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FORTY-THIRD YEAR NO. 8.
MAN WEDS WIDOW WHOSE NAME
HE FORCED AT OREGON
SHE FOLLOWS HIM EAST
They Return to Oregon City Wharf
Young Man Olvaa Himself Up
and Bride Pleada for
A aenaatlnual atory has juat come
to IlKtit here by a case In Juallce Hum
son's court, In which Cupid b t
parent ly won an Important raae. Homo
tliiio Iiihi full a young man, William
Miiriln. went to work on ,thn farm of
Mm. Mary Anderson, ft charming
widow of Itedlniid. Closo an
aoclutlon ami constant rointianlonahlp
aooii developed Into building friend
ship which later bloomed Inlu the
real thing called low. Uowevor, true
love mmiii hi'Kitn tu run Ua rcgulur
t roiitili-Moinr rouran, and eepeclnlly
rmmh was the ronil for the widow An
derson, when Martin came to Ori'Kon
Cli y and forged tho linuin of Mm. An
derson to a rhi'rk on tlto Hank of
Oregon city (or the aunt of :!7il,
hlch thi liNiik cuslied, and with
which Martin lft the rounlry. Kail
lug to return to tho Iti'dlaud farm,
Mr Anderson emtio to town to hunt
him, when aim learned of tlm forgery
and departure of her affinity, I'rcl
di'iit ('. . CnunVld then filed a com
plaint against Martin In Justice 8am
aoii'a court charging liltn with forg'
iry. and a warrant waa Issued for hla
arrcat. Iff waa located at Ienver,
and Inter traced to Colunilma, Ohio.
Aa hiii aa the widow learned of hla
whereabouts aim boarded a train for
the KttMl and jolund her recreuul lov
nr. A wedding mailed.
Alter a brief honeymoon In the
llurkeyv atate (ho couple atarted for
Oregon, arriving hero Wednesday.
1,'pon arrival In Oregon City, Martin
and hla bride went direct to Justice
Hauiwm'a court, whoro the huabaud
gave hlniaelf up. Mra. Martin agres-d
to make the amount good at the bank,
but Justice Bnmaon waa unrelenting
and held him to answer to the charge
under a (He hundred dollar bond,
which the bride put up.
Aconllng to law, Mra. Martin now
being the wife of the defendant, aha
cuiiiio. testify against him wllhuut hla
Mra. Martins former huaband died
last June 'leaving her a antig aum In
DEATH OF G. E. VETETO
WARNER GRANGE WILL HAVE
CHARGE OF FUNERAL SER
VICES AT GRAVE.
(. K. Veteto, a well known resident
of New Era, died at the old homo
Thuraday morning at 10:30 o'clock,
after a three motitha' Illness.
Mr. Veteto waa bom Kebruary 13,
1H:I1, In DeWltl County, III., where
he remained until the year 1855,
when he. went to Coffee County. Kan
Sua, Ho came to Oregon In 1876,
making hla home at New Era. In
1KD3 Mr. Veteto went to Kansas,
where ho Intended to spend hla re
maining dnya, but ho longed for hla
old home In Oregon and returned af
ter an eight months' Btay In that atato.
lie wiih for eight yeura a member of
Warner (Irangn, Now Era, and always
took un active Interest In tho meet
IngH until hla IIIiiohh prevented 'him
from hi tending tho. meetings.
Mra. Veteto, hla wife, died about
Ave yuura ago, and la burled in tho
Zlon cemetery, nhout a milo and a
half from Cnnliy, and tho remains of
Mr. Vototo will bo taken there for
Interment. Tho funeral services will
be held from tho family roaldenco on
Saturday morning nt 10 o'clock. Tho
Hervlcefl nt the grave will be In chargo
of Warner Urnngo.
The following children are left to
mourn hlH (IoiiiIhc: Bnrnh M. Kim
luirr, of Nensho Falls, Kansas; It. O.
