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O regon City Enterprise.
VOLUME 37. NO. .
OREGON CITY ENTERPRISE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 1904.
ALL EYES TURN TO REAL ESTATE
WHEN SPECULATIVE INVESTMENTS FAIL
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l lrst Residence liuilt In Gladstone, 1893.
Never ban tho Htability of Real rotate been more forcibly einphaHized than by tho sharp
contrast of values which these market convulsions reveal.: over against tho purely speculative,
fluctuating and fictitious, stands Real Estate, solid, HuljHtantial a very Gibraltar of stability
tho most pronounced example of a commodity unaffected by tho gusty winds of Wall Street or
tho unscrupulous munipulations of overcapitalized jugglers.
Today, as never before, the country over is money buing transferred from wild cat securities
and placed in REAL PROPERTY.
As land values inevitably increase hand in hand with population, the wise buyer of today
will 1m the rich man of tomorrow. Test the matter and buy a couplo of
Choice High Class
Residence Lots in
l(X) lots of your own selection, at $ 100.00 per lot, without interest or taxes. 2r per cent in
terest guaranteed on tho investment.
Make your selection at an early day and before prices advance.
Gladstone is a part of Oregon City and a suburb of Portland, on the
Oregon Water Power and Railway line, and Southern acific Railroad.
Full information mailed to any address.
H. E. CROSS, Sole Agent
Oregon City, Oregon
IOBEKT A. MILLER
ATTORN HY AT LAW
Linl Tltlen nnd Uinl Office
Munlncnn 11 Hpeciulty j
Will practice in all Court of the State
Room 3, Wfittliiinl Illdg. i
opp. Court House, Orrgon City, Oregon
ATTORN KY AT LAW
t4Cti or moMKTr fi uhuhid.
Oltlc nexi to Oregon CUT Entriri.
QV.O. C. HKOWNKI.L,
ATTORN KY AT LAW
Oregon City, - - Oregon
Will prsctics In nil the courts of tlie state.
Ottlce in Culllil building.
Qt W. KASTIIAM
ATTORNKY AT LAW
Lend Till" Examined. Abstracts Mails.
Deeds, Mortgages Drawn. Money losned
Dank of Oregon City.
Ohiqor Cit, Uk. 1
W. B. U'Bsa 0. Bokneb.l
U'REN & SCHUEBEL
Attorneys at Law.
Will praclir in all conns, make collection)
and settlements of Kststes.
Furnish abstracts of title, lend you money
nd lend your money on first niorgaKe.
Office In Enterprise Building,
Oregon City, Oregon.
Attorney at Law.
Justice o( the Feace.
Jagger Bldg., Oregon City
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
BMON CITT, -
Will praottce In all the courts ef tha stats. Of
Ice, lu Cauflald bulldlu.
D . D.O. LATOCRETTB
COUNSELORS AT LAW
VAllf iTBUT oaaooM citt, obioos.
Porilah Afcatraeta of Title, Loan Money, Fora-
lata Martiaitt, and traniaat tieneral
i, ana Iran
f i... . , . rrrn
y, )'ou nCL'd anything in the
Lj Glass-waro or Gianite-ware, I can
inspect my stock.
Complete line of new and second-hand FURNITURE carried. Let
me supply you with a hoime- keeping oullit
WALL PAPER of the bent quality and latest styles at right prices.
Attention, Here's a Bargain
6000 feet, JJ inch first clusa Manila rope, in one piece, Is offered (or
sale at a bargain for a few days.
tilli Jiii Jfrf A' Ja' Ji J J"
Br 11 is wick House & Restaurant
Newly Furnished Rooms.
Meals at All Hours. Prices Reasonable.
Opposite Suspension Bridge.
Only First Class Restaurant
Oregon Washington State Fair Victories
ON BARRED PLYMOUTH ROCKS
Oregon state Fair 191)2
l-j-j on Cock Birds, 6 in Competition
1st on Hen, 10 in Competition
i-j-j on Kullets. . . .40 in Competition
md on. . .Cockerel ai in Competition
ut an pen, 11 in Competition
1st ia America! Class
But oi lit on pntlata tha paat S
yeara. Stock fur aala. vajgaln imiod.
