West Side Enterprise r . ................... . i.Ht i rt k't niitvinii i.'i'UDH it tvt it irwu KIT1fHF.lt 11 ;i,KTNTll YKAH. POLK COUNTY BANK Incorporated!. JONMOUm T If 1 I i it-1 i.'V i'r,.i,h.nt. f Iua C. IWkix, CttHhit-r. pia Cllal. o,ooo : Dikkctom-J. It. Hawley. 1'. Duller, John It. Htunip, J. A. Withrow, r. a. rowen. ;i Transact General Hanklag and af Until throughout the Utntxl mates ani uanaua. THE INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK nAPTTAL BTOOK, S50.000.00. ., ..M.m.iM! l ruiZ' " 0. W. IKVINK, OaaMer. i)iiiFOTon8.-H. iiw-'wTrii. Haih, J. v. t.a and ubjwl to rhivk. " 'lSENYP ''ifjSi ?Tady assistant DRINK SALEM BEER A HOME BEVERAGE, Made of HOME GROWN HOPS SPECIAL BREW FOR FAMILY USE. IT BEATS THE DUTCH . W. L. lUCK, llmbiUimr ami i THE MONMOUTH LAUNDRY - . D. WHITMAN, Propriftor j& A Home Industry Institution ' GOOD WORK. PROMPT DELIVERY OUR WATCHWORDS WorK Called for Tuesday Delivered Saturday Impressing It on Him With Emphasis In what our fine laundry work doe to the mart who In looking for some ' thing exquisite In color and fluialion ilia linen. We aim t make our laun dry work peerleH io twain y and In the Earreot condition In whhh wf aend It otne. Htind uh a sample boodle and , we will surprise you. Nw prooea and new prior. Ordure left at KuU'h's barber ahop or lie Halem staife will receive prompt attention. Salem Steam laundry, i Colonel J. Olmated, Prop. Dorou l Olmsted. Mgr. fhoo 11. 120 JUoerty Street. . OREGON 1 L. Cami'ukix. Vice i'ri-HJtlent. L. Campbell. I. M. Simpson, V Kxcheng business. Draft .old aSuaVnKWOS. Vir. rr..id.o u U Taennrcmi Undertaker. Enbalmer, and Funeral Director. independence. . Orcgcn. when desired Josse & Bice, UNDERTAKERS Fine Parlors in connection. Pay or night calls promptly attended to. Day phono 273 Night 303 Main St, Independence, Ore Funeral IHreotor. IS GIVEN TO DETAILS At our echool. That la what sou nt a, and la one reason why our atudenta are aucofwaful. Hualueae imn appreciate this fact, and many ask for no recom mendation liutoura. If you are Inter eated In a unable education, and wish to secure it for the loweat possible coat and In the shortest time conaUtent with thorough work, It will pay you to investigate the advantage we offer. Bond for catalog. AP1TAL BUSINESS COLLEGE , SA. EM. OREGON. W. I. Staley, Principal, INULrhlNlJliMJ',, wujui, unr.uu.i, rwmuAJvj i, wwi. TTTIT T mnnm nTTmiUnelyetfullaiidit it op lo the WILL lilUl UU 1 Democrats Who May Run for Office In Polk County Next June WILL TROT OUT CANDIDATES DiIIm Itcmlur would Have Part Republican Tkkrf Sacrificed For Democracy' Sk W. A. Waah, editor of the Delia Itemixer, peakmg for Polk county democracy v: "The democrat will aoon trot out men capable end worthy of filling any office in thi county. They can point with pride to the official recorde of their present county officers, who have done and are doing their whole duty. Upon what grounds can the republican claim that their entire ticket should be elected. The people want in ofiice the beat mta regard lea of party." Another democrat say "Give'ni the other barrelthere are lota of democratic caadidat." And yet with the encouragement offered by Brother Vab and the assurance from other quarter, the ' field" in not yet crowded with rel live, avowed active candidates. Judee Siblv it ems i likely to I re-nominated by common consent bucceeii himnelf a coun ty judgfl. If he is to have any op position for the nomination, that opposition baa not yet shown it head. For eomtniaioner to succeed J. K. Teal, the democrat have yet to find a man. They have now two member of the county court, one reiiding in Dalian and the other in Uickrcall precinct. The republican member lives in Fal's City. The matter of location will be taken in to consideration b the democrats before a candidate for comraisnioner to succeed Mr. Teal is Bclected. The office of county clerk way bring out more than one aspirant though the general expression anions democrats o far is in favor of the promotion ot Mr. Dalton from treasurer to clerk. However there are those who think the namo of H. L. Fenton, one to con- ure with and then there are others who would like to ee the nom- nation airain ofl'ered to Prof. I). Simpson, a teacher in the Inde pendence public school. Very little is being raid about th 6fiice of county treasurer though the names of Frank