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T H E
P O L K
C O U N T Y
A Semi W eekly Newspaper.
T w ice
a W eek
at Independence, P olk County, Oregon, on
Tuesday and Friday
Entered as second-class matter March 20, 1!)18, at the postoffice at In-
dependence, Oregon, under ♦ tie A ct of M arch 3, 1879.
I BELIEVE IN THE
Uncle Sam w ill Hand Him
Real GRAVELY Chewing Ping
In a Pouch from You
By Jesse Lynch Williaim of the
The U. S. Mails will reach any man in
Uncle Sam’s Service. When you send him
tobacco, let it be good tobacco—tobacco
worth sending all that long way—the flat,
compressed plug of Real Gravely.
Have you read “The American’s
Creed,” that quintessence of American-
Subscription Rates: $1.50 a Year Strictly in A dvan ce; Six Months : isin, in 100 words, by William Tyler
$1.00; Three months 50 cents. All subscriptions stopped at expiration.
Page? The creed that won the $1,000
prize ouf of 2,000 competitors?
Well, if you have not. you must. And
CLYDE T. ECKER, Editor.
if you have, you have not done enough.
You should learn It by heart. Every
child in the country should master it
PERTINENT HOT W E A TH E R AD VICE
like the multiplication table. It will
| do far more good and, incidentally, it
Give any man a chew of Real Gravely Plug, and
he will tell you that*» the kind to tend. Send the best!
Ordinary plug is false economy. It costs less per
week to chew Real Gravely, because a small chew of
it lasts a long while.
If you smoke a pipe, slice Gravely with your knife
and add a little to your smoking tobacco. It will give
flavor—improve your smoke.
S E N D Y O U R FRIEN D IN T H E U. S . S E R V IC E
A POUCH OF GRAVELY*
There are yard» of hot weather advice iuMcted uponj S r . T i T L t U & i S S J *
suffer!lit; humanity, but when the roll is culled and the ! «t every school, it should be recited
, , __
____ . „ u u 'standing as with the Apostles' Creed
returns ¿ire «ill in, none (*< iil stuy in tlie sniiic count\ witii | q some o f our churches.
Here It is. Examine it closely nnd
Summer’s golden rule, “ YY hatever happens, keep coof.
D e a le r * all a rou n d h e r e c a r r y it in 1 0 c . p o u c h e s . A 3c.
s t a m p w ill p u t it in to his h an ds in a n y T r a in in g C a m p o r S u a p o rt
o f t h e U . h . A . L v e n “ ow er t h e r e ’ * a 3 c . sta m p w ill ta k e it to
h im . Y o u r d e a le r w ill s u p p ly e n v e lo p e a n d g iv e y o u o ffi c ia l d ir e c
tion s h o w to a d d re s s it.
P. B. GRAVELY TOBACCO COMPANY. Danville, "a.
P a t e n t P o u c h k e e p s it F r e s h a n d C l e a n a n d G o o d
I t is n o t R e a l G r a v e l y w it h o u t t h i j P r o t e c t i o n o c a /
you will see why It won the prize:
Established 1 8 3 1
‘ UNCLE JOE,” 82, TA L K S OLD AGE STUFF
THE AMERICAN’S CREED:
(From the Congressional Record.)
MR. CANNON. The census repudiates the psalmist’s |
suggestion that threescore and ten is the span o f life for *
by the last census there were more than 2.000,000 people ^
in this country who had passed that age; there were about
half a million who had passed the fourscore; 40,000 who
had passed the age of 00; and nearly 4,000 who had pass
ed the century mark. Physicians say that we are soon,
thru their skill, to live to be lo0 years old. 1 wish to God
they would hurry up. (Laughter.)
“ I believe in the United States
o f America as a government of
the people, by the people, for
the people; whose Just powers
are derived from the consent
o f the governed; a democracy in
n republic; a sovereign nation of
many sovereign states ; a perfect
Union, one and inseparable; es
tablished upon those principles
o f freedom, equality, justice and
humanity for which American
patriots sacrificed their lives and
“ I therefore believe It Is my
duty to my country to love It, to
support its Constitution, to obey
its laws, to respect its flag and
to defend it against all enemies.’’
VENT HATRED ON
Huns Reserve Their Worst for
o’ciocjt at nignt.
“ But 34 men remained on the parade
ground, refusing to make shells to kill
their own people. They were not shot,
but far worse. The officer sent them
into tlie wood and ordered them to be
tied to trees. Some were tied up, cru
cifix fashion; some were hung by oue
leg or one arm; some were made to
stand on stools while their hands were
tied to trees above their heads. Then
the stools were kicked away from un-
der them and they were left hanging
Folks and Foibles
(B y Claude Callan.)
