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WSm OREGON CUTTY ENTERPIRIS
Tho Wiakly Entarprlaa la
worth ho prlca. Compart
II with othori and thin tub-
4 Icfiba. o,
FORTY JI(NTH VIAR-N JV
OKWJON CI T Yr KNTKH VlllH K, KHIDAV, AniL'KT 27, I'll..
UtINCII CONDITIONS PROBABLY
WILL rORCf POSTPONIMINT
Of LINK TO IALIM.
W. y. S. MUST BE ON PAYING
COUNTY JUDGt ANDIRBON DC'
CLARIS PROGRESS IB MAOI
IN ROAD PnOBLlM.
BASIS BEFORE CONSTRUCTIOM
Oil KCON CITY. Auk. 23 -(Kdltor of
I lie KlltrrprWe) As to the nnveM lid-
lug rare between wear am r'f ' . of
', the Minn might m M of our
and In fait neaily e.i-rythlni
rUr villi whl h lmo to i!o In thl
In the raid of my (ti shoes aoine-
IN PRESENT WAR
SPIIT IN STATF
BIT ATiHUNEi hiphivav nrnrr
CONSTRUCTION WORK It NOT IX
PECTEO TO BLOW DOWN
UNTIL LATl IN YEAR.
ROOSIVILT AT PLATTSBURQ UP
HOLDS STRONGLY MAKINO
OP MUNITIONS IN U. B.
, . v;.u!r, ml In a while I gel ai entirety
I nrw pair of liiw; hut I h ir 4 never
Projtel Will B Carrl.d Out Soon , yet a immanent or hard aorfar
At PoMlblt Undr Ttrm of Co it
Tract With Portland Rail
way Light A Power Co.
pair. Ponalhly the beat solution would
be to reirert ) k go barefoot and l-t
nature lake care of the repair work.
Hut In the raie of the roaiU, the aur-
fe son grow. It a UKK'itl In
' j your editorial of Saturday that the
The Willamette Valley Houthern haa '""" " """"i""!
not ahandoned Its plan of ritrndlug Ita
Una from Ml. Anted, Ihu present terml
mm. to Hulrin, hut work will prohab
ably not begin until next Hprltii or
Humour, owing to liualnraa roiidlllona,
aid Judge tirant II. I'ltnlck, president
tif th road. Friday.
The Willamette Valley Routhern
floated 11.000.000 Ixind Uau for ex-
enlr deTehitnenl and the (no waa
money to hullil five tnllea of permanent
road. In r-ply I would ray that we
did hullil five tnllea of ailrh road laat
year. Of roil me, your claim that those
nmda are not permanent. In fart you
ay In an editorial of May Slh thai they
ar ore than the old r'da they re
placed while the fart la that with the
rlreptlon of the piece between Mil
waukio and Bell wood which not
!...! .ill I-. .Iu al . t. .
ruar.h.e,..) ,y the Portland n.llw.y. ,, , ,lno,t ;fpr, ,, .
. IN,Vr..r,,""',"r- n ,f'h: though ...lifted to the .ever teat of
rondltlona of thla guarantee Waa that ,rl . inftir
the lino khoilld tint he extended past
Mt. Ang.d until It waa put on a paring1 Kvrn u,,,"h lh wtara la not. of
l,,,!, the kind you demnnd the grade are
.. ,,. ! there and In the cane of the Mllwaukle
The r.ten. on will be l.ullt a. aonn I Hpirood ,, ,nB pr ,, , Kr,
a. the pre,en. return pay., anld Judge, ,M u lv. fitirt If ,,,
ROLL Of DISHONOR" PROPOSED
FOR FACTORIES WHICH REFUSE
'Profaaalonal Garman-Amtrlcan" Sayt
Colontl, Mat Shown Hlmaalf
Enamy of Country Al Will
MII.WAI'KIK. Aug. 2.'..-IH-(ial
Thla lty haa not riM-rlin'ed dull
building wimiii; In Un, during th
J paat aeveral inontha. th-r haa t-rn
j from four to all d-IIInri under
coure of construction all the time, and
thla condition tiida fair to ronilniie un
til lata In the winter.
A. II. Zander, caahler of the lrat'
Htale hank, la erecting a hungilotr on
Vlierry a v in or, lbs work being don
under the upi-rrlalon of hli brother,
II. K. Zandera. Thl new home, which
la Mprrtrd to ho compb-ted ll-out No
remlx-r I. la of frame ronatrut-tlon
with full concrete baiement and foun
dation, and win contain aevin ro)ma,
belnc modern In every particular.
