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, OREGON CITY COURIER-HERALD. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1901.
By Charles M. Sheldon.
Continued from last Issue
fJSnt Edward's experience In the af
ffalr -did not enri with bia part In the
rlal as one or, fae witnesses. There
was another chapter, that might have
(proved even more exciting for him
vthan It was If his training on the foot
Kbatl field luui act jsasd him In good
It was during the week of the trial,
land while the case was still dragging
silong with delays on technicalities, and
vthe outcome of ft was not certain, that
'Edward was surprised one evening In
-one of the hallways of a down town
-office building by an attack made on
rhlm by some unknown person.
lie had gone up to the top of the
sbulldlng to deliver a paper at one of
-the places that he knew was a low
gambling den. Since the arrest of the
gambler up town the proprietor of this
'jplace had kept very strict watch and
Edward was not permitted to enter, as
die sometimes had done. He threw the
paper down at the bottom of the door,
,as he had been doing for several
nlghts, when some one rushed out of a
vside hallway aud struck at blm with
r some heavy article that partly missed
fhlm In the dark, smashing bis bat off
'bis head and for a second stunning
He instantly turned and grappled
with a man when another figure came
out on the opposite side of the ball and
yflung himself on him.
But Edward was used to having sev'
eral men fling themselves on him in
.football games, and, altbougb be was
very much taken by surprise now,
bis dogged, stubborn, slow nature
vwas equal to the unexpected event, and
(be .forced one of bis assailants back
Unto the hallway from which he bad
i come, and beard him strike the -floor In
-a heap. Then be turned bis attention
to the other, and Instantly felt that be
;bad bis (bands full, for bis antagonist
was a grown man, taller and heavier
than himself, and he had struck Ed
ward a heavy blow that pained him
-exceedingly. The two tugged and
rpanted together, the stranger swearing
rand Edward silent, as usual, each try
, ilng to throw the other down. They
swayed through the hall In the dark,
.and. before either of them realized their
Micaraoss to the narrow stairway, they
reeled .down the first step, lost their
balance rand fell, still clinging to each
other, ana rolling over and over to
Edward found himself even In the
rgtrange situation of that descent won
during who would be on top when the
t bottom was reached. Evidently bis as
sailant was having the same Idea. For
-when they struck the hall below and
i rolled .over again be let go of Edward,
and although Edward was on bis feet
with an agility that was remarkable
couslderlng his weight, the man rush
ed vast up the stairs again and van
ished In the darkness above.
"Discretion was the better part of
valor" on this occasion, and so Edward
lld not wait for the man to come back,
tposslbly re-enforced by his companion,
but beat an orderly retreat down the
other two flights of stairs and so out
on the street minus his bat and plus
.He happened to be near a clothing
store and went In and bought a hat
and continued his route. When he
reached Ids room on College hill, be
took account of damages and found
that, lu addition to the loss of his hat,
be had sustained several wrlous rents
lu his clothing. As he sat up late that
night repairing the rents he iiuostloiied
whether he had better make complaint
to the police. Hut he finally decided
not to say anything. He could not
'Identify the men, lie did not know
whether they belonged to the gam
bling crowd who were trying to get
vengeance for his part in the urrest or
whether they were part of the rough
gang that hud for years Infested that
pint of the city ami had attempted to
hold him for a purpose of petty rob
bery. He said nothing about tha mat
ter either to the president or Freedil
until severnl weeks afterward. It was
lso significant of his stubbornness
. ihat he continued his route the next
hlght the same as usual. He was not
molested again that winter. And the
event did not make any particular Im
pression on hliu not so much as It did
afterward, when he told It to his sister
and listened to her comments on It.
After the excitement duo to those
things centering about tho gambler's
arrest, trial ami conviction had dleci
out Edward found his mind going back
wore and tiwre to Willis. As tho days
went on he did not feel satisfied. He
met Willis In chapel and on the grounds
and in the halls constantly. His fact'
bore heavier marks of dissolution, ami
he was evidently running u fust puce
with the fast set.
