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Oregon City Enterprise.
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1804.
AGENTS FOR THE ENTERPRISE.
Union Mills, '
Q. W. Prowr
Gary & Mlntrr
ti J. TrUlnrr
E. 8 Hramhall
W. 8. Newberry
Hamilton A WaVhlturn
- Mr, ti. A. Shepi'arJ
T. M. Crtwa
). U. U.
C T Howard
R. M. Cooper
E. M. Hartmau
- F t;ly
J. 0. Klliott
Mrs. W. M. Meintyre
tleo. J. Currin
Mrs. M. J. Hammer
jhoukl Ix umhI In the ritualistic work ol the
Orilrr, is to be coniiuemKM by all true
Americans whether native or fvrtijj' horn.
If ww r to have milltsl people w ho will
live in peace and harmony with one
another, we must have hut one language.
The moment we allow any other than our
native laiiguaiie to come into gvneral
use race prejudices wilt lie (MK'mli'rd
and the strong foundation or our nation be
undermined. We ran look to Austria with
her twenty-three languages and iliulrvU, all
reotgnieit by the government and which
keep the nation in constant turmoil in
their eMorta to override each other, for an
e ample of the evils diversity of languages
will bring on a people.
When foreigners ooine to America it
should be with the intention of becoming
citizens of the country and a part of the
people. Itut if they are to keep up their
native language in their social and business
relations it w ill be a trpetual bar to their
assimilating with and becoming a part of
our people. If an American sees fit to mi
grate to Germany or France in order to bet
ter bis condition and makes that country
his home, he should conform to the laws,
customs and language of his adopted coun
try, else he can hardly be classed as a loyal
cititen who will have the best interests of
his country at heart.
OR EG OX CITTS FUTURE.
The growth and prosperity of Oregop
City has been most tlatteriitg in this year
of general depression. In the erection of
factories, business houses and residences,
Oregon City has excelled any season for the
past four years. The new electric power
station that is being erected by the Portland
Genera! Klectric Co., and which is one oi
the largest in the Jutted States, w ith the
new paper mill, one of the largctt on the
Coast, and the shoe factory whose equip
ment is the best of any on the l'acitic Coast,
are improvements that add greatly to the
I sol'dity of Oregon City's growth. With
I the smooth brick-paved street and the new
brick business blocks that are being erected.
Under the bead of "Who are the Rulers," j Oregon City is just awakening to a new
the Victoria Colonist, the leadimr eair of ",e "ose u,lur " 'R " bright.
ttF The way to bnild op Ore pen
City is to (tire Oregon City people jour
WHAT IS SUB OF US.
Tn acquittal of Judge Haves on achnrge
of obtaining money by coercion was ex
pected by all who had any nc.ttiulntiiur
with the parties to the suit, or knew of the
circumstances surrounding the case. It was
trunicd up charge for revenge and cheap
notoriety. It is to be regret led that such
cases can be given a standing in a court of
law for it is getting to be too common (or
some one who thinks he has a grievance or
imagines he hat a chance to levy black
mail, either in hush money or damages, to
commence such suits against public men
and newspaers. A tong-sulVering public
whose taxes are made higher by the costs
such suits entail, will call a halt and the
blackmailer's occupation will begone.
Tin government authorities will, (icr the
close of this month, discontinue the printing
of en vclopee for private parties. There was
no more Justice in the government run
ning a Job oltlce than there would have
been in its running a tailor shop or a gro
cery store, especially w here it furnished the
envelopes at less than cost. When tliepop
ulisl idea is adopted in the running of the
government then it will be all right for the
people to have their stationery as well as
their clothing and other necessaries fur
nished at the bare cost ol the material, with
the work given as an evidence of the pater
nal feeling this great nation has lor Its eitl-xene.
