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About West side enterprise. (Independence, Polk County, Or.) 1904-1908 | View This Issue
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POLK COUNTY BANK.
OREGON iP'onr' Picnic, Sunday Ob-
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ayaiUbh' throughout the United Stale i.1 Oimiihi,
THE INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK
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A ifeiHTnl Imnlilliii imI ii-miiLM IhiIiipii trnnnclrHl. Itans immiIh. lilll.
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HKMti rervUvtl oil current arcoun
scrvancc and Celebration
of Glorious Fourth.
DAVIDSON & HEDGES
I UtduArttn for !
Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, Candies
Pifrt in tndUf varWtv (mm cob
to brkr-rwt and liiMd Mnrnchaum.
Soda FounUin (or lh hot Ay.
You art alwayt welcome.
DAVIDSON & HEDGES
C STREET INDEPENDENCE, OREGON
LIVERY, FEED AND BOARDING STABLE
I. W. DICKINSON, Prop.
Good liiga for Commercial Men a Secialty.
Good accommodations. Ilorsa well fed. Fine
Horses boarded by day, week or month.
Tctcphon JVo. 203
on State Normal School
rri.i. ..i.nnl lMlna iu 23rd year Septem
br -JO. 1U04. terms iu each cliool vear
ettordlui equal opporiunuiee ior urm
. .nrwi m Htmtwr. November,
-..,..., ...H Anrll. The beat training
for lcliers I the normal course with lu
mu ranee or gooa poamoup
wairea. Write for oew caUlogue con
taining lull Information concerning
" "111 r ..,.! trnlnliitr lu actual
caching In town and nuutry scbooU
and full details about the advanced
&ree of study with the additional ad
vantage attached. AddivM
Every rich gold strike has a ro
mance in connection, and the fol
towing morv in told of young
BriggHnho recently made the din
discovery on Sucker Creek, Joseph
ine county, that baa opened the
eye of tho mining world: Ou the
ly of the strike young Brigg went
banting, taking with him a gunny
'ack, presumably lor the purpose of
trapping up a deer in the event
one of these quadruped fell in hie
path. 1I made the discovery that
kai get the local mining world
lire during bia peregrinations,
loaded hlmeelf down with precious
tones and nuggets, returned to
point near home and cached most
fthe praclout burden away in a
eluded spot, with the excep
tion of a couple of trouser pockets
MroV.6ttKgels and daiiling piece
of quarts. Bnggs, Sr.. was at home
ndtaeyouBg man, approaching,
id: "Well, dad, I don't think
I'll roll any more rocks lor you."
"1 foees you will It you stay
round har, retorted the senior
awnberof the sketch, somewhat
uprised at the aspect of mutiny.
"No, I dontthinkl shall, came
back from the youth. Look at this,
-ill vou." aa he drew from his
i,ocketi two handafuli of the etuff
from which is made the root of all
evil. "Whore did you get that?'
gasped Mr. Brings. "Never Mind."
anawered the youngster, teasingly,
"there's plenty more where that
came from," and a little laier
took the father to the place where
the sack of gold was bidden.
haa rolled no more stonea in his
father's digging.. The family
. tndenendent All of $30,000
has already been taken from the
ledge, and the quarts is wonuer.u.
to behold. PbilipS. Bates, editor
oi the Pacific Miner, has two pieces
of sample quartz, seat to wm
A.L.Mooris, who owns a claim on
the ..me Mg 2200 feet from tbe
Brlggs claim. The gold in thee,
pieces of quart. .Und. out plainly
piece no larger than
contains 175 worth o! the P"
Zul Tb.goldU crriedi
1, known among miners as row
Court House Takes Fire a.
Incident of the Celebration
at Dallas Slight Loss.
Tim celebration of tho Fourtf
July whs. .concluded in Dallas Mon
day niht with tlm firoworkM and a
hull. Th (in'workd include. 1 the
sUrtinir of a bln. In the court
bonne which might have cost the
canity tho Iohh of a iipw ftoua
lniilliiir which would have heen
much more expensive tlinn the old
frame court Iiouhi.' lout by firo a few
The fireworks were diHchargini
from the steps and from the win
dows and lalconies of the second
story of the building. At 10 o'clock
at night the court presented th
appearance of a living arsenal as
sky rockets and Roman candles
wore firwl into the crowd, or at the
buildinca cn Main street or into
the air. The result was the start
ing of a Are in tho circuit judge's
room on the second floor. The door
and window casings, chairs, table
and other articles of furniture were
burned and the flames were getting
under headway when the Dallas
fire department reponded to the
alarm and extinguished the fire in
short order with the play of the
he. The damage by fire and
water, while not great, is not an
The Dallas celebration began
with the Polk County Pioneers'
Reunion on Saturday. This or
ganization is fourteen years old and
reunion has come to be an annual
summer foaturo. The membership
as been considerably decimated
nee organization but the meeting.
grow in interest each suceeding
je t 1.
rear. A iair sizea crowa was out
Saturday, and the address of the
tt 1 T
occasion was aenverea Dy non.
