Independence monitor. (Independence, Or.) 1912-19??, February 08, 1918, Image 1

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VOL. 6
NO. 20
An angel girl is with us now,
She's borrowed from the Post,
She makes sunshine all around
Like in summer 'most;
We dare not give or reveal her name,
It's a secret we are keeping,
To spring in style
After while
When the Post is peeping.
Good natured folks are rather scarce,
Most of us are crabby,
Then others think the world would stop
Unless they're always gabby;
Laughter and song we must have
To keep the joy a-flowing,
And no honest smile
Can ever rile,
A coming or a going.
We think Peter at the golden gate
Will honor all the passes
Which read, "The bearer and Golden Rule
Stuck like old molasses;"
"Do him first or he'll do you,"
Some poor fish are poohing,
But if they go
So, so, so,
They'll soon be done for "doing." .
Good looking as some folks are,
They'd be ugly in a minute,
If cross and crooked all the time,
Out of the game or in it;
We pass this way but only once
And in our chase for money,
We ought to stop
Our little hop
And sip our bit of honey.
The milliont of admiwrs of stalwart
William Farnum. the famoui Fox Film
star, may look forward with keen an
ticipation to "The Conqueror", a mas
give and thrilling William Fox photo
dramatic romance based on the life of
one of America's frontier heroes,
General Sam Houston, of Texas, which
will be seen at the Iais Theatre, on
Wednesday and Thursday nights Feb.
13 ar.d 14.
The first announcement of this big
production carries with it the facts
that it was directed by R. A. Walsh,
producer of "The Honor System" and
other Fox pictures of extraordinary
merit, and that in the course of its
production, "The Conqueror" made
use of several thousand Indians, Mexi
cans and live stock; that the battle
scenes, in which a hundred cannon
were used, are tremeduous; that the
love story is one of infinite charm and
that the dramatic action builds to a
climax calculated to maka every spec
tator gasp for breaih.
Scenes full of fire and action rouse
one to the highest pitch of excitement.
No more realistic battle scene can be
imagined then when nearly a thousand
United States soldiers and Indians clash
with Mexican soldiers. It is the great
est spectacle yet produced on the
Try to picture in your mind the in
tensely dromatic invading of a convent,
with its circle of a hundred white
robed sisters, by the Mexican invad
ers, with their final rescue by Cavalry
men. This is but one of the gripping
scenes in "The Conqueror."
William Farnum appears in the in
teresting character of Sam Houston, a
historic figure in the early days of
Texas. In the picture Sam Houston is
first shown as a diamond in the rough,
living among the Cherokee Indians and
indifferent to the call of his white
brethern. But when he meets the
Tennessee Rose, played by the lovely
Jewel Carmen, Hounton undergoes a
complete reversal of form.
From that moment he is filled with
unconquerable ambition and the pic
ture carries him through the various
steps in his career, from constable to
governor and from governor to the
general who repulses, with the aid of
his Cherokee friends, an army of
llexicani and saves the woman he
loves from the hands of the renegade
leader of the raiding Greasers.
The tragedy of Belgium has awak
ened the world to the full significance
of Pan-Germanism -that over-ambitious
policy of territorial aggrandize
ment that reckons not with treaty
obligations and human considerations
in its accomplishment.
Belgium wss the quickest highway
to France. Therefore, Belgium must
be sacrificed regardless of Germany's
previous guarantee of Belgian neutral
ity for, declared the Prussian machine,
a treaty is only "a scrap of paper" and
"necessity knows no law."
For more than four years the United
Sutes has been represented at the seat
of the Belgian government by Brand
Wbitlock as minister. Mr. Whitlock
became famous in this country during
the four years that he served as mayor
of Toledo, Ohio, hen his broad under
standing of civic problems was evi
denced in his writings.
No more suitable man could have oc
cupied the Betgain legation during this
critical period than Brand Whitlock and
his account of Belgium's tragic experi
ence which will be published serially in
The Oregon Sunday Journal beginning
February 17, is the biggest story that
tsy war has produced.
The Post's Prosperity
Edition grows larger
each day.
Another industry was assured
for Independence this week
when Horst Bros, of San Fran
cisco, announced that their large
hop dryers on their ranch, just
north of twn, would be convert
ed into an evaporator plant for
the drying of vegetables. There
is a possibility that the estab
lishment may be moved into this
city. The Horst ranch, consist
ing of nearly a thousand acres,
heretofore used for the growing
of hops, ran be planted to beans.
peas, carrots, spinach and other
vegetables. This with the ad
ditional acreage that eould be
contracted for would give the
evaporating plant plenty to do.
A large number of men will be
given employment.
Thus Independence gains its
second "prosperity maker," the
Valley & Siletz Railroad being
the first. It is almost a cer
tainty that a condensary will be
established and a Loganberry
juice plant is within reach. Then
the Polk County Post will soon
make its appearance as the her
ald of better times and condi
tions. "
A Monitor reporter met 'J. A.
Macy in Salem the other day.
The latter said he was on his
way to the feeble minded home
and if the reporter was headed
that way he could go along. The.
Monitor representative agreed
and started with him and the
conversation drifted to Indepen.
dence. After tke reporter had
boosted the "old home town" for
about five minutes, he aiked Mr.
Macey to come back to Indepen
dence and the entire population
would welcome him as they do
the flowers in May. Mr. Macy
agreed to think it over and then
stopping suddenly exclaimed,
"what do I want to take you to
the feeble minded home for;
you're all right in tke bead."
That was how tke reporter at
tempted to get a lost sheep back
to the fold, even tho he took a
chance on getting in the home
for the feeble minded.