British Columbia, discusses the acts of our
late lamented congress. It but reflects the
opinion held by all fair minded men regard
less of party in the United States and of
foreigners who are conversant with our af
fairs, that the last session of the American
congress was productive of the least good of
any beld in the history of the country. Of
the conduct of the senate and of certain
members who were "sugar coated" it has
the following to say:
The session of the United States con
gress has closed at last. Some very impor
tant work was done tn it, but it can hardly
be said to have been done iu a business
like manner. The proceedings of the ses
sion have shown very clearly that the Uni
ted States is not governed by the people for
the people, but by the senators for the rings
and trusts. The singular spectacle was wit
nessed in Washington of a few men, not dis
tinguished by their ability or their virtues,
being able to nullify the legislation of the
people's representatives. A few senators
forced upon the country a tariff that does
not meet the approval of either of the great
parties into which the people of the United
States are divided. It is not a republican
tariff, neither is it a democratic tan If. It is
a tariff made to suit those who had influ
ence enough and money enough to buy the 1 9nal1 changed to the din of machinery
ness not exceeded by that of anyjotlier town
With the revival of the country from its
present prostration, which now looks near
at band, we may look lor an unprecedented
growth to Oregon City. In the develop
ment of a new country it has to pass
through several stages. First, the hunters;
then the stockmen, to be followed by the
farmers and town builders. Each carries
the development to a point and no farther.
We now have arrived at that period where
our farms are opened np and towns well
started; but to give them prosperity and
further development the era of factories
must be brought on. Employment fur the
surplus population niU9t be had; a market
lor both the raw and finished product must
be provided for. These conditions are now
at hand and we shall soon see great manu
facturing centers grow upon this Coast as
they grew up on the Atlantic Coast. With
its matchless water power Oregon City will
always be the greatest of these centers. In
transportation facilities both by water and
by rail, for gathering tn the raw material
and for distributing the finished goods no
place on the Coast can excel us.
Long have w e waited for the time to come
when the roar of the great Willamette falls
Tn a full elections in the different states
will be watched with great Interest by the
business public, and upon the result of these
elections will depend, to a great extent, the
revival of business activity. It is possible
that the republicans will elect enough con
gressmen to control the lower house. And
the legislatures of the ditlrrrnt stales will
deside the complexion of the senate after
the new senators siiall have been elected.
The country will have a good idea, after the
state elections, what to expect for the en
suing two years, and upon this will be based
the business transactions of the countrv,
Several "industrious" citizens or this
county do not appear to tie up in the law,
else they would not make the breaks that
have been made in soliciting ShenlfMad.
dock and Constable Speiicer for a position
on the jury. The law makes this otlense
punishable by a heavy fine and Imprison
ment, nnd should some of these provident
gentlemen fall into its meshes it would
doubtless go bard with them.
Tin downfall and ruin or Col. Itreckiu
rldge, who was one of the most brilliant
men of Kentucky, and a member or one ol
the proud old families or tnat state, will be
a warning to many a man who is now lead
ing a double lile, and it will probably have
theetlector causing some of them toslo
up lest they too may have their political
hopes and ambitions forever crushed.
legislation they desired
The weakness of the United States house
of representatives was very conspicuous
when It was compelled to accept a tariff
amended by the senate out of recognition.
The Senate has not only been able to bull
doze the people's bouse, but it has forced
the president to allow a measure of which
he strongly disapproves. The president,
the bouse of representatives and a large ma
jority of the people had to give way to a
few senators who really represented no one
but those to whom they had sold them
selves. It my be said that President Cleveland
did not sign the tariff bill, and therefore he
is not responsible for its becoming the law
of the land. He had the power to veto the
bill but did not use that power. It is not
bard to see that, having power to prevent
the tariff bill becoming law and not exercis
ing that power, be is fully as responsible for
the effects it will produce as if he bad signed
his name to it. It may be said that con
gress could pass it over his veto. This is not
likely, for many of the senators, it Is said,
would only have been too glad to have bad
the opportunity of killing the bill outright.
but the day is at hand, and soon shall we
see the water drawn from the awe-inspiring
abyss to the prosaic flumes to drive the
wheels oi the countless factories that will
dot the banks of the Willamette.
OUR COUNTY ROADS.
The late rains have settled the roads and
now with a prospect of dry weather for a
time they will become thoroughly packed
before the winter rains come on. At no
time in the history of ClackamBS county
have the roads been put in such excellent
ehape for the winter's travel as during this
season. Cnder tbe cash system now em
ployed in this county more road work has
been done in the past two years than in the
previous ten. The county is now getting
several turnpike roads that would do credit
to any state in the East, and with a couple
of years more of such work the main thor
oughfares will be so improved that it will be
possible for the farmers to reach a market
other than during their busiest season. It
will take though several years to give Clack
am as county a complete system of roads
such as can be traveled at all seasons of the
A change in sentiment has taken place
among the farmers of the county, and all
opposition to the new road system has prac
tically died out, and a desire Is now ex
pressed by the leading taxpayers for the
county court to make a levy for next year
sufficient to create a still larger road fund
to that the work or road building may be
pushed with greater vigor. The farmers
are finding that it is more money to tbem
to pay a higher road tax and have high
ways that are passable at all times than it is
to have a low tax and roads impassable
eight months of the year.
