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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 19, 1916)
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HOTEL REGISTER OF
overs and all washouts temporarily re
paired. It was stated that the Lewis
ton, Nei Perce & Eastern Railroad will
be tied up for 30 or 40- days. The line
recently was built out of Lewis ton and
was in no condition to stand the enor
mous flow of water caused by melting
Moving to Washington Street
EARLY DAYS FOUND
j' "" """ Largest Diamond Dealer in Oregon fogJL
Dog-Eared Volume of Pioneer
Cliff House at Oregon City
. Contains Noted Names.
TOWNS NOW GONE LISTED
Autographs of Senators, Governors,
Merchants and Farmers Signed In
Book TTsed Between 1867 and
18 70 History Is Interesting.
OT.EGOX CITY. Or.. Feb. 18. (Spe
cial.) The register of the pioneer Cliff
Mouse, now being torn down to make
room for the $750,000 addition to the
Jlawley Pulp & Paper Company, has
been found by G. G. Faulkner.
The book is dog-eared and dirty, its
Ink is faded and its binding: is worn,
but it is an autograph album of Ore
icon pioneers. The signatures of Sena
tors, Governors, merchants, farm
the men who made the state are there.
The register was used from 1867 to
3870, when Oregon City was one of the
largest towns in the Northwest,
A person familiar with early Oregon
history could spend hours with the
volume. George H. Williams' name ap
pears many times. F. X. Matthieu
who cast the deciding vote which kept
Oregon in the Unicd States at Cham
poeg. was s frequent visitor during
the year 1867, the register shows. He
registered from Butteville. J. O. Han
thorn, pioneer Astoria canneryman; Jo
seph Buchtel, early-day athlete and
still living in Portland; H. L. Pittock
of The Oregonlan: E. D. Shattuck. Cir
cult Judge; E. Quackenbush, Donald
Maeleay. merchant; A. L. Lovejoy,
prominent In pioneer Oregon, and
scores of other men as prominent as
these appear In the register.
John II. Mitchell Frequent VlnHor.
John H. Mitchell was a frequent vis
itor. At one place he wrote in fancy
script the words, "United States Sen
ator from Oregon," after s name.
October 16, 1869. General Tom Thumb
and wife and his complete company
were at the Cliff House. Entertainers,
circuses and other forms of traveling
amusements came to Oregon City every
week or two during the early history
of the town.
The names of towns that no longer
exist appear. John Costeilo registers
from Champoeg. the scene of the most
important pioneer meeting in the his-
lory oi me siaie. xne name a-ii a
appears frequently, and Worem Dig
ging, probably a mining camp, is often
seen. Most of the visitors at the Cliff
House were from Albany, Portland,
Salem. Jacksonville, Fort "Vancouver
and San Francisco.
The Cliff Hose was the gathering
place at the district, the center of town
life, and the hotel register, naturally,
was closely watched by the. natives.
The town wits had plenty of oppor
tunity to add remarks to names in the
book. At one place the words, "King
George III," neatly lettered, appears
above the name of George H. Williams,
whose phominence spread far beyond
the boundaries of the state.
Wit Challenge Spelling.
One Griff Jones registered the
steamer "Fauna Patant" as his "ad
dress" in the register. Some wit wrote
beside the name of Jones. "You darn
fool, you had better learn to spell.
Can't you spell Fannie Patton?" Many,
probably tried out by the rough travel
ing of early days, wrote "hungry." or
"awful hungry" after their name. One
man declared in a miserable scrawl
that he was "awful drunk." Early-day
modes of travel are reflected by one
, visitor at the house who wrote after
his name "Sober bull driver," as if he
deserved some distinction because of
his sobriety. "Passenger A. Write and
Lady of str. Reliance" have a note af
ter their name. "Never pays a cent."
probably written for future reference
by the clerk of the house.
