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VOL 31. NO. 52.
OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY. OCTORER 22, 1897.
WUHVKYOlt AND CIVIL ICN(f INKKIt,
JW 1J order r i n 1 1 attended to,
l'uoliillliw ililri' Oregon ?ll v. l!tlliica
tit M it ! I r 1 1 ii i I'litce, mi Knt dhln Klm-trle
Ilim two wllea juirlli ol Oregon CHy,
Q I), A H. 0. LATOUhKm,
ATTORN KYH AM)
COUNKKI.0UH AT LAW
MAIN SrilUKT 0IIICCI0K CITY, OHKOOH.
riirlllatl Atiatranli of TUIn. Imn Molipy, Koro
tilmo Mi.rtuitKf. ami trau.aut Oouvral
J It, CIIOHH,
' ATTORN KY AT LAW.
WlU pRACTIC IN All, ClfllT or Til K STAT
Ural Katnu and Imuran.
Vfllconn Miiln HlrM l..t. Hlxth and Hovenlh,
orkuon i itv. im.
K. MA It KM,
ATTOItNKY AT LAW.
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Rornntitle Imlliin Legend Connected
Willi This Wonderful Hoik.
Will .r-tliK III nil llm roiifH of lhi date
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minion. Hi 1 ! ii I l'ui.ii'l Kunom
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Fresh Fruit-Best Quality
Fine Table Groceries
I iivhh. l'rict'H as low as to bo had in the city.
Corner Main aud Fourteenth Sts.
da 0. iimiKix.
I KOWNKI.I. A CAMIMiKU.
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ATTOUNKY.S AT LAW,
Omuox 'it. OkooH.
Will .frll. lu ill thr rotirtt ol the (le, 01
flc, In I -nil 1 1 Ui' iliim.
Kuvuiilli nltfit, iiinr Kuiilliurn I'ai'lllt1,
di'wt, On'K'in Cily, Oreiton. .
CIVIL KNOINKKH am
DEPUTY COUNTY SUKVKYOIl.
Will 1m l rotirt Iioiina on cm li Palm-day
and on rvnlar fHi(ui duyi o(
j j T 8I.AUKS,
Inmiraiipa wrlllen In tho lliinloril.ol lUrtfonl,
rlUiie. Hamburg of Hri'ain
I.AC'KAM Art AIIHTR ACT TKt'hT CO.
VurnUb, Alt rliln of Tll'e, h-crli-tliMf,
Ixmiin, luaiir ii rn, l'y Trnu I'rrfevt
Tlll. atn., via (Hlii ovi r iimik of
Omiion t-T jr.
J. K. I LARK, l'ra-.,iiJ M,t.
IIIIION CITY, ... - OHKllllH.
CIVIL F.NIilNl'.KK AND BURVKYOIt.
Kollwajr lacimlon mid Piiimlrupllon. trllti.
iUiiamnl omliniiiui lur wir supply
OraliiK "ixl mri'i'l Improvvmont of towtit
BpocUl Uli'iillcm kIvi'H to Criilitliig ami blue
We re headquarter
for Air-TMit llpater
lurfftit stork, low t-Ht ir ices.
We aro aim) amenta for the celebrated
Canton Clipper Plows, Harrows and Cultivators.
AIho lor the Simonds Saws.
We carry a full htot'k of everything, in the
Hardware line, waon wood, iron, steel,
iiiiiiih, jiiiw, etc. Dumbing and all kind of
jubhiiiK neatly and promptly done. Kntiinatt'8
POPE St CO.
(Corner 4th and Main Streets, - Oregon City.
T W. WKI.fi!.
Hid., oppohito IWofllce.
Olllce hours from 8 a. m.
6::!0 . in.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Burn acts or raorKRTY runmaHiP.
Ortlce next to OrogAn City bank on Oth street.
0. T. WII.UAM8,
KKAL KHTATK aTd LOAH AQKNT.
A good Una of biuliipKB, roNldence and auburbau
farm I'roperty In traota to ault on eaay tormt.
Corroiipondonoe promptly anaworod. Ollloa,
ono dour annul of M 'tliillnt oiiiituii.
milK COMMERCIAL BANK,
OF OltKUON CITY
Capital, - .
TkA NMACTa A OKNSRAI. RANKING RtlHINKaa.
Loaut mado. Ililla dlaooiintud, Mnkoi cnl-
Jeotiiina. Iluya and aulln exi'liniiRi) nil all puluta
In tho United Btatva, Kiirope and Hong Kong.
Dopoalta rclvod aulijuvt to chock. Hank
opou from V A. M. to 4 r. M.
