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I lubiorlpllom for tho Morning
T ..i.rorioo will bo received for
! fll limit
I Ind B of low prlco.
Th only dally nowwpspor k 4.
twoon Portland and SlS lrw
4 lata In ovory Motion of Cl-
mil County, with a aoputetlM
10,000. Ara you an advrtlrf 4)
VOfi. 1 No. 59
OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 1911.
Per Week, 10 Cents
SOON BEALL OVER
MINISTER IN THIS COUNTRY
(TARTS FOR HOME WITH
TERMS IN HIS POCKET.
JOTH SIDES TIO OF THE WAR
n(Mrrtcto Say Thy Will Not Qivo
Up Arm Until Poac la fully
whor. NBW YOKK. March M. 8pl.)
Th Mfilran Mlnlater, who I ft Now
York today fur Meslco. takea with him
the term on whlcji th Inaurrnctoi
in, willing to lay down (heir arm.
hut lla U tlr of the fighting and
li willing to concedo reforms la nlao
.admitted by llioao who have beii
close to blm. That ther la a bettor
prospect now than befor thai tha
warring factlona of Mexico will get
iDKcttifr Is believed by tho who un
rirratand tha temper of both aide to
president plat haa a reed to taka
steps listing to reforms.- leaders on
the other aide ara atlll auaplcloua and
ay that there will come no cessation
ot hostilities If Diss aaka tb Insur
rectos tu flrt lay down their anna
before ho will treat with them. They
Mf In anrh a case tba leaders would
be "hot and tba reforma never carried
Benor Gonial Garta aaya that be
fore hl nien will surrender Dlas muat
sxree to declare null hla election of
110 and a (tree to aubmlt to a new
lertlon under tba terma of a free bal
lot; be muat an roe to allow tho re
form! demanded. "Wo won't aurren
r our anna until pear la fully
Ublhhed and we can Ita good
SATURDAY, APRIL 22
CHOSEN BOOSTER DAY
HORSE SHOW, STREET CARNIVAL.
BALLOON ASCENSION, STREET
PARADE, SEVERAL BANDS. .
Tba Publicity Committee of tba
rosuaerrlal Club bold a meeting la the
ta rooma on Wedneaday evening
ui decided to have a Booater Day
wi llorae Show la combination, with
t street carnival In conjunction, and
tba date choaen waa Saturday, April
The Franklin Miller Carnival Com
pan? haa been engaged to taka part In
tba feailvltlwa of the occaalon. They
will provide euch entertainment aa a
balloon aacenalon, elide for life, high
ting art, out-door trapeze and alack
wire performance, all of which will be
.free. Thla will be In addition to the
bomo abow, with Ita different claaaea
of snlmal and, teama.
There will be a atreet parade, aev
rrnl binda, prize for claaaea In tho
boo ahow, prise for turnout demon
strmlons, eto. In fact the whole day
la to be given over to tha featlvltiea
of the occaalon and an effort put forth
to provide amusement and recreation
for all claaaea of people.
A Rooster Day may be made to do
much for the town and the community,
and much of the aucceaa depends on
nry one getting Into the barneaa and
bonding for the occaalon. A Booster
Dt will do much to advertlae the
city and the county; It will get people
lo the city thoae who are In the habit
of riimlnir tinra vhnm want tO
wire often, and thoao who seldom
come here whom we want to get start-
d In mine anil ahom we muat Inter-
Mt In coming In aome way like thla.
What run you do to make thla
Booster rmy a aucceaaT Think It over
nd then have a talk with tha com
mittee. The committee la Intereoted
In doing all poaalble to get the crowd
here on that ocraalon, and If you hav
any lib-a that have not been thought
of the committee will be glad to con
Ider them. Talk to the committee
nd doom with the committee and In
e tho boya don't ace fit to use your
"KResttnns It hna coHt you nothing
" make them and you muat not (eel
hrd that they are not used. Boost,
wt be gnme along with your other
itrtu and rejoice If you can con
tribute) to the aucceaa of tho day but
nt get sore If your auggeatlona do
"ot appeal to othora.
