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THE INDEPENDENCE MONITOR
Published Weekly at : Independence, Polk County,
Oregon on Thursday.
"AppIJcitton for Xntry as Second Class Matter Made at the Post Offke at Inde
pendence, Polk County, Oregon, Thursday, August 1, 1912
iGm A ; Hurley, Publisher & Proprietor
Subscription Rates: One
Strictly In Advance
Independence, Oregon, Thursday, August 1, 1912
yice .President This Year May Be Next President
Two conventions mnltwo muni ate at Chicago will pro
duce a situation unique in American President ial history.
With two Republican candidates and one Democrat, no
one of the three in ay receive a majority of the volet in the
electoral "college in November.
. In that case the election will bo thrown into the llouce
-of, Representatives, and the man who tries to tell how it
will. turn out ia ccr fronted with new uncertainty.
While the preent session is strong' Democratic, and
this Congress is the one that will be called upon to elect h
President if the people fail to give any candidate a major
ity over all, the vote in Congress must be cast by stated,
each state having one vote.
.Inspection of the state 'Congressional delegations shows
that 22 of them are controlled by the Republicans, 22 by
the Democrats, and four are split evenly. In the latter
class are Maine, with two Republican Congressmen and
'two Democrats; Nebraska, with three members of each
party; Rhode Island, with one of each party, and New Mex
ico with one of each party. Apparently it would be use
less to expeot the House to decide the contest, unless an
unlikely combination could be made between the Demo
cratic nominee and one of ;the Republicans.
Suppose, for instance, Taft and Roosevelt are nomina
ted at Chicago, and Wilson at Bdtiniore. Suppose neither
of these gets a clear majority of the electoral votes. Then
the contest goes to the llouso of Representatives, for the
electors can ballot only once, and merely register the vote
of the people in their respective states.
Then, in the House, Wilson would have 22 votes, while
Taft and Roooevelt would divide 22 votes between them.
A majority or an trie states is required and it takes 25 to
inake a mojority of 48 states. To win, Wilson would need
three more states, which, apparently; it would be impossi
ble for him to get, unless Congressmen of one party went
over to another.
If the House of Representatives failed to elect by
March 4, the United States Senate would proceed to the
Choice of a Vice President. Its choice would be limited to
the two men who received the highest vote for Vice Presi
dent in the electoral college. This is unlike the election oi
a president by the House, where either of three candidates
receiving the highest vote in the electoral college may be
The Vice President chosen by the Senate would there
upon become President, Taft, Roosevelt and Wilson alike
losing out. This remarkable thing Is therefore possible
that the running mate of the Presidential candidate may
lecotne President next March. This elevates the candi
dates for Vice President this year to a new dignity.
Election of a Vice President by the Senate is practically
a certainty,' as only two candidates can be voted for, and
' the Senators vote individually, not bv states. As the Ken-
ate is Kepublican by seven majority, this would indicate
the choice of a Republican.
. . .
V) course, t lie foregoing are merely conjectures of
what might possibly happen. It is more than probable
that Wilson will have a good round majority in next No
vember's election. Rosebtirg Review.
o take up the issue. We are here to give the people a pa
per that will be worth reading, if it is possible for us to
make it so.
NOW IS THE TIME TO MOVE
There is no better time than now. ...Procrastination is
the enemy of success, the handmaid of lazineSB, the right
hand man of the ne'er-do-well. The chipmunk put up
hazel nuts for the winter, because instinct tells him there
will be no hazel nuti when winter comes. The frugal man
builds for the futur; by saving prt of Ids hard earned cash.
Even the bee is a lu-y thing. It not only supports itself
but it makes honey for you and your neighbors. This nat
ural law tells us to do the things that should be done at
the time when they 7ught to be done. , That brings us to
the matter about which we winh t speak, namely :
Harvest time is onus. Stufcj fairs, laud show and local
exhibits must uj prepared now. The commercial club
must get its products forexhihition when there are things
growing to get. The hay is almost gone, berries and other
early fruit ire going, grain ia about ready to thrash, and if
we get an exhibit this year, we should get it now. The
farmers will cooperate with the business men and commer
cial club in this product gathering movement, and the col
umns of the Monitor are entirely free for any general pub
lic good. Why not get busy now? Make hay while the
sun shines for there will be other days when it rains and
then you can toast your shins by the fire side and feel that
your time is not lost.
' THE CANNING FACTORY
We understand there is a first-class cannery 'here ready
to be run, but with no head to run it. The stock holders
could afford to get together and plan ways and means to
get it started up. Even if il would not pay them a cent
for a year or two, it will pay them in the long run to have
it in operation. It would probably be possible to get a
good cannery man to take it at a nominal lease for a term of
years. At any rate it would pay to try Like any new
manufacturing industry, you must market your goods and
secure the goods to market. Roth of these necessities take
time and energy and no man can make a success of an in
dustry of this kind who does not put all his time and ener
gy into the business. It would be worth while to try to get
a man to take this plant Do it now so as to be prepared
for next year. A man will need all the time he can secure
fo get the material promised for the next season's pack
and it takes time to reach the market.
WHY NOT A BUILDING ASSOCIATION
In the Corvalls (Jazette-Times we read a very timely ed
itorial on a building association for CorvaCis. The same
conditions are here as at Corvallis and why not such an
association here? Every available resilience in Indepen
dence is now occupied and we need more suitable property.
