(THE HOME PAPER) DALLAS; POLK COUNTY. OREGON. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1915. (TWICE-A-WEEK) NO. 86 RATING FORESTS ETTE VALLEY LUMBER TILL BUILDING ROAD. 'ridges, One 114 Feet High , 660 Feet in Length, Spans Deep Gorge. Willamette Valley Lumber ' logging road in the dense Kve Black Rock in this coun t of a passenger trip it-would 'amous for its scenic grand- trains do not travel through id on mountain tops any a is absolutely necessary, i who would see Oregon's onderlands in the primeval t walk the ties or get on ithe of the management to ee- ission to ride on the logging ears. The extention of the ad from Black Rock into i" was started about three under the direction of San- ivlor, the company's engin- is still in charge of the e tracks reach five miles in- ft of the woods, where giant nes cast their somber shad thousands of acres of moss i'' covered lands, lands of le parts have for countless denied the warming rays oi lat shines bravely down on ine of timber during the tenths, and yet does not pen- ; heavy growth. 16 plan of the lumber com ixtend the logging operations coods to a distance of htteen nd Black Rock, or ten miles ran tracks have yet been Ihree years five miles of a been laid, although the distance is not nearly five it from this tune on lb will if necessary, to build a ' a mile each year. The of construction that con ineer Taylor are perplexing x ithe engineering skill se : surmount the difficulties encountered. In the five road that have been built 12 bridges and construction xt one will be started in , The maximum grade i the length of the road is I, very low considering the y of ithe country, where Us, mountain peaks, deep nd many other conditions are encountered. The lnrg 12 bridges now in use is ?h and 650 feet long, built jm the first giants cut on ng site. The bridge on traction will start soon is mp Creek canyon and will t high and 480 teet long, the 12 bridges in use are -e, but there is none that present a great deal of tallstrom, foreman of con pork, has assembled a of woikmen and is doing ition work on the day-la-The crew uses 1 stenm Irag scroer and 1 pile t in its mechanical equip traeks laid by this crew 50 pound sleei, and from ftimated that very nearly ds of steel have been laid the road has been built, vestment in the work as it y is estimated at $80,000, jvious that if construction on over fifteen miles the t will reach above $250,000. wny operates 1 logging en iy 55-ton locomotive, over t it is in use, and makes use 8 Pacific company rolling t in the case of dump cars, tvhich the lumber company dians, having been brought to the Siletz reservation from the lower Rogue river. Louie was prominent in all Indian affairs, was a good In dian and an up-bolder of the law. It is said that in his younger days Louie was a "Big Chief" and was the proud possessor of six wives. GRANGE PLANS BIG DINNER. Monmouth Farmers Will Join in Feast, Says the Master. P. 0. Powell, master of the Mon mouth Grange, announces that a New Year's dinner will be held by that or ganization, with invitations to a lim ited number of families. At) a recent session the grange made plans for an industrial fair to be held for one day just betore the county tair and ex pect to take the entire exhibit to the oounty fair. Invitations are extend ed the children of all the schools in the vicinity to participate and a spec ial line of prizes will be offered. The aim of the Orange is to stimulate tlf growers of the community to make unusual efforts to raise and show the products of the farms of this part of Polk county. Special emphasis will be placed on corn and potatoes with the intention of increasing the quality and quantity of twese products on ac count of their value in diversification and crop rotation. At the next regu lar meeting, January 8, State Master C. E. bpencer will be present and will conduct a public installation of offic ers with a talk on the work of the Orange. j CANAL SLIDES DELAY BOOKS. PLANS ARE SUBMITTED VIEWERS INSPECT DRAWINGS FOR PROPOSED BRIDGE. Cost of Structure, According to Esti mates, Ranges From $126,130 to $294,510. County Superintendent is Distribut ing District Libraries. A consignment of books to file state library was held up becauseW the recent slides at the ranamaca nal and thereby were the school li braries of Polk county , directly af fected. The county annually appor tions a certain amount of money for the school in each district, and the districts select from a list sent out from the state library the books that it wants. Several hundreds of these books were ordered this year and .en route were delayed at the canail. As a result .,the shipment just arrived this week and is being distributed by the county superintendent The coun ty library fund apportionment! is made according to the populatioir'of the school and in this way some very good small library collection are gath ered together within the course of a very few years. The superintendent's office provides markers and library cards tor all books sent