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i irLt, mmxi rArtiB. NO. a
L MEETING ADOPTS
of Steel Over
ph Concrete Ap- .
a West End.
talk of secession at
jug of citizens at West
urdav alteruoon. In
ttession was not men-
Uting, despite the ef-
newspapers and cit
h a move on foot.
simply adopted a set
to the Folk county
Sat a low level bridge
eoncrete approach on
be built at once. A
lie was also chosen to
solutions to the Polk
fas well attended, the
bane large enoguh to
Uple who turned out.
we want a bridge un-
i) an outstanding fea-
Arassion which prevail-
isn an hour on the res-
L tic ally no eonsidera-
to a concrete structure,
be cement bridge were
si into, so clamorous
ine for steel.
which were adopted
and signed by 85
bred: By the people of
rtion of Polk County,
U meeting assembled
Oergon, on this 3rd
closing of the Inter-
at Salem, Oregon, we
suffer much inconveni
:ke apparent necessity
to be done, we of all
of Polk County most
need of an immediate
bade by our County
Vrate with ithe County
kite temporary means
traffic across the riv-
Int; second, that the
'! Polk County be urg-
ft in1 the true spirit of
ith the County Court
rty.'ln taking the nec-
iwrd the construction
f at once.
it a saving, in engin
alone, of from $15,
in the cost of a bridge
re most earnestly urge
fs of the State Bigb,-
it be accepted, and
'ring and supervision
lion of a new bridge
W'm has arisen, as to
d of bridge, whether
level, steel or con-
ith accept the rceom-
wk State Highway De-
be of steel, and ac-
fcis for discouraging
1 and of sound reas-
is a low level steel
resiuents ot, and represent ina the en
tiro eastern end of Polk County con
tiguous to the praised bridge, adopi
these resolutions with all good feel
ing towards the County Courts of
both Counties interested, and recog
nize the fact that each Court is act
ing, and wishes to act, for the very
best interests of all concerned, and
that an honest difference of opinion
exists, and we hereby declare it oui
firm opinion that no headway can he
made in this matter otherwise than
by a eonipormise which will be in no
manner humiliating to either Court.
For these reasons therefore we
adopt these resolutions, and earnest
ly and profoundly urge their serious
consideration by said County Courts.
Resolved Further that a copy of
these resolutions be mailed, or deliv
ered to each member of the Polk
County Court and that they be giv
en to the press for publication."
The following committee was ap
pointed by Chairman Gibson to pie-
sent the resolutions to the Polk coun
ty court: A. R. Southwick, L. D
Gibson, R, W. Hogg, Jlrs. Nellie Tay
lor and William Pinckney. This com
mittee will mteet with, the county
court in Dallas tomorrow.
The meeting was presided over by
Frank Gibson as chairman and J. K.
Chapman as secretary. Talks were
made by Mr. Gibson, Mr. Chapman.
R. W. Hogg, I. L. Patterson, Mi's.
Nellie Taylor, L. Grice, W. 0. Mor
row, D. R. Ruble, and a score of oth
ers, including several Salem citizens.
DALLAS, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 6, 1917
DROUTH ON TOMORROW: CONVICT DEER HUNTERS
BONE-DRY LAW ALLOWS NO DE
LIVERY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
Wells Fargo Agent Expects Rushing
Business Today and Tomorrow as
Result of Telegraph Activity
MAY USE BLACKBERRIES
PUGH CONVINCED BLACKBERRY
IS SUBSTITUTE FOR HOP.
Industry Would Prove More Profit
able to Pickers ; Falls City Land
May be Planted to Berries.
The Evergreen Blackberry is the
latest substitute suggested for the
universally condemned hop. Flax and
sugar beets are receiving the consid
eration- of-Independenee -farmers, bat
C. h. Pugh, manufacturer ot logan
berry juice at Falls City, is con
vinced that the blackberry offers tne
best solution of the problem for Polk
Mr. Pugh investigated the process
in" of the evergreen blackberry a
Eugene, Monday. He was the guest
of the fruit Growers' association
there, which has made an extensive
study of berries and frnits with ref
erence to their adaptability to the
soil of the Willamette valley, and al
so the market conditions bearing up
on each product.
