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THE POLK COUNTY OBSERVER. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1915.'
lh. Littls Third Baseman
Vith tira Iron Fist. ' '
li-08 n buselmll teuin came
&, III., to play our nine,
ter In All Outdoors.' Tuey
nselves the "Uneonquered
; Illinois" and plastered our
big posters. . We made up
i to give them a drubbing,
9 end of tbe game tne score
Jord, 76; Clippers, 0.
4 was a little chap playing third
who grabbed everything that
near, him, and held it too. I
-d that he wore a kind of glove,
i the game was over I went to
and asked what It was that he
on his hand. Be told me that
as a machinist and bad got hie
badly hurt the week before, and
owe! me the wound In his palm.
aid a boys did not want him
ay ' that game, but he got
f iin sheet steel and made
concave, but so that It did
a touch the sore place. He
n.ide a short glove to cover all
and excepting the first Joints of
ugers and doubled the leather in
aim so that he "could slip the
iked him If It hurt, and be said
not and that he could take a hot
nd bold It better with the glove
without it That Is the whole
I don't think that Spalding
aiked to tbe little chap with the
st, as tbe boys dubbed the third
an, t it everybody in Rockford
al t the mitt, and he may
rot t 9 idea from him. Anyway,
rat tu first glove that any ball
IZZM WIRE ROPE.
matioal Praoision Rules
. Process In Ita Making.
augh wire rope has been used as
lanlcal appliance for almost 6,000
It 11 commonly regarded as
a invention. During the many
which have elapsed .since tbe
cords of Its use wire rope
from a crude to a highly devel-
product. . and the purposes for
It Is employed have Increased a
ndfold. In no other branch of
lerican steel Industry Is there so
l demand for material of proved
ty, for it might be safely sug
that wire rope is bom to be
. It is subjected to tremendous
strains; it must withstand con
endings, abrasion, corrosion and
ullar internal stress produced by
rope as it is made today is the
: of the metallurgist and the me-
Every process, from tbe smelt-
lie ores, the cold drawing of the
nd the heat treatments It re-
lown to the stranding or laying
the - cable, is conducted with
ihemtat sees that only steel of
per analysis is used; the electric
ter insures uniformity of heat;
nt in various testing machines
develops the worth of the prod-
ore it Is allowed to leave the
rire rope Is used in the mine
Bore than a mile in depth, and
found on aeroplanes which sail
or more above the ground.
Tv Norwegian Costume.
at church in Norway that tbe
I costume is best seen. In the
e women wear short dark
with fringed handkerchiefs
ranlngly over their curly fair
ck ones for the matrons and
for maidens. In the south
irweglan dress is often worn.
s of a short dark petticoat
Ipe of bright colors, a full
e and a red bodice heavily
. 1. while on Sundays a quan
in r pins and chains arc add-
h ddress varies according to
isk d and tbe wearer's social
i.' The girls wear jaunty red
e married women a coif made
folds of starched white linen.
over a wooden frame, and a
aars a high metal crown curl-
used and set with Jewels.
FAME OF CAPE COD.
It Is Man Sided and Fairly Eclipses
Poor Cape Ann. '
Cape Cod, aside from its shape, has
a name to conjure with. What more
appropriate? Cod Is the palladium of
our liberties. We have made unto our
selves a graven image thereof and
have bung the same In our statehouse
as a memorial forever. Our senior
senator and the various congressmen
from down Essex way never let the
sacred flsh go out of their thoughts.
maeea, cape Ann is Just as anxious
over the cod as tbe other cape 1b and
probably wishes It bad a similar
chance at the name. The name of
Cape Ann doesn't mean anything now,
whatever It meant to tbe flattering
colonists who first wished the then
monarch's name on it ' '
, Cape Ann doesn't look like a human
foot In fact It doesn't look like much
of anything but Cape Ann. But Cape
Cod, with its sands, its bars, Its long
tongues and spits, is distinctive. . Peo
ple try to swim to-It A certain kind
of aristocracy is named for It Its
people get Into books and then sue
tbe publishers. The pilgrim fathers
lafided on it and then bad the su
preme good sense to get back to tbe
boats and hunt up Plymouth, where
there was at least a rock to set his
toric feet upon, so that future gen
erations mlgbt chip off bits of tbe
same. Lowell Courier-Citizen.
