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T he P olk Cernir P ost
(TWICE A WEEK.)
JOHN MSH. HERO.
IS LAID TO REST
INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1918.
THE COUNTY JUDGESHIP
Asa B. Hobiusoit will receive
a very largo vote in this sec
tion. People are taking the
position that because of - his
ability, his "accomodating ser
vice, his unbiased judgment
and his long experience in
handling matters of public wel
fare, it will be for the best inter
ests of Polk county to retain
him as one of its public offic
Back to die place where he was
horn and where he grew to manhood
honored and highly respected hy all,
came the body of John Olan Nash
who died October 14 at the naval
hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia.
All Buena Vista mourns for its lost
son, who when die first ynll came
for recruits to go to the defense of INDEPENDENCE YOUNG MAN
the country, enthusiastically volun
MARRIES MONMOUTH GIRL
Bingman, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Services were held at the grave in Carl
M. Bingman of Independence, and
th(“ Buena V’ista cemetery attended A.
Miss Gladys Parker were married
by perhaps the largest number ever ;lt the home of the bride’s parents in
assembled at this particular spot. Monmouth Supday afternoon, Rev.
Amid beautiful flowers and floral Victor Moore performing the cere-
wreaths that friends offered, the mony.
• Mr. Bingman is in army Y. M. C.
body of the hero, “Johnnie" Nash A.
work until recently when he was
was laid away. Dr. II. C. Dunsmore assigned
to clerical work assisting
touched to the very bottom of his draft boards. He has been stationed
heart because of the particular sad at Dallas for a number of weeks.
Their many friends in this section
ness and solemnity of the occasion wish
them' much happiness and
said what he could to comfort and prosperity.
console. A squad of nine men came
from Portland and gave the burial KINGS VALLEY YOU n 4 LADY
honors of the navy to their departed MARRIES MAN FROM CONDON
John O. Nash (was born March 6,
1898, at Buena Vista, the son of Mr. Portland, (Post
and Mrs. Jacob Nash. Hi* graduated of Condon and Miss Tillie C. Townsend
from the high school in 1917. With Kings Valley at Vancouver today
his chum and schoolmate, Arthur of
Black, he enlistcd'in the navy and were granted permission to wed.
served continually until his death MISS KATIE BECKER AND
"Johnnie” Nash died^for his coun alton M c C lella n m a r r ied
try—he paid the great price. For Word has been received here an
ever he will remain in the memory nouncing
the marriage of Alton Mc
of those who live in the community Clellan and
Miss Katie Becker in
from whence he came. Fellow coun Portland on Sept.
trymen will scatter flowers upon his Mr. McClellan is a member of the
earthly resting place until time shall S. A. T. C. in attendance at Reed
be no more.
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HEAR 77//S CALL
/■'“'OUR HOME TOWN BOYS
ETTERS from our boys in the trenches and
" from the women in canteen and other
war work, all bring to us the same mes
sage— SEND US NEWS FROM HOME.
World news is all right, but OUR BOYS
want NEWS OF THIS TOWN. They want
the home newspaper. Publishers are prevented
from sending their papers free to anyone, even
boys in the service. Consequently a national
movement has been started by Col. WilliaGi
Boyce Thompson of New York, who is acting
as President of the Home Paper Service of
America to give the boys what they are calling
for. Every community is joining the movement.
Let us see that our boys are not forgotten.
Send to the publisher of this newspaper
whatever amount of money you can—5
cents or $50.00. We will publish a list
each week of those contributing, and the
Every cent received will be used to send
this paper to our boys at the front. If at
the end of-the war, there is any surplus, it
will be turned over to the local Red Cross
There is no profit in this to the publisher—
even in normal times, subscriptions are not sold
at a profit. With war prices prevailing, and the
high rate of postage on papers sent to France,
our cost will scarcely be covered by our full
Remember that over in France, some brave
soldier or sailor from this town—perhaps even
some splendid woman working within sound of
the guns—is depending on you to “KEEP THE
HOME LOVE KINDLED."
