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About West side enterprise. (Independence, Polk County, Or.) 1904-1908 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 23, 1904)
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OREGON , Low Rates in Effect and Move
ment From Eastern Points
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THE INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK
Hundrtdi Arrive in Portland Thii
Week and Large Per Cent Have
Come to Stay.
CAPITAL STOCK, $50,000.00.
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DAVIDSON & HEDGES
Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, Candies
in ndlrtt vnrWt v front cob,
lu brut wot ind itixtl Mnchum.
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You r nwtyt welcome
DAVIDSON & HEDGES
C STREET INDEPENDENCE, OREGON
LIVERY, FEED AND BOARDING STABLE
I. W. DICKINSON, Prop.
(hmhI Jj8 for Commercial Men a Specialty,
(loml accommodations. Hornm well foil. Fine
rip. IIom-H bourdid by day, week or month.
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THE MONMOUTH LAUNDRY
11 D. WHITMAN, Proprietor
0 A Home Industry Institutions
GOOD WORK, PROMPT DELIVERY
WorK Called for Tuaiday Delivered Saturday
Josse & Bice,
Fine Parlors in connection. Day or
calls promptly attended to.
Day phono 273 Night 893
Main St, Independence, Ore
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European Plan Omit
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THE IMPERIAL HOTEL GO.
tnd WASHINGTON STS.
who handle the
Finest Butcher Stock
in Polk County are not giving away meat,
but nre selling it very cheap at their : : :
Independence Meat Market
Again the tide of emigration is
turned toward Oregon, In ad
dition to the regular train service,
twelve to fifteen cars wall
filled with homfHcektra are rolling
into Portland thin week. The
home nit-kern rnteg are in effect and
the colonist movement from (!hi
cage., M. Ivouid, St. Paul and Mis
souri river points is at its highest.
A large proportion of these oeoule
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re coming to stay. Many are in
fair circumstances; i-ome well to do.
They have come a long way and
are entitled to the best their money
1 They can find vast fctret
dies of land for stock ranges
(mid wheat in eastern Oregon: fruit
land in Warn) county and southern
Oregon; dairying in Tillamook; sal
mon at Astoria but if they would
locate in the county that excels in
all products they will have to
come to Polk, the Blue Ribbon
County of Oregon. Here they will
find land that has made this section
known as one of the hop centers of
the world. Here they will find
fruit land and grain land; here
Angora goats that are sought by the
National Angora Goat Association;
here Lincolnshire and Cotswold
sheep that find market at fancy
prices in other states; here the
finest breeds of Poland Cnina and
Berkshire swine, a tingle hog hay
in it brought as much as 1825.
Here are dairy and beef cattle, and
here is a good opening for the poul
try raiser. Here is to be seen the
successful growing of peaches,
pears prunes and other fruit. Here
ars being started large orchards ot
Knglish walnuts. Here a coun
ty well timbered and watered, a
county of river and rail transportation.
Polk is the county that year
after year, captures the premium in
competion with other counties of
the state for the excellence of all
its products. In Polk, is located
tho State Normal School and here
the public schools ranks with the
best in the state.
Folk's soil is fertile, her products
excellent and the opportunities for
the farmer, gardener, orchardist,
stock raiser, or man who would en-
e . I
gage in manuiucturing or oiner
business enterprises are many.
Independence is only 09 miles
from Portland and the new comers
will find daily trains running out
Portland to the Blue Ribbon
I jtMiiy On NrWMiijerN.
A little boy in a neighboring
town wa required to write an es
say the other day, so suyi the Gil
lespie (III.) Herald. "The News",
was hi subject and here is the result
"I don't know how the newspajer
came to lie in this world. I don't
thiim God doas, for ho hasn't got
nothing to say shout them, and
editors" is not in the liihle. 1
think the editor is one of the miss
ing links you write about, and stay
ed in the brush till after the Hood
then came out and wrote the thing
up, and has been hern ever since.
I don't think he ever dies. I
never saw one ueaci and never
heard of one gotting licked. Our
paper is a mighty poor one; the
editor goes without under clothes
all winter, don't wear no socks and
Pa hasn't paid his subscription for
WILL BE GRANTED
County Court' Will Grant Pe
tition for Opening; Road
Judge Coad and Riddell Guest of
NEWS FROM NEWPORT
A New Steamer Put on the New
port-Eureka Ron for Valley
"There is no use for me to see
further. I'm satisfied the road
should be built" were the words ad
dressed to Commissioner Riddell
by Judge Coad. standing on the
banks of the Willamette river op
posite Sidney, yesterday morning.