The rank team assembled and
coached by Dr. B. F. Butler carried
away major honors at the annual
meeting of the Knights of Pythias
t week. The feature of . what
was one of he order s most enthusias
tic meetings in this city was this com
petitive team work. One team lead
by Dr. Butler and the other by Frank
Bethel, each took a candidate through
the Knight rank, the former piloting
Maurice Dalton on his journey and
Mr. Bethel a team taking fcteorge
Gohrke. The judges of the contest
were Glen 0. Holman, W,, P. Lewis
and Mr. Layton. a visiting brother.
The visiting judge, a Washington
man, paid a fine compliment to Dr.
Butler's team. At the annual roll
call of Marmion lodge more than six
ty brothers answered. There were.
in addition to the members of Mar
mion, a number of visitors from the
several lodges in this part of the val
ley. After the meeting Mr. Finley
served a most appetizing light Junch
eon. , .
THE CELEBRATED BERG-
THE CITY IN BRIEF
SQUINTING AT "THE STARS.
It Helpa the Astronomer In Calculating
While lecturing recently to an audi
ence or emmren ac tne itoyai institu
tion, London, Professor H. H. Turner
explained how astronomers measure tbe
distances of the sun. moon and stars.
The Importance of a squint was ex
plained with tbe aid of a match and a
cigar. Putting tbe cigar In his mouth
and lighting tbe match, he told them it
was by squinting that be Judged tbe
distance at which to bold it
Then, taking another cigar, which
was about twelve inches In length, be
explained how-in that case It was not
The sterling rurniture company
frames pictures. 64-tf.
t or Fire and automobile Insurance
see Chas. Gregory, city hall 32-tf
Dr. C. L. Foster, dentist, City Bank
building, Dallas. 73-F.
The Sterling Furniture company
frames pictures. 64-itf.
Kemerober that boy or eirl with an
Ansco camera for Xnias at Manoek 's
Drug store. 81-lt
ur. Kempei, uniropractor, 513 Cnurch
Dr. stone's Heave Drops cures
heaves. Price Jl, for sale by all drug
gists. Adv. 79-tf.
,The Dallas Wood company is ready
to furnish you with mill wood. Good
loads and good service. All wood cash
on delivery. Phone 492. 103-tf.
There is no better Xmas gift than
Awarded Gold Medal
P. P. I. E. Sah Francisco. 1915.
The Strongest and nearest water-proof
i shoes made. . ,
Loggers, Cruisers, Miners, Sportsmen
Men's Comfort Dress Shoes
Strong Shoes for Boys
THEO. BERGMANN SHOE MANU
621 Thurman St. Portland, Oregon
THE BERGMANN WATER-PROOF
Do You Know, Madam,
That It Is True?
O. A. C.
FARMERS' AND HOME-MAKERS' WEEK
and RURAL LIFE CONFERENCES
January 3 to 8, 1916
Irive Information, Practical Help for the Home
me ram, ine community.
Conventions of Oregon' Greatest Industries
Conferences on Oregon's Most Vital Problems
Two thousand people attended last year. It is a
kecul piace to mase irienaa wun lire
thinkers and live thoughts, good
workers, and good work.
necessary to squint so much, as the
point of distance to be measured by the a Sheaffer self-filling fountain pen,
eyes was runner away. ior sale only at Manoek 's lrag store,
This was done to Illustrate the fact 81-lt
mar, jusi as toe Drain calculates tne xne sterling J) urmture company
uisiunces or inings seen Dy means or frames pictures. fi4jtf
the angle of the Bquint so astronomers I Lessons in voice. K. Gertrude Ir
tell the distance of the stars by reckon- win, 321 Washington street. Phone
Hair switches made and sold. 709
Clay street. Call Thursday. Dec.7-31
Parisian Ivory toilet sets, military
orusnes, manicure sets, cameras, fancy
Box candy, pertume, safety razors.
box stationery, all make splendid
Amas girts. Manoek 's Drug store,
lng tbe amount of "squint" Involved
when looking at them.
Two telescopes are placed apart at an
exactly measured distance. Tbe astron
omer then looks through tbe two tel
escopes at the same time and. having
got them to the angle at which be can
see the particular star. Just reckons up
the amount of "squint" and reels It off
In millions of miles. Boston Herald.
Not What They 8eamed.
A marquise who was in residence for
few days at a Parisian hotel discov
ered that her pearl necklace, worth
$15,000, bad disappeared from her
room. Suspicion fell on a messenger
boy, who admitted his guilt but de
clared that tbe necklace ' bad been
taken from htm by bis mother. The
mother corroborated her son's state
ment expressing astonishment that so
much trouble should be made about
trashy little trinket" which, she
explained, looked so cheap and tawdry
that she bad given it. to her daughter-in-law.
