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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 8, 1898.
Do not crowd your guests on a
small unsightly dinner table.
Dinner tast better on a large table,
besides your friends will go away
with the impression that you are a
well to do and refined man. We
sell Ash Extension Tables for
$4.50 and Ladies Folding Sewing
Tables for $1.00.
BELLOMY & BUSCH
' Tile Mouse Furnishers
OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE A
Must be strictly pure WHITE, grown, and
have painted in neat two inch! black letters on
either side the following words: "Have your fire
insurance written by an agent who has had years
. of experience in writing policies and who represents
only the largest and best companies in the world."
F. E. DONALDSON, Agent
OREGON CITY, . OREGON
Bicycles With Wings.
The nearest approach to flying yet attained. The experts who perfect
ed and the makers who produced the Chainless Bicycle are public bene
factors. No noise. No breaks. No friction caused by exposed driving
parts. No attention necessary. "You buy the wheel the Columbia
Chainless does the rest " Not an hour of time taken to keep the Chainless
in order for a vear. More durable. More handsome in appearance. Less
expensive "in the end." Absolutely satisfactory under all conditions of
use. The Columbia Chainless stands tonay as the greatest achievement of
America's oldest and most modern and complete bicycle factory. "You
see them everywhere." They are
STANDARD OF THE WORLD.
Columbia Chain Wheels $ 7S.00 I
Columbia Tandems 125.00
Vedette ....$35.00 40.00
Jill Women 32.50
f20.00 to $50.00
CHARMAN & CO,
Cat-rate Druggists, Agents.
Insure Your Life in the
THE MASSACHUSETTS MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
of Springfield, Massachusetts
BECAUSE all of its policies are written under the
famous NON-FORFITING LAWS OF MASSA- "
CHUSETTSr which are the best of any state in the
Union. The law provides that your policy cannot become
forfeit or void for non-payment of premium after two
full annual premiums are paid, and it fixes the amount of
paid-up insurance or cash that you shall receive on any
subsequent anniversary. Do not take life insurance
until you see what the Massachusetts Mutual Life
Insurance Company will do for you.
For rates and specimen policy, also a cop of the law,
call on or address
H. C. CO LTON, Onager
Rooms, 312-313 Chamber of Commerce,
Royal makes the load pure,
wholesome and deilcioo.
ROYM. BAKINQ POWOf A CO., MEW VOflK.
The Secretary, Mrs. nary Howard,
Tells How the Order Is Prospering.
Of Board of Water1 Commisaioners
for the Six Months Ending
June 30, 1898.
To the Honorable the Mayor and 'City
Council of Oregon City:
Gentlemen VVe herewith submit our
Bemi-aunual report and would respect
fully chII your attention to the work
done during the past six months.
There have been no new mains laid.
Five tappings have been made at a net
profit of $3 80. One hydiant has been
set at a cost of $29.75.
The pumps have been thoroughly ov
erhauled and repaiied at considerable
expense and are now in first-class condi
tion. She new 20-inch belt, and other
improvements, made on the Union pump
has increased its efficiency to that there
is no possibility of it breaking down un
der the heavy work revuired to keep the
The reservoir was cleaned out this
spring after the pumps were repaired
and found in excellent condition. During
. I I. : - 1 . 1 .
