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DALLAS, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, JUNE 26, 1903
A WORD OF THANK
As we are leaving Dallas this
week, we desire to thank our
many friends for the liberal pat
ronage accorded us in past years.
We hope in the future to greet
' many of yon In
Our Falls City Store
Our big store building in Falls City is being
packed from floor to ceiling with one of the
most complete stocks of General Merchandise
in the Willamette Valley. ::::::::
Remember that we retain the agency for all the special
lines of goods handled by us in Dallas.
Call and See Us In Our New Store
R. E. BRYAN & SON
MANY NOTED SPEAKERS
Willamette .Valley Chatauqua
Prepared Fine Program.
The Willamette Valley Chautau
qua Association has issued its tenth
annual program. From the very
small beginning in the way of a
session held in 1894, the Chautauqua
has grown until it covers a period
of thirteen days and draws talent
for its platform from all parts of
the country. From an examination
of the present program it would
seem from the rich array of talent
scheduled to appear, that the 1903
session bids fair to eclipse any of
its predecessors. Notwithstanding
the length of the Chautauqua for
this year, hardly a day passes with
out the appearance of some 6tar
Senator Jonathan P. Dolliver,
the big Iowa senator, lectures on
the first evening, July 14th on the
patriotic theme, "A Poor Man's
Government and a Poor Boy's
Country," and will be introduced
by Senator John H. Mitchell. On
the next afternoon Senator Dolliver
delivers his great lecture on "The
Working Man of Nazareth."
The famous author, humorist,
lecturer, Bob Burdette, and his
hardly less attractive wife, Mrs.
Clara B. Burdette, will appear on
the program. Burdette will deliver
his world famous lecture "The Rise
and Fall of the Mustache" on the
evening of July 16th, lecturing the
second time on the next day, July
17th in the afternoon, "Rainbow
Chasers," and "Good Medicine," on
the afternoon of July 22nd.
"Woman's Day" will be July 21.
Mrs. Clara B. Burdette, who is first
vice president of the National
Federation of Women's Clubs, will
speak in the afternoon on the
"Care of the Junior Citizen." There
will be a daily Women's Parliament
from July 16th to July 23rd in
clusive, presided over by Mrs.
Burdette. The Women's Clubs of
Oregon are taking great interest in
the" Chautauqua this year, and a
host of them will attend.
Karl Germaine, the magician,
who has appeared at the mother
Chautauqua will appear in two
Rabbi Stephen S. Wise will de
liver three lectures. Dr. Edgar P.
Hill will preside at the program
given over to the "Prisoners' Aid
Governor George E. Chamberlain
will speak on this occasion. Dr.
M. A. Matthews, of Seattle, will
lecture once and preach twice. Dr.
J.'VnHcomo , Ji rougher, of Tenn
essee, will also lecture once and
preach twice. The W. C. T. U.
have a special afternoon program
of absorbing interest to many.
The elocutionists is Mrs. Harriet
Colburn Saunderson of the Saunder
son School of Expression, of Seattle
who will give an evening of special
readings, musical numbers inter
spersed, with artistic Greek posings.
The musical department will be
under charge of Mrs. Walter Reed,
the popular singer of Portland.
She will conduct the popular
oratorio "The Holy City" assisted
by a large chorus and four of the
best soloists in Oregon on Saturday
evening July 18th, and on the next
Tuesday, July 21st, will present a
fashionable concert, participated in
by the beBt talent of the state.
On Friday and Saturday, July
24th and 25th, the Chautauqua
have Champ Clark, the great Con
gressman from Missouri as a stellar
attraction. He is a splendid orator
and has a national reputation as a
wit and humorist.
The management is expecting a
large number of campers this year
and certainly an aggregation of
talent such as is represented ought
and will be liberally patronized.
No charge is made for camping.
The following are some of the
classes that will be conducted in
the Summer School each forenoon:
Music, Mrs. Walter Reed of Port
land; Bible Study, Junior Bible
Study, Reading and Elocution, Mrs.
Harriett Colburn Saunderson, of
Seattle; United States History,
Prof. W. C. Hawley, of Willamette
University; Physical Culture, ladies,
Mrs. Harriett Colburn Saunderson;
Physical Culture, children, W. H.
Beach, of the Oregon City Y. M. C.
A.; Physical Culture, young men,
W. H. Beach; Musical Art Class,
Miss Helen Calbreath, of Salem;
English Literature, Dr. B. J.
Hoadley, of Willamette University;
Women's Parliament, Mrs. Robert
J. Burdette; W. C. T. U. Institute,
Mrs. Helen D. Harford; Religious
Parliament, Portland Ministerial
Tents can be rented on the ground
by application to the Secretary.
