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ATE TO DECEMBER,
I Passed To Have All
L ind Buildings Numbered
ail Streets Marked.
t system of handling city
I wa8 adopted by . the' council
Li The members voted unani-
I advocated the installation
let requisition system and in-
I the finance committee to pin-
n necessary iorms and blanks
. the new system in smooth
Staats, chairman of the fl-
Immittee, introduced the bud-
' 1 1917 which totaled $15,2;0,
fc the general .'and special
fich as library and street. The
J iluation of property in the
1,125,000. Mr. Staats and the
1 committee were aided in
Ithe conclusion that the bud
tbeonly system of handling
Incea by the firm of Crandcll
erts, the experts who audited
and county .' books. ' The
raey was instructed to pre
ordinaiice covering; the new
Bad received an appropriation
!ia the 1917 budget, Two
of the band were .' present
d for. $480 or enough for
ntns instead or seven. vuri
presented the matter of bet
i novices' band. He said:
i!d like to see the new begins
id have a good, instructor so
iy otrld be able to build up the
W when need comes. There are
in this young band and we
ic to need their help this
f he council passed the budget
wed,, however. - -ncurrent
resolutions were in
and passed unanimously,
ials elected the first Monday
11917 will hold office only un-
rmrat Monday in December.
lew city election will be held
ibfRcials then elected will be
Wthe first Monday in January
lie until January 1919. This
.- substance Of the main reso
lved by the council last night.
iff one provides that the city
Pall file their reports the first
pa January and each quarter
ireaner. mis was passed so
Kipert accountants may check
and reports more system a t-
sueet cleaning waon if th,
council will enter into a long enough
contract to assure him of u return on
his investment. Action was deferred
until figures could be seen.
To tide over this winter, Council
man Campbell suggested that the au-
mtor advertise that the street clean
ings may nc Dad by anyone who will
haul them away. The suggestion was
The committee that insoectWl tl
wiring of the Grand theater reported
ii as siue.
POLK TO FORE AT T
TWELVE STUDENTS PROMINENT
IN VARIOUS ACTIVITIES.
: PRICE BROS. STORE SOLD.
F. N. Watt and W. A. Graham Are
Price Brothers' store, the well
known local clothing house, was sold
Monday to F. N. Watt of Portland
and W. A. Graham of Baker, the new
owners assuming charge of the busi
ness yesterday. Messrs. Graham and
Watt are both, experienced clothing
men and they will handle the same
popular lines of men's clothing, fur
nishings and shoes as the store has
carried, in the past. The Ann name
has been changed to the Graham-Watt
Harry Price and Fred Herbert, for
bier owners, have not yet made an
nouncement as to their future busi
ness plans. .
I " '
Bill" Snyder Banqueted at Eugene
Upon Return From Star Game
Against Pennsylvania. "
Pauline Frederick at Orpheum.
Pauline Frederick,' popular Para
mount star, takes the leading role in
'The Spider," the powerful William
H. Clifford drama which is to be
Shown at the Orpheum theater to
night and tomorrow night. Manager
Smith has made recent arrangements
to show the high class Paramount
pictures exclusively hereafter at the
Orpheum which assures for Dallas the
best there is in motion pictures. Mar
guerite Clarke in "Miss Geo. Wash
ington," is another big feature that
has been billed for the near future.
D. H. S. WINS LAST GAME
BELLFOUNTAIN IS EAST FOR
LOCAL BASKET SHOOTERS.
volution on house numbering
the second time last night
sue atl ordinance. "' Anyone re
ft) number ' his residence or
business shall be guilty of
jeanor and subject , to a 'fine
Iss than $ nor more than
tea day he refuses.
racil chose to accept the lo
wered by the railroad com-
tituation for the rock quar
oeeision was reached upon
Dimemlfltinn nf Cnnnmlmen
find Campbell, who have
orongh investigation. They
time pressed .and that they
fiy pursue any other course
eept the place offered. The
ordered to be drawn and
(ted immediately. The audi-
futbon.ed to advertise lor
(he construction of bunkers.
fittee was given full authori
se the project and to push
ption of card playing and
in the local amusement balls
Jnsulerable discussion. Mr.
e of the proprietors, start-
when he complained that
pen told to cut out card
"hogs" and that hi eom-
rre allowed to continue the
This elicited a "rise" out
marshal!. He stated that
1 Rieard and all his eom-
it gambling would have to
nd that it had been stop
rdinance wag appealed to,
ared that card tables would
rate just like pooltables.
