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About The Polk County post. (Independence, Or.) 1918-19?? | View Entire Issue (April 23, 1920)
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Elkay’s Straw Hat Dye
RESTORES THE BRILLIANCY TO COLORED
OR LNCOLORED STRAW. GUARANTEED TO
BE WEAR PROOF AND WATER PROOF. ALL
Night, April 28
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i YOURS AFTER USING
An old fashioned dance
in the old fashioned way!
with old fashioned music.[
Any and all forma of Insurance
J. W. KISTLER.
“ Home of the Grafonola”
“ George Campbell and family, who
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PURE DRUGS [ recently moved to Marion county
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CITY AND COUNTRY
Money to loan. See J. W. KIST
Tripp writes lire insurance.
Wanting to rent or buy see J. W.
List your property with J. W. KISTLER.
Eat Liberty bread. It is clean.
The total registration of Independ - 1 Baked by electricity.
once was 1008.
i The dance given by Independence
Kreurner is showing a splendid Host, American Legion, last Wednes-
line of clothing.
day night was a very enjoyable
from Iowa, visited the Fitzgerald
family Sunday. The two families
were neighbors in the east.
The Independence Retail Merch
ants Association has elected the fol
lowing officers: President, R. M.
Walker; vice president, W. H.
Cockle; secretary, D. E. Fletcher.
Mrs. D. P. Sayles arrived in Inde
pendence Wednesday from Port
land. Mr. and Mrs. Sayles will
make their home at the W. A.
Sloper home.on south Main street.
At the Methodist church last Sun
day evening, a minister form Wil
lamette U. spoke. A male quartette
and a girls' glee club from the same
institution rendered some very de
lightful music, making the service
most enjoyable one in every re
Miss Helen Iiutler went to Port-'
land today to spend the week-end. ( to the left’ at the old fashioned spect.
dance given by Co. K next Wednes
W. G. Grant and family arrived in
Mrs. Peter Kurre is enjoying a day night.
yesterday from Ten
Visit with her daughter in Portland.
Judge W. D. Masterson of Cali nessee and will agqjn make their
Emil Braxling of Kooskia, Idaho, fornia lectured at the Isis yesttr- home here. Their friends gave
is visiting relatives in Independence. day on poultry culture to an ap them the glad hand of welcome.
The Grants were accompanied by
A. J. Loop and family who will lo
Patroijizc home industry. Eat
Wood saw for sale. Enquire of cate in Oregon.
R. M. Roe, Pedee.
Mrs. Maud McElmurry still clings
For Sale—Team wt. 2500. 7 and
the lead in the Post’s automobile
8 years old. R. L. Jewell, Box 400,
3 hat look like new. Change the color race, but the margin is so small that
with Elkay’s straw dye. Sold by any one of the candidates might
pass her after a few hours’ hustle.
Robt. Bloam of Portland was a the Williams Drug Co.
Alma Sanderson of Greenwood
guest of the Word Butlers this
After May 1, the Isis will have has advanced to second place.
five changes of pictures weekly in There are several new candidates
G. W. Baun has purchased the stead of four as at present. Also and more will enter during the
eight acre farm of S. D. Hamilton a corking good serial will soon be coming week.
Owing to the high price and
scarcity of print paper, it may be
G. C. Skinner attended a meeting
Subscriptions count for more
of Oregon automobile dealers in votes in the automobile race next necessary for The Post to advance
its subscription price to two dollars
Portland this week.
week than at any other time in the in the near future. Today it is cost
future. Now is the best time to help ing us $1.36 a year for each copy of
Mrs. Frank Harris of Dallas and your favorite.
The Post printed for paper, ink and
Mrs Bear of Turner were guests
press work. If there comes another
of Mrs. Jas. Robbie this week.
The Summer Chautauqua back advance in the price of paper we
ers held an enthusiastic meeting will be obliged to raise.
Cornelius F. McKinsey and Flora
Eva Spencer of Independence were Wednesday and furthered plans
for the big event which takes place
On account of misplaced copy,
marrid in Dallas lost Saturday.
last week's Post failed to carry the
interesting news thAt John W. Orr
Vance L. Butler has contracted
the Misses Helen Cornelius and
Mr. and Mrs. Will Patton are ar
15,000 pounds of hops for the years
Winnifred Plant of the "Melody
1920 and 1921 at 25 cents per pound.
back to their Third street home Minstrels Co.” also entertained the
here. Mr. and Mrs. Demick who K. P.s at their banquet the same
Misses Winona Wooji and Vera have occupied the Patton residence evening. It was a kind o’ "off again
McKinney are employed in the of have movd into the Robcrtson- on again, gone again’’ stunt but a
very delightful one at that.
fice of the Independence Creamery. I Buchaqan property.
