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About West side enterprise. (Independence, Polk County, Or.) 1904-1908 | View Entire Issue (April 7, 1905)
TWICE A WEEK
ELKVKSTH YE Alt.
INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, APRIL 7, iwb.
J. H. lUwi.Br,
I it A 0. 1'owki.l, Cawliier.
Fat Capital. 1(0,000
1. L. CaMI'MIX,
VOICE FROM FARM
PiKKfroii -J. II. Hawley, 1'. I CaropWl, I. M. Sitnpton, J. B. V.
Butler, John B. rHmup, J. A. Wlthrow, F. 8. Powell
Transact General Hanking and Exchange buslneM.
available throughout the United tftalea and Canada.
THE INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK
OAPITAL BTOOK, $50,000.00.
C.W.I It VINE, CwI.Ur.
IhnchWrf, D. W. fwars. R. F
J. E. Ill'odei and
DAVIDSON & HEDGES
4- lUaiquaiUfS F
Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, Candies
rii , l .-Jla varlrtv IfOOl Cob
SmU Fououia l lb bo day.
You art ewaya wKom.
nAVIDSON & HEDGES
C STREET INDEPENDENCE, OREGON j
LIVERY, FEED AND BOARDING STABLE
. W. DICKINSON, Prop.
Good RiCfl for Commercial Men a Specialty.
Gd accommodations. Hones well fed. Fine
rigT Horses boarded by day, week or month.
THE MONMOUTH LAUNDRY
IL P. WtUJItWl ivy..
X7A Home Industry Institution
GOOD WORK, PROMPT DELIVERY
WorK C.ll.d forT..d.r Dlird Saturday
UNDER T AKIN Go
Day or N'gfct Calla Promptly attend
Hlto Fine Parlor In Connection.
An Experienced Lady Assistant.
Pftcne, maim73 R-461
. ,rp I'mtmlmer and Funeral Director.
Locklamuler Comments On
Tilings and Conditions As
lie Sees Them
Eleven Cents freight And Storage on
Bushel ct Ibcat from Alrllc to
Portland Breeds Socialism
NEWLY EQM, CAS LIGHTS, STEAM HEAT ALL MODERN CONVENIENCES
3. Conner, Proprietor
lntlV"fU'l Dallas, Qro.
Monuments and Head
BEST ON THE MARKET
A safe durable and economical power
for pumping water, 8aw.ni? wood, run
ning cream aeperatprs, and many other
uses on the farm.
H. M. EDGAR AGT.
After March 20 I
will be prepared to
attend your bees. Vi
carry supply- tail
on or address.
Notice To Public
Havimg parob'ased Charlie Hub
bard's wood-saw, I am now pre
pared to saw your wood,
PHONE 394 INDEPENDENCE
To Hit Kditor:
Having noticed loins discussion
of Improvement league quentiont
and alno of the last tchool appropi-
tloo I venture to comment At
the league meeting the It. It.
pwplt have told that they cannot
give more and better service be-
tauiie present service doesen t pay.
In other words tbe K. It. buutneaa
in the Willamette valley la a
failure (eicept over-land traffic.)
Money is like water. It cat't run
unhill. If it coet less to drive fat
stock 100 mile to market than it
doi-a to pay the freight on tbem
there Is very apt to be an empty
stock car or a short train aome
where. If it doeeent pay to raise
wheat when you have to pay lie
per bu. for warehouse and ship-
mna charges on a t& mite naui
there is sure to bo an empty ware
house and very likly a box-car lor
There aw tomethingt that are
evident and undeniable. Among
them are these. Tne Willamette
valley is the oldest agricultural
MtrrX on the coast. Ht r average
acre is naturally more productive
thn the average per acre of any
iection on the coast as large aa ehe
U Tier fruit, hope and mohair are
' - . .
known In the market of the woria
Portland her main "center of dis
tribution" is 7th in the world in
wealth and Portlands wealtn 18
commission merchant men and
they eerye the valley mainly.
The valley has no manufacturing
centers while all kinds of raw ma
terial eo east over the It. R. and
come back over the R. R. finished
articles. Copper, iron and coal
stay in the mountains and unlimit
l watar-rjower goes, to waste.
mi A f irrB of the finest of
land is covered with under-brush.
