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About The Polk County post. (Independence, Or.) 1918-19?? | View This Issue
P O S T .
Published Twice a Week at Independence, Polk County, Oregon, on
Tuesday and Friday
The Oregon Association for the Pre
of Tuberculosis has secured
OREGON NEWS NOTES vention
the appointment of a public health
for Coos county, which county
OF GENERAMNTEREST nurse
is the second one in Oregon to take
It’s the lasting quality and rich
tobacco taste that makes Real
Gravely Chewing Plug cost
you no more to chew than
this step. Jackson county already has
Principal Events of the Week the services of a public health nurse.
Supervisor Cryder of the Umatilla
Entered as second-class Matter March 26, 1918, at the postoffice at In Briefly Sketched for Infor- national
forest has returned from a
dependence, Oregon, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
tour of two weeks over the forest and
mation of Our Readers.
reports the summer range ln»the west
ern part of the forest is so dry that
Subscription Rates: $1.50 a Year Strictly in Advance; Six Months Forest fires are causing great dam already
several bands of sheep have
$1.00; Three months 50 cents. All subscriptions stopped at expiration.
age in logging sections of Coos county. been driven off the forest to the win
Douglas county has about 700 mem ter pasture.
bers of the boys’ and girls’ industrial A “board of instruction,” whose bus
CLYDE T. ECKER, Editor.
iness it is to see that conscripted men
The first public market to be estab leave for cantonments in proper men
“Pat” McArthur has decided to “vot’er dry.’
lished at Marshfield will be built and tal and physical condition, fully ad
opened this month.
vised as to their duties toward the
The state military police is costing government and their families, has
The great obstacle to playing war, the youugstrs report, the taxpayers of the state $21,000 per been appointed by the Oregon City
10c a pouch —and worth it
month for salaries.
is to get sonibody to be the Germans.
With a hot sun and dry wind pre District Attorney Gale S. Hill, of
vailing in western Oregon, danger of Linn county, submitted to the public
P» B . G ravely T obacco C om pany
It looks now that the German army, or whats left of it, forest fires returned last week.
service commission an application on
D anville, V irginia
will be back in Germany by Christmas.
wildcat with her bare hands on the permission of the commission to con
Cado ranch, six miles east of Crane. struct a grade crossing over the track
Southern Pacific company in
America is having difficulty right now in getting enough The third annual field trials of the of. road the district
men into France each month to equal the number of Huns he held in Lebanon on September 15 Out of a total
of 572 accidents re
ported to the state industrial commis
The northwest Methodist Episcopal sion for the w'eek ending August 29,
James W. Foley in the Saturday Evening Post.)
conference, uniting the Columbia, east there were four fatalities. They were:
Certain Republicans and Democrats of more or less Columbia and Montana conferences, John Ryder, Portland, shipbuilding; Green m arried the Widder Brown one day
William Bishop, near Scappoose, log When the checker players was all away
prominence and more or less influence do not concede that was War held activities
N. C. Nelson, Columbia City, And he didn't have nothin' else to do
politics is adjourned, and maybe it isn’t.
Oregon are not to be confined to men. shipbuilding; Fred W. Bradshaw, But m arry her, as he promised to;
And he says to her; "Widder, you'll share my joys
An emergency nurses’ training course Gooch, lumbering.
Big Butte creek as the source of sup And sorrers, 1 reckon, hut them three hoys
The crown prince says an American prisoner told him has The been 23d announced.
annual Astoria regatta, ply and a $1.500,000 bond issue, to be Is you’ll, by gracious—I make no claim
that Alsace is a big lake. The crown prince will learn, if which was held
under the auspices of voted upon September 28, are the rec To them, I tell ye! They got your name;
the Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Shipbuilders' ommendations of the directors of the I’m m arryin’ you, jist you, I be;
he keeps on inquiring, that Alsace in a part of France.
club, was formally opened Thursday. Medford irrigation district, after 11 1 ain’t a-weddin’ no family.”
Printers employed in the state print months’ study of the entire water situ
Mr. Bourne says he may run for senator against Mr. ing office at Salem were granted a ation of the Rogue river valley. The Well, Green he married the Widder Brown,
general increase of 50 cents a day by Medford irrigation district was formed And she had a farm right dost to town;
Chamberlain. He might change his mind if lie would come the
state printing board, as a “war September 15, 1917.
When his health was good he’d work a spell,
back to Oregon long enough to talk with the lot of fellows bonus.”
