This Week in Clark County

The following articles were transcribed by Holly Vonderohe from Clark County area newspapers

For the Week of December 5, 1999:

The Vancouver Register, December 2, 1865:

SOME POTATOES: Mr. E. M. HALL a worthy citizen and acquaintance of ours, lives back some ten or twelve miles northeast of this place, in that identical region of country, where some people in their laudable desire to persuade immigrants from settling at this place, have represented that nothing was ever known to grow here except fir trees. Mr. CROSNO, a late emigrant, happened to find his way out to Mr. HALL'S. Mr. HALL in order to
relieve Mr. CROSNO from the contagion with which he had become slightly affected while traveling on the Columbia river, pulled up from his patch a single stalk from which he weighed 24 pounds of mealy, well-grown potatoes. Mr. CROSNO went away apparently well satisfied that the land in that neighborhood was reasonably well adapted to production of potatoes as well as fir trees.


The Camas Post, December 7, 1923:


Lewis Richardson Has Close Call From Death Monday Evening

While attempting to cross Beeson street at the intersection of Fifth street Monday evening about 6:30 o'clock, Lewis, the seven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Merle RICHARDSON was seriously injured by being struck by a car driven by Miss Sophia BELZ. Miss BELZ was driving home from town and as she approached the intersection of the streets, Lewis started to cross on a run ahead of the car. A companion called to him that the car was coming and the little fellow turned about and as he did so turned his ankle, falling into the car. The rear wheels of the car ran over his left hand and leg and the side of his head was badly bruised, for contact with pavement when falling.

The boy was carried to his home a short distance away and Dr. MCMAKIN summoned. The physician found no bones broken, although his limbs were badly bruised. The injuries that concerned the doctor most was the bruised on the
left side of his head. But no permanent injuries will result, according to the doctor, and the little fellow is getting along fine at this writing.

No blame is attached to anyone for the mishap, and Mr. and Mrs. RICHARDSON are most thankful the results are not of a more disastrous nature.


The Misses Elizabeth CURRIE, Rose BLAKE, May BORIGO, Louise SCHRAEDER and
Jeanette GITTINGS, attending Oregon Agricultural college at Corvallis, were home for Thanksgiving last week end. A delegation of friends and relatives me the young ladies at the depot in Portland and brought them to Camas in autos. Miss CURRIE brought with her Miss Dorothy HILL of Prescott, Arizona, a student at the same college. Another delegation escorted the young ladies to the Union depot in Portland Sunday evening when they returned to their school

Neither Absent Nor Tardy

Those who were neither absent nor tardy during the third month of school at Probestel were: Alice ORTEIG, Frank TERECK, Earl HIXON, Fred FROHS, Don FISHER, Clyde BENNETT, Donald ANGEE, John TERECK, James SNYDER, Carl FROHS, Arthur ANDERSON, Clara WEISENFLUH and Frances TERECK.

The Vancouver Daily Columbian, December 8, 1914:


Joe MILLER and Rosie BOHREN, Portland.
A. Franklin WAGER, Los Angeles, and Amy LAMBERT, Ukiah, Cal.
R. C. LEHMANN and Mrs. Alice M. HEMLOW, Portland.

The Vancouver Register, December 9, 1865:

Young Ladies' School -- It may not be known to everybody interested in such matters that we have a school in town for young ladies and misses. Such a school was opened by Miss E. J. YORK, some three months ago, in the Methodist church, for want of another more suitable place. She has procured suitable rooms and just commenced her second term in the second story of Mr. TOMLINSON'S residence on North Main street. We can recommend Miss YORK with pleasure and confidence as a lady and competent teacher, and her school as a public want. Our school fund is sufficient to furnish us the luxury of a free school but three or four months in the year, and from its promiscuous character and deficient classification, is not well suited to the wants of that class of scholars which Miss YORK teaches. We trust she will be well sustained by the citizens of town, and by those of the country who may find it desirable and convenient to send their daughters to town to school, and that her school will become a permanent and growing institution.

