J00f Whs TEKjsFAGES Part Parts TEN PAGES TOIi. tl (THE HOME PAPER) DALLAS, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 115. (TWICE-A-WEEK NO. at HOW DRAWING TO CLOSE COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES TO NIGHT END ACTIVITIES. Various SoclaJJea of High School En tertain With Splendid Programs. Banquet Tomorrow. This has been a busy week with tne Jjaiias public schools, as com mencement week always la. -There has been something doing every evening. commencing with Sunday, when the Rev. Curtis delivered the baccalaur eate sermon to the thirty graduates and a large audience of their friends and admirers. The Adelphian and PMlogy societies have each had splendid programs, followed by the Junior-senior reception, which was a brilliant affair. Last night was the (seniors' class day program, which was the last prior to the commence ment exercises tonight. This, of course, Is the event of the week. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Churchill will deliver the address to the class, and that it will be a mas terly effort, and one well worth hear ing, goes without saying. Mr. Church- :: ill is an ible speaker. On Saturday night the Wumnl banquet will be held, and from present indications the at tendance will be large. - The affair will be quite elaborate. Those events of the week not already "covered" by The Observer in its Tuesday issue are as follows: Phllogla Program. A splendid program was given by the Phllogla Literary society at the high school auditorium Tuesday even ing. - The entertainment was well at tended, every seat in the house being filled and a number were standing. The program consisted of a play, "The Keptomanlac," put on entirely by the girls. It took much preparation and drilling, but it was well worth the time spent in rehearsals. The scene occurred In the drawing room of Mrs. John Burton, wife of Lawyer Burton, a noted lawyer of the day. A number, of her friends call to see her during the afternoon. Mrs. Burton, having been to a recital lost her purse and a suspicious looking woman sitting near, Mrs. Burton picked up the coat which she had dropped, thus suspicion was directly laid to this person. Af ter notifying the sophomore detective agency of the loss of the purse and calling up the Imperial hotel, it Is dis covered that the suspicious looking woman was the wife of her husband's client, who Is to dine at her home that evening. After much telephoning and confusion they succeeded In calling up the police ,nd In waylaying the de tectives." nd then, as Miss .Freda Dixoift-juh' afternoon caller, goes to leave iTViddenly finds that she has exchanged" coats with some one.-Upon further Investigation she also finds that the coat belongs to Mrs. John Burton. The rings and money are re turned to the owner. Th following young ladles were In the play: Mrs. John Burton Peggy, Helen Casey; Mrs. Valliere Chase Armsby, Val Young; widow, Hallis Smith; Mrs. Charles Dover, a newly wed, Marjorle Holman; Mrs. Preston Ashley, Bertha Helen Loughary; Miss Freda Dixon, Maude Barnes, Evelyn Evans, journalist, Thelma Lunde: maid of Mrs. Burton, Naomi Scott. Be- lore me piay tne rnuogia orcnestra rendered a few selections, which were greatly appreciated. Miss Georgia Curtis also sang a solo which' was well received. Juniors Entertain Seniors. One of the most elaborate affairs of the season was given at the Wood man hall. Wednesday evening, by the Junior class in honor of the Seniors. The guests began to arrive at 8 o' clock and each girl was presented with a senior class rose. The SenlorB were then ushered Into the hall by Mrs. B. Casey, one of the patronesses. The members of the Junior class re ceived their gueBts. The hall was artistically decorated In vinlng maple ivy and bowers of sweet peas. Jap anese lanterns hung In festoon's from the ceiling, giving the room a Japa nese effect. In one corner was a Jap anese booth, decorated In orange and black festoons, ivy and maple and Japanese fans and umbrellas. Two girls in klmonas presided at the punch bowl Novel and original games furnished amusements throughout the evening. A very unique program was given to each student. The boys signed for their partners, and then games were played. The first number on the program was the Grand March, led by Miss Griffin and Mr. Eakln. "Farmer In the Dell," Jerusalem and poetry telling were also played. Mr. Hubert Shepherd won the prize, a Japanese umbrella, for having the most original poem. And then later