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LENTS, MULTNOMAH CO., OREGON, THURSDAY,
MAY 22 1913.
CIVIC IMP.. CLUB
Suicide Is Thought to Have Been
The Cause. Ill Health Causes
22 Caliber Rille
New Set of By-laws Adopted. Club
Plans Campaign for Some Needed
Improvements. New Committees
The people of lente were shocked
Saturday evening by learning that Mr
M Morgan, a ree|>ected resident of the
town for the laal ten years, had lieen
•hot and waa lying unconacioua at
death'« door. Dr. lieen waa called and
an Inveatigation allowed that Mr.
Morgan ha<l been ahot by a 22 rifle in
the region of the forehead. The bullet
could not be located and Mr. Morgan
remained unconacloui^and ;iaraly*ed un
til hla death, about eeven o'clock in the
Mra. Morgan waa not at
honia at the time of the shooting.
Mr. Morgan waa employed for aevaral
years by the Portland Railway, but the
character of the work waa injurioua to
hia health, eo he quit aeveral month«
Hie inability to endure «even
labor ia thought to have caused him to
become despondent and to worry ovar
being a burden in hie home.
Mr. Morgan waa tifty-two year« of
age. The family came from Morahouae,
Missouri ten yeara ago ard located in
lente. The deceased leaves a wife, a
daughter, Idea, and three coo«. Torn,
Pat and Johnnie.
The funeral waa held from the house
Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Holoman of the
Morman church officiating.
Friday evening waa the regular meet
ing night of tbe Lenta Commercial and
Improvement Club. An unusually good
meeting was held. Tbe committee on
by-laws was on hand and it reported a
satisfactory set of rules for the govern
ment of tbe Club. Tbe rules are baaed
on the rules used by the East Side
Busineaa Man’s Club and are changed
to suit local conditions. There will be
no initiation fee to the club but there
will be a monthly due« of twenty-five
After the adoption of tbe rule« of the
club they set to work at once to plan a
campaign of work. Committees were
appointed on every thing in sight, or
that could be thought of. A committee
waa named to wait on tbe Portland
Railway Light A Power Co., tc see
what could be done about better car
service and lighting. Another com
mittee waa appointed to wait on the
water board and persuade them to lay
a ten inch main from Firland, eaat, and
to see about securing hydrants for vari
ous points in Lenta, particularly on
Main street. Still another committee
ia to prepare and circulate petitions for
presentation to the City Postmaster
relative to tbe securing of a city de
livery service. In co-operation with
this, another committee was appointed
to take up tbe question of aidswalka,
street numbering, and related matters
with the poet office officials.
It is being considered whether it
would be advisable for tbe clob to try
to have Lenta represented in the Rose
Festival and it is now up to the Board
of Governors of tbe club to determine.
It would be a fine piece of advertising
and would be worth while. Tbe quee •
tion appears whether it ia not a little
late to undertake the getting up of such
an exhibit, and how the funds would
Street improvement will come in for
consideration. A committee haa been
named to loo* into that at some length
and that will have to be gone into
thououghly before anything definite can
The meeting adjourned at a late hour
to meet the third Friday next month,
which date hrs been designated as tbe
regular meeting nigbt.
LENTH PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDING, WHICH ACCOMMODATES ABOUT ONE THOUSAND PUPILS
A MALICIOUS SLANDER A BRIEF WRITEUP OF
ON THE LENTS V. R D.
LENTS AND VICINITY
It is authentically reportci! that a
certain person made tiie following re
marks to Un- ladies of tiie Women of
Woodcraft, during the progret* of the
benefit supper that the Ladipi so kindly
gave for tiie benefit of tiie Lent« Volun
teer Firemen, "it is a sham* for you
Ladies to work so hard all day and
night in giving thia supper when half
REBEKAHAS ELECT OFFICERS
of the money will go to buy txxize for
FOR ENSUING YEAR. tiie Firemen.”
As seoretary of Uie I.. V. F. D. I want
The Eureka Rstiekha I^slge of Lente to say that tiie reptile who made tiie
elected its term officer« at the Friday above statement fie more fool than
night meeting. Mra. Maud Darnall knave. He condemns himself out of hia
He is a wilful and ma
waa choaen N. G., Mrs. Anna Peterson, own mouth.
V. G., Mra. Mamie Cog, aecretary, licious prevaricator.
The Lento Volunteer Fire Dejiartment
W. A. Eatchel, financial aecretary, Mr«
Hpnng. treasurer. Mr . Ben« and Mra. ia organized wholly for the good of the
Bush were admitted by card.
The community. Its object is to save life
next regular meeting will inllate a class and property. Its members serve with
of fourteen or more. Columbia Ixaige out pay or hope of reward other than
has lieen aaked to put on the initation. the loyal support and co-operation of
Home of the member« are growing I the jieople who they are trying to serve.
