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About Independence enterprise. (Independence, Polk County, Or.) 189?-190? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 12, 1895)
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J'UbllKlirU i vory Thuixduy at ludcptiitlDMiv,
Tiilk Comity, Ontuu.
tfnt.TtHl at ViuMottti' l Imlim1inx,
Onyiou, im ninlUir ul' Ui around vlaMi,
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I-AfAtll.E IK ADVAKCC
Aivichtiin Havwh will be mala kuowu uu
Jn pimxti of I1 kinds dnwwi turt nolle
Aii.l In a rtrt oImm nmmir.
A.1trA nil ctHumunlcfitlolia Jo Tna KNTBm
Tris centre of population in the
United States moved westward 503
miles from 1790 to 1890.
Ip skeptical outside world
does not believe that Independence
(s'fairly in the swim, a visit to the
city will dissipate that notion as
easily as the morning sun pene
trates and scatters a foghank.
The senseless gibber about a
third term president is still going
the rounds of the press. Even so
astute a politician as Chauncy M.
Dnpuy has caught the contagion
and chatters commonplace non
sense about President Cleveland
being a possible third term candi
Tun Industrial Exposition to be
held at l'ortland in October is of
more than ordinary importance to
the people of Oregon and should
enlist tho active cootKration of
every public spirited citizen. It
is the purpose of the managers to
have a coimdeh) exhibit of the
stato, its minerals, lumler, cereals
fruits, vegetables, manufacturing
industries, etc. Polk county
should have a special ex
hibit at the exposition. The
products of her soil are second to
no other section in the state and
her timber resources are first class.
We can make an exhibit in
hops, wheat, oats, barley, hay, fruits
and vegetables that will rank with
any other county in the state, and
ourpeople should see to it that Polk
county occupies a front seat rignt
under the fortlights at the expo
sition. Xov is the time to act for
the exposition opens on the 5th
irreat Willamette vallev. The soil
is a rich alluvial and the brosd
prairies are che-ckerboarded with
tine farms undr magnificent cul
tivation. The hill lands are also
very productive and the coast
mountains furnish an inexhausti
ble supply of lumber. Anyone
wishing to make a home in the
Willamette valley should not per
manently locate before visiting the
west sido. Independence is situat
ed in the very heart of this magnifi
cent section and is the center of a
great hop, grain and fruit raising
- ... . .
region. aNo uetier town . can oe
found in the valley. It lias a live,
enterprising and thrifty population
and is doing more building im
provements this year than any town
of its population in the valley.
t;UANI OPHNINO DAY,
The i. A. It. lst Will Celebrate
Tlie Onenliijj of Their New
Hall, Thursday levell
ing, Sept. ISO J.
An liifercatliijr Projrruiiiinc Ar
rungrtl t'onslstlnir of Music,
Okkgox is the least known of
any of the Pacific states to the peo
ple of the East, and the cause of
this ignorance is easily accounted
for. The people of Oregon have
been content to let well enough
alone and never extensively adver
tised the resources of their state.
Daring the past ten years the East
has been Hooded with literature
Tim San Franciso Call, under
the control and brilliant editorship
of Charles M. Shortridgo, has leap
ed at a single bound into the trout
ranks of Pacific Coast journalism.
The Call is edited with marked
ability and splendid courage, a
courage that never hesitates to as
sail venality and wrong in high as
well as low places, and its trench
ant blows fall like the crack of doom
ujHin the dull ears of the oppressors
of the people. It is bold and in
dependent ih its editorial convict
ions, but discusses the live issues of
The initial number of The Pacific
Jmpire, "a journal of freedom,"
edited by Mrs. Abigail Scott Dun
iway has reached our editorial table.
Mrs.Duniway is a veteran advocate
of woman's social and political
miancijation and the new journal
ehows evidence of the editor's skill
ed and erudite pen. "We wish the
"Empire" a long life and a wide
field of usefulness.
booming California and Washing-the day with great vigor and clear
The Oregon Agriculturist, quot
ing figures from the Elgin Diary
Reporter, says 18,000 cans of miik
are delivered daily in Chicago.
