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TEE FOLK COUNTY OBSERVER, TUESDAY, NOVEMBEE 8, 1915.
Little will be watched with interest,
Carelessness and negligence on the
part of government, officials always
Published Each Tuesday and Friday, are reprehensible, but especially go
when it comes, to matters concerning
the safety and protection of the na
tion as a whole. If there is anything
of this kind the American people
want to know it, and they also want
offenders punished without mercy.
REGARDING SQUARE DEALS.
"All Portland asks is a square
deal," says the spokesman of the
Office 617-519 Court Street
Telephone Main It
BY LEW A. GATES.
. Subscription Rates.
One Tear . . .1.50
Biz Months 76
Three Months 40
No subscription taken unless- paid Portland mills who are fighting for
for In advance. This Is Imperative. ' s strangle hold on the entire lumber
market. This is deliberate misrepre-
Entered as second-class matter Indentation bunk, in the language of
the Postofflce at Dallas, Oregon. the street. The Portland mills have
already had much more than a square
THE WAR TAX. deal and are lighting tor everything
Administration officials are alarmed in sight. Instead of a square deal
at the possibility of a further loss in tuey want the cards so stacked mat
revenue. Months ago certain trust their valley competitors will not have
companies brought suit to recover a cnance.
amounts paid by them under the 'war -these mills are lighting a new rate
tM law. Their example was follow- that has just been granted by the
ed by others, until at the present time Southern Pacific company which gives
practically every dollar paid by the valley mills a differential of four
trust companies under the 'war tax' eents per hundred to main line points
law is involved in litigation. The " California points that on the av
first of these cases is set for trial be- erage are 100 miles nearer to the val
f ore December 1. It is apparent that ley than to Portland. In a similar
the administration is by no means case in -itux toe lniersiauj cowwuico
confident of the integrity of the law commission sanctioned a oineremiai
congress enacted, for additional coun- of ven and one-half cents in the
sel has been enmloved to aid govern- valley's favor, and in announcing its
i. -ii ji i: tu. : Mpcisinn. niH ' "The average dis-
ineni attorneys 111 ueieiiuiug ureuunn. , -
It is said that unusually lanre retain- tance from the Willamette valley to
era Wa hAfln id on both sides for San Francisco is 622 miles and from
legal advice. Portland 722 miles. Our decision, if
The litigation is particularly vexa- it discriminates either way, is against
tious to the government because con- me winamevie yauey aim to ogam
gress laid the foundation for it by a the rortiana muis.
stiiniH hliindfir. The tax involved is This decision, it must be remember-
levied under section 3 of the 'war ed, sanctioned a differential of seven
tar' law rBf(.nW tr, hanks and hank- and one-half cents, let the Portland
era At the time it was oassed federal mills are shouting discrimination be-
courts had already declared that a cause of a rate that gives the valley
statute identical in terms, so far as only lour cenis me Dest oi it. lire
trust companies were concerned, with Portland mills already have enormous
the nresent law. was insufficient to snipping auvu-mugBD iu uui iri,
make trust companies liable for the Water rates give them a practical
tax imposed. It is said that if con- monopoly of the coastwise and for
gress had exercised ordinary caution eign trade, and differentials in their
and drafted the 'war tax' law so that favor give them all the territory- in
it should not conflict with a precedent Eastern Oregon, Eastern Washington
jilrporlv oatnhHahod hv fmlBrnl Annrta. and Idaho. In addition to water
the litigation could have been avoid- routes, they have access to several
ed. Bv carelesslv neelectiner this ele- railroad lines. But in spite of all
mentarv principle, comrress virtually this they are protesting violently be
gave the trust companies a mortgage cause the Willamette valley is given
on all the revenue they have paid, a slight advantage in territory that
which they may foreclose by judicial by right belongs to it. laiK oi wam-
Tirneixliiro me only a square deal is rendered
A flpcisinn ad tn the cnvern- absurd by the acts of the Portland
ment would be unusually embarras- mills themselves. They are asking the
ing at this time. In the first place, interstate commerce commission to
it would mean a further shrinkage in aoonsn tne ianrornia uiueremiui,
revenues directly due to democratic which is in the valley's favor, yet at
carelessness. The treasury deficit long the same time they are seeking to
ago assumed ugly proportions, and have the laauo omerentiai. wmcn i
additional leakages would be damag- in their favor, doubled. Instead of
ine, both financially and politically, a square deal tney want me wom.
