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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 104
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Goes to Bottom
Sirikes Snag and Sinks in Shallow
The Oregoo Oity Transportation Com
pmy is having mora than its share of
trouble. A few days ago a colliwiou put
itsatHrtuiijr Alcona out o busineHs, and
Monday the Btoamer Pomona went to
The latter boat was wrecked by strik
ing a Huukeu Hnag at Uarey'a Band 30
miles eomh of Oregon City. !Sne wtu
coiuing down from Oorvallis in com
uiand of Unp'ain Spong and had a good
list of passengers and freight cargo.
Konctiing the Bend at-2:30 p. m , pro
ceedings were brought t3 a sudden atop
by an invisible snag tearing a gaping
hofe in the steamer's hull. The Pomo
na quick ly filled and sank. However,
as Hie rrver is very shallow up that way
the water only covered the lower deck of
the vessel, and the passengers escaped a
wetting. The steamer Leoua of tha tame
line, hove in sight about two hours after
the accident, and after standing by
awhile, took aboard the passengers of
the wrecked boat, and will bring them
to this city. ,
Wrecking barges with pumps and
other apparatus were taken up the
river Tu Bday and the boat will be raised
and taken to Portland, As the repairs
will be.quite extensive there will be no
boat ou ihe Oorvallis route for some
time. It requires a boat of very light
draft on that mn, and as the Pomona
and Altona are both out of commission
none other is available.
The Altona was disabled last Wednes
day morning in a collision with the 0.
R. & N. steamer Modoc "ttff JoneB' Mill.
She is now at the yards of the Portland
Shipbuilding Company in South Port
land, bat w 11 probably be readv for ser
vice Saturday. In the meantime the
little Bteamer Leona is attending to the
company's business on the Portland- i
oaieiu run. I
' Cured Lumbago.
A. t!. Can man. Chicago, writes March i
4 1903: "Having been troubled with
Lumbago at different times and tried one
physician after another; then different
ointments and iinaments, gave it up al
together. So I tried once more, and
got a bottle of Ballard's Snow Linament,
which give me almost instant relief. I
can cheerfully reccommeud it, and will
add my name to your list of former
iufferers." 25c, 5Qc and 1. Charman
tax Levy of Only two Wills for
The Board of Trustees of the Oregon
City Public Schools held their annual
meeting on Monday night last at the
court house. Every member of the
board was present in person.' After
much discussion a tax levy of only two
mills was made for next year. This is
the lowest tax levy mida in mary years
and is brought aoout and made poaeib e
by the increased assessment made on
real and personal property in the dis
trict. The estimated expenses for the
next year are as follows:
Salaries of teachers.'". $6,570.00
Interest on bonds 690 00
Interest on floating debt 130.00
School supplies 250.0D
Incidentalli-xpenses .. ; 350.00
Estimated'cost of toilet rooms
and eewer connected 1,000.00
From tuition $ 500.00
County apportionment ,000 00
State apportionment ... 1,891.00
Special two mill tax 1,850 00
Ti e following report from Dr. W. E.
Carll the preeident of the school is of
At the last annual meeting the
Boird was authorised to have planB
drawn for an addition to the Eastham
building and to build addition if ihey
rlu0mA(1 t nartenHAAV t.n fin an Vmt h
putting in new desks and abolishing the
1 j 1 J 1 ! 1 . .
owing to slim attendance) was deemed
not necessary, the extra expense was
avoided and with some crowding of
rooms and increased work of teachers 1
the Dis ricLwas saved Beveral thousand
dollars of expense.
Another change which the Board
made was to dispense with the services
of a man as superintentdent and pro
mote Miss Clark to that office, with Mrs.
McAdam as principal of the Eastham
school, and Mrs. Godfrey as assistant to
Miss Clark at the Barclay school. The
affairs of the District have gone so well
that the change bas proven itself to be
a good one and has resulted in a better
ment to Bchool conditions over last year
as well as a saving of several hundred
dollars in the salary expense account.
