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Oregon City Enterprise.
Published Every Friday.
ri'Bl.IKIIKR AND rHOPRlKTOH.
BROAD M'AGOX TIRES.
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Butwrrlpllont In tilranr.
Advertising ram lvu on illrtlon.
Intend at the Pout Otrio In Oregon City, Or.,
u wi-ond rlM mailer.
FKIPAY, JAKl'AKY VS. I8;M.
AGENTS TOR THE ENTERPRISE.
0. W. Prower
Gary 4 W iMiniter
0 J. Trulllniter
E. 8 Bramhall
W. 8. NewN-rry
Hamilton A Washburn
.Vra. O. A. Sheppanl
T. V. Cnwa
J. Q. Unite.
C. T HowarJ
R. M. Cooper
E, M. Ilartman
- F. lileiy
L.J Peril ue
J. C. Klliott
Mrs. W. M. Mclntvre
Geo. J. Currin
Mrs. M. J. Hammer
DUTY OF REPUBLICANS.
Word comes from the eastern states that
muny of them which do not hold an elec
tion till next fal are already prering for
the contest, actuated by the hard limes
mhich have resulted from theattempt of the
democratic party to overturn those laws of
business and trade which have made the
country the most prosperous on the face of
the globe for the last quarter of a century.
All along the line men are out of work;
mills are standing idle, and as there is noth
ing for men to do there is bat little sale
for the goods whicb are piled up on the
merchants' counters and shelves, so that
there is a great and increasing loss all along
the line which the democratic party either
cannot or will not remedy. This has made
partisans of men who heretofore have
taken r.o particular part in the campaigns.
But with the business depression (almost the
greatest that this country has ever known)
omnipresent and increasing in volume.
there is a growing feeling all over the coun
In the g- neral discussion ol the road ques
tion there is one feature which Is generally
lost sight of although Its adoption would do
a great deal to solve the vexed question.
One of the worst troubles with the roads is
tl had ruts made by narrow tires, and w hile
the substitution of broad tired wheel would
not take the place of good solid roadbeds
they would help to keep the Mads pnekeo
instead of, as is the case with tires now in
use, serving to make them worse. A Cali
fornia, paper in discussing the road ques
tion there say: The wagon rolled over the
road should he a road maker not a road de
stroyer.. It ought to conserve hauling the
heavier not the lighter load. The broad
tire does this. In France are found the
best Mails In Kuroe, and over them roll
only the wheels of the broadest tires. It is
the law there thnt the load shall I distrib
uted over the largest possible surfuce con
sistent with the weight carried, the power
exerted, and the needs of the people to
wheel loads to market. The tire of the
French market wagon are all the way
from three to ten inches in width, The
greater are from four to six inches. Then,
too, the hind and forward w heels do not
track. Hitch pair of wheels tracks alone,
and thus the combined wmth of the four
tires serve the purKse of a road roller to
keep the roof of the Mad smooth, compact
and tree from cut-outs, or w hat are gener
ally known as chuck-holes.
In Ontario the department of agriculture
advises that for wagons without springs the
tire should never be less than two and a
half inches in width for a load of from
500 to 1,000 pounds on each wheel. For loads
or from 2,ftH) to 3.0m) pounds to the, wheel
each tire should have a diameter on the face
of not less than six inches. This recom
medation w ill be adopted here.
We need such regulations more than they
are needed in Canada. Hut no ordinance
of this kind should be iniHsed on the peo
ple at once. It must apply gradually, so
that owners of vehicles can
themselves to the new rule w ithout sutler
ing heavy cost. The adoption of the system
will at once make manifest its economy
when it begins to come into use, for it is a
money saving device for all who contribute
to the constructien and inaintenauceol good
I r, the vast bodies of desert land In thl
country can b reclaimed and converted
Into homes for those who are now without a
moI tree of their own, It will prove an Incal
culable boon not only to those who secure
homes In this way but to the country at
large, lUit If this Is ever to be there must
be some system of Irrigation w hich w ill re
claim the sand plain from their present
useless condition. The i'nited Slates gov
ernment, the several slates, or large coro
rations will have this to do if it is ever done,
for Individuals cannot. Corporal Ions should
not be permitted to acquire another foot of
the public domain ; in the hands of the gen
eral government It Is likely to prove too
costly. The alternative, and it is a good
one, is to permit these lauds to pass Into the
hands of the states under such wise provis
ions as will secure their Improvement and
retention, to be disposed of to actual settlers
upon terms favorable to the stale at large,
with the stipulation that no one person is to
secure mora than eighty acres.
rmcitjiiEKT CitvtLAND would never have
sent a representative, to Great Urilain ac
credited to the da facto government with
private instructions to consort with tho
positlon party for the overthrow of the gov
ernment to which he held credentials.
