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OREGON CITY ENTERPRISE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1903
WOIIK OF I'OHI AI. I Kl'A K I M KMT
Hum liiirri'NtltiK Hxuri i Cunrrnilin'
Volume of llmlneM Handled.
Tlilrlv-onn rallrusd trains, each one
mini III length, mi ry Ink 7Io,IXK),0IK) ,
pounds of ciirrH,ndcni a a dlnUnce
fu,iiI In UIIJ time ll.ti rlrciiinlcrencH til,
llii eaith Hi (tut ciHHtir lu ll In lh
grrphir manner III which M, (1. t'uninir
i.U' I il l 'r tin' niiigliHIlde el lilt) msUI
pmT v iif III 1 1 1 In country in lliu imiiihiiI
Iftimt ol World's Wink. There ia an
average ul silly one. letters, thirty nn
newspaper or perlodlcale, iiml liiurti'i'ii
li kiigc I ariled mill delivered for every
inn n woman ami child la Untie miy
branch ' the national government I lint
t ui! lies the pentiln mum closely in their
daily live? Yet, a Mr. CiinniH' pmn
utit, Ihete la tiu Federal department over
which Hit' people, have lti control, none
In Hi" management of which they Km
It considered. In lint ultimate analy
ia, I Im runt ml ol th m1 nlllce di'urt
incut la In the hsml ul Interest, Like
other departments, the postal lias Iwen
built lip by successive addition to meet
Increasing demand. TIik ui uHlilxnliiiii
it based upon a Imlky volume ol laws
that ha grown from tlm simple enact
ment of 1711-1 to It" present dimension.
Change of organisation, attempt at
y sternal ir.ution must Im tiy law, but the
law tniiat Im parsed liy emigres. In
CQNgruss, tlm authority on postal inattiTa
It tli house committee on ot oMce
ml fxiat mad, mill In that committee la
the ultimate oltlrial aiilhnilly In tlm
poat-ollli'ii department. Heads ol de
partment may iigget, IIib postmaster
general may rn uiiiiim'IhI, lull It la tlm
house committee that tiinat art licfnre
liytliiiiK ran be ilotin. The house com
mlUee la the ultimate olllcial ailtlinrlty ,
but behind tlm there ta a higher iower.
"Kvrry plan that ha ever la-en pre
aeu'ed to congrena lor linjim vl nn tlm
postal service, aaiil lii(li mt-olllce
olllelal. "ha lieen ciiituiiy.ed liy lliter
rala lo you suppose tun ran have a re
Vltion of tint present rales paid rallroaila
a long aa tome ol tlm moat prominent
ienator and congressmen arti identified
with liaiiRHrtatioii liiletesls, or estate
llali a parcels-post aa long aa T. (' I'Ult,
president lit the lulled Mate Kxprea
Company, Is ('tilled Male senator T"
'Mm Hiat ollice depart incut ronilurtN
flll Ittlllll'liaK llUlllCS. Till HMIll MV
nearly l;HI.I)(Ki,li(KI lor t tin service each
yfr In llii' lot III ol piwlauii. Tlm inoiii.y
Oi'li'r ilfpailniiMit liumlli'il morn than
.;l:l,IHMl.()i'(l la-t Viar Tliroilifliont Hip
Country am 7ft,U24 liranrln-a ol lh Of n
IrulolltiD. At all lionra il tlm tiny ami
lualit, III i-Vfry roimty III fvrrv atalt.
mull la ahiaitimt, (laalilnx, J tf tftnif , rravl-
ii If along, Yi't Una iinuii'iiaii tiuauii'i-a
la roinlucKul it limit any tmaineac oigaii
Uatlon tu liamllit It. At tlm Imail tlm
rMMla Hyalriii, ami lnow I'm Merit Sya
ti-m, ImiiIi arrve to rrmliir It Ini-Hirii'iil.