pWtliormnro it U nrnnnaeil tn imme- With ft fence aTOUIld it.
diatelv re-enact the 'war tax' law, , The rate hearing that will be held
nhioh antnirmtii-allv exnires Decern- before the interstate commerce com
wr 31. IMS. This nlaces the ad mm- mission in jNovemuer is oi vuai inter-
istration on the two horns of a dilem- est to nil of Western Oregon. .Lum
ma. If the paragraph by which trust beiing is the most important manu
Anmnanina ara tnvaH ta amplifier), it is facturing industry in this entire re-
a confession of error. But if it is gion, and if the mills are compelled
Ire-enacted without amendment, and by adverse rate rulings to close down
i, i-nnria lniAr ,wi,l against the the effects will be little snort oi ois
validity of the law, a large sum in astrous in many communities. If the
revenues will be lost. valley mills are to operate they must
get at least common justice in tne
FIXING THE BLAME. way of rates. When the Portland
The American ueonle will heartily mills talk of wanting a square deal
tically a free swing in such markets,
Where armies used to move afoot,
or in the saddle, they are today trans
ferred in auto trucks and passenger
care. Recent reports from the front
in northern France have referred to
the passage, through towns of whole J
regiments, every suiuier nuiug wim
four or five others in an automobile,
Dispatch bearers ride in automobiles
when they are not mounted on motor
cycles. Generals no longer sit astride
prancing chargers, but go from place
to place more quickly and far more
comfortably in the tonneaus of tour
ing cars. Ammunition is moved by
motor. Ambulances are motor-driv
en. It ie a war of new inventions,
among which the automobile is by no
means the least.
Nor can soldiers be any more care
ful of the cars they use than they are
of other property that is wasted in
war. The problem or tne war cnaui-
feur is usually to get from one place
to another quickly. If his car is ruin
ed by the trip, there are other cars.
A system that is based on exploding,
within an hour or so, a million dol-
A Rare and Curious Collection
of Tact and Fancy.
Way over there in Lazyville,
Close by the Land of Dreams,
The breezes loiter o'er the hill
Where sunshine softly gleams,
The Road to Nowhere stretches wide
The trains of thought run slow
Across the Hills of Hope that hide
The town of Maybe-so.
The town of Maybe-so is built
Of fancies all untrue.
Its turrets of resplendent gilt
Rise to the sky so blue.
'Tis there that hearts grow faint
and sore ,
And strife is never still.
'Tis there you wish that you once
Were back in Lazyville.
Our dad told us once upon a time
lars' worth of shells and rifle cartridg- that if we never did any more than
es, does not pause to consider the cost we got paid for we would never get
of any piece of machinery. A horse paid for any more than we did. 'lhat's
at the front, in this war, lasts five wny we re running tins coiuum w
days. An automobile lasts ten. "j"""g ""-s
Probably there are autonomies in Rfiflr. the massive medico of
all the armies that have been in com- independence, road on the escalator,
mission for weeks and months. There a Bet 0f movable stairs,' at Port
are others which are destroyed the ianc last week. When Doc. told the
first day they go into actual use. The tale to Mrs. Butler, who makes the
average, army officers declare, is ten best huckleberry pie in Polk county,
days to a car. It is safe to figure, in he called the ascending contrivance
maltinc estimates, that every auto- an exasperator.
U1UU11B 1U tllC IlCUtU ttUU jJiiwoii Tt-11 TTTL L ji , . 1
, ,, , n i . i. !;i 13111 Willie UltJ prciViiiUlfUi ttl Mini-
at tne iront win nave to ue xep.aucu i . , M .. T.
by another m three days more tnaui Qod and dut;ful empioye doesn't
a week. have to straighten un and look busy
Henry Ford has said he will make wnen t)ie bos3 comes around. He is
no automobiles for the European arm- always busy. That's why I'm such
ies. but he is getting his benefit nev- a good employe when I find it with
ertheless. Even if no American cars in the demands of human necessity
room Ha sen t abroad and thou- to work.
r..-, Jr. nm rrr', n rr nirOf til OrO til O Amfll"-
r " , Whv. Where. How. When?
making money out of the war, becausel , "
Europe is using all the cars that can 1 bob taU Qwner pleage
oe mane in Europe anu tuero i u nnj t o. w, U. Uradlev.
