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Lents, Multnomah County, Oregon, Dec., 7. 1916.
f dlr Of Heers Elected
The annual stockholders masting and
election of Officer« for the Multnomah
County Fair wus held Monday afternoon
The Board of Directors
Annual Fanners Meet at Corvallis choatm coualxts of Theodore B rugger,
January Second to Sixth.
Pro F. 11. Crane, R. W. Gill, E. H. Jen ne,
! J. J. Johnson, A. J. Kreuger, C. M.
gram for Women New Feature.
I Lake, 11. A. latwia, A. F Miller, H. G.
I'rogram» an» now out for Extension Mullenhoff, W. A. Proctor, R. P. Rao-
Week ut the Oregon Agricultural Col mtuM'U, John Hlerit, E. L. Thorpe and
lege -Lmiary t to fi, inclusive.
A I J. W. Townsend.
The year’s receipt«
special aim 1» taring tuade to intereat tlx* amounted to >6684.42,
women of the state, particularly rnctu- ! claims amount to >878.72, and notes ag
lH>ra of Women's Uluta). There will lie a gregating >8576. 19 with unpaid interest
Farmer«’ Conference at the name time. i of 45£6.<X>.
Th« Fair hope« to receive
The information aaya:
hi tter treatment from the county next
•‘It 1» very important that each club year and if ho will lie able to make a
lie represented by delegate« at tliin Con : better «bowing ail around.
ference, and it I« tlierelore «uggvwted
that you take action very soon in the
Parent-leachcr’s Meet friday Night
■election ol these delegate«.
Especial inspirations will lai brought
lantte Parent-Teacher’s regular meet
to 11« by women prominent in the Held ing will be held in the assembly hall on
of Home Economic«. Theae women will Friday evening at eight o’clock. The
supplement tile lecture« and demon- association decided early in tiie fail
■tratioiui given by the faculty of the that every other meeting be held in tiie
evening, so that more fathers might at
Your reaponse to our queetionalre haa tend.
A very suitable and good pro
enabled u« to more fully meet your gram has beenprovitied. Mrs. Fraw-lie,
tMvxl« Other suggestion« are weloumed chairman of the Pure Literature Com
The following special subject« have mittee of tiie Parent-Teacher’« Council
will «peak upon "Good Books For
a. Household Children." Her talk may suggest what
Decoration and Furnishing—considering to buy in the way ol books for children
the appropriate and beautiful with Christmas books. The Franklin Male
reference to service and eiprnditure. Quartette will prenent several numbers
b. Appropriate Drees — consisting of and Miss Edith Turner will render a
the selection of design,
color and violin solo. Everyone Is Invited.
material beet suited to the Individual,
and occasion for wear. c.
Lents Grange Meets Saturday
■ he Family—the importance of and the
ways of preserving some. d. The
Tiie Lenta Grange will meet in ail day
■raeion at 10:30 o’clock Saturday morn
e. Serving—the "maidleas” meal as
ing. The usual morning routine work
well aa the more formal dinner, luncheon
will be taken up. The afternoon ses
or tea. f. "Left-Over«" — nutritious,
sion will begin at two o’clock. A short,
palatable, g. Food
but very enjoyable program haa been
Values—including discussions on tiie
arranged aa much of the aiternoon will
user o| food In the body and the right
tie devoted to the election of officers.
selection of food« to meet tliese needs,
One of the attraction« of the afternoon
will tie the presence of the Girl« Glee
Renovation of Laces, Silks, etc., at
Club of Franklin High which will ren
der several numliers.
General Subjects of Interest to All:
and Stiulenburg «rill play a duet and
a. Moving Pictures and Playgrounds.
Mias Mattel Sweet will favor the Grange
b. Social Mfe in the Country or Small
with a vocal solo. Miss McLucas of tiie
Town Community, c.
Art in Daily
Lents Library will tell a Christmas story
Idle. d. landscape Gardening, Vege
■nd speak of books for children. A cor
dial invitation is extended to the public.
e. Household Accounting, f. The legal
Problem—relating to deeds, wills, etc.
Vast Deposits of »alt.
g. Marketing Poultry Products,
All over the “sink" are vast deposits
A new feature haa I wen added for the of salt. left behind by the- vanished
benefit of tiie Federated Clute, Mothers’ sea. Mo|lu«can shells and other ma
Congress, and the Granges.
