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LENTS, MULTNOMAH CO., OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 1915
COUNTY MULCTED OUT OF QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS
SCHOOL ELECTION HERALD OFEtRS
TIME TO WAKE UP.
MR. YEON REPORTS SERIOUS CRIME
EOR BITHULITIC DISCOVERED FRIDAY
Saturday the 18,1 to 8 d . m. the Handsome Prizes for Vacation Work-
Taxpayers Only Eligible
ers Who Need Employment Priz
Owning Property in
es Worth Any Effort They May
Anticipated Position of Roadmaster Residents oi ML Scott Admit Dis-
Shown in Matter of Recommen
position of Illegitimate Child,
Bids Strongly Favor
Bom May 9th, Died of Neglect
able to Concrete Turned Down.
and Probably Murdered.
This may, in one sense, be an inop
The next event ol the season in the
Annual school election.
It I* unfor- portune time to start a subscription
,lunate that no many election« deplete I contest but it should also be the le-st
the treasuries an<l that people have to sort ol a time. Usually there are so
I* annoyed k > often, but there are ar many attractive summer jobs that it is
gument* on the other aide of the ques
tion. The present day school election not difficult to get connected up with
dale i» general throughout the state, something that will be profitable. But
and consequently cannot accord with this summer It may be different so the
town elections which vary in time, de Herald is doing a good service to any
pending on the incor|>oratton of the 'one who is looking for a chance to make
several municipalities. Then the set
ting of the school election indejiendent a few dollars. It is offering handsome
ol other elections was supposed to pro prizes that will far exceed in value
tect it from partisanship ami political what any one who undertake* to secure
It was hoped that school them would he likely to earn if they
elections would be more prominent If were to work at mere day wage.
There are always people who want a
the election of school officers were made
the only Issue, instead of making tbeir good piano. Even if you did not want
election a minor part of some larger I it yourself a piano is something that
can l>e converted into cash and a four
hundred dollar piano for six weeks work
About the moat important feature of
would be exceedingly good pay for a
the present election date is the qualifi
summer’s work. It would exceed in
cation of voters, and in cities of the
first class, the additional duties that I value returns anything likely to lie
have been added to the office ot di earned by any young person in the
county, in double or quadruple the
rector. The last legislature passed a
time. This pisno is one of the finest
law that eliminates the annual lax levy
the Herald has ever offered. Indeed
ing meeting, heretofore held in Port
we think it is the very best, fine
land in December. The meeting had
mahogany case, excellent tone, and ot a
grown to lie a failure owing to the un-
that will tit into any parlor and
weildy sire of the attendance.
help to make the home attractive. It
choosing a director this time the people
is on exhibit at the home of the Holt
chooee a man to whom will be delegat
Piano Company, 333 Morrison street,
ed the authority to levy ths annual
and if you are interested you matlcall
school tai, at least be will be one of
there and see it. It will be on exflbit
the Ove who will decide on that assess- at the Herald office after July tirstM
As second prizes the Herald will offer
As to the qualification of voters, it is
two free tripe to the Panama Pacific
to tie regretted that Oregon still clings
Exhibition, at Frisco, sufficient to make
to a property qualification of voters at
a week's stay at a reasonable priced
school elections. If your name does
note!. Or if the wintier prefers >50 in
not appear on the tax roll, or if you
gold they may have their choice.
c^iuot show that it should, by owning
The third prizes will be >25 in gold.
property or being a partner in taxable
Lull details of the plan of procedure,
values you are disqualified to vote. The
nomination blanks, rules, etc., will be
mere fact that a woman is wife to a
seen on the Hlh page of this issue of the
property owner does not qualify her; or
Herald. Don’t fail to read the expla
that a man's wife has property in her
nation all over in full and if you want
name does not qualify him as a voter.
i to enter into it send us word at once.
The records must show that the deed is
If you know of some one who would
in the name of both.
lie a good nominee for the contest send
Persons claiming property on con
in the name and that will count 40<0 votes
tract cannot vole, unless the contract is
as a starter. Don't neglect this as a
recorded and the property is assessed to
little delay might mean a lot to your
the person paying on it.
In fact ac
favored candidate. Begin today and
cording to the law the deed does not
you will not regret the effort.
have anything to do with it, the whole
question involving about your status
on the tax roll.