They are calling to YOU from “ O ver T*
GIVE WHAT YOU CAN
“IT CURED ME"
M C E MAV COM:
City "Closed Up"
(By Uncle John.)
If you chance to take a cold,
UP 10 O W N S
Sue, and renlly can t de-
Combating Epidemic j f' > Cousin
cido what to do—take an ounce
of turpentine, and the same of
Independence was “closed up" Monday owing to the
epidemic of “Spanish inHuenza”' that is prevailing thru-
out the United States. It is expected that conditions will
he such as*to permit of a return to normal about Monday
The order to-close affects the schools, churches, Isis
theater and public gatherings of all kinds. As an extra
precaution it was deemed advisable to prohibit pool or
card playing in the pool halls. As far as The Post can
learn none of those affected by the closing order offered
any objection to such a course of action; all seemed to be
glad to do so if it was in the interest of the public good.
There are threescore sick in the city with “grippe” and
many more have bad colds. Perhaps a few have what is
called “Spanish influenza” which is so much like the ordi
nary “grippe” which annually makes the rounds.
¿There is no cause for alarm. People with “grippe” anti
colds should take care of themselves and prevent an attack
of pneumonia. The death toll of “ Spanish influenza” is
small: it is the complications anc^ more serious ailments
tlmt improper care may bring about that causes nearly all
TELEGRAM SAYS “WOUNDED" ELI F. TIGE PASSES;
ROY WRITES “GASSED”
DEATH OCCURRED TODAY
Mrs. Nancy Whiteaker has receiv Eli Franklin Tice died at his home
ed a telegram from the War Depart in Independence on Friday, Oct. 25,
ment announcing that her son, Roy, at the age of 61 years, six months
had been seriously wounded in ac and seven days. A very kindly man
tion on August 19. Evidently there he had a large-circle of friends who
has beei^u mistake made somehow mown his passing and extend to his
for she has a letter from Roy, writ relatives'their heartfelt thartks.
ten Sept. 20, stating that he was in Mr. Tice was a native Oregonian
a hospital recovering from a mild having been bom April 18, 1918, in
attack of gas. An account of how Marion county, opposite Independ
Roy went "over the top” and was ence. He lias lived in this section a
"gassed" was printed in a recent is greater portion of his busy life. He
sue of The Post. Perhaps the War was married March 28, 1888 to Gas-
Department terms as “wounded" selia Combs who survives him as
those who are gassed or there has yeH as four childrefi, Mrs. Grace
been an error made in classification. Yeater and Katharine Tice of Inde
Under the circumstances the re pendence, Ernest Tice nnd Mrs.
ceipt of the telegram was not as dis Clara JordMi of Portland. He has
tressing to the mother as it might four brothets, L. W. Tice of Sandy,
Andrew Tice of Burton, Wash., Char
les Tice of Aberdeen, Wash., and W.
EAST POLK GOES 118 PERCENT H. Tice of Independence and two
OVER IN FOURTH LOAN SALE sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Burbank Of Air-
lie and Mrs. Emma Childers of Em
Report of sale of Fourth Liberty terprise.
Loan Bonds in the Independence A short service will be held at the
district. This district consists of home tomorrow nnd interment made
eighteen school districts In the east in the K. of P. cemetery.
ern portion of Polk county
$2,150 SPAULDING COMPANY -SUES
V. A p. FOR DAMAGES
5.850 Dallas—The Charles K. Spaulding
3,000 Logging Co. has filed three suits
2,450 for damages in the circuit court, one
2,000 against the Valley & Siletz railway
3,900 and two against? the Siletz Lumber
none and Logging Co. In the action
nîine against the railway th<* Spauldings
1,400 ask for $600 damages because of fail
4,100 ure of the railway company to de
2,950 liver cars for the transportation of
2,850 logs. One of the suits against the
2,800 Siletz Logging & Lumber Co. is for
2,150 $5000 damages alleged to have lieen
43,600 caused by fires said to have been
due to negligence on the part of the
$86,000 Siletz company nnd the other is for
$73,300 $1000 damages for the pllcgcd wrong
$13,300 fill cutting of timber in the Siletz
118 per cent.
basin belonging to the plaintiffs.
