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OREGON CITY, ORE., THURSDAY, OCT. 2, 1313.
Fi NOW HISTORY
CAN BY ASSEMBLY ENDS WITH
BALANCE ON RIGHT SIDE
LIST OF PREMIUMS PUBLISHEI
. Fair Succes from Every Standpoint
Detailed List of Exhibits and
The Seventh Annual Clackamas
County Fair came to a close on Sat
urday evening, September 11, alter
four dav's session and was one i
the most successful ever held by the
Clackamas County Fair Association
The attendance was larger than here
tofoie, and the people residing in the
outlying districts came to the fair
grounds in large numbers. The weath
er during the four days was ideal, and
the music was never better, as there
were more bands on the ground, these
being the Reuland, Hubbard. Mt. An
gel, Molalla, Canby, and some of the
members of the Aurora band, besides
these there were for two days and
evenings excellent concerts given at
the booth of the Wiley B. Allen Music
Company, and through the courtesy
of Mr. II. H. Bower, who represented
the Company at the fair, Mrs. Calvert
one 01 the well known musical instruc
tors of the state, whose home is at
present at Canby, introduced to the
Fair visitors some of Canby's best
musical talent, including little Miss
Loraine Lee, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. M. J. Lee; Albert King, son of
Mr. and Mrs. King, and Miss Daphne
Bissell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs,
Miss Lee, although 11 years of age.
has a remarkable contralto voice. Her
notes are rich, and she sings with ex
pression that attracts'the attention of
her hearers. Not only is she a singer
but pianist as well, and favored her
' audience with several of her piano
selections, she was compelled, to re
spond to several encores.
Albert King is a musical genius
with a future before him as a great
pianist, rte is only 11 years of age
and is one of the most attractive little
fellows in this county. He, like little
Miss Loraine Lee, has made hundreds
of friends at the fair.
Miss Bissell who has made her home
at Canby most of her life, gave sev
eral whistling solos Thursday and Fri-
day, which won her much praise, and
it was necessary for her to respond
to the hearty applause.
There were selections given under
the direction of Mrs. Calvert by other
pianists, several of which. 12 hands
manipulated the piano keys at one
time, all of whom showed the careful
study they had given their selections
and of the excellent training of their
ine bands were never tired in
their efforts to please the large throng
each day, and those attending the fair
spoke in the highest praises of the
musical programme given during the
ine races were among the main
features of the fair, and each day
brought out large crowds in the grand
stand and this was found inadequate
to accomodate the crowds. There were
many good racing horses on the half-
mile track. The motorcycle races were
exciting from start to finish.
The livestock, including sheep, pigs,
goats horses and cattle were of ex
ceptionally good stock, and pens were
lined to their capacity. The poultry
department was never better nor
larger, from the smallest Bantum to
the Cochin China were represented.
The largest boar on the ground was
owned by Judge G. B. Dimick, and is
from tne Dimick stock Farm at Hub
bard. This animal weighs 950 pounds,
and was among the chief attractions
in the livestock department. This car
ried off the first premium. Judge Dim
ick had some of the finest Poland
Chinas on the grounds, and carried
away many of the blue ribbons.
.Gust Jaeger, of Wilsonville, had
some of his fine horses on exhibit,
which were awarded blue ribbons,
among these being "Nailstone Boxer"
an imported stallion.
Albert Porter, who resides near
Aurora, had some of his best horses
on exhibit, and carried off some of
thef irst and second premiums.
The Jersey cows owned by A. D.
Gribble, who resides near Aurora, but
in Clackamas County; Guernseys own
ed by N. H. Smith, of Logan; goats
and sheep owned by Schmidt Bros.,
sheep and pigs by Harms Bros; were
among the chief attractions in the live
The big pavillion attracted large
crowds. This was filled with produce
from all over the county, besides
there were pretty and attractive
booths of granges, improvement
clubs, commercial and manufacturing.
The Commercial booths of L. Adams,
Carlton & Rosenkrans, Bannon & Co.,
Western Stock Journal, Watkins Med
ical Company, Wiley B. Allen Co., Au
rora Record, Circulating Library, Wil
lamette Valley Mortgage Loan Co.,
were all attractively arranged.
Warner Grange, which was awarded
the firstp remium for the best exhib
it, had a display of fruit, grains; gras
ses, vegetables, needlework, etc., ar
tistically arranged in one of the most
attractive booths in the building. Mrs.
