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INDEPENDENCE, I'OLK COUNTY, OIIEGON, FEBRUARY 10, 1905.
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DsmtcTM-a J. II. Hawley, p. L. Campion, , M. Simpson, J. B. V.
f0Ur, John 11. Blump, J. A. Wllhrow, F. 8. Powell.
Transacts General HankUjr and Kxcbange Iub1dw. Drafts sold
liable throughout the UnlUnl KUlei and Canada.
THE INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK
O STOCK, S50.000.00.
1 BIR1IBKKU, President. AURAM NELKON,.Vic Prwiden
0. W.IRVIKE, CwhUr.
BISECTORS. II. HireMirf, D. W. Bft.lTrrimilhr J. P. Rtxxlei end
A Mrl heeklng end eirhange builneM trmiiMotod. Uni mnde. Bill
Moaaiwl. Commercial credit grntd. Dcpoaltt rewired oo current aoooant
He( to check.
GOOD ROADS MEETING
DELD AT DALLAS TUESDAY
Supervisors and Others Interested Keet and Discuss Ways
And Means by Which Polk County Roads
Could Be Made Better.
Judge Coad stated Tbat In Levy Just Made, Tbere Would be No Allowances
For Eoad Machinery and Tbat tbe Court fas
Not in Favor of Investing
DAVIDSON & HEDGES.
4 Ikkdquutm For -
Fine Cigars, Totaccos, Candies
Ptprt ia e4t vertrtv Irarn cue
tobrttr-root iod (locii Merrtcbeum.
Soit Fountain lor lh hot dtyi.
Yon m away wcUom.
DAVIDSON & HEDGES
UVERY, FEED AND BOARDING STABLE
I. W. DICKINSON, prop.
Good Rigi for Commercial Men a Specialty.
Good accommodations. Horsoa well fed. Fine
rigs, lloraea boarded by day, week or month.
THE MONMOUTH LAUNDRY
H. D. VH1TMAN, Proprietor
A Home Industry Institutions
GOOD WORK, PROMPT DELIVERY
WorH Called for Tueiday D1WI Saturday
Iey or Ntghl CaKa Promptly attend
ed to. Floe Parler In Connection.
An Ks perlencwl Udy AanUUnt.
v i nirv llmbalmer and Funeral Director.
W hJSSS by W Stat. Hoard Of itealtb.
BICE 6 OILPRC1TH
t MM TSCHJtM, Pr:
. KIOWlBt. Mgr.
01.00 01.00 $t.oo
THE IMPERIAL HOTEL CO.
SEVENTH and WASHINGTON STS.
- - OREGON
NEWLY EQUIPPED, GAS LIGHTS, STEAM HEAT
- ALL MODERN CUNVtNitnww
10. T. CO'S. STEAMERS
POMONA, ALTONA, OREGONA
Independence for Albany
r. 8 P. M; for Corvallis, Mon
eys, Wednesdays, Fridays, and
Wdaya at 8 P. M.
j Independence for Portland
G. A. HURLEY
Attorney at Law and
Collections Promptly Made-Titles
. Eat Side Main Street,
Indicpkndencb, : Obwkw
A meeting of the supervisors and
others Interested in "Good Roads"
waa called to order by Judge Coad
in the Court House at Dallas at
10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning.
The supervisors present were:
J. II. Mill key, of North Monmouth;
J. N. Jones, North Independence;
John Farley, South Dallas; A. It.
Southwick, Eola; Jake Becker,
Buena Vista; J. B. Tea!, Falls City;
Monroe Mulkey, South Monmouth;
James Boydston, East Dallas; R.
R. Riggs, Bridgeport; J. J. Buhler,
Ballston; 0. E. Taylor, North Dal
las; J. D. Slagle, McCoy; Ira Yo-
cum, Butler; J. A. Hanam, West
Lockiamnte and C. H. Crawford.
The meeting was opened In the
county court room with County
Judge Coad and Commissioner
Riddell in their accustomed chairs.
Every seat in tbe room was oo
copied by supervisors and specta
tors and standing room was utilia
ed. A Mr. Bonis, representing
Portland firm that selhrock crush
era, graders, rollers, scrapers and
other road building material, was
present II. Hirechberg of the
& M. Railroad and Lou Gerlinger
of the Dallas & Falls City Railway
were also on hand. A special mo
tor carried twenty-two people from
Independence and the Luck'amute
country and a Dallas & Falls City
train brought down forty-two from
Falls City. People also came in
from Rickreall and other portions
of the county.
JUDGE COAD'S VIEWS.
