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OREGON CITY ENTERPRISE, ' FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 1908.
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MILLARD LOWN8DALE, OF YAM
HILL COUNTY OIVE8 VALUA
CUT DOWN OLD TREES
Practical Address on Rejuvenation, of
Old Apple Orchard! Ii Heard By
Clackamas County Horticulturists,
Forty Clackamas Comity horticul
turists RKomhU'il In tlm county court
room Wednesday afternoon to hear
a very Interesting ninl liiHlructl v talk
by Millard O. IiwnhIiiIi president of
tlm Wllliiiitt Vuliilcy Krult Growers'
Association, who kuvii a practical till k
on tin) rejuvenation of orchards thut
contained old, (IIhcuiiuiI and neglected
apple trees, racing an eager group "f
growers, Mr. !wiim1uIo fur two hour
talked caiilly mid answered muny
UONtlo)H OH IIUIIIITOIIH Subjects con
nected with tho growth of apples, a
well iih oilier fruit.
Millard Niwnsdale has a In r no an
pin orchard at I Jifnyi.ttc, In Yatnhlll
County, ami hn Iuih always contended
thut Willamette Valley Kniwitri liavo
vory opportunity to produeo fruit
thut Ih ciiial. If not Htipcrlor, to that
grown In Hood Hlvcr ami other sec
tions of tint Htate, 1 1 Ih apples have
boou exhibited In I'ort lliml uud d no
where and have brouKht forth the
highest pralHu for their nine, flavor
and marketable value,
11c had u Mtuinp of a tree, n graft
ing knife ami some old scions, and hn
demonstrated tlm manner In which a
new top may be produced on old rota.
Tho "dead spot," "apple canker," or
"anthrnruoHe," were 4alnly shown to
be iui enemy to succuMsful apple grow
Ink Mr, Iiwnsdalo railed particular
attention of tho grower to fungoid
dlHi nm h and anld thut In tho molid
climate if tho Willamette Valley that
the dlxciiMeii of thlri character were
really morn serious than tlm Han Joan
acale. 1 In In holding a series of meet
Iukh In Willamette Valley towns to
get tho grower to clenn up their old
orchard nnd to assist them In learn
ing th methods thut will result In the
production of khI fruit. Ho Ih doltiK
a great work and It Ih no rxagerallon
to any that tho people of Clackamas
County who heard hi address will
take pride In growing along more ap
proved method than they have hither
County Krult Inspector Lewis, Fruit
CommlHHliiner J. II. Held, C. W. Swal
low "Jersey" Stufford." T, J. (iary,
Mra. Thomas tlault, George F. Morton.
Thomas F. Ityan, A. C. Newell, Wil
liam Heard, K. I Carter and many
other penpln who are Interested In
horticulture wero present at the meet
ing. Mr. Newell will hold a farmers'
liiHtltute In Oregon city some time In
March and the dale will bo announced
later In Tho Enterprise. At the clone
of tho meeting. Judge Kvan announced
that the directors of the Clnckamna
County Fair Association will hold a
meeting In the near future to decide
upon a permanent location for the
next county fair.
PEOPLES POWER IS
A POWERFUL FACTOR
INITIATIVE PETITIONS FILED IN
SALEM COVERING FOUR
W. S. UKcn, Secretary of tho I'eo
plo'a Tower Lenguo of Oregon, went
to Salem Tuesday to file the Initiative
petttloiiH on four measures that will
bo presented to tho people of thin
Ktute at the Juui) election for approval
or rejection. Tho league has obtained
more thun tho necessary number of
HlMiera to the petltlona, and thin In
hutch their being placed on tho ballots.
On tho It ecu 11 Amendment to tho
Constitution, Riving tho voters power
to dlHcharKo their public otllcerB and
elect anccHHora there wero UD94 signa
tures obtnlned, nnd on the measure by
which tho people Instruct mumbera of
the legislature to eloej the cnndldato
for United Stntca Senator who gets
tho hlghoHt number of votes at tho
general elections, tho league secured
The Proportional Representation
amendment to the Constitution, au
thorizing lawa to change from elec
tions by a plurality, which may be
Iohh than a majority of thoso voting,
to election of legislative olllcers by
equal proportions of thoae voting, nnd
of slnglo olllcers by an actual majority
of thoHo voting, there wero 9G72 Big
natures to tho petition.