Distressing and Fatal Accident

Mumford LAWS, a youth about 17 years old and son of Mr. Preston LAWS, on of our most worthy citizens, was killed by the accidental discharge of a gun on Thursday, the 30th of November. Young LAWS was some 12 or 14 miles from home at the time, and was out gunning in the company of a young man by the name of SHUBERT no doubt in a playful mood, but in a manner highly culpable for one of his age, especially in view of the fact that he had done the same thing before and been warned that it was dangerous, punched the deceased, or
punched at him, with the muzzle of his gun, at the same time holding the breech under the skirt of his coat to protect the lock from a sprinkle of rain. The lock becoming in some manner entangled with his coat as is supposed, the contents of the gun, which we are informed was something of a heavy ball, were discharged with fatal effect in the body of young LAWS. The ball entered near the center of the bowels and passed out above the point of
the hip and near the backbone. The accident occurred about 3 o'clock p. m. The young man was carried to the house of Mr. D. R. FALES, where he died the next morning at one o'clock.

May the deeply afflicted family, and especially the father and mother, be sustained in this hour of their sad bereavement, by a faith that knows no wavering, and a hope full of consolation.

PUBLIC SCHOOL -- We are requested by the Directors to state that the public school for the winter term will commence next Monday. Mr. MOWDER, Mr. CURTIS, and Miss Lydia MCCARTY have been employed as teachers. Two of the teachers will occupy the District school house and the third some other. The arrangements are not fully arranged, but if all desiring to attend will meet on Monday morning at the District school house, they will be provided for.

For the Week of December 12, 1999:

The Vancouver Independent, December 14, 1899:

Born to Mr. and Mrs. C. C. FRAMPTON at Riverside, December 14th, a girl.

The following persons received teachers' certificates, having successfully passed the last quarterly examination: R. S. BARR, Florence CRITTENDEN, S. S. CAMPBELL, Mrs. Mary DICKSON, Grace GILBERT, May LIESER, Anson WILSON, G. H. HURLBURT.

The fair given by the ladies of the Catholic church, at the Auditorium, was a grand success socially and financially. The proceeds amounted to over $1300. In the contest for the most popular business house in Vancouver, F. EICHENLAUB won. J. H. JAGGY was a close second, the Hotel Columbia, third, and J.D. MEYER was fourth.

Lewis LOVE, engineer on the Bailey Gatzert, who mysteriously disappeared several weeks ago, was found floating in the river near Astoria last
Thursday, and his body buried in the Columbia Slough cemetery on Saturday. Deceased was a resident of this county, and his parents live at the old LOVE place near H. J. BIDDLE'S at Riverside.

Mrs. Martha BURKE, died at her home in Portland last Sunday, aged 58, The funeral was held from St. James Catholic Cathedral in this city on Tuesday, and the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery. Mrs. BURKE was well known in this city were she had lived for a number of years until with the family she moved to Portland several years ago. She left a husband and five grown children.

An orchestra, composed of local musicians was organized last week, for the purpose of supplying music to the dances and parties of this city. Since the departure of the 14th Infantry band, a first class orchestra could be obtained only form Portland, and the new organization is expected to supply
the deficiency. The members are: E. HADLEY, 1st violin, M. LEWIS, 2nd violin, S. P. GAITHER, cornet, F. MCGINNIS, saxophone, Chas. BUTTERFIELD, pianist.

Peter AUNE, of Washougal, was in Vancouver Wednesday. Mr. AUNE say an epidemic of malignant diphtheria is prevalent in the Norway country, 4 miles north east of Washougal. One child of E. HOZELBERG and two of J. JERGENSEN have died and two children of E. ERICKSON are not expected to recover. Peter
ERICKSON also has a child sick with the disease.

Camas Post, December 14, 1923:


Five graduates of Camas high school are attending the Oregon Agricultural college this year.

