Oregon City courier. (Oregon City, Or.) 1902-1919, June 03, 1904, Image 1

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22nd YEAR.
No. 3.
Dr. George Hoeye
All work warranted and satisfaction guar
anteed. Crown and Bridge work a spec
ialty. Caufield Building. Phone 1093.
Oregon City, Oregon.
CD. D. C. Latourette
Commercial, Real Estate and Probate our
Specialties., Office in Commercial Bank
Building, Oregon City, Oregon.
Robert A. Miller
Will practice in all the courts of the State
and before the Land Department of the
Government. Room 3, Weinhard Build
ing, Oregon City, Oregon. .
Grant B. Dimick
Att'y and Counselor at Law
Will practice in all courts in the state,
circuit and .district courts of the United
States. Insolvent debtors taken through
bankruptcy. Office in Garde Building,
Oregon City, Oregon.
George L. Storey
Will practice In all the couits of the State.
Abstracts of title a specialty. Can fur
n'lBh abstracts of tite to any tract of land
In Clackamas County at lowest rates.
Advice free Charges Reasonable.
Commercial Bank of Oregon
City. Capital $100,000
Transacts a general banking business. "
Makes loans and collections, discounts
bills, buys ana sells domestic and for
eign exchange and receives deposits
subject to check. Open from 9a. m .
' to 4 p. m. D. C. Latourette, Pres;
F. J. Meyeij cashier.
George C. Brownell
C. N. Greenman
The Pioneer Expressman
Established I865. Prompt delivery to all
parts of the city. Oregon City, Oregon.
Deutfcbtt Sbbofat '
Will practice In all courts, make collec
tions and settlements of estates, furnish
abstracts of title, lend you money and
lend your money on first mortgage.
Office in Enterprise building, Oregon
City, Oregon.
Spring Has
Arrived .
WE are now prepared to serve you
in the following line with
Stoves, Hardware & Furniture
at greatly reduced prices. Call
and examine our stock and get our
figures. We will save you from
10 to 20 per cent on all goods. Second-hand
goods bought and sold.
Goods stored.
f Sugarman & Son
Cor. 5th and Main St., Oregon City
The Finest Fruit
The very finest fruits of trie shoe
manufactories have been selected to
complete our stock. Tbsswel lest styles
In all the varieties of lasts, tops, toes
and trimmings. Every pair a beauty,
with solid, substantial wear to back
them and make them sensible bargains
will be found at
Oregon Gty Shoe House
Now is the time to clean bouse clean
your system first, drive out the microbes
of winter with Uollister'i Rocky Moun
tain Tea. It will keep you well all Bum
mer. 5 cents. Tea or tablets.
Unable to Defend their Extrav
agance and Mismanagement,
The Republicans Resort to
Misstatements and Half
Truths to Mislad the Public.
The Republican ring that has
mismanaged the business of this
county for so many years, cannot
defend their gross carelessness andl
wilful extravagance by an appeal
to facts, and have been compelled
to resort to the grossest misrepre
sentation in their efforts to retain
their hold upon the Offices. They
know that none but art expert book
keeper can quickly arrive at the
amount expended on the various
accounts, . and have carefully
avoided giving the figures for per
iods covered by the official reports.
They hope thus to be able to make
it impossible for the people to learn
the truth.
Among the various partial and
false statements 'made, may be
cited the one wherein it is claimed
that the Clerk's and Sheriff's offi
ces a.e conducted more economi
cally than when these offices were
held by Cooke and Cooper. This
is absolutely false, as has been
proven. It is also claimed that the
present Assessor has saved money
to the county, as compared with
his Republican predecessor. The
fact is, that under Assessor Wil
liams, the county court ordered
that "ownership'.' maps be pre
pared. 1 his was properly charg
ed to the assessor s office, but it
was in the nature of an investment
and not an expense. Mr. Williams
must feel greatly indebted to his
successor for this false showing
that he (Williams) was wasteful
of the county funds.
