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About The Polk County post. (Independence, Or.) 1918-19?? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 25, 1918)
WIT M M HOS OF THE WOO
so bad English, I know it is of very difficult of understand
but my relation and me will yet tell that we admire you
and thank you for name of France.
1 allow of write to you Madam because yours sons say
to me that you shall is glad.
Goodbye dear Misses you get very much friendship of a
family of France.
A little Frenchman of 14 years.
CECIL LESCK, Donjeux.
A letter written in t lie name of his country and his fam
ily by Cecile Lcske, a 14-year-old French boy, thanking
her for the sacrifice she made in sending her three sons to
assist in beating back the Hun, has been received by Mrs.
R. Robertson of Eugene. The letter is as follows:
Doujeaux, 1 September 1918.
Dear Misses: My parents and me we are happy to
speak to you about your son. You may to be are proud
Misses, since you are given of so generous-soldiers for for
bidden the good cause and believe that France always
grateful to you.
Not weep Misses, your boys is brave and shall to come
back again soon toward you.
You know sure the news of the battle. You see that a
great many of Bodies is dead and very prisoners.
I beg your pardon Madam 1 am such ashamed to write
A negro soldier’s letter to his sweetheart:
Dear Sue: De battle am goin’ on. You would faint if
1 tole you de full details. A h’m standin’ in blood up to
mah knees, and every time Ah moves Ah step on a daid
Stepane Lauzanne in the Forum: I visited a public German. ^ \\ e ve too close to use our rifles and w e’re bit in ’
school in a small French village and asked of an 8-year-old an gougin ein. At one time me and two other niggahs
boy, “ What do you think of America?”
was hangiu’ onto de Crown Prince wid our teeth, but old
“ America is the only country in the world with which Rapa Kaiser done beat us off wid a fence rail.
France has never fought!”
The child’s ingenuous reply was accurate as a matter
A ^ ankee in the Canadian army was bringing in a batch
of fact; between America and France there has never been of prisoners and noticing that one of them looked gloomy
the smallest quarrel or the slightest disagreement. Better and downcast, he inquired the reason. One of the Ger-
still: Thruout history we have an infinity of points in com
I Don’t Wait Until I
I Jack Frost Conies 1
Buy a Heater Now
BUT BE SURE ITS A WELCOME
Why shiver around on
ST EI G E R a KERR’S
these cold mornings
a and evenings and in
B vite the germs of colds,
“ grip” and influenza
to attack you or mem
bers of your family?
Keep warm, keep dry,
a keep clean and breathe
I pure air and you’ll soon
■ save the price of the
stove in doctors’s bills
W ELCOM E
WHEN IT COMES TO
C H O O S I N G THE
K IN U OF A STOVE,
THERE’S BUT ONE
RIGHT CHOSE AND
IT ’S A W E L C O M E
H ARDW ARE COMPANY
in v ili
HAVE YOUR PICTURE MADE NOW
Died In the Service
JOHN O. NASH
h e d g e s m c in t o s h
Voice and Piano
Local representative of Western
Conservatory of Music, Chicago
HARRY H. STALNAKER
ARMIN D. YOUNG
Residence Phone 4821.
Prisoner of War
LIEUT. RALF A. FLOYD
MRS: ALLEN CHASE
FIELD OF CANDIDATES
ENTERS FOR CITY ELECTION
INSTRUCTION GIVEN AT
(Continued from Page 1.)
CoiiMcilmen—(six to elect)—W. E.
Craven, J. S. Bohannon, M. W. Mix,
Phone Farm 3013
C. D. Calbreath, W. S. Grant, W. H.
Cockle, G. G. Walker, W. M. Huff, H.
I.. Fitchard, J. L. Donaldson, R. E.
Dugunne and M. Pengra.
