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Oregon City Enterprise.
Published Every Friday.
Pt'BLISUKR AND FROPRIKTOK,
On year, $J 00
Sli months, 1 "
Trial lulmcriptlon two moaths, 'Jft
A dtseoiiit ot 50 rents on all subscriptions for
on year, 2f null fur nz mouths, ll fui lu
Advertising rates (Iran on application.
. 3 Sntared at the Poat Offlre In Oregon City, Or.,
as second claaa matter.
Tills roHil Kill also lurm a part of the great
high ay that will eventually traverse the
east able of (hp Willamette valley from Kit
gene to Portland, for the building of which
the bicycle clitlis of tlie valley towns are dis
cussing tlie feasibility of co-operating llh
the various conmicalii bearing the expenses
Oregon City has'complrtely lost lbs retail
trade of tbe south part of the oonnly, the
impassable roads being tlie sole cause ; ami
if our merchants wish to regain this trails
they should lake hold and assist the county
and the settlers in btiildlnti a road passable
at all seasena of the year, and over which a
(nil load could be hauled without danger of
ruining a team on the heavy grades.
THE NEW CIUXTEK.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1895.
AGENTS FOR THB INTIRPRI8K.
ttaflord, , -MuUno,
. JCale Creek,
0. W. Proaser
Gary A Kissinger
U J. Trulllnger
K. 8 ilramhall
W. 8. Newberry
. Henry Miley
Hamilton A Washburn
Mrs. U. A. Sheppard
T. M. t'rose
J. O. Uac.
C. T Howard
R. VI. I'ooper
E. M. Hariman
- P. Ulesy
J. U. Elliott
Geo. J. Currin
Mrs. M. J. Hammer
The war to build tip Orrron
City la to give Oregon ('It; people jour
TO BOB THE PEOPLE.
Nearly all of the big republican newspa
pers, and many of the leading democratic
papers, are strong in their censure of the
Cleveland-Oregoniau financial scheme that
these wort hie are trying: so hard to foist
onto this country. To issue a half a billion
in interest bearing bonds with which to
take up the half billion dollars in paper
money now in circulation, and on which as
an obligation that the government owes. It
has to pay no interest, is the height of rob
bery and tyranny on the people. The only
- excuse that G rover Cleveland and Harvey
Scott have to offer for this high-handed
piece ot business is that the government
should only issue gold money and leave the
paper currency to supply the needs of busi
ness to be issued and controlled br the
banks. . On this subject the San Francisco
Argonant, whose editor is one of the best
posted and ablest writers of the Pacific
Coast, has the following to say :
" In his message of last week to congress,
Mr.. Cleveland recommends that the Ave
hundred millions of outstanding legal-tender
notes be retired and canceled by the sal
of an equal amount of fifty-year three-percent,
bonds, payable in gold, principal and
Interest, and receivable at tlie treasury a
security at their par value for national bank
circulation. This proposition of Mr. Cleve.
land's means that the country shall sdd to j
its present annual deficit fifteen millions
more, to be paid in interest every year for
fitty years. And for what? In order that
the national banks shall get seven hundred
and fifty millions of dollars for supplying
us with with five hundred millions of dol
lars of paper money w hich we now get for
"This is a plain, simple, and uncolored
statement of the monstrous proposition that
Cleveland has submitted to the country.
But he has not even submitted it to the I
country be has gone on in his stubborn I
course, and by what is, if not illegal, at least
a perversion of law, he has made two bond
issues. But borrowing a hundred millions
to meet the treasury shortage caused by
democratic incompetency, and borrowing
five hundred millions to retire the non
interest-bearing greenback in favor of interest-bearing
bonds held by European finan
ciers, Mr. Cleveland will find to be two
yery different things. The retirement of
the legal-tender notes, or greenbacks, has
been tried before. And it has always failed.
The first time the retirement of the green
backs was attempted was immediately after
"the war. The cry " The greenbacks must
go!" was raised. Congress, believing that
wnch was the popular demand, passed a law
providing fbr their retirement at the rate of
four millions a month. But there was a
popular outcry, and the process of retire
ment was stopped, almost as soon as it had
begun, by an almost unanimous vote of
congress. Again, some ten or twelve years
after the war, the retirement of the green
backs was ordered by the resumption act,
and again it w as stopped. Since tlie act of
February, 1878, no administration has had
the hardihood to attempt to retire the
greenbacks. It is a vast, non-interest bear
ing loan to the government held by the
peopla. And it is this non-interest bearing
loan held by the people which Cleveland
wishes to retire in favor of an interest-bearing
loan held by foreign and domestic usurers."'