J. MURROW & SON.
, Public confidence in specu
lative H'icuritifiH ban recently
received one of the greatest
nhockH iu the history of fi
nance. An bursts a bubble, ho in
almoHt a day millions of dol
lar!) were swept away, carry
ing many hudreJn of invest
ors to ruin.
Wall Street's woo is the
wine tnan'ii warning.
The entire Htock market
nan become demoralized dur
ing tho last year and the pub
lic Ijum shown a decided dis
inclination to invent in the
clarfH of Htockn there offered.
On the other band, heavy
investments are daily being
made by moHt conservative
interests in select real estate
ut constantly increasing prices
Grand Opening Sale
A FULL LINE OF
way of Hardware, Crockery,
sujiply your wants. Calland
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it H 'Ji IT A" 3L' Ik' V V 3 "jj 'Jj 2i j3
Washington Slate Fair 1902
We only sent 3 pallets, I hen and I
Cock and won on every entry but one
besides specials, including best pen In
the show. Prizes won lat Cock, 1st
He: 1st and and Pullet; 1st pen.
Eiblbltloa Stock a specialty Soma
(rand pullets for aala. Eggs S3. 00
Oregon City. Oregon.
WILL TttY AGAIN
Report From Halem Sayg TeO'
ile'n Tarty U ill Reorganize.
lull Have Had Enough of Fusion
and Will ;o It Alone.-Tbey
Predict a Crisis,
KeorKsnizalion of the People's party
In Oregon is a movement that has been
started in the last month with what is
claimed to te a good prospect for suc
cess, says the Naleia correspondent to
t lie Oregon ian. Leaders in the old t'opu
1 1 at party have tx-en conferring;, and it
has been decided that circular letters
shall be sent out this week for the pur
pose ol securing ezprenitlons of opinions
upon the suhjwe. It ia proposed to hold
a mass meeting of 1'opulietn iu Portland
the latter part ol this month, when re
organization will be elfccted and dele
gates will lie chosen to represent the
party nt the .National Populist Conven
tion at Kt. Louis in February.
"The time is ripe for reorganization,'
declares a former member of the state
executive committee of the People's
party, "A great many people think the
Populist movement ia dead, but it isn't.
Most men who believed in the principles
of the People's party ten years ago be
lieve in them still. Three years ago the
managers of the party in this state met
and declared that the dissolution of the
party had taken lace, but this action
was without the knowledge or consent of
the rank and Die of the Populist party.
The members ef that party can and will
reorganize, and we will be beard from in
the campaign next Spring."
The men who are taking the lead in
the work of putting new life into the
Populist party in Oregon believe that the
former position of that party con be re
gained in one campaign. They cite the
fact that in 181)4 the Populist party was
second in strength In ttiis state. When
Lord was elected Governor in that year,
Pierce (Peo.) led Oallowav (Dem.) by a
vole of 20,000 to 17,000. While the Popu
lists do not expect in one campaign to
secure their former numerical strength,
they do expect to take rank as the sec
ond party of the ;'Ue. They say that a
large number of Populists have refused
to alliliate with any other party. Many
became Socialists, otbera united with the
Democrats and others found their way
into the Republican party on the strength
of tlie prosperity argument. The leaders
in the reorganization movement believe
they can regain all the strength that
went to these other parties, and if hard
times ensue, as no" seems to them prob
able, they hope to gain further strength
by means of converts from the ranks of
the old parties.
"Auti-fusion will be one of the first
principles of the reorganized Populist
party," is the statement made by one of
the men, who is actively engaged in
gathering the scattered forces of the once
formidable political organization.
"It was fusion that wronght onr ruin.
