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40th YEAR No. 48
Uiei Bullet to CIo$e
body rucked with pain,
. J LII .IL . A
t i... m tthin in cniiunoou.
Grigaby, after writing note
Lin to hi condition and a hope
t It l fr tho bpi,t "'nt ,uI,ct
,hlng through his brtln, In the
, it the old Davidson place, about
mile went 01 rimer, iuunimy
. I f -a 11 IViA M 'in t I . ..
tiling. Alone in 'i
nJ floor of the uouaa, mere waa
wltnwa to the pathetic tragedy,
mld Houae and family occupy
ranch, which wm owned by Mr.
iby. Mra. Hoiute waa startled
. hot. Investigation revealed
purpone and Mr House waa sum-
led from a nearoy new, wno,
L to the home of a neighbor,
i for medical aaalatance, and nr.
Ltt made the run there in ahort
ft, There waa a gaping- wound
the top of the head from which
4 ind brain were ooxlng. Grignby
uwonitcioua but breathing
ily, He was brought to the hon
1 and lingered until 6 In the after-
I) without regaining conaclouaneaa.
the bed wan found an old .38
!h A Weaaon, single action gun,
Inventigation revealed that
,by had deliberately planned to
veral note were found, written
a hnd which waa steady and
ntly only a few minute before
f litting the deed. There waa one
addreascd to whom It may con
It aaid: "My physical con
i it nurh that life ift but one of
y and pain. I can stand it no
h-r. it in unbearable. 1 am
ing myself for better or worse,
ipe the bent. Signed: pell
here waa another note to the
rr, in which Oritraby aaid:;
fiediately after the inqueat, I
my body turned over to A. L,
jr, undertaker, who will take it
dependence, prepare it for burial
twait the instructions of my
I alio left notes to Mr. and Mrs.
i House thanking them for
kindneaa to him and adding in
aiote to Mr. House: "Anything
n you want, you are certainly
f-me to it. I'm in a hurry or I'd
it to that vou could iret it. I
you to have my little watch.
y." To Mm. House he left
antpin and a ring.
Crigoby waa born August 15,
his mother being a daughter of
ji'avidaon, and the owner of the
"on land clnim, where the final
was enacted. Hi mother died
he was a young boy, and his
fell upon hia grandmother,
about three years old his
waa injured by an accident.
gnve him much trouble all
R hia life and became more pro-
''t during the pant year or so.
r,"tr greatly, he waa confined
I bed for several days preceding
followed ranching moat of the
&W1 1 ....
muugn no nad been cm-
1 more or leas durine the tiast
aarg in local garages and oper-
or a t m a
Wa a quiet, unassuming man,
very noticeable disposition
HAYCOCK A LANDING
I'LACE FOR YOUNfiSTHK
Eugen. MacCarthy, ' seven-ycar-ob
Hn of Mr. and Mrs. Donald P. Mac
v-artny, look rather an Impreaalvc
leaaon as "buckaroo" the other day.
H ha a pony and this pony has
notions of ita own. Eugeno waa .un
able w get the pony to do '', his
moiling by peratroaion, and his fathe
uggcaieu mat he get a peniuader
anu apply Jt with diligence. He did
o. Tho animal stampeded through
the MacCarthy hop yard and when it
leached a hay field and the voumrater
roum aiacern no desire to Ur on the
Kn or his mount, he Jumjwd for
Uycock and landed safely.
When asked by his father If th
pony bad thrown him, he replied, T
waa seeking safety firat."
HUKAL CA Kit I KKS ARE
USING SEDAN CARS
Something of a novelty in rural
service has been adopted by I. W.
Goodell and J. 0. Price, who traverse
the two routea out of TUekrcall.
They are to use spick and span
Ford aedans. Mr. Price has his new
wagon and Mr. Goodell will receive
hi4 at the end of this week. Both
urchaaes were made of the Stewart
The average rural carrier has never
writ very particular as to the ap
pearance or comfort of hia convey
ance so long as it is dependable, 'but
Meaara. Goodell and Price are looking
at the Job from a different angle.