Its iiivnils-ra are all residents of Is-nta
quite enthuaiaatic over tiie outlook. A
large number haa been added to the and for the most part are local business
memlierahip within the past quarter, men.
The firemen have held a few suppers
prospects are good for the future, and
the financial condition of the lodge waa which they have jiaid for out of their
own pockets. On tiie night of the sec
never better than at the prevent.
ond of Dec., 1912. held a supper in
Duke’s Hall at which a few friend!« were
invited. After tiie supper the hat was
pam-il around, and after die ex|x-nses of
the supper were paid, tiie sum of nine
dollars and sixty cents were turned into
the treasury of the Fire Department.
In aeveral instances when relatives of
The laat two weeks of the contest
some meuilier of die Department have
which haa been running for the Herald died die firemen have bought floral
will move away quickly Intereat ia be I pieces, paid for them out of their own
ginning to warm up conaiderably. ; ;xx-kete and sent diem to the funeral in
Friends of the leading con tea tan ta are the name of the L. V. F. D.
Where in the course of fire we have
planning to give assistance at the laat
inatant which will develop« into a real had to use personal property, such as
struggle before the end ha« lieen reach blankets, sheets and etc., in caring for
the dead and wounded we have paid for
Special intereat will center around the the same out of our own pockets.
The Ixxiks of the Ih partment are open
Order Cupona which will lie redeemed
for face value at the Herald Office any for inspection to any one at any reason
time within a yeir. These ordera will able time. 1 want to further say that
be eold at one dollar each and they can while I have lieen a memlx-r of the L.
be turned in for cash on any advertiaing V. F. I), not one cent has lieen paid out
bill, or for job work at the office of the of the treasury for anything except
Company at any time within the limit. strictly legitimate department business.
The members have to pay for their
A dollar collected by a contestant in
thia way will lie worth 1000 VOTES. own badges.
During freezing weather a tire was
Thia muat lie on original orders—orders
taken by the contestant«. Collections kept in the engine house day and night
on advertising not solicited will not to keep tiie water in the tanks of the
count. That ia, it will not lie counted chemical engine from freesing.
unless thecontestants were instrument times there was no money in tiie treas
al in securing the order for the adver ury bi pay for fuel and W. A. Hall A
tising or job work. The Herald I isb Son donated fuel that the safety of the
been extremely lenient in thia matter i community might be safeguarded.
If the name of the party making die
heretofore but from thia time forth we
will have to stick to rules. There will statement that half the money would go
be no extra votes given for subscrip to buy boose’.wen* known he should have
to prove his aasertions in court.
tions at any time in the contest
M 8. HAZEN,
The contest will cloee promptly at ten
Secretary Lents V. F. D.
o'clock on the evening of May 31, the
Approved by L. V. F. D. in regular
votes will then tie counted and the
meeting may 19, 1912, by a unanimous
prises will be rewarded.
vote of all members present.
F. R. RAYBURN,
CLUB ELECT OFTHCERS«
The annual election of officers to the
Parent-Teachers' Club was held at the
meeting on Friday. Mrs. Jeanette Ga
zelle was chosen president, Mrs. Body,
vice president, Mrs. Cox, secretary,
Mrs. Otto Katzky, corresponding secre
tary and Mrs. Hersthner,’ treasurer.
The Club will continne ita meetings
regularly on the work it has lieen carry
ing on during the past two years. Much
good haa been accomplished during
this time and there is a tine prospect
for ita future.
City is Preparine to Entertain Large
Crowd of Visitors. Agricultural
Exhibits to be Leading Fall
Portland's annual Rose Festival thia
year will be bigger than ever and prep
arations are now in full swing to enter
tain tbe thousands of visitors to the
city at that time. Tbe dates are June
9 to 14, and during that period Rex
Oregonus, the merry monarch who
owes allegiance to but one superior, the
Oregon rose, will rule tbe city and its
Big delagations are coming from other
coast citiies Special trains have lieen
routed here for the week from a num
ber of points and tbe hospitality of the
city will be extended to all visitors.
Revels, gorgeous parades, beautiful
pageants, races, concerts, electric dis
plays and apecial entertainments will
occupy the week. The best Festival in
the history of Portlond ia promised.
Cow and hog day will be celebrated
at Stanfield, May 24, under the auspices
of the Commercial Club of that place.
An enthusiastic rallv will be held and
dairying and hog raising will be boost
ed. Many visitors will attend from
That Oregon should make a strong
exhibit not only at the Panama-Pacific
Exposition at Han Francisco in 191ft,
but at the Ban Diego exposition of the
same year, is the belief of the people
who are studying the benefits to be
gained from these two big events. A
representative of the San Diego Fair
save it will be visited by 16,000,000
people. It will be open the entire year
The Pacific International Livestock
Exposition, scheduled for Portland next
fall, promises to be one of the beat
stock shows ever held in the west.
