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THE COMMERCIAL BANK I H. CITY
Oregon City, Oregon
AUTHORIZED CAPITAL $100,000
D. C. LATOUR ETTE
F. J- MEYER
Transacts a general banking business.
9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
LET US Prices Reasonable
Do Your Work Wofk a"ara"teed
We do a General Baggage and Transfer Business.
Safes, Pianos and Furniture Moved
Office Opposite Masonic Building
le,epB3cfie833121 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
0 Ftitfnittfffe. Carpets. Stoves
1 anj Cffockegy
1ANOS and ORGANS
S REGARDLESS of COST
to make oom f or out HOLIDAY GOODS j
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C. D. and D. C. LATOURETTEi
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS
Main Street. Oregon City, Oregon.
Furnish Abstracts of Title, Loan Money,
Foreclose Mortgage, and transact
General Law Business.
f) 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. U'Ben - SohneW
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.
l 1 PORTER,
ATTORNET AT LAW.
Abstracts of Property Furnished.
Office with Oregon City Enterprise.
CLACKAMAS TITLE CO
Jour 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.
C. F. Riley, pres... F- B. Riley, sec.
W. L. BLOCK 2
The Home Furnisher
HAS NOT THE RIGHT
MANNING DROPS MILWAUKIE
District Attorney for Multnomah Coun
ty Finds He Does Not
- After a thorough investigation, Dis
trict Attorney John Manning, of Port- j
land, has dismissed a proposed "prose
cution of the Milwaukie Club proprie
tors. In announing his inability to act
in the premises, Mr. Manning in an
interview stated that as District At
torney of the Fourth Judicial District
of the state, he does not have the le
gal right to go outside the boundaries j
of his district and undertake to pros-1
ecute an alleged violation of the
state's statutes in ,an adjoining dis
trict. This decision on the part of
the " Multnomah county district attor
ney disposes of the cases so far as
their prosecution in the' Multnomah
county court is concerned. If the pro
prietors of the .. Milwaukie Country
Club are to be proceeded against, un
der the state law, the proceedings will
necessarily have" to be brought in
Clackamas county where the. alleged
violation was committed.
However, the original cases against
the proprietors of the Club and a few
patrons of the resort, resulting from'
the recent raid, will have to be thresh
ed out in the municipal court at Port
land, provided that tribunal can es
tablish the right of jurisdiction over
The people of Milwaukie, an incor
porated town under whose license the
Club was allowed to be operated, are
very wrathy and indignant with what
they consider an unwarranted inter
ference by the Portland authorities
with their own municipal affairs. The
action of Mayor Lane, of Portland, in
causing the raid to be made was re
cently denounced at a mass meeting of
citizens of Milwaukie who emphatic
ally asserted their ability to manage
their own affairs. So intense is the
feeling among the people of that city
that if the prosecution of the cases
is undertaken to be successfully con
ducted by Mayor Lane and his police
others, legal steps to check any fur
ther interference with the Club from
that source may be resorted to. Un
der the direction of Mayor Schindler
and the members , of the Milwaukie
City council, Justice Livy Stipp of this
city, who is City Attorney for Mil
waukie, has conferred with Judge M.
L. Pipes of Portland, and it is possible
that proceedings restraining the Port
land and Multnomah county authori
ties from proceeding further in their
fight against the Club may be insti
tuted in the Clackamas County Cir
cuit Court before Judge McBride.
All in all, the situation is a novel
one that has created interest through
out the state and the final determina
tion o the pending controversy and
the rights of the different parties to
the same will be watched intently.
Must be Tried in Clackamas.
Judge Cameron Monday afternoon
ruled that his court had no jurisdic
tion over the Milwaukie gambling
cases, which if tried, must be prose
cuted in Clackamas county.
SAYS LOVER PROVED FALSE.
Portland Woman Sues Clackamas
Farmer for $15,200.
Edward Johnson, a farmer residing
near Aurora, has been made defendant
in a $15,200 breach of promise suit
brought by Mary E. Clay, of Portland,
Dimick & Dimick, of this city, appear
ing as attorneys for the plaintiff.
In her complaint plaintiff alleges
that at Portland in July, 1905, defend
ant proposed to marry her and that
the month of September, last, was the
time mutually agreed upon for the per
formance of the necessary ceremony.
Bat, after she had accompanied the
defendant to St. Martin's Hot Springs,
in Washington on a camping trip and
had remained at his farm near Auro
ra, plaintiff complains that the defend
ant refused to consummate the mar
riage contract and did then and there
repudiate the same, because of which
she claims tohave suffered great in
jur3', both in mind and body.
