Independence enterprise. (Independence, Or.) 1908-1969, October 22, 1909, Image 6

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    GEM RESTAURANT
C STREET
C K. KOOIER, PROPRIETOR
INDKPKNDKNCK. OKKXiON
IVt Cla-i in Kvry ReP-t. 0Hi Day and Night. Regular
MhU.. js ceuta. Short Order at all "ours. Uha u. a Trial.
Auditorium Skating Rink
OVIATT BROS.. Prorpletors
Open EVERY EVENING Except SUNDAY From 7:30 la. 10
Double session every Saturday evening
Good Music, Hardwood Floor and flr.Ulasa Skat-.. Com out and
j 'enjoy yourself. No Rowdyism allowed.
Clover Seed Wanted
We are In the market for Red aad Alslke Clover Seed. Send sain
plea and state Quantity for sale
FARM SEEDS
Remember that we carry a complete stock of Farm and Field Seed
Including a complete stock of Grass Seed.. Seed Grain, etc
Wri.e for price, matin quantity wanted. Samples sent free.
Our price, are tbe lowest in the valley for first-class seeds.
18-21
D. A. WHITE & SONS, SALEM. OREGON
PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY
Get your laundry done at the
INDEPENDENCE JTEin LAUNDRY
All ork guaranteed to be flrst-clasa. Our price, are right. Wagon
calls for your bandies
HAUSER BROS. 51 LEH,
Props, of Salem Gun Store OREGON
We now have on display a very fine and complete line of
Base Ball Goods, Lawn Tennis Sup
plies and also Fine Fishing Tackle
Send for-Catalogue of Base Ball Uniterm
Farmers' Feed and Sales Stable
H. EICHEL, Proprietor
Grain and Hay for Sale.
Horace boarded by day, week or month, at reasonable .-ate-NEPENDrNCE,
OREGON.
The Salem Steam Laundry
GUARANTEES YOU PERFECT WORK
Leave order at D. Taylor's Barber Shop, Independence, Oregon
Specials for this Week
Towels, stamped to embroider. . 79c
The Famous Needlecraft Cherry
' Pillow 50c
The latest Waists are those embroidered on French Eton Crepe which
require no starching or ironing. Full waist length, J
stamped to embroider or braid "T
REMEMBER, we are selling the balance of our-Ready Made
Shirt Waists and Tub Suits at One-Half to One-Third Off.
2 Needlecraft iShop
Mrs. S. C. Wall
270;N. Com'l. St, Salem, Oregon
H. Hinchberg, Pres. A. N.laon, Vice Pre.. 0. W. Iryine, Caab.
The
Independence National Bank
Incorporated 1889
Transacts a General Banking Business
Interest Paid on Tim Deposits
Director: H. Hiraohberg, A. Nelson, D. W. Sear., B. F.
Smith and J. E. Rhode..
The Fighting
Chance
ROBERT W.
CHAMBERS
Copyright, 1906, by the Curtis l'ulllhtng Company.
Copyright, 1901, by Robert W. Chambers.
(Continued from laat weefc)
lsu't that a aluuulim picture ?" aald
Siward In a low voice. "What a beau
ty he la like a statue In white aud
blue veined marble. You may talk.
Mlsa I.andls; woodcock don't flush at
the sound of the human voice as grouse
do."
See his brown eyes roll back at us!
He wonder why we dou't do aome
thing!" whispered the girl. "Look, Mr.
Siward! Now his head Is moving, oh.
so gradually to the left1"
"The bird Is moving on the ground."
nodded Siward. "Now the bird has
stopiwd."
"I do wish I could see a woodcock
on the ground." she breathed. "Do
you think we mlk'bt by any chancer
Siward noiselessly sank to his knees
snd crouched, keen eyes minutely busy
among the shadowy browns and gray
of wet earth and withered lenf. and
efter awhile cautiously he slgunled
the girl to kueel leslile him and stretch
ed out one arm, forellngcr extended.
"Sight straight along my arm." he
said, "as though It were a rifle barrel."
Her soft cheek reRted against his
shoulder, a stray strand of shining hair
brushing his face.
