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About Estacada progress. (Estacada, Or.) 1908-1916 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 3, 1916)
Devoted to the Interests of Eastern Clackamas County
V olume 9,
N umber 20
H E L L AND OLDS
L eg islativ e C a n d id a te s M ak e
P re -C a m p a ig n
P ro m ises
Even the snow storm and dis
agreeable weather of last Mon
day afternoon failed to keep
about one hundred local voters
from attending the first political
meeting of the coming campaign.
The meeting was called to or
der in the Family Theatre in Es-
tacada, by E. W. Bartlett as
chairman, who introduced Geo.
C. Brownell of Oregon City as
the principal speaker.
Mr. Brownell did not mince
words nor waste time in unnec
essary pauses, but in his usual
forceful and oratorical manner
and at the rate of about 180
words per minute, told why he
wished to be nominated and
elected as a Republican represen
tative in the next state legisla
To sum it up, he wishes to
“ come back’’ and again take
that part in the county’s and
state's politics, that he once held,
when for twelve years he repres
ented Clackamas County in ihe
He left no room for doubt as to
his political preferences, lauding
the Republican party and orator-
ically damning the Democratic.
Among the measures which he
favored and promised to work
for if returned to the legislature,
were bills to construct good
roads, from revenues obtained
from an income tax and from
Federal aid. He laid especial
stress on the waste and extrava
gance of the last legislature and
promised to work for the abol
ishment of all useless boards and
commissions, which a r e now
thriving off the state’s bounty.
Mr. Brownell placed himself
on record as being in favor of
the county court obtaining the
sentiment of the county by the
ballot, before considering the
purchase of the Canby Fair
Grounds. H e f u r t h e r m o r e ,
favors a radical change in the
present system of county admin
istration, suggesting a ^lan of
dividing the county into three
geographical districts, with a
commissioner elected from each
division with the duties of the
judge to consist of juvenile and
probate matters, with roads han
dled by the commissioners.
E stacada , O regon ,
T hursday , F ebruary 3, 1916
COURT NOT LIKELY TO
T o O p e n G a rfie ld C a z a d e ro
R o ad
At a meeting held a week or
so ago at the Snyder Store in
Cazadero, between residents of
the Garfield and Cazadero sec-
i tions and Traffic Manager Hunt
of the P. R. L. & P. Co., steps
were taken to open up a road
this spring leading from the
Wagner corner in Garfield, due
south to Cazadero, where it will
I connect with the Cazadero-Esta
Such a road will be a boon to
Garfield farmers, greatly short
ening their haul to a shipping
point at Cazadero and also lessen
ing the distance to Estacada.
W h o W ill W e H a v e
F o r S p e a k e rs?
F o rm e r E s ta c a d a Boy D ies
After a lingering illness of
several months, caused by an
affection of the brain, Fred Wat
son, brother of Tom Watson of
South Estacada, passed away at
Salem, February 1st.
The remains were brought to
Estacada Wednesday night, the
funeral services and interment
taking place Thursday.
M e rc h a n t M a k in g T rip E a st
W. Givens of Estacada is con
templating making a business
trip east, leaving next Sunday.
He will go as far as Iowa with
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Pyle, who
are returning to Baltimore. He
will be absent about two weeks,
attending to business matters at
Washington, Iowa and visiting
relatives at Pittsburg and Man
His proposal that each road
district elect its own supervisor,
without the court’s ratification or
rejection being necessary, met
with popular approval.
Mr. Brownell pleged his sup
port in every way, for a candi
date for the county eommission-
ership from this part of the coun
ty and favored an Eastern Clack
amas representative in the legis
In his address which followed,
Ed Olds of Forest Grove, solicit
ed the support of this section in
his candidacy for one of the offices
o f Republican representative,
making substantially the same
promises that Mr. Brownell had
In the Brownell party were E.
E. Brodie, publisher of the Ore
gon City Enterprise, R. E. Wood
ard, candidate for assessor and
Jack Albright, candidate for the
office of sheriff.
