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FORTY-FIFTH YEARNo, 1,
OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 0, 1911,
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SENT TO COUNCIL
MAYOR DROWNELL STRIKES THE
HEART OP MUNICIPAL PROB
LEMS OP OREOON CITY.
FIRE ALARM SYSTEM
Bays Mathod of Straot Improvement
Should Oa Systomatlied -Warna
Pollca Officers That Lawa
Muat Ba Enforced,
Thi ini'HHiiKn nf Mnyor (ieurga C.
Ilrowuoll In ll'.n council wna rend last
Wudueaday night, It In thn nmst
noteworthy document iff Ha kind lluil
has lii'i'ii Issued for several years, Tlio
new tn u or first treats with ln rliy'n
finances, nnncliltiK the rlty record
er's report to hi tuoannKo. Tim city
him a warrant lndobtednt In tln
general rund of $27,M7.2H. In tha mad
rtiml of I,V:UN I'.H. In tlm cemetery
. til ml nf ll.lil.' M, Water street lm
prtivomout f u ml of fin, Madison Htrm-t
Improvement fiitul of $l,:i!?.7S. Uiwer
Ninth street Improvement fitml of
III!) 3d, Flovctith street Improvement
fund, f f I.3IMI, Center atreot Improve-
III I-lit flltlll kltcillllt ltiINln of $1.-
210 ;'n, Jefferson HI Improvement fiitul
of H.r.X'iM, Wash. St. Improvement
fund of .r,!i!t.2, Twelfth atreot lm
pnniirm in fund of l7,Kiiit.n5. The
m( bonded lndoblodnc of tlio city la
iti).;i!H ;i7. Tlm report of tlm rlty re
corder ii I shows t lint tint Income of
Hut city during the hut year wna I2H,
133.84, lillo tlm running expenses
linvo hmii l.'n.r.r.l It, Tlm tutiynr
"Tli rMirt of the rlty recorder
show tlio enact financial romlltlim
aa reported l.y the Recorder of thin
rlty, It therefore behooves u nil to
conduct tlm affairs In the coinlng
year, as oi-oiiiimlcally tinil In aa fnlr a
way aa la possible In Imrinony with
tho due enforcement of tlm law and
tlio making of aiirli at reel Improve
ments aa timy lm nocoassry for thn tip
bullillnit and advancement of thla rlty.
It la evident thnt tlm people nf thla
rlty are now In favor of Improving It
street and such a Hlky, I would ap
prove, and aiiR-goat It a being contin
ued along reasonable lines, a thoru la
no diiuht hut what "Very at rent thai
la wi'll Improved, la not only an ad
vantuitii tu tlm irowriy and rfaldonta
llii'rroii. and liirrrtiara tha valon of
the iroxrty, but that tho tendenry
la alwaya to Inrri'aim tho Kxnoral val
uta of ntilaldfl and ndJtii'iMil proporty.
It la unnrri'aanry to rail your atten
tion to thn fin' I that Oii-Kon City la
one of tho moat lionutlful plnroa In
Hip at a i and Hint hy prorr work In
Ihn wity of Impnn'i'tni'tita. It rnn ron
tlnun to lm nmdp moro lirnutlfiil and
pliirp Hint will ho rnptlvntliiK to
houin ikira wlilrh will nil tend to
Imliir propln to rmnn hnrn and ptir
rhaai propirty and Itivimt moimy.
whlih will lm for I lm Rood of nil. I
tmlli'vr, howpvrr, thnt Hiitp alioiild
Iip aoiim ayatpin udoptrd hy thn prpa
rnt rlty novprtinipiit ndntlvo to tho
makliiK and ordorlnu tho Itntirnvn
mi'iit of our atrppfa, ao aa to fix thn
rpaponalhlllty mora firmly than It la
now flxi-d. In vli'w of thla I would
atiKKPHt thnt our rlty ptmlnrprlnii -pnrtinrtil
ouuht to lip lipid rpaponalhlp
for all atrrrt ImprovoniPtita, and thnt
tho Huprrlntpniliutt of atri'cta and ron
trnrtora ahould muUo a rnport to the
rlty piiKlnror and tho city pnttlnoor
ahould rpport tn thn roiincll. In nthor
wnrda, I would auxKPat thnt a rnm
pplrnt uinn ahould ho plarpd In rhnrttp
of tlm ptiKltipprlna; drpnrtmptit anil
thrn whrn It la dprldpd to Improve, a
atrit, thnt tlm urndpa ahould ho on-
tnlillahpd nnil forumd. and rontrnrta
ontorpd Into u n 1 pvi'rythliiR dono In
a ayatpmntlc mnntipr, tlipn, In thnt
man, tho rlty council and property
owncra would Imvn aotnn IntulllKont
Idoa of wluit thn Improvement wna
and whore thn rpapotmllilllly would
real In rune of fnlluro to Inilld and
conatrurt an Improvpnipnt In ncwird
anrp with tho Rriulea, pinna nnd aporl
flriilloiiH. Aa an ovldotico of the
tmreaalty of anmn ayatom and orgiin
l.rd iirrnnKPtnetit relutlvo to atroot
ImprovpniPtita. I refor to 11th atrppt.
