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8 . OREGON CITY COURIER, FRIDAY, ' JANUARY 22, 1904
OREGON CITY COURIER
Published Every Friday by
URE60N CITY COURIER PUBUSHINGCO'
J. H. Wmtoveb, Editor ana Bunlnesa Manager
K. Lki W bhtover, Local Editor.
When you come in to pay your taxes
this year bring your tax receipt of laet
year along and see just bow much bigger
your tax bill is this year than it was laet
"Don't take our word lor it. The proof
of 0 e pudding is in chewing the rag."
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Dr. Caracristic, the noted Oolomoian
authority, offers proof that the alleged
Panama revolution was organized in pn
office on Broadway, Sen Yorn, by half
a dozen Americans, "with the know
ledge and concurrence of President
Roosevelt and Secretary Hay, who, (un-
fficially) agreed to recagnize an in
dependent government in Panama if
thev would organize it without interfer
ing with isthmiau transit."
lay-The date opposite your address on the
paper denoted the time to which youhave paid.
If this notice is marked your subsc. iption i due.
OREGON 01TY. JANUARY 22, 1904
Albion, lows, has a city council which
requires its citi'iens to lake out a license
if they wish to dance The price is $15
Ex-Senator James K. Jones is will
ing to accept a place on the Panama
Canal Commission. He has studied the
subject for years.
Tim Japanese niinibter at Washing
ton talks continuously and says the
crisis is at hand. If IluBsia is as red
hot as Japan, there will be war in a few
"Let us hope," said Justice Harlan
the other day to the law students of
Columbia University, "that this great in
sirument (the Federal Constitution),
which has served eo well, will weather
the storms which the ambitions of cer
tain men are creating in an efifortt to
make this country a World Power."
The expression of . euch a hope is evi
dently prompted by the fear that the
Constitution may not weather those
storms. Indeed, it is badly weather
beaten already, and, so far as the ad
ministration of our new insular posses
sions is concerned, has been cast atide.
In the Southland the "Man with the
Hoe" has his innings. The $10,000,000
bales of cotton which ten yearB ago
brought $300,000,000 sold last year for
In England co-operation is no longer
in the experimental Btasje as it is in Ore
gon. Last year the Rothdale Co-operative
Societies did a btirfiness of which
their profits were $50,000,000.
Bknatoh Bailisv says that to nomi
nate a Southern man for the presidency
would be very doubtfal wisdom. He
thinks that Texas will furnish a candi
date in time but not in his day.
Gknkhaj. John B. Gorden, the last
living Lieutenant-General of the Con
federacy, died at Miami, Fla , on the
9th. 1. e lay in state at Atlanta, and
whb buried at his home with military
honors. For many years he was Gov
ernor and U. S. Senator, a man of great
bilityand fearlessness. 4
TrmiiY-fiiur men in different parts of
the country have come forward and of
fered to stand in the breach as candid
ates for vice president o:i the . Republi
can ticket. Itnees an iustautaneouB
and up-to-date man. There's the dis
tingnibhed diplomatic, the sudden
Panama Yamilla, or Bony Gorilla, or
whatever his name is, what's the
matter with him? He's all-right!
The Washington clerks are in a heap
of trouble. The Cabin t has decided
that they must hereafter work seven
h urs a day, instead of the regular six
and a half. The clerks are indignant and
point to the way in which their dis
tinguished chiefs waste the time of the
government.being present at their desks
several hours a day less than the law re
quires, and going picuicing around the
cjuutry and stumping for their party in
violation to the civil service law of which
the president has been such a strenu
ous advocate Clerks threaten to get
even by "soldiering." -
Ex-Sechetary and Ex-Government
Charles Foster, a member of President
Harrison's cabinet, died at General
Kiefer's house in Springfield, Ohio, on
the 9ih, after eating a hearty supper.
Ex-Governor Flower of New York died
from the same cause. Thelat General
Gordon died from acute indigestion.
Over eating has been the immediate
cause of the death of one of our presi
dents, and of several of our cabinet
ministers. Men have been knon to
drop dead after eating heartily at Delo
monico's in New York, After a cer
tain age is reached, one must be very
careful what he puts into bis stomach.
