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VQU XVH DALLAS, POLK COUNTvT OREGON, APRIL 1, 1904
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W e Must Move! We Most Move!
BY MAY 8TH.
Landlord has been verv eenm-ons and kinrl
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mat we must move by the above date, wheth
Kirkpatrick is to erect for us is readv
to us by
er our new buildine
is readv or not, or else uav
him to the equivalent of $250.09
to $300.00 per month for
the next 30 days after our lease
is out, so we have concluded to
give the people of Dallas and sur
rounding country an opportunity
to buy all clothing at a very large
reduction for the next HO days.
STOCK IS NEW
Cofn!lit ISO 1j Hut lohaHur A Kurt
have such an opportunity in your city.
SPRING AND SUMMER
Now is your opportunity, such
as you have never had before.
Our prices will speak for them
selves. The sale will begin
at 9 o'clock.
Nearly everyone needs a
new suit for spring. Why not
come and get it during this
sale? You probably never will
Don't miss this.
Kpwortn League Delegates Dispose
oi ureat Amount of Business
at Dallas Meeting.
4 This is Our Landlord's Demand if we Stay over May 8:
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G. W. HOLLISTER, Manager.
I will take $5 per day from the8th day of May,1904,up to and including June 7, '04
for the use -of my store building now occupied by you (Eub Clothing Co.) and
in addition you to leave intact as it now is all the furniture and fixtures inclu
sive etc., in and about the two front windows of the said building; also, the sticks
hooks and brackets attached on side of balcony and the curtains and hooks in
closing small room used for trying on clothing at the rear of balcony and the
sheets used for covering the counters and tablea; it being understood this offer
must be taken up and accepted by you within ten days from this date March 26,
1904. (Signed) Abel Uglow.
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xue eigntn annual convention of
the Eugene District Epworth League
oi me luetnodist Episcopal Church
opened at the Methodist EdiscodrI
Church in Dallas last Friday evening
' o ciock. About two hundred
delegates from the counties of Lane.
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..uu, jjouuuu, jtuik. huu ljincoin were
in attendance. A large number of the
leaguers arrived from southern points
on a special motor from Independence
Friday afternoon, and many more
came in on the night train. Pominent
ministers from all parts of the state
were in attendance, and' many repre
sentative citizens and business men
were here as delegates.
The local chapter had made exten
sive arrangements for the entertain
ment of the delegates, and on Fridav
evening held a reception for visiting
delegates and friends. Hon. George
u. nawKins delivered the address of
welcome on behalf of the local church
and chapter. Mayor J. C. Hayter
weieomea tne convention in behalf of
the City of Dallas. Fraternal greet
ings from local chapters of the Youns
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x-eopies societies were given by rep
resentatives of the Baptist. Evan
gelical, Christian and Presbyterian
Churches. Eev. Melville T. Wire, of
Brownsville, responded in behalf of
The convention continued in session
Saturday with increased attendance
and interest. The evening's pro
gramme was devoted to papers on
Bible work, personal work and field
problems. The afternoon programme
consisted of addresses and short
papers on live and vital subjects.
Mrs. Wire, of Albany, spoke with
great earnestness on - "Youth and
Missions." Her message was loudly
applauded by the delegates.
I he report of district officers showed
marked increase and advancement
along all lines. The total membership
me Eugene district this year is
1253, an increase of 143 over last year
and an average of 45 members to each
society. Eugene Chapter has the
largest membership, with 226 enrolled
and also leads in the matter of finances,
having raised $400 durk g .the year.
uauas leads in per cent oftfaivinff.
having raised over $300, though hav
ing but 67 members. f .
The attenfinnnfi nf rl,lor..i..,o ui
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W year is 25 larger than last year. A
regular devotional services, led by
w. r. Miner. Following this service
the final platform meeting and fare
well exercises of the convention ended
the eighth annual rally of the 1200
Epwoithians of the Eugene district of
the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Professor Sweetser, the presiding
officer, gave an illustrated address on
tne closing scenes in the life of Christ.
which was greatly appreciated by the
large audience. Professor Dunkel
berger, of Dallas College, sansr a solo.
