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giHi- r lNUKPENDENciToRiGON, FRIDAY. SEPT. IS. 1922
i nn in i 1W17
Contract for Street Improve
ment Is Awarded to
Ruic tor hire cars ni1 ,oCftl tru k
XL,, were granted by the city
Ti-jpnemlcnre Wedne.day night at
! .Jiournod meeting of the city
icll with Mayor K. M. Walker
Permit for four atage vehicles to
.otcr Independence were granted to
i w Prl"r ffch'm-lndcpena-tKe-Monnuth
lino. Tho Beaver
Hotel I designated the terminal,
nn nun mo use m
Main, First and Monmouth streets,
with'pt'n"iHHit'n to take on or dh"
chug paHfiiK-r only t the term!
M point. The fee charged U $25 per
craFr- , ,
Jrvin U'un wa granted a franchise
to operate a Mage from the terminal
to the Oregon Electric at Orvlllc, the
f being $10. Mr. Uaun wa granted
permit to operate an for hire can
f,ve Ford at $5 each and two Uulcki
it $7 each. W. C. Shflfcr one Ford
The Ol't-mon Transfer waa granUd
l franchiiie to operate two trucks, L.
E. Grant one truck, and Charle
lurre one truck, tho fee being $16
per year per truiK. ine irancnitte
npplement the license.
The frarti hiaea became effective to-
kj and the fee are payable In ad-
h no application had been re
ceived from the Willamette Valley
ine of true k. Chief of Police Parker
vu instructed to inform the driver
of the new regulation upon Iheif
firtt appearance upon the atreet.
Bert tro wn awarded the con
tract fur grading and graveling Log
Cabin itreet, from Oak to William
to block, for $175,
An ordinance was panned asking
for bids for the paving of Third strei
, 1 . . .. ...
irom a to .Monmouth and the con
.traction of the necessary curbing.
THREE AUK FIN Ell FOR
Oeorge I.. Roue wai fined $100,
Tuesday, by Police Judze B.
Swope, iift,.r pending guilty to un
wully having had intoxicating
Wot in hi possession.
Chief of Police Parker found
box in Mr. Rose's wagon, which
wntamed two pint bottles of liquor.
r. Kosc allowed that the box con
urned eirifH, but after it had been
mwi conceded that they had
viarence Irw n nai.l a fin tt fisr.
Jfter admitting to Judge Swopo that
naa had intoxicating liquor in his
PoMeinion when tttken in tow by
" or I'oiice purvcr.
iia Iroxel. charred with the
'" crime, entered a r.l nf M
y, but Bubaemifntlv
0 lty, makinir the Btjit.nmi.nt th.t
l-. f 1 "
j uiq not wmh to undergo the not
'y of a hearing. She was assessed
Mr. Tni'ln m.
, Mrs. iroxel were
,"f under arrcat by Mr. Parker
c Hvunng a warrant for search-
ft. Z Tinmtn on second floor of
' "nitcakcr building. A quantity
Dart ,m bU,C'8 nnd on f1881!
filled with alleged moonshine
PORKERS AT STATE FAIR
rancht Per of tho Sloper Bros
Paee !v ahm TuefJy secunng
Poland n oxhibition of 15 or lj
SIodI:?1""8 at the "tate fair,
stock ? mo exceptionally good
with ti, ' . 18 nnndled in connection
- r nop yar(ia.
. " oioner
-ho make an ex-
P plow of which ho is
made for a patent
plicate ' , "na mnnu.facturer,
m Ur W,LL SELI
NT IJY AUCTION
J.N,j 1UC(I t0 ff've up farming
the hflve a public sale at
Ipendenc 6 milcs north ot Indo-
IsaleV" 1September 20th' After
fily to hi. . 0,108 wiH move his fam
i be. rSl(ien,e n B street, which
liree " occupiod during the past
iO'IWr ,,y Mr- Mrs. M. J.
lOI)Y PORTLAND MAN
FOUND NEAR HERE
The body of Clarence M. Hurry,
ge AT,, of Portland, wa found float
ing in tho river at the George LewU
hop ranch, aix miles south of Inde
pendence, lust Sunday afternoon.
junt where Harry was drowned
how i purely problematical.