Allowing eight gallons to the can
this shows an annual consumption
of 52,760,003 gallons of milk. The
average price of the consumer be
ing about zO cents per gallon,
makes Chicago's milk bill amount
to $10,552,000 per year. As the
producer gets about 8 cents per
gallon or $4.220,00. it leaves the
snug sum of 16,351.200 for tho
railroads and middle men. In
other words ft costs $1,000,000 to
market a product costing $4,000,
000. . If these figures were reversed
they would look more tn propor
Ocb versatile Roseburg corres
pondent discusses a timely topic in
an interesting and intelligent man
ner in this week's issue of the En
TERPRiSE. It occurs to us that it
is as important to educate the boys
intelligently in regard to the sins
of Bociety as it is , to insti uct the
girls in relation thereto. The game
alluring pitfalls beset the pathway
of each, and one sex is in as great
danger of blindly stumbling as the
Other. Indeed, the boys are in
greater danger than the girls, be
cause the instincts of early woman
hood are keener and more sensitive
than those of young manhood, be
sides the female associations are
more refined. Every parent should
instruct their children in the laws
of physical and mental morals, and
not wait for outraged nature to give
them the admonitory box on the
ar, for nature's admonition often
pomes too late to save the child
from the insidious disease tnat
leads to moral death.
ton, tut comparatively little has
been said in regard to Oregon.
Most people never examine statis
tics or study the geography of their
country, but glean much of their
information in such matters from
unauthentic sources. Oregon has
more square miles of territory and
a larger area of tillable land than
all of New England, and nearly as
much as both New York and New
England. Oregon has a total popu
lation of only about 350,000.000 to
New England's 4,500,000. The Wil
lamette valley alone can easily sup
port a population of one and a half
million. It has unequalled re
sources and a mild equable climate.
j Timber, coal, the precious metals,
! stock raising, grain, hops, vege
tables and fruits are some of its
substantial resources of wealth
making. There is practically no
waste land in the valley, the soil is
mostly a rich vegetable loam and
very productive when properly
cultivated. The hill tops and
mountain sides are practically free
from rock or gravel and produce
grain, vegetable and fruits. The
climatic conditions of Western Ore
gon are perhaps unequalled any-
where in the United States. The
winter season is comparatively
mild, somewhat rainy, to be sure,
but little extreme cold and rarely a
severe snow storm. The spring
season is a series of sunshine and
showers, causing vegetation to
rapidly leap into vernal life, while
the summer months are almost
perfection, plenty of sunshine and
a Dracing sea breeze during the
day and cool pleasant nights.
Autumn is simply the gradual
merging of summer and spring in
to winter. Oregon has a great
future and the day is not far dis
tant when this magnificent country
will be the happy home of teeming
ness of thought. Its news columns
are full and complete, but avoid
the sensationalism which marks
the columns of some of the leading
ban i rancisco dailies. J lie tall
will soon occupy the finest news
paper building in the world, a mag
nificent structure 310 feet in height.
The managing editor of The Call,
Air. ells iJrury, was a typo on
the Christian Messenger, a religious
paper puplished at Monmouth, in
the early days of Polk county
The Valley Transcript says:
"Bicycles cost money ; but they have
done and are doing more in Oregon
toward encouraging the building of
good roads than anything else that
has ever been devised." We accept
Bro. Snyder's first statement as
self-eyident, but his corollary state
ment is not so clear. It would be
6trange indeed if a mode of locomo
tion, which is largely a pleasure
fad, confined to comparatively a
small number of the community,
should produce results which the
combined business and commercial
interests of the country have hith
erto failed to accomplish. Good
roads are necessary to facilitate the
transportation of produce and other
commodities, and for the general
accommodation of the traveling
public. The people's financial in
terests usually take precedence over
their pleasures. The demand for
good roads is due to the fact that
rapid, easy and safe avenues of
travel and transportation are essen
tial to the prosperity of the com
munity. There is no more reason
wny tne Dicycie habit should pro
duce a demand for good roads than
does the old but perennial pleas
ure of carriage and buggy riding.
Arrangements are about com
pleted for tho grand opening at
the new 11. A. It. hall on Thurs
day evening, September 20. The
committee on arrangements will
have tho programme completed
early next week, a full announce
ment of which will appear in the
Department Commander Ethan
W. Allen will be present and de
liver an address on the work of the
Grand Army of the Uepuplie , its
object and significance, and will
alsojdisouss tho coming encamp
ment to lx held here next June.
Capt.Il. L. Wells, division com
mander of the Sons of Veterans,
has consented to take part in the
exercises and will audresa the
The committee on arrangements
are corresponding with Senator
John 11. Mitchell and they are
confident that he will consent to
deliver the opening addres-. The
Novel lo quartette and the Dallas
quartette will take a leading part
in the musical programme, as will
also the Monmouth and Indepen
dence cornet bands. Some of our
best locijl talent have Consented to
take part in the exercises, notably
.Mrs. Babbitt and Miss Longacre,
assisted by a chorus of twenty
voices composed of the best talent
in our church choirs.
