VOL. 27 (THE HOME PAPER) DALLAS, FOLK COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1915. (TWICE-A-WEEK) NO. 77 MANY RETURN THANKS PRAISE SERVICES ARE CON DUCTED LAST EVENING. Bey. George H. Bennett Delivers Forceful Sermon Before Large Congregation at Church. Unstinted praises for ithe mercies of the past twelvemonth were sung in Dallas last evening, when members of the various protestant de nominations of the city assembled at the Evangelical church to appropri ately observe the annual day of thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, the great- est of American least days, is usual ly celebrated by the smaller commu nities of the commonwealth by all denominations joining in a union praise service, and this commendable plan was successfully carried into effect in this instance, i There were special music and special prayers for the service, and the Rev. George H. Bennett, pastor of the Methodist church, delivered a sermon fitting the occasion, "The Boon of Altruism, Peace and Plenty," the burden of the human cry, being Mb theme. A synopsis of his discourse follows: "Happy thoughts and a full stom ach are near neighbors. I am sure this audience is in a very amiable frame of- mind, together with the rest of the hundred million American peo ple, owing to the abundant blessings a kind providence has bestowed upon us. Y hue so much ot this old world is torn with war, and is faint with hunger, and sunk in woe, there still remains one place where the prayers and hymns ot praise and (thanksgiv ing may ascend from happy hearts, The universal theme of thanksgiving in song and prayer today in our fa vored land, has been that Uncle 8am is ait peace with all the world. For this happy fact we are most pro foundly thankful. But American peace in the midst of world-war is not accidental. It is not due to our geographical position beyond broad oceans. It is due rather to Ithe wise and pacific spirit and lofty ideals of the American people,-and to the su perior statesmanship of our christian president, "We are truly thankful for the grace ot patience and patriotism possessed in such marked degree bv Woodrow Wilson in dealing with Mexico in her suicidal revolutions. Our small sacri fices endured wisely and with patience have saved us trom more costly sacri fices in treasure and precious Ameri can lives and today we rejoice in the dawning or peace and a brighter day lor atmoted Mexico. "Our president's policy has wit nessed the pacification of that suffer ing people an end which might have been attained by the more costly pol icy oi intervention and invasion. Peace without intervention and its complications is far better than peace by intervention. We rejoice that peace has come to our sister republic at a minimum cost to Mexico and ourselves, and that today the nations of the western hemisphere are bound togeth er by closer ties of confidence and friendship than ever before. "We are deeply thankful ithat the plea of the ultra-pacifist party in our country v for "peace at any price" i has been repudiated as dangerous tol- iy in these trying times by the Amer- &n people, "Provide tor the com- defense" is. wntten in the pre- T"le oi our coj aition. ' It is Td duty imposed upon every cit- 't bv the constitution. When our iTtont urees adeauate measures ur national defense, he is only performing Ins oath of olhce and con stitutional duty to his country. And Ithe citizen who opposes adequate measures for the common defense is simply denying the people their right under the constitution, rle is assum ing there is no such thing as public danger of invasion. Such men are worse than dreamers. They are pub lie enemies who are playing into the hands of a possible foreign foe, by lulling us to sleep and stripping us of the means of repelling that foe wnen me crucial day arrives. - "Peace at any price" is a Viola tion of the constitution which com mands "provide for the common de fense." It is a sacrifice of the in mate laws of life, liberty and the pur suits of happiness. So long as any nation maintains a powerful army acu navy, jusi so long must we main tain an army and navy competent to repel invasion by that nation. Be cause we are peaceable and unambi tious of foreign conquest, we must not beguile ourselves into believing we are safe from attack and conquest so long as oiuumoua ana unscrupulous mon arch sit on the thrones of armed na tions. So long as all the people in town are honest, we may sleep with open doors but when a robber eomes to town, every door must be locked. We are thankful today that Uncle Sam is wide awake to the necessity for ad eq