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OREGON CITY, ORE., THURSDAY, NOV, 13, 1913.
. La Ji,
FULL DETAILS OF COUNCIL COM
MITTEE'S WORK TO DATE
BULL RUN COST MUCH LESS
Than Former Unofficial Published Re
ports Mr. Tooze Makes the Report
Concurrent with an epidemic of ty
phoid 'during the fall and winter
months of last year, and during the
present year whenever this disease has
appeared there has been vigorous con
demnation of the water supply of the
Willamette River and residence wells.
The river water is filtered before en
tering the distributing mains. In this
case it is claimed that the contamina
tion of the raw water is not removed
and disease results therefrom. In wells
it is also claimed is great danger from
typhoid germs. These contentions once
proven would unqualifiedly condemn
both sources of the city's present
Out of the discussions concerning
' this question there has been indulged
much bitter denunciation of all who
have assumed responsibility in rela
tion to the present supply or have en
deavored to obtain another in which
citizens would place greater confi
dence. The city health officer and council
health committee were the first to act
, upon-the matter of pure water soon
after the appearance of typhoid last
year. Samples of the filtered product
were taken Irom hydrants in various
parts of the city and from the city
well itself and sent for analysis to the
State, the U. of 0. and O. A. U. lab
oratories. Those submitted by the
health officer were reported pure;
three of the samples of the committee
contaminated with c. b. Samples sub
mitted to the state bacteriologists by
the pure water committee during the
past summer, taken from hydrants
have been reported pure.
Other causes than contamination of
the city's water supply have been
blamed for the production and spread
of typhoid in the city, among them
the gross negligence of physicians in
failing to report promptly and thus
circumscribe the spread of disease;
unsanitary conditions prevading por
tions of the city, and milk from some
dairies. There were current reports to
the effect that the water plant itself
was in a deplorable condition in the
" early part of last winter, the reservoir
filthy, etc., etc, none of which charges
however were proven to exist and the
water of the reservoir tested pure,
the engineer Dieck in report of his
investigation, declared surrounding
Out of the general agitation there
grew a demand for a new source of
water supply, several of which were
Sources of Investigation
Early in the present year Messrs.
Tooze, Horton and Metzner were ap
pointed by the council, to investigate
sources of pure water. Many inter
views were held with various engin
eers, involving trips to Portland and
much correspondence with authorities
in other parts of the state to obtain
information in regard to engineering
services and available sources of sup
ply. The outcome of these efforts was
the decision of the committee to pur
sue investigations along the follow
1. The Clear Lake proposition; 2
Hypoclorite; 8 Canby gravels sup
ply; 4 The developement of springs;
5 -The sinking of wells; 6 The se
curing to Oregon City of Bull Run
water rights and supply.
1 The Clear Lake proposition was
considered first. Engineer Louis C.
Kelsey, who had been selected as con
sulting engineer by the State Board of
Health to make report on the feas
ibility of supply from this source be
ing furnished to towns and cities of
the Willamette Valley including Eu
gene, Salem and others, was consulted
and made a verbal report of his ef
forts to the council of this city. Fur
ther consideration of bringing this
water to Oregon City was abandoned
by the committee for the time as it
was found that the developement of
this resource was practicable only
thru large appropriation of state
funds for the vast project and it
would take from three to five years to
furnish the same to Oregon City if
the legislature should favor it.
2. The use of hypochlorite to re
duce possibilities of contamination was
considered and later the council re
quested the Board of Water Commis
sioners to install the same at the
plant as a precautionary measure.
This was done.
3. M. J. Lee, representing himself
and interested capitalists, has offered
to furnish water supply to this city
under conditions set forth in a fran
chise prepared and now waiting for
this council's consideration. The pro
visions of this franchise submitted in
the summer after several conferences
between the committee and Mr. Lee
were given full consideration by the
committee, attorney B. N. Hicks rep
resenting its backers, W. M. Stone
representing the city and the commit
tee at several meetings and finally
completed, June 26, 1913, for further
consideration by the Council when the
further investigations of other sourc
es should be completed and presented.
