f suit Cue : Wtef THE HOME PAPER VOI. 25 DALLAS, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1914 NO. 99 OF PYTHIAS WILL CELEBRATE THEIR GOLD EN JUBILEE WITH ELABOR ATE CEREMONIES Thi Local Lodge Will Join In the General Observance of the Day. All local orders of the Knights of Pythias, will observe with special cer emonies the Golden Jubilee of that popular organization which occursFeb ruary the 19th. The Supreme Chan cellor has ordered the day to be fit tingly observed throughout the U. S.: and different colored lights represent ing the order will be kept) burning during the ceremonies that will take place. The local order in Dallas will observe the day and in the evening, ceremonies will be held in honor of the occasion. It was on February 19th, 1664, that Justus H. Rathbone founded the first lodge of the order, his work being in spired by the ancient Greek story of the friendship of Damon and Pythias. Since that time the order spread rap idly throughout the United States un til now it is one of the strongest fraternal organizations in existence. In Portland, the Ivanhoe Lodge, No. 1, which is the principal lodge in Oregon, having experienced a remark able increase in membership year by year since its organization. It is the premier and largest lodge in the state. In celebration of the Golden Jubilee the lodge will hold a special meeting ' in Castle Hall, at Eleventh and Aider streets, at which special ritualistic services authorized by the Supreme Lodge will be held. A feature of the ritualistic services will be the exchanging of telegraphic congratulations between the Ivanhoe lxxlge and the oilier lodges of the state. Grand Chancellor Grant will be in Baker to attend a meeting of the lodge there and will receive the tele graphic congratulations for all the lodges, including Ivanhoe. He in turn will telegraph the greetings from all the lodges to I. R. Stinson, the grand keeper of reoords and seal of Ore gon, who will be in attendance at a special convention at Washington, D. C. While the jubilee is going on here it will be in progress also in the Su preme Lodge, in Washington, D. C, which is the lodge founded by Justus Rathbone. A special convention will be in progress there attended by rep resentatives of lodges from all over the country. OAK DALE A Birthday Dinner. Last Friday was the 74th birthday of Mrs. Malinda Kimball and she re ceived nearly 100 postcards from her many friends in honor of the day. Her daughter, Mrs. Ida Robinson, gave for a fine birthday dinner, to which Mr. and Mrs. Ben Thomp son, Mrs. Don Miller and children, Mrs. Thos. Card, Mr. and Mrs. George Robinson and children were invited. Mrs. Kimball wishes to thank her friends for their kind remembrances. J. W. Robinson found a number of wild strawberry blossoms near his place "Sunday. That is certainly un usual for the 8th of February. Flow- era are also in bloom in the yard at the Garwood place. A Surprise Party. There was a surprise party at Joe Murphy's Monday night in fionor of Mr. Murphy's birthday.' There were present: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Murphy and sons, Hermon and Emer son, Fountain Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Leiand Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bird, Mr. and Mrs. Roy McDonald and family. Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Card, Mrs. Willis Frink, Mr. and Mrs. Graham. Games were played, songs were sung, refreshments were served and a good time generally was had. Fountain and Leiand Murphy are plowing. Miss Faye Henson visited over Sunday with the family of Harry Douglas at Mistletoe. KNIGHTS John Robimoa is plowing and Chas. j of its popular concerts next Wednes Bird is plowing the MaeGregor or-1 day evening. Read the program on chard. - 'another page. Hen Thompson is building a fence. Jack Munger is helping Clurence Sellers burn stumps that have been grubbed this winter. Loran Butler has been in Vancou ver attending .the Y. M. C. A. con vention. Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Wilson of Iowa, will arrive at their place here about the first of March. They intend to make this their permanent home, The families of Miller and 0. E. Dennis spent Sunday afternoon along the creek on the Hallock place. M Miller's family was greatly charmed with the. scenic beauty of the I. Creole. As hhey lately came from Kansas, they are not used to streams like this. 1 Austel McCarter has been clearing up the brush around the Hallock house and has greatly improved the looks of things there. He has also put up a good swinging hand bridgi across the La Creole at the hop-house, He is also planting several acres of hops' there. 