B. Hoffman, of New Era, who was su
perintendent, was assisted in the work
of arranging the booth by Mr. Flem
ing, Mr. Flemming, Mrs. L. Wink, and
Opposite this booth was that of the
ML Pleasant Civic Improvement Club,
which decided just a few days before
the Fair to have an exhibit, and which
carried off the firstp rize for the best
exhibit of an improvement club. Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Warner, Mr. and Mrs
Ward Lawton presided over this booth
and arranged the same. This booth
attracted many hundreds of visitors
by its artistic arrangements.
Barlow Improvement Club, as usual
came in for its prize for a booth, and
"'s irpcided over by the old stand-by
H. T. Melton, who was assisted by
urs. u. Hi. Armsby, Mrs. Hattie lr-
win. I,. M. Armsby.
C. T. Howard the miller of Mulino
had on display some of his choicest
flour, which was arranged in a pyr
Bannon Company had an exhibit
that was a great credit to any dry
goods store, and the arrangement of
the goods was admired by the many
visitors to tne iair. This was a prize
Carlton & Rosenkrans' booth was
the largest of any booth in the build
ing and one that drew the attention
of the visitor as he entered the big
pavillion. The decorations were unique
The general exhibit of Clackamas
County was opposite the Warner
Grange, but owing to the Oregon
State Fair, this exhibit was not as
large as that of lastv ear.
The Juvenile department, which was
in cnarge of Mrs. M. C. Young, of
wnsonvuie, assisted by Miss Mahala
Gill of Logan and Miss Mattie Hay
man of Clackamas, drew large crowds,
The domestic science department,
which was presided over by Mrs. S.
S. Walker of this city, and the Ladies
Textile department by Mrs. J. L. Wal
dron of Oregon City,, were larger and
better than any previous year, and
these ladies gave their careful atten
tion to the articles that were placed
in meir cnarge ior sate keeping.
The baby show Saturday was one of
the main features for that dav of t.h
iair, ana Mrs. a. j. Lewis was in
charge. There were bov babies, o-irl
babies, pretty babies, and some that
were not so pretty, short and fat ha-
uies, lean and lanky babies, and some
that were smiling, while others were
crying, nut an caused much amuse
ment for the larere crowd that assem.
bled near the platform to see who had
prize winning babies. Although there
were many disappointed mothers, the
luugea escapea witnout a scratcn or
hairpulling match at the close of the
contest, but they have decided that it
would be their last judging of babies
as it was such a task to select the best
there being so many handsome chil
dren entered for prizes.
ronowing is tne list of prizes
Best general exhibit. A. D. Gribble.
standard bred & Morgans, stallions
3 years and over, Albert Pratt, Au
rora first prize $10; mares, 3 years
and over, John Kaniniaue. Aurora.
iirst prize, $iu, a. jj. Gribble, Aurora,
secona, $o.uu Albert fratt. Aurora.
third; fillies, 1 year, Emsley Gribble,
unoy, iirst, o.uu; u. v. iiayser, Can
by, second. $3.00: A. D. Gribble. third:
fillies and colts, Albert Pratt, Aurora,
first; A. D. Gribble. Aurora, second.
$j.uu; nest lour colts, Albert Pratt,
Aurora, $10; produce of dam, A. D.
Gribble, Aurora, first $5.00; Albert
Pratt, Aurora, second.
Belgian coach. French coach. Hack
neys and Cleveland bays; stallion 3
years and over, G. Fredrich, Molalla,
Percherons & French draft; stallion
years and over. Calton Pedcheron
Horse Co., Mulino, first $10.
Clyesdales & English shires; stal
lions, 3 years and over, G . Jaegar,
onerwooa, iirst iu stallions. 1 vear.
same, first $5.00; mares. 3 vears and
over, same, first, $10.00; fillies and
colts, same, first, $5.00: get of sire.
4 colts, same, first $10.00: produce of
dam, 2 colts, same, $5.00; stallion, any
age, same, banner; best mare, same,
Draft horses, grades & cross breeds
W. W. Irwin, first. $10. and second.
oest geiaing or mare, John Heinz,
Aurora, first $5; under-year, J. K.
Gribble, Aurora, first, $4.
Grade coach or General Purpose
horses: best mare, or gelding, 3 years
or over, A. G. Marrs, Oregon Citv.
first $10, and second $5.00.; best year-
K Uf "El A f .. .' r It V .
iing. n . j.-. luLiimiiey, uresnam, iirst,
Roadsters, trotters and pacers: best
single roadster, mare or E-eldin?. w.
