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YKAK No. 8
I GUILTY, VERDICT
INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCT. 13, 1922
Ronde Indian Acquit
ted of Murder of
Phillip Warren i not guilty of the
rHerof Crover Todd It the tho ver-
jrtof jury In th Polk county cir
3 rt fct Thta verdict
t 11:20 yesterday
;)rfoon, after the Jurymen had do-
iemtd iinc 4 o'clock the pre-
jurymen were: Henry McEl
F. G. Brown, J. W. Chtldcra,
G Lake, Hrr Caga, W- D' Gor"
if ii.r W. L. Murohv.
jJM, A. vr --., -
B, . Ferguson, T. J . Gardner, J , P.
Hunilton and J. E. Maaon.
fifty-nine talesmen were examined
Mfen the 12 acceptable men were
ann-d, and it wm Tueaday noon be-
(0w the taking of evidence waa
n. ttnt witneae examined by the
M aa Jasper Ferry, the alleged
dool-p'wn, who waa working with
i, federal officer at the time the
(tooting occurred. Perry deacribed
j eventg leading up to the arreat of
linen at Grand Rondo ahortty after
Walter Tooze, Jr. out of hid chance
to make tho final iU-a for the slate.
Mr. Tooze hiH been aMHintmg the
Tho testimony wax completed at
1:30 p. m. and District Attorney
llolgitraon mnclo th opening state
ment for the slate. Oscar JIaytcr,
attorney for tho defense, then
waived hi argument to the jury, and
Mr. Toossc wan unable to apeak.
Tho unexpected conclusion of the
trial took Judge Belt by surprise, and
ho adjourned court until 4 p. m, in
order to prepare his instrudtlona to
i Warren waa the only witnens of im
portanee Wednesday. He told a lucid
atory of the shooting, declaring that
he had taken acven drinks with Price
and with Perry, who waa aaid to have
been acting aa "stool-pigeon" for
the dry agent. The Indian admitted
that he carried a revolver, but de
clared that he had used it only after
Price had fired at him. He further
declared that he had fired only five
ahota, and insisted that he could not
have fired more had he wished, aince
his revolver had only five chamber.
The denial that he had ever Been
Todd, whom he la charged with kill
ing, waa a aurprwe to the prosecution.
HERE 505 TODAY
Forty Portland Cars to Ar
rive in Independence
Brief Stop Here
FROM CALIFORNIA TRIP
Mr. and Mm. F. P. Grounda have
returned to their hum at Hnena VihIa
tifeight one SrpU-mW morning for from . month', ,uto trlp pont in
1 e J r.J..l t.J.
wtkffing. He denied that he had
no promised immunity from proae-
itkm in a rase against him for al-
violation of the prohibition law
i Tillamook county.
Perry was corroborated a to the
ituilt of the shooting by E. W.
Mfcn, Tl'lamook county deputy
sheriff, who shot Warren In
visit with their
aon at Modest the prime objective.
The son, George Grounds, has a re
sponsible position with the Modesto
Tho Grounda traveled 2056 miles,
visiting 21 counties, traveling leisure
ly and carrying a camping outfit
Portland More than forty automo
biles will compose the 1927 Oregon
exposition caravan that will arrive in
Independence at 5:15 p. m., Friday,
October 13th. -
Every automobile . in' the caravan
will be handsomely ' decorated aa
William P. Merry, in charge of the
trip, has offered a cash prize of $50
for the best decorated machine carry
ing out the exposition idea ' and a
second prize of $25 has been posted.
The caravan into the valley will be
the third made by the exposition
boosters to explain to the peop1 of
the state the purpose of the exposi
tion and to urge support to the con
atitutional amendment which must be
'approved by the state voters in order
to allow the people of Portland to tax
themselves for the exposition.
As with the other caravans, ar
rangements will be made to carry
prominent speakers, including Mayor
George L. Baker of Portland as well
.as singers, quartets and other musi
cal features to enliven the meetings
that well be held here and at other
points where the caravan stops.
