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Oregon City Enterprise.
.VOL.33. NO. 16.
OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1893.
IO.O. BaOWNBkb , U.OiHrI.L
JKOWNIfXL A CAMPI1KU,
ATTOHNEYfl AT LAW,
Will praetlea In all tha oou rt i el III state. 01
floe, lu lu(MJ bunding.
CIVIL ENGINEER akd
DEPUTY COUNTY BUItVEYOR.
Will lie t court house on each Saturday
ml on regular ikikhIoii days of
QUCKAelAII AIIHTKACT TRUST CO.
Kurnl.li, Alwt'enta. Chains of Tll'e, Io.cir1p
lliin, Wna, lii.urn i'i. I'ajr Tun Period
Tlllas. etc., etfl. tullca o. r Hank ul
OW 0 CI J.
J. F. ;LAKK,'l,rM.,iud Micr,
OBIUOKCITr, .... OBKOON,
yy w. KINMAIHD
CIVIL KNUINEF.K AND HL'KVEYOH.
Rllwr legation mxl roii.lruollon, bridges,
plauiaud animates for water supply
Drainage and UnMt Improvement of lowm
Bpeelal alloiillou lvn In arauihlliil aud tin
T W. WELCH.
Willamette II Id., ophite Postoflke.
Office hours from 8 a. in. to 12: 1 to
6:30 p. in.
J L. PORTER.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
AMt4CTa or raorssTY rusxuMsn.
Onto neil lo Orefno Cltv bank on eth (tract
O.T. W11.IJA MS.
'HEAL EHTATK AND LOAN AGENT.
A good line of budnau. raaldencaaud suburban
Farm Property In tracta to mil on easy terms.
Corraapanilanca prnmptlf ensa-ered. OBIca,
eue duor min ( Ui li.nl li euurou.
Jt W. MKI.DRUM.
8URVEY0R AND CIVIL ENOINEER.
t. All onlara promptly attended lo.
roaloflloa addowa Oraiton Oily. Residence
at M fll ruin Place, on Kel tliile Klwlrio
Ina 10 wiles north ol Oregon City,
Q D.i D.O. LATOUKKTTE,
COUNSELORS AT LAW
MAIN ITRKKT 0HI00H CITT, ORROOIf.
Iurnleh Abilreola of Title, Loan Money, Fore
close Morlie, ana tranuoi ueuarat
JJ I, CKOHH,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Wiu. Practici IK All Courts or tmr Btati
Ral Estate and Inmranre.
Oflloa on Main Hlrvat bet, Sixth aud Seventh,
OSSOON CITT. OR.
ATTORN KY-AT-L AW.
Olllc over Mi Klltrli k'i Blioe Store, near
the Hank of Oregon Lily.
q 11. KM ITU, M. 1).
PHYSICIAN A 8URQE0N.
Eagle Crack, Ore.
J E. MARKS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Will iriitlc In all the courts of the stale.
Ollioe opposite court bouse In Cauliold
COUNSELOR AT LAW
Will foreclose mortgages, maka sbitracts, loan
money, letlls aatatea anl ttaiissct a (eueral
Offloo flrat floor adjoining Bans of Oegon City.
ORR00R CITY, 0R1Q0H
mm COMMERCIAL BANK,
OF OREGON CITY.
Capital, ..... 1100,000
TRANSACT! k SRNIRAL RANKING BnSlWBBS.
Loans mada, Hllla dlaoountuil. Makes col
lectinna. Hiiyn and sells exchange on all points
lu tha United States, Europe aud Hong Kong.
Deposits received subject to check. Bauk
open from A. a. to r. M.
D. 0. LATOURETTE, President.
F. J. MKYEK, Cashier.
ANK OF OREQCN CITY,
Oldest Banklns Hons. In tbe City.
Paid up Capital, lf0,000.
mbsidrnt, - chasi.si r. CAorm.D.
TICR rRKHlDRMT, eao. A. HAROINS.
CASHIRR. R, e CAUFIILD.
A general banking business transacted,
deposits reonlvedsubjeot to check.
Approved bills and notes dlaoounted.
County and olty warrants bought.
Loans made on available aeourlty.
Exchange bouglit and sold.
Collections made promptly.
Drafts sold avallaDle In any part of the world
Telegraphic exohanges sold on Portland, Ban
Franolaon. Chicago and New York,
nterest paU on lime deposits.
Opposite Court House.
Annual Clearance 0ale
Ladies Fine Shoes
Next 30 Days
Before sizes are broken.
Boots and Shoes
SAIL ROSENBUTT & CI
193 and 195 First St, Cor. Taylor.
