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DALLAS, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, APRIL 24, 1903
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MAIN STREET, DALLAS,
AJSTD MONDAY, APRIL 27
Ladies' Fine Shoes, $3.25 and $3.50 values at $2.75
Ladies' Shoes, $3 00 values at $2.50.
We have the values and they are not odds and ends
either. A lot of Garden Seed to close out
3 packages for 5 cents.
We can save you money on your purchases.
Call and see us.
S, C, Dodson,
1anOrsdel, Hayes & Co.
YOU WILL FIND IT TO
YOUR ADVANTAGE TO LIST YOUR
PROPERTY WITH US.
ROOM I, (upstairs) Wilson Building, Dallas, Ore.
I Headquarters For
All the late and stylish designs in Wall Paper and
Borders, direct from the East, can now be found at our
store, and the prices are lower than ever before. You
are invited to call and inspect our beautiful line of
PICTURE FRAME MOULDING.
VARNISHES AND GLASS
Constantly on Hand.
L. D. DANIEL,
Sale te ver,..;
AND NOW WE HAVE A FEW NICE
THINGS LEFT TO CLOSE WITHOUT
Some 0oob TRain 2)a Shirts...
$2.00 and $2.50 values for $1.00 while they
Some Bice Mraps anb Jackets....
at half price. You can afford them at this
to go in this list. Please
some extra bargains.
ROWN & ELLI;
FARMS, STOCK RANCHES,
TIMBER LANDS and CITY PROPERTY.
TDIT IT ITC
call if you want
STATE SENATOB B. F. Mulkey.
REPRESENTATIVES G. L. Haw
kins and B. F. Jones.
COUNTY JUDGE J. E. Sibley.
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Seth
Riggs and J. B. Teal.
CLERK U. S, Loughary.
SHERIFF John T. Ford.
TREASURER E. V. Dalton.
ASSESSOR F. E. Myer.
SCHOOL SUPT. C. L. Starr.
SURVEYOR L. Ground.
CORONER-W. S. Cary.
TTORNBY At LAW.
Upstairs in Campbell building. Mill St
jTTORNKYg AT tAW.
Sibley & Eakin,
The only reliable set of Abstracts In
Polk county. Office on Court St.
TTOBNSY AT LAW
Julius N. Hart
Office upstairs in Osfleld Building.
TTORNEY AT LAW.
Butler & Coad.
Office over Dallas City Bank.
Office over Wilson's Drug Store
HY8ICAN AND SURGBON.
L. N. Woods, M. D.,
Does general practice in any part of
of the county. Office on Mill street,
gBHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
T. V. B. Embree,
Office Upstairs in Os field Building.
R. C. Craven, Pres.
R. E. '"Williams, Cashier.
hlhs City hit
Exchanges bought and sold on all
points. Special attention paid to col
lections. Wm. muscott,
Does hauling of all kinds at reasonable
WAS FRIEND TO SETTLERS
Mr Hermann Would Not Yield
Convictions to Retain His
The following lucid and truthful
statement written by Harry L. Hoi
gate, formerly of The Astorian. and
published in the Corvallis Gazette
covers Iota of ground:
"The operation of the National
Land laws is tofigurein the present
First Oregon Congressional District
campaign. Just why this is so is
not exHt-tly dear.'' Neither Mr.
Hermann nor Mr Reames, nor
even our own Mr. Ingalls can be,
in reason, blamed for those laws
which have done much for the
West and which have also given an
opportunity for much fraud. These
frauds have been accomplished
under the various 'administrations
and will continue as long as the
land laws remain as they are.
