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About Polk County observer. (Monmouth, Polk County, Or.) 1888-1927 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 31, 1915)
REPORT IS ERRONEOUS
JANUARY SALES DAY NOT POSTPONED.
Manager Knows Nothing Concerning
Statement That Enterprise Will
The regular monthly sales day will
be held on January 29, the statement
of our esteemed contemporary, The
Itemizer, notwithstanding. There la
no foundation for the report that the
sales days would be done away with,
or even postponed for a single month,
and plana are already underway for
holding the event in January, u. o.
Loughary, who had charge of the last
sales day, has not intimated that the
sales would not be held in January;
to the contrary 'he is of the opinion
that the event will be the biggest
and best of them all. The Commer
cial club, official sponsor for the sales
day, has taken no action in the mat
ter and will not until it holds its
meeting next week. Mr. Loughary has
a very favorable report to read to
the club at that time and there is no
reason for the discontinuance of the
dales even for one month.
The sale held on December 18 was
far better than were those held be
fore, and judging from that fact it is
reasonable to expect the next to be
even better. The farmers are taking
added interest in the public sales, and
are constantly making inquiries about
(hem, and each month is bringing in
more goods and stock for disposal.
After the last sale The Itemizer said
that it had been decided not to hold
a sale in January and- the report gain
ed some circulation in the county, cre
ating no little disappointment among
the farmers and among tne mercnanrs
who have been so largely interested
in the monthly sales as to aid in de
veloping them to . their present state.
STYLE BRINGS FUR DEMANDS.
Trappers in Polk County Realizing
Styles that demand a generous use
of fur in garments for women, have
made trapping in Folk county more
profitable than it has been at any
time in several seasons. Many farm
ers are devoting considerable time to
a fur hunting on the forest streams and
are realizing splendid profits on their
work. A year ago, tew found it prof
itable to spend their time trapping.
Prices were decidedly low. But dur
ing the summer creators of fashions
decreed that fur trimmings for outer
garments were essential for the up-to-the-minute
lady and immediately
an almost unsatisflable demand for
furs was created. The price has con
tinued to increase during the entire
winter. At the present time most furs
are bringing twice the price of a
Muskrats now are bringing an av
erage of about 25 cents. Last year
12 and 15 cents was all that could be
gotten for them. Many believe that
muskrats will bring 40 and 45 cents
in January and February. Skunks
are worth 50 cents to $1.50 and minks
bring from $1 to $4 each. The pi ice
is low for mink because of the fact
that mink sets are less popular than
in previous seasons. Coons are worth
50 cents to $2.50; gray fox from $1.50
to $3; red fox from $3 to $10; large
bear, $10 to $25; coyote, $2 to $4;
martens $10; and large beaver fom
$10 to $12.
NEW YEAR HAS PROBLEMS.
Lawyers and Express Company Con
fronted With Weighty Questions,
Now that, the first of the year is
upon us and the demon mm is skulk
ing in the background with very few
of his many hundreds of campaign
legs to stand on, there are a multitude
of questions being presented to every
possible authority anent . the liquor
question and the prohibition law. One
of the puzzlers that was shot at
George Tloilges, local express agent,
this week goes something like this:
If we order mote than 2 quarts of
whisky that are shipped so as to ar
rive here before midnight on Decem
ber 31, and it is not lU'liveiel to us
or we do not call for it until the fol
lowing day, can we legally receive it f
The answer ix that the liquor canit t
legally be delivered after midnisrlii
of the laet day of this month pith
out an order from the county clerk.
And such an order provides for only
two quarts. Therefore if the ship
ment was more than that amount tvo
quarts could be delivered. Xon nnoil -er
exigency presents itself. The ex
press agent has no legal right to ha.'e
in his possession more than two qunrts
of whisky during any four weeks.
Therefore if the agent holds all that
part of a shipment of liquor over two
quarts and does not deliver it he will
be liable to prosecution. Prohibition,
verily, is an outstanding example of
"one darn thing after another."
Another Bond Sals.
