Image provided by: Portland General Electric; Portland, OR.
About Estacada progress. (Estacada, Or.) 1908-1916 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 2, 1915)
Olrgorr Histories!' Sac.
207 Second St.
Devoted to the Interests of Eastern Clackamas County
V olume 8.
N umber 50
E stacada , O regon ,
T hursday ,
S eptember 2, 1915
$1. P er Y ear
East Clackamas County Fair
Ready for the Crowds
The finishing touches were put
on the arrangements for the
George Fair on Labor Day, Mon
day, September 6 th, by the Com
mittee at its recent meeting.
The morning will be devoted to
viewing the exhibits, visiting,
etc. A fine program has been
arranged for the afternoon, with
an address on Rural Credits by
Congressman Hawley and ad
dresses by some of the members
o f the faculty of the Oregon
Agricultural College, also a talk
on Hogs, by Mr. A. N. McAlister,
o f the Union Stock Yards, of
Portland. Sports and games will
finish the day.
The Garfield Band will be in
attendance. Dancing in the Club
house will begin at eight o’clock.
Everybody is invited to come and
bring their picnic lunches, sir
lunches may be secured at the
club’s refreshment stand, if de
September 8 - 9 - 10
Fine Exhibits, Speeches and Sports on the Program
The second annual East Clack
amas County Fair opens next
Wednesday, Sept. 8 th, continu
ing for three days.
The premium lists are printed
and being distributed through
the mails to all of last year’s ex
hibitors. Supplies of these lists
are ready for free distribution at
all stores in Estacada, Spring-
water, Barton, Currinsville and
The overworked committees
are fast putting the finishing
touches to their departments,
and added attractions are prom
ised which cannot be mentioned
at this early date.
Mrs. M. H. Evans of Estacada
will be in charge of the Eugenics
Contest, which is open to all
children between the ages of six
Boring Man Dynamites Self
months and six years. All en
tries in this department must be
Wednesday morning, Godfried
in the hands of Mrs. Evans or
Boese a farmer residing south of
the secretary, Mrs. A. W. Bot
Boring, committed suicide with a
kin by Monday next, either by
blast of dynamite.
phone or in writing.
Mr. Boese, who had suffered
Mrs. Jehu Davis of Garfield
for sometime irom mental disor
consented to give a demon
der, left his house about 3 o’clock
stration of spinning, taking the
yesterday morning and the fami
wool in the raw state and per
ly were roused soon after by an
the entire operation of
explosion. An examination re
making cloth on an old fashioned
vealed that the victim had gone
spinning wheel and loom.
into the orchard, seated himself
It has been decided that the
upon a quantity o f dynamite and
special prize hoar given by the
deliberately killed himself.
P. R. L. & P. Co. will be award
ed to the best individual exhibit,
Firefighter Breaks Leg
in not less than three of the fol
Word was received Saturday,
lowing classes A-B-C-D-E-F and
that Stanley Turel o f Estacada
I. This premium is to be award
had met with an accident, having
ed on counts; 1st premium. 5
had his leg badly broken by a
counts; 2nd premium, 3 counts.
falling log, during the fire fight
It is hoped that Division H or
ing on Shell Rock Mountain.
the Women’s Dept, will make an
The boy was conveyed to Clack
especially good showing and the
amas Lake, where he was taken
cooking exhibit promises to be
to Portland by auto, arriving
much larger than last year.
there the second day.
On Wednesday afternoon, at
ports show the patient to be get
1-30 o ’clock, Miss Turley of the
ting along finely.
O. A. C. Extension Dept, staff,
An unsubstantiated rumor was
will give a cooking demonstra
current thaLthe Shell Rock fire
tion, which is expected to prove
had destroyed Mendenhall’s tem
’ of great interest to the house
porary camp, entailing a loss of
clothing, bedding and food.
A.slight correction is herewith
The Shell Rock fire is believed
made to the premium list, under
to be under control but a bad one i Class 10 Jersey, there should
is raging between Clackamas and
have been inserted - “ Heifer 1
year and not over 2 years.’ ’ *
While no definite news has
leaked out as to the community
exhibits from one or two of the
sections, strong rivalry is prom
ised in this department between
the various communities on the
east side of the river, but “ dark
horses” are expected to appear
from ’tother side the last minute.
Among the speakers, who have
already been scheduled, are Far
mer Smith, the O. W. R. & N.
corn specialist, who will speak
Friday. Prof. Fitts, the O. A.
C. dairy specialist, will lecture
Wednesday, and A. N. McAlister
of the Portland Union Stock
Yards will present the subject
for hich he is statewide famous,
namely The Hog Raising Indus
A first class program of sports
and contests is being arranged
for the afternoons, taking place
on the base ball grounds adjoin
ing the fair grounds. One of the
main attractions will be the inter
sectional base ball games, be
tween teams made up entirely of
married men from G a r f i e l d ,
Currinsville, Springwater and Es
tacada. Valuable prizes will be
awarded the team which wins
The opening game will be play
ed Wednesday afternoon between
Springwater and Garfield, with
Estacada vs Currinsville Thurs
day afternoon and the winners
playing off for the championship
The line-up of the four teams
cannot be accurately given out at
this time, but the Springwater
Sprouters, in charge of Rev. Aue
as manager, will probably show
such old veterans as Bittner, Boy-
lan, Parks, Guttridge, Shibley,
Schmidt, Folsom, Horner, Kil
gore, Howell, Millard, etc.
Mgr. Botkin of the Garfield
Gardeners has been pulling off
secret practise every night, with
the promise of a hatting string,
comprising Duncan, Bates, Craw
ford, Tracy, Jenkins, Stokes, Da
vis, Marshall, Thomas, Yocum
and other names from the Gar
field Athletic Register.
The Currinsville Cowherders
already feel that the prize is
theirs, under the captainship of
Concluded on page 4
Melvin A. Larsen, an 18 year
old farmer boy, living near An
derson station, between Estacada
and Gresham, last Saturday af
ternoon climbed one of the tall
transmission towers of the P. R.
L. & P. Co. and in a spirit of
bravado touched his hat to one of
the heavy 60,000 volt wires and
On each of these towers is a
placard warning trespassers of
the danger, but the boy ignorant
ly paid no attention to it and
even disregarded the warning of
a boy companion.
Business Men, Stop-Look-Listen
There will be a meeting of the
Estacada Business Men’s Devel
opment League at the Estacada
State Bank, next Friday evening.
Sept. 3rd at 7:30 sharp.
At this meeting there will be
considered a number of import
ant matters of especial interest
to the welfare of the merchants
and this community. All inter
ested parties are invited to be
Blooded Stock Brought In
About thirty days ago, J. M.
Whelean of Upper Garfield had
an auto truck load of thorobred
Duroc-Jersey hogs brought from
Vancouver to his farm.
Mr. Whelean and family form
erly resided in Portland and have
only recently come to make their
permanent home on their Gar
field property, which was former
ly the Sanford place.
Mr. Whelean intends to stock
his ranch with thorobred Hol
stein cattle and within a short
time his will be one of the best
equipped farms in this commun
It is hoped that some of the
Whelean cattle and hogs will be
on exhibit at the East Clackamas
It seems odd that no veteri
narian is located at Estacada or
in this vicinity. This community
should offer a good field for such
a practitioner, as the services of
a /doctor are needed here contin
ually to care for sick horses, cows,
Tell your veterinarian friends
about this attractive opening.