Independence, has one young
man who is registered, . tho he
didn't need to be. When regis
tration day came, Frank Dick bob
got to figuring on his age and
was somewnat in doubt as to the
exact time he had been on earth.
He didn't have time to find out
for sure, and being perfectly
willing to serve if his country
took married men, put down his
age as between thirty and thirty
one and was duly enrolled. A
few weeks later he found out
from his parents that he wasa
year older than he guessed.
"Dad" Swope has succeeded
"Son" Swope as city recorder.
The change was made at Wed
nesday night's meeting of the
city council. Upon the resigna
tion of the young man, the coun
cil promptly and unanimously
elected his father to succeed him.
In the same fashion Andy Tup
per was re-elected marshal.
The finance committee, which
consists of W. E. Craven, Bohan
r.on and Mix, submitted a
lengthy report concerning the
financial condition of the city
and will make another report at
the next meeting after they have
secured additional data from the
treasurer. It is proclaimed very
emphatically in the report that
the committee intends to insist
upon a most economical adminis
tration of city affairs.
The matter of vacating a part
of a street so as to permit W. T.
Hoffman to install a grain pit at
the mill was started on the road
to settlement. The council is
unanimous in wishing to give
Mr. Hoffman the chance to build
the pit, but is somewhat divided
as to Whether to vacate, lease or
grant a franchise for the use of
the piece of street in question.
Erma, aged four, was killed
and Pauline, aged two, was seri
ously injured in an automobile
collision in Portland Tuesday
night. They are the daughters
of W. A. Graham of Dallas.
Their mother disappeared at Til
lamook last September with a
young man named Viers under
mysterious circumstances.
Some gardens have been plant
ed and grais seed is being sown
on the parkings and lawns.
Possibly a number have not
found it out yet for complaint
has been filed with the Monitor
that some folks are wulking on
the seeded parkings. Please
keep on the sidewalks aud off
the grass.
The regular meeting of the
P a r e n t-Teachers' Association
was held Tuesday afternoon. A
Lincoln program was given by
the pupils and there were some
musical numbers, all of which
was much enjoyed by those pres
The annual concert given at
the Normal Tuesday night was a
complete success both in attend
ance and program. It was also
the occasion for "breaking in"
the new chapel. A large nm
ber from Independence attended,
roing by special train, and Inde
pendence talent was well repre
sented on the program.
C. McBeth, who has built up a
large business as a plumber, this
week purchased the building on
C street, owned by Asa Taylnr,
and will move hit shop3 into it
at once. He is also planning on
adding additional equipment.
Names of registrants who have fail
ed to return their questionaires:
Edmond Chas. Barney, Donovan Dud
ley Miller, Ernest Murray Barney,
Raymond Edward Bulsen, Harry Allen
berg, Sidney Read, Geo. Robert Turn-
er, Adalbert Speer, Daniel Ernest
Roth, Carl Schneider, Rollo James Mc
Kinney, Matl Simpson, Roger Lam
bert, Clyde C. Vincent, Gus Captain,
Win, Canoy, Edgar J. Seeley, Chm.
Lyman Bigelow, Owen M. Thompson,
Nickelal Goertz, Kristian Dejgaard
Nielsen, O. R. Brantner, Jno. b ilett,
J. W. Esaig, Leroy Stalnaksr, Wm.
Swanson, Harry Quiring.
Any one knowing the address of any
ot the above named persons, please re
port to Local Board for the County of
Folk, State of Oregon, Dallas.
Edgar J. Seeley of Independence was on the
Tuscania, the American transport sunk by a
German submarine off the coast of Ireland. It
cannot be stated with accuracy at this time that he
was saved, but in all probabilities he was. The
Tuscania carried a total of 2397, including the
crew. The saved number 2296 leaving 101 to yet
be accounted for. 44 of the missing 101 have
been washed ashore but none of them could be
This is the first time German subs ever "got"
an American transport.
The Tuscania was the vessel tt carried Co. h
over several weeks ago.
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ki uvi ill I imiiub itniibd u v wit-
Somewhere in France, Jan. 15
I am well and we have
a fine place. There
are many American soldiers in
France and many are fighting.
I have heard lots about fighting
but am not allowed to tell any
thing about it.
We cannot understand the
French people so we don't do
much talking to them. The
girls are quite fond of us. I have
a pretty widow and if I could
only understand her I would be
at home he'e. Everything is so
much different here. There are
many wine joints. The best
wine sells for 28 cents a quart
and even the 8-cent wine is
good. You never see a drunken
soidier here.
It makes me laugh to see such
little cars and narrow streets.
Fares are collected after the
train stops.
I am glad I joined the army
and am not afraid to go to the
front. When I do the Germans
had better look out. R. YV,
A soldier writes: "I am sor
ry I cannot tell you where I am,
because I am not allowed to say.
But I venture to state that I am
not where I was, but where I was
before I left here to go where I
have just come from."
Maim Famum
Blanks have been Bent out to
all farmers by agricultural
boards and agents fdr the pur
poses of ascertaing the prospec
tive crops and labor conditions.
The bankers of Polk county
are backing all boys financially
who will raise pigs this year.
"The (Itonqiieror
A Gripping Drama In 8
Reels, Picturing the
Career of General Sam
Three Hundred of (he Most Famoui American
Indians, with their Chiefs, Mexican Soldiers,
United States Cavalrymen, Texas Rangers
Trappers and Guides.
A Picture that Will Go Down :
in the Annals of Fllmdom
Directed by R. A. WALSH
Who Made "The Honor System"
Wednesday and Thursday Nighto I
February 13 and 14 j