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FORTY FOURTH YEAR NO. 3.
ORJWON CITY, OIM'XJOX, KIM DAY, JANITAKY 21, 1910.
SINGLE PORKER WEIQHINQ 680
POUNDS SELLS FOR
EGGS MORE PLENTIFUL
Potato BUM In Uround Arc Of Utile
Value Continued Bad Weather
Forbid the Movement
IjlMt week We Irpolli'd till' nltt ef
ii car lul of clinlco Imga nl II. liu per
cwt uinl ut Hull Hum predicted llmi
this figure would Im HiinuiHii'il In I
near future. Thla week w Uhi run
Urination uf thin priillelloii iin mil)
Hhlpiii'r received !i 20 per cw, for
Ilia lot while Kevcrn! sulci were re
ported nt belter tliim I'joo. An e
it in l- uf dm big money t.i'' growni
nf thin i Iuhh uf slock ur miw ii'iuiini;
wiik given nl I'tnlland thin week win n
n bIiikI" ling weighing iuiiiI
liroiiKhl fill '.'o ciihIi, or i iiuiikii to
purchiiHn a llml cIiih mllt-li row or
I'Vrii a fair roll fur (tit fur in, nt lln
prcvnllliig hli:li prices. Tl'" Iiok junl
liii'iilloin'il wiih iiiIhi'iI by II
kill, uf CiilfllX. Wllnlllllgtnll,
li'lli'il (III wlirlll.
, mill Iiil
lli. 1 H
tiri'N'iilnllv mill' fur
wi'rk urn iilioiit an folloWH
highly oim Bluer, '.'I (1WH,
1125; 2 rulvi'M, 15 50; I riilf, ItllKl;
nhi'i'P. I.'i ii IiiiiiIk, 1 1: 7:1
h"KH. 7!l ting, '.l 20, HJ Img.
I'.i 00; KS Ihk, f'.l 0.
Egj Receipt are on Increaee.
In xpll" of th Inclement wcniher
(lie hen are now beginning (11 rtlr
tlieitiai'lve nnit morn llhoral m Iptit
of g I, fnnli country mi are re-
ported for thin week thnu for uny like
period iIiIh winter. Willi r (Inn inn r
ket mill n ili'tnniiil thnt nliMirli nil of
ferlfiK of good stock there will prob
ably bo 110 decline for a long Hum it
Until tin' II 111' weather nglll'l ptcvnllH.
Poultry U ulno more plentiful now
than for muni' time, with n mi firm
market, although tnont of the offer
liiKN nro HtiiiH'wIint off rolor on tn
grade nml romlllloii.
Froit and Rain Spoil Spud In Ground.
Thnr l now 110 hope of Hniing
of any nf (tin potatoes thnt mnv hnp
mii to Im In thn Kioitiiit at thin lute
tiny of the season, l'rt'vallluii bad
weather; front nml rnln together.
have been Iimi nitirh for llm tuber,
nml ttitiBn who tin vt Imwii unnlil to
Ki't thflr orotii hurvi'nlPil ulrcmly nrf
milling Hii'tn ti Ik' iiriiclli'it'ly Iniul
OREGON CITY MARKETS.
Grain, Flour, Feed, Etc.
Whiiti'xnlii hiiylUK prli-cit.
Ort'Kon t'lly CoinmlMiilon Co.
(irnlll Wht'nt. l. HO Im: tuit 29 (t
:!(inu or Ion; Imrlry IJ700 piT ton;
vt'trh i''il, ic Hi; cIovit Ufttl, piiint'
ri'tl. I dp; nlnlkn, fnnry, i:p.
1 Iny lit'ttl pIovit lift pt'r ton; rlifiu
l.r.: timothy 117; Rrnln tiny H; nl
fulfil. Hi'lllliK ut 122 per ton.
1 Hlruw fnnry hrlKhl. 5.00.
Snrka tmrlnp, iipw 7r; rppoikIk,
Twlno liml, Wo dkotn.
Siiut'r Kraut-$15 hnrrt'l.
Mill foftl Itrun lUDflfl -r ton;
Bliiirlx. pounlry, :i,ri00; rliy, :tl.oo;
mlilillliiKH, IN. 00; rollt'tl Imrlry
111 iin, flini IJL'u": ill fa I (ii 111 11 1 :T;
rnifkfil porn I'lHTiO.
Ornnn himmI Timothy Gllla To. Kt'li
tucky lilut'urniiii 20p; orrhnnl 170'18o;
ri'tl pIiivit l.Hi l.'ic; nlnlkn, 15p; Kiik
llh Hyo KrnitB I op.