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ine installation of the officers who
will serve during the coming year was
tne nnal feature of the convention
The visiting delegates all expressed
tneir deep appreciation of the hosni
tality extended to them by the people
oi lianas and tne splendid entertain
ment provided by the members of the
local League. The convention, for
numbers and enthusiasm, is the most
successful in the history of the Eugene
district, ihe convention next
will be held at Lebanon.
Salem Statesman Recalls Facts Con
nected With First Murder
In Folk County.
Wants Motor Road.
One of the best motor line connec
lions balem could have would be the
building by the Independence com
pany of a line from Derry to Salem.
iime nines, ana rurtner arrangements
by the company owning that road to
operate cars over the West Side lines
of the Southern Pacific. The con
struction or this nine miles of road
would not cost a great sum. The
grades would be very slight. And a
road of this kind would be one of the
best motor line connections for Salem,
because it would put the whole West
Side country in ooncection with this
city, including Benton, Polk, Yamhill
and Washington counties. Salem
could afford to make up a subsidy for
the construction of such an extension.
Two Tickets at Falls City. -
Two tickets will bo in the field in
the municipal election to ItA VlfM in
Falls City next Monday. Three
councilmen are to be elected. The
Citizens' candidates are W. H. Living
ston, J. Chamberlain and H. S.
Calkins. The candidates of the Pen.
pies' party are William Ellis. John
Cameron and John Thomas. The
Peoples' candidates were chosen bv
the Prohibition element of the town.
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jjui.il iiunew were named lu mass
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If you are thinking of doing any papering or painting
No charge for estimates on labor or material.
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Street Dallas, Oregon
You Can Get Your Money's Worth
If You Buy Your Groceries
of Loughary and
THE VERY BEST of NEW GOODS
ARRIVING BY EVERY FREIGHT.
prices are right and
Goods are Guaranteed.
Has Agency in Dallas.
John K. Johnson has purchased the
Corvallis Steam Laundrv of O. De
-Haven, and has taken charge of the
plant. Mr. Johnson is an old steam
laundry man, having been engaged
in the business for the nast. eirrht
j . - n - -
years, lie has put on a wagon be
tween Corvallis and Independence to
gather up the laundry in that city,
and nas also established agencies in
.uanas and Falls City.
Thanks, Worthy Friend.
The Polk County Observer has just
celebrated its seventeenth birthday.
The Observer is a progressive paper
published in a progressive town. Mc-
Editor Hofer, of the Salem Journal,
has returned from a pleasant Cali-.
fornia trip. One of the most enjoyable
scenes of the trip were the pretty girls
of Santa Barbara riding man-fashion.
All of them ride, wearing khaki
divided skirts, a combination of
bloomer and knickerbocker suits, gay
colored bolero jackets and Mexican
straw hats. Mrs. Hofer was with the
Colonel. Albany Herald.
Mrs. Aebi, mother of Emil Aebi, of
Ballston, was buried at Amity Wed
nesday afternoon. The funeral was
held at the Baptist church, Rev. J. H.
Douglas officiating. Amity Times.
Pastor Green of the Baptist church
wiu preacn on tne "Insurrection" at
11 a. m. Sunday. Intheeveningat7:30
the Juniors will have charge of the
service with an excellent program.
LOUGHARY & ELLIS,
PHONE NO. 44 .... DALLAS, OJUtCON.
rising vote of esteem and thanks was
returned to Presiding Elder Ford, who
responded in an eloquent and touch
!nn.vnornrt l pa t
luouiia. ymuers were elected as
President, Professor Sweetser, Eu
gene ; vice-president, Miss Ida Carter,
Halsey; second vice-president, Miss
Ethel Gardner; third vice-president,
Miss Lina Stouffer, Dallas: fourth
vice-president, Miss Olive Mellow,
Corvallis; secretary, Miss Thecla
Dove, Eugene; treasurer. Dr. J. W.
