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THE INDEPENDENCE MONITOR
AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
Published Weekly at Independence, Polk County,
Oregon, on Friday.
Entered as Second Class Matter August 1, 19 1 z at tbe Post Office at Inde
pendence, Polk County, Oregon, Under tbe Act of March 3, 1879.
CLYDE T. ECKER. Editor
NINA B. ECKER. Associate
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Independence, Oregon, Friday, February 8, 1918
Senator McNary has appealed to Secretary Mc-
Adoo to issue liberty bonds in denominations of
ten and fifteen dollars for those who cannot afford
to buy the larger amounts. While ten or fifteen
dollars is only considered "chicken feed" by the
financiers of the country, it is a whole lot of
money to thousands of good American citizens.
The poor man, who drains himself financially, to
invest in liberty bonds is iust as much a patriot as
is the millionaire who invests in a thousand times
fifteen. The Benton County Courier has it fig
ured out that the poor man invested his savings
in tbe first bonds, borrowed money to buy the
second, it will be impossible for him to help when
the third issue is offered for sale and it will be up
to the well-to-do and those in moderate circum
stances to buy them. If tbe bonds are issued in
small denominations as suggested by Senator
McNary, millions will be bought that would never
be sold otherwise. The sale of Thrift stamps in
large numbers indicates that the poorer people
are anxious and willing to do their bit.
Kentucky, which for years boasted of its "fast
horses, pretty women and good whisky,"is the first
"wet" state to ratify the national prohibition
amendment. How times do change! It used to
be a blue grass custom that when two men met
they didn't say, "How do you do?" but "What
Will You Have to Drink?" The writer recalls
that on one occasion he stepped from a train at a
town somewhere in that state to relieve the
monotony of slow travel and before he could walk
around the depot and board the train again, five
invitations to drink were tendered. We presume
that the rising generation of Kentucky colonels,
forced somewhat by necessity, have been so busy
commercializing that they have not had the time
to devote to "coloneling" as did their daddies be
tore them. 1 his is the only way we can account
for the popularity of water in Kentucky at the
TALK ON BELGIUM
FOR RED CROSS
The great war will be further
brought home to the people of
independence, when on Sunday
evening, Feb. 10th at the
Isis theatre, C. W. Nie
raeyer of Salem, a veteran of the
war who served overseas for 22
months with the first Canadian
contingent will speak on life in
the trenches. Mr. Niemeyer is
in great demand for Red Cross
and other charitable organiza
tions. He is a forceful speaker
and fearless in bis attacks on
German sympathizers. His
stories of the atrocities by the
Huns in Belgium bring tears to
the eyes of many, yet withal he
is uoHSeseed with a great fund of
hurnor. Mr. Niemeyer makes
himself at home with an audi
ence and from beginning to end
of his talk, there is not a single
slack moment. He refuses any
payment for his services and
even pays his own expenses for
all the meetings he attends, so
that the whole of the proceeds of
the admission go to the Inde
pendence Red Cross Fund.
number of relics of the battle
fields of France and Belgium
brought back by Mr. Niemeyer
are on display in the window of
Craven & Huff's hardware store
eal Chewing Plug
Before tha Invention
of our Patant Air Pwof Poueh
Many Dealers Ceulo Not Reap
the Flavor and Freehneea In
REAL GRAVELY PLUG TOBACCO.
Now the Patent Poiicn Keep It
Frean and Clean and Good.
A Little Chew of Gravely la Enough
and Lasts Longer than big chaw
of ordinary plug.
YOU OUGHT TO THANK THAT
TRAFFIC COP FOR H0LDIN&
THE CROWD BAtrv 1 1 uivtJ
YOU A CHANCc IU KtMu
THE COOD NEWS ON MY
bOOK FOr'tHE PROTECTION SEAL-IT 13 NOT REAL CRAWLY WITHOUT THIS SEAL
Report of School Kitchen for
the four weeks ending Feb. 1,
for school, Jan. 7
to Feb. 1 29 47
Oil cloth 3 75
Pitchers 2 70
Knives 1 00
Received for 22271
bowls of soup $35 98
Donations 2 86
Balance on hand 107
The man, who was going to take a lantern and
search the state for someone who thinks that
Governor Withyconibe will be re-nominated,
need not go. One has been found. It is C. C.
vnapman ot the Oregon voter, it also assures
Olcott's nomination for Chapman has .never
picked a winner where the contest was anywhere
near equal since he began to pose as a political
We deem it Senator Chamberlain's constitu
tional privilege as apart ot the irovernment to
criticise if he pleases. We do not find fault with
mm on tliat issue. W hile behevinir that he is
wrong in his contentions, we were more pained
to see him line up with and become the mouth-
piece of the military caste headed by Roosevelt.
A petition is being circulated in Oklahoma
asking the President to intern Theodore Roose
velt until after the war. These petition packers
arc as excited as Mr. Roosevelt always is, for
Theodore is as patriotic as anybody only he wants
it blood red.
A portion ot Oregon Democracy is taking the
position that President Wilson aud Senator
Chamberlain are both right. In other words, if
one horse is white, the team is white.
The average daily attendance
at the school kitchen during the
first year it was in operation was
i. Last year it was 78. For
the four weeks included in this
report it has been 1134, and in
crease of 46 per cent over last
year, and of more than 1UU per
cent over the attendance of the
The removal of the kitchen to
the basement, together with the
increased attendance, has ren
dered the purchase of some ad
ditional equipment necessary.