each senior was given a number. Then one of the Juniors called for the numbers, when each member claimed his or her present, which varied from fans to baby dolls. Late In the evening luncheon was served. Misses Cartwright and Irwin presided at the lunch table. The re freshments were greatly appreciated by all present The pink and green color scheme was carried out through out the evening. j 4 Miss Elva Lucas rendered a num ber of vocal solos, which were great ly appreciated. Miss Lucas has won derful talent In music and the guests considered themselves lucky In secur ing her aa soloist for the evening Miss Irvin also rendered a vocal solo, which was well received. Mr. Eak in's orchestra furnished music The members of the Senior class wisti to thank the Junior class for the splendid reception. It will re main wth them in memory their remain- . year of school work. Tbe-iatrons and patronesses were: Mr. aad Mrs. George T. Gertinger. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Kirk pa trick. Mr. and Mrs. B. Casey, Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Ford, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Dunkle- berger, Miss M. A. McDonald and Miss Ross Sheridan. Seniors Give Program. The senior class gave a very unique program at the auditorium last night and were greeted by a splendid audi ence which was more' than apprecia tive. The stage was artistically dec orated in ivy and vlning maple. At one corner of the stage was the anvil, and on the stage was also a campflre which gave the scene a vague gypsy effect. The first portion of the program consisted of selections by the high school orchestra, being followed by an instrumental solo by Muriel Grant; reading by Gertrude Wilson; instru mental solo, Dorothy Bennett; read ing teacher's petition, Leonllla Smith; class will, Jost Helgerson; the gypsy scene. , When the curtains -were drawn, be hold a number of gypsies sitting and recllnglng on the floor. A number of gypsy men were playing cards around the fire. The first number of the gipsy scene, solo, "Gypsy John," Jack Eakln'; an vil chorus, senior class with the an vil accompaniment; duet, "Home to Our Mountains," Jack Eakln, Lucile Hamilton; Gipsy, senior class; Car mena waltz, Florence Allen, which was cleverly danced; class prophecy by Marie Griffin, which aroused much laughter and merriment among the audience; class song, senior class; Dallas High, (Sunny and Smithie.) EASTERNER SEEING AMERICA. Allen Dunkleberger of. Pennsylvania Paying Visit to Coast Country. Allen R. Dunkleberger, brother of H, H. Dunkleberger of the Dallas high school, visited the latter and his fam ily during the past week. Mr. Dun kleberger left the east April 30th for the Pacific-Panama exposition, stop ping at Chicago, Newton, Kansas, and in Colorado. He spent about ten days at the San Diego and San Fran cisco fairs and speaks in glowing termB of the exhibits and attractions. The attendance Is large at both, but many of the eastern tourists fall to come by-way of Oregon on account of the discrimination in rates. Mr. Dun kleberger, being in the employ of Un cle Sam as mail carrier, finds it easy to get permission to be off duty fre quently. This has made it possible I for him to do much traveling. But he believes in seeing America first and has, therefore, done his sightsee ing In our own country, Canada, Mex ico and Cuba. This- is his second visit to the coast, having been here before during the Seattle fair. He also visited . the Jamestown fair and the St. Louis fair. - Being a baseball fan he follows the league games quite closely, and can apeak with enthusi asm of Ty Cobb and his kind. He has visited every state in the union but four, and has seen all of the great cities. He likes the spirit of the west and Is greatly impressed with the pro gress of San Francisco and Portland, but he doesn't hesitate to express his loyalty to his home city, Reading, Pa. which is the fourth largest In popa latlon and third largest in point of manufactures in the Keystone state. Being only two and a half hours dis tance from New York city, and one hour's distance from Philadelphia, it has easy access to jhe great ports from which many of Its principal manufactures find their way to Eur- ope. He la now visiting the Rose fair, but expects to be back for a day or two before leaving for Vancouver, B. C. From the latter point he will fol low the Canadian Pacific route through the Rockies, and reach To ronto and Buffalo by way of the Great