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Polli County Observer
J. C. IIAYTER,
EDITOR AND PUBLI9HKR
Published Weekly at One Dollar per Yeai.
Strictly in Advance.
DALLAS, ORKUON, JULT 10, 1903,
The way to build up Dallas is to pat
ronize Dallas people.
A USELESS MEASURE
The four Circuit Judges in Mult
nomah County did a good job when
they gave the 'War plexus" to the
initiative and referendum. It is
sincerely to be hoped that the Sup
reme Court will take a like course
in the matter, and hit it a jolt that
will put it to sleep for all time to
come. In the first place, the adop
tion of the initiative and referen
dum was nothing in the world but
an impractical piece of Populistic
foolishness. Such a measure has
never been needed in Oregon, and.
it has caused nothing but worry
and confusion 6ince its adoption.
The measure was first advocated
in this State during the palmy days
of Populism, one W. S. U'Ken, of
Clackamas county, being its chief
exponent and agitator. Later on
it was taken up and boosted by
State Senator George Brownell, who
hoped to boost his own political
fortunes by a grand-stand play.
The Democrats endorsed it in the
hope of catching the Socialist votes,
and the Republicans recommended
it in their platform because they
were afraid to leave it out. In thi3
way the measure was finally placed
before the people and was endorsed
by an overwhelming vote. The
newspapers of all three political
parties supported it almost without
exception, and thousands, of men
voted for it, at the same time ad
mitting that they knew little about
it and cared even less. It was in
their party platform, and farther
than that they were not concerned
about it. The Observer is the only
newspaper m Oregon we can now
call to mind that opposed the
measure. In the issue of April 18
1902. this paper said:
"The proposed initiative and
referendum amendment to the con
stitution of Oregon has been en
dorsed and recommended by the
Republican state convention, the
Democratic state convention, and
the Socialist state convention. Not
withstanding all these endorse
ments, the Observer still looks
UDon the measure as a piece of
Populistio foolishness impractical
and not earnestly demanded by
Just how. many thousand votes
, were recorded against the measure
through the publication of this
paragraph will probably never be
definitely known. Certain :t is
that the number influenced by the
Observer's opposition did not ex
ceed 5,000, for that was the total
number of votes cast against the
amendment. The people were
anxious for the "great reform,"
and they were sure they would
never be satisfied until they got it.
The result is well known. It was
no sooner adopted by the Legislature-
than its impractical work
ings became apparent, and it was
not long until those who had taken
the most active part in securing its
adoption began to regret their
strenuous efforts in it? behalf.
Great and important public enter
prises, in which the very honor of
the State were at stake, were
threatened, and the delay thus
caused was em harassing and annoy
ing in the extreme. It has re
quired only the few brief months
uelween the adjournment of the
Legislature and the present time
to demonstrate the utter useless
uess and impracticability of this
measure. The "imitative and re
t'undum," as the late Governor
l'ennoyer contemptuously styled
it, is not popular with the people
of Oregon, and the decision of the
Judges in Multnomah county is
everywhere received with a feeling
of quiet satisfaction. The people
have had enough of it already. In
the constitution of a vigorous and
progressive 6tate like Oregon, there
is no place for any relics of defunct
Every man who subscribed to
the railroad subsidy should pay up
promptly and cheerfully. Mr,
(iorlinger has more than made
good his part of the contract, and
ilia money pledged to him should
le paid over without delay. The
whole amount of the subsidy be
Vew are entirely freorrom it.
. t may develop so slowly as to cause
! :e if any disturbance during tbe whulo
iod of childhood.
t may then produce Irregularity of the
mach and bowels, dyspepsia, catarrh,
I marked tendency to consumption
.ore manifesting itself in much cutaneous
, 'ption or glandular swelling.
.1 is best to tw sure that yon are quite
I -a from it, and for its complete eradica
te you can rely on
Tit beat of all medicines fur all humors.
came due on June 6, but the rail-
n.M.I oommitteu of llie Board of
Trade extended this lime oO days
in order to give each subscriber a
fVinnffi fn nrranee for meeting his
obligation. All the heavy sub
scribers have paid, and many of
the smaller ones have taken up
their contracts, and those who are
in arrears should lose no time in
doing likewise. The obligation is
an honest one, and should be
promptly met. The committee
having the collection of the sub
sidy in charge are all busy men,
anr! have but little time to devote
to matters outside their stores and
offices. Remember that the mem
bers of this committee gave liberally
of their own means to aid the rail
road, and that it is not fair to ex
pect them to leave their work at
this hnsv season of the year to
collect money that should be paid
voluntarily by those who sub
scribed it." Mr. Gerlinger has done
much for Dallas, and is in a posi
tion to do infinitely more in the
future. The friendship and good
will of such a man is worth hav
ing, and the Observer sincerely
hopes that those who have neglect
ed to pay will now come forward
and meet their pledges.
