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THE POLK COUNTY OBSERVER, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1915.
TERSE TALES OF TOWN
LOCAL NEWS OF DALLAS AND
Personal Paragraphs Pertaining
People and Their Movements,
Gleaned by Observer.
Peter Greenwood, street commis
sioner, has been busy the past week
laying temporary crosswalks on sev
eral of the leading streets of the city.
that pedestrians may not soil their
footwear in traveling back and forth.
Thos. E. Lyons of Salt Creek was
Dallas visitor on Saturday.
That the regular monthly sales day.
which will be held in Dallas on oatur
day, .November 27, will be a success
is a foregone conclusion, provided
thos farmers who have given encour
agement to the enterprise fail not to
be present on that occasion.
The street manicuring department
of the city government made a raid
on debris Saturday, and as a result the
principal thoroughfaies of the city
took on an improved appearance.
There is a strong probability that
the Imperial hotel will be reopened
soon after the new year. Legal pro
ceedings have been instituted agains
Mr. Corson to foreclose the mortgage
on the furniture and fixtures, and with
the end of this litigation the hostelry
will doubtless do business again under
another management, not yet iuliy de
The Barham Manufacturing com
pany has recently installed a new and
modern sanding machine, which makes
it possible to turn out millwork of
the highest and best grade. The ma
chine is a "great time-saver as well
The drinking fountain recently in
stalled at the corner of Court and
Church streets is proving a great con
venience to many passing pedestrians,
whose thanks for the thirst quencher
are due to the public-spirited ladies
of the city.
The Catherwood garage is filled to
overflowing with automobiles that
have been dumped into the discard
during the winter months, yet "Dad"
says there s always room tor another.
Thirty-two cars are in storage there.
The cayotte which has been killing
many sheep in the bait Creek neigh
borhood, and whose scalp a number
of townspeople went- after a short
time since is still at large, but the
number of depredations have decreas
ed since the hunt. The animal is prob
ably waiting for the excitement) to
U. S. Grant of Dallas was elected
a director of the American Angora
Goat Bleeders association at the an
nual meeting recently held in Kansas
1). C. Walker of Monmouth was i
Dallas visitor on Saturday. Althnug!
residing in Monmouth he is still post
master at Buell, his former home, the
department not having as yet accept
ed his resignation.
Air. and Mrs. A. U Martin en, I Miss
Helen Scott spent Friday in Indepen
dence and Monmouth.
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Ellis returned
yesterday from the San Francisco ex
position, whither they went a tort-
night since. Mr. Ellis is loud in his
praise of Oregon's exhibit, which is
eclipsed only by Canada and C alifor
nia. The show being made by this
state he considers little less tlinn won
derful, when nil the circumstances are
Mr. F. E. French went to Portland
on Saturday, there to pack the display
made by Polk county at the Land
Products show for shipment back to
Mrs. Cecelia Wallen of Forest Grove
has been the house guest of Mrs. Wm.
Mrs. Staibuck and daughter Edith
of Portland spent the week-end at the
home of Dr. and Mrs. A. B. Starbuck
Miss. Marinrie Holman spent the
week-end with her patents at Antioch.
Miss Mildred Chapin of Falls City
was in Dallas bal unlay.
Mr. Walter Bnllantyne is visiting
friends in Dayton.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Loughary and
son, Frank, Jr.,' of Liickiamute, are
visiting at the home- of U. S. Lough
Miss Marie Gritliu of Salem spent
the week-end with her paients.
Miss Esther Beehe spent the week
end at ilie horn? of Miss Emma Ueebe
John Eakin of Waco. Texas, who
lias been visiting his brother, Hort
here, has gone to Newport to spend a
week or ten days. He will return t
Dallas to complete his visit with his
Mr. Bert Teats, a former teachei
here, lint now of Independence, spent
Saturday in Dallas.
Miss Dora Hayes spent the week
end with her parents. Miss Hayes is
attending the Monmouth Normal.
W. E. Shafer of McCoy was a week
end visitor in Dallas.
X. Pollack and S. E. Archibald of
Albany )eiit Sunday in Dallas.