On January 10 the city of Dallas
will offer for sale to the highest Wil
der $12,000 in municipal improvement
bonds, and from present indications
they will realize more than par, the
bond marker being quite active at
this time. On Tuesday Portland mu
nicipal bonds sold for the highest
price ever received by that city, going
at premium of 6.27 per eent abow
' Lewis In Authority.
John H. Lewis, state engineer, is
also head of the highway department
Chief rVnntv F.. I. Cantine will
serve the state eneineer and not the
state highway commission, according
to the decision of the state supreme
t TAatr Thia ia the last WOrd
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of the controversy that was started
during the 1915 session ot uie legis
lature. The lawmakers attempted to
fulfill one of their many pre-eleotion
nromises to consolidate some of the
various state commissions. The only
one they consolidated was that of the
state highway engineer and the state
engineer but the act provided ior u
chief deputy and E. I. Cantine was
appointed by the highway commission.
POLK TEACHER HONORED.
Teachers' Association Meeting At
tended By Local Delegation.
The State Educational association
meeting adjourned at Medford on
Wednesday evening after a most in
teresting two-day session, and the
Polk county representatives have re
turned home. The meeting of the
Staite Teachers' association was par
ticipated in by several of the Polk
county delegation. Miss Rea B. Par
rot)t of the Monmouth Normal school
was appointed as a member of the
committee on credentials for the as
sociation. E. P. Carlton, assistant
at alt a cilTWnlTl lenient of Dtiblic in
struction, was elected president of
the State Teachers' association, uiu
ers who attended from Polk counlty
were President J. H. Ackerman of the
Vnrmal oehool. Snnerin'tendent H. C.
Seymour, Prof. W. I. Ford of Dallas,
lrof. it. U iveezei oi juonmomn aim
H. G. Elliott.
WILLIS WORKS ON BILL
HE WOULD DEAL GENEROUSLY
WITH 0. 0. LANDS.
FIRST HIDE BOUNTY PAID.
A. Sampson Presents Fonr Pine Wild
The first bounty on hides of wild
animals paid in Polk county this sea
son went to A. Sampson, wno present
ed ito County Clerk Robinson on Sah
urday the fine pelts of four wildcats
trapped in the hills southwest of Dal
las. Although reports have indicated
that trapping is very good this sea
son, and Mr. Sampson confirms the
reports, the skins of the animals trap
ped by him were the first on which the
county could pay the prescribed boun
ty of $2. Other skins have been pre
sented, but in one of the two cases
the feet were missing and in the oth
ers only the heads were presented. To
receive the bounty here the skin maist
come intact When the bounty is paid
the scalp is slit from eye to eye and
three holes are punched in each ear.
Mr. Sampson is an experienced trap
per and each year adds considerable
bounty money to his income. He has
only trapped one mink this year, he
says, as there are not as many of
these valuable fur-bearers as there
usually are. Mink are not plentiful
in this county at any time. In ad
dition to the bounty received the trap
per is allowed to keep the skins of the
animals he kills. In this way it can
be figured where M. Sampson's bus
iness is a profitable one, for the boun
ty amounted to a total ot $s and on
two of the skins he will receive about
$2.50 each and about $1.50 on the oth
er two, making altogether for the four
MUSICAL CONCERT AT GRAND.
Mr. Uglow Presents Edison's Music
in Connection With Pictures.
John Uglow had a capital idea when
he combined an Edison Diamond-Disc
conceit with the regular evening pro
gram at the Grand theater on Wed
nesday evening. Mr. Uglow selected
a large number of the fine Edison
records from his stock and took one
of the famous inventor's machines
to the theater. There the phonograph
musie was substituted for the usual
musical offerings and the large audi
ences were greatly pleased with Mr.
Uglow 's share in the combined pro
gram. The picture presented was one
of the best shown by the Grand man
agement for some lime, and present
ed a splendid opportunity to display
the adaptability of the hdison pho
nograph. Mr. Uglow played a wide
variety of music, including both vocal
and instrumental numbers.. Among
these were Anna Case, famous opera
star, who sang to Mr. Edison over
the trans-continental telephone, Alice
Verlet, Thomas Chalmers and Albert
Spaulding, who is said to be the lore-
most violinist in America.
