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Oregon City Enterprise.
Published Every Friday.
CH AH. ME8BUVB,
PUBMSIIKR AND PROPHIKTOR.
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FRIDAY. PKC'EMBER 11. ISM.
iOENTS FOR THE ENTERPRISE.
T. B. Thomm
, .A. slather
. Osrar Wiwlua-er
U J. Trulllniter
. - Chun Holman
W. 8. Newborry
F. L. Kuwll
T. M CniM
. J. U. Uax.
C. T Howard
. . R. M. Cooper
K. M. Hurimaa
. Henry A. pnyder
. . . LJ On lie
J. C. Klliott
Mrs. W. M. Mclntrre
Geo. J. Curnn
- Mrs. M. J. Hammer
of treasury notes ol 1W Into silver certlfl
cates until lle business of banking Is trans
ferred from the treasury to private capital
"This," says Hit president, "appenrs to he
Hie most etleotive ami direct path to neeiletl
In eoneluiiin conres la urged to ex
ercise the most rigid economy In the expen
ililure of the money It holds In trust for the
The way to build tip Wrfiron
City l to fire Ore rod lity people joor
THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE,
President CleTeland's last message to
congress is not a remarkable document. It
la much shorter than an; previous message
he has written and in it he has bad the
good judgment to leave tbe details of mat
ters pertaining to federal control to the
heads of departments, where they belong,
nd confine himself to the discussion of
nutters of national importance) upon which
legislation may be needed.
The fact that a political contest involving
morueutus consequences had been decided
by the decree of free and independent suf
frage without disturbance was taken as
abundant evidence of a determination on
the part of the people of these United Slates
to submit at all times to the verdict of the
While deploring the wonton destruction
ol homes and tbe butchery of men, women
and children, martyrs to their prolession of
tbe Christian faith, by barbarous Turkey,
and regretting tbe utter indifference of the
European nations, who have both tbe right
and power to do to. to suppress these out
rages, the president frankly admits the
helplessness of the Cnited States to do any
thing in mitigation and expresses tbe belief
that tbe present somber prospect in Turkey
will not long be permitted to oflend the
igbt of Christendom.
The Cuban question has received merited
attention and beeti thoroughly discussed,
fulfilling all the obligations of the present
administration without subjecting the in
coming president to any embarrassing fu
ture policy. Tbe question of according
belligerent rights to tbe insurgents is an
swered by pointing out that there is no civil
government to recognize. Only a purely
military insurrection, controlling more than
two-thirds of the island by armed occupa
tion, exists, and lias no organization for
civil or diplomatic purposes, with wbicb a
foreign power can treat. Tbe suggestion
that the United States buy tbe islsud is
thought worthy of consideration were there
ny evidence of willingness on the part of
6 pain to entertain such a proposal. There
teems to be nothing left for tbe United
States but diplomatic intervention to secure
peace between the only civil government In
tbe island and its rebellious subjects or an
armed intervention to assist tbe Cubans to
establish a government with which we can
treat and thereby causing war with Spain,
which could neither be large in its propor
tious nor doubtful in its issue.
The friendly offices cf Ibe United States
to bring about ace between Hpain and
tbe Cubans on the basis of home rule, mak
ing the United Htates the protector of the
Cubans against their own sovereign, have
been ignored by the Spanish government.
The duty of tbe United States to avoid the
appearance of aggression and to respect its
international obligations is dwelt upon, yet
the president admits that no other great
power would have manifested tbe same re
straint and patient endurance under similar
The loss to American commerce and
American property since this struggle began
makes an impressive exhibit, to say nothing
of tbe terrible snllering and outrage on hu
manity Incident to tbe Cuban struggle,
which is nothing more than a useless sacri
fice of human life. The president realizes
this and intimates that the time has nearly
come when intervention is demanded in the
name of humanity.
The Veneznla boundry question receives
very brief mention since tbe president
has no recommendations to make to con
gress relative to future legislation concern
Domestic affairs are treated in a business
like way, the president recommending leg
islation in some instances and defending
the policy of the administration in others.
Liberal appropriations are recommended for
naval construction and coast defenses and
the country congratulated on the possession
of vessels that e)ual the best that can be
manufactured anywhere. The abuses of
tbe postal service are pointed out and re
medial legislation urged. Tbe polity of the
administration relative to pensions is de
fended, as is also its tariff policy.
