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THE INDEPENDENCE MONITOR
AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
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Published Weekly at Independence, Polk County,
Oregon, on Friday.
Entered as Second Class Matter August 1,1912 at the Poet Office at Inde
cndence. Polk County, Oregon, Under the Act of March 3, 1879.
It Is Aroused and Quieted Again
By M. QUAD -:- -:- -:- 3g
( THOUQHT HI DION T KNOW BOUT It!
INTELLIGENT people have a way of sizing thin
up for themselves W-B CUT is all shreds, all
tobacco; and ordinary plug is leaf with a lot of
heavy, gummy sweetening, holding it together. But
everything doesn't go by quantity either ; W-li CUT
is a rich, sappy chew, because it's rich, sappy tobacco.
It doesn't take so much W-B to satisfy. Take a small
chew. Then notice how it lasts.
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When The Monitor
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Our Cash System enables us
to beat city prices.
There is hardly anything we
CLYDE T. ECKER, Editor
NINA B. ECKER, Associate
Suoscription Rates: One Year $1.50 Strictly in Advance
ADVERTISING RATES: 15c. per inch for one Insertion, 12 l-2c for two or
more Insertions, 10c. on monthly contracts. Readers, 5 and 10c. per line
Independence, Oregon, Friday, May 25, 1917
ine l Ortland leieCfram IS inclined tO be PUtl soliciting contributions, to keep it running and provide food and lodglngi
, , , i - i r i the orphans she take in. Her call at the office was to get a small contribi
out Decause tne iviomtor exercised one ot tne
perogatives of a patriotic newspaper and suggested
that a number ot the smart editorial writers in
Portland, the Telegram's included, should enlist
jWe have watched with keen interest the patriotic
efforts ot the Telegram to encourage enlistments
and- reasoned that we were neglecting a duty by
not doing our bit in the same direction. As the
girl who loves children makes the best teacher
and the boy who shows the most mechanical
ability makes the best mechanic, we surmised
that those wrho were the most enthusiastic for war
would make the best soldiers. From the Tele
gram's alibi, bill of exceptions or writ of rebuttal,
which is published elsewhere on this page, we
doubt the merit of our contention. Even the old
fashioned practice what you preach" evidently
does not apply in this instance. We withdraw
our suggestion that the smart editorial writers in
in Portland enlist Let George do it.
R. BOWSER'S benevolence la rather eccentric. Sometimes when
a tramp rtrikes him for 10 cents for a night's lodging he will
stop and glare at that tramp in a way to make him shudder.
Again, he will hand him enough to pay for a comfortable bed
and a bountiful dinner besides. He came home with a serious
face the other evening and after dinner suld:
"Mrs. Bowser, I am going: out this evening. Today as I sat
in the office, " he went on aa a aad smile came to his face, "a
woman came in. She had one of the saddest faces I ever saw.
It waa a face full of sorrow and despair. I felt pity for her even before she
spoke. When I asked her errand she said that several years ago her husband
bad fallen from a building and waa killed, and she was left without a dollar in
the bouse. She had Ave small children and knew not wnicn way to turn. No
one came to offer her sympathy or money. One by one the children sickened
and died. They literally starved to death.
"In this extremity the thought came to her to open an orphans' home and
thus at least provide for her hunger. She opened one. It is down here about
three blocks. Yes; she opened one, and she gone about from house to house
orphans she takes In. Her call at the office was to get a small contribution
"And her tale of woe deeply affected your asked Mrs. Bowser.
"It did, and it has," was the reply as Mr. Bowser's eyes grew moist "I told
her I would call this evening. I would invite you to go with me. but aa the un
fortunate woman la not expecting visitors It would embarrass her. She has
talked with me and knows she has my full sympathy."
"You gave her a contribution at the office, didn't your waa asked.
"Why, I handed her $5, but that was a poor contribution. I shall see about
a larger sum before I come home."
"And won't you see about 110 for me? I want to buy a lot of knlckknacks
at the store tomorrow."
"Urn -urn." replied Mr. Bowser. "1 think your knickknacks can wait for a
week or two. When it is a question between knlckknacks and starvation you
should not be selfish. I'll go over there now, and I'll tell you how it came out
when I return."
In a minute more be was gone, and Mrs. Bowser sat down and had a hearty
It was an hour before his return, and he did not look at all benevolent. Ia
fact, be looked anything but that. He had found the home. He had rung- the
bell. A boy about ten years old had answered It and said:
"If you came to see mother about orphans she is not at home.
If you want
Whatever else you do on June 4, vote "307 No"
and thus defeat a vicious attempt to destroy the
initiative and referendum. The initiative and
referendum is the people's weapon against the
wrongs of misgovern ment. They should not only
hold on to them, but extend its jurisdiction so that
it would apply in all cases, city, count' and state,
eliminating the fake emergency clause." Make
it the means of stopping the little grafts as well as
the big ones. Por example, how long would Polk
count' have a school supervisor if it was put up
to the people?