Jeanette GITTINGS, ' 21, is a junior in the school of home economics, majoring in the professional home economics course. She plans to teach that
course in high schools when graduated. Miss GITTINGS is the president of the Downtown girls club.

Rozina BLAKE, ' 21, is a sophomore, majoring the professional course of home economics. This is Miss BLAKE'S first year at O. A. C., having spent one year at Washington State college. She is a pledge to the Alpha Rho sorority.

Elizabeth CURRIE, ' 23, is a freshman in vocational education, minoring in physical education. She is captain of the freshman hockey team and a member of the proctor committee of Waldo hall, Miss CURRIE intends to teach physical education and English.

Lucille SCHRAEDER, ' 23, is a freshman in the school of commerce. Miss SCHRAEDER is a pledge to the Alpha Rho sorority, a member of the associated rookess? committee, and a member of the freshman cabinet of Y. W. C. A.

May BORIGO, '23, is a freshman in the school of home economics, majoring in the professional course.

Jeanette GITTINGS of Camas, sophomore in home economics, has been appointed a member of the legislative council of the women's league. The women's league is an organization of all women on the campus.


Portland Puts Up Good Game But is Outclassed By The Local Boys

The Camas Athletic club basketball team made its first appearance last Friday evening, December 7th, in the local K. P. hall and defeated the team of First National Bank of Portland by a score of 28-18.

Considering that this was their first game the local boys surprised their supporters by playing an unusually fast game.

One of the outstanding features of the game was the brilliant work of Capt. "Irv" COLE of the local team, he having to his credit seven baskets.

Despite the heavy rains the game was well attended and the Camas Athletic club wish to thank the Camas fans for their support.

The line up for the game was as follows:
G. LORENZ, Forward, Irv COLE, Forward, S. ODELL, Center, WEIDMAN, Guard, H. BLAKE, Guard.

First National
ZIMMERMAN, Forward, STINNETT, Forward, DOLPH, Center, MCDONALD, Guard,


Referee--M. ROGOWAY, Gib POWERS.
Scorekeeper--Pat MORRISON and JONES.


Mrs. Edith Lillian Moe Platt Called After Year's Illness

Mrs. D. M. PLATT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. MOE passed away at her home in Oak Park on the morning of December 6th at 11:15 o'clock. She was a native of the state of Michigan, being born at Carroll in 1903 (8?). When she was six years of age her family moved to the state of Idaho, residing first at Kooskia and then at Lewiston. Four years ago she came to Camas where she continued to reside until the time of her death. Her illness continued for about a year. Her trouble being tuberculosis.

Mrs. PLATT leaves surviving her three small children, her parents, her husband, five brothers, two sisters, and a host to mourn her early departing. The funeral was conducted Sunday from Swank's undertaking parlors with W. O.
BENTHIN of St. John's Presbyterian church in charge. Members of the Order of Royal Neighbors, of which deceased was a member, participated in the interment at the local cemetery. A large number of friends attending the final rites, their number testifying to their sympathy and generous friendship.

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to friend, neighbors and Royal Neighbors of America, who so kindly assisted us during the illness of our beloved wife, daughter and sister, Mrs. Edythe L. PLATT, also for the beautiful floral offerings.

Mrs.(Mr. ?) D. M. PLATT and Children
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. MOE
Miss Ida MOE
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. MOE
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. MOE, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. MOE
Melvin and Charles MOE

LaCamas Post, December 12, 1924

Pioneer Passed Away

After a period of some months of gradually declining health, L. H. ALBERT passed away Monday morning at the family home of Fifth street, at the age of 64 years and 10 months. Funeral services were held Wednesday from Swank's
funeral chapel. Wm. P. SUTTON, minister of the Church of Christ giving the sermon. Interment was in the city cemetery.