The financial policy of tbe administration
is endorsed b honest and intelligent men
of both political parties. The president
reommends the retiring of legal-tender
notes as fast at redeemed and tbe coversion
In the election ot Mr. Catinvld to the of
fice of mayor the pe-.iple of Oregon City
have secured an ofticer of whom no one can
question his ability or integrity. His adu
lations have always been with the law and
order element of the city and the people ol
Oregon City may n peel a riireil enforce
ment of the ordinances that we may have a
municipal government that will be clean
and uprii-bl, giving justice alike to all
classes and Interests. His supervision ol
the expenditures of the city will tie sure to
be most rigid (or he is one of our heaviest
taxpayers. His long business training, both
in the bank and the mercantile establish
ments with which he baa been connected,
has made bim a conservative, prudent man,
and his administration of the attain of Or
egon City will be sure to be in marked con
trast lo that with which the city has been
afflicted during the past two years.
Tbe men chosen for the council are among
the leading cititens of the city and are ca-
able business men whose aim will be to do
their part toward giving Oregou City an
economical administration of itsatlair thai
the heavy debt that we are now struggliiig
under may be lessened. Their vote on all
questions ertainlng to the city will alwas
be on the side of law and order. I
Rrrt HNs from all the slates, either offi
cial or estimated by state officers, give Mc
Kinley 7,(51C. Bryan 6,2.'1..VC, Palmer
13S,S70. The total vote, including all par
ties, is placed at 13,5?.,tvM. According to
these figures, which should not vary many
thousands from the final official table, Mc
Klnley't plurality over Bryan is KS.OPO.
This is the largest plurality ever given a
presidential candidate. Grant's 7ii3,00O in
1872 comes next; Lincoln's plurality of Wi
lts in 1S has the third place; and Cleve
land's of X-0,810 in Kr ia fourth. McKin
ley's majority it also the largest on record
Tbe total prohibition vote this year it about
30,000, against 2!H,?.e in 1892.
Tits suit brought by Oregon City against
Clackamas county to compel the county to
pay to me city toe W per cent, of Ibe road
fund derived from the levy on Oregon City
property, as provided in the city charter.
has been decided by the supreme court lo
which it w as apealed by the city after los
ing ibe case in Judge ilcBrnle's court
Technically Ibe county has won the suit
but on the merits of the case the supreme
court rather sustains tbe city and it is prob
able that on a review of the suit tbe city
will win and will secure that part of the
road fund that its charter gives it.
JOAN OF ARC.
The Wind Mays an Important rrt In
the radlna' el I'Unla.
Tho usual way for soods to bo carried
is by tho wind, rnmiot linos thoy aro so
"mil and light as to bo entity waftod
by the bnvto. , This Is the case with
the seed of the mooonidii flowers and
meadow pinks and the other beautiful
plants of our wood and bogs called
orchids. Anil the tiny bodies, like atoms
of dust, termed "spores," that answer
to seed. Id tenia and moaiioa and toad
stools, are Nirno away by the lightest
breath of air. Hut most seeds are them
selves too heavy for this. 8o they am
ofttitur provided with thin, bread
wings that carry them before the wind
as a sail carries a boat. Tbe pairs ot
keys ' that liaug iu clusters from tlio
maple trees It) spring are such winged
fruits. When ripe, they float slowly to
the ground, or if a high wind is blow
ing they are carried farther from tho
tree. The ash has thick bunches of
winged fruits much liko those, but siti
gift. The elm baa a thin, papery border
all around its small seeds, which makes
them quite eounpiouout as they hang ou
the branolilcti beforo the loaves havo
Number of plant hare about tlio
seeds delicate hairs or bristles that take
the place of wings, A d tunic Hun
"clock," or a head of thistle down, 1 a
bunch of seeds, each with a circle of
flue bristles on tlio summit. When the
seeds are ripe, along comes a breese,
and, puff, away go the seeds, hanging
from their tufts of bristles as tlio bas
ket hangs from m balloou. Tbe bunches
of long silky hairs Hint come from
bursting pod of luilkwoed and fill the
air arouud have each their precious
cargo in the shape of a small brown
seed. The seeds that ripen in heads on
the clematis after the handsome purple
Dower leaves have fnlleu have long
feathered tails, like slender bird plumes,
that do the same work that is given to
the silk of milkweed. Tbe "cotton
around the soeds of the willows at the
riverside and of tho poplars along city
Cotton itself ia only a bunch of fine without a I'
ABSOLUTELY PURE DRUGS
n A. HARDING.
OOMPITINT PHARMACISTS IMPLOVID
OUU lMMKNSIC STOCK of Holidny (lomln will wmii lm
conniletctl, ami our liriooa will bo tlio Imvoht over In
riae rermmerles isl Toilet Articles.
Alto a full stock ol
PAINTS- OIXj9 KTO. (0)Tf 0
Ciniio n ml hou u n before going- phew horn,
Men's heavy chjih, linoil with lliinnol,
cheiip at '.'.Vi. Jtint what you want for
colli weather, . . , Hoys' felt hatri, lOo. . . .
