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BEAVER STATE HERALD
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THE PRUE LEMON.
i* the consensus of opinion in Lent*
Despite the fact that thia
it presidential year, a tune when al-
most every man it only too anxious
to cry hard timet, local busines*
conditions were never below. every
There may he a few men who cry
that business is rapidly falling off
and that times are exceedingly dull,
but where you find one of that opin
ion you will find a dozen others that
say business is increasing a*d timet
The Herald interviewed one buti-
nest man last week who reported the
best week’s business in the history of
his firm, and he located here about
two years ago
Reports from others
indicate that the volume of business
is daily increasing, and taking every
thing into consideration Lents js a
highly prosperous point right today.
While real estate activities are not
hardly so brisk as at other times
there is a good demand for various
kinds of properties and several new
houses are under course of construct
ion While the volume of tales may
have fallen slightly the price remanis
firm and shows a decided tendency
towards an increase.
Labor conditions are excellent and
there is scarcely an idle man in the
When men are wanted
on short notice it is impossible to
find them, a condition that shows
there is work for all. and when it is
considered .that wages are good, up
better criterion of prosperity can be
Times are good in Lents and Lents
is advancing at a rapid rate from
are steadily increasing and will con
tinue to increase as time rolls on.
as there is not another suburb of
Portland so fortunately situated and
not another with as many people
Lents is indeed fortunately situated
and whether Taft is elected, whether
Roosevelt again ascends the throne,
or whether Woodrow Wilson will be
the next president is not the all ab
sorbing topic in Lents today. Here
peace and contentment abound.
peaceful and industrious class of peo
ple is building and improving homes
Prosperity' goes on uabated and
conditions are gradually improving
There is scarcely a man in Lents to
day but what is better off financially
for his coming here. These existing
conditions constitute a state of af
fairs that can result in nothing else
but prosperity for all who have used
the least bit of energy to grasp the
With the coming of fall, conditions
will even be bettered and a greater
increase of prosperity will be forth
Lents people are indeed fortunately
Situated, and all that is needed to
make their present lot still more fav
orable is a certain amount of energy
on their part in keeping the wave
of prosperity from receding.
Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Hedta, newly
weds of Lents, were the reciepiente of a
liberal shower of beautiful and useful
household articles Thursday evening.
A large number of friends of the
Hedins called at their home during the
evening and presented them with a
miscellaneous lot of articles, after which
the evening was spent
pleasures and in a manner highly en
joyable to all.
served and the callers departed to their
homes with the best of wishes for the
newly married couple.
Don’t forget the
Grange Hall September 7, from 2
o’clock to 10 o’cock p m.
cooked delicacies and many interest
ing souvenirs suitable for presents
will be on sale. From 6 to 8 o’clock
supper will be served in the banquet
hall for 25 cents. All are invited to
wcig.’ie i I6,000,(1it pounds was shorn
from auout 2.(00.000 sheep and was
sold for about $l.(z *>,(»•)
GOOD GRAIN HARVEST.
Columbia Heights, August 26.—The
grain harvest is now at hand and the
Latourell and Salzman threshing ma
chines are very busy.
is the lightest it has been for many
years, but is far better than was
first expected. The heavy rain did
not hurt the crop any in this vicinity
and if we can keep dry weather for
a couple of weeks, the farmers will
have the grain in their bins.
A WORD OF THANKS
We wish to thank fhe kind friends
and neighbors who were so kind and
helped us through our sorrow, sick
ness and death of my husband
Mrs. James R. Wilkinson,
Gus Richey, a prominent farmer of
Pleasant Valley, was a Lents vis
“Mayor” Coffman came strutting I The I-ent* Athletic Clnb han completed
down the street from his Tuesday • tlie work of equipping the hell above the
morning with a little bigger strut | Alcazar theatre and placed the aarne in
than ever, and approaching various' first i lai* condition for tlie athletic club
men, swelled out his chest to unrea room. The new hall wax opened Mon
sonable proportions and pointed to day evening and from now on will be
the lapel of his coat. Those well ac the acene of various athletic «porta and
Portland. Or, Aug il (Special)—I
1911 the wool clip of Oregon I
During the same period the state
produced Ml),(IX) pounds of mohair,
Goats have been
found nearly as valuable for clearing
brush land as for producing mohair
In 1011 Oregon produced 72,000
bales of hops, worth $4,000,000 The
production was only half that of a few
years ago. but prices have been ex
In 1911 Oregon produced poultry
to the extent of 9,000,000 birds, hav
ing a value of $7,000,(MM) •
During the same year the state
produced .12.(MMl.0lX) dozen* of eggs,
valued at $o,Ml).0t<).
business is still an infant industry.