Lemuel Henry ALBERT was born at Plymouth, Ind., February 2, 1860. It was yet in his early youth time that he came to the West, and locating here in 1883, he easily became one of the first of those early pioneers. Much of his life energy was spent in milling work. His early days here was spent in sawmill work. Later he operated flour mills of his own at Forest Grove and Jefferson,
Oregon, for many years, returning to this city two or three years ago to reside permanently. Since coming back here he had been employed in the paper mill.

Mr. ALBERT was united in marriage in 1884 to Miss Susan ANDERSON, daughter of a pioneer family, who survives him together with seven sons, C. H. and J. M. ALBERT of Portland; R. G. ALBERT of La Grande; A. L. ALBERT of Corvallis, Ore.; E. R., J. L. and A. H. ALBERT, and one daughter, Miss Effie ALBERT, all
of this city.

Pall bearers chosen by J. A. COWAN included besides himself, Len BARTLEMY, A. D. MCKEVER, Bede BUTLER, W. D. MARCHBANK and John GINDER. A singular feature is that all but one of these, Mr. MCKEVER are pioneer settlers of more than
40 years ago and MCKEVER is very close at 37 years. Mr. ALBERT was universally esteemed for his personal worth among his wide acquaintanceship.

Vancouver Daily Columbian, December 15, 1914:


The wedding of of Miss Ida SOHNS to Louis H. CONANT was solemnized at high noon today at the bride's home; Rev. E. B. COLLIER officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Tirza SOHNS and is well known in this city. The groom is the
recently elected county treasurer and is the son of Mrs. Elizabeth CONANT, living at Twenty-seventh and Harney streets.

The home was very beautifully decorated for the occasion. Only immediately friends of the family were present. Both bride and groom have a host of
friends in this community who will join in wishing them a long and happy and prosperous journey through life.

Mr. and Mrs. CONANT left for a short visit on the Sound.


John A. MCMILLAN and Mrs. Lillian A. MCMILLAN, Portland.
L. HORNBERGER and Mrs. Anne SARGENT, Clackamas, Ore.
Charles H. EDKINS, Gresham, Ore., and Mary L. NOLTE, St. Vincent, Minn.
Lewis G. CONANT and Ida G. SOHNS, Vancouver
For the Week of December, 19, 1999:

Vancouver Daily Columbian, December 19, 1914:


Mrs. Anna Elizabeth KELLER, age 56 years, died this morning at the home of her son E. F. HANEY, at 704 West Twenty-fifth street, following a lingering illness of seven months. She was a native of Switzerland, having lived in this country for 25 years, and in this city for the past five years. Two sons, R. HANEY of Tacoma, E. F. HANEY of this city, and one daughter, Miss Anna HANEY of this city survives.

Services will be held at Knapp's undertaking parlors at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, Rev. W. L. ECK officiating. Interment will be made in the city cemetery.


In the collection of Washington and Oregon slides to be thrown upon the screen tonight at the high school are many from Clarke county including a picture of Ethel HARNEY of Washougal and her complete record of work with her pigs that won for her the second annual sweepstakes prize of a Shetland pony. Herbert MANWELL and other Vancouver boys will be shown. The pictures will start sharp at 7:30 as a longer lecture has to follow.


The sale of Red Cross seals today is in charge of high school girls and everybody buys stamps. No, Christmas package should be sent without one of these seals upon it and if anybody escaped buying a stamp today while the high school girls are on the street he did so by sneaking up a back alley or climbing over the tops of building or down the chimney, for the pretty high school lasses were ever present at all different places at all times.

Gladys KIES is in charge and those assisting her are: Jessie SAWYER and Greta SMITH, Wilson's drug store: Helen LEATHERS and Tillie BEATTY, ferry landing: Bernice ROBERTS and Helen KIES, Tyler's dry good store: Frances BLUROCK and Erma CRANDALL, post office: Sibyl SMITH and Martha HABICH, Chumasero's drug store: Norma FIRESTONE and Gladys KIES on Main street.