The committee examined the terri
tory upon which this supply is located
with Engineer Dieck, who took read
ings, topographical and scientific and
discussed this source at length under
Section D, "The Canby Gravels." in
his report of March 19, 1913 on sourc
es of supply other than the Willamette
river. He therein expresses the belief
that in wells driven thru the hard clay
below the upper gravel and well in
to the lower gravel at a sufficient dis
tance back from the Molalla River to
preclude any contamination from this
direction, a supply of water may be
found which would be permanently
free from human contamination, The
quantity would, of course, have to be
determined by experiment, as by cnti-
cal chemical and bacteriological anal
ysis covering a sufficient period. This
procedure will of course be necessary
before accepting any source as safe.
The main features of the franchise
(1) - The use and right of way in.
thru, along and over the streets and
alleys of Oregon Oity necessary to
carry out the term of this franchise.
(2) Water shall be taken from
"Canby Gravels." shall be free from
contamination. It shall be pure and
tree from all disease germs whatever
and from minerals in sufficient quan
tities to render it unpalatable or In,
jurious to health. The grantee shall
have analyzed for this city, by the
state bacteriologist, said water at
least twice each month and said bac
teriologist shall file duplicate of this
report direct with the Recorder of
(3) A rental of one half gross re
ceipts amounting to approximately
$700 per month would be charged.
This would increase cost to average
consumer for residence use approxi
mately 64 cents per month, less of
course his part of the reduction in cost
of filtering estimated at $35.00 per
(4) The amount to be furnished is
minimum of 1,000,000 gallons and
maximum of 2,000,000 gallons per day.
(5) The term of the franchise is
twenty years, Oregon City reserving
the right to purchase at that end of
any five year period including land
surrounding plant, right of wav. leas
es, etc. The valuation shall be deter
mined by three disinterested arbiters
and in case they shall not agree it
snail De reterred to the State Kail
way Commission for final valuation.
The water pumped at Canby would
now thru lb inch wooden pipes, by
force of gravity and be delivered into
the wells at the present plant. The
same mains and power as now would
be employed for distribution.. There
would be a saving in not filtering as
snown m section a.
The grantees of this franchise of
fer sufficient bonds to insure prompt
aim Huuiijieiii, cuimirucuon 01 line and
delivery of water, according to terms
of the franchise attached hereto.
Employment of Engineer
The employment of a hyraulic en
gineer preceded the investigation of
the Canby Gravels and several other
sources. In this selection the commit
tee was very careful and held confer
ence with and investigated the rec
ords of several very reputable men of
training and experience, among them
J. H. Cunningham, J. W. Morris, ex
city engineer of Portland, Louis C.
Kelsey, Robert G. Dieck and others.
Engineer Dieck was formerly in the
government service as sanitary and
hydraulic expert in the Philippines,
now Commissioner of Public work in
Portland, was chosen at,, the current
price paid all reputable engineers.
Mr. Dieck began his duties system
atically and true to scientific princi
ples, first examined the city filter
plant and distributing system as a
base for his calculations relative to the
needs of the city in the matter of
quantity of supply, etc. His investi
gations of this plant recorded in his
report with his recommendations were
both timely and would be very valu
able if acted upon.
For several days both Mrj)ieck and
the committee traversed the territory
adjacent to Oregon City, making in
vestigations of every source that gave
any reasonable promise whatsoever.
4. The available sources investi
gated are described in the Engineer's
report to the Council March 19th.
Among these sources were: (a) The
Willamette Springs; (b) Wells in the
Hills west of the Suspension Bridge;
(c) The Canby Gravels described
above;- (d) Wells and springs at Mt.
Pleasant District, including the Law
ton well and the Hartke spring; and
(e) later the Hollowell spring and the
(a) The Apperson Springs; (b)
the Surface Waters between Canby
and Oregon City, including five
springs, among them the so called
"Lee" springs, the "Hobo" and others
unnamed. These arc of doubtful qual
ity and quantity and open to serious
(a) Test borings at the P. E. &
E. R. R. bridge crossing- at New Era
encountered what was alleged to be
artesian water, but the amount of
sulphur contained renders it non pal
atable, (b) The Gard Springs, once
before investigated, showed a smaller
flow than would be practicable for
further consideration at this time.
