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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 1904
to Tina! Rest
Benry Samson Sleeps the Sleep If
the Deadi'ljis funeral Was
Sent to Jlsylum
Tor the Insane
Bert Bekes Declared a Lunatic and
to Salem Monday
6. Jf. J?. Post
and Relief Corps
THE OLD RELIABLE
of Hew Council
Bis Jlddress When Retiring from
the Governor's Chair of
Tour llew Itiemhers Take their
Openly and Jointly Install their
Seats and licw Officers are
Elected for 1904
Officers. Grant B. Dlmlck
Delivers an Oration
The funeral of Henry Satnaon mention
of whose death was mude in these
columns last week was field at Needy
in the county on lust Friday and was
the moat largely attended funeral held
in this county iu recent years.
Mr. Samson was 88 years old and was
ne of the oldest pioneer citizens of Ore
gon, having settled in Clackamas county
morethau half a century ago. He reared
a family of six children all of whom are
Well knewn and highly ret-pected citiztns
W.W.H. Samfon of this city at one
time Sheriff and the leading auctioneer
of the county is his son. Mr. Samson
was a member in gcotl standing for
many years of the F. A. M. lodge and
his funeral and burial was held under
the auspices of that order and was at
tended by members from almost every
part of the county. The funeral ser
vices were conducted at the Rock i reek
Methodist church on Friday morning
and the interment took place in Kock
Creek cemetery at 11 o clock of the
same day. Peace to his aahes.
Mountain View .
Born, to Mrs. Pearl Roe Jan. 3.,a son.
i Mr?. Ringo is unusually happy latey.
Hattie writes from Caliiornia that Bert
has another boy at hia house.
Mrs. May Felger, of Philometh, was
the guests of Mrs. Gillett on Friday of
Mrs. Buss is on the sick list and Dr.
N orris is in attendance.
Mrs. J. W. Currin is quite poorly late
ly Grandma Rowen is on the sick list.
A family has moyed Into the Grout
There will be a
Lane Grange hall
pie social at Maple
next Saturday eve
Ladies bring a pie.
buy a pie.
will move to Hub
Grandpa Ware and
ning, Jan. 9th.
Gents each please
bard this week as
George Ware have
ble there. Frank
bought a livery sta
Aldredge was the
Mrs. Minnie Faust, of Carus, has
been visiting her siBter, Grandma May,
and family the past week.
Elder Speiss and Rev. Craig are hold
ing meetings here this week. Meetings
in the afternoon at 2 o'clock and in the
evening at 7 :30 o'clock .
Mr. Warner's health is quite poorly
Frank Beard was in town one day
last week and went home with a severe
attacK of rheumatism.
Don't forget the pie social at Maple
Lane Grange hall on Saturday evening,
All come and have a social time.
. IPIROIFIESSIOlsr-A.L C-A-IRjIDS
J)R. GEO. HOEYE
All work warranted and satisfaction guarantee
Crown and Bridge work a specialty
OREGON CITY OREGON
gt C. STRICKLAND, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
' Does an Cp-To-Date General Practice
Special attention given1 o surgery and diseases
Office is Garde Building, 7th and Main Rt
OREGON CITY, OREGON
Qt D, & D. C. LATCURETTE
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Oommeroial, Real Estate and Probate our
Office in Commercial Bank Building
OREGON CITY OREGON
ROBERT A. MILLER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Real Estate bought and sold, money loaned
illes examined and abstracts made, cash paid for
county warrants. Probate and commissioners'
oourt business and insurance.
BOOM 8, WIHOUB0 BUILDIN8
OREGON CITY, - ' - - - OBEOON
(JRANT B. DIMICK
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Will practice In all Courts In the State, Ctrcalt
, and District Courts of the United States.
Insolvent debtors taken through bankruptcy.
Ofioe In Garde Building, Oregon City, Or.
