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Former tditor of Observer
The underhanded, scurrulous
remarks of the Dallas Observer,
under the management of E. E.
Southard, may have caused some
people in Polk county have a
wrong impression of Kobert i.
Stanfie Id, who the editor of the
Monitor has personally known
for many years, and who we
strongly favor for Republican
candidate for United States sen
ator. Our reasons for support
ing him are as follows :
can. -He is a true
Second lie is honest
square in his dealings.
Third He is not a factionalism
and pampers to no Democratic
or pro-jGerman leaders.
Fourth lie is a patriotic cit
izen. Fifth lie is a business man.
Sixth lie is a hard fighter
and has the courage to stand lor
Seventh He believes in win
ning the iwar, in supporting the
soldiers at the front with money,
ammunition, ships, guns and sup
plies and believes that every en
ergy of every man connected wiio
this govrnment should make this
his first and main effort and that
big business should co-operate to
help in doing this..
These are some of the reasons
why the Monitor wants to see
the people nominate Kobert N.
Stanfield U. S. senator and elect
Long before K. N. Stanfield
thought of running for the U. S.
senate, the editor of the Monitor
knew his stand on war questions.
Before war was declared and
when there was many pacificisms
and German sympathizers in this
country and when many politi
cians were crying for peace, and
Americans were ' being sunk on
their own merchant vessels by the
German war powers, Robert N.
Stanfield felt just as Roosevelt
and many others felt that we
should put our country in a con
dition of preparedness for the
emergency that looked inevitable.
If Robert N. Stanfield had
-been in the United States senate
in the early days of this period
his energy would have been urg
ing .a programme of preparedness
and Oregon would have been or.i1
of the states that could lookback
to its representatives with pride
and we would not feel that thi-.
state was classed partly, at least,
as a La Follette follower in the
times of need for pure blooded
Then, too, later on Stanfield
would not have been a supporter
of La Follette and his little click
of obstructionists. He would
have ben a little ahead of the
president in the war movement
trame. rather than behind hiui
and woidd have supported and
not obstructed every movement
that was for urgent need and
support of our boys over there
These are a few of the reasons
i-iiv snrmort Stanfield for
Now, the opposition is aeeu
ine K. N. Stanfield of advert Ls-
ins his candidacy through tlx
nress. He admits the accusation
tisiue of Lis candidacy. His adver
and is doiDg a legitimate adver
tising is just as legitimate as that
being carried on by MeN'ary an.l
West, yes, more legitimate, we
How has McNary advrtised
himself T If report be true n-
has hired the Teh gram's sUr
State House reporter, the man
-Vir vrn the political machine
of the Telegram at the last legi
lature, one of the smoothest pres
I dispatch men in hte West, a man J
who plays polities as a gambler
jplnys poker and holds a few trick;
I cards to play at the opportune
'moment. This man went to
Washington as his secretary and
wherever the opportunity oc
curred this man's one duty was
to get JlcNary into the press.
From Washington McNary was
boomed with a consistency and
persistency that was the art ot a
West advertised himself ly
springing a freak programme,
by putting over something a lit In
different, by camouflaging ami
stage playing. He always did
that way anil always will. It is
the West way. It costs nothing
but it catches the public eye aud
d West can 't get in the public
eye, he counts himself as a fail
ure. Another method these two
past masters of advertising use
is to secure the aid of some third
party a sort of a stool pigeon
who is to throw the mud and
play the "dear people game'
Uentist Skiff of Salem was the
chosen mud mixer of this cam
paign, and for a man who never
was out of the capital city, ami
who gets his information second
handed to play himself as a eriti .
and adviser of the public is no'.
only a disgrace but it is an im
position on the people's rights
and he should be court martialed
Tor his degenerate methods.
Stanfield is .wealthy, they say.
lie tells you that in his advertis
ing, but they cannot show wliere
Stanfield ever got one cent il
legitimately. He made his money
by far sighted thought endeavor,
by hard labor and close attention
to business details. Because he
did not sell his wool to the middlc-
men,but held it and ofered it to
the government at the prevailing
price at the time the war began
he was a profiteer. He should
have sold it to speculators and let
them guggle it and hide it.
Stanfield always lays his cards
on the tabic, -lie told the gov
ernment they could have his woo).