Pan Maaa la auprrlntendlng the erec
tion of hungalowlypo dwelling on
BUY PRIVATE PLANTS
MERIT OF LARGE
MEMBERS OP COMMISSION ARE
AMAZED BY ACT OP ENGI
NEW PHASE PLACED ON PLAN
OF ENCMER FOR FRIENDLY SI
VOTE AT SPECIE L WATER ELtC-i
TION IS DECISIVE HARD (
EACH DIVISION OP COUNTY NOW
DEPENDENT ON SELP POR
MiWaukl will not buy lh private;
water pliiiita offered tbn tlty and Uie
.o.n ..:i ...un i..wo w.ter bond, to SEPTEWBEJi IS POOR TINE TO
ivmifirio ma municipal aBiem DOW
iM-ing built, the voter decided at a i
pertaj election fiaturday. j
The vote waa 4 to 1 on every laaua
CHANCE BOUNDARIES, HE SAYS
ri.ATTKIIl lt(iH. .V. y.. Aug. 23.
Theodora ItiMiw-vcIt, In an addrraa to
night at the military Inalrurtlon ramp
here, declared that for 13 motitha the!
fnlted Htalea had "played an Ignoble i,.rf,.r.on atreet for L. R. Watera. the
part among the natlona." In that It ! e(,at to l about 11.800. The realitenr.
Stall Englnur AdvlMi Chief Deputy j before the votera. The bonda carried BUtimmUof Priei Concerning Wait
Vouchin will Not Bi Approved
and Secretary Olcott Will
Be Aoed to Audit
IMmli-k, and the bualneai handled la I
conatatitly Inert aliig. Ijint aprlng, he
had "tamely aubmltted to Bering the
weak, whom we had covented to pro
tect, wronged." and "had aeen our own
men, women and children murdered on
the high without action on our
The ex prrildent condemned the gov
ernment for having "not taken the
amalleat atep In tho way of prepared
neaa to defenM our own right a."
fierrnany ho condemned aa "utterly
imtal and ruthleaa In it dlnrrgard of
Internntlonal morality," and declared
will he completed and ready for orru
pancy about the middle of Srptcmtx-r.
It will contain five roome. and li thor
One of the largeat homci to be erect
ed In thla locality In tome time la be
ing build at Inland nation for J. W.
Doyle, the contract being In charge of
William Shlndler. The fart that It w ill
PAI.EM. Ore.. Aug. S3. The con
troveray a to whether John II. l-el.
tale engineer, or K. I. Cantlne, chief
deputy highway engineer, la the act
ing alate highway engineer, unimed
another anitle to!ny. when member
of the 8tnte HUhway commlnalon an
nounrid that Mr. I-l had attempt
ed to dlacharge Mr. Cantlne. The rca
on given by Mr. Iwli wai that Mr
Cantlne had decided to dlirrgaid bia
ordera and obey thoe of the board.
Governor Withycomhe and Slate
Treasurer Kay, cornpoalng a majority
membernhlp of the commlaalon, ex
take the crew of . carpcnteri three prMwd ,hem.,,ei mdk unable to
removal of fnoo yarda of the harden! that It "would be a hajte ahandonmont
l .nl ttut ra.Jiirilun nflof lnoruiltr for Anii'HrAn nittniifurtnp.
Ml.) In aperrh at Mt. Anttel that he( prn((i( (Bt hty un ni(B (m tl01k, of munlilona of war to refu.e to
montha to complete the dwelling la evi
dence that It la a large one, and will
be modern throughout
Iti' porta are current that other are
planning new home during the fall
and winter, and that a number of aul-
e.nma.e., ,nn r.M..i wnui.1 o pay.ng , , , ,.rI111,m,n, wrVi ,,. lm-m.k nhlpment "for tho u.e of the
' (Mi i II II IM'II ' l' I t'l'i-l ill iiir r
iH'nmn than rutlinnfrtl aid, wllh biMl
nrs rfiiiilltliinN tMMtrr, lio now ho i
n . a . in .a ..-
..eve. ,ne ronu win no, oe paying '"- ,iridg. a and com reto and Iron culvert., j make anch ihlpmonta ahould be put.
aeveral montha. ,uto ,,, nmt),ria) J0li wnnldjhe aald. on a "roll of dishonor." lie
The .road from here to Ml Angel la I .., i added that they nhould be encouraKed
undenitand why Mr. Lewi had at-
with a majority larger than at any of
the prevloua election and the defeat
of the offer of the private companle
waa almoat aa drclalve.