An arnlataiit poalmaati-r atati'il that "if a
mull attrmla rloai ly lo In work Im ran
Irani to manage mm ol llnai ilrpart
Inriita In aUiiil lour Vrara." Yet lour
yeara la tlm term ol ollire ol the liraiU ot
tlm iMMlal ileiiartmeiit. Tlieir ilutlra
roiiRtal almoat exiliialvely in aflixing
llii'ir aignaltirea tu alarki ol iluriimenta
attrateil onlv hy tlm Initial! ol aoiiin an!)
Otdlliale. '( Iiitb liaa Imen a little more
rara in ilila iliriHlloti aime the "A. W.
M." ol Mr. Mai hen, or tlm "H. W. H."
u( Mr, Heaven waa all powerlul, tint the
upervl Ion n atlll ilelerilve. I'nder
the civil aervlre law autxinlinaln ia re
tnovulile only lor Inelllrienry or
ni'gliTt. So long aa lie iIih noi antag
oiiimi an Inlnreat liia lierlli ia aa(o, ao
"not loo much eal" haa lHoome the
watrlmoM. A furtlmr amirre ol weak
n.'ha ia the Illogical ilivialon of atithorily.
The iiiiierintemlence ol the ei lorremunt
ol Urn poatal lawa ia In the department
ol the attorney-general; tliearcnunt are
i audited in the treasury ilepartnient.
The rountriea of Kuroie have much to
; tearh ua in the Mwtal huaineaa. In a
' (human city there la a poMt-oflicw every
lew hiinilreil yarda. A network of under
ground luhea connect all but the very
arnalleat. Ordinary mail goea Crom ata
tion by wagon, but a ecial delivery
Btamp, coating leca than eight cent, will
ramie til nieaaage io on aiun iy unm
anywhere In the rity. A rarrier dull vera
It Immediately ami waita lor an anawer.
Meaaage ami anawer in Herlin take alxiut
two boura. One may aend a poatal
money-order with a meaaage written on
the bark, and a meeeetiger will deliver it
and pay the money on the apot. Of tbe
parrel-poet, Mr. Cunnill aaya "I know a
reaide'it ol Herlin who baa a package ol
meat mailed to him every Saturday from
a point one buijdred and illly miletaway
In Hileaia lor a little more ihan twelve
tenia the rate lor a twenty-pound par-cel.'-
The Kngllali poat-ollire aendi
twidve-word telegraphic meaaagee all over
Ureal Itrilain and Ireland lor twelve
renla, condutt a parrela-poet and a aav
ingabank. All ol this paya. The United
State gives no aurb aervlre, and the de
llrlt in the poatul department laat yar
wda four millions of dollara. It would be
ImiKiaaible In any city in this country to
semi a letler, receive an answer, send
again and receive a second answer, as
ran be done in London, In a day. A four
pound package mailed from San Fran
limo to New York coats 04 cents; a ten
pound package from Oermany to Sao
Franrlaco coals a trllle; in the reverse di
rection, prohibitory letter pontage rates
would lie charged. A dress-suit case was
mailed Irom New York to New Haven at
a coat ol S.li8; if it bad gone by way of
tiermsny it would have coat $1.06.
PUKSIDKNT K00SfcVr:i.r TOM) HIM
reived wlthVelrome In I It in rlty, where
many Intereated rlulinania reanje, At
the Oregon City Land Ollire there am
pend ni prunab y two hundred raaca In
which flnal proof to limber ami alone
land entries have been made hut under
the inalriiiMlnna ol the department nl
Waahtiigtnri theait proofa Iiuvh Ixo-n
held U, ami in many caaea rejected. Un
der the new policy, patent will laatm to
all lumla on whlrli valid proof baa hern
Ol tlieliOOraaea tending in the lix al
I.uml ollire, at leaat I Oil were rrlerred to
HpKclul Inapeclnr llubba fur re-examina
I tiuu w ith the result that the great major
ity, under tlm technical ruling ol the de
partment at Waahtngtnn, wasellher held
no or rejected altogether. In the great
majority ol the caea there waiahaoliitelv
no itieation aa to the grnuineneas and
validity ol the proof olb-rn-l bv tlm claim
ami hut iimhir the ruling ol Hitchcock it
waa up to the Inspector to act adversely
to cluunaul' intereala. While the en
forcement ol llitclicm k'a ruling operated
morn iinlalrly againat the b"iia fide set
tler aa againat the lurgn sHciilalor orror
IHiratlon, still It served two good pur
p'stea, nninley: It preventeil many fraud
ulent entries Irom being pushed lo patent
and has given the examining inspector
an opportunity to thoroughly look Into
every entry and satisfy hlmiil( at to it
( HCIIIT TO HI A I K.
