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Clackamas County Record
Published Every Thursday by
THE RECORD PUBLISHING COMPANY.
Entered January C, 1903, at Oregon
City, Oregon, as second-class matter,
nnder the Act of Congress of March 3,
Subscription Per Year 11.00
Advertising Rates on Application.
LOYALTY TO HOME INTERESTS.
One of Oregon City's long estab
lished business houses has ceased to
exist. E. J. McKitrick lias closed
liis doors. Observation has led us to
believe that neither lack of business
ability or presence of extravagant
habits so detrimental to business sac
cess have played their part here, but
that the people's lack of loyalty to
home institutions tells the whole
story. Men whose whole property in
terests lies , in Oregon City, and
whose hope and dependence is his
prosperity, refuse to comprehend the
situation. Cities with resources as
abundant as ours have seen their "va
cant row," their crumbling structures
and their pride's decay. The men
who have spent the toil of their best
years in building may well exercise
the wisdom of their later years in
the preservation of the fruits of their
industry. Progress is the 'watchword
of the age. Is Oregon City to lng in
the onward march? Let us go forward
for a while.
LACK OF LNTHUSIASM.
One of the greatest obstacles in the
way of its success that the Lewis &
Chirk Centennial innnt overcome is
tho unsurpassed apathy and lack of
enthusiasm of Oregon's people. Such
an institution in Seattle would by
this "time have had the whole state
of Washington aroused to a fover
heat. This conservatism that makes
for us unsurpassed protection and m
enrity to investments is in this in
stance a real barrier to progress.
livery hamlot and village and town
should keep alive to the fact that we
are to have a great celebration. It is
the state of Oregon that is promoting
the 1905 exposition the state's me
rropoiJB is tuning tne lead as she is
expected to do. As Portland prospers
or declines the business interosts of
the whole state flourishes or fail.
This closely are our interests linked
to those of our chief city. Being all
in the same boat let us all pull to
gether for together we sink or swim.
CORRUPT AND CONTENTED.
""Corrupt and contented": this con
dition, to her niiHpeaKablo shamo,
is Biiid to have como over tho great
city of Philadelphia. Were she cor
rupt only, and struggling valiantly
to rid herself of tho moiiHtei that do
praves young manhood and that
blights the hope and numbs tho am
bition of youth, her niisfortuno would
not be so deplorable. But to bo sat
isfied with it all : what hope can we
iiud in this for tho triumph of Ameri
We cry out against our Southern
Brother for his denial of suffrage to
the ignorant black. Yet it is an
admitted fact that the respectable
citizen is without voice or influence
in tho government of Philadelphia.
Her press ventured a protest against
tho prevalent lawlessness and cor
ruption and was forthwith gaged by
a stringent libel law. Can men be
taught that honor is an empty word?
That theft may be legitimized?
That corruption and crimo are a part
of American institutions?
Wiio will look on Philadelphia's
truly pitiable condition, and com
mend machine rule and a bosses dom
ination of publio affairs. ? It lias
been said that no rage is like unto
that of a maddened sheep. And it is
jKiHsiblo for oven a sheep to be pro
voked to rage.
Reports of tho harvest yield are
coming in from the wheat producing
states of the East. They show a
yield of 8 to 13 bushels to the aero.
Crops are much below the farmers
expectations and out here in the West
we read a little between the lines.
Such a falling off in production fore
tells good prices for next fall Not
only this; we are entitled to presup
pose that there will bo increased
, numbers of applicants for our Westorii
farms where are yearly grown 23 to
40 bushels of wheat to the acre.
That is what Clackamas County
wants. More men to till her idle
fields and to develop her latent in
dustries. That is what she is going
With little warning death has
taken from us a neighbor of sterling
worth and exemplary manhood. When
the country round about there was a
wilderness peopled only with savages,
J. B. Dimick was fighting the battle
of the pioneer soldier. He has stood
ever siuce foremost in the ranks of
those who have contended for good
citizenship and good government.
Mr. Dimick has won considerable
distinction in publio affairs but much
more tiian tnat, lie lias won a warm
place in the hearts of all who knew
him. His cheerful smile, his genial
soul and kind words of encouragement
have served to lighten many a heavy
We may not question why the Mas
ter has called. It is His will. God's
will be done.
An apt cartoon, illustrative of the
Russian situation, is going the rounds
of prominent newspapers. A monster
bear (Russia) is chained near the
gate, (the harbor of Manchuria), a
Chinaman is perched in a tree as near
as he dare approach, whom. Uncle
Sam, near by, orders to open the gate.