A number of the candidates for
councilmen are disqualified from
holding the office if elected under
the provisions of the city charter
1 which provides that “no person shall
he eligible to the office of Mayor,
i Councilman, Recorder or Treasurer
unless he shall own taxable real
T H E F I R E CAT.
property within the corporate limits
thereof upon which he pays or is
“Tab,” said Daddy, “belonged to the
liable to pay a city tax."
firemen of an engine bouse. He was
a great pet and everyone loved him,
[ CRAVEN & HUFF
aa be had been with them since he had
BODY OF JASPER E. RHODES
BROUGHT HERE FOR BURIAL been a baby kitten.
ALWAYS SOLD BY
And save the advance price which is coming in
material, also a shortage which piay confront us.
Have your Photo ready for—
“ OVER H ERE”
The body of Jasper E. Rhodes, who
died about two years ago, was
brought to Independence today from
Eastern Oregon and buried in the I.
O. O. F. cemetery.
Mr. Rhodes at one time lived on
what is now. known as the Hanna
farm and was one of the directors
of the Independence National Bnnk.
SEVENTH GRADE PUPILS GIVE
DEMONSTRATION AT NORMAL
Monmouth—Miss Katherine Ar-
butlinot, seventh and eighth grade
critic teacher of the Independence
Training school, represented the fac
ulty Wednesday at the chapel period
of the Normal. She presented her
seventh grade pupils in a demon-
sration lesson on Current History.
By the use of pictures, characteristi
cally explained by Miss Arbuthnot,
the work was made doubly interest
ing and the knowledge of the sub
ject displayed by the pupils was re
“ OVER THERE”
On account of the high price of
feed we are compelled to raise the
price of milk, beginning November
1, as follows:
Pints—$1.50 to $2.25.
Quarts—$3.00 to $3.50.
Bv the gallon—30c. to 40c.
We can satisfy the most fastidious customer.
CONSERVE YOUR ENERGIES
FOR WAR WORK!
DON’T fatigue yourself over the wash tub
every week, so that you are no good for de
mands mad4 on you for Red Cross work and
THE INDEPENDENCE STEAM LAUNDRY
Will do the work for you at reasonable
NO DAMAGE TO YOUR CLOTHES
SAYS I TO MYSELF SAYS I THE POST IS THE PAÇER TO BUY.
mon. We were conquering our interior liberty at the
same tune America was conquering her exterior liberty.
. e ba\e always had the same ideal of independence, the
same passion for democracy. And we have the same
colors for our flag.
By the undersigned on the Vernon
place, five miles north of Independ
ence, two Jersey cows—one white
and one red. Owner to pay for keep
T. J. GRAVES
“Now It was only a shout time after
he had grown from a kitten Into a cat
that a big fire broke out, and the fire
alarm was sent tot >e engine house.
“Tab was alert and awake In a mo
ment. 'Meow, me-ow,’ he kept say
ing. And he say the firemen hurrying
this way and that.
“He had learned before that when a
fire broke out the main thing for the
firemen to do was to hurry. No time
for petting then. Every minute count
ed, and as soon as Tab heard the fire
bell he went hurriedly to his own little
box and kept out of the way of the red-
shirted men and the. prancing white
"They loved Tab for being so good
and every time after they came from a
fire, Tub had a special meal and was
told what a good cat he had been.
“But this time that an alarm came
in he was really a cat, and a cat he told
himself should be able to do a great
deal more than a kitten.
“He knew Just where all the firemen
kept their things, their shoes, or boota,
and many of their other belongings.
'I shall help them now that I have
grown to be a cat,' said Tab.
“He rushed this way and that, keep
ing out of the way of all the firemen,
so they could hurry nnd not be afratd
they would step on him. They loved
him so they would never hurt him, and
they had to hurry.
“Tab knew this and so was most es
pecially careful not to get In their way,
and he kept from under the horses'
feet, for he kneA how excited they
always became as they were getting
ready to rush out to a fire.