out. Nineteen tentative plans for the inter-county bridge between Polk and Marion counties were submitted to the board of viewers when it conven ed at Salem last Friday afternoon, the plans being for a variety of bridges ranging in estimated cost from $126,430 to $294,510. Following the meeting of the board, consisting of N. J. Culver, E. P. McCormack and J. A. Baker, the courts held a joint conference behind closed doors to con sider the question of type of con struction, but no definite action was taken. Of the plans submitted the estimat ed cost of a concrete bridge built on a street level, with a draw is tiie most expensive and the high teyel DEALERS ARE PLEASED MERCHANTS GRATIFIED OVER EXTENT OF XMAS TRADE. Exceeded Expectations and Articles Selected Were Chiefly of the . Substantial Sort. "Christmas business was very sat isfactory this year." This sentiment appears to be subscribed to by prac tically all Dallas business men. Some of them go even further and declare the buying this year was above the average. Others, a little more con servative, say it was better than it was last year. Many declare they ex ceeded last year's total sales in the last four days before Christmas. "Conditions this year show a mark ed improvement," was the assertion of one merchant whose further state ments were 'agreed to in a general way by each of the business men called upon. "This winter's business on the whole has been better than it was a year ago and that condition to the circuit court of appeals at San Francisco. From this tribunal the matter would go to the supreme court. If this coui-se be taken, it would take from six to nine months to get the de termination of that body. Second, the Southern Pacific may apply to the supreme court for a writ ot mandamus, claiming that Judge Wolverton, in fixing the terms of the decree, had misinterpreted the su preme court 's opinion, and asking kirn to issue the writ to him, requir ing that a certain kind of decree be entered. If this were done, it would take at least 00 days. GUARD OFFICERS TO MET. BODY OF MR. HOWES CREMATED the heaviest timlier in the e found in the hills abow and the Willamette Yal y's road goes through ths it. The permanent camp Rock, but logging centers as new timber is opened take a great many years the supply of wood that se hills, and the company iat its investment will be fetime. The extension to i fifteen-mila limit will be 8 demanded of condition?, e to say trill at Kn?t one s add.d to the length A year until the li-uit is Heart and Kidney Trouble Cause of Very Sudden Death. Ensign E. Howes of Dallas, who died suddenly at a Portland hotel on Friday morning, was cremated at the metropolis on Sunday and the ashes were left at the crematory lodge. Mr. Howes djled of a complication of heart and kidney troubles, said to have resulted from a fall he received while at Los Angeles on his wedding trip recently. He had returned only a short' time ago with his bride, the former Mrs. C. E. Fellows, to make his home in Dallas, and he and his wife were at Portland on business, expecting to return to Dallas on the eve of Christmas. They had planned a gay Christmas day at their home here, when Mr. Howes was itaken ill suddenly and within a few hours had passed away. SCHOOL AUTHORITIES MEET. Polk County Educators Attend Con vention at Medford, H. C, Seymour, county school su perintendent, W. 1. ford, city super intendent, H. L. Keezel of Monmoath high school and H. G. Elliott left On Sunday for Medford, where they will attend the annual meeting of the Oregon State Educational associa tion, bupenntendent beymour is a member of a committee to revise jtbe constitution and by laws of the as sociation and the presentation of this revision will be one ot the important 'transactions at the nieening. Thp meeting began at Medford this morn ing. USE CREEK BED. Considers New Pip Line Proposition. lipal authorities of Falls isidering the advisability ing the proposed water leal creek on the bed -am. They consider the Judee Teal for right of S exorbitant. The judge iing to The New, exeuip- ayment of street assess--ating approximately $60, tonal gam of $50, for the ! through which it was build the Hue. i Indian Fam illness of several month of Siletz died at aa ape d 100 years. Ha was a e Joshua tribe of la-, vs. wilful desertion and the evidence presented showed that Mrs. McLean had lived apart from tier hnsband and in California for more than a year. The family resided at West Salem, and the plaintiff in the action here was !ne presented by Attorney Carey f . Martin of aalem. types of steel similar to the IenjfcUrent right. 