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About West side enterprise. (Independence, Polk County, Or.) 1904-1908 | View Entire Issue (March 28, 1905)
TWICE A WEEK
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POLK COUNTY BiLNK
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Ink C. I'dwell, Canliler.
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P!ctos-J. It. Hawley, 1. L O.mpUll, I. M. fiiinpsorj, J. B. V.
Butler, Juhn II. Uuup, J. A. Wllhrow, K. H. I'owall
Transact General rankingim! Kachange buslnwe. Draft iolJ
Ay ftiUtl throughout tha United UUi and Canada. .
THE INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK
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Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, Candies
ti ki taiUm trarkt from ct
LIVERY, FEED AND BOARDING STABLE
I. W. DICKINSON, Prop.
Good Kics for Commercial Men a SrciaUy.
accommodation. Horses we 1 fed. line
uiwu da v. weak or month.
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THE MONMOUTH LAUNDRY
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X?A Home Industry Institution
GOOD WORK, PROMPT DELIVERY
WorK 1.4 tor Tutelar Plird S.turdar
Day or Night Calls Promptly atUnd
Idto Flue Tarlnr In Connection.
An Experienced Lady Assistant.
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TBE IMPERIAL HOTEL CO.
SEVENTH and WASHINGTON
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NEWLY EQUIPPtu, uao urn,
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HEAT ALL MODERN uuiwuiitnww
REST ON THE MARKET
A safe durable and economical power
(or pumping water, sawing wood, run
Snfcream seperators, and many other
noes on the farm.
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JNDKi'KNpKNCK. IVLK COUNTY, QKKGON', MAKCJI 23,
U'lllamelle Valley Develop
ment League Dnplzcd
At!e Speakers Set forth Us Kccdj cf
leslcra Cregoa And EuIJiu-l-
The WllUmotl Valley Develop
ment Legua was organised at Fa
lm Ul Thursday. Tiers wm
morning, afternoon, evening
iiodi, the afWr winding up with
t banquet at night.
Colonrl E. Hofer was elected
prtwiJrnt: Walter Lyon, secretary;
Walter Too, treasurer. UB
mitlee on constitution and by-laws:
Frank Davey, J. C Hayter, F. P.
Nutting, K. V. Haines, G. A. Hor
lev. An eiecutive committee, jet
to be named, it lo be composed of
member of each league, the league
to elect iU own member,
Aa a railroad committee 00 rail
road to aecure better tranfporU
tioa and freight aervioe, I. H. Bing
ham, J. C. Coofxr. Robt eal,
F. Jonea and . 0. Graham were
There waa a eood attendanoe,
Independence and Monmouth fur
niahing the largest number of rUit
ing delpgatei present from outside
pointe. Attached to the lapel of
the coat of each Monmouth dele
gate waa a badge of broad, blue
ribbon, with the words, "Mon
mouth Booetera" printed In gold.
Independent delegates wore a
double-atreemer badge of blue rib
bon, one streamer bearing the !n-
. r- l a l . 111..- TMkknrt
ipcripuon, i on,
county;" the other the words, "In-
I . .. . 1 TfHk M n.l'nt aA in
epeuuence, uo uuu,
There were present good speakers
and much enthusiasm in the de
velopment of Oregon's resources
was shown. Addresses were maae
by such able men as Frank Davey,
TTofer. Tom Richardson, waiter
Tooze, I. II. Bingham, Prof. P. L.
rumnbell. J. C. Cooper, E. T. Judd,
Senator E. W. Haines, B. F. Jones,
Mayor Frank Waters, C. B. Moores,
O. A. Hurley, U. A. veaigaw, .
E. Coman, W. M. Killingsworth,
J. F. Carroll. '
Tnm Richardson, secretary or
the State Development League laud
ed the transportation company
forgiving low rates from eastern
points to Oregon, and aB.istiDg to
advertiso the state, but stated that
the big State League meeting ao
rt;fld for April 4th and tn naa
. . .n fr fnr tha reason the
ueen i;tov v..
railroads would not grant satisfac
Mt fttisfied with this bare state
ment and hoping to bring the State
League , and transportation com
onia together a committee was
appointed to aRcertain as nearly as
possible what the reai foiu Ul w"
nf inn was and on whom should
der of having a tig
rtvAlr.r.ment League heralded ana
u 11fld off eiving the active
commercial bodies throughout the
state no voice whatever.
