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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1898.
ixSri Met" '
In a Great Measure
People have to depeiid on the
word of the dealer as to the
quality of carpets. It is easy
to make a pfice cheap at the
expense of the quality. Easy
to hide the cheat, too. Only
safe way is to deal at a reliable
house, such as ours is. $5000
is our carpet investment this
year, patterns to please every
body. Prices from 15 cents a
yard and up.
BELLOMY & BUSCH,
Tha Hun BufiiPi.laliAia
OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE 1
In SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS at
the PIONEER STORE of
, A full line of
Boots and Shoes,
Dr. A. A. Barr
Scientific Optician, formerly
of Minneapolis, has charge of
the Optical Department for
A. N. WRIGHT, the Iowa
Jeweler, 293 Morrispn St.,
Have Your Eyes Examined
Consultation Free .",,
Hundreds of Housewives will tell you
that those two words sum up the good
tilings in bread made from
BY ALL GROCERS
The Gkrmania Market.
Is the cheapest place in the city
to buy t t t t t
Talked About the Weather B. 6
Pagne, superintendent of the govern
ment weather bureau in the tower of
the Oregonian building at Portland, ac
cepted an invitation of City Superinten
dent McAdam to deliver a lecture to the
higher grade pupils of the Barclay
school on the science of weather obser
vation last Monday afternoon. Mr.
Pague stated that students have to learn
many things that are not really needed
in after life, but this is done to train the
mind, that the pupils may more readily
grasp the problems that come up in after
years. Mr. Pague gave in a very inter
esting way the history of the signal
service and weather bureau, and that it I
is becoming an important factor in
scientific observations. How it was
first organized under the direction of the
war department, and later transferred
to the department of agriculture. Among
many other things he explained how
the weather forecast was made, the best
instruments were used for measuring
the density and moisture of ihe air, and
reports for the northwest were sent to
the head office at Portland, and the
forecasts made from observations ob?
tained in a scientific way. He demon
strated in a practical way that weather
observations had been reduced to a
technical science, and, that while occa
sionally a mistake was made, the fore
cast was nearly always correct. Port
land commission men, who handle
tropical fruits, always consult the weath
er bureau office, before having their
bananas shipped overland through the
Siskiyou mountains. Iruit of this kind
has to be shipped in open refrigerator
cars to avoid sweating, and it is not safe
to have the shipment come over the
Siskiyou mountains when there is dan
ger of frost or freezing. Through the
weather bureau, too, people living and
oarrvine on business along the river
front are enabled to learn about how
high the water may get, and when it
will begin to subside. Also, that farmers
through the use' of bulletins issued by
the weather bureau, could guard against
loss by frost, by protecting their fruit
trees and tender shrubbery at the proper
time. Mr. Pague explained that the
mild temperature on this coast, com
pared with that in the Eastern states,
was not caused so much by the ocean
currents, as the air current conditions.
That the moisture in' the soil here
generates warmth by a dynamic process,
which rises in the air and tempers the
cold winds from the elevated tablelands,
and, that the reason there is no sun
stroke on this coast, was accounted for
from the fact of the moisture in the air,
which evaporates from the body thus
producing a cooling effect. He also
said that while winds indicating a storm
always come from the south, the storm
itself comes from the north. The peo
ple often read of big storms in the East,
and make the remark that it will soon
reach this coast, when in fact, the cold
spell of weather or wind has already
touched this section. These storms do
not come from the East, but from elevat
ed lands in Alberta, Canada. He also
stated that the chinook winds of East
ern Oregon are caused by dynamic heat
coming in contract with the storm
centers. The pupils of the Oregon City
schools make a special study of climatic
problems, and they listened to the in
structive lecture with marked interest.
Rojral ukii tb food pun,
wholesome and delicioo.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NtW VORK.
167 First St.
anrl Yamhill I
Clackamas County Represented.
There were a goodly number of delegatts
from the Young Men's Republican Clubs
of Clackamas county at the state league
meeting, held in Portland this week.