Tho Huntley Corrupt Practice, Act,
which was defeated by tho Inst legis
lature, removing tho power of money
from elections by limiting candidates'
campaign expensos, providing for In
formation for voters, nnd punishing
corrupt prnctlces In campaigns and
elections, received 98118 signatures.
Wrot. Potm "by Pot" and Palms
It on the Public
James Whltcomb Ulley began (ill ea
rner In a newspaper olllco In Audoraon,
Itid,, by writing humorous rhymes ua
"ndvertlalng locals' "doggerel" be
called them. At the aninu time ho
wrote many rbymea with tho aerlou
Intention of having tbiiin, If posHlblo,
recognized na niMiuin. Hut bo could Dot
gut them piibllHhed. ICven compowl
lions whoso worth ho had tested those
that "would pleaso people when I'd
otnnd tii mid rend 'cm to them" would
bo returned promptly by every mngn
nine to which bo offered them for pub
lication. Tho HoomIiT dialect was too
"low down" for tho average magn.lno
, Finally lu a freak of boyish Indigna
tion, to prove that what editors really
wanted was not originality, but Imita
tion, ho devised the acboino of writing
a poem In Imitation of Too kand of
palming It off on tho public as a real
poem of I'oe'a recently discovered. The
achemo was very skillfully planned
nnd very deftly executed and success
ful U-yoiid anything the clever devbior
of It had ever dreamed. From one end
of tho country to tho other "I-eonalule"
was hailed as a veritable "Uud," a bit
of genlua' most genuine ore. It Hey had
his revenge. Ilu had moiiio trouble,
however, In proving that bo was not an
Ho lost bis newspaper position, but
bo Immediately got another and Isdlvr
oue on tho Indianapolis Journal. "Come
and get pay for your work," aald Judge
Marttiidaie. the editor. Tho turn lu the
tide had come,
A BORN SOLDIER.
Major Central 8tuart, th Dashing
Major (Jeueral J. IC. Ii. Stuart of the
Confederate cavalry was a soldier by
nature, hashing aud daring, cool In
tho face of daiigcr, he was one of the
bravo uud plcturesiiuo figures of the
civil war, II. II. McClelluu quotes In
"Life end Campaigns of Major (ieueral
Stuart" from (Jt-ueral I'ltx-IIugh Lee's
Impression of the future cavalry lend
er while be waa still at West Point:
"1 recall his distinguishing charac
teristics, which were strict attention to
military duty; erect, soldierly Iwarlag:
lmmedlato and almost thankful accept
ance of a challenge to tight from any
cadet who might feel himself In any
wny aggrieved and a clear, rluglng
Stuart wua a most cheerful soldier.
That "clear" voice of his was often
used In singing bis favorite war aong:
If you want to have a eood timo,
Jltio tha cavalry.
Ills courageous attitude was held
until tho very end. He was wounded
by a pistol on the battlelleld. As be
waa being carried away lie noticed the
disorganized ranks of his retreating
"(io back!" ho called out. "(Jo back!
Do your duly as I have done mine!
C; back! I'd rather die than bo whip
ped!" Those were bis last words on the
field of battle. Later ho aald. with the
"I'm going fast uow. God's will U,
Bungle's Bad Break.
Mr. Ilungle always takea a deep and
sympathetic Interest lu the welfare of
his fellow man. While out for a stroll
one dny he met a friend, who seemed
In a great hurry.
"Hold on, Jones," said Hungle, grab
bing his friend's nrm. "Why this rush?"
"ilungle." said Jones, removing his
lint and wiping his brow, "I'm hot foot
ing It to a specialist. I bellevo my
brain Is affected."
Mr. Hungle. to allay the fenra of his
friend and show tho customary com
miseration, said Jovially:
"Pshaw, Jones, you shouldn't worry
about such a little thing na that!"
