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DALLA5, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, JULY 3, 1903
Tf Having: removed our entire stock to
Falls City, our Clearance Sale will
continue iii the departments where wc
are overstocked. Our Bargain Count
ers there will be tilled with things you
can use ou can buy from us at
We Want Your Produce
And will pay you for coming to trade at our new store. Remem
ber that we carry everything, and always at the lowest prices.
REDUCED EXCURSION RATES
To The Seaside and Mountain Re
sorts For The Summer.
. The Southern Pacific Company
has placed on sale at very low
rates round-trip tickets to the
various resorts along its lines, and
also, in connection with the Cor
vallis & Eastern Railroad, to De
troit and the seaside at Yaquina
Bay, latter tickets good for return
until October 10th.
Three day tickets to Yaquina
Bay, good going Saturdays, return
ing Mondays, are on sale at greatly
reduced rates from all points Eu
gene and North on both East and
West Side Lines, enabling people
to spend Sunday at the seaside,
Very low round trip rates are also
made between Portland and same
points on the Southern Pacific,
good going Saturdays, returning
Sunday or Monday, allowing Port
land people to spend Sunday in the
country and the out of town people
to have the day in Portland.
Tickets from Portland to Yaquina
Bay good for return via Albany
and East Side, or Corvallis and
West Side, at option of passenger.
Baggage checked through to New
port. A new feature at Newport
this year will be an up-to date
Kindergarten in charge of an ex
perienced Chicago teacher.
A beautifully illustrated booklet
describing the seaside resorts on
Yaquina Bay has been published
by the Southern Pacific and Cor
vallis & Eastern Railroads, and
can be secured from any of their
Agents, or by addressing W. E.
Coman, G. P. A. S. P. Co., Port
land, or Edwin Stone, Manager
C. & E. R. R., Albany, Oregon.
W. E. COMAN
G. P. Agt., S. P. Co.,
Catarrh of The Stomach.
When the stomach is overloaded;
when food is taken into it that fails
to digest, it decays and inflames
the mucous membrane, exposing
the nerves, and causes the glands
to secret mucin, instead of the
natural juices of digestion. This
is called Catarrh of the Stomach.
For years I suffered with Catarrh
of the Stomach, caused by indiges
tion. Doctors and medicines failed
to benefit me until I used Kodol
Dyspepsia Cure. J. R. Rhea, Cop
pell, Texas. Sold by Belt &
r Sale Continues
MAKES A DISCOVERY.
Former Corvallis Blacksmith Has a
New Process of Tempering Steel.
B. J. Casterline, of Corvallis, is
startling the country with a new
process of tempering steel that'may
bring him a fortune. He is now in
Portland demonstrating his work
for large crowds who pronounce it
A knot of spectators seized upon
a drawknife he has tempered and
began to whittle nails and pieces
of steel with it. One took it to a
wagon in the yard at the rear and
proceeded to take off little shavings
of steel from the steel tire of a
wheel; after wnich he whittled a
strip of the steel strap along the
top of the wagon box. Finally,
drawing a number of thin paste
board cards from his pocket, he
shaved off pieces of them with the
same blade with ease. Tested with
the thumb the edge of the tool was
as smooth and unroughened as
though fresh from the grinder.
Smoothness seems to be peculiarity
of the edges of all tools treated by
Casterline has some sort of liquid
he keeps under lock and key that
does the business. He says the
secret is his own and he proposes
getting the benefit of it.
"I have not tried manganese
steel," said Casterline later, "but I
would be glad to experiment on it
at once. My drills make no diffi
culty of the hardest tool steel. I
have one that has made six holes
through a crosscut saw without any
perceptible dullingof theedge and
that's as good a test as can be asked
for anything short of manganese
steel. And I believe that my
process will serve for that."