Saturday Dora went along with
Nathaniel to help select his new
suit. W hen he told tlie clerk in
the first place visited what he want-
the clerk sm iled and said, “ You
j w on 't be aide to get anything in a
blue serge for that m oney.” He look
i ed at a num ber o f suits and found
olle that one ttin, suit(l), him but he
TOO HORRIBLE TO PRINT *L
,, get Dorn
.. to suv
, * , she liked
it F inally, when the clerk was sev-
ding them with their bayonets,
“ After a time the German captain eral feet away,Dora said, “ Let’s look
JELLY, JUICES AND JAM
Sentrle* and Guards Encouraged to came round to view his glorious work, som ew here else. You d on ’t have to
Summarily— Prisoners Beat Finding one o f our fellows In a faint, buy here.” The second store they
ing on Bars for Release From Burn he raised his head and punched him ■ went to had a blue serge at the price
OFF FOR TH E FRONT
You see what Mr. Page has done?
ing Cell Are Prodded Back With In the face. Then he ordered him to Nathaniel wanted to pay, but there
(From a popular song.)
You see why this one out o f the 2,000
Bayonets— “ The Tree,” a Form of be cut down, and he fell in a heap on was no vest w ith it, so o f course it
contributed won the prize? Instead of
Goodbye, maw, good bye, paw,
Torture Worse Than Anything thd ground. Left lying there till he w ou ldn ’t do. The clerk got Nathan
attempting to say something “ origin
came to, they tied him up again,
God bye, mule, with yer old hee-haw,
Known to Inquisition.
iel to try on a real pretty coat with
al," the author has done something far
“ After two hours o f this treatment
I may not know what the war’s about,
more important and permanent. He
lovely pockets, and Dora liked it.
Horrible as are many o f the tales the prisoners were marched back to “ It looks nice on him doesn’t it?”
has drawn upon the immortal docu
Put you bet, by gosh, I ’ll soon tind out.
ments known to all o f us, the Declara which have been published o f German
tiie clerk said to Dora but Nathaniel
A n ’, O my sweetheart, don’t you fear,
tion of Independence, the Conatltutlon brutality to prisoners o f war, there food or blankets. For three days this took it off as soon as he saw him
of the United States, the federal oath are many others still more harrow
I ’ll bring you a kiug for a souvenir,
self in the mirror. Tlie clerk tried
of allegiance, Washington’s farewell ing if they could only be printed. And ued. The men were slowly dying of
I ’ll get you a Turk, an’ a kaiser, too,
address, Lincoln’s Gettysburg speech, the worst tales o f all could be told o f agony until we saw there was no use to show him other suits, but after
A n’ that’s about all one feller kin do.
one o f Webster’s speeches, Edward the Hun treatment of naval prisoners. for them to stick to It any longer; so seeing him self in a pretty roat he
was in a hurry to leave the store.
Everett Hale's story, “The Man With Fortunately these prisoners are com we advised them to give in.'
W hen lie and Dora reached the
out a Country,” “The Star-Spangled paratively few In number, but the
GUESS THE NAM E O F 1 THE SM ALL CAR
Brave Action Saved Ship.
Banner,” the army and navy regula Boche hatred o f their enemies vents
street he suggested w aiting until
The driver o f a small car speeded out of a cross street tions, the great seal of the United Itself, for reasons which probably
For devotion to duty In going until som e other time to buy the
and struck the street car squarely amidships. The street States, etc. He has culled from each of seem good to them, in greatest meas through a steam-filled room and by suit, but she said he cou ld n ’t go a n
quick petton saving their ship, Floyd
them and has made a composite, not of ure against the British navy.
other day w ithout one. They got
car conductor yelled at the driver: W hat’s the matter mere
I have been permitted to read some") McCurdy and two sailor mates have
flue-sounding phrases, but of the
some cold drinks and then w ent to
with you If D on’t you know you can’t run under a street fundamental faith, the sacred belief In letters from EngHah seamen which
all that is Implied by the term “ Ameri somehow have escaped the eyes of bottom vaive o f a boiler had been car another store. Nathaniel liked the
car with your top up.”
canism.” It fairly reeks with Ameri the German censors. Some o f the ried away and the engine rooms were first suit he tried on in this store
canism. And yet there Is no biutaat stories one would not dare to quote. stifling with clouds of steam. Through and he w as in a notion o f buying it
spread-eagle Jingoism in this calm con They are horrible beyond description, the efforts o f these men and their when tie saw Dora turn and slow ly
ALL' R E A D Y ! ^L E T ’E R GO!
fession o f faith. It is as dignified as it says a writer In fha fhrw York Her hauling of the fires, serious results walk aw ay from him and the clerk.
weie s verteu.
