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INDKl'KNDKNCK. OKK(i(N, THUIJSDAY, JULY 10, VMH.
Call (or Heeling frcni All
MADE III PROMINENT MEN
Leading Citizens of Every
Section Will Attend Good
"(JimmI Iloads" seems U have be
come in roce it times lii subject of
general conversation when a group of
ciliiens got tK"tlur. During the
last two weeks there haa lan more
diacussion of good roads aaoog leople
generally then there he about the
greet politicel campaign tbat is before
tie. When dairymen fret together
they discuss good roads; it m the same
with fniit grower, while automobile
owners have become veritable cranks
on the subject.
An insistent demand, twining from
every section of the state, has been
made upon the Portland Commercial
Club to call some character of repre
sentative meeting to discuss a prac
tical plan whereby all Oregon may
have better highways. President W.
K. Newell, of the Htat Hoard of Hort
iculture, ha written to the club ask
ing that action be taken without de
lav: a similar request alsooomes from
i V Hnilew Ktat Uairv and
Kood Commissioner, on behalf of the
diiiry interests, and the bankers of
Portland and other Cities and towns
of the stiite are of one mind on the
subject. Many of the cities through
out Oregon are building high class
hard surface pavements, and every
where you go you find men talking
As a result of all this it lias boon
determined to hold an "Oregon (lood
Roads Conference" in the convention
hall (nth floor) of the Portland Com
mercial Club, Tuesday, August 11th,
with morning, afternoon and evening
sessions. No interest in the state
seems to bo more anxious to have a
part in developing the good roads
sentiment into a realization than the
railroads, und as a result a rate of a
faro and a third has been made for
this meeting; tickets will bo good the
day before and the day after the meet
ing, so that it may bo extended over
the second day if necessary.
An interesting program will bo pre
pared, but there will bo no long-winded
theoretical speeches practical men
will ho secured and practical questions
discussed. The good roads associa
tions of Oregon and Washington will
bo asked to co-operate in making the
meeting a success. The basis of rep
resentation will be announced within
a few days, but all commercial and
industrial bodies, county judges,
county commissioners, editors, and
mayors, will be authorized to appoint
delegates and urged to have a good
Boy's Life Saved.
My little boy, four years old, had a
severe attack of dysentery. We had
two physloians; both of them gave him
up. We then gave him Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy
which cured him and believe that
saved his life. William H. Strollng,
Carbon Hill, Ala. There is no doubt
but this remedy eaves the liyes of many
children each year. Give it with castor
oil accordion to the plain printed di
rections and a cure is certain. For sale
by P. M. Klrkland.
Composition on Pants.
Pants are made for men and not for
women. Women are made for men,
and not for pants. When a man pants
for a woman and a woman pants for
a man, they are a pair of pants.
Such pants don't last. Fants are like
molasses they are thinner in hot
weather, and thicker in cold. Men
are often mistaken in pants; such
. i . i
There ha ! much diM'iisaion
whi ther nuU i singular or plural.
rWin t' ' when men wear puiiln it i
plural and when they d.m't wear any
it m singular. Men go on a tear in
their punt, and itUall right; when
the punt go mi a tear it I nil wrong
j If you want to make pants l.wt make
tli coat rirt.
Married in Portland, Saturday, July
II. I'.KW.Mw. Ktta M. Stroud to Mr
M. Merwin, Rev. K. H. Mow re, pastor
of the First M. K. Church, South, of
Portland, officiating. The ceremony
was e rformed at 7;3 a. in. at the
IMirwolinge, in the presence of a few se
lect friends. Mr. and Mrs. Merwin
departed immediately after the cere
mony, aboard the Steamer State of
California, for San Francisco where
they will spend a fortnight prior to
returning to IndejH-ndence to take up
Mrs. Stroud Merwin is the accom
plished milliner whose store is on
C street, and Mr. Merwin is the pout
taster of Indejcndence. They are
prominent residents of this city and
have a host of friends who will join
with the West Side Knterprise in ex
tending congratulations to the happy
It Can't He Heat.
The beat of all teachers Is experience,
- - m a a nil V..k
J. M. llaraen. or Oliver vhj, unu
Carolina, save: "I find Electric Bitters
does all that's claimed for It. For
Stomacn, Liver and Kidney troubles
It can't be beat. I have tried It and
And it a most excellent medicine."
Mr. Harden Is right; it's the best of all
medicines also for weakness, lame
back and all run down conditions.
Rest too for chilli and malaria. Sold
u uder guarantee at all druggists 60c.