C. Belknap, Canby, $10.
Jacks, jennets and mules: best span
mules, H .D. Harms, Aurora. firsL
Shetland ponies: Orlando Romier.
first, $3; Harry Ramsby, second, $2,
(both of Canby.) third Elden Kocher
Brood mre with colt: A. P. Gribble.
Aurora, first $10.
Shorthorns: best cow. 2 vears and
over, w. W. irvin, Aurora, first $10.
Guernseys: best bull, A. G. & J.
Hughes, Oregon City, first, banner:
best cow I years and over, same first
$10; best heifer, 1 year and under 2,
same, first $10: best cow or heifer,
same, first, banner.
Jersey: bulls, I years and over. N.
H. Smith, Oregon City, first $10; A.
r. Gribble, Aurora, second, $5; D. B.
Yoder, Aurora, third; best bull, 1 year
and under z, w. J. iiauer, Aurora,
first $10; J. R. Cale, Molalla, second,
$5; best bull under 1 year, M. P. Grib
ble, Aurora, first $5; N. H. Smith,
Oregon City, second $2; A. P. Gribble,
third; best bull, N. H. Smith, Oregon
City, banner; best sow, 2 years and
over, A. P. Gribble, Aurora, first $10;
D. B. Yoder, Aurora, second, $5; best
heifer, 1 year and under 2, A. P. Grib
ble, Aurora, first $lu; J. K. Cale, Mo
lalla second, $5; best heifer, under 1
year, A. P. Gribble, Aurora, first $5,
and second $2; best cow or heifer, A.
Gribble, Aurora, banner; best four
animals, A. P. Gribble, Aurora, $15;
best two animals, A. P. Gribble, Au
rora $6; best calf under 2 years, same;
first $5, and second $2.50; milking
cows, N. H. Smith, Oregon City, first,
Merinos: best ram, 1 year and un
der 2, Schmidt Bros. Oregon City, first
$5; best ram lamb, same, first $5;
best ewe, 1 year and under 2. same.
first $5 and second $3; best ewe lamb,
same, first $5, and second $d; cham
pion ram, same, banner; champion
ewe, same, banner.
Shropshire: best ram, 1 year and
under 2, X. Schmidt Bros. Oregon City
Continued on page 6.
"OLD HENRY" LAID TO REST
Aged Indian Given Christian Burial
By Molalla Friends
Old Henry Yelkis, last of the Mo
lallas, who was found dead in the road
near Molalia last week, was given
Christian buril by many old friends
of the aged Indian last Thursday, as
a final tribute to the old character
who was known from one end of
Clackamas county, to the other .The
Indian's death attracted attention
all over the state, as he was the last
of a dying tribe. Commenting on his
death, Lee Moorehouse of Pendleton,
an authority on Oregon Indian history
said: that Henry was leally a mem
ber of the Cayuse tribe, and comment-
ted on the old chief as follows:
"Many years ago," said the major
in speaking of the death of the old
Indian, "the Cayuses end Snakes
fought a. bloody battle near the pres
ent site of the town of Umatilla. The
Snakes were victorious and scattered
their enemies. One band headed west
with the Snakes in pursuit, and the
chase continued until the fugitives
were across the Cscades. There they
settled in the Molalla valley and never
returned to their tribesmen. The other
Cayuses remained here, and, through
their close association with other
tribes, lost their native tongue and
gradually adopted what is known as
the Nez Perce Walla Walla language.
"lhe Willamette valley branch.
which came to be known as the Mo
lalla tribe, however, kept their tongue
and preserved it to the last."
THINGS BOOMING AT OGLE
New Machinery and Equipment Being
installed at Company s Mine
plant of the Ogle mine will be corn-
plant ot the OOgle mine will becom-
pleted m full operation by December
the first, according to J. B. Fair-
clough, president of the Ogle Mining
company, wno returned from the
mine recently, where he has been as
sisting in the instalation of the new
macninery ana equipment. A power
plant, a cyanide plant and a tube mill
are being installed, the first two being
already on tne ground, while the latter
is being transferred from the railroad
The haul from Mt. Angel to the mine.