He Ifet his homo in Portland junt
one week to a day preceding tho
finding of tho body floating In the
river by employe of tho Lewi hop
yard who had gone to tho river to
bathe. The body showed that it had
been in the water for several duvs.
possibly shortly after he disappeared
."in i uriisnu. ins hat was tied to
his arm. Coroner It. L. Chapman of
Dallas made an investigation but as
there was nothing to Indicate that
there had been foul play, an inquest
was not deemed necessary.
A laborer in the employ of the Ionian-Paulson
Lumber compeny, Port
land, Harry had suffered a slight
injury a short time previous to hie
disappearance, and the supposition is
that he was partlully demented.
He was wearing a cout belonging
to a son, Howard F. Barry. In the
pocket of the coat were letters and
other papers from which it was first
believed that he was the son, a the
c;ondition of the body made it hard
to determine the age. The body wai
taken in charge by Funeral Director
Keeney. A message was sent to Mrs.
E. C. Walsh of Salt Lake City, Uuh,
who from the letters wa believed U
be the man'a mother, but who wa
found to be his divorced wife.
A sister, Mrs. Edith Burbin and a
brother, Charles F. Barry of Portland
came here Tuesday and had the body
shipped to Portland for fhterment.
Mr. Barry is survived by three child
ren. He was a member of Multnomah
camp, W. O. W. of Portland, and
carried n insurance of $1000.
JETTY WORK IS
Rock It Being Hauled Here
From Brunk's For
KNOTT GOES EAST
FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE
Dr. George C. Knott left yesterday
for Richesler, Minn., where he wi
spend a few week at the Mayo clinic
and will then go to Chicago for post
graduate work. II expects to be
away about twa months.
Dr. Knot returned Wednesday from
Glendale, Ore., where he had been
spending a few days closing the sale
of the Eldon hotel, a property he has
owned for several years and which
was operated as a sanitarium up un
til war demands made it necessary to
close the institution.
GO TO DALLAS
Half Interest in Chapman
Chester W. Henkle of Independence
has purchased a one-half interest in
the R. I- Chapman undertaking es
tablishment at Dallas and on October
1st will take the active management
of the business.
Until a little more than a year ago,
irvin .nnriucted lor a aozen
years or more an undertaking busi
Independence, disposing of it
to A. L. Keeney in order that he might
take a good rest and recuperate n.s
health. For the past few months mr,
TronVlfi hns been seeking a new loca-
tion, and when mr. nnji" Dv..
thAt he wanted to be relieved of the
management of the business it did not
moora f hnnman ana xjuuivi
much time to perfect the deal. Tho
new firm will be known as Chapman
nr.. TTmilcta will move to JJanas
nhmit the first of the month, negotia
tions now being under way for a suit
able place of residence.
Mr. Chapman has been in tne un
dertaking business at Dallas for many
. . , ul.wj n vorv enm-
years. no nas awniuu
plete establishment, having an at
tractive ' chapel and modem equip
Independence friends of the nun-
kles and they are many are mum
pleased over their decision to remain
1 ; 4. i'M BAial
Polk county, nommenu m ovw
and business circles, inucuUC..w
naturally is sorry to lose the Henkles,
but pleased that they are to become
Work has been started on repairing
the jetty which extends into the river
from the Burton estute ranch juat
north of Independence. W. R. Kirk
wood of Amity has taken a contract
from the government to deliver 2300
yards of riprap rock on the river
bank and possibly this may be in
creased to C000 yards. The rock is
being secured from the Cromley Bros,
ranch near Brunk's corner and is be
ing hauled here by trucks and teams.
