Oregon City Enterprise. .VOL.33. NO. 16. OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1893. ESTABLISHED 1866 IO.O. BaOWNBkb , U.OiHrI.L JKOWNIfXL A CAMPI1KU, ATTOHNEYfl AT LAW, OaaunX (JITT, Ossuo. Will praetlea In all tha oou rt i el III state. 01 floe, lu lu(MJ bunding. . IHOM. CIVIL ENGINEER akd DEPUTY COUNTY BUItVEYOR. Will lie t court house on each Saturday ml on regular ikikhIoii days of county court. 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 prlutlni T W. WELCH. DENTIST Willamette II Id., ophite Postoflke. Office hours from 8 a. in. to 12: 1 to 6:30 p. in. J L. PORTER. J' ATTORNEY AT LAW AMt4CTa or raorssTY rusxuMsn. Onto neil lo Orefno Cltv bank on eth (tract o O.T. W11.IJA MS. 'HEAL EHTATK AND LOAN AGENT. A good line of budnau. raaldencaaud suburban Properly. 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, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW MAIN ITRKKT 0HI00H CITT, ORROOIf. Iurnleh Abilreola of Title, Loan Money, Fore close Morlie, ana tranuoi ueuarat Law limine". 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. A. 8. PREH8KR, ATTORN KY-AT-L AW. Olllc over Mi Klltrli k'i Blioe Store, near the Hank of Oregon Lily. Ohko'in City, Ohkoon. 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 bitlUluiK. o. II. DYE, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW Will foreclose mortgages, maka sbitracts, loan money, letlls aatatea anl ttaiissct a (eueral law bu.luess. 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. B ANK OF OREQCN CITY, Oldest Banklns Hons. In tbe City. Paid up Capital, lf0,000. Hiirplua, M,m. 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. Bellomy & Opposite Court House. KRAUSSE BROS. Annual Clearance 0ale Immense Sacrifice Ladies Fine Shoes for the Next 30 Days COMO EHRLY Before sizes are broken. Headquarters for.... Koike EXTRA HEAVY Blankets Mackinaw Suits Underwear Gloves Mitts Boots and Shoes All at GET OUR before buying 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. SOMETHING MM T Or A ON 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 Just, unloaded 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 everybody. Our Bargain Counter are waiting for your Inspection. BuSCh, the Housefurnishers. Clothing Complete assortment of Best Grades of Wool Goods Lowest Prices, PRICES elsewhere. Portland, Ore. SPRINC - TOOTH HARROW WHEELS. . . Streets, - Oregon City. rrVrV.Zr'rVt'i on Job Printing. PAID THE PENALTY Gun Wachllne Executed at UillHboro Last Friday. The Last VTordi the Condemned Maa Spoke Waa to Protest III Innocence Detail. 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 county. 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 the indictment. WACH USE'S CONFESSION. On the 25th day of last month Wach line made the following statement or confession : "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 convicted : "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 January, 1898. 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. Estray Notice. 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 SPAIN'S ATTITUDE Good Offices of United States Again Rejected. 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 youngsters. 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 cents. 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.