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DALLAS, POLE COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1916
I T.UZZ JOBS'
JIB VISITS JAPA
1 1" 1 '. . -Itea of Chrysanthemum
'.j i i Tkyo Palace Gardens.
C j I iror and Empress.
ICss Beulah B. Balderree of this
eity, passing the winter as the guest
of hi sister, JTrs. Harvey A. Wheel
er in Tokyo, Japan, writes the fol
lowing mtr- "ng letter concerning
t 20, to which she was
. of a very special day
M might be of interest
to t home.
I , jvemher 20 was an event
t " , j i Japan, especially to for-
!. Tor on this day the emperor
f j Us i ferial chrysanthemum gar-
i rarly. It indeed was a great
I e to be a guest for such an
oc Ion: Only those foreigners new
to J, "in, and entitled to be present
ed to the native ruler were u. priv
ikj'-d. V. a Americans were cogni
scnt once s;.iin of what our republic
ir 'T.ns to us when the Englishpeople
about us were denied the privilege of
attT '. jsg. Only the Japanese of some
o If ":.oct were invited. ,
'si ati' 'if, were secured by
' ' Cie Atnerican embassy and
t ;a in Japanese with the
seal upon them. One could
) . i .ow entirely his own choice as
a fa printed instructions in
h accompanied the invitations.
.. s you were properly gowned, no
i you would be denied the privi
i of e terig the palace grounds,
a ni - 5 required to appear in
i I tall silk hat.
nsisting of fourteen in
, in the Aoyamia mis-
,. Presently we waved
e as our machines past
lioyamia grounds. Af
e ride we reached the
, and af once wenflm-
,...! the pompous air of it
sides with lnrtre bamboo canopies, be
neath whioh were tables lnden with
re'freslimrnts of all descriptions. In
the center were a great number of
tables where the guests were to feast
on imperial food. The culinary was
a very interesting and important part
of the party. The food was foreign
but arranged in Japanese style. Of
course one is elaborately served by
the Japanese and his affair, to say
the least, proved no exception to the
We chatted and ate until Anally ev
eryone rose to his feet, for the imper
ial party was passing out. So we had
a second view of the emperor and
As all things draw to a close, thus
did the garden party. We passed out
from those most beautiful grounds
realizing we had enjoyed a rare priv-
ilegefnot granted to many of the em
peror's own subjects.
SPECIAL EXAMS IN JUNE
TO BE HELD IN
COUNTY SEATS. '
Applicants Por Special Certificates
Will Write Papers From June
27 to 30, Inclusive, i
DALLAS MEAT SHOPS CLEAN
State Inspector Examines Markets
and Slaughter Houses.
The shops of the Dallas Meat com
pany and Gohrke's Market were prais
ed in the report of W. B. Duncan
of the office of J. D. Mickle, state
dairy and food commissioner, who
nspected the places Inst week. The
slaughter house and market of the
Dallas Meat company and the market
and rendering room of Gohrke's Mar
ket were praised. The inspector did
not have an opportunity to go to
Gohrke's slaughter house.
Liberty Has Christmas Celebration.
The Libertv farmers' union held a
Christmas celebration in the Mistle
toe schoolhouse Saturday evening.
Santa Clous was present.
Smith Butchers Big Hog.
Hugh Smith last week butchered
hog that weighed 550 pounds.
W. W. PERCIVAL DEAD
e are several imperial palaces.
( ne with a large fountain in
, was foreign style, built of ce-
. t and bordered on the colonial
( 9 if building. The palace was in
t ig of coarse but all were fas-
& with the magnificent ground?.
contained acres and acres of
vhieh oi Jinarily no one was per
' to er r. As the guests pass-
on: h ; a inner gate, a guard
. ed tl,r entrance card and they
i on to view the grounds.
1 wound around through those
grounds our eyes feasted
. upon the wonderful beauty
, It seemed as though nature
ired to do her best for the
. The autumn coloring of the
e espies, combined with the
'. gi "a, the ponds scattered
. 1 thore and dotted with ducks
t. . e; a quaint Japanese bridge,
the y .ple winding in and out and
the autumn snn casting a perfect har"
mr i zing hue over all, produced a
wv. -erful eTact.