Flmir lit'Ht vnlloy, t;.(i0 hhl; luinl
whi'iil, !7.2fi hhl; ht'Ht Kriihiim; 17.00.
VegrUble and Fruit.
Kri'Hh KrultH lluyliiK.
Apploa fnnry rlpo, 7riryl,00 por
hox; oriilin. 4c lb.
I'cnrH Wlntor, Sfirif riOo hox.
I'runt'H Itnllnn: llrnt tlrlt'tl r0 to
(10 foil n(, ut lie pt'r 111111111I; l't'tltii,
fnnry, I tic.
I'll in k I H TiOr fit tlOc cwt,
Hnrk vt'Kfliihlt'H, currotH, turiilpit,
I'oliitot'H. ht'Ht fnnry (lOiff firc per rwt
nrtlliinry (c; Hct-tl ISe hu; ICarly ltoso
fi". to 70c. (iiinictB 9i)o.
Qiiotntlon fiirnlNht'tl hy iJiritt'U & Co
BiiKiir pt'r Buck, brut berry, (J.25,
OnloiiB 11.25 to 11.25 per cwt.
IleiuiH lltllti white He; hrown Cc.
Suit bRHt'tnhln. $1.00 fi $1.50 cwt.
l'lcklt'B Bour, 10c lt; illlla, 10c qt;
HweetH, 10c pint; Kreen chill pfppera,
Illcp fnnry, 8VjC lh; ortllnnry tic.
Sweet potlltoeH 4c lh.
IrlHh potiitoeB $l(?i'$l.25 per cwt.
CheeHt' 25(' lh; rrenm lirlck, 25c.
Cured nientH bent country bacon
INc; I'iiHtern UrcakfiiHt, 25(1.
IIiuiih country, 17c; pnclilns Iioubp
20c; fancy Imcon 25c.
CrnnherrleB 15c Ih.
(Irnpt'H Ciillfornltt, 7ffl0c.
Celery 5cfu 10c per bunch.
Cauliflower per bend 10cl!)C.
Hnuer krnut 100 qunrt,
lettuce 5c bunch.
Honey comb 15c lb.
OrftiiKt'H 25 to HOc tloz.
I'iiiiuiH 20c (lor..
HuniiniiH ,10c dor..
Cocnnuts 10c each.
drape fruit 10o or 6 for 40c.
l'lTHlmmonH 30c. doz.
ApploH faiipy, 75c2$1.60 por box.
crabH, 4o lb
FIkb 10c lb.
Onions Kroen, Gc bunch; pickling,
Hinull 2c lb.
Garlic ir.o lb.
CnbbnKO 1o lb.
BquaHli Hubbard 2o lb.
(Continued on Pago E.)
GAVE UP HIS JOB.
But Speak Very Highly of Mlllmen
With Whom He Worked,
.In men WIIIiIiihoii linn fenlKiioil IiIh
IhihIIIoii ill the U'lllllllinllti l'llpi'r
MHIh, mill Buy now iliut that bo linn
I'lioiiKh money In keep him the hill-
itiire of hi tlitya without workliiK. Mr
WIIIiIiihoii, who haa lifoii coiiuerteil
with the paper iiiIIIb for Nevernl yearB,
Bpeakn very blithly of tin' compuuy,
nml Biiyn that It In thn beHt cotnpnuy
Hint he Im" ever worked for. Iin iiIho
Hiiyt Hint the compimy kIvi'n the meii
nil the noiip they want, ami Hint It Ih
K'ioiI too, hut Htntt'H that he had til
Black up "li It an he wan kcIIIiik too
fat. It la puHtmiinry for thin coiupuny
to nerve their einployen with hot
n nip, which Ih K'ciilly npprecliiteil hy
Hie llrt'il lui'ii, I'Hpt'clally tlurliiK the
cohl weather. Ill NH-aklliK "f IiIh
treatment rcclved while mi employo
of tint company, he eitpeclally men
HoiiB Mr Ketltllck and Mr. lluiiitiniin.
two nf ih foreiut'ii, whom lie worked
(Hitler for Beveriil yenra.