LaCamas Post, December 19, 1924:

Oak Park School

The little play houses brought to school by the First B pupils has been a very interesting part of their reading lessons lately. We have a nice little village now. the little house brought by Wallace NEWCOMB is very clever and has been of great interest to all the pupils. Old Santa coming down the flue gives an added zest to our Christmas stories.

Anxious to Return

Nick MORRIS, local dairyman, has received a letter from his brother, James MORRIS, the first message he has had since the latter departed during the late fall for a trip to his native country Greece. The letter is a brief one, stating that he and his companions had a fine trip crossing the big lake. He is visiting his father, two brothers, and two sisters who remain at the old home. He confides too, that he likes America, this particular portion of it, the best of any country yet, and he is growing anxious for the date for returning. Dame Rumore has it that he may not return alone. Both the MORRIS brothers are naturalized American citizens, Nick MORRIS serving with the overseas forces during the World war.

Cape Horn Teacher Dead

Death of Miss Buella TERRILL, 21, teacher of the public schools at Cape Horn, occurred last Friday morning in the hospital at Stevenson after a brief illness of acute nephritis. Her body was shipped Saturday to her late home in Spokane in charge of her mother.

Vancouver Independent, December 21, 1899:


J. W. FIRMAN and Miss Anna DOW, of LaCamas were married at the M. E. parsonage yesterday by Rev. E. H. MUDD?. Mr. and Mrs. FIRMAN left immediately after the ceremony for Vancouver B. C. and other points on the Sound

Frank MCDANIEL, who was on trial in Portland for the murder of Claire FITCH, found guilty last Saturday of manslaughter. The verdict was accompanied by a recommendation signed by every member of the jury that the accused be given the extreme penalty of the law, which is 15 years in the penitentiary.

Mrs. Geo. H. DURHAM, a sister of Mrs. R. G. EBERT, of this city, died at her home in Portland, Monday, December 18. She was the daughter of Rev. Harvey CLARK, who came to Oregon as an independent missionary in the year 1841. Mrs. DURHAM was born July 26, 1844, on Tualitin plains, now Washington county, northwest of Hillsboro. She married Mr. DURHAM in 1866. Her sisters, Mrs. Dr. EBERT, of Vancouver and Miss Maria CLARK are the only survivors of the CLARK family.

Marriage licenses were issued during the past week to Jeremiah BELL and Emma HARNON, G. L. TRACER and Edna M. THOMAS, G. J. KNUTSON and L. I. CHAPMAN, C. S. ROBERTS and Margaret LOVE, Frank ROBERTS and Lizzie WRIGHT.

Christopher O'DONNELL and Harry FLEMING, both ex-members of Co. G, 1st Washington Volunteers, have re-enlisted in the 14th U. S. Infantry. They were given a 3 month furlough before joining the regiment in the Philippines.

Mrs. V. J. FIKE and Mr. and Mrs. H. STOOPS attended the funeral of Mrs. Alice MORGAN at Washougal on Tuesday.

George W. LOWE died at his home in Cowlitz county, Washington, November 30, in the 77th year of his age. He had long been prominent in the affairs of the county and had at different times been commissioner and had served as county treasurer. Mr. LOWE was born in Chautauqua county, New York, and at the age of 19 married and moved to Illinois. He crossed the great plains in a wagon train and came to Vancouver, then to Oregon, in 1862. He left and estate valued at about $15,000.

J. N. BLOOMFIELD, father of Judge N. H. BLOOMFIELD, died at Good Samaritan hospital in Portland last Sunday evening. He was 77 years old, and has been a resident of the Pacific coast since 1871. Mr. BLOOMFIELD left St. Louis in the fall of 1870, and has resided some time at Olympia, Kalama, and Vancouver. For many years he was occupied as a government contractor. He was well known and his death will be deeply regretted by a wide circle of friends. A large number of Vancouver friends attended the funeral.