Thnt portion In front nf what la known
aa the Apppraon lilork la a very hnd
piece, of work and reunited from Im
proper numiiKPniPtit upon tho pnrt of
tho city. In lino with thla aiiKRca-
Hon I would recotntnenu that the
ntroot In front of tho Appcrsun prop
nrty he rut down to rorrcHpoud with
tlm (trndo of tho at root. It la vory
ovldont thnt 11th atreot, nt Ita Intor
Hpctlou with WiiHhlnKion ntropt, ahould
have hppn cut down nt IpiihI four fool
lo hnva mudo a prnctlcul at root. The
walk on the smith aldo of 11th at reel
between WnahJnRlon and Contor
street 8 ahould ennform with the prndo
nf tho atreot, Another auKoatlon thnt
I would like to mnke, la that whom
atrents are tn he Improved, thnt the
contract ahould provide that tho Im
provement ahould not extend Into tho
winter, and work ahould not be ddno
Inter than tho lat of November,
I would onrnoatly recommend, first,
thnt nil building within the fire lim
its, hnfore bollix constructed, ahould
bo done nndor a permit, Issued by the
city eiiKlnoor. Hecond, all rotnltiltiK
walls on street lines, nil connections
with sowers, should be done under
permit Issued hy city onulncor. Third,
both slroot Inspector nnd superintend
ent of streets should be dlroctly re
sponsible to tho city etiKlnoor. Fourth,
that an official pint should be kept on
file In tho enxlnoor's offlco, of tho
water mains, their position,' size and
capacity. The suporlntendunt'of wat
er works should either Bupply such
plat, or Information so that suld plut
could bo mudn. Fifth, under tho pres
ent system, lildn for publlo Improve
ments ore advertised from, nnd op
ened nt the city recorder's office. TIiIb
ahould be entlroly In tho hands of tho
city engineer. Sixth, all contractu
(Continued on Page 3.)
FOR HAY 11 NEXT
ALL PRUIT QROWINQ AND SHIP.
PINO. ASSOCIATIONS OP THE
('resident Atwull of tlm Htuto Horti
cultural HiM lety, has laauod a cull for
a convention of fruit xrowors and
fruit shipping- uaociiilona of Dm I'ii
rifle Norlhweat lo timet nt I'ortlnnd,
.Intiunry 21, The convention will con
sider tlm orxuiiliiiliiti of a fruit a;rw
ora retilrul aellltiK HK"ticy and nlao
dni'lde wluit nttltinli shall bo taken
toward apple box lcKlnlutlnn.
It la priiMiaed to iimdi'l tho aHO
cliitlou on the cltrun fruit xiowera'
iirmuili-niloiiii of fiillfiirnlii and limit
It to tlm boned npplo trudu. It will
lliclmlu Wentern Moutnnn and Weat-
orn ('iiliuniln, which, with tlm rnclflc
Nortliwesit, arow prnctlcully nil tlm
honed tipple of the country. Hotter
dlalrlhutlou of npplvs, provldlnx
n Kit I it nt k tut In aoum umrkela untl
nriuil aupply In other, are the prime
objects of tlm naaiH-lullon,
I'hn rotivi'iitloii, coiiiliix aa it doe
the week follow lux tho tnei'tluK of tho
Waahlnxton llortliiilliiiiil AaaiM-lntlon
nt 1'niMii r on January 17,' will prob
ably attriict aoum attention from that
body, I'loaldelit Alwell and others
will xo to I'roitaer and SMuk hoforo
the WiiHhluKtou orchiirillNia on tlm
CIRLS BECOME FRIGHTENED.
Strange Men Greet Them and With
to Become Familiar.
Tho third attempt to hei-omo famil
iar with unprotected young; women
wna made Hnturduy nlcht, nt about
li orliH-k, on uiwor Mtiln atreot.
While a puny of youiiK women were
ti'tuniltix home they worn accosted
hy atrnniie men Hour tlm old aaw mill
near Orooiipolut, by wbnl they took
to bo forelxnora. Hen red almoat out
of aenso and mind they ran for homo
aa fnat aa they could and at once
railed up Chief of I'ollce lliirna.