Other sales during the past week
by this company include touring cars
to Peter Kurre of Independence and
Frank S. Perry of Kings Valley; a
truck, fully equipped with delivery
body, to Charles Kurre, local transfer
man and mail carrier.
Threatening To Use Gun
Cause Trouble for
Charged with threatening to com
mit a felony, W. II. Richards, livinir
In the Hopville district south of In
dependence, was bound over to circuit
court Wednesday' afternoon by Jus
tice R. W. Baker under $1000 bonds.
The charge developed from threat
he Is alleged to have made, causing
a ripple of excitement in the placid
little settlement, with "BiJl" Mode,
a young man as the complaining
It waa brought out at the hearine
that durinar Sundav
Richards, armed with a rifle had in
timated directly and indirectly that
he waa looking for Mode's gore. The
trouble appears to have been due to
objection to attentions which Mode i
had been paying to Richard's 16 year
During the two days, Richards
clung: closely to th rifle, it was al
leged, and that there was considerable
murmuring as to what might be done,
SKINNER TAKES AGENCIES
DURANT AND STARK CARS
Gc-orgc F. Chapin, who has been
running a small store at Parker dur
ing the past few years, died at his
home at that place, Tuesday forenoon
at 10:45, after lingering in a semi
conscious condition for 10 daya fol
lowing a paralytic stroke, which
rendered hia right side lifeless.
Funeral services were held from the
Baptist church Thursday afternoon,
Rev. II. L. Proppe, the pastor, officia
ting, and interment was made in the
Odd Fellows cemetery, C. W. Ilenkle
in charge in the absence of A. L.
Keeney. At the church there were
two selections by a quartet composed
of Paul Scott, first tenor; Rev.
Proppe, second tenor; Pearl Alexand
er, baritone and Isaac Compton, bass,
with Miss Lydia Bullis, pianist.
Mr. Chapin was born at Palmyra,
Wis., July 4, 1852, making his age
70 years. He was married to Eliza
beth Barth in 1875 at Palmyra. He
is survived by his widow, three
Sheriff John W. Orr was appealed daughters and three sons: Nellie M.
to, and accompanied by Deputy Cra- Myers of Chicago; Jennie Williams
ven, he arrived at the Richards home f Omaha, Neb.; Huldah Barcourt of
G. C. Skinner of the Independence
garage has taken the agency of the
Durant and Starr cars for this part
of Polk county two new cars which
are being put out by the Durant
Motor company of California. The
Starr will not be on the market until
some time in September.
Mr. Skinner has a Durant on exhi
bition and it is attracting much at
tention. The motor is a four-cylinder,
overhead valve type with 24 horse
power rating. It is a nobby appear
ing wagon, and according to Cloid
Ileffley, who is demonstrating the
car, has lota of "pep," negotiating the
Reynolds hill with five in the car at
a 25 mile pace.
Accessibility of the mechanism is
a strong claim made for the machine,
(he clutch, transmission, generator
and pumps all being mounted as
WITH S. P.TRAIN
Portland Man Runs into
Electric at Monmouth
a.. i .
l Chonrrnlnn... 1 1, - i i
circle of frin,
I' the grandmother made ample
pen for his care preceding her
Grigsfby was never married,
urvived bv threo linrlns. n.nlnb
Ellis Davidson nt nrpnhnm!
f Davidson nf p.fio,i o,i on
funeral was hol.l from iho
lyti'rian church rnaA
St 2 O'cloelf. Dr TT rfcorWa
ror,e officiating, and interment
I'wiG in Hib r,M wn..,-
w'th the services at the grave
ted by Vallev lorl of Odd
or u7V,:,.u v. j
I ..linn no nna
fr fir munv von n.
f 8 in charge.
