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DALLAS, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, JANUARY 1, 1904
Good, Honest Goods
cheaper than yon would have bought the same at any plaee else in the
state, and we mean to do so right along. Yon will And that we won't
misrepresent goods to you. We can't afford to. We are here to stay,
and will be one of you. You will find that we carry the largest stock
in the county and all new, nice goods. No old "junk" or "hand-me-down"
stuff, and you will find our prices right and better worth 100
sents on the dollar than some stocks- are worth 75 cents on the dollar.
Our goods are all marked in plain figures, and one price to all. In the
first place, we buy our goods direct from first hands the manufactur
ersand can give you better goods at less price than you will find else
where. In the second place, we only mark our goods with a livine pro
fit, and that is as cheap as any one can do business. You will pay here
just what your neighbors and all others pay.
NOTE THE PRICES
Any OVERCOAT in the house at 20 per cent discpunt.
Any SUIT and all SHOES and FURNISHING GOODS, except Slick
ers and Overalls, at 15 per cent discount.
Fleece-lined UNDERWEAR that sold at $1.00 suit will be during
the sale 78cts.
You should come in and see for yourself the Bargains we give you.
Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year, we remain, yours.
R. JACOBSON & CO.
G. W. HOLLISTER, Manager.
HITCHCOCK YIELDS POINT
President Orders Seer tary to Re
voke Order Under '-Vhich Action
on Timber Land Entries
A Washington dispatch Bays that
President Roosevelt, after a con
ference with the Oregon Senators
Monday, directed Secretary Hitch
cock to abandon the practice that
has been in vogue for more than a
year past of suspending all entries
made under the timber and stone
act in Oregon, Washington and
California. In accordance with
that direction, the Secretary issued
the following statement:
"The order under which fina
action upon timber and stone
entries was suspended has been re
voked by the Secretary of the In
terior, and all such entries will now
be acted upon in the General Land
Office in regular order,
This suspension served a good
purpose, and was the means of pre
venting many fraudulent entries.
While a rigd scrutiny of all entries
under that act will be continned,
it will have the effect of allowing
all valid entries to be patented.
At the conference at the White
House Monday morning the public
land situation - in Oregon was
thoroughly reviewed. The Senators
stoutly protested against the con
tinuance of the present policy of
the Interior Department, on the
ground that it worked inexcusable
hardship on bona fide settlers, and
was seriously retarding the develop
ment of the state.
While they admitted some fraud
had undoubtedly been committed,
they insisted that the detection of
fraud did not justify the extreme
methods that have been in vogue
since November, 1902. They told
the President that unless something
was done to relieve the 6train the
vote of Oregon next year would be
seriously affected because of the
general discontent of the people.
Due precaution will still betaken
to see that the timber and stone
act ia not violated, but the ob
noxious practices complained of,
the apparently inexcusable delays,
and the unnecessary hounding of
entrymen, is to be done away with.
The President, living up to his
promise to the Oregon Senators two
EXPERIENCE IS THE BEST teacher.
Use Ackera English Remedy In any
ce of coop on, cold or croup
Pho-ild It i
rail to give Immediate
funded ZS eta. ud SO
mediate relief money re-I
and 60 eta. Beit Cher- 1
ring-ton, CaJlaa. Oregon.
will be held at the HUB CLOTHING
STORE through the month of Jan
uary, 1904, during which we will give
you a chance to get good, well-made
clothing at a large reduction. But be
fore we go farther, we want to thank you
and your friends for your liberal pat
ronage. We have sold nearly twice the
goods we expected to in the length of
time we have been in business here;
but surely we feel that we have treated
you honestly and fairly we've sold you
weeks ago, stepped in and ordered
the Secretary to ceap those rtK'tboda
which were injuring the develop
ment of the state and interfering
with the rights of settlers. Here
after, every timber entry will be
examined by a special.agent of the
Land Office or some other available
official within the 90-day period, if
possible, and upon the agent's re
port the Commissioner will base
New type and material arrived
this week for our job printing de
Rev. A. A. Winter will preach at
Liberty schoolhouse Sunday after
noon at 3 o'clock.
The third quarterly business
meeting of the United Evangelica
Church will be held in the College
chapel, Saturday evening. Preach
ing on Sunday, both morning and
evening by Presiding Elder C. C
Poling. The sacrament of the
Lord's Supper will be observed in
the morning service. All are wel
QUIET HOME WEDDING
Henry Wright and Miss Amanda
Mitchell Plight Their Troth.
