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LINN COUNTY AGRICULTURALIST
SWEET HOME, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, JANUARY 22, 1914
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SAIL THE OREGON Joseph E. Benner school super AROUND THE WORLD
Department Wants Old-Time Tars to Man
Historic Ship as She Steams
Eugene, Ore.—Information has
been received at the local recruiting
office of the U. S. Navy that all of
the officers and men now living in
the vicinity of Eugene and in this
district who served aboard thé
battleship Oregon during the Span
ish-American war are requested by
the navy department to help man
the old warship when she leads the;
naval procession through the Pana.-
ma Canal. There are several of the
former tars of the Oregon now re
siding in this vicinity and no doubt
all that can spare the time will avail
themselves of the opportunity to
take the trip. The navy department
wishes, as far as possible, to have
the former sailors resume their
former posts when the historic ves
sel steams through the canal.
The navy department has sent to
Recruiting Officer W. K. Wheeler,
15 requestf that these former sail
ors take thei trip, ahd he will mail
them out to the known addresses of
the men residing in thia district.
The Oregon is now on the eastern
coast of the United, States but will
be overhauled and put in shape for
the yoyage. Secretary of Navy
Daniels will be on board the battle
ship when she leads the procession,
bringing the fleét to the San Fran
cisco fair for the naval pageant to
be participated in by the navies of
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I have a good stock of Electric
Light Supplies, including Lamps,
Smoothing Irons, Toasters, etc.,
on the road, to be here in a -few
days. I ihtend to handle every
thing in the line of electric goods
demanded by the people of this
community. I am also prepared
to wire your business roopi: or
dwelling preparatory to the in
stallation of electric lights.
GEO. E. DAYTON,
Clean Wheleseme Beds.
Newly refurnished and
painted inside. Tables
are supplied with the
best the market affords
Feed barn ip connection
with the Hotel....;....'...
F. B. K napp ,
visor, visited the school Friday.
He presented the school with sijql
stars. He was a guest at the home J Sweet Home Bride From Germany,
of Mr. and Mrs. A. Horner.
Meets Her Life Partner-to-
William Brown is on the sick list
Be in Portland
Miss Olive Jinks,, of Lebanon,, is
visiting at the home of her brother,
Married—In Portland on January
Considerable damage was done by 12, by Judge Gatens, of the circuit
the wind storm in Pleasant Valley court of that city, William Rathjens
of Sweet Home and Miss Augusta
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Horner and Biesalske, late of Metz, Germany.
The above simple nuptial an
Mrs. Horner’s uncle Mr. Gleason
would, ordinarily, at
from Idaho were visitors at Mr.
and Mrs. A, Horners Saturday and tract the attention of but interested
parties. But there is a story behind
the announcement which is both un
Milo and Asa Smith and Levitt
usual and interesting.
Horner took the eighth grade ex
Some two or three years ago, a
amination at Sweet Home Thursday
bright, intelligent German came
over from the “Old country” and
Fred Smith is night fireman at made his home with his grandfath
the logging camp.
er, Mr. Luders, of a short distance
Mrs. S. C. Smith has been suffer east of Sweet Home.
ing from an attack of sick headache
This young man is William Rath
but was able to take part in the jens, one of the star actors of the
above notice. William proved to be
A. Horner went to Tailman, Sat industrious and full of energy. Hav
ing secured a good education before
A basket supper was given Satur leaving the “Fatherland” he soon
day night by the literary society. learned to speak English and other
It was a complete success. The wise identified himself with habits
society was favored with several and idioms of the section of the
selections by the Union High school country where he proposed to make
band. In behalf of the literary we his new home.
Before leaving his German home,
extend thanks to them, and also
he had become greatly attached to
those that helped in any way.
a handsome German girl who reci
Mrs. C. W. Kirk, from Southern procated the affection, an engage
Oregon, is visiting her daughter, ment of marriage resulting. Wil
Mrs. Joe Orchard.
liam came to far off Oregon, almost
Mrs. J. D. Wood made a business half way round the world, to pre
pare a home for his bride-to-be,
visit to Sweet Home, Monday.
Miss Mae Rowell spent Friday happily having a grandfather in
and Saturday with her parents at Sweet Home to assist him in his
Last fall he concluded he had
Mrs. Rov Wood was a guest at
waited long enough, so purchased a
Mr. P Gabriel’s home on business,
ticket and forwarded the same to
his lady love. In order to show
John Attridge spent Sunday and honest purpose to the immigration
Monday with J. D. Wood and authorities, Mr. Rothjens had to
supply affidavits, attested by wit
Mrs. Theodore Cowitz has return nesses, to the German counsul at
ed to her home in Sweet Home, Portland and to the authorities in
after a visit with her son and N#w York, that he had the means
family, S. J., Cowitz.
to and was able to support a wife.
George Gabriel was falling tim These affidavits were executed . be
ber for Ed Bigbee, Monday.
fore this writer about October 1st.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith are last.
entertaining a little strange girl,
Miss Biesalska left her Germ an
which arrived at tifeir home, Fri home on December 23. Though she
understands not a word of English,
. Mrs. George Haven was visiting she had no trouble whatever in
following the lines of trasportation
Mrs. Sam Harris, Monday.
A. E, Gabriel was greatly sur designated by her ticket and arrived
prised Monday morning on turning in Portland January 11. One can
on the electric light juice. The imagine her joy when she was clasp
lamps failed to light. But he soon ed in the arms of her husband-to-be
when she alighted from the train at
had them in running order.