Veteto, of Harlow; Rimer F. Veteto,
and Mrs. L. Crltesor, of Now Era.
Mrs. Ferguson Seeks Divorce.
Miriam Ferguson Wednesday filed
a suit for divorce from her huaband,
Hiram N. Ferguson. The couple was
married September 20, 1902, at Ev
erett, Wash., and tho plulntlft In the
cbho hns boon n resident of Oregon
City for tho past year. The grounds
on which the plaintiff seeks a divorce
Is desertion. There are no chlldron.
W. W. Graves, of Portland, Is the
attorney for Mrs. Ferguson.
PIONEER PASSES AWAY
OUCH MARK HATTAN DIED AT
' HIS HOME AT BTONC,
Murk Jlnttnu, one of tho curly nlo
nccra of Oregon, punned away ut thu
family homo at Hloue Monday morn
lug at I : oft o'clock, ut tho ngn of hfi
Mr. Iliittan waa born at Itockhurcli
County, Virginia, December 8, 1H21,
ami at tho ago of nine years with hla
parent moved to llrown comity,
Ohio, where he remained for live
yeura and from tliut place wcut to
Mitrshall County, ill. Ho lived at that
place for 10yeara and wna married
April 111. HH5. six daya after which
he and Ills bride started westward.
They atopped In Jackson County, Mo.,
MARK HATTAN, Deceaaed, who
crossed the Plain by Ox Team In
the Early Forties,
where they mado their homo for a
year, Ihen atarted for Oregon. They ac
companied a train that brought the
parly acrosa the plains by oi team
SO teams being In the train, and six
persona to the wagon. They reached
the Clackamas river October 10, tiav
Ing been K,o daya on the road, and
took up a donation land claim neur
Btouo. whr Mr. Hal tan baa made hla
horns ever alnce.
In May. 1848, he had the misfor
tune to lose his wife, who had suf
fered rrom consumption for tome
In June of that year he served In
tho detail of troops sent to escort
Ccncral Joseph Lane, who hud been
appointed governor, to Oregon. He
drove one of the supply wagons, while
Matthew . Dcady drove one of tho
others. Many are tho exciting tales
he could tell of adventures on that
trip; how at night they piled the
sacks of augur, etc., up at tho sides
of the wagons and lay between the
piles, to he safe from stray Indian
arrows; of the trip across tho des
ert and occasionally skirmishes with
Indiana; of how, though he hoped to
he discharged to the South, to go to
tho gold fields, ho was brought back
to old Fort Hall.
From here he returned to his claim
and turned hi attention to Improving
his land. This did not, however, stop
hla adventures with either Indians or
wild animals. "Uncle Mark's" pan
ther and bear stories aro household
talea around hla home.
'In 1801 he married Mary Emily
Wills, herself a pioneer of 1853. Her
life, too, had been full of tho dangers
und excitements Incident to a pioneer
Ifo, and thejwero well fitted for the
long and useful life which lay before
them, Nino children born of their
union are still living, and most of
them have settled near the old home,
who are: Mrs. Caroline Sprague, For-
sythe, (deceased); John, Frank, Mrs.
Kllzs Watts, Albert, (deceased);
James, Mrs. Clara Dart, of Molalla;
Charlie and Owon, who reside on the
Mr. Iliittan was well known through
out the county, and hns always taken
un active Interest In tho county's wel
fare, and was for many years director
of the school at Stone. Undo Mark
as ho wns familiarly called oy young
and old, leaves a scoro of friends,
who deeply regret his dentil. ,
The funeral services wero hold
Thursduy. at 12 o'clock from the
church at Stono, Kev, E. W. Sewell,
of Portland, officiating, the Interment
being In Arthur's Prairie cemetery.