Contintiod Irom I'aga 1 (
10 YOU WANT A 000 II MA II
Hllrltrock SiiHnemlH Arlillrnry Knllnc
Coiicernliik" l.iinil Eulrlea.
ZThrougli the intervention of Senators
Mitchell and Fulton, I'resident Koose
vrlt Iiiih rauscd Secretary Hitchcock to
revoke his recent severe ruling with refer
ence to the practice that has been in
vogue Inr more than a yi'Hr paHt of sua
penning, all entries made under the tim
ber and stone land act of Oregon, Wash
ington and California. This action was
taken hv Hitchcock at the direction of
I'resiilcnt Koosevelt following Hn inter
view that waa had with Senators Mitchell
and Fulton, of this state, who showed to
the Chief Kxecuiive that the enforcement
of the hard ruling of the department waa
working an inexcusable hardshipon bona
lido settlers. Under the now policy all
timber entries will be examined lyaspe-
rial Kent within the ninety lay period
required to elapse before llnal proof is
The announcement of Secretary Hitch
cock's revocation ol his policy was re-
Tbe legislature C included Its w irk ami
adjourned aine die at 11:15 o'clock
Until house passed the hill appropriat
ing $KK),(XI0 for securing a right ol way
lor the Ceiilo canal, ami also a number
ol hills ol minor importance.
Killing of Chinese pheasant has been
prohibited until VMM.
Ten per rent baa been flxsd aa the
maximum rate o( inteiest to be charged
upon property sold for taxes.
No person, extent the petson paying
the same, will ls permitted to maintain
a suit to recover fees pnl tu county re
ronleia under the invalid lee law.
A law liasheen parsed xrmitilng own
era of water rights to condemn and ap
propriate the property ami water rights
ol others lor a public use,
Tbe total rtK of the session baa been
about f7ri0l, lor the payment of which an
appropriation waa made.
Salariesol circuit judges In Multno
mah county have been raised (ruin $;ttKsJ
lof KKKIa year. Salaries ol district at
tornet ami deputies in the eighth ami
ninth judicial district have hnen
changed, entailing an additional cost of
$ UK) per year. The new barrack at the
Soldiers' Hume at ltoiiurg will bo lur- :
liiahed at a cost ol I'.TiCO
Owner of stalliona are given alien
upon mares lor the value ol service.
The car shortage hill, which required!
railiuada to supply car w ithin a specified
time after demanded, lulled to get the i
necessary number ol vote in tbe lower I
house, where it originated. I
The house passed a hill making gam-1
bling a leluny pnnishahle by impr ison-
meiit in the ieiiilentiary, tiut the ineaa
urn did nut reach the senate. Kay'a flat
alary bill passed the bouse, but tailed
in the senate.
The legislature memorialized c ngrea
In lavor of the itrowulow road bill
which, II passed, will bring an appro
priation of I'.'MJ.OOO to Oregon, and also
in favor of Increasing salaries ol rural
mail carriers from fOOO to SU0 per year.
