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OREGON , CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1904
Jed Band of War
fyd Huin in City
in the Orient
Jlbwt Court Bouse
ent Tax Suit and Other
of Unknown Dead
Excavations for Ice Factory
Unearth Last Resting Place
A somewhat gruesome find wes made
Friday morning at the site of the now
ice factory, on 12th street, when the ex
cavators unearthed a marble footttone
with the initials "G. R. B." carved
there n. T iee are the only marks found
upon -he marble slab, which in 6 inches
wide, 3 inches in thickness and 20 inches
This slab was evidently the footstone
marking the grave of some unknown per
son buried years aw, for the stone was
found at a depth of thi'ee feet from the
surface. The identv of the parson bur
ied there is wholly a mystery to old
residents, who cannot remember any in
termants takintr nlace in that locality
As the headboard has not been located
this morning, none can tell who the per'
son is that lies buried so many feet be
low the surface.
As the skeleton of the unknown lies at
a crobable deDth of six feet below the
spot where the stone was found, it is
likely that the remains will he undis
turbed and the .foundations for the
warehouse will be placed above the bones
of the unknown sleeper.
It is supposed that the high water in
the Willamette river was the cause of
covering the spot of the grave so deeply
with the earth, as it washed the sand
over the spot, completely wiping out the
place of the burial.
Sunday School Class Entertained.
Mrs. Geo. Hamilton and Mrs. N. A.
Holmes entertained their Sunday school
classes in a very pleasant manner at
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Holmes,
Feb 2nd. About thirty five young ladies
and gentlemen were present.
The first part of the evening was spent
listening to a voluntary program con
sistingof piano solos, recitations and
song, after which the game of flinch and
pit were played with m iuh enthusiasm.
The last part ot th program was the
lunch in which all took an active part.
It is hoped that many more similar
gathering will take place in the near
Another Cage of Rheumatism Cured by
Chamberlain's Pain Balm.
Tha efficacy of Ohamberlan'a Pain
Balm in the relief of rheumatism is be
ing demonstrated daijy. Parker Trip
lett.of Grigsby.Va., says that Chamber
lain's Pain Balm gave him permanent
relief ftom rheumatism in the back
when everything else failed, and he
would not De without it. For sale by.
Geo. A. Harding.
J)R. GEO. HOEYE
All work warranted and satisfaction guarantee
Crown and Bridge work a specialty
Caaileld Building s
OREGON CITY. OBEOON
j5J C. STRICKLAND, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Does an 0p-To-Date General Practice
Special attention given to surgery and dlaeMM
Office in Garde Building, 7th and Main B"
OREGON CUT, OREGON
(Jt D, & D. C. LATCURETTE
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Commercial, Real Estate and Probate our S.
Office In Commercial Bank Building
OREGON CITY OREGON
JJOBERT A. MILLER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Real Estate bonght and told, money loaned
Men examined and abstracts made, ea ah paid for
ounty warrants. Probate and com mlaslonare'
court business and insurance.
boom 8, winraURD BorLDiNa
OREGON CITT, .... OBEOON
QRANT B. DIMICK
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Will sraetioe In all Courts In the State, Clreel
and District Court of the United Bute.
Inaolyent debtor! taken through bankrupt if
Offloe In Gard Building, Oregon City, Or.
Write your Insuranee,
Loan your Money
furnish your Abstract!,
O. D. EBY,
Land Office Business Collections Made
Room 10 Wiohard Building,
Oregon City, Ore.
in a position to save you from io to' 20 percent on under
takers supplies, of which e cany a complete stock. We are
under small expense. Have no middle men to pay, own our
own herse, and will treat you fair.
I R. L. HOLMAN, Undertaker and Embalmer.
Office one door south of court house, or at cigar store opposite t
Bank of Oregon City. J
The Heart of the City Wiped
Out by the Createst Fire
Since Chicago Fire
Baltimore, February 8 Insurance
people are unable at present to tell tx
actly the monetary loas of the fire, but
$200,000,000 is the estimate of conserva
tive men. The Companies in New York
alone will pay out $30,000,000, and i is
expected that the underwriters through
out th"- woild will suher a loss of $100,
000,000. A remarkable tning about the
fire which is, from a financial viewpoint,
the greatest in the history of the United
(Suites is that not one life was lost,
though inai.y firemen were injured.
Xnousand of men are thrown out ol
Following is the report of district No.
40 Needy for the month ending January
Number of days taught, 20.
Number of pupils remaining enrolled,
Average daily attendance, 41.