Psrhape you have
your property held jointly and you pay
the tax in your own name. Better call
the Assessor up and see if both man
and wife are credited with the property
John H. Montonye, a young man who
on the assessment roll, if you want to
baa been staying at his father's place
Thus this will be an annual election. near Sycamore got himself into trouble
The candidates for dirsctors are Dr. Monday morning. He wanted to go to
Sommers, the present incumbent, and Portland and asked his father for some
Mr. 8. P. Lockwood, a prominent busi money. The father was suspicous of
ness man of the town and a man of ex i his son and declined to assist him. The
cellent standing. The substantial dif son started off threatening to get it any
ference in the two candidates as to views way. He met two neighbors on the
relative to school matters is that Mr. road and asked them both for a quarter
Lockwood favor* strong support for the , each and got it. and then he approached
city superintendent, and large powers a man by the name of Braswell near
He first questioned
for his office.
Dr. Sommer's attitude jjenne Station.
ba* iieeri of a negative nature. Roth Bramwell about having money, and
candidates agree on the »election of a when he admitted having some he drew
highly qualified men for the office of a revolver and ordered him to band it
city superintendent but they disagree as over. Braswell had an umbrella handy
to hie duties in selection of teachers. * and struck Montonye and a struggle
The difference in views seems to be ensued during which the revolver w « b
distinct and there should lie no mistake discharged and Braswell's son, 17 years
on the part of any one who attemps to | of age, was shot in the leg. Montonye
went on to the county hospital and re
ported that the Braswells attacked him
with the umbrella, driving him away,
and the shot was fired while he was
After almost a week of work on the ? What is believed to be one of the moet
bids for the propoted road improve serious crimes ever committed in South
ments the hundred or more bids have eastern Portland was discovered last
been tabulated and that Commissioners Friday when information which has
and Roadmaster and District At orney been in |H>aseseion of the authorities,
held a conference Tuesday afternoon was substantiated by the finding of the
and went over the various offers. Some
exceptionally good offers have been ■ lexly of the child in a shallow grave in
made. By far the cheapest paving ever a raspberry patch near the home of Mrs.
offeiWi in this counly have lieen made Beseie L. Fowle. 3411 54th St. S. E. The
and there is no question that the county child is said to be the grandchild of Mrs.
has it in its reach to save all tne way
Fowle by her daughter Harriett, and
from >2< 0,000 to $250,0o0 and perhaps
Don Duffield of 59th avenue and 59th
more on the work.
S. E. All the persons named,
Two main companies bid on practical
ly the entire job, the Warren Construc Mrs. Fowle, Harriett Fowle, Don Duf
tion Company and the Montague- field and Mr. and Mrs. A darn Wolfe,
O’Riellv. In spite of the advantage son-in-law and daughter of Mrs. Fowle,
offered by the Montague-O’Rielly Com- have been taken into custody and are
j pany of >140,000 on concrete as laid in held in jail for want of bail, charged
Washington, and an additional saving with murder in the second degree. Pend
: of about >40,</ j 0 on crushed rock and of ing the collection of information a charge
| approximately >280,000 on non-patented of concealing a death was placed against
i bithulitic, Roadmaster
Yeon has them. Later Mrs. Fowle admitted the
—Bartholomew in Minneapolis Journal.
j recommended to the commissioners that disposition of the child and other mem
the entire job except a small section on bers of the family were implicated. It
the Columbia Highway, which he sug is probable that Wolfe *nd his wife had
gests be laid in brick and about a mile nothing to do with thg crime but their
of the Capita) Hill road be concrete, knowledge of its having been committed
be let to the Warren Construction Com will involve them in a£ninor way.
pany. That would mean about 60 miles
Dr. Robt. G. Hat! performed an
of Warrenite, a mile of brick, a mile of autopsy on the child ¿Saturday and came
concrete, some wood block, and other to the conclusion (hat the child died
The awarding of road contracts was made Thursday morning. i things in an experimental way.
from etrangulation^everal hours after
Altho the Commissioners knew that a big delegation of people from It is a safe bet that the awarding of ita. birth.