As we neared the chrysanthemum
exhibition all were very eager. We
were duly justified for the chrysan
themums of course were grand and
truly wonderful. Every color was in
evidence except black, I believe. Such
A..' anlnn b J 1 T 1
ac seen elsewhere than in Japan.
1 procession finally came to a
hi i an open space bordered with
tr a which were more chrysanthe-
me plays and a magnificent band.
AU i e anxiously waiting the ap
pro cf the imperial procession.
;i ' the band began playing the
b '. air and instantly hats came
c... i almost tense silence follow
el music eeased and soon the
' s raxty approached on foot
' i fv.w moments were very in
i ir d.
la headed the procession.
& j the emperor in military
et panied by Japanese of
i f . ek coat with bat in hand.
.. eame next, dressed in a
en satin gown, foreign style,
1 with white for and wearing
light green plumes. She
d by a number of eoort
. i becomingly dressed in for
Towns. Then eame the am
rs f the various countries, ae
, if 1 b their wive. A number
people completed the pro
: A second band began p)y
! of the aeveraf countries
"ts "'d in behind the im-
r snd around tarotgh the
b til finally we to a
space bordered on three
Was Weil-Known Resident of Inde
pendence and Polk County. Had
Large Hop Interests.
W. W. Percival, prominent resident
of Independence and an extensive bop
grower of that section, died last Sat
urday evening following a long sick
ness. The funeral services are to be
held this afternoon at 1 o'clock from
the Presbyterian church in Indepen
dence, conducted by Rev. H. C. Duns-
more. Interment will be made in the
Deceased was a long-time resident
of Polk county, and took a prominent
part in political and civic activities.
At the time of death he was aged 59
years. He was a member of the Sa
lem Elks lodge, who will have part in
the funeral services, and the A. 0
II. W. lodge at Independence. He is
survived by the widow, one son, Carl.
and one daughter, Pearl, who reside
in Independence, by one sister resid
ing in Salem and two brothers, M. S.
Percival of Independence and I. W.
Percival of Wardner, Idaho. The
cause of his death, which came at
8:45 Saturday evening, was cancer of
W. L Reynolds Finishes Work Today.
County School Superintendent Rey
nolds finished his work as head of
Polk's schools this morning and will
close the office today. His successor,
Fred Crowlev, will take office Tues
day morning, January 2. The eonnty
school superintendent's office will be
closed after today and nntil January
2. Mr. Reynolds will be in Portland
until Friday of this week at the teach
ers' meeting. Monday, inesdav ana
Wednesday of next week he will be
in Salem correcting examination pa
Company L To Play Friday.
The Company L basketball team
will meet the Sigma CM basketball
team of 0. A. C. at the Dallas armory
on Friday evening, December 29th. A
number from the regular O. A. C. var
sity team are included in the visitors
lineup. Regnlar prices of admission,
25 cents and 35 eents will be charged.
Death Calls Petersons Away.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Peterson left
Sunday for San Francisco, California,
where they were called by the sud
den death of Mr. Peterson's mother.
They had gone to Falls City Saturday
to spend 'be holidays with Mrs. Pe
terson's folks, and reeeived word of
the deaU shortly after their arrival
Examinations of applicants for
teachers' special certificates will be
held in each county seat of Oregon
June 27 to 30 inclusive, 1917, ac
cording to announcement madehurs-
day by State Superintendent of Pub
lic Instruction J. A. Churchill
Applicants for any of the follow
ing nine kinds of special certificates
will be examined in five subjects as
follows: ' '
Bookkeeping: Arithmetic, compo
sition, penmanship, theory and prac
tice and bookkeeping. ;
Domestic Art: American literature,
course of study, geography, lieory
and practice and domestic art.
Domestic Science: Chemistry, com
position, geography, theory and prac
tice and domestic science.
Drawing: American literature, com
position, course of study for draw
ing, theory and practice and drawing.
Manual Training: Arithmetic, com
position, theory and practice, me
chanical drawing and manual training-
Music: American literature; geog
raphy, history, theory and practice,
and music. ,
fenmanship: Compositions geog
raphy, history, theory and practice
and penmanship. r
Physical Culture : American litera
ture, English composition, physiology,
theory and practice and physical culture.
