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POLK COUNTY BANK.
MONMOUTH. - - - OREGON
J. 11. Hawi.ky, P. I.. Cami'hi-i.i.,
rrt'KuIont. Vice President.
In a C. IWw.i., Cashier.
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piHKiToii J. H. Hawley. L- ''ainpbell, I. M. rMiupaon, J. 11. V.
Iluller, John H. Kluiiip, J. A. Wilhrow, K. M. Powell.
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yil)l throughout the United HUlwi and Canada.
THE INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK
OJViPJT.AT, BTOOIC, $50,000.00.
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t mnnral banking and Mrliaiitf ImnttiwM irmnwunwl. httn innd. lUlll
aiui.ti. Commercial CNkIIU gruul. Ir,.m rwUnl on Ctirrfht account
The ferry boat Is now In opertion,
tiny or night, roads good and driv
ing fne. Ttike the short cuts to
points in Mnrion County.
fl. D. Pcttijobn, Proprietor
DAVIDSON & HEDGES
JUidurtm Fat -i-
Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, Candies
p. . , ,-AUm varirfv from cob Sod PounUin for tt hot ojyt.
DAVIDSON & HEDGES
C STREET INDEPENDENCE, OREGON
LIVERY, FEED AND BOARDING STABLE
. W. DICKINSON, Prop.
Gxh1 Rig for Commercial Men a Jlfy
Good accommodations. Horns well fed. I n o
rigs, Home boarded by day, week or month.
Telephone A'o. tf.V.'
THE MONMOUTH LAUNDRY
11. D. "WHITMAN, Proprietor
Home Industry Institution
GOOD WORK, PROMPT DELIVERY
WorK Called for Tu..d" D.liv.r.d S.turd.r
Josse & Bice,
Fine Parlors in connection. Day or nigbt
calls promptly attended to.
Day phone 273 Night 1593
Main St, Independence, Ore
W. L. 1I1CE, Kmbalmer and Funeral Director.
Krebs Bros. Incorporated with
Capitalization of Quarter
Million to Raise Hops.
Yard Newly Set Near Independence
World Blggett Single Hop
Yard. Big; Expenditure.
The Krebu Uron, Oregon hop
kings, li led article of incorpora
t ton in tlit office of the aecretary of
lata at Halein Monday. The cap
italization ie a quarter milium dot
lam; incorporator John Krebu, M.
W. Krel, Conrad Krebs, Leonard
Krebs and J. A. Krebs; object, to
raise, buy and sell hop.
It l one of the biggest farming
projects ever undertaken in the
Willamette valley. The newly aet
yard, three mili eouth of Inde
pendence the biggest single hop
yard in the world. There i noth
ing to equal it in California or
Washington, and England baa no
yard to compare with it. The II.
W. Murphy farm of C IO acres pur
chased by the Kreba only a few
mouth ago, ha undergone a re
markable transformation in a
wonderfully abort apace of time.
Plowed and pulverized until the
surface ia a smooth as an onion
bed and 400 acrea set to hope ia the
record ot the Kreba l5roa. on the
Murphy ranch in lees than two
mouth. It required a large force
of men but the Kreba are not afraid
to hire men. pay them wage, and
A view of the Krebs yard, een
iu its present state, is a eight worth
going to see. A triumph in the
science of fanning is the verdict of
all who have seen the yard since
planting has been completed.
Itows over a mile in length stretch
across the broad expanse of the
field and the Vision may follow a
row, which is straight as a ray
from the aun, until the pegs which
mark the hills are lost in the dist
ance. It r quired 272,000 pegs to
mark the hills, 544,000 hop roots,
two to the hill, 10,000 trellis poles
and 280,000 pounds or seven car
load of wire. To handle the crop,
twenty-four 30-foot kilns will be
constructed, eight store rooms each
40x125 feet and 18 feet high A
warehouse will be built on the
river bank with capacity for storing
The Kreba Bros, have a 294 acre
yard near Brooks in Marion county.
