ip polk CEmwttf (THE HOME PAPER) DALLAS, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1916 (TWIOE-A-WEEK) NO. 55 :TiTu.llSOUT 3 MADE TO OUST CFFICIALS. ' ' .ken in Charges :al and Two doners. ma addressed to Coun . B. Robinson, Jr., and charts against Judge ounty (. jissioners Wells ,'Jt, 3' S circulated this r i have had an, ac . 3 recall since it ' months ago. Lo s being taken in io it is possible es may be secur- of Commissioner . alley, it does not ee Teal or Com i feel its effects. inst Commission- iett bear exactly under 4 items', as ed destruction of .1 and county road are no emergency it shadow of ex l contracting re at an expense to s thah $20,000; all ,f other deserving county where the 1. Said bridge and is corporate limits eendence. t "of moneys levied ridge at Salem for jses. a private surveyor or more than law X county work, to , legally elected and nty surveyor. travagance : Obli ork far in excess of . said districts for dge Teal bears the ti an added charge unable to atteiuf'to court house or to itters of business t upon that office." Cells' term of office ,ry 1st, leaving but a im to serve after the ovember and Judge ity throughout the . doubtful if these two ictims to the recall. ONE-FIFTH LOSS, :n Say Saturday and ers Were Costly. il bales of hops of the 1 as the output for the n are said to have been of the rains Saturday The hot weather pre s drove out the lice but ttiier caused honey dew i. Glowers now want a light and a little breeze. Too riiiine would cause the va- from the ground too rap ig the mould, and would i continued rain. :d sells oarage. and Paul Hunter New a October lsf . consummated last week h Bennett and Paul well-known young men 11 take over the Thos. irage on Jefferson street if October. M,r. Cath mducted the garage in past five years and has iendid business. After s affairs he expects to s daughter, Edith, for , making his headqunr liver, while he engages trade, the optical bus been compelled to leave ount of his health and 1 relief in traveling ov ulate of Dakota. (Tiers of the garage are y known to Dallas peo ett having been engaged y business here and at ; employed at his trade , while Mr. Hunter has a rage for a number of s thoroughly conversant herwood's business. Both experienced machinists donbt give the business ; management it has had esent owner. - 'JT FINDS BLIND PIGS. s Gains Grief ill Illicit ft t Goods Lose Peaches ; P. X. Shock of Airlie to v blind pigs. For that Albany police officers arid district attorney are indebted to him. For the good money he was out and for the loss of a wagon load of peach es which rotted while he was enjoying his revels Shuck doesn't know who to debit. Following Shuck's discovery of a week 'ago the Albany officers have been working on the information con tained in his complaint. Several wit" nesses were summoned to testify in the justice court regarding the source of the liquor which started Shuck's toboggan. None of the testimony has been made public. What is known is this: Shuck went to Albany Saturday morning with a load of peaches and left the wagon and load at the Palace feed stables. Instead of finding a market for his fruit he says he found a blind pig. The "find" cost him $40 in money, a gold watch and the loss of the peach es. When he "came to" Sunday he went to the stable for his peaches but by that time they were spoiled. Sor rowfully Shuck hauled them back home again to feed to the hogs'. Billy Miller Injured. In a fall at Clackamas vesterday Billy Miller, Dallas soldier, hurt one of his arms severely. Miss Robertson Improving. Miss Maude Robertson, who has been sick the past week, was reported as improving by Dr. B. K. McCallon, the attending physician, yesterday. SOLDIERS VISIT HOMES TRIO. ARE BROWNED, BURNED AND PHYSICALLY PIT. Demobilization Order Fails to Bother Troops They Have Learned Indifference. Browned and burned and physical ly "pink" three members of Com pany L, Herman Hawkins, Bill White and Ray Scott, are in Dallas on fur lough from the federal guard concen tration camp at Camp Withycombe, Clackamas. They return tonight. I .All,, day, yoattday-snd--this- morn ing little groups have gathered about the boys, eager to hear the stories of the border camps. Questions were poured into them: "How's f", "When do you think you'H be home?", "How are all the boys?", "Why didn't you write f", and simi lar queries. Yesterday the oft-repeated question was about the mustering out and the, return to Dallas. The boys knew nothing about the return of the men to national guard status, and showed little concern. It was proof they had learned the first lesson of military life, that of obedience without question. The boys would like to come home tomorrow, though they have enjoyed their stay on the border, but with a surprising nonchalance they are leaving the mus tering out question to their superior officers. If they are ordered borne immediately, aliight; if they are sent back to the border, that is agreeable with them; if they are held in Camp Withycomlie, there is no complaint. But the three in the city prove they wanted to get home, just as soon