September 6, 1913

The Women's Christian Temperance Union, at its last meeting Sept. 4, voted to change the time of its meeting from 3 o'clock to 2:30 p.m. Members voted to send president Mrs. S.C. Godlove to the state convention at Corvallis, Sept. 23 to 27.

Members of the W.C.T.U. put themselves on record as protesting against the extreme narrow skirt, the slit skirt and the X-ray skirt, all of which cause remarks which are not in harmony with purity.


The selecting of a successor to fill the vacancy in the mayor's chair has been taken under advisement by the council, which took no steps in the matter at yesterday night's meeting.

C.E. Gates looms as the strongest choice backed by popular sentiment, which protests against filling the vacancy from the council's own ranks. Col. H.H. Sargent, J.E. Watt, W.H. Canon and Porter J. Neff also have supporters for the place. All the councilmen have lightning rods up, hoping the lightning will strike.

The council gave Councilman Millar $11 for expenses during the immorality charge trial, and Col. H.H. Sargent, who donated a strip of land to make Dakota Avenue a uniform width, received a vote of thanks. The gift provides paving on the street within 75 days, and paving commences Monday.

In other developments:

  • The recommendation of Health Officer Thayer to take steps toward preventing the contamination of Fish Lake, source of the water supply, resulted in the ordering of all refuse near the intake to be burned.
  • Resolutions of condolences on the death of Mayor W.W. Eifert will be passed by the council and framed.
  • B.S. Radcliffe was granted a saloon license renewal and the regular monthly bills allowed.

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