J (THE HOME PAPER) RECONVENED Lb SESSION OPEN tjEDAY AT SALEM. j,j Been Put in Readi -Economy .x ttBa Watchword. Lute of Oregon con- t Salem, w. v, j mnrpsnntative from Ln counties and Con- rtpresentative from tne mt to Salem Sunday, lake active part in the J the house, C. L. j,Coy is state senator Uv. Lm there has been lit- itat the state house ex tiri -uitin of the forty if the vacuum cleaner Lj in the halls, and the the house is furnished mtv-sixth year. There Uing of 1915 cobwebs, nf of chairs and re-in- heavy members. .New tinkle in the sockets, Might sessions, and At m l shine on every Mi familiar names, some Leard of mottakers: lie subterranean stores of the space beneath ilol, Secretary Oleott's meht up for each leg- lilt of articles' simply if them takes a whole ire several kinds of br files, bill files (loose Meets, pencils, pens, binds, erasers, rulers, pads and blot- I the bottom of the in of the most important iluminum collapsible " the lady member jiitrict cannot complain w smoking males,' as itwo years ago. lie 1015 session, econ- iin be the most over io the legislative vo Ibe oassace of the six phent has given new h lawmakers to try and ping substantial along al, the big discussions. ft or two outstanding fa fangs into the bone- mil be not about the wmomy treatment, but to make the first incis- f w now many cierxs ere the legislature ijl be a burning issue -Mid may result in the it. -i j Iius uue-cierot-miu-uue-each man rule. That a'ieu wo years ago fith most of the dcl- meir run quota or JNate institutions have pased appropriations, r r reasons or necessity, I 'ew have gracefully Nts for about the Poted at the last ses- ichieve saving of ,(My in operation by f1 of various functions r be numerous. tand there will be an divorce the highway leering departments. used two years ago. for an unsalaried ion to have snper Mrtwav work, which we the support of Another suggestion; ! Engineer John H. j" responsibility for P placed on elective DALLAS, POLK COUNTY. OREGON. TUESDAY. JANUARY fl lfli7 ttott. a ,,r ' .. -f fVAWjj-A'WXiXllk UQ taken away, if bills proposed along those lines are Dossed. The proposal will also be made to divert tne tuntls rrom the motor ve meltsTe merit, instead of turning them over to tne counties as at present, for road work. HAS VERY DEEP WELL. Hole on K. B. Kugle Place is Down 1000 Feet. Well drillers on the K. B. Ku place, iy2 miles north of Dallas, reacnea a depth or 1U00 feet last Friday, without evidence of water. The well was started in October by Tank Maybee and at a depth of about 600 feet a small flow of natur al gas was encountered. When light ed it made a flame about three feet high. The well is plugged every night to see if the gas flow increases, but so far the drillers have been unable to notice any appreciable increase. The well was started with the idea of enlarging the supply of water which sometimes went short in the summer, but so a great a depth has been reached now that there is lit tle hope of finding fresh water. Mr. Kugle states the drilling will con tinue, more in a prospective nature, in hopes of getting a larger flow of gas. It is also probable that salt water will be found soon. The well is located within: six feet of a 3-inch hole which was drilled on the farm a few years ago to a depth of 325 feet. It is believed the new well is the deepest one in Polk county. SILVERTON HIGH WINS TEN EXTRA MINUTES NEEDED TO DETERMINE VICTOR. Failure to Convert Free Throws Costs Dallas' Hard-Fought Game; Bennett and Durno Stars. to iust how the drv effective will take H the session. Sen Anting throoeh this hurt, there will be w !uirk aetion. tabtless be propos- eareh and seizure "i'Sot this clause fibility of both be- TerrM to a Tote if "hed. tT in office" lnw .awnilcf. and m nraMi-allv "' f the state Ha-k- ST"Me. wir Vve -ie lemrhnent. Failure to convert free throwB cost Dallas high school a hard-fought 25 to 24 basketball game" TWay night Sdlverton nosed under the wire winner after two extra five minute periods. Silverton high excelled in teamworK although the game was mainly an individual battle between Durno, crack little forward" for the visitors and Bennett, who played a star game for the locals. Durno rescued