Stenography and Typewriting:
American literature, composition,
spelling, theory and practice, sten
ography and typewriting. 1
The examination questions will be
taken from the following sources
American Literature:. Two-thirds
MAY KEEP BRIDGE OPEN
COMMISSION'S REPORT EXPECT
ED TODAY OR TOMORROW.
If State Engineers Guarantee, Bridge
May Be Kept Open For Traffic
Under 3000 Pounds.
PASSED AWAY LAST SATURDAY
' - AFTER L?W ILLrTEBB. ,r frnm Ameiigan. literature h& Aber-
nemy ana one-utiru xruur mc xuiiuw
ing American classics: (a) Haw
thorne: The House of Seven Gables;
(b) Holmes: The Autocrat of the
Arithmetic: One-sixth from the
course of study and five-sixths from
Watson and White.
Bookkeeping: Lyons' Bookkeeping.
Chemistry: An F.lementary Study
of Chemistry, by McPherson and Hen
Composition: English Composition,
books I and II, by Brooks.
Course of Study: Course or btudy
for Elementary Schools.
Domestic Art: Textiles, by Wool-
man and McGowan.
Domestic Science: Practical Die
tetics, by Thompson.
Drawing: Applied Arts drawing
Geography: One-sixth from the
course of study and five-sixths from
Tarr and McMurray.
History: One-sixth from the course
of study and five-sixths from Mace
and current events.
Manual Training: Correlated Cours-
- - . r t 1
es in WoodworK ana jnecnamcai
Drawing, by Griffith.
Music: New Educational Music
Course, and School Music Teaching,
Penmanship: The 1'almer Metnoa
of Business Writing.
Physical Culture: The Theory and
Practice of Educational Gymnastics.
by William A. Steeher.
Phvsioloev: One-sixth from the
course of study and five-sixths from
Conn and Buddington
Spelling: One-sixth from the
course of study and five-sixths from
Hicks' Champion Spelling Book,
Stenography: Gregg shorthand,
Theory and Practice: The Normal
Child and Primary Education, by Ge-
Typewriting: Universal ... Touch
Typewriting. Applicants for special
certificates for stenography or type
writing will be examined in both of
these subjects, in addition to Ameri
can literature, composition, spelling,
and theory of teaching.
An applicant who passes the exam
ination with an average grade of 85
per cent and who doe not fall below
70 per cent in any subject will be
granted a three-year non-renewable
special certificate. This will entitle
the bolder, to teach only the special
abject namea in ine ceniucue, iu
anv school of the state.
Persons who have been graduated
from standard vocational schools
may. npon making proper application
and famishing proof of their qaalin-
eationa and fitness, be mnted special
certificate without examination to
teach the subject in which they have
It is rumored that the state high
way commission 's report on the inter-
county bridge may give the structure
several years more of life 'though with
greatly restricted traffic. This latest
possibility is contrary to the belief
of Polk county officials and bridge
men but is given credence in some
quarters. It is understood that, in
case the state highway commission
rules as above, the maximum load on
the bridge will be placed at 3000
pounds. Other restrictions such as
distance between vehicles, direction of
traffic and speed, may be suggested,
Polk officials feel that a good
bridge, a safe bridge, is needed across
the river at Salem. They think that
it would be an unwise policy that
would prolong the life of a tottering
structure which can not handle traffic
properly. They are agreed that a new
bridge should be built immediately
und the men from all parts of the
county who have been in the court
house the past week agree with the
county officers. "Build a good bridge
right away ' ' epitomizes the expression
of men from each section of the coun
ty. They say this with the knowledge
that Polk county, if it advances its
one-third share of the minimum,
$250,000, for the bridge, will have ex
hausted its 1917 funds. They realize,
in that case, that there can. be no
road building in 1917. They are be
ing told just that by the county judge
and yet not one has even intimated
that he would rather have a road than
a bridge. Polk opinion seems to be
solidified ,' Build a bridge."
