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$ the State Represent-
; County Courier)
OBSERVER, FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1917
will Ka fiirniciUaJ i
...uuucu j, lue college or
chestra. The banquet will be served
No Arrests In Falls City.
Prohibition again wins. Falls City
went through the entire ar of 1916
without an arrest. The 'main duties
of the city marshal were to rins the
curfew and repair the water mains
which did break the "law" durin- tl.P
year. Prior to prohibition Falls City
had many names on its police docket.
aarked the first day's ses-
1 .i wwk at the Oregon
I Idtural college, me
1 Lords showed that almost
J I had registered in the var-
J..Manil concresses, most
?ere out-of-town people.
It one-third more than had
'at the dose of the first
" tr and indicates a growing
4ihe big and v"al problems
of the attendance this
policy of coming m corn
ier than as inuiviuuius.
.from some of the outly
; arrived in special cars,
more pleasant and eco
... nncrated largely
flinty agricultural agents,
operation Willi ine coi
and the county agricul-
ins biggest questions ap-
" ...f.H,niia woa Villi, nf
S Ajricultural lime at prices
iake its use on acid soils
, Hi former. One of the
i tcates of cheap agricultur-
i ic. E. Spence, master of
Vange, who arrived with
vim, although goSng1,' os
' -These aids to locomotion
pply to the body and noin-
all who know Mr. hpence
his vogorous mentality
k In this connection rro-
jjMer has announced that
? .Saw, general freight agent
ijlhern Pacific, has pledged
don ot ins lines in naui-
r agricultural purposes at
than has ever been grant
ommodities before. The
rill be announced by Mr.
thp npnr future.
Hj Annual Northwest Grain
jjjpened Wednesday morn
iword attendance and will
Edeliberations over Thurs
triday. Bulk system of
' -ain will be fully discuss
eonvention, with a view
, ;lion in the northwest iir
5 sack system now in gen
roblems in production and
: ;ill occupy the attention
J Wednesday and Tlmrs
yViday will be given over
ton of transportation, tcr--ting
I'tion with the program of
jwention, a wheat show,
imiment officials to be the
' Jfte of its kind in the TJni
is being held. An exhibit
on of 300 types of wheat
' t'red from various ))arts of
,, i and a competitive exhib
' types of wheat in bush
j specinl features of the
f amounting to $150 have
by business houses of
for the competative
AMONG THE LODGES
Friendship. Lodge Installs.
Friendship lodge of this Indepen
dent Order of Oddfellows installed
officers for the ensuing year at a large
ana enthusiastic meeting Inst night.
Installing Officer Antone M. Lar
sen installed the following: Ira J.
Wss, noble grand; Fred W. Coo
per, vice grand; Oharlie Hayes, sec
retary; Harold H. Rich, treasurer;
George W. Patterson, warden; F. J.
Coad, conductor; F. II. Morrison, chap
lain; Frank C. Inman, inside guard
ian; Oliver P. Chase, outside sruard-
ian; Harry P. Viers, R. S. S.; Hoy
A. Summers, L. S. S.; N. A. Beach,
R. S. to N. G.; Antone M. Larsen,
L. S. to N. G.; J. C. Munkors, R S.
to V. (.; August Schrader, h. S. to
When questioned about other do
ings ot the evening, Charlie Hayes
said that the only other thing of in
terest was that he had to set up ci
gars to part of the members.
Eastern Star Installation Tuesday.
The installation of officers of the
Dallas lodge of the Eastern Star will
be held Tuesday night in the lodge's
rooms. Mrs. Margaret Hayter, in
stalling officer, and Mrs. H. L. Chap
man, marshal, will install the follow
ing": Victor Stnats, worthy patron
Mrs. J. E. Miller, woethy matron
Mrs. E. B. Hamilton, A. S.; Miss Wil
lie Tankersley, secretary; Mrs. Theo,
Farrington, treasurer; Mrs. John
Sweeney, conductress; Mrs. Oscar
Hayter, associate conductress; Mrs.
C. B. Sundherg, Adah : Mrs. John W
Oit, Rmtli; Mrs. Conrad Stafrin, Es
ther; Mrs. M. I). Ellis, Martha; Mrs.
Pulton, elector; Mrs. .7. E. (loetz
warder; Harry (ieynor, sentinel; Mr
J. C. (laynor, chaplain; Mis. Olive
Smith-Bicknell, organist; Mrs. Carl
Manoek. marshal. A banquet will
follow the installation ceremonies
Artisans Hold Installation,
- Installation of the officers for the
ensuing year was held by the United
Artisans lodge Wednesday evening.
B. F. Preston was re-installed as
master artisan; Miss Alta Savage,
superintendent; J. N. Helgcrson, sec
retary; L. D. Brown, treasurer; Veil
Plaster, junior conductor; Mrs. John
Wfck, senior conductor; and J. ii.