Jim and Curt Hubbard left yester
day morning for a fishing expedition
to the mouth of the Snnship, ami ex
pert to be absent a week.
The I ailies of the Methodist church
re making a collection of garments,
which will be shipped to Portland on
Thursday for distribution there.
Miss .May Johnson of Falls City Iims
taken the place of Miss Gladys M:.T
tin at the switchboard in the tele,
phone office. Miss Martin intends to
remain in California and has given io
her position here.
The Herald, published at Hlfay.
Baker county, says the schools .here.
under the direction of Prof. Bones,
are making splendid progress. Prof.
Bones formerly taught in Indepen
Mil. and Mrs. E. S. Longacre of Sil
verton were guests of Judge and Mrs.
J. L. Collins Sunday. This worthy
couple is well and pleasantly remem
bered by many residents of Dallas and
Polk county. Mr. Longacre was prin
cipal of the Dallas public schools
twenty-eight years ago, while his es
timable wife had charge of the prim
ary department. Their daughter, Marl-
guerite, who is well-known as a vocal
ist and dramatic reader, is the wire
of Mr. J. J. Connell of Connell Broth
ers Co., Shanghai, China. The young
er daughter, Anna, is the wife of Dr.
J. W. Welch of Athena, Oregon. Mr.
and Mrs. Longacre left Monday morn
ing for their home in Silver-ton. They
expect to start soon for a visit to
their old home in Texas.
Ralph E. Williams spent a part of
yesterday in the city transacting bus
iness in connection with the banks of
which he is president.
F. H. Morrison returned on Sunday
evening from an extended visit in
California. Mr. Morrison, who is
talented singer, was very popular on
the boats, both going and coming', for
the entertainment his selections offer
ed the passengers. t
T. C. btockwell returned on Satur
day from Bend and Portland, where
he had spent ten days.
W. L. "Bill" White spent Satur-
day and Sunday on a business trip
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Strayer are vis
iting Mrs. Strayer's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Cosper. Mis. Strayer
had been here for several days and
the couple will return home together.
Miss Mattie Jannan was the guest
of Mrs. Plank on a week-end visit at
Salem, where they were entertained
Mi's. C. L. Irwin of Monmouth was
visitor in Dallas yesterday.
Mr. Toedtemeyer of Airlie spent
Monday in the city transacting busi
ness and greeting friends.
County Clerk A. B. Kobmson spun;
Sunday in Portland. '
Phil Pnce was a Portland visiter
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Gilbert of Waco,
Nebraska, arrived in Dallas last even
ing to enjoy a J'isit with Mr. and
Mrs. Conrad Stafun. Mr. and Mrs.
Gilbert are enroute to the San Fran
cisco exposition and before leaving
Polk county will visit Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Brobst at Perrydale.
Mayor and Mrs. E. C. Kirkpatrick
returned on Thursday from a visit to
Mrs. Ethel Woods was a recent
guest of her brother, Ralph E. Wil
liams of Portland.
AN IMPORTANT RULING
LONG DRAWN OUT CONTROVER
SY OVER HOPS SETTLED.
After Farmer Uses Reasonable Dili
gence in Cultivating Broker Must
Take Crop and Pay.
Stewart-Cleveland Mr. George Dun
can Stewart of Dallas and Miss Mary
Cleveland of Buell were united in the
holy bonds of matrimony at the home
of the bride's mother, Mrs. William
Ridgewav, last Sunday forenoon at
11 o'clock, the Rev. A. A. Winters of
Salem performing the ceremony. Fol
lowing a wedding dinner and the hear
ty congratulations of those immediate
elatives and friends who attended the
tying of the nuptial knot, Mr. and
Mrs. Stewart left for Portland and
Seattle, wheie they will spend a few
days before returning to Buell, which
place they will make their home,' for
he present at least. Mr. Stewart has
been employed by the city of Dallas
superintendent of its crushing
plant during the past five summers,
and is well and favorably known to a
large number ot residents ot tins vi
cinity. Miss Cleveland has long re
sided at Buell, and is highly esteemed
by all who know her. The young coup
le havei the best wishes of all for a
appy and prosperous journey adown
he turbulent stream of time.