The officers of the Eastern
Clackamas Taxpayers League
would like to obtain suggestions
from the taxpayers, as to sub
jects to be discussed and speak
ers to be obtained at the coming
meetings of the organization.
An invitation has been extend
ed by the secretary, to the mem
bers of the County Court, to take
part in the program at the meet
ing, to be held at the Logan
Grange Hall, February 16th, but
it is very doubtful if any of them
Judge Anderson, over phone
last Saturday stated that he
doubted if he would be able to be
present, owing to the duties of
his office keeping him constant
ly in Oregon City, although he
would like to accept the invita
tion. He would not give any
definite answer now and held out
little hope of his being present.
He stated that he had spoken to
Commissioners Knight and Mat-
toon, but they had made no de
cision at that time.
It is a shame that the duties of
the county court cannot be p^st
poned one afternoon, to allow of
the Eastern Clackamas people
meeting, becoming b e t t e r ac
quainted and hearing from these
men, outside of their offices.
Dont forget to arrange to a t
tend the next meeting at the Lo
gan Grange Hall, Wednesday,
A g e d G a rfie ld M an D ies
M. B. Spackman, the aged fa-
thea of C. R. Spackman of Upper
Garfield, passed away last Mon
day night, following a general
breakdown, incident to his old
Mr. Spackman, who was 74
years old, had made his home
with his son for the past twenty-
three years, having come to Ore
gon about seven years ago, when
the family moved from their for
mer home in Pennsylvania.
The deceased was born in 1842
in Clearfield, Pa. and is survived
by two sons and a daughter; be
ing H. B. Spackman of N e w
Bethlehem, P a.; C. R. Spackman
of Garfield and Mrs. M. M. Daley
of Los Angeles.
The funeral services will occur
Friday, with interment, in charge
of undertaker Henthorn, at
Mt Scott Cemetery
$1. P er Y ear
S te p h e n s H e a d s G e o rg e C lu b
President II. C. Stephens of
| The George Commercial & Social
j Club, is now the official title of
what was a day or two ago. just
plain, Mr. Stephens of George.
The old slang expression, “ Let
George Do It” seems to have
been the motto at Saturday even
ings annual election of officers,
and they sure did it.
The officers elected were, H.C.
| Stephens, Pres.; A. H. Miller,
( V. P .; OttoJannsen, Secy.; Miss
Sarah Howard, Treas. The Com
mittee of the House comprises
Mrs. H. C. Stephens, Fred Lins,
and Henry Jonnson; with H. Joy
ner, Robt Miller, C. A. Johnson
and Otto Pau sen, elected direc
G u id e to V o te rs
From a digest of the election
laws, the following dates should
be kept in mind and retained for
April 18 - Last day to register
for primary election.
April 19 - Last day to file peti
tions or declarations for nomina
tions for county offices, district
or Justice of the Peace.
May 1 9 - P r i m a r y election.
Polls open 8 A. M. to 8 P. M.
May 20 - Reopening of registra
June 4 - Last d a y for candi
dates to file statements of pri
Oct. 7 - Last day to register
for general election.
Nov. 7 - General election. Polls
open 8 A. M. to 8 P. M.
Nov. 22 - Last day for candi
dates to file statement of expen
According to County Clerk
Harrington, who bases her advice
on Section 3362. Lord’s Oregon
Laws, all voters are allowed to
sign as many petitions as they
wish for candidates seeking nom
inations. even signing more than
one petition for the same office.
T ra ffic a n d P h o n es S u ffe r
Since Tuesday night, an aver
age of but one train a day from
Portland, and that from six to
twelve hours late, has arrived in
Estacada, with no eastern mail
received this week.
Wednesday’s rain, freeze, wind
and silver-thaw, which raised ha
voc in Portland the day before,
did much damage locally. Many
trees fell and the ice clad and
broken phone lines have cut off
all communication with Portland,
Oregon City and some of the dis