Only StJoTrr ar. West ide Enterprise KLKVKNTH YEA It. INDEl'KNDKNCE, 1'OI.K COUNTY, OKKGON, ftEPTKMHSK 27. 190i. NUMBER 47 POLK MONMOUTH, J.H. COUNTY BANK. Incorporated. OREGON Uawi.ky, President. lit a C. I'owr.Li,, Cnnliier. ri Ct, 180,000 1'. L. CAMTItKM., ico l'roHidcnt I)mTOK--J. II. Hawley, P. L CamplM-ll. I. M, Fiuipnon, J. J5. V iulK John H. Htuuip, J. A. Withrow, V, H. Powell. SCHOOL BEGINS Record. Breaking; Attendance at Opening of Public and High School. Trimclii OiinTUlnkli.K ml Kxihanp l.uinen. yiltil throughout tlio Uitd Huimi and Canada. Drafts sold THE INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK OAPITAL 8TOOK, S50.000.00. H lIIItsHllKlUi, hrMidnitU AliKAM NKI.frOS, Vi.o 1'rci.l.lwn C. W.IKVINK, Cut.irr. DtKFtTOIE.S.-Ml llir l.irf, i).V. N-ara, II, K. Kmilh, J. V, Khodo. and A. Ni'lxni. A (nrral banking- ti4 trliatijfn luiiiM tran.ndod. Lnn miul. Ullli aWmiUxl. t Vtimticrdal rrwtlU gianM. I Vjkmiu x?II on ctiwut account DAVIDSON & HEDGES - llttdunun For -i- Fine Ggars, Tobaccos, Candies i Not Houses In Independence to Ac commodate Those That Would Patronize School The Iiidepndnce public and high school opened yesterday with the larget.1 tirl day attendance in tha hiflory of tho schools. There are today 200 in school and ar? other yt to enlr. Yentwrday wn organization day and today everything moves with the regularity of clock work. Each pupil has been aemigned to his or bur proper grud and teach era have organized tho duties in their respective rooms. , Under the direction of Prof. T. J. Newbill the Independence public and high schools have been built up to firm place among schools . of similar character in the. state. This is Prof. Newbill's third year at tho head of the Independence echools. He has the asuist- ers, and the advantages of Indepen dence from ari educational stand point are becoming widely known. The high school department bus proven a drawing card, thirty students already having enrolled for the advanced work. The high school department draws from persons wanting to move in Suver, Highland. American Bottom i send their children to school. peudtttice. There are now threejfarn Dies camped in the grove, in order tu send their children to tha Inde pendence schools. Others are look ing for houses to rent. It is not ex aggeration to state that fifteen to twenty homes could be rented to to THE HOPjJARKET Buyers a Plenty and Some Safes Made Yesterday and Today in Independence. and Willumina districts. f V V 1 35 rrlueipul T. J. Newbill Pipi la ttutitm vnrtrty fom cob to bfitr-root nd liiim Mwnctuum. Sod Fount in fur tlx hot day. You r awiyi welcome. The opening of the schools em phasizes more thau ever the need ance of a strong corps of teach-j of more residence property in Inde- Tho faculty end grade to which each is assigned follows: Prof. T. J. Newbill, principal, 9th and 1 Oth grades,35 pupils. Prof. (J. X. Murdock ,7th and 8th grades, GO pupils. ' Miss Iva Burton Clh grade, 25 pupils. Mims. Maude Cox. 5th grade, 35 pupils. Miss. Ada Aldrich, 4th grade, 35 pupils. Mies Adona Cochrane, 3rd grade 34 puuils. Mi Leota Foster, 2nd grade. 28 pupils. Mr. Mary Tuck, 1st grade, 40 pupils. The personnel of the school board that by its care in the selec tion of teachers and looking after tite school interests of the district is as follows: Dr. E. L. Ketchum, chairman; A. S. Locke and David Hodge. Cat'gramss to the Portland Ore Ionian Indicate a Shortage in England. DAVIDSON & HEDGES C STREET INDEPENDENCE, OREGON ( J I LIVERY, FEED AND BOARDING STABLE I. W. DICKINSON, Prop. Good Kigu for Commercial Men a Specialty. , Good accommodations. Horsus well fed. Fino . rigs. Hore boarded by day, week or month. Telephone Xo. 29,1 Jiuli'ipetulrnce, Oreyon THE MONMOUTH LAUNDRY IL D. WHITMAN, Proprietor x?A Home Industry Institutions GOOD WORK, PROMPT DELIVERY OUR WATCHWORDS WorK Calld forTi.clr Pfd Josse & Bice, UNDERTAKERS Fine Parlors in connection. Day or night calls promptly attended to. Day phono 273 Night S93 ' Main St, Independence, Ore W. IIICI-; KnilwlBifr and Funeral Director. at muWuU S lfaB Wwl INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC AND HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING. LARGEST ON RECORD iMKTJCHJtM, le- W. KHOWLBJ, Mgr. Munptan Plan Onl 01.00 0I.SO -00 THE IMPERIAL HOTEL CO. SEVENTH and WASHINGTON 5TS.R3 Zl PORTLAND, - - " OREGON I Trust Deed of the E Clemen Horst Co. Also Filed in Polk for $400,000. . 9 SPERLING BROS who. handle tho Finest Butcher Stock in Polk County are not giving away meat, but are selling it very cheap at their ... Independence Meat Market Den t i'stry work will never fail you. Prices most reasonable. DR. NEIIRBAS, Monmouth, Over Postoffice. I Thursday J Friday Saturday Thursday there was filed for re cord in the office of the county re corder cf Marion county t.he largest docuniont ever recorded in that of fice and one that carried the largest fee over collected by the re norder of Maridn county says the the Statesman. This document was a deed of trust made and executed by the E. Clemen Horst Company, of New Jersey, in favor of the Mercan tile Trust Company of San Fran cisco, Cal., merging all the property of the former company in Marion, Tolk and other counties of Oregon, and in"California, and in British rinlnmbia. into one sole deed of trnat. The property consists of ma and personal property. The amount of the deed is four hundred thousand dollars, and is the