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Oregon staid ami Uittc.l capital is now
Assuming a frisky ami coauett'wli air
as an olduiaid of JO wmmors when the
lively young beams begin to W:irui
Around . Salem is having her Intellec
tual Mmlri (irif. llio biennial K-est.wi
of thtt' Ute k'tjislaturo conv'tftl Uwt
Momlny, iul ie coiridori of tho capi
tal have been "tunel into whispering
gallery where no imui refrognUes the
noiee at hist -elbow. It is hero that
trained Intellectual skill, keen political
fiuefec. fold, fhrewd cunning comes in
MHitw-t with congenital dullness, sordid
cupidity, lile' fiiex)eiieiiee aud inioe
mous .imspaeity. Tim "bunch gras"
member hobkrtobs with the buenicse-
like representatives from the towns, and
the (figniiied mid-valley senator "wines
and dines" with .tho shrewd and sanvc
member from the metropolis. The uia
jority , of tbeee members honestly ish
to legislate decently ami fairly ia the
interest "Of their constituents, others
expect to do nothing except make a
noise, and they usually succeed in rais
ing a "racket," while a limited few (we
liope the numbervis limited) are theie
"for tho money that's in it."
"Junkettiiig" committees will soon be
running about over the country drawing
salaries and milenge, but doing nothing
except expending the people's money .
Mileage will be reckoned by the longest
iuiaglnenble route and made construc
tive in eyery instance possible. Repre
sentative A will vote for a measure that
Senator B wants to "log-roll" through
on condition th't..B will vote "aye" for
A's pet bobby . It. is a system of barter
and trade, swapping of votes for "log
rolling' purges rather than fair, can
did, conscientious legislation.
The people don't rule. The lobbyist,
who takes toll at lwth'ends of the road,
" is their master; the shrewd lawyer, who
drafts bills so ns to read both ways, does
the literary coining of the laws that go
upon the statutes, and tho crafty poli
tician, -who is ft'ie'pnrchased tool of
capital, does the-wire pulling and sees
that the bill is railroaded through.
However, a few liotiest "bills drafted by
honest men and piished through by
honest votes occasionally see the light of
day and at last grace, the raises of t!'
session laws. ; It is in this way that
the confidence of . the people is main
tained and the credit of their repre
sentatives floated at par. But as a rule
"the average legislator ' is a more worth
less piece of human coin than the silver
.dollar is a money metal. '
Tus auti-toxir.e cure for diphtheria is
In-ginning to be recognized by the medi
cal world as ranking next in importance
to the discovery of vaccination by Jeu
ner in 171K5. Then it is understood
that diphtlieria ca trees the death of more
hnn 41.000 children annually in the
UniteilStates nlone.the importance of the
new curative, whu:h is virtually a spe
cific, will be appreciated. In Germany,
According to statistics, the ravages of
this scourge produced a mortality of
over 60 per cent amongst those afflicted
with the disease, but since the introduc-
n. i:..-i n,,rp th
death rate has been'reduced to less thai,
io percent, and it is believe.1 that it
will be reduced etilt ipvyer when country
physicians generally aiopt the new rem-
It is authoriUtively stated that
'in 72 casus of children treated within
-o days of the first appearance of diph
iheria, but two cases were fatal, that the
death rate iu each cases is placed at four
per cent." This is certainly remarkable
testimony in proof of the marvelous cu
rative proiierties of the new Temedy.
There is reason to believe that when med
ical science adopts the nnti-toxine treat
ment into its system 6f practical thera
peutics thediphtheria scourge ill bj ren
ilere.1 less harmful than whoopinacongh
isnow among children. The profession is y apologize with a contrite heart, for
proverbially slow to accept a new remedy we have a vague realization of tho in
lintil its right to exist is established by tense disgust which a "strictly hide
Mubitable experimentation, and it ;id pendent" sheet must feel to be deuomi
ell for mankind that cautious conser-Jnated a republican journal. Perhaps
atisin is a characteristic trait among' onr good brother's brief but pointed
physicians generally. . , declaration oi principles may oe a rene.
