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THE HOME PAPER
DALLAS. OREGON. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1913
lathering at Dallas Proves
f Great Success
iesolutions are passed
Committees Endorse Excellent Work
I Accomplished During Past Year
I By Superintendent; Sessions In-
structive and Were Well Attended.
The teachers' Annual Institute of
jpolk County was held October 2!)th,
pOth and 31st. October 29th the
leathers attended the Training School
ini( Normal School at Monmouth,
pending the day in visitingg the dif
ferent departments there. Every
'school now in session was represented
fit the convention.
I At 3.45 State Superintendent
'Churchhill addressed the teachers in
the Normal Chapel. His address per
tained to the professional training
of teachers, giving the advantages of
isuch work and showing that the same
will be demanded in a short time, and
the privileges to be derived from it.
(The Training School Orchestra ren
dered several numbers at this session
which were appreciated by all.
I Thursday morning the general as
sembly in the High School building
Sat Dallas, L. P. Harrington, State
Industrial Worker for the State gave
'an address upon the Industrial work
of '-the schools of Oregon, showing
'the. interest that is being created in
this work throughout the State, and
made at the last State Fair, and also
the; state at this time, showing also
how the boy will become interested
in the farm work by doing this In
Jdus'trial work now.
The departments on Thursday were
sunder the charge of Miss Olive
iDawson, Miss Grace Davis, Miss Alice
f'McIntosh and Miss Rose Parrott,
: all of the Normal School. The sub
jects of reading, history, busy work,
geography and arithmetic were han
dled in these departments,
f Dr. C. F. Hodge, of the Extension
Department of the University of Ore
gon, gave an excellent address on
"Civilization and Plant Industry"
I which was appreciated by all.
I Assistant State School Superinten
dent, E. F. Carleton in general as
' seiibly had for his subject, "A
Better Support for the Rural
Schools." His address explained the
' injustice of apportionment of money
under the present system and offered
as a means of improving this system,
the State apportionment of all moneys
as a county unit.
President J. II. Acherman of the
; Oregon Normal School gave an ex
cellent address upon "The School
Conditions of Today". In the even
s ing Miss Fannie Harley, institute
lecturer of renown, gave a stereopti
'eon lecture on "Old Mexico," which
I was well received.
Friday T. H. Gentle, Principal of
' the Training Department of Mon
mouth schools, gave an address upon
"Connections of School Life" and an
address on "School Conditions of
Germany." Mr. Gentle's addresses
' are1 always instructive and well re
ceived by the teachers.
Tn the department for Friday
Miss Dawson, Miss Davis and Mr.
(ientle handled the subjects of num
bers, arithmetic and grammar while.
Miss Jones, of the Palmer Writing
Company, gave several lessons in that
Sujierintendent Seymour explained
the plans that are now being work
ed out in the county for the coming
The following are Resolutions pass
ed bv the Resolution Committee:
Whereas, In the untimely death of
Minnette E. Harlan and Blanche
Fridd, the teachers of Oregon have
suffered the loss not measured in
Whereas They were ready and al
ways willing to" help in all woik, an
inspiration in an institute, loyal
friends to all worthy teachers and
having sincerely at heart the welfare
for the children of the public schools;
Whereas. Their well ordered lives
::i bear rich fruitage in time to
r. !iie among all of us with whom they
Whereas, The Infinite One has eall
ed them to a higher life in answer to
a summons we know not of.
So let us hope that their pebbles
. f influence, east in the ocean of
t e will continue to wave in ur
t mrie until they ripple at the
i: Men dates of our eternity.
Therefore, let it be resolved:
The teachers of Polk County in
.V anil Institute assembled that we
- w in humble submission to this in-
-. '"hat we offer the Resolution
small token of our respect and
' " fm.
That a copy he spread on the min-r-
and lso a cp.v wn' ,rt
' ralies of the dccc-l.
Signed by Committee.
I Sieved )
E. y. HaW-T
Polk County Teachei-s Who Posed For Camera During Convention in Dallas.
