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OREGON CITY ENTERPRISE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 1901
Oregon City Enterprise
CIIY AND I'OIXTY OFFICIAL TAFFR.
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THK CITY'S FINANCES.
The annual report of City Recorder Curry, sub
mitted at the meeting of the city council last week,
discloses an increase of $:2$l.11 in the indebtedness
of the city during the year li'O.'?. Applicable to the
payment of this warrant indebtedness, there was
I IH 1.74 cash on hand, leaving an actual increase of
$1379.45 in the city's obligations. On January I.
1 903, the city's warrant indebtedness was $2 1 ,200.08
and on the first of the present month this same class
of indebtedness aggregated f 2 1,577.27. With the excep
tion of a single vear, the warrant indebtedness of the
city has increased annually since January I, ISO!',
when it was $10,524.88. During the year l!H), the
warr.int indebtedness was reduced from $22,001.03 to
$20,51.53 but in the following year it was advanced
. to f21.2W.03 and in the past twelve nionths it has in
creased to the sum of $24,577.27.
The city water works system is being managed on a
paying basis. For 1003 the receipts amounted to
$ 10.03S.-55 as against only $9084.43 for the year be
fore, T an increase of $954. 12 in the receipts. Dur
ing the year just closed, the water works produced a
profit to the city of nearly $:X)0, besides paying for
the laying of about 2500 feet of new pipe.
The aggregate of the city's obligations is $97,497.08.
This total is made up of the following items:
Outstanding warrants $24577 2'
S per cent original bonds, due May I, 1913 2iX) 00
5 per cent refunding bowls due May 1, 1121 30000 00
BONDS I'NDER BAXCKOFT ACT.
6 per cent Sewer Improvement bonds, due
Jan. 1, 1911 , $lSi)ti 73
6 per cent Street Improvement bonds, due
Jan- 1, I9H 353 2S
per cent Sewer Improvement bonds, due
Feb. 1, 1012 357 00
6 per cent Sewer Improvement bonds, due
,pt. 1, 10i:t 70S5 22
per cent Street Improvement bonds, due
Oct. 1, 1913 20.-.7 58
failed. The need for a live lard of trade in this citv
w;h never more urgent. Oregon City and its ndvan
tunes require- publicity. ith the extensive water
power that is available here there Miould be addi
tional factories. Ann i:g these there should be a veg
etable and fruit cannery. The fruit and vegetable
crops of this section, already large, are increasing
annually and, with the overstocking of the markets,
sonic means must no provuiea lor preserving the prod
nets. Oregon City should have such a cannery
The acreage in Clackamas cuiutv that is devoted to
fruit and vegetables is largo and the product is auiph
to supply such a plant. These things can best b
secured through a board of trade. It is time to do
something along these lines, and the sooner the local
commercial body gets into working order, the better
it will be for the interests it represents.
Tiikkk are two mighty rough sides in a football
game, comments an exchange.
A pkckkask of $1 I.OOO.OtM) in the public
December is one of the little Republican
that gratify the country from time to time.
Skx atok MiTi iiKi.i. is meeting with appreciable suc
cess in his work at Washington in behalf of the Lewis
and Clark Centeni ial Exposition. The project is be
ing quite generally endorsed at the national capital,
and the voting by congress of an adtijuate appropria
tion, which seems assured, will be due largely to the
untiring services of Senator Mitchell.
Ix continually calling attention to the enormity of
the tax levy, is not a very effective method of adver-1
Using any particular locality. Indebtedness is a con-!
dition to be avoided in public as well as private af- j
fairs, but when such a state of affairs exists, the best j
should be made of it and plans made for wiping out j
all obligations. No purpose can be served by con- j
stantly advertising the fact. Such a course destroys i
ra her than encourages the growth of a community, j
The proper thing to do is for all to put their shoul-1
ders to the wheel and, once getting out of the rut, re-j
main on a stable foundation.
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INCE WE INAUGURATED OUR
GREAT OVERSTOCK SALE Wc
arc known as the busy store the one that
saves you, money but never during this sale
have wc cut prices so low as we arc now, in
order to get all the odds and ends off our
hands; in fact everything in the store from a
collar button to a suit or overcoat is reduced
to such prices which gratify the economical.
Our goods are the kind that give satisfac
tion. Our prices baffle competition, but they
cannot fail to please our customers. To pur
chase a Suit or Overcoat from us now would
be a money saving venture, as the prices on
our Clothing is everlastingly the lowest.