the ball from under the Dallas basket time and again and cleverly dribbled down the floor. He shot 9 out ot 11 tries for free throws and scored three field goals. Bennett shot five field baskets. When time was called announcing the end of the regular minute halves, the score stood Dallas 24, Sil verton 24. Both captains agreed to play five minutes extra to determine the winner, rive minutes extra :. there was still no winner. Both teams played a safe, close guard ing game and neither side was able to"get within easy range of the elu sive hoop. Another five minute session was e- cided upon. The two teams along for four minutes without a dod ble and then Referee Chenoweth call ed a double foul. Durno promptly dropped the leather into tna net, i Silverton, but Bennett failed to con vert and the game soon ended. Score o:i in os Dallas 24. The line-up: tiiiYniv" Dallas F F C G G Craven (4) Hayes (10) Graves (0) Beebe (0) Bennett (10) Silverton Durno (15) Pittman (0) Bristol (0) Bnell (4) Brane (6) Referee: Chenoweth. Legislature Can't Protest Stafrin. n..;.. rioole stirred the compara tive calm of legislative orgs n.xatiOn Sunday, when Senator Smith of Hood o hat he intended to chal- 5 George B. Wilbur'. , rijt to . Lt in the lower bouse of the ..... i;w,.r. "No one witn ! be seated in tne state - the gist of the state law under . , ii. w:i. Wnme the bone oi said to LEGAL CURES DEBATED RECEIVES MOST ATTENTION Polk-Yamhill Bar Association In structs Representative Vinton On Indeterminate Sentence. Ways and means to relieve the con gestion in the supreme court of Ore gon was the chief issue discussed at the second meeting of the Polk-Yamhill bar association at MeMinnvillc, Wednesday. Under the present arrangement it takes about a year and a half to get a settlement, if the case bos to go to the supreme court. Two main avenues of escape from the universally-culpable situation re ceived the most favor. One was to make the decision of the ci rcuit court final in cases not involving amounts exceeding $500.00. The other was to have a new court of appeals estab lished, which would try cases involv ing amounts up to $1,000.00. The latter, which is considered the better by several local legal men; would necessitate an amendment to the state constitution. The different plans were discussed in the presence of Wl T. Vinton, representative from Yamhill county to the present legis lature, and although he has them un der advisement and Beemed favorably inclined, it is doubtful whether defi nite action can be secured at this session. The indeterminate sentence ques tion also came in for considerable de bate. The assembly voted to have it repealed, by a large majority. The indcterminte sentence allows the trial judge in circuit courts to prescribe sentence and make the term from one to ten years. Then it takes the pris oner out of his hands and leaves the term to the prison authorities. The Polk-Yamhill Bar association favors leaving the sentence in the hands of the trial judge throughout. can which Mr. Wilbur became the Mr. Wilbur is be Tap aof the O. N. G. company at Zd River. Captain Stafrin , of "is city received . forty days' tr ough that started yesterday morn imr No pay, no protest; Captain Stafrin evidently foresaw the situ tion. Jndge Teal Quite Lo Former Count, Judge John B.Te J . -. i -i kia home near rails 1u,,e k-JJ nut for CIRCULATING "LIME" PETITION Mrs. Winnie Braden Gets Many Sig natures in Dallas. Dallas business men and farmers are liberally signing a petition, being circulated by Mrs. Winnie Braden this week, asking the state legisla ture at this session to "establish a state-owned and operated lime plant for the production of ground lime stone at cost for agricultural use." Mrs. Braden attended the lime con vention at O. A. C. last week and was one of the delegates from each section of the state who have been ap pointed to circulate the petitions. Fanners ot Uregon nave Deen pay ing an unreasonable price for Hmt fertilizer for their acid land and th only method of securing cheap lime is with the assistance of the state. bix of the states of the union n! I'rreent operate state-ownea lime hint for the benent or tne ia-"nrs ml they are all successful. If peti tions