He never withdrew that offer,
and at any time they needed thej
wool they would call tor it. lhey
knew who had it, how much he
had, where it was, and all they
had to do was to ask for it.
A man is known by the friends
he has and the way they look at
him . A few months before I leU
Malheur to come to Folk county
I met William Griffith, a stock
man of our eounty and Bill told
me he would like to see Bob get
eited. "I have known him ior
years, said Urimtli. "1 Knew
him when he first began to
ranch out in the sheep business
and at one time Bob wanted me
o go in ,with him in the sheep
msiness. 1 knew he was nonest
and far sighted, but I did not
have the confidence and the far
ightedness that Bob had, and so
lid not go in with him. While I
have made good, I realize there
was an opportunity that I had
that I should not have let slip."
I knew of another case where a
man wanted to tret a baud of
heep and Stanfield told him h
would sell him a band, lie did
not have the money to buy them
and Bob let him have the sheep or
time and told him that if he need
1 money to run them call on him
at any time. This man took the
heei). was helped to care for
them and literally put on his feet
n the road to sutess.
In polities, in business, in hi
treatment of men Stanfield is a
100 per cent man. He is not a
awyer, an orator or a play actor
to the gallery, but he is a success
ful business man, a man of tre
niendous energy, a man of won
derful busiuess ability aud unliu.
iid workiiit? capacity, ana is
keen, far sighted and quick mind
ed. He does not ask for the posi
tion for its monev value. He
want3 it simply because he le
iieves Le tan do the state of On
gon service. Dimes don't look lik
dollar to Stanfield and if we
ciect him he will use his own
money freely tog-t results f'r
Oregon if neessary, and ther ;s
no limit to the power he wit! ex
ert in helping to win the war,
INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON. SATURDAY, MAY 11, 1918
Every one of Independence ;
District Makes Good
E. C. Kirkpatric, chairman pi
the Liberty Loan Committee,
sends a letter of commendation
to those who so liberally contri
buted to the Third Liberty, Loan
drive, giving to Polk county a
222 per cent subscription, more
than doubling 'the quota. By
districts the results are as foi
Dallas $63,500 -130,!)d0
Falls City 8,700 41,tiiK
Monmouth 22,800 50,800
Independence 40,000 76,o00
Folk County $135,000 $229,900
The showing of the school dis
tricts comprising the Indepen
dence sections are ns follows:
1 Zena $ 1,450.00
4 Eola 1,000.00
11 Parker 2,100.00
17 Bethel 4,550.00
19 Oak Grove 2,800.00
27 Oakpoint 1,750.00
29 Independence 33,350.00
31 Brush College 2,700.00
32 West Salem 5,800.00
32 Buena Vista 4,250.00
35 Spring Valley 1,200.00
30 Popcorn 1,050.00
40 Lincoln 1,00.00
43 Stiver 2,200.00
47 Greenwood 3,950.00
52 " Lone Star 300.00
61 Mountain View 2,150.00
63 llopville 2,600.00
64 Highlaid 1,800.00
War Saving Stamp Sales For
Week Ending May 7, 1918
Airlie $ 85.00
Black Rock , 2(5.35
Broad mead 20.75
Buena Vista 37.50
Falls City 219.71
Independence 1 1 5.00
Total for week $ 20.14.09
Total to date 45190.89
Buena Vista Home Defense Guard
Company "B" Home Defense
luard of Buena Vista, reassein
iled at the I. O. O. F. hall last
Friday evening at 7 :30 with
more than sixty members pres
Preliminary drilling took place
for about one and one-half hours
:he Monitor is honest in its con
fiction in stating that we have an
opportunity to nominate and elct
a man for senator who can an 1
Will do things and do them right.
Clubbing Offer: Two for Price of One
In order to place the Monitor on a nr'ctly Cash in Advance sys
tem, we have decided to club our two papers for a limited time at the price
of one. Two weekly papers for $ 1 .50
A home paptr with
which proved very satisfactory.
The following promotions were
also made: Corporals, II. M.
Nash, II. E. IVather and J. li.