Another false statement is to the
effect that the county court has
practiced rigid economy, and there
by reduced the annual expenses.
1 he actual amount of county war
rants issued during the past year is
less than that of preceedmg years,
but how has the reducticn been ef
fected? By cutting out road appro
priations, while the expenditures
on the court house and county
offices have actually been increas
There has also been an attempt
to fool the people into believing
that taxes have not materially in
creased during the past two years.
As proof, they cite the number of
mills levied in different years.
Those who pay the taxasknow
only too well that the doubling of
the assessment without a corres
ponding lowering of the rate, has
made the burden of taxation heav
ier than ever. It certainly calls
for the greatest effrontery on the
part of officials to state that "the
burden of taxation has been greatly
overstated by the Democratic
press," when, in fact, it is the
whole people who have that burden
to bear and know full well the
weight of it.
Even the county superintendent
cannot be satisfied with fair and
impartial statements, but must seek
to obtain credit for' work that he
has not done. He has also failed
to state to the people that he jssued
for the sake of corralling the Ger
man "vote; a teacher's permit to a
German preacher who could not
speak good English; and that when
he was informed that mandamus
proceedings would be instituted
compelling him to revoke the certi
ficate, he revoked It instantly, thus
virtually admitting - that he had
wilfully violated the law.
With a campaign conducted on
such lines; with the burden of tax
ation already next to unbearable;
with the specific statement of the
Republican campaigners that taxes
must be still higher next year;
with the roads neglected, and the
County officials provided for; with
the odium of Congressman Her
mann's record to bear; and with
their pitiable attempt to attach all
this mass of mismanagement and
corruption on the tail of the Roose
velt kite, it does not seem possible
that a majority of the voters of
Clackamas county will be able to
swallow the pill that the. Ring is
attempting to force down their
General News as Gathered
From Various Sources.
Brief Resume of the More Important Happenings of the
Week in Oregon
Senator Quay,
Matthew Stanley Quay died Saturday
oi what the physicians pronounced
chronic gastritis. His illness was a re
currence of the trouble that beset bim
the latter part of 1900 when he was
undergoing the strain of a desperate
fight for re-election to the Senate.
Matthew Stanley ' Quay, without
question the most prominent and force
ful man in the politics of his own State
during the last two decades and second
to but few in active influence in the
national arena, was born at Dillsburg,
York County, Fa., September 30, 1833.
Quay wag a ready student and at
tained great proficiency in the natural
sciences, history and logic."" On leaving
college he began tbe etudy of law, but
his health failing he spent eome time in
traveling in the South, engaging in var
ious enterprises to make bis way, lec
turing on astronomy, publishing a news
paper and teaching school.
In 1865 he entered political life 88
Representative in the State Legislature,
and in the political field he remt ined
more or less actively engaged until his
deatb. He held many important ap
pointive and elective State offices. In
1886 he was elected to the United States
Senate and in 1888 was a member and
chairman of the National Republican
Executive Commttee, winning by his
masterful ability the election of Presi
dent Harrison in the face of almos' cer
tain defeat. For many years before he
had had a large hand in the political
campaigns of his stat e. After his el
ection to the Senate he was one of the
great leaders in the councils of hia party.
Two Million For a School.
Mrs. S. U. Reed, a pioneer of Portland
who recently died in California, by the
terms of her will, leaves a sum which
will approximate $2,000,000 to be used
for the establishment and endowment
of a school in Portland to be known as
the Reed Institute. In general, the
school will teach the arts, sciences,
manual training, and will be conducted
with the view of equipping young men
and women with the means of earning
a livlihood.
Cashier Robbed.
W. H. Aurelius, cashier of the Pull
man Car Company, reported to the
Portland police yesterday that he had
been robbed at noon of $2500. He states
that two negroes walked into his office
at a time when no other employe was
present and with drawn revolvers forced
him to hand over the amount on hand;
Tne detectives thus far have failed to
find any clew to the robbers. One de
tective expressed himself as suspicious
of the story. ,
May Use Electricity.