OREGON GITY GETS
STATE GRANGE MEET
COMMERCIAL CLUB TAKES 8TEP
FOR ENTERTAINMENT OF
Nntlci'H of appointment to nerve 011
ft romuillli'i' for III" iiiiriMinn of meet-
liK and niiiferrlUK Willi the Hlitlt'
CriuiK" roiniiiltiee on eniertnlnuient
were IkhiumI Ttieatlny to thn fnllowliiK
lllt'lliherH of Hie Ort'Kotl City CiBjiiner.
rial Cluli. T. J. (iury, chulrinan; C.
rlchueht'l. J T. ApiierHiiu, (ieorKe Iji
I'lle ami William litard.
Ah the HlalK CrilliKe UieetH here
Home time UiIk Kprlnit anil Ih-Iiik
nwaie nf tint fact t iutt lliere la iihu
ally lack of ni'commoiladoua In lowim
of thlH alee for n crowd nf the proMir-
IIoiib hk will vIhK I IiIh illy, the Com
mercial Club Ih makliiK prepurntlona
to net In cooperation with the tuer-
t-liaiiiH and other luten-HtB nf (he town
to provide them with unliable ijnur
tern diirltiK (heir atny with in. mid
will iikhIhI 111 til -r In 1 1 In i-utertalultiK
the vlnltnrH. McMlnnvllle wiih taxed
o llic ulnitiHt to provide quarter InM
yenr lit wiih l-.UKi'lie the preretlliiK
ciihiii) when the (JrniiKerH im-t ut that
place. The Commercial CIiiIih of the
two lowim iih an Important fncdtr
In riuiiiK for the rruwtlh.
State Railway Commltilon Hear Evi
dence In New Era Cae.
The OreKon Stain nallwny Conitnla-
klon, Wetlm-Hilny employed the great.
er portion of the day In takliiK evl
tleiipe In the pane of the New Kra
penple, who recently throiIKh their
nltorney, former Stute Senator,
tieiTKe C. Ilrnwnell, tiled a poinplulut
nttaltiHt the Soil! hern I'nclllc Com
plin. v n which they link thnt thn
Company reeoKUlr.e New Km an
town of Hiitnclcnt lniHir(aiiri tn innln
tain ut that place a depot with a tick
et and frelKht iiKt'tit.
AH 1 nu ( timmlHHlon wiib Khort one
man, tin declHlmi wan rendered, but
there hcciuh to he llltle doubt thnt
rhaiiK" will take place hooii up New
Krn way tn thin reaper!.
Real Eitate Dealer Sue for Commi.
Ion on Sale.
C. J. CiiIIIhiiii Iti'iil l''n(ate Company,
of Purl Intnl. him llli'il a ault In tin1
circuit point of ClarkamiiH County
thrniiKh Ha ndorney, (). 11. Khy.
nKiilnat S. O. Hoover, to forre the
payment of $:li'tl, which the plaintiff
t-In 1 111 n 10 be atlll tin" iih a pommlHHloii
on aale nf property to the nniount of
175(10. AcrnrtlltiK to the IIKreemellt
the renl entnto roiupany tleclarea
Hoover wan to pay n cnxh ponimlHHion
of five per cent of the whole amount
which Hum haa up to the preaent time
not been turned over.
GETS PATENT FOR BAG HOLDER.
Second Appliance Recently Put on
Frederick C. Vomlerahe, nf Oregon
City, wan liml week awarded n patent
for 1111 Improved hnu holder on which
ho haa been workliiK for thn hint
eighteen montha. The object of the
article la tn facllltattt the IIIIIiil- nf
loose aat-ka when uaed In rcHitrklni;
crulna or vegetablca. Thla Is thn
aepnnd appllanre palented lately bv
Clnckfiniaa County men. Hartlv Dim-
Ick ohtalnliiK a patent the other day
for an onion topper and grader which
niachlne, If porfortnliiK all thnt the
Inventor claims for It, will revolution
ize the onion Intluatry hy ureal ly
chenpenlni! the product beside plac
1 11 K It n III" liinrket In a better poll
(ill lull than has been heretofore pns
slhle. PRISONERS ARE RELEASED
Who Asiaulted Night Officer
Were Model Prisoner.
.lames Casaeday and James McKay,
wlit were nrreated In this city for
iiHaaiilt and battery on Mchl officer
Cooke, were released from the county
Jnll Monthly niornltiK, nfter serving
25 tlays nt the county'B expeiiHt.
Wbll" in Jnll (ho men were model
prisoners. After their release they
Immediately left the city. At present
I hero are many IioIioh coming to the
city. Many of the people resid
ing along the track nml on the
hills nbnvo the truck are bothered
with men nsldng for something to
eat, very few of them offering to work
for their menl.