as tie preparation not for foreign conquest, but for home pro tection. And we hail with joy the signs of the times which point to the day coming when the spread of de mocracy and tbe confederation of na- tions will see the final disarmament of the world. "How glad we are today and thank-1 ful to God that the gospel of Christ has been so fully preached and ia so fully practiced in America that in the day of woe and national disaster, the world may turn for succor to our country and not be turned away emp ty. Liberty enlightens the world. American altruism and sympathy for the sintering and brotherly kindness illumines ithe black despair that hov ers over the nations in famine and pestilence, in earthquake and desolat ing war. The world's dire extremity is America's great opportunity and thank God, Uncle Sam has the altru istic spirit and the business abilitv to measure up to the world's crying neeo. via t nauiean culture threw a magic spell over human minds and made man conscious of destinv. Greek culture taught mankind the e-loriea oi oeauty. ttoman culture was built up by the sword, yet law and justice became its heritage. Latin religion was mixed ' with superstition, but taught men reverence. Anglo-Saxon culture was torn by strife, but out of it came religious libertv. Frnncn. out of the terror of intolerance learn ed the kinship of classes. England, through colonization, built a hio-hr world-wide civilization. But Uncle Sam stands anions- the nutinna th Good Samaritan." God has bestowed Mi Trill fa rr the orchard, field and meadow upon us with lavish hand as a reward of honest toil. The horn of plenty has been poured out into the lar of A iun industry and bumper crops as tonish our eves. American fn yielded 500 million more bushels of cereals than ever before. "When the din of war burst and Henly upon the world dismay seized our hearts, but the hour of terror is past. Calm and confidence are re stored and a veritable wave of pros perity is now sweeping over our country. Dunn's Review declares: "there is no slackening in the arl- vance that foreshadows the a-reaitest commercial development in the his tory or the country. Business is no longer whofly dependent on war de mands, but bumper crops, a wide spread increase in the working force, and in the power of the people to purchase have established the basis for an era of unexampled orosneritv Reports from every section are excep tionally unanimous in disclosing im provement, the circle of widening, ac tivity naving extended to all brandi es of enterprise in all parts of the country. Credit and collective condi tions are better than in many years. "We look with hope to the future. History will repeat itself. From the ashes of desolated nations will srisc a new and higher type of civilisa tion. The stricken peoples are seek ing after God. The eyes of the world are being opened. The waste and woe of the liquor habit are now discovered as never before. John Barleycorn has met dire defeat on European battle fields and in America is pressed to the last ditch. Prohibition in nine teen sovereign states is a sure har binger of national and international prohibition. John Barleycorn is doomed. The forces of evangelism and educa tion are steadily defeating the forces of superstition and ignorance. The average or human lite is lengthening under the magic touch of medicine and surgery. Treatment of 200 thous and soldiers with typhoid, anti-toxin demonstrates the final conquest of that dreadful malady, and is another triumph with those over smallpox, diphtheria, spinal meningitis, typhus, tetances and hydrophobia. (Jut ot the darkness and desola tion of the past comes a new day and a stronger and happier race, for we see the time drawing near when tbe nations shall learn war no more. and when christian principles shall rule the world; suffering will be re duced to a minimum and the people will die of old age." Cattle Indemnity Hearings. Several f armera. who have lost cows thrnuch the operation of Oregon 'i anti-tuberculosis laws, have recently asked indemnity for their financial loss and their cases will be heard at the court house at different times, beginning on Monday. 