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T H E
P O L K
C O U N T Y
ECKER & CURRIE, Publishers
T w ice
a W eek
at Independence, P olk County, Oregon, on
Don’t break Your [
Tuesday and Friday
A pplication m ade for Entry as Mail Matter o f the Second Class
$1.50 a Year Strictly in A dvan ce; Six M onths
$1.00; Three Months 50cents.
CLYDE T. ECKER, Editor.
When by paying $5
J. F. CURRIE, Business M anager
down and a dollar a
Kick autocracy in the ear.
week you can have a
Our old friend, Doc Yak, is missing from his accus
What has become of Fern Hobbs? Why don’t she run
for som ething !
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THE STOUT H EART
I f Oregon voters had to pick a legislature from the
At one dark hour in the Revolution Washington wrote
worst o f the field that has filed for the plates, pity
brother that “ the game is pretty near up.” But he
was unshaken and the colonies never gave up.
Every great cause has its critical days and hours.
Mr. Stanfield may be a good sheep man but there are
many who doubt if he would make a good political There are times that try men’s souls. But the stout of
heart carry the cause to victory.
The government chemist has sent out word that ' -ere
is no danger in eating ground glass. Still we prefer to
stick to the war bread for a while yet.
The only way we can lose is to lay down like a pack of
whipped curs and whimper that we haven’t got enough
red blood in our veins to color a bucket of water.
This we donate to the war garden publicity bureau, it
don,t belong to us: “ I f you cnnît raise chickens yourself,
encourage others to do so by planting, a garden.”
It has occurred to us that it might be well for someone
to enquire if Mr. Simpson, Mr. Withycombe, Mr. Moser,
or Mr. Anderson has a brother-in-law that is a Democrat.
That would give somebody a chance to question their
Twelve states have ratified the prohibition amendment
(Jet used to water,boys, she sure is going dry.
Hinnie Hindenberg, due to arrive in Paris April 1, is
now nine days behind his schedule. He is considerably
delayed by hot boxes near Amiens.
with gasoline motor do your washing for you.
A M A Y T A G in every home and no more blue
Monday washdays. W ith a M A Y T A G on the
job, you can knit for the soldier boys. Let us
demonstrate for you.
SLOPER BROS. & COCKLE.
C R IT IC IZIN G A CRITIC
The Portland Telegram recently permitted one o f its
The Independence National Bank
readers to express himself freely and he did. Boldly
striking at the Telegram he declared “ you make a lot of
noise about the misfits o f the present administration but
A Successful Business Career of
if you will take the time to investigate yon will find that
the misfits are not in Washington, but on your editorial
staff. 1 a insure the kaiser would be delighted with most
o f your editorials.” W hile we cannot agree with the
IN TER E ST P A ID ON TIME
critic of the Telegram, believing that any paper should be
privileged to do such criticising as it deems best for the
public interests, the Telegram invites criticism o f its cri
Officers and Directors
ticisms by the peculiar stand it takes regarding the same.
H. Hirschberg, Pres.
D. W . Sears, V. P.
Such comment as the Telegram may make concerning
R. R. DeArmond, Cashier
public questions, public men and the conduct o f the war
W . H. W alker
I. A. Allen
0 . D. Butler
are inspired by patriotism and love o f country but when
some newspaper, man or organization takes a position M cNARY IS FIGHTING
platform Mr. Jones says: “ I stand
or criticises in a manner that does not tally with the ideas
FOR PRICE CONTROL on my legislative record 1903, 1907
and 1!W)9. Will go the limit to win
o f the learned scribes in the editorial rooms o f the Tele
Senator McNary’s broad bill for the war, develop all Oregon, im
gram, they at once brand and cartoon i f as disloyalty and price-control of food and clothing prove our rivers and harbors; bond
is what the American people have the future for good roads and a
Some time we are going to duck under the tent o f mili
THE “ F R E E ” GARDEN SEED QUESTION
tary censorship and ask some officer. Captain Tooze if
he’s not sitting in the game, wha,t a poor private is to do
The IT. S. Senate was rather surprised ¡1 few days ago
who has written to his best girl that lie has been promoted
when Senator Jones read a letter from the secretary o f a
to the guard house for thirty days and she post haste pro
grange at Cloverdale, Wash., who had been instructed to
ceeds to a newspaper office and wants it published and the
write and protest against the so-called free distribution
fish o f an editor publishs it.
of garden seeds. “ W e consider it an imposition on the
public,” wrote the secretary, “ from the fact that they are
Some one writes the Post to ask if it is “ correct as
not free as you would have the people believe. As we as
printed in the Dallas Itemizer that LaFolletee was the
tax payers have to bear this unnecessary burden, and all
only senator to vote against the bill to take the property
the members that have received the seeds have been in
o f alien enemies and if there is an agreement among tin*
structed to return them, thus strengthening our voice on
newspapers to never mention his name.” Mr. LaFollette
the above subject.” Senator Kenyon arose and declared
was not the senator who voted against the bill and one
“ it is the most remarkable indication o f an awakening of
sees his name in the papers almost daily.
tIn* p u b l i c conscience o n
throw ing away
th<1 public money upon a lot o f garden seed,” Senator
A poor fellow w;ts hung in Illinois recently, it being
Joliet said he “ thought it would bo a rare contribution”
alleged that lie uttered disloyal remarks. Since the hang and Senator Thomas added that “ it looks like an oasis
ing no one can be found who ever heard him say anything
in t he desert.”
disloyal and it bits been revealed that lie patriotically
There is not a greater imposition on the people than the
reported a friend to the government for the same crime: distribution o f garden seed and while a large number o f
. . .
