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THE POLK COUNTY OBSERVER, TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 1915.
SERVICE TO BE PROBED
RAILROAD COMMISSION TO IN-
Rural Comtnunity Alleges Tliat Pres
ent Train Schedule Is Wholly
UnsatistfrHtory to Public,
On June 10 members of the state
railroad commission will visit Airlle
tor the purpose of personally investi
gating the complaint lodged by the
people of that community, through
representative citizens, that the train
accommodations are Inadequate to
meet the requirements of patrons
there. That this service has been un
satisfactory for some time past is a
matter of record, but the operating
company, although repeated requests
have been made, has not seen nt to
remedy the defect. As a last resort
the matter was given into the hands
of the commission, and that body will
make an investigation on the date
named. If it is found that the claim
of the Alrlle people is well founded,
it is probable that a change In sched
ule will be ordered without unneces
It is quite important to Dallas as
well as to residents of the Alrlle coun
try that better train accommodations
be afforded. Under existing condi
tions it is Impossible for Alrlleltes to
visit the county seat and have suffici
ent time for the transaction of busi
ness. The local Commercial club has
heretofore taken this matter up, at the
request of its rural neighbors, but it
grade, was held at Shelburn last Bun
day. A special train was run from
Black Rock, and many from that
place and Falls City attended the last
sad rites of this popular fellow. Chas.
K. Spaulding, U. G. Holt, and other
members of the Spaulding company, in
whose employ Russell was at the time
of death, accompanied the remains to
EXHIBIT ATTRACTS ATTENTION.
Polk's Representative at Biff Fair
Talks Very Enthusiastically.
Dr. H. C. Dunsmore, personal rep
resentative ofl Polk county at the
Panama exposition asserts that the
exhibit in the Oregon building at the
big fair appeals more strongly to the
contemplating homeseeker in the Pa
cific northwest than any other display
on the grounds. While in the county
last week, having come hither for
the sole purpose of uniting his daugh
ter In the noiy Donas or matrimony,
the doctor expressed enthusiasm over
the results that are most likely to be
secured from the exhibit from Polk
county and the entire state. The
Oregon building, according to this ac
thority. Is one of the few places on the
exposition grounds where the visitor
feel absolutely at home. He says:
"The general opinion expressed by
all .classes of people, whom I have
met in the Oregon butldlnf( is ex
tremely favorable, not only in regard
to the exhibits frof Oregon, but to the
was unsuccessful in bringing about a hospitable manner in which visitors
satisfactory schedule, although gome are received by those In charge of
concessions, we believe, were made by
the railroad companies over whose
lines these patrons travel In reaching
Dallas. When the railroad commis
sion visits Alrlle on June 10 it will
take testimony, investigate the pres
ent schedule, and then draw Its con
MIDGE MENACES THE CLOVER.
Expert Warns Growers to Cut Crop
Within Ten Days.
"The entire red clover crop of the
Willamette valley will have to be cut
within the next ten days if the clover
flower midge is to be destroyed," de
clared Cecil W. Creel of the U. S. de
partment of agriculture in a warning
issued to farmers of the Willamette
"If the clover hay is not cut within
this time," continued Mr. Creel, "the
midge larvae will mature, drop out of
the heads of the clover and change in
to flies during July. These files will
then infest the seed crop."
The midge was prevalent last year
In the valley clover fields and caused
much damage and Mr. Creel forsees
further harm to the crop this year
unless immediate measures are taken
to prevent the hatching of the files.
The insects are little red-bodied flies,
resembling the mosquito. They lay
their eggs In the small green clover
heads during May. '
"One fly will lay as many as one
hundred eggs In a clover head," said
Mr. Creel. "These eggs hatch out Into
small larvae which crawl into the flor
ets and prevent the seed from forming
In the head. At the present time the
midge larvae are about half grown in
"In case the farmers are pasturing
their first croplt is advisable to run a
mower over the field and clip lown
any scatterel heads after the stock Is
removed. By following these instruc
tions the farmers will have but little
trouble with tne midge In their seed
the bulldlngf," said Mr. Dunsmore.