A hill appropriating 40,000 for Indian
war veterans, to make up a deficiency,
tailed to get through t tie house,
MASON'S (L LLII II ATE AT UASqi'ET
Mtiliacrlhe For Enterprise and Orrro
man and (Jet (Inr Free,
l)o you want a map of the I'arillc
Northwest? The F)uterprise has made
n arrangement with the Oregoriian by
which we ran liirnisb a valuable msp to
gether with the KntcrprisH and the
Weekly Oregoriian lor one year each, all
lor the remarkably low price ol
The coat ol the map alone I f2.n0. The
Ftiterprise ha the exclusive right ol in
troducing these map into this ci illity on
a clubbing oiler. Sample ol tlm map
may Im seen at the Knlernriae ofllce and
all orders sent in by mail will receive
The map ia one ol the best and moat
lervlreable we have ever seen. It 1 a
wall map and comm-Is of four pages. Its
dimeiiainns are 'JHi&l Indie. The first
page contain a map of the world in con
nection with which I shown the com
imratlve time ami distances. All ol the
1'nited Slate possesion are indicated
by Hags. Thia page also shows the arm
and Hags ol the various nation of the
world. I'age two ia devoted to large
sized map of the stale ol Oregon and
Washington, each state being ihown by
llaeif. On the reverse tide of this page
i given considerable siatistical matter
concerning the twu itute. In one col
umn is arranged in alphabetical order
all ol the counties in each state together
with tl e location in the state ol the par
ticular county together with the total
population ol that comity. Following
the list of the counties is given tbe name
in alphabetical order also, ol every city,
town and postolllce in each state, the
name of the county in which it is located
and also the section of the state and the
population of each. There is a!o shown
on this page the new seal ol tbe State ol
Oregon a adopted hv tne legislature last
winter, together with some descriptive
matter showing the resai-la in which
the new dill'er Irom the old. Five sepa
rate map are shown on the third page.
They are Alaska, Kritish Columbia, the
Hawaiian Islands, Philippine Inland
ml the minor United States possessions
in the Pacific Ocean. The (uurtti page
hows a map of the United State, Idaho
The Gift Buyer Who Comes To Us Makes No Mistake
Every 1'urchane from our Beautiful Stock means, a Merry Christmas for gome one
THE PLEAS!N3 SELECTION
THE GMD QUALITY
THE REASONABLE PRICE
n hint Tin
You will delieht in our New Stock because it ia in clone touch with the times
anticipates your Every Want in Gift Making.
PRESENTS FOR EVERYBODY
Good things Plenty of them Suitable for old and young.
Come and get the very best and save in the buying.
GOLDEN RULE BAZAAR
Oregon City's Big Cash Store
Loo I Lodge lias Wiped Oat a Debt of
hercral Years' Stundlng.
In cnlehration ol the iatiufactlon of all
outatanding indehtedneaa, Multnomah
Iodge No. 1, A. K. A A. M., of tins city,
heing the oldest Maaonic Lodge went ol
the Miaaourl river, held an elaborate
banquet laat Saturday evening at ita hall
in thli city. A number ol the pioneer
memliera of the Maaonic order in thia
atate were iu attendance, including: K.
X. Matthieil, of llutteville, and Win.
Harlow, ol Harlow, both of whom have
been (or mure than fifty years members
of Multnomah Lodge. Among t hone pres
ent wbo have belonged to the order lor
46 years, were Captain George I'eaae,
CaptaiiuJ. T, Apiwrson, (jeorge Clatk
and V. W. Uanong.
I'receeding the banquet the election ol
officer took place with tbe result that
the present corps of officers waa retained
lor another year. They are: K. C.
(ianong, W M.j James Lynch. 8. W.j
J. 1'. Keating, J. W.: John Humphry,
secretary; Linn E. Jones, treamirer.
When the election had been concluded,
i'aat Master C. W. Uanong, nn behalf of
the lodge presented tbe present W. M.,
H. V. UanonK, bis son, with P. M.'s
The banquet followed and for this
spread IK) covers were laid. F. T. Uril
titb, of this city, served as toaatmaater.
The following toasts were responded to:
It. 0. Uanong, "Financial Ktatemont" ;
J.T. Apperson, "Karly Struggles"; J.
II. Walker, "The Freedom ol Heing Out
of Iebt"; F. K. Hammond. "The Ma
sonic Man and Other Men"; Ueorge
Clark, "The Cornerstone"; Captain
I'eaae, "Trials of the W. M." ; J. F.
