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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 1G, 1909.
ronTYTHinp ybar-.no. 20.
DEMANDS MONEY CONSIDERA
ATION FOR FRANCHISE TO
BUT SWIFT SAYS NO
Promoter Argues That Construction
of Electric Llna Will Warrant
Qranting of Franchise
Tim HiiiiUhmii Clackamas Hallway
thniium thi rich Molullu Valley to Hll
vortiui limy bo loxt In Oregon t'Hy
liciiue of tin l"fu"nl of r"y
rumii'll l grunt a franchise I" K. M
Hwlft. who for 111010 thun a year liu
I ii iiroiuolliiK th (irnMiitltl(iii. Hwlft
asked frinii tlm Hy 2 J franchise,
to riiini Into town throiitili Hi" Mounl
licinmiit aocllmi. riimiltiK down Klfih
mrt'Kl to Center, on Center to Kiev
iilli. on Klevonlli to John Ailnma to
(iroeii I'oltil, Arguing Unit tln roll'
Nliiii'llim of lln nmd would cinch tlm
trndo of tlm Molalln Villi")'. Mr. Hwlft
tt'TlttK'H to my for lila fmnihlse,, hut
(IiIh I not millxriulory to Mayor fnrll
nml Hi" five members of Ihn Council,
who with present ill n special m-i
tn k Huliinluy tt t k ttt . Th" rlty l
linn to h t th" franchise K" without
com for tlm ftrnt llv" years, nml there
nriiT I'jrill lit asked for th" succeeding
years nnil ll Im proposed lo add
$;Tiii every 2'-s yours during thi HfJ
of Ho- fniiulilH... Mr. Hwin will now
link Hi" council for a franchise to come
Into th" rlty ilown th" Ahernelhy,
though thla rout" will not Includo th"
Mounl licnsnut district.
'I nm certainly disappointed si Urn
fnllnr" of tho coiiiK'll to grunt thin
franchise." wilil Mr Hwlft. "Mev r
Cnrll Insist Unit h" will V"lo noy
ordinance thiil carries a frnnrliUe that
will produce no revenue to tlm d'y.
Th innlit thiil would roni" hctn fol
lowing 111" construction of sli "l""trlp
line m oiild Im Iiiiiiii'Iihii unil If I nm
forced to niter th" roul" of III" mad
mi l leave mil Ori'Koil Clly tl.eiu HI
h a limit loss In business to tlm
town I run hiinlly h"ll"V Hint the
roiinrll will decline to grant a fran
chise ilown III" Ahi'nmlhy."
Coiiniilmen Mayer, Knupp, Hln'iilmn.
tetcl Mini Michaels with present ai
Kniiiriliiy night's meeting.
TOOK MONEY AND DEPARTED.
Mra. Amanda Robmaon Brlngi Action
A illvorro anil hna liccn I)IhI In
th" rlrrult court of ClnckiiitiaH County
li y AiiuimU J. ItohlliHon BKiilimt Curl
II. ItoliliiHon. i"ori(" C Ilrowni'll Ih
th" ittlnrni'y for tlm plaintiff. Th"
KntiliimiiiH wcro innrrli'd IVhniiiry IS.
r.ni'.l. In Oregon Clly, mid alnrn Ihclr
murrliiK" Uf" linn ')( I n pli'UHiitit
In llo'lr hoiiHi'liold. Th" pliilntlff
clulnm Hint ln'r liiiHtmiid Ik cullly of
rrui'l nml liihnuiiiu iri'iiinicul, mid per.
minnl InillKUllli'a ho Hull llf" hnn hi'i'li
AI III" time of Hi" innrrliiK" of tho
KoliltiKiHiH. Mra. ItohlliHon owned 13
itcrm of liiiul ni'iir Hallow, mid wiih
piiHMi'hMi'd of In moil")', to which
th" ili'trniliitit hud no rlKlil, till" or
Inli'i'i'Hl. Mru. KoliliiHon cliiliim Ihut
1 it tiiiHliaiul upprnprluti'd III" mom''
nm! nlmiidotiiMl Imr.
WOMAN WALKS 12 MILES.
Cornel From Highland to Inalat on
Hulband'a Supporting Family.
Mm. AiiKUHln Quitdii. n reHlilent of
IHkIiIuiiiI, walliecl lo OreKon Clly. a
illMliiur" of 12 nilli'H, nml awom out a
coiupliilnt uitiiliiHt her hiiHlinnd mi tho
KioiiiiiIh of iioii Hiiiport. Quiiiln la
u til K In k Kooil wiiKea. ami In "luployoil
III Hie pnper til 1 1 Ih on Hi" WVbI Hid".
