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HERALD ESTABLISHED JULY, 1893
INDEPENDENT ESTABLISHED 1898
OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 1902
19th YEAR, NO. 44
Teacli.rs' Association and Other
Local School News.
County Superintendent J. C. Zinser
has completed the program for the
meeting of the Clackamas County Teach
era' Association to be held in the East
ham school building, Saturday, March
29th. It is as follows : "Civil Govern
ment, Our New Text," by VI'ibs Fannie
G. Porter, of the Portland schools;
"Mathematica Geography," Miss Sade
H. Chase, of the Oregon Citv schools;
"Nature's Study in Elementary
Schools," Miss K. Alice Quint;, f the
Portland Academy; "Important Phases
of Primary Teaching," Professor R C.
French, of the Btate normal school at
Monmouth. The Oregon Cily teachers
have planned to provide a free compli
mentary dinner for the vfsiting teachers,
to he Berved in the school builning
GRANTED E1G.UTK QUADS CERTIl'IC ATKB.
County Superintendent Zinser this
week issued diplomas to the following
eighth (trade pupils, who passed the
eighth nmde examination :
Logan school district No. 8, II. W.
Baker, teacher Helen Sprngue.
Tracy district No. 68, Garfield ; E. F.
Surfus, teacher Maude E. Holder.
Willamette Falls district; Millard
Hyatt, principal Mary Vaughn.
Stafford district No. 41; Elizabeth
Downing, teacher Jennie A. Reichle
and Rosena Schatz.
Molalla No. 35; M, R. Biown,
teacher Rex W. Lewis.
Clackamus diBlrict No. 64; J. W.
Fisher, teacher Cora E. Ambler.
Miss Anna Olsou baa completed her
second month of school in district No.
77, Damascus. The average number of
pupils attending is 33; average daily at
tendance, 31; 94 per cent of the enroll
ment is attending school.
The aoportionment of school funds
will be made in the first week of April.
Schools that desire teachers, should
send their applications to the county
Miss Anna Bachman lias been en.
gaged to teach the Sandv school No. 46
Miss Daisy McAnulty, who is teach
ing No. 60 in Union precinct, haa been
granted an extension of her contract.
Ex-County Superintendent H. G.
Starkweather visited the superin
tendent's otlico, and expressed surprise
that under a republican administration,
the ollico should still have the same old
The next eighth grade examination
will be held April 9th, 10th and lltli,
and teachers should aBk for the new
Mount Scatt school dUtriet No. 99,
will hold a box social next Saturday
evening. The proceeds will go towards
purchi i ig a new flag and for library
Friday, March 14.
Assay The Oregon assay office bills
Office, held the boards in the United
States senate. Senator
Mitchell was given a hearing by the fi
nance committee of the senate in sup
port of his bill to establish an assay ol
fice at Portland. He explained the ne
cessity of an office at that point, and on
his showing is confident the committee
will favorably report the bill. The
house committee on coinage gave a
hearing to Representative Tongue on
his bill to establish an assay office at
Portland, and to Representative Moody,
In support of his biil for an assay office
at Baker City. Mr. Tongue asserted
that the present office at Seattle does
not accommodate the gold of the Nor
thern Pacific, and furnishes no accom
modation at all for Oregon.
A quiet boom is brewing at Washing
ton in the interest of Mark Hanna for
president Emperor William may
meet Prince Henrv on a battleship nt
sea General Mettieuti has been re
leased by the Boers Seattle em
ployers threaten to tie up building it un
ion men will not give in The dry
dock contractors will soon begin work in
Saturday, March 15.
Funston General Funston ar
At rivjd in Washington
Washington, tonight. His purpose
. here mainly is to pay
his respects to President Roosevelt and
Secretary Root, He will remain until
next week, when he expects to depart
for Oakland. Calif., where Mrs. funs
ton is staying. He Baid tonight that his
leave of absence from from the division
of the Philippines will expire April
10th, at which time he will leave San
Francisco, unless there is a change in
his assignment. If General Funston is
to be given duty in the United States to
the expiration of his leav , the has an
been made aware of it.
