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INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, FEBRUARY 6, 1920.
NUMBER U .
iSOON BE APPEARING
SLOW DO WNFAST BOYS
| The road between lndepend-
| euce and Monmouth is becom-
I ing a very popular place for
[ the. boys to “ let’er out" and go
| some faster than the law per-
| mits. Collisions and turnovers
| are becoming very frequent and
| unless there is a decided change
j to a more safe and sane mode of
| stretch of road, it will be neces-
| sary for the proper authorities to
[ take such steps as w ill abate
I the nuisance.
This is the year oi primary elec
tion and already candidates have
begun to put out feelers to ascer
tain the wishes of the “dear peo
ple.” A number of politicians al
ways get interested in the “dear
people" election years. Other years
they are not so much concerned.
Democratic primaries on May 21
there will be a special election CITY COUNCIL TO COMBAT
held for the purpose of voting on
SPEEDING ON STREETS
eight proposed measures, four of
which provide for additional taxa
The honorable mayor and city
tion. Another for the repeal of the council toiled in regular session
law abolishing the death penalty Wednesday night.
and another, if adopted, provides
It was agreed to take drastic ac
that the president of the stats tion to stop speeding upon the
senate shall become governor in streets of the city. A list of alleged
case of a vacancy.
offenders is in the hands of the
George Chamberlain (Democrat) chief of police. He will first warn
is a candidate to succeed himself and if this does no good, arrests
as U. .S. Senator and there is no will be made.
great hankering among either Dem
The health committee will con
ocrats or Republicans to go up a- sult with the physicians and co-op
gjninst him. Bob Stanfield, who erate with them to prevent the en
made an unsuccessful fight against trance of epidemics.
Senator McNary two years ago,
John Bramburg was given a con
may receive the Republican nomi tract to build a “brace w all” on the
Main street fill and w ill receive $240
There is already six Republican for the work.
hats in the ring for secretary of
2nd HAND STORES COMBINED;
Other than judge all county of
STEVENS A CO. HAVE MOVED
fices w ill be filled this year, includ
ing district attorney and two repre
Stevens & Co., who have conduct
sentatives in the legislature. For ed a second hand store on Main
district attorney, E. K. Piasecki, in street near the Beaver Hotel for
cumbent, w ill probably seek re-elec several months, have purchased
tion as a Democrat. Cecil Swope Smith's second hand .store on C
is being urged to go after the Re street, and this week combined the
publican nomination. John S. Bo two and w ill occupy Smith’s old
hannon has been suggested as a stand on C street. Stevens & Co.
good man to send to the legislature. now have the only second hand store
Clerk Moore and Superintendent in Independence. . Mr. Stevens has
W ills will be candidates to succeed had years of experience in this par
themselves via the Republican ticular line of business, is pleasant
route. If Sheriff Orr has had e- and honorable to deal with, and he
nougn, there is much talk favor and his associates w ill be well pa
able to the heavyweight constable tronized. They^ w ill buy and sell
from Monmouth, J. 1L Moran, be new and second hand furniture
ing drafted for the place. A com and hardware and the public is
missioner is also to be elected and most cordially invited to call upon
it is told that Monmouth will pres them.
ent one of its leading citizens for
COSTUMES AT HARD TIMES
LEAP YEAR VAL. PARTY
ACE GARAGE RE MODELED;
NOW HAS “ROOMY” OFFICE
"Forewarned is forearmed.”
So don’t forget the things you
may be fined for if you don’t obey
the “ rules and regulashrns" at the
Hard Times Leap Year Valentine
party next Wednesday evening.
Women must ware cotton dresses
or something ekally approperate."
“There hose must not be silk and
they must be mismatched.”
Jewelry will not be alloud ”
Poughdle dorgs must be left at
Every gent must ware there old
close with patches."
‘Biled shirts and dude kollers
must be left to hum.”
JUDGE AND MRS. N. L. BUTLER
‘No necktys will be aloud.”