"I mean you shouldn't let such a lit
tle thing as your brain that Is. Mr.
Jouea, you shouldn't get so excited over
nothing of conrae ah, good day, Mr.
Saturday Club Programme,
The following programme has been
arranged for tho entertainment to be
Klven In tho First CongreKiitlonul
Church Friday night under tho aus
pices of tho Saturday Club: Vocal
nolo, Mrs. S. V. Harris; reading, "His
Courier," O. Henry, by Mrs. Walter
W. riruco, Portland; clarinet aolo, J.
Lngoson; reading, "As You Like It,"
act 1, sceno 2 (Shakespeare), Mrs.
Bruce; serenade, "Until the Dnwn," J.
A. Parks, Messrs. Avlson, Lucas,
Roako and Roake; rending, "The
Priest's Vow," Sir Gilbert Parkor, Mrs.
Uruce; clarinet solo, J. Lagoson; read
ing. "The Woodtlcks," Hen King,
"Wlmmln'8 Rights," Marietta Holley.
Mrs. Ttruce: soio. "O Ye Tears," Franz
Abt, Miss Ivy Roake.
Teaching the Drummer.
It was the custom In the days of our
old navy for tho men to bring to too
mast all the wornout articles whlcb
were to Iks Inspected, handed In and ex
changed for new. Tlic drummer had
applied for so many drum bends that
the commodore felt sure bo was being
Imposed upon and one dny set himself
to watch while the band was playing.
As ono rattling martini air followed an
other his anger Increased perceptibly
until be burst forth In uncontrollable
"There, now, confound you! I see
why you use so many drum heads,
Pon't drum In the middle of It all the
time. Drum all over that drum, I tell
Plants That Hate One Another.
Fancy two plants being so unfriend
ly Hint the mere neighborhood of one
Is death to the other. Yet this Is the
cuso with two well known English
planta. These are the thistle and the
rnpe. if a Held Is Infested with this
tles which come up yenr after year
and ruin the crops, all you huve to do
Is to sow it with rape. Tho thistle will
bo absolutely annihilated.
MAYORS SAY "FAILS
Chief Executives Write of Their
) NEW ZEALAND'S RAILWAYS.
The Judge's Advantage.
"There Is one ndvnntnge which a
Judge always has lu his profession."
"What Is that?"
"Whether he succeeds In a given caar
or not, ho can always try It." Kansas
They Do Not Consider Publlo Owner
hip Successful In Their Cities Two
Plants For Sals One Lasted Only
Ono would expect a ninyor to lie the
last man In n city to say that munici
pal ownership could not succeed, yet
two mayors lu uext to tho most popu
lous state and one In the largest stato
in tho Union have emphatically ex
presited their views In letters.
Cluy A. Hryunt, mayor of Princeton,
HI., tells about the experience of his
city, as follows:
"Our city has advertised for bids for
1U electric light plant. Our plant was
in old one When It was taken over by
the city, and considerable money had
to Im spent to get It Into fair running
shape. This was eight years ago.
Bluce then we have not been able to
Dinko It a paying Investment, as we
found the cost of running the plant
baa exceeded what tho cost of lighting
our city would be If the light was pur
chased from a private plant, and It
baa been deemed ndvlsablo V sell It If
a satisfactory bid can ho had. This Is
our main reason for disposing of It
"Municipal ownership of a lighting
plant. In my opinion, cannot be made
a success In cities of this size."
The mayor of Marengo, HU J. fl.
Patterson, Is more brief In summing
up the case of that city, but nobody
la left In doubt as to where he stands
on the question of public ownership.
When he wrote Marengo had not yet
succeeded In making suitable arrange
ments for a lease. The tone of the
mayor's letter, however, does not Indi
cate that there Is any reluctance on tjbe
part of the city to get rid of Its expen
sive luxury. The otily question seems
to be one of terms. Mayor Patterson
"We are contemplating a deal where
by tbo management of said plant will
go out of our city's control. Our rea
son for doing this U that we consider
municipal management a complete fail
ure, aud the less there Is of It the
better for all parties concerned."
