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About Independence enterprise. (Independence, Polk County, Or.) 189?-190? | View Entire Issue (June 19, 1902)
AND WEST SIDE.
CHAS. BRICKER DROWNED
Htt'im FromiiNletuiMT.it Lndiie'i
THE TALLEST MAN IN THE STATE.
Ill Home Va In hiitepeiilciir
Known Far himI W I I n
Folk 'llllllt'H (illllll.
Friday morning a trliilmiit' In
patch reached thUollice from Port
land stating that Charles lricker(
11 well-known young tniin from In
dependence, won drowned acciden
tally in tin' Columbia itt Ladtie's
Lauding. How the accident oc
curred U best told by a dispatch to
the Portland paper. It says:
The body of Churl W. Hricker,
a deckhand on the (luinn Lurline,
brought to thin city last night
ifroin Lad tie's Landing, Washing
ton, where Hricker was incidentally
drowned Wednesday night. The
.dead man wim n nephew of I), W.
S-srs, of Independence, wim was
tin? democratic candidate fur sec
retary of state at the recent Mate
"Bricker was about seven feet
tall, nutl was neatly 23 yearn old.
Kin mother U Mm. M. K. Hricker,
, lndeendcnce. He was well-known
around this city aa the
snndwicl mat. Uwiwe Ut" fre
quently carried boards adorned
with poster on his hack. Bricker
was anxious to get a position on a
river steamer, and he liegan to
work on the airline over a week
ago, hut after a short experience at
Rainier, when he fell into the
Columbia river, June 5, he said he
liad enough. Dripping with water
after being rescued, he appeared to
be strangely despondent, and said
o one of the crew: 'Well, if I
liad gone down, the little lady
would have got 2000.' It is sup
posed he referred to his mother.
Wednesday morning Hrtcker
appeared on board the Lurlino, at
her dock in this city, and asked
Captain V. E. Larkins for a posi
tion, which was given to him,
Hricker worked hard on the trip
down the river, and Wednesday
jiight about 11:30 o'clock, two of
he crew were unloading freight at
Ladue's Landing, about 50 miles
Irom Portland. They were carry
ing freight ashore on the wharf,
and Bricker started to walk after
them, It was a moonlight night,
and there were several lanterns
lighted on the steamer and on the
wharr, but Captain Larkins, who
was on the bridge, was somehow
afraid that some harm might hap
$en to Hricker, as the latter had an
i iiinlucky faculty of meeting with
I accidents, and the captain called
out: 'Bricker,. come back here.
Don't walk ashore.' But Bricker
paid no heed to the warning, and
when he came to a sharp angle on
the wharf, instead of following the
incline he walked straight ahead
into the river. 'Man overboard,'
came from the steamer, but win n
the crew reached the pliice where
the man bad disappeared there
was no trace of him. The grap
pling irons were placed in oper-
State Hornxml School Building.
stion, but the body wa not found
until lOoVIoc!: yesterday niorniinj.
Bricker was not married. His
body is at Hotmail's und-rtuking
The remain were brought to In-
dejiendenee Saturday, and inter
ment occurred at Dallas cemetery
Tin: hosi; FA IK.
Most Successful Afl'alr of lis
Kiiift llelil Here
Last Thursday ami Friday even
ings the ladies of the Presbyterian
church inaugurated and brought to
a successful close the niont elabor
ate rose fair ever held in Indepen
dence. On Thursday evening the ladiea
put on V colored minstrel enter
tainment. The up-to date, well
rendered rag-time selections and
the specialties by the "end-men"
brought down the house.
On Friday evening a literary
and musical program of high merit
was rendered. Those present were
aluo treated to ice cream.
The entertainment features, how
ever, were not all of the fair.
Elaborate displays of choice roses
were arranged on tables in front of
the stage and in the rear of the
hall, and if ever there was a doubt
of the Willamette valley being the
spot whore the world's choicest
roses were raised, it was quickly
dispelled bv an examination of the
tasty floral displays by the ladies.
The gross receipts of the two even
ings amounted to $115.05, and as
expenses were moderately light,
the Indies will clear up a neat sum
to apply to church work.
Herewith is appended a list of
nU.t.RCTlOX OK 10 VAKIKTIKS.