The convention drew to a close Sun
day night. A notable feature of the
business proceedings came when the
committee on resolutions, in a report,
indorsed in urgent terms the local
option bill now before the citizens of
Oregon. The convention by a unani
mous vote pledged active support to
The Sunday morning services in all
tne local churches were in charge of
visiting ministers. The services at
the Methodist Church were in charge
of Professor Sweetser, of Eugene, who
spoke upon "Laboratory Methods.
Special musical numbers were render
ed by the choir for the occasion. At 3
p. m. a very impressive communion
service was conducted by Presiding
Elder Ford, assisted ' by visitins
At 6:15 in the evening the Dallas
chapter of the Epworth League held
ine recent visit of W. S. Gilliam, of
nana vvana, to the scenes of his
early life in the Willamette valley re
calls tne prominent part he took in
the development of the country in the
times when it is said some people
settled down in this country because
they could not settle up where they
came from, says the Salem Statesman.
At the time of his visit to Salem in
uiinuary last, tne published report of
ine iact alluded to his being the first
snerm or Polk county, and that, as
such, he officiated at the first legal ex
ecution which ever took place in our
sister bailiwick across the river. An
nspection of the files of the Statesman
for that date reveals the fact that the
murdered man was named Serenus
-Hooker, and his murderer was William
nooKer owned a farm across the
Rickreall, but a mile or two south of
the present town of Dixie, not far from
the Nesmith home, and having missed
a watch which had been taken from
his house did uot hesitate to publielv
say that Everman was the thief. The
accusation coming to Everman's ears
he threatened to kill Hooker for it.
Not long afterward Hooker was found
in his field dead, having been shot
twice. Very naturallv. Ever man wns
suspected of the murder aud inquiry
brought the information that the dav
before he had started to California, or
had pretended to, in companv with his
brother Hiram and two other triAn
named Smith and Coo.
A party consisting of Hen Owens,
N. Burch and James Foster imme
diately started south in search of the
missing men and G. W. Baskett went
to the mouth of tho Columbia river to
watch outgoing vessels. The murder
occurred on Friday, February 12, 1852,
and the pursuing party overtook the
fugitives on Deer creek, in the
Umpqua country near where Roseourg
now is, and they were arrested at the
house of a man named Walker, on the
Monday following. The were brought
to Dallas and the preliminary trial
was uad before Justice of the Peace
Lovelady on March 14, who bound
mem over to be tried in a higher
In the meantime, as the Statesman
of February 24, 1852, says, "they were
lodged in jail, if the upper story of the
shot him from his hiding place. He
fell to the ground, after which Ever
man climbed the fence and shot him
again, Hooker begging and promising
never to tell who shot if he would only
permit him to live. In the confession
he made before the execution Ever
man said he told his brother he was
going to kill Hooker, for he would
rather do so and run the chances of
getting away and never being sus
pected than to have the report renr-h
his people in Missouri that he had
been accused of stealing a watch.
-tserore bis death Everman took his
guards to the place where the watch
was secreted on the banks of the Rick
reall. He said he was 25 years of age,
of good parentage and was the victim
of "bad company."
The growth of newspaper enterprise
during tho half century is well Illus
trated by the fact that though this
execution was an important event in
the life of the new territory, and was
but twelve miles from Salem, no ac
count of it appeared in the Statesman
until two weeks after its occurrence.
The regular weekly edition of t.h
Statesman was issued on Tuesday, the
12th of May, 1852, the dav of the exe
cution, but on the 26th a report was
printed on the editorial page, furnish
as was explained, by Col. Jo. Meek.
who had happened to be in Dallas
and had come over to Salem.