A report was prepared 10 me
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e ..anntmns. DUl it wno
throttled by President iioter. &v
DUO v v w.. D -
Bgain came up and the resolutions
jniirnd and passed over
x.niAant. TTofer's protest The res
olutions ask he President of the
at.ta T,ftft.ue to call the meeting
pressed by the speakers of the oc
i ROME UVK EXPRESSIONS
P L. Campbell Unskilled labor
receives $1.50 to $2 a day; skilled
$2 to $3; man with University edu-
i. $6. to 51U.
Ujn the rail roa.lt girin
Letter tru!KrUtlon fa
list acil frn'i'hl rb. lli.t
widen the markrU of tbir prod
Waller Tt If Purtland d(et
not want the Bute League Conven
tion hU iltrm U'cv-U.i, rn !'! U
glad to give the deleeaU-s a royal
W. M. KiJlin ? worth Tha State
ahoald own all water powera.
U. A. eigate wjeal tnouia
i the foundation at YTiHamatte
Valley'a agricultural Industries.
I. If. IMnnbam You misht as
well try to turn water up hill aa
to try to get railroad regulation
through the Oregon legislature.
0. A. Hurley Trolley lines are
necettftary In the Willamette Valley
tut local trane Dortation purpose
and to insure reasonable rates and
sernoe from the railroad
NEW JEWELHY STORE
WIlL BE OPENED
A new jewelry store will be
opened in Independence right
itir. C. Fletcher of Spokane and
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Thoa. J. Anderson of Corrallis will
be the proprietors. Several days
were spent trying to find a busi
ness building for rent and they
finally succeeded in procuring the
Rilev Coooer building next door
nortll 01 Dice vaiuroatu iuiui-
Mr. Fletcher is in Fortland to
day making out an order for a full
line of jewelry goods. He has the
reputation of being a practical
watch maker and has been in the
;.wr ViminH8 in SDokane for a
number of years.
The Special Edition
Everybody is entitled to
representation in the Special
Edition of next month. Al
ready four pages are taken.
This will be the most ' gener
ally circulated publication
ever sent out from Tolk coun
ty and it will -reach where it
W. 0. W. MEETING
There were big doings with the
local W. O. W. Saturday night.
The'e were five initiations on and
the candidates were put through
hv a team from Monmouth, a
i.Mr iom hv the wav. oi me
state. Invitations had oeen lseueu
and there were visitors present
Salem. Buena Vista and Air-
lie besides the Monmouth delega
tion which was quite large.
There were in all about iuu pres-
. f r r
ont. and the exercises were held in
ir..u hull. Following the
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?ni'tiiit.ion ceremonies the Mou
mouth team gave an exhibition
drill. The team has won a num-
Kor nf nrizes in state contests.
n.f...k.nfa mrft served in the
hall during the evening and alto
gether it was one of the most suc
cessful and enjoyable W. O. W.
meetings ever held in Indepen
dence. More Dogs Poisoned
r victims to dog poison the
nast week were dogs belonging w
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t rrnriiBHR. j. a. uvers
Post Master Merwin. The dog be
to Mr. McCandlesa was
broken to harness and was a great
e u ha little son. The
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Ta nllowine have lost dogs by
poison within the past two weeks:
Jim Hillard, P. M. Kirkland, Jeff
TTrvnr. Mr. Oberson, Fred Oberer,
R. H. Knox, Teddie Irvine, Jess
Improvement Ixajoe Takes
Action cn Blatters c(
Endorse City Council, Free fcrry-Occt
Hcmlicr of Executive Committee;
Deject To Censas
A lare attendance waa out at
the Improvement League meeting
Report on the free ferry com
mittee was presented; the actions
of the city council in endeavoring
to better sanitary conditions were
unanimously endorsed; and the
Secretary of Sut was asked to in
clude In enumeration blanks, hops,
Following are the resolutions
"Whereas the citr council of the
city of Independence is showing an
interest in the welfare of the city,
especially as to its sanitary con
dition, wnicb as existed last sum
mer was intolerable and dangerous
to the health of the community,
r.e it resolved bv the Indetn-
dence Improvement League that
this body endorse the action of the
council and Dledee them its heart?
nnort In rnnahlii ctiona
ther mar take looking to the ira
provement of sanitary conditions.
