, . I li. folk . CEmmtg (msimat (THE HOME PAPEE) DALLAS, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1916 (TWICE-A-WEEK) NO. 66 he he t-- - ' " l . V.'0;.!.'.!l KILLED ,t; mobile oc-'ision fatal ' to mbs. 0. : . jiatlock. i. a. m. r , Aileen, and Two bthers B Mured When Cht i Kits Ford. 'n r. M. Matlock of Salem, moth- Hf A. M. Matlock, shipping clerk Vthe Willamette Valley Lumber inpany, is dead, sad Mrs. A. M. rook and 25-nv hs' old daugn Aileen, Mrs. i 7 N. Ivie and s. L. E. Weeks i suffering from taries as a res' a head-on coi tion between t -rd car in which ( Matlock r with Mrs- Weeks 1 the Wheel, traveling north on Sg Salem-' ton road Friday ning an 3 . a Chalmers ear of Ju- Aim, I iMit of Liberty Hill, Vertex ' Jessie Matlock, 8- iajir-old t-ughter of A M. Matlock, inped injury as did three of the ,r occupants of the Aim automo e: Christian Aim, driver, Misses Kaise ScoH and C ra Dick and E. Swan, '.he in; -d are at the Sa l bosr" J. It., j. Matlock's body ijo cha.e of Coroner Clough o Irion con Che acme' t occurred one mile east (Doe's f r grounds store on the Wton T.iA about nine Friday m. ning. Testimony indicates that I jir causes were responsible: a low iJllagiiig fog which prevented either iver from seeing far ahead; exces "a speed of the Alms automoibile ; " iupancy of t'.w left-hand side of the jd by the Alms automobile; and tfusion on the part of Mrs. Weeks. Prom the condition of the care af It' the accident it is evident the im "lot was terrific' The Ford was turn half way around and When the cars jpred their bodies were parallel, pig north, with their noses turned t t e wire f nee. Just previous to accident the Ford car was travel- east and the Chalmers west. IVThe entire front of the Ford was "Vtmpled. One of the Chalmers f ront els, It", fender and windshield re moos', t ' j?he era of the collision, the I teams of ... women and children, ' I the st s of the men were heard Miss J iea Holdridge of Polk pity, a f at in the near-by home mA. C. I srson. She rushed from J house .d was soon joined by J. i P-" -Ti and Percy Brown of Sil- ii -oae automobile had been I .it a short time before by the rty. Mias Holdridge tele- r Dr. 0. B. Miles of Salem i from the home of Ed. e took the injured Aileen in- e house and called Dr. W. Dr. Byrd also answered t for Dr. Morse, s body of Mrs. C. M. taken from under the r wh "s. Finding that nd aid the physicians to the injured. They to the Salem (hospital. ; in the Ford car Jessie jtlock was t e only one uninjured. j) oodies ot tne otuer women were d on either s' 'e and under the i machines. 1 .berg of the Alms gty were thro i into the air and d(Kl on tne o ixsite side oi tne 4tMrd. A"- 1 rently someone in each wan 1 d t rough, the wind- Oelds. J. Die' 's back was strain. bat fo; itc" no other passen- in the oilier I lp cute, shoal. i lower 1 1 a. Weeks has bad and sprained hips .liien has a badly .! facial gashes and Bering from severe I. Ivie ii a fhotoirr ' i of the cars, the scores v tiei t i brakes were applied, "Vi! he F owns as to the ' t ; . ms i lomobile and of i i f bo i wrecked auto- esen A to the coro y lrday morning. s of t eoroner's jury j i i the following verdict: ." . j at K.s. C. M. Matlock J 1 r death ia an automobile .;. h occurred on the Sil '. a out one mile east of the cf Sakm. ! aceint occurred from the principal of which h rate of speed and the the ear driven by Chris he secondary cause was to the left of the ear ! m. IJoyd Weeks." The bv Earl Race. J. A. I ; s and Hal D. Pat- 'e and Frank Moir the verdict, hoid a kmg discussion for t la the 1 Mor ( ca'.l The !. itloek ' ' aimers' I was ) & at ton i re burrw )f the Deo a verdict placing the entire responsi bility on Aim. Ten witnesses were called before the jury in their effort to get at the acts of the case. A. M. Matlock was reached Friday morning and went immediately to Saj- lem. He has not been heard from FOOTBALL TEAM IS ACTIVE. Dallas High Boys Have Three Games Scheduled. The Dallas high school football ton m which was organized with Elmo Bennett as manager and Frank Mc- Cann as captain shortly alter the opening of school, has been holding a practice series for the past week, and will rlav its first game of the season at) Salem next Saturday with tliH state deaf and dumb school. On Saturday, October 28, Silverton high will play with Dallas on the home grounds, and on November 4 a return game will be played at Silverton. Other games will be scheduled later. The team is composed of the fol- lnnrino'.itiomhers: Irvine Balderee. full back; Frank McCIann (enpt.) ngnt half; Elmer Butts, left halt; ium fits, ouarter back; Webster Bee- be, left end; Arnold Wilson, left guard; Paul Praast, lett tackle; nmiirlas Wheeler, center; Raymond Wilson, right guard; Virgil Brock, io.lit tunl-ln: F.url Cutler, nelit end. 0. t Chenoweth is coach of the team. Friday, the 13th, No Hoodoo. Instead of beine a hoodoo, Friday, the thirteenth, was the best day of the week at the Willamette Valley T.nmher eonmaiw's mill. Not once during the day did the mill close down because some machine broke or tor any other reason. It -as the first day in the week that time did not have to be taken out. Will Engage In Business. