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About Estacada progress. (Estacada, Or.) 1908-1916 | View Entire Issue (July 1, 1915)
Traveller Visit* Estacada
Daniel W. Tower o f Grand Rap
ids, Michigan spent a day this
week in Estacada, as the truest
o f Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Standish.
Mr. Tower, who is a well known
manufacturer o f “ the furniture
city ’ ’ is equally well known as a
traveller in distant and out o f the
way corners o f the world, where
he exercises his h bby o f taking
photographs for private lectures,
illustrated articles, etc.
During the ¿ourse o f his trav
els, Mr. Tower has visited and
photographed such unfrequented
spots as the bleak shores o f Lab
rador, the Natural Bridges and
Cliff Dwellers’ ruins o f Utah, out
o f the way spots among the is
lands o f the Gulf o f Mexico and
other little visited localities, in
cluding the most inaccessible
fastnesses o f the Rocky Moun
During a recent trip, in an
open boat, to the Isle of Pines,
which lies 60 miles south o f Cuba,
travelling along the deserted
shores o f the island, Mr. Tower
had for fellow passengers, aCuban
judge, his secretary and two
armed guards, who were also
bound for a distant part o f the
island to hold an inquest on the
death o f a baby, which had oc-
cured a few days previous.
According to Cuban law, a body
must not remain unburied longer
than 24 hours, but the law also
reads that no body may be bur
ied, except in an official cemetery
and by official permit. The pen
alty for violation o f the law being
heavy fine or imprisonment.
Mr. Tower, arriving with the
officials in this out o f the way
place, found that the dead baby
was about one week old and o f
poor native parents. Owing to
the three day trip necessary to
reach civilization, the stricken
father had temporarily buried the
child under a nearby palm, while
he went to notify the officials.
The judge on examination fi
nally concluded that the child had
died from natural causes, but or
dered the body exhumed and tak
en to Nueva Horona. So the little
rough coffin with its contents
was dug up and in the presence
o f the sorrowing mother, lashed
to the stern o f a small boat and
towed away behind the sail boat,
for a three days’ rough trip to
the official cemetery. This sad
and unnecessary proceeding was
followed by the father being tried
and sentenced to pay a fine of
$30. or serve thirty days in jail,
for violation o f a foolish Cuban
Mr. Tower, while journeying
back on the boat with its sad
burden dragging behind, wrote
poem. This poem well reflects
the character o f its writer; con
sequently the visit with Mr. Tow
er was a treat, especially as he
had with him several albums of
his photos o f little travelled spots.
T he B abe of the T ropic I sle
Oh tiny child o f the Tropic Isle,
Thy lips scarce pressed thy moth
er’ s breast
’ Ere angels bright appeared at
And softly bore thee to thy rest.
YOCUM LOSES SUIT
Jury Uphold* Fruit Inspector
The suit o f Thos Yocum and
E. J. Yocum o f Garfield, to col
lect $1,010.00 for alleged dam
ages done to their orchard, by
county fruit inspector P. F. atan-
dish o f Garfield and his assistants,
A. G. Ames o f Estacada and the
Reid brothers o f Garfield, which
came to trial in Oregon City last
Tuesday and Wednesday, was
concluded with the jury deciding
in favor o f the defendants.
The defendants were repre
sented by district attorney, Gil
bert Hedges and the verdict of
the jury is largely due to his
efforts in upholding the county
fruit inspector and the state laws
governing that office.
The plaintiffs were represent
ed b> E. W. Bartlett o f Estacada.
After Judge Campbell’s charge,
the jury deliberated about 15
minutes and were nearly unan
imous in their verdict, standing
11 to 1 in favor o f the defendants
on the first vote.
Among the witnesses for the
defendants were R. C. Deming,
Clyde Inglish and A. O. Whit
comb o f Garfield, district fruit
inspector, Jas Pomeroy o f Sca-
poose and t w o experts from the
Oregon Agricultural College.
The plaitiff’ s witnesses includ
ed W. Snuffin, A. N. Stephens,
E. Linn, J. A. Inglish and Archie
Yocum o f Garfield and E. Bates
o f Estacada.
The result o f this suit was not
unexpected, but the same as has
resulted in other attempts on the
part of farmers to fight the
state’ s fruit inspection laws.
Mrs. Sawtell Passes Away
Mrs. Elizabeth Sawtell o f Ea
gle Creek died at 9:30 P. M.,
Tuesday, June 29th, at the home
o f her daughter, Mrs. Eli Suter.
Mrs. Sawtell, who was in her
65th year, had been an invalid
for some time past and her death
was not unexpected.