A Surgical Operation
is always dangerous do not sub
mit to the surgeon's knife until you
have tried De Witt's Witch Hazel
Salve. It will cure when every
thing else fails it has done this in
thousands of cases. Here is one of
them. I suffered from bleeding
and protruding piles for twenty
years. Was treated by different
specialists and used many remedies,
but obtained no relief until I used
DeWitt's Hazel Salve. Two boxes
of this salve cured me eighteen
months ago and I have not had a
touch of the piles since. -H. A.
Tisdale, Summerton, S. C. For
Blind, Bleeding, Itching and Pro
truding Piles no remedy equals
DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve. Sold
by Belt & Cherrington.
DALLAS WOOL CENTER
Polk County Pool Will Be Shipped
Direct From This City.
The 'wool in the Polk County
pool will all be baled in Dallas.
Bussard & Robson, the purchasers,
will ship direct from Dallas to New
York. Wool for baling will be
shipped here from Independence,
McCoy, Amity, McMinnville, Balls
ton, Sheridan, Perrydale, and other
outside points. The pool cou tains
about 200,000 pounds, or nearly or
quite enough for one trainload.
The buyers bale the wool, and the
growers load it on the cars.
The Dallas sale at 17 cents last
week is the best reported for a
mixed lot in the State so far, and
the growers all appear highly
satisfied with the price lealized.
jfalla to Botes
Falls City will celebrate the
Fourth. Tomorrow is the day.
The glorious old Fourth is here
again, and in spite of the sickness
that has pervaded out town, ex
pectations run high in the carrying
out of a full program. Come and
join us in having a good time.
There was a time when a strange
face in our town was an uncommon
thing, but now new ones are seen
L. Gerlinger and Mr. and Mrs.
Willard Gilbert were passengers on
Tuesday's afternoon train.
Work has commenced on the
new store building west of the
Courter furniture store. The build
ing is to be a 24 by 50, two-story
T. D. Hollowell has bought the
corner lot east of the bridge, and
we understand that he thinks of
building on it.
Mrs. Woodward, a sister of Mrs.
Hopkins and Mrs. Milligan, of
this place, is here on a visit. She
is from the flooded district' of
Kansas, and can give a good de
scription of it from personal obser
vation. The Peedee Lumber Company's
mill shut down last Monday for
two weeks, so most of the boys are
at home and will celebrate the
Fourth with us.
Scott Leavitt and Russell Daven
port have been roughing it in the
mountains for the past week.
We all wish to extend our heart
felt sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Ray !
Kimes in the &u Iobs of their two
little girls. One died on Wednes
day, and the other on Saturday of
By the transfer of the stock of
R. E. Bryan & Son from Dallas to the
Bryan-Lucas Lumber Company's
store here, the jig store building
has been packed full, and it will
take some time! to re-arrange the
stock and get everything in ship
Mrs. T. A. Farley is having a
neat addition built to her house.
Miss Pearl Bryant, of Portland, is
here for a short visit with her
Ralph Ford was seriously sick
for a few days, but is now on the
The reported excursion from
Portland to Falls City last Sunday
was a false alarm, although the
coach came up,1 bringing several
Dallas people who wished to view
the pretty little city by the Falls.
The readers of the Observer
will pardon the correspondent for
not sending in notes, as he has
been absent for several weeks.
RELIEF WORK AT HEPPNER
Task of Tearing Down Great Wreck
age Heaps Is Slow.
Heppner, June 25. The details
of the work here are losing all their
novelty and the workmen are weary
of the sight of the huge piles of
rubbish and wreckage.
The only keen incentive that
urges them to work willingly at the
monotonous task as the hope of
finding a body hidden under the
splinters and kindling wood that
were once homes of happy families.
The Bun has baked great masses
of clay and mud that were piled up
with the wreckage, until it is now
like cemftivt.-TKft iask.-'Of tearing
down these great heaps is very
slow. The workmen must take
hold of each little stick and pull it
away from the pile separately.
Shovels or pitchforks cannot be
used and there are no large pieces
of houses to be found.
Naturally it would be expected
that entire gable ends and side
walls of some of the houBes would
be found in the wreckage, but such
is ndt the case.