CUT IN CITY TAX
for next YEAR
Tentative Budget Will Per
mit Reduction Three
Mills in Levy
FRANKLIN W. COLE SUCCUMBS
California, with a
R. J. Todd of Portland, the evan
gelist of the caravan, as he terms
himself, was in Independence Tuesday
afternoon and perfected the details of
the caravan stop here. With favor
able weather conditions the meeting
will be held at the Williams drug cor-
the hP , Thrv visited the state fair at Sacra- ner, otherwise it will be held in the
iitfce Indian fled from the scene of imt.nto ,nd mu(ie an inspection of the theatre.
i shooting, and by E. L. Marshall j Jfr(.(lt industry at Petaluma,1 The caravan will come here from
sad Benton MUen, federal olftcers, th Grounds beimr chicken fanciers. "alias and go from nere to MCMinn-
u4 Robert Marshall, driver of the car. Mr Grounds, in speaking of
tot took one of tho party of rnrers:tr;p Baid. -It was very pica8ant and
New Grand Ronde the night of the , nU.restinjr. and there are parts of
shooting. Other witnesses wlcalifornia which are annealinely at-
the I ville to remain over nigni.
isiined by the state were John War-
di, father of the defendant; Mr. W.
B. Wilson and C. H. Glover of New
The testimony brought out by tho
fate wan that Price had arrested
Phillip Warren and Henry Petite,
Mother Indian, for having liquor in
'keir possession after Perry had pur
Amed a bottle of moonshine from
Wtrren for $2. Warren, it was
twtified, started to fight Price, when
he was struck over the right temple
by the officer with tho butt of his
pintol. Both prisoners subsequently
fade their escape.
About 20 minutes afterwords,
M'e Price, Todd, Perry, Holdcn and
Robert Marshall were standing in
front of the parajfe on the main
street of the town, Warren waa seen
"wing down the street with a rifle.
H hid behind a nearby automobile.
Min Warren came up Trice stepped
tand attempted to take the gun
way from the Indian. A scuffle cn
,ued during which Price fired one
'hot, Warren at least four, Perry one
"id Holdcn four. At the conclusion
"'the shooting Price was dead, with
bullet wound near his heart and
Mother in his abdomen, and Todd was
tot once through the head, dying
'tout an hour afterward. . "
The slate concluded its case at
4:0 Tuesday afternopn and the first
itness enlli.,1 t
to had testified for tho state. He
Wa questioned about the kinds and
number of pistols carried by the
jarious officers in tho raiding party.
"en7 Petite, Warren's alleged part
"er Mr. and Mrs. John Warren, par-
" or tho defendant, and Taulino
tractive, but it is a place for the
rich ones rather than those of mod
erate means or the poor. We en
joyed every minute of it, with no
disagreeable features, but after all,
it seemed good to get home."
FLETCHER IS TO
HAVE LAW PARTNER
WOMAN'N CLUB STARTS
ACTIVITIES FOR YEAR
arrcn, his sister, were examined by
r cout adjourned for the day.
The trinl'took oh intense interest
Jien the defendant took. the , stand
0(lnos,lay morning declaring that he
W shot Price in self-defense nnd de
"'lnS that he had ever seen Todd.
he Indian sworo that Price had shot
him Avhen he resisted nrrest, and
, ; had fired back to prevent
J1 V Trice
'arl with hiH pistol, and that he fired
8hVh0t "l h'm' ,)Ut the point of wh
t first is in dispute. Tho defense
fended that Price and "Jap" Perry
ad bn drinking with the alleged
OMishincr, and that Warren was
?,Gd bv the liaor and the blow
, i hp!ld that he di(1 not know
at he was doing when he fired.
he defense contrived to maneuver
The state has admitted
struck Warren on the
Thirteen were present at a meeting
of the Woman's club Wednesday
afternoon in the club rooms in the
city hall building. It was a busy
session with Mrs. Margaret Nissen,
president, in the chair.
