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OREGON CITY ENTERPRISE, FRIDAY, OCT. lfi, 1903
Oregon City Enterprise
CITY AM rOVMY OFFICIAL VXVUl.
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SUrrORT THE BOARD OF TRADE.
The Enterprise is pleased to announce in its news
columns this week that the Oregon City Board of
Trade has been re-organized for active work in the in
terest of this city and Clackamas county.
There has been every reason for some time demand
ing the reorganization of this commercial body and
now that a corporation has been formed for the ad
vancement of the city's best interests it is up to the
business and professional men of the community to
lend their support to the movement that is to be in
augurated. As we have often remarked editorially,
-"Let's get to work."
The time for judiciously advertising the extensive
resources of this section was never more opportune
than at the present time. It is reasonable to presume
that this section of the United States within the next
three years will receive more attention than ever be
fore and if the people of Clackamas county are to reap
their share of the benefits that are sure to follow the
Lewis & Clark fair, they must make some move' to
gain that recognition.
Let's be up and doing. The total of the capital
stock that is proposed by the Board of Trade should
be subscribed within twenty four hours that the work
of the unselfish promoters may be prosecuted without
delay. Let's get together and work for the advance
ment of all lines of business in this section of the
state. The best interests of any community cannot
be better eerved than through the agency ' of a com
mercial organization and in view of this fact there
should be no hesitancy on the part of the business
men and citizens of Oregon City in supporting sub
stantially and in every way encouraging the board of
trade that has just been revived among the represent
ative business men of this city.
USE MORE WIDE TIRES. j
With the coming of better roads there must also1
follow a marked improvement in tho vehicles that
p:iss over them. There has been some legislation in
many states favoring the adoption of wider tires. So
far as our information extends the inducement hcld(
out is a reduction in a certain amount of tho ro.nl
work each year. Some farmers have taken advantage;
of this privilege, but the great majority, apparently,!
has still continued the use of whatever sort or width
of tire their fancy dictates. In fact, some who have
purchased the wide-tire wagons have still continued
the use of a narrow tire, which has been used when-1
ever needed, and particularly for road traveling, on
the supposition that it is of lighter draft. On account,
of their generally beinc higher wheeled, this is nrob-'
ably true in many instances.
Some leading cities have been gradually becoming
exasperated by the expense of repairing pavement,
due to the use of narrow tires, and have gradually
adopted the use of wider tires suitable to tho loud
that they carry. Within the past month tho city of
Chicago has passed an ordinance providing for the
complete adoption of wide tires on all trucks and sim
ilar vehicles doing business upon the streets. The or
dinance does not go into effect, however, until 1SHW,
thus providing sufficient time for all changes to be
We are aware of the general feeling among farmers,
and that they will regard any legislation tending to
force the adoption of wide tires of some prescribed
width as a violation of their rights. On the other
hand, there is a portion that would welcome such a
change; among these are numbered those who realize
the injury done every year to the roads by the contin
ual cutting of narrow tires, says an exchange. i
Promoters of better rural roads can do much to fur
ther the gocxl road movement on the systems now in
common use by encouraging the use of tires on all
vehicles of sufficient width to do the least possible in-,
jury to the road while passing over it. As one cloce
observer has said, ''Every wide tire passing over the
highway improves the road, but every narrow tire'
adds one more item to its injury."
SHOULD BE WELL PAID.
Rural mail carriers who have a view to effecting an
organization that can move as a body in requesting
more adequate remuneration for their services are evi
dently entirely justified in this effort to better their
condition. Few will question the statement that the
rural carriers when the cost of their equipment and
the expense of maintaining it are taken into consider
ationare receiving about the lowest pay of any de
partment of the public service. It has been clearly
demonstrated that nearly every carrier in the service
must provide himself with at least two horses to ac
complish the work required of him. In times of bad
Knm-k around from pluco to placo looking for ft lloatinj
Stovo whon yon can got ono ns oll'crcd right horo for
Cnst Iron Top
Sheet Iron Twined
And tho lu'st foaturo ahout thin J
model of a Heater is tho large opening J
for BIG WOOD.
TJiifl price, does not include foot rails.
LANTERNS From 25c up to $6.00
Eighth and Main Sts. Oregon City, Oregon
PROMISES TO BECOME A FAD.
Suspenders came near causing a rebellion at the
Dressmakers' convention held in Chicago, last week.
When one of the leaders of the meeting from Boston,
who is regarded as an arbiter of fashion, announced
that the fashionable women would this winter wear
suspenders, like a man, every woman in -the hal
gasped. The discussion was had in a torrent. Every
other topic failed before "suspenders" and the atten
tion of every other woman was riveted on suspenders.
