Oregon City courier. (Oregon City, Or.) 1902-1919, July 03, 1903, Image 1

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21st YEAR
NO. 8
: Historlral Societv. City Ha
All work van-anted and satisfaction guaranteed
Grown and Bridge work a specialty
Oaafleld Building
Does an Up-To-Dat General Practice
Isecial attention jives tn surgery and diseases
ol wsmen,
Office in Garde Building, 7th and Main St
J. W. Norms, M. D. J. W. Powuu,. M.
Physicians and Surgeons.
Calls In city orcountry promptly attended
Garde Building, Oregon City.
Graduate of American School ol Osteopath;,
Kirksvllle, Mo.
Successfully treats both acute and chroulo dis
eases. Call far literature.
Consultation ant Examination Free.
Offlo. Hours: J?
lOr by appointment at any time.
Boom Ho. 4 and S, Stevens Building, Main St
Etutftfict 3tboolat.
Will practice 'In all courts, make collections
and settlements of estates, furnuh abstracts of
title, lend yon money and land1 your money on
first mortgage. Office in Enterprise building.
Oommeroial, Seal Estate and Prabate our
Office In Commercial Bank Building
Seal Estate bought and sold, money loaned
Hies examined and abstracts made eaih laid (or
county warrants. Probate and commissioners'
Court business and Insurance.
St0a t, KTMirSUBD Buiunxa
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Will practice In all Courts In the State, Circuit
and District Coarta of the United States.
Insolvent debtors taken through bankruptcy.
Office In Garde Building, Oregon City, Or.
CAPITAL $100,000
Transacts a general banking business
Makes loans and collections, discounts bills
buys and Bells domestic and foreign exchange
and receives deposits subject to check.
' Open from I a. m. to 1 p. m.
if. J. Metbb
(Established 185)
Prompt delivery to all parts of the slty
Coffins, Caskets, Robes,
- and all undertaker's sup-:
plies at reasonable prices.
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The More We Get
The More We want
We are now doing about three fourths of the
prescription work of Clackamas County still we
are not satisfied we want to do more. , , .
We are better prepared to do this work, with our
arrangements and up to date facilities each man
works with a special ingividual pair of scales and
balances, independent of the other. ....
If we are not filling your prescription you are not
getting the best services. We offer you our
fifteen years' experience and the best and fresh
est drugs in the market.
OLD PBICES All we ask is a Comparison.
Chambers Howell
They Bit.
Oregon City Business Men In
vest in Clothing.
Now Claim that Goads Were Not as Rep
resented and Want Their Money
Several weeks ago a man sailing; under
the euphonious titleoiA. W. iuzpat
rick and claiming to represent the Co
lumbus Tailoring Company ol Chicago,
arrived in Oregon City. He
w&b a smooth talker and
readily gained an audience with all
whom he came in contact. He said that
he was very desirous of advertising his
company in this section of the orld,and
to that end proposed that he would sell
clothing for the actual cost of manufac
ture for advertising purposes alone. He
exl ibited samples of cloth and informed
the would-be-purchaeers that if he, the
purchaser; would buy the cloth, paying
in advance for it, that he would place
the order with the Company and have a
suit of clothes made as good as could be
purchased anywhere in the land a 'd
guaranteed t" fit as well as if made by
McLarty himself. The price charged
was ridiculously low, in tact just about
the cost of production. Fitsspatrick also
agreed that he would be on hand when
the clothes arrived and would see that
every suit would fit. That there are a
good many "suckerB" in Oregon City is
evidenced by the fact that mi re than
half a hnndred suits were sold here un
der the terms agreed upon, the purchas
er paying in advance for the cloth and
agreeing to pay for making the suit
when it arrived.
Last week the suits arrived at the ex
press office, and the happy purchasers,
thinking they had a bargain, having got
a suit worth about HO for about hall
that price, betook themselves to the ex
press office to try on the goods. For a
time the express office resembled a hab
erdashery shop. The ag nt didn't show
up and Tom Cowing was made referee
and' rendered decisions as to the fit of
the garments. It wns soon discovered
that the clothing had been made from
cloth other than the samples Bhown,and
it didn't take very long to discover that
(be suits were "band-me downs" of a
very low grade and could be duplicated
in local stores at about half the price
paid, men the purchasers began to
kick. Some of them positively refused
to take the suits and pay the amouu
due on them, while a few took the suits
out and resolved to say no more about
the matter. . '
A committee' waited on Mayor 0. B.