THE RIGHT STAND.
Col. Bkeckiskiikie, he or Madeline Pol
lard fame, was defeated last Saturday for
renemination to congress from his district
in Kentucky. No man ever In the history
of the country made such a determined
fight for political life as did Breckinridge,
but the women were too much for him.
Heretofore he has carried his district, both
in tbe convention and at the polls with ease
over all opposition. But the shameful neg
lect of bis wife, and the ruination he brought
on the Pollard girl aroused tbe better ele
ment of the Ashland congressional district,
and they consigned him to an Ignominious
oblivion to the lasting glory and credit of
the Bluegrass state. The women were es
pecially active during the campaign between
him and Col. Owens, his opponent, and
aided the latter in every way possible, and
on the day of the primaries and at the con
vention were on hand to work for the vindi
cation of womanhood and the fair name of
their state. How well they succeeded is
proven by the fact that Breckinridge lays
bis defeat to them. The men he could ca
jole and beg and plead the repentance act,
but the women were implacable and pur
sued him like a destroying Nemesis.
Tui increase In the public debt between
January 1, XQ, and August 1. 1U, was
10,IO,000. Ho much for the fear of free
trade and its relief of the burden of taxation
from the plain people.
BiiECKiXRitHiK's defeat proves one thing,
that if women had the ballot there would
be fewer such libertines and old reprobates
as he in oflice.
SPIRIT OF THE PKESs.
The movement for good roads is rapidly
spreading over the entire state since Clacka
mas and Multnomah counties started so
successfully the good work. The latest to
undertake to better their road system is Co
lumbia county whose county court has
made an order that hereafter no petition for
a new road will be granted having a grade
at any point of over ten per cent., unless It
is shown that a less grade is imiiossihle, and
then only on a special order or the court.
This is a move in the right direction, and if
this rule bad been in force in Oregon iu
years gone by there would not have been
so many changes in roads to be made now
that they are being improved, with the con
sequent loss of work, enough of which bas
been wasted to build a turnpike through
each county in the state.
The action of the Knights of Pythias at
heir recent national encampment, in de
claring that only the English language towns of this state,
There is a sort of a Damon and Pythias
or David and Jonathan relationship between
McKinley and Reed. The Ohioan always
lends a hand to the Maine statesman in his
campaigns and the latter reciprocates at
every opportunity. There is a spirit of
chivalry in all this which, among disting
uished public men who may be considered
to be rivals for the presidency, is as beauti
ful as it is rare.
Oreuon City's wonderful growth and
prosperity is the surprise and astonishment
of all who visit our city this summer. The
gain of another year will be still greater
and will be an eye-opener to the easy going
The Corvallls Gnzette speaks out loud
ami strong for economy in appropriations
by the next legislature and in that line has
the following to say: Members of the leg
islature, chosen in June, were elected on
pledges for reform. We know that the re
presentatives from Benton county will keep
their word and that they will favor econ
omy on all lines. Appropriations for Jute
mills and kindred extravagances will not
be tolerated by members from Benton,
and if they follow the wishes ol their con
stituents, they will insist upon the alwlish
mem of every needless and expensive com
mission ; chief of wbicb is the railroad com.
mission. It is as expensive as it is useless
and every taxpayer in this section of the
state will demand a repeal of the. bill creat
The Kansas City Journal gets all" the fol
lowing at the expense of Gov. Flower:
"When I was a boy," says Governor Flower
"ten mills used to make a cent; but for the
past year a hundred mills haven't made a
cent" Governor Flower ts considerable or
a partisan, but he will give his party a dig
now and then.
The Koseburg Plalndealer boasts as fol
lows. A ten cent barber shop has struck
the town. That shows the importance or
Koseburg, for ten cent shops are only seen
in large and prosperous towns and cities
and never In small villages like Ashland
The Oregonian has the following timely
observation to make on the blackniailinK
suit lately brought against Judge Hayes;
The verdict in the Oregon City extortion or
blackmail case is in accordance with the
public judgment from tbe evidence. There
ought to be something to prevent the time of
courts being taken up and private reputa
tion temporarily shadowed by prosecutions
of this kind.
