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OREGON CITY, CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1903.
A $100,000 BLAZE
Fire Destroyed a Portion of
Oregon City Woolen Mills.
Flames Threaten Destruction of Ad
joining Buildings, But They Are
Saved Through Hard Work
of Brave Firemen.
Spontaneous combustion in a car
bonizer in the pullery room of the
Oregon City Manufacturing Com
pany's woolen mills Tuesday night
caused a fire that destroyed the pul
lery, dye house, machine shops,
picker house and boiler house. The
fird was discovered shortly after
half past eight Tuesday night by the
watohman and he imediately went
across the street to the Cataract Hose
Company's house and turned in the
alarm. In a few , minutes the flames
were burning furiously and every
thing pointed to the total destruc
tion of the mills. The'flre laddies
were quiohly on the scene and got
down to work without delay. Wil
ling hands were there to aid in the
labor of saving valuable property.
For a little "while the water pressure
was low and the flames gained, a great
deal of headway going from the pul
ley to the picker house. The wind
was blowing briskly from the north
east and the flames endangered the
Portland Flourinar Mills, the Oresron
Railway and Navigation ConipanyV
docks and the Crown Paper Com
pany's pulp mill.
R. O. Ganong, agent for the Portland
Flouring Mills Company '8 branch, was
in his office when the alarm was
turned in. Rushing out, he secured
help, and inside of ten minutes had a
stream of water on the roof and end
of the O. R. & N. warehouse. He re
alized that the only salvation of his
mill and of the adjoining property
was prompt taction. Some fears
were felt for the pumping station of
the city water works as it is encased
in wood but the stationwas never in
danger. A part of the shingled roof
of the warehouse of the dock was
Down at Gladstone Park United
States Senator Jonathan Prentiss Dol
liver, of Iowa, was entertaining a
vast audience in the auditorium.
About 0 o'clock he noticed that he did
not have the undivided attention of
- his audience, some of whom com
menced to get up and leave the auditor
Jum quietly. Finally a telephone mes
sage reached the Chautauqua ground
and it was announced from the plat'
form that the Oregon City woolen
mills were on fire and that all fire
men that were in the audience were
' requested to go to the scene with all
possible Bpeed. Men rushed frantic
ally to the Gladstone station of the
Oregon Water Power & Railway Com'
pany, only to find that their haste
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did not come through until ten o'clock,
right on sohedule time, but the wait
seemed endless to the anxious watch
en. The scene from the auditorium
was terrifying and Jlooked as though
all of Oregon City was burning.
Led by Chief Ruoonich, the fire
men fought bravely. They were here
there and everywhere and braved
dangers without flinching. I Streams
of water were turned on the main
building and 'on the blazing wood
piles between the brick mill and the
burning structures with good effect
Chief David Campbell, of the Port
land Fire Department, was notified
that assistance might be necessary and
IS IN FULL SWING
CHAUTAQUAS IN SESSION AT GLAD'
Dolllver Has Qlveo Two Lectures and Bur.
dene Is Now the Center ot Attraction-
Baseball Is a Feature.
had apparatus ready to leave Portland
on ten minutes notice but gradually
after a stubborn resistance the flames
were placed under control and out
side help was not required.
G. O. Fields, assistant superinten-
dant of the O. W. P. & R. Co. was
active in saving the cars on the side
track leading down to the river bank
behind the mills and in taking meas
ures for the preservation of the new
warehouse of the company.
In the main building the windows
of the upper floor were broken in and
water was thrown on the eaves and on
the roof from the inside of the build
ing. The weaving room was sat
urated with water and all the goods
on that floor were ruined. Streams of
water were played on the interior of
the building and everything was
The bravery of the volunteer fire
men were remarkable. Men took
chances that were startling and to
this alone is due' the saving of a vast
amount of property. Vice-President
C. 'G. Jacobs-arrived from' 'Portland
4. few minutes after 11 o'clock. He
presented eaoh of the drenched fire
men with a 'new woolen shirt and
oitizens procured hot ooffee and sand
witches for the tired workers.
