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AND WEST SIDE.
ini)i:i'j;n!i:nci:, i'okk county, orison, may -a wyl
HIS RECORD IN CONGRESS
TIlOH. II. Ttlmlie ' l!'HH
WolUeltor III Sl.Ue,
SECURES CREGOU APPROPRIATION.
Until IiiiHhm( r.iiiinilMio
PiiMlmrn Mini nneol tin
niiiMt I'on llil" SneuUer.
No into in congi-.-.-i from any
eti.tc Imw mre earnestly and
alomly endeavored In ntvf the
peopb of bit district nd his state
without regard to politcal faith. T
social or commercial position, than
Iiiin Tli"f. H. Tongue. Ho i now
and bus been ciii- he tlrt-t eutered
omgrcs, one of the busiest men i"
that body. No man ha ever
written him a letter or mad" re
Mn..t.t of him of any rt l,it'1'
h haw not in some way answered,
mill tlininfitiitivu detail of hi If. i I v
work, would tax tin- energies (
I ,i molt vigro man. Mi.
Tongue has made attempt to
distinguish htniseifin congress by
tin usual method ciiii.'l-yrl by
most of the members, that of
making speeches, hut has eon
.(itiwl himself almost 'wholly to the
practical f.-utun-t and duties of
iW portion, na in 1hw 'y only
"' can a man d tin I service for his
?ititutti whi.h d.-matid
ami to which they are justly cn
tith'.l. Vide fro"' the endless di
tail of corrcspond.-nee amounting
t.i nn average of 75 letter a tiny,
attending to questions before de
partments, carrying out personal
wishes, grantintr personal requests,
ttttcntlina to pensions, to mail
mute and contracts, to request
for government publications, and
tin infinitive number of other
thing unnecessary to mention, he
haw secured tho establishment of
innumerable post offices, increase
of mail service hi numious
loealties and n largo nomVr of
free rural delivery routes. During
bin first term ho worn red the first
free rural delivery to tho Pacific
Coast. W'hil" .Mr. Tongue baa
not been hearil olten on tho Hour
of Congress, ouch speeches aw ho
bin made, hnvo been characterized
by an ability which haw made him
R reputation of being one of the
ablest and most forciful speakers
in the- lower hov.wn rf Oongroww.
Mr. Toiirup'b committee nwsifin-.
tnentw aro an index to hiw
j mantling both in CongMss and
with tho republican organization.
When ho received hiw appoint
ment on tho Kiver and Harbor
omrnittte Iib bad bean in Con
groBS but on term. California
had nt-vvr had the position nnd
neither had WaRhington. IVith
f were applicants for it and both
wre strongly supported. At the
same time Oregon had in the
Senate, a member on the committee
on commerce, and California had
k not, but desired it. In the face of
these adversn conditions Mr.
Tongue was assigned this very
important position. At the same
Congress he was appointed chair
man of the committee on irrigation
of Arid Lands, a committee which
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Irm V. M. Bllr,of Monmottlh,
who rcttlr clbrtd
1U OOth birtliday.
rfvf-v -v v
be ban made one of the moht im
portant in Cmigretirt. No memb. r
of Cong rows today bavins served
wo short a tim- haw tw positions
of equal importance,
lilVKK AM IIAKIIoll A I'lMOlflil ATli .V
On thece inatterw in which
Oregon in particular interested, Mr.