in tber sections of the state mc.;i with as much success as Mis. Brailr n's. the legislature will no doubt cake come kind of action. "WET GOODS" WILL BUST. Frisco Finn Can't Guarantee Against Dropping on Sidewalks. "The world is a mighty small place after all" holds true in the case of a Dallas news item that traveled all the way to San Francisco and back since Christmas. A local man who had the misfor tune to spill a little "Christmas cheer" received the following com munication from his retail liquor house in San Francisco: "Apricot and J. M. H. special brandv coming up by Fargo, and I trust it will reach you promptly and in good condition. I wish you would be little more careful the way you handle those packases; I will do my best to get i ... -rnress office whole but cannot guarantee tbem to stay whole after they are dropped on me . walk. r,n and Stafrin in Line. Speaker Stanfield has not publicly announced his committee appoint ments for carrying out the lfslft' prosram this session but W. V. Fuller and -Hr.id Btaino oi --pra-tf . v sure to receive the chairmanship-ot the forestry and military affair? committees, respecti elv. .uyi More Iran. Land. D- "lark T'-vter bM purchaed 1 r .u. nn;nrv estate, a'" inine SALEM BRIDGE TO CLOSE NO TRAFFIC POSSIBLE AFTER THURSDAY NOON. Polk and Marion County Courts Reach Unanimous Decision; Railroad Jitney May Be Operated, The inter-county bridge at Salem will be permanently cllotsed to fall traffic at noon Thursday, by order of tne JUarion and folk county courts, which met in joint session yesterday. The action was unanimous. Joseph Weare, assistant state engineer in charge of the bridge department, tes tified that the bridge is absolutely un safe. His decision is based upon a thorough physical examination of the bridge and the stresses. The bridge was first condemned in 1912 and ev ery engineer, who has examined it since, has agreed with that judge ment. The men at the joint meeting yesterday came to the conclusion that the bridge -was just as apt to fall over with no one on it, as it was under a several ton pressure. , Judge Kirkpatrick said, after the meeting: "Wio hated to close it up; it will mean a great inconvenience to many people, especially those liv ing in West Salem, but the danger to life and property far exceeds any in convenience. " . One section of the bridge on each side of the river will be entirely re moved and a big barricade erected to prevent any kind of traffic whatsoever. Marion county now faces the prob lem of communication between Salem and West Salem. The county court broached the ferry proposition but Judge Kirkpatrick and commissioners Manston and Beckett refused to list en to it. "Polk county will do noth ing about it; it is entirely up to them," said Judge Kirkpatrick. The Salem Commercial club has the matter under advisement and may provide some means of traffic in con junction with the Southern Pacific company. A jitney may be operated. The members or the two courts threshed the matter out thoroughly, not even stopping for lunch, yester day at Salem. IFIRE DANGER LESS AT JAIL, Sheriff On Gets County Court to Re pair Bastile. Sheriff Orr expects a guest. Im bued with a true spirit of hospitality, he has prepared for his company. County Commissioners O. W. Beck ett and Mose Manston have extended the helping hand and the county bas tile is in ship-shape. After installing a new furnace, the sheriff got to thinking about fire dan ger and escorted the commissioners there for a "once-over." lhe decis ion was to cover the smoke pipe with asbestos, and to cut out two useless joists close to the pipes. The job was done baturday. County Health Report Dr. B. H. McCallon, county health officer, reports that during the month of December the total number of births was three, all males and the total number of deaths, four. The births were as follows: William Lor- en, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ocar Bos wick, of Dallas, born December 10; son, born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sher wood of Dallas on December lfi; son, bora to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Klassen, bf Dallas, December 27. The death report shows that ail the deceased were males. The deaths were as follows: Jasper Dimifk, born September 4, 1808, died December 9, 1916; Clay Richard Dimick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Dimick, born May 2, 1902, died December 12, 191 fi; Wilton A. Haynor, born February 1. 