W ILL MOVE TO DALLAS
Every gent and lady must ware
Having disposed of their resi a red . heart in some conspicuous
dence property in Independence to place."
S. Taylor Jones and purchased a
Audience must not smile when
home in Dallas, Judge and Mrs. N. bride and groom enter but use
L. Butler, honored and highly re them with due reverence."
spected residents of Independence,
The parson has grate skill in
w ill move to Dallas within a few tying of knots and we beseech your
days. There is much regret that liberal patronage in same."
the Judge and his wife are to leave.
Prizes will be given for the
They have been wise in counseland most comical couple in the grand
progressive in action. Their many march, also for the most comical
friends wish them much happiness acting man and woman thruout
in their new home.
the entire evening.”
I “The phun will kommence at 8:15
j p. m. If yo'j are late the inspect-
L W ILL NOT RE HOPS;
\ ors may get you."
FRUIT RAISING PROMINENT
The evening is planned simply
for a merry mixer for Civic Club
(Editor Post)—For a while it was members and their husbands or
a general talk about putting out some representative.
hops, hops, hops, and of course the member is privileged to invite a
price is a great inducement and couple of friends, the lady being a
those that do w ill surely make a non-Club member.
neat little fortune. But other peo
The fines will be very small and
ple of other traits have wakened no admission is charged. The par
up. Those that have the “taste of ty will be given at the K. of P.
fruit" say that they have heard the Hall.
whispers of canneries here, and can
"The hull Club will interduce
neries there, and canneries every strangers and look arter bashful
where, and they say “that cannery fellars.”
rhyme sounds mighty fine to me,
“ Hum and hev sqm phun."
for ‘we can can that golden fruit’
and ship it across the sea.” So all
that whispering is leading those RETIRES AFTER 27 YEARS
that have the "taste of fruit” , hire-
ing teams and tractors, preparing
Afte 27 years as editor and pub
the ground for such things as will
bring forth that “golden fruit" to lisher o. the Jefferson Review, G.
be canned by the canneries, who W. Humphrey retires.
w ill employ our w ives, daughters tism drove Mr. Humphrey out, oth
and sons so it can be shipped across erwise he would have hung on for
another 27 years. H. D. Mars pur
chased the Review,
H. Hirschberg, owner of the
building occupied by the Ace Gar
age, has had the building remod
eled and the Ace now has a very
comfortable office which is not on
ly convenient to the Ace but to the
public as well. Mr. McLean, pro
prietor, and his secretary, Walter
Plant, are industrious young men
and by their efforts have increased
the patronage of the garage to
such an extent that additional help
had to be secured.
All labw lyU oai stopped at
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—SUNDAY AND MONDAY, FEB. 8-9—
(Including Sunday Matinee.)
CLYDE T. ECKER, PUBLISHER
m in WHO CARES ANYHOW
Folk* county's school supervis
or has resigned to accept the
deputy county clerkship and fear
is* expressed that “there may be
some difficulty in getting a cap
able man to fill the place.”
The average Polk county cit
izen won’t care much if the po
sition is never filled.
CITIZENS ASK COURT
ABOUT ROAD WORK
1 U S T M T I f
11 m e n e
Say, can’t you see the hustle and
bustle about this city?
blind if you can’t. Lots of folk*
moving in, too; all the empty store
buildings filling up. You ought to
climb aboard the boosters’ wagon
and go long for a ride.
Besides the evidences of prosper
ity in town, everything is moving in
the country. Farmers are “ fix iu ’
for the year’s work quite happy
with the idea that the financial re
turns will be good. A number of
“deals in dirt" are in embryo. -Two
at least, were made within the past
few days. T. R. HefHey sold his
line farm north, of Independence
and Mr. Mitty, who recently pur
chased the Ballard place, south of
Independence, has sold it again.