The Boston strike has not been en
tirely broken Tommy Ryan knocked
out Billy Smith at Kansas City.... The
international chess match opened at
New York and London ... Governor
Geer carried the Marion county prima
ries.... The steamer Bonita is secured
by White Collar line for The Dalles
route Senator Mitchell today in
troduced a bill for the relief of
on the lands rf the Eastern
Wednesday, March 19.
Another The pier of the Phoenix 1
New Jersey line, at Hoboken, N. J., :
Fire. burned last night, caus
ing a loss of $1,000,000.
It is believer! that at leant two persms
perished. The steamship British Queen
was burned to the water's edge, and sev
eral lighters and their cargoes were de
stroyed. The Barber Line pier was
damaged and the big steamer Maasdam
was lor a time threatened .
Senator Mitchell succeeds Morgan in
charge of the isthmian canal bill in the
United States senate There is a
plea for freedom, and a growth of the
revolutionary movement in Russia
The Northern transcontinental lines are
still snow-bound There is a great,
demand for brick among Portland con
tractors trinity church Accepts
an offer to worship iu the First Presby
terian church, of Portland. j
Plows - Harrows -
(Continued on page 7.)
Probate tourt Orders.
In the matter of the estate of Samuel !
Taylor, deceased, J. M. Barbur, the ex
ecutor named in the will, resigned hn
trust, and letters testamentary were is
sued to the widow, Charlotte Ta lor and I i
son, Joseph S.Taylor. The two luiter Vm
filed a bond for $7,000. 1 pfj
J H. and Emma Slyter, of New Era j Wj
precinct, were granted letters of adop-, KJs5
tion for the custody of the person of Ota I
Ross, a minor, and it was ordered that Hi
the child's name be changed ro Ora j5(
Slyter. The Slyters have been guar- jgj
dians of the child for some time past. Big
Mrs. Nellie Sladen has been appointed I
guardian of tier daughter, Mildred Flor
ence Sladen, for convenience in legal
Assessed A Mill Pond.
MOW is the time that the WIDE AWAKE FARMER
is looking where he can buy the best goods for the
least money, and he always decides on the
Canton P. & 0. Plows and Harrows
because they run easier and do better work than any other
Edward H. Joehnk, ot Mount Pleas
ant, writes the following as his opinion
of the Filipino and the Philippine Is
lands, after serving 33 months in Phil
ippine waters :
"The Philippinejslands are situated in
the Eastern hemisphere, between the
125th and 130th meridian, east longi
tude, between the 6th and 21st, north
"They are bounded on the north by
rocks and shoals; on the east by Insur
gents, rocks and continual rainBhowers;
on the south by Insurgents, rocks,
shoals, reefs and many small uninhab
ited islands; on the west by typhoons,
heavy rain showers, Insurgents apd
rocks. The climate is very mild; so
mild as to produce rnosquitr.s, snakes,
crocodiles and Insurgents. Manila iB
the capital and largest city. It is noted
for the large number of Chinamen, w ho
labor and trade there; for its narrow
Btreets and low buildings; also for its
numtrous saloons, which are found at
almost every curuer of every street. Ca
vite is a small iown across the bay fr m
Manila, and is ued as a naval station.
It is noted for ihe large nuinber'of .Chi
nese employed in the navy yard. The
dseases prevalent on the iUnds are
those prevalent on every part of the
globe. The principal exports are
hemp, dead soldiers, sick soldiers, de
serting nien from the army and navy,
damagf d and destroyed ships to be sent
to the states for necessary repairs. i.ne
principal imports are ammunition, cof
fins, medical stores, provisions of all
sorts, soldiers, sympathy fnd more am
munition. The Filipinos are very in
dustrious in manufacturing bolos,
knives and spears. Their labor consists
principally in digging trenches, smug
gling, stealing, fishing and robbing
There are also many species of wild an
imals on the islands, such as moequitos,
monkevs, loaches and bolomen. The
Filipinos eat principally rice, fish,
boiled rice, fried rice, stewed rice,
cooked rice and rice. For a change they
sometimes have pig, pork, bacon and
ham. Their religion is Catholic, and
are nil very religious while nt church.