Dr. Sam Johnson used to make Boswell
sit up late with him after one of his
gustatorial feats for fear be should die
if he layed down.
Captain A. L. Mills is another sud
deuness. He is promoted by the Presi
dent to be brigadier-general, and jumps
over the heads of 276 cuptai s, 354
majorB, 122 lieutenant.eolo:iels, and 105
colonels. Though a youth who graduat
ed iiom West Point in 1870, he will, like
General Wood, outrank many men who
have Bpent fiieii whole lives in the
General Rafael Reyes, the Colombian
envoy to our capital, has gone home.
Secretary Hay has ans-vered hi second
Utter, Btatiug again that Panama is an
independent republic and that the inci
dent on the isthmus is closed and will
not be re-opened, He ignoieB as "im
pertinent" General Reyes's request that
the correspondence be sent to the Senate
Perhaps this crime of impertinence is
inn cause of the hiding of bo many im
portant documents from the public by
the Secretary of State.
Assicssou Nelson is in the middle of a
bad fix. When he weut around with his
assessment books last year he told one
and all, farmorB.lawyerB and politicians,
that if they would double the assessed
value of the property of the county he
would give each tax payer Lis positive
assurance that the rate would be cut in
two iu the middle. Well, they doubled
"n the levy and had a million dollars to
scire I but they dli not cut the rate la
tWO, UeuCe there .IB vrouuie iu iue iuu
and' Assessor Nelson will find kinds
ol fun M le makes hit Annual rounds
ibis year to reassess the property. It
looks like the ssaeBaor got the hot end
of the proposition.
Many persons who believe that there
are holes in the roads of Webfoot are in
error. The New York Times reports a
case where several witnesses testified
that there was a hole in a certain road.
Then the principal witness, ft farmer,
upon whom the prosecution mainly de.
pended to establish their case, swore
there was no hole in the road. They
Bought to dtaw the witness into some
explanation of the remarkable testi
mony. What they eventually got was
this : "There isn't any hole in the road.
Here's my hat. If I jam my hand into
the top of without it pushing it through,
it does not make a hole, It makes a de;,t.
That's what is in that road just a dent."
And in the roads around here there are
no holes just dents.
SiiEitii'F John R. Shaver has the big
geBt job of his life a head of him during
the next four months. He will have to
make about 5,000 explanations to as
many augry and indigant tax payers
when they come in from the town or
country to pay their taxes. Each and
every tax payer will want to know how
it is that his taxes are so much higher
this year than they were last when they
were promised in plain terms that if
they would one and all double their as
sessment the court would see to it, th.it
the levy would be cut in two in the
middle. The levy was not cut in two and
there is the pinch. Eai h farmer, Demo
crat, Rcpulican, Populist and Solialist
will have to pay the heaviest amount of
taxe every paid in this county. And
the great trouble ia that the explanation
may not be satisfactory when made.
HOW WE SHOULD BUILD ROADS
The state of Massachusetts expends
every year half a million dollars to con
struct macadamized roads. It builds
100 miles per year. The cost averages
$5,200 per mile. Theiexpense comes
against every inhabitant alike, includ
ing those in the cities although.no roads
are made by the state in the incorpora
ted cities. In this way the city of BoS'
ton pays about half of the total expen; e
of all improved roads; and all the prin
cipal highways throughout the common
wealth are already macadamized. First
the road bed is thrown up, rounded in
the center and ditched at the sides.
The first layor of stuiie is in pieces less
than22 inches and 6 Inches deep J the
next layor is lees than cue inch in di
ameter and two inches d.ep; the third
is top screenings Every course ' is j
sprinkle! and rolled. The turnpikes
are 21 feet wide. The state issues bonds
that tun forty years and sell at a prem
ium. The road question is too great for
Congressman Walter P. Brownlow of
Tennessee said that his good roads bill
iB the m"st popular measure introduced
in congress since the civil war. He says
that tiie legislature of his own state has
indorsed it and that the legislature of
M'nnesota, Missouri, Alabama and New
Mexico have taken similar action and
that he believes the bill will be indorsed
by every state in the Union, if that is
necessary in order to impress upon con
gress the importance of the measure.
