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INDEPJEN NOVEMBER 29,1904. NUMBER 65
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POLK COUNTY BANK.
ONMOUTHf - OREGON
1 ii, Hawi ky, 1. L. Cami ukm., -.
resident. Vko President
Iha C. 1'owku., CftHhicr.
r!4 Cli. 110,000
rviuK.TOM J. Hawlry, I. L. Campbell, I. M. Hiropson, J. B. V.
John . Htump, J. A. WHbrow, K.8. Powell.
Tranaaot General UankUg and Kxclmng buttine. Drafts sold
,TaiIbIe throughout the UniU-d Htalwi and Canada.
Dynamite Explosions Betoken
An Increase Hop Acreage
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reticles at th puce ana nmiwm, . , ;
engaged in the hop bu-iinesi, Merely Doom rona wmpiw. Puhu.
THE INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK
OAITTAIj STOCK, S50.000.00.
itlRMllItFUU, f"riidVC" " AhKAM KEI-SOX, Vice Presides
H UlB C. W. IKVISK. Cashier.
P1RKCT0UH.-H. llMMi7w. W B?f: SmIU., J. P. Mode and
, iyBklB'andiiiaci trammeled. I-oam mtide. Bill
f I JXZ I- cS r&l erlliu aflat!. lliu on eam-ot account
r- m m m Ji
DAVIDSON & HEDGES
Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, Candies
, . lu- ..rfrf- cck Sod Fountain for lb bot 4ty.
DAVIDSON & HEDGES
cxpfft INDEPENDENCE, OREGON
LIVERY, FEED AND BOARDING STABLE
' I W. DICKINSON, Prop.
Good Rigs for Commercial Men a SPfJ
- Good accommodations Horns well
r pT Hone, boarded by day, week or month.
Telephone iVo. 29.7
H. D, HTTMAT V Proprietor
A Home Indu.trr Institutions
WorH Call- for T..-r D.llv.r.d 3atrd
Bice & Calbreath,
Fine Parlors in connection Day or night
calls promptly attended to.
Main St; Independence, Ore
,.. a Funeral Director.
W. I RICK, ."
t MMTJCMJIM, r
C W. KHOWLKJ, Mgr.
0I.OO 91. SO "
THE IMPERIAL HOTEL CO. .
who hndla i-
Fmwr Butcher Stock
but are teuw - , .r.
r-Mc Meat Market
NFW1Y EQUIPPED, GAS LIGHTS, STEAM HEAT,
-NEWLY tguHTtu, on .nNVfNIENCt8
csptured the nemocratio party re-
Enongh Dynamite In ThU Vicinity
to Shake Old Oregon At She
Was Ncrer Shaken Before
There baa been enough dyna
mite No. 2 distributed from Inde-
tenderiod tbia fall to level the
now-crowned peaks of the Caa-
cade mountains and blow western
Oregon Into the Pacific ocean.
The purpo.e to which the un
usually large quantities of this ex.
ploolvo is beinu uut, is the blowing
out of stump in the clearing of
linn land. The tuft enKu hna
demonstrated that he Willunietie
river bottoms are the choice hop
lands. Id order to Bet some of the
best of these lands in readiness for
a crop next year, trees and stumps
must be removed and with the ex
ception of a few stump pullers now
at work in this vicinity, the u of
dynamite generally has been adopted.
Two and a half tons have been
sold through Huston & Simon, and
the R. M. Wade hardware store
has disposed of over a too and a
half. On account of the danger at-,
tendina the handling of. th ex
plosive, the Wade stores have- de
clined to handje it direct npr do
fluston 4 Simon allow it stored at
their place of business awe the
disaster near here to young Baker
and MoCabe last spring. The hop
men merely order it throngn the
local firms and the purchaser
oulred to reoeiva 'it 't the depot
The railroad company, aa if referr-
nir all Doseible disasters to a cer
tain day of the week, ships dyna
mite to this station only on n-
days. On no other day of the
week can it be had.
Amon the heavy users of dyna
mite this fall are the Krebs Bros.,
R. Cooper, John Burton, W. J.
Steele, R. D. Cooper, Dave Dove
and Horet Bros. Only a few days
. isnn nnntainins a ton of
dynamite besides cape, was driven
tfcmnirh town, me avnamne was
protected from sudden jar by straw,
and tbere was no. misnap, ete
there would he none left to tell the
tale. The report or blasts is, ire
nnnt in this locality, suggesting
the bombardment. of Port Arthur
or recalling the accidental explos
inn lust snrine. Some very heavy
charees are used, particularly on
th Krebs ranch where the dyna
miters sometimes find it necessary
mi t in 30 to 40 rounds to blow
.... . .:mu iinmn. The Drice of
QUb Ding w v t"
j nhniit 14 cents a
and the amount useu on
single stump sometimes costs $5 to
T. was while thawing out dyna
mite preparatory to blasting out
.t.nmna that Curtis Baker and Gil
bert McCabe blew themselves into
-amitw on the 3rd of last March
They had about 100 pounds of the
explosive and its dweharge snooa
tha rth for miles arouna. i
, w rt.iiaa m Pnrrvdale. 13
leu i" w""""!