. . ' j to his republican contemporaries. There
The prt sent "legislature is composed is a wide divergence of taste in this
laigely of young men, and a marked p, r matter, yon know. The EsTKitPRisii has
cent is said to" be nide opof native sons only congratulations to offer.
fcfOrego. Yoong blood predominates, '
new ideas are coming to the front and a ' The Statesman editor is badly afflicted
new era In legislate e methodi will be with an attack of political jimjams. In
established. Thucxn not lie done at Sunday's issue he says: "A vote against
once, but it will come in time. It al- Dolph is s vote for repudiation, popn-vas-s
argues well for a commonwealth : lism, tlie calamity howlers and the
plu'i! it" jVuitig men take the initiative devil." 1
All kinds of
in businc, in lobulation and In ochl
org.u.Lution. The legislation of thin
stale hn been dominated by eoievrya
tism, by the w-nllit)- of ago and . the
worn-ont methodi.of older common
wealth which have nothing in common
with the social and industrial environ
ment of the l'aeillc North weft. The
vmiinr men of Crouon tuV la. touch with
the needa of the host , and tho lint of
.the ago in which they live. They arc
' progressive in their doan and method
4of thinking. Thev tit) not shackled by
th traditions of a l-gne era, or loaded
down bv the methods the past. They
live in the prexent and have fuilli in the
future." They aro optimist, not pe.b
uiitits.Thcy have niiabidins faith in the
wonderful future of this misjh'y empir
uf the Wert, and the a ill work with a
courage, born of then- splendid convic
tions. The future of Oregon is in the
hands of her young men and wo have
faith in their ability, integrity and hon
esty to load onr native stato upward and
onward towards the noul of her fit tun
Skxatok lVuu'a election is now and
has In-en practically a foregone conclu
sion ever since the state election Inst
June. Wo expect to see Air. Uolpli re-
turned to the senate, because he is
politically tho logical nominee oi
party; he has the powerful influence of
tho money power behind him; he is in
touch with the great railroad corpora
Hons and has the prestige of a certain
kind of leadership in the senate; he is a
special pleader lor tne ciaw " iv-j.iv-
sent the "privileutnl few" and has little
if any sympathy with the toiling mil
lions who live by "the sweat o? their
brow. " He is undoubtedly amply sup
plied with tho "sinews of war" which
win votes when all other means fail
Wall street has need of his services in
congress, for his position on the money
question is identical with that of nil the
great stock markets of the world. That
the distinguished senator U endowed
with a royal intellect and is equipped
with splendid resources of scholarship is
admitted, but ho does not represent the
sentiment of the mnjority ot the people
of Oregon upon many vital questions
now knocking at the doors of congress
for solution. However, he will be Ore
gon's next senator. The first ballot will
decide that question.
Each passing day only increases the
probability that President Cleveland
will convene congress in extraordinary
session after March 4 next. The Carl
isle currencv bill is practically dead, and
no amendment yet offered gives any
promise of receiving a majority vote of
congress. The goal reserve is in a oau
wav and the president, Secretary Carl
isle, congress and the country at large
recognizes that the government of the
United States must either issue gold
bearing bonds indefinitely or go into
bankruptcy, unless a financial policy is
adopted by congress which will give im
mediate relief to the treasury. If the
democratic party has neither the cour
age nor the trains to meet the emer
gency, by all means call an extra ses
sion of congress and give the republican
party an opportunity to jtive the coun
try needed and wholesome legislation.
At least give them an opportunity to try
It is current newspaper talk that Ilep
resentative Smith, of this county, will
introduce a bill bsfore the legislature
making the collection of state, county
and ! semi-annual instead of
annual, as under the pit-outlaw. We
can see no valid reason why .this would
not he a good law, inasmuch a, it makes
l.e payment ot taxes lesruuruenme
niKin the tax payer. It is easier to make
two fifty dollar semi-annual payments
j than it is to make a single, payment of
the total amount. j;y such aiawme
state would no doubt lose something in
interest money, but this loss to the state
would be more than compensated in less
ening the burden of taxation upon the
people. We shall watch with consider
able Interest the expression of public
sentiment on tin's subject.
DaoniKK Gbaves, of the Lafayette
Times, calls us down for classifying his
' PPer as a republican sheet. We hcarti-
ir..i'a 1'illn rnrn Hrttiseix. ei
heiidnolio, indigestion ami bilious
ness. 2.V. 1
Win. Fuqua mid W. Tom, ol'
Parker, wer doing the city on bus
Tho Odd Fellows and tlio Ue
bekah degreo lodges lwth instftl
their ollioeis tonight
M. L. Thotujwon, druggist ul'
Falls City, was transacting busi
ness in tho city yesterday.