No effort will be spared to make
the programme entertaining, bril
liant and unique, indeed, one of
the very best, if not the best enter
tainment ever given in Indepen
The object of the entertainment
is two fold. First, to celebrate
wun appropriate exercises me
completion of one of the most
commodious public halls ever con
structed in the state; sesond. to
raise money to seat the building.
A number of reserved seats will lie
sold at 50 cents each, the proceeds
to be used in purchasing chairs for
the hall. The public will bear in
mind that not a penny of the pro
ceeds from this entertainment will
go into any individual's jioeket,
Common Sense Reasoning
Hood's Sarsnparilla Had Cured
Others, and It Cured Me.
"It in sUtaan jrmr ajo my right !
birn to welland pain. Four yeara a-o
It brokaout In tUr dreadful aoraa. I
trlrJ all klmU of lre ami llnlumuta but
ilia wuraa Ilia aura bacama.
I Had to Walk on Crutches i
and agrvatar part il tha lima waa eon
tin ml to my bil. I ruulil not lwp uluhta
and my ayra twramo afftt'tnd, I liava
wurn (jlanwHi for ovr aix yra. flint I
hT taken llood'a Hrairtlla and I'lllt
two o( lha worat aoraa ou my limb liara
hualad and tha third la almost olosud. M
aura avua bay Ixwn banetltod aa t ran a
to rvad and wrila and aUo I bread my
noadla tur aowlng without tba uaa ol
glaaara. I came to uaa Hood a Harai.
nlla by noticing
11 if 1!" -
raaaoDcd that what
baa curad oluari
would enra me and It ha proved ao
It la a aptandld modk'tne.' Mm, klitiii
WscarbutHiK, Manning;, Mlohlirau.
in the next century, may
possibly be able to dis.
pense Villi (lie article
called by some
but in this growth oi grace it
is not policy to do so.
I rpow fyavc my fall samples for suits and
pants- Call and sec them. A perfect fit
and workmanship guarontcsd.
Ofeal GRIFFITH & PATTERSON'S (ItilR SWIIt
W. H. PATTERSON, 1QT.
aura habitual eonnUi
i"rloa aao, par bua
Tho Industrial Imposition,
but will be ecrupulously used to
provide suitable Beating aocornoda
Hons for the hall. The tr. A
hall is not individual property, lu
is the common property of th
community Decuuse almost every
person has contributed noinethiiiK
towards its construction and each
individual will be its beneficiary
An effort will be made at the
meeting to organize a camp of th
Sons of Veterans, and any one de
siring to become a member of this
organization should send in his
name to Mr. M. A. Baker of this
city. Any one 18 years of age
whose father saw service in the
cause of the Union during the late
civil war, is entitled to become t
member. Look out for the pro
gramme which will be announcer
in full next week.
POLK COUNT VS KISSOUKCES.
Products and Population Shown
I) J the Assessor's Returns.
The lilght Kind of'a Girl.
' The increasing trade that is
steadily coming to Independence
from the country demands better
bitching posts and feeding racks
accommodation than is now sup
plied by the city. If the city
council is not disposed to supply
these accommodations at th pub
lic expense, then the business men
pf the city ehonld take the matter
in nand and have the necessary
number of posts and racks erected
at suitable points along the streets,
Jiothing looks more unthrifty and
phabby than to see the awning
posts in front of the places of busi-
pees made hitching posts for every
saddle horse and team that coin eg
to town. The horses not only
Jitter the streets and break in the
sidewalks, but often on a busy
day so crotrd the streets that travel
The east side of the Willamette
valley has for the past twenty
years enjoyed the advantage of
having a trunk line railroad, where
as the west side has only a branch
road which runs from Portland to
Corvallis, a town located in th
central part of the valley measur
ing north and south. The Wil
lamette river flows the whole
length of the valley dividing it in
to two equal sections. There
practically no difference in the
productive resources of these two
natural divisions, bui owing to the
fact that thousands of people travel
through the eastern part of the
valley who never visit the weetern
section, the east side has been
widely advertised while the west
side is comparatively unknown
It is not unfrequently the case that
people traveling through the east
ern part of the valley are told that
the west side is a narrow hilly
strip of country relatively unpro
ductive gave for grazing purposes.
