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OREGON CITY COURIER-HERALD. JULY 20, 1900.
CLACAKMAS COUNTY NEWS
Ye scribe has a dreadfully bad'cold.
Some one wanted to know if Barlow
was dead. Not at all, but very busy
haying, "harvesting and hauling wood
for the rnilrond.
Will Tull & Co. will commence baling
Judge Jesse and wife and some of his
family that are visiting with them went
to Soda SprlngB today for an outing.
Henry HedgeB is developing quite a
Btock dealing propensity,
Will Irvin and family are spending
the summer "tenting on the olJ camp
ground" at New Era.
The Spiritualist camp meeting at New
Era was a splendid success, for which
the members should feel grateful to Mrs.
KateObrock, of Portland, acting presi
dent; Prof. W. C. Bowman, of Los An
geles, and Mrs. Georgie Coolie, of Chi
cago, lecturers. A good many new names
were added to their roll. The Spiritual
ists oppose ail war, unless it be in self
defense, believing it to be wrong and un
just to to compel our soldiers to sacrifice
a thousand of their lives because we had
lost a few. It's unjust to ourselves, and
especially to to the mothers and fathers
of our soldiers. B ;t then, we suppose
it's necessary to kt-ep war rolling riglit
along now iu order to support the build
ers of navies and manufacturers of guns
and munitions of war and keep the tax
payerB busy, And then, how else are
we to feed the permanent national debt
fastened upon us by our last uongresj,
which requires a continual flow of na
Do you ever soe our comic paper, the
Aurora Boreallufus, of Aurora? Aurora
is a nice town, uiude up of fun-loving
German people, who can well afford to
support one professional clown. Here
is what the editor says in the "mock
moon" if he didn't copy it without
giving credit, us he does some of his edi
'torials. Listen : ' "The war taxes do
not inflict any hardship on the poor;
they are paid by those well able to do
so." The fact 1b tlut every one who
drinks a cup of coffee or tea or a glass of
beer, smokes a cigar, cigarette iir a pipe
of tobacco, or takes a chew of tokicco,
or takes a dose of medicine, gives a note,
sign's a deed or contract, sends a tele
gram, or In fact every man, woman or
child that isn't a Digger Indian, helps
to pay the war tax.
We road that "The Crown Paper Com
pany is putting in the machinery (or a
new digester, just received from the
East, that will double its output of pulp.
The new digester will fill a sp.ce 13x34
THE ONLY BINDER
with force feed elevator wasting no grain at top of elevators
THE ONLY BINDER
having an eccentric sprocket wheel or any other device thatj
does absolutely give a gain of 16 2-3 per cent in power at
time of compressing, tying and discharging the bundle
The time when other Binders choke
THE ONLY BINDER
with a relief rake for keeping inside end of cutter bar clear.
We have other points that no others have and besides hav
ing these features the Champion has all essential features
found on the best of other machines such as roller and ball
Here Is a sample of the letters we get from Champion users:
MITCHELL, LEWIS & STAVER CO., ' 1 Amity, Ore, June 1900
I bought of your agent J. J. Putman in 1899 one of your Champion Binders and will say I hav
handled the McCormick, Estcrly and Woods but the CHAMPION is the "BOSS."
It gave me less trouble than ary machine I ever handled and would heartly recommend the
CHAMPION BINDER to all wishing to buy a machine. Yours, etc,
- (Signed) J." L. LADD.
Mitchell,' Lewis k Staver Co.
First tit Tajltr
feet." If that machine doesn't work, we
advise them to tiv half a dozen republi
can readers of the Oregonian. They can
digest anything. Corporal.
Fine harvest weather.
The click of the binder is heard on
S. Wright cut fall wheat last Friday
and Saturday. He will finish on Thurs
day. Our blacksmith is busy repairing old
Will Morty is running a meat wagon,
and has plenty cf customers.
Win. Husband is grubbing with a cap
stan for Wm. Skein.
Levi Stehman is near Wilhoit running
a shingle mill.
Spring wheat will be half a crop.