Tho following were granted niarrl
ngo licenses by County Clerk Orcon
man; Edith n. lionflgt nml August
H. Schwartz., Ilerthn Konschnk and
Fritz. Stagamtm, Suslo A. Glibblo and
William J. KdwartlH, 1'earl Frances
Hoiitrlglit and Warren C. Carlisle..
Miss Ida May Wilson and Isaac
Williams were, married Tuesday at
tho courthouse, by County Judge Grant
HORTICULTURISTS ELECT OFFI
CERS AT THEIR ANNUAL
SPEECHES ARE MADE
Much Enthuiliim I Manifeited At
Meeting of Farmer Held at
Court Houae Lent
The Cliickiimaa County Korllcul-
dual Koclely met at Ho court IiiIhi'iI
Saturday nfti rniHin. The coniity court
room wuh lllli-il to overfltiwliig wiih
eiithuiduailc larmerH of inn county.
This lielng the unnuiil iin'i'llni; nf (lie
organization the election' of iilllcerB
ttMik plate. A. J. IywlH, of Mii)le
Utile. llH elected president; V.itHliall
Iji.elltt, nf Oregon City, aecreinry. A
iMinrd of control rompoHt-d of (it-orge
Delink, of Wlllniiieite, anil riwire l.i
relle, of thla city, was 11M0 choaen.
The meeting was presided over ly
the outgoing president, II. P Con, of
Ciiiihy. There was llvu Intereti iiinnl-fi-ali'd
by everyone preaent.
It was clearly nhown that the Coun
ty nf Clitt kiiiiiiia can lie mail" tn pro
duce iih gooil apples aa pan be ralaett
in nny plum In the world. It was
claimed at (IiIh meeting that the ap
plea produced In Clackamas County
are of better flavor and of thinner
11 It 1 11 (ban the far filmed Hooil lilver
apple, but It was conceded thnt they
do not keep bo long.
Iteporln were given from various
aectliius of the rounty, showing that
much Is being done. Places where
the fnrim-m nre Inking an Interest In
the apple Intluatry. are Hnrfleld, .Vo
lutin, Canhy. Cotton. Harlow.
Israel I'lilnitm. formerly a promi
nent fruitgrower nf this county, hut
now a resident of Tlllammik, was
preaent at the meeting and gave an
Interesting talk on thn propagation of
different varieties of apples, nylng
among other thing thnt his grand
father, a son of iBrnel I'utniitn. of
Ite voltitlonnry fame, wns the originat
or nf thn celebrated Home Ileauty
apple. He also mentioned thn fart
tlyii while on visit to Ohio ho saw
nn apple tree several feet In diameter
on the Denny pluc. near hi old home.
OlsciiBHlnn followed tho talk given
by .Mr. l'ulniim. which were Instruc
tive and interest lug. Many w ho wish
ed to participate were unable ttr do
so nn account of shortness of the
It is probable thnt an Apple draw
ers' Association will be formed In
tnu near future, as there arc now a
great ninny people Intending to make
apple culture n business In this county-
The apples that were on exhibit nt
the last county fair attracted tho at
tendon of thousands nf visitors, anil
nt the close the apple were purchns-
ANNUAL REPORT OF PRESIDENT RYAN
Head of Commercial Club Tells What Has Been Accomplished During
First Year of Organization.
To the .Members of the Commercial
Club, of Oregon City, Oregon:
In presenting this, the first annual
report of this Club 1 will not attempt
tn place before you particulars re
garding many matters that have been
presented to, considered by and acted
upon by the Hoard of Governors (lur
ing the last year, for much of It per
tained to questions mid matters that
necessnrlly ncompany new projects,
and while they would prove nf little
Interest to you, were entitled to iftltl
did receive consideration by those
whom you, one year ngo placed in
charge, of affairs In connection with
this club. 1 shall, however, pull your
attention, briefly us possible, to a few
mutters that have been brought about
as t ho result of concerted, Intelligent
efforts, and which prove beyond ques
tion, the value and importance of hav
ing such public bodies and assocla
tluus as this organlz.ed and working
In every community; before proceed
ing to tho details nf these matters, t
I want to congratulate you upiii
the successful result of your work,
in this the first year of our Club exist
ence, and assure you thai but few or
ganizations have been launched In
any pity, and none In nny pity of the
State of Oregon, which nt the rlose
of Its first year of existence pan
show more work performed, better re
sults attained, and n sounder tinnnelnl 1
standing, than the Conitnorelul Club i
of Oregon City; true, we have not had
the support of ninny of our citizens,
whom we expected to have bud with
us, ami whom wo believe should be
willing to nld in our efforts, but
enough bave come forward, and work
ing loyally for tho Interests of nil,
have given us such an organization,
that even those who knocked and
knocked, and who continue to knock,
hnve to admit thnt In time of need
of active co-operation for the attain
ment or accomplishment of something
for the good of tho entire community,
that It Ir a most satisfactory body to
work with, recognized as a represen
tative Institution, and respected as
such by all, with whom wo hnve had
business, political or social relations.