There were four queallona before
the votera. flriofly they were: Khali
the city laiue f:S.froO In bond to com
plete the municipal Hull Itun water
ayatem? Bhall tbe city buy the Mll
waukle Water company' plant at their
offer of 112.000? Bhall tbe city buy the
T. R. A. Bell wood plant offered for
ttOOOT and hall Shall' the city buy tbe
Minthorne Sprlngi company'! malm
Tbe vote Saturday add to the com
plication already exlatlng In Mllwau
kle. Iniiiiu'lloni aeeitred by the water
roiiipan't-a now tie up completely the
municipal iytin and prevent tbe city
from (ompUtint the ayetem or tell
ing water from Ihcae main which al
ready have been laid.
Tbe city plan to lay lateral to all
of Road Pund Called Exaggiritid
Many Mile of Highway In
County Good, He Declare
I what doc a rouatltute iM-rmiinent work.
Aiiain. out of money apent Inat year
i nrnrir tl'.t"' wnn ei't'iii iit nie-i
arinlra that are (driving to restore
tielglum to It own people."
Munition maker who refuaed to
uroun nomea win ne erer(eu. ln. re or- hoth M,d ,h, knew of n0 olht,r way
Ing Inrreawd aotlvitle In the tale of,,n Hearth- the .rtlnn of Mr. Iwla
iMltig put in trio heat of condition.: ( recard to thla year' expenditure
t.railea and rule are being widened. tn; permll me to aay thnt whllo I know
rond bed la bclnc leVeled and awitehe
nre being lntnlled at Howard' mill,
down to the Molnlla river and at Mon
itor. A $1000 interlocking plant la being
ereeUxt r at the 'crowlnr of the
Wltlnmotto Valley Houthern and the
Southern I'l'-lfle and will be In uao
within a abort time. The roat of theae
Improvcmouta la being takrn from tho
earning of the road.
SPEED PROGRAM OF
MANY GOOD HORSES ARE SE
CURED BY ED FORTUNE,
WHO IS IN CHARGE.
The racing department of the county
fair ha nlwayi been one of tho fen-
turc of the annual hIiow at Cimliy and
the fair hoard till year ha decided to
duplicate, the Rttcce of former year.
Kd. Fortune, a man of nnmy year'
experience, linn been placed In chnrtte
of tho department and hna aurceeded
In aeeurttiK ninny of the. lent home
of the northwPHt. Kntrlea plono Sep
tnmber 1 and no entry la accepted nn
lea accompanied by 5 Jier cent of the
entry foe. All nornetig race are tie-
tided on tho 3-ln-3 plan, except free-
fur-all and pace In 3-ln-G.
The apeod program follow:
Monday, Sept. 20. Former".' Hug
gy race, ClarknmtiH county horaea,
owner to drive, purio, $50,00; 2:25
pnon, pnrHO, $150.00; 4-mllo run, purao.
Tuemlay, Bnpl. 21.-2:25 trot, purso.
$150.00; 2:1B puce, purae, $150.00; 3-4-mllo
run, purao, $100.00.
Wednesday, Sept. 22. Froe-for-nll
trot, puree $250.00; 2:30 trot, purso,
$150.00; C-8-mlln run, purse, $75.00.
Thursday, Sept. 23.. Free-for-all
pure, purso, $250.00; ono mllo run,
purse, $100.00; H-mllo run, Clncknmns
comity horses, purse, $50.00.
FOOT or mi HILL
Ono of the most romurkulilo acci
dents for some time in which no one
was hurt, nccurred Monday mornlnR
at tho foot of Sinner hill, when R.
Swank, driving a largo auto truck with
mis supplies, run Into the Oregon City
water sprinkler, driven by C. W. lies
Veil. When nbout half wny down tho hill
the brake cahlo of the truck broke, lot
ting the mnchlno rush down the steep
incllndo nt a torrlflc rate. At the time
of tho accident the Stnndnrd Oil com
pany' large delivery tnnk was about
50 feet up the slide, but the driver saw
the accident In time to avoid being hit.
