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OKKGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 1909.
FORTY-THIRD YEAR NO. 12.
OREGON LEGISLATURE MEETS IN
SPECIAL SESSION AND COR
RECTS FORMER MISTAKES-
COSTS THE STATE $7500
Campbell, of Clckma, Takti Oo
cailon to Rot Hit Colliaguca
for Undue Hat In Phi-
Confining Umilf strictly to the bul
tie fur which It wan cnllml, the ex
irnnrillnary session of th U'cUlnlur
adjourned altie tln Tuesday night at
S; 40 o'clock, having refused to cou
pler now c-Ulatlon and thua leav
ing I ho normal school question where
It waa at th end of th regular ana
Inn. The session will cnit not mor
tlian 76u0 and probably tbi
nullify being used for Hr dlem and
mileage of member . and Incidental
expense. Willi Iho exception of In
creasing tho limit on duck from 25
to 35 and amending tho flre-ear-ape
law, tiuthtuK In tho uaturo of now
li ii I hum waa ptumod. and tba aeaalon
acted only oil lln meaaure which
worn defective because of error of
(ho enrolling commit tee of tho regular
The defective measure cled upon
wero aa follow:
8. IL 1. Way and mean commit'
leo Airirlailon fur Improvement
In IAIr Institution.
8. It. 7. Oliver Curing defect In
appropriation fur tiierlm'iu tatlou
8. It. ft, Wood Opening durk tea
mill In Willamette Valley October 1
Instead of October 15.
8. II. 9. Wood Protecting deor.
8. II. 10, Wood Prohibiting night
hunting of deer.
8. D. 11, Wood Protecting elk.
II. II. 2, Clemen Uopo flro erape
In hotel not to apply to town hv
lug tiro regulation.
IL II. . Abbott Curing defect In
salaries of Huiireme Court bailiff,
rlerk and Mcnoitraphitr.
II II. B, MeArthur Curing defect
In act (-renting curricula bourd.
II. II. 0, Karrell Curing defect In
penalty clntme of uct requiring door
of public biillilltiR to open outward.
II. II. 7. Iliicbiinan Curing defect
In art providing for new codo.
II. II. 9. Hone Appropriating $7500
fur expense of Special session.
II. It. 10. Belknap To euro defect
In net reimbursing (ieorgo II. Hmnll.
Afler tlm limine bud tried tti do
(onietlilug wllli the normal schools
the Senate took a hand, Tho Senate
however, refued to confer with the
limine on till mailer and Initiated a
new niinMiiro entirely. Tho Senate
punni'd a bill appropriating $SUO0 to
Weston, .Monmouth and Ashlnnd, r-
pecllvely, to defray expense from
Jiuiuary 1 to June 31, and transferring
the property to the school district In
which the three noriniU nro (limited.
Kvery friend of the norninl voted
ugnliist thl hill In thu Sennto, and tho
friend of tho normal defeated It In
During tho course of the session,
Cumpbell, of Cluckamii. fcored hi
colleague for attempting to ninh
through hill without duo considera
tion. "Tho House Is acting worse than
ll did on tho Hint iluy of tho regulur
hi'UhIiiii," on Id Mr. Cnnipbell. "Such
tactic nro driving tho tto u Social
iHin fiiHtor than anything you could
do. No wonder the pooplo kick about
tho legislature. Wo upend our tlmo
fooling with petty mutters, and when'
It come U Homctlilng liuportunt'wo
niHli It through without any consider
ation. II Ih no wonder the people
elect Hlatotmml No, 1 members. Till
way some of tho Representatives net
tho only wonder Is that tho iioople
do not exact pledges from members
covering every movo thnt niny bo
tniidi! ilurlng tho session."
8UIT AGAINST LUMBER COMPANY
E. 0. Chapman nd, J. 8. Taylor Sua
Bowerman Lumber Company.
