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DALLAS, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1916
tESTS ARE MAri TO METH
ODIST INSTIT". .:ONS.
i Estate Will r e Held For Wife
4 Daughter Li Trust During
5 Their Life.
I lording to tie will of the late
P. Stouffer the entire state, es-
(d between $50,000 and $60,000,
be held in trust by Eugene Hay-
r Mrs. Ella B. Stouffer, wid
tod Mrs. Lina Stouffer Quick,
iter, during their lifetimes. The
I was filed Saturc y.
I I estate is la' y in personal
ties. The I er home on
street is in Mrs. Stouffer 's
i will provides upon Mrs. Stouf-
deatfh that one-sixth of the en
Btate shall go to the First Meth-
Episcopal church of Dallas; one-
fch to Willamette University, Sar-One-twelfth
to Kimball college
Jieology, Salem; and one-sixth
te Conference Claimants' Per-
nt Fund of the Oregon Confer
. of the ., Methodist Episcopal
k, of Portland. The will fur
zprovides that, upon Mrs. Lina
ler Juick's death the other one-
of the e ate shall go to Dan
jick, era,.. '.son of Dan P. Stouf-
Uid son of Mrs. Lina Stouffer
If Dan O. Quick dies before
chea the age of 25 years, withi-
mildren, his one ball ot the es-
Mll be divided among the four
Bdist ir "utions above-named
in the f ,oportion. If Dan
huek U . eluldren surviving
Oiithe pi-oj-arty goes to them.
, However, to provide for Dan O.
r,'s education, should bis moth
lie before liio and before ihe
tes Uie age rf 21, the net income,
$ i pre froifl the one-half
i ' mother had in the
I O. Quick's
S . - . -uded that the
mjb'y b. . ( o, absolutely, to Don
Mick. 1 .hang the benefit an
ation w i to (himself Dan P.
(Ter took the above precaution
la that h i grandson should have
' relieve his widow of the worry
he haoL'ing of the estate Mr.
per provided that the property
Id be loit in trust with Eugene
r to carry out the will. The
m is jriven discretionarv powers.
Ella R. Stouffer is named as
'executrix of the will, to serve
'out bonds. The will was signed
he presence of A. F. -Toner, F.
traven and Oscar Hayter. Oscar
I Iter drew the will.
ie property bequeathed to the
Vt Methodist Episcopal church, the
'provides, shall be used and held
C permanent endowment. The In
r is to be used for the up-keep,
vement, repair or construction
lie church and parsonage in Dal
1 and the running expenses of the
J eh, but no part is to be used for
isterial support or benevolences
vrb terms are defined in the Dia
ne of the Methodist Episcopal
ifch of America. The property re
Jed by Willamette. University,
Jiball college and the Conference
mant's fund, is to be used and
! as a part of the permanent en
ment funds of the corporations
; the income may be used in the
e manner as the income from
ar endowment funds.
results were better than 90 per cent
Commencing about December 1 the
competition indoor shoot will be held
These are both for prizes and medals,
and are held under the rules of the
National Rifle association. Practice
matches are held every Friday night
the club members furnishing their
own guns and ammunition.
The score Friday nierht was: Loe
Eobt.. 98; Webster, H. A., 94; Ben
nett. A. W., 92; Toner, A. F., 90
Cosper, E. D., 90; Edger, H. M., 90
Grant, C. O., 86; Stump, H. W., 84
Ellis, Oscar, 82.
The Riley garage building has been
secured and the November weekly
shoots will be held there.
TO OUST PUNCH BOARDS.
Federal Authorities Claim They Are
Prize punch boards and similar
gambling devices have been put un
der the ban of the postal authorities
in the Pacific Northwest, and any
shopkeeper in any city of this section
found operating such a device is li
able to prosecution under the Federal
statute covering lotteries. This was
announced Monday by C. E. Welter,
postal inspector at Portland.
Mr. Welter said that investigations
are now under way in Portland as
well as in other northwestern cities
relative to the operations of punch
"The stand is taken by the author
ities," he said, "that the punch board
is a lottery, and as such has no legal
right to exist. Operators of such
boards are liable to prosecution un
der the Federal law prohibiting the
sbipment of lottery devices either by
mail or express.
ROAD BODY ORGANIZED
DELEGATES MEET AT COURT
HOUSE TO DISCUSS NEEDS.
