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OREGON CITY COURIBR-HERALD, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, ,899.
CLACKAMAS COUNTY NEWS
L'anty people are happy.
lhe bopyards resound with the meiry
voitesof the juvenile hoppickers. All
lioppickerg are juvenile without rega'd
to race, color or previous condition of re
Henry Knight has just completed pick
ing his yard of ten acres, which yields
about 900 hundred boxes, a big yield
4nd of au excellent quality. Ab Knight
lias a ten-acre yard alongside of Henry's
yard. Ab picked his a week ago, the
ield being large and of excellent quality
ro tn ne yards, Birchets and Enyards
ill be finished by the last of the week.
The same pickers will go right ahead
with the later yards. Forty cents is the
price paid lor picking.
A great deal of wood and lumber is
iwing shipped from Canby over the S.
f. R. K.
A great deal of improvements are be
ng made in Canby. This beautiful lit-t
tie tennis pnt-birgils waytotbefion
nicely, and wid soon be one of the most
important places of Clackamas county.
Mrs. Joe Knight is quite sick. Nick
Birchett is lame w ith a felon on his
ankle. 0. W. Mack is very low and bis
ecovery is doubtful.
Mr. and Mrs. Hutchinson have re
turned from Woodburn, where Mr.
Hutchinson was running a dry house.
D. K. Dimmick has recently purchased
seme new buggies, as bis livery business
is growing so.
Tbe writer 1 xpects to spend a part ot
next week with this hospitable people
ind talk a great deal about them and
heir excelleut ways of doing business,
The sun is scorching, and farmers are
.-utting their late crops, some for hay
nd some to thresh.
Hoppickers are returning by wagon
Wm. Weismandel has returned home
from the coast, where he was engaged
Emma Sperl is np from Portland tak
ing in the hoppicking.
We are glad to have Miss Maay Eck
liart among us again.
L. Heinz has the name of raising the
largest crop of wheat in this neighbor
ood, an aversge of 3ft bushels per acre.
Bob Thomas, of Sellwood, waa visit
mi; fikndsin this plata Sunday.-
We would suggest that every farmer
net his hair cut short before he gets any
new wheat ground into flour.
Suine hoppickers this year mai'e as
high as $2.40 a day.
There is Noting Better Made Than
65 years experience in Wagon Making as represented in the
' 'Mitchell" is a betterGuarantee of a good wagon made of the best
materials properly seasoned than all the promises and assertions of
agents of new named unknown wagons combined.
Have a world-wide reputation for
and the high quality of materials used, as 'well as for their light run
ning qualities. NO WAGON stands better on all these points
than the 'MITCHELL."
You'll make no mistake
If you buy a MITCHELL WAGON
Ton are liable to make a mistake 11 you buy some other.
K may take yon a year to find It out, but yon are sore to
see your mistake sooner or later.
itchel, Lewis & Staver Co.
First and Taylor
We always gladly welcome pretty
girl among us, such as were picking
hope at tbe Klebe place.
These nice moonlight nights remind
os of the days when we were young.
Robert Reynolds, of Portland, waa
visiting his mother and brothers San
Mr. Wm. Thomas, of Molalla, was
visitor of Mrs. J. T. Woodward Uxlay.
Hoppicking wilt be completed tomor
row in the Paine yards. Their hops
were mostly tree from lice and mold this
year, but there were so many pickers
that they bad to stop picking about two
or three o'clock every day and tlat did
not suit the pickers.
People may feel thankful if they have
their horses and cows left after hoppick
ers go away, and try and cot think of
tbe fruit, chickens, etc. that have dis
A worthy act of the hoppickers in Mr.
Paine's yard was a collection of supplies
donated to a worthy widow of Mulino,
which consisted of two pounds of bacon.
two boxes of matches, half pound of salt
and a bottle of chloroform.
Mrs. Eliza Burns has her orzan that
Bhe sent to Sears Roebrock,of Chicago,
for and it proved to be as good "s adver
tised. Curtis Helvey is slowly improving
from a long illness.
Fine weather at last. "
The farmers are havinir ouitea time
with their grain in the bin. They have
wheat all over tbe farm to drv.
J Gorbett, onr merchant, made a
speedy trip to Oregon Citv todav after a
load of merchandise.
J. U. Wright and J. Gorbett have laid
their thresher away until next season.
Dix Bios, will finu-h piekinir their
Miss Ellen Bonney. who has been
working in Portland for sometime, re
turned home yesterday.