Through tholr attorney. M. (I. Mur
ley, of Portlund, 12. a. Cliiipiiinn nnd
J. S. Taylor, have commenced suit
In tho circuit court of Cluckomn
county (iKaltiHt the Howornmn Lum
ber Company. The amount sued for
In $15.1.17, a balance duo for logs de
livered lo wild company by plaintiffs
up to September 11, 1908, and $1000
duiifigc lo plaintiffs by broach of
contract by tho defendants.
Tlm contract It U alleged by the
plaintiffs thnt they should deliver to
tho company all merchantable
timber from an 83-acre tract of land
In section 4. township 3 south, range
1 east, of Clncknmns county, nnd ihe
company to Operate J t h mill until tho
upply of timber on this tract was ex--Imitated.
Tho mill ceased to operate
on September 11, 1908, leaving a large
amount of timber and log unused.
SUIT AGAINST SHERIFF
A. L. CHURCHILL FILES SUIT TO
RECOVER, PROPERTY, AND
A. U Churchill bu fllud a ult In
the circuit court of Clackamas county
against Hberirr lleutle. Churchill I
the owner of IS bead of slump, vulued
at $210; ID heaiMof lamb, valued at
$10; VI bead of goat vulued at $370;
throo horse valued at $:I2F; one Blicp
herd dog, vulued at $10; one lumber
wagon, valued at $10; una tut of
ilmilile hurne and one mobile vulued
ut $27, all amouutliig to $uttr.
t'tiurclilll In his complaint state
thnt about March 10, tho sheriff
without hi consent, wrongfully and
unlawfully took posilou of all of
the iild property above deacrlbud,. and
that on the nth lust., ho demanded
the return of hi property, but tho
sheriff refused to return the coino.
Churchill allege thai by reason of
said unlawful and wrongful taking and
iliK-iitlon from hi property, that he
hi been unable to plow or bow hi
ground, and to do other funn work,
all to hi damage In the um of $50,
and by nation of tho herlff having
possession of it, (he plalutlff ha been
compelled to leave hi homo and hit
work and spend two or three day In
Oregon City, Oswego and Portland In
making preparation to commence ac
tion to recover tho possession of hi
belonging aud to expend money for
hotel expense and car fare to hi
damage In the um of $75.
Churchill pray Judgment for the
recovery of hi horse and cattlo and
dog, and In cau uld property can
not be had therefor the value thereof
In the sum of $985 with Interest at
C per cent from March 13, 1909, and
for hi damage In the sum of $125,
and for the coat and disbursement
The aheep and goal belonging to
Churchill have been taken to a place
at llultun; the bore to the Beacrest
barn, In thU city, and the Shepherd
dog I at the homu of Constable Miles.
AGED MAN ON LONG HIKE
EDWARD PAYSON WESTON WALK
ING FROM NEW YORK TO SE
ATTLE 4000 MILES DISTANT.
Kdwurd Pnyson Weston, iho grea'-
est walker Ilia world ha ever known,
left Now ork city on hi birthday,
.March 1. to come directly to the
Aluska Yukon-Pacific Kxposltloli In 8m
Although seventy years old on the
lay given. Weston declare that he
I In us fine fetdA and a fit for 'a
record breaking walk u ho was when
In 1907 ho walked from Portland. Me.,
to Chicago In 25 day, covering the
same routo In tho sumo time ttuit he
covered It forty year ago before
when ho made tho world longest
It Is 000 miles from New York city
to the Kxposltlon grounds In Seattle,
but Weston declare that he will do
the distance handily In 100 day. In
England. In bis younger days, he de
feated all comer by walking 6000
mile In the same time.
It has been Weston'a deslro to view
the big World Pair In the Northwest
ever since It was announced and a
ho had long plrnncd a lecture tour
bo has decided to combine tho two
deus and aeo tho exposition, profit
ably speaking on physical culture In
the cities through which ho will pass.
Tho Kxposltlon opens In Scuttle on
unu 1. Weston will proceed by the
northern routo, which should bring
him to tho Exposition city during the
early part of July.
DEATH OF MRS. J. M.
Well Known Woman Passe
After Long Illness.