fetors would be slowed to
the nse of the cards and
could not give anything
ttach any value to checks,
eaning tu the last sub
mission. Mayor Stone in-
"7 telling how the man
Id the contract for elean-
ets had moved away and
unci) had been forced to
done through the in-
tated that the eouneil
toward the time when a
would have to be install
the fine dust could be re
Ihe streets. A local man
buy a revolving brush
eoabined into one np -to-
Craven and Bennett Star; Finances
Cause Student Body To Discon
tinue Basketball for the Tear
j Completely outclassed in teamwork
and basket Shooting the' Bellfountain
team was defeated Friday night 34
to 11 by the Dallas high school quin
Bellfountain is somewhere in Ben
ton county, about 22 miles from Cor
allls.' The team' is oh"a basketball
tour' of the valley. They won from
Independence 21 to 20, but lost to
Monmouth and Corvallis before invad
They had no chance against Cap
tain Bennett's five. Bellfountain was
on the defensive most of the time,
and their defense Constantly crum
bled before the floor work of Dallas
and the basket shooting of Craven
and Bennett Craven was the star
of the game; he annexed eight field
baskets. Bennett located the hoop
The high school team closed its sea
son with Friday night's game. This
decision was reached at a student
body meeting Friday. The student
bodv is in debt and basketball has not
been paying. The score and lineup:
William, "Bill" Snyder, n Dallas
product and star guard on the Uni
versity of Oregon football team wo
one of the guests of honor at a ban
quet given at the Hotel Osburn Wed-
hesdny night by the Eugene Clumbei
of Commerce to the varsity eleven.
This is the third year for the Da'l;.--
man on the Oregon team. He wss
chosen all-northwest guard at the
c.oso of the present season. Snyder
piajtd throughout the came at Pasa
dena against the Pennsylvania tenn
Mr. Snyder is doing work in the
School of Commerce here in the uni
versity. He is a member of the Beta
Theta Phi Fraternity. ". -
Four of the students from Polk
county are seniors in the university
and are candidates for the B. A. de
gree. One, H. E. Barnhart, will grad
pate from, the law school. -
i Lucien P. Arant, a junior from
Monmouth, is doing reporting on the
Eugene Daily Guaro., During, his
three years in' the university; he has
spent a large part of his time doing
feature writing for the Portland pa
pers. " He has also worked on the Ore
gon Emerald, the tri-weekly paper
published by the students. Mr. Arant
is majoring in the School of Com
merce, but has also done considerable
work in the departments of econom
ics and journalism. ," ;
H. E. Barnhart is a senior in the
Law school. He received his A. B.
at Dallas before entering the uni
versity, and last year he received his
M. A. Mr. Barnhart will be one of
the first students to be graduated
from the Law school since its resi
dence here in Eugene. At the organi
zation of Delta Theta Phi, a national
honorary law fraternity last year,
Mr, Barnhartwas elected , Dean of
the IbcafeTiBpferv Although his home
is at Falls City, he has spent much
of .his time at Dallas and Monmouth
during the last few years.
E8tley Farley is a sophomore and
another Dallas man. He is taking
major work-in the School of Com
merce. During his two years in the
university he has taken an active in
terest in athletics. Baseball and bas
ketball have received most of .his at
tention, Last vear he played for
ward on the freshman team. The
year he is manager of the sophomore
team and is ofl the' varsity squad: 1 In
a eame recently with the Oklahoma
state normal team, wmcn is uinmii
a two months' tour of the Pacific
coast,' Farley played forward during
the last half of the game.
Joe Bell is a senior from Rickreall
and is majoring in education. This is
onlv his second year in the university
as he had some work in the State
Normal at Monmouth before coming
here. Mr. Bell has taken an active
part in the work of the University
Y. M. C. A. and is at the present time
ivice-nresident of that organization
as well as havine charge or me mm
study work. He is also doing readin?
work in the extension department in
the nniversitv. Mr. Bell intends to
finish his education in one of the east
TTViink Cumnbell. is a senior ma
joring in zoology. He was captain of
'! nnlii nccer team this year. He
has also taken an active interest in
Harry Lynch is a senior from Polk
county, just across the river from Sa
lem. He is majoring in mathematics
Mae Lynch, his sister, is also a se
js, .iunnf in mathematics. ' Miss
T.vnch ia secretary of the Oregon
dub, an organization of H of the
non-fraternity students, in me uni
versity.' Miss Delilah McDsniel is a mem
ber of the Delta Delta Delta So
rority snd ber home is Rickreall. She
is mjoring in German, snd takes an
active interest in T, W. C A. work.