When hrjeommitted that oftteuse against
the Sandwich islands and found his schem
ing policy outwitted by the good sense and
wise acts of President Dole, he should not
mount the high horse of offended dignity
in treating the question. Not only congress
but the whole country can see that the
president was worsted in his negotiations,
and the American citlren is constitutionally
opposed to the bully. Small nations have
the same rights as the strong and It ill be-j
hooves ibis country in its dealings with a
weaker power to take an untenable potition.
I! is beside being umligmhed liable to re
turn in the form of a precedent after many
vears localise no end of trouble.
rns woman who wphks,
ami I tlml, will tlnd a
iieolnl help In lHietoe
I'leree Kaviuit l"nv
tiiu'iule In auv condl-
tlou of the f.tnmln sy
telll. It promotoa all ilia
natural functions, and
builds up, ti-eiiKthtuia,
regulates, and cure.
rur women approach'
Ing confinement, nurs
ing mother, and avert
wink, run-down, dell
cntii woiiiikii. it la an In'
peculiarly axlanUxl to their
Hut It' mora than that, too,
mmrnnlftti remedy for all t
disturbance, iwltifiil disorder, and chroma
wenkne of womanhood. In " female,
complaints" of every kind, periodical pain,
If tii only
bearing down rnant!ona. Internal Intlainina-
Hon, and kindred ailments. If It avsr fail
to beuellt or cure, you hav your money
Hometlilng eh that pay th dealer batter,
may t oifcred a " Just a good." I'arbap
U 1. for Aim, but it ouit be, for you.
ABSOLUTELY JURE DRUGS
Q A. HARDING.
COMPETENT PHARMACISTS EMHi.GYCD
rise Perrcmertes and Toilet Articles.
Alio full stock of
FTVIHSTTS- OILS. ETC.
very Pair Cuaramteeo.
address &an Francisco Cal
FREE TIl.iDE LOGIC.
The telegraphic report of the Wilson tarill
bill in congross contains the follow ing:
" The ways and means committee suffered
its first defeat today when, by a voteef 112
to 102, the committee of the whole rejected
Mr. Wilson's amendment fixing the date on
hii h free w ool should go into effect as An
gust 1, IW, and adopted the substitute ol
Mr. Johnson, the hio tree-trader and
single-laxer, making it go into effect imme
diately on the passvge of the bill. Many ol
Voi r genuine opulisl thinks of politics
accommodate 1 '"l: "' amny, ins religion, ami rome-
thing to eat at some subsequent time. lie
goesi!Hin the theory that his lamily. his
religion, and In meals can wait, but that he
must attend to politics in season and out ol
season. For this reason one of that peculiar
faith saw great polilicut guns in the air w hen
the management at the Congregational
j church saw lit to vary their usual program
I ami invite Messrs. Hrowndl and I've to
i speak on Sunday evening. Our populist
neighbors are the last ones that uuglil to
complain even if all that they imagined of
' that meeting were true, since they eat witn
their politics, drink with their politics, and
if they find time sleep with their politics.
N. A. INGRAM & CO.,
Sum'rWM to Story ltroH.,
General Blacksmith, ng
Wagon and Carriage Work
Done in first claim rihnjH.
IIOKSESIIOKIXG A SI'MALTY.
Shop on Main trot t, ncur tml of
HiisiH'iiMon lr itl
QOLD, DAMP ROOMS
Is the cause of many bad colds and
too frequently of severe attacks of
sicknoss. All this can bo provontod
and at the same time give comfort
and pleasure to the homo at an ox
ponso so small that even the poorest
need not suffer by calling on
POPE & CO.,
Who furry the lur'xt niul tVnt Hcli'i'toil hIikIc tf
STOVES in Clackamas County,
(iood Heat ins Stoves from !.()() Up,
C'tMik Stovctt at iroHirtiiiiati !y low jirici-H.
the republican voted w ith the radical dem
try that the administration of the anair of. ocmi, (0rthe substitute.
this government should be placed in the
hands of a party whicb knows the demands
of the business interests and is able and will
ing to legislate in a manner to protect all
concerned to the best possible advantage. It
is this intense feeling which bas given an
imietus to politics all over the country,
which bids fair to have the force of a tidal
wave ere the time rolls around when the
ballots are to speak.
Oregon holds an election prior to any of
the sister states, and the condition here is
such as to urge npon every citizen the ne
cessity tor bis taking an active Interest in
th politics of the state and nation which
are the issue in the coming campaign. The
democratic party has pandered to every
wild cat theory that has been promulgated
for the last twenty-five years till its mem
bers are now utterly incompetent to control
national affairs wisely and well. Tower has
proven them incompetent and unreliable.