This fall, when school commences, there will be a
crying demand for twenty or thirty good residences. How
will we satisfy the demand? If the people do not
find houses they will be compelled to go to other towns
where they have buildings to rent, and Independence
could form an ascociation, incorporate and start a build
ing company that would be of great value to the commu
If You Have Anything to
LEAVE A DESCRIP
TION OF IT WITH
R. J. TAYLOR
He Will Sell It for You. See him
Dr. R. T. Mclntire
Physician and Surgeon
Offce over Independence Nation'
al Bink. Phone No. 4412
R. E. Duganne
Office over Independence Nation
al Bank. Phone No. 4411
B. F. Swope
Attorney at Law and Notary -Public
Will practice in all courts of the
state. Probate matters and col
lections given prompt attention.
office: cooper block
Dane J. Purvine
Architect aud Draughtsman
Ve're in the Market
AND FEED STORE
WHY NOT USE HOWE PRODUCTS? J
Pride of Oregon and f
Prize Peach Flour T
At All Grocers J
Try the PEACH for f
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THE POLITICAL SITUATION
Huh paper will not take fides politically except in n
-general Wuv. The editor ban always leaned to the policies
of the Republican party, and while iiot enliiely nati-died,
believes flie purifying of the party can best cim from
within the rank) of the part v.
This paper believes it would have b. en better fur tin
people if there bad been no I. renk at Chicago. 1Hi. th
.progressive element bad fought ibe isues . ,, the floor
ll'iil. l,o ....,. ; i. . i ...
...... w in. , 1 1,. n; 1'iui j i in in niv'tiM rait il in?
rior ability and power by t'oiein bis taididate and
tlnoii!i nil I It III tr 1 1 wiiei i 1 1 i . i i I .... . ..U l i ,
protmoe candidate for die firt-t t.laee. We believe the pro
grei-eive party under lJeosev.lt will i. of have the eral
auppott of the )io(tesMve Jpuhlieaii. The pent leader
of the pronrehtdve movement refuse to h ave the party an. I
it cannot be denied that LaFolletu , Cummins, lWah. 4v
ernors Osborne, Deneen and Iheir followers are the yr. at
leaders of the progressive niov. ni. nt, ami when ihey ie
fued to take pari in boltin- the party they praelin.lh
nerved notice on the propr-ive element that tbe v had no
faith in Uoontjvfh and bis plans
The t ven governors who helped lo instigate the
Roosevelt boom arei i a m1h! halanx that v.h lo Ma. .1
for the relortu of the parly bv boiling the t.ek.i A p.,,-.
Of them have alleged they supp.,,1 the parly but t ,vor tb.
progressive pohcies and wish to work tlmumit from with
in the rank, of the party. Wil,.,,.. the democratic candi
date, has a good chance of w inning the el ction in Novem
ber, and if o it will he due principallv to the b,eak in the
republican ranks occasioned by Roosevelt en.e.ing the
field. In county affairs we shall let the people deeide tlue
matters of cundi.iates, although if we personally feel ,5,,
county can be bettered by any changes M .hall not m.m,
The Commercial dun should get busy and see if they
could not get the Government to do something with the
bank of the river below the revetment wdiere it is washing
away considerable portion of valuable farina. The chan
nel should be kept initti natural stream.
It would make a beautiful driveway if ornamental
trees of some kind were planted on both sides of the road
from Independence to Monmouth and the road made
straight through between the two towns.
There is as much in cultivating properly the land you
own as there is in owning more land. If you can not get
the best there is in your land you are losing dollars.
l.-on is having the distinction of
Wood row Y
name mnik for the stork's deliveries,
bunch of Wood rows in a few years.
wilt be- a
The man who just grunts when be
ported lo have descended from the pig.
meets you is re
Ihat is Darwin's
There is no manles bind in I'olk county, but there is
some land that could Hand a few more inen and do better.
We have not heard many "Hull Moose's" around Inde
pendence yet , but there will probably be plenty later.
A ft w box-carts distributed at convenient points in the
town often saves loss fro. a tile.
l'on't forget the grass on
in front of voiir lawns.
:he other ide of voor walk
n I let tieorge do It Tilde are too few (leoige'i
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HsarJquarters for Cigars
Soft drinks, etc.
Dont forget ihe
five cent cignr
Located on C street
Oregon Agricultural College
This great institution opens its doors
for the fall semester on September 20.
Courses of instruction include: Gen
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Husbandry, Dairy Husbandry, Bacteri
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Poultry Husbandry, Horticulture, En
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Catalogue and illustrated literature
mailed free on application. Address,
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School Year Open September 20
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Advertise Well .
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Under new Management
Our fall and winter samples
of Men's made to order suits and
overcoats are now on display at our
rooms in the I. 0. 0. F. building on C street
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Ladies' and Men's Cleaning, Repairing and Pressing
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Schow & Johnson, Props.,
Ray Smith's Studio!
I am prepared to do all kinds of
Portrait and View Work
I also do amateur developing and
finifehing. Your patronage
Located on C Street
"1 NEVER ATE BETTER MEAT
than the kind I bought of you"-an
expression we hear quite frequently.
A pleased customer is a pretty good
advertisement; dozens of pleased custo
mers make the very best advertisement
we could have. Well, if we do say it
ourselves, our meats are choice, fresh,
tender and wholesome. We would like
you to try them. Once with us you
will stay with us.
Block's Meat Market
SPAULDING LOGGING CO.
Lumber and Building Material
We are EXCLUSIVE AGENTS for the
famous MALTHOID ROOFING, recog
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In connection with our roofing we es
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Yards Located on Second and Monmouth Streets
On Monmouth St. between
Second and ThircJ Streets.
Just open to the public Meals served in FARMERS STYLE with
as food as the market affords. Give us a trial and be convinced.
Mrs. E. M. Duvall