When a man brings a suit
against another through spite,
backed by taxpayers' money for
costs, it would be the correct thing
for the courts to lax the costs
against him personally, should he
utterly fail to show a cause for
action and show conclusively by
his own acts that he forced the de
fendant into court.
According to reports received
from correspondents throughout the
Valley, Oregon will produce about
65,000 bales of hops this year, if
conditions in the yard remain as
they now are until picking time,
says Monday's Oregonian. This
estimate is based on the approxi
mate yield of last year. It is a
well-known fact that accurate
figures on the size of the crop can
not be given until the hops are
baled, and even then, it is difficult
to gather the statistics, as no one,
aside from one or two dealers, makes
a business of collecting returns. In
round numbers, the yield of the
past year is figured at 85,000 bales.
Conservative men in the trade
have estimated that Oregon this
year will produce 85 per cent of
last year's crop. Some growers
have figured that the yield will not
be over 60 per cent of that of 1902,
others place their guess as high as
75 per cent.
FINISH BALING TODAY
Amount of Wool In Polk County Pool
Was 206,716 Pounds.
liussard & Eobson, of Albany, the
purchasers of the Polk County wool
pool will finish the work of baling the
wool today. Four cars have already
been shipped to New York, and the re
mainder will be shipped within the
next few days. The total amount of
wool in the pool was 200,710 pounds.
Of this amount Dallas contributed
89,191 pounds; Sheridan, C3.035
pounds ; McCoy, 21,685 pounds ; Inde
pendence, 16,513 pounds; Amity,
11,240 pounds ; Perrydale, 8,316 pounds,
and Ballston, 0,836 pounds.
Special motor to Ballston, Sunday.
Will Holman has socured a position
as salesman In Ellis & Keyt's store.
H. D. Staats, a prominent Luckia
mute farmer, was in town, Thursday.
Born, Tuesday, July 7, 1903, to Mr.
and Mrs. Jamos Hayes, of Dallas, a
Charles H. McManus returned this
week from a business trip to Southern
Prank Zumwalt Is visiting his sis-
tor, Mrs. Sarah Updcgraff, in Mc-
A. I. Baland, of St. Paul, Minn., is
a Ruest at the homo of Mr. and Mrs.
W. E. Lacey.
It. C. Craven, president of the
Dallas City Bank, was a business
visitor to Monmouth, Wednesday.
Von Casey is playing baseball with
tho Boseburg leaguo team, and is
giving a good account of himself.
Dr. J. F. Friedrich has returned
from his vacation, and can Be found
in his dental oflieo over the Dallas
Earl Morrow, tho 19-year-old son of
Dr. J. W. Morrow, of Portland, was
held up and robbed of $9.50 in that
city Tuesday evening. Young Mor
row is news ngont on the Astoria" rail
road. Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Dant, who
have boon liviug In Dallas for tho
past few months, leave this week for
Portland where they will make their
homo. Mr. Dant is interested iu the
F. P. Farrlngton has sold his inter
est In the meat market to F. G. Mur
rell, a recent arrival from Michigan,
and the firm is now known as Halde
man & Murrell. Mr. Farrington has
returned to Salem.
W. Q. Elliott leaves today for Shan
iko, where he will take the manage
ment of a saloon for Bert Magers. II is
family will remain in Dallas a few
weeks before joining him.
The Dallas and Falls City railroad
Is already doing a lively business,
although trains have been running
less than a month. The coach is well
filled with passengers every trip, and
a large amount or lumber and other
freight is being handled.
C. N. McArthur, of Portland, was a
Dallas visitor, Friday. lie has taken
I was a total wreck could not sleep or eat,"
writes Mr. J. C. Beers, of Berryman, Crawford
Co., Mo. ''For two years I tried medicine from
doctors but received very little benefit. I lost
flesh and strength, was not able to do a good
day's work. I commenced taking Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery, and when I had
taken one bottle I could sleep and my appetite
van wonderfully improved. I have taken five
bottles and am still improving."
The sole motive for substitution is to
permit the dealer to make the little more
profit paid by the sale of less meritori
ous medicines. He gains ; you lose.