SpiTlnl Ilepuly Sheriff Kdily Hervoil
guuilii with Mm neceHHiiry pnperH. nml
the in ii it wiiH kIvoii until next TliurH
iluy, .Inly 22, to iniiko ii re)ort before
the fininly court, tjiiiiilii promised to
hhhIhI IiIh fninlly. Thorn nm xevcrnl
rlilldreii ly tlm Clundlt family.
ROSENSTEIN 8T0RE SOLD.
Fine Builneaa Corner at Suipeniion
Brldga Change! Handi.
Tlm Htoro of 8. HoHmmleln, on tho
corner of Mnln mid Bovunlh HtreolK,
hna been aold to Kuro Ilroa., of I'ort
land. It Iiiih not yet been determined
whether tlm purcliiiHerB will luke pim
hphhUiii Imnmdlutely or whether Mr.
KosciiHtulii will retain tlm liimlirnHH
until Jnniiiiry 1. Tlm corner Ih oho
of tlm heHt In Urn city. Kor ninny
yonra It wuh occupied by tlm I. Si'll
liiK Htoro nnil Mr. KohciihIoIii bmiKht
the SellliiK Htock nhont two yonril HKo,
nftor dlnpoHitiK of IiIh biiHlnrn In the
Wlllumelte IlulldliiK to J. Lovltt.
Jaw and Forearm Fractured.
,J. WeHlon, hocoikI innto of tho
Hteanier Norman H. iJinK, wna aevore
ly nml pnlnfiilly Injured Snlurduy nf
ternoon mi tho limit wuh goliiK IhrotiKh
tho lockH. Ho wur cniiKht In the hllo
of u ruhl" ami aiiHtulimd a frueture
of IiIh for" nrm and a compound fine
turn of IiIh lower Jnw. The frncturos
wore reduced by Dr. W. 11 Cnrll mid
WiHton Is on tlm mail to recovery.
IIIh Inline Ih In Went OreRon City.
Damfiicua Firm Suea For $51.36.
.1. C. Elliott & Company, a firm do
ItiK biiHlnesB near Uamuscus, lins filed
Hiilt iiKalimt Tletijaniln Ilalsteml for
tho Hum of jrl..'t(i, claimed to bo due
Hiild company for provUloiiH purclianod
by the defendant. Tho rooiIh were
purchnHeil In May, 1908. Tho company
much for the ahovo amount nml ln
toreHt from May 2.1, 1008. Gordon
K. Hayea Ih the attorney for tho plaintiff.
CHAUTAUQUA ENDS NEXT
Thorn am only three iliiya
lift of III" it 11 1 1 1 1 it I Cliuul iiiiiiii
Mi'HmIijii nml with tlm fllll'Nl of
weather nml llni most utiruc
llvo ptiiKiiiiiiiiiiM over offered,
It In vory lllii'ly t ti (it (IioiihiiihIn
of people will avull themselves
of Ihn opiHirlillilly In attend.
Oswego mid ICuglo Creek play
hull toiliiy mill tlm ili'i'ldliiK
Kiiino of tliu t oti r 1 1 u in n I will
hu ilayiil loiuorrow afternoon
lit 11:30 o'clock, iir. Mutt H.
Hughes, t hu fiiuiml dlvlim uf
I'unuiIiiiiu, lecture t li Im after-
noon on ' Ihn Art of laving, 'f
mnl tlm athletic ontortiilniuciit
iiuilor th" illri'cllon of tlm Port
IiiihI Y. M. C. A. will hu kIvhii
tonlKht. Hutiiriluy la J'ulrlotlc
liny ul CIiuiiIiiiiijiiii, with a Ice
turn In Him uftcriioon oil
"HIkIiIn and Hei'ima of Ihn Civil
Wur." hy ICII Mi'CIIhIi, mid In
Ihn vvi'iiliiK Hi" Knli kiTlioi-kiT
(Junrti'tlo will tilvu a concort
t hut w ill h" ouu of III" liluKt'Hl
druwIiiK rurilH of Ihn mkhdIoii.
Klri'Wiiika will roiiclmlu Hutur
duy iiIkIiI'n proKraiiiui", Hon
lay liiorulliK Hutldiiy KcIiimiI
will tnku plui'o ut 1(1 o'clock,
mid n Hi-rinnii hy lr. HiiKlii-a
ul 2 o'rliK'k and iiiiikIc liy tlm
Knlckcrhocki'r Qinirlcit". Dr.