Dituick and explained the matte- to him.
The Mayor said he could fix the matter
if they would give him tbetase and if
he didn't get the morey back lie would
at least matte the tailoring Company pay
costs enough to wish they bad never
heard of Oregon City. This suited the
humor of the victim's and the case was
turned over to the M ayor. Saturday
Dimick brought suit in behalf of Dr. M.
O.Strickland for ten dollars against said
company, alleging that agent Fitznatrick
had misrepresented the clothe, that
they were not of the sample shown ami
were not made in a orkuiaiilike manure
as waR agreed upon, and that further
more the agent was not upon the ground
when the suits came in, and asked fur
the return of his ten dollars. An order
of garnishment was issued and forty or
fifty suits of clothing are now in the
hands of Tom Cowing, thexpress ageni ,
and the ex press office for the time ra
ing bears somewhat the appearance of a
second hand clothing j'ink ehop.
Moral when you buy clothing patron
ize a home dealer who has judgment
enough to advertise and don't get
. : 1
Summer Mjniplalnt Is unusually prevalent among
children this eeeeon. A well developed ease in
the writer's family was cured laat week by the
rweiy use or unarooeriain a uomc, unowre and
Jllarrhoea Remedy one of the best patent medi
cines manufactured and which is always kept on
handlat the home of ve scribe. This is not In
tended as free puff for the company, who do not
advertise with us, but to benefit Itttla sufferers
who may not be within easy access of a physi
cian. Ho family ' should be without a bottle of
thla medletne la the house, eepeelal ly in summer
time Lansing, Jowa, Journal. J or sale byu.
A. Harding.
Linn E. Tones
Across the Valley.
Beautiful Scenery and Abun
dant Crops.
Thrift, Progress and Plenty on Every
We have just returned from a "biz"
trip in four counties, and knowing your
waste basket is always yawning for sucb
literary "efforts" as this, we hasten to
send vou our copy. One has no idea of
the wid'b of the Willamette valley un
til he makes such a trip, and nothing
he can do will so firmly impress on his
mind the wonderful fertility and pro
ductiveness of our county, as such an
"eye opening" trip.
Our route took us from the centre of
Clackau us through the northern part of
Marion to the centre of , Yamhill, thence
north to the southern ede of Wash
ington county, and nowhere did we Bee
such tine crops of grain and gra-"8 or bet
ter hops thai we saw m our own county.
We pasced through Macksburg where
a picnic was in full blast We camped
on the side of the ro id near Macksburg,
but came to the conclusion that people
in that locality were dishonest. Why?
When we searche the neighborhood to
find water to wash down our lunch and
found a.l the people attending the pic
nic and their wells locked. Fancy a per
son who would steal a well if left un
locked. From Macksburg our trip took us
through Aurora, a bustling railroad
town where hops form a leadiug indus
try, thence to St. Paul on the Willam
ette river. Here there is a line Catholic
church this being one of the French set
tlements of long ago. We are now in
Yamhill county and having heard such
glowing accounts of the wonderful crops
of wheat grown in this county, we opened
wide our eyes and this is what we eaw.
The first town we reach is Lafayette,
formerly the county Beat. Everything
bete seems to have the . dry - rot,
caitla roam the str-jeta, dog fennel has
captured the fiont yardB, gales off the
hinges, iences tumbling down and a
general ".gone to seed" look about every
thing. "
If a Clackamas county farmer had
such poor crops of grain and grass as we
saw here he wouldfeel poo. indeed. The
country is rolling and the hills have a
light thin crop of wild grass which is al
ready dying. Showing a poor light soil
the grain crops which we flaw growing
were short and light. The principal in.
dustry in this locality is selling milk to
a creamery located at Carliou but the
cattle are handled in the old slip-shod
way of letting the calf suck iis share of
the milk.thus losing, part of the cream,
and by this method the cows pay ouly
about $2 per month a piece.
Toe Jersey craze is in full blast here.
Nine tenths of the cattle are Jersey or
Jersey grades. ,
Now we go north passing throngh
Cbelialetn ijspinto the valley of a near,
ly dried up lake. Here the grain and
grass remind us of Clackamas. They
grow so luxuriant on the old lake bot
tom Our next town is Cast on just
over the line in Washing'on county.