The reply of the wily Celestial is
"You cachee the bear."
This is the wholejfstory. England,
Japun and the United States are all
demanding that the ports be opened
to commerce. None seem inclined
however to catchee the bear.
Miss Zilpha Galloway leaves next
Tuesday for Yaquina Bay for a two
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Clark re-
turned Saturday morning from a two
Otis Patterson, ex-Receiver of The
Dalles land office, was in the city on
business last Thursday.
Mrs. Frank T. Barlow attended
the grand lodge of the Degree of
Honor in Portland last week.
Mrs. P. H. Hatch, of Portland, was
the guest'of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Kel
ly at Gladstone Park, last week.
Y. A. Huntley leaves the lastof this
week for Denver, Colo., on a business
trip and will be absent about one
State Land Agent J. W. Morrow
was in this city last Thursday on
business in the United States Land
Robert F. Caufleld and Ernest
Leighton left Saturday for a trip to
Cripple Creek at the headwaters of
the Clackamas .
Attorney"Gilhert L. Hedges returnod
Friday night from Prineville, whore
he has been on land office business for
tho past fortnight.
Attorney W. H. Conyers, of Clats
Sanie, is in this oity nttonding the
great council ' of Oregon, Improved
Order of Rod Men.
Wm. C. A. Pohl, C. E. Foster, Dr.
H. L. Hondresou and Andrew Mo
Crosky, of Astoria, are attending the
L O. R. M. great council in this city.
Mrs. James Rintoul, who has been
visiting her parents, Judge and Mrs.
T. F. Cowing in this city for the past
month, loft Wednesday for her liome
in Seattle, accompanied by her infant
son and nurse.
Judge L-vy Stipp, Ted Osmund,
Harry E. Draper and Dr. Hugh S.
Mount will leave August 8 for a
week's hunting and fishing trip on
Alsea River. They will go to
rail and will take
George Ely, formerly a partner in
the firm fo Ely Bros., will open a
grocery Jstore at Elyville about the
first of August. This will make two
stores at Ely, which is steadily in
creasing in population.
Charles V. Brown, of the shoe
house of Peterson & Brown, of Astoria
was in the city yesterday morning.
Mr. Brown is chairman of the Astoria
regatta committee and was here in
the interest of tho regatta.
Mrs. II. , aneo Clymer, the wife of
Dr. Clymer, with her children, vis
ited friends at Gladstone last Thurs.
day. Mrs. Clymer is a neiee of Ex
bovornor Geor and was boru in the
Waldo Hills. She is now a resident
of Phcenix, Arizona.
Mrs. . Gilbert Beattio, who has
been visiting relatives in Eugene for
tho past six weeks, returned home
Tuesday night. Prof. Beattio is pre
paring to move into his residence in
West Oreiron City, where he will live
during his incumbency as principal
of the est Oregon City schools.
Dr. R. B. Bontie, who has been
rusticating on his Beaver Creek
ranch for the past month will return
in a few days. Upon his return Dr.
A. L. Boatio will go to the hoad-
wators of the Molalla for an outing
of several weeks, after which he will
probably go to the Coast for tho re
mainder of his vacation.
Dr. Joseph Welch, formeily a resi
dent of this city, was in town Wednes
day and made an entry in for a home
stead in.the land office. Since ho left
Oregon City ho has'married and Mrs.
Welch is a sister of Miss Margaret
Lougacre, who appeared at the Chau
tauqua Assembly. Dr. Welch is now
residing in Silvertou.
Miss I'-ell Crouse of Sa letu is the
guest of relatives and fricu.is in Ore
Mort Cockrell left Monday morning
for a few days' visit with friends and
relatives in Albany.
Miss Bessie Kelly leaves next Satur
day for Clatsop Beach, where she will
visit friends for a short time.
William Shehan left with his wife
Monday afternoon for Tacoma to
spend a two weeks' vaction.
City Recorder Bruce C. Curry re
turned home yesterday after a week's
visit with his family at Yaquina Bay.
Mrs. H. L. Kelly left Wednesday
for Tacoma for a week's visit with
her son, Fielding S. Kelly and wife.
Miss Helen Calbreath, of Salem,
who conducted the class in art at the
Chautauqua Assembly r left for home
lasc Sunday night.
Miss Dorothy Chase arrived Monday
morning from San Franicsco for
fortnight's visit witl) her mother and
sisters in this city.
