Eastern Clackamas news. (Estacada, Or.) 1916-1928, December 18, 1919, Image 1

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Community Cooperation
Devoted to the Interests of Eastern Clackamas County
V olume 13,
N umber 13
The stars in their courses
fought against us last week and
as a friend of ours would say,
“ it was one condemned thing
after another.” From various
causes, we were behind in set­
ting up m atter for the forms,
when the temperature began to
fall and the water power became
too low to run the press. By
Thursday night we had only
printed the supplement and one
run of the paper. Then the tem­
perature sinking yet lower dur­
ing the night froze the water up
completely. The office was so
cold that it was impossible to
work until things began to thaw
out, which took much time and
fuel. We negotiated with Mes­
srs. Reed & Shibley for the use
of a portable gasoline engine,
which was duly installed, but
not until Thursday noon was it
in running order. We also bor­
rowed an electric heater from
Dr. McCall which was placed
near the ink disc to keep that
warm so that the ink would run
and also thaw out the form
which was icy cold when taken
off the imposing table.
then our troubles began, because
no exhaust pipe had been at,
tached to the engine, the fumes
filled the office and the conse­
quence was our efficient help,
Mrs. Ecker, became faint and
sick and had to leave. We then
fed the press and had al­
most completed the second run,
when we collapsed. Miss Hoy-
gaard who was distributing type,
seeing our condition called for
help, J. F. Lovelace and J. C.
Hillman responding. Dr. Morse
was called who promptly came
and rendered first aid to the in­
jured with something reminis­
cent of former times. We have
not much recollection of what
passed, but knew we were be­
ing taken care of. Our better
half had also .been summoned
and we sensed her presence rath­
er than saw her. After being a
little restored, a sleigh was pro-
E stacada , O regon T hursday D ecember 18. 191$
$1.50 P er Y ear
Mustered Out
The Methodist Sunday School
A distinguished officer of the
will give a program and treat to
Church Militant on earth, re­
the children on Monday evening,
ceived his honorable discharge
December 22nd.
last Sunday afternoon at 3:30.
The Christian church will have
The Rev. I\ B. Ford, D. D., Su-
a similar entertainment on ! perintendent for t he Salem dis.
Christmas eve. Everybody is f trictof the M. E.Church was just
cordially invited to both these
stepping on to a car at Oregon
Christmas celebrations.
Ci»y, when thecall came sudden­
ly like a bolt from out a clear
sky. The news of his death was
Masons and O. E. S. >
great shock to his friends in
Will Inst ill Tuesday
this vicinity, as only the Sunday
Invitations have been issued
before he had been here holding
for a joint installation of Estaea-
quarterly conference and preach­
da Lodge A. F & A. M. No. 145
ing in the morning. He seemed
and Mountain Chapter O. E. S.
to be in better health than on his
No. 108. The same will be held
previous visit and in preaching
in the 1. 0. 0. F. hail on Tues­
certainly showed no sign of de­
day evening, December 23» 1.
clining vigor, even in thought or
commencing at 8 p. m. A ban­
speech. Singularly enough this
quet will be seived after these
last, discourse was a clarion call
ceremonies at the Estacada.
to sacrifice and service Those
present will certainly have it im­
cured and we were takeii home.
pressed upon their minds and
Before morning the effects of
the gassing had worked off so
!)»•. Ford was a veteran preach­
that we wmre able to get down to
er of the Methodist Church, his
the office Saturday early to see
ministry extending over fifty
what could be done about getting
years. Besides holding several
the paper out. All through the
important parishes, he was’ pro-
internal upheaval when we were
siding elder, or as it is now
lying prostrate, the one dominat
termed, district superintendent
thought was the getting out of
more than once. His last ap­
the paper. On reaching the of­
pointment dated from J91(>. He
fice we found Mrs. Ecker had
was a scholar and never thought
just arrived and about to start
himself too old to study the
the fire. She was suffering ¿rom
great doctrines of his faith,such
headache as the after effect of
as the Incarnation and Atone­
the gas she had inhaled. We
ment, themes which are sadly
hunted up S. Pesznecker who
neglected by many socalled pop
put in an exhaust pipe to carry
uiar preachers. He was devot­
aw'ay the fumes so the engine
edly attached to his chnreh and
could be run without dancer
an enthusiast i»i its mission, as
may be seen from his official re­
from asphyxiation. By noon we
to the General Conference
had the thii d run made and com­
last fall. Stalwart may well ex­
pleted the week after dinner and
press him. Stalwart in .body,
got the paper in the postoffice by
mind ami spirit he was an in­
spiration to his bishop and follow
3:30, heartily glad that at last it
ministers as well as to the laity
was off our hands.
his care.
But there were some compen­
In the ancient litany there is a
sations for these mishaps; we
petition for deliverance from
found we had friends ready to
sudden death, but that means
help in time of need and we ex­
rather from violent death. It
tend our since rest thanks to
does not mean a call likf' which
them for their kindness, and also
I)»\ Ford received. Certainly
for the many sympathetic in­
his passing was most .fitting,
quiries which came from all
seeing he was one who was
around. And so w*e conclude
ready, his house having been set
that All is well which ends
in order. We may say of him
well,” but we hope it won't oc­
that he ‘‘walked with God, and
cur again.
ne was not, for God took him.”
I he N ews office came nearly
being flooded out Tuesday morn-
itig. A. G. Ames had been
thawing out tin* pipes when it
proved tnat one had been badly
punctured by the freeze. The
water began to spurt in all di­
rections and soon the lower part
o! the room was covered with
two inches of w ater. The < (lice
turn key had been borrowed and
taken to a house on upper Main
street, so it was some time be­
fore the water could be shut off
at the main. Mrs. Ecker and
ourscll kept valiantly trying
with brooms to stem the tide
and turn it out at the back dour.
At last the water wai shut < J
and the flow stopped
nately no damage resulted ex­
cept to our patience and feelings.
Something, however, has been
gained, that half of the floor is
cleaner than it has been for
many a day.
I o Precinct (’ommitteemei, and
Legal Voters:
The County Court at its regu­
lar term in January will appoint
judges and clerk.-* for election
boards to serve for a period of
two years, as by law required.
Therefore, it is necessary for
the County Clerk to obtain a list
of names from each voting Pre­
cinct in the County of those who
are legal voters, permanent resi­
dents in the precinct, and who
are competent and willing to
serve. Lists must be sent to the
County Clerk at Oregon City not
later than January 7th. 1920.
County Clerk.
C hristinas Show
To celebrate Christmas Day in
a fitting way. Manager Linn of
the Family Theater, has secured
an extra special attraction, enti­
tled ‘‘The Unknown L ove,"star­
ring Dolores Cassinelli and E.
K. Lincoln. You cannot afford*
to miss this. On Monday and
Tuesday December 29 and 30,
th *re will he extra rum; depie •
ing tiie PendieLon round p.