Number ca&es tardinees, 5.
Those who neither absent nor tardy
during the month are: Edith and
Clarence Johnson, Lena Kummer, Peta
Price, Willie Miller, Lloyd Eex and
Flossie Bowers, Herman Stuwe, Julius
Spagle, Clarence Miller, Avon Jesse
Leonard Owens and Verny fc'mucker.
: Visitors always welcome.
Notice to Democrats.
The Thomas Jefferson Democratic
club of Clackamas county will meet at
Willamette hall on Tuesday evening
February 16th, 1904 at the hour of 8
o'clock. All Democrats of the county
are requeated to attend.
Jack Oaufieed, O. D. Eby,
Escaped an Awful Fate.
Mr H. Haggins of Melbourne, ' Fla.,
writes, "My dnctor told me I had con
sumption and nothing could be done for
me. I was given up to die. The offer
of a free trial bottle of Dr King's New
Discovery for Consumption, induced me
to try it. BesultB were startling, I am
now on the road to recovary and owe all
to Dr, King's New Discovery. It sure
ly saved my life." This great cure is
guaranteed for all throat and lung dis
eases by Charman & Co druggiet. Price
50 and $1
of OREGON CITY
Transacts a general banking business
Makes loans aud collections, discounts bills
buys and sells domestic and foreign exchange
and reoerres deposits subject to check.
Open from 9 a. m. to i p. m.
D O. LATOVBKTTK, V. J. MEYKB
(3 N. GREENMAN
THE PIONEER EXPRESSMAN
Prompt delivery to all parts of the city
OREGON CITY REGON
DR. C. D. LOVE
Graduate ol American School of Osteopathy,
Successfully treats both acute and chronlo dl
eases. Call for literature.
Consultation aud Examination Free.
Office Hours: J
,Or by appointment at any tltns
Rooms over Dr. Morris' Dental Parlors, next door
to Courier Office.
OREGOH CITY, OIKOOX.
0. SCHUKBIL w. s. U'RKN
JREN & SCHUEBEL
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
will practice In all courts, make collections
nd settlements of estates, furnish abstracts of
'e. lend you money and lend your money on
ortgage. Office in Enterprise building.
OREGON CITY OBEGOJ5
What Are They?
Cbamberlain'i Stomach and Liver
Tablett. A new remedy for stomach
troubles, biliousness and coni'ipation,
and a good one. Price 25 centi. For
sale by Geo. A. Harding.
County Assessor Nelson has completed
ard lur.ied over to county Sheriff and
tax collector John R, Shaver the tax list
and rolls for 1903 and the Sheriff is now
ready to Bhow you just how much more
your taxes are this year than they were
last. The books of Assessor Nelson are
neatly made out in first class condition.
The Assessor prides himself and bis Bon
upon their neat and accurate work. If
the Assessor bad nothing else'to account
for in the coming June election than
bia book keeping he would certainly be
in the runnin ; but there is the rub.
The County Court was in session
three dayB last week and dispatched a
large amount of business. Among other
matters of importance they decided to
advertise for a doctor, one who would
take care of the pauper practice of the
county at as low a figuie as possible.
The bids are to be filed with the county
Clerk by March 3id., 1903. A full re
port of the proceedings of the county
court will be ioind on another page of
In the matter of the Gladstone Real
Estate Association against fcheriff John
R. Shaver to enjoin him from collecting
the taxes assessed against the property
of the Association Circuit Court Judge
Thomas A. McBride decided tnat the
Associai ion must pay the taxes amount
ing to $850 0(1 and one half of the cost
amounting in all to $1,050.00.
B.C. Palmer has luhtituted a civil
action in the court of Justice Livy Stipp
for $72.00 against H. lltirereaves and 11.
Jones for a balance due them on account
of delivering ties to the defendants.
The cate will come up for hearing with
in a few days.
The final report of the executrix of
the late Cyrus Jones has been filed in
the office of the couuty Court' Clerk.
Iu the caBe of Wm . Hall, appellant
against Lauria Hull, res om.ent the
Supreme court has handed dow n a de
cision reversing Judge Thomas A, Mc.
Bride. The decision in the lower court
was delivered about one year ago. Hall
sued bis wife for divorce alleding that
she had been unfaithful to him aud
named a man by the name of William
Hedges as Co., respondent. Judge M&
Bride denied the divorce upon the
ground that the charge was not proven
This decision is now reversed and the
case remanded. The parties lived near
Springwater in this county and were
prominent people. The case will now be
called for another trial and the divorce
probably be granted,
In the case of Harry Jones and J. W.