Dallas will have Uf wait. A con
crete bridge, said to have been prom
ised early this year by the court to
a section near this city for 1917, can
not be built. The covered wooden
bridge that has spanned the creek at
this place for the past 35 years and
which is now sadly incompetent to
handle the traffic will have to creak
out another year of life. And so it
is in all parts of the county. Each
section will have to postpone, says the
There is just one hope that the
county will have enough money to
build the Salem bridge and keep up
with the progressive road work that
is the receipt of back 0. and C.
taxes. That possibility has' gleamed
for several years for the county and
when it is received the amount will
be reckoned with.
gained entrance through the back
way, broke the till open took the
change and a bunch' of the store key
and left by the front door. But very
uncertain clues are had as to who the
culprits were. The proprietors of the
store are offering a reward of $o0
for their apprehension. Butler is lo
cated in the northwest part of Polk
county. Wallamina Times.
Mill Closed Down Friday Noon.
A slight break caused the Willam
ette Valley Lumber company s mill
to close Friday, a day before it was
planned to stop for two weeks' re
Finish Giving Examinations.
As no candidate for life certificates
appeared before the county school
superintendent for examination Sat
urday the examinations were declar
ed closed and the papers of those per
sons who took specified examinations
Thursday and Friday were sent to the
office of the state superintendent of
public instruction Saturday after
noon. The papers will be passed up
on by the county school superinten
dents who will gather in Salem dur
ing the second week in January, and
then will be handed to the state school
Partridge To Live in Monmouth.
It is rumored that B. M. Partridge,
who has operated a brick and tile
yard near this city, will move to
Monmouth in 1917 to engage in bus
iness there. He is said to have leased
the Monmouth plant of C. Lorence,
administrator of the estate of the
late George F. Shew, and expects to
start work about April 1.
BUDGET UP NEXT FRIDAY
COUNTY COURT WILL DISCUSS
TAXES WITH CITIZENS.
Meeting Will Begin at 10 a, nj, in
Court House Various Items
To Be Considered.
Sheridan Has Community Celebration
The city of Sheridan held a com
munity Christmas celebration on the
street Sunday night, a big tree having
been placed on Bridge street, near
the Hotel Sheridan, and profusely
decorated and lighted for the occa
sion. Christmas carols were sung by
a chorus, and the chief feature of
the entertainment was the rendition
of "The Holy City" in song and pa
geant. Other numbers were also on
the program, and 600 bags, liberally
filled with candies, nuts and oranges,
were distributed. It was the first
community Christmas held in Sheridan.
W. A. Hayner Died Yesterday.
W. A. Hayner died yesterday
morning of heart disease at the family
residence. It has not been decided
whether to bury the body here but
the funeral will take place tomorrow.
Mr. Hayner is survived by the widow
and two sons, Claud and Raymond.
He was 50 years of age and s native
of Otsego eonnty, New York. The
Hayners have been resident of Dallas
since 1904. Mr. Hayner has been as
sociated with the Dallas Meat com
pany and Gohrke's Market
Grids Schools Opened This Horning.
The grade schools opened this
morning after an enforced vaeation
due to an epidemic of children's dis
eases. But 60 per cent of the children
were present. The high school will
resume classes January 2.
Give Gerlingar Auto Bob.
Employes of the Willamette Val
ley Lumber eompny' mill hen pre
sented George Grtinger. manager of
the company, with an expensive au
tomobile robe a Christmas present.
Star at Butler Robbed.
The general mercantile store at
Bntler owned by Flaaery A Fnndmaa
was broken into Monday after mid
night nad robbed of $20. The thieve
Quarterly Inspection Tuesday Night
Quarterly inspection of Company
will be held this evening in the
Dallas armory. Captain Conrad Staf
rin will be inspecting officer.
SANTA VISITS THE POOR
K. OF F. ANNUAL GIFT DAY WAS
Jo Helgerson and 'Top" Morton
Were Deputized as Assistants.
Food and Candy Given,
"I guess Santa won't come this
year" said a six-year-old little girl
"because we have no Christmas tree.''
And then she was shown that Santa
had not forgotten her. Santa was
ordered not to forget her 'by the Mor
mion lodge, number 96, Knights of
Pvthias. She was just one wnose
child's dream eame true because there
are big hearted men in Dallas men
who easily spanned the years back,
back to the time when they, too, wait
ed anxiously for Christmas morn.
This little girl was alone when Lot
Brown's automobile with Joe Helger
son at the wheel, called at her house.
"Mamma is at church, reading out
of the Bible. Daddy is at work," she
answered the questions asked ber.
