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VOL. 38. NO. 51. v so - OKEGON CITY,
OREGON, ; FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1905.
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THE COMMERCIAL BANK OF OREGON W Y
Oregon City, Oregon
AUTHORIZED CAPITAL $100,000
J. MEYER .
Transacts a general banking business.
9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Abstracts of Property Furnished.
Office with Oregon City Enterprise.
C. D. and D. C. LATOURETTE,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS
Main Street, Oregon City, Oregon.
( Furnish Abstracts of Title, Loan Money,
i Foreclose Mortgage, and transact
General Law Business.
DO YOUr Work Work Guaranteed
We do a General Baggage and Transfer Business.
Safes, Pianos and Furniture Moved
Office Opposite Masonic Building
Williams Bros. Transfer Co.
Telephones Office 1121
5 O w- EASTHAM
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Collections, Mortgage Foreclosures, Ab
stracts of Title and General Law Bus
Bank of Oregon City, Oregon City, Or.
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 Gty, Oregon.
W. 3. U'Een 0. Schue'bel
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, - -
Will practice in all the courts of the state
Office in Caufleld 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 besi
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.
Jt. F. Riley, pres... F- B. Riley, sec.
THE CITY ELECTION
SEVERAL CANDIDATES ASPIRE
TO ELECTION TO COUNCIL
Candidates for Mayor Are Not As Nu
merous Jack Caufield
low. Following his marriage, he was 1
engaged in the livery stable business
until 1868 when he removed to his
farm at Mt. Pleasant where he resid
ed until the time of his death.
He is survived by one son, James
W. Partlow, the wife having died sev
eral years ago.
Funeral services were held at the
late home Thursday morning. Rev. R.
C. Blackwell, of the First Methodist
church, officiating. Interment was
had at. Mountain View Cemetery.
REPORT OF JURY
MAKES SUGGESTIONS RELATIVE
LOCAL TEACHERS INSTITUTE
Interesting Session of Clackamas Ped
agogues for November 25.
W. L. BLOCK
The Home Furnisher
W. L. BLOCK
The Home Furnisher
Ftmte, Carpets. Stoves
I to make room for out HOLIDAY GOODS
MAIN AND SEVENTH STREETS
In the annual city election that is
to be held Monday,, December 4, a
number of candidates are contesting
for election as members ofifthe Coun
cil. It is not known who the candidates
will be for Mayor. Dr. Sommer, who
leaves next month for a year's ab
sence in Europe, will not be a candi
date to succeed himself. The peti
tion that has been in circulation for
several days asking Mr. E. G. Caufield,
cashier of the Bank of Oregon City
and former Mayor, to be a candidate
for the city's chief executive, has not
yet been presented that gentleman and
until this formality has been carried
out, Mr. Caufield will not announce his
intentions. Thus far there have been
mentioned no other probable candi
dates for the mayoralty.
The abundance of candidates for
Councilmen from the different wards
is considered indicative of a greater in
terest by citizens in the government
of the city. In Ward One, the friends
of R. Koerner, the retiring member
from that ward, are urging him to ac
cept another term. Mr. Koerner is
recognized as one of the most conser
vative men who ever served the peo
ple of Oregon City on its legislative
body. With more such men as Mr.
Koerner m the City Council, it could
be depended upon that the interests'
of the people would receive a respect
ful and considerate treatment. While
Mr. Koerner has not yet finally decid
ed as to whether or .not he will ac
cept another term, it is to .be hoped
for the best interests of 'the city,
that' he will consent to serve another
term. Pending Mr. Koerner's deci
sion in the matter, there have been
mentioned no other candidate for the
Council from Ward One.
In the Second and Third Wards the
friends of M. P. Chapman and C. M.
Mason, respectively, and the interests
they represent, will seek to have these
men returnd to the Council to succeed
themselves in order that vindication
may be had of the position taken by
these Councilmen on important ques
tions with which they have played a
part during their terms which are
about to end. Several aspirants to
places in the Council will oppose the
candidacy of these two men.
