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West Side Enterprise
POLK COUNTY BANK.
J II. Hawlky, 1. I. Cami'ukm.,
l'rt'slilent. Vico President
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DihicTOH J. H. llawley, . L CampUU, I. M. Simpson, J. B. V.
lutltr, Jobn II. Htump, J. A. Wlthrow, F. H. Powsll.
TrtMftcU 0nrrl Itanklag and Kicbanga buinet. Drafts sold
Mailable throughout the United SUUt and Canada.
THE INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK
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DAVIDSON & HEDGES
Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, Candies
Pie ta.o4W v.rWly from e S FouoUto foe tb today.
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DAVIDSON & HEDGES
C STREET INDEPENDENCE, OREGON
LIVERY, FEED AND BOARDING STABLE
I. W. DICKINSON, Prop.
Good Rigs (or Commercial Men a
Good accommodations. Horns well fed. r e
rigs Horse boarded by day, week or month.
THE MONMOUTH LAUNDRY
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4? A Home Industry Institution
GOOD WORK, PROMPT DELIVERY
WorK CaIl.dforT..darD-llTT.d Srd.r
Josse & Bice,
Fine Tarlors in connection. Day or night
calls promptly attended to.
Day phone 273 Tight.393
Main St, Independence, Ore
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THE IMPERIAL HOTEL CO.
Finest Butcher Stock
My work will never fail you.
Prices most reasonable.
and Funeral Director.
INDEPENDENCE, l'OLK COUNTY, OREGON, OCTOHJEK 7,1904.
THE SIDNEY ROAD
Petition Allowed by County
Court In Session' at
Examined and Allowed.
Other News From the
"Ordered that said petition be
granted upon the petitioner! clear
ing the right of way for aaid road;
that laid road be etabihed at
located and aa described in the sur
veyors report, same profile and
plata be recorded as required by
law. Further ordered that Polk
county pay the ousts of the aurvey
of aaid road."
The above I the order made by
the county court, at the county
acat yesterday relative to the open
ing of the Sidney road, after re
citing that do damage would be
sustained by ownera of land
through which it would paai; that
it appears to be of sufficient pub
lic utility and should be establish
ed as a public highway.
Bills allowed by the court up to
last report before going to press
A J Syron, justice court .. .$
J II Eakin, roads and high
ways Viola Bedwell, pauper acct
Andrew Wolf, election
Capital Lumbering Co.,
W EGoodell, roads.......
TT KhnnA. roads. ..........
r 1 - - -
J J Williams, roads 3.50
Mr. M A Tetherow. Daaner
Glass & Prudhomme, cur
rent expense 14.62
H V Gates; court house. ... 10.00
Guy Bros, roads 12.10
t n VanOftdel. court house 15.00
w v r
McDowell Bros, roads
L D Gibson, roads ...... ..
A Lenstrom, rorda
B I Ferguson, roads
D K Brannon, roads . . . ...
J F Dickens, pauper acct..
Daniel Syron, court house. .
M A Embree, court house. .
Belt & Cherrington, current
J B Nunn, court house....
Robert Halton, court house
0 B Nunn, court house
A N Holman, clerk's office.
D G Meador, pauper acct . .
W 8 Cary, health officer . . .
ui v f!oad. Com. court. . . .
F E Meyer, assessor 78.00
Floyd Muyer, assessors oi-
WeBt Side Enterprise, cur
C E Huntley, pauper acct. .
S E Dodson, court house. . .
Tracy Staats, deputy sheriff
Andy Trent, janitor .
J p VanOrsdel, surveyor's
Vm Williams, surveyor's
a aM. surveyor's office
J L Caron, surveyor's office
i? m Smith, county clerk..
J E Beszley, treasurer. . . . . 62.50
C L Starr, school superin
Mrs F A Wolfe, extraordi
nary expense, not acted on. 168.75
Oregon Lumber Co, roads . . 19.95
M Mulkey, roads 28.50
F S Wilson, pauper acct. . . o.uu
Pedee Lumber Co, roads.. . 116.32
V A Wash, current expense 4.73
P,rv Connor, roads 30.00
J S Pettyjohn, roads 5.00
J T Ford, sheriii
Mrs V P Molson, roads 4.80
d t Vi i-nitda 5.13
H B Tbielsen, roads -w
Will Morrow, roads
n w WKitPftker. roads 3.84
J B Nesmith, roads 15.00
N L Burch, roads
Mrs Jasper Ellia. roads. . . . i
The per diem and expense claims
of the Dumber of the court are yet
to be audited.