At the home of Mr. and Mrs.
James W. Mitchell, in North Dal
las, December 25, 1903, Miss
Amanda A. Mitchell and Henry
W. Wright were united in matri
mony, Rev. W. J. Gardiner, of
Saginaw, Oregon, a superannuated
member of the Oregon Conference
of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
omciating. Kev. Uardiner was a
former pastor of the bride's par
ents, while living in Iowa, and
united them in marriage over 20
Besides the immediate relatives
and officiating minister and his
wife, the guests were: Rev. and
Mrs. James Moore, Mr. and Mrs.
Warren Wright and son Jay; Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Muscott, Mr. and
Mrs. L. R. Adams, Mr. and Mrs.
H. P. Shriver and daughter,
Georgia; Miss Ruth Adams, Joseph
Wright, Thomas Wright and Fred
The newly-married couple re
ceived hearty congratulations and
many handsome presents.
BICK HEADACHE ABSOLUTELY and
permanently .cured by using Mokl Tea.
A pleasant herbrlnk Cures ronit'.naUon
and lid!jrst!cn- makes roti eat. siee-5.
work and bappy. Satisfaction guaranteed
or money back. S eta. and U eta. Belt
Casr-ring-too, r"a. Oregon.
EARNEST WORKER FOR FAIR
President Roosevelt Urges Liberal
Aid to Lewis and Clark
President Koosevelt's reference to
the Lewis and Clark Centennial
Exposition in his message, and his
request that it receive the attention
of Congress, was not merely formal
and perfunctory, says the Wash
ington correspondent of the
Oregonian. He is really in
terested in the subject, and he
assures the Oregon delegation that
all he can reasonablv do will be
done to secure the attention and
recognition that the historical im
portance of the subject, as he views
it, deserves. He is deeply interested
in the West and its history and
there has been no president "of the
United States who has so clearly
seen the importance of the develop
ment of the West to the national
In all their work the Oregon
members of Congress find the hearty
support of the President. He fully
realizes that the expedition of Lewis
and Clark was the beginning of the
movement that created the group
of states on the Western shores of
the continent. His support, there
fore, of the Lewis and Clark Ex
position, is of immense value.
Whenever the subject is brought
forward, he is plain and outspoken
about it. To those to whom he
speaks he makes it plain that the
historical significance of the Ex
position at Portland should appeal
with great force to the country. In
his opinion, expositions have been
aided by the United States which
have had no special historical
significance, but he regards the
commemoration of the Lewis and
Clark 'expedition as a movement
not inferior in importance to the
pnchiie of. Loui-iiana, which, is to
be toaiu'ie'ijiorat'.'-l the coming year
at the city of St.- Louis.
D.J. Riley and L. C. Parker, of
Linnton, ' have been spending the
holidays with friends in Dallas.
Ex-County Commissioner I. P.
Reese, a prominent Polk County
livestock dealer, was in Dallas on
a business errand, Saturday.
The members of the LaCreole
Club will hold their annual business
meeting in the club rooms to
morrow evening at 7 o'clock. Mat
ters of importance will be brought
up for consideration, and all mem
bers are urged to be present. Tracy
The officers of Jennings Lodge,
No. 9, A. F. & A. M. for the ensuing
year are: R. L. Chapman, worship
ful master; W. R. Craven, senior
warden; Charles F. Belt, junior
warden; R. E. Williams, treasurer;
Oscar Hayter, secretary; C. L.
Starr, senior deacon; F. J. Chap
man, junior deacon; Ed Biddle,
senior steward; A. B. Muir, junior
steward; D. S. McDonald, tyler.
Beat So Violently,
Could Be Seen
Dr. Miles Heart Cure
No matter what's ths matter with your
heart, it will pay yo i to try Dr. Miles' Heart
Cure. It is a great heart and blood tonic
that cures by removing t ie cause. Try it for
a short time and you will find that you are
no longer short of breath after brief exertion;
that you can sleep in any position with com
fort and without the dread of smothering
spells. It removes the symptoms and cures
the disease. It strengthens the heart'
action, enriches the blooa and improves the
circulation. It has cured heart disease when
all else failed. It has brought relief when
death seemed nigh.
"Since taking a number of bottles of Dr.