Whllo Chief Hum was lufortiied of
tho attempted Itullxiilty lo tha youtiK
women, and aaked to xot out and hunt
tho raacala don, no further Informs.
Hon wna Riven him and uo iinmea
would be xlvpn by the young woman
aaklnx him to xot busy.
Chief lliirna took to tlm street, but
the Riillty parties had become nlnrmed
and fled to some other purt of the
city. Nothlnx definite could ho do-
(prmlndu by tho Chief, and ho eoon
ve u,i tjm tearch.
COUNTY COURT HOLDS
APPOINTMENTS OF SUPERVISORS
TO BE MADE WEDNESDAY
PETITIONS ARE MANY.
The first spaalon of tho county court
for tho new year convened Wednes
day morning, and there waa n notable
delegation of fnrmcra present from
every aectlon of Clncknuuia County.
Many petitions for tho construction of
new roads nnd chances In tlm present
boundaries of road districts, wore re
ceived and taken under advisement by
the court, which has Its hands full at
thla term. There are roud supervis
ors to bo appointed, tho annual tax
levy to he made and the Jury list to
he drawn, bosldea tunny other Import
ant mutters of xonertil Interest to the
people of Clackamas County.
Tho court will auiioure tho appoint
ment of road supervisors next Wed
nesday. Applications am petitions
are on file for tho following districts:
No. 1. C. K. luitton, (ioorgo V. At
wood: No. 2, John Dennett: No. 3, V.
II. Cooke: No. 4, John Cltliens; No.
fi, Charles Krehs; No. 8. U. W. Doug
lass; No. , l'etor Kttlh; No. 10, Frank
K, Thomas; No. 11, F. A. Jones; No.
14, W. F. Hartnell. Fred Henrlcl; No.
15. I Mai toon; No. 18. Fred Knm
rath; No. II), John U Kvnns; No. 20,
Nut Scrllmer, II. Sullivan; No. 21.
K. A. Swanson; No. 23, II. W. Zim
merman: No. 24, William II. Htuwe,
Clarence R. Miller; No. 25, John II.
llepler, J. It. Mitts; No. 28, L. I).
Hhnnk: No. 29, 1pwIb Kell, A. McCon
null, V. I Muck; No. 31. William
Bchalx; No. 33, Henry Cromer; No.
34, II. T. Shipley; No. 3(1, W. F. Sinn
ton; No. 37. 0. W. Kruso; No. 38,
Fred II. HnrrlB. Paul Itothe: No. 30,
T. It. Worthlngton; No. 41, O. II.
Woodlo, C. A. Keith; No. 42, C. A.
Ileugll; No, 42, Alexander linker; No.
44, V. P. Jacks; No. 47, K. Hnrrlng
Ion; No. 49, O. K. Hunt; No. GO, J. P.
GEORGE SULLIVAN INJURED.
Has Bad Fall While Directing Work
On Ettacada Dam,
Cloorge Sullivan, a son of T. W. Sul
livan, supervising engineer of the
Portland Railway, Light & Powor Co.,
sustained severe Injuries Tuesday by
falling about 48 foot nt tho dam that
the company Is constructing one mile
below Idtncndu on the Clncakmas
river. Sullivan was directing the re
moving of some concrete forms, when
ho wns struck and hurled Into the air
between two buttresses. In ordor to
snvo hlmaolf from a worse fall, he
jumped to a 2-Inch planked flooring
12 feet below, but his weight was too
much for the flooring, which gnvo
way, precipitating him to the rocks
far below, nnd he shot through the
floor. It Is n wonder he wns not
killed, but no bnnos were broken, and
tho extont of his Injuries seems to
be some severe bruises. The Injured
man wns brought to his home In this
city, where he Is resting comfortably,
MANY NEW FACES
IN COURT HOUSE
MUCH SHIFTING OF PLACES AS A
RESULT OP THE LATE NO
OFFICIALS AND DEPUTIES RETIRE
Sheriff Beatle Leave the Sheriff's
Office but Not the Court Houie
Will Be County Judge.
There Were new fares around tlm
court house Tuesday when eight of
ficials retired and a few officers and
tholr deputies, who hnvo linen serving
Clucksmns county for several yenr,
were missed. County Judgo Dlmlck.
after a four year term, Met down to
make room for Hubert LI. llentle, who
lias been sheriff of the county four
yours. Commissioner John l,owelloti
will lm succeeded by Nixon Illalr- In
the sheriff's office ". 7. Mass Is the
now official, and J, O. Htuuts will suc
ceed Hubert W. Hnkor ss chief deputy.
