Oregon City Enterprise. Published Every Friday. CHAS. MESERVE, PrBLlSIIKR AND I'ROrBIKTOH.' AUB8CKIPTION RATES. On year, Six months, frtil tuWrlritlAti 1 00 24 wo months, X ceuu (or six momhs, II paid lu A dlsroutt of SO cents on all subnerlpllona lor e year, vsnre. oe year, advance Advertising rates given on application. Entered at the Pool Office In Oregon City, Or., as second clasa natter. FKIDAY, FEBRUARY 22. 1895. Vndkk the new Management of (.'has. M. Sliortrldire the Sn Francisco Call lias dis continued (he premium business anil here after (he Call will rely on its merit a.i newspaper rather than on Rift books, euro nios, pianos, etc., to buiKI up its auhsr-rlp-tion list. The premium business has been carried ao far by many papers that it lias become nothing more than a dike gamo to work the public anil it Is now being aban doned by ninny of the leading newspapers of the country. A0KNT8 FOR THK K.NTEKPKISK. Oswego, Canby, Clackamas, atllwaukie, Union stills. Aims. Meadow Brook. Mew Era, WilSODTlll. Park Place, Barlow, Gladstone, Stafford, Mullno. Cams, Molalla. SJarquam, SuuevUie Aurora, Orville. - Kajcle Creek, Bunnyside, Damascus, Sandy, Balnibn, Currinsville, Cherry ville, Marmot, . 0. Gate. Howard 0. W. Proaaer tieaHnlftht A. Mather Gary 4 Isalnger ti j. irouinger . 8 Hramhall Chas Hnlman W.B.Newberry - Henry Mtley Hamilton & Washburn . Mrs. 0. A. Sheppard t. M. Cross - J. C. T B. M. looper Annie Stubbt. B, M. Hartman B. Jennlnfa - r. Uiesy h. J renin H. Wilbern John Welsh J. C. Elliott F. Guttsoh Mrs. W. M. Mclntyre Geo. J. Currin Mrs. M. J. Hammer Adolph Aschort ' The war to build op Oireon City la to rlTe Oregon City people yonr patronage. COHXEE J,V GOLD. With gold the only medium of exchange and it controlled by only a few men, the governments of the world would be at their mercy. Of the predicament that Secretary Carlisle is in, in preparing for the loan he is boat to make, the San Francisco Bulletin has the following to say : " A curious state of a flairs was disclosed by the conference between Secretary Carlisle and the ways and means committee over tbe proposed new loao. Mr. Carlisle did not want the date upon which the gold was to be deliv ered made public, because the parties who bare taken the loan fear that if the dates are known tbe gold of the world may be cornered against then). If Mr. Carlise had talked an hour he could not bave said as much in favor of bimetalisro as be said in making this admission. It appears that a lew gold speculator bave tbe power to cause a rise or fall In the money which is the basis of credits in all the great commer cial countries of the world. If tbe gold speculators can corner the gold market against tbe United States tbey can do so against any European country that might need gold. In tbia way money could be made to rise or fall to the great profit of speculators, but with corresponding losses to commercial and industrial interests. An essential condition of prosperity is that money shall bave a steady value. And money in tbe true sense of the word means money of ultimate redemption. There is in fact no more money in the world than the part of the wbole which will be accepted in payment of debts. Tin New York (State Agricultural society last year paid in purses lor races f-'l.iS:! and fur premiums on siiricultaral and Indus trial productions $t,;i?J. The amount paid out by Ihe Oregon state fair was in about tbe same proportion, but reversed, tb larger sum going to the race track and (he smaller amount to the farmers and manu facturers exhibit. Sometime tbe farmers of this state may decree a change in years to come. Ok next Monday will take place Ihe an nual school meeting in the various school districts in this county. As to what tbe schools will be doing the coming year will be decided by the kind of men put in for di rectors. Clackamas county has the reputa tion of having about Ihe best schools of any county in the state, and this high standard should be kept up and tbe schools made till belter. Gs-hnaky has fallen into line iii favor of bimetalisni. The reicbstag has passed a resolution calling for another international conference to consider the question. Ger many. France and the United Slates could come pretty near settling the matter even if England were inclined to hold aloof. The new premier of France, Ribot, has declared himself in favor of bi-metallism. If the two greatest republics in the world, France and the I'niled States, will join hands on this issue it will not lake long to restore silver lo its legitimate ose as money. Seattle Fost-Intelligencer. Thi Portland Paily Sun having proved such a success the management have under taken to get