McCIUli will prcuch Hi" vcu
liiK acruioii mid them will Im
iiiiihIi hy ('liniiluiniiu rhorua
mid MIhh Ciuiii K"ll"r mid Mr.
TIlolllUM J. Pl'lllll'll.
I I , J M MMhl -1
NEVER HEARD OF
BOOSTER DAVIS SHOWS THE
LIGHT TO A PARTY OF
Th" litiHllliiic iiplrll of 8. I'. I ii v In,
ii'iTclury of tho puhllclly dcpurtiiuTil
of tlm I'onitniTclul Chili, wum ii i it i i 1
fnliil on day IhhI wi'i'k when (tin
wicrk of two frWulit enra iiciir Cluck
uiiiiix Htutloii held a north IhiiiiiiI over
I tt ii il h"r for acvcrul lioura. Mr. Dnrla
liiard filiiiuin of miTrlini'iit and look
lilac '' "f li'" "I"''" window hiiw u
wiikoii loiid of Hiillora koIiik down tlm
m red, all of tlm Jucklca ycllltiK at the
tun of l hair volri-a.
"Thai incnua miuii'thliiK." auld the
nrrri'lnry, and tirnhliliiK hla hut Im
mnlii'd for th" "levator nnil waa out
In Ih" at red In a twIiikllnK. II" then
learned Ihut them wcro ncvenil hull
dri'd pinplo on tlm lielnted t ruin nml
he jimt no time In rctiirnltiK to Ma
j i IH re unit aerurliiK mi nrm full of the
Clackmuna County Hulletlmi, Jimt la
Hiied, and koIiik to tlm train lie din-
Irllmlcil (hen" hiilletlna throiiKh the
limit lino of 1'ulluimiH. (Hie wonimi
HilJiiHted her kIiimm'ii mid read:
"ClnckiiiiuiN County llulletln. Why
I never heard of Cluckiiniua County!"
B0Y8 DROP THROUGH TRESTLE.
It la Feared That One Haa Recevied
Injuriea To Spine.
Four boya droppeil through the
trend" on tlm Willamette KiiIIh rail
way llni) Wednemluy afternoon, one
of them belliK Injured, perhupa hit-
loiiHly. Three koiih of J. (i. (illeu mid
n hoy nuiiied HiiKera were on the
treHtle when they heuril n rnr np
proiiehliii? from West OreRon City.
In their fright mid Iiuhio tlm IuiIh k(
off the IiIkIi treHtle hh best they could
liittihlliiK to the Rroiiinl below. The
elKhtyenr old win of Mr. Ollea was
hurl, ImV the extent of IiIh Injuries
Iiiih not yet been determined, thoimh
It Ih feared his spine Ih Injured, lie
punned a rentlesH night at bin home
In Wlllunmtte. Aid wuh rather Blow
In coining as the motor of tho enr
burned out JiihI before the enr rench
ed tlm I rout lt. Three of the boya oh
railed with a few arratrhes and
WILLIAMS PAYS HIS FINE.
Mackiburg Saloon Keeper Carriea
Weapon and Pleada Guilty.
.Inek WIlllnniH, who oieralen n hu
loon nt MiickHliurK, was lined $10 Wed
nesdny for currying concealed weapon,
lie entered a plea of guilty. The com
plnlnt nmilnat Wllllanis waa niacin by
P. I ChrlHtner, of MarkaburK. Wll
lliiniH told tho court that Im Intended
to leave MnckHburK. Ife wnH granled
A license to run a saloon In MackHburR
precinct about a year ago over tho
protests of the decent people of the
community, which was free from tho
llipior Inline before that time. The
county court, however, hnd no option
In Hie mutter as those oppoHcd to tho
establishment of tlm milium failed to
present a remoiislrunco niiflU'lont to
block tho pnrposlllon.
CARMEN'S PICNIC AT THE OAK8.
Baby Show and Many Other Attrac
tion! Next Wednesday.
The Carmen's picnic will be held
nt Hie OaltH next Wednesday and the
boys who hnndlo tho punch are making
elaborate preparations for, tho event.