Two lec rine remains bear witness that Its sur
tures per day—one under the super face at no remote period was covered
vision of tiie Domestic Science Depart by the Waves of ocean. One great salt
ment and one under the Domestic Art ben ring formation In the western part
fa thirty mile« long by twelve In width,
Department—will be given.
and 20.non camel loads are extracted
These lectures are to tie given for the from It annually. So frightful a desert
purpose of training leaders in Home Is El Juf that no caravan ever ven
Economics club work and will deal not tures to cross It the route pursued
only with the subject matter but with skirting around Its borders.
The old sea channel north of Cape
the problem« of organisation and leader
ship. It will be helpful to those having Juby. known today as the Great Mouth.
these lectures in charge if each or Is an opening two snd one half mile«
wide betweon two lofty heights, with
ganisation will send outline« or year
cliffs rising |<erpendlcularly 200 Heel
books for the coming year in advance
above the sea. It Is blocked by the
Accommodations may be obtained for sand bar aforementioned. In stormy
all women In the women'« tialls and in weather waves break furiously on tho
rooming houses near the College. Rate« bar. A strong current setting continu
al the halls will lie
The ally toward the shore baa caused the
rates outside will also be reasonable. accumulation of sand which long ago
Those desiring reservations in ad separated El Juf from the Atlantic.
vance and further information should
A few miles Inland there la a range
address R. D. Hetzel, Director of Ex
tention Division, Oregon Agricultural of high mountains, running north and
south and parallel with the coast, but
College, Corvallis, Oregon.
there to a wide gap in tbs range
through which the channel passes.
Thus, aa viewed from the ocean out
Msoreaay’e Caustle Reply.
side. the entrance to the ancient “gulf*
A s<s|H-grace baruu pawned the cor of El Juf 1« picturesquely obvious and
onet lie hud worn at the coronation of striklhg. Froth tbs coast the channel
Queen Victoria. Having a slight ac (Its bed thickly lncruated with marine
qualntance with Macready, the trage salts) broadens out and can be fol
dian. he wrote to the actor offering to lowed for a great distance into the
sell the pawn ticket and suggesting desert basin. It forms a valley recog
that the redeemed Item of headgenr nlxabl« as the northwest arm of the
would be an Interesting theatrical gulf that used to tie. In some place«
Macready replied with the banks of the channel rise to a
characteristic sarcasm that If the height of BOO feet, with vertical walls
thing had been owned by a nobleman and overhanging cliffs.
of mark who had got Into straitened
Now. Africa posses««« rivers of great
ctrcumstancea be would have favor magnitude, the most Important of
ably considered the application. But them l»elng the Nile (which Is the tens
ho did not think his stock of “proper ret river in tho world), the Niger and
ties" would bo Improved by the addl
the Kongo. But none of the mighty
tlon of a gilded coronet that had lieen streams of the dark continent can be
worn by a numskull anil pawned by a 'used as a highway to the Interior on
account of cataracts and other ob
structions to navigation. The Nile hi s
Lion Sign« In England.
six cataracts and the Kongo alxty-two
Lions have always been and nfe now cataracts and mphls.
very favorite signs In England—lions
The flooding of the Sahara by the
white, black, red. brown, golden, yel moans hero described will provide a
low-red being the most common. navigable highway for the commerce
Probably the lied IJou originated with of the world.
It will open up the
the badge of John of GaunL duke of heart of Africa, develop Its enormous
Lancaster, who married the daughter potential resources, which as yet have
of Don Pedro, king of Leon and Cas hardly been touched, and Incidentally
tile. and who adopted the lion ram do away with what remains of ths
pant gules of Leon to represent his slave trade
claim to the throne. Under Richard
and John Ilona became the settled
Cuts Throat and Save« Choking Man.
arms of England and wore generally
New York.-Dr McCullough of St
used by those who could find any John's Riverside hospital saved George
Leak of Yonkers, who was choking to
death. A piece of meat stuck In Irak's
The milk of human klndnesa would throat. Unable to loosen IL Dr. McCul
be much richer If It wasn’t skimmed
lough made an Incision In the throat
so often.—Chicago News.
■nd extracted the meat.
AND THE GREATEST OF THESE IS CHARITY.”
Johnson Re-elected at Evening Star
Evening Star Grange liad election of
officer« at its meeting on Dec. 2, which
resulted aa follows: Master, J. J. John
son for the fourteenth time; Overseer,
S. fl. Covell; Lecturer, A. L. Keenan;
E. J. Spooner; Assistant
Steward, H. E. Hall; Chaplain, Mrs.