1 red Loy and C. N. Shriver each lost one tubercu lar cow and T. A. Dunn lost three head. These eentlemen will attempt to show that they have complied with the law in the matter and will claim the value of the slaughtered animals at a hearing on Monday. H. W. Codley will ask indemnity on Decem ber 15 for the loss he suffered when the state killed his cow. Road to Quarry Being Rushed. Tim Oretmn Portland Cement com pany has its spur track completed as far as the John Farley place, and is now extending the line about 200 yards further np the creek. It will be standard gauge to that point, from where a narrow gauge will be con structed to the old rock quarry, about a quarter of a mile below the Oak dale schoolhouse. Fire Destroys Farm Hons. Tbe home of E. N. Bliven about two miles down the river from Salem, in Polk county, was destroyed by fire, together with all the eon tents Mon- dav The house was owned by A Grober and was insured for S500. The household goods were owned by Mr. Bliven and were not insured. TALK REACHES CLIMAX GOVERNING POWERS AGREE TO CONSTRUCT NEW BRIDGE. Inter-County Span Across Willamette River at Salem Promises to Be Both Modern and Model. Pnlk and Marion counties will con struct an inter-county bridge, across the Willamette river at Salem, the cost of which will be approximate; 200.000. and work on- the same wiL be inaugurated as early next, spring as practicable. The county of Polk will pay one-third of the neeessjuy ex rmnop Ann Marion two-thirds. Polk county will include a portion of the cost of the structure in the 1916 bud wot and the remainder in the 1917 budget, thus making it possible under the law to build the onage, wmuu , after an exhaustive investigation of the condition of the present span, deemed a necessity. Thia much was decided upon at a joint session of the Polk and Marion courts at alem last xuesaay anvi noon, at which Judge John B. Teal, Commissioners Wells and Beckeii, Roadmaster Finn, and several other interested citizens of this county were present. Engineers Holmes and bad dler of the state highway commission were also in attendance, and gave tu courts such information concerning the defunct structure and the propos ed new one as they had at command. It is probable that the new bridge will be of reinforced concrete, both the courts and the engineers being in favor of such construction from the point of economy. Engineer Saddler read nine estimates, in all cases the designs providing for a load repre sented bv a twenty-ton truck, a fif teen-ton roller or a forty-ton interur- ban car. The estimates range from $124,000 to $235,000." The most ex. pensive plans call for a single car track to be included. In the minds of members of the courts there is still doubt whether this will be a fea ture of the bridge. The estimates read by the engineer, with the exception of the first, were for steel construction. Only two call ed for a car track. They were as follows: Thirty-two foot roadway, concrete structure, two five-foot con crete! sidewalks, a single car track, $235,000; thirty-two foot roadway, steel, concrete approach, two concrete walks, single " car track,"- $195,000 : thirty-two foot roadway, timber ap proach, two concrete walks, $17H,000; thirty-foot roadway, concrete ap proach, 3W,U00; thirty-toot roadway, timber approach, $170,000; twenty two foot roadway, concrete approach. $150,000; twenty-two foot roadwayr timber approach, $128,000; twenty two foot roadway, plank floor. $124.- 000. There is every argument in favor of a concrete structure, and it is be lieved that this character of construc tion will be adopted by the powers that be. It would be permanent, and no painting would be required, while with a steel structure paint, won 1,1 have to be spread every five years to preserve ic. I ne location of the bridge was not decided upon at the meetine that being left for future considera tion. If the bridge were built on the present site, and beneath the present structure, the old bridge would be found useful in th wort if ; lurw sues are under consideration the present one. nr hl1i- f,ti,- down the river, and the third higher up-stream. On Wednesday afternoon the two courts met again in Salem, when it was decided to advertise for bids for the proposed bridge. The contractors win ne asked to submit plans and specifications for both steel and con crete construction, and from the plans submitted will be decided the type of bridge that is to span the river be tween the two counties. MORE THAN BLOSSOMS FOUND, Oil Discovered in Henry Serr'i Well in Eastern Oregon. Henry Serr of the Gail hotel is in terested in an oil well near Dufur that gives forth good promise. He this week attended a meeting of tbe board of directors, of which he is a mem ber, at Portland the first of the week, and the reports for the superinten dent were most encouraging, notwith standing the fact that while sinking tne wen ne had met with a mishap at a aeptn oi awu feet, which caused a slight setback. That oil exists at the depth already attained is assured, but whether in