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THE INDEPENDENCE MONITOR
AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
Published Weekly at Independence, Polk County,
Oregon, on Friday.
THIS Bar LISTED
Entered m Second Claaa Matter August 1,1912 at the Post Office at Inde
pendence, Polk Connty, Oregon, Under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Fourteen, Convinced Army Offi
cers He Was Twenty-one.
WHY. THAT WAS
JACKSON S FAVORITE
OLD HICKORY WAS
ABOUT MIS TOBACCO
CLYDE T. ECKER, Editor
NINA B. ECKER, Associate
Suoscrlptlon Rates: One Year $1.50 Strictly in Advance
ADVERTISING BATES: 15c. per inch for one Insertion, 1 2 l-2c for two or
more Insertions, 10c. on monthly contracts. Rtaders, 5 and 10c. per line
Independence, Oregon, Friday, July 13, 1917
The war line-up now consists of Germany,
Austria, Bulgaria and Turkey against England,
France, Russia, United States, Italy, Roumania,
Servia, Montenegro, Greece, Belgium, Portugal,
Japan, China, Cuba and Brazil. It doesn't seem
possible that Germany and its three associates can
hold out much longer against such tremendous
odds. With a Russian army pounding on the
east side, an allied army and Italians slowly
moving forward at two places on the south and a
huge army consisting of French, English, Aperi-
cans, neigians ana rortuguese advancing on tne
west front, it would appear that the end was in
sight. While the American army has not yet
participated in the fighting, our boys will take
their places in the trenches within a few days.
To further break the back of the Germans, the
Allies will refuse to ship supplies and foodstuffs
to the neutral nations of Sweden, Norway, Den
mark and Switzerland which has in turn reached
Germany. The four neutrals named have been
making a handsome profit buying of the Allies
and selling to Germany. This is rather hard on
the neutrals, but it tightens the wall around Ger
many, starvation being a very efficient weapon to
conquer an enemy. The German people have
been on short rations for over a year and it has
been thru having complete control of the food
supply that the government has been able to
handle the situation. We must give it credit for
its shrewd manipulation in this respect. Ger
many had hoped to bring its enemies to their
knees by a relentless and ruthless submarine war
fare, but this great handicap to the success of the
Allies, has been successfully overcome. The
combined fleets of the Allies have been massed
around England and France and its strength is
telling. This great flotilla of warships will no
doubt further bottle up the enemy. As the war
goes on, the Allies are capturing more prisoners,
who seem glad to be taken, thus indicating that
the Germans are losing heart and are finally re
alizing that they cannot win. It looks as if the
kaiser must soon give up his dream of world
domination anu sees sucn a peace as lie can.
Nearly a million and a half German soldiers have
been killed. Wounded, starved and hemmed in
on all sides by an enemy well supplied with men,
money and ammunition, can even as brave and
courageous a race as the German resist much
louger? Germany free of its autocracy and
militarism can strive and prosper at peace with
all the world. The German people must see this
and seek to obtain it rather than be driven further
into the abyss of misery and destruction by the
lash of mad rulers. The idea that the kaiser is
"divine" and in partnership with God must be
doubted in every home in Germany now.
LONG PANTS DID THE TRICK.
In 8pite ml Hit Five Feet Six Inch.
and 160 Pounds, Mother Dreaaed Hlift
In Waiate and Knickera and Evan In
Publio Called Him Fraddia, Which
Wtt.Mn itnn Tliot Inn. un,-- n. n
jI1 seven years to life In the time it
taken to put them cui stands written
ou tbe army record her under the
date May 2.
It wa then that Frederick Miller of
Ibilllmore broke tbe bouds of child
hood, and he broke them with a
vengeance. Up to that day there waa
no doubt In the minds of tbe neighbor!
that, In Hille of bla five feet six Inches
uixl his 1(10 pounds, tbe boy waa not a
day over fourteen. Ilia mother dreaa
ed him In wahus and knickers and
even In public called him Freddie.