5$ THE FIRST OF THE YEAR
Will be a desirable time to enter the
New classes will be commenced after the holiday vacation.
For catalogue, address
W. I. STALEY, Salem, Oregon.
i:iyy.::Y:Y:s. The driver ridoa instead of walking.
New Stock of
Canton Clipper Plows
Genuine Chilled Plows
Harrows and Cultivators
Agents for the celobrated Simonds Cross cut Saws.
Also a full line of T3LAJEZ,I'WJJR,H9
Stoves, Granite ware, Tin and Copper ware, Wagon woods, Etc.
Plumbing and general jobbing a specialty.
POPE St CO.
Corner 4th and Main
Get our Prices
BEoro X mm XX
In the brick block, opposite court house,
Boo Roll of Matting
INU quality, lfic. nor yard.
We have also bought
$0,000 worth of Carpets
Hunt selection of patterns and price to lull
Our Bargain Counter
are waiting for your Inspection.
BuSCh, the Housefurnishers.
Best Grades of
SPRINC - TOOTH HARROW
WHEELS. . .
Streets, - Oregon City.
on Job Printing.
PAID THE PENALTY
Gun Wachllne Executed at
UillHboro Last Friday.
The Last VTordi the Condemned Maa
Spoke Waa to Protest III
John D. Led rick, a German farmer
living near Cornelius, in Washington
county, waa murdered on April 13, 1804,
and about that time Qua Wachllne, who
had just completed a term in the peni
tentiary, disappeared from the neighbor
hood taking with him the team and back
belonging to Led rick. Wachline Bold
the outfit in Portland and waa not appre
hended until some time in September
last when be waa arrested in Morrow
Ilia trial took place at the November
term of circuit court before Judge Mc
Dride at Ilillaboro the state being repre
sented by District Attorney Cleeton, bis
deputy, II. T. Bagley and Hon. 8. B.
Huston, while the prisoner waa defended
by Measrt. Bagley & Brown. The jury
waa out but short time wben tbey re
turned a verdict of guilty aa charged in
WACH USE'S CONFESSION.
On the 25th day of last month Wach
line made the following statement or
"If illsboko, Or., Jan., 25, 1808.
"County jail, Washington Co. Ore.
"State ol Oregon, Washington County, ss :
"I tius, Wachline, knowing the cer
tainly of the execution of tbe warrant of
death, and desirous of making a state
ment make this aa a true statement of
my knowledge of tbe death of John D.
Ledrick and of tbe facts which in any
way connect me with the commission of
the crime with which I was cbtrged and
"That on the 7tb day of April, 1894, 1
waa discharged from the penitentiary of
the state of Oregon at Saiem, and imme
diately went to Portland, Oregon ; and
registered at tbe 'Metropilia Uotel' un
der the name of Gua Hansen ; that I re
mained at Portland two days and front
there I started for the residence of my
father on tbe Silverton place, in Wash
ington county, Oregon ; that I passed the
farm of John D. Ledrick in taking a
short cut to the eaid Silverton place and
arrived at the farm of Robert Buck ;
that at said tune I met Robert Buck in
his orchard, and conversed with him on
various topics, and he invited roe at that
time to stay with him. I had previously
met J. II. Allen who informed me that
be had a bop-yard near Gaston, Oregon,
and he told rue when released from tbe
penitentiary that if I called upon him he
would give me work ; that at tbe time of
the meeting between the said Hubert
Buck and myself I informed him that I
desired to go to U as ton to obtain work
from the said Allen, and if I did not pro
cure work I would return and stay with
him. The following day I walked to
Gaston where I met W. D. Bradford and
others, and returned and stayed with Mr.
Buck for a number of days.
"On Friday, the day of April, 1894,
Mr. Buck took a rifle, now in the posses
sion of my attorneys, Bagley & Brown,
and told me that he was going to look for
two cows on the range near the Catholic
church north of the farm of John D.
Ledrick. This was early in the after
noon, lie did not return until between
9 and 10 o'clock that night. When he
returned he did not have the rifle, and I
asked him what he had done with it and
he told me he had left it near the Catho
lic church as he did not care to carry it
hack, and would get it the next day.
The next morning he asked me to go
with him as be had found one of tbe cows
and one calf I accompanied him, he
carrying a double barrel shot gun, and
when we reached the line fence between
the farm of Robert Buck and tbe farm of
John D. Ledrick, he, the said Robert
Buck, Informed me that he bad killed
John D. Ledrick. I did not believe him
at the time, and laughed at him, but be
told me it was true and wished me to go
to Mr. Ledrick's house with him. I did
so, and on reaching the house found Mr.