I, L. Patterson Chosen President. Res
olntion Passed Calling for At- i
; tenttoa to B&iem cnage.
tonmouth Ro: 1 to B Improved.
mong the road work that RoadV
ter Finn is contemplating doing
nn the next year is extensive im
minent of the Monmouth-Dallai
1. It is planned to get this road
reled and oiled for the entire dia
3e between the two cities, the grav
g being done during the winder
itLs and oiling next spring after
ra 3s have eeaaed. Funds will
for'.'iooraing- for the carrying out
his work. When the work is corn
ed (Ms road will be as good a the
hbway between here and Sa-
T3 : '.3 SUCCESSFUL SHOOT.
- Has Been Secured For
Creole Rifle club indoor
y night was the best that
d since the elnb was or
bereas the attendance has
l&rge as desired the re-
beea very satisfactory.
oa tlie first few nights the
xSootiny indoors the best
making sverages of 66
. IV,iiy sight the general
Delegates from every district in the
county formed the Polk County Road
Builders' association at a meeting in
the courthouse Saturday. The pur
pose of the association is to advise
with the county court each year as
to necessary road improvement and
repairs to the end that the court may
be better able to make a budget. Fifty-seven
delegates were present.
L L. Patterson of Eola was unani
mously chosen as president; J. W.
Finn, county roadmaster, was selected
vice-president; and Walter L.
Tooze, Jr., as secretary. Each dis
trict in the county is entitled to send
tliree delegates to the meetings.
After the delegates organized, each
district, through its chairman, pre
sented its needs. These will be care
fully considered by the court in its
present task of making the 1917 budget.
The Salem bridge was the topic of
most interest to the delegates and a
resolution asking that plans be im
mediately considered for making the
structure temporarily safe was unan
Professor J. V. Skelton of Oregon
Agricultural college discussed the
construction and winter maintenance
SALEM BRIDGE FEAREP
I. L. PATTERSON MAKES SUG
GESTIONS TO MARION COUNTY
Polk Representative Would Rigidly
Restrict Traffic on the Structure
and Alleviate Strain.
OREGON PIONEER DIES
WILLIAM H. BRUNEI HERE OVER
With the view of being as easy
possible on the tottering Salem bridge
I. L. Patterson, Polk county's rep
resentative, has made the following
recommendations to County Judge
Bushey of Marion:
1. That the bridge be planked
lengthwise, thufe, removing a good deal
of the vibration.
2. That traffic be restricted to one
direction only, at one time. Mr. Pat
terson would make certain periods,
ten, .15 or 20 minutes, for traffic to
pass over the bridge, west, and then
the same period, to pass over the
3. That the maximum load be re
duced still further.
4. That the present restrictions
as to distance between vehicles be
continued and perhaps the distance
5. That telephones be installed on
the bridge to assist in regulating
In this way Mr. Patterson hopes
the bridge may be kept open for traffic
until the new bridge is ready.
Feeling over the danger of the
bridge is arising throughout the two
counties and it is believed that Polk
county will not be permitted to long
er delay the construction. Marioi
county's fund has been available for
the past year and has not been touch
ed; Polk county raised $71,000 last
year for the inter-county bridge but
the court has already used part of
this fund for other bridges, roads and
ferries. When Polk is ready Marion
will be waiting.
The top of the bridge now sways
with" ther-tranTle and the ' Wind, and
people have passed from the stage of
displeasure to alarm and fear.
Salem Man With Parents Settled
Near Rickreall on Donation Land
Claim. Leaves Many Relatives.
Oratorio Society Elects.
At the regular practice of the Dal
las Oratorio society, held in the Meth
odist Episcopal church Friday night
because the high school auditorium
was not available, a constitution was
adopted and officers elected. The Of
ficers are: John W. Orr, president;
Mrs. D. A. MacKenzie, vice-president;
H. H. Dunkleberger, secretary-treas
urer. Sixty have now joined the so
In the death, Friday, of William
H. Brunk, 72, of Salem, Polk and
Marion counties lost a pioneer who
came west with his parents by ox
team 67 years ago. After a long resi
dence with his parents on the family
donation land claim just east of Rick-
Feall, Mr. Brunk was made postmaster
of Ashland, serving from 1884 to
.3892. Later he moved to Salem and
fteted as prison guard until the time
Of his retirement.