Johnnie Rhodes has gone to P k
county to work until October.
Elmer Maville and a party of fu,
frends from Oregon City parsed tht . ; -
here last week lor the Hot Springs on .
tiiree weeks' fishing trip,
Leonard Heinz and Will left last Wed
nesday for the Hot Springs for the bene
fit of Mr. Heinz' health.
Professor Griffith gave three very in
teresting lectuies on phrenology and
physiognomy. He made charts for sev
eral. He married off several "couples
and told them their traits of character
by their walk, and also told character
by the way people wear their hats. He
left here Sunday for Molalla, where he
will deliver three lectures.
Mr. Slavin, of Portland, is here on a
John Jackson is here with a drove of
horses from Long creek.
Mrs. Dr. John- Wilch and sister, of
Portland, are visiting Mrs. H. E. Wright
for a few days.
Quite a number are going to Wilhoit
for a few days of recreation. 1C,
The weather is very favorable again,
and every one is enjoying it, or, rather,
all are bjsy getting in their hay. Much
of the grain is now ready to cut also.
There is much travel on the mountain
road this year. People are almost con
stantly going east of the mountains.
Mrs. Jennie London and daughter, of
Corbet, are keeping house tor B. Forres
ter, of this place.
Every one is going to the bet ry. patch
to get blackberries.
Mrs". H. Vancouren and family were
the guests of Mrs. Simpson on Wednes
day. , -
Miss Dora Brackett was the guest of
Lena Vancouren Sunday..
Mrs. L. Winesett and sons, of Oregon
City, are etaying in the csuntry for the
Miss Ruth Simpson and brother,
George, were the guests of Zora Forres
ter on Sunday.
J. S. Smith aftd carpenters are replac
ing the barn which burned last spring
with a new one. 0
The Sandy Ridge Sunday school is
growing very rapidly, with Mr. Traglio
as superintendent, Mrs. R. J. Duncan
as secretary and Miss Zogg and Mr.
Simpson as teachers. There is a large
attendance every Sunday and a great in
terest seems to be taken in it. Sandy
Ridge will beat Eagle Creek yet.
A good many of our citizens are pre
paring to attend the camp meeting at
Kelso this week. Zo Ra.
Haying is nearly done in this neigh
borhood and the grain is now ripe and
-r !fy to cut.
The weather has been very warm for
the past week. ,
Mrs. C. T. Howard and son, Bayne, at
tended Pomona Grange at Beaver Creek
last Wednesday and report a very pleas
Mrs. Brand and Bon, Fiank, of 'Rose
burg, is visiting her sitter, Mrs. A. J.
Mrs. William White, accompanied by
her aunt, was the guest of Mrs. Manning-last
Mr. and Mrs Bounds and family at
tended Sunday school at Molallo at Sun
day. Quite a number of young folks from
here attended the dance at New Era
Mrs. George Rauch, formerly of Port
land, who was visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Mulvey, last week, left Satur
day for Idaho, where she will join her
husband, who has a position there.
Mrs. Charles Carlisle and family, ac
companied by Mrs. Lawson.of Portland,
are guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Car
lisle and family.
The Mulino Lumber Co. are doing a
Mrs. Quinton, of Portland, was tie
guest of Mrs. Force last week.
Miss Effie Rauch, of Canby, was the
guest of Miss M. Mulvey last Thursday
George Force is h mling hay lrom
John Cole's place near Molalla.
Master Lea Perry wes doing business
in Oregon City Friday.
Quite a crowd from this place attend
ed Spiritualist campmeeting at New Era
Mr. and Mrs. Mulvey were visiting
friends in Portland the last three days.
Mr. Bogue has been quite sick the last
couple of weeks, but is now slowly im
proving at present.
Mr.MaHatt was doing business in Ore
gon City Friday.
Bert Peterson.of Portland, is the guest
of the Misses Beatrice and Ethel Car
lisle. .1 . .
Miss Laura Wright, of Meadowbrook,
was the guest of Miss Maggie Mulvey
Once again we undertake to jot down
the life of a dear one who has passed to
the other shore. This time it is the
young militiaman, Roy D. Gage, better
known as Don R. Gage, who was
drowned in the Willamette river Sun
day, July 8th, 1900.'