Tongue hat necured for Oregon a
coindderntion, which f;'.r KXCeed
anything of thiw kind in the his
tory 'f appropriations for this
.o'at' ,Tb "irr and Jlcr'vir, .Hi1',
us it left the llotis.) Committee,
and More additions and amend
ments bad been made by the
yennte, earned an agsregate ap
propriations for tho Rivers and
Harbors of nearly 2,lHi(),0(K), an
amount of money equal to one
fourth the entire appropriations
for the state during forty-three
years or since her admission to the
sisterhood of states. , For all the
rivers and harbors of the United
States, carrying an annual tonnage
of 100,000 tons and less, nn eggre
gate tonnage ot 2.2'.)0.:V.).S tons,
there was appropriated by the
lloiie Committee; 117,000 which
is something lees than 20 cents a
ton. Out of this 117.000 .thus
appropriated Mr. To'-.gue has
gotten for tho little state ol Oregon
for rivers and harbors ot this
class, for Tilliamook $27,000 for
Siuslaw river, 20.000. for Coquille
river 30,000 and for Coos Hay
10,000-$!):5,0()0 or nearly one
fiurth the entire amount allowed
f..r rivers and harbors of this class
in the entire United States. This
is showing which cannot be ap
proached by any other state in the
For the mouth of the Columbia
the appropriation granted by the
house committee on rivers and
hojbors. of which Mr. Tongue is a
member, was 1 ,500,000, the
largest, amount ever given for the
Willamette river above Portland,
and its tributaries, there was an
appropriation of $08,000, or more
than has been before appropriated
for the Willamette river in all the
history of Oregon.
To the above may he added an
appropriation of $100,000 for a
Federal building at Salem the first
and only one in the district and an
appropriation for the Chemawa
Indian School, two or three times
greater than ever obtained for that
school. Kugene Register.
j Programme Com plot -tt For the
) .lime Kerclscs.
I A CLASS OF 25 WILL GRADUATE,
j A I.lt SWti Portraitof President
J T. V. CnmnlM'H Vill lie
j , , Prewe-ifftJ .
The arrangements for the annual
commencement exercises of the
State Normal School are now fully
completed. The following pro
gramme has been arranged and
tho outlook is for one of the most
promising in years.
Saturday evening, June 14th,
Sheridan's comedy, "The Pvivals,"
will be played by a strong local
- Sunday, Ju.se loth, at 11 o'clock
baccalaureate sermon, llew T, L.
Elliott, Jr., of Portland.
Monday, June 15th Class day
exercises at 2 o'clock P. M. At 8
o'clock P. M., students reunion.
Tuesday Field day at 2 o'clock
P. M. Society entertainment in
Wednesday, 10 o'clock Com
mencement". The following seniors from a
class of 25 will take part: Miss
Elva Whealdon, salutatorian; Mr.
T.' O. Allen, valedictorian; Miss
Monti East. Miss Ora Overholtzer
and Miss Neva ,1. Whitney will
each deliver an oration.
A life size portrait of President
T. F. Campbell will be presented
to the school by the Memorial As
sociation, composed of the Alumni
of Christian College, the Normal
school and members of the senior
class. It is expected the presenta
tion speech will be made by Hon.
W. H. Fenton, who will also ad
dress the class The presentation
speech will be responded to by
The alumni banquet will be
held in the afternoon and the re
union in the evening. Mrs. Hallie
Parrish-Hinees, of Salem, will
furnish some special numbers dur
ing the exercises.
DALLAS IS THE WINNER,
Dallas ninl Moiiiinoitli Meet in
l iehl I'.ventH.
THE FORMER WINS BY ONE POINT
XurlhtvpM Keirl In Sevprul
ICvents .Nearly HroUcn-Ideal
I lay for I'mitwl,
At an interesting field meet
held in Dallas Saturday the Dallas
college tcfttn triumphed over a
team horn the Normal school. It
was a close contest and, strange to
say, several northwest records
came nearly being broken, the
fioe record made by both teams
was a surprise to the earnest sup
porters of both Bchools. The most
friendly feeling prevailed.
The contest was close, Dallas
winning out by one point. The
weather was fine, and a large crow d
was in attendance. The Normal
boys took most of the field events,
while Dallas, excelled in track
work. The score w as: Dallas col
lege. (JG; Normal school. (15. The
summary of events follows:
50-yard dash Matthews, Nor
mal, first; Guy, Dallas, second;
Poling, Dallas, third; time, 0:5 4-5.
100-yard dash Poling, Dallas,
first; Matthews, Normal, second;
Bittner, Dallas, third; time. 0:11.
220-yard dash Matthews. Nor
mal, first; Bittner, Dallas Becond;
Murphy, Normal, third; time,
440-yard run Vallely, Normal,
first; Matthews, Normal, second;
Guv, Dallas, third; time, 0:55 2-5.
SSO-yard run Poling, Dallas,
first; Goodman, Normal, second;
Arnold, Dallas, third; time, 2:18.
