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Is Not a Modern Sodom
It is the Best Behaved Town
Coast of Its Size.
There has been certain spasmodic con
vulsions in Oregon City during the past
week or ten days because of the moral
leprosy which it is intimated in
some of (lie public prints, has tainted the
atniosphers of this city. Rev.Bollmger of
Congregational church started the ball
rolling last week when he thundered
against the Mayor for allowing this to
be.Ort gon City haB been accused of . being
a "wide opentown." Nothing could be
farther fiom the truth. Oregon City
has good churches and good people.
They are Godly and well meaning. They
are honorable and upright but at
the same Hme Oregon City is a typicnl
Western t oast town. It would be ex
pectine; hJ asking to much toexpect the
citv to be better than the people who
make up its component parts,
are iust hs manv churches in
Ulty as there are saloons, lhey an
have large memberships and devout
coTiyrevatioriB and are doing a noble
work for the "Good Master." Of couree
we have saloons in Oregon City, we have
them because public sentiment, demands
them. No man has to enter one unless
- be so wills. It would do doubt be better
lor the Individual if he remained out
side. Water will raise no higher than
its source, and the morals of a town can
alwavs be gaged by the integrity and
manliness of its ueet people. There is
little drunkeness in Oregon City. There
are fewer saloons than in any other town
of its size on the Pacific coast. Its
churches and their pastors and its good
people are doing a better work here than
in many of our sister towns. We are
not the conservators of the consciences
of the people of this town, we have no
desire to become a censor of their good
morals; but we believe in giving the
"devil his due " The saloons are not
one bit worse now than they have been
in the past. For them we neither
apologise or excuse. There may be, we
do not know and have no means of
knowing, a few small "games" going ou
in Oregon City. In fact we suspicion
there are, but you will find that ,the
ialoonist of Oregon City are quite and
orderly people, that they pay their taxes
and that they give to all charities.
Mayor Diiuick has been criticised for
tacitly allowing the street fair to remain
open on Sunday. Possibly that was a
mistake. Bigger mistakes have been
mado. The World's Fair ot Chicago for
a time at least was open on Sunday, and
the Pan American Exposition at Buffalo
New York was open on Sunday, and
the Paris Exposition' was open on Bun
day, so a mistake of this' kind in not
Oregon City as compared with our
Bister village Portland is a Sunday
school. If you want to see things, done,
and done quick and done right go down
to Portland some evening and they will
show you a "tries, or two" and make
you feel that you ought to be greatful to
all the world for living in a nice moral,
correct town like Oregon City.
' DEATH OF COL. J. K. KELLY.
He;Tkes Flrat'Rank Among'
Pioneer of Oregon.'
' Col. Jame Kerr Kelly, who died at
residence in Washington,D. C.,on thehis
15th inst, at the age of 84 years, was a
prominent fiuure in the early history
of Oregon. It is but a few years ngo in
181)0 that he ceased the practice ot law
in Portlaud and returned to tbe east to
spend the remainder of his declining
years. He was a benign old gentle
man, an upright able advocate and a
democrat and patriot, and his friends re
member the departure to its final home
of tbe tall, gauut figure with deep re
In tbe summer of 1849, Col. Kelly ar
rived in California, and in 1851 located
In Oregon City, at the time the point of
greatest importance in the wilderness of
the l'aoific Northwest and began the
practice of law, in partenerBhip with
Hon. A. L Love y. Tre Legislative
Assembly of 1852-53 elected James K.
Kelly, of Clackamas county ; Reuben P.
ISoise, of Pol it county and David R. Uige
low, of Thurston county, Code Com
missioners, to prepare and compile the
first code of Oregon, which was adopted
with but lit tle alteration by the Legisla
tive AsBerablv in December 1863.
At tbe general election in Juue, 1858,
Col. Kelly was elected a member of the
legislative Council (the upper house,)
from 1853 to 1857, and was twice chosen
as presi'lent of the body. s ' ' t
Col. Kelly raised a company of
"mounted volunteers" in Clackamas
county for the Oregon Indian War in
1855, and was elected Captain of the
company, and later Lieutenant-Colon -1
of the regiment under ColouelJames W.
