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T he P olk C ounty P ost
(TWICE A WEEK.)
ROBINSON FOR JUDGE
Asa B. Robinson was elected
County Judge over E. C. Kirk
patrick by a mujority of ap
proximately one hundred votes.
Others elected to county of
fices were: John W. Orr, sher
iff; Floyd D. Moore, clerk; A.
V. Snyder, treasurer; J. J. Sam
mons, surveyor; R. L. Chap
man, coroner; T. J. Graves,
INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1918.
[Republicans Win in
Nation, State, County!
In one of the most spirited munici
. GERMANY HAS SIGNED THE ARMISTICE AND
pal campaigns ever held in Inde
pendence between the “regulars’
THE GREAT WAR IS OVER. THIS IS OFFICIAL.
and "insurgents", W. H. Walker was
The Republican party scored a victory in the national
elected mayor, B. F. Swope, recorder,
election Tuesday when it gained control of Congress. The
“PEACE” REPORT CAUSES
and W. H. Cockle, C. D. Calbreath,
House of Representatives by between 20 and 30 ma
GERMANY IS FALUNG
GREAT JOT AND FRENST
W. E. Craven, J. S. Bohannon, G. G. L
jority and the Senate by 40 to 47. The Senate majority is j
Walker and W. M. Huff, councilmen
Revolution is hreaking out
Whistles blew, bells rung, men
so small that it may be overturned by the official count in
The last two named were on the in
ASA GRAVES HEARD FROM
thruout Germany, the German
women shouted, boys and
surgent ticket. The vote was:
one of the states where the vote is very close. The’ Repub- j fleet has been seized by the girls screamed
and babies cried
IN CHIU SOUTH AMERICA
licans must have 40 votes to organize the Senate. The
revolutionists, Kaiser Wilhelm
Thursday when it was erroneously
W. II. Walker, regular
has abdicated. The greatest
reported that Germany had signed
\ letter has been received from Democrats can do it with 48, the Vice President breaking
C. W. Henkle, insurgent
military power in the world is
the.armistice and the war was over.
Asa Graves, one of the Independence the tie in their favor. A death or deaths between now and
crumbling, bearing out the
It was the greatest outburst ol
B. F. Swope, regular
171 sailor lads from a port in Chili, I the opening of the new congress might throw it to either
i o oniil ltn l.n.l n I
prophecy of those who predict
and enthusiasm ever witness
said lie had
R. W. Baker, insurgent
89 South America.
ed that Germany would break
tine trip down and enjoyed it in
ed in Independence. Similar dem
Senator Chas. L. McNary has been elected U. S. Senator
loose from the chains of mili
onstrations were made thruout the
W. II .Cockle, regular
when her external foes
country. Here in Independence
over Oswald West and Governor Withycombe has defeat
C. D. Calbreath, regular
appeared on her 1 »orders. The
signs “To Hell With Business” were
W. F„ Craven, regular
¡84 egs ’ than his father, Captain Mark ed Walter L. Pierce, his Democratic- opponent. It can
people have awoke and now
quickly printed and every business
.1. S. Bohannon, regular
If».1 Graves who has made several mil hardly be called an endorsement of his administration \is
realize that have been the tools
house put one in the window and
W. G. Grant, regular
150 lion trips to Marion county.
a number of strong Republican counties, including Polk
and victims of a mad autocracy.
closed for the day. For hours, men,
M. W. Mix, regular
¡md Marion, rebuked him. The entire Republican state
women and children paraded the
G. G. Walker, insurgent
150 CYRIL RICHARDSON CABLES
streets shouting, blowing horns, and
W. M. Huff, insurgent
“ONLY SLIGHTLY WOUNDED” ticket, having no opposition, except Treasurer, was elect
JOE EATON HAS WON
pounding upon pans or anything
H. L. Fitchard, insurgent
LIEUTENANT’S COMMISSION else that would make a noise. In •
Mrs. Myrtle Richardson received a I Today Oregon has a new U. S. Senator, Fred W. Mulkey
.1. L. DonaNson, insurgent
very short period of time automo
it. E. Duganne, insurgent
123 cable from Cyril Monday in which |
Another Independence boy has biles appeared elaborately decorated
115 | he says he had been slightly wound of Portland, who will hold the place until March 4, 1919
M. II. Pengra, insurgent
when McNary’s term commences. Mr. Mulkey, however, won a commission. Word has been in the national colors. After noon
There are rumors that one of the ed.
councilmen-elect will not qualify in
Cyril has been in the thick of the I lias promised to resign at once and let Governor Witliy- received here that Joe Baton, who is one hundred girls from the Normal
in the aero squad in active duty in appeured waving flags. ,The State
which case, W. G. Grant, next high fight and has gone “over the top" | combe appoint Mr. McNary to the vacancy.