At 11 o'clock the flames were under
control but yesterday morning the
firemen ' were still at work with
streams of water upon the ruins.
Twisted iron and machinery in fun
astio shapes gathered large crowds
during the day. The big smoke stack
fell across the roof of the brick mill.
Large shipments of wool had recently
been received and nearly all of this
destroyed. Everything between
the main building and the river is
gone and the loss will aggregate
$100,000, and practically the whole
amount is covered by insurance.
Large quantities of oil were stored
in the picker house and this only
added fury to the flames. President
Adolph Jacobs left Sunday for New
York city with the intention of secur
ing orders for the coming year's work.
It is expected that the mills will
be out of commission for three or four
months. The burned buildings will
be rebuilt at once and new machinery
About five years ago fire destroyed
everything except the main building
and the pullery and in 1876 the mills
were entirely destroyed by fire.
The Willamette Valley Chautauqua
ssembly is in fall swing and Glad
stone1 Park is a lively scene with its
hundreds of campers and daily visi
tors. Tuesday was the opening day
and the main feature was the address
of Senator Dolliver, of Iowa. Sen
ator Dollivor delivered his second ad
dress Wednesday afternoon and last
night the speaker was. Rabbi Wise,
The baseball games are exoiting a
great deal of interest and one is sched
uled for every afternoon during the
assembly except Sundays. Chemawa
beat Sunnyside Tuesday and yester
day the Schillers were victorious over
Oregon' City by a score of 18 to 10.
Today is W. O. T. U. Day and this
afternoon's program is given up to
them. Tonight Bob Burdette, the
famous humorist, will lecture and he
will also deliver a lecture tomorrow
This year's session promises to be
very successful and profitable. The
program is excellent and the weather
is auspicious. The ball game tomor
row will be between Oregon City and
TO GIVE SOCIAL.
REISSUE OP BONDS.
Maple Grange Will Entertain at Its Hall
Next Saturday Night,
Maple Lane Grange, Patrons of
Husbandry, will give an entertain
ment and social in the Grange Hall,
at Maple Lane, Saturday next. The
following program hus been ar
Recitation, "A Dispatch to Fairy
Mr. Henrici, Fred Wornms
Recitation, "The Perverse Hen" .. . .
Farce, "A Night in a Bleeping-Car"
Mrs. Roberts.... Mrs. O. W. Swallow
Aunt Mary Mrs. A. J. Lewis
The Calif ornian Mr. A. J. Lewis
Mr. Roberts Ben Beard
Willis Campbell Laurence Mautz
Man in Upper berth. . .Clarence Allen
Conductor C. W. Swallow
Porter John D. Darling
Mrs. Laurence Mautz, Mr. and
Mrs. Beard, Wallace Lewis.
Directors May Take Advantage of Daly
School Fund Unless Interect Is Reduced. .'
The board of school direotors of the
Oregon City schools held a meeting
Monday night and transacted routine
bsidness. The directors were unable
to agree on the selection of a prinolpal
of the Eastham school. A large num
ber Of 'applications are on file and tl
matter was laid over until another
meeting. A special meeting will
probablyjbe called later in the month
to elect a principal and to let the
contract for wood to be used during
the next school year. Several bids
have been received and the janitors
of the buildings are inspecting the
wood that has been submited. Plans
and specifications for ' the conections
of both the Barclay and Eastham
schools with the main sewers are
being arranged, and connections will
be made as soon as practicable.
The direotors discussed the matter
of reissuing bonds. Ten years ago
bonds were sold to the amount of
$0000, with 6 per cent interest. These
bonds were known as 10-20 bonds,
renewing the issue for another
ten years, with the same rate of
interest. The passage of the Daly
law, which enabled school districts,
that have complied with the law, to
borrow money from the state school
fund at 6 per cent interest, has
placed the board in in a position
where they may take the bonds out
of the hands of the Eastern bond
holders, unless the holders will agree
to reissue for 10 years at 5 per cent.
Should the holders of the bonds refuse
to . take up bonds for another term
at 5 per cent, the directors will take
advantage of th Daly law. Nego
tiations are now under way with
the bond holders.
