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[Vf NING STAR
HAS GOOD PROGRAM
WHO’LL BE THE RIDER WHEN THEY’RE SADDLED?
Evening Star Grange met at the usual
"Emerged From Dark Agee."
"Once this was the law," he contln
ned. "but we have emerge.) from the
dark ages during which married worn
en had the status of slaves and chat
tela The only basis for the father's
alleged superior right today Is hia ob
ligation to support bls children. This
basis dlaap|>eara when one considers
what the mother gives to her children
In suffering, self sacrifice and devo
On any admeasurement of
rights determined by service rendered,
the right of a mother to the custody of
her children Is at least equal to that
of the father. The real test should be
the welfare of the child."
Mr. Lee. In refusing to live up to the
terms of the agreement with bls wife,
argued that the covenant was not
valid and not binding on him, basing
his contention on the case of the Peo
ple ex tel. Barry against Mercein.
wherein it was held that the father
could not by agreement alienate to bls
wife the custody of their children.
"That was sound law when the Mer
cein case was decided in 1842." said
Justice Hbearn. "In determining wbeth
er tile Mercein case has any binding
force today we must have regard for
the changed status of a wife In the
eyes of the law today M compared
Quotes Old Decision.
The opening meeting of the Repub
lican Clnb will be bold at the Public
Library Thursday night at 8 o’clock.
Past Senator Chas. E. Fulton will make
the leading addrewi.
I are invited to attend, particularly mem-
| bera of tl»e Club.
Ruling Shewa Progress That Woman
hour on Haturiiay, March 4. Ths at
Ha* Recently Made—No Longer a
tendance was g<s<d and al) seemed to be
Slave or Chattel, but a Partner ol
to get back after the storms. Four
Her Hueband—Awarda Child te Wife
candidates were given the first ami
and Sate Aelde Precedent.
"But I be world baa moved otnc*
1842.” said Juatlre darsocs J. Hbearn
of th* United Ntalea supreme court tbe
lie held that a woman may marry
aud still remuln on a parity with her
husband. fur. aa the court says, she is
no longer a Slave or a chattel.
The iter. Burton I>ee. formerly chap
lain al Ming Hing prison, refused to
surrender the custody of his four and
a half year old son to hia wife after
they separated, although there was an
agreement that be should have their
eight year-old eon and Mrs. 1-ee the
Mrs. I**e swore out a wnt of habeas
corpus, and Justice Hbearn upheld the
claim of the wife to the custody of
the child, dismissing the heretofore
accepted theory that the father has a
paramount claim to the children of a
"It l* claimed that a father has the
paramount right to the custody of a
child." said the court Thia was the
theory ou which Mr. Iwe refused to
carry out the terms of the agreement
with hia wife.
This is a good time to re
new your subscription to
Lents, Multnomah County, Oregon, March 9, 1916
EQUALITY OF WIFE
Tlie afternoon urogram, in charge of
POOR BURDENED BY
OUR TAX SYSTEM
L*ad*rs of Both Parties Seeking Moano
of Making the Fabulously Rich Pay
In Proportion to the Mon Who Have
Only Moderate Incom**—Some Intor-
Who pays the expenses of the na
This is the question on which con
gress will need considerable light in
enacting legislation to provide revenue
for tbe normal cost of tbe federal gov
ernment and for tbe Increased outlay
upon tbe army and navy called for by
tbe program of strengthening tbe na
That tbe poor man pays more in pro
portion to hb< income than does the
rich man toward tbe support of the
government is admitted by nearly aU
authorities on economics in and out
of congress. That the administration
should propose and congress enact leg
filiation that will shift this burden of
taxation from tbe poor to the rich also
President Wilson and Secretary of
tbe Treasury McAdoo pro;>ose to retain
the tariff on sugar.
the lavttirer, A. L. Keenan, opened by
To ihe Good People of Lents
the singing of America by the audience.
It’s time for spring planting soon and
• the boys at Pisgah Heights are busy
: with their work. While the Colony is
situated in a place of great natural
beauty and the surrounding scenery is
grand, we feel that a few rooe bushes or
lilacs planted along tlie walks would
add much to tbe bominess of the build
ings. The boys have felt and seen so
much of the hard, seamy side of life that
we want this to be the bright, clean
spot to which they can turn in time of
need, and whose memory will be as
sweet as home in times of plenty.