The Portland Ministerial Associ
ation will have daily parliament at
11 a. m. each morning when up-to-date
questions are presented and
discussed. A full program may be
had by addressing the Secretary,
H. E. Cross, at Oregon City, Oregon.
THE EAGLE WILL SCREAM
Independence and Falls City Will
Celebrate the Glorious Fourth.
Independence is making prepar
ations for a great Fourth of July
celebration. The lodges and busi
ness houses are preparing beautifu
floats for the parade, and there wil
be attractive features galore. Hon
F. A. Patterson is President of the
Day; Rev. E. C. Wigmore, of Mon
mouth, is Chaplain, and Lyman
Damon will act as Marshal. Hon
L. T. Harris, of Eugene, will de
liver the oration, and Prof. Ed M
Smith, of Monmouth, will read the
Declaration of Independence. Two
beeves and six sheep will be roast
ed, and served free on the grounds
at the noon hour. In the afternoon
there will be a baseball game, hose
contests, racing, etc. The exercises
will close with a grand ball in the
Auditorium at night.
Falls City will celebrate in
manner befitting the day. The
morning program at the park
promises to be of unusual interest,
and the afternoon races and sports
will be well worth going to see
Good prizes have been offered for
all events. A feature of the after
noon contest will be the timber
felling contest between crews of the
Bryan Lucas Lumber Company
and the Coast Range Lumber
Company. A display of fireworks
will be made at 9:30 in the evening,
and there will be a dance at Bryan's
hall. The Dallas and Falls City
railroad will run excursion trains
Trains will leave the S. P. depot in
Dallas at 9 a. m. and 1:30 p. m.
Returning, will leave Falls City at
11 a. m. and 8:45 p. m.
Then and Now.
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THEIR FIRST STEP
cieven Bright Young People Are
Graduated Fro n Dallas Public
The graduating exercises of the
Dallas public school were held last
Friday night at tha City Hall. The
excellent program was enjoyed by
a large audieoo, of patrons and
. ui w si.j'sjiii, aim an were
proud of the bright young people
who took part in the exercises.
The stage was beautifully decorated
with flowers an ? evergreens, roses
and Oregon gnpe being used in
The graduates, eleven in number,
are Alvie -Morion. Nola Coad.
Frankie Hayter, Leif Finseth, Alta
Savage. Bessie G' och, Pearl Burk,
L,uiu Dempsey, ."seven Palmer, Earl
cueuon ana ua.rence uoason. The
musical feature oi tne program
were an instrumental solo Dy miss
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naries unace ami .Prof. Dunkie
berger, and a German quartet. The
last-named quartet, whose members
are Prof. Metzgc-r, Prof. Dunkle-
berger, C. Itisser -and W. R. Pfen
nig, sang a German air in a manner
to leave nothing to be desired.
This was their first appearance in
public, but the , people of Dallas
will hope to hear them often in the
The young people comprising the
graduating class allticquitted them-
selves remarkably well, and re-
ceived many compliments at the
close of the entertainment. The
manner in whic& their recitations
were delivered showed natient and
careful trainingj The absence of
the usual public khool graduating
"oration" was pot itivelv refreshing.
.The address UM pla.vs.by.JRey..
A. A. Winter was full of nractical.
common-sense. Among other things
he said: "The age needs practical
men and women those who will
throw their hearts and souls into
their work. There is no room for
idlers or dreamers. If we would be
successful, we must not only have
ideals that are high, but we must
work to them. Don't try to do
everything, hut do something,
Have one dominant idea, and work
to that idea. The successful men,
almost without exception, have
been men who worked to one
dominant idea." The speaker
urged the class to continue their
studies. "Let this be a stepping
stone to higher things," he said
"Never in the history of the Nation
has the demand for cultured, re
fined men and women been greater
than it is at the present time."
The diplomas were presented to
the class by Dan P. Stouffer, after
which the prizes for excellence in
studies were awarded by Principal
Reynolds. The free scholarship in
Dallas College was won by Earl
oneiion, aim me goia meaai given
by the school was awarded to Nola
The Dallas public school is in
good hands. Principal W. I. Rey
nolds is a man who insists upon
thorough work, and nothing less
will be accepted. A pupil must
know his book well before he is
allowed to leave it. No better proof
of thehonesty and sincerity of this
teacher's work is needed than the
mere fact that he will not allow
any pupil to deliver an oration or
essay at the commencement exer
cises unless there is positive proof
that the production is original. No
outside help or plagiarism is toler
ated for an instant. Realizing the
imitations of the mind of the
ordinary boy or girl of tender
years, and the inability of such
pupil to prepare a finished, scholar
ly address, no such worK is re
quested or expected, and the
graduates from the school are
allowed instead to recite selections
from well-known poets or prose-
writers. The pupils of the Dallas
public school are required to do
lonest and thorough work, and the
patrons are well satisfied with the
services of Principal Reynolds and
his assistant teachers.