out a weekly edition and issued the first number last week. It is a very creditable paper and will doubtless lake with the people. THE SCHOOL DIRECTOR. PEOPLE TO ELECT. Senator Mitchell bus been trying strenu ously to have a bill passed in congress pro viding for a constitutional amendment to have United States senators elected by the people. Iu tbe senate his bill was reported on adversely by the committee on privileges and elections. A minority report was sub mitted, however, signed by Senators Tur pie, Palmer and Mitchell. In this report it is slated that " Ihe object is to place one de partment of the government wholly in the control of tbe people The legislative or law-making department of tbe government . ought, in our opinion, to be so placed. The laws of the United States are made by con cress and in behalf of the people. It is a matter therefore of the highest importance that the law-makers in both branches of the national legislature should be chosen by the people." A majority of the senators are opposed to allowing the people to vole on their re election, for but few of tbem enjoy tbe honor that Senator Mitchell has of being able to, if senators were elected by the pop ular rote, carry bis state by a handsome majority. It will be a long number of years before United States senator) are elected by a direct vote of the people. Fifty dollars a month is a fair estimate of the amount of trade that comes to Ore gon City from south of the Molalla. This sum is so small that many may doubt the accuracy ot the statement, but it is true. In years gone by Oregon City had a large and prosperous trade with that part of the county. Tbe cause of the decline in this trade is apparent. Tbe roads leading from that section to Oregon City have been get ting worse year by year, thus making it im possible for farmers to market their pro duce in this city; consequently they do not come here to trade. Canny, Barlow, Wood bnrn and other railroad towns, have secured this trade. The roads to these places bav ing no heavy grades, and being through an open, thickly settled country, are passable more than half of the year for loaded teams, thus having the advantage of the roads leading to Oregon City. Tbe merchants of these towns, with this slight advantage In roads, bave by their rustle and push gained all the trade formerly held by Oregon City notwithstanding they have nearly double Ihe freight rates that Oregon City merchants pay. 'If Oregon City is to regain her lost trade active measures will bave to be taken to get better roads leading to thisssection of the county. The Northwest Electrician, of Tacoma, says there are prospect of an electric line being built between that city and Seattle this coming summer. To the Editor: On the first Monday of next month the taxpayers of this slate will meet and elect by ballot a school di rector in each of the different school dis tricts. In view of this fact I wnle this arti cle on the school director question. The old adage, " as the teacher, so is the school'" might aptly be changed so as to read, " as the school board so is the teach er," and consequently so la the school. An incompetent board will more than likely hire an incompetent teacher, (for we have a few such), and get a retrograding school. Many of our school boards are composed of persons who know nothing of the require ments of the school, and as little of the es sential qualifications of the teacher. About Ihe only qualification of this latter person age which can be grasped by the shallow minds of such a board is the qualification of cheapness. A fneud of mine not long since addressed a letter of inquiry to the clerk of one of our largest country schools concern ing the spring lerm. The reply was, "send in your application and price." As this in dividual was not devoted to the abominable habit of underbidding, it is needless to say he sent in neither application nor price. This school board, unless tbe election places upon the board a wide-awake, up-with-lhe-liniesman in the spring will probably hire the teacher whose offer is cheapest. They will get a poor teacher, but in the blindness of their ignorance, because the teacher gets along with no trouble, they will herald him abroad as an excellent teacher. On school matters tbey are as blind as bats on a mid summer day. We want on our school board men alive to the necessities of our school system, disposed to raise and main tain the work, and who are competent by their own education and good judgment to determine the class of work done and what course is best for the school. Tbe law re quires the director to visit the school at least once a month. If he is incompetent his