THT CONVENTIONAL BLACK
won who "otand on ceremony
" juu received a ahlpmant of the
ZZ." - SYSTEM FULL DRESS
' ho ballroom 1
rr tha h..i
hand tailored. The prlcoa are
""wmy no criterion of their value.
th and Main Ste.
Oregon City and Portland
ralr; northerly winds.
Oregon Generally fair; varl-
able north to northaaat wlnds.t
COLO WEATHER STILL HOLDS.
CHICAGO. March l.(8pl.) Re
vere cold weather contlnuea In the
Middle Weat with little proapect that
tho full force of tho etortn will pnaa
for two orthre daya yet. rroapecta
thla may be the laat atorm thla sea-aon.
ROOSEVELT TO SPEAK.
Dam Named In Hla Honor to Bo Dad I.
CRAM) CANYON. Ariz.. March 1.
Hpl.) President Roosevelt arrived
hero today and will real till tomorrow.
He baa Juat flnlahed eight daya of con
atant travel and apeaklng and needa
thla reaplte. He waa the private gueat
of tlov. Hloan tonight and there were
no other gueata and no apeaklng. The
new Roosevelt dam, near Pboenli. will
be publicly oiwtied Suturday at which
time HooHPvelt will apeak.
- MEMORIAL DAY ...
Should Be Reaouod la the Opinion of
BAUCM. Or.. March !. (8pl.)
Huperlntendent of I'ublln Schoola Al
derman today aald: "Memorial day
ahotlld be reacued from the turpaea
to which It baa been put by many."
Mr. Aldermaif promlaea to do air ha
oaa to aea tnat tba day la obaerved In
all the echoola of the Htate. He la
conalderlng the mailing of circular let
ter lo all echool principal auggeatlng
programa appropriate to the day. He
wlahea all would wear evergreen on
CLAIRMONT WINS DECISION.
Dabate the Canal Queatloo With Carua
The debate at Clalrmont Wedneaday
evening waa between the local debat
er and a team from Carua. The quea
tlon for debate waa, "Keaolved, That
the Panama Canal Will be of More
Iteneflt Than all the Rallwaya."
Carua had the affirmative with A.
Thomaa, Al Marehbcrger and Otto
Iayman on the team. Clalrmont, who
won the declalnn. waa represented by
Frank Mlnter. (ieorge Kordanant and
There waa a full hotiae and there
were literary and muatcal number on
the program In addition to the. debate.
. . SINGLE TAX AGAIN.
Clalrmont to Debate Queetlon With
Clalrmont haa accepted a challenge
frnm ii..unf ln Vlw in debate the
queatlon. "Reaolved. That the Single
Ta la Preferable lo the Preeent Iay
Taxation." The queatlon la to be de
bated on Friday evening. Marco si.
Clalrmont takea the negative aide
of the queatlon and Meaara. Frank
Mlnter, George Kordanant, John Oaff
ney and B. Kuppenbender will repre
sent them. Meaara. J. tioroei. woorge
Roberta and Wm. Heard will aupport
the affirmative for Mountain View.
Theae gentlemen have debated thla
aame queatlon In the home aoclety ao
that It will not be entirely new to
PROGRAM PREPARED . PROMISES
GOOD THINGS FOR THOSE
WHO ATTEND IT.
Tlana are perfected for the teachera'
. ....... . In olaHiilnnn Ami.
inniuuie o w n' v-
urday, and the program prepared la
. . . . a Tk. r 1 t tt
aaiu to iw n "u
- m.iiI I. a mnoil mrtfte for
the occaalon and thoae who attend
will enjoy the hoapltalltle of the little
town on the bank of the Clackamaa.
Following i tne program.
'What practical Aruumcwc
v r tinrhanan
What the Country 8chool Can Ho
tn Voun the nova on inn rami
A. W. Winn
nlnner X. U Club
LJ,t,erary program by the tiianaione
.it.. ntth rondtttona In the
Schoola" W. C. Jolley
"The Chlld'a Side of Thing
. . . . . a. 1 1. r i an
1 ." ' " ... toaxhera Invited to
inoi oiuj : i
theao Inatltutoa but frtenda of the
achool and patron are invuu
toy the prlvllegea that theae occaalon
' ' . .. . ThAM are
bring to ine coiiiiihiiu. ----.