C. W. IRVINE, Chairman.
Liberty I,oan Committee Ind. Dist. JAMES A. TROXEL AND
DR. DUNSMORE APPOINTED
FOURTH REGIMENT CHAPLAIN
MRS. ELIZA NELSON WED
James A. Troxel and Mrs. Eliza
Nelson of Independence were mar
ried at Dallas on Saturday, Oct. 19,
by Justice Holman.
Mr. Troxel is well spoken of and
Mrs. Troxel is one of the town’s most
industrious women and has the best
wishes of all who know her. She is
certainly entitled to a happy mar
Dr. If. C. Dunsmore has been ap
pointed chaplain of the Fourth regi-
Ynent of the- Oregon State Guards
with the rank of First Lieutenant.
The Fourth regiment is composed of
several companies in the Willam
ette valley, including thp one in In
' The doctor is unusually well quali
fied for such a position and will be CARELESSNESS WITH GUN
of much aid-and comfort to the boys
COSTS HIM HIS LIFE
at even' opportunity. Were he a
¡younger man, he would be in a simi Albany—Monday Fred Miller of
lar place on the front today. No bet Tallman attempted to knock an np
ter selection could have been made. pie off a tree with the butt of 8 lond-
ed gun. Mr. Miller died Wednesday
WORKMAN INSTANTLY KILLED from the wound received. „
AT HOLT'S UNHUNG CAMP
TO W. M. H.:
August Charlton wan crushed be
tween a stump and log at Holt's log
ging ramp on the Lurkiamute Tues • You can come out now. Wil; •
day and instantly killed. He was a • lard and Guy have fixed It up *
stranger and workejl hut a day at • with the authorities.
any wine, and hnlf a lemon
rind,- and some glue—then a
quarter's wortli of pure pepper
sass, and of common squiarci
booze say a glass—then of mus-
tard seed a dip, and some hore-
hound and catnip—boil it at a
lively1 clip on the gas. Add im
onion if you're fond of the fruit
—and the lining of an old rub
ber boot—just a touch of pcftuy-
royal as you watch the mixture
boil, nnd don’t forget the horso-
radish root. Then a pound of
cherry hark, whittle fine—that’s
to start the blasted germs down
the line—of course, it tastes like
-----, but it’s got a classy smell
—so take till you’re well, Baby
ED OBERSON DIED TODAY
VICTIM OF PNEUMONIA
Edward Oherson died today at his
home in Independence, a victim of
the prevailing epidemic. He con
tracted pneumonia after a few days
He has lived here for a long time
being associated with his brother,
Fred, in the dray business and was
well liked by everybody.
The funeral services will he held
either Monday or Tuesday, depend
ing upon the-arrival of his brothers
who are In the army and stationed
in California. -
The‘Post-will publish a more ex
tended obituary next week.
Pence may come as a result of
Germany’s agreement to accept such
terms as the Allies may dictate. In ‘
fact, peace will come unless Ger
many bucks down and finds excuse
for further delny and parley. Aus
tria and Turkey will give up regard
less of what Germany does.
Terms of an armistice will be left
to the Allied commanders. After
Germany lias evacuated all the for
eign territory now occupied, General ’
Fn<jh and associates will take such
action as deemed necessary to pre
vent Germany from renewing the
war while negotiations are pending.
This may acquire the surrender of
all war materials and the occupancy
of German strongholds by Allied
BIG AUCTION SALE BENEFIT
FOR PARKER RED CROSS<
For Iho benefit of the Parker Red
Cross a big auction- sale will take
place there on Wednesday, Oct. 30,
commencing at 10:30 u. m. at which
time a large amount o£ stock and<
machinery will he sold, including
horses, cuttle, iiogs, goals, poultry,
farm implements and vegetables.
