V i i!; ; f. t - . " 4 " . t ti. : 'J. ! it. Peed your horse and cow wcll-nnd buy the feed at the Star Grocery ltc utct'iatoi Enterprise Publishing Co., Publishers T T T4I1 V II J. 11, MOWN, BuiIuom Manager VOllUHllKD TIURHDAVS AT INDKrttMDKKCI OkTICK KaaT inK MAISi ITRKKT. KuUtTMl Ikt lb. poaloltUia t I ndcptitlnc.. Or, w aviMiid-iuNi mail iMiifr. M.nscuii-Tiox: 1.50 rKU YEAH TiaiifilUY, MARCH 14, ISO"). USEFULNESS OF SCHOOLS. Til wide-spread Interest in public Bchorrl education in this country in one : "o'f tlio healthy stern of tlio times. No people can be intelligent, moral nnd prosperous unless the edueutional tone :. t, society u of a high order. This vna ".'Jis true of tlio old historical nations us it ''' oI the modern world today. Ancient "Athens, in the days of Pericles, a a " scat of culture and lenriihiR and so was - r ., Alexandria under tho Ptoleuiys, It .? was the cultivation ol the intellect that iuadtf i jo.ae people masters in tho woild ' of science, pliilotwj hy and letters. The fchoofroom is tha birthplace of civili.ui tion, the only royal road that leads to the serene heights of intellectual kirnr- hip. ,JCo nation or people ever became truly great who despised learning anil ignored the fundamental principles of .. common school education. Tha modern world owes its present intellectual vigor to. the rerfvar of learning in the six teenth century, to the discarding of u;e dieval scholastic speculations and a re - studying of the great masters of Greece and Kome. ' Modern science took its cue liora Aristotle and for all questions re gardiiig the universe went direct to nature for the answer. To the schools ' of'Athens, Alexandria and Cordova the ; world of today owes much for their "" methods were the foundation of our present educational system We have 'improved upon those earlier schools, we have both systemized and synthe r 'tiod the educational system and made ."'its advantages adaptable to the wants -'cJ the many rather than tho special privileges of the few. The rich and poor share alike in its bounty and mutually Jesst atthe festal board of the great ; storehouce of knowledge. The- educa tional system of America, England, : France and Gernmny is tho great lever ' that is lifting ' the world onward and upwaru. it cuiuva.es anu rennes ir.c . young intellect, sharpens the moral 'eense-and makes the will power strong and self-reliant. In onr own country the -common schools are doing move for our vouth uian any omcr insuuiuon oi mora? and intellectual education, and it is because the people recognize this fact ' that they cheerfully contribute their means to the support of these schools The perpetuity of onr political instrtiv 'tions depend upon the intelligence of ' tho people, and a high order of public . intelligence depends upon the character 'of our public school system. J-K America ever allows her public "schools to degenerate the pessimistic prophecy of Harriet JIartinue will come true. "The founders of the American republic," said Miss Martin ue, ' ''laid down a political 'programme too lofty for their descendants to perpetuate." hardy pioneer thought thoy had found new Andalusia and wrote glowing letter to their fnond in the Kut descriptive of tho country and climate. To the people in tho Kastern tates, who were pinched and chilled by the winter' cold, these letter brought th welcome revelation of a new world and talubrious climate. Olefin owed its rapid settlement along in the Into NO' and early V0' to the im-'iires of six month transit sent from hero to Mis souri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohifr and New York. It was a bravo and ttimiy race, if a survival of the fittest can be called audi, that ilrst settled the Valley of the Willamette, and the impress of their mental vigor and moral worth ha been indelibly stained up the Jurisprudence, social organism ami political institutious of the country. s. It is currently reported that many Polk county farmer are finding numer ous deposits of the grain aphis larva in their stubble fields. We do not vouch for the truth of these reports. It is unusual, however, for the aphis to de Tiilarmer.of IVIk county are be ginning to realiie tho iieeowity of hav ing oinethinglHlde their cereal