Job printing Of all kinds neatly
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and quickly done at this office. J
YE FAITHFUL SCRIBE
Another Collection of Cross-Roads
Items Clipped From Our
Chicken feed seems to be scarce.
Uncle Luke Schultise butchered
some hogs last week.
Scribe will write again when he
geta his sheep up,
It looks as though Eph will soon
have a new brother-in-law.
Nathan has had a falling out
with his playmates as we under
stand. We folks down here think it's a
"miracle" to have a school ma'am
that eats toad stools.
Milton's buggy is all right now,
if it is of the wide tire variety, so
says the Salem young lady.
Uncle Jim seems to have changed
hj8 courso from Highland to Ely,
How j8 it Unce Jim? Ha ha
11 18 rePrted that our jovial
friend, I. Taylor, will soon have a
blessedness is a failure.
B. Coates' two valuable pups
chased the cat into the house, and
the new chimney drew them up
and landed them on the roof.
Our school marm is all right
She opens the doors and windows
for fire, as she has no wood, and
the children enjoy setting in the
Jesse James made a call at Mrs.
Edgecombs to bid them all good-
bye, as he leaves for his old home
in the East in a few days. Hope
he will return in the Spring. Jesse
is a fine young man, and we hate
to see him go, as he is liked by all
who know him. We extend our
best wishes, and
hope that you
have a good time.
I a- r -r i s-.tm
. Mr ,atia Mrs- Jotm V; Aoner
PI0neers of o from bt- Loma Mo-
nave Ior many years Pa8t ,lvea on
their fine farm near Lincoln. They
firBt 8eUled on Abernathy creek,
back of Oregon City. Mr. Toner
was a steamboat engineer for over
thirty years, having served eight
vears in that capacity on the Ohio
and Mississippi from '44 to
and from that time until '75 on
steamboats on the Willamette and
Columbia rivers. At different times
he served the Lot Whitcomb, the
Jennie Clark, J. C. Ainsworlh and
many others. Mr. Toner is in
mixed farming. He keeps 150
head of grade Cotswolds aud
Merinos, and thinks sheep are the
best paying stock that can be kept
on a farm. Their last clip averaged
over 9 pounds, bringing $1.50 each
for their wool. This and the la ge
number of lambs raised he counts
(,nlIflrR Tonpr ia 81 venra nI1
and the companion of his joys and
sorrows perhaps not much less, yet
they are much more hale and
nearly man mow people 0I ineir
o na I ttair nomniotiiH fhato rti Hon
w eddi fo'u g ago.Nor?hweBt
After Mental Exer
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toration of the nerve force and vitality, its
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my family for the past seven years and it is
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I want to tell everyone what Dr. Miles'
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DALLAS COLLEGE CLOSES
Successful Year's Work Ends With
Interesting and Appropriate
The commencement exercises of
Dallas College began on Thursday
evening with a literary program
by the Homo Literary Society. On
Friday evening the Sorosis Literaiy
Society gave its annual. entertain
meni. ine baccalaureate sermon
was preached by President C. C
Poling, at the M. E. Church, on
Sunday morning. In the afternoon
a farewell meeting of the young
people's Christian societies was
In the evening Rev. L. M
Boozer, of Portland, preached the
annual sermon to the Christian
Rev. D. V. Poling, of The Dalles,
delivered a very scholarly address
before the two literary societies.
Rev. Poling has many friends in
Dallas, and his visits are always
looked forward to with great ex
pectation and pleasure. Miss Edna
Parrish, the newly-elected Pro
fessor of the Department of Ex
pression and Oratory, gave several
excellent readings, which were
highly appreciated by the audience.
Miss Parrish is a reuent graduate
of Willamette Univertity.
The Board of Trustees of the
College held their annual meeting
in the President's office, and heard
many encouraging reports from the
President of the College and n com
mittee of the Ladies' Professorship
Association. Mrs. May Bowden
Babbitt was elected Musical Director
for the coming year, with Miss
Florence Bowden as assistant and
conductress of orchestra.
At 3 p. in., the athletes of the
College and Academy courseB held
a dual field track meet, which re
sulted in a score of 60 to 50 in
favor of the College.
The musical graduating class
gave a fine entertainment, which
showed marked progress and re
fleeted great credit upon Prof.
C. W. Kantner, the Director, as
well as the two young ladies of the
class. Miss Ei-ma Smith and Miss
Fleda Pattyeon received certificates
showing their proficiency in their
work. The medals were presented
to the winning members by Prof,
D. M. Metzger. For the greatest
proficiency in work, the Professor
ship medal was awarded to Miss
Pattyson. The first and second
prizes for class work were presented
to Miss Smith and Miss Poling.
ine commencement exercises
proper were held in the chapel at
10 a. m. Three young ladies,
Evangeline Hart, Bessie Young
and Hallie Morrison, who graduated
from the Elementary Course, re
ceived the degree of Bachelor of Ele
ments. Isabel Elliott graduated
from the Academy Course, and
Mabel Allen from the course in
Business and Commerce.
