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OREGON CITY COURIER-HERALD. FRIDAY,. MARCH 8, 1901.
IN HIS STEPS.
"What Would Jesus Do?"
' By CHARLES M. SHELDON.
fCopyrighted and published In book form by
the Advance Publishing Co. ol Chicago.J
The man handed back the paper, and
the boy glanced at it hurriedly. Then
he whistled, while a bewildering look
crept over his face. Seeing another boy
running by with papers, he called out,
"Say, Sam, lemme see your pile I " A
hasty examination revealed the remark
able fact that all the copies of The
News were silent on the prizefight.
"Here: give nie another paper, one
with the prizefight account 1" shouted
the customer. He received it and walk
ed oil, while the two boys remained
comparing notes and lost in wonder at
the event. "Somp'n slipped a cog in
The Newsy sure," said first boy, but
ho couldn't toil why and rushed over to
The News office to find out.
There were several other boys at the
delivery room, and they were all ex
cited and disgusted. The amount of
slangy remonstrances hurled at the clerk
back of the long counter would have
driven any one else to despair. He was
used to more or less of it all the time
and consequently hardened to it.
Mr. Norman was just coming down
stairs on his way home, and he paused
as he went by the door of the delivery
room and looked in. '
"What's the matter here, George?"
he risked the clerk as he noted the un
"The boys say they can't sell any
copies of The News tonight because the
prizefight is not in it," replied George,
looking curiously at the editor, as so
many of the employees had done during
Mr. Norman hesitated a moment,
then walked into the room and con
fronted the boys.
"How many papers are there here,
boys? Count them out. and I'll buy
There was a wild stare and a wild
counting of papers on the part of the
"Give them their money, George,
and if any of the other boys come in
with the same complaint buy their un
sold copies. Is that fair ?" he asked the
bevs. who were smitten into unusual
silence by the unheard of action on the
part of the editor.
"Fairl Well, I should But will
you keep dis up ? Will dis be a con
tinual performance for de benefit of de
Mr. Norman smiled slightly, but he
did not think it was necessary to an
swer the question. He walked out of
the office and wont home. On the way
he could not avoid that constant query,
"Would Jesus have done it?" It was
not so much with reference to this last
transaction as to the entire motive that
had urged him on since he had made
the promise. The newsboys were neces
sarily sufferers through the action he
had taken. Why Bhonld they .lose money
by it? They were not to blame. He was
a rich man and could afford to put a
little brightness into their lives if he
chose to do it. He believed as he went
on his way homo that Jesus would have
done either what he did or something
similar in order to be free from any
possible feeling of injustice. He was
not .deciding these questions for any
one else, but for his own conduct He
was not in a position to dogmatize, and
he felt that he could answer only with
his own judgment and conscience as to
his interpretation of Jesus' probable
action. The falling off in sales of the
paper ho had in a certain measure fore
seen, but he was yet to realize the full
extent of the loss to the paper if such a
1 policy should be continued.
During the week he was in receipt of
numerous letters commenting on the
absence from The News of the account
of tbo prizefight. Two or three of these
letters may be of interest
tilltor of The News;
lii'nr Sir-1 have lim-n deriding tor some time to
chniife my paper. 1 wont a Journal that li up to
the Omen, prvirivsaivii and imterirUinir, supply
init the imhllc demand at all point. The reeent
Irrak o( yuut piiper In refusing to print the ac
count of the fuinoua conical at the Keaort haa
decided me Biwlly to change my paper. I'leaao
discontinue it. Very truly yours, .
Here followed the name of a business
man who had been a subscriber for
Edward Norman, Editor o! The Daily New. Ray j
inoml: . j
Dear Ed What ! thli actuation you have given
the people of your lurgt Hope you don't intend
to try the "reform uuslnrea" through the avenue
of the priss. ll'a daniferoua to experiment much
along that line. Take my advice and nick to
tho euteiprialng modern methoda you have made
K successful for The New. The public want!
prltellghta and audi, tiive It what it wants and
Irt some one else do the reforming business.
Here followed vho name of one of
Norman's old friends, the editor of a
daily in nn adjoining town.