The city council and board of trade com.
mittees completed their workol revising the
charter for Oregon City and submitted it to
the board of trade meeting Monday evening
for approval. After some discussion, the
new charter w as unanimously adopted and
the delegation from this county in the legis
lature were requested to give it their sit
port. Several important changes were made
in the provisions ol the charter, all of which
should meet the hearty approval of the res
idents of Oregon City. The term of office
for the mayor was chanired from two. years
to one year. The assessor s olllce was atiol
ished, the county assessor under the present
law assuming all the duties of the office.
The treasurer to be elected for one year and
salary to be $1M per year.' Recorder to be
elect d bv the council for one year, and sal
ary to be $29 per month, The office of city
attorney is abolished and a city prosecutor
to be appointed for one year by the mavor,
subject to the approval of the council. He
is to attend to prosecuting all violations of
the city ordinances and is to be paid In lees.
The reason forabolishing thecity attorney's
office was that he might be an interested
party in a street Improvement, and should
a suit grow out of it he would hardly be
competent to look after the city's Interest
The chief of police is to be appointed by the
mayor and his salary Is fixed at $00 per
The limit of the tax levy is extended from
five to seven mills, and a greater special
levy can be made when ordered by a vote at
a general city election The road tax levy
is taken Irom out of the control of the
county and is to be expended by the street
commissioner tinder the direction of the
council. The council though may appro
priate money from this fund to the county
to be used in improving such rosds al the
council may designate.
In making assessments for street improve-J
ments a new basis was adopted.
Tux business men of linker Clly, through
their commercial club, have taken up the
work of extending the retail Irado of that
city with the surrounding country! their
plan being to assist the various localities ill
building good roa.la to connect with their
city. , To accomplish this purpose they are
raising lands by contributiona ol the mem
Iters and cituens of that city, and donate a
certain per cent of the total cost of linprov
log a road that the county and people along
the route have undertaken to grade. This
is the plan the business men of Oregon City
should adopt In their e (torts to extend their
trade with the surrounding country. The
retail trade of this city could be doubled in
oneseavm If there were good lilghwayalo
the adjacent sections of this county. In
fact every line of business In Oregon City
would be benefited by the Increased number
of people that would be drawn to the city.
Oregon City should be the beat tradlig point
and market place In Clackamas county,
The excellent transportation, facilities, to
gether rtth the very low freight rates en
ables our merchants to procure their goods
at a very low cost as to these charges, and
to readily and cheaply send to market any
surplus produce they may take In. The
constantly increasing factory population of
Oregon City will always insure a ready
market for all the country produce that
may be brought In, and al prices that buy
ers In other towns could not give where
they bad to rely on shipping to find a mar
Tin impassable roads are largely reapon
sible for the stagnation that reals on the re
tail trade of Oregon City. If our merchants
wish to remove this incubus and double
their trade they should take the lead in
raising funds to assist the county in Im
proving the roads leading to Oregon City.
The county road fund is so small and has so
many demands uixin It that II we wait for
the county court to build our roads it will
be several years before we can hope for any
great change for the belter In the roads lead
ing to Oregon City.
Thc Ht. Louis (1 lobe-Democial offers the
following plan to abate the tramp nuisance
and at the same lime to aid the rural dis
tricts in building belter highways: A Con
necticut statistician places the number of
professional tramps In this country at 40,
000, and their cost to Industrious people
at not less than $x,0u0.000 a yea,'. When the
movement for good roads is fairly under
way provision ought to be maoe forgetting
some work out of this army of vagrants.
The offer of work with pay, usually results
in their sudden disappearance.
Tax Raikikh Review, published at Rain-
It pro-1 ler, Columbia county, is the latest venture
vides that the first twenty-five feet of
abutting property shall pay forty percent,
of the cost, the next twentv-five feet thirty,
per cent, and the next fitly feet thirty
per cent, ot the total cost of the work. " A
provision is made for the relief of properly
owners on streets to be improved where the
assessments are excessive. It provides thst
where the assessment exceeds fifty per cent
of the value of the property the owner can
ask that arbitrators be appointed who shall
ascertain how much the property is dam
aged as well as benefited by the street Im
provement and if the damages exceed the
benefits then the city shall pay the excess.
