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Polk County Observer
J. O. HAYTER,
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
Published Semi-Weekly at $1.60 per
Tear, strictly in advance.
Entered as second- class matter
March 1, 1907, at the post office at
Dallas, Oregon, under the Act oi con
gress of March I, 1B7.
DALLAS, OREGON, JUNE 9, 1911,
' The way to build uf Dallas is to pat-
rottizt Dallas ptopl.
While opposed to an occupation tax
on general principles, the Observer Is
rather inclined to commend the Dal
las council for passing an ordinance
that will compel every business man
to contribute to the night watchman
and street sprinkling fund and thus
equalize the burden of expense among
those directly benefited. Heretofore,
a few enterprising merchants have
been obliged to carry the whole load.
The only reasonable criticism of the
new tax measure that can be offered
Is that It does not sufficiently discrim
inate between the small business
houses, carrying light stocks of 'goods
and receiving a comparatively limited
patronage, and the larger concerns,
with their enormously valuable stocks
and enjoying a business amounting to
thousands of dollars each month.
This objection,' however, might be
urged against any form of taxation,
for we think all will agree that an
absolutely Just and equitable assess
raent of property for taxable purposes
has never yet been made. Realizing,
therefore, that the cduncil must deal
with conditions and not with theories,
it is probable that the business men of
Dallas will abide by the new law with
out complaint so long as the revenue
derived therefrom Is sacredly used
for the purpose for which they were
given to understand the ordinance
was being passed.
The Dallas business men who are
patrons of the Observer's Job printing
department are getting a class of
printing equal to that produced by
the best offices in the large cities. The
merchant who sends his orders and
his money to' Portland or Seattle does
so because he prefers to do business
with the foreign concerns, and not
because It la necessary. Happily,
such business men are few In number
here In this Uve valley town, where
the slogan 1b "Build up Dallas by
patronizing Dallas people."
IRRIGATION OF VALLEY
FIRST PROJECT NOW IN CON.
STRVCTION AT WEST STAYTON.
State Knelneer Says Day In Near
When Kiitlre District Will
A Linn County poet, writing to the
Albany Herald in Jocular vein, at
tempts to describe typical residents
'of various Oregon towns by naming
characteristics peculiar to each Get
ting down the line to the man from
Baiem, he says:
"You can tell the man from Balem
By the cherries in his hat.
Which were shipped from lovely
Where the cherries first grew at."
COURT HOUSE NOTES
Court Items, Real Estate Transfers,
And Other News Briefly Told.
William C. Hill, of Rlckreall, and
Hazel D. Vaughan.
FARM NAMES REGISTERED.
Hill Crest F. J. Coad, Dallas.
Twin Oaks J. R. Chapman, West
Sprlngdale W. R. Savery, Dallas.
Spring Brook Orchard L. E. Vlers,
In the estate of Harriet Orchard,
deceased administrator authorized to
sell certain personal property at pri
In the estate it Catharine McRey
nolds, Inventory and appraisement
died and approved.
James Hunter to Florence E. Hunt
er, lots In Monmouth, $t.
Nancy E. Henry and hus to Virgil
L. Gibson, 55.80 artes, t 7 s, r t w,
SECOND OPEN AIR CONCERT
Dallas Kami to Play on Court House
I'laia Tomorrow Night.
Tomorrow, Saturdy, evening, Dal
las' peerlexs band will give Its second
weekly open-air concert on the court
house plaza. Through the efforts of
the Commercial Club sufficient sub
scriptions have been pledged to pay
for the services of the band through
out the summer season, and the pop
ular musical entertainments will be
made a regular feature.
The concert will begin at 7: JO to
morrow evening and will continue
until f o'clock. Owing to lack of time
Director 17. 8. Grant was unable to
prepare a formal program. All who
wish to enjoy the music in comfort
should bring along their ramp chairs.
All schools acknowledge Nature aa
the real physician and we know that
the uncertainty of drugs is a handi
cap to her processes. At tlm.es the
fortunate selection and administra
tion of some drug may savs life.' but
what of the thousands and thousands
who are hurried to their rrares by
the unfortunate selection and admin
istration of drugs that proved to be
contra-indicated? Herald of Orteop-a!hy.