WAYNE W. WILLIAMS
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
AH druggist refund the money if it
fail to cure EL W. Grave's alraature
1 an each hnx tfcr
Every farmer knows that
some plants grow better than
others. Soil may be the sam-
and seed may seem the sam::
but some plants are weak an
And thats the way wit;
children. They are like vou: -
plants. Same food, same horn
same care but some grow L i
and strong while others si:,
small and weak.
Scott's Emulsion offers ar
easy way out of the difficult
Child weakness often mea;
starvation, not because of h
of food, but because the foo
does not feed.
Scott's Emulsion really feet'
and gives the child grown
Whatever the cause of weak
ness and failure to grow
Scott's Emulsion seems to find
it and set the matter right
Stjid for free sample.
Scott Bowse, Chrmiau, 409 Peart St., New York
joc and fi.eo ; ail drugjiaO,
Indian War Veterans Meet
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.ine jjinn county JlndiaD war vet
erans convened Saturday afternoon in courthoiisn mn h nii, ,-,
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unuuuBeiwu discussed anairs Judm O. C T,att n,aM t
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caxuuu over uie iiieeung, at rended bv uv d T.nwn n P n T!,-
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wiuc-a mere were auout 17 present. Was nin..tinn t.trn ,i i, ,
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muni a. wood isnotan Indian Everman was sentenced to be huna
. xu au la uu cuwuieu 10 ma brother Hiram pleaded guilty
.vwbillwuu ai3 a wuuiiiiiiuer. were en- aa nn Hi-nomn nr waa a
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uoiagu. xtwas urged that as many to three years in the penitentiary,
veterans as possible attend the state while Smith nhmdod nntmiiitv h,,h
camp next J une.-Albany Herald. jury disagreed in his case-eleven for
conviction nnrl nnnfiirn.nnn1f.fnl Tl,mr
Rebukes Corvallis Hoodlums. both applied for a chance of 'venue
we noted in our last issue the dis- which was granted to Yamhill coun
graceful attack made on the Dallas ty but before the trial Smith iumned
visnurs 10 me DasKet bail came, and irom tne second story of tho court
hope we shall never have to chronicle house and escapod, but was recaptured
sucn another incident. The hoodlums within a few days in Yamhill county
wnodiditare well known, and their At his second trial he was convicted
friends are apologizing for them. The of murder in the first degree and son
patience of the people of Corvallis has fenced to be hung, but was afterward
reached the limit, and a Nemesis waits pardoned by Governor Gaines.
for them in the near future. It will Before his execution Everman made
probably take the shape of good and a full confssion, detailing how he went
well deserved beatinc. and it is the bv Hooker's field where he vn nlnw.
Pioneer Resident of Polk County
Dies at Mis Home in The Dalles
After Long Illness.
wish of the community that it be well
applied. Corvallis Gazette.
Lorln E. Ketchum Dead.
Liorin hi. Ketchum, father of Dr.
E. L.Ketchum; died at tho family resi
dence in Independence Tuesday after
noon. Mr. Ketchum was born in the
State of New York, January 10, 1832,
moved from New York to Ohio in 1832,
and from there to Michigan in 1841.
ue lert Michigan for Oregon in 1881,
living in Independence during the
whole of the time since. He married
Miss Eliza Smith in Wisconsin in the
year 1855, and of five children born to
the union Dr. Ketchum, of I 'enen-
ing with two yoke of oxen. ' As he
approached the fence at one side of
the field, Everman secreted himself in
an old "hog house,"and as Hooker was
turning his team around Everman
Soldiers Subject to
Aches and Pains.
Have My Share I
Find Relief in
Beats All Records.
Sheriff J. T. Ford made a footing of
tax collections Monday, and finds that
the amount already paid on the 1003
roll is $92,000. This record eclipses
that of any former year, as tne rolls
were not turned over to the Shfviff un
til March 1. Three-fourths of the
total amount of tax on the roll has
already been paid, and collections
continue heavy. The amount of de
linquent tax this year promises to be
smaller than ever before. Officers ex
perieace no difficulty in collecting the
public revenues under the present
Oregon tax law.