We would also be very thankful for
donations of berry bushes of any kind.
Perhaps your patch needs thinning out.
Phone Tabor 6719, and a man will come
to dig and haul away the surplus.
thank the peonie ot Lente and vicinity
Exempting Great Fortune*.
for tbeir many acts of kindness to us in
They propose an extension of tbe in
tbe past.—Pisgah Home Colony.
come tax to married persons with $3.-
000 and unmarried persons with 32,000
income and suggest an increase of tbe
Lincoln Memorial Church
rate on all incomes.
—8L Paul Pioneer Prese.
It is possible to show from wbat
Wednesday evening, March 1, at the
Lincoln Memorial Church, 52d and sources every dollar of government
I triflcation of the Southern Pacific’s Lincoln streets, tbe general superinten revenue is derived. Seventy-nine cents
■' west side line from Whiteson to Cor- dent of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of every dollar cf tax raised by tbe
I vallis. The cost of this work will ex in the state of Sierra Leone, Africa. Dr. government tn tbe last fiscal year, for
example, was contributed as follows:
E. D. L. Thompson, lectured on "A
Whisky, wins and other distilled llq-
State Engineer Lewis has issued to Hundred and Twenty-five Years in West
the Warren Construction company of Africa.” Special music was furnished Tobacco, cigars, cigarettes..........................M
Beer and other fermented liquors............11
Portland a permit for the development by tbe Ampbion Male Chorus.
Sugar and molasses.................................. .97
of 273 horsepower with the waters of
Dr. Thompson is a negro, born and Corporation profits ................................. .•
Mill creek at Turner.
educated in Sierra Seone, and also a Cotton clothing and fabrics........................ 03
The population of all th* stat* in graduate of Oxford University.
Dr. incomes between P.000 and 320.000........ .82
stitutions, save the soldiers' home at Thompson’s splendid
Roseburg, has increased since the first English makes bis lecture a pleasure to Silks ..................................................................02
Thread and yarns .................................
of the year, according to the reports lovers of good diction, to say nothing Woolen clothing and fabrics ................ 01
of the superintendents.
of tbe fund of information which he Incomes over 1600.000 each........................... IH
Medicines, drugs and chemicals................ •
The executive oom mi t tee of the Un gives.
China and earthenware.......................... 01
ion County Good Roads association
On Wednesday evening, March 15, he Incomes between 1100.000 and 130.000... .01
between (260.000 and 1500.000.. 01
decided to start a petition for a $420. will continue his lecture at the Lincoln Incomes
Incomes between (20.000 and 160.000........... 01
000 bond issue for the construction of Memorial Church, speaking on "The
Tbe other 21 cents of tbe dollar came
bard surface roads in Union county.
Customs of the African People.”
from a multitude of sources, each of
One of the 191 accidents reported
whlph contributed less than 1 cent
to the state industrial accident com
It will be observed that tbe consum
mission during the week ending March
ers of liquor and tobacco pay nearly
As predicted the butcher got married. half tbe income of tbe government.
2 was fatal. The fatal case was Fred
occurred at the home of the bride, Probably the poor man pays more in
McCardle. who was killed in Portland.
Mining operations all over the state Miss Erma Bri«tow, on south 92d street, proportion to bis income than does tbe
are beginning to take on new life. Lenta, Sunday moro'ng at 9:30, Rev. rich man for liquor and tobacco and
gets an inferior grade of tbe article
Copper, gold, silver, tungsten, cinna Lienenkemper conducting the cere into the bargain. Nobody can arouse
bar and oil are being developed, both
much indignation over this particular
in eastern' Oregon and southern Ore rnan and Miss Bristow. After the wed state of affairs, however, for liquor and
tobacco are not necessities of life, and
Indictments will probably be re a short visit with relatives in Silverton, consumers who jiav tbe tax thereon
turned by the grand jury at Portland Oregon. They will be at home in Mr. are generally deemed not entitled to
against the various mail-order liquor Eggiman’s bouse on 58th avenue alter much sympathy.
While incomes between 33,000 and
Lenta acquaintances con
houses which are flooding Oregon -ith this week.