FIELD OF CANDIDATES
ENTERS FOR CITY OFFICES
Independence voters will haye a
choice between at lenst two candi
dates for each office fo be filled at
the city election which occurs on
Tuesday, Nov. 5. The complete list
M ayor—-W . H. Walker, C. E. Hen
Hard Winter in Prospect
Among those it is going to he a Recorder—B. F. Swope, B. E. Bak I
hard winteT on is the geography er.
(Continued on Page 3.)
CROWTr PRINCE W RITES HIS FATHER
(First published-in the Dos Moines Register.)
I am writing on dor run, as dor bravo and glorious soldiers
under my command have not soon der Rhine for so long dat
dey started hack dat vay, and of course I am going mit dem.
Oh, papa, dere has been some olfei dings happened in Franco.
First, I started in my big offensive vhlrTt vns to crush do fool
Americans, but dey know so little about military tactics flat
dey vill not he crushed just like L vant dem. I sent my men
in der fight in big vavos, and veil dey got to der Americans
dey all sed “I kh >” yust as loud as dey could holler.
Veil, according to vot you have already told me, de Ameri
cans has turned nnd run like blazes, hut vot do you tink?
Dem fool Americans don’t know anyting about var, and in
stead of running de odder vay dey came right at us. Some
of dem vas singing about "Ve won’t come back till it’s all
ofer, ofer dere,” or some odor foolish song nnd some of dem
vas Infling liko-fools. Dey are so ignorant.
But dey are so oflid reckless mit dero gun, and von dey
conn; toward us it Vas den dat my men took n notion dey
vnntcd to go back to der dear old Rhine. -Ve don’t like do
little dirty Marne river, anyhow. And, oh papa, dem Amiri
cans use such otel language. And dey talk blasphemy, loo.
Vot you tink dey sed right in front of my face. One big
husky from a place dey call Iowa, ho said Oh pnpu, I hate
to tell you vat oneofej ling he said—hut I couldn't help it—
he snidp‘‘To hell mit der kaiser.” I didn't link anybody
vould say such an ofel ting.
And furdermore, dem Americana can’t he -much of a chentle-
mens. It made me so mad, I vouldn’t stand an. hem; such
an ofel ting so I turned around and run mit der odder boys.
Vas I right? Vot? And oil! Papa you know dem hrcitst plates
vot you sent us—can yon send us some to put on-our backs.
You know ve was going der odder vay now nniLbrua*' plates
are no good—der cowardly Americans are always shooting
us right in der hack.
Some of our boys took off der breast plates nnd put dem
behind, but der fool Americans are playing Der Star Spang
led Banner mil machine guns right on debt plates. Can’t
you help us? You remember in your speech vhern you sed
Kitbiug could stand before do hrnvo Germans?
Oh, Papa, I don’ believe dem* ignorant Americans ever
read your speech, for dey run after us like ve vns a lot-of
rabbim. Vot you tink of dot? Von't you send dem some of
your speeches right avay? Can't you move my army back
to Belgium vere ve von all the dime? My men vill vi|) all de
vimmen and children vot dem Belgians can bring us, but
dose Americans are so rough and ignorant.
Ve can’t make dem understand dot ve "are der greatest
soldiers on earth, and ven ve try to sing "Deutschland Flier
Alios" dey laff likeji lot of monkeys, hut ve are getting de
best of de Americans. Ve can oudrun dem, papa If ve are
not der liest figlitnrs on earth, ve are der liest runners. Nn-
I km I v can keep up mit us ven vo tink of der obi Rhine, and
my nrmy never did link so much of dot dear old Rhine eder.
Let me know vot to do right avay by return postofflce.
Crown Prince Villi«'.
\ little town where gritty dust
2omes swirling thru on every gust,
And just alive to the extent
That nothing goes on hut the rout:
Jut many a man who's won renown
!nme from a little dust blow n town.
—Tennyson J. Daft.