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Craven & Huff have been elected to the coun
cil and thank you for the compliment. They
now invite everybody to buy a Welcome Heater
and be happy and comfortable this winter.
S T E I G E R & K ER R’S
WHEN IT COMES TO
C H O O S I N G THE
KIND OF A STOVE,
THERE’S BUT ONE
RIGHT CHOSE AND
IT ’S A W E LC 0 M E
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CRAVEN & HUFF
HAVE YOUR PICTURE MADE NOW
AT MICHAELS’ STUDIO
And save the advance price which is coming in
material, also a shortage which may confront ns.
Have yonr Photo ready for—
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RALF FLOYD WRITES
(Continued from Page 1.)
he pleased to know that everything
is being done possible for Ralphs
We were thankful for the news
of his safety, as we hnd some fear
that he might not be a prisoner. The
Red Cross is doing everything possi
ble for our boys who have been tak
en prisoner and if you would just
keep in ouch with them I am sure
that they will be able to give you in
formation of Ralph, and let you
know how he is getting along. The
best way to write him would be thru
the Red Cross and he will lie able to
reply through the same channels.
Trusting that you have received
more news from Ralph himself, I
will close and trust you will call on
me if it is possible for me to be of
any service, either to you or Ralph.
R. J. LITTLE,
2nd. Lieut. A. S., U. S. A.
Berne, Sept. 21, 1918.
Lieut. R. J. Little, Esq.—Referring
to your letter of Aug. 28, 1918, ask
ing for news of whereabouts and
welfare of Lt. R. A. Floyd, we are
able to inform you thut Lt. Floyd is
a prisoner of war, now interned at
lt is stated that he disappeared on
July 24 on his way from Orly to
Colombey-les-Belles and that he
landed enroute at Vinets.
We are sending Lt. Floyd food,
clothing and toilet articles regular
ly and certain luxuries when neces
sary. In this respect we feel that
you need have no anxiety for him.
As you request, we are duly for
warding the letter which you en
closed to Lt. Floyd.
Very truly yours,
C. P. DENNETT
Deputy Com. Dept, of Prisoners.
Wo 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 made on you for Red Cross work and
THE INDEPENDENCE SfEAM LAUNDRY
Will do the work for you at reasonable
NO DAMAGE TO YOUR CLOTHES
POST IS THE PAPER TO BUT.
Miss Pearly Prather is quite ill
It. Peterson is confined to his room
with a light attack of influenza.
Mrs. Lily Hall and son, Raymond,
were callers at Albany Saturday.
Fritz Torgeson’s wife was taken
to the Albany hospital Saturday for
A t-W A V $
“THOUGHT A WHULfi.
LOT Of= TH A T
Ten little Heinies standing in a
line—'long came a Sammio, then
there were nein.
■ATS I TO MTSSLF BATS I THE
DO YOU KNOW
PAT H EAÛ '_______
Why shiver around on
these cold mornings
and evenings and in
vite the germs of colds,
“ grip" and influenza
to attack you or mem
bers of your family?
Keep warm, keep dry,
keep clean and breathe
pure air and you’ll soon
save the price of the
stove in doctors’s bills
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Dr. Butler of Independence was
called Saturday to see Lester Mur
phy who bus influenza.
Leland Prather has been at Salem six years old, four brothers, Emil
working on a launch that his father Gobnt of Albany, Jake and Roy of
purchased to tow his logs to Salem. Wells and Fritz of Buena Vista and
one sister, Mrs. Eston Carter of
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Chown and Wells. The bereaved have the sym
son, Ernest, of Wigrich were the pathy of their many friends.
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lichty
Polk County's First Court House
(Polk County Observer.)
Mrs. M. V. Prather spent n few
Polk County was created by tin*
days with her sister-in-law, Mrs. H.
T. Hill, nt Monmouth while Mr. Hill Provisional Legislature nt Oregon
wns in Eastern Oregon on Imsinoss. City December 22, 1845. The first
term of county court wns held In
Those who attended the funeral 1840 on the Donation Land Claim of
of Verna Torgeson at Albany Sun Carey Duncan Embrec, a pioneer of
day were Mrs. E. J. Anderson, G. E. 1844. The record of this first term of
Harmon and. wife and daughter, this first term of court was found
among the papers of Mr. Embree by
his descendants. The county had
. Shrunk has sold 2f> hend of no record, the county records begin
hogs to a Salem butcher this week. ning in 1847. Court was held in a
Mrs. Jesse Tann was a Salem call log school house called Jefferson
er last week where her husband is Institute and the jury met iu the
brush near the Rickrcall river. For
working in a dairy.
four years court met hero and in the
Verna Torgeson, who wns a resi dwelling houses of the pioneers.
Kllendale was the first town, lo
dent of this place for some time but
of late years of Wellsdnle, died nt cated nliout three miles west of Dal
Washington, last Friday of influen las. The firs mills iu Hie county
za. He enlisted in the army last were built here in 1845, and several
July from Corvallis and has been in other business enterprises were
the hospital most of the time since. started here, b n Ellendale being off
His funeral wns held nt Albany Sun the line of traffic, Dallas was chosen
day, Rev. Gates conducting the ser as a better location on which to
vice. He leaves to mourn his de build a town. Ellendale as a town
parture: Father, mother and son censed to exist after the woolen mill
ami flttiir mill were destroyed by fire the last court house was built, wss
made by Hon. George L. Hawkins of
In 1847 an Indian railed George Dallas and by him presented to Sar
sold a tract of land to Smith Collins ah Childress Polk Chapter to mark
at Dallas, the consideration being a the site of the first court house. The
broadcloth suit with brass buttons, a marker was erected but owing to an
sack of flour, a side of bacon and a epidemic of Spanish influenza, all
plug <>t tobacco. This is thought to public meetings being prohibited,
have been the first formal transfer of Die Daughters were unable to unveil
land in the county. At this time it on the date set, which was Novem
David Lewis was sheriff, I’. O. Reilly ber second, the anniversary of the
was clerk and Alonzo A. Skinner birth of President James Knox Polk,
was judge. Thomas J. Loveludy was in whose honor the county was nam
one of the commissioners of the ed.
county and his wife selected the
name for the new town which was
to be the capital of I’olk county.
She named it Cynthianna after Cyn-
thianna, Kentucky. The site chosen
was North Dallas, and a one-story
frame building about forty feet
square was erected on the northeast
corner at the intersection of the
roads now known as Orchard Ave
nue and the Salem roud. In this
• Ï t
building William Kvermnn wns con
victed of the first murder commmltt-
ed in the county and was hanged by
Smith Gilliam, sheriff, in 1851.
In August 1852, the name of the
town was changed from Cynthianna
to Dallas in honor of George M. Dal-1
! ’ i <
las, vice president under the Polk
In 1854 a one and a half story ad
dition wns built to the foil id house.
Good water on the north side of
the river being difficulty to obtain
it was deemed advisable in 185(1 to
move to the south side. A two story
court house of wood was built in
South Dallas oil the site of the pres
ent court house in 1859. which wns
burned iu 1s98 and replaced by a
After the town was moved to (be
south side of the river, the first
CASH OR TRADE
building continued to be used ns n
court house and jail until the com
pletion of the new one in 1859. It
SWOPE ft SWOPS
was then torn down, a part of it
moved nwny in sections and n part
sold as lumber.
I. 0. 0. F. Building
A marker of Polk county stone, or
the same kind of material of Which Independence,