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West Side Enterprise
INDEPKNDENCK, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, SEHEMlilK C, 1901.
COUNTY BANK. READY TO PICK
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J. II. Hawi.ky, V. L. Cami'kkm., '
l'mitlent. Vii President
Ira C. 1'owki.l, CaHliier,
Pal Capital, 980,000
J. B. V.
DimiToms J. If. Hawley, P. L. Campbell, I. M. Fimpson,
Itnlltr, John It. rUump, J. A. Wilbrow, F. 8. Powell.
Transact General Banklag and Kxchange limine. Draft, sold
available throughout the Uuital Stales ant Canadt.
THE INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK
. CAPITAL BTOOK, $50,000.00.
OREGON THE AROMATIC HOP
Thousands of Cheerful Hoppickers
Here Ready to Begin Pick
ing the Ripened Hops.
Hops Not Ripening Soon as Expected. Tre-
menduous Trade by Local Merchants.
Picking Soon Be General.
H ItlKSlinKHU, riailnt.
0. W.IRVIKK, CwliLr.
A UKAM NKLfcON, Vice Praaldea
DIKECT0B8. H. Illiwhberf, I). W. istn, M. F. Bmltli,
A toorl Kanklnf ami iriiant bulnaa lrnMwtd. Iwn ninda. Hill
4(Matintt. ' Commercial cradlU granUx, Ifepotlt rwcwIftMl on current amount
abject I cha.
DAVIDSON & HEDGES
Fine Ggars, Tobaccos, Candies
Hoppicking season In the Inde-
J. V. Rhode and IWdence district ia now on.
There never were more pickers at
work, or employed in the hop fields
of this vicinity ready for work,
than at thia time. There are fully
GOOO pickers on the grounds
though all have not yet been aet to
For the past ten days they have
been pouring in by team and train
loads. All last week alone the
principal roads centering in Inde
pendence were almoat continuous
proceasiona of teams bearing" hop-
pickers afield and clouds of dust
nveloped the much traveled high
ways. All last week trains ran
behind time because of the unusual
LIVERY, FEED AND BOARDING STABLE SCt-J:
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t yy UlvrMnlOVn. rrwR. I many nine luoro was cuujobuuu
,Bafor Cnnimarcial Men a Specialty, oftraffioon Independence street.
Goodarcon Ration. Horns well fed. Fine 7 crossing, a.
uoou ttV. . ... ,i ,Anth many axty five teams have been
rip. . ,v..v.w - a counted At one time between Pad
pipat ia ain yritiy horn cob
tob-tcrroo4 aod tin Mwnc&tum.
Sodt Fount lis lor I
DAVIDSON & HEDGES
Telephone JTo. 29.1
independent, Oregon ' "tore and Wilson', grocery,
I a anoAtt F oa I tr at hlAPIT fin
Friday, after wailitg for the hop-
.. tuckers to alnrht And transier 01
their baggage the afternoon train
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pulled out an hour late. There
were three cars iammea to tne
ceiling with baggage and though
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afTordlDg uual opxrtoniiie ror wgiu- force worked like Trojans in trana
M""rUZ forrinirittothe station, the train
for u-acher I tbe normal oonrae witfc ill WM delayed till the middle of the
i.ii.imr lull lnfuroiatlon oouoernlng On the aaroe dav 120 teams and
b Swny wdSlSirSr hSii. COO pickrrs were transferred across knK a general line, has had an
ml full detail aooui in """""" tbe terry lanaing, ai umes uoiug
niihmo study who wie aauiuou "...... j :,v
vanuaea altaoltml. Addrti
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blocked for rod. with
people waiting their
THE MONMOUTH LAUNDRY
H. D. WHITMAN, PropAior
Home Industry Institution
GOOD WORK. PROMPT DELIVERY
WorK Called for T.d.y Delivered Saturday
. Josse & Bice,
Fine Tarlors in connection. Day or night
calls promptly attendod to.
Day phone 273 Night 393
Main St. Independence. Ore
... j. ..ral Director.
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C. IV, KMOWLiSMgT.
t. . - . I waad for Savle,
IhteNe.I rolled Urley
from Eutern Oregon. For iale at
Ridden Mill. 27 per ton with
times, so that one must wend nis
way by tortuous dourse to pass
between the teams.
The arrival of hopoickers at
Independence, the disbursing point
is one that will hold place in mem
orv of those here this year
Thoueh dust be-grimed and wearv
from long travel, they are disposed
to cheerfulness and are bent on
making the most of their hoppick-
ine outinc. Most are now domiciled
in t.Vinir hnm ickiuff homes. The
picture has been changed, lne
nilerimaee haa ended. The big
hay frame wagon sets outside the
tent. The children, dog and pet
eat have been removed from their
promiscuously careless arrange
ment among the articles ot house
hold and kitchen furniture. The
family cow, unloosened from her
mrwrnniT to the rear end 01 me
fallowed so faithfully on
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the annual pilgrimage, browses
oontentedly around the canva.
home. The children romp in care
less abandon among the neighbor
ling tents while the mother dusta
the furniture and burnishes up the
The business house, of inde
pendence have done a bigger busi
nee. than ever before at the begin
ning of a hoppicking season. The
demand, on the mercantile houses
k.n Ur nreaainir and fairlr well
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a rvi the wood dealer, it teaay i oonsiderina! the nnu.uallT
to deliver wood at jour deor o large number of people to be dealt
wt notice Bi fir wood 13.50 with.