A plan is being considered . by the of
ficials of the Southern Pacific Company
for electrifying the road from Portland
to Forest Grove, The reason for the
proposed change lies in the fact that
more frequent communication is needed
with the country lying along this road
and because of the grades requiring
helper locomotives. The point being
considered, and on which the decision to
make or not make the change rests, is
the kind of motive power will be the
more economical.
WilllamsFound Guilty.
Norman Williams, who has been on
trial at The Dalles charged with the
murder of Alma Nesbitt, was found
guilty of murder in the first degree. The
case has attracted a great deal of at
tention because of its being a particular
ly peculiar and cold blooded one. Wil
liams enticed Alma Nesbitt and her
mother to come West and file on a claim
near his own in Wasco county. Later
the women disappeared and Williams'
conflicting stories as to their where
abouts led to his arrest, although about
four years has elapsed since their mur
der The bodies were carefully disposed
of, but a few gray hairs and some blood
stained sacks helped to complete the
chain of circumstantial evidence that
led to, Williams conviction.
Judge McGinn, of Portland, conducted
the defense and did it in a very able
manner, but the case against bis client
was too strong.
Oregon Note.
Another mean man has been beard
from. He broke into a Lion county
achoolhouse and destroyed a $75 set of
encyclopedia and a fine wall chart,
Albany bas aranted a franchise to an
independent telephone company, which
win connect Tne tarmcrs witn tne Dull
ness houses. A representative of the
Pacific States Telephone A Telegraph
Uompany was present and lent bis nnu
ence against the passage ol the ordi
Two more reserves have been recom
mended for Eastern Oregon one kuowa
as the Blue Mountain reserve, to con'
tain about 3,000.000 acres and the other
to be known as the Maury Mountain re
serve, to contain ' about 60,000 acres.
Commissioner Richards will make a per
sonal investigation of these lands before
definite action is taken .
Thirty-six flat Cars were shipped from
Portland baturday to Kobe, Japan,
A forest fire, started by sparks fron a
logging locomotire, raged three days
near Columbia City. No great damage
was done.
The contract for building a survey
steamer lor the t nited States engineer
ing corps will probably be let to a Port'
land firm.
and Elsewhere.
Silverton is endeavoring to get a Sun
day train service
lhe 'people of Vale, Oregon, are
anxious to co-operate with the govern
ment in adjusting conflicting water rixht
claims that may tend to delay the com
pletion of irrigating plans for that sec
tion. They have written the chief en
gineer of the reclamation service stating
their position.
Within the past few days five prison
ers have escaped from the Portland city
jail. Two of tnem managed to get out
of new$4500 cells.
The latest in the way of a trust is a
local combinaton of threshing machine
men in the Waldo Hills country. They
have decided to equip all machines with
weighers, fixing 38 pounds as the stan
dard for a bushel of oats and 61 pounds
for a bushel of wheat. The rates are
left open to be fixed later. There is con
siderable dissatisfaction among those
ho do not own machines.
General JSeivs Notes.
Jeffries is training at Harbin Springs
Cal., for his coming match with Monroe.
He now weighs about 215 pounds but
will enter the ring at about 220 pounds.
Besides his other exercises, he takes
about 20 miles on the road each day.
Monroe is also in training, but uot so
much is known oi his methods.
A log from a tree in Ohio on which an
outlaw was hanged, was taken to a saw
mill to be cut into lumber but it was so
filled with bullets and nails that it bad
to be cast aside.
A man in. Ohio bored a well nine feet
deep for water but struck oil instead.
A new protection against burglars has
been devised by an Indiana man. It
consists of an apparatus which scatters
noxious fumes that will cause instant
General Bell, Adjutant General of
Colorado, says the reason for hie resig
nation is that the National Guard of
Colorado is used to enforce the law
against workingmeu and to shield cor
porations that defy law.