Satifcarttoa of Mortgar.
The Of.server has added Satisfaction
of Mortfroxe to Its stock of legal
I lrk. Notaries sod sttorneys may
rinw secure them la any quantity d
s red. Fhone orders for legal blanks
given prompt sittentlon.
The follwlng Is an address recerftly
delivered before the students of the
Oregon Agricultural College at Cor-
vallls, by John H.' Lewis, , state en
gineer: "Actual construction work Is now In
progress oh the first irrigation pro
ject of any magnitude to be undertak
en In the Willamette Valley, at West
Stayton, and the day Is not far distant
when each stream which enters this
valley will be diverted for Irrigation
"That Irrigation Is necessary and
will pay, has been demonstrated be
yond any possibility of doubt, and the
fear that the soil will bake and re
fuse to yield readily under the new
treatment Is rapidly disappearing.
"There Is approximately eight mil
lion acres in the Willamette Valley
watershed and three million acres In
the floor of the valley. Including adja
cent low foothills. To say that one
million acres In this valley will be
under Irrigation In the next 20 years
Is not an extravagant statement. The
project under construction contem
plates the Irrigation of 20,000 acres
in Marlon County, and there are five
o'her projects in contemplation which
will be undertaken If the first attempt
Is successful. Knowing many of the
men behind the enterprise, and being
acquainted with the lands, I have no
fear as to a successful outcome.
Plenty of Water.
"The Willamette Valley Is better
supplied with water for Irrigation
purposes than any other valley In
Oregon, and there are practically no
natural obstacles to overcome In the
diversion of this water. Where stor
age 1b not required, land favorably
situated should be irrigated at a cost
ranging from $15 to $25 per acre, or
with storage from $5 to $10 in addi
"It will not be necessary for the
farmer to await the construction of a
arge project to supply water by grav
ity flow, for It Is believed that an
abundance of water can be had by
sinking a bored well to an under
ground water stratum, which has
been tapped In places ranging from
100 to 160 feet below the surface.
This water Is Bald to be under suffi
cient pressure to bring it within 10 to
25 feet of the surface.
"Drainage in some districts should
go hand in hand with Irrigation. The
quick removal of excessive spring
moisture would prevent waterlogging
of the ground, and Increase by several
weeks the length of the growing sea
son. In other districts the drainage
through the porous, gravelly subsoil
is so perfect that the lands are con
sldered of but little value under pres
ent conditions. These lands, when Ir
rigated, will become the most value
"For many years grain growing has
been the leading Industry of the val
ley, all of which is In private owner
ship. The average farm is probably
820 acres In extent, the tendency be
ing to Increase rather than to dimin
ish such area,, because of the decreas
ed yield, due to constant cropping.
Diversified farming has been urged of
late as a remedy, but this is possible
only on selected lands which are re
tentlve of moisture, or those which
receive moisture through sub-Irriga
tion. It Is not contended that Irrlga
tlon is necessary for all crops, for
deep rooted plants, such as orchards,
are not affected by the long, dry sum
mer. But for truck garden, alfalfa.
clover, small fruits and vegetables,
Irrigation In reasonable quantities is
absolutely necessary for, the highest
"Dairying Is destined to become'
the leading Industry, because of the
mild, open winters. The most serious
obstacle, however, is the long, dry
summer, when It Is necessary to carry
the herd on dry feed, the same as
during the winter months In the East.
This condition, however, can easily
be remedied through the artificial ap
plication of water. It has been con
clusively proved that three full crops
of clover, together with fall pasture,
can be produced with Irrigation
where only one crop, with pasture. Is
available under present conditions.
Also, four crops of alfulfa, with pns
ture, can likewise be produced.
"Less than 7 per cent of the total
precipitation In the Willamette Val
ley falls during the summer months.