To be used in improvements on But he wasn’t often a-feelin’ well.
of the O-W. R. & N. Camp Custer, near Battle Creek, Mich., So she run it mostly, with Tom and Joe
who have had similar notions ill the decade that “Our for The the net year income
1917 was $1,141,337, ac 17,000,000 feet of Douglas fir has just And Bill—they handled the rake and hoe
George” lias been old enough to vote.
cording to the annual report the com been ordered by the war department. And plow and harrer and milked the cows,
'any filed with the public service com The orders are to be distributed, as While Green, he traveled between the house
usual, through the fir production And the grocery store where he playd and spent
The Brownsville public library, re board, which maintains headquarters Considerable unearned increment.
(From the Kansas City Star.)
rion of many new volumes, was for gon and Washington.
Well, them Brown boys grew and grew and grew,
General Ludeudorff’s initials are P. O., presumably mally
dedicated and opened to the pub J. M. Cook, of Junction City, is out Nineteen and twenty and twenty-two,
lic last week.
more than $800 and Linn county ahead But all of 'em Browns, not Greens, you know,
standing for Phlicker Out.
The plant of the Everfresh Fruit almost that sum as the result of the ’Cuz Green, he took pains to tell ’em so;
company at Sutherlin, engaged in importation of six suitcases full of Then the w ar come on and they went, all three,
A Young Bridegroom Silent.—Headline.
work upon government contracts, was whisky into Harrisburg. Cook paid a Right outen the Widder’s family;
Young or old, his silence is assured.
destroyed by fire. The loss is estim fine of $500 and costs, and O. E. Trout, They wasn't backward or slow or skeered,
of Corvallis, paid a fine of $250 and Jist kissed the Widder and volunteered,
ated at $30,000.
Wild pigeons are more plentiful in costs. In addition to the fine Cook is And Green come home from checkers and town
When a girl gets Bold of a young man’s heartstrings she Clatsop
county than any season for out $307.50 which he paid for the And nobody home but the Widder Brown.
proceeds to tie them in a beau knot.
the past 10 years. Better protection booze.
for this species of wild fowl has re Chrome and manganese mining in Well, we had a meetin’ the follerin' day,
The crowned heads of Belgium went to England in an sulted
in the increase.
eastern and southern Oregon is one W ith a speaker to speak and a band to play,
Twenty-four forest fires, caused by of the newest industries of the state And flags a-flyin’ and buntin’ too,
airplane. We suppose an ace took the king and queen. lightning,
are raging in the Cascade arising out of wartime needs. Second And everybody a feller knew
to a report in output of chrome of any state, and Was right on deck, and we built a stand
We do not at this moment recall a single instance on received at the according
district forest office .vlth a production of more than one Fer the speaker and parents and choir and band;
record wherein a man peacefully sitting in church on Sun from Forest Supervisor Seitz.
third the output of the entire country, And Green druv in with the Widder Brown—
day morning was run over by a motor car.
The North Bend city council has set Oregon in the last few months has Now Green, of course—druv in to town
October 15 as the date for the holding been making still bigger preparations And hitched his bosses and arched his neck
a special election to submit to the to meet the wartime emergency.
And marched right up on the stand, by heck.
In many families father counts the day till payday, of voters
of the city a number of import Sale of 433,000,000 feet of timber, lo
while mother knows the number of hours between now ant amendments to the city charter. cated on territory covering an area of And he shuck the speaker right by the hand,
and the next sugar day.
There were between 600 and 700 approximately 5860 acres In Alsea and
nodded acrost at the cornet hand,
hunters out in Umatilla county Sep Lake creek valleys in Lane, Lincoln And
iled,at the choir with his chest a-swell
1, for China pheasant shooting, ind western Benton counties, to Alfred And a 3-star
button in his lapel;
Although Berlin lias never ranked at the top among the tember
which is permitted during the week Thomas and E. B. Kingman of Colum- “Our boys is gone,”
he says; “our three
fall season resorts, everybody, including the Germans, under
special permit from State Game . us. Mont., was completed by D. S. R. Tuc right blame outen
seem to be awfully eager to get to it.
Walker and J. Darling of Eugene. The And all of us fellers gasped
In response to a call issued by the consideration is reported to be in the And old Jed Hawkins he says:
librarian, Miss Cornelia Marvin, neighborhood of $600,000. The timber But there was Green, with liis chest
Probably the cooties, like the tactics, are much the a state meeting
held in Albany to con runs almost clear fir.
same in any war. An Eastern Yank writes home that he sider the was
of bringing before The Buchner Lumber company, of
knows now why Napoleon always had his picture taken the people m the atter importance
of estab North Bend, has made application
THE STATE MILITARY
lishing a county library.
through Colonel Disque, of the spruce
with his hand inside liis shirt.
Appointments of postmasters have production division, and Colonel Zlnn,
made in Oregon as follows: We- government engineer, to have the chan
(From the Portland Journal.)