Mrs. Mnrlunna Graham, wife of
Cnptaln John M. Graham, a well-
nown steamboat man of this city,
died at tho family home on Saturday
morning at 9:110 o'clock. Mrs. Gra
ham bad heen til for several weeks
previous to her death. She was born
t HanHport, Nijvla Scotln, December
18:1:1. and came to Oregon City
about 2!l years ago, whero alio has
Inco made her home. . "
Uesldes her Imahnml, she leaves the
following children; Arthur W Allien
D., M. J. Newton, Mrs. George Fox,
Mir. A nice Morril, of Portland; and
Mrs. William Andresen, of this city.
Three alarum In the EiihI and one
brother, n sea captain, whoso homo Is
11 British Columbia, also survlvo.
The funeral Borvlces were held
from tho Baptist church on Monday
afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. J. M.
Linden officiating. Tho church was
filled wltlv ninny friends of the family
both from Portland and this city. Tha
interment took place In Mountain
Miss Emily Hendrlckson, of New
York, has accepted a position with
tho Goldsmith millinery establishment
In thlB city.
JUDGE THOS F. RYAN, who advo
cate th building of a iton High
School in th Park at Top of Binge
FOR WAR VETERANS
ACT TO BE PA88ED BY CONGRESS
ORANTINQ 160 ACRES TO
After waiting for a period of fifty'
three yeara the few survivors and the
widow of the Oregon and WaililngTou
Indian War of 1865 and '56, may now
hopefully look for and anticipate re
ceiving from Uncle Snm, the 1C0 acre
land warrant for wblcb they have
been contending, and to which they
are Justly entitled. The Act, wh.Vh
will pas Congress In due time, reads
An Act to extend the provisions
limitation, and benefit of an Act
entitled "An Act granting military
bounty luud warrant to aurvlvor of
the Indian war of eighteen hundred
and thirty two to March third, elgh
teon hundred and fifty-five, Inclusive.'
"He It enacted by the Senate and
House of Kepifseniatlvea of the Unit
ed Stutei of America In Congrui as
embled. Thai tho provision, limit
ation, and benefits of the Act en
titled 'An Act granting military land
warrant of one hundred and sixty
acree of land to the aurvlvors of the
Indian ware of eighteen hundred and
thirty-two to March third, eighteen
hundred and fifty-five, Inclusive,' be,
nd tho same are hereby, extended,
from the date of tho pusage of this
Act, to the surviving officers and en
listed men. Including marines, mill'
tla and volunteer of tho military and
naval servlco of the United States,
who served for fourteen day, or more
or were In a battle, and were honor
ably discharged under the United
State military or territorial authori
ties in the Indian war of Oregon and
Washington Territories In the years
of eighteen hundred and fifty-five and
nfty-Hlx. Inclusive, nd also to Include
the surviving 'widow of such officers
and enlisted men: Provided, That
such widows havo not remarried, or
who may be widow at the date of
the pnssago of this Act.)" And pro
vided further. That where there Is no
record of enlistment or mtiBter Into
the service In snld Indian war of Ore
gon and Washington Territories In
the yearB mentioned In this Act, the
record of pay by the United States
or tho evidence of being pensioned un
der tho Act of June 27, 1902. for ser
vice in said Indian war as a survivor
or widow, shull be accepted as full
and satisfactory, proof of Buch enlist
ment and service.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF REBATE.
Sheriff Beatle Ha Collected More
Taxe Than Any Sheriff.
The sheriff' office Monday was
filled with taxpayers, and Sheriff Heat
to and his force in deput'os were k.pt
busy from morni'.i; till night, making
ovit receipts. Sheriff Hoatio has col
lected more tax'is so fur thuu has
ever been collected by any sheriff
heretofore. On Sat'irdiy ho received
$-18,000 by nia'l for tnxos from out of
town resident, Tlm amount taken In
by hint from the pooplo who took ad
vantage of the rebate was $340,000. The
Oregon City Wooim Miiis find the
Hawley Pulp & Paper M' Is mild tlie.r
taxes Monday morning.
Sunday School Entertainment at Glad
atone. Thd Sunday school class of Mrs. C.