W. E. Bonney has had bis honte in-
suied in the Mutual Insurance Com
pany. Our merchant has moved into his new
Mr. Tinnerstet and son. A.iolnh. of
Tillamook, are the gueBts of Mrs. Betsy
The next rush will be to the huckle
berry patch, aslthe report is that berries
are very plentiful.
Nearly everybody has gone to the hop
Miss Nellie Gottberg, who baa been
home from Portland through harvest.ex
pect to return soon.
Carl Stromgrten bad the misfortune
to let bis horses run away with tbe trap
waen and upset the wagon, but no dam
age was done.
Sept. 15th. Yaw.
Most everyone has returned from the
bopyards and are settling down to their
usual occupations. ;
Mr. and Mts. J. H. Burns were visiting
the latter' s father, Jacob Crader last
James Burns and Charles Thomas
wheeled to Woodburn last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Biggs was visiting
the family of Mr. J. H. Burns Sunday.
Mr. H. J. Phelps has returned from
Eastern Oregon, where he has been
working for the past few months.
Threshing ia nearly over in this part
of tbe country and the grain waa not
dxmaged to the extent that it was
thought to be.
Mr. Molzon and family returned from
the hopyard yesterday. Tbey have been
picking hops near Butteville. . . .
Some of Mr. Hess' family are picking
hops above Salem.
Sept. 18. . Back wo ids.
The hoppickers are coming home, a
few at a time.
Misses Nettie Currin and Bessie Grout
came home from hoppicking Sunday on
account of school beginning Monday.
Their parents will be home Friday.
F. M. Darling and daughter, Ella, are
picking hops at Mr. Dickerson's, of Ma
ple Lane, and will C.i.ah Wednesday
Mr. Freiderich and party returned
from the huckleberry patch on Monday,
bringing 30 gallons of berries. "
G. W. Grace is going into the mercan
tile business again, as he has bought out
Dan Williams on Seventh and Center
Miss Emma Bullard has secured a po
sition ia Seattle and left for that place
Bob Ballard went out to Marysville
Monday to help thresh grain in that
Mrs. Sager and son were in town on
Monday and her daughter, Lottie, who
works for.Mr. Walker, accompanied her
home and will return Thursday.
Miss Emma Wallace went home Mon
day for a few days. .
Messrs. Everhart and Wall made a
liueir.eas trip to Barlow Tuesday and
brought a load of delicious watermelons
home with them. V
Mr. Mahlon Moran returned home
from the East Tuesday after an absence
fof a number of years.
Me think me hear wedding bells not
far in the distance.
Sept. 20. Salixa.
At the Hoy yard.. J
A good many Clackamaa county peo
ple are living a proper existence at the
Hartman Bros.' hopyards, about one
mile from Scott's Mills. High among
the hills of this picturesque region they
have pitched their tents, not like Jacob
of old, but like gypsies o' the present.
Here, they can make money and
crack their chestnutty chestnuts to their
Si rolling alone the "bole eard" the
other evening we accidentally stubbed
our toe and fell through the tent. As we
rose to onr feet and saw that silvery mes
senger of the night floating placidly
along in a cloudless sky, it raised our po
etic soul from slumber to the highest
pinnacle. "The moon rose over the city,
the little girl called her kitty, and all
went merry as a marriage bell." At
night we peacefully slumber in our ham
mock cell, until someone forgets their
business of sleeping and lazily cry
out "hop-p-o le" or as happened tbe
other evening someone gets the night
hawks and grieves and wails like a suf
ferer in the bottomless pit; or screeches
like a Chinese devil with cockle burrs in
bis shirt. Then again your sleepy slum
bers may be disturbed by some gaunt
representative of the canine race stealiug
your last piece of bacon. Or mayhaps,
a you sit in"kongdential konversatinn"
with your "honey" a shower, not too
clean water, faUeth from a clear sky and
dampens some "Love's Young Dream."
Oh ! the Vials, the trials of life in a bop
yard ; Oh 1 the joys, the joys of life in a
hopyard. Doa't forget either. Don't
forget to swear it is your last year to pick
hops. Don't forget to apply for a job of
picking bops next year, right now.
Hartman Bros, eeem to be O. K. hop
men; jolly fellows with large hearts and
if the hops are raised in heaven the most
of us will pick for Hartman Bros.
We have a Manila volunteer with ps.
His name is Chris, (for short). . He
empties boxes. Someone asksd him the
other day why he didn't come around
t-ooner? And he replied "Mine Gott,why
don't you holler. I can't smell 'em."
