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(TWICE A WEEK.)
(TWICE A WEEK.)
REGISTER THIS WEEK'
One of the most spectacular events of history will take
place next Saturday, June 8, between 3:30 and 4:30 in the
afternoon. In this section, the eclipse will lack but a
small percentage of being total. The “ total” belt thru
the United States is a strip about forty miles wide start
ing near the mouth of the Columbia river and going
diagonally across the continent to Florida.
It will be so dark during the eclipse as to necessitate
the “ lighting of the lamps” ; chickens will go to roost;
cows meander toward the milking place. There is some
thing about an eclipse that gives humans the “ creeps”
and it is always the occasion for a number of sects to pre
dict the end of the world.
T h ere
will not be another phenomina like it for 99
years and for those beholding its grandeur, it will be the
thrill of a life time.
A rather interesting article written hv the well known
astronomer, William A. Luby', is published on page two
of this Post.
A thrilling story of
the pillaging of Belgium
as told by a young Prus
sian officer who partici
pated and who, escaping
after the battle of Mons,
made Ills way to Amer
ica and is now registered
as an alien enemy.
Be Sure to Read This
In This Newspaper
POLK COUNTY’S SHARE OF
JUNE DRAFT FORTY ONE
During the five day period be
June 2i and 2!) Oregon will
ORIGIN OF MANY MYSTERY
APPLES GIVE W AV TO
Dallas, June 3— (Special)—Rig
send 2309 men to the national army.
WHEAT NEAR DALLAS
Moses and little fishes what is the
Of these 2000 will go to the various,
Democracy of Polk county to do?
Salem—Progress made iu con
the last camps, not yet designated, and 309
Dallas-t-Peter Springer, who sev- j -pi,,, heretofore official organ, “ the
struction of the new Willamette month, as indicated by clippings of w ill be sent to schools, where they
ral months ago, bought the 200-acre ollly Democratic paper in Polk
will lie qualified for places on the
ranch of Ewing Brothers located a eounty” has boldly proclaimed right river bridge between Marion and items from the newspapers, reveal front and behind the lines which
short distance from this city, has next to a column of pure reading Polk counties at Salem indicates
require skillled men.
grubbed out about 00 acres of the matter that it will not toot its horn that the bridge w ill he completed concerning the destruction of farm
This is Oregon's quota of the
fine apple orchard on the place and for certain Democratic county candi--Lahead of schedule time, possibly by
612,053 men who are included in
sown the ground to wheat. The dates this year. There w ill be Dem the middle of July. Dedication of says State Fire Marshal Harvey the second call. These men are
Ewing apple orchard, consisting of os on the official ballot for judge, the new structure is to he on an
being supplied at the rate of about
100 acres, was considered one of the clerk, sheriff, commissioner, repre elaborate scale, mulct; the direction “ And only an unknown percentage 300,000 a month and it is likely that
best cared for orchards in this part sentative and surveyor and rumor of Willamette chapter, Hod Cross.
July and August will also see Ore
of the state. Mr. Springer, who has it strongly authentic that three A committee on program, consisting given publicity thru the medium of gon sending about 2000 men to the
comes from Eastern Oregon, has had of them are not slated to be helped of citizens of both counties, 1ms been
"Many of these farm houses wore army.
very little experience with orchards over the hill by the official organ of appointed.
Folk county will furnish tl men
insured Those that were iiisin
and believes that wheat would lie-a the principles of Jefferson and Jack-
the June rail.
etl covered by a small percentage of
better paying crop than the apples. son. The official organ is all “bet HUGH MILLER SEES PLACES
About 10 acres of the orchard has up” over something, no Democrat
^J/n; every lire, and cureful investi-
been spared for home use.
appears to know whtat. Then nun-,
gilfidli“leads fo file conclusion that
or strongly authentic again has it
Cambridge, Mass., May 26,
in the ma jority of these farm houses
that the three, who have suddenly
1918—Dear Mother—Today F the fires started from defective Hues
ODD FELLOWS GIVE BROTHER
A ROUSING FAREWELL been found wanting, are not dispos went out to a big government arse and sparks upon the roof and could
ed to crawl around'and oil up tin' nal near here. It must he-a mile long
have been avoided
place and spread any salve
Thirty Odd Fellows went to the j
and just built since the war began.
"The washing of the rains upon
House home, south of Independ-I where the sore is.
