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!THE BANNER-COURIER, OREGON CITY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 1922.
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COUNTY BUDGET MEET
FAST AND FURIOUS
Funds In Hands of
NEW JAIL VOTED FOR
A Total of $7240 Was Cut Off Esti
mates and Office of County
Club Leader Abolished.
From the drop of the gavel, the
County Budget meeting held at
Busch'a Hall on Friday last, swung
or attempted to swing the axe on
everything that offered opportunity to
cut off taxes. In many instances the
performance was far more -entertaining
that creditable to popular govern
ment. Every objector and voter no
doubt meant tell, but even the in
tent to serve economy did not always
tally with the results and many con
servative citizens whose judgment
is good and who have progressive
views of the best, came away dis
couraged and disgusted with the hit
and miss opposition of an element
present which struck at practically
everything without reference to needs
At the first swing of the political
axe, five hundred dollars was lopped
off the circuit court estimate of
$3000, although it was explained lat
er that this would cause a vacation
of two months next summer in the
work of the circuit judge as there
would be unsufficient funds with
which to pay witnesses, jury costs
and other expenses.
Prohibition Enforcement Fund
A resolution introduced by District
Attorney Stipp, providing for the with
drawal of the $1500 estimate contain
ed in the sheriffs budget and put in
its place $2000 into the hands of the
county court to be used in the en
forcement of the prohibition law, was
passed. The motion to cut the salary
of the chief deputy in the sheriff's of
fice 20 per cent was lost; while the
tax department was relieved of one
clerk drawing a salary of $1020.
Estimates . for the offices of clerk,
recorder, treasurer, surveyor, coron
er, school superintendent and county
agent, went through the ordeal un
changed though the latter was the ob
ject of vigorous attack and had only a
few votes to sapre. .
The estimate of $20 for health of
fice and $1000 for county physician,
brought forth protests in favor of Dr.
- Welsoh who took the floor in his own
behalf and accused the county judges
of making his road as health officer
same as provided in the estimates.
And the judge "came back" with the
statement that the new arrangement
considered by the doctor was in the
interest of economy; that the doctor
had charged' at one time 25 or 30
cents a mile for mileage expenses and
that the bills for this department had
been excessively high. The judge
admitted that the court was not aware
that the health officer cquld be releas
ed by the court only upon proof of
. ineficiency. The voters strongly
sustained the estimate and this storm
cloud gave way to others streaked
with more vivid pyrotechnics.
And the crowd did not wait long
for more excitement. It came with
the motion by Mrs. Mary Caufield sup
ported by pleas from Mrs. Dye and
Rev." H. G. Edgar for an insertion in
to the budget of the sum of $2000 for
maintainance of. a county health
nurse. R. E. Church led the oppo
sition with a resolution for provision
of $2000 each for 5 health nurses and
was seconded in his efforts to kill
the project, by R. G'nther, R. Schue
bel and others. The motion for the
$2000 estimate was defeated.
The estimate for two traffic offic
ers was cut in twain, pay for overtime
in the taxdepartment was cut off and
. the county club 1 eader was given a
permanent vacation by the tax cut
ters, after the first of January, 1921,
A. D., although the estimate for the
county and state fair which the leader
has been of primary importance in de
veloping, was carried unanimously.
' "Oh consistency, thou art a jewel,"
was made a solid, solemn exit.
Estimates for insurance, registra
tion and election, eradication of Can
ada thistles, cattle indemnity, indig
ent soldiers, widows' pension, prison
ers' board, interest on road fund war
rants, were allowed with little or no
The mention of the estimate for
the new jail brought forth the current
slogan "cut it out" Judge Campbell
at this juncture took the floor and
chidod the hit and miss swats at the
estimates, declaring that such actions
as had characterized the day were
rendering the cousty budget meetings
a farce. He plead for this estimate
and his plea was vigorously support
ed by A. C. Thomas, both declaring
the present structure unsafe, unsan
itary and a disgrace to the county.
