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THE POLK COUNTY OBSERVER, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1915.
TERSE TALES OF TOWN
LOCAL NEWS OP DALLAS AND
Personal Paragraphs Pertaining
People and Their Movements,
Gleaned by Observer.
Miss Dora Elkins is entertaining
her mdther from Kails City this week.
Mrs. Theo. Farrington and Mrs. Os
car Holman spent Monday in Salem.
The subject selected for the Chris
tian Science lesson sermon Sunday,
October 10, is: "Are Sin, Disease
and JJeath KealT"
C. F. Ellison was a Portland Visit
or over the week-end.
age at which light fingered persons
are usually prosecuted, and as she
sat in the witness chair and disclaim
ed any intention of stealing it he
cream, valued, at the maximum, at 80
cents, she made an almost pitiful
GERMAN WAR FILMS COMING.
By Special Arrangement The Grand
The Getman war pictures, which
will be shown at The Grand theater
Wednesday, are close-range views of
the adtfual fighting in the eastern and
western theaters of war in Europe.
They were taken by a moving picture
operator, who was allowed to go on
the firing line under the sanction of
the German government, and at the
uisk of his hie. That bis perils were
manifold 'the pictures prove and the
fact that he brought back with him,
a roll of films taken by an operator
KILLING WAS JUSTIFIED
CORONER'S JURY RENDEDS VER
DICT IN CASE HOMICIDE.
Nevertheless Perpetrator of Deed Is
Held to Grand Jury for Second
Alio iiiLf lo itujLii ma uiauiieu u . . ,. . .,
f a n i '!.. -T j n the- .trench firing line, attests the
n , ",.j -.,1. biuJdini? and ngnting; close views 01
Will Ultt-tLt) tui CAICUUCU taii wiuu I .,i 1 1 1 . 1 ,. 1 1
friends and relatives in California iT'T!" S?
and Arizona. "6"" " iuu. w uuau.uj 6"'
M.s. Jesse Barham and children ft'.".,? Wlk f thvf "
and Mrs. Barium', mother, Mrs. Ida ,!" JZ rZV Th it
TxlI 1 pu. enW,i pM ,,,.. ins parts 01 the pictures. ihe oper-
1X3 4."m? Plod forts tken by fte
Barham will follow his family a little siege in
wer Belgium, and he was actually in Lou-
T.i,tnnt K,.th P. William. vain. Ueg when the German
s? fcLHat: ; dddiel bu! S S5
mj j rru- 1 -t 'tions crumbling and walls of fine
r;8 orthTw j m ,. of
diiotvI mmmnv nnn innnAnMn fin A I . B
Mrs. JT. A. Wolf of Jails City Has
J'or a number of days he was wmh
UiVY IWW ill' .1 n A' J t
The Observer's thanks for a beautiful "j"8" 7 VS . -u n -
Miuueu many vivo? yicw uj. mo wet
man war lord and the popular Ger
man idol, Field Marshal von Hinden
bivrg. One of tihe most spectacular
boquet of dahlias.
Fred Morgan of McMinnville was
s visitor in the city on Tuesday.
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lira ouuucu mueeus ui miDi nail u . . , n ,, , 0
Morrison on Tuesday evening made u,,,,.s 18 ma V""! u,mu"1" a"u .T-
: n . t l1 wiob-a wt'""j
a trip into the mountains in search L"89 hly trMnjd men and
nt 1; Mnrrio who wai. en iovin? a nOT5es 111 un a11""-'14 18 """"S "uu
aW . ,,,i.u Mf hair-raismg.
hunting trip. After some trouble Mr.
eibley found Mr. Morrison and re
turned with him to his wife 's bedside
on Wednesday. Mrs. Morrison had
recovered somewhat by that time and
is now much better.
Mrs. C. E. Snyder, who has enjoy-
WHEAT PRICE GOING UP.
Local Mills Have Supplied All De
mands Recent Pnce Increase.