You may believe it is well guarded the roofs create a settlement of Rust
ence, Friday night plentifully sup- j The Polk county Democracy en I couldn’t get permission to go thru like wood particles in the cracks
plied with refreshments and gave masse will he without newspaper it. Later my room mates and I went and at the ends of the shingles. Dur
their brother and honored member, support this fall, tho rumor strong out to Lexington and Concord. ing (lie dry weather, this lint or
Howard A. House, a rousing fare ly has it for tho third time that First, we saw the old inn where a other substance becomes dry and
well reception as the young man | fhe youngster. The Post, looks very British officer stopped the evening easily ignited. The best remedy for
departed the following day for Camp affectionately upon at least three of before tin1 battle of Lexington and the elimination of this spark hazard
Lewis where he took up the patri the six. My isn't it awful cruel for Concord. In this inn while at din is to sweep tin* roof or paint it.
otic duty of an American soldier. the official organ to publicly pro ner he was stirring his punch and
“ If every farmer will examine the
Howard i,s the first member of Val claim that it proposed to play with remarked that in just such fashion, Hues of his building carefully, he
ley Lodge to enter the service.
would he stir the blood of the1 Yan will find much need for correction of
kees that night. I later saw the old defects and improvement which, if
North bridge where the Yankees followed out, w ill regulate the draft
WILLAMETTE VALLEY WHEAT
O. P. HOFF IS NOMINATED
BADLY BITTEN BY APHIS “fired the shot heard around the and avert disaster and consequent
FOR STATE TREASURER
world." A statue of the Minute Man regrets.
As long as people persist
Portland—Severe damage m the is now erected at the place where in building brick flues on brackets
O.P. Hoff has won the Republican
nomination, for state treasurer over wheat crop of the Willamette valley the shot was first fired. Across the fires from this source will occur.
T. G. Ryan by 118 votes. Hoff be is reported in private advices re bridge is the grave of of tint British The constant vibration of a house
longs to the progressive wing of the ceived by the Journal from its spec troops who fell there. It is decor from flic moving of furniture, clos
party and it is believed he will side ial crop correspondents. The im ated with flowers today. I even saw ing of doors, gusts of wind, etc.,
with Secretary of State Oleott on the ages of the aphis is said to he un a’ bullet hole in an old house which jars flic chimneys on brackets and
slate bord of control, leaving Gov dermining the entire fall wheat crop has stood since the first battle of the produces defects which, in turn, are
ernor Withyeombe in the minority. in several sections of the valley and Revolution. Just to the left of the responsible for the destructive fire of
Present State Treasurer Kay has •already the damage is said to lie old North bridge is the home of ‘unknown origin.’
“Stovepipes prbjeeting thru wood
Hawthorne. I also saw the homes
joined with Withyeombe.
of Whittier ifnd Louisa M. Aleott. en partitions are a constant menace
Later,a little girl guided us thru and the source of many regretahle
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“Sleepy Hollow” where we saw the and preventable fires. As an ef
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last resting pluses of Whitier, Haw fective means of preventing this use
thorne, Aleott and some lesser ce less waste and destruction of farm
lebrities. The Boy Scouts of Con property, an especial appeal is here
cord are always on the alert to show by made to the farmers to make
an uniformed man about. At Lex careful and tlioiA inspection of their
ington ou our way hack to Cam houses and buildings and head the
bridge we saw the spot where fire demon off by removing the pos
twelve hundred minute men under sible source and cause.
Colonel Parker met and held the
British after they had driven the LINN COUNTY TEACHER IS
Yankees hack from Concord, and the
is approaching and the far-sighted housewife
( llarrislairg Bulletin.)
as the British officer had predicted.
will this year above all others buy her require-
| I assure you I have improved my A pretty young Linn county !
| stay here in viewing historical school teacher told in strict confi
dence the other day to her liestchum
Too, I must tell you about a little the following inchiedi: “ I was try
W e advise that you do not delay in buying all
ing to teach little Tommy to spell
of the jars that you need as a traveling sales-
| woman whom I met at the Y. M. C. and
pronounce tie- word ‘feet*. Aft- j
A. last week. She was so much like
man told us that only about ten per cent of the
■ Aunt Jennie Johnson that I was er many friais I succeeded in teach
glass factories in the United States are run-
■ startled. She was leaving the fol ing him to spell it hut to save my
lowing/ day for France ns a Red life I could pot teach him to pro
ning. We have quite a generous supply on
" Cross ifUrse and you may believe nounce the word. In despair I said,
she was popular with the fellows. 'Now, Tommy,what is it that a cow
hand and are selling Mason’s for—
It is the finest of our young women has four of, and of which I have
dozen ■ who are going to France.* The time only two?’ The answer was prompt,
Q u a rts.............................