portation oi automobiles to otner mar
kets. The automobile purchaser in And K ghould Be So Now,
the United States who would have Tn a prohibition speech last week
hniwht a foreiffn-made car if he could Bill Bryan said: "If I had lived
do so. will perforce take an Ameri- two centuries ago and advocated what
'. . , i. T J T -.n..! I,.!,. tioati hnnaF "
can. And wnne mis numuer is nut
extremely large, the number of buyers
anm-ove the efforts of the government they are merely dealing in buncombe
to fix responsibility for the defects in Instead of a square deal they want
submarines resulting in such deplor- the entire lumber industry or Oregon
able accidents as the loss of the F-4 If thev had their way there would
in Honolulu harbor and the deaths of not be a mill in the state outside of
its entire crew. Immediately after Portland. Eugene Register.
this accident occurred there were ug
ly rumors of defective construction THE LAND SHOW.
for this class of boats, and the gov- The Manufacturers' and Land Pre
eminent is now trying to find out who ducts show in Portland has fully dem
was to blame for such errors. At onstrated that the annual assembly-
Boston, last week, Rear Admiral W il- ine of the products of field and fac-
liam T. Little Jr., retired, has been tory, forest and stream, serves the
placed on trial before a court martial, purpose of establishing a closer rela
te answer charges of serious derelic- tionship between consumer and pro
tion of duty in connection with the ducer, and affords an opportunity to
building of the F class submarines, the thousands of eastern visitors to
Admiral Little, it is explained, was better understand the unrivaled re
the official inspector of machinery at sources of the coast country, its ad-
the Foreriver ship-building plant dur- vantages and possibilities. Oregon
ing the construction of some of these has made an excellent showing of its
submarines. And it is charged by agricultural resources. The develop-
subordinates that the admiral was ap- ment of the land and the increase in
parently friendly to the contractors, the output of manufactured articles
in a way that hampered rigid and go hand in hand and the great joint
proper inspection and permitted de- exposition of the industrial and land
fects to be passed and boats accepted products of Oregon and the ftortn-
by the government when specifica-l west is going to bring vast benefits to
tions bad not been lived up to. I all taking part.
The seriousness of this charge can
not be over-estimated, for if it is true BOOMED BY WAR.
it means a direct and personal re- It is frankly conceded by those eon-
snonsibility for not only defrauding nerted with the automobile trade in
the government, but also for the this country that this line of business
deaths of the twenty-odd men who has profited immensely as a result of
met their fate in the unfortunate F-4 the European war. Of course the
at Honolulu. Also it means that oth- American people have bought liberal
er lives have probably been endanger-lv during the past year and longer,
ed in the same manner, and that other and the number of cars in use has
catastrophes might hare occurred had J increased rapidly, in spite of the fact
it not been for the discovery of the numberless cars are annually wrecked
defects of the submarines. Worse and also that a considerable portion
still, if this government had gone to of them are getting so old and worn
war and placed reliance on these de- they have to be discarded entirely,
fective submarines, it easily might But the war demand for sutos has
have been the cause of immeasurable taken an immense nnmber of Ameri
losses and reverses and all because ran cars, and, in addition to this, the
of the negligence, or worse, on the cutting off of the European supply
part of trusted officials who failed to from foreign countries not directly
in South America and 'Canada and
SDain and other neutral countries who
would be getting European motors if
they could, but are forced to take
American cars, is very considerable.
The Greater the Heart.
Grow old like the pine
Through the smiles and the tears,
Growing better, like wine,
With the passing or years:
Let them say, if they can,
When from lite you depart,
"The older the man,
The great the heart'"
Words are not always what they
This is Webster 8 definition ot
After having thoroughly investigat
ed the plan in operation in other ll-
lamette valley towns, and being con-
vine Hint the undertakinff possesses
.. . .. n -i i t. sfifim,
merit, the uauaa commercial ei ud, p; der. An aneient court of
through a committee appointea 101 tuo En?nnd incjdent to every fair and
purpose, has decided to promote a market, of which the steward of him
Sales Day, and the first event of this who owns or has the toll is the
character under its auspices will be judge,
held on the last Saturday of the pres-
nt irmnt.li. A considerable number Wilbur Huches sent to bears-Koe-
tvhave 1'iuck for a drug preparation last
declared their intention of partici- week, and the doctors will never again
Dating in Sales Day, and with the co- Pjofit from his illness. The contente
, l a Ai or tne can are euarameeu m cuic
operation and encouragement of tins bu ggcroula, 9ciatica,
element lanure is quu iuipwsii. h,ood poism affu8) pneumonia,
ine interests ui cii.j aim coughs, colds, chilblains, nervons-
practically identical one cannot sue- Ls (.iken nox. stiff muscles, back-
ceed without the other and therefore ache, dandruff, scarlatina, rheuma-co-operation
in things material must tism, cholera, septicaemia, insomnia,
necessarily result in the upbuilding of superstition and hunger. The pack
a greater and more prosperous com- age cost 47c, including postage,
munitv. Sales day not only offers op- .
