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OREGON CITY OOUBIER, FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 1903.
New Era Flouring Mills
We have purchased of Bt jo Bros, the New Era Flouring Mills and
are now in pos?emion and (da . busiuess at the old stand. We guarantee
Batisfaction to all who ma CO .e our way. To our friends and patrons we
BBk a continuance of their kin iess and courtesy to us and assure them
that we shall do our very bent to please them. ...
Bread is the staff of life, without good flour you can not have go bread
GFood Bread Wakes fiappy Bomcs
fiiva no vnnr trartn and we will cive vou kind treatment and the
BEST FLOUR that can be made.
Sevcik Bros. SgrRJ. New Era, Or.
Selling at Cost
Yes,. I mean just what I say.' We are
selling better and more goods for the same
money than any other store in the county.
Come and look on our goods and the verdict
the Place to Get Barges
IS AT THE
W.L. fiolman Undertaker
Two Doors South Courthouse -
the father upon the son I Incidentally,
I am democratic enough to believe that
a public office is a public trust, and not
a private or family snap.
The officers of school district No. 27
bad a meeting Tuesday evening for the
transaction of business. The meeting
was not at all satisfactory, for various
The Case of Mr. furmah was not dis
posed of, because he failed to prove his
case. It seems by the records that Mr.
Turman has been accredited to, and his
children listed in, what is commonly
known as the Henri cy district. It is
more convenient, however, for him to
send his children to No. 27. The direc
tors of No. 27 saw fit to charee him a
tuition fee of 60c per month for each of
hi two children. Now when the term
is about half over and the directors
make a demand upom him, he claims
that he rightfully belongs in No. 27 and
refuses to pay. Now td me the case is
very simple. The boundarr lines of the
two districts are well established, and if
Mr. T. would produce his deed of title
to homestead, the directors could very
easily determine where his hime is lo
cated. This very simple thing Mr. T.
neglected to do, and, furthermore, re
fused to do, claiming that he was satis
fled that he belonged in No. 27, and that
the burden of proof rested with the di
rectors to show that he was not a resi.
dent of district 27. Now, again, if Mr.
T. does not wieh to exhibit his title deed
to the directors, let him take it to the
county, superintendent, ' and lam well
satisfied that Mr. Zinser will set him
right, and the school board will abide
by his decision. Wm. Beard.
COFFINS, ROBES, CASKETS
t Calls Promptly Attended, Night or Day. Embalming Carefully
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Phones 476305. Oregon City, Oregon ',
Mapl e Lane Grange ball is fast becom
ing a reality. The frame, including
rafters and roof boards, is up, and we
are now waiting on the sawmill for ma
terial. Wm. Beard went to Portland
Tnesday and secured the windows; the
windows being an 0 'd siie will have to
be made to order, but will be delivered
at Oreg n City on Saturday.
Maple Lane Grange is experiencing a
very healthy growth. Hardly a meet
ing passes without an initiation, and
but very few have been dropped for
non-payment of dues. At the last meet
ing, held on Saturday last, Bro. L. II.
Kirchetn, of Logan, installed the offi
cers. Quite a number of visitors were
present, aad altogether it was a very
enjoyable meeting. Come again, friends.
Frank Beard, who has been working
on the road in District No 14, got the g.
b. last Monday not on account of inef
ficiency, but because his father had the
gall to criticise some public official . Ye
gods, to think that a public servant
ehould think himself above criticism,
and then to so far forget the dignity of
his office as to visit the shortcomings of
The entertainment given at the school
house last week was a Buccess. The
baskets sold to the amount of $9.80,
which will go to ard a library for the
Fred Wallace is improving slowly.
A number from here assisted in search
ing for the body of Mr. Graham, who
was drowned in the Molaila river tew
Joe Daniels, who has been working at
Sumpter for some time, has returned
J. J. Mallatt captured a large porcu-
ninft nam the Molaila rive some time
nivrfe Smith has eone down the Co
lumbia river to work.
