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THE POLE COUNTY OBSERVER, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1915.
Music and Cards Miss Maud
Barnes delightfully entertained the
members of the younger set on last
Thursday evening. The evening was
enjoyably spent in dancing and cards,
the latter being the main feature of
the evening. A number of grand op
era selections were enjoyed by all.
Thursday being Edison day, an Edi
son phonograph furnished music. At
a late hour a dainty luncheon was
(served by the hostess. The guests of
the evening were Misses Hallie Smith,
Maud Barnes, Muriel Grant, Helen
Loughary, Naomi Scott, Helen Casey,
Lucile Hamilton, Pearl Smith, Lucile
Loughary and Gladys Loughary.
Entertainment An enjoyable en
tertainment was held Friday night at
the Mountain View school house in
Polk county, under the auspices of
the ParentTeacher association, which
was the first meeting of the year. Miss
La Vonne Coppock and Charles Kl
lard, pupils from Mrs. Anna Eogers
Fish's school of expression, gave a
number of splendid dramatic lead
ings. There was also an old-fashioned
basket lunch, the funds raised being
used for a piano fund. The next gath
ering will be held November 19, and
will be a business meeting. Statesman.
the following from that source has the
endorsement of The Observer:
"Hand bills thrown around in the
streets and yards of a town are un
sightly and are a bar to a 'city beau
tiful.' Many towns, filled with lo
cal pride, forbid their distribution.
Wiiile the Monitor prints them, we
would willingly and gladly suffer the
financial loss in order that Indepen
dence might take its place among the
clean towns of the nation."
MRS. DUNIWAY HONORED.
Throng Gathers to Fay Respects to
Memory of Great Woman.
A stiring public tribute was paid on
Sunday to the late Mrs. Abigail bcoM
Duniway, who, for 41 years champion
ed the cause of women sultiage in
the United States, laboring all the
while in the face of prosecution and
criticism for an ideal. And Mrs. Dun
iway won her fight. She died perhaps
before the great throng of her admir
ers awakened to a realization of her
great worth to the citizenry of the
state, but that multitude who hold
her memory dear did justice to her
name on Sunday. She lived to see the
sentiment of her state recast, and the
criticism of even her own brother
tourned to admiration and profound
respect, and it was this same pro
found respect that characterized the
big memorial celebration at Portland.
The speakers were all men who had
known Mrs. Duniway many years.
Some had helped in the work she
made her life end. In their addresses
they 'recalled the courage with which
she had overcome difficulties, her de
votion to the principles of liberty and
justice, and the qualities that will
cause her to be remembered as Ore
gon 'b greatest woman.
Governor Withycombe, with ex-
governors, united states senators,
congressmen, judges and other notable
men and women gathered to pay their
tribute to Mrs. Duniway 's memory
The businessmen 's mass
meeting, announced elsewhere
in this issue of The Observer
for Friday night at the W. 0.
W. hall, will be held tomorrow
night, Wednesday, at the Li
brary hall. This meeting is
called to discuss and plan for
the public market and sales
A CHINESE JACOB.
BINGHAM LAW IS INVALID.
Attorney Brown Says Statute Does
Not Concern Cities.
The Bingham law which limits the
tax levy to a six per fent increase
over either of the two previous years
has been declared invalid, so far as
incorporated cities are concerned, by
Attorney General Brown. In the opin
ion handed down the attorney gen
eral says city taxation is a local mat
ter with which the people ot the
state at large have nothing to do. Un
der section 2, article 11 of the con
stitution and criminal laws of the
state, cities and towns are empowered
to enact and amend their charters-
subject only to the constitution and
criminal laws of the state, and this
makes them supreme as to legislation
pertaining to municipal and local
matters, says the attorney general.
CAPTAIN STAFRIN TO SEE FAIR.