McCurdy enlisted I d He knew this meant she w ou ldn ’t
is sincere. It Is a notable literary pew ald.
Oh, my throat is full o f tonsils
The filthiest o f stables or vermin in- the navy In 1912 ac Ph.ladeiphla.— live witji
'Qtswvnea, because It is a greet patri
him any longer if he
stic is y iB d o n . Aad a it ie 10® words t fested cow sheds are good enough for Chicago News.
And my lungs are full o f air,
bought the suit, so he said to the
the 'English swine” from the sea.
A teur de force.
You can just leave this suit
My blood is full of corpuscles—
Guards Laugh aa Mtn Die.
Food for Fighters.
The author. It Is interesting to note.
“ You will get a good price for your out. I’ll take it.” W hen he and
Doth red and white are there;
Were it not for the parcels of food
Is a descendant o f a President o f the
Dora left the store they were mad at
United States, John Tyler, and also of sent from England by the Prisoners’ wheat.”
My teeth are full o f bismuth,
“The price isn’t the consideration each other. Neither had done a n y
a signer o f the Declaration of Indepen Aid society they could not possibly
Antimony, lead and tin,
dence, Carter Braxton. He lives In live, and even the best o f that food this season,” rejoined Farmer Corn- thing to hurt tlie other’s feeling,
“ What we’ve got to think but both were mad. She said she
Friendship Heights, Maryland, near often never reaches them. To com tossel.
Put I ’ve squeezed into the Army
Washington. He was born In Fred plain Is to risk punishment for in about Is what we’re liable to get If w ou ldn ’t have tlie suit lie wanted
And the war will now begin.
erick, Maryland, the birthplace of subordination. Sentries and guards we don’t have the wheat and plenty of and he said he w ou ldn ’t wear the
Francis Scott Key, the author of “The are encouraged by their officers to ; It.
one she liked. He said lie w ou ldn ’t
Star-Spangled Banner” and was edu- punish
W H Y , THE IGNORANT TH IN G 1
buy a suit at all and she said she
•ated In Baltimore. This is a curious charge or sending them up for court- PUT END TO ALL TROUBLE
It was not an Independence girl who, when asked to -olncldence
didn’t care w hether he ever bought.
in view of the fact that martial, which is always a farce any- '
buy a smileage book for her brother in France, said, “ No, Baltimore, the birthplace of our na way. And those sentries, who would
Growers' Method Was Drastic,
Putting It in P lain Am erican
tional song, offered this patriotic prize. seem to be men selected for their lack
but There Was Ns Denying Its
1 guess 1 won’t buy any, but it’s great stuff for cattle.”
(W illia m S. McNuttin C ollier’s.)
It is hardly necessary to add that o f feeling, are never slow in taking ad- |
These personal facts were not known vantage of opportunities that present
"1 tell you how it' is. I figure it
until after the award was made.
A L A S! T1S ONLY TO () TRIIE
themselves o f inflicting the most in
The Farmers’ Institute speaker (we that the kaiser just sim ply wanted
All the manuscripts were of course human tortures on their prisoners.
are Informed of this by one who pre to hog the w hole show, see? So he
(W alt Mason.)
Picture a cell catching tire. Picture
fers to hide his went and bullied these Dutchm an
Poets are born, not paid.
Now, Mr. Pnge has done his p a ri the prisoners beating oti the bnrs tyr j
identity u n d e r of his along till they believed an y
Mr. Henry S. Chapin, o f New York, release. And picture the sentry, with !
thing he'd tell ’em, do anything h e’d
.vho suggested the Idea, has done his sardonic
name of X X X X )
M A R IE 'S WORK IS NEVER DONE
ask ’em to do, an ' then he starts in
tart. Mr. Matthew Page Andrews, who through the bars with his bayonet. 1
had spoken at
W ell, lie’s all
■ngineered it, has done his part. The That Is what actually happened to two
some leDgth . on to clean up, see?