over 39 miles of rough mountain coun
try, was made by thirteen span of
horses and a gang of over seventeen
men. The new plant will be one of
the finest in Oregon when completed
aim win nave capacity oi irom XUU 10
150 tons per day. Local men interest
ed in the mine are much enthused over
the prospects for early activity at the
CLARK STILL A PRISONER
Sheriff Mass Keeps Suspected Indian
Murderer in Toils of the Law
Harry Clark, the Indian, who Sher-
iff Mass arrested on acount of sus
picious circumstances in connection
with the finding of the body of Henrv
Yelkis last week, is still in the county
jau, ano tnougn no specific charges
nave Deen lodged against him, accus
ing him of the crime, the officials
feel that they are doing their duty
in keeping the fellow in jail. Clark has
admitted that he dragged the body of
old Henry to the side of the road, but
denies that he killed him, or was re
sponsible in anyway for his death. At
least he says he remembers nothing
or tne crime, out from information
obtained Sheriff Mass feels waranted
in holding him for further examina
tion. Clark is known as a "bad" In
dian, and the feeling is general that
he knows more concerning Henry's
death than he pretends to. The body
of the old Indian was badlv bruised
and the fact that the footprints about
the place corresponded to those of
Clark would throw suspicion toward
the younger Indian.
BARDE & LEVITT STOCKS SOLD
L. E. Karo of Portland Purchases
Local Bankrupt Stork
The Barde & Levitt stock in thn
Oregon City store was purchased re
cently for $16,260 by L. E. Karo of
Portland who will soon open up the
store and dispose of the stock on hand.
The total amount realized from the
sale of the four Barde & Levitt stocks
amounted to $48,247. 12 and was di
vided as follows: Salem, JJ. snonheim,
purchaser, $13,690; Corvallis, Matt
Mosgrove, $12,370.50; Hood River, M.
Bloom, $5,935.62; and E. L. Karo, Ore
gon City, $16,260. The total bid for
all the stocks combined was that of
Baron & Fulop for $47,100. As the to
tal of the individual bids exceeded
this amount the stocks were sold sep
arately. Thes ucoessful bidders were
awarded the stocks by Referee B. N.
Hicks. Mr. Levitt will remain in the
store with the new owner for the time
being and assist in the disposition of
the Btock here.
STOCK JOURNAL WINS
Local Magazine takes First Prize for
Original Booth at County Fair
The Western Stock Journal came in
for its share of honors at the State
fair, and the first prize of $15.00
cash was awarded that magazine for
having the most original booth and
display at the county fair last week.
The Stock Journal corner in the dis
play pvillion was most attractively
decorated by Miss Nan Cochran, who
had charge of the exhibit during the
fair. Not only did the attractive booth
advertise the stock Journal well, but
a minature railroad running through
a country of rich resources wound its
way throughout the booth, effectively
arguing for early completion of the
Clackamas southern. The stock
Jouranl exhibit attracted thousands at
Sunday at Logan
Rev. E.-A. Smith will preach Sun
day at Logan. Sunday School at 10:30
M. reaching 11:75. Good music.
Subject: "The Bible Value of Life."
Mr. Smith, who has had a call to a
pleasant field in Portland, has de
clined in order that he might devot
his time to county work.
OF THE CHIN LEE
ANCIENT MEN WHO BUILDED
HIGH UP ON THE CLIFF WALLS
A Newspaper Man's Visit and Exper
ience at the Ruins
Chin Lee at the opening of the Can
yon de Chelley, was originally a trad
ing post Years ago a Chinaman gath
ered a few canned goods and some cal
ico fixings and went up there to get
rich off the Navajos. Chin lasted just
about long enough to get his name on
the Arizona map. One cold day, when
the Indians were not feeling any too
good, a bunch of them came to the
store and wanted matches. (By the
way to this day an Indian will never
buy a match.) John told them tnere
was a shortage in market, but they
wouldn't take his word for it. They
found a stock hidden away, and then
thev butchered the Celestial, carried
off his stock of goods and burned his
little old store.
And that is how the place became
named an Indian country with a pig
tail handle. There's a government In
dian school there now.
We arrived there after dark and the
suoerintendt gave us good accomoda
tions. The next morning an Indian
hiked out to get a couple of ponies for
our trip up the canyon to tne cntt
ruins. It was three hours before he
returned, riding one and leading one,
The sand is so deep up the canyon
one cannot walk it or drive it the
only means is on the back of a pony.