"Canada has the finest exhibit, with
their $1,000,000 appropriation, and
Oregon with its 1 170,000, is next.
Many of the state buildings are most
ly for social purposes, but the Oregon
building Is a home to every one of
the callers, and this has. done much
to make this building popular among
the tourists," said Mr. Dunsmore.
O, MY, BUT 'TWAS AWFUL.
Falls City Greensward Bespattered
With Defeat By County Seaters.
A picked team of ball-tossers known
as the "Sunday Sluggers," served a
Falls City audience with a choice as
sortment of gooseeggs last Sabbath
day. Some twenty, or more Dallas
people went by train or auto to wit
ness the slaughter. Score: 17 to 3.
Falls City held the short end of the
result. "Castra" Syron of Dallas gave
assistance to the Falls City team in the
capacity of short stop, furnishing a
large share of amusement. The game
was quite interesting up to the eighth
frame, when Dallas added nine scores
by bombarding the enemy with rapid
fire hits and aero-plane flights by one
Mr. Sampson, the Falls City twirler.
NOTES OF COUNTr FAIR
FEW PERSONS RESPOND TO RE-
QUEST TO PLEDGE EXHIBITS.
Outside Competition Will Be Permit
ted ia Poultry Department Ap
Secretary Winnie Braden has sent
out more than one thousand premium
lists for the county fair next fall,
and is anticipating good results from
their distribution. In addition to the
premium list the secretary also sent
out 500 "pledge cards " requesting re
cipients to guarantee to have exhibits
at the fair, and of this number some
twenty-five have been returned, a small
percentage. Others will probably,
however, come in later. Those having
received this card will please take no
tice that if they contemplate exhibit
ing to eturn the card signed.
U. S. Grant and John Riddell &
Sons have given assurance that they
will supply mohair samples for the lo
cal and state fairs, and Clow Brothers,
Riddell & Sons, Kroser and Brunk
have each promised heavy fleeces. ,
The fair board contemplates build
ing a gallery in the pavilion in order
to provide additional room for exhib
its. It is the intention of the board,
if this plan is carried into execution,
to move the textile exhibits to the
The management is receiving num
erous applications for the furnishing
of attractions at the fair, and noth
ing in the catalogue seems to have
been omitted from the list. Bal
loons with parachute drops, aero- j
planes with daring stunts, Boscoe tie !
snake king, and Fatima, the dance ar
tist, are among them, as a matter of
course. One attraction that may be
given consideration, however, is Hal
lie Parrlsh Hinges of Salem, known
throughout the west as the Oregon
nightingale. She is a singer of mer
it, and although no definite arrange
ments have been made to engage her
it is possible that she may be on the
Outside competition will be permit
ted in the poultry department, this
having been decided upon .a few days
ago. Mr. Fuimer or fortiand, pub
lisher of Poultry Life, was In Dallas
a short time since, and took this mat
ter up with President Fenton, and at
that time it was decided to give other
counties an opportunity to exhibit for
prize money and ribbons.
The question of building a race
course this season has, practically
speaking, been abandoned for this,
ports one Christian nation; "12,000
yesterday," reports another; and so on
down the line.
"We must remain absolutely neu
tral," says the United States in" one
breath, and In another, . "the laws of
war permit us to sell foodstuffs, guns
ana ammunition to any belligerent and
this right must not be interfered) with
by any other belligerent."
Having blockaded Germany, hem
med her in on every side with enemies.
besieging the nation as ancient cities
were besieged, making it impossible
for her to get munitions of war or
even food outside her own boundaries,
England, secure In her possession of
vast stores of gold, now purposes to
Duy rrom America the shot and shell
with which to subjugate the German
The London Daily Mail, an organ of
the ministry, strongly advocates this
and says there are "no fewer than
17,000 metal working establishments
in the United States that could help
us in the manufacture of war muni
"Big business," in the East con
tends we have an absolute right to do
this. Undoubtedly we have In its
present stage of the world's advance
ment, but we are firmly convinced
that this will not always be the world's
point of view. Telegram.