Her three little brothers were away.
The bed was unmade and badly soil
ed; the kitchen floor was clean but
pots with the grease around the sides
stood on the cold kitchen stove. Most
likely her father and mother and
brothers were happy when the got
home for potatoes, a sack of flour, a
box of apples and a stocking full of
childish goodies were left for each
child. The only difference between
these children's stockings and that of
their more fortunate brothers and sis
ters was that they eame earlier than
There was one place a tent where
father and mother and six children
lived. There was no money there and
four of the children were just recov
ering from the measles. The father
and mother were happy to receive tbe
food; the children's eyes sparkled at
tbe package of toys and tbe candy
and nuts and oranges and popcorn,
and da, and da, and da. An old eon-
pie, over the three score and ten, were
children again a they reeeived tbeir
gifts. There wasn t mneh food in this
She can't read or writ and she
lives alone. She has a daughter in
Colorado who won't do anything for
her. She was made happy. And so
the list might be extended.
'The poor ye have always with
-on" is just as true now a ever,
it seems. They are right here may
be next door. Jut on block off
Main street ' sordid ease of pov
erty. Jnst one block away Santa was
marching up and down the street, dis
tributing gift. But Qmta wouldn't
hava reached that home nlc. and
the eor lition is all important, the
N'la K. of P. lodge hadn't oH-r
. to go.
A meeting of the taxpayers of Polk
county is scheduled with tbe county
court next Friday morning at 10 o'
clock, when the budget for the year
1917 will be thoroughly gone into and
the final levies set. Judge Kirkpat
rick, who will preside at the meeting,
is particularly anxious that a large
number of Polk's taxpayers turn out
to this meeting. A full opportunity
will be given them to discuss pro or
con the estimated expenditures and
receipts of the county for the coming
year, as proposed by the court.
One of the most important items
to be discussed is that of the inter-
county bridge over the river at Sa
lem. The court proposes to raise
about $42,000 by special taxation for
the construction of the bridge in
1917. This amount will have to be
added to make approximately $83,000, ;
which is Polk's one-third ot the to
tal cost of $250,000. For this pur
pose it is intended to use $25,000 from
the bridges and ferries fund, on the
bridge besides $12,000 as the coum-
ty's share of the three-mill tax levy
raised in the road districts, so that
at ine ouisiae rout county wiu uuijr
be able to put $79,000 into a bridge
next year, unless the $50,000 back
O. & C. taxes are received. Thy
$70,000 raised for the bridge this
year has all been expended, - ;"
ine loiiowing is an ueraizea es
timate of Polk County's proposed
tax levy for each department of coun
ty government, county office or counv
ty officer, each county improvement.
the maintenance of each county build
and institution, the salary of eaek -county
officer and employes, including
those whose salary is fixed by statute.
Expense of Registration and ' "
Elections, Ballots and
supplies, oaiary oi ouag-
es and Clerks, Total $2,000.00-
Salary of Sheriff. 1.600.W
Salaries of "Deputies and
Cxpenses of Office. 1,100.0ft
' Total $4,500.0
. .. Clerk's Office.
Salary of Clerk l,6O(J.0
Salaries of Deputies and
Clerk. 1,740.0 ;
Expenses of Office. 800.00 '
Treasurer's Office. '
Salary of Treasurer 750.00-
Expenses of Office 250.00
Salary of Assessor 1,200.00
Salaries of Deputies and
Expenses of Office 350.00
Fees of Surveyor and Depu
ties, Expenses of Office,
School Superintendent' Office.
Salary of Superintendent. . 1,200.00
Traveling Expenses 200.00
Salaries of Deputies and
Teachers' and Eigth Grade
School Officers Convention. 100.00
Institute Fund, fixed by law 250.00
Miscellaneous expense, in-
eluding suplies and print
County Educational Board.
Traveling expense, member
of board 50.00
Salary of Supervisor 1,100.00
Expenses of Supervisor. . . . 200.00
Truant Offieer, salary and
Salary of Janitor 720.00
Furniture and Fixture...) 1,280.00
Jail Expenses, including
board of prisoners, re
pairs, supplies, ete total 600.00
District Attorney' Office.
(Costumed a last pat)