The court awarded the contract
for placing additional metal fur
niture in the vault of the clerk'a
office to Glass & ' Prudhomme at
HEAf. K STATE TKANHfKKM.
L Parrish to Geo W Ha good,
87 acres in 1 7 , r 5; t.1.900.
Geo W Hagcod to L Parrish, lot
in Dallas $650.
ParthenlaE Compton to . 8 II
McElmurry land in 9-4; $1.
S II McElmurry to II W McEl
murry land in 8-4; $1.
8 H McElmurry et al to Nancy
D CautHorn land in 10-4; tl.
Same grantors to Mary Alexander
land in 9-4; $1 Same grantors to
Parthenia E Compton land in 9-4;
Mri II M Miller to C L Gentry
lota in Independence; II.
May Babbitt to Amy C Wilson
house and lota in Independence;
Emma J Smith to Geo A Wells
520 acres in 9-4; $10,000
Rena C Hart to E C Kirkpatrick
lot in Dallas; $1,000.
OFF FOR BAKER.
J. N. Hart, A Polk County
Product Will Change Res
idence to Baker Gty.
Hi Departure Leaves Vacancies.
Hi Official Career
J.N. Hart has decided to change
his residence from Dallas to Baker
He will leave for the eastern Ore
gon metropolis next week. Mr.
Hart has formed a law partnership
with Ex-State Senator Wm. Smith
who has been practicing law in
Baker and adjoining countioe for a
number of years. Politically, Mr
Baker is a populist or was, when
that party had influence in the
state. Of late years, his politics is
somewhat vague. As to legal
ability, however, Senator Smith is
one oi the strongest men in eastern
Oregon, or in the Btate. Naturally
he and Mr. Hart will fit together,
and should make a strong law firm.
One's success is measured by his
achievements. J. N. Hart started
out in Polk county a country school
teacher. He was elected county
school superintendent; was admit
ted to the bar and soon thereafter
elected prosecuting attorney for
the Third district. He served the
district for four years and the last
state convention nominated him as
one of the Roosvelt-Fairtanks
presidential electors. Mr. Hart is
also chairman of the Polk County
Republican Central Committee and
has been doing the work of deputy
prosecuting attorney for the county
under J. II. McNary.
His leavine the county will cre-
atr a vacancy in the chairmanship
of the Republican County Central
Committee and leave the county
without a deputy district attorney.
The necessity of electing a new
chairman will have to be taken up
bv the republican committeemen.
For deputy district attorney, there
r left, but two lawyers in the
countv of the same political faith
as Mr McNary. These are Judge
Coad and G. A. Hurley. As
Judge Coad "is enjoving a consti
tutional "lucrative" office the
chances for Mr. Hurley are good if
he wants the deputyehip. Air.
Hurley is studious, energetic and
ambitious and competent to make
an acceptable deputy diet rict at
Mise Ethel Waldo of the Waldo
Hills accompanied her mother,
Mrs. Clara W'aldo, on a'visit to the
Grange meeting here this week-
Topics of Interest Discussed at
County Meeting; this Week
Mrs. Clara Waldo State Lecturer
Present New Lodge to
Polk county Pomona Grange
met in Odd Fellows Hall at Inde
pendence Wednesday and elected
officers as follows.
I. M. Simpson, maeter.
W. O. Morrow. overser.
Mis. E. Fv Butler, lecturer.
Frank Butler, Stewart.
II. D. Staats, ast. Stewart.
J. C. White, chaplain.
W. H. Robertson, treasurer.
Clare Staats. gate keeper.
Nettie Williamson, Pomona.
Mrs. J. M. Simpson, Flora.
Mrs. Mabel Staats, Ceres.
Mrs. Sarah Staats, lady assistant
The grange will meet in Inde
pendence aeainlon the first Wednes-
Aaa in .fftnnarv. Installation of
officers will take place at this meet
ing. ' Mnch interesting and useful
discussion took place at Wednes
day's meeting. State lecturer, Mrs
Clara Waldo waa present and gave,
an entertaining and instructive
talk as she always does. Grange
topics generally were covered.
Though the attendance was not
large there was enthusiasm at the
meeting and it is now proposed to
organize another grange in Polk
county and it is to be at Inde
pendence, The work of getting it
started devolves upon Deputy
Frank Butler and he will be assist
ed by Mrs. Waldo, which assures
success, rolk county once
had fiue granges but the
list has dwindled to two.