Great preparations are being made al
ready to secure the entry of a very
large number of blooded cattle, sheep,
and hogs. Thia is the third annual
show and premiums amounting to
610,000 have been arranged.
School children of the state are busy
gardening, intent on securing prizes of
fered at tiie state fair next (all. The
schools of Portland are teaching garden
ing just as religiously as they do arith
metic, and 2,700 boys and girls are till
ing individual plots and planting vege
tables. The same activity is going on
throughout the whole state and this
year’s contest will more generally re
present all Oregon than the last.
LENTS DRAMATIC CLUB WILL
PRESENT THE‘LONE TREE MINE G. A. R. MEMORIAL SER
VICES AT M. E.XHURCH.
The Ix»nte Dramatic Club will put on
a big ahow on the 2stl> and 29th of next
week. As announced in a recent issue
of the Herald, the show will be excep
tional. "Tiie Lone Tree Mine,” will re
quire 26 people and a donkey, to put it
on. There will lie five auto, all western
scenery, aeveral sjiecial acta, a quartette
of old soldiers from the city, ami lots of
music. The ahow is being given a ben-
fit for the G. A. R.
11 a. m., sermon by Dr. John Faw
cett; hie will be an opportunity for all.
At 3 p. m., the pastor will speak at
Bennett Chapel. In tbe evening the
pastor will apeak on the subject, ”Pro
ven itive better than can.” Children
are invited to this service.
W. Boyd Moore, Pastor.
By Addison Bennett in Orgonian.
Every 12 minutes throughout tbe busi
ness portion of the day there is a two-
car train dispatched from the corner of
First and Alder streets bearing tbe
legend, "Mount. Scott ”
A majority of about 30 of them decided
to come in and in they come.
When I got off tbe train the other
morning at the Lente station, after be
ing admonished by tbe conductor if I
wished to ride any father I would have
think each trains had been or were go- i to "cough up” smother nickel, I noticed
the streets were full of wagons, buggies,
ing to some town of that name, but’
and autos, not to mention people. I
that is not the case, their real destina- j thought it must be moving day or
tion being I^nte, tbe moat important of something like that. Nothing of tbe
Portland’s suburbs not belonging, po kind. All around Lente there is a
litically, to the city. Or ia St. Johns splendid farming country, and tbe far
larger? Well, no matter, for perhaps mer« do their trading at Lente. It ia
there is not a vast difference in their really an important trade center.
size. Anyhow Lenta has a population There are many large »tores there, and
of practically 10,000 people. Funny they all seem to do a big business.
thing about it is there is no such thing
A couple of yeara ago or eo they bad
as the town or city of Lente. Think of a nasty bank failure there. Or ia
ike citiac in the state catting a wide “nasty” a had enough word? Anyhow,
awath withjfrom 600 tb 5000 people, and it made Lente people shaky about
here is tbe community south of Kelly’s banks. And yet lees than two years
Butte and north of Mt. Scott having 10. elapsed since tbe present bank was
000 people and not incorporated !
started, and it baa deposits of over
In that sentence I gave away tbe lo $75,000. It is called the Multnomah
cation of tbe place, and gave the rea State Bank. In reality it is owned by
son for the words Mt. Scott upon the thoee controlling the Scandinavian
cars. Well, if yon take one of those American Bank of Portland, H. Roetad
cars, yoa will, after riding seven miles being the cashier.
in about 46 minutes, and for tbe prince
TOWN HAS I KLKBRITIBh
ly sum of 5 cents, arrive at Lenta. Or
Mr. Roetad is also the pre ident of
you may go on a transfer from any por tbe Commercial Club, Mrs. Tbeckla
tion of the city; returning yon may pay Bright being the secretary. When you
your nickel for a ride in and get a trans speak of tbe progressive citizens of
fer to any other line belonging to the Multnomah county by no means leave
Portland Railway , Light A Power Com out tbe name of Mrs. Bright. Yes. and
pany. For instance, it costs the citizens there is "Mayor” Coffman. When you
of Lents 10 centa to get to tbe ball go to Lente search out the “Mayor”
game and return, which is pretty cheap. and he will tel) you all about tbe place
And then consider that the Monnt and the people.
