o INDKl'KNDKNCK, POI.K COUNTY, OU1XJON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1805. NUMBER 4. T1IOSK JAPANESE PIN TRAYS r ti,0 l.adira frlrmd. Prices rungu from 2." cents toll.M, AUo LADIES' RINGS Bet JUml. Prices from 1.50 to 117.50. and them. Respectfully yours. 0. A. KRAMER. Tlio Return of the Duello. i INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK oai'IT-a.Xj stock:, S50.000.00. flSllBKHU, Preildmit. AHK.tM XKLHON, Vlr President. W. P, COXNAWAY, Cn.lii. r. L-jyltg.-H. K. Hmlth, A. NeUm, 1, A. Alln, II, II. Jairiiun, J, K, lOiundt', IK V, Si'M, II. HlrwIilMTg. iimprsl louklntf ml e haitita btmitii trn,icln.. kswI. ('uiuiiii'rv'UI crwllu iiiiiU'I. IVHit rucelv !) k. Julcreil paid on tiwo llIKUK. lj;tll m llf. Hill ud on curnml Account I FIRST NATIONAL BANK or ,N0ctWCEl ;OMMKNCKI) UUiMNKSS MAUCII 4, 1SS9- 4l Block, 160,000.00. 8urplui, 14,000 00 S.CWI-KH, rmiluiib I,. W. KOliKItTSO.V, Vire I'renlJmit. W. II. II AWI.KY.(lilr. Is the "code of honor"' again up on iih the codo that once tyran nized over men much on the decrees of fashion tyrannize over women? A tow days ago two New York gentlemen went out by agreement and took a idiot at each other, with a little blood-letting as the remilt. A few mouths ago two other citizens equal in valor and paucity of bruins Made targets at themselves for mutuul satisfaction to no result whatever. And now Representa tive lioatnor of Louisiana and Kdi tor Ilcarscy of the New Orleans ".States" are talking truculently of pistols, bowies and coll'ee, and sending friends to arrange details for a meeting. The curious thing about these affairs is that nobody seems to think of interfering in the matter. Neither the gentlemen other hand, the season has been unfavorable. The Grand Island and Norfolk factories both refused to accept quantities of beets on ac count of their low grade, and those that were taken yielded an average of less than 12 tier cent of sugar It is apparent that sugar beets may pay in some places and will not pay in others. This being the case, something definite should be ascer tained concerning the conditions in Oregon and Washington before much money is invested. Oregoni an. TIIH hTATK'H WKALTIf, Total Valuation of IUH'ereiit Kinds of Property as Hhown by the AMaeMHiiicnt Roll. The following tables are taken from Wednesday's Oregonian and who have hows the wealth of the state accord- induced in the noble pu.-iti me of Jug to the assessment 01 IS!)-1): I'ouiiig eucn otner nor tne gentie- men who are breathing threats of Acres Ry. land. .1,850,4(10 a meeting for slaughter appear to wagon road (Wl,012 bo of any Interest to the police, and unimproved o.iM7,tHJ ,,,01 !r . r . cultivated ,,2,1)58,071 no bheriir or Governor interferes to ', . ., " ' ' ,,r prevent the shooting.. Telephone teleg'b. 2207.35 A few months ago the Governors Horses and mules. . 183,513 of half a dozen states, the Sheriffs Cattle 376,030 of a score of counties, the minsters hee and goats ... l,707,HO , ... fit 1 j Kwlne 120,022 and peace societies of the land were , , , , ' 1 nwn mirl nil v lata in a turmoil, lest two fist-fighters improvements on lots.'.... should come together and settle a imp. on deeded lands Valued fl,587,5I8 702,447 19.1)13,147 84.W0.022 6,125,182 152,014 2,803,237 3.020,024 , 1,024,085 274it0 88,S50,300 10,338.741 0,07878 Highest of all in Leavening rower. Latest U.S. Gov't Report ADSOLUTEEY PURE dispute in regard to strength and Money 1,651,800 kTOKl-J . Coup', l w- KWtn, L-wU HliiUk, W. w. Colliiw, U. W. Will leaker. rwrl Unklnit bmliiew trmiHU'tnl. Huys set! wlls elinire on ll lin- y-MUt li. Wrtiifclng Hours irom . 111 . m . f000B tmmmmmmm City Truck & Transfer Co.;! w. docksti:ai)i:h. nop. A. jHanllnir done lit reumiu 1 . . . moid rir. . . 1 lManosMiid I'uriiltiirecare J fully moved. . . . ,Aij kuiui Fovn-roor woon FviiA,m INDKI'KNDUNCK. I uTnlSSi ' UKM,Jj mm00mmmf1i V M V V 1. . mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmummmmm Note and accounts 9,057,432 Shares of stock 1,818,0' Imp. 011 deeded lauds 801,483 Household furniture etc.... 3.743,584 Machinery and equipments 1,522,505 Mdtte. and Implements.... 8,804,752 Rolling stock of railrouds. . 028.171 skill with six ounce gloves on their fists. 