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THE INDEPENDENCE MONITOR
AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
Published Weekly at Independence, Folk County,
Oregon, on Friday.
Entered as Second Class Matter Angnst 1, 1912 at the Poet Office at Inde
pendence, Polk County, Oregon, Under the Act of March 3, 1879.
CLYDE T. ECKER, Editor
NINA B. ECKER, Associate
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Independence, Oregon, Friday, June 8, 1917
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When The Monitor
The surprise of Monday's election was the large
majority given the road bonds. Even the enthu
siastic friends of the measure did not expect such
a "large" victory. It was the newspapers of the
state that pulled "Oregon out ot the mud" as
many put it. Without price or hope of reward
they boosted and used many columns to put the
bonds over. On the other hand it was newspapers
opposing tne measure tnat unea up tnirteen
counties in opposition. In each oi these thirteen
counties, one or more papers either opposed or
refused to endorse the measure. Another re
markable feature was that the measure received a
majority outside of Multnomah. The eight Valley
Counties, not counting Multnomah, gave a
majority against of over five thousand. Lane, the
home of Commissioner Adams, gave a majority of
335.5 against, the largest in the state. The home
precinct of Grange Master Spence in Clackamas
county did not give a single vote for the bonds.
It certainly was a remarkable victory, despite
Adams, Benson and Portland. A. majority of the
people want better roads and this majority does
not care particularly how it gets them. If it
proves true that permanent highways can be built
over the state without expense to the taxpayers,
Monday was a glorious day in Oregon history.
June 13, 14, 15, 1917
This annual event will be one of the greatest patriotic
celebrations ever held in the Pacific Northwest.
Come join in and return home
a happier and truer American
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JOHN M. SCOTT, General Passenger Agent
SOUTHERN PACIFIC LINES
HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUB IIBMTT B0MDS7
CLAIMS IN MEXICO
American Citizens Seek Damages
PILING UP PAST TWO YEARS.
II the churches would stand firmly against war,
the world would forever be at peace. If all church
members were other than Christians in name
only, the church would take such a stand, so the
fault is not of the church but of the members. In
warring against war, as well as other wrorldly sins,
the church is handicapped because the many units
of which it is composed, are not united. The
church attempts to instruct wisely but the greater
part of its own body heeds it not.
YOU are assured of a good
job as a skilled man does
Our Cash System enables us
to beat city prices.
There is hardly anything we
THE INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK
A Succeaaful Business Career of Twenty rive Tears
INTEREST PAID ON
OFFICERS AIN'D DIRECTORS
H. Hlrschberg, Pres. D. W. Sears, V. P.
R. R. DeArmond, Cashier
W. H. Walker, I. A. Allen, O. D. Butler
Germany played its last card when its sub
marines were sent out to sink every vessel sighted.
bor a time this mode of warfare threatened to
seriously menace England, , but the submarines
are being gradually overcome. When the divers
become ineffective, Germany has lost the fight
and the end is in sight unless the Allies insist
upon such a humiliating peace that no body of
people would accept it.
The Oregonian put its man over for mayor in
Portland. At the eleventh hour, the big paper
made the startling discovery that Kaiser Bill was
interfering in Portland's municipal affairs, and
sounded the alarm. Ordinarily this bit of yellow
journalism would have been scoffed at or rebuked,
but it got by in Portland.
Ten million young men signed up Tuesday for
possible service in defense of their country, but
we have yet to hear of one hundred millionaires
turning over their fortunes to the government to
be used in defense of their country.
. There is no particular disgrace at this time in
being drafted. The only stigma placed upon it
has been put there by recruiting: officers who
have attempted to scare young men into the
The two Dallas papers boosted the road bill to
the limit, but when the secretary of the "good
roads association" desired some placards printed,
a job shop was given the work.
M.xloo Will R.adily Obtain Loan
Through Influence of Thia Govern
ment a Soon Investigations by
Ambassador Fletcher Satisfy Preei
d.nt Stable Government Exists.
Washington. Claims against the
Mexican government from American
citizens for loss of Uvea and property
amount to $475,000,000, ami those of
foreign governments tiled with the
state department bring the total against
the southern republic to more than
These claims have been piling up for
the last two yeaas, and It Is believed
those now presented to the state de
partment represent about all of the
valid ones. As a more stable govern
ment Is established In Mexico Amerl-
aji citizens and foreign governments
are pressing their demands for pay
ment. The situation Is one of the utmost
concern, not only to the United States,
responsible to our citlxena for the set
t lenient of their claims against Mexico
for loss of oil property, mines and
lives, but also those of foreigners. As
to claims of foreign governments, the
fo. A luiHuIn-r nl the iKlmiuiKtration
expresses the opinion that Mexico will
reudily obtain h lonn through the in
fluence of this government as soon as
investigations by Ambassador Fletcher
satisfy President Wilson that a stable
government exists. No other country
will consider a loan to Mexico, and
this government will not aid Mexico
financially until a stronger govwruweuu
is set up.
HE FEARED CONSCRIPTION.
Worried Bridegroom Tries to Kill Wife
Mlddletowu, N. Y Fearing he would
be conscripted for war and that he
would have to leave his seventeen-year-old
bride, whom he married on
Christmas day, Hairy York, twenty
four years old, shot his wife, Anna
May. in the head mid then tired two
bullets into his owu brain.
Ever since it hud been announced
that men between twenty-one and thir
ty might have to go to France York
baa worried about leaving hi bride.
She was reading tlw questions to he
answered by those registering for the
conscription aloud to hiin when he sud
denly pulled 11 revolver and without a
woi-d shot hi wii'c and himself.
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hen by r. rixrcuEa.
United States lias no leiral concern, but
inasmuch as it assumed ntrol over
the situation under the Sli'iin dix
trlne it wiil -ii rt Its illjloiiiatie lull ti
eu.e to see that thine tlalius are paid.
American and Knulish capital to the
amount of t1.."si.!Ml'0 is Invested in
Mexlcti. and hi the last three years the
revolutions have damaged the mines
j and oil wells, tn addition to piling
up claims for the loss or lives of ror
elgners. Mexico iiet!s money badly not only
to begin iM.vment on thee claim, but
to re-ita''M-.ti her i nicotic sflairs.
The new atu!as-ti!r fv-ii Mes to
this country. Inacio 1'. u'llas. Tu'.'.y
explaineil t!ie tir.am'ial tn- N of his
country to rr-s.tient Wilson, when he
was rvctixeU here reicntly.
Since then this government ha bea
eocsVWIr.f adrtDclpf a loan to Mexl-
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