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OREGON CITY COURIER-HERALD, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1899-
To the Ladies.:
Of Canby and Vicinity
You are hereby cordially invited to attend a
grand display of Imported Pattern Hats
on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 2, and 3,
1899, at Knight's Hotel, Canby.
Miss Celia Goldsmith.
CLACKAMAS COUNTY NEWS
Threshing and hoppicking aie things
ot the 1 nut in this neighborhood.
Born To the wife of W. H. Wilson,
Sept. 19th, a 11-pound ijirl. Father is
looking well and happy.
Mrs. L. S. Bonney and eon, of Hub
hard, are visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. S. II. Dix.
Huckleberry picking is all the go now.
Farmers are still stirring their grain
in the bin,
M's. Carl Stromgreen and daughter
have been visiting Mis. Peter Duvidson,
of Highland, the past week.
Brenton Vedder, of Monitor, was in
our burg a day or two.
George Robeson killed a bear in the
W. H. Dix ' is the proud owner of a
lad 's bike. Dame Rumor has it that
s soon as he gets it "bridle wise" and
gentle he will choose a lady to ride it.
It is a great go when a threehing crew
have to pet dinner for themselves. The
hill of fare was flapjacks, baked pota
toes and coffee. This is the result of
having so many bachelors. Yaw,
Most of the hoppi jkers have returned.
All report a good time. Hops were very
good this year.
Rey. Smith will lecture in the Evan
gelical church next Sunday afternoon at
The Evangelical church will b dedi
ited October 8th. Services will be held
two nights previous. Everybo ly cor
Henry Hornshuh and wife and D.
llomsluih and daughter returned from
the huckleberry patch Sunday. They
say berries are plentiful.
Knox Cooper has purchased a bran
Farmers are having considerable trou
ble with heir giain this year.
J. K. Graham has gone to the beach
for a week or ten days. His wife could
not accompany him, as she is in poor
Fred Linsley has an elegant horse nnd
buggy and the girls all think he is "just
Fred Vonderahe talks cf leaving the
Wedding bells will soon be jingling in
Too much honey doesn't always agree
with the boys.
It is only a step from the sublime to
the ridiculous, and ony a span from the
witty to the silly. Piccalilly.
The Canby people are justly very
Indignant at the treatment they are re
ceiving at the hands of the S P. R. R.
Co. Friday evening of last week a num
ber of the business men and other citi
zens of Canby stood at the depot to see
the train arriye and depart, and to bid a
friendly "goodbye" to those who were
going away on the evening train, were
surprised and disappointed to see the
train pull right on through as though
Canby was a very insignificant flag sta
tion. Capt. James Evans, on of Canby's
prominent councilmen, who was return
ing home to spend a few days with his
family, while his boat, the steamer.Val
ley Queen, is receiving some repairs at
Portland, was a paeseneer. But the de
pot at Canby, on the Southern Pacific
cross road was not the place for his ac
commodation that night, nor was the
train running that night for the conven
ience of those who would be passengers
The train did stop, however, away
down in the gravel pit, as though the
breaky was booting off some hobo and
Mr. Evans got of! and trudged back
through the darkness to his home on
Some of those who wanted to go away
struck off towards the gravel pit to board
the train, but before they could reach
the train it puiled out. Cuss words were
plentiful that night, so was government
ownership talk. Shippers said if they
could not fhip by rail on account of the
train not stopping, the boat would stop
at the landing and a haul of 2 miles
over a good road would be a small mat
ter. But this is not the least grievance
the people of Canby have against the
railroad or the government or somebody.
They don't get their evening mail until
next morning at 8 :17 if the train hap
pens to arrive at that time.
The evening southbound overland car
ries the evening mail to some point up
the road, and the morning north bound
overland brings it back next morning
The Evening Telegram manages to get
off every time. Why shouldn't it? For
don't the voters need it to tell them how
to vote? C,
Your correspondent from the corner of
the world has bf en away from home and
exceedingly busy and the time the local
items have not rppeared as regular as
The weather, after so much rain, is all
that can oe wished for.
The threshing is about- completed.
Wheat was badly damaged before it was
threshed, and oats are heating in the
bins, some of it being worse off than
wheat is. The yield was fair for High
land, depending on the stale of cultiva
tion. Amos Harrington's hops are all
picked, and pronounced very good this
Fruit is a very scarce article.
The hay crop was rather light.
Charles Jones' fractured leg is improv
ing. Dr. Seamann waited on him.
James Heckart returned from Klon
dike, probably loaded down with the
Albert Harringtrn has been the happy
recipient of a present in the shape of a
new hack made by his son-in-law,James
The Rev. Short preached a good ser
mon at the Highland Baptist church
The Highland Sunday school is pro
gressing nicely under the management
of our esteemed friend, diaries Ruther
ford. The new Grange Kail, of Highlaud
Grange, located near Clarks pnstoffice, is
nearing completion. C. Larkins is
master and G. R. Miller, secretary.