$20.000 contribute twice as much aa
price lists, in violation of the prohibi
do incomes over $500.000. those be
tween $250.000 and $500.000 render
Lawrence L. Darlington of Baker,
only one-half cent of the dollar, those
committed to the state prison October
between $75.000 and $100.000 one-fifth
Rob Car, Go to Pen
of a cent and those between $20.000
13, 1911, to serve a term of from three
Charles Burchett, one of three who
to 20 years and paroled May 6, 1913, robbed the conductor of a Mt. Scott car snd $50.000 three-tenths of a cent.
Tbe treasury department has done
was given a full pardon by Governor at Lents Junction in January was sen
Its best to concesl tbe exact amount
tenced to 3 to 15 years in Judge of tax that the incomes of various pro
The Hetlner C. A C. company of Kavanaugh’s court Saturday.
Bur portions pay toward tbe upkeep of tbe
Baker has announced contracting for chett plead guilty.
About $41.000.000 was
Ed Simmons, one government.
over half a million pounds of wool at of the trio, has been released.
The derived in tbe last fiscal year from all
20 to 21 cents. The lambing season is other one, Arthur Hall, is still under in incomes.
Tbe department publishes
only the total amounts derived from
well along, and shearing is expected dictment.
the normal tax of 1 per cent and from
to start soon.
The men caught the conductor in the
The building of the railroad to the telephone booth at the Junction and each grade of supertax
Some Income Tax Figuroo.
Illinois valley, the beginning of the having robbed him escaped before any
construction of a $600,000 beet sugar one knew it.
But it is disclosed that the income
tax revenue last year was contributed
factory and the sales of several of the
approximately as follows:
larger copper mines in the district,
have caused real estate in the vicinity
Kansas Society Will Meet the 31 st 174 paM incomes
.................................................... > 9.966,«»
of Grants Pass to show much activity.
The next regular meeting of the Port M income* averaging (316,(90 paid 3.821.324
1.828 Incomes averaging (138.826
More than 30 distinct brandhea of land Kansas Society will be held at 129
paid .................................................... 5.960.1«
1.501 Incomes averaging P2.5S8
work wore followed during the past
paid .................................................... 1.781.«7
year by the 12 county agriculturists 31st of this month. Matters of interest 3,660 Incomes averaging (57.860
of Oregon, according to a report com
ing program will be given. More than 23.348
piled by Paul V. Marls.
Malheur county is ready to cooper the usual interest is being shown and all (26,658 Income* averaging 17.500
ate with Grant county in establishing Kansans are invitt d.
That the men of large Incomes would
a highway that will connect Malheur
not be unjustly burdened if compelled
county with the Columbia river high
Lents Grange Meets
to pay twice as much to tbe govern
way. the road passing through the
The regular mon tidy meeting of Lents ment as they do now is the contention
John Day valley.
Grange will be held Saturday.
There of many analysts of tbe Income tax
February was au exceptionally wet will be some business, initiation, and statistics.
month in Astoria According to the the usual lecture program.
Tbe reader may Judge the soundness
records the precipitation was 20.2
The Masters and Lecturers, also Over of this argument for himself when In
inches, or 10.34 inches in excess of the seers Association will meet with Lents formed that the millionaire with an ln-
average of the corresponding month Grange on Saturday, March 11, at 1 Vome of $1,116,730 paid to tbe govern
ment last year $57.215; tbe man whose
of previous years.
o’cloc k p. m. A good attendance of all Income was $316.680 paid $11,044; tbe
Because the Indians of the Umatilla present and past officers is desired.
man with an Income of $138.625 paid
reservation seek to block a move to
$3.255; tbe man with an income of
$82,566 paid $1.187; the man with an
place the Mlsslon-McKay road under
Mr. and Mrs. Aspaas Lose Child
Income of $57.850 paid $617, and tbe
the Jurisdiction of the Umatilla oounty
The infant daughter, Evelyn, of Mr. man with an Income of $27,900 paid
court the matter will be taken up with
and Mrs. Samuel Aspaas of 9923, tiftth Soon
the bureau of Indian affairs
avenue, did March 5th, aged eight
Tillamook cheese factories are pros
Mrs. E. E. Slater, widow of J. H.
months, three days. The funeral was pering.