The total amount expended in
this manner during the month
was $8.30. Notwithstanding
this unusual expense the kitchen
has paid all bills incurred during
the month, and shows a balance
to its credit of $1.07. It must be
remembered, however, that it
has been generously assisted by
donations of both cash and sup
pliea, from interested friends and
This report takes no account
of $8.85 donated at the "shower"
for the school kitchtn, which
fund still remains intact.
Evelyn Lee Davis,
RED CROSS NOTES.
M. V. I'rather hits donated the
use of liis store building ot Buena
Vista to the Ned Cross and gave the
women a loud of wood.
The Suver Ned Cross auxiliary
now lias a membership of K0. The
following iii'tiiles have been com
ploted ami delivered to headquar
ters: SiW slinks, i!0O pillow cases.
1!) French hospital pillow cases, 8
ambulance pillows, ltd four-tail
bandages, IS2 napkins, !A handker
chiefs, 110 surgical squares, and
balls string. Tbe material for
the above was donated by a gener
ous ui'nie, who is unite anxious
to help whip the kaiser. The aux
iliary is planning on a bazaar and
cafeteria supper Thursday evening.
February Hth. Judge II. 11. Belt
will deliver an address.
SHE WAS KNITTINQ BUT
"DARNED- If SHE KNEW WHAT
What are vou kuitting, mv pretty
She purled, then dropped a stitch.
A sock or sweater, sir," she said.
'And darned if 1 know which."
--Philadelphia Ledger, ;
I f -i - i
Costs Little More
Who announces his candidacy
for the Republican nomination
for State Treasurer.
We are, none of us, bo good arohl
tecta as to be able to work habltuall)
beneath our etrenRth; and yet ther
la not a building that I know of, late
ly raised, wherein It la not gufllelentlj
evident that neither architect not
builder has done hli best. It U tht
especial characteristic of moderr
work. All old work nearly has been
bard work. It may be the hard wort
of children, of barbarians, of rustics;
but It Is always their utmost. Let ui
have done with this kind of work al
oncej cast off every temptation to It;
do not let us degrade ourselves volun
tarily, and then mutter and mourn
over our shortcomings; let us confesi
our poverty or our parsimony, but not
belle our human Intellect. It Is not i
question of doing more, but of dolus
better. Do not let us boss our roofi
with wretched, half-worked, blint
edged rosettes ; do not let us flank out
gates with rigid Imitations of medieval
statuary. Such things are more In
sults to common sense, and only unfll
ut for feeling the nobility of their pro
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INTEREST PAID ON
A four-arc rainbow was seen by a
vessel at sea recently, one pair Inter
secting the other pair. Two arcs ar
often sees on land, and three are some
times seen ; but the Invariable rule It
that these arcs all have a common
center lying below the horizon. Th
explanation of the two pairs of arct
was, however, quite simple. The sea
at the time was exceptionally calm,
and acted as a gigantic mirror. Twc
of tha sres, which nd a common cen- interest B9 aforesaid, cost of advertis-
isriiowinenon.n.weuu.ou..j. am) reeorder-, feeg therein, the
RUQ IIS? II : Uiv inner iw bub, im u
had a common center above the horl
OFFICERS AIND DIRECTORS
H. Hirschberg, Fres. D. W. Sears, V. P.
R. R. DeArmond, Cashier t
W. H. Walker, I. A. Allen, O. D. Butler
son, were due to the reflection of th
sua In the sea.
MARSHAL'S NOTICE OF SALK OF
RIAL PROPERTY FOR DELIN
Notice is hereby given that the Re
corder of tbe City of independence,
Oregon, has transmitted to n-.e a war
rant for the collection of delinquent
installments on assessments for the
oiprovement of Sixth street, in front
of the hereinafter named ard described
real property, and th .t pursuant to
id warrant, the Chftrter and Ordi
nances and resolutions of said City, I
will on the 25th day of February, 191 S.
at the hour of two o'clock. P. M. of
said day, at the front door cf the City
Hall of the City of Independence,
Oregon, offer for sale at public suction
to the highest bidder far cash, subject
to redemption, and the installments not
t due on said assessment, the follow-
ng described real property to-wit:
Lots three and four in block aix in
Patterson's first addition to the City of
Independence, Polk County, Oregon.
Asse.-aed to Glen E. Kibbe in the
sum of I1S5.9S, on which the second
annual Installment of JIS.RO isdelin-j
quent sud unpaid, with interest to Jan- '
uary 1. 1917, $10.04, making the toul .
sum due &S.tv. '
Kh piec or parcel of land will be ;
old aeparatelv, ad for a sum rot leas
than the said unpaid iMtalloaer.t and !
purchaser thereof will assume any and
all of the installments of said assess
ment not yei due.
Dated, January 25, 1918.
A. J. Tupper,
City Marshal of said City.
AT THE CHURCHES
Dr. H. C. Dunsmore, Pastor
10 a. m. Si:nday school.
11 a. m. Public Worship withg
7-30 p. m. Sermon.
Sunday school at 10.
Services every Sunday morning and
B. Y. r. U. at 7:00.
V e invite you to all our services.
Strangers cordially welcomed.
Thos. D. Yarnes, Pasto?T
jO A M. Sunday SchooL
11 A. M. Morning service.
if) P. M. Loyal Temperance Legion.
7:3"J P. M. Eenii'g service.
Bible School at 10 a, nt.
: Yamoreg Collection Agency
GETS RESULTS. TAKES
THE BUME t
N. L. BUTLER
ATTORNEY-AT - LAW
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