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Oregon City Enterprise.
VOL. 31. NO. 3
OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1898.
ATTOUNKY AT LAW.
psclal addition given to County Court
nit 1'rouait tmalneat,
Oflloa Upilalrs, opposite Huntley's Hook
SC HUE 15 EL,
Onto over MrKlttrlrk'i Hhoe Hlore, Mar
Hit Hank Of Oregon City.
JQUH. I'OWBI.L BKAMANN '
Pbyalclans and Burgeons.
fopeclal alltiillon given to aurglcal work.
OllW hniirai N to tl A.M., lloSI'. M
0 to 8 I', M. Hootna U anil 10 Cliarman 111k.
aiac. aaowmu. j. o.oAiirsau.
JJROWHELL A OAMPHKIX,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Will praotlea In all tba aottrU ( tha IUI 01-
to, lu c.urVU bui diua.
QLACKAsUa ABSTRACT TRUST CO.
rnrnlah. Ahafaeta, ( halm of Tll'a. Perlp
tloif, l.iwui, Iiiaur.ice. fay Taiea ferlool
Title. !., tin. oillr. of. r !" ol
Own ci r.
J. t. CLAHK, rn:,ai Mr,
aaaoaciTT, - oatoo,
J II. MI1.I.KK,
Flne aala of teeth, gold crowns, all kinds ol
tilling! ami piloVework.
Seventh Ht. near lol. Oregon City, Or.
O. T. WILLI AMU.
Vial kbtat and uoa aokkt.
food II u ot bualuM. reddence and auburbaa
rarm Property Id Irarla lo lull oo iiif Urms.
Correapenitanoe prniriitljr anawered. OIBoa,
oi. uo.ra 'uim.l MviMoilUi ehuioii.
Q p. D.C. latouketti.
COUNSELORS AT LAW
MAIM aTMKKT OHKUON CITY, 0KOM.
rornlah Ablreola ot TUia, Uau S.-.nr .
Olues MOrlf ann irMM
Office over MrKlttrirk's Hhoe Store, near
thaltankof Oregon City.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
OBce neat to Oregon CUT bank on th street
R. FRANCIS FREEMAN,
Graduate of the Northwestern Unlver-
itv Dontal School, Chicago.
Aleo American College of Dental Kurgery,
With Dr. Welch. Willamette Block.
F 0. A W. SWOPE,
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW.
Collections, Foreclosure of Mortgages,
and a general Ihw business at
tended to promptly.
Main St. Flrat door South ol Methodist
rptlR COMMERCIAL BANK,
" OF OKKOOS CITY
Loant made. Mllla dlaonimted. Make col
leetiona. Hi.ya and sella aaehanga on all po' W
In Ihe United HUtea, Kurm.e awl Hong Vonf.
UfiHwIu rfieled subject lo check. ais
open Irom A. a. to 4 r. M.
AKK OP OKKQCN CITY,
Oldest Banklns Boost H the City.
Paid np Capital, M,000.
V.ca raaa.nlHT, 0, oAUwiJS"
A lenoral banking bualneaa tranaaoted.
Uepoalta reculveif aubol to oneca.
Approved bllla and noma dlaoounwd.
Oouutj and city warranta boiiKht.
Lnana mde on available aeourlty. .
Kiohanite bnughl and add.
Oolleotlout made promptly. .
IHatta aold avallanle In any part of the world
Telearaphlo etohatiKea aold on Portland, Han
Vranolaco. 'Ihlnain aud New York,
nieront pal J ou time depoalta.
THIS IS WHAT
our cuHtomerB claim for us and
our groceries: That we olfcr
the bent of grorerlee at the low
Ht pricca. They have confi
dence in our gooda and know
that we never misrepresent our
Helves and that our stock of fine
groceries Is the purest and the
most nutritious. Last, hut not
least, their grocery bill saves It
self fully '25 per cent by their
dcalinj with Marr A Muir.
Our way of doing business Is
to treat every one fair and square
and offer the very best in our
Ttm experienced IioiimiVmcint can toll the difference between picked
feathers of live geese and such out of the rear art of a poultry dealer
shop, hut there are others that have not required such experience and will
become a victim of unscrupulous dealer.
Never buy pillow enless you step Into our eetabllanmerit end ask for a
liitle Information, It will not only coat you anything, but will also give yon a
' chance to look over our holiday good which we are now receiving every day.
BELLOMY & BUSCH, .ToaX"
FIRE ' AND ACCIDENT
Railroad Tickets to all points East at low rates.
