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Oregon City Enterprise.
Published Every Krldoy.
rriLISHKR AND PKOI'KIKTOH.
Ou ywir, 13 00
Sumonlha, . (W
Trial aulwcrlptton two numtha, la)
A dlaooutt of 50 cent on all aubarrlptlona for
ne yrar, a cDla (or tlx moniha, 11 Mid iu
AdTertlitoi rta iTa on application.
toured at the Poat Offlc In Oregon City, Or.,
u aecond claw natter.
ject-lcaaon of tli fact winch Ool. (lrtfii
seeks to enforce. In tine iUle the coitlintl
lty of good roaiU coitUI he neon mi through
the county system. If the proier spirit be
rouapd In towm and villages, the problem
will be ipeedily and satialaotorily solved.
FOR BETTER TIMES.
FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 18i.
AQKNT8 FOR THE ENTERPRISE.
f rk Place,
Dr. T. B. Thomas
Oarar A Wlaainirer
U J. Trulllnger
W. 8. Newberry
F. L. RiiKaell
T. SI. Croas
J. 0. Gar.
C. T Howard
R. M. Cooper
E. M. Hartman
J. C. Klliott
Mrs. W. M. Mclntyre
Geo. J. Currin
Mrs. M. J. Hammer
"The way to bnlld np Oregon
Oijf l to rlre Oregon City people yonr
VALUE OF GOOD ROADS.
The good roam movement is gradually
paining strength throughout the country,
and the question is being discussed in all
manner of gatherings. The people at last
arv realizing that good roads are essential to
their prosperity and that money put into
tbem is an investment well made. Har
per's Weeklv has been especially active in
supporting the good roads movement, and
the following article from that paper con
tains much that is of interest to the workers
for belter roads:
There are few subjects more important to
the farmers of this country, and, indeed to
all men who transport their merchandise in
wagons, than the subject of good roads,
The country may be said to be just waking
np to the value of roads over which heavy
burdens may be moved with an economical
expenditure of force, but the intelligent
movement w hich began less than ten years
ago is gathering strength and impetus year
by year, and it is not likely to' die out so
long as single first-rate road remains as an
object lesson of the gain in money of such
constructions to those whose business or
recreation makes them tbe users of country
To the wheelmen a good deal of tbe enthu
siasm of road reform is to be credited. Thev
have worked constantly and enthusiasti
cally for tbe enactment of laws facilitating
road building, for the extended use of the
bicycle is impossible unless tbe old dirt'
road muddy in wet weather, and lull of
ruts and holes, as well as breeder of choking
dust in dry weather is replaced by the
Macadam or Telford way, with its hard,
well-crowned surface and adequate drain
age. But the influence of the wheelmen
and pleasure-drivers is not to be compared
with that which might be exerted by the
men whose business requires the transport
ation of heavy loads from tlier farms and
shops to the railroad stations or their cus
Colonel Francis Vinton Greene has re
cently delivered an address on the subject
of good roads in the Buttertield Practical
Course at Union College. In the course of
his remarks he showed that while Massa
chusetts annually expends ra a mile on
roads outside of cities, New Jersey, $13, and
New York, $.10, tbe averace expenditure in
the other states is much less. If it is only
$18 a mile, this means a total annual ex
penditure throughout the country of $20,
000,000, and much the larger part of Ibis vast
sum is literally thrown away on roads that
are not only the cause of vexation and dis
comfort to those who drive over them, but
tbat entail actual loss upon those who are
compelled to carry their goods over them to
tbe market or to the railway stations.
The enormous drain made by bad roads
on our resources was estimated by Colonel
Greene, and bis figures will not be doubted
by any one who has paid any attention to
the subject. He said: " It bus been proved,
riot only by mechanical experiment but by
actual test, that the same force which draws
one ton on a muddy earth road will draw
four tons on a haid Macadam road. On the
new roads of New Jersey loads of four to
five tons are habitually drawn by a two-
borse team. This effects a saving of fully
three-fourths of the cost of hauling to the
station, and reduces the cost of road trans,
portation from 30 cents to VA cents per ton
per mile. What this saving amounts to
may be imagined when it is known that the
New York Central railroad carries nearly
$20,000,000 tons of way freight in a year. If
this is hauled only two miles by road, to or
from the station, and a saving of 22J4 cents
per ton per mile could be effected, it would
mean a total saving of $0,000,000."