0. E. Dennis is planting a few mor acres to hops. OAK GROVE S. L. White was at Steven's business Tuesday. Mr. Vincent and son and Mr Sckuelkie are cutting and making posts on Mr. Pughs' place. Mr. Webb Lewis was in Dallas Wednesday and saw the 'judge about roads. Ethel Allen was visiting the week end on the old home place. Mrs. Turner of Salem is making a visit at Bennett's on the Pugh place. The Zeliech family have returned home from the East. The Steven's family were guests at the Pugh home Sunday and Kather ine returned home and stayed over night with them. Roy Gilbert and wife have a new horse and buggy. Saturday is Grange day. Every body who wishes, may come and have a feast and hear lectures free. uur bunday school is growing steadily; there were 67 at Sunday school, and more came for church, PERRYDALE Mrs. Chas. Snelling, who last week had a very severe attack of rheuma tism is reported much better. Several of our farmers arc plowing in spite of the ground hog. The program given by the C. W. B. M. was well attended and reported to be one of the best programs given here for some time, the receipts were $17.80. Don't forget the school rally, Feb ruary 21st. Come everybody mid "bring your basket veil filled. They are going to have a good time and will need lots to eat. Chas. and Fred Newman have bought the Amity Grange and expect to move there soon. G. M. Ross was a McMinnville visit or the first of the week. Harry Russell was a Dallas visitor Monday. Geo. Boyer has just returned from visit to his old home in Pennsyl vania, and reports a good time, but glad to get back to Oregon. Mrs. H. A. Lee was a Dallas visit or on Wednesday of this week. BOWERS? XLLE Mrs. G. E. Kliever stayed at Smith- field for a couple of days with her sick sister-in-law, Mrs. F. Friesen. Misses Elizabeth and Lena Diehm visited with Anna Kliever last Sun day. Mr. and Mis. Earnest Buehl visited at D. N. Kaegi's last Sunday. David Rempel has been plowing for the past week. Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Friesen visited at Bernard Friesen of Dallas Sun day. Miss Maude Stennett visited with Emma Cadle for a few days this week. Mrs. J. O. Wilson's father died fsuddenly Wednesday morning at Air- lie. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson will at tend the funeral. Mrs. Wm. Cadle has been on the sick list. Sol Bennett is working for Henry Robins. Mr. and Mrs. O. Rempel visited at John Niefeldt'a last Wednesday. Mr. P. A. Kilmer butchered hogs last Tuesdav. Misses Elizabeth Rempel, Maud Stennett and Emma Cadle attended the Riekreall church last Sunday evening. The Dalias Band will give another POSTAL LAWS-AMENDED A Peculiar Condition Arises in the New Order in Regard to Weights, "The Unit of weight for miscel laneous printed matter constituting third class mail, the rate of postage on which is one cent for each two ounces or fraction thereof, . is four pounds. Parcels of miscellaneous printed matter weighing more than four pounds, but which arc within the limit of weight and size for matter of the fourth class parcel post, come within that class and are mailable at, the pound rates of postage prescribed for fourth class matter." Postoffice men Bay that under the new ruling it will be much cheaper for a person desiring to mail a par cel containing four pounds or less of printed matter to pad out the weight to slightly more than four pounds. The postage on four pounds in the third class would be thirty-two cents. The same parcel of printed matter made to weigh four pounds and one ounce could be mailed for eight cents. Dallas Looks Good To Him. Mr. J. N. Hoffman, one of Forest Grove's attorneys was in Dallas Wed nesday on legal business. It has been 22 years since Mr. Hoffman visited Dallas and he was very much surpris ed bv the appearance of the town. He remarked that he had no idea that we had such a modern up to date city, Our stores are far above the average in appearance and .the well paved streets a credit to a city of twice your size he remarked. Mr. Hoff man started a cannery at Forest Grove on his own hook, and it has paid him well. He says he is more Mian surprised that Dallas has no cannery as Forest Grove has two and both are money makers for the in vestor and the farmer. i rrrroc tdmi tuf prrtPi r T This department is yours and if you desire to write something that you think is of interest to the gen eral masses, send it in. We will re frain from publishing your name if you so request, but yoj must sign the articles so we will know who is re- ponsible. Address The Observer, Da'ias, Ore gon. Dallas, Oregon, February 12th. Editor Observer: I read with interest the article the last Observer on licensed preachers. Now I want to ask if you or any one else thinks it is right for any body of Christian people to grant that authority. It seems to me that) there should be some legislative act to govern preachers who marry peo ple. For instance, if a minister who once had charge of a congregation and slops, his license should be taken from him, until he takes another charge. What justice is it .to the regular minister who has a small congregation and needs every dollar to keep up with life's needs, to be derived from this source of income, It seems to me that when a minister of the gospel is not actively engaged in the sen-ice of the lord his license should cease, and he should not be en titled to receive half rate on rail roads and other courtesies that are usually extended to the ministry. It looks like some people might join the ministry to better their financial con dition instead of making a sacrifice for the good of mankind and the sav ing of souls. Truly Yours, A