As the register was a place where
the town wits tried their skill, so were
business offers advertised. J. S. Stout
writes opposite his name that he has
a farm for sale 12 miles southeast of
Oregon City was the meeting place
for a Federal court at one time and
state courts have met here since the
town was founded and a irnvernmenf
established. Judge Stout, Judge Shat
tuck. W. Lair Hill, who once codified
the Oregon laws, and other signatures
are often seen of equally well-known
During the last year the register was
In use, the words. "Oregon & Califor
nia Railroad company" were often
written. Ben Holladay, S. G. Elliott
and others stayed over-night at the
Cliff House when the road was being
Old Ada Fneovered.
Receipts for concoctions to cure many
illnesses are pasted on the inside covers
of the book. A Federal tax receipt of
J60 on the occupation of hotel-keeper
is pasted on the book.
The past inside cover is devoted
principally to a record of the Clacka
mas, Occidental and Clackamas base
ball teams. Joe Buchtel. who at this
time was pitcher of the Occidental nine,
and deTeated all comers in the sprints,
was at the height of his athletic ca
reer. The scores of some of those early
day games were 44 to 58, 52 to 44. SI
to 32. Clippings from The Oregon ian
adorn the register, giving accounts of
The register was found by G. G.
Faulkner, who has charge of removing
the old Cliff House, and now is in pos
session of E. L. Shaw, yard-boss for
the Hawley mill. It may be turned
over to the McLoughlin Memorial As
sociation, and the suggestion has been
made that it be given to the Oregon
TWO WOMEN ATTACKED
Recluse at Brownsville to Be Exam
ined for Insanity.
BROWNSVILLE. Or., Feb. 18. (Spe
cial.) Roy Barger attacked Miss
Goldie Johnson, an attractive girl 18
years old. and her mother, while they
were taking a walk in the east part I
of town yesterday.
Barger approached Mrs. Johnson and
daughter and asked them if they were
RESIDENT OF PORTLAND FOR
MORE THAN SO YEARS
l " - '.
Mr. Katherlne Forth Relsacher. J
Mrs. Katherine Porth Reisach- t
er, who died at her home at 550
East Salmon street, on Wednes- f
day. had been a resident of Port
land for more than 50 years. She
was born in Steyer, Germany, on
the Rhine. February 23. 1836, and
came to New Haven, Conn., in
1859, where she met John Rei
sacher. her husband. .He came to
California and to Portland in
1865, where they were married
by Judge P. M. Marquam.
Five children were born to
them, three of whom are living.
Dr. S. Reisacher,- John Reisacher
and Mary Jancke. of Portland.
Mr. Reisacher was president of
the German Aid Society for 20
years and is now president
looking for some one. They replied no.
On their return he attacked Miss John
son. She asked, are you trying to kill
me? He replied, yes, and struck her
down. Mrs. Johnson intervened and
permitted her daughter to escape to a
nearby house, where she got help.
Barger Is about 30 years old and has
been a recluse. He is under arrest and
will be taken to Albany to be ex
amined for insanity.
AGUINALDOJOINS IN PLEA
Ex-Rebel Asks for Pardon of Ameri
can Lawyer at Manila.
MANILA. Feb. 18. Emilio Aguinaldo,
the former insurrection leader, has
headed a petition for a pardon for the
American lawyer, Kelly, who was dis
barred, fined J500 and sentenced to six
months' imprisonment for publication
of a book alleging that General Noriel,
the insurgent leader, who was put to
death last year for murder of a politi- jr
cal enemy, was innocent.
Kelly accused 60 persons, including
high officials and high Justices, in con
nection with the execution of Noriel
and his two accomplices.
It is regarded as likely that the pe
tition will not be granted.
HIGH-GRADE JEWELRY, SILVERWARE, WATCHES, DIAMONDS
Commencing This Morning at lO o'Clock
Offering the Greatest Opportunity , to Purchase JEWELRY and
RELATED WARES at Bonafide and Substantial Reductions
As everybody knows my
Diamond stock is the larg
est and finest in Oregon.
