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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 1903
20th YEAR, NO. 35-
THE LEWIS AND ClARK
EXPOSITION OF 190S.
The Resources of the
Be Advertised as
A writer in the Edinburg Review in
1813 described Oregon as the last corner
on earth left free for the occupation of a
civilized. race. "When Oregon shall be
colonized," he declared, "the map of the
world may be considered as filled up . "
This was written at the time the bound
ary question was pending between the
. United Stales and Great Britain, termi
nating June 15, 1816, in the addition of
the territory bet.ween the 42nd and 49th
parallels and west of the Rocky moun
tains to our national domain. Fifty-one
years before Captain Gray had disc ov
ered the Columbia river and 38 years
before Lewis and Clark hart completed
their expedition across the continent by
making camp pa the shores of the Pa
cific. The one hundreth anniversary of the
arrival of the Lewis and dark party in
Oregon will be' commemorated in 1905,
by an exposition which will be repre
sentative of American, European and
Oriental life, outcome and industry.
Preparations for this event are now ac
tively under way. A company with
$100,000 capital has been incarp irated
at Portland, trn site hw been selected
ne.tr the very point oi ths Willamette
reached by Captain Clark in April 18)6,
and the vari'im state legislatures and
congress will be a iked to mke appro
priations. O lr L3wis and Clark expo
sition will bj national in sc pa and im
parlance. Nothing that lus occurred since the
discovery of gold in California will so
attract attention to the Pacific West and
its wonderful capabilities of home
building and industry as the Lewis and
Clark Exposition of 19)5. The East,
now well filled up with people, and lack
ing the cheap laud that in generations
past was its chief inducement to thehorae
seoker, now appreciates what the West
had to overcome, the prejudice against
it, was due to the fact that for forty
years following the purchase of Louisi
ana the land v as not needed for settle
ment and the people of the United
States were at a lues to know what to
do with the new possession. Between
1802 and 1853, purchase, exploration and
war added 2,138,483 square miles to our
national extent, over 2l4 times as large
an areas Great Britain by the treaty of
1783 declared to tie "free, sovereign and
independent states." All this vast terri
tory is west of the Missippi river and
the day when it began to be needed for
settlement is within the memory of men
yet in the prime of life.
The Oregon Country, which the expe
dition of Lewis and Clark assured to
American sovereignty, comprises all of
the present states of Oregon, Washing
ton and Idaho.; the western part of Mon
tana and the southwestern part of Wy
oming. It had in 1850 an area of 307,
000 square miles and a population of less
than 14,000. It now has 1,500,000 peo
ple with room for 15,000,000 more, and
an aggregate wealth, all classes of people
included, of approximately $2,000,000,
000. Its two great cities, Portland and
Seattle have over 100,000 populatiop
each, and three others, Tacoma, Spo
kane and Butte, have nearly 50,000
each. Captain 01 irk found near Port
land in 1806 a few miserable Indian
knts. Today there is at the junction of
the Willamette and Columbia rivers, the
42nd city of the union with a jobbing
business of $135,000,000 a year, banking
power of $25,000,000, mercantile capital
of $50,000,000 and foreign commerce of
$12,000,000. Lewis and Clark, it will
de remembered faced starvation many a
time and but for the dogs, berries and
roots obtained from the Indians, must
surely have perished. In the very route
that they followed are to be found today
some of the world's greatest grain fields,
orchards, fisheries and cattle ranges
The city of.Portland, near which dark
in 1805, was compelled to bluff a few
roots from the Indians shipped in the
ten years ending June 30,1901, over 81,-
600,000 bushels of wheat anil 5,390,000
btrrels of what flour. In Oregon,
Washington and Idaho where the
skilled hunters of Lewis and Clark 100
years ago coald not find meat enough to
kjeptbe shadow of famine away from
their tents, there are today over 10,000,
000 domestic cattle.
The main purpose of the Exposition
will be to advertisto the resources and
d issibilities of the Pacific No-thwest
with the view to encouraging settlers
aud investors to come here from the
Ei.it and Mtadle West to make homes
ami establish new industries. In a word,
the Narthweat itself will be oa exhibition
with all its matchless scenery and its
products of farm, forest, factory and
mines.' The Exposition will not be lo
cal or sectional in any sense.