Upon calling the meeting to or
der Judge Coad stated that on the
first of next month there will be
outstanding $30,000 in warrants
against the county; that there had
been talk of a rocfc crusher and
machinery that goes with it but
that In the levy just made there
was no allowance for such purpose
and that tbe court was not in favor
of investing in that way at this
time, preferring to wipe out the
oonntv debt: that the purpose of
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the court in calling the supervisors
together was to discuss the beet
methods of road building under
present conditions. "It is a kind
of experience meeting to work up
more interest in road work" said
the Judge. u ou pay the tax and
you UBe the roads."
mb. deals' talk.
After the County Judge's intro
ductory talk, Mr. Beals, agent for
road machinery, did most of the
talking. Mr. Beals began by say
ing that crushed rock is the only
material with which to build per
manent roads. A roller is essen
tial to go with a crusher ho said,
but in some places a good road
may be made without the roller.
The cost of a crusher be estimated
at $3000; engine to run it with,
$900 to $1000; cost per day of op
erating the crusher $22.50. Rock,
he thought, might be crushed for
25 cents per yarc.
Mr. Gerlinger of the Dallas &
Falls City Railroad stated he had
conferred with W. E. Coman of the
Southern Pacific and thought rock
could be delivered from points on
toe jJallas & Falls City road to
different parts of tbe county along
tbe S. P. line at an average ot $1
per yard freight tariff.
AsKed it the same rate would be
given on gravel Mt. Gerlinger re
plied tbat it would not for tbe
reason the Southern Pacific wanted
the gravel for its own use.
Supervisor Mulkey of the North
Monmouth district who has had
twelve years experience in road
building and has about 14 miles of
the best road in the county, itave
it as the result ot his experience,
that a road must be graded above
high water mark; that it should be
graded three feet high in the cen
ter; that it is essential to keep
drain ditches open;, tbat fine gravel
is more lasting than coaree; that
it costs 75 cents to haul a load of
gravel 2 miles.
Frank Butler, after waiting twen
ty years for the opportunity, told
the court that Polk county has no
roads. They are only rights of
way. Mr. Butler acknowledged
surprise at the court's announce
ment that no money would be in
vested in rock crushers this year.
"Why," said Mr. Butler, "I thought
that is what we are called together
for." He favored the county going
in debt for a crusher.
, A committee) was appointed to
report in the afternoon upon the
number of graders needed by the
county and the meeting adjourned
On account of the size of the
crowd, the afternoon session was
held in the circuit court room.
During the afternoon session,
which was short, Judge Coad was
conspicuous by bis absence. He
failed to show up.
Commissioner Riddell presided
and Commissioner Riggs was pres
ent The committee appointed in
the forenoon reported in favor of
the county purchasing one grader
for every three road districts.
MR. BUTLER'S RESOLUTION.
Mr. Butler, the rock crusher
man. onerea tne louowing resolu
"That it is the sense of this
meeting of supervisors and other
tax-payers that our county should
forthwith buy and set to work a
rock crusher and also provide 4.
borse graders, one for each two
road districts in the county."
Upon an aye and no vote being
taken, the chair decided in favor of
the ayes. "Division," was called
for by Commissioner Riggs, but
the request was not observed. It
was announced that Benton county
has a crusher for sale that might
be had cheap and also that one
could be had from the Clackamas
county court. This suggested to
Mr. Butler that the court might
advertise for all the old junk ma
chinery for sale in the country.
Upon motion of Supervisor Mul-
i i i
key, tne court was aiso rnqueeieu
to purchaee a roller. Mr. Beals,
after due apologies, continued his
talk on road machinery at the
Applicant For Certificates.