Mr. Kirkwood has established his
headquarters on the river bank on the
Damon property. It is his intention
to have rock hauling done by local
In an effort to prevent the channel
of the river from changing at that
point the government has spent in
past years a considerable amount of
money. The river has cut heavily into
the west bank and government of
ficials recogniae that the wing dam
or ejtty must be maintained at the
Burton ranch in order to prevent the
river from making an entirely nev
Practically the same condition pre
vans jusi soutn oi town, but war
department engineers have refused
to recognize the condition there as
uemg acirimeniai w tne navaga-
tibility of the river. It has made
great inroads on the Hill property and
is regarded as a menace to the busi
ness property on the east side of
REV. J. S. GREEN
IS PASTOR HERE
Rev. F. S. Clemo Is Assigned
to Molalla Church
BARN AND CONTENTS ON
TITUS RANCH BURNED
BUENA VISTA ITEMS
DURING PAST WEEK
M. Metier, who lives just
town, is quite seriously ill.
Mrs. Sarah Collins of Dallas passed
Sunday at the home of her brother,
G. A. Wells and family.
Mr. and Mrs. L C. Stanley left
Sunday for Gresham, Oregon, for an
indefinite stay with relatives.
Leland Prathcr who has had an
attack of appendicitis was in Portland
several days last week consulting a
Mrs. Frank Fisher and daughter,
Atha, passed the weekend with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Black of Inde
J. A. Keynolds and family were
business callers in Albany Monday.
Their daughter, Miss Gladys Rey
nolds, will for her third year teach
domestic science in the Albany high
Mr. and Mrs. James Getty have re
turned from several days' trip to
Seattle, and several different coast
resorts in Oregon and report a flat
tering offer to Mr. Getty at Sea
side, which he may later decide to ac
cept and if so will move to that city.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Neal and Mrs.
E. J. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Perry
Wells, Clifford and Ray Wells were
among tnose attending tne m. Jb.
quarterly conference services held in
Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Anderson were
Sunday afternoon callers on relatives
"Uncle" Jake Nash reports the
thermometer registered 92 at his
G. E. Harman and J. K. Tann are
sawing wood for the school and other
residents of this city.
Rev. J. S. Green, at Yamhill during
the past year, has been assigned to
the Independence charge of the Meth
odist Episcopal church, and Rev. J.
S. Clemo goes to Molalla, just to the
east of Oregon City.
Rev. Green will arrive here today
with his family and will hold his first
service Sunday morning. Rev. Green
has a wife, a son about 16 and a
daughter about 13. He was stationed
at Creswell for four years preceding
his Yamhill charge.
Rev. Clemo will move his family
to Molalla today. The Molalla church
is in a flourishing condition, a modern
parsonage having just Deen com
pleted, and the church edifice is but
12 years old.
No appointment was made for
Buena Vista and jt is to be supplied
at some future time. Rev. Frank
James was returned to Dallas for
The appointments for the Salem
E. E. Gilbert, district superintend
ent; Albany, J. C. Spencer; Amity,
M. B. Parounaglan; Banks, J. H.
Bennett; Bay City and Garibaldi, J.
T. Keating; Brooks, John Sethoff;
Buena Vista, to be supplied; Corne
lius, J. W. Warren; Corvallis, I. B.
Wood; Dallas, Frank James; Dayton,
F. J. Schnell; Dilly, to be supplied;
Donald, Fargo and Waconda, Leroy
II. Walker; Dundee, M. W. Goss;
Falls City, F. J. Dunlop; Forest
Grove, R. N. Avison; Halls Ferry, W.
J. Morrow; Hillsboro, M. A. Macey;
Independence, J. S. Green; Jefferson,
II. II. Miles; Keiser, to be supplied;
Lafayette and Carlton, to be supplied;
Livesley, Earl Macbee; Marquam, R.