The Democrats sought a union of strength
and induced the Populists to go into a
combination by which each party named
a portion of the candidates. Tiie count
of the ballots after election day showed
that the Populists were true to their
agreement, while the Democrats were
not. Democratic candidates were elected
but Populist candidates were not. The
Democrats led us into a trap and tried to
assassinate us by sticking a knife under
our fifth rib. They left us for dead, and
bave ever since been declaring that they
are oppoted to fusion. They were the
onlv ones who gained by a union of forces.
"The Democrats are out lor victory,
and not for principle;. Tbey will advo
cate anything in order to win. Populists
stand for principle, sod upon this basis
our party will be reorganized. We shall
declare our allegiance to the Omaha
platlurm, chief planks of which were on
the questions of land, labor, finance and
transportation. We believe that events
of the last ten years have shown that we
were right in the principles we adopted
at Omaha, and that the financial crisis
which now seems imminent will con
vince a great many voters of the sound
ness ol our position. Ul course, tlie
measure of our Success depends largely
upon tbe events of the next few months.
If a financial crisis ensues, there will be
a strong drift toward the Popdlist paity.
In any event, there is no reason why we
should not become the second party in
the state. Every Populist knows bow
his party has been treated by the Demo
crats, and he resents it, even though be
is compelled to vote with that party for
tbe present. Whenever the Populists
have helped elect a Democrat to an office
which carries an appointive power, no
tice has been given that only Demccra a
need apply for positions. The Demo
crats bad no use for Populists except in
so far as tbey could aid tbe Democrats in
securing public office."
The report that there Is a movement
on foot for tbe reorganization of the Peo
ple's Party of Oregon Is not considered
seriously in this city.
"Ol what would such a party organiza
tion be formed?" remarked a resident of
this city who was one of the prominent
organizers of the Populist party in this
state. "When a political organization
officially disbands, it generally remains
desd. One of tbe main principles for
which the Populist party of Oregon con
tended was the Initiative and .Referen
dum amendment to tbe constitution.
This bas been secured and the purpose
of the organization baa practically been
"By tbe enactment of the Initiative
nd Relerendum amendment, tbe need
(or any additional political parties has
been destroyed. Legislation of a reme
dial character does not now bave to be
proposed and championed by any politi
cal organization. If an existing law does
not give satisfaction or other legislation
is considered necessary, it is within the
power of the people themselves to initi
ate and prosecute to a final consideration,
under tbe operation of the Initiative and
Referendum, all these matters. It does
not appear that tbe reported effort to re
vive the Popvlist party in this state is to
be seriously considered."
In Clackamas county, which was one
of the Populist strongholds of tbe state
during the life of that party, Populism is
in every sense a thing ot the past. Die-
sittiftfled elei-tors who identified llirm
pelves with tho movement have alfilisted
themselves with either of the two recog
nized political organizations while s
small nuniher have become asuociated
with the bocialiat party. It is believed
that the operation of the Initiative and
Hefereniluin in matters of IcginUtion will
verv materially decrease tho vote of the
Hticiallata in lliis county at the coming
election in June. At the last general
election, this party cut about 600 votes
in Clackamas county.
HAD AN ALL-NIGH f TUSSLE.
itert Bockfs, Violently Insane On Re
ligion, Kent to Asvlam.
Bert Bockes, aged 38 years, of Glad
stone, was taken to the state insane asy
lum at Halem Monday evening by Sher
iff Miaver and L-lilel ot I'olice Burns.
Bockes was captured Monday morning
at Gladstone after an all-night tussle.
About 11 o'clock Sunday night, Sheriff
Shaver was called to tbe residence of W.
j. Johnson, in Gladstone, being notified
that there was an insane man there.
The sheriff found the man in the house
.acting in a strange way, It was proposed
that the man be sept In the house all
night and assistance he secured to take
him into town in the morning. During
the night the crazy man escaped from
the house scantily clad, and ranged
around the neighborhood for some time,
but finally returned ol his own accord.
Early Monday morning Chief of Police
Burns was telephoned for, and the two
got the maniac on the car by represent
ing that he was going to Portland. Once
ou tbe car, a sharp tussle ensue.1 while
the two officers placed the victim. The
officers say that tbe man is very strong,
ud gave them a lively round of it before
they got the best of him.