Mrs. Preston had also written again,
urging Edward if possible to go back
und room wltJi her son. "1 am sure."
she wild, "tlmt Willis would welcome
you, and you could keep him from
many wrong things. 1 know he still
has great respect for you. Your recent
action lu the matter, of the gambler's
arrest evoked his admiration. Ho
wrote me a strong account of It and
defended your motives, although, nlusl
1 fear he himself was oue of the fre
quenters of the place. Can you do
anything? If so. will you not do It for
the sake of Willis. If not for me? 1
cannot help i'oi!!n: tlmt lie Is going
from bad to wotvo. l!it j'i -,t what I
four 1 caiitn't ''!:; 1 vri.) U bo
waiting to hear of some final disgrace
that be will suffer. In God's name,
do all you can. Mr. Blake, and I wIU
pray for you as I ask you to pray for
Edward read this letter with a feel
ing of shame, as he had always felt
more or less on reading Mrs. Preston's
letters. She wrote, always assuming
that Edward was .a conscientious
Christian and she always appealed to
more than bis morality. Edward did
not call himself a Christian, and there
was nothing in blm that could respond
to a part of her appeal. Nevertheless,
he was moved so much by It that he
was exceedingly unhappy. He even
sought to see Willis that evening. He
decided to go and have a talk with him
and see If their former relations could
be resumed. But when he went up to
the old room, Willis happened to bo
having a card party of fellows most of
whom were distasteful to Edward. So
when Willis opened the door and Ed
ward saw at a glance who were In the
room he said briefly: "I wanted to
see you. But I won't come In to
night" Willis stepped out into the hall and
shut the door. He was puffing a ciga
rette, and looked more than usually dis
"Anything In particular?" be asked, .
Edward hesitated. "Yes, but 1 can't
talk with that crowd around."
"I'll send 'em away," said Willis
"You needn't do that," said Edward
slowly. Afterward he was sorry he
had not taken Willis at his word, for
Willis turned and went back Into the
room Indifferently, and Edward slowly
went down the stairs disappointed and
more unhappy than ever.
It was perhaps a week after that
that Edward was hailed by one of the
men In bis ball as he came down to
"Say! Heard the news? . Preston
and Williams and Hawley and half
that gang were taken In last night and
are likely to get fired for good. They
stacked Wheaton's room, burned up all
bis Bibles and wound up by painting a
lot of ballet dancers on the chapel tow
er. They were caught red banded and
have confessed. Prexy won't stand
the desecration of the chapel, and he'll
give them their final papers, I guess."
, Edward listened In silence. He felt
glad of the news if It meant the dismiss
al of the fast set that were no credit
to Hope. But he could not help won
dering about Willis. He bad known
of his Indulging In various pranks,
such as tearing a student's room to
pieces and piling the pieces up In the
center of the room, which was called
"stacking," but he had never known
him to be guilty of such an immoral
act as the one ascribed to him In con
nection with the chapel tower.
Later In the day the morning rumor
was confirmed, and more too. It was
said that Willis had confessed himself
to being the principal offender In the
chapel desecration. It was also said
that the college authorities could not
lie Instantly turned and grappled with a
' w." - ... -
pardon It and that Willis, with half a
dozen others in his Bet, would be not
only suspended, but expelled from col
lege. Ou hearing the news, which came
direct from good sources, Edward de
termined to see President Uoyce. He
was not altogether clear lu his mind
concerning what he wanted to see him
for. Hut he seemed Impelled to go to
hliu In Willis' behalf. Perhaps Mrs.
Preston's letter had something to do
lie went over to the ofllco at the usu
al hour lu the afternoou when the
president wan In for students and,
kuoeked. In answer to tho summons
to come lu he entered and found
Wheatou In earnest conversation with
"It's all right if Blako bears your
rtory, Wheaton, Isn't It?" asked the
"Yes, sir," replied Wheatou, uoddlng
"lio on, then," cutlnued the presi
dent gravely. It was very still lu the
little otlleo as Wheatou began to speak.