There will be a buliy ahow from 1 to
2 o'clock and tho finest look lug Cluck-
anuiH County baby will receive a gold
chain mid locket. Hares for men,
women unil children will take place,
and there will bo high wire and swim
ming exhibitions, candy and water
melon entliiK rontcHlH, pillow flghtH
and many other miiusemeutH. Hound
trip ticket h will bo sold at the Oregon
Clly olllce for 25 cents and tho return
stub must be ntiuuped on the groundM.
Marriage License Issued.
The following were granted mar
riage IIcciihoh: FraiiHO M. ChlHolm
and S. N. Lee; Maud Doiithlt and
Lum Stevenu; Olive Hills and Donald
McGregor; Augusta Stewart and Slg
niund Ernest; Daisy Ualley and Earl
COUNCIL POSTPONES DEFINITE
ACTION ON ELEVENTH AND
IMPROVEMENT HELD UP
Remonstrance la Filed Against Im
provement of Twelfth and
Councilman Seem to
CotiHlderutloii iif thn aKHOHHiuciit or
dinance for the Improvement of
Klovcnth street Iiiih been postponed
until Monday evening, July 19. The
ordinance rum up fur lecoud reudlinc
Tli u i mlu y night and um motion of
Coimcllmnn Amlresen wna postpone!.
The vote waa: Ayes Amlresen,
Cook", I'ope, Itetzel. Nnya -Sheuhnli.
Knnpp, Mayer, Michaels. Mnyor Carll
then decided the iniilter by voting for
(Im motion to poNtHiuii ami thn mat
ter went over.
It Ih apparent that there Is a divi
sion of opinion among the inemhers
of th" rotinrll art lo whether Kleventh
street ahould be Improved or that Un
ity should favor the Improvement of
iweinn aireet. 1 he council aeeniH to
he rutlier evenly divided upon tlm
iiioHtlou. though Strickland wna ab
sent, und no one knows where he
HlmnlH, ll Ih hardly prnlmhln that two
parallel street a will be Improved this
year, when there are so many others
III other aectloiiH of Hie city. There
hnH lie.cn a reinoiiHiranro filed against
the Improvement of Twelfth Htreet.
It Ih stated that It Is the desire of
the council to place both streets upon
an eipinl footing and for Ihut enson
It Is Intended to nettle the whole mut
ter July 19. The only fear of some
proMTty ownera on both streets Is
that the existing difference of onlnlnn
may have tlm result In no street Im
provement being done at all.
The council Thursday night exum -
Ined amnples of fire hose, submitted
hy the Ilowera Hubber Compnuy. The
committee on fire and waler baa been
aiithorlced to purchase 600 fiet of
hose for the use of the department.
HISTORICAL ADDRESS ON CLACKAMAS COUNTY
DELIVERED BEFORE THE MT. PLEASANT CIVIC IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION ON JULY 5TH BY
GEORGE, H. HIMES, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Clackamas County Is one of the
most lniKirtant In the commonwealth
Oregon. In a general sense it Is the
pivot around which the history of
Oregon swings. More oveiita have
tratiHpired within Its borders, having
a vital relation to the public welfare,
than In any other county In our state.
To set this fact before you In concise
form has been my aim in the prepar
ation of this address. To Hioho who
have long been residents of this coun
ty much Hint I will any may not be
new; but what Is presented may as
sist In awakening a desire on the part
of many who have made their homes
here during the lust twenty years to
acquire a greater knowledge of Ore
gon history, mid particularly of this
county, than they now possess.
In the outset It must he said that
no accurate history of the State of
Oregon or of Clackamas county can
he prepnred without giving a large
place to Dr. John Mclmghlin, the
founder of Oregon Clly; although.
Judging from recent events, his mem
ory Is not us highly esteemed by some
if tho citizens of thin county as I
wish It wns. However, In HiIh matter,
us in many other cases in our human
xperlence, there inuy be honest dlf-
ferenoes of opinion, and those who
differ from us should nut be harshly
Judged. The general observance of
hat rule wns one of the most notable
elements In the churaotor of I). Me-
louglilln, and demonstrated conclu
sively Hint be wns essentially a great
ninn. Roman Catholic as he was In
his church relation, yet when a case
if necessity camo to Ills knowledge
he never slopped to inquire whether
he one In need agreed with his re
ligious views or not, but rendered
nt once such aid as. In his Judgment,
he circumstances of the rnso demand
ed. Whllo Dr. Mclaughlin wns hot-
tempered, ImpulHlvo and altogether
human, ho had ns kind a heart ns ever
beat In the breast of a human being,
ml gave substantial aid In numer
ous cases when It wns against his
personal Interest to do so. Ho took
ho Oregon City Claim In 1829, and
soon after caused a cabin to be built.
ml according to a statement made
to mo by Mr. Illinm Straight, a pla
ster of 184.1, mnny years ago, the site
of that cabin was In the edge of the
Imher near what Is now the lower
end of the woolen mill, and made
other Improvements a little later.