The water wagon was los lucky be
ing Just out of Blight around the bend
at the bottom of the hill, the machine
.tricking it at an angle and throwing
the horse on top of the truck where
they hung by their harness. Hoth
horses wore cut sorlously. The dam
age to the machine was not definitely
known but would probably be In the
neighborhood of $100.
The1 Intention of the driver of the
truck were to drive the machine
Bround the bend in the hill and down
the Southern Pacific railway track,
where he could have shut off the en-1
glne and stopped It.
that thousand of yards of rock and
gravel have been put on roads I can
not say what proportion nt It la repair
work. Neither ran you. W know this
that out of the $177,000 spent $5,238X9
has been paid to Oregon City and pre
aumably la being used in Improving
Main atreet. How will you rluaalfy
that? Looks to me like an example of
the never-ending race between wear
and repair right under your office win-
(lows; and one in which repnlr ha hnd
n long race before It overtook wear.
This Is not In criticism of Main street
work for It is needed, and will doubt
less he a good piece of work. Hut we
do say that for every yrtrd of Main
street there Is a mllo of country road
In the county, and those who write
glibly about rond work do not seem to
reallr.e tho Immensity of the task coun
ty court, supervisors and taxpayer
have to perform.
Neither do you seem to have any
conception of the work done by former
Millions of dol'ar work of work has
t-een done In clearing and griding
roads and this kind of work cenis to
be IohI sight of. We Invite you to In
spect the grndo from Sprlngwater to
Kstaradn. recently completed, !or in
stance. It was made by a former su
pervisor and Is in a section of the
county which, according to Ilrother
Stnnditdi, Is much neglected. -
H. 8. ANDEUSON.
so that we may be able to hold our
own when "the hour of peril comes to
us in our turn."
Ills apeei'h follow In part:
"Free rltltena ahiuld be allowed to:
do their own fighting. The profes-i
uburban lots. Among the latest to
huy In the Mllwaukle park li John
Kaltenbarh. who purchased a five
room cottage and two lots near Ever
green station for $1100. and E. W. S"v
erln. a four-room house and a COxlOO
foot lot In the same addition.
tempted summary action In view of blti
agreement a lew oaa ago mm a narU of ,h. lou.n wh lh. mnri-
e .h.a.I V. v Ik. -. r..n lH-.. irk.
of the purchase ot the three private
plants is generally attributed to the
f'ict that they are considered obsolet.
friendly suit be brought to settle th
While loath to make the ttateniint
WILLAMETTE PEACHES LARGE.
Evidence ari Increasing that th
other than a breach of faith.
A meeting of the commission has
j been called for tomorrow, when Gov
ernor Wlthycombe and tSate Treasurer
Kay will vote to direct Mr. Cantlne to
continue In charge of the work.
Secretary of State Olcott has not
divulged his attitude at to this pase
of the case.
In hi letter to Mr. Cantlne. Mr. Iw
It say he will not approve vouchers
for work one under the aupervlalon of
Mr. aCntlne. Secretary of State 01
self, and he Is no better citizen than ducltig ua fine pea hea as can be found colt will then be asked to audit the
tho poltroon. ny place. M. Waldron, living near ; vouchers, and. if he decline to do so
"Camps like this nre the best possl- " lllnmette, this year Is recurlng a u Is probable that a mandnmus suit
bio antidote to hyphenated American- heavy yield trnm his trees, four year to compel him to audit them will be
Ism. The event of the past year have old. that are thowing remarkable pro fijej.
shown us that In any crisis the hyphen! ductlveness. the early Craw fords being' u s believed that if the suit Is filed
ated American Is an active force! of a sire and lusclousnes that Is the 1.11 nhases of the controversy will be
eq,na. of any aeen on the local market.' placed before the courts for determl
i nation. -
slonai pacificist la aa much out of place Willamette valley - and particularly
in a democracy aa la the poltroon him- Clackamas county, I callable ot pro
ngatnst America, an active force for
"There exists no fined body of Am
erican cltlrens In this country thnn
those citizens of German birth or de
scent who are In good faith Americans
nnd nothing else. Tho professional
German-American ha shown himself
in the Inst 12 months nn enemy to this
country as well as to humanity."