"I've been satisfied all along
that the road should be opened."
was the reply of Commissioner
Riggs. "We thank you for your
favorable consideration." was the
response of W. W. Percival
MCA G UK It H ATTKXTIOX
There will be a meeting of the
Improvement League Monday
night. Matters of vital concern
will be up and all members are
urged to be present. Meeting in
the city hall.
Rev. V. V. Edmonson has re
turned from picking hopa on the
PRICE STILL ASCENDING
Picking Over and Growers Getting
Ready for Next Year!
Tom Fennell has sold his hop
crop at 2, cents. The purchase
was made for Phil Neis by Ai;ent
Picking is practically over. The
Rose yard will be cleaned up today
or tomorrow. L. Damon who be-
. ; Ban late haa A Knot three rtara mYlr-
and ... . " J r
(Special irom Newport.)
Tuesday a new and welj
eqttipped ocean steamer steamed
into Yaquina Bay. She was built
at Eureka, Calif., this summer and
made this her intial trip, under
Capt. Boyd. Her owners, the Fay
brothers, gave her the name ''To
ledo" in honor of the county seat
of Lincoln county. The "Tolido"
has accommodation for 100 excur
sionists and 19 regular passenger?.
She is 122 by 22 ft; draft 9 ft; ton
nage 150; horse power 120. The
"Toledj will make regular trips be
tween Newport and Eureka, con
meting at the latter place with a
line of steamers going to Sau Fran
cisco, and will more than likely
carry a large portion of tne freight
shipped from theWillamitte valley
to California. The "Toledo" start j
ed on the return trip to Eureka
others present jng yei. w. u. uoy nas a few
Thus is practically settled the ! Bianain.& ei DUl tnere
matter of opening a road to the j Proce88,on i P'ers moving home
Sidney ferry from the Polk county !ward aI1 week havinS finished
gJde. ! lDir jaras neiore ine rain began.
Judge Ed Goad came over from! C. E. Fitchard shipped the first
Dallas Wednesday evening and j bi8 ,ot of hoP8 direct to the brew
yesterday morning he was joined iers- He shipped six car loads from
hereby Commissioner Wm. Rid-1 Eugene this week. The shipment
dell. They accepted the invitation was Iuade DP of 300 bales from the
of the Independence Improvement jCrcswell vicinity and 150 bales
League to view the route for a pro
posed road leading out from Sidney
on the Polk county side to the
Indedendence-Corvallis road. Two
carriages were provided and David
Calbreath, V. W. Percival, W. A.
Messner, August Sperling, and C.
D. Calbreath accompanied the
court. After observing the needs
of the people in that vicinity and
the country that would be opened.
up by building only a few miles of
road, the countv court's mind was
made up. In fact, Commissioner
Riddell, having knowledge of the
needs and resources ot that sec
tion has had his mind made up
Wednesday loaded with wheat, the since the petition for the road was
cargo comming up being coal
most of the Newportites are at
present burning this mineral.
County of the State.
(Jlmt lie's Gone.
en t-i s t r y
work will never fail you.
'rices most reasonable.
Al. Read, the brakeman on the
Corvallis & Eastern railroad, who
was shot in Newport several weeks
ngo, has gone away from that place
and his whereabouts is unknown.
Head was arrested at that lime
charged with assault with a deadly
weapon, and owing to the serious
ness of his wound in the neck and
fiiea inflicted by the marshal of
Newport, he was uot locked up but
held at the Bay View house, where
man was placed in charge to
trnnrd the so-called prisoner. Mon-
lay morning when his guard
awoke Read had gone, and a search
did not reveal his whereabouts.
The people of Newport and Lin
coln county are generally pleased
with Read's disappearance, as they
nought it unnecessary to put the
county to the expense of keeping
the prisoner and the cost of the
trial and his disappearance, it is
School Patrons Notice.
School opens next Monday Sep
tember 26. Pupils should bring
their report or promotion cards of
last year on Monday morning as
these cards assign them to their
The school building will be open
trom u to vz Saturday morning
24th, for the purpose of classifying
pupils who may wish to enter the
school for the first time, and to ac
commodate those who may wish to
Students entering the High
School must bring their eighth
Besides the necessary books for
his grade, each pupil should be
provided with pens, penholder,
leadpencil, composition book, a
pen and pencil tablet.
Parents and others are again aek,
ed for their heartv cooperation as
in the past in seeing regularity and
punctuality in the attendance at
All pupils should start the first
day. Parents can readily see the
importance of this as those that
start late in the term will not be
able to overtake the others. A
good start at school influences all.