Patterson, master ot ceremonies,
Eight candidates were initiated into
the order. The work of the cadet
drill team, under Miss Alta Savage,
was a feature of the evening. After
the business meeting a luncheon,
which consisted, of hot tamales,
sandwiches, and coffee was served by
the women on the refreshment com
mittee. About 75, were present and
enjoyed the dance which followed the
MUSIC IN THE ( BALKANS.
A Playsr Who 8tartlol HI Hearsrs
and Unnorvod Mimsolf,
reopie will tell you to the Balkans
that a expsj camp Is to be avoided, yet
usea to nail them wtfth pleasure.
Thej added to the wlldnaas and sav
agery of the nature about lis. One day
several miles from Cskup ionr horses
nusea tnetr beads and listented to some
thing we could not hear. At first we
inought they were smelling human
blood, bnt we came to the conclusion
that something different caused their
Interest since no tremors of fear were
Passing through them. RelnhW them
In, we listened, but, hearing nothing,
started to ride on. After ahlle a
sound like a faint moaning ot a tor
rent came to us. The effect (on our
norscs was very peculiar. They seem
ed, to have forgotten their fatigue and
were sidling along In a way thait mate
me nervous. -
Finally we made ont that It we?
weird strains of music that reached ns.
"We are nearlng a gypsy camp," my
brother said, with relief. "Some1 one Is
playing with more fire than usukl."
Within sight of the camp theTmuslc
came to us In Its full beauty or its full
horror, I do not know which.' Since
e Makers' congress will
f daring the entire week.
H time practically every
J interest to the housewife,
winess woman, will be
' neakers conceded to be
afhest, authorities in this
M- Miss Alice Raven
A Columbia, who is con-
ffone of the greatest e.v
r present day on sanita-
d welfare, is conducting
:frtMes on these subjects.
he subject of sanitation
sRavonhill said. "Eisrh-
onr recrpAtinn f ndnv is
We need simple whole-
pa, without undue stimu
f'ioa is not the only pur-
fanners ' Wek nro oram.
7 ' the extension service
recreation with the lec
day, that the srreatest
"fit to the visiting f arm-
"b or woman, may be
r MUD " ( ,
r"""! interest to all vis-
r eh day at noon in the
Num. A reeention and
f ill be held on Wed-
ia the women 's gym
' ill be open to visitors
ming a college pm
"ill Wheld at Waldo
r .If products gotten
l farm will be served.
r limit bag been fixed
''ordinsf to the tate-
Iit by lfr." Tickers, sec-
! otension service, the
ple. indicating theii
Present' at the ban-
f than exceeded that
."nptu speeches will 1 -(
t risitoir 0f the week
K. P.'s Install Officers.
The annual installation of officers
f Ifarmion Lodee No. !)6. Knights
of Pythias was held in the lodge
rooms Tuesday evening, V. F. Comp
ton. deputy grand chancellor for the
Dallas lodge, acting ns installing of
ficer. The following officers were plac
ed in their respective chairs: J. K.
Bloom, chancellor commander; H. Y.
Morrison, vice chancellor; K. Y
1 limes, prelate; J. T. Ford, K. f R
and S.; L. S. Finseth, master of fi
.Inhn R. Siblev, master of e.-
Wo,,L- M Tint Iii'l. ma-ter of
cueiiui-i , "-
work; B. J. Werner, master-at-arms;
Walter Young, inner guard and Fred
B. West, outer guard.
FRANKLIN AND PROVERBS.
Some of Poor Richard's Siyingo Th.t
Woro Vtry. Very Old.
In an editorial written not long ago
we referred to the proverbs of Poor
Richard, and looking over the list of
those quoted It Is remarkable to notice
the length of the genealogy of most or
To prove that there was nothing new
left for any man to say was the Joy of
Abraham Hayward's life, and l b.
might lav. preached, and probably did
preach, a sermon on this point with
reference to Poor Richard.
"God helps those who help them
selves," for instance, was first ssM by
Aeechylos, nnles. some one said It be
fore Aeschylus. "He that goes .bor
rowing goes a sorrowing.- Is tote
found In George Herbert's. sMh
which preceded that of FrankUn
about a couple of centuries, and it wm
apparently coined or first recorded by
Dr. Thomas Tusser. and none other.
