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About West side enterprise. (Independence, Polk County, Or.) 1904-1908 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 7, 1906)
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TWICE A WEEf'
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INDKl'ICNDKNCK, TOI.K COUNTY, OltKOON, HKlTKMIIKIt 7, 1000.
POLK COUNTY BANK
MONMOUTH, - OREGON.
PAID CAPITAL $30,000.00
TranHa a general banking tulnea. Pepoalla received, Loana
mat!, Drafts sold. Careful and courteous attention Riven all accounts.
OrrtCKHH iNU Diukctok
J. H. HawUy, PrN, P. L. Camp''. Vlea Vi., Ira C. Powell, CaahUr
J. B. V. Uutler, V, 8. Powell, J. B. Htump, J. A. VVItbrow,
I, M. Hlmpaon.
It J. Taylor. Councilman Hub-
ma cam idovmi wifti iajior ixt
THE INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK
OAFJTAL STOOK, S5O,0O0.00.
H HIB8IIBEKG, Freaident. ABRAM NELSON, Vice Freslden
O. W. IRVINE, Caibler.
OIRECTOR8.-II. IhrrTTc wTnear., B. F. Bmlth, J. E. Rhode, and
A rneral banklnf and eirhange bunlnew tran.actcd. Loam mid. BIHa
dlteoonted. Commercial credlta granted. Deposits received on current account
object to check.
Cittle Palace Rotel
T. W. Cr'taner, Prcprletir
awfully Supplied D!c$. $U1 fltteutlei ta CommtrcUl Craie.
o UNDER T AKIN Go
Day or Nifbt Calle Promptly attend
ed to. Fine Parler In Connection.
An Experienced Lady Aaslatant.
pucnc, mam 27? . R. 74
XV. L. DICE, Embalmer and Fnneral Director.
Licensed by Oregon State Board of Health.
BICE 6r CALDRE.TH
THE dlKLIE STORE
Largest Country Store in Polk County
Dry Goodi and Groceries, Men's and Boys Clothing,
Boots, Shoes, Hardware and a general line of merchandise
Butter, Egg, Poultry, Wool, Mohair and' Farm Produce
OUR PRICES ARE RIGHT
Simpson Bros. Jflrlle, Ore.
Appointment After Failing
to Cel Any Other
In Ilic Squabble Mayor Paddock Ee
signs but the Cuuncll Retuscs
U Accept the Same
LIVERY, FEED AND BOARDING STABLE
I. W. DICKINSON, Prop.
Good Eigs for Commercial Meri a Specialty.
Good accommodations. Horses well fed. Fine
rigs. Horses boarded by day, week or month.,
Telephone Ifo. 293
W.R ALLIED. D S,
Falaleai Extraotloa Cooper Bulltiag,
B. T. HKKKLE,
One door seutk of Posi Office.
Fin laths id eonectiowith eha
KUTCH if T1YL2R
JText deor to Little Palace Hotel
Sharp Kazan, Prompt Service.
BOOT BLACK Ilf COU If ACTION.
W. G. ISHARMANS
Jnde?enence, - Oxi
While the streets were crowded
with people hurrying to and fro
Tuesday night and the air re
sounded with the music of yiolios,
orohetitras, mueio boxes and
graphophonas, there was being en
acted in the council chamber at
the city hall a little farce comedy.
At times the situation grew almost
dramatic. But there was lacking
the inspiration of a large audience
to cheer or jeer.
Tbe star performer on this occa
sion was Mayor E. E. Paddock,
with Councilmen Huston, Sperling,
Ilanna, and Hubbard for support.
M. Tillery, Recorder Sbarman and
II. J. Taylor also played minor
parts, and Lawyer B. F. Jones
appeared in front of the curtain at
intervals as ofiicial lecturer.
A SMALL AUDIENCE
Tbs audience consisted of H.
Ilirschberg, a reporter, Jones and a
The prologue was recitsd briefly
by Councilman Hubbard when he
arose and said: - "I think we need
some police." Councilman Huston
thought a councilman should also
be elected to fill the vacancy caused
by the death of Councilman Matti-
son. All agreed to this suggestion
M. Tillery's name was placed be
fore tbe council and be received a
unanimous vote. The curtain then
dropped for a short recess during
which Acting Marshal Taylor hunt
ed up and produced Mr. Tillery.