So great was the force and velo
city of the storm and flood that
everything is crushed into kindling
wood. The sanitary conditions are
improving every day. There is no
sickness and the excellent discip
line of the crews of laborers and the
citizens is most remarkable.
The total expenses of the relief
committee is $1,620 per day and
this amount will be increased as
the workmen who are donating free
labor leave. The hay crops of
Morrow county are now ready to
be harvested and the wheat crop
is ripening very fast, and many of
the willing farmers who have been
working incessantly with their
teams will be compelled to go home
to care for their crops in order to
able to feed those whose crops and
homes are gone.
Ihe scenes at the morgue are
not so thrilling as at first. Most
of the relatives of the missing are
out with the crews searching the
drifts and the first outburst of
grief is seen when the bruised and
disfigured corpse is taken from its
temporarv tomb in the piles of
drift and wreckage.
The most conservative estimate
of property losses by the Heppner
disaster is as follows: Loss to in
dividuals, $380,000; to the city of
Heppner, $50,000; and to the
valley below, $165,000,' making a
total of $595,000. Many of th
farms in the bottom are ruined.
Excursion Rates To Yaquina Bay.
On June 1, the Southern Pacific
Company will resumed sale of Ex
cursion tickets to Newport and
Yaquina Bay. This resort is be
coming more popular every year,
and hotel accommodations are
better than ever before, and at
reasonable rates. Season tickets
from Derry to Newport $4.50; to
Yaquina $4.00; Saturday-to-Mon-day
tickets to Newport $2.65.
NARROWLY ESCAPED DEATH
M G. Fiynn Knocked Insensible by
Flying Timber in Log Chute.
Michael JJiinn, one or the own
ers of the Benton County Saw
mill, narrowly escaped death
the woods near the mill, 14 miles
southeast of Corvallis, last Sat
uraay morning. Mr. iinn was
in charge of the logging crew
which was engaged in placing logs
in a chute leading to the mill.
monster log caught hs it started
down the chute and one end swun
around, striking one of the sma
timbers forming the side of the run
way. rhis flew from its fastenings
and struck Mr. Fliun a terrible
blow across the neck and shoulders
knocking him fifteen feet down the
He was insensible when picked
up and remained so for nearly two
hours. Dr. Newlh, of Philomath
ana ut. rernot, ot thi9 city, were
called by phone. Mr. Flinn had
regained consciousness sufficiently
to recognize Dr. Pernot when he
reached his bedside, but he remain
ed in a semi-stupor all day.
A message received in Corvallis
yesterday stated that Mr. Flinn was
improving, and as no bones were
broken or fractures suffered, it
hoped that his recovery will be
rapid. Corvallis Gazette.
LOYAL TO POLK COUNTY
Former Resident Still Thinks it
. . Best Part of Oregon.
OLEAN, Mo., June 25 (To the
Editor.) Having received a copy
of your interesting paper, I write
you a few lines from old Missouri-
the best state in the Union, take it
up one side and down the other.
uvea in uregon or more years.
and had plenty of everything that
a man could desire, and will sav
that I think Polk County the best
in the State.
I returned to my native land
twenty years ago, after having
been away for thirty years. I was
very much surprised to see the
timber in Missouri that I thojight
large when I left home. It looked
1 1 1 I 1 I T T
iiKe an apple orchard, we are
harvesting our wheat to-day. The
crop is light. Other crops are very
l saw in your paper the names
of many men that I knew in Ore
gon, among them that of Judge R
P. Boise. Can it be possible that
this is the same old man who was
Judge when I left there twenty
years ago? I have some friends
in Tillamook County. If they
should see this, would like to hear
Excuse this poor scribbling, for
I am now 75 years old, and cannot
see nor spell as I used to.
JAMES I. TAYLOR..
Job printing of all kinds neatly
and quickly done at this office.
Of Fast Heart Lasted
Doctors Didn't Know
What To Do.
Dr.Miles' Heart Cure and
Nervine Cured Me.