Died--Mrs. Alice Wright MORGAN at Washougal, Wash., Sunday Dec. 17 at 9 a. m. aged 20 years. Deceased was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. WRIGHT. She leaves an infant son, numerous relatives and hosts of friends who will ever cherish the memory of a true and amiable lady. Death came to her in the form of that dread malady, consumption. The remains were interred at Washougal on Tuesday.

John KELLY aged 58 and an old resident of Vancouver, died Saturday morning at 5 o'clock at St. Joseph's hospital, where he had been taken care of for some time. Mr. KELLY came to Vancouver 35 years ago, and he helped to build the first cannery on the Columbia river, where he engaged in the fish business for some time. Mr. KELLY has been afflicted with dropsy for the past two years and his death was not unexpected.

Vancouver Daily Columbian, December 24, 1914:


A large number of visitors were present at the State School for the Blind last evening and heard a very fine program of musical numbers and readings. The school closes its sessions today until Monday, January 4 and many are leaving to spend the holidays at their respective homes. The following program was rendered:

Songs.... by Junior Chorus
Reading.... "Santa Claus" Robert SCOTT
Violin Trio.... "Pastorelle" (Nevin) Ethel ROUKER, Kathleen O'NEILL, Louie
Reading.... "Letter to Santa Claus" Lonnie GALLEMORE
Reading.... "Kris Kringle's Surprise" Dorothy HOPKINS
Songs.... by Junior Chorus


Cast of Characters
Ebenezer Scrooge.... Fritz DRYER
Jacob Marley, the Ghost....Fred ELLIS
Christmas Spirit of the Past.... Eula PILKENTON
Christmas Spirit of the Present.... Marie KIMMEL
Christmas Spirit of the Future.... Amy HOLLISTER
Bob Cratchit.... Oscar MORTENSON
Mrs. Cratchit....Blanche RANNING
Peter Cratchit....Cecil FRIEND
Belinda Cratchit....Kathleen O'NEILL
Martha Cratchit.... Adeline DESAUTEL
Two Young Cratchits.... Luella JAHNSCH?, Christian MILLER
Tiny Tim.... Millard CUNNINGHAM
Fred Scrooge.... Roy BINZER
Mrs. Fred Scrooge....Ethel ROUKER
Fiddler.... Louie DRENTWELL
Guests.... Freda FREDERICKSON, Blanche RANNING, Adeline DESAUTEL, Amy

Men and Women on the Streets.... Helen LOOP, Cecil FRIEND, Willie BROWN,

For the Week on December 26, 1999:

Vancouver Independent, December 29, 1883:

DIED IN THE ASYLUM---James BARRON, who was sent from here to the insane asylum at Steilacoom on August 2nd 1876, die in that institution on the 21st of December. He at one time owned a farm at Union Ridge, in this county, which went for his support in the asylum.DIED IN THE ASYLUM---James BARRON, who was sent from here to the insane asylum at Steilacoom on August 2nd 1876, die in that institution on the 21st of December. He at one time owned a farm at Union Ridge, in this county, which went for his support in the asylum.

LUMBER YARD---L. C. PALMER of this city has started a lumber yard at Alkali, Oregon, some distance for the Dalles. All the lumber in his yard was cut by Clarke county mills, and he started in last week with 300,000 feet on hand. There is a market there for all the lumber our mills can produce at present.

WASHOUGAL---J. K. C. DURGAN, in accordance with his announcement, has commenced the building of his new store, which will be a large and fine structure. The dressed lumber is furnished by mills in Vancouver, and the rough lumber from ROTT'S mill on Cape Horn mountain. Much of the lumber is on the ground already.

DIED SUDDENLY---Mrs. DREW, a hard working woman of this city, died quite suddenly on Thursday night. She had done a washing the day before, and in the evening at a neighbor's complained of feeling badly. She went home and retired. Some time during the night the husband woke up and found her dead, in the bed beside him. The cause of her death was probably heart disease.

