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OREGON CITY COURIER
By A. W. CHENEY.
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PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY.
OREGOX OITY, DEC. 24, 1897.
The Salem Journal says: Goo. C.
Brownell is the republican senatorial
idol of Clackamas and has even quite a
following among the "pons."
'I eabnkbti.y recommend,' cays the
president's message, "as soon as the
receipts of the government are sufficient
to pay nil the expenses of the govern
ment," etc. And the Hon. Nelson
Dingley bit large holes in his lips in his
effort to look pleasant. Chicago News.
In the Oreonian's recent prosperity
edition, Lano county was reported to
have naid off $201,000 in mortgages the
past year. The Eugene Guard has since
looked the matter up and finds that in
the same time $2i;3,615of new mortgages
were filed. Not much of a prosperity
showing in that ! Roseburg Review,
Tub N. Y. World publishes a complete
list of the bank-wreckers that have been
pardoned by the president. In each
case the man whom Mr. McKinley freed
was convicted upon damning proof of
gross dishonesty and received a sentence
that was at its fullest extent too small
for such a grave crime. These twelve
men robbed their neighbors and friends.
They wore the cloak of respectability,
and so trapped their victims the more
easily. To pardon them meant io put a
premium upon embezzlement and other
forms of "respectable" stealing.
New City Officials. On the first
Wednesday in January the newly elected
city officials will take the oath of office
and assume their duties. Mayor Cau
field will also make his appointments
for the ensuing year, and the city councl
will be reorganized. Charles Babcock,
Jr., who has filled the position of street
commissioner for several years past, and
through several successive administra
tions, has given out that he does not
want the office any more. In fact, he
announces his intention of going to
Alaska in the spring. As a result there
are about a dozen applications already
filed for the office of street commissioner
Prominent among them are Wheeler
Church, Caleb Cross and Secore. Dan
Lyons was accused of being a candidate,
but he loudly denies having any
aspirations in that direction, as nothing
would suit him but a $5 a day job. It
is not likely J.hat any changes will be
made in the police force, as no complaints
have been heard concerning this depart
ment. The new councilmen who will
take their seats are O. D. Latourette of
the first ward, (Councilman Koerner
was re-elected), and A. W. Alilln and
JTred Metzner, of the secorjd ward. The
councilmen who hold-over are R. D.
Wilson and Frank Iiusch, of the first
ward, and James Roake and H. E.Harris
of the second ward. The retiring council
men are T. C. Gault and L. C. Caples of
the second ward, and John Bittner of
the first ward.
Tim republican organs and bosses are
doing nil in their power to prevent a
fusion of the reform forces in Oregon.
. Every menus are they employing to the
end that the pooulists and democrats
shall nominate separate tickets and
ensure u walkover for the comn.on
enemy. Young, U'Ren & Co. are lead
ing their valuable assistance, and their
call for a populist state convention, to
meet in Portland on March 23, 1S'J8, and
their declaration against union, are in
line with the schemes of the republican
g.ing which have been dominating the
state so long and to the detriment of the
people. JacktmiilU Timet.
Dkatii of .Whs. Roake. Mrs. S. Roake
left her house as usual last Sunday eve
ning to attend the regular service at the
Baptist church. And hut little did her
family and friends think that this would
bo the last time that the would be seen
alive. David I lo-e, the watchman of the
railroad -bridge at the lackuinas river,
found all that was mortal of Mrs. Roake
in the cut at the rear of the Congrega
tional church, a few minutes alter the
soulh-bound overland train passed up
the real, tier head was laying against
the track rail, ami her body was ex
tended in an oblique direction toward
the bank. Her clothing was not rum
pled and she lay as if asleep with her
umbrella at her side. She was slightly
gasping (or breath, an I Mr. Close left
his companion to keep watch , and hastily
summoned hell) avl a physician, who
ordered the remains taken to Coroner
lio.lfrev's office, where Dr. Summer nwu'e
im examinat'i -n of her wounds, the most
Horiotis of which was a fractured skull.
There were also streaks of powdered iron
and grease, indicating that the wounds
had been iutlicted by moving machinery
of some kind. Coroner Godfrey sum
nioned a ju'y composed of II. J. Hard
ing, T. T. It.irlow, J. W. Hoffman,
David Henderson, E. C. Maddock and
(i. II, Bestow. The jury hell sessions
Monday evening ami Tuesday morning,
and examined a large number of wit
Dosses, who had various opinions as to
the rate of Hpoed made by the train
through the city. The coroner's in
quest gave out the fact that the Misses
Cadko were the last persons who niw
Mrs. R.viKo alive, having met at the end
of tluv Whitlock alley. The coroner's
jury returned a verdict to the effect that
they believed that Mrs. Roake came to
an accidental death by coming into col
lision with the S. P. passenger train;
and that no criminal guilt attaches to
anyone, but that some blame attaches
to the said S. P. railway, because said
train was running in excess of lawful
speed. The deceased was 37 years old,
and leaves a husband and four children
'The funeral services were held at the
lltaptist church at 2 p. in. Tuesday.