Mr. linker is going Into the abstrnrt
business with John W. lender and H.
P. Davis. County Clerk (ireeninnn
will he succeeded by W. L Mulvey,
who has boon a deputy In tho office
several years. Mlsa vn Hurrltigton
nnd Mlsa I'tiima (Jultiti will assist Mr
Muhoy and Mrs. II. A. Klclclit retires.
I.loyd U. Wlllluma aucceods Chauneey
K. Ituuisby as recorder of convey
mires, and Mrs. Anna It. Williams,
Miss Nellie Derby and Miss Margaret
Mulvey compline his office force, The
new county treasurer Is Jumps A.
TuHa. who succeeds J. C. Paddock,
who has served two terms. Mlsa Jes
sie paddock will usslBt Mr. Tufts for
k time during the period where there
la an unusually Inrxe amount of work
In tho offlco. D. Thompson Meldrum
will bo tho new county surveyor, and
8. A. 1). Hungato ndirea. Coroner
Itoswell I llolinan la succeeded bv
Er. Tiiir.ia J. Fox.
Of the new officers Judge Ilearie
nnd Sheriff Masa am Democrats and
the others are Itepuhllcana.
COUNCIL FILLS VACANCIES.
Three Aldermen Resign and Three
Remain in Office.
Willamette hnd a meeting of Its
new Council Monday night- At the
November election there were six
Coutmltmen voted for, and elected.
Homo misunderstanding crept lo as tu
the hours and tho polls were kept
open until 4:20, when they should
have been closed at 4. Further, tho
new members failed to appear for
qualification within ten days, as the
charter provides, thinking next Mon -
day night was the time for Induction
new members not appearing with cro-
dontliils. It was decided that the old
members would hold over until others
were elected and qualified. At this
slaxo of tho proceedings, (1. O. Craves
resigned and Wm. Crlteser wna cho
sen to tho vacancy. Then II. T. Ship
ley resigned nud was succeeded hy
Frank Shipley, his son. Next J. C.
Kdmonds resigned, and W. A- Hons
succeeded him. (J. U Snldow. Frank
Oliver and John lteams are tho re
maining members, holding over under
Council has tho proiosltlon of tho
purchase of tho local water plnnt tip
for consideration, an offer to mm at
$10,0(Mt being met with an offer to
buy at $3,000.
SUPPER AT BROTHERHOOD.
Men's Club Has Pleasant Evening
With Good Program,
Tho Men's Hrotherhood hold lta
monthly supper In tho parlors of the
Congregational church Tuesday night
Among tho special features of the
evening's entertainment wbb music
by the trio, who gave several nuny
hers thnt were appreciated.. After a
bountiful repast the evening was given
un to an Impromptu program In which
all present were Invited lo panici
representative Carter 8 dlaehdaev
Itenresentatlve Carter said he hail
several things on his mind as to what
was tho right wuy to vote on meas
ures now under discussion. Among
thosu that Interested him especially,
nnd on which he would like to have
an expression from those of his con
stituents present, wore: Proposition
lo abolish capital punlshmont, work
ing of prisoners of the stnto, tho white
alave truffle and tho parole of prison
ers not convicted of capltnl crimes.
Captain Nohlo Introdnced a resolu
tion taking tho affirmative on nil four
questions and nsked that It be passed.
Animated talks were made by the
dor.en, Into which niore or less per
sonal fooling wns Injected. When It
was found that opinions were hope
lessly divided the cuptnln nnd his sec
ond' were askod to withdraw the mo
tion, which was done.
The several addresses of the even
ing led to the springing of many
reminiscences, with good stories from
the lives of sovernl pioneers. The
whole program, despite the fact that
it was Impromptu, was praised as
among the best which the committee
has been able to present.
Confectionary Changes Hands.
Lent's confectionery on Main Btreet.
near Sixth, has been sold to George
M. Secrest, who has taken possession.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Lent nnd son are going
to Onklnnd, Cal., to visit friends for a
few weeks and will probably locate
In Southern California. Mr. Lent Is
stone blind from a railroad accident,
but he has a wonderful faculty for
looking after details In his business.
He could -plaoe hla hand on every ar
ticle In his store without hesitation,
and no one could ever fool him Inj
changing; money, ,
To Introduce The Morning
F.nicrprlHn Into a large major-
Hy of tho homes In Oregon
City and Clackamas county the
management has decided to
make a special price for the
4 dally Ihmuu, for short time
h only, where tho subscrlher payi
a year In advance.
