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P O S T .
A S em i-W eek ly New spaper.
T w ic e
a W eek
at Independence, P o lk County,
Tu esday and F rid a y
Entered as second-class matter March 20, 1918, at the postotlice at In-
dependence, Oregon, under the Act oí March 3, 1879.
$1.50 a Y e a r S trictly in A d va n ce; S ix M onths
$1.00; T h ree months 50 cents. A ll subscriptions stopped at expiration.
YANK TELLS OF
This Mag signal is
the Utter “ G T h e
tress wonts the sap-
ply shop fo send oeer
Uncle Sam w ill Hand Him
Real GRAVELY Chewing Ping
In a Pouch from Yon
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.
0™ Of Pershing’s Veterans Re
lates His Experiences.
Give any man a chew of Real Gravely Plug, and
he will tell you th a t’a the kind to «end. 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.
C LY D E
T. E C K E R , Editor.
CHAMPION HOARDER OF THE UNITED STATES
ILL EAGER FOR THE FIGH
flavor—improve your smoke.
G L A D Y S NO L O N G E R LU C E
Announcement was made today o f the marriage o f Miss
Gladys Luce, a Mahnnov township school teacher, to
Corporal Marvin .Jones.
NO B A N ON M USH
A Quenemo girl with a lover in France says she doesn’t
care what non-essentials the censor cut out o f “ his” let
ters, now, because they dare not cut out the mush. Mush,
she lias discovered, is on Mr. H oover’s approved list.
MBS. O CCY W A T T L E S H A S B E G U N A SOCK
Mrs. Occv W attles has begun a sock for a soldier, which
like the war, will hi finished someday. Then, she says,
she will begin on tin other s o c k for the next war.
T H E B U TC H E R B U S IN E S S IS GOOD IN K. C.
It is assumed that tl io Kansas City butcher whose safe
was robbed of $600 tin other dav made it back earlv the
M A Y B E . A L L IT W A S W O R TH
An Idaho bridegroom asked the officiating minister
after the ceremony how much he owed him. The minister
replied, “ Oh, whatever you think it ’s worth.” So the
bridegroom gave him a dime.
■ — x—
O. W H E R E IS T H A T BO Y T O N IG H T !
Where is the boy who hunted about town for l bolt
stretcher and a sawdust pump?
W H E N E X P L O R IN G IS E X P E N S IV E
(Pittsbu rg Leader.)
A Missouri livery stable keeper put his hand in a mule’s
mouth to see how many teeth the mule had. The mule
closed his mouth to see how many fingers the man had
and the curiosity of both man and mule was satisfied.
QUICK! QUICK! WHAT POES THE H. STAND FOR?
There is a man at Poison, Montana who writes his name
H. Shure Poppin.
SEN D Y O U R FR IE N D IN T H E tJ. S. S E R V IC E
A POL'CH OF G R A V E L Y
Sergeant, Wounded in France and
valided Home, Gives an Account of
the Trip of First American Contin
gent to France and of Their Entry
Into the Trenches— Describes Artil
lery Fire and Gas Attacks.
Dr. Francis T. Nash, medical director U. S. navy, and
ili« wife, Caroline, well known in Washington society, are
under indictment by the grand jury in the District of
Columbia on a charge of hoarding food.
