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About West side enterprise. (Independence, Polk County, Or.) 1904-1908 | View Entire Issue (March 21, 1905)
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INDErKNDKNCi:. 1'OI.K COUNTY, OKKGO.V.MAWJJI 21. 1905.
county BANK.ILUCAS LANDS ITIC
Iiu ('. l'owru., Ca!iiir.
ope-on prcsldcn! Finds No Good
Reason For Making Change
t.!4 Cll. HO.OOO
ItitoT..M J. I!. JUwb-y, P. U Campbell, I. M. Fimj.ion, J. B. V.
gotlr, John H. Hlump, J. A. Wlthrow, K. H. Powell.
TrnmU General Banking and Kichang bui
.yailabl throughout the United Flat and Canada.
ineM. Draft sold
THE INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK
Alt RAM M:iioN,;vu- IV
F. Smith, J. K. Rl ole and
iorfrnirt.II. lliml.Un. I. W. ert, 11
DAVIDSON & HEDGES
Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, Candies
. . . .
- i . fmm Cub
to brtorwH tnd (tont Mwmhium.
Sod FounUla f It h n-
You r wy wi nii.
DAVIDSON & HEDGES
IIII Cancel Stamps And Lead TLc
Band for Another four
; Il in InJejtende nee
LIVERY. FEED AND BOARDING STABLE :
. W. PICKINOUM, rruH-
fiood Kics for Commercial Men a Specialty,
(tod accommodations. Horses we 1 fed. line
ri Horsei boarded by day, week or month.
Telephone Xo. 203
THE MONMOUTH LAUNDRY
Homo Industry Institution-
GOOD WORK, PROMPT DELIVERY
WorK ClUd for Tu.,dyPd Saturday
UNDER T AKIN Go
Day or NighlClUrroiMptly attend
JJJo Fine I'arlr la Connection.
Au Kxperlenoed Lady Allant.
Phone, main J K$-131
BICE 6" CflLDREflTH
Xuraptan Plan Ontf
01.00 0ISO ww
THE IMPERIAL HOTEL CO.
' WASHlNGTOfl 3 a.
Frank Lucas ha been re-a;-jxtinted
post tuiftfr at Monmouth.
Mr. Luca hiiben Monmouth'
Mt mauler two terras. Under hli
dimtiUlration tbe office wa raUed
from a fourth to a third clM office.
After it had been mad a. prrai
oVntial o(Tic Otia Wolverton U
catne an aj licant for the position
of ixmI mutrr. Mr. Wolfeiton U
a resident of Monraooth and on of
the good citizens of I'olk county,
but the IWident in hia wUdom.
found from the rpprfDUtion
made to him through the pontofGoe
department, no cuae for making a
change. In fact It wai decided at
a cabinet taJk a few daja ago,
thera would be no changes in poet
mastra merely for the aake ol
change, where the aervicea of the
incumbent are iatie factory.
Mr. Lucaa' application for re
appointment wae aigned by nearly
all the patrons of the Monmouin
poeionice. He U thoroughly av
(juainted with the duties and re
sponsibilities of the omce. is quica
nd alert and poiseeml oi gooa
clerical abilities. He is also leader
of the Monmouth and Indepen
dence band and instructor in band
music at the Oregon State Normal
and his re-appointment as post
roaster is assurance to me mumc
intAi-enti aff&inst the loss of bis
services which would have been in
case be bad left Monmouth.
HAVE RACE TRACK
The Independence race track has
been plowed and harrowed ana
when the spring rains are oyer will
be further smoothed down prepar-
H1 I 1
atory for use. Asa laywr ana
Jess Whiteaker set tbe states jasi
Friday and Fred Oberer donated
the teams and Jabor .for plowing
and harrowing and but little work
remains to give Independence a
splendid half mile race courEe.
Those having horses to train this
year can rely on the Independence
In tbe same field with the track
is a good ball ground and it only
..M.;n. Cnr an nrcranizatlOIl 10 06
irujotua " ' o
effected and a little work until
Independence can afford amuse
ments ftt which young manhood
can work off surplus energy.
OF BASKET BALL
Ir K Williiiiii fcn.l liuthirul to
Joj.h Wankry; land In f ..)
M I and li u Alcernun to y
etta AMrjjin; lot in Monmouth
O W Johnon and wife to V 8
Kill; lot in Wr t Faletw; I7C2 M.
V II Elliott and if to II A
Wr; 1M acre in C-3; I SOOO.
L A II Drady et at to Jennie N
Ankeny; lot in Ierry; 110.