the country were coming in to support concrete they hurried their the contract to the Warren Construc Mrs. Fowl« ga^Aas her reasons for
decisions and made the awards before the very people who came tion Company will cause one of the disposing of the cbjki that she could not
to present their wishes. They werit *uusy all night Wednesday biggest stinks that have ever been take care of it. The is the mother of
stirred up in the county. If it goes to
children and is a poor woman. She
night making final decisions and then changed some of them before them it will be because of the frame-up ten
has been conducting a small confection
making the awards. Reports were circulated that Powell Valley, that has long been believed to exist be ery at 4121 Fiftieth street. Her hus
Foster, Capitol Hill and Canyon Road were to go concrete. The tween Roadmaster Yeon, Mr. Holman, band, Wm. Fowle, has been conducting
commissioners excuse themselves for the change by saying that a a number of the financiers of the county a store at Friday, Washington. He
who hope to break even for the time came Saturday to look after the family.
petition from the Gresham City Council changed their views on ' they
spent in getting this piece of work
Their home on 54th street has been
Powell Valley. Benson probably changed their views on Canyon. before the people. There is evidence under mortgage until a couple of weeks
By the awards the County is roundly beaten out of $240,000 and enough loose around the county to ago when it was paid off. They seem
probably more. .Just as good a pavement could have been laid for show that the Warren people have felt to be a hard working family and the
a sum approximately $248;000 less money and the only thing the for some time that they had everything father is greatly depressed on account of
just their way. They would not the affair. Shortly after the officers
commissioners could offer in opposition to the award was that the eeming
have expressed themselves as they took the family in charge the home
Warren Construction Company threatened to sue on account of have unless they had had an under- caught fire and was completely des
their claimed patents. The District Attorney has on file over derstanding with some of the officials troyed. No explanation can be given
thirty similar cases where the Warrens have withdrawn their suits. I in regard to results. The only question for this. Two of the children were
As to the guarantees given, the county pays additional 2 1-2 cents that they have had in mind about caret! for by the officers of the juvenile
they would get tne contract court.
a square yard for maintenance for ten years. The county pays the whether
was the one of raising the funds. When
Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe have lieen re
maintenance and it could have easily saved $60,000 on this by the bonds were voted they were very leased on >500 bond.
taking the lower bid and providing its own maintenance.
safe as to results and they would have
had little trouble if the farming people
of the county, urged by the Herald, had
not done a little first hand investigat
ing. It did not take much to discover
that the thing might be done better and
cheaper in some other way. But the
Lents was visited by anotlier fire last
People in the vicinity of 6923 Fifty
Tom Cowing—our Tom—is getting to farmers who have given the matter
ninth Ave., 8. E. were aroused at 0:30 be some sleuth. Tom was out to the any thought have very decided views Friday evening. This time a small
house at 9617 belonging to the Bright
Wednesday morning with the cries of county farm Monday morning and in opposition to asphaltic pavements on Realty Co., was the sufferer, being
account of tbeir being soft and heavy
distress from the home of Chas. I.. when on the wav back was hailed by «
in the warm season, and hard and slip burned to the ground. The loss was
Duboraw, a carpenter and painter. It couple of fellows near Fairview. They pery when the roads are cool or wet or about >275.
A fire at 3624 east 49th street the
was discovered that Duboraw had offered him fifty cents to go back to the frosty.
same evening destroyed the house of
struck his wife with a hammer, hie Rose City car line where they claimed
Mrs. Chas. Pleiter. Her house caught
youngest child, and had then tried to to have a car waiting. When they got
from an adjacent building which was
kill himself by cutting his throat with
burned down. Mrs. Pleiter thinks the
a razor. The police department was to the end of the line they proposed to
other bouse was set on tire. She says
notified and the wounded people were go on into town. When they reached
there was indication of coal oil being
all hurried to the hospital.
