Image provided by: Oregon City Public Library; Oregon City, OR
About Oregon City courier=herald. (Oregon City, Or.) 1898-1902 | View Entire Issue (April 5, 1901)
COURIER ESTABLISHED MAY, 1883
HERALD ESTABLISHED JULY, 1893
INDEPENDENT ESTABLISHED 1898
OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 5,1901''
18th YEAR, NO. 46
CONSOLIDATED IMPLEMENT COMP'Y
Grebe, Harder & -Co.
182, 184, 186 Madison Street, West End of Bridge,
AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS AMD VEHICLES
w.i..'ji,'.,.v..'--a.'iM''--.1..r.-J'- .C iit a.'i'-'.'v -awif- X.X
i ........ f...'.-a-.'. v tv.ta ;. .s,-
Remember we have the finest stock of the best makes to be found
in Portland, including Farm and Spring Wagons, Baggies, Carriages,
and Carts, Mowers, Rakers, Tedders and Hay Tools, Hay Presses,
Grain Drills, Plows, Cultivators, Disc and Spring Tooth Harrows
Pumos Harness, Bicycles, Etc. '
Main Store and . W&vehonse, No. 140, 146 Sixth Street North,
PORTLAND, - - - OREGON
POPE & CO.
Hardware, Stoves, Syracuse Chilled and Steel Plows,
Harrows and Cultivators, Planet Jr., Drills and
Hoes, Spray Pumps, Imperial Bicycles.
PLUMBING A SPECIALTY
Cor. Fourth and Main Sts. OREGON CITY
Animals, Ti iss and Aew Scliool
District Methods Discussed
at Blount PUasant.
' A very interesting Bession of the
Olachama? County Teachers' Association
was held at Mount Pleasant Saturday,
special features being discussed. "Ani
mals 01 Ulackamas tJounly, oy Millard
Hyatt; "Trees of Clackamas County,"
by Rev. A. J. Montgomery ; a discussion
on the changes in the system of school
districts, led by Professor T. J. Gary,
and an elaborate dinner prepared and
served by the ladies of that school dis
trict. Millard Hyatt has evidently made a
study of Clackamas county animals from
early childhood, and his work as forest
ranger in the Cascade mountains, has
given him additional opportunities for
acquiring more complete information
concerning their characteristics. i'olL
lowing is the substance of his lecture in
Mostof the animals common to this
zone are found in Clackamas county, at
least, modified forms of them, The cat
tribe is well represented in this county,
the most formidable being the cougar,
which is called the mountain lion in
California, panther or painter in the
Eastern states. Scientists give only
one species of the cougar, but some peo
ple claim that there are two kinds. The
habits of the animal are such one may
be very near him, and not be aware of
the monster's presence. Some claim
that cougars kill deer for food, while
others positively assert that they do not.
In habit the cougar is cowardly, and is
not dangerous unless thoroughly cor
nered. Yo..ng cougars are Yery at
tractive animals, but become cross as
they become older under domestication.
The lynx and wild or box cat differ in
that the former has a long tuft of hair
on the back of the head, and a fringe of
hair around the jaws. They live on
birds and email animals. The black
bear is the mi st common animal of that
family found in Cb.ckams county. It
eats that part of the deer left after the
cougar is through with it. The brown
bear also, is found in Clackamas county,
but is known that it never takes on
much flesh. These two varieties of
the bear have feet shaped some
thing after the form of the human foot.
The cinnamon has has occasionally
been found here, but it has entirely dif
ferent Bhaped feet a flat round foot not
classified, resemblling that of the cou
gar. Grizzly bear are said to have
been Been on the head waters of the
Santiam and Breitenbush in Clackamas'
The dog family too, is pretty well rep
resented. The gray wolf is the largest,
and is found in the foothills, but usually
keep out of eight. It has a very large
foot of a long-pointed shai e . There are
two kinds of gray wolves found in this
county. A few red foxes lire foiled hrrc.
The coyote is well known, and is a keen
And now for clean, new Lace
Curtains, Portieres,-Carpets, Rugs,
The season is almost here when
you'll need them.
It will pay you to do your buy
ing early. We are making some
famous reductions rTow, and are
showing our very best designs.
Lace Curtains, latest design, 10c
and 15c per yard.
I . W. C.
I Agricultural Implements and Vehicles
I 210-214 rSONT STBEST, PCRTMKD, OREGON.
Steel and Chilled
Hoe and I) so
Mountain Hacks and
NEW MODEL "STEEL BEAUTY."