My Pear Mr. Norman 1 hasten to write you a
rote of appreciation for the evident carrying out
of your promise It ia a splendid beginning, and
no one feels the value of It better thun 1 da I
know something of what it will coal you, but not
all. Your pastor, lUsur Mukhu.
One letter which he 'opened immedi
ately after reading this from Maxwell
revealed to him something of tho loss to
hia business that possibly awaited him
l.r. l'Jv.ird Norman, Kdltor of The Pally Newt:
Hear Sir At the expiration of my advertising
limk you will do me the favor not to continue as
you liitve done heretofore, 1 tnehse check Kr
payment in full and shall consider my account
wiih your paper dosed after date. Very truly
Here followed the name of one of the
l.trgrst dealers in tobacco in the city,
lie bud been in the habit of inserting a
column of conspicuous advertising and
paying for it a very large price.
Edward Norman Wld this letter down
Tery thoughtfully, and ttten after a mo
ment he took up a copy of his paper
and looked through the advertising col
umns. There was no connection im
plied in the tobacco merchant's letter
between the omission of the prizefight
and the withdrawal of the advertise-,
ment, but he could not avoid putting
the two together. In point of fact, he
afterward learned that the tobacco deal
er withdrew his advertisement because
he had heard that the editor of The
News was about to enter upon some
Queer reform policy that would be cer
tain to reduce its subscription list - ,
But the letter directed Norman's at
tention td the advertising phase of his
paper. He had not considered this be
fore. As he glanced over the columns
he could not escape the conviction that
Jesus could not permit some of them in
his paper. What would Jesufc do with
that of her long advertisement of liquor ?
Raymond enjoyed a system of high li
cense, and the saloon and the billiard
hall and the beer garden were a part of
the city's Christian civilization. He
was simply doing what every other
business man in Raymond did, and it
was one of the best paying sources of
revenue. What would the paper do if
it cut these out? Could it live? That
was the question. But was that the
question, after all ? "What would Jesus
do?" That was the question he was an
swering, or trying to answer, this week.
Would Jesus advertise whisky and. to-bar-co
in his naDer?
Edward Norman asked it honestly,
and after a prayer for help and wisdom
he asked Clark tc come into the office.-
Chirk came in feeling that the paper
was at a crisis and prepared for almost
anything after his Monday morning ex
perience. This was Thursday.
"Clark," said Norman, speaking
slowly and carefully, "I have been
looking at our advertising columns and
have decided to dispense with some of
the matter as soon as the contracts run
out. I wish you would notify the ad
vertising agent not to solicit or renew
the ads. I have marked here."
He handed the paper with the marked
places over to Clark, who took it and
looked over the columns with a very
"This will mean a great loss to The
News. How long do yon think yon can
keep this sort of thing up ?" Clark was
astonished at the editor's action and
could not understand it.
"Clark, do you think if Jesus were
the editor and proprietor of a daily pa
per in Raymond he would print adver
tisements of whisky and tobacco in it?"'
Clark looked at his chief with that
same look of astonishment which had
greeted the question before.'
"Well, no i I don't sttppose he would.
But what has that to do with us? We
can't do as he would. .Newspapers can't
be run on any such basis. "
"Why not?" asked Edward Norman
"Why not? Becanse they will lose
more money than they make; that's
all. " Clark spoke out with an irritation
that he really folt VWe ehall certainly
bankrupt the paper with this sort of
"Do yon think bo?"' Norman asked
tho question not as if he expected an
answer, but simply as if he were talk
ing with himself. After a pause he
"You may direct Marks to do as 1
said. I believe it is what Jesus would
do, and, as I told you, Clark, that is
what I have promised to try to do for a
year, regardless of what the results
may be to me. I cannot believe that by
any kind of reasoning we could reach
a conclusion justifying Jesus in the ad
vertisement in this age of whisky and
tobacco in a newspaper. There are some
other advertisements of a doubtful
character I Bhall study into. Mean
while I feel a conviction in regard to
these that canuot be silenced. "
Clark went back to his dosk feeling
as if he had been in the presence of a
very peculiar person.
