News of the Week, July 24 – July 30

Oregon Spectator, July 23, 1846
Notice.
The subscribers have, this day, formed a co-partnership, for the transaction of general commission business, at Oregon City and Portland, under the name and style of F. W. Pettygrove & Co.
F. W. Pettygrove,
A. E. Wilson.
Oregon City, July 14, 1846


The Oregon Argus, July 26, 1856
Another Fire.
On last Saturday night the building in front of McLoughlin’s Mill, was burned down. Merchandise belonging to different men, and amounting to about $2,000, was store in the building, besides a Paddy, who slept there. All was a total loss except the Paddy. The fire is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary. On the same night, the flume conducting the water upon the wheel of the Doctor’s grist mill had its underpinnings knocked out by some unknown agency, which has caused a temporary suspension of operations in the flour business of this city. We are not able to guess who would be guilty of the like, unless it be such loafers as slink around town, living on the interest of what they owe other people.

The Island Mill is now being repaired, in order to be replaced with a new and substantial frame. The proprietors inform us that they will have it running in September, when they will be able to make as good flour as is made in Oregon. This mill heretofore has not had the credit it deserved for making superior flour.


Oregon City Enterprise, July 28, 1876
IMPROVEMENTS.
Thos Charman’s hardware store is completed, and C. M. Kester has put up a new front to his shop, giving quite the businesslike appearance to that portion of town.
A new sidewalk has been laid down in front of the Barnum Saloon, and it is time that a good many of our property owners were looking after the walks in front of their property.
ACCIDENT
Thos. Worsham had the misfortune to fall off the sidewalk near Mr. Bacon’s residence last week, and a dislocated shoulder was the result. We are glad to learn that the young man is improving rapidly.


Oregon City Enterprise, July 24, 1896
The Novelty Candy Factory’s big fountain is running almost day and night and the proprietors are serving their customers with the finest ice cream soda, Arctic soda, Wilhoit mineral water, root beer and carbonated orange cider.

Fresh Fish on ice at Dan William’s store on the corner of Seventh and Center streets, every Thursday and Friday.

When in need of groceries, flour, feed or family wood, call on C. E. Nash, opposite Seventh street stable. New, fresh goods at reasonable prices. Free delivery.

Sewing Machines cheap. Want a sewing machine? Get a good one and pay $25; five years guarantee; $5 down $5 per month until paid. See Bellomy & Busch about it.

The Portland.
Re-opened near the corner of Main and Seventh Street. Clean, bright, well-furnished dining room and private rooms elegantly fitted up. Have one of the most skillful cooks on the coast. If your meat order does not please you, just let me know. Best dinner in the city including a glass of wine for 25 cents, 11:30 to 4 p.m. Oysters served in every style. Open day and night. Give Portland atrial. L. Ruconich, Proprietor.

Lawrence Ruconich of the Portland restaurant has arrangements made whereby he receives fresh mountain trout from the upper Clackamas River twice a week for his restaurant.

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Oregon City Enterprise, July 27, 1906.
An ordinance naming certain streets of Oregon City.
Oregon City does ordain as follows.
That the street on the south side of blocks 74, 81, 84 and 91 between the top of the bluff and a continuation of John Adams street and heretofore known as 16th street shall hereafter be known as and designated as South First street.
That the street south of blocks 75, 80, 85 and 90 between the top of the bluff and a continuation of John Adams street and heretofore known as 17th street, shall hereafter be known and designated as South Second street.
That the street south of blocks 76, 79, 86 and 89 between top of bluff and a continuation of John Adams street, and heretofore known as 18th street, shall hereafter be known and designated as South Third street.
That the street south of blocks 77, 78, 87 and 88 between the top of the bluff and a continuation of John Adams street, shall hereafter be known and designated as South Fourth street.

That the street east of blocks 4, 7, 14, 19 and 22 of Holmes Addition, and the street on the east of block 4 of Darnall’s Addition shall hereafter be known and designated as Eluria street.
That the street between blocks 5 and 6 of Darnall’s Addition heretofore known as “E” street shall hereafter be known and designated as Vermylea street.
That the street west of block 4 in Darnall’s Addition and heretofore known as “C” street, shall hereafter be known and designated as Magnolia street.
That the street west of blocks 4, 7, 14, 19 and 22 of Holmes’ Addition shall hereafter be known and designated as Warren street.
That the street west of block 2 in Darnall’s Addition and heretofore known as “A” street, shall hereafter be known and designated as Irving street.
That the street west of blocks 2, 9 and 12 of Holmes’ addition and the street west of block 3 of Darling’s addition shall hereafter be known and designated as Holmes street.
That the street west of block 4 of Darling’s Addition heretofore known as Spring street shall hereafter be known and designated as Darling street.
That the street south of blocks 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Holmes’ Addition shall hereafter be known and designated as Willamette street.
That the street south of blocks 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of Holmes’ Addition shall hereafter be known and designated as Logus street.
That the street south of blocks 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 of Holmes’ Addition shall hereafter be known and designated as Roosevelt street.
That the street south of blocks 18, 19 and 20 of Holmes’ Addition shall hereafter be known and designated as Pearl street.
That the street south of blocks 21, 22 and 23 of Holmes’ Addition shall hereafter be known and designated as Dewey street.
That the street north of blocks 4, 5 and 6 of Pleasant Place Addition shall hereafter be known and designated as Caufield street.
That the street south of blocks 4, 5 and 6 of Pleasant Place Addition shall hereafter be known and designated as Sommer street.
That the street east of blocks 3 and 4 of Pleasant Place Addition shall hereafter be known and designated as Pleasant avenue.
That the street west of blocks 3 and 4 of Pleasant Place Addition shall hereafter be known and designated as Dimick street.
That the street west of blocks 2 and 5 of Pleasant Place Addition shall hereafter be known and designated as Latourette street.
That the street west of blocks 1 and 6 of Pleasant Place Addition shall hereafter be known and designated as Straight street.
Read first time and ordered published at a special meeting of the Council of Oregon City, held July 25th, 1906, and to come up for second reading and final passage at a special meeting of said council to be held Wednesday, the 15th of August, 1906, at 8 o’clock p. m. of said day.
By order of the Council of Oregon City.
W. A. Dimick, Recorder.

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I haven’t been able to locate the record of the discussions leading to the reason for choosing these street names, but as well as naming several after pioneer families it appears that being on the City Council when streets were being named had some advantage for Mayor E. G. Caufield, City Recorder W. Dimick, Councilman H. E. Straight and Councilman W. R. Logus. Remaining Council members Andresen, Brandt, Harrington, Justin, Rands, Williams and Knapp were not so honored.

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