Miles' Heart Cure during the past year my
health is better than for many years. I no
loneer experience any trouble from lyin? on
my left side, which disagreeable symptoms
used to bother ms greatly. The frequent
spells of palpitation and fluttering that I was
at that time subject to were most alarming.
At times ray heart would beat so violently
that the movement was noticeable through
my clothin?. Doctors said my heart wai
enlarged and I had frequent severe shooting
ains tnrougn ana in trie region or. my neart.
think Dr. Miles' Heart Cure a great medi
cine and have always been able to secure
great relief from its use. I am in good
health now. considering that 1 am 60 years
old. I wish you success." ASDagW JACK
SON, Centraiia, Wash.
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tle Dr. Miies K-mHi s. Se-.d for free hook
on N-rvous and 1 1 art Diseases. Addre
Dr. lUes Medical Co, Elkhart, lad.
O. L. Francis, of Portland, was
in Dallas, Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Talbott, of
Falls City, spent Christmas with
relatives in Dallas.
Ed. M. Smith, principal of the
McCoy 'public school, was a Dallas
Born, Thursday, December 24, to
Mr. and Mrs. Reece Robbins, of
this city, a daughter.
Misses Fannie and Jessie Demp
sey, of Sellwood, are visiting their
mother, Mrs. Alice Dempsey.
Mrs. S. P. Riggs left for Auburn,
Wash., Sunday, after an extended
visit with relatives in Dallas.
County Clerk U. S. Loughary
issued license to wed this week to
Vr. W. Dawson and Minerva Bid
well, H W. Wright and. Amanda
Hon. II. V. Gates and W. L.
Soehren, who are superintending
the construction of the Dallas water
works, spent Ctiristmas at their
homes in Hillsboro.
C. S. Graves, one of Polk county's
enterprising young farmers, was a
county seat visitor, Tuesday. Mr.
Graves is interested in goat raising,
and will visit the Angora show to
be held here January 14-15.
Mr. Harry Connoway and Miss
Maude Bilyeu were married at the
residence of the bride's parents in
Scio, Oregon, Thursday, December
24, 1903 at high noon. It was a
quiet home wedding, only members
of the families of the contracting
parties being present. Many
elegant presents were received. The
groom is a former Dallas boy, and
for many years has been a trusted
employe of the Southern Pacific
Company. Mr. and Mrs. Conno
way will begin housekeeping in
Town Boys Defeat College
The Rock-crushers, the first team
of the Dallas Athletic Club, defeat
ed the College second team in
basket ball in two games out of the
three played with them. In the
game played two weeks ago, the
College team defeated the town
boys by a score of 12 to 10. In the
second game, played last Friday
evening, the Kock-crushers turned
the tables on their opponents, out
playing them to the tune of 13 to
8. The final and deciding game
was played at the gymnasium
Saturday evening; and, after one of
the best "football" games of the
season, the Crushers won the game
by the close score of 11 to 10.
The College team consisted of
Perry Castle, Lloyd Coad, Lester
Butler, Chet Coad and Arthur
Hayes. The town players were
Walter Williams, Harry Dunn,
Frank Muscott, Newt Guy, and
Lott Brown. The boys from the
College have asked for another
game, but are advised by the Rock
crushers to first get a "rep" before
they can be given another trial.
CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS
Second Term of North Dallas School
Will Begin Next Monday.
The pupils of the North Dallas
public school are making excellent
progress in their studies under the
efficient direction of Mrs. K. N.
Wood. The attendance is good,
and excellent discipline is main
tained. The first term closed with
an entertainment and Christmas
tree, given by the pupils of the
The report for the quarter ending
December 24 6hows a total enroll
ment of 35. Average daily attend
ance: first month, zy: second
month, 32; third month, 31. Num
ber of visitors, 10. Those neither
absent nor tardy last month were:
Martha West, Mary West, Susan
Digby, Charles West, Velma Mitch
ell, Jacob Steffy, Harry Critchlow
and Chauncey Hayes.
School will begin again on Janu
ary 4, after a week's vacation.