An interesting case was that decid
ed by Judge Hany H. Belt at Mc-
Minuville last week, in which igan
Richardson & Co., owners of one of
Polk county's most extensive hop
yards, were involved. This firm, which
has a brokerage business in London,
England, were the plaintiffs and Clyde
La toilette, a prominent lamhill
grower, defendant. Briefly the1 con
troversy out of a hop contract made
about three years ago whereby La bol
left agreed to sell and deliver 30,000
pounds of hops to these brokers dur
ing each of the five years then follow
ing, at the price of 14 cents per pound.
The contract had the usual provisions
in it requiring advances to be made
for cultivation and picking. No trou
ble arose between the parties in 1913
because Dhe hops then were worth
about 25 cents per pound, but last
year the market had gone down and
when it came time to deliver the hops
the agents tor igan, Kichardson &
Co., refused to accept the hops upon
the ground that they were inferior. La
Follette contended that the hops were
prime according to contract. The
brokers then demanded that La Fol
lette should repay to them $2,100,
which they had advanced to him dur
ing the year 1914. He refused to do
this and then the hop brokers brought
an action for the purpose of recover-
judgement against La Follette for
After the hop brokers had rejected
the hops in the fall of 1914, and refus
ed to take them, La Follette sold them
for about seven cents per pound and
the money he received from this sale,
together with his advances, received
from the brokers exceeded the amount
due to him under the contract to sell
at 14 cents per pound and left a bal
ance in his hands due to the brokers
amounting to $104.10. The jury after
being out for a short time leturhed a
verdict giving the plaintiffs, the brok
ers, the sum of $104.10.
One of the interesting questions
which arose in this case was the con
tention made by the brokers that be
cause La Follette had agreed to sell
them 30,000 pounds of hops each year
tor five years mentioned in the con
tract and he only produced 28,000
pounds in 1914, he had made a breach
of his contract and could not recover
anything. But the court decided oth
erwise. The judge ruled that all the
faimer had to do was to exercise reas
onable skill and ordinary diligence in
cultivating his hop yard and that if
after having done so the crop was
short and less that the amount men
tioned in the contract the broker
would be obliged to take it and pay
lie land subject to entry in the moun
tain districis is fit only for grazing
purposes in- most cases. The central
Oregon lands that may be entered by
the homesteader are of the same char
acter as those uecently brought under
cultivation and which are producing
da to 40 bushels ot wheat to the acre
As yet there are no railroads in cen
tral Oregon and facilities for market
ing crops are poor.
Under the present laws of the Uni
ted Mates a homesteader must reside
on the land three years before mak
ing final proof. Because of the fact
that there is little employment for
men to be tound in central Oregon it
is almost a necessity for a homestead
er to have at least WoOO in cash in
order to live during the three-year
term, in these circumstances the Ckie-
gon development bureau of the Port
land Chamber of Commerce will ask
congress to amend the homestead
laws to provide that no Tesidence be
required ot the entryman during the
first three years after filing, but that
he be required to cultivate one-eighth
of the land each of the .first three
years, residence to be required on the
land for seven months during each of
the following two years'
SUNDAY LAW TO BE TESTED.
A SALOON OF FORTY-NINE.
Entertain at Cards Misses Helen
and Gladys Loughary delightfully en
tertained at cards Satuiday evening.
rogressive r ive Hundred was played
hree tables. Luncheon was served
by Miss Gladys Loughary. The guests
the evening were: Misses .Mar
jorie Bennett, Pauline C'oad, Miriam
Hart, Dorothy Bennett, Helen Casey,
Maud Barnes, Muriel Grant, Hallie
Smith, Knth BaiTett, Lucile Lough
ary, Irene Barrett, Helen Loughary
and' Gladys Loughary.
Married Albert Linegar and Miss
Hutoqua L. Cade of West Salem were
united in marriage at that place on
Tuesday by the Rev. Thomas I).
Yarnes of the West Salem M. E.
