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OREGON CITY KNTERPUISE, FRIDAY, MARCH 11,15)04.
VOLUMK 37. NO. IS,
ALL EYES TURN TO REAL ESTATE
WHEN SPECULATIVE INVESTMENTS FAIL
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Public confidence in upccu
lativo Hecurities has recently
received one of the greateHt
BhockB iu the hiBtory of fi
nance. As buntls a bubble, bo in
almost a day millions of dol
lars were swept away, carry
ing many hudreJs of invest
ors to ruin.
Wall Street's woe is the
wise man's warning.
The entire ock market
has becomo demoralized dur
ing the last year and the pub
lic has shown a decided dis
inclination to invest in the
clads of stockn there offered.
On the other hand, heavy
investments are daily being
..Vi made by most conservative
interests in select real estate
at constantly increaings prices
First Residence Built In Jladsone, 1893.
Never has tho stability of Real Estate been more forcibly emphasized than by the sharp
contrast of values which these market convulsions reveal: over against tho purely speculative,
fluctuating and fictitious, stands Real Estate, solid, substantial a very Gibraltar of stability
tho most pronounced example of a commodity unaffected by tho gusty winds of Wall Street or
the unscrupulous manipulations of overcapitalized jugglerx.
Today, as never before, the 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 Jk tho rich man of tomorrow. Test the matter and buy a couple of
SHELLED THE CITY
Choice High Class
Residence Lots in
Grand Opening Sale
100 lota 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 beforo prices advance.
Gladstone Is a part 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.
li. E. CROSS, Sole Agent
Oregon City, Oregon
JlpBERT A. MILLER ,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Ivnd Title snd Lond Office
Will practice In nil Courts of the State ! V
Room J, Wcinliurd Hl'lg. 1
Ilnl,.a (W.rntl Pit 11 DriMrnil '
0JJ, Will b 1 , 1 f."" . " f.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
ii.TKiCTiior rnoriuTT ruaxiimD.
ornoe noil to Orcjun CUT EnlTpri.
QKO. O. HKOWNKLL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
JUST RECEIVED A FULL LINE OF
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Will practice In ll the courts of the state.
Olllce in CtnlMd bulliling.
0.W. EA8TIIAM jj
AITOKNKY AT LAW )
Land Tllfp" Kxanilncrt. AhutrarK Mmle. .
leeil, Morlg-nnei Urnwn. Money Loaneil.
lir light I
OiiitiioN City, Or.
W. 8. U'Bca - Bohoobel
U'KKN Si SCIIUK15EL
Attorneys at I.aW.
Will iTuctli o ill nil i imrl-i, ninko eiillt'Ctiom
ami (H-ulHiiiFiifn of KmatM.
KurnlHh iilwtracla f title, li-nil yon money
and lend your money on first innrgUKe.
Offico In Entorprlso Building,
On (cm l ily, OrfRim.
AtTOKNKY AT T;AV.
Jiihtice of tlio l'l'iicu.
Ja-er UMg., Oreyon City
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
atooK CUT, - Oaraon,
Will practlpfln ullthp court! of Hie ilnle. 01
Bee, In CiiiilicM liiiiulma.
QD.4 D.C. LATOL'Ktrrt
COUNSELORS AT LAW
MAIN r ORKOO.S CITV, OUtOOM.
Farilnh Akitrnrli of TU:. I.nn MnneT.For-
If you need anything in tho way of Hardware, Crockery,
GhwH-waro or Gianite-ware, I can Biipply your wants. Call and !
inopeci my hiock.
Complete line of new am! lecond-liand FURNITURE carried. Let
me anpply you with a hoime- kepin)r outiit
WALL PAPER of the beat qualify and latest styles at right prices.
Altention, Here's a Bargain
5000 feet, inch llrBt chins Manila rope, In one piece, ia olTcred for
Rule at a liutnain for a few iIhj b.
Main Street, Oregon City.
Hnnsivick Jfonso & Hcstanrant
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
Onifim Mat Fair 11)02
l-a-3 on Cock liir.ls, 6 in Competition
1st on llt-n, to in Competition
1-2 3 on l'ullets. . . .40 in Competition
2nd on. . .Cockerel 21 in Competition
iston pen, 11 in Competition
1st in Americaa Class
llnr won 1 t n pti I lt th pt S
yrmr. Stock fur !, t'ajf1 in koii'iii.