Mrs. 0. I). Butler was appointed
chairman of the program committee;
Mrs. A. L. Keeney chairman of the
calendar committee, Mrs. C. O. Slo
per chairman of the ways and means
committee, and Mrs. Donald P. Mac
Carthy chairman of the civic com
mittee. , '
The resignation of Mrs. Clifford
as secretary was accepted, owing to
her departure from the city, and
two nominations were made for the
Refreshments were served at the
close of the business session.
D. E. Retcher has taken into part
nprshin in his law practice, C. R.
Ellis who has been located at Salem
1h the Industrial
CI 1 1 vwiv '
Accident commission for some little
Mr. El'Ss has a wife and one daugh
ter and will move to Independence
inside of a few days and take up his
The new firm will be known as
Fletcher & Ellis, and will continue to
occupy the Fletcher suite of offices
in the Cooper block.
Mr. Fletcher states the partner
ship became necessary to properly
care for his practice. Mr. Ellis is a
fine gentleman and has had several
years of law practice.
SNEAK THIEVES TAKE
Sneak thieves made a busy night
of it on Saturday last. The chicken
house of Mrs. E. O. Seeley was
raided and a number of fine hens
taken .,. ,
The sedun belonging to Mrs Nicker
son, which was wrecked recently by
on S. P. train, was looted and every
part which could be removed was
carried away. The car had been left
where it was demolished, awaiting
the visit of the adjusting agent, and
the thief took advantage of the situ
ation, to remove the various accesso
ries which were imtact.
UFTHOTIIAL MISS ROSE . 't
IS FORMALLY ANNOUNCED
M. W. Lewis Rose,
Major and Q.
th.. TTnt Onnrters
Imperial British forces and Mrs.
Ktte. Rose, White House Wignch
Ranche, Independence, Oregon, an
TuZ the betrothal of . their only
daughter, Winifred to . B.rchapl , A.
Van Loan, B. AI eldest son of .Mr. and
Mr" J. L. Van Lpan MoWvUth,
Son Mr,Van Loan is a gradu
ate of the University of Oregon, and
i, now studying at the Universy pf
Oregon Medical School in Portland,
A tentative budget was prepared
Wednesday night for the expense of
operating the city of Independence
for the year 1923, and it calls for a
reduction of nearly three mills in the
levy for city purposes. This budget
waa prepared by all of the members
of the city council, Mayor R. M.
Walker, Acting Recorder R. W.
Baker, City Treasurer C W. Irvine,
and a taxpayers' representation by
C. A. McLaughlin, J. E. Hubbard,
William Cockle, Charles G ,' Irvine,
Donald P. MacCarthy and A. C.
A report by the treasurer shows
that the city is on a sound, financial
basis, with balances in all of the funds
to care for the rest of this year's ex
pense and leave a considerable turn
over, and furthermore that the bonded
indebtedness is being steadily re
The meeting was a very harmon
ious one. The budget as adopted will
be submitted to the taxpayers of the
city at a meeting to be held later.
It provides for an estimated tax of
$8,244.12 against a $9,952.12 levy a
vear aeo. a reduction of $1708. or
approximately three mills on the half
a million valuation of the city. The
tentative budget calls for:
Sewer refunding bonds and
Street intersection bonds and
. interest 1484.12
Fire equipment bonds and
Emergency fund 500.00
0:ty library 500.00
Chief of police 1200.00
City treasurer 75.00
Improvement of streets .... 500.00
Publication of notices 100.00
Light and water 2600.00
Health officer 30.00
Fire department 300.00
City camp ". ; 150.00
These items total $9244.12. The
estimated receipts and carryover are
placed at $1000, making it necessary
to raise $8244.12 by tax.
Franklin W. Cole died at his home
in the Hopville district, south of Inde
pendence, last Saturday morning, fol
lowing an illness, of nearly two years,
eulminatinar in a paralytic stroke a
few days preceding his death.
FuneraV tservices under the direction
of A. L. Keeney were held from the
home Sunday afternoon at 2 oxlock,
Dr. II." Charles Dunsmore ' of the
Presbyterian church officiating.
