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INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 1918
THE RHYMING SUMMARIST
By Jerry Owen In Oregon Voter
Once, long, ago in halcyon days
Our waist was broadband ample,
We were of jolly rotund mein, '
In fact, a fine example
Ot goodly nurtured well fed stock,
Worked like a horse and wagon,
We dined each night
With keen delight,
And sometimes tipped a flagon
Just now that waist (ibid) has grown
Perceptibly much thinner,
No more do we anticipate
The solemn rite of dinner;
We've lost an extra chin or so,
Our pants no longer fit us,
Our springy step "
Has lost its pep,
The grubless days have hit us-
The sugar .bowl and jug of cream
Are missing from their places,
We haven't seen a butter dish
Since Patsy played the races;
Poor Jerry spreads his muffins with
Some cocoanut concoction,
Mixed up with eggs
And ham fat dregs
That missed the junk man's auction
The fluffy rolls that were our pride
When palates were more fickle,
Have been replaced by darker loaves
Of homely pumpernickel;
Oh, food will win the war, all right,
We know it, but with sorrow,
Please shoot the Huns
With Hoover buns
And war will stop tomorrow.
TV0 STORIES OF THE SAME FRACAS
Cast of Characters:
John W. Orr, Sheriff
E. E. Southard, Editor Observer
"Orr met Southard on the
street near the court house and
some words were passed. Sud
denly the sheriff shot one straight
from the shoulder and Southard
went down." Version No. 1,
Page 2, Portland Journal.
"Southard attacked the sheriff,
knocking him down and other
wise proceeding to administer a
beating. Sheriff Orr did not re
taliate, but arose and walked
away." Version No. 2, Page 7,
LOSE AND GAIN
Independence loses and gains
an estimable family this week.
Mr. and Mrs. VV. L. Bice go to
Oregon City and Mr. and Mrs. B.
F. Swope return to Independ
ence. Both have the best wish
es of their many friends. Mr.
Swope will become associated
with, his son, Cecil, in the law
business and the combination
will be a good one. We know
Mr. Swope's ability and Cecil,
during the brief time be has
been practicing, has shown his
ON A CASH BASIS
Johnson & Collins have some
thing very important to say to
their friends and customers this
.week and it is easy to find it in
this issue. This enterprising
firm will hereafter conduct a
cash business for the reasons
stated in their announcemeut
aud we ere very safe in saying
that the change will be a benefit
noi only to themselves but to
each and every one of their
"JACK' LOSES MOTHER
The Monitor has been short
handed for the past three weeks
making it very inconvenient and
depreciating the paper consider
ably. Our right hand man, J.
F. Currie, was obliged to stay in
Portland longer than intended
because of the illness of his aged
mother. She passed away la3t
Saturday. After the funeral
Monday, Mr. Currie was himself
taken sick and is laid up at the
home of a brother. He hopes
to be able to return before Mon
day next. "Jack" certainly has
the heartfelt sympathy of his
We greatly appreciate the ac
tion of the large number who
have called and paid their sub
scriptions this week in order to
encourage and help a good thing
along. There is still room for
more and we are looking for
ward to a rushing business in
the same department next week.
We are triad to see so much of
the boosting- spirit
COUNCIL DIVIDES 3-3
The council meeting Monday
night reminded the few specta
tors of the days when Mike
Goetz graced the chamber by
this presence. Mike loved dis
agreements and oratory and was
very clever in getting something
started. The council locked
three and three and if the mayor
had not broken the holt, the ses
sion might have been going on
this day. While it was a per
fectly good-natured disagree
ment, both sides were deter
mined to miss their breakfasts
if necessary. It came about
over the election of a marshal.
Three wanted to choose at
once and three didn't. As afore
said, the mayor concluded he
"didn't" and so the couivril
"didn't" It will when it meets
again. The question was not
over whom to elect, but when to
elr-t. Heretofore there have
been several candidates for the
marshal's job, but this year even
Andy Tupper doesn't care
whether he gets It or not. It
appeals that an effort is being
made to get some one to take
on 'he combined duties of mar
shal and street commissioner
with a view to economy.
W. S. Kurre was re-elected
city treasurer by a 4 to 2 vote
over Fred Young.
it . as votea to commence
proceedings against street pav
ing delinquents at once and pub
lication will be begun next weeK.
Delinquents may yet save them
selves considerable extra ex
pense by paying the city record
er before Tuesday noon next.