paving quantities re mains to be seen. Of the four com panies which were operating in the held near tnitur only this one re mains, tbe other three having become discouraged by the heavy expendi tures necessary to development work. Mr. Serr is confident that his com pany is on the right track, and that its undertaking will prove successful. x Monmouth Gives Thanks. A union Thanksgiving service was held in tbe Normal chapel at 10:30 Thanksgiving morning. Professor J. B. V. Butler presided, and the music was directed by Miss Mary Hjlian. The offering will be given to the per secuted Armenians in Turkey. OFFICERS TO CONVEN CHAIRMEN OF SCHOOL BOARDS TO HOLD CONVENTION. Superintendent Seymour Would Have ; Fall Attendance at Gathering on Saturday, December 4. ! The annual school officers' conven tion has been called' by T. W. Brunk, president, to meet at the county court house here next week, Saturday, at 10:30. This is the regular meeting of the School Officers association called by the school laws of the sta'te. The chairman of the various school boards are the delegates to the convention bift in case the chairman of a district is not able to attend the meeting the county superintendent asks that some member of the board be appointed to take his place that there may be full attendance, JSach delegate is enti'tled to $2.00, to be paid from the general fund of the county to cover bis expenses tor the day. It is tbe desire of the superintendent to have all members of all school boards at tend the convention, if possible, as many important matters will be dis- i A number of prominent educators Will appear on the program during the day. Among these are President J. H. Ackerman of the Monmouth JNor- 1 l,l . T. D MAnwnan aunAim. tendent of Portland city schools, and Mrs. Mary C. Fletcher, chairman of the Independence school board and a former county superintendent in Washine-ton. H. C. Seymour, super intendent of Polk county schools, will conduct a question box. Polk county school officers' conventions have done much in framing the school work, not only of the county, but of the state as well, and to keep the record of the convention this year up to that pre viously established is the desire of the president. LUMBERING PROSPEROUS. Logging Will Cease Temporarily With Entry of New Year. The Willamette Valley Lumber company of this city will cease log ging operations immediately follow ing the holidays for a period of about two months, and will saw from stor age at the mill. The new dump re cently constructed near the pond now has approximately two million reel oi logs in storage, and it is the purpose of Mr. Gerlinger to increase the amount another million feet before discontinuing logging temporarily. During the winter months logging is more expensive than in favorable weather, and the plan adopted this fall will mean a considerable saving. Since last March about 11,000.000 feet of "dead" timber has been saw ed at the mill, thus taking care of the burned over territory within the com oanv'a holdings. The company has recently booked a number of good orders, and is not worrying about the immediate future. The condition of the lumber market is gaining in favor of the millmen with rapid strides, and from present indications there can be no stopping the upward tendency. The advance may be slow, but that there will be advances no one familiar with the situation has the slightest doubt. The Willamette Lumber company has one of the best organizations of any mill in Oreeron. and hence it is ia position to meet tne demands made upon the mill with all possible haste. And this counts with a certain class of cus tomers, who are loath to place orders for material until the eleventh hour. The yard stock at this plant is about the same as at this time last year, which under the circumstances may be considered very fortunate. Mora Hogs to Portland. Eyre & Cavanaugh report that their purchases of swine since tbey began business about November 1 has resulted in a distribution of $3500 among the farmers of Marion and Polk counties. The firm shipped an other carload of hogs last night to Portland markets. The shipment to taled 103 hogs. Statesman. Polk Jersey Club Meets. The Polk County Jersey Cattle club and Polk County Cow-Testing asso ciation are holding a joint meeting to day. Arrangements have been made for several lectures. There will also be a cow scoring contest. A basket dinner will be served. Tbe meeting is at the bam of J. B. Stump & Son, near Monmouth. Trappers Busy in County. Owing to the increase in prices on all raw furs trappers are busy outfit ting and getting into