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OREGON CITY,. OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1905.
VOL 38. . NO. 50.
THE COMMERCIAL BANK OF ORt J'TY
Oregon City, Oregon
AUTHORIZED CAPITAL $100,000
D. C. LATOURETTE
F. J. MEYER
Transacts a general banking business.
9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
LET LJS ' Prices Reasonable
Do Your Work Work Guaranteed
We do a General Baggage and Transfer Business.
Safes, Pianos and Furniture Moved
Office Opposite Masonic Building
Te,ephB3cfie833121 Williams Bros. Transfer Co.
Dry Goods of every description at prices to suit
Our immense stock is the most complete in the
history of our business in this city. .
Every lady in this county should avail herself of
the opportunity of visiting our magnificent store.
Dress Goods of the best materials and latest pat
terns, Dress Skirts, Embroideries, Laces, and
Hosieries, everything in the Ladies Furnishing
Goods line can be had at
THE FAIR STORE
Willamette Building Oregon City, Oregon.
W. L. BLOCK
! The Home Furnisher
Ftinttey Carpets, Stoves
S to make room
I MAIN AND
for out HOLIDAY GOODS
1 I PORTER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Abstracts of Property Furnished.
Office with Oregon City Enterprise.
CD. and D. C. LATOURETTE,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS
AT LAW. -
Main Street. Oregon City, Oregon.
I Furnish Abstracts of Title, Loan Money.
( Foreclose Mortgage, and transact
General law jtJusineaa.
5 O W. EASTHAM
! ATTORNEY AT LAW
Collections. Mortgage Foreclosures, Ab
stracts of Title and General Law Bus
iness. Office over
Bank of Oregon City. Oregon City. Or.
W. 8. TJ'Ren Bohoebel
U'REN & SCHUEBEL
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all courts, make collec
tions and settlements of estates.
Furnish abstracts of title, lend you mon
ey, lend you money on first mortgage.
Office In Enterprise Building,
Oregon City, Oregon.
Attorney at Law.
Justice of the Peace.
gger Bldg., Oregon Ciy
J. U. CAMPBELL
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Oregon City, Oregon
Will practice In all the courts of the state
Office in Caufield Building.
CLACKAMAS TITLE CO
Your Clackamas County abstracts of
Title should be prepared by the
Clackamas Title Company, Incor
porated, Chamber of Commerce
building, Portland. This company
is the builder and owner of the best
and most complete plant of Clack
amas county titles. Astracts from
its offices are compiled by experts of
long experience, competent attor
neys and draughtsmen, and are of
Clackamas County Lands, Mortgage
Loans, Estates managed, Taxes ex-
amined and paid.
K. F. Riley, pres... F. B. Riley, sec.
W. L. BLOCK 8
The Home Furnisher
HAVE GRAND JURY
NOVEMBER TERM CIRCUIT COURT
Forest Fire Law Held in Disfavor
Several Divorces Are
For the first time in six years, Cir
cuit Judge T. A. McBride convened a
grand jury at the beginning of the
November term of the circuit court
in this city Monday morning. The
jury consists of: N. H. Darnall, fore
man; I. D. Larkins, Spencer Thomas,
J. C. Elliott, Frank Zollner, Henry
Gans and C. F. Zinser. There are a
number of criminal matters awaiting
investigation, principal among them
being the charges against Isaac Grat
tan and M. G. Nease, proprietors of
the Milwaukie Country Club, held on
two informations alTeging the main
taining of a gambling house. - Thos.
M. Miller was appointed general bail
iff, and A. F. Barclay, grand jury bail
iff. . .
Other than the criminal business,
there are pending about 70 divorce
suits in addition to the usual number
of other suits. Decrees were return
ed in the following divorce suits:
Margaret E. "Whiting vs. Morton N.
Whiting; Katie M. Myers vs. Thomas
Myers; Charles Newcomb vs. Lillian
Newcomb. An order of default was
entered in the suit of Mary A. Green
vs. Wm. H. Green. Orders of default
and reference were entered in the
following suits: Nellie H. Rolfe vs.
Louis Rolfe; Ida Baker vs. G. C.
Baker; Dora Freeman vs. Wm. Free
man; lone E. Palmer vs. Frank W.
Not true bills were today returned
by the grand jury against Chas. Ha
mack, John Hepler and J. W. Potter,
three Clackamas county farmers, who
were held to the circuit court on a
charge of setting out fires in slashing
without first having obtained a per
mit, under the provisions of the new
forest fire law. By reason of its
cumbersome provisions the amended
law relating to the setting of forest
fires is in much disfavor here, not a
single conviction being secured from
several alleged violations.
Nine divorce decrees were granted
by Judge McBride today as follows:
Nellie H. Rolfe vs. Louis Rolfe; Jen
nie M. Barber vs. Emmons Barber;
Lilly W. Wessels vs.. Curtis F. Wes
sels; Octavia Ausplund vs. Andre A.
Ausplund; Annie P. Huth chins vs.