There is really no need
to cut prices on such rare
gems as I sell, but my de
sire to convince the public
that this is a rare occasion
for diamond buying
prompts me to make sub
stantial reductions from my
already low prices on Dia
monds. See prices in windows.
As an Investment
Diamonds are safer than
stocks, bonds or securities
that are subject ta the
fluctuations of the markets.
Always advancing in
price, never deteriorating
in quality, easily converted
into cash and always a
pleasure in their use and
Buy a Diamond in this
Next month I move to Washington street,
opposite the Owl Drugstore.
I am going to close out all Silver-Plated Ware,
Toilet Ware, Cut Glass and Umbrellas at my
present location, and will not represent these
lines in my new store.
Also, in order to close out odd pieces and
odd lots, I am underpricing nearly my entire
stock of jewelry.
You have my assurance that the reductions
are genuine and legitimate, as you will see.
. My reputation is at stake, and I positively
. will not allow misrepresentation of the slightest
'character, as fifteen yeare of merchandising
in Portland has taught me that the shortest
distance between two points is the straight and'
This removal sale of mine gives you probably
the best jewelry-buying opportunity you wiil
have, as every article is of a character that is.
worthy of giving and possessing.
Reduced 33 to 50 per cent
ALL TOILET WARE
Reduced 33 to 50 per cent
ALL CUT GLASS
Reduced 33 to 50 per cent
Reduced 33 to 50 per cent
ALL STERLING SILVER
Reduced 25 to 33 per cent
Reduced 33 to 50 per cent
ALL GOLD JEWELRY
Reduced 25 per cent
(Contract Watches Excepted)
Reduced 25 per cent
ALL MANTEL AND
(Contract Clocks Excepted)
Reduced 33 per cent
Felix Bloch guarantees
the truth of this advertise
ment to the readers of The
FOR PRICES SEE WINDOW DISPLAY
283 Morrison St.
Between 4th and 5th
CATTLE THEFT CHARGE FOLLOWS
ROW BETWEEN STOCKMES.
residents who cut prices while oper
ating a few days or a short time, later
moving elsewhere and spending their
BUTTER FAT PRICE FIXED
'Ret." Leon V. Stiles, Acquitted at The
Dalles bat Is Rearrested for
BOOTLEGGER GETS 30 DAYS
Marshfield Laundryman Prefers
Sentence to Payment of $250.
MARSHFIELD. Or.. Feb. 18. (Spe
cial.) Joseph . Houser, proprietor of
the Twin Cities laundry, in Justice of
the Peace Pennock'a court, pleaded
guilty today to selling liquor, and was
given the choice of a ?2o0 fine or 30
days in jail.
Figuring $2 a day as his allowance
for a Jail sentence, Houser chose the
incarceration, saying it was much the
cheaper way out, and will go to Co
quille in the morning to commence
serving his sentence. '
Jiuljre Burnett Elected by People.
ARSONIST PLEADS GUILTY
Oswego Man to Go to Penitentiary
2 1 Hours After Arrest.
OREGON CITY., Or., Feb. 18. (Spe-
clal.j Twenty-four hours after his ar
rest on a charge of arson William H.
Newman, aged 63 years, of Oswego, will
be on his way to the State Peniten
tiary to begin his sentence of from
three to seven years.
The grand jt4ry yesterday returned
an indictment. Newman was arrested
today, and he pleaded guilty and was
sentenced this afternoon by Judge
Campbell. He will be taken to Sale
Newman says he set three buildings
on fire in Oswego last Summer.
Newman has lived in Oswego for
four years, and has a family. Lately
he has been traveling for a nursery.
Idaho Traffic Open Again.