'On through the Christmas the lowest in cost. All of theiplans, unless otherwise stated, are for a bridge having a 30-foot roadway and a, six-foot sidewalk,, 6n either side. Following are those submitting plans and -the testiinated costs of bridses built according to various 'plannZ Chas. Jivan Fowler, 'Seattle, 1A, concrete, concrete approach, estimat ed cost $&tt,Z0U; 113, concrete, wood approach, estimated cost, 4203,20G; 1(, concrete, concrete nppjbach es timated cost, $192,107, 25ft. road, way; D, concrete, wood approach, es timated cost, $173,107, jit ft. road way; E. concrete, coaotete approach, estimated cost, $AC9g6; F, concrete, wood approach, Intimated cost $200, 986; 0, steel, wflod approach, esti mated cost, $148,180, high level, plank noor. Slierzer Rofier Lift Co., Chicago, 111., 2. steel.J$191,153. Portland Bridge & Building Co., Portland, 3, steel, estimated cost, $190,102. f W. JH.Cullers, Portland, 4, steel, ,,$12:436. Chas. G-. Nubers, Seattle, 5A. con crete, concrete approach, $294,510; 5B, steel, $246,700. Bnrr & Cunningham, Portland, 6A, steel, concrete approach, $158,112; (IB, concrete, concrete approach, $218, 2G9, high level ; 6C, steel, concrete approach, $126,430. high leevl. Bowerman & McCoy, Seattle, 7, concrete, concrete approach, $232,000. A. H. Lamm, Portland, 8. concrete, concrete approach, $171,390, plus price of draw span. Marsh Engineering Co., Des Moines 9, concrete, concrete approach. Robert Wakefield, Portland, concrete, $195,000. 10, MARRIES JAPANESE. buying season, t Trade for the holi- days"tnited very early, commencing immediately after Thanksgiving. It kept right on in steady flow up to the very last. During Friday there was something of the old time crush and rush characteristic of the Christ- mai'Vhopning season, but that period was short this year. People respond ed toli&rgeueral; sentiment of im proving conditions. The sales ran quite largely to the better grade of goods. EarlyJ in the season people with moderate means had high-priced articles laid aside, upon which they made installment payments un til the entire bill was taken care of. "We have no fault with Christmas business. It reflects the spirit of op timism. If conditions continue to show an improvement, next year ought to bring to Dallas the heaviest Christmas shopping season the city (has ever experienced. Pieoipile a.re learning to shop early and to buy good things. Christmas is getting ro be a season of giving others what they need and want rather than a haphazard buying of gewgaws as it used to be. Captain Stafrin Leave Tomorrow To Attend Conference. It is expected that when Adjutant General White calls the officers of the Oregon National Guard do order at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon in the arm ory at Portland, there will be between 80 and 90 present from the several commands ot the state. , Captain Stafrin will leave in the morning for Portland to attend the meeting, at winch will be discussed the. national guard pay bill now before congress, This is one of the very important measures for the consideration of the national body this year, as far -as the guard is concerned, for it provides regular pay tor tne men and officers ot the national guard. If it is passed it will mean the great development of that organization, as well in Dallas as throughout the United States. The effect and scope of other measures proposed in regard to national pre paredness and detense will come in tor explanation and consideration at the meeting tomorrow. When the conference is over a buffet luncheon will be "served at the armory, ; The out-of-town officers will be guests in the evening at the Jtleilig theater, where the motion picture production, "The War Cry of Peace," will be exhibited. . . i POLK'S BIG BOOZE FEST RETIRING WET YEAR WILL BE APPROPRIATELY CELEBRATED Independence and Falls City Mecca For Thirsty Populace on New Year's Eve. BANGS RETURNED TO ILLINOIS. CHRISTMAS CALM AND QUIET. Monmouth Yonng Woman United To Celestial at Vancouver. On Friday Miss Anna Hendricksen of Monmouth was united in marriage to Rio Yamans, Japanese, of Pando, Cal. The license was secured and the ceremony performed at Vancou ver, Washington. The Japanese hus band is 25 years of age and has work ed about Monmouth at different times. The bride is 21 years old and is well-known to Monmouth people. PIONEER OF 1847 GONE MRS. MARTHA A. HILL, 81, DIES AT INDEPENDENCE. Intoxicants Did Not Flow Freely With Lower Element. The Christmas celebration did not unusually profit the oity of Dallas, although its watchers of peace and dignity were constantly on duty. There were any number of times when the services ot the city marshal or the night marshal were required to calm some turbulent spirit whose trips to Independence or Falls City had been disastrous, but only one of the revel ers was sent to jail for intoxication. This person spent eaturday evening in the city jail and contributed $5 to the city police court, this was the only case that was brought to the at tention of Police Judge Gregory dur ing the days immediately preceeding or following Christmas. CorvaUis Defeats Monmouth. The basketball quintet of the Mon mouth Athletic club lost to tne 1 nl Delta Sigma," of Corvallis in the high school gymnasium Thursday evening by a score of 20 to 22. A return game will be played. EXECUTION IS STAYED Governor Withycombe Honors Requi sition For Embezzler. Yesterday Governor James Withy- jombe honored a