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Oregon City Enterprise.
Published Every FViday.
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aa lavoud claw matter.
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Get vour neighbors and Crteuds whivne
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trial priod U it is not ocMreo longer.
The Americans, as a people, are peculiarly
constituted for self-government, but this
characteristic has been more uolicealue in
the far West than in any other part of the
republic The most conspicuous instances
of the demonstrated ability of the people
to govern themselves rt'irtinlless of the cor
rupt agenbs who were under the protection
of nominal law in positions of authority
have occurred in San Francisco, anil the
story is well told in the November Century
liy William T. Coleman, who was the leader
of the various San Francisco vigilance com
mittees. Harper's maguziue for Julv bad
an article on the western vigilance commit
tees in which both California and Montana
were treated , but it was very weak in style
and incorrect in many of its facts.
The "Committee of Vigilance of San Fran
cisco" of 1851 was organized to protect the
!eople from the violence practiced by Ute
larjre number of Australian convict immi
grants who had become detiant of the laws
. which the officials were too corrupt to en
force. It wasaihild of necessity aiuUhe peo
ple met tiie exigency promptly and fully.
i?everal murderers were handed and a larjre
number of malefactors deported and in
about thirty days the committee adjourned,
its work finished.
Five years later the great vigilance com
mittee of 18.VJ was organized to suppress the
.Reiieral lawlessness in the city. The par
ticular event that called for the organiza
tion of the committee at this time. was the
assassination of Editor James King of the
Bulletin because of the active part he had
taken in exposing crime and criminals.
The old engine bell was rung and the com
mittee organized at once. In a few days it
had 570) reputable men enrolled, ejuipjied
ami officered. As the bells of the city stopped
tolling at Editor King's funeral his slayer
was swung into eternity. Several other ex
ecutions followed. Then the ballot frauds
were taken up and the old policy of banish
ment was revived to treat these political
offenders, and very etfectiveit proved. The
most trying work for the committee arose
after its other service was about done when
the notorious Judge Terry, then on the su
preiue bench of California, denounced the
committee, and, in a quarrel over arms, se
verely wounded one of its officers in the
neck with a bowie knife. Only the eialted
judicial office he held prevented the dealing
of summary justice to Terry. He was com
pelled to resign, however.
Again in 1876 a committee of safety was
organized in the Bay City occasioned by la
bor strikes over the whole country, which
produced special inflammation in Ban
Francisco because of the antipathy to the
Chinese who were there present in large
numbers. Affairs were very critical for a
week but the admirable organization of the
safety committee and the prompt quelling
of the first outbreak served to avert further
trouble. It was evident that the lessons of
the former committees had not been lost on
the law breakers. The recent unblushing
political corruption in municipal affairs
made many people wish for another vigi
lance committee, but the regular officers
of the law took up the matter and they
seem to be treating it with vigor as the self
banished Buckley can testify.
Montana's vigilantes were of a different
sort. They did not proceed parallel with
the law in their work as did the San Fran
ciscans. They were a law unto themselves
and they dealt out justice without regard to
any legal forms. If a man deserved killing
they simply killed him and were not at all
particular whether it was by shooting him
down in an encounter or after a sentence or
hanging him. It was a rougher mode than
the Californian, but the conditions in which
it operated made it necessary. What would
have produced anarchy among other peo
ples, in Western America brought out the
self reliance that is a trait of American citi
lenship, and the people wrought their own
Knowledge and HappinAss.
At the Portland exposition this fall were
several historic Indians representing the
principal tribes of the upper country. They
were made much of. At one of their fct-p
Cliii f I)t gave utterance to the following
If ff miH to me to look upon healthy men
stanrpig around me, and then to think of my
people, declining in health and strength and
d.u(j. 'liii is because those men are edu
cated, and their knowledge enables men topro-
tone lit, while atekneaa of my people meant
The folly of being wise If one waa Mm1
with happiness In ignorance waa set forth
in aielaucholy verse by the poet Oray a long
time ago. Still it is human to fly to evils we
know not ot; to long for Uia unalUined and
unattainable. While the expression of the
illustrious Indian is perfectly orthodox and
there mav be a modicum of truth in it there
may yet be doubt as to whether, all things
considered, knowledge brings 1U corres
ponding measure ot happiness to the aver
It is a matter of common observation
that persons of great learning am generally
unhappy even to despondency. Mim of
them are victims of melancholia. Ia this
day nearly etery one knows something of
the wonderful revelations of the analyst
and the microscopist and such knowledge is
a pretty effective destroyer of many of the
most common joys of life.
More people derive pleasure from eating
and drinking than from any other source.