Many old friends of deceased attend
ed. Boundary Board Meets,
An adjourned meeting of the Dis
trict Boundary Hoard to consider the
petition of the people of Wttchlta and
vicinity was held In tho county court
room Tuesday afternoon. Tho meet
ing wns held to consider the petition
of the peoplo of Wichita and vicinity
for thn creation of a district. Thore
was a largo attendance from Har
mony nnd Wlllsburg districts.
The Hoard voted to disallow the
petition. Tho same peeoplo have filed
a new petition, which will be con
sidered on Saturday, February 27, at
the court house at 1 o'clock.
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E8TACADA YOUNG MAN WITH
THREE GUNS PLAYS
Charles Day Land In Jail a the Re
sult of a Short Career
Churlea Day. a well-known young
man of Eslucuda, bold up Louis Gr
ber, of Logan, and George gchultx, of
liatacadn, on Saturday morning about
10 o'clock, and aa a result was brought
to this city on the 11 o'clock car Sat
urday night and lodged In the county
Jail. Day was brought here by Con
stable Jones, of Estacado.
Home time ago, Pay, wbllo foreman
of a gung of wood choppers, quar
reled with two of tho employe, How
ard and Btriink, and later tried to
uiuke amends but to no avail, so he
recently aold his phonograph and rec
ords and with the money purchased
firearms and ammunition until he be
came a walking arsenal. Ho started
out to hunt up the two men to force
them to speak to him. He started to
go to Kstacadu and reconsidered tbo
mutter and returned to camp. He
forced Howard to carry hla blankets
one ami une hitlf miles to tho river,
where a Mra, llrown rowed him across.
Before he left Howard, be told blm
that he Intended to rob a bank, and
wanted hla assistance In doing so.
I lay reached tho county road about
1 o'clock and met two young men,
(ierlicr and Schult. who were In a
buggy on their way to Logan. They
were acquainted wlth'Duy, and as
Day approached them he demanded
them to alight from the buggy, but
aa they thought the man was Joklug
they paid no attention to the com
mand until be again told them, and
ut this time leveled a revolver at
them. They Immediately complied
with the command. Ho also demanded
their money, which amounted to about
13.85. Then Day climbed Into the
buggy and drove away leuvlng tier
ber and Schultz behind.
After driving for about a quarter of
a mile, Day alighted from the rig and
tied the horse to a tree and disappear
ed Into the timber. At noon he came
out and met two men, Mr. Young and
Mr. Allen, and asked for something
to eat. Young took him to hla house,
which was only a short distance away,
and blB wife prepared dinner to which
all sat down. When Day sat down to
the table he placed his gun across his
knee and started to eat. He ate
only a few mouthfuls when he remark
ed that the officers were after him,
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Scene on Maple
In answer to your request for a pa
per on when to plant crops In this
ectlon of tho Northwest, I think that
with the cereal crops, Biich as wheat
and winter oats, It Is advisable to
sow them In the Fall, or early Winter
October or November. This also
applies to crops Intended for hay, as
vetches and oats or rye, of which
Inrge crops are raised very profitably,
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CITY, 011EOON, Fill DAY,
which passed Through re
bellion, USED! AGAIN IN
LINCOLN DAY EXERCISES.
The Centenary of tlm birth of Abra
ham Lincoln was fittingly observed
by Meade, post No. 2, 0. A. It , and
Meadu Corps, No. 18, W. It. C, at the
Methodist Episcopal Church Friday
afternoon. The post and Meade Corps
ussernbled at 1:30 o'clock at Willam
ette hall, the headquarters, and from
there proceeded In a 1ody to the mar
tlal strains of fife aln rl drum to the
church, where a large audience assem
bled. The meeting was called to order
by post Commander O. L, Clyde, af
ter which the following programme
wua rendered: Prayer, Rev. R. C.
Illackwell; "Battle Hymn of the Re
public," audience; "The Home of Abra
ham Lincoln," Comrade David Mc
Arthur;' "Abraham' Lincoln," Mr.