J. 0. Holt, manager ot tlie Eugene
association, assured Mr. Pugh that if
enough acreage was given to the ev
ergreen within a sufficiently small ra
dius, that the industry would prove
a valuable one to the community in
general. He said: "Picking ever
green berries is much more profitable
than picking hops and quite a payroll
rouid be built up around any town
that was willing to foster the indus
try The growing of the bemes is a
profitable occupation, too. Factories
pay 2V4 cents a pound delivered and
the berries require almost the mini-
reinforcedl ,, care of any product of tne sou.
I Fnch bush produces an almost mcon-
fspectfully urge that Livable quantity and requires only
fj Court give careful j 35 days for bearing.
When the clock strikes 12 tomor
row night "Old Man Booze" will no
longer reign in Oregon. The law says
that no deliver' shall be made after
five days from passage. The Wells
Fargo agent, H. E. Harrison, expects
to do a rushing business today and
tomorrow on account of the orders
jifornia as soon as Governor Withv-
combe signed the bill, Friday after-'
The principal features in the law
that made Oregon join the dry states
m the inevitable march toward na
tional prohibition are:
Importation of intoxicating liquor
tor beverage purposes absolutely pro
All prohibitive provisions of pre-
vious prohibition law retained.
Alcohol for scientific and mechani
cal purposes can be purchased only
on permit from District Attorney,
and then in quantities not to exceed
a quart a month.
Clergymen permitted to import
wine for sacramental purposes only
on permit from District Attorney.
Drugstores prohibited from selling
alcohol for medicinal purposes ex
cept on prescription of physician.
Prescriptions must be issued in du
plicate and filed with county clerk
for comparison. Purchaser must make
affidavit that it is intended for me
Drunkenness is made misdemean
or by statute.
Express and railroad companies
have five days for completing deliv
eries of goods ordered before 4 p. m.
Fryiay, when bill was signed by gov
ernor. All goods on hand at end of
five days must be sent out of state.
. A ehwmoloffV-of-liqnor legislation
in Oregon shows that soon after the
election in 1912 at which no liquor
legislation appeared on the ballot,
the tide began to turn toward prohi
bition and the march, since, has been
steady. The first legislation in Ore
gon was in June 1904 when the lo
cal option liquor law passed, 43,316
voting for the measure and 40,198
asrainst it. In 1910 an amendment
entirely to prohibit the liquor traffic
failed, ' 43,540 voting for the amend
ment and 61,221 against it.
November 3, 1914 an amendment,
prohibiting the manufacture and sale
n.vr& VERDICT WILL STOP
HUNTING ON RICKREALL.
Jury Finds James Brady and T. M.
Thrasher Guilty of Waiting For
Deer On Wet Stand.
Hunting deer out of season was
given a severe blow Friday afternoon
when T. M. Thrasher and James Bra
dy of Falls City were found guilty
of waiting on a wet stand for deer
on the Rickreall, a jury in Justice of
the Peace Holman s court.
The complaining witness. Rov
Bremmer, state deputy game warden,
says that many people in Falls City
and Black Rock and a few in Dallas
have been virtually living on venison
all winter and that he is bound to
stop the unlawful slaughter of deer
on the upper Rickreall. Hunters have
taken advantage of the fact that it
is hard to secure a conviction in a
game suit unless it can actually be
proved that game was unlawfully
killed, and have been hunting con
tinuously since November 1, when the
deer season closed.
"I hope the conviction of these two
fellows will stop the practice," said
Mr. Bremmer, "but if it won't, I'll
arrest every person I eatch on those
deer stands np the creek. Four miles
above Dallas, there is no one living
on the Rickreall and people that trav
el the EUingsworth and Buell trails
and frequent the stands known by the
same name are in there for deer, and
everyone I catch will have to explain
himself before a jury Uke these
young men did.
The law says it is unlawful to
lie in wait for deer out of season,
either on a dry or wet stand; it is
not necessary to prove that deer were
killed. Messrs. Thrasher, Brady and
Robinson were charged with lying
in wait on a wet stand, the EUings
worth stand. The evidenee showed
that the three men left Falls City
earlv Wednesday morning and went
Uaer tha.jnountain.to ..the EUings
worth trail. Neanng the Kickreall,
young Robinson, who is only 16 years
old, left the train and made a detour
around the mountain. Thrasher and
Brady went down to the creefc ana
stayed there at what is commonly
known to hunters as the EUingsworth
stand. They got to the stand short
ly after nine and were still there at
noon when Game Warden Bremmer
arrived on the scene with his depu
ty, W. H. Harrison.