Our immense stock of Men's, Ladies and Children's Shoes will be
disposed of at wondrously low prices. Every article in the store will be
sold at telling prices. Come and look over our exposition of bargains.
Ik the newly organized council fails to accomplish i
another thing during the ensuing year, it did one i
commendable act last Wednesday niijlit when by i
unanimous vote that body indefinitely jioxtponed the j
further consideration of the proposition of Portland j
parties to install in this city a number of drinking i
fountains, the same to be used for advertising pur-!
poses. Nothing would have contributed more to the ;
unsightlineKs of the streets of our historic town than !
to have number of cheap drinking fountains es
tablished at prominent points in the business district
of the city as contemplated.
When 5Tou See It in Our ad Its 80.
J. M. PRICE,
Cor. 6th and Main Sts Oregon City, Ore.
ffc -A thr- fy.
Vtl.UK lr "lEAI" LKTTKKS.
Total $'.17497 0
Of course the street and sewer improvement bonds,
issued under the provisions of the Bancroft Act, are
payable by the property owners benefitted by the im
provements but the indebtedness was contracted by
order of the council. Much of the improvement work
was perhaps needed and the money well spent. In
the making of the sewer and street improvements
during the year I l0:i, the city's share of the expendi
ture, being its assessment on property owned by the
municipality, was about $2000.
It is not for the purpose- of finding fault or criticis
ing the management of city affairs in Oregon City
that these figures are presented this week. But at
this the beginning of a New Year, following the in
auguration of a number of new members in the city
council, we deem it entirely appropriate to call the
attention of Oregon City to the financial condition o
the municipality. Few residents of the city are con
Faith rvi and eflicient service in a public official
received deserved recognition last week in the re-elec
tion by the Oregon City council of Bruce C. Curry as
recorder. Mr. Curry is thoroughly competent, does his
work well, and is an indispensable help to the council,
lie certainly earns the meager sa'ary that is allowed
him by the city charter. Similar recognition was
shown in the appointment by Mayor Dimick ami rat
ification by the council of Chas. Bums as chief of jio-
lice. Mr. Burns has efficiently served in this capac
ity for twelve years. Oregon City never had a more
faithful and untiring night officer than she now has
in Ed Shaw, the popular guardian of the peace, who
has also been retained for the ensuing year. Ed's
personal popuIa:ity is perhaps only equalled by his
efficiency as an officer. The retention of City Attor
ney Story, Street Commissioner Green ami Engineer
Rands meets with popular approval.
There is a wide difference in the pronouncement of
the death penalty for crime in the various states of
the Union, while in four states it is forbidden bv law,
namely, Rhode Island, Maine, Michigan and Wiscon
sin. In those ktates it is claimed as a result murders
have increased. In Kansas the governor's signature
is necessary to an execution of the death penalty. In
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r I many maits certain uiner crimen an; piirnsnen oy
death. In Louisiana for assault with intent to kill,
111)- Contained rir fVHHH) Pin
In it tin" Pat Vear.
versant with the conditions aB they actuary exist.
Estimating the population of the city at 4000, the
pre"nt indebtedness of the city amounts to $2-5 per
capita and it seems that the time has arrived to im
prove conditions by at least living within our re
sources. If the city's obligations cannot be reduced,
then they should certainly not be increased with each
But what is the remedy to be applied, we are asked.
administering poison, arson and burglary; in North
Carolina and Delaware for arson and burglary; in
Alabama for arson, robbery and treason; in Connecti
cut for causing death by placing ob-tructions on a
railroad track; in thirteen s'ates the judge may sub
stitute life imprisonment for the death sentence, on
the recommendation of the jury; in New York and
Ohio the death penalty is inflicted by electrocution.
In Utah the legal manner of death is sho ' ting.
Li siting expenditures to less than the city's income'
would prove a commendable practice. The city's debt! A KW phase of the marriage question has been diB
ia unfortunately large and the interest payments com- j covered at the Boston University, a big Methodist co
prise one of the principal expense items in the man-Mati0"41 institution. In the last thirty years, the
agernent of the city's affairs. Practically double the ' pt-ricxl during which women have had equal ad van
amount of taxes will be raised on the tax roll tliia i tagea at that college with the men, only twenty-one
jear for city purposes and by careful management, j couples have been married from among the young
the present city council should be enabled to wipe out j nien a"1 women graduated from the college of liberal
considerable of the debt. Last year the total levy for j arts. This giveB rise to the question as to whether
city purposes was 7 mills. This year on an assess- j co-education is conducive to matrimony among stu
mcnt roll double that of last year, a levy of mills graduated from the same institution. The Bos-
for general purposes and 2 mills tor a permanent "m university nas -v young women muojing in me, i it rtir, o Dnw..
