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OREGON CITY COURIER-HERALD, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1901
Oregon City Courier-Herald
By A. W. CHENEY
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DEBT .YEARLY $200,000.
From the records of the county clerk and the county treasurer
the following facts have been obtained in regard to the business af
fairs of our county government:-
On July 3 r, the exhibit made by the clerk showed:
Warrants unpaid on general fund. $159,870
Interest on the same 13.787
Cash in treasury 23,152
Road warrants, one year , 31.877
General fund warrants.one year , 55,850
The treasurer's books show, among the expenses paid in cash for
the year: '.
County school fund . $23,933
State and scalp bounty taxes 28,708
Interestjjn $62,351 cancelled general warrants paid 12,457
Interest on $26,000 road warrants. 1300
Contingent fund 347
PATRONIZK HOMK INDUSTKY.
OREGON OITY, OCT. 18, 1901.
Thr official return shows that the
South African -concentration cumps in
August contained 137,619 persona. The
deaths numbered 23-15, of which number
1878 were children.
On account of the tax-dodging oLChi
cago's "anarchists in broadcloth," iti
school fund is about $1,000,000 instead
of 17,000,000, and the public schools will
have to close up for a part of the year. .
Total .". $66,745
It has been found that on road warrants the average interest ac
cumulates to nearly 5 per cent, before they are paid. A county war
rant runs on the average three years before being redeemed, when, at
8 per cent, the interest amounts to one-fourth of its face. As soon as
the 8 per cent, warrants on the" general fund have all been cancelled ,
the accumulated three ye irs' interest vill amount to one-fifth of the
The $27,234.49, principal and interest, paid out by the treasurer
under "road fund," is not considered here in the footing following, ex
cepting the part constituting the interest, which fs an approximation
to within a few dollars, as the $31,777 road warrants issued for this
year, 19x10-01, is the amount that must be considered for the year
" - If we add to the total s im of $66,745 paid out by the treasurer,
the two items of warrants 011 the general fund and warrants on the
road fund, issued by the county clerk for 1900-01, per order of the
board ot county commissioners, we get:
Paid out by treasurer $66,745
General . fund, warrants 55,850
Road fund, warrants .. .. 31,877
Tnit steel trust made $54,000,000 net
for the sis months ending in Septem
ber, which means over 10 per cent on a
billion dollars of capital, several hun
dred millions of which is water, in other
words extortion, highway robbery.
Whbk Philadelphia recently tried to
torrow $9,000,000 at 3 per cent she ob
tained only $5000. When political
knavery reaches the point where the
State's financial credit is impaired, then
even calloused .Pennsylvania realizes
that it is no longer a mere cry of wolf,
and begins a searching of hearts.
Tub platform adopted by the doinoc
racy of Massachusetts contains these
words: "We are absolutely opposed to
colonial imperialism abroad. We de
mand (for the Philippines) ultimate in-
uiiiry. tv e lavor iree tra le by
lof genuine reciprocity, or other-
At the present rate of expenditure,
the deficit in the British exchanges for
the fiscal year will be 69,724,000 $345,.
000,000), while the sixty millions of new
consols, with which it was expected to
meet the deficit, realized at 94, JE5G,
700,000, leaving a net deficit, which
must be provided for by fresh appropri
ations for 13,000.000.
Co orEK.vnoN in every reasonable and
practicable way is of tlio greatest ad
vantage to llu .inner. The Grunge
Bulletin puts the matter in this way:
The best answer that we can given to
the farmer who in anxiously inquiring,
"What must 1 do to ho saved from trusts,
monopolies, unequal taxes and other
evils?" Is ''Join the Grange nearest
to you, if there is none close by get the
neighbors interested and orjjaitize one."
" Pleasant Dreams"
Cries the young maid to her mother, as
she retires to rest. The mother smiles,
but sighs. She knows that the pains
that rack her will not stop for darkness,
and that if she
sleeps her dreams
will only be echoes
of the sufferings
of the day.
Why not sleep
soundly and rise
refreshed at morn
ing, with strength
and courage for
the day's duties?
pains, and other
womanly a i 1
ments, have found
a perfect cure in
Dr. Pierce's Fa
tion. It heals the
which cause the
pains and nervousness. It makes weak
women strong and sick women well.