The water commission is retained as con
stituted at present. It is provided that
twenty percent, of the gross receipts from
water rents for the year 18115 shall be paid
into the general fund of the city, payments
to be made October 1, lXfi, and January I,
18S Thereafter thirty per cent, of the
gross receipts is to oe paid quarterly into
the general fund of the city.
Tut lowest temperature ever recorded or
the earth was taken at Werchnjansk, in the
interior of Siberia, January 15, 18K5. It was
90 degrees and a fraction below tero. Wer-
cliojansk is in the latitude of the ole of the
cold. There the earth is frozen to a depth
of about 100 feet, and in the w armest season
it never thaws. The highest temperature
recorded is 11M degrees and a fraction, taken
In Algeria, July 17, 1879. The lowest tem
perature on record in the United States is
64 degrees below zero, at Tobacco Garden,
North Dakota. Oreely, the arctic explorer,
has probably experienced a wider range of
temperature than. any living man. He re
corded 06 degrees below tero at Fort Con
gor, in I-ady Franklin Bay. On another oc
casion, in the Maricopa desert of Arizona,
his thermometer in the shade ran up to 114
above. A lucifer match dropped upon the
burning sands of the Sahara will catch fire.
It is very difficult even with the finest ther
mometers to get accurate records of extreme
temperatures, and on that account such ob
servations in general are to be regarded as
only approximately correct.
in the ioumalistlc field of Oregon. It is
quite a respectable looking and newsy eight
page paper, and Is a credit to the town.
How well it will prosper the future only can
tell, for it is the fifth paper In a county of
only a little over five thousand population,
and doubtless it will be a case of the sur
vival of the fitest
COST Or CONSTRUCTING A CREAMERY.
A NEEDED ROAD.
The movement to improve the Oregon
City and New Era road along the river
should be encouraged by the business men
-ofOregop City and by the people of the
sooth part of the county. With the new
. route that is proposed practically a water
level grade can be bad from this city to New
Era, free from all danger of the river or
railroad. By extending this msd in a di
rect line to Canby, Barlow and Aurora, a
niain thoroughfare could be had through
the county that would be free from heavy
grades and would greatly shorten the dis
tance for the residents of the south part of
the county in reaching the county seat
With the gradingof a branch road east from
New Era and another from Canby by way
of Goode's bridge, and one from Barlow a
larger number of people could be given a
' tlirect and easy access to the county seat
han by any other highway in the county.
Patriotism runs so high in Japan just
now that even feminine ornamente and
children's playthings bear upon the great
events of the war with China. The hairpins
which transfix the elaborate national head
dress are most warlike emblems, the heads
representing cavalry sabers and helmets, a
group of flags, a drum, fife and bugle, sur
mounted by the national standard, a man-of-war,
or two wee figures of Japanese and
Chinese soldiers. One ingenious toy shows
a Japanese cuttirg a Chinaman's pigtail,
being t ut in action by a string. Another
illustrates a miniature battle, when, on
turning a handle, the Chinese soldiers fall
down flat, while the Japanese ride over
them. The confectioners are not far behind
with sugar representations of battle scenes,
honey .cakes impressed with the national
flag, and sticky figures of Chinamen In full
' A reply was handed in by Mr. G. R. H.
Miller to an article written by E. Warner in
last week's Entkkpbisx, but could not be
given space by reason of the press of other
matter; besides there are too many more
important questions to discuss than the
merits and demerits of populism.
A high order of intelligence In economic
affairs must prevail-in Nee) Zealand. The
legislators have set apart two islands for the
preservation of its wild birds and animals.
All trapping or shooting therejs prohibited
for an indefinite time nnder heavy penalties.
AacaTA, Cau, Jan. 15, 1H96.
Ford A Stokes, Astoria, Oregon.
Oi.iTi.iM is : Yours of the 2d to hand.
I am pleased to here that you are agitating
the creamery question. I w ill try t j ans
wer your questions as near as I ran, and
to start with I will say that our creamery
has been a grand success.
For the first year to the stockholders and
patrons it paid 0 per cent, on the money
used, end a small sinking fund besi'les.