Hocking; McCabe and Bellvue, Paul
F. Gree;n McMinnville, C. L. Dark;
Nehalem and Wheeler, L. E. Taber;
Newberg, J. E. Strevy; North Howell,
to be supplied; Oak Grove, A. S. Mul
ligan; Pratum, J. A. McNees; Salem,
First church, B. E. Kirkpatrick
Salem; Jason Lee Memorial, Thomas
Acheson, Salem; Leslie, H. G. Pem
berton; West Salem, Alex Haw
thorne; Scholls and Farmington, J. F.
Coleman; Sheridan, R. S. Bishop;
Sherwood, P. M. Blenkinsop; Silver
ton, S. W. Hall; Tillamook, Simpson
Hamrick; Turner and East Salem, R.
I. Thomas; Willamina, Earl B. Cotton;
Yamhill, F. G. Drake.
The barn on the John Titus ranch,
three miles north of Independence on
the Salem road was burned early
Tuesday morning. The Pre was dis
covered shortly after midnight, and
the flames had gained such headway
that the contents of the building could
not be removed. Mr. Titus lost a
Studebaker car, farming implements,
his winter's supply of hay and grain.
As it was an unusually warm night,
Mr. Titus had turned his horses out
in the corral, and this saved them.
Mr. Titus carried an insurance of
$500 on the building and $300 on the
contents, but this will not begin to
cover his loss. Mr. Titas had but
recently reduced the amount of his
Mr. Titus is of the opinion that the
fire was of incendiary origin, as
there is 710 other way of accounting
for its inception.
A chicken house, adjoining the barn
was burned and the windmill and
tank were demolished.
This ranch is what was known as
the old Sperling place.
FEW OREGON MEN
WERE HELD CAPTIVE
CHURCH SERVICE IS
HELD AT WERLINE YARD
Last Sunday afternoon, a delega
tion from the Baptist church visited
the George Werline and the Sloper
Bros, hop camps. Tracts were given
out. Arrangements were perfected
for a service and on Tuesday night
two automobile loads of people from
the Baptist church participated in a
meeting at the Werline place.
The program included three pleas
ing numbers by A. A. Justin on his
cornet; a selection by the male quar
tet which proved so pleasing that it
required three encores to satisfy the
audience, nev. rroppe delivered an
Salem Of the 84,500 Gregonians
who served in the World war, but 12
of them were taken prisoner by the
The task of completing this branch
of search into Oregon's record in the
was was completed today by George
A. White, adjutant general, who
found that two officers, both of them
second lieutenants, and 10 enlisted
men, all serving with famous combat
divisions, were captured in battle by
the kaiser's troops and held in prison
camps until after the armistice. One
of the 12 died in German hands,
passing away in a hospital at Rastatt
Darmstadt was the prison camp
that held the majority of the pris
oners. Others were held at Josuf.
The two officers and four of the en
listed men were first call volunteers.
Two of them were brothers who were
captured during the German advance
on Paris early in 1918. General
White declined to make public the
names of the prisoners.
Harvest Is Being Delayed ia
Some Yards By Lack
Remains Taken to Old South
Dakota Home for
There is a crying need for hop
pickers in some of the yards. For the
first time, the hop harvest and prune
picking are lapping. Ordinarily hop
picking is over by the time prune
picking is started. Due to a lack of
help, picking is still in full swing in
all of the larger yards and it will
probably be about two weeks before
the work is all completed. Major W.
Lewis Rose estimates that it will re
quire two weeks to finish at the
Wigrich. He is operating with seven
sections, about 350 pickers, when he
ought to have nearly twice that nunt-
C. A. McLaughlin expects to finisb
this week. The E. Clemens Horst
company will require another weelc to
finish and many of the other yards-
will run into next week before they
In some yards a bonus of 10 cents
per box is being offered to pickers
who will stay to the finish. The Wig
rich has advanced the price to a flat
60 cents, and is offering free daily
transportation between the yards and
town. There has been much switching
of pickers this season, largely attribu
table to the automobile.