Hy corrler, paid a year In
lly mall, paid a year In ad-
vnnee, $2.00. -
People who gvo our canvas
ser a trial auhscrlptlon for ono
or more months, at ten cents a
week, can have the dally dellv-
i-red for a year for 1.1.00 by
paying a year In advance.
People who gave our canvas- b
ser a Irlul sulMcrlption, by 4
t mall, for four mouths at a dol-
lar, may have the paper for a t
yesr for $2.00, If paid a year In
Subscribers to the Weekly
Knterprlse may change their '
subscriptions to the dally, re-
celvlng credit for half time on
the dally that I he weekly Is ,
paid In advance. When they
choose to add cash to the ad-
viiiico payment cpiul to a full
yiir'a adv.-inre payment they
may take advnntnge of tho $2 '
v Wo mane this special price '
- so that people who have paid
' In advance on sorao other dally
v and wish to lake the Morning
Enterprise, may ijo so without
too great expense;
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f f , V i- -i. .$, 4. $
NEW CITY OFFICIALS
MAYOR APPOINTS E. L. SHAW
CHIEF OF POLICE' AND 8TIPP
IS ELECTED RECORDER.
City Council met in sjiecial session
Wednesday afternoon and organized
with the selection of William Andre-
sen as president.
The session was held In order thnt
Council might organize under the
rhnlrmanahlD of the Mavor. that offl -
clal not being able to attend the first
regular meeting as le was suffering
from a severe attack of grip and at
tonded the afternoon meeting with ef
The Mayor pke ' his wish to re
tain friendly relations with Council,
and expressed a determination to en
force Die lawa where put up to him
by statute. He aald ho ahould enforce
saloon regulations but would give the
j naloonist an opportunity to be fair
. and would not persecute him. The
i police were instructed to keep girls
and women out of the saloons, gamh-
they exist and the chief of police
muBt lay out for himself and walk
Tho Mayor made appointments, ss
follows: Chief of Police, E. U Shaw;
night police, S. R. Green and Hunry
Cooke; street commissioner, Chns.
Itabcork; city engineer, C. S. Nobel:
city attorney. Ceo. L. Story. Ap
pointments for an additional day po
lice and for a night man for the
Seventh street hill section were
turned down by C'ouucil, account, lack
of funds to pay.
The regular session was held In the
evening at which time President An
drogen presided. The annual reports
of the several departments of the city
government were received and read.
Also the address of the Mayor.
Tho standing committees were
named as follows: Financial Andre
sen, Movers and Holman.
Street Hurke, Uoake and Hall.
Health and Police Dr. Strickland,
Pope and Michaels.
cpmptcrlcs Holman, Michnels and
Fire and Water Pope, Hall and
The resignation of Recorder Walter
Dlmlck was ccopted and Llvy Stlpp
wns chosen to fill the place. Mr. Stlpp
had boon elected city attorney at the
special session In the afternoon, but
on request agreed to accept the rc
oordorshlp Instead. On his resigna
tion ss attorney George Story was
chosen to fill thnt vacancy. Council
continued In session until midnight
Break Into Slaughter House.
H. W. 8treblg, who owns a slaugh
ter house on Clackamas Heights, re
ports that some miscreant has broken
into tho building and stolen sheep
pelt 8 and beef hides. This has been
done several times recently, nnd sharp
lookout Is being mnde to catch the
Advertising changes like other
Not the ultimate effect but the
style and manner of reaching It.
Call back In your own mind
the changes In advertising you
have noticed. Compare the yes
teryear ads with those of today
contrast the ordinary type ar
rangement nnd poorly drawn
pictures of the old with the ar
tistic arrangements and magnifi
cent drawings of today.
But what about the EFFECT?
All advertising is for the same
purpose to make a person or a
store or an article bettor known
to sell MORE goods to make
more money. ..
The Improved advertising of to
day makes more Interested adver
tising renders the RESULTS are
greater and more immediate the
thought and attention given to ad
vertising today makes advertising
cheaper now than In the old days
-LTVE advertisers are getting so
much more returns for a given
(To be continued.)
TWO MEN FIGHT AT CLACKAMAS
HEIGHT8 AND ONE 18 BEATEN
TO THE DEATH.
MURDERER IS NOW IN COUNTY JAIL
Civil War Veteran 8pende Pension
Money For Liquor and Kills
Hiram Beebe After An
Open Air Battle.
A fight between two brothers living
on Clackamas Heights, two nillea east
of this city Hiram and Nelson licebe
aliout 6:30 Wednesday evening, re
sulted In the death of the former and
tho serious wounding of the latter.