tu ittptuig 1110 itjpervuir tjuppueu uie
hill for four days, including the lower
city for one day, when both pumpa were
It was mentioned in last report that
lower insurance rates could be had if
certain improvements were made to the
(lumping station. On the recommenda
tion of the Board of Fire Underwriters
of the Pacific we have placed a sprink
ling system on the station, at a cost of
$81.27, and in consequence of same, and
tht general diminution of hvdrants, to
gether with the etllcient tire department,
the city has been specially rated and
given rate book No. 3, making a saving
in insurance rates of from 10 to 25 per
We suggest that the Council have the
old Willamette hydrants changed to use
a wrench to turn on the water instead
of the present difficult ''method, which
has the serious objection that they are
always open to any mischievous person
that might be disposed to tamper with
them. This defect has already cost con
siderable for repairs, and the" improve
ment would make all the hydrants
Collections for month of January f 5X8 65
i- ' " " February 6a 1R
" " " . Harch A71 20
" " " April 5H0 no
" " May (Hfl 2i
" " " Sane 771 80
Total for 6 trios ending Jntie 30, 1800. . . $ti8 05
Balanoe In inns, bauds Jan. 1, 1898 48 78
Total $3718 83
Treasurer Oregon ntjr on ac t doe citv (1850 00
Seml-annnal Innreat on water bonds
to July 1. 18fl ro 0
Wolff A .wicker Imn W k, lep pump Vu bu
0. t. Mfi? To, on acot tolling ... 12 50
(!HB kt. w & Co, shutters on station... 7 50
W H Cooke, drja(?a 75
A Hardtin, intent, electric lamps 1 50
l'ope A o labor $135.55, a, Tinkler pipe
V7.a-2, h-draiv eD 120.75, material
JU-2.33.filn 84.65 gear c ,se 30. .... 3-39 60
UntW I'erclia & tuibber Mf Co, rnbbor
valves 15 75
S 8 Moliler, l aint nn station ... 700
J J ones, telpli me box 1 00
Charm an Co, palms St I 20. ce 1 eut
20.1), lnorlratlnir oils 16.60 47 95
Georgd Hrouirhlon, lumber 5 03
Portland Uen. blectuc Co, 6 mos lights 14 7u
T L Cliarman sec'y, expense I7.MI. sal
ary (50, commission on col 1K3 54 . 241 43
rr N Hroenrnan, caml 24 .99, dmyatre (3. 27 (K)
Grtittoii & Kn gilt Mfg Co, splicing belt 7 HO
W H Howell, II mos salary as supt 270 00
O C Iron Wo ks. material and repa rs
(37 2!), rprinkier pipe (14.05, tools
815.75. Wt nh pump (130.65, Dillon
pump (07.17 255 91
courier, printing .-rrrT 120
w j bvans, carpenter work , 8M
Heralir, pr litlng 60
Labor on pmnps, mains and tundry wk 105 75
Knlerpr'se, printing 11 Oo
Total for tmii ending June 30, 18i. . . .$3029 98
Damnum 111 libus nanus i uiy i, . 00 B
Total ....(3710 83
Respectfully submitted by the Board
of Water Commissioners.
Chari.es H. Caukjeld, President.
T. L. Chakman, Secretary.
Oregon City, Ore., July J, 1898.
School Hat ers.
Ex-Countv School Superintendent
tl. (7. ntaikweather has been elected
principal of the Athena school in Uma
tilla countv. I'rof. V. V. S. Keid, for
merly of Eugene, was principal of this
school last year, and was recently
elected to a professorship in the Westou
Charles W. Tallinan, who recently
completed a r.atinf.iutory term of school
at t lan es, has been engaged for the
L. T. Anderson, recently teacher of
the Beaver Creek echoo!, has returned
from a visit to Eastern Oregon
Mieg Kula Strange, who has been
teaching tichool at Damascus for the past
two years, is spending a portion of the
vacation with her brother, County Su
perintendent Strange, and will attend
the Chautauqua assembly.
Clarence' Ingram, of Sodaville, has
been engaged lo teach the Alundorff
school near Can by, L. L. Moore, the for
mer teacher, having been elected to the
principalship of the Milwaukee school. '
Mrs, Mary S. Howard, of Mulino, sec
retary of the Oregon State Grange, fur
nishes the Not th west Pacific Farmer
with the following interesting Clacka
mas county notes:
Everything is moving along pleas
antly in the secretary's office. The June
quarterly reports are coming in now.
I and I am glad to say that with the ex
j ceptinn of one, all show an increase in
1 membership, some qui'e large. The
I demand for supplies is frequent, and
j there Beoma to be a general good feeling
: existing among its members, and iiidi
, cations are of a flattering natuie.
Un May 2Sth, Butte Creek No. 82 re
sumed work with Brother H. L.Skirvin ,.
master; E. Skirvin, lecturer, and A. V.
Davis, secretary. The postofflce address
of these brothers is Marquam. The sec
retary gave, this office a pleasant visit
not long since, and says they now hope
to be able to live and increase in mem
bership. We are very glad indeed to
welcome them back again, but very
sorry that Clackamas county has lost
another grange, Teasel Creek, has sold
its furniture and surrendered its char
ter. Most of its members are joining
On the 2nd Saturday in June, Molalla
No. 40, had children's day. In the fore
noon two were instructed in the 1st anrl
2nd degrees, and five were taken in on
demit. After transacting the secret bus-
iness, work of the day closed in form,
then repaired to the dining room, where
the sisters had prepared a real granger's
feast, consisting ol luscious strawhurrifiR
and other good things in great abun
dance. A number of visitors and little
folks were preseut. They, f course,
voted this degree' a grand success. Af
ter dinner all repaired to the hall and
listened to a verv interesting nroeram.
consisting of music, vocal and instru
mental Recitations, readings, essays, etc.