Tli German official reports say the ground so hastily been
naha, Wallowa county, Miss Ruby Bul nel of South Inlet, 12 mile^ west of
evacuated by the boche Tuesday was “was yielded on lard: Alberson, Harney county, Nick North Bend, dredged and improved in Whatever public expenditure is necessary to maintain
Vegtley; Ash wood, Jefferson coun order that a large tract of fine quality order and deal with pro-Germanism in Oregon during the
command of our officers.” On command received on long ty, H. Mrs.
Nenna B. Finnell.
?pruce and fir timber owned by the war should be «applied. Whatever sacrifice m«ay be neces
distance telephone, then, evidently.
The public service commission was company may be opened up and util sary to back up the fighters should be made.
notified by H. Htrschberg, of Independ ized for airplane and ship material.
Perhaps at the time it was authorized a state military
Another striking difference between American and ence,
that the Independence ft Mon
The maximum price for the fall
mouth road would cease operation Sep catch of salmon on the Columbia river police was both advisable and necessary. The federal or
English newspapers just at this time is that the English tember
disposing of its has been fixed by the national food ganization was not so complete then. Pro-Germanism
papers are replete with accounts of men who were lined equipment 1, the and company
administration, according to an an
for fooling with the price of common necesssities.
Clyde Rhodes, a well-to-do farmer, nouncement received by W. B. Ayer, was bolder then. I. W. W.ism was more in evidence then.
But things h.ave changed. It is a change that raises the
was found dead at the gate of his farm state food administrator, as follows:
The Deutsches Zeitung calls the present German strae- in Sams valley, six miles north of Gold Chinook salmon, from date to Septem query whether it is necessary, as is proposed, to tax the
Hill. He is believed to have committed ber 15, inclusive, 3*4 cents per pound; people $H00,000 tor the maintenance of a state military po
egy “our vigorous defensive policy.” Americans have suicide.
was founa by his side Chinook salmon after September 16, lice for the next two years.
reason to believe it is going to be more vigorous as time containing Coffee
crystals of cyanide.
6L4 cents per pound; steelhead salm
Six hundred thousand dollars is a very large sum. A
goes on, this aggressive retreating policy of theirs. In A maximum of 400 men will be giv on,
from date, 9H cents per pound;
deed, pve are beginning to talk a good deal about en Intensive training at the Oregon chum salmon, from date, 3% cents state police of the character which the governor has organ
Agricultural college to fit them for per pound.
the time when, with these vigorous tactics of theirs, they United
ized is a very expensive arm of the executive office. The
may succeed in pushing thmselves clear back over the be selected by the government because General Brown written for State cost is so heavy that it raises the question of whether or
of musical ability and previous train School Superintendent Churdhill, not so extensive a military establishmnt should be main-
continued on Page 3.)
school districts shall continue to make
While plans are being made to carry up and post their budgets. The law
JELLY, JUICES AND JAM
out the Polk county fair the same as so providing, the attorney general
MARY’S LITTLE ANGEL CAKE
usual this year, the dates being Sep holds, was not affected by an opinion
tember 17, 18 and 19, it has been de of the supreme court in the case of
not to have a fair in this county Martin vs. Gilliam county, which held
Mary made an angel cake for her darling Charley’s sake cided
nor again until after the invalid chapter 222, laws of 1916, ap
—for his dear sake.
plying the county budget law to all
Charley ate it every crumb, then he heard an angel’s Approval of a *20.000 water bond Is districts
and corporate bodies having
drum calling softly, “Charley come”;
sue will be asked of the people of the power to levy taxes except cities of
A Successful Business Career of
city of Pendleton at the coming elec 150,000 population or more.
And Charley went.
used in completing the extension of the requested, in a letter sent out by the
SECRETS OF THE HOME
city water systems to Chaplish springs, public service commission, to compile
INTEREST PAID ON TIME
now under way.
all data applicable to their respective
The only way a man can find a pen and ink around the
state hospital were put to work sified form at hearings to be conducted
house is to tell his wife that he wants to write her a check. ; Oregon
stringing beans for canning at the rate commerce commission, In Portland on
Officers and Directors
THE CUTWORMS BOTHERED EYE
of 2 cents per pound. Necessity for September 20 and 23. On those dates
H. Hirschberg, Pres.
D. W. Sears, V. P.
qi^ck action on the beans as a con complaints will be heard against the
(Cleveland Plain Dealer.)
Yet Eve was not, well take our oaths, a wholly happy patients, who did the work at the fresh fruit and vegetables, and the 1ft W. H. Walker
I. A. Allen
O. D. Butler
kid; The moths could never eat her clothes—but, oh! the ! the
hospital, where the beans were deliT- per cent increase in expi
i »red for stringing.
fresh fruit aad fresh fish.
Real G ra ve ly
C hew ing Plug
^The Independence National Bank