Keating, "Masonry as I Have Found
It"; J. K. Hedges, "Masonic Obliga
tions"; T. F. Kvan, "Crossing the
Kiver"; C. W. Uanong. "The Lodge
I'aat and Fresent" ; W. E. Carll, "Ma
sonic Charity"; (4. L. Hedges, "The
l'eraonal Equation"; K. A. Miller, "The
I'hiloHophy ol Masonry."
llllfoiia olle revrulrl.
Take a double dose ol ChHinbnrlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diararhoea Remedy
as soon as the first indication of the diie
eaae appears ami a threatened attack
may be warded off. Hundreds ol peo
ple tine the remedy in this way with per
feet success. For' sale by U. A. Ilard
iof. An ideal Christmas present a box of
cignrs, a meerschaum or briar pipe at
The Favorite Cigar More, S. Oldstein,
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
AVING REDUCED the price on our entire stock of
Holiday Goods, we are satisfied that if you will call
and examine our goods and get our prices you will look no
further. Without a doubt we have the largest and most
complete assortment of Xmas presents in the city, and for
PRICES we will guarantee to save you money on every
article purchased. Our stock of games, toys, books, knives
and everything for the children at a GREAT REDUCTION
CHAR.MAPJ egt CO CITY DRUG STORE
and the minor possessions ol the United
States in the Faji6c Ocean, the map
bowing the laat named land being larger
and more useful than that on tbe pre
ceding. pae. Arranged in alphabeticla
order on this pse are also the counties
and towns ol the state of Idaho, together
with their location and population.
Tbe combination of these maps is
worth the $2.50 lor whlcn It retails.
They are printed on good map paper
and will last a lite time. The various
drawings are richly colored and tbe map
is a very creditable production. We
will lurnish these maps to Clackamas
county people at $2.25 and include with
them a subscription to the Enterprise
and the Weekly Oregonian for one year
in advance. This is a rare offer and one
that will probably not be duplicated
again. Call at tbe Enterprise office and
see tbe map or mail us your subscription
anvway. You will be sure to be pleased
with the premium vou will receive.
Start the New Year off right by signing
for the Enterprise, the beet county pa
per, and the Oregonian, which lor gen
eral news iB not equalled in this section.
Send in your subscriptions at once.
We cannot guarantee to prospective
subscribers that this offer tor the Orego
nian and the Enterprise with the map
as a premium, will hold good alter Jan
uary 1, next. So send in your subscrip
tion at once and take advantage ol this
unusually liberal offer that will probably
not be duplicated again.
Kodol Ij-hm-iii 're
Digests all classes ol food, tones and
utrengthens the stomach and digestive
organs. Cures Dyspepsia, Indigestion.
Stomach Troubles, and makes rich, red
blood, health and strength. Kodol
Dyspepsia Cure rebuilds worno it titsoes.
purifies, strengthens and sweetens the
stomach, t'ov. U. W. AtkiiiHon.ol W. a.
snys: "I have u-ed a number of bottles
nl 'Kodol DvspepHiaCnre and haw found
it to he a verv eltective Him, mueeu
powerful remedy for stomach
I recommend it to niy
by U. A. Harding.
All the heiiB in Lot-an have joined the i
union, it seems, and Irom present indi
cations conks generally will nave lorus-;
lis up eggless cuke recipe for Xmas. i
Cheapest lots in Oregon ity for sale.
Inquire at the Enterprise office. Oct. 2 1(
Y. M. C. A. Notes.
Tbe Intermediate basket ball team of
the Oregon City Y. Si. C. A. will go
down to Fortland on Christmas Eve to
play with the Boys team from the asso
ciation at that place. During tbe past
two years these two teams have played
(our games, of which Oregon City has
won three. Both teams have improved
a great deal since their last game, and it
would be difficult to pick the winner thia
season. On New Year's Eve the Port
land team will play in Oregon City, and
much interest is being manifested by
the locals as to tbe outcome.