T. Tooze, of Gladstone gave an en
tertainment In the Christian church
Suturday evening, nnd the following
programme was given: Class as min
strels, snug "Swinging on the Golden
Gates,',' and followed by another se
lection, "Who Stole tho Lock?"; solo,
Bruno Frledrlch; reading. Miss Myrtle
Tooze; rending., Miss Mlna Mulkoy;
reading, PanHyOswold; drama, "Judge
Not That Ye no Not Judged," Sunday
school class and Rev. Mulkey; song,
"Tho County Fair," "Inspector," Vic
tor Gault; "Hans Von Dnsen," Mr.
Goodwin; "Biddy McCrea," Mrs. T. J.
Gault; "Miss Marie Sunshine," Mrs.
Goodwin; quartette; song, "Friend
ship, Love aud Song."
AND CRfAM AT CANBY
HONORS GO TO COUNTY FAIR
CITY FOR THE FIRST OF
What will probably appear to
great many pooplo In the Northwest
to be a fairy tale, I the fact that lust
Sunday, March 14, 10, Mr. and Mr
W. II. Hair, Mr. and Mr. M. J. Lee,
Mr. and Mr. Edward Bradtle, Mr
William Knight, Mr. Anna Knight,
Mrs. 0. O. Clurk and Mr. IL C. Knight
wero out walking on Canby Prairie,
ami found the first ripe Btrawbcnie
of the season. Only few were found
but there are millions of bloom and
a great many green ones, which will
bo ripe In a abort time.
The wild strawberries which grow
on Canny prairie are of a peculiar va
riety, being a cros between the old
wild Alpine vurletle and the wild
Virginian strawberry. It la supposed
that these atrawberriea got started
at thl point by the early Indian.
The ecd was probably distributed by
the first Indians that visited thl
country, aa In tboae day the Indiana
were In the bablt Df catching the
fish, drying and smoking It In aeaaon,
snd picking and drying wild berries.
When they desired to take a long
Journey, their jacks always contained
a plentiful supply of dried fish and
dried berries. In as much as the
strawberries were growing around the
old Indian battle-grounds, where the
Methodist church now stands, it Is a
reasonable theory that the start was
made from that locality.
The wild atrawberriea growing In
the timber and mountain are more
like the Alpine varieties. The wild
atrawberry growing on Canby Prairie
ia very large, being about three times
tho average alze of the wild timber
In a few weeka a gallon bucket of
berrlea can be picked from these beds
In a few minutes. The season Is very
long and these berries can be gathered
for nearly two months. Tbe main
heavy crop will commence about the
latter part of April and they will be
gone by the first of July.
On ac'ount of the extreme earlloe
of thl wild Canby oerry It seems
strange that no one has ever tried to
cultivate It for market, a they are
certainly the richest and finest flavor
ed berry that grows.
HORSE IS MISTREATED
DWYER AND CARTER; OF CLACK
AMAS ARRESTED ON' A
On complaint of Humane Officer
D. Bradley, of this city, and residents
of Clackamas, two men. by the name
of Dwyer and Carter, of Clackamas
Station, were brought before Justice
Samson Wednesday afternoon. These
two men, Dwyer being 80 years of
age, and his Bon-in-law, about 35, were
accused by several of their neighbors
of mistreating a horse, which was the
cause of Its death. The horse had
been balky, and the owner In order
to break It, tied a rope around Its
nose, and tied the other end of the
rope to Its tail. It is claimed by the
witnesses, several of whom were pres
ent at the trial, that it was cruelly
beaten, while tied in this position, fell
dead, and burled near the spot where
It fell. There were many people from
Clackamas here to attend the trial,
but the accused were acquitted.
Humane Officer Bradley has worked
hard for two 'days ou tbe case, and de
serves great credit for the work be
does In the interest of the poor, dumb
brutes. The humane society Is com
posed of many of tho promlnont peo
ple of this city, and the work1 'carried
on, by the organization Is very com
mendable. This la a society that
should have the hearty endorsement
of all citizens. Upon hearing of tills
cruel treatment tho Ire of the mem
bers of tho society was aroused and
they left nothing undone to bring the
accused to justice, and It Is the In
tention of the society to keep a sharp
look out on the people of this county
as to the treatment of nnimuls. Those
who are guilty of such crime will be
dealt with according to the law.