Ever Boyer is a freshman from
Rickreall. He is majoring in educa
tion. Elmer Boyer, a junior is from
Bethel, and also majoring in edu
cation. Hmrael Quienberry is a junior from
Monmouth, fie is a member of the
varritv hind, and is majoring in eeo-
WOMAN IS SECRETARY
COMMERCIAL CLUB DIRECTORS
ELECT MRS. BRAD EN.
W. V. Fuller Chosen President and
R. U. Steelquist Vice-President;
Bank Is Treasurer.
Pf Plant's Run is Short.
Three days' run and now the plant
of the J. K. Armsby l'acaing compa...
:. idle. Car shortage and spas
modic orders this time of year are
the reasons for the inienmueui
SHIPPING IN SPRUCE LOGS.
Willamette Lumber Co. Gets Timber
From 8. P. Coot B7 Un-
The Willamette Valley Lumber
eompanv is shipping in a quant.ty of
aprucelogs from Un. county winch
are being moved from the right of
y of fhe Willamette T-c-fle rad
Wr, the Coo. Bay line ol mth-
-' ... u. i.,n,w wminv is
r'"- " .
:.;ninir a crow oi " "
.P tha .ogswitha- Amen-
r .. ' and kHIT I"'"" TT..
sn-ra:iwy . ... (snips vr vi
on ears for removal to 0r.. riippe)j . cf
enttinj. , . ' i, vni1a o Bracer. O eon. Mr.
There are about V ""l riiali-i on of Polk
,h. log, the -PT '7,r.he; county's Wing erops: wheat
The board of directors of the Dal
las Commercial club departed from
custom t nday night and chose a wo
man, Mrs. Winnie Braden. secretary
of the club for the ensuing year.
Mrs. Braden has been secretary of
the Polk county fair association for
several years. She is clearly entitled
to a place on the roster of women who
do things in Oregon. Last year she
went out into the fields and homes of
Polk county, selected, collected 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 Ida
ho. Mrs. Braden is interested in ag
riculture, . horticulture, county fairs
and numerous other things but above
alt she is a community booster At
present she is busily circulating a
petition asking the state legislature
to establish a state-owned and oper
ated lime plant for the production
of ground, lime-stone, at cost, for ag
Mrs,. Braden was nominated, by
Frank Coad. W. V. Fuller, the new
president, made a speech and second
ed the nomination. He said: "I am
going to second this nomination but
in doing so I wish it clearly under
stood that my action is prompted not
by any fault whatsoever with Secre
tary Loughary or bis work. Last year
Mrs. Braden received about $40 a
month, for 9 months, for her services
on the fair board. We cannot secure
work such as she accomplished for
that remuneration, again, and as the
fair is one of the most important fea
tures of commerciajcJuhwotk, ' it
seems better to consolidate and have
one secretary for both the fair asso
ciation and, the commercial club; I
therefore ' second the' nomination. ' '
Mr. Ijoughary moved that the choice
be made unanimous and the motion
carried. 1 " '"' ' ' ' "'
The reports of the secretary and
treasurer for the past year Were post
poned until the' next regular' meeting
of the whole club; "
U. S. Loughary was elected to fill
the vacancy in the board of directors,
caused by Mr. Fuller's removal to the
president's chair. Tracy Staats of
fered to resign from the board be
cause he was a member of the city
council. He said that matters might
come up in which the two bodies
might conflict. His resignation was
not accepted., ' ''.
The Dallas' National bank, repre
sented by Eugene Hayter, was chosen
treasurer of the club,
The board of directors ss it now
stands includes: N., L. Guy, U. 8.
Loughary, Tracy Staats, R. U. Steel
quist, 3. R. Craven, W. L. Soehren.
W. G. Vassall, Frank Coad and A. B.
places on single comb buff Leghorn
pullets. Becker and lloberts of In
dependence won lirst and third places
with their single comb Rhode Island
reu inmeis, seconu anu nttlj on K node CIRCUIT
isiiiiiu rea cocneieis, nrst and sec
oml on single comb white Leghorn
liens and third on white Leghorn
cockerel. Chas. E. Frazier of Inde
pendence won second on black Minor
ca cock and third on black Minorca
WILK1NS FOUND GUILTY
DALLAS BEATS VARSITY TEAM.
University of Oregon Boya Aro Tak
en Into Cams, 22 to 211
The Dallas basketball quintet add
ed another victory to its lone list
Saturday night when they trimmad
the University of Oregon 22 to 21,
Dallas led by the ecore of 13 to 6
at the end of the first half. They
slowed up a little in the second period
and the university team took a sprint,
nearly catching up. Better condition
was a factor during the second half.