OBITUARY---Died, Mill Plain, Thursday, Dec 20th, A. J., son of John and Mary CORLESS, aged 22 years, 2 months, and 29 days. His death was immediately caused by lung disease, which resulted from severe sprains and bruises, received in an encounter with an unruly steer some three years ago.  "Jack" as he was familiarly known, was liked by everybody, and had just as many friends as he had acquaintances. His early death, in what should have been life's most joyous period, casts a gloom over family and friends, which only time will dispel.

MARRIED--- At the residence of the bride's parents, December 23d, 1883, by S. C. HARRIS, J. P., Mr. Charles DALY and Miss Mary CRAMER, all of Clarke county.

The Vancouver Independent, December 28, 1899:

Two colored soldiers were tried in the municipal court Tuesday, and fined for disorderly conduct, as the consequence of their Christmas celebration. Willie HAMPTON, who was first arrested, was let off with a payment of $1 and costs upon his showing of previous good character. But Sam MILLER, who was arrested later for appearing on the streets armed with a razor and a knife, with which he sought revenge on the man that arrested his friend was fined $20 and costs, in default of which he was sent to jail.

Licenses to wed since last reported have been issued to the following:

William REED to Edna WILLIAMS
C. S. ROBERTS to Margaret LOVE
Gilbert KNUTSON to Lucile L. CHAPMAN
G. W. ADAMS to Elizabeth ROSE or ROSS?
Jeremiah BELL to Emma HARNAM?

The Vancouver Independent, December 29, 1881:

BORN---In Vancouver, Dec. 16th, 1881, to the wife of H. C. DANNALS, a daughter, weight 9 and 1/2 pounds.

MARRIED---At the residence of Wm. B. PATTERSON, in this city, Dec. 26, 1881, by the Rev. A. S. NICHOLSON,S. F. SIFERD and Mrs. Melisa DOLSON, both of Portland, Ogn.

DIED---In Vancouver, W. T., Dec. 27, 1881, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. J. BEESON, Gustave de NEVEU, Sr., aged nearly 71 years.

LOCALS---Rosa CLINE was bailed out of jail last Friday, by STICE depositing the coin, and she went to Portland the next morning.

SUDDEN DEATH---The wife of J. P. HEALEY died very suddenly Tuesday night, after being sick only a few hours. She left a large family of small children, and the house is veritably a house of weeping and wailing, and deep sorrow. The funeral services will be held at St. James Cathedral, at 10 o'clock a. m. on Friday.

PRESENTATION---The new smile worn by W. B. PATTERSON is accounted for in the fact that the members of the Vancouver City Brass Band on Christmas day presented him with a beautiful carved meerschaum pipe. Dr. Randolph SMITH presented the pipe with a very neat and appropriate little speech. PATTTERSON is a good musician, and the boys appreciate him as their instructor and leader.

Camas Post, December 29, 1913:

Suit Brought to Annu. Deed

Daniel S. REEDER has brought suit in the superior court asking that a deed executed December 14, 1909, be declared null and void. REEDER files the action against his brother Paul S. REEDER, setting forth the allegation that the latter exceeded the power of attorney granted him and deeded away the plaintiff's one eighth interest in property located in this county. Plaintiff states that he was in Alaska at the time of his mother's death and that his brother represented that power of attorney should be given to him to settle the estate. According to the complaint filed the value of the interest in litigation is $700.


The marriage of Stephen P. MARTIN of this city and Miss Helen SHOLUND of Portland was solemnized last Sunday evening at the home of the bride's brother, who is a resident of Brush Prairie. The bridegroom has been for a number of years past a reliable and valued employee at the paper mill. The bride visited in this city upon a number of occasions and is highly esteemed by all her acquaintances. Mr. and Mrs. MARTIN will assume the duties of housekeeping here in the near future and in the tender of congratulations over the above happy event The POST wishes to be included.

