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About The Monmouth herald. (Monmouth, Or.) 1908-1969 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 25, 1908)
Streams are lower than for
many years at this time of year.
W. M. Fishback and sister
Letta were visitors at the Herald
office the fore part of the week.
The Hotel Monmouth sports a
new register. It is filled with
local ads and is a very neat piece
A farm of 773 acres near Dilley
was sold last week for $22,000,
and will be subdivided into 20
and 40 acre farms.
Blanche McKinney, of Lewis
ville, passed through here Wed
nesday enroute to Portland where
she will spend the holidays.
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.
Miss Mona Nagle, of the Train
ing Department, left for her
home, at Sheridan, Wednesday
and will spend the holidays with
relatives and friends at that
A carload of Eagle Point Spit
zenberg apples sold on a bad
market day in New York for
$3.25 a box. Some fancy Spit-
zenburgs have sold as high as
$4.50 at Medford.
The Dalles and vicinity pro
duces some of the best celery that
reaches the local markets. The
flavor of home grown celery here
outclasses any from any other
locality, says the Chronical.
The largest salmon pack made
on the Siuslaw h 15 or 20 years
has just been completed, accord
ing to a Florence cannery. The
pack of the two canneries will
amount to about 15,000 cases.
Mrs. T. H. Lucas left yester
day for her old home in Mon
mouth, Illinois, the town for
which our little city was named.
Are the kind you want on a
place and you want The Best.
have them, THE DEERE.
We have Gang and Sulkey
for large farms. Get our Prices.
Mrs. Lucas' many friends wish
her a pleasant journey and a
Merry Christmas and Happy New
An estate case has been in the
Klamath county courts for 17
years, the circuit judge recently
reversing the present judge and
affirming a decision of the county
court 13 years ago. Now it will
probably go to the supreme court.
J. C. Eulberg, representing the
Fairbanks-Morse people, was re
gistered at Hotel Monmouth Wed
nesday. He was discussing the
waterworks question with the
Herald man and the matter will
be summed up in next weeks
Frank Groves of Corvallis took
a 25-year-old orchard that was in
bad shape, sprayed it properly,
pruned the trees, gave that or
chard some intelligent care, and
this year made a display of apples
at the state fair that was largely
instrumental in Benton county
winning first prize.
Sound apples hanging on the
trees at Christmas time is some
thing that our friends in the east
cannot have, but we have them
here in Monmouth. When you
write home don't forget these
things, they help to build up our
country by getting good people
to locate here.
Mrs. Sarah Davis left yester
day for a visit with her daugh
ters at Carlton' and Portland.
While away she will see her
grandson, born to Mr. and Mrs.
F. A Lincoln, in Portland, Dec
ember 8, and her great grand
daughter, born to Mr. and Mrs.
Dr. Cavanaugh, in Portland De
cember 18. Mrs. Cavanaugh
is an alumnus of the Normal,
graduating in '99 at which time
she was Zula Turnbow. Mrs.
Davis is 65 years of age and is
one of the youngest great grand
mothers on the coast, if not the
That 12 room dwelling at $2500
that we have been advertizing
for the past month will have the
price raised after the first of the
year. It cost $3000 to build and
you get it furnished for $2500 to
gether with the grounds.
Polk County Realty Co.
A Wadding Superstition.
It has been considered unlucky to be
married In May ever since the days of
Ovid, and those people who have spent
their time In looking up roots and
reasons have given what they consider
to be the origin of the superstition as
In ancient Rome there was held' In
May a festival called the Leiuurla, or
feast of the Lemures, which was a
ceremony In honor of the speeches of
departed souls. It became with the
Romans what we should call "bad
form" to have matrimonial feasts at
the season of a solemn ritual, being no
doubt thought to be an insult to the
dead to marry at such a time. From
this a number of stories grew of the
revenge made by the outraged ghosts
upon those who dnred to disregard
them, and If anything unfortunate hap
pened to a couple who had been mar
ried In May it would, of course, have
been put down to retribution. So the
tradition of ill luck arose, and its in
fluence has lasted ever since, even to
Towed by a Halibut.
About the mouths of the streams on
which salmon camps are situated the
Indian dogs and children amuse them
selves catching the Ash. Some of the
youngsters are so small that after they
have succeeded In cornering a fish
the combined efforts of the party are
often required to dispatch it and carry
it to camp. I have watched dogs run
nlng about in a rift snapping at the
snlmon and apparently having the time
of their lives.
One of the most amusing sights that
I saw during my stay in Alaska was
two Indian boys being towed about
the harbor at Kadlak by a huge hali
but they had Just hooked, rtterly un
able to land the fish, they bad fastened
the line to the stern of the boat, and
while they pulled with all their might,
each one at an oar, tbey rallied each
other for not exerting more strength
and shouted loudly for help. Finally
an Indian put out in a boat, and the
fish was landed. Forest and Stream.
Are a necessity now as much so as a
drag harrow was in the early days of farm
ing in this valley.
We handle the DEERE the best on the
NOTICE is hereby given that the annual meet
ing of the Stockholder, of the Pilot Knob Gold
Milling & Mining Co., will be held at Monmouth,
Oregon, on Tuesday, January 12, 19(19, for the pur
pose of electing five director, for the ensuing year
and such other business aa mav come before aaid
Dated at Monmouth, Ore., thiB 8th day Dec. 1908,
H. R. NEHRBAS, President.
0. A. WOLVERTON,, Secretary.
Dr. R. E. Duganne, dentist,
Office over Independence National
Fresh cows for sale. Inquire
of P. C. Mumma, Monmouth, Or,
The Students contest that has
been on for the past sixty days
closed at noon yesterday. The
results of the voting is given in
another column. Miss Mary Mur
phy secures the first prize, a
handsome fountain pen, from P.
E. Chase's jewelry store; the
second prize, a beautiful rag from
Bogert and Son's furniture store,
goes to Jessie Hyde, while the
third prize, a couple of valuable
silver dollars, is awarded to Miss
We thank those who took so
much interest in the contest and
wish to state that we will inau
gurate another contest after the
first of the year.
The prizes will be at the Her
ald office for distribution Christ
mas morning. Those entitled to
them will please call as soon as
The Sea Serpent Myth.
It Is possible, even probable, that the
sea serpent myth started In all good
faith. In the southern seas grow the
gigantic algae, the largest of which
measure from 400 to COO feet In length.
These when rolled on the beach form
enormous cables several hundred feet
long and as thick as a good sized tree
trunk. Such cables washed out to sea
by storms may very easily have given
rise to the farfamed but yet undiscov
ered sea serpent. New York American.
Fresh Bread, Pies. Cake, etc.
Constantly on hand. Boston
baked beans, hot soup and other
Our motto "Home Made"
Mrs. Brewster, proprietor.
At the Monmouth Nurseries.
Choice and Kxtra Choice, high
grade English Wallnuts from
one to four years old. Place
your orders early and secure the
Choicest of Stock
W. II. Parrihii!
Lamps and fixtures, electric
irons, chafing dishes, broilers,
heaters and electric motors of
all kinds. Wireing scientifically
done in all its branches. Elec
tric lights installed. Estimates
furnished on short notice.
Phone Main 98.
V. D. Butler.
In this column willbeg'ven the
standing of the different candi
dates each week:
Miss Anna Troedsen, 435
Miss Mary Murphy 13S0
Miss Jessie Hyde 620
Miss Bonetta Tucker 200
Miss Hazel Kuykendal 490