Sergt. Floyd M. Clark, wounded in
The following foodstuffs, soaps and fats were found ¿it France and invalided home to Fort
the .Nash home by federal officers: 2200 pounds of granu McHenry hospital, told the story o f the
men General Pershing led to France as
lated sugai,595 pounds of blown sugai, Id pounds of pow- tjje vangUur(j o f me American expedi
dered sugar, 0 3 7 pounds of Domino sugar, 122 pounds o f tionary force,
ham, 185 pounds of strip bacon, 387 tins o f sliced bacon, “ I enlisted at Fort Slocum, New
Vork, and In June, 1914, I went down
07 tins of roast beef, 58 tins o f corn beef, 10 tins o f corned to Galveston and was signed In with
beef hash, 50 tins of dried beef, 05 tills of OX tongue, 552 the Twenty-second infantry. It was
the way down that 1 got acquaint
pounds of substitute lard, 30 tins of Wesson oil, 29 pounds on
ed with ‘Duck’ Smith. H e’s on the
o f cotton seed oil, 48 quarts of olive oil, 138 cans of sar books now as Sergt. Merle C. Smith
dines, 48 cans of Hake fish, 1 can o f tuna fish, 12 cans of from Dubois, Pa., which is out near
But he’s got such short
deviled sardines, 0 glasses o f codfish, 77 cans o f salmon, legs that we Just natcherally called
2 cans syrup, 35 cans o f molasses, 5 cans o f German sau him ‘duck.’ H e’s the best pal a man
sage, 2 cans o f lima beans, 25 pounds of lima beans, 3 jars ever had. H e’s got a heart of gold
and from the very first off w e’ve shared
of apple butter, 6 jars of maraschino cherries, 5 pounds of ind shared alike. And he Is sure some
black beans, 8 jars of mince meat, 43 cans o f string beans, talented. H e’s a natcheral born musi
Boy, you should hear ‘Duck
lOti cans of string beans, 300 cans of Campbell’s soup, 192 cian.
blow a bloody cornet. H e can play
cans of Franco-American soup,27 cans o f Royal baking any Instrument he can pick up. It don’t
powder, 112 cans o f French peas, 95 cans o f sifted peas, make any difference what the instru
ment Is, give him five minutes and he
80 cans o f asparagus, 40 cans o f impittjed mushroons, 9 begins to get real music out o f It.
cans o f asparagus tips, 2 bottles of cordial, 1 case o f Great “ H e’s always got a guitar with him
W estern champagne, I case of Italian wine, 0 quarts of »nd he knows all the music there Is,
all them deep Spanish songs you hear
whiskey, 48 quarts of California brandy, 84 quarts of down on the bonier and a whole string
sherry, 1 can G. W . coffee, 12 bottles of anchovies, 13 cany of ‘Blues.’ By the time he gets through
o f Russian caviar, 138 pounds o f coffee, 39 cans o f Old with the Frltzies he’ll know all the
music In Europe, too.
Dutch Cleanser, 80 cans o f California peaches, 11 cans of “ Along In 1916 they organized the
Van Camp milk, 137 cans of Eagle milk, 100 cans o f corn, Thirty-fifth regiment and 20 o f us were
taken from each company o f the Twen
20 cans o f candles, 57 cans o f Spanish peppers, 50 pack ty-second,
to help make it up. Then,
ages of gelatine, 953 pounds o f rice, 2 pints of Solarine, 0 In the spring o f 1917, we were trans
cakes o f Bon Am i, 09 glasses of Beach Nut jelly, 5 glasses ferred to the Eighteenth regiment and
I went In the headquarters company,
currant je lly ,5 pounds o f imported tea, 29 pounds o f black i was made a sergeant Just before we
tea, 12 jars o f Libby jam, 5 cans o f cove oysters, 2 pack started across.
ages o f macaroni, 68 bags of salt, 150 pounds of loose salt, “ In May the word went around that
we were at w ar strength and from
25 pounds of powdered cocoa, 22 pounds o f B aker’s choco that time on we were getting the hot
late, 3 gallons of maple syrup, 86 cans o f tomatoes. 8 sews every day that we were going
or that we were going to be
packages of spagheti, 12 cans of talcum powder, 36 cakes across,
moved North, or were going to San
o f shaving soap, 1 box Babbitt’s soap, 2 boxes Iv o ry soap, Francisco or some other place.
Goes “Over There."
2 eases Naptha soap, 6 dozen assorted can goods, 4 bottles
“ But nothing happened until the
of pickles, 12 bottles o f honey, 3 cans o f potted ham, 6 cans first week In June, when we got the
o f Rex ham, 6 cans o f boned chicken, 1 box o f olive soap, irder to pack up. The dope was that
30 pounds o f gum drops, 20 pounds of chocolate candy, we were going Into camp at Gettys-
ourg or at Syracuse. Nobody I knew
186 pounds of assorted soap , 12 cakes of Sapolio, 30 had a hint that w e were going across.
pounds of assorted candy, 1 case pickles, 7 pints o f grape Of course, everybody wanted to go
but if they had let out where
juice, 8 bottles of ale, 38 cans California pears, 23 pounds across,
we were going it would have got
of prunes, 47 cans o f beets, 2 cans o f W . B. cocoa, 32 cans around In no time.
of apricots, 30 cans o f deviled ham, 34 dozen orange, “ W e had a fine train with Pullman
cars, they sure gave us a fine trip.
marmalade, 38 cans o f pineapple, 16 boxes toilet soap, 90 In France you’re lucky to get a ride
cans o f spinach, 12 cans o f cherries and 975 pounds of n a freight car. W e went along easy
ind stopped In a lot o f small towns.