Horses Will Be Exhibited.
The best farm horses of the Wil
lamette valley, the best rood.ters
from the farms ot breeders, the best
draft horses from Portland, and the
best thoroughbreds of the northwest
will be seen by the visitors of the
horse show on Friday evening, Janu
ary 7. at I he O. A. C. armory. In ad
dition to this unexcelled display of
horse-nosh a number of equiwtnan
feats, such as high jumping, horse
back tug-of-war, etc., havo been pro
vided for entertainment.
Annual Meeting Sunday.
The members of the LaOmile club
will assemble next Sunday afternoon
at 2 o'clock for the election of of
ficers for the new year, and that there
will be the usual large attendance is
a foregone conclusion. Dr. MeCallon
has served as president during the
past year, and Chas. Hayes as secre
tary. Act Is Declared Valid.
The Supreme eount on Tuesday up
held the workmen s compensation act.
Justice McRride declared it would be
a reflection upon the republican gov
ernment if a bill which passed the leg
islature by an almost unanimous vote
and was reaffirmed by a vote of the
people was permeaUM wkh tha rotlia-
nesa of unconstitutionality.
Tn the ease of J. L. Hanna vs. Allu
vial Farm company, appellant, ap
pealed to the supreme court from this
county, the judgment for the plaintiff
ha been affirmed by that tribunal.
Oregon Congressman Will Have His
Measure Ready When Congress
Tkn Woohinortnn rlisnfltches rePOlt
u tnn1UEontativA Hn.wlev of 6re-
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gon is working on the draft of a bill
dealing witn ine disposition ui uue
nn Sr. California land erant. and
will have it ready for introduction
when congress reconvenes. r.xact pio
visions of the measure have not been
knt the- views of the first
district congressman are known to be
fixed on two main points, ura; ui
these is that congress should direct
n.n .,i p Hia onAa under the rjro-
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visions of the original granting acts.
and the otner is enai, ux inmuou
shall not receive more than $2.50 an
The Hawley bill will thus differ
from the Chamberlain bill in omitting
and plan for the federal government
taking over the grant or securing for
either itself or the state any financial
benefits from the disposition of the
lands. On the other hand, it will dif
fer from the Withycomne comprom-
:n .n.m Kir rarinMilm tn nllnW the
railroad company a maximum of $2.50
an acre, and no more.
I : i.,.i;aal that Mr TTnwlev's
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views have changed but little from
those he expressed at tne iana grant
P o.l Salem lnat full, when he
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said he thought congress should leg
islate as little as possible, confining
itself to a direction that the terms of
the granting acts be enlorced.
Another possible clause of the Haw-
u;il la a nrnvian that rhl RSRPnt
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of the Southern Pacific company be
invited to itne pian wiuiiii a iixeu
wUti lie ultar-nniive. in PflRft of
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refusal of assent, of instructions to
the attorney general oi me united
States to proceed against the rail
road to collect the sum received by
die railroad in sales of lands sold in
excess of $2.50 an acre, the excess be
: nK,r rc nnn nnn Thia is one of
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the "clubs" suggested as a means of
forcing tne railroad lo come to lernis
U.r rlinaa nrrti iinranrl that fonfr-pRA
does not have power to dives! the rail
road or ownersntp oi me lanas, as
proposed in the Chamberlain bill.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
The following is a complete list of
realty transfers recorded during the
week ending yesterday as reported for
The Observer by Sibley & Eakin, ab
stractors. 515 Court street, Dallas:
Fred Werth and wife to. Walter
Werth, T. 6-7, $10.
Ophelia H. Dimick to Alice Dimick,
tract in Dallas, $580.
John Duignan and wife to J. T.
and Letotie Friar, lot in Perrydale,
Sandy S. Fryer to Carmie Fryer,
lot in Dallas, $i0.
William EUis and wife to Barney
Phillips, lots in Falls City, $530.
