News of the Week, June 11 to June 17

Oregon City Enterprise, June 14, 1877

SMASH UP – James Howell, Abel Eudey and Amos Lovejoy were out riding last Sunday in the vicinity of Milwaukie, and from all accounts they had a lively time. While going down a hill one of the wheels ran into a rut in the road and Howell, who was driving, tipped out. At this juncture Lovejoy caught the ribbons and ran the horses into a fence and he was laid out. It was then Eudey’s turn, and he grasped the one ribbon his predecessor with the reins had left in the buggy, and held on for a short time; but seeing that he was bound for the river if he stayed with the buggy, he jumped out, and by holding on to the rein managed to turn the horses from their course. They brought up with a rush and knocked smithereens out of the buggy, but the horses escaped without any damage. “It’s an ill wind that blows no one some good,” and the carriage makers will have a job at the expense of the boys who took a ride on Sunday.

FOURTH OF JULY – The question in our last issue, “who speaks first” has been answered and Oregon City will celebrate the good old Fourth in as appropriate a manner as possible. Preliminary arrangements are now being made to secure an orator for the day, reader of Declaration of Independence, etc., and all other necessaries to make it a success. Stay at home and have a good time. A full programme will shortly appear.

Oregon City Enterprise, June 11, 1897

NOTICE TO WATER CONSUMERS – All person using water for lawn sprinkling or irrigation, are hereby notified to strictly observe the hours for such use: 5 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Street sprinkling can be done when necessary but an excessive use of water will not be permitted. For a disregard of the above rules the water may be shut off without further notice. By order of the Board of Water Commissioners. H. H. Howell, Superintendent; T. L. Charman, Secretary.



Clyde Gibson Huntley House, 1897
916 Washington Street
C. G. and Lura Huntley moved into their new home on December 8, 1897.

HUNTLEY-MILLER – In this city on Wednesday, June 9, 1897, at the residence of the bride’s parents; Mr. C. G. Huntley and Miss Lura A. Miller.

The ceremony was performed at 1 o’clock in the presence of the immediate relatives and friends of the high contracting parties only. To the strains of Mendelsshon’s wedding march played by Miss Mollie Barlow, the bride and groom-elect, attended by Miss Vera Pilsbury and Mr. N. B. Townsend, of Portland, took their places under a bower of roses, ferns and clematis, where Rev. A. J. Montgomery spoke those few solemn words of the beautiful Episcopal service which united them for life.

After blessings and congratulations had been heaped upon the happy couple, the wedding party was seated to a bounteous repast. The bride was attired in a lovely white silk trimmed with chiffon, and carried a beautiful bouquet of bride roses, while the groom wore the conventional morning habit. Miss Pilsbury look charming in a white organdy over pink silk, carrying a bouquet of pink roses.

The interior decorations of the Miller residence were superb; the front parlor was decorated with ferns and evergreens, while numerous vases filled with beautiful LaFrance roses were arranged about the room. The dining room was adorned with lavender and clematis and the side parlor in red. The residence was literally a dream of beauty, showing full well that loving hearts and kindly hands had been untiring in forming the decorations.

The bride is one of Oregon City’s most popular and accomplished daughters, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Miller being highly respected pioneer citizens. The groom is one of our best known and enterprising young men. Mr. and Mrs. Huntley left on the overland for California and will be absent about one month. The best wishes of innumerable friends for their life journey so auspiciously begun are theirs.

Oregon City Enterprise, June 14, 1907


Saturday was strawberry and wild flower day at the Clackamas County Strawberry Fair and Rose Show. The showing of flowers is very large, the exhibit tables being covered with bouquets of fox gloves, Marguerites, anemonia, buttercups, tansy, lobelia, columbines, mock oranges, blue bells, Clackamas lilies and other equally fragrant and beautiful plants. It was thought by many that little or no interest would be taken in the exhibit of the uncultivated flowers, but young and old alike are enthusiastic over the display. Two eminent botanists, Thomas Howell of Center and F. P. Stauffer of Portland high school gave the correct botanical name to each specimen on display. This interested nearly everyone and the botanists were eagerly listened to. The prizes in the wildflower contest were: First, Dr. Sommer prize, complete Brownie camera and outfit; Second, the L. Adams prize, handsome clock; Third, the George A Harding prize; Fourth, the Frank Busch prize, a flower holder.

