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ORl'GON CITY, CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 30, 1903. No. 6.
ENTERS A PROTEST
CRITICIZES MRS. M'ADAM.
Say Her Work la OrejM City Schools Was
Not Satisfactory and Her Election to
Eastham School Would Result In Discord.
OREGON CITY, July 27. (To the
Editor of the Clackainas County
Record. ) Last week's Record men
tions a tumor that Mrs. McAdam,
of Tesas, would probably be appointed
principal of the Eastham school, and
goes onto say that "her work was
very satisfactory." Since the Record
w ss not in existence at that time,
this opinion can be based only on
hear say and is to be taken with a
arrarn of allowance. It was uo doubt,
highly satisfactory to herself and the
tamer circle of her personal admirers, ,
'but a great majority of the patrons '.
:and taxpayers do not share this
If a teacher's success is to be tn
if erred from stunning styles of head
gear, military parades and -showy
'entertainments, then this candidate
takes front rank, but if -she is to be
judged by scholarly and intellectual
attainments we cannot reach such a
conclusion. It is true she had on re
cord a state paper:; but this was at
a time when the merest 'nominal re-
quirements, or no requirements except
the pocket book., cold secure one
' She has never tat en an examination
in this county and consistently kept
away f") . 1) -ui'cational meetings,
where she was in danger of-exposing
her mental shallowness.
She gave up her position in Oregon
City at the expiration of her con
tract, Jnne, 1900. Her certificate ex
pired December, 11)00, and it was
;.;"moro'thiln suspeotod that she daro not
'""face the ordua'l of a publio examina-
- Tlio newly elected sperintendent,
who wns a grade teacher during the
McAdam regime, will meet difleulties
enough in her first year of 'administra
tion without embarrasping lier with
needless ones. Should Mrs. McAdam
ha made one of ln-r suVwdiimtts
feminine jealousy would soon find
endless o iportunities for carping
. criticism ana invidious comparisons
with "my husband's" way of doing
It should be our proud ambition to
buil 1 up an efficient educational sys-
tern in Oregon. This can beste done
by recognizing the successful work of
teachers, who Jituve identified them
selves with the interest of our state.
We have scores -of teaohers in Clacka
mas county alone w'ho have demonstrat
ed their efficiency by unqualified suc
cess. If the best positions in the
county are open only to applicants
of unknown or questionable 'antece
dents, what motive remains for the
ambitious home teacher?
We pass Chinese 'exclusion laws,
because the Chinaman is anAmerican
for revenue only, yet it is proposed
'to place our best schools in the charge
of a family whose highest motive ap
pears to be to spend our rev.en.ues in
.Relieving that he voices the senti
ment of a large majority of tike patrons
:and taxpayers of the district, the
wtiter wishes to record an earnest
iprotest against the proposed appoint
ment. Very truly your,
J. C. ZINSER.
RETAIL GROCERS' PICNIC.
Tbutsands of People Crowd Caaenak
Park All Day Sunday.
SCore tthan four thousand people
att4efl the picnic of the retail
grooms At Canemah Park Sunday.
Probably ithree thousand came from
PortlaaA .-and an excursion train
brought down about 1000 from Will
amette Yattey Points, leaving on its
return at i "clock Sunday night
The park was crowded all day and
dancing vm tedulged in in the after
noon and eveaing. The sports and
athletic contests at the park were
varied and intreating and consisted
of races, tugs et war, etc. The
grocerymen defeated the commercial
travelers in a game of base ball by a
.score of 6 to 5. Tlie game was very
rftttertaining and was one of the best
avvMeur exhibitions erT seen on the
grounds. The score was . tied in the
fourth inning and ten insiugs were
pecessry to decide the contest, the
winning run being made in fhe last
half of tli tenth.
This years picnic of the retail
grocers of Portland and the Willam
ette Valley exceeded in popularity
and attendance the picnio of last year
which was JicJfl at Cappmah Park .
,i0I E srNTESTn' I
Valuable Timber Land l!m;eM.."!ed in
Bc.4on County By Spauiuii:g Fairly. ;
a ,?t of grsat importance 1 if
lct -nt v. i l in the United States
l.ar.d i.nj, f) for evcral days past and
was ii.i.v,1 inturday morning.
There u;e ii- ui f(,ar cases involving
a whole s c ti.'.n i.f hm in Benton
County, aboit N'. rnilos west of Cor
vallis. Tho bvrtii:t. in r -8tion is
nmbered 24, in rowv.sU' 1' south,
range seven west. Tlio' )trypi"i r
the Spaulding family, iwr fsv-h-.v, i
the father and grauoVirlur, viu.h oi
them having filed on n it vrr t,-'.-tion
of land as a homeste.v'.. i oir
people have contested the claim sM
the contest of Charles W. Davis y.