Therefore, accept no substitute for
"Golden Medical Discovery."
charge of the Molson farm, near
Derry, and will spend the Summer in
Polk countv. Mr. McArthur has been
engaged in newspaper work most of
the time since finishing his course at
the University of Oregon three years
ago. He first secured a position as
reporter on the Morning Oregonian,
and was rapidly achieving success
when failing sight caused him to re
sign his position. After a few months'
vacation, he entered the Portland office
of the Associated Press as night re
porter, but his eyes were unequal to
tho strain imposed upon them, and he
was oblitred to retire from the work a
second time. He will probably take
up the study of law next Winter.
BIQ CROWD CELEBRATED
Fourth of July Was Appropriately
Observed at Independence.
The Fourth of July celebration in
Independence this year was one of the
largest and most succcocful affairs of
tho kind ever held in Polk county.
The town was crowded with people,
and an excellently arranged program
was carried out in good shape. The
morning parade was an imposing
one, some of the floats prepared by the
secret societies and business men be
ing especially beautiful. Hon. L. T.
Harris, the brilliant young lawyer
from Lane county, and Speaker of the
Oregon House of Representatives, de
livered the oration, and Prof. Ed. M.
Smith, of Monmouth, read the Decla
ration of Independence. The barbe
cue dinner was an enjoyable feature
of tho day, several fat beeves and
sheop boing nicely roasted and served
to all who dosired any of tho delicious
meat. The early part of the afternoon
was given over to the races and ath
letic sports on Main street, and at 3
o'clock a baseball game was played
betweon Independence and Polk Sta
tion, in which the latter team was
badly defeated. The festivities closed
with a grand ball at the Auditorium
in the evening.
A large number of Dallas people
attended the celebration, and the
motor was taxed to its full capacity
each trip in handling the passengers.
All returned home well pleased with
the splondid entertain men t provided.
A special motor was also run from
Corvallis, and the river boats made
several trips between Independence
and Salem drying the day.
Just About Bedtime.
take a Little Early Riser it will cure
constipation, biliousness and liver
troubles. DeWitt's Little Early Risers
are different from other pills. They
do not gripe and break down the
mucous membranes of the stomach,
liver and bowels, but cure by gently
arousing the secretions and giving
strength to these organs. For sale
by Bolt & Cherrington.
COURT HOUSE NOTES
In the matter of fixing bonds of
warehousemen ordered that bonds
bo fixed at tho rato of 10 cents per
bushel of tho estimated amount of
grain which such warehouseman ex
pects to store, but in no case shall
such bond be less than $1000.
Resignation of C. W. Boyle, road
supervisor of District No. 13, accepted,
and James Boydston appointed to fill
Bond of R. C. Craven as warehouse
man approved, and ordered that
County Treasurer Dalton exhibits
cancelled warrants as follows : County,
$20,057.01; special, $7,807.11 ; road,
$3,058.07 ; state tax, $11,572.40 ; receipts
from School Superintendent, $796.15.
F J Coad. supplies 5 on
Mrs M A Tetherow, pauper acet. 7 00
r r raunaumer, same 5 15
D (1 Meador, same 8 00
C E Huntlev, same 11 35
C F Royal iV Son, bridge 800 00
H Holman, justieeeourt 40 80
W F Nichols, salary 65 00
W B Datrett, same 27 50
F E Mver. same 78 on
Mrs F E Myer, same 20 00
A Huston, same 25 00
E V Dalton, same 02 50
Mrs H A Brown, pauper acct. . . 6 00
F S Wilson, same 6 00
Milo Woods, salary 41 75
C L Starr, same 83 98
E Hayter, same 65 00
J E Sibley, same 60 65
Seth Iiiggs, same 36 20
J B Teal, same. 45 80
Belt& Cherrington, mdse 6 10
Alfred Simkins, road acct 48 00
C II Farmer, same 71 00
C W Boyle, same 95 00
WEGoodell, same 68 00
Ira Mehrling, same , . . 98 75
JAHannum, same.... 74 50
KBrunk, roads and highways. 164 50
West Clay Mfg. Co., same 308 49