REFORESTING MT. HEBO.
FARMERS ORGANIZE UNION.
Phi lining a Biff Hurrah'.
Salem will hold a combined Cherry
fair and Fourth of July celebration
July second and third, this year. The
festivities will be under the direction
of a special committee of the best
business men In Salem and will be put
through by the . Salem Commercial
club. The two days program will In
clude horse races, motorcycle races and
auto races at the state fair grounds.
There will also be the usual street
sports and automobile parade.
HIGHS WIN ANOTHER VICTORY.
Falls City Taken Into Camp By Score
of Nine to Four.
Last Friday afternoon the Dallas
high school baseball team added
another victory to their string of suc
cesses by defeating the Falls City team
on the latter's grounds. Although
Bevens, who occupied the' mound for
the county seaters, had had no exer
cise during the week, he held his op
ponents down to four runs, while his
teammates hammered out nine. A
good many errors were recorded dur-,
ing the play, principally because of
the rough grounds. Preston was the
batting star of the game, poking out
three hits In five trips to the plate,
one of which was a two-bagger. Bal-
deree rattled the boards on the center
field fence with a two ply swat.
Bevens is said to be going good now,
and If luck breaks In his favor he
should win at least two out of the
three games yet to be played. Last
week he held Airlie to one hit, twenty-five
men facing him In the eight
Innings played. The summary of the
Dallas-Falls City game follows: Two
base hits, Preston, Balderee; struck
out by Bevens, 10; Snyder 9; first on
balls off Bevens, S, off Snyder, S;
double play, Buckner to Murray to
Gardner; stolen bases, Dallas IS, Falls
City 9. Umpires, Shaw and Cobb. I
Trouble Over Survey,
North Independence Is not the only
place In Polk county that is having
its trouble over a survey. The county
court attempted to widen a road near
Independence and Is meeting with op
position. Hanna Bros, and William Ad
dison own the land on one side and
S. H. McElmurray and S. J. McKee
on the other. The order of the court.
is not satisfactory to all concerned
and it may result in a case for the
circuit court. Monitor.
Branch of National Co-on?ratlve So
ciety Formed at Smlthfleld.
A branch of the Farmers' Educa
tional and Co-operative union has been
organized In the Smlthfleld neighbor
hood with the following officers: W.
J. Garner, president; J. W. Myer, vice
president; Floyd C. Meyer, secretary
and treasurer; E. N. Keeney, conduct
or; Frank Freisen, Jr., chkplain, and
J. T. Meyerle, door keeper.
This is the forerunner of other like
branches in Polk county. H. F. Cut
ting of Dundee is organizer for this
district, and is actively engaged ' in
the work. One of the principal objects
of the union Is the establishment and
maintenance of co-operative stores,
warehouses, creameries and cheese
factories, and the general develop
ment of the territory which it occu
Burned Over Area In Tillamook Conn
ty Planted This Spring.
The forest service has just com
pleted the work on the largest single
p. anting project ever undertaken
the northwest, approximately 10o0
acres having been covered this spring
on Mt. liebo, in Tillamook county,
Oregon. This planting of tree? is a
part of the regular reforestation work
of the forest Bervice, and Is designed
to restore the forest on burned over
areas where the original forests have
been destroyed by Are. and where
nothing but brush now occupies the
land. In this way are barren phices
on the national forest made produc
tive and a future crop of timber pro
While the Mt. Hebo project repre
sents the largest area covered, refores
tation work this spring has been done
upon the Snoqualmle forest in King
and Snohomish counties, Washington,
and upon the Oregon, Washington,
and upon the Oregon, Santlam, Cas
cade and Siuslaw forests in western
Oregon, and upon the Malheur forest
In eastern Oregon, covering in all
approximately 2,500 acres. It Is stat
ed that the success of the spring
planting work was somewhat handi
capped by t the exceedingly dry
weather in March and April, and while
It facilitated the actual labor of plant
ing, it was a detriment to the trees
and may retard their grqvth.