The total output for 1915
Slater, former United States senator
held Tuesday at two o’clock at Ken amounted to $620,503.23.
from Oregon, and mother of W. T.
worthy’s. Rev. Nelson officiating.
Slater, ex-judge of the state supremo
A Portland man claims to have dii»-
burial was at Mt. Scott.
court, a pioneer of 1353, died at the
covered the secret of hardening copper.
age of 31 years at La Grande.
Cheese making will be started again
The Rainier mill will re-open with g
by th* Monmouth creamery.
Helen Hmith then gave a song and re*
s|>onded to an encore.
Mr. A. L. Bur
lier. city auditor, gave a very interesting
talk on “Why Our Taxes are High.”
The modern ways ot living and thinking
demand many more things now thau
formerly, and these all cost money, and
tills money is mostly raised by taxation
He also advised a pay-as-you-go method
of doing business, as bonds, interest,
etc., all cost more than cash, and the
tax |>ayer lias the Mils to foot.
Mr. H. A. Lewi* of Kuaaelville gave a
practical demonat ration as to now tres
should tie pruned.
He had a num tier
of trees with him—apple, cherry, peach,
also rose bushes and grape vines.
told how and why to trim them to pro
duce best results.
Mrs. O. K. Good, accompanied by
Miss Polling, rendered two line solos.
O. O. Windle, fruit insfs-ctor, ad vise, i
people to spray now and to spray
thoroughly to get rid of fruit pests.
STARTS LOAN FUND
A movement has lawn started at tiw
Franklin High school to provide a fund
from which assistance may be given de
serving poor students who desire to take
up college or university work. The
plan has been adopted by the Franklin
High debool Parent-Teacher Associa
Lents School Notes
last Friday Miss Full’s room had a
series of talks by the little folks on
talked fonr minutes on "Inlaying of
Dorothy Farley gave a five
minute talk on "Light.'*
McCord brought several samples of
wood inlay, among them were a tray
and violin of bis father's construction.
Master Linwood made a
Visitors present were. Meg*
dHines Thayer, Farley, Hess, Hatha-'
way, Allen, Full, and
The Justice quoted from the Mercein
Little Goethals Brady brought the
case decision: "The very J^lng and
legal existence of the wumau la sue skin of a banana eater to school Wednes
pended during the marriage, or at least day. This bird is quite large, measur- '
la separated and consolidated Into that ing about two feet from beak to tail.
of the husband Tbelr relative power The feathers are mostly black with
over the persou of the child follows yellow on throat, and red feathers at
tn consequence. A man cannot grant
The lieak some
anything to hia wife or enter Into a the base of the tail.
covenant with her, for the grant would what resembles a parrot’s and is altout
The bird is quite
be to suppose her separate existence, four inches long.
and to covenant with her would be destructive to other things other than
only to covenant with himself."
bananas. Goethals said four of them
Continuing his 1010 opinion on the carried off a cake his mother had txketi
court decision of 1842. Justice Shearti and put outside tn cool.
said: "But the world lias moved since
Miss Train’s room gave a Luther Bur-
1842. It is not to lie believed that to
day any enlightened court would sub lot nk program on Tuesday afternoon
acrilie to the statement that 'the very Following is the program: "Burbank's
being or legal existence of the woman Message to Oregon Children," by Prof.
is suspended during the marriage, or Hershner; Reading, Hazel Wills; Song,
at least la asperated and consolidated "Farmer Boy” by boys; Poem, Helen [
into that of the husband ' By the per Colgen— Memories of L.
mission of the legislature the wife can
Poverty. Orrie Smith ; The Cactus. Ed- j
at least contract with her husband the
same aa if unmarried, except that they inund Butler; Ik* Prune Orchard, Mar
cannot alter or dissolve the marriage vin Peck; The Shasti Daisy, Lewis Rice
and she cannot release him from hia and Elfrieda Miller; Amaryllis, Joy
obligation to support her.”
Emery; Incident, Orrie Smith; Song;
Justice Hhearn sustained the claim The Children’s Hour, Ragna Jackson;
of Mrs. Lee R>r the custody of her Pippa Passes, Bessie Hanson; Original
child under the agreement with her Fairy Story, Genevieve Johnson; Story
huabmid. which also provided that Mr.
of the Roses, Marjory Weddell; Reci
Lee is to have the boy with him for
week ends, which right is given Mrs. tation, Agnes t'ampliell; Song, "Mary
is a Baking”; The Alaska Robin, !
