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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1898.
In SPRING AND SI BIKER GOODS &l
the PIONEER STORE of
CHARMAN & SON.
A full line of
Boots and Shoes,
Dr. A. A. Barr
Have Your Eyes Examined
Hundreds i f Housewives will tell you
Unit those two words sum up the good
tilings in bread made Irom
SOLD BY ALL GROCERS
. Tiik Gkr MAMA MAKKKT
Is the cheapest place in the citv
to buy t t t t t
FIRST-CLASS FRESH MEATS ,
Sevi'iitb Street, Near Depot, Oregon City.
F. J. Ostkuiioi.tz, I'rops. t t t
h'assachusetls Mutual Life Insurance Company
Letter ti'i.in ever. With t.-ver $20,oco,oco in As.-cts
ar.ii the best contract on the market, you cm make
no mistake in piiicin;' your insurance in this Co.
We ray uukois in ca-h i a- h t ar to teduce yoi.r
pa menu in the o.ly bus:nes-.-hke m to insure
5?Vor r.iUs anJ sample policy call on or address,
. H.G.CULTUN. Manager,
312 ami 313 Chamber of Commirce.
1-Oin LAND, C-RKGON
In a Great Measure
People have to depend on the
word of the denier as to the
quality of carpets. It is easy
to make a price 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, Trices from 15 cents a
yam and up.
BELLOMY & BUSCH, t
Hie HmiMf fiirittNliorti, ;
OPrOSllK COUUT HOI E t
Scientific Optician, formerly
of Minneapolis, has charge of
the Optical Dcpaitment for
A. N. WRIGHT, the Iowa
Jeweler, 293 Morrison St.,
180 FRONT ST.
PORTA: AND. X)RV.
lias made the
ANNUAL SCHOOL fiEETlNG.
The annual school meeting of the
voters of Oregon City, district No. 62,
was held at Pope's hall Monday night
for the purpose of levying a school tax
for the year 1898. The following report
of the hoard of directors was adopted,
and a tax levy of "t mills was voted.
There was some opposition to the tax,
among the 19 taxpayers present.
Ohegon City, Or., Feb. 7th, 1898.
To the taxpayers of school district No.
62, Clackamas County, Oregon ;
We, your directors, herewith submit
an estimate of the cost of maintaining
the schools in the district for the ensuing
year as follows to-wit :
Salaries of teachers $0710 50
Salaries of janitors 6o0 00
Salary of clerk 100 00
School supplies, stationery and
apparatus 250 00
Janitor's supplies 25 Oil
Fuel 1SI0 0
Repairs to furnaces "' 25 00
desks 3" 00
" blackboards n0 00
" buildings 100 00
Interest on bonds 720 00
Interest on floating debt 50 AO
Water rent 48 00
-Total $9, OK) 00
The above estimate is made on the
supposition that we can get along with
the same number of teachers the coming
year as the last, should, however, the
number of pupils be increased it will be
necessary to employ an additional
teacher; fit up a room and purchase the
necessary desks and, . furniture, thus
entailing considerable extra expenses.
We hope, however, to get through the
year with the present number of teachers.
We estimate our income from state
and county apportionment 'to be as
State $1000 00
County 3000 00
Total $4000 00
As against $4,735 last year. This is
owing to the fact tln.t the taxable prop.
ertyin the county is less than last year,
and the further fact that our census
shows a less number of children of school
age in the district, being about 1000 as
against 1100 last year.