As a result losses have piled up amounting
to untold millions. The populists, who
promise so much, have for their foundation
theories wilder than tbe most visionary
that democracy has ever dared to embody
in its platforms. It is hardly possible that
the country, and especially Oregon, is pre
pared to continue experimenting no not
even for the sake of permitting the pu
lists lo experiment with their visionary the
ories. The condition of business w arrants every
good citizen in interesting himself in poli
tics to the extent of working lor the return
of that party to tower which has proven it
self able to administer the laws in such a
manner as to maintain confidence at home
and abroad. Such is the republican party.
A rori'usT scheme is on foot to have all
desert laud donated to the stale and to
have the general government give along
with these lands a lot of legal tender treas
ury notes which are to be issued to puss
at par to be used by the stale in paying for
labor, and to be loaned the people settling
It was Mr. Wilson's intention, had Id ! Uh.ii Biid improving these lands at not to
amendment prevailed, to. oiler an amend- j ejr(,ej o per cent. This is a nice scheme
ment making the woolen schedule go into j on pa.r,UHt to make it perfect It should
eftect December 1, Ism, but when the com- cp,. all the rest of the world to sell to
miltee overruled him he decided to let .i.e holders of said note whatsoever thev
might demand at the note-holder own
price, to be paid for when he gut readv,
and a provision should be included against
forced collection of all interest.
Needy - Nursery,
ihe latter schedule stand and go into effect
with the rest of the bill in June, IWH. Just
before the vote was taken Mr. Wilson stated
that the jobbers w ere now hesitating whether
to place their orders for (all goods here or
abroad, and if the committee amendment Thi dlllut;ry tactics pursued by the ad
carried the home manufacturers would ministration may vet result in International
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ul n"". complications which may lean tuts govern-
Why should Mr. Wilson, the free trade ,pnt jnl0 difficulties wilh a stronger nation
advocate, with to have this fall's goods I than Hawaii and from which it caiinntenHilv
manufactured in this country in preference I extricate itself. Last week Ihe dispatches I
to those required any and every other fall? ! ,in,,i ,i,,ii ,n il, !,,i,,j,i,,t, ,,f ranaita tbv I frSltv
A flint hit of all kinds! of
Ready for Fall Trade.
A lot of one anJ two-year-ohl
Italian and Pctet Prune
TREES. All healthy.
Apple and Pear Trees,
A fine line of 1 and 2 yrar old.
be undersold. Prices
If postponing the time hen the bill will go j
into effect will work good for the people of ;
the country this fall, and it is desirable thut ;
they be thus benefited, why does not Mr. Wll-!
son move to postjioue his bill indefinitely
and permit the people of America to man- j
ufacture the goods needed in this country I
all the time. lie should be consistent in his
A DANGEROUS ELEMENT.
NEW POSTAL LA Jf'S.
For some time past congress has been la
boring to perfect the postal system and has
passed a number of bills having this in
view. The most important of these is the
bill reorganizing the money order system
which went into effect last week. It abol
ishes postal notes which were insecure, be
cause they were payable to bearer and any'
body could cash them. There was no pro
vision for duplicates in case of loss. To take
the place of postal notes money orders,
which may be duplicaetd, are to be issued
The fees are changed, so that all orders up
to 2.50 will be as cheap as postal notes
were, and these money orders will be per
fectly secure. To make the orders available
the postmaster general is authorized to de
signates small post office to issue these
orders up to the amount of 5. There will
be 1C00 of these limited money orders. All
money order fees are brought down to the
basis on which the express companies now
handle about $50,000,000 or business , because
tbey do it cheaper than Uncle gam's rates.
An ingenious form of coupon is attached to
money orders, to be filled out and sent to
the sixth auditor as a sure check on fraud,
Therew law will turn into the United States
treasury $3,000,000 which bas been accumu
lating in the sub-treasury ever lince WA
w ben the money order business was estab
lished. This i money not called for on or
ders Issued. Most of it is profit to the gov
ernment. Hereafter the government will
hold the money only twelve month if not
called for, and then turn it into the treas
ury. If an order over twelve months old i
presented it will be paid by a check on tbe
treasury. The reform Is an important oue.
It mean saving of $133,000 a year by the
simpler method it substitute.
One of the worst elements to be feared in
this country is tbe anarchistic and its first
cousin the socialistic. Both are indefatiga
ble, unscrupulous and insidious in their
workings. In view of this fact the follow
ing utterance ot Judge Hoi Smith of Baker
City ir. Ids address to the Grand Army post
of that c ity is none too strong and comes
none too soon. The judge says:
" Our government has a foe more danger
ous than any foreign nation or combination, !
attacking its vital point, poisoning the
minds of our youth and those of our men
and women who ought to know better, thus
striking the very germ of constitutional lib
lie as of a despotism; and more dangerous
to it, because it is less securely gtihrded, and,
from the very nature of its institutions and
its laws, less able to protect itself from them.
