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EA NEW MILL
If BENEFIT IF GOV-
S SIGNS BILL.
Ilhen Be Used For
I large Holdings.
I iive a new sawmill.
the governor signs a
pussed both houses of
, the handicap, wmcn
.lories K. bpaulding
Ly to dismantle theit
ISitkieuIl some seven
be removed. The bill
.;reams to be used for
( time and manner or
prescribed by the Eub-
I amission; tne anving
1 have the power of
, and could drive for
I equal terms, becoming
lion carrier; the driv-
Irould pay the state
lousand to meet the
ixpenses incurred in
I efinite assurance that
smpany will start con-
hother mill soon, but
Itemed anxious for the
kill. In discussing the
tear Hayter recently,
explained that if the
short railroad spur of
could be built from
lllickreall through the
e and the logs could be
lie stream to the old
liy a boom. In 1910, J
I s issued a permanent
I . r , II
list using tne iwcureai.
V the company investi-
libility of constructing
Ilkeir timber holdings,
but found the expense
Inbitive, and decided
iniivas ui an tne allied associations
in (the state will be present. Men
from the Breeders' association, Cheese
und Butterniakere' association and
other daily product industries will
be there to help lay out the work if
the plan is decided upon.
As there are more Jersey cattle in
Polk county than any county in the
United States, people of this section
are manifesting much interest in the
plan. Ibe show may be held this
President Taylor believes a dairv
and products show can be held this
year. He says large sums of money
have been offered in the way of sub
scriptions to get the show organized,
and $25,000 will be available for
prizes and show expense.
"The use of a building in Portland
has been offered us free of cost for
a ten-day show this fall" Mr. Tay
lor said. "After the show lias len
in operation two or three years and
it has been shown that it is perman
ent in nature, I am confident the
gate receipts will amount to thous
ands of dollars and the show be self-supporting."
WILL AID JOB-SEEKERS; OPERATE FERRY SOON
Toner High Man at Shoot.
A, F. Toner secured the high av
erage at the La Creole Gun club shoot
Friday night, with 45 out of a pos
sible 50. Six members participated;
Oscar Ellis and Ben Werner averaged
87, Joe Craven and H. W. Stump 86;
and Lou Muscott 83. The high score
of the evening was 41); three at
tained that mark, Messrs. Werner, El
lis and Toner.
COMMERCIAL CLUB TO CON
DUCT EMPLOYMENT BUREAU
Will Probably Move Into Uglow
Building Across Street From
Ijng the Eickreall, who
unction, claimed that
accelerating the flow
laeans of splice dams
I he banks, interfered
r ef livestock' and oth-
iTue mill meant a good
I however, as the com-
l.rly all the timber in
I basin and maintained
They operated the
I from 1886 to 1910.
II of the Charles K.
tier company, now, is
irrh they have exten-
li Hewberg, Philomath
rot framed with di-
conditions along the
:or the state at large.
prgency clause attach--
he bill will not become
las after it is signed
rithyeombe. There was
I dissent to the provis-
I se through the legisla-
RT IS DOUBTFUL.
flub Directors Promise
(port Bnt No Site,
is of opinion at the
BILL 375 HAS PASSED
HOUSE ACTED FAVORABLY UP
ON BRIDGE BILL YESTERDAY
Polk County Court Will M.ue Hard
Fight Against tt In the Senate
House Bill No. 375, whicn was in
troduced by he Marion county dele
gation recently and whieh is intended
to force Pe county to buiu a linage
to Marion county's liking whether ll
pleases the court and people of Polk
county or not, passed the house yes
terday afternoon. The Polk county
court and Polk county people will
make a strenuous fight on the bill,
which has now gone to the senate.