At the election held in June, 1857, he
was elected a member o' the constitu
tional convention from Olackauiascomity
and was appointed chairman of the com
mittee to prepare the article of the con
stitution relating to the executive and
administrative departments (the Gov
ernor and the Secretary of State,) lie
served in the Oregon State Senate from
18(H) to l(it4, representing the counties
oi Clackamas and Wasco, Soon alter
hi s fleet ion to the State Senate lie a an
Bppnintfd United States District At
torney for Oregon by Attorney Heneral
Jeremiah S. Black, nit declined the
appointment, as ha preferred to remain
In 1804 he a nominated for member
f Congress by the Democratic purty,
and as his party was then m a hopeless
minority was nefesied by Hon. J, 11. D
He was attain the nominee of the
Democratic party in 18tk for Governor
uf Oregon, and was deleated by Hon.
Gccigo L. Woods, the Republican nomi
nee, by a small majority,
In October, 187W,he w.tn elected United
State Senator Irom Oregon lor the term
ivinniencii g March 4, 1S71, and ending
Mim-h 3, 1M77. In 1S77 he resumed the 1
ruction ol law at Portland. I
As Judge of the newly oti-irvzeil I
Supreme C ourt uuder the act ol IjsTS, t
(ioM'rnor Thayer appointed Janie K.
Keliy, beuheii P. Boise and Paine Paige
Prini to hold their nrliee from 1878 lo j
88i. Upon the assembling of the
Judges to hold a twin ol the reorganized
court, Air. Kelly became I iiiei Justice ,
of the Supreme Court of Oitgoii. 1
TliW England DrtrnV 1b 1513.
' This is how our forefathers managed
In a time when tea and coffee wer i
unknown and beer was the common
beverage of the Englishman. In the
Northumberland Household Book, ceni-
menced in 1512, we have an exhaustive
account of the domestic economy of the
great Percy family, and from It we
learn that at breakfast, which was
erved at 7 o'clock in the morning, the
earl and countess had a quart of beer
and a quart of wine between them;
two sons, "My Lorde Percy and Mais
ter Percy;' a pottle (two quarts) of
beer, and two children in the "Nurcy"
(nursery) a quart of beer. For dinner,
at 10 o'clock, my lord and lady had a
gallon of beer and a pottle of wine, the
two boys a quart of beer and the youn
ger children ft pottle of beer. At sup
per, at 4 o'clock, the earl and countess
shared a pottle of beer and a pottle of
wine; the children also had their al
lowance. For "livery," which was
served in the bedroom between 8 and
9 o'clock in the evening, the parents
were supplied with- a gallon of beer
and quart of wine and pmcIi pair of
children with a pottle of beer. Surely
there could in this case nave Been no
"drinking between meals." Lqndon
Bulgarian Wedding Cnatoms.
A curious wedding custom which ex
tarts in Bulgaria is the shaving of the
bridegroom on the wedding day. j
While the barber Is engaged upon his j
face a dancing crowd of boys and girls j
surround the bridegroom. When his;
hair has been cut, the pieces are care
fully collected by some of the girls, to
be preserved in one of the bride's
After the barber has finished his
work he receives a small white linen
cloth as a present, and eachv person
gives him a trifling sum of money.
Then the bridegroom kisses the hand of
each girl, washes his face and dons his
wedding dress, which must be first ac
curately weighed three times by a lad.
These strange customs are said to
date back to pre-Christian days, but
they are still strictly observed, espe
cially in country districts.
Forty Bible, a Mlnnte.
