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JNDKPKNDENCE, 1'OLK COUNTY, OREGON, MAY 21, 1003.
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Alex Kerr, at Parker.
Warily Surrendered Rimself
- . . 1 A? 1 Vt..lK. V.l.
Hm Ltnfterca 3cmi iJinuivn-iiunYc
for Crime Not Yet Known Both
Men Well-Known Here.
1:1.". l M. Monday,
Win. Peacock i a hunchback.
William Peacock i hot and is well known here, lie was a
UrJ Alexander n. Jcrr in nun i superior auimy aiong cer-
w,.rr' homo in Parker, tain lines, but ho twined to relish
witnfKsfil the nhootinK and notoriety of thin sort, llo had
ilof the crime are mill un-
Mr. U. W. Swink,
rilfinl lit nrtixtii- uliilitv and hi
fi mechanical tauten were in evidence.
8llif liit one to arrive When coming to town to surrender
wne uf tbi terrible tritely
ltt ,i suddenly cnt its
m ttmt 1 it tl community.
rr wan fifft seen walking
ii tarn toward the house
iMwible groans of agony at.
the attention of Mrs
who s busy sewing at
me about two blocks north
Kerr's residence. She i-
. I t . l ! a
If t haolfiiM 10 ins aurmv
id to alarm the neighbors. When told he must go to jail he
f whom had heard tho re
f the gun and had hastily ar-
At the Kent'. Mr. Kerr was
! iuto the house and every
'.e thing done for his relief,
expired at 4:15 P. M..just
hour nfter tho ahot was
The crime wus committed
k (hot gun, about 4i shot en-
the bead, neck and breast,
.ot hitting the watch which
rried and which stopped at
V coroner's inquest was held
clttctc A. M. Tuesday, and
H that denth rt suited from in-
tfrnnnThTtgircaiisec' by gun-
sounds indicted by No. 4
ft the hands of Wm. P. Pea-
Kerr was conscious to the
Past and remained in a Bitting
Jre until within a few minutes
death. He talked with bis
h and told them the end was
but never uttered a word
"t the aflHnsHiii whoso hand
him. On the contrary
Nted he knew no reason whv
k'k should do such a thing.
'ool ot blood had formed at
jot where Kerr was felled, and
on streak had marked a
distance of about 20 feet.it
"uppoeed that Kerr had run
Willi fired nnon. Ilia face
uppor part of the body was
marked. One phot pierced
right eyeball, and. several
"hes where shot had struck
h were visible.
years avro Kerr was shot
F00 no action in .h fa
lander Kerr was a popular s
u' lancer. Not a resident
ir, a boy and a girl.
himnelf he appeared the coolest
person in the low. Mr. bwink was
hastening to , Independence on a
railroad velocipede to secure medi
cal assistance w hen ha came across
Peacock. He raountsl the veloci
pede and road in with Bwink, gc
ingat once to thejuBtice of the
jwace and surrendering hiuisell.
He was tasen to jail late Monday
eveninir by Constable Moran.
simply replied that he wished he
could go home to change his
clothes. He was not made aware
of the death of Kerr until after
The funeral services were held at
the house Wednesday noon and
for Mrs. Adkina, she being allowed
fSOO ilmiiHges. Her case w as in
t.'w hands of Holmes it Holmes, of
Salem, while M. !. Pipes, of Port-
laud, and Duller v toad, of Dallas
wer attorneys for tho city of Mon
ICev. It J. K el ley Will
Sunday, May '2-1 ih is Memorial
Sunday and it will bu duly ob
serve.l by too U. A. it. and W. H.
C, ashisted by the local church or
ganizations, at the auditorium at
11 A. M. on iho above date.
Key. 15. J. Kelly, of the Evan
gelical church, will preach the ser
mon and a union choir wi'l sup
ply tho music. Mrs. Geo. Con key
and Mrs. K. E. Paddock have aiud
ly consented to sing solos, and if
Mr. Kantner, of Dallas, is able to
be present he will sing and play a
solo A cordial invitation is ex
tended to all to bo present on the
(iODDLSS OF LIBKUTY.
This week the contest for God
dess of Liberty lor Fourth of July
was started. Voting booths are es
tablished in nearly all the stores.
Let the voting progresB rapidly.
One cent a vote. Each week the
vote will bo counted and announced
in this column.
An Industrious Calf.
Special from Buena VUv.a.
When Mr. Becker purchased the
v. X Hall ranch near Buena Vista,
seldom has a Polk county village he afl0 ci0Bed a deal for the cream
. i . i i
seen a mora warned eviuence i-i
sympathy and genuine sorrow than
at the funeral of Alexander Kerr.
It is probable that Peacock will
be arraigned and tried for his crime
at the session of court to I held at
Dallas the coming week.
DALLAS CAltXIVA I
Anna Dunn, pt
The contest for queen of the Sum
mer Carnival which is to be held in
Dallas June 3 ,4, 5, and 6, came to a
close at 1 o'clock Saturday by the
election of Mrs. Anna Dunn, who
received 3312 votes. Miss Hora
Brown was second in the contest
with 293U votes. Groat excitement
prevailed toward the closing hours
of the contest. Altogether 10.000
votes were cast at five cents each,
making the neat sum of $500.
Sensational Suit of Mrs. Adk.us
Aealust City of Monmouth.