In preparing for the prospective
marriage the woman represents that
she expended about $200 in prepara
tion of a trosseau and she asks to be
reimbursed for this expenditure be
sides being recompensed for her dam
aged feelings which are appraised at
Plaintiff further alleges that "con
fiding in said promise of defendant,
plaintiff has always remained and con
tinued and still is sole and and un
married" and has been ready and wil
ling to marry the defendant.
ESTACADA AND ITS GROWTH.
Something About Development
Eastern Clackamas County.
A special dispatch to the Portland
Estacada is to own its water sup
ply and water system. The water
works is the property of the Oregon
Water Power & Railway company and
negotiations are pending for the sale
and transfer. The town grew so rap
idly that had the railway company not
put in a water system there would
have been several months that the
people would have been without water
and there would have been no fire pro
tection whatever. The system con
sists of two reservoirs, a pumping
plant and mains extending all over the
city. Soon after the mains were plac
ed, a fire department was organized.
The fire department is, In a small
sense, the pride of Estacada. To pro
vide more money for apparatus tne
management of the company is ar
ranging for a masked ball, to -be giv
en at the pavilion on the evening of
All the preliminary arrangements
have been completed for the estab
lishment of the first free delivery
mail route out of Estacada. In about
60 days it is expected that the route
will be in operation. The route will
be from Estacada on to Currinsville ;
thence to Garfield, on into the country
beyond Garfield and return to Esta
The new plant of the Estacada
Brick & Tile company is now prac
tically complete. Manager Belknap
says the first output of the factory will
be pressed brick, which has already
been sold to a Portland contractor.
Orders are on hand suffiicent to keep
the factory at work for several
months. The plant will begin opera
tion December 1, and will regularly
employ forty men. It is quite likely
that the capacity of the factory . will
be doubled before spring.
Frank Miranda or Dayton, Ohio, is
now here superintending the placing
of the water wheels in the big elec
tric plant at Cazadero. Work on the
immense dam across the Clackamas
is progressing rapidly.
The Estacada Wood Manufacturing
company, which makes cross arms for
telegraph poles, has just erected a
large storage shed. The company has
orders enough ahead to keep the plant
working at full capacity all this win
Frank Morris is erecting" a cottage
at the corner of Fourth and Zobrist
The Clackamas county court has
ordered the road to Garfield paved
with plank and the town authorities
have ordered the planking continued
from that point nearest the city into
the city over Main street.
Linn brothers, saw mill men, have
purchased a iot and will erect a build
ing and establish a lumber yard.
Miss Agnes Watt, a Portland vocal
ist, is the guest of Mrs. Lois Mac
Mahon. HOLDING THEIR HOPS.
Clackamas Growers Think Co-operation
Is Their Salvation.
Clackamas county hop growers con
tinue to hold their 1905 crop, entirely
disregarding the offers of 9 and 10
cents that have been made for their
holdings. More than 400 bales of this
years' crop are being stored at the
Oregon Water Power & Railway Com
pany's freight depot in this city.
Instead of a proposed reduction in
the acreage in this county, the senti
ment of growers generally favors the
setting out of additional yards, . In
co-operation of "the "producers is placed
the hopes of the growers for success
fully wrestling with market condi
tions in the future.
"We are planning to plant an ad
ditional acreage of hops instead of
plowing up any of our planted acre
age," said D. K. Bill, who is in charge
of the Dr. Nichols' hop yards near this
city and this property is one of the
best in the county for the raising of
hops. "Co-operation," claims, Mr. Bill,
"is the only salvation of the grower
in competing with existing conditions
with reference to the hop market. In
this way an organization of the grow
ers can station a personal representa
tive at New York where the Oregon
crop can be disposed of at satisfactory
prices to the grower. The sale of our
holdings through such an agent would
net satisfactory returns."
IMPROVED TELEPHONE SERVICE.
Pacific States Company Will Make
i Complete reoganization of the sys
i tern of the Pacific States Telephone &
1 Telegraph Company will be made in
; in this city without delay says the Tel
, egram's Oregon City correspondent,
j This announement was made by the
! officers of the company Monday morn
ing and theassurance is given that the
service of the company here will be
satisfactory in every respect. The
present quarters for the central sta
tion are entirely inadequate to ac
commodate the growing business, and
offices will be secured in a brick build
inn fronting on Main street. A requis
tion has already been put in for a
new switchboard, which will be in
stalled as soon as the new location is
Ten-party lines will be abolished.