Following the basket ball games there
will be union watcb night service in
tbe parlors of the association. This ser
vice will be of a religious character, and
the various pastors o( the city will par
ticipate. All are welcome to this service
and it is hoped that the rooms will be
crowded to their full capacity.
Immediately after the holidays classes
be organized in bookkeeping, shorthand,
arithmetic, etc.; also a gymnasium class
Much interest has been manifested in
the association work thus far, and it is
expected that notwithstanding the late
ness of the opening there will be a good
work carried on.
Save lots of If
Ornaments and Novelties
Dolls, Lamps, Clocks
ttich Cut Olaas
Come before Parting with
& Oct our prices 9
1 Tea Co.
Thai'5 ttii Reason
Main Street, South of 5th.
"IXITRABLE" HEART MSE1SE
Franklin Biles, M. D., IX. B., Will
Send S3. 75 Worth or His Spec
ially Prescribed Treatment
Free to Afflicted Readers.
blank, address Dr. Miles, Grand Dispen
sary, 613 to 523, Main St., Elkhart, Ind.
Mention Oregon City Enterprise in your
R. L. Holm n, leading undertaker
Oregon City, Or-gon. March 27-tf
To demonstrate tbe unusual curative
powers of his New Special Treatment'
lor diseases of the heart, nerves, stom
ach or dropsy, Dr. Miles will send tree
to any alllicted person $3.75 worth of his
It is the result of twenty-five years of
careful study, extensive research, and
remarkable experience in treating thou
sands of heart, stomach and nervous dis
eases, which so often complicate each
case. So certain are the results of his
New Treatment that he does not hesi
tate to give all patients a trial free.
Few physicians bave such confidence
in their skill. Few physicians so thor
oughly deserve the confidence of their
patients as no false inducements are ever
held out. The doctor's private practice
is so extensive as to require the aid of
(orty associates. His offices are always
open to visitors.
Col. N. (i. Parker, ex-treasurer ol
South Carolina, says: "I believe Dr.
Miles to be an attentive and skillful phy
sician, in a field which requires the
best qualities of head and heart." The
late Professor J. 8. Jewell, M. D , editor
of the Journal of Nerves and Mental Dis
eases, of Chicago, wrote, "My all means
publish your surprising results."
Hundreds of "Incurable Cases" cured.
Mrs. Frank Smith, of Chicago, wus cured
ol beart dropsy alter five lending physi
cians bad given her up. Hon. C . M.
Buck, banker, of Faribault, Minn., j
writes: "I had broken completely down.
My head, heart, stomach and nerves j
had troubled me greatly for years. Dr.
MM....' Cno..tl Tia.tntont fMlr.it mu afl,.r '
.micro , t .,. .- . .
physicians ol i.tucsgoanu
Naturally induces trade. We
do not do busines on that
basis but do give value re
ceived for every ,cent you
spend at our store. Ilero
are some bargains:
3-lb can Brandenstein's
Mocha and Java coffee . .
5 lbs Brandenstein's Caro
Good brand bulk Coffee, per
Green Java Coflee, per lb. .
Fine bulk Syrup, per gallon
A full line of the verv
in the grocery line at
The ELECTRIC Grocery
D, M. KLEMSEN, Prop.
Miu Street next to Alhrigbt's Market
ORrUiOS CI 1Y BJAT;
" Z. ' 1 . V;...i.. (.:,..! H.UI.V Miin.ri.R
eisewnere uu coiuiueieij mum.
1000 references to, and testimonials , Steamers A.t..:. end loinoua l r
from bishops, clergvmen, buikeis. farm- lem and wav miM-. leave 1 or: umd .1
ers and their wives will he sent free, j 'except Sili.n ! 0:4 . ... t.i , i
These include many who have been Oregon City. v.l. a. m ; i--i "
...,i f,. k tn ",n ji,.iuna Inm I Salem, 7 a. m. ; :eav Or gm I i y,
LUI TAt Unci II Vlll v wv w " J
pronounced them Incurable. For free P- m-
treatment, free Heart Kook andu. uestion i Oregon City TriiM.urtation fo