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M. 'Winegar, of McMinnville,
was here last week visiting with
his son J. E Winegar.
Bring us your produce w pay
top prices. T. A. Riggs.
Mrs. Henry Jones, of Amity,
tas visiting here the latter part
of last week, with her brother J.
F Winerar. of the hardware
Dr. R. E. Duganne, -dentist
Office over Independence National
Mr. and Mrs. B. Handley, of
McMinnville, were visiting with
Mrs. Handley's brother, Paul
Cone and family Saturday and
We have a buyer for a sheep
ranch of from 150 to 200 acres.
Must be good land, but can have
considerable brush on it. Polk
County Realty Co.
E. A. Cone and wife, of Phil
omath, were visiting here the
latter part of last week, with his
brother Paul Cone, of the Wir.
egar & Co. of hardware store.
Four lots inside the city limits
of Monmouth, 63 and one-half by
165, or nearly an acre, all in
young orchard. Priee $200. We
have other good buys. Polk
County Realty Co., office at Her
Mrs. M. E. Hendric and
daughter, of McMinnville, spent
Thanksgiving with Mrs. U. G.
Heffley and family, east of town.
Nice cottage of five rooms and
pantry with good woodshed. Well
on porch. Prunes, apples, pears
and small fruits together with
one and eighty-seven one-hund-redths
acres of good land in Mon
mouth -.for $1000. For sale by
Polk County Realty Co., at Her
The neighbors and friends of
Mrs. Frank Byers, gave her a
pleasant surprise Tuesday after
noon December 1st in honor of
her 54th birthday.
If you have any clothing to
press, clean, or repair, get it done
at the Dallas Cleaning and Press
ing Parlors. D. M. Hampton,
C. A. Davis and family have
moved down from the Luckiamute
sawmill and have rented the cot
tage on Broad street next door
to the Herald office.
H. E. Smith, of Elkins, was a
pleasant caller at this offics Mon
day. He brought in a bushel of
wheat to pay for a years sub
scriDtion to the Herald. We
would like to get about ten bush'
els more on the same terms.
The weather we have had the
fore part of this week was pretty
cold, but there was no frost to
amount to anything. Clouds and
sunshine have been the order of
the day for some time and any
one who would complain of our
climate this winter should go
back to the eastern states 'where
zero weather is the rule at this
season of the year. -
A , Decision
S ...Of Fate. ;
Ten and twenty acre tracts,
fine land and very desirable loca
tion, for sale by Polk County
T.-A. Porter and wife, of Ore
town, passed through here Tues
day enroute home from an ex
tended visit with their daughter
npai Junction City. Brother and
Sistpr Porter are enthusiastic
workers in the Oretown Grange,
which stands in the front rank
for attendance, programs and al,
work that goes to make an up-
"It,ta les for you to preti m,
Kenneth; 1 cannot be your wife."
"Mother. I cannot leave her alone.
Old age Is coming upen her; she would
uf$er if told misery."
"She caa live with us."
"Keaaath, do yoa know what would
be In stoae for us for you under such
"You don't know women. Mother hat
been head of her house all her life.
She would regulate ours."
"I don't mind who keeps bouse."
"I do that Is, If 1 have one of my
own. I prefer to keep It myself. But
there are other considerations. Moth
er requires a very high temperature.
You, I know, like a cool house. When
you came home to a hot one you would
throw open all the doors and windows.
Mother would retire to her room and
stay there all the evening. She would
wish to have me with her. 1 would
remain with yea. She would call me.
I would say: 'No. mother; you have
had me with yoa all day. My husband
needs me now.' To which she would
reply: 'I shall not live the night
through. Goodby. I die of cruelty.'
Then you would say: 'Go to her. To
morrow we shall be free.' I would go,
but we would not be free tomorrow
or the next day or the next."
"You mean that In time she would
be free; we would do the dying."
No; we would drag out a miserable
"The picture Interests me. Go on."
"Then occasionally we would have a
Yes. we would. All married people
do. Mother would be aware of It. She
would take my part and would treat
you like a criminal. That would make
you furious, and we would be forever
making up. Then she would be con
tinuously discovering that you had no
respect for the hardships I was endur
ing. She would consider you a model
of selfishness and treat as such."