I! nt there waa more to be blamed on
the knickers than tbe accusation of
youth. They left vlulble tbe lower por
tion of Frederiek'g body, and as a con
sluerahle portion of luO pounds wan
not above bin walnt, Frederick yearned
with all bin soul for a real pair of long
trousers lu which to hide bla leg.
On May 2 Frederick came home from
school to find bla mother out. A negro
chore man was scrubbing the window
a real mun, wearing man's clothes,
When Mrs. Miller returned she found
nobody In the house, and Freddie was
not seen for a week. Bhe did not know
of course that the negro had gone out
dressed In a waist and knickers.
Finally came a letter from Freddie
saying that he was haipy and was
wearing army pants and leggings. Tbe
postniurk wus New Rocbelle, so Mrs.
Miller K"t busy. Soon Police IJeuten
ant Frank Cody was at Fort Blocum
und Freddie was found called Fred
erick and the recruiting officers swore
that If Frederick wasn't twenty-one
(bey bad never seen a man of that
bku. Freddie hud announced he was
twenty-one when be enlisted.
Lieutenant lolonel Maudlin, com
mandant at Fort Hloeura, says Fred
crick should stay and help win the
war. Hut Freddie, was told he must
return home, and his mother said that
If she couldu't call him twenty-one
she could at least call him seventeen
and give him a new pair of long trou
BS 111.. f I
OF OUR PATENT AIP-PPOOF POUCH
GRAVELY PLUG TOBACCO
MADE 6TRICTLY FOR ITS CHEWING QUALITY
WOULD NOT KEEP FRESH IN THIS SECTION.
NOW THE PATENT POUCH KEEPS IT
FRESH AND CLEAN AND GOOQ
ALtTTLE CHEW OF GRAVELY IS ENOUGH
ANO LASTS LONGER THAN A BIG CHEW
OF ORDINARY PLUG.
J?J3 SravelyfofacccCa Dturnu. TJW
EEFORE BILLY P05TE(?
GETS THROUGH, A LOT OF
OTHER PEOPLE! WILL BE
GETTING PARTICULAR TOO
The Pup'e Demise.
Paddy Fl.vnn was very proud of a
bnge bulldog he prssesceil The dog
accompanied Paddy everywhere he
went. One day a
ii e 1 g u b or met
l'adily without the
big and looking
"Wei 1," asked
t he neighbor,
"how is that dog
of yours going
"Oh. be Jabers,
be is dead! The
HIlKunt baste wlut
aud swallowed a tape uieastire!"-
"Oh, I see! lie died by Inches, then?"
"No, Indeed, be didn't; be went
round to the back of the house an' died
by tbe yard!" .
WILD MUSTANG FLESH.
8trange Meate Can Now Be Bought In
Portland, Ore.- -Jackass, mule, don
key, burro and horse meat may now be
sold In Portland meat markets. The
city council has adopted an onliuiinte
providing for the regulation of their
Tbe meat must be plainly labeled
with letters at least one Inch high and
must lie Inspected by the regular meat
Inspectors of the city.
An adopted the ordinance says I lob
bin and Hilly und Maud before being
sold to the housewife must undergo
thorough Inspection and lie labeled
"horse," "mule," "goat" or "Jackass,"
as the case may be.
Tbe first horse meat market has been
opened, and the first shipment of twenty-two
wild rani:e mustangs, rounded
up by Indians In eastern Oregon, has
Ih'cii received, with more to follow If
tbe demand is milnVlent. Tbe butcher
says he Is able to cut meat prices in
two, and his isolations for horse tlesb
range from 4 cents a pound for soup
cuts to lllta cents for T bone steaks.
-J A -
Would ye do something for a poor
old sailor?" Inquired the seedy wan
derer at the gale.
Poor old sail
or?" said the lady
at work over the
Yes; I follow
ed the water for
Well," said the
worker, as she re
sumed her labors,
don't look as If
you ever caught up with It!"