Ho could not grasp the meaning of it
all. lie felt enraged and alarmed. He
was sure any such policy would ruin
tho pa INT as soon as it became generally
known that tho editor was trying to do
everything by such an absurd moral
standard. What would become of busi
ness if this standard were adopted?' It
would upset every custom and intro
duce endless confusion. It was simply
foolishness, it was downright idiocy,
so Clark suid to himself, and when
Marks was informed of tho action he
seconded the managing editor with
some very forcible ejaculations. What
was the matter with the chief? Was
he insane? Was he goiug to bankrupt
the wholo business?
But Edward Norman had not faced
his most serious problem.
When ho came down to the office Fri
day morning, he was confronted with
the usual programme for tho Sunday
morning edition Tho News was one of
tho few evening papers to issue a Sun
day edition, and it had always been re
markably successful financially. There
was an average of one page of literary
and religious items to ill) or 40 pagcg
of sport, theater gossip, fashion, so
ciety and political notorial. This made
a very interesting magazine of all sorts
of reading matter and had always been
welcomed by all the subscribers, church
members and all. as a Sunday necessity.
Edward Norman now faced this fact
and put to himself the question, "What
would Jesus do?" If he were editor of
a paper, would he deliberately plan to
put into tho homes of all the church
people and Christians of Raymond such
a collection of reading ' matter on tho
one dav of tho week which ought to be
given up to something better and holi
er? IIo was of course familiar with the
regular argument for tho Sunday paper
that the public needed something of
the sort, and the workingman especial
ly, who would not go to church any
way, ought to have something enter
taining and instructive on Sunday, his
only day of rest But suppose the Sun
day morning paper did not pay. Sup
pose there was no money in it. How
eager would the editor or the proprietor
be then to supply this crying need of
the workingman? Edward Norman
'communed honestly with himself over
the subject. Taking everything into
account, would Jesus probably edit a
Sunday morning paper, , no matter
Whether it paid? That was not the
anestion. As a matter of fact The Sun
day News paid so well that it would be
a direct loss of thonsands of dollars to
discontinue it. Besides, the regular
subscribers had paid for a seven day
paper. Had he any right now to give
them anything less than they had sup
posed they had paid for?
He was honestly perplexed by the
question. So much was involved in the
discontinuance of the Snnday edition
that for the first time he almoSt de
clined to be guided by the standard of
Jesus' probable action. He was sole
proprietor of the paper. It was his to
shape as he chose. He had no board of
directors to consult aa to policy. But as
he sat there surrounded by the usual
quantity of material for the. Sunday
edition he reached some definite con
clusions, and among them was the de
termination to call in the force of the
paper and frankly state his motive and
He sent word for Clark and the other
men in the office, including the few re
porters who were in the building and
the foreman, with what men were in
the composing room (it was early in the
morning, and they were not all in), to
come into the mailing room. This was
a large room, and the men came m,
wondering, and perched around on the
tables and counters. ' It was a very un
usual proceeding, but thsy all agreed
that the paper was being run on new
principles anyhow, and they all watched
Mr. Norman curiously as he spoke.
"I called you in hereto let you know
my plans for the future of The News. I
propose certain changes which I believe
are necessary. I understand that some
things I have already done are regarded
by the men as very strange. I wish to
state my motive in doing what I have
done." Here he told the men what he
had already told Clark, and they stared,
as he had done, and looked as painfully
' "Now, in acting on this standard of
conduct I have reached a conclusion
which will no doubt cause some sur
prise. I have decided that the Sunday
morning edition of The News shall be
discontinued after next Sunday's issue.
I shall state in that issue my reasons
for discontinuing. In order to make up
to the subscribers the amount of read
ing matter they may suppose them
selves entitled to, we can issue a double
number on Saturday, as is done by very
many evening papers that make no at
tempt at a Sunday edition. I am con
vinced that, from a Christian point of
view, more harm than good has been
done by our Sunday morning paper. I
do not believe that Jesus would be re
sponsible for it if he were in my place
today. It will occasion some trouble to
arrange the details caused by this
change with the advertisers and sub
scribers. That is for me to look after.
