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About Mt. Scott herald. (Lents, Multnomah Co., Or.) 1914-1923 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 6, 1920)
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AN OLD STANDI)’’,
An «verenge good Missouri mule
»ell» for $309. This sturdy animal
Ueeps on It» surefooted way regar*-
leas of multiplying aulomoblles and
The sternly demand for
mules Is mainly from the farina, a
-ood sign of speeding up production
where most needed. In horse breed
ing also the situation 1» favorable,
but choice animals are wanted. Pre
dictions of n horseless ora are no tour
er heard. The menace seemed moat
serious nearly thirty .wars ago whin
prices generally were at the loweat
ebb. In some places In the North-
west horses were turner! adrift nn not
worth feeding through the winter.
At farm sales a slmep might bring
but 25 cents. An alleged remedy
widely supported, and defeated sever
al times politically. was silver Infln-
tton. Prices have certainly advanced
without regard to nostrums of that
kind. Twenty five years ago It was
charged that gold had been cornered
tn Europe. We have now the largest
stock of gold on record. There 1»
dearly a sound business expansion
when the demand grows for mules
and horses as well as all kinds of
motor vehicle« and Improved farm
machinery. More production 1» the
cry, and It Is heeded. Breeders of all
farm animals have accepted a new
and higher standard A thousand dot
Hr hog is no longer a curiosity. The
price of bacon suggests It.
Among the many things r»>*|Hm»lble
for the unrest and disturbed condi
Published Every Friday at I-enta
tion of affairs In thia country the lure
Station, Portland, Oregon.
of the city, which has been effectively
J. 2. UPDIKE .... Proprietor working upon the men of the emer
C. W. SMITH .... Manager gency army and navy and their fam
Entered as second-class mail mat ilies, Is responsible for a very ooneld-
ter February 14. 1814. at the post erable portion. The men who left
office at Lenta. Oregon, under act of the farms and rural sections for the
Congroaa. March *. 1(7*.
war camps and later went to I- rance
Subscription price • - $1.00 a year or at least spent a year or two In the
vicinity of some large city got a taste
Phones: Tabor 7*34.
of city life and formed ideas about
what was necessary and what desir
THE BUZZARD’S SERVICE.
How many times in your life have able that could uot be altogether for
you found a dead bird, mouse, suake gotten when they went back home,
or some other form of wild life? May says Florida Times-Union.
be half a down times, hardly more the farm and country folRs did not go
than that, unless your eyes are un- , back to the country, and the result Is
usually bright or you spend a eon- ' a scarcity of people on the farms and
siderable part of your time in Just I in the small towns, aud an over-sup
rambling about. And yet there are ( ply of people in the cities. W ar de
millions of birds, millions of snakes 1 partment records show that the ma
and no doubt billions of mice. " hy . jority of the men from the rural dis
don’t we pick up these dead creatures tricts went home It Is true, hut a
every day? They cannot all be the ' whole lot of them decided not to stay;
victims of the rapacity of some larger ( and the cities have gained in num
creature. A considerable number of ■ bers but not always tn Just the nor
them must die a natural death. mal and reasonable Increase that
Where do they go? Ask Mr. Buzzard comes from the demand for various
If he knows, and see him blink a tell kinds of workers. It is likely that in
tale eye. says Ohio State Journal. the course of a year or two thousands
Don’t you know that Is what he is for who are now making a scanty living
—to keep the earth cleaned up of car in the cities, contrasting the excite
rion? He doesn’t sail and sail, hour ment of surroundings with much less
after hour, just to keep you wonder comfort than they had enjoyed In the
ing If he never flaps a wing. No: he small towns or on the farms, will re
is keeping a watchful eye on the turn to the life they left when the
whole countryside for carrion. With war called them Into the service of
It should be nolcxl that tlie rank« of
his telescopic eye he sees the dead their oountry.
t he armed cntnpnniee which iiarmle
animal, or when he rises far Into
the streets of Berlin with rifle*, are-
A Japanese province has placed a ■miles and machine mins are filled
the storm clouds out of human sight,
he is keeping an eye on the neighbor tax upon a great variety of articles with former noncommissioned officer»
ing buzzards to see that they do not called luxuries, among them being of the German army. These men. hav
have a feast without his presence. walking sticks, gold rimmed eyeglass ing tasted of a little authority, are re
The buzzard In flight is a noble sight, es and even the bridal couple’s extra luctant to turn to useful productive
The Japanese may have labor. The former privates, on the
and his status in nature Is a useful < suitcase.
and important one, but. like the i heard of America’s tax on children’s contrary, seem to have had enough.