ACKER'S DYSPEPSIA TABLETS are
sold on a positive guarantee. Cures heart
burn, raising; of the food, distress after
eottrs or any form of dyopepsia. One
little tablet rives Immediate relief, 25
eta. and 60 eta. Beit & Cherrtngton
SENT SHEEP TO MAINE
Oregon Cotswolds Were a Surprise
to Stockmen of the Pine
Thomas W. Brunk, one of the
-olid farmers and slock breeders
residing near Eola, Polk county,
was in Salem this week for the pur
pose of attending to some business
matters. He reported that the trio
of Cotswold sheep (a ram and two
ewes) that he recently sold and
shipped to G. M. Pease, of Farni-
ington, Maine, arrived safely at
their new home in the "Pine Tree"
state, and the owner is highly
pleased with them, and considerably
surprised at their very excellent
condition. Mr. Pease could not
understand how sheep could be
kept in such fine "show" shape in
Oregon at this time of year, and
made special inquiry regarding Mr.
Brunk's system of feeding. He
also. stated that the trio of wool
producers had attracted considerable
attention in his section of Maine;
the people being greatly astonished
that such grand stock could be
raised west of the Rocky mountains.
Mr. Brunk, in answering Mr. Pease
regarding the feed the Oregon sheep
had, stated that they graced on
stubble pasture, which had some
vetches in it also, and that they
had been given no extra care in
this respect. At the same time he
told that himself and family were
partaking of green vegetables from
the garden on his place and invited
Mr. Pease to come out to the far
West and enjoy a little of it along
with the rest of the Oregonians.
P. A. Finseth was a Portland
F. R. Rich made a business trip
to Portland, Monday.
Si fu b it ctrrnsTT- vi -" i'ii tiaiid,
visted friends in Dallas this week.
Occasionally an item is found in
the news dispatefcda , from Wash
ington City concerning the organi
zation of a National Bank in Dallas
by McMinnville capitalists. The
latest news of this kind appeared
in Friday's Oreeonian, wherein it
is stated that the bank has been
authorized to begin business with
a capital of $25,000, and that W. D.
McDonald is president and Arthur
McPhillips cashier. Here in Dallas
very little is known of the project,
and not much talk is heard about
Salt pork is a famous old
fashioned remedy for coir
sumption. "Eat plenty of
pork,- was the advice to the
consumptive 50 and 100
Salt pork is good if a man
can stomach it. The idea
behind it is that fat is the
food the consumptive needs
ern method of feeding fat to
the consumptive. Pork is too
rough for sensitive stomachs.
Scott's Emulsion is the most
refined of fats, especially
prepared for easy digestion.
Feeding him fat in this
way, which is often the only
way, is half the battle, but
Scott's Emulsion does more
than that. There is somc-
ling about the combination
of cod liver oil and hypophos
phites in Scott's Emulsion
that puts new life into the
weak parts and has a special
action on the diseased lunsrs.
A sample will be
sent free upon request.
Te sure thct tMn picture in
the form cf a Ub: is on the
t.t.j rpr of evi.f)' Iwltlc of
K::iulian ywi buy.
409 Pearl St., N. Y.
$oc. and Ji; all druggist.
W. V. Fuller came over from
Cicero, Wash., this week and is
spending the holidays with his
Richard and Samuel Thurston
were over from Crawfordsville on a
visit this week. They returned
Ralph Poppleton, a student of
the State University, is spending
the holidays at the home of his
grandmother, Mrs. Beulah Riggs,
Mrs. Susie Fennel-Pipes, a for
mer Independence girl, but now of
Eugene, left Portland last Saturday
for Chicago where she will com
plete her violin studies.
While transferring baggage Mon
day afternoon, Roy Bell, the assist
ant at the Southern Pacific depot
in Independence, let a heavy trunk
fall on his foot, badly crushing it,
and it is thought the bones of the
foot are broken.
Miss Mary Ferrie, of Ontario,
Canada, died in Monmouth, Tues
day, from heart failure. Miss Fer'
lie had been a student of the nor
mal for two years, and was a mem
ber of the '04 class. She was a
bright student and a general favor
ite among both students and facul
ty, and her sudden death comes as
a severe blow to her many friends.
GAVE INTERESTING TALK
School Superintendent C. L. Starr
Addressed Parents' Meeting
at Kings Valley.
At the parents' meeting in Kings
Valley of recent date, County Sup
erintendent C. L. Starr joined
forces with Superintendent Den
man, of Benton County. The
Ward school of Polk, and the I'edee
school of Polk united with the
schools of Kings Valley at this
timrc and h;id a most profitable
meeting. Superintendent Starr
made a very entfiusiaf-tic and in
tereting talk on "When Trouble
Arises in the School,- the Parents
Duty." He talked earnestly and
entertainingly for half an hour.
