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About Polk County observer. (Monmouth, Polk County, Or.) 1888-1927 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 17, 1915)
Few Glowing Accounts Appear
INITIATING NEW MEMBERS.
Thou 8erving Their Firet Tarme Are
Fast Getting Their Bearinge and
Learning How the Nation'e Lewi Arc
' Made Meeting the "Big Men" of the
Capital la Important For Them.
While the veteran members of con
gress are busy getting their bills In
shape for presentation and, running
the bouse and senate, the new mem
bers are getting their bearings, learn
ing bow business Is transacted and
meeting tbe "big men" of Washington.
There are many things for the new
men to learn, and they know that
the best thing to do is to make friends
with the men who have the "pull" and
who can be of untold benefit to them
In their work.
There are a great many new mem
bers of this congress who first told of
themselves In their autobiographies.
Tbe book, however, la less interesting
this year, as It seems that the people
have elected a very modest set of law
makers. ' Senator Henry Algernon du Pont of
Delaware again uses the most space In
the directory. It requires fifty-six
closely printed lines to review the war
record of tbe Delaware solon.
Congressmen Charles Lindbergh of
Minnesota and Thaddeus Caraway of
Arkansas compete for brevity. Each
' uses less than one lino. Mr. Lindbergh
describing himself merely as "Itepub
lican, of Little Falls," and Mr. Cara
way "Democrat, of Jonesboro."
Senator James D. Phelan of Califor
nia qualifies as a member of many
clubs and asserts also that be belongs
to the Society of California Pioneers
and is president of the Hall Associa
tion of the Native Sons of the Colden
With national defense as an Issue In
this congress, Congressman P. Davis
Oukey of Connecticut Is one of many
members to record that Me served with
the national guard.
Congressman William Baker Oliver,
a new Democrat from Alabama, ad
mits that as prosecuting attorney he
"attained the highest percentage of
convictions in the state."
Charles Hiram Randall, Prohibition
ist, of Los Angeles, Cal., calls attention
to the fact that a member of the Ilan
lall family wrote "Maryland, My
Congressman Frank Park of Georgia
oses but one more word than Messrs.
Lindbergh and Caraway. He names
his state as well as town.
Robert M. McCracken, a new mem
ber from Iowa, says he went west
from Indiana when a lad, "to grow up
with the country."
Uncle Joe Elected Twenty Times.
Uncle Joe Cannon's biography is a
simple recital of his election to twenty
congresses and the fact that be is a
Harry E. Hull, Republican, of Iowa
says he bad only ten days to make bis
campaign to succeed tbe late Mr. Pep
per and that be "made a run that was
accepted by the whole country as proof
of how tbe farmers would vote and of
the weakness of the Progressive cause."
David H. Kincbeloe of Madisonvllle,
Ky., proudly says he Is married and
"has one girl, now seven and one-half
Whltmell Pugh Martin labels himself
a "progressive protectionist" from Lou
isiana and adds that he is tbe first non
Democratic member to be elected from
that state in twenty-five years
A note of tragedy Is contained in the
brief autobiography of Congressman
Thomas D. Scball of Minnesota, who
says he lost bis eyesight because of an
electric shock in 1907, but bas contin
ued in the practice of law. The Sixty
fourth congress has two blind members
Senator Gore of Oklahoma and Mr.
Edward H. Wason of New Hamp
shire is one of the many farmers listed
In the directory. He asserts that he
takes a pride In farming and "has a
large herd of registered Guernsey cat
tle and a modern, np to date farm.'
Frederick W. Rowe, a new member
from Brooklyn, lists many civic organ
isations with which he to affiliated and
farther explains that he is "superin
tendent of St Paul's Sunday school.''
It appears thai Congressman Temple
of Pennsylvania, re-elected. Is the only
minister among the house members.
William Barclay Charles of Amster
dam, N. I records that he Is a mem
ber of tbe Second Presbyterian church
of that city.
WATER STRAIGHT $1 BARREL
Fifteen Cente a Bucket Price In New
As a result f cold weather water Is
selling at II barrel at Anchorage, a
new town established by the govern
ment as oonMruetlon headquartere for
the Alaskan railroad. If purchased by
the Docket the price . IS cents or two
backets for a quarter.
Pending the completion of the water
system, which tbe government engi
neers hope to have working soon, sll
water for domestic purposes is taken
from holes chopped In the Ice.
Some Queer Ones j
Spring fashions black and gray for
lack of dyes will be fine for blonds
Colored porter. Instead of relative,
kissed by excited white woman, who
fainted when she saw her mistake in
Jollet (111.) railroad station.