A. J. Shipley
W. A. Johnston
H. E. Barnhart
W. I. Ford
Catherine M. Stewart
C. F. Watlman
The following are the names and
addresses of the teachers who were in
Zena Miss Marie Groves
Dallas I W. I.. Ford
Miss Pearl Horner
Miss Maude A. McDwnald
Miss Rose Sheridan
Mrs. Emma Jost
Miss Edna Morrison
Miss Lulu Ilouck
Mrs. Edith Plank
Miss Alice Grant
Miss Nola Coad
Mrs. F. II. Morrison
Miss Sadie Lynn
Miss Cora Rossiter
Mrs. Chloe Wood
Miss Agnes Clark
Miss Alta Savage
Mrs. Nellie B. Hansen
Miss Margaret Youngberg
Mrs. Eva Ritner
Miss Alice Miles
Mrs. Addie Holman
Miss Cecil Dodd
R. E. Silvis
Miss Elizabeth Wirt
Miss Leona Agee
Miss l'hina Anderson
W. E. Buell
Miss Beth Deao
Miss Crissie Bramburg
Mr. F. Silsbee
Mr. E. L. Keezel
Miss Armilea Doughty
Miss Margaret McCoskey
T. H. Gentle
Miss Alice Mcintosh
Miss Grace M. Davis
Miss Olive L. Dawson
Miss Carolvn Gohrke
E. M. Haley
Miss Mary Whitney
Miss Mary A. Ewing
Miss Pearl Snedeker
. W. A. Johnson
Miss Peobe Wyatt
Miss Ava Schields
Miss Daphne Richards
Miss Norma Holman
Miss Louise Sears
Miss Edna Dammon
G. W. Montgomery
Miss Nellie Keyt
Miss Mary Wyatt
Miss May Tapscott
Miss Vera Stannard
Miss Roberta Ballard
Miss Lily Hagman
F. S. Crowley
Mrs. II. A. Dempsey
Miss Ada Farmer
Miss Anna M. Denny
Miss Gwendolyn Dicken
C. F. Waltman
Mrs. C. F. Waltman
D. Chesley Bones
Miss Genevieve Tiller
Miss Mabel Stevens
. Miss Ora Boehm
Miss Martha Calbreath
Miss Edith West
Miss Margaret Shinners
Miss Hazel Bohanan
Miss Karo Browne
Miss Ella Thatcher
Miss K. Pearl Smith
Mrs. E. R. Palmer
Miss Almeda J. Fuller
Miss Helen Cook
Miss Mavme Boullioii
Miss Etta White
Miss Orpha Bell
R. G. Dykstra
Mrs. Ilonnie Smith
Mis Mat tie J. Lee
Viu Hil.U J. Kni'-lit
Spring Valley Mis Otal L. Hedrit ks
Pojejrn Mrs. Emma Walker
Harmony Frank Uutchins
l'pjer Salt Creek Miss Ethel Van-
Miss Flora Griee
Miss E.lna B. tJray
Mis Veva Burns
Mi P- ulah Bahleree
Mis Edna Sweeney
Mis Olive Lembke
Mis Delilah McDaniel
MRS. GEORGE T. GERLINGER
SUGGESTS PROPER READING.
Importance of Home Training Em
phasizedParents Should Study
Right Kinds of Books.
j North Dallas
McTimmonds Valley Ruth Camftxl!
i Irt Star
Mrs. Mattie H Nel
Miss Ea Wtuner
A. J. Shiplev
F L. Hover
Mi Fay Henxn
Ms- J-ie Simpkin
(Continl on Pa-e Fotir)
Under the caption, "Proper Read
ing for Parents Suggested," the fol
lowing article from the Portland
Journal, will be of unusual interest
in Dallas, especially to members of
the women's club:
One of the prominent out of towu
delegates in attendance at the recent
session of the Oregon Congress of
Mothers was Mrs. George T. Gerling
er, of Dallas, Oregon, who was re
elected to the office of auditor. Mr.
Gerlinger responded on the day of
the opening of the convention for the
out of town visitors and at the lunch
eon held at the Oregon hotel in con
nection with the congress she spoke
very helpfully along the line of the
right literature for parents, saying
in part .
"Not long ago I talked with a brisk,
vigorous old lady who lives out near
Salem the mother, of 10 children.
I said to her, 'How did you ever man
age so many children?' There was a
sparkle of happy reminiscence in her
eyes as she said, 'Oh, that was easy.
Most of them were boys, and for each
new child jt just meant passing out
a blouse from one of the others and
putting another plate at the table.
"As I looked about the bare home
I realized that all this busy mother
could possibly have done was to at
tend to the creature comforts of her
big flock after a fashion. She was
too busy with the actual business of
being a parent to read books on
tli2 subject of eugenics, to spend any
time in contemplation, or to theorize
"But to those of us who have less
than 1!) little people there surely is
a duty to read and to inform our
selves as widely as possible. There
is a wealth of literature written for
parents, especially for mothers.
