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About West side enterprise. (Independence, Polk County, Or.) 1904-1908 | View This Issue
INDKI'KNDKNCE. I'OLK COUNTY, OREGON, AUGUST 25, 1901.
J, H. 1IAWI.1CY,
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r!4 Capital. ISO.OOO
Dihictoks J. U. Hawley, 1. L Campbell, I. M. Bimpion, J. U. V.
Butler, John II. Htump, J. A. Withrow, K. 8. Powell.
Transacts General Itankiag and Exchange basineas. Drafts old
available throughout the Unttal Hutes and Canada.
THE INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK
OAPITAL STOOK, $50,000.00.
II HIRfiHUEKU, prwaidvtii. " "aHRAM NKLSON, Vice PmMra
OW. IRVINK, Caahkr.
D1RFCT0R8. H. lTw"hirf . D. W. rWara, 11. F. Smith. J. P. Rbodea and
A km ral banking and irliang buiinM traniaeud. Loana made. Bill
Uwu'lad. Commercial cradlls gfantal. ItepoaUa ratiKj on current account
DAVIDSON & HEDGES
i tbaaaflcn For
Fine Cigars. Tobaccos. Candies
PipM to taiUm varMy (root cob
to brier-toot and llnrat Mamtaawn.
DAVIDSON & HEDGES
C STREET INDEPENDENCE, OREGON
LIVERY, FEED AND BOARDING . STABLE
I. W. DICKINSON. Prop.
Good Rig. for Commercial Men a Socially.
Good accomodations, Hes well fed
Telephone If o. 293
Low Itatesto California
The Triennial Conclave Knighta
Templar will be held at Ban Fran
cisco, September 6th to 9th and
the Sovereign Grand Lodge I. 0.
0. F will be held at time point
September 19th to 25th. For I the
occasions the Southern Pacifio Co.
will place in effect the extremely
low rate of one and ene third fare
for the round trip, not to exceed
125.00, the rate from Portland.
Thoae who are planning a trip to
California should take note of
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Write for new catalogue opn-
Kika' Charm Lost.
LoBt, in Independence, probably
in coming from the dock up town,
fiv e at this officeand get reward
We are making a specialty of
hop ticket work, nace your
now with the Wt Sid Ent
PBI8E. Tickets printed as ordered
on good cardboard and delivered
You id hop ticket and
the West Side Enterprise is
repared to print them. Pl
your order now.
NOW FOR SILBTZ
Survey From Siletz Terml
natei Where Rail and
River Meet. 4
Surveying Gew In Charge of L
M. Rkc Been in Mountains:
After nearly three months of
meaouring.eatituating and leveling,
the surveying crew sent out by the
L. Chapman Lumber Companv to
find a feasible route to the Bilets
baain, finiabed ita labors Saturday
Sunday the members of the party,
fifteen in number boarded the train
here and returned to their respect
ive headquarters at either Portland
The valley terminus of the route
selected is Independence. The line
of survey intersects the Southern
Pacific road scarcely half a mile
south of the Southern Pacific depot
near the old race track. This
route that the surveyors have taken
plenty of time to find, is pronoun
ced feasible and whether the Chap
man Company or some other com
pany profits by it, the fact is made
known that the rich Siletz baeio
can be reached by rail and a way
has been marked out by which one
of the finest bodies of timber known
can be thrown upon the markets of
the world. Considerable cedar was
found in the mountains along the
route of the survey but the main
body of limber to be opened up in
the Silets basin is fir. There may
be bigger trees but none taller,
statelier and clearer of limbs than
the towering firs that are mirrored
in the Silets river. While many
are of immense size, most are of a
size convenient to handle at a saw
mill and a sight of them kindles
the enthusiasm of every lumber
man that has ever yisited the Si
lets country. So thick they stand,
that the boughs crowded together
at the tops, form a canopy through
which a ray of sunshine rarely pen
etrates and a dsy of brightest sun
shine seems cloudy among the big
L. M. Rice, engineer in charge of
the surveying party, estimates that
it will take fifty years to log off the
Siletz country after an outlet by
rail has been provided. The time
seems to be ripe for an outlet
now. It is a commercial
proposition. There is timber to
pay for several roads out and tim
ber left. A fine body of it is held
by the Chapman Company and
other syndicates have interests
there while hundreds of claims are
held by individuals-r-merchants,
farmers, clerks and other wage
earners. All interests win pay
tribute to the road that affords an
The survey just put through
would afford an outlet for the pro
duct of the Siletz forest with term
inus making convenient the trans
fer to rail or river. For further
shipment either the Southern Pa
cifio or Willamette river could be
utilized, Wh9ther or not the sur
vey is friendly to Southern Pacific
nterestsior in conjunction witn mat
road's plans is not known. If to get
to the river is the object of the new
survey the spur of the Southern
Pacifio now most completed to the
gravel bar, would be almost a di
rect extensi&n of the route mapped
The expense that is entailed in
the keening oat in the mountains
ot a crew of fifteen ' surveyors all
summer would Indicate that there
l a imrnnM behind the project that
the promoters mean to have carried
out. While it would be a matter
of no small consequence to Inde
nendence to have the terminal of
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so important a line, it would have
far more than local significance.