In the contest for a name for, tlte
store recently purchased by C. L. Cri
der from the Dallas Mercantile com
pany, the prize was this morning
awarded to H. C. Seymour. The name
wlected bv the committee is "Crider's
DALLAS PEOPLE PRAISE
Mauy in Dallas praise the simple
mixtuie of buckthorn bark, glycerine,
etc.. known as Adlrr-ik. This reme
dy is the most THOROUGH bowel
oi anser ever sold being even ned
uccefiillv in appendicitis. ONE
MMOXHh relieves almost ANY
CASE of mnfttipation. sour or gassy
stomach. ONE MINUTE after you
take it the gasses ramble and pass
out. Adleri-ka cannot gripe and the
INSTANT action is surprising. Con
rad Stafrin, druggist 6-Tne.
Ill in San Francisco.
Mrs. U. S. Grant, who accompanied
her husband to San Francisco a fort
night, since, is very ill with la grippe
at Hotel St. Regis in that city.
I CAN PROVE IT
Reversion to Cowboy Days at Indepen
dence Fountain of Remorse."
In true wild western style, or at
least as that style is represented on
the stage, Al. Whitney and Moss
Walker are conducting a saloon at In
dependence in a tent since the disas
trous fire in which their place of bus
iness was destroyed. Whitney &
Walker have long been famous as
thirst quenchers at Independence, and
by their business in the amber and
dark brown fluids have amassed no in
considerable wealth. The mere matter
of a fire was insufficient to keep these
venders from the sociable calling of
Polk county, as well as Salem and
other parts of Marion. Therefore,
soon after the red embers had cooled
off, Whitney & Walker were doing bus
iness, a la wild west, in a tent. The
canvas covered saloon is meeting all
the demands that it is put to, but
there are many inconveniences the
owners must, put up with. The bar
tenders are dressed in the stvle of a
day now dead and gone. Red flannel
shirts and rough trouseis, and a buck
aroo hat, when hat is necessary. For
the purpose of further ornamentation
the bartenders wear cartridge belts,
and have the prescribed unseemly
handkerchief to go with the remain-,
der of the outfit. A forty-niner would T . Tvxn
indeed think he had awakened from a, THE CELEBRATED EEK&-
In anticipation of a general move
raent throughout the state to enforeo
the provisions of the drastic Sunday
closing law the Brunswick-oalke-Col
lendar company pt Chicago, the big
manufacturers ot billiard and poo,
tables, etc., has sued out a temporary
injunction against all district attor
neys and sheriffs in the state of Ore
gon, restraining them trom attempt
ing to enforce the law and in doing
so to close up all of the places of
amusement and relaxation in which
their products are in use. Although
no effort has as yet been made by Dis
trict Attorney Sibley and Sheriff Orr
of this county to enforce observance
of the Sunday closing law,, which af
fects every class ot business except
drug stores, they have been served
with restraining orders from the Uni
ted States district court at Portland,
where the action has been brought to
test the constitutionality of the act.
Hearing of the case has been set for
November 15. The complaint states
that the plaintiff has interests in Ore
gon valued at $auu,uuu, .fiu.uuu or
which property interest is claimed to
be represented in Marion county.
EDWARD BIDDLE PASSES
(Continued from page one.)
rved in that office until 1907. He
was for eight yearn high priest of the
Ainsworth chapter of the Ancient Or
der of Masons and was active in
lodge woik foi many years. The
lodge brothers ivifl have charge of
the funeral and a brother will arrive
tomorrow from Virginia City. Other
members of the family live at Roch
ester, N. Y., and the sad news has
been sent to them. Mr. Biddle him
self was the eldest of, a family of six
children, but had no childien himself.
Big Bridge Closed.
During the high wind that, prevail
ed yesterday, the inter-county bridge
at Salem was closed to trathc, as per
the recommendation of the inspecting
SOME GROCERIES FLUCTU
ATE IN PRICE WITH THE MAR
KET; BUT, NO MATTER WHAT
THE MARKET, OUR PRICE IS
SHREWD BUYING AND A Bit,
TRADE THE ANSWER.
YOUR PATRONAGE ON TRIAL
PUT US TO THE PROOF.
SIMONTON & SCOn
Phone 18. 515 Court street.
forty-year sleep could he take in the
Whitney & Walker wild west show
INDEPENDENCE HAS LYCEUM.