The bill puts the matter of the bridge
question up to the highway commis
sion. In commenting on the bi'l yester
day afternoon, Judge KirkpatricK
said: "The highway commission s
antagonistic to the interests of Polfc
countv : tbey are steel bridge men b?
education and have little or no know
ledge of concrete bridges. This bill
is obnoxious to any fair-minded man
it forces one county to accept thit
which they do not want and makes
them pay for it. It is taxation with
out representation. iuese peup.c
know not what they do. VV e want A
build a bridge at Salem are anxious
to but we will never consent to the
taxpavers of Polk county being forc
ed to pay for a steel bridge until the
ioCt omirt. has Dassea upon lue .c-
board of directors of .. f thi bill No, 375, unless we
fll..K fit nlrrht i . , t I .t, na
club Saturday night 1
ne new creamery oora
inity's moral support.
less men to buy stock
and to use the cream-
Is to the exclusion of
0 donate a site for the
w Kurre, Palmer and
been advised coneem
1 attitude and the de
heir hands. It is un
they are considering
! well as Dallas.
f!y the promoters had
Psion, according to Mr.
are still considering
and the natural ad-
Ktitude of the eommu-
being very strongly
yet we have not de
leadine county in the
tor Jersey cattle, there
tat what the Commer-
promise the 300 eows
e ereamery men. But
pity of the elub roem-
e example that would
Ming towards a lot,
.. . : .tAj hv h two-
are oinsrwise iumiiii.u j
ple of this county."
Those who know Judge Kirkpat-
-1. that there will be no
An employment bureau on a small
scale is the latest activity of the Da'.
las Commercial club. The suggestion
was made by N. L. Guy that any time
Polk county people want help they
should phone to the secretary of the
club and have the job recorded and
any time a job is wanted the appli
cant should be directed to the club
office, which would thus be in a posi
tion to act as a clearing house and
be of service to both parties. This
plan has been recommended by the
National organization of commercial
clubs and will be started by Mrs.
The Commercial club practically
decided to move into the Uglow
building across the street from the
present quarters, at its meeting
Thursday night. It was thought .best
to have more room for arranging dis
plays and to make possible the clo3-"
er union between the fair association
and the commercial elub, as Mrs. Bra
den acts as secretary of both organ
izations. The committee on city and
county affairs was given charge of
the matter, with power to act. There
was no opposition to the move at the
meeting, although Tracy Staats stated
that Mr. O. C. Smith of the Orpheum
theater, had offered to donate to the
club the use of one of his front of
fices. The members appreciated Mr.
Smith's attitude and generosity but
thought it best to have the larger
quarters, where the fair association
equipment could be stored and- where
a permanent window display could be
A communication was read from W.
H. Paulhamus of the Puyallup and
Summer Fruitgrowers' association at
Puyallup, Washington, whieh prom
ised the local club that Dallas would
be carefully considered by the com
pany when a valley cannery was de
cided upon. This will probably be in
the near future?
The financial committee reported
that the club seemed to be on a firm
er financial basis this year than ev
er before and that merchants are
taking a more sympathetic attitude
with the club's work this year. Two
thousand dollars have been pledged
in monthly payments.
SECOND INSTITUTE HELD.
100 Teachers Gathered at Monmouth
The second Polk county teachers'
local institute was held Saturday at
the Monmouth Normal with about 100
teachers in attendance. The school
was kept in session that day, by ar
rangement with President Ackerman,
and the work of the institute was that
of observing how things are done at
Following the chapel exercises at
9-30 President Acfeerman gave an ad
dress of welcome and Superintendent
Crowley responded. At noon the
domestic science department, undei
Miss Butler, served lunch to the vis
itors At 1:30 Miss Hoham, musi
cal director, gave an appreciative les-
ROADMASTER STARTS WORK ON
POLK COUNTY APPROACH
Work Will Be Rushed In Order To
Relieve Situation Until Bridge
Contract Is Let. ,
bridge for years to come
passes the senate.
"REDEEMING LOVE" TONIGHT.
Kathlyn Williams Has Leading Role
In Good Picture.
In the full glory of a beauty that
is queenly, enhanced oy inxunou. .
roundings, the finest settings that
Morosco-Paramount has. ever prorue
ei, Miss Kathlyn Williams in "Re
deeming Love" "ed the
greatest screen production of he. re.
Tt i. tru v a wonder story
debut in support 01 rnu
i the Famous Players adaptation of
n.mJ Cilv," makes nu nri
.I.. u;ii ; .n for moraine exercises in a sen
li. iuc u ; ... j troinine
using the viciroia " l",r
department children. Later Miss Tay
lor, physical director, gave a most
interesting program in the chapel
which included all grades and dem
onstrated the child's appreciation foi
musie by the use of the -victrola.
AT SHOW LIKELY.