During this same period In an Irrigat
ed country the equivalent of the entire
annual precipitation Is applied to the
growing crops. It may be surprising
to know that the summer precipita
tion at Denver, Colorado, Is 4.4 Inch-
at Cheyennev Wyoming, S Inches;
and at Santa Fe, New Mexico, (.2
Inches, as compared with 2.25 Inches
at Eugene. The summer conditions.
therefore, are more arid In the Wil
lamette Valley than In these arid
statea During the spring seed germ
inating peVTod. which la the most de
ficient period for the Irrigator, nature
supplies and distributes the moisture.
At Milan, Italy, where Irrigation has
reached a high state of development
and has been practiced for many
years, the summer precipitation Is
10.1 Inches, ss compared with 2.4
Inches at Eugene. It Is believed that
these comparisons conclusively dem
onstrate a deficiency of summer pre
"That irrigation pays appears to be
demonstrated by the figures published
In the Oregon Countryman by W. I.
Powers, of the Oregon Agricultural
College. These figures are from care
ful experiments, the water being fur
nished by gasoline engine pumping
from underground sources, the lift be
ing about 29 feet
"From four cuttings of Irrigated al
falfa 17 tons of green feed were se
cured per acre, as compared with $
tons from two cuttlnrs on unirrtgat-
ed land, or a gain or 12 tons per sere.
due to Irrigation. Ths increase of j
yield In this rase was 240 per cent.)
Less than one acre foot of wat-r
(142 seres inches) was applied to pro
duce ths remarkable result at a total
coot of $1S 12 per acre. At an aver
age price of $4 per ton for such
feed, the net profit due to Irritation
would amount to $)7 per acre, or 2 42
per cent on the money actually Invent-(
ed to secure such increased yit-ld. If
and distribution of water, estimated
at $2. GO per acre.
"From three cuttings of Irrigated
clover 10.2 tons were secured, as com
pared with 4.8 ton's from two cuttings
otr nTrrigated clover, or a gain of
5.5) tons. This is an Increase of 133
per cent, due to the application of 9.9
acre inches of water, at a total annual
cost of $10 per acre. The clover was
weighed when partly cured. . At $4.00
per ton the net profit due to this In
crease of yield would amount to $13.55
per acre, or 135 per cent of the annual
cost. By gravity canal the net profit
due to Irrigation could be increased to
$18.65 per acre, or 371 per cent of
the annual cost.
"By applying 5.35 acre Inches of
water to a potato crop, 140 bushels
of potatoes were secured, as compared
with 60 bushels per acre from simi
larly situated unirrigated field. This
gain of 84 bushels per acre, or '150
per cent, was secured at a total an
nual cost for irrigation of $.66. At
50 cents per bushel the net profit due
to Irrigation amounted to $86.45, or
656 per cent of the cost of producing
1 Increase of Land Values.
"Accepting the above figures as a
correct index as to what can he ac
complished in the Willamette Valley
through irrigation. It Is easy to figure
how the farmer could well afford to
borrow, even at 10 per cent interest,
all the money to Install an irrigation
system. The Increase In land values
would more than offset such cost. As
such Information accumulates, and
with a few successful projects con
structed, it is easy to conceive such a
boom In. Irrigated lands In the Wil
lamette Valley that Its population will
be Increased ten fold in the near fu
ture. "It seems to me that the commer
cial organizations of the state could
take up no line of promotion which
Would yield greater returns In in
creased population, than by promot
ing the Idea of Irrigation In this beau
tiful valley. It has no greater popu
lation per square, mile than many dry
farming communities of the arid re
gion. Irrigation will therefore do as
much for us as It will in such com
With our low elevation; mild win
ters, long, dry growing season, con
venlence of rail and water transports
tlon and accessibility to the markets of
the world, I predict a most rapid de
velopment for this valley through the
adoption of this new method of agrl
Mare For Sale
Mare, six years old, weight 1050
nounds. Phone 3 Blue.. 270tf62
Sale or Trade.
Big house and seven lots, for sale
or trade in on a good farm. Albert
Fenneli. Dallas. 262tf626
V Notice to Patrons. '
Prices on horseshoeing will be as
follows: (is down. $2.00; 7s and 8s,
$2.50. Special work, prices accord
ingly. J. P. Kramer. . 267-69
Sale or Rent.