Loy were made Sergeants. The
following privates were promoted
to Corporals: "W. V. Aeocks,
r,u;T Tv. SI M,
J. N. Jones, our road super
visor, lias Itlest luiena ana vicin
ity by grading and graveling
Wells Brothers attended the
High Sshool play in Salem Mon
An II. S. party was held Tues
day evening on the river bank.
Everynoe present reports a de
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Wells and
Mis. W. I. Keynolds of Salem
were week-end visitors with their
many friends here.
Hopville New Notes
Miss Gillette and Miss Koil
spent Sunday at the Stratum
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Porter-
field and family spent Sunday
at the home of W. E. Bevens.
Mr. and Mrs. Roberts and fam
ily spent Sunday at the Mc-
Mr. Porter is recovering rapid
ly from his recent illness.
Charles MeComas spent the
first of the week at home.
Mr. and Mrs. Tann of Parki r .
spent Tuesday evening at the
De Forest home.
Locals appreciated. Telephone
or leave them at the office.
The stork visited the home of
Ben Johnson last Monday and
left a bouncing eight pound girl.
Mother and child doing nicely.
AT THE END OF
... A COLLEGE PLAY ...
THREE ACT COMEDY DRAMA AT THE ISIS THEATRE
FRIDAY, MAY 17, AT 8 P. M.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Hawkins, the Butler
Captain of Team
Ward of Preston's
Known as Miss Grayson
Chum. Rushing Com.
With a Conscience
Jane, A Maid With a Taste
Mrs. Brown, Step-Mother of
County News A strictly boys' and girls' newspaper
ice Regular Price
Will Be in Polk County
Word has been received by E.
K. Piasccki, Secretary-Treasurer
of the Dallas National Farm Loan
Association, that Mr. Sanaford is
to be here in the near future to
appraise lands covered by appli
cations made through this organ
ization during the past six
Anyone contemplating securing
a Federal loau within the next
year should file their application
with Mr. Piasecki at once, have
their land appraised and then
when they desire the money n
can be secured within a very short
time. The difficulty in the past
lias been to secure au appraise
ment by the government, owing
to the fact that there is a great
demand for this money and it
appraisers have a hard time to
keep up with the applications.
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Next Sunday is Mother's Lay
and will be so observed in ill the
churches all over the emintry.
It is expected that every one will
attend church and will iwear i
white flower in memory or in
'honor of their mother. At lal-
'vary at the morning rseviee, Dr.
Dunsmore will deliver an address
appropriate to the occasion, and
the choir will render special and
A cordial invitation is extended
to the general public to attend
this service. Wear a white flow
rr ami come and worship with
La Velle Hewet!
Otis Scot i
Chas. Ca! breath
Norma Cal breath
Vera Jolmso i
Leona Ilann i
Bessie Still well
25c and 35c
The Western Youth
Mr. and Mrs. II. W. Holman j
and son Walter of Salem, Mr.j
and Mrs. Hai ry King aud Rob-i
ert of 1'ortlasd, Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Bowler and daughters,
F.nnen and Vesta, of Orville, Mr.
anr Mrs. Wm. Propst and sons,
Carl and Fred , of Salem.Mr. 1.
Sumpter of New Kamilehc,
Wash., visited with Mrs. M. F.
Ford of this city Sunday. The
party made a surprise party to
Mrs. Ford ami a very enjoyable
day was spent at the hitter's
Salmon Fishing Partner Y ant-
ed. tiuun rcauy io uremic vu
best suimou stream on coast. A
tine salting aud smoking prop
osition or cuu sell direct U
,.lmi.... nf two canneries wuiun
operate pick-up boats daily to
lamps. Ian catch several tou.
I'liimwik mill Silversides. A
good proposition at a cheap fig
ure and reasonable terms. Ad
dress at once Julian L. Graham,
care of E. Horst Co., Indepen
At a recent mecliug of hie
School Board of Directors of the
independence schools held oil
April oO, Mrs. Conkcy toudeled
her resignation as a director and
the sumo was duly accepted.
At a recent meeting ot the
Board the following teachers
were elected for the ensuing
High School Assistant Prin
cipal, Mrs. Ruth Coukey.
Miss Evelyn Ballard, MUs
No principal has been secured
fr the next year and any and all
applications received by tlie
Board will be considered.
Public Schools Seventh and
lighlli grade Miss blathcrine
I'll t h and "slxtli " g fades Miss
lirace VV uliauu.