The demonstration meeting of the
stockholders of the Independence
Cannery which was called for Satur
day at the cannery plant in South In
dependenco resulted in a feeling of
satisfaction to all who visited to wiew
the plant in operation. It was a
matter of astonishment to some the
magnitude of the plant and its
superiority over almost all other plants
of the state of Oregon. It is not boast ¬
ing when it is said that Independence
has the best that can bo bought in
There were some sixty visitors to the
cannery Saturday and all came away
stistied. 1 1 is more than can be said
of most institutions. There are few
canneries which are able to observe
the cleanliness strikingly noticeable
Saturday. People were heard to
observe that they would not be averse
to eating fruit canned in the In-
ilependence cannery. The equipment
is there to not only do sanitary work
but to observe cleanliness to a fault.
The product of the Independence
cannery is destined to find a market
which will expand each year and grow
more and more popular. The Indepen
dence country has the soil near by
which will supply the best fruits that
can be grown. Surely prosperity
dawns for both the producer and the
Best the World Affords.
"It gives me unbounded pleasure to
recommend Bucklen's Arnica Salve,"
says J. W. Jenkins, of Chapel Hill, N.
U. "I ana convinced It's the best salve
the world affords. It cured a felon on
my thumb, and it never fails to heal
every sore, burn or wound to which it
Is applied. 25 cents at all druggists.
Mrs. . E. Paddock and children
are visiting friends and relatives in
Albany this week.
War Against Consumption.
All nations are endeavoring to check
the ravages of consumption, the "white
olaeue" that claims so many victims
each year. Foley's Honey and Tar
oures concIiB and colds perfectly and
you are in no danger of consumption.
Do not risk vour health by taking some
unknown preparation when Foley's
Honev and Tar is safe and certain in
results. Dove & Williams.
Former Well-known Residents
of Polk County.
MILDRED LONG IS DROWNED
Friends Co Swimming at Wash
ougal and AH Are Near
Fourteen-year-old Mildred Long of
445 F.ast Ash street, lost her Iffe by
drowning in a slongb connecting with
the Columbia River at Washougal,
Wash., Saturday night, while her cou
sin, Cora Hosford, also 14 years old,
proved herself a heroine by rescuing
her father, Captain Pern Hosford, and
her uncle, H. K. Patterson, from
It was only with the greatest diffi
culty that the little girl sucoeedod in
rescuing the two men, and she risked
her own life in frantic efforts to rescue
Having aided her uncle to reach
the shore, she went back to the rescue
of the others. Her father was sin king
when she reached his side. Seizing
him by the hair, she held him up un
til she reached shallow water, and her
uncle, having recovered sufficiently,
aided in removing him to the bank.
Then the girl swam back into the
river to aid her cousin. She succeed
ed in bring the body of Mildred Long
to shore, but not in time to save her
Physicians and experts from Wash
ougal were summoned by the crowd
that gathered on the banks of the la
goon and made desperate but vain ef
forts to revive Mildred Long. How
ever, they succeeded in reviving Cap
tain Hosford, w ho was unconscious for
over twenty minutes. Mr. Fatteraon
also required medical attention, but
both he and Captain Hosford will
suffer no serious results. Little Cora
Hosford was uninjured.
After vainly trying to resuscitate
Mildred Long for more than half an
hour the physicians abandoned their
efforts. The remains were brought to
Portland yesterday and the funeral
will probably be held Tuesday.
As a result of the death of the child,
the mother, Mrs. H. It. Patterson, is
prostrated and physicians express ser
ious doubts of her recovery. She can-.
not weep, it is said, and her deep and
ilnnt irrief niav have serious etiects
upon her heart.
Twice, almost within the year, have
the waters of the Columbia exacted
cruel toll of tle woman. And with
the death Saturday evening she is
ihildless, having paid the tributo of
two children to the great river.
June 13, last year, her 16-year-old
son, Harold Long, was drowned in the
Columbia, and her grief is consequent
ly two-fold. The boy was returning
to Portland from Washougal. He
was making the trip in a canoe, when
it overturned and he was lost.
In their course across the lagoon Mr.
Patterson was accompanying the Hos
ford girl and Captain Hosford Mildred
Long. They were separated by only a
short distance. WThen they had reached
the middle of the lagoon Cora Hosford
called to Mr. Patterson that she was
tired. He swam close to her and told her
to place her hands on his shoulders.
She did so and together they quickly
reached the other bank.
They had hardly reached their destin
ation before they were startled to hear
cries for aid from Captain Hosford.
Turning they saw him struggling in
the water with Mildred Long, who
had become completely exhausted.
Patterson at once went to their aid,
leaving Miss Hosford on the shore.
Reaching the two struggling swim
mers, Patterson seized Captain Hos
ford by the hand and began to tow
both swimmers towards the shore.
