Polk County observer. (Monmouth, Polk County, Or.) 1888-1927, July 10, 1903, Image 1

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Our Sale Continues
If Having removed our entire stock to
Falls City, our Clearance Sale will
continue in the departments -where we
are overstocked Our ISargain Count
ers there will lie tilled with things you
can use. !ou can buy from us at
Wholesale JPriccs. : : : : : : : :
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.
Bryan -Lucas Lumber
Palls City,
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 line3, 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 lo 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
cart 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.
Yours truly,
G. P. Agt., S. P. Co.,
Portland, Oregon.
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 &
Fast X y Train Service Between
Portly and AH Beach Points
After July 6.
Commencing Monday July 6th,
the Astoria & Columbia River Rail
road Company will resume its
Summer Special Seaside Schedule,
and trains leaving Union Depot
Portland at 8:00 a. m. daily will
run through direct without transfer
at Astoria to all Clatsop Beach
points, arriving at Astoria 11:30
A. M., Gearhart Park 12:20 p. m
and Seaside 12:30 p. m., making
direct connection at Warrenton for
Beginning Saturday July 11th,
and every Saturday thereafter the
popular Portland-Seaside Flyer will
leave Union Depot at 2:30 p. m.
arriving at Astoria 5:50 p. m.,
Gearhart Park 6:40 p. m. and Sea
side 6:50 p. m., making direct con
nection at Warrenton for Flavel.
In connection with this im
proved service, round trip season
excursion tickets between Portland
and all Clatsop and North Beach
points are sold at $4.00 for round
trip, and Saturday Special round
trip tickets between same points,
good for return passage Sunday, at
$2.50 for round trip. Special Sea
son Commutation tickets, good for
5 rou,nd trips, from Portland to all
Clatsop and North Beach points
sold for $15.00. Beach excursion
tickets sold by the O. R. & N? Co.
will be honored on trains of this
company in either direction be
tw?en Portland and Astoria.
For additional information
dress J. C. Mayo, G. F. & P,
A., Astoria, or E. L. Lewis, Comm'l.
Agt., 248 Alder St., Portland, Ore.
Write for the novel and catchy
Seaside pamphlet just issued tell
ing all about Summer Girls, Sea
Serpents and Sunsets at Seaside.
Mrs. Rena McLaughlin died at
the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. C. Rodgers, in Lebanon,
Or., at 1:30 a. m , July 1, 1903, of
consumption. The home of de
ceased was near Buena Vista, Polk
county, and she was visiting her
parents in Lebanon when taken
with her final illness. She was
born near Scio, Linn county, Ore
gon, on March 5, 1872, therefore
was aged 31 years, 3 months and
26 days. On July 16, 1901, she
married Wm. McLaughlin, who
Eurvives her. She leaves four
children, three of whom were by
her first husband and one by her
last. She was a faithful Christian,
a member of the Baptist church.
The remains were taken to Buena
Vista- for intermctita Lebanon- Express-Advance.
jfalla Cm Bote
Miss Maude James is back to
Falls City.
Mrs. Hugh Black has been ill
for several days.
Most of those who have had the
sore throat find it most difficult to
get "rid of, but none of the cases are
Several cars of lumber have been
shipped over the new railroad, and
this class of freight will be steadily
on the increase.
The Bryan-Lucas Lumber Com
pany and the Mountain Mill
Company have reached a satisfac
tory agreement concerning the use
of the water in Teal creek, and.from
now on there will be no obstacles
in the way of further improvement.
Again the whistles blow, which
announces to us that operation of
the mills has been resumed after a
few days lay-off to give the boys a
chance to show their patriotism in
celebrating the rourth. YeB, we
celebrated the Fourth. There were
perhaps larger crowds at the Buffalo
Exposition than we had here, but
taking into consideration the ob
stacles that were in the way, we
can justly say that our efforts were
crowned with success. The ex
ercises in the morning were
necessarily brief. School Supt. C. L.
Starr took the chair, and J. D.
Mann, of Portland, made a neat
and appropriate address, while the
band lent its assistance by giving
several well-rendered selections.
After dinner, the various sports
were carried out to the letter, and
in the evening the fireworks were
splendid for a town the size of
Falls City. The dance given in
Bryan-Lucas' hall was a most
pleasing event.
Mrs. W. G. Campbell is visitiDg
relatives in Forest Grove and Gres
ham this week.
Mrs. M. E. Smith has gone to
Salem th spend the summer.
Hon. J. D. Lee, of Salem, was a
Dallas visitor this week.
Stops the Cough
and works off the Cold.
Laxative Bromo-Quinlne Tablets cure a
cold In one flay. No Cure, No Pay.