The first vote was for a new jail.
W. W. Woodbeck put on the closing
number when he attempted to start
an investigation of the county health
office with a view to determining the
values of the morning's statements in
regard to overcharges, etc. The per
sistent, pen-pushed publicity pressure
was suddenly left alone to meditate
over the day's accomplishment by adjournment
A MORAL CLEANUP
Laws Relating To Poolroom Regula
tion Are Read and Violations
At the council meeting held in the
usual place on Friday afternoon last,
attention was called to the fact that
the present charter does not provide
for the revoking of the proprietor's
poolroom license by the council no
matter how persistent a violator may
It was suggested that an ordinance
amending the charter should be pass
ed authorizing the council to at any
time revoke the licenses of those who
violate the regulations under which
their holders operate and the city at
torney is preparing such ordinance.
It was brought out at this same
meefing that the provision of the
charter which requires the applicant
for the license to operate a poolroom,
1c put up a bond in the sum of $500
which bond must be endorsed by the
mayor and city recorder before the
license may be granted. No such
bond has been required since the
mind of man runneth to the contrary.
The attitude of the council in this
matter is to henceforth see that this
provision as well as others regulat
ing in these plans shall be enforced.
Further, it is the purpose of the
council, the Banner-Courier is inform
ed, to not only pass an ordinance pro
viding for the revoking of licenses
granted to poolroom providing for the
revoking of licenses granted to pool
room proprietors, but to require li
censes of lunch counters, eating
places and rooming houses in order to
regulate the same.
The advisability of taking children
found loitering or wandering about
the streets after reasonable hours at
night to the jail or other official
4uarters and hold them in custody
antil the parents having been notified
of the detention shall come after
them was discussed and the proposi
tion met with general favor.
Police officers were given authority
to gather in any person or persons
found wandering about the streets or
alleys without any show of purpose.
The report on work done by the
contractor on sixth street was ac
cepted and plans laid for a gener'al
moral clean up as well as civic im
Mrs. Justina Moehnke Dies
New Years Morning
At the family home 792 East Sev
enth street, north, Portland, Oregon,
Mrs. Justina Moehnke died at 1:30
o'clock New Year's morning, and just
12 hours later her husband, Mr. Chas,
Moehnke passed away. Mr. Moehn
ke was 81 years of age and his wife
78. Mr. and Mrs. Moehnke were
old residents of Clackamas county,
having lived here for 40 years. Mr.
Moehnke was at one time postmaster
of the Moehnke postoffice and has
served as county commissioner. For
several years he has operated a saw
mill on the west side of the Wil
lamette river near Oregon City. But
owing to ill health he retired and re
sided in Portland from then on. Their
death occurred on the 29th wedding
anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Moehn
ke have been good citizens of Clack
amas county and have done a great
deal toward promoting the interests
of the county and were well respect
ed by all who knew them. The fol
lowing children are left: Mrs. L. A.
LaBeau and Mrs. A. V. Dicky of Se
attle; Mrs. E. A. Franz, of Portland
and John and August Moehnke of Wil
lamette, Oregon. The funeral ser
vices were held from the chapel of
the East Side Funeral directors at
Portland at 2 P. M. Wednesday, Jan
uary 4, and was largely . attended as
Mr. and Mrs. Moehnke had at least
150 relatives in Clackamas county be
sides a host of friends. .
Farm Bureau Plans
Series of Meetings
The Clackamas County Farm Bu
reau has arranged for a series of six
meetings covering the county during
the last three days of January and
the ttrsC three of February.
The schedule is:
Beaver Creek, 5-day, Jan. 30;
Boring, Tuesday, Jan. 31; Molalla,
Wednesday, Feb. 1; Clackamas
Thursday, Feb. 2; Canby, Friday, Feb.
3; Oswego, Saturday, Feb. 4.
All these meetings will begin at 10
o'clock in the forenoon and continue
throughout the day. Basket lunch will
be served at noon.