crop to market. When wheat, Iwrley and oats command! I"1 ,l,e ,r,mr could ill afford to fhttiijr their method of farming, but U I now apparent H" uew niothods must 1 adopted if the agricultural das expect to derive a revenue from the products of the soil . ltUKN.V VISTA, Uev. Jenkins, of IiulopomVnoe, peached an ablo sermon to a largo crowa iueeaay I'vciiiKg. Jeff Hex-ens, of Airlio, passed through town Saturday. Say, tho next time you ro any where make a few inquiries con Ci rniiiR the road and then you will not get lost. A crowd of youna; noodle passed a very ploaxuit evening at J. M. leather's one day List week. Tho government workers nave moved their crew from leather's quarry up to near AUiany. The Wells' disti'u-t school enter- f tit n mi nt was attended lv a posit itsesfgsiu tho ground. This insect j nun),r 0f cntr town people aivl usually deposits its eggs upon the bark of tlve twigs of the trees, and also atxmt the Imseof the bads. When tho buds begin to expand in the spring, these eggs hatch very t'u.y lice which feed up on the tender juices of the buds. These lice rapidly develop and popauate other colonic. The aphis is as yet an un known quantity as a danger csttothe strain fields of Oregon, but our farmers should use every prei-.uilion possible to guard against the spread of the pest. It is quite probable that the recent frosts will destroy H,!tios of tho larva of this insect which have penuaturely lintched during the wanda of hist week. they reported a giKid time. Uev. J. R.llahhvin, .f Iml. pen ill urcach at the Metho dist church hero next Sunday at 1 1 a. m. James Shivcs camo out from Salem and visit'd liis parents Saturday and Sunday. Sam Haldwin and tnother are visiting relatives in the vicinity of Junction thrs week. lirtrn. To the wife of (i. Nelson, of Tueky Paw Bottom, a hounehi.4 big girl on Saturdi.y evening las',. Mr. Olt Kan, of FuPa City, wan visiting with his brother, Charley, here last week. Quarterly conference at the Methndist church two wtvk from next Saturday niul Su;id.iy. The eclipse of the moon last Sn ruin v ni'-lit was seen by a lmh! Mrn. W'hitenian ia on tho nick list. Uncle Cage Morrison, who has been ill, is iniprotintf. Dr. Kmhreo will prencli at Liberty next Sunday. Mrs" Alice Deinpsey, of Pixie, was doing lusines iu Dallas .Sat urday. Our temperance people- are talk ing of putting out a eitUeua ticket in tho coming city election. County Clerk 11. l Mulkey U getting to ho quite a bicyclist. John Logan started for Harney Valley Wednesday where lie ex pects "to obtain work on a stock lartn. ll rand pa Etuhrcc expeets to have one of the finest gardens of the season. Tho hop men around Dallas lxivo tvgun work in their hop fields. Tho free silver craze ha taken a drcpliold ow some of our demo cratic and republican brethren round about here. There is a 'younjj man in our town, hui the boyscall "(Irover," who is lntuving quite a ladies, main. . . The voung people of tin; M. K. 'church, South, gave a dun.' s.vial i Monday evening at tho residence of Mr.Dunn. '1 hero was q'ute a eroivd prt-si nt and a plea: ai.t time enjoyed by a!!. liliOVKK. Coniuiittoo's Kc;oit. The fullowlng t ci or t was made1 in the House of IJeprcsentaiives hy the jiiint specir.l ivnuuittc? ap pointed to visit the State Normal ; sclioid, at Monmouth' ! Salem, Or., Feb. '20, im. Mr. Sjn-aker. Your Committee duly appointed to visit the State I Normal School, of Monmouth, Polk ! Co.. (her. n. bou leave to rcfort ; I 7 CT . that th y have visited said Sctnx 1 of Muiimouth, and tlHroug!ily in- vestigateil the Schoil nnd itsfinan- Dyspepsia Mrs. Judge Peok Toll How Sho Wo Curod 8iiBerr from Hy'H liul '" Mta MIM frvn ' M. I'h. U Jud IVck. a Jtlo at Trocy. Cat. ""'' ui, iha A.H'llnl fri lly n ilwp ' ' rlUuil t.pm'111 I lirtva IWfnr.! Iri ' '. i'.'iiL' hitf uu-uiil lor i o I'i'iifii. ' . Li iimv l. ihiilliirly amiclf'l. I'-r .X"r; "' Uvu gr mwri-r lm ilyH-wni w Heart Troublo. ll.,..l rarvthllli! I BIO woulll UUtn" we. I irli.,1 tlincrvul Uinlmoiiu auU mwllflwm. tul '.. '. ii"i . .7.. ... .... l. Irv ll.Mf K.,rMM.iilU. Vlw'l I.I.UIO I li.U' "l I Ik I iw.i... I -- laUiiis II. H !l-l i """" i'' ,,i..r,;i. i iii nuuov-nii.iii. i u iJctvuO.upli cr,.l Itii. IH (row II Uttl clarilv Rocommend l. I now liavo an r.