Lakes, expecting to reach home about July. While in Dallas, he accompan ied the Dallas high school students on their mountain day trip and greatly enjoyed the sociability of the young people. Far Beyond His Expectations. "We enjoyed a wonderfully large trade last Saturday, and In fact ever since our sale started," said Mr. Howe of the Dallas Mercantile company yesterday. "Our newspaper announce ments," he continued, "brought the crowds.. After they came they found that genuine bargains were awaiting them, and naturally this brought hun dreds of others. ThiB special sale has given better results than we antici pated." This Is a splendid testimonial to the value of advertising In the lo cal newspapers. Very naturally, Mr. Howe anticipated drawing crowds to the sale, but not for a moment did he expect the continuous jam brought about by this agency. The sale was scheduled for thirteen days, and those that have glided into the beautiful beyond have been busy ones at the store of the Dallas Mercantile com pany. Music Highly Appreciated. Mrs. Oscar Hayter and Messrs. IX. S. Grant and John Uglow of Dallas will furnish the music when the grand of ficers of the Order of Eastern Star convenes in Portland next week for the purpose of exemplifying the work. On the occasion of the recent grand matron's visit to Dallas this trio en tertained with musical numbers at her reception, and so appreciative was she of Its excellence that she Issued an Invitation to the. performers to fur nish music for the grand officers gathering. Commission Fails to Arrive. The Railroad commission did not go to Alrtie yesterday to investigate complaint of Inadequate railroad service, as had been announced. Neither had the people there been notified at a late hour yesterday when the investigation would take place. There Is anxiety among Alrlieites ov er the matter, as they are convinced that the commission will, when It learns the real facts In the ease, come ts their rescue. WILLIAM JENNINGS BRY.AN. William Jennings Bryan, three times democratic candidate for the presidency of the United States and author of nearly thirty peace treaties with the principal nations of the world, resigned on Tuesday as secre tary of state as a dramatic sequel to his disagreement with President Wil son over the government's policy to FINISH EIGHTH GRADE POLK COUNTY STUDENTS SUC CESSFUL IN EXAMINATION. Only Twenty-Three o the Two Hun dred and Thirty-Three Fall to Pass, Making High Percent. Two hundred and ten pupils of the Polk county schools, having success fully completed the -eighth grade for the school year 1914-1915, will re ceive their diplomas from Governor James Wlthycombe at the Rickreall picnic tomorrow. There were 2S3 pu pils who wrote in this examination, of which number only S3 failed to pass, making the percentage of successful ones 94, surely a splendid showing, and one of which Superintendent Sey mour and his corps of rural teachers have every reason to be proud. The picnic at Rickreall tomorrow is held, in part,' In honor of these graduates, a list of whom is given in the fol lowing: Zena, District No. 1 Helen Baker, Mary Leota Catton, Frank Lee Catton. Dallas, District No. t Virgil Brock, William Young, Merle Ramey, Edwin Serr, Beatrice Springstien, Sarah Allen, Clarence Nelson, George Smith, Dale Brock, Zelma Fulgham, Mildred Shaw, Elma Hayes, Clora RamBey, Wayne Schrlver, Elwyn Craven, Nel lie Allen, Echo Ellis, Raymond Gohrke, L. Z. Rockwell, J. Dell Sle forth, Olga Zollin, Vernetta Smith, Nada Wilson, Irvln Balderee, Belva Bee-be, Lewis Hosh, Philip Wilson, Gertrude Ragsdale, Lunda Pitaser, Nathella Boaler, Loyd Prichard. Smlthfleld, District No. I Peter J. Helndricks, Elsie Smith, Johnnie Trent, Charles Earnest Bones, Pedee, District No. 6 Blanche La- cey. Lewisville. District No. 6 Reatha Grant, Samuel F. Schirman. Ballston, District No. 9 Muriel Newbill, Iva Kenworthy, Jolin -Focht. Salt Creek, District No. 10 Amos Hinton, Ewln Foster, Lillian Razlaff. Parker, District No. 11 Herbert Coleman. Valley View, District No. 12 Ralph V. Kester, Daniel B. Hewitt. Grove A. Peterson, Jr., Helen De Armond, Ra chel E. M. Boyer. Monmouth, District No. 18 Donna Mason, Lowell Hudson, Denzel Moore, Hope McDonald, Christine Halvorsen, Maxwell Bowersox, Glen McNeil, Wil lie Harvey, Everett Evans, Myron O' Connor, Beatrice Pearce. Orchards, District No. 15 Johnny Voth, Daniel J. Bartel, Helen Wlebe, Henry Classen, Maud Lyons, Elmer Lyons, Dietrich Bartel. Airlle, District No. 16 