Common Man. Was a Good Winter. Mr. Daniel Holiusworth who has resided in Dallas for the past 2.1 years and who has also been a sub scriber to the Observer during that entire time, made this office a pleas ant call Wednesday. Mr. llolins- worth Is a very pleasant man to eon- erse with and be has seen 23 winters in Polk County, but he says that the present one is a record breaker as to armth. He is very enthusiastic in regard the future of Oregon and says Polk Count, -m the banner of all Oregon. The latter assertion will be seconded bv hundreds. Lota of Newi Left Out Owing to a large amount of adver tising, we are compelled to leave out a large number of very interesting newt items. AN INSTRUCTIVE LECTURE Luther J. Chapin of the U. S. De partment of Agriculture, who is also County Agriculturist for Polk and Marion Counties, was in Dallas Wed nesday night. He is organizing can ning clubs in the principal towns of these counties, wherein it is his object to teach better methods of fruit can ning and utilizing parts of fruits, which hitherto have been wasted. Mr. Chapin was accompanied by Professor 0. H. Benson of Washington, D. C, who is traveling over the United States, delivering illustrated lectures at all the principle schools. In his address to a large audience at the Dallas High school Wednesday, he in troduced a new method of farming, which he believes will be more read ily accepted by the younger genera tion than by the old-time farmer, who in his own mind is too old to be taught anything new. The professor's lecture would leave, such a farmer with the understanding that he must get in and master the new methods, or his knowledge of farming would soon be very little ill comparison to that of his son. The lecture was in structive and proved interesting to all present, NEWSY ITEMS THE LATEST WORD FROM ALL SECTIONS OF OREGON State House To Be Remodeled. With the new supreme court build ing practically completed and accept ed by the state, the next huge under taking at hand is the remodeling of the state house, for which the 1013 legislature appropriated the sum of $50,000. This amount,, it is believed will not be a cent too much for, with the strictest economy possible, the growth of the various state depart ments necessitates many changes and changes eost money - Perhaps the greatest transforma tion will occur on the third floor of the capital, now occupied by the su preme court, the attorney-general's office, state library and library com mission, and the state banking de partment, besides several store rooms. Bids for the remodeling will be open ed by the state board of control next week and the work of reconstruction will begin ut un early date. More Hops to be Planted. It is reported that the Benedictine Fathers at Mt. Angel now have the ground in readiness and will set out 60 acres of new hops this season The society has one of the largest farms in -this part of the valley, locat ed in the center -of a large hop pro ducing section, but this is their first venture in hop culture. Woodburn Independent. In Yamhill County the rock crush er and bins together with two bul Inst cars were wrecked by an explos ion of dynamite late Sunday evening ut Pike, on the Carlton & Coast Rail road. Three 14-foot holes were load ed in the face of the quarry for the purpose of loosening a supply of rock for the crusher, which is getting out ballast for the western end of the railroad. Too heavy a charge was put in and as a result the crusher was buried and the bins which were full of crushed material and tlie two loaded cars were badly damaged. Klein Bros, near Silverton sold three 2 year-old Holstein steers to F. B. Decker for $227.50, an average of a little more than $75 per head. The three weighed 3500 pounds. Mr. Myers, who lives near Scio, lost a valuable cow, when a vicious boar broke from his pen, run the cow ilown and literally tore her entrals out. The annual convention of the Christian Endeavor societies of Ore gon will convene in Albany, Oregon. on February 20, 21, 22, 1914. Don't Tell Anybody, Please. We saw them do it, trying to dance the Tango, and they were not young and giddy either. The Observer man was out hustling for news yesterday and mhile passing the home of a prom inent resident of Dallas, be heard the turn turn sound of the piano and saw a couple of persons near an open win dow going through the fascinating steps of Die awfui Tango. While ob serving the eon pie trying to do the dip the gentleman lost his balance and down he tame ker-ehug. Of course we had to laugh and were discovered and then came the appeal, please do not tell on us, you know it is so fasci nating and we want to learn so bad. We promised not to tell, but if you should see a man limping when he walks, it might be one of the dancers. DALLAS CHURCH NOTES T MEETINGS HELD AND TO BE HELD DALLAS CHURCH DIRECTORY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Court St. Rev. Geo. H. Mitchell, Pastor. CHRISTIAN CHURCH... Jefferson St. Rev. C. C. Curtis, Pastor. M. E. CHURCH Mill Street Rev. O. H. Bennett, Pastor. BAPTIST CHURCH Court Street Rev. Owen Day, Pastor. EVANGELICAL CHURCH. .Mill Street Rev. C. P. Gates, Pastor. CATHOLIC CHURCH.. Washington St. Father W. Cronln. ADVENTIST CHURCH, Washing-ton St. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.. Bank Buldina Copy for coming Sunday service must reach this office not later than Thursday morning. Methodist Church Notes. The special meetings closed on Wednesday night with a full house and impressive service. A score or more have confessed Christ and the membership of the church has derived much inspiration from the splendid work in song and sermon and bible readings. Dr. Lewtas has found many friends in Dallas and will al ways find a cordial welcome. The pastor, Rev. G. H. Bennett, will speak Sunday morning on the theme, "Bruising the Serpent." The subject of the evening sermon will be "The Problem of Everlasting Punishment." The public is invited tio all the ser vices of the church. Young People's Rally. A rally of the Young People's so cieties of the city will be conduct ed on the coining Sunday, February 15th, by Mr. H. H. Rottman, Field Secretary for the Northwest, Christ ian Endeavor. Mr. Rottman will speak in the Evangelical Church in the morning and at 8.30 p. m., he will address the Union Young People's Society, in the Presbyterian Church. At 7.30 p. m, in the same building he will give a stereoptienn lecture which promises to be veiy interesting. Mr. Rottman is an able and interesting speaker and should be heard by all. These meet ings are open to all, and all are urg ed to come. Baptist Church. Corner Church and Court Streets. Rev. Owen Day, Pastor. Sunday school at 9.45 a. m., Miss Flora Miller, Superintendent, Morning service at 11 a. m., sermon by the pastor. B. Y. P. U. service at 6.30 p. m. Evening service at 7.30 p. m. Sub ject, "A Tough Proposition," led by the pastor. Everyone welcome. Christian Science. Services held in New City Bunk building Sunday at 11 a. m. Subject of lesson-sermon, "Soul Sunday school at 10 a. m. Reading room, same address. The public is cordially invited. Presbyterian Church. Sunday school at 10 a. m. Morn ing service at 11 a. m. Sermon, "A Man's Choices." Christian Endeav or 8.30 p. m. Evening service 7.30 m. Court Notes. Judge Percy Kelly of Salem re lieved Judge Holmes a day this week on account of having a relative in terest in the case that) was on docket, to be tried that day, so did not want to sit as a trial Judge. Nearly all the jury men went home Wednesday evening on account of no court Thursday, being a legal holi day, as it was Lincoln's birthday. C. L. Hawley has returned to serve on the jury after spending Thursday ith his family at McCoy. Juror L. E. Bradford, Spring Val ley, went home to spend the holiday with his family. Mr. Bradford has raised horses for about 20 years and a fancier of fine stork. L. Orice, one of the jurors, whose home is two miles west of Salem, spent the holiday with his family. Mr. iriee is a successful raiser of apples. pears, iearhe, cherries and straw berries. Do yon believe in Hoo-dof Today- is Fridav aud the thirteenth. How the Apostles Died. John Conway of Montavilla, has prepared the following and vouches for its historical accuracy: , From histoi-y and tradition we learn that all the apostles, excepting John. died unnatural and cruel deaths, follows: . Peter was crucified in Rome, with his head down, on a cross similar to that used in the execution of Jesus. Andrew was bound to a cross and teft to die from exhaustion. James the great was beheaded by order of Herod, at Jerusalem. James the Less was thrown from a high pinnacle, then stoned, and finally killed with a fuller's club. Philip was bound and hanged against a pillar. Bartholomew was flayed to death by command of a barbarous king. Matthew was killed with a hal- bert. Thomas was shot by a shower of arrows while at prayer, and after wards run-through the body -with a lance. Simon was crucified after the man ner of Jesus. i . Mark was dragged through the streets of Alexandria until he expired John Paul died a natural death. Paul was beheaded by command' of Nero, Judas hanged himself and "fell and his bowels gushed out." Dallas Looses. The McMinnville Telephone Regis ter says: Last Thursday evening in a slow and one-sided game, company A of McMinnville defeated company L of Dallas 34 to 13. The game was a walk-away from the start, the score standing 22 to 7 at the end of the first period. Corpron was the point maker for McMinnville. He threw eight field baskets and three fouls out of ten attempts. Foster threw two field baskets and White two. Syron and Farley each made a field basket for Dallas, and Burliam made three. Barham guarded White. Farley al so threw three foul boskets out of six attempts. The game was slow, but clean, owing to the impartiality of referee Finseth of Dallas, who put a quietus on roughness at the outset by prompt penalties. M. E. Pettit was umpire. . Girls' Club Entertain. One of the most enjoyable events of the season took place at the library last Monday evening, when the Girls Club entertained a number of Dallas young men at a Valentine party. The rooms were beautifully decor ated with large red hearts. After spending part of the evening playing games, a fine program was rendered