Said report recommended the fur
ther investigation of the Mt. Pleasant
prospects by the sinking of a cased
well to a depth not to exceed 250 ft.
and a test pumpage, and analysis if
results should justify them. He fur
ther recommended a similar test of a
deep well at Canby and should there be
found sufficient flow, carefuL chemi
cal and bacteriological examinations
covering a period of time should be
made before deciding definitely in re
gard to source. For his service of 13 H
days and for drafting materials, re
port, etc., he received $339.57. The
Council directed the committee to
make investigations; Feb. 19, 1913,
and made an appropriation of $500.00
5. The council committee then ad
vertised thru the Portland papers for
a contractor to drill a test well. The
matter was also advertised in the city
press. From four bids received for
this work and opened at a meeting of
the committee and Messrs. Stone,
Noble and Dieck, upon the advice of
the engineers present, the contract
was awarded to G. E. Scott, his bid be
ing lowest. Mr. Scott entered into
written agreement to perform the
work according to regular plans and
specifications prepared by thee ity en
gineer. Both contract and specifica
tions are attached hereto, and may be
referred to for terms, prices, etc. .
The committee went over the Mt
Pleasant district and inspected the
Lawton well, and other , prospects,
(Continued on Page 5).
T FREE CITY
COLD, PLAIN FIGURES SHOW
WASTE OF THE SYSTEM
TIME TO CHANGE THE THINGS
Time for Taxpayer to Come Alive and
We wish it distinctly understood
that in these articles it is not the in
tent of the writer to cast a reflection
on any individual, either the Mayor,
the members of the city council or the
contractor.- The unnecessary expense
which adds to the taxpayers' burden
and causes the City to pay from 30
to 40 per cent more than the actual
cost of improvement is caused by the
system in vogue, and not the dishon
esty of the officials.
.A number of me each with his
mind engrossed in ms own business
affairs, meeting for an hour each week
cannot possibly go into the details
of a proposition of any magnitude and
detect the weak spots and stop the
leaks. , .
Tlinv nowl a imnoteYif. man wni nun
devote his entire time to the work,
go fully into all details, and, when a
n 1 !i n nf npfrinn !a Hotov-minal imrtn
be right on the job to push the work
1 1 1 a r ' i j i 1 l
ana see tnat ma xiiy gets one nunareu
eent.n wnrt.h fnr everv rlnllnr evnenHal
instead of sixty cents as at present.
The Fourth street improvement is
a fair example of what, under proper
business methods, could be saved to
the property owners who pay the
The fmerifipnfinnn fnv thio wni-V
calls for 1450 cu. yards of dirt exca
vation and 900 cu. yds. of embank
ment. The bid for excavation was 35c
ner. ru. vH. nr KD anrl fnr am.
bankment 20c per. cu. yd. or $180.00.
in computing the cost or the move
ment of dirt the distance to be moved
and the disnnsitinn of the Riirnlim py.
cavation must be taken into account.
In this particular case practically
all nf the pypAvnfinn wo o naoA within
200 feet, the excess of 550 yards be
ing usea to mi up a low lot, and we
presume was paid for by the owner
of the lot.
This gives the contractor practically
55c per. cu. yd. for all of the dirt
for the same dirt in the embankment
handled, 35c for excavating and 20c
and in filling the lot, -
A good team with a Fresno will
move 30 vds nf dirt a dnv a )icanu.
of 200 feet but in order to give plenty
of margin for delays we will deduct
20 per cent, leaving 24 vds. ner. rfnv
By using three teams with Fresno's
a total of 72 cu. yards a day is moved
for which the City pays 55c per yard
or $39.60. .
The actual cost would be figured as
3 teams at $5.00 each $15.00
l team plowing 5.00
1 extra man with plow ....... 2.50
1 extra man loading f'resno's . . 2.50
xotai cost 01 moving 72 yds. 25.00
This would brine1 the actual cost nf
excavatintr to SR03.2R wWoaa thi
taxpayers pay $687.50.
ine next item is 1500 cu. yds. of
Macadam (crushed rock.)
The bid for' this nart nt tho mni-t
including rolling, is $2.00 per cu. yd!
Rock can he rrilRhed nnrl AnWxruynA
on Fourth street for 82c per. cu. yd,
aiiow aiiow iuc lor leveling it in place
and 10c for rolling and you have a
total cost of $1.02 ner. cu. vH. nr n
total cost of $1,530.00 as against
$3,000.00, which the (tax) property
owners must DUt un for thin Tinrt nf
lhe next item we notice is the side
Thp hid on this: ia Rfl nor linaol
ft. 6 ft. wide or 13 and a third cents
per square foot. -Thin
ftiHpwiillf in cnnnnoorl tn ha A
inches in thickness and calls for 2751
Cnmnntinc tho hnHw nf tho twollr ot
3 inches in denth we hava a titnl
of 180 yards of crushed rock and
The soecifications rermire mi v.
ture of one part cement to seven
parts crushed rock and sand (screen
ings were used in place of sand,) or
a total of 172 barrels of cement.