On the mixed (piestiori or employment for
convicts, the McMinnville Reporter has the
following to say: Several stale exchanges
have jnrnped headlong into the Indorse
ment of a proposal for the legislature to
divert the funds appropriated ror a jute
factory, to the establishment of a beet sugar
plant at the penitentiary. As a means of
employing convict labor a sugar factory
would not go very far, as the working sea
son covers only about seventy davs. Con
victs might be worked in the fields raising
the beets, perhaps, but even in that capacity
there would be employment about a fourth
of the time
Dallas has had a visit from one of Ore
gon's numerous commissions, and of their
passage through town the Observer has the
following account: "The railroad commis
sioners with their baggage car, Pullman
sleeper and dining car passed swiftly
through Dallas Tuesday last. Perhaps the
darky porter examined the road and bridges
while on tbe fly. The republican party
niust be true to its pledges and abolish this
On tbe costly mistakes of congress, Har
per's Weekly has the following to my: The
Wilson bill, its reported to the senaln by
the lliiaiieo committee lust l'Vb, contained
about ,M!,wo words. It made a volume o:
more than '.MO of the largo psges customary
In Congressional bills printed in large type,
with ample spacing and margins. By the
time the senate got through amending It, it
was a great deal longer. The Me Km Icy
bill, as it came from the bouse of rcpreMOi
tatives, was only sixty-seven pages long,
but the amendments to It made tn the iwii'
ate committee uu finance tilled titt pages,
and amounted to 40,000 words. Next to the
McKinley hill In length, In the record of
the engrossing clerks of congress, was the
iuler-state commerce law, which contained
SOOd words. It Is a physical imposolhillty
in copying so many words without making
errors. The fact that laws are printed on
parchment Instead of being engrossed with
the pen makes the liability of accident In
copyings little less. Proof-reading I easier
on the printed page. But where every
comma has an exaggerated value (and a
comma in a tariff act may I worth a mil
lion dollars or more to the government), It
was expected that costly errors would It 1 1 the
new law. Twenty. live or thirty have al
ready been discovered and mo will un
undoubtedly appear, The costly errors
made In the past have not all been attri
butable to the engrossing clerks either.
Where so many subject are handled (there
are litki In the Wilson bill, as well a more
than 100 paragraph relating to the admin
istration of the law) something must lie
neglected. The treasury department
otllciuls who examined the Wilson bill for
the senate committee discovered over 400
errors In it. It has been found, now that
the bill has become a law, that nine error
of conseipience esned even the vigilance
of the treasury exerta.
Tbe furva.Hi Times waxes hot over the
proposed appropriation for public build
ings in Salem and other like "villages" and
lhi:iks Senator Dolph will do well to not
work for such appropriations: Senator
P tlph owe hi constituents no apology for
hi failure to secure appropriation for putt
lie buildings at Salem, Buker City and
other Oregon village. The plain truth I.
that no act in the senator's public career i
more deserving of hi praise than hi fad
ure to secure these appropriation. Heck
les squandering of public funds on costly
buildings in every Jim Crow town In the
Country Is no part of the duty of a senator,
as mat duty is iimfcrMooo: ty tns con,
slituents, and iiineteeii-twentletbs of
the latter look upon the late ml,
carriage of his bill as virtuous, rather than
shortcomings. Public buildings in great
cltie like Chicago, New York, or even Port
land are right and proer, but the spending
ot $lisi,nn0 on building In Salem, Baker
City and like burgs, to keep a six-bit post
oltlce In, is folly, both sinful aiidexpemive.
Senator Dolph has one great factor in
his strength in this state, not equalled by
many public men, that ol the almost united
support or the republican newspaper. The
following from the Polk County Observer
is a sample or wbat the pre gang have to
say or him: Senator J. N. Dolph I home
again from Washington and people regard
lessor their iKilitlcal proclivltle proclaim
him the right man In the riiibt Place. Since
his advent to the senate he hasever worked
for the Interests of our state and hi high
standing In the senate made his advocacy
of a measure successful. He ha done u
good work for the last twelve years and
I won in the fight last June and should lie
returned by a solid republican vote. It I
no time for the republican party to swap
horses, ami Tongue and fulloti ran allord
The following truthlul hit I made by the
Gervalr kitar at that incubus on the Oregon
taxpayers the railroad commission: Al
ready candidates Tor railroad commissioner
are announced. To begin with the present
incumbents desire to be re elected. Country
members of the legislature when they visit
Portland are besieged by aspirants for com
missioners. Tbe present board hold the
oflice and draw the emoluments and really
don't know what they have done toward
earning the several sums which they have
draw n. Those republican who were elected
Uion their promise to abolish useless com-
missiouii will have a chance to show their
backbone. Such useless harnacle as Eddy,
Macruni, t.'ompson and Clerk Baker can
best serve the lear people by hunting up
manual labor, for whic h if they had to
rustle, they would find less pleasure in than
very Pair Guaranteed.