Charle William Martin Promoted to
Assistant Supt. of Traffic.
Charles William Martin, of Kose-
burg, who was recently pro.'iiotod tc
the position of assistant Miperiuten
dent of traffic of the Southern Pac
ific, with headquariers at Poitliind, Is
the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs.. J. How
ell, of Canemah, Mr. Martyn'a wife,
formerly Miss Mertle Howell, of this
city, Is well known hers. Mr. Martyn
entered the servlco of the Southern
Puclflc Company In 1S00. at that time
being operator at the East Side car
shops. From that place he was trans
ferred to Ashland. He was afterwards
transferred to Roseburg, where he
has been chief dispatcher since 1906.
Mr. and Mrs. Martyn expect to make
their home In Portland In the near
HON J. U. CAMPBELL, who scored
the Member of the House for Un
due Hate in Rushing Through
SUPERINTENDENT GARY 8EEK8
TO 8TAMP OUT A BAD
County Superintendent T. J. Gary
ha Inaugurated a campaign against
the pernicious practice of some teach
er of promoting pupil before they
are properly prepared, and of giving
high grade when tbey are not earn
ed. He Is sending out to every teach
er In the county, tbe following well
written letter which Is a pertinent
to parent a to teacher:
Oregon City, Or, March 11, 1909.
I have been much Impressed with
the need of more thorough work In
some of our school.
Children are sometimes passed
from grade to grade before tbey are
ready for promotion. When they
reach the eighth grade and -take tbe
Stale examination the result Is fail
ure with. the more baneful result, they
foe) tbat tbey have been humbugged
and that school Is a farce.
At tbe last examination there were
forty-eight . candidates for graduation
out of which only sixteen passed. This
condition was even worse In some
other counties In the State, but this
I no excuse for us.
Many of otir teachers are bravely
doing their whole duty in this matter
and are being classed by some mis
guided parents as "Poor teacher; my
children's grade were much higher
last year when Miss taught our
Miss secured a better po
sition because she succeeded in "fool
ing" the patrons of her last school,
but success of that kind Is short-lived
and I hope that with your moral sup
port and the support of all honest peo
ple we will be able to Induce her to
quit, or move on, next year.
The report card If properly used.
may be made a stimulus to endeavor,
but the misuse of It is so pernicious
that I sometimes question its useful
cess. If high grades are earned, com
mon justice demands that they be
given, but It is also a great injustice
to give them If they are not earned.
I regard the practice of giving high
grades when they are not earned and
of passing pupils before they are pre
pared as one of the greatest evils in
our public school work.
Help me to stamp It out
T. ,J. GARY.
In view of the absence of Clarence
L. Eaton, secretary of the Retail
Grocers' Association, from the city,
arrangements have been made with
M. D. Latourette to act as central for
ATTY. GRIFFITH IN PORTLAND.
Moves HstLaw Office to Couch Build
ing in Metropolis.
Attorney Franklin T. Griffith' has
moved his law oflice to Portland,
where he has taken rooms In the
Couch Building, Fourth and Washing
F. J. Lonergan, a successful young
lawyer, who has been associated with
Mr. Griffith here for some time, will
have offices with Mr. Griffith In his
new location in Portland. Clarence
Eaton and Miss Horn have also gone
fo Portland and will be connected
with the office.
Mr. Griffith will move his family
to Portland later, where he has
purchased a home. A great deal of
his business Is In that city, and this
Is why he Is making the change. Mr.
Griffith came to Oregon City from Cal
ifornia, and was connected with the
Willamette Pulp & Paper Company
for several years before taking up the
study of law. He has made a success
of his profession and at present is
the attorney for the Willamette Pulp
& Paper Company. Portland Railway,
Light and Power Company, Crown
Columbia Company in Oregon City.
and the Charles K. Spauldlng Lumber
Company, of Portland.
