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LINN COUNTY AGRICULTURALIST
SWEET HOME; LINN COUNTY, OREGON, JANUARY 15, 1914
COURT RIGHT DENIED DRAINING FIFTH OF
BY WEST’S COUNCIL VALLEY IS PLANNED
Punishment of Governor for the Copper- Corvallis Farmers to Act-First District
field Acts Declared Matter
Under State Law is Proposed—
1,000,000 Acres in Area
Corvallis, Oregon.—Probably the
Baker, Ore,, Jan. 12.—Following
a fervent 'flight of oratory bv Attor- most important piece of develop
nér James Nichols, counsel for the ment ever undertaken in recent
Copperfield city officials, Frank Col years in Oregon has just started
lier, attorney for Governor West, near Corvallis.
Land-owners occupying 40 square
Lieutenant-Colonel B. K. Lawson
and Miss Fern Hobbs, opened his miles of bottom and prairie lands
argument in opposition to the de between Corvallis and Monroe have
murrer in the famous Copperfield begun the formation of the first
injunction proceedings today with a drainage district organization under
scathing denunciation of William state laws in the Willamette Valley.
Wiegand and H. A. Stewart, Copper- It is believed that successful demon
field saloonmen who are members of stration of the beneficial results of
the city council, with a bitter attack drainage in the proposed district
on District Attorney Godwin, who will bring about an era of progress
he charged with neglect of duty, ive development by which fully one-
and with a warm defense of Gover fifth of the total arable area of the
nor West’s action in declaring mar Willamette Valley, or 1,000,000
tial law at Copperfield and his sub acres, will be so stimulated that
sequent action in ordering thè crop products will be doubled in two
years, that “white lands” will be
removal of liquor by the militia.
As on Saturday, there was a eliminated and that the entire cost
packed courthouse dqring the pro of the construction of the drainage
system can be paid for, if necessary,
The attorneys today filed a stipu in three years from increased farm
lated agreement of facts on which profits.
So strong is the faith of the Ore
there has been virtually no contro
versy so that the court can rule gon Bureau of Mines and Geology,
solely on the points of law involved. which is heading the preliminary
Mr. Collier declared that if Gov investigation for the farmers, that
ernor West is guilty of any offense its experts believe it is probable
it is a political offense. He said: that drainage “districts” ^will in
“If the people have any grievance crease by soil efficiency the -value of
they have the choice of three the annual crop of the Willamette
remedies, the recall, impeachment, Valley $22,000,000, and make the
total reach $70,000,000 in three
or refusal to reelect him.”
He declared that the District years, without the addition of si
Attorney Could, with the informa single ¡farmer to the present rural
tion in his hands, cause indictment population.
of the mayor of Copperfield, H. A.
The lands to be incorporated in
Stewart, for malfeasance of office, the Corvallis-Monroe drainage area
and declared that the only reason parallel and are close to the Willa
that he did not do so was because mette river and have been used for
he would not.
grain and grazing purposes for 50
“The Governor’s reason in calling years. In summer they produce
out the militia,” he said, “was to enough to pay taxes and in winter
show to the people of the state just a few bands of half starved sheep
how ridiculous it is to have to do hustle in the stubble for a > living.
that when, the District Attorney can They are the low grass lands, and
do it and will not.”
may be seen from railroad passenger
Mr. Collier based his strongest trains anywhere fietween Eugene
attack on the jurisdiction of the and Oregon City. They are water-
court. He declared that certain choked lands, but soils that are as
things among which were calling intrinsically rich as any land in the
martial, law and putting it into west, and ' on every 40 acres of
effect, had been delegated by the which a family can make a decent
legislature to the executive depart- living and open a savings bank ac
count, when the water is given an
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opportunity to escape as it falls
from the clouds.
Clean Wheleseme Beds.
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 ,
Seeing that there are a number
of broken boards in our sidewalks,
which should be looked after by the
owners of abutting property, notice
is hereby given by the City Council
of Sweet Home, that these broken
boards must be supplied at once by
such owners. Should accident occur,
such owner will be field responsible
for all resulting damages, because
of this fact.- Therefore, fix your
walks and atoid all cause for damage
By order of the Mayor.
H. M. Myer, Mayor.
URGES THAT CHILD
HUNTERS WILL GET
KEEP A FEW PETS
Percent of attendance last month
Pupils moved from district, three.
Laura, Avery and Henry Williams.
New pupils for January: Clarice
School begun Monday with a full
force of teachers, Mrs. L. K. Geil
has charge of the primary depart
Late visitors have been as follows:
Ola Davis of Portland, Prof. P. E.
Baker. Mr. Baker gave us a good
talk Wednesday afternoon and pre
sented the school with four new
stars, making seven in all. Five
more stars and we are a standard
school. Let every body interested
in the school work give us a boost
and we will make Sweet Home
The following will show ‘what a
wide awake literary society can do
towards school improvements:
Basket Social... i.?......,............ $35.00
School Board....... ..........