Mill Creek Lumber Co., same. . . 11 14
A Windover, same 30 60
F Friesen, same 15 00
H J Ro'se, same 9 00
Under Bros., same 8 25
W C Brown, same 1 60
Independence Lumber uo., same 29 87
Enterprise, printing 1 20
jj w Klggs, tax rebate 7 71
M A Embree, labor 75
B Wilson, election acct 5 00
H Holman, same 3 00
J M Larsen, same 2 00
Emma Brown, circuit court 10 00
J N Hart, same.. 100
D A Critchlow, -election acct. ... 30 00
JStowe, same 75
D L Keyt, same 2 00
E C Kirkpatrick, same 2 00
Glass & Prudhomme, supplies. . 1 00
Johnson Lumber Co., road acct. 40 53
H D Parker, same 40 00
A Chute, same 9 60
P W Sayre, same 33
C G Coad, postage 32 10
Ross Rowell, same 60 00
Irwin-Hodson Co., supplies 38 00
T Strain, road acct 07 00
R Rowell, road acct 8 00
J Farley, same 180 00
Ira Mehrling, bridge acct 13 50
Rowell Bros., lumber 107 90
0 L Starr, expense acct 50 00
J M Stark, road acct 8 25
O Kellow, same . 23 00
T a Huntley, same 208 45
Jim Foster, same 37 00
Albert Teal, same 35 50
J ii Teal, same 102 76
Lynch & Rowell, same 8 25
A J Brown, same 30 00
J B Nesmith. same 12 30
AE Myer, same 33 90
MD Ellis, electric lights 15 00
W W Ullrey, flection acct 2 00
W G Vassal!, courthouse acct. . . 10 30
R Williams, pauper acct 15 00
J T Ford, salary and expense. . .104 30
U S Loughary, same 149 11
J H Moran, justice court 10 10
A J Tupper, same 7 50
B Wilson, same 42 55
Wm Faull, road acct 24 00
Jas Boydston, same 186 65
Jury list, circuit court 236 00
Witness fees, same 171 80
C W Black, courthouse acct 7 00
Circuit court bailiffs 00 00
J T Ford, current expense 6 40
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
J F Goode et ux to Thomas C Gosser,
140.36 acres, 1 7 s, r 4 w, $(5350.
F A Douty to J W Kirkland, part of
lots 2 and 3, block 3, Hill's Inde
F E Starbuck et ux to J. A Kremis,
47.58 acres, 1 7 s, r 3 and 4 w, $2379.
E F Sargeant et ux to John Nelson,
160 acres, 1 6 s, r 5 w, $4700.
Frank Butler et ux to J T and J O
Chamberlain, 60-100 acres, 1 8 s, r 6 w,
$60.- - a- t ,...
W L Bice et ux to Lucena M Fisher,
lots 6, 7 and 8, block 19, Thorp's Inde
R J Kinney et ux to N H Smith, 100
acres, 1 8 s, r 5 w, $3585.
D J Riley to M J Clark, lots 1, 2,
and 4, block 4, Lovelady's add to
H E and J G VanOrsdel to Phy
Simpson, 100 acres, 1 9 s, r 7 w, $50.
H S Montgomery et ux to O P Darl
ing, lot 3, block D, Falls City, South,
Lucinda Baldwin to G H and H
Rouf, 159.18 acres, t 8 s, r 4 w, $9550.80,
Dundee M & T I Co to Alliance
Trust Co., 100 acres, 1 9 s, r 4 w, $1.
Dundee M & T I Co to Alliance
Trust Co., 140 acres, t 9 s, r 6 w, $1.
D A Elkins to B Gildner, south one-
half lots 5 and 6, block 13, Dallas,
Polk County Land Company to J
Dornsife, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 9,
H G Campbell to Annie Nosier,
tract in Monmouth, $30.
Judge R. P. Boise held an adjourned
term of Circuit Court, Department No,
2, on Monday and Tuesday of this
week. Several cases of minor im
portance were tried. Docket entries
were made as follows:
James Helmick et al vs Laban Case,
suit to quiet title. Default and decree.
Samuel O Work vs Fanney Work,
divorce. Divorce granted; children
awarded to plaintiff.
H. W. Bancroft vs Emaline Ban
croft, divorce. Divorce granted.
Nettie B Hasbrook vs Ben Has
brook, divorce. Divorce granted.
Albert Harper vs George W Willson
et al, suit to quiet title. Default and
George A. Muscott vs Katharine
Muscott, divorce. Divorce granted.
John B. Teal vs Bryan-Lucas
Lumber Co., suit in equity. Settled
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Dieting unnecessary. Pleasant to taxe.
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BELT A CI1E1UUNGTON
We are in Dallas for Business
Straight Legitimate Business
Have but little to say, and will say it quick:
3 olbs. Rolled Oats - $1.00 Arm and Hammer Soda,
12 bars Royal Savon Soapc. only 2 peks. to each patron .oj
2$c. Roasted Coffee, - 20c. ic. Roasted Coffee, - A2
A SAMPLE LINE OF SHOES ALL NEW NO SHODDY STUFF.
$3.00 Shoes at "$2 to $2.15 $2.oo Shoes at $1.40 to $1.
