Independence monitor. (Independence, Or.) 1912-19??, April 13, 1917, Image 1

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    INDEPENDENCE MONITOR
'THE PAPER THAT EVERYBODY READS"
VOL.5
INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 1917
NO. 35
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We have decided to continue our
Big Closing Out Sale
Until and Including
Wedne
sday,
April 18th
Great Bargains Throughout the Entire Store.
EXTRA SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS DURING THE REMAINING FEW DAYS.
Ladies' Suits, Ladies' Dresses, Ladies' Coats, Ladies' Waists at a Big Sacrifice. Some half
price and even less in some instances. Men's and Boys' Clothing at Sweeping Reductions.
Silks, Dress Goods, Wash Goods, Linens, Hosiery, Underwear, Gloves, Sheetings, Drapery, Etc.
at Closing Out Prices.
Don't Forget Wednesday is our last day in business in Independence
ELLIOTT O'BRIEN CO.
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THE RHYMING SUMMARIST
Here's to all thelaoys of ours,
Who answered country's call,
May they all be back this -summer
Or not later than the fall;
They'll do their duty whatever be, .
There'll be none to doubt it,
And Ernest Tice,
If he's nice,
Will write and tell about it.
Kaiser Bill, we don't like you,
And when you're out and down,
In hunting for another job,
Don't hang around this town;
We love the German people,
But you we're not approving,
So Wilhelm Bill
Don't be still,
Just keep on a moving.
The college girls, Monmouth's pride,
Passed thru here this week,
They loaded up the I. & M.
And made the engine squeak;
When Con Frazier went thru the car,
To gather each girl's money,
She would smile
For quite a while
If he called her "honey."
It has been a good long time
Since we've mentioned Spring,
We are waiting for the sunshine
And the birdies' sing;
Sadie has a brand new scheme
To aid in the recruiting,
If all she kissed
Would enlist,
Sadie would be suiting.
) WILL SING CANTATA
"Easter King:", a cantata, will
be suns: at the Independence
I Opera House on Sunday evening,
i April 15, promptly at 8 o'clock.
The public is invited. There is
j no admission price. It is under
the direction of D. V. Polii g.
Concerning the production at
Dallas last Sunday, the Dallas
Observer says:
j "Without doubt 'Easter King
I is the finest sacred production
eve' rendered in Dallas. A
chorus of fifly people selected
from Independence and Dallas,
aidthemsel.es proud, and sang
with precision, uniformity of
tonal excellence and ofttimes
with temperamental abandon.
In the more spectacular climaxes,
the director took chances, which
are only justified when dealing
with musicians of ability and ex
perience. "The chorus of Sunday night
would have won praise from the
most critical audience. The at
tack was prompt, the ensemble
excellent and the shading leftj
little to be desired. The large j
audience was profuse in its ap-j
preciation and liberal applause j
followed at the conclusion of
each number."
The personnel of the chorus
follows: Soprano Mesdames
Irvine, Conkey, Butler, Games,
Paddock, Sloper, MacKenzie,
Coad, Miller, Polinr, Stone,
Barham, Tatom, Stafrin, Web
ster, Gray, the Misses Williams,
i Gillespie, Eddy, Childs. Owirigs,
Harrington. Altos Mesoames
Kramer, Gillespie, Coleman,
Lehman, Macy, Graves, Hewitt,
Byers, Wisner, the Misses Cuth
bert. Morrison and Dempsey.
Tenors Messrs. Hewitt, Bar
rick, Drexler, Simonton, Steel
quist, Snyder, MacKenzie, Cerny
and Schaeffer. Basses Messrs.
Macy, Mcintosh, Gillespie,
Campbell, Morrison, Gray, Orr,
Ghorke, Gibson, A. V. R Sny
der and Claire Snyder,
A' LETTER FKOM CO. L
Vancouver, Wn., April 11.