Harrows and Cultivators,
Uven' "Advance'.' Fanning
Horse Power and Steam
Feed and Root Cutters,
Bone and Cider Mills.
Write for Catalogue and Prices. CALL ON Q BEFORE EUYIMG.
and intelligent animal. Some times
two of them will chase deer, one ttking
a respite while the other does active
The members of the weasel family
found here are the otter, pine martin,
mink, weasels and skunks. The otter
has a beautiful fur; lives near the water.
and 1 sometimes takes toboggan slides,
several at a time into the water. The
pine martin is found in the woods and
heavy timber. The mink is not so
much of an amphibian animal as the ot
ter, it is interesting to observe the
weasel chase a rabbit. While the rab
bit apparently gains in the race, the
weasel follows the track by smell, keep
ing his nose close to the ground, finally
running the former down. The weasels
are very bloodthirsty animals. The
skunk is a very beautiful animal, but a
true weasel. There are three varieties
here, large spotted, small black and
The rodents are very numerous with
long curved, chisel-pointed teeth, which
continue-to grow during life. There are
still a great many beaver in the moun
tain streams, and willows can be found
with the bark peeled off, the handiwork
of the beaver. It is not believed that
the beavers ever engaged very exten
sively in dam building, although evi
dences of the past work ex'mt. It is
likely that most of their house building
is done in cold climates. Rodents are
doubled-moiUhed. with of set of grind
ing teeth " separated by a valve like
formation from the front or cutting
teeth. The porcupines evidently immi
grated here from Eastern Oregon, and
their barbed-Bhape quills bid under
neath long, brownish hair are dangerous
in effect unless soon extracted from the
parts whetfa they were thrown. An-
! other member of the rodent family is
the wooilrat, whose peculiarities are
well known. A species of mouse is
common to the mountain?, differing
from the ordinary house variety. The
lari;e gray squirrel frequent the Mo
lalla country, where oaa timber is plen
tiful, and are protected by legislative
enactment. Other varieties ara the pine
sq lirrel, chipmunk, gray digger, and a
variety larger than the pine squirrel
found in the fo ithilU or mountains.
The Utter travels sfter night, and par
takes of the nature of tho flying squirrel.
There is only one species of bat; the
mole lives on e.irth worms, and its fine
fnrisii'.tt d for not turning the wrong
way. Marmot, also are found in this
Deer exist in Clackamas county, and
bands of elk are occasionally seen in its j
boundaries. Tho ilwr annually tilinds j
its horns at this season oi the year, and
the antlers or horns a:iin attain their
full growth in September, When the
horns are growing out the (leer hide in
the deep wooded can vons, but as llu-y
become fully developed come out to the
Co'inty Superintendent Ziner s'atud
that the savagery of many animals de
depended on food and climatic con
. diti.jria. Thus in the rocky mountains
j where food was a scarcity the grizzly
1 bear and the cougar were naturally very
j bloodthirsty animals; also that it was
necessary for the beaver in cold climates
to build habitations. L. II. Andrews i the noble Or, and
told of an old resident in the Nehalem called fir tree in
coun'ry, w'io siid that he had seen
beaver sh irpening each others teeth.
One was lying on his back and the
beaver above was rubbing his upper
teeth against the lower set of the other,
thus grinding them down to a sharp
CHANOK IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
On the proram for discussion was the
following: "itesolved, That the Present
District System Should be Abolished."
Affirmative, T. J. Gary and Am Mc
Laughlin; and Alex Thomson and W.
II. Karr on the negative None of the
negative contestants were present, but
the affirmative argumeuts were pre
sented by Professor U.iry And Ara Mc
Laughlin The former slated that our
present district syjietn was not perfect;
that good teachers have been turned out
of positions on account of jealousy ou
the part of members of .the board He
suggested that these conditions might
be remedied if five or more districts
were placed under the direction of one
board of directors. Thera might be
three or five If the directors had
a larger territory, belter men might be
induced to accept the places, realizing
that it is a p milieu of honor. He would
not destroy the present system of school
districts, but would only huve the pri
mary grades taught in eac' separate dis
trict, and all above the seventh grade
could a'.tend a central r high school
conveniently situ ited for all the districts.
The principal of tho high scho could
superintend the primary seho Is, and a
more uniform system could thus ha se
cured. His plan was to have tin board
of five directors levy the annual tax,
tvhioh would do away with considerable
wrangling over the annuaul tux levy.
