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About Independence enterprise. (Independence, Polk County, Or.) 189?-190? | View Entire Issue (Dec. 20, 1894)
. ' , Turkeys, eranberries and celery at the Star Grocery,
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WttLUIIIKU T1U-BSUW AT INUKHSNUIi.NCK
- OrFIC T KtOK MAIS TnETv
fariM th. " llnwndenc.,1'.
CnWCl i ...-.i... uu.ll mallrr.
' BLAISE OS SILVER.
It s generally admitted, on all bands,
t'.at Jan'oj'G. W was ns brilliant
and forceful a party loader as this coun
rv i,rodueed. - He was tho idol of
the rank and Olo of his party, "the
plume! knight" whose sword always
Hashed In the fore-front of battle. He
jnove.1 among tho jHilitieil satellites of
bis day like a Titan of old among an
army of pigmies,' He was a tiuo Amer
ican, a sincere patriot, a gifted, brainy
and-honest man, but lj w as noi a re
publican os Republicans are measured
by the Oregonian'a little ,'x2 gold stand
ard rule. The following are his views
on the eilver qnestiou; "I believe that
the struggle now going on in this coun
try and iu the other countries for a sin
gle guld standard would, if successful,
produce widespread disaster in and
throughout the commercial world. The
destruction of silver as money and estab
lishing gold as the sole unit of value
must have a ruinous effect on all forms
of property except those investments
which yield Used rturn in money.
Thee would be enormously enhanced in
value and would gain a disproportionate
and unfair advantage over every other
species of property." It would be wel
for Republicans, who blindly follow
their blind leaders into the treacherous
-ortex of the single gold standard, to
seriously consider these words of their
greatest party leader since Lincoln. The
n.l!tirm which Sir. Blaine hero so
Vividly portrays are already upon us.
There is "widespread disaster in and
throughout the commercial world"
which has wrought "a ruinous effect on
all forms of property except those in
vestments which yield a fixed return ii.
money" It is clear to every candid,
vmbinsed and thinking mind that legis
lative juggling of the last twenty-five
years has been the fruitful cause of the
present debasement of silver as a money
metal. Gold has been crowned an irre-
.sponsible, autocrat and established "as
,tli sole unit of value." And now an
other nefarious scheme is being formu
lated which places the control af tin
volume of money in the hands of the
great corporations which have neither
dKJrin Licit nos a soal to Uatmi.
When will the masses aain see day
light? Thk grand jury is a secret tribunal
organized for the protection of society
against the criminal classes. We do
not endorse the charge that it is "a
r i...Kn;iiiri " although we know
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that evil minded persons often use it as
.i'.--. t t.hir .rite gainst
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worthy and inoffensive parties. The
grand jury is a terror 10 evu uuci!m.
a shield to society. But the point we
raise is this ; Is the grand jury's report
npoa the condition of the county
buildings and the records kept by the
county officials merely a piece of per
functory work? Really does not the
stereotype phrase "go far as we know,''
measure the height and breadth and
depth of the grand jury's knowledge of
the things reported upon? Do they
ever make an examination of the county
records and buildings which could be
honestly termed an intelligent one? We
hardly think they ever do, although we
,iuay be mistaken. Of course the grand
jury is not in a position to do expert
work, but their investigations should I
sufficiently thorough to be reasonably
satisfactory to the people. For instance,
grand juries have been known to rejMjrt
the Tolk county jail in good condition,
when it vat not a fit domicile for a
wharf rat, aad any prisoner could escape
from it who had enough life to nse hie
eyes and fingers and enough spirit to
prefer liberty to imprisonment. He
wouldn't have to use files and crowbars,
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IT has bevame commonplace for each
newspaper to laud Its own particular
l.militv. and neooie auroaa navecome io
. , i
look upon tins style of advertising as a
species of cheap canceit.if not something
worse, While we believe it is right, as
: "ir.it, ,e
canty, but ,
iu well as a duty, for uewspa
kindly pf their particular local
pelf -respecting newspaper will engage in
fulsome pnffing, inaccurate statements!