Although most of the flour mills in
Hia nnntv n.r nrpii.v well Riirmlied
ed a visit at Roseburg during the past wi,h f(r lt,ne winter there is
few weeks, jeturued to her home here Btiii ,nsiderahla beina- sold bv the
yesterday. farmers in this vicinity. Many, as is
lloyd Smith, who has made a name usuallv the case, are holdine their
lor minseii as a Keeper 01 iancy uees croip for tne top price and expect the
and a producer of excellent honey, increased demand to make that price
was re-elected secretary of the Ore- a om!i Portland buyers have
pon nee jveeuers associuuon, ai me ihnken t he r share of wheat from the
meeting held in Salem late last week, county and local mills have taken
Mrs. Harold Hunsen, who has been more tlan jn previous years, bult the
visiting in Portland, returned to her demand is still fairly good with Che
home in Dallas early in the week. price ranging, at the mills, close to
B. I. Osbora, who has purchased 75 pnts. rt. iv ila8 wheat been
the stock of the Walker score at Bu- ,,urchased bv Polk countv mills, but
ell, engaged Fred Holman and Paul PnrtllnH and California mills as well
Busk to make an inventory of the ,as geVeial eastern companies have
eHiuuusmneni ueiore ue uiKes posses- entered the field. In ithe larger mar
sion and the gentlemen left early in kets Cne p,- 0f wi,eat has advanced
the week to undertake the task. , the first of the oresent month
Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Young are en- almost eio-ht. cents Th nufsidn hnv-
tertaining Itheir daughter, Mrs. James : iinm,i,o. m;th th inni-Bosfirf nrinB
Leach, and her husband and family, ;s causing the farmers not only to
uus wee. , , hiu.k ,e nest of their c.ron. hut
u. J. L,napin, cuuniy agncuuunsi tn , prnniu 1 i ivr nrirw. (Vren. man.
of Maiion county, with his family, fhirfirs in tha east, have iiractinail.
was a Dollns visitor early in the y flned their wants from the crop
week. Mrs. Chapin is a .laughter of 0f the Pacific northwest, and Polk
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Muscott. countv has contributed its share to
tare. Kit-Hard Leignton is visiting ! r.on nr Him n,-i..is Hint i.v
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel been shipped from northwestern
oaines ait rawronisville. Miss Anna states'. Foreign grain markets have
Gaines, as sister, who has spent sev- 0ted dhe nricn advance, hut. hecanse
smi wtreita iicre, .iBiurneti 10 vraw- nf t h inciwase in nnoan fieicht ratna
fordsville with Mrs. Leighton. piowere in this section of the country
Ihe Kev. G. ti. Bennett is at home ,i it. tim.nlt. t iwrtininato in itho
. 1: 1. . .. 1 1
mwi vpciMiiii tt ween 111 oouinern trading.
Oregon, where he attended the con
ference of the Methodist church, and POLK HAS MUCH COMPANY,
spent several days at hunting,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kolb of Gates Twenty Counties in Big Portland
visited in Dallas on Wednesday. Show.
Mrs. H. H. Belt has been enter- "When I say that the coming Man
taining her friend, Mrs. George Bur- ufacturers' and Land Products show
nett of Salem, who was here this will surpass the exposition of Ore
week, gon's products made at the Lewis
Cooper Brothers of tliis city took and Clarke fair, I have data at hand
first prize on Ancona cock, second and support my statement," said A.
"That death was caused bv eunsho'f
wounds inflicted by bam Case, and
in the mind of the Coroner's jury
it was a case ot selt-detense and
justifiable homicide," was the ver
dict rendered by the coroner's jury
at Oregon Citiy on Tuesday, at the
inquest held over tllie body of Ernest
Case, killed Sunday night near his
home in Park Place, bam Case ap
peared with his counsel, George C.