JELLY, JUICES AND JAM
if you smoke a pipe, slice Gravely with your knife
and add a little to your smoking tobacco. I: will give
Dealers all around here carry it in 10c. pouches. A 3c.
stamp will put it into hu hands in any Training Camp or Seaport
o f the U. S. A . Even “ over »here” a 3c. st.'.mp will take it to
him. Your dealer will supply envelope and give you official direc
tions how to address it.
P. B. GRAVELY TOBACCO COMPANY, Danville, Va.
T h e P a te n t P o u ch k ee p » it F reeh a n d C le o n a n j G oo d
—I t im n o t R e a l G ra v e ly w ith o u t th :e P r o te c t.a n a c u l
E stab lish ed 1 8 3 1
Iment was sent up In the first relief.
My battalion was chosen from the reg
iment. W e had about 5,000 men going
up the first time. W e took up u front
about a mile long.
“ Well, there was some groaning
when we found what kind o f trenches
they had handed us. They had mud
up to your shoetops and they were
lousier than a cuckoo. We went in at
night and spent the first few hours
getting our dugouts fixed up.
“ This first trip in the trenches was
only for ten days. But we were glad
to get the rest, when It came time for
us to be relieved.
We wanted the
chance to get a bath.
“Our trenches were only 800 yards
away from the Frltzies and we could
see them fine. During our stay In there
we got a chance to try some shoot- j
Ing, but there wasn’t much doing ex-.
cept the shelling from the German
In th a t!
t — — In
* '- * our
* - "“ battalion
stay we lost sixteen men killed and
wounded. T w o o f them were killed
by snipers’ bullets and the other seven
by artillery fire.
“ Well, w e went back to our billets
Com ing F o r the R id e
in trucks and it was while we were
back there that I got shot In the foot
(From the Stars uml Stripes.)
when a rifle went off. It blew a hole
History relates that
In my foot. Something got Into It
and it don’t seem to heal very fast. There was a young fellow named
They cut off my little toe, took out
the bone and used the toe to plug up Who once at a funeral was spied;
the hole. I guess It will do fine If It
When asked who was dead
don’t grow a toenail on the bottom of
He just nodded, and said:
“ 1 don’t know; I just came for the
Leaving out ttie many-intention-
ed and loyal people who have come
They Can Sew and Are Being Taught
to do real good practical work over
Red CroM Work.
here, it seems to us that a good
Seemingly sane seamstresses o f sen
sible sewing circles sometimes say se many of our fellow countrymen—
most of them in cit’s clothes, soma
verely silly sentences.
But don’t you dare make that as- in skirts, and some even in ktiaki—
portion in the presence o f a certain “just came for the ride."
Rewing circle at room 300, Mason
What they are doing over here is
building. Los Angeles, fo r although not beyond us. They speak vaguely of
single member o f the class would
“ uplift,” of investigation," of “co
hear you. they would all understand
ordinating branches,’ ’ and some
what you said.
The society referred to Is the Auxil even more brazen speak of “getting
iary o f the Red Cross fo r the Hard of atmosphere;" nothing more. Some
Lota Their Curiosity.
Hearing, a class which has Just been —we will let the reader guess the
“ It's a funny thing about that shell-. organized entirely o f deaf women who gender—are so naive as to exclaim:
Ing. About the first day we were duck are engaged In making sponge wipes, “ Why, didn’t you know that France
ing all the time. Whenever we heard compresses and other surgical necessi is all the rage this year? Everybody
shell come over w e all wanted to ties for the Red Cross.
is coming over!”
know where It struck. A fte r about j
And Oh* Did.