evenincr. 30 vnnnir nonnln
fd at the home of Rev. Proppe
11 ' v larewe11 Pnrty to Mr. and
Witherow. who left for
'( 0I Wednesday. The young
society wish rucppss in the
,rWs in ,
WILll I If W I IHI'H Hllll
00 tneir heln And
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J. M. Clark, sriving his address as
1370 Macadam street, Portland, driv
ing a car ran into a Southern Pucific
electric train, Wednesday night, at
the corner of Second and Monmouth
streets. Mr. Clark was accompanied
by his wife. Neither was injured,
although. Mrs. Clark was in an
hystericul condition for some little
time following the accident. The
machine received a smashed front
wheel and some other damage, and
the sheeting on the Espee coach was
Mr. Clark claims that he did not
see the train until his machine was
i-fo-hf. nn to it. and furthermore, that
he was not contemplating any such
contingency at that point. He struck
the second car of the train which
arrives from Portland at 7:20. The
train was slowing down for the
station a couple of blocks away and
Mr. Clark alleges that he- was going
at a very moderate pace.
The train carried the car with it
for a short distance, and then skidded
it mto tho curh- without overturning.
The train crew was unaware of the
accident and consequently made no
effort to stop until the station was
reached. E. P. Stewart, a claim
agent of the Southern Pacific, hap
pened to be a passenger on the train.
lie remained here over nignc investi
gating the accident.
The Clark car was taken to the
Halliday, Wood & Jusnn snop ior
just at the cock 'o day Tuesday and
took possession of Richards while
that individual was in the land of nod.
The hearing attracted much at
tention, particularly from the Hop
ville district, and witnesses appear
ing for substantiation of the charge
were William Mode, Jimmic Bridges,
J. W., S. C. and Doc Mode, Vernon
Baker, Clyde Hill, Eaton Bcvens,
Milton McGowan, Henry and J. T.
Elmore, A. F. Mode and Sheriff Orr.
District Attorney J. N. Helgerson
appeared for the people and Attorney
E. K. Piasecki of Dallaa represented'
the defendant i
It was the contention
Omaha; Harvey Chapin of Superior,
Neb.; John Chapin of Oregon City,
Ore.; and Elmer Chapin of Prine
Mr. Chapin was a member of the
Independence Baptist church, and a
kindly conscientious man. He was
affectionately known as "Dad" in the
little community where he had made
his home for the past few years.
.MARTIN BUYS INTEREST
OF HEFFLEY IN PALACE
Six candidates for postmaster of
Monmouth to succeed Archie Parker
whose term expires September 5,
took the examination in Dallas last
Saturday.' They were! 'A. M. Arant,
Jim Hinkle Mrs. A- F. Huber, EJ W.
Strong, P. M. Schweizer and 0. A.
Wolvertoji. ' ' - " . i ;
Two enjoyable entertainments' were
held at the Normal last ' Saturday
under the supervision of the student
body. As many as could conven
iently find room in the gymnasium
enjoyed the "social hour," while those
who did not care to dance were en
tertained by group two in the grove
Rev. and Mrs. Russell Brougher
visited friends in Monmouth Monday
and Tuesday. Tuesday Mr. Brougher
made a very interesting talk to thu
students r at the , . chapel : exercises.
Next fall he goes to Salt Lake City
as pastor of the Emmanual Baptist
church. During the summer he has
been supplying at the White Temple
in Portland, where his father
preached for a number of years.
Prof. L. W. Robinson, principal of
a niga school in New York and for
merly a member of the normal fac-,
ulty, arrived in Monmouth this week
and will spend the summer here.
Mr. and Mrs. I. II. Copeland and
son Rex of Linn county, were visitors
last Sunday at the farm home of
P. 0. Powell. Mr. and Mrs. Cope
land leave next month for California
and will spend the winter in San
Joe Ball, a student in the Harvard
medical school, is spending the sum
mer at the home of his parents north
Lucien P. Arant of the Oregonian
ASK RETURN OF
f m i ii i
Motion To Amend . Judge
ICelley Decree in High
way Case '. i
A motion was made yesterday by
Judge Martin B. Pipes of Portland
and Attorney D. E. Fletcher before
Judge Percy R. Kelly in the Marion
county circuit court that a recent de
cree of Judge Kelly in the Polk
market road case be amended to re
quire the state highway commission
or the Polk county court to refund
to the treasurer of Polk county ap
proximately $41,000, which had been
illegally turned over to the state
highway commission by the direction
of the county court.