Ledrick lying upon the floor in what I
supposed was the sitting-room.
"Mr. Buck then wanted me to carry
Ledrick's boJy to the barn. I refused.
He insisted, and I finally assisted In
carrying the body to tbe barn, and then
be insisted that I should bury it. I re
fused and he insisted that I should say
ing, that he would watch and see if any
one came. He then went to the house,
cleaned up the blood, and then told me
that he desired to bury the gun, he hav
ing previously told me that he had shot
John D. Ledrick through the window,
and having beaten him with a club, and
at that time I saw the club in the sitting
room of the house of John D. Ledrick.
"We then Btarted north from the
house of John D. Ledrick and be found
the rifle, which I now believe is the one
in the possession of my attorneys, Bag
ley k. Brown, and barried it under a log
about two hundred yards from the house
of John D, Ledrick. We then returned
to the bouse of Robert Buck, and he
trade me promise that I would not tell
any body about the killing of Ledrick,
saying to me, 'Yon are aa much in it si
I am, and if tbey get me they will get
you, and you will have to sutler with me.
Tby will suspect and arrest me ; if yon
take the horses then there will be no
evidence against me, and tbey will not
suspect or arrest you.'
''I promised at that time to say noth
ing. On Saturday evening Mr. Buck
was absent for some time, and when he
returned he bad a span of horses and a
cart. Tbey were on his place all day
8unday following, and about 12 o'clock
Sunday evening, as near as I can remem
ber, he insisted that I take the horses
to Portland and sell them. I finally,
after much persuasion, consented and
started for Portland with tbe horses and
Bold tbem as I related upon the stand
during the trial of my case.
"This is all I had to do with tbe kill
ing of John D. Ledrick. I knew noth
ing about bis being dead until informed
of the fact by Robert Buck.
"Dated at Hillshoro, this 2oth day of
SignedJ, Gcs Wachli.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 2otb day of January, 1897.
J. N. Browx,
Notary Public for Oregon.
AS VIIWCO FB0M TUB SCAFFOLD.
The Hillsboro Independent gives the
following account of tbe execution:
The fatal rope was fastened to tbe
huge cross arm at about 9 :50, by Capt.
A. M. Collins, Sheriff Bradford of the
county and Sheriff J. F. Phy, of Union
county, witnessing the arrangement.
Sheriff Phy, who executed Kelsay
Porter, a Union county murderer, tied a
knot as an experiment. This knot waa
afterward bo changed that the drop was
shorter than at first contemplated. At
10 :23 tbe trap and rope were tested by
using two sacks filled with earth . Ev
erything worked satisfactorily and no
changes weie made except a minor one
at the cross arm. At 11:43 Sheriff Brad
ford called the jury together and yisited
the jail to read the death warrant. Tbe
prisoner waa brought ont through tbe
sheriff's office, up the stairs, and led on
tbe trap, a few minutes after high noon.
Sheriff Bradford asked the condemmed
man tbe question : "Have you anything
to aar?" The prisoner shot an upward
1 glance and said in a yery low tone of
voice, scarcely audible even to the
closest listeners: "What I want to say
is, the statement I made some time ago,
is a true statement. I am innocent of
what I was convicted . I ask the Lord
Jesus to take me as I am."
The sheriff and deputy, C. E. Deich
man, and assistants then put the hand
cuffs on, pinioning the arms behind the
back. Tbe side arm straps were then
put on, after which the prisoner's legs
were firmly strapped together. Sheriff
Bradford then put on the death mask,
adjusted the noose and stepped back to
where the lines, one of which sprung
the trap, were to be cut. He gave the
signal, the three lines were simultane
ously severed and at precisely 12:10
Gus Wachline was swung into eternity
and the murder of John D. Ledrick was
avenged. The action of the trao was
mechanically perfect and the drop was
in the neighborhood of seven feet.
The executed man scarcely made a
struggle after the rope tightened, but a
slight drawing up of the lower limbs
being noticed. After fourteen minutes
the physicians, Drs. F. A. Bailey, S. T.
Linklater and J. P. Taiuiesie, agreed
that life was extinct and Dr. Bailey to
notified the sheriff. A minute or so
later the rope was cut and the remains
placed in the coffin.
The Greatest Discovery Yet.
W. M. Repine, editor Tiskilwa, 111.,
"Chief" says, "We won't deep house
without Dr. King's New Discovery for
consumption, coughs and colds. Experi
mented with many others, but never got
the true remedy until we used Dr.