"In the matter of the conduct of
the local land officials, it will be
remembered that the commissioner
of public lands has not the power
to appoint or remove them and the
several Oregon local land com
missioners, who have been recently
summarily retired, were appointed
by a Federal judge, who happens
to be a Democrat. No one thinks
of holding Judge Bellinger respon
sible for the alleged official mis
conduct. "Mr. Hermann, 'when Com
missioner, urged Congress constant
ly, but vainly, to so amend the
laws that the frauds could not be
practiced. ' ' '
"Among the other "realities that
the opposition to , Mr. Hermann
will not discuss in connection with
his administration of the land office,
is the fact that of the $12,000,000
to $15,000,000, which was handled
by the officeduring his incumbency,
not one cent was lot through de
falcations or carelessness,
"To those familar with the situ
ation it seems odd that the friendly
relations between the President and
Mr. Hermann should be questioned
for were those relations other than
very friendly Mr. Hermann would
not have retained his office so long
alter Mr. Koosevelt 8 accesion to
the presidency. It is .verv unusua
for a bureau chief 10 rematn longer
than the department desires, and
Mr. Hitchcock has for several years
urged Mr. Hermanns retirement,
Their difference was not personal,
but was based upon several matters
of policy in which Mr. Hermann
had the support of the West. Mr.
Hermann did not care to yield his
convictions even to retain his office
That those unpreven table land
frauds were not an issue is shown
by the fact that Mr. Hermann's
assistant was made his successor
"Of really more importance to
Oregon than a Congressman's re
lations with the Administration is
his relationship with Congress, and
probably no Oregonian who reade
and thinks will deny that no man
in the State, other than Senator
Mitchell, is closer to the influential
members of Congress than Dinger
Hermann. Of special importance
to Oregon at this time is the fact
that Mr. Hermann is on the most
pleasant terms with Speaker Can
Essex House at Lafayette Goes
Up In Smoke.
The old "Essex House," which
was one of the first hotels of any
pretensions built in Oregon, burned
to the ground Thursday night.
When the alarm was given the
whole interior of the main building
was a seething mass of flames, and
the firemen could do nothing but
try to save adjacent buildings.
The house was occupied by Mrs.
McDonald, a widow, whose house
hold furniture was saved.
' The Essex House was a Yamhill
county landmark. It was built by
the late Amos Cook, about 1850,
and has sheltered some distinguish
ed men in its time. Both General
Grant and General Sheridan, then
lieutenants, have often been guests
at this house. The late Judge
Deady, David Logan, and a host of
other prominent men in the early
days of Oregon, shared the hospi
tality of this noted hostelry. Salem
LETTER TO SHEEP MEN.
Are Invited to Become Members of
Polk County Woolgrower
Dallas, Ob., April 21, '03.
To the woolgrowers of Polk
We invite you to join the rolk
County Voolgrowers' Union, our
object being to pool the entire clip
of the county. Arrangements will
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money If it
falls to cure. E. W. Grove's signature
I ob each box, zSc.
FOR 10 DAYS ONLY
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I will sell all Imported,
Decorated and Chinaware
AT 25 0 DI COUNT
NEW GOODS Violet Oats, two 21b.
packages for ... 25c.
Country Buckwheat, 51b. pgs., 25o.
Country Buckwheat, 101b. pgs. 50c.
Canada Sap Maple Syrup, i gal. 60c.
Hill's Syrup, per gallon, - $1.00
Arbuckles or Lion Coffee, 2 pgs. 25c.
MOHAIR SACKS FREE
T. A. Riggs, Prop
be made whereby you will be able
to store at your nearest warehouse,
Past experience has taught us that
it pays to pool our products, and
we feel sure that it will pay every
woolgrower to join in the pool. It
will cost each grower but one-hal
cent per pound, which will cover
all expenses, including warehouse
charges. Drop me a card by earlv
mail, stating the number of fleeces
you wish to place in this pool, and
also please call your neighbor s at
tention to this letter.
H. L. Fenton,
NEW STAMP WITHDRAWN
Design Lacked Artistic Merit
Was Not Popular.
The announcement from the
PoBtoffice Department that the 2
cent postage stamp ol trie new
series just issued will be withdrawn
and that a new design has been
ordered, is a prompt and satisfactory
acknowledgement that the genera
criticism and condemnation of its
artistic quality are well based. It
is not often that a popular protest
is more promptly heeded, and the
rostomce Department deserves com
mendation for its swift action. It
remains to be seen what sort of
substitute for the new stamp will
be provided, but it may reasonably
be doubted, whether the old one,
which has been in use now for
several years, can be improved up
on to any great extent. Its artistic
merits are certainly above the
average efforts in this line.
The Southern Pacific has in
augurated its new plan for the
collection of tickets and the manage
ment of its passenger trains on the
main line between Portland and
San Francisco. Under the new
management, there is on each train
an officer known as the train agent,
whose duty is to collect all fares.