With Bplentlld quarters, a member
ship of 135, more than $2000.00 worth
of elegant, useful furniture and para
phernalia nil paid for; $518 tn our
club treasury and $1192.00 in our pub
licity fund Is certainly a fluttering ex-
hlblt for tho close of the first yenr of
our existence, and It. nugtirs well for
tho future, for in the light of this sat
isfactory showing. It must appeal to
REV. CLARENCE E. OAKLEY,
Retign Poiitlon Ptor.
Key. E. Clarence Oakley, who has
been pastor of tho First Congregation
al church In this city for about four
years, has resigned his position, and
It is probable that he will go to Call
fornlii, hut h has not fully deter
About 't wo month afo Itev. Oakley
asked for nn liicrensf of salary of
f.'Stsi. and the church at Kb annual
r.di i-.ill. last week voted to Increase
the salary $100 only. 1r. Oakley has
decided not to accept ;l his. and Wed
nesday tendered his resignation to
lb board of trustees u take effect at
once. During hi residence, in this
pity, and while In charwo of the Con
gregational rhurch. Hev. Oakley has
taken an active Interefi! In the build
ing up of his church, and many mem
hers have lietli addtkl to the foil
during his time. Mr.: Oakley Is the
author of "Dyke' Corners," which
was Issued last year.
ed ii( a good price by a Hood Ulver
man, who later purchased property
In Clackamas County, where he will
eiiKiige in the apple Industry. The
apple trees of this county are not as
well cured for as at Hood Klver. but
the fruit Inspector of the county, A.
J. I'Wls, since being apiKilnted to
that otllce has done efficient work,
and is keeping In close touch with the
fruit trees so that they may rid
of the fruit pestB If any. .The apples
nf ;. II. Wuldrou. Clackamas Heights;
A. J. Iwls. C. V. Swallow, William
Heard, of Maple Lane, and R. S. Coe,
of Canhy, which were among those
exhibited at the county fair, were fine
sample from tree that had been
sprayed and properly cared for.
The member of the Clackamas
County Horticultural 8wle.ty were go
enthusiastic at Saturday' meeting
tliat It was decided Vbold the meet
ings Bcml-monthly hereafter, the next
nm to be held In the county court
room on Saturday afternoon, January
2!t. The meet lugs are open to all.
Phair I Releaied.
Earl Phair, after spending four days
In the Clackamas County jail on a
atntutory cliurge, was released Sat
urday afternoon and immediately af
terward was married to Miss Carrie
May IVtwson. Phnlr was nrreated at
all progressive, loyal citizens, that
(hey should not stninl selfishly aloof,
receiving the benefits of, and prolltlng
by our labor, but in common justice j
nnd manhood, come and unite with us
put their shoulders to the wheel, nnd
forgetting the hammer, boost, boost,
boost, so that one year from tonight, ,
my successor in office, can stand here,
ami proudly proclaim that this Club
has upon Its Roll of Membership, the
names of ,100, active, ambitions, loyal
citizens of Oregon City anil Clacku-!
mas County, united In the promotion '
of every work and movement, having
for Its object, the advancement of the ;
Interests of our Cltv, Countv ami j
As shown lu the accompanying re-1
port of our most efficient Treasurer,
M. T). Latourette, the receipts of the
Club proper, from Membership Fees,
Hues, Charges for Dilliird Tables nnd
Pool Tables, Hunquet. Rebate on!
Light Hills, and miscellaneous sourc
es sums up $4394.36: our disburse
ments for furniture, tables, salaries,
entertainments, fixing up rooms, rents,
etc., amount to $3870. 20, leaving a
balance on hand of $518.10.
As shown in the occompanylng re
port of S. P. Davis, Secretary of the
Publicity Department, the receipts for
publicity purposes aniountB to $3,
199.15; expenditures made by said
Department $2000.30, leaving a hnl
ance in said publicity fund of $U92.85.
