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The SemU Weekly West Side Enterprise Only $1.50 a Year.
INDEPENDENCE, I'OLK COUNTY, OREGON, DECEMBER 9, 1904.
J, II. IIaWLKY, 1. L. CaMI'KKLL,
.resident. Vko President
1KA C. 1 DWELL, Cashier.
! Capital, 9SO.OOO
PiRitt-roH J. H. Hawley, I. L. Camplmll, I. M. Birapson, J, B. V.
jullr, John . Btump, J. A. Wlthrow, F. 8. Powell.
Transacts General Banklag and Kichnge buiineei. Drafts sold
,yiilabls throughout the Unlbtl stales and Canada.
THE INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK
CAPITAL STOCK, $50,000.00.
n HIKflllBRKa, PretkJ.nt AlTftAM KKL80N, VIm TrMlden
Mrs. Wolfe Offers to Take
Charge of Lewis and Clark
Exhibit For $800
Will Fumlah Her Own Help And"
Aaki Nothing For Personal
0. W.fKVIKE, CMhl..
DIRKCT0K8. H. HlrtchWf, D. W. hwim, H. F. Huiith, J. P.
A (nom) banking and ihaK builneM IranMctitd. Loant mmle. Bllli
Jlitotinlwi. IVimmansUI credit g ran tod. Jtopoaila noelfed on current account
nbjeet lochwk. ,
DAVIDSON & HEDGES
it6quAtn For '
Fine -Cigars, Tobaccos, Candies
piprt tn fodln varlrtv (ram cob
tobrWr-rool tad fl MwiKkiuro.
Sod FouoUlo (or tlx hot day.
You arc awayt wtlcom.
DAVIDSON & HEDGES
LIVERY, FEED AND BOARDING STABLE
I. W. DICKINbUri, rrop.
Good Rigs for Commercial Men a Specialty.
Good accommodations. Horses well fed. Fine
rigs. Horses Jwarded by day, week or month.
T,W,o,. JTo. 293 Independence, Oregon
THE MONMOUTH LAUNDRY
H. D. HITMAN, Proprietor
A Home Industry Institutions
GOOD WORK, PROMPT DELIVERY
WorH Called for Tudar 'dr
Bice & Calbreath,
Fine Parlors in connection. Day or night
' calls promptly attended to..
i l'hone 131
Main St, Independence, Ore
W. 1- DICK, Erubalmer and Funeral Director.
l MMTJCHMM. rm;
. W. KKOWLMJ, Mgr.
0I.OO 0I.SO .00
THE IMPERIAL HOTEL CO.
ind WASHINGTON STS.
. . OREGON
who handle the
Finest Butcher Stock
Independence Meat Market.
NEWLY EQUIPPED, MS LIGHTS, Slf 'HEAT,
ALL MODERN uuiHvtniLnu.Lu
Mm. Wolfe appeared before tbe
County Court Wednesday and
stated terms on which ahe would
lake charge of Polk county'a ex
hibit at the Lewis and Clark Fair
Her oiler ia to furr.inh her own
help, which consists of her daughter
(to to Portland April 1st, and tak
charge of the arrangement of th
exhibit and remain with it unti
the Fair clne, for theanm of $800.
She asks for nothing additional for
personal expenses. M. M. Elli
and Frank Butler of tbe committee
were present and discussed tbe
matter before the court. J.
Cooper, the other member of the
committee appointed to confer with
Mrs. Wolfe, was unable to be
The committee recommended tbe
employment of Mrs. Wolfe and the
report was adopted, though no
formal contract was entered into at
this setting of tbe court. One
reason for not fully closing tbe
contract ia the inability of the
Court to get a definite reply from
the Exposition authorities con
cerning space for a Polk county
exhibit. It is but proper that the
county bare a guarantee of suit
able space before beginning the
work of preparing an exhibit.
- To Organize Oranirea.-
Geo. W. McBee and Frank
Butler, are stirring the people of
Dallas to organize a grange.
At present there are but two active
granges in the county, Oak Grove
and Lewisville. There will be a
meeting of all tbe county granges
in Independence next month. Mr
Butler, district organizer, and Mrs,
Waldo, state organizer will be
present It is the purpose to
organize a local grange here at
that time. Polk with its many
agricultural interests should be
strong with grange organizations
Extracts From President Roosevelt's
Message to Fifty Third
There should be severe child-
labor and factory-inspection laws.
It is very desirable that married
women should not work in fac
tories. The prime duty of the man
is to work, to be the breadwinner;
the prime duty of the woman is to
be the mother, the housewife,
There are certain offenders, whose
criminality takes the shape of bru'
tality. The wife-beater, for ex'
ample, is inadequately punished
by imprisonment Probably some
form of corporal punishment would
be the most adequate way of meet,
ing this kind of crime.
