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P O S T .
ECKER A CURRIE, Publishers
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Published Twice a Week at Independence, Polk County, Oregon, on
Tuesday and Friday
Entered as second-class matter March 26, 1918, at the postoffice at In
dependence, Oregon, under the Act of March 3,1879.
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CLYDE T. ECKER, Editor.
J. F. CURRIE, Business Manager
W h en He Gets that Poach of
Real GRAVELY Chew ing Plug
You Sent Him
The Portland tail w ill wag the dog Friday unless the
boys and girls in the country get out and vote.
A man’s first impulse is to share a good thing.
Real Gravely Plug has been spread all over Amer
ica simply by the Gravely user offering a small chew
to his friends. Tobacco like that is worth sending.
We ought to have 90 senators and 420 representatives
who Would devote a portion of their time to framing legis
lation that would put the horde of profiteers out of
If it hadn’t been for Ben Olcott, L.J. Simpson would
have won the Republican nomination for governor. Mr.
Simpson got into the wrong race. How he would have
trimmed our congresional misfit, Hawley.
Ben Olcott On the Job
G ive aay man a chew o f Real Gravely Plug, and ha w ill tell
you that's the kind to «end. Send the b elt!
Ordinary plug u false economy. It coeta lets per week to
chew Real Gravely, because a small chaw of it lasts a long
'If you smoke a pipe, slice Gravely with your knife and add
a little to your smoking tobacco. It will give flavor—improve
SEND Y0U1 nUEND IN TIE 0. S. SERVICE A POUCH OF GRAVELY
Dealers all around here carry it in 10c. pouches. A 3c.
stamp will put it into his hands in any T r ain in g Camp or Sea-
port o f the U. S. A. Even “ over there” a 3c. stamp w ill take
it to him. Your dealer will supply envelope and give you
official directions how to address it.
Salem—The campaign of Beil W.
The Republicans of Oregon w ill
Olcott for the Republican nomina
tion for governor is said to he one nominate next Friday ttieir choice
of a man to represent this state in
The Democrats have in Oswald West for senator and of the most unique ever waged in the United States senate for the six-
this state for that office.
year term beginning March 4, 1919.
W alter Pierce for governor a pair of candidates who will
He bus remained quietly at Salem, If Charles L. McNary receives the
P . B . G R A V E L Y T O B A C C O C O - Danville, Va.
make the Republicans a world of trouble if the latter fall attending to the business of the of nomination, he will he the man, for
The P atent Poach heepa it Fresh a n d Clean and Good
down on the job Friday and give weak sisters the nomina fice of secretary of state. He has not he will be elected in November.
—it is not Used G ravely w ithoat th is P rotection S eal
He ought to be nominated, tie
attended a single political meeting.
has made good. He has supported
He has not made a single campaign the war whole-heartedly. He has
Democrats, and especially those living in the Willam trip to any part of the state. He has worked for the welfare of our sold
ette valley, should vote for their friend and neighbor, strictly adhered to his pledge made iers. He has labored incessantly term of office has accomplished later chairman of the State Repub
in ids formal announcement of can and effectively for the best interests more for Oregon than any other lican Central Committee.
W ill II. Hornibrook of Albany for national committee didacy, which read as follows:
of this state— not for one section, hid member in Congress in a like
Space forbids further enumera
man. He is a progressve Democrat and just the man to “ As the proper performance of my the whole state. What he w ill do in period.
tion of the vast amount of work
duties as secretary of state requires the future is clearly shown by what
Among his colleagues he is known Senator McNary has done for Ore
represent Oregon in the party conferences.
my undivided personal attention, I he has done in the past.
as “the man on the job” , and dur gon, but anyone will realize from
Any way you take him, Senator ing the present war crisis Oregon the foregoing the Senator has dis
shall spend no time campaigning
Mr. Moser and Mr. Harley are paying for advertising over the state. The people of tiie McNary is a high class, all 'round should consider itself fortunate in played truly remarkable ability,
space in the Portland papers . to say that they have a state are paying me a salary to look man. He is judicially-minded and having an opportunity to return him coupled with extra-ordinary dili
after their business, and I cannot well-poised. Resides, he is uncom and not bo compelled to send to
and energy. His native state
chance to win. Fortunately the people of the state know properly do this when away from monly industrious, fie has made an Washington, a iip w , untrained man. gence
can best show its appreciation of
impress on the senate, and his in
better and not many votes will be thrown away on them. flic office.”
