Independence monitor. (Independence, Or.) 1912-19??, February 23, 1917, Image 2

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    THE INDEPENDENCE MONITOR
! AN INDEPENDENT (NEWSPAPER
CTH1 60OD tiUDGt iltl HOP ON TWO Ltdj))
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Not Bowser
Published Weekly at Independence, Polk County
Oregon, on Friday.
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But Hs Will Be Again In lime
By M. QUAD
j Entered as Second Class Matter August 1, 1912 at the Post Of flee at Inde
j uendence. Polk County. Oredon. Under the Act of March 3. 1879.
TOSACO HO OH fAMTH. AI.WAV4 6OO0 TOBACCO. CI
AAMIH6 FOU A CMIW Of - CUT f VK B IC TOBACCO AMD I
AHO Hirt HALF A POOCH IN HIS) ALC CMIW I IM0U6H fOt I
PACf THCN AYJ ITSTOOI ANV MAN. f
trmOH 'P'"A "0P1 CLL"'
SOME call these facc-stuflers hog3, some call them
gophers. Hut they are gcttingscarcerandscarcersince
gentlemen found out ahout W-IJ CUT Chewing. 'I here is
no excuse for a man making a monkey of himself today.
The fine rich tobacco flavor was put into W-IJ by nature,
the touch of salt brings it out nice and tranquil like,
without your worrying your jaw around continually.
W-B is getting to be pretty nearly as popular as sun
shine these happy days.
Mais Vr WETMAN-BRUTON COMPANY, SO IWum Sq.a, N To City
AH the conrenien
cee of ga better
cooking and a
cleaner
cooler
kitchen
Ai -the "ion
of a match
Bakes, broils, roasts,
toasts. More efficient
than your wood or coal
stove, and costs less to
operate. Your cooking
is better, too, because
you have heat-control
like a gas stove.
KEW PERFECTION
OIL COMiSTOVE
Bnt
Jittuhi
Lh,
hurl 0,1
i
fiiLL.
If II ' I
ih ; CM Kl cabinet models with r
t;r.MWfLM Cooking Oven
f ' T 1
1 Standard OU Co. hf
If - (t.uiwiu)
The New Perfection
gives a clean, odorless,
Bootless A.m. because of
the long blut chimneys.
Cuti out the drudgery of
wood or coal. Keepa
your kitchen eool. In
1,2, S and 4-burner slice,
event eparaie. Also
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ri r 'utfSale By
CRAVENS HUFF
SLOPER BROS. & COCKLE
.j. D. HIBBS SCO."
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cXREQOIN POWIiR CO. Phone SOU
THE INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK
J Established 1889
A Successful Business Career of Twenty Five Years
INTEREST PAID ON
TIME DEPOSITS
I ORPICKRaS aisd ldirkctors
H. Hlrschber& Pres. D. V. Sears, V. P.
R. K. DeAnnond, Cashier
W. H. Walker, I. A. Allen, O. D. Butler
CLYDE T. ECKER, Editor
NINA B. ECKER, Associate
Suoscrlptlon Rates: One Year $1.50 Strictly in Advance
15c. per Inch for one Insertion, 12 1-Zc for two or
on monthly contracts. Headers, 5 and 10c. per line
ADVERTISING KATES:
more Insertions, 10c.
Independence, Qregon, Friday, February 23, 1917
The American people are not in this hour as
dangerously menaced by the army and navy oi
the German Empire as they are menaced by the, not had scheme
i 1 r J , ,, J .1 i ". and she is
vast comDinauons or criminal weaitn maaiy seed
ing to frighten congress. If congress can be
sufficiently frightened, then there will be billions
appropriated for the purchase of munitions of war,
and the Wall Street group of financial buccaneers
will get another mortgage upon the national
treasury.
The better hope and the better judgment of the
American people now points to a happy and
a. a l i, a.
peaceful settlement of every difference between'
our government and the German government. It,
is not possible that the German submarines will;
torpedo any American ship without giving,
passengers and crew full opportunity for escape.!
And if this shall not be done, there cannot be aj
declaration of war between the two countries.;
But the agents of criminal wealth will leave noj
stone unturned to frighten congress into the;
iloating ot a gigantic indebtedness tor the purpose
of preparing for a war which in all probability
will never be declared, and therein the danger
lies. European governments now at war have
saddled upon their people a debt so vast that it
must eventually be repudiated, because the people
will never stand for the levying of a tax sufficient
to pay the interest of the debt. The American
people will very soon be confronted by a similar
condition if the war-mad financial lords shall
have their way.
The American people do not want war, and
a. a, '
they do not want their property mortgaged to'
Wall Street in order to prepare for war. Oregon ;
people will stand to the last man in support ofi
President Wilson in his every effort to defend ouri
country against a foreign foe, but they not willing)
that the patriotic feelings of the American people'
shall be played upon for the sole purpose of
i a. a j
frightening congress into hasty surrender to the;
financial vampires who are demanding the great-j
est expenditure ever contemplated by an' gov-j
ernment in.a time of peace for preparation tor ai
war which will never be fought on American soil, J
and that's where all our wars ought to be fought,!
if fought at all. Now is the time to tell our;
Oregon senators and representatives that we do!
not want war, if it can be honorably avoided, nor'
do we want to pay taxes for unnecessary prepara-;
tions for war. j
Hut if war should come, we ought to say to'
men and corporations of wealth: "We will not'
place men above money. We have taken all the!.
men we needed, now we will take your wealth to
pay the cost that there may be no interest-bearing
debt remaining on wnicu tne survivors ana un
born generations shall pay tribute to you and
yours. Your money should not be given a higher
of our people."
