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VOLUME 37. NO. 10.
OIlEfSO; CITY ENTERPRISE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 1001.
ALL EYES TURN TO REAL ESTATE
WHEN SPECULATIVE INVESTMENTS FAIL
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first Residence Built in Gladstone, 1893.
Never linn the Ktability of Real EHtato been more forcibly emphnHized than by tho sharp
contrast of values which theso market convulsions reveal: over against the purely npeculative,
fluctuating and fictitious, stands Real Estate, nolid, substantial- a very (Jibraltar of stability
tho most pronounced example of a commodity unaffected by the gusty winds of Wall Street or
the unscrupulous manipulations of overcapitalized jugglers.
Today, as never before, tho country over is money being 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 be tho rich man of tomorrow. Test the matter and buy a couple of
Choice High Class
Residence Lots in
100 lots of your own selection, at 100.00 per lot, without interest or taxes. 25 per cent in
terest guaranteed on the investment.
Make your selection at an early day and before prices advance.
Gladstone is apart of Oregon City and a suburb of Portland, on the
Oregon Water Power and Railway line, and Southern Pacific Railroad.
Full information mailed to any address.
, H. E. CROSS, Sole Agent
Oregon City, Oregon
JOBEKT A. MILLER
ATTORN KY AT LAW
Land Tltlen nn1 Uind Office
IliiHlncRM 11 Hpeclulty I
Will practice in all Courti of the State 1
Room 1, Wcinhard Bldg. 1
ojp. Court House, Oregon City, Oregon
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Offloa next to Oregon Cltr EiiU-rpri".
QKO. O. BKOWNELL,
ATTORN F.Y AT LAW
Oregon City, - - Oregon
Will practice In ill llio cuorta of the atnte.
Olllce in Caufield building.
() W. EASTIIAM
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Land Till" Eiamined. Abatracts Made,
feeds, Mortgages Drawn. Money Loaned.
Bank of Oregon City.
Ohiooh Citt, Oh. I
W. 8- U'Baa 0. Sohnebel
U'REN & SCIIUEBEL
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all courts, make collection!
and aettleinenta of Kmatea.
Furnish ahatracta of title, lend you money
and lend your money on first morgage.
Office In Enterprise Building,
Oregon City, Oregon.
Attorney at Law.
Justice of the Peace.
Jagger Bldg., Oregon City
J U. CAMPBELL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will practice In alltheeoarta at the aula. 01
0ce, la CauflelU build lira.
Q D, D.O. LATOURETTB
ATTORN EY8 AND
COUNSELORS AT LAW
VAIN ITRItT OBIQOM CITT, OHIOOH.
hrnlah Ahatracta of Title, Loan Monar.Tora-
laa artfara,aoa irantasi vaoarai
JUST RECEIVED A
If you need anything in the way of Hardware, Crockery,
Glass-ware or Gianite-ware, I can supply your wants. Call and
inspect my stock.
Complete line of new ami second hnnd FURNITURE carried. Let
mo supply you with a limine- keeping outfit
WALL PAPER of the bt-Bt quality and latest style at right prices.
Attention, Here's a Bargain
6000 feet, l.V inch flmt clans Manila rope, In one piece, is offered for
sale at a bargain for a few days.
Main Street, Oregon City.
Bru iswick Houso & Restaurant
Newly Furnished Rooms.
Meals at All Hours. Prices Reasonable.
Opposite Suspension Bridge.
Only First Class Restaurant
Oregon if Washington State Fair Victories
ON BARRED PLYMOUTH ROCKS
Ornron State lair
an Cock Birds, 6 in Competition
1st on Hen, lo in Competition
i-a-J on l-'ulleta 40 in Competition
and on... Cockerel 21 in Competition
1st on pen, 11 in Competition
istia Ameriraa Class
H won la oa pollxU tha pmtt S
J. MURROW & SON.
Public confnlcnce in kix:cu
lativo Hi-curitifH linn recently
received one of tlie greatest
hIiockh in the hintory of fi
nance. Ah bn rntH a Imlible, no in
almoHt a tiny millions, of dol
lars, were eweiit away, carry
ing many hudr.ln of invent
or to ruin.