In other words, the question of roads in
many of our agricultural communities is a
question of farming at a loss or a profit.
And there is not a community or a town in
the thicKly settled parts of the country that
cannot provide itself with thoroughly good
highways bv anticipating its road taxes for
fifteen or twenty years. Money borrowed
on fifteen or twenty year bonds, to be paid
off from the annual read taxes, would be
sufficient for the work in each locality,
while the expenditure would involve little,
if any, increased taxation. The plan that
is here suggested has been tried In towns in
New York, and it is noticeable that every
good piece of road that has been con
structed in these communities increases.the
sentiment in favor of spending money in
this way. A good road is an admirable ob-
That the bottom has been reached and
business is now on the gain ii apparent to
those who have kept watch on the financial
and Industrial conditions ot the country.
As yet the improvement is not noticeable to
any extent on this Coast, but It will not be
long until business will begin to revive here
as It Is now in the Fast. Of the general re
vival now at hand in the Fast the 8t. Umli
Globe-Democrat has the following cheering
account to give:
Tbe advance in prices which has taken
place in the past five weeks Is decidedly sig
nificant. Almost every Important com
modily is higher than it was at the close of
February. Wheat, com. cotton, pig iron,
pork and petroleum have gone up in this
period. So, too, have the shares of the lead
log roads. Prices of some of those articles
and stocks are higher now than they were
before in twelve months. Silver has ad
vanced faster and farther than almost any
other thing dealt In on the speculative ex
changes. A few articles have either re
mained stationary in price or have fallen
slightly, but the general drift is strongly in
the upward direction, and promises to con
This is one of tbe Indications ot a renewal
of financial confidence and of an improve
ment in trade. The advance in prices is
due to the increased demand, which itself
is caused by the general opinion that all of
the adverse factors have been removed or
have virtually spent their force, bentimeut
counts for much in finance and business, as
it does in most other matters. When a large
element of the people begin to be convinced
that trade is about to improve, the day of
improvement is closest hand. It isevideut
that the people in general are in this hue
ful mood. They can give good reusons, too,
for the faith that is in them. All the condi
tions that induced the panic have vanished.
Tbe silver law of 1I0 has been dead a year
and a half, tbe inflations in values have dis
appeared, and the business care.essness due
to the long period of prosperity has been
cured by the adversity which followed.
A Kunaway-NurcMful Miller-New
date for MlnlitartaJ Motors,
Tin law passed by the last legislature re
quiring plaintills in justice court cases to
give bonds to pay the costs is an excellent
measure, as it prevents irresponsible tersons
from commencing frivolous suits. The too
frequent practice in such cases is to render
judgment against the party who is able to
pay the costs, regardless of tbe merits of the
case. Vancouver Independent.
The justices courts of Oregon also need
a check put on, similar to the one Washing
ton has lately adopted, for too frequently
the decision of the justice is biased by fear
that he may lose his fees.
Mfi.iNo, April 8. Last evening Kd. ltow
man whleoul riding In his buggy stopped
to call on K. It. Coowr. Trusting the old
gray horse, he didn't hllch Mm. Later on
the horse became Impatient and started lor
home. Kd. started after and waa about to
overhaul t'e horse which had got Into a
sweeping trot, when a cow brute was passed
by the horse, and when Kd. came rushing
up he frightened the animal which light
ened the old gray, and then a runaway waa
the result. Kd. has been on the sick Hat all
winter, and although he made a good race
in chasing a runaway horse he larked for
breath and had to give It up. The damage
was not serious, a shaft, t dashboard, and a
few other small breaks being the extent.
C. T, Howard has built up a good local
trade in the milling business, brinies his
flour is liked better than flour made by large
Making garden has become the order ot
Jack Palmer passed through here today
moving to Idaho.
John Lewis, a young man formerly well
known bv many In this neighborhood, sur
prised his friends by occupving the pulpit
of Key. Conner at the grange hall lat night
He was not a member of the church when
he was h-re. Last night was his first ser
mon. H did well for a beginning ami
manifested a power in preaching by the
good attention his audience gave him.
Joe Daniels and Frank Putsch atarted to
day for the lower Columbia to engage In
Oeo. Mallatt is going to Kastern Oregon
this summer for hie health.
A social dance will be given at lion man's
ball on Saturday evening, April :U Ad
mission 25 cents.