The socialist of today is the anarchist of to
morrow, and both are the deadly enemies
of this and all other governments."
were ruising volunteers to go to Honolulu
for the purise of restoring the Ueeu.
.Should this prove true and tiie British gov
ernment not hike prompt steps to suppress
such amove the United flutes and (ircai
Britain might find themselves confronting
each other with war In their teeth. Nations
have fought over matters of much less im
port. Thk so called state board of equalization
might do some good work for tbe state as
well as for tbe several counties, if instead of
giving its attention to consideration of
valuation of hens and geese, it would inform
itself as to the equities between counties
and fix a proportionate share of the state
tax which each county is to pay. As that
body has heretofore worked it has entirely
misconstrued the intent of the law. i'lca
yune questions have absorbed its attention
to the exclusion of the weightier matters
which it was create! to adjust.
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nf tot .)..' ,i (i M frtT'fLr la
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it jJti'k tVt th fruit li!uU7 to uil
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,ui mi nt. Churn Kiel full r-
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The Spokane Opinion ptiblishen a letter
from 8ei,at"r Hlicrinan upon the neel or
1 1 : . l. I !.. 1.1 a
Socialism and narchy are close kin, j'B rgiim ..i..b...ii
: just as much an enemy of a repub- J etl,er at lin,e fo ,,,e l""!1" of elect-
nig a senator in wuiiu ue says, mai evtrij'
republican state should lie represented is a
palpable fact, but n lietlier your legislature
is in a condition to elect a senator is a fact
that I cannot determine."
The Statesman makes a good point in the
following: Here is a point the considera
of which should be taken home, when it is
rembered that poor houses all over the state
are emptying their contents into the state
insane asylum; that tbe committing powers
are every day sending morphine fiends, in
ebriates, epileptics, aged, enfeebled, and de
crepit to the madhouse; that the friends and
families of such unfortunates are escaping
expense and responsibility by having the
care and custody of such charges improp
erly transferred to the slate. " A great ma
jority of them (referring to the classes above
named) could be better cared for In these
homes, (homes for the aged, etc.) except for
the fact that it has become the fashion to
unload them into ward of insane asylnms,
the friends and families thereby escaping
the responsibility and expense of their care."
These are the words of Dr. W. A. Cusick,
consulting physician at the asylum.
The Statesman says: Marion county
should have a roudmanter, provided the ap
pointment of such an officer would insure
the uniform and systematic working of the
Johbt Shekmam, whose good judgment
cannot be called in question, says: "Tbe
tariff bill as it now stand is thoroughly
vicious, not only greatly aflecting injuri
ously multiplied interest in this country,
but it is still more vicious in largely reduc
ing the revenue and creating a deficiency
whicb must be met by loan or insolvency."
(i range at Milwaukee.
To The Eijitob: Ad you are always
willing to give the hayeeeils a hearing I
venture to give you the following items.
I organized a new grange in Milwaukee
I with tha frillnwincr llHt of me m bora via
T. R. A. fiellwood, Mrs. J. M. fiellwootl,
J. S. Risley, Mins Alice Rialey, II.
Thieflsen, H. 8. Starkweather, Miss Ida
Starkweather, M. Oatfleld, VV. S. Uren,
Seth Luelling, Mrs. 8. V. Lewellins,
Mrs. M. K. Lewelling, Alfred Levelling,
Mrs. Mary Wills, Frank Wills, II.
Hammond, Mrs. Lydla Carter, and 8. II.
Carter. Alfred Lewelling was elected
master, J. 8. Risley overseer, and Frank
Wills secretary. Many more would
have been on tbe charter list but for the
tremendous storm which was raging at
tbe time. On tbe same evening I in
stalled the officerg of Barlow grange No.
202. Tbe grange is booming.
V-vranor-v "V -vr-VVVi
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Do Not Climb the Hill !
George C. Ely's
Where you can get the highest
cash price for
Butter, Eggs and Other Farm
Full line of new goods at prices
lower than Oregon City,
Railroad s Nursery,
A LA K(.ii: .STUCK OF
FINE TREES, FREE FROM PESTS,
For fall ami Hj.ritig tral, 1S'J:J-9I.
Nursery located on Hinvihorno Ave.,
2J mile from Portland.
TAKE THE ELECTRIC CARS,
On First and Madison, WVst Sido, for Mt. Tulor, which
will take you to Nursery.
Come and Examine Stock before placing your orders..
Satisfaction ("JuaranU'i'd. Send for Catalogue)
and Price List.
W. S. FA I LI Ml Station A., Portland Of.
fiirpiture apd iJpdertair;.
R. L. Hoiman carries a fine lino of Furniture
Lounees, Wall Paper and Carpets at lowest pos,
sible living rates, also a fine line of Caskets and
Coffins, Ladies' and Gents' robes, which ARE
NOT EXCELLED OUTSIDE OF PORTLAND.
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