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About Polk County observer. (Monmouth, Polk County, Or.) 1888-1927 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 12, 1904)
Ask for M. J. B. poffpp at Riptjs
Try 8ud flour, ut Kiggs.'
Try one of our Cakea ; none better,
Home-made bread the ODly made,
City council meeting next Mouda
Raffia for basket work at Mrs,
P. A. Fiuseth was a Portland visitor,
J. B. Nunn went to Portland on a
business visit, Tuesday.
O. E. Leet, of Falls City, was
county seat visitor yesterday.
The Obseuveb job office wants the
printing you are particular about,
Alfred Stump, of Salem, was in Dal
las on a business visit, Saturday
Read the new ad of Loughary &
Company's grocery store in this issue
of the Obseuveb.
Dr. M. L. Thompson, the Palls City
druggist, was in Dallas on a business
Born, Friday, February 5, 1904, to
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Chapman, of
Dallas, a daughter.
R. Jacobson, proprietor of the Hub
clothing store, was up from McMinn-
ville a few days this week.
New line of dress trimmings, laces,
embroideries and lace curtains, Snap,
py stuff at Pollock's Cash Store.
Blue Audalv.siaD chickens no better
in Oregon four roosters for sale ; also
eggs. Zni Hinshaw, Falls City, Or,
The Lewis and Clark Division will
meet at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
M. M. Ellis next Tuesday afternoon.
A heavy gust of wind blew down the
dead wall on the lot east of the Obser
veb office yesterday afternoon. Loss,
Dr. H. L. Toney, dentist; graduate
of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Office up
stairs Uglow building. Hours 8 to 12
and 1 to 5. Examinations free. Phone
David R. Isaac, of Falls City, was
before the Probate Court, Monday,
making a final settlement of the Wil
liam Beutley estate, of which ho was
Dan W. Kaup, the popular agent of
the Mutual Life Insurance Company,
is in Dallas this week, and is kept
busy acknowledging the greetings of
his many friends.
Rev. Leonard W. Riley, general
Baptist missionary for Oregon, will
preach at the Baptist church in Dallas
next Sunday morning, and at Mon
mouth in the evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Elliott left for
Brownsville, Tuesday morning. They
will make their home on a farm near
that town, and Mr. Elliott will en
gage in outdoor work in the hope of
benefiting his health.
F. K. Hubbard, president of the
Falls City telephone company, was a
Dallas visitor, Wednesday. He informs
us that a meeting of the stockholders
will be he.d in Falls City tomorrow to
consider plans for building a due to
The Observer office want to do th;
printing you are particular about.
Colds and grip are prevalent in
Dallas this week, and everybody is
praying for a good, warm rain.
Invitations are out for the wedding
of Miss Laura Whiteman and Frank
W. Howe, which is to take place at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mc
Devitt, in Dallas, Wednesday, Febru
ary 24, at 10 o'clock.
It is reported that Dr. Goucher, of
McMinnville, and Dr. Smith, of
Sheridan, are preparing to build
first-class plank road from Dave
Leno's ranch on the Yamhill reserva
tion, to the beach at Salmon River.
John J. Finn, of McCoy, was
Dallas visitor, Saturday. He has
purchased a handsome cottage at
Newport, and expects to spend an en
joyable vacation at that popular re
sort next Summer.
The Dallas Juvenile Band is prac
ticing regularly and is making rapid
progress. The boys will be a drawing
card at picnics, celebrations and other
public gatherings next Summer, and
are already making engagements to
Rev. J. H. Gallahorn, of California,
will begin a revival at the Christian
church on February 28. He is ac
companied by the noted singer, Mr,
Carroll, who sang for Sam Jones two
years. Many people in Dallas re
member Mr. Gallahorn as an able
speaker and Christian worker.
Louis Gerlinger, Jr., general man-
agerof the Dallas and Falls City rail
road, was married to Miss Blanche M.
Robinson, in Portland, Wednesday.
Mr. ana Mrs. uernnger win come to
Dallas in a few days, and will occupy
a part of D. P. Stouffer's residence on
Main street until tney can secure a
house of their own.
The leap year ball at the City Hall
last night was one of the pleasant
social events of the year. The man
agement of the ball was entirely in
the hands of the ladies, which doubt
less accounts for the success of the
affair. The ladies paid for the music
and supper, And all that the young
gentlemen were required to do was to
look handsome and dance when asked
by some member of the fair sex.
