Independence monitor. (Independence, Or.) 1912-19??, August 10, 1917, Image 1

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NO. 52
Much old joy around this town,
Shouts and great elation,
Fellows are smiling big out loud,
It's a time for celebration;
One time gloom has hiked away,
Gone with worry to the races, .
No more sad
It's all glad,
See the difference in the faces.
It will be a happy harvest,
Even tho the contract's sticking,
In a month we'll be at it,
Come on people for the picking;
Great Guns! Hops are now a quarter
And still a climbing, going higher,
Some one muled
And got fooled,
Up against it is the buyer.
Our beets and beans and taters
Caused the hops to up and go it,
Speculators forgot we had 'em planted,
Now they see it, now they know it;
Looks like they'd get a stinging,
To cover shorts will keep 'em humping,
And it's the dope
And much the hope,
That hops will keep on jumping.
So the harvest time's approaching
And tho the yield is terser,
For hops and beets and beans and taters,
It could be a durn sight worser;
The producer will get the coin,
O'er that there's no contention,
And the guy
Who has to buy,
We will not stop to mention.
Wd gross Mirsp
i Qik Stole Ballad
JA) 4Ibcvt S. Crockett-
MOW, this It tale of (he great blf war.
' Twai a maid ia a hos-pii-al
Who flushed when the Patient said, "Von are
A mighty likable tall"
A ND ibe was a red little, cross little oursa,
When he paid the com-pll-ment ,
But the saved the Patient from the bcarsa.
And he fot well, and went
THEN oft to France be tailed ; and, loo,
When the call for ourses came,
Sbe started off on the ocean blue
As a full fledged Red Cross dame.
THE bullets flew and the shells they bant,
' And the soldier, wounded, lay ;
It I could be by a fair maid nursed,
Why, I'd gladly pas away I"
THEY took biro back in the am-bu-laoco
' To the big base hos-pit-al
'Twas an awful wound, but his waking glaacel
Why you're thai likable gall"
AM) tbe brave tittle, sweet little Red Cross nurse
Just wooed him back to life,
Ibeo be wooed her, for better or worse.
And brought ber back his wife!
It is alleged that potatoes are passing
thru what many term their "second
childhood." Supposingly thru growing
and but few in a hill, a few days ago
they perked up and commenced life over
again. Late varieties show signs ot be
ing a credit to their kind.
Anna B. Kinyon, aged 53, wife
of G. W. Kinyon and the mother
of several children, committed
suicide by drinking poison at her
home in Independence Wednes
day afternoon. Despondent
from ill health she carried out a
threat she had made on several
It is not known what drug she
used to take her life, but what
ever it was, sh gave a dose to a
dog first to ascertain if it would
do the work. The dog died in a
few minutes. Mrs. Kinyon lived
for a half hour after taking the
poison and tho a physician was
summoned aud arrived before
her death, he could do nothing.
Funeral services will be held at
the Baptist church this afternoon
at 2 o'clock, Rev. T. D. Yarnes
officiating. Interment at the
I. 0. 0. F. cemetery.
One hundred members of Co.
L came to Dallas Saturday and
went to their homes over the
county. For a large number of
them it was probably their fare
well as it is expected that the
Third Oregon will be moved south
very soon. Camp life at Clack
amas is growing monotonous. It
is dry, hot and dusty and a
change will be welcomed. The
boys are all rugged and hardy
and full of vim and fight They
are now in excellent condition
for any kind of service.
In a fire which destroyed the
the barn of E. B. Gobat near
Suver last Thursday night, four
head of horses, harness and
several tons of hay were burned.
The loss is estimated at $1500
without insurance. Futile ef
forts were made by a number of
men to get the horses out of the
A residence occupied by H. H.
Griffith on D and Ninth streets
caught fire Saturday night but
was put out after the roof had
been partially burned.
A hop house went up in smoke
Wednesday night. F. M. Brown
was the owner.
Miss Allie Bramberg of Inde
pendence will succeed Mrs. Katie
Macy as regristrar at the Nor.
mal. Miss Bramberg has the
necessary clerical ability and ex
perience to qualify her for the
place which has been so ably
filled by Mrs. Macy and will
make good. It will feel kind of
queer around the Normal for
quite a while without Mrs. Macy
there for she was very popular
with both the faculty and
The eight-year old son af P.