Th defendants eaid they were
hunting coons and bobcats but the
game warden testinea mat mej u.
felled trees across me cree n
teams placed more emphasis on .le ! fl I IDVMCU PIW'T 1PDCC
fense; as soon as Dallas got the bullj UAIfl I HiLI UAN I AUlltt
the whole Multnomah team rallied tv
their section of the floor and waited " '
Local Talent Will Entertain at High
The Dallas Oratorio society concert
twill be given on Friday evening, Feb
ruary 9 at the high school auditorium
Under the direction of Prof. Finlev
of the Dallas schools, 40 voices have
been practicing for the past several
weeks on the sing which promises to
be a first-class musical treat for Dal
lag people. Besides the work of the
chorus, Prof. Finley will give read
ings in Yankee dialect. Mrs. Finley
will sing several solos. Tickets foi
the entertainment are on sale at
Stafrin's Drug store. Prices 25 and
of liquors in Oregon, carried 136,842 j" dfiar ,that might be shot while
to 100,362. The legislature passed foramg and be carried down by tne
a law which went into effect Janu-!current( mi tuat they had passed up
arv 1, 1916, regulating me ue nmeroug coon sign, not leaving ""
the plans fpr this
submitted by the
Commission, and ac-
Poard of viewers ap-
Marion County Court
liouor and allowing the importation
of two quarts of whiskey, wine or
the like or a case.ot beer eacn monin
for anyone desiring to do so. mis
was not strong enough tor tne
"drys," however, and at the last elec
tion they succeeded in passing the
" bone-dry' amendment.
for the advance, geenrally securing a
held ball before the attack bo-
came dangerous. The feature of th.
game that is hard for the fans to
understand is how Fenton and the
two forwards, Woods and Boydston
got shut out and Matheny shot three
baskets and Shaw one. Matheny was
the star of the game, playing a ster
ling defensive game as well as shoot
ing three baskets and knocking his
opponent over in a siignt "nstic en
counter," which nearly caused Ref
eree Jamieson to eradicate both play
ers from farther participation in the
evening s entertainment.
ORATORIO CONCERT FRIDAY.
FAIL TO ORGANIZE TO REMEDY v'
Willamette Valley Creamerymen
Charge Portlanders With Attempt
To Double Cross Them.
MAY CHANGE FIRE ZONE
COUNCIL SEEKS BEST PLAN
FOR OLD BUILDINGS.
Rock Quarry Bunkers Would Cost
Over $900; Fond Available Is
Not Over $600.
Whether it would be advisable or
not to change the fire limits of the
city of Dallas caused a good deal of
discussion at the Council meeting last
night. Councilman Staats said he
was against changing the limits be
cause a change for the benefit of
one would let down the bars for all.
(Councilman Davis said that there
were some residence districts includ
ed in the present fire zone ,whieh
wouldn't be in the business district
20 years from now and upon which
the council could not expect the own
ers to build fire-proof buildings.
No definite action Jf as taken but
the members of the council have the
matter under advisement and the fire
zone may be changed soon. The con
sensus of opinion seemed to be that
there were purely residence districts
included in the present zone which
are at a disadvantage out mat 11
is a hard matter to fix the fire limits
ne" "rVnr farther than without some such state of affairs
100 feet in any direction, waiting for, The present boundaries are Oak
v:an Md his doe to drive, street on tne nonn, nasiungton on
the south, Church on the west and
Jefferson on the. east.
Two bids were submitted last night
for the construction of the bunkers
for the municipal rock quarry. Ho-
Ttfr Pueh is satisfied thai enougu.
acrease can be secured within a ra
dius of 7 or 8 miles around Falls City
to justify him installing machmery
.;no. the blackberry. He
"VJ I()r ,ri.- r- .
ct the plans and as0 has a scheme for co-operu.c
Uions of which are ; trflnsPortation from patch to factory,
which he is anxious t tat. over wo
the farmer, in his 1 "
proHable that the industry win
sume active proportion, within a
anty Clerk's office in
All requirements of
keen complied with,
plus were accepted,
let at once and ac
hegun as soon as
FKiate the position
pbera of our Court
Ktefnl and extrav-
P of the road and
Fing the year justi
bt futids provided
year ago were dis-
Davis Furniture Company Improve.