ADDRESS &AN fRANCISCO CAU
LONG TIMIC, LOW
L) IS LAY.
W. H. BURCHHRDTi
Oregon City, Oregon.
OREGON CITY HOSPITAL
NOW OPEN FOR PATIENTS.
Convenient of Access and Ploasantly Located.
Free from the noiso and dust of tho city.
Skilful nurses and every coMVcnicnt'o of a firsti'lusn hospital.
Ample room that patients may liavo quietness and rest.
Special rooms for ladies.
Silvia's of the lxt il
physicians ol the county
ADDRESS, MISS M. E. LIIBKER, Pres.,
OREGON CITY, - OREGON.
MAPLE WOOD FARM
F. R. ANDREWS, Prop.,
Fresh Vegetables and Fruits.
Ity HUcctfsive planting nml irrigation my vi'gi'tnllen ore always
crisp nnd toiitK r.
Doily Delivery to fill PnrtM of the City.
Puro Cider Vinegar in Stx'k Ready for Delivery. IWder of
Pure Blood Plymouth Kock nnd Brown Igliorn
C'hiekeiiB. Pekin Iuckn.
LjARNESS AT BEDROCK PRICES
' Concord Team Harness with 2 1-2 Inch trncos and
1 3-4 Inch points, made of A No. I Solectod OakTanned
Leather, with breeching and Boston Team Collars, $25.00
Snino with hipxtraps and crupper f '22.0. Same without hipntnips
and breeching 121.00.
An Immeime HlocU of Ihiiafy IInrncnH, HiuJillcn, lirltilcn,
Halters, Phukets, Kohcn, WhipH, Kte., nt a great reduction.
FIRST CLASS GOODS. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
Call on or write to C. L. HOCAN,
Dealer in Harness and Saddlery in all its Branches,
OJ nit OS M.wmit Mlrrcl, I'urtliiixl, Orcunn.
Goo! reliuble audit h wanted to nell
(iladHtoim proiiertv. S'4 cent lure to
Oregon City. Liherul cuiiiiniMHion iiaid.
licHt nelling property on the market.
Call on or write to II. K. CronH, prem
dent UludHione Kent Khtuto Aiwociution
A dollar Haved la equal to two dollar
earned, l'ay up your HiitiHciption to tlie
r.NTKKi'KiKK and vet tlin the benefit of
the reduction in price.
And a PREVENTIVE for
I'Katl.K , a
Ars Saftind RHI.iMn.
UT Vf.rd tWy Hnrmlrn.
totilt p.. vf r
Sni postpaid on receipt of
price. Money refunded if not u
V n ilA r nrhnni rn
ll UW VIUUI1UUU VVf
Dt( Molnet , Iowa.
124-26 Fourth Street
C A. M. cy Tho
to 4P onIyfir8t
rdftflo nnrl alt.
sr. M. v , TV
-"o ance restaurant in
sj tno city, superior
V accommodations forkd-
ies and families.
0. C. Rider, Prop.
2000 KEGS OF NAILS
SLIGHTLY DAMAGED BY WATER
$1.25 1(X)0 s Suable for Sidewalk and Bridge Work
O. B. STUBBS, 289 WASHINGTON ST.
ro YOU NEED f
DOORS WINDOVS MOULDING,
Or Building Muterial?
Go to C. H. BESTOlA.
Lowest chhIi prices ever nflbred for
FIRST - CIvA$S GOODS.
AIho combination wire and picket fence,
HARTMAN STEEL - PICKET r FENCE.
And bent farm fencing made. 1'rieen to suit hard times.
Shop Opp. Congregational Church,
MAIN STREET, OREGON CITY.
Oregon City Enterprise
$1.50 Pttr Year in Advance.