Win. P. Lord is now governor of
Oregon. Tho inaugural Jeermonies
at the state capital yesterday were
quito impressive. i
J. Irvine, of McMmnville, who
is here on lusines-s visited the cap
ital city Wednesday to witness tho
inau u al d reiuonica
If you need a good medicine t
i,r tV vonr b UkHl. give m-rw
strength and build up yonr entire
svstem, take Hood's Sarssiparilla.lt
- . , l... ... .I...... nrf
prevents eickucss iv hi.""b r"
II. Mills nnd wife, of Niwton,
llati.. will arrive here it bout Feb.
1. Mr. Mills is tho fa hcr of J. A.
Mills, of this city, and ho expects
to locati) permanently in Oregon.
1L is a prominent citizen of Kan
... on.l U i.v-niavor of Newton.
There is always room ia Oregon
for self respecting ami acii-sup
porting immigrants, and the more
wo have of this class of people Hie
better it will bo for tho country.
Mr. and Mrs. F. K. Shafe', of
this cttv, met with quite an excit
ing adventure last Saturday. Thev
were on their way to Mr. Shafcr
parents in Marion county, anil
while attempting to ford one of the
tributaries of Mill creek, cast of
Salem, they suddenly found them
selves, horse and buggy, i deep
water. The horse, in its efforts to
stem the swift current, broke the
singletree and Mr. Shafer Booing
that the situation was critical,
managed to get the horse loose
from the buggv, but in his efforts
to get Mrs. Shafer upon tho horse
she slipped and fell into the w at el
and was submerged to her waist
Mr. Shafer held on to his wife's
hand and finally they bo'.h man
aged to reach the shore, but in
very bedraggled and wet condition.
They were fortunate in escaping as
luckily as they did.
Following are 111" appointment nf M. E
church suimi of I.u.tpcudMicr crcull: Lotus
vlllt-. st Sunday al li i. m; JndeH-iiiK-iic
2ISundar. mornliii lit 11 . ni.. cvuliii nt .
n in.: I'redee, -Id mikny t 11 u. m.. Ixjiils
villoat 7 p, in.; llli M;i;duy, lml I enl '
morning and.vcaln TrRJ!Eni Pl4Stor.
K.,.00 S'K. .11. & -nnu.ilThe boyB, nio.t of them, were np
Mn., ,.r iho aim klinldi-ni ol The lnc!(
peudpiu-e Water and KWetrlc 1.1,'lit Co. will
bo bela ut tlie inuciH-iiuenco .-huuuui .
Indcpenduiioc, Orexon, ou Weaacsini, mi'
ti.ti. H:iv i,r Junuarv. !.'. nt 7 i' !tn-K p. m.,
ft., u... .,nr,.r.a, of eltt-tlnz ofili-'cr for ild
company and attending to sucli oilier tml
ucs as may conic lfri-ald iiifc-tlnc.
h. ii. JAsriiasoN, Hc.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
World's Fir Highest Medal ud Diploma.
THI3 POLK COUNTY PKICSS.
News Items and Editorial Ex-
A woman is very much like a
kettle, it you come to think of it.
She sings away so pleasantly-
then she stops and, when you
least expect it she boils over.
Wo understand that Architect F.
H. Morrison and wife yearn to re
turn to their Dallas home. Thing3
have not fared well with them at
Oregon City, as they have had con
siderable sickness in their family
since going there.
There has len much talk of
late regarding the starting of the
woolen mills, report having been
circulated that it was to start soon.
After careful inqiury from those
interested in '.he mill. Tran
script finds no foundation for the
report that it will be started soon.
Clark Groves, one of Dallas' best
young men, left us last we?k for
Independence, where he will engage
iu the livery business. lie has
leased a stable near the hotel at onr
neighboring city, and took with
him from this place several rigs to
equip it. All of Clark's friends
wish the young man well in his
And still pilfering goes on. Mr.
John Webster, east of town, had
40 bushels of barley, sacked, in
a neighbor's barn. The other day I
he went to remove it, but found it
not. somebody having saved him
the trouble by appropriating it.