1866, died December 25, 1916; Geonre Marion Duogan, born February 1ft 1848, died December 30. 1916. Anew Buy Marion Farm. Win. Kllia and Glen O. Butler have tive campaigns will be carried on this year with the plan and at the O. A. C. Farmers' week next win ter an orgonization will be effected. F. R. Ewing of Brush College in this county, is temporary chairman of the cainpaisrn committee. The non-nart.i. san league has recently been Dolitical ly active m some ot the middle west states, and was Darticularlv siiiiae ful in the recent election in North Dakota. Court Chooses Local Papers. Tlic Polk County County Itemizer and the Polk County Observer were chosen as the official papers by the county court in its recent session. The law states that the two papers with the largest circulation in the county shall be designated to print the county court proceedings. Deputies Get Vacation With Pay. Hereafter deputies in the county offices will receive a ten days' vaca tion with pay. The order to this ef fect was entered by the county court Friday. Farmers' Union To Meet The annual meeting of the County Farmers' union will be held at the court house tomorrow morning at ten. Election of officers, committee re ports and other matters are to be taken up at the meeting, which will have dtegates from all1 of the four teen locals in the county. Before another year passes it is expected that four or five new locals will be or ganized in the county. CIRCUIT COURT OPENS FOUR CIVIL CASES READY TO BE TRIED. rails City Automobile Accident Case of Chief Interest in Judge Selt'e Court Today. Four civil eases survived the sort ing process that immediately follow ed the convening or the January term of the Circuit court yesterday morn ing. Sampson versus Hartung, involving questions of damages due for alleged injuries to A. Sampson when he was struck by the auto of Charles Hart ung. at Falls City last June will be heard this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. W. C. Winslow represents the plain tiff and Oscar Hayter is attorney for the defense. In his complaint Mr. Sampson al leges he was struck by an automobile driven by Emmerson Wbnderly, an inexperienced driver, with whom Mr. Hartung was riding. He complains the automobile was exceeding the speed limit of Falls City, 20 miles ner hour, at the time of the accident, and asks damages to the amount of $2410. Thie cose seems to overshad ow the others m regard to public interest The other three cases are of minor interest. Roth Company against Jackman, and Whiteaker versus Whiteaker are "action for money" cases. Both will be heard Wednes day. Richardson versus Milledge is scheduled for Thursday morning at nine o'clock. WOMENWHOMAKEGOOD O. A. 0. NEWS TELLS OF "PRIZE WINNERS." Mrs. Winnie Braden of Dallas "Beats the Universe With Her Agri cultural Exhibits. Mrs. Winnie Braden of Dallas, wlio , takes particular interest in agricul ture, horticulture, community boost ing, county fairs, chickens, and nu merous other things, was on interest ed and active attendant at the farm ers' meetings at O. A. C. last week. and speaking of women who do things, under the head of "Three Wo men Hero Wno Are 'Some Pun kins,' " the Farmers' Week Newn picked her as one of tSie three most prominent women at the convention and had the following to say about her: Mrs. Winnie Braden, secretary of the Polk county fair, is dearly en titled to a place on the roster of wo men who do things in Oregon. Last year she went out into the fields and homes of Polk county, selected, col lected and arranged an exhibit, and with it took first place in the Polk county division and highest in the state at the state fair, and also sweepstakes at the Northwest Land Products exhibit at Seattle, with five counties competing from each of the three northwestern states Oregon; Washington and Idaho. "Our success was due to personal service," says Mrs. Braden. "I went into the fields and pastures and picked the specimens for