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About Intermountain tribune and Linn County agriculturalist. (Sweet Home, Linn County, Or.) 1913-1914 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 25, 1913)
LINN COUNTY AGRICULTURALIST
SWEET HOME, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, SEPTEMBER 25, 1913
SOUTH SANTIAM AN
REBELS IN MEXICO
BIBLE BARRED OUT
The initial issue of the Intermoun
The voung Deonle’s organized
tain Tribune, formerly the Lebanon
IDEAL APPLE SECTION Tribunfe,
bible class held their regular month
OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS
has made its appearance.
The neat little country weekly is
published at Sweet Home by T. L.
Better Lands at $50 Per Acre Than Dugger, who formerly was the edi Fifty Persons Killed on One Train, 30 on
tor of the Santiom News at Scio,
the Other-Dynamite Set Off
Hood River Sells for $500
later editing the Tribune at Leban
on. Mr. Dugger has been in the
newspaper business in Linn county i a'
for the past 25 years.—Albany
The good prices obtainable in the Democrat.
Laredo, Texas., Sept. 22.—Fifty
world markets for apples, will turn
persons were killed when rebels
the thoughts of many .people to
dynamited a passenger train on the
wards the orchard. With apples at
Mexican National Railway 60 miles
$2 to $3 per bushel, pears bringing
Here’s to the Intermountain Tri south of Saltillo, Mex., on Friday
as much or ljiore and other fruits* bune: May it receive deserved sup afternoon, according to official re
commanding equally profitable fig- port and grow to be as big as the ports to Mexico federal headquarters
urer, the value of orchard lands is;. section it represents. Without be in Neuveo Laredo today. The tram
sure to look up.
ing effusive as a former patron, the was then looted and the surviving
Because of liberal advertising, writer can say that the editor is passengers robbed, it is said.
the fruit lands of Hood and Rogue i more than a mere paragrapher, be
Forty federal soldiers and ten
rivers and some sections of Wash ing capable of taking up a Subject second class passengers comprised
ington, have become famed and of politically or otherwise and editori the official death list. The number
value. Indeed lands ally threshing it out to a finnish.
of injured was not given. W. W.
worthless for fruit purposes, lying
of San Francisco, the only
The'Mountain Home school house
adjacent to the good fruit lands of has recently been improved by being American on the train, is said to
these sections, are being sold for repainted and having a belfry and have escaped injury, but was rob
many times their worth.
flag staf erected, furnished with a bed.
The South Santiam country has fine bell and a flag large enough for
Two dynamife mines were set off
many thousands of acres, not only a national fortress.
by electricity. The first class coach
superior to these worthless Rogue,
was only derailed but the baggage,
and Hood river lands, but equal to
express and two second class coach
the very best fruit lands of those
es were blown to pieces.
sectsons. Yet while Hood and
Rogue fiver lands sell for from
Mexico.City, Sept. 22.—A north
$500 to $1500 per acre, the Santiam
bound train on the Mexican Nation
lands can be purchased at from $25
al Ry. has been dynamited by the
to $100 per acre. Why do these
rebels near Vanegas, in the northern
conditions exist? Why will buyers
part of the state of San Luis Potosi.
pass by fruit land which are abso
Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 23.—Half a From the meager reports received
lutely sure to produce abundant
thousand good roads enthusiasts, here it is believed that 30 were
crops of apples and other fruits,
including the governors of five killed. The train left here Satur
and buy lands at fabulous prices on
states, Illinois, Iowa, Colorado, Utah day night, but turned back at
which it is doubtful if a crop of
and Nebraska, assembled here to Vanegas on account of blown-up
fruit can be grown? The answer , is
day to adopt a program and take bridges further north.
comprised in one word “advertis
The locomotive passed safely over
preliminary steps for the establish
ing.” The Hood and Rogue river
ment of an ocean to ocean highway the dynamite charges, but the bag
fruit sections are known all over
as a memorial to Abraham Lincoln. gage car and two coaches were
the" world. It is doubtful if 1000
With co-operation expected from destroyed. The passengers killed
people know that the South Santiam
state and federal governments, and were in the second class coach.
country will grow apples and other
Troops were sent from San Luis
persistent work, it was declared to
fruits to the greatest degree «of
day that the coast traffic would be Potosi today to round up the rebels.
perfection. Nevertheless the state
ready for traffic if not wholly com*
ment is true and is susceptable df
pleted by the time the Panama-
Mrs. Chas. Lyons and Grandma
proof. A farmer brought this
Pacific exposition opens at San Corwin, went to Portland Wednes
editor a box of apples (they are1
Francisco in 1915. The congress day. Mrs. Lyons to visit a few
paid for in cash, not subscription)
will be in session two days.
days while Grandma went on to-
which will show up with the best
The. aim of the Lincoln Memorial Seattle.
