Image provided by: Independence Public Library; Independence, OR
About Independence enterprise. (Independence, Polk County, Or.) 189?-190? | View Entire Issue (June 25, 1903)
AND WEST SIDE.
I NDKl'KNDKNCK, I'OLK COUNTY, OREGON, JUNE 25, 1903.
elebrate in Independence!
arations on the Most Elaborate Scale Ever Held in Polk County.
Thousands Will lie With Us.
irited Contest for Goddess of Liberty.
L Edith Owen Runs Like a House Jlflre This Week. Contest Closes
This Coming Saturday Evening at 9:00 O'clock.
elaborate preparation! are 'and Alrlie. A boat wtl will ron Florence Burnett 324
erel today, wan a widow of 50, who
lived alone. All were taken out of
big drifts from four to eight miles
The mystery surrounding the
disappearance of Mrs. Hodgins at
the tiroo of the lleppner flood has
cleared away, she being a victim of
its terrible work.
Mrs. Hodgins was a resident of
Independence for years and con
ducted a boarding and lodging
hfuse here. She leaves a daugh
ter, a resident of Eatern Oregon.
ii,, for the celebration to' every fw hours between here and
B in Independence on July
hid will bt, the largest, bet
,t complete celebration ever
Lawrence T. Harris, who
niecured to .It-liver the ora-
one of Oregon's favored
,, in (lifd-d with oratorical
that it Uiie0lk-1 in the
liinonwealth of Oregon.
i i ...:n l
To Urjt beeves and aix
j have bri n aecured for the
In ami every mm "
with meat frer. We ask
iringyour lunch basket and
Salem. K very body can come mid
Independence will welcome you.
The office's of the day are as fol
lows: President of the day, Hon.
K. A. Patterson; Chapbun, Rev. K.
C. Wigiuore; Header of the Declar
ation of Independence, Prof. E. M.
Smith; Marshal of the Day, L.
Damon; Orator, Hon. Lawrence T.
Harris, of Kug"ne.
The parade will form at 10 A. M
sharp at the corner of Main and U
streets. It will pans up Main to D,
up D street to 4lh, thence to Mon
mouth, down Monmouth to Main,
thence on Main t 0 and up C
Eva Mulkev (Monmouth).... 273
Goldie Iryine...., 144
Jessie Hartman 128
Mabel Wheelock (Monmouth) 85
First Oien Air Concert on Un
Tli lute Set lor William Pea
cock to Hang;.
t .'.'J'' , r ,'!' . - 'V " : V'Jh At an adjournedtennfjhecifc
CONNER MAIN AND C STREETS, INDEPENDENCE.
seed old fanhioned time . treet to the grove, i no
.. r exercises will oo neiu in
Moiiiiioulh band will fur-1 , .,. , l i from
An mlmiiriitiient will I n11 ,ro",
iihimc. 1 he Independence ! J. ., , ti1b
... , ... i 12 to 1 :.iU r. m. mr uioiKi.
ra win n iiv for the erand .... ...... i ;
, . ,. ... . games will ie parucipaiuu
!e held in the auditorium .
111.;,, n ml l; Rtreetf).
.......... tl Ii.I.Ui. k. ''"" v"
icihii. turn, llltuiiiu unn
tliarge of the vocal music
can innure this to be on at-
ebnll game i to be played
afternoon and two good
hiwo been secured. This
free to all ami we want all
J)' it with ua. .
irade will be worth your
H will be the largest and
pr given in Polk county
An -ninmobile has been secured
to carry passenger and a skillful
operator will bo on hand so no ac
oidents can happen.
The dance will he called at 8:00
P.M. There will bo a short pro
gram before the dance. J. E. Kirk
land and wife will lead the grand
march. L. Damon, with a compe
tent corps of assistants, will act as
floor manager. Light refreshments
Kivuu iu hum. cuuuv. w,ji ,e nerven.
"tered and every buniness rie(1 on for Goddecs of Liberty and
Independence will be rep- we cannot name the fayored one.
J- mere will also be toot g0 f,ir 7430 votes nave ueen
Mcycle races, hose races, j The contMt closes Saturdaj even-
ouniesis, tugs of war, eggjng at 9.00 o'cioc- vy iv..--ori
race, and all of the! rejrulHtor. If you are going to
ill be participated in. j things hum better begin ai
once. The vote this wee
May Ken neu j
The town put on a holiday ap
pearance Saturday evening, assem
bling on the poatoflice corner, thee
to bo amusdd and interested for an
hour by the soul-stirring strains of
music furnished by the Monmouth
band in their incomparable man
ner. The first number was the
popular air, "H;awatha," now be
ing whiBtled and played in eyery
city, and on throughout the pro
gram until after the "Scandalous
Doins" had been rendered. Every
number was happily received by
all present. The first concert was
a success and there Is no excuse
why a dozen more can't be giyen
just as successfully, if only some
one will go ahead and work the
FltlDAY, AUGUST 7.
prepared to stay all day.
hi" be something doine. It
f one continual round of
prom early morn until late
pass sentence on W. P. Peacock,
for the murder of Alexander Kerr
on May 18, 1003, a motion for a
new trial was overruled by Judge
Burnett and the sentence of death
was passed. 'The warrant of com
mitment and the execution, fixing
the date of execution on August 7,
1903, was given Sheriff Ford and
the condemned man was immedi
ately sent to Salem. i ..