Two Councilmen are to be elected
from the Second Ward, one for a term
of two years to succeed Wm. Shea
han, resigned, and another for the
full term of three yars to succeed
M. P. Chapman, whose term will ex
pire. For these places, four candi
dates, all anti-franchise, have .appear
ed. But an effort is being made to
induce two of the four to withdraw in
order that the election of two anti-
franchise men may not be endangered
by splitting the voting strength of
that element. The most formidable
anti-franchise candidates appear to
be E. P. Rands, for the three year
term, and W. R. Logus, for the two
year term. The friends of Jos. Lynch
have circulated a petition asking him
to be a candidate as have also Eli
Maddock's friends, and it is under
stood that both of them are opposed
to granting long-term franchises ex
cept the city is "adequately compen
C. M. Mason, retiring Councilman addresses on
in the Third Ward, is an active candi
date to succeed himself. The arbitrary
position he has taken in supporting
the Oregon Water Power & Railway
Company's freight franchise in oppo
sition to the expressed wishes of a
majority of the people of Oregon City,
has not strengthened his position any
with his constituents, a majority of
whom are not apt to work over-time
to accomplish an indorsement of his
position. Mr. Mason will be opposed
by J. N. Harrington, whose friends I
are working hard to insure an elec
tion. City Treasurer Fred J. Meyers will
not be a candidate to succeed himself
in an office he has faithfully served.
To date, the only asiprant for this
place appears to be Jack R. Caufield,
who represents the younger element
in Oregon City.
There will be held at the Barclay
School Building in this city. Saturday,
TO SUPPRESSING GAMBLING.
Finds County Records in Good Shape
Indebtedness of County
November 25 beginning at 10:30 Grand Jury submitted the following
o'clock a. m., a local teachers institute
to which the teachers of the city and
county are invited. In connection
with the programme of the day there
will take place the regular election of
officers. At the noon hour, the teach
ers of the city will serve luncheon.
The programme will be as follows:
"Language, Intermediate Division,"
Miss Katie Wilson, Parkplace.
"Mathematical and Physical Geog
raphy, Advanced Division," Princi
pal W. A. Schmidt, of Canemah.
Music, By the school
"Reading in the Intermediate Divi
sion," class exercise, - Miss Irene
Carter, Eastham School.
"Using the School Library," Mr. W.
G. Hartranft, Seattle.
WILL TALK SHOP
BOARD OF TRADE WILL CONDUCT
Dr. James Withycombe, W. K. Newell,
E. L. Smith, Profs. Cordley,
and Kent, Will Speak.
A series of Farmers' Institutes is
to be held throughout the county un
der the auspices of the Oregon City
Board of Trade. The first meeting
will be held at Canby beginning at 1
o'clock next Monday afternoon, No
vember 20. This meeting will be ad
dressed by Dr. James Withycombe,
director of the experiment station at
the Corvallis Agricultural College;
Professors Kent and Cordley" from the
same institution. J. H. Reid, county
fruit inspector, will also be in attend
ance and will advise with the farmers,
especially the orchardists, regarding
the care of fruit trees, the value of
Monday evening the same speakers
will address the farmers at Molalla.
On Tuesday evening Prof. Kent and
Hon. W. K. Newell, of Forest Grove,
will conduct a similar meeting at Lo
gan, speaking on the subjects of dairy
ing and fruit growing. On the same
evening Dr. Withycombe and Prof.
Cordley will discuss agricultural top
ics with the farmers of Eagle Creek
and vicinity at the Grange hall in that
The series will conclude with a big
meeting at Oregon' City, Wednesday,
November 22. At 10 a. m., Hon.E.
L. Smith, of Hood River, president of
the State Board of Horticulture, will
address the farmers and at the close
of the meeting there will be formed a
county horticultural society. At 1:30
o clock in the afternoon another ses
sion will be held when Dr. Withy-
j combe and Prof. Cordley will deliver
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"Fruit Growing," respectively. Wed
nesday night Prof. Kent will deliver
his celebrated lecture on "Dairying as
an Art." The lecture will be illus
trated by stereopticon views.
THE LATE WM.. PARTLOW.
Old and Respected Pioneer Dies at
Mt. Pleasant Home.
Wm. B. Partlow, a pioneer of 1852,
died at his home at Mt. Pleasant, near
this city Tuesday morning. He was
aged 77 years, 8 months and 6 days.
Deceased was born in Owen county,
Indiana, March 8, 1828. Soon after
his birth the family removed to a
farm near Danville, Illinois, where he
lived until 17 years of age when he
commenced to learn the harness and
saddlery trade. He followed this oc
cupation in Illinois until he .started
for Oregon with Wm. Johnson. After
being on the road for six months, he
arrived at Phillip Foster's farm nine
teen miles from this city, August 27,
1852. Soon after he located at Oregon
City where he was employed by H.
