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OREGON CITY COURIER. PftlDAY. DECEMBER 18 1903.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
Misses Ethel and Edith Cheney have
been quite ill duriDg tho past week with
i William McLarty, the tailor, is build
ing a handsome residence on hie proper
ty in "Goose Flat."
Roses are still in bloom in many Ore
gon City yards. The hsavy frosts of
Lift week do not seem to have injured
Work has Veen progressing very rap
idly on the building lor the ice plant on
Aain street near Green Point, aud it will
be completed ia a few weeks.
Landlord Montgomery swore off on to
bacco about the first of the month. He
plumb quit the weed . He will start an
aniHobaceo-cbewiiig society, if he can
stay quit himself.
Mistletoe is being brought into town
in large quantities, and mistletoe ven.
dereare reaping a harvest. Great quan
tities of mistletoe grow in the Dick.y's
Prairie country. ,
While tbe rest of the world, at least a
large part ot it, has been wrapped in
snow and ice, O'ackamas county and
the Willamette Valley people hai e pad
dled around in the mud while their webs
continue to grow.
A. Knapp is grading, preparatory to
erecting a one-story building on his
property corner on Tenth and Main
streets. He is tearing down the old
building recently occupied by the Sugar
mans as a junk shop.
The c:rculation of the Oregon City
Uourierls greater today than ever before
in Its history. Its paid circulation is
twice as great as it was a year ago. The
circulation in Oregon JOity and on th
Viola rural route is pretty close to 700.
Oregon City merchants who advertise in
the Courier will make no mistake.
By the payment of $1500 the Crown
Paper Com any has compromised the
suit of George VV. Bibee, administrator
of the estate of Roy P. Sunderland, who
W'S killed in the Crown Paper Com
pany's Mdl in this city something like a
year ago hile in the discharge of his
duties, through the neglect or careless
ness of a fellow workman. ' The
suif was for $5000 and was
taktn to the United States Court on be
hest of the defense. G. B, Diuiick as at
torney in the case.
One week from today and Christmas
will be here This may not be news,
but it is the truth.
Mrs, Liizie Johnson, of this city .writes
tbeOregonian a letter asking whether a
hen site or sets. - For tbe benefit of our
many readers' who may be in ' doubt
about the matter we will say that when
a hen sets on eggs with the evident in
tention of raising a family, she "sets,"
but when she merely sits down to rest,
John Shannon and wife celebrated the
fortieth anniversary of their marriage at
the Beaver Creek home last Monday.
The occasion was a most happy one,
nearly all of the children and urandchil
dren being present as well as a large
number of the ueighbors. Here's hop
ing that the excellent couple may live
to celebrate many more "happy returns
of the day."
A surprise pary at the home of Mr,
and Mrs. R. Goucher, of Cams, ou the
tenth inst. was attended by a large num
ber of the people of that neighborhood.
The occasion was the birthday of Mrs.
Goucher, commonly known as "Aunt
Kate," her age being eixty-one years.
She received many valuable and hand
some presents from the assemblage that
evening. The time as parsed 'in play
ing different games, while an elegant
spread f rmed a most enjoyable part of
Frank Rednerbas recently established
a confectionery store just north of Adam
Bros.'s Golden Rule, on Main street.
and is manufacturing as fine a line of
candies as can be procured in the coun
try. The candies he makes are first-
c ass in every particular and something
that cannot be procured anywhere else
for the reason that this grade of goods
cannot be shipped to advantage. He
handles only confectionery, and does not
handle cigars and tobaccos as the large
number ot other stores in town do.
Hon. Harvey E. Cross returned Mon
day night' from San Francisco, whither
he went to attend a meeting of the dele
gates ot the Coast Chautauqua Associa
tions and to arrange for talent for the
Chautauquas next summer. The follow.
ing prominent persons were agreed upon
and engagements have been made with
them for the meetings: Richard Pearson
Hobson, the hero of the Merrimac:
Stanley L. Krebs, Dr." Newell Dwight.
Hillis, pastor of the Plymouth church.
New York; L. J. Beauchamp, "the
laughing philosopher." The next meet
ing of the Gladstone Chautauqua will be
held July 12 to 24 inclusive, and is ex
pected to he one of the best, if not de
cidedly the best ever held.