W. WILBUR PAY8 ON FINE.
ABE RUEF PAROLED
FROM STATE PRISON
SAN Ql'KNTIN, Cal., Au. 21. Abe
Itnef, noted politician, was paroled
from tho stnto's prison here today on
condition that he would not return to
San Francisco for a period of three
months. Ruef wus exiled to Mendo
cino county during the first three
months of liberty.
The ordor sending Ituef to Mendo
cino was In response to a suggestion
nindo by the prisoner himself. In his
appeal for 'parole, Ruef Bnld:
"In the event Hint ym application for
parole shall be granted, I respectful
ly request thnt you fix my abiding
place for HO days in somo county of
tho state other thnn Sun Francisco,
became durinR thnt time there will he
a municipal political campaign in Snn
Francisco. I desire and Intend to
take no part in It directly or Indirectly,
fly my absence I wish to avoid till
ground for even representing that I
may be interested therein nn any wny
whatever. I would prefer Mendocino
rnyment of $50 on his fine was mndn
Thursday .by .Willie Wilbur, of the
Frlar'a club, following his conviction
In the circuit court on a charge of
selling liquor on Sunday.
PLEDGE PRESIDENT 8UPPORT.
IIOSTON, Aug. 24. President Wil
son wus assured of the united sup
port of 24 atato executives in any ac
tion he muko make, In the present
crisis in a resolution adopted by the
governor's conference this afternoon.
SANDY llHill SCHOOL
READY FOR OPENING
1 Charlea L. McXary. supreme court
I Justice, will represent the governor
and state treasurer In case of lltlga
I tlon, and Attorney-General Brown
' probably will represent air. Lewis.
"I am amazed that Mr. Lewis should
have violated his agreement thnt a
; friendly suit be filed to end this con-
SANDY, Ore.. Aug. 25 Preparations . troversy," said State Treasurer Kay.
are being made for the opening of the , "The member of the board and Mr.
Union High school here next month Lew's agreed to the arrangement, and
at the Sandy sehoolhouse. Pudding j ft was understood thnt nothing more
and grounds are being repaired and j would be done until Attorney-General
put Into Bhnpe for the opening. In- j Ttrown had agreed on a from of friend
creased attendance Is expected at the f 'v
Union High school this year, it being "This action of Mr. Lewis Is not only
the second year, and better equipment a violation of the agreement, but of
has been provided. the highway law. The lnw provides
Messrs. Hunt, Townsend nnd Kelly, that the chairman of the commission,
of the Portland Railway, Light & Pow- who U the wernor, Bhnll appoint a
er company, and R. M. Stnndlsh, ofjcnlef deputy for tt -state engineer,
Estaeada, were at Oeorge district Frl-1 who shall have charge of the highway
day In the Interest of the fair to be j work and Mr. Lewis has no power to
held there In the near future. discharge him."
STATE EXHIBITS ATTRACT THOUSANDS
AT El DURING "JLL-OMN
T. W. Sullivan, of This City, Is Speaker At Oregon Building
And Outlines Opportunities Offered By Willamette
Valley Moving Pictures Show Development of State
Fishing At Falls of Willamette And Scenes Taken In
Oregon City Are Exhibited.
ROAD FINDS VALIEY
CROPS ARE GOOD
REPORTS FROM ALL POINTS GIVE
PROMISE OF BIG YIELDS OF
REWARD IS OFFERED
OREGON nUILDING, Panama Pa
cific Exposition, San Francisco. (Spe
clal) Tho past week, notable In expo
sition history for the high rate of at
tendance, has been All-Oregon week,
and each day has been devoted to song
and speech, telling of the resources
and accomplishments of the state. Fri
day was Willamette valley day and
(By Oscar E. teytag.)
the run of these pictures, and Friday
the hall was crowded with Interested
spectators wno had come especially
to hear about the "most favored valley
In the world.".
T. W. Sullivan, whose vIbII to the
exposition was most timely, was the
speaker of the day and told of the re
sources of the Willamette valley, cited
crowds of visitors surged through the i Instances of success in various fields
Oregon building and the Willamette of endeavor In Clackamas county, and
valley exhibit in the Palace of Agrl-itold of the opportunities now avall-
ATLANTA. Ga Aug. 19. Governor
Harris conferred .with Attorney Gen
eral Walker and state prison commis
sioners here today In regard to a plan
to apprehend the lynchers of Leo M.