The cost of material on the ground
would be as follows:
180 eg. yds. crushed rock and
screening at 82c $174.60
172 barels cement at $2.25 per
barrel 9Q7 nn
8 1-2 yds sand for top dressing,
at $2.25 19.13
28 bbls. cement for top dressing
at $2.25 63.00
Total cost of material for side
walk , 616.73
Cost of material for curb; 90
vds macadam at 82s . 79 Bn
86 bbls. cement at $2.25. per
8 1-2 bbls cement for top dress
ing at $2.25. 19.12
Cost of material for curb.... 292.05
Cost of lumber for forms .... 50.00
Cost of labor making forms . . 50.00
Cost of labor, laying sidewalk
10 men, 8 days at $3.00 per day,
1 finisher 8 days at $5.00 per
Gasoline, oil and wear on ma
Total cost of material and labor
for sidewalk and curb .. ..$1338.78
The contract on this, calls for:
We pay $3301.20
We have for comnarisnn tho
ing table showing the difference be
tween present methods and what
could be obtained under efficient management
Cost of excavating and grad
ing $ 687.50
Cost of macadam m place .. duuu.uu
Cost of sidewalk and curb . . 3301.20
Under Efficient Management.
Cost of excavating and grad
ing . $ 503.25
Cost or macadam in piace . . . loau.uu
Cost of sidewalk and curb . . . 1338.78
Total $ 3572.03
Add for supervision 400.00
Ad for unavoidable delays. . . . 250.00
Total ... $ 4222.03
Balance in favor of a busi
ness manager $ 2766.67
on six and a half blocks, and this
does not take into account the amount
to be saved in the rock work.
This is the price we are paying for
It comes high but there is a better
The city Has miles or street yet to
The work will grow as the city
The city will grow as the improve
ments are made, if made without
placing an unnecessary burden on the
Cut out the politics and get down
to a business basis.
J. O. Staats,
Willamette Charter Election Monday
Next Monday is Willamette's char
ter election, and it promises to be a
warm one. The charter has been in
circulating for several days and two
factions are scrapping over it.
Had Rather Sweep a Few
Two drunks were arrested the other
day and Mayor Jones told them to
come down with $10 each or get onto
the streets with brooms. They swept
' Some Day
We're going to see the world's
greatest ships on . the Willa
mette. Portland Journal.
We are going to see a free locks
canal around the falls at about the
There'll be no Protests
We understand the county court
has decided to cut out the services of
About all there is to these "viewers"
as we understand the job, is to draw
$d a day and ten cents a mile for
traveling. The surveyor can do the
work, "view" the proposed road and
make just as reliable a recommend.
And the chances are there won t
be any protests filed by the farmers
of Clackamas county.
Has Faith in Molalla
J. H. Vernon has sold the buildint?
lately occupied by- himself for a drug
store. He got thousand dollars for
building and lot J. J. Tobin of Ore
gon City was the purchaser. Mr. Tobin
owns the corner and this gives him
room to build two buildings. We un
derstand that it is his intention to put
up a two story concrete block, covering
his property, in the near future. Mo
lalla Pioneer. -
No Locality Like It
, From Maine to Florida and from
New York to the Mississippi-, the coun
try this week has been under a great
Here in the Willamette valley sweet
peas aie in bloom; roses are in bud
and full bloom; strawberries are ripen
ing; all garden flowers are at their
prettiest; the lawn mowers make mu
sic; farmers are digging potatoes and
1 tie Courier editor has been in every
state of the family group, except the
New England states, and he never
found the real desirable, average up
locality until he came to the Willa
mette Valley the U. S. garden spot.
HUSTLE ,OR QUIT KICKING
Only a Very Short Time in Which to
Nominate City Councilmen
There are but a few days left to
put men in nomination for the city
A business man or this city said a
short time ago r
Any man who presents a petition.
we sign it, and then for eleven months
Another old saying is that the
the people get just the kind of gov
ernment and governors they make.
We have bright men on the council.
It isn't that they are boneheads. The
trouble is that they fight too much,
not always fights for right and might
for the city, but from one to four
round goes among themselves.