"SONNY, WHERE ARE THE OTHER ORPHANS?"
to leave a dollar or two 1 will take good care of It."
"But where Is your mother?" asked Mr. Bowser aa he looked around and
found a well furnished private dwelling.
"Oh, she Is out telling her sad stories," laughed the boy. "She struck luck
today, but Is in hopes of striking It harder. Mother Is a good talker, and she
can pry an old miser loose from his coins with her teara."
Mr. Bowser was so astonished that he was silent for a moment, and then he
"Sonny, where are the other orphans?"
itt i ,i i j r rne Doy nrst gnnnea ana tnen laugned ana said: "Tney are not on view, old
we nope tne conscription law was passed lor a top. I am the only orphan In the house, and ma and me make a pretty good
mine; oe it.
"Boy," roared Mr. Bowser, "do you mean to tell me that this Is an orphan
"Ma calls it one," was the reply
"And your mother goes around soliciting contributions to support It?"
"She not only solicits contributions, but you bet she gets them. Ma can al
most get money out of me when I have only a nickel in my pocket."
better purpose than catching the slacker as it
has often been declared. The slacker has been
.'ailed lazy, shirker, coward, disloyal, sissy and
iorty other names of demerit. If he has been
properly defined, an army of them would not be
worth much in any capacity. The country would
be better off if they were at home playing croquet
THE INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK
A Successful Business Career ot Twenty Five Years
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Senator Harry Lane is in California broken
down in health. The vicious and malicious abuse
of him a few weeks back no doubt helped push
him to the brink of the grave. If he does not get
well again, the future will record that he died a
martyr to a conscientious vote, cast without fear
and without hope of gain or reward.
Mr. Bowser's knees wabbled for a moment, but he said nothing as he
started to return home. He had thoughts on the way. When he entered the
presence of Mrs. Bowser and was asked if he had been to the orphans' home
he thought It best to reply:
"The orphans' home? What orphans' home? How did you get any such
Idea? I was over to the butcher shop to tell the butcher that If he sent
us any more bones I'd cave In his cocoanut. That butcher has got to be
talked to about once a month. Where is the evening paper? I feel just
like reading tonight."
And Mrs. Bowser had to go out Into the hall to giggle and to prevent
blm from hearing her.
Copyright. 1S16, by McClurs Newspaper Syndicate.
WHAT DOES THE
This from the Independence
Monitor of recent issue: "Be
cause of their great fervor for
war and conscription, the smart
men who comprise the editorial
Some say that the farmers will object to havine statTs of the Port,and Oregonian,
the government fix a price on their grain. We Telram Ne,'8 ou to
... 11,1 , , I wane rAlciicill OUIUICIS. AS II
tnink not. inev have let the soeculatnrs fiv it at Um .v.n tnr. o
pleasure for years, and the speculators fixed it, that an enthusiat makes the
not for the farmer or the consumer, but for them- ,bestf80!tier- k be a serious
. .... ' U1 UICUI loss to the country if no wav ran
selves. 1 he farmer will rather t.ilcp rhanepe wit-Vi k
waive all exemptions and enlist."
What is th answer, so far as
me Droiner wno presides over
the destinits of the Independ
ence Monitor is concerned? He
must assume that the manifes
tation oi eninusiasm in tne na
tion's cause is ridiculous, or he
would not be guilty of such green
and sickly sarcasm.
It is not that we are either
ashamed or perturbed. If per
sistent presentation cf the 8tu
penduous task presenting the
American people, ar.d the most
urgent arpeal at our command
It will be difficult to make the ignorant
Russian people realize the democracy of
hhhu Root. ashington Cor
ot the uregonian.
We should think it would be when a lot of
bright people in America cannot realize it.
Opposition to government control of prices is
breaking out. The big thieves have pulled the
. 1 V i tit
saunas aim ;i n uniDer or Kept newspapers.
j Oregon as elsewhere, are growling.
to serve the nation by support- Telegram. rrUaDa
ing the poTernment's program
for the most effective conduct of
the war, offends or annoys the
the Monitor brother, are we to
be abashed thereby? Hardly.
Why this sensitive shrinking
in the face of enthusiasm which
the cause and the hour demand?
It is not for us to sit in judgment
upon the patriotism of a fellow
citizen. If he himself brings
suspicion upon that virtue by
act or utterance we can not say
wnat motives, association or
sympathies influence him. So.
when the Independence editor
gets blase, as it were, and pro
fesses the scorn of the dilettanti
for earnestness in this grave
national crisis, we cannot say
whether it is a case of the
hyphen striking through, whether
it is a mental lapse, or need of
the infusion of good, red Ameri
can blood and American common
We would recommend that the
Monitor biother ii dulge in a little
introspection; that as an Ameri
can he get the proper angls on
himself; and when that is done
he may be able to percieve that
the national crisis is not a joke
and that from all Americans th
full measure of service and
ciuiiuMdsm is aemanaed in
whatever form and manner these