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INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 1917;
We Close Our Store Absolutely
for Good on
aturday, April 14th
Only 10 Days More to Select from the Finest- and Largest Stock of Dry Goods, Clothing and
Shoes in Polk County.
Great Bargains in Ladies' Spring Suits, Ladies' Spring Coats, Ladies' Dresses, Silks, Dress Goods,
Linens, Bed Spreads, Draperies, Sheetings, Hosiery, Corsets, Underwear, Blankets. Men's Furnishings,
Ladies' and Children's Shoes, and Men's Shoes.
Standard Calico $2.50 Gossard Corsets Apron Ginghams
5c yard $1.49 5c yard
ELLIOTT0'BRIEN CO. Store for Bent I
THE RHYMING SUMMARIST
We might write an Easter poem,
But our belfry's full of bats,
Maybe can go to meetin' tho,
To see the last year's hats;
The high cost of living sure
Is causing much alasing,
Is going up,
We mention just in passing.
Easter Sunday is the day
That all should go to church,
But there's old h. c. of 1.,
Sitting on the perch.
Sadie, girl, has gone the rounds
In her annual tour of shopping,
It she sees a lid
And it can't be did,
Then there's corn a popping.
And Tommy, too, would go to church,
If he only had the chance, -He
wants a dollar ninety-eight
To buy some Sunday pants;
So old man Grunt he does veto,
Our annual Easter toddle,
Why even Maw
Says to Paw,
"I'want a this year's model."
We have this for the soldier boys,
A message now to tattle,
Whether they ever fight or not,
Or smell the smoke of battle;
When you all come home again,
With a hero's rating,
To ease your mind
Sure you'll find
That every girl is waiting.
FORM HONOK GUARD
A Girls' National Honor Guard
was organized here last Friday
evening: with about thirty mem
bers. The state department had
appointed Mrs. W. M. Huff
president of this division, and He
thru her efforts an enthuiastic
meeting was held. An orchestra
furnished a patriotic program
which was followed by an ad
dress by Attorney Barrick, in
which he explained the work of
the Honor Guard. The following
officers were elected, Mrs. R. E.
Duganne. vice chaitman; Mrs.
J. E. ELKINS PASSES
Independence lost its oldest
citizen this week when James
E. Elkins passed away at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. B.
M. Estes, Thursday morning.
lacked but a few days of
bting 95 years of age at the
time of his death. Over seventy
years of this long life was spent
in Oregon, he coming to the
state in 1843. Just last week
the pioneers were entertained
by the Civic League and Mr.
Elkins was an especially invited
guest. Unfortunately he was
O. A. Macy, secretary; Miss not able to be present. His
Vale Hildebrand, treasurer. The absence was noted by those
president appointed the follow- present with much regrets as he
ing: Mrs. Duganne, captain of would have much enjoyed the
Corps No. 1; Miss Irene Williams, afternoon,
captain of Corps No. 8; Mrs. ! Funeral services were held this
Clyde Ecker, chairman of bene-1 afternoon at the Methodist
fits; the Misses Lucele Craven
and Holt, press correspondents.
A benefit will be given soon.
Another meeting will be held
at the library this evening and
work will be Btarted in the dif
ferent classes. Those interested
will be welcome.
FIRST HIGHWAY LINK
A delegation of about 20 citi
zens of Independence and the
south part of the county waited
on the county court Wednesday
morning and secured an appro
priation of $2000 toward the
construction of nine miles of new i
road from Independence to the
Benton county line. The bal-i
ance of the cost will be borne by
Independence people and proper
ty owners to be benefitted by
the improvement It is intended
that this new road shall be a link
of the proposed harJ-surfaced
highway across Polk county.
church. Rev. T. D. Yarnes
officiating. Burial was made in
the Monmouth cemetery.
Circuit court convenes st Dal
las Monday. There are two im
portant damage cases to be tried
Nelson vs. Horst Co. and
Hatch vs. Black. The latter re-
! suits from an automobile acci
dent in the streets of Dallas in
which IlaUh was killed when
struek by a car driven by Black.
Among the jurors summoned for
service are Jacob Boob, Mark
Capps, W. F. Gilliam, I. E.
Hooker, J. G. Mcintosh, T. D.
McClain. S. II. Petre, Chas. F.
Smith, G. A. Sperling, G. B.
Suver, Robert Tartar, A. W.
Vernon and G. A. Wells.
Private Ernest Tice of Com
pany L was this week made a
corporal. It is reported that the j
Independence boys in the com-'
! pany will be in a squad by them-!
i selves in charge of Corporal)
WON'T CALL BET
Dean Walker, president of the
Willamette Valley Beet Growers'
Association, is willing to Ut
tkat Independence will have a
sugar beet factory within the
next two years. By the way the
community is taking to beets, k
would surely be unwise to call
WAR IS DECLARED
The United States and
Germany are now at
war. Upon recommen
dation of President Wil
son both Senate and
House of Represen
tatives passed the follow
ing declaration of war:
"Whereas, the impe
rial German government has committed repeated
acts of war against the government and the people
of the United States of America; therefore be it
"Resolved, by the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the United States of America in
congress assembled, That the state of war be
tween the United States and the imperial German
government which has thus been thrust upon the
United States is hereby formally declared; and
that the President be and he is hereby authorized
and directed to employ the entire naval and mili
tary forces of the United States and the resources
of the government to carry on war against the
imperial German government; and to bring the
conflict to a successful termination, all of the re
sources of the country are hereby pledged by the
congress of the United States."
Maundy Thursday was duly
observed by about ten local mem
bers of Oregon consistory of
thirty-second degree Masons and
their wives at the Masonic
Temple last evening. The
solemn ceremony of extinguish
ing the lights which com
memorates the betrayal of our
Many friends of Rev. W. C.
Stewart walked in on him last
Friday niht and gave him the
surprise of his life. It was his
birthday. W. B. Barnett, who
can count up to thirty-eight,
says there were that many there
anyway. The visitors not only
brought plenty to eat bt pre
sented a substantial sum of
Savior was performed. An
elaborate banquet, which had money which will keep the
been prepared by the domestic preacher Koing for a few weeks
science department of the longer. It was an evening of
school, was served by the class, pleasure to all present.
On Easter Sunday, the extin-j . .
jfuiHhsd candles will be relighted 1
during a solemn and impressive lne ferry is again in opera