Judge Kelly's decree, which was
handed down June 1st, was a re
straining order against the payment
of this market road money to the
state highway Commission, and as
payment had already been made,
this action is to see that the money
is returned to the Polk couny treas
urer. Mr. Uevers, attorney for the
commission, admitted that the com
mission had agreed with the Polk
court to return this money in the
event that the transaction was held
Judge Kelly's decision on the lo
cation of the Polk highway is to be
appealed to the supreme court by the
plaintiffs. , The 60 day time for
such action expires August 1st, and
suit is to be filed preceding that time-
Attending the hearing at Salem
yeserday were Mr. Fletcher, R. M.
staff visited his parents Tuesday and Walker, A. E. Horton and G. C,
Cloid Hcffley has
sold his one-
j nan interest in the 1'alace cigar
of the de-land h-illiard parlor, to his partner,
fense that even though Richards had'0, E- Martin, ..who will continue the
been disturbing the peace the action j business. Messrs. Martin & Heffley
should have been to have him placed J purchased the business last spring
under bonds for maintenance of peace, i rom au' Schwabbauer, who is now
Mr. and Mrs. Artie Burkhead and
son Pearson, who have been visiting
during the past week at the home of
Mr. Burkhead's mother, left Tuesday
afternoon for Stockton, Calif. Tues
day morning: at chapel exercises Mr.
Burkhead, who is a graduate of the
It is expected that the . supreme
court decision in the Lane county case
will be given out next Tuesday. The
outcome of this case is beiner awaited
J with much interest in Polk county,
i in view of the fact that attempt was
made to finance the highway south
normal, explained the work that is 'from Monmouh from money from the
but the court held that Richards was
actionable under the charge which
had been made.
George A. Wells and Ed. Prather
of Buena Vista went on the bond for
Richards, whose release then became
a matter of form.
Richards is about 45 ytears old.
He is employed on the hop ranch of
Charles Livesley. He has been there
only since early spring and previous
to that lived at Buena Vista for sev
eral months.. He has a wife and
residing at Salem.
Mr. Heffley has become associated
with the Independence garage in the
sales end, a position he held for some
time previous to the formation of
the partnership with Mr. Martin.
LONG WOODEN BRIDGE
AT STEELE'S COMPLETED
The long wooden bridge pust north
of the Ed. Steele place on the Mon
mouth-Benton, county road is com
pleted, painters finiah?nr 'his week.
The bridge is approximately 300 feet
in length, consisting of 16 19-foot
spans resting on piling. The bridge
has been built largely to provide an
outlet for excess water at the flood
period. Work was started last fall
on a 150 foot bridge, subsequent high
water made it apparent that it was
n .t adequate to meet the cond:lion
there and the bridge was doubled in
Contractor Trent is still busy at
the Helmick cut, with the expecta
tion that he will complete his con
tract by the end of this month.
OREN M'ELMURRY WILL
MOVE TO MONMOUTH
Oren McElrmirry has purchased a
nine-room residence at Monmouth
and will take possession the latter
part of next month. For the past
few seasons he has been operating a
farm belonging1 to his father in the
Highland district south of Independ
enre, and will sell his stock and farm
implements at a public sale to be
held at the ranch Aufrust 12th.
It is the purpose of Mr. and Mrs.