Her grand juries say there are land
frauds and her R. R.'s don't pay,
although there is no competition in
While her people are sick with
fear that teachers will get so nu-
... hv will want to
fnr lesa than 35 per month,
a simple person could be excused
a..U .Kanrpo an llo ner bu. for
Wt from Airlie to Portland
ware-house and freight is evidence
of financial strangulation because
it is only a sample, only a link in
the chain as are the lana-iraua
cases. " "
Tha wheat grower has been put
out of business on a 11c margin and
the R. R- doesent pay. And it tne
hop-men and walnut growers, and
fruit grower's buildings are not as
fee from paint as the wheat men
are today it will be because an
improvement league has taken one
party or the other by the ears and
put them right with the farmer.
The 'writer has heard eastern
r,nle sav that they would not
Snyest here because their business
nnld be at the mercy oi au me
commercial grafts known and some
that are unknown. That this is
true is proved beyond centradic
hv some of the facts above.
xt. Ywati'atrea that the K. 1 8
XNU uuo '
jn't nav and if they don't pay
under these conditions then they
or flim-flaming with a pretext
5n truth Dlead guilty of hav
ing put and kept themselves out oi
theTalley are full
fI UilwS D "
use the rrferenduin on the school
appropriation. Theewon of the
common people first ul on tie
childrea of the common iiiU.
Njrual echoola art not lad things
to have unless thU state is going to
practice race suiciiR
Ti's a pity that we couldn't have
tome logs rolled.
Don't howt about educational
What we want is a renreaenta-
tion in Washington and at 8alem
that Eastern and southern Oregon
and the valley wa!t. One that it
of us, by ut and for us. What wt
want it concerted intelligent per
elstont political encouragement to
all enterprises. Yt that and the
R. R. will pay or quit. Fail to get
it and the best investor! will flee.
The nanert storm alout socalisU
and then help to keep the political
pipe dream, quagmire-sqalrtgun,
bold op of the old land fraud push.
It it any wonder that we young
farmers begin to understand soci
Don't use "tbe tword on the
people', on tbe babies but use it to
get ut an out let that will compete
with Portland and the R. R. will
pay because they will have to.
Your Improvement Leagae don't
amount to anything unless it helps
to bring about conditions that are
at the basis of continuous consei
ative development which can only
be gauged by the possible rate of
interest on long time investments
in productive enterprises.
I have only one more comment
LEAGUE 10 MEET
Stale Development League
Will Meet In Portland the
last of the Month
Southern PacIHc snd 0. R. ft R. Com
panies fill Cave Reduced Eatos
' Oa to Portland
Agsio the State Development
League hat been called to meet in
Portland. Tbe data fixd it Wed
nesday and Thursday, April 2G
and 27. The swsiont are to be
held in tht Marquam Grand theatre
The convention was called once
before to meet April 4. Because
Secretary Torn Richardeon wanted
one fare rate and the railroadt
offered only a one and one-third
rate, the State meeting was called
A convention of the commercial
cluht of the Willamette valley was
then called to meet in Salein. At
the Salem convention a resolution
was adopted asking that the State
convention be held regardless of
rates fixed bv the railroads.
The rates agreed upon for the
convention are one fare for the
round trip from Glendale, on the
Southern Pacific railroad, and from
all points south of Glendale. From
noints north of Glendale the fare
will ha one and one-third for the
round trip. On the O. R. & N.
in view in preparing the bookh -t
and it U a very good teitlers giiUc.
The data on Irxlrprndrnre ;,;
DioUnce from Portland 7C Uiilrt
t utb, oo hank of the Willamette
river. Population l.X). I In
the miJtt of a great hop di-t.'irt,
with fine reuourcee for ceneral farm.
in 2 and fruit growing, as well at
dairying, which are main industri
es Hat creamery and fruit drv r
with flour will, taw mill and light
and water workt. Motor line to
Monmouth, 2 miles distant. It
up-to-date with reenec to educati
onal, religious and other advanta
ges. A flourishing and progressing
Monmouth is eixed up as follows:
Located on the West Side Branch
70 miles from Portend. Popula- ,
lion 700. Has bank and is seat of
State Normal School. Motor line
from Independence two and one
half mile. Is surrounded by rich
agricultural and stock-raising
country. Many fine herds of ango
ra goats are kept in the vicinity.
Shipments are grain, wool, mohair,
fruit, produce and live stock.
THE SPECIAL EDITION
' Public spirit will bo generously reflected through
'hi forthcoming special issue. -.It is now assured that
the leading merchants and business men of both
Independence and Monmouth, the hop men, and
prosperous farmers generally will be represented.
