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INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, SEFTXMBfiil- 9, 1904.
POLK COUNTY BANK.
MONMOUTH, - . -
J. II. Hawlkv, , ; P. Campbell, ,, .
President. Vice President
, Ira C. Powell, .Cashier.
Dimctohs-J. II. Hawley. P. L. Campbell, I. M. 8impon, J. B. V.
Butler. John B. Stump, J. A. Wittarow, F. . roweu.
rr. . n.n...i n.nku .nd Kxahante business. Drafts told
available throughout the United States and Canada.
OregWi 4,000,000 Hop Crop
Now Being; Saved by
Time to Hear Fiom the Record
Picker. Not A Bumper
Crop This Year.
Ticking in full blaet! Fully
7,000 pickers; 14,000 deft hands;
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THE INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK ripened burr from the trI!issed
qjijaXj STOOK, $5Qomj.U'-. ; , trict. Some of the growers field
O, W. IK Virus, umoiw I oi picien are a. wor id prauwuny
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DIRECTORS. H.Hirtchberg.D.W. Beart.B... Broun, .... I "
Incxers conunueu arnviug uur
ing the first of the week until the
number within a radius of a few
niactad. Loans made.
.itt. ntad. Iooiti reeeifed on current account
object to check
DAVIDSON & HEDGES
h- HcadquarUn for -
Fine Ggars, Tobaccos, Candies
Pipe In co-lot varkty fm cob
to brkrroot and fine Mncm.
Soda Fountain for tlx not day.
You m awaya wtJcom.
DAVIDSON & HEDGES
LIVERY, FEED AND BOARDING STABLE
I. W. D1CKIN5UN, rrop.
' Good Rigs for Commercial Men a Specialty.
Good accommodations. Horses well fed. Fine
rigs. Horses boarded by day, week or month.
Telephone 2fo. 293
miles of Independence ia approx
The growers have been in no
hurry to start the pickers to work
because of the slowness of the bops
to ripen. The general expectation
haa been, in view of the abundance
of hot sunshine that the crop would
be ripe enough to harvest sooner
than it has. Some have wondered
if the rain a few weeks ago had
started a secoud growth. The fact
ia the unusual amount of smoke
the past month has neutralised
the effect of the bud in ripening
of the hop. The smoky atmoephere
says John Graves retards ripening
more than cloudy weather, ij i
The red spider is giving hop
men some concern in Marion, coun
ty, but it has caused no alarm in
Independence, Oregon this locality. It has made its ap
pearance in loo vicinity oi toe
Catlin fc Linn yard
are many who can pick eix in a
full. day and number ' threaUn to
make eight next week.
HOP Glut's bono '
Just one box, just one box,
There are others I know but they
are no my bops.
Sua or rain, it is just the same.
I could never be happy with just
" one box. ' .
John Frown finished picking his
5 acre yard yesterday.
From his Ilenkle yard, John
Burton saved 300 boxes more thsn
last year. .':
John Holmes had harvested 30
acres of the Mouison yard by Tuee
day evening. He has 60 Seres
tuore to Save. lie ia employing
130 pickers many of whom come
from the Greenwood and Oak Point
neighborhoods. Ho ia running
three dryers, V. F. Simon being
fireman. John Simon and Mike
Becker find themselves assigned to
the duty of attending the children
while their families are picking
t J. 'L. Fishback was taken sick at
the Sara Orr hop yard at Rickreall
the first of the week, and his con
ditiou is precarious. Mr. Fishback
1a 63 years and with his family of
ten had gone to the hop yard for
bis annual outing. , . ;
CALLED ON COURT
Delegation of Eighteen Confer
With County Court at
A FATAL SWIIJ
Joseph Roner Loses his Life
While Swimming in the
Body Has not Been Recovered.
Drowning Casts Gloom Over
nrt full details about the aavancea
course of study with the additional ad
vantages attached. Addrres
rMni . B. V. ButUr. or
PrtidntE. D. RttsUr,
MOM MOIST H. ORE.
THE MONMOUTH LAUNDRY
H. D. WHITMAN, Proprietor
& A Home Industry Institution j&
GOOD WORK, PROMPT DELIVERY
WorK Called for Tuesday Delivered Saturday
' . . m r 1 P - but its rayeges are oonttned to
nroann State Normal ScnoolUriKf
O The Portland Daoers have been
Monmouth, Oregon inclined to bull the state yield, but
Ti.i. .hi win. it. 23rd var Seoteni dispafch from Salem in yester-
h-r x iuo4. terms in each school vear dava Telesram savs:
affordlnt "PPn"' J' J ) "Some dealers, as a result of the
ninir oourm iu numuuni ....