Manufactured in Oregon City
from the best selected wheat
on the market.'"
All Our Flour Manufactured From Old Wheat
IT IS FOR SALE
Patronize Home Industry.
Wo are headquarters for Canton
Clipper Steel and Chilled Plows, Har
rows, and Cultivators, Simond's
Saws, Warranted Wedges, Sledges
and Axes, Steel Ranges, Air Tight
Heaters, Ammunition, Fishing
Tackle, Wagon Wood and every
thing in the hardware line.
POPE St CO.
Comer 4th and Main Streets. - Oregon City.
Geo. A. Harding--
M lllnmetle Iliitlilliiff.
YOU Can Save Money By buying your Drugs and having your
l'rescri ptioua filled at the leading Drug Store In the City
Our Specialties Pure Drugs and Low Prices.
We guarantee our German Cough Balsam to give Satisfaction or we will
return the money.
Wliat Evenly M Most Be So
They all say that
Headquarters for Hay, LandplaBter, Seoda, Etc.
Good Morning! Nice Morning!
Providing your head reated well
the prevloua night on a pil
low stuffed with Clean Gooac
E. DONALDSON 3
zGrocr for It
Carries the most complete stock
ot First-Class Groceries to be
found in the City.
SPAIN YET IN DOUBT
Showing the World That She Is
Poor Hut I'roud.
CAMHOT ACCEPT THE $20,000,000.
VYIII Probably Hare Her Answer Soon
Wreck at Alsea-$.1,000,000
fire lo Pan Francisco.
Pasis, Nor. 22. The Spanish peace
commissioners last night telegraphed to
Mai) rid the substance of the United
States' memorandum presented jester
day, aud late yesterday evening they
were discussing it among themselves.
At lale as 1 o'clock this morning a Span
ish commissioner affirmed that his
colleagues did not know what to do re
garding the American ofler. There la a
difference of opinion among unofficial
pec pie near the commissioners, but the
prediction It made that Spain will de
cline the American offer of mney. She
will refuse to cede the Philllpinet and
will say to the United Utalet:
"You may. take the archipelago be
cause yon bave the power to do to. Aa
you advance we will retire, protesting
against the greedy aggression. We will
faithfully carry out our part of the
pledges, and leave Cuba and Porto Rico
in your hands. You came to engage In
a discussion ander the terms of the
protocol, but you evidently meant, when
drawing op that document, to provide a
conference in which, though we differ
man to man, you proposed to announce
at the proper time what you would do,
whether we agreed to it or objected.
Such an attitude robs the conference of
anegotiative character, and seta np the
United States at a dominant power,
whose first purpose is to listen, but
whose ultimate determination is to do
1U own will."
As a matter of fact Senor Montero
Rios is reported to have used virtually
such language and arguments as the
foregoing. lie said more, even indicat
ing a high degree of exasperation at the
American offer of $20,000,000 His man
ner, no lest than bis words, betrayed
Hit display of feeling and utterances,
however, are not wholly approved by
hit Spaniah colleagues, wbo did not
hesitate to say aa much after yesterday's
Utterances later by a Spaniard of im
porta rice, whose nan.e is withheld for
the present, indicate! another line of ac
tion, a treaty of cession of the Philip
pines. "Suppose," said the speaker in ques
tion, "that Spain says to the United
States: 'We are exhausted . We have
no funds with wbicb to continue the war.
We do not want to continue it, and we
cannot. You serve us with an ultima
tum. We must submit to your power.
Prepare your treaty and when you want
us to sign we will sign. We must bend
to physical force. You have the Antilles
and you will possess the Philippines as a
conquest from a helpless people. We
yield, but we decline $20,000,000 for pro
perty on which our valuation was not
asked nor respected. You bave your
will. We trust yon will not continue the
war upon our helplessness, because
forsooth we decline your $20,000,000.
Surely this waiver by us of your money
will not provoke a further use of arms
against Spain. We sign, we cede, we
are dumb. It is finished and we may
be permitted to letain the privilege of
assuring our people and our national
creditors that we, at least, have not
stolen and re-sold territory we bad
Should Spain cede by treaty, or, on
the other hand, should she refuse and
break off negotiations here, her protests
will embody 'some such declaiation as
As against such sentiment, it is argued
that the business in hand is work for
great men, aud that it would be childish
folly to refuse $20,000,000, and that the
Spanish government could not justify
such a refusal bofore the Spanish people
or the public creditors of Spain, a
deliberate throwing away of $20,000,000
in addition to the loss of the Philippines.