But to thoroughly enjoy a meal it is truly
"folly to be wise." If a man knows any
thing about chemistry, if he has looked
through a magnifying glass, if he has read
reports ot boards of health and journals
devoted to diatetics and adulteration the
chances are that he will hav e a very poor
apietite for the most costly viands. Ue
falls to thinking of what he has read of
the composition of the various dishes set
before him. He knows, or thinks he knows,
that the substance on the butter plate was
extracted from beef suet and colored with
an extractof amiotio. He is quite curtain
there are sulphuric acid and living eels in
the vinegar. The coffee is chicory, the sit'
gar glucose and the milk largely chalk and
Willamette river water, the latter of which
he knows to contain all manner of organic
and inorganic living and dead substances
and often carrying germs of typhoid fever
and consumption. There are half a doseu
poisons in every kind of sauce, canned veg
etables are unwholesome and several death
producing varieties of fungus are attach
to most fresh fruits. And the dried fruit
from the Mediterranean countries is liable
to contain cholera germs. Champagne is
made ot rhubarb, fish glue and cochineal
and beer of glucose, licorice, glycerine, gela
tine, aloes, salicylic acid, bicarbonate of
soda and cocculus Indicus. Ice water'is of
course harmful. The atmosphere is tilled
with all sorts of poisonous gases and vaHirs
and disease genus, and he shudders every
time he takes a long breath.
And so it goes. Eating or drinking,
working or resting, sleeping or waking.
knowledge fills life with terrors that the un
scientific rustic never dreams of. The man
who knows so much about things derives
less pleasure from the costliest banquet than
loes his unlettered brother from his baked
beans, corn dodger and cider, or the Indian
from bis rare mule steak 'and Castile soap.
l'he red man will not attain longevity by
increasing bis scientific knowledge. Indeed
the white man has a shorter life than in the
davs belore he became burdened with wis
lonir At any rate the folly of being wise if
one wishes to be happy is shown in almost
every thing from which our simple ances
tors derived the greatest pleasure.
The owners of silver mines of course want
free coinage of silver. The farmers' alli
ance people w ant to turn their grain, tobacco
and cotton into money through the medium
of sub-treasuries. A lot of people who im
agine that they do not have so much money
as they ought to have cry for free silver
coinage, sub-treasuries or anything else that
ap(ars to them will augment the money
supply, for the simple reason that they think
the more money there is made or paid out
the more they will get.
Suppose a suit of clothes were worth
twenty bushels of wheat Instead of twenty
dollars. Suppose that hardware, ma
chinery, groceries and other articles were
quoted everywhere as being worth so much
wheat, instead of so many dollars. Wheat
would then become the standard of value.
If, after this standard should lie established,
suppose it should be decreed that corn should
be equal with wheat in all payments wherein
wheat only had been previously used. Corn
is produced more abundantly than wheat
and of course this decree must have the ef
fect of making the people richer because
there is so much more corn than wheat. 80
everybody would fall to paying their debts in
corn and locking up their wheat or sending
it to other countries where the people could
not be forced to take corn in exchange for
other articles of commerce. And shortly
we would be paying thirty bushels of corn
for the suit of clothes that formerly cost
twenty bushels of wheat, and next thing
our wheat supply would disappear. But
we must have wheat to trade with other
countries and the shrewd capitalist would
then part with one bushel of wheat for two
bushels of corn. True he locked up his
wheat when the law said it was on a level
with corn, and the law still says the same
thing; but he knows there are more inex
orable laws than those on the statute books
and he takes advantage of them. He pays
off in corn his debts contracted on a wheat
basis. Corn practically beeomes the stand
ard of value and wheat becomes a reminis
cence. The poor fellows who rejoiced
when com was decreed equal witli wheat find
themselves no richer than before and
obliged to pay tribute to the wheat hoarders
who speculate on their own debts and the
necessities oftlie jieople. And all this time
the law says the two commodities shall be
equal in every reect.
Is there any analogy between wheat and
corn, and gold and silver as money ?
The farmers deserve better leaders than
the alliance movement in Oregon gives
them. Galvani is a professional labor agi
tator. Some years ago he was in Oregon.
Two years ago he was located in Spokane
and he made more trouble for the laboring
I men there than all their other eemiecom
i bined. He undertook to engineer the mu
nicipal campaign there in the spring of 18M,
but got so badly left that he had to quit the
town, lie then went to the sound where
lie . ! hed mound for some time before get
ting back to Oregon to play savior for the
farmer. Itoi k na been prohibitionist, union
labor and furu,ers' alliance in rapid succes-
siou, but the memory of man runneth not
to tli day when he wrung an honest dollar
from the soil. There are others oftlie same
description. They are in the new move
ment from force of habit or by reason of
the chance for gain which it atlbrda them
MiMt ot the farmers in the alliance of course
are honestly and earnestly seeking a means
to lessen the burden of the working people.
