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DALLAS, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, FEBRUARY 2, 1904
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EXERCISES AT MONMOUTH
Midyear Commencement of State
Normal School Attracts Large
The annual reception by the junior
class at the State Normal was given
Saturday evening. The large assembly-room
was decorated with wreaths
of Oregon grape and evergreen en
twined with the class colors. In the
center of the room was suspended a
large '05 in evergreens and just be
neath this were the same figures in
Chinese lanterns. Scattered among
the decorations were interspersed
Chinese lanterns, giving a very pleas
The whole effect of the work was
among the best ever seen at the
Normal. A literary and musical pro
gramme was rendered and a moving
picture, in which William Metzger
represented Father Time, Miss Ger
trude Eddy, -Spring, Miss Candace
Brown, Summer, Miss Jennie Neal,
Autumn, and Miss Esther Anderson,
Winter. The separate characters in
the play appeared from a bower of
evergreen rendered the part belonging
to their special season and disappeared
in a grove of firs. The programme
was enjoyed by the large audience
and the evening closed with a grand
leap-year march. The music was
furnished by the orchestra under the
supervision of Frank Lucas.
The baccalaureate sermon was de
livered Sunday at 11 a. m. by Rev. Dr.
Clark Bower, of Albany. His text
was "We Shall Be Like Him, for We
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Shall Seo Him as He Is." The central
thought advanced by the speaker was
the necessity for a pure ideal, and a
purpose in following this ideal, and a
cheerfulness of life coming from an
optimistic view of one's conditions and
surroundings, holding that this is a
strong factor in life.
The sermon was a masterful pre
sentation of the life of Christ as an
ideal for the teacher. It was well re
ceived by a large audience.
Monday evening the class held
class-day exercises. Miss Bertha P.
White gave the opening address,
followed by the class poem by Miss
Jenson. Miss May Shofner delivered
an oration on "A Character Study
Jacob Bus," in an easy, pleasing
manner. Mr. Petteys rendered a violin
solo, which was well received.
Miss Stella Hampton and Miss Ellen
Johnson each appeared in an oration.
Their subjects were well developed
and they presented them well. The
class will was read by Miss Bertha
Leader. Miss Naomi Cowan presented
the class gift, a fine, large historical
painting, "The Peace Ball."
The music for the evening was fur
nished by the Normal Cadet Orches
tra. At the opening of the evening
Mr. Buell, on behalf of the freshman
class, presented the eniors with a
During the afternoon a burlesque
game of basketball between the Hi
bernians and the faculty furnished
much amusement to the large crowd
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LOST GAME TO WASHINGTON
Dallas College Went to Defeat in
Hardest Fought Basket-Ball
Game of the Season.
For the second time in her history,
Dallas College has seen her basket
ball team go down to defeat on -the
home floor. The game with the Uni
versity of Washington on Tuesday
evening was a battle royal, in which
strength and weight were matched
with skill and science, and ' the ath
letes from tho North used their super
ior force to make the contest the most
brutal exhibition of amateur sport
ever seen in Dallas. The college boys
are so badly bruised and crippled that
they will riot be in good playing trim
for many weeks, and possibly not
again this season.
McDonald, the University center, is
a physical giant, and is perhaps the
most perfect specimen of the trained
and developed athlete on tho Pacific
Coast. He is over six feet tall, weighs
198 pounds stripped, and is as quick
and active as a eat. Skill counted for
naught against his style of playing,
ana tne Dallas men wno went up
against him were swept aside like so
many straws, or else crushed to the
floor. When he got possession of the
ball, he forced his way through all
opposition and threw it into the basket
at will. Tho Washington men were
all large, husky fellows, and out
classed the Dallas players from 20 to
30 pounds to the man. The Washing
ton referee was under the control of
McDonald, and did the big fellow's
bidding at all times.
The game was simply terrific. The
first half was foot-ballnot basket
ball. The second half was a decided
improvement on the first, and the
spectators had the privilege of seeing
some of the swiftest work ever put on
in Dallas. In handling the ball and
in team work, the Dallas players were
far superior to their opponents. In
goal throwing, the Washington men
were decidedly the more proficient.
The score at the end of the first half
stood 12 to 7 in favor of Washington.
In the second half, the lads in crim
son got together in old-time form,
and, in spite of bruised heads and
twisted knees, played their opponents
to a standstill. The final score stood
22 to 16 in favor of Washington. Dur
ing the game Dallas threw five
baskets which were not allowed, bo
cause of technicalities.