King's New Discovery. No other
remedy can take its place in our home,
as in it we have a certain and sure cure
for coughs, colds, whooping cough, etc."
It is idle to experiment with other
remedies, even if tbey are urged on
you as just as good as Dr. King's New
Discovery. They are not as good, be
cause this remedy has a record of cures
and besides is guaranteed. It never
fails to satisfy. Trial bottles free at
Charman & Co's drug store.
Strayed or stolen roan cow, light face,
rubber bell strap with bell attached.
Reasonable reward for return of same to
J. J.Howard. West Oregon City.
To Cure a Cold In Oue Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All Druggists refund tbe money if it fail
to cure. 25c.
All Daln banished bj Dr. Miles' Pain PIU
Good Offices of United States
Two Children Kidnaped at Kalama
by an Unknown Man Seattle
Street Car Men Strike. '
Chicago, Feb. 6. The Tribune's
Washington correspondent says .
Premier Sagasta has declined tbe
third offer of friendly mediation on tha
part of tbe United States, Tiiis inform
ation was conveyed in a cipher message
received from Minister Woodford by
President McKinley, Friday. The mes
sage was a most unusual one. Instead
of being addressed to the secretary of
state, it was addressed to the president,
a thing that has not happened since
Consul-General Lee's famous cablegram
to President Cleveland, of nearly a year
ago. This cablegram from Woodford
was not long, but recited the fact that
Premier Sagasta refused to admit that
Spain bad reached the end of her rope
in Cuba; that she was unable to sup
press the insurgents; that autonomy
waa a failure, or that she needed tbe
assistance of tbe United States in bring
ing the Cuban struggle to an end.
Londof, Feb. 6. The Madrid cor
respondent of the Standard, Bays:
Senor Sagasta's response to the official
note, yestsrday (Saturday), by General
Woodford, the United States ambassa
dor, complains of filibustering expedi
tions, and declares that Spain cannot
entertain the suggestion for fixing a
date lor ber completion of the pacifica
tion of Cuba.
Childrsi Kidnaped at Kalamata.
Kalama, Wash., Feb. 6. This city
was thrown into a fever of excitement
last night by tbe report two children
of Dr. Darnell had been kidnaped.
Sheriff Kirby and a posse of men began
an immediate search (or tbe culprit, but
up to the present hour bare failed to run
hint down. The children, a boy aged 9
and a girl aged 7 escaped with no greater
injury than a bad scare. The children
were playing near their home in the sub
urbs of town, when about 5 o'clock p. m.
so the children say, they were met by a
man, who asked tbem where tbey lived.
On being told, he suddenly picked them
np, one under each arm, and ran toward
a fir grove not far away. At first the
children thought the man was playing;
with them, and made no resistance. On
entering the woods they became fright
ened and began to scream. They were
promptly silenced, however, by having
their heads cracked together.
When about three-fourths of a mile
from town tbe man lost a shoe in the
mud, and while putting it on again the
children made their escape. The man
chased them for about 40 rods, but, be
ing old and badly winded from carry
ing the children eo far, he was easily dis
tanced by the fleet-footed and terrified
They described tbe man as being tall
slender, with long hair, and about two
weeks' growth of beard. He was ragged
and dirty, and the toes of bis shoes were
worn out. exposing the absence of the
big toe on the right foot. The motive
for the deed is not clear. Some think
the kidnaper's object was to hold the
children for a ransom; others think
the man must be demented.
Seattle Street-Car Men Btrike.
Seattle, Feb. 6 The conductors)
and gripmen of the Front-street cable
railway, about 20 in number, struck this
afternoon. The road is completely tied
up. Receiver Col v in is out of the city,
and no steps will be taken to resume
business until his return. The street
car men ask lor an advance in wages
from the present Bcale of 18, 19, and 20
cents an hour to a flat scale of 22)4
Deafness Cannot be Cured
by local applications, as they cannot
reach the diseased portions of the ear.
There is only one way to cure deafness,
and that is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness is caused by an inflamed con
dition of tbe mucous lining of tbe Eu
stachian Tube. When this tube gets in
flamed you have a rumbling sound or
imperfect hearing.and wben it is entirely
closed deafness is the result, and unless
the intimation can be taken out and this
tube restored to its normal condition,
hearing will be destroyed forever; nine
cases out of ten are caused by catarrh,
which is nothing but an inflamed condi
tion of the mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for
any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh)
that cannot be cured by 'Hall's Catarrh
Cure. Send for circulars, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO. Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Dr. Miles' Pain Pills atop Headache.