"I wish more books were written
particularly for fathers. In litera
ture and in real life, it seems to me,
fathers are too often relegated to the
"One of the best books I have read
latelv for parents is "The Home in
the School." by Berle. In this the
author emphasizes the idea that the
best part of the child's education
should be gained at home through sys
tematic effort on the part of both
parents to answer. Also that the ta
ble talk and general home combina
tion should be directed to elevating
and iformimr channels.
" 'The training of the Human
Plant' bv Burbank is another good
book. 'Makine the Best of our Chil
dren.' bv Allen; 'Citizens of Tomor
row.' by Guernsey; 'Study of Child
Life.' bv Marion Washburn, and
'Moral Education of Children. by
Adler are other excellent works."
' Senator Bourne to Speak.
Next Fridav evening at 8:00 p. m..
in the Circuit Court room of the Court
House at Dallas. Hon. Jonathan
Bourne. Jr.. ex-United States senator
from Oretron. will deliver his lecture
upon the subject: "Federal Aid for
I'cstal Roads." The meeting is be
ins: hell under the auspices of the
Dallas Commercial club, and Mr.
BotiMie comes to Dallas um the in
vitation of the club and as its guest.
Arrangements are Iwing made for a
lare ;ratherinff r.that time. The
trreatet Toblem tfie people of thi
Mate have confronting litem at this
tm.e i the question of Good Roads.
All earnest advocates of sr-ti road
shouH come out. The Dallas Band
will be in atendance and fumUh the
m!iic for the occasion. Let the good
mads boaters be on hand to make
the nietinr a big success.
YARD RECORD BROKEN
Portland Stock Yards Shows Big
Volume 01 -usiness Swine Mar
ket Suffers But Little.
An enormous volume of business
has been transacted in the cattle mar
ket during the last five days, particu
larly Mondav and Tuesday. Receipts
totaled a 1913 record for-a short peri
od and as they followed an abnormal
liquidation the week before, beef out
let would have been hopelessly closed
if prices had been firm. It was a
buyers' market mostly, but good
steers did not sell under $7.25. The
bulk of steer transactions averaged
$6.75. Butcher stock was weak only
in spots. Cows and heifers sold
sharply lower, but bulls and stags
maintained some degree of firmness.
A small lot of heifers selling at $fi.75
featured. Bulk of cow stuff brought
.$6.00 to $6.25 yith occasional sales
in small lots t $06.35 nd $6.50.
Swine maiket ' suffered very little
from an advanced liquidation and
steady bear pressure. Best light
hogs 'were sold at $8.25 and $8.30
right up to the close 'and demand
was steady. The week's receipts
have been above the average, both in
quantity tnd quality. Smooth heavy
stock brought good prices. Trade
does not seem to be oversupplied at
present, but November receipts are
likely to be heavy.
Sheep house came to life once more,
the first opportunity it has had in a
fortnight. Receipts were not record
breaking, but of fair volume and a
good proportion was wethers, lambs
and yearlings. Ewe stock was not
choice, but demand is good for this
class. Prime yearlings are up a
quarter to $4.75 and sold off the cars
Friday at $5.10 and one load on the
fill at $5.00, but they were exception
al, the best seen on this market.
Lamb trade is firmer at $5.75 al
though few sles were made, due to
short supply. Generally the lamb and
sheep markets are steady to higher.
New Stamp Books Soon.
Notice from Washington has been
received to the effect that the gov
ernment is getting out an entirely
new design of stamp book and that it
will be on the market within 30 days.
The new stamp hook, which will
be sold for 73 cents, will contain 24
two-cent stamps and 24 one-cent
The price will be 72 cents,
and the cent extra will be the charge
for making the book. No stamp
ooks have ever been compiled before
containing two kinds of stamps. On
account of the parcel post, it is be
lieved the new books will prove very
Wilson Orders Huerta to
Quit Office Without Delay
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STUDENTS JARE VICTORS
Local High School Boys Play Fast
Game With Town Team; Score is
42 to 0.
Saturday afternoon the High school
football team defeated the town team
by the decisive score of 42 to 0. The
game was a good game to watch,
there being many spectacular plays
pulled oil by the school team. The
lield was just damp enough for the
game to be fast and the High school
boys took advantage of the town
team by playing their signals fast.
