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VOL. 1-N'- 58
OREGON CITY, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1911.
Feb Week, 10 Cents
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Hfr MEXICO TURN OUT TO
CRIKT HIM WITH GREAT
icinQ AND HASKELL ARE SCORED
T,Hi Citizen of Now Mnloo FHur
f Confl,', Or,n Thorn
Stttthood W a Oravo
' AUlt'yi'KHyi'K, N. M March 18.
-Iflpl ) Colonel Rooovelt wa here
tod.y and Hka to a large audience
thick crowded Iho opera house to
tht duors Wl hundred on th
outside unable to ro( In. At tha open
In of bin addrea a doolarod that In
tht failure of Cungres to admit New
jnloo to the privilege of Statehood
H kM committed K brooch of faith and
tntltled to the crlllclmn of every
fair Dln4d man.
Among other thlnica Itooaovelt alwi
aid bin respect to Senator lrlmer
ind Our. Ilsskell. of Oklahoma. Of
tbrni be Mid: "Huch men art unfit to
hold public olTlre." Their election, be
added. disgrace to any conv
During tbe course of hla remark bo
tnpbMlird tbo fort that while good
kit ere a wise ining ami iiws
ttressiry even whor there were gdod
v.. nn TliMt when unfit men aro
dMora an ruler there I rortaln to
eon trouble and later vice creep in
ind thro lawiesanoaa. '
He went on to nay that It mattered
tot whether men were chooon to office
kii afar it n fli. Ilk I primer, hv the
lefliUtur or llke.llaakell by tho poo-
pie the eg-cl waa mo same.
Tho Roosevelt trty--Mr.. Rooae
frit, Mlaa R(MMerelt and Ml lAndon
-old visit tho Orand Canyon, today
J In i ha Amv I hm nartv sill la
Joloed by Archie Roooorelt, who la at-
leading Khool ar Moa, Ang.
Booorvelt's panaugo through Now
Unk(TM grmud ovation, and hla
iuouBfmrnl . that tho . torrllory
aould hare leen given Statehood
honor I multiplying hint friend.
TVO THOUSAND PtOtl
Pour into Portland In On Day Thla
Week From lat.
'PORTIAND. Or., March 15. (Bpl.h
' Orer two (hotiaand people from tho
Kit oar nonred Into tho Union de
pot aer fodarv Rvorr train waa load
ed to H capacity and the depot waa
vtralng a never before with tho
itrctanmber of paaengera from a dlo.
While there waa an enormoua Influx
looked for from the Eaat It la aald that
the Dumber are larger than waa an
'Hotted. Tho eatlmate I that 30.004
11 come to thla city during the er-
m of low farea.
COLD WAVE HITS EAST.
ThtrmomtUr Foil 70 Degree In Lt
Than a Day.
NEW YORK. March 15. 8ph)
A rold wave ha thla section In Ita
tr at tht time. It atarted on the
rt Uke and haa ewept east until
hh whole roast, from Eaat port. Me.,
io Cipe Hattera, la within the grasp
if tho blizzard.
At St. Paul the thermometer waa
f'W degree above zero; at Duluth.
MIbb, 6 below. In aome nlacea the
hmaometer fell 70 degree In 1S
Viy St Forcod Aero American Bor-
dtr or Lot Hi Command.
PRESIDIO. Texan, March 15. (Bpl.)
-A body of Federal troopa la aur
waded bore and It look aa If there
" do way of escape except acroaa
h American border. The fight tart-
yrtterday and the Inaurrectoa aay
ry can Ditlit for a week, If need be.
(w Mxlcn general haa the beat of
o wnx as he ataya within the town.
Letter Llt. .
"rt of unclaimed letter at the Ore-
City DOMtofflre for the week end-
NMtrch 17. 1911:
Vomen'I IIhI tullin Mrs Anna:
Polmborar, Mr. Cha.; Hodgea, Orace;
Ana. . .
lea llt linker. Jaa. W- Ratten-
N. Jo. Clark, Henry (2)i Llnd,
f"; Uoyd, Fred 8. (2).
Wt-r. ' ... .
us V. MX,o wrth apinning
.""S butlntM. .
lt "0W.,h0wln lht ,rop,r
TL" L Syatam tults for aprlng.
Bwfcl p,t,,rn ,or young men and
trv..1r' ""' yUB- The mor
lc. t00' v,ry onomloally
J , H5.00 to S3J.Q0. J
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"VLuiivt CLOTHIERS '
t Uke Other
" . t ! and Main tU,
Oregon City and Portland
Kalrf eaotorly wind. 4-
Orettun inrlly fair; vart-
able wind; momjy eaaterly. 4
HKNRY CEORGC HERE.
Will Speak In Oregon City Saturday
Nloht -In Portland Sunday.
PORTLAND. Or.. March 15 (Bpl.)
Word received today give assur
ance that Henry George, the eon of
the apoMtle of Hlngle Tax and an ad
vocate of thoae principle hlmaelf, will
lie In Portland and apeak on Sunday.