An axe and a large club figure In the
fray and -the fight ranged over the
whole yard In which the little home
was situated. The dead man lies at
the undertaking establishment of Dol
man & Myers, and the victor In tho
fight occupies a cell In the city prison.
Hiram Ueebe, who was 77 years of
age is a pioneer who crossed the
plains In 1802, coming from Iowa.
Nelson licebe, who Is 80 years old.
was a soldier in the War of the Re
bellion, and crossed the plains at a
There were no witnesses to- the
combat. The first Intimation that the
neighbors bad -of the fight waa the
appearance of Nelson at the home of
Ueorgn Macklnnls, with a serious cut
In his head, a deep gash running along
the right side of the face, from which
there whs pouring g stream of blood.
Ills wounds were bound up and an
Investigation set on foot aa to the
condition of the brother.
Neighbors who first arrived upon
the scene found Hiram Beebe dead
at the door to the side of the borne.
The grass was trodden down and In
many places were to be seen blood
spots, showing that the fight had been
t K and bitter. Hiram lay a few
foe' from the house with his nose
I broken, and his face bruised in many
j places. Near at hand was a large
dub that Nelson had used. But a few
' foot to the other side was the axe
which Hiram had fought with, the
weapon wltl which he bad Inflicted
- 1 the deep cut on the head of Nelson.
The whole surrounding showed that
the fight had been pulled off In the
Nelson had been to Oregon City
during the day, and much of the time
was stent In the Log Cabin saloon.
He was very drunk when seen on his
way home, and was Intoxicated when
placed under arrest by Sheriff Mass.
When drinking, quarrels would often
occur between the brothers, but at
other times they were peaceable
When Brrested Nelson Beebe said
his brother started the trouble, meet
ing him nt the door with an axe in
hand and beginning the battle as soon
as he put his hand on the latch. He
also said the trouble started over a
letter to a niece, and again over the
discussion of the character of a wo
man. As his stories do not agree
little credence is given to any of
them. As the cat and dog were sleep
ing quietly In the house when neigh
bors first came on the scene It Is
believed the fight did all occur out of
The Beebe brothers had lived In the
Marv Roberts' cottage for two months.
The landlady lives in Red Bluff, Cal.,
Uinu. inr, ,.. ,
and an agent haJ charge of the prop-
ertv. They were keeping batchelor s
hall and had lived In and about the
township for several years. They hod
manv friends and no one suspected
any serious trouble to arise between
them. The dead man was a trifle
quarrelsome, but kept much to him
self of late years.
Both men were widowers, Hiram
havlne been married twice. For sec
ond wifo he married Mrs. Cathrow,
of Canemah. Hiram had no children
living, but Nelson hnd a daugnter,
Laura, at Red Bluff. Cal. George
Beebe, who Is a younger brother, lives
In Eastern Oregon, and there Is a
nephew living near Estacada.
Charles Gray and George Macklnnls
were the first on the scene, but tnere
was little to be seen that would den
nltely tell the story of the fray, or
whom the aggressor in it.
Nelson was an old soldier, having
served in an Iowa regiment as veter
inary surgeon. He drew a pension of
$20 a month, and It was this which
made It In a measure possible for
these old men. to live without mucn
Pr- Stuart was calcd to attend the
wounded man and both Undertaker
Holman nnd Coroner Fox were noti
fied. A little Inter Sheriff Mnss was
notified. Mr. Stuart ottended to tho
wounds' of the Injured man neigh
bors having done all In their power
to stop tho loss of blood the Coroner
viewed the dead man and made note
of the surroundings, and the Sheriff
took Beebe to the jail.
While enroute to the county prison
Beebe talked of the battle and how he
hnd Biilned the victory with the use
of his bare fists. Ho was not told of
the death of Hiram and repeatedly
asked why his brother was not taken
in charge rather than himself, telling
how he had used the axe In his at
tack. While his wounds were being
dressed he Inquired In a casual way
as to his brother's condition, saying
If ha was dead he would kill himself.
Care1 was taken to keep the news from
Hlmm Beebe. the dead man, was
subject to serious complications of
the heart. It Is said, and neighbors
are Inclined to think that It was this
trouble rather than the blows of the
club that killed. However, the man's
nose was broken and his face badly
beaten and bruised, and others say
his Injuries were sufficient to kill.
LAST B BEST MEET
OF THE WHOLE YEAR
WARNER GRANGE HAS A BANNER
PROGRAM AND A SPICY DE
Warner Grange held Its luricest and
moat enthusiastic meeting of the year
last Saturday at New Era.
Four candidates were Initiated in
the forenoon and the regular business
transacted. At noon a good dinner
was prepared by chief cook, Geo. M.