Mr. Gage was bom at Stafford Sunday,
March 27th, 1881, his parents being Mr.
and Mrs. J. P. Gnge. He was the young
est of ten children, six boys and four
girls, seven of whom survive him.
Being a scion of a mighty stock, he
was every inch a man standing over six
feet tall, broad shouldered ard weighing
about 200 pounds.
Several times he had narrowly escaped
accidents, which nearly cost him his
life. . At one time falling 25 feet in a
nam and Btriking on a 'mower, at an
other time he fell from the roof of a
house, and while working in a sawmill
ho was wound up in the -shaft, which
took every article of clothing from on
Sunday, July 1, while, bathing in the
Tualatin river, he had, what must have
been a light touch of .the cramps. On
July 4th, departing for Portland with
hearty goodbyes" to join his company,
Company 0, Third regiment, O, N. G,,
then out to Camp Geer, near Salem.
All went well every Say until Sunday,
July 8th, when the fatal hour came.
Immediately after dinner Gai;e, with
several comrades, went to the river, a
mile and a half away, to swim. On their
way they bantered each other to swim
the river "dog-fashioned." A great
many of the boys went in swimming im
mediately. The water was cold and the
current strong, and when Gage ,in the
middle of the stream called for assist
ance, saying that he was cramped. Sup
posing he to be joking no heed was given
the call. He then called for a boat, say
ing he was drowning, At this late mo
meot assistance could not be furnished
and vhe young man sank for the last
Search was immediately made for the
body and a message sent to his parents
at Stafford. His father and brother,
Charies.wentto the scene of the accident
and did all in their power to find the
body. A drag 24 feet wide was made
and the river thoroughly combed, but to
no avail. Wednesday evening as the
steamer Ruth was steaming np the river
ths captain discovered the body floating
about 12 miles below the place of drown
ing, floating within 75 hours from the
time of drowning. Securing the body it
was taken to Salem and prepared for
burial. Friday morning it was Ihken
by the steamer to Wagner's Landing,
thence to his home, the burial taking
place in the afternoon under the aus
pices of the Giange, of which he was a
member. Many were the floral offerings
A large concourse was - present. 01,1
Glory in its splendor waved at half mast.
Messrs Geo. Biehle, Marcus Baker,
Walker Sharp, Henrj Baker.John Scliatz
and Ferdinand Weolfle were pall bear
ers. ' . m .
The family tender 'their heartfelt
thanks to the many friends that gave
their assistance and sympathy in this
their time of trial and atlliction.
John Q. G.Uie. , J
S. E. Gregory, of Course, Ore., was in
the city a few days ago looking .for his
twelve-year-old son who had run away
fi'otn home. He was Very fortunate to
hear of his whereabouts and returnee)
Mr. Moran, our genial blacksmith, is
taking 0 toopathio treatment from
Leslie and .Henry Kellen went to As
toria the first part of the week for a few
days and then will start' for Eastern
Dr. C. 0. Merrell, the Osteopath,
made a ousiness trip to Portland Mon
day. The Belgian Hare Co. sbipptd a pair
of fine hares to Woodburn this week.
Mrs. Albright is building a nice ad
dition to her cottage.
At I've nothing else to do, I will send
you a few gleamings to let you know
that Clarkei is still in existence and
There will be preaching at the German
church August 5, at 7 :30 p. m., by Rev.
Sehner. All are cordially invited to at
tend. Jack Ringo and family made Oregon
City a hasty call yesterday.
Cecil Cosper has returned horns from
Knappj Lumber dmo at Kelso, Wash .
Mrs, Mary Guard returned home Sun
day from a week's visit among her rela
tives at Currinsville. , ..
Mr. and" Mrs. Tallman and Miss Emma
KleinBmith attended the teachers insti
tute last week, 1
Frank May returned to his home in
Oregon City Wednesday, after a weeks
visit with his uncle, J. J. Gard and
family. Frank was accompanied by his
cousins, MiBses Essie and Edna Gard,
who expect to attend the Chautauqua
while in town.