The local team was not in the best of
ie. Carl Fenton was bothered by
two boils on his neck land liiird
Woods has been ill with the grip for
a week. Besides that, Matheny, the
big guard, was unable to take the
trip and the teamwork was broken up
to some extent.
Both teams .used the short passing
style of game. The contest was fast
and closely fought. 'Woods, Boydston
and Shaw each scored six points for
Hollis Huntingdon, fullback on
Coach Bezdek s champion football
team, was the star of the pame. .He
Scored six field baskets. Toe lineup:
Dallas " Oregon-'
Woods (6) F- MoCready(2)
Boydston (6) F Huntingdon (13)
Fenton (4) ' C " D-Nelson
Shaw (6)' G C. Nelson (2)
Gooch ' G ' Simms (2)
Substitutes: Ballantyne for Woods.
Ballantyne shot one basket.
Two More Cars of Spuds.
Two cars of potatoes were shipped
from Airlie yesterday by the firm of
Eldridge and Aspenwall to Portland.
One car left Dallas a week ago. The
firm intends to remain in the field as
long as they can get the potatoes.
POLK POULTRT GETS PRIZES.
Exhibitors at Salem Show Carry Oil
At the Marion County Poultry
show in Salem last wek, Polk county
exhibitors earried off their share of
honors. Although only a few from
this county hsd entries, the Polk ex
hibit, considering its size was fully
as good as that made by Marion rais
ers. Henry Voth 's showing of brown
Leghorns was an especially attractive
ntiA. And he earried off the pen hon
ors on these fowls, besides several
Dr. Bollmsn had a splendid exhibit
of single eomb buff leghorns on which
he won first, second snd third pris
es on hen, first and third prizes on
cockerel and first and second prizes
Henry Voth earned on second prow
on his single eomb brown Leghorn
first, second, third and fourth
on the same class of hens, first and
second on cockerels and first on pul
Renhen and Becker of Indepen
dence won 1rst on rock, single eomb
buff Leghorns. Reuben snd Smith of
GIBSON CASE DISMISSED
WHTTE ASKED TO PAT, DEBT;
Polk County the GoatTwien Com
plaining Witness Backs Down
at Preliminary Hearing.'
W. M. Whvte cost Polk county a
trin' fn CooniMn 'and ' return and the
expenses connected with a trial before
the' justice ' of the 'peace, wben he
swore out a complaint against J. S.
Gibson, charging Gibsdri with robbery
by putting him (Whyto) in fear bf
death." . r"' " ' "
The preliminary hearing was held
before Justice 'Holman Thursday
night When confronted by counsel
for the defeiise, Whvte' admitted that
Gibson had no trim; he admitted that
he 6wed Gibson $B0; and he 'alsO ad
mitted that Gibson had not actually
offered him an immediate trio ont
of this cruel world, if he' failed to
come throueh. In fact, he practical
ly admitted that he had no oae
aeainst Gibson and Justice Holman
promptly freed the defendant.
The real circumstances eonnecieo
ith the ease were probably more
like this, in the oninion of Sheriff
Orr, from whom Gibson escaped last
Julv. "Gibson came to Whvte and
told him he had to have monev:
Whvte refused and Gibson said he
had to have it and he would see that
Whvte became' fn?hteneii
Wilkins Deeds Back Property to Pea.
pie He Swindled and Judge Par
oles During Good Behavior.
In view of the settlement vou
hare made in deeding: back the six'
lots and house and $250, in cash, re
cover all. incumbrance on the same,
the court sentences you to not less,
than six months and not more than'
two years in the state penitentiary,,
but paroles you during good beliav
ior." This was the sentence imposed,
by Judge Belt urjon M. W. Wilklna.
who was found guilty of. "makiai!
conveyance of real property without
Holding title to same.
The judge explained that it would
hot be necessary for Wilkin's. to. serye.
the penitentiary term if he would'
keep out of flim-flam,, cases and play,
straight from now on,' " '
This case has caused no little inter
est in Polk county, where Welkins is
known, chiefly in connection wjtli, the
establishment Of an old people's home
in the southwestern, part o Osflji,'
Wilkins seems to have been a' very
smooth talker j he' interested Mr. aid'
Mrs. Wilson, an' elderlv oounla. who,
had a little ready money and, a desjr'
to invest it, Wilkins negotiated
trade' with, the Wilson's, givinir Vim.
light lots in exchange for a mpny-s-
round and. a house and. lot. in New-
berg. Wilkins later cancelled the eon
tract because he could not produce', a
deed to the' property. ' "" "
G. O. Holman, counsel for defense,
moved for non-suit and a directed
verdict when District Attorney Pi-
aseeki bad concluded his ease. Judge
Belt re-opened the case and allowed,
Mr. Piusccki to introduce new argu-'
ment. The district attorney then
showed that Wilkins had deeded a
half interest in the lots he had trad
ed to the Wilsons to Mr. Ovelman
nd that Ovelman bad never deeded
them back, , '.,
The jury was out about three hours.