Burial was made at Brownsville Mon
day afternoon, services at the grave
being iri, charge of Crawfordsville
lode 'of -'6(fibFellows, of which the
deceased ticf been a member since
about 45 year-ago. He was married
to Miss Allie'Jarrett of Brownsville
29 years ag , wnsurvives, together
wim seven iiiuuwiu xucjr n.
Cole, Mrs. Maude Opeper, Daniel Cole,
Mrs. Elsie Heightsiss Callie Cole,
Otis and Glenn &le?iaJUre8iding in
the vicinity of Independencaexcept
ing Mrs. Cooper who lives atAirlie
Mr. Cole served for a time as mar
shal of Brownsville, moving to the
Hopviile district 13 years ago, where
he had sUice resided.
Cole was vborn in Vermont
IM), and came to Oregon
AT FAIR GOOD
Independence Has Excep
NAHUN NORTON DIES AT
HOME NEAR MONMOUTH
FINE TOKAY GRAPES
The assembling of the community
exhibit at the Polk County fair
brought to light a number of very
interest mg developments on local
farms. Among these is the cultiva
tion of tokay grapes by George A.
Wells, a prominent Buena Vista
rancher who is devoting considerable
time to" fruit culture in the various
phases. - -
Mr. Wells is producing tokay
grapes of exceptional quality and
on display at the Enterprise office is
o hn..h which we?ghs S pounds.
It is attracting much attention.
WOOD YARD HERE
L. E. Haselton, who has been hand
ling wood for esveral years, conduct
ing operations from his ranch north
of town, has opened a retail wood
yard in Independence, having leased
from H. Hirschberg ground near the
Oregon Milling & Warehouse com
Mr. Haselton is having mill ..wood
shipped here from Silverton and has
purchased 45 cords of oak from the
Reynolds place south of town, which
is being trucked to the new yard.
Nahun Norton, age 72 years, died
at his home just south of Monmouth
October 6th, with heart trouble as the
malady. He is survived by a daught
ter, Mrs. Hester Wood of Fhilomath,
a son, Aaron Norton of Castle Rock,
Wash., and one brother, Wiley Nor
ton of Airlie.
Funeral services in charge of A. L.
Keeney were held at the Kings Valley
cemetery Sunday afternoon at 2
oVock, Rev. J. L. Ballantyne offic
iating. Mr. Norton was born at Kings
Valley, May 9, 1850, and has spent
practically his entire life in that lo
cality and in the" vicinity of Mon
mouth. D. P. LAMB TO BUILD
MODERN RESIDENCE HERE
D. P. Lamb of Valsetz, civil engi
neer in the employ of the Cobbs &
Mitchell' company, has awarded a con
tract to Charles D. Smiley for the
erecton of a modern bungalow with
eround dimensions of 28x40 on a
lot just to the west of the Walter, grapes'
Plant "residence on west Monmouth
street. Work to be started at once.
The community exhibits were nota
Me features at the Polk County fair,'
and naturally attracted a larga
amount of attention. Brush College
secured first place, scoring 82 points;
Mt. Pisgah, second, with 79 points;
Monmouth, third, with 77 points, and
Independence, fourth with 69
So far as Independence is con
cerned, it lost out on technicalities to
quite an extent, and this was due to
the committee in charge not being
thoroughly conversant with the entry
rules. For instance, while Independ-
ence had a very extensive and it might
be said elaborate display, there wa;
no threshed grain. Then a bale of
hops wa. placed in the center of the
booth, obscuring articles, and tins
cut off more points.
The booth was commercialized by
permitting F. M. Brown to maintaia
nursery literature in front of
-WW deduction. Notwith-
mn&iiiB , i
standing these detractions Independ
ence is quite well satisfied with the.
showing which was made by farmers
residing in this vicinity. -
A novel feature of the exhibit waa
a basket containing 287 eggs, repre
sentative of the number of eggs which
had been laid by a White Leghorn
belonging to Dr. R. E. Duganne in
The exhibitors in the booth were:
Frank Webster Squashes, pump
kins, musk melons.