WHAT TILLERY WILL DO
Council was called to order and
Mr. Tillery was led up before Re
corder Sbarman who 6red the fol
lowing broadside at the new recruit:
'Will you solemnly swear you will
support the constitution of the
United States, the constitution of
the state of Oregon, and discharge
the duties ot the office of council
man of the city of Independence to
the best of your ability, so help
yo God?" With hand uplifted,
Mr. Tillery said he would and was
given a seat alongside tbe other
Again the curtain was rung
down for a recess, the purpose being
this time to caucus on the selec
tion of a city marshal. While the
conference was on, City Attorney
Jones took occasion to make a few
remarks on the absolute necessity
of the naming of a marshal before
the council adjourned. It devel
oped in the caucus that a majority
of the council, Huston, Sperling,
Ilanna and Tillery whould stand
for the confirmation of A. - S. New
ton for marshal if the mayor wduld
only name him. Councilman Hub
bard would stand for anybody but
Newton. Councilman Huston call
ed the mayor's attention to a state
ment of the latter at the preceding
meeting in which he said he had
exhausted bis resources in trying
to put in a marshal and would do
whatever the council should agree
upon. "Now," said Mr. Huston,
it's up to the mayor."
MAYOR PRESENTS NAMES
Under these conditions, the coun
cil was again called to order. The
finned. Other ciuticihneri
j again rat onmovetl. no o.a second
jing Mr. HuMurdV motion, Mr.
Council Finally Confirms ills; council.
parliamentary practice and cour
tey to the mayor for Mr. Hub
bard's motion to be seconded and
then vote on the motion, rejecting
the not Inalion of Mr. Taylor, if
teey so denired. Jonea alto anin
urged the necc(nily of chouniog
eouiebody. No second forthcom
ing, the mayor then presented the
name of Lou Travis. Hubhard
again moved confirmation, but tbe
motion again failed to get a second.
It was then the mayor arose and
bgan to talk about resigning.
The majority members he paid
were in favor of A. 8. Newton and
added "I was one of the main ones
in discharging Mr. Newton before
and cannot see my way in justice
to myself to have Mr. Newton again
without my resigning and I hereby
tender my " 'Hold on, Mr. May
or," interjected Mr. Iluitin. And
the mayor held on. Mr. Hunton
added that there might be some
way out of the dilemma without
the mayor's resignation. At this
juueture, "Mr. Ilirschberg, one of
the spectators, became so interested
in the play as to speak out in meet
ing, and suggested, in view of the
predicament the town had beeu
placed in, and in consideration of
the fact that there was one man
specially qualified for marshal, that
all unite on A. J. Tupper. Mr.
Huston had donbts as to Tupper's
eligibility and when the mayor
presented the name of Tupper,
Hubbard in turn moved for con
firmation, Ilanna seconded, and
upon rote it was found Tupper was
one vote shy of election.
REPIQN8 AND DUCKS
The mayor then finished his
sentence tendering his resignation
and called Mr. Huston, president
of the council, to the chair. "I
don't feel just right about this,"
remarked Mr. Huston, as he ad
vanced toward the mayor's chair.
"I do," answered the self-deposed
mayor. Then the mayor that was
began his heaviest acting. Seiz
ing his Panama, he ducked for the
door. This he found barricaded
by Councilman Ilanna. But one
avenue of escape was left. That
was to ltap Irom the window.
From the city hall window to the
street is a cruel, dizzy distance.
To leap or not to leap. That's the
question, Hamlet, in the con
templation of self destruction, in
his famous soliloquy, thought bet
ter of man's duty, and lived on to
brave the arrows and slings of out
rageous iortune. ine cognations
revolving in the mayor's mind
while attempting to make his get
away were brought to an abrupt
close by the announcement of the
vote on bis pronered resignation
President of the Council Huston
bad put the vote on the resigna
tion. The mem bers were not reaay
to accept it.
"Your resignation is not accept
ed" announced tbe presiding officer.
HOPS ARE .FLYINC
Thousands of Pickers Are
Now Gathering tlie Crop
fn This Vicinity
Everybody Busy During the Cay but
Nearly AH Juln la the Kerry
Making Alter Mtjhtlall
f Ollt bKmJfil Muck i a u''t.!ial
reman of Polk county,
j Mr. Carton "rcogiiirn I '..Ik a
jbatling in tbe production f An
gara geaU and it ia bi puriM", I y
buying up aM he can get from hria
,lo lei). 1 an impel us to the gat
buniri-M in hia i!te "We ccly
have about 30,000 goait in Wai-h
itigton," says Mr. Cron, "and
just n well have a million. '
Erlfjht Outlook lor Normal.
Twelve tlioucand active pickero;
twenty-four thouaand flexible arms;
ooe hundred twenty thoufand nim
ble fingers are now at work in the
Independence hop fields. Tbe
body of the pickers is now here
though there are still some coming
Mondsy, Tuesday and Wednes
day, the streets of Independence
were alive with the arriving pick
ers. The streets are by no means
deeerled yet but most of the pick
ers have found their way to the
various hop yards and are living in
the tented cities in the fields and
groves. Every larRe hop yard now
represents a live awake village of
200 to 1000 inhabitants.
