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OREGON CITY COURIER, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20 1903.
Before Buying Your
Gun and Ammunition
See the new stock of guus at the
Oregon City Bicyck & Gun Store
Recently opened at McKittrick's old stand
New Shot Guns, from
" Revolvers "
Gun Cases t "
Hunting Coats " -
Shell Vests, Cleaning Rods, Crimpers, Etc., at
prices that are right.
Guaranteed Hunting and Pocket Knives.
A full line of ammunition for Rifles and Revolvers.
Shot-Gun Shells in stock and loaded"
v to order any shot any powder.
You Get What You Order and You Know It Is Loaded.
Gun and Bicycle Repairing a Specialty
6th and Main Streets
OREGON CITY, OREGON
FOR flcLOUQHLlN MONUflENT.
Site on Bluff Favored by Ladles Club
of Oregon City.
Millionaire's Poor Stomach.
The following baa been written by
Hon. O. B. Moorea relative to the erec
tion of a monument in Oregon City to
he memory of Dr. John McLoughlin :
The suggestion recently made in the
columns of The Oregonian by Mr. Pet
tigrove, relative to the erection of a
monument to the memory of Dr. John
McLoughlin, ib one that should appeal to
every patriotic Oregonian. It is nut our
credit aa Oregonians that there is not
within the borders of this state a monu
ment commemorating hia great work,
although he has now been lying in his
humble and comparatively obBeure
grave for almost half a century. It ia
not an exaggeration to say that, in the
early and the critically formative yeara
of this state, no other man rendered ser
vice that can be compared to his. His
position aa the head of the great Hud
son Bay Company, having control of a ;
business covering the whole of that :
great empire lying between tne Kocky 1
Mountains and the Pacific, gave him :
such power in controlling influences of
vabt and far-reaching importance aa is
seldom placed in the hands of any man,
and few men ever lived who had the ca
pacity to conduct to a successful conclu
sion so many and and so varied duties,
or to harmonize so many utterly incon
gruous interests with so little friction.
McLoaimhn's greatest claim to our
consideration, however, was not his I
power, or hia capacity as an administra-!
trator. It was that magnificent man-
hood which lei him at all times to aub-1
ordinate every interest to the dictates of j
justice and humanity. Aa Mr. Pretty-'
man well says, he was the greatest and
the moat picturesque figure of his time
on the Northwestern Coast. The most
magnificent monument that we could
erect would be but a pitiful recognition
of the services that he rendered. No
Oregonian familiar with the earlier his
tory of the state would deny him such
recognition. Where then should auch a
memorial be erected? Vancouver was
the scene of his early labors on this coast
and it was while he made his hehdquar.
tera there that he rendered th9 moat im.
portant aervice toihe American pioneers
who led the vanguard that made Ameri
can domination of the whole territory
possible, but the services that he ren.
dered there were those of a British sub
ject, and while they were the more
to be appreciated on that account.it is as
a naturalized American citizen that he
especially appeals to US as one entitled
to recognition. After he became an
American subject he left Vancouver,
and his final work was done, and hia
closing years were"spent, in thia old pio
neer town of Oregon City. Here be
died, and here lie hiaremaina in the o il
churchyard of the Catholic church. N c
other town in the state can with better
claim ask for the proposed monument.
Portland will certainly yield preced
ence as she was not directly identified
with any of MiiLoughlin'a work. The
Ladies' Lewis and Clark Club of Oregon
City is now, and has been for some
time, making a special effort to enlist an
interest in the matter of erecting the
proposed monument. A location ia iut
very heart of Oregon City, upon the
most conspicuous point on the bluff, ly
ing just back of its leading etreet, is the
location the ladies have in yiew . It is
a high point that lies in full view of all
the railroad and river travel coming
from the Nqrth, and can he seen for
milea from all boats and trains coming
from that direction. "It overlooks the
spot where lie the remains of McLouWi.
