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Woodlawn Granin« entertained the
county grangv Wednesday in fine alyl««.
And the granger« showed their sppresia-
lion by turning <>ut in large tiiimlwrs
and having a
uioal enjoyable time.
There were protmbly 2<Xi person* pres
ent. Htate Msater Hpence wa« preaent
and made two good talk« Report« were
received from the various grange« of
After an excellent dinner the buxine««
of the day wax reaumed by the introduc
tion <>f Mr. Hprnce, who «poke along the
line of the need« of the agricultural
clawa««. 8. B. Hall, county agent, then
took the Hour for a dtocoeaion of the ob
ject« of the |M«dtion he bold« and gave a
very interesting talk, entertain lug the
people for U«e next half hour.
ing hi* talk considerable time waa de
voted to U>e answering of question* on
various agricultural topic*.
Mr. Gordon of Portland waa next
called to the floor and lie gave a couaise
review of mad construction work, ma
terial. method« ami management for the
;>«mt year and urged llie grange to ob
serve the direction the road movement
was takiug. He anticipated the passage
of a road law particularly favorable to
certain contracting companies,
bonding Ute state for construction work,
and continued high taxation.
Following him .Mr. Darnall empita-
siaed the importance of Mr. Gordon's
suggestions on the proposed road law*.
A committee waa ordered to investi
gate Ute road mananageuient of Ute
county bnt to the present Ume they
have not been ap|x>intcd.
The qoeaUon of a county field «lay was
taken up and very warmly supported.
It waa decided to invite granges from
Clackamas, Washington, and even over
in Ute Htate of Washington, and plana
will be made soon to carry out the
project In a auooeasful way.
In view of Ute probable movement to
promote a bill amending the present
bndge ami road law« so Ute county com-
mi «Blotter» couM not build their own
bridges If satisfactory offer« are not re
ceived, a resolution was passed oppos
ing any such movement.
Tlie evening seasion waa devoted to
the IniUation of teu memlterv in to the
tilth degree, the rendering of ail excel
lent literary and musical program, ami
Ute short address I nun Mr. Stillman of
Montana, on rural credit.
RELATIVES IN LAW.
HARD TO CATCH.
Lents School Notes
Mr. Grout and Mr. Kerchen visited
Lent* School on Monday of this week.
Ix-nt« Masons ba«l matter* of »|» m ’I*I
Interest on tl>e program Saturday even
ing which drew the largest attendance
for many month*.
Quite a num tier of tlie teachers are
visiting other schools in Portland this
Invitation« had been
■ent out to numerous visitor* who came
from Gresham, Portland and other
W. G. M ,
Frank J, Miller of Albany, Oregon;
PG. M .Julius C. Moreland.H. G. W,
ttehellenberger; J. F. Robinson, G.
Her.; E. 0. Bronaugh, H G. D. and
Andy Frittx, J G. D , were among tbe
uuudx-i present, who made addrew«.
Refreshment* were served and a very
«uctvMhd event is reported.
Among the interesting feature« of the
evening was the presentation oi the
famous travelling Bible,
volumne that bn« become famous for
its visitations. This book ba« an in-
On July 12, IMAI,
fifteen of tbe officers and inemlier« of
Yeatman Lodge 16.’, of Cincinnati
visited Equity Ixxlge 87* nt Cbicogo,
conferring a «legree. (ictober 22 of tlie
■ame year Equity Lodge returned tbe
visit with 27 members and the Bible,
which was loft with Yeatman Lodge for
suitable record and inscriptions. From
that «late until July fl, 1916 tbe volumne
wa« on tile road, During the first two
visits attending delegations presented
degree work, but after that tbe expense
<iue to distances prevented an attend
Ontliefltb of July it was re
turned to Equity Lodge and exhibited
by them to a monster gathering of
Masons, 1500 in number, and suitable
addresses were made relative to tbe
Masonic Order and tlx- peregrinations of
Tlie visit in Lents is its 27th.
been in Montana. Idaho,
Ohio, Iowa, Nebraska, N. Dakota,
Nevada, Virginia, Florida. New York,
Michigan and Oregon
visit the host lodge inscribe« its name on
a blank page, and gives a list of its
members, or a historical sketch. Some
of tliees inscriptions are very artistic,
la-nts Ltxige officers are looking for an
artist to embellish their page now.
