* Ih» "Classified" column of th« Harald contain* much valuable reading. ML ^rott Wralò O — Subscription, $1.00 a Year. LENTS, MULTNOMAH CO., OREOON, THURSDAY, AUDITOR COR REGIS STATEMENT LENTS FIRM MS- POSES Of BUSINESS Alleged Economies In Conduct of Commissioners Offices are Shown to be Wrong. High Salaried Bosses Make Big Hauls. day evening to have the news spread APRIL 23, 1914. THE THREE MUSKETEERS. la-nta |>eople was surprised last Tues It ha* been stated at various time* during the winter and spring that the record* of the county oourt would show remarkable ecouomie* in the manage ment ol county affair*. •hown how very It ha* been materially lea* the county waa paying tor taxa* thia year around town that Kay burn A Hon* had sold their huaineM to Katxky Bros. The sale was ina<le with the understanding that lit« linn quit buaineaa at once. The Stock will tie disfKMed of by Katzky’s, an<l the Rayburn* will enter mm« otlier field of activity. Tlw firm has done a flne buaineaa for several year* and after such atrenuou* busineaa activity and mu-ceas tiiey are in a position to take a "lay off" for a while, and aaMr. Rayburn says, he intrmia to loaf around town aa long as he pl«-«««* GIANTS DEFEAT UNION Mf AT COMPANY have been kept within narrower bound*. True, county taxes thi* year ar* not quite eo high thl* year aa laet, but the ■um total ol county taxa* and state The Giant* again added another vic taxea ia conaiderahly higher, and know ing that thia would be true it appear* tory to their belt* Hunday when they to a good many people that the tax took the last t nioa Meat Co. down the Many fast tbia year might have been kept down line with a ecore of 5 to 2. about $50U,(On by going a little Hower and sensational play* were pulled off on road Improvement* until the burden along with the flne work of both of etale tax had t>een lifted. Why un pitchers, The feature* of the game wa* dertake *o much , at one timef Why I the excellent work of both out field*, not dispose of th« at ate burden and then j They pulled off *ome of the faateet go after the new county improvment*? work ever seen <>n the l-ents grounds. Cye Webb was there in hi* usal form The Columbia highway i* not a neeeee- ity though It will be a valuable addition sticking in the benders in big league to the county** wealth and attraction*. ' form. Ed Wise pitched a nice game A comparison ol figure* recently but the Giant* were a little too strong Htrike out* by Webb 0, by published by the county auditor dia- lor him cloeee several intereetinv thing*, relative ¡Wise 8. Hits off Wise 7, off Webb, 8. Errors by Meat Co. 4, by Giants 4. tn the county lartn. Next Hunday the Giant* play the fast First ft month* of 1912, gro- eerie* and supplie* ............... $25,116.77 Overlooks. The Overlooks are a fast Second 0 month* of 1912, bunch and they are coming out to get groceries and supplie*............ 19,206.04 the Giants scalps. So a good fast game Total for year 1912........... $44,324.81 is assured. First 6 month* of 1913, Im- Lineup, Union Meat Co: Dorney, provemet* . ........................... $1,700.00 third base; Jipay, right field; Hoyt, First 8 month*, groceries first base; Emricb, catcher; Nelson, and supplies..........................- 23,371.7® second base; Hharkey, short stop; .Mil Total for flrat 8 months, ton, center Held ; Wise, pitcher; Power*, 1913 ....................................... - $25,071.76 left field. Lent* Giants: Gulliford, Second ft month* of 1913, right field; Mascot, short stop; W. Improvement*... .................... 1,700 00 Webb, center field ; Jamieon, third base; Second 8 month* of 1913 Berry, Ifft field; Wank, second base; groceries and supplie* ........ 31,971 37 A. Ro'»"4, first base; B. Boland, catch Total for second 8 month«, er; E. V. ebb, pitcher. 1913 ........................ $33,671.37 -------------- ------------------ Total for veer 1913 ........... $58,743.12 LINCOLN REPUBLICAN CLUB In the Oregonian of April 19, 1914, WILL HOLD MEETING Mr. Holman set* up the claim of saving more than $4,O>i between June and December of la*t year. Sow a very The second meeting of the Lincoln brief examination of the table will die Republican Club will be held this even clone that the total expenditure* of the ing at Lenta, and at the school house. county farm for 1912 wa* $44,324 Hl and The Club will continue the meetings for 1913 it waa $88,743.12. That i* a each Monday and Thursday evening monthly average ol $3,993.73 in 1912 and until after primary election. Every $4,895.20 in 1913, and an average in body is invited to attend, irrespective of crease per month of $1201.53. It will party. be objected that a part of thi* increaae waa due to improvement*. The month Lents Fuel Co. Expand ly average lor improvement* wa* The l^nts Fuel Co. ha* been making $2*3 33. Take that from the $1201.53 and you alilll have $918.31 in excess some improvemets this last week. The monthly over last year in the mainten company has l>een using a rented tarn up to this time and now they have ance of the (arm alone. We have a county surveyor in thi* built their own and it is worth seeing. county and he i* paid (or doing the The floo-a are solid concrete, laid to county road work. Under Mr. Holman’s drain into a convenient cee* pool and "economic" plan the county surveyor thq place can be washed and scrubbed ha* l>een relieved ol hi* job and especial out dally. The stalls are double floored set of surveyor* have been maintained and they have water | iped Into the It will be so bandy that lor month* at flgnrea that are really in run way. teresting in comparison with the up "Bill" ia thinking of moving into one keep of the regular surveyor’* office of the stalls himself. The mo v will take care of a couple of loads of hay and force. Take for inetance the past (our a convenient grain box will complete the arrangement. month* : To say the owner* are pleased with 1914, 8. C. Lancaster and crew. Columbia River County and -raw their new building is putting it mildly. Surveyor* Bill ha* been sitting up nights telling Highway $ 187 50 the "boys" all about it, and he ha* a January............. $ 1,718.78 200.115 right to say anything he want* to »ay February.......... 2,879 50 226 10 March................ 3,058 04 The barn is p* in ted red. 304.80 April ................ 3,931.74 $ 898.H5 Total................. $11.380.0ft Thirteen carload* of household goods, Mr. Lancaster i* supposed to draw representing the belongings of fifteen $15 per day, as consulting engineer. In families, have been received at Bend January he drew $390; Feburary, 430; within the past few weeks. Six car- March, 449.95; April, eo far, 40ft 45. loada were received in February, and Kansas Society Will Meet The regular monthly meeting of the Kansas Society of Oregon will meet at Aliskey hall, 3rd and Morriaon, Friday evening. Al) member* and former Kansan* are invited to attend “Curfew Must Rinf” The city council recently passed a new curfew ordinance and children under 18 years of age, must be off the street by 9 p. m., nnles* accompanied by parent*. The police department I* instructed to inforce the ordinance and it ia probable eome of the young ele ment will have a chance to test the strong arm of a policeman. I according to present indications April will break ail records. The newcomers are all families in good circumstances, with complete outfits of fanning implements and supplies. One farmer brought his own well drilling outfit, ! and among their other possessions is some of the beat stock seen in Central | Oregon. ___________________ Plan* for corn show* to be held next Fall and Winter are now being made by official* of the O. W. II. & N. Ry. at the same time the seed corn is being distributed among the farmers of the state. Cash prises from $5 to $25 will be offered, the entries to vary from the best single ear of corn to the product of the best acre, with boy growers given special inducements to Mr. Fish of Haginaw Heights, who compete. It is stated by those in suffered a broken ankle, ia in the (rood charge of the project that this year’s Samaritan Hospital again. The accident acreage will be ten time* that of last year. happened at the 8. P. Yards. BURNING PERMITS MUSI BE St CURT D For the convenience of local citizens the right to issue burning permit* hai been given to Frank Rayburn. Chief of the Lent* Volunteer Fire Department. The new ordinance, No. 24014, that cover* this makes it unlawful for any person to light or kindle a bonfire, for the purpose of consuming waste material in the open air within the City of Port land either on Public Streets, Public ground, or