When C. C. Weaver was mayor of
Itasca, Tex., he expressed bis opinion
of a city trying to work and gave the
brief but trying experience of bis own
city as an example. In a letter on the
subject bo said: -
"Our city bored an artesian well and
was fortunate In securing a flow of
water of very fine quality and In a
quantity about 200 gallons per minute.
In connection with this It waa decided
to build an electric plant I Investi
gated tbo cost and probable Income of
an electric plant and found It a doubt
ful proposition aud recommended that
wo avoid it, but the aldermen believed
It would pay lu connection with the
waterworks, and tho work was begun.
"Tho pump was Installed first and
was operated about ouo month before
the electric plant was ready; hence we
know how much It cost to operate the
pump. When the electric machinery
was put In operation our losses began.
Wo operated it a little more than four
mouths and found that it was taking
all our Income from both the water
works and electric plant to pay run
ning expenses of the plant. We did
not want to shut down, as we knew It
would be a dead loss, but we were
forced to do something; hence we hit
upon the Idea of selling the electric
part of the plant. It was turned over
to me to sell without any reservations
as to what I should get. I sold the
electric part, but not any part of the
waterworks. Wo lost money in trying
to operate the plaut aud did not get
all .our money back In the sale. We
operated the plant three days less than
six months and lost about (100 per
"If you atop to think about It, a city
cannot work, but must hire all her
help. Tho hired man does not have the
coal bill to pay, nor does be care
whether bouses are wired or not lie
Is not much interested In the receipt
and does nothustle business; hence
the expenses run up while tho receipts
are neglected. Public money does not
bold ont like private money. I know
It ought to, but I am now serving In
my eleventh year as mayor, and I
know whereof I apeak.
"When we come to figure these
things, It is not snfe to figure on what
ought to be done, but we should face
facts and recognize the facta as they
really are and not as they should be,
but are not.
"An olectrlc plant has to have close
personal attention, and the man who
superintends It ought to have a very
Berious luterest In tho expense account
and In the receipts, and this Interest
should bo such as would affect bis own
"You ask If I would advise middle
alze cities to build cleclrlc plants.
Now, . In answer to this particular
question I must say I would uot"
Will Be Sworn to If Necessary.
A story that would be regarded as
too good to be true If It were uot part
f the olllclnl records of the city cornea
from Ciuclnnutl. The present Btreet
commissioner of that city Is a victim
of the delusion that It is his business
to keep the streets clean, but his ef
forts are not appreciated by one of
tho grocers, who sent In a protest to
tho effect that the streets were so
much more noisy after the mud had
been removed thnt lie regarded It as
detrimental to bis business to have the
afreets kept so clean.
Keen Financial Analysis by Professor
Le ftossignol of Denver.
A recent lssuo of Moody's Maga
zine contains a thorough analysis of
"New Zealand Railway Finance" by
Professor J. E. Le Rosslgnol of the
University of Denver. The writer
points out that the New Zealand gov
ernment, which owns the railways,
"borrows money at 3.75 per cent and
latterly at 4 per cent for the mainte
nance of railways which earn less
than 1X0 per cent upon the capital
cost and this yearly deficit of over
2.20 per cent must ultimately fall up
on the taxpayers." ,
Commenting on a tabular exhibit of
the finances, Profeasor Le Rosslgnol
"From these figures It Is clear that
the capital cost of the roads bad In
creased out of all proportion to the In
cnaso In mileage, that the working ex
penscs have Increased much faster
than the gross earnings and that the
net loss In tun years bos amounted to
the enormous sum of 4,380,147. or
more than $21,000,000, and this la a
time of great prosperity, which can
not be expected to Inst forever."
After showing that fares average
about the same aa In this country the
servlco Is described as follows:
"There are no night trains, and the
service on most of the linos is rather
Infrequent. The best service In New
Zealand Is that between Chrlstchurch
and Dunedln, where there are two ex
press trains dally, traveling at a speed
of twenty-flve miles an hour. On most
of the other lines express trains travel
from fifteen to twenty-one miles an
hour and ordinary trains from ten to
fourteen miles an hour."