I never was a rider. A lady's saddle
pony or a broken down old camp horse
even gave me heart failure. The pony
for me was a black, shaggy-looking
ranger, but the driver said he was safe
as a burro. He was outfitted with
blankets, gunny sacks, ropes and such
a bunch of stuff 1 could hardly see tne
saddle. The teachers and a hundred
Indian boys and girls were standing
around to see us start so tnere was
nothing to it but to go to it. Itw as a
moment when I would rather have
been alone, but I slipped my shoe in
the stirrup with a bluff as if I had
been "brought up in the saddle, and
swing up in the? saddle, and swing on
deck. The minute I cleared the ground
that black fellow started. 1 jerked on
the reins and he Quit it. but then I
could not do anything with him. The'
Indians break them to start with a
jump, and the lightest touch of the
rein on the neck will tnen turn tnem
like a flash. In my desperation to stick
and to make the spectators think that
I was not a tenderfoot, 1 kept that
D--..V whirling around until ne and 1
re both dizzy, and tnen 1 swung on
:n humiliation and torn tne inaian to
Drng the cliff ruins down to the school
r let them stay where they were
that 1 wasn't caring for tnem.
Thev cave me the real laugh. Then
a young Indian mounted the horse and
showed me. 1 tried it again, and the
only way I ever got started was by
throwing the reins to my partner ano
he towing me out. After a few min
utes I became somewhat - accustomed
to the steering geer and was able to
run it alone but never off a walk.
Canvon de Schellev they say is for
ty miles long, and that there are but
two or three places in its entire length
where a man or horse can find an
ascent of its walls onto the open
country on either side. It is a minia
ture grand canyon, it is a great dry
river bed. but no doubt a great tor
rent in the dim ages of the past. It's
irreat red walls of glass-likeh ardness
rise from 500 to 1,000 feet on either
side and the awful heat from the sun
floods down into that gorge stifling,
But the cliff ruins.
I had expected to see something
similar to the Puje cliffs. There the
walls are tufa rock, soft, and the an
cient dwellers dug out their homes
with nieces of volcanic class, thous
ands of them adjoining, but on these
walls it would take a diamond drill to
make a dent.
The first ruin I almost passed with
out noting, until the Indian grunted
And there up the side of the cliffs,
in an oval spot, like a saucer stood on
edsre. I saw the long abandoned homes
of the men history tells us not of
or not much of. There half way up
the wall, where nature had left a
great oval-shaped dent, were the
crumbling walls of the homes of a
people that once lived, flourished and
silently disappeared off the face of the
These homes were not cut into the
rock. They were built with stones and
mortar, some little, some big, square,
round, all shapes and sizes and wedg
ed in because the room was contracted.
They were built with human hands,
hands far back in tne stone age.
I lay in the shade of the opposite
wall, across the canyon, for an hour
and looked up at these prehistoric
homes. The rains had brought a small
stream of water down the gorge and
the quicksand did not make it safe to
croiss over. I lay there and speculated,
wondered and tried to think back to
the days when men lived there, how
they got up there, and how they pre
vented the babies from falling over.
And then the Indian grunted, point
ed to the water and the ponies he was
holding. I didn't savvy, but I nodded,
and we mounted.
I knew five miles up was hte "white
House," and that that was the big
show, and I was anxious to get to it.
1 had a circus getting onto that
horse and getting the carburetor
working again. Afar off I could hear
thunder, and I wished that it would
draw near, that it would rain, hail,
pour, bursts ome clouds, or do some
thing U reliev from the awful heat
I made the Indian sign I wanted some
drink. The Navajo looked at me as
if he thought I was about seven kinds
of a fool, then dismounted, and from
the loose sand of the river bed he went
to digging with his hands as a far
mer's dog digs for a woodchuck. As
fast as he dug out the sand, it caved
in, and heh ad to scoop out a hole
yard wide before he had a well that
would stay a well, and then we had
to wait full fifteen minutes before the
sand settled enough so the moisture
wasn't thick. Then he handed me about
a half dozen cups of the muddy look
ing stuff, and, strange to say, it was
good ram water, self filtered thru
Then he borrowed another match
pointed to the muddy little stream of
water and gave several codes of the
sign language. 1 nodded, but didn't un
We went on up the canyon, and
aoout an hour ot the hottest livinir
ever suffered, then around a bend in
the canyon I saw the "White House,"
ther eal permanent capitol of the cliff
It is called the white house because
abouth alf of it is painted white was
painted thousands of years ago and
it nas never faded. Itw as like the
former ruin only on so much a bigger
plan. It was one great house, laid up
wiui wans 01 masonry, mere didn
below the crumbling ruins what
seem to be much of a plan to it, only
vnai one alter anotner 01 tne little
brown men of the early days had
bought a lot and added to it had got
a ouncn 01 stones and laid them up
against the main pile. Many of the
walls had crumbled and fallen. At the
bottom of the cliff was a great heap
01 ueuns, out 1 could plainly see, far
below the crumbling ruins what I
knew (and what I later had verified
was a kiva entrance, and I knew that
once there must have been lower
ruins, now crumbled and washed awav.