Ihe conductor, thus being relieved
of a service that engaged practically
all of his time, can now give his
entire attention to the care of his
train. In adopting this plan,
which is common among Eastern
transportation companies, the rail
road company figures that the
danger from accident is minimized.
Was Always Very
Pale and Thin.
Dr. Miles' Nervine Sayed
There is great danger in a run down con
dition. Overwork, mental ftrain, the caret
and worries of business and the home, ail
have a deleterious effect upon the nerves,
which in their devitalized condition readily
fall prey to the attacks of disease. Aside
from the danger there is no condition at
tended by so many disagreeable symptoms;
such as loss of appetite, indigestion or nerv
ous dyspepsia, headache, tired feeling and
loss of ambition together with the agony of
sleepless nights spent io- 'ossing restlessly
about, only to rise exhausted in the morning.
Lr. Miles' Nervine is a true nerve tonic
which, by strengthening the nerves, restores
health and appetite and brings sweet sleep.
' "For six years I suffered almost constantly
from a complication of troubles which culmi
nated in complete nervous prostration. I
had no appetite, I could nut sleep,' I suffered
from indigestion and nervousness. As it so
often the case in nervous prostration I he-
3uently had weak, faintins spells. Doctors
id not help me. They said my blood was
very poor, and I know my face was always
very pale. The very first bottle of Dr. Miles'
Nervine I took gave me noticeable relief and
I felt stron er than I had m years. My
neighbors in 1 uyallun, waan where i men
ltved will testify to this. 1 also used some of
Ir. Miles Restorative Ionic and Anti 1 am
Pills. I brieve the Dr. Miles Remiies
saved my life." Mfci J C Bt.stEiCT, Tuck
All druieists sell and guarantee first bot
tle Dr. tfdes' Remedies. Send for free book
on N-rvous and Heart Diseases. Address
Du iUks Medical Co, EiUtvt, lad.
II0BS0N IN OREGON
Strong Advocate of Large
"I would to God our Navy was
ten times as large as it is. Then
when America raises her voice
among the nations of the earth and
demands justice and mercy it will
have weight." So said Lieut. Pear
son Hobson, hero of the Merrimac
in Portland Tuesday.
Mr. Hobson is on a lecture tour
of the entire country, advocating
the supremacy of the American
Navy and emphasizing his views
with facts that count. Wherever
he goes he is greeted by large and
enthusiastic crowds, who are
charmed with his magnificent voice,
tht force of his argument, and the
candid, honest belief of his theories.
Hobson truly has an exceptional
voice. It is rich mellow and pene
trating. In conversation heiseasy
and highly entertaining.
"Very recently the strongest
nations in Ji,urope," the Captain
continued, "much against our pro
test, went to a little South American
people and began bombarding their
ports. It was not deference to the
Monroe Doctrine that prevented
the continuance of this coalition,
and it is only fair to remark that
in experrcircles the opinion is that
that we could not have maintained
the doctrine, for the reason that
our Navy would have been utterly
inadequate for the task. It was
enormous pressure of the public
opinion in Great Britain, which
forced the government to swerve
from its course.
"Germany is trebling her Navy.
First she proposed to do it in 15
years, then in ten, and now it is
whispered that it is to be done in
1906. By increasing ours in the
proportion I have indicated we
would in 1916 have a navy as big
as Great Britain."
GAME IS OFF.
Dallas and Willamette Basket-Bail
Teams Unable to Agree Upon
Terms for Third and
The final and deciding game in
the Dallas-Willamette basket-ball
series has been declared off, the
managers of the respective teams
being unable to agree upon terms
as to grounds, orhcials, etc. The
teams disband with one victory
each to their credit in the series
lhe balem boys claims are set
forth in the following article, clipped
from the columns of the Evening
"lhe basketball season is over at
Willamette University. They have
been expecting to play a third
game with Dallas College on neutral
ground, Dut tne two teams could
agree on no floor ou which to play.
finally Manager Hi. r. Avenll of
the Willamette University team
sent an ultimatum to the Dallas
boys, and they refused to accept
the terms, so the Willamette boys
have declared the game off and dis
banded the team. The Dallas boys
were determined to play upon the
Portland Y. M. C. A. floor, and this
the home team could not agree to,
because one of the Dallas players
was a Portland Y. M, C. A. man
and therefore familiar with that
field. Of course that would give
Dallas a handicap. The W illamette
boys agreed to play up3n either
Corvallis or Oregon City floors, the
two best floors in the State, or they
would also play at Independence.