The author goes Into considerable
detail In regard to freight rates, whlcb
be considers to average about five
times those of the United States. The
most serious charge against the man
agement Is that It lends Itself to polit
"Politics has had altogether too much
to do with the construction of roads,
the appointment and promotion of offi
cials, the frequency of service, the fix
ing of rates and the departmental ad
ministration in general. Railways have
frequently been built for the sake of
securing votes rather than traffic and
business has becti so often subordinat
ed to politics that It Is no wonder that
the net returns are political rather
than financial In their character."
; 1 1 Extr aordfaary Special
DEAD OR DYING.
Many a man too late remembers that
the unspoken word never starts a qun
rel. Washington Star.
The further a city goes into business
the less wisdom it displays. Jackwu
Reaction Is Slow, but Sure, Against
The mayor of Holland. Mich., writes
that negotiations are on foot to have a
private company supply the lighting.
It would cost $30.0UJ to put the mu
nicipal plant In condition for efficient
At a cltl7us' meeting recently held
In Trenton. Mich., the city council waa
Instructed o euter Into negotiations
for the sale of the electric light plant
Chester, III., has votej against the
purchase of the waterworks system.
Manitowoc, Wis., recently voted two
to one ngalust purchasing the water
works aud four to three in favor of
submitting the question of rates to the
state commission. Artily about a quar
ter of the regular vote was polled,
which la not encouraging to advocates
of the "referendum."
By a vote of 320 to 44 the people of
Washington, Ind., rejected a scheme
for remodeling the municipal lighting
plant notwithstanding tho alternative
presented by the common council of
providing for extensive repairs or
eventually abandoning the business of
municipal lighting. The plant has
fallen behind year after year, although
liberal appropriations have been made
for Its support, and repairs have been
neglected till It la little better than a
mass of Junk. An expert who recently
examined It decided that it would re
quire $38,000 to put the plant In good
running order, and the people were
asked to vote on the question of ex
pense. The negative vote means that
the plant will be sold.
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A Few Days Only
Monday, February 3rd
75o, $1.00, $1.25
Standard Dress Shirts
SUCCESSOR TO I. BELLING
BRIDGE CORNER, 'OREGON CITY 30
Extraordinary Special t I
TRIAL OF SEVEN MEN GOES OVER
UNTIL APRIL TERM OF CIR
GEO. C. BROWNELL ILL
Decrees of Divorce Not Nearly So Nu
merous As Last Week Trullin
ger Sued for Blocking Milk
Who Profits T
Politicians manage municipal affair
In such a way that their own Interests
are cared for first and public service
Is only a minor and subsidiary feature.
Money collected from taxpayers Is
spent for the benefit of he "gang" in
stead of tor that of the people, and the
consequence Is that enterprises con
ducted by the city are Invariably not
merely 111 managed, but enormously
There Is no reason to hope that this
state of affairs will be changed so long
as human nature remains what It is,
and therefore the people will not be
likely In their sober senses to Intrust
any public utility that can safely be
left In the hauds of private enterprise
to any city governmeut.-Chlcngo Jour
nal. The Dream and the Reality.
Muulcipal Jobs are usually given out
as political rewards. The Biiiess of
the applicant, his faithfulness to duty,
his honesty, Integrity and industry are
all secondary considerations. His fnlth
fulness and his value to party or fac
tion are of first Importance to the par
ty managers, who really run all mr
nlclpal plants. Tee result Is Indiffer
ence nnd extravagance, high costs of
production and operation In short, the
complete annihilation of the beautiful
theory of the dreamers. C'onuellsvllle
(ra.) Courier. -
In the Circuit Court Friday Judge
McBrlde granted a motion to continue
the Hindu murder trials until the April
term of the Circuit Court This is
the regular term. The action was
taken at the request of the defense, as
George C. Brownell, who represents
six of the defendants, Is not well and
Is unable to carry on the trials, which
were set for next week. The case
against Vernon Hawes, who was also
Indicted on the same charge, will be
continued. He Is represented by
Hedges & Griffith. The defendants
are J. M. Dickenson, William Dicken
son, John M. Dickenson, Earl Ransier,
John Riley. Walter St Clair and Ver
The divorce suits of Lydia Shaw vs.