Kellogg; "Iloyhood Day of Lincoln,"
Mr. J. W. Norrls; "Tenting on the
Old Camp Ground," Aldrlch Brothers;
"Lincoln's Address at Gettysburg,
Philip J. Sinnott; address, "Lincoln
A a Man and Statesman," Rev. R.
C. Illackwell; recitation, "Oh Why
Should the Spirit of Mortal be Proud,"
Miss Flo Ella Hewitt; "America," au
dience; benediction, Rev. R. C.
To all patriotic citizens the observ
ance of this day meant much, but to
none did It appeal like to that rem
nant of the mighty host that went
forth to battle In the country's need.
To them It awoke memories of those
trying days, and the memory end
name of Abraham Lincoln 1 engraven
and enshrined In the hearts of the
Grand Army of the Ill-public.
There waa present on this occa
sion E. B. Grant, of Gladstone, who
enlisted in the army In the Uth New
York Infantry at tho age of 14, as a
drummer boy, having still In bla pos
session and nsed In Thursday's exer
cises the battle scarred drum that
passed through the Rebellion. As
sisting also In the programme were
Samuel Vaughan, and William Brooks,
of Portland, who fJre members of
the Eighth Iowa Infantry, and had
In their possession and uied on this
occasion the Identical drums that took
part In tbe dirge at the funeral ser
vices of Abraham Lincoln.
The Interior of the church was ap
propriately decorated for the occa
sion with flags and bunting, and tbe
portraits of Lincoln, Washington and
Grant . were hung In conspicuous
Tho committee having charge of
the exercises were from Meade Post
No. 2, G. A. R., and Meade Corps No.
18, W. R. C, and were the following:
George A. Harding, A. W. France,
James Tufts, David McArthur, J. C.
Sawyer, Mrs. Rosina Fouts, Mrs. Jen
nie B. Harding, Mrs. M. M. Charman.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Showman and
Mr. and Mrs. Llnwood Jones attended
the Elks' ball at Albany Thursday
(By A. J. Lewis.)
Lane Farm of A, J. Lewla, County
often making as much as four or five
tons of the very best of hay per
acre, and from 10 to 15 tons of green
feed for siloing; vetches and rye
sown in the Fall, as previously stat
ed, being ready to feed early In April.
They also make an Ideal cover crop
for nn orchard that needs renova
tion or for plowing under for potatoes
or any Summer crop. Many success
ful agriculturists plow and prepare
FEBKTJARY 19, 1909.
STATE LEGISLATURE RUSHING
WORK FOR FINAL
Clackamas Delegation Ha Reflated
a a. Rule All Attempt to
Increase 'the 8tate's
(By John W. Cochran.)
I Adjournment sine die of the Ore
I gon Legislature will be bad at 2
! o'clock tomorrow afternoon, a concur
rent resolution to that effect having
I been adopted by both bouses. Indi
cations are that the aggregate of ap-
! nctttrlutlrina tiV fhla lU'HHlfin vlll in.
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proximate $4,000,000, or about fl,
000,000 greater than thoso of the 1907
session. Extraordinary appropriations
that have passed either both houses
or are pending In the Senate or the
House, are: Scalp bounty, (40,000;
three normal schools, J1OC.OC0; exlen-
i slon state portage road. $75,000; East
ern Oregon branch asylum, $200,000;
Crater Lake road, $100,000; addition
al appropriation for Oregon's exhibit
at Seattle fair, $25,000; constitutional
convention, $DO,000; new buildings at
agricultural college, $210,000; an
payment of Indian War Veterans, $50,
000. Members of the Clackamas delega
tion In the House resisted, as a rule,
all continued or Increasing appropria
tions, but their efforts either to elim
inate any of these Items or to have
them reduced proved futile. Trades
made by the normal school contin
gent. Eastern Oregon branch asylum
advocates and Seattle Fair friends
proved Invincible and practically all
bills so affected went through despite
opposition as could be thrown In their
Dimlck's bill, providing an annual
appropriation of $500 for the aid of
the Clackamas County Fair, has pass
ed the House and probably will get
through the Senate.