Assuming our estimates to be correct
it will require a tax levy of ' 78
mills to met the actual necessary ex
penses of conducting the schools for the
next year. A seven and one-half mill
levy will raise less money than six mills
did last year, owing to the fact that as
sessable property in the district only
amounts to $743,000 this year as against
$885,000 last year, a difference of $142,
000. In the above estimate we have placed
only the amount that we consider ab-
solute'y necessary to bo met in the
conducting of the schools, and wo now
take this occasion to call to your atten
tion the desirability, we might also say
the necessity of providing new closets at
the Eastham school, as those now there
are not fit for children to use, not to
mention their unsanitary condition,
which cannot be remedied. We have
investigated the matter of new closets
and find' ihat new ones similar lo those
now in use at the Barclay building
(which have proved very satisfactory in
use) can be built for about live hundred
dollars. We consider this a very nec
essary and desirable thing to do and
recommend that you vote an additional
halt lax for this purpose. We feel sure
that if you will visit the school grounds
and investigate for yourselves that you
will agree with us that new closets are
in the interest of decency, molality and
health, and not hesitate to provide us
with the necessary funds to make the
There was some discussion as to the
legality of the ux levy but a motion to
hire a lawyer to look up the mailer was
Furnislied Every Week by ( lacka
mas Abstract & Trust Co.
V L Mack lo Alfred Hi-sell
P Ue claim tS'W.OO.'
'.4 as in
T S In A Osburn, e j.j of sec 'J, t 2 s,
r .'! e ; patent.
W J W Alct'ord lo : W A, V. Haines,
o a ill M M MrC.rver claim ; .)(.
A II Shaver, M as in sec 21 , t 5 s, r 2
J liiamford to S A iel, nw '4 of lie J4
of sec 7, t 2 s, r Sellout).
S rSCa'iff (bv sheriff) to L X No! el,
lots 0, li.blk 143, Oregon City, H"1 .21 .
O oul(l to t Otis, w
s, r 1 w ; If-.MH.
.Sunset hand Co to S A
blk 14. Sunset ( it v ; $1K0.
Seott, lot (I.
W ik. A 1. liaer to L 1 osseii, 10 as'in
cliiim ."S; $7o(l.
J and U l'alter on to (i A Kinzerl, 0 as
of 120 s, s 32, 4 s, r 1 e; f toil.
F II larlay to T DufTv, nw ,'-4 of st ,'4',
sec 17, t 2 t, r 1 e; $1.
It A Miller to S O Miller, lots 1,2, blk
8, 1 .bidstoiie ; $1 .
Willamette Land Co to W II Condit,
tract 4 and 1.20 as in tract o, Fruitdale;
Royal make the food pure,
wholesome and delicious.
Absolute! Pure .
ROVAl BAKINO POWDER CO., NFW VOHK.
A SAD DROWN1NO ACCIDENT.
Four Hives Lost and Miraculous
Escape of Another.
About 6:30 Tuesday morning George
Freeman, aged 51, his sons George, 2(i,
James, 18, and Harry, and L. 1. Shan
non, aged 37, left Caneinah in a small
row boat to cross the river to the paper
mills, where they were employed. The
morning was very foggy, the water was
high and a swift turbulent current was
running above the falls. Harry Free
man was Bitting in the bow of the boat,
and his brother, George, was rowing,
when all at once they discovered that
they were being rapidly carried away by
the swift water at the brink of the falls.
They hung to the boat until they were
thrown out, when the craft went over
the firbt falls, when they disappeared
and were seen no more. When Harry
arose out of the water he grabbed the
boat, which was bottom side upward
and hung on desperately until the eddy
below the fearful cataract carried him
near the Crown paper mills; here he
swam ashore pulling the boat with him
and reaching the landing place tied the
boat up. He then went into the Crown
mill, where he dried his clothes. Har
ry Froeman', the only survivor of the
awful accident, has only a indistinct re
membrance of his terrible ride over the
falls of the Willamette. He heard, or
imagined he heard, the voice of some one
under the boat, when he was hanging
on to the inverted bottom for dj.ir li fe.
At any rate, has the distinction of be
ing the first person who ever went over
the falls in an accident, and came out
alive. There were several witnesses,
who saw the boat in the eddy with Har
ry Freeman hanging on, whose attention
had been attracted by the cries of the
occupants of the boat, when it btgan its
perilous voyage over the falls.
Two homes are now filled with sorrow
and desolation in Caneinah on account
of this unexpecte 1 accident. Mr. Free
man leaves a wife ami six children,
while L. I. Shalinon leaves a widow and
four chil lien. For several years past,
Mr. Freeman has crossed the river daily
to work at the Willamette mills, w here
he and Mr. Shannon were employed.
