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THE POLK COUNTY OBSERVER, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1915.
!kd Pi House at Sale
THE VALLEY MUSIC HOUSE AT 264 NORTH COMMERCIAL STREET BUYS ENTIRE STOCK OF FINE PIANOS AND PLAYER PIANOS. THIS LARGE STOCK OF
FINE INSTRUMENTS WILL BE THROWN ON THE MARKET AT PRICES ALMOST UNBELIEVABLE. NOTWITHSTANDING THE EXTREME SCARCITY OF ALL SUCH
LINES OF FINE INSTRUMENTS AS THIS PURCHASED OF THE HOWARD PIANO HOUSE, AND THE HIGHER PRICES THE MANUFACTURERS WILL HAVE TO PAY
IN THE NEAR FUTURE FOR THE RAW MATERIAL THAT GO IN SUCH INSTRUMENTS, WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SECURE FOR THIS SALE THIS AT
TRACTIVE LINE OF THE WORLD'S OLDEST AND BEST INSTRUMENTS AT PRICES THAT CAN'T BE DUPLICATED AGAIN IN MANY YEARS, AND MOST POSITIVELY
YOU CAN'T DUPLICATE THEM IN SALEM. THIS BIG LINE ADDED TO THE ALREADY LARGE AND UP TO DATE LINE SOLD BY THE VALLEY MUSIC HOUSE,
CERTAINLY MAKES FOR THIS HOUSE ONE OF THE STRONGEST LINES OF FINE INSTRUMENTS EVER SOLD IN SALEM. JUST THINK, YOU SELDOM SEE SUCH A
LINE SOLD OFF OF ONE FLOOR IN THE LARGER CITIES.
We solicit your business. We assure yon that yon will find
here the best values to be had as our stock is complete, the want
ed styles are on the floor t he prices are the lowest, our terms
are very reasonable the assortment the largest ever offered in
this city almost every kind and make can be had through this
Music House. Over twenty different makes on our floor at
present. Many beautiful styles in new case work, from a fumed
oak to the highest hand polished mahogany. If it is quality you
want we have it in many makes of the old lines of instruments.
Considering the acute conditions, the greatly advanced mar
' ket and the scarcity in this locality of such a line of fine instru
ments as we are offering, the buying public the next few days
have a wonderful opportunity of securing a fine Piano or Player
Piano at prices that cannot be duplicated.
In Pianos and Player Pianos, of most all descrip
tions, that has been slightly used.
THIS ONE A GENUINE STEGER ft SONS, was
sold just one year ago by the manager of the Valley Mu
sic House for $385 cash, and has had excellent care, like
new, fine tone, and a beautiful piano in burl walnut case.
If you want a real quality piano you should see this
one at once.
This beautiful HOBART M. CABLE, in an up-to-date
walnut case was sold and used a short time by nice
family right here in Salem. This is one of the high
priced ones. Sells new for $450. This fine instrument
can be had now for $235. Easy payments. Now you have
been wanting a fine piano and did not feel able to buy.
This is a chance for you and a buy you will never re
gret. This piano is worth three times as much as a cheap
new one that can be bought for the same money.
Checkering Pianos, Smith ft Barnes Pianos, Fischer Pianos,
Hobart M. Cable Pianos, Steger Pianos, Kohler & Campbell Pi
anos, and Emerson Pianos. Player Pianos in many makes. Used
Pianos. Used Organs. All at bargain prices. Come and see them
VALLEY MUSIC HOUSE
GET A GRAPHONOLA FOR CHRISTMAS FROM $15 TO $500.
If yon know nothing about the quality of a Piano, name the
price you can afford to pay and we will give you the very best in
our shop for the amount you spend. And we will guarantee sat
isfaction or, your money back. You take no chances when you
buy on our exchange proposition. Makes no difference the price
you pay, if you buy a medium priced one you may use it one year,
and if you are not perfectly satisfied, turn this instrument in on
one of higher quality, get credit for all you have been out. If
there is any way more satisfactory we would gladly adopt it.
CHECKERING & SONS
COME IN AND TRY THIS BABY G
RAND CHICKERING NOW ON DIS
PLAY AT OUR STORE
IF YOU CAN'T COME, WRITE FOR PRICE LIST
C. F. HULL, Manager 264 N. COMMERCIAL STREET
The cut above shows an exact likeness of the Piano.