Soon, however, he lost his grip upon
lliwford's bund and went under
the Witter. While It low the surfaeo
lie rau jit llm hand of the girl, who
thing frnlir'.ly to him. Then Cap
tain llonford found them and the
three were vtroggliiig in tho water,
when two of them were n-M'Ued by
Corn llonford. Si-eiug the danger of
her father, uncle and coimin from her
jMwIn.'ii on the bank, she plunged
fearleraly into the water and with
great skill ami ran) presence of mind
aucrtw-d in reeiiiiig her father and
Mr. Patterson, step-father of the girl
who was drowned, is chief weigher
in the (iovernment Cuatoin-IIouso in
this city. On July 4 he and his wife and
daugl.tr iii law went to Wanhougal to
sK'iid hi vacation at the home of his
brother-in-law, Captain Hosford. Cap
tain Hosford is well know n in maritime
circles along the Columbia, and is now
in command of the steamer Jesse Har
kins. Almost every evening since
their arrival at Washougal the two
men have taken the two girl swim
ming in a lagoon which is caused by
the Columbia. Roth men are good
swimmers, and the girls were also
adept in that sort. It was 8 o'clock
Saturday evening when they went
into the water. Many times they
have waded across the lagoon, and on
that evening they started to swim
across. Evidently they did not
follow the course they had followed
in wading, for when exhaustion over
came them neither of the men could
touch bottom. Portland Oregonian.
H. R. Patterson is well known in
Polk county, having been a resident
of Independence at one time. His
son, Harry, and daughter, Frances,
who are sending the summer with
relatives in Independence, went to
Portland yesterday to attend the fu
neral of their step-sister.
Al Brown, of the Salem Water Co ,
has been minus a horse and buggy for
the past 48 hours, but if all goes well,
he will be in possession of them in the
course of the next day or so.
Sunday morning between five and
six o'clock he heard some one drive
out of the stable, but thinking at the
time that the matter was a legitimate
one he paid no attention until apprised
by the night watchman, Bennett, that
the rig was really gone for good. Mr.
Brown had caught a fleeting glimpse of
the occupants of the rig, and had noted
that they were a couple of young fol
lows who were rather thinly clad
hereupon he jumped to the con
clusion that they were from the reform
school. Hence, promptly telephoned
Superintendent Looney'of the institu
tion, but was answered to the effect
that there were no missing boys from
However, after acquainting the pol
ice with the theft it turned out that
he was right in regard to one of them
ina certain sense, for one of them,
Clifford DeBord, has been in the school,
and has been out lately on parole.
The other, Robert Ilillard, comes
from Independence, the same town
as DeBord, but so far, has escaped the
Reform school. Needless to say, he
stands a good chance now.
Yesterday, just before noon, Chief
Gibson received a telephone message
from the sheriff at Hillsboro stating
that he had the boys and the rig, and
that they would be held until the
arrival there of an officer from this
The sheriff here was thereupon
communicated with, and this morning
Constable Hamilton will leave for
Hillsboro to return with the young
scamps and the rig.
The boys had been loafing around
the power house of the Water company
the evening before, and about 4 o'clock
Sunday morning they asked the watch
man to allow them to get in near the
boiler, claiming they were cold.
As they were both lightly clad, he
allowed them to do this, but like the
farmer's snake in the fable, they re
paid him illy.
FIRST STATE BANK
C APITAL, .S25,OOG
J OE.YKRAL IUXKIXO BUSINESS CONDUCTED
OrriCEKs and Directokb:
W. A. Messner. Pres. K. Ilofer. Vice-Pres. C. C. Patrick, Cash
Win. KidJell F. N. 8lump. J. P. Rogers
The Real Estate Men
Farm and City
Property is Our
We are going to sell real estate
and are now in touch with peo
ple in the east and some who
are now on the ground and
want small farms. They have
the money and are going to in
vest in Polk county.
IF YOU WANT TO SELL,
NOW IS YOUR TIME
of single and double harness. .My.
harness is all made from oak ta
leather and warranted to be free
My prices are right,
G, C Dunham :
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Please note that we have installed special seed
cleaneis at our warehouses at Independence and
Monmouth and are prepared to clean your wheat,
oats, barley, vetch, rape, clover seed, timothy
seed, onion seed, Lettuce seed, and any other seed
that is cleanable.
At Monmouth we have the largest and best
equipped seed cleaning plant in the state. We
guarantee to do you the best possible work with
the smallest practical waste. Your interest is
our interest. Won't you give us a trial ?
Oregon Milling & Warehouse Co.
POLK COUNTY BANK
MONMOUTH, - OREGON.
PAID CAPITAL $30,000.00
Transacts a general banking and exchange business,
received, Loans made, Drafts sold.
Officers and Directors
J. H. Hawley, Pres., P. L, Campbell, Vice Pres., Ira C. Powell, Cashier
J. B. V. Butler, F. 8. Powell, J. B. Stump,
I. M. Simpson.