(From the Monmouth. Herald)
There was a gathering of citizens
interested in road and highway
matters Wednesday morning to at
Are you tired of commonplace films
tend the session of thee ounty court
this one— the extraordinary story of Dolores, the
in Dallas. Something like fifty
swimming girl of the Canadian wilds, and ‘ ‘Wapi,
people were present and they were
from Airlie, Suver, Elkins, Mon
the K iller,” the great dog who fights the fight of
mouth, Falls City and other places.
his fighting life, to save her from men of prey more
All were intrested in roads und the
heartless than the beasts of the forest. 16 kinds of
subject was brought up as soon as
wild animals play a unique part in the story. A tale
the two members of the court put
of love an<l villainy— unique, beautiful, daring!
in an appearance.
Wm. Riddell, Jr., led off as BAPTIST CHURCH HAS VERT
spokesman for the visitors. ‘The ACTIVE AND EVENTFUL WEEK
assemblage was preseat, he told the
There has been much activity in
court, for a matter of information.
They were interested in the con the Baptist church for the past
struction of the Pacific highway- three weeks. A new pastor has been
south of Monmouth and a delega installed, interesting qnd fruitful
tion from Elk'ns und vicinity had revival services have been conduct
vjsited the highway commission last ed by Rev. Driver and a number of
Monday Engineer Nunn had told new members have been added.
Gosh all tarnation, hut Bill was mad! He meant
The ordination of the pastor, H.
them that the road south from
nothing but good, ¿’'act was, he had the grandest
Monmouth hud been definitely lo L. Proppe, which was to have taken
cated except the exact place where place this week was postponed.
little rheumatism cure that ever brought relief to
the Luckiamute was to be crossed. Representatives of the church from
sufferin’ humanity. And then to think that his very
This was to be east of the Helmick various parts of the state were pres
first “ prospect” chased him off the place. Mad!
bridge and the department was now ent. On Wednesday the church
Bill just had to go and do something desperate, and
watching the course of the river in enjoyed a “home coming" or get
he did! He fell in love, became a regular fightin’
winter that they might be better acquainted meeting, in honor of
able to judge where the bridge Rev. and Mrs. Proppe, in order that
hero and made more money than you’d ever dream.
they might know their congrega
could best be built.
But the commission would not tion better and in turn that the
have any money for the necessary congregation might become better
grading until after the May elec acquainted with their pastor and hi*
People interested in the wife. The occasion was also Jn
The greatest half hour’s laugh you have ever seen.
of his birthday.
highway believed some of the pre celebration
liminary grading should be done at tables were laden1 with all the good
once. There were two or three things prosperous farmers can pro
hills to be cut down and if this was duce with added dishes of town
done at once, it would have time fixin’s. It was one of the biggest
to settle and bo better. fitted for spreads that ever satisfied a hun
traffic during the coming winter gry crowd in Independence. Dur
and would be ready to pave a year ing the week new members of the
hence. For this reason they were church were baptized.
Rev. Proppe w ill preach Sunday
appealing to the court.
This is a genuine novelty. W e have come to ex
pect great things from Doug Fairbanks; we some
had been definitely located, that no L M. BUS GOES OVER;
times wonder where he can possibly get any more
PASSENGERS ESCAPE INJURY
official information to this effect
new ideas from. Yet he comes along with a picture
had come to them from the commis
Last Sunday the Independence-
like this and simply carries us o ff our feet. “ When
sion. Also that the road between
bus experienced another
the Clouds Roll B y ” is so new and original in story
A Ford at
and action, so far away from anything that has
$32,000 which would have to come tempted to pass between the bus
been attempted before, that we go on record now
out of the $40,000 to be provided and another car. The bus driver
with the prediction that every laugh-loving, thrill-
when the bonds which the county- apprehended there was not enough
loving, man, woman and child in town will be talk
had voted hadi been sold. True, room for the Ford to pass and pull
they admitted in response to ques ed out too far, so over went the buB.
ing about Fairbanks and his picture before the
tions, the commission had not asked Passengers, suit cases, traveling
week is half over.
them for the money, therefore the bags, all sorts and sizes, flew in
bonds had not been sold and they every direction.
were saving for the county the in body was hurt.
terest on the money.