"Of course I feel bad about the
damage to my room." said Wheaton
gravely, "aud the destruction rf my
books, especially my Bibles and Sun
day school helps, seems like a wanton
and irreverent thing that is without
excuse. But I wish to say for Preston
that while ho was present and helped
to tear up the carpet and turn my stove
bottom side up he did not touch any of
my books, aud 1 can swear to his re
monstrating with one of the other men
who did do It.
"But what I called to see you for
especially, sir, was to tell you that
Preston did not desecrate tho chapel
tower, as he- claims lie did."
"How do you know that?" asked the
president, a good deal surprised.
"Well, sir, I came by the chapel late
last night because I had been down to
the night school across the river. The
painting of the picture bad not been
done then, and It was nearly midnight
I went right up to my room and found
my door off Its hinges and Preston and
half a dozen others Inside tearing tbe
room to pieces. When they were
through they all rushed out of my
room and the ball, except Preston, who
staid until after 3 o'clock. And it was
between midnight and 3 o'clock that
the pictures were drawn on the tower.
according to the testimony of Logan,
who helped to apprehend a part of the
"How Is that? You say Preston
staid with you until 3 o'clock? How
did that happen?'
"Well, sir," answered Wheat6n, with
some reluctance, "he had been drink
ing quite bard before he came up to
the room and be was taken ill Just as
the men finished their work, and I
made him go Into my bedroom, which
they bad not touched, and lie down
there until be Insisted on going out
The president and Edward learned
afterward that Wheaton bad staid up
and tended Willis as carefully as If he
had been his dearest friend.
But Preston was caught with the
rest of the men near the chapel." said
"Yes, sir; but you see he left my
room after the crowd had done the
work on the chapel, and walked around
the ball rlgbt into the midst of them
only a few minutes before they were
caught. So he couldn't have been
guilty of the offense."
The president was silent and
"Why should he confess, then, that
he Is the guilty party? He Insists upon
It that be planned and executed most
of the work."
Wheaton was silent, because he evi
dently bad no good reason to give for
Willis' conduct, and Edward spoke up.
"I think I can make a guess at that"
he said, as tbe president turned toward
him. "Preston has been borrowing
heavily of his society friends, notably
from Rankin. I have good reason to
suppose that be is a good deal In
volved with them, In one way and
another. He considers that this event
will mean his discharge from the col
lege anyway, and be has confessed to
being guilty of this act of desecrating
the chapel in order to shield the other
men, who really did It, and to whom
he Is under such heavy obligations, In
order to retain their favor. And the
other men are mean enough to keep
still and let Willis lie about It, Just to
save themselves, seeing he Is In so
deep with them on the money ques
"It's a shrewd explanation." replied
the president, "and you may be right"
In fact, as It afterward came out, Ed
ward had hit upon the exact truth In
the matter, as Willis himself confess
ed. "But now the question still faces
the faculty as to tbe punishment to
be meted out. If Preston It not guilty
of the particular offense of which he Is
charged, he Is more or less of a ring
leader among the. worst set In nope,
and we cannot let such an affair as
that of last night go by unnoticed or
Wheaton looked at Edward and was
evidently disturbed In his mind. But
after a silence, which neither tbe presi
dent nor Edward attempted to break,
To be oontlnued.
Union Hall. " ,
John Bums and T. J. Grimes are cut
ting railroad wood. They have a con
tract to cut 100 cords.
John Aimes and Charlie Thomas
started for California last Monday.
Charles is going to work in Soquel, Cal.
We will miss his smiling face from our
Messrs. J- L. Thomas and L, P. Bums
made a business trip to Canby last Sat
School will close at this place in about
ilo enh Peringer aud family contem
plate moving into the new wing of their
house that they bad recently built this
winter. They will move in' about next
Joseph Streje at.d wife, of New Era,
were visiting Mr. Streje's parents Sun
Mrs. Martha Burns went to Oanby
one day last week.
Mrs.Martha Burns went to Canby oue
day last wees. ,
The weather looks as though spring is
Mis Eflie Rauch has been staying at
Ca'iby for some time.