Oxiof Philadelphia's steam railways is
about to compete with the trolley lines for
passenger travel to Gernunlown, six miles
from the city. The steam road will reduce
its rates 40 per cent, making the cost ol the
trip 7 cents, and wiil run fifteen trains be
tween the two points. The fare on the
slower trolley lines is 5 cents. This new de
parture will be watched with interest by
railroad men generally.
No invention has ever taken possession
of a market so rapidly as the typewriter.
Sales of the machine in eleven years have
amounted to aiioot $.!n.00i,"00. The only :
thing that can tie said against their use is
that eople write more letters than when
the pen was the instrument of expressing
thought and feeling.
The following is the list of letters remain
ing in the post office at Oregon City, Oregon,
1:30 P. M., April 10. 1805:
Allen, Chas 8
Eagle Greek Not,
r.Aing CwtK, April 9.-Ch ii rch aervicea
were held at the school house Sunday even
ing. There was a good attendance for it
was the first thing In the religions line bad
in this community for some considerable
length ot time. Kev. Ciinimlngs otltclatcd.
The debating society is still going at full
blast. Large crowds gather to listen and
participate iu the witty sayings which some
of our members are particularly gifted In
Misses I. line Wilcox and Grace Smo.it
were the honored guests of Miss Itath and
Cass Simpson last Sunday.
II. Willx-m and Dr. Smith went to Ore
gon City last Sunday.
.Mrs. Stallbrd is viaiting old friri.ds at
School is progressing nicely under the su
pervision of Mr. Welch,
Farmers are busy planting tatoea when
the weather will permit.
E. II. Clements was out Monday looking
after his business interests.
linen, Jesse Kullsch, Aug
Church, J O Marquarson, H
Dillon, Bishop Mavheld, W
Gilford, A A McCrary, 8 J
Bohlander Grace Jones, Miss Mary
Esray Ella Jobnes, Jane
Foster, Bertie II Olson, Amy
Grand, Caroline Walker, Mary
If called for state when advertised.
8. R, GREEN, P
Wilsonvillx, April 1. The good weather
seems to have come back for awhile and the
farmers are improving the time as much as
possible. Mostoi them have their hop poles
set, but very few have commenced their
spring seeding yet.
The larger part of the potato crop has
been sold, also the onion crop. Bass Bros.
Sold a car load of potatoes last week at a
Road -upervisor Calkins is getting the
scrapers together preparatory to working on
the roads. The roads will surely stand im
provement in some places.
M. O. Young sold three beeves to the
Sherwood butcher last week.
Mr. Fischer has taken the contract of
straightening up Graham's hop house,
which was considerably damaged by the
Wm. Graham is home from Bulom for the
Miss Kate Graham is home on a visit.
Mrs. and Miss Wagner went down to
Portland Friday on the Toledo to visit Mrs.
Wagner's mother, Mrs. Schtilpiiis, who is
going east in a few days
Mrs. Nannie liniley has gone to the East
to visit friends.
Willie Hchlickeiser was taken to the hos
pital in Portland to be treated for the rheu
matism which has troubled him for the past
Herman Bass has been confined to the
house with a sore throat for the past week,
We are glad to state that Mrs. W. F.
Young is improving nnd will be able to be
around again in a short time: also Mrs.
Brubst is improving in health.
Mr. Peff'cr has In a new schute at his
Wilsonville is getting to be quite a busi
ness place. Icklia.
Smyrna, April 8. Sevier Hoop is trim
ming the large orchard on his place. Seller
has the largest ilrv house this neighbor
hood and turns otT an abundance of dried
fruit in its season.
The saw mill here was turned into a pul
ley factory for a lew days last w eek, it fur
nishing Mr. Zimmerman, the tanner or
Needy, the necessarv wheels for his steam
Will Hoop has adorned his premises with
a wood shed and picket fence.
Rev. E. P. Hughes, in charge of the Con-
grt'KStlnnal church work here, expect to
begin a series of meetings tomorrow even
ingto continue throughout the week.
The Sunday school is practicing for an
Easter service next Sunday.
We regret to learn that Mrs. Milton Hay
cock, formerly of this neighborhood, is In
very K)or health at her home near Spring
Hill, lumhill county. Ju.na.
For Inducements in LANDS Never lielbro Ottered.