Helen Jones. Agnes Bevens, Thelma L. Turner, Don ald Turner, Eric A. Petre. Bethel. District -No. 17 Lucy In gram. Elsie Chrlstenson, Monroe Coo ley. Willis Cook. Polk Station. District No. It Mary McNulty. John Charles Tllgner'. Oak Grove, District No. 19 Emil a Stevens. Elvin Robert Shaffer, Viola Cordelia Smith. Perrydale, District No. tl -Otella Friar, Herman Gilliam, Preston Jones, Percy Zumwalt, Kenneth Connor. Fali-vlew, District No. 22 Gladys Wilson, John Currle. Butler. District No. it Richard Hagman, Ebben Ray, Clifford Wood en. Rickreall, District No. ! Herschel Wait, Myrtle VaHlere, Jamie Farmer, Frank Bradea. Marie Sherwood. Lynn Dempsey, Marjorle Bennett. (Continued on pace twe. ) ward Germany. The resignation was accepted by the president. The cab tnet then approved the response which had been prepared to the German re ply to the Lusitania note. Acting sec retary Robert Lansing signed the doc ument on Wednesday and It was ca bled to Berlin. Secretary Bryan re turned to. private life on Wednesday, when his resignation took effect. CLUBS MAY BE UNITED CREOLE CLUB WOULD JOIN ISSUES WITH BOOSTERS. Committee Appointed By Former Or . xanlzattoa to Present Matter to ,, Commercial Club. There Is a possibility that the Com mercial club and the La Creole club may consolidate. The directory of the latter organization, at a meeting Tues day evening, took the Initiative In the matter and appointed Messrs. A. L. Martin and Ed. Jacobson a committee to wait upon the Commercial club to present the question of consolidation to the booster body. No plan has been suggested, that part of the pro posed program being left pending a signification- of willingness by the membership of the two clubs. The Observer some months ago sug gested ' the combining of these clubs, believing that it would redound to their mutual Interests as well as the interests of the community, and it would be gratified to see the union brought about, provided arrangements could be made so as not to Impair the workings of the booster organiza tion. The La Creole club's directory has suggested that In case of consoli dation additional room be secured in the building at the corner of Main and Court streets, where It Is located. HOLD PROFITABLE MEETING. Medical Men of Three Counties Con vene at Dayton on Tuesday. On Tuesday evening the members of the Marion-Polk-Yamhill county Med ical society assembled In Dayton for the regular meeting. After an excel lent dinner at the McCann hotel, the meeting was called to order In the Dayton club rooms. The principal pa per of the evening was delivered by Dr. T. Homer ColYen of Portland, who chose for his subject, "The Treatment of the Irregular Heart," which was scientifically interesting and valuable. Delegates were elected to represent the society at the state association meeting, which Is to be held at Port land In September. Dr. M. E. Reltzel of Dayton, Dr. W. B. Morse of Salem and Dr. V. C. Staats of Dallas were elected delegates Dr. Cook of Mc Mlnnville, Dr. Clements of Salem and Dr. McCallon of Dallas were elected alternate delegates. TEMPORARY INSANITY DEFENSE Attorney for Lee Dale Will Make Strong Pica at Pendleton. From Information received in Dal las yesterday it is certain that Lee Dale's attorney will Interpose the in sanity plea to save Lee Dale, accused of the murder of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ogilvey of California gulch, from con viction If he is brought to trial, ac cording to Attorney R. E. Butler of Milton, who will defend Dale. The grand Jury has examined a number of Pilot Rock residents in its Investi gation of the double murder. Loses Bratiiers la War. D. Monroe, sn Englishman, who has resided twelve years In Oregon, and who Is quite well known In Polk county, he having visited here on sun dry and divers occasions while la the employ of the Brunswick-Balk com pany of Portland, was la Dallas so Wednesday selling furniture polish to replenish his depleted parse. He was a Valued employee of the billiard ta ble manufacturers, but was let out when the state was voted dry last fall.. This, however, caused him no great concern, for he had through frugality accumulated sufficient means to keep the wolf from the door for many moons. But the unexpected happened. Two brothers, while visit ing in their native land, were drafted Into, the British army, both losing their lives. One left a family of wife and three small children, and Monroe went to their rescue, liquidating claims against