requisition fsom Governor Dunne of Illinois tor the extradition of L. S. or G. E. Bangs, held at Roseburg by Sheriff Quine. Bangs was arrested in Dallas, where he was employed as manager of the Guthrie dairy, and will be returned to Alexander county, Illinois, to tace a charge of embezzling $10,000 while acting as manager for the S. S. Mc- Clure eompany, organized under Hue laws of Michigan. Bangs had been at Roseburg and left to come to Polk county. When Sheriff Quine of Doug las county learned that the man was wanted he found, through his corres pondence, that he had come to Dallas. In company with shena Urr or tins county. Sheriff Bangs went to the Guthrie dairy and arrested the man. He said at that time that he would not fight extradition, although he did not openly confess to the crime which was charged against' him. AGED RESIDENT PASSES. Portland will have nothing on In dependence and Falls City when Fri day night comes, as the funeral march of the demon rum is played over the state. Portland is preparing for a gigantic celebration and liquored or gy, with grill tables selling for ex orbitant prices, but the big city is in no way ouitdoing those of Polk coun ty, where king booze has remained en throned until the last note was sung. At Independence the liquor stocks have been on sale for more than a month and are by this time sadly de pleted. Yet, enough remains for the great "blow-out" on New Year's eva. At Falls City the sale has also been going on, and great quantities of beer and whisky have been sold within the past six weeks. But the big night comes on New Year's eve. Those who eniov the ex citement of such sights and those who participate will flock to Independence and Falls City in great numbers to get in on the merriment, and there are none to deny that the old year will pass out with the greatest celebra tion and "booze fest" that old Polk county has ever known. To start the new year right cellar stocks have been created or replenished in Dallas, the source being Portland, Independence, Fails City and California, and with in the past two weeks more beer and liquor have been shipped into Dallas than was received here, in all prob ability, during any two weeks in tlhe . history of saloons in the city. WOMAN SENT TO HER HOME. Entire Married Life, Commencing in 1851, Passed on Donation Claim on Banks of RickreaU. McLean Granted Divorce. Judge Belt granted a decree of di vorce to Joseph A. McLean late last week in the default ase of McLean McLean. Mr. McLean charged mous Rickreall, where she lived with Mrs. Martha A. Hill, mother of In dependence, passed awav at her resi dence tibere early Sunday morning, after an illness of several weeks. She was a pioneer of 1847. Airs. Hill was born in Wreenup county, Kentucky, in 1834, and when 13 made the trip to Oregon. The party landed on the banks of the fa Cuts Light Bill. Beoaase of the inadequacy of the street illumination the rails City council shaved Claud Ellison's bill for a recent month from $85 to $41, which called forth a vigorous objec tion from the management of the plant The aldermanie body, however, refused to reconsider tne natter. Coanty Budget Hearing. That the bearinr on the rountv budget for 1916. to be faeld oa Thurs day, will be large v attended br in-1 in the old pioneers' cemetery at Rick. tereated taxpayers seema quite eer-1 nralL Dr. Donsmore will eonduet the I funeral aerrieea. the Birch family for many years. She was the dauehter of Reason Virgin, and married Henry Hill in July, 1851. They settled on a donation claim, where the city of Independence now stands, and Mra. Hill bad made many donations of land for city enterprises, ptablie buildings, churches, railroads and parks. Mrs. Hill was the) mother of nine children, four of whom survive ber. U R. Hill. Homer Hill, VeM Hill and Mrs. Garland Hill Cohrs. all of whom were with ber at her death. Hr husband died in 1904, and since that time she bad been 4 he bead of nei own household, living on the original etaun, the bouse being contiguous to the city of Independence, just outside the limits. The funeral will be held from the family residence at 1 JS0 o' clock Tuesday, and interment win be ESPEE GIVEN FURTHER TIME IN LAND GRANT ACTION. Judge Wolverton Makes Time Short So That Congress May Deal With Case. Judge Wolverton, in federal court at Portland yesterday morning, granted a stay of execution of the decree in the Oregon & California railroad land grant ease until Febru ary 7. William D. Fenton, attorney for the Southern Pacific whom the decree gives an equity of $2.50 an acre in the more than 2,000,000 grant land acres, asked for a stay of 60 days, to permit an appeal, but United States Attorney Keames objected. Mr. Reames said that the railroad bad threatened to appeal or apply for a wnt of mandamus to the United States supreme court He urged srainst farther extension - of time, saying that the matter of the execu tion of the decree is of the Highest and moet pressing importance, so that congress may have a basis on which to proceed with