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West Bide Enterprise
INDKl'KNDKNCK, l'OLK COUNTY, OHEGON, 8KITJCMBES 1, 1004.
POLK COUNTY BANK.
J. II. IIawlky, T. L Cami-hku.,
rrt'iiJt'nt. Vice President
I ha C. l'own.i., Cashier.
Fal4 Capital, 980.000
Diktok J. H. Ilawley, 1. I.. Campbell, I. M. Himpson, J. 11. V.
Boiler, John N. Btuuip, J. A. Wlthrow, F. 8. Powell.
TrtntacU Genetal UankUg and Exchange buiinem. Draft sold
r ailabl throughout the Vuld Kute and Canada.
THE INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK
H HIRKHBKKQ, t'rwlfaoU AliRAM NEliiOK, Vice Prtalden
0. W. IRVINE. Ciblf.
PIRECT0K8.-H. iTimhID. W. Nr. B. F. Bmlth, J. F. Hhoi$ and
1 .tn.nl hankin and aaehang bmlnaa trnrtd. lftu nude. Bills
DAVIDSON & HEDGES
. Itadqturtm Tot
Fine Ggars, Tobaccos, Candies
obrkrroo4 tod llflfX aWk. Y " ,wr' w"om
DAVIDSON & HEDGES
C STREET INDEPENDENCE, OREGON
LIVERY, FEED AND BOARDING. STABLE
I. W. DICKINSON, ffop.
Good Hies lor Commercial Men a SwciaUy.
Horses boaruea uy uu,),vv -
Oregon State Normal School
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. . "hi 11104 urnia in each ecnoi ,
iMok ",fnl" ,7 The best training
ru.? nl! Aornil coTria w.tb it?
rL .''ly'.nd country .achools
Pickers Plenty by Team and
Train Coming in to Gather
Only Two Small Sale Yet Reported
And Hither Offer Are
Board of Equalization In Station
Thia Week, County Court
.ittfS agonal ad-
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Dally, except Sunday. GENERAL MANAGER.
Train atop on Signal or
Tbe boptnekara Mecca! From
very direction the pickera ar now
pouring into Independence. In
whatever direction you look, and at
most any hour of tbe day, you be
hold a procession of Urue carrying
hoppickera to om of the yard in
thi vicinity and eyery traio bring
additional picker. They have
been arriving by team for a week
Tboae from the distant parU
were firat on tbe grounda but now
trie near-by point ar aleo furniah
iog their quota. There are now
people here from Tillamook, Lin-
coin and Benlon countiea; picker
from Albany, Eugene, Eaatern
Oregon and ome from Waohingtoo,
Yeaterday a Chicago couple alight
ed from tbe train declaring their
intention! to experience tbe de
light and hardship of hopplcking.
There are Americana, Bohemiana,
Japanese, Chinese, Italian Slav
and Indiana on the ground. The
proeptfet are tbeie will be no
acarcity of picker thia year. All
tbe larger yards have all the pick,
era they will require engaged and
owners of small yard anticipate
no ahortage io pickers.
Hod men now place their esti
mate on the state yield higher than
a month ago. Charlo Liveely es
timate the atat at 95,000 balee;
George Dorcas, 100,000 bale. Ac
cording to Mi. Livealy, th United
State will produce 20000 more
hale thia year than last tbe excess
of each locality being fixed a fol
low: California 5,000; New York
10,000; Oregon and Waahington
5.000. The fact is there will not
ka m. hnmnar cron in Oretroo. bat
there are aome mighty good hop in
the Independence district. 1
that will no a ton to the
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acre and then some," say W. W
Percival. There are other yard
in this vicinity that were not very
promising a month ago that have
developed surprisingly at matur
inr time and since the raini
Pickinir will begin in the 0. A.
Mattiuon and Sara Irvine yardB
Saturday and J. L. Hanna will
k.klr niolr nnA kiln. ' OttO OI
I urn nthPTs mav begin Saturday.
but they have not yet decided.
trt work in a
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will hold off till Tuesday and still
nW till Wednesday. Picking
will be still longer delayed in a few
yards cultivated late.
At the time of going to press but
two sale have been reported.