The change itself is one that will take
place. So far as I can see, the loss will
fall on myself. Neither the reporters
nor the pressmen need make any par
ticular changes in their plans. "
To be continued.
To Dr. W. E. Carll : We, the under
higtied tax paying residents of school
district No. 62, of Clackamas county,
Oregon, well knowing the great interest
vou have al all times taken in our pub
lic schools and believing that it will lie
to the best interests f the dt-trict, we
respectfully aBk that yon become a can
didate for school director for suid dis-
W B Zumwalt, J J Cooke. R 17
Holman, C G Huntley, S L Selling, C N
Greenman, F T Barlow, H L Kelly, 0 G
Miller, Frank Btisch, L Rueotiioh, 0 A
VVllley, 0 Schuebel, Agnes Selim-bel, L
Adams, U F Horton, T P Randall. Mrs
F M Burmeister, A J Montgomery, F J
Meyer, A 8 Dresser, E C MaiHoek, G 15
Ditiiick. F C Miller, pr, Peter Nehren, J
G Porter, Eli Williams, Thos V Ryan, G
E Haves, Geo 0 Brownoll, L L Pickens,
J E Hedges. Franklin T Griffith, J A
Moore, 0 Hartman, Henry Metdrum,
F. 0. Miller, jr., and others.
To M, 0. Strickland, Mi D. : We, the
undersigned taxpayers and patrons of
school district No. 02, recognizing your
hmh personal standing, and excellent
ouaJilieaiion for the ollice of school diiec-
lor. and deeming it to tne oest imerest
of the public schools of Oregon City, re-
sin ctfullv petition vou to permit your
name to come uelore tne punne as a can
didate for director of school district :so.
D 0 Lhtouretle. Charles Albright, Ja
cob Caseell, George A Harding, H 0
Stevens. W H oting, u W Grace, A
Robertson, K W Brwn, francia wetsi
Chailes M Mason, G H Wishart. JW
Blanev. George Keddaway, s hly, W
M Shank, W H Wilson, 0 W Pone, T
S Laurence, W II Howell, W Rumbo, J
Trombath, John W Welly, Tom ( owing
0 R Noblttt.C 11 Logus, E N Wells .
A McGlitBbHii, H M llarnden, A Mosier,
P G Shark, G 11 Young, O W East ham
FA Miles, R D Wilson.
Skefrh of Contain liurton.
The following brief account of the
life of Captain Burton, who was buried
here Tuesday, was handed in for ptihli
cation. The deceased was a brother of
Mrs. Forrest Andrews.
Cant am Albert rremont Hurton was
burn Feb. 21. 1863, in Denmark, Iowa
From the age of 16, he was engaged
teae.hitnr. In June, 1S98 he enlisted as
captain of Co. H, Fifty first Iowa Volun
teers. He participated in the i'hilippiiies
and lli!o expeditions and was in the en
gagements of Sun Roque, Feb. 9 and
15, 1899; tjuingua, April 23, 1S99; PnlU
lan, (east and west) April 24, 1S99; Cal
utnpit, April 25, 1S9,1; San Fernando,
Mav 25-0. June Its, 22, 30; July 4, 1899.
In S'ovtmber, 1899, he went with his
company to Yillisea, Iowa, and was
mustered out of service. His military
record Is endorsed as "honest and faith
ful," by Colonel John O. Leper, of the
Fifty-first Iowa regiment. After receiv
ing "bis honorable discharge he remained
a few months in Yillisea and then went
to Ogden and Salt Lake, at the latter of
which he died on Feb. 22.
The Mitchell Election.
It was with some surprise that I no
ticed a letter from "Corporal" (piesutu
ably a populist or democrat) in which
be rejoices at the election of Mitchell
and defends Dresser. He speaks of
Dresser as having been "held up" by
Hie Corbett gang; yet if he will consult
files of the Oregonian or The Oregon In
dependent for Feb., 1897 he will find
copies of the letter with which the
much-lauded Mitchell "held up" the re
publicans in those days and forced them
to "sign up" for Mitchell or meet the
opposition of the Mitchell machine.