February and April. The beet train iug first few days of picking, oave re-
w' doeed their early estimate of the
aeaurance of good poalOon. at good
wif. write lor new waiogua win- suite yieia irom aaaj w au.uw
bales, bringing it down to: from
teaching in town and country schools 90,000 to 85,000 bales, while others
refuse t? place any credence in the
reports of a light yield, aud adhere
to their former prediction of from
90,000 ; to 100,000 bales. These
latter contend that the conditions
this vear are identical to those of
other years when the first picking
is always light, and that the hops
will increase in weight consider
ably before the season is oyer."
Reports from first drying fur
nishedthe West Side Enterprise
from the principal yards, do not in
dicate a heavy yield. The Pedee
yards are an exception. Hops are
reported as yielding better in that
locality than last year. Some yards
on both sides of the river are show
ing a fair yield but as forecasted
weeks ago no bumper crop is being
harvested. Reports from yards
further back from the river, in
cluding the vicinity of Dallas,
show a shortage of 25 to SO per
In many yards, pickers are not
working full time, the large force
being able to pick all the dryers
can handle, without working a full
day. In some yards, pickers are
laid off at noon, at otherB in the
middle of the afternoon, while
others keep the pickers going all
day. There are always those who
pick for the record as well as the
hop checks and some of the record
pickers will be heard from by next
week. A 13-year old boy has been
making his four boxes a day in .he
Fitchard & Wolfe yard this week.
"Dick" Gaines, who is at the Horst
Bros, yard offers to wager $20 that
if they will turn him loose one full
Josse fc Bice,
Fine Parlors in connection. Day or night
calls promptly attended to. .
Day phone 273 Night 393
Main St, Independence, Ore
W. I B1CB, Embalmer and Funeral Director.
H t MUTSCHMH, fr.
C. W. KKOWI.ES, Mgr.
Munpumn Pimm Omlj
01. OO 91. so .
THE IMPERIAL HOTEL CO.
SEVENTH and WASHINGTON STS.
I have Ne. 1 rolled barley feed
from Eastern Oregon. For sale at
Ridden Mill.. $27 'per tonltii
sacks;' " B. J. Riddxbs,
Wood for Bale.
S. Cox, the wood dealer, is ready
to deliver wood . at your door on I day, he will pick fifteen boxes. . ... ,
short notioe, Bi firewood $3.50 A number or girls are saving
L.T tA . rnrnnA Growth .rl. Q nd fi" 1oit'
$3. Phone 148.
ting early in the afternoon. There
;'Joeph -Roner "pm of thehop-
pickers at theChnrcbill yard run
by Henry Hill drownd in the Will
amette river Tuesday afternoon
In company with James .Krumer
and a Mr. Buckner. he was taking
a swim about 2 o'oiook ia the
afternoon. Caught by the current,
he was carried beyond his depth.
Krumer, who is a young man
started to his, companion's' rescue,
but his Iife,.'.too, became endangered
and by means of a etick thrown in
by tfuckner, be reached shore while
Roner went down and has not been
The drowning cast 4 gloom over
the hop yard, where before it had
been .all merriment. , About 100
Bohemians were camped at the
Churchill yard, and , being more
than the number required to pick
the hoDS. they had almost half
their time for amusements. The
younger element epent the after
noons swimming and dancing,
and also had dancing and music
Mr. Roner was 58 years old and
his sons cannot understand why he
would venture into swift water J.
J, John and Antone known
as Roner Bros., box and
cabinet makers, at Albany
are his sons. They are here mak
ing every effort in their power . to i
recover the body but have not been
successful. Another son, Frank,
and a daughter, Mrs. Schindler,
were picking hops at the same
yard. The wife and little daughter
at their home near Scio, have not
yet been notified of the drowning.
The father had come hoppkking
without the advice of his sons at
Albany, as he is in fair circum
stances but he liked the work and
has been coming here to pick hops
year after year.
Grappling hooks, and giant pow
der have been tried and Wednes
day the entire picking force laid off
to join in search of the body.
The body sank about 4 miles up
the river from Independence, and
the sons authorize the statement
that they will reward the finder.
Anyone making toe discovery
should communicate with the
Roner Bros, at Albany.
Siincy Road; Independence-Salem
Road; and Stock Inspector
A delegation of eighteen citizens
of Independence chartered motor
and went before the county court
Wednesday and asked for an ap
prop! at ion for the Sidney road; that
the road leading out of Indepen
dendce north have better atten
tion; and for the appointment of a
deputy stock inspector to reside in
Notwithstanding demands on
their . time' at heme the following
list left their business and appear
ed In person before the court:
Dr. O. D. Butler, C. DCalbreath,
W. W. Pereival, W. A. MesBner,
D. Calbreath, John McCready, V.
L. Frazer, Riley Craven, E. E..
Paddock, W. G. Sharman, P. M.
Kirkland, C. A. Kurre, J. M. Stark,
M. M. Porterfield, Dr. E.J. Thomp
son Charles Brown, G. A. Hurley.
John Simon joined the delegation,
at Dallas. C. A.Park one of the
owners of the Sidney flouring mills
was also present. ,
The entire court. Judge Coad and
Commissioners Riddell and Riggs.
were on band and gave the dele
gation a neanng at ,10 o clock.