BEACH ROAD STEPS TAKEN.
Liberty Boll at Metropolis.
Portland is one of the most favored
cities In the west in the length of
time that the Liberty bell will stop
over on Its way to the Panama-Pacific
exposition, for the bell will be
there six hours. In the majority of
the cities of the United States the bell
will stop only a few minutes. Ever
ett, Washington, Is the only city on
the coast where is will visit longer
than In Portland, and there It will
top for eight and one-half hours,
Tuesday, July 13, but Its visit there
will be In the night. Seattle will h
visited for five hours, July 14, and the
following morning the bell will be in
Portland from a. m. until noon.
Stops Into Steam Exhaust Pit.
While in , companionship with
number of boys last Thursday evening,
Harry Hartley had the misfortune to
badly scald his left foot and leg half
way to the knee by stepping into the
exhaust pit of the Central heating
plant. He was running backward at
the time of the accident. A physician
was summoned and the young man
was taken to his home, where the
burns were dressed.
Date For Annual Shoot Set
Capt. Stafrin has received orders
for the Third Battalion shoot to be
held at Salem, June 6. Ten men par
ticipate. These men have not yet been
selected. Last year the Dallas com
pany won- the trophy, but before it
comes Into their, permanent posses
sion they must win It twice more.
The men have not had a .great deal of
practice on the range this spring on
account of Inclement weather.
Still Moving for Nnr Road.
M. Peterson who owns the hotel at
Grand Ronde waa in New berg Wed
nesday securing the signature of Char
ley Cavell for the right-of-way for the
proposed new road over the Coast
mountains to Tillamook. Charley Is an
Interested party as he owns an eighty
acre tract of land that will be touched
by the proposed road. Mr. Peterson
Is highly elated over the prospect for
the road and Is anxious to see work
begin on it. Ha says no grades will
exceed two per cent on the new sur
vey. New berg Graphic.
Jrmm Romsc-U's Funeral.
The funeral of Jeme Russell, who
was killed above Black Rock last
week, when the locomotive he wss
running got beyond his control on a
Many Flags Presented.
Forty flags were presented to the
State Normal school at Monmouth by
the Woman's Relief corps. Mrs.
Hurd,- representing the order, said:
'Its purpose is to instill patriotism
Into the hearts of our youths. The
welfare or our nation Is safe as long
as it 1b guarded by the youth of our
Route Ih Turned Down.
Postmaster V. P. Fiske has been ad
vised by the post office department that
the application for a third rural mail
route, recently petitioned for, to run
south and east of this city, has been
rejected because there are not sufficl
ent patrons on the proposed route who
are not already receiving service.
Buena Vista to Graduate Four.
On Friday evening next the gradu
ating exercises of the Buena Vista
high school will take place in the
Methodist Episcopal church there.
President J. H. Ackerman of the Ore
gon Normal school will make the ad
dress of the evening. Mr. S. L. Leon
ard will present the diplomas to the
class. The graduates are as follows:
Raymond Frost, validictorian, Martin
Prather, Edwin LarBen and Clyde Williamson.
Mayor Kirk pa trick Is Home.
Mayor E. C. Kirkpatrick arrived
.last Friday from Portland, where he
had been confined to his room at the
Imperial hotel for a fortnight by ill
ness. He was accompanied by Mrs.
Kirkpatrick. The mayor shows the ef
fects of his recent illness, but is rap
Idly regaining strength and flesh. -
Newport Appropriates Funds for Route
to Otter Rocks.