He contended that parents should
meet the teacher half way in all
troubles of the school room. The
teacher being human like all par
ents is liable to err. When she
does make a mistake the parents
should meet the teacher and talk
over the trouble. This would elim
inate most of the. troublep arising
daily in the school. On the other
hand, every teacher should be
frank with the parent Never flat
ter the child to the parent. Tel!
the truth even should it cut. Par
ents like a frank teacher. Mr
Starr's address was interspersed
with stories fittingly illustrating
the many points made, and was
enthusiastically received by those
II. II. Chace, of Shasta Springs,
California, is spending the holidays
with his family in Dallas. Mr
Chace has charge of a paint shop
at the Springs, and is well pleased
with his location.
C. S. Ileadley and family, of
Albany, are visiting at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. F. II. Muscott.
END CAME QUICKLY
Robert Hayes Died Suddenly While
Riding on Street Car in
Robert Hayes, a former resident
of Dallas, died of heart disease,
while riding on a street car in Los
Angeles, last Saturday. He had
been enjoying the best of health,
and the fatal stroke came without
the least sign or warning. The re
mains will be shipped to Dallas for
Mr. Hayes was about Co years
old, and was well known in Dallas
where he first settled after arriving
in Oregon from the East several
years ago. Prior to going to Los
Angeles to spend the Winter, he
had been living with his married
daughter in Everett, Wash. He
leaves a wife, three sons and two
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money If It
faltn to cure. E. W. Greve'i signature
I on each box. tie.
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THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE
jfalls Cm litotes
Norma Ilolman is visiting her
grandmother, Mrs. S. II. Tetherow.
Miss Waller, of Independence, is
visiting at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Waller.
F. J. Ilolman visited relatives in
Monmouth, Saturday and Sunday.
Telephones are all the rage now.
See Frank Butler or C. J. Pugh.
Southard Talbott arrived hero
from Elma, Wash., last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Leavitt are
visiting friends here. Mr.' Leavitt
is teaching school at North Yam
hill. The Christmas dance was well
attended, and everyone reported a
good time. The supper was given
by Tyson & Ford.
Mrs. John Talbott, of Dallas,
visited at the home of her son,
Josh, this week.
The Christmas exercises at the
Christian Church were very enjoy
able. The house was crowded, arid
many wore tumble to get scats.
Henry Wright, ofthis place, "was"
married to Miss Amanda Mitchell,
f Dallas, on Christmas day.
BUTLER FAMILY REUNION
Over Sixty Persons Present
Gathering Held Last Friday.
At the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. B. V. Butler in Monmouth last
Friday was held an annual re
union, at which a large attendance
was present. On' Christmas of
each year it has been the annual
custom of the Butlers to hold a
meeting at the old home place.
This year at the gathering over CO
were present, among whom were:
N. L. Butler and family, of Dallas;
J. B. V. Butler and family, of Mon
mouth; F. W. Fenton and family,
of McMinnville; Luther Ground
and family, W. J. Mulkey and
family, Mr. Boothby and family,
of Mou mouth, Dr. O. D. Butler and
family, Orville Butler and family,
L. Smith and family, C. W. Butler
and family of Independence, David
Foulkes and family of Portland.
At these meetings a large Christmas
tree is well filled with presents for
the younger people, dancing and
other amusements are participated
in and the event is always looked
forward to by the relatives as one
of the most pleasant they can have
during the year.
County Commissioner Seth Riggs
was in Dallas on a business visit,
Mrs. II. II. Chace desires to an
nounce to her patrons that she
till retains her millinery business,
having sold to Mrs. Metzger the
stock of ladies furnishings and
fancy goods only. She is still
occupying the same building, and
will soon begin placing orders for
a large and select stock of Spring
Dull Headache, Pains In various part
of the body Sinking at the Pit of tha
Stomach, Loss of Appetite, Feverluhnesa,
Pimples or Sores are all positive evidence
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 biooj
diseases. It is certainly a wonderful
remedy and we sell every bottle on a posi
tive guarantee. Belt & Cnerrington, Dai
DYSPEPSIA CAN BE CURED BT oslEf
Acker's Dyspepsia Teblets. Ons litlls
Txhlef will five immediate relief or noim
refunded. Bold in handsome tin be
at 15 cents. Belt A Cherrlngtoa, DabM,