GUARDING THE CHILDREN.
Widews With Offspring Should Bo Sun«
to Mak* Their Wills.
Sometimes tbe failure to make a will
involve* mor* than a loan of time and
money. You are a widow and die with
out a will, leaving children who are
not yet of age. Now, you may not care
who ipok* after your property, but you
do have a lively Interest in tbe person
who looks after your children. If you
bad left a will you could have named
therein th* guardian for your children
Th* court must do so. and the guard
ian appointed by it may charge com
miasloua, counsel fee* and premium.«
i payable out of your children'* share of
Suppose you leave real estate. It
can't b* sold without an order of the
court. That involve* a long and ex
pensive proceeding on the part of your
administrator. If you leav* minor chil
dren that stiff further complicate* mat
ters. A guardian must be appointed
for them who must join in tbe applies
tlon—at a price—and tbeir share* must
be set aside and held until they are of
ag*—also at a price. "Infant's proceed
ings," as soch action* are termed, are
moat technical and expensive, yet un
less every contingency 1* provided for
good title cannot be given to the real
estate. Nor can clear title be given for
ut least two years after your death. If
you had left a will you could bav* in
cluded therein a power of sale, and at
any time when tbe interests of tbe es
tate demanded it tbe property could
have been sold.—Samuel 8covllle. Jr..
In Good Housekeeping.
A LRtls Advice That May Hstp to
Msks Things Pleasant.
If 1 were givlug counsel to tbs hus
band and wife who would make each
other happy and bold sach other'* love
1 would suggest that neither call th*
attention of the other to ths disagree
able qualities of ths family of cither.
"My husband loves my people as if
they were bls own.” a wife told me.
"It make* me so happy!"
1 doubt If be did love her people very
dearly, but be overlooked those charac
teristic* which a more saltish man'
would havo resented. If it was what a
schoolboy would call a "bluff" it was
a gloriously unselfish on*.
Moat of us can stand ths tempers and
idiosyncrasies of our own when we
alone have to bear them. It is when we
see them through the eyes of a third
person that they become unendurable.
Timt is [»erhaps one reason why so few
roofs ar* large enough to cover two
If each "tn law” exercised toward
the member* of the household into
which he or abe married the same par
doning love that I* exercised toward
one's own the aspersion* cast upon the
mother-inlaw would die a natural
A Bit of •lolly.
death because they would have noth
“There i* no Italian town more pic
ing on which to feed.—Virginia Ter
hune Van de Water In Mother’s Maga turesque than tbe Sicilian capital. Pa
lenno," write* a traveler. "Balling
■hip* of all rigs, their hulls (tainted all
tbe colors of the rainbow, nose up
against tbe quay, where mule carts,
whose driver* are shouting at the top
Ths** Four Eyed. Six Legged Creature*
of thetr voice*, wait to take away the
Are Expert Swimmer*.
merchandise. Tbe narrow streets where
More than likely you have watched tbe custom house officers examine tbe
him skating in "figures B’s" and all good* brought ashore Is a place of ter
sorts of elaborate designs tn quiet rific noise. When a driver, two clerk*
pool* along a stream or on the edg* and two custom house officer* are dis
of a lake. He will turn this way and cussing the content* of a bale or a cask
that, describing oue graceful curve aft it seetus aa though murder must be
er another, and then dart off In a committed within the next few sec
straight line when he's frightened. onds. Rut somebody sign* something,
He's speedy, as well a* graceful. He'* the cart move* on. and everybody
the whirligig beetle.
He ha* *lz leg*, two longer ones tn
front and two pair* of short, flat pad
dles behind. These paddles make him
"I never hesitate to cut and slash
an expert swimmer. His front leg*,
•nd change any play until it suits me."
stretched out, look like arm*.
•aid Stuart Robson to bls legal ad
Nature was also generous in giving viser on on* occasion.
him two pairs of eye*. With one pair
“I «uppoee you edit Shakespeare with
be look* at objects on top of the water, a blue pencil7” replied the lawyer.
and with the other pair be keeps watch
"You can Just bet I da”
for preying flab below.