Lee in regard to the older son, who is
Lillian Cuningham; Recitation, Irene
In the custody of the clergyman. Mrs
Les accepted $12 a week alimony.
Meyer; Bird Story. Rose Pusey ; Reci
tation, Grant Hadley; Song, Mildred I
MONKEY ROUTS TWO MEN. Turner; Memory Gem, lister Cox; The
Wind, Raymond Kemery ; Flower Song.
Saloon Pet Q roots Owners With a
Girls of 6 A class carrying beautiful little
Shower of Whisky Bottles.
This was an es
William Egener ot Brasil, Ind., went baskets of flowers.
During the sing
fo the saloon of which he Is part own pecially nice feature.
er to feed a monkey. The monkey ing of old familiar songs the register war
had become Irritated by a crowing passed to the visitors with the request to
rooster, which was also used as an sign. Among those present were, Mee-
attraction In the place.
dantes Wood, Emery, Johnson, Winter,
When Egener entered the saloon the Hadley, Bell, Smith, Seely,
monkey jumped several feet and Hllgbl
Retherford, H. V. Smith, l’usey, But
cd on Egener'» arms, biting him sev
ler, Mills. Thia program was given in
eral times before he could shake him
with their every day work,
off The monkey cut off Egener'» re
treat through the only accessible door thus making it especially interesting to
the children, aa not much extra work is
Egener reached the telephone aud call
ed up hia partner. Francis Hawkins required outside of the general routine
who rushed to the naloon. He was and yet there is just enough of a variety
met by a volley of wineglnaaea, bottles to please the pupils.
and other articles. Hawkins t>eat a
Mrs. Darnall has been confined to her
hasty retreat, with the monkey after
him George Brooks, former owner of home all nt this week, suffering from ill
Mrs. D. Stretch
the animal, was called, and ho »up effects of the grippe.
fills her place in Room 2.
OREGON NEWS NOTES
OF GENERAL INTEREST
Important Occurrences of Past
Week Briefly Compiled for
Albany will hold a spring style show
en March 23, 24 and 25.
The Polk County Fruitgrowers’ as
sociation held its annual meeting at
Frank J. Humphrey was appointed
farmer at the state penitentiary to suc
ceed T. E. Cornelius.
Work on a proposed new $5000 Cath
olic church building will be started
in Roseburg next week.
Fire damaged the electric plant of
the Oregon Power company at North
Bend to the extent of about $5000.
A proposition to bond Wallowa coun
ty for highway improvement is meet
ing with favor throughout the county.
Carlton K. Logan, an Albany young
man. has been appointed cadet at the
United States Naval academy at An
Three men arrested and 64 quarts of
liquor confiscated was the result of
raids on two soft drink parlors at
Road and school districts of Linn
county will cooperate this year in
"Good Roads day" events for volunteer
Residents of Wedderburn were ter
rorised when the hillside on which the
town is located began sliding into
At a special election at Bend the
proposed issue of $30,000 in bonds to
aid the Strahorn Central Oregon rail
Approximately $75,000 will be ex
pended by Multnomah county this
year tn the construction of concrete
Of the 28 members of the graduating
class of Klamath high school this year,
only one has decided not to attend
college after graduation.
Portland has been awarded the Pa
cific coast handicap shoot. The tour
nament will be held this spring, the
exact date to be fixed later.
The steam rigged schooner Flfield
from San Francisco was wrecked on
the south Jetty of the Bandon bar at
the mouth of the Coquille river.
The Idea of the farmers of a neigh
borhood banding together for organiz
ed rodent extermination work has
proved popular in Klamath county.
A pruning school was held at Day
ton March 3, and at Turner March 4.
under the direction of the extension
department of the Oregon agricultural
During the month of February. 27
vessels carrying 21,175,323 feet of lum
ber and 67 tons of box shook» loaded
at the mills in the lower Columbia riv
A "Pass-it-On" convention, which in
many ways is similar to the Lagznen's
missionary convention held in Port
land three weeks ago, was held at
Work.» saw karinnias on the slse-