! Hat he was hung for. Mob rule has no place in a civil
the members o f congress realize it, all attempts to stop
ized country and it is seldom that there is any justifica
ifl have been defeated.
tion for it.
been waiting for and demanding.
military coast highway.”
For five years the producers and
consumers have watched prices of FORTUNATELY THE FARM ERS
necessities advance fi(i per cent,
LET MOST OF IT BY
each month see them aeroplane two
per cent, and yet never a man in
If the farmers of America have
congress makes a worth while ef really taken all the advice they’ve
fort to stop the robbery and pro had handed to them during the last
tect the people who are patriotic year, heaven help the crops!—New
ally backing the government.
And Senator McNary, less than a
year in the senate, has had to take
up the tight—one that should have
been made long ago by the old- h-v CERTAIN! ly -Y o ü l l B u y a a
time members of the senate.
The man who goes up against the
concrete gang of profiteers with
such a far-reaching bill as the Mc J You
Nary measure, has to have some
Need I t P u t
Every power and influence that
Sooner or later you’ll
money cau produce will oppose this
buy a Fairbanks-Morse
bill and the senator who introduced j
Type "G ” Feed Grinder
it. It will be chloroformed in com
— because it’s the one best
mittee if posdde: operated on and
its vitals cut out by amendments !
if the committee reports favorably,
It’s backed by 50 years of
and every killing and crippling
sound manufacturing expe
menus known to the thug gang win
It embodies the many valuable
feed grinder features that you want.
being left m the bill if it should get
to a record vote.
We have the type "G” in stock
But McNary is some tighter and
and can make prompt delivery.
Ask us to
he won't see this measure lie like ¡1
stiff 011 the operating table and the
knife gang carve it up.
BECOMING MORE SANE
The Courier is mighty glad to
support a Republican who has sand
•Ihi J iu)>rc evident Ibis year that as far as filling countv enough to shake clear of the trib-
In the advisory council form
b.v/offiy\'s<is concerned, the voters are not going to pay much ute-takors and stand squarely with
Secretary Wilson to assist In ca
iHentidu to part v labels. The candidate with the proper the back-bone of America the pro =
out the war labor program the pu1
t \ ,.L )
dttccrs and consumers- -and if the 3
la represented by John l.lnd, forini
> be gloat el poptllailty and tilt gteatt l voters of Oregon are the red-blood ®
J. D. HIBBS & CO.
governor of Minnesota, and chair HI
o f the council.
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they will back him to a standstill in
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win. barring accidentals such as sectional tights preference to the wool millionaire
pok US f l i n t f l a m m i n g o f the electorate.
who would recall him.— Corvallis
ttkT.ideal method o f choosing county officials is to start Courier.
SWOPE & SW OPE
the much o f candidates around the track in tlu primary
when I... wns thirteen he came with |1(..lt
a t h t e two winners and send them away for
ien t take
FOR GOOD ROADS
hU father to the United States and
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settled at Goodhue, Minn. He attend
Salem , Or.— B. F. Jones, o f New-
ed the public schools, studied law and
It will be , port, is so enthusiastic for good Independence,
and let “ everv tub stand on its own bottom .”
was admitted to the bar In 187(1. In
1881 Mr. l.lnd wns appointed by Presi only a few years until this will be the system anyhow and roads that, in his declaration o f
Like Senator Knute Nelson, wb
political rival Mr. l.lnd has been ej
since he went over to the Demoi
party, he Is of Scandinavian
and parentage. He was born in the
Parish of Kann». Sweden, In ISM
dent Garfield receiver o f the United
the partv hum* hauled to the junk pile; among the relics ,n,ulidnc’ ' f,v ,l"' w«P'«wican nom-
States land office at Tracy. Mtnn. Five
inntion for the legislature from the
years later he wns elected a repre- o f tilt' (lays wllPtl WO WCPC considerably more crazy than 12th district, w h ich lie filed here
sentatlve to congress and was re
yesterday, Mr. Jones declares ns his
we are now.
elected in 1888 and 1900.
slogan that “ no country pan becom e
At the o|M<n1ng of the Spanish war
greater than its road system .’’ In his
Mr. Und became quartermaster o f the Fifteenth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry,
with the rank o f first lieutenant, serving In this capacity until the regiment
The advance in the price o f wheat, if eventually de-i
was mustered out. In 189(1 he w
o f Minnesota,
m s a
i i u m m r e for
k " w i u w i '-»
m « u u v » v < « t hut
s n i o
B. F. JONES
by government act, only applies to the 1918 crop.
he took up his residence in Minneapolis and turned again to his law practice. |( w j|| |M
> pn qtv hard for aiivbodv to BBSS the old off foi j Candidate for Repieseutativo Polk
which he Interrupted two years later to serve sgaln us representative. The
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and Lincoln Counties, May Pri
next Interruption caine In 1913. when he went to Mexico as President Wilson’s the I1CW aim t h e r e IS UO advantage to b e gamed U1 holding
envoy and personal representative^
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