: Besides the widow Mr. Brunk is
survived by a son, W. H. Brunk of
Oakland, Cal.; two daughters, Misses
Prudence and Mildred Brunk of Sa
lem; a twin brother, H. M. Brunk of
Portland; five other brothers, Thom
as, Keason, and George Brunk of
Sola, H. B. Brunk of Independence,
and James Brunk of Montana; and
three sisters, Mrs. W. H. McDaniel
cf Hickreall, Mrs. Melissa Shank and
Miss Margaret Brunk of California.
The funeral was held yesterday in
Salem from the First Christian
church. Rev. F. T. Porter had charge
and burial was in the City View cemetery.
New Bridge Completed.
, The now Fir Villa bridge across the
Rickreall two miles east of Dallas has
been completed by the county and
was thrown open to traffic last week
The approaches to the bridge have al
so been rebuilt and are in good shape.
The bridge is on a connecting road
between the Salem-Dallas state high
way and the Monmouth-Dallas road
made possible by the new army law
which provides that the governor of a
state may recommend a member of
the may recommend a member of the
national guard for the appointment.
The successful candidate for the
appointment takes a final examination
fbefore the army board witih candi
dates recommended by congressmen
Applications may be filed with Gov
ernor Withyeombe or with' City
School Superintendent Alderman at
the Multnomah county court house in
Portland. The final examinations will
be held in Maroh at Vancouver barracks.
S. P. WORK PROGRESSES
ELECTRIFICATION OF LINE TO
BE COMPLETE IN 60 DAYS.
COMPLETES NEW ROAD LINES
County Surveyor Lays Out Grand
County Surveyor Canfield returned
Friday from a five days' job running
the lines for a new road from Bentley
to Round Prairie. Mr. Canfield says
that the lines provide a road that
shortens the distance four miles be
tween the two points and eliminates
some bad grades. The county survey
or says that the road he has view
ed, and upon which he will make a
final survey the latter part of next
month, will not have a grade more
than four per cent. The proposed
road starts one and a half miles west
of Bentley, via Rogue lijver. to the
intersection of Polk, Lincoln audi Til
lamook counties and down the county
line between Tillamook and Lincoln
or along Salmon river. The distance
is eight miles. It is saiii that a pe
tition is now being circulated in the
Grand Ronde country for the shortest
and most practicable road from Grand
Ronde to Salmon river.
Transformer Stations Will Not
Ready Before Spring Because
of Delayed Orders.
COUNTY FAIR LUNCHEON
Hop Yard Conditions Praised.
The moral sonditioas of ih J.9I6
season hop yards was praisod in the
report of an officer of the Oregon So
cial Hygiene society made Friday to
tho society in Portland.
TO APPOINT GUARDSMAN.
Examinations to Be Held January 12
for Entrance to West Point.
Examinations for the appointment
to West Point of a member of the
Oregon national guard will be held
in Portland on January 12, according
to . announcement which has been
made there. The arrangement was
ASSOCIATION WILL HOLD GET-
Number of Talks on County
Value Will be.Giyj.t.aiBxJet
ABSTRACT OF THE REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS, IN POLE COUNTY,
OREGON, BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 1916, AND OCTOBER 7, 1916
Precinct Name or Number.
A. E. Perkins Dead.
A. E. Perkins, about 50, timekeeper
for the Western Union construction
crew which was working upon the
Black Rock telephone line ten days
ago, died in the Dallas hospital Sun
day morning about four from tuber
culosis of the bowels. Coroner Chap
man is trying to get into touch with
some one who knos some definite in
formation about the man. The dead
man told the hospital superintendent
that he belonged to a Masonic lodge
in Streator, 111., and that the last he
heard of his father was in Spokane.
The body is at the morgue.
Says Recall Not Circulated.
T. J. Werth of district one says
tht the report brought in by Mr.