After living on apples a week, man
locked In box car from Herlngton,
Kan., to Kansas City was In such good
condition he was sent to JalL
California man willed friend $0,000
on condition be throw four diamond
rings into Pacific ocean off Oakland,
decedent furnishing the rings.
Seven foot snake that escaped from
show and lived six years in Chicago
garage celling on rats was lured out by
crooning of professional charmer.
Boy of six who smokes, one of eight
who chews tobacco and girl of nine
who dips snuff have been discovered
by the United States public health
New suit of clothes every week for
three months has been bought for
fourteen-year-old Harry Connelly of
Moultrie, Ga., because he grows so
fast He la six feet five inches, weighs
200, and he's still "going up."
CENTENNIAL TO SPREAD
THE HABIT OF SAVING.
Anniversary of Founding of First Sav
ings Bank to Be Obaerved.
Next year Is the one hundredth anni
versary of the founding of the first sav
ings bank In the Dnited States, and a
movement has been Inaugurated to ob
serve the centennial by a nation wide
campaign for the promotion of thrift
among all classes. Preparations have
been begun for undertaking tbe cam
paign on Jan. 1, and the plan Is receiv
ing the support of prominent bankers
uud public men.
In sixty-two cities of the country,
each with a population of more than
25,000, the campaign will be conducted
through the local chapters of the
American Institute of Banking; In the
Binaller cities and towns, through
banks which are members of the Amer
ican Bankers' association; in the
states, through the secretaries of the
State bankers' association. The Indus
trial workers will be reached through
the National Civic federation and the
immigrants through tbe national Amer
Inasmuch as immigrants, as a rule,
are accustomed to government savings
bunks In their own countries and de
posit tbelr money here in the United
States postal savings institutions, the
government officials in the postoffice
banks will assist In fostering In the for
eign element a feeling of confidence in
savings banks. The bureau of commer
cial economics at Washington will sup
ply lectures and motion picture films to
be used for thrift meetings.
WASHINGTON MOST WASTEFUL
Leada All American Citiea In Throwing
Away Good Food.
The federal government conducts
many kinds of Investigations, but
Washington was hardly prepared to
learn that United States agents had
been digging into the garbage dumps
of the country. ,
As a result of this latest inquiry tbe
department of agriculture announces
that Washington is the most wasteful
city In tbe United States. Careful ex
aminations of the contents of garbage
cans were made with a view to deter
mine what percentage of food prod
ucts dally thrown away might have
been put to wholesome use had house
wives of the various cities conducted
tbelr establishments mora economi
A complete report on the federal gov
ernment's Investigation will be pub
8UM EVER ASKED FROM
CONGRESS IN PEACETIMES
Estimates for the most elabo
rate program of expenditures
ever asked of an American con
gress In times of peace are be
ing considered, proposing a total
outlay of $1585.857.808, or $170,
853.014 more than was appropri
ated last year. The increase is
almost wholly due to the admin
istration plans for military pre
paredness. By establishments the
amounts asked are:
Foreign Intercourse , 438,439
Indian affaire 10.17S.tts
Panama canal 27.S35.4s9
Public worka I04.C44.SS9
Postal service tlS.3K4.8T9
Permanent approprlatlona, 136,074.671
The postal service estimate Is
deductible from the total because
Its receipts are turned back to
tbe treasury. That leaves $909.
492.929 as the actual total of ap
propriations congress is asked to
make, or $107,853,401 more than
Germane 8oon to Have Expreea Trains
Running Between Berlin and Turkiih
City Via Vienna and Sofia Their
Efficiency In Conducting War Strik
Nothing better Illustrates the Ger
man system of conducting the war
than the manner In which their rail
ways are operated. In a couple of days
after the fall of Warsaw tbe Germans
had through express trains in opera
tion between Brussels and the Russian
city, going through Berlin. Now, since
they have opened the way to Turkey,
the German railroad ofllclals are ready
to establish through service between
Berlin and Constantinople via Vienna
and Bona. A glance at tbe map illus
trates the magnitude of this achieve
ment as the distance Is approximate
ly 1,200 miles.