"Under that bunch of fern." he whis
pered. "Just the color of the dead
leaves. Do you see? Don't you see
that big woodcock squatted flat, bill
pointed straight out and resting on the
leaves V
After a long while she saw suddenly,
nd an exquisite little shock tightened
her fingers on Slward's extended arm.
"Oh. the feathered miracle!" she
whispered. "The wonder of its clever
ness to hide like that! You look and
stare, seeing It all the while and not
knowing that you see It. Then In a
flash it is there, motionless, a brown
shaped shadow among shadows. The
dear little thing! Mr. Siward, do
you think are you going to"
"No, I won't shoot it."
"Thank you. Might I sit here a
moment to watch It?"
She seated herself soundlessly
among the dead leaves. He sank In
to place beside her, laying his gun
aside.
"Doihor. rnni-h on the dog," he
. . l it t t - n
said, with a grimace.
t ow. It is very good of yon, Mr.
SIwu.-!. to do this for my pleasure.
Oh h! Do you see? Oh, the little
beauty r
The woodcock bad risen, plumage
puffed out, strutting with wings bowed
and tall spread, facing the dog. The
sudden pygmy defiance thrilled her.
"Brave, brave!" she exclaimed, en
raptured, but at the sound of her voice
the bird crouched like a flash, large
dark liquid eyes shining, long bill
pointed straight toward them.
"He'll fly the way his bill points,"
iid Siward. "Watch!"
He rose. She sprang light y to her
feet There came a whirring flutter, a
twittering shower of sweet notes, soft
wings beating almost in their very
faces, a distant shadow against the
sky, and the woodcock was gone.
Quieting the astounded dog, gun
iradled in the hollow of his left arm,
tie turned to the girl beside him. "That
sort of thing wins no cups," he said.
"It wins something else, Mr. Si
ward my very warm regard for you."
"There is no choice between that and
the Shotover cup," he admitted, con
sidering her.
Ido you mean it?"
"Of course I do!"
"Then you are much nicer than I
thought you. And, after all, if the
pi-ice of a cup Is the life of that brave
little bird I had rather shoot clay
pigeons. Now you will scorn me, I
suppose. Begin!"
"My ideal woman has never been a
life taker," he said coolly. "Once
when I was a boy there was a girl,
very 'lovely, my first sweetheart; I
saw her at the traps once just after
she had killed her seventh pigeon
straight, 'pulling it down' from over
head, you know, very ciever.
i,i .a hi-onthine on the erass,
and it made sounds"- He shrugged
nnd walked on. "Sue Kiuea uei iwcu-
ty-first bird straight. It was a hand
some cup too.
And after a silence, "So you didn't
love her any more, Mr. Siward
mockingly sweet.
They laughed, and at the sound of
laughter the tall stemmed alders echo
ed with the rushing roar of a cock
grouse thundering skyward. Crack!
Crack! Whirling over and over through
a cloud of floating feathers, a heavy
weight struck the springy earth. There
lay the big mottled bird, splendid silky
ruffs spread, dead eyes closing, a sin
gle tiny crimson bead twinkling like a
ruby on tbe gaping beak.
"Dead!" said Siward to the dog who
had dropped to shot. "Fetch!" And,
signaling the boy behind, he relieved
the dog of his burden and tossed the
dead weight of ruffled plumage to
ward him. Then he broke his gun,
and as the empty shells flew rattling
backward slipped in fresh cartridges,
locked the barrels and walked for
ward, the flush of excitement still
staining his sunburned face.
"Yon deal death mercifully, satd
the girl In a low voice. "I wonder
whnt your ei-ilevant sweetheart would
iniua 01 you.
"A bungler had t-etter stick to the
traps," he asseuted. Ignoring the badl
aage. "1 am wouderlng." she said thought
fully, "what I thluk of men who kill."
lie turned sharply, hesitated, shrug
ged. "Wild thing' llea are uriei m
best-fox or flying tun, wei uiw
,i,a- mvl hawk, weasel or man. Hut
the death nmu deals Is the most mer
ciful. Besides" he added, laughing,
"ours Is not a case of sweethearts."
"My argument la purely In the ab
stract. Mr. 81 ward. I am asking you
whether the death uieu deal la more
Justifiable than a woman'a gift of
..otith." '
Oh. well, life tuklng. the giving of
life-there cau I only one answer to
the mystery, and 1 dou't know It," he
replied, smiling.