Music was furnished by the Comus
orchestra, and the program lasted un
til miduight. An elaborate supper
was served at Stevens' restaurant.
County Clerk U. S. Loughary issued
license to wed to William I. Branson
and Miss Delia Waters, Saturday.
Mr. Bronson is the eldest son of Mr.
nd Mrs. D. O. Bronson, of Lewis
ille, and is an energetic young
farmer. Miss Waters is a daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John Waters, an
honored and respected pioneer couple
of Polk county.
One hundred and five teachers are
taking an examination for certificates
before County School Superintendent
C. L. Starr this week. Seventy-five of
these applicants are trying for state
rtificates, and the remainder are
taking the examination for county
papers. The class is the largest in
the history of Polk county. The
assistant examiners are Dr. C. C.
Poling and Mrs. F. H. Morrison.
From and after March 1, 1904,
the subscription price of the Observer
will be $1.50 a year. This advance i
made necessary by the increased cost
of producing the paper in its enlarged
form. All subscriptions received before
March 1 will be entered at the $1 rate,
but after that date the yearly price wil
be;$1.50. Our subscribers will please
take notice of this change in rates.
Death of Richard Tatom.
Richard Tatom died at his home
Dallas last Saturday, after a long ill
ness or consumption, aged 36 years
He was a son of the late Mr. an
Mrs. William Tatom, and was born
in Polk countv. He lived in Alask
many years, and returned toPortlan
about four years ago. Last October
he moved to Sherwood, and early i
January came to Dallas. He was
married to Miss Mary Hoffman, i
Sherwood, about five years ago. Hi
wife, one son and one daughter sur
vive him. He was a member of the
Masonic fraternity, and carried life
insurance to the amount of $2000 i
the Ancient Order of United Work
men. The funeral was held Tuesday
morning, and burial took place in the
Odd Fellows' cemetery. Mr. Tatom
had a wide circle of friends in Polk
county, and news of his death will be
received with profound regret.
The rainy and snowy weather of the
last few days has seriousiy delayed
the work of pipe-laying for the water
works, and the men have been idle
the greater part of the week.
Come or write to the Observer office
for blank deeds, mortgages, and other
real estate blanks. No court blanks
carried in stock. Once a user of our
blanks, you will buy no other.
Dallas people who attended the
basket-ball game in Monmouth, Wed
nesday night, say that the Wash
ington team resorted to the same
brutal tactics employed in the Dallas
game to win. The first half was com
paratively clean and the Washington
team was only two points ahead of
the Normal boys when the closing
whistle was blown. In the second
half, big McDonald went into the
game and at once proceeded to start
rough house. He threw four goals in
four minutes, and hud things all his
own way throughout the remainder of
the game. The playing was rough in
the extreme. Crowley, the Normal
center, received a blow that broke off
one tooth and loosened three more
Of course, Washington didn't mind a
little thing like that. They are slug
gers from the clam-fed metropolis of
Puget Sound, and they are out to win
ANrotJMCEMEMT OF NEW AISISfTAlLS
AT TTHEBJEE IIWVE STOIIE THIS WEEM,
WOOiL IIESS IS-in many fancy styles; Mixed
i.xr - Suitings, very swell, for tailor
suits; All-wool Serges; New Granite Weaves; New Shades in Melrose Suit
ings; New Albatross and Nuns Veiling; New Mohairs; New Silk -finished
Melanche; New Voile Materials. These goods range in price from 50c yd.
up to $1.50, and we know that the best values and best materials are
here this season. It will pay you to come here and inspect these goods.
in Toil Du Nord Gingham, the kind
that wash so well and we sell them
at the same price you pay for
an inferior quality of goods.
NEW GALATIA CLOTH for ladies'
suits, in cotton fabrics, best material
ever shown in that line.
ST YIA SM SHOES
EOIt jJIEN are here in a
, great variety,
patent leathers in Oxfords and
higher cuts, new lasts, novelties
that you only find at this store-
HUTTEKICR PATTERNS FOR MAKCH
noux here tell yoa all about the
uiay you should look to be It.
ISe BEE HIVE
FARMERS ARE PROGRESSIVE
Many Rural Telephone Lines Are
Being Built in Polk County.