The strawberries are also attracting a lot of attention, and there is no doubt that many seeing the fine large berries raised in this county will also put out plants, and in time make this county noted for the size and quality of its strawberries. The prizes offered in this contest are as follows: First, the loving cup donated by the retail grocers of Oregon City; Second, the fruit basket donated by the Canby Strawberry Growers’ Association; Third, the Utopian vase donated by Huntley Bros.; Fourth, the dozen silver spoons donated by the Clackamas Growers.

The girls of the “You Go I Go” club served Saturday afternoon and evening and sang several selections. Miss Edna Daulton playing throughout the entire session, The audience was delighted with a solo, “Roses” by Miss Edith Cheney, and piano solos by Miss Martha Frances Draper and Miss Edna Daulton. Saturday the wild flowers claimed attention.

No one with an appreciation of the beautiful can afford to miss the treat that the display of flowers and fruits afford in Willamette Hall. Even those who every day remark on the loveliness of the roses that have been blooming in yards, did not realize their true beauty until the choicest were gathered into bouquets, each in its own distinct class. At one side of the hall in front is a table containing a variety of beautiful ferns. There are six long tables of roses, seven dining tables with decorations of roses and a partition made of roses dividing the dining hall from the exhibit room. The air is laden with the sweet perfume of roses. Across the front of the stage, forming an exquisite archway, is a curtain of fish netting with red roses carelessly scattered through it. Some have been pinned on the reverse side of the curtain and show a faintly veiled effect that is artistic. A basket of deep red roses is suspended in the center of the drapery. The effect of the stage is especially pretty at night with the light shining through.


All ladies interested in the formation of a floral society are urgently requested to meet at the home of Mrs. Rosina Fouts, Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The initial flower show of Oregon City proved so decided a success that it is hoped this meeting will be largely attended by women who are willing to offer their aid.

Oregon City Enterprise, June 15, 1917


The complete returns from the registration boards for the conscription registration held Tuesday have been filed with the state adjutant general by Sheriff W. J. Wilson, of Clackamas County. The total are:

Total registration, 2642; white persons claiming exemption, 1507; white persons not claiming exemption, 973; one colored man registered and claimed no exemption. One hundred and twenty-four aliens registered and 27 alien enemies signed the cards.

Oregon’s total war registration is 62, 985. The totals from every county in the state were received by Thursday night. The federal grand jury in Portland today is considering several cases which have been laid before it concerning the actions of certain men who interfered with registration or who refused to register.


Telegram to Sheriff Wilson: The period of leniency for those who have not registered is now past and hereafter you will bend every effort toward locating and arresting those who have failed to register. Every police officer and deputy sheriff in the county should be on a constant lookout for non-registrants. Adjutant General.

Unless the eligible men, liable to conscription under the national conscription law, who failed to register on June 5 file their registration cards with Sheriff Wilson or the county clerk immediately they will be arrested and held to the United States courts. This announcement was made Monday night by Sheriff Wilson, following the receipt of a telegram from the adjutant general, part of which is quoted above.

Nine o’clock Monday night was the last time allowed by the federal government. At that time all who had not registered became subject to arrest. The names of several eligibles throughout the county are known to Sheriff Wilson and District Attorney Gilbert Hedges. Arrests will follow immediately unless these men put in an appearance at the proper place, says the sheriff. Up to the present officials have had instructions to stretch a point and permit men of military age who neglected to register, but had repented of their action, to do so without asking them too many embarrassing questions.

The first WWI service related death for a local man is reported in this issue of the Enterprise…


Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ast, of West Linn, received a telegram Wednesday morning stating that their son, Henry, who had enlisted as second class seaman about a month ago, had died on the cruiser San Diego, ow at sea, on Wednesday morning at 12:05, his death being due to lobar pneumonia. The young man had been ill but two days.

Word was sent from the cruiser San Diego that the remains would be shipped to Port Townsend, Wash. And from that place to Oregon City. The remains will arrive here about Friday and will be held at the Myers & Brady undertaking establishment until Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock when funeral services will be conducted at the St. John’s Catholic Church, with Rev. A. Hillebrand officiating. The Honor Guards of this city and the G. A. R. veterans will attend the funeral services and a salute will be fired over the young man’s grave by a squad of soldiers. The interment will be in the Catholic cemetery.

Waldo Caufield Draft Card

Waldo Emerson Caufield’s WWI Draft Registration Card. Exempt from the draft because he had already enlisted, Waldo was killed in France during the last days of the war. Sgt. Caufield is buried in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery. After the war his mother traveled to France with a group of Gold Star Mothers to visit the graves of their sons who were buried in France.


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