Centralia Weekly Chronicle, February 21, 1912

Centralia Weekly Chronicle

February 21, 1912

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Issue date: Wednesday, February 21, 1912

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Centralia Weekly Chronicle (Newspaper) - February 21, 1912, Centralia, Washington ly Chronicle Referendum Hit By U. S. Court in BE mm CULL BIDS TUT Fell. 19. The Centralia Library Board today ceived some time ago from Watson I called for bids for the erection of the1 Vernon, the Aberdeen architect to new Carnegie Library in this city. iThe bids will be opened on March 16, whom the contract for drawing them was awarded. The plans call for a (United Press tensed Wire.) ;dum Is unconstitutional in the Ore-j The constitutionality of the Oregon gon case. j initiative and referendum law was WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. The court refused to take jurisdic-' attacked by a telephone company, The Supreme Court decided by lmpli-itlon ot the test BuitB resisted payment of taxes im- validity of the Initiative and referen- posed through the workings of the cation that the initiative and referen- du in legislation. ilaw. Clarke Planned To Break Jail and if the lowest bid is found to bo' one-story building with a ground satisfactory the contract will be! floor, and the structure when corn- awarded on the same day. In thisipleted, should prove to be a model of i case active construction on the new; modern architecture. The building j library will begin about April 1, be located in the Main Street jlf the progress of the work goes1 nark, bordering on Locust Street, but' j through unhampered, the building i facing toward Main Street. The j should be completed and ready1 for news that the bids have been called 'use by January i, 1912. I for will no doubt meet with general The plans for the library were re j rejoicing in the city. What would probably have result- ed in a successful jail break by Adel- bert 13. Clarke, the man accused of murdering Lawrence Bar in this city on the night of December 30, was frustrated this morning by Deputy Sheriff Tom Foster, who found two small steel saws hidden lu the cells of Clarke and a man named Maxwell. The saws were made from the steels of the men's shoes and were evident- Iv the work of several weeks' work iml planning. The saws were found by Foster after a search of the accus- ed murderer's cell. The deputy sher- has feared ever since Clarke was confined to the Lewis County jail that he would make some effort to escape, nnd has been on the continual alert to frustrate any move on his part. The saws were neatly made and would have undoubtedly proved ef- fective for the men had they ever at- tempted to saw their way to freedom. M m m M -M ;de Submits Estimates. For Gravity Plant I Agriculture will probably be in- j eluded in the courses of study of tht I local high school next year, the mat- KT being reported favorably upon at i a meeting of the demonstration farm committee held in the Commercial i Club rooms last night. Dr. F. G. Titus, president of the Commercial Club, the subject up with J. E. Lease, [.resident of the school board, land Mr. Lease expressed himself as being heartily in favor of the plan. I It has been suggested that a compet- jeht man be employed to take care of I the farm, the use of which was do- jnated by F. B. Hubbard before he ;left.for California, the same man to j act as professor of agriculture in the Ihigh school. The professor's salary would be ?100 a month, but the bene- jfits derived from the course would j be great one. j The plan has been tried elsewhere, j and it has developed that the best j way to reach the farmr is through jhis children. Numerous children [from the territory surrounding this i city, attend the local schools and the j new course would undoubtedly prove a pojnilar one. The subject will be .taken up with the school board and ieone into more mliy, lr.it the course will very likely meet th. favor. i B. R. Merrill, secretary of the Che- balls Citizens' met with the lo- cal committee las', nijht and ar- ranged a joint session between a com- i Imittee from the Citizens' Club and! .the Centralia organization, the meet-! j ing to be held here Friday night. The j demonstration farm at the fair i 2n- 'grounds will be the subject discussed, i At the meeting of the city com-: city engineer, fixing his salary at I mission this afternoon the following a month and providing that all motion was presented by Commission-'moneys for private service in his pro- jer Sears and unanimously adopted: fessional line be turned over to the move that the offer of Frank C. and an engineer be appointed by Kelsey to act as consulting engineer .the commission as a whole. An emer- jon the proposed Newaukum River; geucy was declared to exist and the .Gravity Water System for three per i ordinance was given immediate pas- :cent. of the total cost of the system.! age. according to the proposed contract.! The contractor's bond of J. U. eighteen-inch pipe Frank C. Kelsey, engineer employ- the city commission. cd by the city to prepare plans nmli estimates of the cost of a gravity wa- hip. Ho senate, .-s A. race, ei! to Democrat ie. Mississippi inatioti if Folk would reiire from the senatorial race. Folk made the deal ed safely in tlio Folk got tho invention's in- i.leusial al! !V from 'of 111 ,011. It will bo some time before 5'oung woman will ngnin havo the of her hand. nn tno roller, burned the the her band, and although none Folk had stayed In the nice, he would a lew weeks lon-er bones of the hands were brok- defeated In todaj'i-. con- ivalixed the hopelt> vention, Missouri IVinocrata havo use; Kcc.'l men