Honestly, some of the late sessions
of the city council would disgrace the
Donneybrook fair fights, and if this
paper would publish literally all that
was said between members the postal
authorities would instruct Randall to
bar it from the mails and there would
probably be another special session of
the grand jury.
ihese bear fights and three round
goes should be cut out. The council
is staging them without any license.
This city needs some men on the
council who can and will forget every
thing but practical business, who will
be at every session and who will put
the good of the city above any person
If. after the session, thev want ia
go down in the alley and settle per
sonal matters and call each other
theives and liars, let them walk into
it, but we should be able to find nine
men who won't do it in the council.
Just three or four days and the on-
portunity has gone by.
If we can get a majority of good
sound business heads on that board
we will gt a business administration
for the next year.
If we nominate every little petty
office seeker who has a petition out,
we win tnen tiAvm tu elect them
for want of other material.
And if we do. we will hava flchta
We have had these most of the time
for two years oast. If vou haven't
had enough, go to sleep for the next
mree or tour days.
Political indictments don't seem tn
pan out very rich in Clackamas county,
JURY SAID HE WAS NOT GUILTY
OF LIBEL CHARGE
SMITH WAS ALSO ACQUITTED
No Evidence Against Him, and Trial
Was a Big Farce
M. J. Brown, editor of the Courier,
was acquitted on the indictment 01
criminal libel in the Circuit Court on
J. W. Smith, county commissioner,
was also acquitted Monday, on the in
dictment of violating the liquor laws.
There was absolutely no evidence
against him, and Judge Campbell di
rected his dischargef rom the case.
Both these indictments were politi
cal, and grew out of recent the recall
Just before the recall election a
special session of the grand jury was
convened and Commissioner Smith
indicted for selling liquor on Sunday,
and M. J. Brown for violation of the
corrupt practice act.
The evidence failed to connect Mr.
Smith in any possible manner with the
indictment and he was discharged.
His trial was simply a farce.
The indictment of the Courier edi
tor was because of an error in the
make ud of the Court expenditures.
Nine names of men, including Judge
Beatie,' Commissioners Mattoon and
Blair, were put under a wrong heading
The publication was never denied by
any one, and 34 days later the Courier
mtfde comment on the matter of the
Court rebating its taxes, believing
they had done so. The indictment fol
The witnesses for the state were
Robert Beatie, Commissioner Mat
toon. The defendant's were Frank
Moore, a former newspaper man of
si. raui, xiarry cartilage, xoreman
of the Enterprise, Sheriff Mass, M.
The iurv in thee ase was M. M.
Crissell, John Burgoyne, Fred Mathies
Gilbert Jonsrud, H. M. Robbins, Fred
Lins, N. A. Rodlin, E. F. Veteto, H.
T. Melvin, W. A. Proctor, E. L. John
son and Gus Englebrecht.
UP TO DR. SCHULTZE
Will he Come out and Face the Music
or Continue to Dodge? . .
. Gladstone, Ore. Nov. 9 1913
Dr. W. C. Schultze.
My Dear Dr: ,
As vou have not replied to any of
my articles, and by your silence of
over a month you also reiuse to
bring the matter before a committee
of citizens, I want to make some ob
servations and then make you another
proposition which you certainly cannot
When the new County Court met
in September after the recall election
in Ausrust. . you resigned as health
officer of Clackamas county and made
the statement "you did so resign be
cause you found out the State Board
had been deceived."
You knew that statement was false
when you made it. Dr. White has been
on the grounds where the epidemic
raged; had examined the children in
school and taken notes in each case.
He had been in every home where was
a case at that time, had made a pub
lic address, seen the school directors
and almost every witness who gave
He knew the evidence. Schultze has
never read the evidence. On Oct. 6th,
1913. about a month after making a
statement given above, Dr. Schultze
says in the Enterprise, "It was a min
ister (Spiess) who took the stump
in a political campaing, avowedly to
accomplish the removal of our formr
efficient health officer, ur. JNorris."
Will the reader be able to figure and
harmonize the two statements?
Early in September hes ays in ef
fect: "The State Board was decieved
and the deception caused the removal
of Dr. Norris." In October he attri
butes the removal of Dr. Norris to
revenere" and says I took the stump
in a political campaign to accomplish
the removal of Dr. Norris.
Now reader. Dr. Schultze was hold
ing the place down AT THE VERY
TIME THAT HE CLAIMS THAT I
TOOK THE STUMP TO OUST THE
OLD DOCTOR. All his other state
ments are just as false as the above.