Brownell, before Justice of the Peace
Sievers for the preliminary examina
tion and was bound over to the grand
jury on a charge of second degree
murder. He waived examination. The
grand jury will meet next Monday.
Ihe browieiB were tormerly residents
of Polk county.
The trouble between Ernest, on one
side, and the rest of the Case family
01 seven girls and tour boys, began
during the childhood of the boys. Er
nest was the youngest of the boys
and, Cassius declared, was always
taking advantage 01 his brothers and
sisters. "Sam and I stayed on the
iorm and worked so that Ernest
could go to school," he said. "Sam
was a good boy and we were willing
to sacrifice our own time so that our
brother could get a schooling. We
believed that after Ernest had gone
through school he would help us with
his education. That was all we ex
pected for reward. But when Ernest
came from school he used the learning
we had helped him secure to get Ihe
best of us. He has cheated us time
and time again."
Labon Case, an early pioneer of
Polk county, was their father. He
took up a donation land claim of 640
acres and a timber claim of 300 acres
in early days, which, Cassius said,
rapidly increased in value when the
county was settled. " Ernest wanted
to leave the farm as soon as he was
of age and go to town. When he was
21 years old he married against the
wishes of my parents. Ernest later
was divorced, opened a restaurant in
Corvallis and finally married one of
his waitresses. A year after his sec
ond wife died, he married again, this
time a sister of Sam's wire." For
the last five years the illfeeling be
tween Sam and Ernest has been stead
ily growing stronger. Even their wives
were forbidden to speak to each oth
er, Cassius said, although they were
The Polk county estate of his par
ents and the estate of Samuel Nealy,
an uncle, were taken by Ernest from
his brothers, Cassius said. The long
series of injuries and insults added
to the feeling between Sam and Er
nest, Cassius explained, until about
a year ago Ernest is said to have
threatened his brother's life. Of the
12 children of Mr. and Mrs. Labon
Case, only six are now living. They
are George Case, in the east; Tom
Case of Lebanon, Cassius and Sam
Case of Park Place, Mrs. Bell Booth
F., a Jersey, owned by N. H. Smith,
$10: In the Jersey special futurity
snane, 4U, divided into three prizes,
Vive La France, won first; Old Man's
Darling, second, and St. Mawes Susis
POLE'S DISPLAY A BEAUTY.
Varied Resources of County Shown at
the state Fair.
Polk county, winner of the blue
ribbon at the State fair last week,
featured hops and prunes, the name
of the county having been worked
with 3800 hop burs and 216 prunes.
Mohair and wool were also shown as
important products of the county.
Forty-seven varieties of grasses were
shown, six varieties of forage crops,
live 01 wild grasses and seven or me
dicinal herbs, ten of clover, two of
them wild or native varieties; nine
varieties of peas, seven of nuts. 78
lars of processed truits and vegeta
bles and 25 varieties of garden seeds.
In the display were excellent show
ings of apples, dried prunes, logan
berries, peaches, pears, tomatoes.
grapes, corn, onions, butter, honey.
cheese and peanuts. The grains of
the eoumty were shown in 48 samples
flhreshed. Iwo varieties of native
peas were shown along vwith. alsike,
vetch and flax. In all 60 varieties
of vegetables were displayed. J. E
French, Mrs. Winnie Braden and C.
C. Gardner and wife were in charge
or the exhibit. Ihis display will now
go to the Land Products show in
Portland and will be in charge of
BLODGETT COUPLE ELOPES.
After Attending Sunday School Lov
ers Head for Canada.
Corvallis Gazette: Edwin John
son, aged 28, eloped yesterday from
Blodgett with fifteen-year-old Ruth
Thompson, daughter of J. A. Thomp
son, of that place. Johnson met the
girl at the Sunday school hour yes
terday and they went to Sunday
school, but lett shortly before the
school was dismissed. They were seen
to go over the hill irom the church
where it is believed Johnson had an
automobile waiting, and that they
came to Corvallis or Albany and took
the Oregon Electric tor Portland. The
father of the girl was away from
home for the day, returning late in
the evening. Learning of the elope
ment of his daughter, Mr. Thompson
boarded the excursion train last night,
came to Corvallis, where he was met
at the train by Sheriff Gella'lly and
the two went to Portland in search
of the elopers. They are reported
to have started for British Columbia.