Dallas would not agree to any of
these points, which showed they
did not desire a game with even
chances, so the game is off and the
Willamette University now claims
the basketball championship of the
Pacific Coast. The only contesting
team was from Dallas College, and
the boys claim superiority over
them for the reason that in the two
games Willamette made 32 points
while Dallas made only 26."
Members of the Dallas basket
ball team request publication of
the following statement:
"The Evening Telegram, of
Thursday, April 16, contains cor
respondence from Willamette Uni
versity, at Salem, in which that
institution lays claim to the basket
ball championship of the Pacific
Coast, and asserts superiority over
Dallas College basket-ball team.
These sweeping claims are based on
the following assertions:
"First That Dallas refused to
play the deciding game of the series
on any floor except the Portland
floor, rejecting Oregon City, Cor
vallis and Independence.
"faecond I hat Willamette is sure
of being able to defeat Dallas on
ny neutral field with which neither
team is familiar.
"Third That Willamette's su
periority is shown brtha stores of
the two games played with the
"The assertion that Dallas re
used to play on any floor is false.
Dallas waa willicg to meet Will-
0 m f i
amette at McMinnville, Newberg,
Portland or Independence, and
made propositions to that effect.
The disagreement concerning the
Independence floor was not as to
place, but as to dimensions of the
court. Willamette presented an
ultimatum in which it demanded
that the court be 40 feet wide and
between 60 and 80 feet long. Dallas
rejected the proposition on the
ground that Willamette's home
court was of these dimensions, be
ing 40 feet wide and 60 feet long.
Since the court at Dallas is but 24
fet wide, the collegians claimed
that the advantage gained by the
Salem team would be unfair. But,
in order that the game might be
played, the Dallas team expressed
itself as willing to concede 11 feet
in width, making a court 35x70.
Willamette, by such a proposition,
would concede but five feet from
her width. This offer the university
rejected, resubmitting its own
proposition of 40 feet wide or no
game. .Basket-ball rules require a
court containing 2400 square feet,
but do not specify dimensions.
Dallas was willing to play on a
regulation floor, but would not con
cede to Willamette's proposition to
play on a court identical in size
with the latter s own.
"While Willamette, with astound
ing confidence, expresses itself as
'sure' of being able to defeat tho
Dallas team, this is certainly poor
argument, and Dallas is inclined to
say, 'show me.' While the Polk
County institution does not desire
to stand in the light of a braggart,
yet the confidence and determina
tion that carried it from honest de
feat on March 20 to honest victory
one week later, has not deserted it,
and the sweepingclaim from Marion
County appeals to the humor of
"Basket-ball championships are
not decided by points, but by
games. But, if Willamette desires
to stand on the present situation,
while, as they have stated, points
are 32 to 26 in its favor, Dallas has
won the last game, and by having
defeated Corvallis which team de
feated Willamette making six field
goals to the varsity's two the Polk
County college, by virtue of this
situation, ranks above its rivals
from the capitol city. Yet, at this
time, Dallas College desires to place
itself upon record as not claiming
the Pacific Coast championship.
This claim, for either DallasCollege
or Willamette University, is ridi
culous. The championship . un
doubtedly comes to Oregon, but not
to Dallas or Salem. The "All Stars,"
of Portland, hold, without room for
doubt, this much-coveted and envi
able honor. Willamette should
not forget its overwhelming defeats
at the hands of the Seattle team,
nor should it forget the result of
the Portland-Seattle game.
"Dallas College regrets exceed
ingly that this matter should have
been forced into print. Athletics
are for the field, and should never
be decided in the newspapers.
Championships can never be settled
with ink, nor should they be. Tho
Polk County College does not rush
into type at this time to make
sweeping and groundless claims,
but to correct false impressions and
statements, and to place itself in &
true light before promoters of pure
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