“But while the firemen were getting
on their fire suits Tab rushed from one
to the other, carrying each fireman his
‘You might have thought he would
have made mistakes. Boots look so
mans told him that “ F ritz” had just received a furlough
that day and had expected to leave on the morrow to see
his wife and babies. Turning to “ Fritz”, the Yank yell
ed: “ Say, you Fritzie with the home ticket—beat it! Trot
away faster than a tin lizzie, too, for I ’m going to com
mence shooting at two hundred yards! “ F ritz” lost no
time in getting into motion.
On the eve of his departure for France, Lieutenant Les
lie Tooze wrote his father:
“ We leave for France soon, I expect to return. But if
l fall, you will know that my life has been purchased at
the highest price it could ever command, for the greatest
cause history has ever known, the great cause of human
liberty in the world.”
Instead of eating dinner in Paris, the kaiser and his
gang will do blamed well if they arc able to get a lunch in
Berlin by next Spring, Bert Walker says.
quite satisfied that he had made no
mistakes. He knew he hadn’t, for ev
ery man had put on the things he had
brought to him.
“How happy and elated and proud
was T ab! He was a real engine house
cat now, he felt sure they'd say so
when they came home from the lire.
“And wasn't he petted when they
did come home! They told everyone
about Tab, the fire cat, and many of
their friends came to see Tab.
“He would do his tricks for the
guests because it pleased his firemen
masters, for they were thg only ones
he cared about.
“And after a time he lenrned all the
alarm bells that came In when fires
broke out. He knew the differences
between yiein, and always, from the
time when he considered he hud be
come a cat, he helped the firemen hurry
to the fire.
“He never made a mistake In giving
each one the right things, and he nev
er made a mistake In the fire bells.
“But one day a fire broke out In the
house next door. Tab smelt smoke—
he knew the kind of burning smell It
was, for the firemen always were full
of It after they had come home from
•“He felt sure It was next door, but
still he couldn’t understand why the
alarm hadn’t come In. He went to one
of the firemen who was on duty but
who had not noticed the smell of
“Tab sniffed and made the firemen
see what he meant. And sure enough,
there was a fire next door, and Tab
was the one who had sent In the alarm.
“The fire was put out before It had
a chance to get very far, and the peo
ple In the house said, ‘To think of liv
ing next to a fire house and to have
the cat save ua and our house by send
ing In the alarm.’ And the firemen
were still mor^proud of their fire cat
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On a Big 8helt.
Little Nettle (In berth of steamer)—
Mamma. I want to go to bed.
Mamma—Why, you are In bed, dear.
Little Nettle—No. I’m not, mamma.
Pm on a big shelf.
Do Not Hoard Canned Foods
if You Have a Large Supply.
What a difference a long row of
canned food« In your fruit closet makes
In your state of mind.
It answers the question, “What am I
going to have for dinner tonight and
how am I going to get It?” It also
doe« «way with the terrors of the un
expected guest. Your problem Is
solved, the row of canned foods has
simplified life for you.
Last summer the entire country was
smitten with the healthy contagion of
canning. Women who bad always deli
cately avoided even speaking of what
went on In their kitchens, rolled up
their sleeves and spent hours studying
and putting Into effect the “cold pack”
method, other women who generally
only "preserved,” last summer cunued
vegetable«, meats, soups and, some of
them, even fish.
Now that we have all this canoed
foodstuff on band, don't hoard, use It 1
much alike. But Tab knew them all—
every one, and he got every pair for the
Buy an atomizer at the Williams
Drug Co. and keep your nose and
“He carried many of thslr other be mouth in shape lo cornimi the germs
longings to them, and It saved them a, of Influenza.
great deal of time and hurrying.
“Tab had lived long enough In the
SWOPE & SWOPE
engine house to know that every min
ute counted after the firs alarm had
I. O. 0. F. Building
"Now the men hadn't time to thank
their pet for his cleverness then. And
(Paid advertisement by T. J. Graves) Tab understood that, tool
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