France, had been raised to the rank Guards donned their uniforms and
man who lost out by one vote, will several times.
Judge A. S. Bennett has been elected a member of the of lieutenant.
murched. Mothers of the boys to
probably he appointed to fill the va
Fiance wept with joy. Every flag
supreme court to fill vacancy. When a Democrat can run
F. E. BODENHAMER SELLS
NEXT YEAR PROMISING
in town, big or little, was flown to
The newly elected officials will
HIS SALEM BAKERY against three Republicans, even a landslide can’t beat
take charge of the city government
FOR AGRICULTURE the breeze.
him. There is slight possibility that Judge Coke may nose
Conditions for the agricultural in The news did not break till along
on the first Wednesday in January
F. E. Bodenhamer and family were him out.
terests of this section appear to be in the evening that the report waa
at which time according to section in Independence one day recently
This was not a good year for Democrats to run for office very flattering for next year.
not true. It was a dejected lot ol
4 of the new charter “the six coun and while here F. E. confided to
people who went to their homes that
cilmen elected shall draw lots for the friends that he was now a/m an of
long and short term, three of whom leisure, having sold his interest in
Below are some of the vote in south Polk precincts:
Admiral Wilson, commanding tha
cession is hardly possible. Second,
shall hold office for two years and the bakery at Salem. Harry Covey
U. S. fleet in French waters, waa
three of whom shall hold office for did not sell. Mr. Bodenhamer says
McNary 69, W est 65; Pierce 66, Withycombe 58; Ben-1 aiTp^dm'l.s,'1 .'von hop! ’’may h! responsible for .he great mistake.
lie will will take his time and look
A total of 310 votes were cast, a things over before going back into nett 7, Campbell 3, Coke 4, Olson 3 ; Kirkpatrick 40, R o b - worth something from present indi He tipped it off to the United Press
and it went over the world in a jiffy.
record for some years.
inson 88; Grant 60,’Orr 68; Moore 81, Staats 40, Sammons | cationa-
¡49, Suver 69; Graves 54, Simpson 61.
T BTTER8 from our boys in the trenches and
from the women in canteen and other
war work, all bring to us the same mes
sage— SE N D US NEW S FROM HOME.
World i\pws is all right, but OUR BOYS
want NEWS OF THIS TOWN. They want
the home newspaper. Publishers are prevented
from «ending their papers free to anyone, even
boys in the service. Consequently a national
movement has been started by Col. William
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
L et us see t h a t o u r boys a re n o t fo rg o tte n .
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
E very c e n t receiv ed w ill be used to send
th is p a p e r to o u r boys e t th e f r o n t If a t
th e e n d o f th e w a r, th e re is a n y surplus, it
w ill b e tu rn e d o v er to th e local Red Cross
C om m ittee.
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 TVance, 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.”
are calling to YOU from “ Over T‘
GIVE. WHAT YOU CAN
McNary 77, West 45; Pierce 55, Withycombe 64; Ben-1
net 19, Olson 8, Coke 7, Ctimpbell 6; Kirkpatrick 28, Rob-1
inson 93; Grant 49, Orr 74; Moore 67, Staats; 51 Sammons |
[52, Suver 58; Graves 55, Simplon 60.
McNary 56, West 61; Pierce 58, Withycombe 56; Ben-1
! nett 17, Olson 8, Coke 1, Campbell 3; Kirkpatrick 27, Rob
inson 88; Grant 46, Orr 69; Moore 67, Staats 47; Sammons |
Suver 61, Suver 61; Graves 48, Simpson 65.
McNary 55, West 37; Pierce 45, Withycombe 45; Ben-1
j nett 15, Campbell 6, Olson 5, Coke 1; Kirkpatrick 27, Rob
inson 65; Grant 33, Orr 61; Moore 57, Staats 35; Sammons [
145, Suver 43; Graves 40, Simpson 46.
McNary 29, West 29; Withycombe 34, Pierce 30; Kirk-1
|patrick 15, Robinson 34; Grant 25, Orr 42, Moore 48, |
Staats 21, Sammons 31, Suver 33, Graves 25, Simpson 40.
Robinson 141, Kirkpatrick 17; Graves 121, Simpson 40.
Robinson 53, Kirkpatrick 21; Graves 44, Simpson 28.
East and W est Rickreall
Robinson 127, Kirkpatrick 44; Graves 119, Simpson 45. |
McNary 47, West 48; Withycombe 40, Pierce 54; Kirk-1
j Patrick 48, Robinson 45, Grant 29, Orr 63; Moore 59, |
Staats 36; Sammons 44, Suver 49, Graves28, Simpson 68.
