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THE POLE COUNTY OBSERVER, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1915.
TERSE TALES OF TOWN
LOCAL NEWS OF DALLAS AND
Personal Paragraph! Pertaining to
People and Their Movements,
Gleaned by Observer.
Mrs. Emma K. McNamar left yes
terday for Los Angeles, where she
will spend the winter with her sister,
Mrs. C. L. Jacobson.
Miss Venita Bnrch has entered the
Good Samaritan hospital in Portland
to beinn work as a trained nurse.
Frank Barrett spent the week-end
at Portland, where he transacted bus
iness. Mrs. Edward J. Himes and little
daughter left on Sunday lor balem,
where they will spend a week or so
as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arttour w
Lawrence. Mr. Lawrence is the staite
W. H. Himes spent Saturday in
Monmouth in the execution 01 engin
Henry Serr made an automobile
trip to Salem, Independence ana Mon
mouth late last week, for the osten
sible DurDose of seeing the country.
An automobile party composed of
J. W. Bnrkhart and wife, Alexander
Power, Mrs. D. M. Garland, Isabella
Garland, Mildred and Jeaneitte uar
land, all of Lebanon, motored to Dal
las on Sunday to visit friends. All are
prominent in their home city, where
Mr. Power is' a banker.
D. M. Smith, T. C. Smith, wife
and son, and Malcolm Smith were
guests in- the city on Sunday. The
party motored over from Salem.
A. W. Fischer and family of Cor
vallis made up an automobile party
that visited in Dallas on Sunday.
Mr. Fischer owns several flour mills
in the state.
Judge Wilson of Corvallis, who is
auditing the books of folk; county,
spent Sunday with his family at
Blaine Hallock, J. H. Hallock,
Jame B. Welch and P. C. Wood,
prominent young men of Portland,
came to Lianas on eaiuraay to spenu
the week-end hunting pheasants on
the fields of friends near the city.
Mr. Rne Craven has accepted a po
sition with C. L. Crider s store, re
cently purchased from the Dallas Mer
Mr. and Mrs. E. Gunderson of Sil-
verton motored to Dallas, to spend the
day with friends here. Mr. Gunder
son is owner of the hotel at Silverton,
Miss Naomi Scott, who has been
taking violin lessons of Prof. Graham
in Salem for the past year, was in
Salem Saturday for a lesson.
Mrs. Rae Craven left Sunday for
a brief visit in Portland.
Eugene Cobb of Portland spent the
week-end with his grandmother, Mrs.
Lynn Elders of Portland is visiting
Thomas Madgers this week.
Miss Hopkins, traveling-secretary
of the Northwest l. W. U. A. con
ference, is the house guest of Mrs.
George Gerlinger. Miss Hopkins gave
a splendid talk before the student
body of the high school Monday morn
ing, about her work and study with
the National Y. W. C. A. college in
New York. She succeeds Miss Fox,
who is well known in Dallas for her
Y. W. C. A. work.
Jack Eakin, who attends 0. A. C,
was an over Sunday visitor with his
Miss Margaret Krittle, who is at
tending 0. A. C. at Corvallis, spent
the week-end at the home of her par
ents. Miss Edith Ca'therwood of Corvallis
was the house guest of Miss Marie
Griffin last week-end. Miss Griffin
who is attending C. B. C. at Salem,
returned home Sunday evening.
Harold Miller, who is attending the
Willamette university at Salem, spent
the week-end with his parents in this
William Lochman was in Dallas
Shale Eldridge of Independence was
in Dallas Saturday evening.
A' jolly bunch of young people of
Independence motored over for a good
roller-skate party Saturday evening.
About twenty-five couples enjoyed the
Mrs. Hardy Hnlman enjoyably en
tertained the members of the Friends'
club at her home Friday afternoon.
The afternoon was spent in fancy
work and various other amusements.
Late in the afternoon a delicious
luncheon was served by the hostess,
assisted by Mrs. I. N. Woods and
Mrs. Frank Meyers. About ten guests
Miss Hnllie Smith, Miss Pearl
Smith, Jack Kakin and Ray Boydston
attended the Dallns-Silverton football
game at Silverton Saturday.
Dr. Hendershott of Portland visited
at the home of Dr. A. B. Starbuck
W. C. Cook and T. J. Warren and
families of McMinnville spent Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. A. . n. Snyder.
Judge R. G. Morrow and wife, Wil
liam Dolph and wife, and Chester
Polph and wife, all of Portland, were
Dallas visitors Saturday. It was a
Col. B. K. Lawson, former war
den of the penitentiary, Mrs. Lawson
and son Kenneth were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Cates Sunday and Monday.