Poling played a heroic game at cen
ter, and held down his husky opponent
as rro Oregon player has ever been
able to do before. His goal throwing
at critical points added materially to
the Dallas score. Hoffman and Gates
put up a consistently strong game at
guard, and were in every play. Wil
son and Teats, forwards, played grand
ball and in the last half shot baskets
in a style that brought the six hundred
spectators to their feet with yells of
Although the game is lost, the de
feat was far from inglorious, and the
Dallas boys accepted tho result like
true sportsmen and gentlemen and
maintained their reputation for being
clean athletes under all circumstances.
While they fully realize that they were
given anything but a fair opportunity
to win the game, no word of complaint
has been uttered by any one of them,
and the ever-to-be-regretted whine that
too often comes from a defeated team
will never be raised by them. They
played basket-ball, and played it to
the limit, and are not kicking at the
The Observer has no desire to
meddle in young men's sports and
games, but feels confident that it
voices the sentiments of the friends of
the Dallas College team when it sug
gests to the team officials that they
should be more firm in demanding
the rights and protection which the
rules of basket-ball afford against un
fair referees and rough playing. The
Dallas officials, as well as players, are
honorable, clean athletes, and they
seem always to take it for granted
that their opponents are the same.
This confidence is often abused, and
it is time for the boys to "wise up" a
bit. There is such a thing in this
world as being too generous.
The game between Dallas College
and the Multnomah Amateur Athletic
Club last Friday evening resulted in
a victory for Dallas by a score of 17 to
5. The game was slow, compared with
most of the games that have been
played in Dallas this winter, and the
Portland boys showed a lack of
practice. Rasch did the test work for
Multnomah, while the Dallas players
all put up their usual snappy game.
Poling, the college center, threw three
goals from the field. Launer, who
played as substitute on account of the
illness of Ford, was in the game at
all times, and gave a good account of
himself. The two teams lined up as
M. A. A. C. Dallas.
Steadman forward Teats
Brandon forward Launer
Rasch center Poling
Barton guard Hoffman
Percy guard Wilson
A preliminary game between Dallas
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College and Multnomah second teams
resulted in a score of 8 to 3 in favor of
the college boys.
Interest is now centered in the
games with the Portland All-Stars
and tho Willamette University. The
game with Portland will be played in
Dallas the last week in February, and
the contest with Willamette will take
place on the Salem floor at a date to
bo decided upon by the managers of
the two teams.
Corvallis Gazette Expands.
Congratulations to Publisher O. A,
Dearing, who has enlarged tho Cor
vallis Gazette to a six-column quarto.
The Gazette is a bright and ably-
edited paper, and is' enjoying
splendid growth under its new
H. E. Smith, special agent of the
Home Insurance Co., of New York,
was a Dallas visitor, ; Friday. He
says that Dallas is ' sure to receive a
neat reduction in insurance rates
when the new water-works are com
pleted and in operation.
John R. Cooper, of Independence,
was in Dallas, Monday, greeting old
friends and acquaintances.
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Business Men Do Not Favor Vertical
Handwriting Taught In the
There probably never., was an inno
vation in educational methods so
readily and widely accepted as that of
vertical writing. Before most people
had even heard that such a system
was proposed, the change was in fact
practically accomplished in almost all
the schools of the United States and
Canada. And it is not a lovable style
of penmanship. It has a discouraging
sameness whether penned by child or
youth, girl or boy. Doubtless it is
easy to teach, which may account for
its ready acceptance bj teachers; but
it destroys to a large extent the in
dividuality of handwriting. The
following remarks in this connection
are from the Boise S it wvtan :
The vertical syston' tfr pen nkB,n ship
is now undergoing cri' i .! investiga
tion in Salt' LalfcO adjUils. liiis 'h in
response to ob'Ji-'etions to the system
raised by a number of business men
who are very pronounced against it.