Mrs. Noe Not Seriously Injured.
Judge Ryan returned Tuesday night
from Needy, where he went to make
an inspection of the bridge which
gave way Sunday night, precipitating
Mrs. Noe and a party of three others
into the Molalla river. He found that
Mrs. Noe' s injuries were not serious
and she will probably be around and
about in a few days. Her sister was
slightly bruised. The other members
of the party were not injured. One of
the men of the party was walking
behind the carriage and he was
thrown by a loosened plank to the
bank. The bridge was not an old
one "and was built ten years ago.
Judge Ryan says that one of the sills
gave way and the bridge slid into the
river. He arranged for a foot and
horse bridge and a ford for teams.
R. L. Holman,
Oregon City, Or.
Proposed Postoffice Improvement.
Postmaster Tom P. Randall is try
ing to induoe the department to en
large the quarters of the postoffice here
as they are entirely inadequate for
the business of the office. The store
which has been the postoffice build
ing has closed its 'doors. The rent of
the building is $40 monthly and of
this amount, the department allowed
25 and the store paid the balance.
The Odd Fellows offered its building
on the opposite side of the . street
from the present location of the post
office, to the department for $85 per
month and agreed to put in office
furniture and fixtures to the value of
3u00 and fit the building up in first
class shape. But the department could
not see its way to accept the proposal.
Postmaster Randall is embarrassed
over . the cramped quarters, which
will all the more '.difficult to work in
after the establishment of the new
free rural route through Mount Pleas
ant and New Era.
A Smiling Face
Indicates a good digestion,
both you must have good
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Best in the City
New Breakfast Food
Carolina Rice Flakes
Sole Agent For . . .
A. Robertson, ' rth Street Grocer
Dyeing at Johnson's
hhhhmm BARBER SHOP
LEAVE ORDERS FOR DYEING AND CLEANING. '
Our representative will be in Oregon City Tuesdays
Gents Clothing Cleaned, Colored and Repaired.
All work left at Johnson's Barbor Shop will receive
OREGON STEAM DYING AND CLEANING WORKS
853 Burnside Street, Cornor 8th, Portland, Ore. "'
Ora Watson Sent to Asylum.
Ora Watson was examined by
Justice of the Peace Levy Stipp Tues
day afternoon and committed to the
asylum, where she was taken Tues-
night by Sheriff Shaver and her sister
Myrtle Watson. Ora Watson ran away
from her grandfather's home Monday
afternoon. She was apparently insane
and her relatives were intending to
have sent to the asylum on the advice
of the family physician. After, leav
ing the house she wandered around
in Kansas City addition until 9
o'clock Monday night when she took
a car for Portland. The cohduotor of
the car ascertained that she had no
money and that there was something
wrong with the girl and when the
car arrived in Portland he turned her
over to the police. Tuesday morning
the auhorities here were notified and
Jailer Nehren, with the sister and
brother of the girl went to Portland
and brought her home.
BANK OF OREGON CITY
The Pioneer Bank of Oregon City. Established in 1881. -
Deposits received subject to check.
Interest paid on I lme Deposits.
Money to loan on favorable terms.
County and City Warrants bought.
Wc buy and sell drafts and exchange on all parts of the
United States and Europe.
CHARLES H. CATJFIELD, Manager. , E. G. CAUFDSLD, Cashier.
Excursion From Dayton Sunday.
Mangaer P. G. Shark, of the Ore
gon City baseball club, has arranged
an excursion from Dayton to this city
next Sunday. .The steamer Modoc has
been engaged and will leave Dayton
at 8 A. M. , Mission at 9, Dundee
at 0 :15, New berg at 9 :80, Ohampoeg
at 10, Butteville at 10:15 and Wilson
vile at 10:45. The - steamer will
arrive at Oregon City at noon, leaving
here at 6 P. M., and arriving at Day
ton at 8:80 P. M. With the excursion
will come the St. Paul base ball team
and a game will be played between
St. Paul and Oregon City at the
Oanemah Park grounds. Dancing
will be held in the pavilion to the
musio of Turney's orchestra. The last
excursion from Dayton last May was
very successful and the promoters of
this one anticipate a large crowd
and an enjoyable time.