D. C. LATOURKTTK. Proaidont.
F. K DONALDSON, Caahler
pANK OF OUE0CN CITY,
Oldest Banklne House Is tie City.
Paid up Capital, IMJ.OOO.
raaatnKNT, OHAai.aa H. CAuriai.D.
Tlt'l rHKHlDINT, KO. A, HARIIINS.
A general banking bualnoaa traniaeted.
iJopoaita received auboot to check.
Approved bllla aud notoa dlaoouuted.
Count) and oity warranta boiiKht.
Loana made on available aeourlty.
Exchange bought and Bold.
Colleotloiii made promptly.
Uraltaaold avntlaole In auy pa of the world
Telngraphlo exchanges aolil on Portland, Baa
Frauolaoo.f'.UlOHgoaud Now York,
nterent pal J on time deposit!.
Few of the people of the Northwent in
the hurry and fiiuli incident to life In a
new country, ever take time to view and
admire the many wonder which nature
ha no lavinitly henlowed npon (hi sec
tion of the United Klatc. Stranger
comitiK here cannot Bnveiioiiuli in praiHe
of our nnoW'Cttped mounlain, tnnj'tic
waterUI), Krand river and the many
wonderful and trane work of nature
lo he wen in aluiOHt every locality, while
to the averse Orejfonian thene grand
and "we-lriHpirniK heanlie of nature are
of little ink-rent and are pa iced unno
ticed, or if observed at all, it 1 to enli
inate the number of hornepower in the
waterfall, the amount ol limber per acre,
or to deplore the inouiitaiii aa a UHelee
pile of ruck.
Only three rniVa oulh of Oregon City,
on a high clitr overl'xAini; the Willam
ette river, in, from a geolog'iHt'g point of
view, one ol the mont wonderful rock
Nono hotter in the city. A (tplcndid Holcction and all , fonimtiomi on ttie ia;ific coast, itiaa
pinar oi nana 1 1 rock noine ii ieei uiri.
The flmteiitht feet of it from the ground
1m only alnjut 35 i milieu in duuneter, while
Hie remaining 12 feet of tlie tjp in over
eight fept in diameter and It aland a
perfect and erect aa an Egyptian tnonu
metit. The iinpiT p.rt in wHtiinaled to
weigh at least tW tons and so delii.-ately
poiwtd ia thii mounter load upon its slen
der bane that it luok a though a strong
man mittht push it over and send the
max with a crash to the bottom of the
cliir, some 200 feet bciow. It rest on
the very ediie of the cliff and the rock
surface hack of it n quite level, giving
no indication that this pillar wan once a
part of a dyke, and how it came to tie
! formed is a puzzle, even to a geologist.
j The erosive effects of wind, water and
i frosts have probably, in the ages pant,
cut away the surrounding rock and left
this point, which happened to be harder
than the balance, to stand out as a sam
ple of the wonderful work performed by
This cliff juts out boldly toward the
Willamette river and from its crest a
splendid view of the river for a mile each
way up and down can he had. It has a
surface of about five acres, back of it
risiim the main blufT of this range of
hill tome 50 feet higher, so that it top
is a plateau as though leveled ofT bv
some giant hand. To reach this plateau
there is but a single trail up the steep
sides of the cliff, which is as rough and
hard to climb a the celebrated Chilkoot
pas. Traveler passing on the boats on
the liver, and on ihetrains of the South
ern Pacific railroad which runs along
the river bank at this point, have a
splendid view of this picturesque cliH
and the wonderful pillar which crowns
its crest and it hag become one of the
scenic attractions of the illametti;
Another strange feature in the forma
tion of this cliff is that some time in the
past there were three other pillars along
its crest. They being about equal dis
tances apart along the semi-circular
front of the bluff, which has about a
quarter of a mile frontage. But these
pillars long since succumbed to the erro
sion of the weather and nothing but a
small portion of their bases now remain
So far as known this strange freak of
nature has never been photographed, so
recently Photographer Cheney, accom
panied by the editor ot the Enterprise,
mado the ascent of the cliff with the
result that Mr. Cheney secured three
fine negatives showing the pillar from
three points of view. The pictures of it.
he has on exhibition in his show window.
being very clear as to detail, showing the
rock with its coating of moss and lichens
in all its beauty and grandeur. Another
freak of nature cennected with the rock
is two fir trees not oyer 20 inches high,
which are growing on its summit. These
little trees are evidently as old as the.
surrounding forests, whose trees tower
up 200 feet high, for they at the time of
the visit were loaded with tinv cones not
larger than a baby's anger. It was plain
that the little cleft in the rock had fur
nished them so little sustenance as to
effectully dwarf them, as though grown
under the care of a Japanese gardner.