Moii'm and boy' gulf ritpa from '.'() to ftio
Ioliilay fancy work inattriiil,Ntaiii-
oil liiieiiH, lllo nil k , t'liibroiilory silk ami
The best on tlie market.
In tmaU lots or in car load.
Dimension shingles cut to oritur.
Wo havo a
Ion't forget we havo a full
lino of cornotH tho geniiino
Antonitihingly low jiruoH.
all klmlrt ol knitting silk . . . . Jaimncno
h! Ik hamlkorohlofH nifiiHi'lecllon rlotn H
to suit all niako nlon Xiiiiim presents.
i-ilnzt'ii axxortint'iit of in link, eheii.
Wo will tnko plonsuro In
showing you our goods
Como and soo us boforo
Hy carload or mixed car Iota with
W. II. & I
OK EC ON.
JOHN A. BECK,
No. 270, Morrison Street,
IS STILL ON KARTH.
Bar Faith In Hrr Miaalon Ovrrtauna All
Otwtawlea Bvfot tha King.
Eor conviotiou was so strong that it
gained the sympathy of the poor about
her. To theee humble being!), for whom
everything is difficulty and impossibili
ty in life, imagination opens a rich field,
where all dreams seem credible. They
believed the dream of Joan and lent
their aid to the accomplishment of ber
miracle. This help and complicity of
the people she was to find everywhere
on her roud. Tbe king and the noble
accepted ber because the served their
purpose; tbe people believed in her and
Jent her strength. . Thns from tbe first
step ot her undertaking her sitnation
Was clearly outlined, as it was to be to
the end to martyrdom. The poor peo
ple gave from their poverty to boy her
a horse and vestments of war, and a
squire, Jean de Metz, won by the popu
lar enthusiasm, offered to accompany
her with a few men. They set out for
Ctrinon, where tbe court was assembled.
The way was long and beset with
danger, but Joan upheld the courage of
ber companions. "Fear nothing, "the
aid. "The Lord God baa chosen my
route; my brothers in paradise guide
me on the way. " And in safety they ar
rived at Chinon. There new obstacles
arose. It was difficult to obtain access
to the king, jealously guarded from all
outside influence by bis favorite, La
Tremoille. But, as in a fairy tale,
doors were opened, walls fell before her
magic, and one evening the yonng peas
ant entered the great hall where, among
tbe courtiers, disguised in a modest cos
tume, stood tbe king, whom she had
never seen. Without hesitation she
'walked straight to the king and, fall
ing on her knees, proffered ber request
with to much grace and ardor that
Charles VII was moved.
But imposture, witchcraft even, was
suspected, and before a decision was ar
rived at learned doctors and ecclesias
tics were called on to examine ber and
scrutinize her conricinnce. To all the
subtleties of ber examiners she answered
with to much simplicity, so much pro
fundity of good sense, that they were
confounded. "There is more in the
book of God than in yours," she said,
and added, "I know not a from b, but
am sent of the Lord God." "The
National Hero of France," by Maurice
Boutet de Mouvel, iu Century.
For general repairing lie stands
For first-class, re-
white hair arouud the seed. Ages before liable goods his Btore is second to
men tnongni or spinning it and weav- Tr i.
: . I..... l . . i. ; . . i . , . i . .. v-. - i " ....
mg ii, uiiu ciuiu ii was minting l wen
useful to the cotton plant by helpiug
to scatter its seeds. "Bow Plants
Spread," by Thomas JL Kearney, Jr.,
iu St Nicholas.
The Marketing Point
OF CLACKAMAS COUNTY
Tho factory towns of tlio Kant nro imtcd
for nllording tlio host market to tho neigh
boring farmer ami gardeners in proportion
to tho population of any of tho tnwnst in
that Ht'ctioi). Tho reason for this is that
tlio people of thoso towns havo a fixed in
como upon which they can always (lcen(l,
and, as a consequence, they are liberal buy
ers, paying cash for all their purchases.
As the Great Manufacturing Center
of the Pacific Coast
A.w. i iiu.i.irs
TWO VIEWS OF PENSIONS.
Phillips & Montgomery,
Prompt attention to hauling
any part of Oregon City.
Not Many Rich la Our Wan, Wrltva El
"There may be fair differences of
opinion as to the extent and conditions
of pension relief, but there is no room
for doubts as to pensions, " writ' ex
Presideut Harrison in Tho Ladies'
ilome Journal. "Eleven dollars a mouth
for war service implies at luuat relief
in case ot wonnds or sickness for the
soldier and that the publio will care
for his widow and minor children.