lin in the old Catholic graveyard on the
river bank, and it looks out and over al
most into hia old headquarters in Van-,
couver. It is an idtal spot for the pur
pose. x Even in the old days, when the
''Good Old Doctor" was here in the
fleth, and there would have been the
widest range for selection, no spot better
suited for the purpose could have been
Isthere not among the old pioneers of
the state, who had personal knowledge
of McLoughlin's work, and among those
who have succeeded to their heritage,
enough patriotic spirit to carry to a suc
cessful consummation the suggestions ol
Mr. Pettygrove and the ambitious plans
of the Ladies' Lewis and Clark Club of
this city? McLoughlin's place m nia
tory is secure, and hia name will be per
petuated, whether we show any sub
stantial appreciation of hia work or not
but there are few men, who did aa much
for their fellowmen, who have waited in
their graves 50 years for a monument,
and the people of tbia state should see to
it that he secures that recognition before
the opening of our coming Centennial
Ciiaki.es B. Moores.
The worn-out stomach of the over fed
millionaire if often paraded in the public
prints as a horrible example of the evils
attendant on the possession of great
wealth. But millionaires are not the
only ones who are dllictect with bad
stomachs. The proportion is far greater
among the toilers. Dyspepsia and in
digestion are rampant among these
people, and they suffer far worse tortures
than the millionaire unless they avail
themselves of a standard medicine like
Green'a August Flower, which has been
a favorite household remedy for all
dtomach troubles for over thirty five
years. August Flower rouses the torpid
liver, thus creating appetite and insur
ing perfect digestion. It tonea and
vitalizes the system and make life worth
living, no matter what your station.
Trial bottles, 25c; regular Bize, 75c. At
imarman and Uo.
REALTY? TRANSFERS t.'
Furnished Every Week by Clacka
mas Abstract Trust , Co.
J P Groshong to G. M Groehong, nw of
swofsecll8-2e; $250. .
J K Hedges to W A Hedges, lots 3 and
B Pieninck ne of sec 23 4 3 e; $1200.
H E Straight by Shff to J M Tracy, part
of Straight elm; $181.
R Feeny to J B Garrett, sl-2 of se of aec
16 5-le; $1700.
O W Griffin to Buffalow Pitta Co, 2 1-2
acres in Clackamas covnty ; $5.
State of Oregon to G Gilbertson, el-1 of
ae of aec 16 2-4e; $100. '
Wm Schwartz to W D Hoolbing, blk 49
Oswego; $25. .
L R Eby to J Crawford, 15;acres in
Francis Co ; $1500.
M E Davidson to J M Meiklejobn, 102
acres ia sees 3 and 106-2 e; $1500,
T Spillman to M Henrich, ne of ne of
sec 31 l-3e; $350.
H Kummer to L P Spagle, 4 acres in sec
5, 5-le; $1000.
G A Jahnka to E D Dart, el-2 of the sw
of sec 23 2 5e ; 13000.
D Bingoian to B G Faust, 100 acrea in
elm 37 4 2e; $3000.
G W Kinnev to c) Spies, el 2 of wl-2 of
neof sec 27 l-4; $1.
G V Kinney to E E Tpies. wl-2 of wl-2
of ne of Bee 27 l-4e; $1.
E E Ream to J Spies, el-2 of the wl-2 of
ne of sec 27 l-4e J $500.
W M Gray to I W Gray, lota 6, 7, 8, 9,
and 10 blk 50 Oawegor $1 :
O Sc S Co to I W Gray , lots 6, 7, 8, 9,
and blk tract adjoining Oswego ; $285.
U J Wagner to O F Wagner, 108 acrea in
sec 13 3-1 w; $1.
TJ J Wagner ta F M Wagner, 100 acres
in aec 13 3-1 w ; $1.
T Sullivan to Sell wd L & I Co, lota 1, 2,
19 and 20 blk 90 Oregon City ; $1.
Sel L & I Go tofM C Armstrong, lots 1,
2, 19 and 20 blk 90 Oak Grove ; $150.
M Slack to J Sturchler. 3 acres in Eagon
J Berndt to M Berndt, aw of nw sec 5,
A P Barlow to R Ogle 5.5 acres in blk 16
R A Miller to 8 M Keen, lots 21 and 22
blk 14 Gladstone ; $27.