T. Peterson of Parker, was bad
ly burned yesterday under mys
terious circumstances. The lad
was playing around a wood saw
and in some way irnited the gas
in the engine. He says he did it
with two wires. The boy was
burned on the face, forehead,
side and hand.
Rev. W. C. Stewart, who hag
been pastor of the Independence
Baptist church for three years,
has resigned. He has been called
to the pastorship of a large
church with a large membership
in Wisconsin. As yet his resig
nation has not yet been accepted.
Mr. Stewart is still in the far
Twenty-six cents was offered
for hops this morning, the high
est price in a number of years.
Not many will be purchased at
that figure for the grower who
has a bunch on the vines will
take his time about selling. The
high price will not benefit the
growers at piesent for a large
portion of them have their crop
contracted for at a lower figure,
tho a few have a profit-sharing
contract By the terms of the
last named contract, any ad
vance over the stipulated price is
divided between the buyer and
seller. The high price of hops is
causing some rejoicing in the
Independence district. The in
dustry that was flat a few
nionths ago appears to have
come back. It is easy to account
for the present price. Thousands
of acres were abandoned this
spring cutting Oregon's yield
from over 100,000 bales to less
than 40,000. Brewers have woke
lip and realizing that they may
IJe short have commenced to buy
and speculators apparently face
a shortage on their contracts.
The hops in this section are
not in the best of condition as a
whole and the yield may be be
low expectations. With picking
time less than thirty days away,
it seems to be the understanding
that 50c a basket will be paid the
pickers this year.
A grower suggests to the
Monitor that as many home folks
pick this year as possible thus
relieving any possible labor
There is a big rumpus in the
north end of the county over
which wav the hiehway will
come into the county from Mc
Minnville. A route by way of
Ballston has been chosen by the
commission which caused the
Amity and McCoy people to get
Senator C. L. Hawlev in a
speech before the commission
declared that if the route goes by
way of Ballston tourists going
north will come as far as Inde
pendence and then cross over to
the east side.
Sheriff John Orr caught two
chaps in a cabin in the Black
Rock district in the act of mak
ing what John terms "a tolerable
good brand of whiskey." They
were brought before Judge Baker
yesterday and given 100 days in
the county jail.
According to announcement
made by the war department
yesterday, Henry N. Ord of In
dependence, who has been at the
officers' training camp at Fort
Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, has
been given a commission as
Bona of our bone nd flesh of our flesh;
Company L is going away;
And let's not think of the shrapnel
And the mist of the powder smoke,
low and gray
Playing at marbles but yesterday;
It is so hard to understand
Company L is going away
To the unknown chance of an unknown
Home Town lies in vale of peace,
Cool green fields and murmuring
And who dreamed that she could re-
leu e
Sons of war from thia neighborhood?
But she hearkened the call and understood
The call to the colors when it fell,
And she reckoned the cost as best
she could
And gave up her sons in CompanyJL.
But we in the valley know at last
In the loneliness of our valley green -
When the shadow of war on the land
ia cast,
A aoldier is more than machine;
We look back over the years between
And feel, with a pang ia the heart
A aoldier is more than a machine
Bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh.
And yet, in spite ot the hurt inside,
As we look on each fated, firm young
In Company L, we thrill with pride,
The leaping pride of a fret men race;
Sorrow and joy may interlace.
But pride is keenest, for, truth to tell,
Our country shall suffer no disgrace
From the men we havs given in Com
pany L.
Bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh,
Company L is going away
From our valley of peace with green
fields fresh
Fighting men in their war array;
For the "Werld-made-free" there'a
a price to pay,
A price we have reasoned and reckoned
For we otter the core of our heart
In the men we offer in Company L.
Dean Collins in the Oregonian.
According to Mrs. Mildred
Campbell, who is now in Eng
land, the English must be
"shown" that the Americans
can do anything in this war. In
a letter to her father, T. J. Fryer,
Mrs. Campbell says:
"This war is a beastly busi
ness. If we could only see the
end somewhere, I5ut it is not in
sight as far as we can see, and
no one knows when it will end.
The Americans have made great
haste in coming over here and the
papers say the first ones are in
the trenches. I do hepe they
make a lame for themselves.
