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OREGON CITY COURIER
By A. W. CHENEY.
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PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY.
OREGON CITY, MAR. 25, 1898.
OEflOCRATIC COUNTY CONVENTION
Notice is hereby given that the demo
crane county convention of Clackamas
county will be held at Oregon City Or.,
at 11 o'clock a. m. on Saturday, April
4th. 1898. for the purpose of placing
in nomination candidates to be voted for
at the next June election for the follow
ing county office, to-wit:
Onn stAtfi senator, three reDreaenta.
tives, county judge, county clerk, county
sheriff . county treasurer, county assessor
county coroner, county surveyor, county
school superintendent and one county
commissioner, justices of the peace and
constables for the several precincts.
and to transact such other
business as may properly come
before the meeting.
The precinct apportionment of deta
gates is as iuiiuwb, tuwii.
A borne thy 8
Beaver Creek .. .5
Boring .. .2
Canyon Creek... 2
Cherry ville 2
Eagle Creek 5
Maule Lane 5
Milk Creek 4
New Era 4
Oregon Citv No. 1. 7
Oregon City No. 2. 9
Oregon City No. 3. 6
Pleasant Hill..... 3
Soda Springs 2
WeBt Oregon City 7
Precinct chairmen are hereby author
ized and requested to select judges and
clerks and to give due notice oi primary
meeting to be held at 3 p. m. on Satur
day April 2d, W,)S, to elect delegates to
county convention, who stand squnrely
upon the Chicago platform of lrj'.Mi, and
who favor a union in the coming
campaign oi all the silver forces.
By order of the county central com
mittee. J. J. Cookk, Chairman.
A. W. Ciibney, Secretary.
March 19th, 1898.
OHKUON CITY PRIMARIES.
Notice is hereby given to the democrat
tic voters of the city of Oregon City,
Oregon, precincts Nos. 1, 'i and 6, that
a primary election will be held in said
precincts on (Saturday, April 2d, 1898,
commencing at the hour of 1 o'clock p,
m.and closing tit 6 o'clock p. m., for
the unrnoHH of electing delegates lo the
county convention to te held in Oregon
Uitv on April nth, XH'JS.
Said election to be held at the follow
ing named places, to-wit :
Oregon City No. 1 Cataract Hose
House. Judges of election, Ed D. Kelly,
J. J. Cooke, T. F. Cowing j clerks, John
Jennings, M U. Strickland.
Oregon City No. 2 fountain Hose
House. Judges, II. Straight, T. 8.
Lawrence, L. C. Caples; clerks, A. W.
Choney, Uhas. Kelly.
Oregon Citv No. 3 .fudges, Win
Eatos, H. Cooke, Sam Murrs; clerks,
John Green, W. 11. Savage.
A. W. Chunky,
Sec. Deui. Co.Cen. Com.
SrANisu 4 per cents are worth a trille
over 50 cents on the dollar in London
American 4 per cents are quoted at 121.
Thero is a world of significance in these
Geo. C. Bhownbll, who has recently
gained additional fame, is anxious to
submit his case to the voters of Clacka
mas county and is a candidate for the
state senate again. Portland Dispatch.
Tub statu conventions of the populists,
silver republicans and democrats con
vened in Portland on Wednesday to put
up a union ticket. At time of going to
press nothing had been done.
Mux ico is enjoying comparative pros
perity, not because of the silver standard ,
but in spite of it.-Sound Money, Chicago.
The United States is enduring depres
sion and hard times, not because of free
silver, but for the want of it.
Cuba will soon be free. The McKin
ley administration, which was pledged
to aid Cuba, has stultified itself until
events transpiied which will compel it
to net. If the administration had car
ried out its pledge and tho wishes of the
American pooplo, we would not now be
on the eve of war.
Tiik U. S. senate's committee on
loreign relations has agreed to recom
mend that the Hawaiian islands be an
nexed by legislation in open session,
nd agreed upon a joint resolution for
tlie accomplishment ol tins purpose
Later, in the senate, Chairman Davis
reported the resolution providing for
annexation of the Hawaiian islands.
Tub union of reform forces in Wash
ington has not been a failure in that
staio. Under Governor McGraw's ad
ministration tho expenses amounted to
210t) a day. Under the present admin
istration only $10;i5 a daily saving of
$534. There is as many improvements
going on in that state as there ever was
before. What does it matter to the
voter whether tlie popuimt party, the
-democratic party or the republican par.
ty was preserved intact as the result of
victory? What the people of Oregon
wish to see lopped oft is tho fearful bur
den of taxation. If we can get it through
union let us havo it. If not, let us all
hang together. Salem Independent.