Five-room house on Oak street,
near mill race, for sale or rent, by
owner. Call 1122 Washington street
Horse For Sale.
Some fine young horses and colts for
sale at the C. N. McArthur farm, one
mile east of Rlckreall. 254tf519
Middle-aged woman to take care of
a five-months' old cnna, ror me sum-
r. Phone Monmouth 129.
Good girl for housework; wages $5
per week. N. Selig, Falls City.
New Wall Paper.
Wall paper, direct from the factory
a very select line at W. P. Hoi
Duc ks For Sale.
Twenty-five Indian Runner ducks.
Inquire S. D. Steffy, Dallas. Phone
All kinds of Iron, rubber, brass, cop
per, zinc and hide3. Highest cash
prices paid. A. N. Halleck, Monmouth,
Mare For Sale.
Weight 900, age 4 years. Phone
Clarence O'Brien, a fogger working
in Powell's camp, was very seriously
Injured Wednesday morning by being
struck by a cable. He was seriously in
Jured Internally, and was in an ex.
tremely weak condition when taken to
the Dallas Hospital. Dr. A. B. Star
buck performed the necessary surgl
cal operation in the hope of saving
Services, Sunday, June 11:
Sunday school, 10 a. m.
Morning union service at Evangel,
Christian Endeavor meeting, 7 p.m
Evening service, 8 p. m.; topic of
wrraon, "The Symbolism .of. Sacred
Midweek prayer meeting Thursday
evening, 7 o'clock.
You are cordially Invited to wor
ship with us.
EDGAR W. MILES, Pastor.
Services will be held at St. Phil
Hp's Catholic church, Trinity Sunday
June 11, at 10 a. m. The sermon will
be taken from the day's gospel. All
are cordinlly- invited.
F4t. A. H. SERVAIS, Pastor,
lroMsal For BUR
. Sealed bids will be received at the
office of the Auditor and Police Judge
of the City of Dallas, Oregon, until
o'clock on Monday, the 19th day of
June, . 1911, for sub-grading and
macadamizing five (5) blocks and
street Intersections in Bald City. Said
work must be done in accordance with
the plans and specifications outlined
in Ordinance No. 160 of said city.
Each bid must be accompanied by a
certified check, payable to the City of
Dallas, for ten (10) per cent, of the
amount of the bid, to be forfeited to
said city in case the bidder fall to
give a bond and execute a contract tor
the faithful performance of said work.
The envelope containing the bid
must be directed to the undersigned
Auditor and Police Judge, and marked
"Hid on Street Improvement."
. A bond in amount equal to the con
tract price will be required for the
faithful performance of the contract.
The City reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
Done by order of the City Council
of the City of Dallas, Oregon, made on
the 6th day of June, 1911.
(Seal.) CHAS. GREGORY.
Andltor and Police Judge of Dallas,
Oak and Cedar posts.
Elderly lady to take care of a five
months' old child for the summer.
Party to live with us. Phone Mon
mouth 129. ' 273tf66
Old buggy and harness, and set of
double work harness; cheap. A. II.
Harris, jeweler. Phone 453.
Five-room house, barn, garden,
nearly all planted; from June 15 to
April 1, 1912, or longer, to right per
son. Inquire at 312 Church street.
Sweet Cream For Sale.
Get cream for your strawberries of
W. P. M'ller, delivered anywhere on
Holman's milk route at 20c per pint
for 30 per cent cream. W. P. Miller,
Phone 1554. 258tf623
Five-room house, barn, garden
nearly all planted; from June 15, to
April 1, 1912, or longer, to right per
son. Inquire at E. E. McVicker's on
Ellis street, between Washington and
Court; or phone 404. 256tf523
Fir Vista farm, 307 acres, John L.
Riggs, owner. Excellent for farming,
dairying, hops and fruit. Will divide.
Also, other North Polk County farms.
and a sawmill. Barton Z. Riggs, Real
Estate, Amity, Oregon. Route 2.
Phone Dallas 625. 131tf
Your Winter's Wood.