George E. Hutchins; Louis A. Rieman
vs. J. Rieman; Laura Grigwire vs.
E. F. Grigwire; Rosalie Witherspoon
vs. Edmond J. Witherspoon; Amel
Oldenburg vs. Maud Oldenburg. An
order of default and reference was
entered in the suit of Frank L. Dixon
vs. Ella Dixon.
The prosecution of Clarence Green
on a charge of criminal assault, pre
ferred by the father of the girl, was
today dismissed in the circuit court
when young Green agreed to marry
Ellen H. Tonkin. Both of the young
people being minors, the consent of
their parents was necessary before the
marriage permit could be issued. They
were married at the home of the
groom's parents in this city Tuesday
evening. Rev. A. J. Ware officiating.
Pleading guilty to an indictment
charging him with obtaining money
under false pretenses, J. C. Doyle was
this morning sentenced to two years
at the state penitentiary. During the
summer Doyle cashed at a local salooil
a check for $12.50 that was drawn, on
the Bank of Oregon City in which he
had no funds. Doyle was taken to
Salem by Sheriff Shaver Tuesday ev
ening. Two indictments, alleging the sale
of liquor without a license, were -returned
by the grand jury Tuesday
against Thos. M. Allison, of Boring.
Not true bills were returned tonight
by the grand jury as follows: Clar
ence Green, criminal assault; Henry
Roos and E. Matthies, Oregon City
saloon men, selling liquor to minors;
and Frank Jensen, larceny of dwell
ing. Judge McBride this afternoon dis
missed the motion of counsel for the
defense to throw out of court the dam
age suit of H. P. Ridings against Mar
ion ounty which is being heard on a
change of venue before the Clacka
mas County Circuit Court. A defect
ive, complaint was alleged. Ridings
is suing Marion county to recover
$2000 damages for injuries alleged to
have been sustained in the collapsing
of a bridge' across Pudding River, near
Woodburn, and over which he was
driving. The case has gone to trial
before a jury.
Divorces were granted by Judge
McBride today as follows : John M.
Bendroth vs. Alma P. Bendroth; Amel
Oldenburg vs. Maud, Oldenburg; C.
A. Hoffman vs. Clarence A. Hoffman;
L. M. Hawley vs. Blanche HawIeyT
Ida Clark vs. G. W. Clark. The di
vorce suits of Chas. H. Willerling vs.
Jennie H. Willerling and Kristina
Young, vs. August Young was dis
missed. An order of default was en
tered in the divorce of Grace I. Jones
vs. W. E. Jones.
In the $5000 suit for damages of
J. M. Marlin, administrator of the es
tate of Maggie Goetjen, against Dr.
W. E. Carll and Dr. C. A. Stuart, of
this city, a demurrer to the complaint
was sustained and the plaintiff given
leave to file an amended complaint to
which the defendants are to have five
days in which to answer.
Two divorce suits in which Portland
people appear as plaintiffs, were filed
here today. J. C.- Herrington wants
to be separated from May Herrington
whom he married at Seattle in Janu
ary, 1903. Desertion is charged. Al
leging adultery, Fritz R. Braun is seek
ing a legal separation from ' Edna
Braun, whom he married at Wash
ougal, Washington, in 1901.
ANOTHER HOME INDUSTRY.
Oswald & Frederick, Experienced
, Furniture Manufacturers, Lo
Oregon City has for years been not
ed for its many large manufacturing
industries. But there is ample room
and a demand for others.
With each succeeding year other
businesses are being started and none
have been launched with more prom
ising prospects than that of the fur
niture factory, organized and founded
by Frank Busch, and now owned and
controlled by Oswald & Frederick,
two experienced and deserving young
A few weeks ago they acquired the
ownership of this plant from Mr.
Busch. F. L. Oswald, until three years
ago was a resident of Cleveland. O.
Coming to the Coast to try his fortune
he became associated with Adolph
Frederick, a Clackamas county boy
and together they purchased the Busch
factory. The plant is being thorough
ly equipped with the latest and modern
and improved machinery, making pos
sible the turning out of all kinds of
This factory is strictly a Clackamas
county enterprise, its products being
made almost entirely from Clacka
mas grown materials. With the ex
ception of some fir and maple that is
brought here from Newberg, all of
the oak, ash. maple and fir that is
used in the manufacture of furniture
is obtained right here in this county.
Ten men are now employed and this
force will be increased in proportion
as the equipment of the mill is added
to and trade relations are extended.
The proprietors of this factory are
young men, ambitious and industrious.
They are deserving of a liberal pat
ronage from the people of Oregon
City who never fail to lend such enter
prises substantial encouragement.
WILL HAVE COLONY
LARGE TRACT OF CLACKAMAS
LAND IS PURCHASED.
Will Be Converted Into Productive
Agricultural Land by Port
land Swedish Colony.