Merle" Johnson, who occupies i
position on the San Francico Ex
aminer, was in this city this week
on visit to his parents.
Mrs. D. L. Paine and daughter,
Miss Kitty, left Tuesday morning
for Newport to spend the summer at
their cottage on the Bay.
Roy Wittschen has purchased an in
terest in the Oregon City machine
shop, and the firm will hereafter be
known as Bucklein & Wittschen.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McKay and Miss
Bessie Grant left Wednesday for a
six weeks visit with relatives and
friends at British Columbia points.
Agent C. B. Frissell, of the South
ern Pacific Company, sold over 6000
tickets for .the Chautauqua Aessembly
at Gladstone Park during the session
of 13 days. (
Mies Neita Bennett, of The Dalles,
left for home Monday morning, after
a two week's visit at the home of
Judge and Mrs. William Galloway at
Bishop B. Wistar Morris of the
diocese of Oregon, will be in the city
Sunday, August I, and will administer
the rites of confirmation to a class at
St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Wheeler Church leaves today for
the toll gate on the Mout Hood and
Barlow road on a camping expedi
tion. Next Sunday Mrs. Churoh and
son, James W. Chuch, will lnot them
Miss Bessie Sleight left Monday for
Cauby for a week's visit with her
aunt. She was accompanied by Miss
Mary Scougall, of Portland, who was
the gaest of Miss Sleight during the
Chautauqua Assembly. ' ;.J
T. W. Clark, manager of the Bandon
Woolen mills, who returned last week
with Mrs. Clark from a two months
trip in the east, loft Sunday morning
for Bandon. His mill will soon be
removed to North Bond on Coos Bay.
Charles A. Miller returned Sunday
from Alaska, where he inspected the
mines belonging to an association of
Oregon City people. The mines
develop a product used in the manu
facture of steel. and it is of inmisenso
Rev. P. K. Hammond and family
left this week for an outing near
Richfield, WTash. They will be ab
sent three weeks. Mr. Hammond
will return every Sunday for tle
morning and evening sevice in St.
Deputy Master Fish Warden Her
man A. Webster, of the state Fish
Commission, was in tho city Monday.
He is getting a crew of men to take
to tho upper hatchery on the Clacka
mas River. Active work will com
mence August 1 and will continue
S:iiunnl Roake, the well known
florist of this city, has been elected
grand inside watchman of the Ancient
Order of United Workmen. Mr.
Roake is the inside watchman of Falls
City Lodge, and is one of the most
active men in the order in the state.
He recently organized a lodge at Will
amette aud has done much to promote
the interests of the order.
Girls Were Frightened.
iwo Oanemah girls experienced a
scare Wednesday night that will cause
them to refrain from night walks for
some time, unless accompanied by an
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twun. j.ney icit rneir Homes in
Canemah early in the evening to
make a call at Baxter's at Green
Point Finding no one at home they
retraced their steps in a homeward
direction, when they noticed that a
man was following them. The girls
wero frightened and waited rspidly
onward, but on tho Cunemah walk
they 'were overtaken by the man,
who walked between them aud asked
them it they were going out for a
stroll. The girls were too frightened
to reply and hurried on home.
I he man did not pursue them. It
was evident that it was an ordinary
"masher" and was not bent on high
way robbery. The story got abroad
ihursday that the girls were held
np, but it was found upon investiga
tion that there was nothing in it.
GREAT COUNCIL OF RED
MEN IN SESSION.
Delegates Banqueted Last Night By Wacheno
Tribe Much Interest Is Manifested
Council Ends Today.
The twelfth annual session of the
great Council of Oregon, Improved
Order of Red Men, convened in this
city at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning.
The sessions of the great council are
being held in the hall of Wacheno
Tribe, No. 13, of Oregon City,
About 90 delegates from all parts of
the state are accredited to the great
The great council was in session
Tuesday, Wednesday and a part of
Thursday, and its deliberations will
conclude today. Great Sachem L.
B. Reeder called the council to order
at 10 o'clock Tuesday and appointed
a committee on credentials.
The officers of the great council of
Oregon are: L. B. Reeder, of Pendle
ton, great sachem ; Dr. H. L. Hender
son, of Astoria, great senior saga
more j George M. Orton, of Portland,
great junior sagamore; William C. A.