A couple of years ago Mrs. Lure
Adkins, of Monmouth, received se
vere injuries to her ankle, the re
sult of stepping through a defective
Mock in the leg, but the for- brought BUlt for damages, but in
look no nt;,.. : u. .. .c.o.t ft hear-
the first case u w.a - -
nil Docautio ui -
. .. nnrt ot
l ' ap, esled to the eupiru
"U1B Mrff 111 If. ti'hAT. t n All IT riT. I , a rtrMAm 1
. . " - r t, . 44 am-1 I n HI. IMJUT W
'or him and of his estimable BlBVO ' . , ai . Dallas
V' He leaves a wile and two . rehearing. " J ,n . victory
rehearing. " Morr
last week and resulted in a victory
separator on. the place and for
Now "Dick" is a yearling calf
and his worth will be apparent to
any reader when it is known that
he runs the tread-power for separ
ating the cream.
required to properly separate the
butter fat from the milk. Fewer
revolutions leave some butter m
a small quantity ot milk into the Rnd fnends
Henarated cream uw p.-r T.
rhythmic motion is necessary to
t a 1 . .nm 4l.a
ioin ihH oesi resuiiB nuiu
alr.w flven Dace that seldom pro
duces one revolution more or less
ikon th reauired fifty.
Several calves were given a trial
at the work before "Dick" was dis
covered to be the right calf in the
right place, and he is likely to
hold his job.
Prot. T. J. Newbill left this week
for a tour of the valley towns, in
order to familiarize himself with
the methods in vogue in institu
tions similar to the one over which
he presides. He anticipates se
curing a number of profitable ideas
in school management. n
Roy Irvine was in the city Tues
day. He is now travelling for an
advertising house at Chicago.
HIGH SCHOOL EXERCISES
Commencement ( Exercises
PRES. E. D. RESSLtR DELIVERS ADDRESS
Four (Jraduates Iteeelvcl ThHr
Diploma From the tHuU
Last Friday evening the seating
capacity of the spacious auditorium
building was taxed to its utmost by
patrons of tho school, who were
present to give evidence to the in
terest they manifested in the wel
fare of the f chool. The exercises
have never been surpassed in the
history of the school. They were a
credit to the institution and re
flected great praise on the ability
of the laculty. The graduating ad
dresses treated the various topics
in an original, able manner. Pres.
Ilessler's address to the graduating
class contained any amount of food
tor thought. The calisthenic drill
by a number of young ladies was
superb, and was only equalled by
if they would realize the highest ,
possible price for what they have
There are unions and combines,
trusts and monopolies, corners and
"'bunco games" on every hand for
getting every nickel out of every
financial deal that is undertaxen
in the business world of today. It
has been thus for vears unnumber
ed, but it is comparatively a new
feature for farmers to join hands
and form pools of their product in
orJer to obtain fair prices. No
class of laborers works harder, no
class is more esspntial to the great
commonwealth, and no class is so
handicapped in disposing of its
products as is the farming class.
Being remote from first-class mar
kets and being, as a rule, obliged
to have his money as soon as pos
sible after his crop is harvested,
the farmer has been forced to sell
at nearly any figure offered in the
smaller markets, and his pocket
has been lank for lack of the
shekels which should haye been
But the time has come when the
rancher has formed new ideas and
hereafter the would-be buyers must
dance to a different tune, for it is
'pools" and not poverty-ridden in-
Hon. H. It. r.nlon, of Dallas.
H. L. Fenton, of Dallas, holds the
office of Secretary of the Polk County
Wool Growers Association. He thinks
the pool will aggregate 200,000 pounds
the pyramids by the young boys of
thrsctio6Tr The other features of
the program were equally meritori
ous. After the exercises a banquet
: .t ik. T n fl V haM
. , was given ai vuo ... v . .
the milk; more revolutions throw for thfl Rraduate8 and their parents
it ... ilin nt millr into the . . .
The following program waa ren-
T- Pott Thftmnflftll
WVM XUVUtailUU AV M V - w
operation of running me Bep.a.. Cftntata
...... J-f.,l acrnn.tV "Dick ...
V HO wuiiuoiiui rb j
An l-lilnrBTflllll Hll LliU IB
seeme w """ fyramius ujr jruuug umu
nffh case, and once ,. ., ... j i ..
quireiucum uaiismenic urui. . .ujr juuhj muwo
placed in the wheel he takes up a 0rationMonuments Left to the
dividuals with which he has to
S. M, Daniel, of Monmouth, was
in this section last week and he
has formed a pool of nearly all the
wool in South Polk, which will
mean more coin for the growers
than could possibly have been
realized by individyal sales.
Here's success to the farmer I
Long may he flourish and grow
wiser each year for his own gain.
J. E. Elkins certainly has a
unique record. He js a pioneer of
'45, and for a year after coming to
Oregon he knew not the taste of
bread. The most remarkable thing,
tace hnwfiver. of bis earlv Polk county
Miss Ethel Walkerf . , . . . fnnnA .,:
I COlUClltO lO IV avt vy v i.
Pyramids .by young men
World" .'M iss Ruby Kelso
Sdo.... Mrs. Geo. Conkey
Oration "A Dying Race"
Oration "America Fulfilling Her
. 4. TT'm a Aais Ka vena
Mission". .Miss Frances Cooperj ghirt e fc a buckskin
Prnf P O PnWfill . . , , .lxt
he wore. 16 had setuea on me .
L. Butler place, a mile north of
Monmouth, and had erected a good
cabin for the early days, boon
after Aleck Hodge, another early
pioneer, came along and Mr. Elkins
traded him the entire 640 teres,
cabin, etc., for a "hickory" shirt.
The place now is worth many
thousands of dollars. We yenture
th assertion that Mr. Elkins'
shirt was one of the costliest ever
Solo Prof. P. O. Powell
Address Pres. E. D. Ressler
Presentation of floral piece
Miss Mae Kennedy
Presentation of diplomas
D, A. Hodge
A Pool Formed.
8pecial from Buena Vista.
Farmers and stock men are
awakening more keenly each day
to the tact that they most stand
together in disposing of their crops,