- lU i.t bimwUU .! noUilaa I latent ilbiro.' liw. U kl' "'' '"' Hood's-Curss nr.U a.l trrii:;lli. ei""'0' V'?. Trm-y. talltunil.. 0'l IUwUO. 4. A A A 4 Hood' P. Hs nrp l,u,lU'' "J ''' Iu pruiwrllou au J ai';;Uiuii-o. wb. a THEW 7. V.'. VILLI AO. fmp- Tha splendid weather of the past six weeks is very encouraging to those who are seeking tha balm of healtli ana si.rinc-like skies, but if U.ese beautiful ji, ,;.. mn)i,Mnl.ould L lone con- manv ueonle here. althow;b iiuite will be great danger of cloudy we got teverai goon glimpses , fviiool au.J lis management exev. oi it wneu loxai anu u m.v " , out in evcrv rcsi-t'et. e tun! me moneys aipripiiatcd for tlio u.e ol rial condition. W'c found the a a a a a t a a a a a a a a a A It !'!. I I lii !i I'-. u; 11 inont. ..... from out of the shadow. The nast few Sundays we have tinned there serious danger to the crops. All old time Oregonians, whoso memory runs back a quarter of a century, can easily recall, at least, ono or two seasons when the earlv "dry spells" have caused a serious shortage in harvest-time. It is i tion mutually dissolved a well known fact that the soil of the Willamette valley requires a large amount of rain to bring it up to its normal productive capa.-ity. Ii is quite day rooming. probable, however, that tlio lattei part j , a 0 a A t A Tlif (ol "f m'''i'i' n.i'li.iloti f.rtm. hu'it'LiI lui'ti. . . S: t u- s-r: .? nr H. t'. I !, i.ir.pi-:M'r.NCK, oukcoX. 'ib( instittitio'i have Ix-cn carcfullv failed to hear the rich "ol!ii liCComil,,l for and economically voices of the ' bong Circle.' It isj rumored around that said instilu- l,c,,,,wL , . " . I ihe initiioa ol booK-Keeping is ! ; .1. , .1... t'ir.. ... GranJma Moore is in Albany su nuciem, me um.-rciii this week visiting her daughter. Ideparnicnts YisitcdUere neat and comfortable ns possible, under the A little snow fcil Iiere last Tuts- P,KI.X0. THE- AMENDED CHARTER. of March and also the month of April and May will be productive of copious showers of rain in sufficient quantities to guarrantee abundant crops. Tns air is lull of conflicting rumors with regard to the attitude of the lead ins European? nations in the settlement of the Eastern question. One day ft is said that Knssia is becoming belligerent towards Japan and the next sensational cablegram says that very friendly rela tions exists between these two countries. It is probable that gallant little Japan will make her own terms with China, regaruiesa of the growling of the Rus sian bear and the English lion. Of course Europe would never permit the dismemberment of the Chinese empire, or the absorption of Corea by Japan, but they hardly object to China's hav ing tj pay a lieavy war muennniv to gether with the cession of possibly the island of Formosa. FALLS CITY. Mr. and Mrs. J. P- Clrant have taken a 10 pound girl to rsdse since March H. circumstances of limited means and small school-buildings. The present, method of heating the School building is very defect ive and at th same time expensive. Your committee P-runiond an ap propriation ofnoS less than !?5(HK M. T. CROW- Missrearmine, of West Salem, j fr t10 jUirpo;-e ,f heating the is visiting relatives hero. Delegates from Falls City Kp worth League to the Epworth 1 f.nrfi.A Mint'Onlirt'l 111 bo ht'ttl fit I IV.1I.. . Wnn.r'ya Troinci V i rl n ill aiKt 1aUitB UIC. .MU1V ...ii... Gilbert, Sadie White, J. X. Hart and M L. Thompson. Geo. W. Gripes, our acco;:irlat- building by sttain, and ti do away with the stove system, which is very injurious to tho health wry expensive. Your Com mittee arc of the opinion that some too' huge; there of the classes are Mur.'.f.Klurir ol For Sash I Doors .ii ii ill ft EvervbodyJ a 4. a a 4 ',,. , POFi SALE! My entire Htia-lt of Hoota and hlinea, at the following price) Men's Storm Rubbers Ladles' " ' Children's" " fine kid shoes. 