Miss Marie Shiftless wo longer lias a minute’s time in -est of us must do our part to make men. And their deaths were officially j
the spraying of wrong, see? He stands for a lot o f
ougli stuff that a reg’lar gu y w on ’t
patriotic effort effectual. With recorded as having been due to as
apple trees. "Of
whicbube can help her poor old mother. She has a pair of this
ill due respect to our youthful train phyxiation.
course,” he con stand for, get m e? So we got to
tall white shoes and a boy friend who is in the army, and ing many o f us were allowed to grow
It recalls a story I recently heard
tinued, “It is nec give him the gate 'Cause if he gits
essary to drive by w ith this stuff o' his, a reg'lur
so for her it is clean shoes all morning and write letters up with the Idea that “ our eountry” in the American Y. M. C. A. Eagle hut, |
meant little more than the plaee where which a wounded Canadian soldier
this material un guy won't have a chance in tlie
all the afternoon.
we happen to live. This mistake must told of a brutal Hun who killed a
der the rough
world any m ore, see?"
never be allowed to occur with another helpless wounded English soldier by ! bark,where the scale lurks.
generation. One does not think of sticking his bayonet again and again course we all have rough bark on our
IN THE LONG TIM E AGO
The German people keep on be-
one’s family merely as the people with into his body, laughing and gloating apple trees.
Is there anyone here
(Tennyson J. Daft.)
ieving tlie kaiser, evidently on tlie
whom one happens to liv e! You "be over the blood as it dripped from the who has no rough-barked apple trees?
theory that som e day lie II slip rfnd
Let’s see his hand.”
Once there was a druggist who did not keep the Sabbath long” to your family, your family be blade.
The naval prisoners o f war are
longs to you. And so with your coun
One pitied the chap who dared to m ake a prom ise tie c<m keep.—Star.
but claimed to keep something .just as good.
try. One reason why this nation has forced to work in coal mines, labor for raise his hand— the poor simp.
been so slow to awaken to its peril which they are totally unfitted. Dis
“ Ah,” said the speaker, “ and would
nnd Its responsibilities Is. or was, our located wrists and broken limbs are you mind telling us Just how you at
FOOLING TH E DOG
SWOPE & SWOPE
deplorable laek of nntloiml conscious not Infrequently the result. But what tained this ideal state of affairs?”
(Lacawanna. Pa., Journal.)
“ No,” answered the tiller of the soil.
ness. We are now, however, at the do the German slave drivers care! The
Mike O ’ Mara lias a new dog. W e asked Mike yester dawn o f a new era. Probably there class o f work, however, to which they “ I cut my apple trees all down.”
I. 0 . 0 . F, Building
day if it was a hunting dog as it came up to us, and Mike is not a man. woman, or child in the
Tlie warm w eather o i the past lew
United States, provided he he in -his Is the making o f munitions. Naturally
in a low voice said: “ Don’t talk so loud; he thinks he right mind, who has not today n dif they rebel. But It is no use! for re- days ought to kill tlie aphis,
ferent feeling, a stronger reaction to fusal means for them one of the most _ _ __________________________
the words, “ my country," than three terrible o f punishments, or tortures—
“ the tree” —a method of crucifixion
or four years ago.
DON'T RE NAME IT— B U R Y IT
It was for the furtherance o f this which recalls the days o f the inquisi
(Kansas Citv star.)
feeling that this project o f an Ameri- tion.
Torture o f “ the Tree.”
Would not those who are trVing to find a new name for can creed whs originated, it was for-
Here is hoe the punishment o f “the
limburgcr cheese be more usetulh engaged it they " e r e i0Dlte- stllt„8 KUTt.rnnu,Qt hy the tree" is described in plain and simple
language in a prisoner’s letter home:
speaker o f the house o f represents'
looking for a nice deep place to bury it?
“ A big party of Uhlans rode into the
tlvea on April 3 and by the United
A Successful Business Career of
States commissioner o f education. If camp and surrounded the men (who
BOTH TRIM M ED
property disseminated the patriotic ef had refused to work on munition mak
fect should be enormous. K might hs ing) and started pushing and shoving
(Fargo, N. D., Courier-News.)
them about, and digging them with
well for the churches to take It up as
Hats, they say, are simply trimmed,
well as the schools. Department stores their rifles. The officer in ohnrge. who
INTEREST PA ID ON TIME
th<su!d be willing to print It In their could speak English, told the men that
advertisements as thsy do appeals for they were only prisoners of war, that
Husbands too, are “ simply trimmed,”
they would have to put up with what
Liberty hoods. It should appear on
theatrical programs, baseball score-
ordered. He gave them five minutes
cards, msgastne covers.
Meanwhile Mr. Charles B. Falls, tba to get to work or he would order them
OVER THE B A R IN MUSIC
H. Hirschberg. Pres.
D. W . Sears, V. P.
Is making dignified decorative to be shot.
A down East Yankee, whose wife dragged him to a re artist
"The men were literally starving, so
border to be reproduced with the creed
all gave In. They were
cital, says that many persons sing in public because they
The Independence National Bank
Officers and Directors
tb®5r are-not allowed toeing at home.
use of actuals and
inarched back to work, which they had
t» do with nothing to eat until eight
W . H. Walker
I. A. Allen
O. D. Butler