Hut that burden would lie less If there were
fewer of the professional parasites to foist
themselves into the honorary positions ami
stand for the mouth pieces ot the people
they so foully misrepresent.
ii.m'. 11 .1
Thi big bankers of Chicago are after the
official scalp of Comptroller Lacey. Mr,
Ucey was appointed to his present post
tion from the presidency ot a hank In
townot about StVO people In Michigan. It
was doubted by nianj at the lime that his
experience had been adequate to prepare
hint for so responsible a position as that to
which he was appointed and recent devel
opments have greatly Impaired the popular
estimate of his value. The Keystone failure
followed by that of the Maverick and
number of other national banks baa had
the effect of lowering national bank aredlt
and it ia not surprising that conservative
and reliable hankers should object to the
injury that is being brought to their business
through the laxity of national bank inspec
tion that mutt be charge,! to Comptroller
lcey. Leniency and timidity in treating
with unsound national banks cannot be
otherwise than fatal to public, confidence in
those Institutions. The banks themselves
pay tor the supervision and if it be worth
less it is worse than useless. There see ml
to tie good grounds for demanding Mr. 1-
Koa a number of years there was a law
firm In Portland under the peculiar style
" B. F. Powell ,t daughter." The old man
was a queer character. Annually he would
mitke a jotirnev to Washington and after
months he invariably came back well
stocked with funds, but nobody seemed 10
know what his business was at the capital.
It appears that he was engaged In prose
cuting claims for losses in the Rogue river
ludain war of 185,1. In a recent letter to
the Eugene Journal he announces the al
lowance oftlie first claim in this nise:
By an agreement between the autatant attor-
ntjr general aud 11. f Dowell for the mule killed
oh Cow creek. Douclaa county, Uregon, lu IV',
Powell hat been allowed I.Mu.
If those claims should all be paid the old
man would not last long. They are his sole
object in life.
War do people write "Cala." as an ab
breviation for CalifornlaT " Cal." and
"Col." as written by most people cannot be
distinguished, one (rum the other, so in or
der to keep Colorado and California mail
straight uianv people write " Colo" for the
former and "Call for the latter. But
there Is no sense in writing " Cala" for Cal
ifornia, for it can seldom be distinguished
from " Colo", and if It could be it Is im
proper. List year (lovernor Peiinoyer's thanks
giving proclamation was conioscd of less
than a hundred words. This year it consists
of one sentence of sixty-three words. Neit
fall he will probably say " I-et us givf
thanks," and the succeeding year it will lie
simply "Thanks." And after that it will
not be Pennoyer.
Tua fifth tin plate factory in the Cniteil
States has just been opened at Juliet, Illi
nois. The other four are at St. Uiuis, Phil
adelphia, Pittsburgh aud Piqua, Ohio.
The tun Is gone from the valleys,
Tne air breathes freali and chill;
On the barn rout, yellow with lichen,
A robin la singing still.
Like a tawny leaf li his bnsnm,
Like a dead leaf la hla wing:
He la glad of the coming winter
As the thrtiib Is glad of the spring.
The tonnd of a ahepherd't plplug
Comea from a distant fold,
Like the ripple of running water,
As tuneless and tweet and cold .
The two tonga mingle together,
Like aud unlike ate they.
For one aoundii tired and plaintive
And one rings proud and gay
They take no thought of their mualc,
Tbe bird and the shepherd lad,
Hut the bird voice thrilla with rapture,
And tbe human note It tad
Graham R. Thompson,
In Lougmau't Maguzlne.
Louisville Courier Journal : If these suits
were sure of being tried by an impartial
Judge and jury they ought to be prosecuted
to the end for public information. The
American people would like to have the
question Mindly determined, what is the
commercial value of what Matthew Stanley
Quay cal Is his character.
Chicago News: Secretary Jerry Husk has
published his third annual report as secre
tary of agriculture. Having been so busy
compiling crop statistics Uncle Jerry has
probably not been able to devote his usual
attention to the weather department of his
bureau. The exceeding fickleness and un
reliability of recent weather predictions are,
to say the least, discouraging.