"I deem It my duty to xpres my heartfelt
gratitude fqr having Wen the means, under
Providence, of raatoring- mt to health," writes
Mrs. B. H. Munn, of Spring-hill, Leon Co., Fla.
"For nearly two years X auffered from female
weaknes o I could not Mand on my leet any
length of time; could scarcely walk at all.
Appetite was much impaired; X had bearing
down sensations : can't express how badly I
did feel. Had tried several kinds of medicine
which did me little or no good. At last decided
to try Dr, Pierce's Favorite Prescription. I had
not taken all of two botties before I saw it was
benefiting me, so I ooutinued to take it until X
had taken seven bottles, when I felt entirely
cured. Did not feel a touch of my old com
plaint. It has been over a year since I took
your medietas, and I can truthfully say that
my health has been better for the last year than
it had been for four years previously.
" You may publish this as a testimonial."
Dr. Pierce's Common Sfnse Medical
Adviser, in paper covers, is sent free on
receipt of 21 one-cent stamps to pay
expense ot mailing only. Address ur.
K. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
Are Bought and
. ' Appreciated by
THE BEST PEOPLE
i ': ' of Oregon City
; . The 7th St. Grocer
I POPE & CO.
Hardware, Stoves. Syracuse Chilled and Steel Plows,
Harrows and Cultivators, Planet Jr., Drills and
J Hoes, Spray Tumps, Imperial Bicycles.
PLUMBING A SPECIALTY
Cor. Fourth and Main Sts. OREGON CITY
This sum, $154,472, is the total expense ofvClackamas county for
the year ending June 30, 1 901 .
As the total taxes to be collected by the sheriff for 1900 were
147,163 98 ($891 poll taxes., included), it is seen that even if every
cent of the sum were secured by the sheriff, which it will not be, about
$8000 remaining delinquent, it is evident for the year i900-'oi Clacka
mas county increased its debt about $1 5,006. Evidently a county tax
levy of 29 mills on $4,285,379 was not high enough. The tax rate
must be increased, or the expenses of the county reduced.
If we subtract the state tax, $24,423.49, and the scalp bounty tax,
$4,284.84, which, added, make $28,708, we get $125,764 as the expense
of the county government for one year, repair and building of roads,
care of paupers, etc.
To arrive at the total of the county indebtedness, we must add to
the $159,870 of unpaid warrants on the general fund the $31,877 of
road warrants, making $1 51,747,: and subtract from this sum the
$23,152 cash in the treasury, leaving $168,595. But to get the net
debt we must add to this sum the $13,787 interest accrued on the
general warrants, giving a total of $182,382 as the debt of the county
on July 1st we may, in justice call it $200,000, as the debt is contin
The largest item of expenditure of the county's money is roads
, Sagamore Sour Mash .
Tf vnn want a linnnr that. la fihfim
ically pure direct from the distillery,
try the sagamore sour mash. Kelly &
Noblltt, direct purchasers.
- .y : " 11 f- " r" i -" mo- vrni ai
fund for the year amounted to $18,247, which added to the $31,877 of
rutiu warrants, maKes ot tnat one item alone over $50,000. For the
year 1898-99 this amount was but $38,262.
The prevalent practice of squeezing the county debt into a
smaller compass by deducting from it the delinquent taxes, is nonsen
sical. They form, it is true, assets, but they are not available. Sup
pose that the county had a list of $100,000 delinquent taxes, could it
pay with them the expense of the Canby bridge, which, it is said, will
cost $15,000 when completed?
Oumio.N is about to receive some ad
verse advertising in Ohio advertising
that it will take several Lewis & Clark
expositions and Oregon exhibits at Buf
falo, Ohaileston, St. Louis and Chicago
to ovorcomo. Still some of the Invita
t ions to slump Ohio may not bo accepted.
Qeer V00W1 the bill for a state
board of eiiiuli.ition because he had too
much to do. That it the reason given
in the veto message. He has more
time now and will .spend the month on
stump in Ohio. Salem Independent.