"Any more of It?"
"Yes; you would soon lose your equa
nimity and treat her harshly. That
would stab me to the quick and would
only Irritate her the more against you."
"Occasionally we would wish to go
out to a theater or to visit our friends.
Mother would make such a fuss about
being left alone that we would have
to give up such pleasures. Then you
might wish to go on a journey and
take me with you. I couldn't leave
mother. Then you would begin to
curse and to swear and wish her at
the bottom of a bottomless pit or In
the hottest of a fiery furnace. It would
There was a long pause. Presently
he said, but with a faint heart:
"I love you so well, sweetheart, that
I would rather stand all this than give
She wavered and at last said:
"Let fate decide for us. Do you see
those two volumes in the library in
red morocco? Well, tomorrow morn
ing when you come downstairs there
will be a 'Yes' In one volume and a 'No'
in the other. Choose one. We will
abide by the result of your choice."
For the rest of the day he thought
hard. That night when all were in
bed he slipped downstairs In his stock
ing feet and went to the library. He
opened volume one and found a "Yes,"
then volume two and found also a
"Yes." Rubbing out both, he wrote a
"No" for each, put them In and stole
upstairs to bed.
The next morning when he heard her
leave her room be left his, and they
went downstairs together. He went to
the library, hesitated long between the
two volumes, lifted bis eyes as If in
silent prayer, then took out volume
two, opened it, read the word "No" and
sank limp in a chair. Then, with a
moan, he rushed from the house.
There were complications for a few
Then he wrote "Mother" on a slip
of paper and "Kenneth" on another,
placing one In each of the red moroc
co volumes. The next morning she
was to draw as be had drawn. He did
not slip downstairs that night to make
both "Kenneth." Indeed, he feared
that If "Kenneth" were drawn it would
mean both "Kenneth" and "Mother,"
a combination be especially wished to
avoid. But as the clock struck the
midnight hour there was a silken
tread on the stairs. . A white figure de
scended and, going to the library, took
out the slip on which "Mother" was
written and wrote "Kenneth" in its
"Fate has decided in your favor,
Kenneth," she said after drawing, and
he held her in his arms. "But if all
does not turn out as well as you ex
pect you mustn't blame me."
There was an interval of ten years.
"Will the old fiend live forever?"
"Now. Kenneth, I will not hear you
call poor mother an old fiend. I told
you when you persisted Just what yoa
had to expect You were willing to
leave It to fate."
"But I wanted to steal a march on
"Not on fata on me."
"Bat I didn't in th end."
"No. When a man practices toco
miserable devices on a woman he usu
ally gets the worst of It"
"Just so. I had tha game in my own
hands, but I was too stupid to play It"
"I should have made both slips to
reaI 'Mother.' "
"It wouldn't have done any good.
Susan had instructions to see in tha
aiornlng tbat they were both 'Kea
wth. " F. A. MITCHEL.
wanted io borrow xsuu on
approved security, for one year.
8 per cent interest Address A,
care Herald, Mo.imouth Ore. 13-2
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Robertson
returned the first of the week
from an extended visit with rel
atives in the western part of the
county. They spent Thanksgiv
ing with their daughter, Mrs,
Etta Flower, at Falls City and
ripe strawberries fresh- from the
vines for dinner. The berries
were large and of excellent fla
vor. This is quite a contrast with
those parts of the country where
the snow is from two to twenty
inches deep and the thermometer
THE PARROT TALKED.
Polls County Realty Company
Transacts a general Real Estate business
and attends to collecting rent for out of town
We have buyers
If you have any land for sale list
TWO DOLLUTS' WORTH
' of up-to-date Kitchen Furnishing "TO It1
yoa much mora ml comfort ud latlafacuua
than twwty dollars spent in your parlor.
THE SAVORY SEAMLESS
And the Girl Learned Somathmg Mew
"If I wished to change my voca
tion," 6aid the tall girl, "I could go
riffht downtown now and get the
queerest position imaginable. It
seems that I have a peculiar talent.
1 just discovered it yesterday. It
came to light while I was waiting
for an elevated train.
"At the station at the same time
was a boy carrying an unusually
large birdcage in which swung an
unusually large parrot. Many per
sons gathered around the cage to
admire the bird and to ask ques
tions. I asked n few mvself.