1'eace officers everywhere were on the alert, and the militia wus placed under arms. This was perfectly proper. Yet there seems to las an inconsistency somewhere. Nobody had any idea that Corbett Total value of all property .fl58,819,7;i9 or Fitzsimmons wjuld inflict any great damage on each other. A black eve. a bioken nose, a lost tooth, would be the extreme of in juries in case of a "mill." Hut men who go out and shoot at each other with pistols at twelve paces shoot Columbia The grand total of each county is as follows: County. Total. IJuker 12,354,791 Benton 8,007,703 Clackamas 5,197,72 Clatsop 4,458,19 to kill, and if they fail in their be nevolent intentions it is not for want of will to harm. Does this public and oflicial in- diflerence indicate a return to the dueling practices of earlier days? Harney Possibly such a reyival would have Jackson its advantages. It is distinctly 1,534.003 Coos 3,091,285 Curry 644,957 Crook 1,853,39 Douglaa 5,210,0(1 Gilliam 1.493,fl!25 Grant 1.325,519 1,724,998 ...r 4,480,553 Josephine 1,324,78(3 Examples of decoration in the sup plements are numerous and season able china painters and wood car vers especially are given a rare treat. In the letter press, among countless good things, the story of Lauv Hmma Hamilton, with tee portrait by Romney, is sympathet ically, and briefly told, "The Study of Human Expression" deals with a subject of universal interest, and the article on "Teaching the Child to Draw" will attract not only teachers, but ever mother in th land. It is not easv to imagine more suitable holiday present for an artistic friend than a year's sub scription to this sterling magazine (Montague Marks, Publisher, 23 Union Square, New York. 35 cents $4.00 a year.) Santa Clans at the Auditorium. Married. F. O'DONNELL G9, HARDWARE, iRanyes, Cook, !Parlor and (Box Granitewore and Woodenwear. STOVES Scissors. Shears, Pocket Knives, Table Knives, Axes, Saws, Nails, Hope, Etc., (0 TI NWARE Shells. Powder, Shot and CartrklKM. Polk County Agents for Stmkbaker Carriages anJ Wagons. INDEPENDENCE, OREGON. ITE STAR ROLLER MILLS. IB AT TALMAGE. BETWEEN INDEPENDEMEANDMONMOUTH . i, market. Mill feed '"ced, competent miller. Hest nour Highest market price p.t for wntau SEARS & CLELANOProp e City Restaurant, . . . - . Ki tnr 1 -jou SIX good Z5en i n. . indenendence. We try to ma our Sunday Dinners IDEALS j-T A-IXj 1.' I ....... I, 1 r.) n-n superior to the custom of shooting Lake ' ,'47o374 an enemy in the back, which has Laue . 7!30e)o55 had the approval of many courts, Lincoln 801,105 Liu 11 7,880.965 Mainour 1,138,559 Morrow 1,415,714 Marion .'. 9,384,0 Multnomah 50,673,109 and especially of the appellate courts of the country, as a means ot set tling grievances. It is likewise o i 1 preferable to the custom of "shoot ing on Mght," that appears to be polk 4,524,532 he easiest way of composing differ- biierman i,oi,wo : .u. Tillamook 1,252,703 euces in mo ouum. ,T . -.I,. oc-Y .,,. e, j j Umatilla ,44faxi let in mis age oi mu uu ...uu- Uu()n 3.917,688 try there is ever reason for turning Wallowa.. 1,098,504 over the settlement of quarrels to Wasco .-,477,007 t.lie courts: and as a measure to that wasuingtou i,,os,ioo end it would be well for the peace authorities to look after gentlemen who make an ostentatious prepara tions to Bhoot each other and put them under bonds to keep the peace, and to hang a person who kills an other, whether he thinks he had a grievance or not. S. F. Examiner. Yamhill 5,919,416 IJeet-Sugar Outlook. Beet-sugar work for the year presents a conflicting showing. In California the sugar season has hecn remarkably successful. The beets have yielded an immonseton- Buoklen's Arnica Salve- The best salve in the world foi Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and posi tively cures Piles or no pay re quired. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money re funded. Price 25 cents per box. For sale by all druggists. Palmer Hadley. In Monmouth, Oregon, Wednesday, December JKth 1895. at the rexidepee of Mr. mid Mrs. I. C. Powell, Mr. L. L. Palmer and Miss H. Ellen Hadley, Kev. Win Bumpier, ofllciating. lhe wedding ceremony was a quiet and pleasant aflair given in the presence of relatives and a few intimate friends only. The happy couple were the re' cipients of a number of beautiful and useful presents. The alter and room were ornamented with the usual decorations of the season, Christmas green and hoLy with boquets of choice chrysanthemums. The friends present joined in wishing the young couple a bright and joyous voyage through life to gether, and many returns of their wedding anniversary. The groom is well known in Monmouth, having made that city his home for some time. He is universally recognized as a gentle man of high character and Stirling integrity. The fair bride is recently from Southern California, but has many acquaintances in Monmouth. She is a most charming and estimable lady, and is highly esteemed by all, who have the pleasure of her ac quaintance, for ier many charming qualities of both head and heart. The couple left on the afternoon train Wednesday for Portland, where they will spend the holidays. Mr, and Mrs. Palmer will make their future home at Newberg, Yamhill county, Ore. Oak View School lteport. The Art Amateur. V The Christmas Number of "The Art Amateur" is replete with valu- nage per acre, with large percentage able practical material in every de in sugar. Claus Spreckels has an- partment of art work, and contains nounced that he purposes erecting special articles suited to the season, three new beet-sugar factories in The picture of the old fiddler, which California, and it is understood that is this year the attraction of the the machinery for one of them has news stands throughout the coun- already been ordered. A large pro- try, is from the famous picture by portion of the Cluno beets run 18 J.U. lirown, entitled A pad Heart, per cent to sugar, while .European out a ivierry iune. .even more growers are satisfied to propogate valuable to the Art Student is the from a mother beet giving 15 per striking study of "Fleur-de-Lis," , . 