TWICE A WEEK VNl JjKJT KlJi .THIKTKENTH YEAH. INI)E1VnI)e"nCE, l'OLK COUNTY, OREGON, JULY 17 1006. NUM1IEU 10 ; COUNTY BANK MONMOUTH, - OREGON. PAID CAPITAL $30,000.00 Tr.nw.ot. a enerl Unking bu.lne. IhIU received, Loan, n.ndl lZL"l l.Wul and courts, attent.on given .11 aocnun,.. UrrlL-KKM NI I)IRKCTt)IU J. II. llawlcy, Pre.., V. U Vie. Pn. I C Powell CWr J. II. V. Butler, K. H. Powell, J. 11. Ktump, J. A. Ithrow, I. INTIIEIIOPWORLD Yards Free From Lice But Reducllons In Former Esti mates of the Output , THE INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK OTVIPXIVLID STOCK, SBO.OOO.OO. H UlRSIIBERO.lWde, .7 OK, VI.Pr.- DIRECTORS.-H. lliwchberg, D. W. Kears. 8m Ufa, J. K. Rbodfi nd abject to check. ,w'M,M':,iV Cillle Palace Rotel Independence T. Ul. Crtanor, Proprietor I ... - ... f n mam Hah (A Commercial f nit. Cawuiiy snppiwa wdk. pviu . . & UNDERTAKING Day or Night Call. Promptly attend ed to. Fine Parlor in Connection. An Experienced Lady AwUtant. phone, main m R. W. L. BICE, Embalmer and Fn" ftlrector' " Licensed by Oregon Bute Board of Health. INDEPENDENCE BICE 6r CALDREATH OREGON THE IIRLIE STORE Largest Country Store in Polk County iniiKoii Bros. r - IT . . . n nnirrn emDC GENERAL MERCHANDISE Dry Goods and Groceries, Men's and Boys Clothing, BootB, Shoes, Hardware and a general line of merchandise COUNTRY produce:handled Butter, Eggs, Poultry, Wool, Mohair and Farm Produce , Generally Bought. OUR PRICES ARE RIGHT Simpson Bros. flirlie, Ore. C. L Menard Is Interviewed In New York by Eastern Paper He- Mnnvllle Wants Warehouse toiler, came Ui enter the field. Indejendnce to 001 BY TOE SEA LIVERY, FEED AND BOARDING STABLE I. W. DICKINSON, Prop. . Good Rigs for Commercial Men a Specialty. Good accommodations. Horses well fed. line rigs. Horses boarded by day, week or month. Telephone 2To. 29 3 ( Independence, Oregon W.R ALLIN D. D S. .Dentist... Pmlnlesa Extract Ion Independence, Cooper Building, Oregoa E. T. HENK.LE, Barber Shop. MAIN STREET, One door south of Poet! Office. Fine Baths in connection with shop Independence, - OsEOoa Tonsorial Artists,- KUTOI fir T71YL2R Next door to Little Palace Hotel Sharp Bason, Prompt Service. BOOT BLACK IN CONNECTION. W. G. (SHARMAN Merchant Tailor BankBuilding, Independence, OKE80B The hot weather bas been favor able fjr haying and for preventing the spread of hop lice, but will cut down the yield. The big yield prom Sued three weks ago is not In sight. Of course there will be some good yields in the bottom yards a there always are, but the contin ued hot spell at this season has cut short the arming process not ably on the uplands. Growers ad mit a reduction in the estimate of a few weeks ago must be made. The market is strong. C. L. Fitchard, an Independence hop grower now in New York, was interviewed by an eastern paper a few days ago. To talk with Mr. Fitchard, says the eastern paper, is to contract the Western fever. No more loyal adherent to the trans- Rocky region ever crossed the Mis sissippi. He has considerable prop ertv near Independence, Oregon, and speaks most interestingly of the country. Picture a land teem ine with ripening fruit; pears, ap ples and prunes mellowing in the sunlight; breathe deep the air la den with perfume of roses; cast your eyes imaginatively over far stretching acres of waving grain, upon bop fields exhaling the invig orating elixir of vine and blossom; and you have, according to this exponent of the West, a faint view of Oregon and its wonders. In his interview Mr. Fitchard inadvertently said Independence is in Lane while she is in Polk, the pride of the valley. Hops are raised somewhat differ ently in Oregon. There is no spring grubbing. The plows are run close to the hill and then har rows are employed. The roots run down eight or nine feet into the black earth and cultivation is a comparatively easy task. Instead of the long cedar poles so common in the Mohawk valley, stakes nine feet high are raised and wires and strings run across, forming a net work for the eager tendrils. Trol ley poles, eighteen feet high, are also set ud and cord and wire strung along over them. When the vines are mature, a field pre sents a truly beautiful sight, with green archways down which one may look to heart's content. Of course they have pickers and a picking season. But one famil iar form and face is missing from the Oregonian landscape, that of the festive hobo with his proverb ial tin can. Hooligan is an eastern product, and confines his Titanic labors to eastern scenes. It is the townsman with his family, the farmer with his wife and children, who answer the call of the rancher; and they