This news will be received with un
bounded joy by many residents of
Oregon City, who for years .have had
their ears open during the day listen
ing for all manners of rings from the
telephone Under the new system no
line will have more than four sub
scribers, and under a system of selec-
j tive ringing,- each subscriber on a four
party line will hear only his own ring
i and one other. Calls to the central
office will be answered more promptly
and several additional employyees wilP
be engaged by the company.
Socialists Begin Campaign.
Arthur Morror Lewis, state lecturer
for the Socialist party of California, is
making- a tour of Oregon and Wash
ington and will speak at the Socialists
meeting at Knapp's Hall, Sunday, De
cember 3. The Socialists will meet
for a fraternal dinner at noon, after
which there will be a short business
session and the lecture will commence
at 2:30 p. m. Lewis is well versed in
Socialistic doctrines and is considered
one of the ablest speakers in the move
ment. Those who desire to thorough
ly understand Socialism should attend
this meeting. He will speak at other
points in Clackamas County as fol
lows: Barlow, Monday, December 4;
Needy, Tuesday, December 5; Macks
burg, Wednesday, December 6; Mo
lalla, Thursday, December 7 ; Mulino,
Friday, December 8 ; and Beaver Creek
Saturday, December 9. Each one of
these meetings will open at 7:30 p.
m. with a concert on a graphophone,
and the lecture at 8 p.m. .
LOCAL OPTION LAW
PROPOSED TO BE CHANGED BY
INITIATIVE PETITION. "
Liquor Men t Would Make Prohibition
a Precinct Affair in
L'iquor men are invoking the initia
tive for amendment of the local op
tion law, along the lines of the famous
Jayne bill, which failed to pass the Or
egon Legislature last February by but
one vote, says the Oregonian. They
will be opposed by prohibition forces
and the Anti-Saloon League, and will
seek the aid of the anti-Prohibition el
ements. The bill which the liquor men offer
would change the present law, which
was enacted by the people at the polls
in June, 1904, in the following re
Raise the number of voters neces
sary to call a Prohibition election from
ten to 30 per cent.
Make the law strictly a precinct op
tion act, allowing, just as now, an elec
tion to be called in any precinct in the
Prevent the grouping of precincts
together for a Prohibition election.
Fix general elections as the time for
Take away the advantages held by
the Prohibition side under the present
law and give "dry" and "wet" the same
privileges in elections.
The . law now provides that elec
tions to decide the question whether
liquor shall be sold as a beverage In
any precinct or group of precincts
may be called in June of any year on
petition of 10 per cent of the electors
in the voting area. Should the election
carry for Prohibition, the voting area
is to be "dry" two years, but should
the election carry for sale of liquor, 1 .;
another election may be called ihe'L
next year. - ..: :-
The liquor and anti-Prohibition forc
es contend that the present law Is a t
Prohibition act in the guise of local
option and that it should be made a
strict precinct option act, putting the
liquor and Prohibition forces on equal
footing for the election contests. As
things stand, the Prohibition voters
can force Prohibition on a precinct
voting "wet," by including the pre
cinct in a Prohibition group of pre-
incts, but the liquor men on their side -annot
carry a precinct- "wet" by " in-"
eluding, it in a "wet" group, unless it
shall vote their way. -
Again, a precinct or group of pre
cincts going "dry" under the present
law must remain so for two years be
fore another election can be called,
but if the voting area goes wet" the
election can be called the next year.
The petitions for the initiative are
being circulated by Knights of the
Royal Arch and will be filed with
County Clerks by January 1, or there
abouts, and with the Secretary of
State not later than February 3.
Petitions In Clackamas.
Initiative petitions, proposing :
amendments to the local option law,
are receiving circulation in this city
and are being numerously signed. The
proposed amendments increase from
10 to 30 per cent the representation
of the legal voters of a precinct re
quired to a petition before an election
on the local option question can be
ordered. Another amendment to be
proposed provides that the precinct
shall be made the unit, in conducting
these contests, the object being to
prevent a combination of "dry" pre
cincts for imposing prohibition in a
"wet" precinct as is allowed under
the law as it is now constructed.
BILIOUS ATTACK QUICKLY CURED
A few weeks ago I had a bilious at
tack that was so severe I was not able
to go to the office for two days. Fail
ing to get relief from my family phy
sician's treatment I took three of
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab
lets and the next day I felt like a
new man. H. C. Bailey, Editor of
the News, Chapin, S. C, These tab
lets are for sale by Howell & Jones.
"I go to the theater not so much for
amusement as for instruction."
"I see. You limit yourself ti the ten,
twent', thir' places, do you?"
A MATTER OF HEALTH
HAS HO SUBSTITUTE
A Cream of Tartar Powder,
free" from alum or phos
ROYAL BAKINQ POWDER CO., NEW YORK.