New York Press: Before rendering a de
cision not to 0n the doors of certain de
partments of the Col 11 111 hi ah lair on Sun
days the managers might well make a care
ful investigation of tho Milwaukee experi
ment and of any other of the Hume kind
they can bear of. if it can be made suc
cessful among a population so largely for
eign in origin and ideas, certainly no fair
minded student of our people would ven
ture to claim that quite us favorable results
might not be expected from our native pop
ulation. To those who see copies of tho Etcmt
I'liisK occasionally only, a good opportunity
to get it oil triul regularly for a small sum is
offered at the head of this page. See it.
NEWS FROM BARLOW
MO DEVRLOmifM LOOKED Full
IN THE Nl'lU.IU.
Soheol Teiu'hf r Elected SUM Contract
XurMTj Ilusiiicss (Ml Neil-1111-roHtl
Tnr Now RmmsT it During tlia
iast week much haa trenspinnl In our
young city to cause thomi reehlonu of
Portland, Oregon City, and others ot
out ntinicioua rivals to regret that I hey
did not purchase land a few moutlia ago,
when we linim lied the Barlow farm upon
the sea ot investment. We now have
two stores, on hotel, one rvstaurent,
one livery stable, one notion store, one
blacksmith shop, one boot and alio
manufactory, una hank and real estate
office, one photograph gallery, one
surveyor, two warehouses, 0110 public
hall, two salooni, one butcher shop,
and last but not least, wo have one ot
the best schools In Clackamas county
with a daily attendance ot about Kty
five pupils. And we are not half done
with the many and varloua Improve
menta we have contemplated ami spoken
ot in our former letters. In the spring
there will prolwbly be one ot the
greatest building erases ever witnessed
In Oregou, ae already piles of lumber
are on the ground awaiting favorable
weather to build. Theie are several
large industries now under way which
will be known later on.
8 rat Talking IUu.koau It comes
from good authorithy that the Southern
Pacific Kailroad company are now look
ing out for the best points to build their
branch lines, and it is assorted that if
the people between the Molalla and
Pudding rivers will raise a subsidy of
$.'iHK) per mile that the Southern Pacific
will build a full Hedged stundurd gallon
line. This is an opportunity w hich will
not lie had again soon, and it the people
want a road and will make it known
through the columns ot the Kntkui'hisk,
your correspondent from this place will
enligliteu them more fully and will
doubtless be in a position to give a lioni-
tide proposition through some prominent
railroad capalist within a short time
School Mkhtinu On last Saturday
the directors called a school meeting and
transacted some business. A special tax
was voted to piiv (or Koala and the
teacher for a term of three months
Jlr. Oiliian, of Mrgtna, was called ujhui
(or a lew remarks as to his plan ot govern
ing school. After a brief Hpetih Mr.
llian waa chosen as teacher to
open school Monday Kovembor 23.
.m'ksiry iH'siNcss jay tircen lias
just returned home after a (ow weeks
investigation among the diuVrent
nurserymen. He has sent hist (or a
few tons ol peach pits and w ill at once
prepare the ground to plant.
Mk.naukkik CiuowiNii Mrs. Win,
Barlow just received from Japan a
monkey which will be added to her
already large collection of animals. She
takes sHicial prldo in tho collection of
wild beasts and It alfords her much
pleasure to be around and show thorn to
her friends. Among the collection are
a bald eagle, parrot and other birds, a
badger, raccoon, deer and monkey.
New I'ahtnkr, Mr. Kd Hopq lias
bought a half interest in Mr. Thus.
Grady's saloon and hereafter the llrm
name will he known as Grady & Hope,
Will I'lat tiikib Puopkhtv. Mr.
Carson ot the firm of Hal. 11 A Carson,
real estate dealers of Portland, was up
this week and will soon plat the property
they bought of Barlow A Co. last spring.
Mr. Carson was well pleased with the
improvements that had been mado and
expressed himself m having confidence
in the future of the place.
Watch kd with I.vthksst. Mr. Trill
linger has for the past few months had
parties with their machinery boring for
coal and oil and we learn that he has at
lust struck good indications ot oil. We
hope that the report ia true, as 1 good
oil or coal mine in this part of the county
would do more to devuloiie it than any
otlierttiing. Mr. Triilllngnr is a valuable
man to Clackamas county and we hope
that his efforts may prove successful,
Lumiikb to WonniJRS. The Mur
(juam Mill company, located a couple of
miles from here, has received a largo
contract from the city of Woodhitrn to
furnish sidewalk lumber and has already
several teams hauling in and loading
lumber on the cars for shipment.
Mr. McConnoll, of Portland, Is at The
Mrs. Ilalin, of Portland, is Die guest
of Miss Bauer,
Henry Will, Ehq., went to Portland
one day last week on a biiHimiHH trip,
Mr. F. Andrews, school clork of this
district is busily engaged, making
his asHeBHinont of property.
