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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRDAY,
JUNE 10, 1904.
Dr. George Hoeye
All work warranted and satisfaction guar
anteed. Crown and Bridge work a spec
ialty. Cautield Building. Phone 1093.
Oregon City, Oregon.
C. D. D. C. Latourette
ATTY'S AT LAW
Commercial, Real Estate and Probate our
Specialties. Office in Commercial Bank
Building, Oregon City, Oregon.
Robert A. Miller
ATT'Y AT LAW
Will practice in all the courts of the State
and before the Land' Department of the
Government. Room 3, Weinhard oui Id
ing, Oregon City, Oregon.
Grant B. Dimlck
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
ATT'Y AT LAW
Will practice In all the couits of the State.
Abstracts of title a specialty. Can fur
nish 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, Presj
F. J. Meyei, cashier. .
George C. Brownell
ATT'Y AT LAW,
C. N. Greenman
The Pioneer Expressman
Established I865. Prompt delivery to all
parts of the city. Oregon City, Oregon.
0. Sohdibmi, w. s. U'EKN
JJREN &, SCHUEBEL
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
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
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. '
Sugarman & Son
Cor, 5th and Main St., Oregon City
:The:Fincst Fruit .
" 'The very finest fruits of the shoe
manufactories have been selected to
complete our stock. The swellsst styles
In all the varieties ot lasts, tops, toes
and trimmings. Every pair a beauty,
with solid, substantial wear to beck
them and make them sensible bargains
will be found at .
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Now ii the time to clean house clean
your system first, drive oat the microbes
of winter with Hollieter's Rocky Moun
tain Tea. It will keep yon well all ram
mer. 5 cents. Tea or tablets.
The Republican Nominees
Cii j -
State and Congres-
sional Tickets Elected by
Clackamas County, in Spite of
High Taxes, Rolls Up Good
Majorities for all the Can
didates Except J. C. Zin
ser for Superintendent of
Schools, who Wins Out by
a Small Majority.
The result of the election held
last Monday was a surprise to no
one. As has been expected, the
entire State and Congressional
ticket went Republican by large
Frank A. Moore was chosen as
Supreme Court Justice, and J, W.
Bailey as Food and Dairy Commis
sioner. Binger Hermann and J. N.
Williamson will represent Oregon
in the next Congress.
In the Fifth Judicial District,
Judge T. A. McBride had no oppo
sition as a candidate for re-election
to succeed himself. Harrison Allen
was the only candidate for Prose
cuting Attorney in this district.
J. E. Hedges, Democratic nom
inee fo; joint representative for
Clackamas and Multnomah coun
ties, polled a very heavy vote in
this county, but was unable to over
come the Republican majority in
Multnomah. His plurality in the
county over Holcomb was 441.
This result ws5 due almost entirely
to the high esteem in which Mr.
Hedges is held by the people of the
county, but it may have been due,
in a small measure, to the disaffec
tion in the Republican ranks caused
by Multnomah's delegates in the
Republican convention ignoring the
rights of Clackamas county to a
voice in the selection of a candidate
for joint representative.
I he vote in this county on Con
gressman was a surprise to Repub
licans and Democrats alike. The
vote in Reames a year ago indicated
great dislike for Hermann, and there
has been but little during the cam
paign to indicate any change in
sentiment. In spite of this, Her
mann has carried the county by
about 300 votes.
The count on the legislative
ticket shows a pretty close party
vote, although C. G. Huntley ran
ahead of his ticket.
Charles Ely, the Democratic
candidate for sheriff, appeared at
the outset of the campaign to have
no chance or election, it was pre
dieted by many Republicans that
Mr. bhaver, the Republican nom
inee, wouia De -nign man" on
their ticket. But it speaks much
for Mr. Ely's popularity and ability
as a vote-getter, tnat he cut down
Shaver's plurality in the three
Oregon City precincts of 168 two
years ago, to 88 in this election.
H. G. Starkweather ran the Re
publican nominee, J. C. Zinser. a
close race for Superintendent of
Schools. Mr. Starkweather is very
popular throughout the county, but
was not quite able tp overcome the
very large Republican majority. A
lie sprung on the eve of the elec
tion was probably .responsible. ior
his defeat, It was stated that Mr.
Starkweather,' at one time elected
county superintendent on the Pop
ulist ticket, had tried to secure the
nomination' for that office at the
hands of the Republicans four years
ago. This latter . statement is a
brazen falsehood, as . Mr. Stark
weather was not a resident of this
county In 1000, had not been such
for two years, and did not return
until 1 901, but was during that
time principal of the La Grande
schools, in Union county. Nor had
he sought a nomination for that
office, or any other, in any county,
at the hands of any party.