1st prize Mrs. 0. I). Butler, $2.
2nd prize Mrs. T. W. Brunk, $1.
COU.KITION OF 4 VARIETIES.
1st prize Mrs. A. S. Locke, $1.
2nd prize Mrs. W. II. Craven, 50c
SPECIMEN WHITK HOSK.
1st prize Mrs. I). A. Hodge, 50c.
2nd prize Mrs. J. D. Irvine, 25c.
SPECIMEN HKO KOSK.
1st prize Mr. Onus. Maoaulay,
50c. 2nd prize Mrs. T. W. Brunk.
SPECIMEN PINK KOSK.
1st prize Mrs. T. V. Rrunk, 50c.
2nd prize Mrs. O. M. Jones, 25c,
SPECIMEN VEI.I.OW ROSE.
1st prize Mrs. A. S. Locke, 50c.
2nd prize Mrs. O. M. Jones, 25c.
First-class wood work done at
Hilliard A l'lymale's.
wkk county, ori:;on
Pursuant- ! notice giyen the
legal voter of school district No.
2!, of Polk county, the regular an
nual meeting whs he'd on Monday,
June 1G, P'i2, in the school build
ing at Independence.
H. L. Ketchuui. chairman of the
board of directors, called the meet
ing to order. The minutes of the
last annual meeting held on March
4, 1001, and also of a special meet
ing held on September 23. 1001.
and January 18, 1002, were read
. L. Hawkins was elected to
serve one yeni- to fill the unexpired
term of A. J. Goodman, resigned,
and K. L. Ketchum was elected a
director to serve three jears.
J. I). Irvine was elected clerk to
serve one year.
The school clerk ade his an
nual report. It shows receipts as
Hal. on hand Mar. 4, '01... 19 20
District taxes 4403 72
County school fund 3483 85
Tuition 14 00
All other sources 27 29
Overdraft in bank 1 23
Total receipts $7049 35
The disbursements were as fol
lows: Outstanding war. paid. .$7009 50
Insurance on building 240 00
Repairs on furnace 39 85
Total disbursements. . .$7949 35
A New Thresher Outlit.
hlHH'Ul from Calvary.
Evans has purchased a new
complete advance threshing out
fit with all the latest improve
ments consisting of twenty-horsepower-compound
engine and straw
burner, 3t5 x 60 separator, with
self feeder and blower, with all
new bundle racks. This will be
one of the most complete outfits in
the valley. Mr. Kvans has had
several years of experience in the
threshing business and knows how
to manage a thresher and crew
about right. A good thresher out
fit is something that has been
needed here for some time and we
predict for him a big run this
Ten Years in lied.
R. A. (Iray, J. P. Oakville, Ind.,
writes, "For leu years I was confined
to my bed with disease of my kidneys.
It was so severe that I could not move
partof the time. 1 consulted the very
best medical skill available, but could
Ret uo rel lef until Foley's Kidney Cure
wss reconnueuded to me. It has been a
Godsend to me." Sold by A. 8. Locke.
junk vj, 1002.
Well-Known Former leilent of
Folk County Meets Di utli.
OR. WM. J. MCDANIEL, OF PORTLAND
l ulls From II In Wheel unri is
ICmi Owr by u City V Sub
urban i;iet-tric Car.
While on his way to the house of
a sick patient, whom he bad been
hurriedly called to attend, Dr. Win.
J. McDaniel was run do'.v.i and in
stantly killed by a C'ty & Sub
urban electric car on - Williams
avenue, at 6:-55 o'clock on Friday
Being slightly deaf the physi
cian did not hear the approaching
car, which was going in the same
direction, Uncouscious of danger
he croseed the track just as tne car
came up and in a moment was
thrown off nis wheel and under the
car, the front truck passing over
his body and mangling it in a
frightful manner and causing al
most instant death.
Dr. McDaniel was a well known
physician in Alhina. He had an
ollice at 847 Mississippi avenue,
over the Multnomah drug store.
Shortly after six o'clock Friday
morning he was called out of bed
to attend a sick patient ou Wil
liams avenue. Taking his wheel
the physician was soon speeding
northward along Williams avenue.