George S. Mansfield president of
the state organization and Co. Will
iam B. Aird, secretary, will be pres
ent and take part in the discussions
Moving pictures "The Rural Drama'
Spring Valley Films by the Ameri
can Farm Bureau will be shown at
all the meetings.
This is a campaign for new mem
bers and among topics of discussion
will be the accomplishments, pur
poses and plans of the Bureau.
All farmers, fanners' organizations
and. others interested in farm prob
lems and difficulties are urged-to be
NEW YEAR GREETING
Even The Kiddies Rejoice
Over Ice Cold Sodas
Minus "Penny Extra"
$500, COO, 000 CUT
Big Reductions Made by Government
Include Relief From Insurance
and Railroad Exactions.
With the departure of the new year
1921, there was lopped off from the
people, tax exactions to the amount of i
nearly a half billion dollars. The
articles droppeed from the tax list
numbers fifty-seven. On some of
these articles the revenue taxes are
eliminated entirely and upon others
it is more or less reduced.
Nearly -three hundred millions of
the total is eliminated from transpor
tation taxes and includes 8 per cent
on oil pipe lines, three per cent on
freight charges, five per cent on ex
press and eight per cent on railroad
and Pullman car tickets. Last year
the . enormous sum of $138,000,000
was paid by those transporting freight
and $97,000,000 by passengers on the
railroad trains. The largest single
tax item was that paid on freight.
The 50 per sent additional tax on
Pullman tickets remains, however.
and goes not to Uncle Samuel, but to
the railroa-d owners.
Taxes for revenue on life, marine,
fire, burglar and casualty insurance is
The ten per cent tax on baseball
bats, tennis and gold goods,-and other
atheletic materials has gone glimmer
ing; so has the tax on ice cream so
das and other soft drinks sold at
fountains and parlors, much to the
delight of "Young America."
The five per cent tax on pianos and
other musical instruments; the 5 per
cent on electric fans and thermos bot
tles has been banished.
Perfumes, cosmetics, furs, patent
medicines can not be purchased retail
without the extra revenue require
ment. Even the tax on parcels post
is no longer a reality.
The taxes on articles above certain
values have been either reduced or
eliminated, and include men's and wo
men's hats, caps and bonnets; shoes
stockings and socks; men's shirts and
No tax will be paid on umbrellas
and parasols, knit-goods and under
Carpets, rugs, suitcases, purses,
handbags, lamps, shades and fans are
allowed reductions based on excess of
On near beer and other fountain
drinks and on candy, the manufac
turer still pays a reduced revenue tax.
No new revenue tax has been plac
ed on any article of commerce.
M. J. Lee Will Try Again
For State Legislature
M. J. Lee, who was a candidate for
the Republican nomination for the
state legislature at the 1920 primar
ies, will try again at the county pri
mary election. Mr. Lee was unable to
complete the 1920 campaign owing to
being quarantined for smallpox.
Here's a Hard Jolt
For the Newspapers
And City Judge Kelly is author of
the mild suggestion that if the news
papers would jump onto the merch
ants for selling tobacco to minors in
stead of jumping on to the council
for not enforcing the laws it would
do more good.
And here, the Banner-Courier stops
to wipe away its tears. Such tender
solicitation for the council which has
awakened to its sense of duty
and is cleaning up .the civic sewage
of Oregon City with a dispatch that
does it and the city credit, would
bring tears of anguish to the eyes of
an ancient mummy.
Here's dollars to doughnuts, that
if merchants selling tobacco
illegally and to minors are made ac
quainted with the fact that once in
the Recorder's court for such offense
they will get the limit of the law sen
tence even to fine and imprisonment
they will not further tempt the law,
Meantime, this paper will expose
any and all selling of tobacco to mi
nors no matter who is bit when de
pendable evidence of such law defi
ance is obtained.