Wm. Galloway, circuit judge-elect.
The occasional address was deliv
ered by Carey Hayter, mayor of
Dallas. There were also talks by
Ex-Mayor P. H. D'Arcy of 8alem
and J. A. Jeffries of the same city,
Dr. Embrae and others.
J. II. Hawley was ' re-elected
president and William Grant was
chosen vice-president. B. F. Smith,
George V. Myer and T. J. Hayter
were selected a. the executive
committee. Mrs. Mary Hubbard,
79 year, old, and who crossed the
plains in 1847, was awarded tie
prize as the oldest pioneer present.
The prize was an elegant rocker
and is appreciated very much by
Saturday night a ball was given
in the opera house.
Sunday there were religious ser
vices of a patriotic character in the
grove including preaching and sa-
ored musio by the Monmouth
Monday was the celebration pro
per and the occasion brought a
laree crowd to town. There was a
good attendance from Indepen
dence, Monmouth and other points
in the county, and a sprinkling
from Salem. The parade and ora
tion were given in the forenoon and
the afternoon was given to sports.
Hon. Claude Gatch, who recently
suffered poisoning of the eye
through handling greenbacks, was
able to be present, and delivered
the Fourth of July address.
In the afternoon the crowd wm
entertained with sports on the col
lege grounds. The amphitheatri-
eal grounds, mad Dy natnrs ana
unmarred by niun In the attempt
to provide seats or shelter, wen
literally covered with spectators.
There was foo. rucing, horse
Meintf, the fat man's race, the;
ladios' race, egg race, and threw t
I'ggod ruco, ti'hhciI pig ra;, pillow j
linhts and buHo hull. In the hor ; The Court Proceeds in the Con
race, decision waw awa'ded thej lideration of Bills, and Selection
little sorrel mare of llonciw Htaats, . of Janator. New Deputies
that won in the raoe nt the Iiul
peudence pictiiii. Xiitwitlixtaiidiiig
i beyond question. and ha knows hy
experience what a farmer in 1'olk
countv has to contend with The
New County Officers Installed ' '"'''"'" f ll,e ou"ly uld 1,01
this Week and take up ( entrusted in letter hand,.
their Routine Duties.
Tho i cw county oili'ien were in
fctiilled nt Dallas .Tuesday of thl
tho Hncientno.H of the e,.ort. tho w,.t.k i;x(;e,,tion w made to ths
was an 'iHer'st-
groused pig chnso
log feitturu. A
would put to shame ISill Nyc'n razor
back sang diggers of South ("noli
tin win secured for tho occasion,
and a greasier wim never turned
loose. It was not reserved for a faw
hoys with old clothes
the fun. The pig was turned loose!
in tho midst of the crowd and fully
500 people joined in the chae. The
hall gume'was between Dallas and
Fails City teams and was won by
In the evening there was the
hoys' dog and cart race, a hose race,
dance ahd fireworks. It was 1
o'clock on Tuesday morning when
the ball was over, and the Fourth
of July had been successfully cele
brated in regulation style at Dallas
assessor-elect, w ho does not assume
. dut yurtil January.
The tir-t MomhiV jo July i tin; i
timo fixed by fetaiute for th bi-en-.
i it iu 1 change in county oflicials, but,
i a that date fell on a legal holiday j
1 the change was made on Tuesday :
t have all I - ..,. . '
OREGONA'S FIRST TRIP
The New Boat Makes First Ap
pearance in the River Sunday and
Returns Awaiting High Water
The Oregoua, the O. C. T, Co'e.
new boat made her first, and until
further notice, last trip up the
river eSunday. At just 2 o'clock in
the afternoon she pulled up at. the
Independence dock with banners
flying, having left Salem at noon.
No trouble was experienced said
Captain Spong, in making the run
up from Salem, though the water
at Eola bar is deemed too shallow
to make regular runs until there
is more water in the river than at
present. This leaves the upper
Willamette without any boat serv
ice whatever. .
The Oregona is a big flat-bottom
ed affair, not the handsomest boat
ever set afloat so far as external
appearances go, but inside she is a
ittle palace. The cabin is provid
ed with rich carpets and elegant
furnishings, and the whole opper
deck is made attractive with the
mechanio'u and furnisher's art.