Lillian Spaulding occupied the at
tenticu of the land office for three
days, closing last Friday night. One
hundred and twenty pages of testi
mony were taken.
The bouthern Pacific Company is
evidently interested in the claims aa
section 24 lies north of section 25 and
east of section 23. Both sections 23
and 25 belong to the railroad company
and are known as railroad lands. W.
D. Fentou, attorney for the Southern
Pacific Company is the prhioipal
counsel for the entrvmen' and he is
assisted by Attorney Leiter, of Port-
land, and Colonel Robert A. Miller,
of this city. V Hedges & Galloway ap
pear for the contestants. The second
of the contests commenced Saturday
The land is henvily timbered, and
there is about four, million feet of
timber on ench qnnrtor section, a
total of probably 10,000,000 feet in
the section. There nro two sawmills
within five miles of the section.
Tlio contestants charge the entry
n;en with -wont of cultivation, nou
improvetfiput and residence elsowliere
than on their homesteads.
Fred Brakebush Convicted tn the Justice
Court of Criminal Trespass.
Fred Brakenbush was convicted in
the Justice Court last Thursday after
noon of criminal trespass upon "the
property of Mrs. Jesssio Appling.
The defendant was represented by
Attorneys George O. Brownell and
'IfciwaiU M. Brownell who v served
notice of appeal to the Circuit Court.
The testimony showed that Mrs. Ap
pling had purchased a pieoe of land
near Sunnyside together with a right
of way 16 feet wide. This right of
way caused- the controversy which
eventually resulted in tirakebusli's
arrest and prosecution. The Tight of
way runs-from the county road down
to the residence of the owner of the
land.' Brakebush purchased a piece of
property the corner of which adjoins
tlio end of the right of way. He re
garded the lane as one for public
use and hauled wood through it to
the county road. Mrs. Appling
contended that the road had been in
use for many years but only for
private and not publio use. She
ondeavored to arrange , with Brake-
bush to buy a strip of land IS feet
wide and make a 32 foot lane, but
Brakebush did not consent to this
and finally Mrs. Appling closed the
Jane and built fences in two places
to enclose it Wherepon Brakebush
broke down the fences and Mrs.' Appl-.
ing swore to a complaint charging
him with criminal trespass. Justice
Stipp imposed a fine of $50 upon
Brakebush, who will have to give a
bond, pending the appeal.
Weather Report Eron Elliot Prairie.
George Pope sends the following re
port to the weather bureau from the
Elliott Prairie district :
Weather favorable ; spring wheat is
filling well ; oats making large heads
and good straw ; corn is growing nice
ly, and early planted is tasseling;
hemp just starting to bloom ; haying
general ; yield of timothy somewhat
short; .early potatoes show a good
yield; fruit doing well; stock fat;
pastures still good. The warm
weather prevailing during the past
week has been of considerable benefit
to backward plantations, but there is
no improvement noticable in the
stunted roots ; there is less foliage and
laterals are shorter than usual ; malt
hops are just starting to bloom, and
English cluster and fugallg are set
ting strobiles rapidly, and about a
week earlier than last year, which
gives good promise of good fertiliza
tion of the crop, which is likely to be
of Jflne bodied quality ; there are very
few aphis to be found in well cared
for yards ; the yield in this district
will fall below average.
Real property and Chattel Jtfortgage
Joans. Abstracts furnished.
P. B. DIMICK, Attorney at Lw,
Oregon City, Oregon,
COMES TO A CLOSE
:M ANNUAL CHAUTAUQUA
f LV'CLY LT.DLD .-UNDAY.
Session Was Best rniU Most Profitable In
History of Association and Nearly $800
' Remaliis In the Treasury After Debts and
Expenses Are Paid.
.TJin tenth annual assembly of the
'"Yi.inu-rto Valley Chautauqua Asso
rt iii.ri came to an end last Sunday
niu'.it. The session just closed was
t'm most successful and profitable in
li." history of the association and
the board of directors is very well
pleased over the result. After all
debts aro paid the association will
have between .$700 and fSOO in its
treasury which may be expended in
any manner the directors see fit. The
aggregate receipts for the thirteen
days of the session were $5000. Lnst
Sunday was supposed to be a dull day
ai d Secretary Cross said he would be
satisfied if the receipts of tho day
were sufficient to pay the gate keepers
and marshals, but he was more than
pleased to learn that over 600 day
tickets were punched at the main gate;'
during the day.