Wull Street' woo in the
wine man's warning.
The I'litini utock market
has Imtoiim; demoralized dur
ing th I;tMt year and the pub
lic lias shown a decided di
iiiclination to invent in the
elann of stocks there offered.
On the other hand, heavy
invcHtmeiitH ire daily being
made by mod conservative
interest in Keleet real eHtate
at constantly increasing price!)
Grand Opening Sale
FULL LINE OF
CHARLES CATTA, '
IVahlilntoii Stale Fair
We only sent 3 pnllets, 1 hen and 1
Cock and won on every entry but one
besidea specials, including best pen in
the show. Prizes won 1st Cock, 1st
Ilea: 1st and and Pullet; 1st pen.
Kihllilllon Rtock aperlalty om
(rand pnllrli for aale. Kgg S3. OO
Oregon City. Oregon.
FAItMKIt A VAVmil
Jlli Is .More I'mjieroiiK Than
Ketvelarj Wilson Nuy lli ie Inn l!e
o I'anle While Afcriculf ti r IhI U
In a recent interview with a oorrea
ponilent for the New York tieruM, Kec
relHry Wilcon tell of the proni roua con
'li'ion every where of the tillernf the soil.
The interview was as follow:
lames Wilson, Secretary of Avricul
ture, whs arkej by th llerul.l for his
viewa as to the siiHlsininit power of the
A merican farmer in the lace of Krat huai
neHs dfpreHHion caiiHed by the deprecia
tion of MjcuriliKS in Wall atreet.
I , "To one familiar with the hiiuation,"
replied Mr. Wilson, "it iiiiihi aonearlhat
I there will he no panic In thix counirv
now so Ioiik as the fanner of the United
' SiHt.'a ia able to prluce iixkI and sala
I hie cruiis. The American farmer run
I tains the country and feed a ureal por
1 lion of the world. He is virtually inde
pendent ot any oilier clax.
"Itt me premiHe by i vinx a few tin
nii'n from my annual report just iaaued.
From 1HX0 lo 18'JO the averse of exports
of farm products was mre than $7(t.'!.
000,000. In 1'JOl they were !I.".L' 000,000.
In 11)03 the surphiH, which weriid not need
111 this counlry and ns hold abroad,
amounted so H78 000,000.
"It was the farmer ho kept the bal
ance of trade with the t inted Stales.
Kxcltidina the products ol the larm. there
was during the period from IM'jo to
an annual adverae balance of trade
amountinu to 102,000,000. Including the
(arm products, this halance is wid out,
and we had left f:'75,0O0,0O0 to the credit
of this country. During 1U03 there was
an unfavorable balance of trade in ex
ports and imports other than those of
the farm, which amoumed to $.r0 .000,000,
but when the farmer's part in the inter
national commerce is included the bal
ance in our favor it juat about $.'(J7,000,
000. "Here you have the tremendous re
serve sustaining power of the farmers of
this country. They are the people who
pay the foreign bondholders.
"I will tell you that the farmers are in
dependent of the banks, the money lend
ers or anybody else. They are prosper
ous. In the East anybody ran see it for
himself. Ttiey are getting good prices
for their grain, bay, milk, buiter, cheese,
fruits ana other produce. Think of the
prices of eggs and poultry! Then they
have the advantage over their western
brethren in not having the long haul and
heavy freight rates.
"Tne farmers of the West were never
in such easy circumHtancea. TheircrSpa
have been good, and the demand frora
abroad has been such as to keep he prices
at a comlortable figure, tins is true of
everything the farmer raises to sell
hies, cattle, wool, etc."
"But many are predicting hard times
for next year. What U your view of that
al one acquainted with farm conditions?"
Mr. Wilson was asked.