BUCKLEIN & KLEINSMITH. Props,
1 Having First-class Machinrey
Doing First-class Work
I Keeps in Stock a Line Shafting and Pulleys, New and Second
Hand. Also Engine and Saw Mill Machinery
Bert Bokes, of Gladstone, hat become
violently insane, For several (lavs past
he has been acting queerly. On Sun.
day night. Sheriff John R. Shaver was
summoned to the home Mr C. W. John
son at Gladstone and Air. Ii kes, who is
a relatives of that family, was taken in
to custody. He was violent ,nd during
the night he attempted to get away and
once succeeded iu getting out of the
house and trumped over a considerable
portion of Gladstone in his night clothes
and bare feet, returning to the house
when the whim was ended. On Mon
day morning Sheriff Shaver brought
him to Oregon City and incaicrrated
him in the county jail until a trial of
his mental condition could be had. Dur
ing the day he was taken before C'Hinty
Judge Thomas F. Ryan, and his mental
condition inquired into. Pie was ad
judged a lunatic and ordered sent to the
asylem. Heavily mauacied and under
a strong guard with Chief of Police
Burns in charge he was taken to Salem
on Monday afternoon on the Albany
local and placed in the asylum. While
M. Bokes at this time is a violently in
sane man, his friends hope for his
ultimate recovery and will see that he
gets the beat of treatment.
Mr. Reichie and Miss Anna Frobase
were united iu the holy bonds of matn
mony,Sunday, at the home of the bride's
parents at Stafford. Rev. F. Reichie
officiating. Immediately after the
knot was tied the couple departed for
their future home in Portland.
Justice of the Peace, G. F. Aden has
completed the precinct jury lis t for the
A valuable Shepherd dog belonging to
S. Peters died Sunday morning from a
prolonged illness. The dog was ex
ceptionally smart and well trained and
known throughout the neighborhood,
Thete Beems to be an unusual scir
among the Republicans leaders of this
precinct for the road supervisorBhip,
although there has been no petition cir
culated to that effect. Why are the
Democrats less concerned about the
matter, is a a hard question to answer.
They seem to be impressed with the
idea that there will be no change made
in this precinct, and that the present
supervisor, J. G. Aden will hold over or
It is exceptional to find a family where
there are no domestic ruptures occasion
ally, but these can be lessened by hav -ing
Dr. King's New Life Pills around.
Much trouble they save by their great
work in Stomach and Liver troubles.
They not only relieve you but cure. 25c,
at Charman & Co's drug store.
of OREGON CITY
Transacts a general banking business
Makes loans and collections, discounts bills
bays and sells domestic and foreign exchange
and reoeires deposits subject to check.
Open from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
D O. Ijatotibettk, . J. Meybo
Qt N. GREENMAN
THE PIONEER EXPRESSMAN
Prompt delivery to all parts of the city
OREGON CITY REGON
DR. C. D. LOVE
Graduate of American School of Osteopathy
Successfully treats both acute and chronlo dis
eases. Call for literature, i
Consultation and Examination Free.
lOr by appointment at any time.
Booms over Dr. Morris' Cental P'arlors, next door
to Courier Office.
OHIGOH CITY, OB TOOK.
0. SCHUBBBL W. B. TJ'BKN
jrjREN & SCHTJEBEL
f . - a rts 1 rrT
AUVKjN .10 Ai LAW
Will practice 'In all courts, make collections
end settlements of estates, furnish abstract! of
title, lend you money and lend your money 00
trat mortgage. Office In Enterprise building.
OREGON CITY OBEOON
Bob Taylor of Tennessee is one of
the best public speakers in America.
He has been Congressman and twiceGov.
ertior of his native state. He is a tine
violinist, an inimitable dialectician and
as an entertainer and an orator haB few
if any equals ''efore the American people
of today. Inasmuch as he may be
one of the attractions at next summers
Chautauqua we reproduce the closing
part of his spepch when he retired from
the governors chair in Tennessee.
"I am about to ah utile off this mortal
coil of politics and fly away to the
heaven of my native mountains, where
1 may think and dream in peace, safe
from the sickening sting of unjust critic,
ism safe from the talons of some old
political vulture jsafe from the slimy kiss
and keen dagger of gratitude. I do not
mean to say that all politicians are
vultures, for the great majority of our
public men are upright and honest, and
worthy of the confidence reposed in
them, yet there are black wing in the
political firmament, and reptiles crawl
and hiss in every capital. But, thank
God, the live thunders of eternal tiuth
always clears the atmosphere, and
the heel of justice will surely bruise the
serpent's head. I do not retire from
this office with the ranklings of disap
pointment and chargin in my bosom,
but ratner as one who retires from labor
to rest, from war to peace, from trouble
to happincs. I do not retire the
'somnambulist of a shattered dream,'
but with all te bud of hope bursting
into bloom, and all the bowers of the
future ringing with melody. I am con
tented with my lot in life. Three times
I have won the laurel wreath of honor,
twined by the people of my native
State, and that is glory enough for
" While I believe tuat the good in
politics outweighs the bad, yet how
thorny is the path, and how unhappy
the pilK'image of him who dares to do
his duty. There are no flowers, except
a few bouquets snatched from the graves
of fallen foe; there Is no happiness ex
cent the transient thrill of cruel triumph
which passes like a shadow across the
"Every honest man who runs for
office is a candidate for trouble for the
fruits of political victory turns to ashes
on the lips. To me there is nothing in
this world so like a mariner without a
compass, drifting on the tempest-tossed
waves of uncer tainty, between the smil
ing cliffs of hope and frowning crags of
fear. He is a walking petition and a
living prayer. He is a packhorse of
public sentiment, he is the dromedary
of politics. And even if he reaches the
goal of his ambition, he will soon feel
the beak of the vulture ia his heart and
the fang of the serpent in his soul.