Superintendent Christenson has de
termined to try a semi-vertical system
in two of the public schools as an ex
periment. The objections are that the
letters are too large, that there is not
enough individuality in the various
hands, and that there is not sufficient
freedom of movement for speed. The
system has been abandoned in the
public schools of Los Angeles and is
undergoing investigation in other
leading cities of the coast. The system
produces a crop of plain writers, but
the old-timers naturally prefer the
Spencerian system, both for speed and
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SEWERAGE SYSTEM NEXT
Dallas City Council Preparing to Be
gin Another Important Public
If the present plans of the city
council are carried out, Dallas will
have a good system of sewerage in
operation in the business district with
in the next few months. The board
held a special meeting Monday eve
ning and discussed the proposed im
provement in a general way, and it
was decided to proceed with the work
as soon as necessary plans and spoci
fications for a practicable system are
The first move will bo to sewer the
business portion of tho city only, and
no steps will be taken toward extend
ing the system to the residence district
until property-owners petition for the
proposed improvement. When the
business houses and residences in all
the blocks on each side of Main street
from the public school building to
Academy street are provided with
sewerage, a long step will have been
taken toward making Dallas a clean
town. The system now under con
sideration by the council would con
sist of two main sowers, one on Wash
ington street and one on Oak street,
with laterals on Railroad, Main and
Jefferson streets ; the cost of the mains
to be paid out of the general fund of
the city, and the expense of putting in
the laterals to be assessed to the
property directly benefited. No plaus
have been definitely decided upon as
yet, however, and no further action
will be taken by the council until an
examination of sewer systems in other
towns in Western Oregon has been
made with a view of determining the
kind of system most suitable for
At tho meeting Monday evening,
Councilman A. li. Muir was instructed
to go to Corvallis early next week and
look over the system in use by that
city. Corvallis has been putting in
sewerage for the last three or four
years, and the system is said to be
highly practicable for cities of the
Dallas is splendidly situated for
putting in 'sewerago at a low cost,
the natural drainage of tho town be
ing unsurpassed. At no point will it
be necessary to lay the pipe at a great
depth, and, as a survey of the street
grades has already been made, no
high-salaried civil engineer will be
needed to superintend tho work of
putting in the mains and laterals.
The business men of the city are all
earnest in their demand for sewerage,
and will aid the council in the effort
to make Dallas a clean and attractive
town. No one will be seriously
burdened by tho cost of tho improve
ment, and tho benefits that will be
derived arc beyond power to estimate.
Will Ship Wood to Frisco.
Tho first cargo of cord wood ever
shipped from Portland to San Fran
cisco will go out next week. Those
who profess to know say there is an
unusual demand for fire wood in the
California metropolis, the local sup
ply having fallen short. It is esti
mated that after all cartage and
transportation charges are paid it can
be laid down thero at $H a cord by be
ing procured at points on the Columbia
river. As the best grade of coal down
that way costs 12 a ton, wood is held
to be much cheaper. Shipping men
say this matter is likely to develop in
to a healthy industry. Timber is be
coming scarce in California and it is
probable that tho Oregon forests will
have to be drawn on regularly.
Trip Planned for All-Stars.
Arrangements have been made by
which the All-stars, tho crack basket
ball team of tho Portland Y. M. C. A.,
will take a trip of the valley the latter
part of the month, in order to play tho
basketball teams. The team will leave
Portland Monday, February 29, and
will play in turn the following teams :
Dallas College, Oregon Agricultural
College at Corvallis, McMiunville
College, Monmouth Normal School,
Willamette University and the Y. M.
C. A. at Salem. This will bring the
team home in a week after they have
started. The All-stars are in good
shape now and the games should be
good drawing-cards throughout the
Interior. Evening Telegram.
Hop Contracts Recorded.
The first sales of 1904 hops in Marion
county have just been made public,
when three contracts were filed in the
office of the Cou nty Recorder last week.
One of these contracts was made be
tween Lillienthal Bros, and A. C. Man
ning and George B. McClellan, of
Gervais, and calls for 10,000 pounds of
hops, the agreed price being 17 J cents
per pound. The other two contracts
were made by the same firm of dealers
and Mike Keppinger, of Gervais, of
10,000 pounds each, one for the year
1904, and the other for the year 1905,
the stipulated price in the former be
ing lfi, and in the latter I f cent.
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Team of Heavy Weights.
There appears to be no such thing
as weight limit in basket-ball and the
Observer is thinking seriously of get
ting up a team to go against all the
heavy-weight aggregations that visit
Dallas in the future. Some of the
following-named gentlemen have
already agreed to play, and those who
refuse will be "drafted" into the ser
vice. The personnel of the proposed
teams is as follows: Guards, J. M.
Sears and Haven Smith, of Dallas
center, Bill Williams, of Airlie; for
wards, John Teal, of Falls City, and
Bud Frazer, of McCoy. (Bud, being
something less than seven feet tall,
has been chosen as the man to drop
the ball into the basket). The substi
stitutes will be Dr. O. D. Butler, of
Independence; E. W. Fuller, Jim
Hayes and H. L. Fenton, of Dallas ;
Hon. "'Ike" Simpson, of Suver;
Ezra Conner, of Ballston, and Jay
Butler, of Monmouth. How is that
for avoirdupois? Some ono has asked
us who will act as referee : We in
tend to officiate in that capacity, out
sell. Then if we can't lick any collec
tion of heavy-weights that comes along
with this team, we will drop basket
ball as a sport and studiously devote
the remainder of our days to ping
pong and flinch.