pariah, he is neither admired nor re soda water and ice cream cones, and There are said to be some 700.000 men
received inspiration therefrom, says now under arms in Germany. At the
Detroit Journal. At any rate, those same time the cry of hunger ami the
us who felt rather cockily that all plea for »uiwr grow louder, say» Bos
The part of the United States that
lies east of the Mississippi river had the tax-levying geniuses of the world ton Post. The first fact undoubtedly
a diminishing fraction of the farm and were concentrated in our country will helps explain the second.
range cattle of the United States until have to admit that Japan has a few has yet to learn the lemon that a na
soon after 1900. on account of the w izards of her own.
tion that will not work shall not eat.
growing numtier of farms and the in
It seems altogether unlikely that
creasing utilization of ranges west of
Soy beans are growing In favor n* a
Italy. Hungary, Bohemia. crap In this country, a» their oil HHll
that river. The country east of the
river had 44 per cent of the farm cat Poland, and the Balkans will be able oil cake are In import*. The crop of
tle in 1880. 30 per cent in 1890. and to quiet down until spring. Lack of 1917. as estimated by the bureau of
26 per cent In 1900.
By 1910 the food. fuel, and clothes must lead to ■rap estimates, was 2345.000 bushels
tendency toward relative loss of cat intense dissatisfaction with all gov of threshed beans and that of UHR
tle east of the river was reversed, and ernments yet. and strikes. Insurrec was IJMl.OtM) bushel».
by W19 the Increasing fraction had tions, possibly revolutions, will be the was imported to the extent of 163.-
reached 31 per cent of the total farm order of the day everywhere.
OoO.OOO pounds In the fiscal year 1917,
337.000.000 pounds in 1918. ami 237.-
cattle of the whole country.
When a person comes into your of 000.000 pounds In 1919. Soy-bean oil
If there is no law properly to pun fice to bust up your business you kick cake, left after the extraction of most
ish the spreading of seditious and law him out without much ceremony, «avs of the oil. Is a feeding stuff practl-
less'literature. there ought to be, and Philadelphia Press. When an anar
illy appreciated enough to cnn<e the
congress is strangely remiss in its chist comes Into this country to bust Importation of considerable and In
duty of protecting the public If this up the government there ought to be creasing quantities.
omission is not promptly repaired, no uncertainty about what to do with
says Baltimore American.
It is un him. or hesitation in doing It. Kick
The frequency of fires Just
speakable that the lawmaking powers him out.
calls attention to the greater need of
of the nation should be paralyzed
caution In this respect. A» the
A marine corps quartermaster Is weather becomes colder, the danger
with Inertia, while so dangerous a
poison is working its way into the authority for the statement that the Increases, but It conld be reduced to
nation's vitals and threatening its size of the marine foot has been In a minimum If ordinary prudence Is
creased a whole size on the average observed. The education of the pub
as a result of pursuit work in France. lic In fire prevention Is not yet hr
First-class diamonds are now rated But it is to be observed that there thorough as could he wished, though
at $1,000 a karat, which reminds us has been no change in the average ordinary common sense ought to sug-
that we have managed to connect with size of the caps worn hy the corps.
gest many of its principles. »
a great deal of happiness during our
The French now have time to build
How long It «wms to take It to
journey through this vale of tears
without having to dazzle the visual or barracks to accommodate the flood of get around to the ear» of the retail
gans of our friends with a blazing tourists who wish to visit the battle meat deniers when the market drops
shirt front, says Houston Post. While area, but of course the doughboys un $19 a hundredweight, as It has In the
bacon descends, let the cost of dia derstand that most of the tourists are case of pork. Whin the market goes
people who made enough money out up $10 a hundredweight, the news
monds soar, say we.
of the war to buy better shelter than travels much fuster.
When a few individuals or groups ; Is afforded by a mudhole.
of men through the accretion of pow
Brorsen’s comet, not due until 1922.
er that vested wealth gives- come into
a position where they are able to con has wandered back Into mortal ken B
trol the necessaries of life, the food, three yehrs ahead of Its schedule. If B
the fuel, the clothes, then government the heavenly bodies have caught the B
to be of the people and for the peo fever of trying for new records,
ple must become more autocratic that there’s no telling where we're going
it may be more utopian.