A few coats of paint and the new
The gallery extends from near
tke foods provided; . iht ba for rugs.
w .mnT will be com
VIS JTiniHUi- r
Iront TthVst ejear -nn d
,. wk for rues, -a
b.sv"!r.r ;;,;. furnish.
deficit rf PrCta newly formed '-
TV"-" -: i-ement i be-
rtcJT. .n. the firm to carry a
ins maie m
! larger stock.
Counsel G. O. Holman for the de
fense objected to any evidence what
soever, at the outset of the trial, be-
,1 .. T.innt vroa in the 018-
aoiisp ine uiuitiiutu" t nnn 1
Th.. .t. it no to the legislature! " - fnrm. cbaTsiDg one thing or ratio Mormon dm u ana arnam
to carry out the will of the people He said they were not charg-, Brothers bid , w.th a provis.on
Ind January 16 Representative An-i" 8pecine thing and quoted j for allowing 5 cent, a pound for all
derson of ff. county introduced ; LJ, Tart of Oregon to show; old ,ron the city has for the job and
,hT"bonery'' bill in the house.! indictment should be in the j ,0 cents . square tort tor all one
Th.i witdighthang.piaUv. form. Justice fc'2 to EpS
the house January 29 andthe sena , ovemJed th object on how He "Jtorf2
I ta vera or miuv'" j ;t was main euuugu - ...
laHfT staday r rbeXr o7Zi th. defend- man Sweeney is chan.n, to deter
" . . :a r,.- Hani' nn
ants were lying in. wan i. --
, ihf following - .(.nit.
ine goveruu. , - - . th. Peace assessed
the minimum fine of $25 and cosU
., . fnnnd ITUlltV. DlS-
tne " -
statements before members of the
Woman's Christian lewmu
ion, after he had signed the bill:
"I am glad to sign this bill and so
place in full effect the will of the
Lople of the state of Oregon as so
decisively expressed last November.
The prompt and thoroughgoing man
ner in which the legislature has
drawn np and enacted the bone-dry
bill deserves commendation.
"I believe it will prove entirely
Jr.Mo. Certainly, so iar u.?
trict Attorney Piasecki conducted the
Joseph Helgerson appeared for the
HAED FOUGHT GAME IS LOST.
Dallas Basketball Team Unable to
Break Multnomah's Defense.
f iwiW basketball team
" ... . . 10
aliDia ior tnwr
mine which bid is the lowest and
whether there is enough money avail
able to handle the project
Tracy Staats, chairman of th. fi
nancial committee, cautioned lb. eity
fathers about the fund provided in
th. bnget for roads and the like. He
stated that there was some $1300 in
tb. fund January 1, but that $700
to 300 had been spent and that the
remaining $500 or ' 500 wa. not
enough t build the bonkers.
Free band music will b. enjoyed
by th. people of Dallas again this
year. A resolution was naniinouly
nun last nieht creating a $420
Creameryinen of the Willamette
valley and Portland failed to organ
ize with a view to readjusting th.
market situation at their meeting Fri
day. Accusations were freely mad.
that the Portlanders were attempt
ing to draw the countrymen into an
organization and the same time so
manipulate its affairs that the Port
land creamerymen would be able to
control quotations and markets. Dec
larations to this effect were made on
the floor and a similar statement
was made by J. D. Mickle, state food
and dairy commissioner.
Argument was precipitated by the
submission of a proposed constitu
tion which representatives of the
country industry termed "ready
made." Several of its provisions
were eliminated upon grounds' fur
nished by Mr. Slaughter, manager ot
th. Capital Co-operative Creamery in
One of these provided for three :
inspectors of elections. Another pro
vided for an executive board or an
men, and giving the president of the
proposed organization power to ap- -mint
to fill vacancies on the board
caused by death or otherwise. Slaugh
ter contended that this would give
too much power to the president
Slaughter alao contended that giving
the executive board power to fix sal
aries would give the board virtual
control of the organization.