LaBt night the Spanish commissioners
sent the American communication by a
special messenger to Madrid, where it
will arrive tomorrow. It is felt that the
Spanish government must now answer
the American ultimatum, but as it is
! not likely that the answer of Madrid will
arrive tomorrow in time for the com
missioners to formulate their reply to the
Americans by the afternoon, it is proba
ble that the joint meeting will be deferred
from tomorrow to a dity later In the
Paris, Nov. 21. The United States
peace commissioners have undoubtedly
made their final proposition here.
When the conference opened this after
noon, Judge Day, addressing Senor
Montero Rios and his colleagues of the
Spanish commission, recurred to the
protracted negotiations, and reaffirmed
the desire of the American commission
era to reach an amicable conclusion,
Then, handing the American presenta
tion to the interpreter, Judge Day con
cluded bit remarkt by saying that the
Americans, preferring not to break the
armistice or to resume hostilities, had
determined to present another and Insl
proposition, which he hoped would lead
to a speedy and amicable adjustment.
That portion of the presentation set
tiny forth Ihe new proposal, the proposal
that the United titatet most have pos
session of the entire Philippine archipel
ago, with a tender of $20,000,000 for a
treaty cession of the islands, waa then
read. Without betraying their mental
attitude, the Spanish commissioners
suggested an adjournment nntil Wednes
day. The new proposition, with its collater
als, waa embodied toward the end of the
American memoranda, which filled 30
typewritten alieets. Only this part waa
read in the j Mint session, the memoran
dum then being delivered to the Span
iards for translation by their own staff.
Spain's proposition to invoke the
offices of a third power to construe the
words "control, disposition and govern
ment of the Philippines" waa rejected by
the American commissioners on the
ground that the diction of the third
article of the protocol, dealing with Ihe
Philippines, is to broad and clear aa to
afford no justfication for arbitration aa
between the parties of tbe agreement.
An analysis of tbe American memoran
dum shows that all other suggestions
and other considerations binge upon
treaty ceasion at tbe amount named by
the United States, and within two weeka.
Ia tbe eyent of cession, Spain may enjoy
for a term of 12 years rights of commerce
in the Philippines equal to those of the
United States. If the United States
acquires the islands by conquest, Spain
may not enjoy such rights.
Should Spain refuse cession, she
would remain liable for indemnity
claims, national and individual, since
the outbreak of the last Cuban insurrec
tion. Should she refuee, she would also
loee, probably, as further indemnity for
the expense of conquest, one of the Car
olines, wbicb she may now sell; and
other cable privilegea within Spanish
jurisdiction might be taken by tbe United
States without any return to Spain for
them. To is evening the 8panu.rda
doubtless do not know whether tbey will
accept or reject the American-terms.
They are telegraphing the substance of
the American memorandum to Madrid,
and tbey expect a reply at Wednesday's
Poaeibly they may conclude that be
cause one money offer it made, another
and larger offer may follow pressure up
on the American commissioners. But if
this be their expectation, it will not be
realized. Tbe American terms, sab
mitted almost at the close of the eighth
week of patient hearing and painstading
argument, are a practical ultimatum.
Ntw York, Nov. 22. A dispatch to
the World from Paris says :"No one can
forsee what the cortes will do." This
was the answer ot Senor Ojeda, princi
pal secretary of the Spanish commission,
when askeu il the American nltimatum
will be accepted.
Senor Montero Rios, president ot the
Spanish commission, frowned as he list
ened to America'a final note at the joint
session. When the reading was ended
be said curtly :
"Spain does not need until November
18 to answer. She will present her
In the communication tbe United
States refuses arbitration, but offers $20,
000,000, in gold for the Philippines, and
such a sum as may be agreed upon for
an island of the Caroline group, or
enough land on a strong island for a
naval base and cable station.
The American commissioners proposed
to give Spain until November 23 to ac
cept or reject these demands, which
were translated at the session in full by
Interpreter Furgeson, but after Montero
Rios' remarks about not needing so
much time the joint session was ad
journed until Wednesday.
It was reported immediately after the
session that Spain, had determined to
break off negotiations, but the World
correspondent's information rather
points to her giving notice on Wednes
day that she accepts the American pro
posals under protest.
Spanish Secretary Ojeda said to the
World correspondent :
"America proposes o pay $20,000,000
for the Philippines. We regard it as
ridiculously Insufficient, in view of the
fact that we raised $40,000,000 on the
security of the Manila customs alone.