TNE TRUST SITUATION.
Public interest Is keen ia the develop
ment of the trust situation as presented
in the concrete cases of the Consolidat
ed Like Superior the American Ship
building Company, the United States
Steel Company and tbe final appeal of
the Northern Securities case to be heard
before the United States supreme court
December 14. '' 1 i
The air is full of rumors which have
more or less of the color of probability.
The New York American says the latest
phase of the Gould-Rockefeller war on
President Cassatt involves the wreck of
the Consolidated Lake Superior, and
that United States Steel is to be impal
ed on the investigation spit and given
the same kind of a roast that the ship
building truat is now receiving. The
steel magnates are bracing themselves
for the legal ordeal. It is said prepara
tions are being made to solidify the in
terests of a sufficient number of stock
holders to secure for tbe trust tbe $10,
000,000 received by Morgari & Co , as
their bond conversion commission : that
Republic Iron and Steel will be absorb.
in the merger, and that George W. Per
kins will retire from the .Morgan firm
January. 1. The latter rumor is em
phatically denied, by the firm, however.
The New York World says a settle
ment is about to be effected in the ship
building case, whereby counsel for
Schwab, Pam and the shipbuilding com
pany will confess judgement, tne legal
fees and other expenses imposed on the
first mortgage bondholders to be paid
party by Schwab, and complaining bond
holders to be bought out on a basis of
The Northern Securieties case is re
garded as the grand test of the Sherman
anti-trust law, which, for all its age and
importance, has never been enforced.
While there is practically no division of
public sentiment in theoutcome desired,
"ailroad interests, directly interested in
the general propositions involved, are
divided in Bentiment. Those who favor
gigantic consolidation aB a principle are
with the Hill side; those who fear the
Tratlk BllSCb, Qe dwsefurnisher
The Sensation Holidap SalQ
We are ready for the seasonabls business. We have selected our-stock
carefully. We have priced it to touch the appreciation of all our people, and we JL
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All Toys Sold at Cost.
All our Furn't.rc is marked down and all our
Crockery and Glassware will be Sold Regardless of Cost.
3 Piece Parlor Set, upholstered in Silk, Brocatelle, 15.00
Christmas is Coming
And everybody who sees our BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY OF
nui.iui Y j 1 1 KALi HUJNS is glad of it Come to head-
quarters ior . ? , & s , it
Popular Fresent at Popular Prices.
Our fine Holiday Stock is full of Quality,
waawv 9 jjwcmtj anu aruuu xasie, it is easy
to select from, supplies exactly what you
want, and it would be a mistake to buy be
fore you see it. Remember, this splendid
The Right Thing for Every Person
OLD, MIDDLE-AGED OR YOUNG
COME IN AND SEE HOW SATISFACTORY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING CAN BE MADE
HOW WELL WE CAN FILL Y0DR WANTS, AND HOW FAR
WE WE CAN MAKE YOUR MONEY GO.
Oregon City's Wis Cash Store.
Combination Book Case
$65 Sewing Machine
for $ 30.00.
from 50c to 150.00.
Fancy Water Set and Tray $1.50!
3 ft x 6 ft 6 in. $ 1.50.
allencircling tentacles of the Standard
Oil octopua and the death knell of rail
way individuality and the competitive
spirit, are with general public. The
The Northern Securi ies people say that
a decision adverse to them means that
the railroads of the country will be over
whelmed with suits covering every
shade of principle involved in the Sher
man act, and that, becoming common
law, it will not be necessary for the at'
torney eeneral of the United States to
bring them. They can be filed by any
The criminal phases of the truBt ques
tionand those who have cloBely
scanne 1 the methods of promotion and
wrecking employed in the shipbuilding
case cannot but be aware that criminal
ity is as thick in it as skippers in a cheese
are yet to be given their deserts in a
criminal court. There is strong reason
to believe that Mr. Bryan was not so far
fiom right when he declared that the
penitentiary yawned for trust violators
of the Sherman law and the criminal
codes of states and nation.