They brought in a verdict of "Guil-
ty" but recommended lenience. '
District Attorney Piasecki 'moved
dismissal of the other charge (obtain-"
ntf money under false pretenses) no
on the grounds that the evidence!
would not substantiate a verdict.1
COURT SETTLES FAMTLT CASE.'
Directed Verdict Given Nancy Whits-
akerfn "Action for Money" Cass
A directed verdict, upon motion of :
Oscar Hayter, attorney for the plain
tiff,'1 ended the family ease 'of 'White
aker versus " Whiteaker, ' Thursday.'
Nancy E.1 Whiteaker was allowed W
recover the amount of a; promissory
note, with interest and $200 attorney
fe.' '"'"' - '' 1 ' ' "
Nancy E. Whiteaker, widow of'
Gedrge : Whiteaker-' of 1 Independence
sued Jew D. Whiteaker an hit
wife, Florence Whiteaker, on a pro
missory note for $2000 and interest;'
Florence Whiteaker defended the
rase. Connsel for the djfaise, W.
0. Winslow, questioned the signature ,
of the note and claimed it hs l ben
'settled through a division of V..9 es-'
tn!e The evidences wn leard, end
nion Mr. Hayter' moHon, the eonrt'
d;iected the verdict for the plaintiff.
HAD DEER MEAT IN POSSESSION
he eot it. Whvte became rnjnteneo, gtoddard Arrested by DepntT
nnfl went to a third partv who owed -n, ,
hm and made arrnneemenfs for nib-
son to ret the third party's check for
Then Whvte swore out t"e com
plaint and Gibson, fearing the law,
,r,A hrine nnwillifie to leave bi sik
nf nneeremoniousIV left Hnenn
Orr and went ont throngh nscx win
dow of Ms cabin near Black Roek
AfW T. H. Hooker, deputy sheriff
had traveled to Coos county for th
prisoner, who had been snnrehended
there by Sheriff Gage, and returned
to Dallas, Whvte eame down from
Portland to seenre his eon-vietion,
with the result aforementioned.
I. I Stoddard, who reside near
Falls City, was brought before Jus
tics Hardy Holman last Batnrday
moraimr, at the instance of Deputy
Game Warden Roy Brenner, who
found deer meat in Stoddard's bona .
on r nnay. oioaaaro s" -
was compelled to dig op the eosw oi,
the ease and be sentenced to 30 day
in pail. The sentence was suspsnoea,
however, during good behavior.
Warden Brenner states tnat n dss
m . i j i:ikm 1
soro evidence oi oinrr ui
the Fslls City section and he intends
to take decisive steps against it very
shortly. However, he eon tends tin
offenders have had plenty of warning
now and the eonrt will not be so len-
ith them a it was witn Bum.
Dalla and Th Dalles Often Confused
T.nel merchants wioh there was no
.... w-v 11 t t -IHa aa I IMCMII ' Afl(. W
"The uaues potmjhi ""- 'I. . V jj Kh
it.. i. thv wish the Columbia river , darn, ine mw
inn hsd a different name. Every vember L
time a shipment or a parcel post pa
.m Am not arrive on time, they in-
ouire to see if it has been sent to The
Dallut. and most times, it nas. sn-
Legring Train Resrms Wort
The Southern Paeifle logging trail
on the Fslls City bracb resumed iU
1(r,r Smith of the Orpheum theater reulsr run last rnd.y aner .,
t?s forced to run a slide Sunday been idl. .nc fe. d.y. W-
nieht. snnonncing: "No eomeoy w- L.nnsima. .-- ""T- , L
llu,. i l to The Dalle, by mis- round trip, between Dallas and Black
(.v. The elose resemblanee between
th two rsmes has eost local people
much delay and worrv and not a ni-
i Independence won third and fiftb J tie expenditure for stamps.
Bock each day, nd one rand trip to
the log damp on th nver near uaiem.
From 25 to JO car or log ar nan
died by it each day.