The unfortunate man is said to be a
victimjol religious mania, but has mo
ments when be is apparently as calm as
any one. He has but recently returned
from a voyage to Ban Francisco on a sail
ing vessel, be being originally a sailor.
He states that he bas been crazy before,
having been confined for lunacy before
in the East, tie states that one day last
week be took a cab while in Portland,
nd made bis way to the police station,
where he asked the authorities to take
him to tbe insane asylum, as be was
likely to become violent and do some se
rious damage. He states that he was
put in the jail for a short term and then
turned out again.
THE CITT OF EM AC A DA.
1 Resident of Sllrerton Tells f the
Clackamas County Town.
D. F. Warner returned from the new
town in Olackamas county called Esta-
cada, Tuesday, where be went a lew
weeks ago to look after his valued ia
Mr. Warner reports a rapid increase
in the population of that town and says
it is estimated that a city of five thou
sand people will be built there within
tbe next five years. The town is loreUid
on the Clackamas liver, about Iw.-'tv-
five miles from Portland, and is sup(..ied
with a water power almost equal to any
in the state. A railroad wan built from
Portland to Estacada last fall and since
tne completion of this enterprise the
town bss experienced a wonderful
growth. Mr. Wsrnsr was tbe first pass
enger to ride over the new road to that
January l?th lots in tbe city wilt be
sold at public auction and from present
indications it is expected that real es
tate in that vicinity will move rapidly
and at big prices.
A modern hotel building is being
erected st Estacada by the Oregon Water
Power Townsite Company at a cost of
about $20,000, a church and school houee
are to be tbe next important additions
to the town and stores and of course
saloons are being established on metro
politan plans. An electric power plant
is assured and besides furnishing excel
lent light service, will afford an abund
ance of power for mills and factories
whicb are certain to be established there
in the near future.
Mr. Warner formerly lived in Silver
ton. About ten years ago, when land in
that vicinity was selling for $20 per acre,
be purchased 108 acres, where the new
town is laid out. The same land is now
selling (or $300 an acre. Mr. Warner is
greatly encouraged over the outlook and
is confident of the success of Estacada.
Of bis 108 acres ol land 65 acres is in ex
cellent timber, which will prove a valu
able piece of property as tbe country be
comes developed. Silverton Appeal.
Entertainment at Willamette. The
Eighth Grade Co-operative Club of the
Willamette school gave a very pleasing
entertainment to their friends and tbe
public at tbe school bouse Friday even
ing, January 1. The first pari of the
programme consisted of reading, recita
tion, songs, etc. by members of the club.
The crowning feature of the evening's
entertainment was a reading from Hia
watha by Miss Ella Ream illustrated by
tableaux. Tbe caste was as follows:
Hiawatha, Waldroa Hyatt, Erneet
Young, Frank Shipley; Old Kakomis,
Carrie Fuller; Arrow Maker, James
Vaughan: Minnehaha, Bessie Capen
Tbe characters for tbe various parte were
well chosen and with tbe rare costumes,
excellent stage setting and light effects
made a series of pictures long to be re
membered. Tbe people ol Willamette
nope that tne young people will continue
in the good work.
Just Ou Minute.
One Minute Cough Cure gives relief in
one minute because it kills the microbe
which tickles the mucous membrane
causing the congh, and at the same time
clears tbe phlegm, draws out the inflam
mation and heals snd soothes the affected
parts. One Minute Cough Cure strength
ens tlie lungs, wards off pneumonia and
if a harmless and never failing cure in all
curable cases of Coughs. Colds snd Croup,
One Minute Cough Cure is pleasant to
take, harmless and good alike for young
and old. Sold by Geo. A. Harding.
Cbsspsst lots In Oregon City for sale.
Inquire at tbe Enterprise office. Oct. 2 U
MADE A JUDEKKOR
China Pheasant Lair Was Xot
Attempt to I Ioe Season for Tws
Tears Failed Law Same
A law that is not a law, is the status
of House Bill No. 41, introduced by Mr.