Prince Pu Lun, heir apparent to the
throne of China, prefers American
clothes to the garb of his ancestors He
wears a double breasted, sack coat, peg
top trousers, a black Derby, oxford tan
shoes. He has had his queue amputated
and will try to introduce the new fash
ion into his native land on bis return.
The National Board of Fire Under
writers has appointed a committee to co
operate with municipal, state and fed
eral officials in determining causes and
means of prevention of tires.
Hobson of Merriraac fame, is getting
into politics. Failing to get a nomina
tion for Congress, be is now working for
election as delegate to the Democratic
National Convention.
mitted suicide in order that his creditors
might realize on his life insurance. He
carried over one million dollars insur
ance in eleven companies.
The sultan of Fez, a country in north
ern Africa, caused the murder of a Ger
man newspaper man who dared report
the truth about his majesty's doings.
It is reported that a boy in the leper's
home in Louisiana has been entirely
cured of leprosy by Dr. Isadora Dyer of
fiew Ureleans.
It is said that between April 15 and
June 10, 75,000 employees of the Van
derbilt railroads will have been dis
charged. This is by reason of the
sweeping wave of economy wnicn the
system has adopted .
James J. Hill, the railroad magnate,
does not believe very much in ship sub
sidies. He holds more to the sensible
idea that when we have the goods and
the markets the ships will come -as a
matter of course. Speaking ol his own
experience with ships, he says that he
Would rather build 1000 miles ol railroad
than to build two ships.
The Methodist church at Its general
conference at Loe Angeles, and the Pres
byterian church at its general assembly
in uunaio, nave taien some strong
stands on the divorce question. The
former refuses to recognise bat ene cause
for legal separation, while the latter in a
wayrefnses to allow its ministers to
marry persons who have been divorced
In the suit brought by W. R. Hearst
asalnst the Coal Trust, the testimony
ot the letter's officers showed that- the
Increased cost of producing the coal ' was
10 cents per ton and that the advance In
price was 60 cents per ton. - President
Baer said there would be do reduction
in the price of coal nntil the Reading
Iron A- Coal Company paid $50,000,000
a year profit, four per cent on watered
Following a dsnaed' policy In vogue
for the past ten years, the postal author
ities will, whenever compleiota are made
Investigate proprietary medicines, and
if they are found deleterious to health or
palpably catch-penny lakes, iraud or
ders are to be issued forbidding the use
of the mail service by the promoters of
the nostrums.
An International tuberculosis Congress
is in session at Copenhaeen. The par
liament houie is being used for the
Fire in a logging camp near Columbia
City, Wash., burned over about 300
acres of logged land but did no great
a nount of damage.
Selling a gold brick to a rural citizen
has been a common occurrence, but
passing one on a business man is some
what rare. Nevertheless Oohn Bros,
brokers of San Francisco, invested in
one to the amount of about $18,000 and
did not discover the trick until thev
tried to turn it over to the mint.
Tne "poison squad" has been dis
banded. It consisted of twelye young
men. who under the direction of a Gov
ernment chemist, have eaten nothing
but adulterated foods since January.
All of their lood contained mors or less
of salacylic, sulphuric, or benzoic acid.
The health of all the men was affected.
Andrew Carneeie has decided to oive
an additional $20,000 to the Seattle li-
Drary tund.
Pioneer Dies at His Home
Canemah. "
In the death of Charles W. Ganong,
which occurred last Sunday afternoon
at 1:30 o'clock, Clackamas county loses
one of its moat prominent and respected
citizens. "Uncle Billy, as he was called
by everyone, , was a man of business
ability, sterling integrity, and broad-
minded liberality. Mr. Ganong was
born in Toronto, Canada , on December
26, 1837. With his parents he moved to
Missouri at an early age. In 1852 be
crossed the plains to California, and
came to Oregon seven years later. In
1862, he married Miss Klizabeth Allen,
daughter of Dr. W. R. Allen a native of
Kentucky and a pioneer of '50.