A. J. Barbara and L. E. Bee be went
to Woodbum on Monday to transact
The ladies of the Independence
Christian rhunrh will hold their an
nual bazaar December 4-5.
AROUND THE COUNTRY
O'Brien and Wellman have leased
the Blanchard sawmill at Buell, and
will operate the same for a period of
The Fern school was the first in
Polk county to become standardized
A basket social will be held at the
Fern schoollionse on the evening of
November 6. A program will be pre
pared for the occasion.
Miss Zelma Butler, teacher of the
primary grades in the Ballston school,
was recently tendered a birthday
shower bv the little folks.
Miss Viola Vanpatton, Jennie and
Lina Yocum and Vern Fudge of Ball
ston are attending school in McMinn
Mrs. Nora Booth of near Bethel has
gone to California and Nevada to vis
it relatives and friends.
A new bridge has been built over
the slough immediately north of Ball
G. K. Walker of Bentley has been
seriously ill, but is recovering.
M. S. Pittman of the Normal school
has been ill Tillamook this week at
tending a teachers institute.
Pile driving on the government
works at the Eola bar has stopped
temporarily, owing to lack of water.
Half a crew is still employed at other
work and the full torce will return
ns soon as conditions make it pos
sible. Two hundred and fifty feet of
the jetty is now completed.
M. Mervin and H. S. Wood are can
didates for the Independence post
office. There are also some dark
horses in the race.
Mike Goetz. after bavins very ma
terially assisted in the building of
the Vallev & Siletz railroad, has re
turned to his old haunts in imlepen-
Mrs. M. L. Baldwin and son of
VVinlock. Washington, are guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Harman of Buena
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Guy of Crowley
will move to a farm two miles north
of Corvallis. and become Bentonites.
Messrs. George March and Van
Blaroon and wives ot falls uty re
cently motored to Corvallis.
Independence will have a Lyceum
course during the winter, wilder the
auspices of an association officered as
follows: Rev. Stewart, president;
Mrs. J. S. Cooper, vice-president;
Deal Walker, secretary; 0. A. Macey,
Informal Afternoon The Leisure
Hour club, an organization of ladies
of the Presbyterian church, spent a
very enjoyable informal afternoon at
the home of Mrs. (J. Ii. cnder on
Thursday. Between forty and fifty
members of the club assembled at the
Crider home and spent the afternoon
at needlework. Mrs. Crider served a
delightful luncheon late in the day.
The ladies of the club meet each week
at the home of one of the members,
and usually busy themselves with
their needles. The Leisure Hour
club is popular among the church la
dies and at the afternoon teas at
which thev meet there are always a
Tendered Reception Their friends
in that locality tendered Miss Ulalah
Davis and Mr. fred silver a recep.
tion at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Domes of McCoy last evening,
when a large number assembled to
offer pre-marriage congratulations.
The contracting parties will be wedd
ed tomorrow, and will make their
home m Dallas, where Mr. buyer is
engaged in the laundry business.
Wedding George A. Rich and Inet
ta L. Hooper of Independence were
united in marriage Friday morning
in the Methodist church, Rev. George
Bennett, the pastor, performing the
Wedding Edward Warkentin and
Susie L. Brnun, popular Dallas young
couple, were quietly married at the
home of relatives near the city on
Will Hold Bazaar.
Extensive preparations are being
made by the Ammoa class of the
Baptist church for a bazaar and cook
ed food sale, to be held on Saturday,
IWcniber 11 at F. K. Davis' store on
Main street. Besides a display of
needlework, members of the class will
sell home cooking and home-made
Fine Clover Seed.
Clover seed from the farm of G. E.
MeCrow of McCoy will be added to
the Polk county exhibit at Land show.
The grower brought samples of the
seed to Dallas the other dav. and Mrs.
Braden, special representative of the
county at the forthcoming show in
1 ortland, pronounced it of the high
est class, containing not a single foul
seed. Mr. MeCrow 's crop this sea
son netted him $71 per acre.
Exhibiting at Exposition.
C. P. Hembree and Jamed Dalrym
ple. who have extensive stock ranches
near Monmouth, have shipped cal tie
to San Francisco for the show riiat
opened on Monday. A special train
loaded wiih livestock from this state
left Portland last week, and the Polk
county rattle comprised a portion of
STAMP TAX ADVOCATE
HENRY CLEWS DISCUSSES NEED
FOR INCREASED REVENUE.
High Tariff Under Present Conditions
Not Considered Desirable as
If the farmers of the United States
now turn in and sell their products at
profitable prices the effect of the al
lies' loan will be as beneficial to this
country as to England and France,
says Henry Clews, the well-known
New York banker, in his current let
ter on trade conditions.