The Bible publications of the Oxford
University Press have been Issued for
800 years and can be published in 150 1
lamniaccs and dialects. Orders for
100,000 Bibles are quite common. An
order for half a million copies can, ac
cording to the Caxton Magazine, be
readily filled. On an average from thin
tj to forty Bibles are furnished every
minute. There are 110 different edl
tlons of the Oxford Bibles In English,
varying from the magnificent folio edi
tion for pulpit use to the "brilliant" Bi
ble, the smallest edition of the Scrip
tures in the world. The largest folio
Bible printed In Oxford measures 19
by 12 inches, and no erratum has as
yet been found In It. The "Brilliant
Text Bible" measures 3 by 2 Inches
and is three-fourths of an inch thick.
How many readers are familiar with
the history and origin of the most com
mon articles they daily use? We eat,
drink, wear without thinking whence
9r wherefore. Stockings were known
among the Romans more than 1,800
years ago, as Is proved by paintings
found in the ruins of rompeil. They
were considered more ornamental than
useful. In the colder climate of northern
Europe they became a necessity, and
tbe manufacture of them became a
recognized employment In the twelfth
century, when they were fashioned
chiefly of cloth. In the reign of Ed
ward II. they assumed a resemblance
to those now worn. At the courts of
Spain and Italy they were fashioned of
111c and were made enormously large.
Get HU Number lUa-ht.
A. certain lawyer, who is now a yery
able judge, was, when he first came to
the bar, a very blundering speaker,
says Youth. On oue occasion, when he
was trying a case of replevin, involving
a right of property to a lot or nogs, ne
said, "Gentlemen of the Jury, there
wer Just twenty-four hogs in that
drove Just tweuty-four, gentlemen
exactly twice as many as are in that
Jury box!" The effect can be imag
Rklnsceroaes With Two Horn,
Several species of rhinoceroses, now
extinct and only found In a fossil state,
used to exist which bad no horns at
all. Tbe name, meaulng as It does
"horned nose." is rather a misnomer In
their case, Several kind of rhinoceroses
In Africa have two horns, oue behind
the other, but the extinct rhinoceros,
known ns the dyceratherlum, had a
pair of horns on its nose side by side.
Mrs. Clmgwater So that's the photo
graph you lwd taken the other day, Is
it? I'd like to kuow why you can't
look as pleasant us that when you are
( in the house.
Mr. Chnpwnter well, it may be mm
the photographer tried to bring jzy
pleasant expression, and you v t.
A- Dumper t..
Vlsttor-Is Miss KanUln in?
Servant Yes. sir.
Visitor Is slu engnged?
Servnut Ves, -sir. but the frentleman
ain't here this evonliig. sir. Come In.
Asklnctjn-She hits a rlcU, husband,
Teller Ym. and nt tbe same time a
mighty poor one. Smart Set
Ill Fool rarnnlt.
"Are you ro'ilowiiiK the races?" !
"Yes, ami if 1 ever catch up to them j
I'll quit" l'i ir.ioton Tiger. I
The respect of the common people Is j
the highest : "v;inl a man can reap to
tola couutr. Schoolmaster.
CITY COURIER, FRIDAY,
oi Bladder disease
FOLEY'S KIDNEY CURE
strengthens the urinary organs,
builds up the kidneys and invig
orates the whole system.
IT IS GUARANTEED
TWO SIZES 50o and $1.00
Breeding for Egg Pioduct on.
On November 1, 1898, the Maine
Agricultural Experiment Station began
tests for the purpose of procuring data
relative to the egg-production of hens.