My main ambition on this triD was
to see this ruin, one of the most fa
mous in the world, and I supposed T
could explore it and climb through the
ancient rooms as 1 had done at Puv's
But I was bitterly disappointed
There was no possible wawith our out
fit, to get into a single room or even
the first gate. The only possible way
to that ruin would have been with
the aid of a party which have gone up
ine canyon on tne mesa, there fast
ened ropes, let them down to the bot
tom, and then go up hand over hand.
The walls are absolutely perpendicular
and there is not a niche or foothold.
There was absolutely nothing to do
but sit there in the hot sand and look
up at the strangest ruins, built in the
strangest place and by the strangest
people wonder who they were, where
cnoy came irom and where they went
to, and above all to wonder why they
should have chosen such a location,
when on the mesa above were so many
more valuable village sites that could
have been had at the same nrio. But
tne oniy answer 1 got was the croak
of a big black raven up above the
cliff village and I could not under.
stand him any more than I eould the
I waded the nonv through the wafer
to the foot of the cliff, dismounted.
hunted a shady Dlace under a
ana sat down to stow awav in m
mmd all I could of that ruin, for
knew full well I should probably never
see it again. But the Indian grunted
again and pointed to the water. I
thought he was asking if I wanted a
drink and I shook my head. But he
Kept on with his signals until T
thought I saw the sign of distress and
began to take notice. He pointed up
the canyon, to the skv and acain tn
the water, when it dawned on me that
tne water was rising and that the In
dian wanted to drag it.
Then up the canvon came a hunch
of Indians, twenty or more of t.hm
and they were riding their ponies at
a iuu run. men 1 knew we should
worry, and we started the ponies down
the canyon. The rainfall far up the
canyon was coming down the big
uitcn, una now mucn 01 it mignt come
and how soon it might come drove all
thoughts of cliff dwellers out of my
minu. 1 stooa in tne stirrups, neld on
before and behind on the saddle and
let nte horse pick his own way.
And what added to the play was the
frightful yells of the Indians. The
canyon echos and re-echos the slight
est noise and these fellows just cut
loose on the old Indian war whoops.
Whether they did it for fun or to
scare the white man I don't know but
they kept it up for miles.
We were wading knee deep before
we came to the mouth of the canyon,
but had no mishaps. The danger, so I
was told later, was in the quicksand
pockets, when covered with water
they are dangerous.
ihese ruins at Chin Lee are the
finest of their kind in the United
States, but are so located that but
few ever visit them. I had hoped to
have climbed into these ruins, to
have examined them in detail and to
have seen how these strange people
lived, but I did not know what they
were like; I did not know that rains
might come down nor what obstacles
The next morning the water was
hip-deep up the canyon and there was
no use to wait. So we started back
for the railroad, and my knowledge
of the Canyon de Chelley Cliff dwell
ers is a photograph in memory of a
strange communial dwelling, built out
of stones way up on the cliff side.
M. J. Brown.
Mr. Corbet was calling on John
Burns last Sunday.
Charles Rape has returned home
Mrs. Daniels is at present visitinc
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jonh Burns.
The county fair is now a thing of
the pasL They certainly had some fine
stock at the fair in the way of cattle,
horses, hogs, sheep and poultry.
Mr. tiennet had his sale last lues-
tioneer. The livestock brought good
Mrs. Clark was visiting Mrs. John
Burns last Sunday.
Mr. Henriksen is cutting his corn
and putting it in his silo for winter
Mr. Hilton was digging potatoes for
Wesley Riggs is moving into his
new house which he built in Canby a
NEW FIRE SIGNALS
Newly Installed System Insures
Prompter and More Efficient Service
The new fire alarm system proved
its worth at a Main street fire last
week, when the local firemen made
quick trip to the scene of conflagrat
ion and quenched the flames before
great damage. The newly arranged
fire wards and the ignals for the same
should be posted in a convenient place
about the home, and then by simply
pnomng central tne zone or the tire,
the alarm will be Drombtlv and cor
rectly given. The wards are as follows
Ward 14 From Hawley mill north
to 6th street, and from railroad west
to river. Signal 14.