Governor's Military Staff Leaves For
As a member of Governor Withy-
combe's military staff, Captain Con
rad btalrin lett this morning tor ban
Francisco to participate in the
ceremonies and festivities in honor of
the governor on Saturday. .A great
program has been prepared for Gover
nor Withvcomue, and throughout he
will be attended by his military staff
in lull unilorm. Captain Statnn will
remain at San Francisco about ten
days to enjoy the fair as a private1
citizen. Other members of the gover
nor's staff who will make the trip are
Colonel Llenard McLaughlin, com
manding ollicer of the Third Infantry
Captain George Schumacher, Captain
L. A. J. Pirom, Captain Vance and
MOTOR HAS ACCIDENT.
PRISONERS TO HAVE SCHOOL.
Warden Minto Proposes Plan of Edu
cation of Convicts.
One of the most important progres
sive movements in the line of prison
administration taken in this state in
many years is contemplated by the
penitentiary authorities at Salem. Oc
cupation and education will be the by
words of the plan to be established
and has to do, as those words would
indicate, wkh the education of the
prison population. A system of edu
cation for those confined within peni
tentiary walls will be worked out and
convict schools will be started with
the idea of improving the condition of
the men and developing them so that
they can take the best advantage of
their imprisonment. The details of
the prison school are being worked
out by Warden John Minto and regu
lar classes should be started soon wilh
classrooms, desks, wood-working ta
bles and all the requirements for a
real school very much in evidence.
Occupation and education of the pris
oners have been practical prison re
forms ardently favored by Governor
lthycombe since his inauguration.
As assistance toward securing em
ploy for the idle prison population, he
secured from the last legislature an
appropriation of $oO,000 to be utilized
in establishing methods of employ
ment, so far as the laws prohibiting
prison manufacturing would permit.
HOP GROWERS AWAIT RISE.
Runs Onto Wrong Track Over Thrown
Switch, Hits Logs.
A serious accident was fortunately
escaped yesterday afternoon when
Southern Pacific motor number 55
smashed into a carload of logs near
the mill. The motor had started' for
Falls City at 5:30 p. m. and close to
the mill it run onto the wrong track
over an open switch and hit the load
of logs. The only damage done was
to the front of the motor, which will
cost about $75 to repair. Claude Stout
was driving the motor and succeeded
in cutting down the speed of the ma
chine before the crash came.
Non-Members of Independence Asso
Several of the hopgrowers of the
Independence vicinity, who are not
members of the association, met Sat
urday night in that city to confer with
members .of the hop association in re
gard to the situation at this lime.
They have decided finally to either
withdraw their entire erops amount
ing 4o about 4000 bales from the mar
ket, or else go into the association,
and in any case to be guided largely
by the action of the association. This
was the unanimous decision ot all
those present. Last week several of
fers have been made for better than
11 cents but no one seemed inclined
to sell at these prices.
Weddinf Date Is Set
The wedding of President Wihon
to Mrs. Norman Gait will occur short
ly before the Christmas holidays. It
will probably be December 20, tnd
will take place at Mrs. Gait's borne.
Swat the Hand BilL
Evidently having eonclmled that to
further swat the county fair would be
doing things out of season, the Inde
pendence Monitor now turns its at
tention to swatting the band-bill and
Courts and Public to Meet.
A joint meeting of the Polk and
Marion county counts will be held in
Salem this afternoon at 2:30, when
the public is invited to attend. It is
hoped to form some plan from opin
ions udvanced for the operation of
a ferry across the river as a means
of handling traffic since the inter-
county bridge is closed. The rural
mail for Polk county emanating from
the Salem office is being delivered as
usual, the wagon and horses being
kept in rolk county and the mail tak
en across the river in boats. Dairies
located in Polk county are making
their regular deliveries by keeping
their wagons in this city and bring
ing the milk across in boats.
Doctors and Dentists Meet.
Disease of the mouth received ma
jor attention at the meeting of the
Tri-County Medical society at the
state insane asylum at Salem last
Tuesday evening. The dentists of Polk,
Yamhill and Marion counties were
guests of the medical men of those
counties who are members of the as
sociation. Drs. L. A. Bollman, V. C.
Staats and B. H. Mc-Callon of Dallas
attended the meeting and had as their
guests, Drs. M. llayter and C. L.