Btreet improvement fund have been levied. This will j classical department and 150 young men. Since ,reeuJarp Digestion POOd? If
raise nearly double the tax received by the city last! women have been allowed to take decrees at the in ' rempmher AvpV PilU
- .i l . . i .1 ISI'-O'T ctifntirin 05iM hav0 fnmnlnfn(l tlm r.1lro .tnfaa anA ' - ' -
- ' about 1000 men have received diplomas. The popu-
Is the Oregon City board of trade, recently reorgan- 1 lar idea has long been that many engagements result
zed, going to die a peaceful death without demon-' from the daily meeting of men and women students
strating in a eir.gle instance the value to the com- in the recitation rooms, on the campus and at college
munitv of such an organization? Repeated efforts to gatherings of a social nature, but the statistics of Bos
Hiaintain'in this city a commercial organization haveOn University clearly disproves the notion.
The tcri'Ht Hinuiint of mail mutter thtl
camiut be ilelivered or rnturntni to t tie
eiiiler, avB Huirinlf mlent Ilnvin 1'.
Le b'lanlt in bin annual report on tho
woik 4 the I)-ad Letter Ollice, for tlie
ji.Hl veir, in due rlnetly lo (lie failnrn of
writer Id iinu llieir name) and ail-ilieiu-en,
nml to the ilinuit:li ol Hilvertltt-
ini; ami other printed matter umler Heal,
W lieli iniiHt neeeKitrilv b ileatroyetl.
rt lart'e percentage nf parcelii, alo,
wiiirli are Mippoei torontnin inerchan-Hii-e
are found not to rnntain merclian
diHeiita l, Inn parnphleta, catalog-lien,
nieleine, Iruit, and flowern, wlucli
riin-t lie den'rOyed.
Alti'kiether durliiK the yar, I). 1 5;! .Tj'Jtf
piecea of mail were handled ty the llem)
Letier OMice. Of Ihia matter 1,2.j!,041
eieeet were unopened, 8,9l!l,7"0 were
ooeni d. and 2H.1HS piei ea were on hand
Irjin the preceding year. Of tlm mad
that wait op-ned, 27, 70S lellerH contain
Hik money, 5i,5:Hi eonUininn money or
il.TB arid dralta, L'L'4.715 with aiarnpa, till
with iniiniiKcriptH, f)S.U')5 with photo
Kraphn. 110,a'.'8 pareelg of tnereliKielie,
and 2,001 ,n"J lettem eontaininx writinu
of Value, were finally delivered.
Of the opened letters 5l,41l) Contained
money to the amount of $t8,fti.,.04 in
rliidiin: t hut found loore in the inailK.
Kiliv-lwo thoiiNand eivht hundred and
Hixty-fiiiic lettera had in thern draftn,
i-hei k", noten, inonev order, deeds, wiMh,
penaion eertillcaten, and inmiranee
P'.hi ie m the total value of $l,4!!3,5ti.'!.
riS All tliHHe latter lettern have heen
delivered or are beiiitf held Awaiting (le
During the year tin-re were two aiilen
of undelivered mereliandiw matter, at
which !::, 2.'i'i arludea were Hold for
8 "SO. The net proceeds were $7,14(1 .'i8,
and thin was deposited in the IreaHtiry;
) Ml wan taken out of letter! which
could i,i,t he reHiored, and tliia amount
alco went inlo (lie treasury.
I)iirin the year 20,970 maazinea,
hooke, ilhiHtrated papera, pictures, and
cards were distrihtited by order of the
I'uHtmaHter (ieneral among the various
lioHpitals, aBvlums, and charitable in
stitutions in the I'mtrict of Columbia.
The second annual report of theoiera
lions of the Dead Letter Bureau at
Hawaii shows that 20,(173 pieces of mat
ter weie handled, a falling off from the
previous year, which fact is attributed
lo an improved delivery service. A
curium item in the report is that of the
8,424 pieces of mail matter returned to
foreign countries, ;t,7')0 went to Japan
aaaiost 2,220 to the United States.
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Watches, Clocks, fyectacles
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nak OSca, CS F M. WaAloaiua. D. C.
tagfei1 and b$tt&
Freight and parcels delivered
to all partrj of the city.
RATES - REASONABLE
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