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About Estacada progress. (Estacada, Or.) 1908-1916 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 10, 1914)
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DOES COUNTY NEED NEW JAIL?
Budget up for Consideration
Tuesday, Decenilier 15th. at to
o'clock, is the date set for the sc>
called Tax Payers’ Meeting at the
County Court iu Oregon City.
This is the day for the tax payers
to register thtir objections or e x
press their satisfaction for or against
the various items comprising the
county budget for ¡915.
A delegation from this part of
the county should attend this meet
ing to protect their own interests.
Last year the countv court approp
riated on the preliminary budget
the sum of $300. for the work of
the county fruit inspection, but
during the shuffle, it was objected
to by parties not interested in fruit
disease prevention, and the ap
propriation was cut down to $100.
A big delegation should he at
thia meeting to see that the $300.
is not cut down this >ear, but rath
er that it be increased to $500.
which can be done, if sufficient
pressure is brought to bear, by
The tax payers of Eastern Clack
amas Countv complain about the
methods and amounts spent bv the
county, but as a rule few of them
attend this meeting and go on rec
ord for or against the various ex
penditures. It is handier for the
residents nearer the county seat to
be present and they Naturally in
fluence these expenditvres to best
suit their needs.
There is an item up for consid
eration in the form of about $15.000.
for a new county jail or remodeling
the old one. It is likely that the
present jail furnishes sufficiently
comfortable quarters for the aver
age criminal and houses him safely,
but of course, a handsome new jail
building would be an attraction
and increase values iu Oregon City.
Eastern Clackamas tax payers had
better be present and satisfy them
selves regarding many of these
items on the budget.
Arrangements have been made to
have Mr. F. W. Hild. general man
ager of the P. R L . & P- Co.,
apeak at the coming Hog Judging
and Butchering Demonstration next
Saturday. Mr. Htld will probably
speak at the afternoon cannery
Mr. C. M. McAllister of the Port
land Stock Yards is also expected
to speak on that day.
Local Delegates at Meeting.
The Oregon Sportsmen's League
which recently met iu Portland and
at which meeting H. Mendenhall
and B S Patton represented the
Estacada R.id & Gun Club, have
come out in favor of doing away
with net fishing in the Willamette
river. They are advocating short
ening the deer season from Sept.
1st. to Oct 31st.. and closing the
mouth of August. Another propos
ed change would allow of killing
two female Chinese pheasauts in ev
ery bag of five. These suggestions
are good and should tiecoaie laws.
The revival meetings closed last
Sunday with unabated interest,
there being one of the largest
crowds present at any meeting.
Two additions were made at this
meeting making a total of tout teen
during the meetings. The Bible
School has reached the high mark
of its history, there being 101 pres
ent two Sundays during the meet
ings, und many others have signified
their intentions of enrolling in the
Bible School next Sunday. On
next Sunday morning the Pastor
will preach on the theme ‘ Repre
senting Christ” a sermon especially
intended to benefit the new converts.
It is hoped that every member of
the congregation will be present.
The evening theme will be “ Lessons
from the Apostles” . There will lie
some Biblical illustrations with the
stereopticon, also a baptismal ser
vice at the close of the evening
The Bible school and
choir of the church are already at
work on the Christmas program
which will be giveu at the church
on Christmas eve.
Bletch-Maple W edding
Mr. Edwin Maple of Portland
and Miss Anna Bletch of Estacada
were united in marriage last Thurs
day evening, December 3rd. in
Portland. The ceremony was per
formed in the presence of a few rel
atives and friends with the Rev. Me
The bride was beautifully gowned
in peach colored satm, draped in
shadow lace and carried a boquet
of bride's roses. Miss Elizabeth
Schafer was the bridesmaid and
Mr. Talkot Root, the best man.
The couple will make their home
in Portland, where the groom is
employed by the Pacific Hdw. &
The bride is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Bletch of Spring-
water and has a host of friends
there, who extend their hearty con
WOODLE LOWEST BIDDER
LIVESTOCK BUYING BEGUN
New School Building
To Be Ready Soon
First Shipment Dec. 14th.