Another provision was for a nu-
kctiug committee with power to reg
ulate quotation on butter, cheep.
and butterfat. Slaughter declared.
this gave too much power to the com
mittee and the provision was cut out.
L. D. Nash of Nashville, A. Slaugh
ter and W. O. Powell of Monmout
were members of a previous eommit
tee appointed two weeks ago to at
tend a meeting in Portland for the
ourDose of making an agreement if
possible, for permanent organization, '
They reported that little had been
accomplished and Nash declared in
if th. Portland men had shown good
faith they would have been willing
to enter into an agreement whereby
prices in Portland and price, in the
country could be standardized.
Slaughter, commenting on m
"Our duty is to find out the fae
tors that enter into th. working of
ti, morliot and the underlying meth
od of making prices in th. proposed
butter exchange. The fellow wno eon
trols the supply and the demand con
trols the price situation, ouppues
th. northwest are controlled largely
by certain interests that are able to
control market quotations. As long
as the Portland creameries are mak
ers and sellers of butter there ean be
no compromise by the country cream
eries. Our business is to sell butter.
I see no way to harmonize with them.
The only way is to organize our
creameries and control th. sale of
butter outside of Portland. Th. Port
land creameries are not able to con
trol unless they buy from the outside.
If an organization ean be perfected
outside, we ean bring the eity men
Slaughter told how big interest,
work in that they may pay a price of
5 eenU in on. place and 6 cents ia
another and declared that th. sam.
Khem. is being worked by the Port
land men. H. declared that the thing
tb. Portland creameries want to to
to ret away from th. oo-operaUv.
system by establishing a marketing
Mr Faust replied that tb. eo-op-ertfiv.
system i. all right, bat thai
it does not go far enough. H. de
clared that the eonntry erraoien
.bould bring their butter to Portlanl
and sell according to the prices ot
th. marketing board. ,
The concluding action ox w.
in order to pro-
astuction of this
N til road improve-
ttraung season, will.
. have to be eur-
" of the fact that
Small January EainfaD. .
B.infa.1 for the month of January
Mb. amount ever !Tas the -jB-t-J
pui (nan 2 " . , -
.1. e-io ;whes in Ja"
4 65 in January
neonl. f Polk .wording to P""-'" a.tw.
eason, also the as compared '- ju,ry 1915
i. f M.n.rmI nr lltlO ana . , ,. .
help and co-op-
., Salem. -"
, V that we have absolute pro- msh tne Das that warrant the Dana s wm"" the eommuw --y -
deliberately by a here in a return gam. on the ,. dH fof , nver.oih metting will b. called. Mr.
Lafaritw in open election- floor. , . . , Uory committee to b. compel of i Deekebh'. oe.ete. are , W. O.
An enormous erowa is ,!. miber of the council, on. mem- Po,el of Monmontn n- . . " r
of Philomath, Jonn a. -
1 . n.inritV in OPeB
eien-cui j .
it is the dnty or every n;..OT
rerv d'lrm .. . m one mwnoer 01 ine """"
best interests cf witness the game; uaiiaa ians u nj on member cf.
. h. hot intere?u " o ...
interest. . . f . . in . body and admirers 01
Oregon, to back tn nc- fron the ,urronnd
thinrt to the umu. .rtrv will no doubt be on bond
"That means not only oocy i. .. Multnomah -ip
law, but see that it - ov- - - wi belp the
means the creation - - - " . -" rt, . . o armory, U preaeni pi"
ts me in Portland Satordav
... . "futT-nrst" affair. Both
0 of the
d which win encoursre officul. m
its drastie enforeemenL
the Commercial club.
Literary Seefcoa To Me.
TV. Kimn section of th. Wo-
m.nt' club will meet at the borne of
f R Cur Wednseday afternoon
at 2:30. An interesting eting i
,t Gro e and Wingo Bee. EgglestoB-
Uaom Tree Can Comxunt
A lemon tree which wa. given to
the library by Mra, D. O. Broawa,
eaoaing morh comment by visitor,
at tb. local institution.
resolved, that we
ZZSZ time of the year.