Tlmo will not permit reference to
Dr. Mcloughlln further than to say
that ho caused the first wheat to be
sown In Oregon In 1825 one bushel
which wns brought overland from Can-
la that year; other grains were In
troduced tho next year, nlso sheep
ml swine. Ho built tho first saw mill
and grist mill In 1827-28 six miles east
f Vancouver. At his solicitation Mr.
John Hall taught tho first school west
f the Hocky mountains nt Vancouver
In 18!!2. Ho aided and befriended all
ho early American farmers, mission
aries and home builders, beginning In
1828, thus rendering measurless sev-l
Ice to tho early settlements of the
Oregon Country." He died at Ore
gon City September 3, 18f7.
In order to place before you the
opinion of a gontlemen who was here
THIRD REGIMENT IN
CAMP AT CLACKAMAS.
Company (J, Third Ki-xlmont,
Ori'KUti Nullonul Guard, went
Into en in p Monday morning nt
the Cluekumna Htutlou rungn
mid will remulii in camp a
week. With Captain K. A.
loomla and Heeotid Lieutenant
Onirics lllily the boya walked,
In heavy marching order, from
l he armory to Ciuckmnuii Kta
Hon. They made a fine appear
mice uniformed in kulikl. The
third regiment of Infantry, O.
N. (!., and tho regulars from
Vancouver Ilnrracke, will bo
encamped at Cluckamaa.
HORSE DRIVEN FAST
TO SAVE MAN'S LIFE
CUMMIN'S MILL AND NEARLY
BLEEDS TO DEATH.
Claud Anderuon, an employe of the
Cummins saw mill near darken, nearly
bled to death Wednesday afternoon
before medical aid eoulil reach him.
Anderson received i bad cut from a
saw, severing one of tho lurge veins
In IiIh wrist and cutting the tendons.
A tuurnliiiet waa hastily Improvised
and Anderson waa bundled Into a
buggy and driven to Oregon City, a
i distance of 12 mllea. In t.ri minutes
j ( wna just about all In whea he ar-
river here and fainted from loss of
blood. Ills injury was dressed by Dr.
B. A. Rummer and his recovery will
be a matter of only a short time. The
horse Hint wna driven In from Clarkes
In record time waa a spectarle when
he reached Oregon City. The per
spiration was pouring from III in like
ruin, but he wsh cooled off gruudally
and Ih seemingly none tho worse for
Ills life paving experience.
Butch Visits Hla Old Home.
In a postal received this morn
ing from Frank liusch, the well known
furniture dealer, who la vlsltlnu hla
lolil home In normally. Mr. Husch savs
Teplltn Is little changed from the time
i lie left It. 35 venr beo. Tenllti la a
i wonderful resort for nervous nooiile
being equal to Carlsbad. .Mr. Huach
left Teplllz on June 26 for Vienna.
'' -is V .
GEORGE H. HIMES. Secretary of the
Oregon Pioneer Association, who eu
logized the pioneers of Clackamas
County in an address at Mount
seventy four years ago, touching the
future possibilities of this region when
It was a veritable wlldreness, adound
Ing .In wild animals and Indians, I
will briefly allude to the visit of Dr.
On Nov. 24. 1835. Rev. Samuel Par
ker, a missionary of the American
Hoard, the foreign missionary society
of the Congregational churches of the
I'nited Slates, organized at Hunt on
In 1810, while on his way up the Wil
lamette valley, stopped a little while
nt Willamette fulls, and In his "Jour
nal of an Exploring Trip to Oregon,"
published In 1838, he says:
"There cannot bo a better place
for a factory village than on the east
side of the river, a dry, wide-spread
level extends some distance, and the
shores from natural wharves for ship
ping. The whole country around, par
ticularly the cast side. Is pleasant
and fertllo. And can the period be
far distant, when there will be a busy
population T . I sould hardly persuade
myself that this river had, for many
thousand yeors, poured its waters con
stantly down these falls without hav
ing facilitated the labor of man. Ab
sorbed In these contemplations, I took
rut my watch to see If it was not the
hour for the ringing of the bells. It
was two o'clock and all was still, ex
cept the roaring of the fulling water.