It is the cardinal principle of the
forest-reserve policy 01 tnis ao
ministration that the reserves are
. j 1
for use. Whatever interteres wun
the use of their resources is to be
avoided by every possible means.
But these resources must be used
in such a way as to make them
The making or rarest reserves
within railroad and wagon-roaa
and-grant limits will hereafter, as
for the past three years, be so man
aged as to prevent the issue, under
the act ot June 4, 1897. of base for
exchange of lieu selection (usually
In connection with the work" ot
the forest reserves I desire again to
the Congress the un-i
u aw w - r - w
dent to set aside certain portions of
these reserves er other public lands
as game refuges for the preservation
of the bison, tbe wapiti and other
large beasts once so abundant In
our woods aod mountains and on
our great plains, and now tending
Tbt veteran of the Civil War
have a claim upon the Nation such
as no other . body of citizens pos
I call your attention to the great
extravagance in printing and bind
ing Government publications, and
especially to the fact that alto
gether too many of these public
linos are printed.
The attention of the Congress
should be especially given to the
currency question. Every silver
dollar should be made by law re
deemable iu sold at the ouiiun of
Good Americanism is a matter
of heart, of conscience, of lolty as
piration, of sound common sense,
hut not of birthplace or of creed.
Each mqst stand on his worth as a
man. and each is entitled to be
judged solely thereby.
The steady aim of the Nation, as
of all enlightened nations, should
be to strive to bring ever hearer
the day when there shall prevail
throughout the world the peace of
justice. There are kindti of peace
which are highly undesirable,
which are in the long run as de
structive as any war. The peace
of tyrannous terror, the peace of
craven weakness, the peace of in
justice, all these should be shun
ned as we shun unrighteous war.
If the great civilized nations of
the present day should completely
disarm, tbe result would mean an
immediate recrudescence of bar
barism in one form or another. A
great free people owes it to itself
and to all mankind not to sink
into helplessness before tbe powers
ot evil. '
It is cot true that the United
States feels any land hunger or en
tertains any projects as regards the
other nations of the Western Hem
sphere saye such as are for their
Our voice is now potent for
peace, and is so potent "because we
are not airaia oi war. xut our
protestations upon behalf of peace
would neither receive nor deserve
the slightest attention if we were
m potent to make them good.
No other civilized nation has,
relatively to its population, such a
diminutive Army as ours; and
while the Army is bo small we are
not to be excused if we fail to keep
it at a very hign grade ot pro
Above all else, we must strive to
keep tbe nignways oi commerce
open to all on equal terms; and to
do this it is necessary to put a
complete stop to all rebates.
I urge that the Congress care
fully consider whether the power of
the Bureau of Corporations cannot
constitutionally be extended to
cover inters tate transactions in in-
Entire Docket Disposed of or
Continued Until The May
Term of Court
Monmouth Damage Case Goes
Over Unless Tried by Stipulation
Under Another Judge
The National Goyemment alone
can deal adequately with great cor
porations. To try to deal with
them in an intemperate, destruc
tive or demagogio spirit would, in
all probability, mean that nothing
whatever would be accomplished
and, with absolute certainty, that
if anything were accomplished it
would be of a harmful nature.
Wherever the National Govern
ment has power, ther should be a
stringent employers' liability law,
which should apply to the Goyem
ment itself where the Government
is an employer of labor.
There is no objection to employes
of the Government forming or be
longing to unions; but the Govern
ment can neither discriminate for
nor discriminate against nonunion
men who are in its employment, or
It was three o'clock yesterday
afternoon, when all i ut one case on
the circuit court docket had been
finally disposed of or continued
for another term. The one remain
ing case was the someahat cele
brated damage case of Laura
Adkins against tbe city of Mon
Judge Burnett announced the
remaining can of A (I kin" va Mon
Diouili would be taken up. "If
Your Honor please," answered N.
L. Butler, attorney for defendant,
"There haa been much confusion
in getting this case to trial" and
Lawyer Butler went on to explain
tnat tbe opposing attorneys were
not present but as be understood,
were on the way from Salem.
The Court replied that if plaintiffs
attorneys were not present a non
suit conld be taken upon motion
of attorney for defendant. Mr.
Butler explained further concern
ing the arrangements to get to trial
and stated he was not disposed to
take any advantage of the oppos
ing attorneys. Either a non-suit
or continuance can be asked, stated
the court, but Lawyer Butler
answered he did not feel warranted
in asktng for either under the cir
cumstances. "Case is continued,
Bpoke the Court. ''Jury is dis
missed." ':.',' '
Thus ended the trying of cases
for this term and the long-drawn-out
case of Laura Adkins vs the
city of Monmouth, apparently no
nearer adjudication than it was
seven years ago.