This instrument is fully warranted both the Player and
the Piano. The Piano is built by Kohler ft Campbell
of New York. It has a full copper wrapped bass, solid
metal back, bushed tuning pins, genuine felt hammers.
The Player is equipped with all the very latest devices
for operating. This is the buy you have been looking for
in a fine self player.
A national convention carried from
a common center to Dallas and thence
to the uttermost parts of America by
simultaneous services is an innova
tion in scientific organization oriuitml
with the National Reform association
which opens its fifty-third annual con
vention in Pittsburg, on December 5.
Christian citizenship is the keynote
of all the work of the National Re
form association and to carry the
message of the convention to those
who cannot attend at Pittsburg all of
the most distinguished clergymen in
America have been invited to present
Christian citizenship to their congre
gations on December 5 as an integral
part of the great national movement
fostered by the National Reform as
sociation. The Rev. W. T. Tapscott
of Dallas has been asked to preach a
special sermon on "Christian Citi
senship" on December 5, and thus the
spirit of the convention and the es
sence of its worldwide message will
be brought in Dallas.
Thanksgiving services were held at
the Mennonite church near Polk Sta
tion yesterday morning at the usual
boor, the Rev. J. P. Keufeldt preach
ing a sermon appropriate to the oc
casion. Rev. C C. Cnrtis, formerly pastor
of the Dallas Christian church, now
of Corvallit, is holding a revival meet
Soon after the new year Presiding
Elder S. S. Banmgartner of Marion
eounty will begin a aeries of revival
meetings stt the Mennonite church
near Polk Station. In this work he
will probably have assistance other
than the local pastor, but this has
not been definitely decided upon at
During the past month the Presby
terian church has increased ten in
membership nine by baptism and
one by letter.
At the Christian church Sunday
morning Minister McConnell will take
for his theme, "Fellowship With
Christ in Suffering." This will be a
communion service. The sufojeet for
the evening meeting will be "Un
lucky Jim," or "The Tragedy of the
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Dykstra en
tertained the high school students
with a party at their home on Satur
day. All present had a splendid time.
Blev. Friar was a Salem visitor bil-
urdav and Sunday.
E. L. Rowland returned Sunday
from a business trip of two weeks in
Mrs. E. Jennings returned home
Fndav from a visit in Portland witn
her daughter, Mrs. Duignan, who has
been very ill.
C. L. Pratcher butchered hogs yes
Miss Birda Ross is spending a few
days with Mrs. C. L. Brateher.
The Perndale high school has an
nounced that there will be basket
social here December 17. There will
be a good program with music by
the band. The proceeds will go to
the gymnasium fund.
Mr! and Mrs. Elliot were Dallas
visitors on Tuesday.
Miss Ray and Miss Morris from
Dallas were visiting at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Dykstra Saturday
The teachers of the Perrydale
schools have gone home to spend
Miss Bernie Boyer, who is going to
school at Monmouth, is spending the
Thanksgiving vacation with her par
The Perrydale public schools will
send the usual donation to .the Boys '
and Girls' Aid society on Wednesday
afternoon, December tlrst.
Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Green, formerly
of Wildwood, but now of Mollala, are
the proud parents of an eleven-pound
boy, born .November HI.
J. E. Crosby was a business caller
at L. D. Fry's Wednesday.
Quite a number of Wildwood people
attended the Thanksgiving program,
given at the Alder Grove school Wed
Fred Price came over from Suvcr
Tuesday and is now "tending hook"
for Dave Simpson.
Ed. Hull has returned from Cali
fornia. Mrs. J. F. Leigh visited with Mrs
W. E. Moody Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Fry and Mrs.
E. Mason visited Mr. and Mrs. F. L.
Price Sunday. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank' Case from
Rochester, Minn., are visiting for a
few days with the families of D. K.
Brannan, W. C. Heise and F. L.
Wood. They we on their way to the
San Francisco exposition.
Win. Cocknel sold his 28U-acre
farm near Oak Grove last week to a
man from Medford, consideration
Howard Goodfellow shipped 150
turkeys to Portland for the Thanks
W. L. Look, who recently moved to
Lake county, writes that he is well
pleased with his new home.
Mrs. Haitie Holland is at home, af
ter having been an inmate at the
state hospital for some time. Her
condition is greatly improved.
The Baptist Mission circle will hold
its next meeting at the home of Mrs.
Wayne D. Henry on December 18.
When Pa is Sick.
When Pa is sick, he 's scared to death
An' Ma an' us just holds our breath.