W. W. Arnburn; Treasurer, Wills
Buckman; Secretary, Mary R. Geb-
hamt; Gate Keeper, A. H. Nicols;
Ceres, Ethel Arnburn; Pomona, Dana
Small; Flora, Irene Elliott; Ijidy Assist
ant Steward, Mr«. Josephine Pickard;
Executive Committee, H. L. Johnson
and S. II. Covell; Pianist, Bernice
Elliott; Assistant Pianist, Clara Smith;
A beautiful memorial tribute to the
memory of Brotiier I- H. Wells, who
recently pawed away was read by J. D.
Lee, and then the charter draped in
Prof. F. 8. Ball led the audience in
singing a number of the familiar grange
Mrs. E. A. Nibiin read a very inter
esting paper on the subject, "Keeping
Public Places Clean.”
Mr. John W. Whalley was the speaker
of the afternoon, and his talk to the
grangers and farmers was well worth
listening to, as be spoke from a varied
experience of a farmer, and also a busi
J. G. Kelley spoke of the good work
done by the county farmer the past year,
—••rrymin m Washington 8t>r.
and hoped that Mr. Hall would be re
appointed this next year.
The high co«* of living was discussed
and a committee appointed to meet with
similar committee« from the Woman’s
Club«, etc., at a meeting to be held
doned operations until next April, Saturday evening, Dec. 2, at the Library.
This committee consists of A. L. Keenan,
when the work will be resumed.
The Mosaic league, a society having Mrs. E. A. Nibiin and Willda Buckman.
for Its purpose the creation of public
CalamitiM of Authors.
sentiment against profanity, was or
was a beggar; Plautus turned
ganized at a union meeting of the
a mill; Terence was a slave: Cervantes,
congregations of Pendleton churches.
the author of “Don Quixote,” died of
Examinations for state teaching
hunger; Bacon lived a life of mean
certificates will be held at the county ness and distress: Raleigh died on the
seat of each Oregon county December scaffold; Spenser, the charming, died In
20, 21, 22 and 23, J. A. Churchill, state want; the death of Collins was through
^superintendent of public instruction, neglect, first causing mental derange
ment; Milton sold his copyright of
Following the diacovery of two cases “Paradise Lost” for £15; Dryden died
of infantile paralysis at Looking Glass in poverty and distress; Otway died
Dr. David N. Roberg, state health of prematurely and through hunger; Lee
died In the gntter: 8teele lived a life
ficer. ordqged the schools of the Look
of perfect warfare with bailiffs; Gold
ing Glass district closed for a period smith's “Vicar of Wakefield" was sold
of 11 days.
for a trifle to save him from the grip
A system of wholesale bootlegging of law; Savage died In prison at Bris
in Bend is believed to have been un tol. where he was confined for a debt
covered by the arrest of a man named of £8: Butler lived a life of penury and
Wyatt and two associates, who are died poor: Chatterton, the child of
charged with having peddled liquor genius and misfortune, destroyed him
,’or several weeks.
The application of Arthur S. Beede
Naming th« Gerrymander.
fc Sons of Drewsey for the construc
Th« gerrymander was christened in
tion of a reservoir for the storage of
1813. although It must have been In op
3800 acre feet of water for the irriga eration long before tbaL A stanch old
tion of 1595 acres of land has been Federalist, Governor Elbridge Gerry,
approved by State Engineer Lewis.
controlled through bls legislature the
According to the report of the com redistricting of Massachusetts under
missioner of internal revenue, the to the census of 1810. In th« office of
tal Income taut paid by the comforta Benjamin Russell, an ardent Repub
bly-fixed and the well-to-do of Oregon lican editor, hung a map of the state
as newly subdivided by Gerry and his
aggregated 8118.437 for the last fiscal
Gilbert Btuart's ready pencil
year, and was paid by 2421 men and whimsically added to the outlines of a
grotesque district the wings and tail of
A "fifty-fifty” agreement between a dragon.
Warden C. A. Murphy, of the Oregon
“Ha!" he said when he had finished.
state penitentiary, and the convicts “How'« that for a salamander?”
