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DALLAS. POLK CO'JNT, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1916
IB Bs I
, tt,600 and
(nnty court begun the repair
lildirg of the Independence
SBterday morning. Engineer
I.e T 1 1 I ' . t l.n
U t uruiuiu uf bujjci vim 144 ,uo
PH, H. Waggers of Portland
f appointed fore"" a eupenn
of the work, v
111 . & L
(d of I
h jity so
1, it is es-
a $6 a day
v .mpetent ce
..g the repair
1 fi-Ti allowed toy
'..iUn & Stevens re-
-n t ' from! the
mein..y on i-on. ,y, toe last
en d. J it is understood
tvme eontf m 1 t bo real
I ' - L V . J . 1 .. .. r.
it the e t of t 8 repair work
iimty be he' J a "charge
i the .. tois." Probably
( reooume f e court will now
I 1 suit for
jo hare r
' .1 ieineti
to the r
It mr "
. against two
I elt" paster 1
f of the
-..s and Beckett
'.11 4 Stevens' ac-
'.l;ey had held two
Ham Brothers in
c work last week,
s held within
ice had. been
.. da and Beckett
Urham 1 rathani to meet with
f rt Thursday of laat week and
Mi) time to be r Jy to give
I e ' .mate of t they would
'"wo.k for, 1 y the day. The
' Ijfe schedu'.i .Je by Barbara
k1 f-narer ' was acceptable
to t on ...ursday told the
to a tt on the job Tuesday
I. it others were
Olfaesu. i Turoell was not.
fas the 10 yesterdiay.
believes the con
"ngof the north
; of piers, and re
ar span will take
hir.) mon 1. The south span
i have to le touched. Mr. Finn
fcing of f e work County Judge
ld a E Use citizen in Falls
pr t w. mat be bad1 wash
h 'i of the matter, that
s..l Veils had got their
to it" and they could get
t t e best way they could
eal f id that Commissioners
d I 'kett and the contrac-
fcin & Rtevens, had held court
I front yard one day nd that
frefus T to participate in tihe
I I The ; baa been as good
I word, a s name does not ap-
1 the o. r for the repair of
'.county irt yesterday gave
followiDg statement regard-
on investigation it was found
I tain portions of the structure
independence bridge are in
Midition oa far as surface con-
are concerned. The structure
jacked up and tested with a
least double that of the great-
pible live load that the bridge
br be called upon to carry and
rfects show up under this teat
remove all danbt as to the
I of the strur'ure when prop
jpntpleted. 1 s middle span
r;ssarily be a loss and it will
be replaced. All work is be
ne in accordance with the o rig-
fens and the cost of the same
charged to the contractors who
Biased to complete their work.
a V is being done under the u
b of Purecll Clark, a Port-
r j cf consihlting bridge engin
that have followed each bi-weekly
meeting heretofore, will hereafter be
given each Wednesday evening for
members only. After the busin
meeting the following short program
was given: reading, Miss Dewey;
reading of short poems, J. E. Miller;
comic reading, Henry Bogynska. Re
freshments were served. The follow
ing were initiated: Wayne Barliam,
Webster Beebe, Marie Griffin, Muriel
Grant, Georgia Shaw, Fritz Ilelziner,
Laura Beebe, Miss Happy, Dora Ebbe,
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Savage, and
CHAMBERLAIN DEFENDS PARTY
Asserts Opponents Have Criticized
And Offered Nothing.
United States Senator George E.
Chamberlain spoke to a crowded
house in Wie armory last night in de
fense of the Wilson administration
He asserted that the Hughes cum
paign had been: one 01 vindication
and personal abuse 'and that the Re
publican nominee had not offered one
constructive criticism. The senator
reviewed the acts of the Wilson, ad
ministration : the federal reserve act
the rural credits bill, the child labor
law, the road bill, the shipping bill,
Mie Alaska railroad measure, the
eight-hour law and the foreign policy
of Wilson's secretaries of state.
In introducing Mr. Chamberlain, E.
K. riasecki referred to the career
of the speaker of the evening and
mentioned his personal popularity.
That the speaker was personally re
membered during the evening was
shown by the applause that interrupt
ed1 bis speech several times. Mr.
Chamberlain 'a ability to remember
faces and-naines and anecdotes stood
him in good stead.
21,800 AUTOS CROSS PO: r MAR
ION BRIDGE IN MONTH. X
Count Was Hade by .Watchman Sta
tioned on the Bridge Motor- '
: cycles An Numerous.
