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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MArlvJrl 13, 1WU3
2 Oth YEAR
(COMMERCIAL BANK .
of OREGON CITY
Transacts & general banking business
Makes loans and collections, discounts bills
boys and sells domestic and foreign exchange
and recelfesl deposits subject to check.
Open from 9 a. m. to p. m.
D. C. luATOTJBKTTg, F. J. Meykb
Q N. GREEN3IAN
THE PIONEER EXPRESSMAN
Prompt delivery to all parts of the city
OREGON 1TY ' REGON
Qt D, & D. 0. LATCURETTE
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Commercial, Real Estate and Probate Law
Office in Commercial Bank Building
OREGON CITY . OREGON
All workarrauted and satisfaction guaranteed
Crown and Bridge work a specialty
OREGON CITY OREGON
E H. COOPER,
Notary Public. '
T?ool TT.atntn and rnsnrance. Titles Exam
ined, Abstracts Made, Deeds, Morb
gages, Etc., Drawn.
Room 16, Garde B'd'g, Oregon City, Ore
THE PACIFIC MUTUAL MAN,
Room 5, Stevens Block,
On eon City, - - Oregon
Qt E. HAYES ;
' ATTORNEY AT LAW
BteTens Building, opp. Bank of Oregon Cltj 3
OREGON C1TI OREGON
QRANT B. DIMICK
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Will practice in aU' Conrts In lhe State, Circuit
and District Courts of the United States.
Insolvent debtors taken through bankruptcy.
Offioe.in Garda Building, Oregon City, Or.
QEO. T. HOWARD
REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE
At Red Front, CourCHouse Block
Ht C. STRICKLAND, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Does an Up-To-Date General Practice
Special atientionfgiven to surgery and diseases
. of women.
Office In Garde Building,
7th and Main Sts.
J.W.Norbis.M.D. J. W. Powell, M. D.
Jf ORRIS & PQWELL,
Calls in city orcountry promptly attended
Garde Building, Oregon City.
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER
All Work Warranted
Watches that others have failed to make
run properly especially suueucu.
Main Street, Opposite Huntley's
OREGON CITY. OREGON.
DR. C. D. LOVE
Graduate of American School of Osteopathy,
Successfully treats both acute and chronic als
eases.. Call for literature.
Consultation and Examination Free.
1 8 to 12 A.M.
Office Hours: J 1 10 p, m.
(Or by appointment at any time.
RoomsNo.4and 5, Stevena Building, Main St
OBEOOB CITY, OBEOOK.
OBERT A. MILLER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
0. D. EBY, NOTARY PUBLIC.
Keal Eetftte bought nd told, money lond
titlei examined nod .bstraot. mude. cash ptid for
iounty warrants. Probata and commUsioners'
court business and Insurance
BOOM 8, WKSHABD BOttDINO
OREGON CITT, - - - - OBEOON,
W. 8. U'REN
IJEEN & SCHUEBEL
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Wlirpraetiee 'in all court, make eollectloni
and settlement of estates, furnish abstract of
title, lend you money and lend yonr money on
rat mortgage. Office la Enterprise bnlldlng.
OBEOOK CITX OEKJON
R. Petzolds Meat Market
NEW POST MASTER.
TOM P. RANDELL WINS
Will be Inducted Into Office wamin
Sixty Days. -
The long drawn out fight for Post
master in this city is at an end. Tom
P.Randall a native Clackamas county
boy has won the place and will shortly
be in charge of the Po&t i fhee in this city.
The finht for this place has been a hot
one. Postmaster George Horton who
has very acceptably held the position
for the last fit e yea rs was an applicant
for re-appointment. But the powers
T. P, Randall, New PoBtmaster
that be Were agcinst him. The politi
cians in Clackamas county who controle
things were behind Mr. Randall in his
fight and consequently he won out. '
The position of PoBtmaster in Oregon
City is a good place. It pays $1900 per
year at the present time and at the next
rating the salary will be increased.
Mr. Randall tbe new postmaster is
one of the best know citizens ot Clacka
mas county. He terved the county as
Recorder for four years. He is a good
business man, He is genial, kind and
obliging aud every one believes that he
will make a first class postmaster. He
will take charge of the office within
George H. Horton the retiring posU
master has given universal satisfaction.