The following is a copy of the resolution
as adopted by the legislature of Minneso
ta. "Whereas, The burden of improving
and maintaining o; - highways accord
ing to the general pievai.iuf system in
this countiy rests enti'oly upon the
agricultural lands and people living in
the rural district, and
"Whereas, The state aid plan for con
structing highways, as practiced in the i
states of New Jersey, New York, Con-!
necticut and Massachusetts, has proven ,
satisfactory in its operation and has of
fered a partial solution of the road
question in that it distributes this bur
den of cost so that one.half is paid out of
a general fund supplied by the state;
"Whereas, It is desirable to extend
this principle of cooperation anl distri
bution of the burden of coat to a still
geeater extent, so that the govornmeut
of the United States shall bear a share
of the cost of construction to be paid out
of the general revenues of the United
" Whereas , One-half of 9aid revenues,
aggregating during the the last two years
$1,000,000,000 per annum, is derived
from the agricultural states and rural
districts, while only 10 per cent of the
total amount is appropriated by congress
for the use of paid agricultural states and
districts, while 90 per cent is appropri
ated foi public buildings and other uses
pertaining to great cities ; and
"Whereas, Thellon. Walter P.Brown
low, member of songress from TenneB-ee
has introduced a bill in the Unite 1
States house of representatives provid.
ing for system of national, state and lo
cal cooperation in the permanent im
provement of the public highways, ac
cording to the provisions of which the
sum of $20,000,000 is appropriated, and
the United States Government is to pay
one-half of the cost of improving any
public highway when requested sq to do
by and in cooperation with any stale or
ciyil subdivision thereof ; therefore be
"Resolved by the general assembly of
the state of Minnesota, That we hereby
heartily iud. rue said Brownlow bill and
recommend its passage by congress, and
that we rtqr.eet representatives from
the state of Minnesota in congress and
instruct the United States senators from
this state to vote for and support said
Get a home where you have all
the fresh air and freedom of the
country, anJ at the same time
every advantage of city life.
Th; elegant cars of the Oregon
Water Power and Railway Com
pany make the run tj Glad
stone from Oregon City in s x
minutes. After your day's
work you travel home in luxury
Every purchaser of property In Gladstone will re
ceive a Warranty Deed, and an absolute title in fee
simple, free of all Incumbrances.
Call In at the office of the com
pany and see the map of Glad
stone, and an agent will cheer
fully conduct you to the prop
erty without expense to yourself,
and give all needed Information
in making a selection for your
future home. Remember you
are under no obligation to buy,
only come and we will show
you the handsomest tract of
of land in Oregan.
' The great offer of the Gladstone Real Estate Association made to the people of Oregon, of one hundred lots to be se
lected by the purchaser in the handsome townslte of Gladstone, at an even $100 per lot, $10 down and $10 per month with
out interest, has attracted widespread attention. Already lots are being sold to careful, conscientious buyers, who not only
know a bargain when they see It, but are taking advantage of the low price to get an elegant property where the location
is ideal and the enhancemeut in values is sure to follow. Already Portlcnd buyers are rapidly approaching Gladstone on the
north. ' In two years time the electric cars will not be out of sight of handsome dwellings In the entire run of i2miles from
Oregon City to Portland. There is no longer any doubt that the moter company will have a dpuble track railway between
the two cities by the time of the great Lewis and Clark exposition. Ask any fair man, consult your own good, common
sense and there can be but one conclusion, and that Is, that property between Oregon Ci.y and Portland is as safe as stock
in the First National Bank of Portlaud. It is far be ter than money at interest. Again, if you ask any fair and unpreju
diced man, who does not own property of his ow.i so situated as to be a rival for public favor, as to the handsomest
suburb of Oregon City and with greatest promise for the future.-'and he will unhesitatingly say : GLADSTONE.
Already there is a population of five hundred people at Gladstone and not a vacant house. Schools, churches, telephone
system and all other modem and up-to-date conveniences rapidly following.
Remember the Great Proposition is-
100 lots of your own selection, in the splendid
townsite of Gladstone, on the banks of the
Clackamas river, a mountain stream famed for
its beauty and purity, at $ J 00 per lot, $10 down
and $10 per month without taxes or interest.