Low- railroad rates will be in effect
between the East and the West in 1905,
will insure large and representative at
tendance. Specially low rates will pre
vail in the Northwest to enablehe vis
itors to go to other towns and sections
of interest. AH who wish to visit any
place in Oregon, for the purpose of look
ing up land, or investigating locations
for industrial plants no matter whether
it be in the remotest section of the state
will have the privilege of settlers' or in
vestors' rates. There will thus be op
portunities to see the upper and lower
Columbia river, Northwestern Oregon.
Tillamook, the Willamette Valley,
Southwestern Oregon, Southern Oregon,
and all of the states of the Cascade
mountains. This will be one of the most
important features of the Exposition,
for the excursions of the Eastern visitors
to those parts of Oregon which greatly
need development will certainly result In
large increase in population, through set
tlement and the investment of enor
mous sums of money in' the state
The appropriation to be made by the
legislature for the Exposition will ba ex
pended under the direction of a state
commission which will be required to
submit a full report of its doing's to the
legislature which will meet after the
close of the Exposition . No part of t he
money will be expended.
HAS JOHN COOK, 8ALOON
IST, TOGETHER WITH
JACK DOFFETT, A
Leaving a Number of Oregon
Ctty's Good Citizens to
Mourn Their Lost.
John Cook, former proprietor of a sa
16m in the south end of town, is miss
ing, as is also his man "Friday," better
known as Jack Doffett, and there are a
number of personB in Oregon City who
are extermely anxious to learn the
whereabouts of the missing .men, Dot
because they have any uneasiness as to
their general welfare, but because the
boys left between two days and took
with them large wads of "long green"
that they were in no ways entitled to
cany with them
Cook has been a "high roller" among
the local sports for some time past, and
there has been considerable comment
as to the size of his expenditures. Dof-
fet ran the gambling department in
Cook's saloon and dealt the cards in
black jack and stud-poker games, not
only in Cook's place but in other gam
bling places in the city. Saturday the
two put in all the spare time they could
in gathering together any shekels that
came their way, uo matter by what
means, and Sunday afternoon the two
probably had as much as three or four
hundred dollars of other people's money,
which they either held as table money
for the gambling games or had secured
under false pretenses.
About 8 o'clock Sunday evening the
two were seen to board a car on the
electric line for Portland, and that was
the last time ttity were seen by any of
their erstwhile friends in this city.
Monday afternoon the creditors of
Cook secured a mandate ordering the
closing of his saloon. The saloon was
shut up good and tight by the police and
a deputy placed on guard to see that
none of the contents were removed.
The barkeeper, who had only been in
charge a few days, saw how things were
going, and concluded that it was a good
time for him to "stock up" for the win
ter. He accordingly hid several quart
bottles of good old Kentucky Bourbon
about his person, but the police were
snspiclons and searched him, relieving
him of the booze.
There are several charges of a more
or less-serious nature against the miss
ing men, such as embezzlement, obtain
ing money under false pretenses, etc.
Warrants have been issued and placed
in the hands of the police, and an effort
will be made to bring them back. It is be
lieved that the two have gone to Seattle,
and the authorities have telegraphed to
that point hoping to apprehend them,
but at the present writing they have not
Cook is a married man about thirty
five years of age, and has probably de
serted his wife and two small children,
who live over the saloon . .
It is asserted by those who claim to
know that Cook's financial condition
was brought about by fast living and too
intimate an acquaintance with the demi
monde. Doffett is an Oregon City boy,
and his people live in this city.
WHILE PASTOR PREACHED
THIE YES WERE PILL A GING
Rev, George Young's Residence
There was burglarly in Oregon City
last Sunday evening. The victim of the
burglary is Rey. George Young, pastor
of the Lutheran church. Rev. Young
was conducting his regular services at
the Lutheran church on Sunday evening
when the robbery occurred. The min
ister had left about $6) in a trunk in his
room and while engaged in preaching a
sermon at the church, the thieves en
tered his residence by means of a back
door, which was not securely fastened,
and purloined the money.