Dr. W. C. Kantner, of Salem, de
livered a scholarly address to the
class on "The Purpose of Educa
tion." This was followed bv the
presentation of diplomas und con
ferring of degrees. A happy sur
prise was sprung on Dr. Kantner
by President Poling at the close of
the address, when, in a few well
chosen words, he informed the
reverend gentleman that upon the
recommendation of the faculty, be
cause of his scholarly attainments
a.nd his having completed a thorough
course in metaphysical studies, the
Board of Trustees at their recent
session had conferred upon him the
degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Dr. Kantner was taken by complete
surprise, but, in a neat speech,
assurred the authorities of his ap
preciation of the honor conferred,
and of his interest in the work be
ing done at Dallas College. The
degree of Master of Science was
conferred upon Rev. D. V. Poling,
of The Dalles, by the Board of
The Alumni Association gave
their annual program in the College
chapel. There was an address by
Rev. S. E. Launer, of Lafayette,
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THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE
and numerous musical and literary
selections by graduatesof the school.
The banquet at the Hotel Gail was
highly enjoyable affair. The
officers of the Association for the
coming year are:. B. M. Guy,
president; Mrs. C. W. . Kantner,
vice-president; Walter Ford, secre
tary; Miss Ollie Howe, treasurer.
Held in Portland
At the 31st annual reunion of
the Oregon Pioneers' Association,
held in Portland last week, the
following oltieer8 were elected:
President Wm. Galloway, '52,
of Oregon City.
Vice-president W. T. Wright,
52, of Union.
Secretary George II. Ilimes, '53,
Treasurer Charles E. Ladd, '57,
Directors J. E. Magers, '52, of
Multnomah county; Washington
Laughlin, '50, of Yamhill county;
J. Hayter, '50, of Polk county.
Secretary of the Association
George II. Ilimes estimates .thai
the totiil attendance tins year was
963, a number only equaled once
before in the history of the associ
ation. Twenty counties of the state
The city council has elected J. A.
Hayes a special policeman to act
ut any time Marshal Grant is out
Dallas has two of the best hotels
in the Willamette Valley, and
both are crowded with guests at
all times. It is reported that an
Eastern man will build another
large hotel here this Summer.
Have You Seen The Sea Serpent?
Watch for the unique and catchy
pamphlet just issued by the General
Passenger Department of the Astoria
and Columbia River Railroad Co.,
which tells a little Summer tale
about the Summer Girls, Sea
Serpents and Sunsets at Seaside.
The story is short but well told
and handsomely illustrated. Place
your order early and avoid the
July run. Copies mailed free upon
application to J. C. MAYO, G. F.
& P. A., Astoria, Oregon.
You Know What You Are Taking
When you take Grove's Tasteless Chill
Tonic because the formula Is plainly
printed on every bottle, showing that
it Is simply Iron and Quinine In a taste-
form. No Cure. No Pay. BOo.
DYSPEPSIA CAN BE CURED BY ualng
Acker' 8 Dyspepsia Teblets. One little
Tablet will give Immediate relief or monej
refunded. Sold In handsome tin boxes
at 25 cents. Belt It Cherrlngton, Dallas,
Dull Headache, rains in various pans
of the body Sinking at the Pit or to
Stomach, Loss of Appetite, Feverlshness,
PlmpUta or Sores are all positive evidences
of Impure blood. No matter how It be
came so. It must be purlflcd In order to
obtain good health. Acker s Blood Elixir
has never failed to cure Scrofulous or
Syphilitic poisons or any other blood
diseases. It is certainly a wonderful
remedy and we sell every bottle on a posi
tive guarantee. Belt & Cherrlngton, Dal
EXPERIENCE IS THE BEST teacher.
Use Acker's English Remedy In any
case of coughs, cold or croup. Should It
fall to give immediate roller money re
funded 25 eta. and 50 eta. Belt A Cher
rlngton Dallas. Oregon.
ACKER'S DYSPEPSIA TABLETS are
sold on a positive guarantee. Cures heart
burn, raising of the food, distress artcr
eating or any form of dyxpepsia. One
little tablet gives Immediate relief. S3
cts. and 60 eta. Belt Cherrlngton.
SICK HEADACHE ABSOLUTE!.! and
permanently cured by using Mokl Tea.
A pleasant herb drink. Cures constipation
and Indigestion, makes you eat. sleep,
work and happy. bttUsiactiun guaranteed
or money back. 5 cts. and 60 cts. Belt
A Cherrlajrtoa, D alias, Oregon.