“Then. I imagine, you would plead
There are something leas than 300
guilty to an indictment for murdering
specie* of whirligig beetles and they're th* Bard of AvanF*
scattered in a’ll part* of th* world. All
"No; I would not, but I would admit
summer you'll see their *blny bodies dissecting hla corp**"
•hating tn spiral tracks and in curve*
•n th* aurfsc* of pools and sluggish
Springfield will vote on a 130,000 high
stream« — Philadelphia North Am*r-
The school garden plot is being
plowed this week preparatory tn plant
ing potatoes, carrot* and cabbage to aid
in the furnishing of material for the
school luncltM next year.
Considering the nice weatlier we are
having tbe school lunch record seem to
hold it* own.
Mrs. Darnall waa able to resume her
work at school Monday. She is glad to
get back to work again.
Some 'J j O bird homes have been matte
by tbe keys of tlie manual training
classes and have been put up around in
varions places in the vicinity of Lents.
Miss Full baa a pair of little turtle*
about the sue of a silver dollar in an
■quartan in her room. The children
are very much interested in nature
studies. She also has some very pretty
plants and some tulip bulb* growing in
water. They make a very rapid growth
when grown in water.
The executive meeting of the Parent-
Teacher Club met in Room 2, Tuesday
—B«rrym«n in Washington Star.
CLAUDE S. LENT DIES
HAS BUSY SESSION
Our community waa shocked thia
The Saturday meeting of Lent*Grange
morning to learn of tbe death of Claude was a busy one.
Several new appli
8. Lent, eon of Oscar and Viluria Lent, cant* were voted in and others were
placed with committees.
early resident* of thia district.
He bad been suffering since Monday
Quite a number of visitor* were present.
of last week with appendicitis and was
Immediately after noon A. W. Young
operated upon at 10 o’clock yesterday was c Jled on th* floor and J. J. John
morning at the Good Samaritan Hospi son waa de!-gated to tell him a few
tal. At first it was thought lie was things at tbe conclusion of which be was
progressing nicely but he did not com- presented with a past master’s pin.
nletely rally from the anaesthetic and
Mrs. Hogue presided in the lecturer's
passed away at 8 o'clock this morning. chair and after a couple of musical
Claude was born in Lent* 26 year* ago numbers from young people, Prof.
and resided here during all his lifetime. Whitney of Oekey Green was intro
He leaves a wife and infant son, duced to give a talk on his educational
mother, father, sister and two brothers, ideals which include industrial training
tx«ides h host of friends and acquain along with schooling.
tances who are severely grieve«) at hi«
The latter part of the meeting was de
voted to business matters.
Mr*. Darnall were chosen delegatee to
the State Grange, and Mr. and Mrs.
Good News From Seattle
Major C. B. Blethen, editor of the Y'onng were choeen alternates.
mittee on entertainment was choeen and
Seattle Times, sums up his reasons for
some public programs are anticipated in
changing from wet to dry in sentiment
the near future.
First—Seattle, during the wet period,
Choato and ths Grson Bag.
with 26«» saloons, averaged 2,000 arrests
Very few of our lawyers carry the
a month. In January, during the dry
green bags which were once a badge of
regime, only 400 arrests were made, ami thut profession.
60 of these were hangover* from the old
"1 think tbe sight of such a bag once
kept Joseph H. Choate from coming to
Second—In the first three weeks of Philadelphia to make a speech." Mr.
January, during the dry period, savings Conlen said.
Mr. Conlen and another lawyer had
deposit* in tlie banks increased 16 per
gone to New York to invite the ex-am
Third—In the same month of Jan bassador to England to deliver an ad
dress In Philadelphia Mr. Conlen'*
uary, every grocery store and every dry
companion carried a green bag. which
goods store showed a wonderful in he laid upon Mr. Choate's table, evi
crease in business.
dently to tbe great lawyer's annoy
Fourth—The increase of the sales of ance.
dry goods stores was in wearing ap
“What do you carry tn that thing?"
parel for women and children, and in he asked.
"I have some law books." tbe young
the grocery stores chiefly in fruit* and
fancy grocerie*, proving to the satisfac Philadelphia attorney replied.
“When I was a young lawyer," Mr.
tion of Major Blethen, and as stated in
Choate said rather coldly. "I was
his letter, that the women and children
taught to carry my law tn my head."
—who suffer most from the liquor
And tbe Invitation was declined.—
business—receive the greater benefit Philadelphia Ledger
How Silver Bow Got Its Nam*.