awrv. and at McCoy 18 miles
III1IV1 J '
Northwest. At Rickreall b
north, window lights were
Iliaava - -
broken out and at Salem and other
anross the river, the con
cussion was felt. The limbs of the
..r..,r.itA vnnni? men ere torn
.cr.A thir bodies otherwise mu
UU . -
r,A blown several rods
vnwinir this disaster tnere was
i .anti'mont in favor 01
a geuoi -
wi.lation regulating the use of
explosives and none were more
.,n.iin their aeeire ior
law requiring handlers of dynamite
to obtain license, from eome com
petent authority, than the . hop
men. A law of prevention it of nc-
avail after the thing to be tvoiaea
and he may be depended upon to
prepare and put through a meas
ure of public safety.
leading aMerry t'liaae
Wylie Williams of the Alrlie
neighborhood has been leading
Henry Bruer. carpenter at the re
form school a merry chase. Will
iams and another boy took French
leave of the school several days ago.
Farmer Loonev, superintendent of
the Reform School, dispatched Mr.
Bruer to Airlle, where William
formerly lived. Mr. Uruer could
hear of his quarry in various places
bot when he arrived the tad was
core. The lielorm &cnooi ouicer
came to believe aid was
Outlet For Logs From
Logs Loaded at Falls City May Be
Dumped in River Here Without
Change of Cars
A preliminary urvey, prej ara-
tory to the building of a boom pond
to receive logs from the gravel bar
spur of the S. P. Railroad has been
completed. The survey was made
by Mr. Haneon a civil engineer in
the employe ff the Southern I'nci
It provides for taking water from
the Willamrtt" river about a mile
, s 'und a ntiiirter above town and, f.l
being . . ' , ,...
extended the boy. Saturday he
cam into Monmouth with a boy
handcuffed, convinced the captured
boy had been lending aid to Will
iams. Not a word' of information
would the boy give op nor confess
he was party to aiding Williams
and Mr. Bruer released him.
'We have met the enemv," says
the Laddonia (Mo.) Herald (Dem.)
"and we are their meat Nine
congressman, the state ticket., tbe
state legislature, a United States
senator, eighteen electors and two
judges of tbe court of appeals.
Strong Ticket For Gty Offices
Named at Gtizens Meeting
Last , Night ,
Ail Ready ForGty Election To Be
Held in Independence Monday
For Mayor .
W. A. MESSNJBU v
J. R. CRAVEN,
' AUGUST SPERLIJiG
W. W. PERCIVAL
W. 11. WALKER
C. D. CALBREATH
W. G. 8HARMAN
Tha above ticker is the result of
a citizens meeting held in the city
hall laBt night for the puTpose ot
nominating caudidates for city offi
ces. . .
The city hall was crowded .with
voters and spectators, J. W. Kirk-
land called the meeting to oraer
and acted as chairman, U. L. Fra-
zer served as secretary, and VV ill
?om Pamnbell assistant The tell
ers were Joseph Hubbard and John
W. A. Messner was the only
name presented for mayor and he
was nominated by acclamation.
The rest of tbe ticket was selected
The ticket is considered a strong
one, made up as it is of sepresenta
Th firat three named for coun
eilmen, Craven. Sperling ( and Per-
civai are dominated to serve iwo
years each; the last two, Walker
and Calbreath to serve one year
! Ion-ins the roiir of th slough
passes under the elvatd portion
of tbe gravel bar spur and under
tbe bridge on C street thence on
into the river again. Mr Hanson
thinks the plan a very feasible one.
The expense entailed will not be
groat as the work will consist most
Iv of deepening the old slough
channel, widening it at a point
near where it passes under the
railroad. With this boom pond
constructed, timber loaded on the
cars at Falls City can be dumped
into the river here without a
change of , cars. This simple con
trivance in connection with the
newly built gravel bar switch of
the Southern Pacific, will afford an
outlet for timber that has been
readv for the markets fo years
The spruce, larch, hemlock and
softer woods can be dumped into
the river here and they will float
ihamMTM to the Duln mills at
rMrnn Civ The new mill to be
erected here will also be enabled to
eet logs by rail aa well as water.