"For (even years I have been troubled
with what the doctors called a 'fast heart,'
eoing at once from the usual beat to twice as
fast, which in a short time would exhaust ine
terribly and only after treatment by a physi
cian it would pet back to normal speed.
These attacks increased in frequency and
seve ity until December, looi, when they
came on once a week. Each attack would
lay me up a day or more. The attack begin
ning January 13th, 1902, lasted 160 hours
I almost a week! my heart be it almost one
hundred and fifty per minute and some
times more. During this week my physician
consulted with four other doctors, but all to no
purpose. My heart finally slowed up, and it
was then a serious question with my family
what to do next; as tar me, I was too far gone
to care much what happened. Dr. Miles' al
manac said, "write for advice" and my son
wrote, receiving; a nice reply. A neighbor told
us he had used your remedies with great ben
efit. I Holt courage, bean thi use ofDr.Miles'
New Heart Cure and Restorative Nervine
until I had taken eleven bottlei of the Heart
Cure and seven bottles of the Restorative
Nervine. I had two slight attacks after I
bean the use of your medicine the last one
listinj only thirty minutes, for more than
three months my heart has run without a
Burry. I am cure L aud Dr. Miles' Remedies
did the w.rk. 1 have been pjtmaster here
fir more than tenears." M. T. CANTK.ZLL,
P. M , Fredonia, Kansas.
AH dra?ist sell and guarantee first bot
tle Dr. Miles' Remedies. Send for free book
on Nervous and Heart Disease Address
Dr. Miles' Medical Co, Elkhart, Ind.
WEST IS PROSPEROUS
Is Easier Here
According to the reports of bond
sales published in the Daily Bond
Buyer, the Dallas city water bonds
were sold at the lowest rate of
interest bid at any sale in the
United States last week, except
one. Dallas disposed of $15,000
worth of bonds at 3.904 per cent
interest, and the only sale reported
at which a lower rate was bid was
at Atlantic City, New Jersey, where
bonds to the amount of $15,000
were floated at 3.827. The rate of
interest bid in the Eastern cities
ranged from 4 to 5 per cent in
nearly every instance, even where
the amount of bonds sold reached
well up to $100,000. The only
bids of low rates of interest offered
at the Dallas sale were those of
Coast buyers, the bids received
from Eastern buyers ranging from
4 to 6 per cent.
There seems to be no question
that money is easier in the Western
states than in the East at the
present time. The Portland Ore-
gonian sums up the financial
situation in an able editorial,
printed in Monday's issue. That
The cloud which has been hover
ing over me nnanciai situation in
the East for several wet-ks is not
showing signs of lifting, and, at
the same time, business in the
West continues to break records.
The stock market last week was
dull and lifeless, many of the
prominent securities continuing to
seek a lower level of prices. And
yet wheat and corn advanced from
3 to 5 cents per bushel duiing the
week, much of the advance being
due to strong speculative buying,
induced in part by unfavorable
weather conditions, but mostly
Ihrettgh - -the- decided ijr health v
statistical position of the cereals.
This apathy of the stock market
and strength of the wheat market
reflects in a marked degree the con
ditions which make an easy money
market and prosperous times in the
West, while an uneasy money
market and growing stringency in
general trade is noticeable in the
The West has wheat, corn, wool,
umber, livestock, salmon and other
commodities which are always in
demand, whether times are good or
bad. The sale f these commodities
may be restricted at times, when
the purchasing power of the people
is abridged, but there is"someihing
doing all the time." The man who
purchases a bushel of wheat fcr 75
or 80 cents, whether he buys it on
the farm or on the Chicago Board of
Trade, knows that, under existing
conditions, there will be no water
queezed out of his purchase. It
has an intrinsic value which the
whole world recognizes. The man
who invests in some of Wall street's
'undigested securities" is less cer
tain of the intrinsic value of his
purchase, and so long as this un
certainty exists the stock market
will remain heavy. New York
bank clearings last week showed n
decrease of 11.3 per cent, compared
with the clearings for the sam
week last year, and the average
daily elt-arings for the week weie
$24,000,000 smaller than for the
week previous. Frequently in past
years the West has suffered with
New York, which is and will always
remain the nnanciai center of the
New World, but at the present time
there is so much money in Western
banks and the general condition of
the people is so prosperous that thr
strained situation in the East finds
but f mall reflection here.