He crawls in bed, an' puffs and grunts
And does all kinds of crazy stunts.
He wants "Doc" Brown, an' mighty
For when Pa's ill, he's awful sick.
He gasps and groans, an' sort o'
He talks so queer, an' rolls his eyes.
Ma jumps an' runs, an' all of us,
An' all the house is in a fuss.
An' peace and joy is mighty skeerce
When Pa is sick, it's something fierce.
When Ma is Sick.
When Ma is sick, she pegs away ;
She's quiet, though, not much t' say.
She goes right on a-doin' things,
An' sometimes laughs, er even sings.
She says she don't feel extra well,
But then it's just a kind o' spell.
She'll be all right to-morrow, sure,
A good old sleep will be the cure.
An' Pa'he sniffs an' makes no kick,
For women folks is always sick.
An' Ma, she smiles, lets on she's glad
When Ma is sick it ain't so bad.
Monroe County Appeal.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. C. L. Snyder of
Salem spent yesterday with Dallas
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Price went to
Forest Grove vesterday afternoon for
a short visit with Dr. and Mrs. Marsh
of that place.
Notice is hereby given that the
county superintendent of Polk coun
ty, Oregon, will hold the regular ex-j
amination of applicants for state cer
tificates at Dallas, as follows:
Commencing Wednesday, December
J.D, llo, at y o clock a. m., and con
tinuing until Saturday, December 18,
iio, at 4 o ciock p. m.
Wednesday Forenoon Writing, U.
Wednesday Afternoon Reading,
physiology, composition. Methods in
reading, methods in Arithmetic.
Thursday Forenoon Arithmetic,
history of education, Psychology,
methods in geography.
Thursday Afternoon Grammar,
geography, American literature, phy
sics, methods in language, thesis for
primary certificate, science of educa
Friday Forenoon Theory and prac
lice, orthography, physical geography,
English literature, chemistry, history
Friday Afternoon School law, ge
ology, algebra, civil government,
childhood and adolescence.
Saturday Forenoon Geometry, bot
any, school administration.
Saturday Afternoon General his
tory, bookkeeping, methods.
, H. C. SEYMOUR,
County School Superintendent.
To High School Teachers:
Examinations for high school teach
ers who are graduates of standard
colleges and universities, but who
have not had fifteen semester hours'
work in education, will be given in
connection with the regular teachers'
examinations which will be held at
the county seat of each county, be
ginning on December 15, 1915, and
on June 28, 1916. For the purpose of
certification, teachers will be credited
with three semester hours in educa
tion for each subject in which thev
pass the examination with a grade of
at least 75 per cent. Twelve ques
tions will be submitted in each of the
five subjects shown below. The ques
tions will be selected from the two
books given after each subject. No
fee will be charged for the examina
tion. After 1915, no applicanjjewjll
be permitted to take this examination "
unless they ore especially recommend
ed for certification by the schools
from which they have been graduated.
The Oregon State Library, Salem, has
a limited number of copies of each
book, which will be loaned to teach
ers, the only expense being the post
age. The books may be purchased
from the publishers, or they will be
sent postpaid by The J. K. Gill com
pany, Portland, Oregon, at the prices
1. Science of Education Ruedi-
Principles of Education, e.
Houghton, Mixin Co., Boston,
Colvin: The Learning Pro-
e. 1911. The Maz-millon rVi
New York, $1.25.
2. History of Education Graves:
A Student's History of Education, e.
1915. The Macmillan Co.. Ronton.
11.25. Monroe: Textbook in the
History of Education, e. 1905. The
Macmillan Co., Boston, $1.90.
3. Childhood and AdnleoAOnn.
King: The Hitrh School A - 1011
Bobbs-Merrill Co., Indianapolis, $1.00.
Tyler: Growth and Education, e.
1907. Houghton, Mifflin Co., Boston,
4. School Administration Mon
roe: (ed.): Principles of Secondary
Education e. 1914. The Macmillan
Co, Boston. $1.90. Dutton and Sned-
den: Administration nf Pnhli Rdii.
cation in the United States, c 1912.
The Macmillan Co, Boston, $2.00.
5. Methods Judd: Psychology of
4 CO.. BoKtnn 1 S1 Py.tr... Moth.
ods of Teaching in Hiirh Schools, e.
"w. uuin a lo- rtoston. ri.au.
H. C. SEYMOUR,
County School Superintendent.