Price Zi cents.
Wide Latitude Given Indian War
Pensioners Aged People Given
Every Show
The two special agents in Port
land, whose duty it is to examine
claims of Indian War Veterans
are getting on very rapidly, and a
large proportion of the 900 claims
have already been approved. The
Pension Commissioner allows the
agents a great deaTof latitude, as
he realizes the difficulty of obtain
ing positive evidence in cases re
ternng to half a century ago. If,
therefore, the aged applicant is un
able lo find comrades to identify
him, the fact that he has been
known as an Indian War Veteran
for 20 vears past bv reliable
neighbors is considered sufficient
proof. This is a more liberal con
struction of the law than was ever
applied before, but the Com
missioner of Pensions feels justified
in it, in the light of the extreme
age of the applicants, many of
whom have died since they applied
for the $8 per monh voted them
by tlongress a year or so ago.
The ages of these veterans range
from 66 to 93 years, -and many of
them are well preserved at a very
advanced age, while some of the
younger ones are very feeble. One
citizen of Portland niined Foster is
85 years old, and still is not so
gray as some men are at 45. His
step is light and his faculties are
keen, apparently, as jthey were 40
years ago. ;
There is a noticeable absence of
young widows among the applicants,
and those posted in pension matters
think that ten years Svill be about
the longest period that Uncle Sam's
Oregon Indian War pension will
draw on the treasury for anv
amount. Most of i! u cn who
fought' Indians in ( ' y
eso"Viiy '-fyerts ivcL'irut.a 'muni
tion by the government, and the
handful remaining now will show
rapid depletion in their ranks with
in the next decade.
Those awarded pensions now are
allowed back pay since the law
went into effect, so that many of
obtain $96 in addition to their
stipend of $8 per month. Evening
Street and Sidewalk Improvements
Occupy Attention of City Law
makers Until Late Hour.
The city council transacted much
business of importance at the
regular meeting held on Monday
evening of this week. Numerous
street and sidewalk improvements
came up for discussion, and much
repairing was ordered. City Auditor
Stouffer reported that the first de
livery of water bonds, amounting
to $3000, had been made to the
purchaser, the city receiving for
the three bonds the sum of $3037.50,
The members of the board present
were Muir, Belt, Fuller, Williams,
Cosper and Shaw the Mayor pre
siding. Sidewalks were ordered repaired
as follows: On the east side of
Mrs. M. E. Hallock'a residence
property; on the west side of E. R.
Tuttle's property on Main street;
on the south side ot E. C. Kirk-
patrick's property on Washington
Thecouncil instructed the Auditor
to notify the Nat Holman estate
and the Trustees of the M. E.
Church that the board will sit in
the council chamber on July 20, at
7:30 p. m., to hear and determine
objections and remonstrances to
the passage of an ordinance requir
ing the construction of a new 5-ft.,
4 in. sidewalk on the west side of
lot 5, block 9, and the south side of
the property on the northwest
corner of Levens and Court street.
Certain property owners on
Washington street were notified to
repair the portions of the street in
front of their respective premises
by leveling the present grade and
filling the depressions with gravel.
The outhouse in the rear of the
Pfeiffer property on Main street
was declared a nuisance, and order-
Ths Best Prescription tor Malaria
Chills and Fever Is a bottle of. Grove's
Tasteless Chill Tonic. It Is simply
Iron and quinine In a tasteless form.
Ko care, No pay. Fries 10a
ed removed at once.
Claims against the city wre
allowed as follows:
Wm. Faull, merchandise. . .$ 3.45
M. D. Ellis, electric lights. .130.00
Johnson Lumber Co., lumber 43.08
Guy Bros., nails ....... 3.75
M. D. Coulter, sprinkling sts. 6.00
J. J. Williams, salary. . .... 13.00
Wm. Kersey, labor 5.25
C. A. Black, hauling gravel. 1.05
W. J. Stowe, hauling 3.00
J. M. Grant, salary, etc 69.82
A resolution directing the manner
of handling the city water fund,
and re-transferring $1000 from
said fund to the general fund of
the city was passed by a unanimous
City Auditor Stouffer reported
that the first delivery of bonds
under the recent sale to A. O.
Condit had been made, and that
$3037.50, the amount realized there
from, had been turned over to the
City Treasurer.
W. T. Muir was employed as
attorney to represent the city in
the Boiso and Hallock water cases,
now pending in the Supreme Court,
his compensation being fixed at
$150 in each case.
The next regular meeting of the
council will be held on July 20.
United States Is Now In Close Touch
With Its Oriental Posse sions.
