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V -.-'- : DALLAS, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, MAY 13, 1904 NO. 9
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I ZZI ' L J, "J"! ."J m OLD POLK ON A SPRING DAY
That THE HUB CLOTHING COMPANY have temporarily moved
into the Ullrey Feed Store, across the street from Stiles' Harness Shop,
until our new brick building is ready for us, which will.be about June 1.
BUT UNTIL WE MOVE in our new store, we will continue to
sell goods at a big reduction in order to r educe our stock, as we have no
room for them in our present quarters.
You Will Reap The Benefit Note These Bargains
Stylish, at all
Everything else in proportion We sell the best goods made, the
& M. Clothing, tailor-made and perfect fit guaranteed.
We have a complete line of HATS, SHOES, BOYS', ana uJNTb'
FURNISHINGS, TRUNKS, ETC. Go to a man's store for men's goods.
G. W. HOLLISTER, Manager.
Dallas9 Best Grocery Store
Only first-class lines carried in everything in the way
of eatables, anil sold at prices lower than can be ob
tained elsewhere. We invito especial attention to our
"MONOPOLE," "ROYAL CLUB"
and "PREFERRED STOCK" Canned Goods.
We arc closing out n stock of 40-cent Mocha and Java
Coffee at 25c. Come quick, as there is only a little left.
Large invoice of "M. J. B." Coffee to arrive soon-none
better in the Market.
PHONE NO. 44
We have received another large consignment of .wall paper direct
from the largest factory in the world. We now -have without a
doubt, one of the largest and best assortments of" wall paper to be
found in the valley. We bought these papers at the right prices
and took advantage of the car freight rates to Tortland, which is
less than one-half local rates. Thus we say :
HOW WE C&NHQT AND WILL NOT EE UNDERSOLD
OH GRADES OF THE SAME QUALITY
We also carry a large liDe of sample-books of latest novelties in
papers and house decorations and can get anything you want in
these lines. Our stock of paints, varnishes, stains, colors, etc., we
have selected with care as to quality, for we believe the best is the
The New Wall Paper & Paint Store.
HEATH $ CORNES, Mill street, Dallas, Oregon
SICK HEADACHE ABSOLUTELY and ,
permanently ;ured ty usins Moki Tea.
A p'.easant herb drink. Cures constipation
and indigestion, makes you eat, s!eep.
rork and happy. Satisfaction guaranteed
or mon? bock. S ots and ets Bl
Chrr1nrtoB Dallaa. Oron
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Copyright 1901 by Hart Schaff nr A Marx
You Know What You Ar Taking
When you take Grove's Tasteless Chill
Tonic because the formula Is plainly
printed on every bottle, showing that
it Is rim ply Iron and Qulnin In a t&ate
lHUi farm. No Cure. No Pay. 8o
V 1 ti
and well made,
CRUSHED TO DEATH
F. B. Hawk, Brakeman on Dallas'
Portland Passenger Train, Meets
F. B. Hawk, a Southern Pacific
passenger brakeman, met instant
death at the Jefferson-street station at
10 :30 o'clock Friday morning by hav
ing his head crushed into a shapeless
mass between two cars.
Hawk had just arrived on the train
from Dallas, and after the passengers
had disembarked.it backed around
tho station to pick up another coach
on a curve switch. Hawk, who was
on the inside of the curve, motioned
for the train to pull ahead as the
coupling did not work. When the
train backed the second time, Hawk,
for some unknown reason, reached in
between the cars. His head -was
caught between the platforms of the
Engineer B. Casey witnessed the
sad accident, but too late to stop the
train and avert the accident. Coroner
J. P. Finley was notified and after in
vestigating the case decided to hold no
inquest as death was deemed purely
A wife and child survive the un
fortunate man. He was 2H years of
age. The remains were shipped to
Eugene for interment. Oregonian.
Appointed to Cadetship.
John Mulkey, a son of Hon, B. F.
Mulkey, o.f Ashland, has been appoint
ed to a cadetship at Annapolis by
Congressman Hermann. Young Mul
key is a bright lad, and his friends
predict for him a successful career at
the National naval school.