. i ... in. HUiMiHHlon that
always luinta i - ,,,.
will Intereat the general public as
well aame ibbchci.
GLADSTONE ODD FELLOWS
Vlalt Orient Lodge, Portland, and En
i.u n.nnuat a Uaaaalo Mambora
Several Gladatone Odd Fellow went
. - nn-ilnH WeHneadav nlaht to at
tend a banquet at the rooma of the
Orient lodge. I nere waa a "
. . ..... .Mittv tivnnt on the flrat do
irni utvi y t --
gree, between the Portland degree
teama of Orient and Haasaio toagea,
. . .n.o. nun Orient lodge won
the cup and to ahow that their hearta
were In the rigm pice my -good
time to thoae whom t hey bad da-
feated. There waa a grn a""-
Thoae who attended from Qladatone
lodge were Meaara. w. ,bcu"'7'
Tnhn nennlaon and J. C. Bchmldt
They report a moat enjoyable evening
' - - ...1,1 Tftnlaht.
M. . ri... . alrla nrffAnllA
ran nei ..inu
tion in me jongTriiM"
achool will give a aoclal In the par
. . . ivi. .lunim There
tore or mo cnurvn iu -----
. . . . . . . i.fiAhmnll
Win no a anon -
will be served. The glrla promlao to
make It a pleasant ovenlng for you If
you win aiiruu. .
WHEN YOU SEE A MAN WHO
JUST ABOUT TO
HENRY GEORGE, jl
WILL SPEAK HERE
SON OF THE APOSTLE OF SINGLE
TAX TO TALK AT WILLAM
A BIG MAN' IN HIS OWN RIGHT
Stand at the Hoad of tho Work In
the East Comae Diroct
From Nsw York
The Morning Enterprlae and the
Portland Oregonlan were the flrat pa
per on the Coaat both publishing It
simultaneously to announce the fact
that Henry George, the aon of tne
apoatle of Single Tai. would armak In
thla city Saturday night and In Port
land twice on Sunday.
Arrangementa have been made to
have Mr. George apeak In Willamette
hall, over George Hrdlng'a drug atore,
nd the hour la 8 p. m. Saturday even
ing. It la to be hoped that mere win
be a full house to bear him. -
Mr. George la the aon of the great
man who Oral propagated the doctrine
of Single Tax a It la given to the
world at thla time. He ia a bright
man. ha much of the h?e of bla fath-
and baa been a atudent of Single
Tax since he waa a young boy.' Added
to thla la the fact that he la a very
Interesting aneaker In hi own right,
and make a very Intereatlng addreaa.
lly all mcana hear him hear him
for hla father If you will, but better
atill hoar him for what he la himself.
All reporta concerning the man and
bla ability Indicate that he la a great
man. and once you hear him you for
get that be ta the on of a great
father and you like him and bla style
and hi addrena tor what be la blm
aelf and not becauae he ta a "Son of
He cornea here direct from New
York, where he la recognized as tne
head and front of the Single Tax
movement and where It la known
that he la a great man In hla own
right. Hla vlalt to the Coaat ia for
the purpose of further awakening the
Interest In Single Tax that begina to
ahow Itaelf In many of the eommunl-
tlc In thla Far West country. You
mav not agree with Mr. George before
you hear him. and you may not agree
with him after you hear him., but It
will cost you nothing to attend thi
meeting and you may learn something
thst you will gladly know even If you
cannot accept the philosophy put
SELLING TO DRUNKARD
CAP O'DONNELL PLAIMS THAI
8ARVER GOT DRINKS WHEN
.losenh Karrlck. who owns the Log
r.in auloon. was taken Into custody
Thursday morning on the charge of
selling liquor to an tntoxirsiea person.
He plend not guilty and a hearing was
had In his case.