He doesn't go much on this Philippine
fiasco. He fays it is a d n steal for
the officers, Dot we don't know.
We have to pick the hops pretty clean.
We understand that the dirtiest sack
yet emptied contained an old shoe and
the bosom of a pair of engineer overalls,
but as the articles were easily identified
the right parties will have to suffer and
we think they ought. Hop men can't
stand everything. As Clit't said the
other day "I can stand a "'Little" but
not everything. Then he proceeded to
saw out "A Hot Time In The Old Town
Tonight" on his violin at 11.59 p m.
Oh ! yes, Miss La Verne, your partner, is
not so cross as the name might indicate .
Sept. IS. C. M. C,
Maple La tie.
Mr. and Mrs. Ware returned recently
from Sweet Home, Linn Co., where they
have been for about a month. While
they were gone their son-in-law built a
cellar on their place and made numerous
other changes, which greatly surprised
A niece of Mrs. Brayton's arrived
from Pennsylvania about a week ago,
and, with her cousin, Myo, went hop-
picking, but did not stay long.
Mrs. Lydia McBride returned to her
home in Portland last week after an ex
tended stay with her brother, Chas.
Mautz.and wife. '
Miss II. M. Roman was at home with
her sister, Mrs. Gerber, and family Sun
day. Hoppicking in Mr. Dickerson's yard
ia about over,
Mr. Geo. Ximan, who has been in
Portland for some time is out home with
his brother, J. C. Ni triad.
Lawrence Mautz went up to Pope's
hopyard on Elliott's prairie Saturday for
his sister, Flora.
Miss Minnie Waltemathe is staying at
Mrs. Haynes called on Mrs. Gerber
Mrs. John Lowery. who has been on
the sick list is somewhat improved in
Tom Jackson,Iately from Eastern Ore
gon, waa the guest of his brother, John
B. on Friday last.
Mr. Ward hat sold bis sawing ma
chine. Sept. 20. PiXBY BlvOSSOM.
A number of hoppickers have returned.
More to come yet.
A few more jobs of threshing and that
work will be ended here for this season.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. George Ottv, a
QMiss Blanche Fostner has resumed her
studies in the Portland High school,
which opened yesterday. Miss Edith
Karr is also attending the High school.
Benton L. Phillips, of Manning, was
visiting relatives here last week, return
ing home Saturday by way of Columbia
Grandma Luther has returned tarn a
visit with her daughter, Mrs. James
Walker, at Honlton,
Lindin Phillip, of Manning, after
brief sojourn with relatives here, has re
Wm. II. Karr and Robert Jonsrod, ot
Sandy, were the guests of tbe former'!
Grand Fall Opening
r SEPTEMBER 16 th, 1899
Choice Novelties in Capes and Cloakes
A Big Line of Ladies' Wraps. A Complete Stock of Under
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See Our Line of Umbrellas
Come and get your Dry Goods at the only
UP-TO-DATE Clothiers in Oregon City
Main Street - . - OREGON CITY, OREGON
Big Cut in Tan Shoes
Ladies Tan Balmorals wis $3.50 now $2.55
Gents' Tan B.tlmorals
Boys' and Misses' Tan Shoes cut proportionately.
A beautiful Souvenir given with each pair of
Shoes purchased .
McXIMfilCK, "Tiis Sine Min," Ndxt Door to 0. C. B.
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Karr, last
Mrs. Ella Colson and daughter, June
and May, and Miss Ethel Carter intend
returning to Seattle this week. -
Some farmers are plowing, and some
report the ground too dry for this kind of
work. - " ' '
Our school beuan vesterdav with Mr.
and Mrs. rf.- W. Bowland as teachers.
Sept. 4. C.
Andrew Kocher and wife went to
ortland last Friday.
Dad DeYoe says he wishes the pound
master would keep the cows off the
street until he learns how to ride the
Knight Brothers finished their hop
picking and drying Monday. Their hops
are in tine condition.
K. Stogsdill returned home on Sunday
from Eastern Oregon. He reports
wheat bably shriveled in that part of
A. Jf. Wiight and wife, of Portland,
were the guests of Messrs Carlton and
Roeencraus the first part of this week.
Ered Vorpahl and Airs Geo. Bowman,
of Portland, came home for a short vis
it last week. Fred expects to attend
school here this winter.
Rev J. A. Smith occupied the pulpit
at the Methodist church last Sunday
Mr. Johnson, city jailor of Portland"
was the guest of Miss Stanley Dobbins
Sept. 20. C.