CHARGES ARE REFUTED
Dallas-Salem Basket-Ball Game Was
Postponed On Account of
Illness of Players.
The following letter to tho sporting,
editor of the Evening Telegram re
garding tho basketball situation be
tween Dallas and Willamette Univer
sity of Salem, explains itself;
Dallas, Or., Feb. 3 This evening's
paper brings an article from Salem
concerning the calling off of the
basketball game between Dallas
College and Willamette University.
It misrepresents the Dallas team and
the facts in the case. Neither the first
game nor this game was called off for
the purpose of more practice not in
the least but because of the illness of
several of tho players, and the trip to
be mado in private conveyance in such
conditions was not considered ad
visable. In fact the president of
Dallas Collego refused to make this
trip in their present condition. The
manager of the Dallas College team
telephoned Manager Winslow of the
Willamette team that the cause of de
ferring the game was as above stated,
and not to give the team more practice.
The gamo was only postponed for the
time being, and not permanently, as
stated by tho Salem correspondent.
Tho lads from W. U. will have plenty
of chances to test their skill with the
lads in crimson before tho season is
Dallas has not been blowing con-,
cerningthe championship, but justly
claims it, and will prove thatthey are
worthy to claim such an honor.
K. ALEX VANOESDEL,
Manager Dallas Collego Basketball
Purchases Suburban Property.
John M. Lynn, of Salt Creek, has
purchased the Albert Meier tract of 74
acres of land, south of town, and will
move his family to tho place in about
two weeks. Ho will engage in hop
growing, gardening and fruit raising,
for all of which purposes the land is
well adapted. Tho farm was formerly
rented by Henry Fern, and is con
veniently located, being less than one
mile from the Dallas postoffico and
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Cottage Hotel Sold.
Charles Baker sold the Cottage
Hotel in Dallas to W. C. Brown this
week for $3500. The new owner has
leased tho building and furniture to
William Holiuan for a period of two
years. The Cottage is a popular hotel
with the people of Polk county and
the traveling public, and is said to be
a paying investment. Mr. Holman,
the new manager, is an enterprising
and obliging business man, and will
doubtless enjoy a good patronage.
Mr. Bilker will go East and resume
his old position as wheat inspector for
a large grain-buying lirm in Kansas
City. His" family will remain in
Dallas, having secured living rooms
upstairs in the Wilson building.
Tracts Subject to Entry.
The officers of tho Oregon City Land "
Office announce that approved plats
to three different tracts of land have
been received from tho Surveyor
General of Oregon, and that the same
will be subject to entry during March
and April. The location of the tracts
and the dates on which they will lie-
thrown open to settlement are as
Township 10 south, rango 11 west
(fractional), March 22, 1901 ; township
7 south, range 11 west (fractional),
April 6; township 10 south, range 9
west (fractional), April 13.
, Falls City School Report.
FALLS CITY, Or., February 8-The
following is the report of the Falls
City public school for the month end
ing January 29, 1901: Number en
rolled, 131; average daily attendance,
120; tardy, 4; visitors, 34; pupils
neither absent nor tardy, 77. Teachers,
H. C. Seymour, Lydia Campbell,
Jessie Bryant. A fourth teacher, Mrs.
Hopkins, has been added, owing to
tho largo number of pupils.
Republican Club at Independence.
Tho Ilepublicans of Independence
have taken the first step in tho cam
paign work of 1904, by organizing a
club of over 100 members. J. L. Banna-
Is president of the club, and Claude
Fryer is secretary. Much enthusiasm
is manifested by the Republicans of
our neighbor town, and tho new club
starts out with bright prosjiects of be
coming a powerful factor in carrying
the Republican ticket to victory in
Polk county. Tomorrow evening n
banquet will be held, to which promi
nent Republicans all over the stato
have been invited.
New Telephone Directors.
Tho Luckiamuto Rural Telephone
Company has elected J. H. Hawley,
James Withrow and J. J. Thurston
members of tho board of directors.
James Helmick and Wm. Williams
were also elected as directors to take
tho placo of Tracy Staats and B. F.
The "Happy Hooligan" show met a
chilly reception in Dallas last Friday
evening. Only a few seats were sold
for the performance, and the audience
was made up mostly of small boys.
The comedy was of the rough-house,
slap-stick sort, and the scenery was
old and dilapidated. Judging from
the looks of the players when they
pulled out for Independence on the
noon train Sunday, the trip to Dallaa
was anything but a financial success.
"Happy" looked decidedly unhappy,
and "Gloomy Gus" was gloomier than
District Attorney J. N. Hart will go
to Tillamook, Sunday, on business
connected with his office. He will re
turn to Dallas about February 20.
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