An emigrant to a barren land took
np bis own holding; but, although he
worked bard, he found little to reward
hitn for bis labors. One day when he
wa.8 rery much depressed by the sltua-
tlou a stranger accosted him and asked:
'Why is It that noliody fishes in the
'Ain't no fish," the farmer grunted.
'How is It that there are no fish In
such a flue river?" asked the other.
'Stranger, If you could git out of this
barren country us easy ns a fish kin, do
yo reckon ye'd stay?"
MOVE TO AID INJURED.
by the Sea
Thoie who seek rest, and sea
shore recreation, will find
abundant opportunity at
Ample hotel accommodations,
cottage- or camping arrange-ments.
Low Round Trip Fares
Daily Trains Each Direction
Ask oar nearest agent for foldtr "Newpart." or writs
JOHN M. SCOTT, General Passenger Agent
SOUTHERN PACIFIC LINES
Those in charge of the Liberty Loan campaign,
letters of thanks to editors praising them for their
giving the matter publicity.
knowing which newspapers were entitled to a coat!
of soft soap, they were mailed to all. Thus is
some newspaper, which never published a line
relative to the subject, able to print one or more of
these letters if it desires to attempt to deceive its
readers. We hope this explanation will prove
satisfactory to one of our rtaders who was an
oved over it
Connecticut la Firat State to Stand
ardize Its Disinfectant.
Hartford, Conn, Governor Ilolcoiub
has signed the Austin bill pio. tiling
for the standardization of ipslnfoct
ants. Thus Connecticut Is the Hint
state to standardize dislnfi fen's, a
step regarded by physicians as of great
Importance at this time because of the
war and the flood of worthless disin
fectant ou the market. Members of
the medical profession have long In
sisted on such a law.
The measure was Introduced and
pushed to passage by Ir. A. E. Austin,
a momlier of the state house of repre
sentatives from (Sreenwtch It provides
that the receptacle In which disinfect
ants are sold shall bear a label stating
the quality of tbe contents ou the ap
plication of the proper test.
$50 IN A BIBLE.
Woman Hldoa It Thera,
rittsburgh.-MiM. Oavld Uvle of
Homestead thought the BiHe was one
i t i v, j i . , , , I piece a mirgiar would never look lor
army dratt and Red Lross drive sent stereotyped ! money, she puci a aay iwiar i.m
; la toe family mule, and It ki.khi on the
; table !u the parlor undisturbed for sev-
assistance in giving the matter publicity. Not : mi'' .
rriiu,i nut iiifcui iiiices euiervu
and ransacked the bouse. The next
morning the Hlble was found ou the
floor with several pacee and the fifty
dollar Mil missing. The thieves ap
parently had 1-evii so anxious to seiie
the uionev they tore the tmok.
VfOU are assured of a
. job as a skilled man
Our Cash System enables
to beat city prices.
There is hardly anything we
THE INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL BANK
A Successful Business Career of Twenty rive Years
Back Streets For Card.na.
Onalaska. vu.-l'se of the city's
back streets for raising potatoes was
authorised rcvutlv by the town rouu
ott. HSli school bo, under direction
of tbe county farm school "1U culti
vate) the bUiUwayt.
In the Spring
aiust spend long hours at hard work.
Their systems should be strengthened
their blood puntied their diction and
aaai nidation mude better through ibe useof
STOCK FOOD TONIC
INTEREST PAID ON
By improving their digestion, the
aorses will get full nourishment from
their erain feed a;. J as the waste is pre
tested, the amoui t of f.'cd can teailj
be reduced from 2J to 33 per cent.
FOR SALE BY
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
H. Hirschberg, Pres. D. W. Sears, V. P.
R. R. DeArmond, Cashier
W. H. Walker, I. A. Allen, O. D. Butler
IndepentfenceEeed&FsBdStore JHE MONITOR ALWAYS LEADS
-THIT HAVI IT"