That the story is disingenuous is
apparent to anj-one in the least
acquainted with the geography of
the country, but unfortunately tha
traveling public, particularly that
portion which comes from the
It won't do for a common country
swain to flirt with the Tillamook girls,
as a certain young Mr. lludnon has
learned to hio sorrow. The story runs
as follows: Young Hud.son was pay
ing his best respects to a charming
young backwoods maiden who lived
near the town of Woods, but during
the outing season this summer a num.
berof valley people visited that seaside
resort, and among thetn was a pretty
Washington county girl, whose charms
at once captivated the inexperienced
heart of young Hudson. Of course,
such cold blooded recreancy excited
the jealous rage of the backwoods
beauty, and in the lonely depths of
her widowed heart she vowed to have
revenge, sweet but cruel revenge. It
so happened that on an unlucky day
young Hudson met his former sweet
heart on a trail along the lonely
mountain side and the jilted Diana
at once expostulated with her recreant
lorer in a manner that conveyed
physical as wtll as mental conviction
as to the righteousness of her wrath.
She used both a club and the stinging
lash of her vitriolic tongue on the
young fellow and he came out of the
allray with not only a broken troth
but also with a brokeu arm. The pity
in there are not more such stalwart
maidens as this Tillamook young
Females ; 4,.'107
Legal voters 2,440
rounds of wool... Vi'.J,,lm
Mules. :v j.n
Acres land under cultivation. . 81,70.'ij
issiieia wneat raiseu in wvi. . . 7!M,Wii
itye and barley 23,H.1
Tho Portland Industrial Kpitioii
U'tfliiH OetoUr .1, ami will !e the llm-xt
exhibit ever held ill the I'ticllli) North
west. The manager will leave no
stone uutu rued to have a complete
display of tliu rewmnvs of tht statu.
Every brunch of Industry will bo
r'hreented and to tul end tliu co
operation of the people of the state la
The following Information Is given
lor the Ix'tietlt of tlio who wish to
Fruits to h sent nl one by expre.
Mark on box name of sender, his ml
dresrtaud contents of box. If hT!.hIi-
able, give liiitne of specimens, murk
"charges collect," Noti-peiiHhablu ex
hibits, as dried fruits, tile, potlerv etc,
tnarlr left hand corner ''specimens do
nated for exhibition." Send by freight
goes free. Large articles which owner
wishes returned, freight charged re
duced one-half. All exhibits should
te addressed to C. JI. Hunt, Supt.
Industrial Fxptwltion, Portland, Or.
OFIHJIT DA.Y .A-ISTD NIGHT.
THE BOREAS SAL00N
Carries the finest line of WINES, L.IUUOHS snd
to lit) huttui lit tho city.
I. L. SMITH, Proprietor,
OPEN" UJIT A.ISTX) NIGHT.
A ., VB-Jat t Mf a if. 44 mj.V 4V aV 9 tMUI '.aVWUaVaf at Va
SASH and DOOR
M-iiii: f(ni.n.d with
the liite.it and bust wmwt
FAHTDRY working mm liinery ueara
' n I V-I I I . -ri pared to !o all kind.
of wood work, Mich as Fraincs, Brackets, Mouldings, and nil kind
of wood turning nt tliu lowest postildo ki q ccpperii
" fuI MAIN STLfcT. '
; quickly dol.O. ,NDZPINOENSC. OR.
o also carry
The Imepk.'ien'ck Entkkimune
passed to the ownership of F. M.
Brown yind L. A; Jlailoy, on Aug
ust 2d, mr. All bills due for ad
vertising, job work, and Hubscrip
A. 1 k . i rti -a . ,
nous, up to August a, art
payable to and will be collected by
Morin & Ford. All contracts for
advertising, subscriptions and job
work made by Morin a Ford while
proprietors of The E.ntsuprise will
be fulfilled by F. M. Crown and L.
Dated August 2d, 181)5.
