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LINN COUNTY AGRICULTURALIST
SWEET HOME, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, DECEMBER 4, 1913
TWO LADY COUNCIL
GOVERNMENT 0. K.
The authentic news that squatters
MEN ARE ELECTFD on 12-4 lands will be permitted to WASHINGTONS SURVEY
Lady Voters Out in Good Force—Good
Natured Rivalry Rules in
Sweet Home elected a full board
of city officers Monday.
While good-natured rivalry was
evident thronghout the day, a deep
interest was manifested.
Because the'1 councilmen elect
failed to qualify within the- time
specified by the charter, it was
necessary to elect a complete board
of councilmen at this time. The
charter requires that officers elect
shall qnalify within five days after
the date of election.
The vote as tabulated by the
election board follows:
For Mayor—H. M. Myer 57, Chas.
For Recorder—T. L. Dugger 15,
R. W. Van Fleet 78.
For Treasurer—W. B. Thompson
77, Lemuel Tittle 21.
For Councilmen, one year—W. H.
Goings 31, Dave Doerfer 20, M. J.
Nye 52, M. W. Smead 73, E. Post
55, Henry Thompson 59.
Councilmen, two years—Mrs. J.
A. Thompson 61, Mrs. Chas. Lyon
47, Mrs. L. K. Geil 21, W. H. Put
man 34, W. H. Daugherty 59, H.
R. Slavens 42.
G. C. Burnett and granddaughter
Mrs. Smith were entertained at din
ner Thanksgiving by Mrs. Philippi
at the home of Mrs. Catherine Bur
nett, sister-in-law of Mr. Burnett.
The guests were Mr. and Mrs.
Slavens, Mr. and Mrs. Lyons, Mr.
and Mrs. Galbraith, Mr. and Mrs.
Putman, Jim Walter, Mr. ahd Mrs.
Geo. Philippi and daughter. Later
in the evening came Lora Nye,
Audera Devine, Ruth States, Goldie
and Lester Burnett, Lucy McCoy,
Mr. Burnett and Mrs. Smith have
spent the past six week in and
around Sweet Home, most of the
time with Mrs. Philippi and Mrs.
Burnett. * They left last Friday for
Albany and Eugene, accompanied
by Mrs. Philippi, where they will
spend a few days before going to
California for a visit on their way
to their home in Illinois.
Clean Wheleseme Bed«.
Newly refurnished and
painted inside. Tables
are supplied with the
best the market affords
Feed barn in connection
with the Hotel..... ........
F. B. K napp ,
STATE TAX LEVY
Delayed from last week
A very enjoyable dance was given
Friday night at McQueen’s Hall
file on claims to their homesteads
under the management of Messrs
on December 22, has occasioned
Hildreth and Cohorn. First class
about 80 difierent varieties of smiles
The Compas Used, Though it Was an tpusic was furnished by Jess Cohorn
on the faces of the boys in the?
and Harley Hamilton. A large
township. A glance up and down
Old Timer, in Good Hands,
crowd was present and the young
the trails is convincing that the
Did Good Work
folks enjoyed dancing until a late
filing is ripely deserved by the Mid
dle Fork homesteaders.
Ye correspondent to the 12-4
Prof, C. L. Malone is attending
Government surveyors, who have Teacher’ Institute this week.
news column in the Tribune, is
nursing his writing hand'this week, just been checking up some of the
Mrs. Joe Thompson made a busi
as a result of handing a “haymak lines reputed to have been run by ness trip to Sweet Home last Thurs
er” on the jaw of one of his fellow George Washington in his days of day.
homesteaders. Step down and out chain and compass work, have found
A birthdoy party was given Sun
of the calcuna, Mike, there’s a them good.
day at the residence of Jess Cohorn
About 1751, according to tradi
new “white hope” in the township.
in honor of the hosts birthday. A
We hope to receive our next issue tion, George Washington, then 19
large company of friends and
of the Police Gazette soon, contain years old, ran out for Lord Thomas
relatives responded to invitation
ing a full length likeness of our Fairfax the line between what was
and did their best to help him re-
pugelistic neighbor, Cheer up Chad! then to be Augusta and Frederick
member his 43rd birthday. An
“Ole” Johnsen has retired from counties, Virginia, this being only a
excellent dinner was served. With
the chicken business.