"'Does he talk?' said I.
"The boy answered very patient
ly. 'Not any more,' he said. 'lie
hasn't talked for two years. lie is
a South American bird, We brought
him here from Guayaquil two years
"11 1 i 11 1
ago, ana lie nas never laiKeu since.
I euess he must be homesick.'
"Several men and boys hovered
over the cage, one after the other,
and attempted to engage Tolly in
conversation, but he blinked at
them all in contemptuous silence.
By and bv I spoke to him.
" 'Hello. Tolly,' said I. 'How do
you feel today ?
" 'Hello yourself said Tolly.
"The boy nearly fainted. 'Why,
miss,' he said, 'whatever did you do
"I assured the lad I had done
nothing that I was awafe of and
that I was as much surprised as any
body at my success in eliciting a
'"Try him again,' said the boy.
'See if he will say anything more.
"I did try again, and every time
I spoke the bird talked back. The
unexpected loquacity on the part
of the parrot inspired numerous
witticisms among the men. It's
a case of like curing like,' murmur
ed one rude wretch on the outskirts
of the crowd. 'It's a wise bird that
recognizes a kindred tongue,' said
somebody else. But there was one
man present who descended to no
such levity. He approached me in
a serious manner and handed out
a business card.
"'I am the manager of this
place,' he said. The address was
that of a large bird store. 'Any
parrot,' he went on, 'that has stop
ped talking or that is just learning
to talk will talk better for a wom
an than for a man. But even
among women there are a certain
few that exercise a peculiar influ
ence over the birds. I can't ex-
flain why. Nobody can explain it.
t simply is so. I have in my store
now he continued in direct con
versation with me, 'several parrot3
that so far cannot bo induced to
talk. One is a beautiful Mexican
parrot. He belongs to a doctor,
who would pay a good round sum to
anybody who would teach the bird
to talk. Would you mind trying
your peculiar powers on him?'
"Of course I declined the offer.
I didn't feel particularly proud of
certain mysterious qualities that
appealed exclusively to the minds
of poll parroU. Still, it is consoling
to know that if I ever need a new
position I am competent to fill one
in which there will .be but little
rivalry." Chicago Record-Herald.
fne railed Oral Bottom make it poaltlTaly
elf-baiting. ReeulM always satisfactory.
Easiest to dam. Family size, $4 .
"H. OafBiad Slita.
ud tflvaa mora
haa half a
Jt 3-mali Sum of JIon. Spmnt Harm
UfiH Civ. r.u an Vp-to-Datu
Get your Roasters
R. M. Wade & Co.
W. E. Crav.en, Mgr.
Polk County Bank
Surplus and Undivided Profits
Transucts a General Banking Business
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
J. H. Hawley, President J. B. V. Butler, Vice President,
Ira C. Powell, Cashier
F. S. Powell,
J. B. Stump,
J. B. V. Butler,
I. M. Simpson.
L. C. Hoover, Pastor
Morning service at 11:00 o'clock
Evening service at 7:00 o'clock
Sunday School at 10:00 a. m.
Y. P. A. Meeting at 6.30 p. m.
Prayer Meeting Wednesday evening.
W. A. Wood, Pastor.
Morning Service at 11. a. m.
Evening Service at .7:00 p. m.
Sunday School 9:45 a. m.
Y. P. S. C. E. 6:30 p. m.
Prayer Meeting Wednesday 7:30 p. m.
Sunday School 10 a. m.
Preaching 2:30 p. m.
Farm Lands, Houses and Lots
Five, Ten and Twenty acre
J. H. Moran
Monmouth and Independence
50 horse cards 14x21 for $2.50.
250 letterheads or envelopes, $1.
Other printing in proportion at
the Herald office.
We want to make our good
reputation better still by giving
universal satisfaction to our pa
trons. If dissatisfied, tell us
Bring in your Suits and have
them Cleaned and Pressed, at
Monmouth Electric Laundry
Wm. Evans, Prop.
Books, Periodicals, Ice Cream,
Soda and Soft
J. W. HOWELL
Contractor and Builder
Carpenter shop and General
. Repair Work.
Moulding and Finishing
Cor. Knox and Jackson Sts.