"I do."
"Tell uie, then, he snld," atlll amused.
They had passed awale after swale
of silver birches, waist deep In per
'urned fern ui.d brake. The big tim
ber lay before them. She moved for
ward, light guu swung easily across
her leather padded shoulder, end on
the wood's sunuy edge sho seated her
self, straight young back agalust a
giant pine, gun balanced across her
flattened knee.
"You are feeling the puce a little."
he suld, coming up and standing In
frout of her.
"The pace? No, Mr. Siward."
She sat, bright bead pillowed In her
arms, Idly attentive to his low running
comment on beast and bird and tree,
on forest stillness and forest Bounds,
on' life aud the wild laws of life and
death governing the great out world
twlxt sky and earth.
Somewhere in the woouiauu ww.u
the crows were holding a noisy ses
d,, nn.i Rl.fl told him that was the
Jury debating the degree of his guilt in
killing the birds. n
"Because you're guilty, of course,
she continued. "I wonder what your
sentence is to be?
"I'll leave it to you," he suggested
lazily.
"Suppose I sentenced you to alay no
more?"
JUST RECEIVED
A Tnll and CompIde4Line of
Buster Brown and Wliiteliouse
FOR CHILDREN
SHOES
Kvery pair warranted
Ilea and Women-
Also Cotton Blankets and Comforts
P.H.DREXLER.THE GROCER
Corner of Main ana" Menmouth Streets
Independence, Ore,
We Make a Specialty of Farm Produce
POLK COUNTY BANK
Monmouth, Orefjon
Paid capital, $30,000.00 Transacts a General Banking Business
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS:
j h. Hawley. Pres. J. B. V. Butler. Vice Pres. Ira C, Powell. Cash.
F. 8. rewell. J. B. Jtump. 1. M. 61m
F. Lj. G -A. I jNT HI S
Dealer In
Tobacco. Cigars. Soft Drinks, and Lunch Goods.
It you want to enjoy a quiet game of pool or aolo. come here.
INDEPENDENCE. OREGON
Money and time inve8ted In a training at thl. achool. Insure, the P"'
. ssion of substantia, dividends throughout life. We t. ..per.
terert la he welfare of each student Using expen.e. low. Send for
catalogue.
W-1- Staley, Principal
Salem, Oregon
(To be continued)
Salem's Greatest and Most Sue-
. ,,! th business the greatest In our history.
rWP The people appreciate high-class merchandise sold at low prl
UIC . the greatest stock in Salem to
nu. your t.u purclia,,.. from, come to u. CMcmo Sioro. lb. .lor. ttu I"1'- .
cess
ful St
Hiah-Class Tailor-Made
Suits, Coats and Millinery
sold at Low Prices
If you ' want values that surpass, goods that sur
pass, and styles In cloaks, suits, and millinery
that' surpass anything you can find In this part
of the world come to the Chicago Store. We have
the proof right here. We are doing the business
and that Is proof enough that the people are wide
awake to good styles and values, also the low pri
ces. We buy right we sell right and we do the
volume of business. That is the reason we can
undersell our competitors. See these prices: La
dies' $8.00 Broadcloth Cloaks from $3.90 up; La-,
dies' $18.00 swell suits from $10.50 and up; La
dies' all wool sweaters from $1.90 and up; La
dies' silk petticoats from $3.45 and up; Ladles
trimmed hats $2.50, $3.50 and up. Remember theHe
are all the newest goods.
Mountains of all the latest and newest
DRESS GOODS AND SILKS
' " T", , thmnoii thU Mammoth stock. There is not a class.
Now on sale. Come to oar store and ook h beauuful imported goods for ev-
Weave or style in these ugh fromty intelligent lady is all we want and we are
to"?? We h'Sh'C,aM E0d8 " PriC6S-
Flne sllks yard 25c' 35c- 49c- 65c' 750 a"d "P
Itl Dress Goods, yard 25c, 35c. 39c. 45c. 49c,65c. 69c and up
1000 pair of '
Blankets now
on sale 49c, 65c,
75c. 98c and up
CHICAGO STORE
SALEM, OREGON
THE STORE THAT SAVES YOU MCNEY
5000 yards of
Standard Outing
Flannel, per
yard, 4c.