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Mr. Ganong and his wife have lived
on their farm south of Oregon City dur
ing tbe past 88 years. In 1890, "Uncle
Billy" was a candidate for Sheriff on the
Democratic ticket, and was defeated by
tfnly 27 i votes. Two years later be was
tbe successful candidate lor the same
position. His administration was
marked for its honesty and efficiency.
The funeral services were held at tbe
Episcopal church at 2 o'clock last Tues
day, Rev. P. K. Hammond officiating.
Mr. Ganong leaves a wife, Elizabeth
Ganong, and four children, Joseph W.
Ganong, of Portland ; Ricnard Clark Ga
nong, Mrs Annie Howard and Mrs. Ma
tilda Miller, all of Oregon City.
Success of Pooling of Wool Clips
Leads Wheatgrowen to Be
lief a That Fooling of Harvest
Would Be Profitable to
There is a movement now on foot
which, if carried out, will result in the
pooling of practically the entire wheat
crop of Umatilla couuty for this year.
V. L. Smith, the well-known Implement
dealer and one of the most extensive ,
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oeaigrowers in ine county, is tne ,
father of tbe Idea and says that he bas
hid it under consideration for some time
and Is convinced that it can be made a
big success. The plan which Mr. Smith
proposes, and in which be has tbe hearty
co-operation of a number of prominent
wbeatgrowers, is to form an association
or wheatgrowen ot Umatilla county for
tbe purpose 01 controlling tbe sale of
tbe wheat raided by the members oi tbe
association. With . the association
formed the members would pool all
their wheat or any part of their hold
ings. Tbe association would then agree
upon certain day upon which 1 this
wkeat would be onered lor sale to the
highest bidder. The sales day wonld
ba advertised sufficiently so that all
buyers who might wish to bid for the
nl could be present. Mr. Smith firm,
wlieves that a far better price could
be secured for tbe wheat through this
method than as at present.
The success of the pooling of tbe wool
clips of tbe county by tbe sheepmen un
der the auspices of the Woolgroweri' as
sociation is what set tbe wheatgroweri
to thinking about tbe advisability of
pooling their harvests. Tbey - contend
that If the wool can be disposed of to an
advantage by the pooling of the clips
the result will be the same with the
wheat. And this la made more planaa.
ble and possible by tbe fact that tbe
fluctuations of the speculative markets,
such as Chicago and New York, do not
affect the priee of wheat in the Pacific
Sure Cure for Piles.
Itching Piles produce moisture and
cause itching.tbia form, as well as Blind,
Bleeding or Protruding Piles are cured
by Dr. Bo-san-ko's Pile Remedy. Stops
itching and bleeding. Absorbs tumors.
50 cents a jar at Druggists, or sent by
mail. Treatise free. Write me about
vourcsse. Dr. Bosanko, l'hila.. Pa.
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His Supporters in Oregon
City are not Overjoyed at
the Reception Accorded
Him Last Tuesday Night.
Chagrin is depicted on the counte
nances of those who felt assured that
Binger Hermann would be able to satis
factorily explain his conduct in the
Roaeburg landoffice as well av in the
General Land Office. Not once during
his address was any enthusiasm mani
fested. The few Republican leaders on
tbe platform with tbe speaker tried by '
stamping and hand-clapping to start the
applause, but it refused to be started.
As the speaker proceeded, tbe audience
became, if possible, lew responsive, and
soon began to file out of the hall . wien
he concluded, but few were left.
The remarks of Geo. C. Brownell were
met with some show of approval, and
the Maccabee Quartette was roundly
applauded. But "Our Binger" was left
to console himself with the thought that
if he has lost the confidence of the peo
ple, he still has the land and money .
with which be has enriched himself at
their expense.
Hermann's money and political pull
may land him in Congress; but if so,
it is only because there is a sufficiently
large number of purcbassble voters in
the district to hold the balance of power.
