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UNTY PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY VOL. XX DALLAS, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, FEBRUARY 9, 1909. NO. 52 OPERA HOUSE Saturday, Feb. 13 ?M W. H. KERR PRESENTS E. D. ANGELL MIND In a Demonstration PHYSIC Wm. R. Concert Prices, "Oregon's Best" guaranteed to be the best soft wheat flour in the Willamette Valley. Sold by all grocers in Dallas. Manufactured solely by Dallas flouring Mill SWEENEY BROS. Props. Now is the Time to visit California When summer has passed in these northern states, the sky is only mild under the bright blue skies of Southern California. This is one of nature's happy provisions eternal sum mer for those who cannot endure a more severe cli mate. California has been called the Mecca of the winter tourist." Its hotels and stopping places are as varied as those of all well , regulated cities. Visitors can always find suitable accommodations, congen ial companions, aud var ied, pleai-ing recreations. SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO. Will be glad to supply some very attractive literature, describing In detail the mauy delights of winter in California. Very low round trip excur sion tickets tire oo sale to California. The rate from Dallas to Los Aogeles and return Is $58.80 Limit six month, allowing stop-overs la either direc tion. Similar excursion rates are in effect to all California points. Tut full informmuon.HerpiDCr ' rewra a t in4 tickets, mil on, tetegrapa et wrii I. N. WOODS, A tent. DALLAS WM. McMURRAV "". Agl. Portia. Oregon M. OLIVE SMITH teacher of PIANO AND ORGAN odio. Room So. 2, Wilaoa Block DAliAS OREGON YSTERY? READER of the Real and Unreal in PHENOMENA BOONE Pianist 25c, 50c and 75c GIVE FINE RECEPTION Student Body Of Dallas College Holds Its First Official Enter tainment. The Student Body Association of Dallas College, newly organized, gave Its first reception In the College Chapel, Friday night. In preparing for the entertainment to appear in costumes typical of what they expected to be in ten years from the present dute, and great ingenuity was mani fested by the majority of them in making up for the parts they intended to play in the future. Doctors, lawyers, preachers, trained nurses and a score of other characters were in evidence, while some whose Imagination of future conditions seemed inclined to run a trifle toward the fantastic, endeavoring to show that, whatever might be the limit ations of the Ethiopian, the Cauca- sion could beyond doubt change bis skin, appeared in the role of negro minstrels. A program consisting of music, readings and impromptu addresses was given, followed by a light lunch eon, after which the remainder of the evening was spent in a general jollifi cation, songs and college yells being indulged in until the lateness of the hour warned them that the time for bringing to a close their pleasant stud ent reception had arrived. B. C Miles Seriously 111. Boy Wassam received a message from Portland, Friday that B. C. Miles, manager of the Spaulding Logging Company, is seriously ill at his home in Portland and that grave doubts are entertained as to his chances of recovery. Previous to this be bad been confined to bis bed for two weeks with what was supposed to be a light attack of typhoid fever, but complications have arisen and be is in a very critical condition. He la re ported to be paralyzed and unable to talk but tbe physicians have not given up all hope of bis recovery. Besides baring the best medical experts in Portland, bis brother-in-law. Dr. H. S. Mintborn, of Newport, is at bis bed side. It was thought a clot of blood on tbe brain was tbe cause of the paralysis, but the latest report is that it is typhoid with serious complica tions. Survey Is Approved. Word has been received from Wash ington that the long delayed accept ance of the govern raeni survey oi Township 7 south, of Range , west, and also a Dortlon of Township 6 south, of Raoge 9, has at last beeo approved. This means that those who bare settled oo this land will now have tbe first right to file thereon, but before doing so notice must be giveo by publication and the time for Alios: stated therein. Most if not all of tbe land embraced in tbe above deeribed terri'ory bas been occupied for some time by parties who were anxious to file tbeir claims bat were deterred from doing so by reason of the oon-: acceptance of the surrey by tbe gov-, eminent. POULTRY MEN MEET Lay Extensive Plans For Next Annual Show Dates Are Brought For ward Two Weeks. The Executive Committee of the Polk County Poultry Kaisers' Association met in the Courthouse, Saturday, and outlined the work of the Association for the coming summer, in prepara tion for the poultry show which will be held next winter. Owing to the fact that the State Poultry Show's dates have been brought forward to December 8-15, the local association deemed it best to set its own dates earlier than last year, so as to keep the county show two weeks before those of the State Show, as they have always been in the past. The dates set are accordingly, Novem ber 23-26, a period of four days. Elmer Dixon, of Oregon City, who has served in a most satisfactory manner as judge of the exhibits dur ing the last two years has again been selected for the work. The