A delightful club function of
the week just past was the sur
prise given by the Kill Kare Klub
for Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Bice Fri
day evening. The Bices were
informed that the club would
meet with Mr. and Mrs. II. Mat
tison and were waiting for some
of the members to motor by for
them when the entire club ar
rived en masse, bearing all the
necessary pleasantries to niaku
the evening replete with de
lights. Tables were arranged
whist and several games highly
enjoyed, after which a bounte
ous repast was served. As a
token of esteem the club pre
sented Mr. and Mrs. Bice with a
beautiful sterling silver cream
ladle with the engraving
"K. K. K." Because of their
congenial and cheerful manner
Mr. and Mrs. Bice will be great- j
ly missed not only in the club,
but in social circles generally.
Many wishes were expressed
that they be delighted with their
Oregon City home and that their
friends there may be as numer
ous as they are here.
BEVY OF LIVE WIRES our principal business is war but-
The foiihTgroiicers were! While war is the principal business of the
installed by Willamette Tempie. ! nation at the present time, it is not advised or in
rythian sisters, last Thursday tended that anybody should dig- themselves in and
wait lor peace to come. Soldiers alone do not
win wars. Those at home must keep things
moving"; thev must expand and create. The in
dividual who "lets down" during; war times not
only does his country harm but deprives himself
of an opportunity for personal gain. War creates
extra business and somebody picks the "extra."
The man who has the good judgment to start
something now and is not lacking in ability or
brains backs a winner.
evening: Mrs. Hose Moore, P,
C; Mrs. Ilattie Kreamer, M. E.
C; Mrs. Frances Hill, E. S.; Mrs.
Josie Hayes, E. J.; Mrs. Ollie
Dungan, Man.; Mrs. Snowie
Kurre, M. of R. & C; Mrs. Lena
Hewitt, M. of F.; Miss- Hertha
Collins. Pro.; Mrs. Myrtle Young,
With the business session con
cluded, the Sisters were greatly
surprised to have the Knights
march into the hall sufficiently
provided with refreshments.
The occasion was greatly enjoy
ed by all and as the Knights
have now started, it is the unan
imous wish of the ladies that
they come again soon.
The Independence Pythian
Sisters are a bunch of live wires.
W. P. Ireland, a pioneer, died
at his home in Corvallis yester
day at the age of 72 years. The
funfal services will be held at
Corvallis Saturday and burial
will take place at Monmouth the
following day. Mr. Ireland was
a brother-in-law of Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Hubbard and the father-in-law
of Mrs. Mintie Taylor Ire
land and Mrs. Maud Cooper Ire-ten'.
EMILY E. BASCUE
A sincere Christian and kind
neighbor, well liked by all those
who knew her, passed to her
eternal home on Monday, Jan. 7,
1918, when Mrs. Emily Eliza
Hascue, wife of Comrade Bas
cue, gave up this life.
Surrounded by a large circle
of mourning relatives and
friends, the body was borne to
the Presbyterian church on last
Saturday, where tribute was
paid to the departed, the Wo
mans' Relief Corps carrying out
its beautiful ritualistic service.
Hesldes her husband, Mrs.
Liascue is survived by two sons,
L. M. of Tulsa, Okla., and R. J.
of Dubois, Idaho, one daughter,
Mrs. Janie Keahler of Independ
ence, two grandsons, Aubrey
Hascue and Arthur Keahler,
four brothers, including L. G.
and J. D. Reeves of Independ
ence, and three sisters.
Mrs. Hascue was bora In Chil
licothe, Mo., where she was
raised to womanhood and lived
until 1910, when she came to
Independence with her husband.
Mr. and Mrs. Hascue was mar
ried in 1870.
We sincerely thank the many
fri nds and the members of the
W. R. C. for their assistance
during the last illness and fun
eral of our mother, Mrs. Chas.
Hascue. The Family.
WOULD BUILD PIT
If W. T. Hoffman can get a
few feet of the street abutting
the mill vacated, he will build a
pit for the dumping of grain
from the wagon. The high
price of sacks is necessitating
the delivery of grain in bulk, as
has been done in the eastern
states for years. It is very es
sential that the Independence
mill be equipped to handle bulk
grain conveniently and quickly
and it is hoped that arrange
ments can be made so the same
may be done.
The Civic League will hold
its regular meeting on next
Tue.sday afternoon at the home
of the president, Mrs. K. C. Eld-ridge.
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