Society fees............................. 1.65
Juvenile Judge McKnight Says That This State Game and Fish Commission Offers
Will Keep Them Out of the
Additional Sums for Certain
“That if more children were inter
Hunters throughout Linn county
ested in poultry and other pets there will be pleased to learn that here
would be fewer of them appear in after when they kill a gray or timber
the juvenile courts,” was the state wolf, a cougar or mountain lion, a
ment made last evening by D. B. bobcat or lynx, they will be entitled
McKnight, juvenile judge of this to an additional bounty offered by
city, in his speech at the poultry the state game and fish commission.
Heretofore the only bounty offer
Judge McKnight, after compli ed for tfie animals named above
menting the officers and members were county bounties and were as
of the poultry association for the follows:
great success of the show this year,
Gray or timber wolf, $2.50; cou
gar or mountain lyon, $10; bobcat
“While I have only been doing or lynx, $2.
juvenile court work a short time, I
With the additional bounties
have had many youngsters before
which the state game and fish com
me, and many of them I have had
mission now offers; the ^mounts
to declare delinquent.
which will be paid are: Gray or
questioned these small children and
timber wolf, $22.50; cougar or
Total . .............. $52.65
in very few cases have I found any
mountain lyon $25; bobcot or lynx
of them interested in any particular
School organ........... .’................$30.00 thing, most of the boys being inter $3. These figures include both the
11.00 ested in reading dime novels and county and commission bounties.
The state game and fish commis
Two Mats....... ....... r......... .
2.00 otherwise wasting their time.
has notified County Clerk Marks
Shoe Scrapers ..............................
“I have noticed during the week
Drinking fountain ................
1.65 that many school children visited the that the forms will soon be sent out
Swing rope............ .................... 1.75 poultry show, and all appeared to to the various county clerks in the
have taken a keen delight in view state for the Certification of persons
Total...... ....... ..$47,05
ing the different birds on exhibition. entitled to receive the. extra boun
Whenever you find a child interest ties.
in some pet, you wilf rarely ever . These certificates will be sent by
that child in the juvenile court. the county clerk to the state game
The surplus will be used for . new
“If the chicken show which was and fish commission. The commis
swings anfi to purchase a croquet
held here this week has imbued the sion will pay them on March 1,1914
set for play ground.
The pupils are interested in the children with an interest in poultry and hunters will not have long to
making of walks to but buildings, a raising, or has caused any youngster wait for their money, being able to
new fence and in painting the out to think seriously of keeping a few secure the bounties for their aggre
The new system
side of the main building. We have chickens, then I , think that what gate killings.
of so many
an ideal place for a school garden
and when we get the fence, watch contributed to the show was well vouchers and checks for payment.
the garden grow!
“We should get the children in
Farm House Burned
The next parent teachers meeting
has been postponed until the first terested more in keeping pets of
Saturday in February for various some kind, for their time spent in
About 8 o’clock Saturday morn
reasons. As the high school build caring for them keeps them from ing? R. W. Morehead’s farm dwell
ing is not completed, the meeting doing other things that will be ing, located just east of town, was
will most likely be held in the lower detrimental to them, and besides, entirely destroyed by fire.
inculcates them with - the spirit of
The family were all up; and the
Teachers wishing to take part in industry.”
morning meal was being prepared.
County Commissioner Russell also As the fire started from the living
the program and who have pupils
interested in the contest, will please made a splendid short talk to the room flue up stairs, it was not dis
poultrymen which was well received. covered until that portion had be
write the secretary, L. K. Geil.
The program will be arranged Other speakers at the banquet come almost a seething blaze, so
frequently referred to the juvenile that comparatively nothing was
and published later.
court work mentioned by Judge saved from this portion of the build
School Contest to be Held at Sweet Home McKnight and every person in at ing. Help quickly arrived and
tendance agreed with the court’s about all of the furniture, kitchen
views relative to getting children
equipment and bedding in the lower
..There will, be an industrial school
interested in keeping pets.—'Albany story were saved.
contest held in connection with tfie
parent-teachers meeting at Sweet
Mr. Morehead places his loss
Home on Saturday, February 7.
above and beyond the insurance
Send in Your Bills
In order to facilitate some degree
carried at $500. The Butteville
of fairhess in awarding prizes, the
Mutual Insurance Co., carried the
Notice is hereby given that all
girls will be confined to one loaf of
risk, $750. The loss in the upper
bills unpaid, due for the construct
bread in baking or one apron in
story consisted of bed room furni
ion of Union High School No. 2,
sewing. All work to.be done by
ture, bedding, clothing and the
located in Sweet Home, Ore., against
the applicant entirely. The boys
winter’s supply of flour.
the contractor, J. T. States, or the
will be confined to the construction
While the loss is severe, fortuna
of household furniture on account
tely Mr. Morehead is so situated
must be presented for payment
of the season.
financially that he can replace and
within thirty days from this, the
First and second prizes will be
not depend upon the bounty of his
15th day of January, 1914.
given for the above mentioned
neighbors in that respect.
Signed J. T. States, contractor.
articles. Prizes will consist of:
building was old and would have
S. V. Barr, chairman.
First prize, blue ribbon and sec
to be replaced in a few years at
W. H. Cooper, W. D. Hill, J.
ond prize, red ribbon.
Steingrandt, Jake Menear, J. P,
L. K. Geil
Mr. Morehead expects to rebuild
Hunt, O. J. Mealey, Building
Secy. Board . Committee.