Now to the proposition, as he stat
ed in one of his articles he wanted to
put the matter squarely before the
people. I will meet you, doctor, after
this letter, to arrange for a public
meeting, where you can get the doc
uments, upon which you based the
statement that my efforts to oust the
Dr. were because the old doctor had
placed an account against me, etc.
Or have the old Dr. himself present.
I also have some papers which are
signed, which I will present. They
clearly show by the dates that your
statements were false.
Now don't disappoint me Doctor,
don't back down on your own propo
sition to place the matter squarely
before the people. Let us hold a meet
ing in Oregon City in the near future.
I believe the people will come out
and form an opinion 'from hearing
LADY WHO THOROUGHLY UN-
DERSTANDS THE DRY GOODS
BUSINESS, FIRST CLASS, EN
THUSIASTIC SALESMAN. STATE
HOW LONG YOU HAVE LIVED IN
OREGON CITY, EXPERIENCE AND
REFERENCE. GOOD SALARY TO
RIGHT PARTY. ADDRESS 500
FOR SALE at bareain. a ChiDDerl
Laid Over for Week
Several interesting communications
have simply been crowded over until
next week for want of room.
Should be Fired
Dr. van Brakle has done more to
put this city in sanitary condition than
all the previous health officers. Now
Sorry for Victoria
Since the tests of a chemist has
shown that our present filtered water
is full of tpyhoid bacilli, I feel more
sorry than ever for L. Victoria iiamp
On Sunday, Nov. 23, Sprague &
Faar will hold a shooting match back
of the Abernethy brick yard, where
there will be trap and rifle shooting
for turkeys, geese, ducks, chickens,
oeei and sheep.
After Twenty Years
The Oregon City Shoe Store, a pi
oneer business place of this city, has
joined the "down street" movement
Manager Lageson has leased the build-
ing at the corner of Seventh and Main
formerly occupied as a saloon by
Cole & Reckner, ana as soon as the
building is remodeled will move the
store to the new location.
This is one of the best business
locations in the city.
They Are Speedy Boys
The R. F. D. carriers can go some,
because they have to, and are trained
to it, but Edgar Waldron of Route 1
gave a speed demonstration that is
not required by the government ex
aminations. Coming down the South End road
Wednesday his horse became frighten
ed and ran. A line broke and Waldron
lumped the rig. Not to abandon it
however. Ahead he saw a turn in
the road, cut across, beat the horse
there, caught him by the bits and
This will hold the record until
spring at least.
WANTED, MORE HOUSES
Big Demand, Small Supply. We Must
Have More Houses to Grow
There is hardly a day that' some
person does not call at the Courier
office, look through the class ads. and
then ask if there are any houses or
furnished apartments to rent.
Demand is a pretty good thermom
eter of a town, but supply is equally
a good indicator.
It's rather flattering to state there
is not a known desirable rentable
house in the city, but a city must
have houses to rent or it can t
Houses bring good rent in this city,
and there probably is not a location
in this big country where building can
be done more cheaply than here.
Oregon City is certainly going to
be some city. A house is an invest
ment and property will rise as the
Buy a lot and build.
TO SETTLE CHAMPIONSHIP
Oregon vs. Washington in
Thef ootball supremacy of the
Northwest will be settled once and
for all next Saturday afternoon at
Multnomah field, Portland, when the
Universities of Washington and Ore
gon will mix for their annual strug
gle. So far this season neither team
las met defeat, and the backers of
both elevens are confident of victory,
although from comparative scores,
Washington has the edge.'
1 he game will be the hardest fought
battle ever waged in the Northwest.
It is estimated that 10,000 people will
see the clash between the two elevens.
Reservations have already been made
for over 1,000 student rooters from
ctti ir... i 1 ..,;iy
kjvobwo, aim tiiio uuciib biuuui will
have a large delegation on hand, to say
nothing of the gigantic Portland crowd
interested In the two colleges.
Many Oregon City people will wit
ness the game. ' A local boy, Wallace
Caufield, is one of the star players on
the state university eleven.
DANGEROUS. BOIL IT
Chemical Tests Show City Water has
Once more comes dire'et evidence
that filters don't filter death out of
diseased water, and that this city
MUST do something.