Order your slab wood now and be
sure of having a good dry supply for
Winter. I can sell you either slabs,
blocks, or trimmings. Can furnish any
other kind of wood desired. Plenty of
good oak and fir. Send In your orders
by either phone. Mutual, 1196 Bell,
441.' AUGUST BOMAN.
YOU ARE -MISSfNu
By Not Getting Our Figures
BARN OR HOUSE BILL
Before placing your order elsewhere. We carry a com:
plete line of Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Doors, Windows
Cement, Plaster, Lime and Builders' Hardware.
Falls City Lumber Co.
Mills at Falls City
Retail Yards and Frame Factory at Salem, Oregon
Ten men wanted to work on steam
hay baler during July and August.
Engage now. C. C. Warkentin, Da'las.
Phone South Red 251. 259m-616
SI rMS. JS..- (JFT' ?Wsw.
Lasts designed by
are the best that
can be obtained.
Ona of the most nmralar
in the Army Line. Made in Tan Wil
low Calf and Oun Metal. Heavy
single sole, bos toe, solid leather
throughout. A handsome snappy shoe.
Come in to see the line. Manufactured
only by Joseph E Herman &C, Boston.
ALIAS one oftheeadlwMdnumci
turinglbwm of the Northwest -Jgk
DATDfWI'ZR HOMR INTO TDIFAr
AND BVILD THEM VR 1
Insist on Your Dealer Giving You these Goods! I
Farmers having wool to sell will
find It to thi'lr interest to see II. U
Kenton, Dallas, Oregon.
Legal blanks for sals at this office.
(Advertisements under this head
are charged at the rats of 1 cent per
word, first Insertion; Vi cent per word
for each Insertion thereafter; !
words or less, tl pr month. No ad-reriUM-ment
inserted for leas than It
. Summons for Publication In Foreclosure of Tax Lien.
In the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon, for Polk County. Department
Ruth Graves, Plaintiff, vs. Daniel Rodgers, Defendant
To Daniel Rodgers, the above named defendant.
In the name of the State of Oregon: You are hereby notified that
Ruth Graves, the holder of Certificate of Delinquency numbered 7, issued on
the 8th day of December, 190S, by the Tax Collector of the County of Polk,
State of Oregon, for the amount of Three & 66-100 ($3.66) Dollars, the same
being the amount then due and delinquent for taxes for the year 190V, to
gether with penalty, interest and costs thereon upon the real property as
sessed to you, of which you are tha owner as appears of record, situated in
said County and State, and particularly bounded and described as follsw?
South West of South East M in Section Fifteen (15), Township 8ven
(7) South, Range Six (6) West of the Willamette Meridian, in Polk Countv
State of Oregon.
You are further notified that said Ruth Graves has paid taxes on said
premises for prior or subsequent years with the rate of Interest on said
amounts urn ioiiuwb:
. Ta Receipt
Years Tax. Date Paid. No. Amount
19'8 March 11. 1909 1123 12.01
1909. 1st half March 16, 1910 27J8 1.45
1909, last half Sept. 12, 1910 2885 1 45
1910 March 16, 1911 2845 8.15
Said Daniel Rodgers, as the owner of the legal title of the
scribed property as the same an pears of record.
sons above named are hereby further notified that Ruth Graves will apply
to the Circuit Court of the Counjy and State aforesaid for a decree fore
closing the lien aguinst ths property above described, and mentioned in said
lertlllcate. And you are hereby summoned to appear within sixty days after
the first publication of this summons exclusive of the day of said first pub
lication, and defend this action or psy the amount due as above shown to
gether with costs and seemed Interest, and in case of your failure to do so
a decree will be rendered foreclosing the lien of said taxes and costs against
tha land and premises above named.
This summons Is published by order of the Honorable Ed P. Coad
Judge of the County Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Polk'
and said order was made and dated this Uth day of April, 1911. and the date
of the first publication of this summons Is the 14th day of April 1911
All process and papers In this proceeding may be served upon the under
signed, residing within ths. State of Oregon, at the address hereafter men-t,on-
l D. BROWN. Attorney for the Plaintiff.
