TWICE A WEEK West Bide NTERPRI i j r-l-nVKNTII YKAK. POLK COUNTY BiLNK t . . t incorporate j. J. 11. Haw-let, 1'. L G'Auiitrix, .'resident. View rmtdtnt Ink C. I'dwell, Canliler. ri4 cui, iio.ooo 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 OTVl'ITI HTOOIC. StSO.OOO.OO. H UtRSHEERU,IWl. AHHAM ritl0!,.Vic rnWeB C. W. 1 RVI S rCMf. MRECT0K1l.ll'w''-r' milU J" E Eh0t!M "d " A. JSiii. Mt'Jarl lOrhwk. DAVIDSON Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, Candies ti ki taiUm trarkt from ct DAVIDSON STREET 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. rigs. Jioruwi iwoiuwi THE MONMOUTH LAUNDRY l, l. iui i X?A Home Industry Institution GOOD WORK, PROMPT DELIVERY niTR WATCHWORDS WorK 1.4 tor Tutelar Plird S.turdar UNDERTAKING Day or Night Calls Promptly atUnd Idto Flue Tarlnr In Connection. An Experienced Lady Assistant. Phce,mal27 - t ftOPIXM M L MTSCttM, " C. W. KMOWM.MJ, TBE IMPERIAL HOTEL CO. SEVENTH and WASHINGTON . . OREGON o i inuTQ RTFAM NEWLY EQUIPPtu, uao urn, Conner, G L Hawkins Dallas. Ore. Marblo and Granite m lili1 MonamenteandHead Btones Cemetery work etc. ORECOr & HEDGES Soa iwuta fa it- M r. Ywi awsrs & HEDGES INDEPENDENCE, OREGON j - t Jndepeiideneet QrVn HEAT ALL MODERN uuiwuiitnww --....niiriinit P te Proprietor Oregon THE STOVER GASOLINE ENGINE 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. FULLY GUARANTEED i iuf FDGAR AGT. '" Maropam P ' Mt.ooaiaof.oo I AV - " I JNDKi'KNpKNCK. IVLK COUNTY, QKKGON', MAKCJI 23, "PULL TOGETIIEIIIP U'lllamelle Valley Develop ment League Dnplzcd at Salem 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 apjKjiotod. 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, srold 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, i Tff 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 IOOM - 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 iorui """" ' . e ..anntmns. DUl it wno throttled by President iioter. &v banauet. transportation DUO v v w.. D - Bgain came up and the resolutions jniirnd and passed over were , x.niAant. TTofer's protest The res olutions ask he President of the at.ta T,ftft.ue to call the meeting as advertised. Rentiments ex- roiiu""ft pressed by the speakers of the oc caBion : 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 ill list acil frn'i'hl rb. lli.t ill widen the markrU of tbir prod uctt. 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 enterUiomenk 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 panics. com- NEW JEWELHY STORE WIlL BE OPENED A new jewelry store will be opened in Independence right itir. C. Fletcher of Spokane and rf - - 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- tore store. 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 j,n'"; 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 counts. most SUCCESSFUL 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 3 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 IJIO ium""' - ?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 r . . - 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 iavunio housenold pete. UKUUJW " - - 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 1905. MOVING FORWARD Improvement Ixajoe Takes Action cn Blatters c( General Interest Endorse City Council, Free fcrry-Occt Hcmlicr of Executive Committee; Deject To Censas A lare attendance waa out at n the Improvement League meeting last night. 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, goats, mohair. Following are the resolutions adopted: "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, therefore. . 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 ar r 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. ' TROUBLE AHEAD 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 WAV'-' mfithoda employed in any in of harmony with gov OVH11VVW) - 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 NUMHEK 03 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 NOT Cf POLK 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. FACTORY IN 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 areas, snow falls all around there are some 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 rock formation. 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. LINE CP Independence' Monmouth Allen Allen , Cray en Sloan Crayen Stine . LF RF C LG RG Milton Force, - J Hurley Gorden Byers Wallace Referee; Umpire; Prof. Tharp. Tom Richardson Jfeopie xnustlWhiteaker.