Lazelle. The dining room was crowd
ed to Its utmost cb parity.
In the afternoon the land roller,
which was won at the county fair for
tho best grange exhibit, was sold to
th highest bidder. The Mountain
Ash Stock Farm purchased the roller.
The open meeting during the pro
gram was attended by many visitors.
The program In charge of the lecturer.
M. J. Lazelle. was by far the best and
most entertaining for some time.
The special features of the program
was the Warner Grange orchestra
which furnished music during the
banquet and also during the program.
The Randall-Lazelle Joint debate was
no doubt the best number that ever
pleased an audience at Warner
Granee. The contestants were not
only logical but witty with their re
marks and the question was fought
out to a finish with honors evenly di
vided. The subject was. "Resolved,
That Diversified Farming Is More
Profitable than Specialization."
The program was rendered In order
Music, Warner Grange orchestra:
reauiiig, Mrs. S. U Cssto; recitation,
Miss Lessie McDonald; vocal solo.
Miss Lenette Snook; address, W. A.
Dodds; original poem. Wm. Gardener;
vocal solo, Miss Stella Hoffman; ad
ress, S. L. Casto; musical selection,
Mrs. George Randall; recitation. Mrs.
Geo. Ogle; music. George Randall,
Jr.; address, David McArthur; debate,
George Randall, George Lazelle.
The officers for the ensuing year
were elected as follows: Master.
. A. Dodds; overseer, Mrs. George
Ogle; lecturer, S. L. Casto; steward,
Frank Spulak; assistant steward, Fred
Chinn; lady assistant. Emily Spulak;
chaplain, Mrs. Joe Hoffman; treas
urer. Geo. Randall: secretary, D. Mc
Arthur; Pomona, Pearl Chlnn; Flora,
Mrs. S. L. Casto; Ceres, Miss Mabel
Hoffman: musician. Miss Lenette
Snook; assistant musician, Miss Stel
G. A. R. AND W. R. C. M
NEW OFFICERS OF PATRIOTIC
SOCIETIES FOLLOW CEREMONY
The installation of the officers of
Meade Post No. 2, Grand Army of the
Republic and Meade Relief Corps No.
18 took place Monday afternoon in
Willamette Hall. The affair was con
ducted jointly and Assistant Adju
tant General C. A. Williams Installed
the officers of the G. A. R., and Past
Department President Mrs. Mary E.
Chamberlain performed a like cere
mony for the Relief Corps. James A.
Tufts, the retiring commander of the
Grand Army and D. K. Bill, the newly
elected commander, made brief talks
!, J .J
ceremony of Installation was followed
by a banquet served by the women of
the Relief Corps. The new officers
of Grand Army are:
D. K. Bill, commander; O. A. Che-
nev. senior vice commander; J. Gor-
hett, junior vice commander; J. A.
Roman, chaplain; George A. Harding,
Quartermaster: J. Doremus, quarter
master sergeant; A. J. Hobble, officer
of the day; F. Hayford, outside guard;
H. S. Clyde, adjutant; John Ackley,
sergeant major: J. Mattocks, surgeon
The newly elected officers of the
Woman's Relief Corps who were In
Nellie M. Alldredge, president:
Amelia Mattocks, senior vice presi
dent; Mary Randall, junior vice pres
ident; Ssde Ackley, chaplain; Rosina
Fouts, secretary ; Emma Roman, treas
urer: Minnie uonovan. conauciur;
(Catherine Deford, assistant conduc
tor; Amanda Hickman, guard; Almirn
Brayton, assistant guard; Jennie B.
Harding, press correspondent and
musician: Mnry M. Charmon, patn
otic Instructor; Martha Beach, Chsr
lotte Clyde. Louise Freeman and
Susan Linn, color bearers.
HELVEY PLEADS GUILTY.
Slayer of George Sre'th Sent to Peni
tentiary for 15 Years,
Curtis Helvey, who killed George
Smith at Carus lost summer, yester
day morning pleaded guilty to man
slaughter and was sentenced by Judge
Campbell to serve 15 years in the
state nenttentlary. He was taken to
Salem Inst night by Sheriff Mass. Hel
vey was tried In November, the Jury
returning a verdict of murder In the
second degree, the penalty being life
Imprisonment. After the trial evidence
was obtained by the defense that al
tered the aspect of the case, and
Judge Campbell set aside the verdict
and granted a motion for a new trial
but Helvey concluded to plead guilty
to manslaughter, which was allowed
by tne court.
Sells Water Bonds.