iMyer and Asa lobinson of thia place, have been mentioned without their consent. It is likely" said a prominent emocrat, "the nomination for treasurer will go to Dallas s the sn ilary is small and ono could irdly afford to live in the county at for that alone." Athe present time it look like St Johnnie , Ford will haye no op position for re-nomination for iheriff. " For assessor there is some talk ot re-nominating Myers and A. Huston of Independeace has also been mentioned for that place, Very little interest eo far is man ifested in the nominations for rep resentative or joint representative but the .leaders have in a quiet way been casting about for senator ial timber. George Myer, who ha twice represented the county in the lower house is talked of and the names of H. L. Fenton and N. F. Gregg have been suggested as (rood ones to select from. The field ef democratic candidate liwi.lwr to open the paddock and trot out the runners. The Casphiii Hru. One of the most remarkable physical features of the globe is the deep and wide depression in the hollow of which stands the Caspian sea, and near to it the Aral ea. The Caspian is nearly a large a France, and it surface is eighty-four feet below the level of the 151 ack sea. The Sea of Arel is nearly a large as Ireland, and i very little over the sea level. Within the geological timet the vast expanse in which these lakes are fouad was set; it floor has been gradually raised, and the water filling the depression are all that ia left of an ancient Med iterranean. A rtraoge feature of both bodiea of water ia that, al though they receive large rivers, especially the Caspian, into the Volga, the Ural river, and sources of streams from the Caucasus flow, both have for many year been getting shallower; evaporation, for they have no outlet, exceed the inflow. But for some climatic reason, probably, Lake Aral and its neighbor Lake Balkhash, have since 1891 begun increasing in depth. Nature reports that M. Berg visited Lake Balkhash last summer and found that the level wbb raising with comparative rapidity. Whereas the Cacpi&n, like the Dead Sea, it very Balt, owing to the rate of evaporation, Aral and Balkhash are brackish only. These remnants of what was once a great sea opening into theocean, as the Mediterranean does now, Btill contain marine flesh and seals. Some of the latter survive in the Aral and Baikal lakee, hav ing gradually become fitted for their habit, though it it no longer salt, but merely brackish, and ia the case ol Baikal actually fresh water. More About Good Itoads. A good deal of interest is being taken in the subject of better roads, very properly eo. There is only one opinion in the matter. Every body wants an improvement of the roads of the valley. It ia not only a matter of busines but as well of pleasure. Good roads add to the value of property and are a pana cea for bad tempers. It it a serious nu est ion how to make the most out of the money at hand for the improvement of the roads. In a biir oountry of vast distances like thia there is a different color to it from that of the east where cities are two or three miles apart and farms are small. A mile of Macad amized road here would cost, $3,000 or KOOOO- It would be groat if the whole country could be Macadamized, but it vould take dozens of years to do it with the resources. Would it be a matter of ustice to the other parts of the county, to put the money each ear into two or three miles of uch road and make others wait years for their turn, instead gravel and rock costing less than a thousand dollars a mile will un- oubtedlyhave to be he rule, making the best of the situation. Albany Democat. Horses and Wagon. For sale Gray mare 8 years old; weight 1300 pounds; price $150. Bay gelding 9 years old; weisbt 1500 pounds; price $150. Also Si inch Old Hickory wagon and box for $35. Horses guaran teed to be sound. Lockumctb Floobdcs Miixs Co. READY FOR BANQUET ON SATURDAY NIGHT Preparations Almost Complete by Polk County Republican Club to Entertain Visitors Manx Invited Guests Will be Present and All Send Cheering Letters To Club Tb committee on arrangements ha everything well under way for a successful entertainment by th Polk County Republican Olub Satur day night. The banquet will be at the Little Palace Hotel and music will be furnished by the Independence orchestra. Invitations have been