$ 1 .50 Shoes at 95c to $1.10
Children's Shoes at same rates. Dry Goods, Furnishing Goods, Hosiery, Cor
sets, Laces, Embroideries and Notions at correspondingly low prices.
Summer Dress Goods must go. "A satisfied customer is our best advertisement."
YOURS FOR BUSINESS.
Pollock's Cash Store
The largest sum ever paid for a pre
scription, changed hands in San Fran
cisco, August 30, 1901. The transfer in
volved in coin and stock $112,500.00 and
was paid by a party of business men for
a specific for Bright'a Disease and Dia
betes, liitherto incurable diseases.
They commenced the serious investi
gation of the specific Nov. 15, 1900.
They interviewed scores of the cured
and tried it out on its meritsby putting
over three dozen cases on the treatment
and watching them. They also got phy
sicians to name chronic, incurable cases,
and administered it with the physicians
for judges. Up to Aug. 25, eighty-seyen
per cent of the test cases were either
well or progressing favorably.
There being but thirteen per cent of
failures, the parties were satisfied and
closed the transaction. The proceedings
of the investigating committee and the
clinical reports ot the te8t cases were
published and will be mailed free on ap
plication. Address John J. Fulton
Company, 420 Montgomery St., San
features of my
Watch stock are
Price, Quality ,
and Value guar
anteed in every
The Willamette Valley Chautauqua
The Willamette Valley Chautau
qua Association will be held at
Gladstone Park, near Oregon City,
July 14th to 25th inclusive. Rates
of one and one-third fare on the cer
tificate plan have been made from
all points on Oregon Lines. Special
attractions have been provided.
"Germaine" the magician, with his
wonderful productions; R. J. Bur-
dette, the celebrated humorist, will
entertain in his usual delightful
manner, while the lectures of Hon.
Champ Clark and Hon. J. P.
Dolliver will be an intellectual
Many other attractions will be
provided, making the finest enter
tainment ever given at this Chau
tauqua. lours truly,
W. E. COMAX,
Gen. Pass. Agt.
Notice to Stockholders.
Notice is hereby given that the
annual meeting of the stockholders of
the Dallas City Bank will be held at
the Bank parlors on Saturday, July
18, 1903, at one o'clock p. m., for the
Durnose of electing officers and trans
acting such further bus'ness as may
come before the meeting.
R. E. WILLIAMS,
r "ii nil- ii
hss stood the test 25 years. Average Annual Sales over One end a Half ItHIucn
c!i!?s. Does this record of merit tpeal to you? Uo Cure, Uo Fay. 5Cc
Eadosed with evtry bottle b m Tea Cent, pckaQ d Crovt't Uack Root Liver Ps.
I have just received a Fine New Stock
of Harness and Saddles and invite you
to call and examine them as to style,
workm&nship and price. I have the
finest line of saddles ever shown in Polk
county. They are strictly "down-to-date"
in every respect.
A big assortment prices according to
quality all fitted with "Double Sur
cingles," a new feature which every
horseman will readily appreciate. Come
and see them.
HARNESS OIL, Best Grade,
WHIPS and EOBES.
Frail k A. Stiles
MAIN ST.. DALLAS, ORE.
YOU WILL FIND IT TO
YOUR ADVANTAGE TO LIST YOUR
PROPERTY WITH US.
ROOM 1, (upstairs) Wilson Building,
CARRY A COMPLETE LINE .OF
Single Shovel Plows, Double Shovel Plows, Wing Shovel
Plows, Five-Tooth Cultivators, Disc Cultivators, Peg Tooth
Harrows, Spring Tooth Harrows, Disc Harrows, reversible
with Extension Head. :::::::::::::
All kinds of Plows, Harrows, Cultivators and everything needed to
cultivate a hopyard or orchard.
COR. OAK and MAIN STREETS. DALLAS, OREGON.
. WE HAVE
TO TRADE FOR
What have; You to Offer?
Some of the best farms in Polk
County for sale. We want
" more. Write for our
Property listed with us in con
fidence. We advertise no busi
ness chances openly.
If unable to close a deal with a
prospective buyer, call on us.
We will act as agent for you and
help consummate the deal.
Cooper & Hurley
REAL ESTATE OFFICE
Independence, - Oregon
Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic
In Town For
You can't afford
to buy elsewhere
Main St., Dallas, Ore.
Hayes & Co.
FARMS, STOCK RANCHES,
TIMBER LANDS and CITY PROPERTY.
Dallas, Ore. H
a woman is in love,
That's Her Business.
If a man is in love,
That's His Business.
But if they are both in love,
and want a wedding ring,
That's My Business!
C. II. MORRIS,
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