The girl is under age of consent, and
the parents objected to her keeping
company with Johnson. Johnson is
STAGE SET FOR BIG GAMES.
of Salem, and Mrs. Jenny Belt o;
OREGON DAY OCTOBER THIRTY.
third on cockerel, second on pullet
ana second on pen at Uie state tair.
Dr. L. A. Bollinan also brought home
Prof. Johnson, who was here dur
ing several months last summer eiv-
ing bible lectures under the auspices
of the Advent ist society, will ledluie
at the church of that denomination
Mrs. Ernest A Miller of Corvallis,
who, Willi her husband, accompanied
air. and -Mrs. A. 1.. Martin on their
recent trip to San Francisco, was a
visitor at the Martin home yesterday.
MRS. HUNNICUTT GETS FINE.
For Stealing Cream She Will Pay $50
'A half gallon of crenra will cost
Mrs. Ellen lliiniiirult $."(( and court
msts, according to the findinirs of a
jury in Judge Belt's court Vesteidav
afternoon. The unfortunate woman
made away with a jar of cream from
the Mclaughlin ranch south of Inde
pendence, in which vicinity the Hun-
nirutt family is more or less notor
ious ror its lawlessness. It took
Judije N. I Butler for the defendant
and J. E. Sibley for the state only a
short time to present their eases and
Ihe jury was out several hours in
finding a verdict. It is probable
and has nntil one o'clock to pay
the amount. She was given nntil
1 o'clock today to raise the money.
Her son Harry was senlenced earlier
in the week to a term in the peni
entisry and another son Kmiie was
paroled from that institution more
than a month ago. The latter is also
nder indictment at this term of
court. Mrs. Hunnirutt is a frail lit
tle woman, rather old considering the
P. Bateman, who visited at the State
fair last week and talked with Mrs.
More than 20 counties have already
taken space for representation, and
it is apparent that long before the
opening ot the show, October 2., all
of the exhibit space will have been
rpscrven. lestenlay s meeting of the
Members" council dealt with the Man
ufacturers' and Land Products show.
Imperial Dining Room Closed.
After having conducted the Imper
ial hotel for the past six months, C. E.
tiiiyt, proprietor, closed the dining
room last night and left this morning
with his family and personal effects
tor Cortland. He has left the hotel
to his successor, w hoever that may be.
The owner of the lease and furnish
ings, a Portland man, is expected to
arrive here within a day or two to
make arrangements to continue the
hostelry. It is not probable thai the
hotel will be closed permanently.
Searching for Escaped Prisoners.
Sheriff Orr has sent descriptions of
Lee McGinnis and L. W. ( arson to
all police officials on the coast and
will prosecute a vigilant search nntil
they are located, if that is possible.
MiVunnis and Carson are the two
county prisoners who made their es
cape from the county jail on Monday.
Visitor Spraini Ankle.
A severely sprained ankle is the
result of a ride on a motorevele for
Mrs. Fthel Hsdley of Davton. Ore
gon. Mrs. Hsdley was riding behind
her brother, U S. Ballantyne. when
she raueht her heel in the' wheel of
the machine. The wheel lost several
spokes and Mrs. Hadley 'a shoe is
minus heeL I
Extensive Plans Making for Big Cel
ebration at Frisco Fair.
uregon htate day at the t'anama
exposition has been set for Monday.