The clubs were represented as follows:
Pleasant Hill W. M. Scott, 0. 1. Cal
kins, C.T. Tooze. Maple Lane August
Mautz. Newton Randall, George Gibbs.
Needy 0. Bair, C. B. Miller, C. E. Hil
ton, A. Spagle, R. W, Zimmerman.
Milk Creek John Dennison, C. T.
Howard, Charles Holinan. Elliott
Prairie O. L. Barber, E. L.Kenagy, T.
B. Killin, N. Blair. Oswego-R. T.
Stearns, Charles Kruse, H. Gans, R
Hayes, William Dyer, P. II. Jarisch,
John Boedefeld. Milwaukie R. Scott,
H. D. Robb, John Gibson, Henry A
Hennemam, G. K. Ballard, W. Shank,
R. S. McLaughlin. New Era George
Randall, Seblia Norton, Wm. Rider.
Ab'ernethy J . VV. Meldrum , T.S.Mann ,
J. T. Apperson, H. Jewell, J. H. Miller
Oregon City N. R. Lang, J. U. Camp
bell, T. F. Ryan, J C. Bradley, J. VV.
Moffatt, M. Schulpius, T. P.Randall, O.
H.Dye, G. C. Brownell, R. Koerner,
W. H. Howell, L L. Porter. F. T. Grif
fith, J. G. Porter, Geo. Broughton, D.
W Kinnaird, H. C. Stevens, 0. 0. T.
Williams, G. B. Dimick, W. B. Wiggins.
Marquam G.W.Bentley, John Labour,
C.E. Young. J. T. Drake. Canby J.
F. Eckerson, H. A. Dedman. Logan
W. A." Frakes, Z. L. Clarke, Henry
Cramer, .1, M. Tracy, Henry M. Tracy.
Logan Mitchell Club H. L. Patterson.
Maple Lane McKinley Club C. C. Wil
liams, Thomas Davis. Sandy A.Fietz,
C. S. Chase, Robt. Jonsrud. Resolutions
were passed declaring for the gold stand
ard, and Claud Gatch, of Salem, anti
Mitchell, was elected president, and C.
W. Fulton, of Astoria, Mitchell repub
lican, elected vice-president. It is re
ported that Brownell held 13 proxies.
Retiring from Business
Everything must be sold out at once
Best Calicoes 3c.
Fine Bleached Muslin 4c.
" Unbleacned " 4c.
Bleached Satin Damask
Table Linen 25c.
Red Table Linen 15c.
Large Double Blankets 50c.
Fine dress Goods 15c.
Changeable Silks 25c.
Men's Fleece Lined Shirts 35c.
Wool Merino Shirts 40c
Ladies' Plush Capes $6-50, now $3.25
Cloth Capes $13-50 $6
Golf Caps at half price.
Men's Clothing at Half Price.
Lace Curtains at Half Prica
and all through the store at same rate.
$20,000.00 worth to he closed out.
FIRST-CLASS FRESH MEATS .
Seventh Street, Near Depot, Oiegon City.
F. J. Ohtkkiioltz, Props. t t t
Vr grown 77
180 FRONT ST.
A Fearful Mistake...
Is that made by every man who fails to insure his
life. He goes to work in the morning full of plans
for the future, but his lifeless body may be carried
home before dark.
Only 8 cents a day for the first year (it will be less
each subsequent year), will give a man, age 37,
$I,C0D.00 insurance to be paid at his death.
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
of Springfield, Mass.
"For rates and sample jolicy call on or address,
H. G. C0LT0N, Manager,
312 and 313 Chamber of Commerce.
PORTLAND, OREGON. .