A ROMANTIC INDIAN LKGKND.
As was the custom with the' Indiana
of this Coast when any phenomenon of
nature could not bet accounted for, the
tribes of the Willamette valley had a
legend connected with this pillar that
was both romantic and pathetic. It was,
in brief,that in the good old timep, many
colds ago (the Indian term for winter,)
before the coming of the white man,
there dwelt at the great tutu-water
(the Willamette falls) an old chief by
the name of Chelko, who was one of the
most renowned chiefs of the Clackamas
tribe, the Indians who once possessed
the lands in and about where Oregon
City now stands. This chiet Chelko had
a beautiful daughter by the name of
Nawalla. Now Nawalla was just like
the pale-face girl of today, whose fathe r
is rich and influential, she had suitors
1 on the cliff overlooking the blue waters
without number. Among those ardent j the white man's "ins and curses had
youth was Coolea, young chief of the come to destroy a once happy nation.
Molalla Indian, whxse territory Cooks' pillar, as it stand in its
adjoined on the south that of the , loneliness and
Clackama tribe and whose land em
braced the region drained by the river! of the placid Willamette, is idly gazed
now hearing their tribal name, j npon each day by the Dale-face travelers
Coolea had met the fair maiden many I who pass upon the train and boats with
times in the trips he had made to the ' little thought of the sorrow and heart
great turn-water to spear the fat and j aches for which it aland a silent me
luscious salmon, whoee numbers were oi mento.
great at that time that the Indian
Having secured the services of a
first dans workman we are pre
jmntj to Jo mending and repairing
of all kinds at reaBC-nable rates.
The Shoe dealers.
saiil to have crossed the river on their
hacks, as on a hridue ol pontoon, and
the more he saw ol her, the more he
determined to possess her for his bride,
I!ut with the perversenes that so often
control her pale-face sister, Nawalla
would have nothing to do with the young
Molalla chief, and to add to Coolea' dif
ficulties in love making, the old man
displayed an eqnil aversion to him, in
fact so great was his dislike to this in
trepid youth that he turned the dogs
upon him every time he came near the
Coolea, as became hi position a a
rising young chief in hi tribe, was
young man not to be balked by so trifling
difficulties a these, ho he determined
to gain possession of the fair Nawalla,
even though he had to resort to
kidnapping to secure her. So one dark
night while old Chelko and his men were
away spearing salmon, Coolea with three
trusted companions stole into the Clack
amas village and seized Nawalla anil
carried her off to his home on the Molalla
In the Molalla village there was great
rej (icing over the daring achievement of
their young chief, but in the Clackamas
village the tom-tom of war was sounded
and Chelko with all his braves set out
to rescue hi daughter from the hold
marauder who had dared invade his home
and deprive him of the joy and comlort
of his declining years, and to punish
the tribe who had abetted him in the terri
ble outrage upon his family. A long and
bloody war followed, during which poor
Nawalla pined away and died of home
sickness and a broken heart, the closing
act of the war being the death ot Coolea
at (he bluff, where now stands the pillar
bearing his name. Coolea and a band
of his braves had set out on an expedi
tion against the Clackamas anl reach
ing a point on the trail abreast of this
cliff, and determining to camp for the
night, he and his men ascended the
steep bluff to the top of this cliff, where
they fancied they would be safe from
surprise. But they had not counted on
the tireless vengeance of the wily old
Clackamas chief, for just at dawn !
Resolutions of Respect.
Whereas, It has pleased an all-wise
God to remove from our midst our well
beloved brother, Nicholas O. Walden,
who Las loi.g been a worthy member of
our order and by us highly esteemed.
Rksolvkd, That while we recognize this
Divine dispensation as in accordance
with the course of nature and the will of
our Heavenly Father, and we bow in
submission to bis overt tiling Providence,
yet a deep shadow covers our live and
our hearts are full of sadness because he
is taken from us and we shall see his fac
no more, nor hear his voice at onr
Resolved, That we extend to
bis bereaved wife and daughter our
fraternal sympathy and promise to ex
tend our brotherly aid in their affliction.
Resolved, That we drape the charter
of the lodge for thirty days in his
memory and that these resolutions be
given to the family of our deceased
brother and to the local press for publi
cation. C. II. Dyb.
F. T. Barlow.
To the' commander and Comrades of
Meade Post No. 2 Q. A. R.
Your committee appointed to prepare
a tribute of respect to the memory of onr
deceased comrade Hiram D. Johnson
respectfully submit the following:
Hiram D. Johnson was born in Harri
son county, Ohio in 1820 and died at
Portland, Oregon on Sept. 14, 1897.