But above all, Attorney General Knox
has now his supreme opportunity to
make eood." Where there is such a
dense pillar of smoke there must be Bome
fire. The baleful influence of these il
legal combinations is apparent and
tangible enough, end nobody doubts
that the laws are on the statute books
to protect the public from the worst of
their machinations ,and to punieh them
for their crimes.
Now let 'Mr. Knox stand up to the
rack aad exhibit his spine and legal
acumen at the same time.
P. E. Bonney and U. 8. Dix went to
the county seat on the 12th to assist B.
C. Palmer to prove on bib homestead.
Outside stock is looking fine, and the
the range is not bad for Christmas time.
, Some of Colton's sparks and flames
attended the dance at Highland last
Saturday night and report a fine time.
Practicing for Christmas entertain
ment is the order of the day.
J. Gorbett returned on the 10th from
St. Martin Hot Springs. Wash., where
he has been sojourning for a short stay
and reports it a grand place for those
atllicted with rheumatism.
Miss Nellie Gottberg was visiting old
friends in Highland the fore part of the
Geo. Gardner and Miss Wilson, of
Oregon City, were Colton callers last
G. Patterson, of Portland, is sojourn
ing a few davs in nnr niilth,uj i
the interest of ttie railroad company.
Mr. Hargreaves, of Clackamas, was
theeucstof his broils, rf u
Saturday and Sunday.
Ooltonites will have their Christmas
tree on the evening of the 23.
Lee Livingstone cme out laet Friday
from Portland to spend a few days at the
home of bis father-in-law. He has just
received tbe sad news of his mother's
death, and he will start in a few dais
for tbe East.
Mr. Warnock lost one of bis best
cows the other night, by being choked
while eating potatoes.
P. Bonney and V. S. Dix were calling
in Mount Pleasant Friday .
Mr. and Mrs. Donnovan were visiting
at the Burrell home Sunday.
Christmas is almost at hand and
everybody is busy.
Born, to the wife of Mr. Mead, a boy.
on iuesday. "
Head About to Burst From Severe Bil
bacLa severe h'lioue attack and felt
like my head was about'to burst when I
got hold of a free sample of Chamber
lam b Stomach and Liver Tablets. I
took a dose of them after supper and the
next day felt like a new man and have
been feeling happy ever since," saya
Mr. J. W. Smith, of Juliff, Texas. For
biliousness, stomach taoubles and con
stipation these Tablets have no equal.
Price 25 cents. For eale by Geo. A.
The Bedlandites seem to be mostly
on the sick list this week.
B. F. Courtright is able to be out
again after having a severe cold contract
ed while i,n the "bunch grass" country.
E. N. Brock seems to be improving
and we heartily wish is on a fair road
It will soon be Christmas time , but
there will not be any ChriBtmas exer
cises at the M E. church, as they all
seemed to disagree in reaard to the tree.
Boys get the cowbells together, as
there ia going to be a meetin' in this
good old town in the form of a wedding,
so look sharp, boys.
Mrs. Rose Steen and two children, of
Milton, Or., have been visiting her
aunt, Mrs. M. S. Boen.for the past
week. She left on Thursday for Saiem
and from there to Monmouth, her old
home, to visit relatives.
School will close in district No. 70 on
Friday. The teacher, Miss Boen,has
taught seven 'months in thiedistrict and
ha 0n perfect satisfaction. The di
rectors would Ibenetit tfie district very
much bv procuring her sei vices for an
1 1000 Men and 5000 Women
To come to Wilson's & Cook's Hardware Store to get
Bargains in Graniteware, Tinware, Stoneware, Cop
perware, all of the best make. Also Woodcho
Tools. Washing Machines, Wringers, Wash Boards,
Tubs and Clothes Lines. Also the largest and W.
stock of Cutlery, Pocket Knives, Scissors, Razors and-
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onears, an of which is bought direct from the manu
facturers. If you are building a house or barn come
and see our stock of builders hardware and :: ::
SAVE FROM 10 TO 20 PER CENT.
OYER ALL OTHERS IN THE STATE
Just look at and price our Carving Set, Roasters,
before you buy.
The same price to all men, women or children.
No. 5, Comercial Block
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