McNary 77, West 34; Withycombe 77, Pierce 35; Kirk-1
(patrick 51, Robinson 31; Grant 31, Orr 59; Moore 59;
Staats 21, Sammons 51, Suver 38, Graves 41, Simpson 38.
McNary 25, West 31 ; Withycombe 25, Pierce 35; Kirk-1
patrick 19, Robinson 39; Grant 23, Orr 36; Moore 28,
Staats 30; Sammons 24, Suver 34; Graves 4, Simpson 52.
The vote ip other precincts could not be obtained.
[ ANNUAL CORN SHOW FOR
INDEPENDENCE DEC. 13-1« *FOR DIFFERENT CANDIDATES
Polk county’s annual corn show
will be held at Independence on
| December 13 and 14.
H. E. Gregory, county agricultural
[ agent, will he manager and the fol
lowing Independence men will have
charge of the exhibits and enter
tainment: II. L. Fitchard, Ross Nel-
| son, F. E. Dickson, A. C. Moore and
Mrs. K. C. Eldridgc.
The addition of a woman's depnrt-
[ mont and a boys and girls’ club de
partment will add a new feature to
the show and there is a possibility
| that a poultry department will be
All persons who plan to moke ex-
j hibits should notify the secretary at
once. The com should l>e selected
I now and thoroughly dried.
McNary (Rep.) 49, Pierce (Dcm.) 1,
Robinson (Dem.) 222, Orr (Rep.) 84,
Moore (Rep.) 99, Suver (Dem.) 3k,
Simpson (Dem.) 35.
LETTER FROM THE KAISER
A few weeks ngo, The Post
published a letter addressed to
the kaiser from bis son, Crown
Prince “Villie.” Next week we
will publish the kaiser's reply,
which is said to be better than
I. M. Simpson can be proud of the
vote he received in the section where
he is best known.
RALF FLOYD W RITES FROM GERMANY
Knrlsruhe, Germany, August 19, 1918.
Dearest Mother and Father—I siipi>ose by this time you have
received my card and know that I am a prisoner of war in
Germany, nisi/ that I am O. K. and getting along fine. I
have plenty to eat but am a little short of clothing but ex
pect to have some of my equipment sent to me through the
Rod Cross. We get many things to eat from the Red Cross.
I am allowed to write you two letters per month and four
post cards, the letters not to exceed six pages, but of course
you can write as often as you wish. I hope you are all well.
As luck would have it when I made out my last month’s
pay voucher I signed an allotment shoot for $40 a month. It
was made out to you so I hope you will get it. My pay will
go on just, the same hut I will not get it until I am exchanged.
Nevertheless, I think you will get the forty dollars each
month from the government. It may he a little slow in
reaching you. Wo arc paid by the German government
while wc arc prisoners hut it is not very much.
The camp bore is quite a nice place. We have a library
with all kinds of liooks, hot shower baths twice a week, and
cold liaths the other days. Also, we have a show every Sat
urday night made up of varied talent that are found in camp
—French, Italian, English and American. On a whole It is
Yes, I know this is my birthday. I am 23 years old today.
How little did I expect that I would be a prisoner o( war on
this date. I hope by his time next year I will be home and
peace will be declared for all. 1 am improving my French
every day and should lie uble to speak the language very well
by the time 1 am released, sA you see I can make use of my
time while being a prisoner.
There arc several American officers here and we have ball
games, cards, and dq a hit of cooking now and then. Yester
day we made u plum pie. It wus very good. Also the coffee,
sugar and milk, also some jam and white bread. An orderly
washes our dishes and makes our beds.
I would like to tell you how I became a prisoner but I am
afraid it would not pass the censor, so will let it go by saying
it was hard luck on my part.
1 don’t expect to hear from you for at least four months for
it takes some time for letters to come from the IJ. S. but as
the snyiug goes, “hotter late than never." We get a paper
called "Americans in Europe” which I enjoy reading very
much. Would like to send you one but I don’t think it would
Well, mother dear, I cannot write much more ns my space
is getting small. Be sure and tell me how everything is at
home, etc. It has been trying o rain the past two days but
so far lias not met with much success. Perhaps some of rny
personal effects will he sent from France to you hut I can
not sny for sure.
The hoys are getting ready for a bnll game so I will close
and join them. My address will lie on the envelope under my
name. 1 will write again before the end of the month, also
will send another |K>stal. Now, mother dear, don’t worry
aitout mo. I will be O. K. and will return an older but wiser
As ever your loving son,
22nd. Aero Squadron, A. E. F. France, Oct. 1, 1918.
Mrs. O. Floyd, Independence, Ore.—Enclosed you will find
letter that I have just received from the American Red Cross
at Berne, Switzerland, and although you no doubt have been
notified officially of Ralph's situation, I am sure you would
(Continued on Pugc 3.)