This young woman, In her
teens, displayed an equal contempt for
the "bits of things.' She told the po
lice that she bad given tbe necklace
to ber little girl to wear, but she had
removed about half tbe beads. All tbe
missing pearls were found In a box
mong buttons and books and eyes.
psmlc geology no longer
was once tbe accepted opinion
great changes in the earth's
lad been mainly brought about
en and violent icataclysmlc)
but Sir Charles Lyell, as for
i&'SS, demolished the old theory
yam at once and forever. Sir
woved by facts which were ta
le that tbe great geological
have been produced slowly by
processes of subsidence and
and not by earthquakes, vol-
lon. etc; Lyell may be said to
tier of scientific geology.
ined, but Never Written.
literary works planned, but
-itten, have been a "Life of
by Stevenson: "History of
1 Ir Flanders." by Sir Rlcb
: "life of Talleyrand," by
y. -d "A History of Our
r L. erature." by Isaac Dis-
r btiFband an optimist!"
replied the tired looking we
8 a a optimist in Doping for
it a good deal of a pessimist
s for It" Washington Star.
' f;iittone. when be eras
r. WT made speech
m. the oiiening sentence
a i tied 17(1 words.
Two tbousaud years ago it was sup
posed that water lilies closed their
flowers at night and retreated far un
der water to emerge again at sunrise.
This was Pliny's view, and it was not
Impeached until the English botanist
John Ray In HISS first doubted its ve
racity. The great lily of Zanzibar, one
of the grandest of the Illy family, opens
Its flowers, ten Inches wide, between
11 in the morning and 5 in the after
noon. They are of the richest royal
blue, with from 150 to 200 golden sta
mens In the center, and they remain
open four or five days. It is not gener
ally known that there are lilies that
have nocturnal habits night bloomers
as well as day bloomers. They are very
punctual timekeepers, too, opening and
closing with commendable regularity.
Teachers' Examinations. ""'
Notice is hereby given that the
county superintendent of Polk coun
ty, Oregon, will hold the resrular ex
amination of applicants for state cer
tificates at Dallas, as follows:
Lommencins Wednesdav. December
0, j.ai.0, at a o'clock a. m.. and con
tinuing until Saturday, December 18,
1915, at 4 o'clock p. m.
Wednesday Forenoon Writing, U.
S. historv. ,
Wednesday ', Afternoon Reading,
pnysioiogy, composition, methods in
reading, methods in arithmetic.
Thursday Forenoon Arithmetic,
uistory 01 eaucation, psychology,
meinous in geography.
Thursday Afternoon Grammar,
geography, American literature, phy
sics, methods in language, thesis for
(jwuiaiy ceruncaie, science or educa
tion. Friday Forenoon Theory and Drac-
tice. orthography, physical geography,
English literature, chemistrv. hiatnrv
Friday Afternoon School law. m-
ology, algebra, civil government.
childhood and adolescence.
Saturday Forenoon Geometrv. bot
any, school administration.
Saturday Afternoon General iis-
tory, bookkeeping, methods.
H. C. SEYMOUR,
County School Superintendent.
WINTER SHORT COURSE
January 10 to February 4, 1916
A Practical Agricultural Course In a Nut Shell.
Appuea science in Actual work ot
f the Farm and Household.
Courses in FRUIT RAISING, FARM CROPS,
30ILS, STOCK RAISING, DAIRY WORK,
POULTRY RAISING, GARDENING, COOK
ING, SEWING. HOUSEHOLD ARTS, HOME
NURSING, BUSINESS METHODS, ROAD
BUILDING. FARM ENGINEERING, RURAL
Correspondence Courses Without Tuition.
expert instruction in Music.
Reduced railroad rates.
For program write to The College Exchange. Oregon
Agricultural College, Corvaliil, lw-12-l to 1-1)
A WASH TUB PLUS A WASHBOARD MAKES FOB. WRIN
KLES AND WEARINESS.
ANTYOU NEED NEITHER WASH TUB NOR WASHBOARD
IN YOUR HOME. ;) . ;j ,-
THEY HAVE OUTLIVED THEIR USEFULNESS.