Oito Striker, who is working at the
Adkins Bros ' logging camp near Mu-
lino, visited his parents Sunday las;.
Mrs. Caroline Thomas was the guest
of her daughter, Mrs. Nettie Riggs, last
Oscar Striker is helping Reuben Fan.
tou run his woodsaw this winter. They
ure cutting wood on Mr. Shindler's
I heartily agree with the Liberal cor
respondent that it is unjust for a
woman's property be taxed and her not
being allowed to vote. Does it look
just? Indeed, it does not. I hope to
seethe dav not tar distant when a
woman cau go and cast her vote the
same as auy other citizen.
The weather is as fine as one could
wish for and our health is generally good
Considerable suriiu work is under
We have a new family with us direct
from Kansas. .Mr. Skinner by name.
They have rented the Hoke place on the
banks of the Molalla and we wish them
The euchre club met last Thursday
evening at the usual place end hour and
all hud au enjoyable tune, but there
co.nes occasion for sadness even to a
eiu'hre club sometimes. A resolution of
of condolence and sympathy was offered
and carried unanimously, for two of our
members, Mr. and Mrs. U. U Barlow.
who are in California attending me iu
neral of Mrs. Barlow's father, Mr. Tljos.
The teachers' institute met in tbeM.
E. churcli last Saturday aud held what
seemed to be a very interesting and in
structive meeting to the few that were in
attendance. To help them along Judge
W. W . Jesse nave them his experience
in that line of work fifty years ago and
Uncle Billv Barlow had a letter read by
his daughter, Miss Mary Barlow, a
teacher of Portland, on "School Life
Sixty-five Years Ago.". It was interest
ing to the teachers of the present time
to which ye scribe could have added hi
bitter expeiience with a long shanked,
taller-faced, thick-skulled hoosier with
beach rod, fifty years ago. Have I ever
forgotten or forgiven did you Bay II
don't think I have By which teachen
of these days my take warning, that
one seldom forgets a wrong done in
childhood days. We voted Alex
Thompson, the best loosing teacher:
A. W. McLaughlin, the brightest; Miss
Fannie Porter, the wittiest; Miss Hattie
Cochrane, the best convetsationahst, and
soon. Superintendent Zinsei seems to
be well qualified anil practical enougn
for the office he now holds. . Come again
ladies and eentlemen. when you so de
sire and we will try to entertain you.
Now that an initiative and referendum
bill has passed both houses of the legis
lature by a unanimous vote, except one
lone populist, who perhaps got his whie
kers tangled up in the hay rake, poor
fellow, "wuz" a pop; we know how it is
to get tangle up. Now let's all extend a
vote of thanks to the Hon. George
Brownell to be delivered as soon as the
supreme court decides it to be be consti
tutiona . i ou see ine non. ueorge ih
so much like lightning that we never like
to net from under the feather bed until
the last cloud has blown away and if it
is finally decided in favor of the peo
ple we will be one of the first to eay
'Long live Hon. Geo. O. Brownell."
With your permission, Mr Editor, we
would like to ask any quannea uainouc
friend to tell us through the Courier-
Herald why tbe Pope issues a encyclical
to the church for prayers for the Queen
after she is dead I corporal.
On the death of Mr. P. H. Miller, sec
tion foreman, at Canby, Or., who was
killed by a passing engine, while on his
way to work, Jan. 28, 1901 :
Another victim 1 Vengeful iron steed,
Wli" fervid heart beats with exultant
But Knows no throb of pity, love or fear
We mourn our comrade, victim ot thine
The faithful toiler stricken by thy might
And spurned aside by thy remorseless
Has laboured for thy good, through
these long years,
And earned thy gratitude, if thou could'st
How oft he smoothed the pat'iway for
At home, nor grief.nor joy prolonged his
By day or night thy claims were para
mount He owned them all and wouH not brook
'Mong the gray shadows of departing
Thou swept upon his trail with muffled
Silent and swift fell the assassin stroke
And now thy servant and our friend lies
What tho' accumulated speed or power
Mark thee triumphant in the strife for
The crimson stain along thy head gear
Marks thee forever, like the brand of
We'll miBS thee comrade, on the iron
Tiiy cheery Voice will ne'er be heard
Thy labouring form amid the summer's
Thy faithful vigil 'mid thebliuding rain.