yisit is- of no benefit; but if be is the right kind of a director, be observes care fully the system and discipline of the school the methods of the teacher, and the work of the pupils. He looks after tbe sanitary condition of the buildings. lie takes ad vantage of bis privilege to advise and recom mend. Some of our teachers will not do systematic work unless it ii required of them, and our director will state plainly to his teacher what work is expected to be done. The third term of school I ever taught there was on the board a man of this kind. He stated to me what he wanted done in the school; 1 did it, and it was the best training I ever received. You wanton your school board the brainiest, most energetic, and most wide-awake man yon have in your neighborhood, whose business tact and business judgment are to be relied on. Not, as is sometimes the case, the man who, though presumed to be honest and upright, is too ignorant to judge whether the teacher is qualified or not, too ignorant to be aware of the distinction in certificates and what it means. It is becoming plainer every day that no essential progress can be made In the school without a board capable of com prehending the points to be made. In fact the board should be capable of taking the initiative in such matters, and when their teacher proposes advancement should not handicap him by senseless opposition. Tbere are school boards that are a stench in the nostrils of the community. They are elected bv popular vole, and too often the position is sought as a means of secur ing popularity. Men, often too Ignorant to tell tbe difference between a good school and a political primary seek and get the po sition, only to sbow sensible people by their first move their imbecility and utter unfit ness. In the country, this first unwise step is generally the screwing down of the teacher's wages and the hiring ot the cheap est teacher who offers himself. Yet there are in every county district men of the right stripe who are willing to give the school the attention deserved, who will hire competent teachers, and such men are found on many of our boards. Tliedlsttncllon between th school of which he is director and (he other can be plainly seen in the teachers' reports. Tho most serious abuse of (he system Is in Ihe city. There Ihe pollllciun makes It very often a stepping alone lo something vise. Ha serves three years gratis as dl rector, and as a reward asks for a higher position. This would be all right If he were a competent director, but bis associa tions compel him lo make the school board a raukpolitical machine. The taxpayers vole their money lavishly for th schools, but the board so directs lis expenditure as (o benefit th machine. Favoritism and " deals" govern Ihe apHlntmeuta; one end of the deal being the political Influence of the teacher's relatives, the other, (he ap pointment. Th " SHiils of olllce ' svsleni, with its corruption, baa extended too Inrits InMuenc Into many of our schools. Tbe Oregonlan has long ranted about a mythical school ring. Tber la none but there should be. Teachers should unite lo correct these grievances, to proteot them selves against the mossbacked country dl-1 rector, or the "cheap teacher," and to break the power of this political octopus of the cilv. One slep we can all make for the advance ment of tbe cause is the doing of a little Ju- diciouscanvassing fur soma competent cill sen of your district between this time and Ihe tune of tbe school meeting. Select Ihe man who has taken most interest In your school and if be is qualified and of solid character, recommend his election. The reason tbe schools of Massachusetts have and still stand ao high Is that the school boards have been composed of the best men the doctor, the merchant, (he minister, or substantial educated farmer in the small places, men capable of grasping the educa tional problems. The teacher may posses the true professional spirit and may render the most devoted service, yet a weak or po litically disposed board will seriously retard the work. Let us, If we wish good schools, put our best men on our school boards and make them responsible for Ihe condition of the school. Maoibtsk. THE WOMEN PROTEST. To the Editor: We, the undersigned matrons of Damascus Orange, believing as we do that we bav just as much Interest in good roads as our husbands, wish to speak a good word for this much neglected dis trict. Thousands of dollars bave bean paid in taxes from Damascus precinct and w bav only bad a few hundred dollar grudg ingly doled out to us for our roads and the most of that has been used where It could be of no benefit to the people of this pre cinct or to the