by some of the young folks. The program is as follows: Vocal Solo ....Mrs. Merel Myers Vocal Solo Mr. Norval Gates Piano Solo... Miss Edith Catherwood Mrs. Leslie Rice and Miss Ada Long- necker acted as accompanists in the most brilliant manner. After the program a fine two course lunch was served. Those that helied tii serve are as follows; Mr. Arthur Serr, Miss Ruth and Julia Dunn, Miss Ava Coad, Miss Ada Longnecker, Miss Edith Cather wood, Miss Siong. After lunch the young folks depart ed for home, all reporting an evening of much enjoyment. Tomorrow is St. Valentine's Day. Valentine was a saint and martyr of the third century, whose day is kept on February 14th. He is said to have cured the blind daughter of certain Asterius who had been charged by the Emperor Claudius to win him back to paganism, but who was thus converted to cnrisiianity. Valentine was accordingly imprison ed, tortured, and finally beheaded. It is impossible to trace any connec tion between bis story and the cele bration afterwards connected with the day. If has been suggested that it might be a survival with a Christ ian sanction of the ancient Roman festival of the Lupercalia, eelebrated in the month of February at which it was customary to put the names of young women into a box, from which they were drawn by the men as chance directed. Miss Bertha Serr returned to Dal las Wednesday evening, after spend ing several days visiting her friends in Portland. She reports a jolly lime, aJ i WueStted by her rest as she was very tired, because of her hard work and responsibility during her mother' recent illness. THE GRANGERS START SOMETHING YAMHILL COUNTY GRANGES SAYS STATE NEEDS A NEW TAX LAW They go on Record for a Maximum One, The Committee Reports. The Grangers of Yamhill County at a recent meeting decided that a new tax law was needed and a com mittee was appointed and have drafted the following as a starter. As the State Grange will soon meet, no doubt there will be some fireworks set off on this subject. The lnw pro posed by the committee is as fol'ows: MAXIMUM TAX LAW He it enacted by the People of the State o Oregon: Section 1. The yearly state tax ley on all real and personal property for al' purposes, shall not exceed four mills on the dollar of the assessed val uation, in the state of Oregon. Section 2. The legislature shall mvr power to appropriate out of the funds raised hy the state tax, for ilio maintenance of the various stal. in stitutions, and for such other lawful purposes as it may deem best. Section 3. Any legislator voting to make an appropriation in excess of the amount hereby raised shall be guilty of malfeasance and be dismiss ed from office, on proof of the same before any circuit court. Section 4. Any governor signing a bill that calls for an appropriation in excess of the amount raised by the said four mill levy, shall be guilty of malfeasance and be dismissed from office on proof of the same before the supreme court of the state of Ore gon. Section 5. If any board of direct ors, commissioners, executive or ad ministrative officers of any kind who shall have the disbursement of public funds of the state, or of any county, city or school district, shall use funds in excess of the amount appropriated for their respective uses and specitlo purposes, and shall create a deficiency thereby, shall be guilty of a misde meanor and be dismissed from office on proof of the same before any court having competent jurisdiction. Section 6. The taxes for each year shnll be due and payable in three equal installments, on the first days of March, July and November. All taxes due more than eight months shall become delinquent and the sher iff shall proceed to collect the same as by law provided for the collection of taxes, but the expense of collec tion shall in no case exceed ten per cent, of the amount to be collected. Section 7. The legal voters of counties and cities shall have power by a referendum vote to fix the maxi mum tax levy to be paid by the tax payers of their respective counties and cities, but in no case shall the tax levy for eouiity purposes exceed seven mills on the dollar and ten mills on the dollar for city purposes. Section 8. County and city of ficials who make appropriations in ex cess of the sums raised by the respect ive levies mentioned shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be dismissed from office in any court having com petent jurisdiction on proof of same. Section 9. The state tax commis sion is hereby abolished. Section 10. The courts of the state of Oregon shall not have the power to declare this law unconstitutional or inoperative in any manner. Section 1L The legislature of the state of Oregon shall not have the power to alter, amend or repeal this law. Section IX All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this act are here by repealed. Any further information regarding the proposed tax law may be had by addressing the Grange, McMinnville, Oregon. Women's Club Meeting. Tbe eivie improvement department of the Women's Club will meet at the home of Mia. J. G. Vaa Onie! on Tuesday afternoon, February 17th, at 2.30. All members are nrgrd to be present.