I called to remembrance, that in the
year 1809 I stood hy the falls of Gen
esee river, and all was still except
the roar of tho cataract. But It Is
not so now; for the city of Rochester,
N. Y. stands whore I then stood."
In 1845 Sir George Simpson was the
AGRICULTURE WILL REIGN
SEPTEMBER 8 AT THE
A. Y. P. FAIR.
PARADES, MUSIC, SPORTS
Seven Hundred Young Girls From AI
Parts of the Country Will
Take Part in the Bells
SEATTLE, July 15. Parade., pic
nics, music, fireworks and sporting
events will mark the celebration of
Farmers' Day at the Alaska-Yukon-l'a
clllc Exposition September 8.
G. D. Wilson, of Poug, 111., haa been
appointed director general of the day
and Is preparing an elaborate pro
gram in which all farmers of the
Northwest will be Interested. At both
the St. Louis and Jamestowu exposl
Hons all arrangements for the day
set aside for the farmers were made
by Director General Wilson.
The morning parado at the Exposl
Hon on Farmers' Day will be par
ticipated In by agriculturists from
Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Brit
ish Columbia. Then will come the ad
dress of welcome by President Chll
berg. Shortly after 12 o'clock the
furmera will assemble on the grounds
near the shores of Lake Washington
for a basket picnic.
During the afternoon It Is proposed
to have an unusual feature known as
the Hells of Christendom In which
7(0 young girls from various parts of
the Cnlted States will take part. Wire
connections will be made with bells
in Seattle and about the cities of
Paget Sound and at a given signal the
young girls will press electric buttons
ringing hundreds of bells.
The rainbow banquet In the even
ing will be an Jnternational affair for
invitations are to be sent to foreign
countries to have representatives pres
ent on i-armers Day.
Farmers from all over the North
west will come to Seattle In great
numbers for the celebration of Farm
ers' Day and September 8 will no
doubt be a banner day In the history
or tne pacific World's Fair.
Governor of the Hudson's Bay Co,
and had been for a number of years
previous. On May 30th that year,
having ascertained that the British
(jovernment was alftmt to send two
engineer officers to the Pacific Coast
with a view of looking Into various
matters in Oregon, he wrote these
officers a letter requesting them par
ticularly to visit the "Willamette Set
tlement" and report any positions thev
mlbht find that were well adapted for
converting Into places of defence. In
reply to Simpson's letter M. Mava-
sour, Lieut. Itoyal Engineers, refer
ring particularly to Oregon City and
Its surroundings, says:
"Oregon City is situated, on the
right bank of the Willamette river
about 21 miles above its Junction with
the Columbia, and Immediately below
the falls, which aro about 35 feet In
height. It contains about 300 Inhab
itants, 2 churches of wood. 2 grist
mills, and about 80 houses, with one
exception, built of wood. There are
two ferries across the river communi
cating with the Tualaty plains. The
country In the Immediate vicinity Is
very high and rocky, forming two
scarps, one Immediately behind the
town and tho other about 500 yards
from the river. These scarps are very
high, the first being loo feet, and the
second of still greater elevation; the
ground fulls away towards Clackamas
river, below the junction of which
the Willamette river, there is a small
rapid which Is difficult to ascend dur
ing high water. The round on the
left bank of the river immediately op
posite Oregon City is very much brok
en, steep and rocky, and both the
banks are covered with a thick for
"At Oregon City I would recom
mend 3 block houses, one at the upper
end of the town, near the falls, one
near the lower end, overlooking the
road to Champoolck, and the upper
settlements, to be placed on the first
scarp, and a third on the higher scarp
behind, to prevent its being Occu
pied, and a command obtained over
the ground below. The mills of Dr.
McLoughlin might be loopholed and
made defensible, being built of square
"I have recommended block houses
for the defense of those points of the
country at which I think defensive
works are required; as the country
is nearly all covered with dense forest
at these points, they are easy of con
struction and the materials are on
Now a few words about some of the
"first things" of great Importance to
the early days of Oregon, which began
in Clackamas county, and most of
them in Oregon City:
This was the first capital of the
Oregon Country. It Is true that the
preliminary meetings leading up to
organization of government were held
at Champoeg; but after the func
tions of government were administer
ed here from June, 1843 to June, 1845,
by an executive committee of three,
and then by a governor (Abernethy)
until March 2, 1849, when Gen. Joseph
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''j VACATION TIME!