Ilecause the law only allows a maxi
mum of $2500 reward for the arrest
and conviction of the perpetrator of
one crime, Governor Harris today of
fered rewards of $500 for each of the
first five members of the lynching
gang to be caught and convicted.
culture, wnere exnioiis covering a
wide diversity and of superb quality.
In the Oregon building the visitors
were entertained with moving pictures
and speeches by visiting Oregonlans.
The motion pictures of fishing scenes
at the Willamette falls at Oregon City
are interspersed through the movie
program which is given daily, and with
a scene showing hopplcklng. is the
only Willamette valley film shown at
the exposition. Homestlck visitors
from Oregon City may get a glimpse of
fellow townsmen and of our magnifi
cent falls and a portion of the city. Tbe
lecture hall la alway filled during!
able, and of the beautiful city by the
falls and of Its extensive manufactur
ing Interests. Mr. Sullivan's speech
was full of interest and was well re
ceived by his audience. Dr. Duns
more, Polk county's representative,
gave an Interesting talk, and was fol
lowed by Professor Evenden, former
ly of Monmouth normal school and
John It. Logan, Oregon Btate commis
sioner to the exposition who made
At the conclusion of the program,
valley carried off more awaras than
any other exhibit, and Clackamas
county had the lion's share of these.
Tho day on thfc whole was a gratify
Oregon has been Bending visitors to
the exposition in large numbers espe
cially since tourists of early exposi
tion days have returned home with
tales of the charm and fascination of
the Jewel City. Oregon City and
Clackamas county have had good rep
resentation from the very beginning,
but with the advent of vacation days
this number has increased, and almost
every day brings a new party of Clack
amas county people.
It Is hoped that all Oregonlans will
register at the information booth. Not
only Oregonlans, but people from all
over the country feel at home In the
Following are the latest crop re
ports from all sections of the Willam
ette valley, as announced by the Ore
gon Electric railway:
To the report Is affixed the follow
ing telegram from Oregon Electric
railway traveling freight and passen
ger agent, W. P. Powers, dated Sa
lem. Oregon. August 20:
"There wllj be bumper crops trib
utary to Oregon Electric and United
railways In the Willamette and Tual
atin valleys this fall, with exception
of hops and prunes. While prunes
are not normal crop, will show in
crease of 60 per cent over last year.
Owing to inclement weather and lice
hops will be reduced materially. Early
estimates ranged from 140,000 to 150.
000 bales in Oregon. Latest estimates
100.000 to 115,000 bales. Weather has
been Ideal for harvest."
Tualatin Weather conditions favor
able for harvesting and threshing. Re
ports indicate unusually good yield.
Hop growers advise that their crops
badly damaged by vermin. They are
spraying - thoroughly. Early onions
damaged 40 to 50 pencent account rut
Early potatoes unusually good. Some
damage to hay but very slight. Later
cutting saved in good shape. All fruits
and vegetables abundant crop.
Wilsonville Grain nearly harvested.
Threshing under way. Yield 20 to 45
bushels per acre. Majority of farmers
getting well above 25 bushels per
acre. Oats yielding well with average
better thnn Inst year. Farmers report
barley 60 to 70 bushels per acre. On
ions slightly backward compared with
last season, expect 10 per cent lighter
yield, probably will be better keepers.
Late potatoes doing well, indications
for bumper crop. Hops damaged some
by lice and honey dew. Growers now
spraying and expect fairly good crop.
Picking should start shortly.
AUSTRIA BLAMES WAR
ON ALLY, HE SAYS
ARMY OFFICER IN SAN FRANCIS
CO SAYS KAISER ENGI
SAN" FRANCISCO, Aug. 24. "Aus
tria is sick of the war and blames
Germany for having forced her into
it, but will stick it out, now that she is
In the conflict."
This was the statement made today
by Lieutenant Franz de P. Rathkolb
of the Austrian army who was wound
ed In Galicia and is recuperating while
"The Austrian people believe that
Germany forced my country Into this
war, nnd they are sick ot the con
flict," said Rathkolb. "The whole
business was engineered by Germany
and Austria was made the tool of the
"The Cossacks rae not as good figbt-
vlsltors sought the exhibit of the Wll-i the Oregon building apart from all
lamette valley In the Palace of Agri-1 ther buildings, as the one state build
culture where the prize winning ex-. lnS nere a hospitable welcome awaits
hiblts are on display. Tbe Willamette ' Tenr visitor.
ahs an IttAV tinnn Knnn ma nrsA nn in
. I rt d oo tuc uat3 uc7cu iaiiiT;u up w
uregon nuuaing, w nere every euon is be Tne flench, however, are superb.
maae to en en a noBpiiamy 10 an, anu
where the gracious cordiality ot Mrs.