During the coming year there will
firobably be no untoward expenses aside
rom the sewer connections el readv
mentioned and possibly the painting of
the school buildings which has not been
estimated but should if possible be
Should there be however an increased
attendance over last year it may be
necessary to make the addition to the
Eastham building, this might be obviat
ed by refusing all tuition scholars and
adjusting the room we now have for the
accommodation of the resident scholars.
. W. E. Carll,
The school of Oregon City are now in
the very best of condition, well equiped
and well officered and the outlook for
their future is very bright.
Ends in Divorces
A, divorce suit was filed Monday by
Mrs. M. M. Bowers against John S.
Bowers The principala were married
September 1892. The plaintiff alleiies
cruel mid inhuman treatment, says that
her hn6band has heaped indignities upon
her and rendered her life miserable
thereby. The defendint in the cas is
in the employ of the United States Fish
Commissi n and is' a brother of the
United States Fish Commissioner at
Washington, D. C. Mrs. Bowers asks
the court to compel defendant to furniBh
$150 with which to1 prosecute the case
and that the court compel him to pay
her a monthly allowance for life. She
also asks that he be enjoined from mo
lesting or annoying her in anv way or of
visiting tier and for the restoration of
he,r maiden name, that of M. M. Davis.
Winfred Baker has brought suit for a
divorce from her husband, Joseph Baker
on the groundajof desertion. The parties
were married on the sixth of February,
1901 and in December laRt he deserted
her and has since refused to live with
A Brotherly Talk.
Tive Bundred People meet Death
in theater 7ire.
Brother Wood of the Methodist Epis
copal church, will give a brotherly talk
on matters of public interest at the
Methodist church on next Sunday eve
ning at 7 o'clock. The public is cordi
ally invited to attend. . " -
Chicago, Dec. 30. About 550 people
were killed in ten minutes this afternoon
during a fire at the Iroquis Theatre the
newest, largest, and, as far as human
power could mane it, the salest theatre
in Chicago. The estimates vary. The
police count 53.!. The estimaie of the
Dewepapers is 562. There are 55 people
missing at midnight, the majority of
whom are probably' among the dead.
Eighty-six dead have been- positively
identified, and 92 others are knowa to
be injured. Few of these people were
burned to death by the fire, mauy being
suffocated by the gas, and scores were
trampled to death in the panic that fol
lowed the mad plunge of the frightened
audience lor the exits. It will be many
hours before the number o( dead can be
accurately known, and many days before
all of them are Hentified.
There are bodies lying by the dozens
in the undertading rooms, the police
stations and in the hospitals,from which
nearly evervthinff that could reveal
their identity to those who kuew them'!
best, is gone, Clothing torn to rags or
burned to cinders and faces have been
mashed into unrecognizable pulps by the
heels of the crowd that trampled them
down as they fled for safety. The lire
broke out during the second act of the
pla "Mr. Bluebeard," the first produc
tion in the theatre since its erection.
The company, which Wis very large, es
caped to the street in safety, nearly all,
however, were compelled to fleu iutb the
snowy streets with no clothing , but the
ligni stage costumes, and a tew mernberB
of the company sustained minor injuries,
but none were Beriously hurt.
The theater was coniDleted less than
two months ago, at a cost of half a mil
lion dollars, and was the finest play
house in Chicago. It was opened to the
public on the night of November 23.
Ihe style of the structure, architectur
ally, is French Renaissance, which has
a strong suggestion of the classic. It
huB a Jtotal seating capacity of 1724
chairs, with plenty of good standing
room on each floor. The balcony had.
seatiuirs for 475 persons. The records of
the City Building Department bIiow that
the theater was completed in every de
tail and that it whs absolutely fireproof,
all requirements of the law having been
complied with .
the Jackson's Day. Banquet
January S, 1904.
Foley's Kidney Cure
makes kidneys and bladder right
What promises to be an affair of un
usual note to the Democrats of Clacka
mas county is the, 50-cent dinner to be
iiiven by the local iemocaacy on Janu
ary 8, in honor of Jackson's Day Four
hundred invitations have been Bent out
to leading Democrats all ov?r the state,
and the Democracy of Clackamss coun
ty is neneratly invited. Governor Geo.