City Crusher Is Moved.
Completion of the removal of the
city crusher from Elletraale to the
city was accomplished Tuesday morn
ing. The crustier was unloaded at the
Espee repair shops.
Mrs. Mabel Smith Dead.
Mrs. M'abel Smith died at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Stelt-
ncr, in Independence, October 12. She
is survived by a son three years old
Visiting Haro'd Rich.
Miss Pearl Rich of Chico, Cel., is
visiting here with her brother, Har
old Rich, iand wife. This is the first
time in 17 years that brother and sis
ter have seen one another.
Jt tx Furniture Store.
-way, who with his family
t week from Twin Falls,
rurcbased a half interest
'.. Davis furniture store.
' is new dsCis this week
o? an inventory of the
r. Davie. The new firm
e name, F. E. Davis
hk-h the business has
under by Mr. Davis.
WILL REPRESENT POLK
L L. PATTERSON TO FURTHER
INTER COUNTY BRIDGE PLANS
Appointment Made Monday By Court
It Is Hoped To Have Negotiations
Completed By January 1.
To act for Polk county in all dis
cussions with the Manon eommty
court and Marion people, I. L. Patter
son haa been named as Polk repre
sentative by the county court. The
order was signed by the three mem
bers of the Polk county court Mon
day. Patterson is to act as the "go
between" of this county court and
Marion county. He will serve with
out pay and will not have power to
enter into contracts but his recom
mendations will be seriously consid
ered. It is believed that he will be
able to settle the differences between
the two county courts ae to the kind
of bridge and the place to erect the
The Marion county court wants the
new bridge placed in the same posi
tion as the present bridge but Polk
officials have objected because this
would necessitate the establishment
of a ferry while the bridge wss beine
constructed. The two courts have al
so differed on plans.
A record of all kinds of traffic
over the Marion-Polk county bridge
at Center street, for the month be
ginning September 10 at 6:30 a. m.,
to the same hour October 10, has been
compiled by the state highway de
The count was made by Watchmen
MeAdams, Donaldson and Parker,
who are stationed on the bridge.
The figures obtained give an idea of
the inconveniences which would be
caused by a suspension of traffic over
Toe census shows that during the
thirty-day period 21,008 automobiles,
13,858 motorcycles, bicycles and pe
destrians, 10,307 horse-drawn ve
hicles and -923 head of stock crossed
the bridge. The daily average was
as follows: 700 automobiles, 464 mo
torcycles, bicycles and pedestrians,
343 horse-drawn vehicles and 31 head
of stock. The maximum automobile
traffic occurred on Portland day at
the state fair, when 1579 automobiles
crossed the bridge. During two hours
in the morning of that day the record
shows 300 automobiles having crossed
The heaviest horse drawn traffic oc
curred on Saturdays, the maximum
being on October 7, when 479 vehi
cles of that elass crossed. There are
two automobiles to every horse-drawn
vehicle crossing the bridge. Salem
FORMER RESIDENT HURT
DEL. ELLIS IN AUTO ACCIDENT
Has Foot Bones Dislocated and Arch
Bone Broken When Motorcycle
.. Strikes Car.
SAYS BUSINESS IMPROVES.
Await Cars for Shipping
In speaking of conditions in Dal
las to an Observer reporter yesterday,
a- vell-po9bed. business- man stated
that business was showing marked im
provement, and this winter would see
it better than for several years past
The only obstacle to still further
improvement, he remarked, "is the
car situation. The shortage has made
it necessary for the holding of agri
cultural products here that would
have gone out weeks ago, and because
the farmers cannot get their money
until crops are on the car, many have
been compelled to extend loans and
pay additional interest on borrowed
money. This condition, however, will
gradually be overcome as the railroad
companies are relieved of the heavy
fall rush of business," he remarked.
'Crops have been far better than in
the past several years and when all
if the money from them is put into
circulation it is bound to make a still
better feeling. Everybody is anxious
to sell and the stuff will go out just
as fast as the railroad company can
furnish the ears."
Del. Ellis, proprietor of the Oak
dale cash grocery at Medford, and a
pioneer resident of Dallas until about
a year ago, was seriously injured last
luesday afternoon ait 4 o'clock when
Eddie Jackson, a 16-year-old youth
living near Roxy Ann, drove his mo
torcycle into the ear belonging to and
Idriven by Dr. E. R. Seeley, in Med
ford, in which1 Ellis was riding.
