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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1898.
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with the impression that you area
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Tables for $1.00.
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The House Furnishers
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A PATRIOTIC QATHER1NG.
flead Post and Relief Corps Enter
tain the Department Officers
and Other Visitors.
An interesting patriotic meeting was
held at Grand Army hall Tuesday even
ing, Mead Post No. 2, and Mead Relief
Corps entertained the department officers
and about 50 visitors from Portland.
Commander E. W. Midlam, of Mead
Post, presided, and Adjutant C. A. Wil
liams, was master of ceremonies. Upon
the arrival of Department Commander
0. P. Halloway and staff and other
visitors on the trolley cars, they were
ushered into the hall, and greeted with
Commander Midlara made the address
of welcome.and Department Commander
Holloway responded with an eloquent
short address. Mrs. Edith Clouse, presi
dent of Mead Relief Corps, then gave a
few words of welcome. Master Florence
Sullivan recited "Our Flag," which was
heartily applauded. Mrs. John Gwilt,
department president of the Relief Corps
of Oregon, made a short and patriotic
address, referring to the work of woman
in looking after the veterans of the late
civil war, and an appeal to continue the
work for our volunteer soldiers in the
present war. She regretted that the
Relief Corps had not taken the iniative
steps for the relief of the volunteers, but
iney can now neip.
Mrs. J. H. Strickler sang "Columbia,
the Gem of the Ocean." and responded
to an enthusiastic encore with Marching
Through Georgia," many of the old
soldiers Joining in the refrain.
Past Department Commander Mrs.
Lounsbury was the next ,'epeaker called
upon. Mrs. Lounsbury is secretary of
the Portland Emergency Corps, and gave
an interesting history of the work done
by them. She, too, regretted that the
Relief Corps had not begun earlier in the
relief work for volunteers, but thought
that they should pull together for one
common purpose. Mrs. Smith, of Sum
ner Kelief Corps, also made a few remarks.
Mies Marie Vandereol, of Salem, de
livered a reading, the "Boys Soliloquy,"
and responded to the appreciative encore
witn a comic selection.
Department Adjutant J. E. Mavo
made a few stiring remarks, and was fol
lowed by A, Q. Gen. Skinner. Mrs. Edith
Clouse, Mrs. T. W. Sullivan and Mrs G.
W.Stafford, officers Mead Relief Corns.
told of the work dene by the ladies of
Oregon Oity, and were heartily compli
mented by the Portland viaitors.
Mrs. Lounsbury, then stated that it
was impracticable to send trained
nurses to the fmnt, as it had been as
certained that the National Red Cross
Society had absolute control of the
hospital work within the army lines, and
that they had seriously considered the
matter of making the Emergency Corps
auxiliary to the Red Cross Society.
Refreshments were served and a
delightful social time was had.
Fossil, Okegon, June 2, 1898
H. G. Colton,
Manager Massachusetts Mutual Life Insuranca Co.
Dear Sir: On July 13th, 1897, Mr. W.R. Popplewell, of
this place, took out $2000 insurance through special agent II
T. Booth. Mr Popplewell died suddenly of appendicits, and
I wish to thank you for company's draft for $2006.12 the
$2000 being the full amount insured for, and the $6.12 being a
dividend added by the Company in accordance with its policy
of sharineits nrofits with all policy holders. The claim has
$2006.12 Total paid been pajJ sixteen days from the time proofs were filed, and
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Massachusetts Mutual whenever opportunity offers.
Yours very truly, W. W. Hoover,
Executor of the estate of W. R. Popplewell
Died 11 month
after passing the
THE MASSACHUSETTS MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
of Springfield, Massachusetts.
(Incorporated 185 1)
H. C. COLTON .Manager
Rooms, 312-313 Chamber of Commerce
George Freeman's Body Found.
On last Saturday morning when the
steamer Pomona was making the trip
up from Portland. Captain Spawn dis
covered the tody of a man floating in
the river near Risley's landing. The
remains were badly decayed, but the
captain made the body fast, and when
he reached Oregon City notified Coro
ner Strickland, who had the remains re
moved here, when an inquest was held.
Harry Freeman, son of George Free
man, sr., readily identified the remains
as those of his deceased father.
This is the second body of the four
men that were swept over the falls on
the 8th day of February, that have been
recovered. The men drowned were
George Freeman, sr., his sons, George
and James, and L. J. Shannon. On
March 10th, the body of James Free
man, the younpest of the four was found
floating in the Willamette near Ma
gone's park by Andy Magone.
Flash Lights on the Chautauqua at
I Gladstone Park.
the fifth annual assembly of the Wil
lamette Valley Chautauqua has, thus
far, been a splendid success. These an
nual gathering are of greater impor
tance to the state than most people aie
aware of. The Association Bhould be
encouraged in every way possibie. It
deserves it. Portland Chronicle.
The closing concert of the Chautau
qua Assembly Saturday night, was
given under the direction of Dr. R. A.
Heritage, and surpassed any musical
program previously presented. Gilbert
L. Hedges, also repeated his famous
prize oration, "The Debt of Virginia
to Jefferson." After special music by
the Chemawa band and Parson's or
chestra, Miss Lelo Nieklin, of Salem,
played a violin solo, and responded to
an encore. The Oregon City Ladies'
quartet sang, and responded to un en
thusiastic encore. Miss Ella Hobergi
sang the "Star Spangled Banner," and
responded to the encore with "Flag of
Our Ancestors." The attendance was
very large, exceeding that of any pre
vious evening, and the great display of
fireworks was an appropriate ending of
patriotic day and a successful assem-
Last Thursday was "Recognition" or
Chautauqua Day, and the graduating
exercises were very interesting. Fol
lowing is the personell of the gradua
ting class, who received their diplomas:
Mrs. Charlotte Zeiber, Miss Ida Pa
genkopp, Miss Maggie Butler, Mon
mouth; Miss Hattie E.Monroe, S. U.