So it will be een that this form of
Lull-dogging is nothing new, and that
the saintly Hippie he left in the East
under ' peculiarly disgraceful circum
stances, came out West and changed
his name to Mitchell, is fully the equal
of Corbett or Simon in political corrup
tion. There ia little choice between the
three on the score of honesty. Let us
not foiget the republican primaries in
Portland in '96, s.ugging, shooting, ra
zots flying in tne tir; why, Dennybrook
lair was not .. circumstance compared to
it. No. there is little o choose between
the two gangs and the fusion members
Who voted for Mitchell in idea and mis
lake, to say the leasl. There was no
excuse whatever for doing so. If the op
position to republicanism had kept
"hands off" and lift toe failure to elect
any senate resting with the republicans,
theobjt-ct lesson fop direct election of
senators would have been worth far
more than anything Mitchell can ossi
biy say or do. Again, what proof have
Wb of his sinceri.v ? No one could have
been a stronger advocate of free silver
than he was while this question was not
an issue, contending lbti me eionuge o
ilver was the most necei-Bury ot all re
forms, but when the. tinal lest came in
9b and silver was the issue, while lowue
Teller, our owu Barklev and a host of
other silver republicans, placing princi
ple before panyor the hopes ol Inture
political preferment, left a party that no
longer represented their piinciples,
Mitchell bowed down before the golden
calf and the "burning issue" with him
became, not froe coinage but how to yet
to the senate. Again, a vote tor Mit
chell was a vote for imperialism. How
can our fusion anti-imperialists endure
I am pleased to see that the (Jourier-
Herald doe not endorse ur cond tie this
action. As for Dresser In should be
ashamed to plead the Uaby.aot. He
knew as well as any one how corrupt
Corbett was and any excuse that he has
uet discovered buco corruption is sim
ply silly ; ihe verieBt child's play. Cor
bett, bad as he no doubt is, has one vir
tue, he has been a consistent gold-stan
dard advocate for years, while Mitchell
was playing to the hilver galleries He
has been an opeu and avowed foe of all
eform, and as such was less dangerous
and more entitled to respect than the
wily snake-in-the-grass who is "all things
to all men." Republicans should now
be proud ; at last they are represented in
the U. S senate by (he two most noted
corrupt ionists in Oregon, while the rest
of us must be consoled bv the certainty
that at least they can never elect worse
ones. Geo. I'glh,
Don't fail to ste"Between Two Hearts'
at Shively's next week.
Following is a memorial on the death
o' Sister Velma Gerber, Hall o f Harding
Grange, March 2, 1901;
Whereas, God in His wisdom has, for
his own wise purpose called from her la
bors upon earth, Sister Velma Gerber,
beloved wife of Samuel "Gerber, there
fore be it
Resolved, That in-the death of Velma
Gerber, the order has lost one of its most
honored and moBt usetui members; a
woman who devoted the force of her
high intellectual and social attainments
to the grange. ,
Resolved, 1 imt we extend to the bus
ban- and little children our deepest,
sympathies, and commend them to the
care of a merciful Providence.
Resolved, That a copv of of these
resolutions be placed on file in the jour
nal of this grange ; that a copy be sent
to the aftlicted husband, and a copy bo
sent to the following papers for publica
tion : Northwest Pacific Farmer, Oregon
City Enterprise and Oregon Citv Cour
O. D. RonniNs,
L. H. Kirciikm,
Lauha Kirch em,
The I'. M. C. A.'s r.rhjh. Fatvre.
While things have apparently been
very dark with the Young Men's Christ
ian Association they have in reality been
brightening up. It seems that that the
practicability of the work and the op
portunities provided by the present prop
erty for making it permanent and suc
cessful have come to the notice of some
of our best business men and conse
quently they are supporting it in the
most practicable way. It seems that a
joint movement ia on foot amongst five
of th" largest firms to aid very materially
in paying off the indebtedness incurred
through securing the present property.
The plan is that these raise $140') on
condition that $1200 additional be se
cured. The five firms interested and the ap
portionment is as follows: Willamette
Pulp and Paper Co., MOO; Oregon City
Manufacturing Co., $2)0; Crowu Paper
Co., $250; Portlaud Flouring Mill, $250;
P. rtland General Electric Co., $250.
The above amounts are all con
ditional upon $1200 additional being
raised and also upon each other. All
except the woolen mills have pledged
their respective amounts. The board of
this firm has not been able to give the
matter a definite reply on account of the
sickness of one of its members. No
fears are felt but it will assist in carry
ing out this most worthy move.