The vote by precincts for the var
ious candidates will be given as soon
as the official count can be obtained.
The following are the totals in
the county as given from unofficial
REPRESENTATIVE FIRST DISTRICT.
Hermann (Rep.) 1454
Veatch (Dem.) 1151
Ramp (Soc.) 3o7
Gould (Pro.) . 174
JUSTICE SUPREME COURT.
Moore (Rep.) 1015
O'Day (Dem.) I072
Mikkleson (Soc.) 338
Bailey (Rep.) 1294
Douglas (Dem.) 584
Ramussen (Soc.) 2o5
Berry (:,.)... us
Hedges (Dem.) i78i
Eaton (Pro.) I76
Bramhall (Rep.) 1496
Huntley (Rep.) , 2004
Juggar (Rep.) 1623
Evans (Dem.).?. 95i
Hutchinson (Dem.) 1041
Jesse (Dem.) 870
Hill (Soc.) 323
Luelllng (Soc.) 449
Meindl (Soc.) 353
Mandeville (Pro.) 116
Roeder (Pro.) 117
Kitching (Dem.) 1234
Thomas (Soc.) 323
Shaver , 1691
Graves (Soc.) 260
Marrs (Pro.) 155
Howard (Soc.) 342
Stevens (Rep.) ; 1844
Lang (Dem.) 727
Hilton (Soc.) 262
May (Pro.) 157
Nelson (Rep.) I692
Sellwood (Dem.) 1059
Heard (Soc.) ' 77
Fankhauser (Pro.) 15o
Zinser (Rep.) I5I0
Starkweather (Dem.) 1435
Gintber (Soc.) 282
Cahill (Rep.) 2040
Miner (soc.) 079
Meldrum (Rep.) 1799
Klrchem (Dem.) I353
Holman (Rep ) .2297
Wase,Pro.)w ;..... ..v'63o
Children's Day Observed
Chifdren's Day was observed
last Saturday at Clackamas. Four
granges, Abernethy, Clackamas,
Damascus and Milwaukie, united
in a celebration intended primarily
fcr children, but which was equally
interesting and instructive to the
A very entertaining program
was presented by the members of
the various granges. The principal
feature ot the occasion was the ad
dress by the Rev. A. Le Roy,
Superintendent of the Oregon
Bureau of Information. He spoke
in the interests of the bureau, of
what it has accomplished and what
it expects to accomplish for the
upbuildiug of the state. The
granges were urged to send ex
hibits to the bureau at Portland,
and to aid in disseminating liter
ature advertising the advantages
our state offers to homeseekers and
The whole affair was a very en
joyable one. Lunch was served in
the I. O. O. F., and the exercises
ere conducted in the adjoining
grove. . Alter the exercises, the
250 grangers present left for theii
several homes, having been highly
entertained and greatly benefited
by meeting the members of the
various granges represented at the
The many proiects which are under
way for the construction oi electric rail
way lines are proof of the great import
ance of electricity in the development of
the resources of the Pacific Coast States,
The electric railroad has reached a stage
of development that makes it practi
cable, a here, few yean ago, it would
never have been thought of. For short
routes, and in isolated localities, its ad
vantages over the steam road are mani
fold. It is possible to install and tanin
an electric line at a cost far , less than
that of a stesm road, and the expense of
maintenance is also less.
The Pacile Coast states offer far
greater opportunities for electric lines
than any other region in the United
States, by reason ol the water power
which Is present in such great quanti
ties. By this means it it possible to
provide transportation facilities even in
the most remote localities. There is no
doubt that, in a short time, the states of
California, Oregon, Washington and
Idaho will be a net work of electric lines
formic; connected routes, so that dis
tant settlements will be brought into
communication with the centers of dis
tribution, and the ease of marketing
products will be greatly enhanced
rrom me racinc aiontniy lor June.
General News as Gathered
From Various Sources.
Brief Resume of the More Important Happenings of the
Week in Oregon
Wholesale Murder of Miners.
A little after 2 o'clock on Monday
morning, a moat shocking wholesale
murder of miners was committed at In
dependence, Colorado, in the Cripple
Creek district. Twenty-five non-union
miners employed on the night shift had
left the mines and were waiting on the
depot platform for the arrival of a train
to convey them home, when an infernal
machine was exploded beneath their
feet, instantly killing 11, and fatally in
juring 8 or 10 others.