Ed. Rex Hubbard squasnes.
F. M. Brown Garden seed, kudzu,
sunflowers, cucumbers, pears.
Wade McKee Sorgum, millet and
Mr. Keller Early Michigan pota-
- Mr. Letteken Water melons, corn,
P.O. Black Apples. .. .
Hugh Hanna Pears.
Uncle Blliy Wright Tomatoes
horse radish, sunflowers.
WILL OPEN SUNDAY
Local nimrods are getting their
guns in readiness for the opening of
the season Sunday on Chinas and
quail. Five birds is the day limit,
whether it be one or the other or a J
combination of the two.
UP TO VOTERS
Polk Court Submits Ques
tions of Increasing Con
On the Road of Good Intentions
nr ' 1 VWHERfcPOVOU II J
Two financial questions are to be
submitted to the -voters of Polk
county at the coming election, calling
for the expenditure of $73,482. Both
questions have been certified to by
the county court. One calls for the
raising of $40,000 for road purposes,
$2000 for county fair, $2000 for
county agent's salary, and $2682 for
the county library.
The other calls for $26,800 for the
general fund to provide for bridges
on the west side Pacific highway at
Rickreall, Basket slough near the
tile factory north of Monmouth, and
two bridges across Soap creek.
The purpose of the $40,000 levy is
to provide a working capital for the
construction of roados. This would in
clude the erection of gravel bunkers
and the distribution of as much
gravel as possible upon the roads of
T. F. CLIFFORD TAKES
CHARGE SANDY CREAMERY
Charles Roher White dent corn.
Burton Estate Grapes.
W. W. Huntley Grapes, tomatoes;
and pie pumpkin.
H. Loretz Pears and hickory nuts.
Homer MUs Netted Gem potatoes
S. Cox Pears, potatoes.
John Ward Yellow dent corn,
water melons; musk melons, squash,
Major Rose Several kinds of
winter apples, corn.
George A. Wells Apples, pears,
walnuts, filberts and the Flaming
B. T. Merrill Tomatoes, popcorn,
pears, garden seed, pie pumpkin.
William Quartier Summer squash,
tomatoes, grapes, French kale.
E. E.. Tripp Onions.
Paul Scott Water melons, squash
Shido Bros. Sweet potato squash,
sweet pumpkin, and banana squash.
Davidson & Hedges Green prunes,
Stark's Delicious and Winter Banana
apples. , :.
- Will Craven Grapes.
Gosser & Son Sunflowers, squash
es, beans, carrots, cabbage, onions.
J. S. Bohannon Green walnuts.
V. M. DeCoster Walnuts.
T. L. Hartman Tomatoes
Frank Hennagin Eggs.
Dr. R. E. Duganne Eggs. '
E. Clemens Horst Co. Hops.
Mrs. H. B. Fletcher, Mrs. A. L.
Thomas and Mrs. J. S. Robbie
Canned Fruit. '.
Independence Creamery Butter.
T. F. Clifford, head butter maker
at the Independence creamery, has
resigned nils position here and has
accepted the management of the
Farmers' Cooperative creamery at
Sandy, Oregon, vwhich is located on
the Sandy, boulevard, just to the east
of Portiahd?" Mr. Clifford left Tues
day to take up his new duties and
he was joined the following day by
Mjs. Clifford and daughter, Carolyn,
j Mr. Clifford is recognized as a very
cpmp.eta.nt abutter maker. He has
j been wjth the creamery here for two
(years or more.
F. E. HENNAGIN GETS
CHICKEN HONORS AT FAIR
F. E. Hennagin of the Independence
Eggery with an exhibit of 18 birds
was given an even dozen awards at
the Polk county fair last week. Mr.
Hennagin was awarded first honors
on a pen of four pullets and cockerel';
first, second and third on a pullet;
first on a pen of four hens 'and a
cock; first, second and third on hen;
first on cock; first, second and third