J H Kinyon to J F Kinyon, 96 acres in
A Cone elm 3-lw ; $1.
E Blount to M Monson 52 acrea in sec 35
E Samson to A Hitchman nl-2 of wl-2
of ne of sec 14 5-le ; $590.
G Scnuble to J Billeter, 8 acrea in Vance
elm 3 2a; $1.
W F Eaden to M J Dicken, el-2 of el-2
of ne of aec 23 2-2e ; $600.
S L Knox to H A Smith, 5 1-4 acrea in
see 8, 2-2e ; $1010.
: ASSOCIATION WINS.
Judge McBrlde Hands Down Decision
in Gladstone Delinquent Tax
Judge McBri 'e banded down a deci
rion in the Buit of the Gladstone Real
Estate Association va Thomas F. Ryan
to quiet title on property of the Glad
stone Real Estate A-isociation valued at
several thousand dollars last Monday.
The suit has been pending in the Oir
cuit Court for something like a year.
The j.ropertv consisted of 600 acres of
land at Gladstone, which was told to
Judge Ryan for the sum of $425 to satisfy
delinquent taxes for ibe year 1898. The
taxes due amtunted to $30P. 1 he pn p.
erty; was sold at Sherilf 'a sale last fall.
The case was taken under advisement
last May. In handing down his decision
the Judge had the f jllowing to eay.
"This ia a suit to remove a cloud upon
plaintiff'a title to certain lota in Glad
atone. The property waa 8old at Sheriff's
sale for delinquent taxes and bid in by
the county and subsequently sold by
the county to defendant Ryan.
"The evidence shows tnat the pro
ceedings in relation to the levy and as
sessment of taxes, so far as the state and
county tax is concerne'd, were so irregu
lar and faulty that no title pass.d to the
county under the sale; the tax levied by
the school- district and extended on the
roll while not very formal, is sufficient
ly definite to constitute a good and valid
"So we have the case of a sale upon
a tax partly valid aud partly invalid.
The general rule in law actions in such
cases is that such a sale is void. But,
this is a suit in equity where it is shown
that plaiutiff owned the prooerty de
scribed in the complaint and that it was
subject to taxation and that no tax was
paid upon it. Under such circumstances
it would not be equitable to quiet plain
tiff's title until he pays to defendant the
amount the defendant has paid into the
county treaeury. Before plaintiff can
aBk equity he rnuat do equity bv repay
ing to the defendant sucn a si a e oi the
public burden as defendant had advanc
ed for plaintiff, by purchasing his prop
erty The invalidisy of a lax may be
used as a shield, but equity will not per
mit plaintiff to use it as a sword.
"I am of the opinion that, the plaintiff
ought to have a decree quieting his title
upon paying to the delendant the
amount of hia bid with interest and his
disbursements herein. And it is or
dered that the plaintiff make such pay
ment within 60 days from this date and
and that thereupon he shall have a de
cree quieting his title, but ia default of
such payment the complaints shall be
dismissed and no relief accorded the
"WHEN YOU SEE IT IN OUR AD. IPS SO."
GOODS FOR SALE
AT THE PEOPLE'S GROCERY
Pennsylyania BncMeat Flour
Acme Graham Flour
Acme Mb Wheat Flour
H. 0, anil Ralston Cereals
Sinclair's ta and Bacon.
Sender's ani Loi CaMn Maple
Bishop California Honey
Preferred Ml Brand of Canned
Best Eastern Cove Oysters
ul stock is all new. This season's goods. We
have no old or unsaleable good3 to force upon
We do business on a broad basis and narrow mar
gin of profit. We want your trade and will work
hard to please you.
Trade for produce
for good butter.
-30 cents for eggs, 50 cents
THE PEOPLE'S GROCERY.
OREGON CITY, OREGON.
Reduced Rates on Thanksgiving
The Southern Pacific Co. will sell
tickets at one and one-third fare for the
round trip between all points on its Ore
gon lines, account Thanksgiving Day.
Tickets will be sold oh November 25th
and 20th, and will be limited for return
to the 27th. All who desire vto take ad
vantage of this reduction can secure
ticaeta from nearest Southern Pacific
Agent, on dates mentioned.