Never leave that till tomorrow
which yon cm do today.- to very
bsd rendering of Cervantes' dellgUtful
"?n street of By and By roacome
to the house of Never." whBe the oM
"ylng about experience originated, of
anl in the famoas "Eiperlentla
o, Cta-Chrt,ti Sclenc.
then I have heard many great (masters
play, but such music as that J have
never heard. It wag heavenly; it ws
hAlllet. r L k
uciMu. vur uurses were as mucn ar
fected as we. They pranced as if they
were steeds of great mettle Instead
of poor, scrawny Balkan ponies. As
for me. I began to dream of things un
heard, unknown, only dreamable
Sitting on a wagon, a youth wa
hanging over his violin, playing play
ing like mad. Presently, without In
terrupting his music, he sprang from
the wagon and paced back and forth.
still playing torrentlally. We sat .fas
cinated both by the player and his
playing, trying all the time to quiet
At last the music seemed spent The
boy let his violin fall to the ground,
where he, too, threw himself, and the
music was succeeded by heart break
ing sobbing. His weeping, like bis
music, was as torrential as a storm.
Like It. it ceased when it had reached
Its climax. Demetra Vaka in Century.
Services will be held in the City
Bauk building at 11 a. m. Sunday.
The subject of the lesson-sermon will
be "God." Sunday school is t in I
Mid-week service on Wednesday ev
ening at eight.
Rer. Mr. Collins of Portland will
preach in the Dallas Baptist church
THIS WASP HATES SPIDERS.
Ho Kills and Burie Them and Lays an
Egg In Each Gravo.
Just to show that he's sanitary, also
that he's looking out for the future
generation, the South African wasp
always buries his prey after be kill
It. He stabs a spider with bis poison
ous dart dips a bole In the sand and
buries the dead spider with an egg.
When the egg batches the young
wasp has a dead spider to nibble at
until he gets big enough to bunt food
for btmself. Thus the wasp looks out
for bis children before they're hatched.
He's a member of the family which
dentists have named the pompllus.
Spiders are his favorite victims. He
will pursue the spiders which live on
the ground and paralyze them with
his poisonous sting. Even the spiders
wbkb build webs are Dot safe from
bis attack. He will fight bis way
through tbe web until he reaches the
center, where he will grab tbe spider
and hurry away to bury it
The pomp'lus is so dreaded and fear
ed that tbe spider has learned to dis
tinguish blm by the bum of bis wings.
If it's a fly buzzing around the spider
waits In bis web until be bas caught
his prey. But If be bears tbe bum of
tbe wasp's wings the spider will drop
from his web and scoot away to any
hiding place be can find. Philadelphia
Horace Martin of Albany is on an
extended visit with his uncle, Manly
Martin, of this place.
Peter Bessett of Balm Grove suent
last Sunday with Gordon Huntley.
Mrs. Joseph Montgomery returned
last week from Portland where she
had been visiting for several davs.
Mrs. I. G. Arehart was an incoming
passenger on the motor car last Sun
day from Portland, where she had
been visiting her mother for some
Tony Zieloskowski and dutierhter.
Elnora, have returned from a several
days' visit at Portland.
Roy and Frank Martin and their
cousin, Horace Martin of Albany mo
tored to Independence last week.
Uncle Billy Leebrick was a Salem
visitor last week.
Frank Braden, a high school stu
dent of Dallas, spent the holidays
with his parents of this place.
Rev. Vint was a passenger to Sa
lem last Sunday.
Mr. ITallberg purchased a new ma
nure spreader at Salem last week,
Miss Edna Dennison was a capi
tal city visitor last week.
The rain storm from the south is
more agreeable than the snow storm
from the north.
Mrs. Lettie Huntley gave a birth
day party on Monday. January 1st,
in honor of her son, Gordon, it being
the little man's eighth birthdnv.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs.
Huntley, aW son, Gordon, Mr. and
Mrs. E. F. Brown, Ardrian Brown
Elva Brown, Aldin Brown. Elsie
Brown, and Dorothy Brown. After
lunch the little folks joined in play
ing various games. Mr. Brown with
the violin and Mrs. Huntley at the
piano, entertained with several splen
did selections, after which the little
folks had a marshmellow toast. , The
guests departed, wishing Gordon
many such birthdays.
Nora and Jennis Zieloskowski were
visiting their sister, Mrs. Paul Smith,
at Salem last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Morrow motor
ed to Salem last week.
Mrs. lettie Huntley and son Gor
don were passengers to Salem last
But Some Bargain Odds and
Ends and Broken Lines are Of
fered Here This Month.
HERE ARE SOME OF THEM:
Babies' Shoes 39c
Ladies' Shoes $2.98
Children's Tan Shoes
Ladies' Umbrellas ..' 79c
Special Lot of Outing
Men's Nightgowns . 69c
Morreen, yd .......21c
Boys' Sweaters 69c
Men's Sweaters 89c
Ladies' Outing Flannel
69c, 89c, 98c, $1.39
Special Lot Ribbons
...10c, 15c, 25c
Table Linen '.......65c
Underskirts Half Price
Men's Hats $1.98
Men's Golf Shirts .. . 89c
Men's Heavy Wool Sox
3 pairs " $1
Men's Socks 15c, 2 . 25c
Men's Handkerchiefs 5c
Boys' Suits One-third off
Boys' Overcoats 1-3 Off
Boys' Felt Hats . 1-3 Off
Work Shoes ....$2.50
Mr. Hapner and Mr. Hiebert
Ht SUyd Away.