The all-absorbing topic of interest
among the farmers in Polk county
just now is rural telephones. New
lines are beingbuiltevery few months,
and it will not be long until the whole
county will be covered with a network
of wires. The south end of the county
has the greater number of rural tele
phones, but the farmers in the north
end have a line reaching from Balls
tqn to Dallas, and are extending the
system in every direction.
As to the usefulness of a telephone
in a farmhouse, there is no question,
and farmers who have once enjoyed
the convenience of this comparatively
modern invention declare they would
not part with their phone at any price.
The only difference of opinion seems
to be as to the comparative merits of
the service and expense of the mutual
companies and that of the Pacific
States Telephone & Telegraph Com
pany. In conversation with farmers
from all parts of the county, we find
some who are radically opposed to any
but a mutual phone, while others de
clare that the service of the Pacific
States company is cheaper and more
satisfactory in every way than that
afforded by the mutual lines.
The Pacific States system is in oper
ation in all the towns of Polk county,
and a farmer desiring to reach any
great number of business firms in
Dallas, Monmouth or Independence,
is ooligea to instau one or tnese in
struments in his home. A large
number of farmers living north and
south of Independence, and across the
river in Marion county, have Pacific
States phones and are given free con
nection with the city systems of both
Independence and Monmouth. The
subscribers of the two rural lines
Ieadingut from Dallas also enjoy
similar privileges with the 140 sub
scribers in this city. The farmers on
these lines are given the same rates
on long distance connections that are
given to the town subscribers; they
pay from one-half to two-thirds less
per month for the use of their phones
than do the people in town ; they have
an all-night service; their instru
ments are put in free of cost, and they
do not have to pay any running ex
penses, such as repairs, taxes, interest
i i i
on money invested, salary oi em
ployes, etc. They have direct con
nection with Portland, San Francisco,
Seattle and all other cities and towns
of the Pacific Coast at tariff rates.
They save an outlay of from $14 to
$15 for instruments.and an additional
outlay where these instruments fail to
work. All the farmer has to do in re
turn for these benefits is to set the
poles and string the wire, and then
pay the nominal sum of 60 cents per
month for the use of the phone..
The Observer has no interest in this
matter further than that it would like
to see the instruments in every farm
house, town home, business house and
office in Polk county connected in one
system. The convenience and benefit
of such an arrangement can be seen
n an instant, and we are firmly of the
opinion that time will prove that such
a system would have been better and
cheaper from the beginning than the
cost of building and maintaining the
great number of independent lines
that are in operation in the county to-
av. The mutual farmers lines are
probably inexpensive and satisfactory,
when considered strictly as farmer
ines, but, judging from recent events
Portland and elsewhere, it is safe
to say that it will be many years be
fore any independent company will be
able to give its subscribers direct con
nection with the important business
centers of the Northwest.
Have You Registered.
Until the books are closed in May,
the Observer will print the total num
ber of voters registered In the several
precincts each week. In the following
table, the first column shows the num
ber of the precinct; the second column
the name of the precinct; the third
column, the total number of voters
registered in 1002, and the fourth
column, the number of voters who
ave registered to date.
No. Precinct 1902 1004
Douglas 125 12
Jackson 107 41
Salt Lake 70 1
Spring Valley 78 1
Eola 126 8
Kickreall... 118 11
South Independence. .137 2
South Monmouth 115 7
Buena Vista.... 99
East Dallas 203.
15 South Dallas 155 50
North Independence. .206 2
North Dallas 154 19
Rock Creek 23 4
North Monmouth 102 1
Falls City .139.....97
Total 2336. ,..344
Hack For Sale.
A good two-seated hack for sale at
bargain. Inquire at this office.
To The Public.
I have or display in the courthouse
yard a variety of ornamental trees for
sale. You are cordially invited to in-
pectthem. Also, a choice lot of fruit
trees just west of Depot, in C. Hughes'
garden. Plenty of walnuts and filbert
trees on hand. Roses and climbing
vines of all kinds. Write or phone
me as to prices.
J. B. NUNN.
lodol Dyspepsia Cure
Digests what you eat.
fCIfI. At? TIT A m
AWI BELOW COST.
are prifcejs oi a
few of the many articleJare
selling at great reductions;
About six doxen left to select from.
Gents' 17-Jewel movement
in 20-year, gold-filled
Ladies Open-Face Watches, 20-year
-case, sale price
$1 to $70
About 400 plain and set, solid gold ladies and
gents rings, sale price
CUFF BUTTONS, STICK PINS; CHAINS, CHARMS, PENS, ETC. ,,,,
Everything Goes at a Bargain.