Floater's Identity Established

The identity of the drowned man whose body was found floating near Ridgefield report of which was made in last week's Post was pretty well established by the officer's to be John WILLIAMS and his last place of residence was a rooming house at 10 Union avenue North in Portland. Identity was traced through an addressed envelope found in a pocket of the dead man's clothing. He had a sister living in Patterson, N. J. It was probably a case of suicide while in a despondent mood. The body was buried in Fourth Plain cemetery.

Mrs. LONG Publishes Volume of Original Poems

A report from Washougal says that a book of original poems written by Mrs. C. Theressa LONG of Washougal has just been published by a Chicago publishing house and a number of copies have been secured by Mrs. LONG'S friends in Clarke county, particularly among the teachers. Mrs. LONG is a primary teacher in the Washougal school. The book is neatly bound and is entitled "Night Thoughts and Day Dreams." It contains more than 100 poems on various subjects.

Matters in Probate Court

Laura RADCLIFFE has been named by superior court as administer in the estate of Emma C. HIRSCH, who died in Portland, August 19, 1915. A part only of the estate is located in this county.

William A. HOYES has been granted letters of administration in the joint estate of his parents Rebecca A. HOYES, who died March 6, 1911 and William HOYES, who died December 2, 1916. The property includes a large farm near Battle Ground which is to be divided between five children.

The will of Netta E. COLE, who died November 11, 1916 was admitted to probate and Brackenridge B. COLE, the surviving husband approved as executor. The entire estate was left to him to be administered without bonds. George RUITER, Emanuel RIEGLE and Justin W. TAIT or TAFT? were named appraisers of the estate by the court.

The Vancouver Independent, December 30, 1865:


At the residence of Hon. B. F. SHAW, Dec 28, by the Rev. A. S. NICHOLSON, Mr. Maurice M. JOHNS of Umatilla Co., Or. and Miss May NYE, of Vancouver.

In Portland, Dec. 25 by the Rev. John ROSENBERG, Mr. John C. KLEIN, of San Francisco, and Miss Alice M. MIDDLETON, formerly of this city.

In this city, by S. D. MAXON, J. P. Dec 17, Samuel VINSON and Jenny CHASE, both of Portland.

In this city by S. D. MAXON, J. P. Dec. 26, Alfred BAKER and Sarah DRAKE, both of Portland.

In this city by S. D. MAXON, J. P. Dec. 27, George ZEILLEE and Ettie MAYBERRY, both of Portland.


It is a very painful duty for us this morning to announce the death of one of our most respected and prominent citizens, Mr. Michael WINTLER, which took place at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, last evening. His death resulted from injuries received in a fall upon some railroad iron on Washington Street wharf on Tuesday evening, to say that our citizens are sadly shocked by this sudden occurrence does not begin to express their feelings, for this city is in mourning over the event, and the sympathy of the entire community is with the bereaved family in their terrible affliction. Mr. WINTLER was a man of generous impulses, enterprising, and possessed of the most strict integrity. His death is a public loss.

Fatal Accident--We regret to learn by Wed's Oregonian that Mr. N. HENRICKSON of Forest Grove, Or. was killed on Saturday. Mr. HENRICKSON was feeding a threshing machine run by water power when, from some disarrangement of defect in this machinery, the cylinder burst, a portion striking him on the head inflicting a terrible wound form which he died in a few hours.

Mr. HENRICKSON was a native of Denmark. He emigrated from the old country to this, and settled in Vancouver in 1858 where he had lived until some two years ago, when he moved to Forest Grove. Mr. HENRICKSON like most of those who emigrate from the old country, was reared in poverty. After leaving there he succeeded in making some money, which he generously employed in bringing one of his brothers to the country and place of his adopting. The two brothers thus brought together, worked for money with which, much to their credit, they brought a third. Mr. HENRICKSON was well known here and highly esteemed as an enterprising and worthy citizen. Our community perhaps without a single exception will feel truly sorry to hear of his death. He was unmarried and about 30 years of age.

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