During the year the Club has tend-1
ered public receptions to Supreme
i'' ) ,
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T. P. RANDALL IS CH08EN AS
PRESIDENT, BY BOARD
OPPOSE PAGET'S PLAN
Special Meeting Held Anent the Pro
posed County Division Scheme
To Be Ready.
i, i, i, 4. - - 4. 'i
HELP FOR RANDALL.
Aside from the publicity and
advisory committees, Presi
dent Randall's corpx of assist
ants for the year 1910, follows:
Executive T. P. Randall,
chairman; Henry O'Malley.
John F. Clark, Thomas F.
Ryan, John Adams, M. D. Lat
oureite. House Henry O'Malley.
chairman; J. E. Hedge, W.
Auditing John F. Clark,
chairman; J. E. Jack, W. A.
Huntley, John W. Moffelt, D.
Transportation Thomas F.
Ryan, chairman; George C.
Ilrownell, Frank Dusch, Gil
bert U. Hedges, A. Knapp.
Reception and entertainment
John Adams, chairman; E.
T. FleldB, Clyde Mount. U A.
Morris. H. S. Moody.
Membership M. D. Latour
ette, chairman: C. G. Huntley,
R. U. Holman, W. A. Shewman,
C. E. Ramsby.
Insisting that the Oregon City Com
mercial Chili should reaist all efforts
of B. U-e Paget a Portland banker
now residing at Oak Grove, W. b.
Thi-imhar editor nf the Milwaukle
News, and others residing in Northern
Clackamas County, to attach that part
nf this rniiiilv lavlne north of the
Clackamas River to Multnomah Coun
ty, Representative waiter A. DltnlcK
Saturday night Becured th passage
of a resolution directing the Board of
Governor of the Club to call a special
tr.eethifr of the Cluh members and
other Interested to take steps to block
the proposed division.
The annual meeting called out a
goodly number of clubmen in order to
straighten out the tangle In the ar
ticles of Incorporation which failed to
make clear Just what members of the
Hoard of Governors should retire.
There were three resignations made
a follows: C. D. Latourette, Franklin
T. Griffith and T. J. Gary, while the
following directors were choesn, M.
D. Ultourette, T. P. Randall, and Llnu
E. Jones. Members who hold over are
Judge T. A. McBride, our , Circuit
Judges, J. V. Campbell and '
Eagan, V. S. Senator, Jonathan
Hourne, Congressman W. C. Hawley
and to the educators of Oregon and
While we did not enjoy the honor
and pleasure of giving a reception tn
our rooms here to President Taft on
his visit to this State, a committee of
this Club tendered our respects to
that distinguished official on his pas
sage through this city, and did It so
well, that tt was couceded- by the
Presidential Party, that no city of Its
size had turned out a larger or more
enthusiastic crowd, nor whose decora
tions were In better taste than those
of Oregon City.
During the year the Club has had
five smokers, enjoyed by all, and
which in every case brought us in
closer touch and to a better under
standing with one another and also
was the means of Inducing many of
our guests to unite with the Club.
The First Annual Ball held last
month under the auspices of the Club,
was voted by all who attended, as a
splendid success, the best affair of
Its kind that Oregon City had ever
had. and one of which any city could
be proud of.
Believing that we should assist In
the promotion of associations In the
city working for the object of bringing
about better understanding between
people engaged in the same line of
business, the Board tendered the use
of the reception room for the meet
ings of the Grocery and other lines of
business and also allowed the Wo
men's Club to hold its meetings in
We have also presented cards to
tho wives, daughters and sisters of
nil members of the Club, extending
to them tho privileges and free use
of all rooms on Tuesday afternoons
of each week; this last action has met
with most satisfactory results.
In the matter of improvement of
the Willamette River between this
city nnd Portland, and the construc
tion of new Locks on the East side
of the River, we invited both of our
IT. S. Senators and both of our Con
gressmen to visit with us, and take
up the question, with the view of in
ducing the General Government to
enter upon these two much needed
projects, and in response to these in
vitations, beings visited by Senator
Bourne and Congressman Hawley, we
presented such facts and figures, as
led both of these gentlemen to assure
(Concluded on page 6.)