We'll miss thee in ttie lode, thy kindly
And hearty hand grasp, fraught with
right good will,
Although thy place ho vacant, in our
Sweet memories of our friend will linger
Strong hands and tender bore thy un
To f i iendly shelter, and assistance near
Perchance thv lingering spirit hovered
And marked love's offering, and affec
Faiewell, dear Pete, kind friend and
No matter when or how fate's dip be
May we thy brave example keep in
And follow duty fearless to the last.
The following resolutions were adopted
by Miller lodge No. 48, Order of Wash
ington, of which he was a charter mem
ber, and after whom the lodge was
Whereas, It has pleased the Almighty
Creator io permit the hands of death to
takeaway from our midst an honest, up
right and estimable citizen, and from
bererved children a loving father, there
fore, be it
Resolved, That we, as neighbors,
friends and brothers mourn the loss of
an honorable man, and that it is only a
just tribute to the memory of our de
parted brother to sav that we mourn for
one w ho was in every way worthy of
our respect and regard aud that we sin
cerely condole the deceased's children.
S. T. FlSHKK,
Notice is hereby giveu that the undersigned
hiu heeu duly appointed bj the county court, of
the state of Oregon, for Clackamas county, ex
ecutor tor the astute of Leonora Kltzabeth Laoey,
deeeaaed. All persons having claims against
said estale are hereby required to present the
.ante to me properly verified, as required by law,
at Sprtngwaler, Oregon, or to my attorney, Rob
ert A. Miller, at OregJU City, Oregon, within six
months from date.hereof.
Albert Lai ky.
Exeon tor ot tho estate of
Leonora KliK'lh Laeey, defeat d.
lut, J this aist day ot January, Uh'I .
Times have bee.i rather dull since the
holidays. , ,
Mrs. Bvland lias resigned as principal
ot the Molalla schools which leaves only
one rom. Miss Harrington's room is
n operation. Our directors though have
employed 0. W. Robbing to finish the
term in Mrs. Byland;s room, it is to De
hoped that our winter term of Bchool
will now be finished without runner
trouble and probably will be as Mr.
RobbinB taught one. term and succeeded
n teaching a good school.
Henry RasBell is preparing to 'go to
his Ogle Creek mines on the headwaters
of the Molalla. Just as soon as the
snow will permit him to get to work.
Mr. Russell made some new discoveries
late last fall in that, section, which will
undoubtedly prove valuable. There is
no doubt, but in a few veers' time ugie
Creek will be a rich mining camp. Mr.
Russell has a fine drospect of coarse gold
that he took from bis ledge last fall. A
mining expert, who has recently settled
in this neighborhood, is greatly idter
ested in samples of the ore that he has
seen from there and will visit the mines
thisseason. That cauntry has bad but
little prospecting done though a large
number of so-called prospectors cave
At our school meeting last Saturday a
two mill tax was voted to raise money
for school purposes and to repair the
Quite a number of men have left this
vicinity to get work in the mills and
logging camps. Hands are going to be
scarce here when Bpring work com
mences. Peter Anderson and several others are
preparing to go to the Alaskan gold.fields
as soon as it will be safe to start.
The Artisans will give a ball at the
school hall on thenigbt of February 14.
Music will be furnished by the Dibble
orchestra. Good order will be main
tained. Supper at Perry's hotel. Tick
Mr. Yenny haB moved his famifv to
town. They exject to go to Spokane in
John Dickey and Frank Smith are
engaged in hunting and trapping ani
mals for the bounty and fur. They re
port wildcats ane cougars very scarce in
tbe Pine and Trout Creek mountains.