LEWISTON. Idaho. Feb. 18. (Spe
cial.) For the first time in two weeks
all railroad.i operating out of Lewis
ton, excepting the Lewlston, Nez Perce
Eastern, are open for traffic. The
Camas Prairie Railroad to Riparla was
opened yesterday, after hundreds of
feet ol track were laid over the vut-
SALEM. Or.. Feb. 18. (To the Edi
tor.) Your "political gossip" in The
Oregonian February 16 to the effect
that I am a Republican, a candidate
for nomination to be Justice of the
Supreme Court and one of Governor
West's appointees is true only in part.
Governor West appointed Judges
Ramsey and McNary and they rendered
excellent service, but he did not ap
I owe my present position in that
court to election by the people. I hope
they will choose me to succeed myself
in one of the two places to be filled
at the general election in the coming
November. To that end I have an
nounced myself as a candidate at the
primary election in May for nomination
by the Republican party, of which
have been a member for many years.
However, I have no desire to obtain
votes by false pretenses. Hence this is
written as a request for correction.
Even the fame of a supreme judge is
evanescent and your "gossip proves it,
GEORGK H. BURNETT.
THE DALLES, Or., Feb. 18. (Spe
cial.) Ewen McLennan, of Shaniko,
and Mai com McDonald, an employe.
were indicted by the grand jury today
on a charge of stealing cattle. The
case is the outgrowth of a stockmen's
row. Mr. McLennan is one of the most
wealthy stockmen of Eastern Oregon.
He and his employe were released
under $1000 bonds.
A jury acquitted "Rev." Leon V.
Stiles, who was tried on a charge of
passing a worthless draft on French &
Co., local bankers. Stiles was arrested
in California by the Pinkertans. He is
wanted at other places. Following his
acquittal here he was rearrested and
will be held pending the arrival of the
Lane County Sheriff. The man, who
posed as insurance agent, preacher,
Chautauqua worker, etc., is charged
with bad-check operations in Eugene.
Mount Hood Creamery Pays
$2700 f6r January.
SANDY, Or.. Feb. 18. (Special.) At
the regular meeting--of the Mount Hood
Creamery board of directors this week
it ,was reported that for the month
Of January 9079 pounds of butter fat
were received. The board voted to pay
29 cents per pound for butter fat Dor
that month, hence about $2700 is now
being distributed among the .farmers of
The following officers were elected
for the ensuing year: President, J. G.
DeShazer: vice-president, Antone Ma
lar, Jr.; secretary-treasurer, H. H. Wat
kins. Reports submitted showed the dairy
business is growing.
S. PAISLEY.0UT FOR OFFICE
tion to Legislature
SALEM, Or.. Feb. J8. (Special.) S.
Paisley, of Buxton, has filed with Sec
retary of State Olcott his declaration
of candidacy for Representative in the
Legislature from the Fifteenth Dis
trict, comprising Washington County.
Mr. Paisley represented Washington
County in the last Legislature. He is
"I will endeavor to secure strict
economy and efficiency in legislation,"
said Mr. Paisley in his official statement.
Cenfralla Society Campaigns.
CENTRAL1A.' Wash., Feb. 18. (Spe
cial.) Preparatory to the convention
of the Methodist Women's Home Mis
sionary Society of the Vancouver dis
trict, which will he held at East Mill
Plain, near Vancouver, April 5 and G.
the local Centralia auxiliary has
launched a membership campni'-rn. Mins
Alice Hawthorne, of Tannmn, field sec
retary of tho l'ugi't Sourid district, will
meet with the Cent rali.j nut IliHry noni''
timo next month.
tilrl nt PeniLleton Dlrs.
r-KNDLETON, On. Feb. 18. (Spe
cial.) Thclma Wajkor. the 6-yenr-oM
daughter of Mr. anil Mrs. Ixironr-o
Walker, died yesterday jirter n.n lllne.-.
of but a few hours. The littlo Kill
awoke at 7 o'clock as usual, but did
not get up. At noon the girl hail
reached a Htujfc of seml-consclousnos.