October 30. This is an exposition ar
rangement and on that day all the
honors that can be heaped upon 'he
Beaver state by the exposition ofn
cials will be forthcoming. This means
that the chief dignitaries, as well as
the lesser luminaries, of this greatesr
of all fairs will don silk tiles and
other prescribed paraphernalia, gntli
er themselves into automobiles tnd
with Governor Withycombe in the
rront car, will tollow the exposition
and marine bands to the Oregon
building, and there in the shadow of
the modern Parthenon wax eloouen
over the glorious achievements of the
state to the northward. Governor
Withycoinlie, whose business in life
it has been to mane two blades of
grass grow where but one has grown
before, will probably be nski-.l to
plant a tree where none has grown
before, and in the name of the great
state of Oregon he may receive a
plaque, or, more aristocraticillv
spenking, a "eommemoiiitive medal."
The guns at the big forts will prob
ably boom, the battleship Oregon mav
let loose some six inch salutes, flags
will fly, Oregon cider will flow and at
no time, before or since, will the Ore
gon building be in such gala attire.
After the parade which the people
at the Oregon braiding and the Ore
gon Society of California will en
deavor to make the largest and most
memorable in exposition history, and
all the orating has been done to the
delight of the assembled multitudes,
Governor Withycombe and the chosen
few will be carried awav to the Cali
forma building and there wined and
dined nntil their stomachs as well as
their hearts are filled to overflowing.
Philadelphia and Boston Nines Clash
in World's Series Today.
Philadelphia is the universal mag
net today. There, on a smooth and
much trodden diamond, the lines of
battle in the world's championship
baseball series have been drawn and
the opposing forces will meet for the
first battle this afternoon. The Qunk
er City nine hus closed its season
at, the top of the National league lad
der and likewise the Boston Ameri
cans are supreme in the America
league. By a peculiar coincidence
the same cities will. see the national
series this year as last, but it was
the Philadelphia Americans last year
and the Nationals this year. Boston
took four straight games a year ago,
and thousands of fans are anxiously
awaiting the possibility of duplication
of the great performance. The first
two games are to be played at Phil
adelphia and the last) two at Boston
It a htth game is necessary to decide
the title it will be plaved at Plnla
CORVALLIS COMMITTEE HERE
THE CITY IN BRIEF
For Fire and automobile Insurance
see Chas. Gregory, city hall S2-tf
ut. u. ju Foster, dentist. City Bank
building, Dallas. 73-F.
See Van Orsdel and Manston for
old line Are Insurance the Queen,
Liverpool, London & Globe, company
is. me oldest and best on the coast.
Go to the Dallas Brick and Tile
company for your brick and tile and
save yourself money. 55-tf
mere is more to hair cutting than
merely cutting off the hair. Try us
ror an up-to-date stylish hair cut-
u. w. Shultz. 18-tf.
Dr. Rempel, Chiropractor, 513 Churoh
Dr.. Stone's Heave Drops cures
heaves. Price 1, for sale by all drug
gists. Adv. 79-tf.
The Dallas Wood company It ready
to furnish you with mill wood. Good
loads and good service. All wood cash
on delivery. Phone 492. 103-tf.
If you have land vou wish surveved
see S. B. Taylor, C. E., city hall, Dal-
pnone Wl. Dependable work at
reasonatiie prices. 58-tf.
NATIONAL GUARD SCHOOL.
Correspondence School for Local
Guardsmen this Winter.
Captain Stafrin has received word
from the adjutant general's office that
a school lor national guard officers
will be conducted by correspondence
this winter. The school will otien No-
vemDer j. and will continue until
March 31. The relative standing of
all officers at the end of the course
will be sent to the war department at
Washington, U. U. All student officeis
will be required to prepare papers on
some military subject. The school
and the correspondence department
will be conducted under the direction
of Lieutenant Kenneth P, Williams.
Hoist ein Cow Wins First
lascsae mane, a tlolstem cow.
owned by W. M. Bishop, won first
prize, $40, in the dairy cow contest
at the state fair. Mawes Beantv. a
Jersey, owned bv R. D. Carv, won sec
ond prise, $30; Vive La France, a
Jersey, owned by Piekard's. third.