If that “everybody” referred to
the first day we got so used to it that
This story comes from the fron t: the millions of the National Army,
w e’d never even look around to see
In a certain town In France two
all would be well; but we rather
where it went. Most o f the shelling French girls boarded a tramcar where
was done early In the morning or late in was seated a British colonial sol imagine that the young lady—you
in the e> entng. A t first, the most of dier, who happened to be a military guessed it—who employed the word
had reference to “ everybody worth
us had the shakes somewhat.
fe lt all qulvery all over and yon
For some minutes the girls conjec while” or “everybody in our set.”
couldn’t stop, no matter what you tured as to what the “ M. P.” on his Now, while "everybody worth while”
arm brassard might mean. They fail or “everybody in our set" have their
“ Our dugouts had little French ed to arrive at any satisfactory con uses—when in khaki, toting a gun
stoves In them. Them French stoves, clusion. however, so eventually one of or an automatic, or (in the case of
ain’t no good. O f course, we used 'em | them plucked up courage and, smil
the ladies) working in hospitals or
and sometimes they did pretty w e ll.' ing sweetly, asked:
cantens—we don't see how they can
The trouble was that the smokestack
“ Qu-est-ce que e’est, m’sleu?”
has to be run out the door o f the dug-
“ Oh. th a t!’’ answered the unverac- he so useful if they approach the
in that spirit. People who
out, and when the wind blows that t lous Tommy,
It means 'Mam’selle war
come over to France without defin
way It blows the smoke right back Promenade.’ *’
Then, making good his opportunity ite, concrete, telling work planned
Into the trench.
“ It was pretty wet and uncomfort-! with true colonial enterprise, he add out ahead of them.people who mere
able a lot o f the time, but, boy, I want ed: “ W ill you?”— Pearson’s Weekly. ly drift over here because they have
to tell you, I ’d rather he In the trench-,
the drifting money and because “ its
LO N E S O M E MAN.
es any day than drilling.
the tiling to do," are really hinder
“ The only time I ever came real near
The lonesome man, who is not love^
ing the cause more than they are
to getting hurt on that first trip up was
For whom nobody caree—
the evening before the day we were I W ho never has been turtle-doved
Nor lectured on the stairs;
We are cheerfully foregoing a lot
relieved. A wagon drawn by m ules.
Oh, what must bs ills lonesome state
They never stopped In the big places; was brought up to take away a lot of
of expected parcels from home be
Wrhose pillow is a stone.
>ve went through most of them nt eats we hadn’t used and I had a de
cause we are told that they take up
Who staggers on to meet his (ate,
Finally, we got to Hornell, N. tail o f seven men out to load the wug-
Unguided and alone.
too much space in the ships destin
?. And that was where we got the on. W e had the wagon almost load
ed to bring men, steel, beef and the
The bachelor—that human crab
The word came around ed when the shells began to come over.
W ho goes through life a-scowl,
other rock-botom essentials of war
:hat orders had come to hold up the But they were going over our heads
Who at a fleeting Joy may grab
over to us. It doesn’t add to our
To drop It with a growl.
rains because the ships had not reach and we didn’t pay much attention.
fellow all alone who wends
cheerfulness to see our forfeited ship
'd their docks. Then we knew we
Then M ajor Duke came along in
His way to anywhere.
space taken up by a lot of folk who
were going over, and, boy. I ’m telling the trench not a great ways front us j Counting some noees as his friends.
Though nons of them may care.
you there was some cheering.
“just came over for the ride.” ,
and he yelled o u t: ‘You boys better
"W e went on bonrd about eleven come out o f that. One o f those shells
[The Stars and Stripes is publish
The lonesome man, sad Is hit loti
» ’clock at night, and that same night w ill fall short pretty quick.’
ed in France by American soldiers.]