Mrs. Gladys Collins was here \
from Portland last week end.
I Eugene Ilnyter of Dallas was a
guest of the J. G. Mclntoshes Sun-
Mrs. Spun- has returned from a day. Mrs. Hayter is visiting Astoria
several weeks’ visit in Portland, J relatives.
In the purchase of clothing
you want quality and you
want price and you want a
little bit more. You want to
know that the selling merch
ant is not putting anything
over on you. That’s where
we come in. We have been
selling clothing in this town
lor ¡i number of years and expect to continue in busi
ness here for some time to come.
We can’t afford
to put anythiug over on you and thereby lose the
patronage and good will of you and your friends.
So in purchasing clothing here you are assured of
getting the best quality for the least money and
whatever statements wc make you can bank on.
^ our attention is called to our display window.
N«‘c the nifty suits and the prices are as reasonable
as present conditions will permit.
O. A. Kreamer
THE FIRST STRIKE
OF THE SEASON
Mrs. Thompson of Salem spoke
at the Baptist church last Sunday.
She is a member of the Friends
church and likely has her member
ship in the same church with the
ex-food administrator and aspirant
for president, Herbert Hoover. Mrs.
Thompson is the mother of Mrs.
Dean Schumacher and visits her
daughter hqye quite frequently.
The Ladies Aid of the Christian
church was most delightfully en
tertained last Thursday by Mrs. A.
Quarsdorf. The hostess had guard
ed the ecret that it was her 35th
wedding anniversary until late in
the nfternoon, then she revealed the
treasured little secret by asking
“how many present were at Mrs.
Sloper's six years ago at a similar
gathering?" There being two or
three present who were also at Mrs.
Sloper’s, they at once recalled that
the occasion was Mrs. Quarsdorf's
anniversary. The guests were not
to be outdone by the shrewdness of
their hostess, so a couple of them
stole away to town and returned
with a beautiful cream ladle which
they presented to their hoetss and
president. She was completely sur
prised as she had been unawares
that anyone was missing. Most de
licious refreshments completed a
happy afternoon for all present.
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Don't say “I aaw It in the pa
per." Say "I aaw it In The
Poat" for if the news ia
and accurate that * where
did eee it
REBECCA T. FARNHAM.
«B, l i l t , fey M cC lure N e w sp a p e r S y n d ic a te >
Detective Joe Mitchell of Spoffords-
ville presented a figure of utter dejec
tion, as he jogged along the country
road In hia little buggy. Had anyone
chanced to see him, he would have
guessed that Joe was on his way to his
only source of consolation—Martha
Jackson And rightly, for the buggy
rolled paat the neat farm houses, and
begun to climb a hill road, which led
to but one place—Martha’s home.
Martha, tall and spare, with shiny
black hair, and eyes that never seemed
to smile, had lived alone, remote from
the life of Spoffordsville for many
years, working the little farm herself
and having only the hare necessities
of life. She rarely came to the vll
lage. but she had managed to attract
In these few trips the detective. Joe
Mitchell. Three years ago he had be
gun to direct his mare’s steps toward
the farm on the hill, and now the way
was well-known to both horse and
“I've got bad news, Martha." said
Joe. as he sat down In the shubby rock
er In the equally shabby "front room."
“Mr. Pennington tells me that he’ll
give me just two more days on this
case. If I can't find the goblet In that
time, he’ll call a defective from the
Martha’s eyes clouded ns she heard
his disappointed tone. "Thev’re mak
Ing a lot of fuss over a little silver
cup." she said, scornfully.
“It’s an heirloom, that’s why. Alice
Pennington had It for a wedding pres
ent, but It's lieen In the family for
years. Now they’re offering all this
money to -get It hack again.”
“And you won’t get the money."
The voice had such despair In It that
Joe hastened to go on.
“I don't mind that so much, al
though I was counting on It. It's my
reputation that I care about. If the
City detective finds It when I can't,
what'll I be good for afterwards?"
The buggy rattled down the hill, and
Martha turned back Into the house.
“It was Just for bad news that he
came.” she sighed, "and I hoped that
It would be—fer something else."