THE TIME IS HERE WHEN WOMEN SHOULD CEASE DO
ING WORK WHICH NO HUSBAND OR FATHER WOULD
. i '
BREAK AWAY FROM THE CUSTOMS AND WAYS OF YOUR
GRANDMOTHER AND SEND ALL THE CLOTHES TO
THELAUNDRY. . , , j ; ,, .,,
OUR RATE FOR FAMILY WASH IS SO LOW YOU CAN'T AF
FORD TO DO THE WORK YOURSELF.
5 CENTS A POUND
FOR SALE OR TRADE
"Good morning. Dodswalte," said the
first commuter after be bad settled
himself in a seat and partly regained
"Morning. Gadson," said tbe second
commuter somewhat shortly.
'Yon don't seem pleased to see me."
'I should say not When I saw yon
running just now 1 made a bet with
tbe gentleman on my left that you
wouldn't catch this train. Drat the
luck! I've lost $5. Boston Herald.
Purchaser ibringlng back bis pur
chase! This dog is tbe most ferocious
beast I ever came across, and yon said
be was as gentle as a woman Dealer
in Canutes That's straight. My wife's
tbe only woman I know anything about
is so accident of fortune
characterise tbe great
Not Used to It
Alyce I'm learning to palnt on chl-
S Cm VP I klll'f v.in firvl it hflrtl rn
become accustomed to socb a bard sur
face? inainnnriolia star.
Prosperity tries tne heart with keen
er temptations, for hardship may be
endured, whereas we are spoiled by
HEN in need of
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.
WELL IMPROVED 20 ACRES, 2
MILES FROM COTTAGE GROVE.
LEVEL ROAD TO TOWN, FINE
SPRINO WATER PIPED INTO
HOUSE, CAN BE PIPED INTO
BARN; 3 ACRES BEARING ITAL
IAN PRUNES, FAMILY ORCHARD
IN BEARING. WILL SELL, TRADE
FOR RESIDENCE, OR LAND CLOS
ER TO WHERE I LIVE.
H. G. CAMPBELL
FAMILY WASHING DONE "ROUGH DRY." WITH ALL FLAT
PIECES, SUCH AS TABLE AND BED LINEN IRONED
WE ALSO HAVE A FLAT WORK PRICE OF 12 PIECES
FOR 25 CENTS FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO SEND
TABLE AND BED LINEN ONLY. THIS GIVES YOU AN OP
PORTUNITY TO GET YOUR LINEN IRONED EACH WEEK
AT A VERY SMALL COST. '
WE TURN, OUT THE FINEST SHIRT AND COLLAR WORK IN
THE COUNTY. TRY US
Dallas .'Steam: Laundry
. PHONE 1053
II sartaiaa. fiFFir.T.
When We Hand
You Our Estimates
of the cost of the lumber you requirt
you can depend upon, it that the fig
ures will be as low as first-class, well
seasoned lumber can be sold for hon
estly. If yon pay mora yon pay too
much. If yon pay less yon get less
either in quality or quantity:
Send It By Parcel Post
Send us your laundry by parcel post j
The rn.al carrier la now authorised to :
transact this business. It coats but a j
rew cents. Well return ft promptly
DALLAS STEAM LAUNDRY.
REMEDIES ARE THE BEST
HEALING AGENTS KNOWN
FOR DISEASES OF HORSES,
CATTLE, HOGS, SHEEP AND
Dr. Korineck's Tonics
MAKE BETTER LIVESTOCK
FOR SALE BY
MAIN STREET, CORNER KILL
Dallas Grocery Co.
Successor to Simoniton & Seott.
Asks a Continuation of the Old
We are out after new bus
iness. Give us a trial.
We give H?C Green Trad
Our Prices Are Right
ONE CENT A WORD. EACH IN
SERTION, WILL REACH 6000 OB
SERVER READERS EVERY WEEK.
GUT FLOWERS AND FLORAL DESIGNS
I HAVE ACCEPTED THE AGENCY FOR THE SWISS FLORAL
COMPANY OF PORTLAND AND AM PREPARED TO FURNISH
ALL KINDS OF FLORAL DESIGNS ON SHORT NOTICE.
FOR DESCRIPTION AND PRICES CALL AT THE DEPOT
STORE. CHOICE ROSES OR OTHER FLOWERS AND SHRUB
BERY FURNISHED. ATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
J. C. RICKLI
- Phone 744
I F HAY
See our large stock sad yon win appreciate it Pries, are
right. W. hare an extensive assortnMnt of Xmas toys, and a Large
stock of holiday candies. Pleas, call and b. convinced. Our motto
is a square deal to alL ; ' ' I
VOTH VARIETY STORE, Phone 902