Pont Te Discuss Feas-
board i ' the Oregon
' aso'iation. of
?nn of " rydale is
a Moroseo star in this
TO RUN INDEPENDENCE FERET
David Dnval Given Contract bj
nt-r Conrt: Seven Bid
Rpvn men snbmitted bids to the
.tv court for running the ferry
at Independence for the ensuing year.
.m..ition was keener than ever be-
. n.: U Dnval had the k
est bid, 67.50 per month and all light
CBfc 1-J th svun-
, mil was Iwvqvu -
"Tt'he bond was set at $1000.00.
Grge Wilson bid $70,
ueo?. . HO. Willi
and tomorrow 11 1
fir. vet $80. WilU
B Jones Ol MOUmuum t- r pro..iu.."...
A ferry has been chosen as the
means of relief for people who must
have access to the Salem markets.
Arrangements have been made for an
approach and fcriy landing on the
west side 01 the river, and construc
tion has been started. The entire dis
tance from the end of the old bridsre
will be planked right down to the
water s edge,
The date of the official opening and
starting of the ferry is not far dis
tant, according to Waldo Finn, road-'
master. The work will be rushed so
as to have it ready as soon as pos
sible for the relief of the situation
in West Salem.
It is probable that two ferries will
soon be in operation. Polk county
has agreed to pay for an approach on
the west side of the river on proper
ty owned by Joseph H. Albert and
Paul Wallace, and the approach on
the Marion county side will be be
tween Court and Chemeketa streets
on property owned by the Spaulding
Captain Mitchell, a Portland man,
has intimated that he will install a
ferry and the Salem Ferry confpany
is sure to operate. It is understood
that the Salem company will use the
cable method, while the Portland firm
will not make use of a cable. It is
probable that the ferries will be in
operation in a few days.
The city council of Salem has pass
ed an ordinance licensing a ferry at
a nominal sum. Stipulation was made
that the ferry company must comply
with regulations of the government
concerning ferries. The Salem Ferry
company's proposition as submitted
to the Marion and Polk county courts
provides for a boat 25 by, 86 feet, to
be run on a cable from theT:oot of
Court street to the old landing on
the Polk county side. The boat is
to be propelled by a 50 horsepower
gasoline launch. No guarantee of the
amount of business to be done is ask
ed. The schedule of .prices filed in
the application to both the county
courts are as follows: Foot passen
gers, 5 cents; single rigs, 15 cents;
double rigs, 20 cents; small autos,
15 cents; automobiles, 25 cents;
trucks 25 cents. The main object in
putting in the ferry is not to accom
modate foot passengers, but to give
some means by which the regular au
tomobile and trade traffic between tne
two counties may be carried on.
The proposition was satisfactory to
both courts and it is assured that
one ferry, at least, will begin opera
tions, in the immediate future.'
Replots Floor Space in Pavilion.
More inquiries concerning the ag
ricultural exhibits for this year's
state fair have been received than ev
er before at this time of year, ac
cording to Secretary Lee of the State
Fair board. Mrs. Winnie Braden,
newly chosen superintendent of the
pavilion, spent Monday in Salem re
plotting this pavilion with Secretary
Lee. The space for each county has
been made uniform, 20 feet by 20
feet. Heretofore, some counties have
had space and a half and some not
any, but from all appearances every
county in the state will have an ex
hibit this year. Mrs. Braden expects
to round up the slower counties in
eastern and southern Oregon later in
Ferry dais Minstrel s Success.
The members of Perrydale high
school gave a minstrel show at Per
rydale, on Saturday evening. Per
rydale displayed high class talent,
and tha minstrel waa the decided suc
cess. Fred B. West of this erty gave
a short skit entitled "Wedding
Bells," which was the hit of the even
ing His solo, "I Wsnt. Yawn," w
enjoyed. He waa accompanied by
Bill CaldwelL Boy Miller directed
the Perrydale orchestra, which favor
1 the audience with a number ol se-
A remarkable feature or tbis pia.v ran ?.o, ni befool. The total receipts were ap-
ww. at the Orpt-.eumton.gat Rickm $80 U UMt er ,35. Misses Dorothy
siuivu - - . . f an an. 1
tie piunue vi ,
t I"' anient in thejlTd light repair, or $960 per year
pk drsmatie'action of this comic? j and no rerrs.
and all upseep or m)ut ..tded.