The majority agreed that they would frown on such
an innovation, but if it becomes "swagger" and the
correct thing to do, those who frowned hardest may
be the first to adopt suspenders. The leading modistes
agree that a strong possibility exists, that these same
startling acquisitions to a woman's toilet may become
this winter one of the mainstays of the gowns, whether
street, house or those designed for evening functions
that the society women will wear. At a recent exhi
bition of the newest things in gowns, both imported
and of domestic design, held at a New York fashion
show, the idea of wearing suspenders to woman's wear
as an aid in supporting the heavy skirts which the
prevailing fashions demand was advocated by a num
ber of fashionable modistes. Exchange.
"When a man has goods for sale the presumption is
he wants the people to know it so they will come and
buy from him. But there are men doing business or
think they are, here in Oregon City, who sit idly in
their stores waiting for the people to come in and ask
them if they have anything for sale. These very same
men are always growling and grumbling about their
competitors, about the condition of the weather and
about the trade. How different is the situation in the
store of the man who believes in publicity to advance
his business and secure trade! He has no time to
trouble his head about the affairs of others. He has
advertised his business in a systematic way. He has
invested his money in space and he is getting results.
Go about town and see for yourself if it is not a fact
that the man who advertises is doing business and lots
of it, while the man who does not ig standing about
folttTatlim Una Door Wnudrra Kor
Fruit anil Vrgrtalilra.
Tlifre nre few nioro wrongly nmiH'd
weather, in many sections where roads are especially thins in tin world Hum the Ji-nisu
bad, two horses are hardly able to withstand the de- K'1U rII'll"1"- 1,1 lir!it l'1'"'' " n"v
, , . . I it enmo fniiii Jcrnsalriii at nil. Anil In
mand upon them. Cost of maintenance of this equip- j tll0 MV,ml it ,H I1(,t r,,aily 11U rti-i.k.-
but a mmtl'ivvcr with Its tulxTH (level
ojmiI by cultivation.
Cultivation lins done wonder for
fruit Mid vegetables.
For instance, through I'm menus
poaches, nnrieots and nectarines havo
been developed from the uliiwnil. to
whleh family all three fruits belong.
There In little uppnrent ronneetloii be
tween the wild crab of the hedgerows
and a Newtown pippin, but both am
members of the samp Keims. Indeed.
It Is from this same wild rrabnpple
that the whole of the "ixi odd existing
Varieties of apples have been raised.
Technically speaking, too, the pear
la an apple, and ko are the medlar and
the mountain ash, which hitter In not
tn ash at all.
Is a turnip n cabbage? Yes, one va
riety at least of It Is. Thin Is tho queer
vegetable known as kohlrabi, which,
although classed by scientists ammiR
the Brasslca, or cnbbaco, family, hn
huce roots Just like a turnip.
The cucumber Is roilly a fruit and
not a vegetable. Tlw saino remark ap
plies to the tomato, which Is really a
The pooseberry Is n currant. It Is not
the least like It In either appearance or
flavor, yet both belong to the name
family of Iilbes.
.The onion is a charming little flower.
Its various species bearing white, yel
low, blue and rose colored blossoms,
many produced In beautiful drooping
clusters. Originally the onion was a
flowering plant, but the cultivation of
certain of Its varieties has produced the
now world famous vegetable.
When Is a chestnut not a chestnut?
When It Is a horse chestnut' This Is
another of the curiosities of the classi
fication of horticultural nomenclature.
The horse, chestnut Is .Ksculus, and the
other kind Castanea. Stray Stories.
ment in horses and vehicles is an expense unknown
to almost every other public servant, yet the pay of
the rural mail carrier is only $ "() a month. Of course
the expense of keeping a pair of horses is less burden
some in rural districts than in any other, but it is
nevertheless, a burden that a family man whose reve
nue is confined to a $1)00 yearly salary can hardly af
ford to csrry.