Those Dallas automobllists who vis
it Newport the coming season by way
of the new Falls City-Siletz highway,
now under construction, will find ad
ditional pleasure in motoring to Otter
Rocks. Initial steps have been taken
to establish hard-surfaced or planked
roaas aiong tne beach in Lincoln
county, the coast line of which Is un
surpassed in Bcenic beauty. Already
tne road has been planked leading
from Waldport to the beach and from
South Beach, across from Newport on
the Waldport stage line, to the beach
and around Seal Rocks, on the south
short of Yaqulna bay. North of
Newport the road to Agate beach will
do completed by August 1. The lat
ter road eventually will lead to Siletz
oay. At present the section connect
ing the Oceanhill or Monterey proper
ty with Newport has been completed
and the second section from Oceanhill
to Agate beach Is fast nearing com
pletion. Money has been appropriated
for temporary Improvements' on the
road to Otter Rocks and the Devil's
rHcKtl ONu THiHO I
NEED MORE THAN THIS
JJlKNOW-iOMI OF THfJ
- real Tobacco chew
- ,N V
(JTHE MOTORIST PICKERS WITH THE OOOD JUDGE )
IF you want to do a good turn to a
friend give him a small chew of
"Right-Gut," the Real Tobacco Chew.
He will be mighty glad to get it. He
is spending twice as much money on his
old kind of tobacco and not getting half
Start him today. Let him get the taste of
rich, pure tobacco seasoned and sweetened just
enough. "Right-Gut," is the Real Tobacco Chew
Take very imall chew-Mess than one-quarter the
old size. It will be more satisfying than a mouthful
of ordinary tobsooo. Juit nibble on it until you find
the strength chew that suits you. Tuck it away.
Then let it rest. See how easily and evenly the real
tobaooo taste comes, how it satisfies without grinding, how
much less you have to spit, how few chews you take to
be tobacco satisfied. That's why it ia The Real Tobacco
Chew, That1, why it costs less in the end.
It ia ready chew, eut fin and .hort ihrnl ao that you won't bav.
to grind oo it with your teeth. GrindiDg on ordinary oandied tobaoco
makca you aptt too much. t
1 r. ta.o of pure, rich tobaoeo doea not need to be covered up with roolaafta sod
lioorioe. Notice how the aalt brintfa out the rich tobaoco taate in "Riiht-Cut."
One small chew takes the place of two big
chews of the old kind.
BO Union Square, New York
(jBUY FROM DEALER OR SEND 10 ? STAMPS TO US
PRESBYTERY HOLDS SESSION.
inspect Polk Highways.
Two engineers from the office of the
state highway engineer were inspect
ing the roadway immediately north of
Independence on Friday last, it being
the purpose of the county court to
hard surface a mile at this point as
soon as possible. The engineers were
accompanied by Roadmaster Finn.
Portland Architect Selected.
The board df regents of the Mon
mouth normal school has decided to
employ John V. Bennes, a Portland
architect, to draft the plans and su
perintend construction of the new
training building, at the school, for
which purpose the last legislature ap
New School District Probable.
At the June term of the county
courts of Polk (and Benton counties
petitions will be presented for the
creatfbn of a Joint school district
the line immediately south of Pedee,
the district to be known as 74.
Mlnlaters from Six Surrounding Coun
ties Convene Here.
The presbytery for this district of
the Willamette valley convened at the
Presbyterian church yesterday morn
ing at 10 o'clock. Dr. Thompson of
McMtnnvtlle, moderator, presiding.
The district comprises Polk. Marion,
Yamhill, Benton, Linn and Lane coun
ties. The session was devoted princi
pally to routine business, little of
which is of special interest to the
New Appointments Made.
The Fish and Game commission has
appointed A. H. Lea of Portland,
state game warden, R. E. Clanton of
Portland, master flsh warden and Wil
liam Ftnley of Portland state biolo
gist. Messrs. Clanton and Lea draw
sal avi es of $2,000 per year and Mr.