The Kansas Floods.
The great rain storm of the latter pait
of last week caused an immense amount
of damage throughout eastern and cen
tral Kansas. Houses, barns and stock
were washed away. The water remained
on wheat, alfalfa and corn fields so long
that these crops are completely ruined.
Train service was demoralized in the
southern part of the state.
Successful Fire Escape.
Eight of the big public schools at
Chicago have been equipped with a pe
culiar cylindrical fire-escape, which is a
source of much joy to the small boy and
me smau gin as wen. itie escape was
given a thorough test this week and
hundreds of youngsters sprang from the
fourth-Btory windows into the tube ftnd
went shooting down tne turbine incline
to the ground unhurt. The escape from
the fourth floor was made in 21 seconds
and the entire school building was emp
tied of its 500 pupils in a trifle over four
minutes. As a result of the test, es
capes were brdered installed immediate
ly upon 16 additional schools and all of
them will be so equipped as rapidly as
the cylinders can be manufactured.
Since the Iroquois fire, there has been
much apprehension regarding the safety
of the little children on the third and
fourth floors of the school buildings,
Borne of these old structures were veri
lame nretraps until tne public was
awakened by the theatre horror. The
children are anxiously awaiting a real
fire in order that they may again enjoy
tb novelty of a rapid trip through the
, . PoeaibiUtie of Corea.
"Dr. James Hunter Wells, who has
spent many years in Korea, and is quail
tied to speak with authority, in writing
of the Korean people in the Pacific
Monthly for June, has this to say re
garding the possibilities of Korea, and
its future development :
Japan is an example of what may be
done, even in so brief a period as forty
years, by a modern open-door policy,
backed, instigated and supportod by the
Christian religion. In Korea, we have
as alluring a field and as sturdy a race,
though cruehed withal ; and such pro
gress as is now undreamed of, in in
dustry, education And religion, and civ
ilization, is bound to follow. Korea is
small, to be sure only 700 miles long by
about 150 wide, with some 15,000,000
inhabitants; bnt let the people be edu
cated up to modern requirements, and a
sturdy nation, with all that it implies,
will be the result.
The very things that we have here on
the Pacific coast in such profusion that
is, lumber, wheat, coal, wool, etc. are
just what is lacking over there, and the
demand is increasing. Qiven the open
door, and the commercial benefits to the
CoaBt from Korea, ntt to mention Man
churia and China, are sure to be of
The Longest Wlvarfin tfte World.
. The wharf at Port Loa Angeles, which
runs out Into the ocean from the mouth
of the canyon two miles north of Santa
Monica, California, is 4700 feet long, and
is said to be the longest wharf in the
world. It is built on wooden piles, sat
in raws 12 feet apart; and if the trees
could be gathered together, standing as
they did before they were cut and buried
head downward in the bed of the ocean,
I hey wonld make a forest of 5000 ever
The pisr has double tracks the entire
length, and numerous switcbss at the
wharf proper, which broadens consider1
ably and is surrounded by a circle of
massive, concrete piles to support coal
bunkers, offices, warerooms, landing for
steamship passengers, refreshment
shops, etc. ...
A ride down the long wharf is quite
a scenic trip; and the pier is a favorite
haunt for anglers, who connt up trophies
of halibut, many varitles ef bass, benita,
sculpln, yellow-tail, mackerel, pompano,
smelt, kelp-fish ana countless other fish
that roam the clear water and feed off
the kelp fields of Santa Monica Bay.
rrom lbs racinc Monthly lor June.
Oregon , Note.
A quantity of the bias granite quarried
at Haines, Oregon, is to be nsed in the
construction of a bank bailding at Baker
City. Tne atone is tnougnt to be of on'
sually good quality.
The steamer Bailey Gatzart has been
converted into an oil burner and for tbe
present will carry only passengers.
Jacob Kamm ot Portland has been re
peatedly ordered by tbe City Council to
tear down bis unsightly old buildings at
rirst ana Washington streets bat be de
Ges the order,
Mnltnomah Camp No. 77. W. O. W.
expelled a member, E. V. Allen, who at
tempted suicide a lew days ago.
R. E. Thorn, of Echo, is one of the
most extensive honep-producers in East
ern Oregon. Mr. Thorn has over 200 col
onies of bees on his batter creek ranch
and makes a business of producing
honey for market. James McCarty, also
01 cutter creek, is another bee-raiser
and Mr. Thorn and Mr. McCarty will
each market about four tans of honey
A great boom is on at Bend and nHmr
Crook county towns where irrigation is
to be applied and where the railroad Is
expected to extend.