Xo clue to the thief. Somebody
tried to get into W. W. Miller's
!6moke house the other night, but
a good lock fooled them, ihey
left evidence of their visit.however.
The other night some miserable
wretch stole nearly all the canned
fruit from the storage room of Dr.
On V Year's nurht thpre was I
a hi2 party at the home of Wm I
Uidgoway on Mill Creek and about1
100 persons took supper tueie.
Miss Margaret lUunk, who lias
been an invalid rr years titot is
now in Salem, will coi.io U live
with her sister Mrs. Holt Mcnanici.
They now have a r enough
oap factory i;i operation at Indep
endence. There aro some energet
ic and ambitious fellows in thai
livangelist Hoss had arranged
and cngagovl 1 where Jan. itun
but ho is iKw very sick and there
is no eerlaniiy ns to when ho can
i i r ... ...... .x
come. .Ho lias been iiDuiiiig
remarkable successful revivals in
During the year I). M. Cal-
breath kept sin average of 4.) hens
from which ho sold if ".'-'. worth
of eggs. During that time nicy rat
l'.).-i: worth of wheat, tho only
foed thevJi.nl, leaving ft prolit of
1T.S0 bvsides ull the eggs mo mm-
ily used and three dozen voting
chickens. Tho highest puce re
ceived was 2o cents and the lowest
was 8 eents. Parker Cor.
Married. Jan. l, at the homo of
the br:d's uncle, L. 15. M.irhn, m
Dallas. W. A. Hamilton, of Salens,
to.Miss A-jaea D. Winnnll.ef Indep-
entlcnee, llov. C.eo. (.iillespieoTu iat-
ing. For several years we nave
known the bride ns a good teacher
and most exemplary young lady
and also the groom as among the
1 1 1 Ur v lj''iuiiiv.. -
the canital t it v. Mrs. Hamilton
...... i ii k 1 tlrT1
has a ho of warm friends among
Mr. Oscar Hayter, who is with
Mr. John Clark in tho abstract
business at Oregon City, returned
to his home here. Wednesday even
ing, badly afflicted with rheuma
tism. Hon. S. D. Uibson, the member
from this di.-triet, and f our
county, to the stato board of equal
ization, does his work well in bo
half of all his constituents. We
are proud of him.
On Wednesday evening, some
boys made a bad disturbance at
the public school houie, where a
. - ...1 ...... imln.i i,TiiviiiV
VriUU2 PCIUHJi in itio
prehended, and should be taught a
lesion that such work don t pay.
IVMniastcr Crant had a narrow
escane from being drowned while-
returning irom a hunt, Monday.
In attempting to cross the lSiCrcule
at the tannery ford, his horse fell
with him iu deep water, ai.d it
took considerable scrabbling to git
Miss Sophia Goff.
Has lately returned from San
Frunoiseo and l.i prepareil to
(rive her patrons the lie ne lit
of a new Hvteui of
Dress Cutting: and Fittinf?.
Cor. Itailroud and 1) Hts,
.fe IX DEPENDENCE
:-: STAGE :-:
J. It. THOMPSON Prop.
Leaves! Independence every morn
ing (except Sunday) at 8:.'i0 a. in.
Leaves Salem at 2 p. m.
Leave orders at Little Tulacc Hotel r
at Post o (lice.
Freight and passengers earned onrea-
sonab e terin.
When Dollars are hard to get
It behooves everybedy to tudy values and
prices before investing even small sums in
Have you Tjeeu haying cnrolesnly
If so, or if not bo, you should call and cec
that large stock at Vanduyn'H. The best
part of it is the
WHIST FITRlTXTOIlg STORE.
NEW STORE! NEW GOODS! NEW PRICES
Main m l)r..,r.sit Vmuliivn'H
Bran, Shorts, Hay and Straw.
Erysipelas InFaco and Ey
InfUmmntlon SObdood and Tor
tures Cndod by Moocl't.
I am '' f "rtu"
Qlt I Hin llhng to toll the I I hv. J
rtv"d from ll.l S.M"'tlt- I" April ami
Mny, l wiu nllllcti'vl 'n'
II,,. I. l.rmm,. nt '
Felt Mnrkod Rollef
llmict to U.iprovo irntll. wli'1" I ' lBk" 'our
Iv nr.-.l. "! Mt tl'.1 1,11
pi out had !.ri-r inl-i d. MK. .
tiTw. IMII'"r. VMi'"u'".
