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INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1917
THE RHYMING SUMMARIST
To cooling beach and shaded wood
Now comes the annual scramble,
Why can't we all lock up
And loaf around or ramble?
Take our little flivver out
When it is hot or hotter,
And never stop
For slip or flop
Until we strike the water.-
The ocean wind would cool our skin,
Put color in our faces,
And drug" store complexions might be curd,
That is, we've heard of cases;
Then it's great sport to loaf around,
The scene description begs,
To be there
And .sit and stare
At all the girlies' suits.
Or then with Maggie and the kids,
We'd head for the nearest mountains,
To get our grub from trouty streams
And drink from spring) fountains;
Tho misquitoes sucked our blood
And snakes scared Maggie yellow,
Tho poison oak
The kids would soak,
It would rest a fellow.
But a bunch of us must stay at home,
Provide the coin by sweating,
Every loaf makes some one work,
Never thougt of that, we're betting;
Men are but little children grown
And need just so much gaying,
And if they don't
Or simply won't,
Some dajr they'll be paying.
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MAIL, Columbia, happy land I
Hail, ye heroes, heav'n-born bind I
Who fought and bled in freedom's causa.
Who fought and bled in freedom's causa.
And when the storm of wir was gone
Enjoyed the peace your valor woni
Let Independence be your boast.
Ever mindful what It cost.
Ever grateful for the prize.
Let Its altar reach the skies.
Firm, united, let us be.
Rallying round our liberty.
As a band of brothers join'd.
Peace and safety we shall find.
IMMORTAL Patriots, rise once morel
a Defend your rights, defend your shorai
Let no rude foe, with impious hand.
Let no rude foe, with impious hand.
Invade the shrine where sacred lies,
Of toll and blood, the well earned prize i
While off-ring peace, sincere and just.
In heav'n we place a manly trust.
That truth and justice may prevail.
And ev'ry scheme of bondage fall I
If anything were needed to prove the fact that
this is a topsy-turvy world it is the sight of a
Russian Socialist audience cheering Elihu Root.
New York Sun.
Among the interesting family portraits of a
century hence will be one of grandmother in
khaki. Baltimore American.
Mr. Herman Sperling and Miss
Delia Drexler were united in
marriage last Thursday by Rev.
T. D. Yarnes and the happy
young couple are now enjoying
their honeymoon. Mr. Sperling
is a young man of good habits
and a successful farmer! Hie
bride, a niece of Mr. and Mrs.
P. H. Drexler, since her arrival
from Germany a few years ago
has made a large circle of friends
by her congenial ways. Mr. and
Mrs. Sperling have the
wishes of the community.
A very pretty wedding was
solemnized on Sunday afternoon,
July 29, when Miss Lois Eliza
beta Hewitt became the bride of
Mr. Dono M. Pomeroy at the
home of her parents, Dr. and
Mrs. L. L. Hewitt.
Shasta daisies and maiden-hair
ferns formed a beautiful combi
nation for decorations in har
mony with the simplicity that
marked the event.
After the rendition of "I Love
You Truly" by Mrs. F. N. San-
difur, the bride, accompanied by
her fathei, descended the stair
case and marched to the altar
where she met the g-oom, while
the sweet strains of the Lohen
gren wedding march, played by
Mrs. Neonta Small, added to the
solemnity of the occasion. The
Episcopal wedding service was
carried out and amid soft, sweet
strains of music, Rev. T. D.
Yarnes spoke the words that
united the young man and
woman in the holy
The bride made a
picture in a girlish
dainty, crisp white
She carried an arm
ARTHUR G. FISHER
Arthur G. Fisher died in a
Dallas hospital Friday evening
from the effects of an accident
which occurred at Black Rock
the afternoon before. While
operating a steam shovel, he
was thrown down a 40-foot em
bankment and was injured in
ternally. A special train brought
the body and a number of rela
tives and friends to Independ
ence Sunday morning where the
funeral was held from the
Christian church, W. A. Wood of
Monmouth officiating. Intend
ment in the I. 0. 0. cemetery.
He is survived by a wife, two
sons, father, mother, sister and
brother, all of whom are rest
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aems ot independence or are
well known here.
UNOFFICIAL LIST IS NEARLY CORRECT
The official draft numbers have not yet been
received by the county exemption board and as a
result the names of the Polk county men who will
be summoned by the second call are not available
except unofficially as published in the Monitor
last week. A comparison of the so-called un
official and unofficial numbers shows but few
discrepancies in the Monitor's list of last week.
Polk county being exempt under the first call,
is only interested in the second call which, ac
cording to press reports from Washington, will
be made very soon, quickly following the first.
DAVID W. HARVII
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uavid w. iiarvie, who owns
a ranch a few miles south of
Independence, died in Albany
Thursday afternoon at the afte
of 53, after having lived nearly
three years with a dislocated
Threa years ago while carrying
a sack of wheat on his shoulder,
he tripped and fell, injuring his
neck. He sought relief without
Mr. Harvie was a Nova Scotian
by birth and is survived
wife and ten year old son.
funeral service and burial
place in Albany.
white sweet peas and maiden
The ceremony was followed by
refreshments at which time rela
tives and friends extended con
gratulations, wishing them all
the blessings of life, and gave
them a number of beautiful and
Lois Hewitt is one of this
city's most popular maidens. She
is a graduate of the Independ
ence High School and State
Normal. Mr. Pomeroy is well
and favorably known, with a
arge circle of friends. He
graduated with the same class of
the Independence High School as
did his wife. Mr. and Mrs.
Pomeroy have gone to Cath-
amet. Wash., where they will
The out of town guests were
lev. and Mrs. F. N. Sandifur
and Miss Inez Hewitt of Port
Irnd, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Nash of
Zena and Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Kirkwood of Amity.