With the amount raised the plan is to
reduce the indebtedness to $1000 or $500
and to also fit up the building in such a
way as will make it attractive and capa
ble of accommodating all who may oin.
WORKING 24 HOURS A DAY.
There's no rest for those tireless little
workers Dr. King's New Life Pills.
Millions are always busy, curing Torpid
liver, Jaundice, Biliousness, Fever and
Ague. They banish Sick Headache,
drive out Malaria. Never gripe or
weaken. Small, taste nice, work won
ders. Try them. 25c p.t Geo. A. Hard
ing's drug store.
(Corrected on Thursday.)
Flour Best $2 903.40; graham
Wheat Walla Walla 5355cj valley
58c59; bluestem 57c.
Oats Whit 44 45c ; gray 42 43c.
Barley Feed $16; brewing $16 per t.
Millstuffs Bran $15 ; middlings 21 J
shorts $18; chop $16.
Hay Timothy $3 213; clover, 79;
Oregon wild $7.
B itter Fancy ere.tmiry 5) an I 55c !
store, 25 anil 30.
Eggs 12 1-2 ecnts per doz.
' Poultry Mixed chickens $3.003.50j
hens $3.504; springs $2(tf3 50; geese
$67; ducks $56J; live turkeys 11
12c ; dressed, 1214c.
Million Gross, best sheep, weathers
and ewes, sheared, $4 50; dressed, 6
and 7 cents per pound.
Hogs choice heavy ,;$500 and $5 25 j
light, $5 ; dressed, 5 1-2 and 6 cents per
Veal Large, 6 1-2 and 7 cents per
Beef Gross, top steers, $4 50 and $5,
dressed beef, 7 and 8 cents per pound,
Chese Full cream 12c per pound
Young America 13c.
Potatoes 45 and 50 cents per sack.
Vegetables Beets $1; turnips 75c
per sack; garlic 7c per lb; cabbage $1.65
l.bO per 100 pounds; cauliflower 75c
per dozen; patsnips 85o per sack ; celery
8090o per dozen; asparagus 78c;
peas otgic per pouna.
Dried fruit Apples evaporated 5(36:
sun-dried sacks or boxes 3(S4e: neare
sun and evaporated 8gc; pitless plums
78c; Italian prunes 57c; extra
silver choice 57.
. Corrected on Thursday.
Wheat, wagon, 53.
Potatoes, 50 and 50 cents per sack.
Eggs 13 1-2 cents per dozen.
Butter, dairy, 35 to 45c ner roll :
Dried apples, 5 to 6c per pound
Dried prunes Italians, 4c:
and German, 3c.
Furnished Every Week by Clacka
mas Abstract & Trust Co.