5 to 8- " " " Bfttolfl- ' 12to2. Men's Tan Shoes Ladles' Kid Shoes from $1.25 to 3.00 M $ .55 .35 .30 . .85 1.00 1.20 1.85 ALL OTHER GOODS at LIKE PRICI 1 ,)) SNiiiphaof C'lothlnir to Meet from. Hltlta niudo lo order for ll t:l.AO Call and If convinced thai you ean cava 3a per cent, on your purchaMi. W. H. PATTERSON, INBEPENDENC a- f r a f r New Year's Proclamation,, L fPUK proplo cf l'olk county will ' J InCe iH'li'i' that dnrina tha . ymr I.VU tho IIANNKIi CASH IJUOCKKY hnl the Jiroeesnlon with fin griMvriea and .w price. This year they j'roposK to put a still greater dislanea llrei them sclvra aruf all competitor. Thajr will sell (,'iki.I nt Ixittoni prices. TiUMUIt U. J. P. IRVINE. GROC: I R Few Pointers: being as many as eighty pupils in ing postmaster, has hcen confined gome classes; we therefore recom Tiik New York World figures np that "for the five months ending Jan. 31. iSyo, we exported 4,770,000 hales of cotton, for which me received 138,1)39, 000 For the corresponding months in 1S!)4 we exported 3,621,000 hales, for which we received $H3,5ot),000. In other words, though we shipped 1,155, 000 hales more during the last five months we got f5 ,220,000 less for it. In January, 1S!U, 44,094,000 pounds of ex-j only get $3,803,000. In January, 1894, 1,341.000 barrels of wheat flour brought $5,537,000; in January, 1895, 1,207,000 barrela bring 3,859,000." 'The amended charter of the city of Independence, passed by the last legis lature and recently approved by the governor, greatly enlarges tho municipal privileges of the citizens of this city by . giving the council umple authority to protect the pence, dignity, public credit, ' moral and material interests of the city. 'The most radical innovation occurs ij,fi) Section 'o. 3 which reads as follows : The power and authority given by the geperul laws of the etate to the county court of Polk county to divide said county into road districts, to appoint road supervisors, to lay out or work highways, to license the sale of liquors and la-grant ferry licenses shall not ap ply '6r extend to the territory within the Jirfuuf of the city of Independence, Polk cobny, Oregon, but said territory and thfthiiabitant8 thereof are hereby ex Cepted out of the jurisdiction of said court upon said subjects; provided, how "cver, that the street commissioner shall work the county road tax due from the inhabitants of the city on the streets, alleys and bridges thereof after the manner prescribed by the general law for road supervisors, and he shall have the same power and authority to en force.the payment of such road tax iu Tite linker City Epigram rounds np tetieral law for road supervisors: but all L, , . .... , , ,, 1 the lata legislature in the following suits, actions or proceedings conccrninz ' . . - B " ! terse fashion : road or street work, or road or poll i . . . . . ' Not a single economical measure taxes siiall be prosecuteJ in tins name pMge. tf thecity ofludejiendence.etc." Xot a single ueelcs expensive com- iuision abolished. The clerk-hire abuse excelled any, to his room the last few days with an attack c-f the la grippe,- but is now improving. E. F. Bryant has returned home after a month's stay in Oregon's metropolis. A little child of J. J. Brown fell and broke its arm a few days ago. Dr. Browne set tlio broken bono, and the little one is now doinjr nicely. The I. O. O. F. ta'k of organiz ing a lodge here. It ia believed that there is material here out of which a good strong lodge may eventually be made. Cleo. MONMOUTH. W. P. Ireland has moved out on his farm for the summer. The town boys vroreted the Nor mal team last Saturday. Tho score stood 22 to 1G in favor of the tow n ported lard was worth $4,043,000, while i boys, in January 1895, though we exported j Carl Coats, who has been quite 5,728,000 pounds more than in 1894, we ' sick, is improving. mend the addition of one more teacher. M .., The desire for a higher education is very apparent, from the strenu ous elforts exerted by the students to obtain it. The tone and disci pline of the School of Monmouth is excellent and speaks well for the cftieientstair of teachers and all con nected with the School. The School is turning out very efficient teachers, whioh aro being sought after from all parts of the State. p.4 a A a DRESS MAKING Miss Sophia Goff. IIiih lately rttiinu d fruni Sj.n fraiicUco Mild in pivpareit to (,'ive l.cr patrons tho beoi fit j( i new system of Dicks Cutting niul VU tint'- Ci.r. llailro.'id mid I) St, IN LEPKNDKNliK, OltKHON. I H.W'M vutt over fnijsidon tlif tipiaraiiei' of Ih vutt over cnnsiilon 1 that he (da- ii.'iierv tifod lv a IniHincpN man a Iuih a gnat tUal tu lo with the optnionH fiirnu'tl uf hiiu ly tliofO with whom ho rorrtiHMinlH? fii)00 You hn vc doubtless learned long nyo thot Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder World's Fair tUihcst Medal and Dipto.