Many will tell in their own language what has been
done and can be done by a man of .energy in this
to make and that is that you can't
blame any one for taking the ad
vantage of you any more than you
can a thief for taking all he can
TOWN WILL BE DOGLESS
Dally Death Rate of Dogs Growing at
an Alarjnlng Rate, Five Poi
from La Grande and all points
east the rate will be one fare for
the round trip, and one and one
third fare for the round trip from
all points between La Grande and
Portland. " '
Host Interesting Meeting el Grangers
Bold In Independence
An interesting meeting of Pomo
na Grange was held in Indepen.
There were present from Mon
mouth Grange, I. M. Simpson,
Frank Butler, F. M. Smith, B. V
Smith, W. W. and Mrs. Smith,
Mr. and Mrs. W. n. Robertson,
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Stoats, H. M.
LBery, W. J. Critchlow, Hattie
Williams. From Oak Grove
Gracge ihere were I. M. Robertson,
G. Wise. J. C. White, W. 0. Mor
row, L. A. Williamson, John Os
born and J. E. Wilson.
No open meeting was held but
there was an interesting program.
Committees were appointed on
aducatioh, transportation, legisla
tion finance and on bv-laws. A
J I bubinees agent was elected.
I Pnn, ii fViA fifth rlpurfie of the
Grange. It is the business end of
the order. Next meeting will be
held with Monmouth Grange at
Lewis ville, June 7.
Normal schools and people want to s"ong
The daily death rate of dogs in
Independence is growing at an
alarming rate and if kept up an
other week Independence will be a
Five were poisoned v eaneeaay,
four of which died outright. Those
docs Wednesday were Fred
Reese, M. W Mix, H. C. Finch and
Tom Hart. Layton Smith's young
bird dog was also poisoned but he
nncfid to save it.
Yesterday George Hitchms' dog
thfl fatal dose. How the
1 UVVA v
poisoner can carry on his work so
persistently, ana cnuno uou
is something of a wonder. Strych-
' vio oQiioncfo Rflema to
Tiina in uuiuui. uw-..r.v
be his favorite way of luring the
unsuspecting dogs to death. Nu-
merous small pieces ui wx"
have been picked up over town
and upon examination they are
found to be split open and a few
in drouDcd in.
?L. . : .5 1 rr nrnvinftR
The poisoner oviuou"
, ir ;v. thn dflndiv morsels
ninioeu ii"" -
and throws them into yards m
passing along the street. If kept
t.hA noisoning of children win
most likely follow. Nearly every
. doi nrnvfid fatal. HiX-
ceptions are Layton Smith, bam
. a T n Tooner. who
irvino, ouvi v. .
j a.;. Anna hv the use oi
More Commerctaf Water
Superintendent Calbreath of the
water works has ordered machin
ery and will Bink five new wells
right away to meet the growing
demands for water. With these
wells installed, the commercial
eupply of water will be doubled.
The south lound train on the
West Side road out of Portland
Tuesday morning struck the team
driven by W. L. Gardner as it was
crossing the track just below Am-
itv. Mr. Gardner was injured m
the back and limbs. The horses
were roiled up in a . ditch hut not
seriously hurt, but the wagon was
Mr. 'Gardner is a teamster about
sixty years of age and a citizen of
Amity His horsea had tecome
frightened by the train ana were
nnincr awav at the time oi ue
R. M. Hall, advertising agent for
the Harriman line in Oregon nas
nut another booklet on
"(Wnn. Washington, Idaho and
their Resources," and a separate
.wirnr tho tonography of
tUiUOi DUW1'D --a w
tVonnnntrv. Accuracy was kept
wuv -w v y -
A Samuel L. Simpson Memorial
Association has been organized in
Salemor the purpose of raising
funds to erect , a monument in
memory of Oregon's famous poet,
the author of "Beautiful Willam
ette." A number of prominent
reeideots of Salem effected the
organization and elected P. H.
D'Arcy president, C. E. Morse Sec
retary and Claude Gateh treasurer.
The membership is to consist oi
all persons who shall contribute
funds for the purpose for which the
association is founded.;. It is ex-1
pected that the membership will be
drawn chiefly from pioneers, grad
uates of Willamette University,
and other persons who desire to
commemorate the achievements . oi
one of Oregon's most gifted writers.
The plan of organization provides
that no dues shall be charged and
no salaries paid to the ofiicers.
Samuel L. Simpson was uum m
Missouri in 1845, came to Oregon
184R graduated from Willam
ette University in 1865 and was
admitted to the oar in ioo, pran
ced law, engaged m Journalism
and died In 1VW.
A fire started in the bakery
in the rear of Knox's grocery store
yesterday but was checked before
getting under headway. The dam
age was nominal. It would have
been an unfortunate time for a real
fire as the boiler at the waterworks
was being cleaned and only tank
pressure was available,