Hood or Rogue rivers can produce.
association is a highway, as smooth
Best of all the South Santiam
as a city street, and as durable as
Herbert Downing, and family,
apple country is not limited to a
any highway constructed, to stretch of Marcóla, Ore., passed through
few thousands of acres. They can
from New York City to San Fran town Saturday, enroute home.
be reconed by the hundred thous
cisco. That portion of the pronpsed
and acres. Nor will it be necessary
highway between Chicago and Salt
to dynamite holes in which to set
Lake City, Utah', will be the imme
the trees, nor the inauguration of
diate concern of the Conference
Expensive irrigating systems.
which opened today. It will not be
All that is necessary to place the
necessary to stake out a new route
South Santiam as a fruit section on
W. B. Thompson & Son Props.
between Chicago and Salt Lake City
the map, is to attract up-to-date
according to todays speakers. Neith
orchardists to come and inspect
er will it . be necessary to con
them. Any judge of soil, knowing
struct a complete new road bed.
what is required for the successful
The plan under consideration and
production of apples, must give a
which was thought would be unani
most favorable opinion if he will
The best of fresh and
mously adopted, will be to utilize
inspect our hill lands and see what
cured Meats, Lard,
existing overland routes after re
the small family orchards, with but
Poultry, Etc., con
pairing them and joining them to
scant care, are doing. The way
stantly on hand, for
one highway that would be the
faring man, though a fool, would
which we will pay
longest in the world. Four pioneer
be convinced. Come and see and
the highest Market
trails, used by “freighters” before
you will be convinced.
the days of the railways, will form
Superintendent W. R. McHaffie the basis of the western half of the
and Foremen Bondy and Bruce, of proposed highway. These are:. The
the Lebanon paper mills, passed Midland trail from Denver to Salt
through town Wednesday morning, Lake City, 535 miles: Omaha-Lin-
bound for Whitcomb, probably look
SWEET HOME - OREGON
ing after paper wood in that locality.
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HIGHWAY IS AIM
and Produce Market
ly social,, Tuesday evening at the
parsonage, and elected the follow
ing officers to serve during the Fear That the Teacher's Personality or
present year. Miss Vera Coulter,
Authority Would Bias the
president, Miss Hilda Gile, vice
president. Preaching Sunday morn
ing and evening in Sweet Home,
Eoster Saturday evening, Sunny
side Sunday afternoon.
The Bible will not be read in the
L. H. Wood, pastor.
public schools of Portland.
With few supporting and many
opposing the petition from the
Ministerial Association asking that
Mrs. Cook, of Lebanon, is now in
the reading of the Bible, without
Sweet Home for two weeks only
comment, be installed as a part of
and has on exhibition at the post
the public school course, the vote of
office, a finé assortment of Ladies
the Board at its meeting last night
Fall Hats. Call and see them.
was unanimously against granting
The electric light ordinance, grant the petition.
Applause followed the vote and
ing Fred Wadtli et. al. a 15-year
crowd which had packed the
franchise passed our city council on
room where the meeting was held
its first, rading. The ordinance
to consider the matter, quickly dis
will now be engrossed and placed
persed; leaving the Board to con
on its final passage at «the next
sider other matters of the school
meeting. Wadtli is required to
have the plant in operation within
Rabbi Jonah B. Wise at thebegin
six months from the date of the
ning of the meeting submitted a
formal protest, as a representative
of the Jewish congregations and
Sweet Home’s city water supply fraternal organizations of the city.
is sufficient for ordinary family use.
The Rev. D. L. Koehle represent
In case of’fire it would be almost ed the Ministerial Association, and
worthless. The loss occasioned by was the only one who spoke at any
a good sized fire would go far to great lenghth in support of the
wards installing a proper plant. proposed measure. The Rev. H. H.
This is a case wherein “A stitch in Koppleman, of the Lutheran Church,
time, etc.” applies.
was one of the .first speakers in
If a stranger comes to town with
Suggestion that the resolution of
the purpose of buying property, the Ministerial Association be re
sell to him if you can; but do not submitted to it with the recommen
knock a neighbor who might make dation that an effort be made to
the sale. Knocking is a poor busi get a unanimous opinion from all
ness, look at it any way you may creeds and religions represented in
and the knocker rarely succeeds, in the taxpayers of the school district
the long run.
was emphatically opposed, Isaac
Swett and others urging that the
O. Feigum, has the distinction of question be settled at once and
having hauled the first load of field finally, so that these who are op
corn (well matured) ever taken posed to the Bible readings in the
through Sweet Home. The corn public schools may have no need of
was produced on the Wadtli place, worrying further about the matter.
northwest of town.
H. C. Uthoff objected to the sug
gestion that the Bible be read as a
In trading and trafficing it should
historical work, saying that he did
be remembered that what one man
not believe it represented authentic
gains, the otherfellow looses. It
history, and opposed its introduction
may be considered good business to
as a moral code, declaring that
take advantage of the other fellow’s
moral codes are subject to changes.
ignorence, but it is not good citizen
“Even to teach the ten command
ments as a basis for a moral code
A number of people from Sweet in these days would be an anachron
Home and Foster, are attending ism,” he declared.
the Linn county fair. The number
“The world is merging into a
ought to be larger, for no enter Cosmic religion that will do away
prise adds more to the uplift both with sects and creeds, and I object
financially and socially than the to anything being introduced into
the schools that will tend to retard
this movement,” said C. B. Ellis.
The Tribune has not become
“The supporters of this measure re
weary by writing new subscriptions.
a small minority of the
Every resident of the Santiam coun
try should have his name on our community—the Christian churches,
I want my children to know some
lists. We will have something to
thing of the Bible, as a piece of
say, by and bye, which /will interest
literature. I have gained much of
value from the Bible—as I have
J. A. Thompson found, when get from the Koran and the Buddhistic
ting up this morning, that he was
writings. But I prefer that, if my
out of potatoes. He went to his children are to receive instruction
garden but found that he had so
from the reading of the Bible, that
neglected the “patch,” that there I should give it myself,
were no potatoes. He then com
“J don’t want my children to
menced rustling in his neighbor’s think that book divine, because I
garden. Needless to say he got
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