His many friends regret very much that
he could not be re-appointed; bat such
is politics. Mr. Horton is a Buckeye
by birth. He came to Oregon In 1889
and settled in Ulackamas county near
Needy and resided there until he was
elected County Recorder which office he
held for four years. Ho is a prominent
figure in Clackamas county politics and
a gentleman every inch of him.
There were two or three other gentle
men in the fight for this place but they
were not in the running when the
BALL QAflE BETWEEN
CLERKS AND BARBERS.
Clerks Win by Score
of Seven to
The promised game of ball between
the clerkg and barbers of Oregon City
came off last Sunday afternoon at Wil
lamette Park. - Notwithstanding the
rain, snow and hail a goodly crowd was
out to Bte tbe first came of the Beason
and they were well paid for their time
Both teams lined up in good shape
but showed the lack of practice. Con
sidering that the boys all went in the
field without practice the game was
remarkably good one. .
The material is here in these two
union organiza'ions for the making of
two excellent t ams and the residents j
of Oregon City can look forward to some
real good base ball the coming summer.
Stratton, 0. C. Frost
Williams P Marehall
Johnson S 8.. Michael
Vanllyse IB 8tokes
Griffith 2 B... , Bermer
Moore 3B Mason
Wright ....L F Sugarman
Writ C F. Goetling
Leavens R F ..Mosier
Three bagger "Red" Williams.
Leavens, right field of the barbers
team wns hit in the eye by a batted ball
and severly hurt.
Consideiing the ground and the day,
the play was fair and those who attend
ed got their money's worth.
The Murdock Boys.
According to all accounts, one day in
December last; Jimmy and Johnny Bar
dock, Jimmy Eaton and another boy
named Nash were in a room together np
town. The Eaton boy bad a gold watch
and some money which the Burdock
boys needed in their business, that of
taking Hie easy. In order to get these
valuables, they told Nash 'that if he
didn't "go through" Eaton, in order to
place the same in their possession, they
would "pouud the stuffing out of him."
Nash, being naturally obedient, did as
be was told. Tbe sequal of the holdup
was that Chief Bnrns, having strong
suspicions and evidence, for Nash had
given the snap away, last week pre
vailed on Jimmy Murdock to confess.
The Mnrdock boys are in jail ruminat
ing on the good time they had at Eaton's
expense, and Nash is at liberty on bail.
Sheriff Shaver and Deputies Busy
Writing Receipts For Tax
payers. The busiest place in Clackamas county
during the past week has been the of
fice of John A. Shaver, the high sheriff
of Clackamas county. He and his dejw
tie have all and more than all they
could do collecting taxes and writing
the patient taxpayers receipts for their
payments. Until the 15th day of this
month there is a three per cent discount
on all taxes paid and the farmers and
taxpayers generally have been taking
advantage of this small rebate by pay
ing before that date. Thousands of dol
lars have been paid into the treasury
each day. Taxpayers have stood in line
lor three and four hours at a time to get
a "chance at the sheriff One man faint
ed when he found out how much his
taxt-s were for this year.
The tax rate in Olackaniss county is as
high aB 'Cats back," iu fact it is doubt
ful if tliere ib another county in the
United States with as high a tax. rate.
The rate iu Oregon City is $42.00 on the
$1,000.00. In the country districts it is
$32 on the $1,000. The main cause of
this very high rate is the equally low as
sessment ; but it makes a bad record for
The farmers of the Redland district
are in earnest about the improvement
of the Abernathy road. On Wednesday
they had a meeting at the school houBe
and after discussing the matter for a
time a "nbscription paper was started
around with the result that in a little
while $025 was was subscribed to this
road improvement. At the same time
a committee was appointed to solicit
further subscription in th it neighbor
hood and it is confidently beleived that
$1500 in all will be raised to help this
improvement along by the farmers along
the road. The citizens of Oregon Oity
are expected to put up nn -equal amount
and the County Court has promised to
do the rest.
J. H. Wilson Has Boarded at County's
About three years ago J. II. Wilson
was kicked off the front end of a bag
gage Car in Oregon City and sustained a
compound fracture of the left ankle.