The islands are very productive in pro
ducing Insurgents; its channels, bays
and rivers are well noted for the large
nnraUer of ships they can wreca. The
natives seldom walk, if a journey of five
miles is to be undertaken. He usually
hires acarnetto drawn by a caribou:
r caribou is an animal slower than an
nr l then he must take with him about
fivedavs rations. If a journey of 50
miles is to be undertaken, the Filipino
riiv dies of old ase before he
raarliRR his destination. If he travels
by water he nearly always gets lost in a
typhoon. . .
The standard dollar used there is the
Mexican dollar, valued at from 45 to 49
cents on the dollar, changing iti value
every three months. If you are travel
ing and have with you a thousand dol
lars, you cannot put it snugly in your
pocket, but must have a carriage and
two or three assistant. If the United
Stales had free silver, the same trouble
would be experienced."
Foley's Kidney Cure makes the kid
neys and bladder right. Contain noth
ing injurious. Cbarman & Co.
Land Company, in Sherman county
The bill authorizes the secretary of the'
interior to investigate and asosrtain the
reasonable value of the lands settled
upon and heretofore claimed by the re
spective pe sons whoso names appear in
senate document No 8, 51st congress.
Sunday, March 16.
The republican primary
election held in Portland
yesterday resulted iu the
success of the independent ticket. With
a few outlying precincts in Multnomah
countp to hear from. The Independ
ents elected about 95 out of 162 delegates
to the county convention. The result is
a defeat of the faction of the party rep
resented by United States Senator Si
mon, The Polk county convention nomi
nated George Hawkins for representa
tive, ard sent a Geer delegation to the
state convention The Morrow
county republican convention declares
gainst Simon Oregon Land Boar i
will enter into contract for reclamation
of 9,000 acres of arid lands. .. .John
Hale, a well known contractor of Port
land, is dead Ex-Surueyor-Ge'i-
eral James Clark Tolman, a widely
known Oregon pioneer, died at Ash
Monday, March 17.
The Nor.h Dakota and the Ca
Worst nadlan northwest has ex
Blizzard, perienced the worst snow
storm in many years, and
the railmad traffic is practically para
lyzed. The Not them Pacific and Great
Noitliern have not moved a wheel for
nearly 36 hours in the blizzard -stricken
diHirict, and have abandoned all effort?
to do so for U e present. The high wind
has piled the snow in mountainous
drifts and packed it in solid manses,
many deep cuts being entirely filled.
The temperature has been falling grad
ually, and is now at or below zero. Not
a transcontinental train has arrived in
St. Paul since tridav, and none is ex
pected for several days.
J. P. Cotton, who was shot nv H. C.
Messenger, near Ashland, died of his in
juries Grace M. E. Church, of
Portland, celebrates raising of $20,000
debt General Miles wants to go to
the Philippines, but the President ob
jects The railroad issue will play a
prominent part in the comings V ash
Editor Courier-Herald: Allow me a
small space in your paper to make a
statement in regard to my assessment.
In 1901 were 35 acres more or less in N.
M. Moore's name, which I gave in to the
deputy assessor and seven acres of brush
land on a side hill that is so steep that
no team can travel it there; some six to
eight acres iu the mill pond covered with
water from 2 to 10 feet deep. The bill
given me by the assessor calls for $365
total value and Ihe receipt I got from
the sheriff is $400, The deed to me calls
for 54 acres and a fraction. I did not
give in the land that is covered with
settlers j water, as it is of no use to me. When I
Oregon I bought this farm there was no pond.
Drills and Seede
Are the Standard of the World. They work in all soils
and are a positive Force Feed, and will sow all kinds of
grain without cracking the seed. If you contemplate,buy
ing a Drill or Seeder investigate the Superior.
Now is the time to Pull the Stumps out of your
field. We have the machine the Steel Clad Grubber,
It will pull half an acre while while you set some other
machines. Come and investigate this before buying a
You will also find a full and complete line of Farm
and Spring Wagons, Buggies, Garden Tools, Pumps,
Wind Mills, &c
So the assessor or someone took the lib
erty to raise the ' valuation from $365 to
$400. If the mill owner occupies six or
eight aireB of this 54 acres of my land he
should pay taxes on it and not I. There
are 10 acres assessed to me, w hich is of
no value to anyone but the mill owner.