The Republican Rusaell growled.
housed in the institution, has tacitly
been reached and under its terms the •Better call It a gerrymander." And
American politicians have taken his
men and the prison administration
each agree to give the other a “square
Sometime« the doctor orders barley
A «ovfM to apple packing lap Oo
especial benefit of grower« who«« eh er oatmeal water for baby. When each
is the case prepare as follows:
chard« are Just coming Into bearing
Add two tableepoonfuto of washed
will be one ef the features of the win pearl barley or of oatmeal, as the case
ter short course to be held at the may be, to a quart of cold water. Boll
Oregon Agricultural college from Jan this down to a plnL cooking slowly for
uary 8 to February 2.
about two hours. Then strain while
The biennial report of the state land hot and add a sufficient quantity of
board for the period ending Septem cold boiled water to make a quart of
the fluid. Keep cool tn a covered jar.
ber 30, 1918, shows that in the period
the state has sold 11,509 acres, of
which 10,722.63 acres were school
The bay of Naples abounds in me
lands. 240 acres agricultural college dusae, or jellyfish, often growing as
lands and 547.15 acres tide lands.
large as two feet In diameter and
Longer winter days for chickens weighing fifty and sixty pounds. Some
mean more winter eggs, according to of them shine at night with a greenish
F. W. Riggs, a poultryman of Klamath light and are known as “noctiluca"
Falls, who runs a summer schedule (night lanterns: by the natives.
on his hens by means of electric
lights over the roosts and claims that
“They say old Closeflst has still got
the experiment is working out very the first dollar he ever made."
“Yes, and i’ll bet he has still got the
Details of plans for highway lm first umbrella he ever borrowed.”—St
provement authorised by the passage Louis Post-Dispatch.
of a >260,000 bond issue at the recent
election are being worked out in Was
“What did your baby cry about last
co county. An advisory committee
night T’ asked the man next door.
representing different sections of the
“About five hours,” replied Mr
county has been appointed by the Youngpop.—Exchange.
Governor Withycombe has express
Don't ever worry about what yon
ed the opinion that the passage by cannot help.
the people of th« 6 per cent tax limi
So You Can.
tation, amendment nullifies, to all
Of conrs« you can't be
practical intents and purposes, the act
lieve everything yon hear. Miss Gad-
of 1913. which created an emergency
leigb—Oh, no. but you can repeat it—
board and he believes that the duties Boston Transcript
0RE60N NEWS NOTES OF GENERAL INTEREST
Five Linn county cities held munic
ipal elections Monday.
Secretary of State Olcott la In Chi
cago to visit his slater. who Is serious
The older boys' conference hel< its
11th annual meeting in Corvallis last
The Rogue River Valley Berkshire
association was organised at Granta
Pa«« laat week.
Dallaa churches and lodges wil^
unite this year In a municipal Christ
mas tree and program.
Affidavits to import liquor Into
Multnomah county totalled 33,800 dur
ing the month of November.
Medford high school won the foot
ball championship of southern Oregon
by defeating Ashland 10 to 0.
The Clackamas County Anglers’ as
sociation was organised at Oregon
City with a charter membership of 45.
A Bleeping cow on the tracks be
tween Coquille and Myrtle Point
wrecked the Coos Bay limited pas
According to figures compiled by
Insurance Commissioner Wells the
fire losses In Oregon in November to
The snnusl show of the Central
Willamette Poultry association will
take place In this etty December 13
to 18, inclusive.
The Sslem Junior Commercisl club,
which will be sn auxiliary of the Sal
em Commercial club, was organised
with 21 members.
A bill giving to Insurance Commis
sioner Wells power to appoint a fire
marshal, will be introduced at the
next legislative session.
The Oregon Agricultural college
football team defeated the University
of Southern California eleven at Los
Angola« Thursday 1« to 7.
More than 500 delegates are expect
ed to attend the sixth annual Oregon
Irrigation congress, which will con
vene in Portland January 4, 5 and 8.
The annual meeting of the State
Association of County Judges and
Commissioners will open In Portland
December 12 for a four days’ session.
Polk county -Angora goats are In
such demand by eastern and southern
breeders aud stock raisers that local
breeders are finding difficulty in fill
Governor Withycombe Monday re
appointed Harvey Beckwith, of Port
land. as a member of the industrial
accident commission. The appointive
term is for four years.
With a total of 1822 entries, not in
cluding turkeys, ducks and geese, the
eighth annual show of the Oregon
Poultry & Pet Stock association open
ed in Portland Mondsy.