Any purchaser can have his money back with $25 profit on each lot when he has paid for
his property, if he is then dissatisfied, provided he give 30 days previous notice to that effect
bright, capable agents wanted in every commu
nity to whom liberal inducements willbe made
to sell Gladstone Property. Write for full information.
Main and Seventh Strests,
H. E. CROSS.
Why not buy a home in Clackamas
county before the boom ? It is cIobb to
good markets the year around. No bliz
zards or cyclones and no long winters.
J. L. Mumpowbr,
Oregon City, Or.
Scrofula, salt rheiim, erysirelas and otlicr dis
titssiiiR eruptive disoasos yield quickly au(i per
manently to the elensing, purifying power of
Burdock 'Blood Bitters.
Pleasant and Most Effective.
T. J. Chambers.Ed. Vindicator, Liber
ty, Texas, writes Dec. 25, 1902: "With
pleasure and unsolicited by you, I bear
testimony to the curative power of
Ballard's Horehound Syrup. I have
used it in my family and can cheerfully
affirm it is the most effective and pleas
antest remedy for coughs and colds I
have ever used." 25c, 50c and $1, at
Charman & Co.
The little oiks love Dr. Wood's Norway Pine
Syrup. Pleasant to take; perfectly harmlcs
positlvecure lor coughs, ooldn, bronchitis, asthma.
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY
Take Lavative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggist refund the money if It fails tc cure. E
W. Grove's signature la on each box. . 250.
Bod ilv pr In loses Its terror if you.ve a botil
of Dr. Thomas' Eciectric Oil In the house. In
stant relief in cases of burns, outs, tpralns, accid
eats of any lort.
When bilious try a dose of Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets and
realize for once how quickly a first class
up-to-date medicine will correct the
disorder. For sale by Geo. A. Harding.
Hall'a Catarrh Cure.
of Ohio, City o(Toleto, LueuCortnty.
lI Sinner c i th rm ' '. VH.8",t,' V" d0,
or" .""!.. .h. oil vol Toledo, county and
ol Hair. Catarrh "K J. 011ENKV.
R.nni o before m "1 wilwrtbed In my (.re
i hi. t clar of Itafiulw, A. D. ls-o.
iouo, till. t 'lay oi - j, lJtA80N
1UII'. Catarrh Cure Is taken Imen.all.v and .ol.
.,,". . ., lie blo.nl and mucous surface, ol ihe
.vu. u bend for lilmonials, irae.
5teiu. p. J. CHESES & CO., Toledo, 0.
Sold by lrinli.. "rM'- ,. .
Most people realize that the actual
expenses of living are higher now than
for many years patt, but in moat in
stances this increase . has come about
bo gradually that few people realiie just
what it amounts to. A table, prepared
by so competent an authority as Dun &
Go., has recently been published by the
Treasury Department at Washington
which affords some interesting reading,
This table gives the cost per capita year
by year since 1SC0 of the necessaries of
life. The items of house rent- doctors'
bills, furniture, and many other desira
ble, if not absolutely necessary things
are left out. Commencing in July, 18D7,
the end of the panic period, the table
shows a cost per capita of $02.45 (or one
year for clothing and staple loode. From
this time untvl March, 1903, the figures
show a steady increase in the cost of
living, ami on the latter date they
reached the sum ef $101.07 per capita
for one year, or an increase of 39.5 iu
lee? than s!x yeats.
Pound Fine Coffee
Pound Equity Blend.
Pound M. & M., Fine Flavor.
We have a line of Tinware at Cost
We have the Walla Walla Flour.
We have a fine line of Sugar Syr
We have afulllineof Canned Goo Is
We have Pickled Pigs Feet and
MILES & McGLHSHAN, Proprietors.
Cor. 6th and Main Sts,
Phone Main, 1141. OREGON CITY.
The holidays are over and the January thaw has effected
our prices which are undoubtedly the lowest As business did
not meet with " our expectations, we are left overstocked with
an excellent stock of Stylish
Clothing, Shoes, fiats,
trunks and traveling Bags
which we aim to dispose of at
PRICES LOWER THAN THE LOWEST
A little of your leisure time will be well spent here in con
vincing you of the money-saving values we are offering
When you sec it in our ad Ws So
J. M. PRICE,
Clothier and Furnisher
6th and Main Sts. OREGON CITY, ORE.