Pohl, of Astoria, great keeper of rec
ord ; J. H. Greible, of Portland, great
keeper of wampum; Dr. S.LewisKing,
of Portland, prophet; A. B. Cherry,
of Portland, and J. H. Howard, of
Oregon City, great representatives
jonn J&ngienart, guard or the wig
warn; E. E. Keeler, guard of the
Tho noble Red Men have their
work cut for them and will bo very
busy all through the session . Great
Representative J. H. Howard, Wal
ter Little, Charles W. Kelly, and
other prominent members of Wacheno
Tribe, have the delegates in charge
and will show them every courtesy
during their stay in Oregon City.
The second day's session of the
great council of Oregon, Improved
Order of Red Men re-convened yester
day morning in Red Men's hall. The
great council has settled down to
work and transacted a great deal of
business Tuesday afternoon. The
"long talls" of the officers were made
and adopted. T. W. Jenkins was ap
poitod great sannap and Jacob Reish
gerat mishinawa. The following
officers of the great council for the
ensuing year were elected :
George M. Orton, of Portland, great
sachem: Dr. H. L. Henderson, of
Astoria, great senior sagamore ; W. H.
Conyers, of Clatskanino, great junior
sagamore ; L. B. Reeder, of Pendleton,
prophet ; Roy Rittner, of Pendleton,
great keeper of records ; Jacob Riesh,
of Portland, great keeper of wampum ;
L. B. Reeder, of Pendleton, and W.
C. A. Pohl, of Astoria, great repre
sentatives. Last night the visiting members and
delegates of the great council were
entertained at a banquet by Wacheno
Tribe, of Oregon City, in Red Men's
hall. The wigwam was supplied
with the good things of life and no
pale faces were admitted. The ses
sion of the great council will close to
day. MR. GRIMM PROTESTS.
Denies That lie has $5000 In the Bank and
Says there Is a Conspiracy to Defraud Him
Dimick & Story, attorneys for Her
man Grimm, who was recently sued
by his wife for a divorce, have de
murred to the complaint, alleging
that the same does not constitute facts
sufficient for a cause of action. They
present an affidavit from Grimm,
upon which they ask a hearing in
court and -nsk the court to fix a day
upon which a hearing may be had.
Tho affidavit states that the allega
tions in the complaint are wholly
false. An order was issued by the
court a few days ago ordering the
defendant to pay to the County Clerk
within ten days from July 20 tho sum
of 400 as an expense item for the
plaintiff and the further sum of $20
monthly as alimony. Grimm denies
that he has on deposit in the Commer
cial Bank of Oregon City the sum. of
15000, aud says that on the date of the
order he had on deposit $!9. 22 which
is all tlw ready money he has. He
denies that he has $1800 loaned out,
and says that his real property is not
worth 112,000, as alleged, but does
not exceed the value of $4 per acre
or tho sum of $3200. He ban 80 acres
of land in the Klinger donation land
claim that is worth $3200 and the
whole of his real estate is worth
$0200. Grimm says that the plaintiff
was instigated to bring the suit for
divorce by her son-in-law, Robert
Ginther, who is a cousin of C. Schue
bel, oue of the plaintiff's attorneys
aud takes his oath that Ginther and
Scl.uebel have conspired to defraud
him of his property. He claims that
on July 23 Gtather offered to com
promise for $400. Grimm is 71 years
of age. The case is creating much
excitement at Macksburg, where the
parties to the suit reside.
B have sold twenty-four farms in
Clackamas County since Decem
Let Us Sell Yotf s
We have issued a phamphlet' showing
the County's resources, advantages,
etc., and will be glad to send one to
your Eastern friend
us his address
C. N. PLOWMAN & CO.,
Over the Bank of Oregon City.
Challenge Sale I
1 . . s
At 285-287 Washington St. Portland, Of.
STILL GOES GAILY ON
$50,000.00 of uncalled-for tailor made
undelivered and misfit suits, topcoats,
overcoats, coats, vests and pants on sale at
Cents on the Dollar
Turn out in thousands and take advant
age of the greatest clothing event of all.
time. This sale never had an equal
THAT'S STRAIN'S WAY
Fine Whiskies and Cigars
All goods bought In bond. Purity and quality guaranteed.
Some Famous Old Brands
James E. Pepper, Kentucky Bourbon
Old Sam Harris,' Kentucky Bourbon
::::::::: Old Roxbury Rye.:::::::::
Cor. Railroad Ave. and Main Street, Oregon City
THE FAY SHOLES
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Typewriters of All Makes
Expert Repairing at Reasonable Prices.
Parts and Supplies for all Machines.
RUBBER STAMPS, SCALES, ETC.
23f Stark Street COAST AGENCY CO., land, Oregon.
Your Money Back
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