tbe woods oar'y. Large catches of mink, coon, muskrat and skunk are reported in the vi cinity of the Luckiamute river. One trapper took ten skunks from one den, which netted him $22.50. The Sheriff's First Holiday. For tbe first time since John On- entered the sheriff's office in an of ficial capacity that office was dosed in observance of a holiday yesterday. Heretofore while all offices in tbe court house have been closed on hol idays the sheriff's office has been wide open and the sheriff, as well as Depu ties Hooker and Richter, have been into the labors of the office up their , elbows. But Thanksgivi found the office force caught up with its many duties in connection with taxes and peace preservation, so that the sheriff declared a feast day and departed for Monmouth, Deputy Hooker spent the day with his folks in Independence and Deputy Richter "just enjoyed himself. " POULTRTMEN FORM CIRCLE. Co-operative Buying and Selling Or ganization Established Here. At a meeting of about twenty-five poultry keepers at the court house on Wednesday afternoon a co-operative egg circle was formed and the plans and ambitions of such an organiza tion were thoroughly mapped out by Professor Lamb of the extention de partment of the 0. A. C. J. M. Card was elected temporarily 'to the chair and W. J. Thompson is secretary pro tein. These officers will preside only until the next meeting when perma nent officers will be selected by much larger attendance. J. M. Card, A. It. Kempel and W. J. Thompsoi are members of a committee to exam ine and make necessary changes in the constitution and bylaws of the circle, and the committee will report at the next meeting, to be held at the court house at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. Organization will be per fected at the next meeting and the plans will be outlined to other poul try keepers who did not attend the first meeting. Anyone who owns a poultry yard where eggs are produced either in lots of one or many dozens is eligible to membership, and there is little doubt that through the oper ation of the circle they will greatly profit. The idea of the egg circle, as outlined by Professor Lamb, is to get the poultrymen together to buy feed and equipment under one head, thus making those necessities much cheap er, and to sell their eggs under the same plan, thus getting the advantage ot the highest market prices. LADIES PROFIT FROM BAZAAR. Cooked Food and Needlework Sales on Wednesday Were Popular. The ladies of the Methodist Episco pal church assembled a pleasing col lection of cooked foods and needle work on Wednesday and held their annual Thanksgiving sale at the V as sail grocery and at tray Brothers store. In the former was the cooked food eale(iwith -several ladies - in charge during different hours of the day. Foods and delicacies to make the housewives' Thanksgiving labors lighter were temptingly displayed and before evening many delicious pies, cakes and cookies had changed own ership for the satisfaction of Thanks giving appetites. JNot only were there cakes and pies, but jams, lellies and canned goods, prepared in various ways. At the needlework sale the ladies exhibited and sold a very fine collection of garments and fancy work. Many different styles of aprons and many different pieces of fancy work vied with clothes for the little girl's doll, and many Christmas pres ents must have been selected from the display, judging from its depleat- ed appearance after tne sale. CORN SHOW TO BE AT SALEM. Mrs. Bradan Will Receive Entries From Polk County. Polk county farmers are invited to participate in the Marion county corn show which will be held at Salem, beginning on Wednesday and closing on Saturday, December 4. L. J. Cha- pin, Marion county agriculturist, has charge of the show and has communi cated with Mrs. Winnie Braden, who has agreed to take charge of the Polk county entries. The county as such will not compete, but individuals will be on an equal basis with Marion county farmers. If growers will send not less than ten ears of selected corn to the Marion County Corn show, in care of Mrs. tiraden, she will ex hibit and care for it. Mrs, Braden would like to get 100 ears from ex hibitors if possible, but the minimum is ten. The ears must have straight rows ana be niled to the end. and must be uniform in size. Mrs. Bra den will, at her own expense, ga to Salem next week to arrange and ex hibit the corn that is sent in bv Polk county farmers. Sugar Beets Grow Well. A. O. Rempel, whose farm is lo cated three miles northeast of Dal las, this reason raised about half a ton of sugar beets from seed