Oar creamery started April 0, 1KI2, with
3000 pounds of milk which incressed in
June to 12.0(0 pounds, and decreased to
0000 pounds January 15, 18H1, Received
since January 6, lhitf, 2,500,000 pounds of
milk, which sold for '.'5.000. We buy milk
by test of butter fat, the richer the milk the
more it is worth, the only creamery on this
coast that has adopted this system. Our
co mpsny is orgsnized with a capital of
$10,000-9riOO paiil up. The first assess
ment was 20 per cent., the second 40 per
cent., the third 20 per cent, and the fourth
10 per cent, The assessments were levied
as the money was needed. The stock is all
owned by the farmers but $1000. All the
assessments were paid in cash, but that can
be arranged to suit. Our creamery cost
$7000 complete; capacity 26,000 pounds of
Jyook out for creamery sharks as the
country is full of them. Borne of the cream
eries in this connty cost three times what
they should. They are not convenient or
Before the creamery was built it was Im
possible to find any cash among the farmers
bat things have changed. All the milk
patrons pay their store bills monthly In
cam. It is better for the farmers and for
the merchants. You would be surprised to
see the change that has occured. Nearly
every one has seeded his farm to clover, and
those who have not are going to this spring.
If you are living in a dairy country do all
yoo can toward the est ahlishmentof cream
eries, an it Is best for the farmer and best
for the merchant.
I have only 40 acres of land. I sold from
April . 1802 to December 31, 1TO2, $1100
worth of milk, and am getting worth
per month now. It will not go lower than
that any time this year.
A. N. Huht,
President Areata Creamery.
Clackamss county fanners should figure
upon the creamery business. The shove
taken from the Cathlamet Gazette speaks
volumes. The best butter brings a good
price and when known finds ready market.
Creamery butter will bring a half more than
the average batter from the farm. Now
is the time for farmers to lay their plans
for the year. Bring the matter up In your
literary societies for a change er call a
meeting for the purpose and have a cream
ery or cheese factory. Vancouver has
a large creamery and Is expecting to sell
butter to Japan. A creamery is to be started
on the lower Columbia and anotberin Rick
reall. Polk county, lit ns keep up with
the world and secure better returns from
the farm. Let the farmers organizations
take up the subject and call open meetings
and urge the neighbors to attend and write
it bp for' the county papers. Now ll the
time. E. C. Hamilton.
A Mulctim hi lht Closet,
How ofton do wo litar ol title In do
mestic lifo at this day. Hut wliut U iitnro
appalling llinn the living body iniuUi re
pttlalvu with skin ami sculp diwusos,
iilt-rlieiim, tctlnr, ecacuiu ami wiufulotia
sores Hltil awi'lllng. Ir. l'lorcc's
tiulilon Medical Discovery It the positive
cure for all of tlicso tliwuNvs. It tukon
in limo, it alfto cures tiiiig-acrofiilii, com
monly known us pulmonary consump
tion, lly ili'tiugiHts,
Kkyskh, N. 0,
1k. H. V. Piwmi r: IWr Sir When
about throe years old I was tukon with!
linmilM, also had levnr, llnnlty I had that j
crcadod (limtaao scrofula. The moat j
eminent physicians In this section trvated
me to no avail. I had running acrodi
Ions sores on led side of neck and dice.
I was email and weakly when eight or
nine yean old, and In fact waa nearly a
skeleton. Six bottles ol Dr. Pierce's
Ciolden Medical Discovery wrought itiur
velous changes. Although 'tbo sores
were healed in eight months, I did not
quit taking It until I was sure it had
boon entirely routed from my ayslem,
The only signs loll of the dreadful dimuso
are the tears which ever remind me how
near death's door I waa until rescued hy
tlie "Discovery." I am now, eighteen
years old and weigh 14S iKitimU; and
have not been sick in Ave years.
IIakvry M. IIoi.lkman,
Agt. fur Seaboard Air Line
For constipation and
Dr. Pierce 'a Pellets.
A beautiful woman must be healthy,
and to remain healthy and beautiful
alio should tuke Dr. J. II. Mcl-can's
Strongtliintf Cordial and Blood Purifier.
It imparts; tone and fluah lo the elfin,
vigor and pure blond ; Is eiiuallv adapted
for all age, from the balie to the aged,
of either sex. For sale by (J. U. Huntley,
A 10 cent
Williams, the grocer
I .a Ker mease,
cigar for a nickel.
Frevtag's fine home made pickles are
on sale at K. E Williams's, Marr A Hub
ertson's, and F. T. Harlow's, grocery
County and city warrants wanted by
the Commercial bank.
A dollar saved is equal to two dollar
earned. Pay up your auliaciption to the
Kntxri-kinr and get the the benefit of
the reduction in price.
imperial rgg rood win make your
bens lay. F. E. Williams, the grocer.