The good weather seems to nut new
life in the people. A good many have
got their threshing done and those that
have not feel that they will be able to
get their crops saved.
Wilbur Wade and Lewis Palmaterr
have bought a small threshing machine
and are doing their own work with it.
William Davis and wife, Mis. S. E.
Wilcox and two sons, Mrs. J. J. Davis,
Mrs. S. Huffman and two daughters and
Frank Gill have gone to pick huckleber
ries. We are sorry to report old Mr. Os
tring is quite poorly. 11 is son has to
leave his work at a sawmill and come
home on account of his father's illness.
Most of the Garfield folks are in the
hop yards at Curriasville.
Mrs. May Page will return home to
Parkplace next week. She has been
visiting her mother and friends out
Mrs. D. A. Jones and her daughter,
Ethel, have gone up near Marquani to
Annie, Lettie and Maud Tracy and4
Kena Palmateer have returned trora the
John Irvin and Jim Halton came out
from the upper cannery Sunday.
Marion Davis was working up injlhe
mountains. He fell on an axe and cut
his hand so severely that he had to quit
Carl Haberlin came home to move
his family down to Johnson Bros, saw
mill where he,expect8 to work this win
ter. Sept. 19.
School commenced this morning. Mis
Alice Guthridge, of Springwater, is the
Mrs. Dave Douglas and! Mrs. Steve
Lwugias, oi fcagle Creek, were visiting
the family of N. A. Flynnonlast Sun
day. Miss Elsie Ware, who has been work
ing at Sandy, came home for a few days,
intending to rtturn again.
N. A. Flynn and ton have built an
addition to their house, in the shape of
The family of G. T. Beebe was the
guest oi air. ana Mrs. Marshall, of Cur-
riuBvme last Saturday and Sunday.
We are having fine weather now, and
nunw warm lor tua season.
8il.. 19, j F.
Reports ami Talks
George Cunningham, a well known
citizen of Springwater, was in town a
few days ago, and said that the prunes .
of that section would be little over half
a crop. There will be a fair yield of
petites, but the Italians are few and
scattering. The petites are a hardy
prune, and stand the cold weather bet
ter. Some of Al Lacey's Italian trees
are bearing. The work of picking the
prunes will begin about October 1st.
0. T. Howard, the Mulino flour man
states that the wheat is drying out
nicely and is now in fair condition. He
thinks that beuefits accruing to pota- :
toes, hops and late grain, by reason of
the rains will almost offset the damage
done to early grain. Pasture grass is
now equal to the spring growth in
J une, and stock is doing weli.
Threshing is progressing very favora
bly in every part of the county, and the
late sown grain has had ample oppor
tunity for ripening. Hop picking is
practically over, but no offers will be
made for the output until the baling is
completed. Damage by mould was
limited to certain districts and yards in
Clackamas county. The yield was un
W. W. Myers threshed 703 bushels of
wheat off 33 acres. Fourteen acres of
this yielded 40 bushel to the acre.
Congregational Church Adopted a
Program of Winter Work.
Programs suggesting plans of work
for the coming winter have been dis
tributed among the members of the
congregation by the pastor. The plan
includes a reading circle; Sunday School
normal work, under the direction of
Professor McAdam; also missionary
work, a young ladies' society, singing
At the Congregational church next
Sunday the morning theme wiil be
"The Red Horse Among the Myrtle
Trees; evening topic, "Lessons from
Our Paper Makers. The choir is a?ain
fully organized, and Under E.E.Cumps
ton's direction will add greatly to the
interest of the services of the church.
All are sincerely invited. The church
is negotiating with Miss Josie Watkins,
a blind ladj of peculiar talent, to give
an entertainment. As a humorous re
citer Miss Watkina excels. She has
given entertainment in various parts of
the state with excellent satisfaction.
The date will be arranged in tbe future.
Rev. A. J. Montgomery, who is presi
dent of the State Christian Endeavor
Union, lectured before young peo
ples gathering in Portland Monday
evening. He is advocating the forma
tion of a local union, and will take an
active interest in the coming county
There were confirmation services at
the Episcopal church last Sunday in the
morning, George A. and Lee Hardinn
being the candidates. In the evening
the infant child of Mr. end Mrs. J. P.
Lovett was christened.
Rev. Joseph Beaven, the newly
called pastor of the Baptist church, is
expected to arrive from Mendotta, 111.,
in time to fill the pulpit on the first
Sunday In October.
Hear Capt, Wells'