The London press, including such
leading ministerial papers as the Times,
Standard, Chronicle and Spectator, are
nowiu full cry against the English war
ollice. Somo of them blame it for not
sending more .men lo Kitchener. Kip
ling in a tart letter declares the army
machine is back "in the oU ruts of iiu
' 'Knee, pretense and collapse." The
tor says Kitchener has "aecom
fnothing in a year except by the
lof atliition," calls for Lord Rot
lie sent out again to finish the war
J, R. Douolas, the Santlam gardener,
of Linn county, agisted by his son-in-law,
W. A Eastbiun, secured more pre.
miums at the state fair than any other
exhibitor iu the state, 21 blue ribbons
and $112 in 0;eh, Mr. Poiilai lies
proven himself a genius in the line of
Dromiring county and other tli-plays,
which he does mostly from his own gar
dens. He is an example of w hat rustle
tind energy will do. Eight years ago
he came to Albany with eight children
and $5 in his pockets, and today has a
JarRO place on tho Santiam river, tie
voted lo al1 kinds of gardening, and is
wortu several thousand dolia.-s.
THE BOARD'S CHILD'S PLAY.
The board of county commissioners is making frantic efforts to
cut down the enormous expenses of the county in a way that shows
poor judgment, and a desire to shield the g. o. p. officials in the court
house. Evidently tUe board thinks it has to save the $2000 it gave
to the Enterprise on the printing deal by cutting down the clerical
lorce 111 the courthouse, but it docsn t seem to know how to go at it.
In the first place, it makes an order allowing the sheriff and cferk each
one deputy and the assessor two, and because the assessor let two of
his deputies go (but kept four, claiming two were platmakers"), as
there was nothing much for them to do anyway, and the clerk and
shcrilTdid not, on account of extra work (which they paid out of their
own pockets), the Enterprise and Oregonian correspondent claims the
sheriff and clerk did not obey the order of the board while the assessor
did. Let us see:
It is true that the work of the assessor's office has been increased
by new laws, but the work in the clerk and sheriff's office has also
been increased in proportion, but this is no excuse for letting the as
sessor have nine deputies part of the time (one month'sibill amount
ing to over $Soo) and the clerk and sheriff only two each We don't
wish it understood that we sanction the employment of two deputies
by these officers any more than we do nine by the assessor, because
we don't. But if the assessor is entitled to six, which he has on duty
this week (he merely laid off two for a couple of weeks FOR EFFECT)
the others should b; allowed two. The county's money seems to be
EASY got and EASY spent, Why are three office deputies and
three field deputies of assessor paid $3 per day and another $2.50 and
two others $2.00, when the other deputies . are paid bat $250 and
$2.00; surely their work doesn't show for the extra compensation when
tne worK 01 a $400 assessor and a lot ot $3,00 deputies has to bi cor
rected by a $2.00 deputy in the sheriffs office.
Here are a few figures. Let us see: It is the work of the assessor
to assess. He assessed 891 polls and the sheriff collects $1124 for
polls NOT on the assessor's books, besides making new assessments
and correction and collecting thereon if 1765.03, or a total of $288903
which the assessor couldn't find. He has practically saved this be
sides selling $4210 worth of back tan liens under the new law at an
expense of $720 for all deputies for six months. Tne clerk has ex
tended the roll and c ollected $7000 in back taxes at an expense of
$200 for extra deputy hire (not counting chief deputy). Both the
sheriff's and clerk's offices more than make thHr salaries and deputy
hire in fees, while the assessor's office is a constant drain, from $400.00
to $800.00 per month.
i ne Lourier-iieraid is in lavor of a law limiting the number of
deputies allowed officials, same. as Uncte Sam does the postmasters.
There wou'd still be plenty of office seekers if officials were not allowed
any deputies at all, excepting the assessor, who could get along'with
one. Tut the jobs up at auction and see how spirited the bidding
would be. Very few business men make as much as a public official's
salary, saying nothing about the grafts that nearly all work Tax
payers! How do you like to pay taxes and have the money squan
dered? Think of this next June. The Courier-Herald will support any
ticket that will agree to cut expenses of the county down one-half,
and we believe the voters will hclo us, If not, let us turn the whole
thing over to THE political boss and let him run it.
To Trade 100 acres of land six milts
south of Oregon City ; timber enough to
pay for place ; running water, orchard,
about 100 acres cleared. Will trade for
Oregon City or Portland imnroved prop
erty. Inquire at Courier-Herald office.