Mono Grange at Lewisville
and the Oak Grove Grange
are the live ones. Salt
Creek Grange has not surrendered
its charter but is inactive. Mono
and Oak Grove are both strong or
ganizations, made up of some of
.. f .... '.'A' J
the county 8 Dest cuizensmp nu
with these as a nucleus, the officers
hope to get other lodges started in
the Blue Ribbon county of Oregon.
Present from Mono Grange at
Wednesday's meeting were:
F. M. Smith, H. D. and Mrs.
Staats, B. F. Smith, Mrs. Clare
Staats, Miss Eva Staats, Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Robertson, Mr. and
Mrs I. N. Simpson, F. A. Link'
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Butler.
From Oak Grove; J. C. White,
W. O. Morrow, Mr. Wilson, Joe
Ilirschberg. John Osborn.
From Macleay Grange, Clarion
county; Mrs. Clara Waldo, state
HOP MARKET QUIET
Only One Sale. Since the Latter
Part ox Last Week Reported at
The hop market has been quiet
in Independence the past few days.
Buyers have not been so eager to
buy nor growers anxious to
sell. The buyers, many of them at
least are waiting for advices from
their firms and renewed activity is
liable to break out in the hop mar
ket any day and any hour of the
Geogre Dorcas purchased the W.
P. Beyens lot, 80 bales at 30 cents.
The crop was held on option by
Seavy tJMetzler at 28 eents.
The Oregonian published
through misinformation that H.
Hirschberg. had sold 500 bales
Hirschberg has sold none of his
Proceedings of the city council
Tuesday evening are unavoidably
crowded out and will appear in
NUMBER 5 0
Just a word about the Pilot
Knob mines from which I bavo
jut-t returned iu Nevada.
Th P. K. and Alberta mines are
beinx nushed with all the vim that
any set v( practical miners could
do. The P K has 190 feet of tun
nels. The main tunnel along the
vu is 100 feel. The rein is known
aa shait ledge. This ledge or vein
is about 4 feet wide. Its walls are
shale and pointed lime. At the
entrance of ihe main tunnel is a
20 foot shaft containing the same
vein. A night aud day shift is
driying away at the tuunel as well
aa stopping the ore from a drift
leading from the shaft. The ore
is being sacked and run out on
platforms for transportation to the
mill. This mine is fully equipped
with car facilities and blacksmith
shop with 350 feet of vein. The
assay formerly made by J. H. Fisk
assayerof Portland gives $2280.
While tbis rock was selected, the
mill test gives $50 in gold besides
$19 to the ton in concentrates. In
connection with the company's
claims, the Alberta is a very good
claim owned by the same people
In former days this mine had been
worked by making a shaft througn
a body of ore at the depth of 60
feet. The Oregon corporation list
ed this property last year and ha
run a drift from the main tunnel
to an ora body, the size and com
nosition of which constitutes one
among the greatest ore producers
in the Osceola mining diBtnct.
The ore taken from this body is
claased by expert miners as being
high grade ore. From its out crops
great boulders of quartz containing
gold, lead and silver have broken
off and lie distributed along the
hill BiaeS. Al a jmu icru mm
makes $15 iu gold. Huge nuggets
have been extracted from thia
Four miles of trail has been
made to the different mines besides
a survey for a pipe line and wagon
road to P. K. and Alberta. The
flume facilities are excellent, being
about 1 mile in length giving 200
feet fall. The unusual scarcity cf
water this season has somewhat re
tarded operations as the mill has
not run more than half of the time
since August the 18th causing the
ore to pile upon the dump that
should have been milled.
J. E. RHODES.
; At RickVeall, Wednesday. Octo
ber 5, Miss Bertha E. Holmes,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James P.
Holmes, to William A. Goeser of
Portland. The marriage ceremony
was performed by the ,Rev. W. H.
Heppe. ot the M. E- church at
Salem, in the presence '. of a large
party of invited guests. Miss Anna
Brown acted as bridesmaid and
Homer Holmes, " brother of the
bride, as best man. The wedding
march was played by Miss Ella
Brown. An elaborate wedding
supper was served after which the
wedded couple left for Salem mid
showers of rice. They will reside
The government land offices of
Oregon are at Burns, La Grande
Lakeview, Oregon City, Roseburg
and The Dalles. A summary of
the figures from these offices ap
pearing July 1, 1903, show the
total area of state lands at 61,277,
440 acres; of lands appropriated,
25.369,824 acres; reserved area,
12,801,800 acres; total amount of
vacant lands, 23,105,816 acres;
total surveyed lands 17,182,740
acres; unsurveyed lands. 23,105,816
acrrs. The clerk of the State,
Land Board will supply detailed
information regarding the acquis
ition of public lands. There are
250,000 acres of school land avail