LINCOLN'S BIETHDAT NOTED.
Mra. Braden Member Fair Board.
w T--.mmM FanPTlEU S "
Parker Reappoint Tnit Jl f Polk J
PCcoo,.y eour. is. respited ber of the Po h
-I ..(rTOr. I m SU J
. . O r-.WV C T T till mr " '
I!:?" . : submitted to .be 1
- ... , nf the eouniy
fill the vacancy.
W. V. Fuller was
another term oa the
Post Office, County Offices, and Banks
vt.nUv wtm the anniversary of
iki,m IJneoln's birthday.
The Dallas postoffiee, banks and
offices of Polk eoanty officials were
elosed in honor of the great humani
tarian. Pastors all over the land
commemorated his birth Sunday with
fitting eulogies. All agree that ' ' Hon
est Abe" was truly a great man and
most thinkers attribute his greatness
to bis love ot a square deal and hu
"Physically, mentally, morally,
Abraham Lincoln was well born. John
L. Griffin says: "The blood of the
Puritan and cavalier mingled in him-
the blood of the Quaker, the planter,
the pioneer. and in the mingling the
best qualities of each continued so
that strength., and gentleness, majes
ty and grace, tolerance fini firmness
were all blended in his wondrous
Lincoln was logically the father of
the Republican party by Virtue of his
statesmanship and honest concern foi
a square deal for all.
G. A. R. Is Grateful
At the last meeting of the U. S.
Grant post of the G. A. R. a vote of
thanks was extended to Captain Staf
rin, for the work of renovating and
decorating of the Grand Army hall.
And also for the furniture donated
by the P. S. Greenwood post.
Mr. and Mrs. Stafrin Entertain.
Mr. and Mrs. Conrad .Stafrin were
hosts at a dinner party Sunday in
honor of Mrs. Martha B. Stafrin 's,
Mrs. Frank Brobst's and Miss Mil
dred Stafrin 's birthdays. At noon a
most delicious luncheon was served to
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Layher, Mrs.
Ida Manston, Mr. Mose Manston, and
Miss Ruby Stafrin.
WILL PLAY MULTNOMAH
DALLAS FIVE AFTER CHAMP
IONSHIP SATURDAY NIGHT
Lieutenant Chenoweth Is Advised To
Allow Game In Armory; Looked
Doubtful For a While.
ELECTRIC TRAINS SOON
BELIEVED WEST SIDE LINES
READY BY APRIL 1.
Trainmen Say New Schedules Are Be
ing Worked Out By Company
For That Date.
If Espee trainmen know what they
are talking about the west side South
ern Pacific electric division will be
gin operation from White -.si to Cor
vallis on or shortly after the first
of April. According to their stories
traffic officials are now working out
a new time card to go into effect on
that date when it is believed all the
niachiaery will be in readiness for
running the electric trains.
Word from Independence states
that everything wilt be in- readiness
there for the electrical operation by
the first of March. The power lines
have all been completed through to
Corvallis and the company is ritiw
erecting the lead line which is to sup
dIv electricity from Salem. Practi
cally all that remains to be done is
the installation Ol macmnery in mc
sub-stations. This is what has delay
ed the opening, but the machinery
will soon be shipped from Schnectady,
N. Y., officials are advised. It will
take about two weeks to place this
machinery will be in readiness for
No arrangements have yet been
made by the company for electrifying
the 4-mile section Detween ueriingBr
Junction and Dallas.
That big basketball game of the
season will be played in the armory
Saturday night, all right.
Lieutenant Chenoweth reoeived
word from Acting Adjutant-General
Wood, who is stationed at Portland,,
advising him to allow the game to be
played in the armory. It looked
doubtful Saturday whether the game
could be played or not. The first
military order received was to have
the armory and its equipment policed
and the next was that no one should
use the armory unless Lieut. Cheno
weth, the commanding officer, was
there in person. He readily consent
ed to this and attends practice each
The Dallas team is preparing for
revenge for the 12 to 11 defeat hand
ed them by Multnomah quintet a week ,
ago Saturday. Two combinations
were tried out against the second
team at last night's practice. One
was the old one: Fenton, center;
Boydston and Woods, forwards; and
Shaw and Matheny, guards. The new
one switched- "Peabo" Shaw in at
his old stand in the center ring, Carl
Fenton going to left forward, and
Woods to guard. The plan being to
have Matheny do the bulk of the de
fensive work and give Woods a
chance to slip down from guard and
score. It has not been decided which
system will be used, maybe both will
be tried out in the game.