J H Hilton to James McGill, part
ne 1-4 of sec 30, tp 4, 1 e 100
L O May to James McGill, 7 1-2
acres in sec 3J, tp 4, le 200
James McGill wWS Hurst tract
in sec 30 tp 4, 1 e 300
Mrs A Andrews to A F Andrews,
lot 9, block 41, Oswego .. . ... 1
J aevick to H P Eanttuan, lots 3
and 4, block 4, New Era 60
John Duffy to F Bnsch, e 1-2 of e
1-2 of sec 26, tp 4, 4 e 350
Charles Moran to A Kleinsmith,
lot 1, block 2, Fairview ad toOr
J uraham t' G P .VlcNeer, sw of
swofseofswof nwofseof bbc
20, 3 e 1200
Willamette Land Co to F B Car
negie, It 1, blk 5, Appersou Sud
P f 150
G Clarke to E F Riley, s of se of e
of bw of sec 33, 6, I e 200
T S Hands to E S Oollinsi se of sec
12,6, 3 e '. 720
J B Moore to A ri Macy, part lote 1
and 2, blk 12J, Oiegou City.... 250
Kellogg Trausp Co to FC Wimbles,
127 as in elm 37,3, lw 2600
Wm Stewart lo C O Peterson, lots
5 and 6 blk 105, O 0 500
John Dotty to .VJ L Hayward, tract
in Holmes elm 800
R M Hearth to R L Russell, w of
nly of blk 109, Gladstone 76
C J Naught to H BePig, lot 2 of n
i oi sw of sec 5, 2, 3 e 1
11 A. Allen to R Hickman, 7 as in
sec 5, 3, 3 e 52
J N Brauihall to H E Brainhall. se
of lie ot and i.e oi te of sec 32, 1
1,5 e 225
K Woltia to G Keller, 101 as in stc
29, and 40, 1 e 4000
E F Riley to J Paquet, 8 (as in
sec 24, 6, 1 e 90
W D Bu.-key to F W Dehman, lot 3
bcc 8, 3, 3 e 430
A Hnrriiigtou to A Harrington, 100
ae in tec 5, 4, 3 e 5
S Kand I ct al to H C Cabell, n of
etc 2, 1, 2 e 15
If J Lund to J Burke, no of sec 3
4, 1 e . . .. 500
J G Mum power to W D Stew art, 76
as in Bee 15, 2, 3 e 300
A J Douglas to J W Douglas, et al,
1-10 in s of Be of 34 and not ne
of sec 3, 3, 4 620
R A McCuliy to D Douglas, s of se
of Bee 84, 2, 4 e 300
J W Douglas et al to A Uouglas, s
of sw ot sec 34 aud n of ne of see
34 and n of ne of sec 3, 3, 4 e. . . . 2500
G O Pinearson to 0 G Miller .lots 1
and 2, blk 16, lots 2 and 19 in blk
18 and 3 aud 4 in blk 4 in Glad
stone . 1
E Long to C Hunter, sw of nw of
sec 7, 2, 3 e (350
F Koth to .VI E Wingart.lots 42 and
43, Pruneland 420
F Roth toCJ Roth, tracts 40, 41,
44 and 45, Pruneland 500
School Elect I in.
With the exception .of the Oregon
City district, school elections were held
all over the county last Monday. The
tesiilta of a few of theelection9 are g'ven
as follows :
West Oregon City There was a lively
contest here over the otiice of director,
C. A. McMillan being elected over E.
Parker, the vote standing 55 to 32. T.
J. Gary was fleeted clerk without much
Canemah director, C. O. Rose; cletk.
Willamette Falls director, C. A.
Miller ; clerk, O. F. Olson ; re-elected.
Parkplace director, J.T. Apperson;
clerK, iieorge . Howard; re-elected.
Clackamas Station director. E. C.
uuaptuan ; cietK, t,. r. uedman ; re
elected for the eighth time;
Meadowbrook director. R. II. Snod-
grass; clerk, D. H. Looney.
mversiue, near uanby director one
year, Colonel Whipple; director three
years, U. C. Claussen; clerk, F. A.
Sleight. A move is being agitated to
i consolidate the Canby, Mundorf and
Riverside districts. The latter district
includes a portion of the corporate . lim
its of Canby.
George director, Frank Ocho; clerk,
Julius 'Paulsen ; both re-elected.
Stone No. 30 director, H. M. Rieb
hoff; clerk, G.T. Watts.
Redland director, James Fullam, re
elected ; clerk, William Stone.
Highland, No. 33 director, B.s F.
Mitchelll; clerk, G. R. Miller.re-elected.
Maple Lane director, J. C. Dixon,
re-elected ; clerk, F. W. Cramer.
No. 82 director, O. Wilhelm; clerk,
Mrs. H. Goulding.
Damascus No. 75 director, one year,
O. W. Grifhn; director three years,
John Du'nlap j clerk, M. W. Gardner.
Regular Monthly Meeting Held
At the regular monthly meeting of the
city council Wednesday night, all the
men-bers were present, except Huntley.