The minister's residence is only a few
yards away from the church, and for
this reason the door was not locked.
the thisves seemed to have a knowledge 1
of the whereabouts of the money, -for
they passed by other trunks in more j
conspicuous places, without examining
.hm and touched nnthine but the!nomDer of members and visitors. The
uionev in the trunk and some small
change in a purse belonging to Mrs.
Young. That some one familiar with
the house and the habits of the minister
and family did the work, there is little
room left for doubt.
The police were at once notified of the
robbery, but no clue was found of the
guilty party. Rev. Young is a poor
man and his congregation are at work
to make good bis loss.
There have been half a dozen burg
laries and holdupB in the city or just on
the outside of the city, within the past
few weeks and in not a single instance
has the guilty party been apprehended.
! IN THE , VIA TERS OF THE
Robert Graham Loses His Life
While Trying to Loosen a
Robert Graham was drowned in the
Molalla river, near Wright's bridge at
Liberal, last Thursday, He was a log
ger and was working in the piling camp
of J. B. Tilotson when the accident oc
curred. A great : log jam had formed in the
river about a mile above the bridge and
as Graham was one of the most experi
enced loggers in the camp, he was given
the po-it of danger with many inexperi
enced men working with him. He was
ontbe jam in the middle of the river
when suddenly it became loosened and
started drifting down the river at a
frightful rate carrying the unfortunate
man with it. He fell into the water and
bis co-workers saw his danger without
being able to render assistance. At a
distance of about 150 feet he sank be
neath the turbid waters to rise no more.
No effort was made to recover the body,
the water being so swift that it was not
believed possible that it could be done.
When the accident occurred the Mo
lalla was full from bank to bank, and
being at all times a very swift stream,
must at that time have been running at
the rate of nearly a dozen miles an
hour. At the place where the tragedy
occurred the river is nearly half a mile
Graham was a married and had a
family of several children living at
Tuesday a force of Graham's fellow
workers were engaged in logging about
two miles down the river from where
the tragedy occurred. They had tied
their bpat up to the bank and in about
a foot of shallow water, and on going to
their boat after quitting work in the
afternoon found the body of Graham in
the sand under the boat. y
Undertaker R. L. Holman, who is also
the coronet of Clackamas county, was
telephonedto, and Wednesday morning
he went to the scene of the tragedy. He
made an investigation and decided that
the drowning was entirely accidental
and that an inquest was unnecessary.
The body was brought to this city by
the undertaker and embalmed and sent
to relatives Wednesday afternoon at
Graham was 53 years old and was a
member of the Artisans Lodge.
Best Liniment on Earth.
Henry D. Baldwin, Supt. City Water
Works, Shullsburg, Wis., writes: "I
have tried maiiy kinds of liniment, but
have never received much benefit un til
I used Ballard's bnow Liniment for
rheumatism and pains. I think it the
best liniment on earth." 25c, 50o and
$1 at Charman & Co., City Drug Store,
Oregon City, Oregon.
WHAl LOCAL LODGES ARE
Items of Interest From Various
Secret Orders tn Clackamas
The Order of Pendo initiated several
new candidates again Monday evening.
There was also an installation of officers,
after which dancing was indulged in.
A literary program was also rendered in
a very appreciable manner and lunch
was served at midnight.
The Artisans installed officers at their
meeting last Saturday night. A large
crowd of the friends of the lodge were
pr-eent, and a genenl" good time was
en joyed by all present.
Falls City Lodge, A. O. U. W.,held
118 initiation ot officers Saturday night,
followed by an entertainment and ban?
l:let' which attended by a large
installation was conducted by W. H
n.ii , . ....
uoyui,y Ki"u master lor li!B
lodge. At the conclusion of the instal
lation the members repaired to the baa
quethall, where an elaborate spread wag
served. Short talks were made ny A,
S. Dresser, C. H. Dye, Judge Gordon
E. Hayes, Chris Schuebel, Judge Liyy
fittpp, and others. An informal pro-
gram, consisting of musical and literary
numbers, was also rendered, and the
event will long be remembered.