ReV. Ruiig officiating.
Fatal Accioent. Wednesday morn
ing Wm. Stone and wife, accompanied
by Uncle Mathew Ricliardson, a Clack
amas county pioneer of 1847, started
from Redland in a spring wagon to come
to Oregon City. When they reached
the Vosburg hill on the Abernethy road,
one of the front wheels of the vehicle
Struck a stump, throwing the occupants
to the uround. Mr. Richardson's head
struck a stump and the injuries result
ing t herefrom caused death in a few
minutes. The wagon was almost com
pletely demolished, and the horses ran
away after getting loose, but were
caught afterward. Another vehicle was
secured mid the remains of Mr. Rich
ardson were taken back to Redland.
The deceased was one of the honored
pioneers of , Clackamas county, and
leaves a family of grown-up children,
his wife having died several years ago.
Funis Reading Room. At an annual
meeting of the numbers of the Free
Reading Room and Library association
held at the Reading Room Monday even
ing, the following officers were elected-
for the ensuinif vear: President, h. G.
Oaulleld J vice-president, Geo. A. Hard
ing ; secretary, J W. Boatman ; treasurer,
F. E. Donaldson ; board of trustees, E
G. Caulield, Dr.W.E. Uarll and Kev.
A. Hillebrand. The association is in a
healthy condition and the room well
patronized, which shows it is highly
apreciated by the reading public. Ifany
of our readers have any magazines or
books which they would like to donate
to the library they w mid be thankfully
received. Notify the secretary, J. W.
Rodman, and any donations will be
A Gueat Mi'sical Tkeat. The Glee
Club of the University of Oregon will
give a conceit in Shively's Thursday,
December Sit. This .club is appealing
before valley audiences in its first tour
with phenomenal success. College bovs
ing wilh a swig and a dash. Their
mirthful melodies ring out in gleeful
abandon, brimful of fun and suggestive
of unlimited mischief. The club's bari
tone soloist, Mr. 1. M. ilen. is favor
ably known to Oregon City people,
having sung several times at the Chau
tauqua last summer. The impersona
tions of Mr. CIihs. Galloway, who is a
son of lleceiver Galloway, h've made a
decided hit everywhere. Admission 25
and !l.')c. Box sheet open at Huntley'
post office stand Tuesday, Decemder
l'.i-HXKi) to Dkatii. Mary Ellen, the
two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
(Ml. Warden, was fatally burned at
the home of the family at the wood
camp on the Tualatin Monday afternoon. ;
At the time the unfortunate accident oc
cureil Mrs. Warden was absent from the
house, making a short visit at the home
of a neighbor. About three o'clock a
man passing the Warden residence,
heard an outcry of distress, and upon
going inside found the clothing of the
younger of two children Jn Humes.
Hastily grabbing u quilt, lie extinguished
the (lames, but the child w as so severely
burned that she only lived about an
Multnomah Lodge No. 1, A.F. A- A.
M., elected the following new officers
Saturday night: Master, D. VV.Kiii
naird ; senior warden John R. Humph
rey; junior warden, J. E. Hedges;
treasure, W, E. t'arll ; secretary, 1. r.
Ryan; tyler, O. A. Nash. After the
election was concluded, J . 11. Walker,
the retiring mas'er, was presented with
an elegant past master's gold badge.
On Monday evening Clackamas Chap
ter No 2, R.'A. M., elected the following
new officers: M. Bollack, high priest;
O. J. Buchanan, king; P. F. Morey,
scribe; II. S, Strange, secretary; A. W.
France, treasurer ; J . II . WulKer, captain
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Santa Claus or some one else has J
decorated Charman & Co. drug store j
with evergreens that gives it a Christmas
Yellow Kid pin cushions and othe'r
white metal fancy goods, nice for pre
sents, at the Racket store.
Holiday goods from lc upward at the
Grand street parade by the Red Men
Christmas day between the hours 12
and 1 o'clock. Something entirely new.
It would take too much space to quote
prices on the large stock of ladies' em
broidered handkerchiefs at the Racket
Your dollars will buy more presents
this year at Charman & Co. drug store,
as they are price makers and price cutters.
Come and see the holid ay goods. We
will save you money on every, purchase
at the Racket store.