largest consideration ever set forth in any single document ever recorded in Marion county before. The fee for recording the docu ment was the largest ever received from the hling ot any single instrument also, being forty five dollars. This document rather overshad ows the mortgage filed in the case of T. A. Livesley Co. to the Ladd & Bush bank. Institute Dates. The following is a list of the county teachers' institutes in the several counties for which dateB have been set: Bijrns, Harney county, October 6, 7 and 8; Prine ville, Harney county, October 12, 13 and 14; Inland Empire meet ing, 1'endleton, umatuia county, October 19, 20 and 21; Hillsboro. Washington county, October 26, 27 and 28; Salem, Marion county, November 2, 3 and 4; Baker City, Baker county, November 3, 4 and 5; Ontario, Malheur county, Noy- ember 9, 10 and 11; McMinnville Yamhill county. November 16, 17 and 18: Albany, Linn county November 21, 22 end 23. , HOME OPPORTUNITIES What One Man is Doing Who Recently Dropped in From California. Pomona Grange Meeting1. The Polk County Pomona Grange will meet at Independence on V edneeday Oct. oth., at 10 a m. The election of otEcers for the ensuing two years and other lm portant business to be transacted AH fourth degree members are re quested to be present. The lectur er of the state grange Mrs. Clara II. Waldo will be present F. M. Smith, Master. Miss Mollie Scott who has been teaching in Washington, returned to Eugene to-day. Miss Scott will attend the Univesity of Oregon again this winter. Mr and Mrs. J. F. Eshelman cf Seattle, Wash, spent a few days in Arthur Carrier arrived in Inde pendence from Santa Cruz, Cal. two months ago. He purchased 18 acres of wooded land across the river from town and has since been offered $1000 for the same land. Mr.Carrier has no thought of sell ing. Such land he says in Califor nia would sell for $500 an acre. The tract has 1500 cords of wood and when cut off the land will raise anything grown in toe valley. ' It is Mr. Carrier's purpose to clear his land and make a park that will be ready for the pleasure seeking publio next spring. A bowery dance hall will be maintain ed boats willbe kept for rent and re freshments served on the grounds A band will also be employed. Mr. Carrier has no misgivings as to the success of of his project. The lat ter part of the past summer he pur chased two boats and thev were busy from the time they were put on the riyer. Mr. Carrier is pleased with his new Oregon home. He is in correspondence with Santa Cruz people, a number of whom will be here in the spring. Hop buyers have been numeroue and Hciive in Independence yester day and toduy. Yesterday there was Shucking & Durbin. Ituss Catlin, L. L. Lachmuml, George Dorcas, Al Iloiden, Mr. Johnson, representing Phil Nfie, Mr Frar.ier, representing Ed Herrtii. Mr. Mc Cleland representing Koi Neis and the Krebs Bros. Local rep resentatives of outside buyers have also been on the alert, Today Ralph Williams is amonir the buyers. Up to the time of going to press sales have been as follows: Mark Scrafford to Krebs Bros., 45 bales at27 cents R. H. Mc Carter crop to Krebs Bros; price not given. .Nearlv ail the hops in the vicinity of Dallas. The price reported from there is 27 j cents. Mr. Johnson, representing Phil Neis, weighed up and accepted Tom Fennell's hops yesterday. It was the most even lot of hope as to . quality. Mr. Johnson reports, that he ever weighed. E. M. Young today purchased 38 bales from the Ireland Bros, at 28 cents. Ralph Williams purchased last week 29 bales from James Ted row 27 cents. Williams has also purchased The Sam Orr and Nelson crops. 1'rice not stated. The Walker Broa. have under consideration an offer of 27 for 270 bales. A cablegram to the Oregonian Bays: English crop will not exceed 275,000 cwt. Market advancing. Growers will not sell." A cable from Manager Henley, put theyield at 280,000 cwt. Commentineon the cable news, a leading (hop man says: ''These figures show that the English crop is the smallest since 1882. In that year hops went up to $1.25 per pound. There was con siderable surplus carried over then from the year previous. This year there is practically no! carry-over stock on hand. What is to prevent hops going as high as they did in 1882, or even twice as high? The Oregon growers have the situation in their own hands, lhey can keep prices down to the present figure by Belling, or by holding they can pnt the market up almost wherever they want it." "It was learned yesterday that Herman Klaber & Co., of Tacorna, brought 1100 bales in California at 26 J and 27$ cents, which leaves only 6500 bales in first hands in that state. Klaber also bought several lots in Eugene at 27 cents Phil Nets, of this city, yesterday paid 274 cents for 100 bales at In dependence and a number of smaller sales were also reported, "A private letter received, yester day from C. S. May & Co., of Albany, N. Y., said the crop of that state would amount to 60.000 7 bales." Mr. J. V. Meeker who has been visiting in Independence the past two months left Sunday for Tacorna, Wash. Miss Bessie Butler was a passen- ge to Portland Monday. DIED Chas. Bollard editor of 'Te Wren" a email story paper pub- iebed at Milwaukie, Ore, was in CLODFELTER Paloma, the in fant daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Clarence Clodfelter died in In dedendenoe Sunday morning sept. 25, of cholera in fan tarn. Interment wi had in tt"T, O.