Surplus of Proceeds Will Be Used for
. Beautifying City.
A committee consisting of about
twenty members has undertaken to
give Independence a Lyceum course
this winter. It is backed by the busi
ness men of the city and Civic Ii.i
provement league. Season tickets
have already been sold to cover the
expense of same, and the surplus, if
any, will be used for the Iientfit of
beautifying the city. The first num
ber on tiie course was given V. eiins
daV night to a crowded hotue. The
Puckner Jubilee singers rendered a
pleasing and entertaining prolan:.
WOULD CHANGE LAW.
Awarded Gold Medal
P. P. L E. San Francisco, 1915.
The Strongest and nearest water-proof
Logger, Cruisers'. Miners, Sportsmen
Men'i Comfort Dress Shoes
Strong Shoes for Boys
Shop today we'll put your gifts away. '
OUR STOCK 13 COMPLETE IN EVERY MINOR
DETAIL, AND WE WANT YOU TO INSPECT IT.
MAKE YOUR SELECTIONS NOW, PAY A SMALL
DEPOSIT, AND WE'LL PUT YOUR GIFTS AWAY
UNTIL CHRISTM VS TIME. BY THIS METHOD YOU
GET A SELECTION FROM AN ABSOLUTELY COM
See our Sterling Silver FlatwareNew Patterns
MORRIS, The Jeweler
Over 22 years in business in Dallas
We Give the
COME IN THIS WEEK AND MAKE YOUR SELECTION OF
WDTTER UNDERWEAR. OUR "MUNSING'" LINE SO WELL-
KNOWN TO OUR MANY CUSTOMERS NOW COMPLETE IN
ALL STYLES, MATERIALS AND SIZES
WE ARE SELLING THE BEST LINE OF RUBBER BOOTS AND
RUBBERS IN THIS CITY. LOOK FOR THE RED LABEL OR
BALL-BRAND MARK. OUR HIGH GRADE LINE OF LADIES'
RAIN COATS HAVE BEEN REDUCED IN PRICE. 'KENYON'S"
GUARANTEED GARMENTS, EVERYONE BACKED UP BY THE
MAKER, AND OUR GUARANTEE TO GIVE SATISFACTION.
THE BEE HIVE STORE
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Chewing Tobacco. It is the
' new "Real Tobacco Chew" cut
long Shred -or send 10c in stamps to us.
WEYMAN-BRUTOff COMPANY, 50 Unio. Square, New Tort Of
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF
Notice is hereby given that the un
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 In in Dunn, deceased, and
he has duly qualified as such administrator.
Therefore all persons having claims : tiee is November 23, 1915,
against said estate are hereby notified
from the date of the first publication
of this notice.
Dated this the 25th dav of October,
1915. S. 8. DUNCAN,
Administrator of said estate.
FRANK W. FEXTON,
Attorney for said estate.
Date of first publication of this no
tice is October 26, 1913.
Date of last publication of this no-
and required to present
Commerce Body Will Ask Homestead ' THEO. BEPGMANN SHOE MANU
Law Amendment. FACTORING COMPANY
During the fiscal vear ended Julv 1.1621 Thurman St. Portland, Oregon properly verified, to the nnders:gn:-d
1H1.V Fovernment land to the amount Ask for administrator at his office in the
if 527.fiti8 acres were filed upon in, THE BERGMANN WATER-PROOF
Oregon. There remain 15,442.178 SHOE OIL
um of land subject to entry in this
state. Mitch of it is dry fanning land
in central and eastern ureson.
Price Brothers, exclusive agents in
Pub-! Dallas for Bcrgmann shoes. 69-tf.
FARM MORTGAGE LOANS.
Write to ns about terms, staving
Court house, at McMinnville. in Yam-:01"" wanted and character and val
hill County, State of Oregon, or toie of faim. location, etc.
said administrator at the residence of FEAR & GRAY, Portland. Ore.
H. L. Fenton, at Dallas, in Polk Conn-1 Temporary address 102 Fourth St.
tv. State of Oregon, within six months T4-tf.