In ordering your Christmas pastry re
member that the old established bakery
of Gibson & Lindsey is prepared to
furnish you with cakes, puddings, pies,
etc., cheaper than you can make them
When buying your Christmas meats
remember that the old established shop
of 0. Albright keeps "nothing but the
best. If there is any venison or bear to
be had he will have it for you.
Remember the Red Men give the
most successful masque ball of the sea
Come and be convinced of the extra
low prices on holiday goods at the
Cut prices on holiday goods at such
prices never known in Oregon before, at
the Racket store.
All are invited to come and see our
holiday goods. If you don't want to
buy we will take pleasure in showing
our goods. The Racket store, opposite
E.E. Charman s drugstore.
Grand clearance sale. Buy a hat at
Go to Baum & Brandos, 145 First
street, right on the Oregon City car line
i 'for vour lunches and dinners. We make
a specialty of ladies' and merchants'
lunches; try them, only 25c. Agency
for Mailland's candies.
D.E. Kenworthy at the East Side Ry
office serves meals or oysters at all times.
He also keeps a line of confectionery,
fruits and cigars.
If you want Christmas goods below
Portland prices the Racket Store is the
place to find them. Opposite E. E.
Charman's drug store.
Prescriptions carefully compounded
G. A. Harding's drug store. 'j
You will be wonderfully surprised
when you see the extreme low prices on
Christmrs goods and other articles for
presents. Racket Store.
Before furnishing your house call at
Y'oung's second-hand store and he will
lit you out for less than one-quarter of
wdiat new goods would cost.
Wasted. $300 or If'ioO for two or
three years, good security. Address
"Security," this office.
Dan Willians has a hied to his stock of
groceries and provisions a full line of
feed and hay. Goods delivered to all
parts of the city free. Corner Seventh
and Center streets
All the leading citizens of Oregon City
are now using home made "Patent"
flour, claiming that it makes much
better bread than the Hour that is ship
ped in from mills, which is very reason
able, as the manufactures of "Patent"
Hour have all the latent improvements
in (lour making machinery.
Scrofula Affects the Eye9 Little
Coy Treated by an Oculist With
out Relief -But Now Ho 13 Wall,
"When my little boy was three months
old his eyes became very sore and he was
almost blind. I took him to an oculist
who treated him for six months, and left
him a3 bad as he wa9 at the beginning.
B'inslly Hood's Sarsaparilla wa9 recom
mended and I began giving it to him.
Ia le38 than three weeks he was able
to go into the sun without covering
hie eyes, and today his eyes Ere perfectly
well, and his ears and nose, which were
badly affected, are also well. Hood's
Sarsaparilla has certainly done wonders
for my boy." Mrs. James H. Painter,
Amador, California. Remember
Beat the World!
Dr A. A Barr
Scientific Optician, formerly
of Minneapolis, has charge of
the Optical Department for
A. N. WRIGHT, the Iowa
Jeweler, 293 Morrison St.,
Purifier. All druggists. $l.stx for $5. Get Hood's.
3 rxn -are the only pills to take
ii OOd S F 1 1 ISvith Hood's Sarsaparilla.
liaveYow Eye Examined
Consult at ion Free
-C. H. BESTOW & C0
Kenworthy's restaurant and con
fectionery is now opened and ready to
serve first-class meals on short notice.
Oysters a specialty. Wheeler & Cram's
The most reliable goods at lowest
living cash prices are kept by the grocery
store of Marr & Muir.
WTith a little cost one's rooms can be
made as good and bright as new. Call
at Holmau's and see styles and pattern
all up-to-date 181)7 goods. Seventh
street, near bridge.
When in Portland drop in and see our
immense line of Christmas Chinas.
Everything new. Haines' , 238 Morrison
For best groceries at cheapest price go
to Marr & Muir.
Justice court blanks 15 cents per dozen
at Courier office.
Fine new line of umbrellas and canes
at Burmeisters !it Andresens's Jewelry
Inspect those adjustable window
screens at Belloiny & Bunch's. They
ate certainly the nyhi thing.
Customers can leave orders for bottled
beer, porter, steam beer or keg beer at
Knapo's Bismark saloon. John G. Wil-
helm, pioprietor Sell wood brewery.
Dr. W . Wallens is now associated
with Dr. J. W. Welch, dentist, in Wil
Yes! Our prices are right and that's
why we are having such a rushonXmas
goods and perfumes. Charman & Co.,
Grand Clearance sale begins today of
the lattest and newest things in mil
lenery and trimmed and untrimmed
hats at Miss Goldsmith's.
We are not here for our health. We
are here to serve the people in proper
si vie at the Racket Store.