Sunday many of the enmpers pre
pared to depart and Monday morning
the- vast expanse of grounds was in
confusion. Tents were being taken
down and camping articles were being
rapidly packed. By Monday night
the park at Gladstone, which has
boon the scene of bustle and enjoy
ment for the pact two weeks, was
practically drserted for Janother year.
Sunday school was held 'Sunday
morning under the direction of Rev.
Howard N. Smith,' and sermons were
preached in the afternoon and even
ing by Rev. J. Whitcomb Brougher,
of Clmtanooga, Teun. In the after
noon a sacred coucert was given by
lio Chemawa Indian Band. '
A scaro alarmed the passengersto
Portland on the train Saturday night.
A rumor was curront that an at
tempt would be made to hold up the
train to Portland and Superintendent
L. R. Ffli'ds and a dozen special men
were on the tw.in armed to the teeth.
But nothing happend and either the
supposed highwnymen were informed
of tho plans for defense or the report
was a canard. Probably here wns
nothing in the foundation for the
Unstinted praise is due Secretary
Harvy E. Cross, for the a lie manner
in which he has handled tho assembly
and for tho months of labor that he
has put in to make the assembly suc
cessful in every particular.
RESOURCES OF THE STATE.
Attractive Booklet Jssued by the 0- &
N. Co. and Ihe S. P. Co.
The passenger departments of the
Orgeon Railroad & Navigation Com
pany and the Southern Pacifio Com
pany Hues in Orepon have issued an
attractive booklet descriptive of the
resources of the states of Oregon,
Washington and Idaho. Its author
is Rinaldo M. Hall, advertising agent
of the O. R. N. Typographically
and in every other way the book
is a gem. Not the least of the good
things inside its covers is the map of
the three states showing the lines of
the railroad companies. Every town
on the lines of the two roads is writ
ten up and the illustrations are hand
some and tasty. Pictures are shown
of agricultural and horticultural pro
ducts and the twenty-one chapters
of the book are devovted to school
advantages, climate, soil, grain grow
ing, grasses and forage plants, dairy
ing, stock raising, fruit culture, veg
etable products, bop raising, lumber
industry, mining, fish and fishing, ir
rigation, markets, railroads and many
other features. Four cents will bring
anyone a copy of the book, which
should be in the hands of everyone, by
addressing A. L. Craig, general pas
senger agent of the Oregon Railroad
& Navigation Company or W. E. Co
man, general freight and passenger
agent of the Southern Pacifio Com
pany, Portland, Oregon.
Ensign W. R. Crabtree, of the Sal
vation Army, has a project on foot to
purchase the property on which stands
the hall now used for a barracks by
the salvation Army. The land and
building are owned by a Chicago
man and he has offered it to the Army
for $850. Of this sum, $300 must be
paid by September 1 and the balance,
$550, within 18 months from Septem
ber 1. - Ensign Crabtree will go to
work at once in an endeavor to raise
the money neceg'ary for the first payment.
JNO. B. DIMICK DIES.
Prominent Citizen of Marion County and
Father of Oregon City's Mayor.
John B. Dimick, the father of May
or Grant B. Dimick, of this city, died
e..rly Tuesday morning at his home
near Hubbard, of pneumonia, which
he contracted while on a trip to Wil
hoit Springs. Mayor Dimick went to
Hubbard on Tuesday morning's train
to attend the funeral.
John B. Dimick was born in Boone
County, 111., September 20, 1840.
He crossed the plains with his parents
at the age of seven years. He lived
quietly at the farm, which his father
purchased on French Prairie, spending
all "the time possible in school. In
18"i8-50" lie attended Willamette Uni
versity. His father died in 1859.
At the outbreak of the civil war
Mr. Dimick enlisted in a company of
cavalry and later assisted in organiz
ing a regiment of infantry, in which
he served in Oreogu and Washington
until the close of the war.
In 1880 Mr. Dimick was elected to
the state senate as a Republican. In
1890 he voted for Bryan and in 1900
was a candidate om the Democratic
legislative ticket in Marion County,
and again in 1902. He met defeat in
John B. Dimick was a man of sterl
ing character ana always Jield the
respect and admiration of his fellow
citizens. He loaves large family
of sons to niouru their loss.
TUBERCULOSIS CAUSED DEATH.
Mrs. Joseph R. Smith Passed Away at
Her Home In West Oregon City.
Mrs. 'Joseph R. Smith died Sunday
night at her home in West Oregon
City of tuberculosis and her funeral
was held from the family reidenche
at 10 o'elovk Tuesday morcing. The
interment "was in Clackamas.