There will be an ice cream social and
dance at the Grange hall July 28.
July 18. Rose Bud.
Fine hay weather. The familar sound
of the mower is heard. Those that are
cutting now may have better weather
for haying than those that cut eariler in
the season Hay as a rule is pretty good,
but grain is very poor. Some farmers
haye turned stock on late sown bats,
or rather a crop of dogfennel instead of
We are glad to notice the smiling faces
of James Shannon and Alpha Kirk
again in our midst.
Wm. Owens, of Ilwaco, was a caller
in Beaver Creek a few days ago. Henry
Shannon returned with him to work on
the farm of Mr. Gile. ' , .
Mrs. Hugh Hughes neice that just
came over f-otn Wales, is spending the
summer with her uncle and cotuin at
The Pomona grange spent an enjoy
able day Jast Wednesday at the hall and
wound up with an entertainment and
dance, which was enjoyed by all until
the wee 'jmall hours. "'
Mrs. kirk and daughter, Arta, spent
a few days at Highland iaat week visit
Quite a number gathered at the PreS'
bvterian church last Sunday to hear the
lady preacher that has been with us a
month or so.
A few from this berg and surrounding
neighborhood visited New Era camp
meeting last Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Annie Peary and Mrs. Lizzie
Michaels are to start soon for Wardne r,
Idaho, where the former's father and the
latter's hnsband are working in the
mines. ' The young people gave Miss
Annie a farewell party Monday evening.
Miss Hannah Hughs, of Portland, is
visiting in Beaver Creek.
Miss Nettie Steudman is home to
spend the summer. ,
D. C Richardson is making a nice im
provement by laying a water pipe from
the spring to the house.
Frank Murdock was down from Macks-
burg on a visit.
Haying is the order of the day, some
Mr. Behimer and son, Gilmore, are
working at Canyon City.
Mrs. Mattie Cannon and children are
out from Oregon City visiting friends.
MisHattie Gaskell took in the Chau
tauqua part of the week.
Mrs. Kruse, of Oregon City, visited
It is with Borrow that we hear of the
death of Willie Williams in the street
car disaster at Tacoma on the 4ih inst.,
after paying off a $1400 mortgage. They
intended to come back soon to live on
their place here.
Rev. Montgomery preached to a large
congregation at Bethel Sunday.
Some of our young folks took in the
camp meeting at New Era.
Charles Hicinbothem has a new up-to-date
wheel. W. S.
July 17. . '
Every one that has hay in this vicin
ity is busily engaged in cutting it. More
hay is being put into shelter this season
than ever heretofore. Very little of it
was damaged by the recent rains. R. T.
Dibble lost about 15 tous by the rain,
which was about all that was entirely
lost. Others had some slightly dam
' There has been some wheat cut around
here, but the crop is going to be very
light. There is a difference of opinion
here in regud to what caused the fail
ure in wheat. Some think it is due to
the wheat aphis, while others think the
continued wet weather caused it.
Uncle Robert J. Devine's familiar vis
age was seen on our streets recently,
greeting his many friends. He came
over to pack his household effects to
move them to his home near Eagle
Creek. Uncle Bob has spent many
years among the Molalla people, and
baa warm friends here who regret to see
him leave us.- and our well wishes go
Joe Branch and Jacob Harless have
just returned from their mines on the
head waters of the Santiam, where they
have been doing assessment work on
some mining claims.
Dr. Leavitt Is having his residence
and office repainted. Mel and F. H.
Dungan are doing the work.
0. W. Robbins and 0. 1. Gipson have
com on need work on a residence for Mrr.
Thaw near Glad Tidings.
Henry Russell is in the mountain
testing a gold machine invented by F.A,
McLaren, of Wilhoit.
About all the poles for the new tele
phone line for this division have been
delivered. We are informed that setting
poles will commence in a short time,
When finished, it will be a great con
venience to Molalla people.