traveling public at large. The mail route from Portland to Eagle Creek passes through the Damascus district and this road should bave been graded and made good all the way from Portland to Eagle creek. Multnomah county did her part and made tb road good op to th Clackamaa county line; from there to Dam ascus a distance of three miles and a half it la almost impossible to get the. mail through op horse back a good portion of the winter. But no amount of petitioning from this district for help from our county court has been of much benefit to ua up to this time. But we believe a start has been made in tbe right direction at last in a lointing a practical engineer to suerinten and lay out the roads and the work on them and we do hope we shall have something done for our road soon. After leaving Ihe Multnomah county hn there are four bad hills on this road, two o which could be made passible without very great out lay or money . 1 he bills are namely the Boone Johnson hill, Winston hill, Shorick hill and Fagalda bill. These are all within a few miles of each other and and are the only bills on this road. W hope our county engineer will give them his earliest attention and see to it that thi mail route is made good from tbe county line to Wilburna. We bave one of th finest sections in Clackamas county if w could only bave our roads improved. W bave churches and schools, a daily mail one good flouring mill, two chop mills, one saw mill and a live grange, who intend building a two story hall tbia coming summer. There is a prospect of a tannery and tile factory being started here this year, As an act of simple justice to this Dam ascus district, we ask of our Hon. County Court and county engineer that at least one road in this district may be improved this year; that all our roads be straightened ai relocated where uecessary lor the public good ; that all obstruction be removed from county roads and all be made of a uniform width. When this is done we can all speak with pride of our roads and our improved road aystem and not feel a perfect horror at the thought of taking a trip to town over Ihe roads as they now are. Signed, Mrs. N. A. Morton, Mrs. Mary E, Winston, Eugenia L. Morton, A. L. Gard ner, C. I. Young, Hattie Thompson, N. H Feathers, Kate Eenthers and Ella M Newell. NiatTurd News. Sta rroHP, Kelt. 1H. After almost a month of 1'n I r I y good weather ami very good roads we are once more launched oil" Into a rainy spell, and tho ronda are once more becom ing inorlar beds. Tall'. Itelchle, Esq,, has purchased a bund saw and Imtchct and Is now classed with the A I carpenters of Slall'urd and Frog Pond. Sam Mnyer has completed his picket lenc around his chicken yard. John Sclilewe has just delivered HUM ce dar 1 "is la lo J. P. Gag. Sain M user Is hauling lumber for a house he will have erected soon. Sam ia one of our bright, go-ahend buys, and will soon ho giving introductions (o "Mrs. Moser, my wile." Three weddings are on the docket for neit month, hut for fear we may obtrude we will not mention any names. Sharp Bros, are gcttlim out (he timbers lo rebuild their barn on the site occupied by the on that was destroyed ny lira last fall. The dance at John Mayes' hall laa Thurs day night was, a far a entertainment goes, a complete success, but a little financially. Miss Minnie Joehnkv a school at the Mountain Itoad district will close Friday, Ihe !ttd Inst., ami an entertainment will lie given In ihe evening. Miss Joehnke has tauifht a very successful term of school and will pari from us with many wishes for her future success. Henry fcichala la hammering pickets onto his fenc. Mrs. Ornnde, wife of Itev, Joseph Gronde, arrived from Texas last Monday accomp tiled bv their two children. Phillip Baker's family are slowly Improv ing from their recent attack ol Inflamma tory rheumatism. Miss Mary Welsaciiborn departed for Glencoe on Monday lo spend a month, after which she will make a short slay at home before . We I'm, ITT r.T.TTT T T.T.r J Qregon Citjj Hospital... ...GLADSTONE PARK... Conveniently of iicet'sn and pleasant located. Free from tho noise and dust of the city. Skillful mi rem and every convenience I'lllHH hospital. of a first K A tniil room that uiticnttt tuny have noss mid rent. Hix'cml roomH quiet- for Indies. Service of the lient )!iyiciiiii8 of the county in attendance. TKHMH HFCAHONAKLIC. Address, MISS M. E. LIIBKER, SUPT. OWKOON CITY. OH. S A beautiful woman must bo lieullhv, and to remain healthy and beautiful alio Bliould take I'r J. 1!. Mclx-an's Strongthin Cordial and Blood Purifier It imparts tone and flush to tho akin, vigor and pure blond; Is equally adapted lor an agea, tnitn Ilia data to thn