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About Intermountain tribune and Linn County agriculturalist. (Sweet Home, Linn County, Or.) 1913-1914 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 8, 1914)
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LINN COUNTY AGRICULTURALIST
SWEET HOME, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, JANUARY 8, 1914
HEAVY LOADS ARE
BARRED ON ROADS
The County Court Issues Orders Regu
lating Size of Wagon Tires 4
Because a stretch of road was
greatly damaged by the hauling of
excessive loads of piling, the county
court last Friday issued an order
regulating the weight of loads and
the size of wagon tires, transported
on county thoroughfares, which will
be in effect until May first.
By the order not more than 2000
pounds may be hauled on a wagon
with tires of a width less than four
inches. On a wagoh having tires
between four and six inches, not
more than 2500 pounds may be
hauled and 3000 pounds may be
hauled on a wagon with tires of six
inches or more. This is also stated
as the maximum load for any kind
The order is the result of damage
to a certain road in district No, 16,
which was called to the attention of
the court. The section of road • is
on the Albany and Scio highway,
being sixty feet in width and begins
at the southwest Corner of the do-
land claim of Joel Calavan.
According to the order, Elmer
Russell, through his' employees has
causec the road to be greatly dam
aged, by hauling heavy loads of
piling. The sheriff has been noti
fied to serve a copy of the order on
Russell and iustruct him to comply
therewith. After May 1 the order
willbe nil .until next year.—Albany
(The above most sensible order
applies to all sections of the county.
If the order is enforced tathe letter
it makes good roads possible during
the rest of the year. Editor.)
F. L. Gilbert has been hired to
teach the remaining four months of
Mr. Knapp has been very busy
hauling wood today. He is prepar
ing for cold weather.
John D. Woody reported the elec
tric lights to be in use within fifty
Miss Pearl Harris has returned to
Lebanon after spending Christmas
vacation at her home near Foster.
Mrs. John Wiley is visiting friends
and relatives in Sweet Home.
Dale Bowser and Buss Morehead,
of Sweet Home, were looking after
business in Foster Sunday.
Ira Elliott returned to his home
above Foster yesterday.
Miss Bessie Harris has plenty of
good exercise by walking to and
from the office each day.
The dance at Foster was a' great
success. The ones receiving prizes
are as follows: Mrs. John Wiley,
Bert Simons, Ralph Gedney and
Miss Pearl Stitt.
Mrs. Dayton Harris has returned
home and is reported to be getting
Miss Ethel Lawrence and Miss
Purdy Holcomb is studying very
hard to pass the coming 8th grade
Miss Grace Nelson is working at
the Foster hotel at present.
Dayton Harris went to Lebanon
Monday after a load of freight for
J. P. Harrang.
The American flag has been rais
ed at the Foster school house.
Many of the homesteaders are
returning to ' their homes above
Foster after spending the holidays
S. H., F. & C. Co. Elects Officers
Clean Whalesame Beds.
The Sweet Home, Foster &
Cascade Telephone Cd. held its an
nual meeting last Saturday in this
city, for the purpose of electing a
new board of directors and the
transaction of any other business
which Could properly be transacted
at that time, chief of which was the
levying of an assessment of $3 per
member, $1 cash and $2 in work.
The new board of directors are
Bert C. Nye, Dayton Harris, W. R.
Mealey and J. G. Hill of Foster and
O. C. Stone of Sweet Home.
The board afterwards organized
by the election of W. R. Mealey,
president and John Galbraith as
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 ,
Sunday school Sunday morning at
10 a. m. L. K. Geil Supt.
Preaching at 11 a. m.
Young Peoples meeting at 6:30
Preaching at 7:30 p. m.
Preaching Saturday at 7:30 p. m.,
at which time a Sunday school will
The young people will hold their
first business and social meeting at
the parsonage Friday evening.
x L. H. Wood, Pastor
NEW CITY COUNCIL
IS NOW IN CHARGE
First Women in Linn County to Serve as
City Law Makers-First Meet
ing Next Tuesday
Monday evening was the daté for
the oïd city council to turn over to
the new, the control of the city
government. For thé first time in
the history of Linn county and we
believe in the state, a town has
mothers as well as fathers.
The two lady members of the city
council are representative citizens
of our town and the Tribune opines,
will render efficient and faithful
The new board of city officers are
H. M. Myer, mayor.
R. W. Van Fteet, recorder.
W. B. Thompson, treasurer.
Council. Roe Smead, E. M. Post,
W. H. Thompson, W. H. Daugherty,
Mrs. J. A. Thompson and Mrs. Chas.
The first business session of the
council will be held Tuesday evening
January 13, at which time the
mayor will appoint the proper com
mittee and the council will elect a
marshal, street commissioner, etc.