snt out, and return already in are evidence that there is enthu siasm in the air, and that some ef the prominent republicans of the county and state will be present. All invited that have so far respond ed either signify their intention of being present or send cordial greet ings. Some of the responses to invitations sent out by the club foUow: (THANK BUTLER, FALLS CITY.) "I shall endeavor to be with you on that occasion if possible. I con- gratulate you on the lead you are taking to secure support for our ticket in June and November and it is an example for us in this pre cinct of Falls City by which we shall, I hope, profit." (CUIEF JUSTICE F. A. MOORE.) "I take great pleasure in acknowledging the receipt ot your esteemed favor inviting us to attend the banquet to be given by your club on the 13th inst., and the complimentary tickets inclosed, but regret to say that the press of official business will necessarily prevent our attend ance. I desire on behalf of my associates lo wish you, how-ver. a very pleasant meeting, and sincerely thank you for your great kindness.'7 (JNO. A. CABSO.V.) "I intend to leave for the East." I haye spoken to my partner, Mr. Loring K. Adams, and if his presence there would be of any assistance to you in the way ot making a short talk, I have no doubt he would be pleased to go. I wish all a pleasant evening and a successful career for your club." (PHIL METSCHAS.) 'I wish yon success and beg to be pardoned for expressing the hope that your club will succeed in uniting the Republicans of Polk county and by that means present a olid front to the opposition." (e. HOFEH.) "Your invitation has been received and accepted. The organiza tion of Republican clubs is a rery hopeful s'gn lor the success of the party and you can count on the hearty support of ourselves and the Daily Journal for a grand victory all along the line. I have invited J. L. Stockton to go over with me. He was former mayor of your town and is working with the republican organization here." (t. t. gees) ' "You will please convey to your people my regret and reason for being absent together with my hope that Polk county may be in line with a good majority for the Republican ticket next June and for President Roosevelt in the November following. This is no time, if there ever was such a time, for a surrender of the country's administra tion to Democratic hands, and it is the duty of Republicans every where to contest fer supremacy, not among themselves, except in a friendly way, but against the common enemy." (C. H. CAREY ) . "I congratulate you and the Club upen the enterprise shown" in ffHttinir un a banauet. and I have no doubt that the occasion will not only be pleasurable, but will conduce to the advantage of the repub lican party in your county, Such occasion are beneficial in bringing together the active men ot the party ana enaDiing mem io uecume ter acquainted and to exchange views concerning the aims and objects of the party." This Is Unkind. The. llnnmnnlll Knrmftl School basket-ball team of young ladies play rough ball. If they only had the ballot.nhey would be a good crowd to nusue ine primary or buldoze election judges. As the appropriation for these scnoois is clearly unconstitutional. Why Bhould they haye any regard for other people's constitution? Salem Journal. Grange Meeting:. Notice is hereby given that a County Grange convention is called io"meet at Monmouth, Polk county. Oregon, onWednesday, March 9, 1904, at 1 p. m.; for the purpose af electing delegates to State Orange. Each subordinate grange in good standing is entitled to three dele gate and should also elect three alternates, in order that they may be sure of a full representation. Wm. H. Robertsoh. Notice to Voters. Notaries Public throughout the County, in the several voting pre cincts, have been euplied with reg istration blanks. All voters are re quired to register on or before May 15, 1904. Register early and avoid extra expense ot the county Registration ia required every two years. U. S. Loughaky, County Clerk. Business Opeulngr. For Sale County store in Polk county.' Good location. Probable value $3,000. For particulars en quire at this office. For Sale. 12,000 shares of mining stock in the Gold Creek Mining and Mill ing Company. Certificates 100O shares each. Price 6 cts. per share. S. B. Ormsbt. 112 Court St, Salem, Oregon.