Philip Hammond Will Be
Philip Hammond, who served as a
member of the last state legislature,
will be a candidate for the Republican
nomination to succeed himself at the
coming primary election. "
Married in Salem
Robert H. Beatie, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert B. Beatie of Beaver
Creek and Miss Alta Burke, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Burke of Thir
teenth street, were married in Salem
Sunday, Rev. W. F. Millihen, former
ly pastor of the Baptist church of
Oregon City, offciating.
RATES FOR AUTO
CAMPS TO BE FIXED
Free Auto Camps Have Become
Problem for Municipalities
At the Pacific Rocky Mountain
Northwestern Tourist Camp confer
ence it is expected that definite plans
will be laid for the operation of au
tomobile camp grounds in the various
cities throughout the 'Northwest This
conference will be held in Spokane
on this week, beginning Saturday.
All cities including Oregon City are
interested in this subject and will for
the most part, send representatives to
The general feeling is that these
grounds should be self supporting;
that they are of as great value to the
travelers as to the municipalities to
which they belong; and that once put
in condition, both attractive and con
venient for their patrons, they should
cease to be a burden an the taxpayer.
Oregon City has one of the best ap
pointed, most attractive and conven
ient parks on the coast. It is fitted
up with the best of conveniences and
has been thus far maintained for the
most part by private subscriptions.
The city will raise by taxation this
year $600 toward the expenses of the
park, which requires an attendant
continually during the auto season.
The total cost for this year is esti
mated at approximately $2000, leaving
$1200 to be raised by the committee
Just how this cost will be met has
not yet been decided.
It is the consensus of opinion heard
in the council and city that some
charge should be made for support
of this civic commodity.
The Red Cross Works
Wonders in China
'Important as was the presentation
of 850 miles of excellent highway to
the government of China by the
American Red Cross at the conclusion
of its famine relief operations, of
equal, if not greater importance, Is the
effect of the accomplishment upon
the Chinese people themselves."
"The work of the American Red
Cross has taugti: the Chinese people
in the famine ptivinces that famines
are largely preventable. It taught
them that they can do for themselves
that which is necessary to prevent a
recurrence of the disasters that are
as old as China itself. A good sys
tem of transportation is the most ef
fective barrier that can be erected
against famine in China and the
greatest work of the Red Cross in
China was in convincing the Chinese
that such a barrier could be erected.
"Once shown, the Chinese are quick
to grasp new ideas and self-help is
somewhat of a new idea. When the
operations of the Red Cross closed,
many Chinese, both government of
ficials and leaders in communities
generally, saw ways of extending liigh
way construction and irrigation fa
cilities to safeguard them in the fu
ture. "Perhaps this is demonstrated no
where better than in the province of
Chihli, where the American Red
Cross dug 3562 wells for the irrigation
of the land. These wells were dug as
a means of reclaiming for agricultural
purposes vast sandy areas along an
old bed of the Yellow river. Inspir
ed by the success of the American
project, the Chinese themselves be
came active and today individual land
holders have dug wells probably equal
in number to those dug by the Red
Regular Council ,
Meet Is Short, Sweet
At a meeting of the City Fathers
last night there was an air of staunch
determination. A meeting with pool
room proprietors during the afternoon
in which discussion of present law en
forcement conditions was held, had
prepared ,the way for a meeting de
void of complaints, protests or other
excitement which were awaited by a
crowd of citizens who crowded the
council room to the door.
All the councilman were present ex
cept Dr. Mount as were also the re
corder, attorney, chief of police and
The usual routine of bills was dis
posed of; the poolroom proprietors
were directed by the mayor to publish
tneir applications according to law
and then to come to the council for
their licenses as provided by the char
ter. This new procedure was taken
in good spirit and the results are ex
pected to' clarify the situation great
ly and will be a credit to all concern
ed. The chief of police was instructed
to work jail prisoners on the streets
a splendid move. '
Fisher who was fined $28.00 in jus
tice court for overloading the truck
used by him for the citjwas refund
ed this amount by unanimous vote.
