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AND WEST SIDE.
INDKl'KNDENCK, l'OLK COUNTY, OREGON, JULY 2, 1903.
TURD AY IS THE DAY.
CONTINUAL ROUND OF PLEASURE FROM EARLY MORN TILL LATE
ffi GODDESS OF LIBERTY ELECTED.
r auKU TO THE CONTEST. IN WHICH MISS EDITH OWEN
J UNO iiw. -
RECEIVED MOST VOIL5.
1)UVr Hnmn appears n
..rograiu fr llw Fourth of
,lebratim, and camui
f it will show some feature
iuwnt im.vi.lfd for every
from '.:00 A. M. ut' 'tr
,UJ hull in the evening.
.m Lebanon, Albany, Cor-
Llrm and H I'l'l coU,,ly
1Ve MgnilWd intention of
m excursions are to be
various points, us will b
(jcHhl-Hit t.f Liberty contest
-.tuf.lav evening promptly
Vmmling ol the lire bell at
xk. at which time u count
of the vote found MUs Edith Owen
a victor by the narrow margin of
677 yolea. All day the excitement
wm intense. At the early morn
ing count Minn Mae Kennedy was
in the lead. At the 8;00 o'clock
count MUu KJith Owen lead, with
MiM Florrnco Burton in second
place. The final vote Blood as fol
low, counting those who received
over 100 votes:
Kdith Owen H3'J2
Florence Burton 10815
Mue Kennedy 3-172
Florence Burnett 324
Eva Mulkey 2(3
fioldio Irvine 144
Jennie Ilartinan 128
Intense excitemont prevailed, A
large crowd assembled in front ol
the Estkkpkihb cilice to hear the
rending of tbe votes, venerable old
men and ladies taking as much in
terest in the vote as the youths of
10 years. Soveral hundred votes
were scattering. The sum of
277.77 was realized from the con
teat, and will be applied toward
making the Fourth of July ma
chinery move smoothly. Indepen
dence welcomes all and assures to
the guest a good time.
Read the program
bidding by public outcry, the great
est excitement prevailed. Every
man seemed to vie with the other
at the top of his voice, giving his
opinion of the way the thing should
go. some waving their hnts and
hands for recognition. A real New
York stock exchange in minUture.
After a time order was lestored and
the rise of 7 8 of a cent on the
pound came like a healing halm to
the excited and justly indignant
growers. The cause ot the whole
affair, as stated by the growers, is
that positive evidence was visable
ot a combine among the bidders at
the outcrv bidding to the extent
that cash was offered to some of
the bidders by the combine to stay
out and allow the manipnlators to
have the game all to themselves
"hence the wild scene.
STOLE A 'BICYCLE.
Graduates ot the EJghtb Grad
Made Known This Week.
Oscar Hiatt, of Monmouth, Sent
to tbe Reform School.
ck, at wliicli nine a couin m j
t j SHOW PROPER SPIRIT.
In most fx iiii'K '' h ,1,e
,1,Ih of I.itwrty ioi.K-i-1 .ii.m
K.llth Owen elccttd '.v a mj"
ty of 677 over her neurit com-
Mis Owen is a popular young
Imly, and lias excellent literary
Improvements Everywhere Go
ing on In Independence.
T.at Thursdav evening Oscar
Hiatt. of Monmouth, had a hear
ing before Justice Wilson, charged
with the larceny of a bicycle be
longing to Pearl Hedges. The boy
was captured at Salem, and readily
mma with the authorities. At the
t'ial he stated he was too poor to
KBcure an education, and he did
this to be sent to the reform school
Ua ar pnt to Dallas, where
Judge Sibley sent him to the re
form school at Salem,
Have you strolled about our
town recently? Haven't you been
impressed with its beauty? Do
you notice the general desire to im
prove the dwellings, lawns, fences,
For instance there ia the home of
G. W. Whiteaker. A spacious
porch is adding to its naturally at
tractive premises, and tne nouse is
being repainted. Mrs. J. It. Bald
win's house is being repainted, aiso
Newt Jones', Luytou Smith's, etc.
IV if .lasnerson has added an ad
dition to the south t.f his residence
A SUDDEN HEATH.
Weiss .Stricken With Apo-
Rnxyand Dion hi it Few
pn Weiss, an aged resident of
mlence. was cutting wood
f town last Thursday after-
In company with his son-in-
(Considerably exhausted, he
hn on the grans and fell &
On arming he was overcome
choking sensation, and ex
it three or four minutos.
m Weiss was born in Virgin
MO, going to Kansas in an
ay, and crossing the plains
ion in 1H70. Il is said to
"n an old soldier, belonging
'issouri regiment. For five
was a resident of Indepen
His funeral occurred Sat
and he was laid to rest by
unber.. Gibson Post.
k, Rev. E. J. Thompson of-
vt8iindny School Conven
Iwing is the program of the
district Sunday school convention
to bo held at Montgomery in w
grove on July 12, 1903:
-The parent as a Character
Builder," Kcv. K. C. Wigmore;
report of the state Sunday school
convention by Mrs. Wigmore; Up-to-date
Modern Sunday School
Pastors as Learned from bttto Sun
" J . .. .it .iu u'Vii for
r fla It. WOrill " "
.u...rlniendent to Keview u
Day's Lesson Kacn oauu-v-,
. .. w to Get Efficient
I"0:. Work." Prof.
leacnersiui A ....
Scott Leavitt;Wha Uoes
a lleally Fine buhu.j - - .