them, and giving them his savings of years that they might have the necessaries- of life without seeking charity, feeling that he could make his way alone. . OREGON HEN LEADS OTHERS. Agricultural College Leghorn Makes Record at Exposition. The sixth report of the world egg- laying contest at the Panama-Pacific exposition shows that the O. A. C. Leghorns led with 208 eggs and the crosses were second with 188. The Barred Rock dropped back one place in the race. For the term record at this, the middle point of the race, the Canada pen of Adams' White Wy andottes is still in the lead with 773 eggs, while the O. A. C. Leghorns are in second place and have all but over hauled their splendid competitors. Last month the Leghorns were 47 eggs behind their rivals, this month they are but five behind. -. The O. A. C. crosses are third with 712 eggs, hav ing advanced 'from fifth place last month. The O. A. C Barred Rock are now fifth In the term records with 694. There are 60 pens In the contest The lowest record is 127 eggs for the six months, made by a San Fran cisco flock. The O. A. C. Leghorns and crosses are now ahead of any other pens from the United States or England. The encouraging thing about the O. A. C. flock is that the three pens stand close together right near the top. They were bred by the same selective method and results show beyond question that the breed ing has been good. The highest indi vidual record is that of the New York Leghorn with 111 eggs for the six months. Two O. A. C. crosses are tied for second with 107 eggs each. The third highest is an O. A. C. Leghorn with 105 eggs, and another Oregon Leghorn is sixth with 96 eggs. GRAND OPERA AT CHAUTAUQUA. Leading Stars Will Present B Trova- tore Under Huge Canvas. Those who attend the Dallas Chau tauqua next month will be privileged to hear grand opera by a company composed of stars In the grand opera firmament. . When , tt is. considered that grand opera Is a luxury which even the big cities can see now and then such a statement as the above Is apt to be questioned. But the war Is the explanation. The abnormal con dition In Europe has hit the highest priced singers In the world as hard as any class. Artists who never ap pear at a single concert for less than several hundred dollars are now stranded in America and have made terms with Chautauqua bureaus which permits smaller cities to enjoy such rare talent The II Trovatore Grand Opera sing ers are among the ablest artists on the stage. II Trovatore will be pre sented In full costume and to the ac companiment of Clriclllo's concert band. It will be such a feast of mu sic as will be long remembered. This concert alone will be worth the price of a season ticket to the assembly and usually costs this much when presented before audiences of thous ands. FOURTH PLANS ARE LAID. Independence Will Hold First Pro- gram In Many Years. Arrangements are being made to hold a Fourth of July celebration In Independence on Saturday, July t. In dependence Is one of the many cities that have not had celebrations of this kind for several years, and the general committee of business men and Com mercial club, Civic Improvement league and Sunday school representa tives Is laying the plans. The pro gram will Include parades, races, a basket dinner and a gathering at the city park for addresses. Pays Heavy Tuition to Salem. H. C. Seymour, county school su perintendent of Polk county, on Tues day forwarded to the superintendent of the Salem schools I860 for tuition for the Polk county pupils attending Salem schools during the term Just closed. The amount la for twenty-one students at HO each who attended the Salem schools during the entire term, and for one student who at tended only the last semester, paying 128. J Leo Frank Most Hang. The state board of control yesterday has ruled that Leo M. Frank, whose sentence some Dallas people asked to be commuted, must hang for the mur der of little Mary Phagan. The ap peal for a commutation of Frank's sentence to life imprisonment was de nied. The decision came aa a dis tinct surprise as it had been freely predicted the appeal would be grant ed. Will Observe Memorial Sunday. Ths Knights of Pythias will observe their memorial day on Sunday, June to, the sermon being delivered by Rev. Geo. H. Bennett at the Meth odist Episcopal church. The mem bers will meet at Castle hall, and go to the church in a body, attending the morning service. Aa Old-Time Meeting. Fifty years ago yesterday a meet ing was