This is a stirring village on the west
side railroad, with two stores, a drug
store and a good hotel. Stopping here
for dinner we ttart home again and by
way of New burg. As we approach this
town wetind the leading industry is
prune raising Prune to , the right of
us; prunes to the ldftofus; prunes all
around us Truly, we aie "full of
prunes,"and if the reports from France
are correct, of the failure of the prune
crop, the tiood people of Newburg are
'in it" this year.
We reach the town about 8 p.' m ,but
nevertheless we enjoyed a One hot sup
per at the Newburg hotel kept by wo
)onng ladies whose names we fail to re
member. Next morning we are on our
way again, being ferried over the Wit
lamette at Butteville. Now we Te
again in a hop country and can see all
around us evidences of the good prices
of last year, in the neat aopearance of
the fences, gate and brightly painted
houses. I would say right heie that the
handsomest fence on the trip wag right
here. Cedar posts, a rod apart, lining
witn eight galvanized it Ires and clasped
with a vertical lire every four feet. The
gate was four pieces of iron pipe joined
with elbows and strung with wire ; two
collars screwed on one side held the
binges in place. No warping or sagging
about this gate.no matter bow many kid
swung on it. Nothing can be prettier
than this style of fences as tbey show
the growing crops so plainly from the
Something is the matter with the hop
vines, in tne majority ot the yards one
tenth to almost one-half ol the vines are
missing and no one can tell what aila
them. Here is a chance for our govern
ment experts to help the bop growers to
a solution of this riddle; here is a field
which we are assured has bad precisely
the same care and methods ol culture
and each vine is growing finely.
From Butteville 4ur route lies through
Aorora again and s we pass into Clack
amas we re impressed with the fact
tbat we have seen nowhere such fine
ctops of grain and grass and do finer
hops than we have here in our own
county. Wenowpasia field of wheat
just heading with grain heads, a SO.
hustiel ciop at least with bright healthy
green color; now we pan a held of grass
inclosed by an ei bt-rail fence winch
looks as though it would spread over
into me roan u it is not cut soon. Our
fences are not so neat is those of Marion
as timber is so plentiful here, but where
rail fences are giving out they me be
ing replaced by board fence that im
prove the apoearance of the fauna won.
L. P. Williams.
Bean tie
Ito Kind Vou Haw Always Boip
Lives Snuffed Out
In Wyoming Mine Explosion
Catastrophe Due to Firedamp Over
Two Hundred Lives Lost.
Havana, Wyo., June 30. At 10:30 A.
M. today an explosion of fire damp in
mine No. 1 of the Union Pacific Coal
Company snuffed out the lives of 236
men, injured scores of others, and caused
the destruction of avast amount of prop,
erty. The mine was not fired, as stat
ed in the eRrly retorts, but the explo
sion was terrific, and completely shat
tered the timbers of the main shaft and
numerous entrances, filled the workings
with debris, and those of the miners
that were not killed outright by the ex
plosion were buried alive.
The explosion was heard for many
miles around and attracted people from
the adjoining. settlement. Huge timbers
and railroad iron were hurled from the
month of the shaft a distance ot 200 and
300 feet. . ; ,
Superintendent ' E. 8 Brooks and a
large force of men went to work with a
will to remove the debris from the shaft
and reach the entombed miners. Their
progress into the mine was blocked by
the fonl gases, and several timss they
were forced to return to the surface.
All day the rescuing party worktd. the
lorce boing increased from time to time
bv the arrival of ranchmen and others
from near-by settlements, and by those
of a relief train sent out from Rawlins,
which arrived about 2 o'clock iutheaf
ternoon. About 1 o'olock this afternoon four
men were taken out alive, and half an
hour later they were f .liowed by 42
others. Many were unconscious and
had to be carried from the woik:ugs.
Some were injured, but none fatally.
Several are in a critical condition, but it
is believed all will recover.
Two hundred and eighty-two men
went down into the mine at 7 o'clock
this morning, aad up until a late hour
onls 48 have been accounted for. Of
this numrjer, iwo are ueau. ii was
Borne time after the explosion occurred
that the first man -vas brought to the
surface. He was followed by others un
til 1 o'clock, when the last were brought
out. The rescuers were . unable to pene
trate further into the mine nnttl addi
tional openings had been made to per
mit fresh air to reach the lower levels
and clear away the foul gates.