There is Noting Better Made Than
65 years experience in Wagon Making as represented in the
"Mitchell" is a better Guarantee 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
Strength T Durability,
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 "MITCHE LL"
Yonll make no mistake
If you buy a MITCHELL WAGON
Ton are liable to make a mistake If yon buy some other.
It may take you a year to find It out, but you are sure to
see your mistake sooner or later.
itchell, Lewis & Staver Co.
First and Taylor Streets,
Quite a number of this vicinity are
going to the mountains for huckleber
ries. Will Buckner is our new postmaster,
Sept 26. Correspondent.
Flies are very troublesome, and stock
is almost crazed by their biting.
Bicycles are becoming qu'te numerous
The roads are- dusty, the atmosphere
smoky and the weather hot.
Gardens, although planted late, were
so benefitted by the harvest rains that
they surpass most previous years in both
quality and quantity. ,
George Elligson threshed 1128 meas
ured bushels of wheat from 33 acres, an
average of above 34 bushels per acre.
We note in the last isue that Mr.
Myers threshed 700 bushels of wheat
from 33 acres, 14 acres averaging above
40 bushels per acre. Fourteen times 40
makes : 6li0 bushels, leaving only 140
bushels from the remaining 19 acres,
which is a very Bmall yield.
Yellow jackets are plentiful enough to
m ike us think flies are not bo awfully
bad after all. .
Grandma Elligson is drying prunes.
Henry Schaiz spent Sunday at Ore
Most of our hoppickers who went
abroad returned home yesterday, look
ing very tired, but with full purses.
Our road supervisor, A. Mautz, in
tends to begin work on the road soon, as
he has some plank to put down in Ma
ple Lane and several bridges to repair.
J. C. Nyman is not hauling wood this
Mr. Clark, of Portland, made a busi
ness call at C. F. Gibbs' Friday, return
R. R. Gard, of Clarkes, has taken J.
VV. Gerber's place as feeder of Gibbs &
Co.'s baler. Isaac Shortlige has taken
George Mautz's place, as George intends
going to the mountains in company
with Mr. Dickerson and Charles Surfus.
Lawrence Mautz is the champion
wood hauler, if he does drive a little
pair of mules. He makes two loads be
fore dinner. Pansy Blossom.
Warm weather is the result of the last
Everybody has returned from the
Threshing is all finished in this neigh
borhood for this season.
Quite a number of people from around
here have gone to the huckleberry patch
and more intend to go later.
Mrs. Ed Bowman is wrestling with
C. T. Howard's flour mill is doing a
very rushing business. He is receiving
more wheat this year than ever before.
Mr. and Mrs. Lash, of Portland, were
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. H. Perry,
Saturday and Sunday.
There will be preaching at the Grange
hall Sunday afternoon at 3:30. and
Sunday school at 11 :30 a, m.
Sept. 25. Uh He.
Canby can boast of a dentist, in the
person of Frank Waugamott, who has
located m Col. Hosford's store.
Misses Emma Evans and Vesta
Knight went to Portland to spend a few
Mrs. Bertha Lee returned to her home
in Portland last Sunday.
A new dry goods store is being opened
up in the Hodges old store building, for
merly occupied by L. S. Sheppard.
Paul Paddock left for his home in
Portland last Monday.
Mrs. Kirk has moved to town and oc
cupies the house owned by Mr, J. W.
Mrs. Geo.Knight is visiting her daugh
ter, Mrs. Barr, at Woodburn.
The' picture-puzzle and icecream so
cial was well attended last Tuesday eve
ning. The "Willing Workers" will give an
ice cream social next Friday evening.
The A. O. TJ. Vf. are talking of giving
a dance one week from next Friday.
It Is said that Claud Hampton will
soon return from Upton, Cal., where he
has been working,
Kaid Cox went to Portland on busi
ness last Monday .
Messrs. Wait and Armstrong went to
Portland last Friday and purchased a
new threshing engine.
J. A. Cox is hauling lumber for his
new house, which he will erect on First
There is talk of a new general store
Mr. Kirk is moving into one of Mr.
Sims' houses, opposite the City hotel.
Pete Susbauer, of Hubbard, came
down for a short visit last Saturday.
Gus Bock, of Aurora, was in town last
Dug Dimick has purchased new
hack for his livery business.
New Goods Arriving Daily
and Placed on Sale at Once
Our prices, as usual, will win patronage.
New Shoes in Our New Shoe Department
Our line of Fall Shoes for Men, Women, Misses
Boys and Children are now complete, embracing alj
the newest styles and moBt comfortable shapes in
the best wearing grades of Vici Kid, Box Calf, Pat
ent and Velour Calf Leather.