The accident happened when the
Seeley auto came over the brow of a
hill on the Crater Lake road, about
a mile out of Medford. The boy was
seen riding his motorcycle toward the
party at a rate of 20 miles an hour
on the left hand side of the road, and
m order to avoid him Dr. Seeley held
the auto close to the embankment.
When within 50 yards of the auto
the motorcycle wavered and then sud
denly turned still further to the rid
er's left, dashing into the auto which
meanwhile had turned entirely out of
the road. Ellis was in the back of
the car, sitting on top of a load of
camp equipment with his foot hanging
over the side. When the motorcycle
struck Us foot it dislocated every
'bone in it and drove the arch bone
through the skin and shoe. Mr. Ellis
was immediately removed' to Medford
where his foot was operated upon.
Mr. Lllis is a brother to Chester
Ellis, assistant postmaster, and Jas
per Ellis, farmer, of this city,
WtELDON BLACK "NOT GUILTY'
posed to deal leniently with violators
of the prohibition law, but in Uie
instant case I feel that the interests
of society will be best subserved by
suspending sentence. Mr. Shriver ia
76 years of age, has served his country
well, has always borne a good repu
tation and no doubt committed an un
intentional violation of the Oregon
law regulating liquor consignments.
If I were to severely punish him un
der all these circumstances, I believe
that I would feel almost guilty of a
crime myself. Those who are dis
posed to violate this law should not,
however, infer from the action of the
court that there will be no sting to
penalties in proper eases."
2408 IN POLK SCHOOLS
GOOD SHOWING MADE
Forty-Two Schools on Honor Rolls
For Having Made 95 Per Cent
TOOZE WILL STUMP COUNTY.
Candidate Aroused By Alleged Un
truthful Statements Mads.
Walter L. Tooze, Jr., Republican
nominee for district attorney, will
make a thorough stump of the county,
answering alleged untruthful attacks
made upon (him. In a statement made
today under his signature Mr. Tooze
gives his reason for the active cam
paign he intends to make.
WILL HONOR WEDDING DATES.
Verdict Directed For Defendant
Charged With Manslaughter.
The jury in the case of the state
of Oregon vs. Weldon Black, charged
with manslaughter, returned a direct
ed verdiet Of "not guilty" Tuesday.
The court in directing the verdict,
sustained a motion of Walter L.
Tooze, Jr., defendant's attorney, that
the prosecutor had not proved the al
leviation of gross, culpable or crimi
nal negligence. The violation of the
city traffic ordinance, the eourt said,
did not constitute criminal negligence.
COMES LONG WAY TO SCHOOL.
MANNOCK IS "NOT GUILTY.'
Jury Takes Little While To Reach
The jury in the ease of the state
of Oregon vs. Carl Mannock. indicted
on a charge of selling ethyl aleohol
in larger quantities than two quarts
in four weeks to one person, took bnt
a little time Tuesday to return a ver
diet of "not guilty."
Begins City Books Audit.
Seth U Roberts of Portland, a
member of the firm of Crandell and
Roberts, certified public aeeoantanta.
started the audit of the city's books
Tuesday noon. Mr. Roberts would
not state when he thought the audit
would be finished but said the time
would depend upon the condition in
initiated into the Ar
the reeular meeting
t. Following the init
ios a hort buines
! and it was derided
T,!r.ew5ay ni?ht. The
i .h informal, dances which the records were found.
Virginia Richmond Travels Ten Miles
Five miles, eaeh way, every day, is
the price Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Richmond
and little Miss Virginia Richmond of
Salt Creek are paying, so that Vir
ginia may attend school in Dallas.
Miss Virginia entered school Monday
and she will have traveled 1650 miles
before school is closed next year. As
either parent must accompany her
each day it means an added 1650
miles, or a total of 3300 miles the
Richmond family will spend before
next June. That is, provided Mr.
or Mrs. Richmond do not find it neees'
sary to travel back to their Salt
Creek home after bringing Virginia
in each morning. As they will prob
ably find it more economical of time
to do this, the grand total mileage
will undoubtedly exceed 3300 before
the 1916-1917 school year closes.
Set Speaker's Dates.
Edgar M. Ellis, former assistant
district attorney for Cuba under the
Roosevelt administration, and a dele
gate to the National Progressive con
vention in 'Chicago last June, will ad
dress o Republican meeting at Mon
moutlh next Tuesday evening, October
24. Mr. Mills has just returned from
campaigning for Hughes in Nevada
and Utah. The date for Congressman
McArthur's talk in Independence has
been changed from Monday, October
23 to Thursday, October 26.