Aa the storv goes a man named O
8. Sarver, from Estaeada, waa In tho
cllv Wedneaday night and became In
toxicated. Two men a man called
Cap O'Donnell and one Jo Doe after
having a drink or two Induced him to
aro to bed at Anderson's rooming
house. Joe Do slept with Sarver and.
that gentleman chargea that toward
morning Joe Doe decamped with about
$00 belonging to him.
In any event Server bad bat three
or four dollar when he cam to him
self Thursday morning and he aaya
he must have had $60 when ho went
to bed tho -night before. Chief of po
lice Shaw waa hunted up, to wnom no
told hi story, and Cap O'Donnall waa
apprehended and Karrlck warned to
appear and anawef charge of selling
to a drunken man.
When O'Donnell waa arrested be
HAS OWED YOU FOR MONTH!
BUY AN AUTO. -
told all he knew In the case and' his
atory Implicating Karrlck, he too, waa
compelled to appear acd answer to the
charge recited above. Karrlck 'was
before Recorder Btlpp Thursday after
noon but the warrant being faulty he
allpped through the meshes of the law
Joe Doe whose name and Identity
la unknown fled from the city and
will no doubt give Oregon City a wide
berth from thla time on. Officer
Shaw waa disappointed In not being
able to make the charge stick aa be
thinks he had a ease and believes that
If a half dozen can be convicted of
breaking the law the saloonists will
be willing to be good.
Hiurt atUrlOOL FORUM
Bo Honored By Attendance
School Board Today.
Preetunii i;amptiellrof the Vnlver
aity of Oregon, will be present In the
High school Forum thla morning and
will apeak. The Board of Education
will attend and you ar invited to be
present also. Parenta and frlenda ot
the achool may do much good In In
lereatlng th youna; people by oc
casionally dropping In to see ho
thlnga ar progressing with them and
with their studies. You are especially
Invited on thla occaalon.
Woolsey Paya Hla Fin.
Alfred Woolsey. of Estaeada. who
wss arrested In this city on the charge
of dmnkeness February 6. and who
waa released on the 8th on th prom
lae that he would pay $5 aa aoon as
he made It, sent a remittance thl
week of that amount and now atand
even with the city. All of which goea
to ahow that some good men 1
commit an error, and need an oppor
tunity to atart again. -
REV. PROCTER VILL
STAY IN OREGON CITY
DECIDES THERE ARE MOR
THINGS TO INTEREST HIM
HERE THAN IN EUGENE.
Rev. W. M. Proctor, who waa Invited
to preach at the Flrat Congregational
church In Eugene and to speak at the
Y. M. C. A. In that city, and who later
waa asked If he would Consider a call
If one were extended to him haa, after
giving the matter consideration, de
cided to remain in Oregon City.
' There were some enticing things
In connection with the work In Eu
gene, eapeci"1'? college man who
likea that side of church life, but tax
Ing the aubject up aa a whole there
are more ihlnKS which Interest M
Proctor here and he haa decided to re
main here. All of which will prove
very pleasant newa to hla congrega
tlon In thia city.
Choice Lots In
T. L. Char man
CITY DRUG STORE, . f4
A. O. S. Dlgoatlv tablet ar excel
lent remedy for Dyspepsia 25 and
Prescriptions and Family Rocolpta
filled with pure drugs. Prlcoa reason
CHARMAN A CO. CITY DRUG
Charman Bros.' Block.
DHIPFIT HAT MD
DLHlNI HUl lUI
B. T. McBAIN GIVES VOICE TO
SENTIMENT OF WEST SIDE
BURDEN PLACED ON INDUSTRIES
Official Tell What Hie Concern Haa
Done and lo Doing for City and
County and Explain Present
B. F. McBaln stated yeaterday that
the remarka In the Interview recently
the Enterprise, that annexation
would be a good thing for the West
Bide Mills were certainly very amus
ing. He siatd 'urther:
Of course cannot speak lor tne
Crown Company nor for the Electric
Company, but certainly can for my
own people. The Willamette Pulp and
Paper Company. We look upon thla
annexation scheme aa one of the
vils that must be met every so often.