The town team did not have any sig
nals and so were handicapped. Cadle
again played a smashing game at full
'"k for the High school team. Woods
Balderee and Hoisington all made
yood runs. The boys have their sig
nals learned good and play well to
gether. The High school line held
good, the town team making very lit
f,p yardage. The longest run of the
day was made by Hoisington, when
he recovered the ball on a fumble by
Bnrti'im. makin? a 60 yard run for
a touchdown. The boys inability to
kick goal from a touchdown showed
plainly as they did not succeed in
kicking one of the goals out of seven
tries. There was only one forward
pass worked in the game, that one
being made by the town team.
In the last half Gooch and Helger
son were injured though not seri
msly when they both tackled Bar
ham at the same time.
Monday afternoon all of the play
ers were back to practice in prepara
tion for the game Friday with Leb
anon High on the Dallas ground. The
practice consisted mostly in practic
ing forward passes and kicking
Games played last Saturday re
ulted as follows:
Willamette University 6, Universi
ty of Oresron. 0; Ilillsboro High, 0,
McMinnville High, 66; Ashland, 44,
Bedford, C; Chemawa Indians, 6,
Multnomah Second, 0; Pacific Uni
versity, 11, Pacific College, 0; New
berg High, 25, Forest Grove, 0; Lin
coln High, 0, Iloquiam, Wash., 6.
Lip CASE IS
LOUIS DAVIS DENIED MOTION
FOR NEW TRIAL.
Thirty Days Given Defendant to File
Bill of Exception; Will Appeal,
Overrulling his motion for a new
trial in the case of the state versus
Louis Davis, now serving life impris
onment at the penitentiary for the
crime of murder in the first degree.
Attorney Walter L. Tooze, Jr., has
been granted 30 days in which to file
a bill of exceptions in preperation
for an appeal, to the supreme court.
The case is one which has caused
considerable interest throughout the
county, and ends, so far as Polk
county is concerned the final effort of
Davis to secure pardon for the killing
of Eliza J. Stewart at Ballston last
July. The Davis case was fought
hard during the September term of
court, but the jury's verdict was that
of murder in the second degree.
CASE OF COY VS. CITY IS FI
Photos by American Pre Aaaoctation.
Scenes in Mexican Capitol which will be the Center of Interest as Resal;
of President Wilson'i Ultimatum Just Issued. The Full Length Pic
ture is that of Nelson O'Shaughnessey, American Charge D'Affaires.
To the Left is the American Embaisy. Above is Shown the Picture of
Provisional President Huerta anu the National Palace.
No Attempt Will Be Made to Check
Third Saloon in Dallas Was Long
With the dismissal of the case of
Waller J. Coy against the city of
Dallas, one of the most interesting
us well as complicated legal cases in
the history of Polk county is ended.
Motion for t he dismissal of the case
was tiled yesterday by Attorney Wal
ter L. Tooze, counsel for the defend
ant. Residents of Polk county and es
pecially of Dallas are familiar with
the case which was the outgrowth of
t'r- determination of a number of
Dallas citizens to have.' but two sa
loons in the city. According to the
law, as cited by them, but one sa
loon could be established for every
1.000 H'ople. It was then contended
that the popuation of Dallas was but
a little over 2.000. Last May the
council voted for the third licdise
taking the ground that the body
could alone determine the population
as the law did not refer to the pre
vious census. Before the city re
corder, however, could make out the
proer paers, an injunction was asl--ed
for, and the legal battle was on.
t'o mer District Attorney Gail S.
Hill was made party to the suit with
Coy, but iiMiit the apMintmcnt of
I the present district attorney, tliinys
changed again. Upjohn asked the dis
missal of the case. It was not, how
ever, until the request for dismissel
f.miuir through Coy was made that
the difficulty was finally ended.
The situation in Mexico today is
more critical than at any time since
the rebellion ridden country first !w
gan controversy with the United
States. This critical situation is
brought about by the ultimatum is
sued vesterday by President Wilson
ordering Huerta to resign the prc'.-i-lency
of Mexico without loss of time
"i 1 mut not leave as his mcce-sor
General Anreliano Blampiet. Lis Min
ister of War. or any other member
of hi official family or of the unof
ficial coterie whom he might be e
peeted to control.
This ultimatum from Washington
was conveyed to President HuertJ
throntrh bis private ecretary. Neiior
Rahar by Nel-n 0"Shaugliii.'y.
tbe American Charge d 'Affaires, act
ing under instructions from the State
Huerta Guards Note.