1 .1 r I 1 5 XT TJ cent. The industry nan uieimure in waver cuium, ur r neua in. ac-u-advanced to the point where it uses mond, shown in progressive stages nearly 500,000 pounds of seed an- of painting, like the companion nually, and a oeet-seeu iarm is panel 01 "American ueauiy noses, talked of. In Nebraska, on the I issued with the October number. The following is a report cf the Oak View Public school for the mouth end ing December 20: Ko. days taught 19 S'o. days present 450 No. days absent "1 No. times tardy 4 Excuses for tardies 4 No. boys enrolled 14 No. girls enrolled 19 Total number enrolled 33 Daily attendance 24 Average 00. belonging 27 Percent of attendance 88 No. of visits 15 Those whose names were plaepd upon the roll of honor are. Lester Rhodes, i-Jeo. and Charlie Kurre, Maria and Myrtle Schaefer and Walter Wells. O. D. Ireland, Teacher. Cheaper Than Doctors. "I was nervous and weak and could not do more than half a day's work. I could not write without steadying my hand with the other one. 1 procuied a a bottle of Hood's of Sarfaparilla and be gun taking it and now I am able to work and write and am feeling well. This fall my wife was sick and was con fined to her lied about half the time. I advised her to take Hood's Sarsaparilla as it wag cheaper than doctors and she Unallv consented to do so. After taking it for a short time she was able to attend to her work. I have not found any better medicine as a blood purifier than Hood's Sarsapnrilla. 1 keep Hood's Sarsapari'la in the bouse all the time to ward otfthe irrip and other diseases." B. Weirich, Needy, Ore. The public school Christmas pro gram at the auditorium Tuesday evening was well rendered and quite interesting. Two email fir trees, illuminated with wax tapers and loaded with presents for the little folks, stood immediately in front of the stage. The entire front tier of seats was reserved lor the school children. About 8 o'clock the , little army from the Independence' public schools commenced filing into the hall. The seats were all soon filled and the exercises opened wita mu sic by the pchool orchestra. The members of the orchestra are- the- Misses Ella and Susie Fennell, Mis Myrtle Lee, Masters Fred Hooper Clarence ClodfeJler and Raymond. Henkle. Next on program wan a Christmas song and calesthenics by the first grade. Recitation "Let ter to Santa Claus," Master Glen. Locke. Recitation "Chris Krengel," by- Master Paul Cleland. Recitation "Grandma's Mis take" Cora Shinn. Song, by class. Chorous "Toy Makers Hain mer and Saw," by six little boys. Chorus "The Wee Little Seam- ster," by six little girls. Recitation "Surprise for Santa. Claus," Ethel Walker. Rocitation "On Christmas Eve, Blanche Cleland. Brownies six little boys. Dialogue-"Christmas Stockings." "How Santa Claus Comes Down the Chimney," by a number of lit tle girls and boys. Recitation Miss Nellie Whitea- ker. Song Mrs. T. A. Hayes. Dialogue Pupils of the eight grade. Calesthenics drill, 8th grade. Salute to the Flag, by the school. Professor Hayes gave the audi ence an illustration of a volcano in eruption, which was quite inter esting. The most interesting feature to the little folks was the distribution of the presents by Santa Clans. Wayne Williams personated "Old Santa" in admirable style, and caused much amusement by his -odd costume and comic ways. The entertainment passed off quite pleasantly and everyone seemed well pleased. Tne gross proceeds of the evening amounted to about 35. BIRTHS. Muhlman. Iii Independence. Ore.. Friday, December 20, 1895, to Mr. and Mrs. S. Muhlman, a sou. Matxey. In Independence, Ore., Sat urday, December 21, 1895, to Mr. and Mrs, W. H. Matney, a daughter. $10O Reward. $10O. The readers of this paper will t pleased to learn that there is at least one dreaded disease that science has been able to cure in all its stages aud that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only positive cure now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh be ing a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Cat. arrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blod and mucous serfaces of the system, thereby dea troying the foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength by ' building up the constitution and as. sistiug nature ia doing its work. The proprietors have so much faith in its curative powers, that they offer Oue Hundred Dollars for any case that it fails to cure. (Send for list of Testimon- -ials. Addre F. J. CHENEY A Co., Toledo, O. t.8old by Druggists, 75, & 3INN & CATLIN, Proprietors l.vnKI,EM1'"Stn . " -if''' '