Editor Monitor We have one
hundred fifty Polk county boy?
and some boys, too, from our
home town. Archie Lacy,
Leonard A. Fitzgerald. Ernest
Smith, Iioy Whiteaker, Lee
Jordan, Harry Clinton, Neil
Buchanan, Harry Stoneacker,
Ernest Tice, Cyril Richardson
and Harry C. Miller. The latter
was appointed Company barber
yesterday and opened up for
business at 4:30 this afternoon,
starting in with a shave and hair
cut for Corporal Tice. He has
about 100 signers now at 75c per
month and will get the rest in a
few days. He expects to clean
up $100 a month outside of ex
penses. Not bad for one of
Uncle Sam's boys. For the bene-1
fit of wives at home, all married
men will be discharged and sent
home, unless new orders come
from headquarters at Washing
ton. Ernest Tice.
ODING)
Bells
Abe Becker and Miss Grace
Girard. two well know people of
Independence, were married in
Dallas one day last week, greatly
surprising their many friends
here. They will reside in Inde
pendence where Mr. Becker is
employed as a pharmacist in
Hewitt's drug store. Mrs.
Becker is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. G. W. Girard, a graduate
of the Independence high school
and in very popular among the
1 young people of the city. They
are receiving congratulations on
every hand.
ROSE FESTIVAL SLOGAN
Flower Gowned, foreit Bound, Hon
i Crowi.td Portland.
RESOLUTIONS
Whereas, loving peace and
abhoring war as only those can
who have endured the suffering:
and horror of war, and under
standing all that it means to us
as a people and a nation, yet
placing: the flag of our country
and its honor first, as all loyal
and patriotic citizens will do, we
stand for our country first, last
and all the time;
Therefore, be it resolved that
we, members of General Gibson
Post. No. CA, Department of
Oregon, Grand Army of the
Republic fully endorse and ap
prove the stand our government
is taking in order that the lives
and property of American citi
zens shall be fully protected
against any and all foreign foes;
We further denounce any and
all attempts to embarass the U.
S. government or hinder enlist
ment in any branch of the army
or navy, whether made by
college professors, gchool teach
ers, professional men, unpatriotic
newspapers, or pthers as dis
loyal, un-American and treason
able toward our government in
the grave crisis which now con
fronts it;
Be it further resolved, that we
hereby voice our approval of
President Wilson's message to
the Congress and the ftand he
has taken in upholding the
dignity and honor of our country,
and we pledge him our utmost
support.
James ScafTord, Commander,
A. M. Bingman, Adjutant.
OBSERVE EASTER
There was a splendid Easter
program given at the Presby
terian church Sunday morning'
by the Sunday school. A num
ber of excellent, gongs and rtci
tations were given and Dr. Duns
more, in his usual interesting
manner, feave a few personal ex
periences of his tour thru Palestine.
EASTER PROGRAM
The Easter program at the
Baptist church last Sunday night
was well received. The church
auditorium was crowded and each
number as it was rendered waa
received with enthusiastic ap
plause. Piano duet by Dolly Dearingr
and Fern Seaman.
Anthem by the church choir.
Recitation by Verne Petenon.
Solo by Miss Laura Baker.
Son. "Hark. Oh, hear the
Birds," by the Light Bearer
class assisted by two boys.
Reading, "The Old, Old Story."
by Vera Brunk and Arletha.
8outh.
Tableau and Easter story.
Anthem by the thurch choir.
"Memories of Galilee"by Light
Bearers and two boys.
Pantomime "Sweet Hour of
Prayer" by Dolly Dcaring.
The committee who had this
program in charge deserve the
credit for the excellency of the
pieces rendered, and the training
that had been Riven to those
who took part.
GIRLS HONOR GUARD
The Girls Honor Guard met
Monday evening in the library.
Dr. Cropp gave a lecture to Corps
1 on epilepsy, hysteria, drown
ing and fainting. Corps 8 met
at the garage Wednesday for the
purpose of studying the mechan
ism of automobiles. Next Mon
day night Corps 1 will meet at
the library at 7:30 to hear lec
ture from Dr. Butler. Through
the kindness of the doctors of
the city, we are to receive vari
ons lectures on first aid work.
There are now forty girls in the
elub.i The membership closes
this week. Contiibuted.
Benton (bounty Courier: James
Carter of Wells died Sunday
morning. He had been in poor
health for a number of yean,