A. 0. U. W. Evening. Monday night
was A.O.U. W. evening in Oregon City,
and a large audience gathered at Wein-
hard's hall to hear t he lecture of supreme
grand lecturer, J.G.Tate. The speaker
was introduced hy Past Master Work-
mail C. H. Dye, and for about an hour
and a half, Mr. Tate spoke of the history
and record of the pioneer order in fra
ternal protection which he represents,
showing the vast amount of material
good it has accomplished and the great
work it ia now doing in the protection of
widows, orphans and homes from the
dangerof want. Ileshowed thattl.rjugh
the example set hy the A.O. U. A'., the
idea of fraternal insurance had so er-
meated every corner and nook of Amer
ica, that today there are nearly 3,000,01)0
home in the United States and Canada
enjoying llio A. U. U. .. or similar
protection to the extentof $4,7i0,00O,ijOO.
Mr. Tate is one one of the grand orators
of America, and he presents his subject
in a convincing and interesting manner.
The Lime Kiln Club rendered several
selections and Mrs. W. B. Wiggins sang
Ohweoo Postofhie Robbed. The post.
ollice and geneial merchandise store ot
G. W. Prosser, was broken into and rob
bed of $7 of postollice money and about
$50 worth of merchandise last Thursday
night. As no one sleeps in the Hore,
Mr. Prosser, the postmaster, takes the
stamns home with him at night, an 1 as
there is no night watchman in Oswego,
the burglars had a good opportunity to j
pursure their operations unrnolented.j
They bored a hole through a sasli
window, and then drilled another hole j
through the iron casing that enclosed j
the bolt, and soon gainel an entrance '
There is clue to the robbers. j
A Benefit Enteutunment. Mrs. E.
E. (barman and Mrs. O. D. Latoiirettc
deserve to be complimented for the very
excellent musical concert at the Congre
gational church last Friday evening.
There was a large and appreciative
audience, and responses were made to
some of the enthusiastic encores. It was
a high class entertainment, participated
in bv the very best musical talent in
Oregon City. The concert netted $44,
which will be applied for the benetit of
the church. Cooke's orchestra played
several excellent selections, there was
a duet by Confer brothers ; Halcyon trio,
Mrs. Wiggins, Miss Ward, Mrs. Char-
man, Miss spangier, wrs. iuiuer anu
Miss Wishartj a chorus by the Halcyon
chorus ; piano solo, Miss Ora Spangier ;
Lime Kiln quartette, Messrs. Jake Ri
nearson, Kea Nonis, Ernest Hickman
and Mr. Surrhine ; a solo, by Mrs. W.
B. Wiggins ;a cello solo, by Mr, Surrhine ;
Oregon City Ladies quartette, Mrs. U
H.Caufield", Miss Kate Ward, Mrs. E
E. Charman and Mies lhittie Monroe;
a solo, Miss Ward, and another chorus
by Mrs. ('barman's Halcyon Chorus.
The Ladies' Tea, proved to ho an amus
ing comedy, and the different features
were well presented. The principal
characters were lady of the house, Miss
Laura Beattie; keeiier of an intelligence
ollice, Mies Erma Lawrence i the servant
girl, Mrs. T. W. Clark. The piano ac
companists were Mrs. E. E. Williams,
Mrs.T. W.Clark and Miss Ora Spangier.
postollice accoutrements last Thursday
morning, by Are. It is not known just
how the lire orginated, but it was dis
covered at an early hour in the morning
blazing up in the rearof the building,
and in an incredible short time the ent ire
structure was in ashes. There had
been no fire in the stove since the
previous evening, and no one can tell
juBt how the fire orgifiiited. Mr. lsurg
hard carried about $800 insurance on .
Tower, Maud Noble, Kate Murk,
Mamie Adams, Maud Butler, Nina
Cnples, Eva Miller, Oda Jones; Messrs.