There are a lot of these hide
bound English that won't give
the Yankee credit for anything,
but I reckon they will before they
are out of this mesa. 1 hope Wil
son does away with the profiteer
ing class over there. It is shock
ing nere. lorn nought a pair or
shoes the other day that cost him
$17.50. At home they would
have cost six or seven. It's all a
great, big highway robbery, only
they don't wear masks."
Among the 131 Oregon mm
selected for training for officers
are Ray M. Walker of Independ
ence and Ivan H. Iugharry of
Monmouth. They will report at
the Presidio. San Francisco,
August 27 for the usual three
months' training.
Thcra u.aa a hpnntif 111 Hisrilav
of the aurora borealls, commonly
called the northern lignts, last
night. At first it was thought to
have been the reflection of a big
fire but after watching for a
moment flashes like those of a
searchlight could be seen which
shot up from the zenith like iky
Mra. M. E. Lewis, former resident of
Independence, ia now in China. With
her daughter, Grace, ahe is one of the
chief attrHCtiona with a vaudeville com
pany. Mrs. Alice Skinner received h
very interesting letter from her the
first of the week, extracta from which
follow :
"Shanghai U the best city we have
seen in China. We were working at a
place called the New World hut I did
not like the percentage ao I rented a
tlace on Canton road and will open
Aug. 6. I have been sick for a week
from vaccination.. I went to a Jap
doctor and I think he did not under
stand whHt I aaid when I told him I
had been vaccinated five times but it
did not take. I think he thought 1
wanted to be vaccinated in five places
for that in what I got. It all took and
I was some sick woman. Grace ia a
great favorite. She gets $200 a week
but it takes $181) of their money to
equal $100 in gold and it costa a great
deal to live. Grace and I were invited
out to a Chinese dinner lent night. I
was the guest of honor but could hardly
believe it. We commenced to eat at
6:30 p. m. and we stayed until Grace
had to go to work at 9:30, and they
were still serving courses. Hot towela
were paened around every so often
which seemed very funny to us. The
host was very wealthy and has two
wives. One his father selected lives in
the mansion. We were guests at the
home of the wife he loves. The two
wives received us but when it came
time to eat, they retired upstairs and
we ate alone with the men. The bet
ter clans of Chinese men are Bure
gentlemen. Never a thing of tho
rough nature from them. They look
up to me In a way. They think a fat
woman is loved by a certain joss. They
cannot understand us not drinking and
nmoking. I have drank enough lemon
tquuah since being over here te float a
bstb tub. Mr. Doo, the manager of
the New World, is very American and
has but one wife. He wants us to givo
him ideas on table etiquette. I think my
first lesson will be on table linen for I
firmly believe that at the reception laat
night the cloths wore bed sheets. Each
place at tho table was gives three
small dishes in the shape of a clover
leaf, a tumbler and two chop sticks.
The food is In one big diah and as it is
pissed around each one ia supposed to
dig in with a chop stick and get a bite.
We had pigeon eggs In some kind of
dope that tasted good tut this morning
when Grace told tns that tho eggs
were supposed to be 100 years old I
hud rlou thoughts about it. Other
course were shark's fine, salads, fowl,
lih, crabs, oysters, lobsters, shrimps,
California fruits and iee cream. It
muHt hfve coat hundreds of dollars. I
don't know why they have the sing
song girls as entertainers unless it is
to take uway yur appetite."
Independence, Ore,, Aug. 6 To the
editor of The Journal-At the time of
the great Civil war 1 was a boy, living
in Missouri, but I wan old enough to
remember the horrors of the time. In
that state the people were divided in
ttnir sentiments and the struggle wa
not confined to tbe armies.but s taken
Up by tbe citizens at home, and it was
something awful. When it became evi
dent that we would be drawn into this
war in spite of all that could be dene,
I consoled myself with the thought
that we would not have such troubles
at home as they bad at that time, but
would be friendly at home and firmiy
united against our foreign foe. But it
seems that 1 am to be disappointed.
While we are not killing each other at
home, so far, yet there in a turbulant
element amongst us that broods
trouble. This might not seem so
strange, coming from the I. W. W. and
outlaw element, but to see the same
thing undur different tactics bob up in
the United States senate is amazing.
When a member of the senate will, on
some petty pretext, seek to defeat
measures vital to tbe prosecution of
the war. thereby prolonging the war at
tho ex ponse of billions of mosey and
perhaps thousands of the lives of oar
boy, it is something strange. They
all mum and do know that such acta
will end their political careers. The
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