December 3, The News

December 3, 1915
From the Oregon City Enterprise:

Two candidates, E. C. Hackett and William A. Long have filed as candidates for mayor in next week’s election.

Oregon City high school was defeated at Corvallis November 25, with a 12 to 0 score. A muddy field and slippery ball prevented either team from attempting many forward passes and trick plays, and both teams fumbled frequently.

Mrs. T. W. Sullivan Dies at Hospital. Wife of Thomas W. Sullivan, president of the Commercial club and hydraulic engineer of the Portland Light and Railway Light & Power company died at the Oregon City hospital early this morning following an operation yesterday afternoon. Mr. Sullivan and three children, Miss Satie Sullivan, and George and Frank Sullivan survive her.

Second Suit Filed Against the City for Death of Girl: A second suit against the city and J. W. Shea, a contractor, for the death of Miss Carrie Oliver, aged 15 years, on July 2, 1914, as the result of a fall from an uncompleted sidewalk on High street was filed in circuit court Wednesday by David Oliver, her father…the girl fell June 30 from a sidewalk laid on a filled portion of the street to the ground nine feet below. Her skull was fractured by the fall. The contractor and the city are held to blame by the plaintiff for four reasons: because there was no protecting wall or fence, because they failed to close an uncompleted street, because they opened the street before completion and because there was no danger signal or warning. Circuit Judge Campbell ruled when the first case came up for trial that a warning was not necessary, as the sight of a nine foot drop from the sidewalk should be sufficient warning in itself without signs or warning signals, to a girl of the age of Carrie Oliver.

dec 3 1915


December 3, 1853
From the Oregon Spectator
The M. E. Church of this City having just been completed – having been temporarily occupied without finishing the second story – will be dedicated next Sabbath, 10 o’clock A. M. Services also in the afternoon and evening. The Dedicatory Sermon will be preached by the Rev. Gustavus Hines, for many years a Missionary in this country, and Author of a valuable history of Oregon.

December 3, 1875
From the Oregon City Enterprise
NEW ERA is the name of a new town on the Willamette River just above Rock Island, and about five miles from this city. This seems a very favorable location for a trading and shipping point, as it is one of the few places in the valley where the railroad runs so near the river as to enable shippers to avail themselves of both means of transportation. Mr. Beals owns a flouring mill which does a good business, and the Grangers have built a large warehouse and wharf at this place. There is also a store nearly completed which is be occupied by Dr. J. Casto. We see no reason why New Era should not yet become a point of considerable importance.

THE CONCERT – The musical and literary entertainment given in this city on Monday evening was a most enjoyable affair, and a credit to all participating. The recitations by Miss Holbrook were impressive and intellectually rendered. The solos by Miss Emma Miller elicited the heartiest applause. The Amphion Quartette Club of POrtland won new laurels, while Messrs. DePraus, Lowe and Bray “discoursed seet music” in their own delighful manner.

CLIFF HOUSE, Mrs. Reinhardt, Proprietor
Transient Board, $1 to $2 per day
Single Meals 50 cents
Board per Week, $5.00
Board and Lodging per week, $6.
The Table will be supplied with the best the market affords.
Ball Suppers furnished on short notice, and at reasonable terms.

A Third street boy, of ten, desires to inform the public that a common umbrella will not sustain the weight of a common boy. He mounted the shed roof yesterday, spread the umbrella, and amid the hurrah of a group of boys he leaped off. He came down like lead, and when he came to his senses the boys were trying to pull him out of an ash-box by the hair of his head.

December 3 1975


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