She adds a promise that for a number of
rears not specified she will admit Span
ish merchandise and ships to ports on
the same terms as to merchandise and
ships of the United States. We regard
this part of the proposal as of very little,
if any yalue. This condition no doubt
bas been put in at the suggestion of
England not of Germany, for she is
favorabe to Spain."
When pressed for hit opinion at to tbe
ultimate action on the American de
mends, he esid :
"It ia for tht 8panish government to
decide what to do. I do not aee how
we are to avoid yielding to them. We
have no friends and apparently are help
less in the matter."
"Ia the queen regent in fayor o! ac
"Personally, no doubt she it," an
swered Senor Ojeda. "But the will be
guided by tbe government and thecortea
and nobody can tell what tbe corteS
will do. I am not a politician and bave
"If Spain accepts," tbe correspondent
inquired, "bow long will tbe com mission
"In that case" Senor Ojeda responded
" there will remain only matters of
detail to settle, for which seven or eight
sittings should suffice."
"Waa there any reference in the
American communication to tbe Cuban
debt?" was asked.
"None .whatever,"replied the secre
tary, but oar answer next Wednesday
or Thursday may refer to it. No article
of a treaty baa yet been finally drawn."
"Has America aaked (or one of the
"Yea. She proposes to buy a tmall
coaling atation there."
Senor Ojeda't demeanor waa that of a
man much depressed. The Spanish
were prepared for tbe America'a insist
ence on tbe demand for the Philippines,
bat are surprised at tbe form of tbe lat
est proposition, which virtually ia an ul
timatum, and at what they consider tbe
inadequate compensation offered.
WBKCK OF THE ATALAJfTA.
Coa Down at Alaas With ST Men oa
All P.ri.h bat Three.
Yaqcisa, Or., Nov. 18. The British
ship Atalanta, carrying a crew of 27 men
and loaded with 2800 tons of wheat, from
Tacoma for South Africa, waa wrecked
near Alsea bay yesterday morning, and
so far aa known there are but three sur
vivors. Tbe causes ot the wreck of tbe Ata
lanta and tbe circumstances attending it,
produce a tale moet harrowing. The
mismanagement ot the vessel by ita
officers is ascribed as the case of the dis
aster, and the crippling ot the Yaquina
life-saving station by a penurious policy
of that department of the government,
adds horror to the situation. The ooly
three survivors aver that tome of their
comrades on board the ship may yet be
alive. While the members of the life
saving crew are in eight of tbe wreck,
they are so far powerless to render as
sistance, owing to tbe want of appara
tus. Meanwhile couriers scoured the
beach and country adjacent for 10 miles,
to procure horses to bring np the life
boat and beach cart.
At 2 o'clock today the Atalanta lay
about a mile off shore, in a field of
turious breakers. Every swell passed
over her works. Each hour a section of
the vessel waa seen to fall away, and the
timbers float toward the shore. A strong
and steady south wester aided the current
from the tame direction to bear tbe
wreckage rapidly to tbe beach. It waa
this power, and agency and this alone
that enabled tbe three sailors wbo sur
vive to escape the fate of their brethren.
Iu a lifeboat filled with water, partly
disabled with wreckage, and without
oars to direct theircraft, they were borne
to terra firma, thus passing over a course
of nearly two miles.
One man, who was clad in simply a
shirt, more hardy than the others, made
his way along the beach. He found a
farmhouse and announced the news, and
solicited assistance for bis companions.
When the unfortunates on the beach
were reached they were so benumbed
with cold as to appear beyond help. It
has required nearly 24 hours for one to
regain his powers of mind and body.
The rescued sailors have been taken into
cabins along the beach.
BALDWIN HOTEL A MASS OF RUINS
The Baldwin Hotel and Theater Burn at
San Francisco, Cal.Nov. 23. At 3:?5
tli is morning the Baldwin hotel caught
fire and was entirely destroyed. There
were 800 people, guests and employes,
in tbe hotel when the fire broke out, and
certainly two, probably many more of
these people lost their lives. Manager
A. J. White was one of the victims, but
before be gave up his life the gallant
fellow saved the lives of three women.
The fire is said to bave stared in the
kitchen, located in the basement. It
worked its way up through a flue to the
sixth floor, and before tbe first alarm
was sent in the flames bad gained great
headway. The first alarm was followed
by others in rapid succession, until five
calls had been sent in, summoning every
piece of apparatus at the command of
The Baldwin theater also burned.
The loss ia enormous.