Webpter Holmes, one of the attor
neys fot plaintiff in the case arrived
shortly after court adjourned.
Lawyer Holmes stated he had
been exerting himself to find out
when the case would be called and
under the supposition that it
would be Friday, the witnesses had
been subpoenaed to appear on that
day. .The court announced at the
opening of the term that tbe Mon
mouth damage case was entitled to
precedence, but might be deferred
by agreement of the attorneys to a
time of course within the present
session of court '
In order that the case may be
tried out without further delay,
the opposi ng attorneys are now
considering the matter of trying it
by stipulation before a jury in
Judge Galloway's court, or before
some other judge.
T. S. Garrison was found guilty
ef the larceny of a quantity of
caBcara bark. His sentence was
deferred until today.
Verdict for defendant in the
sum of $396.41 was awarded by a
jury in the case of L. . E. Knapp
vs M. J. Cunningham. The case
involved the delivery of logs by
defendant to plaintiffs ' mill.
After delivering a part of the logs,
defendant threw up the contract
and action followed.
Verdict for plaintiff in the sum
of $216.19 was awarded in the case
of A. C. Dimick ys the Johnson 1
Lumbering company. 1
in tne case oi k. . Williams vs
T. A. Riggs, involving the delivery
of hops, verdict was found for
defendant and damage amounting
The case of Thomas Burrows
vs A. Heise was dismissed for want
Judgment by default was taken
in the case of E. Bement & Sons vs
John Ebbe. '
The case of John Richard vs A.
tied out of court
The cases of II. S. Smith v- J. S.
Cooper, and John R. Dimick vs
James Plant, also Martin & Blod
gett vs Nixon & Dunn were con
tinued. The jury awarded plaintiff $4t
in the suit of A. S. Newton vs Wm.
The Court directed the jury to
find for full amount, $155, for
plaintiff in the case of U. G. Camp
bell vs Marie Konnaman. The.
claim was for commission as real
The case of H. B. Kelso va T. J.
Gilpin Henry Buffum et al was set
tled among the parties and did not
come to trial.
Iteal Estate Transfers
Julia A. Courter to II. C. Courter
Iotn in Falls ity?
H. C. Courier to Julia A.
H. Hirschberg to D. G. Dove;
159 82 acres in 8-4; $1.
Albert Newbill to F. P. Bevens
40 acres in t ,10 s r 6 w $400.
John Dorton to Henry A Dorton;
and wife; 1.93 acres in 8-6; $300.
Marriage license was issued to
Wm. II. Squires and Miss Jeannette
The new buildings under head
way in Independence are fast near-
ing completion. The Masonic build
ing on main street between R. M.
Wade & Company. and the Cream
ery is undergoing the last finishing
touches on the inside, and tbe first
floor will soon be ready as an
apartment for R. M. Wade & Com
pany. The residence of 8. B.
Walker on railroad street will, in a
short time be ready for occupancy.
The work on Thos. FennelFs ' new
bouse on 5th street is progressing
well. Dr. E. L. Ketchum is
having the building next to his
home, formerly a photograph
gallery, remodeled and will' be,
when finished, a neat little cottage.
Sperling Bros, have in front of
their place of business a new,
cement walk. P. M. Kirkland is
adding some nice improvements to
his broperty on C. street The
city also iias some new cross walks
which add greatly to the comfort
of the traveling public t
portance of authorizing the Presi- wn0 SMk to be employed under it Haldeman and F. Murrel was set.
Jno. Taylor returned from Cor
vailis last Saturday.
Joseph Brown shipped a car load
of hogs from Airlie last Wednesday
Mr. and Mrs. Haudsaker of Eu
gene returned home last Thursday
after a weeks visit with their
daughter Mrs. Bristow.
Mr and Mrs. J. A. McCann of
Suver .visited friends in Maple
Grove last Thursday.
Ira Williams is down with the
Claude Lewis returned from
Portland laBt "Saturday after de
livering a load of stock.
W. L. Arnold has been holding
portracted meetings at the Mont
gomery school house for the past
week. The meetings closed last
The new house ot R. M. Fowles
is last nearing completion, tnis
making one more building for the)
town and there are more in pros
pect Now is the time to go goose hunt
ing boys. Some of our neighbors
have the furs of twelve or fifteen
already this winter.
Prof. Palmer and his pupils will
giye an exhibition Friday eyening
December 16th at the B. F. Smith
hall in Lewisville. A short pro
gram will be rendered by the
school. Following the program will
be an old time honored basket so
cial, the ladies bringing the
handsome basket and the gentle
men the change.