It comes "up almost every two years
or aa aoon as the Legislators return
from their forty daya and nights of
labors. , It Is stated In olden tlmea
that for a like period the rains fell
nd tbe water rose until toe lands
were flooded and no where could
anything be seen but water, but tbe
only remaining inhabitanta, those In
the Ark. were promised a line riooa
should never be visited upon this
earth. For the past two or three.
possibly more, session of th Oregon
State legislature, th good clUzena
aent there to make law during a
like number of daya and nlghta have
flooded the statute books with law
and efforia which nave done mora
damage to thla atate from an Indus
trial and commercial standpoint than
another flood of olden times could
do. but this Is not exactly to the
point. The new Annexation law ia
little or no different than tbe one
hlch haa existed for yeara. at the
aame time It Is now on th books and
the people, I suppose must try it
nut- hut as far aa annexation to
Oregon City or any other city being
of benefit to the naper mma ta con
cemed It will take mora than the
mere ' atatement to convince tnoa
who ar now called upon to pay a
larse Bortlon ot the present county
tsx, that there will be any, otner
benefit" than naytng over oouoie
the oresent tsx to benefit Oregon
City In th clearing up ot ita indebt
"My people on all occasions have
shown a willingness to be fair, have
helped almoat everything that naa
been undertaken to advertiae or
benefit Oregon City, and at tb pres
ent time nur mill are directly or
Indirectly without exaggeration glv
inr emnlovment to 900 or 1000 peopl
Our own pay roll amounta to cloo
to $50,000 per month at the present
time and 90 per cent of tnia amouni
is without doubt apent In and about
Oregon City. Your poetmaater will
acknowledge that our company'a busi
ness with t'nele Sam- baa been of
benefit to the city and is gradually
"Our mine are provided with the
beat obtainable In the way of fire
equipment, we have a water supply
second to none with a very large
filtering plant, ao there is nothing
to be gained In thoae dlrectlone.
"From my atandpoint, aa a resident
of Gladstone, an out-of-town member
of the Commercial Club and a mem
ber of the Publicity Department of
said Club, giving more or less of my
own and the company time each
week I hope for the good of the
county. ' I consluer that the Mayor.
h. -it. council and all others, who
should be Interested In the welfare!
of the city, should drop tne unpie-.-ant
matter they have suggested, for
Oregon City certainly, during the
past few days, has hsd some very
poor, although I think truthful re
marks, and data given through the
columns of this paper, which Is
rightly opens to the views of those ror
and against annexation or any other
matter of general Interest. If I lived
on the West Side I 'Vrt.a1,,Bf
annexation aa It certainly will he
no one other than those In the city
and I doubt that Oregon City resb
rnn want to see new territory taken
In. I am working for the good of
the county first, the city as a part
thereof. In my position aa member of
tho Publicity Committee and as long
as I am a memner men"
tlnue that policy."
LADIES' AID SOCIAL
AT PAKE CHIP
MOST ENJOYABLE PROGRAM
GIVEN AND A VERY LARGE
The Ladles Aid aoclety of the Park
place Congregational church aad
friBtiria were entertained yeaterday
afternoon by Mrs. A. Coffey and Miss
Avis French at the home of the for
mer at Parkplace. The affair waa In
the form of a St. Patrick party, and
decorations appropriate for the occa
alon wra need In th different rooms.
n...i.. tha afternoon a urogram suit-
akia for this occasion was given, and
among the numbers were the follow-
, , . ... n...n "
Ins;: Trio, -weariua; ot i" v,
lira. Frank Luoaa, Mra. Hendricks,
Mrs. Joseph Brunner; solo, Mrs. A.
A most enjoyable afternoon was
spent, and toaats wer given to th
Irish prasent and those not present
before th departure ot the guests
Several Iriah recitations wer en-
Joyed. Refreshments were served
during the afternoon.-
Present were Mrs. Kalmbacb, Mrs.
W. A. Holme. Mrs. ..Joseph Brunner,
Mrs. John Kent, Mrs. Fellows, Mrs
Rivers, Mrs. Bishop, Mrs. O. L. Clyde,
Mrs. M. Lv Iirayton, Mrs. Munger, Mrs.