V, tuft M.i.tifc ...
wKoereu li, enw) enough to edit
a country paper, should etoop to the
level of a cheap real estate shark. Can
did and truthfu! information is what the
reading public expect and honest people
w ill tolerate nothing short of this in a
rewsiuiper. The editorial imagination
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Way be exoussWe at time for giving
iniili a colorinir nr..nu.T tlmn fic
tion, but the eutit tl.ii.j- inlogrity
ofata'eiiuiit-Khoiil.l iu ver bo lot figm
of. To bo fiitv tlio imbltc ha a t'"e
for the goiiKfttioiwI, foriio mid o iot v,
but ft will not toK rnto downright hum.
bnwry. The neuor tlmt atwn.l'l
to Iu.jkwo uim tho public wW i..l
itself a forgotten back uaiubor every
Tn fatal knock-out Wow in causing
Liiblie ntiiiK'iit to revolt aiinxt the
pugilistic burl iiii-.ni. litit:t.-l ttowcn'i
.loath, follow lmronuickly alter uiai
KiorJau, i revealiiis to public ga U
folly and brutality of thew o-callwl
glove contests. It nyure raii
medicine to cure chronic tliwa-, J
the tragic death in tho prue ring of two
or more brawny gladiators U prolwoiy
the only remedy that will quicken into
healthy ot ion the morbid condition of
the eoeial orttiiiwiu. Now lot Corbctt
ami FiUiimiiioiis get together ami put
fitting climax to the brutal tragedy by
knocking each other into eternity.
Ituirordsus a good deal of SiUjsfa
, ti.p lKKt stand which
esteemed contemporary, the lull
Transcript, is taking on the silver que
lion. liro. Snvder evidently has
fear of the Orcgonian's cat-o'nine-tails.
It would eceiu that a bully never learn
that his bnig uud bluster h;9 no terror
for a man of courage. Tho Oregon i
eau't intimidate the republicans vl
Tub Salem Statesman says "the law
against wife-beating should Do eiuier
enforced or repealed." By all means
enforce it. It is a good law ana Us
strict enforcement would make it a
salutory law. Brutal and cowardly
wife-beaters should bo shown no
Rev. R. L. Shelley will preach at
tho Christian church in this city
There will be a children's Christ
mas tree at the Christian church
t ine unristmas presents ai.iv
M. Wade&Co.'s in beautiful plated
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ware and splendid carving sets.
Thu Christian and Concrreca
tional Sunday schools will give a
Santa Clans junior cantata at the
opera house on Saturday evening,
. r At r. a-
Dec. zv. Aamission iee iu cents.
Independence lodge No. 22, A. O.
U. V., has elected the following of
ficers: E. L. Ketchum, M. SV.;
S. B. Walker, F.; J. Ci. VanOrsdel,
0.. W. L. Wilkins, Rec; E. T.
Henkle, Fine: VY P. Connaway,
Rec.; J. B. Ford, G.; II. Christian,
I. W.; A. J. Wolcott, O. '.; E. L.
Ketchum, M. E.; W. P. Connaway,
The Philharraonio Coaceit.
The second of the series of con
certs given by the Philharmonic so
ciety was rendered Saturday eve
ning at the Christian church, Mon
mouth, before a email burappreci
The first on the program was a
donhle nuartette entitled "Sailors'
quartette," which was quite well
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renderct. llns was followed by a
wloby Jay F, Powell, which was
given in his usual excellent style.
The audience was then favored with
a quart-t entitled- 'Tis Sad Yet" by
the Philharmonic Male quartet.
This was followed by a duet by
Misses Parrish and Bentley. This
wa3 one of the best rendered pieces
on the program and was well re
ceived by the audience. A solo was
then sung by Professor Ginn, after
which a trio was given by Misses
Wilds, Cole and Briggs. This was
followed by a solo by ilr. Frost.
The next was a male quartet en
titled '"Eggs for Your Breakfast"
by Messrs. Ginn, Epley, Powell and
Doughty. This was the most com
ical piece on the program and
brought down the house. A solo
was then Bung by the Misses Cole
tjov. a vutv
in an excellent manner
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was a duet by Messrs. Ginn and
Epley, followed by a quartet en
titled "Village Blacksmith," which I
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ven rpn.fprprl in a i.loQainn mnn. I
ner. 1 his was succeeded by a solo
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by Dr. .plev. after which the ina e
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quartet rendered a piece entitled
"Mixtures." A solo was then sung
doubi. n, Tl f SST-t1
douoie quartet entitled Gailv
Launch and Lizhtlv Row" waJ, rJ.
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This closed the program, which aU y S "ew"
n as well rendered throughout and The LaCreole academy is ad vanc-
.vhlle nnt. n m Man) ai-,,,r,,
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a financial point of view, was well
enjoyed by those present.
Anot, . ... rirflll!lhlv
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b jrn-pn anm. t .,m v. r...
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out we cannot tell the exact date
And you can.t eat
If you want the
Halifnruil tar rnnp -
door every morn-
Jim buy it at the
NEW BAKERY. :
VJIf.V. M I nviivi, rmww.
Till: POLK COUNTY WKSS.
NtwH ltm"t r.dltorlrtl i:-prvaalou.