"I am no longer a candidate; never
again will I be inaugurated into public
oliice. The ark ot my humble public
career now rests on the Ararat of private
life, and I stand on its peaceful summit
and look down on the receding flood of
politics. The dove of my deetiuy has
brought me an olive branch from hap
pier fields, and I go hence to labor and
to loye. I take with me a beurt full of
gratitude and a soul full of precious
memories gratitude to the people for
their unwavering confidence in me
precious memories of my friends who
have been kind and true. The record I
have made is an open book to all. I am
willing to die by it, for whatever mis
takes I may have commtted. I
have kept steadily in view the honor
of the state and the happiness of the
"As I have already presented my
views on public questions in my recent
message to the general assembly, I deem
it unnecessary to further discuss them on
this happy occasion happy to our new
Governor, happy to me, happy to all. It
only reminds me to bid you all an affec
tionate and final farewell, and to express
the praver that the Ohritt who died for
love and mercy's sake wid guide our
chief executive and all who shall follow
him in the paths of peace and love, and
baptize them with the spirit of mercy.
Turning to Mr. McMillin, the govern
elect.Gov. Taylor, eaid: "And no,
Benton McMillin, you have given your
band and heart to Tennessee. I pro
nounce you man and wife, and may the
Lord have mercy oayour souls."
LAND OFFICE RECEIPTS.
Big Monty Taken In bythe Local
Land Office During the Last
The quarterly report of the local Land
office shows the foiling receipts for the
past three months :
Fifty timber and etone land entries cov
ering 7,712.63 acres $19 281 60
Commissions rn these entries. 500 00
125 homestead entries 1 115 lO
Commissions from the 16,-
873.68 acres 67163
Commissions on 26 final proofs,
3,700.42 acres 162 89
Reducing testimony to writing 518 09
Aggreage receipts.. $23 748 67
These are large receipts for the local
land office. The business has been ex
ceedingly eood during the past quarter
and Register A. 6. Dresser and Receiv
er Bibee and their core of clerks and
stenographers have been kept on the
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY
Take Urattv Brotno Quinine Tablets. All
drugget refund the money if it faila V. eare, I
The first meeting of the Oregon City
council for the year 1904 was held in the
city hall on Wednesday evening. All
members of the council weie present ex
cept Councilman Kuiiier.
The lour Councilmen, M, Justine,
Mark Chapman, II. E. Straight and
Albert Knapp were inducted into
The Mayor appointed the following
officers for the year 1004 all of which ap
pointments were confirmed by the
council without a dissenting vote.
Charles Burns, chief of police, salary
$''0 per month ; Eu" Shaw, assit-tant
chief of police and night watch, salary
J60 per mouth ; John Green, street com
missioner. E. P. Rands, city engineer;
Geo, Story, city attorney. Bruce Curry,
who for the past several years has acted
as city recorded was uLanimously re
elected to that position without opposi
A petition to have an arc light placed
at the mouth of Molal la avenue in Ely
ville was referred to the committee on
streets and public property.
VV. E. Wilson applied for a renewal
of his saloon license which was grant
ed. The proposition of the Women's Lewis
and Clark club to have the city purchase
lot 51 in Oregon City for the purpose of
making a park out of the same in which
to erect a monument to Dr. McLougu
lm was indefinitely postponed on ac
count of the cost of the property. The
committee having toe matter in charge
having reported that the total coat of the
lot would be $2,500 . The lot belongs
to Captian Asperson.
Ordinance of W. H. Bonney to grant
him the privilege to erect poles for a
telephone syt-tem in Oregon Citv was
referred to the committee on streets.