J. "t. Apperson, Mrs. LaDeux, Mrs.
Harry Peckover, Mrs. Hendricks, Mrs.
Frank Lucas, Mrs. Frailer, Mrs. A.
Coffey, Mrs. A.. Brown, Mia A via
French, Miss Grace Hendricks, Miss
Catherine Brunner, Miss Fay French,
Prof, and Mrs. Jolley, Miss Horner,
Mis Effle Morri.
CHINA SHOWER TONIGHT.
Lltorary and Musical Program Will B
Given You Ar Invited.
The Mount Pleaaant Civic Improve
ment Club will give a china shower at
th Mount Pleaaant school house this
evening, and all who attend ara to
bring a piece of china, auch as sugar
bowl, creamer or any useful article
to be used at the suppers or socials in
A program of the following numbers
will be rendered during th evening:
Recitation. Lyle and Merle Yexley;
select reading. Miss Lnnle Osborne;
four selections by the ladies' quartet,
Mrs. Thomaa Worley, Misses Maude,
Edith and Mary Reilly, accompanist.
Mrs. Tbomaa Worley; selection, Louis'
ONLY TWO POSSIBLE VACANCIES
AT THIS TIME, WITH SEVERAL
APPLICATIONS ON FILE.
The Gladstone Chautauqua people
wish to give tb W. C. T. U. ladies
one Saturday as a day devoted to the
(uteres' of the W. C. T. U. aa an or
ganization. But the ladle want
another day than Saturday, and the
committee haa been trying to figure
out some other dsy so that thvra may
be no dissatisfaction.
The Chautauqua officers wish to
secure a speaker rrom me Kasi ior
W. C. T. U. day. aa there ia no one
in the West that has not been heard
that the committee would ilk to see
invited for that occasion. But so far
It haa been Impossible to secure Just
th Demon that tbe officers and tne
W. C. T. TJ. can agree upon at th
prlc that th committee feel warrant
ed In paying.
The Bible claaa teacher Is another
position that has not been filled for
certain as yet While this ia an Im
portant post of service the committee
cannot appropriate above a certain
figure and aa money talka it la not
always possible to get what you want
with what you can afford to pay. These
are tb only two" vacancies on the
Chautauqua program at thla time.
DRILL DOYtl 920 FEET
AT STONE OIL WELL
CASING HAS BEEN PUSHED DOWN
TILL FLOW OF WATER HAS
S.'ONE. Or., March 16. (SpD
The drill waa sent down 20 feet today.
On the face of It thla doe not look aa
good aa the reporta tor the paat two
daya. but it Is, Today tn arming
was stopped long enough to put aown
1 more casing, which was don success-
P . . . . i n onn ... t aa.
IUUV. 1 nere mrv mw tcv -
Ing'ln the well and the operators are
satisfied that they have th water en
tirely shut off and that there will be
no further bother from water unless
another vein Is struck.
There were strong Indlcstlons of oil
In nearly every bucket of drillings
brought up today. The drill Is still
passing through the aame ahale of the
past few days asphalt shahs and
this Is an oil-bearing rock or aana.
Prospects ate getting better dally ana
the owner of tne wen are mun
more encouraged each day. if tne
present ratef descent la continued
for a few more daya the 1200 feet
that the well is-to be drilled In will
have been reached. ,
An oil expert from Pennsylvania
was on the ground today the same
one who stopped In Oregon City, men
tion of which wis made in the Morn
ing Enterprise thla week ana ne was
nosing around a little to aee what was
to he seen about the well. The own-
ra of the well are glad to show visit
ors what Is to be seen in cse tne
men come from curiosity. Hut there
was a ausplclon that thla visitor might
not be telling more than half his er
rand. In which case the owners would
not feel like divulging anything.
The deeper the drill goea tne more
excited the people living near the well
become. Cltlrena of Stone take a
mnch Interest In the success ot this
venture aa If they owned the property,
all of which add to the excitement In
cnmmunltV and in' xest wun
which th real owner
put up their
Read the Morntng Enterprise.