Among the special features to be
seen in "Faust" is the great transfor
mation scene of Faust passing from
old age to youth by the aid of Satan.
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money If It
fails to cure E. W. Grave's signature
Is on taah box lie.
Statesman Representative Saw Pro
gress and Prosperity on
The glories of an Oregon day in
Ho who has never seen tho beauty
of Oregon when Oregon is at the pin
nacle of beauty should drive into the
highways and byways of today. Na
ture was never more smiling; the sun
never shone on more of beauty ; such
richness of coloring was never ex
celled, as that which greets one in a
ride across country in Polk county.
Leaving Salem Monday forenoon,
the writer's way led him across the
beautiful Willamette, up the river
road, past West Salem and Eola, into
and through the richest portion of
Polk county. Fields of fast sprouting
and growing grain, orchards of
flowering trees, precursors of delicious
fruit to follow; acres of hop poles on
which later will be growing the vine
which has made this section of Ore
gon as rich as any farming section of
the world, meet the eye at every turn.
Prosperity is evident on every hand ;
villages that were in fact run down,
and showed the spirit of shiftlessness
a few years ago, now appear attractive
to the view. The lawns are well kept ;
flowering plants line the walks, and
bright, clean paints give a neat ap
pearance to the houses. Where were
few inhabitants but a few years ago.
the country shows a heavy population
Telephone poles and wires mark the
lines of travel, and together with the
little tin box of Uncle Sam's rural free
delivery indicates that the people are
up with the times, and that they are
reaping the benefits of the greatest
educational system 'the world ever
Dixie, the home of Oregon's great
war Senator, the late Senator Nesmith
shows growth ; Dallas, the county seat,
is an active business center. Here
was found a really good hotel,
splendid water system supplying good
water, attractive stores, and a stone
court house worthy of the grand coun
ty which built it. Monmouth, with its
State Normal School, a building after
the Oxford stylo of architecture, is
delightful home aud school town, with
a motor line conncctiug it with Dallas
town with a prosperous past and
hopeful future. All this can be easily
seen in a day's drive, without hurry
ing the team, and without individual
fatigue, and many of Salem's citizens
who wonder why Salem and these
other towns grow could well get a
lesson in natural philosophy by mak
ing the tour. It all forms a part of
what makes for a liberal education to
him who ' studies the conditions and
their refations to cause and effect.
Good Roads in Eastern Polk.
The residents of Spring Valley held
a meeting at Zena recently and started
a movement for the improvement of
the roads in that vicinity. George B.
McKinley was elected chairman aud
J. R. Shepard, secretary. One of the
first matters decided upon was the
purchase of a road grader. It was
stated that the county court would
meet the farmers half way and con
tribute in cash an amount equal to
the work that shall be donated by the
people interested in the work. With
this understanding a committee was
appointed composed of Samuel Phil
lips and J. R. Shepard to solicit dona
tions of labor or money.
Since the engines ou the west side
morning and evening trains have
been made coal burners wo are
apparently becoming quite metropoli
tan. Fir wood has about served its
time on Oregon railroads, and its day
of cheapness is likewise about over.
Scott's Emulsion is the
means of life and of the en
joyment of life of thousands of
men, women and children.
To the men Scott's Emul
sion gives the flesh and
strength so necessary for the
qure of consumption and the
repairing of body losses from
any wasting disease.
ror women Scott s Emul
sion does this and more. It is
a most sustaining food and
tonic for the special trials that
women have to bear.
To children Scott's Emul
sion gives food and strength
for growth of flesh and bone
and blood. i'or pale girls,
for thin and sickly boys Scott's
hmulsion is a great help.
Send for free sample.
SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists.
40Q-415 Pearl Street, New York.
60c. and $l.O0i all druggists. .
Keep the Balance Up.