Now - the time approaches
when most of us who don't
', need it will take a vacation.
tj The strong healthy husband
V will go fishing, while his tlred-
out wife will continue to man
h Ipulate tho gaaollne atove.
The young and handsome
wife will hike for the seashore
to rest her tired nerves In a
t- becoming bathing ault.
Tho.ie who live In palaces will
j aeek the simplicity of the log
'j cabin. Dwellers In flats, for a
few short days will luxurate on
.- the verandas of palatial sum-
There will be summer wld-
owera and summer widows.
'v There will be nice, little par-
ties, with and without chaper-
i 8oclety women will wish they '
'j had the freedom and Independ-
ence of stenographers, and
'v stenographers will look with
e envy upon the daughters of
Well, brothers and sisters, I
''j hope you will lay up memories
you can chuckle over all to
yourselves In your old age.
i- Original thought out by
' Teamster and Editor.
REV. JOHN M. LINDEN
BAPTIST MINISTER LEAVES JULY
26 TO JOIN REV. "BILLY"
The resignation of Rev. John M.
Linden, for the last two years pastor
of the First Baptist Church of this
city, was Thursday night presented
by the members of the church and
accepted. The anticipation of what
was due to come there was a goodly
number of the church people present
at the business meeting following the
regular weekly prayer meeting. The
pupllt committee, consisting of the
members of the executive board of
the church, embracing about 20 peo
ple, was directed to canvass the field
for Mr. Linden's sucessor.
Mr. Linden, who came here from
Chicago, has been very successful in
his work. He is a preacher of the pro
gressive type, frank, outspoken and
a fighter from the word go. He will
preach his farewell sermon Sunday,
July 25 and on the following day will
leave for Chicago, which will hereafter
be his headquarters. He has been
engaged to assist Rev. "Billy" Sun
day, the famous evangelist, and will
begin his work at Boulder, Colo.,
about August 20. His resignation fol
Oregon City, Or., July 8, 1909.
To the members of the First Baptist
Church of Oregon City, Oregon.
After prayerful consideration I have
decided feeling, led of God, to accept
a position in the evangelistic field of
fered me by Evangelist W. A. Sunday,
and so, I herewith present my resigna
tion as pastor of this church in which
God has go signally blessed my life
during the last two years, said resig
nation to take effect at the end of the
pteent month. .
I am not unmindful of the favors
and sacrifices of this people and I
also appreciate the possibility of more
abundant labors in this field, but
cannot silence the voice within, which
bids me to accept a place in the evan
I ask that you accept this resigna
tion this evening, because I have al
ready made every arrangement to
take up the work in my new field of
Yours In the Master's work,
JOHN M. LINDEN.
PERCY KIDDER IS DROWNED.
Water Grave Envelopes Boy who For
merly Lived Here.
Word has been received here of the
drowning of Percy, the 12-year-old)
son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Kidder, at
Madras, and who formerly lived in
this city. Mr. Kidder in company
with his son were in a flat bottom
boat, and while passing over the rap
ids in Crooked River below the Cove
orchard, the boat was capsized.. Mr.
Kidder and son were thrown Into the
raging torrent, and the former being
carried a nialf mile down stream, land
ing on a rock, bruised and exhausted
from his terrible experience.
Mr. Kidder and son had gone on a
fishing trip, and while the former had
gone up stream to fish, leaving his son
near the boat to fish. The latter, it
is supposed had tired of fishing, and
amused himself by sitting in the bout
and swinging with the current. Mr.
Kidder heard the screams of his son,
and upon looking saw the boat had
broken loose, and was carrying the
boat towards the rapids. Mr. Kidder
ran to the boy's rescue and climbed
into the boat The boat was carried
into the rapids. The boy lost his hold
and that was the last seen of him. The
father was rescued by two women,
who were camping near by. When
Mr. Kidder reached the bank he be
came unconscious, it being necessary
for tho rescuers to apply restoratives.
search has been made to recover
the body of the lad, but without suc
Delegate to Editorial Association.
Edward E. Brodle, editor of the
Oregon City Enterprise, haB been ap
pointed by President George Putnam,
as a delegate from the Oregon Editor
ial Association to the National Editor
ial Association, which meets on the
week of July 19th at Seattle. The
National Association has arranged a
special excursion to Alaska, leaving
Seattle July 24, returning in 20 days.