Kraft that district one was almost
wholly in favor of the recall is mis
leading. Mr. Werth says that the
petitions have been little eirenlate'l
in hia j?ienit mnA tlif tinw WfinU
probably receive scant support if they I """"
ver& too. oevenin xaiias iui
39. Eighth Dallas 205
40. Ninth Dallas 188
4L Roek Creek 11
1. Douglas 137
Salt Lake 175
Spring Valley 208
6. West Hickreall 140
4th Independence. .209
8. S. W. Monmouth. .247
9. Buena Vista 221
10. Suver 92
11. West Luckiamute. .185
12. Bridgeport 122
13. Salt Creek 154
11 McCoy 142
15. East Rickreall 130
16. 1st Independence.. 305
17. West Salem 298
18. Black Rock 80
19. Pedee 123
20. Monmouth 159
21. N.W.Falls City... 96
22. S. W.Falls City... 198
23. N. E. Falls City.... 209
24. Buell 161
25. S.E. Falls City. ...123
26. Brush College 99
27. S. E. Monmouth 132
28. N. E. Monmouth... .203
29. E. Luckiamute Ill
30. 3rd Independence. .264
51. 2nd Independence.. 229
32. First Dallas 187
33. Second Dallas 168
34. Third Dallas 157
35. Fourth Delias 134
136. Fifth Dallas 176
Meeting Saturday Night
R. K. Butler of The Dalles will ad
dress s Republican meeting here Sat
urday night Walter H. Evans, Mult
nomah county district attorney, will
speak at the Falls City rally Thursday
Rep. Dem. Proh. Soc. Prog. Mis;
No. No. No. No. No. No.
M. F. M. F. 1 M.F. M.F. M.F. M.F.
.56 22 33 17 1 5 3
69 31 37 25 6 4 1 3 2
80 43 26 16 2 1. 4 2 1
77 50 38 26 2 1 5 1 2 1 23
53 33 34 17 1 2 1 1 2 3
5523 31 2612 . 11
67 46 39 35 1 4 9 6 2
63 64 50 47 3 3 4 2 . 2 2 3 4
83 49 45 29 2 5 3 3 11
34 14 24 12 1 4 1 1 1
54 32 53 33 1 6 1 1 1 3
54 23 26 10 4 4 1
. 80 37 17 9 1 3 3 1 2 1
51 26 32 16 1 2 6 1 3 4
52 26 21 11 3 3 5 2 3 4
97 78 60 42 1 1 12 6 2 3 3
123 69 36 21 3 6 1822
2822 10 4 21 76
51 28 25 11 2 1 2 1 1 1
40 50 20 39 4 1 2 3
43 24 10 12 1 1 1 1 2 1
62 55 25 21 815 5 3 1 1 2
66 66 18 22 4 8 11 7 43
71 39 24 12 1 8 6
45 34 12 5 3 6 5 2 4 7
43 29 18 4 11 12
32 29 2624 36 21 1 44
47 47 34 50 1 5 21 1 69
29 19 32 19 45 51 11
82 81 4843 22 32 21
61 55 34 30 2 4 1
68 28 40 24 2 7 2 4 3
53 41 34 19 1 5 1 21
44 44 19 22 1 3 1
5653 2924 13 27 1
61 43 2529 27 11 1 11
36 26 18 10 6 2 1 2
71 44 26 26 7 20 1 1 64
74 42 30 19 5 8 4 2 2 2
4 2 5
3989 2118 233 170 25 231
A booster luncheon gill be given at
the Hotel Gail in Dallas tomorrow af
ternoon at 1 o'clock by the Polk
County Fair association. Invitations
to the luncheon, which is to be made
a get-together meeting, were issued
yesterday by Mrs. Winnie Braden,
secretary, to the directors of the as
sociation, former directors, officers
and members of the association resid
ing over the county, about 75 in all.
It is planned to make this meeting
the initiatory one of the campaign for
the 1917 Polk county fair which will
be the largest in the history of the
A feature of the meeting will be
short talks on the value of the fair,
from various standpoints, and those
taking part with subjects assigned
are: W. V. Fuller on "The History
of the Polk County Fair," Chas. A.
Park on The Future, or Possibilities,
of the Polk County Fair," Wl L.
Reynolds on "The Value of the Polk
County Fair to the Schools," C. L.
Starr of Portland on "The Value of
the Fair to the Community," L. J.
Chapiu, agriculturist of the Spauld
ing Lumber company, Salem, on "The
Value of the Fair Agriculturally,
W. L. Soehren on "Why I Think We
Should Charge Admission to 0
County I air," A. U. JPeterson on
"The Value of the Fair as an Adver
tising Medium," and Mrs. Winnk
Braden on "The Value of Exhibiting
nt the Agricultural Fairs and Land
Products Shows." A number of oth
ers will be called on for brief talks.
President I. L. Patterson of Eola will
act s toastmaster.