Frank Hunch. John Adams, K. A. Sum
mer, W. E. Carll, Henry O'Malley and
T. V. Ryan.
The Hoard of Governrn-s elected the
following officers: T. P. Randall, presi
dent, Henry O'Malley, vice president,
M. V. Latourette, secretary, and T. F.
Kyan aa treasurer. A special meeting
of the Board of Governor will be held
Tuesday night to mage arrangement
for a public meeting anent the propos
ed county division scheme, and author
ize filing of Bupplementary articles
of incorporation designating the mode
and time of electing members of the
Hoard of Governor a the present
article are subject to more than one
There Ib in the treasury of the Club
a balance of $519.10 and in the treas
ury of the Publicity Department a total
of $1 192.85.
President Ryan' annual report cov
ered all the feature of the years work
of the Club. He recommend the Im
provement of the Willamette River
between Portland and Oregon City, the
eonBtructkm of new locks on the East
side of the river at Oregon City and
the erection of a Federal building at
OREGON CITY YOUTH
USES DEADLY WEAPON
LOVELORN ALVIN WOODCOX HAS
QUARREL WITH GIRL HAD
Despondency over a love affair and
scarcity of money caused Alvin Wood
cox, an Oregon City youth, to fire a
32-callbre bullet Into hlB body in the
Arcade Hotel, 14CV4 First street, Port
land, at 7 o'clock Wednesday evening.
The bullet was deflected by a rib
and lodged beneath the skin at the
pit of his right arm. It was extracted
by surgeons at St. Vincent's Hospital
later. His condition is not regarded
Wootlcox is said to have been a
pulp-worker in an Oregon City paper
mill until recently. As a sequel to a
quarrel with his sweetheart, Woodcox
quit his employment last week. When
he failed to effect a reconciliation he
came to Portland. In the early ev
ening he entertained Wesley Green, a
friend from Oregon City, In his room.
Woodcox loaded the weapon with
which he endeavored to end his life.
As he laid It on a dresser, he centered
his remark upon the loaded revolver
"If I was In Oregon City now, some
girl would get hers."
In the conversation that followed
Woodcox Intimated that he had plan
ned revenge. A few minute after
Green had left the morose youth fired
the bullet into his own body. He then
ran down three flights of stairs to the
street where he sank unconscious to
the sidewalk. A Red Cross auto-am
bulance took him to the hospital.
BY-LAWS ARE REPORTED.
Interior of McLoughlln Home Will
Soon Be Restored.
The directors of the McLoughlln
Memorial Association Tuesday night
spent several hours in the parlors of
the Bank of Oregon City in consid
ering the report of the committee on
by-laws. After a great deal of dis
cussion the matter was referretl back
to the committee, E. G. Caufield, C.
H. Dye and Rev. A. Hillebrand. and
they will bring in a revised report
next Tuesday night at a special meet
ing. The Association is nearly ready to
complete its organization and an
nounce definite plans to restore the
interior of the historic McLoughlln
home. The Association was incorpor
ated In the office of the secretary of
state last week. The cost of a life
membership in the McLoughlln As
sociation is $10. and the annual dues
are $1. The annual meetings will be
held in June about the time of the
annual meetings of the Oregon Pio
DEATH OF MRS. FROMONG.
Willamette Resident Was Mother of
Mrs. Margaret Fromong, wife of
John Fromong, died at the family
home at Willamette, Monday morning,
after a two months' illness, aged C6
Mrs. Fromong was born at Misouta,
111.. April 2, 1843, and besides her
husband leaves nine sons, Henry.
Charles, Albert, George. Frank, Wil
liam, Andy, John and Lou, three sons
are residing in Nebraska, one In
Kansas, while the other five are res
idents of this city. The funeral ser
vices were held Tuesday morning at
8 o'clock, at St. John's Catholic
church, Rev. A. Hillebrand officiating.
The Interment was in the Mountain
View cemetery, and the remains laid
beside those of her son.
URGES STUDENTS TO WORK.
Supt. Gary Ask Students to Labor
for High School Fund Law.
County School Superintendent T.
J. Gary addressed the Oregon City
High School Assembly Wednesday
morning. He spoke of the value of
High School work to the student and
the worth time devoted to study, and
the sacrifice of parents and others lu
providing for attendance at school.
He also explained the purpose and
provision of the High School Fluid
Law, passed by the last legislature
and urged the high scnool boys and
girls of the Oregon City schools to
Interest themselves in the adoption
of this law in Clackamas County, for
tho betterment of the high schools
throughout the County and in Oregon
City. He also noted the continued,
murked progress of the Oregon City
Marriage Licenses Granted.
County Clerk Greennian Wednes
day Issued marriage licenses to the
following Clackamas County people:
Miss Irene Smith and John Helvy, of
Carus; Ursel Wasson and E. R. Gue
rln; Carrie Tenny and Jack Lound.