aired. ol either aox. For sale by C. ti. Huntley, uruggtsi. Karl a Clover Kool will purify Your blood, clear your complexion, regulate your bowels and make your bend clear a a hell, '-'fx-., Me., and a dollar. For sale by lioo. A . Harding. Iji Kermesae. A 10 cent cigar for a nickel Villiumn, tbe grocer. Free Ug' fine home made pickles are on sale at E. E. Williams', Marr A ltob- ertson't, and F. T. Harlow 'a grocery aiores. FOREST GROVE POULTRY YARDS. . . . ESTBLISHED 1877. Plymouth Rocks, Wyandotts', Light Brahmas, Brown and White Leghorns. ....Prizes Winning Strains.... Stock this Season Better than Ever and Prices Lower. My Hocks arc counted tho bent in the North rnciflc, na they E. E. been (or eighteen yeurn. K.; 1 netting, t2,W; 2 gettinnH, H for catalogue. AddrcdH, J. M. GARRISON, Lock Box 335, Forest Grove, Or. hovov Svnd A dollar saved la equal to two dollar earned. Pay up your aohaciption to the Kntkki'Bihk and get ihe. tbe benefit ol tbe reduction in price. Wedding atationerv, the latest styles ami DncHt assortment ever brought to Oregon City at the Entkrfhihk olllce. County and i-ily warrant wanted by .1... f',...., I..1 l. L ' hid vuiiiuii-f i:mi uaiia. Letter List. The following is the list of letters remain ing in the post office at Oregon City, Oregon 2 P. M., February 20, 18!),rj: OKHTI.EMKN'i LIST. Burl, A Flaherty C K Fish, Tom Halen, T F Howell, Wm E Hunt, Moses Jillet, Mr Jones, J W Larkin, Arthur Lee, J B I.ulz, J Owen, E Koof, A Schwartz, Frank Baylor, 0 W Smith, Albert Hteiner, Jacob Thatcher, C J Walsh, Chas Wylle, Mr ladies' list. Peoples, Maggie Tompkins, Helen Porter, Mrs Walker, Mra Mary Smith, Mrs Warren Wilner, Miss 0 Thesner, Katie If called for state when advertised. 8. R. GREEN, P. M. Books Ikiught, Sold and Exchanged At tho Old Book Store. 260J Yamhill St. near third. Portland Or. YOU NEED f DOORS, WINDOWS, MOULDING, . Or Building Material? Go to C "What higher aim can man attain Than conquest over human pain'" DR. J. H. MCLEAN'S VOLCANIC OIL LINIMENT IS THE GREATEST CURE OF PAIN. It la a tboronghly reliable remedy for the CURE OF H. BESTOW. I.owcHt ciihIi jirices ever ollered for- FIRST - CLASS - GOODS. AIho combination wire and picket f nco, HARTMAN - STEEL - PICKET - PENCE. And bt'Ht farm fencing mado. Prid-H to suit hard titncH. Shop Opp. Congregational Church. MAIN STREET, OREGON CITY. CUTS. BURNS, SPRaiNS, lUM aaco, WOUNDS, OLD 101(1, CHAFCD SKIN. ITCH. raiNS, SCALDS, aaoisis, BLOTCH! 8. It f II A I I i SCALD H (AD, RHEUMATISM. Also for the various diseases of Horses and Cattle. Price SSo, Mcautl 1. 00 per boltle. TUB OB. J. H. Mi I.KA.V MEDICI.VE CO. ST. LOUIS. MO. For sele bv C. G. IIuntlny.drucgiHt. THREE MONTHS ABSOLUTELY FREE. Leave Doubtful Reads alone. The best are easy to (at, and coat uo more. Ask your dealer for FERRY'S SEEDS Always the beat. Known everywhere. Kerrr's Meed Annual for 1N0S talis you ' wnm, now. and wnen lo plank . ' oeui i- ree. ui iu Aauren i I. M. PERRY CO., Detroit, Mich. Hameag Wanted. A single harness ia wanted at Home Made Bakery, Bbively block. tbe Smoke the Keren esse Williams, the grocer. cigar. E. . Ot. Price's Cream Baking Powder World's Fair Highest Award. SUMMONS In the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for tiACKamas coumy Lizzie N. Conger, plaintiff, vs. Burl Connor, do lenoani. To Burl Cenger, above-named defendant: In the name of the State of Ore-ion. you are oreby summoned and required to h aud ai. nosrln the shove entitled suit and eourt on or before the first day ol tne next regular term of said court, to-Hit: the lAth (lay of April A. D. inw.aiin answer tne comniaint men ana nut you In the above entitled suit, and If you fall to so ainwer the plaintiff will amily to Ihe court for me renei uemanuea in me complaint, wnicti reuei is 101 m-nisnoiuuon oi me Diarrmga run trictnow existing between plaintiff and de fendant herein. You are further notified that this summons in this suit Is served upon you uy puoiicauon oy nruer, natea fovemDerv, livti, ol Hon. T. A MeHrliJi t h. POKTKK, Dsted Jan. 25, M95, St. Louis Globe-Democrat, Eight Paces Each Tuesday and Friday Sixteen Pages Every IWorul all comparison tho biKWist, best and liriirlitr-st news and fitmilv Joumal published. in America. Price. One Dollar a Ypar. 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Notice In hereby given, that the under signed will apnly to Die City Council of Ore gon City, Oregon, at the regular meeting in March for the continuation of a license for a saloon on Main street between rifth andBixth. J. A, MOOKK, Oregon City, Oregon, Feb, 21, 1805. roHt-Ofllcc State Be sure to use this blank. It Is worth thrae mnnthafroa nh. scrlption.