There are some pickers who ' are
making "big" money. One at the Mc
Laughlin yard last Saturday garnered
15 boxes and quit work at 3 in the
afternoon. And yet this is not re
garded as an extraordinary record
and is being equalled or excelled in
practically every yard in the district
by the ones who know just how to d
The yield of hops is continuing to
exceed expectations, and there are
numerous instances of where it has
been necessary to get additional
tickets and the allowance of paste
boards is usually pretty liberal.
The E. Clemens Horst company ha
one 12 acre yard which has produced
in the neighborhood of 2700 pounds,
to the acre of cured hops.
BY MARION SECOND TIME!
Julius Stalding, a resident of Inde
pendence for 12 years, died at his
home on Monmouth street, Monday
night, after being in a critical con
dition for about two weeks following
a paralytic stroke. Mr. Stalding was
84 years old. He was born in Ger
many. He came to this country
when 18 years old, landing in JNew
York. From there he went to Iowa
and in 1870 he went to South Dakota
and took up a homestead, where he
remained until about 1906. when he
came west, first settling in Washing
ton, and then a few years later he
came to Independence,
l MawyViWc nf Mr KtAirhncr m outn
inspiring gospel message to a largo' . T rwvinc, ml
and appreciative audience.
An invitation to hold a service at
the Wigrich ranch has been accepted.
Independence closed the baseball
season last Sunday with a contest-'
with Marion on the home ground and:
suffered defeat by one lone run, th
final chalk mark being 6 and 7.
Errors at the inopportune time are
what cost Independence the game..
Mosher of Dallas did the pitching for
the local team and his work was good.
His support was excellent most of
the time, but the ragged spots were
sufficient to give the game to the
visitors. For excitement it was one of tne
best games of tne season. Independ
ence took the lead at the ontset, but
Marion evened things up and forged
ahead until in the ninth inning the
score stood 5 to 7. Independence
got one man home, three others oa
bases and then a fly put an end t
Burning the Candle at Both Ends
!Br w if. w
GRIEVES FOR WIFE;
TAKES HIS OWN LIFfi
Salem 111 health and possibly grief
over the death of his wife a few
months ago are believed to account for
Mr. Staid-1 Milford Harvey Crawford's taking
his own life early Tuesday morning
at his home near Zena, Polk county.
Crawford shot himself in the head
with a 12-gauge shotgun. He w
36 years old.
Several months ago Crawford
wife died from burns received when
the gasoline tank of an automobile ia
which she was sitting exploded. The
explosion occurred when Crawford
attempted to loosen up some of the
mechanism under the car by folding
a torch agaiast it. Not long ago
Crawford was attacked by a bull and:
so injured that his health was im
paired. These two mishaps, it is be
lieved, led up to his death by suicide
George H. Crawford, father of the
dead man, reported the case imme
diately to Coroner Chapman at Dallas,,
and the coroner, it is reported, did ot
find an inquest necessary.
Mr. Crawford is survived bv hu
father, George IL Crawford; a baby
daughter; and three brothers, Edgar
C. Crawford, William M. Crawford.
The brothers all
family and the friendship
there was renewed after
ing came here to reside.
Mr. Stalding was twice married.
His first wife died in 1883. From
that union there survive: Chris Staid
ing, Canistota, S. D.; George Staid
ing, Aberdeen, Wash.; Herman Staid
ing, Canistota, S. D.; Mrs. Mary
Kingsley, Mott, N. D.; Albert Stald
ing, Canistota, S. D.; Mrs. Emma
Hoffine. Mott, N. D., and Mrs. Abbie
Cappell, San Jose, Cal.
About 15 years ago Mr. Stalding
was again married and the widow
The sons George, Albert and Her
man, came here and assisted in the
care fo their father during his last
days and they were joined by Mrs.
The body was prepared for burial
at the A. L. Keeney funeral parlors,
and accompanied by George, Albert
and Herman Stalding and Mrs. Chap
pell, was taken to Canistota, S. D.,
where funeral ceremonies will be held
and interment will be made.
Stalding was an Odd Fellow, re
taining his membership in the old i and & D- Crawford.
home town in South Dakota. ,lve to Salem.