as they could. Dallas looks good to them and their reserve is not natural but acquired. When one of the boys grabbed a hand it was a vice grip. "On the ball of their toes" from their ten weeks out of doors the troops, if all are as the three Dallas is entertain ing, must be near the superman stage. No fat, no "pot-iness." no stoopea shoulders are seen. Skin is ftrownea fannml nd neelinff. Eyes are Kn-l.t nd hearts are light, mere ore wrinkles in the face, such wrin kles as are found in the face of the athlete who is trained to the minute. And they all came back, itie rel atives and "friends who bid them good bve and God speed in June weren't at all certain that all would again come home but all are accounted for. Two are in the government military hospital at the Presidio. San Francis co: Chester Minty. suffering from a shortened left leg caused by lumbago and rheumatism and Stewart, the Monmouth boy. having his eyes treat ed. These two boys are expected here within a short time. Billy Miller, the cook (and one of the most important boys in the company) fell Wednesday at Clackamas and hurt his arm, per haps broke it. Billy is almost mousea bv the bovs. not alone because he is one of the best cooks, so good that the officers messed with Company L, W because he has eared for the boys as a father would. Miller could have left the boys for more money soon af ter he arrived at San Ysidro. but he stayed. From what the soldiers say he hasn't lost anything either for be has gained the sound friendship of an appreciative company. 1 SIGN QUARRY CONTRACT RESOLUTIONS OP RESPECTIVE COUNCILS ARE NEEDED. Dallas Aldermen Unanimous For In ter-City Working Agreement; Opposition in Falls City. There is just one possible chance of a slip in the pending negotiations be tween Dallas and Falls City for the joint working of the Falls City rock quarry. That one chance is the Falls City council. The question will be decided at the council meeting in rails City September 18. After several months of negotia tions a contract between the cities of Dallas and Falls City for the working of the quarry was signed in Falls City Tuesdayevening by Mayor H, J. Griffin and Police Judge and Auditor C. K McPherren, for Falls City, and by Mayor E. C. Kirkpatrick and Po lice Judge and Auditor Charles Greg ory, for Dallas. Resolutions endors ing the acts of the cities' representa tives will have to be passed by the respective councils. Men in a posi tion to know say that the resolution will pass the Dallas council without a dissenting vote. Of the three Falls City councilmen present at the meet ing with the Dallas officials Tuesday night, two were enthusiastically in favor of signing the contract with the city of Dallas and one was opposed. Councilman F. K. Hubbard, the op posing member, has become a member of the council since the initial steps were taken and said that he would not oppose any of the action taken before he became a member but left the im pression that he- would oppose the res" olution upholding the mayor and the auditor in their action. However, it is believed that Councilman Hubbard is ir. the minority. A contract was signed with Mrs Esther Montgomery Tuesday night granting to the city of Dallas a 30 foot "right of way over her property in Falls City for ten years. The right of way is necessary to get into the quarry. .. The consideration was $a0 and the city of Dallas agrees to con struct a cattle guard where the right of way crosses the fence now on the property and further agrees not to disturb the stream of water now on the property. When the Dallas council decided that the city quairy at Ellendale was no longer worth operating negotia tiocs were opened with Falls City for the right to work the Falls City quar ry. The Falls City council offered to sell an undivided half interest in the quarry to Dallas for $500 and the of fer was accepted by the Dallas coun cil. A resolution upholding the action of Mayor Kirkpatrick and City Audi tor Gregory will be introduced at tue September 18 meeting of the Dallas council. Polk Gains From Bad Bridge. One benefit accruing to Polk coun ty from the bad condition of the Polk-Marion bridge is being felt bj the warehousemen at Airlie and Mc Coy. Farmers from the top or the hill and the east side of the moun tain are hauling their grain this year to McCoy and Airlie instead of across the bridge to Salem. THINGS TO CAR SHORTAGE EXISTS SHERIDAN MILL CLOSED AND OTHERS MAY FOLLOW. Local Mill Doesn't Seek Orders Be cause They Can't Be Filled. ! Permanent Damage Feared. Some one once, long, long ago, would trade a kingdom for a horsa but right now Willamette valley lum bermen, dependent on the Southern Pacific company for CARS are offer ing lumber business, Oregon's indus trial life blood, for CARS and there are no CARS. ! The car shortage along the South ern Pacific lines in Oregon fluctuate day by day between 1000 and 1500. The Public Service commission, Cham ber of Commerce organizations throughout the valley, lumbermen, city officials and citizens have taken up the shortage situation, with South ern Pacific officials in California. They