Mr. Cass U. ISarlow wont to Portland
on Monday to attend tho meeting of the
Detroit Land & Improvement Co.
Mr. J. C. Adums, of Grays Harbor,
but formerly a Clackamas county man,
spent a few days in town this week.
D. Myers and family huve arrivod
from Denver and will make this their
home. Mr. Myers is a first clans stone
mason and will work in Portland this
winter, but leaving his family hero.
DanilrufT forum when tlie glttiiilo of the
Hkin are weakened, ami if neglected,
liuldiiess ie sure to follow. Hull's Hair
Kenewer in the bent preventative.
O. E. A.
Best and Cheapest Grocer.
Fancy and Staple Groceries in Great Varioty.
Vegetables, Fruit and Feed.
GET - H
Iloth farm snd town prrijurty I
man with small tni-nnn will
a home for hinisolf.
can give you prioee not to ho bad of any other Real Estate firm. Have
choice Farm Lands in larRO and small trttctH, on easy iertnn. Also do
sirablo Town and Suburban property. Corn-Hpondonce solicited, tiiye
us a call.
OFFK'K, 0ITOSITK CORN Kit FROM COURT HOl'SK,
OREGON CITY. ORECON.
P. J. RIDINGS. Manager,
Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware,
. FARM MACHINERY, ( I.0THIM1, NOTIONS, AND
Everything Required for the Country Trade.
IWT Your traile ia u!i(;itcl, anil uur
fiivo us a trial.
r. T. WIIITK. W. a. WHITE
lractlcnl Architects .J Builders-
Will prtiptrp plan., elovat Itm.. working itr
lalla, ami apeclftrallinia lor all ktiula til Imilil
Ihkb eiM'Hal atlf'itilnti alvvu 10 mixtam ml-LKa-
Katlmatra fiirnlnWl u am!l('aitn
(Jail on or aiMreaa Will i K Moirt ,
urn. hi Clijr, UU
Drayage & Expressing
Freight ami parce J (lelivnred to all
arte ot the city.
GREAT REDUCTION IN
the olil eatatiHahcd and reliable
Cabinet l'liMtfriih, 9'J rr lox.
Dr. C. P. Sullivan,
Tie 0M7 DRUGGIST between Portland atfl
Carrlca a lull Hue of
DUUGH, MKDIWNKH, TOII.KT AHTHU.KM, NO
T10NH, ICTC, KTC,
PHKHCIIII'TIONI CAHKKUM.Y COMl'OIINDW)
ELY & HARRINGTON,
llKAl KUH IN
Store located at Mountain View, on
Molalla road, one milo south
east of Oregon City.
We deal in Flour, Corn Meal. Peed.
("irooerieH of all klndn, HootH and SIioiih,
(inula' Underwear ami othcir hIvIch of
Clotliii, and mimeroim oilier urtiuliiH
Hiiitablo for tho ucoiIh of the farmer and
hm family. Ily prompt and fuir ileuling
we hopo to reraiivo in future, nH in the
paHt, a liberal Hliure of putroniuto.
Kj&'ttm hiirliUHt iniukut urica nulil
I for iiutter, Eggo and Fowls.
Main, ORECON CITY.
IS TOO LATE.
bout, to advance In price, until Ui
fliul it next to imiHsililo to buj
Trio- are low now, and
DOUCHT AND SOLD.
price will tie fuiui.l an lew an the luwmt,
H. A. VORPAHL.
Uenrrtal llUi Uauillhlng ! rr
Wagon and HuKirr Work a Speclaltr.
HorM'iliix-Ino In a llntt daaa manner.
Canliy. ... Oriin.
W. S. MAPLE.
In rear of I'fipe'i hardware aturo..
m.A unri HMU
Oravery (iMKTlpllon on ihort notice,
DORSE-SHOEING A SPECIALTY'
GUNSMITH AND LOCKSMITH
Orogon City, Oregon.
Urpnlrniiu all It I ml of nmnll mai'lilim
promptly nun In. Ihipllnile kitya to
any lm k niitinifaiutirt'd. Hliop In
VVlneavt A Hi'riptuni'a liliii li
Practical Horsi sliocr;
Shop on Malu Ht, npp. Woolen Mill).
Sneclel Attention Given to Cofltractci or Bail reel
SHOEING NI'KKD 1I0II.HK.4 A HI'KCIAhTY.
Ton ynaraoxpoilcncolu vaatarn eltlni,
DA VIES' GALLERY.
The leading Photographer of
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