Silver Bow creek received Its name
from a party of prospector* who
reached Its valley tn tbe vicinity of
Butto in 1864, says a bulletin of tbe
federal geological survey. While di*
cussing the best name for the stream
the clouds broke away, and the sun
shine, falling on tbe creek as It circled
around the mountain, suggested tbe
name 811ver Bow, and It was accord
kigly so called.
A Smooth Aporoach.
"You seem hard worked, sir.” said
the affable stranger.
"I'm half dead.”
'Then I called tn the nick of time
I'm selling life Insurance. If you're
half dead you can't get ■ policy any
too quick.”—Louisville Courier-Journal
frats Father—Don't you think, young
man. you can walk Into this houa*
and bang up your bat Timid Suitor—
I know I can’t, air. You're sitting on
Th* mor* you «peak of yourself tb*
mor* you ar* Ukaly to ita.—Zlmasar-
Miss Dawson’s class will render a
dramatization at the Parent-Teacher’s
meeting on Friday, March 1% in the
Assembly Hall. Miss Dawson's class
are little boys and girl* and it is a good
thing for the little folks and they would
appeciate it very much it tbe parent*
would come and bear them.
Mrs. Anna Reeves Burled
Mrs. Anna Reeves, wife of E. A.
Reeve* of 9604, 58 avenue, wa* buried at
two o’clock on Tuesday, tbe 14th, the
funeral being held at Kenworthy’s.
Mrs. Reeve« died on tbe 12th.
Hornschucb delivered the funeral ad
dress, and the burial was at Mt. Scott.
T. R. Berry waa a Gresham visitor
Mr. and Mr*. Geo. Robinson of
Brooklyn spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. Will Richey.
Mr. and Mrs. Bloomfield of Portland
were guest* of Mr. and Mrs. W. G.
Mrs. Flwood spent the week-end with
Superintendent A. P. Armstrong paid
a visit to our school Monday afternoon.
A number of Pleasant Valley grangers
attended Pomona Grange at Woodlawn
Mr. and Mr*. L. R. Sager of Hutton,
Alta were guest* at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. G. N. Sager a <x>uple of days this
week. Mr. and Mrs. Sager leave for
tbeir northern home Friday.
Mrs. J. W. Frost Sr., had the mis
fortune to fall in such a manner as to
break her left arm just below tbe
shoulder. Tbe accident happened Sun
Tbe special meeting of tbe grange
held last Saturday evening, having for
its object the discussion of tbe feasabil-
ity of organizing a cooperative associa
tion at this place was fairly well at
thoroughly discussed and resulted in a
committee being appointed to investigate
the plans of the East Multnomah buy
ing and selling cooperative association
and report at the next regular meeting
of the grange.
Pupils of Pleasant Valley School who
are entitled to have their names placed
upon the roll of honor for the patt
month are: Primary
Restorff, Francis Dahlqwst, Rut hi ven
Poppleton, Alice Restorff.
Cornely, Agatha Comely, Tresa Schmid,
Chris Reetorf ami Cukue Njyie.
vanced Room, Pearl Dahlquist, Ray
mood Brasswell, Arthur Bliss, Katie
Cornely. Edythe Butler, Clyde Moore,
Anthony Schmid and Eigen Olson.
Carved by Newton.
In the Newton chapel of tbe church
at Colsterwortb, in Lincolnshire. Eng
land. where Sir Isaac Newton wa*
born. Is to be seen one of tbe most in
teresting relic* of tbe greatest of phi
losophers It consists of a sundial and
was carved by Newton when he was
a boy on a stone in tbe bouse In which
be was born, bis only tool being a pen
knife. Tber* it remained for many
years until removed to Colsterworth
church. Unfortunately tbe organ has s------------------------------------ a
been built directly In front of thia in
Mrs. Lawrence ot Kenniwick, Wash.,
teresting relic, so that unless on*
knows of the stone's existence and its •pent Sunday with Mrs. C. H. Bateman.
presence in tbe church it 1* overlooked.
Practically tbe entire advisory board
appointed by the various granges of the
county met with Mr. 8. B. Hall at the
Library at Gresham to organise the
work for the year. Those present were;
J. Ward Evans, Corbett Farmer«’ As
sociation; G. W. AI Ider, Multnomah
Grange; James G. Kelly, Evening Star;
F. H. Crane, Rockwood; James Pounder,
Columbia; E. J. Stansberry, Wood
lawn; H. A. Darnall, Lenta; H. E.