Iportunitv for business transactions .Advising AlDCrx,
among the farmers themselves, but
opens the way for enhancing be te, I d hag not yet
advised that Indian territory Has
ceased exist, and is now a zone ot
speculation and irrigation under the
social relations between the entire
populace of the county.
An exchange tells of a little boy in imposing protectorate of the magnifl
Sunday school who thought that the cent state ot Oklahoma.
ninnfiii-ol nlipaoa "tha nniilf anrl til A I
dead "referred to joy riders and their Our friend, Ev. May, assistant
' j .u. i j coach of the 0. A. C. football squad.
victims. -Liiai is aa iruuu aa mc win . 4, p
. . . . . saw an eastern came recently. Ot the
one about the little chap who lancied dij nf0. him s
the choir in his church was singing
about "a consecrated,
bear." Michigan captain clapped him on the
hack with a 'Well done, old topi' "
The president of the State Editor- Whereat we pause to remark that
ial association, in an address before that must be a hecKuva tning to gei
his fellow pencil-pushers at Salem on capped on ine nach. wuu,
came, a Portland paper quotes him as
mini,' "Affor flip Syracuse Dlaver
cross-eyed L.gnt over for his first touchdown, the
NA1HEN THE PUBLIC
PATS YOU ON
TXE BACK IT
"TO TAKE- THE
BRICK OUT .
OF ITS hand!
WNNfeRS IN APRIL
BUT ONLY ONe I
(N OCTOBER !
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned has been duly appointed
Guardian of the estate of .Henry M,
Beirry, an incompetent person, by the
rlon. Uouinty Uourt oi rolK Uounty,
Oregon. All persons holding claims
against said estate should present the
same to the undersigned for adjust
ment, and all persons owing said es
tate are hereby notified to settle same
with said guardian.
J. D. SMITH,
Guardian of the estate of Henry M,
SIBLEY & EAKIN,
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF
Notice is hereby given that the uin
dersigned, S. S. Duncan, has been by
an order ot the County Court of Polk
County, State of Oregon, duly ap
pointed as the administrator of the
estate of Irvin Dunn, deceased, and
he has duly qualified as such adminis
Therefore all persons having claims
against said estate are hereby notified
and required to present the
properly verified, to the undersigned
administrator at his olnce in the
Court house at McMinnville, in Yam
hill County, State of Oregon, or to
said administrator at the residence of
H. L. Fenton, at Dallas, in Polk Coun
ty, State ot Uregon, 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 i.5, lUlo.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned as executors of the estate
of John H. Ground, deceased, have
filed their final account in the County
Court of the State of Oregon, for
Polk County, and that Saturday, the
20th day of November, 1915, at the
hour of one o'clock in the, afternoon
of said day, at the court room of.
the said county court, in the city of
Dallas, Oregon, has been appointed
by said Court as the time and place
for hearing of objections to the said
final account, and the settlement
thereof. ROBERT F. GROUND
WILLIAM H. GROUND
JOHNNIE M. GROUND
Executors of the estate of John H.
D. BROWN & J. R. SIBLEY,
67-5t. Attorneys for the estate.
east quarter and the North half of the
Southwest quarter of Section 4, Tp. 7,
S., R. 8 W., W. M., Oregon; that the
claims of the defendants, or either
of them, of any right, title or interest
in or to said lands are void and of
no effect, and that plaintiffs' title
to said lands, and every part thereof
be forever quieted against the claims,
of the defendants and all persona
claiming by, through or under them,
or either of them, and that defend
ants and- all persons claiming by,
through or under them, and each of
them, be forever barred, enjoined and
restrained from claiming or setting
up any right, title or interest to all
or any part of said land.
This summons ia published by order
of the Honorable J. B. Teal, County
Judge of the above-named County of
Polk, duly made and entered the 4th
day of October, 1915.