A RRICHT lnf Notwithstanding tint ilnprt'ssod tlinoa which tho whole
A DlMuIll I Oy y country has boon haying for llie punt two yearn, Harlow
lias continued to grow, etoadily Ami milmtniilliilly through nil the (Iroproaalon and our
people aro now awake with renewed llrinness and muv expect to see grunt developments
iu the near futures. Among (lie many Improvements which will come, In a short Unit) are
the following: Creamery, now under way, with cupmnty lor six hundred cows, (evap
orator and Wood Working Factories, which will follow llile year. There In also ft
a company now being formed aa a Building and Loan AiwocUtlim. The purpose ot tlila
company Is to soli real tmtutu with or without liulldliigs, to suit purchasers, Tim you
eve a man with moderate moans can obtain home of from one acre to 20, at reason
able prices, by paying down ono-tlilrd of tint purchase price and balance In email Install
ments, by the month, quarter or year. If the purchaser la liniitod for capital, the com
pany will erect buildings and only clmrge the actual cost o( the Improvements to the price
of the land. The llrst payment to lie ten per cent of the purvlinsii price. Never before
liai there been an opportunity for a oor man to obtain a homo on such reeeonalila
terms, and it Is expected through this great Inducement to see a number of people take
advantage of the olfcr. For Fruit, Hope, (iiuln and other Agricultural products no
place liasi its equal Inducements given any manufacturing Industry, Fur further
particulars call ou or write for circulars, pamphlets, etc,, to
BARLOW & CO., BARLOW, OGN.S
OR. J. H. MCLEAN'3
AN ANT1DOTK Foil
Exhaustion. l.nof Apneilta, liir Rplrlti,
biumacu MckuttMi aud liyNMjuia.
Pleasant to the ttr and a favorite tonic with
UieladlPa. 1'rk-cSl. bold bjr allriruitxlru
THE DR. J. H. MCLEAN MED. CO
ST. LOUIS, MO.
For sale bv ('. Ii. Huntley, druggist.
IT CAN NOT BURN OUT
Hut arTonts asfe and tellable tinniraurs in all
Kleven years ol n n ! r 1 1 ! nr erliv. A divid
end ld to It. tiocklmldcra aiiiiinilly since ur
KMiiUaUoit, STATE INSURANCE CO
OF HALliM, OU.
The nnly Oreirnti f)re liiKiirniireroiniiniiv ever
mallilKfd on arlelillrlc tire lll.uriuien prlni'l
plea. A llntteiliia l:icrvnae III at-l and net
U Dire with Hen. (leo () Itlnearmii.
Jnggar Bld'g, Main Bet. 7 &. 8.
Andrew (J. Mdlntcti, Auent
For Orexon fit y and ('larluinna Comity
irfThe "State" laaiiea the mml llderal farm
pnllrjr Hew laaned ell the rfiaal-
Clakkks, April 8. Utv. Mcl.ain will
preach in the school bouse the second Sun
day in May.
There was a drama show at the Highland
ball last rriday evening. The proceeds
went lo help build a hall for the grange.
Lizzie Grace of Kalamath, li here visiting
Elmer Lee is hauling poles for their Imps.
Our school is progressing nicely tinder the
management of Mr. Darling.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee gave a party last Friday
evening in honor of their son Harrv's2lst
birthday. About twenty-five were present.
Old people who requite medicine to
regulate the bowels and kidneys will
find the true remedy in Electric Hitters.
This medicine does Rtimulate and con
tains no wliixkey nor other intoxicant,
but acts as a tonic and alterative. It
act mildly on the Htomavh and bowels,
adding strength and Kv'ngtotie to the
organs, thereby aiding Nature in the
performance of the functions. Klectric
Hitters is an excellent appetizer and
aids digestion. Old people find it just
what they need. Price fifty cents per
bottle at Charman's & Co., druggist,
Charman Bros, block.
Something for nothing. Everyone
who buys a Kand-McXally (inide stands
insured in the Fidelity A Casualty Co
for $1000, without charge. Subscribers
insured continuously. For sale by all
and HAIR GOODS
A new nml cl('j,'ttnt
Come and Get Our Prices.