McEImurry to run a boarding and
rooming house. Mr. McEImurry was
one of the boys who went across in
the troublesome days and brought
home with him a bride from the
"There is no money in farming
under present conditions," is the
statement of Mr. McEImurry. "We
believe that we can accomplish moro
in a financial way in our new enter
prise than we can on the ranch."
being done for the disabled veterans
at the agricultural school near Stock
ton, where he is supervisor of train
At the meeting of the council Tues
day evening C. E. Stewart was ap
pointed marshel to take the place of
J. O. Andrus, who resigned to work
at. the normal
An ordinance was passed by the
council ordering walks put in in all
parts of the city and curbs on Broad
street. The walks are to be com
pleted in thirty days and an effort
will be made to speed up the work.
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Meador,
who died in Vancouver, was held at
the Community house Wednesday
afternoon at 2:30. Mrs. Meador lived
in Monmouth for a number of years.
She is survived by her husband, two
eons, and a brother, Silas Coats of
POLK MAY ISSUE
County Court Is Asking for
This Amount on Issue ' '
, Voted Years ago
market road fund.
WITHEROW TO TACOMA;
NEWTON COMES HERE
H. M. Witherow, wire chief at
Independence and Monmouth for the
Willamette Telephone company dur
ing the past year, has been advanced
to the Tacoma office of the North
western company, and left Wednes
day to take up his new duties. Mrs.
Witherow and children have been
spending a few days with Portland
relatives while the transfer was being
During their stay here the Withe-
rows have made many friends and
their departure is regretted. Mr.
Witherow is an experienced telephone
man and his efficient, courteous
treatment of all patrons of the line
won for him a kindly, friendly con
Guy Newton is Mr. Witherow's
successor. He is an Independence
boy, a son of the W. W. Newton's
living south of town. He has been
located at Portland for some time
and has been in the employ of the
Northwestern. Mr. Newton has
moved his family here, occupying the
Verd Hill house on C street, between
Second and Third.
Polk is about
Broad- counties of the
Mrs. Lena Thompson of
acres, Oregon, has been visiting for 'court is offering for sale $53,000 in
several days at the
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
lpoTH.N6 do,n- pis: jpra, jr
h iiiiPlri .
1 1 i".' i - iu : iu
home of her bonds, $40,000 for use on the highway
P. Warnner. between Holmes Gap and the Benton
county line and $13,000 for the
Dallas-Salem highway. A few years
ago, Polk got inbued with the indebt
edness idea and voted a bond issue
of $260,000 for road improvement,
designating specific amounts for spe
cific roads. The road improvement
program did not materialize, how
ever, and no bonds have been issued.
It is the contention of some lawyers,
who have made investigation of the
matter, that the bonds which it is
proposed to use for the improvement
of the so-called Pacific highway are
illegal in that the description of the
MODERN PLANT FOR
MAKING COTTAGE CHEESE
route was somewhat vaguely de-; by-product of the dairy, and ordina-
H. E. Rideout, a Greenwood dairy
farmer, is making a notable success
with a cottage cheese factory which
he has established at his place.
Spending four or five . years in the
business in Portland, Mr. Rideout con
ceived the idea of installing a modern
plant on his farm, and the venture is
proving a good one.
Mr. Rideout is disposing ' of his
production largely in Salem at the
present time, but expects to add Inde
pendence, Monmouth and Dallas to his
territory. Mr. Rideout recently pur
chased a delivery car, and he delivers
his product daily.
Cottage cheese is regarded as a
scribed on the election ballot at the
time the bonds were voted. Natur
ally, this is a question which the
bond buyers will consider before they
will invest their coin.
Those from Independence in attend
ance at the poultry meeting at Junc
tion City on Thursday night of last
week were Dr. R. E. Duganne, W. H.
Small, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Henna-; S50 pounds daily and is endeavoring
gin, Homer S. Wood and Grant Mc
rily is not developed to any extent.
Mr. Ride-ut if s:; the ilk from
25 cows at the pr. 3ent tirr. . and has
reversed the order of things ' on the
average dairy. Instead of the separ
ated milk being the by-product and
used as pig feed, he makes this
separated milk into cottage cheese by
adding about one-third cream.
He has a plant with a capacity of
IfV UCVC7kVp 1I1CIL n.U VT141V.U Will ACCJ
the plant busy.