A. Post, who was engaged in the
harness and livery stable business.
After working for Mr. Post for three
years, the two men formed a partner
ship that was continued for a year
when Mr.' Partlow bought Mr. Post's
interests and closed the harness bus
iness. On June 28, 1857, he married
Francis L. Chase at Springwater. To
them were born three sons: James
W. Richard S.. and Edgar B. Part-
"To the Honorable T. A. McBride,
Judge of the Circuit Court for Clack
"We, the Grand Jury for the Novem-.
ber term of the Circuit Court beg leavw
to submit this, our final report. WS
have enquired into all charges of
crime which have been brought to our
attention both through the medium
of the justice court and upon private
information and as a result have re
turned eight true bille and nine not ,.
"We have diligently investigated all
charges of violation of the gambling
laws and have returned certain indie
ments which have been reported to
the Court. We think, however, that
iit is . extremely difficult to suppress
gambling for the reason that the au
thority of the state officers to forcibly
close and keep closed places where
gambling is carried on and to incur
expenses for such , purposes is ques
tionable, and without such authority
it is almost impossible for state of
ficers to suppress gambling and pool
"We therefore suggest the enact
ment of laws by the state legislature
giving the sheriff power to summarily
and forcibly close and keep closed. aU
places where gambling is carried oh
including pool rooms, and providing
means for the expenses incurred in so .
"Information has been furnished to
the Grand Jury by the present Coun-. ;
ty Treasurer that there is some dis- !
crepancy in the special school district
fund accounts, of his predecessor in
office which may or may not be a short
age in said account. The Grand Jury
made as detailed research as was pos
sible, and had-access to an expert re
port made by Miss Chase, dated Jan
uary 4th, 1905, but was unable to de
termine whether such a shortage ex- .
ists or whether the discrepancy is
merely a . matter of erroneous book
keeping. The only way to determine
the matter is for each (separate school
district to check up its accounts with
the account of the county treasurer
in order to determine exactly how
much money has been received by
each district. The special school fund
account is an account with which the
county itself has nothing to do, but i9
purely a matter between each separate
district and the county treasurer.
"Recourse may be had by any dis
trict to the bond of any treasurer
found to be in default. We take this
means therefore of calling the atten
tion of each school district to the mat
ter with the suggestion that each dis
trict make its own investigation.
"We note, however, that the same
system of bookkeeping is in vogue in
the county treasurer's office now that
has existed for a period of perhaps
twenty years. This system we deem
inadequate to the present needs ot
the county and we therefore recom
mend that the county court and county
treasurer confer to the end that a new
and better system of bookkeeping may
be adopted. We have visited the of
fice of the County Superintendent and
have examined the books of the sheriff,
assessor, reccfrder and "county clerk,
and find that the same are neat and
well kept, but lack of time has pre
vented us from making any detailed
investigation of the same,
"We have visited the county jail,
and we recommend that a padded cell
for insane patients be provided.
"We find that according to the
treasurer's books the present indebt
edness of Clackamas county is $73,-924.77.
"We recommend that the recorder
be provided with a new system of in
dices for mortgages so as to conform
with the present system for deeds, and
that the School Superintendent be
provided with a telephone.
"And having completed our labor '
we beg to be discharged.
N. H. DARNALL, Foreman.
I. D. LARKINS,
J. C. ELLIOTT,
HENRY GANS, j'
C. F. ZINSER. 1
THE HAND OF SHAME.
The local assembly of United Arti
sans have been working hard for their
dramatic entertainment that is to take
place at Shively's opera house on Fri
day evening, November 24th, 1905. A
great deal of interest has been mani
fested and a packed house is antici
pated, as Assemblies from near by
towns will send special delegates to
witness the performance. The drama
"The Hand of Shame" will be fuUy
mounted, haviner snecial mshnnm
music, etc, and will be given with every
detail and will compare very favor
ably with traveling -companies. This
production reflects considerable cred
it upon the Oregon City Assembly and
will aid considerably . in advertising
the Order. The members are striving
hard to sell the most tickets as the
successful ones will receive handsome
prizes. The committee in charge are'
Thos. E. Carrico, chairman, Mrs. S. A.
Gillette and Pauline Sehwartss: Thorn
is no extra charge for reserved seats.
This' drama has never appeared hare
befer ; .....