"There can he no hard times, such as
Wall street predicts" he replied "so
long as the crops do not fail. The Ameri
can farmer is an optimist. In the '4 est
the banks are buiBiing with farmers'
money. The farmer has luxuries such
as one would not have dreamed of tee
ing in a farmhouse twenty years ago.
The farmer often has a telephone in his
house. Ilia daughter has a ,iano, and
goes to boarding school. The children
"I am told that there is between 400,
000,000 and $500,000,000 of farmers'
money in New York banks or on loan.
From Iowa alone somewhere in. the
neighborhood of 160,000,000 has been
sent to Canada to purchase grazing and
"And let me tell my views about an
other thing. There is much talk in Wall
street about the timidity of investors.
Money is scarce at times and the market
rags. There is difficulty about getting
money to float this and that great enter
prise. Men will not go into them be
cauae they have been humbugged before.
So the cause of flotation languishes, and
the promoters look to foreign investors,
but of recent date with indifferent suc
cess, "The point I want lo bring out is this:
If the bureau of corporations of the De
partment of Commerce and Labor had
been organized long enough to give to
the public an idea of the stability of cor
porations which are seeking for the con
fidence of the investing public, long
enough to assure the farmers of the West
that they were eood and reliable invest
ments, instead of "salted mines," they
would supply the money to set them go
ing. If the schemes of Wall street were
not regarded with suspicion not always
well founded, if you please the farmers'
money would tie invested there, and
then where would be all these predic
tions of a panic because water is squeezed
out of the stocks? As it is, the farmer is
going ahead attending to his business,
putting his money w here it will be safe,
and he does not care whether they are
squeezing water out of stocks or dump
ing it in.
' Steps are being taken to keep the
farmers proserous, even if some crops
should fail. There are many questions
that have to be seriously considered and
solved. For instance the boll weevil is
threatening the cotton crop. The gov
ernment is undertaking operations to
ascertain the caui-e of this pest and to
stamp it out.
B"Constant experiments are being made
to show that there are other crops with
which the American farmer is not famil
iar that can te raised at a greater profit
than some of those he is now engaged in
producing'. The cultivation of the sugsr
beet is going to become much more gen
eral than it is at the present time. Six
years ago the production of beet sugar in
tins counny was ".'y.ooo tins Une vear
ago the priKltiction wasL'20,000 tons. The
production is going to increase and it
means a good paying crop for the farmer.
He is learning that his by-product, in
stead of being thrown away, can be need
to great advantage for the feeding of the
Cattle and 01 her livestock.
"Then, anain, ureal progress has been
made in proving that a large portion of
the United States which has not sufficient
rainfall to rale ti)(, ordinary crop plants
run he nxeil to great advaniHire. in the
giowing of a peculiar kind of wheat. The
land between the 100th and lUOih princi
pal meridian ia thus afTtcted snd com
prises oiie llnril of the area of the United
Mates. On this In ml as a result of our
experiments year before last 10,000.000
liusliels of a hent Were harvested. La t
year it was 2'j,i:00, 000. In a lew vears
ihe pioduct'on will be 100,000,000 bush
el". "I have the greatest confidence in the
agrii nlluriHt as (he real sustaining power
01 the prosperity of the United States.
So long as the crops are boundless the
railroad" w ill make money hauling to the
n.arket or to tne seaboard. So long as
the railroads make money they produi e
dividends and they keep the shop" going.
When the railroads cut or pass dividends
the whole country takes alarm. Mer
chants curtail their stocks, manufactur
ing establishments shut down and con
templated industries are abandoned.
Hence there is no question in my mind
as lo the imnortant part the farmer is
playing and will continue to play in the
financial affairs ol the United States "
LiriMATE OF Yt. tK'S EXIENSES.
'reliable Cost of Running Clackamas
County For 190.