Honest men of all parties ard disgusted
with his record, and would willingly re
tire him to private life. Some however,
will vote for him because they have been
led erroneously to believe that a vote
for him is an indorsement ot Roosevelt.
Others will support him because they '
always vote a "staaight ticket." Still
others will vote for him thinking there
by to put him in a position where be
may be of service in protecting them
against prosecution for their share in the
public-land frauds. Another contingent
will be furnished from those who can be
bought outright; and a small nnmber
will support him because they really be
leive bim to be the best man lor the
place. But the latter number is small.
and for the most part uniformed. It
does not seem possible that a man with
Herman's record can obtain the indorse
ment of a majority of the people of his .,,
district ; it is impossible that he obtain,
the support of a majority of tbe respect-,
able, honest, ' law-a-blding citizens. ''
Even if elected, he knows that he does "
not carry with him tbe confidence of the ')
people, but that he is favored by a com- :
binatlon of circumstances that can not-,
long maintain in office a man whose
record is one of graft and rascality.
Decoration Day Observed.
Meade Post, G. K. R., and Meade Re
lief Corps, of Oregon City, observed
Decoration Day in a manner befitting
tbe memory of the dead heroes of the
Civil War. The day was an ideal one,
and nature seemed to vie with the
"Boys in Blue," in doing honor to tbe
soldiers and sailors who have passed to
the great beyond. For two days, friends
and relatives of the dead who Bleep in
Mountain View cemetery, had been
decorating the graves with a profusion
of flowers such as only Orgon can pro
duce. On Monday, the streets were
lined with crowds of people, most of
them carrying bouquets of roses and
other flowers, so that the city put on al
most a gala day appearance. And why
should it not 7 Those in whose honor
the services were held, are no longer
called upon to take part in lift's battle,
no longer do they struggle against foes
within or without, no longer are they
called upon to sacrifice the dearest things
in life for the sake of humanity and prin
ciple. They are at rest; and while we
revere their memory, while their near
eit friends can never wholly cease to
grieve for them, it is but fitting that we
should feel more pleasure in contempts
ting the nobleness of their Uvea and the
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uwoob vubv uruwuou vnair mcnuis.
than sorrow in realizing that tbey have
joined the "innumerable throng" whose
sorrows have ceased. It is not the
dead, but the living, toward wuoinour
sympathies should go out.
-At 8:30, tbe members ot the Pott ar
tembledat Willamette Hall, marched
to Barclay and SU John's schools, and
headed by the Parkplace Band, escorted
tbe pupils, to tbe Willamette Hall, where .
short exercises were held. Then re
forming, the column marched to the
suspension bridge, where was performed
the beautiful and touching ceremony of
Strewing flowers on tbe waters I J mem--ory
ot the dead sailors of the Civil War..
The column then marched to Shively'e
Opera House) where tbe 'principal eier
clses ol tbe day were held. Alter a few
remarks by Dr. Carll, tbe president et
the day, the general orders ol toe ne
tional organization were read by Adju
tant C. A. Williams. Post Commander
Jerry Doremus delivered an address,
and prayer waa oiler ad by Rev J. U.
Wood. Recitations by Miss Gertrude
Oswald and Miss Dorothy Cross, and
vocal solos by Miss Imogen Harding
were highly appreciated by the audi,
The oration of DrE. 8. Bol'lccer, on
"The Remembrance of the Crimson im
Our Banner." was full of beautifwl
thought and noble seotiraeat. It wonld
be difficult to make fitting extracts from
it, as it sparkled with gems of truth and
beauty from beginning to end. It is
well worthy of publication in its en
tirety. The usual exercises were held at the
cemetery. Tha rebponse to "Our Un
known Dead," by Rev. P. K. Hammond
was an able address.
After the short ceremonies by the Re
lief Corps, the roll of honor wat read,
the bugler Hounded "laps,'' and the
soldiers and their friends departed,
feeling that the day's services uot only
did honor to the dead, but that it will
promote patriotism among the living.
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For tale by Charman A Co.
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