Are the garments we are showing this
YfJ'IE MIT TME NAIL
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When you connect our name with the best tailored garments in America.
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The smart effects of these shirts have made them ready
sellers all . sorts of patterns, stripes, tiny spots and cute topsy
turvy! little scrolls and figures on light, medium and dark
grounds., Best values, too, $J. 25.
Sweaters that are proper in colors and styles
Get that Habit, trading at
Destroys Tillamook's Couit House
Together With all The
TheTilamook Court House waa des
stroyed by fire at an early hour last
Saturday morning. Sensational charges
of incendiarism are being made on all
sides. A dispatch to the Daily Joarnal
of the 16th inat says concerning the
The county court house in thia
city was destroyed by fire at 2 o'clock
How the five started is,as yet unknown
but at daylight this morning some pri
vate detectives and prominent citizens
are doing all they can to ascertain by
whom the fire originated. 1 ' .
The books ol the county have been un
der expert control for the pat week,
and have been in the office ol the county
school superintendent where the work
of balancing them up haa been under
There aeema to be no doubt in the
minda of citizens that the origin of the
fire was caused by , unknown parties
closelv connected with the official busi
ness of the county.
The loss of the court house and fix
tures will perhaps be $2,000, w'dcli will
cover the loss of books and fixtures.'
The fireman answered promptly the
call of the fire bell and mill whistle, and
two streams of water were oou turned
. Very reliable men aver that a cong d
erable Btreara of coal oil dripped do n
on one side of the wall, the flames fol
lowing it down.
The fire and water service wa- skiflful
and ample, so mrch so as to save a shed
less than 20 feet from the building.
A howling south wester blew at inter
vals, accompanied by fierce squalls of
rain, which last saved the city.
1 he moat important locta records are
all the delinquent tax roils except two.
Tim tax rod for 1902 waa rescued by
Sheriff Alderman aud a man named Mil
ler, who climbed from the outside,
throwing the rolls out of the window.
The record of deeds, mortgages and
transfers and the files and record" of the
courts have ben kept in a stouuvault
and are safe.
Theaheritr'a office also contained a
large fire-proof safe. The doors are
sprunn open but contents are boliuved
The county clerk states that the loss
to the county in uncollected taxes ill
be perhaps $1,500. The building waa
erected in 1900 at a cost of $4,500. In.
tured for $2,500.
a political Fisvruim. ,
The fire will cause a more bitter and
intense conflagration in the ranks of the
local Republicans. For soma years the
pnny has been dominated by a email co
terie which have kept its fitvoriiiua in
At the last election the Republican
candidates for judge an ' county treasur
er were heaten, it is claimed, through
treachery. VV. W. Oonder, a Merling
Democratic farmer, waa elected judge.
Last month at his instigation the county
court empowered Mensra. Claiks ani
Buchanan to expert the county books,
These men began their labors last
The books have never been expertei
and the enemies of the ring are openly
asserting their conviction that the pro
posed inppection of the books is the di
rect caiiH of the fire. The Herald, which
has been friend! to the dominant fac
tion, issued an extra plainly asserting
that the fire waa incendiary, and an
nouncing its opinion that "the origin of
the fire was caused bv nnknown parties
closely connected with the official busi
ness of the county." j
All expressions of this sort are "attri
butable to the heat of sudden pinion,
or to factional rancor, as theatand.ng ij
the persona unfortunately concerned
prevent any credence being placed in h
iconbtrous a supposition aa thisltneces
Stored In this building were two cans
of blasting powder. One exploded.
Henry Alderman took the oilier can of
powder when he was compelled totoops
; it up and down because it was so hot
, and carried it rut.
j YD'J KNOW WH" YOU ARE TAKIN8
n you M O ove'd ThI(1i r tilll Tonic ha.
h i 'onuula In plainly ur!nli-l ,n n.-
hottlc showing tli'.i. 1, Dimply li.,n oil i)'ilijln
In U..;l fuiin.M i turn, no p.-.y. Thai,