Edwards, of Lane county, as it stands
upon the records of the house journal,
says the Salem Statesman. That there
is a serious defect in tbe record of the
bill was discovered by the committee
from the house, whicb was working upon
the revision of the journal, and this de
fect meana that the bill, although it bos
evidently gone through all the necessary
channels of leislstion, from the house.
where it originated, through the senate
and hands of the governor and is now in
the ollic) ol the secretary of state, is of
no more effect than if it bad never been
introdnced. This will, no dnnbt, he joy
ful news to the lovers of field sport, for
the bill in question is that which pro
hibits the killing, taking or having in
possession, from the date of Ita paxsAge,
to the first dsy of October, 1906, of China
The fact of the matter is that the bill
never passed the house in the first place,
but, owing to a mistake of the reading:
clerk, in summing op and announcing
the ballot upon tbe final passage of tbe
bill, it was so credited and the miBtake
was not discovered nntil after the bill
had gone through the whole conrse of
legislation, passed through the bands of
the governor and filed with th secretary
of state. Then the mistake was caught
op in the committee when tbe che.-kine
process of all of the ballots, as is required
of them, revealed the fact that the bill
only received thirty votes in its favor in
stead of tbirty-ooe, as was announced by
tne reading clerk, and it, therefore, failed
The ballot sheet, of course, was filed
away with tbe others and was not con
sulted again nntil the checking process
began. Tbe matter was at once reported
to the secretary of state, who called in
Attorney General Crawford, and, after a
lengthy discussion, it wss decided to say
nothing about tbe matter and keep it
secret and allow tbe bill to remain upon
the records as though it were of effect,
but it is tbe next thing to impossible to
keep such things quiet and it finally
leaked out in Borne unknown and mys
Tbe fatal mistake was made npon the
second day of tbe session, and, being
simply a slight mistake in the count of
the votes, which is a very difficult mat
ter owing to the way tbe blank ballot
sheets of tbe bouse are gotten up. Tues
day, the second day of the session, was
that npon which so much legislation was
rushed through both branches of tbe as
semblp, and it is the greatest wonder in
the world that more mistakes did not oc
cur than there did. Tbe mistake was
made by Reading Clerk Morphv, al
though a portion of the responsibility
reots upon the speaker, who is supposed
to make an inspection of each ballot that
is taken before the same is announced,
but there is probably nobody that feels
so badly about it as does Reading Clerk
Murphy, who regrets it veiy deeply. It
may be said that Mr. Murphy's record
as a reading clerk is a very good one, as
this is the first and only mistake whicb
he bas made while acting in that capac
ity, all through the last regular session
and tbe recent special ses-ion.
Bruised and Bcbskd. Frank Weed, a
mscbine tender, employed by the Wil-
lsmette Pulp A Paper Mills in this city,
was painfully bruised and burned last
Saturday while attending bis work at
the factory, In attempting to unite the
pieces of broken web of paper, Weed
lost his balance and before the machin
ery could be stopped, he was Seriously
bruised about the cheat and neck, wbile
his right band and left arm were badly
burned. His escape from fatal injuries is
Quarterly Report Land Office.
Tbe quarterly report of the Oregon Cily
Land Office shows the transaction of a
considerable volume of business in the
three months ending December 31, last.
Tbe aggregate of the receipts of the office
was S23.48 67. Fifty timber and stone
land entries were made, embracing
12.03 acres and netting $19.281. 60.
Tbe commission on these entries
amounted to $500. From 125 homestead
entries $1115 was netted and tbe com
mission from the 16 873.68 acres, em
braced thereby, was $671.53. The com
mission on 26 final proois, embracing
3700.42 acres, was $162.89. Among tbe
items of receipts of the office is that of
reducing testimony to writing and .ex
tending testimony. For tbe three
months represented in tbe report, this
item amounted to $518.09.
THE OLD RELIABLE