A laige. number of" the officers and
members of the Royal Arcanum went to
Portland Tuesday evening to assist the
Oregon and Willamette councils in the
installation of officers. Deputy Supreme
Regent W. 8. Spencer conducted the
installation ceremonies under special
dispensation. After the installation a
fine program was rendered and lunch
The Forresters of America will have
their installation of officers next Friday
evening. A large number of visitors
will be present and elaborate refresh
ments will be served. -
A . meeting was held Monday even.
wulby the Columbia Hook and Ladder
(jompany, ana trie members were en
tertained by musio from the Maecabee
ynartett, atter tne initiation ceremo-
New Officers Elected and Other
Business Transacted .
The City Council was in session Wed
nesday evening and quite a considerable
amount of work was done by the Board
All the members but one were present.
The oath of office was administered to
the newly elected members of the Board
The following officers were nominated
by the Mayor, G. B. Dimick, and elected
by the Council for the year 1903 :
Oity Recorder, Bruce Ou.ry.
Chief of Police, Charles E. Burns.
Night Wetchman, Ed Shaw.
Street Commissioner, John Green.
City Engineer, Ernest Rands.
City Attorney, A. 8. Dresser.
The Committee on the revision of the
citj charter reported and suggested that
the Mayor Issue a call for meeting of the
citizens of Oregon City to come together
Saturday evening to discuss the matter,
The Oregon City &i Suburban
Railway filed their bond with the Board
which was accepted.
The bond of the new City Treasurer,
F.J. Meyer, was filed and accepted.
The Oity Printing was lei to the low
est bidder. There Iwere three bidders
The Courier, Enterprise and Record
Tde lowest bid was that of the Orego n
City Enterprise at 13 cents per inch
solid nonpareil ; the next lowest w
that of the Courier at 24s' cents per
inch, while the Record's bid was 27
cents per inch. The actual cost ot hav
ing the typeset at 22) cents per thous
and, the union scale in this city, is about
ten cents an inch.
JFrank Astman was granted a license
to sell liquor in the Cook saloon. .
Rev. Carlisle P. B. Hart In, L. L. D
Waverly, Texas, writes : "One morn
ing, when first rising, I often find
troublesome collection of phlegm, which
produces a couirli, and is very bard to
dislodge ; but a small quantity of Bal
lard's Horehound Syrup will at once din
lodge it, and the trouble is over.
know of no medicine that is equal to it.
and it is so pleasant to take. I can moBt
cordially recommend it to all persons
needing a medicine for throat or lung
troubles." Price 25c, 60c, $1.00 bottle
at Charman & Co., 't City Drag Store,
Oreegon City, Or. ngjS
THE OLD RELIABLE
THERE tS NO SUBSTITUTE
HIS PURSE CONTAINING AN
ErEN HUNDRED BEHIND
While Robbers Went Through
Pockets and Secured 80
Two Men Dolug Highway Rebliery. Act
Two highwaymen held up two wood
haulers by the names of White and
Lee at the head of Fifth street in Oregon
Oity last Friday evening and demanded
Lee had a hundred dollars in his posses
sion which.he saved by dropping in the
corner of a fence while the robbers were
not looking. The two men were going
to their homes from Oregon Oity when
they were stopped by two men who de
manded their money. White took his
purse unobserved from his pocket and
dropped it in the corner of a fence. The
robbers searched the two men and found
only 80 cents. The robbers then disap'
peared in the darkness.
The next morning White returned to
the scene of the hold-up and found the
purse where be had dropped it.
The police were notified of the robbery
but no clue of the guilty parties has been
found. This makes three hold-ups in
Oregon City in'as many weeks and ib
giving the town a very unsavory reputa
tion. All of the robberies have been
done by two men and it may be the
same parties are doing all the work.