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Holloway and three children, of Twin Falls, Idaho, have decided to wake Dallas their home and have rented the Irwin house. Mr. Holloway will go inU business in the city. TENTATIVE DATES SET FIFTEEN REPUBLICAN MEET INGS TO BE HELD. To Begin With Meeting Thursday Night at Buena Vista, and Con tinue Until November 4th. Chairman Talbott of the Republi can County Central committee has completed a tentative set of dates for Republican meetings in Polk county, the first of which ia to be held on Thursday night at Buena ista. The meetings are to continue each even ing, except Sundays, throughout the campaign and will wind up with a big rally at the county seat on the night of Saturday, November 4. The date for November 3 is still open. For the meeting at Independence on Monday, October 23,' Congressman McArthWr has been secured. Following is the tentative schedule as compiled by Chairman Talbott: Buena Vistia, Thursday, October 19. Suver, Friday, October 20. Airlie, Saturday, October 21. Independence, Monday, October 23. Brush College, Tuesday, October 24. Perrydale, Wednesday, October 25. Ballston, Thursday, October 26. Buell, Friday, October 27. Falls City, Saturday, October 28. Rickreall, Monday, October 30. McCoy, Tuesday, October 31. Monmouth, Wednesday, November 1 West Salem, Thursday, November 2 Friday, November 3 Open. Dallas, Saturday, November 4. PHEASANT SEASON IS OVER. Sunday Wa Last Day to Shoot Chinas. At 5:25 p. m. Sunday the pheasant season ended. The season had been cut in two by the state fish and game commission because of the scarcity of birds. Rod and gun clubs had peti tioned that the season be closed en tirely bat the game commission re Rnnndpd bv enttin? the time in half. ' Birds examined by state officials show ' -1 - . 1 1 1 ami if ia rank. able that this disease, along wun ine severe weather last winter, destroyed some of the chinas, tending the release of 2000 pheasants. Sportsmen over the state are urg ing that the 1917 season on pheasants be closed to permit the birds to prop nfj fnr thn 1918 season. In Port- land, Sunday, Mr. Shoemaker said he did not know whether this wouia oe done or not. i ASSOCIATION IS FORMED DISTRICTS ORGANIZE INTO BET TER ROADS ASSOCIATIONS Delegates To October 28 Conference Here Are Selected at Meetings. Organization of the 19 road dis tricts of Polk county into permanent better roads associations is being com- pleted this week. At each meeting delegates to the road budget confer ence in Dallas, scheduled for October 28, are being chosen. Delegates are selected to represent every road in the district. These delegates are then supposed to obtain the opinion of the residents along each road as to im provement needs and submit these opinions to conferences of the dele gates. At these conferences the needs of each district are to be determined (and a definite program for sulxmius- sion to the county court decided upon. In this way it is hoped to have a complete prospectus of the county s road needs for the year 1917 and the county court can then make a budget including the improvements it finds possible. It is hoped that by this sys tem all sections of the county will be heard from before January 1. Elkinis district was organized Fri day night. Saturday night district 12 organized at a meeting in Guthrie sclioolhouse. J. R. Craven was se lected as chairman, Chester Gardner as vice-chairman and Lynn MoBee as secretary. Roadmaster Finni ex plained the purpose of the meeting and of the road conference in Dallas. The following delegates were select ed: Clarence Sellers, Oakdale; Ohet Ralph, Libert v; Chester Gardner, Luckiamute; John Holman, Cooper Hollow; A. B. Muir, Dallas. W. V Fuller, Frank Coad, A. B. Muir, Law rence Dinneen and J. R. Craven at tended from Dallas. W. V. Fuller was called upon for some dialect se