In 1911 the Oregon potato crop was
the greatest ever known, very nearly
approaching the 6.000,(10 bushel mark
with a value, to the growers, of over
Tn the same year, onions were
grown to the amount of about 175,-
(100 bushels, worth $212,000
hulk of this crop is produced within
a small area, being grown almost
exclusively on what is known as "bea
ver dam" land
In 1911 Oregon produced $3,00.-
000 worth of butter, but in order to
supply the demand, at ¡east three
time* this amount was shipped into
the state from other sections.
In 1911 Oregon dairies produced
]7.000.000 gallons of milk and cream,
product is said to b<- the cleanest and
most wholesome of that of any state.
In 1911 Oregon produced 5.000,000
pounds of cheese, valued at $758,000
The quality is of the very best. Los
Angeles uses more Oregon cheese in
feeding its tourists than of all other
The standing timebr of Oregon is
worth on the stump $(40,000,000, and
manufactured into lumber it
will be worth $6,500,001,000
timber covers approximately 25,000.-
About one-half is in na
tional forest« and the balance under
In 1911 4,123,000 head of livestock
was raised in Oregon, valued at $87.-
Among meat animals, the
production of hogs has increased
faster than that of cattle or sheep,
due for the most part to the extremely
high prices that have prevailed for
the past tw > years in the Coast
The fruit crop in Oregon in 1911
was worth over $4,000,000 in cash
The greater part of this sum was
received for apples, this staple com
manding the highest prices both at
home and abroad
Next to apples,
peaches arc the most important fruit
in the state, last year’s crop selling
for $523,000 Pears were sold to the
value of $300,000, being an average
of nearly $1.50 per boz.
prunes, loganberries, grapes, straw
berries etc., helped to swell the sum
paid to farmers and orchardists dur
ing the year. About 300,000 pounds
of English walnuts were produced,
valued at $45,000.
Some Interesting Notes Pick Old Lents Hall Remodled
ed Up On The Street Un And Equipped With Ath
known To Those Who letic Apparatus—Boxing
Bout Tuesday Night.
All Business Houses Doing Brief Summary of The Val
I ncreased Business—There ue Of Oregon Products in
1911— Standing Timber Is
Is Plenty of Work For All
At Good Wages.
BUSINESS GOOD IN LENTS.
Business it good in Lent*
I BN IS, MULTNOMAH CO., OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1912.
—C»rt»r in Philadelphia Time*.
Tonight everybody is arranging to
The wrestling bout held in the hall
attend the band concert to be given of the Lent* Athletic Club last Fri
in the Isis Theatre by the Lents day evening, in which Drank EV
band under the direction of Prof. A agreed to throw Emil Otto three
While the band has giv times in succession, resulted in an
en several open air concerts since the easy victory for Otto, the local lad.
organization started, they have never Instead of the "professor” throwing
appeared in a paid concert and to Otto the required three times Otto
night's event will far eclipse any in turn dumped the "professor" after
thing produced by the organization four minutes of wrestling
The event was witnessed by a good
in the past.
sized crowd, some of whom were well
Tonight's concert will not only con pleased and some were not.
sist of overtures, operettas and other
A preliminary wrestling bout be
classics, but a number of violin, cor tween “Cap.” Hazen
net and saxophone solos will be ren Blackhall was an interesting feature
and Hazen had to extend himself for
dered, and a number of vocal sclct-
45 minutes before he could place the
ions will be given.
shoulders of the feather-weight to the
In addition to the regular concert mat in the final fall Blackhall weighs
the Isis will show MMM) feet of motion only about 125 pounds, but is a game
pictures, during which an excellent one and knows the wrestling game
seven-piece orchestra, composed of from start to finish
Hazen has also
band members, will render excellent had considerable experience, which
repertorie of the latest and most fav with his weight, gave him the advan
tage. Both put up a good exhibition
Director Thielke and members of and this event alone was well worth
the band have been putting in extra the price of admission.
hours to make this event a grand
When the main event was called
success and those who fail to attend between Ely and Otto the supporters
will miss a rare treat.
of Ely were in readiness to see him
The price of admission has been throw Otto through
placed at 10 cents for children and while Otto’s supporters were less
20 cents for adults.