pray for CARS. The Oregon officials of the railroad company are doing all in their power to get equipment but all they can do is to ask the higher officials in San Francisco. Not for the purpose of punishing the railroad company but because they wish to teach a needed lesson steps are being taken by Counsel J. N. Teal for the Willamette Valley Lumbermen's association to institute suit against the Southern Pacific for damages. Whatever the damages gain ed the intrinsic loss of diverted busi ness can not be repaid, lumbermen sav. The Sheridan Lumber mill has clos ed because of loss of cars and its 100 employes are in enforced idleness. Lumber is piled around the mill yard awaiting CARS. It is just a question of days before other mills will have to follow the Sheridan mill's lead, manufacturers say, unless relief is giv en. Three thousand new cars are un der contract from eastern manufac turers for delivery within 30 days to the Southern Pacific company but 30 days is a long time for-mill to wait. It would appear that the Willam ette Valley Lumber company s mill here is suffering less than many other mills from the car shortage. Wil lamette Valley officials say this is be cause the company has adopted a pol icy of not seeking orders when the orders can not be filled promptly. It is better to have no customers than to have dissatisfied customers waiting for lumber, say the local mill men and, consistent with this policy, nearly all new business the past few days has been refused. During August the lum ber production at the local mill has been 575,000 feet below production, or about 28 cars short. The Oregon mills are unfortunately situated on the tail end of a large riilroad system and the state's indus tries are relatively unimportant to the railroad company as compared with the great state of California. To reach Oregon cars have to filter through California and the filtering process is slow. A shortage of about 1800 in California is mentioned by the Southern Pacific officials as indi eating that Oregon is not the only territory suffering from a car short age but approximately the same num ber of cars in both states means noth ing when the contrast in the size of Carter is Kew Tork Evening Boh. FORGET. f imWU Wwnpat the states and the business handled is considered. The situation is very critical at present for the Hammond Lumber company's mill at Mill City and the 300 men employed there may be out of employment at any time. The Coast Range Lumber company last week received a cancellation of an order for ten carloads of lumber. "If the Southern Pacific company would only rush 500 cars here imme diately," Secretary Jay Hamilton of the Willamette Valley Lumbermen's' association is quoted as saying, "it would allay the seriousness of the situation." Here is the list showing the car shortage of 12 mils reporting to Mr. Hamilton; Hammond Lumber com pany, Mill City, 213; Coast Range Lumber company, Hyland, 84; Eagle Lumber company, West Timber, 75; Silverton Lumber company, Silverton, 34; Buxton Lumber company, Bux ton, 25; Willamette Valley Lumbe company, Dallas, 13; C. K. Spaulding Uumber company, Newberg, 11, at Sa lens, 41; Booth-Kelly Lumber com pany, Springfield and Wendling, 126 ; Sheridan Lumber company, Sheridan, 30; Standard Box & Lumber com pany, Schofield, 20; Brown Lumber company, Cottage Grove, 16; total, 688 cars. Riley Matheny Has Son. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Riley MJatheny of Airlie on Tuesday. HOTELS CONSOLIDATED CHARLES BILYEU TAKES MAN , AGEMENT OF THE GAIL. Imperial Dining Room Discontinued and Effort Will Be Centered on Gail as Commercial Hostelry. Under a five-year lease Charles Bil yeu, manager of The Imperial hotel, Tuesday morning assumed control of The Gail hotel and annex. The Im perial hotel dining room has been discontinued and The Imperial will be featured-as s, rooming, hong, parUaug larly for permanent guests. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Thompson, owners of the Gail, who have had personal control of the property since September 1 when K. N. Woods and Lew. A. Cates relinquished the management, have left the city for Portland. "By the combination," said Mr. Bilyeu yesterday morning, "I hope to improve both hotels. The Imper ial as a home for permanent guests and those objecting to the necessary accompaniments of a commercial ho tel and The Gail as the stopping place of traveling men, particularly. I realize the name The Gail has over the state as a hostelry and I shall endeavor to keep the standard as high. If there is any variation I hope to make it for the better." WANTS PHEASANTS PROTECTED Polk Sportsmen Ask Commission to Close 1916 Season on Chinas. Because of the scarcity of China pheasants in Polk county this year, Fred Toner has been engaged this week in circulating a petition among business men, farmers and sportsmen of the county, requesting the state game commission to make closed season on these game birds in this county for the present year. The sea son ordinarily opens on the first of October, and the pheasant has afford ed local nimrods a great deal of