Washlnsrton Slate Fair VM)2
We only sent 3 pullets, I hen and I
Cock anil won on every entry but one
besides specials, including bct pen In
the show. Prizes won 1st Cock, 1st
lien: 1st and 2nd I'ullet; 1st pen.
Fxhlliitlon Stork a upri-iulty Some;
grime! iiillel for nl. t'ee 3.iO I
J. MURROW.& SON, Oregron City. Oregon.
Japanese Flept VlRorously Al
Itrrl' W f Siluiitlon In Far F.aht Vroa
the lluHHlan View Claim War
lias J out Rffrun.
THE LOCAL OI'TIOS WILL.
Nyni pnU of Important Jlrasure To We
Voted on la Jane.
Vladivostok, Mrch 6. A fleet of five
JiipAiiem battlexhipt aid two crnisera
appeared oil tliia plate at 1 :L'5 o'clock
tills afternoon ond iKtmbarded the town
and tihore batteries fur 65 minute.
The flet approached from the direc
tion of Aakold Island, at the rant en
trance to Uaauri liav, and about 32 mile
southeast of Vladivostok. Kntering L'
suri Kay, the enemy formed line of bat
tle, but did not approach to a closer
range than a mile and one-third. They
dirm-ted their fire against the nhore bat
teries and the town, but no damage re
sulted, as moat of their 200 lyddite sheila
failed to burst,
The Kusxian batteries, commanded by
Generals VernotM and Artamonoff, did
not reply, awaiting a closer approach of
The Japanese fire ceased at 2 :20 P M.,
and the enemy retired in the direction
of Askold Inland. Simultaneously two
toriiedo boat deatroyers appeared near
AxkuliJ Inland am! two more near Cape
Maiilel. The Japanese ship were cov
ered with ice.
The attack resulted in no lows to the
Husaians, but cwt the Japanese 2)0,000
rubles ($100,0(H)) in ammunition. Most
o' the projectiles were six and 12-ineh
The populttliori of Vladivostok was
warned this morning of the presence on
the horizon if a hostile fleet and the
prospect of attack during the day, but it
St. l'KTKittiucm,, March 5. Although
almost fxur weeks have elapsed since tne
Japanese fleet firxt attacked I'ort Arthur,
here the war ia considered hardly begun.
Heavy land fighting, open which the
fate of tlie campaign depends, is not ex
pected mneh belore the end of April. By
this time rtnaaia will have in the field,
exclusive of the large army of men re
quired to guard the railroads, four army
corps, each with a cavalry division and
an artillery brigade. All that has hap
pened so far, or is going to happen until
there forces are in the field, is consid
ered, according to the Kussian view, to
be nothing more than the prologue to the
The crippling of the Port Arthur fleet
was unfortunate in that it gave the en
emv command ol the sea at trie very out-
net. It is. however, ot relatively small
importance from the standpoint of the
main strategy of the war, whether Port
Arthur stands or falls. But as long aa it
holds out, and the fleet is harbored there,
it will constitute a potential menace
which will restrict and hamper Japan's
operations, and the Kussians are deter
mined to defend Port Arthur as heroic
ally as they did Sevastopol. No huge
garrisons will be retained there; 10,000
men are as good as 100,000 for defense,
while the more men the more mouths to
feed. There are enough provisions there
now to laat for eight months. In addi
tion, there will be a division of Cossacks
with mountain batteries on the peninsula
to oppose landing and harass the enemy
if it succeeds in investing the city.
Viceroy Alexietr retains his headquar
ters at Mukden, through which 3000 or
4000 soldiers are passing daily to the
positions tlie main armies will occupy.
The Russians believe that for military
purposes there is only one road over
which the Japanese can come from
Corea. All the troops landed at Che
mulpo, Mokpo and C'liimtyo must use
the "Pekin road." C mseqiienlly the
landings at Plaksin Bay and the other
places on the east coast of Northern
Corea are not considered important, the
absence ol roads preventing these forces
from combining with the main body.