The ordinance directing the lease of 26
fett of the alley below the bluff on fifth
btreet to G. W. Church for the purpose
erecting a warehouse hereon at a rental
to the city for $20 per year was giving its
til et reading and ordered published.
The ordinance directing the levy of
tax for the improvement of Seventh
btreet, on the abutting property holders
was given its first reading and ordered
The Board of Water Commissioners
by its Secretary J. F. Hedges filed its
annual report showing that the plant
had made $3,000 net profits for the city
duringthe past year. The indebtedness
of the water works board at the present
ti me bein g practically $27 ,000 . 00 . The
plant is in fine condition and the service
almost perfect. ,
Itie report of thd City TrasureJ T. J.
Myers was filed and ordered printed.
His report in connection with the report
of the City Recorder Bruce Curry shows
that th receipts of ttie city last ver
from all sources was $12,177.31 and fiat
the expenses were $9,394,21. About on
half of the receipts r $4,900 came from
the saloon licenses collet-ted . The re
ports also show that the total indebted
ness of the citv is $97,506.08.
The meeting was very harmonious and
the beet of feeling prevailed.
Odd Fellows Installed Officers Mon
The past week has been a busy one in
Lodge Circles in Oregon City.
The encamoraent of Odd Fellows No.
4, installed their officers for the next
six months. The followtne were in
stalled : John F. Clark, chief patriarch ;
A. H. Finnegan, high priest; C. O. T.
Williams, scribe; Judge Thomas F.
Ryan, treasurer; J. L. Waldron, junior
The encampment of Odd Fellows has
more than 100 membeis. It is in a flour
ishing condition and is one of the beat
encampments in Cregon.
A festival for fraternalists occurred
Tuesday evening at the Armory. Two
electric cars arrived from Portland early
in the evening withabjut 80 members
of Portland Lodge No. 209, of the Fra
ternal Brotherhood of America ol which
Col. B. E. Spencer is president with Dr.
Keeper, secretary, and Mrs. Essie Haw
ley, treasurer. Col.C. VV. Stone, su
preme representative accompanied by
General I Organizer G. E. Stryer were
the guests of honor.
The important work of the evening
was the installation of officers of Oregon
City Lodge No, 302, which was elaborate
ly performed by Portland Escort Team,
composed of ten uniformed ladies headed
by Mrs. Savage and Miss Sharp under
the direction of D. Trengrove.
The officers installed were President,
J. F. Nelson, vice-president, frtrs. M.
A.Ingram; P. P., Mrs. C. HtLocey;
chaplain, Mrs. J. F. Nelson; treasurer,
Jesse George; secretary ,Mrs. N.M. Coop
er ; escort. Thos. Haley ; sergeant, Mrs.
E. 8. CleveDger;M. A. M., Mrs. Lydia
Ulevenger; J.D. K... U. H. Jsmenneiser,
O. D. K., A. II. Ward ; physician, T. E.
The Fraternal Brotherhood has home
offices at Los Angeles. Cal., and adopt
ed over 1,000 new members in Decem
ber, and the order is only six years old.
Meetings of a special character will be
held in the Salvation Army hall every
Tuesday night, from now on. "A pump
kin see i and watermelon seed," will be
the title of next Tuesday evening's lec
ture. Fathers and mothers are specially
invited to attend. Everybody welcome.
. Meade Post, G. A. R. , and the Wo
men's Relief Corps held a joint open
installation of officers at Willamette
hall Monday evening The officers of the
Meade Post installed for the next six
months' term were: J. Doremus, com
ti ander; L. W. Ingram, senior vice
commander; Favton Hayford, junior
vice-commander; O. A. Williams, adju
tant; George A. Harding, quartermast
er ; A. B. Moore, sergeant; J. R. Wil
liams, chaplain ; David Caukins, ofl:cer
of th day ; J. R. Nelson, officer of the
gua"d; F. H. Beach, sergeant major;
E. VV. Midlam, quartermaster sergeant.
The officers were installed by Depart,
ment Commander David Turner, of
The officers of the Women's Relief
Corps were installed by airs. Mary Brad
ley. The officers installed were as fol
lows: President. Mrs. Margaret Wil
liams ; S. V. P., Louise Freeman ; J. V.
P., Mrs. L. W. Ingram; chaplain, Mrs.
Fitzgerald : secretary. Marv E. iiradlev :
conductor, Pauline Schwartz: astistant
conductor, Mrs. Nelson; guard, Mrs.