Electrification of the Southern Pa
cific's west side line, from Whitesoa
to Corvallis, will be complete within
the next 60 days according to train
men. However, the actual operation
of electric trains into Corvallis will
be delayed until April or May be
cause the machinery for the trans
former plants will not be forthcoming
from the General Electric company at
Schnectady, N. Y., until early spring.
That company was the only one to
submit bids for the machinery and it
is delayed in filling the order. -
At present there are between 150
and 200 men on the post and line
crews that are stringing the wires.
Recently the gap between Whiteson
and McCoy was completed. Crews
have also been working north from
Corvallis to Wellsdale, and this part'
of the line ie also completed, so that
there now remains about 20 miles of
the uncompleted line work. Head
quarters for the construction work'
1 ave been moved to Gerlinger and
crews are working both north and
son tli of there. Heavy rail was laid
as part of the improvement a year
ago. Railroad men also state it is th
intention of the company to electrify
the Salem & Falls City branch be
tween Dallas and Salem, ' This work 1
will not start, however, before the
completion of the Corvallis' line. Of
ficials of the company have been reti
cent about giving information con- '
eerning the proposed electrification "
between here and Salem, aside from
saying the work would be done in tho '
near future. There are those out
side of railroad circles who state,
however, that they expert to see work
started within a year. "rr-.
PLACES BLAME ON RAILROAD.
Will Gather Statistics.
C. J. Pogh of Falls City is a mem
ber of s committee of the North Pa
cific Loganberry Juice Manufactur
ers' association which will secure da
ta on the amount of loganberry juiee
manufactured the past season, the
elass and quality of the product and
tbs amount remaining unsold. A large
part of the juice remains unsold and
when the quantity and the kind are
determined plans will be instituted
for a systematio advertising cam
paign. George E. Brown of Albany
and Professor C. I. Lewis of O. A.
C, are the other members of the committee.
Mrs. T. Btsats' Niece Dies.
Mrs. Tracy Stasia received wor3
that the f'ir-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Sirs. Claud ITuston died si
her honv! in Heppner yesterday morn
ing. Mri. Huston will be .-tealled as
Miss Ettt Phillips, formerly of thit
city, a 3klr of Mrs. Trae Suats.
Public Service Commission Censures
Espee For Shortage. '
In an exhaustive report made pub-
lie yesterday the state public service '
commission censures the Southern Pa
cilio for the present Oregon car short- '
age. The shippers of Oregon, too. re- '
ceive part of the blame because of
the delays in loading and the orders
of more cars than necessary.
In the report the commission de
mands that the discrimination "now
existing between Oregon and Califor
nia industries" be removed at once.
It orders that a car equipment bureau '
be established in Portland at once;
that active steps to see that equip
ment is returned from connecting
lines; that arrangements be made to
move all company material possible
during times when no oar shortage
exists; that immediate action toward
acquiring an adequate supply of new
equipment, especially box and fiat -cans,
and necessary motive power, be ;
taken; that better routing instruc
tions be demanded; that steps be tak
en to stop the delay of loaded ears;
and that rules and regulations be es
tablished which will prevent discrinv
ination in the furnishing of cars due
to the manipulation of oar orders.
The commission also gave notioe to
the 32 railroads operating in Oregon
that it would hold an investigation in
Portland November 24 to inquire in
to the rules, regulations and orders
relating to demurrage and reciprocal
demurrage as they affect intrastate
Awarded f 1000 Damages.
Mrs. Bay Volheim of Portland, sister-in-law
of Harry Volheim of this
city, was awarded $1000 damage
ifrom the Portland Railway, Light
and Power eompany for injuries sus
tained in a collision between a street
ear and a jitney at Grand avenue and
East Betlmont streets, Portland,
March 9, 1915. Mrs. Volheim has vis
ited in Dallas.
Expresses Shetland Pony.
S. M. Ray last night expressed a
Shetland pony to his granddaughter,
Goldie Ray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
L E. Ray at Madras, Oregon.
Hizs "Fan Makers" Hers.
G. W. Pardey and wife, G. T. Mor
ey, A. C. J. MaeDonald, Frank T.
Becker and John J. Welsh, of the
Hizs "Fun Makers" eompany, are at
the Hotel Gail. The eompany will
show at the armory for the next week.
Bill Ewing Returns.
Bill Ewing returned Saturday night
from a three months' trip through th
east and to Canada.