Arnt, the youngest son of J. K. Elmer,
recently received a severe cut on the
head. Dr. Leavitt stitched it, and the
boy is doing nicely, X. Z, ..,
July 16. .
Mrs. F. Rosenkrans is attending the
Chautauqua at Gladstone this week.
Lee Rogers, from Oregon City, has
moved his family to Canby and has ac
cepted a position on the bridge gang for
the Southern Pacific.
Shirley Buck will move to Canemali
in a few weeks. Mr. and Mrs, Buck
will teach the Canemah school the com
ing year. ...
Mrs. John Cook was quite ill Sunday
night, but is improving.
Henry Evans and family have moved
to Eufalia, Wash., where he has a posi
tion in the lumber woods.
E. D. Hutchinson has gone to Eastern
Oregon, where he expects to take up a
Mr. Deyoe and wife will start for the
Hot Springs, on the Columbia, in a few
days, where Mr. Deyoe goes for the ben
efit of his health.'
Miss Eva Terry is home from Seattle
for a few days' visit with relatives and
George Knight went to Salem yester
day to attend the Grand Lodge of A, 0.
U. W. - .
. A quiet wedding occurred at Concord
on Sunday, July 15, the contracting par-ties-
being Miss E-ther J. Claysori, of
that place, and Mr. I. Sais, of Canby,
Rev. P. K. Hammond, of Oregon City,
officiating. The house was beautifully
decorated with flowers and ocean spray.
After a'light repast, the happy couple
took the evening train for Canby, amid
a shower of rice and the best wishes of
their many friends. They will make
Canby their home for the present, Mr.
Sais being engaged in the jewelry busi
ness here and also is postmaster. '
Harvest is in full blast and farmers
are happy not on account of the poor
crops, but because of the good weather,
which enables them to save the little
E. E. Vaughn met with quite a pain
ful accident last Saturday. He was
eleaning the chain of his bicycle, when
his thumb was in some manner drawn
under the rapidly revolving chain and
so near severed that amputation was
Miss Inez Riggs was the guest of L. B.
Yoder and family last Sunday.
Miss Bertha Yoder has gone to Port
land, where she has work for the sum;
The Lawn social given by Miss Mabel
Schwartz last Saturday night was one ot
the pleasant events of the season.
The Misses Kate ketchum and Mabel
Parker, of Independence, are the guests
of J. Taylor and family. ' R.
Maple Lane is rather dry this week as
everybody is busy making hay while the
fine weather lasts.
Otis Shelly returned last Wednesday
from the Alaska Gpldfields loaded down
with the yellow stuff, and having had
such good luck he expects to return
with his brother this fall.
Mrs- Marlin's brother, Mr. Hilesand
family, are visiting with her this week,
an ! taking in the sights in Portland.
Miss Annie Mautz called in town yes.
Mr. Gibbs is breaking his new hoiso
this week; "
MasteV Elbert Lankins, of Clarkes,
spent SunJay with Tomy Gibbs.
Courtland Gibbs and John Gaffney at
tended the Chautauqua Sunday, and re
port a large crowd in attendance.
Mr. and Mrs. John Jackson and family
were in attendance at the Spiritualist
campmeeting at New Era Sunday, and
WflrA AWnmnnnieri hnmA Kw M.a Ta,lr
son's sister, Mrs. Mary Hardesty and
husband, of Needy. -
Mif s Eisie Gard, of Clarke?, is visiting
with her friend, Miss Elsie Gibbs this
Mrs. Gibbs is on the sick list this week
July 18th. Pansy Blossom.
Whit Man Turned Yellow.
Great consternation was felt by the
friends of M. A. Hogarty, of Lexington,
Ky., when they saw he was turning yel
low. HU skin slowly changed color,
also his eyes, and he suffered terribly.
His malady was yellow Jaundice. He
was treated by the best doctors, bot
without benefit. Then he was advised
to try Electric Bitters, the wonderful
Oi t a w m
writes : "After taking two bottles I was
wholly cured." A trial proves its
matchless merit for all Stomach, Liver
and Kidney troubles. Only 50c. Sold
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