According to Bradstreet's weekly
review, every city west ot the
Rocky Mountains except Seattle
showed an increase in bank clear-
ngs over the corresponding week
ast year. This decrease in Seattle,
which was over 18 per cent, was
ndoubtedly due to a natural re-
apse which follows overcrowding,
nd is no indication of a change
for the worse in the rest of the
acific Coast cities, which were less
ffected by the uncertainty which
lways attends a mining boom.
he entire system of mining in
Alaska has changed. The hund-
the old nzunnig
. Absolutely' Paro
THERE IS KQ SUBSTITUTE
reds of miners who in previous
years came into Seattle with rich
"pokes" of gold dust are no longer
in evidence. The pockets and
claims from which they secured
their fortunes which they spent
with a lavish hand in Seattle have
either been worked out or have
passed into the hands of the big
companies, who are mining on a
different scale. The rich dividends,
when there are any, are now passed
on to the stockholders of the big
companies, many of whom reside
in the East. Seattle, of course, has
other resources, but they are insutri
cient to warrant any such growth
as followed the Alaska mining
boom, and until there is a readjust
ment of conditions' the financial
showing of the Queen City will be
less favorable than thatofthe cities
dependent on natural resources of
Stock speculation and the financ
ing and operation of big industrial
undertakings have brought great
wealth to many of the Eastern
money centers. The Alaska min
ing boom has been correspondingly.
beneficial to Seattle, but for , assur
ing steady, permanent growth of a
city, through good times and ; bad
times, there is nothing can equal
the agricultural resources of a
country. Factories may close,
mines "peter out" and other in
dustrial enterprises collapse, but
the grains, grasses and fruit con
tinue to grow, and by d,iy and by
night are adding wealth to the
country and to the cities to which
it is tributary.
The town put on a holiday
appearance Saturday evening, as
sembling on the postofh'ce corner,
there to be amused and interested
for an hour by the soul-stirring
strains of music furnished by the
Monmouth band in their incom
parable manner. The first number
was the popular air, "Hiawatha,"
now being whistled and played in
everv citv. livery nuiuoer was
happily received by all present.
The first concert was a success and
there is no excuse why a dozen
more can't be given just as suc
cessfully, if only some one will go
ahead and work the concerts up.
You Know What You Are Taking
WLn 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 tste-
Iobk form. No Cure. No Pay. 50c
DYSPEPSIA CAN BE CURED BY u-lnt
Acker's Dyspepsia Tebletg. One Utile
Tablet will give immediate relief or money
refunded. Sold In handsome tin boxes
at 25 cents. Belt & Cherrington, Dallas,
Dull Headache, Pains In various parts
of the body Sinking at the Pit of the
Stomach, Loss of Appetite, Feverlshness,
Pimples or Sores are all positive evidences
of impure blood. No matter how It be
came so, It must be purified 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 & Cherrington, Dal
EXPERIENCE IS THE TEST teacher.
Use Acker's English Remedy tn any
case of coughs, cold or croup. Should It
fail to Kive immediate relief .noney re
funded 25 cts. and 50 cts. Belt & Cher
rington Dtllas. Oregon.
ACKER'S DYSPEPSIA TABLETS are
sold on a positive guarantee. Cures heart
burn, raising of the food, distress after
eating or any form of dyspepsia. One
little tablet gives immediate relief. 23
cts. and 60 cts. Beit A Cherrington.
SICK HEADACHE ABSOLUTELY and
permanently cured by using Mokl Tea..
A pleasant herb drink. Cures constipation
and Indigestion, makes you eat. sieep.
work and happy. Satisfaction guaranteed
or money back. 25 ets. and 60 ', f't
V Cherrington, DaU&o, Oregon.