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About Eastern Clackamas news. (Estacada, Or.) 1916-1928 | View Entire Issue (June 1, 1916)
Insurance Man Disturbs Services
For sixty days or more, ru
mors have reached the News of
fice of an exciting event which
occured in Eagle Creek a month
or so ago, but until Saturday
night, the editor could not glean
sufficient details of the sad af
fair to warrant publishing an ac
count of the lamentable occur-
To make a long story short—
once upon a time, a gathering of
eight or ten of Eagle Creek’s
sporting fraternity, comprising,
we are pained to relate, several
married men, met in secret ses
sion in an abandoned potato ware
house near Eagle Creek station,
to investigate the merits of the
grand old American game.
While the services were in
progress, the form of a six foot,
two hundred pound supposed min
ion of the law, was spied through
a knot hole in the club’s library.
Pandemonium reigned at once,
with all secret passages leading
from the building jammed, and
all evidences of the services first
being carefully concealed.
The supposed minion of the
law, was none other than our
genial Gresham neighbor, John
Brown, the insurance man, who
was in search of an expired pol
icy and its owner. John hasn’t
gotten through telling about it
yet; he tells of seeing fleeing
forms, figures and possibly fig
ments of the imagination, beat
ing it across the newly plowed
fields, hiding in fern thickets and
splashing through Goose Creek
and other water holes.
John had to wait two hours for
his car, and in the mean time,
one highly respected father, re
mained in a cramped, yet safe
concealment u n d e r Wilburn’s
Hall, among the cob-webs, chick
en dustings and refuse, while his
bride of a year or so, patiently
awaited his homecoming, with
the cows and kine lowing for
their evening’s milking.
Another respectable, although
single resident, fell in Goose
Creek in transit, and reached his
own back door, after a detour
around by way of Barton, Bor
ing and the Clackamas shores
time 1 hour and 35 minutes.
A half dozen or so of the more
fearless participants remained
snugly concealed in the loft of
the club house during the two
hours wait of said John Brown,
where they killed spiders and in
haled potato sproutings, while
peeking through the cracks in
the club house sidings.
John Brown feels hurt ar.d
pained to think that his happy
countenance w a s n o t better
known in that section, but mean
while Cogswell is having lots of
fun kidding his trade about ex
pired insurance policies and ear
ly swims in Goose Creek, but
making no mention of mole traps.
T ennis C ourts B eing Built
Through the courtesy of the
Portland Railway Light & Power
Company, the newly organized
Estacada Tennis Club have re
ceived the right to build two ten
nis courts on the property to the
right of the entrance to the Es
Last week thirty of the local
young people formed the Estaca
da Tennis Club, with I. D. Wright
as president; Mrs. H. G. Trow
bridge, secretary-treasurer and
R. M. Standish, manager of
Work has been going forw ard
on the construction of the courts
for the past five days and in a
day or two they will be in shape
for playing. In as much as sev
eral hundred yards of turf and
earth had tobe moved before the
playing surface was obtained, it
necessitated considerable e x-
pense and much volunteer labor.
As is current on all jobs where
many men are working, “straw-
bosses” w'ere much in evidence
and much good advice was freely
given and much enjoyment fur
nished in watching the “Never
Sweats” , as F. J. Harkenrider
aptly labeled the laborers, many
of whom were not used to exca
vating work, but all of w'hom
performed up to standard.
In as much as the game of ten
nis is more or less new to this
community, it is expected to fur
nish much enjoyment for both
players and onlookers.
will soon be here.
Check up on your canning supplies—
see what is needed to fill your wants—
bring your list to us -w e have a full supply of
Jars, Caps, Rubbers and Jelly Glasses
H ave you got your
S t r a w Hat?
S e e O u r s B e f o r e You Buy
Gef the Habit and Trade at
P A Broaaway
R K at & 2nd - C Estacada,
L O S Oregon
W hat is more desirable for
“ E. H. S.” Initial Rings - Solid Silve-
$1. to $1.25
2.50 to 3.
“ Friendship Links” including starter Solid Silver 25c
Filled Gold 60c
Elgin or Waltham
Bracelets, Scarf Pins, Brooches, Cuff Links,
Lavaliers, Pendants and any special
a r t i c l e s o f y o u r o wn d e s i g n ,
M A D E TO O R D E R
F. E. Beckwith
E S T A C A D A ,
On next Friday afternoon,
June 2nd, from 3 to 5 o’clock,
Mrs. J. R. Hughes of Currins-
ville will entertain at a C. I. C.
silver tea, to which all of the
ladies are invited.
OR EG O N
F. D. Hunt and R. M. Town
send of the P. R. L. & P. Co. and
C. N. McAlister of the Portland
Union Stock Yards, spent Decoi-
atkm Day in Estacada and vicin
ity. The party in Mr. Ewing’s
machine made a trip to George,
where they conferred with H. C.
Stephens relative to the coming
East Clackamas Coent.v a n d
George Community Fairs.
The delegates from the Esta
cada I. O. O. F. and Rebecca
Lodges, who attended last week’s
convention at Roseburg, return
| ed home Saturday and report ¡
Leroy D. Walker, president of
the Estacada State Bank was a
having greaty enjoyed the trip
business visitor last Tuesday.
and the convention gatherings.
Broadw ay Im provem ents
The fronts of the Park & Clo«-
ner and R. G. Marchbank s ores
on Broadway, are ihis week
being improved by the addition
of overhanging porches.
In the case of the Marchbank
store, the porch will take the
place of an awning and furnish
a shady spot for visitors on hot
summer’s afternoons. The Park
& Closner addition w ill comprise
a more pretentious structure,
wdth second story sitting and
Several Estacada parties this
week attended the “ Follies of
1916” at the Heilig Theatre in
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