The ferry committee reported
that 11500 bad been offered the
present owner of the ferry for bis
property, and that 12000 is the
crice asked. Inasmuch as the
county courts have not met eince
the other committee were ap
pointed, and as they will meet
next week, it was deemed advis
able to defer final action until
Monday night, April 10, when re
ports will be heard from the Mar
ion and Polk county courts and
supplemental report from the com
mittee on-Durcbase or new ferry.
The Secretary was instructed to
ran nest in behalf of the League.
Secretary of State F. I. Dunbar to
make provisions on official blanks
for listing hops, mohair and goais.
Hon. Frank Butler was present
and cave an address on water pow
er eoine to waste in the wiuameue
river at Independence. County
RnrvovnT VanOrsdel was alBO
ftmonir the visitors present and
there was a good representation
from across the river. .
The League selected J. S. Cooper
as its member of the Willamette
Valley Development League execu
tive committee. '
FOR TIMBER MEN
To iWn trouble ahead for some
of those who recently took up tim-
hcr claims in Benton county, and
is somebody to euffer by reason of
t.h nractices resorted to in secur
t. the landsY Were ine
mfithoda employed in any in
of harmony with gov
ernmental requirements, and so
to what extent, and what will be
the penalty? These are questions
that are being quietly asxea .auouv
nnrvullia bv a few persons who are
familiar with the fact that the late
timbfer claim operations are under
close scrutiny by the Interior de
partment. The most of this week
a government inspector nas uwu
delving into the ' records at the
court house, looking into, and fol
lowing up the various processes by
mh aomething like 100 persons
mostly non-residents, recently ob
tained title to timber claims m
Benton county. One of the queer
things that is leaking out with
respect to timber matters, is that
on a great number of claims taken
op, others than the c'aim-tni
lhtnlve are paying the Ux.
Meantime, however, no uVi con
veying the claims to the perirt
who pay the tales has t-en j lftoJ
0 record. Four Corvallliites hold
such claims. The ouUida j ari
who pay taiea on thete claims are
four in number. What might grow
out of these ineioen's when the
claimants and the men who rr
the tales on the land get before
the fdral trand lurv. are of course
guessed at by people who know
of the IacU. Corrallis Tiroes.
Herman E books shot and killed
1!. V. Cooner and Paul Howse with
a SO-30 rifle near Drain last Friday
Bhooks then killed himcelf with
the same gun.
A RECOED BREAKER
Centralis, Wash. A baby weigh
ing slightly over 18 pounds was
born here laet Wednesday, Dr. J.
IL Donn, of this place, being re
sponsible for the statement of
weight. The child which is in per
fect health, ! a boy, and is the eon
of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Grafton.
Mr. Grafton is an employe on th
Northern Pacific depot at Centralia.
The local phenomenon is over half
a pound heavier than the Ballard
prodigy, born a week ago, and
slightly heavier than the reputed
record-breaking Portland baby.
OF NATURAL ICE
Moscow, Ida., March 9.-Latab
county has a natural ice factory
that produces ice at ' any time of
the year. The fact is not generally
known and the location is known
to but few. This "natural factory"
is located about a quarter of a mile
from Clyde's epur, between Voll-
men and Kendnck. About a
quarter of a mile back from the
spur is a branch at the foot oi a
cliff. Rocks have fallen from the
cliff and formed a huge pile. It is
here the ice is'formed. The cliff is
about 80 feet in height and is of
basalt. Water coming from be
neath the cliff freezes in the numer
ous pockets abounding in the rock.
While the supply is not large
enough for commercial purposes,
those who live near the place and
know its location often go there
on the hottest days and procure
enough to freeze ice cream. A
bucket of water placed in any ot
the holes freezes 6olid in a short
time. The area is about 40 feet in
diameter and on the hotteet days,
when the sun is beating down on
the. place, it is cool and pleasant.
Another curious fact is that near
this 6 pot there are warm
Even in the winter when
falls all around there
epota where no snow can be found
and a vapor or mist seems to iesue
from the ground at all times, show
ing it to be much warmer than the
A Good Game
Of Basket Ball
A most evenly contested and
interesting game of basket ball was
played in the Athletio hall in this
city Friday night. The game was
between the firBt teams of Mon
mouth and Independence, the score
being 14 to 13 in favor of Indepen
dence. A good sized crowd wit
nessed the game.
, Cray en
Tom Richardson Jfeopie