Ketchum; assistant guard, Mrs. Shank:
first color-bearer, Mrs. Doremus: Btcond
color-bearer, Mrs. Moore; third color.
nearer, Mrs. Matthews; fourth color
bearer, Mrs. McAnulty. Meade Relief
Corps is p. capable auxiliary organization
to the G. A. R. Post and has a large
After the installation, speeches were
mad in honor of the occasion. The
post having been presented with a new
Hag, Mayor Grant B. Dimick delivered
an excellent oration upon his theme
which was well received by the large au
dience in attendance. Judge William
Galloway also made an address, as did
his wife. Other speeches and recita
tions were made by Department Com
mander Turner and Deputy Inspector
J. Foes. After the installation and
Gpeech-making an elegant lunch was
served and the affair was voted one of
the pleasantest that has come off in Ore
gon City in a long time.
' Water Board Meets.
The Board of Water Works Commis.
sioners of Oregon City held their first
meeting of trie year Mondav evening at
the office of Hedges & Griffith in the
Weinhard building, all members of the
board being present. The $10,000 in
bonds owning by the city for water
works and maturing at this time and
bearing 6 per cent interest were ordered
tal en up and warrants lutned i-i their
place bearing the same rate of interest,
The object in doing this was to avoid the
necessity of issuing new bonds at this
time. The warrants can be issued
at any time and paid off at pleasure and
whereas tfie bonds can only ba redeemed
at a fixed period.
Kegular routine business was trans
acted, current monthly bills paid. Chair
man J. bj. Hedges was directed to confer
with the Southern Pacific Railroad Com
pany and have stopped the leakage in
the company's water tank on Seventh
Tlie little folks loe Dr. Wood's Norway Pine
Syrup, l'leanant to take; perfectly harmleax;
poaitlre euro for coughs, joldi, bronchitis, tu
The Bank of Oregon City
WISHES ITS FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS A
HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR
At Bradley's Second Hand Store
All Goods in Hardware Line Greatly Reduced. We can save
you money if you want anything we handle. New and
second hand goods kept in stock. Examine our stock
before buying elsewhere.
Next door to Heinz Bakery.
We Want Your Trade
at Harris Grocery
And are going to make special induce
ments to close buyers.
Cash and Small Profits is Oui Motto.
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE
Of the Voten
Of Clackamas County Bus 6om
menced'-ifew Legal Voters '
Registered thus Tar
On Monday morning County Cleric
F. A. Sleight opened up his registration,
books at tlio county court for tho regis
tration of the voters of Clackamas coun
ty. Every legal voter in the county
who ''epireB to vote for councy ottleials
in June or for the Presidential
electors In November muet roister.
You can register at any time .veen,
this date and the first day of M.iy next
and can register at the office of the
County Clerk or before any notary pub
lic in any part of the county. Not a
single voter registered during the first
day of the registration period and only a
few availed themselves of the privilege
on Tuesday, the second day. Fran
now on, however, it is expected th.it th
number who register will increase front
day to day and that in the end it will be
found that fully 5,000 voters have bee
registered in all, Asa party duos not
have te state his party affiliation in tliii
state there will be no way of determin-.
ing who or which party is getting th
best of the figures. -
Letter L ixt
Following is the list of letters remain-,
ing in the Oregon City poet office oa
Jan. 7, 1904:
Women's List Miss Grace Andersos.
Miss Nettie M Collins, Mrs Kate Clapy,
Miss Peat I Decker, Mrs Susie Griffeu,
Miss RettaHarlen (?j,Mrs Mary Holme
Mrs E A Holmes, Miss Marion Haynee,
Mrs Peter Karause, Mrs Lerton Miller,
Mr and Mrs M B Miliner, M,ss I P Rob
bins, Miss Sophia Stenback.
Men's List Adam's Expiee Co, k
BuckleB, Alexander Brown, O C Catly,
Emil Calger, Taylor Church, F, J. Dowe,
G P Eaton, R L Fnrgerson, H M Henry,
Elmer Jennings,' Win McOornike, Hank
Olcson, W Porter, Ray Scott, Waller
Shepherd, Ernest Sonciy.Hugh Talbnaa
T H Taylor (2), O H Taylor, Frank
Tatro, T J Wirtz, J Wolfer.
Tom P. Randall, P. M.
W. W. BRADLEY
n. brave i ugn&iur la cm iecn box. no.