Another great enterprise, the
Pacific cable, is completed. Last
Christmas the first message was
flashed through the depths of the
great Pacific Ocean from Honolulu
to "San Francisco, 2300 miles; and
now, only six and one-third months
later, the big wire has carried a
message sent by the President of
this mighty Republic not only to
1 fo'"ioii!u. !"it thence, with a
! 1093 miles far!
to Guau, hud tlionce, after a slight
halt, 1700 miles farther through
the unseen, unexplored watery
waste to Manila; thence it was
pulsated almost as quickly as
thought moves in the brain to
Hong Kong, and so on across two
continents and narrower waters to
Queenstown, and then in a breath
or two across the Atlantic to New
York, and so up to the little hamlet
of Oyster Bay, where the President
received it before he had time, after
sending it forth on its journey
around the world, to smoke half of
a cigar.
A Pacific cable has been talked
of for many years and was looked
upon as a great undertaking; but
the late John W. Maekay said he
could and would lay it, and lo! in
a few months it is done. It is an
important achievement, and will
aid in bringing, the United States
and the Orient into closer com
mercial relations, and in developing
our volume of commerce with the
thronging hundreds 6f millions of
people across the Pacific. Tele
gram. '
And Overwork
Caused Nervous
Prostration Com
pletely Worn Out.
Dr. Miles' Nervine Cured
Dr. Miles' Nervine will cure nervous pros
tration. It will brinjr sweet sleep and rest;
it will relieve the mind o the tendency to
worry; it will make the nerves strong and
the patient well. It has cured thousands. It
will cure you. Try it to-day.
"Some years ago I was stricken with nerv
ous prostration caused bv overwork and
worry. I was in such a weakened, exhausted,
run down condition that I was unable to do
my housework. I felt too weak and tired to
even make calls on my neighbors. Fre
quently when out driving I would become so
exhausted that it seemed that I would die
before I reached home. I was also troubled
with sinking spells at night which left me so
weak that I thought I could not live until
morning. I was in this deplorable condition
when one day Dr. Miles' Nervine was
brought to my notice. I had little faith in
proprietary remedies but determined to give
the Nervine a trial. After the second dose
of the Restorative Nervine I was able to sit
at the table and eat a meal, something 1 had
been unable to do for manv days. I have
since taken a number of battles of Nervine.
I consider my.-.elf cured. I am doing my
own work and give Dr. Miles' Nervine credit
for my general good health. My object in
writing this is to recommend your medicine
but 1 cannot write as strongly as I feel."
Miss AddieB. Varble, 405 h. Marion SL,
Guthrie, Oklahoma.
All druggists sell and guarantee first bot
tle Dr. Miles' Kennedies. Send for free book
on Nervous and lieart Diseases. Address
Dr. Miles Medical Co, Elkhart, lnd.
John Ellis, a Highly Respected
Citizen of Polk County, Died
John Ellis, one of Polk county's
oldest and most respected citizens,
died at his home one mile west of
Dallas, Sunday, July 5, 1903, at
11:50 o'clock a. m. The end came
peacefully, and to all appearances
the old gentleman passed awav
without pain.
Mr. Ellis had been in failing
health for several years, his ailment
being of the nature of Bright's
disease. Two years ago he suffered
a plight paralytic stroke, which
was followed by one of greater
severity a few months ago. He
rallied from the effects of these
shocks to his nervous system, how
ever, and for the past year had been
tble to attend to his business affairs
and to perform light labor about
the farm. , Two weeks ago he be
came violently ill, and from the
effects of tbia attack he never re
covered. During the last three or
four days before his death he was
entirely unconscious of his sur
roundings, passing into a stupor
from which he never aroused.
John Ellis was born in Illinois
on the 7th day of March, 1829. At
an early age he moved to Iowa,
where on October 31, 1850, he was
married to Miss Julia Ann Stump.
In the Summer of 1865, Mr. and
Mrs. Ellis crossed the plains to
Oregon. With the exception of
one year's residence in Yamhill
county and one year spent in Lake
county, they made their home con
tinuously in Polk county. About
15 years ago Mr. Ellis sold his
farm two miles northeast of Dallas
and purchased a tract of land just
west of town, where he lived until
his death. Although not a wealthy
n, he provided ' well for his
idiuily; and li'm " declining 'j'tais
were spent in comfort.
He is survived by his aged wife
and five children Mrs. Mary A.
Bogue, of Corvallis; Mrs. Martha
E. Plunimer, of Dallas; William
Ellis, of Falls City; M. D. Ellis, of
Dallas, and Lee Ellis, of Roseburg.