Believing that the supreme obli his faithful and efficient services
fluence in that body is bound to gation he owes his scountry is to by nominating and electing him.
Neither of the mis worthy of the support of anybody.
help win the war, Senator McNary,
which will end with the primary grow.
THOMAS B. KAY,
For these reasons the people of instead of returning to his state to
election next Friday, Secretary of
According to press reports, even in Germany it is com State Olcott has quietly remained Oregon should keep him where he conduct a political campaign, is at
B. W. SLEEMAN,
his post in Washington working for
Bus. Rep. of District
menced to be suspected that the kaiser is insane. W e on the job at his office in Salem and is.
has conducted his campaign by
Oregon and aiding in the prosecu
Council of Carpenters.
have thought that was what was the matter with him for keeping in touch with his friends
When Ocr Boys Go Through
tion of the war.
MRS. GEO. W. McMATH,
sometime and complained to the authorities over a year in all parts of of file slate by means
Always since entering the Senate
Pres, of Co-operative
(W illiam Herschell.)
ago. The crown prince has a touch of it too. Lock ’em
“ If my friends were not the most When th’ war news ain’t been and sailors and has introduced legis
THOMAS A. McBRIDE,
up and end the war.
lation giving them preferential
loyal people in the world I could
Chief Justice of Oregon
An’ ttie boasters in Berlin
homestead rights and repeatedly
not conduct a campaign of this kind
championed their cause when their
T. B. NEUHAUSEN,
Ren Olcott will receive the Republican nomination for and hope for sucess,” said Mr. Ol Keep n-telegraphin’ Stockholm
That they’re lickin’' us ag'in,
welfare was in jeopardy.
cott when asked about his campaign
governor Friday and tho we regret to lose his efficient methods.
Championing the causee of the
“ With hut one exception, Then’s th’ tipie you’ll ketch me
services as secretary of state, Oregon needs him in the I have not a paid campaign worker
Oregon farmers, Senator McNary
procured for them a primary wheat
governor’s chair where he can apply the same methods in the entire state. Tins worker, Fer a place of cheer I know;
market, saving thereby several mil
who recently volunteered his ser Where th’ fightin' feelin’ iiits you
in the conduct of that office that he has so successfully vices, is distributing some of my An’ you want to jine an’ go.
lion dollars to the wheat growers
established and maintained in the office of secretary of campaign literature, hut for the It’s a place flint’s dark and smoky, of the Northwest.
Yet th’ sky turns black to blue
Realizing the present Food Con
amount of work he is doing 1 expect
to pay him for Ids time.. He is the When you’re down around th’ depot trol Law fails to fix prices for many
An’ Our Boys are goin’ through.
commodities, Senator McNary has
only exception. A ll the others who
B. F. JONES
Suppose you employed a very capable man for a cer are doing such enthusiastic work Oil, I stand around an’ watch ’em introduced, and is laboring for the
Candidate lor Representative Polk
passage of a bill, striking at profit
Till I conjure in my mind
tain time to do certain work for you and look after your for me nre doing it voluntarily be
and Lincoln Counties, May Pri
eering and fixing prices on the ne
cause they have faith in my ability How each feller there's a hero
interests in another part of the country. Then suppose to serve the state well ns chief ex God lias specially designed.
cessaries of life.
(Paid Advert ¡semen-..)
that about the time the period of his employment expired ecutive. And f do not believe that They must think I ’m kind of cur’ous Senator McNary hns procured:
Government contracts for thé first j
and you had continually heard of the good work he was any other candidate has a greater From th’ way I grin an’ sfare,.
number “ pulling” for him than this But, by gosh, they’re good to look at, time in the state's history for Ore-I CANDIDATE FOR COUNTY JUDGE
doing and he was making a record as a hired man, anoth host of friends of mine.
gon products, such as prunes, de-. I I hereby announce myself a can-
Ain't a yellowhnmmer there!
er fellow comes along and asks for the place, and the Among my most enthusiastic sup Heads up high, forms straight an’ hydrated potatoes and vegetables in didate for the Republican nomina
tion for the office of County Judge
porters are men and women whom 1
second chap entertains you quite lavishly and tells you have never met, as well as my per Fit to robust,
to succeed myself, subject to the
face a million Huns—
he wants to use “ business” methods while working for sonal friends.