Mr- 28th street they passed a saloon and
used ami that »tie saw a man leave th«*
Dulioraw wan found not seriously proposed to stop. They paid Tom in
The afternoon session of Lents Grange premises. These fires occurred during
wounded. The daughter was in the dimes and nickels and gave him a tip
worst condition, while the man has a besides. The appearance of so many was devoted principally to a musical se- the time of the parad«*s down town on
good chance to recover.
nickels made Tom suspicious. He con letion, a couple of drills by school child Frifay evening, when many of the local
The affair seems to have developed nected up the peculiar conduct of the ren under the direction of Mies Chap people were away.
from the man’s inability to secure men and grew doubly sure he 1 ad made man and a lengthy dissuasion of various
lie has lieen greatlv worried a strike so he reported the men to processes of canning fruit by Prof.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Rotan returned
about it and as a consequence it is Deputy McCullough
lleputy Griffin from the Agricultural College. Wednesday night from Bkamokama,
proliable that his mind was affected. It Nicholson. The men were found in a This discussion was devoted larirely to Wash., where thev attended the funer
seems, too, that he has been having Grand avenue rooming house and ar developing an interest in canning clubs al of their relative, Mr. E. 8 Hampeon.
some domestic troubles, probably due rested and are being held'for trial. and was a disappointment to many of The funeral which was well attended,
to the nerve recking experience of being There is reason to believe they are the those present as they expected to hear was held in the Skanrmkana M. E.
so nearly destitute. He seems to have men who robbed an Oregon City elec a pointed talk on methode of canning. Church and was in charge of the
Mr. Lockwood was present and by in Grange at that place. Mr. Hampson
been afraid of his own conduct and tric train Sunday evening.
If it is
tried last night when visiting his proven they are the men Tom will take troduction by Dr. Hess was invited to was well and favorably known, being a
mother to get her to go home with him all his friends for a free trip over fhe talk for a short time and he gave a con prominent dairyman and president of
but she did not go. It is raid that he Columbia Highway for the job will net cise statement of his views on the duties the Skamokama creamery.
first struck his wife with his haud and him about >6o. It is peculiar about of a school director.
Mr. Darnal) gave a brief review of the
that he then hit her with a hammer. Tom's luck.
The West Coast Life Insurance Com
month’s progress on the road improve
She dodged anil by so doing probably
pany has opened up local offices in the
saved her life. That he did not attack
A. D. Kenworthy and wife rejoice in
Yott Building. The company recently
the other child seems a mystery.
the birth of an eight pound daughter.
absorbed the San Francisco Life in
Friday the 11th. Mr. Kenworthy al
surance Company. The local branch
Three (mints bandy from which alarms ready begins to wear the worn physiog
Mails at the Lents postoffice arrive will be in charge of Mr. Jobu E. Devine,
may be given for fires have been located nomy of an ancestor. He says be is not and depart daily, except Sunday, as fol who has had extensive experience in
in l.enta. The alarm may lie given to be claaied with the ‘boys’ any longer. lows :
insurance business. L«nts is fortunate
from the Oddfellows building near the Evidently Miss Kenworthy tho name
in securing the offices ot the company.
apparatus room, from the police box at less is not noiseless, as the “old gent’’ 6:00 A. M.
7:30 A.M. Several men will be employed and the
car station, and from the telephone complains about losing considerable 12:60 P. M.
12 30P. M. already good business will «levelop to
3:30 P. M.
5:30 P. M. the full limit.
GOMMISSISNERS, ROAD MASTER, BIG
INTERESTS JOIN IN LOOTING TREASURY
TREMONT CARPENTER I TOM COWING
FOUR III Of JULY
AT LENTS PLAYGROUND
There will be a Prohibition meeting
Altho no formal celebration will be in the Friends' Church next Sunday
staged at Lents this year, plan* are be | evening, June 20th at 8:00 o'clock. The
ing laid to make the Fourth interesting speaker will be J. Sanger Fox, execu
to the younger element at Lente. The tive secretary of the Oregon Prohibi
playgrounds will be open throughout the tion Stare Committee. There will lie
day and a program ot athletic features ' special mnsic. It is hoped that all dry
is being worked up by the park attend voters will make a special effort to at-
ants that will interest all the boys and ; tend at this time.
girls of the community. There has
l>een a considerable amount of new ma
Miss Jennie Huggins and Mr. II. O.
terial added for the playgrounds and the Pfaender have lieen appointed attend
wading pool will be in shape for opera ants at the lente playgrounds for the
tion. That will furnish oodles of fun summer. Both these young people
for many ot the children. There will were connected with the playground
be shade enough for some picnicing and work last season and their reappoint
ment meets with public appronal.
plenty ol water to supply the crowd.
LENTS GRANGE HEARS