Interest in the war Is now centered
around the Turkish capital and in
Greece, and many close observers are
of the opinion that the result depends
on tbe outcome in the Balkans. Thus
Constantinople Is one of the most in
teresting cities in all Europe at this
Constantinople extends far beyond
the ancient walled city of the emper
ors, which only covered the promon
tory known today as StambouL This
promontory, bounded on the north by
the poetic Golden Horn, which, extend
ing some miles inland, forms perhaps
tbe most magnificent harbor in the
world, and on the south by the blue
waters of tbe Marmora, Is Indeed the
most enchanting part of the city, but
the present population, estimated at
about a million and a quarter, could
not be housed within its borders. Fac
ing the eastern side of Stamboul, on
the Asiatic shores of the Bosporus and
Marmora, stand the ancient cities of
Calcedon (Kadlkewy) and Chrysopolls
(Scutari). These now form part of
Constantinople. Across the Golden
Horn to the north, up the slopes of the
hill crowned by Gnlnta tower, built by
tlie Genoese, houses upou houses are
so crowded together that, looked at
from the sea, It would seem as though
there were no streets to separate them.
Many Villagea on Shores.
The shores of the Bosporus are
strewn with villages, some Insignifi
cant, some fairly considerable, all of
them part of be city. To the west,
beyond the Leven towers and the mag
nificent marble gate through which the
emperors rode In splendor, numerous
other villages have sprung up, and to
day Constantinople may be said to ex
tend to a length of some twenty miles.
The coast running south from Kadl
kewy and the Princes islands is also
Included In the city, so that in width,
too, there Is a very great difference
since tbe days of the Turkish conquest
Constantine founded bis capital in
328, and for 1,100 years it was a
Christian city. Walking the narrow
streets today one comes across here
a mosque which was once a Christian
church, there a Greek inscription, here
a column with beautiful capital, there
the foundation of a once gleaming
bronze column. But most wonderful
of all stands that noble edifice, tbe
church, now mosque, of St Sophia
Built on tbe top of the first hill, Im
mediately behind tbe site of the em
peror's palace, It dominates the city.
Its dome, outlined against the horizon,
catches the eye from every point of
What has St Sophia not seen? The
crowning of emperors with all the
pomp and ceremony, empresses riding
in state Into the spacious ladles' gal
lery, quarrels, intrigues and, lastly, a
conquered emperor fleeing to It for
refuge from tbe Invading Turk. All
these form a succession of events
whose narrative holds one in spelt
The conquering Turk did not In any
way lessen the romance of tbe life In
the city, and today the charm is still
there. Who, having once threaded his
way through tbe fascinating bazaars,
does not picture again the quaint shops
with venders sitting cross legged on
tbe floor, the carious old arches, the
oriental crowds in their gay colors?
Since the revolution and counter
revolution of 1909 much bas been done
to Improve the general aspect of the
city, and also to facilitate communi
cation. A splendid new bridge bas
been thrown across the Golden Horn,
streets have been widened and paved,
electric trams nave taken the place of
horse trams, public parks have been
opened, in various parts of the city,
the Turkish poatofflce has been re
organized, and last bat not least a
telephone system has been established.
The Turk Is polite to a fault He Is
often shocked by the brusqueness of
the westerner. His sense of bnmor Is
large. His Inimitable way of story
telling Is proverbial. Those who have
known him Intimately hare found him
a generous host a kindly neighbor and
good comrade, bat as a ruler quite
Incapable of falling In with modern
Grounds Far Divorce.
Because wife often held baby on one
arm and pet rattlesnake on other.
Preston (Kan.) man got divorce.
THE CELEBRATED BERG-
THE POLK COUNTY OBSERVE AY. DECEMBER 17, 1916.
HAS HAD A BOOM
City Has Grown Far Beyond
Walls of Ancient Capital
MANY IMPROVEMENTS NOTED
a jj finld Medal
P. P. I. E. San Francisco, 1915
The Strongest ana nearest w".
Loss-era, Cruisers, Miners, Sportsmen
Men's Comfort Dress Shoes
Strong Shoes for Boys
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FARMERS' AND HOME-MAKERS' WEEK
sod RURAL LIFE CONFERENCES
January 3 to 8, 1916
Lite Information, Practical Help for the Home
tbe Farm, the Cotuuiutiity.
Conventions of Oregon's Greatest Industrie!
Conferences on Oregon's Most Vital Problems
LECTURES DKMONSTRATIONS ,
Two thousand people attended last year. It Is a
great place to make friends with Ure
thinkers and live thoughts, good
workers, and good wort.
WINTER SHORT COURSE
January 10 to February 4, IQ'O
A Practical Agricultural Course in a Nut Shell.
Applied Science In Actual Work of
the Farm aud Household.