Mrs. Elza Van Wey, who has been
dangerously 111 for several months at
the nome of her mother, Mrs. S. M.
Harris, Is able to be out again.
FOR BREACH OF PROMISE
OREGON CITY WOMAN 62 YEARS
OF AGE BRINGS SUIT AGAINST
Mrs. Ann Nash, of this city, bas
brought suit against William C. Van
Glahn, of Sell wood, for breach of
piomlse. The suit was filed In the
circuit court of Multnomah county.
Van Glahn, who Is a veteran of the
Civil War, serving In Company E,
28th Infantry, Illinois Volunteers, met
Mr. Nash at the Grand Army En
campment which was held on tho
bank of tbe Willamette River near
Sellwood In 1905. After a courtship
of a few months, Mrs. Nash itates
that Mr. Van Glahn proposed to ber,
aud the marriage was to take place In
February, 1907, but before the close
of the year, he married another wo
man. Mr. Van Glahn says that be came to
Oregon during the Lewi ft Clark Ex
position, 1906, and was Introduced to
tbe woman at tbe encampment, and
he say he only took her to the thea
tre twice and that be never promised
to marry her. After the encampment
Mr. Nash returned to this city and
wa staying at the home of her son.
While there. Van Glahn says be call
ed, hearing that Mrs. Nash was (IL
Mr. snd Mrs. Van Glahn are living
happily together In their little home
at Sellwood, and suit Instituted by
Mrs. Nash wa a surprise to the old
Mr. Nash I about 62 years of age,
and Van Glahn, who is two year
older, says that woman at that age
could hardly be expected to fall in
love. C. D. Latourette, of this city,
and H. F. aLtourette, of Portland, are
representing Mrs. Nash, and Joseph
A. Strowbridge, Jr., the defendant
J. S. Dick, of Canby, was In Oregon
City on Saturday paying his taxe. Mr.
Dick has property in Multnomah coun
ty and left In the evening to pay his
HUDDLE SUIT DISMISSED
GRESHAM MAN SUES MINISTER
FOR BREAKING UP HOME,
Last Friday Ell Huddle, of Gresham,
brought suit against Rev. S. F. Pitts
for alienating the affections of his
wife, Matilda Huddle, and sought dam
ages in the sum of $10,000. On Sat
urday, however, Mr. Huddle came to
Oregon City and asked that the case
be dismissed. . .
The Rev. S. F. Pitts, who claims to
be a converted gambler, prize fighter
and erstwhile bad man, has been con
ducting a Free Methodist Mission at
Gresham. Mrs. Huddle joined tha
church, after which the minister be
came a frequent visitor at the Huddle
home. Mr. Huddle discovered evi
dence which led to to the belief that
the conduct of the couple was some
what too friendly, so he remonstrated
with the evangelist and warned him
to cease his visits. The minister,
however, had gained such Influence
over Mrs. Huddle he had completely
alienated her affections and wrecked
the heretofore happy home. The
Huddles are the parents of four child
Special Election Saturday, April 3.
At a special meeting held by the
Oregon City school board on Saturday
afternoon, It was ordered that a spe
cial election take place on Saturday,
April 3, for the issuance of $5500
bonds to cover the amount recently
expended for the addition to the East-
WILL ADMITTED TO PROBATE.
Mrs. Sarah Clement Bepueath $2500
The will of the late Mrs. Sarah
Clemens of Oak Grove, has been ad
mitted to probate. The will was ex
ecuted April 27, 1908. the estate of
the deceased Is valued at $2500, and
V. J. Clemens is named executor and
guardian of the children.
Mrs. Clemens bequeaths to her dau
ghters, Gertrude, Grace and Luclle
and her sons, Robert aud G rover, $100
each. After the residue one third is
to be given to her son Mark T., and
two-thirds to her daughter Alice M.