private property without , first obtaining a written permit The | penalty aa declared by thia ordinance for any violation of same is punishme nt bv a fine not exceeding $500, or by imprisonment not more than 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. than teat, but it ha* not been ahown al to how varv materially It might (till Vol. 12. BOLD BAD BOYS GET A HEARING It doesn't always pay to be Kmart. At leaxt so two of tlie lx-nt> lx>yn learned I last Thursday evening. Chad Allie and —Kessler in New York Evemoo Sun. Our Representative Timber Under this head we intend to run a little news each week concerning the men who would represent us at the State Capitol next winter. We have invited a legislature candidates to of himself, in the Cuban war; served in some the Phillipinee, returning to Portland column. in 1899. He studied law at th* Uni number tell thing ol tbemselve* in this Few of them have reeponded. They versity school, wa* admitted in 19(4*; •eem to think the Invitation has a waa elected to the legislature the same string to it. We want it distinctly un year, being chairman of the committee derstood that the invitation anticipated on printing. In June 19u9 he was ap no further obligation from the candi pointed Register of the U. 8. Land date, and that it wa* extended for his Office at Lakeview, returning to Port- own benefit and that of the public. ' land July laet. Other* wil; follow next week. He favors consolidation of board*, The candidates have told their own and tax reduction : fewer laws, quarter- stories—Ed. , ly tax payment, corrective laws for ; state criminals, economically supervised R. M. Burley, Candidate for Re per manent highways, easy payment publican nomination for State Repre for state lands, sentative, is 29 year* old. Wa* born in the State of North Dacota and received F. M. DeNeffe was oom in Iowa, hi* education at the uuiveraitv of that lived on a farm in Washicgton, gradu state. Spent four years in the state ated from the Spokane high school in auditor's office ami school land depart 1901 and came to Portland that year. ment of the said state. Came to Port He graduated from Ann Arbor Law land five vears ago. Attorney, snd for school in 1906, return»! to Oregon, four years President of the Multnomah settling at Eugene, bnt moved to Port Abstract Company. Pay* taxes in six land in 1909. He was chief clerk of the different counties in Oregon. Senate Railroad Committee, 1907, and in 1909 chief clerk of the Senate Judi Robert C. Wright, Republican Candi ciary Committee of the Oregon Legisla He is a tax payer in several date for Repreeeiative, Multnomah ture. He County. In Oregon since 1888, prac counties, incuding Multnomah. ticed law in Portland 24 year*. Always approve* of lower taxee, semi-annual a student of public affairs and seek* payment, fewer but better laws, aboli legislative experience as a student. tion of useless commissions, economy in Never a candidate before. Programe. appropriations, a sane business like Fix responsibility on some one for legislative session. correct drafting of law*. Straighten out the tax law* and cut off taxes Ja-. W. Beveridge a self-made nun. wherever possible. Is for the few Native of California. Resident of needed laws only, without mistakes or Oregon (or over 30 years. Born on a joker*. Wants to »top the making of farm and educated in a printing office more laws and give ousine** a breathing and night school: loet both mother and spell without more legislative dictation. father before he was 9 years of age; Is married and paid about $120 taxes commenced his trade in H. 8. Crocker in 1914. He is a prominent member of A Co's printing office at 9; worked 10 Evening Star Grange. hour* a day; sttended night school from 7 till 9:30; delivered newspapers -from Conrad P. Olson, Candidate for re 10 till 12:30 p m. in order to earn election to the Legislature; I* a success enough money to keep himself and to ful attorney; born in Wisconsin, edu help support and educate two sisters. cated at Btevens Point Normal and At 19 was foreman of one of the largest Is now a University of Wisconsin through hi* printing offices in Oregon. own effort*; Ex Principal of Schools. member and Vice President of Bushong Waa connected with the Wisconsin State A Co. A member of the legislature in Civil