"Indeed," says Mr. Clews,
must, sell, for if our farmers do not
find a good market tor their surplt
crops the result here will be disaster
' ' Onr exports are also being stimu
lated, as every one knows, by heavy
shipments of war materials; so that
in view of continued small importi
the outlook is for a continued huge
excess of exports running at the rate
of about $100,000,000 to $150,000,000
a month. Some experts already cal
culate that if the war continues, the
surplus when the fiscal year ends will
have reached anywhere from l,dUU,
000,000 to $1,500,000,000. Continued
small imports due to Europe's limited
ability to sell, are a problem that
time alone will solve.
"Our customs revenue is being
sharply reduced, and the treasury de
ficit is growing, with increasing ex
penditures for 'preparedness' ahead,
Some new form of taxation will be
inevitable. Very little additional can
be raised from the tariff, for the rea
son that an advance in duties would
still further restrict imports, and
tend to diminish rather than increase
customs revenue. The sugar duties,
which now provide $50,000,000 of rev
enue, ought to be retained, because
if cut off the consumer would prob
ably not receive any of the advan
tage. Ismail duties on tea, and cottee
would bring considerable revenue and
would also be but slightly felt by the
consumer, if at all. Veiy consider
able revenue could be derived from
stamp taxes, one of the most efficient
and least objectionable rorms ot tax
ation. Present war stamp taxes will
possibly be retained.
"The, war has been largely, if not
entirely, discounted. We are now (lis
counting the approach ot peace.
FEW INJURIES REPORTED.
Many Accidents in State, But Polk
County Has Only Four.
Polk county escaped with an un
usually light casualty list last week?
according to the report of the state
industrial accident commission, which
lists 18b injuries to workmen through
out the state, with only four in this
county. Only two of these accidents
were fatal. Sawmill accidents claim-
ed the greater number of victims in
the week past, altogether bd. Kail
road operations were next with 24
victims. The Polk county laborers
suffering from the accidents wen
William A. Kirkpatrick, Dallas, leg
wounded in sawmill; J. A. West, rail:
City, arm bruised while logging
Clarence Gray, Dallas, finger injured
m quarry and J. u Williams, Inde
pendence, fingers bruised while em
ployed by transportation company.
NO CONGRESS FOR OSWALD.
Former Governor Denies Rumor That
He Will Run.
Former Governor Oswald West says
the third congressional district could
not run fast enough to give him a
congressional job. "I am too busily
engaged in a work that is of far more
importance to the people of Oregon
than is the question of who shall be
representative from this district. The
work of which I speak is that of put
ting new life into several of the all
but dead irrigation projects ot ten
tral Oregon. We have just about suc
ceeded in adjusting the affairs of one
project and we hope to see construc
tion started within the next 00 days.
As soon as work is started on this
project we hope to have good news to
announce as to another one. 1 am
familiar with the details surrounding
the affairs ot most ot these projects.
and I know of no greater work that
one could do than that of assisting in
putting new life into those now lying
Estate Divided For Heirs.
The Himes brothers have just com
pleted the partitioning of the David
Hubbard estate for the satisfaction
of the heirs. The property consits
of about 2:t8 acres and was divided
according to its valuation. There are
four heirs to profit by the division.
Buy either first grade or unbruised
culls or grower; phone South lol.
ONE SPOONFUL GIVES
Dallas residents are astonished at
the QUICK results from the simple
mixture ot buckthorn bark, glycerine,
etc- known as Adler-i-ka. This rem
edy acts on BOTH npper and lower
bowel and is so THOROUGH a bowel
cleanser that it is used successfully in
appendicitis. ONE SPOONFUL of
Adler-i-ka relieves almost ANY CASE
of constipation, sour or gassy stom
ach. ONE MINUTE after you take
it, the gasses rumble and pass out.
Conrad Stafrin, druggist 2-T
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FOR SALE Home canning outfit
good as new for half of cost. Also
some California rustic. Would take
good workhouse on payment. O.
E. Dennis, phone Black 515, Dallas.
WANTED Machine, cast and stove
plate iron, brass and copper, zinc
and rubber, and rags of all kindB;
in fact, Junk of all kinds. A. N.
Halleck, Monmouth, Oregon. 8tf.
MONEY TO LOAN On good im
proved real estate. Walter WiK
liams, First National Bank. 62-tf.
FOR SALE Summer cut oak and fir
wood, 16 inch and 4 feet long, phone
1404. I. L. Smith 60-9t-x
FOR SALE Duroc-Jcrsey pigs, four
months old. Mrs. Anna Brock,
Green 35. 60-tf.