Our Bovs in Alaska. E. 0. Hamil
ton has received a newsy letter from
some of the Oregon City contingent,
who are on their way to Dawson City,
but at present are sojourning in the
neighborhood of Dyea and the summit
of Chilcoot Pass. James Heckart, Dave
Henderson and I. L. Hoffman have all
been siek, but are now improving.
Mattoon was exposed to some of the ex
treme cold weather, and had his nose
badly frozen. James Ward sold his out
fit and has been working in a sawmil
and on the docks. Lou Doolittle is do
ing well with bis bunk house. Harry
Allen and Malcolm McCown are driving
teams, and getting $4 per day. Cox,
Eastman and Tucker have formed a
syndicate, bought a mule team, and
gone into the freighting business.
These parties, with Harry Allen had
portions of their freight delivered at
Sheep Camp, Stone House, Scales and
Summit on March 7th. On the same date
theBritish flag was waving from the sum
mit, and the wind and snow was blow
ing so furiously that it was impossible
to see more than ten feet ahead . The
last steep stretch before reaching the
summit of the pass is 1400 feet long, and
the ascent is made by steps cut in the
ice, with ropes stretched along for the
climber to hang on to without slipping
The grade is about as steep as an ordi
nary roof. It takes about an hour to go
up the ice steps, and about three minutes
to slide back down the trench. There
is good freighting for two-horse teams
to Sheep Camp, and good traveling for
one horse and sled to Scales. Word has
also been received in the city from 0. A
Muir and 0. F. Scroggan, who have
made their way over Chilcoot Pass, and
are camped at the lakes. They are in
good spirits, and each has gained sev
eral pounds in weight.
GOLD AT MaRHUAM..
ceived from Marquam states that
promising strike has been made in the
quartz line about two miles north east
of that place on tho old state road, run
ning from Silverton to Oregou City
The find was made by C. P. Black on
his farm after several years of prospect
ing, and his place may yet prove a veri
table bonanza. The prevalence of float
quarts in that vicinity, led him to be
lieve that there was a well-defined
quartz ledge in that vicinity. After sev'
eial years of occasional prospecting, he
finally located the ledge several feet be
low the surface, and last October Mr
Black began active work in developing
the lodge. He uncovered what proved
to be a fissure vein from the main ledge,
about 10 inches thick, and continued to
push developments until he struck the
main ledge, about 400 yards from where
he began to follow the small vein.
Where the main lodge was discovered,
it is covered by only about a foot of soil,
and the quartz is decomposed. After
sinking on the ledge 12 feet, he selected
some specimens and sent them to Scran
ton, Pa., to be assayed. The return
certificate showed gold, f 4.13, and silver,
30 cents; total, $4.43. An assay test
was made in Portland of some of the ore
taken at a depth of 15 feet, and the re
sult showed 8.20 gold and 15 cents sil
ver. As yet Mr. Black has no idea of
the width or extent of his lodge, but has
drifted live feet from the south wall of
the ledge without discovering the north
wall. If Mr. Black's ledge proves to be
an extensive one with free milling ore
that will $8 per ton, or even $5, he has
has a veritable bonanza. New discov
eries in the placer and quartz mines of
Clackamas county are constantly being
Hundreds of people gathered at the
Evangelical church at Harmony on
Tuesday, March 23rd, to witness the
marriage ceremony of Miss Rose Horn
schuch, one of Oregon City's most esti
mable young ladies, and Key. O. B.
Streyfeller, pastor of the Evangelical
mission, at Milwaukio. The ceremony
was performed in an impressive way by
Uev. N. Shupp, of Portland, at high
noon. Immediately after the services
the bridal couple were driven a amidst a
shower of rice and old shoes to the home
ofTheo Hagenberger, whero a splendid
wedding dinner was served to the bride
and groom and a few invited guests.