Frank W. Shaw, Edna Hughes vs.
Charles H. Hughes, and R. C. Herring
vs. Dora Belle Herring have been dis
missed upon motion of the attorneys
for the plaintiff in each case, as all
tae parties have resumed their mar
Decrees of divorce have been hand
ed down In the following cases:
Elisha Adamson vs. Susan E. Adam
son, Cornelia Llllie vs. William Llllle,
Martha Johnstone vs. Edward John
stone, Ellen GIpson vs. Charles I. Gip
son. Decrees were entered In the suits to
quiet title of the Oregon & California
Railroad Co. vs. Watnee et al. and
Gabriel et al.
Judge McBrlde Thursday afternoon
handed down divorce decrees in the
following cases: Gertrude E. Spauld-
Ing vs. Frank A. Spauldlng, Herbert
Platts vs. Mary Platta, Albert S. Smith
vs. Sadie Smith, Robert W. Brown vs.
Leila Brown, Gordon E. Hayes va. An
na Hayes, Susie Williams vs. James
The suit of Carl Stelnblcker against
the Mllwaukle Country Club was set
tled and dismissed upon stipulation
of the attorneys. Stelnblcker sued
the proprietors of the club for money
alleged to have been lost while gam
bling at the resort.
Henry A. Valdron has filed a suit
for divorce against Ethel B. Waldron.
The plaintiff Is a rural mall carrier,
and bis two children, Dorla and Ronald
Waldron. He alleges that his wife de
serted him June 12, 1904. They were
married September 29, 1896. Judge
Thomas F. Ryan appears as attorney
Cornelia Lillie has filed a suit for
divorce against Willttxm Llllie, through
her attorney, Bruce C. Curry.
James Adkins has commenced an
action against D. L. Trulllnger to re
strain the latter from constructing a
dam across Milk Creek, about one mile
above the point of the confluence of
the stream with Pudding River. Ad
kins own3 a saw mill there and has
about 1,000,000 feet of log3 to trans
port down stream, and says that the
proposed dam will prevent his mov
ing his logs.
There's a funny little creature,
So I have been told.
Who calls upon the little folks,
They say he's very bold.
He comes by just at bedtime,
With sand he's well supplied,
It's impossible to miss him,
You couldn't if you tried.
No one was ever known to miss
A visit from this elf,
He knows just when his bedtime
Keeps track of that himself.
He carries just the nicest kind .
Of pure, clean, golden sand,
O, he's just the nicest fellow
In all this great broad land.
Without our dear old sandman
How lonely It would be.
He's never yet forgotten
To call on you and me.
So, happy little children
Will love him well, because
He's just the nicest fellow.
Next thing- to Santa Claus.
ELSIE BRAYTON BLOOD.
Miss Marian Lewthwaite, of Ore
gon City, is the guest of Rev. P. K.
Hammond and family, of Eugene. Eu
Tho Tax Rate- In Indiana.
Indiana Is one of the few states that
have a bureau of statistics. Its latest
report shows that the tax rate la the
twenty-eight cities which operate their
own light and water plants U $1.94,
while the rate In the other fifty-seven
titles la onlv $1 77.
Will be the lucky winner of the fine diamond
ring which will be given away March 1st.
Remember that every dojlar's worth of work or a 50c
extraction entitles you to a chance at a $165 stone.
If you don't care for diamonds remember there are
many pretty girls who will only be glad to have such
a present made them.
The quality of our work is testified to by many
pleased patrons and the satisfaction we have given
customers, who had never before been satisfied, has
been very gratifying.
Ten year guarantee
Plate - - $5.00
Crown's - - 5.00
Goldfillings - - 1.00
Silv erfillings - .SO
Painless extraction - .50
OREGON DENTAL PARLORS
Over Harding's Drug Store. . . Main St. Oregon City