T. A. Wright etal to B. H. Wesling.
22.10 acres, T. 7-6, $500.
Henry Grazer and wife to Ada A.
Bressie, lots in Dallas, $50.
Allen A. McLean and wife to Geo.
L. and Frederick R. Baker, 10.20
acres, T. 6-6, $1000.
J. C. Clearwater and wife to Mich
ael C. and Nelltie Schwartf, 34,33
acres, T. 7-3, $5000.
BASKETBALL WITH NEWBERO.
Dallas Shooters Will Pit Ability
Against Fast Team.
The Dallas basketball leant will ap
pear on the armory floor here for ihe
second time this season in p. game
with the team from the Newberg ath
iletic club. Several former .college
stars comprise the visiting team, ,ind
the Dallas boys have prepared by
constant practice tor a stilt contest.
The game with the Newbcri team is
one of a series of interesting: con
tests that have been scheduled for
the next two months, and the person
nel of the visiting organization indi
cates that it will be one of the best.
Accident Commission Files Suit.
The state industrial accident com
mission has filed a suit to collect
money alleged due from the Alsea
Logging company and the machinery
of the company was attached. This
suit was filed after the decision of
the supreme court which held that the
act founding the commission was con
stitutional. The complaint alleges that
the logging company has failed to pay
its due to the commission although
there have been accidents among its
employees whose claims hare been
paid by the commission. Attorney
General Brown will handle the ease
for the commission. The suit was fil
ed in the circuit at Corrallis.
Present Patterson's Nam.
When the county court meets next
week it will be called upon to appoint
a member of the county fair board to
ttneceed W. T. Fuller, whose term of
office expire. Several persons have
nrged the name of Ike Patterson of
Kola for the place. Mr. Patterson
has also been suggested as president
of the fair association, to succeed Mr.
Soehren, who has declared his inten
tion to resign that position.
Falls City Masons Install
Lorkiamnte lodge 150. A. F. and A.
M., held its installation of officers
Monday night, followed by a banquet
to which the family and friends of
installed are: -,.' r'w i T
S W Ira C. Mehrling; J. W., J. o,
linsfp. D F M. Hellwarthi
J D., N. Selig, secretary, W. F. JSich
ois ; treasurer, Albert Teal.
Work on War Contract.
m, nf PneifiC Co88t
.r. j : fo tha. next two
months has been contracted for by the
British and French governments. Be
sides buying the output
months England and trance have
snapped up all the supply held in
storage, for immediate shipment to
their armies, ine suie is n.u ,
gregate more than $1,000,000-
Joint Installation Today.
t installation of
n a t anA W R C. officers-
ute vr. ix. . r ,
elect at the armory mis aireruouu
2 o'clock, following which refresh
ments will he served. Comrade Bra
den of Sumner post, Portland, will
act in the capacity, of installing of
ficer. NO MORE BACKACHE
NO MORE MISERY
If you suffer with pains in your
back and sides or have any signs of
ku.iT nr. hlorliliM. trouble such as
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rheumatic pains, puffy swellings uiulei
..1 i ..i.inH ,f
the eyes or in me ieei aim uin,
you are nervous, tired and run-down,
'or bothered with urinary disorders,
Snlvax will ouicklv and surely relieve
you of your misery.
Souvax is the mosr, poteni -reuieuj
yet devised for ridding the system of
uric acid and driving out all the pois
onous impurities which cause such
troubles. It neutralizes, dissolves
and makes the kidneys sift out all the
uric acid and poisons left by the
blood, and renders the kidneys and
urinary organs clean, vigorous and
Conrad Stafrin, the popular drug
gist, says that no medicine ought to
be paid for unless it does the user
some good. He therefore sells Solvax
under a positive guarantee to quickly
relieve the worst cases of kidney
trouble or refund the money. Try
Solvax today and if you cannot see
and feel a decided change for the bet
ter just go to Conrad Stafrin and tell
him you want your money back and
he will return it without question.