A PENNY SAVED IS A PENNY EARNED
SO MANY PEOPLE LIVB IN
Living cheap -taxae love water fro aavlngs largs. Thar ar many
advantage and prlvllogoo afforded th owner of a Clalrmont aorag
tract that cannot b obtained in th city. Aak u abut thorn.
W. F. SCHOOLEY Ct CO.
Both Phone. 1 K . . S12 Main St., Oregon CKy.
CHILD IS KILLED
BY PASSING Mil
WALTER LEWIS, SIX YEARS OLD,
STRUCK BY REAR CAR OP
OMY SMALL BROTHERS WMSSES
Skull Fractured, Young Lad Unflor
for Eighteen Hour, Never R
gaining Consciousness ... . ...
Till H Died.
Walter Lewis, the six year old aon
of Mr, and Mr. Nelson Lewis, living
above. Canemah, waa struck by an
8. P. train Wednesday evening and
died Thursday from the effects of tbe
injury. Waller, with two brothers
I vhrtui A0-M were anH K started to
- -.,, tne tracks near their home
lust as a train came awlftly by. They
pushed the gat open by th side of
tbe track, intending to cross aa aoon
aa the train bad passed. - in some way
Walter waa struck by tb last car of
the train and fell to th aid of the
railway Juat aa th train disappeared
down tbe line.
The two brother wer th only wit
nesses to tbe accident. The older on
I but 8. 11 araot say whether hla
brother stumbled and fell against the
car or whether,' getting too near, the
suction of th swiftly-passing train
drew him to bis death. - -
When the train had passed It was ,
evident to the two boys that something
was wrong with Walter. Th new
waa carried to th mother and Walter
was picked np and carried Into th
bona. Dr. Mount waa at one called
and set about In an effort to save the
life of the little fellow, it being evi
dent that th accident waa a serious
one. ' v .
Examination ahowed that th Utile
lad had been hit on the left aide of
(be head and that his skull waa frac- .
tared.- Everything possible was done
to sat blm bat without effect. The
accident occurred at S-.1S p. m. Wed
nesday and th lad died at 1: JO p. m.
Thursday, at no time regaining con
ctousness. An operation in trephin-.
Ing was undertaken but it waa without
effect so far as saving tbe boy's lit
Naturally, with only children as wit
nesses to the accident tb detail are
meager and the evidence I much of
a circumstantial nature. The) 8. P.
claim agent made as rigid an exami
nation of all tbe circumstance con
nected with tb accident a possible,
and ao far aa he could find tb circum
stances ar a Indicated abov.
The father Nelson ' Lewi waa
away from bom at the time of th
accident, working near Sheridan, Ore
gon. An effort was made to get Into
communication with him to summon v
him home to the funeral.
As soon as the child died Coroner
Fox waa aummoned to hold an Inquest, -which
he did at o'clock Thursday
On examination Coroner Fox found
that tbe skull waa fractured, and It
was that which caused th death of
the child. Dr. Mount waa In attend
ance on the little fellow from th time
of the accident until hla death, 18
hours later. Dr. Fox Impanelled the
following Jury. Fred Osmund, Forbes
Pratt. John Adams, Tho. Myers. Wm.
Wilson and Wm. Howell. Tbe verdict
of th jury was that tbe child came
to his death from being struck by a
passing train running at high speed
on the Southern Pacific Railway.
ANNUAL MEETING OF
BANwUET APRIL 1 WITH ELEC
TION OF OFFICERS AND COM
The annual meeting of th Presby
terian church Is held tbe first of April,
generally on the first day. At this
time the election of officers takea
place and tbe committees of the
church make report. Thla meeting la
made a general clearing house for
In addition to the business feature
of the meeting there Is the social side.
At this meeting there is a banquet to
the members of the church, and
effort is made to have a full attend
ance, of members. The matter of the
banquet for thla year haa been turnofl
over to the ladles of th church and
preparations are nearly complete for a
grand good time on that occasion.
Outside of the election of officers
and the good time that the banquet
promises there la little of moment to
come up in connection with the annual
event thla year. Th church has done
a grant work th past year, and natur
ally th committee reports will show
as much, hence th wisdom of ovry
member being present when th roll
'I,, c,n,d on the night In question.