Once constructed to Silets It
would sure reach the sea in the vi
cinity of Newport Besides a lum
ber traffic road it would be a line of
popular travel serving especially
during the summer season for
Portland, 8al-in and the, entire
valley north of Albany.
The crew of railroad surveyors
from the Siletz country were
scarcely out of town until another
is here. A crew is now here mark
ing out a plan of improvement at
the termini of the Independence
& Monmouth Motor line. Tbe
stakes have been set for an addi
tional side track at the intersection
of the Southern Pacifio by the I. &
M. Additional trackage is neces
sary to accommodate the freight
cars to be handled when traffic be
gins over the river extension. Tbe
surveyors will go from here to
Monmouth and lay out a switch
ing change there. The change will
provide for the I. & M. cars to run
on to tbe Southern Pacific track
opposite the warehouse oo Railroad
street in . Menmouth instead of
being obliged to run south of the
depot before making the switch.
These improvements will be put
through at once.
Ibe spur line from the Southern
Pacific to the gravel bar baa been
completed to the river's bank.
Rails arrived last night to be used
io extending the track several rods
out oo ihe gravel bar as a conven
ience in loading. A noticeable
feature of this spur line is the sub
stantial manner in which it is built
It is solid and strong, enough for
the heaviest trains that run over
the main line of the Southern Pa
cific which is evidence it has been
built with a view of permanency.
It is really the only point in this
part of the valley where the road
connects directly with the river.
There no doubt will be vast quan
tities of sand hauled over it. Logs
can be brought from the mountains
and dumped in the river here or
logs may be taken from the river,
over this track and transferred to a
mill yet to be built.
- While there is much hot air
being blown in various parts of the
valley in the construction of paper
railroads, it is to be observed some
actual work is going on at Inde
pendence and vicinity.
Is Known Here.
Dr. M.G.McCorkle, formerly well
known here is figuring in a some
what Bensational affair in Arizona.
He was physictan for the 1 Paso
Southwestern Road at Benson.
He has disappeared following an
exposure of a so-called conspiracy
to defraud P. J. Delhanty, a dis
patch says. Delhanty died in a
fit of delirium tremens. A few
hours before death he signed a
will bequeathing to the doctor's
J. W. Goodbody, probate judge
of Cochise county refused to pro
bate the will, and an official inves
tigation of the circumstances of
Delhanty's death will be made.
Dr. McCrockle was a member of
Colonel Yoran'e staff and resided
at Woodburn before going to Ari
A Scotch Collie dog, black and
yellow markings. Answers to the
name ' of "SUb." Wean collar
with harness snap attached.
Finder pleas return to Wm. Fu
Picking: of Fuglei Began in
Henry Hills Yard Near
Result of Wind oo Walker Bros.
Yard Price Is Looking Up
Picking Next Week.
Hop picking began today. The
first of the season were picked in
the Henry Hill yard one and a
half miles south ef town. It was
not tbe opening of the real bop
picking season but roeiely tbe
harvesting of a yard of Fugles,
always ripe a few days before other
hope. Mr. Hill bas six acres of
tbe early variety and enough pick
ers were started in today to clean it
op in short order. Picking of the
main crop of hops will begin Sat
urday of next week September 3.
Sam Irvine and a few others have
set that as a beginning date. Others
will begin Monday following and
by the 10" weather conditions con
tinuing as at present, picking will
be in full blast.