Horses and scrapers were put at work
hauling debris away from the shaft, and
cars were pushed down the incline,
loaded and hauled back up the tipple
and dumped. Tie work, is progressing
slowly, owing Ihe narrow space in
which the rescuers are compelled to op
erate, bot by daylight the mine should
be opened sufficiently to permit of deep
explorations and the rescue of the dead
Late tonight a party of rescuers
reached four mules that were alive, and
this caused hopi 8 to arise in the breasts
of the tired workers and the aoxious
women and children gathered about the
shaft. ' It is a faint hope, however, m ex
perienced mine bosses uud miners say
that when the imprisoned men are
reached all will be found dead Some
of the miners that escaped said that they
saw 20 dead bodies in entry No. 17.
They reported that many of the men
were -crazed by the explosion and ran
hither and thither in the. mine. Maay
of these could have escaped, hut they
laid down, buried their faces in their
hands and gave up the fight.
Of the 243 dead about 175 were mar
ried and leave large families. About
1UU were inlanders, . 50 were colored
and the remainder were Americana.
Among the physicians here, but who
can De oi no service at present, are Dr.
Leevers. of Evanston ; Drs. Finney and
Reiser, of Rawlins : Dr. Cooptr, of Rock
Springs; Drs. Miller and Stevens, of
Laramie. Superintendent W. L. Park,
ottne Wyoming division; Asssistant W
A. Whitney and Trainmaster An
derson, of the Union Pacifl ', are on the
ground assisting la the work of rescue.
ihe scenes at the mine are heaitrend
ing. Wives and children of men who
are known to have been inside constant
ly bang about the, abaft, keot onlv bv
cooler beads from plunging into tbe
oars aoyas.
A Ileal Triumph.
Marian West in Everbody'i Magazine.
It Ii (old of a well-known English
actress mar, ner arst step toward fame
was by way of a dilemma tbat would
have plunged a weaker character Into
the deepest valley of humiliation. While
she was playing a small part, a serioua
and mortifying accident happened to
her costume, through the treachery of
some hook or pin. The bouse began to
shout with laughter. 'booinir" aftr tha
jovial English fashion.
i ne girl simply tamed and looked tha
audience straight in tbe face, a stern,
grave look that seemed to meet every
eye there, In lee than two minutes
utter silence bad swept over tbe bouse
to tbe highest gallery; she he'd them
by tbe sheer force of her Dersonahtv aa
one might cower doge with a whip,
tin every atom of ridicule bad been sunk
in respect and thev were read to beat
their bands. She would have lost; but
she bat) the strength to wrest lie tot y
out of defeat.
Brutally Tortured.
A cue earns to light that for penistent and un
merciful torture has perhaps never been equaled.
Jee Goloblck, of Coluw, Calif., wiilei. "For 15
Tears I endured insufferable psln from iheuma
tiem and nothing relieved me though I tried
everything knewn. I eme across Electric Bit
ters and it s die greatest medicine on earth for
that trouble. A few bottles of It completely re
lieved and cured me." Jut as good for Liver
and Kidner troubles and generally debility. Only
Woenu, BaUsfaeiiOD guaranteed by Charmau &
Still Missing
Is George T. Howard of . the
Red Front.
Liabilities Will Be Large and Assets
The whereabouts of George T. How
ard, th'i missing Red Front merchant,
who disappeared last week, leaving
many holders of checks bearing his sig
nature on which the bank refused to
pay becauBe he left no funds, is still a
mystery . As time passes it develops
(at'iat Howard's shortage in Oregon City
are much greater than were at first sup
posed. While it is impossible even at
this date to give anything like a correct
estimate as to his liaoilities, it is gener-
all) believed by those in a position to
know that there are outstanding ac
counts against him amounting to at
least $iu,imj and they will probably
amount to more than even that sum.
Several wholesale houses - in various
parts of the country have been caught
for amounts ranging from a hundred
to a thousand dollars.
Checks outBanding in this city which
have not been paid amount to prob
ably more than a thousand dollars. One
poor widow is a victim to the extent of
three hundred dollars. This widow,
whose husband recently died, secured a
thousand dollars insurance from the
Woodmen Jof the World. " A short time
before Howard disappeared he ap
proached her and borrowed three hun
dred dollars, giving his check dated in
advance as were all of his checks. Quite
a few good business men in Oregon City
have been caught tor amounts ranging
from five to a hundred and fifty dollars.