Cheap is his poor estata
ive started out, but were later held up
“ W ell, we only had a few more boxes
for several days. I don't know what to put on and I says, ‘Throw on the
tvp were waiting for, but when we rest lively, boys, and beat it.’
started out we had a convoy o f war
Just about then old Frltzie sends
ships. In' our company we had a Dan one over.
fo u know you can hear
ish lad whose father was a sea -cap them cornin’, and you can tell Just
tain. This Dane kid had been In ev about where they w ill land from the
ery port in the world. Just as soon sound. I knew this shell was going
as he saw the port he says: ‘W e are to come near fo r it sounded loud. I
going into the port o f ----- . That had kept my uniform pretty clean and
didn’t mean much to us, but ho told when I heard that shell, I sure did
us It was in France.
hate to throw myself flat In that mud
“ W ell, boy, I wnnt to tell you It Is
e were standing In.
the prettiest place In the world. It
Takes a Chance.
looks Just like a picture, a handpnlnted
W ell, I took a chance and didn't
I picture. It Is the prettiest town I fa ll flat. I bunkered down and so did
ever wnnt to see.
the rest of the bunch. The shell ex
“ W e were at that enmp fou r#en
ploded right over our heads about
day and while we did quite a ^ot o f 25 feet In the air, I guess. Something
drilling, we got liberty to go back to
hit tne on the head and knocked me
the town, and we began to learn their over and my tin hat fell off.
They wouldn't let us spent!
“ I grabbed the hut and we beat it
much money and at that time they
fo r a dugout. The driver o f the V.ag-
didn't know how much money we got,
on beat us In. though. H e sure hnd
so prices were cheap.
the shakes fo r a minute. I looked at
Into tha Trenches.
my hat and It had a big dent In It
“ W ell, w e got the kinks out o f our
where a piece o f shrapnel struck. Tw o
selves during the two weeks we stayed
other men in the detail, messengers,
at that camp. I guess there must o f
had holes cut in their blouses by fly
been more men coming over, because
ing bits o f the steel, but none o f us
one night we gets the word to be
I were hurt. Boy. I sure was tickled
ready to move on the next day. They
j when I found I wasn’t hurt none. The
moved ns In box cars. W e were two
: luck o f It was that It busted so high
days and two nights on the road and
in the air that the bullets had kind of
must have gone about 450 miles; it
, . lost their power when they hit us.
was a swell trip, The country looked Qne o f U)e four mule9
on the com-
great at that time o f the year and we
i hat wagon was h it One o f his fore
were loaded down with flowers all the ;
legs was broken and we had to shoot
"W e went Into camp a t ----- , which
“ It was the first trip np for that
U about four miles behind the front
i guy that was driving the mules and
line trencher W e were billeted In
you should have heard him swear
barns and stables from Saturday nntil
when he found out he was all righ t
Monday night, when we took oar first
“ W e had one gas attack. H a lf the
trick In ths trenches.
men were on guard and half asleep
was feeling fine and they all wanted to
when the patrol runs In and wakaa ns
gat a chance at fighting right away.
np and makas ns pat on oar masks.
Thera were four regiments la our T w o o f oar men ware knocked out by
f e e wd tag ooa battalion from sack rag-
the gns. bat they recovered.
CLASS FOR DEAF WOMEN
W ho never Alls a family pot
Nor shakes a furnace grate!
And yet—somehow he seems to be
Perhaps he's not so lonssome as
W e think he Is. at that!
W h ere A n sw er M igh t Be Found
Highway Engineer Nunn assured
the commission that he can lay a
pavement equal to any patented
Hadn’t Seen It.
pavement at less cost, « 1 11(1 the com
W lfey— I tell you It takes a smart
mission has authorizd him „U> go
person to get the best o f me.
Hubby— I don’ t know. What Is the ahead. Why was this not done at
tIre very start? Other states have
best o f you?
laid first class unpatented pave
ments. and Oregon had only to fol
“ Would you reform a man to re low’ their example.—Portland Tele
“ Not If I could get a man who
The answer to this question might
didn’t need reforming.”
lie found in knowing who own the
control of the stock in the Warren
"Money Is the root of all evil."
Company. — Benton
“ That’s not the worst o f It. It 1*
the hardest o f all roots to get to County Courier.
The Independence National Bank
A Successful Business Career of
INTEREST PAID ON TIME
Officers and Directors
H. Hirschberg, Pres. « • D. W. Sears, V. P.
W. S. Kurre, Cashier
W. H. Walker
I. A. Allen
O. D. Butler