At five p. m. they were driven to Mil
waukio in a carriago to the Manse, their
future home, where they were pleas
antly surprised by a number of Har
mony young people. On Thursday
evening the Milwaukio Y. P. 8. C.E.
game them a delightful reception in the
church, which was beautifully decorated
for tho occasion. Tonight Key. and
Mrs. Streyfeller will bo tendered a re-
ctn)tion liy ,j10 Arli8ang
feller !b the youngest member of the Or
egon Evangelical conference, being only
24 years of age, yet he has been preach
ing for over eight years, and a regular
pastor Ave years. A legion of friends
School Hoisk IU-rnku. On last
Thursday night tho Mountain Home
school house in district No. 68, was
destroyed by tire. Tho school building
'was situated about 20 miles east of
Oregon City, and about one-half mile
irom the hi wood postothce. V, T. Hen-
uerson, postmaster athlwood, aud one
of the directors of the district, was in j
Oregon City Saturday, ami expresses
the lieliof that some one in tho neighbor
hood burned the school house, us the
maps, charts, lamps and a chair had
been carried to a place of safety. The
building was an old dilapidated one,
! Mrs. Sladen and
We cordially invite our patrons and the public at large to
call and examine our line of Patterns Hats and full line of Mil
linery on our Opening Day which will be March 31 and April
1 and 2 and the following days. We have made every effort
to please you all. . Our Hats are up to date and we have a
COMPLETE NEW STOCK
Ml VLHT LUWtbT PRICES.
and the matter of erecting a new school
house had been discussed for some time.
There was no insurance on the building,
but about six years ago the building
was insured in the now defunct State
Insurance Company, of Salem, and was
never renewed. The insurance was
for $200. When the school house was
first erected, it stood on the frontier
side of the settled part of the commu
nity, but the population has increased
until there is a large number of people
living east of the building. The new
school building, which it is the inten
tion to erect, will occupy a location
nearer the center of the district. Mr.
Henderson states that a new building
will be erected as soon as the necessary
preliminaries can be arranged.
Chautauqua Mattkrs. Secretary J.
W. Gray, of the Willamette Valley
Chautauqua Association, informs the
reporter that they have made definite
arrangments concerning some of the tal
ent for the assembly, which meets in
July. Among them are John Temple
Groves, editor of the Atlanta Constitu
tion, of Georgia, who will be on the pro
grain for two lectures. Dr. Henson,
the noted Baptist divine of Chicago, will
be on the program for a lecture or two.
Hugh Conary, one of the noted orators
of Boston, will also have a prominent
place on the program. Prof. II A. Her
itage, of Salem, who had charge of the
music last year, has been engaged for
this seas hi, and it is intended to make
this feature of the assembly of unusual
interest. The concert feature will be
specially emphasized. The secretary
is corresponding with some of the best
talent in the country, and it is intended
to make this one of the greatest assem
blies ever held in Gladstone park.
The claHS work will receive special at
tention this year, and it is probable that
arrangements will be made to have the
entire forenoon devoted to the classes.
A Count Ciiargb Re.movkd. An
old lady about 90 years old, has been
living with her daughter, Mrs. Fox, on
the corduroy road, leading from Oregon
City to Mount Pleasant. A niece of
Mrs. Fox, also a widow, with her chil
dren, were living in the same house
The younger women eke out an exis
tence by taking in washing, etc., and
they were paid $15 per month by the
county court to look after the old lady
who is almost helpless from her inlirmi
ties. The three women, all widows
formerly lived near MacUsburg in this
county, and have only resided in Ore
gon City for a few mouths. The county
court recently came to the conclusion
that it was not a proper home for the
old lady, and cited Mrs. Fox to appear
and show cause why her mother should
not be removed to another location.
Mrs. Fox filed no particular objection,
and the old lady was removed to Mrs.
Ladies' fancy trimmed satteen skirts,
at the Racket Store.
Candies, Nuts, Fruits
Main Street , OrcgrnC
AND HAIR GOODS
Lame Assortment of Latest Peslc of Trimmed
Hats. Trimming Done to Satisfaction.
Ostrich feathers Dyed aud Curled.
Kid Cloves Cleaned.
Hulr Work In All Its Branches pone with Neat,
nest and Plspatoh.
CiO KIRST STUEKT, - - PORTLAND, OR.
BREAD and PASTRY
C. F. HENN1NOS
Seventh St. Bakery
or stop his wagon
as it goes by.
C. D. & D. C. LATOURETTE
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Commercial, Real Estate and Probate Law
Office In Commercial Bank Building
OREGON CITY .... OREOON
GKO. C. BbOWMILL J. U. DIUPHIM
BROWNELL & CAMPBELL
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Oregon City, Ore
THOS. F. RYAN
Notary Public and Real Estate Broker
Leading Insurance Agency op Clackamas
Money to Loan. Abstracts of Title Made
Drawing ot Legal Documents a Specialty
Oflloe on east side of Main street
Between 6lh and 7tn
OREGON CITY, . . OREGON
M. C. STRICKLAND, M. D.
( Hospital and Private Experience.)