Dr. Goucher was on the sick list last
Positively selling at cost at the Racket
FRANK BUSCH, The Housefurnisher
The old year is gone the new year
is here. We wish you well as the years
change. We greet all our friends with
good wishes and great bargains. We
are ready to add quality of goods to our
pleasant words and make you happy
through substantial savings and increas
ed benefits in buying,
And cheer depends so much on the
beauty and the warmth of the carpet.
That one reasonable consideration
with every housekeeper, the other
must be a good economical heating
stove, and another consideration will
be your blankets and quilts. We are
offering on all cash sales made dur
ing this month of January on these 3
articles a special
Discount of 10 per Cent.
Ostermoor & Co. are Mattress Specialist.
Experts in the heretofore unknown art of
making hand-laid sheeted filling. Ostermoor
Mattresses are constructed, not stuffed, and
their upbuilding is an art The downy sheets
of felt are hand-laid one over the other until
desired thickness be obtained, in exception
ally well made box like cover of ticking as
shown in illustration. Pi ice $15 00.
essay on 'Jefferson and the Louisiana
purchase, however enthralling the
theme. I am philosophizing about
naming places for men
A Mighty Name to Carry.
Of course our pioneer worthies had c
vast advantage In this regard, for the
all sufficient reason that the farther we
go back toward the beginning of thing
the more places there were to be nam
ed. For this reason as well as for oth
ers the names of Washington, Jefferson
and Jackson lead all the rest on the
map of the United States. It is a curi
ous fact that one may take a map and
determine from the names of places
and the dates of laying out towns and
counties almost the exact period at
which any American warrior or states
man was at the flood tide of his popu
larity. One might ascertain the same
fact from the names of men save for
the unfortunate fact that men die and
usually their names perish with them
A hero suddenly impinges upon human
vision, and an entire generation of
helpless male Infants are saddled with
bis name. One of the best friends 1
ever had was labeled Kosciusko Kos
suth Harris, a most appalling case of
historic alliteration. The father had
to unite l'olaud and Hungary to ac
complish the feat, but he did it No
mortal man could carry such a name
through life, so the victim wisely re
lieved himself of h's burden by curtail-
lug that name to plain Kos Harris and
as such hus had great success at bis
profession of the law.
A Matter of Pronunciation.
King Solomon says, "A good name is
rather to be chosen than great riches,
Of course he meant reputation, but his
dictum would still be true even If he
had meant merely a fitting name. It
Is a ereat niece of Idiocy to name a
child for a living man of distinction.
This long Htring of reflections oa
names was started In my mind by
passing tlirouKh the beautiful little
citv of Van Buren, lu the county of
Crawford, in the state of Arkansas,
In passing It may bo stated that for
long time nobody knew the real name
of the state. Some pronounced it Ar-
kans-as, others Arkantsaw. At ooe
time the two United States senators
from the state differed as to Its pro
nunciation. The vice president, being 8
kindly man, of great tact, consulted
their tastes by always recognizing one
as "the senator from Ar-Uons-as" and
the other as "the senator from Arkan-
saw." Finally the legislature took the
matter of nomenclature lu hand and
by solemn statute decreed that the cor
rect name of the state is Arkansaw.
I am not certain but what the Mis
souri legislature will have to do some
thing of the sort. The dictionaries
give It as "Mlss-u-ry." but 110 genuine
Mlssourian ever pronounces It that
wav. It Is always "Ml.-uh-ruh" or
"Mlz-uh-ruh." Vox popull vox Del,
The DeoDle have as much right to
make a dictionary as a government
The city of Van Buren was of course
numed for Martin. He fared better at
the hands of Arkansans than he Old
with Missourlans. The latter lu tlx-'.r
love and admiration named two coun
ties for him one Van Buren, the othei
Kinderhook but when he bolted in
1848 and headed a political side show
whose effect was to defeat General
Cass, the regular Democratic nomi
nee, the ardent affections of the Mis-
souri Democrats for Van turned to
bitter loathing, and they wrathfully
changed the name of Van Buren coun
ty to Cass and that of Kinderhook to
Benton. The old proverb says, "lieu
hath no fury like a woman scorned."