Multnomah may use the same strat
egy, sending Dewey from forward to
guard and playing Captain Sharpe at .
forward. Sharpe did not play against
Dallas when the locals invaded Port
land but close foUowens of the Mult- .
nomah team think this change will '
make the scoring machine mor ef- .
fective. Dewey is a hard man for a
forward to handle; he is fast and a
Manager Gooch is preparing for a
record crowd; the game is being ad
vertised in neighboring towns and
Multnomah will probably get up a
special train for the trip. Seats are
on sale at Stalnn's Drug store.
HURT IN SMASH UP.
Mrs. J. F. Chamberlin Was In Cart
Strnck By Auto.
xr J V rhpmherlain su1nn in-
r Vi or arm nnd hio Sunday eT-
J 111 ICO I -
ening when the cart in which she and
Mr. Chamberlain were nuinz w
struck by the auto of W. R. Graham
of the Monmouth garage. The aeci
j. (..nrufroui at 6 o'clock .tear the
Clifford place, just east of tLe city
on the Monmouth roan, u was mus
ed by the reflection of a city light on
the auto windshield, ine rnn -
k f-nm Kohind. the irr'i net tear-
OLI Ul. . . " . -
ing off one of the whes's and break
ing the shafts. Mr. cn imoer.ia
AirUe Parent-Teacher Meeting.
Th. nxt meetinr of the Airlie Par-
entent-Teacher association will be
held at the school doom on Saturdav,
February 17. The program is to be
on and oatriotie sones
have been arranged for the meeting.
The Elkins Parent-Teacher associa
tion has been invited to take part in
it Prof. Pittman ot the Monmonu.
v.-.i nm an address at tbe At
kins meeting last Friday afternoon.'.
Says Hotel Wffl Stay Open.
v Khnll of Portland, owner of
it- T-.n.nail tintfl bnildinC U S
visitor here on Sunday. He savs hat j
it is his retention t keep tii n-,
perial open at all tiroes, be" '""h. :
Mr. Shall is manager 01 iw
land Flooring Mills at Portlai l
Fruitgrowers To Hear From Cannery
Fruitgrowers of Polk county wm
hoar the wants of the 'cannery, oper
ated by Hunt Brothers at Salem, and
the prices the company is willing 10
pay for each variety of fruit and ber
ry Saturday afternoon, at two o'
clock in the court house. W. G. Al
len will speak to the members or the
association and others interested at
that time. Secretary Frank Brown
of the association urges all those con-.
templating the culture 01 strawuer
ries, raspberries and blackberries, es
pecially, to hear Mr. Allen's talk. He
will also describe the various kinds
of contracts the company will be will
ing to sign with the producer. The
Hunt Brothers' cannery at San Fran
cisco is. one of the largest on the
Pacific coast; the Salem eannery is
Shortage No Longer Felt
The Southern Pacific ear shortage,
which affected Dallas shippers to a
considerable extent during the past
few months, has practically cleared
so far as this locality is concerned,
according to statement of Southern
Pacific Agent Woods. The Dallas sta
tion has only one order, given pre
vious to January 1st, which has not
yet been filled. Current business is
being tan care of in good shape.
Will Put on Ante Delivery.
Cornelius Steingard baa purchased
a Ford auto which be is having eon
verted into a delivery truck to han
dle the delivery business he is no
doing for various Dallas stores. He
expects to pat on the truck about the
first of next month, and will prob
ably get another ear for the same pur
pose in the near luiure, u ""
Piaaecki WIS Report Disloyalty.
All district attorneys ot the state
ineloding E. K. Piasecki of Polk
county, have received instructions
from the U. a. district attorney,
Portland, to look out for eases of ex
pressions of disloyalty to the United
gules and report them to him at
bearinc anything in
dicating that the German empire has
the preference over the U. 8. in their
loyalty should report to the district
attorney at once. Thas far no re
port have teen made.
Kepresen- the Fruitro