The wedding of Alice Pennington,
the daughter of the only wealthy man
that Spoffordsville owned, had pro
duced a great sensation In the town
Mr Pennington, out of public spirited
ness, had Invited all the townspeople
to his daughter’s wedding, and so
eagerly was the Invitation accepted,
thnt practically everyone appeared. In
cluding the recluse, Martha.
When the silver heirloom was found
to be missing from the display of
wedding glfta. the local detective was
hired to solve the mystery.
The next morning s youth of about
thirteen years entered the detective’s
“Hullo. Joe." said the Intruder. Inti
“Hullo, Bill.” replied the detective
to William C. Ramson, Jr.
‘Tve got news for you." said Wil
liam. “I know where the goblet la.”
"Where!” cried Mitchell, leaping to
William was cautious. "You know
I expect part of the—er—”
“Of course! But quick! Tell me
where It Is.”
“Hitch up and m show you.” agreed
Ten minutes later Bill Ramson, with
the deteetlve at hi* side, was guiding
the horse along a familiar road.
“Here we are." he said, trium
Joe looked quickly around him.
“W hat! Ton don’t mean—She ain’t—"
Bill nodded. “Tea. she hns. Lnst
night I was up here, and happened to
peek In the window, and she was hold
Ing that little cup."
Joe was silent; then he made a
snatch for the reins. “Give me them."
he cried. “We’ll turn out of here In
double quick time. Do you think I’d
“All right." said Bill, cheerfully.
“Don’t then. But I will." and he be
gan to get out of the buggy.
“No. you don’t." Joe yanked him
back again. An Idea had come sud
denly to him. "You keep quiet about
this, youngster,” he said, “that's part
of your agreement, understand? Now
you get on! of sight. I'll go In."
Inside the house with Martha. Joe
found his plan very hard to carry ont
"Martha.” he said suddenly, “will
you marry me?"
The question was put none too ab
ruptly. The tired eyes took on «noth
er light, and gave him her answer
But Joe had atlll more to do. although
the hardest was over
"Martha." he said, after a few min
otes. "I want to confess something
before we go any further. I think the
time for me to sav It Is now. I—1
got foolish drunk on hard elder up to
Jim Slater’s place one time.”
There was a deep slleoce. and Joe
“Joo." .Innllv came the answer
“Tve got something to confess, too. 1
took that cup at the wedding. It was
•o pretty, and I'd never had anything
nice I Just picked It up and—I took
It home here, and then von were the
detective, and 1 didn’t know what to
do. But teke It. Here It Is.”
Spoffordsville had much to talk
about the next few days. The cup
bad been found, though no one seemed
to know exactly where: there was an
other wedding, also, one to which
everyone had long been looking for
ward: and best of all. In the eyes of
the younger set. was that handsome
new blcyc.a. owned exclusively by
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IN SOUTH POLK UOUHTY
(From the Independence Monitor
April 23, 1915).
Mrs. Josephine Waltman given a
verdict of $400 in the circuit court
(Continued from Page 1.)
against the city of Independence as
damages for alleged injuries due to
So we can make no promise now a fall on a sidewalk.
regarding new entries in the race.
Mayor Walker designated April
Besides, you may recall the story
of the race between the tortoise and 27-28-29-30 as “clean up" days.
the hare. The hare, you remember,
Willis Hickman home in North
showed fast time at the start; but Independence destroyed by fire.
before he reached the goal he
thought he had time to lie down
A. E. Calkins of Airlie gored By
and take a nap. In the meantime a Jersey bull and seriously injured.
the tortoise kept plodding along.
He passed the hare quietly, and
Boost your favorite contestant.
plodded on toward the goal line.
The hare awoke; but he was too
late. The tortoise merely had to
Phone The Post the news.
step over the line and win the race.
The moral of this story is not to
encourage plodding, but rather to promptly at 9 o’clock in the even
encourage going while the going's ing of Saturday, May 1. After that
good, and to warn every candidate hour and date a marked decline in
now active and successful that it the voting power of subscription
will be unwise to fall asleep along payments will become effective. Do
the way. It may also serve to en not all wait till the last hour to
courage some candidate that even make reports. For your own com
slow progress now may spell suc fort and convenience, as well as for
cess at the finish of the race, pro the accommodation of the contest
viding that candidate shall remain manager, you should make reports
during the week, and certainly at
least twice each week. This advice
A Word to Candida to*.
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