Courses in FRUIT RAISING, FARM CROPS,
SOILS STOCK RAISING, DAIRY WORK,
POULTRY RAISING, GARDKNINO, COOK
ING, 8KWINC. HOUSKHOLl) ARTS, HOMK
NURSING, BUSINKSS METHODS, ROAD
BUILDING. FARM KNGINHKR1NG, RURAL
Correspondence Courses Without Tuition.
Expert Instruction in Music.
Reduced railroad rates.
ar program write to The College Exthangs. Orseoa
Agricultural College. Corvaliis. Ilw-tf-l to fl)
OR SALE OR
WELL IMPROVED 20 ACRES, 2
MILES FROM COTTAGE GROVE
LEVEL ROAD TO TOWN, FINE
SPRING 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
I LUMBER V
I sfJK OFFICE
When We Hand
You Our Esti
mates of tha cost of the lumber yon reonin
you can depend upon It that the fig
ures will be as low a first-class, well
seasoned lumber can be sold for hon
estly. If you pay more you pay toe
much. If you pay less you get lest
either in quality or quantity.
REMEDIES ARE THE BEST
HEALING AGENTS KNOWN
FOR DISEASES OF HORSES
CATTLE, HOGS. 8HEEP AND
Dr. Korineck's Tonics
MAES BETTER LIVESTOCK
FOR SALE BY
MATJf 8TREET. CORNER MILL
It car rles the personal
thought of the giver, is simple,
appropriate and creates no
greater obligation than the
' kindly thought it bears.
ORDER YOUR CHRISTMAS PHOTOS AT ONClJL
tVia mAfat fimA. thn Twitter worlr li
C. B. STONE
The Photographer in your town
WILL YOUR MONEY BUY?
Here are some good buys for FRIDAY a.'
DAY, December 17 and 18, forCaij
Dallas Grocery I
Successors to Simonton & Scott
COFFEE, REGULAR 30 CENT FOIL LINED PACKAGE, m&tt
5-POUND PAIL REX LARD B
10-POUND PAIL REX LARD Bfrj
BULK LARD, PER POUND
18 POUNDS JAP RICE....
13 POUNDS SMALL WHITE BEANS
17 POUNDS RED BEANS. . . . ; f
LIBERTY ROLLED OATS LARGE 3 POUND PACKAGE , na.
LIBERTY WHEAT FLAKES, LARGE SA POUND PACKAGE 'in
CREAM ROLLED OATS, 9 POUND BAGS j
VALLEY BRAND ROLLED OATS, 9 POUND BAGS jt,
TWO PACKAGES GER-MEAL f is
ONE QUART CAN BOHEMIAN BRAND CORN AND SUGABfit
ONE HALF GALLON CAN BOHEMIAN BRAND COM AKJIP"
ONE GALLON CAN BOHEMIAN BRAND CORN AND SUGA!,,
REGULAR PRICES, 30c, 65c, AND $1.00 PER 0A'ii
HAVE YOU TRIED DAVIS BEST FLOUR. NOT A BEt
WHEAT FLOUR ON THE MARKET, TRY IT ATPEE
DO YOU REALIZE HOW CHEAP THE FOLLOWING AM.
TEN CENTS WILL BUI
ONE PACKAGE DROMEDARY DATES
THREE PACKAGES SULTANA FIGS
ONE PACKAGE CURRANTS
ONE CAN PIEMENTIES
TWO CANS SARDINES
ONE JAR ROGERS NUT BUTTER
FIFTEEN flENTS WTLLBI
ONE POUND DIAMOND W BULK NUT BUTTER (REGBUl
Uflli JTWUHD WILLAMETTE CREAM MIXED CAHDX ry
TWO BARS ROSE GLYCERINE TOILET SOAP bod
TWO PACKAGES DIAMOND W JELLO POWDER !
ONE BOTTLE KUNERS MIXED PICKLES (REGULAlM,,1
ONE BOTTLE KUNERS' CHOW CHOW (REGULAR PK8, ih
SIX BARS RANTER MINERAL SOAP (TOILET SOAP, iV
SIX BARS LENOX LAUNDRY SOAP J ti
THREE CANS OF EITHER YELLOWBAN OR ASTER1
TWO PACKAGES PANCAKE FLOUR p
FOUR-POUND BULK ROLLED OATS Lei
THREE CANS PARADISE ISLAND PINEAPPLE .
WE WILL SELL CHINA, GLASS AND GRANITE W
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EACH $2.50 PURCHASE IN THESE GOODS ONLY. WIe i
uuusji OUT THIS LINE OF GOODS. CHRISTMAS IS uuj ,,
YOUR CHANCE. , 1
ONE CENT A WORD, EAf
SERTION, WILL REACH 60
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