4Mreas. no Mill Street, Dallas, Oregon.
Modern Store Fronts
Are a specialty at
COAD'S PLANING MILL
MODI'RN PLANTSKILLED WORK
Shop Work of All-Kinds at Reasonable
Best equipped Garage in the State.
Constructed of Concrete Through
out. Automobiles stored at reason
able rates. Expert machinists in
charge of Repair Department
D. F. HARRIS, Proprietor.
15 per cent
15 per cent
16 per cent
15 per cent
C. C. MULKEY, Proprietor.
Do not send your money away to
Portland for bread. Buy good Dallas
bread and keep the money at home.
It will help us and help you.
Bell Phone 51. Mutual Phone 226.
Lost in Dallas, lady's neck fur;
also lady's white swester with gns-n
trimmings. Rrturn to this office.
(louse, corner I.yle and Mspti-; It
per month. Enquire W. A. Griffin.
Room and Hoard.
Room snd boar J. Ill a month:
close in. Ill Sheltoa llm-t, Dallas.
Itetrv Cows Wantod.
Wsnted, good dairy cows,
Campbell, Sheridan. Or.
Hoaa Tor SsJ
CherrinrtOB'S beautiful home
for sals. Csll st Photo
I-gal t-Sank for sa' st this So.
this aster had bn-n applied by gravity, ia Pallss Is
canal st a first cost of t!5 per sere. Studio.
the srtual profit In this case would (
amount to IS I per rnt of the money j Help Wanted.
Inv-vtrd. Including p-r rnt on first Help wanted at ths Dallas Kteam
cost maintenance at ti lt prt acre. Lsuadry. Phons lt52. III-!
CRAVEN BROS., Agents
COSY CORNER CANDIES
Try our fine Home-made Candles
and our delicious lea Cream
CHARLES H. LANE
! is closing out its entire
j stock of
; AND GRANITEWARE
! AT COST
It is also offering its entire
line of Ladies' and Child
ren's shoes at greaty re
duced prices. Come and
MRS. CHAS. GREGORY
CONTRACTORS & BUILDERS
Plans and Estimates Furnlilicd
G. II. COY,
W. J. COY,
Manufactured Solely by
DALLAS FLOURING MILL
Guaranteed to be the best soft
wheat flour in the Willamette Valley.
Sold by all Grocers In Dallas.
All the New Spring Styles and Patterns.
Solicits your orders for Careful and
Soehren Warehouse Co.
CEMENT CUEBINQS AND WALKS
W e handle a full line of Cedar and Oak
Fence Posts, Brick, Lime, Sand and
ShlT? ' J?"4 Pla8ter' Draln Tile.
er aiel Br'Ck Hair- WaU P"t
er and Hop Supplies.
One block south of depot Phone 1 Jt
West Side Marl!
' G. L. HAWKINS, ProprWa.
MONTJMKNTS, HEADSTOSES B
A Complete Line of All UloHiW:
F. J. WACNEI.
MECHANICAL EXPERI 6
Have agency for Case Auto-os
ered highest type machliK
market for the money.
Tires Set while l'o VuX
C. D. Forrett
Slop located In North B
General BlacksmlUiinf " ,
work. Horse shoeing andpWi
a specialty. Your buslneas1
Dallas Iron War
Makers, , f
We are prepared to do wJ
Iron and Brass work. U
and Stock work o w'
tha best and cheapest W?
on ths market Pficel r"-
WATCH US GROtt
Last Lord's Day witnessed the largest Bible Schod j
ever held in Polk County,-with an attendance t j
367. Bible School in the Big Tabernacle. Cc j
and study the Bible with us. A cordial wekon f
awaits you. t
Attendance 367 on June 4
Ve expect 450 on June 11
Are Yog PIa,
T win r.r f "rrir.
Dealer in all 1-; t? u j c.u i0i
vi rreiii anil Oiut "- t
?7e a specialty of marketing all kinds of Li-e "
including Dairy Cows, Sheep, Goats and Hogs.
A CAMPBELL, Proprietor Sheri.'