$20; ModW Bonnie Echo, owned bv
J. L. Smith, fourth, $15, and Kadi'e
Mayor Porter Heads Party That In
spects Local Library.
A committee of Corvallis citizens
visited in Dallas yesterday and in
spected tilie local Carnegie, library
with a view to recommending such
a structure for their own city. Mavor
J. M. Porter and Mrs. Porter, Mrs.
Or. Fara and Mrs. Charles Baker
tomied the committee. Thev spent
part of the morning at the library.
discussing the plan under which it
was secured and announced their
tention ot -recommending the erection
of a larger building for Corvallis. The
Carnegie Foundation fund will prob-
ahlv be requested to contribute .f ill,
000 for a building there, and tliat
will make it necessary for the citv to
post a guarantee ot an annual main
tenance fund of 10 per cent of that
amount, or $3,000. The visitors were
entertained at luncheon bv Mr. and
Mrs. A. L. Martin, former residents
of Corvallis, and were accompanied
to Salem by the hosts, when they went
to see the Salem library and visit
the state penitentiary.
Many Pheasants In Polk.
Unusually good shooting by pheas
ant and duck hunters was reported to
Carl Shoemaker, state game warden,
this week from various sections of
Western Oregon invaded during the
week by shooters. Pheasants seem
more plentiful this year than in for
mer seasons, a fact that Mr. Shoe
maker attributes largely to the liber
ation of 4000 pheasants this year by
The normal increase in these birds
would be 20.000. he said, and from
Polk, Marion. Linn and Benton coun
ties particularly reports of manv
birds and good hunting seem to beaT
out tbe belief that the liberated birds
have thriven amazingly. ,
FOCR YEARS STUDY AT
GERMAN AND SWISS
UNIVERSITIES AND THE
LARGE HOSPITALS OF
, LONDON, ENGLAND.
OVER THIRTY YEARS
EXPERIENCE IN HIS
Office, 619 Washington street,
one-half block east of the S. P. depot.
from 9 a. m. to 12 noon, 2 to 5 p. m..
( too p. m., Sunday 10 to 1 p. m.
No knife and loss of blood. No
plasters and pain for hours or days.
NOSE, THROAT, LUNGS
Kidneys, Bladder, Prostate,
Liver, Stomach, Bowels,
DR. KOBINECK'S GUARAN
TEED CAPSULE REMEDIES
ENABLE YOU TO GIVE HORS
ES OR CATTLE CHEAPER,
fiuivn.ua, AND m MOST OAS
ES, MORE EFFECTIVE TREAT
MENT THAN THAT GIVEN BY
THE AVERAGE DOCTOR.
BY THE USE OF THE GREAT
REMEDIES, YOU ARE SURE
AND IT WILL PAY YOU TO
INVESTIGATE OUR CLAIMS.
SOLD BY .
MAIN STREET, CORNER MILL
I av OFFICE (
When We Hand
You Our Esti
mates of the cost of the lumber yon require
yon can depend upon it that the fig
ures will be as low as first-class, well
seasoned lumber can be sold for hon
estly. If you pay mora yon pay too-
much. If yon pay less yon get less-
either in quality or quantity.
I SMMactioa Gam
u yon ve a man s
work to do, wear
Tower's Fish Brand
The coat that keeps
out ali trie rain, ke
flex Edga stop every
drop from running
in at the front.
Protector Hit, K centi
A. J.TOWER CO i
AND ALL KINDS OF GOOT
PRINTING AT THE OBSERVER.
Each (As test of at dm 2
tpltndid grades at 2 difitmit
TI. ATW Witk tkm I
DALLAS MEAT COMPANY.
THEO. BERG MANN SHOE MFG. CO.
Manufacturers of the Celebrated
PORTLAND -:- OREGON
Tbe strongest and nearest water
proof shoes made for loggers, miners,
prospectors and mill-mea.