It is probable that an appeal
will be taken at once to the supreme
court for a new hearing, basing
their appeal principally on the evi
dence submitted to prov defend
ant's insanity. If Peacock does
hang August 7, his execution will
be the first to take place at the
penitentiary under the new law.
The prisoner maintains a stolid
indifference, speaking to no one ex
cept those in charge of his inter
ests. HEK DEAD BODY FOUND.
Mrs. J. Hodgins a Victim of the
The press dispatches Sunday
concerning the Heppner flood con
tained this information:
"Mrs. J. Hodgins, the last recoy-
An adjourned meeting of the
council was held Monday evening.
G. DeBord was appointed deputy
marshal for that portion of the city
west of the slough.
Saloon bond of Brookshire &
Ordinance No. 64 passed as fol
lows: An ordinance to prevent the
drainage from privies and all other
offensive sources into drainage
water pipes and ditches; and to
regulate the use of such pipes and
ditches within the limits of the
city a,nd to prevent nuisance with
in the city the city of Indepen
dence does ordain as follows:.
Sec. 1. It shall be unlawful for
any person or persons to conduct
or empty by pipe or ditch or any
other way from privies or any
other place, any substance or thing
that is, or may become offensive or
dangerous to the public health in
to the drainage pipes or ditches or
any other place within the city
limits, without first obtaining per
mission from the city council.
Sec. 2. Any person violating
any of the provisions of this ordi
nance, and upon conviction there
of shall be punished by a fine not
to exceed $25, or by imprisonment
in the city jail for not exceeding 10
Sec. 3. It shall be unlawful for
any person to place or keep any
thine orsuhstance withm -the-etty-
limits that is or may become by de
cay or otherwise offensive, or detri
mental to the public health. Any
oerson foiling to remove such sub
stance or thing immediately upon
beine notified by the cit'y marshal
so to do, and upon conviction there
of, shall be punished by a fine not
exceeding $25, or imprisonment in
the city jail not exceeding 10 days.
Any ordinance in conflict with the
provisions of this ordinance is here
Resolution t3 move barn and
fences adopted. This is in the
matter of the Whheaker and .las
Bill of Geo. Fis'her, $7.87, for
labor on sewer allowed.
Some Fourth of July Suggestions
Special from Alrlie.
Most every one in this vicinity
is looking forward to an enjoyable
time on the Fourth at Indepen
dence. Let her citizens have a
gotd lengthy program and there
will be no reason of complaint on
the part of those visiting from the
country districts. There has been
in the past on such occasions at
certain towns a tendency of the
townspeople to let the country
folk do all the celebrating. While
such an act of courtesy is greatly
appreciated by the rural residents,
they would much prefer to stand
by and look on at the rendition of
an interesting program prepared by
their city cousins. r
The city or town that invites the
farmers and theiy families to come
and enjoy the festivities incident to
a Fourth of July celebration; that
gives its time and labor to fulfill
promises made, is sure to receive
the friendship and good graces of
all country people. The growing
disposition on the part of some
towns to turn the celebration or
carnival, or whatever it might be,
from a day of jollification to one
bordering on a strict business pro
position has had the effect of caus-'
ing the rural class on past occa
sions to feel disappointed and the
future consequence is a dislike for
such places. So let Independence
at the coming celebration do the
right thing at the right time and
in the right way and she will reap
a rich harvest.
Close of Perrydale School.
AfiBs Rosa E. Smith. ofMon-
mmith. closed her school at Perry-
dale with appropriate exercises at
the Christian church on the even
ing of June 19th. The church was
nicely decorated with evergreens
and roses. The arch under which
t.h rraduatinz class eat was cover-
D o .
ed with evergreens and from the
center hung a large horapshoe cov
ered with pink roses, thus showing
their class colors, pink and green.
The children rendered their part?
well and deserve mucn credit.
C. C. Polin2 cave a very instruc
tive address to the class alter which
Sunt. C. L. Starr presented eighth
erade diplomas to Pearl Kange,
Carrie Flannery and Ben J. Wer
A Kind Word of Appreciation.
. , . '
Milwaukee, Wis,, June 15.
To the City Mayor,
In the name of, the German
agriculturists I extend to you and
the citizens of Independence the
heartiest thanks for your kind hos
pitality. Yours truly,
Out From Nebraska.
Special from Parker.
' Mrs. Frye who in company with
her grsnd-daughter, Miss Dora
Park, lately arrived at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. P. T. Peterson from
Nebraska, report the weather there
very wet. 'They left there" June 2,
and there had been six or seven
days rain and several cyclones, one
in particular near Lincoln, where a
house was blown down and blown
entirely away, uo trace of it being
left, and the several occupants be
The fruit there is greatly injured
by late frosts and the grain dam
aged by the wet weather.
Mrs. Frye is a pleasant lady.
She talks of ppending the summer
and perhaps next winter in Oregon.
Miss Lettie Masterson went to
McMinnville Tuesday to attend
the commencement exercises of the
N trains run from Dallas,