FINISH SOUR GRASS SOON.
Work Win Be Dons in Two Weeks.
Arthur Starr, one of the contrac
tor on the Sour Grass road work said
yesterdav that the work wooid be
done within two weeks end that the
Meetings Well Attended.
Considerable interest is being man
ifest over the county in the road
budget convention which Roadmaster
Finn has called in Dallas on October
28. Meetings to select delegates to
this convention have been held in
vurious districts, and there have been
good turnouts to them. One district
in the northern part of the county,
in which. T. J. Werth is supervisor,
had an attendance of 38 at its meet
ing last Saturday.
CoL O. E. S. Wood To Speak.
Colonel C. E. S. Wood of Port
land, will speak at a democratic meet
ing here tomorrow afternoon at two.
He spoke at Independence yesterday
and will end a valley speaking trip
at Salem tomorrow night at 8.
Mrs. Bramtrnrg Buried.
The funeral of Elnora Bramburg,
wife of John Bramburg, of Indepen
dence, was held in Independence Oc
tober 10. Mrs. Bramborg died in
Portland Oetober 8 following a short
Q. A. R. Plans Shriven' and Lu
pers' Reception Saturday.
At the monthly reunion Saturday
in the armory the men and women of
the G. A. R. will give a reception hon
oring the fortieth wedding anniver
sary of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Shriver
and the wedding anniversary of Mr.
and Mrs. Jasper Lupe .
A. M. Matlock returns.
A. M. Matlock returned Wednes
day morning from Salem, where he
was called Friday by the automobile
accident in which his mother was kill
ed, and his wife and baby, and one
sister, badly hurt. Mrs. A. M. Mat
lock and baby are now at the home of
C. N. Matlock in Salem.
To Hold Fair In Airlie.
Airlie will hold an industrial fair
Saturday evening, Oetober 28. Mr,
and Mrs. J. T. Ulrich, Herman Petrie
and Mrs. C. V. Johnson were in the
citiy yesterday arranging details.
Branns Will Leave Dallas.
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Braun will
leave soon for Miles City, Montana,
nfliere Mr. Braun will engage in busi-
WHIPP SINGS THURSDAY
THE WOMAN'S CLUB ARRANGES
Orpheum Theater Donated By Manag
er Smith Girls Will Usher Mrs.
Whipp Will Accompany.
SUSPENDS SHRIVER SENTENCE.
Judge Belt Says Violation Was Un
intentional. Judge Belt has suspended sentence
on H. P. Shriver, G. A. R. veteran,
ould then be closed for bo pleaded guilty to an indictment
30 davs after being accepted. The erging him with receiving two li-
Sonr Gravs road work is the eat off
around Dolph MIL
Has Finger Smashed.
WMle dunning nails into the nail
irr marline at the Armstiv rarttin;
plant Toesdav night. Rowland Hol-
mu bad the index finger of his right
'hand smashed by the nail feed. Dr.
Rnllmsa was called to dress tb
quor consignments within a month.
In June Mr. Shriver received a con
signment of liqoor two days before be
was entitled to do so under the law.
In suspending sentence Judge Belt
took into consideration the fact that
Mr. Shriver tad always borne a good
Hartridge Whipp,' Portland bari
tone, and Mrs. Lenora Fisher Whipp.
will give a concert in the Orpheum
theater Thursday evening, October
26, under the auspices of the Wo
man a ciud. ine n nipps win repeal
the same program, free, to the school
children in the high school auditor
ium Friday morning.
Hartridge Whipp is a young man
who seems to hava an assured musi
cal future. Such singers as Soliu
mann-Heink have told him so end
critics over the country have praised
him. In Portland he has appeared
manv concerts and operas and
each time has been well received. Mrs.
Lenora Fisher Whipp is one of the
Rose City's foremost pianists, organ
ists and choir directors.
As an educational featiure Mrs.
Herman A. Heppner,, state chairman
of music for the federation of wo
man's clubs, is managing the Whipp
appearances. They have appeared suc
cessfully in The Dalles and Newberg
this fall. The Woman's club of Dial-
as is participating with Mrs. Hepp
ner in the local concert. O. C. Smitih
of the Orpheum theater has donated
his house for the concert sod will
not show pictures Thursday evening.
Some of Dallas' prettiest girls will
Congratulate Mrs. Braden.
The following congratulatory tele
gram waa sent to Mrs. Winnie Bra
den when the news of Polk county's
victory at Seattle was published in
Accept our heartiest congratula
tions and thanks for your great work.