While cutting logs monday after the Portland depot.
The happy couple were united in
noon, a log rol led against Sherman
Wood, mashihg his leg above the marriage as stated above on the
knee. Although no bones were following day, January 12 and
broken, his leg was badly bruised reached their home near this city on
and it will, probably, be several January 15. The groom is 25 years
days before he can resume his work. of age and the bride*is 24 and the
Tribune opines they will become one
of the substantial and prosperous
There is probability that a corpor families of. the Sweet Home country.
ate mercantile establishment may
soon be a feature of Sweet sHome.
Let us hope thè telephone muddle
A modern department store is the will be settled within a few days.
It is getting monotinous.
New Road Supervisors
Dist. 1. J. D. Isom, Albany
Dist. 2. M. S. Coon, Shedds
Dist. 3. E. C. Pugh, Shedds
Dist. 4. J. C. Standish, Halsey
Dist. 5. Austin Alford, Harris
Dist. 6. D. H. Pierce, Harrisburg
Dist. 7. W. M. Sawyer, Browns
Dist. 8. A. L. Kirk, Brownsville.
Dist.-9. F. M. Johnston, Shedds.
Dist. 10. W. C. Scott, Tangent.
Dist. 11. (To be supplied later.)
Dist. 12. E. B. Wallace, Albany.
Dist. 13. Thomas Reidy, Tillmaq
Dist. 14. J. W. Hirons, Shelburn
Dist. 15. Riley Shelton, Scio.
Dist. 16. W. Richardson, Crab
Dist. 17. Fred Brewster, Crab
Dist. 18. W. L. Wallace, Leban
Dist. 19. Ernest Hall, Lebanon,
Dist. 20. W. H.; Ingram, Soda
Dist. 21. W. M. Moss, Holley.
Dist. 22. Dayton Harris, Foster.
Dist. 23. R. G. Miller, Waterloo.
Dist. 24. T. M. Downing, La
Dist. 25. John Bender, Scio
Dist. 26. J. A. Dumond, Albany
Dist. 27. E. L. Shepherd, Mill
. . . .
Dist. 28. J. A. Brown, Waterloo
Dist. 29. H. E. Heyne, Waterloo
Dist. 30. Raleigh Harold, Scio.
Dist. 31. W. E. Witchey, Albany
Dist. 32. Francis Kizer, Harris
Dist. 33. M. S. Allen, Jeffersott.
Death Calls Mrs. McQueen
After an illness covering a period
of four months, Mrs. Sarah McQueen
of above Holley, passed away Satur
Sarah Foltz McQueen was born
in Bucks county, Penn., September
15, 1845. When she was 11 years
of age, her parents moved to Mor
gan county, Mo. She was united in
marriage to Minor McQueen, Janu-
are 19, 1873. After a few years
residence in Missouri, the McQueens
came to Oregon and settled on a
homestead, near Holley, where they
continued to reside up to the time
of their deaths. Mr. McQueen’s
death occurred some two years ago.
The deceased is survived by four
children and' two grand children.
The children are Mrs. Anna Van
Fleet, of Sweet Home and Charles
L., 'Thomas B. and Robert E. Mc
Queen, all of Holley. The grand
children are Leroy and Letha Van
Fleet, of Sweet Home.
Municipal Carline Pays
San Francisco, Jan. 19.—Profits
on the first-municipal street railway
in the country—the Geary -street
line from the Ferry buildihg on
San i Francisco Bay to the ocean
beach—were $8^5.345 net for 1913.
Total liabilities are $2,487,992,
and in estimating the net income
allowances were made for a sinking
fund to redeem bonds, depreciation
of the property and rolling stock,
and all other expenses that would
be charged against a private cor
$1.25 THE YEAR
DOG VALUES VARY
WITH COUNTY LINES
Highs, Lows and Intermediates Run Be
tween Extremes, According to
Who Does Assessing
Salem, Ore., Jan. 19.—If you are
a resident of Union county, and if
you own a dog, and if it is an aver
age Union county dog, that dog is
But if you live in Clatsop county
and own an average dog there,
your canine property is worth only
These respective valuations are
set by the respective assessors of
the two counties named and equaliz
ed by their respective boards of
equalization. The figures are taken
from the summaries of assessment
rolls of Oregon counties, as compil
ed by the State Tax Commission.
They represent the two extremes of
canine valuation in Oregon. Be
tween these extremes of highest
and lowest there are a lot of inter
esting highs, lows and intermedi"
Average value of a dog in Mult
nomah county, for instance, is $11.-
58; in Tillamook, $22.65; Washing
ton, $6.25; Yamhill $5.02; Marion,
$29.05; Lincoln, $28.57; Malheur,
$4.06; Curry, 450; Lane $16.82.
According to the assessor there
are more dogs in Yamhill than in
any other county of the state. They
number 1828. Union county pays
taxes on the lowest, 6. Multhomah
pays property taxes on but 76 dogs,
while Curry, the most sparsely popu
lated county, pays taxes on 312
dogs. Clackamas, which adjoins
Multnomah on one side, pays taxes
on 1756 dogsand Hood River, which
adjoins Multnomah on another side,
pays taxes on but 108. Next to
Yamhill and Clackamas, Linn pays
taxes on the greatest number of