Gray, the charming hostess, has set
Cincinnati Times-Star: The Rus
sians have a river named Aa, which
now appears In the dispatches. This
soft and lamb-like exclamation Is a
welcome relief from the gutters! biases
I that adorn some Russ cities.
(I!y H. S. Anderson, County Judge)
The axiUllon of tbe question of re
conatrurtlng tb boundaries of road
dlatrlct In the county will remit In
good If tbe matter I dlacusted In a
plrit of fairnea and an honest pur
pose to promote progrea In road build
ing. We are pleaaed to precelva that
plrit In Mr. Eastham'i article In your-
laaue of the 17th. In which 1m defends
tbe mall district, and we aee no good
reason to dlaaent from moat of hi ar
gument and conclusions. The county
road and tbe county school are, and
always should be, matter of local In-'
terrst, and unless fostered and main
tained by neighborhood or local enter
prise, Uiey will suffer neglect.
We are pleased also to note that he
gives tbe much-abused road super
visor credit for having ordinary sense
and Industry, and that he does not
agree with the statement made In an
other column of this same Issue, that
the entire road levy in Clackamas
county Is wasted, and yet we are not
convinced that the present arrange
ment of road districts is the best ever,
that sixty Is Just the right number of
supervisors, or that it is necessary for
tbe general good that some districts
have ten or twelve thousand dollars
to "waste" or use, while others have
five or six hundred to slick over their
"trails of dust and mud."
We are Inclined td the theory that
supervisors should have enough money
at their disposal to make the "wast
ing" of it a matter of some Interest,
and are not convinced that people are
so narrow in their views that they can
not see beyond the horizon of their
The residents of Highland have an
interest in the entire road to Oregon
City, and those ot Wilboit, to Mo'alla.
and they know It, and it Is not clear to
us where district lines should be
drawn so long as they are not too far
apart to permit supervision.
Near tbe market centers, roads con
verge, and not only so, they carry
much of the traffic from the outside
districts, and therefore are more ex
pensive to maintain, and a very com
mon argument used to get money from
the general fund is "our road gets the
wear of all the districts back of us."
The law as amended by the last legis
lature makes each city a road district,
and apportions 70 per cent of the road
fund to the districts of the county,
leaving 30 per cent in the general fund
instead of 50 per cent as heretofore.
If bridges and road machinery are
kept up from this fund, little will be
left in control of the county court for
road work, and each district will de
pend on Its own valuation for funds.
This Is an additional reason for ad
justment of road districts so as to have
a Just proportion of property in each
district to road area, and will be a
greater incentive for those who take a
purely local view of road matters, to
make small districts which include
considerable mileage of railroad or
other valuable property.
The month of September Is the time)
named in tbe law as affended, for mak
ing changes in road districts. This Is
a bad arrangement, as the tax roll Is
completed at that time, and if changes
are made, they do not become effec
tive until the following year.
The exaggerated statements con
cerning waste of road funds will in
our judgment prove to be a futile at
tempt to burden taxpayers with a bond
issue for road building. II is easy to
talk or write In grandiloquent terms
about hard surfaced highways, but it
is very difficult, in our humble way
of looking at things, to see a way to
raise the money to build a sufficient
mileage of such roads to benefit any
considerable percentage of the people
of Clackamas county. At the price
such work is costing elsewhere, we
could build thirty-five miles of road by
bonding the county to the limit per
mitted by tbe laws of the state, and
when done, there would be many a
long trail of mud and dust left.
All statements to the contrary, tbe
roads of Clackamas county are being
rapidly Improved. Around Damascus,
Garfield, Estaeada, Sprlngwater, Col
ton, and other country districts are
many miles of good rock or gravel
I have never made the t-tateraent
credited to me In your issue of the
18th, that the county court has seen
the folly of rock and macadam high
way. Rock macadam road, or even
the despised gravel road, is a vast im
provement over "trails of dust and
We are Interested In trying to put
a binder of asphaltum Into the surface
of such roads, to make them Impervi
ous during the rainy season, and to
make them withstand the wear ot traf