Dated ait Dallas, Oregon, this 4th
day of October, 1915.
A. C. SHAW,
Attorney for Plaintiffs, 819 Yeon
building, Portland, Oregon.
r irst publication, October oth.
Last publication, November 16th.
Friday, said that the newspaper that
supported a candidate for office in a
political campaign should expect the
business of that official after his elec
tion. Which may be very true. But
Dallas Citizens, Testify for the Pub
A truthful statement of a Dallas
'expecting" business and "getting" eitizeni in his own words, should
it are two different things, Mr. Pres
convince the most skeptical about the
merits of Doan's Kidney Pills. If
you suffer from backache, nervous-
Ampricnn mills Iiuva .nHt, i. ness. sleeplessness, urinary disorders
ceived very large orders for blankets n.v.form of kidney ills, use a
and overcoats for the Russian army.
These orders can hardly be for the
coming winter as the blankets cannot
be shipped befort the first of Decem
ber and it will be well into the winter
toatpl kidney medicine.
A Dallas citizen tells or uoan s
Could vou demand more convincing
proof of merit t
Mrs. A. Sietertn. ou vtasnmsnun
before they could reach the troops, street, Dallas, says: "Doan s Kid
Some of the Russian purchases are nev Pills have proven to be a fine rem-
for delivery as late as June, 1917,
which indicates that Russia is not
planning for an early end of the war.
perform their duty.
The outcome of the trial of Admiral
concerned in the war has ratjied in
eivine American manufacturers prae-
Statistics show that nearly one-
fourth of the farmers in Kausas own
their own outomobiles. Oregon farm
ers may not be able to equal this aa Kidney Pills the same that
edv in our home and I have recom
mended them many times. They have
given me good relief from backache
and kidnv trouble on several oeea-
. - . . I 1 1 1 !
sions. They nave aiso neipea oiners
of my family."
Price 50e. at all dealers, uon t
simply ak for a kidney remedy eet
record as yet. but thev are fast get
Mrs. Sieferth had. oster-Jlilburn
Co., Props, Buffalo, X. Y.
SUMMONS CASE NO. 4720.
In the Circuit Court of the State
of Oregon for the County of Polk.
Harrison B. niley and William C.
Niblack, Plaintiffs, vs. Mary Augi,
Frank Laundry, and the unknown
heirs of Joseph Augi, deceased, and
each of them ; and also all persons or
parties unknown claiming any right,
title, estate, lien or interest in the
real property described in the com
plaint herein, Defendants.
To Mary Augi, Frank Laundry, the
unknown heirs of Joseph Augi, de
ceased, and also to all persons or
parties unknown claiming any right,
title, estate, lien or interest in and
to Lot 6. and Northwest quarter of
the Southeast quarter and North
half of the Southwest quarter, Sec
tion four. Township seven South of
Range eight West, Willamette Me
In the name of the State of Oregon,
you are hereby required to appear and
answer the complaint tiled against
you in the above entitled suit within
six weeks from the date of the first
publication of this summons, to-wit,
on or before the 17th day of Novem
And if you fail to appear and an-
Notice is hereby given by the un
dersigned taxpayers of Road District
Number 3, in the County of Polk,
State of Oregon, who are more than
ten per cent, of the taypayers of said
District, that a meeting of the resi
dent taxpayers of said Road District
will be held on Saturday, the 27th
day of November, in the year 1915,
at the hour of 2 o'clock, p. m. of said
day, at the Auditorium in the School
House in School District No. 21, in
said Road District, for the purpose
of voting on the question of whether
or not an additional tax shall be lev
ied bv the resident taxpayers of said
district on all the taxable property
in said district for road purposes,
under the provisions of Section 6321
of Lord's Oregon Laws as amended
by Chapter 316, General Laws of Ore
gon, l'Jli. At said meeting the resi
dent -taxpayers of said district will
by a majority vote of such taxpayers
levy such additional tax (if any) as
they may deem advisable to improve
the roads of said district.
Witness our hands this 4th day of
C. H. GILLIAM
G. A. M'CULLOCH
J. T. FRIAR
J. J. ROBERTS
O. H. RUSSELL
i L J. WHITE
W. H. M'KEE
G. G. REMPLE
F. E. LYNN
Date of first publication, November
5, 1915. 71-4t.
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for the relief p raved for in the com
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are the owners in fee simple of Lot
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