Independence enterprise. (Independence, Polk County, Or.) 189?-190?, August 15, 1901, Image 1

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ltoyM I'.ye Nnrly Put Out by
1'owdcr i;il.loii.
Sunday afternoon the young
of Mr. and Mr. Ellis Davidson, of
Parker, "wanted lo make a noise"
ami mi proceeded to do it by a tfun
powder explosion. He first mj
cured a giaphite box, filled U "Bh
powder, placed a llre-eraeker fuse
in it, and proceeded to to'ieh it ofT
by a match. In Home manner the
p'mdiT wa lighted and the full
force of the explosion lodged in
the boy's eyes. The eyebrows, eye
lashes, and even the hair was
burned awny itiNtiinlly aa cleanly
as though they had been shaven.
Tim eyeballs were frightfully burn
ed. Medical assistance was haatily
summoned and after examination
the lMy wua taken to the Salem
hospital, where ho will be treated
by lr. Gillis, The voung man
can now distinguish light from
darkness and the outline of ob
jct. The attending specialist
does not expect a htw l sight,
though they will probably be i'
oil Di:vi:i-oiMi:iT.
Work Will lie i In l Ha rue t in
About One Month.
0. L. Chapel, the oil expert,
who ha been projecting hi this
vicinity for several uiontha, waa in
the city tbia week endeavoring to
interest Independence people in
bia proposition to subscribe slock.
He had Iieeti in Dallas and Mori-
'4..wtitii ltKfVd th' pVdo
there very enthusiastic over the
Mr. Chapel informs us that the
beat proapecta for oil and coal he
haa found in the state is on the
' .Holmes' place, not far from Terry-
dale. He says lie never felt more
confident that oil would be found
in anv district during liia fifteen
year of experience aa be doc
there. The prospects are identical
to those of West Virginia, where
the oil industry is carried on
gigantic scales. He thinks he will
be supplied with auflicient lunds
to commence boring for oil in
about thirty days, and within a
few days after that he will have
demonstrated whether oil is pres
ent or jtiBt a mere supposition. He
thinks it will not be necessary to
bore deeper than 2.000 feet before
good oil is produced. In fast, he
predicts a great oil excitement here
within two months.
Death of Arthur II. Hampton.
Last Thursday, August 8th,
Arthur II. Hampton, son of I). M.
Hampton, of Monmouth, died at
the hospital at The Dalles from
the effects of an operation for ap
pendicitis. Friday his remains
were brought by train to this city
and taken to Monmouth, where
his parents reside. The funeral
services were conducted by lion.
II. B. Mulkey and the remains in
torred in the K. of P. cemetery.
Deceased was a graduate of the
9th grade in the Monmouth Train
ing school and was highly respect
ed by all who knew him. His ajjo
was 15 years, 7 months and 27
Horst Bros. Fail.
Announcement comes from Lon
don that Horst Jims., who have
been extensive dealers in hop and
hop lunds in Marion and I '"Ik
Counties for the past ten years,
have gone into voluntary liquida
tion and aro winding tip their af
fairs through chiiicery, Louis A
Horst having been appointed re
ceiver lor England and Emil C
Horst for the United Stales ami
An interesting fact in connection
with the announcement is that
August 5 mortgages or trust deeds
were filed in this county and Folk
securing th payment of $125,000
and covering some '1200 acres of
land in thee two counties- The
trust deed for Marion county was
for the consideration of $38,703.19,
with E. Clemens Horst, of San
Francisco, party of the first part;
(. Howard Thompson and James
Rolph, of the second part, and the
tank of California party of the
third part -Telegram.
Kiiiitllpos in Marlon County.
A few cases of smallpox have
brn reported at Howell, in the
families of K. T. Ott and Fred
Kainpf. The forme' is postmaster
and merchant and as his family
tesideajust back of the rooms oc
cupied by the store, his stock of
gada will be lost by the contagion.
There are two canes in this family.
The family of Mr. Kampf visited
at Mr. O'.tV since they were ill.
but it was believed at that time
that the disease was chickenpox in
a l:iht Jortn. The places are four
adieu apart ni d are the only r'iv
of the disease known in the county,
and there is no likelihood of its
spreading as yellow Hags have been
raised and the inmates have prom
ised to slay inside. They have
direct telephone communication
with Salem and also with Dr.
Brooks, who has said that he will
see that they need for nothing
There is no law in the state to es
tablish a quarantine for sueh dis
eases in the rural districts, and in
this case there does not seem to be
any particular need of a guard be
ing appointed. Salem Journal.
Oregon IHanketsFor Indians.