The Cossacks, nioanted infantry and
light guns now across the Yalu river will
serve to harass the enemy in every pos
sible way, to hold them ia check until
the Russian main armies and reserves
are concentrated and disposed. Sharp
lighting may occur between the advance
parties, but nothing of a decisive char
acter is anticipated.
The Russian plans contemplate taking
no chances on the score of interior num
bers. By oi.eer weight of men and guns,
if nothing else, when the proper tune ar
rives, Russia counts on overwhelming
tlie Japanese and rolling them back
through Corea. It is realized that tlie
vastness of the theater of war will make
the protection of the milroad, tlie sole
means for the transportation of troops
and supplies from Europe, one of tlie
most ditlicnlt phases ot the Russian mil
itary problem. Willi the Japanese in
command of tne pea, Uiere is always the
possibility of their landing small bodies
of men in unexpected places to make in
cursions into the interior to cut the rail
road and telegraph lines and blow up
bridges, but adequate measures are Im
lieved to have been taken to guard
ugliest such misfortune.
It is a mistake to suppose that the
Russians underestimate the prowess of
their adversaries. On the contrary,
thev edinit the line murksmaiisliipof the
Japanese and their marvelous ability in
determining ranges, yet Russians do not
believe the Japanese cun successfully
face tiie leniuns of the Czar. On the sea,
the maritime life of the Japanese gives
them a natuial advantage, but on land,
where belong all the traditions of the
Russian army, the men of the empire
have perfect faith born of their numer
ous experiences with Pagan tribes and
the ratalistu inherent in the Russian
character. They believe Asiatics cannot
meet Europeans in battle array; that a
yellow race cannot triumph over a white
or heathens over Christians.
General Konropatkin, who will leave
for the iront March 12, is expected to bo
on the ground before tlie real campaign
oeiis. lie has purchased evlk-white
horses from an ollieer of the cavalry
school to rid" in the Far East, thus fol
lowing the example pf the famous (ien
eral Skobeotr, with whom he fought at
tl.r isice of tieok Tepe.
NO VOTE TO SPARK.
In order that the people of this com
rnunity may form an intelligent Idea of
the provisi ns of the so called local op
tion law, upon the adopon of which
they are to vote at the June election, the
Enterprise places before them this week
Borneo! ita principal provisions:
Section 1 provide that whenever tenJ
per cent ol the registered voters 01 any
county, precinct, or otner legal subdivi
sion of county, petition the county
court, said court shall order so election
to be beld at the time mentioned in such
petition, to determine whether the sale
of intoxicating liquors shall be prohibited
in such territory. By legal subdivision
of a county Is meant any precinct, town,
Section IC. which Is the roost import
ant section of the bill, provides, "if a
majority ol the votes hereon as a whole,
or in any subdivision in the county m a
whole, or in anv precinct in the connty.
aJe 'for prohibition,' said court shall im
mediately make an order declaring the
result of said vote and absolutely prohib
iting the sale of intoxicating liquors
within the prescribed limits. Tlie county
court shall issue an order for prohibition,
notwithstanding the county as a whole
roted against prohibition.
Section 11 provides that if a majority
voting at any election hereunder vote
against prohibition the court shall make
an order declaring the result, and have
the same entered of record of said court,
all of which shall be subject to the pro
visions in section 10 of this act.
Reading the two sections together it
appears that if an election is railed for a
countv and prohibition carries as a whole,
the precincts favoring license are not
given local option, bnt are bound by the
maioritv vote of the countv. If, on the
other hand, prohibition is defeated in toe
county as a whole, the recineis favoring
prohibition are given local option, tins
is a feature of the measure that should
be fairly understood.