Scott line runs to and from Lenas about
Along in the '40s tbe Johnsons, Kel
170 trains a day, or 85 each way.
leys and Waterman Gates came over tbe
plains, and in looking for good land
RUN ALMOST TO MOUNT TABOR
Leaving Portland over the Haw- they selected that along what later
thorne avenue bridge on yonr way to came to be Johnson Creek, Kelly Butte
I^enta you go out Hawthorne avenue al and Mt. Scott. In 1852 Oscar P. Lent
most to the western slope of Mount came along in bis auto of thoee days—
Tabor, thence swing off to the sooth an ox cart—and took up the land where
and east past Creston, Anabei, Archer the town stands. By 1887 there were
Place, Myrtle Park, Stewarts, Kern three buildings there and a postoffice
Park, Arleta, Firlaud, Nashville, Tre was established; then came a little
mont and Grays Crossing, thence a store, but the real Lente of today was
little less than a mile to Lente. Grays started seven or eight year« ago, when
Crossing is a part of tbe city at present, tbe people built a railroad to connect
has lieen for a number of years, but tbe with the Steel line. Then came along
10,000 people mentioned are between a firm and platted a few acres of build
Grays Crossing and Kelly Butte and j n8 lots and sold them at "Three-
Mount Scott, embracing a territory of dollars down, three dollars a year, ” and
then came the real Lente.
not much over two mile« square.
Tn ere ia a good newspaper—The Bea
Tbe first thing to attract your atten
tion will be that mammoth 20-room ver State Herald—also the l.ents Opti
schoolhouse, where about 1000 of the mist, which is just now taking a vaca
Lenta "kids" attend school.
When tion ; several tine churches—really an
these few pupils were dismissed the day important little city.
I waa there I thought all tbe "kids”
from Portland were on a picnic for the PATRIOTIC ADDRESSES TO
streets just naturally swarmed with
BE HEARD IN SCHOOLS.
lads and lassies. Upon inquiry I found
Lente is in the Portland school district,
Patriotic addresses in the Portland
so It is really a Portland school. Like
schools will be features of the
wise, I>ente is in a Portland road dis public
Memorial day observations on May 29,
trict, so Multnomah county keeps up when veterans of the Civil and Spanish
her roads, called streets (and pretty American wars will tel) of the triumphs
well kept, too,) and tbe gas company of the flag and the lessons of the two
furnishes them with gas, the Water conflict«.
That every school may be included in
Board with Bull Run water and the the programme, special asaignment of
electric light company with "juice. ’
veterans hss been made, several per
sons being detailed to each.
ANNEXATION IM SIXTY DAYS
It haa been planned to have all the
So they are enjoying most of the city addresses
begin at the same time, 2 P.
conveniences without beering the bur M.. and they will be made brief enough
den of taxation. And yet in less than to avoid interference with class work.
00 days we can call the Lente people In the following assignments. the first-
named at each school haa been designat
fellow-citizens of the city of Portland, ed chairman and will arrange with his
for they held an election last fall and deputies the details of the excerciaes.
A. W, Miller, Noah Coonradt, J. W.
by a small majority agreed to be
"tooken in." According to the Port Lakin. Levi Lenniger, Emery Parady.
Geo. Vanier, and Hiram Gibler have
land viewpoint they acted wisely in heed appointed by the Veterans Ass
thus voting. As to tbe Lent viewpoint, ociation to address the pupils of the
I "dunno.” But then I don’t have to. Lenta school on the 29th of May.
IN SUMMER SCHOCK
A proposition is now on foot to estab
lish a summer school for the benefit of
pupils of this pari of District 1. Quite a
number of parents iiave already an
nounced their approval of the plan and
Uie interest promises to be of sufficient
account to bring it before tiie school
board. The plan is to make the studies
a help to the regular work of tha school.
It will afford an opportunity for some
review work, to catch up with backward
work, to make an advance of one grade,
or to take up and Jo special manual
training, sewing, cooking, etc.
But in order to get this before the
board so they will know what to do, it
will lie necessary to know something
about the demand for the work. Par
ente are to be requested to notify the
teachers of their desires as to the num
ber they wish to send to a summer class,
tiie studies they wish them to pursue.
They should do this at ouce. As a bit
of further information, it will be expect
ed that children enrolled for this term
will attend regularly.
CIVIC STUDY CLUB
DISCUSSES THE TARIFF.
The Civic 8tudy Club at tbe Lents
branch library, devoted the quiz hour
to a study of the tariff. Tbe leader,
Mrs. Audi ton, bad collected wbat was
termed a non-partisan showing’s« to tbe
workings of the tariff and its effect up
on tbe people. At the cloee of the
lecture the discussion of the candidate«
before the people in the coining munic
ipal election became general. While
ao candidate received the endorsement
of tbe club. Tbe discussion tended to
loosen up the «oil for a later quiet and
thonghtful weeding out. These meet
ings are held once a month. Tbe next
one to be held June 17, at which time
tbe topic will be national, that of the