Offers his professional services to the people ot
Oregou City ami vicinity. Special attention
paid lo Cat.'irrh and chronic diseases.
Best oi references given.
Oflice in Willamette Building.
Office Iwur.i; ju to 12 a. m., 4 to (i p. m.
OREGON CI TV . . . OREGON
J. W. WELCH
Opposite P. O. Obeoon City, Obe
0. H. ISOM,
Civil Engineer & Deputy County Surveyor
Will be at Court House on each Saturday
anu on regular session uars oi
C. N. GREENMAN
THE PIONEER EXl'KESSM AN AND
Parcels Delivered to All Parts of the City
OREGON CITY .... OREGON
of OREGON CITY
CAPITAL f 100,000
Transacts a General Banking Business
Loans made. Bills liscounled. Makes co
lections. Buys and sells exchange on all points
In the United States and Kurone and on Hong
n.oug. veposus veueiveu suuieutiocneca.
Bank open from 9 A.M. to i P. M.
D.C.LATOURETTK, Hi ED J. MEYER,
BANK OF OREGON CITY
OLDEST BANKINO H0D88 IN TBI CITY
PAID VP CAPITAL, fm.000.00
Chas. H. caukusd
Oto. A. Habdim.
K. G. Cavmu)
A, Genoral Banking Business Transacted
Deposits Received Subject to Check.
Approved Bills and Notes Discounted.
County and City Warranti Bought.
Loans Made on Available Securitv
Exchange Bought and 4nld.
Collections Made Promptly.
Drafts Sold Available In Anr Part of ti.
Telegraphic Exchange Sold on Portland, Ban
Franolsco, Chicago and New York.
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS
Mill Feed, Lime, Cement
and Land Plaster.
Noblitt Livery and Sale Stable
OREGON CITY, OREGON,
Oathe Street between ths Bridge and the
Double and single rigs and saddle h
wayaonhaud at the lowest rates. nd i mrr.
also connected with the barn for loose stock
Any Information regarding any kind of stock
promptly attended to by letter or person.
HORSES BOUGHT OR SOLD
a" TO G. H.
DOORS, WINDOWS, MOULDING and BUILDING
LOWE3T CASH PBIOE3 EVEE OFFERED FOR FIRST-CLASS GOODS.
Shop Opposite Congregational Church, Main Street, Oregon City, Ore.
for CHOICE CUTS and
BETHKE '& CARLS' CASH MARKETS
Successors to R. PETZ0LD
Seventh Street, Corner of Center, on the Hiil.
Main St., Opposite Caufield Block.
Two Shops, Oregon City, Oregon.
Fresh Stock of
) Depot for HAY and FEED
Heinz & Co. have purchase the Grocery
and Bakery of Gibson & Lindsey, and will continue
to keep a first-class line of
STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES
BREAD AND pastry
Old Established Bakery, opposite Postoffice.
Oregon Citv, Oregon.
WHEN YOU HAVE
You want everything just right, especially
the dinner. It is liable to be a failure of
the flour used in the bread and pastries is
poor. Be sure and order
and your visitors will praise your faultless
dinners. Sold by all grocers and manu
factured by Portland Flouring Mills Co.
What Are We
We have put in a stock
In addition to Second-Hand Stock; where you can buy with
confidence in what we say and at prices lower than any other
house in town. We make no "leaders" with goods shown in
our window with low prices and that when you come in you
are told it has just been sold. If agreeable (easy) terms will
be given we intend to show the public how cheap you can
buy goods, as we pay cash and save discounts.
OREGON CITY A!) i ION HOUSE. OREGON CITY
W L. BLOCK, Prop. 0P. S. Highest prices paid for Second-Hand Furniture
...HAVE JUST RECEIVED A COMPLETE LINE OF...
HARROWS and !
CULTIVATORS, also J
WE ARE NOW SELLING
No. 40 Plow for $11. f
A MATTER OF TASTE...
Every lady has her own ideaa
in regard to her Shoes. She
knows what she wants and
knows what she expects to
pay for it. No danger of dis
appointment in our stock.
The up-to-date shapes will
please the most fastidious
people. If the price is inter
esting, and no doubt it is, we
have a wide variety of quali
ties in the newest shapes.
TENDER MEATS go to
OF LOW PRICES
Willamette Block, Oregon City
Call and see ua before
' 1 buying.