held In Dallas "for the aar pose of discussing such measures as will tend to maintain civil authority." Judge Boise and J. . Smith were speakers. NATION ASSERTS r.:SHTS AMERICANS ENTITLED TO TRAV EL REGARDLESS OF WARNING. Summary of America's Note to Ger many on Sinking of Lusitania Presented Yesterday. The American rejoinder to the Ger man government's reply to the note following the sinking of the Lusitania was made public today and the text is given below: . . . - i ttfttttTtf tTTTTT , Recognition by Germany of r principle of freedom of seas to 4- vessels. In cases of Cushlng 4- and Gulfllght noted with grati- 4 ncation. . - . , United States surprised by Germany's contention in case of Falaba that effort of mer- 4 4- chantmen to escape alters 'ob- 4 4 ligation of attacker in reBpect 4- of the safety of those on board. : . 4- Government declared to 4- have performed fully its obli- 4 4 gation to see that neutrality 4 was not violated by Lusitania. Germany said to be misin- 4 4 formed in assumption that 4 vessel was armed or violated 4 United States law with re- 4 spect to cargo. r Details of German conten- 4" tlons held Irrelevant to dues- 4 tlon of Illegality of methods. 4 4 Sinking of passenger ships 4 declared to involve principles 4 of humanity which life is out of the class of ordinary sub- Jects of International contro- versy. 41 United States contends for 4 4 something greater than rights of property or privileges of 4 4 commerce. It contends for 4- 4 sacred rights of humanity. 4 Only actual resistance or re- 41 4 fusul to stop could have Justl- 4 4 fled putting lives of those on 4 poard Lusitania in Jeopardy. 4- 4 United States ready at any 4 time to act In attempt to bring 4 about understanding between Germany and Great Britain by 4- which character of sea war- 4 4 fare may be changed. 4 Meanwhile United States 4 4- solemnly irenews represents- 4 tlons of note of May 15. .... Proclamation of war one or warning of neutrals not ad- 4 mltted as abbreviating rights 4 4 of Americans on lawful er- 4 rands to travel on merchant 4 ships of 'belligerent nation- 4 ality. 4 4 United States deems It reas- 4 4 onable to expect that Germany 4 will adopt measures to safe- 4 guard American ships and lives and asks again for as- 4 suranoes , that this will be 4 done. 4 . Will Receive Diplomas Tonight. This evening at the high school au ditorium the annual commencement exercises will be held, when thirty students will receive their diplomas. This Is the largest class ever gradu ated from the high school here. The members of this year's class are Kay Dey Armond, Florence O. Walker, Vera M. Wagner, Edward Preston, El mer W. Balderee, Herbert H, Shep herd, Ray O. Grounds, Willis H. Mo Danlel, Lucile B. Hamilton, Oscar H. Peterson, Gertrude R. Wilson, Karah Gertrude Toevs, Muriel Olivia Orant. Oda M. Blodgett, A. Marjorle Bennett, J. Russell Shepnerd, Lola Gertrude Ramsey, Georgia Vae Curtis, Miriam Gertrude Hart, Leonllla I Smith, Kl- sle Echo Friszell, Dorothy Sarah Ben nett, Millie Alice Skers'es, Florence Vernon Allen, Susie Ethel Ramsey, Joseph Norman Helgerson, John B. Eakin, Alfreda Garner, Ernest D. Holslngton, Marie V. Griffin. PORTLAND SUFFERS FIRE LOSS. Early Morning Blase on East Side Re sults In S221,0O0 Damage, Early Tuesday morning a fire on the East side water front at Portland, destroyed property estimated at 1211.000. The Standard Box and Lumber company, located at East Water and Pine streets sustained a loss estimated at $200,000. The Acme Planing Mill company property was damaged to the amount of $10,000. Miscellaneous damage to the amount of 12,000 was estimated. The build ings burned were located near the railroad tracks and trains were delay ed for many hours. Just how the fire was started has not been deter mined. NEW HIGHWAY TO COAST. Yamhill and Tillamook Decide on Soar Grass Route at S20.0OU. Ths county courts of Yamhill and Tillamook counties, at a seesioa In Til lamook on Tuesday, decided to form a Joint road district to build the Sour Grass route, each county appropriat ing 110,000. It Is ths intention of the county courts to call for bids at once, and It Is estimated that the road can be built and pianksd la sixty days for 20.000. Mr. Pr1isrd Improving. Last reports from C L. Prichard. who underwent aa operation at the Dallas hospital for gallstones, are to the effect that he Is greatly Improved. and that chances for his recovery are favorable. Mr. Prichard was constd- fd tn dangerous condition ea Tuesday.