Chief Johnson, the most promi
nent Indian in Alaska, and a ruler
over 7000 ofhia tribesmen, made
his annual visit to Salem yester
day, to buy his winter stock of
blankets and woolen goods at the
Salem woolen mills. Chief John
Bon is a merchant, and operates
large stores at Juneau and Dyea,
and supplies the smaller Indian
chief with the goods they require.
His purchase yesterday was prin
cipally blankets. He left by the
afternoon train for Portland, going
thence for Seattle, and expects to
sail for home in a few days. He
is an interesting figure and wields
a great Influence among the South
east Alaskan Indians, where he is
looked up to as a leading judge.
SCRAFFORD At the family
residence just below town, on
Tuesday, ' August 13. H 01, at
the age of 47 years, 2 months
and 7 days, of scarlet fever and
heart trouble.
The remains were interred in the
I. O. O. F. cemotery, August 15.
1-nrife Crowd Here Xiunliiy Htiil
All Were FiittMlli-il.
The excursion given by the
Knights and Ladi'-a of Security,
from Portland to Independence
Sunday brought about six hundred
people Irom Port hind, and there
was easily that number from the
adjoining country. The Mon
mouth baud was at the dejmt to
greet them with music and the
visitors seemed to have a good
time. The crowd w;is very order-
Court House. Notes, t
I.hIIih Oteuim-r.
Estate of Nancy S. Parker, do
ceased petition of Cleveland It.
Parker to lie appointed adminis
trator filed. Ordered that when he
files an approved undertaking in
the sum of f 200O that petition be
Estate of K F llosford, deceased
final account filed and ordered
set for bearing Saturday, Septem
ber 7, at 1 o'clock P. M.
Kstate of Daniel Vanbuskirk, de
ceased report of sale of real prop
erty presented and confirmed and
executor ordered to make deed.
Guardianship of Claude C and
Lulu A Dempsey, minors petition
to sell real property filed and or
dered that same bo set for hearing
on Monday, September 2, 1901. at
1 o'clock P M. and that citation
Estate of R ich;u ' K n i. v de
ceasedpetition to sell real prop
erly granted.
Estate of Wrn. Savage, deceased
final receipts filed; ordered that
executor be discharged and his
bondsmen exonerated.
Estate of Daniel Rundle, de
ceasedfinal account approved.
Ordered that the share of George
Rundle, an heir, be paid over to
county clerk until same shall be
called for, and upon receipts of
other heirs being filed, adminis
trator be discharged and bondsmen
Estate of Benjamin Thorpe, de
ceased report of sale of real prop
erty confirmed and administrator
ordered to make deed.
Estate of Abigail Ball, deceased
objections of heirs to the Bale of
real property and the demurrer of
petitioner thereto heard and de
murrer over-ruled aud petitioner
given until September 2. 1901, at
1 o'clock P M to answer said ob
jections. Ordered that U 8 Lough
ary be appointed guardian ad-litem
of Thos. Bowman, a minor and
heir of said estate.
Estate of T S Jeffries, deceased
final account heard and approved
and ordered that administration
be closed and bondsmen discharg
ed. Estate of Nancy S Parker, de
ceased bond filed and approved;
James Helmick, W P Bradley and
M Tillery appointed appraisers.
Guardianship of Claude C and
Melvin Settlemeir, minors report
of sale confirmed.
Estate of Wm. Mason, deceased
report of sale of real property
confirmed. ,
Estate ot Elmer E Harritt, de-
AUCJUST 15,1001.
ceased report of sale of real prop- I
erty approved.
Estate of Benjamin Thorpe, de-'
ceased report of sale confirmed.