It has been truthfully said that any
disturbance of the even balance of
health causes serious trouble. No
body can be to careful to keep this
Dalance up. When people begin to
lose appetite, or get tired easily, the
least imprudence brings on sickness,
weakness or debility. The system
needs a tonic, craves it, and should not
be denied it; and the best tonic of
which we have any knowledge is
Hood's Sarsaparilla. What this med
icine has done In keeping healthy
people healthy, in keeping up the even
balance of health, gives it the same
distinction as a preventive that it en
joys as a cure Its early use has ill
ustrated the wisdom of the old saying
that a stitch in time saves nine. Take
Hood's for appetite, strength, and
Methodist Episcopal Conference at
Los Angeles, California.
Account above Conference, the
Southern Pacific Co. will make reduc
ed rates ou the certificate plan from
main line points in Oregon South of
Portland. Passengers will purchase
tickets to Los Angeles, for which Agent
will collect the highest one way rate,
giving a special receipt. . Jn pre
sentation of this receipt, duly executed,
by original purchaser, the Southern
Pacific Agent at Los Angeles will sell
return ticket at one-third fare. Sale
dates from Oregon points will be
April 19th to May 7th inclusive, also
May 9th, 12th, lGth, 19th, 23rd, 2Cth
and 30th. Tho last day on which
certificates will be honored for return
at reduced rate from Los Angeles will
bo June 5th, 1901.
Walls Going Up.
A gang of brick-masons began work
on the Kirkpatrick building Monday
morning, and the walls aro going
skyward at a rapid rate. The outside
walls are being coated with cement as
fast as the brick is laid. Nothing but
tin best material is being used, and
the structure will be among the best
of its class in the valley. If the
weather continues favorable, the
building will be ready for occupancy
insido of thirty days. R. Jacobsou &
Company, who have a lease on the
building, are occupying temporary
4uii.'if-iuTsw uiu i)ftiiM nan.
VOTE FOR TWO
Six years ago there were two Circuit Judges to elect, and tho Republican
nominees were George H. Burnett and
understand that they should vote fur
Judge Hewitt was defeated. Again this year there are two judges to elect.
The Republican nominees are George H. Burnett and B. L. Eddy. Vote for
STATE BALLOT MADE UP
Secretary Dunbar Completes Official
Copy of Form of June
Secretary of State F. I. Dunbar has
completed an official copy of the form
and arrangement of tho ballot for tho
state election to be hold ou Juno G,
and copies have been mailed to tho
cou nty clerks of all the counties. The
complete ballot is as follows :
For Congress First District H.
Gould of Yamhill county, Prohibition ;
Dinger Hermann of Douglas county,
Republican ; B. F. 11 a nip, of Marion
county, Socialist; R. M. Veatcli of
Lane county, Democratic.
Second District George R. Cook of
Multnomah county, Socialist; J. E.
Simmons of Multnomah county, Dem
ocratic; II. W. Stone, of Multnomah
county, Prohibition ; J N. Williamson
of Crook county, Republican.
For Justice of Supreme Court C. J.
Bright of Sherman county, Prohibi
tion ; C. C. Mikkelsen of Crook county,
Socialist ; Frank A. Moore of Columbia
county, Republican ; Thomas O'Dny
of Multnomah county, Democratic.
For Dairy and Food Commissioner-
J. W. Bailey, of Multnomah county
Republican ; Ira W. Berry of Lmatilla
county, Prohibition ; a. m. Douglas or
Lane county, Democratic; N. Rns-
musson of Multnomah county, Social
ist. The titles and nutnliers of the
measures proposed by initiative jn'ti-
tlous filed with the secretary of state,
to be voted upon, are for the local
option liquor law, and for a direct
primary nominating election law.
County Clerk Loughary issued li
cense to wed William C. Williams and
Harriet Evans, both of
Don't confuse the dates
shows, as "Faust, or Why
Sin" will apear in the opera
Tuesday and Wednesday, May
EXPERIENCE 13 THE BEST leaclitr.
Use Acker s Eng'.!h Remedy in any
case of coughs, cold or croup. Should It
fall to rive Immediate relief money re
funded 25 eta. and SO eta, Beit A Cber
rttiaion. Dallas. Oregon.