Clemens. In case either or both should
die. to go to their children. In case
of the death of such children, or their
devisees die without children to be
divided equully among the surviving
Son Very Low.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Welsh of this
city, were called to California last
week, having received word that their
son, Virgil Welsh, who had gone there
for the benefit of his health, was very
low with tuberculosis. The young
mau is visiting with his aunt, Mrs.
Story, formerly of this city, and he
will be brought to Oregon City if he
is able to stand the trip.
TJHI3 8U3JECT DISCUSSED BY
HON C. H. OYE AND 8UPT.
GARY 8UNDAY EVENING.
HIGH SCHOOL ON BLUFF
Judge Ryan Advocate the Building
of Btone High School in City
Park at Top of Singer
The second of a series of meetings
on "A Better Oregon City" wa held
at the Congregational Church last
Sunday night. Tbe theme under dis
cussion was "Improving Our Schools."
Hon. C. H; Dye and Supt. T. J. Gary
were the principal speakers.
Mr. Dye treated the subject from
the outside the public standpoint,
and declared at tbe beginning tbat If
there was chance for improvement
there must necessarily be some critic
ism, so he would pas over the numer
ous good things to be laid about our
schools and comment entirely on the
current criticisms, which, If true,
meant opportunity for some improve
ment Mr. Dye said that from what
he could learn through many Inter-
rvlews with patrons of the schools,
there was chance for more thorough
organization; that more practical
work should be given the pupil along
tbe line of manual training and do
mestic science; that the teaching of
morality, and Interest In jubllc ques
tions should be a part of tbe dally
school work, and thac there should be
more thoroughness In the grades.
Superintendent Gary said he had
recently visited all but, two of tho
rooms In the Oregon City schools,
and he could say they were in good
condition, perhaps better than they
had ever been before. He said he
was sure there . were some of the
best teachers he had ever seen any
where, and there were also some that
ought to be displaced. Mr. Gary
disagreed with Mr. Dye In regard to
the teaching of morality In the schools
under a fixed system. It is bis opin
ion that the ' dally example of the
teacher can be 'made the best method
of instilling the virtue of morality
in the minds and hearts of the pupils.
He said tbat the high school should
be a separate Institution from tbe
grades, and that we would see the
time In the near future when this con
dition was brought about In Oregon
City. He declared the most pernicious
thing existing in our public schools to
day is the passing of pupils before
they are prepared to enter a higher
grade, and the misuse of tho gradj
card by unscrupulous teachers by giv
ing the pupils undeserved high grades
to fool the parents into the belief that
the teacher is doing fine work. Mr.
Gary has Issued a letter to all teach
ers of the county asking them to co
operate with hlra in stamping out this
Judge Ryan was called on to ad
dress the audience. He took excep
tion to some of the things said by
both the previous speakers, and de
fended the Oregon City schools as
the equal if not superior to those of
any city of Its size in Oregon. He
complimented the school board on the
thorough interest taken in the wel
fare of the schools, and said there
must of necessity be some poor teach
ers drift Into the schools, as good
teachers were not plentiful and hard
Judge Ryan advocates the building
of a stone high school in the public
park on the bluff at the head of Siuger
hill. If not a county high school, then.
et us have a district hlfh school Com
posed of Oregon City, West Oregon
City, Canemah, Parkplace, Oak Grove,
and Gladstone. Let it be built on this
commanding site of stone quarried
from Clackamas County quarries and
finished In Clackamas County wood.
The meeting was led by E. T. Avl-
son. In tbe absence of the pastor, Rev.
E. C. Oakley, who was HI and unable
to be present.
SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL.
Improvement of Street to be Brought
Up at Meeting March 24.
At the special meeting of the citv
council Monday night, very little was
accomplished, owing to the absence
of Mayor Carll, Recorder Dlmick and
two of the councilmen. The matter
of improving Twelfth street was to
have been taken up, but this was car
ried over until a meeting of the coun
cil to be held March 24, when Wash
ington, Taylor and Eleventh streets
will be brought up at the same time.
Councilman Knapp acted as mayor
pro tem, and Councilman F. J. Meyer
Frank Bonville', of the Bonville Mag
azine Company, was In Oregon Cily