A F Kaetherand wife to M W
Gentry; lot in Independence; $.V0
A II uoddard and wim to Har
riet U Ucey; N E i See 21 7-7;
0 A Btark and hunband to 1 W
KlrkUnd; lot in Indrpendenee;
United States to T J Cherrinit-
too; ICO acre in 7-7; patent
JT Guthrie and wife to D M
Guthrie; 55.12 acre in 8-5; fOOO.
J E Sibley and wif to E M
Smith; lot in Dallas; 1100.
John L Castle to Lavina D Mo-
NM LL mm mnm
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A m jMl AtL
Monuments and Head
BEST ON THE MARKET
A safe durable and economical power
, . aavintr wood, run-
tt nn PTiGAR AGT.
rx. ' rw
REPORT ON FERRY
; Price ilskcd For Ferry $2.000 ,
Committee Aulboiizcd to Kale en
CUcr fa Ceo. f . Jones Cincr
cl Present ferry
The committee reported to the
Improvement League last night
that the price akd for tha preeent
feryis I2CXJ and the rtttiinaled
cot of a new one HX). The com-
mitlee was indtrucUd to bold an
other conference with Mr. Jjnes
and make him what in tbe mem
bora judgment is a reasonable offr
and report baok to the League neit
The committee was also instruct
ed to further investigate the ques
tion of accennibility to tbe landing
bequeathed for the purpose of a
free ferry on the Hill place.
It is tbe purpose of the League
to take definite action in the mat
ter next Monday night.
NEW MOTOR CAS FOB VEST SIDE
The new gasoline motor car
bnilt at Omaha for he Southern
Pacific lines i& Oregon, ie expected
soon. It has been tried and stood
the test satisfactorily. A few min
or change are bow being made
.ft or Kich the new car will be
NEW SAW HILL
KO BABY AFFAIR
Tbi Doutv & Simpson mill is
nnt vet under operation in full
blast though some sawing is being
done and the work of getting every
thing in readiness for running to
it full capacity is progressing,
An overhead tramway is being ex-
. . .... t . i . . t . k
. uui iui ill 1 1. irfiTTi Liin rvitr iiidi ulci -
mill toward Main street and at the shipped direct to Portland. There
side of the Ferry road an office is is no certainty, says the Portland
being constructed. The tramway Journal that the car will be first
extends out into the vacant lot tried on the Portland-Forest Groye
s SPECIAL EDITION
The West Side Enterprise begins this week work on a special
edition. A concise and statistical write up of Polk county and par
ticularly of Independence and territory tributary will be presented
on a 16 to 20 page, 6-column edition on good book paper. This
issue will be distributed generously and will be used for reference
all during the Lewis and Clark Fair. If you have a business, farm
or any kind of stock or poultry worth mentioning, or if you can re
count anything commendable in your career get in on this edition.
Mr. L. C. Martic, an experienced man in his line and a gentleman
of high standing, will assist in the work. Should he fail to call on
you either drop him a line or call at thiB office.
Independence and Riokreall
basket-ball teams met again Sat
urday night in the Athletio hall.
There was rather more ginger m
the game than before and the de
termination of each to win was so
tense as to cause Ted Uooper 10
throw up his job as referee. The
game resulted iu a score, oi to 1
in favor of Independence. The
line up was
Ileal Estate Transfers.
that will be used as a lumber yard
and near where the dry kiln is to
Another boiler is yet to be added
to the equipment t make it com
Th two boilers it is found
will not be sufficient for the mill,
planer and dry kiln and another
will be accordingly installed.
When completed, the Douty &
Simpson' mill will be no "baby"
LYON LODGE A. F. AND A. M. MEETS
' Lyon Lodge No. 29, A. F. and
A. M at their meeting on Satur
day night, the 18th of March, raised
W. S. Campbell to the degree of a
Master Mason. The Dallas lodge
attended the meeting and about
twenty-five were present. The
ooni-no'f entertainment was the
best the lodge has eyer held in the
city. The new hall was crowaea
t. ita full eeatine capacity for the
banquet and the visiting members
in appropriate remarks addressed
the members preseni. ins
sons have heretofore been unable
to entertain the visiting lodges,
owing to their banquet room being
11 hnt the present accom-
modations are ample and the lodge
hopes to be able to bring togemer
other lodges at meetings irequcu.,-
ly in the future.