Willamette sold J6.300 worth of
water bonds Friday night to the high
est bidder The First National Bank,
of this city.- Willamette will receive
principal and a premium of $135. This
sale Insures an early beginning or tne
work of Instituting a complete water
syBtem for the live little burg across
BEGINNING THE NEW YEAR TELE
GRAPH AND TELEPHONE COM
PANIES UNITE IN NEW
MANY fUL-NICHT OFTICES OPENED
Messages Will Be Taken and Forward
ed Even Where Local Operators
Are Not at Their Keys.
Effective on January 1st, 1911, ar
rangements have been made to extend
to every telephone subscriber of the
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph
Company the privilege of sendlrfg and
receiving Western Cnlon telegrams
by telephone. It has been the prac
tice for some time for the Western
1,'nlon Telegraph Company to handle
telegrams In the larger cities by tele
phone to as large an extent as prac
ticable but with the Introduction of
this new plan It Is intended to give
subscribers of telephones at outlying
points and those whom the subscrib
ers will vouch, the privilege of hand
ling telegrams over the telephones In
a systematic and up to date manner
which will allow persons who desire
to avail themselves of this service a
very much larger latitude than has
heretofore been given and a much
more satisfactory and complete ser
vice will be performed In connection
with the arrangements. The Western
I'nlon Telegraph Company has estab
lished a number of new ail night tele
graph offices on the Pacific Coast and
within the state of Washington, Seat
tle, Spokane, Tacoma, North Yakima
and Walla Walla have been desig
nated as offices which will remain
open alt night and also on Sundays
and holidays, and In the state of Ore
gon, Portland. Eugene, Baker City,
Ashland and The Dalles have been
designated as central points for the
purpose of handling telegrams within
a certain territory surrounding each
office. It Is the intention, within a
certain area, to have these all-night
offices handle telegrams which are
destined to offices that have been
closed for the night. That Is: If a
telegram Is addressed to a person
who Is a subscriber to a telephone at
some point within distance of the
Western I'nlon all-night office, such
party will be notified that a telegram
has been received tor him and the city,
or town from which this telegram
originated will be stated. Then If he
desires to have the telegram forward
ed to him by telephone, it will be done
with the usual telephone rates added.
Likewise, should a subscriber wish
to send a telegram in the middle of
the night to some party at a consider
able distance, he may request the tele
phone company to connect him with
the Western Union all-night office,
and the telegram may be started on
its journey without the least delay.
This virtually makes every telephone
subscriber's residence an all night
telegraph office, as he will have the
privilege of sending and may receive
telegrams at any hour of the night
regardless of whether the local tele
graph office is opened or closed.
Of course, this facility Is not con
fined entirely to the limited territory
of the Pacific Coast, but has been
plnced In operation throughout the
entire United States and telephone
subscribers may start a message on a
Journey at night feeling sure that, if
It Is of sufficient Importance, It may
be delivered at Its destination by tele
phone also, should the addressee be a
telephone subscriber. In other words.
It Is extending the telegraph privilege
In such a manner as to ally It "with
the telephone service in order that
the public may have the privilege of
handling telegrams without regard to
the hours during which their local
telegraph office may be open.
The farmer at every crossroads, if
he has a telephone connection with
a central office of the Pacific 'Tele
phone and Telegraph Company thu3
has an opportunity to use the West
ern Union service at any time of the
day or night and with a knowledge
that such class of business will re
ceive special attention and be handled
In a manner so that the full value of
the service will be received. It Is
believed that this character of service
will grow In usefulness and popularity
and as Its value becomes known and
appreciated, the extensions of Its op
eration will make it of great utility
and advantage. Every effort will be
made by the company handling these
'telegraphic communications to have
the public realize all the benefits
which may be derived from a special
class of service, which while new,
will undoubtedly grow In general fav
or as its usefulness extends.
Home From a Trip East
Dr. and Mrs. T. E. Beard returned
home Friday morning from their ex
tensive trip in the eastern and south
ern states. Dr. Beard and his wife .
left here In August, and visited the
Yellow. Stone Park. Minneapolis,
Washington, D. C, New Orleans, Pasa
dena, San Francisco, and many other
cities, but they found no place that
suited them better than their own
home in Clackamas county. In the
south they found it very dry, and as
they passed the Siskiyou mountains
they were welcomed by a gentle rain,
that Dr. Beard says "looked good to
him." : While In the Eastern states
they visited with many of the friends
and relatives, and had a most delight
Heir in Goettllng Family:
Charles F. Goettllng, now a resident
Of Albany, Or., but who for many
years lived at Oregon City, is tne
proud father of a bouncing baby boy,
weight eight pounds, born Tuesday.
Mrs. Goettllng' was Miss Alzle Bern
ler, of this city.
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