That may or may not be true. At any
rate, the scorn of Missouri Democrats
Is terrific. "Sweet Is revenge," declares
Byron. He ought to have known. Van
Buren revenged himself on Cass ana
the Missouri Democrat revenged tlwui-
selves on Van.
Van Buren's Cruel Mot
Martin Van Buren is an enigma of
American history Just as the Duke of
Marlborough Is an enigma of English
history. Some one says of the duke,
He never fought a battle which he
did not win, never besieged a eitj
whioh h did not take, never made a
movement which was not successful.
The same may be said of Van Buren
in nolitlcB until after his election to
the presidency. The same fate 1
come to the great Englishman and the
great American in this-: Nobody has a
kind word for either. Most assuredly
they do not need the warning words of
the Bible as to the danger of getting
into the condition "when all men spoak
cood of them.'
Nor are the reasons far to seeK or tne
woeful historic plight of the Britisn
soldier, the first captain of his age, and
of the American president, the first dl
nlomatlst of his age, the well beloved
of Andrew Juckson. Avarice, a vice of
Ignoble souls, a sordldness which has
no parallel among men of brains, cou
pled with an astonishing lack of fidel-
ltv to any sovereign or to any cause,
are the foul blots on the escutcheon of
the hero of Ramellrus, Malplaquet,
Blenheim and Oudluarde, while Van
Buren suffers rrotu the contrast ue- at
tween himself and Jackson, from the
this is Your Chance
to Buy Goods at Prices
to Suit Your Purse
We have just finished stock-taking and must reduce
stock to-. make room for spring and summer goods.
Will Sell Everything
at a Big Reduction
Shirt Waists and Skirts, Latest Styles; Dry Goods,
Underwear, Hosiery, Shoes, Etc. of. the best make and
Men's and Boy's Clothing, Hats, Gloves," Mackin
toshes, Etc. at prices that no prudent buyer ever overlooks.
Come and See for Yourself.
GEO. T. HOWARD, Prof).
Court House Block, Oregon City, Oregon
Not what is said of it, but
what it does, has made
. the fame of the
and made 10,000,000 Elgins neces- ,
sary to the world's work. Sold by
every jeweler in the land; guar
anteed by the greatest watch works.
ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO.
Fine Whiskies and' Cigars
All goods bought in bond. Purity and quality guaranteed
turn ill 1" U
: James E. Pepper, KentuckyJBurbon
Old Sam Harris Kentucky Eourbcn
Cor.1 Railroad Ave. and Main St.
We Want Your Trade
at Harris Grocery
And are going to make special induce
ments to close buyers.
Cash and Small Profits is Our Motto.
ridicule heaped on him by the Whlprs
lu the eoonsUin, log cabin, hard cider
hvstria of 18-10. which ended in his
defeat, and most of all perhaps from
his defection in ISM. By that caper he
alienated the affections of the Demo
prats. Consequently there Is no one In
terested In defending him In the fonim
of history or at the tf:ir of posterity
He not only gave the coup dp grace ti
his own fame, but he rendered impos
sible a jrreat career to his sou, "Print
John," one f the most brilliant of tL
children, of men. A fine but cruel and
uulilial mot is recorded of John. Once
while president his father was chiding
him for his wild ways. John retorted.
"You think you are a great historic
personage, but you will be remembered
chiefly because yon are the father of
John Van Buren."
. CHAMP. CLARK.
of the Family
The flour of all the Oregon City families
is "Patent" flour. The intelligent house
wife always gets 'Tatent" flour because,
it is better and more ecomonical to use
Made in Oregon" City by the Portland
Flouring Mills Co.