Dr. Butler, ' as president of the
Independence Improvement League
stated the ' object of the visit.
Jodee Coad read the petition for
the opening of a road to give : an
outlet to and from Sidney from the
Polk county side. D. Calbreath,
W.W. Pereival and C. A. Park ex
plained to the court the object and
benefits to be derived from opening
the proposed road. It was stated
that it would be used by more than
twenty-five families in the immedi
ate vicinity of the road on the Polk
eounty side and by twenty
bve families on the other side
of the river. It waa also
explained that an approach to
the river so as to connect with a
ferry had already been provided
and that the proposed road would
afford an outlet for farmers wheat
besiaes it would be of use to the
general public. Judge Coad asked
if the proposed road would not
benefit Salem more than any other
lace. P. M. Kirkland showed
that it would not.
The condition of the Indepen
dence-Salem road, was brought to
the court's attention. Especial
mention was made of the Rickreall
bridge and the Hayden bridge
and the setting Of a fence in
the road by Mr. Riggs near the
Brunk was present and stated that
the conditions had been remedied
since the date complained of but
Mr. Pereival who had been over
the road since the supervisor main
tained the road and the bridges
were in very bad condition. Mr.
Pereival further stated that the
Independence end of the road had
received practically no attention
for the past ten years, and the
statement went unchallenged.Ques
tioned by the court, Mr. Brunk ad
mitted laying plank endwise on the
Hayden bridge to save the floor,
onerously offered to take them
up if the court so desired.
In behalf of the business interests
of this part of the county, D. Cal
breath extended to- the members of
the court an invitation to take a
drive over the road complained
of, placing a carriage at their dis
posal., Being assured that all pre
cautions would be taken lor their
safety, the invitation was accepted.
The inconvenience shippers are
put to by reason of having no
deputy stock inspector at thi point
was explained by W. W. Pereival.
The court's attention was directed
to the taet that Independence ie
the principal stock shipping point
in the county and the expense and
delay occasioned by not baying a
deputy jmepector on the ground
at all time.. , . . ,
The court gave the delegation
It is said the Salem banks will
put out at least $100,000 in small
coins during th season, that is t
say of pieces of valueless than $5
eaeh. Of this, fifty thonssnd dol
lars in silver and fiduciary coins is
brought into circulation. One
bank has had to order 20.000 nick-
els, 6,000 dimes, and 2,500 quar
ters already for the convenience of
the hop growers in paying off their
help. All this money goes to the
pickers. It is for no other purpose.
The Independence. National
Bank will pay , out in fractional
coin $30,000 to $35,000. Here, un-:
like Salem, the hop check paeses
current. The pickers have now be
gun to receive hop tickets, and
from now en, bop tickets will be
the principal , small currency
handled in this community.
At the Carnival recently held at
South Bend, Wn., Frederick Nor
maiwCresBV, age eix x months
youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W.
P. Cressy was awarded first prize
in the baby contest for the prettiest
baby in southwest Washington.
The proud father is very , much
puffed up over, the affair and looks
ten years younger. . ,
Pays 10 Percent.
The directors of the Independ
ence National Bank met ; Tuesday
and declared a semi annual divi
dend of 5 per cent. , The ' Jnde-
pendence National is paying 10
per cent a year. Another 5 per
was declared in March.
Dr. W. D. . Trover, graduate of
Jacksonian optical college, Mich.,
may be found at the Little Palace
Hotel. He carries the best lens
made and guarantees to correct
any and all errors of eye refrac
tion; will fill old Jenses with axis
cut superior lenses. Examination
free.; ' ' ' ' - ; ---- -;
, Call for Warrants.
Notice is hereby given that all
unpaid county warrants, of Polk
county, Oregon, which were pre
sented and endorsed "Not paid for
want of funds," prior to April 11,
1904, will be paid upon presenta
tion at my office.
Interest will not be allowed on
the. same after the date oi this
Dated Dallas, Sept. 9, 1904.
J. E. BEEZLEY,
tf County Treasurer.
The. annnrmpnment that TTrm
Road supervisor, w.liam L Vawt ' of Medford
joint representative for Jackson
and Douglas counties, will be an
active candidate for speaker of t be
lower house at the coming cession
of the Oregon legislature, is re
ceived with no small degree ot in
terest in Mr. Vawter's home bounty
and in this section of the state,,
where his ability is well known
and recognized. 1 Mr. Vawter
would preside with dignity, and.
his friends do not hesitate to pre
dict, with some distinction, if
chosen to this important position
when the legislature convenes next
January. Ashland Tidings.
Owing to my increased business,
it has been necessary to enlarge my
business to better accomodate my
patrons. I have spared bo pains
or expense in fitting out one of the
best drug stores in the valley and
am here to do all that lies within
my power to merit a continuance
of your patronage. 1't '
Kibklakd Dxca Co.