The two Freeman b ys that were
drowned, worked in the Crown mills.
Seven or eight small boats cross the
river from Oanemah almost daily, car
rying over people employed in the paper
mills, nearly always landing in the locks
canal. This is the first accident that
has ever oeeured to people crossing the
river to their work, although about a
year ago some of the members of the
Freeman family had a narrow escape
from being carried over the falls. When
the fog is heavy on the river of morn
ings, ic is difficult to keep one's be n-ins,
and it is a wonder that accidents have
unt orriire I in he piist
George Freeman, Sr., wa a memo, vi
ol tne Linteu Artisans, while Miami' 11
was a member of the A. O. U. W.,
which b an assurance tint their families
will be well provided for. None of the
bodies of the drowned men have yet
been recovered, and it is nolalil fact
that only rarely are the remains of pen.
pie that are carried over the falls, ever
T'lK l.oh'f hTKA.MH.l.
the latter part of
lSo',), a email steamer, calle I the Fort
land, acc.idently went over the falls and
was practically dashed to pieces. The
Portland had been discharging freight
at Canemah, and went across the river
to leave some freight, an I was crossing
back to the flouring mills to leave a
shipment of wheat. From some inex
plainublu cause the boat was caught in
the swift current above the falls, and
swiftly swept ori todestruction. All the
; persons on
the steamer were the three
i-rew, and one of them saved himself by
jumping on to a log, just before the boat
reached the brink of the falls. The
other two men were drowned, and only
one ol their bodies was recovered, and
that one was found some time after the
accident down the river. The boat
J broke in two as it went over the cataract,
j and the pilot house ami gsirtions ol the
upist deck lloated off intact. Portions
187 First St
Retiring from Business
Everything must bs sold out at ones
Best Calicoes 3c.
Outing Fannel 4c.
Fine Bleached Muslin 4jc.
Unbleacned " 4c
Bleached Satin Damask
Table Linen 25c.
Red Table Linen 15c.
Lame 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 $13-5? $6
Golf Capes at half price
Men's Clothing at Half Price.
Lace Curtain;? at Half Price
and all through the store at same rate.
$20,009.00 worth to be closed ont.
Hoes Island. Capt. J. T. Appe' son was
an eye-witness of the accident, and viv
idly remembers the details.
A few years ago a stranger, wdio had
been working for Mr. Hedges at Oane
mah, committed suicide by go;ng over
the falls in a rowhoa. Upon reaching
the brink of the cataract he threw away
the paddles and made a rapid slide into
eternity. His remains were never re
1 lie ground hog whs wanned by the
no 8 ol 'Old Sol" almost the w hole cIhv.
Now I ho six weeks holing up has taken
place, and frtffu present indications, it
is jut-t where ve should mimic (he
The heaviest rains of the season has
fell this mouth.
A number of juung pen Ih called on
Mr. Edward Shaip and wile last Sulur
day evening and ;;i"e thein a surprise,
daiicioii was Hie order of the hour.
.1 . 1 1 1 MoM-r is eleniiiiif nwa' ) : r t of
liij ;;n;S e nenr Mr. Iflt h ie's IVsidftiee,
whi ie l.e icic 1. os liiiithi g in the hear
luili'v it nt I'llicoitt! Hint Jului Mm
s um lake a tiaiielii, i ui no adjoining
limn ith so 111a lift, lor Mini or won.
C. W lati.'Oii mill Bile 1110 (illicit d 'd
in the Neibanei lo'idi i.ee i.eaf the .oi
t.lli.v. 'liie j..H master ha- uteh..i-e I a hij jj
1 !', til I'lontt I hllfill'"IS fulllie Vth-llMll.H
aiitl litey are 110 ,v eh ingiiii; hai.ds lii.11
so ninny lube homls.