I vie Bros, road supplies. . .$ 2 70
Glass & Prudhomme, sta
tionery 8 50
C G Coad, stamps, etc. ... 10 00
F II Marsh, roads, bridges. 38 83
W. stern Clay Mfg Co,
rad acct 10
II Wood, viewer 3
Geo Stuckey, well work.. . 1
T P Be vena, viewer 3
Montgomery & Milligan
road acct 4 33
Glass A Prudhomme, rub-
( lier stamps 50
Glass it Prudhomme, book
, and stationery 50 00
CG Coad, stamped enve
lopes.. 42 40
J D Irvine, pauper acct. . . 2 50
Howell Bros, lumber 9 80
O W Chapman, road work. 88 12
M O Morrow, gravel 7 02
Mill Creek Lumber Co.,
lumber 11 28
W T Haley, road work ... 10 00
J E Sibley, salary 67 65
J G VanOrsdel. taxes 1899
(specials) 117 80
J G VanOrsdel, taxes 1899
(county and state 369 66
Iloekins Lumber Co.,
lumber... 10 98
J T Ford, salary 50 00
Belt & Cherrington, peus. . 1 50
J J Wiseman, supplies 15 75
D J Riley, lights.. 15 00
West Side, printing 1 80
E W Oooper, pauper next. : 13 00
C M 'fetherow, viewer... .. 3 60
Martin Bros, lumber 9 92
D G Meador, pauper acct. . 8 00
Observer, printing 22 15
V F Nichols, salary 50 00
Charter Oak Mill Co, lum
ber... 7 50
L E Braley, bridge work.. 4 11 00
L E Braley, bridge work. . 145 50
Mrs Anna Huntley, pauper
acct ,. 14 75
U S Loughary, salary and
expense 137 18
A N Holman, coroner in
quest 4 40
J G VanOrsdel, salary.... 139 38
Tracy Staats, salary 65 00
Mrs F E Myer, salary.... 46 00
F E Myer, salary 81 00
E V Dalton, salary ... 63 25
Milo Woods, salary 40 00
Milo Woods, moving wood. 5 75
J J Fiddler, pauper acct.. 6 40
Jack Waggoner, road and
bridge 4 50
C L Starr, salary and ex
pense 87 83
W II Martin, scalp bounty. 2 00
Thurston Lumber Co, lum
ber 81 36
Dial Tate, road acct 31 00
John A L Duncan et al to N E
Duncan, 21.86 acres in sec 30, t 9 s,
r 6 w. $3328.
C B Lafollett et ux to M and
F B Martin, 320 91 acres, sec 20, t
6 b, r 7 w, $1000.
J S Montgomery et ux to W L
Gibson, lot 6, block M, Falls City,
The desks used by the first legis
lative body ot Orpgon were made
by J. B. Riley, present proprietor
of Dayton hotel. The desks were
made by Mr. Riley in Oregon City,
while a resident of that place.
NUMHEll 37
moki; is ii;taii.
; ftt.uth
of A. J. Moslier, of Klver.
Last week the Enteki-hise gave
a brief account of th- accident to
A.J. Mosher, who died from the
results. The Riverside correspon
dent gives a more elaborate ac
count as follows:
A terrible accident occurred
about four o'clock P. M in our
midst yesterday, which resulted in
the death of our neighbor, Mr.
A brain J. Mosher.
Mr. Mosher was engaged in haul
ng rails to build a fence alon g the
road about half a mile below the
Mineral Springs on the Dennia
place. The men at work on the
fence were burning the brush and
logs along the roadside. An alder
stub about twenty feet high stood
near the road and had been on fire
for some time, about three feet of
the top being nearly burned off.
Mr. Mosher's attention had been
called to the condition of the stub,
but he thought it would not fall for
some time. He thrw part of his
load off and stepped in front of his
team. At that moment the top of
the Btub fell, striking him on the
forehead, knocking him down and
covering his clothes with burning
coals. Mr. Smith, the owner of
the place, and Mr. O. Butler, were
standing near talking. They Ten
to his assistance, dragged him out
of the fire, got water out of the
creek near by and bathed his head
anil face. He was unconscious
and did not realize how badly he
van "imrL They -i.r
Butler's hack and took him to his
home nearly a mile away. Dr.
Butler, of Independence, was
hastily summoned, but Mr. Mosh
er had passed away shortly after
being carried into the house.
Abram J. Mosher was born Feb
ruary 4, 1835. in the state of New
York. In 1857 he moved to Mich
igan and was married in 1865 to
Miss Clara Shaff and moved to
Missouri. He came to Oregon in
1886 and settled near Silverton,
Marion county. He moyed into
this neighborhood in 1891.
Deceased was a member of Co.
H., 6th Michigan Infantry, and
served four years in the Civil war.
He become a member of the M. E.
church in 1865. On coming to
Oregon he joined the United
Brethren church at Abiqua, Marion
county. He leaves an invalid wife
and two sons and one daughter,
C. N. Mosher, of Oregon City, John
Mosher, of Portland, and Misa
Bertha Mosher, of Salem. Two
brothers survive Rev. John Mosh
er, of Silverton, Oregon, and C. S.
Mosher, ot Battle Creek, Mich.
The body was laid to rest Thurs
day in the Silverton cemetery by
the side of a son who was drowned
several years ago.
Threshing: in Full Blast.
Binding wsb finished the latter
part of last week and threshing
commenced' in earnest Monday.
By the middle of the week every
thresher in this vicinity was run
ning, and grain commenced pour
ing in. The best crop for ten
years is being harvested. Give
us the prices again and the Wil
lamette valley
will be without a