In reducing by fifty per cent the county
tax levy on the 1U03 roll, the Clackamas
county commissioners' court estimated
the probable expenses of the different
departments ol the county government
foi the em-oing year as follows:
Construction and repair of
bridges $ 8000
Circuit court 2.000
Justices of the Peace 1,100
County jail a board of prisoners 30
Court House repairs a furniture 2,000
Countv clerk's otlice ... 2,700
Recorder's office ... 2,600
School Supt.'s effice 1,400
Treasurer's office 1,150
A sf esBor'a office 2,500
County court and commissioners 1,800
Surveyor' office 2-"0
Coroner' office 650
Insane expense 250
Co. physician & board of health 200
Indigent soldier 400
Koad views and survey 500
Collection of taxes 2,600
Election expenses (2) 4,300
Printing and advertising 300
Interest on outstanding warrants 8,600
State Tax 41.037
School Tax..... 46.662
THE KENTCCKUVS WOES.
Applicable Especially U Those Who
Browse In Breathitt.
(Maysville (Ky.) Public Ledger.)
Man born in the wilds of Kentucky is
ot feud days and easy virtue. He fish
eth.fiddleth, cusseth and fighteth all the
davs of his life.
When be desireth to raise hell he
plametb a neighbor, and, lo, he reapeth
He riseth even from the cradle to seek
the scalp of his grandsire'a enemy and
bringeth home in his carcass tha ammu
nition of his neighbor's wife's cousin's
uncle's father-in-law who avengeth the
Yea, verily, his life is uncertain, and
he knoweth not the bour when he may
be jerked herjee.
Hegoeth forth on a journey half-shot
ami cometh back on a shutter, shot.
He riseth in the night to let the cat
out, and it taketh nine doctors three
days to pics the buckshot from his per
son. He goeth forth in joy and gladness and
cometh back in scrans and fragment.
Hecalletb his fellow-man a liar and
gettetb himself filled with scrap iron
even to the fourth generation.
A cyclone bloweth him into the bosom
of his neighbor's wife, and his neigh
bor's wife's husband bloweth him into
the bosom of Father Abraham before hs
hath time to explain.
Heeniptietha demijohn into himself
and a shotgun into his enemy: and hi
enemy's son lieth in wait on election
day, and, lo, the coroner bloweth np a
40-acre field to bury that man.
Woe, woe, is Kentucky, for her eyes
are red with bad whisky, and her soil is
stained with the blood of damijiste I So
IS WASTED IN MISS0CEI.
Officer Ed Shaw Captures a Fugitive
Front an lastcrn Mate.
Elijah Pyle, Jr.. wanted at Eminence,
Shannon county, Missouri, for attempted
criminal assault, was arrested last Fri
day at a wood camp near Clackamas bv
Officer Ed Shaw, of this city. Pyle wilt
be detained here until instruction are
received from Missouri.
The alleged assault was committed last
July and the accused young man, who is
but twenty years of age, has been in this
locality for the last three months. He
has made no attempt to hide himself or
to conceal hi identity. While admitting
that he was in the company ol the young
woman who is tbecomplainant one even
ing last July, Pyle emphatically denies
that he perpetrated any assault. He
contends that the filing of the charge
against himself was influenced by per
sonal grudges that resulted from a tri
fling remark he, Pyle, made about the
young woman's suitor. The arrpst by
Officer Shaw was made after five weeks
of thorough detective work on hi part.
.o IMty Si h ow n,
"Foryeara fate was after mecontinu
ously," wriees F. A. tiulledge, Verbena,
Ala. "I had a terrible case of piles,
causing 24 tumors. When all failed
Bucklen' Arnica Salve cured me.
Equally good for burns and all aches
and pains. Only 25c at Cbarman A Co.'
Cheapest lota in Oregon City for sal.
I squire at tat Enterprise office. Oct. J af
A WHOLE CENTURY
W. XV. Smilh Has (Jiorajiliy
Written in ISO,. '
I'opnI.iKon f American Country I hen
W..s 5,000,000 Indebtfd
W. W. Smith, who resides at Park
place, claims to have in his p8ewion
ttie oldest geography that has been pre
served. It was written in 104, and Mr.