Mile run Poling. Dallas, first;
Bittner, Dallas, second; Teats, Dal
120-yard hurdle B. Teats, Dal
las, first; M. Teats, Dallas, second;
Gates, Dallas, third; time, 0:10 4 5.
220-yard hurdle B. Teats, Dah
la, first; Guy, Dallas, second;
Baughman, Dallas, third: time,
0:30 2-5. ,
Mile relay race Dallas won.
Shot put Evenden, Normal,
first; Vallely, Normal, second;
Gross, Normal, third; 01 feet and
Hammer throw Evenden, Nor
mal, first; Poling, Dallas, second;
Gubser, Dallas, third; 1)5 feet and
Discus Gross, Normal, first;
Evenden, Normal, second; Ellis,
Dallas, third; f8 feet and 1 inch.
High jump Evenden, Normal,
first; Murphy, Normal, second;
Poling, Dallas, third; 5 feet and 2
Broad jump Poling, Dallas,
first; Murphy, Normal, second;
Goodman, Normal,' third; 19 leet
and 0 inches.
Pole yault Evenden, Normal,
first; Shaw, Dallas, second; Mur
phy, Normal, third; 9 feet.
Mrs. J. E. Hubbard and son,
Claude, were visitors in the capital
C. L. Fitchard returned last
Thursday evening from a several
dayB stay in Portland.
I. . C). I', at Newport.
Friday afternoon the, delegates
to the Grund hodg't of Odd Fel
lows and U'.-Iiekahs returred home,
and at the same time several hun
dred other delegates passed through
town on t!i-ir way home.
The delegates (othe l.O. O. F.
lodgs from here weri J. A. Mills,
It. E Ferguson and Dr. E. L.
Kctchum. To the Uehekahs: Mrs.
A. J. Goodman. Mrs. I. Ciaett
ar,d Miss Florence Wagoner. Mrs.
E. T. Ilenkle also attended.
When the delegates arrived here
they all jumped off and gave three
rousing cheers for our fellow-townsman.
J. A. Mills, who was elected
by the Grand Lodge as Grand
Warden. Mr. Mills is now in di
rect line to the highest office in
the lodge, there being but two of
ficers above him. It is an accepted
rule of the order to always pro
mote, so John will be the highest
Odd Fellow in the state within a
few years, a descrying tribute to a
stalwart member of the order.
Memorial Sunday was fittingly
observed at the auditorium Sun
day morning. All the congrega
tions were dismissed in the
churches of Independence to at
tend. A special motor from Mon
mouth brought a large crowd, and
lie v. E. C. Wigmore, pastor of the
Monmouth Christian church, de
livered an eloquent address. The
music was also appropriate to tb
occasion.'"" ' "" ' '." ' "" '; "' " " " '
SEW TENNIS CLUB.
" A lawn tennis club has been or
ganized in Independence, with a
membership of eight, as follows:
Dr. O. D. Butler, C. W. Irvine,
Louie WipruC, Dr. VV. R. Aliin, B.
E. Gray, W. H. Craven, Rev. G.
Howard Osborne and P. M. Kirk
land. A fine new court has been com
pleted on the vacant lot across
from E. E Paddock's residence,
and every nice evening can be seen
some of the members busily en.
gaged in this delightful game.
Contests with .teams from near
by towns are talked of for the near
future. At any rate it will be a
splendid .place for the members to
while away pleasantly a few hours
each week. ,
H Uains in Montana, Too.
Miss Vena G off, a former Inde
pendence young lady, who is now
teaching at Great Falls, Montana,
writes to her parents here that the
people of Independence do not
know anything about rain, and
that if they really wish to see a
down pour they should go to Mon
tana. Recently one afternoon it
commenced to pour in Great Falls,
and it kept it up until the streets
had small rivulets wending their
way to a larger body of water
which took on the appearance of a
small river and all from a two or
three hours' "shower." Thanks,
we will take ours in smaller doses.
The fine weather this week has
been a blessing indeed. Hop cul
tivation is being pushed and work
is rapidly catching up. Every
body is making garden, and the
growing crops are looking better.