Knights Initiate Lars Class,
Knights of Pythias from all parts
of the state gathered in Portland on
Sunday to participate in a special
initiation of a class of 29. The othc-
ial ceremonies were followed by a
banquet at the Portland hotel at
which the short talk of IL Meyers
of Dallas was one of a series. Mr.
Meyers responded to a toast by Dr.
Ben Xorden on "New Members."
Miss Canfield Buried.
Miss Lenora Cantield passed awav
at the state hospital for the insane on
Thursday morning and was buried in
Dallas on Friday. Miss Canfield spent
most ot her lite in Dallas until she
was confined to the hospital for treat
ment for her malady. She was a sis
ter of Mrs. Claude Lynch.
Mrs. Edward J. Himes and little
daughter returned home last evening
from Salem, where thev have been
visiting friends for ten days.
His Wily Scheme by Which Hsisn Fsng
Reached the Throne.
How Hsien Feng, winning bis father's
favor after the manner of Jacob, reign
ed In his stead and hastened the swift
decline of the Manchu dynasty In Chi
na Is told by Messrs. E. Backhouse
and J. O. P. Bland In "Annals and
Memoirs of the Court of Peking."
Toward the end of bis reign Tao
Kuang, concerned as to the succession,
bad almost decided to confer It upon
his favorite son. Prince Kung. a young
man much superior In character and
Intelligence to him who eventually be
came beir to the throne. It happened,
however, that the tatter's tutor, Tsao
Chenyung, knew of the emperor's pre
dilection and, desiring to enhance his
own position, cast about for some
means of Inducing the sovereign to
change bis mind and confer the suc
cession upon his pupil.
The emperor, following the dynastic
tradition, had given orders one day
that his sons should go hunting tn the
southern park. Etiquette required that
a prince who bad not completed his
studies should ask his tutor for permis
sion to absent himself for the day.
Hslen Feng therefore attended at the
lecture room in tbe palace and found
his tutor there alone. The prince went
up and, making tbe bow that ceremony
requires, asked for leave.
Tsao asked for what purpose, and he
"The emperor wishes me to take a
Tsao whispered to him:
"Ako (the Manchu word used In
speaking of or addressing princes
meaning, literally, elder brother), take
my advice: When you reach the park
sit you and watcb the others shooting.
Do not fire a shot and give orders to
your huntsmen not to set any traps. If
tbe emperor asks you for your reason
tel blm that at this spring season it
is not right to take life because both
birds and beasts have their young to
take care of, and such slaughter Is a
violation of natural harmony. Take
care not to quarrel with your brothers,
but do not endeavor to emulate them.
If you, ako, will remember this, you
are certain to win bis majesty's ap
proval, for I know bis disposition. On
this hinges your whole future. Be
careful; do not forget"
When tbe princes returned in the
evening and reported to their father
only Hsien Feng had an empty bag.
To Tao Kuang's questions he replied
exactly as his tutor bad told blm to do.
The emperor was delighted and said,
'This Is the conduct of a superior
man," and from, that day he decided
to make him his heir.
In later years, when Tao Kuans bad
passed away, Hslen Feng raised bis
tutor to the rank of assistant grand
secretary, but he died before attaining
to still higher honors.
MAN AND MS LAUGH.
8elf Restraint and Its Effeote
Human Emotions, t
Laughter 1b u sign of high develop
ment The nearer one U to the animal
the less one laughs. The more highly
developed we become the more do we
perceive humor. For laughter, it must
be remembered, is a sign that an emo
tion has suddenly been set free. It Is
like a touch on the trigger of a gun, the
gun being self restraint
No one ever tells an animal (in the
wild state) that there are certain things
that he must not do. There is no direct
prevention of an act that the animal
wants to perform. Consequently the
animal has no self restraint
Man, on the other hand, is surround
ed by commandments from babyhood
onward. He is always being told by
some one, first by his parents, then
by the laws of society, that there are
things that he must not do. The de
sire to do these things, coupled to the
knowledge that he dare not do them,
causes a tense emotion. The animal
lives as tbe occasion rises. Man is
keyed up by the continuous conflict of
It Is the relief from this keying up
that gives rise to laughter. The great
er the tension caused by the delay be
tween Impulse and act the funnier
does the thing seem which releases it
Something which would seem only
moderately funny if It happened in the
street becomes screamingly ludicrous
In church because of the tension of
feeling that one must be solemn. - When
a snowball hits a silk bat the sight
makes one laugh because of the feel
ing that whatever else a silk hat might
be Intended for, it was not as a target
for snowballs. Exaggerations are of
ten funny, because they twist our emo
tion from a usual to an unexpected
A -story teller who laughs at his own
jokes always spoils his stories. It is
tbe man with tbe mournful face whose
quips seem the merriest It is an old
saying that one must "laugh and grow
fat" but modern science has learned
that we must "laugh and grow wise."