These men and Folks, them boys ’ud fight creation ment for army clothing and ship voters at the Primary election to
be held May 17, 1918.
you, are you going to dismiss the old servant who is doing women write while they do not ’Fore they'd ever drop their guns! building and lumbering Industries. Sane business policy, economical,
Senator Mcary was instrumental
know me personally they have j See ’em march along th’ platform,
far more for you than you expected and give the place to watched my record while I have Out to stretch their legs a bit;
in procuring space on British ships but not parsimonious administra
for the shipment of condensed milk tion. Special atention to Probate
the second applicant? Of course not. Senator McNary
| See ’em raid a trainboy’s basket.
and cream from Oregon conden- Court..
state and are pleased with it and
has done more for Oregon during the short time that he want me to give the state the same
E. C. KIRKPATRICK.
Laugh and joke an’ poke encli other
threatened t h i s
industry was (Paid Adv.)
In* has been working for the state than any other con kind of a business administration in In a joyful, hoyful way,
Yet each knows lie'll soon he sailin’
gressional representative we ever had. Tho he has the
" I f I am elected I will owe it all
Senator McNary is working:
Conner for County Clerk
Fer that hell below Calais.
ability to do so, he has not tilled the Congressional Rec to niy loyal friends. 1 know they Skeered?
For prompt payments of allot-
What of? Say, not them
I hereby announce my candidacy
ord with speeches as he lias been too busy doing some expect a lot of me, and it would he
monts to dependent relatives of our | for county clerk of Polk county,
a mighty mean sort of a human be
soldiers and sailors.
subject to the decision of the Re
thing for Oregon and getting results.
ing who would not give in return When th’ kaiser hears they're coinin'
A comprehensive plan for the publican voters at the primary
the best service there is in him.
lie ’ll git skeered to death and quit! utilization of the water power re election to he held May 17, 1918. I
“ And I repeat, without tins host
sources of Oregon.
was iiorn and raised in Polk county
of loyal friends it would be impossi
For the construction of a coast and believe I can successfully per
UNITED STATES SENATOR
ble for me to conduct my sort of a
military highway at Go\«*rnment form the duties of the office.
CHARLES L. McNARY
campaign and hope to win.
GEORGE W. CONNER.
“ As it is I do not have tin* 1 slight 1
(Paid ad. by George W. Conner)
Senator McNary was born on a
est doubt that my friends and I will j
farm in Oregon; reared in the Bap-
By AMELIA JOSEPHINE BURR.
go over tin- top' next Friday. This |
tis t church educated in the public
O f th* Vigilant*«.
conclusion is based on reports which !
SWOPE & SWOPE
schools; worked his way through
Broken with pain and weariness
have been very carefully checked 1
Stanford University; is a lawyer
And sapped with vile disease,
from every county in the state.
and farmer and has been a life
O. F. Building
Back to the land of ruined towns,
“These reports are greater iu num-1
long Republican. He was formerly
Of murdered men and trees.
her and better in tone than reports i
a justice on the Supreme Court and Independence,
Through Switzerland from Germany
I received during either of my pre- j
The trains of wreckage ran,—
ceding campaigns. I found them a ;
And on the French frontier they found
true index of the sentiment in the j
A Red Cross Man.
state Indore and I feel certain they I
equally represent the sentiment in |
And when to what had once been home
the state at this time.”
THE RED CROSS MAN
The Independence N ational Bank
Those haggard exiles came,
Young wheat was green above the scars
Of steel and blood and flame
Round new built houses where once more
The work of life began.
And still they found to welcome them
A Red Cross Man.
There the husband clasped again
The wife he mourned as dead—
The child was on its mother’s breast.
The old were comforted.
What wonder if they hope to find
The Angel of God’s Plan
Who meets them at the heavenly gate
A Red Cross Man I
Restless Old Patriot
(Kansas City Star.)
The old lady who suddenly over
came her religious scruples and be
gan knitting on Sunday “ because
hell would be so full of Germans
there wouldn't be any room for
her,” originally lived in Coffeyville, I Recause United States Senator 1
Kansas, according to the files of this Charles L. McNary has made good
department. But now she is found I he should be nominated to succeed
lo have moved into Texas, Iowa, himself in the Republican Primary
Colorado, Pennsylvania and Oregon, —May 17th.
From the day he became Senator
and only yesterday was living in
Alabama and Illinois at the same he has loyally championed the pro
secution of the war. and during his
A Successful B u sin ess Career of
T w en ty -F iv e Y ears
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