The new boat draws 13 inches of
water- She went from here to Sid
ney, and dropped back down the
river Sunday afternoon to be seen
no more this far south until the
welcome rains fall.
It was Captain Graham's inten
tion, as expressed when he visited
ndependence last spring, to run
boats on the upper riyer the year
round without a break, when the
Oregona was completed. It was
the intention she should make the
upper river when the water became
too low for the other boats. But
the present depth of the Eola bar
was not reckoned with. It could be
easily dredged making the upper
river navagable for boats, even at
the present stage of water, but it
wont dredge . itself. Some body
will have to take the matter up.
Pbok. C. L. StaKR.
There are two changes in the
personnel of the county court, Ed.
F. Coad succeeding J. E. Siblev aa
judge and Wm. Riddell succeeding
J. N. Teal as commissioner. The
first session of the new court was
held yesterday. Judge Coad sat on
the right, Commissioner Riddell on
his left and Commissioner Riggs
next to Mr. Riddell. The first ses
sion was conducted with decorum.
the attention of the court being de
voted chieflv to the consideration
of bills of which there was an un
usual number, - election expenses
The election of a janitor was
under consideration today, Milo
Woods, the present incumbent, is
not in the running, A Mr. Trent,
a Second Oregon Soldier has good
Riggs also has a candidate who is
said not to be afraid of work.
Treas. J. K. Beezley.
The Clover Leaf Rebekah .Lodge
of Independence installed the fol
lowing officers Tuesday evening:
Mrs. Nellie Damon, N. G.; Kath-
ryn Jones, V. G.; Mlnta Taylor,
Secretary; Mrs. Lois. Perry, Treas
urer; Hattie Henkla, R. 8. N. G.;
Mary Jones, L. S. K. G.; Ines War
ner, R, 8. V. G.; Ruby Kelso, L. 8.
V. G.; Ines Warner, Pianist; Lena
Jones, Captain of team; Mrs. F. H.
Senator U. 8. Louqhaky.
The new county court gives
promise of faithful and effective
service to the people. Judge Coad
is a plain approachable sort of man
whose aspirations and - sympathies
are in unison with the people of
Polk county and do one, however
bumble or elevated need hesitate
to go before) him for 1 a respectful
hearing. Withal is strictly honest
and a practicing attorney wich is
almost indispensible qualifications
for a judge on the bench. Com
missioner Riddell is much the
same kind of man. His integrity
J. E. Beezley the new county
treasurer is loosing no tiui learn
ing the routine duties that devolve
upon him in bis new capacity. Mr.
Beezley ii amplv qualified for tho
position he has been called to fill.
Energy, ambition, urbanity, coup
led with honesty, are qualities
that insure the nw county treas
urer popularity with those who
beve occasion to come in contact
with him in either a business or a
social way. The county funds are
perfectly safe in Mr. Beezley'e
hands, and the public will learn
that he comprehends the duties,
and observes all the courtesies that
are expected of a public official.
Prof. C. L. Starr, and J. T. Ford,
haye no new duties to learn as they
succeeded themselves as superin
tendent of schools and sheriff re
spectfully. It is a compliment to
Prof. Starr, to be re-elected after
serving the county as school super
intendent for four years. Though
young in years, when first elected
the administration of the office has
been such as to bring about re-election
by a good majority. . For the
present term he has the advantage
of being equipped with experience
he did not possess four years ago.
and it may be expected that the
teachers oi foiK county win De
stirred to their utmost under Prof.
Starr's administration.' The re
election of John T. Ford is evidence
of the satisfactory manner in which
he has conducted the sheriff's office
Commissioner Riggs is well
known as a public servant, having
already served two years. He is one
of Polk's solid farmers, and brings
to the court his experience of the
past two years. With the old court
Mr. Biggs, had but little say.
as the other two members outvoted
him and when they agreed.upon a
matter, it was of little consequence
as to bow commissioner liiggs
stood. It is the disposition of the
present court to allow each mem
ber's say.and yote to weigh on every
question that comes up.
E. M. Smith who has relieved
Scott Loughary of the duties of
county clerk wears his honors eas
ily and gives promise of a careful .-
and painstaking official. He has
continued A. N. Holman, Mr.
Laughary's deputy as his deputy,
not permanently, but for an indefi
nite period. Mr. Smith has all
the qualifications for an efficient
county clerk, and the public will
find in him an accommodating and
euorteous gentleman, with whom it
will be a pleasure to transact bus
iness. the past two years. Though be
longing to the minority party, he
waa elected over a man possessed
of the elements of popularity, and
his appeal to voters waa necessarily.
baaed upon his record. Sheriff
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