At the same time it undertook by breed
ing and selection to improve the quality
and increase the number of eggs pro
duced. As a means of securing the needed in
formation it devised and constructed 32
trap nests which were placed in the 13
pens on the station farm. Bach pen was
started with 20 pullets, two cockerels
and four t negtg
At tbe end of the first year those fowls
which had yielded 200 or more eggs
were selected for "foundation stock"
upon which, with the additions to be
made to them in succeeding years of
birds of similar quality, the breeding I
In a bulletin just issued, Prof. Gowell
"The purpose of this work should not
be misunderstood. We are not trying
to produce stock that shall average to
yield 200 eggs per year. If, by furnishing
the male birds which we are raising to
poultrymen and farmers' the average egg
yields of the hens of the state shall be
increased to the extent of one dozen per
bird tbe value aud importance of this
work will be many fold its cost. While
we are not breeding for fancy or show
fiurposes, the bird are kept within the
imits of tbe requirements of the breeds,
so lar as markings are concerned. No
matter how great the number of eggs
! yielded, if they are not of good . size,
shade and color, tbe bird is rejected as a
"It is yet too early to report what the
results of this work are to be. Suffici
ent time has not elapsed since beginning
the tests, to increase egg production or
establish claims of increased productive
ness. "During the four years in which we
have been selecting breeding stock by
UBe ot the trap nests, we have given lull
year tests to over a thousand hens and
found among them So that have yielded
Irom LUU to Zol eggs each in a year.
Several have each yielded only from 36
to 60 eggs, and three have never laid at
all, to the best of our knowledge.
"A study ot the monthly record sheets
shows not only great differences in the
capacities of hens, but marked varia
tions in the regularity of their work;
some commencing early in November
and continuing to lay heavily and regu
larly, while others varied much,
laying all the next. We are not able 'o
account for these ' vagaries, as the brids
in each breed were bred alike and select
ed for their uniformity. All- pens were
of the same size and shape and contain
ed the same number of birds. Their
feeding and treatment were alike
.i i -a
" With tho most careful selections we
could make, when estimating the
capacities for egg yielding by the types
and forms of birds, we found we were
still including in our breeding pens hens
that were small workers. Many of the
light layers gave evidence cf mucti vital
ity, and in many instances there were
no marked differences in form or action,
by which we were able to account for
the small amount of work performed by
"Every hen that has laid large num
bers of eggs through the first, or the
first and second, or more years, has
shown much vigor and constitution.
Some individuals have laid heavily for
a few montha and then drooped aud
died, seemingly because they could not
stank the demands made upon them by
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Coffins, Caskets, Robes,
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SPTEMBER 18 1903,
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"I was treated for tree year's by good
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25 cents at G. A. Harding's drug store
makes kidneys ty.vi (',
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. On Tuesday the 3d day of November, 1903, there will be a state eleo
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In all fourteen premiums amounting to $10,000.00
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A. H. Thurnes, Mgr. Wills Creek Coal Co., Buffalo O., writes!
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Thos. w Carter, of Ashboro, N. C, had Kidney Trouble and
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B. H. Foster, 318 S 2d ht.. Salt Lake City, wrltei:
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Harris Kentucky Bourbon
Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic
oj mer:1; .!per,i to yon r
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Mr. Editor Allow me to speak a lew
words in favor of Chamberlain's Cough
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vith the bronchitis and could not Bleep
at nights. I tried Beveral doctors and
various patent medicineB, but could get
nothing to give me any relief until my
wife got a bottle of this valuable medi
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Sick n&Jidactie ?
Food doesn't digest well?
Appetite poor? Bowels
istipated? Tongue coated?
j your liver ! Ayer's Pills
; liver pills; they cure dys-
25c. All druggists.
Want your mnutnehe or beard a beautiful
Drown or ncn dihck .' i nen who
Daily River Excursions
OREGON CITY BOATS
DAILY and SUNDAY
8 30 A. M.
Leaves Oregon City
7 oo A.
1 20 P.
- 4 30
No Way, Landings
ROUND TRIP 45 Cents
TICKETS GOOD ON ELECTRIC CARS
Oregon City Transportation Co.
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Phone 40 PORTLAND
Subject to change without notlc
lines of farm
L: F. HOLMES A
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vertise a $60.00 Sewing Machine for
$20.00. This kind of a machine can
be bought from us or any of our
dealers from f 15.00 to I18.0QL
WE MAKC A VARIETY.
THE NEW HOME IS THE BEST.
The Feed determines the strength or
weakness of Sewing Machines. The
Donble Feed combined with other
strong points makes the New Home
the best Sewing Machine to buy.
showing the dif-
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