They have never experienced difli
culty In securing pickers to save
their crop and the Independence
yard will be conducted after the
same manner as the Marion county
yard. An amusement hall 40x150
feet will be erected where during
the harvest season an orchestra
will play nightly from 8 to 12 bo
that those who desire may haye
their hearts content of dancing. A
Urge amphi-tlieatre where shows,
boxing contests and kindred sports
may be giyen, will alBO be main
tained, and there will be kept on
the grounds everything to minister
to the immediate wants of the help
and visitors, unless it be Btrong
drink. It will reqnire 1S00 to 2000
hands to pick the crop and their
comfort and pleasure will be looked
after. A bakery with a daily ca
pacity of 8,500 loaves of bread,
meat "market and restaurant, with
capacity for serving 1500 meals
daily. The buildings to be con
structed before hop-picking time
next year will require about tnree
unartera of a million feet of lumber.
The Krbs yard will keep a num
ber of people employed the year
round and during hop-picking sea
son it will be one of the hvelxsst
villages in the country with from
2 000 to 3,000 inhabitants.
MAN OF AFFAIRS
Hon. D. L. Keyt, Republican
Candidate for Legislature,
Has Served In Legislature, Has
Numerous Business Connec
tions and Public Spirited.
U. P. Lounhary for slate enator,
I). L. Keyt for representative and
J. 8. Coopr fur joint represonta
tive for Polk and Lincoln counties
comprise Polk county's republican
legislative ticket and it will com
pare favorably with the ticket pot
out by any county in the state.
It would be hard to find a man
In all respects better adapted to
serve his county In a legislative
capacity, than is 1). L. Keyt to
represent Polk. A man of affairs
connected with various enterprises
in different sections of the county
he knows the county s legislative
needs and lacks neither courage nor
ability to forcibly present them.
Until the last few years his atten
tion ha been given to farming an
occupation he successfully ollowed.
He conducts one of the best dairies
The Republican Candidate for
Treasurer, J. E. Beezley,
Is Well Known
Has Had the Kind of Experience
that Fits One for Duties of a
J. E. IWzley, republican nomi
nee for county treasurer i twenty
seven years old, having en born
in Hickory county. Mo., in 1877.
He has-boen a resident ot Polk
county the past seventeen years
and perhaps no man of his age, not
in public life is better known. He
lived in the Oak Grove neighbor
hood a number of yearB; spent five
years in Falls City, lived in Mon
mouth three ye?rs, where he at
tended the State Normal and
his homa is now in the western
part of the county on a homestead.
He has taught school at Kings Val
ley, Ward District School, Oak
dale and Libery. '
No better test can be applied to a
man than a trial as book-keeper
and teller in a bank. Upon leav
ing the Polk Countv Bank at Mon-
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HON. V. L KEYT. J. E. BEEZLEY
in Polk county, is engaged in the
hop business, raises wheat conducts
a warehouse and milling business,
and is engaged in general merchan
dising. He is employer of consid
erable labor, and is now maintain
ing a monthly payroll of not less
than $300 at Perry dale alone.
Mr. Kevt was recently elected
Women Hold Their Tongues
for Five, Long Hours in
a Hop Yard Contest
Wood-Cutters Fly to Parti Un
known, Leaving- Their Grub
Box and Tools Behind.
mouth in June of last year he was
presented with the following recom
mendation: "We take pleasure in
saying that Mr. J. E. Beezley, who
has been employed in this bank
during the past two years as book
keeper and teller, has proven trust
worthy', a good accountant, pos
sessed of good business judgment,
a Vote for Two Circuit Judges.
Six years ago there were two circuit judges to
elect in the tHrd judicial district, and the Republican
nominees were George II. Burnett and H. H. Hewitt.