Mariner's bill, amending the direct
primary law, and providing that po
litical parties may hold conventions
and suggest not more than three can
didates for office to be voted at tbe
following primary nominating elec
tion was defeated In the Senate Wed
nesday afternoon. It was attacked by
Statement Republicans and Demo
prats as an invasion of the people's
rights as expressed by them In direct
primary law. It was also charged
by opposition to bill In debate that
the enactment of the measure would
restore machine methods. When the
bill was under consideration In the
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their ground in the Fall, and sow In
February. In this section we usually
bnve a week or two at that time that
the soil works very nicely, and crops
sown at that time usually prove very
satisfactory. This Is also an Ideal
time to plant early vegetables. Some
potatoes for an early crop, peas, rad
ishes, lettuce, onions, both seed and
sets, cabbage, may also be set, spin
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JUDGE DIMICK GIVES EXCELLENT
ADDRE8S ON "ABRAHAM
Appropriate exercise were held in
tho Oregon City schools Thursday In
observance of the Cf-ntenary of Abra
ham Lincoln. By request. Judge G.
B. Dlmlck addressed tbe teachers and
pupils of the Eastham school on "Tbe
Life of Abraham Lincoln." Mr. Dlm
lck, the son of an honored veteran,
who left the plow share and pruning
hook, and responded to bis country's
call, felt the subject deeply, and spoke
feelingly and eloquently of Abraham
A lesson In patriotism waa the order
of Thursday's exercises. W. A. Hunt,
ley, a member of the school board,
JUDGE GRANT B. DIMICK, who Ad
dressed the Public School Children
and Teachers on Lincoln.
presented each teacher with a copy
of the Sunday Oregon lan containing
the article on "Lincoln's Life," with
a request that the same be read to
their respective grades. The request
was compiled with on Thursday af
ternoon, and made a deep Impression
upon the children, who listened atten
tively to the reading.
WILL ADVERTISE COUNTY.
Govemers of Commercial
Arrange for Opening.
The meeting of the Board of Gov
ernors of the Oregon City Commercial
Club was held on Wednesday after,
noon In the office of Judge T. F.
Ryan. The board consists of W. A.
Shewman, T. F. Ryan, John Adams,
Dr. E. A. Sommer, C. D. Latourette,
Frank Busch and Henry O'Malley.
It was decided to proceed Immedi
ately to furnish and fit up the rooms
of the club In tbe Masonic building,
and that the same be open for the
admission of members on the first of
March. The formal opening banquet
to be held and given to the members
and prominent people of the county
and state will be in April, Immediately
after the Installation of the elevator
in the building.
It la probable that a ladles' day will
be the feature of this club, and that
rooms in the northeast corner of the
building overlooking the river will be
used on that day as a reception room.
The furniture purchased by the Com
mercial Club is" arriving, and the
rooms will be gotten into readiness
as soon as possible for the opening
night The furniture Is of the Mission
design, upholstered In brown leather
and consists of lounging chairs, Mor
ris chairs, couches and tables. The
rooms when complete with its fur
nishings will present a very attrac
The publicity department of the
Commercial Club is about to start
upon active work along the line of
advertising and inaguration of plans
to bring Clackamas County to the
front. Many Eastern people are look
ing this way to the many and great
advantages of Clackamas County as a
place for a future home, and by pub
lishing literature and distributing
same will tend to bring many to this
county and city.
Huntley Bros. Company Make Im
provements in Store.
The Improvement being made in
the Interior of the Huntley Bros.
Company, under the supervision of J.
N. Wisner, architect, is fast approach
ing completion, and will add material
ly to the appearance and convenience
of the sales rooms.