lections. At the meeting .Roadmaster -Finn; announced that the road conference date had -been changed from October 21 to October 28, so as to give the various districts more time to perfect organization. MANY INTERESTED IN CHORUS. Forty Attend First Meeting in High School Friday Night. Forty Dallas men and women an awaredi the call of Joseph A. Finley of Portland, new music teacher in the Dallas schools, for the hrst meeting of the choral society Friday night. Mr. Finlev coneratul&ted lie city up on the number and said the start was more propitious than he had when he Btarted the Portland oratorio so nietv which now does big work. Miss Dorothy Bennett was accompanist for the practice and Mr. riniey distrib uted five songs which he said he wanted the society to sing. A tem porary executive committee, Mrs. G. P. MacGregor, chairman, John Wi. Orr and Claire Snyder, was appointed tn arranee for the next few meetings Land report to the society upon a form of organization and constitution and by-laws. SAYS WILLAMETTE BEST. Railroad Agent in Washington Ex changes for Valley Lands, In a letter to The Statesman (Sar lam 1 R P. Rozell. aeent for the C. T & St. P. R. R. at Hanford, Wash., i says that hebeheves the Willamette valley will within the next few years witness the greatest influx of settlers it has ever known. Mr. Rozell says that the high water assessments and pests have disco ur mred the settlers in the irrigated dis tricts, and many of them are seeking land in the non-irrigated portions of tha northwest. Mr. Rozell has traded nmivrtv in the district where he now lives for Willamette valley lands. Clean $3000 on Clover. Mr. and Mrs. Tillman Crook be lieve there really is something in the good luck of the four leafed clover. Probably there were quite a few of the lucky kind in the Crook patch. The result, at least, would indicate as much. The Crooks say their patch paid them $3000 profit this year. Puts in New "Y" and Track. An Espee gang has been working this week patting in a new "Y" and siding for the Southern Pacific com pany at Gerlinger. Need More Gravel Cars. V7i1miuttr Finn renorts that grav eling on the Downing and Goetx bills bas been delayed because of the lack of ears. MRS. BRADEN PRAISED SEATTLE "STAR" FEATURES POLE COUNTY EXHIBITOR. Mythical "Cynthia Grey" Finds Wo man Farmer an Interesting Sub ject for Feature Story. The mythical "Cithia Grey" of tne bcripps-Mcnae syndicate ot newspapers, this time writing for the Seattle Star, has the following to say of Mira. W&nnie Braden, Polk coun ty's prize winning fair secretary: It takes -a good man to compete with a woman in farming these days. Mrs. Winnie Braden, winner of the $400 sweepstakes prize and also the first prize for best exhibit at the 1916 Northwest Land and1 Produce show, now in progress at the Arena, plucks prizes at fairs just as she would apples from a tree. During the short period of seven years she has won first prize at the Dallas poultry show for five consecu tive years, first prize at Oregon state fair for prize poultry and best ex hibit; first prize at Portland Land and Produce show, and first prize at Polk county fair. . When I came upon Mrs. Braden this morning at the Polk county booth, in the Arena, I found her tack ing the purple banner, lettered with gold, high above the sheaves of grain. It waa tjlie first Tvrizn and she informed me that she was more proud of it than she was of the $4UU sweepstakes prize money. As a way of breaking the ice, I said: "I suppose you are a real, honest-to-goodness farm lady, aren't you?" "Oh, no," she laughingly replied, "although I get the credit of being a full-fledged farmer wherever I go." I got tilie surprise of my life when Mrs. Braden informed me that un til seven years ago she resided in Portland Bud attended parties, thea ter clubs, meetings, luncheons, etc., and lived the life afforded the wife of a prosperous business man. Then she told me all about it. "Sfivpn vears asm mv husband be came the owner of the Sleepy Hoi-, low poultry farm, at Dallas, Polk counitv." she said. "My life in the city did not afford me the opportuni ty to become very tnendiy winn MVittipr Nature, although as a child 1 was deeply interested in outdoor life and loved every growing thing. Mly father once remarked' that if I should plant a cabbage up-side-down it would grow. "The year before we moved to Dal lu tha eoons of the Dallas poultry show burned and that association went behind considerably financially. Because my husband was in the poul try business, quite naturally I