Brother A. J. Sawtell, the greatest
teasel raiser in the valley, gave a very
comprehensive address on his line of
business. Another member explained
the method of manufacturing self-binders,
wdich was very instructive.
On July 13?h, Molalla Grange, No
expects to entertain the Clackamas
1 3 ; I
Chautauqua Next Week.
The Fifth annual Assembly of the
Willamette Valley Chautauqua Associ
ation begins at Gladstone park next
Tuesday morning at 10 a. m. Presi
dent Miller will deliver the address of
welcome, Governor-elect T. T. Geer will
respond. There will be music during
the day by the Chautauqua chorus and
Parson's orchestra. In the afternoon
Dr. P. S. Henson, of Chicago, will lec
ture on "Backbone." In the evening
the grand opening concert will be held,
and an elaborote program has been ar
ranged for this first evening.
The program is complete for every
day during the session, and it will be a
symposium of good things during every
morning, afternoon and evening. The
class work will be an especbl feature,
some of the ablest instructors in the
lsnu, havina been engaged for special
lines of work.
The athletic field is being nut in ex
cellent condiiion, and sports program
vill be complete each day, and under
the direction of a practical man.
Numerous campers have already ap
plied for space, and numerous appliua
tions for space for headquarters tents,
have been granted.
Many notable lecturers are on the
program this year, and people ill have
an opportunity to hear some of the best
talent in the land at a minimum price.
Such opportunities do not occur olten to
'people on this coast.
Music and song will be leading fea
tuiei, and a number of high grade even
ing concerts will be given.
The final report of Joel A. tuart,
guardian of the estate of James G.
Stuart, was confirmed.
The final account of George Stock, ad
ministrator of the estate of Henry
shock, ueceaseu, was approved.-
T. F. Ryan, administrator of the es
tate Isaac Oapps, deceased, resigned liis
trust, and T. P. Randall was appointed
in his place.
The report of II. L. Kelly, adminis
trator of the ettate of Jane E. Buck, de
ceased, was approved
The following is the report of schoo'
district No. 21, for third month, begin
nig May 30, ending June 24. Those
neither absent nor tardy were: Julius
and Joseph Spees, Jay, Willie and
Charlie Moslier, tirade and Lula Sprague.
Visitors weie Cassio Wilcox, Arthur
Barret, Leon llewlitt, Archie Young,
Roy Baxter, Clarence Wallenstein,
Ernest Linn, Mana Stone, Ora Wilcox
and Maggie Goodfellow. Pupils who
deserve credit for who'e term were
Hester Linn, Julius Spees and Charlie
Mosher. Total number of visitors for
Hattik F. Wilcox, Teacher.
Notice to Contractors.
Settled bids for n-pair and improve
ments required at the Barclay and East
ham school buildintis in Oregon City,
Oreg 11, will be received at the residence
of tiie school c erk ou Seventh street in
Oregon City up to six o'clock p. m. of
July 7th, 181)8 Plans and specification
for work, and material required, may lie
seen at the office of the school clerk.
The board reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.
S. M. McCowjt,
Kducata VoiirH(il Wit 11 CcarU
I Candy Cathartic, cure constipation
; forever. 10c.2oc. If C.C. fail, drug
j gist refund money.
We arc showing extraordinary
values in Men's and YOUTH'S
SUITS for Summer. Special
prices that means low ones
have been tried to some of our
nobbust suits in order to clear'
them out. Every garment is
new, rightly made, and fully
Men's Business Suits
In Fancy Patterns and Plain Colors
$7.50 and $9.35
Boy's Youth's Suits
Made Exactly Like Cnr Mens Suits
$4135 $5.75 $6.50
and up to $15
These bright new goods are displayed
in our windows.
LOOK AT THEM
A. B. STEINBACH & CO.
Cor. First and Morrison Sts. ;
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This celebrated binder
three years in Oregon
has gained an enviable reputation in the last
It represents lever power, as applied to bind
ing grain. It will run lighter, last longer and bind tighter than any
Jones Chain Drive foot lift. Mower
is very durable. Will cut heavy
other binder in the market. The
has no back lash, runs light and
grass with ease.
I also carry a full line of Hay Rakes, Tedders, Hay
Tools, Advance Threshers and Traction Engines, John
Deere Plows, as well as a full line of Agricultural
Implements and Vehicles.
CALL AND SEE ME BEFORE BUYING
Cor. Front and Taylor Sts.,