C. E. Lucke, the livestock buyer
for the new Estacada Stock Yards
spent tiiree days iu Estacada and
vicinity early this week and will
return again next Saturday.
The bids for the erection of the
new indoor play ground building
on the grounds of the Estacada
School, were recently opened by
the board and the lowest bidders
were J P Woodle and Son of
The bids covered two sizes of
buildings, one to be 72 x 100 ft. and
one 60 x 100 ft., and the board de
cided on the larger size The spec
ifications call for an earth floor,
with rustic finished sides, and stud
ding running up about sixteen feet,
with a row ot pillars through the
Four bids were received on the
work, being $1098.48 bid by Kim-
mel & Sagner; $1093 55 by W.
Schreiner; $1024. by E. E. Hannah
and $945. by Woodle & Son.
The building is to be finished by
February 1st. and as called tor in
the specifications, will bean attract
ive looking structure and represents
another added attraction to the
The first shipment is expected to
leave the yards Monday, Dec. 14th
and will comprise bogs, cattle and
Mr. Lucke mi.de a brief trip
Mouday through the Garfield coun
try and found several ranchers
with cattle to sell and many others
who will probably be ready by
shipping time. He was aggreeablv
surprised to find, fine pens of hogs
at different farms, including some
extra fine specimens at the W. R.
He purchased several bogs for
the Butchering Demonstration on
Saturday morning. It is bis in
tention to buy nil kinds of livestock,
and for cash on delivery.
Mr. Lucke is an experienced live
stock buyer and knows the stock
from hams to pork chops.
He has arranged with R. M.
Standish at this office to handle the
business during his absence, that is,
to take down the names of parties
having stock for sale, toqxote prices
and to arrange for dates of ship
ment. Mr. Lucke will be in Esta
cada about four to six days per
month and will call on the various
farmers and buy their stock at their
farm, although iu the case of hogs,
it will not be necessarv for him to
see them before delivery.
The Garfield Dorcas Society met
Dec. 3d. at ‘ ‘ Hardscrabble Ranch”
with Mrs. A. O. Whitcomb and
Miss Lynch as hostesses. While
the ladies engaged in needle work,
different members read aloud from
the book “ Polly Anna” . There was
a good attendance and at the busi
ness session with Mrs. Trowbridge
presiding, many items of interest
received attention, It was decided
to give a neighborhood Children's
Party during Holiday Week
contribution to the work of the Am.
Red Cross Society, was voted.
Money was provided to purchase
pulpit chairs for the Zion Church,
and owing to its being for a wortbv
cause, the Estacada Furniture Co.
have quoted special low prices A r
rangements were made to furnish
the pastor and family Christmas
cheer. During the afternoon simple
refreshments were served. The next
meeting will he with Mrs. Edward
Shearer, Ian. lis t . ’ 15.
The Railway company, the Union
Meat Co. and Mr. Lucke mean
business from now on. and Mon
day's shipment should he the first
of a big future business from this
The Barton Bridge was complet
ed Dec. 6th and the contractor, A
C. U. Berry, crew and equipment
have moved to Portland.
hridge will be ready for traffic in
about six weeks, as soon as the
road is completed on the south side.
Much credit is dne the County
Court for expediting the building
of this much needed bridge.
$! A YEAR
E ST A C A D A . OREGON. T H U R SD A Y . D EC EM BER io. 1914
SPORTSMEN FAVOR REVISION
Local Game Warden Patton of
Estacada, last Tuesday liberated
in the Estacada Park, twelve pair
of California quail. These quail
are especially handsome birds, of
bluish gray plumage and both male
and female wear the characteristic
top knot feathers. Each bird has
a small ring on its leg for future
identification. It is unnecessary to
request hunters or others not to mo
lest these newest settlers. A t these
birds were raised in captivitjr, they
may need feeding and if they ap
pear around your place, give them
a few crumbs or grain during the