Dr. Miles' Anti-Pain Pills
New Member of Board of Regents.
Governor Chamberlain has appoint
ed H. L. Fenton, of Dallas, as a
member of the board of regent3 of the
Monmouth State Normal school to fill
a vacancy on the board caused by the
death of Judge L. Flinn, of Albany.
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the hardshiD that usually falls to the lot of
the soldiers who saw service. Anti-Pain Pills
never fail to relieve the rheumatic twinges,
headache or other pains. A number of old
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and Liver Pills speak highly of their virtues
in every respect. My health is freatly im
proved, thanks to your Restorative Nervine,
with the exception of an old wound which
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Rheumatic twinges, headache, and the
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reminders of the strain and hardships of an
army campaign. In all such cases tne nerves
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and prompt treatment is necessary. The best
treatment consists of Dr. Miles' Restorative
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and helps them to throw off various dis rders
which bring about pain and suffering. There
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Wayne W. Williams died from the
effects of typhoid fever at his home in
The Dalles, Oregon, at 12 o'clock,
Sunday, March 27. News of his death
was received by relatives in this citv
early in the afternoon. The sad tidings
caused little surprise, as it was known
that Mr. Williams condition had been
critical for several weeks n,nrl liri
hope was entertained for his recovery
TIT- Yir.'lli . .
"uams was Dora in Missouri,
March 1, 1845, and in his infancy the
same year was brought across the
plains by his parents, who settled on
the Luckiamute river in Polk county,
near where the village of Airlie was
afterwards built. Here he grew up to
manhood. He lived in Independence
for a number of years, serving as City
Marshal for the greater portion of the
time, and about six years ago went
east of the mountains, making his
home at Walla Walla and for the past
four years at The Dalles.
He was a son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. James C. Williams, prominent
pioneers of Polk county. He left a
wife and two children, Mrs. Alice Pol
ing, wife of Eev. D. V. Poling, and
Edward Williams, both of The Dalles.
His wife was Miss Virginia Tarter, a
sister of the Tarter brothers of Polk
county. Five brothers and three sisters
survive him. They are: J. J. Wil
liams, of Dallas; Johns. Williams, of
Portland ; Wesley Williams.of Kanier ;
T. B. and W. E. Williams, of Airlio;
Mrs. Melissa Fuller, of Arizona ; Mrs.
Isaac Staats, of Airlie, and Mrs. Mary
Dunn, of Walla Walla.
Wayne was a man of generous Im
pulses, warm-hearted and jovial, and
had many friends throughout the
state who will be grieved to hear of
Announces tils Candidacy.
Mart Scrafford, of Luckiamute pre
cinct, was a Dallas visitor, Monday.
He requests the Observer to announce
that he is a candidate for the nomi
nation for Sheriff.subjectto tho will of
the Republican county convention.
He says he does not desire the nomi
nation unless it can be conscientiously
given to him by acclamation, and,
when it comes to naming a candidate
for Sheriff, if the delegates do not con
sider him to be the man for the place,
he requests that his name be not con
sidered. Mr. Scrafford says it is his
sole desire to see a good ticket nomi
nated and elected.
Suver Warehouse Burned.
The grain warehouse at Suver was
totally destroyed by fire Monday
night. About 10,000 bushels of wheat
belonging to the Portland Flouring
Mills was burned, and $5000 worth of
grain, mostly oats, belongingto W. A.
Gordon & Company was also destroy
ed. The origin of the fire is not
known. The building belonged to Ed
McLane, and had a capacity of 60,000
County Treasurer E. V. Dalton haa
issued a call for all Polk of' , -
warrants iudorsed prior to July 4,
Dull Headache, Pains In various part?
of the body Sinking at the Pit of tht
Stomach. Loss of Appetite, Feverishnet
Plmpk'8 or Sores are al! positive evidence
of Impure blood. No matter how It be
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has never failed to cure Scrofulous or
Syphilitic poisons or any other biood
diseases. It Is certainly a wonderfu.
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