The price is confident but felt sure that Ely could
decidedly reasonable when the na not turn the trick. The two men had
ture of the event is considered and no sooner stepped onto the mat than
there is every indication that the Otto demonstrated that he had Ely
Isis will be packed to the fullest at his mercy.
Eh secured various
holds, but no avail, as Otto broke
The concert begins promptly at them or tossed him away as a bull
would a gunny sack.
The following program
will be a careful game for the first two min
ute* and then turned loose on his
man and soon had him pinned to the
Overture ........ -........... -■— Orchestra mat.
"Poet and Peasant" by Suppe.
Otto showed up in excellent form
Sextette from Lucia ........... Orchestra and ably demonstrated that
Operetta ................................ Orchestra proper training he will become a for-
"Alma Where Do You Live?"
midible opponent for the best of his
During the last two selections the weight.
He has the strength and
first run of motion pictures will be the gameness in him and it will be
no surprise if he develops into one
of the best wrestlers on the Coast.
March ....................-...................... Band
Ely demonstrated that he was a
“Frat” by Barth.
"has been" and has no business on
Overture ...................................... Band the mat. He came to Lents as an
"Sincerity”, by Barnard
instructor in atheletics. claiming to
Cornet Solo ................. Andrew- Loney he a boxer of repute, but in his first
appearance was bested by
Trio, vocal, Wilson and Baker Rros. Young, a local lad. Then he sud
denly became a wrestler, with the re
Selection ..... Baritone solo and Band sult that the above match was ar
ranged and the wind again taken from
"The Garden of Roses."
by Dempsey At Schmid.
Solo, vocal ................ Walter Baker
F A Bohna and family returned
"Sunshine" Tyrolinne ............... Band Sunday from a pleasant trip and out
ing at Bar View, on Tillamook Bay.
Noveletee by Erickson
Motion Pictures ............... Second Run They report the time of their lives
Overature ........ -.......................... Band and returned home more than de
"Criterion”, by Miller
lighted with their trip. Mr. Bohna
states that they had everything in
Violin Solo .............. -.................
....... Prof. Von VanBerg Lindsey the fish line from minnows to whales
and that all kinds were plentiful The
Trio, vocal, Willson and Baker Bros Rohna family spent most of the time
in company with Mr. and Mrs. Ar
Cello Solo ..................... Fred Hoppe thur Geisler and party, whom Mr.
Bohna say are enjoying themselves
Band to such an extent that they will not
return until some time next week.
- - “Juno” by Laurendeau
Saxophone Solo, Prof. A. A. Thielke
Mr and Mrs. W Critteden, of
March ........-.......... -......... -........... Band Portland, visited friends in
"Feld Cornet” by Laurendeau
quainted with him wondered at his events. Tlie membership of the club
peculiar actions, but when it was has been gradually growing and now that
found that he was wearing a new I the hall is in readiness and equipped it
campaign button of Woodrow Wil- i is expected that many new members
»on his mysterious actions were soon . will be added lunng the next few days.
understood. The Wilson button was j The hall is equipped with wrestling
the first to be worn in Lents and j and tumbling mats, punching bags, box*
was sent to Coffman by Mr Van- | ing gloves, horizontal bars. Indian clubs
Duzer, chairman of the Multnomah | and various other apparatus. The hall
county Democratic Central Commit has also been equipped for hand ball
and basket ball and many of the mem
E. L. Rayburn, who doesn’t care bers are now practicing basket ball.
The first event of importance to be
whether school keeps or not, so far
off by the club will be the staging
as business is concerned, is the big
gest ’bull moose” in Lents. At least of a 4-ronnd boxing boat on the evening
he enjoys that distinction at the pres of Septemlier 2, Labor Day, between
ent time, but when Rostad returns j Louie Young and “Kid” Expoeito.
from Frisco, where he has been in ! Young is a local lad and has appeared
conference with Governor Johnson, i in various bouts in Portland and always
for vice-president, acquitted himself with credit.
Rayburn may 1 ave to surrender that J been training for several days and will
be in good condition.
is also well known in Portland and the
It is said that Fred Katzky is
handy with the pasteboards—ask Dr. | Northwest and has the reputation of be
ing a fart boxer. It is said that the two
Ogebury, he knows. Both attended
are pretty evenly matched and a rattling
the picnic given at Bull Run last j
good bout is promised.