Service Commission and observed 1907. Platform: Efficient government, honestly and economically administered. the work of two Legislature* there. Was an active and efficient worker in Semi-annual payment of taxee without the last Legislature and stands on hi* penalty or interact. Collection of taxes record there. Secured the passage of by one county officer instead of by three Reasonable re- several remedial laws and was the first officer* as at present. man to enter the race pledged for lower batch# full payment of taxee before taxes ami less law*, which hl* experi April 1st. Suppression of the pernicious ence in the legislature will enable him system of log-rolling in the Legislature. to secure. Married, and ha* a family Full publicity to all proposed legislative Permanent registra and Isa home owner; pays taxes in appropriations. tion of voter* to save cost of constant four counties in this state. re-registration. Abolition of useless O. W. Orton, attorney at 925 Yeon and wasteful commissions. John Smith ;>r<x-eeded to show the town tiiey could do a* they pleased and say any old thing they chose, and tiiey chose to -ay some tiling* that were not gentlemanly. Tom Cowing overheard ttiem and after getting a tieaping measure of abuse for advising them to keep quiet, he iiad tliem arrested and taken before the local justice. The result* wa* that the boy* are out on parole, having promised to be decent when on the street* after thi*. AN OREGON PIONEER HOME BUILDER Mr. child A. Fan no, with hi* wife and arrived in Oregon City aa an Immigrant of 1845. The wife and mother died and was buried at Oregon City. The following year, 1846, Mr. Fanno looked over the country, ■ and selected hi* claim. It was very easy to select good claim* in those day*, for Uncle Sam had a lot of available land waiting for some one to ‘‘claim" I it. Then, as now, no one man had ¡a monopoly of success. The law of compensation runs through nature everywhere, but in those pioneer days it called forth ail possible energy and I endurance. This man, one of the builders of ' "Oregon Homes", was willing to accept the “bitter with the sweet’’ and make i the best of his opportunities, and surroundings. When he moved onto his 646 acre claim, he built his log cabin on a gravely bit of plaine of perhaps two acres. This was now his home and his only companion was his little five year old son. At that time there was heavy timber all about the place which was the home of wolves, bears and panthers, they were numerous and dangerous. Mr. Fanno was seriously handicaped the ‘‘boy’’ was too small to be left alone, and it was unsafe for him to accumpany his father out in the woods, when the work of evening had to be accomplished. The only alternative, was to place this youngster up in the cabin loft and lock the door! There was an immense amount of work to do, cleaning those scree of their growth of of immense firs, and then get the soil into cultivstkm. There were seventeen seres of genuine "Beaver Dam" land on the place, the only growth on this acreage was cat-tail flags. It was a ventable swamp though and the work of draining had to be done. In "due course of time' ’ this task was completed and later waa developed into one of the best onion tracts in the state. Wonderful crops of onions have been produced yearly and are now known a* the "Fanno Onion.’’ This wss I located at a point where, the then, , newly constructed road from Oregon City to the Tualatin Plains, crosses a small stream that is known as "Fanno Creek’’, which heads near Bertha I station, flowing into a North westerly direction, snd empties into the Tualetin. The Fanno cabin was the only human ' habitation between Oregon City and the "plains" mentioned, for a distance of probably twenty miles. Oregon City in those days was the leading town of the state. At this time the road to which reference has been given, was the only one running between the Portland mountains and the Chehalen mountains, a distance of about thirty i Miles. building, was Imrn an a farm near Moline, Mich , Jan. 1874. Attended Mrs. Ernest Maas of Oregon City Mis* Carol Hogue returned to Mon country school, high school, and went spent last Thursday visiting her former mouth Oregon Inst Sunday. She will to business college in Chicrgo. Wa* a teaclier, Mrs. Hogue. Mr*. Mass