There a-e seventy-nine appli
cants for certification who are
taking tbe teachers' examinations
at Dallas this week. Tbe number
of applicants fur first grade certi
ficates is three; for second grade,
nine; for third grade, eleven; for
primary, one; and for state certifi
Tbe Motor is making special
trips this week, leaving Monmouth
in the morning and returning i
the evening, talcing oyer almost
fifty students who are attending
Rogers Creek The cf
Lehia Er.i kzi Cst
away with $9.0
Girl Was Sent Home
a wmte gin, saia to m ot good
family, followed the negro min
trels from Albany to Independ
ence. Parties here took an in
terest in the girl and prevented
her meeting with her colored para
mour, though repeated attempts
were made by the Ethiopian to see
the girl. Upon reaching McMion
ville, transportation was wired
back in the endeavor to get the
girl to follow the ehow on to that
point. Tbe girl, apparently peoi
tent, was sent back to her home
Had the parties protecting her
from the negro here, let the affair
be generally known before tbe min
strels left town, the show would
have been shy one or more ne
groes. . '
POLK LARGELY REPRESENTED
er of Polk County People Re
celve Patents Issaed Tbrooga
Patents have been issued through
the Oregon City Office in favor o
tbe following-named applicants
Roeana Baker, Charles E Shaw,
Warren J Ferguson, Adelbert , E
Martin, Albert Harrington, Ralph
E Williams, Walter C Belt, Wil
liam Ryan, Harriet B Lacey, Wil
Ham Wardle, Pearl Cooper, Carrie
C Hubbard. Harry Debord, Ora
Dell Ireland, Minnie Ireland, Jo
seph E Hubbard,, Lindley Brown,
John McCaleb, George E Brey,
James 0 Smith, Essie G Robertson,
Willard W Ireland, Charles BiL
yeu, Zenos G Ames, Herbert C
Jordan, Mary Lemke, Charles 0
Lee, Thomas Payne, Cornelius
Sullivan, Joseph H Roberts, Henry
Stuhlman, Antwine Dupray, James
Mizener, John Holland, Olive K
McCracken, George E Pusey, Alex
ander W Courtney, Jasper D Rolfe,
Michael Bilyeu, Moses Mansion,
William H Vaughn, Perry " Bilyeu,
Carrie A Bailey, Ernest C Kirk-
patrick, Samuel E Irvine, Pearl L
Hedges, Henry Hildebrand, George
L McMurphy, Alvin Robinson,
Vincenz Jacob, Mary L Ortschild,
Andrew Petterson, Mary. Rosen
berg. Isak Hansen, June B , Noyes,
John L Campbell, William R Mc
intosh, Daniel P Ross, William H
Jenks, Frank G Barton, Sarah L
Nelson, Estella A Atterbury,
Bernard H. Trumball, Edward H
Kingsley, William H Conyers,
Julius Thibert, Louis J Maynard.
A lieu land patent in favor of
the California & Oregon Land
Company by Frederick A. Krebs
was also received.
Arrested At Chebalis.
A Portland pair, Dr. Geo. R.
Cowles and Mrs. Lulu A. Evans
were arrested a few days ago at
Chehalis, charged with a statutory
offense. Mrs. Emma R. Cowles,
wife ot the doctor, made the com
This couple was in Indepen
dence for several weeks during the
Fall, and were known as Dr. Koltz,
Osteopath and Madam de La Bru-
yere. rney were accompanied Dy
the Madam's little daughter.
Misery loves company, but the
company doesn't always lecipro-cate.
Institution Was Folly Protected
Insurance. Local Parties are
Suspected By Citizens
Robbers cracked the Bank of
Lebanon safe and got aray with
almost $9000, all tbe money there
was in the bank. Local parties
are suspected. There is great ex
citement in Lebanon.
' Entrance was gained to the bank
building through the door of tbe
office of Dr. Booth, in the rear of
the bank. Tbe robbers bored
through the main safe and then
cracked the inner safe with some
explosive. Before cracking the
safe they secured about 100 pack
ages of chittim bark from the store
house of Dr. J. A. Lambereon, one
block distant, and . piled it high
about the safe to deaden the sound.
Though the safe was blown wide
open, the sound was not heard by
people sleeping only two doors dis
The loss of almost $9000 is ad
mitted by the bank officials, but the
institution will lose nothing, being
fully protected by bankers' insur
Indications . are that three or
four men were engaged in the work,
and some Lebanon people believe
that the robbery was committed
by "home talent," because of the
securing of the chittim bark from a
storehouse a block away. The
bank is situated on Lebanon's lead
ing business corner, and it was
necessary for the robbers to . carry
the bark the entire length of an
alley in the rear of a string of busi
ness houses, including the St.
Charlea Hotel, and then across the
street to the bank.
Deputy District Attorney Gale
Hill, of Albany, is in Lebanon
investigating the robbery, and if
evidence is found to confirm local
suspicions, arrests may follow.
SKELETON OF M
FOUND AT BALLSTON
The bones of an unknown man
were discovered Monday on the old
I Kenneth Campbell place, by An
drew Campbell. The Coroner was
at once notified and he, accompani
ed by Dr. McCallan of Dallas,
came f down Tuesday morning.
An inquest was held, and Dr. Mc
Callan stated that the bones dis
covered were those of a man about
thirty years of age, who had been
dead about three years.
A mystery hangs over this event
as there was nothing found by
which an identification could be
made. The hat, shoes and coat
were there but badly decayed. . A
watch was found which run when
A coffin was brought over from
Dallas by the coronor and the re
mains were buried by Andrew
Campbell on the spot where the
discovery was made.
To Remove Fencw
Judge Coad Tuesday, directed
Supervisor Southwick of the Eola
istrict to notify Pierce Riges to
remove his fence from the public
highway south of the Brunk bridge.
The Supervisor was instructed to
fix a day in his notification by
which, if the fence was not re
moved, the Supervisor himself will
throw it out of the road.
Some people would rather beg
than steal, and rather do either
than go to work.