Many vc'-- ., did not understand that they should vote
t- Tn .-onspniience of this mistake Judge
ll iiivi 4- j
Hewitt was defeated. Again this year there are two
judges to elect, and the Republican nominees are
George H. Burnett and B. L. Eddy. Vote for hotii !
president of the Willamette Valley
Millers Club, a western Oregon or
ganization formed tor the purpose
of looking after shipping rates and
making it possible to maintain a
better price for grain, particularly
He represented this county in
the legislature in 1S95, has a wide
acquaintance, is in the prime of
life and public spirited. When the
building of a railroad into Falls
City was proposed, Mr. Keyt was
one of the first to donate $100 and
he is numbered among the county's
foremost tn matters ot public en
terprise. He has always been a
republican, but aside from politics
if one were charged with the mis
sion of selecting from the citizen
ship of Polk county a man peculiar
ly fitted to represent the connty in
the legislature, the name of D. L.
Keyt is one of the first that would
suggest itself to the fair minded
anil ill fVHl-V WV faithful to the
duties assigned him Mr. Beezley
leaves us entirely on his own ac
cord to look after other business
interests and we regret to lose his
services as our relations have al
weys been pleasant. We bespeak
w Kim the confidence and esteem
of the business community wher
ur Vib miiv reside."
Polk County Bank.
Mr. Beezley has always ben a
consistent republican and never an
office seeker." He is a young man
of experience and ambition who
would have pride in giving accept
able public service. His honesty
is vouched for by those who best
know him. He is affable, agree
able, alert and as county treasurer
will be an honor to his party and
an acceptable and efficient county
officer. The republicans did well
in selecting Mr. Beezley as their
candidate for county treasurer.
(IIIKD ISI,ASI HI'JXIAI.)
Last week a most curious . con
test took place in the Dove yards.
The crew of men at work in this
yard made an agreement that the
first man talking during working
hours should treat the entire crew.
The silence was unbroken for two
hours and then one forgot. This
happened in the forenoon. In the
afternoon, not to be outdone by the
members of the male persuasion,
some of the women trainers sus
pended conversation, and for five
hours they never spoke a word.
We firmly believe this is the first
time in the history of the human
race that a woman kept her tongue
still for five hours. The ladies par-
ticipatiog in this uniqu contest,
were the following residents of In
dependence: Mrs. Frank Russell,
Mrs. Arthur Fisher, and Mrs. h,d
The Japs in this neigh borhood
seem to be very sure of the ulti
mate success of the Japanese men
in the little difficulty they are hav
ing with mighty Russia. In con
versation with your correspondent
Mr. Mitoma, the Jap foreman, smd:
u We did not want ' war with Rus
sia. We tried all ways jo settle
the trouble. But Russia, thinking
ua weak, made promises, promises,
promises, and all the tliue ehv
would keep on sending soldiers
and we, knowing that time was t.11
she wanted and sooner or later it
would be war, thought il best to
fight at once. Russia may whip
us, but I don't think bo. We have
men and money to fight on for ten
years, and we will fight as long as
we have men and money. Russia
thinks we con't fight, I tnink Rus
sia mistaken; doa't you think so?
Ha! ha! ha!" And with a merry,
confident laugh the . ''little brown
man" left me; left me with the im
pression that even if his country
loses, the Russian army and navy
won't be as good looking when the
row is over as it was when it com
About two weeks ago two big;
husky men applied to Mr. Dove
for work and put up a hard time
story that would make a socialist
hug himself in unholy glee. Mr.
Doye furnished them a tent, tools
and provisions and set them to
work cutting wood. After due
course of time he went down to see
how Lis "men"(?) were getting
along. But they had spread their
wings and lhwn to that land from
which no wood-cutter ever returns,
and the only indication that they
had worked was an empty grub
box. Mr. Dove has the satisfac
tion of knowing he was "worked"
Ho'st Bros, have applied fertiliz
ing compound to all their hops and
will follow up later with a second
aimlication composed of a soda
compound. Their method of ap
plying their fertilizer was by scat
tering it in a circle around the hop
hill for about twenty inches.
Having caught up with his hop
ya.'d work, Mr. Dove had to lay
his crew off for a few days. The
writer of this item has had nearly
14 years experience in bop work
and to the beet f his recollection
this is the first time Mr. Dove has
had to lay off.
(Continued on page five.)