"wood's PHIS o Ml"'"!'! O'1'1 mrl-iim
MjvluacUuu. Soidtl ll'U-uiu''U.
You can't ?
livp. without t
ii, von enn.t ent
without lnv .it
If vim wnut ill.
Ut : BREAD
delivered a' Voiir
C il.mrfvttv 'ii-
in tiiiv It l the
? hiFVJ r AKERY.
GEO Ci. STrtONO, .
POLK Oii'NTV 'iUli WOUKS.
4 kttlSOX rc.t!tJ.
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.-I im-lii'H, iiKiiiiil K-iiir. d.
ItfAi IE! lli?CSiKS:
,,iu nu ll i
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... w " "'
Iw-.lmat.-H fcr 1.0-liiK Till- pnmiptly f'irnllH-.l
Bint tN.iilnici" t.iki-11. All work
I XI) E 1'EXD EXC.E, OliEG(K
Hy mi tuind
to b.'Ui-I frmti.
SALE and FEED Sl'AHLK.S.
KKLLIOY UnV, l'mj.s.
Hui-ci-iMini t.i A. V. lM.:;!ail r.
flood turnout! for Commercial men
I Tow hoarded hv the week or limnth.
The Avei-n'je Jluri
who miffers from beailacliCH and bil
iotianePK neodn a niedieine to keeji
his ftomaeh and liver in Root I work
ing order. For tmch people Ilipann
TabuleB fill the bill. One tabule
for - Oetsti
If you want to purchase
any kind of Furniture,
Mattresses, Window shades,
Curtain poles, Office defeks,
etc., be sure and sec us.
Wo sell them Cheaper
than ever before offered in
jfSFUphoIstering and lie
pairing a Specialty.
I Tl I 1 T .1 I 1
If Your Feet Fit
Your shoes, you'll l
ttticoH much work,
vuier than i( you nif
It S uii I 'IS, !
Bitot - J
what Ihenr It corns a
to wear Perfectly Fitted
It's Quite a Trick
l l write R convincing ndvrlheinent about harness and saddlery
iiow-ii-diiyH. All dealers claim ho much, mid mmt of them t.Ki
much, for tho iliHcriniinatintf reader lo believe. All wo do is to try
and get you to examine our stock, nd compare our pricei with
those of "other dealers.
For us lo sell when vmt have done this. Wo are wmvlneed Hint
we are selling n ro,1 goods for us lit t It inoney.ns ymi can get frmii
tin v other denier in Oregon. Invfutiunto Ihi matter nd save
W. H. CRAVEN CO.
Now Year's Procltiinnf ion.
fPME people cf
J take imtire
vear 1MI4 hn
O KCCEIlV hd theprtieesiion with
line (jroceriin mid l"W pliees.
ThU yenr I hey propoi-e to put n
stiil Kre.iter tiiKtauee uineeu inrui
I (ii-lven ill d ll 0iuMrtltor. They
j will fell goiKl nt tuition) price..
A pew Pointers:
drains aro used
To make ti pnl job of printinj:.
So is coiiKrtiiicc. A job inado
witlmnt skill ami honenty in no
o o O
Huh tho bout fquifipftl office in
tho ;ounty antl oinjihiyH the inoFt
Kkilled artists. Itt ri'putation fr
fine work U becoming raj'Mly
i Remember that it
The Enterprise also carries the , "
best line of Legal Blanks
in Polk county. ,
They aro correct in overy partic
ular. Wo Folic it a trial order.
ami m u J
Iml xo make hi. bn.1...,. a nm. It It
jffl ''"..r ; Vi!. "
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PATTKRN N S
Main btr.H-1, Imlemnli'iic
INdk county wi
that diirin tl
HAVK ymi t ver conaMiwl that
tlio !ijj'tantnct' of 'tho fcU
iiniuTV tifttl hy a IiuVuh-xm limit
has a (iiiut thai to lo with the
jiniiiti foiint-d of him hy these
with whom hecom'tijMmila?
You havedoubtless learned
lony ago that
Costs No More
To havo ymir work dono hero
than itilocH to have it dono any