Third and fourth grades Miss
First and second grades Miss
IMPROVE THAT ROAD
The road between Independence
and Hoist Brothers is iu a bud
condition and should be repaired.
We aro informed the company
lallis of discontinuing the daily
,,ei vice that takes about 75 people
irom this place to the cvapcr
uliiig plant daily to work uulssa
i lie road is improved.
Kv. Boy Baines of Portland
jceupicd the pulpit at the Bap tint
church last Sunday and will fill
the same pulpit next Sund.iy both
morning and evening.
Mrs. J. U. Standard of Silver-
i, ,n m VIKIIIIlir 1116 UOIUU luiiui
.. .t i .i i.
Kdri.! bullock is coul'iued to
the house with measles.
Notice to Creditors
Notice is hereby given that the
miderbiuiied has been duly ap
("IIIIH i w
the estate of U. li. Suver, d
('I'll KIM 1. bv theCouuty Court oi
i;,.. sit him f Oretrou for Folk
County, and has qualified.
All persons having claiuu
against the said estate are hereby
notified to present the same
duly verified, together with the
i.mper vouchers therefor, to the
; n.K.il HI I 111 mihtratrix at
her residence iu the town of Su
ver. iu said county, within six
..toiilhs from the date of this no
Dated and first published May
Edna Grace Suver,
Administratrix of the estate
of (i. H. Suver, deceased.
Swope & Swope, Attorneys
F. 1. 5-11. L. P. 6-8
Musical Glass of Miss
Irvine, May 1 1
The Children's Class in Musi
cal Appreciation, under tha direc
tion of Miss Mary F. Irvine, .will
give a May Pole Dance at the
Isis theatre, Saturday evening,
May 11. The children will also
give a Norwegian Folk Daace
and sing appropriate songs.
This will be in addition to the
regular Saturday night show.
Miss Irvine will also present
some 'of her piano pupils in recital
at the Presbyterian church Sun
day afternoon, May 12, at three
c'clocsk. At this time Mrs. Jo
ana Irvine Beard o Albany wlil
sing a group of sacred songs,
with violin obligato played by
Mr. Crosby Davis.
The following programme will
Duet Dance in the Mouutaina
Margaret Swartz, Alta Wilson
In the llammock Sartario
La Veno Wess
The Hunter's Horn Sclunotl
Duet Bride's Song Jensen
Vita and Ilea Smith
For Elsie Beethoven
(a) Abide With Me Parker
(h) Trusting iu Thee Coverley
(e) Angels Serenade Braga
The Fairy Doll Ilouiday
Duet (a) Berceuse from Joce-
(b) Minuet from Symphony in
Leona Sloper, Winona Wood. .
DaneffTrf the Fairies' -Hpindler
Kea Smith z
The Spinning Wheel Sehinool
(a( Lead Kindly Light oluppard
(b( The Day is Ended Burtlett
Swope & Swope filed petitions
his week for the appointment of
administrators and executors of
states as follows:
Lena O. Suver for the J. B.
Suver estate; C. W. Leonird
ir the Phoebe Leonard est lie
unit C. II. Cwinn for the L. C.
. . . - - -
CATHERINE D. WAGONEB
i he Monitor was informed this
week rl the tleatn in roruan-i or
Mrs. V.herine D. Wagoner, at the
'e of (:C years, 9 months and 11
.Mrs. Wagoner wds a womaii"!
noble character and fine worth
mid had many friends in Indepen-
li-nce where she lived for many
She leaves a husband, II. li.
Wagoner, and two sous, Harry
V.. ami Clarence B., both of Port
land. The funeral services were held
Thursday, May 10, and the m
tenneitt was in the Columbia
vaults, Portland, Oregon.
Mrs. Wagoner was born July
'J, 1851, in Iowa, came to Wash
ington in 1882, locating at Day
ton, removing with her family to
IndepcndencL. in 1892, and lo
Portland in 1904.
The Mouitir extends its sym
pathy to the family and offers
this consolation to them : "Life is
eternal, and as we pass on, we but
drop the earthly shell. The spir
it, the intellect the living life
still goes on and on and the carta
is but a place of development for
that life eternal that is for us
School Play, "The End of the