It hn. been
cubic mllfw of
wonkl jl.'lti, o
sodium tf the
estliiiHAnl thnt S4.O0O.0fl9
the aft'rac:. lentous r. k
U'(oiiiumtt loll. Mil lhi
"ran ami 1)1,1 urdhucniHi
2 BANKERS FOUND GUILTY
Sentences of Three Years Imposed
in Illinois Cases.
OTTAWA, 111., Feb. 18. John E. Har
tenbower, president, and George D.
Hiltbrand, cashier, of the Tonica Ex
change Bank, were found guilty today
of receiving deposits after having
knowledge of the insolvency of the
bank. Each was sentenced to three
years in prison and a fine of $128.
The jury was out 43 minutes. A mo
tion for a new trial was filed by the
i - TELEPHONE
Junction City Masons Are Guests.
JUNCTION CITY. Or.. Feb. IS. (Spe
cial.) Eighteen delegates of the An
cient Free and Accepted Masons were
guests of the Albany Lodge tonight.
They were: C. B. Washburne. L. Mal
lory. W. C. Washburne. C. F. Hurlburt,
L. I. Jackson, C. H. Wain, R. W. Speer,
N. W. Hann( F. G. Lee. N. E. Christen-
sen, C. H. Jensen. W. T. Carroll, G. H.
Jackson. E. H. Jackson, F. M. Hildreth,
A. J. Atwater. F. W. Moorehead and
H. G. Howard.
Centralia 'to Hear Agriculturist.
CENTRALLV. Wash. Feb. 18. (Spe
cial.) It was announced today that
Professor Thomas Shaw, agricultural
expert of the Great Northern Railway,
will address the members of the local
Commercial Club at a big meeting to
be held in the clubrooms next Thurs
day night. Professor Shaw will visit
all of the principal towne in Southwest
Washington in the interests of agri
Doty Mill Raises Wages.
CENTRALIA, Wash.. Feb. 18. (Spe
cial.) The employes of the Doty Lum
ber & Shingle Company's shingle mill
will receive 25 cents a day increase in
wages, the increase to become affective
Klamath Draymen Ask License.
KLAMATH FALLS, Or.. Feb. 18.
(Special.) A petition that an ordi
nance be passed requiring the licensing
of all transfer and draying concerns
was presented at Tuesday night's
meeting of the City Council, with the
names of all local transfer companies
attached. The draymen think this will
protect them from "transients and non-
First Sign of Blood Disease.
Pimples, scaly itching skin, rashes.
burning sensations and Scrofula denote
with unfailing certainty a debilitated,
weakened and impure state of the
blood. The trouble may have been in
vour blood from birth, but no matter
how you were infected, you must treat
it tnrotign tne blood, it is a blood dis
ease. You must use S. S. S.. the stand
ard blood tonic for 50 years, if you ex
pect relief, nor purifying the syste
nothing is eaual to it. The action of
S. S. S. is to cleanse the blood. It soaks
through the system direct to the seat
of the trouble acting as an antidote
to neutralize the blood noisons. It re
vitalizes the red blood corpuscles, in
creases the flow so that the blood can
properly perform its physical work.
The dull, sluggish feeling leaves you
the complexion clears up. Even long
standing cases respond promptly. But
you must take S. S. S. Drugs and sub
stitutes won't do. Get S. S. S. from
vour druggist. If you need exDert ad
vice write to Swift Specific Co., Atlanta,
It i expected that the coming months will witness a revival in all lines
of industry. New places of business will be established and new people
will locate jiere.
There will be a greater demand for telephone service than heretofore.
If you want to be able to reach the greatest number of people you
should use Pacific Telephone Service, or if you want people to be able to
locate you your name should be listed in the Pacific Telephone Directory.
It is the most up-to-date reference book of Portland people.
There is now (1) Pacific telephone to every (6) people in Portland.
If you are planning to have a telephone installed you should make ap
plication NOW, so that your telephone may be in service in time to list
your name in the new directory.
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company
Oak and Park Sts. '
Telephone Broadway 4920.
. Sales Department