Mrs. Smith was a woman of advanced
years and was highly respected in this
community, where she was well
known. "She was born near Nashville,
Tenn., and was married at Gaines
villo, Ark., in 18G0. They came to
Oregon in 1879 and one year after their
arrival her husband passed away, in
1880. By heroio efforts she kept to
gether hor four little children nntil
tiiey were able to support her.. A year
ago nor daughter aioa or tuberculosis
and Mrs. Smith contracted the dread
desease through nursing her. Siie is
survived by three sons. Erastus A
Thomas A. and Mathew S. Smith.
The latter is employed in the Baudon
woolen mills and all were present at
her bedside at her death. The eldest
son, Erastus A., is a student of Mc
Minnville College, and is well known
throughout the state of Oregon and
Washington in collegiate and oratori
cal circles. ,
Deatn of Seth Austen.
Seth Austen died Sunday at the
home of his son-in-law, William Mat
toon at Viola last Sunday, aged nbou
60 years. Austen was one of the best
known timber men in tho county. He
leaves a large family and had been
a resident of Clackamas County for
80 years. The funeral was held at
Viola Monday. Austen preempted
a homestead in the Cascade Forest
Reserve a number of years before the
establishment of the reserve in 1893.
The homestead contains 151. 73 acres
and the patent was issued to Austen
May, 2, 1903. Austen drove a stae
in the Blue Mountains many years
ago and many stories are related of
his experiences. At one time he en
tered into a i.eal with some road
agents to rob the stage which he was
driving. He quietly informed tho
authorities and on the trip in which
the holdnp was to take place, he took
with him a number of armed men and
the resnlt was that the whole body
of desperadoes was captured.
Death Caused by Anisiuesla.
The body of Mrs. Magpie Coetjen
was shipped last Wednesday morning
to Grass Valley for interment, after
being embalmed. The circumstance
surrounding the death of Mrs. Coetjen
were sad. With her husband, Charles
Coetjen, she arrived here a short time
ago from their home in Grass Valley
to pay a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Steel
Hamilton, who reside on Fifth and
Monroe streets. Mrs. Coetjen's maid
ean name was Maggie Martin and her
home before her marriage was at
Maple Lane. She was married three
months ago. She was taken ill sud
denly at midnight Snnday night and
death came at 2 o'clock Monday after
noon. Her death was caused by
anisthesia. Mr. Coetjen acoompanined
his wife's remains to Grass Valley,
where the interment took place.
Beatie & Beatie, dentists, Weinhard
building, rooms 16, 17 and 18.
A Smiling Face
Indicates a good digestion,
both yott must have good
Fresh Fruits and
New Breakfast Food
Carolina Rice Flakes
Sole Agent For
TX J -J
A. Robertson, 7th Street Grocer
BANK OF OREGON CITY
The Pioneer Bank of Oregon City. Established in 1581.
Deposits received subject to check.
Interest paid on Time Deposits.
Money to loan on favorable terms. .
County and City Warrants bought..
Wo buy and sell drafts and exchange on all parts of the
,' United States and Europe.
CHARLES H. CAUFIELD, Manager. E. G. CAHFJ.ELD, Cashier.
It's easy with out
arid by combining
others in out Co-operative
plan, yot can
within a short time
OWN YOUR HOME
Payments less than rent will pay for a house
and lot or a farm; payments less than yoor intesest
will wipe oat your mortgage if yon are now
I plan of Co-oper-
ation is the most I
practical and the
ever offered in
Death of Dora Stover.
Dora Stover, the 21-year old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. William Stover,
of this city, died at 4 o'clock last
Thursday morning at the family resi
dence near the Barclay school. The
girl had been ill with consumption
forjseveral years and her death was
not unexpected. She had many friends
in this city. The funeral took place
Sunday afternoon from the residence.
Rev. Young was the officiating clergv
man at the services. The interment
was in Mountain View Cemetery.
The funeral was attended by many
members of Sola Circle, Women of
Woodcraft, of which order deceased
was a member.
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Losses Are Adjusted.
W. H. Howell, superintendent of
the Orgeon City water commission.
and Mr. Honeyman, of Portland, have
adjusted the loss caused by the recent
fire in the Oregon City Manufacturing
Company's woolon mills. Mr. Howell
represnted the woolen mills company
and Mr. Honeyman the board of fire
underwriters. The losses will be
divided between 60 companies a
will total about $100,000. Tho debri
left by the Are is being removed and
the work of reconstrcution will b&
commenced without delay. Probably
six mouths will elapse before the work
will be completed but in the meautime
work in the mills will progress.