IS name might as well have been Smith or Jonea or Black as
nowser. He was not Bowser. He looked like him the lami
figure, the same face and the same voice but he was not
Bowser.
For a week he had not come home with a scheme to raise
hogs and force the price of bacon down to 10 cents a pound. He
had not announced that he was golnc to buy a flying machine
and save street car fare. He had no schemes, an.l he una not Deen Dunwoea
He had not slammed his hat on the peg of the hill tree, dropped his over
coat on the lloor and stormed through the house. He had found his dinner nine
econds late, but he had made no kicks about it, and at table he had found no
fault with the food. During the long evening he had kept very quiet in. his
rocking chair and had not once tried to start an argument with Mrs. Bowser.
Therefore Mrs. Bowser had written to her mother as follows:
"I am seriously troubled about Mr. Bowser, and I wish you would run down
here for three or four days and advise me. He does not seem to have lnfantll
paralysis, but it may turn out to be that. He does not seem to be slowly, but
urely, losing his mUid, but I'm afraid that it may turn out that way. He has
for many days now, ana even tne c"k ninr u gieni i-uiut.
(retting nervous. '
If Mr. Bowser has received a great mental snoca ne nas noi toia mo aouui
U. It he has fallen off a street car and landed on his head it has not been men
tioned in the papers. ... . I
"You know that Mr. Bowser always has something on hand to look forward
to. He has nothing now. If he wouia oniy say mm ne w " m
lifljtf
MR. BOWSER MADE A LOW BOW.
chicken farm In the back yard or grow hothouse cucumbers on the floor of the
(arret I should feol perfectly content, but as It Is I worry and worry. Come
down If you can, if you don't stay more than a day, and help me to rouse him
up. Please come!"
The mother came down. She arrived about two hours before Mr. Bowser
came home to dinner, and the mother and daughter had a long talk.
"You leave this thing to me, Sarah," the mother had Anally eald. "My ea
perlence with your father, who Is like Mr. Bowser in many ways, taught me
there must be a lull after every battle. There must be time to draw a long
breath and plan out the next move. It might be that Mr. Bowser Is resting. It
la Just possible that his brain is weakening, but I do not think so. It Is rare that
baldheaded men have trouble with their brains. I have come down to break
the spell. If I can't arouse him no one In this cruel world can do the trick."
Just then they saw Mr. Bowser approaching the house. When he paused at
the gate they were In hopes he would give It a kick, but he did not. Mr. Bow
ser's usual way of entering the house Is to turn the knob of the door and bust
In as if a battering ram was behind him. They hoped the battering ram would
work with vigor on this occasion, but to their disappointment the door opened
quietly, and Mr. Bowser stood face to face with his mother-in-law and smiled.
Most men would have given a guilty start and try to run outdoors again, but
Mr. Bowser did not. He genially saluted his mother-in-law and quietly hung
up his hat and overcoat. Mrs. Bowser's fears had been well founded, and the
mother-in-law saw that her work was cut out for her. She was ready for It
"Samuel, there is a dent in your hat and wrinkles in your overcoat Have
you been rolling on the sidewalk?" she demanded.
"Of course not, mother," be blandly replied as a smile crossed hla face.
"Are we ready for dinner?"
"Oh, you want to find fault, do you?" was sneered at him, but he pasa the I
neer by and led the way down to the basement.
Mr. Bowser carved the roast chicken, and he carved It with great politeness.
Instead of giving his mother-in-law the neck and one bare bone of the chicken
he helped her to the choicest whit meat. He said he was glad that she was
back again, for he Just loved to hear her voice.
The men I was finished after a dragging time of It, and as they left the table
(or the sii...ig room the mother-in-law determined to make Bowser of Mr.
Bowser or u: e the ax on him. She was planning what mean thins she would
aay to him when he lighted his cigar and said: 1
"Respected mother-in-law and dearly beloved wife, 1 have got to go
over to the drug store, but I shall return In ten minutes, with hopes to pass
the most enjoyable evening for the past ten years. We will sing and talk
and laugh and be happy that we are alive. The man who hasn't got a wife,
a mother-in-law, a cat and a home, with the crickets singing on the hearth,
4oes not know what a happy Ufa la."
Saying which, Mr. Bowser made a lew bow, and the front door cloaed
after him.
"Well?" waa the faltering query of Mrs. Bowser.
"Well, Sarah, I have got to tell you that I dunno, I dunno," answered
the mother. "I never saw a case like it before, and whether there Is any
hope or not I can't say."
And stitl Mr. Bowser was not Mr. Bowser, but give the man his show.
Something will break loose In a few days more, or else Mrs. Bowser will
telephone for the doctor and the undertaker.
Copyright, 117, by McCIure Newspaper Syndicate.
standing than the lives
The Mexicans can't lose us. As the Army
a X . . f
comes out an ambassador goes in. 1'ittsburg
Dispatch.
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We are for you
Try Independence First
BOUND TO HAPPEN
L-O-Q-0
W'HEN Wombat makes a halt down-
town
And wcuM rii'laln the sama.
He tells hu wifey, ntth a frown.
That Flubdub wa to blame.
W'HEN riubdub Is a trine late
' ' Or has a drop of malt.
He eaya te Justify h:j Mate,
That Wombat waa at fault.
J
IJOTIl yarns so pratty well, they say.
Or have e-une well as yet.
But Just you wait until the day
Their a'vee Kihr t-
-ruibiuica fee.
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When The Monitor;
Prints It
0U are assured of a good
job as a skilled man does
the work.
Our Cash System enables us
to beat city prices.
There is hardly anything we
cannot do.