It is a splendid victory for Dallas,
Polk county and Oregon. We rejoice
with yon. L L. Patterson, W. V.
repots tins and the fset that he was f Fuller, F. J. Co ad and W. U Soehrea,
honest about his mistake. The judge of Polk County Fair association, and
made the following statement: I J. R. Craven, president Dallas Con
"Ordinarily, the court is not dis-1 mereial club.
The total number of pupils register-1
ed in the schools of Polk county dur
ing the month closing October 6, was
2408, an excellent showing for the
opening month of the year. During
the month 42 schools were placed on
tihe honor rolls for having made 95
per cent or over in attendance and
32 schools -were placed on the roll
for having had no pupils tardy dur
ing the month. Following is the re
port of the schools, for the school
month, ending October 6, tabulation of
which has been completed by Super
intendent Reynolds:' '
Number of schools reporting cor
rectly and on time, 50; schools not
reporting on time, Monmouth pubp
lie school, Bridgeport, Polk Station,
Cochran, Enterprise, Suver, Lone Star
and Rock Creek; number of pupils
remaining at time of last report, 10;
number of pupils registered new dur
ing the month, 2360; number of pu
pils registered secondary, 8; number
of pupils readmitted, 30; total num
ber of pupils on register during the
month, 2408; number of pupils drop
ped during the month, 66; total num-
Der 01 pupus on register at lime ol
this report, 2342; average number
of days taught during the month,'
8.01; whole number of days attend
ance, 19,576.2; whole number of days
absence, 797.5; whole number of
times late, 128.3; number of pupils
neither absent nor late, 1701; aver
age number of pupils belonging;
2543.3; average daily attendance,
2443.8; per cent of attendance, 96;
ntumber of visits by parents, 45 ; num
ber of visits by members of school
Tlbe following schools have been -placed
on tihe roll of honor for hav
ing made 95 per cent in attendance
or over: Dallas, Smithfield, Kola,
Pedee, Red Prairie, Lewisville, Salt .
Creek, Parker, Valley View, Or
chards, Bethel, Oak Grove, Perry
dale. Gooseneck,' Rickreall, Ajitioeh,
Brush College, Pioneer, Rose Garden,
Fern, Maplegrove, Valley Junction,.
Rogue River, ' Highland, Mountain
view, West Salem, Buell, Spring Val
ley, Popcorn, Harmony, Upper Salt
Creek, Montgomery, Crowley, Green
wood, Fir Grove, Sunny Slope, Con
cord, Oakdale, McCoy, Black Rock,
Falls City and Oakhurst.
The following schools have been
placed on the roll of honor for hav
ing made no tardies during the
month: Zona, Smithfield, Kola, Lewis
ville, Salt Creek, Valley View, Or
chards, Gooseneck, Ookpoint, Antioch,
Brush College, Buell, Spring Valley,
Popcorn, Harmony, Upper Salt Creek,
Montgomery, Lincoln, Crowley, Mo
Timmonds Valley, Greenwood, Fir
Grove, Sunny Slope, Oakdale, Black
Rock, Liberty, Pioneer, Oakhurst,
Mouiftainview, Maple Grove, Valley
Junction and Fern.
POLE'S PRUNES TOP MARKET.
Douglas County Gets Excited Over
"Prunes $6.40 a Hundred" was
the head over an Oregonian story
from Roseburg Tuesday morning. The
lead said the price "was the highest
paid in Douglas county this season."
The quotation was "orchard run."
Polk growers have been receiving
6, orchard! run, for some time. The
quotation in Dallas Tuesday morning
waa 6 for 30-35 'a. Earlier in the
season several growers got 7 for their
crop. line Douglas sale, iurtnermore,
included but 30,00 pounds whereas
many Polk prune men have sold as
high as 120,000 pounds for By, and
Buys Restaurant Business.
S. WV Wingo of Falls City has
purchased the restaurant lately owned
by Mrs. Cook. Mr. Wingo took pos
session Sunday. Mrs. Wingo nno
three children, Hazel Ruby and
Glenn, have moved to the city where
the children are attending school.
G, H. Bobbins Has New Horn.
Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Robbins and
family have moved into their new
borne on the Bobbins place. The
house haa five rooms and is neatly papered.
Hew Concrete Bridge.
A new concrete bridge is to be pot .
in on the eounty road between Inde
pendence and Albany. Material for
the bridge is now oa the ground.