Main St. Oregon City
Big Cut in Tan Shoes
Ladies Tan Balmorals was $3.50 now $2.55
g Bays' and Misses' Tan Shoes cut proportionately,
S A beautiful Souvenir given with each pair of
. Shoes purchased .
I McKITTRICK, "The Shoe Man," Next Door to 0. C. B.
G. T. Beebe has been hauling lumber
and shakes for his barn.
U. S. Endersby, who intends moving
his family east of the mountains soon,
has gone across with a load of furniture.
Bink Tapp and family, who have been
over in eastern Washington visiting,
came home last week.
Claud Baty is on the sick list, but is
reported to be improving. -
Mrs. Shank had a quilting last week,
which was well attended by the ladies
of the vicinity,
Mrs. Shargle has returned from the
Sept. 2G. E. F.
'". October Weather.
The following data covering a period
of 27 years, have been compiled from
the weather bureau records at Portland,
Or., for the month of October for 27
Mean or normal temperature, 53 dug.
The warmest month was that of 1875,
with an average of 58 deg.
The coldest month was that of 1893,
with an average of 50 deg.
The highest temperature was 83 deg.
on the 7th, 1891.
The lowest temperature was 31 deg.
on the 31st, 1877 and 1895.
Average date on which first "killing"
frost occurred in autumn, Nov. 2Gth.
Average date on which last "killing"
frost occurred in spring, April 11th.
Average precipitation for the month,
Average number of days with .01 of
an inch or more, 12.
The greatest monthly precipitation
was 11.58 inches in 1882.
The least monthly precipitation was a
trace in 1895.
The greatest amount of precipitation
recorded in any 14 consecutive hours
was 2.93 inches on the 10th, 1882.
Average number of clear days, 7;
partly cloudy days, 10; cloudy days, 14.
The prevailling winds have been from
The highest velocity of the wind was
42 miles from the southeast on the 23rd,
r. M. C. A. Notes.
Gymnasium classes are running in full
force, and interest is being awakened in
the game of indoor baseball.
Class schedule Business men's, Mon
day and Thursday from 4 to 6. Junior
class, Tuesday, 4 to 6.
Ladies classes will be started in Oc
tober. Ladies wishing to take up the
work are requested to leave or send
their names to the secretary.
On Wednesday Oct. 4th, the Ladies'
Auxiliary will give the first social of the
season in the association rooms. There
will be a literary and musics! program,
also a gymnasium class drill, just to show
what we are doing from week to week.
After the drill there will be a few in
nings of indoor baseball. Admission
free. Ail are invited to come and have
a good time. Children under 16 not ad
There will be, from time to time dur
ing the winter, socials given for the
Matters Concerning Local Evey
day Affairs Noticed by the
If there is any town in Oregon that
needs protection, it is Oregon City. Fa
kirs and agents of all degrees, pursue
their avocations here unhampered, and
housekeepers are continually annoyed
by fakir genuises, who swarm here in
unusual numbers from Portland. Mon
day morning a Chinaman from Port
land, was carrying two heavily loaded
baskets, containing collections of sickly
looking melons, grapes and vegetables,
that had evidently been exposed for
sale on the sidewalks in the loathsome
Chinese quarter. The Chinaman was
disposing of his pest-breeding products
to custojiers along the Btreets, who per
haps did not realize that they were pur
chasing the refuse from Portland Chi
nese markets. Oregon City will prob
ably have the smallpox next.
A farmer made complaint du ing the
week, that he brought in a wagon-load of
potatoes, and was only able to dispose
of five bushels. He was compelled to
take the remainder to Portland to dis
pose of his surplus product. This con
dition of things ought not to exist. The
farmer circulated the result of his mar
keting experience to numerous neigh
bors. -The result can be tasily imag
ined. There went up a bitter com
plaint against Oregon City as a mar
keting place. A meeting of the mer
chants or members of the
board of trade should be held to devise
some means of remedying this matter.
Other towns up the valley handle all
the produce that is brought to their
doors. Even Canby and Aurora do this
in a great measure. Oregon City has
so long been accustomed to the trade
of the mill and factory employes, which
is to a great extent, a cash trade, with
out the extra effort required to handle
farm productions, that its merchants
have not made special efforts to secure
country trade, as other towns have.
The result is, much of the trade that
should come here, goes to Portland.
Many times have numerous farmers of
Clackamas county asserted that they
preferred to trade here if the mer
chants would only purchase their prod
ucts. It is understood that there is now
a move on foot to better the market
conditions of Oregon City. This fact,
will be gladly welcomed by the farmers
of Clackamas county, who are notably
loyal to their county seat.
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