SENATOR M'GINN RESIGNS
Says His Private Business Affairs
Demand His Whole Attention.
State Senator H. E. McGinn, of
Multnomah county, has handed his
resignation to Governor Chamberlain,
giving as a reason for his action that
his private business demands his en
tire attention. While it is a well-known
fact that Senator McGinn is a busy
man, there are many who believe that
he has reasons for handing in his
resignation at this time that have not
been given to the public.
Tuesday's Salem Statesman says:
"Some facts have boon known to ob
serving friends of Senator McGinn for
a long time. One is that his political
and legislative enthusiasm showed de
cided abatement during the last ses
sion. He didn't seem happy among
his associates from the metropolis.
Things weren't moving the way he
was accustomed to see them go and at
no time was there any evidence of his
wonted fire and virility. Since the
close of last session he hasn't smiled
approvingly upon the manipulation of
the machinery of Multnomah county ;
there are hands at tho crank which ho
does not look upon with confidence,
hut he has found no means to break
loose their hold, so it is highly
probable that ho has decided to pull
in his political sails entirely until the
winds blow from a more favorable- di
rection and that he will steer his bark
into the placid waters of the business
soa, where his law practice is fast In
creasing, and where his forensic elo
quence and ability will bring him
more substantial returns.
New Pastor at Zena.
Rev. .Tames Thompson. Jr., has
arrived at Zena, and will fill the pul
pit of tho Presbyterian church for tho
summer. Dr. Thompson has twice
before boon pastor of the Zena church
is well thought of as a most excellent
young man and is an earnest, eloquent
talker. While at Zena on the previous
occasions he was a student of Albany
Collego, and he is now attending the
Seminary at San Francisco, and will
spend his vacation at Zena.
Rev. J. M. Green will preach at
Bridgeport next Sunday morning at
li o ciociv.
H. H. Hewitt. Many voters did not
TWO. In consequence of this mistake,
GOOD NEWS FOR VALLEY
Southern Pacific Official Says There
Will Be No Car Shortage
Julius Kruttschnitt, director of
maintenance and operation of tho
Harriman system, was in Oregon last
week, looking over the lines under
his control for tho purpose of shaping
his' policy with reforenco to them and
to see what is noeded in tho way of
improvements. Ho promises that
there shall be no trouble this Summer
because of a shortago of cars, and
also that some much-needed improve
ment work will be done on the lines
in Oregon. He says, however, that
there will be no shortening of the
passenger time between San Francisco
Relative to the Oregon and Wash
ington lines, Mr. Kruttschnitt said
that he was well pleased with the
prospects for tho country through
which they operate.
"Considerable trouble was ex
perienced last year," said he, "along
tho line of the Southern Pacific. That
was tho weak spot in the system. The
difficulty last Summer was not or. nc-
, count of a shortage of cars. We had
: plenty of cars, but lacked the motive
power to move them. The cause of
this was that the now engines we
ordered were not delivered in time to
meet the demand.
"There will be no lack of engines
this year. We have ordered 130 new
engines, and they are of the type that
can handle big trains. Of these, 40
hae been delivered and tho others
will bo delivered before August 1.
That will give us sufficient motive
power to take care of all business
along the line of the Southern Pacific.
J and there will be no occasion for
I further trouble."
i This will be welcome news to the
! business n'cn and shippers who could
I lint crft our tn tnriVA thrir tir.wltwta
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last Summer for love or money. This
improvement on the Southern Pacific
will mean more to the business
interests of the Willamette Valley
than almost any other improvement
that could be made.
But this is not all that Mr. Krutt
schnitt has promised to do. He says
that the light rails now in use on the
Southern Pacific will be replaced by
heavy ones during tho year, and the
roadbed will be greatly improved.
great deal of work is planned,"
said Mr. Kruttschnitt, "in the line of
laying heavier rails and ballasting
tho roadbeds of tho lines in tho state.