Health Association to Meet
The annual meeting of the Clacka
mas county Health Association will be
held Jan. 10th, 1922, at the Commer
cial Club parlors at 2:30 p. m.
There will be election of officers
and other important business to come
before the meeting.
AH those who are interested in the
work are invited to attend.
WOULD LOWER TAXES
Student Thinks This Would
Be Oregon's Remedy
PROPOSAL NOT NEW
Would Have Each County Make Its
Own Laws and Be Independent
of State Legislature.
He said it was not himself that
needed advertising, but the idea, and
he would like us to' help push that
So we will simply state the man is
a student of economics; a man who
has been successful in business, and
who is keenly interested in making
His idea isn't new, it's application
The Banner-Courier has before pro
posed it as a means om reducing gov
ernment and taxation. And it wasn't
original with this paper.
The man's proposal was county op
tional government each county having
a government unto itself on practic
ally the same system that each state
He thought if such an option law
could be passed, each county could
have just as much or just as little
government and taxation as it want
ed and there would be more direct
responsibility and less unrest and
We think so. too.
Under such a law the state would
only have the jurisdiction over coun
ties that the national government has
over states. There would be state
laws governing all counties, and there
would be a general state tax, but in
the matter of government, officials,
salaries, etc., each county could run
its own business and pay its own
If such a law could be passed
through, there wouldn't be a dozen
peace officers chasing each other up
and down the state.
There wouldn't be a drove of coun
ty and state fish and game wardens
regular and special, and extra getting
in each other's way.
There woldn't be any army of traf
fic officers, county, state, special,
hanging around to catch county vio
lators. There wolld be a thinning out of
county, state and federal prohibition
officials, investigators, special inves
tigators, law and order sleuths, and so
There is altogetheer too much gov
ernment, too much duplication,, too
many commissions, too many investi
gating junkets, too much stat ex
If every county 'could run itself a
world of these state officials and man
datory laws could be shaken off.
But it will take far more than this
newspaper boost to bring about such
a reform it will take organizations
in more than half the counties all
pledged to send men to the legisla
ture to make such a law.
Some day some such movement will
come. Increasing taxation will
Judge Noble's Booze
. Antidote A "Corker"
In the local justice court on Fri
day of last week there were a couple
of jolts given the moonshine traffic
which should cause violators, would
be violators and booze and dope ven
dors in general, to sit up and take no
tice of what is going on in those
parts of the universe where officials
including sheriffs and judges have
the nerve to do their duty.
Twb; brothers, R. E. and W. A.
Merrick living on the old Fred
Wourm's place about three miles out
from Oregon City near the Molalla
road, were brought into Oregon City
by Deputies Hughes and Long of the
sheriff's force, with moonshine para
phernalia and a small quantity of
real "oozy woozy," which had been
After a few hours' of . reflection in
the commodious parlors of hotel de
Wilson, A. E. Merritt charged with
possessing intoxicating liquors unlaw
fully, was sentenced by Judge Noble
to pay a fine and costs totaling $109.70
and to serve 30 days in jail. In de
fault of the fine, 50 days' additional
time is required.
W. A. Merritt for the same offense
as above was fined $250 and costs,
totaling $259.70 and given 69 days in
jail. In default of the fine 125 days
additional in the county bastile was
Havin gattended the farmers' meet
ing at Oregon City December 3 on
poultry day, I wish to express my ap
preciation of Prof. Crosby's talk. Any
one there was amply repaid for the
time spent at the meeting. Prof.
Crosby has surely got the poultry
man's troubles down fine.
The college is doing a great work
for the poultry people by sending out
such able men as Prof. Crosby.
paid for Veal
ATTEMPT TO EMPLOY
CLUB LEADER MADE
Clackamas County Farm Bureau
Executives Appeal to The
On Wednesday of this week, the
members of the Clackamas County
Farm Bureau executive committee
headed by H. C. Seymour, state club
leader connected with the Oregon Ag
ricultural College, presented argu
ments for the retention of a county
club leader for the county.