Prof. W. I. "oldsi'-ShaU We
- U,,r,lnu WcnOOl JLl"''7
nave j , wv,t
..Tn t. Prti. and wnai
What wm " ; . p f
Books Sh.uld Go in It, I tot.
..j. lesson will "
. . . i arher8. tach
taught oy io-i
.chool in the district U expected to
come prepared with a short hterary
program. Basket dinner at noon.
Everybody invited to attend.
and M. Merwin and inos. iiari,
have been making improvements
where tLev live. Several new side
walks have been put down.
Let the good wo'k go on. n
gives employment and adds value
to the property.
POUTY SELLS GROCERY.
County Court News.
Guardianship of minor heits of
E. B. Martin, deceased Sa-ah N.
Matthews appointed guardian; bond
fixed at $100; bond filed and ap
Guardianship of Ed 'C Dunn,, a
minor final report approved and
Estate of Milton Thompson, de
ceased inventory and appraise
ment filed and approved.
w'utota nf Marion B. Weider. de
M. Stark Purchased the
F. A. Douty has sold his grocery
store to J. M. Stark, of tne wine
d..i0, hnifil. The transaction oc-
ourred Monday, Mr. Stark taking
immediate possession. He will
operate the store from its old quar
Good Figure Realized.
Last Thursday the Polk County
sold its pool for
YVOUl xvbow.w- - (
17 3-8 cents per pound at Brown s
hall in Dallas The first bids were
made at public outcry when 16 1-2
..nffAriH. and rejected, .at-
ceuin " - , ,
u.i. lBd bids were asked
ver wuixu - , ,
for and 17 3-8 cents was offered by
Bussard & Robinson, of Albany,
-oa .cceDted by the pool
management. A large nber of
growers was present, and after the
2a RECEIVED DIPLOMAS.
CD. Simpson, instructor of the
eighth grade, received a return this
week of the papers of the graduates
from the eighth grade oi the inde
pendence public school. $ Twenty-
two came up to the requirements
exacted of the students of that de
partment. Fourteen of the num
ber made a general average of from
91 per cent to 90.2 per cent. Miss
June Seeley led the county in the
county examination. bplendid
work has been done in the eighth
grade the nast year. The papers
were not returned by the county
school superintendent until tbis
week, as work hss been very rush
ing in that office recently.
The graduates are Maude Tharp,
Katherine Kelso, Perle Locke, Vida
Cooper, Charles Richardson, Ina
Cooper, Winnie Kelley, Pseville
Eldridge, Lorena Webster, .Alpha
Wilson. Edwin Wallace, Edgar
Seeley, Opal Hart, Olive Williams,
Hazel Bohannon, Charles bnyder,
Hazel Seeley. Cady Merrill, June
Seeley, Lavarne - Ketcbum, Mabel
Boydston and Pearl Smith.
A Word of Tbankiulness.
Heppner, Or., June 29.
non. J. M. Stark,
Your kind favor of the 25th
nst with draft for one hundred and
fifty-one (151.50) dollars and fifty
riease convey io me wuicm
your city our sincere thanKs ana
heartfelt appreciation for their con
tribution toward the relief of our
sufferers. All the people of Hepp
ner thank you.' Yours truly,
Sent to the Reform School.
Clarence ThompsonJaJad of 14
celmiaS;;:HemTamiual account filed
Estate of A. K Wilson, deceas
eb final account set for hearing
July 25, 1903. at 10 o'clock a. m
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
J. V. Ronco to F. E. Howe, tract
in 1 9 s. r 7 w.' $15.
R. C. Craven et al to Charles
ttw Into 7 8 and 9. block 22
Wilis' add to Dallas, $100.
J W Gay et ux to Finley Edgar,
5 acres, t 7 s, r 4 w, $400.
W W Fawk et ux to Finley Ed
gar et ux, 8 acres, t 7 s, r 4 w,
United States to Finley Edgar,
160 acres, t 9 s. r 8 w, patent.
E N Hall et ux to Jacob Becker,
187.73 acres in Polk county, $6250.
N Davidson et al to Peter Cook,
und 34-36 int tracts in t 7 s, r 4 w.
Alice I Dempsey, guardian, to
Peter Cook. 2-36 int tracts in t 7 s,
Thomas Stump et ux to J H Ott
inger, lots in Ballston, $300.
Martha Cooledge to Samuel Orr,
4 acres, t 8 b, r 5 w, $206.
E J Riley to Hannah E Van Ors
del. lot 1, block 2, "Lovelady's add
to Dallas, $250.
years, from Buena Vista, was ar
rested Tuesday morning for unlaw
fully carrying a concealed weapon.
He was examined before Justice
Wilson, who sent him to Dallas to
appear before County Judge Sibley
who will probably send him to the
Best Exhibit There.
A. Le Rov. in charge of tho un
ion depoi information bureau at
Portland, dropped off at Indepen
dence Monday afternoon simply to
tell the people of the town that
their exhibit surpassed any on dis
play in the metropolis. Mr. Le
Loy says he has preached Indepen
dence from Wallola county to
rtnncrlaa countv. and will continue
to hold up the Independence exhib
it as the ideal one which otner
counties should emulate. The ex
hibit, it might be mentioned here
in iustice to the parties gathering
it up, is tbe work of Cooper & Hur
ley, the real estate dealers.
Mr. Le Roy met with tne im
provement League Monday eve
ning. New line of taffy and chocalate