Wilson sued the company for $2,500 and
was kept by the county while the suit
was pending. Wilson was beaten in
the suit for damages. Since that time
Wilson has boarded at a hotel, the coun
ty paying $15 a month for his keep al
though previous to his being hart he
was not a resident of Oregon City nor of
Clackamas county. Wilson st'll walks
on crutches while in Oregon City b,ut it
is claimed that while out of town he Is
able to get along very well without
them, and this knowledge came to jude
Ryan, who told him that he must do
something to support himeelf, as Clack
amas county had never been in duty
bound to take care of him.
Wilson says that he is a carriage pain
ter by trade and, that his home is in In
diana. He says that he was not trying
to beat his way on the train, but admits
that he was a drinking man and was ad
dicted to the use of morphin before he
met with his misfortune. The county
officials think that he is a hobo. Wilson
nowwantsthe county to send him to
Montana, but the county officials think
they have done about enough for him.
Un fciundav alternoon March 8, oc
curred the wedding of Mr. Robert Me
Elhany and Miss Delia Chapell at the
bride's residence in this city, Rev.
E. S. Bollinger of the Congregational
church, officiating. The following im
mediate friends of the bride and groom
were present: Mr.' and Mrs. Fred
Schneider, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schwartz,
Nana and E jenia Chapell, Lancelette
Burfltt, Georgie Schwartz, Mrs. Feters,
Paul Nauman, Victor Nemyre.
A n timber of vluable presents were
received and a bounteous luncheon was
enjoyed by the invited guests.
Mr. and Mrs. McE'.hany will make
their home in Portland, where Mr. Mc
Elhany being in the employ of the
Souihern,Paciiic at the car shops. The
happy couple has the well wishes of
a host of friends.
New York Gallery
Has moved on Main St. .opposite Electric
Hotel. Call and see Turney, the pho
tographer, before you get your photos
taken. Nice line of new mounts, frames,
etc. Prices light.
The Democratic Congressional Com'
mittee hag been called to meet at Port'
land on next Wednesday to fix a time
and place to nominate a candidate for
Congress in the First Congressional dis
trict to succeed Congressman Tongue,
recently deceased. Where the conven
tion will be held or. who the iiominee
will be is yet very uncertain.
O. K. Tent Show.
This is not a Bad Big Show, hut a
Good Little One. If you miss it you
miss the best thing of the" Btason. .
BETWEEN THEUNIONS OF OREGON j
CITY AND SECT. HOWARD
Strong Resolutions Passed by Car.
penters Claim He Is a Tool of
In reply to tbe following statement
made by J. H. Howard, secretary of
Federal Union in the Evening Telegram
March 4th, 1903.
J. H. Howard, secretary of Federal
Labor Union of Oregon City, denies
that the organization proper had a
hand in the lesolutions denouncing Sen
ator Brownell Monday evening,
"The parties who passed these reso
lutions," Mr. Howard said today, "met
after the regular meeting bad adjourned
and they had no authority from the
Federal Labor Union, which will take
no action regarding Mr. Brownell's
course, so far as I am aware. There r,re
900 labor union men in Oregon City,and
none of these were represented by dele
gates at the meeting at which these reso
lutions were passed. There were not
more than 40 men in that meeting, and
so their action cannot be fathered by the
Federal Labor Union proper.
These statements are not correct as
the following will bIiow. First, the call
was made by Federal Union to other
Unions of the city to be present to meet
with the Federal Union to consider the
actions of the stat 1 senate in not recog
nizing labor measures. To prove this
we insert a copy of Mr. Howard's letter
to Mr. E. F. Kennedy, secretary of the
Carpenters' Union in which he requests
the carpepters to meet with Federal
Dear Sir: I have been instructed to
apk your union to meet with Federal
Union of this city, to get an expression
on the action of the state senate in not
iecoguizing labor measures which were
of vital importance to the unions here.
J. H. Howard, Sec.
Second, while all the Unions were rep
resented the majority of those present
were members of the Federal Union,
and when the resolutions came up to'
be voted upon 84 voted for the resolu
tions and Qlagainst the resolutions. Fur
t ier, the committee who drafted the
resolution was composed of members of
1 unions represented at tbe meeting,
"The carpenters of this city condemn
Mr. Howard as being dishonest in this
natter trying to mislead the public and
t lowing himself to be a tool of Senator
1 ,eorge Brownell .
i' We are farther surprised that Mr.How-
Wuew etvr much about tbe meeting as
he excused himself early in the evening
to go and attend bar in Kelly's saloon.
Therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Carpenters Union
of this city condemn Mr.Howard as being
unfair and dishonest and unworthy of
membership in any union.
B. R. KlMMKL.
Thi Benefit of Cha"gJ.
We are like house plants : We need a
change of soil now and then to be replant
ed. New Bcenes, new experiences, new
surroundings a change of climate, dry
air instead of moisture, sunshine in
place of cloud. This Is sometimes es
sential to health. There are condition i
near at hnd vhat are better than Europe
can offer. Take a month or two in Cali
fornia. Plant yourself for a time where
there are no irritations, where the hotel
is beyond criticism, the landscape pleas
ing, where warm sunny weather invites
to walks and drivas. Pure and dry air,
and the increaseasod electric influences
of sunshiae are vastly helpful.
You can make this trip at very little
expense, and enjoy a nue over tne scen
ic Siskiyou and Shasta mountains, which,
at this time of the year with their snow
covered peaks, are, surpassed for their
For complete information regarding
rates, points of interest, and delightful
hotels in in California, address
W. E. Comas.
Gen.PaBeenger A?ent S. P. Co.,
A grand labor meeting will bo held at
Willamette hall on Friday night, March
13th, at the Willamette ball. All of the
labor onions ol Oregon City will partici
pate. G.Y. Harry, president of the
State Federation of Labor, will be pres
ent and make an address. Harry Rog
ers, organizer of the American Federa
tion of Labor for California, will also be
present and deliver an addres. Music
will be. furnished by the Labor Press
Quartette of Portland. All labor men
and women in Oregon City are request
ed to be present and participate in the
TbeO. K. tent show will exhibit on
show ground at top of Seventh street
steps near Grace's store on Monday
March 16th., 1903. Admission.ohildien
15 cents, adults twenty five cents.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets, a
Seven Miffion boxes told In post 12 months. This signature,
OOO 0000600 OOOOOOSOCOOO."
Will dispose of his entire stock of
Boots, Shoes and Rubbers
Sale will begin on Thursday, March 19th
at 9 A. M. and continue until Ail is sold
We invite all our friends (and that means everybody)
in Oregon City and throughout Clackamas County and in
Portland to attend this sale.
JU Our Goods are Hew and Vp'todate
We will not quote prices here but if you need any
thing ia the shoe line within the next six months, it will pay
you to buy now,
We take this opportunity of thanking our many
friends for their liberal patronage duri .'g the last fourteen
years. We are very sorry to have to break the many ties
of friendship that has existsd between us for so lon a time
but deem it wise to extend our business to broader fields.
Anyone finding themselves indebted to us will plca- e
call promptly and settle their
coupons had better use them at once.
Every boot and shoe in the house will be marked in biue
pencil figures so you can see at a glance what the gooda will
cost you. A sample pair of every kind will be on an open
table so yon can pick the shoe you want instantly. We will
have a number of clerks on hand so that all can be waited on
promptly. The earlier you come the more choice you have,
Remember the date, Thursday, March 9th
Yours to Command,
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ooocooooooo oooooo 060 ooooeooooQosoooooaooooooooooooa
And are going to make special induce-
4 4 I
ments to close buyers
' . Cash and Small Profits Is Our Motto.
Wilson & Cook
HAVE JUST RECEIVED
A LARGE SHIPMENT OF
Also Harrows. Cultivators and Seeders
Stoves, Tinware, Hardware, Cutlery, Woodchoppcrs' S
and Loggers' Supplies q
We have also added to our stock, a large shipment O
of STEEL ENAMELED WARE. Lisk's 9
anti-rusi Tinware. - 5
Jit Prices that Cannot be Duplicated in the City
Wilson & Cooke
To Cure a Cold in One Day
ity Hall nooaeoeooocooeeeefr.
account. Any parties holding .
''The Shoe Man"
Door to Bank of Oregon City
ill ucii uuuubj e vicjiuumu,
at Harris Grocery
In Two Days.
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