Henry Howe has been feiiouslv
indited during the past twr
ti n-v nrosner Is to
attend strictly and cont'uutotuly to
your own business.
Hon. J. IX 1.00 will be appli
cant for the snperintendency of the
state prison under the incoming ad
ministration. Adrian Chamberlain, who has
been living with his grandmother
at Bridgeport, has been sent to the
state reform school for his own
Forseverel days Mrs. Zach llowo,
of Perrydale ,has been dangerously
ill and not expected to live. Kom.
Howe an.l wife, Jas. Howe, ML-
Nellie Howe and Mrs. Pink Kigg
went there yesterday.
E. C. Keyt, C. P. Zumwalt and
R. C. Craven havo partitioned off
to Mrs. Allie Townnd, Mrs.
Minnie lloltnan. Mrs. Mamie
Williams, George and Kddio
Richmond their respective shares
of the Richmond farm on Salt
The mass of people in Oregon
have expressed themselves against
any present material change in
text books, both on the score of
economy and the doubt of getting
anything much better. And now
will those who have "the deciding
voice in the matter respect the will
of the public who have children to
educate and taxes to pay.
Considerable stuff which many
people allow to go to waste could
profitably be fed to pigs and poul
try. Some poor fi'ks think they
must have two or three dogs in
the family, even if there i not a
bite left for a ni;i or a chick. Is it
any wonder that some people do
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not prosper and that o hen are n
inr.lpn on tho DUl.llr!. ftltllollL'Il We
burden on the pupli, although we
live in one ot the most iuroreu re
gions under the sun?
There will be a grand fircmansV
ball at Dallas New Years eve.
Though last Sunday was a rough
day our nimrods made tho ducks
Mrs. Burnette accompanied the
judge to Dallas last week and visit
ed her people, the Messrs. Belt.
Ben Dice was pretty lnully used
up in a row w ith Tom Willims and
one of the Jordan boys Monday
The apple dryers have stopped for
the seaon, K & Co. drying about
15,000 pounds; Cooks, about 10,000
pounds. Riekreall correspondence.
Monday evening about twenty of
our able bodied men met at Fire
man's hall and effected a temporary
organization of the Dallas Hook A
T.o.lrlpr enmnnnir A V. R. finvd
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and II. L. Crider, secretary. Manfred
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nears au.i xiarry ooupcr ere up-
pointed a committee on constitution
"Dallas has got it"
"Football on the brain."
The first game of genuine football
ever exhibited on the ground
whore so many battles in the na
tional game have been fought at
Dallas, was witnessed by about
300 people Saterday last when the
eleven from LaCreole academy
tackled the 0. S. N. S. second eleven,
and the general verdict was it waa
a good game, though our academy
boys were defeated by a score of 20
A new Dray in town-
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tio u-ifo nf f r Al Drnv n arm D.'f.
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Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Leonard, of
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waiiaa ji icnua uui ii.k iuc . ,
Willis Jordan will
.i. : .v.
iiiwijiiis ill uir iiiiven uai ,
.ssaiilt with a d anpferons we
rru t t r
court has been quite lengthy; but
, i t , n .u
buEI"e88 ,ias bee" disposed of to the
Ie9t interests oi tno taxpayers ana
inrr En pnd'.illv llnilpr I hp r.rinciniil-
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shipofl'rof. Sanders. The literary
societies connected with the insti-
tution are very interest.
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Miss Bertha Cobb died at her
home in ISallston on Tuesday
evening' Dec. 11. 1894. She was lfi
years or age and was a iavorue
among all wno Knew ner.
WVdnpsdav pvpninff the fullnw-
I ing oiucero ncrc iiieunicu in yviiis-
worth Chanter. It. A. M.. to servp
. t: : .n.i : :
for one year: II. P.. Ed Biddle;
Kinp;, II. C. Craven; scribe, N. L.
Butler; treasurer, Wm. Daull; secre
Urv, C. C. Doughty; C of II., I. T.
Mason; P. S., N. F.Gregg; R. A. C,
B. H. MoCallon; 3d A. B-Mnir;
2d Vr., D. S. McDonald; eentinel, R.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
Wrtd' Fair Hlffct M4l aa4 Dlplii,
The Prince of India,
In spiking of the writings of iho Mw,
thown by astrology, nay'.
WHAT IS tVCRUA9TINGLY WRIT
SHALL BE EVERLASTINGLY READ.
V ro determintHl that our n- uV
lit; the lt of uTK M Hng t - Jor he ;;st
money possible, and that o wlljj , t.
ju.t what it U represen ed to " ,. ,k
ingly writ on the mind of every citinn 1
ronntv. and that by purehaatngat
Y, will save monev, and at the cam t' P' J
khit "tyh. and most comfortable footer m th-i
PROF.WINGBEX'S ELECTRIC IMSOLE
W. H. PATTERSON.
The Traveler to Independence
Hhoul.t not full l nuk
IteniemUer, wcjrlve First
class Meals lr i.