There is a double track along this
thoroughfare, and the doctor rode
between the two tracks, as there is
a good, hard path there, and the
rider was able to make better time
than if he took to the side of the
At the corner of Shayer street a
south-bound car stopped to take on
some passengers. Whether Dr.
McDaniel turned and (started across
the northbound track to avoid the
car in front of him, or to get a
Buioo,ther path is, of course, a mat
ter of conjecture, but it was prob
ably one or the other of these rea
sons, tor he made a deliberate turn
into the northbound track to meet
almost instant death by the car
behind him. According to those
on the down car the rider could
not have been aware ot the close
proximity of a second car. Had
he been he would not have at
tempted to cross the track with the
car so close to him.
P. Hill, of St. Johns, stood be
side Motorman Thomas on the
down car. Both men saw the
wheelman and supposed, of course,
he would keep between the tracks,
as there was plenty of room, even
though the cars passed simultan
eously. However, the incident was
8ulliciently unusual to cause com
ment from Hill.
"What chances a man will run,"
remarked Hill, and no sooner had
the words left his lips than the
rider turned in frofit of the car be
hind him and was literally ground
'lie couldn't have known that
car was behind him," Baid Hill
afterwards. "He probably wished
to avoid us, and so started to cross
the other track. As he turned he
apparently saw the danger, but it
wsn then t'o late. He jumjitd. or
rather fell from his wheel, and
rolled under the car."
The car which killed McDaniel
was No. 47. of the Williams-avenue
line. It was in charge of Con
ductor O. M. I've and Motor man
(, if. Knin, and was goini; at a
speed of about eight miles an hour.
Motorman Kain says he rang his
gong repeatedly, and also yelled to
the rider. Kain supposed the bi
cyclist intended staying between
the two tracks, and so was hurry
ing along his car, that the two
might not pass each other at the
same time. There were no passen
gers on ojr 47. The down car was
in charge of Conductor Hugh Love.
Edward Stansbury, a teamster,
was driving near by when the ac
cident happened. He confirm the
stories told by Hill and the rail
road men. The body, which was
fearfully cut up, the wheels pass
ing completely over him, was taken
to Holman's undertaking rooms,
and the inquest held by the coroner
at 4:30 that afternoon.
Dr. W. J McDaniel was a native
of Polk county. Oregon. He was
born February 9, 1853, ana in ISS0
he was graduated from the State
University, nnd in 18S3 from the
Jefferson Medical College. Philadel
phia. For five years succeeding
his graduation he practiced medi
cine in Yamhill county. He , then
came to Portland and had prac
ticed here for 14 years. His char
acter was of the best type. He be
came a member of the Baptist
church when nine years of age.
He was married in 1880 to Miss
Julia Adams, who survives him.
Three children were born to them,
but only one is now Hying. Tele
gram. TRAINING SCHOOL.
The O. S. N. S. Grants Seventeen.
The O. S. N. S. Training Depart
ment closed its work for this year
with credit to both teachers and
State diplomas to those com
pleting the eighth grade work were
granted to the following:
Frank Butler, Robert Bruce,
Milton Force. Minnie Clodfelter,
Susie Fream, Alice M. Mack, Vera
Murphy, Glenn V. Percival, Ray
Groves, Frances L. Pettit, Verna
Wentz, Lillian Cox, Cecile Wilcox,
Madge Wheelock, Harry M. Stine,
Peter J. Flynn, Lepha Hawley.
Sunday's Oreconian contained
photos of Mr. and Mrs. Asa Shreve,
old and respected pioneers of Dallas,
wno had last Wednesday celebrated
their golden wedding anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Shreve are pioneers,
having crossed the plains in the
same caravan in 1851. The follow
ing year they were married, at,
what is now Smithfield, and have
lived in Polk county ever since.
Mr. Shreve was born August 27,
1825. and Mrs. Shreve September
12. 1S29. Eight children were the
fruit of this union. Those living
are: Mrs. A. B. Muir, of Dallas;
Lot L. Shreve, of Antelope. Or.;
Mrs. Nellie Jacobson, of Portland;
A. L. Shreve, of Stayton, Or.; H.
W. Shreve. of Portland ; and Miss
Catherine II. Shreve, of Dallas,