Master Fish Warden Van Dusen has
selected a site for a new hatchery on the
Seaside is to ha"e a system of water-
works in operation by J uly.
Judge W. B, Matthews, attorney for
Oregon in the Klamath swamp-land case,
is greatly dissatisfied with the recent de
cision of the Interior Department in its
ruling against the state. He intends to
file a motion for review, and declares
that the decision of the Secretary can
Dallas is to have a national hank with
Lewellyn Legg, an 0. R. and N. fire
man, shot and killed Jack Halated. a ha-
loon proprietor in Baker City.
Portland dealers in alabwood are said
to have a trust and that they have estab
lished s price arbitrarily for their Dro.
The Portland ball team hangs on to
the distinction of being known as the
Frlneville is to have an automobile
line to be operated between that Dlace
and Shaniko. The demand for the rapid
transit of mniU. express and passengers
has made the establishment of such a
Norman Williams, recently convicted
of, murder, will be hung at The Dalles
and not at the state penitentiary, as the
crime of which he is convicted was com
mitted prior to June 17, 1903.
A Newfoundland dog taken from
Omaha to Portland, Oregon, is said to
have returned to his former home in
Omaha. Ais worn ont condition indi
cates that he walked tne entire distance,
Pacific University won the champion
ship of the state in a conteet with the
Tbe Columbia is slowly rising again.
Work on the Fair buildings Is rapidly
Seven cars of strawberries were shipped
from Hood River to Eastern markets
It is reported that the sheriff of Marion
county absent-mindedly left a door ajar
through which a prisoner make his es
cape. Seattle has been suffering from an
army of tent caterpillars which ate all
ttia vegetation in their path.
King Peter of Servia, according to re
ports, has set an excellent example to
American parents. His eon needed a
thrashing and the king saw that the son
received it. The prince was paving at
tentions to a woman who resented his
gallantry, which made the prince appear
A large distillery was wrecked bv an
explosion in Peoria, 111. June 4, and im
mediately burned. The fire spread to
other buildings. Ten men were lost, be
sides i:w head of cattle in stock Tarda
General Xtws Xofes.
Floods in Kansas laat week compelled
600 families to flee to higher ground.
At the same time Nebraska suffered
from a tornado which injured about 20
The Nevada Guard will not receive bv
(27,000 the amount allowed by tbe
National Government on account of its
not having the required number of en
Two electric cars met at full speed in
Norwalk, Ohio, on the 2nd inst., which
resulted In the death of six persons.
A man has been robbing slot machines
in Cincinnattl and takes only one cent
pieces. He bas succeeded in burglariz
ing 15 saloons, securing $90 in pennies
from one machine.
Exports of manufactured goods from
tbe United States for tbe fiscal year end
ing June 30, 1904, will exceed that oi
any former year
Yu Chi Yi, commissioner to the
World's Fair from the Chinese province
of Shan Tung, Is making a special trip
from St. Louis to Ban Francisco for the
express purpose of having a corn re
moved from his little toe by a San Ftu
Cisco physician. '
A new sect has been organized in Chi
cago called the Bereans.., , They believe
in tue iiierai interpretation ol tbe scrip-
tuim wiuiwuiui ut aecona coming of
the Redeemer. ,
. n t . .
a wmu m jmn 01 age cas Inst eora-
pietea over xa.uou miles of walking,
which be has done for the purpose of
regaining lost health. His name is Oh as.
E. Norris. He has found what he sought.
An association has been formed In
New Jersey with tbe view of arranging
to send large number of negroes to
Liberie. President Tinsley, who heads
tbe association, says he believes that
more than 20,000 colored people are
ready to leave the cotton belt and make
their homes in Liberia If transportation
facilities can be obtained for them. The
Liberian government offers each immi
grant twenty-five acres of land free of
charge, besides furnishing rations until
the farm are producing.
Eastern papers are unanimous in Btat
ing that the country's business is sound
in spite ol the present inactivity and
that early betterment is in sight.
Detonations from the test of heavy ar
tillery .at the govern Bent proving
grounds at Sandy HooJi besides causing
minor dsmaues has wrecked a portion of
a public echool bailding n Coney Island
beven miles distant. The boy pupils
were injured by tne fulling of a pait of
the ceiling in one of the rooms and the
otlfcr children were thrown into a panic.
An American youth sojourning in
London swam 112yards five inches un
der water at a temperature of 75 degrees.