-na. TAILORING. ulwuyff on liitnil lo KI'l.Tt ri'lllll. The time has now come for back yard and street alley cleaning, ami the citizens of this city Bhould see to that their resident and business premises be thoroughly cleaned of filth that nat urally accumulates daring the rainy season. The germs ot malaria lurk in A. J. Shipley took his place in the public school again Monday. He has entirely recovered from his tussle with the "grippe." A little drainage on Main street near the postolhco would not be amiss. Miss Rose Ingram started for her home at Monroe Saturday." She expects to teach school nc r that place the coining spring. A trio of whittlers took in the town thn Tinst week. Thev hv U1. ..,.. . . . w-.c.j. ..... ii.. p.ivt-i. .o., fwo W(.f.k uiakinw their alley in this city, and the only way to clean them it by a vigorous lire of the rake and shovel. Tm pleasant weather of the patt winter caufes some of our "oldest in habitants" to recall to mind ti e sprini;- previoui session. Not one of the populist members of the late legislature found it necessary p'ke iniiduete of the winter of '45. 1 lioe : to einploy n-eleg clerks." way from Eugene to this place. Considerable early garden has been planted in town during the past week. C. C. Cox is visiting friends at the Summit this week, One hundred and eighty-nine pupils are enrolled in the public school at this place. Rev. J. N. .Smith's family will remove to Seattle in a short lime. IIkctor. DALLAS. Aline line of samples SafeisfaeUon Guarant-eed T. LilYTOlT JBNKS, Independence, Or, BLACKSMITHING I'romptly and neatly done by HEART DISEASE! A. FULLER, The Cash Bhiekunith. H orses l o e i 1 1 A Specialty. Our city now lias a dg tax. j Fluttering, No Appetite, Could Not Sleep, Wind on Stomach. "Foralonjr time I had a terrible i CSTT1KKT, - IXDKI'EXDE.VCK. nain at my heart, which fluttered al- , i i ! most incessantly. I had no appetite and cjuld not sleep. I would be corn pclicd to sit up in bed and belch pas from my stomach until I thought that every minute would be my last. There was a feellinfr of oppression about my heart, and I was afraid to draw a full breath. I could not sweep a room without resting. My hus band induced mo to try Dr. Miles' Heart Cure and am happy to say it has cured me. I now have a splendid appetite and sleep welL Its effect was truly marvelous." V.V.9. HARRY E. 6TABB. PotUvllle, Pa. Tr. Miles TTeari Cow In nM on a pmltlv F-jiraou-e tlial the firvt bottlo will iH-nctit. AllclniKKlMwllltal l, Uttlm fortii, or Hwlll tsent.. pncaUl, on reri'lpt of priru hj the Dr. JMil MuUicttl Co . Elkhart, loO. COPYRIGHTS. ChH 1 OBTAU A PATFT't Tr a CT2"liL i,,?Br '"m""t ).inli. vrlla lo Ml MV( !., wkn hara lid nwirnrtr eilwrieiHW In tha patnt Inunnc C,m,mnrZ. tl.ina irirtlT o.,ntllntlal. A Ilaa4bvk of fZ. JormMloo cnnnnniliaT I'alrnla snd how to j,. tain thorn piit frna. Alio a nukm ol leal and aciantllla bonka x-ot fnw. 1-aiMiu takua thromh Muoa k O. raxam anecial notlra In tba ar.ati, A mf.rlr.iT.TlT3 tbua ara bmrniht mtAUr tof.mitba pul.iie ont to tha laranuir. 1 hi. .tl-T.nid MiMrr lM.aaO It, riraaour illaatnum bu h futha inrpat rircoiatl.m of anr iiitine wr.rk In Uia wurld. .1 ?w. Hutm.i. nim at-nt fraa Bnliaiiif MiuoavBonthlf. l-ioa mi. fi'nala eoptea. MX arnta. Vrnrr nialw omtaina twa. flful platoa. in nolota. and ..i,p, of poaana. wita plaaa. anahlmg bitHOer. to ah..w tna aut daU7i. and atnaranrialranc A rl.lr. JtU.NN I Co, Mnr Kuaa, Baoatrw Erains aro used Ti make a jrn job of printing. U coiiftioiKt1. A jni made without hkill and liciicKty i " o O O THE ENTERPRISE Has tho Lent ojuipK)d oflicc in the ;ounty and employs the most skilled artist. It reputation for lino work iu becoming rajidly known. Remember that it Costs No More To have your work done here thanitdoen lo have it done any other place. $ The Enterprise also carries the H bestlineof Legal Blanks & in Polk county. W They aro etirrect in every partic le ular. We 8ollcit a trial order.