Mr. McL uuhlin called attention to the
fact that this Bvstem was already in
vogue in different slates, and the results
were gratifying. George Strickland
thought the present arrangement of dis
tricts was good enough for Ong m. Pro
fessor H. D VVilox favored the town
shin idea: tint the present district sys
tem originated in New England. For
effect, R ibert Ginlher clumpione 1 the
negative side ol the question.
TKKKS 09 CLACKAMAS CCUMTY.
Rev. A. Montgomery's lecture on the
the tr'es of Clackamas co inty should be
printed in book form for the instruction of
the youih of ibecoiintry. The lecture was
delivered fiom notes, and it is regretted
that inure of it could not be necuted for
thisisi-ue. There are GJ decidious trees
in Clackamas county, but. the sneaker
l(t those out of tin Hhort lecture given
Out ( the 34 conifer varieties on the
coast, 2U grow in Clackamas county ,
From a'i economic point of view trie cone
bearing evergreen tres arj the most
valuable of all. 1'igures were given
showing their special viliie, and the ad
vantages of slutting economic lio'any
The yew is the peer of any finishing tree
in Oregon, and hI-o is durable va!MIl
for uohih. The West era hemlock is of
considerable economic value. The so
called cedar in this county is noi ced.ir.
The geumne fir is the iiiosU b-autifnl
of any tree of the family, with its sym
metrical limbs, fully developed leaves
and cones aUavs growing upward. The
uroDer name for the so-called larch is
me most commonly
the Douglas pruc.
The speaker, also showed that vegeta
tion affected our climatic conditions;
that while cutting off the timber might
not lessen the rainfall, scientists claimed
that the storms would be more severe,
when the country should become de
nuded of its timber to a great extent.
The forest reserves should be preserved. .
Children should be taught the proper
names of trees, and trees should be
planted on school grounds in order to
ind ucethem to become iuterested in
An excellent program of recitations
and musical number was given by the
pupils of Mount P'easint school, under
the direction of the teachers, Professor
G.T. Mc Arthur and Miss Maud Kidder.
In addition to the several musical num
ber., were recitations by Percy Kidder,
Lucille Evans, Unby McOord, Melba
Kidder, VVilma Myers, Frank Clark,
htliyle Titus, and an organ solo by lm
Fred Melndl. chairman of the at.-
pointed committee on resolutions, re
ported a vote of thanks to the people of
Mount Pleasant and the tsaohers of the
school for their excellent entertainment
of the teachers, and to Hev. A. J. Mont
gomery for his Interesting address on
Among the teachers in attendance
were the following: Ara McLaughlin,
Kathryn Casto, Milwaukie; Hobert (Jin
thor, Phillip Messinger, Khubelj L. T.
Anderson, carus; lt.va loud, hiliott
Prairie; T. II. McOann, Parkplace: T.
J. Uary, West Oregon City ; H. D. Wil
cox, V P. Mathews, M arjorie Cuuflold,
Kva Meldrum, Mrs. I). II. ulass, Fred
Meindl, Margaret Williams, Cora Wing-
field, Mrs. J, C. Zinser, Florence Patty,
Krma Lawrence, Huldah lloldeii, Cora
VVingfleld, Harriet Case, the .Misses
Mochnke, Elsie (iihbs, Superintendsnt
J.O, Zinser and Secretary Fannie (i.
Porter, Oregon City; Millard Hyatt,
Willamette tails; Ueorge Strickland,
A stranger coming to Oregon City
would hardly realize thai iust ouuidei
the city limits was a flourishing school,
situated in the richest agricultural sno
tion of Oregon on a level plateau.
Uniformed S. V, V rtcr at S. V.
We take pleasure in advising you that
within a few days uniformed p 'ssenger
attendants will be at Oakland Pier; at
the furry depot, San Francisco, foot of
Maaket street ; and at Third ami Town
send streets depot, San Frarirbo.
They will wear dark blue suits and
bright redcaps with a broad bla :k band
bearing in gold le'teri the words, "S.
P. Co. Porter," m that thi'v m:iy be
reiidily distinguiklud Their duties will
be t ai-isl paoongers in every way p ,s
sible, directing thwito prop-r t'niiis,
boat eir run 'es, an I sli iwinj sn:li atten
tion to Mi iri' e'i ig pti'ihe us will tend
to make ih io. ap ipuar f atiui; of our
T. II. Goornnv,
Tie i. I'ds-enjior ilger.t,
E. 0. Mi; Juhmi k,
1'asstng r Triltl ! Manager.
Shaving only 0 o n r 'tine lirxt
class shop of P. 0. Simrk