sport during the open season of past fall months. The petition is being quite generally signed and will be forward ed to the state game commission in Portland within a few days. Accord ing to law the commission has author ity to declare closed seasons in coun ties of the state or within prescribed districts, and it is believed that it will give favorable attention to Mr. Toner's petition. Pioneer Couple Married. I.lovd H. Schneider and Miss Bessie M. Keller of Pioneer were married in this city last Friday by Bev. George 1L Bennett. Leave Money With Company L. In answering The Observer's ques tion as to the disposition of the ' Ex tras" fund Mavor E. C. Kirkpatrick hps suggested that any surplus be left with the company for tb better fur nishing of the company's elub rooms at the armory or for sny other pur pose the boys decide it should be used. The mavor believes that the money could brat be used to make the life of the soldier boys in the armory more pleasant. "I gave my share for the boys and would like to see them have it all, for their own ns and ia their own way," said Mayor Kick pat rick. TO MUSTER OUT MILITIA OREGON TROOPS TO RETURN TO' STATE CONTROL. Order For Discharge of 15,000 Sold iers Issued Yesterday Company L Home Within Month. Orders were issued yesterday by the war department for the discharge , ' of 12 National Guard regiments, in cluding the hird Oregon, and a num ber of smaller organizations of some 1500 college and university studentB. , In all about 16,500 soldiers will be released as soon as the mustering out can be accomplished. According to the number of soldiers in the con centration camps, this will take from two weeks to a month, military men believe. Mustering out will mean that the troops will be returned by the feder al government to state control and then the governors of the states may release soldiers at once or hold them at the concentration camps. Before going out of service Colonel v O'lcnard McLaughlin, commanding the Third Oregon, wants a final dress parade. The Oregon soldiers are now real military men, arms and accou trements are in the best shape and the men are fit. Colonel McLaughlin wants Oregonians to see tlreir troops under the best circumstances. Ar rangements are now being made, if possible, to hold the parade with Gov ernor Withycombe reviewing, next Sunday at Clackamas. The following are the regiment which will be mustered out under the new orders: Kecond and Seventh, First New York; First and Fourth, New Jersey; Fourth Maryland; First and Second Illinois; First and Third 1 Missouri; Fifth California; Third Oregon; Second Washington; First Louisiana. These are all infantry reg iments. The order involves about 15, 000 men. ' The order releasing the college men requires them to go to their home mo- ...... bilization camps for mustering out j4 nntfTesuming their status in the eit--- guards. BIRTHS WIN, EIGHT TO SIX. August Babies Just Nose Out Reap er's Victims By Two. There were eight births and six deaths reported to Health Officer Mc Callon during August. The girls out numbered the boys, five to three; Miss Let ha Bernice Harrington arriv ed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mel vil Harrington on August 4. The next day Enos Harold, a girl, was born to Mr', and Mrs. Everett Gwinn. On August 6 Will Emery came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will E. Hobbs, Salem, R. F. D. Dr. and Mrs. W. C. Sehaeffer have been the parents of girl since August 10. The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Domhcck er was gladdened August 16 when Clifford L. smiled for the first time. Then two girls came, one to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Price just before midnight on August 17 and four hours later the nurse told Lot D. Brown it was a girl. The boys finish ed strong when Ivan Le Roy took up his residence at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Webster on August 21. Oregon Power Heads Visit IT. M. Bvllesbv of the H. M. Bylles- by company, one of the largest publia utility concerns of the country and parent company for the Oregon row- of mmrainv. Mr. BVIiesOV. Lynch, vice-president and treasurer of the company, W. R. Thompson, chief engineer, and Elmer Dover, Pa cific coast manager of the Byllesby companies, inspected the Dallas office and plant Wednesday. Besides being the bead of one of the biggest utili ty nunii Mr. Bvllesbv is one of the most heavily insured men in the country. The Bylletby company car ries $i,000,000 on Mr. Byllesby and $lrr.00,000 is earned by Mr. Byllesby personally. Sunday is E. L. Rally Day. Sunday, Rally day of the Epworth leaeue. will be lead by Miss Kleme Oxford at the Methodist church. The scripture references for the day are: Isa. 2:2-5; Zech. 8:30, 21; Pa. 2):5. Buys Thoroughbred Angora. W. D. Gilliam on Wednesday pur chased a thoroughbred Angora buck from C. Grant sad will place the animal with flock on the Gilliam place near Gilliam station. Seasom Begins Jforember L The open season for fur bearing animals, otter, mink, fisher, martea and mnskrat, begins November 1 and ends February 28, 1917.