James W. Mott

James W. Mott, candidate for the republican nomination for congress, is one of the outstanding figures in the public life of Oregon—a man with an established record of constructive leadership and accomplishment.

As Corporation Commissioner

As present Corporation Commissioner in the administration of Governor Meier, Mr. Mott has during the past twelve months performed the herculean job of ridding the state of financial racketeering. He has to date convicted every financial outlaw he has prosecuted, has restored the building and loan business of the state to a sound condition and has saved millions of dollars to the investors of Oregon.

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Heavy Loss Caused By Fire At Nampa

The Partridge building on First street was destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon.  An explosion in the rear of the millinery store in the building caused the fire, which for a time threatened adjoining buildings.  Miss Frankie Walling, proprietress of the store, denies that there was any explosives about the place, and there is much speculation as to what caused the explosion.  Volunteers assisted the firemen and after a hard fight the flames were confined to the Partridge building.  The loss on the building is estimated at $3,000, with half that amount of insurance.  Miss Walling carried $1,000 insurance on her stock, but this will not nearly cover the loss.

Source:  Caldwell Tribune, June 26, 1914.

George Walling Services To Be At Oregon City

Silverton, Ore., Dec 11 (Special) –Funeral services for George Walling, who died at the home of his son here Sunday, will be held from the Episcopal church at Oregon City Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Jack and Ekman of Silverton have charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Walling’s parents crossed the plains in 1845 and settled near Oregon City where he was born. His wife, (Margaret Johnston), was also of pioneer parentage. She died in 1925.

Mr. Walling is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Sutherland of Rockaway, and four sons, Willie, of Jefferson, Chester of Silverton, Ralph of Turner, and Roy of Tulare, California.

Source: Salem Statesman Journal, December 12, 1928.

$10,000 Loss in Lake Fire

Members of four of Toledo’s socially prominent families narrowly escaped death injury early Monday in a fire which destroyed two cottages at Wampler’s lake, 16 miles northwest of here, and badly damaged a third with a total loss estimated at $10,000.

The fire started in the cottage of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baither of Toledo and quickly spread to the cottage of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rorick also of Toledo. Both cottages burned. Continue reading “$10,000 Loss in Lake Fire”

A Veteran’s Attempt At Suicide

Horace Lateer, of Unionville, Takes Chloroform and Ammonia in This City—A Chance for His Recovery—Family Trouble Over Pension Money the Cause of the Act.

Horace Lateer, of Unionville, aged about sixty-five years, attempted suicide, yesterday afternoon, about 5:30 o’clock, in the back yard of Ed. Russell’s Oriental Hotel, on East Main street.

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Will Contract His Hops for Thirty Years

John Walling, one of the pioneer farmers of Polk county, was doing Christmas shopping in the city yesterday.  Mr. Walling has a 77-acre farm of bottom land about seven miles north of the city, 40 of which is in hops and the balance is devoted to raising hay, fruit and garden truck.  In speaking of the hop situation this year Mr. Walling stated that he was willing to contract the half of his yearly production, which is approximately 65,000 pounds for at term of 30 years at 15 cents a pound.

Source:  Salem Capital Journal, December 24, 1909.

Dance To Be Given At Moose Hall In Albany

Eck Rorick’s Collegians orchestra, which played last winter, has been engaged for the winter season at the Moose hall, it was announced today. The first dance of the winter series will be Saturday night, and will be preceded from 8 o’clock to 9 o’clock by a concert at the Moore music house on First street, to be given by the Collegians.

Source: Albany Democrat, October 9, 1924.

Mrs. Walling Leader

Grandmothers Club will meet Tuesday at the Woman’s Club, 450 E. 14th Ave., for 12:30 p.m. potluck luncheon. Mrs. S.D. Walling will act as chairman of a committee composed of all members whose names begin with “W.” Cards will follow.

At its last meeting the club gave $5 to the polio fund.

Source: Eugene Guard, February 14, 1955.

Albert G. Walling

Funeral services for Albert G. Walling, pioneer of Oregon who died at Rockaway May 17, were held in Portland Monday afternoon with interment in the Rose City cemetery. Walling was born June 24, 1847 on the plains while his parents, George and Francis Walling were on their way to Oregon. He made his home in Portland until about ten years ago. He is survived by his widow, Mary Walling, of Rockaway; three children, Mrs. Elsa Beardon [sic], Rockaway; Mrs. France Hallinan and Walter W. Walling and one brother, George Walling of Salem; and the following grandchildren, Mrs. Altha Butler, Mrs. Genevieve Johnson, Seattle, Miss Marjorie Walling, Salem and Cecil Hallinan and Marydell Walling, of Redland.

Source: Salem Daily Capital Journal, May 21, 1928.