Several good preliminaries are being
There is some talk of calling an '
arranged and a good evening’s sport is
investigation to ascertain the exact
in store for those who attend.
amount that Attorney Klineman is
expending in an effort to secure the
election as Justice of Lents district.
Klineman is a'republican and the j
kick is coming from his brethren, ■
who say that they are not geting
their just share of the boodle money. ;
Bill Goggins made a trip to Wod-
burn last Sunday, going in his auto.
Miss Mary Harvey, of Lenta, visited
He lost his bunch of keys and is Mrs. A. Meyers last week.
now running an “open shop.”
vey will teach at Powell Valley thia
F. A Bohna, who recently return year.
ed form Bar View was prevented
F. E. Beckwith, of Sandy, was calling
from becoming the champion of fish on old friends in Gresham last Sunday.
story tellers this week when he
Miss Ellen DeHaveD, of Senic, visited
started relating one and was pre Gresham friends last week.
vented from finishing it by friends.
Mayor Shattuck and family have re
Bohna had no sooner started the turned from tbeir summer borne at
story than his friends realized that Welches.
it would be better to not let him
Miss Birdine Merrill ie spending her
vacation at Rockaway Beach.
F. R. Peterson will go to Portland
Miss Laura Harvey, of Lents, is visit
this evening to atend a meeting of ing the Miseee Galkina.
the 12 disciples of the Republican
Miss Olive Merrill ie visiting her sis
County Central Committee.
It is ter, Mrs. A. J. Mye, who lives in Port
said that Pete and his asociates are land
having no little trouble in keeping
Miss Edna Metzger ie taking a busi
Lafferty, Dan Kellaher, et al., from ness course at the Bhenke-Walker bus
jumping astride the traces of the iness college.
republican harness. Stay with them
Jim McKinney and family have re
Pete, the Democrats will solve all the turned from Bull Run to tbeir boms
There is somewhat of a dispute - Roy and Harry Wood, with tbeir
going on in Lents as to who is the respective families, visited Grandma
modern Annantas of Lents.
Only wood over Sunday.
two men are in the running and which
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Cowlishaw of
is which has not yet been determined. Portland visited the latter’s cousin,
J. C. Mount is said to be a staunch Mrs. J. H. Hose, last Sunday.
supporter in favor of annexation to
Mrs. C. O. Merrill and family have
returned from Welches where they have
How about it J. C.?
been on an outing.
LABOR DAY EXCURSION TO
Miss Haile, the librarian, will be on
duty Sept. 3rd. both day time and even
Have you decided yet what is the ing. The Library will be closed Mon
best way to enjoy Labor Day this i day on account of its being Labor Day.
Mrs. Clara Kane who has been visit
year? If not, here’s the solution—i
go to Estacada with the Win One ing her daughter, Mrs. A. R. Goger. at
Bible Class boys. Their special train 1 Cottrell, returned to her home here last
will leave Main Street, Lents, at 91 Monday.
o’clock next Monday morning, and j Mrs. H. A. Schwering of Eugene,
there will be "something doing” | visited ber sister, Mrs. Walter Johnson
from then till they get back at 8 in a few days this week.
The wedding anniversaries of Mr. and
the evening. Don’t worry about tak
ing a lunch, for the “Philo Christis”. . Mrs. O. A. Eastman and Mr. and Mrs.
the big new class of young ladiei will Roy Kern were the inspiration for a
serve you with everything that's good five hundred party at the home of Mr.
to eat. and the Win Ones will keep , and Mrs. M. D. Kern Aug. 26.
Ava Thompson left Wedneeday morn
you supplied with nic-nacs and
sports. You simply can't afford to > ing for Hood River where she will visit
Get your tickets from friends.
Mabel Burch has returned from Sea
any of the Win Ones and boost.
side where she has been enjoying a va
Last Sunday W. E. Goggins, ac cation.
Frank Heiney is having another bun
companied by his mother and Miss
Grace Hitching», made a
trip to galow built on hie property here.
Goggins reports some rough roads
L. E. Wiley is busily engaged in
on the trip. *
the front of his store
building and installing a plate glass
Mr. and Mrs. J. M Hartung and
Anton Brotye and son, Edward, of
Milwaukee, were guests at the home
of Mr and Mrs. J. H. Meyer last
Sunday and spent a pleasant after
When this improvement
completed he will have one of ths
neatest appearing and
date places of business in Lents.