Senor Hahng" presented the mem
orandum to bis chief late Sun lav. but
up to this evening President Huerta
had returned no answer, and. as far
as could le learned had truarded its
contents from almost all of hi ntVir
ial and intimate counsellors.
Tho ho learned of the Wash
ington note regard General Hir-ria's
position as one in which be would be
forced to irive one of two answer
rtfusal point blar.k to comply ilh
the demand. p it.Jy goin far as
to hand the diplomatic representative
ssior1s fir the elimination f him
GIVE THIEVES LONG TERM
Youthful Horse Rustlers Most Serve
From Ona to Ten Yean.
Without offering defense, Charles
Katzsehman and Thomas Stewart, the
two young horse thieve who were
caught near Portland several week
ago and arrested on the charge of
stealing two horses from a ranch in
Pcdk county, were sentenced to the
(icnitentiary for a term of from one
to PI years. Stem art. it is under
stood, is wanted in Wheeler county
on a similar charge.
Conductors Chang Rons.
A. I Iowrm ho for the past sev
en ream has been conductor on the
Dalias-Portlan.l branch has been
"iMimj-.!" and bis ran bid in by
Conductor I I). Keyeer. bo ba
ben in the ncmce for the pat 20
vearm. Mr. Iomn ha been trans
ferred to the Emrene-Portlarvd run.
Th entire crew i affected by the
tran-fer ece tbe engineer.
SEPTIC TA1 IS TOPIC
City Council Listens to Engineer's
Report; Street Improvements Are
WTith but few exceptions the regu
lar routine work of the month was
the only business transacted by the
city council in session last night.
The chief topic of discussion was
the matter of securing data for the
proposed septic tank. The Himes
Engineering company submitted a
written report. The committee was
luthorized to ascertain the cost of the
lnvl which will probably be on the
Miller estate near the Uglow hop
A deed to property 12y2 -feet wide
in the south half of block 14 was
deeded to the city by Mr. and Mrs.
U. S. Grant. This will extend the
alley now partially opened between
Washington and Clay streets.
Tracy Staats appeared before the
council and asked that the grade on
the north side of the school house
being on the south side of Academy
street be improved for the purpose
of constructing a sidewnlk.
As the result of complaints, Abel
Uglow was ordered to construct a
sidewalk on the east side of Uglow
avenue between Miller avenue and
Barber, chairman of the street com
mittee was requested to take up with
fhe persons, the matter of repairing
the alley between Court and Mill
streets which was recently torn up
for the purpose of laying pipe for
the central heating plant.
A Unique Shower.
One of the most successful events
of the season was given at the home
of Mrs. H. G. Campbell assisted bv
Mrs. Hugh Black and Mrs. C. II.
Morris in honor of the approaching
mnrriage of Miss Ioretla Campbel.
The rooms were beautifully decorat
ed in autumn leaves, ferns ami cut
There was a mock marriage with
Mrs. L. Ramev as bride ami Mrs.
Frank Brown as groom, attended by
Miss Adah Campbell as best man and
Miss Velmn Ray as maid of honor,
Mrs. George Ilagood as ring be-irer,
and Mrs. H. D. McDonald acted ns
Minature carrots with green tops
lid duty as orange blossoms on the
! bice curtain veil. The bridal boquet
was of kale tops and caught by Miss
Campbell. The ring, a doughnut, was
Tried on a checkered gingham pil
low. The ceremony was unique and
Afterward Mrs. Frank Brown gave
l readinir. "Bachelors For Sale." in
her usiml pleasing manner. Then
followed the gifts which were nmnv
and beautiful and highly appreciated
by the recipient. Refreshments of
ice cream and cake were served.
The many Dallas friends of Miss
Gertrude B. Pheliw. a former resi
dent of this city will lie interested
in the following brief wedding no
tice which appeared in Sunday's is
sue of the Salem Salesman:
Miss Gertrude B. Phelps was
united in marriage to Chaunoey S.
Ohmart, formerly of Salem, on Wed
nesday. October' 2!. at the reidctn
of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ai
Phelps at Ona. Ore. M s. V. W.
Ohmart and small granddaughter.
Veiled Ohmart. of Salem, returned
Wednesday from Ona. accompanied
by the ney weds, mho mill sn.l a
few days in Salem before returning
to their Ona ranch.
Mr. and Mn. G. R. Wu.I of Sheri
dan last meek celebrated their t't'h
anniversary, nun.hcrinit their descend
ant a folium : Sis children, for ty
two jrrand children and nine great
rrand children. All duels arc m t
ti tbe detriment of advancement.