McCay vs. J. P. Lovett and the Bank of
Oregon City, Judge McBride handed
down a decision annulling the lien and
dismissing the suit.
This was a suit for the foreclosure of a
mechanic's lien on the property in
which l he defendant's ice plant is locat
ed. A copy of the lien was set out in
the amendtd complaint, and the lien
was attacked for the reason that it did
not show w ho made the contract with
Mr. Liovett lor the construction of the
ice plant and did not show for whom the
work was done nor by whom done.
The court held that the authority of
the Supreme Court on liens can be re
conciled only on the theory that as to
what articles are lienable, the law is
remedial, and therefore a liberal con
struction must be allowed. But as to
the method of creaf'ngor enforcing a
lien, it is in derogation of common law,
and must receive a stiick construction
Therefore the court held tue lien void
as not shewing with whom Mr. Lovett
contracted, and there was nothing stat
ed in the lien to show to whom the
materials were furnished, who did the
work, or for whom it was performed.
Hedges & Gritlith were the attorneys
for the defendants In the action.
Millionaire's Poor Stomach.
The worniit stomach of the over-fed
millionaire if often paraded ill 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 sfllicted 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's August Flower, which has been
a favorite household remedy for all
stomach troubles for over thirty five
years. A ugust Flower rouses the torpid
liver, thus creating appetite and insur
ing perfect digestion. It tones and
vitalizes the system and make life worth
living, no matter what your station.
Trial bottles, 25c ; regular size, 75c. At
Charman and Co.
Individuals Money to Loan.
Money at 6 and 7 per cent.
12,500 on (aim well improved; $1,000
on farm or timber land ; f SOOoo farm or
city property, $500 on good security;
$500 on short time in small a mounts on
chattle and pereonal security.
Also 150 acre, lots of water, 10 acrei
clear, balance rich soil and easily clear
ed ; at $6 an acre.
160 acres; rich soil, Iota of water and
aome timber, $5 an acre.
12 largi lots in Oregon City $1000.
John W. Lodkr,
Attorney at law.
Iiooms 8 and 9, Steven's Bld'g.
Corner oth Main, Oregon City Or
Who would keep their children tn good betllh
should welch for the flrit "yniptomi nf worm,
end remote, them with White st'reem Vermi
fuge. It is the eiilMrtns' beet tonie. It gets tilt
postion at work to thet their lood does them
good, U'i they umw up healthy ud strong. ZiC
t Charman A Co.
See Sawing of the Republican
Politicians Between the
Trusts and the Masses
I am somewhat puzzled at the presi
dential outlook, but we all realize one
fact, .whoever gets the truBt support is
going to be the man. At the same time
the trusts seem to be in doubt as to
which of the great parties to ihrow their
strength to. There seems to be a grand
stand play going on to fool the common
people. It remains t be seen whether
the peonle can he fooled rgain. I think
they ctm. We are told by ihe Oregon
ian correspondence from vVashington
that Roosevelt is opposed by the trust
magnates and the business men, but the
politicians and the common people want
him, and it would not be safe to elect a
man in the interest of the businessmen
of the country attain. We hear the
Democrats say that it would not be safe
to elect him because the business inter
est is not with him.
Itwrns strange that the people have
forgotten the stand taken four and eight
yearn ago. Bryan was unsafe beeauBe
the husiuess men were not with him
and if elected would cause great busi
ness disturbances. Aga'n we are told
bv Senators Piatt and Quay that trusts
are ogainBt Teddy but they are ttoing to
see to it that he has the delegations
from N-w York and Pennsylvania. It
is only recently since these two senators
were quoted by some of the leading He.
publican i mrnals as being the moBt cor.
rupt. Trust men in the United States
Senate there is no dodging this question
If Piatt and Quay who were e'ected by
trust influence. They are ptlll in that
interest and if they are for Teddy, he is
also for the trusts. It may be possible
that the ithove named senators have re
formed. I hope they have. But this
would be against all political precedent,
If not Teddv has been making one of
those grand plays to catch suckers.
Aain it eeeniB jtiBt tie proper time to
give tue counti over to the Democrats,
as all the political economist say a panic
is approaching The great unemployed
problom problemjia now here. This was
the situation when Cleveland was elect.
ed, following President Hrrnson, while
the hard times commenced under Mr
Harrison, and at the end of four years
of Cleveland administration prosperity
began to show up th- Kepublicans get
ting ''i neflt of what the Democrats
brought forword .