The sentiment of the Bureau, it" is
said, is for the club leader and disap
pointment over the cutting out of the
estimate for this office at the budget
meeting is general.
It was pointed out that the training
of boys and girls in stock raising,
poultry production, and general agri
culture is of firsj importance and
that the work is growing in value and
popularity throughout the state and
that it is essential to the success of
the various agricultural fairs held in
this and other counties.
The committee consisting of O. R.
Baugherty, president of the Bui-eau;
Mrs. Gaffney secretary; Mrs. Hughes,
and Messrs. Randall, Clark, Kanne.
and H. N." Smith urged reconsidera
tion of the action of the budget meet
ing but received little encouragement
from the court and commissioners
who felt that they ought not to thus
oppose the taxpayers in action taken
in the annual budget meeting though
these officials and the budget com
mittee had personally favored the
employment of the club leader and
had provided for the same by a bud
get estimate of $1800.
It was reported that in some other
counties of. Oregon, the county court
has retained the club, leader though
the budget meeting had failed to pro
vide for the cost.
Wells Changed Plea;
Gets Year in Pen
Charles Wells will do a year in Sa
lem. After he had got out of a tight
hole, he umped back in.
Wells was indicted for non-support
of his family, but his wife pleaded for
his release and he was paroled. The
next day she asked the officers to
arrest him again, claiming that he had
He was again jailed and to occu
py his time he attempted to break
jan. someone had slipped him a
hack saw and he had the hinges of
the main door to the corridor saw
ed nearly through when it was dis
Then Charlie thought things were
stacking up pretty hard against him
and he changed his plea to guilty and
confessed to the attempted jail deliv
ery. Judge Campbell sentenced him
to the penitentiary for one year.
Farmers' Week at the
O. A. C. Full of "Pep"
With the entire facilities of the
Oregon Agricultural College placed at
their advantage several hundred per
sons interested in progress and im
provement studied and discussed pro
blems pertaining to the farm and
There were special conferences at
which were discussed such topics as
dairying, soil treatments, irrigation,
potato raising, grain grading) market
ing and many others.
Various organizations and associa
tions interested in different phases
of agriculture and kindred subjects
held meetings. Among them, were the
Drainage Association; the Western
Nut Growers' Association; and the
County Fair Secretaries' Association.
One of the most valuable and pop
ular features of the week was the
lecture on poultry production.
Among the specialists of promin
ence who took part in presenting the
program were Dean Robert Stewart,
soil specialist of Idaho, A. G. Lunn,
professor of poultry husbandry, and
Dr. Hector MacPherson of the Bu
reau of Markets of the O. A. C.
Growers of Canby
Vicinity to Meet
At 1:30 in the afternoon on Satuf-
-day of this week, the fruit and broc
coli growers of Canby, Barlow and
vicinity will meet in the Canby city
hall with representatives of the Ore
gon Grower's' Association to decide
whether there is sufficient acreage to
justify membership in the Associa
tion. Does the attitude of the local
growers -warrant entering the asso
ciation is another thing to be decided
at the meeting.
If there is sufficient interest and
cooperative desire shown at this meet
ing, the question of putting in a re
ceiving ana Darrenng station or
equipment for drying berries will be
discussed and "perhaps settled wholly
or in part
Barlow Enjoys School Program
The program given by the Barlow
school on Friday night recently, was
a very entertaining and enjoyable af
fair. The school now has a new bas
ketball team which furnishes the In
centive for the indoor games played
now in the gymnasium.
A home-talent play is among the
possibilities of the near future.
Charges Brought by C. E.
Moulton, Plumber, Acted
On by Grand Jury
TRIAL SET FOR JAN. 11
Wilson Denies Charges And Declares
Frame-up " to Discredit
After weeks of rumor to the effect
that the office of W. J. Wilson, now
serving his third term as sheriff of
Clackamas county has been under in- -. .
vestigation on charges in connection
with enforcement of the laws againsl
booze, the grand jury has returned an
indictment of larceny by bailee.