Poppleton, Pleasant Valley; H. A.
Lewi«, Ruaselville; O. I. Neal, Gresh
am; C. H. Stone, Fairview.
Paul V. Mari«, state director of
county work wa* present an«I made an
introductory talk which suggested the
duties of the board and tbe part they
could take to make the work of the
county agent a success.
Mr. Hall out
lined a number of problem« which he
thought the people of tbe county would
be interested in. These included liming
soils, spraying for potato blight, inocu
lative culture« for clover and vetch, se
lection and distribution of seed, alfalfa,
crop rotation, marketing, informing tbe
people of projects, farm account«, farm
taxes, and real estate value«.
The committee readily selected liming
of soils, spraying for potato blight,
marketing, selection and distribution of
see«i and farm account* a* being the
most suitable for study and develop
ment of the first year. Mr. Hall stated
that he had been around the county
considerable during the past two months
an«i he had found no place in the county
in whieh the soils did not give acid re
actions, evidently showing the need of
developing an interest in liming tbe
soil to sweeten it. He showed a keen in
terest and knowledge of conditions
throughout the county.
Mr. Stansberry developed tbe fact
that potato yield* in thia county were
falling off, which waa either due to
deterioration in the yield or exhaus
tion of tbe soil for that particular crop.
Mr. Evans stated that California seed
dealers were trying to engage seed po
tatoes of next year’s crop at 75 cents
per sack. It was felt that seed potatoes
were worth double that amount, at
least, a* they regularly retail on the
California market for four times that
The committee organized by ejecting
H. A. Lewis chairman, and Mr. Hall
The committee will be
called together from time to time at the
call of chairman or the secretary.
One of the first duties of the com
mittee will be the listing of a number of
fanners and potato growers thronghout
tbe county in an experimental plat of
ground treated with lime. The lime
will be obtainable for about $4 25 a ton
and it will take about two tons to treat
Members of the committee met with
the county grange on Wednesday and
Mr. Hall discussed several of the ques
tions to be considered during the year.
Take an Inventory
Take an inventory of the farm.
out what you are actually worth.
a good thing to know. Tell your bank
er abont it.
He will have more con
fidence in yon when he knows you are
doing tilings in a business-like manner.
The banker is afraid of slip-shod
He considers it a greater
risk to invest money when such method*
are in use. Therefore, he chargee a
higher rate of interest.
Write down in a blank book a list of
all your reeonrees and give value of each
item. This will include land, live
stock, machinery, feed, supplies, grow
ing crop«, also cash and bills that others
owe you. Then list al! items that you
owe, or your liabilities, and the dif
ference between total rosonrees and
total liabilitiea will be net worth.—O.
Advertised letters for week ending
March 11. 1916: Brune, Mrs. Charles;
Darling, Olive; Dunlap, Mrs. William;
Furtney, Mrs. Albert C.; Johnson, Miss
L. E.; Porter, Wm.; Porter, Wm.;
Smith, Mi** Sylvia.
Geo. W. Spring, Postmaster.
“I fear her* is a no(>eless case. She's
In a book called “National Humor” a tired of everything."
A creamery is planned for Stanfield.
serious footnote states that Nelson'*
Medford now expect* to get a beet
celebrated message. "England expect*
“Yes; even of going to th* doctor.”—
each man to do bis duty." wa* phrased Kanus City Journal.
by the famous admiral aa “Nelson ex
Bricketta may be manufactured from
pects," etc., and that on* of bis officers
waste at the Florence mill*.
suggested th* cbsng* of tbe first word
“Bacon lost a lot of money In a big
A carkxui of peppermint root* wa*
to "England.” Nelson's greatness was
sugar deal That cured him of «pecu
shipped from the surrounding country
•videut in bis immediate acceptance of
A smaller man would
to Albany last week.
"Sugar cured, so to speak."—Boston
bav* f*)t Insulted at tb* proposed elim
The U. 8. National Bank plan» to
ination of his pwn name.
build a 1250,006 structure ia Portland.
Only *vU grows of lisait. For f*od-
A cold storage plant tor hmsdifag dtop
Plan* are being drawn for a 1100,000
a*** we want affo« and cowag«.
sea fish i* proposed for O mm Bay.
hotel at G*arh*art.