HARD-TIMES SOCIAL AT
THE MILLARD AVENUE
11m hard-time» »ocial at the Mil
lard Avenue Presbyterian church
Tuesday, January 27, whs a positive
success. Moat of the guests came
representing some song or book and
some were especially remarkable,
George CoIvey and Charlea Demetier
were handsome ladies, Mr. CoIvey in
a tan creation of lace and silky fabric
with a striking yellow trimmed hat,
and Mr. Demetier in white middy
suit and green-colored headgear, both
representing a popular melody called
“Jazz Baby." The fairy story "Snow-
white ami Rose-red" was imperson
ated by Mrs. O. H. Gilbert in snowy
middy suit and snowy hair bow, and
Mrs. W. P. Eastwood in u rich, bril
liant red frock, and with two wonder
ful'black braid». W. Lee Gray, the
pastor, in ftennul shirt and work
trousers, with rake and hoc, made a
fine looking "Harvester" (Gene St rat
ton Porter), and Mrs. Gray in bright
red skirt, lavender house-jacket, red |
shoulder shawl and red head dress,
with double-loop, gold colored car1
drop >, made a handsome ‘‘Foreigner”
(Rilph Connor). One of the most I
puzzling of the book symbol» was
that of a loose heel (“Lucile," by
Meredith) worn bv Mrs. Frank Price.
Others were very attractive and en
tertaining but space forbids indi
Laurel» ood Congregational Church
At the Laurel wood Congregational
church last Sunday morning a Chris
tian Endeavor service was held in
honor of the general C. E. work. The
meeting was conducted by Hazel
Wells, president, assisted by Mark
Bradford, vice-president, M in Nor-
ma Bicknell, accompanied by Mias
Lpis Handshker, sang. Tho county
worker», Including MI m Edna Reh
wait and Ned Erwin, and Fianklin
Roberts, of the flying squadron, were
Millard Avenue Presbyterian Church
Rev. W. Lee Gray, pastor, will
sp«ak at 11 a. nt. on “Temptation,"
and at 7:30 on “Lincoln’s Religion."
The first thing William Hohenzollern
did when he took possession of his
estate at Doorn. Holland, was to raise
the wages of the gardener from $T>.60
to $6. He should have u care or the
government may get after the garden
er for profiteering.
The new Austrian republic has
closed its first year with a big def
icit. Running a new republic on the
ruins of an old empire is hot the
cheapest of experiments, hut the em
pire was even more expensive, as it
Five German officers accused of
looting in France and Belgium dur
ing the German occupation have been
arrested to be held for trial. At last,
retribution Is beginning for the crim
inals of the war.
French sclen’lsts have organized an
International Institute of metaphysics
In an effort to solve th» nry-rtffy of
death. The rest of ns will go along,
however, trying to solve the mystery
of how to live.
Offhand—Just like that—It Is more ■
or less puzzling how Europeans who ■
Army officers are said to be near must be fed by other nations find a de
ing corsets to give them a rounded
and beautiful figure and we Just won ter they might have quit and gone vi il
der what some of those doughboys back to work.
would say if they suddenly came upon
a dashing captain adjusting his stays.
thing of the pnst owing to .the war’s H
The house of lords has rejected the effect on French soil. Tn this coun N■
proposal to admit woman peers, but try that can be scheduled under the W
this will not afTeet those whom the h'-ad of useless Information.
supporters of Lloyd George during the
The proposition of turning your old K
war on the dukes described as “the
suit Inside out Is a Joke, say the tail
old women" In the upper chamber.
ors. Not always. We knew a man N
Dandelion leaves are commended hy who found a $2 bill that way once.
a physician as a means of prolonging
A dentist says entirely too many ■
Scientists are often absent-
minded. The suggestion comes at a teeth are being pulled out. Well,
time when dandelions are hopelessly Just what would be the proper num N
out of season.
R. D. Kenworthy s Company
First-class Service given
Day or Night
Close Proximity to Cemeteries
Enables us to hold Funerals
at a Minimum Expense
5802-4 92nd St.
Eggiman’s Meat Market
FRESH AND SMOKED
MEATS AND FISH
Vegetable«» and Fruit«
Butter and Kun«
Phone Tabor 2673
5919 Ninety-second Street
“There are dozen» of ¡»reparations
on druggists’ shelves that contain a
higher percentage of alcohol than
whisky. If a person only knew what
“Maybe you are right,” replied
the citizen with a thirst, "but I seem
to be out of luck. I drop tn to see
my favorite druggist every day and
engage him In casual conversation,
but he never tel!- me anything.
Everything for Your
made bread, biscuit
and cookies always make
And they’re tic
kled when you bake a
If you are not getting
KINDLY CALL FOR YOUR
MONTHLY BANK STATEMENT
Multnomah State Bank
good results as you
would like to have, why
Our new Boxes have
arrived and we are
now ready to serve
you with Boxes. .
$2.50 per year and up
“hit’* with husband« and
not consult with u* about the
flour you are using
We have handled many
different brands of flour
and meal and know just
which are giving the best aati»
faction We invite you to
profit by our experience.
Lents Mercantile Co
Phone: Tabor 1141
5805 92nd St
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