A popular actress who was discuss
ing the supreme Importance of dress
was reminded of a story.
I know," she said, "of only one oc
casion where dress wasn't tne most
important thing of all. It was some
years ago at a Saratoga hotel, ana we
had arranged, a certain small B!t or us.
to have a ''lstiuctly smart ball after
the races. There was an Englishman
at the hotel -one of those Englishmen
who don't know their place and the
morning of tbe ball he came to me and
I hear there1 a ball tonight Isn't
It Jolly? But, I say. Is fancy dress de
No, Lord Lachon," said I; Taney
dress Is not de rigueur, but an invita
tion Is.' "Washington Post.
Tho Expart Witness.
Mr. Justice Serutton's criticism of
Handwriting experts in a recent case
recalls a story of Hawkins cross erem
lnlng an expert- He handed the man
three aheets of paper on which were
three signature. "Were these written
br tbe same man and at the lame
timer be asked. "Certainly not, the
witness declared. "Odd.- sam tiaw
tn. "for I wrote them myself at thl
desk with this pen and not half a
boar ago." London Standard.
"Why did on give up yoor last po
I didn't give It op. ir.
-f.h In that case take on your
and coat nd go to wort We can use
man as honest a you.
1 tell you. young man. wo neea
brains la this busmen."
"Toot business mow it. ir. iu-v
why I'm offering you mine -oaio-
Hor Color Schome.
-Her face to ber fortune"
"But yon can't draw on that"
-Whv? She paint on It." Richmond
Idaho are visitinjr in this section this
Miss Fmrna Cadle called on Miss
Lizzie liempel Wednesday evening.
Miss Mabel Craven visited with
Miss Viven Crowley Tuesday and
1). N. Kaefri and his son-irt-low, ,T.
S. Udell, made a trip to Kickreall on
Two of Mr. Clem Swenson's chil
dren have the measles.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Odell entertain
ed at dinner on New Year's day Mr.
and Mrs. Lewis Mortcnson and Mr. I
and Mrs. D. X. Kaei. I
Mr. and Mrs. Geonje Kliever and
children spent New Year's day with
John Kliever in Dallas.
Mr. and Mi's. U. J. Rcmpel were in
Dallas on Wednesday lookim,' over
some property, with a view of locat
Mrs. Otto Bailey has a slight at
tack of rheumatism this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Beaver have located
in their new home on tbe Boyle place.
Miss Lizzie Remicl visited at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Udell on
Mr. and Mrs. D. X. Kaesi will leave
on Friday for Kansas and Oklahuma.
They expect to he away about two
JF Wifey can't cook,
Don't divorce her
Keep her for a pet and
Eat at the Dallas Hotel.
FOR TEN CENTS
You can tie up in my' barn. Ten
cents is enough for me. I make a
profit on that. Let me move you.
PLASTER, the Move-y Man - Phone 551
Roaliotio Ploy. ,
"Can't you children play without coo
tlnually ringing tbe doorbell V asked I
mother, who bad been trying In vln to j
get an afternoon nap '
"No. mother." id Alice, -tt' quite
impossible. Ton Edtth D1 1 ,r 1
plavlng bouse, and Freddie to ths col
lector."-8t Louli Port Dispatch. ,
Lena Timo Botwoon 8howoro. ,
In 19U rain fell In the nil rale terrt
tory of Chile for tbe first time In near i
ly half a century, and for tbe first
time In man' memory tbe coart town I
were, free from duL
rrtftT 1a her !
Thrifty! I won't go Into a long dis
course. I merely tell yoo tnt be
banks money in December."
Just as 700 are pleased at tofling
fault yon are displeased t Indlng
A REAL GROCERY STORE
WHERAJOXITONE EfFORT 18 MADE T0REPAYT0OB
GROCERIES. WHEW DALLAS HOUSEWIVES KNOW THAT
THI8 8T0REJTLLS EVERYOR0CERY WANT THXYJRADB
VASSALL S COMPANY
418 MILL STREET
WI SOLICIT TOUR ACCOUNT AND TOUR PATRONAGE
Eastern Life Insonnct money be borrowed
of ns on first-dasi farm at pet cent without
commission. Write to a direct sad money.
Oie full detail i your first letter.
Wo refer to any Bank ia Portland.
T,Ai.flniiV Mortgage 607 Concord Bldg.
DeVCreaUX Company Portland, Oregon
j charge, and music