TTenrv Hill sold 100 bales to H. L
Fenton at 25 cent the latter part
of last week and Charles Livesly
bought Ed Steele's 30-acre yard,
standing for $6,000. Offers of 261
cent are now made and 27 and 27j
cent i talked.
a Sr-otch Collie dog, black and
llow markings. Answer to the
- nf RtHb.,, Wear collar
-ith harneaa snap attached
Finder pleaae return to Woa. Fu-
Waaron lor 8ale
One pring wagon 1J inch axle.
A good a new.' Inquire at En-
Tbe Board of Equalization, com
posed of the connty judge, clerk
and assessor, his ben in session,
ready to hear the complaints of
any who may not be satisfied with
their assessment. Those who have
not bad the opportunity to be
heard thi week, may yet have a
bearing by going before the county
court which will be In session next
Commissioner Seth Riggs ia able
to leave the hospital and 1 now at
A matter to come before tbe
court at it next sitting will be the
assessment against the county by
tbe City of D all us for ewerage
purposes. The city baa re
cently installed a aewerage y
tern and the county baa been
assessed 1528 as it part. The
court must pas upon thia assess
It ia understood the court will be
waited on by petitioner for road
Marriage license issued to E. T,
Prescott and Emily Purvine.
No large real estate transfer re
corded tbe past week.
The case of Peter Kurre v. Fred
Oberer, haa been dismissed on mo
tion of the plaintiff.
c a. McLaughlin home
Returned From Northern Gold
Fields After Three Month
Sight Seeing and Hard Work.
Prospects for Good Attendance
at the State Normal
Pw Ou0fS in tht Fifuhy tod Every
thing Ship Ship for
C. A. McLaughlin dropped off
the train at Independence Friday
direct from Alaska. The tnp from
Nome waa made In one week. Mr.
McLaughlin ia a hop man. The
hop industry of Polk county ap
peals to him at this season stronger
than the delighta of a "sour dough"
Ufa. talkinir to himself in the per-
i...11 aiin.lit ' irold field 01
Mr. McLaughlin however, haa
had three month hard1 work and
sight seeing. He made one trip up
. i v i i
to Prince of Wales ana loosea
over into the Siberian possessions
of Russia. Behnng Strait is only
wide at the narrowest
nnint. and br the aid of glasses,
good view of Siberia can be had
Mr. McLauehlin says, lie pui in
rmA time at actual work panning'
out gold on his claims with Kalpn
Richards and the Iveenea. iney
have good claims where one man
can save from f7 to 1U a aay
during the season when water is to
be had. Water, is the great aeai-
dtratum in that country says Mr
MKLiuitrhlin. The water season
o . . 1
i .Knnt. in weeks ana
a.i ; nno raaenn wh V ''Mack IS
iiinw io uuv " j
hor.W. Tne season is about over
He left Ralph Richards, Mr. Keene
and son at work on their claims.
Oliver Smith and Mr. Mackey were
mininirinthe vicinity of Nome.
TW will be out later. Mr. Mc
Laughlin will probably go back
Elks' Charm Lost.
Lost. ''in Independence, probably
in coming from the dock up town
T a. Rices. Salem
Lodge No. " on the back. Finder
leave at thi officeand get reward
Hon ticket printed
bered just as you want them at
thi office. Get in your ardor
President Ressler has been home
lor nearly three weeks since hia
return from an eastern trip and re
port everything "'ship shape" for
the opening of school. He expect
to remain at hia desk from now on
with tbe exception of two flying trips
to county institutes at Tbe Dalles
After finding himself in pos
session of all the information, he is
much pleased with the prospects of
an increased attendance ef students.
Correspondence from all part oi
tbe'etate insures even a more rep
resentative, student body geogra
phically than last year's when
twenty-two counties and four
other states sent students. The
action of the board in providing a
four year' course wHl alo have a
favorable effect, as many inquirie
from former student attest. This
advanced course is credited by the
State Department of Education in
Washington, entitling graduates to
state certificate in that state with
out examination. The qnly other
institution in Oregon so recognized
is the State University at Eugen.