W. M. Hedden, chemist for the Will
amette Pulp and Paper Co., has made
several tests of the water, finds pos
itive colon bacilli in the water from
thee ity faucets water we are daily
In tests made last week, and in two
samples from city water he found one
colon bacilli per cubic centimeter. In
water taken from the Willamette
river the same day, that hadn't passed
bacilli per cubic centimeter,
Two other tests made which showed
four colon bacilli per centimeter in
filtered water, and 200 in the river
These tests show the water is dan
The school children should not be
permitted to drink this water and in
stant action should be taken to pre
vent it. Every home should boil it,
not only for drinking purposes, but
for every purpose.
FOR SALE Choice white Leghorn
cockerels; also white rock cockerels.
F. G. Buchanan, Oregon City, Ore.
Main 2264. 1. t
(over 18 years of age)
To operate SEWING Machines
in garment factory
Oregon City Woolen Mills
7 KNOCK IT,
A RAILROAD WANTS TO COME
IN, WELCOME IT
REMEMBER PAST MISTAKES
And Remember that Railroads Make
Big Cities Out of Small Ones
There is before the City Council an
application for a franchise to Stephen
Carver for the Portland & Oregon
City railroad along Water street.
And there is opposition to it before
Regardless of details, the Courier
believes Oregon City should welcome
any railroad, so long as the city ia
Railroads make cities. There never
was a city of any size without one.
The more railroads the bigger city.
A few years ago the Oregon Electric
wanted to come here. Oregon City
threw cold water on it. It did not come.
If it had, we would have double the
The new railroad wants to come in
er water street Water street is
where the P. R. L. & P. Co's. road
should have come in. It is the only
route for a road in this city.
This new road should be given a
hearty welcome not a frost.
The people of this city want it to
build in there is absolutely no ques
tion about it.
A vote of the people would be for it
by a big avalanche
More roads, more competition, more
Let us get together on details and
get another railroad.
Oregon cities are offering bonuses
for railroads. This one will cost noth
ing but a franchise on unused lands.
We should not lose it. ;
IS HE QUALIFIED?
Dr. van Brakle Answers Doctors'
Charges and Shows his Record
In his answer to the physicians'
charges that he is not qualified to hold
the omce of county health officer, be
cause he is an osteopath, Dr. J. A.
van Brakle cites the following records
of Btudies he took at Kirksville, Mo.,
during his. three years' course.
It would be interesting to have the
president of the county medical so
ciety put his record alongside of these:
Amonsr the courses that he studied
at college where pathology and
bacteriology together with a com
plete course in general surgery. The
others are, descriptive anatomy ,c hem
istry, histology, physiology, principles
of osteopathy, regional anatomy,
neurology and psychiatry, pathology,
pathology and bacteriology laborator
ies, practice of osteopathy, hygiene,
anatomy, public health and dieteics,
toxicology, general surgery, eye, ear,
nose and throat, obstetrics, clinical
practice, Bkin disease, pediatrics, os
teopathic clinics, operative surgery,
gynecology and laboratory, physical
diagnosis, ambulance and emergency
work, and obstetrics and laboratory
EXPLAINS HIS ACTION ON THE
LETTER FROM SENATOR LANE
Also Throws Light and Information on
V.Aitrtr fViiirier! For some time nast
E. E. Brodie. the owner ( ?) and editor
of the Oregon City Enterprise has
seen fit to criticize me because I asked
for information at Washington in re
gard to the water resources and ele
vation of the territory comprising the
South Fork water shed of the Clacka
mas river. No only has the gentle
man used the columns of his own
sheet, but as correspondent of the
Portland Oregonian, has shown his
ill-will toward me also. In the last
issue of the Enterprise he says that I
wanted "dope." Now what this word
means is hard for me only a farmer
or Logan to explain. But neverthe
less, Mr. Brodie, you are wen aware
that the farmers of Logan and in fact
of the whole of Clackamas county,
know your lying tactics and misrep
resentations too well from past ex
perience. Even the citizens and tax
payers of Oregon City are on to the
fact that you, a resident of Portland,
hold down the job as school clerk in
Oregon City unlawfully, which some
people call grafting of the worst kind.
Your attention was called to this
during the past summer and a worhy,
( 7 ) member of the school board made
the remark that Mr. Brown, editor of
the Courier ough to be drummed out
of Oregon City for allowing this fact
to De puDiisnea in me courier, verity
you seem to think that I am of your
own ilk. See what false and lying
statements you made about our pres
ent county judge and commissioner.
Your only aim seems to be to safe
guard the interests of the corpora
tion your sponsors, and especially
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