“Ole” read part of a great deal of surveying
music and conversation an enjoy
about that Lebanon hen and got which he is said to have been en
able day was spent by all. The
In place of caring gaged »upon at that time. These
guests departed wishing Mr. Cohorh
for his recent flock he is now nurs two counties were separated from
many happy returns of the day.
what was then Orange county, and
ing a sore leg.
Amomg those present were as fol
No, Mike is not running a fire the grant to Lord Fairfax was sup lows:
department even though his papk posed to extend westward to the Homer Rice, Ecles Murphy, Pleas
steeds did scatter several lengths of Pacific ocean. Subsequently these Robnett, James Putman, Roy Gar
large tracts were further subdivided
“hose” along the trail.
rett, Roy Smead Lizzie Murphy,
The population of 12-4 has in so that the “Fairfax line,” as it is Walter Yates, Misses Verne and
creased considerably in the past two generally known, runs now between Edna Robnett and 0. L. McDowell.
or three weeks and nearly all re Rockingham and Shenandoah coun
A dance will be given at Mc
maining unoccupied land has been ties, with the original Augusta and Queen’s hall Friday night after the
taken up during the recent exodus Frederick counties to the south and basket supper.
of new homesteaders.
In the organic act for the forma
Charlie Limbrick has been suffer
run so carefully in the first place
tion of the two counties. or “par
that but little variation has been
ing from an attack of rheumatism
ishes” as they were then called, it
found in it. Even without instru
the past month, but is greatly im-
was required that the line should be
proved at this writing.
ments it is possible to distinguish
a strsight one from the head spring
Frank Botts has a new root house of Hedgman river, one of the the course of the line with surpris
and a “hired girl.” The “hired sources of the Rappahannock, to the ing distinctness. From the top of
Middle mountain in the Massanutten
girl” built the root house and’ the head spring of the Potomac.
range, the Shenandoah-Rockingham,
latter works in fine shape. How
Since it was required that the
ever, the new “domestic” doesn’t line should be straight it was first or Fairfax line can be readily fol
and Frank is thinking of seeking a necessary to get the approximate lowed by means of the. boundary
fences dating from earliest days,
course by building large bonfires on
by the blocks of timber alterna
From three inches to four feet of the intervening high points. Then
snow fell in the mountaing the fore starting from the top of the Massa tely cleared away or left standing,
part of the week and for a couple nutten mountains, the line was run which comes up from either county
of days it appeared to be the com- straight away over intervening and stop at the line, like squares in
mencment of another hard winter. mountains and rivers toward the a checkerboard. Then if one turns
to the southeast the same demarka-
Hard rains have been the order of northwest.
tions are plain across the valley of
the aay since the recent snowfall.
Away off across a part of what is
the south fork of the Shenandoah,
Foster, Sweet Home and Lqcanon now West Virginia there is a large
cutting straight through the present
will view quite a parade of home rock known today as the Fairfax
Page county, which is made of land
steaders on their way to Portland, Stone. It is the monument which
formerly in Shenandoah county, 'be
between now and the 22nd. After marks the southwest corner of Gar
longing to the Fairfax grant, and
securing a filing and haircut, all ret county, Md., the southeast cor
partly from land formerly in Rock
will journey back to their respective ner of Preston county, W. Va., and
ingham. Thus, as far as the eye
cabins and- the reign of baking prominent points in the boundaries
can see in either direction, this old
powder and sour dough. It - is re in two other West Virginia counties.
line shows plainly.
ported that an extra force of police A line from Orange court house,
The Washington compass, how to
have been detailed to report at coinciding with the Shenandoah and
be seen at the U. S. National
headquarters in Portland on the Rockingham county line, passes
museum in the city named for its
22nd. 12-4S reputation for big firs through this Fairfax Stone, which
owner, is presumed to be the same
and pugelists has gone abroad, evi gives the name to a nearby station,
one used in running this line more
Fairfax, on the Western Maryland
than 160 years ago.