W. Ue.,re yonr p.,
L. CAMl'liK.IX, Pro;..; C W. HAYKS, MunVr.
Main St., Independence. Or.
Main St.. Opposite Vanduyn's
INDEPENDENCE, - OREGON,
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WHAT IS A RACKET STOR?
It is a place to buy goods.
What kind of goods ?
.Christmas Goods, Dolls,' Toys, Celluloid
cases, Plush eases.
Cia jcu buj anjtM&g elss &t a Backet Stor ?
Yes, 3'ou can buy the best shoes in Don
gola kid, Vici kid, Kangaroo, calf, and
Children's Shoes in several stylos, at
prices that cannot be beat by anyone.
BUT SAY, lls sn
the things you
Itaekot Stor, and
Go and see what there is there.
J, A. MILLS is the man.
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M-rWrlli r allft'lii
l,)c,-.vu..iy 50 CENTS
Ti. li.'llt.U-l. mtl a.irnl.l
, iV-l " f-ri-l'l- '.I- "r
The City Restaurant
"Tlii is.inf.irl of UfU w
ur ciuluiil Rim."
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G00DS1 NEW PRICES
If you want to nun has
any "kind of Furniture,
Mattresses, Window shades,
Curtain l s, Ollice desks,
etc., be sun- ami see us.
We sell them Cheaper
than cvir before oiler d in
MF Upholstering and Kc-
pairing a Spt-iaity
TJ1 T "RTYRCt.
ill. J3. JJJUXV.
Your Clothing, Dress gondii,
Furnishing Goods or Hoots
and Shoes at
J. M. VANDUYN'S
During the Holidays, you
will get more than yonr
money's worth and enough
saved to buy your friends a
IleadiniartcrH for Oenerul
t one fiuarter f
can get at a
esecially at tho
and we will save you
We don't want your ear
all your dollar We can
tlm to miri.rlse roil. nd
BUY GOODS FROM US
KIEK - YHLIRSEIaF
A I 1 !l I. kl
because you havo not
DOUTY & LOCKE, (irocers:
It's Quite a Trick
To writ convincing dvertU....mt about Urnc and
now.a-d .yi. All dcuh-ra claim no in ic .
ch. f..r tho discriminating reader to Ulteve. All we do Ii to In
and gi t you to examine our .lock, and compare our pice. w,i.
thoeo of other dealer.
THE BANNER DASH GROCERY j
ONE YEAR IN BUSINESS-
YET IT HA.S THE DISTINCTION
OF BKINi THK
pi cne :n o n o ceh y fjmm
oO THBCITY'.G O
In addition to calling the attention of the public to tlie It-! and
Cheap 1. 8tck of
GROCERIES & PROVISIONS
IN THE CITY,
v. We call Sift'i'tal Attention to tin)'
Fine Decorated China for Xmas.
X IXUM1,M .J.PL. I I -
$15.00 Hanging Lamp,1 Chance with every 50c
,S,. J. P. IRVINE, wHa"!
OREGON PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY.
CHAS. CI.AKK, Iticrivcr
Vonnfflln. wllh Himnur "nOM Kit"
Yn'iulnu -ml Hun Kriirlnc.
Hiran.rr lrvc Hun rrMHirOi
M.rrh 4, H. Mlb
Hlrmncr lev Y.iilus:
Miin h , 10, Will.
IU((l.t rncrvc.l l rhanc mIUi( (Ulf
F"r frelflil or pawir rlr pply to njr
f.HAS CI.AKK. K-lr.
Cljr. Hnrtrv, Nn A Co ,
)No 'i Hi H Market HC,
an Frant l.cj, Calif.
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Don't Buy until you get My Prices.
3 Yours for watch ealee,
O. A. KRAMER,
all winter, nor jo we want
toll you enough in ft hort
always iraueu wiui ,
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BIG BARGAINS '
Anything to please our cvistomcra.
1 N DHP1CN DKNCK
Dray & Truck Co.;
Draying of all kind in and
out of the city will n-ccive !
prompt and cardul att-
lion if entrusted to '
A. W. Docksteader,
(H.irror lo('h."laU) ;
Our pricva are the lowest. i
I N I ) E I ' K N I ) K N C K , OHKCOS1
fiht'MAi.E at Tit in orricic (
Every one ia agreeably Btir-
prisvd when they get my prices
on Watches. Never before were
ladies' and Gents' Watches
so cheap as they are