When the law of piilnge prevailed, it
was otherwise, and when our rich men Moving attended to promptly and
lane to ngiituig our wars we can abol- caretully.
isashiatiiricallvtruooftiioHrnii.-thnt Pfcialrates eiven on hauling- to
won our independence, delivered us
from the Indians and tbe British and
saved the nation in the great civil war
as of the kingdom of heaven, 'Not
"There are two views of tho pension
question ono from the Littlo Hound
Top at Gettysburg, looking out over a
field sown thickly with tho dead and
around upon bloody, blackened and
maimed men cheering tbe shot torn
banner of their country ; the other from
an oflloe disk ou a busy street or from
an endowed chair iu a university, look
ing only upon a statistical labia "
Is Coming to bo One of the
Best Marketing Towns in the State
and from Gladstone and 1'ark-
H. W. JACKSON,
Wraith of Actura.
The wealth of actors is generally over
estimated. Joseph Jefferson, Sol Smith
Russell, Joseph Murphy and William GUnS, Sewing Machines,
Crane are rich men, of whose solid for-
This is proven every day by tho number
of farmers, who aro to bo seen on ita HtreoU
selling their produce, who, until just tho
last few years, sought tho markets of other
towns. Tho system of macadamized road.s
that is being built into all parts of Clack
amas county, will onable all tho pooplo of
this county to share in the profitable mar
ket that Oregon City allords. If, as it is
sure to do, the demands of Oregon City in
crease in tho next fivo years as it has in tho
past fivo years, this city will rank next to
Portland as a market place for
of the Farmer
Will I am tired of this lifo, and I
am going to the other world.
Marie Whatl Do you moan that
you intend to commit suicide?
Will No, no. I mean London, Paris
and perhaps Vienna.
Marie I, too, am tired of this life.
Take me with you, and let's have a
double funeral ! Town Topics.
It is a curious circumstance that the
skin of the abdomen of frogg changes its
hue on the approach of bad weather, uud
from the clear whit j becomes a dirty
A letter written and mailed in Jid
dah, Arabia, will be delivered in New
York 31 days later.
tunes there is little doubt. But most ot
them, liked Nat Uoodwin and iloury
E. Dixey, while they make enormous
sums, spend money as if they were pos
sessed of Fortuuatus' purse. Tbey seom
to go on the principle that governed
Sarah Bernhardt, when, at one of her
periodic auctions in Paris, she replied
to somebody who protested against ber
prodigality: "1 have my capital in me,
and it will last as long as I do. When
I lose it, I shall no longer he in need of
money." San FrunciKco Argonaut.
Cheap Lund for Sale.
1(50 acres of land, nearly all level bot
tom land; easily cleared; welljwatered ;
two fine mounUi.i streams running
through it; fine trout streams; would
make a line stock ranch ; near public
road ; one mile and a fourth from Colion
post office and school house ; we have six
months school in each year; three miles
from eaw mill; large range for stock;
can give good title. Price per acre $4.00.
For terms and further information call
at my place or address W. E. Bo.nnky,
Colton poHt office, Clackamas Co., Ore.
New Undertaking Room.
County Coroner, W. N. Godfrey has
otiened an undertaking room on .Main
street near Tenth etreet, where he will
keep in stock a full line of coffins, caskets
and burial robes. His prices will be
found reasonable. If
Ana au kinus ot small ma
chines put in Rood order. No I
work to dillicult to undertake. I
Hhop in Caufleld building
Near Court House,
Successors to ELY BROS.,
099 Molalla Avenue- "
( orner drocerv.
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On receipt of tn cents, ciish or stamps,
a generous sample will be mailed of the
most popular Catarrh and Hay Fever Cure
(Ely's Orearn Halm) sufficient to demon
strate the great merits of the remedy.
DC Warren St., Kcw York City.
Kev. John Reid, Jr., of Grenl Falls, Mont.,
recommended Ely's Cream Halm to me. I
can emphasize bis statement, "It is a posi
tive cure for catarrh if used as directed."
Kev. Francis W. Poole, Pastor Central Pres.
Church, Helena, Mont
Ely' Cream Tialm is th acknowledged
cure for catarrh and contiiins no mercury
nor any injurious drug. Price, 60 cents.
Complete stock of
Fine Family Groceries,
Try my extra
Main and Fourteenth Streets.
Flour, Shorts, Bran, Oats, Wheat, Spuds. Etc.
Cash Paid for Chickens and Eggs.
QREGON CITY IRON WORKS
New and Enlarged Shop with all appliances for
MACHINE WORK & CASTING.
All work executed in tho best manner possible
tetd on all orders.
Tranter and Epfe
Freight and parcela delivered
to all parts of the city.
RATES - REASONABLE.
REPAIRING - -A. - SPECIALTY.
Prices the loweHt to be had in Portland. Shon on Fnnrtl, Rif
near Main, Oregon City, Oregon. '
J. ROAKE & CO.