He came nearly breaking the world's
A Letter from St. Louis.
The following letter from E. W. Ran
dolph, who is attending the Louisiana
Purchase Exposition at St Louis and
incidentally doing something in the way
of advertising Oregon and the LouiB and
Clark Fair, to a friend in this city, will
be of interest to our readers :
. My first stop after leaving Portland
was at Salt Lake City. I putin the time
on the train telling people about Oregon
and the Lewis and Clark fair. I had
visited tbe office of the fair association
while in Portland, where they gave me a
big lot of reading matter and 500 cards.
I also had my famous Oregon fungus,
and some samples of ores that I had
gathered up In Oregon City ; so alto
gether I was pretty well provided with
material to work with.
Salt Lake is a beautiful city, having
many elegant buildings, wide streets and
magnificent Parks, The Mormon build
ings, that is, those belonging to the Mor
mon church, are especially interesting to
strangers. I visited all of them except
the temple, which can only be entered
by the elect. In the tabernacle, which
seats 8,006 people, and which is remark
ably arranged in its construction so that
the whole building vibrates. I listened
to the famed and truly wonderful and
grand chorus of five hundred voices, and
I am Bure that the claim that it is the
finest singing in the world is not with-,
out foundation. I disseminated a lot of
information here, printed and oral, about
Oregon and the 1905 fair, distributed a
lot of pamphlets and was interviewed by
reporters of three of the leading newe-j
papers. At Denver, also, I talked with
a good many peopte. Denver impressed
me as a fine, big, hustling city; but I
didn't see much of it, as I spent only
three or four hours there. The train ont
from here was heavily loaded and I met
an interesting lot of people, mostly from
Ohio, Illinois and Michigan. . They
thought me very enthusiastic over Ore
gon and the Fair, but dozens of them .
promised to visit Portland next Sum
mer. And so on, through Hastings,
Nebraska, where I visited some relatives
and broke into two of the newspapers,
through Ottumwa and Elden in Iowa to
Fairfield on the Hock Island road, where
I made final connection for St. Louis,
arriving here at 3:20 yesterday after,
Oh, what crowds of people are hurry
ing and scurrying around in this city, I
have been through the Exposition
grounds, and it is truly a colossal affair
and I think somewhat in the nature of a
white elephant. There is nothing com
pleted as y-t in the preparations for the
Exposition, save the system for taking
care of the visitors' money, which seems
to be a very elaborate and well greased
I will tell you more about the Fair in
my next, when I have bad time to ex
amine things somewhat. But it will
take till July to get tbe buildings and
grounds finished and in proper shape.
Many will come here early and, because
of the present conditions, go home dis
gusted, and after that the weather will
be so hot there will be but little enjoy
ment. Those who came in September
will have much the best of it. As to the
robbery of high prices, about which we '
have read in the newspapers, I find that
it only affects the tenderfoot aud the man
who has so much money that he don't
care what he pays. Home people don't
know how to take care of themselves un-
z der such conditions as are met with here
at this time, and these the vultnres get.
This is bow we happen to hear of rooms
costing from seven to ten dollms per day.
The easy marks should go west for a
wiille before coming to St. Louis,
Worth Million of Dollar
nually to Uncle Sam.
The ornithologists of the IsMmWmi am at
of Agriculture have been making an in-
i u ftTiT "-"' .omio value ol toe
Bob W bite, as a tetAK ol whlch it now.
announced that te bird is "probably
Unas " A bundnt,Peci" 00 h
1 Fiel, nbMf yatlons,. experiments ' and!
el-mlbtttlons show that it consume
arge quantities of weed seeds and dee
troys many of the worst . insect pestf
With which farmers contend, ftnd n ioti
not inure grain, fruits or other crops. 'It
is figured that from September 1 to April
30, annually, in Virginia alone, the
total consumption of weed seed by Bob
Whites smoonts to 673 tons. 8om of
the pests which It habitually destroys,
the report says, are tbe Mexican cotton
wesvil, which damages the cotton crop
upward of ,15,000,000 a ytiu. .
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
lets Bettei Thai a Doctor's
Mr. J. W. Turner, of Truhart.
says that Chamberlain's Htmn.xh
Liver Tablets have done him more good
man anyining ne cou d ant frnm n...
doctor. If any phvsiciun in thi
try was able to compound a medicine
that would produce such vratift-in
suits in cases of stomach troubles, bil
iousness or constipation, his whole time
would be used in preparing this one
medicine. For sale by Geo. A. Harding