Persuant to an adjournment of the
Democratic executive committee of
Clackamas county, at their last meet
ing in Oregon City on October 25th,
1902, there will be a meeting of the
said committee in said city on Friday
the 9th day of January 1902. Every
member of the committee is urged to be
Present as much business of importance
is to be transacted. All other Demo
crats who wish to do so are urgad to at
E. Mass, Secretary.
Mouey to loan ; 6 and
7 per cent, on
0. H. Dye.
Sola Circle 167.
The following officers of Sola Circle
No. 167, were 'installed on Tuesday eve
ning:?. G., MayDolan; G. N., May
Waldron ; adviser, Hattie Farr ; clerk,
Carrie N, Parker; banker, S. F.
Scripture J Mag., Dora Winkle; attend
ant, Mary'Canon; I. S Maggie Cross;
O. 8., D. E. Dolan ; O. of G., Launia
Walker; Manager, Jennie Betzel. The
installing officer was Mrs. 6. L. Nelson,
of ArbutuB Circle, Portland, and the
work was done in a very impressive and
beautiful manner. After the installa
tion ceremony a shirt programme was
rendered by the children which was en
joyed by everyone. The W. O. W. band
played several selections which added
to the enjoyment of the evening. After
the programme was rendered refreth
ments were served. S';la Circle, W . O,
W., enters upon a new chip picking con
test January 1st., 1903, and have tjiecial
The best bargains in Skirts are to be
found at the Racket store.
The railroads and big corporations ai
still lobbying vigorously to defeat the -eiucational
clause in the linmigratioa
bill. They wish to import the cheapest .
class of labor in order to keep wagoi
down and give them a horde of unedo- -cated
voters, whoie suffrage they can .
manipulate as they please.
The Cuban treaty leaves 13' cents per
pound protection against Cuban sugar to
the beet sugar manufacturers. Promi
nent republicans are expressing ingenu
ous surprise that the manufacturers are
not satisfied with this amount. And,.
yet, what man is satisfied with 60 pet
cent profit when he can just as well have -
80 per cent?
It seems hardly reasonable to ask tbe -
government to grant Riibsidies to ship
ping companies and build up a navy -
with a view to increasing the foreign -
trade of the United States, when every
day United States consuls are reporting
that because of tbe Americans to adapt
themselves to the demands of the for
eign trade they are losing custom they
ought to control, to the more accotnuio
da ing Europeans.
Er.iiERthe editor or . the local editor
of the Courier will spend a part of the.
time during the session of the legislature:
in Salem, and a newsy letter from the
state capital will appear in each issue
of this paper during the session. There
is going to be things doing down there
during the next forty days, and if you
want to keep posted and know the latest
yoa verily must read the Courier.
Special Rate Tickets.
The duties of a railroad agent at a sta
tion like Oregiti City are divided, and
when a train has pulled in consist in
attending to three things, each of which,
for the moment, requires his full atten
tion: serving tbe public at the ticket
window, working the wiro, and deliver
ing messages to the train men. When,
for instance, No. 12 stops for less than a
minute, and the man on duty must com
municate something to the conductor,
he cannot be in the office to sell tickets
to the passenger from up the country,
who bought a ticket to Oregon City with,
the object of taking advantage of the lu
cent special fare between this city an!
Portland. That is why passengers on
the evening train from the south are
somet'mes unable to procure their spe
cial rate tickets; there isn't time.
On Wednesday, January 7, at tbe
Congregational manse, France! Purst
full and Victor Oonarroe, Iter. E. 8.
Bollinger officiating. Both parties are
from Oregou City.
Cease to be simple, if at all prolonged.
The safest way is to .put them aside at
the very beginning. Ballard' ttoi
nound Syrup stops a cold and remove
the cause of colds. 25c, 50c and l at
Charman 4 Co.'s City Drug Store, Ore
gon City, Or.
To Cure a Cold in One Day .
Take Laxative Brorno Quinine Tablets-
druggists refund the money if it fai'.s to
cure. E. W. Groves's signature Is on
each box. 25c,
You Know What You Are Tflk'trg
When you take Grove's Tasteless Chil
Tonic bicanse the formula is plainly
printed on every bottle showing thar it
is simply Irou aud Quinine in a tasti'M
form. No Cure, No Pay, BOc.