matter of badges and prizes will be definitely set tied sometime during the present month, as will also tne matter of pre paring the catalogue for the next show. Although up to the present time the Show has always been held in Dallas, the matter of shifting it about from year to year was brought up and ser iously discussed Saturday. Those in favor of the new plan claimed that, inasmuch as the Show is a country In stitution and not a purely local affair, every town in the county should in turn be given an opportunity to reap such benefits as might come from holding the Show in it. It was sug gested that the next show be held in Independence and a definite action on the subject will be taken at the next meeting, which will be held within the next three weeks. MANY PASS EXAMINATIONS Large Number of Eighth Grade Pupils In Polk County Public Schools Are Successful. The following pupils in the public schools of Polk county passed the eight grade examinations in January and have been granted diplomas by the County Superintendent: Eva Womer, of Pedee; Nona aod Leda Lewis, of Lewisville! Lena May, of Salt Creek ; Efiie Hickerson, of Rick reall ; Ella Lawrence and Amanda Hilke, of Independence; Irma Stufft, of Brush College; Eunice Elkins, of Buena Vista; Farrell 0. Dickey and J. D. Fletcher, of Buell; Arthur C. Goods, of Fir Grove; Minnie Wunder, of Monmouth ; George Cain son and Gladys Davenport, of Black Rock; Winifred Wilson and Ella Chase, of Highland; Fred Norwood, Charles Adams, Josephine Wilson, Ethel Bennett, Alice Schindber, and Nellie Adams, of Mountain View. Some pupils failed in only one or two studies, which entitles them to take those subjects once more in the May examinations. The Mountain View school made by far the best showing, both in the num ber of its pupils taking the examina tions and in the averages made. Tbe lowest average made by pupils writing on the examination in that school was 91 percent while the highest average was 95 per cent. Oldest Horse in Oregon Is Dead. The oldest horse In Oregon died on January 27 at the old Captain Kelley home in Burns, Oregon, where the animal has bad tbe most tender care since tbe death of his old master a few years ago. This Indian pony was once the property of "Captain Jack," the Indian fighter of Lava Beds fame, and was captured among other ponies, by a company of soldiers of whom Captain Harrison Kelly, then of Jackson County, was the com mander, and was presented to Cap tain Kelley In the Spring of 1873, being then nearly seven years old, making him at tbe time of bis death nearly 43 years old. Tbe animal was evidently of royal Indian pony blood, as be was remark able for endurance, superior intelli gence and a gait that was very easy for his rider. Cp to a short time before Captain Kelley' death be rode the pony quite often, but of late years the animal bas been a privileged charac ter, roaming at winauriog me spring and Summer, and receiving careful attention during the Winter. Oregon- Ian. Tbe Salem skating team was de feated by the Dallas team in a bot basketball game at the Colosseum rink Thursday night, the score being 28 to 14. On the foiiowiog mgnt tney again met defeat in Falls City by a score of 20 to 4. The Salem team plays a fast game of basketball as far as team work Is concerned, but proved weak oo goal throwiog. A series of lectures on timely topics will be piven at tbe Seventh Day Ad-1 venuscnurcn in io en, u , aryt. 10.11. and li. w j be discussed are: The Fifth Kingdom j -Tbe New Earth, Seventeen Signs , ine WMning am .Da ..nKuu,u, - Freak Among Kingdoms, and Tbe j Sanctuary and Judgment. All are l cordially invited. COMPANY II INSPECTED New Organization In Fine Condition Successful Dance On Follow ing Evening. The first Annual Inspection of Com pany H., Fourth Infantry O. N. G., w,as held in the Armory, Friday night by Major McGlachlin, who bad come up from Vancouver, Washington for that purpose. A number of tbe citizens of Dallas were present and the work of drill and inspection was watched with great interest. The members of the company were all present, with the exception of a few who were kept away by unavoidable circumstances, and drawn up, fully equipped in heavy marching order, they made a very creditable showing. The inspection of arms was passed rapidly, everything being found in excellent conditions, with but few ex ceptions. The inspection of the rolls followed tbe results being equally sat isfactory. The company, although working at times under considerable disadvantage, has made great pro gress during the few months since its organization and bids fair to make an even more rapid advancement in the future. A campaign for additional member ship will be begun and carried on vig orously in the near future and such are the advantages, social and other wise, that the company is able to offer, that a large increase in its member ship is anticipated. On Saturday evening following the Inspection night, a highly successful danolng party, arranged and given by the Social Committee under the auspices of the company, was held. One of the largest crowds of dancers that has been assembled in Dallas for a number of years attended, In which were represented, not Dallas people alone, but also a number of visitors from neighboring cities, the representation from Falls City being