John Batrbv will start to the moun
tains soon on his regular annual cougaf
and wildcat hunt. He has up to the
present time succeeded in killing 39
cougars in all his hunting. Is there a
hunter in the county that can beat his
record for cougars.
J.R. Shaver and Major H ungate drove
several bead fine beef cattle to the Ore
gon City market recently.
Uncle Dan Halpruner visits us regu:
larly cn Saturday evenings as dancing
teacher. He has a large class here and
understands his business as a teacher.
Uncle Billy Vanghan had the tbisfciJr
tune to come in contact with the frame
of a gate with a bucket of hog feed.
While a hungry sow was on the Oppo
Dositeside came in contact with the
gate. The gate met Uncle Billy half
way. and a very black eye will explain
the balance. Uncle Billy said he thought
that the world had turned upside down
and then he had to hold to the grass to
keep from falling.
Jan. 30. X Y. Z.
First-class board at reasonable rates
can be obtained at the Red Front House.
These pleasant days cause the farmers
to think about sowing grain.
There is almost an epidemic of la
grippe about here, but most of the cases
J. Schwartz and L. D. Yoder are
hauling potatoes to Hubbard .
Our road supervisor, A. Montandon,
is busy replacing the bridges tuat were
washed out by the recent high water.
Warren Haskins is hauling lumber for
the bridge across Bear Creek.
Prof. T. M. Yo.ler, aciimpmied by
Mr. Waterman and son, all of Portland,
were visiting with the former's parents
Miss Sadie Crocker was the guest of
Miss Wolvrrton last Sunday.
Waiter Watson made a business trip
to Portland last week.
J . Wesley Yoder expects to go to Pen
dleton soon, where le has a position as
salesman in a iri'isic store.
Lawrence Hein and wife, of Elliott
Prairie, were the guests of Mr. Crocker
D. D. Rojeu and wife were visiting
f i ie.ids in Salem last Saturday and Sun
day. J. K. Hart will soon have his new
Aiiss Mabla Schwartz has teturned to
Jan. 28. S.
We are having tine weather, but there
are places in the roads that are almost
impassable deep mud or chuck holes.
Where is our road boss?
There are a great many around here
who have had la grippe, and some are
still sick with it.
Our postmaster, J. P. Irvin, has been
confined to the house for over a week
with la grippe.
Rev. Rich preached three discourses
in a very able manner at our school
house the 2titn and 27ll of January. He
will be here the '-'3 J aud 24th of Febru
ary. Alex Irvin was home Saturday and
Sunday to visit his parents. He still
works at Stone's saw null near Gresbam.
Wiiliaui Oattield, Russ Wilcox and Ed
Duncan have gone to work for Mr.
Mrs. Rena Duucan has la grippe,
' Mrs. Pinkley has an attack of la
Mrs. Irvin entertained a few friends
at her home on January 20th, iu honor
of Miss Clara Holmstrom's birthday.
Those present were Miss A. Hicinbolh
em, of Viola, Misses Ethel Jones, Flor
ence Davis, Agues Davis, Miss Holm
strom; Harry Austin, of Logan; Ross
and Ray Wilcox, Elmer and Marion
Davis, John and Alex Irvin. Delicious
reireshments were served at 11 o'clock.
At a late hour the guests departed fur
their homes wishing Miss Clara many
more happy birthdays.
Miss Holmstrom will soon close her
five months' term of school here. The
patrons and pupils hate to loose such a
John T Irvin is doing some slashing
on his place.
' We are about to lose one of our esti
mable young men, John Porter, who
talks of going to Iowa to see his best
girl. We wish you well, Johnnie, when,
Mr. McMillan, of Salem, is here
working on Emanuel Krigbaum's dry
We are sorry to report that our little
friend, Ruby Wagner, is quite ill with
some nervous trouble.
It has. been some time since I have
seen any items from this neck of the
woods so I will try it a crack.
The Stone creamery is progressing
finely (on paper) and we believe that it
will be a real creamery before long, as
there are plenty of good energetia enter
prising citizens here, who are not afraid
to help (do tbe wind work) to .push it
along, and we will have creamery but
ter to put on our flapjacks and biscuits.