Wedding afattotierr. the latest styles
and finest assortment ever brought to
Uregon Lily at the Kntrrprihr office.
gig Slaughter Sale!.
Wo must do it!
Sale Lasts 15 Days!
McKittrick, "The Shoe Man;
Sale Begins Saturday, January
26th at 10 A. M.
".What higher aim eaa man attain
Than eonqoaat evar nomas paint"
N DR. J, H. McLEAN'S
IS THE CREATEST
CURE OF PAIN.
It Is a thornuirhly rnl'nhln remedy for the
Also for the various dlsvaaos of Florana and
Cattle. Price o, eooandtl.00pr botlls.
IUBDB.J. II. Mt'I.EAX MEDICIXE CO.
8T. 1.0 1 'IK. MO.
Forsele bv C. G. Huntley, drtiKvist.
Doubtful Reeds alone. The bast
are easy to tat, and eost no
mora. Ask your dealer for
Alwaya the beet. Known
everywhere. Kerrr'a Nerd
laaaal for saws tells you
iiau now. ana wuen to Dtauu
' Beul Free. (Jet It. Address
O. M. PERRY CO.,
Id lb Circuit Court of the State of Orefon for
(,'lsi ksmss county
Llr.il N. Conner, plaintiff, va. Burl Conner, de-
To hurl Censer, abovo iiamod defendant'
In the nsme of the Blste of Ortcnn, you are
hereby summoned slid required lo be and ap.
ix'sr in the above entitled suit and court on or
before Hie first dny of trie net renulsr term of
S'lld court. tr-u It: the l.'.lli dny of Anrll A. I),
l-ttfi. slid nuftwer the colnpl'ilnl fllml hh Itimi you
In the above entitled suit, ami If you full to so
answer the plHlnlllt will nnnly to ine court for
the relief flemnnden In tlie coinplHlnt, whteh
relief Is fo- the dissolution of the nnirrifige con
tract now exlstlnir heiweeii pUlmlfr and de
fendant herein Vou are further notified thnt
tills sitrnriioiiK in this suit Is served upon you
by puhlleutloii ,y nider. deled November 9.
Wit, of Hon. T. A Melirlde. Judireof s.,rl court.
f. t. f'OKTKIt, Atty. for I'lslntlfr.
Dated Jan. n. 1X1)5. 2 18-15.
Qfegon Citj Hospital,,
Conveniently of bcwhh ami loumuit lot'ntoil.
Frvo from the noitte and tltint of the city.
Skillful liurnoHSftil rvrry cunveiiiciico of a firttt
' ' C'lllHH llOHpitlll.
Ample room that pativiit inny lmvo quiet
iiohh and rent. HtM'ciitl rooiim
Services of the bent liy nioiutifi of tho county
Address, MISS M. E. LIIBKER, SUPT. ij
OWICUON CITY, OH. A
QO YOU NEED f
DOORS, WINDOWS, MOULDING,
Or Building Material?
Go to C- H. BESTOW-
1-owent cash priced ever olllred for
FIRST - CLASS GOODS,
AIho combination wiro and picket fence,
HARTMAN - STEEL - PICKET - FENCE.
And best farm fencing tnado. Prices to suit hard titneg.
Shop Opp. Congregational Church,
MAIN STREET, OREGON CITY.
In theclreult court ofthe Hlate of Oregon for
the county of Clarkam s, a.
Adam Oniric, tilulnllff, vs. Annie E Quick, de
fendant To Annie E. Quirk, aald defendant:
In the name of the Htate of Oreann. von are
, hereby required to appear and answer tne com
pisininien asrainst you in inn snore ontttien
suit on the third Mondsv In April, A. I). Jul
helns the 15th day of ssfd month, and said day
belt i the first day of the next regular tnrm of
said court, fallowing tho expiration of the time
prescribed in the order of publication of this
eumn.nns made by said court. And II you fall
to appear and answer said complaint plaintiff
will apply to the court for the relief demanded
In the complaint, to-wlt: The dissolution of
the marriage cnntrot existing between yoo and
plaintiff and deorea of absolute dlvoro from
yrtu, and for such other and limber relief aa Is
met In the premises, published by order of
Hon. Thos. A, Mollrlde, Judge of said court,
duly made on the 7th day of January, A. D.
imi ). H. DYE, Atty. for Plaintiff
Pattd Jan. 12, Wtis. 118:2 22
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