In Sept. 1840 he enlisted in Co. D. 1st
Regiment U. S. Artillery, in which he
served honorable during the war with
Mexico, receiving hia discharge in Sept.
1848 at the expiration of bis term of en
listment. Comrade Johnson enlisted early in the
war for the Union being enrolled in Co.
H. 14th Ind. voluntera on June 7, 1S01.
serving faithfully in that organization
until Oct 10th 18C2, when be was trans
ferred to Battery C. 4th U. S . Artillery,
with which he was connected until the
closeof the war.
m Summer Goods
To niako room for
conipleto stock of '
from the East, soon to ho in at
Thos. Charman & Son's
The Pioneer Store.
We his surviving comrades desire to
Chelko and his warriors fell npon Coolea i P"t po record our appreciation of our
and his followers with such fierceness deceased comrade's loyalty to the cause
that the Molallas were driven over the of his country, his unfailing deyotion to
face of the cliff and dashed to death on the great principals of the Orand Army-
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the rock below.
This tragedy ended the war. The
Great Spirit had been deeply grieved at
the sad death f the youn Clackamas
girl and he determined to meet out a
punishment upon Coolea and his three
guilty companion, as severe as their
crime had been atrocious, and at the
same time make of them a warning to
other youths who might be tempted to
commit so dastardly a deed. So the
Great Spirit turned the spirits of the
four Molalla warriors into pillars ot stone
to endure the col 1 rains of winter and
the burning suns ot summer until such
time as he decided that they had been
punished sufficiently. The pillars he
placed upon the brow of the cliff, from
whence Coolea and his companions had
laken their fatal leap, so they were in
plain view from the river as well as the
trail along its bank. And for ages after
that fateful day, when the Indians of the
Willamette valley passed thatgrewsome
spot ana saw those pillars of stone, they
hurried past with averted faces, thinking
of the awful punishment which the Great
Spirit had placed upon these transgres
sors of his law.
But the Great Spirit is a forgiving
being and as time rolled on his
heart melted in compassion for the
three unfortunate Molalla braves,
who had been led by the rashness of
their chief, into the trouble which cost
them their lives, so he released their
spirits and allowed them to go to the
happy hunting grounds to join their re
latives gone before, and the three pillars
were tumbled to the bottom of the
cliff and are a part of the broken rocks
now found there. With all the mercy
continually shown by the Great Spirit,
yet so great was the crime of Coolea that
his spirit will yet have to endure ages of
torture before he is forgiven and his
spirit released and this last pillar be
broken and thrown to the bottom of the
cliff to mingle its fragments with those
Of the two mighty Indian tribes con
cerned in this sad legend, the Molallas
have faded from the face of the earth not
one being left, and Chief George, who
now wanders about the Btreets ol Oregon
City begging a crust of bread or a cast
off garment, so aged and infirm as to
scarcely be able to walk, is the one last
person left of the people over whom the
great Chelko ruled in the time before
and his faithfulness to all the duties of
Let it to be onr andeavor to emulate
his virtues and hi fidelity to duty nntil
we meet again "at the reassembling of
the Grand Army above."
O. A. Cheney.
J. A. Stuart.
C. A. Williams.
The services at the Congregational
church last Sabbath was of special inter
est and were largely attended, special
interest will also characterize next Sab
bath's services. At the evening service
i the pastor will preach the lirst sermon
of the following series especially to young
Oct. 24 "Your Pedigree, or Starting
Oct. 31 "How to Win; Elements of
Nov.7 "The choice of an Occupation,
Your Calling in Life."
Noy. 14-" Habits."
Nov. 21 "Character Building."
Nov.2S "Young People and Amuse
ments." Dec. 5 "Courtship and the Choice of
Dec. 12 "Courtshipand the Choice of
Dec. 19 "Marriage and Matrimony;
or what Marriage means."
You are cordially invited to listen to
the series service at 7:30 sharp. Y. P.
S. C. E. meeting at 6:30. Come.
Lock ii art, TexAa, Oct. 15, 1889.
Messrs. Paris Medicine Co.,
Dear Sirs : Ship us as soon as possi
ble 2 gross Grove' Tasteless Chill Tonic
and will not have any other. In our
experience of over 20 yerrs in the drug
business, we have never sold any medi
cine which gives such universal satis
facsion. Yours respectfully,
J. S. Buownb & Co.
For sale by C. G. Huntley, druggist.
Everything required in the school
room, books, slates, tablets, sponges,
ink, pens, pencils, etc. at Daniel Wil
liams, cornet Seventh and Center streets.
Full stock of nuts, candies, notions etc.,
fresh and of good quality. Sold at reas
Dr. Miles' Nerve Flastera&c. at all druggist.