come prepared to live and to do. Tents are a necessary part of their accoutrements. Wood and water are supplied by the em ployer; as for the rest, it is up to them. Mr. Fitchard employs 85U pickers; many of the larger owners 900 or 1.000. They come in cor ered wagons, driving occasionally 50 or 60 miles and their etay ex tends over a period of six weeks Then, usually, they journey on to Salem, to witness the state lair, where doubtless the glib-tongued fakir plucks clean the nimble fing ered picker. Range From Newport by tlie Sounding Sea Early Rust) c! Crowd to the Seaside Removal cl Lite-Saving Sta tionJetty Is Decayed Hop growers of this county have nen encour.geu ui mo wnvi m. ingoi the Southern Pacific would haul yfCCZCS WQllGU UVEF MB lQ3$l ". th . . tf If; 111. -.. their liop. 10 ;iciiiiinviii nr within a preaoribed area, to be stored In a community warehouse,' provided they were finally shipped i- .l -..I.I over me line wneu iu. cun announcement is made by the of ficial, of that road that such an arrangement cannot be made. It !h truo such precedent ha. been established, and the railroad com pany maintains a hop warehouse at Salem and at Independence, but thtf railroad peoplo claim that thefe were instituted when there wa river competition with the railroad Trannportation lines are under one management now, hence the change in policy. This is a frank adml. eion of supremacy and ought to convince the hop growers of the necessity of encouraging the build ing of a competing line of road in order to place themselves on an equal footing with the Marion and Polk county growers. McMinn- ville News. While the railroad company maintains a small warehouse at Independence, it is not nearly large enough for the business. Consid ering the acreage of bops around Independence the warehouse here is wholly ipadequate and growers have asked the railroad company to erect a bop warehouse commen surate with the business offered. There is complaint every year of a lack of storage facilities and the railroad company ia put to the ex tremity to ship the hops away as they are hauled in. Irrigation Congress In Boise in September The Fourteenth National Irriga tion Congress will be held at Boise, Idaho, September 3rd to 8th, inclu sive. The mayor ot easn town is authorized to appoint 5 delegates and the president of each commer cial club 2 to the congress, those wishing to go from Polk should make their desires known. Little Blanche Russell Tramped by Horse Little Blanche Russell came near beine trampled to death by a horse on the James Russell place near Monmouth last week. She was . i enjoying a ride on a worK norse that was being used to elevate nay into the barn loft. The horse be came entangled in the traces, bucked the little girl off and tread on her chest, breaking one rib and tearing two loose from the sternum bone. Her life was for awhile de spaired of but she ia now on the road to recovery. The Real Tlitnsr in Ancestors "Have ye anny ancisters, Mrs. Kelly?" asked Mrs. O'Brien. "An phwat's ancisters I" "Why. people you shprung from." Listen ,-to me, Mrs. O'Brien," aafA Mra? TTfillv imDresBivelv. "I come from the rale shtock av Don ahues thot shpring from nobody They shpring at thiml" Brief and Breezy Where there's a Jill there's i Jay. Loquacity ia the mother of in vention. a r?rl with a new rine "alius e - , - hnz" trouble with her hair. A railway collision is certainly a bnmn of destructiveness. A harness dealer calls his store room a bridle chamber. Aneeeis best when freBh, but Two years ago 21,000 1 it's different with an office boy. N'ewnort. Julv K. One hundred and eighty-five eople came in Sat urday evening and 410 Sunday. It took eleven coaches to brin;? trie excureibnifcts in Sunday. The hot weather of the valley is driving pnople coastward and this point is getting its share. There has never, this early in the season, been as many people on the Newport and Nye Creek beach as at present. If the travel continues during next month, this will be Newport's big gest season. The crowds are taking advan tage of the tide for surf-bathing at Nye Creek beach daily. There are no life lines provided but it is con sidered reasonably safe on an in coming tide. All bathing is done at Nye Creek. The Newport beach, oreferred bv many, and being m- side the bar, absolutely safe, is not opened up this year nor is there at present any prospect of its being made the haunts of surf bathers A GOOD CHANQK The life-saving station is to be removed from its present quarters nn Rnnth Beach across the Bay to ihnold liffht house on the Ne port promontory. It was never clear to the casual observer