wa* a graduate from there in June, and then telegraph operator, teacher, and first I student of Mrs. Hogues when she first will follow her chosen profession of lieutenant of a company he mustered came to Oregon, in 1888. teaching. z____ No. 17 PRODUCERS’ CAN NERY FOR GRESHAM Organizing a Producers’ Co-operative Association Under r-<>n$i4eratton. Also the Establishment of a Can nery to be run in Connection. A small but enthusiastic gathering of farmer* and businee* men representing Gresham, Lenta, Pleasant Valley, Gil bert, Ruseelville and Troutdale, met at * * the rooms of the Gresham Commercial Club last Monday evening for the pur pose of taking under consideration the advisability of organizing a co-operative producers’ association with a view to encourage the growing and marketing of fruits and all kinds of produce ia ear load lota. A cannery proposition has also been put up to the people of Eastern Multnomah and Clackamaa counties, which it i* proposed to ran in connection with the producers’ associa tion. It ia proposed to ornnize along iinee similar to tboee under which the Puyalup and F.agene people have at tained such remarkable results. We are told that grower* in theeecommuui- tie* are making net profit* of from ten to twenty percent on land valued at from $500 to $1000 per acre. Gresham and the country tributary ha* all the advantages for growing and marketing produce that these places posses, and some advantage* which they do not have. The (ucceeaful launching of thia en terprise will, without a doubt, solve the question of onr future prosperity; It mean* that our town* will hav* a big pay role; it mean* employment for an army of worker*; it mean* the dividing up of the large real estate bolding into email tract* with a home on each tract. When you can ebow the prospective purchaser that be can make ten per cent and more on his investment you will have no difficulty in selling $500 acre land. This institution spell* busi- nee* for everybody, men, women and children. And the way to make it a success is for everybody to put their shoulder to the wheel and push, and if necessary dig down into your pocket and put up a few plunks, they will come baca to you with a substantial in crease. Another meeting is called for Monday evening, April 27. at which this ques tion will be discussed m all its phases. It is to be hoped that every community from Portland to the Sandy river and from the Columbia to the C’scksmas will be represented by a large de legs/ tion of representative men and women. This i* your opportunity to start some thing. Get busy and tell your neigh bor* about it. Don’t forget the date. Monday evening, April 27, at Greeham Commeicial Club room*. Baseball Chatter The way Berry pulled them off the boards Sunday made the Ian* think be had wing*. 8ay did y«u notice the way Al rapped that old pill on the uoae Sunday. That boy Wank eure made some nice play* around second. They all look alike to him. The way Cye Webb was putting them over 8unday make* the fane wonder what be would really do if lie bad a real dry ball. Walter Webb cover* more ground in center field than a good fast race horse could. Captain Mascot was there Bunday in his usual form, getting about six chances without an error Jameeon wa* some busy boy on third Bunday, but Jamev should worry, it msy be dry next 8nnday. Bill Boland caught a nice game be hind the bat last 8unday. but say. Bill, what’s the matter with that old throw ing arm? Bill Gnlliford bsd some nice time cathing fly balls Sunday, but it* just like hitting them into a well when they hit to Bill. There i* one thing about Lie "ump," Mr. White when he gives a decision, that goes. Nuff said. Mike will be on the firing line lor the Gi nt* next Sunday. Clackamas county will vote on a $6<« ),000 road bond issue on May 15. One of th» proposed improvement* le the 1-enta to Oregon City rood. Rayburn A Son* hav* opened up an office on Foster Ro«I, near the Poet Office, where they will attend to clming up business affaire. Thursday the 30th will be comasemo- rated by member* of the Methodist church in lent* for being the 7tb anni versary of the founding of the church, and the 5th anniversary of the begin ning of the pastorate of Rev. Moore. Preparations are in program to make it a genuine Methodist hallelujah affair.