E. Chamberlain has already notified the
committee in charge that he will be pres
ent, and it is confidently expected that
many more leading Democrats from over
the state will bo here and participtein
the affair 'which promises to eclipse any
thing of the kind ever given in Oregon
Oity. The banquet will partake of a
unification .'meeting, and it is hoped and
expected that every Democrat in the
county who loves 'bia party, no matter
what particular brand of Democracy he
has in the paBt espoused, will honor the
banquet with his presence and make the
aflair one that will not be forgotten for
years to come.
Next June there isn election of all
county officers saie county judge, and it
behooves each and every man who be
lieves in the principles advocated by
Jefferson and Jackson to put his shoulder
to the wheel and BBBist in pushing the
band wagon to the front of the proces
sion and to win a victory to which they
are in every way entitled. iat diner
enceB should be put aside, past griev
ance foi gotten and whether you were a
follower of Bryan and free silver or of
the gold standard, if you believe that
Democracy is right, you will forget the
past and work fothe glorious victory
now in sight.
The Republican party in Clackamas
county is hopelessly divided. The vari'
pus factions rehiBe to he united, and
the natural result ic that the Democrats
have much the beBt of the situation
With a large independent vote ready to
vote with the Democrats, with many
disgruntled Republicans refuBing to sup
port the "Court House Crowd," and
and with the Socialist readv and will
ing to help us win a victory to which we
are justly entitled, if the Democrats of
Clackamas county can't win this year
they certainly are not entitled to win
Then let every Democrat attend the
Jackson Day banquet.
The following gentlemen compose the
Arrangements R. A. Miller, C. N.
THE OLD RELIABLE
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE
Wait, J. P. Lovett, J. E. '
Entertainment R. B. Beati"
Carll, PolkGribble, T. L. Turne.
Canfield, C. D. Latonrette.
Refreshment O. D. Ebv, J. VV
Ernest Mass, h A.Miles.H. E.
Invitation John W. Loder,
Walker, Howard Latoure'te, J '
field, J. H Westover.
Honorary T. R. A. Sellwocn
Jack, G. A "Harding, 0. W.Gm
H. Vaughan, W. W. Jesxe,
Starkweather, OVV, Ribbin
Baty, D. L Trullinger. 1) K
H. Rainey, Jacob Rnecke, G.L
John Weismandle, M. P Chapin
M. O. Strickland, J. J. Cooke, '
Galloway, John liaffney, P. A
clough, O. I). Rnbbins, Robert Gn
Mart Robbids, Dr. Beard, J.J
No. 1. Rev Carlisle P. B. Kar.n L.
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Of Waverly, Texas, writes: "Of innrn
i"g, .when first uriBiug,, I o'reu iiml a
troublesome collection ofjphlegm. which
produces a cough and is very h ii.l to
dislodge; but a small quantity nl Bal
lard's Horehound Syrup will a once
dislodge it, and the trouble is over I
know of no medicine that is equal to it,
and it is no pleaeaut to take. I c l moat
coidially recommend it to all ir-iona
needing a medicine for throat or lung
trouble." 25c, 50c and $1,' Charman A
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Every Article Reduced.
Golden R,ule Bazaar. ' .
Annual Clearance Sale.
Oregon City's Big Cash Store.
We have determined to make our Fourth Annual Clearance Sale one long to be remembered on account
of low prices. We wish to dispose of at least one half of our stock before stock-taking time; Febl J, 2nd to
accomplish this, have marked goods at prices which will induce our patrons to anticipate their future needs.
Our entire stock of Shoes
has been reduced from
20 to 50 per cent.
CLOAKS AND SKIRTS
Any Cloak or Skirt in stock at a
reduction of 20 per cent from regular
prices. These arc all new, fresh
goods and the latest styles
Crockery and Glassware
Any piece or Bet in oui
entire stock at '
20 per cent
less than regular prices
Everything in the store has been re
duced at least 10 per cent, except
Arrow Brand Collars. "W.B." Cor
sets and "Black Cat" Hosiery.
Goods with special discounts have
been marked in plain figures.
A large stock of Cotton, Woolen
and Silk shirt waists to be closed
out at manufacturer's cost.
Dress Ti homings
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