exhibition. hand-picked the threshed grains from the machines. I selected the fruits and vegetables for canning and canned them. I fully believed that the growers had done their pert and that the results of their work was entitled to the best (bowing possi ble." Mrs. Braden supervised the ar rangement of the exhibit, according to sketches based on her mental pio luro'. "From these' she permitted no 1 variation. The scheme, simple but strong, was to feature Hie major pro ducts, prunes, hay and oats, and use all other material as a setting for them. Visitors who left the booth had one clear idea of the county's best commercial crops. The sum of $2,000 has been appro priated by a unanimous vote of the county court to pay for this work the coming year. Mrs. Braden has re ceived scores of letters ''asking what she wants grown for the exhibit. C. D. Nairn, breeder of Shadeland oats three varieties says he is out to grow the banner oats of Oregon. Mrs' Braden says that Bhe will not say that the Polk exhibit will repeat, but she is sure that it will take a rattling good exhibit to defeat it. DALLAS TO FLAY U. OF O. Team Will Leave Saturday for Eu gene; Expects Victory. Captain Carl Fen ton will lead the strong Dallas basketball quintet to Euirene Saturday, where they are Din ed to meet Coach Bezdck's hoopers. Manarar Godch has been unable to schedule any further games but hope to bring Mount Angel, Silverton, Me- MONMOUTH BEATEN BY SCOUTS j Z 2 'ft", Younger Generation in Dallas Can Play Basketball, Too. Tlallns Bov Scout 24, Monmouth Boy Scouts 5. No wonder Dallas is noted for prunes nd basketball. The next step in the boys' career after walking is to leam how to ireeze un to a basketball, and most of them learn, too. Six members of the young er generation clearly deroonmraieu that their education is iunner uevci- oped along this line than their nenrn bors in Monmouth. They completely outclassed the invaders in the prelim inary to the Dallas High versus d i verton High Friday night. Donald Hayes carried off the honors for Dal- nut 1U- " " , iM .itknno-h Wa ter Craven was just sold the highly MuJ in bMk acre ianu ui The whole team ahowed ion county to Fred Auer ana w,.e ,-. . .m .biut. enoo)?h to This sale follows ciose n - station for Rickreall. the heels of the sal Multnomah club here for games. He I. us hwn corresponding with all of these teams but so far they have fail ed to reach definite terms. Multnomah has a strong aggrega tion this year and members of the Dailas team are anxious to try con elusions with the wearers of the red and white. Captain Fenton is optimistie over the Doming game with Oregon. The university has an entirely new team this year and will not be as strong as usual. PRUNE PLANT RESUMES RUN. California Packing Co. Ha About 800,000 Pounds Lett. The California Packing company, formerly the J. K. Armsby company will resume its run tomorrow oe I prunes. The piani nm wjcb 1CTes will b wd a mnnr . , who visited him last baWt." ..." were Ed. F. rM. 're. Ed. Himes and Frank BetheL plant nine , other n" ie in.""". j , .tll.M tount. Donald Haven rinee December 10. have jost made of the Hiboara ia ; h , rf fonrd; WJ- About 800,000 pound, of prune, re , J. M. Card; the, announce 'h her. and McCallon. L. to be packed. The eompan, ex fact that the real estate business is ter i r , , .rds.L,u to finish the year', run within and they expect to v ur. k tmnmVMl sell at least one farm a week darinir the remainder of the year. r.rm Non-PartUan Leagne. c.r inward the formation of ' ' . . . m .1.- non-partwan ' - state of Oreeon were taKen icii..n a !ture at O. A. U. u . Chapman, when h bvtnre signe u .1 endorsement to the plan. Ae- B trying Up Hop. 77 .v v i .... A considerable quantity oi nop. . v j the next two month, i I are coming in spasmodically tun um bv one w&o name Aeonderaoiequw.--,- t peop,, been purchased from local grower. Met of th. during the part week by & U Jen-'ployed ,n t ry ton, who represen . " - - .rt of tb. rjnitea Bute. In Approxun. i 1913. 60 per eent of the output went house. changed hand, last - w "J.'A. " ... Thi. m, the greater "nf" riJT IcT, h fc. try, at- far wa inwim wm . 4 Co. of Chicago. though England bought tomo. I i' v. 1! - n .