For the best shave or hair cut to
lie lunl go to P.O. Shark'swhop. Shaving
If you want a nice steak, roast or boil
call at Albrig. t's shop and get some of
his col l-stor.ige meat which is acknowl
edged by all to be superior to the meats
commonly sold at butchers' shops. He
also keeps on hand a full stock of lard, 1
hams, bacon, etc. made by himself and
warranted purest and wholesome. Re
member the old established shop on
Jj. L. Pickens, dentist, does all kinds
of dental work. Gold crow ns, porcelain
crowns and bridge work a specially.
Office in Barclay buildinu', corner Main
ami Seventh streets.
DOORS, WINDOWS, MOULDING and BUILDING
LOWEST CASH PRICES EVER OFFERED FOR FIRST-CLASS GOODS.
Shop Opposite CoiiKreeatlonal Olm-eK Main Street, Oregon City, Ore.
for CHOICE CUTS and TENDER MEATS go to
KIGK&KD FETSOLD'S CASH MBKETQ
Seventh Street, Corner of Center, on the Hill.
Main St., Opposite Caufield Block.
Two Shops, - Oreoon City, Oreflon.
Fresh Stock of
Depot for HAY Hnd FEED
OF LOW PRICES
Willamette Block, Oregon City
WHY IS IT.
That every day our store is filled with buyers
from every part of the city, regardless of distance?
-r- There must be some reason. People especially
ladies don't go out of their way to buy unless
there is a reason.
IT IS LECAUSE we have established a reputation for abso
lutely fresh goods especially in the line of table
delicacies, and our customers are sure of a
superior article and then the prices are right.
HARDING'S BAKERY AND GROCERY
BREAD AND PASTRY A SPECIALTY
iournor; O. A. Hermann, royal arcli
Woodman IUixy. Willamette Tails
iimp No. H, W. O. W., of this city,
w ill hold a ul)lie meeting in Sliively'g
hall, Tiiendav nittlit, December 28th, to
which everybody in invited. President
W. 0. llawley.of the WilUtmetteuniver
ity, will deliver an address on Wood
nienaliiii. A xnlendid musical program
will be presented. This will be asplendid i), y, Kinnaird, sentinel
opiHirtunity to near one or the talented
educators of Oregon talk, and at tbe
anio time hear 1111 excellent musical
or Christmas Present j
From our Btore will be a perpetual reminder of
thedonior, as all of the presents are of tbe
' latest design and carefully selected. Call and
examine our Xove'ties. For want of space we
only call attention to a few of the leading
Magnifying (ilasses, Com passes, Snectaclea,
(iold Tens, Hold Pencils, Stationery lioxes.
Autograph Album, Celluloid Albums, Leather
Albums, X-Mas Cards, Calendars, Smokers'
Sets, riKs, Tobacco Pouches, Knives, Razors,
Scissors, Toilet Sets, Shaving Sets, Tissue
Paper, Novelties, Money Purses, X-M.is Cigars,
Artists' Material, Opal Ware, Plaques, Colors,
lirushes, Novelties, Etc.
We inako the price You make the profit.
Hood's Sarsaparilla 64c a bottle.
Stationery 5 a box.
S. G. Skidmore & Co.,
Fxtensivn Line of Druggists'
A very popular priced line of Purses, Rill Books, Card Cases,
Cigar Cases, Collar and Cuff Roxes, silver mounted or plain;
Toilet Dressing Cases, Manicure Cases, Work Boxes, Hand
kerchief, Glove or Necktie Boxes in celluloid, cosmeon and
PEItFUMKS of the highest grade for the holidays and also'
Atomizers of handsome design, at popular prices.
We ask yon to call and examine cur stock and see if we do
not offer the nicest goi.ds at lowest prices. t
151 ThirtJ St., near Morrison,
L. A. PATTERSON & CO.
The wonderful atti action of our
holidi.v goods and low oriees push
the obi man aside. We boast of our
bargains for Christmas buyers No
matter how poor the stocking, we
can till it. You are cordially in vited
to come and see what we can do for
you. The prices on all of our goods
are extremely low.
Oregon City, Oregon
CHARMAN k C
en lit 111 11 ; M. h. lvain. master of 3rd vail :
John K. iluuiphrev, master of 2nd vail ;
l.iuwood hruest Jones, master 01 M vail j
Oregon City Auction Mouse
W .L. liLOCK, Proprietor
FURNITURE CARPETS STOVES
HARDWARE , GLASSWARE CROCKERY
COME ONE ! COME ALL 1 There is no need of going to Portland to spend vour
money as you can get better value at home. We take the lead in LOW
PRICKS while others try to follow. Get our prices before buying
and that will convince you. We are agents for the Empire State
Air Tight Heaters. They are fuel savers, control the fire, rapid
beating, made of durable material and are beauties, which
make them altogether a perfect stove.
OREGON CITY AUCTION HOUSE,