" of test shows up the true quality the pronunciation perfect, lint oh, it j
and sham so rampant ord’ narilly was unexpected, and I wished the
$1 25 dozen
and leaves us all in our nakedness floor would open and swallow me up
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dozen | so that all may see us as wit are. jto hide my ernharnssment as the
So far as I know there is no dearth entire school tittered at Tommy's
" of candidates for the Bed Cross. The unexpected reply.“
American women at least do not
Oregon Summer Beet
have to he drafted.
Virginia Southern says that Ore-
I am enclosing herewith the first
gon's has 'em all heat.
(Continued on' Page 3.)
ik im im 1« ia 1« i:a i a i mnara n m i i.Bia :■ : ■ »■ i v a i ■ nan
The Huns have brought the war to
America. Their submarines have
appeared on the Atlantic sea coast
and made their presence known by
sinking a number o( America ves
sels. As yet no large ships or trans
ports have been sunk. It is sur
mised that the enemy is attempting
to force the return of America’s
fleet from European waters.
The Huns have been checked on
the West Front.
ROY WHITEAKER LIKES IT
FINE IN SUNNY FRANCE
On Active Service with the
A in e r i c a n E x p edit ¡unary
Force, May 2, 1918—Mr. Ecker—Wo
are still doing military police and
all well that I know of. We like it
tine. The largest Y. M. C. A. in
France is here at tjiis place.
There are about twelve Y\ M. G.
A. girls here from the states and are
doing wonderful work. They enter
tain the soldiers. Games are played
at night and mountain trips and
boat riding.iu the day time.
Wo are located on the largest lake
in France. I have noticed that tho
French people are very friendly.
The women and girls do all the
work now. ,\ll farm work is done
by oxen. All French soldiers we see
All French people
think we are rich. They have got
another guess a coming.
W e have fine weather now and
everything is in bloom. We buy all
our tobacco at the Y. M G. A. as the
stores do not sell it.
ROY W HITEAKER
(The censor got busy with tho
scissors.and left a large portion of
Roy’s'lettcr in France.—F.d. Post.)
JOHNSON & COLLINS
Eclipse On Saturday | Confessions WAR IS BROUGHT
Will Be Wonderful of a German j
I. M SIMPSON
I. M. Simpson has received
the nominatioh fgr county com
missioner, the best thing that
ever happened to Polk county
All young men, who have reached , if its voters realize it sufficient
ly to elect him. Polk needs
21 yearS of age since Jqne 5, 1017,
his kind greatly. He is pro
must register for the selective ser-! gressive anti economical and
vice army on next Wednesday, I not a bit of sectional prejudice
June 5. There will be registration i in his make-up. Put Simpson
places in each community. Absence I on the job and you'll always
he pleased that you did it.
from the territory of the home ex
emption hoard and illness, regard
less of its seriousness, will not he
accepted as excuses, and all who fail CORVALLIS IS DEMANDING
to register will he confronted with
LOWER INSURANCE RATE
the penalty of spending a year in
jail. The only ones exempted from
Corvallis—Since the agitation for
registering are t^ose, already in
a mutual insurance company in
some branch of the military service.
Corvallis to carry its own insurance,
Registrants on June 5 will he
the insurance agents-of the county
made the subject of a classification
have sent tin* home companies re
lotery as the first registrants of last
quests for lower rates. All the in
year were, and later will be requir
surance men of the city have joined
ed to fill out the same questionnaire
in tin; requests to the different com
it is said. They will be classified
panies and have sent them data of
and attached to the end of the pres
the low losses^in the city for the
ent list of available men in the
past three years as a basis for lower
classes in which they are placed by
ed rates. The business men of the
their local or district exemption
«■ity are earnestly seeking lower
boards. Thereafter they wil he sub
ject to the same selective service
regulations that have governed the
“OFFICIAL ORGAN” SPURNS
men registered in the first draft.
PART OF COUNTY TICKET
TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 1918.