Qfegon City Hogpital
Lj Conveniently of noeess nnd nleiiHuit lorn toil
li Krei) frotn the noise Mini tliist of the ritv. ii
fcj ' A
Skillful nurses nml every ronvenienre of a first n
V elnsM luiHiiif nl. ri
V ' 'A
i Ample room tlmt patients may lmvo quint- i
y, nofs nml rest. Sinriitl rooms tj
iv! r... i.i;..u A
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fj Services of tlio ls't pliysieiitns of tlie county fj
rj in uiieiiuiiiiii', d
tj TICWMH WICAHONAIIUC. rj
V Address, MISS M. E. LIIBKER, SUPT. jj
(i OUKtiON CITY. OU. Ii
mm Ml BE!!!
Shoes given away at the Eastern Shoe Store.
To every one who buys $4 worth at once,
cheaper than the same can be bought
anywhero olse In Oregon, I will uivo one
pair froo of my own selection.
I Kip buckle, f .!K)
Kip tap sole, 1 (hi
Kip liigdi cut,. . .
A Kip tap
Oil drain Cong,
Satin Cnlf line,
wur (iieciiii fipaiiiMi ismlor L'lic
Ix'gliorn Flats ,")c
Feathers Dyed and Cleaned.
All Kinds of Hair Work Mad
220 First Street, Portland.
Stark St. Restaurant
M. F. BOHLE, - - Proprietor
Uood (,'ollee a Hperinltv. Oysters in
2.12 Stark street, Portland.
Received a gold medal and diploma
at St. Louis Convention of
Third and Morrison Streets,
Frequently accidents occur in the
household which causes burns, cuts,
sprainn unl bruises; log line in such
cases I)r. J. II. McLoan'a Volcanic Oil
Liniment has for many years been the
constant favorite family remedy. For
sale by C. G. Huntley, druggist.
Complete stock of
Crockery Tinware and Notions.
First class goods ..
... Low Prices ...
From all accounts Chamberlain's
Coutfh Remedy is a Godsend to the
afllicted. There is no advertisement
about this; we just feel like saying it.
The Democrat, Carrolton, Kentucky.
For sale by Geo. A. Harding.
C. A. McMILLAN, Prop.
(tcenmao soottjuj Powaers.
For Children Cutting their Tieth.
IN USE OVER FIFTY YEARS.
Iilln fwtrlth Htat, prtiwir fit: CoHuililont. ana1
prnvv a tialthy tuti of tht eonmtutloH
. . . turlnt) tht ptrlot ot tnthtnq.
Satin Calf strong, l.fir,
Kip Hoots tap, l..r)()
Heavy tup Hoots .00
Porpoise Calf water proof.. . 2.70
Fine Satin Culfopcru, 2.00
Borough Cong fine 1.7.ri
I Kip nailed tap 1.40
I Kip buckle, K"
Oil Grain lace, 1.10
Kin verv durable ... 1 -l.r.
Kip high cut laco 1.50
Kip Boots durable. ,
Small Boys' button, 85; Kip to 1.20
A. C0LKS, Kastern Shoe Store.
Pebble Grain buttoi 1.00
Pebble Grain Better button,. I..'t5
Glove Grain good, l.!!,r
Oil Grain button, 1.U5
Fine Kil button tip :':t
Fine Kid good opera, 2.00
Knl sitiare tip 2.00
Good hI rung Kid tip 2.50
Kid Kasy Congress, 1 3i)
Kino Kid Oxford I.:t5
Calf Glazed lace, 1.155
Pebble Grains , 1.10
Pebblu Grains Pat. tip " 1.15
Glove Grain,. 1.15
Good Kid tip 1.00 to 1.50
Kid tip button 70 to 1.35
Pebble Grain good 75 to 1 .00
Baby's Kid 20 to .35
I'. 0. Building:, Oregon City, Or.
A Tenderloin Steak Givcn,
When asked for, or any other kind of incut domrcd,
exactly a ordered. A specialty of
First Class Slall Fed Meals.
Small profits and big saleH
is asked at Oregon City's
New Meat Market..
is my motto. A trial
J. K. KONKLE, PROP.
Near Court House Corner.
POULTRY YARDS. . . .
Plymouth Rocks, Wyandotts, Light Brahmas
.crown ana wnite .Leghorns.
.... Prizes Winning Strains ....
Stock this Season Better than Ever anri Prims Uu,
My (locks are counted tho bcHt in tho North
been for eighteen years. Eggs;' 1 setting, $2.50; 2 settings, fl.
for catalogue. Address,
J. M. GARRISON,
Lock Box 335. Forest Grove, Or.