Liquor licenses were gaauted to Ed
ward Bums, J. W. Cole and Frank
Nehren, The bid of the Courier-Herald
for doing the city printing was re
ferred to the finance committee. The
vote cast a; the firemen's election was
canvassed, and the result was found as
The County Board of Commissioners
notified the city that the road to the
hatchery had been completed, and that
they were now ready to receive the $700
due on subscription for that improve
ment. An ordinance was read the first time
authorizing the city to pay H. Weinhard
$655.23 on account of the sewer con
structed by him several years ago.
The committee on streets and public
property reported adversely against the
petition of E U Woodward to erect a
bulletin board on the Singer hill. The
petition for a new sidewalk on 14th
The petitions for electric lights at 12th
and Taylor and other locations were de
nied. Koerner moved that the arc
lights at the corner of Main and Eighth,
and Fourth and Main streets be ordered
removed. It was finally decided to re
fer the matter to th street committee to
report rt the next meeting.
The committee on streets reported ad
versely to establishing a new city pound,
as it was considered cheaper to pay
rental on the premises of Mrs. H. L. L.
Clark, for that purpose.
The matter of refunding the city's
bonded indebtedness, which becomes
due in May, was referred to the finance
City Attorney Dresser, who had been
investigating the matter, gave his opin
ion that the ordinance granting the East
Side Railway a 43-year franchise to op
eiate passenger and freight cars on Main
street, was not valid for the reason that
it was passed at an adjourned meeting
of the council, at which the first read
ing w ib had ; that an adjourned meeting
was only a continuation of-the regular
ession, and according to the charter an
ordinance must be read at two separate
meetings. He further stated that he
had been unable to find anything that
would show the line of demarkation
between freight and passenger cars. On
the latter proposition his opinion was
not satisfactory to the majority of the
members of the council. The ordinance
distinctly states that the East Side Com
pany shall be permitted to run an ex
oress c tr on Main street under certain
restrictions, and councilmen present,
who were members at the time the ordi
nance was passed state that the intent of
law was for the running of only one box
or express car. A motion carried that
the matter be referred to the committee
on streets and public property with
power to act and to employ additional
Clackama County Grangers Meet
and Elect, Delegates to State
DeWates from the various Clackamas
county granges met in the county court
room Tuesday afternoon and held their
annual convention for the purpose of
electing delegates to attend the State
Grange, which convenes in Albany on
the fourth Tuesday in May. The meet
ing was called to order bv Past Grand
Lecturer J S. Casto, of Warner Grange,
and on motion he was elected chairman.'
County Clerk E. H . Cooper was
elected secretary. The fnllowing
delegates were present fro u the
local grangt s :
Oswego Grange G. R. Stephenson, 0.
C. Borland, Mrs. C. A. Locey.
Molilla Grange J. W. Thomas, J. R.
Shaver, Mrs. M. S Howard.
Tualatin Grange O. P. Sharp, F. P.
Larson, A. F. Turner.
Harding Grange, Logan 0. D. Rob
bins, A. M. Kirehem, B. C. Hawley.
Warner Grange, New Era .1. S. Casto,
George Lazelle, Lilly Wink
Central Grange, Beaver Oreek William
Grisenthwaite, O. E. Spence, . D.
Milwaukie Grange Miles Rowen, A.
Luelling, Mrs. M.J. Roberts,
Highland Grange G. R. Miller, Noia
Miller, M.O. Gard.
Springwater Grange John Stormer,
The following were elected delegates
to attend tne State Grange: John
Stormer, of Springwater; T. R. A-
Sellwood, of Milwaukie; J. W. Thomas.
of Molalla. Alternates. James Shiblev.
of Springwater; Mrs. M J. Roberts, of
Milwaukie, and G. R. Miller, of High
land. A gene-al discussion followed for the
good of the order.
Margaret J. Bowen died Feb.. 10,
1901, aged 67 years, 2 months and 10
days. The deceased was born in Nicho
las county, Kentucky, December 1st,
1833, and with her parents moved to Illi
nois in 1835. In 1800 she was married
to Timothy Bowen, her mai Jen name
being Linn. She was the mother of
four children, but only one survives her.
In 1865 they cajie to Oregon and she
was a resident of Clackamas county un
til her death. When a young girl she
united with the M. E. church and was a
devoted Christian all her life and bore
i her afflictions with Christian patience.