FOR SALE Sixty-acre dairy farm
in Coos county; bottom land; half
mile from postoffice; mile from
school; on milk route; good winter
road; good improvements. Will
give terms. B. Folsom, Gail Hotel,
FOR SALE Beautiful piano for sale
or trade. Lett with us for quick
sacrifice. R. S. care Observer. 58-tf
FARM MORTGAGE LOANS Write
to us about terms, stating amount
wanted and character, location and
value of farm, etc. Fear & Gray,
Portland, Oregon. 65-8t.
FOR SALE OR TRADE Vacant
corner 55x122 feet in No. 1 resi
dence district, Boise, Idaho. Fenc
ed, planted to fruits, shade trees in
parking front and side, cement
sidewalk and sewer. Also in the
same block, a new up-to-date plas
tered bungalow, 6 rooms, bath,
porch, sleeping porch and cement
cellar, and on adjoining lot a mod
ern 3-room house with screened
porch and cement cellar, cement
sidewalk in front of and between
the two buildings, this property al
so planted to shade trees and fruits,
4 blocks from a large church, 2
blocks from a school, and one block
from car-line, 12 minute car ser
vice. Value of all, $5000. No in
cumbrance. Will sell all or separ
ate, liberal terms. Or will trade
for residence in Portland or Dallas,
Oregon, or farm property near eith
er place. Will not consider incum
bered property. David Seth. 1914
N. 14th street. Boise. Idaho. n'0-4t-w
FOR SALE Potato sacks cheap. Ew-
mg Bros., Dallas; phone 19x15.
FOR SALE Several articles of
household furniture, good as new,
Phone 1014, or call at 712 Fairview
MONEY TO LOAN $1,000 up to
$10,000 or farm lands. Call or
write, Thos. A. Roberts, 209 U. S.
building, Salem, Oregon. 57-8t,
FOR RENT CHEAP Modern six-
room bungalow, 718 Stump street,
Apply to J. A. Barnaul, Dallas.
WELL DIGGING We dig and clean
out wells anywhere in Polk county,
and guarantee our work and price
to be satisfactory. Homer Coulee,
'phone 13x7, Dallas. 63-2t-x
FOR RENT One partly furnished
room. Call between 7 and 9 p. m.,
525y2 Court street. 6o-ltx
APPLES CHEAP Buy either 1st
grade or unbruised culls of grower.
Phone South 151. 64-2t.
FOR SALE Fine pigs, six weeks old.
J. D. Anderson, Dallas, Ore. 66-tf
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder on Thursday, October 21, at
one o'clock sharp, at the old Newton
Harris place, one mile south of Dal
las the following described property:
One grey mare, ten years old: one
bay mare, twelve years old ; one hack,
nearly new; one black Jersey cow.
coming four; three shoats about 85
pounds each; one good Poland China
brood sow; about 40 bales of hay;
about 40 bushels of good oats; about
;O0 feet of lumber; one turning
ow, small; one incubator; one rook
srtove, heating stores; one sewing ma-
ine, bedsteads, tables, chairs rock
ing chairs, stone jars, fruit jars and
many other things. '
All nimg under (10, rash; all sums
over (10 ten months time with ap-i
proved nates bearing 8 per cent inter
est. A. A. KIEFER, Owner.
M. F. White, Auctioneer. I
Everything is Done
"Yes, boy, in my day we had long lines of overhead shafting
with napping belts right at our elbows. We had to watch close
or get hurt. There were lots of accidents. Then too, every
time we wanted to change speed we had to throw a running
belt. There were only three or four speeds at that."
"You can't realize how easy we have it here, with these
G-E motors that will give you any speed you want by simply
turning a crank that can't go wrong."
" G-E motors will help you avoid accidents and in
crease production. Ask
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OR SALE OR TRADE
WELL IMPROVED 20 ACRES, 2
MILES FROM COTTAGE GROVE.
LEVEL ROAD TO TOWN, FINE
SPRING WATER PIPED INTO
HOUSE, CAN BE PIPED INTO
BARN; 3 ACRES BEARING ITAL
IAN PRUNES, FAMILY ORCHARD.
IN BEARING. WILL SELL, TRADE:
FOR RESIDENCE, OR LAND CLOS
ER TO WHERE I LIVE.
H. G. CAMPBELL,
FOUR YEARS STUDY AT
GERMAN AND SWISS
UNIVERSITIES AND THE
LARGE HOSPITALS OF
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...
7 to 8 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,
CONSULTATION FREE .