We also ask your careful consider
ation of the monthly report card
which shall be sent to you at the
close of each month for your signa
ture. T.J. Newbill,
first presented. Judge Coad was as
prompt to decide after seeing for
himself the justice of the petition
ers. Commissioner beth Kiggs has
been indisposed for several weeks
and was nnable to make the trip
In the afternoon, the court made
a trip over the Salem-Independence
road to the Rickreall bridge. The
result of their trip was a decision
to have the approaches to both ends
of the bridge repaired, some gravel
put on the road south of the bridge
and an order for a fence recently
set out in the road removed.
It eal Estate Transfers.
said by them, will be a great relief I
On ten acres of the Hirschberg
place, J. A. Grigsby saved 1605
boxes of hops or a little over 160
boxes to the acre. Allowing
twelve pounds to the box this is
equivalent to 19260 pounds or a
little more than 1920 pounds te
C C Griffaet ux to C
lots in Monmouth, f 50.
E A Taylor et ux to Miller &
Alcorn, lots 1, 3 and 4, block 1.
W A Morehead et al to C G
Griffa, lots in Monmouth, $300.
John B Stump et ux to L A
Robinson, lots, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,
block 2, outlot3, Monmouth, $1300
Edna Schaffer to A G Roberts,
8.70 seres, t 7 s, r 4 w, $250.
C F Fisher et ux to C G Griffa,
lots in Monmouth, $1.
Ladd & Bush to J S Cooper,299.54
acres, t 9 s, r 5 w, $1.
Ralph Adams to M M Ellis, lots
1 and 2, block 22, Ellis add to
Dallas; also lot S, block 3, Levens'
LaCreole lid add to Dallas, $200.
M M Ellis et ux to Ralph Adams
10.22 acres, t 8 s, r 5 w, $1100.
J S Cooper et ux to Joseph Lam
pitt, 289 54 acres, t 9 s, r 5 w, $7000
C G Griffa et ux to C F Fisher,
lot in Monmouth, $1.
A F Courter et ux to J L and
Mary Wheeler, lots in Falls Citv,
Dave Dove harvested 8137 boxes
ou his Hirschberg yard.
A. G. Holden, representing the
Seavy fe Metzler firm of dealers
and growers, is in town.
Catiin & Linn have purchased
40 bales of hops from W. E.
Bevens and 45 lrom Mr. Batchelor.
They had contracts with each
grower, and the purchase was for
the amount each raised more than
Conrad, Leonard and John Krebg
have been at their Independence
hop ranch this week and already
have inaugurated active work in
getting ready to save 400 acres of
hops next year. They have begun
the work of hauling and distribut
ing trellis poles of which 10,000
will be required. The Krebs will
put in a saw mill of their own to
supply themselves with lumber for
buildiug purposes. John Krebs
left for Portland the middle of the
week to porchase mill machinery
It is the purpose of the Krebs Bros,
to put in a mill with a capacity of
15,000 to 20,000 feet a day. It will
oe located on the Dans ot the river
on their place. An engine of 50 to
00 horse power will be used and
the same engine will furnish the
motor power fot the big ranches
electric light system that will be
installed when the sawing is done
They will use in the neighborhood
of 1,000,000 feet of lumber.
W. J. Morrison will leave in a
few days for St. Louis. After vis
iting the Fair he will go on to
Perhaps the biggest hop"' mor
tgage filed iu Marlon county
is the one filed in the county re
corders office at Salem this week.
It covers 500 acres of hops and is
for $150,000. It is in favor of the
Ladd & Bush bank and covers all
the hop contracts of T. A. Livesiey
The yards embraced in the mort
gage are the following: Van Allen.
Zimmerman, Hugh R. Smith,
Charles Oberlin, Thomas Tweed,
M. and M. Mikkleson. S. O. Rue,
O. Vurseth, August Elton, J. F.
Bowen, T. A. Livesley & Co., John
and J, I. English, F. E. Mills, T.
L. Bonney, J. H. Paine, John R.
and Elizabeth Lewis, J. B. Ken
nedy, A. L. Kavanaugh. S. R. Tay
lor. Murphy, N. A. Sehnell, R. M.
Harding, J, Wolfard & Co., C.
Wbitlock, Jacob Siegfried, W. J.
and Isabella Steel, Detlaf Schemer,
Dick Harding, T. J. Hunt, John
ana xienry usternoiz ana jacoo
The mortgage was filed simul
taneously in Marion and Clacka-