Ward 15 From -6th street north to
11th and Railroad west to river. Sig
vuru.u. rrom Kauroaci avenue
west to river and 11th street north to
city limits. Signal 32.
Ward 24 From city limits on the
soutn to tn street and from the bluff
east to J. Q. Adams. Signal 24.
Ward 16 From 4th street north to
11th street, and from the bluff east
to Harrison street. Signal 16.
Ward 43 11th street north to city
limits and from the railroad east to
city limits including all of Kansas City
Ward 27 All of Falls View. Sio-m.1
Ward 33 All of Elyville. Signal 33.
General alarm for all departments?
Jivery morning at 9 o'clock there
win De a test signal of three rings
FOREST FIRES SQUELCHED
Rain Sunday Put an End to Threaten
ing Fires About Oregon City
lhe steady ram all dav Sundav
iiuenciieu om:e ana Ior all several for
est fires that had started about Ore
gon City during the past two weeks,
probably caused by carelessness on
the part of slashers or camners. firm
fire out above the Clackamas Heights
secwon naa reacned a rather alarm
ing stage and had burned an area of
several acres of valuable timber.
when the welcome rains ended thi
connagration. it is not thought that
there will be anv further trnnhla fmm
forest fires from now on.
REV. FORD RETURNS
Well Known Methodist Pastor Will
continue Here, Says Conference
Rev. T. B. Ford has lust returned
irom uugene, wnere he attended the
State Methodist Conference. Oregon
T7I. 1 " . .
City folks will be pleased to learn that
Dr. ford was aeain chosen to the
uregon city pasturate; Other Clacka
mas county appointees were: T. H.
Downs, Canby; C. H. Woolev. Clack.
umus ana uak urove; uswego, W. L.
Wilson; Wilsonville, William Nicholl;
Estacada. C. B. Rees: Mulino. .T V
LOCKS TO BE TURNED OVER
Government Will Soon Take Active
Possession of Oregon City Locks
According to T. W. Sullivn. hvd mill.
ic engineer of the P. R. L. & P. Co..
the Oregon City locks will be turned
over to the United States government
sometime within the next two or three
weeks. The locks were purchsed last
spring from the P. R. L. & P. Co.,
by the government for a $325,000.00
consideration. Following the taking
oyer of the property the government
win immediately begin extensive im
provements on the locks.
Hose Company to Give Ball
Arrangements are beinc mad hv
the Green Point Hose Co. No. K ty
hold its grand annual hallowe'en ball
at Busch's hall on Saturday evening,
November 1, and which promises to be
a most enjoyable affair.
lhe following are the committee
having charge of the affair:
Arrangements Ben Baxter, chair
man; J. T. Gleason, A. M. Sinnott,
M. H. I
- OI vv,cuf 1 1UUI
James Straight, manager; Guy Red
dick, Lloyd Bernier, Carl Simmons, A.
J. Haas, T. J. Myers, Paul Wyman, H.
Brandt; Reception A. M. Sinnott,
James Adkins, William Knoop and D.
Pleasant Social Affair
The primary department of the
Baptist Sunday School and the
Cradle Roll Mothers" held a most
enjoyable social affair in the church
parlors last week. The afternoon was
devoted to a social time. There were
47 alone from the "Cradle Mother's
Roll." The children were amused with
games, while the mothers and the
members of the primary denartment
spent the afternoon in needlework and
conversation. Refreshments were
served during the afternoon.
ihose having charge of this gather
ing were Mrs. S. P. Davis, superin
tendent of the primary department,
Mrs. Fred Olhmsted, Mrs. C. G. Mil
ler, Miss Dorothy Latourette. Miss Es-
Local News Items
One of the social events of the
season is the reception at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Latourette
Thursday afternoon of this week, in
honor of their daughter-in-law, Mrs.
E. C. Latourette.
Miss Helen Smith who has been the
guest of her aunt, Mrs. Edward Mayor
of Portland, has returned home.
Mrs. D F Skene and little daughters
Peggy and Jean, who have been spend
ing the past week at Eugene, where
theyh ave been the guests of relat
ions, returned to their home in this
short time ago.
Jay Fellows and his family who live
close to Meadowbrook, were visiting at
Corbitts' at the time of the fair.
Mr. Cliff has built some new fence
on his place.
Mr. Robbins has built a new cellar
on his place this fall.