The Stone schoolhouse will soon have
a new fence around its ground. George
Stewart and J. Hattan have the posts ,
all set and most of the lumber on the
Stewart and Mnmpower have finished
their contracts of farm building, and
feel free again. 1
J . W. Watts says that his boy has
been helping do the chores of late.
William Skiivin was taken to a Port
land hospital last Saturday. He was
too sick to, ride in a wagon so the neigh
bors carried him to Oregon City, and
was taken on the boat to Portland,
where he could have the best of care
and treatment. We hope he will soon
be back with his family and friends.
The clear days and warm sun are giv
ing some of the boys the spring fever,
and we think that some of them have
been love struck, and fear that their
cases are past recovery, but of course
we won't give up all hope yet.
Walter Sbeppard has sold his place
and has gone to stay with relatives In
The Hatchery Literary and Debating
Society was badly beaten in a joint de
bate with the Breeze Hill Society, and
the society adjourned to meet next No
vember. Breeze Hill society is still ac
tive and is doing justice to all important
Jan. 30 O.
Mr. Montanden, our road supervisor,
is building a new bridge across Bear
Creek, as the old one had been waBhud
out by high water.
Louis Moshberger made a flying trip
to Portland last week.
. William Austin was in our midst last
Mr. Irving, the cattle buyer, drove a
large band of young cattle through this
place to his ranch a lew days ago.
Henry McNulty has bee laid up with
Farmers are taking advantage of the
Revival meetings began yesteiday at
the chcrch, and will continue for a week
or ten days under the. management of
Mr. Dick, pastor, and Mr. Staver, of
Forest Grove. I Bee no use in such
meetings in these enlightened days,
when preaching can be heard every Sun
day, and people have the liberty of read
ing bibles as much as the they like in
their own homes. Your truly religious
pei Bon needs no reviving, and those who
are not, are only rilled for the time with
a burst of religious fervor that soon
Funeral- services were held at the
Methodist church at Hubbard last Sun
day over the remains of Mrs. EtHe
Hamilton, daughter of Mrs. Reed, who
not long since lost her eldest boy, Jim,
in the Philippines. She has our sympa
thy. We are sorry to hear that Grandma
Coldron is sick in bed.
Jake Sweeny's lite is fast drawing to a
close. For some time he has been can
fined entirely to his bed, and now be is
almost unable to take any kind of nour
ishment. Mr. Peierson, our school teacher, had
a touch of la gripne and had to close
school for a week. We are glad he is again
able to resume his duties, as be is an
excelleut and successful Bchool toacher,
We met Arthur Todd having a fine
spin on his wheel. He was on his to
visit Dr. and Mrs. Carton, of Gervaia,
John Tyler is settling accounts, pack
ing up and making all arrangements to
No, not to get married,
but to go to Monmouth in search of
greater wisdom. Our best wishes go
with you, John, and may you find the
fountain of knowledge and drink deeply
Following is the report of school dis
trict No. 20, for the month ending Jan.
No. pupils enrolled, 29.
No. days taught, 13.
No. days attendance, 344.
No. times tardy, 6.
Those who were neither absent rior
tardy are: James Lamour, Charley
Parmer, Ensley Gribble, Fredrick Wal
lace, Katherine Lamour, Julia and Alma
Harms, Mary MurJock, Ella Klinger,
Dora Murdock, Lenora Abbott, Julia
Kabourefe, Edward Gibson, Louis Mur
dock, Mary Gibson, Amauda Klebe,
Ohristel Bowers, Ralph and Alien Grib
ble, Chester Smith, Lloyd and William
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and Joseph Gibson.
The report of the primary room is aa
No. davs taught, 20.
No. days attendance, 422.
No. days adsence, Sj,1.
Those who were neither absent nor
tardy are: Lela Smith, Pearl Parmer,
Lulu Parmer, Ida Helper and Lena
All of the patrons and onr friends are
invited to visit us.