especially good. Dancing begun at nine o'clock and was continued until midnight, music for tbe occasion being furnished by an orchestra under the direction of Mr. Corpron, of McMinnville. The Social Committee is highly pleased with tho success of the dance and plans are being made for another to be given within a few weeks, the date for which will be made public later. Praises The Oregons. C. A. Simonton, of Crestline, Ohio, a brother of Willis Simonton of this city, sends the following in compli ment to the Dallas boys who were In his state last week on theii basketball tour: Crestline, Ohio, February 2. Editor Observer: I have been very much interested la the Oregons. I had a very pleasant visit with them at Mansfield and Delaware, and saw them win bard fought games at each place. They are a fine lot of boys and know bow to play tbe game. They are certainly making a great record considering tbe fact that all games are played on strange courts and in some cases under rules that are new and also that many of tbe teams try to defeat them regardless of fairness or science. I believe their playiog so far bas demonstrated that they are the the Champions of the World and could easily win in a series against any team In the world on a neutral court. Oregon and Dallas especially should be proud of them to the last degree. U. A. BlJUUlUiM. Fruit Association Meets. At the meeting of tbe board of tbe Northwest Fruit Association at Albany Friday much routine business was considered, selection of the site for tbe packing house in Salem approved and a committee appointed to secure sub scriptions to stock were Instructed to see again all subscribers who have signed for a small amount with tbe promise of more later on, to the end that tbey "come through" with sub scriptions equal accommodation re quired. Tbe matter of absorbing freight to packing bouse In expense account, for all members who live within reasonable limits and who bold sufficient stock to warrant such favor, was passed by unanimous vote. This action will result In the building of large plants centrally located In stead of smaller packing nouses lo d f- ferent localities. 8. P. Kimball tend ered bis resignation as a member of tbe board of directors lo favor of Ed. A. Jury, who was elected to serve ontil the annual meeting in June. Statesman. Old Pioneer Passes Away. Mrs. Sarah J. Burnett died Monday, February 1, at tbe home of her son, G. T. Burnett, In Albany at tbe age of 81 years. She was bora lo Mlwmurl and crossed tbe plains to California in 1850, coming to Oregon io 157. She has since lived lo this state, residing 28 years at Bethel, Polk County, IT years In Corral Us aod tbe past seveo years lo Albany. 8 be was a member of tbe Christian Church. Mrs. Burnett leaves Ore children : O. T. Burnett, R. L. Burnett, and Mrs. E. P. Greffox, of Albany ; H. P. Burn for m,D'T ,b,r. . r-. .,. M j r Rhodes, of Han la Marie. California. Funeral services arerebelJ la Albany, Wedoed,, ol tbe boly was taken . . p ,k -Bt for borUL Oasetta, lffH i at mis nee. HOLDS ITS FIRST RALLY Polk County School Officers' Associa tion Has Enthusiastic Meeting At Oak Grove. The educational rally, held at Oak Grove, near Rickreall, Saturday, be gan a series of such meetings, which will be held at different parts of Polk county during the next three months. The meetings are held by the School Officers' Association of Polk county, the county being divided into ten sec tions in each of which about six school districts are represented, and a rally will be held in each section in turn. The purpose of the meetings is to bring teachers, school officers and parents together for the purpose of discussing plans for effective and co operative work in upbuilding the edu cational system of the county. This aim seemed admirably fulfilled in tbe meeting at Oak Grove, Satur day. Although the attendance was not large, the interest manifested by those who were there was very great and many profitable facts were brought out In the discussion of the various subjects relating to educa tional work, which were Introduced. J, A. Allen, chairman of the As sociation for the Rickreall section, presided over tbe meeting in an able manner and a number of represent atives from other sections of the county were present. The next rally will be held February 20, at the Spring Valley schoolhouse, for Zena section. the LIBRARY BOARD MEETS Elects Officers, Settles Length Terms And Lays Plans For Future Work. Of A business meeting of the Library Board, recently appointed by Mayor A. B. Mulr, was held In the Reading Room of the Dallas Free Library, last night, cosiderable business both in routine and in special work being transacted. M. M. Ellis, appointed temporary chairman by the Mayor, was unan imously chosen permanent chairman of the board, the remaining members drawing lots, according to the state law, to determine the length of term for each. The three jear terms fell to J. G. Van Orsdol and M. M. Ellis, the two year terms to Mrs. F. H Morrison and Mrs. George Gerlinger aod the one year terms to Hon. U. S. Loughary and R. E. Williams. Mrs. George Gerlinger was chosen secretary and Mrs. F. H. Morrison treasurer of the board, Mrs. Gerlinger being also elected Librarian to serve without salary. She will have as a paid assistant, however, Miss Jennie Musoott, who