One of the enterprising and wide
awake correspondents to the Enter
prise furnishes this paper with the
following interesting news item:
"Last week negotiations for the sale
of 1960 acres of land in eastern Clack
amas county were closed between
Harrison Jones and a Swedish minis-
ter of Portland. The minister's ob-. V nco r jT its turt?eJL J
ject is to establish a colony of his j etin- Accor ilngly 25 , these pe
people there dividing the land into 'n ' prepared early Monday
tracts of 40 and 80 acres. circulated - taese V I
"This land is watered by various " w i oout the clty' JSany SfL
mountain streams, the principal one
being Canyon creeK. I ulatet" nave uee" 1a tn
"The water and. air of this vicinity , ?u'"e . they will be presented tcv
are the purest; the climate the most: y ,r Sommer.
healthful and the soil as good as the , , .. ; ,
best in the State of Oregon.' t -&n altogether delightful play" is"
" "It is supposed by many who have , ,Tjlversal sentiment of the im-
never seen this country neat the foot- TOense audiences which have witness
hills, that it is hilly and stony. Whilf ed tlle international comedy success,
there are some hills and stones, I vm) "The Marriage of Kitty," which will
say that in neither one will it C'e ; fcB presented at Shively's Onera House
up to the country lying along th Mo-
lalla road from Oregon City to Mulino
and we all know the country alone'
I this route is both good ar,d beautiful.
"several nunurea acres ot tnis. Can- : anu tis extending its territory this
, yon creek land is tributary to an ir- j year with a like result. The play de
! rigation ditch. In the past two dry 1 pends largely upon the ability of the
i summers the water was turned onto i members of the company and thia
the fields and gardens with splendid
results, making the place look like a
paradise in contrast -with drying veg-
etation outside the irrigation limit-
"The greatest need of that commun-
itv is mnrp T ) f i T 1 1 o mnro - t- I. t- u Tn
tiie Scandinavian tney nave a
citizen aad a splendid worker.
"This being a fact, undoubtedly in
a few years it will be a place looked
to for rest and health by the tired and
-worn out of the city."
TN EVERY Receipt that calls for cream
A of tartar, soda, or baking powder, use
the Royal Baking Powder. Better results
will be obtained because of the absolute
purity and great leavening strength of the
Royal. It will make the food lighter,
sweeter, of finer flavor, more digestible and
wholesome. It is always reliable and uni
form in its work.
Alum and phosphate baking powders
some of them sold at the same price and
some of them cheaper will make neither
dainty nor wholesome food.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK.
BY VOTE OF 6 TO 2
COUNCIL GRANTS O. W. P. COM
PANY'S FREIGHT FRANCHISE.
Second Injunction Suit Dissolved Cit
izens Ask Mayor Sommer
To Use His Veto.
Disregarding the protests of the Ore
gon City Board of Trade and a large
representation of the citizens of the
city, the City Council, at a special
adjourned meeting last Saturday night
by a vote of 6 to 2 passed the fran
chise granting to the Oregon Water
Power & Railway Company a 35-year
freight franchise to Main street. The
scenes attending the final passage of
the ordinance were dramatic and sen
sational, in striking contrast with the
usual ta"meness that marks the trans
action of the city's business.
During the afternoon, Circuit Judge
Frazer, of Portland, sitting for Judge
McBride, heard arguments pro and con
on a motion and a demurrer to the
complaint, and thereupon dismissed
the suit. In doing so, Judge Frazer
stated that he realized he was acting
contrary to the expressed wishes of
more than a majority of the people of
the city, but said it is not within the
province of a court to interfere with
the legislative functions of a City
Council save there . is unmistakable
evidence of fraud in the deliberations
complained of. In the argument of
the motion. City Attorney Franklin
T. Griffith appeared for the defendant
Councilmen, Attorney G. L. Hedges
presenting the case for E. G. Caufield,
plaintiff in the injunction proceedings.
At 8 o'clock the same-evening, the
Council was convened and the ordi
nance was taken up for final reading
and passage. There was in attend
ance a large delegation of prominent
business men and citizens who re-,
quested that permission be given At
torney O. W. Eastham to present the
objections of the opponents of the
franchise before a vote was taken on
the ordinance. This being arbitrarily
denied, a vote was taken and the or
dinance was declared to have passed,
the vote being: Ayes Brandt, Chap
man, Justin. Kelly, Mason, Straight;
noes Knapp and Koerner; absent -Williams.
Mayor Sommer did not sign tre or
dinance at once and the opponents-, of
the franchise were given the assurance .
that the chief executive wrjUi,j defer
final consideration of the matter for -four
or five days,1 there!- giving the-
opposition time within hich. to cir
culate petitions adcresse(j to the
Mayor entreating hi tn exercise his
i""" " " 'turn the orainau,
Qf. ing obtamea. V
on Saturday night, November 11th,
by the Jules Murry Comedy Company
beaded by Miss Alice Johnson. This
play was an instant hit last season
! fact has been carefully considered by
i Manager Jules Murry, whose ventures
! in the theatrical world demand an
j unerring knowledge of plays and the
j selection of players.
"She says he pays enormous mini.
j ner's billsfor her without a, word of
j "There! Didn't I tell you I suspect-'
; ed they were not man and wife'"
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