It seems that some people are foolish
enough to believe that bard times or
good times can be brought about in 24
hours. This reminds me of a little oc
currence in Oregon City when Mr. Cleve'
land was elee'ed the first time. A lady
remarked the next morning after elec
tion, "Ob, now we will have fr-e trade
in the factory torrorrow." This re
remark seems foolish but not more eo
than some peoples opinions about what
causes hard times. Let me here drop
a remark of an opinion of my own. As
long as we are working under the com
petitive system just that long we will
have strikes, 'lockouts, hard times fol
lowed by good times and vice versa.
It will be quite amutintr to us Social,
iata to see the change in front of the two
great political parties in the next elec
tion, the Republicans standing against
the businessman and favoring secession,
It is wonderful what strange thir-gs can
happen in four years, Democrats asking
the gold-bug, business men, Socialists
and unions to help turn the rascals
Mv advice to you is not to get the tail
of your kite too heavy.
W. W. Mykks.
Congress on Saturday finally refused
to pay its members a quarter of a million
dollars mileage for a visit to their homes
which was never made, that is, while
the clock was striking twelve between
two sessions. Members have reached
out for the money with great avidity es
pecially such members as Cusbman, of
Washington, ($1,600) aud the coffee
colored delegate from Hawaii ($4,000).
This would have been a neat salary for
one minute's time. Some members in
play ful rebuke shook their fists at the
press gallery, but on a roll call not a
single member ventured to face public
opinion by voting for the boodle.
Editor of Courier: The Ladies of the
Sacajawea Statue Association and of the
Oregon City Lewis and Clark desire to
express through your columns their ap
preciation of the courtesy and generos
ity of the Red Men of this city for their
splendid entertainment on Monday eve
ning for the Sacajawea statue, and to all
who assisted in the program and to the
newspapers for their liberal encourage
ment. Respectfully Submitted,
Mks. Eva Emery Dye,
Prea. Sacajawea Association.
Mb. O. A. Harding,
President Lewis and Clark Club.
Notice ia hereby given that I will not
be responsible for any bill contracted 1 7
my wife and any one selling ber any
article or extending to ber any credit
must do so on their own responsability,
I positively will pay no bill contracted
4t Willamette Ore.
Mr. Wm. S. Crane, of California, Md.,
suffered for year from rheumatism, and
lumbago. He was finally advised to
try Chamberlain'a Pain Balm, which he
did and it effected a complete cure. For
sale by G. A. Harding.
Japan Deal Russia Staggering
Blow Three of Her Battle
London. Feb. 9. An authentic dis
patch from Port Arthur this morning
says the damage done the Russian bat
tleships in last niirht's attack by the
Japauess flotilla of torpedo boats is very
great, and it is claimed thev are practi
cally put out of action. The fleet was
stationed in fort Arthur roads under
the guns of the batteries ashore. The
attack was made shortly before midnight
ana in the outer circle were the Ketzi-
van battleship, 12 tons, with a battery
rt four 12-Iuch ntlles and auxiliary guns.
rue tzarewicn, a Dauieship ot i;,uu
tons, ot same armament and the Pallada
a protected cruiser, with 6 inch guns.
These received the burnt of the attack.
The r" allada is supposed to have been
damaged by an explosion of a mine and
was forced to withdraw.
The Japanese withdrew after the at
tack and it is now known ihev suffered
little damage. No detailed news will be
sent out until the ofticial report of Japan
JAPAN STRENGTH ASTONISHES THE WOHLD
London, Feb. 0. The decided victory
of the Japanese flotilla at Port Arthur
in the darkness of last night lends
strength to the belief already strong in
the niinds nf high officials 'that in the
warfare now begun there may occur at
least one if not more of the greatest sea
engagements of modern times.
It is generally conceded here that the
navies of KtiBsia and Japan will be the
moBt prominent motors in tue coming
connicts, ana it is possible mat the'
world may at last learn the actual fight
ing values of modern snips of war. There
is but slight difference in 'the strength
of the two conflicting navies, for the
larger number of Russia's armored ships
is otlset by the better types and superior
personnel of the Japanese battleships
and her armored cruisers, and tile fact
that Japan's facilities for supplying and
maintaining her fleat are vastly superior
to those of Russia gives the smaller navy
a distinct advantage.
RusBia,s fight is practicalh away from
home. Port Arthur and Vladivostok,
are nearly 1,200 miles apart, are her only
two naval porta in the Orient, and Vladi
vostok being inaccessible during the
winter months, onlv Port Arthur re
mains a haroor of refuge and defense for
upwarde of 80 vessels, including des
troyers, torpedo boals and transports.