TO BE BUILT
PORTLAND RAILWAY, LIGHT 4
POWER CO. WILL BUILD
HEADS FOR MOLALLA
Will Probably Cross Willamette River
at or Short Diitance South
of Rock Itland Molalla
People Live In Hope.
The Portland Railway, Light t Pow
er Company last Monday commenced
construction of an electric railway
from West Oregon City to Oswego, a
distance of four miles, In order to
handle the logging business for the
Willamette Pulp & Paper Compay,
the Crown-Columbia Pulp & Paper
Campany and the Hawley Pulp
Paper Company. This report, which
has been in circulation here for some
weeks, was given confirmation Sat
urday by an official of the company.
The line will be an extension of the
Willamette Falla Railway, running
south from West Oregon City past
Willamette, and the surveys will be
started Monday by Superintendent C.
A. Miller, of the Willamette Falls
Company. It Is Intended to have the
road in operation within three months.
While the road will be built primar
ily to relieve the present situation re.
lative to the transportation of log
from the lower to the upper river. Is
is not the Intention of the company to
Ignore the possibilities of passenger
traffic and a schedule will be main
tained. This will be of immeasurable
benefit to Oregon City, as the trade of
the entire Oswego district has been
going to Portland for years.
It Is understood that the Portland
Railway, Light & Power Company has
perfected arrangements with the Sou
thern Pacific Company to use the
tracks of the latter corporation from
Oswego to Portland, but tnls arrange
ment will probably not be entered Into
until after the construction of the Wil
lamette River bridge, which will be
built in connection with the Wlllsburg
cut-off. This Information Is apparent
ly reliable and means that the com
pany will have a line down each
side of the river between Oregon City
For many years the paper mills at
Oregon City have been compelled to
bring their logs by water from the
lower river, and the only feasible time
has been during the two summer
months when the Willamette Is back
ed up. The logs, millions of feet of
them, are taken through the canal and
locks and boomed along the banks of
the upper. As the mills have grown,
however, this arrangement has not
been satisfactory. There is not room
along the upper river for such Im
mense quantities of logs and during
a freshet there Is great danger of
loosing the booms. In 1901 600,000
feet of the choicest spruce logs went
over the falls.
With the construction of an elec
tric railway, logs can be brought up
from the lower river as they are
wanted and dumped, from the cars at
whatever point desired. Something
like 60,000,000 feet of logs are brought
to the mills every year from the lower
river, and the item of lockage Is no
There is a report current that the
company will eventually build a
bridge across the Willamette at Rock
Island, three miles above Oregon City
and run an electric line Into the New
Era. Molalla and Marquam country.
If this is true, then it is certain that
some arrangements have been made
with the recently formed cement man
ufacturlng company at Oswego to
transport the great deposits of lime
rock from the Marquam to the Os
For the last two years the West
Side paper companies have abandon
ed the attempt to bring logs to the
mills by water and have been ship
ping them by the Southern Pacific
EBY AN UNCERTAIN QUANTITY.
Popular Attorney Will Not State Just
What Attitude He Will Take.
The unauthorized boom for Attorney
O. D. Eby for county judge of Clacka
mas county caused considerable com
ment Saturday in local circles. Mr.
Eby' has occasion to be at the court
house quite often and Is now hailed
as "judge" by many of his friends.
The popular attorney takes all the
chaff that Is extended to him good
naturedly. The boomof Mr. Eby
for this office came moTe as a sur
prise to that estimable gentleman than
to several other people who know
that his candidacy would be urged by
a local paper. It Is whispered that
there are politicians who verv ir.uch
desire to know whether Mr. Eby real
ly would become a candidate for coun.
ty judge or not, and they took this
means of smoking him out. If this
report is true, the plan, so far, has
met with failure, as Mr. Eby has not
indicated just what he will do when
the time comes.
SCHMIDT HITS THE TRAIL.
After Promising the Court to Put up
In the Circuit Court .Tmi ip T
Campbell recently granted an absolute
divorce to Elizabeth J. Schmidt from
ner rormer husband. Albert r
Schmidt, who was ordered bv thA
court some time ago to deposit $100
as a temporary all monv hnr rpfnspri
to do so and was Immediately haled
Derore tne tribunal of Justice for Con
tempt of Court, whereupon the then
terrified man readily promised to put
up the asked for deposit, but upon
his release made all haste to get out
of the country.