New York American.
OLD MAN HARE
When Tosti Kissed Melba.
The first time I sang "Goodby" it
was In Tosti's studio, and be played
the accompaniment himself. The lines
"Hush a voice from far away:" "Lis
ten and learn." It seems to say; "All
the tomorrows shall be as today!" "The
cord Is frayed, the cruse Is dry; the
link must break and the lamp must
die," I sang throughout pianissimo.
with only the two slight crescendos
that be had marked tn the music.
Stopping suddenly at the end of those
phrases, Tostl kissed me and exclaim
ed, "That Is the way I beard Itl" I
knew what he meant The desire
prompted by imagination in its compos
ing had been realized. And I was very
bappy. Mme. Melba in Woman's
Turn the Childran Loose.
Turn them loose. That is the best
way to develop the muscles of boys
and girls. Turn them loose and let
them live wild climb trees. Jump
fences, chase squirrels, play with the
dogs, dig In the garden, pick flowers,
bop, Bklp and Jump and do all sorts
of things that a natural human ani
mal wants to do. Tbe trouble is, our
boys and girls are tamed too much.
We are all born wild and in tbe civiliz
ing process have to be tamed more or
less. Most of us. however, get tymed
too much. We become so tamed that
we are spoiled. Good Health.
Norway Hotel System.
There is a capital botel system in
rogue in certain parts of Norway. In
villages where no botel exists one of
the more prominent inhabitants is sub
sidized by the Norwegian government
and In return Is bound to provide ac
commodation for not fewer than four
travelers. He may take In more If he
chooses, but four is the minimum. The
accommodation and food supplied are
excellent and the charges moderate.
The Actor's Meeting With Gladstone
Outside the Theater.
John Hare, the eminent English actor-manager,
said that the most de
lightful compliment he ever received
was from Mr. Gladstone. It was a dou
ble ended compliment Whichever way
you took it It was satisfactory.
Mr. Hare earned fame playing 'old
men's parts, bis character as Mr. Gold
by in "A Pair of Spectacles" being a
good example. Added to this was a
horror of having his picture taken.
Mr. Gladstone had never seen a pic
ture of the actor, but he knew him
well behind the scenes as well as be
fore the footlights. The premier's fa
vorite play was "A Pair of Spectacles,"
and be always went behind tbe scenes
to chat awhile with the actor, Tbe
really old man and the made up old
man would sit there and talk in the
most delightful way for an hour after
One day the Earl of Bosebery bad
Mr. Gladstone to dinner, and he also
invited his friend John Hare. The ac
tor came in smooth shaved, looking
about thirty-five. He was presented to
Mr. Gladstone, and the prime minis
ter shook his hand most cordially and
"My dear sir, I am very, very glad
to meet you. I know your father very,
very well. Splendid actorl Fine old
It took the whole evening for the
earl and Mr. Hare to convince blm
that this son was really the father.
NOTICE OP APPOINTMENT OF
Notice is hereby given that the urn
dersigned, S. S. Duncan, has been by
an order of the County Court of Polk
County, State of Oregon, duly ap
pointed as the administrator of the
estate of Irvan Dunn, deceased, and
he has duly qualihed as such administrator.
Therefore all persons having claims
against said estate are hereby notillea
and required to present the same
properly verified, to the undersigned
administrator at his office in the Coun
ty house at McMinnville, in Yamhill
County, State of Oregon, or to said
administrator at the residence ot tl.