legislation lor the dis posal of the grant lands. "A certified copy of the decree has been forwarded to Washington," be said, "and is now being made the basis for legislation by eongresa. This matter should be settled, so that eon gresa may have something on which to work." The Southern Pacific, dissatisfied with the decree of the court may take either of two courses : First it may make application for a writ of error, virtually an appeal, Samuel B. Baldwin Dies at Indepen dence After Long Illness. Samuel B. Baldwiji of 'Indepen dence passed away at his home in that city on Friday morning after a long illness, at the age ot Hi years. Mr. Baldwin came to Independence with his family trom Kansas nearly a quarter century ago. He had been ac tively identified with Baptist church work for 57 years. He has made a host of friends during his life in Polk county, who will mourn his death. The funeral was conducted at Salem on Sunday and Mr. Baldwin was laid away in the mausoleum at that city. He left a widow at Independence, a son, M. P. Baldwin, of Georgia, and a daughter, Mrs. R. H. Wilcox of Pendleton. OREGON GOES TO MILITIA. "Bulldog of Navy" Will Be Station ed at San Francisco. The battleship Oregon, "the bull dog of the navy," will be turned over to the California navel militia at San Francisco on February 15, according to orders received by Commander Reeves from Secretary of the Navy Daniels. Tbe militia will not have an opportunity to handle and fire the 13-inch guns of the Oregon, in Com mander Reeves opinion, because of the heavy cost of operating these big pieces and of the long course of train ing required. Pastor Recipient of Watch. Rev. McConnell, pastor of the Christian church, was made extremely happy on Christmas day when bis congregation presented bim with, a beautiful gold watch in appreciation of bis efforts as foreman in the Mas ter's vineyard. The timepiece is of pretty design, carries an Elgin move ment and tbe wearer is protected front its loss by a handsome gold chain. Another Contract Awarded. The Falls City Lumber eompany has awarded another contract for grading a further extension, of its logging railroad, Mr. Gilo,' who re cently completed a similar entitraet for this eompany, receiving the job. It is for 3000 feet, whir hi distance will take the line into much valuable timber. Josie Thompson Instead of Being Prosecuted Is Given Fund. Portland Journal: Josie Thomp son, a young woman of DiI!as, is spending a' much more happy Christ mas than she expected this "morning, for instead of facing prosecntiou on o charge of shoplifting, she in noir ' speeding to her Dallas home. She was firrested on a charge of stealing ties and hocks from a depa 'ment store. When the case cwme up for trial I 'ep uty District Attorney Ryan announc ed that he had been requested to have the charge dismissed and Judge Day ton at once wiped the slate clean. Judge Dayton, Ryan and Deputy Sheriff Beckman then donated enough knoney to send the young woman home. , M'COY RESIDENT DIES. Conrad Faist, Weil-Known German, Passes Away at Farm Home. Conrad Faist, a well-known resi dent of McCoy, where he had lived for nearly ten years, passed away on Sat urday at his McCoy home. Mr. Faist was 58 years at the time of his death. and had been in the United State since 1872. He came to this country from his birthplace in Baden. Ger many, and settled in Nebraska, where he was married on March 10. 1884. to Mary Aberly. The family moved to McCoy in 1906. Mr. Faist' leaves a brother in Dallas. Jacob Faist. and a half brother living in Nebraska. Fu neral senices were conducted by the Hev. D. A. MacKenzie at Chapman's chapel yesterday morning. Interment was in the Salt Creek cemetery. NAME MERELY SUGGESTED. Reported Resignation of Mr. Seymonf Slightly Premature. The report that H. C. Seymour may tender his resignation as superinten dent or county schools to accept a position as field worker in the exten- " sion department at O. A. C. is some what premature. A successbr to Mr. Griffin, who recently resiimed as field worker to go east, must be selected in the near future, and Mr. Seymour's friends in the state have suggested his appointment, but further than this there is nothing to the report. There are a number of applicants for tbe place made vacant by Mr. Griffin's resignation. Surreyi New Road. County Surveyor Canfield returned from near the Lincoln county line, where he surveyed in old road up Steer creek, and laid out a branch road one and a half miles. The latter road, if approved by tbe county court, will serve five families who now go to and f rom their homes by means of trails. Independence Appeal Case. At a recent session of tbe Indepen dence eouneiimea the North Indepen dence ease was appealed from the de cision of Judge Belt, and unless the incoming administration takes a dif ferent view of the matter the ques tion will go before the Supreme court. School Standardized, Tbe Liberty one-room school was standardised last week according to the rules prescribed. J. L Reasoner is teacher at Liberty.