,hort noUce. ig All last week and thia the jro
per cora; seooau iv- r--
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THE IMPERIAL HOTEL CO.
JEVCNTH and WASHINGTON STS.
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i j .tore of McC ready & Eaxbart
ha. presented the appearance of
a wholesale house in the busy
mart, of a large city. With nine
people to wait on the trade tbe
firm ha. been abort-handed and a
tired set of clerks sighed for relief
Saturday night. Besides two regu
lar dnjivery wagons, two big road
wagons have been kept busy delir
ring goods and throngs of people
have crowded tbe store awaiting
their turn to get pupplies. On
thrte days of last week twelve bit?
wagon loads were sent out. The
average sale of flour alone has been
a dray load a day. On Friday a
ton of flour was sold by tbe single
Tbe Messoer stores have had
more , than they had clerk, to
handle. Messner has done four
time, the business of former years
atjthe beginning of tbe hoppicking
season. Tbe new grocery just
opened up ha. had all it could
DOesibly do and with nine clerks
for the two stores they seldom find
time to take thdir' meals.
The Knox grocery store has en
joyed the best trade it has ever had
at the same season ot previous
years. In former years the rush
trade before picking has lasted a j
day but this year it ha. extended
over a week.
The F. Wilson grocery store has
bad double the trade of a similar
period last year and more than the
help could wait on.
The People's Cash btore, carry
exiectedlv large trade and the
help was , worked down Saturday
evening. ' Some lines of wares,
calculated to run through the sea
son . were sold out by Saturday
night and other orders were on the
way. The i. li.. raddocK store and
Peerless Clothing store have also
enjoyed a fine trade.
J. R. Cooper has 32 acres and
pickers are at work in his yards.
He is employing 55 pickers.
Picking will begin in the Geo.
Roae yard tomorrow. Rose has
180 acres and about 500 picker,
are enjoying camp life at his yards
awaiting the privilege of picking at
50 cents a box. Time does not
hang heavily on the campers at
the Rose yard. It is a resourceful
crowd of people there and they
furnish an abundance of self en
tertainment in the way of music,
dancing and public speaking.
Picking is in progress at the
Faber & Neis yard, the first one
across the river opposite Inde
pendence. The Faber & Neis yard
contain. 50 acres. Oliver Jones is
the manager and 140 picker, were
aet to work yesterday.
iu Damon will not begin picking
his 15 acre yard till next Monday.
He is positive a better quality will
be secured by allowing the hops to
thoroughly ripen before picking.
Mr. Damon will employ 50 people.
Picking began in O. D. Rider's
yard Saturday. Mr. Rider has 20
acres and is working 35 to 40 peo
Picking began in C. A. Matti
son's yard yesterday, one floor be-
in dried. Mr. Mattison has 12
acres and is employing SI people.
Sam Irvins began picking yta-
terday. He haa 20 acres of hops
and haa 35 people at work.
There are 800 or more pickera
laying in wait for the Henry Ot
teubeimer yard but tbe bops are
scarcely ripe. Mr. Ottenbeimer
has 80 acre, and about 250 picker,
will i e employed.
Tbe Percival yard, Manager
Grove, estimates will be ripe
enough to start picker, on the last
of the week. Mr. Percival haa 40
acres and will nse about 125 pick
Walker Baos., have two yards of
40 acres each and have begun pick
ing. They are employing 200
A. XeUon will begin picking
tomorrow. He ha. a yard of 33
acree and will employ 50 pickers.
Picking began in the It. D.
Cooper yard, near town, this morn
ing. Ih Cooper yard can tains
55 acre, and 150 picker, are at
work. Mr. Cooper has a 7-acre
yard at Sover.
Picking ba. begun in tbe Faber Tbe nrm b acrwi jn
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bearing this year and are employ
& Neis yard. There are 50 acres
in this yard and 140 pickers are
Jodie Morrison, foreman
, i vi sj trv rv vi av iu ui
Hortt Bros, set pickers to work in j var(j Wednesdftj.
The Independence yard contain.
330 acres. 200 acres of old and 130
acres of new hoc.. Pickers are
thick on the camping ground
around their yard, and 400 were
started to work today. Foreman
Morrison hi. turned off fully 400
applicants. Horst Bros, have an
other yard of 114 acres near Sa
E. M. Young is givine employ
nient to about 140 pickers. He
has two yards one 20 acres near
Buena Vista and one of 18 on the
Slem road 3 miles north. About
100 pickers were set to work in the
Buena Vista yard yesterday an
40 in the other.