Oarnenlers have commenced work on
Henry Schai. new barn Tney had to
lay nil' a couple of days on aceo iut ol
lilt- H It il 1 1 1
John Gage, jr., has erected a cottage,
and tin veil into ii Saturday, wheie him
self in. 'I wile will Maui be pienaicd to
t lileilain their friends.
Win ScIihi. i li.llmis the irees on the
hill hack of his barn. He intends mak
ing it into cordvtoiKi and satv lys Mr.
Haum's 1 'g;d ig tf.iiu has been towir.
there, 'l'lie gioiimi ill then Ua st eded
,,lWn (, pasiuro.
(ie ,ujllH ,, I(J ,Jin Moser
,M(.e (,J,.niile Iv Melt her place) have
! i,,.,,,, u.iioved.
j ,, big bt yi of ihe disliict are
j attending school.
I i.ei. Lkm,tii v.
167 First St.
Consumption Positively Cured.
Mr. 11. IV G reeve, merchant, of Cliif
lion ir, Vs., rtrtifieH that he had con
Mimption, ai given up to die, sought
all medical treatment ths't money could
procure, Hied all ooimli remedied he
could hear of, but i,ot no relief ; spent
many nights sitting up in a chair j was
induced to try Ir. King's New Discovery,
and was tired by use of two bottles.
For past llnee years has been nttending
to business, ami shh I)r King's Now
Discovery is the y nn lest remedy ever
made, as il has done ho much for him
tind also lor oibers In iiia community.
Dr. King's New Discovery Is guaranteed
for t'ouulu, Ci 1 Is ami Consumption.
It don't Itiil. Trial boitle free at Char
man & Co 's Drug Store.
Two Millions n Year.
When pe pie buy, Iry.md buy again,
it means lliey'r" salislied. Tim people
of the I'niled Slates are now buying
CajcHreis Candy (J ithurtie at tr,e raie of
I wo million boxes a year and it will he
three million before New Years. It
means merit. I r vt d, ihat Cascarels are
the most deligutlul bortul regulator for
evmbodv tli year round. All drug
gisis 1(1, ii"). 1 0e a box, cure guaranteed.
NO W K-N0 PAY.
'Ihiii Is tin' wiv all 'lr'l;,'lst sell UltOVE'S
Ti KI.K.-S ('III. I, IOMi: lor Millilila, Chllla
n'.el I'.'ti"-. Ii 11, :aiiiily ire'i Hii'l iii(iilnt) In fttti
i!-li'!i'- I' irie. t ilIhih'Ii Iiivii 11, AthiliM pritfrr
ui 'i Im t--r. 11 ih- I'in I'miii l'rlcti ,'ii)i Jwir
1.11U' Ii) i. llni.tl y. DrUKsid.
HjoV.lcn'8 Arr.lca Salve.
Tun I1it -.l.vnin l.'.e oi hi forCilts,
lb 'iis, . ivs, Ulei'is, Salt Kbciini,
1'iier SiH-es. Telier, Cilttppeij
II amis, ( ' iillilains, (,'oins, and all Sit in
Ki ,'i ioi, . . and io ,iiiveiy cures Files,
or no 11 tv reunite!. It is guaranteed to
jive p-iieet Hiill(iicl.ion or icney re
f:iii''ed. Fru e IT) cents per bo. For
sale by Chariirin A (.'o.
Te I'nr ( iiDDl liatliii Forever.
Take Cascaiels ( a'idy Ciithurtic. lOfl
or STie. !f C. V. C. f til tocure, ilru.'gists
ItltHUtJ I llllMtfl,
Clean blood means a cleati skin. No
beauty without it. Casearets Candy
('alhartic clean your blood Hint I eei It
clean, by stirrinu up tha lazy liver ami
hiving all iiiinuri'ies from the body.
Begin to-day lo lianish oiiupb'--, boils,
bloiches, black heads, and thai sickly
bilious complexion bv Ukini Ca. carets,
beauty for ten cents. All ii ggi Is,
nalisfaclion gliHtanleeii, 0e, 2 c, fiUo
For Infants and Children.
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0f t),e boat were afteiward picked up at