Japan on the other hand hasfourdock
y arils, and fiye naval harbors, five of
which are distant only 210 to 285 miles
from Port Arthur, and the latter port is
far from being an ideal harbor. It can
accommodate otny a email number of
vessels and the dockyard could be shell
ed by the enemy in the open sea without
great risk to it from the RusBian forts.
Thus Russia has "all her eggs in one
basket," while Japan's dockyards, naval
harbors aud sources of supply are dis
tributed on their islands difficult to ap
proach, well fortified and impossible of
A protracted war, therefore, say men
in Great Britian's foreign oflice, would
be disastrous to Russia, and efforts to
strike a decisive blow to annihilate
Japan's navy may be looked for.
Snould Russia fail to this or even parti
ally succeed, Japan's inchmcea for final
victory may still be continued exceed
A BUSINESS LUXURY
A CHECKING ACCOUNT is indeed a business necesity; and he
who tries to get along without one is at great disadvantage.
It is not required that a person should have a large bulk of
business in order to open an account.
Professional men, farmers, and even many women, are run
ning checking-accounts. If you have never done business in this
way, and are not familiar with the plan, come to us and we will
get you started.
THE BANK OF OREGON CITY, Oregon City, Or.
We Want Your Trade
at Hairis Grocery
And are going to make special induce
ments to close buyers.
Cash and Small Profits is Oui Motto.
SHANK & BISSELL, Undertakers
Phones 411 ai 304.
Will Banquet od the Evening
of February 24th,Date
The date of the banquet of the buBi-
men has been chanse! from February
22nd, to February 24;h. The banquet
is to be a swell ailttir and the outlook
now is that it will be the event of the
season in Oregon City. Music will be
fuuished by louke s orchestra. f)r. W.
I'j. Carlt has well 111 hand all of the pre
liminaries f' r the feast. The pro; rims
are being printed and will distributed
during the next week. Invitations are
now out and every body is more than
enthuBiastic. The date was changed be
cause a few people could not attend on
the nightS originally mentioned. Ore
gon City is one of the best townB in the
world. All its business interests needs
is to get together and pull together and
that is the intent and purpose of this
Well, the beautiful snow has gotten
here at last. It has been somewhat
slow in coming but it is Burely here.
Warren Gray and Edgar Shaver made
a trip to the mountains last week look
ing for; missing cattle. They searched
the upper range thoroughly but found
no trace of the missing cattle. As near as
can be ascertained, there are about 22
head missing, which is much the largest
number that has ever been misssd from
this section since cattle have been taken
to that range. Nearly all the missing
pat.ila warn vntina ntnnlr. anil
wnen la8t Been were in good order. It
is the oninioa of some that rustlers have
not been idle on the range.
E. O. Russell got to Molalla laBt Sat
urday evening with a huge boiler for the
Ricli sawmill. He took the old boiKr
from the mill down to Portland and
brought a new one back.
Mrs. O. D. Eby and children aie vis
itiug home folks, R. J. Moore and wife.
Last Friday evening at the hall some
one had the nerve to take from Johhnie
Cros a plush lap robe valued at $7, but
that was not the worst thing they did.
They loosened one side of the shafts
where they couple onto the axle expect
ing a runaway to ensue a buggy smashed
aud possibly someone "either killed or
seriously injured. Of course darkness
hides a multitude of sin but some times
people are caught under such circum
stances and should such occur the guilty
ones Bhould be given the full extent of
It is reported that cougars are more
numerous in the hills this winter than
have ever been known before and are
killing a great many deer. Unless some
thing ia done to protect our game from
such auimals we will soou have but few
deer, but plenty of cougars.
Two little boys with a sharp ax and
usually one of them gets hurt. M.
Kilo, who lives west of ulolalla, brought
his little boy to Dr. Leavitt lact Satur
day with a badly cut hand. Dr. Leav
itt attended to it. The hand was almost
severed near the knuckles. The doctor
thinks he may have to remove the little
Itohlng piles? Never mind If yhyslclani hao
fulled to cure ynu. Try Doun's Ointment, No
fitllure Ilium. 60 cftita, at any drugstore.
We carry the only complete tin
of Caskets, Coffins, Kobe and
Linings In Clackamas County.
We have the only First-Claaa
Hears-e in the Connty, which we
will furnish for Jess than can be
Kmoalming a Hpecialty,
Ou. prices always reasonable.
Main St., Opp. Huntley