Winifred Hill, W Ulie Marshall, Wil lit)
Morse, Harry Eastham, Charles Chase,
Sewail Tueplenmn, Ralph McGetcbie,
George Case, OheMter Roako, Arthur
Stafford, Carlton Harding, Fred Nelson,
Frank Meresse, II. G. Allen, Mr. and
Mrc. E.G. Hamilton and Mrs. M. A.
the stock and building, which will cover
about onedialf the loss. He also owns
a mill a short distance away, but it was
Tiik OiiKUos Cjty Locks. Says the
Eugene Guard: "Hon. F. M. Wilkins,
of this city, president of the board of
trade, is in receipt of a letter from
Representative Tongue, relative to the
locks at Oregon City. Mr. Tongue lias
i 1 reduced a bill in congress to have the
management of the locks transferred
from the i-tite to the government, and
hop -s bv its passage to h ive 50 cents
per Ion toll removed, thus making an
open river, and a material ai l to upper
river traffic. In his letter ho ures all
valley boards ol trade and city councils
to take action in the matter, so that his
work for its furtherance will be material
Barton Stoke and Pohtokkice Bikned.
E. H. Burghard, postmaster at Barton,
Deep Cieek, lost a building with all its
contests of general merchandise and
Oncb Lived H eke. Only two or three
years ago Minnie Louisgnot, who is held
in the city jail at Portland as a witness
against Mrs. Sarah Brown, was a resi
dent of Oiegon City. She is said to have
been a very pretty girl, and lived with
her parents on the hill, and afterward
on the West side. The Tribune tells
how the modest, innocent girl was led
astray. She was sent to tne tians 10
cash a check for her father, and met
somo of her companions, who persuaded
her to go to the back room of a saloon,
where the money was spent. She had
been running around the streets with a
lot of girls of about her own age, who
made a practice of allowing strangers to
make their acquaintance after night
fall. She unwillingly spent some of tha
money received for the check, and was
too weak morally to withs and the
taunts of her companions, and was
ashamed to go home. As a result, she
finally became an inmate of Mrs.
Brown's massago joint, and was found
by her father and the police, white mak
ing her escape from the place.
A Fakewkix Paktv. Harry G. Allen
leaves on the steamer Elder to night for
Alaska, and in honor of his departure a
nartv was idven at the residence of his
aunt, Mrs. M.E. Hamilton, last Sattir
day night. Quite a number of bis young
friends were invited to participate in the
festivities of the occasion, and games,
music, etc., were entertaining features.
A splendid supper was Berved at 10:.'!0,
and many wishes of success and prot-
... . All
perity were extenueu to .ir, Alien, mi
Ids voyage toward the north pole.
Those present were : Misses Echo Sam
son. Minnie Myers, Mabry McCown,
Edith Cheney, Orpha Cosper, Ethel
Albright, Blanche Bain, Eva Todd, Veda
Williams, Vesta Brouhton, Grace
Bukolakh Wanted Powder. An ut
tempt was made to rob the powdor !
magazine near Milwaukie about 6 :30
Sunday afternoon. Before the burglars
accomplished their purpose, they were
frightened away by R.Scott and bif son,
Henry, and Prof T. J. Gary, who' went
out to investigate upon hearing the noise
of a slight explosion. The magazine is
only a short distance from the Scott
residence, and the burglars wore certain
ly bold to begin the job in broad day
light. And what they wanted with
powder, is a mystery. They had blown
off one lock with powder, and were ready
to begin on another when discovered.
The man, who has charge of the maga
zine, liv sin Portland, ami only comes
out when powder is wanted from the
store home to fill orders. Ho arrived
at the magazine from Portland soon af
ter the burglars were frightened away.
We are enjoying the return ol beauti
ful weather for a day or two.
A man and family have moved on the
Bitter farm, which J. R. Lawler moved
from last fall. lie Is going to grub up
the hops and sow the yard to grass.
A. L. Kuenzio has bad the misfortune
to lose one of bis colts. It died from
being snaifged in the pasture.
John Crocker's ankle is better of late.
tie Kilo has been grubbing some more
of his stumps this winter.
Isaac Williams is going to Oregon City
this week to work.
Fred Sailer has been laid up for a long
time with a sore foot, which he cut with
Rex. Guyn will preach for us the
February 1. Dew Drop.
LAXATIVE BROMQ QUININE TABLETS
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ciiren the feverlh coiiilltlnn mil lloaditehe,
nuking It Hie '" iii,kl'' remedy lor
(iimghs Collin, '! U OrliM. Cure In on
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