This verdict is the outgrowth of a "
charge by . C. E. Moulton, a Portland '
plumber, dating back to March, 4,
1920. It appears that a car stolen ;
from Moulton was found by H. E. .
Meads then deputy sheriff under Wil
son, near Oswego and was brought by
him to Oregon City in his official ca
pacity. It is specifically charged that
while in the custody of the sheriff,
Wilson "unlawfully - and feloniously
embezzled and converted to his use"
from said car personal property be
longing to Moulton: 1 pipe vise, 1
rachet die stock, 2 pipe cutters, 1
rachet brace, 1 pair tin snips, 1 sol
der torch, 1. auto jack, 1 pump, 2 pipe
wrenches, 1 cold chisel and roll of
auto tools which it is claimed were
missing when the car was returned
to 'ts owner.
To the charge the sheriff declares
there is nothing; that he knows noth
ing of the tools and that the case is
the outgrowth of efforts by certain
'sor heads" and "aspiring politic
ians" who want to discredit him. The
witnesses to the complaint made by
C. E. Wilson are H. E. Meads, W. B.
Cook and the complainant
The formalities of arrest and bond
have been waived and the case set
for the 11th of this month.
But these accusations are not all
that disturbs the serenity and good
will of the sheriff's office. From the
middle of November to last session
of the grand jury the office has been
under investigation by the Northwest
ern sLaw and Order League headed '"
by F. W. Snyder, and deputies. These
investigations were directed toward
the work of the sheriff and his dep
uties in connection with enforcement
of the prohibition law. The investiga
tions it is understood were encourag
ed by members of the local W. C. T.
IT. owing to current reports of hap
hazard discriminative booze law en
forcement and other complaints inci
dent to the work of dealing with boot
leg and moonshine cases.
A resume of bills charged to Clack
amas county and Ok'd by the district
attorney shows for investigations into
the sheriff's office in the following
cases: Matt Woodrich and son, $82.
57; W. E. Mumpower and son, $107.
50; Carl and M. M. Mumpower, $75.--90;
F. T Davis, $9.50; Henry Dal;:,
$7.85; Auto hire including trips to
Toledo and for affidavits and evi
dence and labor lump sum, $263.28. Of
this bill L. Stipp, district attorney
Ok'd items of $46.20, $45.00 and $15.00.
and stated in his report on these bills
that this includes one trip by auto, in
an attempt to get witness Moulton
and which failed beyond Corvallis on
account of road being blocked. As" to
the trips for affidavits and evidence
these were not done at his request
and knowing nothing of this expense
did not allow these items. .
In reply to the current report that
the District Attorney's office is perse-
cufing the sheriff, Stipp declares that
his office is not responsible- for the
work of the Northwestern Law a"nd
Order. League, and that he endorsed '
the bills for the investigations upon
the basis of the work having been
done and should" be paid for. He fur
ther emphasizes his intention to do
everything possible to enforce the
prohibition and other laws without
reference to who may be involved.
Wilson, criticized for not working
with the Law and Order League de
clares that he has been willing to
work with any organization whose
deputies were reputable but that he
refused to work with Snyder's depu
ties on the ground that they were
not dependable and cites the fact that
said deputies have been convict
ed of having been drunk and having
received bribes while on duty for the
League. Snyder, too, has been reliev
ed of his commission as head of the
organization for having employed
this outfit of deputies. On the other
hand current report has it that the
sheriff ls of a jeauous disposition,
difficult to work with through the
district attorney's office and that his
selection of field deputy is not of the
Meanwhile "Billy" continues to
bring , bootleggers, stills and moon
shine; the district attorney prose
cutes offenders and aids in the local
clean-up while the public "discusses"
msses, and "wonders" where it will
all end. . ,
Wilson has retained G. B. Dimick
and G. L. Hedges as his attorneys
and declares that he will come'
through the trial clear and vindicated -