Mrs. G. H. Robbins, wife of a Hood
River orchardist, finds profit in rais
ing China pheasants, which are sold
at fancy prices to breeders in differ
ent parts of the northwest.
The Farmers' Educations! and Co
operative union, with delegates from
Oregon snd southern Idaho, Is to
gather in McMinnville December 5 to
8 for its annual convention.
The cruisers in charge of the work
of classifying ths Oregon and Califor
nia railroad srant lands have aban
President Proposes to Better Con
ditions of Carriers. Present Sys
tem May be Changed.
Washington. Nov. 20.—Ten members
of Congress, five Senators and five
members of the House of Representa
tives. Itegan here today an Inquiry into
the subject of public control and su-
l>errtelon of railroads that may lead to
the revolutionizing of the whole scheme
of governmental regulation of the coun
try's tran«i«>rtation lines. Incidentally
th- committee is to look Into the ques
tion of government ownership of rail
ways, telephone and telegraph lines
and express companb-s.
The mem Iters of the committee
which* will conduct this Important in
vestigation are Senator Newiands of
Nevada, chairman: Senator« Robinson
of Arkansas. Underwood of Alabama.
Cummins of Iowa and Brandegee of
Connecticut, and Representatives Ad
amson of Georgia. SI ma of Tennessee.
Cullop of Indians. Esch of Wisconsin
■nd Hamilton of Michigan. The In
quiry was recommended by President
Wilson In his mesaage to Congress lu
December of last year. He described
aa it« purpose to determine what could
be done “for bettering the conditions
under which the railroads are operated
and for making them more useful serv
ants of the country as a whole.”
Prominent Man ae Witnesses.
In order to obtain the views of all
interests affected by the operations of
the transportation lines the committee
has Invited prominent shippers, bank
era, representative« of commercial or
ganisations. railway executives, econo
mists and others to appear before them.
The first to be heard are railroad
commissioners of various states who
began their evidence today.
testimony to directed chiefly to oppos
ing any enlargement of the federal
authority over commerce that would
detract from the powers now exercised
by state bodies. They will be followed
shortly by officials of railway labor
organizations who are expected to reg
ister their opposition to the increase
of governmental authority over wages
and conditions of labor.
Chief interest in the hearings cen
ters in the proposals that will be put
forward by representatives of tae rail
roads, for It is reported that they will
advocate an extension of federal au
thority over rates and securities to the
practical exclusion of state control of
these matter«. It to understood also that
they will go on record in favor of fed
eral Incorporation of all railroad tinea.
Legislative Pregram of Railroads.
From an authoritative source to ob
tained the following outline of the leg
islative program which the railroads F
will ask the committee to consider in
Its investigation: They will endeavor
to demonstrate to the commission that
one of the principal defects tn the pres
ent system of railroad regulation to
the lack of coordination resulting from
the simultaneous and conflicting regu
lation by the federal government and
by the 48 states. They will, therefore,
ask that entire governmental control
of the rates and practices of interstate
carriers, except purely local matters,
be placed in the hands of a federal
body so that interstate traffic may be
regulated without reference to state
lines, leaving to the state commissions
jurisdiction only over local matters and
local public utilities. As a part of this
plan, a compulsory system ef federal
incorporation to to be recommended,
accompanied by federal supervision of
railroad stock ami bond issues.
A reorganisation of the Interstate
Commerce CommKlon will be asked.
In order to enable the commission prop
erly to exercise its increased power«.
It to also proposed that the preparation
and proeecntion of cases against the
railroads shall be delegated to some
other agency of the governmenL possi
bly the Department of Justice, so that
the commission may devote Its ener
gies to its administrative functions.
With the commission thus relieved
of some of its present duties and equip
ped to handle its business more prompt
ly, the railroads will urge that the pe
riod during which the commission may
now suspend proposed Increases lu
rates he reduced from ten months to
60 days, with provision for reparation
to be paid to the shippers if the ad
vance shall be declared unreasonable.
They will also ask that the commis
sion be given the power to prescribe
minimum as well as maximum rates
so that in meeting complaints of dis
crimination the commission may order
the advance of’a rate which it consid
ers too low.
One of the most Important recom-
mendat'ons for which the railroads
will ask favorable consideration to
that the commission be specifically
authorized to take into account in
rate regulation the effect of rates
upon total earnings in tbe light of ax-
“I'm digging a well for exarctoe."
“How ar« you getting onF
“Fine! Drop in on me Mme 4ay.**—