why the iife-Bavine station should be located on the flat beach across tbe Bay wheD so fine a lookout was available on the Newport side. But anyone who has kept in touch with tbe way things have been done in Oregon in the psst, will readily explain that some individ ual owning property on South Beach secured the location of the life-saving station at the less desir able point for his personal benefit. Now, however, it is to be brought across the Bay and the old light house is to be re-fitted. GOVERNMENT WASTE. AU that remains of the $900,000 spent by the government on Ya- quina harbor, are some toredo-eaten piling and ragged reefs of rocks ex tending out into the bay. Ihe gov eminent expenditure was wasted, and yet Yaquina Bay affords a good little harbor. The influence that is behind the neglect of this harbor, and the waste of money already ex panded will probably be brought to light some day. SUBJECT FOB MUCK-KAKE. A common source of complaint with guests this year are the lack o f transportation facilities ana booze. The old T. M. Richardson, that transfers passengers from the terminus of the railroad at Yaquina to Newport, comes in for the keen- ... i i est criticism, liegaraiess oi mo Hiz of the crowd, they are all, in cluding women and children, herd ed on this boat and a 6Cow it car ries, and the trip across the bay, un der the conditions, does not leave a pleasant impression of Newport-by-tbe-Sea. To add to the discomfort, the crowd is forced to wait at the Yaquina wharf going and coming. Probably this branch ot the service will never be improved until the muck-rake press pays its unstinted respects. FROM INDEPENDENCE. Mrs. F. W. Treanor and little daughter, Bernice, are here and have taken on the ruddy seaside complexion. Miss Pearl Squire is here admir- 1 ig the millinery that cornea from ber store, and sclin.4 as critic at urf bathing. Glen Ireland bs quit horse rac ing on the track, and Is foot-racing e beach with all who profese to epenl. Frank Mutkry i agtin doing the honors at the Al'bey Hou with ail the grace of a French dancing nias ler. J. 8. Cooper was ln-ro SumLy with hi grip. J. Kirty, the m-wing machine man who achieved notoriety at the Biilem Skidoo, w here like a duck the first of the week. B. F. Jones proved hiniftlf an ocean swimmer in the sutf Sunday, but lost his laurels 00 the Leach foot race in oontume. Jones ex celled in swimming, but it is claim ed he lost in a f.wt rnce against a man with one arm and a cork leg. Mrs. W. G. Cresy is spending a jew days at ber old home, the Crea sy House. Mr. A. W. Vernon Hiss Buelah liangate Married, in Portland on Wednes day. July 11th, at the home of N. M. Moody, uncle of the bride, A. W. Vernon and Miss Buelah Hun- gate, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. 8. Hungate of Molalla, Clacka mas county. Mr. Vernon is one of Polk county's best citizens and hi" many friends join in congratula tions on the occasion of this happy event. The newly wedded couple is at home now on Mr. Vernon'e farm six miles north of Indepen dence on the Dallas-Salem road. Fixed All Bight, to His Mind An automobilist who was touring through the country saw, walking ahead of him, a man followed by a dog. As the machine drew near tbem the dog etarted suddenly to cross the road; he was hit by the car and killed immediately. The motorist Btopped his machine and approached the man. "I'm very sorry, my man, that this has nap pened," he said. "Will five dol lars fix it?" Oh, yes," said the mao; "five dollars will fix it, I guess-" Pocketing the money as the car disappeared in the distance he looked down at the dead animal. 'I wonder whose dog it was?" he said. A Ballad ot Vegetables A potato went out on a mash And sought an onion bed; "That's pie for me!" observed the squash, And all the beets turned red. "Go 'way!" the onion, weeping, cried; "Your love I cannot be; The pumpkin be your lawful bride You cantaloupe with me." But onward still the tuber came, And lay down at her feet; "You cauliflower by any name And it will smell as wheat; And I, too, am an early rose, And you I've come to see; So don't turnip your lovely nose, But epinachat with me. "I do not carrot all to wed, So eo, sir, if you please!" The modest onion meekly said, uAud lettuce, pray, have peaBi Go, think that you have never seen Myself, or smelled my sigh; Too long a maiden I have been For favors in your rye!" "Ah, spare a cuss!" the tuber prayed; "My cherryshed bride you'll be; You are the only weeping maid That's currant now with me!" And as the wily tuber spoke He caught her by surprise, . And, giving her an artichoke, Devoured ber with his eyes.