The Tribune believes that our
city government is t in safe and
practical hands, capable of handling
the business of our town in what
promises to be the most important
year in the history of Sweet Home.
SWEET HOME TO CON
TROL TELE. POLES
An Ordinance Will Place Telephone Poles
and Wires Under the Care
of the City
Will Gibson and Family from
Victoria are spending the winter
with their father and mother, Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. Haven.
Mrs. J. D. Wood made a business
visit to Sweet Home Thursday.
Messrs Stephen Powell and Billie
South, after spending the holidays
in Lebanon, returned to the logging
George Gabriel and Miss May
Powell were in Lebanon Monday.
Mr. Gabriel was chopping grain
the fore part of the week for Ed
Mrs. Myrtle Gaylord has returned
to her work in Lebanon, after
spending two weeks with relatives
on Fern Ridge.
Mrs. S. D. Wood was a guest at
Mr. Gabriel’s home Wednesday
afternoon, on business.
A. G. Gabriel was in Lebanon,
Saturday on business.
ITEMS NO. 2
Mrs. W. H. Horner and daughter,
of Portland, a?e visiting with A.
Horner and family.
The Pleasant Valley young folks
spent a very enjoyable evening at
the home Mr. Millers on New Year
A. Horner made a trip to Lebanon
The Literary Society met Satur
day night and a very good program
was rendered. The literary, also,
decided to give a basket social on
Saturday evening, January 17. All
are cordially invited. Come and
bring a pie.
Last Saturday Was the 10th anni
versary of the marriage of Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Putman. About forty
friends gathered at their house to
congratulate the couple and make
They were a jolly party and play
ed games, told yarns and joked the
A bountiful supper helped to
while away a couple of hours of a
too short evening.
brought a tin utensil of use in the
Those present enjoyed the even
ing and hoped to again enjoy the
hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Putnam
on many anniversaries.
For some time the care and main-
taihance of telephone poles and
wires within the city limits, has not
been satisfactory to our city council.
They knew that if a pole or wire
should. get down and damage
result, the city would be held re
sponsible. So as an entire new set
of poles in the city had become
necessary, our city dads thinks it
the proper time to take charge of
matters in this respect.
Receiving World-Wide Attention
An ordinance has been prepared
and will be submitted to the new
council at its first regular (second
Bonnie Doon, Peach and Walnut
Tuesday) meeting, the leading Plantation. Lebanon, Ore., is known
features of which are:
beyond the sea. A few days since
The city council assumes jurisdic the owner, Miss Helen Crawford,
tion over all telephone poles erected receiyed a letter from Queensland,
on the streets or alleys, prescribing Australia, in which the writer stated
size, number of cross arms and that he had read a description of
where the poles shall be set. Every her work as orchardist in Sunset
telephone wire is required to be at magazine and wished to know more
tached to these poles. Every tele of the wonderful Willamette Valley
phone wire or line is required to i and Lebanon in particular.
I Some time since, Geo. A. Waggo
erect their poles in accordance with ner, author of “Stories of Old Ore
the provisions of the ordinance. gon,” received an order for a 'copy
Failing to do so, such line may pay of his book—from Amesterdam,
to the city treasurer the sum of $9, Holland, both incidents proving the
value of the printed word.-rLeban-
(Continued on page 3)
IS THE STANDARD
The Department Threatens Withdrawal of
the Fedaral Support Unless
Efficiency is Raised
Wanhington, J^.n. 5.—A ' clean
issue, has been made betwee'n the
war department and the National
Guard association of the Ignited
States on the point of organization
of the militia forces of the country.
By direction of Secretary Garrison,
Major-General Wood, as chief of
staff of the army, has issued a cir
cular—No. 13—announcing the de
cision of Judge advocate General
Crowder that the militia must con^
form in organization to the stand
ards of the regular army, else thfey
will be deprived of all federal finan
This decision is of, the greatest
importance to the militia as it is to
government. Military men say be
cause few, if any, of the state
national guard organizations are
now able to meet the requirements,
and if the government is to be able
to make use of the militia in an
emergency, there must be a sweep
ing change in the state organizations'
or a radical modification of the
existing militia law.
Wheh the Dick militia act became
effective in 1908 a period of five
years was allowed within which the
militia of the states was to re-orga
nize to conform to regular army
standards. The state militia were
to be organized into brigades and
divisions. The brigade was to be
commanded by a brigadier -general
and the division by a«major general
and when the war department last
August issued circular No. 8, re
quiring the militia organizations to
conform to the above requirements
it developed the fact that there was
a great surplusage of high ranking
officers in the militia and that
major-generals weré commanding
mere brigades and brigadier-generals