Real property and Chattel Mortgage
loans. Abstracts furnished.
G. B. DIMICK, Attorney at Law,
Oregon City, Oregon.
New School District. ,
The district boundary board of
Clackamas County, consisting of the
county judge, school superintendent
and clerk, has granted the petition
of the Concord school district for
devislon of the district. The petition
was agreed ,to by nearly all of the
voters in the distriot, and the new
district will cut off that portiion of
the district in which the little town
of Oak Grove is situated. The place
has sprung up and grown within a
year, until it 'has reached such pro
portions todemand a school house of
its own. As soon as Superintendent
Zinser takes the necessary steps, the
voters of then new district will hold
a meeting and elect officers.
Suit to Recover Property.
David A. Close, through Hedges &
Galloway, his attorneys, has filed a
suit in the Circuit Court against Mary
Olson, to recover lots 0, 7 and 8, in
block 4, in Edgewood. The com
plaint alleges that on November 11,
1901, Close delivered to a third person
a deed to the property, to be held in
escrow until his death, when it should
be given to the defendant. Mary
Olsen wrongfully obtained possession
of the deed which she had recorded.
The plaintiff asks for the annullment
and cancellation of the deed.
The Landlord is Going to Raise Your Rent
He has been wanting to for a long time and now that the Fair is councr
he has a good exouse for doing so and he is going to do it.
YOU DON'T NEED TO PAY IT.
Nineteen cents a day will pay for a 11000 home. ' Thirty-eight cents a
day will pay for a $2000 home.
julin 'i'iiis r it AXriivH Aii uujJitt, xou duv any nome or iarm you
want. You pick it out your self, we will pay for it. No interest. You
simply pay $1000 for a $1000 home. Could anything be easier? You are
paying more than that now for rent. What is the use of helping the rioh get
richer. Did You ever see a millionaire who made his money by days labor.
You never did nor you never will You must invest -your money in order to
make anything. You must combine and co-operate with others if you are to
make money without the hardest kind of knocks. The laboring classes are
getting in worse condition every day. jnow tms is a call irom laboring me
to laboring men to combine. Don't be a mugwump. Dont' be superstitious. It
is.by the use of their brains that capital suceeds in holding you where yoa
are. With the little money that most of us have we can do nothing. Is
order to fight capital with their own weapons WE MUST COMBINE. J.
Peirpont Morgan has some fine Ideas. We can put them in practice as well aa
he can. Don't put it off. Aot immediately.' Every rent payer, or man who
wants to better his condition ; every man who pays interest must be enrolled
in our Fraternal Order by the last of this month. If you have to wait whea
you come up to be enrolled that is all right. It will pay you to do it. It
you cannot come in fill out the following application and mail it to us.
ORDER OF FRATERNAL HOME BUYERS,
I wish to become a member of your order and secure a home on youi
)lan provided I find nothing objectionable in the plan on reading over your
iterature. Please hold the lowest number open on your books for me aula
send mefurther particulars Very sincerely yours,
This will suffice to hold the matter open for you until
person or until we can write you further particulars of our plan.
obligate you to anything.
the lowest number open for you
can come im
It does not
The only thing the application doea is to holfl
until you can investigate. You are sure to
become a member as soon as you understand, and it will pay you to send im
the application if you cannot come immediately as we cannot place every
one in their homes at once and our motto is "fiirst come, first served. " Oar
offices are open until 6.80 P. M. each evening to accomodate those who cannot
come to be enrolled during the day Kememoer tms is an organization d
laboring men for laboring men and if you become'one of us yoa have a voioo
in the transaction of the business Our object is to stop your rent bilL lira
your mortgage or to offer you an investment that will net you more th
your labor will earn you.
Lsi us repeat, oon t De superstitious, it costs notning to investigate an
if you cannot come immediately send in the application and this announce
ment is your authority to reclaim the same ifyou do not find everything
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