I will sell the 7 acres on the side Lill for
$25 and perhaps for less, as I will give it
away. If the assessors know better
what the people have, theu we had bet
ter not give in our. property. I have
sold off of this 54 acres three acres more
or less, and Mr. Scheftic.the mill owner,
has it. My taxes on this 35 acres and the
16 added by someone are $15 53 with
the 3 per cent discount. Pretty high.no
doubt, as there is 1 igti water and 15 to
20 acres of this 34 acres are flooded.
M. F. Moore.
New Era, March 8, 1902.
Oak Grove Stock Farm.
J. VV. Dowtv, proprietor of Oak Grove
Stock Farm, has juBt purchased the fol
lowing bull, and will keep him at head
of his herd for a couple of years:
Minmore 171,119,bred by Ladd Sired
by Baron Linwood 10th 127308, a bull
that, never met defeat in the show-rim ;
1st dam, Melba by Lord Ash wood 87624;
5ta dam ; imported Pet Gwynne by Brit
ish sailor (2347); 17th dam, Princess by
Mr. Dowty has seven calves by the
following bull, out of one milk stains of
Lord Gwynne Bred by J C. Thorn
tou & Son, of Pennsylvania, got by
Baron Tuberose 118023; dam, 4i.h Lady
Gwynne; 8ih dam, imported Minerva
4 h by Lord Warded (7167).
Frank Brown, of North Yamhill, Or.,
manager oi Ladd's Oak Hill larm, re
ports in the Rural Spirit the following
as one ot Ms sales :
"ToJ. W. Dowty, Currinsville, Or.:
Bull Minmore calved Nov. 6,19)0; sire
Baron Linwood 10th 127368 ; dam Mel
ba. This is the second bull Mr. Dowty
has got from Oak Hill, and he always
t ikes a good one."
208 FRONT STREET,
I Ullll llll j
vjiu ui-v noil
ington campaign .
prominent pioneer of Williams Creek,
Josephine county, is dead Willard
Smith, of Tillie, Kansas, aged 20, who
sought to blackmail a me.chunt, was
shot and killed tonight by a party of
four men sent to entrap him. Smith
wrote an anonymous letter demanding
money, which fie went to secure, and,
resisting capture, was killed.
Tuesday, March 18.
Trinity Trinity Protestant Euitco-
Church pal church was badly dam-
Kuined. aged yesterday by a de
structive fire, which broke
out on account of a defective flue at the
northeast corner ot the building on Sixth
and Oak streets, Portland. The loss is
about $le,000, covered by $16'000 insur
ance, ilig holes are burned In the beau
tiful groined roof, the organ is dam
aged, and water is standing over the en
tire floor from end to end. The expen
sive altar cloths and part of the church
furniture were pluckily saved by a mem
ber of the church choir. Gus Kramer,
assisted by several women, who were
sewing in the parish house when the
fire started. It is a question if the pres
ent church building will be prepared.
Several wealthy members of the church
think that the time has now arrived to
sell the property and build a new stone
church on the lot owned by Trinity
corporation, on Washington street, be
tween 17th and 18th.
Hates Again Reduced
From all points east. Before you'make
definite arrangements for that trip east
let us quote you rates via the Illinois
Central Railroad. Our rates are the
lowei-t to be had, and it will pay you to
write us. If you haven't time to com
municate with us tell the agent from
Hhoin you purchase your tic'iet that you
want to travel by way of the IllinoU
Central, and you will never regret the
If any of your relatives or friends in
the East are coming West while the low
rates are in effect write us about them,
and we will see that they get the lowest
rates with the beet service.
Tli rough tourist cars, personally con
ducted excursion cars, free reclining
chair cars, in fact all the latest conveni
ences known to modern railroading.
For particulars regarding rates, time,
service, stop-overs, different connec
tions and routes, etc., etc., call on or ad
dress B. II. Trumbull,
Do Not Be Afraid
to look the facts squarely in the face.
That cough, racking and persistent, a&
companied by tightness in the chest and
spitting of sticky mucus, is a sign of
consumption. Common tense dictates
the use of Allen's Lung Balsam, an bon
est remedy, since it contains no opium;
an efficient remedy, since it beals the
irritated, inflamed throat and lungs,
and so prevents a deep-seated cold from
running ino incurable forma of consump
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