The little gale that sprang up
last Saturday while it did not as
sume the proportions of a storm
was expensive to some hop growers
particularly Walker Bros Of
their 40-acre yard 30 acree were
laid low by the wind. The western
wind has a fair sweep at their
yard and catching in the foliage,
the poles were broken off at the
ground leaving almost the entire
yard flat Tbe Walker Bros set to
work immediately rawing the poles
and by tomorrow all will be
straightened up. The work has
kept seventeen men busy since
Sunday. The same poles are used
by strengtbning themlup with props
The expense to Walker Bros., as a
result of their poles going down
will be over $1000. About three
acres of John Burton's yard also
went down and there was slight
damage to R. D. Cooper's and one
ot H. Hirschberg's yards.
The estimate of R. D. Cooper
made two weeks ego 80,000 to 85,
000 bales for the state, is generally
considered conservative and many
now place their estimate on the
states output within these figures,
provided of course the entire crop
Tha hop market is on the up
ward tendency. Offers of 25 cents
are freely made and as h:gh as 27
is talked but up to the time of
going to press no one has been
found who has been offered that
figure. Offers are also being made
for yards as they stand. Ralph
Williams has been purchasing in
the vicinity of Falls City and Dal
las. Growers around Independence
are holding on to their crops, not a
sale yet being reported.
George Dorcas, a Salem hop
dealer was in town today. He re-
norts that his advices from Harris-
burg give the sales of the Ayers
yard of Fugles, 80 bales, to T. A.
Livesley at 22$ cents and the Hayes
yard, 110 bales, to Clement Horst,
at 23 cents. One sale was made in
Eugene at 25 cents.
One Studebaker wagon Z inch.
One Fish Bros wagon 1 Jin. steel
axle. One Columbus End Spring
Buggy. One 16 inch riding plow.
One set single driving harness.
One sorrel horse 8 years old. One
bay mare 5 years old.. Enquire of
A. B. Wvsong 11 miles west of In
dependence on Monmouth road.
THE LEAGUE MEETING
Meeting: Monday to Hear Reports
of Committee, on Roads and
The Improvement League held
a meeting Monday evening and
heard reports of committees ap
pointed at the preceding meeting.
D, C. Calbreath one of the viewers
appointed by the county court for
tbe proposed Sidney road was pres
ent and stated that the survey bad
been made and that there were no
objections whatever on the part of
those through whose places the
road passed. Mr. Calbreath and
W. W. Percival of the League com
mittee agreed that besides 25 fam
ilies on this tide of the river there
were at least as many more on the
other side that would be accommo
dated by the road.
It was decided by the League
that a delegation wait on the
county court at its next, sitting
September 7, and ask that the
road be opened. Tbe condition of the.
road from tbe Rickreall bridge on
tbe Salem road toward Indepen
dence will be presented to the court
at the same time. The matter of
a fence being set out in the road
will especially be brought to- the
The telephone committee report
ed that the new line from the
Airlie coutry was progressing rap
idly and that a temporary landing
place would be provided until a
switchboard could be put in.
W. W. Percival suggested the
advisability of having a line fol
low the proposed . new road from
Independence to Sidney and back
to Independence through Missouri
bottom on the other side of tbe river
This would make a complete cir
cuit and be of great convenience to
people along the line as well , as to
The need of sewerage was touch
ed upon. '
Tbe League will meet again Sept
Charter Oak Mill Fire
A fire occurred at the Charter
Oak sawmill early Saturday morn
ing, that caused the suspension of
operations several days. The fire.
it is thought started from sparks
from the engine. The frame work
and belting were burned and a
small quantity of oak lumber was
lost. About $2000 worth of lumber
on the yard -vas saved. F. J. Ob-
erer, who operates the mill put in
an order for new belting and all
hands set to work and had the mill
going again Tuesday. ,
Miss Burk has returned from an
extended visit at Ilwaco, Wash.
Mrs. J. F. O'Donnell of Portland
is the gueBt of Mrs. 0. D. Butler
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Whiteaker
have returned from their Newport
Howe & Sons prune dryer burned
at Dallas Friday morning. The
building was half burned before an
alarm was turned in. The loss was
John McCready, the groceryman
is in Portland on business.
In passing through the train at
the depot last Friday Dr. Thomp
son met one of his former student
in Minnesota whom he had not
seen for forty years. The lady,
Mrs. Stewart of Forest Grove rec
ognised the Dr. by his voice and
spoke to him asking bim if he was
not Prof. Thompson formerly of the
Minnesota State University.