A new office Is being constructed
in the north sales room beneath the
large skylight In the center of the
building, and the room now ocupled
by the office will be used as a sales
room for rubber goods.
As the company carries a large
supply of talking machines and phon
ographs, two new music rooms with
sound proof walls are among the iin-
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plred? Look at tho label.
You ihould not mlu any
of our news number.
YOUNG TRAVELING MAN MAKES
APPARENT ATTEMPT AT
STREWS COIN ON FLOOR
Has Sack Containing $45 In HI Coat
Pocket, But Hand It Out
When Confronted by
A young man giving his name aa
Lute McClute lu In jail here as a re
sult of what appears to have been
an attempt at robbery. McClute, who
says his home is In Portland, came
to Oregon City Wednesday afternoon,
and was engaged In selling soap and
talcum powder. He entered tbe candy
store of F. G. Lent on Main street
and while endeavoring to dispose of
some of hla wares, a young man from
a store across the street entered the
Lent store to get change for a gold -piece.
Miss Anna Benson, who Is a
clerk In tbe Lent store, made tbe
change for the young man from a
large sack of silver which Is kept
under the counter. McClute saw
where the sack of silver was replaced,
and when Miss Benson was called
to another part of the store he ob
tained the treasure and put it In his
coat pocket. Before he got out of
the store, however, the young lady
returned to where she bad replaced
the money and found the sack missing.
After a hasty search she cast an ac
cusing look at young McClute, who
promptly Bald: "Yes, I have it." there
upon taking the sack from his pocket
and allowing the silver to rattle on
the floor. Chief of Police Burns was
summoned and took the man Into cus
tody. McClute is apparently 25 years of
age, well dressed and carried a new
grip. He was somewhat under the
influence of liquor, which is perhaps
the reason he did not get away with
the 'money. He had plenty of time
to walk out of tbe sVore and likely
make good his escape. The bag con
tained about $45.
Since Mr. Lent recovered all his
money, he does not intend to prefer
charges against the young man. He
is still in jail at this writing, how
ever, and will probably be held until
his identity is established and recent
SUIT AGAINST R. R. CO.
OREGON ELECTRIC SUED FOR
$3000 DAMAGES BY MRS.
Mrs. Lonetta J. Jackson has filed
suit In the circuit court against the
Oregon Electric Railway Company for
damages In the sum of $3000. In
her complaint Mrs. Jackson alleges
she and her children boarded a car In
Portland operated by the defendant
company, and that when the car had
proceeded about three miles, on Its
Journey the conductor called for fares,
whereupon plaintiff presented to him
a ticket and receipt' which the duly
authorized agent of the company in
Portland had assured her was good
and sufficient for transportation to
her destination, Chemeketa, a station
on the said company's line. The con
ductor refused to accept the ticket
presented by the plaintiff, so she
states In her complaint, and that he
ordered her and her children from
the car in a loud and Insulting tone
and manner. For baggage lost, ex
posure, distress, humiliation and loss
of time, the plaintiff asks damages
in the above amount.
Banquet Is Served by Members of
K. of P.
The Forthy-flfth anniversary of the
Knights of Pythias was observed
Wednesday evening at the Woodmen
hall, and a musical and literary pro
gramme was given, which follows:
Vocal duet, Miss Florence Price and
Milton Price; Instrumental duet,
Miss Edwards; vocal duet, Mrs. E.
H. Cooper and Mrs. W. C. Greeu; reci
tation, Miss Erlckson; vocal sanc
tion, Mr. Miller; vocal solo, A. F.
Parker; recitation, Miss A. Peckover;
vocal solo, E. T. Avlson.
Following the programme a ban
quet and dancing was enjoyed. The '
entertainment was In charge of Dr.
Shoe Store Changes Hand.
The Oregon City Shoe Store, has
been sold to Levitt & Beckman, tbe
latter recently from Portland. Mr.
Levitt, the clothier, has been In Ore
gon City for the last thre years.