The argument that the pay of the rural mail carrier
has already been doubled as compared with the origi
nal Day i3 no argument at all, as the original figure
on the woik was ridiculously low, says the Drovers
Journal. The matter of fixing the pay of these public
servants who endure all sorts of exposure in bad
weather should be worked out with liberal comparison
with the increased earning power of all classes of la
bor at this time, and the proposition that a fixed ap
propriation be provided each carrier to cover the
maintenance of his equipment when once he has pro
vided the outfit seems to be one that congress may
well consider in any future legislation, as well as an
equitable adjustment of salaries that shall be satisfac
tory to the men who render this most valuable ser
A Eugene girl told her fellow that he reminded her
of the Venus of Milo. He wasn't acquainted with
Milo, so looked up his history and found that he had
no arms. There came near being a suicide. Albany
An effort is being made in Portland to increase from
10 to 15 cents the price of a shine. It has been the ex
perience of many visitors to that city that, considering
the quality of tne service generally rendered, the price
of 10 cents that now prevails is an excessive charge to
The manner in which the special agents of the gov-
ment endeavor to corner claimants upon their proving!
up on their timber claims down to specific answers in
connection with the speculative purposes of the tran
saction indicates that there is a nigger in the fence.
Many believe that the present program so different
from the old one is to crowd out as many claimants as
possible in the interest of the big syndicates whose
pockets are bulging out with script. It certainly looks
2,000 miles of long dis
tance telephone wire in
Oregon, Washington, Cali
fornia and Idaho now in
operation by the Pacific
Station Telephone Com
pany, covering 2,2'0
Quick, accurate, chcaji
All the satisfaction of
Distance no effect to t
clear understanding, Sjki
kane and San Francisco
as eiisily heard as Port
land. Oregon City office at
Harding's Dnur Store
JUNK & Second Hand Store
Complete Line New and Second Haml
Stovei. Air-tight Ktoves from up;
Cook stoves, . iind up. Highest prices
paid (or all kinds of Junk.
Sugarman & Co.
h-zJ T'"'r rit:9' '
"For alx years I was a victim ofij
pepaia In lis wont form. 1 could at nothing
tut milk tout, and at time my htomach would
not retain and diirest even that Last March I
b-Kn taking CASCAKkTS and since then I
bare steadily Improved, until 1 am as well si I
eier was Id my life."
David B. Mdbpbt, Newark. O.
waiting for customers to find out that he is on earth ; a good deal that way. The speculative part of it is
with a stock of goods. Read the advertising columns
and you will find these men are doing the business
and they know it. That is why they advertise, not
for the sake of helping a newspaper.
A te.v-yeab old Kentucky girl is big enough to have
been raised in Oregon. She weighs 259 i pounds.
merely an excuse on the part of the government, whose
agents certainly know that as a matter of fact most
people take up timber land the same as they take
possession of any other property, simply for their own
use, but prepared to make a deal some time in the fu
ture, if to their advantage. What's the odds, anyway?
The government should be above hair splitting. Al
If lawV CATHARTIC U
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Plaaaaat. Palatabla. Potfnt. TuU flood. Do
Palatabla. Potent. TuU Good.
ftood, JlaTir Sietao. V? eaten, or Orlpa. We. tbe.Bw.
... CURE CONSTIPATION. ...
urn iiiT tiami, CMiiii, MM h. Tata, lit
I tfl Tfl V I P ft" md F'Jimntopd by all drug-
fttfIUM (1414 u CX at Tobacco ilaeik
Itlicht Work at Itlirlit I'rlceH.
High grade artiHtic work at reasonable
prices in the explmmtion for the great
amount of job work that the Enterprise
office is turning out daily. This office is
better prepared than ever before to do
all kinds of job work at prices entirely
consistent with first class service and a
recognition of the union scale of waves
that is being paid for labor. This ollice
in again this year headquarters tor hop
check printing and all kinds of printing
required by hop and fruit men. We are
also better prepared than ever before to
do all manner of job work, commercial
and book printing, business stationery,
ranis, danen Invitations, programs etc.
We respectfully solicit work of this
character and desire at all times to figure
witn any one desiring printing of any
kind. If vour work is done at the hn
terprise office it is done right and will
give satisfaction, (iive us a trial.
The- l.anyer's Hiile.
"Ever since binlimin;: the practice of
law," said n Detroit hiwyer, who beg
ged Unit Ills inline be MiipreSKed. "I
bave made It a rule not to take ruses
In which I could not promi .; my client
a percentage of gain uvi r my fees. One
day not long ii'o a business man enme
to me with n request to hiic 11 debtor.
I -found It would cost far more than
could be recovered and told him so. He
Was Indignant and left vowing to get
a lawyer to press the cuan regardless of
"A few weeks later ho came to me
gain. 'Well said he, 'I took your ud
rtce and saved $i"i0 by It. Now. I want
yon to take charge of nil legal matters
affecting the IJIunk corporation. Your
retainer will be $2,000 per year I took
It, It U neetll- to say." Detroit News.
Host and Safest Kor All I'ses
FOR SALE BV
. E. MATTHIAS -Sola
Agency for Oregon City
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