FlLMHiG Jeweler and Optician
COURT HOUSE NOTES
ADMITTED TO CITIZENSHIP.
Conrad Stafrin, of Dallas.
H Holrnan, justice court f 5 00
W A Wash, printing . 7 00
L Ground, road acct 20 00
Clarence Aikman, same 58 00
B Wilson, justico court 3 00
Mrs V Bedwell, pauper acct 8 00
J E Sibley, salary CG G5
Seth Kigfis, same 10 GO
J B Teal, same 13 30
Guardianship of Lindley Murray, a
minor annual report filed.
Estate of John Ellis, deceased pe
tition to deed property granted.
Estate of Mary F. Riley, deceased
final account approved and estate
Estate of C. G. Fisher, dwa-d re
port of sale of real property upproved ;
administrator ordered to distribute
$300 to each of the heirs of said estate.
Estate of William Bentley, deceased
final account heard and distribution
of funds orderi d.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
D G Meador et ux to E Ilenistreet
and C V Hinman, 155.84 acres, t 7 s, r
6 w, $850.
E C Hall et ux to John W Simpson,
31 acres, t 9 s, r 4 w, $'JHG.
Charles Baker et ux to W C Brown,
Cottage IIo;el property in Dullas,
State of Oregon to J T Simpson, 40
acres, t G s, r 7 w, $50.
Wm. Ellis, adni'r, to Eliza Slielton,
lots 3 and 4, block '20, Ellis' add to
of Morris Chairs
Owing to delay, an Eastern factory shipment of Morris
Chairs that were intended for Holiday trade1 but
did not arrive until January 10th,
WE AIIE OVEItSXOCllEjp
And will sell them at a discount of Ten Per Cent.
Chairs all have spring seats, polished bartered oak frames and'exfra
heavy velour and corduroy cushions.
YOU ARE INVITED TO CALL AND SEE THEM " '
LARGEST STOCK ON THE WEST SIDE
Telephone 133. MILL STREET,
is foii n mi
at Roy's Confectionery Store
BEEF, CHICKEN AND CLAM TEA SERVED AT ALL HOURS.
ALL LEADING BRANDS OF! CIGARS AND TOBACCO
SALEM STAGE OFFICE and AGENT FOR SALEM LAUNDRY.
Walter Roy, ugioW Bunding, Dallas, Ore.
Hay For Sale.
Good cheat and wheat hay for sale
by Arch Myeb, Dallas, Oregon. ;
An Early Riser.
A strong, healthy, active constitution
depends largely on the condition of the
liver. Tlie famous little pills known &
DeWitt'8 Little Karly Risers not only i
cleanse the system but tliey Htrenuthen ;
the action of the liver and rebuild the;
tissues supporting that orjian. Little1
Early Risers are eacy to act, Iht-y ut-ver j
Uripe and yet they are absolutely cci tain ;
to produce results that are satis aetory '
in all cases. Sold bv 15elt &Oherrinjstoii.
ir. w's This! '
V.'e offer C-e H:.i:-"r.d Pollan Eewsrd fef
atytiisecf Catarrh that cannot be cured by
Hill's Catarrh Cure. j
P J. C'HENi-Y & CO., Props ., Toledo, O. I
"We the nudcisigntd, have known F. J. Che- I
ney for the last 15 years, and believe him per-
fectly honorable in all business transactions
and financially able to carry out any obliga
tions made by their firm.
wesTaiBUAX, wnoiesaieirappisTP, loieao. v.
Wai-diso, KiNNiNi Mabvih, WuoiesalaDrug- 1
(fists, Toledo, O. i
Hall's Catarrh Cnre is taken internally. acting
iirectly opon the blood and mncous surfaces o
the system. Price, 75c. per botU. fcoldbyaJi
prnnrisU. TetUroomals tr-
Hall's Family Filll axe tbe best.
There's Wear in Every Pair
It is impossible to
produce a . normal
foot which we can
not accurately fit
in this shoe.
The quality cannot be excell
ed, and the price is within
the reach of all.
Dallas Boot ana Sboe Store
MRS. J. C. GAYNOR, Proprletpr, ...
H. G. OAMPBEBL
W I STRFFT
NORTH OF COURTHOL6E