Ira C. JPowell suggested to' the THE AUTO UTILITIES CO.
court that this is the season of the
year when a road program is form
The Auto Utilities Co. has opened
ulated and asked if the court did
not deem itproper for the court to a branch in Independence, occupy
balance up their credits and assets ing ttie McBeth building on C street
and formulute u program on what The Maxwell car will be sold and a
m theyj had to spend for the year. number are now on display.
U. G. Berry, formerly of Portland,
Harvey Dickenson of Elkins said the
engineer had assured them that will be the resident manager and
while they could not go at the work Mr. and Mrs. Berry will make their
until later in the year, if the home here. He comes highly re
county would take up some of the commended and they will be a valu
IN D E P E N D E N C E
! grading the commi.,sion would set able addition to the population of
the grade stakes and do what they our city. Mr. ar\d Mrs. Berry are
lin m iM IIH IIIM IIH IIIH IIIH IIIH IIIH IIIM IU IIB IIW I« n ilM IM llM III
IIINIIRII could to help.
Ulrich of the parents of Mrs. K. C Eldridge.
Airlie said he had been over a con Jr.
siderable part of the county during
the pAst few weeks and had found THIS WEEK FIVE TEARS ABO
(From the Michigan Tradesman.)
everywhere an intense desire to
IN SOUTH POLK COUNTY
Teach me that 60 minutes make an hour, 16 ounces make have the roads improved in accord
ance with promises that had been (From the Independence Monitor
one pound, and 100 cents one dollar.
made. It was said that the state
February 5, 1915,
Help me to live so that I can lie down at night with a highway should come first as itwas Ben C. Crow resigned a pastor
clean conscience, without a gun under my pillow, and a foeder to the other roads and for of the Christian church.
daunted by the faces of those to whom I have brought this reason he urged the work be Asa B. Robinson, Sr., died at his
undertaken this month if possible.
home in Independenct aged 85.
Ralph Dodson of Elkins also ad-
Grant, I beseech thee, that I may earn my meal ticket
dr'ssed the c -url, say og the people
Valley & Siletz railroad right-of-
on the square, and in doing so may not stick a gaff where bad paid taxes for roads and if they way
ii does not belong.
had not paid enough were willing
Deafen me to the jingle of tainted money and the rustle to pay more, but they wanted roads Law firm of Butler & Hurley dis
and wanted them badly. G. A. Pet solved.
of unholy skirts.
Blind me to the faults of the other fellow, and reveal to erson of Suver told one or two good COUNTY CLERK ISSUING
stories und detailed his experience
me my own.
LICENCES FOR “SHEP”
with a section of road near his
Guide me so that each night when I look across the din farm where automobiles stalled
ner table at my wife, who has been a blessing to me, I will three or four at a time. He said One of the state courts having de
his instinct wns to keep as far a- clared the dog tax law constitution
have nothing to conceal.
way from that particular road as al, County Clerk Moore has begun
Keep me young enough to laugh with my children and
possible for inevitably as soon as to issue dog licences. A good dog
to lose myself in their play.
neared it he was called on for as is worth the tax.
And then when comes the smell of flowers and the tread sistance.
of soft steps and the crunching of the hearse’s whcele in
Falls City people inquired into
Question lor D*hoto
the gravel out in front of my place, make the ceremony the status of the Dallas, Falls City
(Continued on Page 4.)
pid the sarth pig see his shadow?
short and the epitaph simple: Here lies a man.
—TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10 11—
in “BILL HENRY.”
in “CAMPING OUT."
—THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, FEB. 12-13—
in “WHEN THE CLOUDS ROLL BY.”
—SATURDAY, FEB. 14—
in “THE GAY OLD DOG.”
HEROLD LLOYD COMEDY,
I S I
A MAN’S PRAYER