DoutyA Simpson have been get-
tin their Iobb by water, but witb
the new boom, pond comjustea
there will be added a new source of
iuodIv and they will haya double
iutnnrance of never running out of
f.rVr mint be a very weak
man for it does seem, to me any
man who is a candidate and re
fuses to liive hia views upon the
party's policies and principles ia
little short of an idiot; and mo
who nominate such a man is It.
But what of the party's future?
The party is now in the hands of
the conservativep. (so-called) and
with their plutocratic ingenuity it
is no easy matter to drive the
money changers from the temple;
and where it's done thy a'e in
position to greatly aid tbe enemy
! as heretofore. Therefore, I am in
serious doubt of tbe Bryan plan of
reclaiming and re-organizing the
party. While the juemocraue
party is a name dear to many
and they would regret to-ast it
a,side for some other, yet under
present conditions it would he bet
ter to do so. I shall not be sur
prised to see the Democracy rally
ing under some new name and all
opposed to the special-privilege
clawp. The trufta and plutocracy
will join this new party and the
people will see more clearly than
for many years which is tneir
party, and for good government
I predict that four years more of
Republican rule will bring trouble
both domestic and foreign; trouble
within the party and outside it
This will bring on the most im
portant, exciting, bitter and hard
CnnnVifc nmaiH pti in 1 camnaisn in
WUfLU, .---r A o
our biBtory. : The people will pre
vail under this new name and the
old ship of atate will once more
sail aright and the people will
again sing the songs our Pilgrim
Fathers sang, and the Declaration
of Independence will be a bound
volume in every home.
D. W. Sear.
NEW PARTY, MAYBE
P. W. Sears, Democratic Warhorae
of Polk Gives View on Outlook
Editor West Side Enterprise:
The election returns show tnai
Democrats refused to support their
national ticket and that they either
stayed at home or voted some other
ticket. The vole for Rooseyelt is
but little if any more than the
strength of the Republican party;
hence there was no great numter
of democrats that voted for him.
It was plain to he seen shortly
after the St. Louis convention that
the rank and file would repudiate
the convention's action and it is to
their honor and credit they did so
forcibly. There had been a hard
and determined fight for the last
four years by the Cleveland plu
tocracy faction for control ot the
party. There had been money, de-
it and trickery used by them in
every otate and they succeeded in
getting control of the convention
which they conducted on tne any
thing-to- get- campaign- funds- and-
votea plan. But the dishonesty
and insincerity of that faction of
leaders were so plain and bold that
nnnnle could have no faith in them.
Had it not been for Bryan and his
rolleaeues forcing a compromise
platform, I don't think they would
have done much , better, than the
Paimer-Buckner ticket There is
ground lor suspicion that this tick
et was put out for the same pur
pose to wit: To elect the Repub
Mmt republicans all over the
; country upheld and talked lor tne
20 Per cent is Not Bad
. That twenty per cent and more
can be made, on Polk county hop
land without turning a hand to till
the soil is demonstrated by H. W.
Murphy. He purchased 214 acres
of the G. A. Wells place for $10,000.
H has leased the hop yard of
which there is about 28 acres, for
$2000 a year which yields ' him 20
per cent and he still has the great
er part of the farm left. With
onlv 40 acres in hops the pas
Mr. Wells' crop brought
him $14,000 at 28 J cents
tor his hops.
avail alter me vuiu8 rtannfl
has happened. Fortunately in this a salary of $8,000.
A Cabinet of Young- Men
Appearances indicate that the
intends to have a Cabi-
net of comparatively young men.
The rumor that Senator Spooner
would be made Attorney , General
may be disposed of by the fact that
that position has been offered to
Ex-Governor Black of New York.
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Knt aS 01S JW ymv i ; . ,
b.bl. th.t b. .ill Uk. lb. pl. j T-
Wong Poo Git
Weng Foo Git is a happy China
man. 118 nappiness Bpnuo
the promise of his father that h
may cut his queue off next month.
Wone Foo Git is the eleven year
old son of Wang Sing proprietor of
the Independence Restaurant ex
cept on rush occassions Wong Foo
Git is the head waiter. .Possessed
of all the prankish nature of a boy
of bis age and able to speak only
broken English he is not only a
waiter but entertainer of the res
taurant guests. Since Thanks
giving the restaurant is out of
printed menu cards and it is gooa
for digestion to hear the young
Chinaman call off the bill of fare-v
"You catch em beef steak, you
catch em fly chicken." An order
given and Foo is off for the kitchen
going through a cake walk perform
ance with his pig tail almost touch
ing the floor. The little fellow has
Kfin working from 9 o'clock in
the morning till two and three o
clock in the morning. He is very
anxious to enter school and bas
importuned guests to intercede with
his father until : Sing has finally
told Foo that he may cut on his
queue and start to school. He will
also cast eff his CbiDeee costume
and, what is perplexinjr. Foo now is
whether to put on long or knee