lin. tt mav be put on tbe us
weco run or it mav be given a trial
on the Independence run. The
car carries only 25 passengers and
is wholly an experiment. It is
11 meet the demand . for
additional train service where an
extra regular train will not pay
Cannot Supply Better Train Service
As Roads Are Not on a Pay
Coeur d Alrte. about 31 tittle H
length. Th a'Vipm'xUli.i fft
lhi lint were very poor, but when
ever a demand for belter -rm
wit tr ade the am mi met by the
railroad people with the terec
tjrped excuM that "this branch it
not upon a paying bi." Tb
patron of thl branch finally took
matter into tbHr own hn! and
about three years aeo u-edd in
interesting capital in an electric
line between fpokan and Coeur d
Alene. Tbh line ha now teen in
operation about two years and is
paying so well that the same cai
talint art now constructing several
line out of Spokane. And in con
nection it is Interesting to note
that the Northern Pacific has doub
led its service on the brar.ch line
siio th electrio line baa been in
operation. And, alao, that the
country traversed by these lines is
not nearly so heavily populated
nor can it supply the traffic which
thia valley does. Portland is a
Urper citv than Snokane. and in-
r j a ,
stead of only one good town being
on the brancn line as is the cae
on this Northern Pacific branch,
this valley has dozens of better
town. Better transportation fa
cilities would make a wonderful
change in this valley within a
ccuple of years.- Amity Advance.
Still Another Big
Bottom Hop Yard
The acreage oi hops on the
Hirschberg place is now 203.
There are 113 acres of old hops
and 180 acres of new set out this
nrintr. In Doint of acreage, this
w f D -
is now the third largest yard this
side the river, ine nops on mis
place are being cultivated by C. A.
McLaughlin" and Dave Dove, ex
perienced hop growers. Dove has
leased 72 acres of tearing bops and
McLaughlin 41 acres of old and
180 of new, making 221 acres, lie
sides the 203 acres already in hops
this place has 270 acres more of
hop land and should prices hold
up another year with good pros-
pects still aneaa icr me vreguu
hop it,U not improbable the re
maining acreage will be set to hops.
Should this be done, mere wouia
be on the Hirschberg place 563
acres of hops in one unbroken yard.
This would mafce a yam larger
than the Horst Bros, or even the
Mr. McLaughlin is now working
a crew of 16 men with Clyde
Flukes as foreman. Fiye teams
are in use, four cultivating and one
doing a general transfer business.
Geo Hagood and wife to Austin
Hadley; lots in DallaB; $450.
Rmnl Orr and wife to Fanny
Orr Stenson; 2 acres in 7-4; $1.00.1
No man gains anything until he
is willing to lose everything.
nnnaA r.hnritv may feed tne
rr Stenson; 2 1 acres m 7-4; iu. m tt, heart.
Clara E Clodfelter and husband nangry, uui
The excuse offered by the rail
road people for their failure to sup
ply more adequate train service on
the west side divisions, is that
these divisions are not on a pay
ing basis. That might have been
.u oo ft fw vears aeo. but there
has been a wonderful change and
the increase in both passenger and
freight traffic since that time is
plainly apparent to any observing
person. Every person who travels
on these lineB knows that not only
A tV i rail mad people not com
ma . .
polled to haul empty coaches, but
... i , Aitnf.
as a rule the coacnes mo
crowded. Neither is there much
" freight1 cars.
naming v r-j
t nf this it is difficult to con
111 (lOH V
vino, the people along these iines
. it. j:.,;c;nnD "are not on a
tnao tun uni""""
paying basis." On the contrary,
one can scarcely conceive how these
divisions can fail to be paying well.
In Northern Idaho the Northern
Pacific has for years maintained a
branch line between Spokane and
LEISURE HOUSE CLUB
Mrs. A. S. Locke, Mrs. Bowden,
Mrs. Ed Owen and Mrs. G. A.
Wii- entertained the Leisure
Hour reading club at the pleasant
home of Mrs. Locke Friday after
noon. Dick Babbitt attended the
door in a pleasing manner, a
unique and interesting contest,
"Hidden Book Titles," serveu to
make the afternoon pass very
pleasantly. Mrs. Joe Huboard,
Mrs. Knox and Mrs. raddocs ueu
for 1st prize, Mrs. Hubbard win
ning out at the drawing. The
booby prize was wou by Mrs. Thos.
Fennell. Delicious renesnmemo
were served to the guests after the
finish of the contest. v
Those present besides the host
esses were; Mesdames D. B. Tay
lor, A. Nelson, W. H. Walker, Geo.
Conkey, Tbos. Fennell, Sarah
T..-na TC. E. Paddock. Joe Hub
bard, E. L. Ketchum, J. S. Cooper,
R H. Knox, Hodge, aawaiuB,
B.' F. Whiteaker, 0. D. Butler,
Hosier and Iva Burton.
The great thing is not so much
to fill the pews as to fill the people.