be came especially interested in it. With several other members of the associa tion I worked and secured the finani- dial backing and support of promi nent Dallas citizen The coops were rebuilt and another poultry show staged. -We made I won my first prize at that show. County Fair Secretary. "Shnrtlv afterward I was elected secretary of the Polk County Fair association, and won several prizes for my exhibits. I was as iced to Wa afianre of the county exhibit at the state fair and also at ths Land show in Portland, winning the first prizes at both places. Then I brought the exhibit here. That's all mere is to tell," said Mrs. Braden. But it isn't all, by any means. The most remarkable part of it is that Mrs. Braden secured all of the mater ial for the exhibit. She spent the greater part of her time from Jane until September collecting and pre paring the exhibit now at the Arena. She made a tour of the county when the grasses were in blossom and se cured the prize bunches. Plucking and earing them ia an arduous task. Mrs. Braden informed me that it took her an en tin day to strip and shape three bunches. 4side from preparing the sheaves, Urm Rnulen canned all of the frnit on exhibit, and selected the prize .ut.HlA and fresh froita. There are 21 varieties of wheat, 16 of oats, eieht of barley, seven of corn, in ..riptiaa of cresses and 96 varie ties of fruit and vegetables in the exhibit. ACQUITS SKINNER OF CHARGE. Jury Returns "Not Gnflty" Verdict Last Night The jary in the ease of the state of Oreeon vs. Skinner, charged wita violation of the prohibition law by selling Hostetters Bitters, a proprie tary medicine, returned a verdict of "not guilty" at 8:30 last night. The case was hard fought throughout yes teeday afternoon by Oscar Haylaer, for the defendant, and District At torney Sibley. The conduct of the trial was complimented by members of the state pharmaceutical board, present during the afternoon. Dis trict Attorney Sibley has not yet de- cided whether or not he will appeal the case. ELECTRIFICATION ADVANCES. Pole Line Completed To Crowley. Into Corvallis November 1. The electrification crew' of the Southern Pacific has completed the pole line to Crowley. Headquarters have been established there. Rgad master McCann believes the track and line will be completed to Cor vallis November 1. It will be some time, however, before electric service is ready. One unit, from Gerlinger to Wellsdale, 16 miles, has not been done yet. - Mr. McCann would make no statement as to when this nnit would be completed. County Fair Pays Own Way. Thanks to three things, an increas ed allowance from the county court, gate receipts, and the first prize mon ey at the Seattle exposition, the 1916 Polk county fair will be able to pay up its debt of $500, pay its own way this year and probably have money in the bank. Nearly all bills have been paid already though a final return can not be made until Mrs. Winnie Bra den's return from the north. Will Visit Ballston Lodge. Members of the local lodge of Odd Fellows are planning a fraternal visit to the Ballston L. 0. O. F. lodge to morrow night. From 1,5 to 20 mem bers are expecting to go from here, making the trip in autos. The Ball ston lodgs is one of the new ones of this section, having been organized about two years ago, and for some time Dallas has had a standing invi tation to make it a fraternal visit. VALUE IS $11,853,255 POLE COUNTY ROLL SHOWS DE CREASE OVER LAST YEAR. Total for 1916 is $11,853,255, Which is Loss of $929,665 Compared With 1915. The total valuation of Polk county for 1916 is $11,853,265, according to the assessment roll which was com pleted last week by County Assessor F. E. Meyer. This ia a loss of $929,- 665 compared wiUh the county's total valuation for 1915. This valuation does not include railroads and other public service corporations, Which are assessed by the state tax commission. The county contains 424,999.45 acres of all lands which are valued at $8,575,050. Of tins total acreage 134,478.68 are tillable lamda valued at $4,788,689, and 290,520.77 are non- tillable, valued at $3,786,370. Improvements on deeded or patent ed lands amounts to $673,065 and on town and city lots, $629,215, while improvements on lands not deeded or patented amount to $16,030. Logging roads and their rolling stock total $25,890 and engines and manufacturing machinery amounts to )$120A60.' Merchandise and stock in trade to tal $245,910, hotel and office furni ture, $10,990 money, notes and ac counts, $46,470; shares of stock, 1800, with