The Portland City A Oregon R til way
Company will run cars every 30 minutes
between Oregon City and Portland Sun
day. A delightful ride lor only 25 cents
the round trip. The cars run cleat
hrough to Canemah on that day.
STOPS THE COUGH AID WORKS OFF
Laxative Bromo-Quinlne Tablets cure
a cold in one day. No Cure no pay
Price 25 cents.
"Another ridiculous fooa lad has been
branded by the mot competent authori
ties. They have diepelled the silly no
tion that one kind of food is needed for
bones. A correct diet will not only nour
ish a particular part of the body, but it
will sustain every other part. Yet how
ever good your food may be, its nutri
ment is destroyed by indigestion or dys
pepsia. You must prepare for their ap
pearance or prevent their c -ming by tak
ing regular doses of Green's August
Flower, the favorite medicine of the
healthy millions. A few doses aids di
gestion, stimulates the liver to healthy
action, purifies the blood, and makes you
feel buoyant and vigorous. Yon can got
Dr. O. G. Green's reli'ihle remedies at
George A. Harding's drugstore.
For Over Fifty rear. "
An Old and Well-Tried Kemeiiy.
Mrs. Winslow'a Soothing Syrup lias
been used for over fifty years by millions
of mothers for their children while
teething, with perfect success. It
soothes the child, softens the gums,
allays all pain, cures wind colic, and is
the best remedy for Diarrhoea. Is
pleacant to the taste, Sold Ly Drug
gists in every part of the World.
Twenty-five cents a bottle. Its value is
incalculable. Pe sure and ask for Mrs.
'Winslow'a Soothing Syrup, and take no
We live by our blood, and on
it. We thrive or starve, as
our blood is rich or poor.
There is nothing else to live
on or by.
When strength is full and
spirits high, we are being re
freshed, bone muscle and brain,
in body and mind, with con
tinual flow of rich blood.
This is health.
When weak, in low spirits,
no cheer, no spring, when rest
is not rest and sleep is not
sleep, we are starved ; our blood
is poor; there is little nutri
ment in it.
Back of the blood, is food,
to keep the blood rich. When
it fails, take Scott's Emulsion
of Cod Liver Oil. It sets the
whole body going again man
woman and child.
If you li;ive not tried it, send for free sample,
its agreeable t.uste will surprise you.
SCOTT & IJOWNE, Chemi.-ts
400-415 rearl Street, New York.
.oe. ami $1.00; all druggists.
WANTED TRTSTWORTAY MKN AND Wo
men to travel mid adTertlne lor old estubiuiu-d
house of solid financial pUmlicir. Salary $7S4
year and etwnses, all parable in rash. No can
v,Hsini: Tfniritt. t,iv? reforvuees and Hiclne
rlf-a Hrpatod st tnped envelope. Address Man
ager, Hi Cnxton Bids-. Chicago.
YOU MAY NOT KNOW IT
Bat the Best Stock of First-Class
Goods to be Found at Bottom
Prices in Oregon City is at
If your bread and pastry is made with
PATENT FLOUR it will give satisfaction
to both cook and the eater. See that the
order with your grocer reads "Patent Flour."
Made in Oregon City by . the Portland
Flouring Mills Co.
Fancy and Staple
Seventh and Center Sts.
Brown & Welch
PitoPRiwroKi op Tns
A. O. U. W. Building
OREGON CITY, OREGON
CRTY SIABSKET fS3.
FiFst-Glass Meats of .11 firjds
3ive yirr? a (Tall arj'd be Treated Eigt
We cirry the lareest stock of Caskets
Coffins, Robes anj Lining in Clackamas
We are the only undertakers in the
county ownim? a hearse, which we fur
nish for less than can ba had elsewhere.
vVe are uii.Iur small exp jnse and do
not ask large profits.
Calls promptly attendel night or day
R. L. HOLMAN, Undertaker
Phones 476 and 305. Two Doors South of Court House.
OREGON CITY GUN STORE
II. Y. Jackson
1,4 o r.--:.k.
Largest Line of Shot Guns in Oregon City
Prices to Suit. Remember the Place
Jackson's Bicycle Shop
Opposite Huntley's Main Street