President Ressler believes that
the Legislature is ready to do tbe
handsome tblng by the school ana
put in equipment and income on
an equality with the representative
schools of other states. The history
of the school, the work of its grad
uates, the fact that it has alwaya
confined its work strictly to the
training of teachers and not made
bids for students by advertining
courses not analyzed by law, and
the representative, character oi ita
atubentbodv clearly demonstrating
that it is more than a local school;
all these things make the institution
at Monmouth known and respected
everywhere in the state. Tbe cm
zensof Polk county should rally
strongly to its support and show
the commendable enterprise oi
other localities in promoting the
interests of public institutions
located in their midst
Plans are formulating for the en
couragement of the legitimate
student enterprises as well as
tha routine work of the class
room. Valuable prizes will, be
offered in oratory and debating
with a view to stimulating interest
in these important accomplish
mente. A chorus of mixed voices
will bo organized for the purpose of
atnrlcincr nr&torio music and other
works and giving several concerts
during the year, and perhaps unit
;nT nrith aimilur organizations in
Dallas and Independence in a May
Festival. Private , lessons in
voice, piano and string instruments
will be given by superior teachers
and the Normal Cadet Band, under
the efficient directions of Mr. Frank
Lucas, will be better than ever.
The new instructor in physical
training will carry on the regular
courses and will be able to coach
all in-door and out-door games.
He was captain of his college foot
ball and track teams and played
on the baseball and basketball
ThA fumikv committee will begin
and num-'the canvas of the town next week
for lodffins: and boarding accomo
dations and will have classified
n.u tvud en the bulletin board
fir the convenience of student.
Any people having these accomoda
tion mav aend notice to Secretary
Butler and have them listed in ad
vance. Tbe authorities are partic
ularly desirous of ascertaining
.nliflM where students mav earn a
part or all of their living expenses
But three changes have been
made in tbe faculty, doe to the
resignation of Mr. Forbes and Mis
Nash and the yeara' leave of ab
sence grantedMias Smith. Miss
Daisy B. Huntington of Geneses,
111., is tbe successor ot Miss Smith.
She is a graduate of the Illinois
Normal University, in which Prin
cipal Rice was an instructor, and
has also studied in Chicago Uni
versity. Miss Huntington has
been primary supervisor in Streator
111 , during the paBt two years and
comes highly recommended. Mrs.
May Bowden-Babbitt will have
charge of the music and drawing.
Mrs. Babbitt has resided for a
number of years at Independence
where she has built up a strong
music class and is well and favor
ably known among Oregon musi
cians. She-studied music In Boston
with the celebrated composer.
Arthur Foote and Thomas Morley
of London, as well as other able
instructors. Her art education
was received at the Thomas Art
School of Detroit
WANT HIGHER WAGES
Crew of Italian Laborers Struck for
Raise in Wages and Got .
Monday morning found Inde
pendence with a strike on. A
crew of thirty Italians brought up
on Sunday to work in the "gravel
bar refused to work.
Lookina- over the proepect before
striking a lick, they informed the
Southern Pacific authorities that
they would not work in the gravel
without a raise in wages fmm i.ot
to $2 a da v. After wiring back
and forth from Portland a few
hours and the arrival of Road
Master Donnell, the 'company de
clined to accede to the demands of
the Italians and tbey were given
time checks. Others have been
employed and the work of taking
out trravel is now in progress,
though the working crew is small.
The wages paid is 11.75 a day.
A Remarkable Woman.
Mrs. Isabel Sharman is a re
markable woan. She was 85
years old last April and has just
returned from an outing on the
coast that would be considered' a
hardship by many half her age.
Coming out she walked five miles
up the coast including the almoBt
perilous trip around ,Cape Per
petua. Her outing over she ie
back to her post making a- hand
sewing in the W. G. Sharman tail
oring establishment. "No, I don't
think I'll pick hops I've had my
outine." Bhe remarked yesterday
and she can be depended upon to
do her work as promptly and reg
ularly aa a girl of twenty. She
makes a hand the year round.
In Linn County
Queer people and things in Linn
eonntv. An Albany man askea a
merchant for striped paint An
other wanted corn cure to take in
ternally. At Cascadia, a young
woman upon retiring found a craw
fish in her bed; another, a black
berry limb; a young man bis night
dresa with both end sewed up, an
ouir a frog under his plat tied to
the table cloth.