a value of $87,470 ; farming im plements, wagons, carriages, etc., val ued at $148,850. There are 5,376 head of horses in Polk county, valued at $213,565; 10, 474 head of cattle, valued at $186r 480; 16,532 head of sheep and goats, valued at $34,295 ; 5,511 head of swine, valued at $15,690 and 763 dogs valued at $8,145. Dry Spell May Establish Record. The past few weeks of One weather has almost established record, no rain having fallen in the valley for 39 dava, according to observations of the U. S. weather Bureau at Port land. If the rain holds off until Fri day it will equal the record establish ed in 1895 when there were 42 con secutive fall days without rain. A fall of less than .05 of an inch is not considered by the bureau. Local ly this unusual condition haw allow. ed the completion of tb grain and frnit harvest, one of the best in the history of the county and farmers are now briri lining to bops for rain soon ! that they can get into the fields for jfall plowing. CITY'S BONDS AWARDED CLARK-KENDALL COMPANY IS SUCCESSFUL BIDDER. Offer Is Far With $55.25 Premium. To Consider Bonkers Bids at Ad-. journed Meeting Oct. 24. At the couneil meeting last night the Clark-Kendall company Was awarded the $3,328.56 worth of im provement bonds of the city of Dallas at par with accrued interest and a premium of $55.25. The bonds bear six per cent. This is the same com pany which bought $12,000 worth of Dallas bonds last year. There were three other bids. The city of Dallas will provide the purchasers with an abstract of the council proceedings covering the improvements included. The council committee on the Dal las city band reported that the band had taken a vacation for three months but would resume practice January 1. The committee advieed that the band appropriations for October, No vember and December be not paid and an ordinance was introduced to that end. , : ' The ordinance repealing the ordinance- subjecting the motion picture show to a $100 tax was lost by a vote of faulr to two. A new ordinance was introduced providing for a lower tax. 0. C. Smith appeared and asked that the eouncilmen express their feelings upon the motion picture tax but no councilman availed himself of the opportunity to say how he would vote November 6. RIFLE TEAM TO CLACKAMAS. Company L Squad Left This Morn ing to Attend State Shoot. The rifle team of Company L, com posed of Sergeant Himes, Corporal Robb, Private Helgerson and Private Dennis, with Sergeant Syron as team captain and alternate, left this morn ing at 10:10 for Clackamas wiiere a will participate in the state shoot commencing tomorrow and continuing until Friday evening. The various ' military organizations of the state have teams participating in the shoot. CHAMBERLAIN TO SPEAK. U.' S. Senator Will Be In' Dallas Thursday Evening. TT S Senator Geo. E. Chamberlain will be the speaker at a Democratic rally to be held in the Dallas armory Thursday night. Say Whipp Is Good Singer. Mrs. . B. Tavlor and Mrs. A. B. Ktnrliui-lr returned from the recent conference of the state federation of woman's clubs at Seaside witn en thusiasm for the coming concert oi WhiDD and Mrs. Lenora Fisher Wihipp in Dallas next week. Mr. and Mrs. Wihipp sang at oea side and the Dallas delegates were vnrv much Dleased with them. The Whipp concert in the Orpheum thea ter will be repeated, tree, ior we ),;rl, anhnnt students the morning fol lowing the theater performance. Mrs. Field Allen Buried, Tha fnneml of Mrs. Field Allen .ill ha lipid this afternoon at two from the Baptist church. Interment will, be in the I. O. O. W. cemetery. Wl T. Tanscott will conduct the services. Mrs. Allen had been ill for the pas year, following an operation for cancer. Mrs. L. F. Williams Dies. u I. F. Williams, former resi dent of Salem and Dallas, died at her ki in Iwistnn. Idaho. Friday. Mrs. William is a cousin of Harry Cosper. Mr. U F. Williams is a cous in of Walter, Kalpa E. ana vino Williams. Farmers Meet Tonight T. A. Sykes of Corvallis, secretary p , v. farmum' nninns. will be pres ent at the fanners union meeting, lo cal No. 140, in Liberty senooinow tonight. May Locate in Dallas. P n Hiehert and P. C Wiebe, of American Falls, Idaho, who have been visiting friends in ine oouniy the past two weeks, may some here to live. Hansen Hart Baby Boy. a launminl bo wan born to Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Hauser Sonday night. Mrs. Hauser was Miss Florence Kar- Wtn Attend Allen Funeral. The W. O. W. circle will attend the funeral of Mrs. Field Allen today.