Finley $2,400. Superintendents of
fish hatcheries and deputy flsh and
game wardens will be appointed later.
Post Membership Grows,
U. 8. Grant Post, G. A. R. on Sat
urday added another name to the
roster In the person of Mr. C. A. Fu
qua. who held an honorable discharge
from the second Missouri light artil
lery. His obligation to the post brings
the membership to 15.
Pool Room Clmnn Hands.
The Blink pool hall has been pur
chased by F. E. Rlckards of Buell.
who Is now In possession. Mr. Rick-
ards has bn a tiller of the toil, own
ing a farm near Buell.
Jacob Rabb Adjudged Insane,
Jacob Babb, a resident of Mon
mouth and aged about sixty-two years,
has been adjudged Insane. He war
committed to the state institution last
Charge Is Serious.
The Independence Monitor learns
that Peter Kurre was locked up for a
short time in the city Jail, charged
with being a prohibitionist. As he
would not deny the charge and refus
ed to pay any fine he was released.
Now Wears Crutches.
Last week Wm. Young tore one of
the tendons loose in his left foot as
a result of "turning" his ankle when
stepping off a delivery wagon. He is
now able to be about with the aid of
Dislocates Shoulder by Fall.
Mr. Fred Hartman, a resident of
this city, while delivering a load of
lumber on Saturday, had the misfor
tune to full vom his load and dislo
cate his shoulder.
What U An Art of War?
Strange. Indeed are the "laws" of
war. "Thou shalt not kill." says the
Good Book. "We killed 17,00a" re-
New Compensation Ruling-.
The attorney general of this state
has Just ruled that employers may re
ject the provisions of the state In
dustrial commissioner by sending no
tice to the Accident commission, but
the written notice must be filed with
in 60 days of the time set for rejection.
Father of Twin Sons.
Twin sons weighing six pounds each,
were born at Salem on Friday to Sec
retary of State and Mrs. Ben W. OI
cott. This makes three sons in the
family. Mrs. Olcott Is, a sister of Mrs.
Oswald West of Portland, wife of the
Hops on Fplands.
The hop growers of Oregon, espec
ially those of the uplands, are rejoic
ing over the recent rains. Some are
already claiming that the output of
hops In the state will be increased
from 10,000 to 30,000 bales by these
Sell that old automobile; that old
watch; that photograph outfit of which
you have tired; your dog or shoat;
that old wagon, horse or cow, churn,
wheelbarrow, tools for which you have
no use; that shed that ought to be
torn down; that. vacant lot. or any
other thin. The Observer want ads.
will do It for you. One cent the word.
(Under New Management)
Is prepared to supply the citizens
of Dallas with sterilized
MILK and CREAM
A Lasting Friendship
FRESH BREAD, FRUIT
taple and Fancy Groceries
simontoF & scon
Phone 18. 625 Court St.
Delivered every morning to any
part of town, guaranteeing
S. LYNCH, Proprietor
Thirty Years Experience In the-j
Dairy Business In Wisconsin.
Each tht iari of He dm 2
tplmdid grades at 2 diffmnat
Th KiJ Will, tk, ,
Send It By Parcel Post
Send us your laundry by parcel post.
The rural carrier Is now authorised to
transact this business. It costs but a
few cents. We'll return It promptly.
DALLAS STEAM LAUNDRY.
West Side Marble
. O. L. HAWKINS, Proprietor.
MONUMENTS, HEADSTONES AND
DALLAS MEAT COMPANY.
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TEEO. BEBGMANN SHOE HP (J. CO.
Manufacturer, of the Celebrated
PORTLAND -:- OREGON
The strongest and nearest water
proof shoes made for loggers, miners,
prospectors and mill-men.
DR. W. L. HOLLOWAT
DALLAS LIVERY AND
SADDLE HORSES AND SINGLE
BIGS, BUGGIES, CARRIAGES,
HACKS AND AUTOS FOR
Burk & Shepherd