The trail to Whitcomb and the railroad. It has been assumed that
The Fairfax stone stands as a
road from that place to Foster are in running this line, a high peak permanenfmonument. In addition
in the worst condition of the season. northwest of Orange court house there are, throughout that section
But in spite of this condition, travel was the starting point, and that of the country, various other records
from here it was possible to see a
has been noticeably heavy of late.
of these Washington surveys. For
distant peak in the north mountain
example, a large white oak which
range over the top of the interven
stands at the corner of a farm about
Our County court may be cen ing Massanutten mountain.
li miles from Lost City, W. Va.,
Washington, of course, used a
sured by taxpayers for making a
was, according to a persistent story
high tax levy, this year. The Cotirt simple compass, and his line could of that section of the country,
will not be to blame; for most of not be expected to check absolutely marked by Washington.
the lqvy is fixed by legislative action. with that obtained by the govern
Survey blazes cut into trees, and
The special roadtax levy, is about ment surveyors who have retraced since grown over, have been cut
his survey, using high-power transits
all the Court has authority to fix.
away, and a count of the annual
and all the refined and accurate
layers of growth over the old wound
Agate mounting, gold filled or methods which modern instruments
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solid gold. Stacy, Lebanon.
allow. Nevertheless the line was
Increase Due to Legislative Appropriations
‘•■Linns Share of the Burden
is Over $150,000
Salem, Or., Dec. 1.—Because of
the inability of the State x Tax Com
mission heretofore to anticipate
state expenditures and make ap
proximately uniform levies, the levy
this year, according to figures given
out by the Commission today, will
be the largest in the history of the
state. The total assessed valuation
of the state is $954,282,374, an in
crease of $49,270,695 over last year,
and. despite this increase, there
will be a levy of at least 5 mills
as against a levy of- 1.45 mills last
The appropriations and other ex
penditures of the-last Legislature,
which must be paid from the taxes
to b& collected next year, are re
sponsible for the increase. It is
estimated that $4,700,000 will be
needed for state purposes. The
amount this year was $1,122,214.48.
The last Legislature, however,
passed a law giving the Commission
power to anticipate such expendi
tures and as a result levies in the
future will be more uniform.
The full cash value of all public
service corporations in the state is
fixed at $182,117,694.58, as against
$172,852,451 last year, and the tax
able value as apportioned according
to county ratios of assessment to
full cash values $119,017,202, as
against $111,916,498 last year.
Railroads will pay taxes this year
-on taxable value as apportioned ac
cording to county ratios on $84,248,-
677.43 and electric power and street
railway companies on $27,710,838.19,
Telephone campanies will pay
taxes on property valued at $5,233,-
429.66. Of the public-service cor-
parations the O. W. R. & N. Com
pany will pay taxes on the highest
valuation, $35,686,715, the cash
value of its property as equalized
being $50,256,560. The Southern
Pacific Company comes next with a
taxable valuation of $25,041,789
and a cash valuation as equalized of
$38,028,939, and the Portland Rail
way, Light & Power Company a
taxable valuation of $21,185,339
and o cash valuation as equalized of
The Pacific Telephone & Tele
graph Company is given a taxable
valuation of $3,687,876 apd cash
valuation of $5,916,329.
Lecture Tuesday Evening Dec. 9
Rev. B. H. Neibel, corresponding
secretary of the Evangelical church
will lecture on the above date in
the church. The lecture will be
free to all. Don’t miss hearing
this papular man and his great
Come and bring your 'friends.
L. H. Wood pastor
All kinds of watch and jewelry
repairing correctly done at Stacy’s,