Probably there are many who will never
say anything about the matter. In
one instance Howard gave a certain
business man a ci attel mortgage on a
team -vhich he owned. When the mort
gagee went to foreclose his mortgage'he
discovered that the team was described
a a pair of horses when in reality they
were mares . ihiB furnished a loophole
and it was touud that the mortgage was
worthless. ,
W h -ther or not a criminal charge can
be preferred against Howard is a mooted
question. The only charge that can be
preferred le the obtaining ol money
under false pretenses. It is declared ky
some legal authorities that Howard's
method of obtaining money on checks
wnen mere was no iunns in we nana
might be construed aa obtaining "money
under a system of misrepresentation and
that be could be convicted, if caught, of
obtaining money under false pretenses.
inner authorities, equally able, say
that if Howard gave his checks dated in
aslvancc, with the explanation that he
was Bhort of funds at the time th checks
aere issued, but that there would be
funds in the bank with which to pay
them when tbe date upon which they
were made payable came around,' that
the checks represented no more than
anv other promissory note and that no
criminal case could be brought against
Howard, ibis seems to have been the
Way in every instance in which : he
operated and it was very seldom that
be gave a check not dated in advance.
Many believe that Howard is resting
easy in British Columbia and that he
has taken away with him enough money
to keep him from want a good long
. An invoice of the goods in the store is
being taken and not until it it complet
ed will it be known how much
the astets of Howard are. It is general
ly conceded, however, that they will be
r markably small, considering tbe
amount of the liabilities. Tbe invoice
will be concluded this week.
How' Thitl
Wi offer One Hundred Dollars Howard for any
can of Catarrh that cannot be oured by Hall's
iwuarrn i;ure.
F. S. CHENEY CO.. Prons.. Toledo. O.
We the undersigned, have known V. J. Cheney
for the last 15 years, aad believe hlrn porfeotly
honorable la all business transactions and finan
cially able to carry out any obligations made by
meir nrm.
West A Truax. Wholesale Drurelits. Toledo. O.
Waldlag, Clnnan & Marvin, Wholesale Drug
gists, Toledo, O .
Hall's catarrh Cure Is taken Internally acting
dk-eotly upon the blood and anucoue siirlaces of
the system. Price, 75o per bottle, Bold by all
druggists. Testimonials tree
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
New Quarters
Electric Grocery
To larger store, second door south
of Albright's meat market.
My continually growing trade has compelled
me to move. In my new place of business I
can show my lare stock to full advantage. I
trust that my friends, who have so liberally
patronized me heretofore, will visit me in my
new quarters : : ; ; . .
I shall save no effort to merit their trade by liberal treat
ment and by furnishing them the best goods in my line
in the world's market. Stp in and take a look at the
finest grocery stock in Oregon City.
The PARROT Talks
I'm neither too big, nor 'too
little I'm just right. My
quality is amirable. 1 I'm
calm and unruffled, even
when burning up.
Mrs. R. C. Hunter is quite ill at her
home on B Ridge.
Quite a number from this corner at
tended the entertainment at Robinson
hall last Friday and report a good time.
Mr. and Mrs. Heglan, of Portland,
have come out here to upend the sum
mer in pursuance for better health for
the former.
Joe Carlson and Bister, Christina, a-e
boon again after a few month's ab
sence. .
After a two months' visit with her
parents here, Mrs. Livingstone, nee
Bonney, will take her departure on tbe
second to join her husband in Portland.
Those of Colton ' vitally interested in
bane ball took a spin to Elwood last Hun
day to see the experts perform.
Mr. aud Mrs L. S. Bonney, of Oak
Point, were visiting here tbe fore part
of the week with Mrs. Bonney's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs Dix. ,
Fred and Janie Hargraves, Walter and
Grace Uorbott were the guests of ye
ecribe and better half last Sunday eve
nitg Mr. Gorbett's hands on the new frame
barn are nearing its completion.
Women love a clear, henlthv coronation. Ture
hloo'l nikei it, Burdlck Blood BiUeii makes
pure blood.
Huntley Bros., Druggists, are f
,' agents for Oregon City for
KcllcttS OH of Eden
Sweet Sfrlrtts of Eden
1 w
Remedies that will positively cure !
any case of Rheumatism, no matter
1 how severe or how long standing. J
In case anyone Is not cured, the
California Co-Operative Medical J
Company, of Oakland, will refund J
the purchase price. ' J
Call at Huntley Bros, (or frss booklet. 3
leu, th IIk Kind Vou Han Always BongU