J. L. Hanna has 75 pickers at
work in his yard on the Hirscbberg
nlace. Hanna has 364 acres and
began picking Monday.
D G. Dove has 90 acres and J
A. Grigsby 10 on the Hirschberg
placeTbey are co-operating ; in
tbe harvesting of their yards,
Thpv have mix hon houses and are
employing 200 pickers.
: Chas Moore began picking yester
day. He has a 16-acre yard near
Knene. Vieta and is working 50
Henderson Murphy who sold hi
hiV linn ranch to Krebs Bros..' last
spring, bought another last Friday
in the same vicinity of George
Wells. The Wells place contains
219 acres, 40 of which ia already in
bearing hops. The price paid was
James Jones has 90 pickers at
work saving the hops of his 20
acre yard south of town.
W. H. Roy came over from
Dallas Saturday with a wagon
load of pickers. He has 16 acres
and 35 pickers are engaged. He
is in no hurry to begin picking.
Helmick and Bush will probably
start in on their yard tomorrow.
They have 16 acres and 35 pickers
employed. A number of applican ts
to pick have been turned off.
Fitchard and Wolfe were in
roa,1infis to beein oickine this
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morning. They have a
JVi Keren and about SO pickers en
eaged. They have 30 acres
baby hops that will not be picked
and a half south and three yards
four and a half miles south. A
6-acre yard of Fuggles was picked j their home by the sea.
ten days ago. Picking of other
yards began Saturday. Mr. Hill
will use in all about 200 pickers.
W.J.Steele will begin 'picking
tomorrow. Mr. Steele has 31 acres
opposite Buena Vista on the Mar
ion county side. Hundreds of
pickers are available at his yard
but about 80 will be used.
ing 100 pickers.
Clarence Ireland started 75 pick
era to work in the Ireland Bros.,
Bros . yard contains 18 acres.
Tom Fennell began picking yw
terday but quit on account of the
bops being not ripe enough. He
haa 18 acres and will start 40 to 50
pickers to work, again thurtsday of
Picking is on in earnest at the J.
II. Burton yard. Mr. Burton has 70
acres adjoining town on the north
and 175 pickers have been at work
since yesterday morning.
Jess WhiieaKer started 70 hands
to wors in his yard yesterday and
Patton & Slooer, Chas. Moore, A.
J. Ricbardeon. W. E. Beyens, G. A.
PagenKopf, R. H. McCarter, A. J.
Bvers, M. M. Porterfield, HelmicK
& Bush, W. H. Roy, J. T. James,
Ralpl Dodaon, J.N. Jones, Fred
N. Stump, Wells & Smith, Thomas
Pomeroy, Hubbard & Tedrow. J.
A. Griggsby, H. C. Wells, W. J.
Steele, C. G, Huntley, Frances
Brown are among those- that begin
this weeK and the firit cf next.
Family From Alsea Lost
Among Hop Fields, From
Husband and Father.
Finding "Needle in the Hay Stack"
Easier Than Locating One in
Albert Vining, of Alsea, has lost
his family among the hop fields
around Independence. His family
consist of a wife and seven chil
dren, four boya aud tbree girls.
They left Aleea.in advance of the
head of the family, leaving home
Saturday and arriving here Mon
day of last week. Mr. Vining did
not arrive until last Friday and
he has put in his time since look
ing for his family. Up to yester
day h had found no trace.
He knows they arrived here and
are camped at some of the numer
ous hop yards, but to find them is
irinst VmnfilpSR task. Knnwintr
yard of the camp in which they are 'ocated
if a bur one like Horst Bros., Otten-
of heimer's or Burton's, it would
not be an easy matter to find any
particular person, but only know-
PiVinr in now on and will be on I insr that they are at some of the
of Henrv Hill's vards un- vards within a radius of ten miles
til the crop is saved. Mr. Hill has of Independence, the finding of the
six different yards with a total of proverbial needle in a haystacK
100 acres. He has one yard at the holds out more hope of success.
south edee of town, another a half
A consoling thought, however for
mile farther south, another a mile Mr. Vining and his family to nurse
the hope, that when hop harvest
over, they will again meet at
D. B. Taylor began picking yes
terday. He has 45 acres ol hops
and 130 pickers at work.
Mayor J. S. Cooper haa a 40-acre
yard near Albany and will begin
harvesting tomorrow. His yard
will employ 100 people.
Hop Picking Time.
Hop picking time is here again,
The busiest time of all
When each must work like Helen
To live till this time next FalL
Owing to my increased business.
it has been necessary to enlarge pay
busineaa to Better accomodate my
patrons. I have spared no paint
or expense in fitting out one of the
best drug stores in the valley and
am hereto do all that lies within
my power to merit a continuance
of your patronage,
KlKXLAXD DbW3 Co.
$3. Phone US.