This is the strongest argument that
can be offered in behalf of any medi-
Dry 16-in. Slabwood
Per Load CASH
REMEDIES ARE THE BEST
HEALING AGENTS KNOWN
FOR DISEASES OF HORSES,
CATTLE, HOGS, SHEEP AND
Dr. Korineck's Tonics
MAKE BETTER LIVESTOCK
FOR SALE B7
MAIN STREET, CORNER MILL
THE CELEBRATED BERG
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Awarded Gold Medal
P. P. L E. San Francisco, 1915.
Th Strongest and nearest water-proof
Loggers, Cruisers, Miners, Sportsmen
ana wort en.
Men's Comfort Dress Shoes
Stronf Shoes for Boys
THEO. BERGMANS SHOE MANU
821 Tinman St, Portland, Oregon
THE BEROMANN WATER-PROOF
West Side Marble
Q. L. HAWKINS, Proprietor.
MONUMENTS. HEADSTONES AND
Why We Wish 1
a Happy and Pm
We wish you happiness and prosperity during the coming JtKj
cause the men who direct the affairs of this corporatioa tQ
Press the feeling of good, will toward their neighbors natural im
press wo aT,d second, because
The prosperity of our company depends upon your proepsrity. j
No utility company can rise above the level of the wmawit,,,
Wishing you a prosperity in which we want to share may ssemtoi
fish attitude, unless it is rememuoiou .. . . wwnl
lie and our company are reciprocal.
. . .... ill .ritoi vnrk in the modern municioaHti.
CONTRIBUTING IN NO SMALL MEASURE TO THE H
... . : a larira fill, ITO of the CO-OnflraMvi
Utility organizations - - . , , ""tt
sential to civic advancement toward the success of industifoi
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reduction of physical larjor mu piw.
toward domestic economy and commercial vitality in the prow.
better uving anu wvijuB "
The prosperity of the utility companies and the people are in
A UTILITY ORGANIZATION MUST BE REASONABLY P
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nils lJ iixj no tiufta jj a - v '
FULLY TO THE PROSPERITY OF THE PUBLIC
We ask the same good will from citizens which we feel and
WttJUB VUOUI, V:.
OREGON POWER CO,
By A. L. Martin, Local Manager.
the amount you are
allowed to purchase
in our line is small, yet
we promise the same
efficient service with a
half-gallon order as
you would get on a
thousand barrels. All
orders go through the
CROWN DISTILLERIES COMPANY
MAIL ORDER DIVISION
P. O. BOX 3000
BEALE it MISSION STREETS, SAN FRANCISCO, CAl
Star Transfer Co
WE MOVE ANYTHING
THAT IS MOVEABLE
G. A. & L C. MUSCO TT & A. P. STARR, Pgi
Phone Stands:-Webster's Confectionery' 511 Ellis' Confectioner; J
O. A. C.
FARMERS' AND HOME-MAKERS' WEEK
and RURAL LIFE CONFERENCES
January 3 to 8, 1916
Ut Iafornmion. Practical Help for the Horn
the Parm, the Community.
COTJTt,tiotii of OTFton'i Ctntnt Indnttrfea
Coofmra. on Oregon'! Moat Vital Problems
Twotkoond jwopl, attended laat r. rtUa
treat Place to make fnend,-iuuJe
thmkera and live thonehta eood
workera. and good wort!
WINTER SHORT COURSE
Jaaoary 10 to February 4, ,9l4
r?i2,JK2',T1 Cmr Not Shea.
Science Actual Work oi"
U Farm aad HouaebokL.
Cornea ia paniT KAisrxa, PAtw can.
SOILS STOCK A1SING DMKY WO
DTC, SRW1NG. HOUSEHOLD ARTS linuir
ls""s methods' " oa2
CaneaaKnadewe Coaraea Vitkoat TmtMm.
Eapert Intrnctioa la Mtuac
Reduced railroad ratea.
oterrer .nt ada. do Uie bia."
Each lh bMt of d
, Coffee j
til IIHIIIH III ':
DALLAS MEAT COS?
Send It By Parcel (
fiend os year laundry by W
The roi a) carrier la now
transact this business. v
few cents. Well return J.
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