Downs, Portland; Miss N. Francis
Mann, Salem; Misses Ella M. Hend
rick, Adona V, Cochrane, Orilla Peters,
McMinnville; Mrs. Lottie Higgins,
Elma, Wash.; Mrs. Nannie B. Joslyn,
Deer Lodge, Mont.; Mrs. A. A. Lee,
Salem. Rev. E. P. Hill, D. D., pastor
of the First Presbyterian church, of
Portland, delivered the class address.
The following graduates from the iun-
ior c'ass, in charge of Rev. 0. B. Strey
feller, also received diplomas :
' Belle H in ton, Cora Ambler, Nellie
Gibbs, Olga Smith, Maud Fortner, Ches
ter Lyons, Phoebe Lyons, Kate Fort
ner, Ethel Bockman, Maggie and Grace
Harmon, Dena Kanne, Lena Rusk,
Edith Karr, Blanche Fortner, Cora
Thomson, Agnes and Ethel Mather,
Grace Robinson, Herbert Claak, Ethel
Clark, Clackamas; May Peel, Verne
Forner, Portlanh ; Reva Gray, Phoebe
Smith, Nellie Wood, Ruth Latourette,
Emma Gantenbeim, Sophia Ganten-
beim. Dorothy Zane, Oregon City;
Dora s Winans, Edward Winans, Wil
ford Winans, Salem; J. B. Anderson,
Ruth Bartlett, Grace Bartlett, Luther
Bartlett, Albany ; Edith Lents, Sarah
Rogers, Huldah and Esther Birkemeir,
Lizzie Blakney, Milwaukie.-
O.T. Hickman conducted an excel
lent restaurant in Gladstone park dur
ing the Assembly.
The annual business meeting of the
stockholders of the Willamette Valley
Chautauqua Association, was held in
the auditorium Saturday afternoon.
The following officers were re elected,
and Bix directors elected as given be
low: President, R.' A. Miller; vice-president,
J T. Apperson ; secretary, J. W .
Gray ; treasurer, T. F. Ryan ; directors .
G. A. Harding, D. C. Latourette C. H.
Dye. E. E. Oharman, H. E. Cross and
Taken as a whole, the program was
the best that has been given since the
second assembly, although an orcasr
ional visitor, might not recognize that
The educational features surpassed
&ny former assembly, and it is regretted
that it went behind financially, yet this
amount will be readily recovered next
year. The rainy days are what caused
The sports were an attractive part of
the program, and attracted lots of peo
ple, but the races were too ruur.ti one
sided. Ringler, the manager, whooped
it up all the time for his own crowd.
When their crack harket ball team beat
a team of Oregon Oity "kids," he had a
Telegram reporter Bpace out the victory
to the extent of an eighth of .a column.
Ringler's team wouldn't play ball with
the Oregon City team on the last day,
and his crowd nicknamed ttiem "all na
tions." Wolffe. who won so many bi
cycle prizes, is said by many Portland
people, to be a professional.
THE USUAL SEMI-ANNUAL
Is in progress at our store. Nowhere else can such
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as before the mark-down in prices; and just as
much fervor as ever in our "money back if you say
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Smooth and coarse fabrics, in
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$6.50, $8.85, $11.35
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Plain and fancy designs in
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In the matter of the guardianship of
the estate ot uscar K. li. Uuenther, a
minor, the guardian, Emil (iuenther,
was authorized to draw $10 per month
from taid estate, as compensation for
maintaining said minor. The said mi
nor's estate consists of a pension of $10
In the matter of the estate of Joseph
Walton, deceased, it was ordered that
J. N. Harrington, the executor, pay
the widow of the deceased, Mary Wal
ton, $50 per month, during the 12
months ensuing from June 17th, 1898,
ana that such payments shall be al
lowed him in final settlement.
Folk In general are not nowaaayi bu
careful as they were years ago In the
matter of affixing postage stamps to
letters and receipt stamps npon bills,
and many never note whether the
stamps are the right way tip or upside
down. It was very different, howover,
before the run b and roar of this half of
the century began, for it was next door
to a crime, in the eyes of many, to affix
a stamp with the queen 'a bead the
wrong way up. Many were not only
under the impression that her majesty
would "feel offended," but that if she
took the matter up personally or told
officials to act punishment could fol
low. There are still, however, many
people who look with horror upon a
postage stamp upside down. Notes and
Old Mrs. Jones entered the drawing
room unexpectedly and spoiled a vtry
"I was just whispering a secret In
Cousin Jennie's ear, " explained Charlie.
"I'm sorry," said the old lady grave
ly, "that your eyesight has become co
bad that yon mistake Jennie'i mouth
for her ear. "London Tit-BiU,
11!::.-" " .
A grand basket picnic will be given
by United Artisans, Assembly No. 7, at
G lacs tone park next Saturday. All Ar
tisans and their friends are invited to
come and bring their basket. There
will bo games, sport and dancing.
Round trip tickets from Portland, in
cluding admission to the park, 45 centa.
Old C atom B1t4.
An ancient custom bat been revived
in tome English rural districts. Clergy
men, In surplices and attended by a
choir, made a tour in prooetsion of the
oornfleldtand farmyard, where prayer
were offered up for a bleating on the
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