The proposed excursion to Seattle of
the Oregon publishers has been aban
YOUNG LADIES BEGINNING TO
APPRECIATE VALUE OF
'TWILL BE EASY TO WIN
Nominate Your Sister, Sweetheart,
Wife or Daughter Each Yearly
Several of the young ladies of the
county are beginning to appreciate the
full worth of the prizes offered by the
Enterprise for spare time work. No
one bas first place secure, but in a
week or two the competition prom
ises to be very keen, Indeed. It Is
not too late to enter now, but the
handicap will be greater each day.
The young lady who won first place
last year, however, was the last to
enter. This Is practically the first
week that anything like real work has
been done and Miss Josle Curran,
who leads the procession has turned
in only 18,5M votes. But Miss Josle
is a very busy young lady and has
done remarkably well.
Bunnle Ownbey has tad little op
portunity to hustle on account of sick
ness. Nevertheless, through her own
efforts and help of friends she Is in
second place with over 14,000 credits.
The best work of the week waa
by Miss Mary Dale of Estacada, who
started in to get votes last Monday
and secured enough to land in third
place 9,525 credits being turned In
Miss Hattie Hutchinson, who repre
sents Canby In the contest, hasn't be
gun to hustle yet, but now bas more
spare time, and will without doubt
be a strong factor in the race, for
she has a host of friends who will as
sist her In every way. She already
has over 8000 votes and more than
Miss Myrtle Mullan has been nom
inated by her friends In and around
Milwaukie. Milwaukle won out last
year and if Miss Mullan takes the
same lively Interest that Miss Caffall
did the answer is easy.
Miss Laura E. Baker, of Willamette,
has received some votes. Miss Baker
Is out of town at present and some of
her many friends who would like to
see her win one of the prizes and who
will work for her, have cast their
votes for her. If, when she returns
to the city, she decides to take up the
work she stands a fine chance of be
ing a winner.
Mrs. Geneva Hockett has received
some votes, but we have no report
from her as yet of any except the
credits turned into the office.
The capital prize a $200 lot In un
questionably one of the most sightly
and desirable residence districts of
Oregon City, is well worth much more
exertion than Is asked. This offer it
self should be sufficient stimulation to
enlist the most earnest work of any
of the fair sex of the county.
But additional to this magnificent
offer the Enterprise will send four
young ladles to the seashore for an
outing and pay all the expenses of
the trip. Elegant quarters have been
engaged at the Magnificent Breakers
Hotel at Long Beach, and every com
fort will be provided for the favored .
Further, a scholarship in the
Behnke-Walkcr Business College will
be awarded to some one. The Behnke
Walker College offers as good a busi
ness course as any in the country and
this offer will certainly appeal to
many. Of course, only one can win.
But you can't win unless you stbart. It
Is early yet, so send In the name of
some fair friend. Each nominating
coupon counts twenty-five credits and
each yearly subscriber, wnether new,
renewal or extended, counts 1000.
Two additional premiums will be
given; namely, a $50 credit on a lot
in South Oregon City and a credit
of $25 on a lot In the same locality.
We know of no other county paper
that ever attempted to give away so
expensive and so nun.utuus premiums
for subscribers, but tlm Enterprise
is bound to stay lu the lead in Clucl;a
mas County and suci boui.leous of
fers as we are now making will most
assuredly help us to maintain our
To make the work easy for the
contestants we have Arranged to make
a clubbing proposition unexcelled by
any paper. Together with the En
terprise at $1.50 per year ve will give
the Pacific Northwest for three years.
The Pacific Northwest haa the largest
circulation- of any papar devoted to
country life In the northwest. Be
sides, for good measure, we will g've
a pair of tension shears valued at $1,
all this for the price of the Enterprise
Remember, there are eight prizes
to be given away maybe more. Nom
inate your sister, sweetheart, or wife.
There Is no unpleasant work attach
ed to the work, and It is still early
enough to start. Each yearly sub
scription, whether renewals or ex
tended, counts 1000 votes.
TEASLES LOOKING BRIGHT.
Picking Will Commence About August
1 In Gregory Yards.
Teasle picking will commence eraly
in August at the yards of George H.
Gregory at Molalla and S. E. Gregory
at Cams. The former, who Is here
with his wife, attending the Chautau
qua session, said yesterday that the
teasle crop is looking good and that
the recent rains have been a boon.
The crop at Molalla will go beyond
expectations and about 40 pickers will
be required. The Gregory yard at
Carus will need the same number.
The teasles of the Gregory brothers
have been shipped to many parts of
the United States.