There is no lack of life arouud
the hop yard cities. The stores,
amusement halls, merry-go-rounds,
music, singing, horse racing and
otker diversions serve to euliven
the scenes and lend a charm that
tends to fascinate people with hop
Picking, too, has begun in most
of the yards, though not ail, and at
50 cents a box many have already
started their little hop picking
Though the country seems to be
alive with people who have been
coming in one continuous proces
sion the past week, the yards are
not overrun witk pickers. In fact
a number of the smaller yards are
looking out for more pickers.
Indian Uses Els Knife.
There was a cutting affray among
the Indians at Falls City Tuesday
night. They had camped in the
mountain city over night on their
way to the Independence hop fields
when Tom McDonald and DicE
Johnson eneaged in a fight. Mc
Donald used his knife cutting up
his antagonist fearfully. McDon
ald has been placed under arrest.
Fine Goats Shipped
to Other States
mayor again presented the name of routine bills.
"i thank you," was the ready
response. The council had eared
tbe mayor from the consaquences
of his own act. Again he seated
himself in the capacious mayor's
chair and seemed to fill it as neve
before. The difficult problem of
appointing a marshal was taken up
with a lighter heart. To help mat
ters along.'R. J. Taylor, who was
present, and had been passed up
by the council, announced that his
name should not be further consid
ered. There was a hurried consul
tation among the councilmen and
immediately following Taylor's
declination, his name was again
presented. This time, it went.
Mr. Taylor was unanimously con
firmed. The evening's entertain
ment was over. The door was
opened, the dog, H.. Hirschberg,
the reporter and Jones made their
exit in the order named and the
council proceeded to audit the
Yesterday there were 800 An
gora goats shipped from Indepen
dence to the state of Washington.
The purchasers were Carson and
Littlejohn and the band was
shipped direct to their big stock
farm near Steilacomb.
The goats were bought up by
Boothby and Lewis. They were
held here some time awaiting cars.
The band was viewed by many
people while held here, and it was
the general verdict that this was
tha best band of Angoras of its size
ever beheld on the coast.
Last week seven single-deck car
loads of Polk county buck lambs
were Bkipped from Independence
to Sheridan, Wyo. The quality of
the blooded goats and sheep of
Polk eounty has come to be recog
nized until there is demand for all
the stock for breeding purposes
that can be furnished. The Stump
and Riddell sheep and goat farms
in particular have national fame.
A live stock show anywhere in the
United States without sheep and
goats from Polk county, Oregon,
cannot be complete. The income
Wa are pl-aed t note thut tbe
aummer eion of the State Nor
mal School at Moomoutb, which
cloees this week, lias ban very
euccelul. The enrollment ha
reached 120, and many of the etai
nent edocatiors of the state have
taken part in the work.
Tbe coming regular sesion,
which opens beptember 20, prom
ises a very large increase in the en
rollment. With the added appara-
tus ana new material lur the vari
ous departments, and the renova
tion of the entire buildings, th
school has a most promising out
look. The demand for the gradu
ates of the Monmouth Normal i
extending beyond the borders of
Brigham Young Was
Brigham Young came down from
bis foothill ranch Wednesday to at
tend to some details incident to the
final settlement of the suit recently
won over him by a tenant in whoso
interest a will had been made.
Notwithstanding trouble he has had
with renters. Brigham is not en
thusiastic over marrying and build
ing up a home of his own. He has
a good foothill ranch with horsea
and cattle on it and he is still
looking for a man and wife to
come ana live with him. He
agrees to make a will passing all
his property to the party wbo will
stay and work on the place during
the life of the testator. Brigham
is dead set against re opening ne
gotiations with the girl who threw
him down because of the story that
he ate dog meat. The lady, it is
said, has learned that there wss no
truth in the story and is willing to
renew acquaintance with her friend
of former days, but Brigham shows
little disposition toward reconcilia
tion. Thai's the man of it. Man's
stubborn disposition in the cause of
much trouble in the world.
Pool Parlor to be Opened.
A pool parlor will be opened in
Independence tomorrow evening.
John Foust of Portland has leased
and equipped th9 Nelson building
on Main street, formerly occupied
as a restaurant.
Mr. Foust has overhauled the
building inside and touched up the
front with fresh paint. Three pool
tables have been installed and
comfortable seats provided, se that
those who enjoy a game of pool
may go to bis place and pass a
Cigars, candies, etc., will be kept
oh sale. The public is cordially
invited to call.
Fell From a Wagon.
Mrs. Hunt, of near the town of
Gates, received painful injuries by
falling from a wagon at it ran off
the Buena Vi6ta ferry Tuesday
night. Mrs. Hunt was seated on a
trunk pitched on other furniture)
in the wagon and the jar of tho
wagon as it passed off the ferry
tilted her and another woman off.
Mrs. Hunt was injured about the
head and a physician had to be
called. At last accounts she was
suffering4 but her condition was not