Mr. Hilton built a new woodshed on
LIVE illRES SIZZLE
Oi ITER TALK
"STRAW" VOTE SHOWS THAT A
BIG MAJORITY AT "FEED"
BOIL CITY WATER
NEW SYSTEM NEEDED BADLY
Busy Season Ahead for Live Wires
Report of Civic Committee Read
The Live Wires wrestled with the
pure water problem for almost an
hour yesterday at their regular week
ly feed, and a test vote taken showed
that comparitively few of those pres
ent used the present city water with
out boiling, and quite a number did
not use the stuff under any ' circum
stances. It seemed to be the concensus
of opinion that Oregon City needed a
new water supply, needed it badly and
that the Live Wires should beein a
fall campaign to secure the supply.
Many 01 the speakers were prone
to accept the theory that the city
water chemically treated is pure.
Others called attention to the fact
that the advertising Oregon City had
received through her typhoid epidem
ics could only be counteracted by se
curing an altogether different and a
pure supply. Councilman Tooze, who
was present, reported that negotiat
ions were still pending for the Bull
Run supply, and that within a week
or so he could make a more definite
report on the proposition, which has
looked very favorable for the past
few weeks. Fred Olmstead, chemist at
the Willamette Mills .declared that in
a conversation with Dr. Smith of the
state board, the latter had told him
that the water was subject to half a
dozen oher germs besides typhoid any
01 wnicn mignt prove as disastrous as
the deadly typhoid bug. William Shea
han, too, went after things in no w
certain manner, stating that after he
nad induced two eastern parties to
located here, but upon hearing of the
typhoid situation, they had refused to
leave their Eastern homes.
While the water situation 'occupied
a large part of the hour, some other
matters were attended to. The renort
of the civic improvement committee
"During the past Summer months
the work of this committee has nec
essarily been somewhat relaxed. The
barn ordinance recently passed has
been found to'work without injustice
to the owners and to the trreat im
provement of sanitary conditions. In
spection trips have shown the impos
sibility of keeping food uncontami-
nated when it is placed on sale with
out proper screens or appliances to
keep out flies, duBt and other infec
tive agents. The display of meats in
butchershops is especially faulty in
"At a meeting of tha committee
held yesterday, it was decided that the
best work for the citv could still ha
done along sanitary lines and the ac
tive program of the committee will
be developed in this direction.
lhe joint meetincs with tha Polic
and Health committee will be renew
ed, at which meetings the problem of
sufficient garbage collection will be
further worked out and nossible milk
and food ordinances drafted.
As this committee continues ex.
stence, its work seems to center ahont.
the fundamental fact that a clean
city means a healthy one and a heal
thy one and a healthy city is a good
place to live in."
Edward Smith Entertains
Edward Smith entertained soma of
his friends in a most delightful man
ner at the home of his narents. Mr
and Mrs. Peter Smith at Canemah on
Wednesday evening, the occasion be
ing the celebration of his 21st hirth-
day anniversary. The evening was de
voted to instrumental and vocal music
and games followed by refreshments.
ivirs. smttn was assisted m entertain
er by Mrs. Charles Spencer.
The rooms of the Smith h omn warp
beautifully decorated for this occasion
when duhlias, roses and ferns were
used with artistic taste.
Among those attendine- were: Minn
Amanda Zak, Miss Carrie Balcom,
Miss Cora Long, Miss Evelyn Hedges,
Miss Helen Mrosik, Miss Hazel Cole,
Miss Helen Smith, Miss Verna
Mead, Miss Mary E. Long, Mrs. Agnes
Silvers, Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell Tel
ford, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Steveno
and little daughter. Mrs. William
Freeman, Mr. and Mrs. Elbon Long,
Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Smith, Mrs. Kin
ney, Mrs. Charles Spencer, Louis
Smith, Arthur Soesbe, Alfred Lund,
Alfred Bolton, Arch Long, Beldon Ga
nong, Carnott Spencer, Fred Freeman,
William Howell, Herman Rakel, Peter
Teachers at Banquet
The teachers of the Baptist Church
gave a banquet at the church parlors
Tuesday evening of last week, when
the officers and teachers were largely
represented. The tables were formed
to r -present a large square, and were
prettily decorated. The place cards
were in the form of conundrums and
each guest was presented with a bout
onniere. The address of the evening
was made by Rev. C. B. Elliott of
Portland, his subject being "Teaching
Training in the Sunday School," after
which there was a discussion of this
subject. H. E. Cross, who presided,
called on the different superintendents
of the three departments and teach
ers to report of this work they are
Arrangements were made for the
holding of a rally, this to be the first
Sunday in October. Instead of the
morning service the superintendents
and teachers will presidp.