The Southern Pacific needs heavy
rails and it will get them. We
will see thnt you have an easy ride
over that lino hereafter. The other
lines seem to be in very good shape."
Oregon Gets Two Million.
The approval by the Secretary of the
nterior of the new irrigation projects
mark practically the close of tho pre
liminary stago of reclamation work.
The projects in each state and terri
tory are now well outlined and provis
ions are made for all the availablo
funds. The situation in Idaho, Wash
ington and Oregon is as follows; In
Idaho, the Minidoka project, for which
about $2,G00,000 has been previously
alloted. In Oregon, the Malheur
project, cost about $2,000,000. In
Washington, the reclamation land
near Pasco, at a cost of $1,500,000. In
all, tho projects outlined will cost $27,
000,000, and will require for construc
tion two or three years. They will
eclaim in round numbers one million
acres of land, all of which will be
susceptible to intense cultivation and
hould bo capable of supporting a
population of 000,000 or more.
NOTED DIVINE IN DALLAS
Bishop H. B. Hartzler Will Preach
in College Chapel Tonight.
Bishop II. B. Hartzler, D. D of
Harrisburg, Pa., will preach in the
Collego Chapel tonight at 8 o'clock.
On Sunday, he will preach both morn
ing and evening and at 3 o clock in
the afternoon. The afternoon address
to tho two Christian Associations of
the Collego and the morning and
evening services will also be hold in
Dr. Hartzler is a pleasing speaker,
and ranks among the ablestexpositors
of the Bible today. This is his first
trip to the Pacific Coast, and he has
just completed his 'tour of tho Oivgnrt
Conference. Ho will leave for tho East
tho first of next week. All are invited
to meet tho Bishop and hear him
preach, ' , - " "
Attorney-General - Crawford ' has
rondored an opinion holding that
registration should end at 5 o'clock
p. m. Saturday, May 14. Tho opinion
is based upon tho fact that tho 15th,
which is tho time limit set by law,
falls on Sunday, a nonjudicial day.
This opinion sets at rest all doubt
which has existed In-tho minds of tho
Clorks of the different counties, and
the registration books will be finally
closod ou Saturday evening of this
Entries at Land Office.
James Boydston secured a final re-
coipt at the Oregon City land office on
Saturday to 103 acres in section 4,
township 7 south of range 7 west,
which he claimed tinder the timber
and stono act. The application of
Charles Boydston, also of Dallas, was
approved, he claiming 1G0 acres in
section 4, township 7 south of range 7
west. William and Robert Maxwell,
of Toledo, mado homestead entry to
100 acres each in section 13, township
10 south of range 11 west.
Purchased Falls City Market.
J. L. Castle has purchased the Rob
inson meat market in Falls City, and
will place tho business in charge of
C. L. Barn hart and I). J. Grant. Mr.
Castle is an experienced market man,
having been engaged in tho meat
business for tho last twenty-five years,
and will conduct a first-class shop in
Picnic Season at Hand.
Posters for tho teachers annual pic
nic at Rickreall and the school picnic
at Ballston were sent out from the
Obhervkh job office, Tuesday. Tho
picnic at Rickreall will be held one
week from tomorrow, and the Ballston
picnic a week later. Excellent pro
grams are being prepared for both
Mrs. T. B. Huntley Dead.
Mrs. T. B. Huntley, wife of County
Roadmaster Huntley, died at the
family homo in Indeiieudenco lai-t
Friday, aged 61 years. The funeral
sermon was preached by Dr. E. J.
Thompson, Sunday afternoon, and
the remains were given burial in the
I. O. O. F. cemetery south of Inde
pendence. There is already a demand for seats
to witnrss "Faust" at the City Hall,
the 17th and 18th. Don't fail to get
them now, before it is too late, as a
crowded house is predicted.
Try Observes legal blanks.
ACKER'S DYSPEPSIA TABLETS are
sold on a positive guarantee. Cures heart
burn, raising of the food, distress after
eating or any form of dyspepsia. Ob
little Uibiet gives Immediate relief. 23
eta. and cU. Beit A Cberricgton