J. H. JOHNSTON
J. H. Johnston, who had been
buying junk in Independence for
several months, died suddenly
Saturday afternoon while in an
automobile which was to take
him to Albany. Several years
ago he was seriously injured in a
fire, from the effects of which he
never recovered. He was born
in Marion county and had lived
in Marion, Linn and Polk coun
ties all his life. The funeral
services took place at the Pales
tine church Monday. He is sur
vived by a number of relatives
among whom is Raleigh Coffey,
CO. L IN DALLAS
All members of Co. L will te
n Dallas Saturday night. It is
presumed to be their last visit
home before gointr south. There
will be a benefit dance for them
the evening with special
music and the following after
noon there will be a ball game
between "L" and Dallas with
Wayne Barham. ooast leaguer,
pitching for Dallas.
MRS. MARY I. OA IN IS
The funeral services of Mrs.
Mary E. Gaines, who died at her
home in Independence last Satur
day morning, were held at
Salem Monday, a large number
of friends attending;. Dr. H. C.
Dunsmore, who was spending
his summer vacation at Belknap
Springs, returned to preach the
Particulars of the eventful life
of the deceased is found on page
three of this Monitor.
HOPS HAVE COME BACK
come back and it
saying that the
news was received with much
joy in this section. Offo-s of 15c
have been made this week. An
authority tells us that there are
two main reasons for the sub
stantial advance in price that
gives the hop "a place in the
sun." First, a short crop, the
acreage of Oregon being reduced
so greatly because of un favor
able indications, that only a yield
of 40,000 bales can be expected.
Second, the food control bill
the provisions of the bill the
manufacture of whisky and other
strong alcoholic drinks is pro
hibed during the war and it ia
more than an even bet that
when the war is over, the strong
drinks will be forever barred.
With whisky gone or hard to get,
more beer will be used, and hops
In common with the rest of
the state, the hop acreage in this
section has been reduced, esti
mated at a shrinkage of fifty per
cent. Of the acreage under cul-
which has received the favorable tivation this year over fifty per
consideration of congres.4. Under cent is already under contract.
ROUTE TO C0RVALL1S CHOSEN
The State Highway Commis
sion has designated the route of
the West Side Highway
from Independence to
Corvallis. OHicial notice
of the same was received in
It will go south from Main
street, Independence, for ap
proximately three miles. Near
the Wigrich spur, it will turn to
the southwest going thru the
Bowers farm to the west of the
S. P. track, thence to Parker,
From Parker it goes to the end
of the Flicklingtr lane thru J, J.
Thurston's place connecting with
tho Benton county road at the
line. The total distance from
Independence to Corvallis is 19
It is hoped to have the route
fenced and graded this fall. H.
Hirschberg and Dr. O. D. Butler
have been the live wires who
have spent many hours of their
time in getting the route deilg
nated and their services in b-(
half of the traveling public are
much appreciated. '
HALF OF U. S, DOCTORS
ARE UNFIT FOR ARMY
More Than 70,000 Will Be Elim
inated by the Standardi
"Big potatoes" id Russian
slang for "bombs." In America
we never speak familiarly or dis
repectfully about potatoes.
Kansas City Star,
Washington. Of the I-W.'miO physi
cian In the United Htatca Ii-h than
one-half are avuilultln or desirable fur
uicdlcal duty In the military aervlce.
In the opinion of the Nw York com
mittee of the medical auction of the
Council of National lefcnne. There
fore It proposes drafting of physicians
lecllvely upon a basis of federal clas
sification by a medical census.
These views have heen laid liefore
the general medical hoard by Major
Karl Council and other ineiiilierM of
the New Vol k colniiiil le-. Tlie i'-lii-uilttee
also net forth Unit tlwie In a de
cided shortage of ph si'lnns lend) to
volunteer for war work.
The committer- on Miiinliinllatlon of
meillral and Miriilenl mj.'H-h and
equipment, which Iiiih heen ni uork on
the urohl'-ni of i rr.oiniii-; the short
a'ge In xiiritieiil i' " n 1 1 1 1 1-1 1
incuts due to the I.iit ) it ciitaue of
this iniiteihil hli li hit ' heretofore
been Imported from icriu.iu.v, reported
thnt tliionuli co-npii.illoii mining Amer
ican ninuiil wliiicis siilmianilal prog
res had licen made In Increasing the
output for war ptirpnM-s.
The committee N rapidly pel let ting a'
complete Ht ii n 1 1 ii ni i .n I i ii of all medical
Instruments innl iippiiiiitus, through
which the simplest type and the amall
est number of style of Instrument
consistent witli silent! tic pci cirinanr
will be turned out by all niiinufactur-era.
Hogi of Rd, Whit and Blue.
Hutchinson. Kau. One Hutchinson
awlno raiser, t, IC. firlrTetli, la patriot
ic to the limit. All of Id bogs are
red, while and blue lie ha Ouroe
lleds, Chester Whites and the uew
breed of blue link's, known to breeders
a thu Sapphires (JrirTeth. who la
nick mimed lied for obvious reasons
declares that there la nothing blue
about him. although he I shipping in
corn at JI.ll.'i a bushel to feed o hut
red, w hite and blue hog, i
The Monitor always leads.
MILLIONAIRE POLO PLAYERS STUDY WARFARE
The voting age of English
women has been fixed at thirty.
There is little likelihood of a
stampede to a polling place that
has been made a confessional.
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Bona of wealth, expert polo players, hT orgaulaed a cavalry coinpaiiy at tba Maadowbrook club, on Long Island.