L. Fenton, at Dallas, in Polk County,
State of Oregon, within six months
from the date of the first publication
of this notice.
Dated this the 25th day of October,
1915. S. S. DUNCAN,
Administrator of said estate.
FRANK W. 'FENTON,
Attorney for said estate.
Date of first publication of this no
tice is October 26, 1915.
Date of last publication of this no
tice is November 23, 1015.
lights and Batteries, Pock
et Cutlery, Bicycles, Mo
torcycles, Sundries, Blast
ing Powder, Gun Repair
ing, Umbrella Repairing,
Bicycle and Motorcycle Re-
dairing, or in fact any light
Mechanical Repairing, call
L. B. HIXSON, Jr.
315 MAIN ST.
Taxicaba in 1711.
Something over a couple of centuries
ago tbe principle of tbe taxlcab was
known, remarks an exchange. An ad
vertisement in the London Dally Cou
rant of Jan. 13, 1711. announces that
at tbe Sign of tbe Seven Stars, under
the piazza of Covent Garden, a char
iot was on view that would travel
without horses and measure the miles
as it goes. It was capable of turning
and reversing and could go uphlU aa
easily as on level ground.
"Why Is the lily so haughty r" In
quired tbe mushroom. "She barely
nods to the rest of us."
"She Is very proud." explained the
Ivy. "She regards you as an upstart
and me as climber." Kansas City
A marine creature bard to keep all'
tn captivity Is the leatherback turf.
The leatberbark Is a sea turtle, anc
Is tbe biggest of all tbe turtles.
grows to weigh a thousand pounds n
more, six or eight times as much as a
Quite the Contrary.
"Does your wife husband yoar re
sources?" "Not while she's trying to husband
our daughters." Baltimore Aor"n.
A Subdued Vocalist.
Pa, you sing bass in the choir, don't
you ?" asked Bobby Smltfaers.
"Yes, my son." replied Mr. Smitbera,
"And ma sings soprano?"
"Well, there's one thing I don't un
What Is ltr
'Mrs. Tompkins says you slut
mighty big In public and mighty small
at borne." Birmingham Age-Hera! a.
Portugal obtained its name from por
to. the haven or port where tbe Gaula
landed their stores. This Is Oporto,
called by the Portuguese O Porto (the
port). The town was given as a dowry
to Teresa when she married Henry do
Lorraine, who styled himself Earl of
Portugal because the place was known
as the port us Uallorum (the port of the
Gsulsi. The nam Anally extended t
the whole country.
New shipment of Balmacaans
and Overcoats priced at
-$10 to $20-
New shipment of Young Men's
Suits, sizes 33, 34, 35 and 46. New
Plaids in Brown and Gray
PRICED $10 TO $16.50
SPECIAL 16-INCH SHOE $6.45
SPECIAL 12-INCH SHOE $5.15
Come in and seee them
PRICE BROS., Clothiers
THE HOME OF HART, SCHAFFNER & MARX
AGENTS FOR BERGMANN SHOES, FLORSHEIM SHOES,
CLOTHDRAFT CLOTHES -
Good lock Is but another name for
Sons In China.
China one can always borrow
k 'in the trvogth of baring a son,
bb 'r ivunid advance a penny ta
tbe i . - had a dosen daughters.
Tbe a. . '-qnnalble for tbe debts
of tbelr i r three jtvoeratkma.
While dau e responsible only
forthedebi ei husbands.
"Tour son. air. aaa -cry effective
"Bo's he's been borrowing from yea
too?" Baltimore Amrrk-aa
" "Everything is Done
"Yes, boy, in my day we had long lines of overhead shafting
with flapping 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
OREGON POWER CO.
LET US EXPLAIN OUR NEW COOKING RATE TO TOU
THE KIND THAT SATISFIES
There' nothing too large, nor too small, for us to
tackle. Oar facilities are unequalled In this sec
tion, while our workmen have that "touch" so nec
essary In the execution of "good work." . . .
THE POLK CODNH OBSERVER