furnish ed last spring by the Commercial club, and on Wednesday he brought samples of the product to Dallas and placed them on exhibition. The beets were grown on black loam with a clay sub-soil, but owing to tbe dry season which prevailed did not reach average size. The quality, however, considered tbe best Under irri gation it is thought that the finest kind of sugar beets can be produced his section, even on the red sou ' tbe uplands. Exhibit Will Be Permanent. Oreeon's excellent exhibit at the Panama-Pacific exposition, or at least the best part of it, is to be installed the Commercial club Duiiding oi Portland as a permanent display. I RAGEDY AT BETHEL FRANK HILLMAN KILLS SELF AND WIFE AFTER FEAST. QUARREL IS CAUSE OF DEED. Hill mans Recently Located in Folk County, Coming Hither from Spo kane Coroner Early on the Scene of Crime. Frank Howard Hillman and his wife are dead today as a result of the enraged Thanksgiving rampage of Hillman, when he sent a rifle bul let through the brain of his wife and then turned the gun on himself. The Hillmans had just finished a very pleasant Thanksgiving dinner at their home near Bethel, at which a brother and sister-in-law of Mr. Hillman 's were present, as well as Mr. and Mrs. Marvin, the two Hill man girls, aged 14 and 16, and the hired man, when the shooting that snuffed out two lives occurred. Hill man andMarvin leftHhe table andwent to the garage on Hillman 's fine farm about four miles from Amity, on the Amity-Bethel road, and Marvin re mained to putter around the machino, according to the testimony gathered by Coroner Chapman. Hillman returned to the house and found that his wife had gone upstairs to prepare to assist Mrs. Marvin in doing up the dinner dishes. He fol lowed her, and in the upper part of the house Hillman and wife had some heated discussion. Hillman ia said to have returned to the garage, where he probably secured the 25-35 rifle with which he committed the crime. Returning to the house Hillman resum ed the discussion with his wife and she fled downstairs. As she neared the foot of the stairs Hillman fired a shot that barely missed his wife and embedded itself in the wall; She turned into a room nearby, where the two daughters and the farm hand were eye witnesses of the second shot. x Hillman entered the room following his wife, and leveled the rifle that sent a bullet through her brain, en tering close to the ear, and killing her instantly. Tbe crazed man then turned toward the girls, who, terrified, fled from the room. Instead of pur suing them Hillman turned the gun to his own brain and an instant later his dead body was beside that of his wife. The Hillmans came to Oregon about four years ago from Spokane, whore he was a druggist. He purchased tlie farm on which they were living, neat Bethel, in Polk couttty, and was pros pering there. He had many friends - both among his neighbors and the citizens of Amity, where he was own er of the moving picture show. IIis family was a respected one and tbe daughters so sadly bereaved will have the sympathy of the entire communi ty. Coroner Chapman found no -lgns of drinking in connection with the Thanksgiving dinner, and the only tap parent cause for the terrible crime was the quarrel indulged in by the couple. The Hillmans were about 37 years of age. DALLAS TEAM DEFEATED. Season Ends With Walloping by Lebanon. The football season closed for the Dallas high school yesterday when Lebanon, with the assistance of a mueh criticized referee, succeeded in turning a scoreless tie into a 25-0 victory . Two weeks ago the Dallas boys held their heavier adversaries to a 0-0 score, and everyone on the ' special train that carried Dallas fans to Lebanon expected the local team could do as well again. But Lebanon was on home ground. The players and coaches admit that they were beaten, but are unanimous in saying that the Dallas team should have scored had it not been for shady de cisions of the referee. Fourteen Dal las players have earned the D that is awarded for playing a full game on the gridiron in a season, and tbe fourteen includes the entire squid, for there was never more than that number on the practice field at one time. Twenty-one members of the Dallas band attended tbe game and furnished repertoire of lively num bers. Independence Makes Nominations. At the citizens nominating con vention at Independence Wednesday evening, W. II- Walker, the present incumbent, was again nominated for mayor, B. F. Swope was renominated for recorder, and L. Damon, W. H. Craven and EL B. Fletcher were the nominees for eounsilmen. Woman's elub bazaar, December &.