Smith retain one of the volumes ttiat
was published in 1807, snd thin ante
dates by ten years the geography owned
by Puatinaster H P. Layton, of Manh
field, Illinois, who liaa been reported to
have the ol et geography in the country.
It was printed lu 1H17, and consi -ted of
only 288 traces, while Mr. Smith's book
has 4u2 pages.
In presenting the volume, the author
says: "No national government hold
out to its subjects so many alluring mo
tives to obtain an accurate knowledge, of
their own country, and itj various inter
ests, as that of United America. P.y the
freedom of our own selections, public
honors and public offices are not con ti ned
to any one class of men, but are offered
to merit in whatever class it may he
found. To discharge the duties pub
lic olhYe with houor and applause, the
history, policy, commerce, productions,
particular advantages and interests of
the several states, ought to be thorough
ly understood. It obviously wise and
prudent then to initiate onr youth in the
knowledge of these things, and thos to
form their mind on republican princi
ples, and prepare them lot future useful
ness and bonor. There is no science
better adapted to the capacities of .uth,
and more apt to captivate their arteu
tion, than geography. An acquaintance
with this science, more than with any
other, satisfies that pertinent curiosity,
which is the predominating feature of
the youthful mind. It ia to be lamented
that this part of education has been so
long neglected in America. Our young
men, universally, have been much bet
ter acquainted with the geography of
Europe and Asia than with that ,,( 'heir
own state and country. The waut of
suitable books on the subject ha been
the cause, we hope the sole cause, of
this shameful defect in our education.
Till within a few year we have seldoaw
pretended to write, and hardly to think
for ourselves. We have humbly receiv
ed from Great Britain our laws, oar
manners, onr books, and oar mode of
thinking; and oar youths have been
educated rather a the subjects of Great
Britain than a the citiiens of a f tee and
independent republic. "But the scene is
now changed. The revolution baa been
favorable to science in general ; particu
larly to that of the geography of onr
The boundaries of the United States
were given a follows: "Bounded north
and east by British America or the pro
vinces of Upper and Lower Canada and
New Brunswick ; southeast by the Atlan
tic ocean ; south by East and West Flor
ida; west by the river Mississippi. The
territory of the United States, according
to Mr. Hutchins, contains a million of
square miles, in which are 040, (Xn), 000
acres ; deduct for water, 51,000,000 acres,
leaves 589,000,000 acres of land in 'he
United States." The Columbia river ia
designated as the Oregon river or the
itiver of the West. But one map is con
tained in the book ami tbat is of North
America. With reference to the financial
condition of the country, the following is
given: "The revenue of the United
States is raised from duties on the ton
nage of vessels entered in the Pni ed
States, and on imported goods, wares
and merceandise, and from an excise on
various article ol consumption, amount
ing in the year 1794 to f6,552,300.74; in
1802, tl0.117,O4i.57. The expenditures
for the year 1794, $5,481,843 84; for 1802,
$9,800,000." The total indebtedness of
tne United States January 1. 1804, is
given at $02,862,144.03. In 1799 the ex
ports from the United States amounted
to $78,665,522. while in 1803 the total was
Considering that the volume is nearly
one hundred year old, it ia well pre
served, the binding being practically as
good as new. The leaves are discolored.
"Geography Made Easy" ia the title un
der which the book wa printed, being
an abridgement of the American Uni
versal Geography. It was writ'en and
piepared by Rev. Jedidiah Morse, minis
ter, of Charleston, Massachusetts.
It is a complete geography and em
braces all of the States and countries ol
the world as it was then known. By way
of introduction to the descriptive parts of
the book, the author preface his work
with several pages that are devoted to
astronomy. A history of the discovery
of America and a general description of
North America including a summary of
the account of its discovery and settle
ment, follows in chronological order. AI-
Contlnued 011 Page Seven.
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