Funeral services were held July
1st from the Eagle Creek church,
with interment in the Foster Cem
The deceased is survived by a
son and daughter.______
An informal party was held
last Tuesday evening for the
younger folks, at the home o f
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Reid o f Gar
Jack Bourbonia o f Eugene is
spending a few days in Estacada
and contemplates remaining over
’ Neath waving fronds o f cocoa-
Loved hands rounded a little
While song and prayer on per
Wafted thy soul to Him who gave.
But men make laws nor seldom
To consider a mother’s broken
So, far away thy form o f clay
Must journey by sea to rest a-
And now afloat in thy rocking
Oh, little Tropic babe, I pray
May the winds blow soft and
kiss thee o ft
While angels guard thee on thy
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The Case of Jennie Brice
Continued from p age 3
a moment. mu Id Xlr liolcom lM *.
busy with tux uotebook. “ Did you sug
gest the t»uyx d o c k ? ”
•Wo. uo eliK-k urns m entioned
- t h e clock haw pu/.zied me.”
“ TI ip tow el?"
I Hit id d o m in d er wum coin
pleie without It.ootl. hut he kicked on
thut nii id to* didn't mind the ivMt. hut
he’d he bunged if hi* wu» going to
slush him self. Hut. as it happened, he
rut his wrist w hile cutting the bout
loose, and mo we had the tow el.”
“ I’ lliow slip ?” asked Mr. H olcom be.
“ W eil. uo. T h ere wum nothin*: said
about a pillowslip. D idn't tie May he
burned it acciden ta lly ?”
“ So lie claim ed ."
Mr. H olcom be
m ade «mother eutr.v in Ills book.
"T h en 1 Maid every m urder bad a
weapon. H e was to have a pistol at
tirst. but none of um ow n ed oue. Mrs.
Hadley undertook to get a kuife from
Mrs. Hitman's kitchen and to leave it
arouud. not in full view , but where it
cou ld be found. ’
“ A broken k n ife?”
•\\’o ; Just u knife.”
" H e was to throw the k n ife Into the
w a ter?’
“ Thut wum not arranged.
g a v e him a general outline. H e was
to add auy interesting detaila that
m ight occu r to him.
T h e idea, o f
course. was to give the |xjlice plenty
to work ou and ju st when they thought
they had it all and when the theater
dad bad a lot o f boom ing and I bad
got a good atory. to produce Jennie
Bri« e Hufe and well. W e w ere not to
apfiettr iu It at all
It w ould have
w orked ¡»erfyctly, but we forgot to
couu t ou on e t b ln g -J e n n ie B rice bated
"N ot really haled him !’* cried f.ida
“ Hated him !
»h e 1« letting him
bang. She could save him by com in g
forw ard now . uud site w on ’t do it
»h e Is biding so be will go to the gal
T here wus a pause at that. It seem
ed too incredible, too inhuman.
"T h en early that M onday m orning
you sm uggled Jennie B rice out o f the
rlty ? "
“ Y e»; that was the only thing we
W e fixed the hour a little
toe* late, and I was seen by Miss H ar
vey's u n d e walking aero»» the bridge
with a w om an."
“ W h y did you meet her of>enly and
take her to the train?”
Mr. H ow ell beut forw a rd aud sm iled
across at the little man. “ One o f your
ow n axiom s, sir.” he »aid.
“ Do the
natural thing; upset the custom ary o r
der o f events a» little as |s>»8lble. Jen
nie B rice w ent to the train l>ecause
that was w h ere she w anted to go. But
as Hadley w as to protest that his w ife
had left tow n , and ns the jiolice w ould
be searching for a solitary wom an. I
went witli her. W e went in a leisure
ly m anner
I bought her a m agazine
and a m orning paper, asked the con-
du« tor to fix her w indow , aud. iu gen
eral. acted il»e devoted husband see
ing his w ife off on a trip. 1 even” —he
sm iled —“ I even prom ised to feed the
can a ry .”
Hida took her hand« aw ay. “ Did you
ki»s her g ood b y ?” she demanded.
“ Not even a chaste salute," he suld.
Ills spirits were rising
It was. as o f
ten happens, as If the m ere confession
rem oved the guilt. I have seen little
boys w h o have broken a w indow show
tbe sam e relief after telling about It.
“ F or a day or tw o Bronson and 1
HHt back, en joy in g tbe stir up. T hings
turned out as we bad expected. Bust
ness lloom ed at tbe theater. I got a
good story, and som e fe w kind w ords
from m y city editor. Then the e i
Dloslou cam e. 1 got a letter from Jen
T o be continued.