Section 14 reads: When pr. nitution
has been carried at an election beld for
ttie entire countv. no election on the
question of prohibition shall thereafter
be held in any subdivision or precinct
thereof nntil after prohibition has been
defeated at a subsequent election for the
same purpose held tor the entire county ;
nor in any case where prohibition has
carried in any subdivision of any county
shall an election on this question of pro
hibition be held thereafter in any pre
cinct of such mbdivision until prohibi
tion has been defeated at a subsequent
election held for such entire subdivisio
This gives the prohibitionist a very de
cided advantage under the law over those
who favor liceme. The remaining sec
tions relate to the enforcement of tlie
law, and' are exceedingly strict, prohibit
ing the giving away of liquor and throw
ing the burden of proof npon the person
accused of violating the law, as: 'It
shall not be necessary to state the kind
of liquor sold, nor to describe the place
where sold ; nor to show the khowledge
of the principal 10 convict for the acts of
an agent or servant."
Howard M. HrownrU ElecfprJ
Fire Chief Monday.
VT. E. Lfwthwalte Had no Opposition
f.r Assistant. Warl ef
After one of the warmest content in
years, Howard M. Brownell wa- elwted
chief of the volunteer fire depart (Merit of
Oregon City at the annual election Mon
day. Brownell had a majority of one
vote, defeating Frank Brown, the candi
date of the Columbia Hook A. Ladder
Company, and the present chief, L
Ruconich, of the Fonntain flo-e Com
pany, who stood for re election. Brow
nell was the choice of the Catara -' Coin'
pany which has not elected the head or
the local fire department for telve
years. It is said of the Cataracts that
the membership of the company cont-ists"
of but thirteen and that as an organiza
tion it does not meet but once a year.
Under these circumstances the result of
the contest is quite surprising but the
CataraeU worked hard from early morn
ing nntil the polls closed at 4 o'clock
and but for this alone would have lust
The contest was waged hotly all day
and during the noon hour two Hremen,
each representing a candidate f..r chill.
had an altercation and came uo hloas on
the street. Tbey were separated, how
ever, before anybody wa harm-. I. The
polls closed at 4 0 clock wtien b count
ing of the ballotfl bgan. Brown and
Brownell ran neck and neck, and in fact
the contest was not decided un'il the
last ballot was counted. With but one
mo-e ballot remaining uncounted, the
votestood: Brown, 4!); Brow-el!. 41:
Ruconich, 34 The remainir ; riahot
was for Brownell and - the contest was
over, the hnal vote ol eouri-e being:
Brownell, 60; Brown, 49; Ruconich, 34.
There are 130 members o'f trie volun
teer fire department and of that number
133 votes were polled. Wm. E. Lewth
waite, of Oregon City Hose Co., So. 3,
had no opposition for assistant chief and
received 100 votes. The following nameJ
firemen were elected member of the
Board of Fre Commissioners: ..,
Bruner, Oregon City, Hose Company
No. 3. 97; Edward L. McFarland, Catar
act Hose Company, No. 2, 10'; F.uiery
J. Noble, Columbia Hook & Ladder
Tuesday evening, the member of Cat
aract Company beld a jollification meet
ing at their hall on South Main
street. Refreshments were served, and
.there was considerable speech making
I as the Cataracts felicitated ovr the elec
tion from their number of the first fire
' chief in a dozen years.
What He Wanted to Sar.
"So," demanded the cross examining
lawyer, "you desire to make a cate
gorical denial of all these charges, do
"No, sor," answered the witness, "but
I'll sny there ain't a worrud of truth
In any of them." Chicago Record-IIer-ald.
"Husband When I see all those bills
I am tired of life. Do you think the
time will ever come when we shall be
out of debt? Wife (cheetfully) Why
net, darling? Tou know that you are
carrying an exceptionally large life In
surance. Harper's Bazar. '
A Hoy's lid Ride for Mfe.
With family around expecting him to
die, and a son riding for life, IS miles, to
get Dr. King's New Discovery (or Con
sumption, Coiulis anil Cotd-i, . H.
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When She Listen.
He A woman would rather talk than
listen. She Well, that depends. He
Depends on what? She Whether or
not a man Is making her a proposal.
. Coiinly Treasurer" police.
I now have money to pay a 1 outstand
ing road warrants. Interest will ceaso
on such warrants on the dnt- nf this
notice. Dated this 26th day of 1-eb. 1304.
Treas. Clackamas Oregon.
Real property mortgage loans. Ab
G. B. Dimick, Atty.at Law.
Oregon City, Or.
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