bas for the past two years capably filled that position. The treasurer's report shows that, unless the remainder of this year's half mill appropriation be paid over by the city council, the Library Board will have to face a considerable deficit at the close of the fiscal year, April 1. Since the council has already paid over a portion of the appropriation, it was the consensus of opinion of the I board members that the payment of the remainder could not, in justice, be refused. Unless it Is paid, however the board, instead of having a small margin to its credit at the end of tbe year, will nave to devise means or meeting a deficit. This phase of the question will be considered at the next meeting which will be subject to the call of tbe chairman of the board. Would Sell Reserved Lands. Congressman W. C. Hawley intro duced a bill Thursday authorizing the sale of all the reserved lands on theStletz Indian reservation. The bill also authorizes the sale of all water power sites on reserved lands. The government farm on theSiletz reser vation Is to be cut up Into five acre tracts and 40 acres of this farm near est the government building is to be laid off as a town site and sold, reserv ing to actual business men and resi dents the right to buy tbe land upon which their respective buildings stand. Where such lands are sold to other than the owner of buildings thereon, the owner shall have tbe right to sell bis Improvements to tbe purchaser of tbe laod or remove bis Improeveraots. Tbe net proceeds of tbe sale of these lands Is to be paid io part to the Slleu Indians and part Is to be spent io erecting schools for their children. Work Will Beria Soon. It depends only on how soon the weather moderate sufficiently, when active work wiii be resumed on tbe Dallas-Salem extension of tbe Salem, Falls City & Western railroad, accord ing to tbe statement of I Gerlinger, Jr., manager. Once tbe work of actual construction is commenced, it will be pushed forward vigorously toward completion. Steel rails aod other sup plies, sufficient to lay five mile of track are already oo tbe ground In Dallas and more material Is oo tbe wsy. A steam (hovel Is expected to be received bere with a few day. Some preliminary work will be done oo tbe road between Falls City and Black Rock first, io tbe way of im proving tbe track and road bed, but tbe lines la that section will not be exten-ied at present w hite SALE Commencing SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6th we will place on display at very attractive prices new lines of Embroideries, Ladies' Muslin Underwear, India Linens, NainsooKs, and White Lawns We are showing a strong line of these goods and our prices on White Skirts, Corset Covers and Muslin Gowns will certainly appeal to you. Now is the time to buy such goods. Remnants in Wool Dress Goods on sale at One-Half price. Campbell Hollister CASH STORE Electricity for Lighting Is only expensive to people who are wasteful and careless. To you, who are naturally careful, it does not come high. It Is economical because It can be quickly turned off wnen not needed. With gas or kerosene there is the temptation to let light burn when not needed to save bother of lighting and adjusting. In some homes the elootric light bills amount to only one or two dollars per month. You can probably got some kind of artificial light for less money than electric light, but does it save you anything when It limits op portunities for work and recreation ruins your eyesight smokes your walls mars decorations and increases household work. You could probably save a dollar tomorrow by going without your meals but it wouldn t be economy. It is not so much what you save, but how you save that counts. WILLAMETTE VALLEY CO. BATES Residence on meters, per Kilowatt-15o ; Residence, flat per month, 18cp 60o. RATES FOR BUSINESS HOUSES 25o per drop and 60 per Kilowatt up to 10 drops ; over 10 drops 20c per drop and 60 per Kilowatt up to 40 drops; over 40 drops I7jc per drop and 60 per Kilowatt. A drop figures 16cp or less. For power rates apply at the office. We are always ready to explain the "ins and outs0 of the lighting proposition to you, call on us or phone to us, we are never to busy to talk business. Willamette Valley Company E. W. KEARNS, Manager for Dallas. Office on Mill street, just north of the Court House. Phones Boll 421, Mutual 12J7. The Jacobson All kinds of hauling promptly done. Spec ially equipped for the careful moving of fur niture and pianos. Phone orders to Belt & Cherrington's Drug Store Bell, 301 Mutual, 253 BUILDERS ATTENTION In connection with our Lumber and Shingle trade we are now handling LIME, PLASTER, CEMENT. BRICK and SAND. Lowest possible prices on all building material. THE CHAS. 11. SPAULDING LOGGING CO. MANUFACTURERS Or MB LUPUSES r BLACK'S STABLES Havingpurchased this well-known barn, we so licit a share of your patronage. EVERYTHING FIRST-CLASS Excellent accomodations for commercial men. STOWE MAIN STREET jTtOUHMJ AT LAW Ed. F. Cod, Office Id Courtnouse DALLAS. OREGON A TTOIT AT LAW Walter L. Tooze, Jr. OOce la Wilson Bl.ig. Dalla Ottooa Goods Transfer Co. BROS. DALLAS, OREOON M. HAYTER Offloi over Wllaoa'a 1 rag Utor Pfl"". OREGON. ttobxits at i aw. FlELET & EAKIS, Tba oelr ri Ubl act of Abstract la Polk county. Offlc am Court BU DAiXJLS, OREGON.