J. B. Moiu.v,
J. T. Foitn,
F. M. Baow.v,
L. A. Baii.ky.
Dallas, Or., Sept. 10. Assessor
Beckett's returns for the year 189.1 srive
i.. ii- ...i- i . .i I f
roia conuijr uoiiumuou uuu prouuets VLand.-Several well Imnroved Hn.it t,
LITTLE FILICE HOTEL,
Inlfjirnlanct, Oregon. t'loso to
railway statiuiiH, h ton m bout laiulsng
ami tliu business part of tliu city
KoonsnnI mutes for both tranciont
and jicrmancnt guests. .SVrvicu un
surpassed. Katojj s to S2
eastern houth Dakota farms to trade
for I'olk county farm lands. AImo
choice residence property In the largent
city in Iowa to trade for farm land or
City property. For further particulars
uquire of F. M. Brown, Extkki'kihb
1 ons of hay K).h.'i7
IJuhbels of corn 2,105
Pounds hotter and cheese 172.91.1
Bushels DaxReed 6.'J2
Pounds tobacco 441
Pounds lion 2.041.640
Kiisncls polatix-s 142,601
Prunes and plums 13,22j
Feet lumber 5,41.1,879
is materially impeded. A decent
respect tor the neat appearance of j East, is not informed on the sub-
our city and the comfort of both ject. Xow, the sober truth is that
Bucklen'i Arnica Salve-
The best salve in the world for
Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt
1 1 I . - I - i ' m . .
imeuiii, rever isores, letter.
The Ideal Panacea.
James L. Francis, Alderman.
Chicago, says: "I regard Dr.
King's New Discovery as an Ideal
Panacea for Coughs, Colds and
Lung Complaints, havu.g used it
in my family for the last five
years, to the exclusion of physi
cian s prescriptions or other pre
Ilev. John Burgus, Keokuk,
Iowa, writes: "I hive been a
Minister of the Methodist Enisco
1 ! 1 i r .
pai tnurcn ior w years or more.
and have never found anything so
beneficial, or that gave me such
speedy relief as Dr. King's New
Discovery." Try this Ideal Cough
Remedy now. Trial bottles free at
any Drug Store.
its citizens and those who come
here to trade demand that this
jigjssnce gbouhj be remedied,
the counties of Washington, Yam
1 M1 T-a 11 ?-.
...... muwu uipriw landrfl. J'rice X cenU per
some of the yerj bett part of the 1 For Bile by all druggitis.
The Enterprise, has gained an
enviaMa rpnntArinn f,.r it flna t..h
Chapped Hand--;, Chilblains. Corns. ' work- and it. nrnruHM tr -nutatn tl.ut
and all Skin Eruptions, and poi-, reputation in spite of competition from
tiveiv cures I'jjes or no rav re- mr wmroe. aii.i..r Tt.i ..m,. u
quired. Jt is guaranteed to trive;i- pr-tar.-d o do the latest st vies of
rwrf.'f Knti.ffK.tiin rr ms-.n...- . 1 w rk. 1 11 a nei t. a rt is! ic a nd work
Two Lives Saved.
Mrs. I'hocbe Thomas, of Junction
City, 111., was told by her doctors
she had Consumption and that
there wa no hope for her, but two
iiottles of Dr. king's Now Discovery
completely cured her and she says
it saved her life. Mr. Thos. E
k'ers, 13!) Florida street, San Fran
cisco, suffered from a dreadful cold,
approaching Consumption, tried
without result everything else then
bought one bottle of Dr. Kina's
.new discovery and in two weeks
was cured. He is naturally thank
lui. It is such results, of which
inese are samples, that prove the
wonderful elhcacv of this incriicino
. " . - "
in Coughs and Colds. Free trial
bottles at Drucr Store. H.f CTii la r
eize 50 cents andll.
Leave Portland Tuesdays; Thursdays anl Saturdays, G:(X)a. m.
iA-avo Indrpendeuce Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (J SO
Leave baletn " " ,. u
Fast Time. Chear) Rates.
To Hop Growers
We are manufacturing the
strongest, most durable, easiest to
operate, most satisfactory and most
economical HOP PRESS ver
put on tho market. Fully war
ranted. Come and examine it.
With the best facilities for mak
ing and repairing all kinds of
Farm Machinery and Vehicles
and none but first-class wood and
iron workers employed. We fe.-J
justified in stating that we are
hotter prepared to do your wood
and iron work than any other firm
in Polk county. Our prices are
To Tiie Public
LOCAL MARKET REPORT.
Corrected weekly by Star Grocery .
KRENGEL & HILLIARD,
Independence, - - - Oregon.
The J. F. O'DOMELL COMPANY
..1.50 a 2.50 per dot,
. . menl.ke manner, and at livimr prices.
uy,x-Idirv us all, sample our work, and
(get our prices,
Side llaeon K r ltw-
Miotuciers 7 (,t (.
Hams 10 lit vt.
i-iring ueans 2c
Onions (old) . 4e
Peach plnms . . .;0c '
Hurt let I 'ears ...Vtc
in Polk county.