All the members of the family were
with him in his last hours. Sarah,
the eldest daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ellis, died 34 year9 ago, and a
son, Philander, passed from earth,
April 17, 1898, at Separ, New
The funeral services were held
from the family residence Monday
afternoon, and were conducted by
Rev. James Moore, pastor of the
M. E. Church, of Dallas. The re
mains were laid to rest in the
I. O. O. F. cemetery.
In the death of John Ellis, the
community loses an upright citizen
and a good neighbor. He .was
scrupulously honest in his business
dealings, and of him it could be
truthfully said that "his word was
as good as his bond." While of a
quiet, unassuming nature, he was
progressive and public spirited,
and took an active interest in the
growth and development of Dallas.
No better proof of this spirit is
needed than his generous sub
scription to the capital stock of the
woolen mill company a few ywars
ago arfinvestment which resulted,
however, in great finaneial loss to
Mr. Ellis, as well as to other pro
moters of the enterprise.
Mr. Ellis was a staunch Re
publican, but took no active part
in political affairs, and never, ho
far as we know, sought a public
office. He preferred a quiet, home
life, and his interest was centered
in his family. He was kind to the
poor and afflicted, and was always
ready to aid the distressed. He
was fond of children, and had a
pleasant smile or a cheerful word
for the little folks wherever he met
them. He was honored and re
spected by all who knew him, and
the memory of his blameless life
will lone be cherished by those
who were so fortunate as to be
numbered among his friends and
Observer legal blanks are best.
sold on a positive guarantee. Cures heart
burn, raising of the food, distress after
eating or any form of dyspepsia. On
little tablet elves Immediate relief,
ets. and 0 cts. Belt & Cherrington
Dallas, Oregon.
1s) r it
Absolutely Pars
County School Superintendent C.
Starr Makes Good Impression
Upon His Hearers.
C. L. Starr, superintendent of
Polk county's schools, delivered
theaddress to the grad uating classes
of five public schools at Bell
fountain schoolhouse, in Benton
county, last Tuesday evening. The
following complimentary mention
of his speech is taken from the
columns of the Corvallis Gazette:
"Supt. C. L. Starr, of Polk county,
proved himself to be a forceful and
interesting speaker. His words
were full of inspiration and timely
advice to the class. He con
gratulated the class upon their
successful work, and the citizens of
this section of the county for the
interest and enthusiasm which they
are giving their schools. He said
that these exercises for boys and
girls of rural schools was the only
case in Oregon where a superin
tendent had taken up the work in
this fitting manner. Supt Starr
row p.y IS fffMrtrs the tame
life and interest which he is putting
in the schools of his county."
Special Motor Will Carry People
Who Wish to Attend Next
The annual basket meeting of
the Christian Church will be rheld
in the beautiful grove on the Yam
hill river, near Ballston, next Sun
day, July 12. In order to give the
people of Independence, Monmouth
and Dallas a chance to attend,
Manager Hirschberg has kindly
consented to run a special motor to
Ballston on that day. The motor
will leave Independence at 7:30
a. rn.; Monmouth, at 8 a. m., and
Dallas at 8:45 a m. Returning, it
will leave Balltf ton at 5:00' p. m.
The round trip fare from Inde
pendence and Monmouth will be
$1.00, and from Dallas, 65 cents.
Ample provision will be made
for the comfort and convenience of
passengers, and a delightful trip is
promised. This excursion will
afford the people an excellent
opportunity to escape the heat and
dust, and spend a pleasant day on
the shady banks of the Yamhill.
The needs of flood-stricken Hep
pner have all been supplied, and
checks are being returned to people
in the outside world. Approximately
$52,000 was received by thelleppner
organization, and of this amount
Portland furnished over one-half.
The executive com mil tee of Heppner
has passed resolutions thanking
the people who have so generously
assisted in this time of sorrow and
need, and serving notice that
no further contributions will be
Played Out.
Use Acker's English Remedy In any
case of coughs, cold or croup. Should It
fall to K've Immediate relief money re
funded 25 cts. and 50 cts. Belt & Cher
rington. Dallas. Oregon.
permanently oured by using Mokl Tea.
A pleasant herb drink. Cures constipation
and indigestion, makes you eat, sleep,
work and happy. Satlsfar tlon guaranteed
or money back. 25 cts. and GO cts. Belt
A Cherrington. Dallas. Drcirnn.
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 sp!1 every bottle on a posi
tive guarantee. Belt & Cherrington, Eal
las, Oregon.
Acker's Dyspepsia Tablets. One lttUe
Tablet will give immediate relief or money
refunded. Sold In handsome tin hne
at 23 cents. Belt & Cherrington, Dallas,