The atory haa It that he will arrive
In Portland on Saturday and will go at
onre to Oregon City, where be will
peak Maturday nlgbt but that he will
return to Portland tfunday and apeak
CHINA MUST YIELD.
I'KKIN. March 15. (8pl.) Rula
expect China to yield every demand.
It I anld that China yielded when the
demand wore Arat made but that lie
cauao other natfona made crltlclam of
i the demand China waa emtioldened to
try to fare the matter down. Itula
will not permit It, ane aay.
DISCOVER COAL AT SALEM.
HAI.KM. Or. March 15. (Soil
The town la all ejclienient today over
wnai imtiii-tvu iu urn a rwh cuai uuu
within a ahort dlatanre of the city.
Men drilling for water struck a vein
at a depth of 30 foot, and It U pro
nouncod good, quality,
FRENCH SOLDIERS WIN.
-( KKZ. March 15. The' two defati
auffered by tho Chereada trlbeamen at
tho hands of French troop have bad
a aalutary effect, and the tribesmen
are now aubmlttlng to authority In
Increasing number. ; II la expected
the French military expedition
shortly return to the capital.
SEATTLE BONDS WORTHLESS.
8KATTLK, Waah.. March 15.
(Bpl.) The Waahlngton State court
today derided that nearly a half mil
lion In Seattle bond were leaned
wrongly and are therefore Invalid.
NT. HOOD RAILWAY
GtTS ITS FRAKCHISE
LITTLE CHANGE MADE IN DOCU
MENT FROM WHAT WAS
ASKED BY COMPANY.
.The ordinance granting the Mt.
Hood Railway A Power Co. a fran
chise waa paaaed final readlnc by
Council Wednesday night. There waa
a large attendance of cltlxena but
there? did not seem to be much oppo
sition to tbe franchise, a. few were
doHlrona that the Hunts of the city
and cl l Irons be safe guarded and that
was all the Interest there waa mani
fested. Councilman Michaels had prepared
and ready to Introduce two amend
ment, one requiring tbe new company
to run a line to any person's home
within the city who asked for light.
The company aald that wa to be the
attitude of the company wlahlng to
get all the business possible and un
leaa there waa soma distinctive rea
son, that ought to aatlafy anyone, there
would be no healtancy in doing so.
Mr. Michaels aald he had introduced
tbl amendment to cover Jut uch
cae. Council agreed with the com
pany In that the company should not
be put to unnecessary trouble when
there would be little remuneration,
and voted Mr. Michael' proposition
down when put to the teat.
Mr. Michael wanted meter put In
ao that three or four might uae off
the aame meter, where people desired
It. Council could aee no good reason
for this request and ao voted when
the final paasage waa reached.
There seemed to be a quiet desire
to aee a aecoiid company In the field
ao that there might be a promise of
competition at least.
SOON THE ISSUED
W. J. LLOYD IN THE CITY IN THE
. INTEREST OF R. L. POLK
W. J. Uoyd, who la a representative
of R. U Polk aV Co., directory publish
era. la In the city and making a can
vass for the new directory of Oregon
City which hi firm I planning to la
aue. The directory will not be a city
directory exclusively, but will embrace
the whole county and It I promised
that It will be a very comprchenalv
volume. Each town and hamlet In
the county will have a place In the
volume, and it will oontala th name
of each resident, their buatnesa. pro
fession, occupation and home addreaa.
The book will contain a complete
list of alt the taxpayer In th county,
with postofflce addre and asesed
valuation of their property. There
will also be a lasslfled business sec
tion, with appended Information for
the busy man. -"
Polk ft Co. are the largest directory
publishers In the world. They have
directory IHirrles In all the large
cltloa where patrons can find access
to any of their directories free of
charge, and where the public can b
accommodated for a small fee. Ore
gon City baa never been given a good
directory and now that the opportunlt
ty la at hand it may be wlae to get In
line at this time and have a reliable
one issued for Oregon CUy and Clacka
mas county. ,
SOME COSTUMES NOT REGARDED AS PROPER FOR WHITE
WW EVENING $ r
'L,fi,.r '? - DRESS 1 f - . -
CITY FATHERS OF
H. E. CROSS (RESENTS THE NEW
, VILLAGE WITH A PUBLIC
WATER WORKS SYSTEM FIRST NEED
Will Investigate Further and Have
- Bpaclal Mooting Within a
- Week t Make Declelon
; the Matter.
Th first disbursement of the new
ly Incorporated city of Gladstone were
iui Tu am1 nlht at a rosular meet.
Ing of the Council. The feature of
tbe meeting waa the acceptance of a
park from II. IS. Cross, president -of
iha ( liiftimiftn Hai kiiiis Association.
and the real founder of Oladatone.
Mr. Croaa very generously oonateo
tbe territory between the county
hrldan and the Portland Railway Light
ft Power Co. bridge on the north aide
of the Clackamaa River for a park.
The land rune rrom tne river oaua io
the county road along the north lde
of the stream. The Council will draft
an ordinance providing for the care of
the new park.
Mr. Croes has also embraced In hla
gift an lalaud near the north bank of
the Btream, Just east of the electric
railway bridge. He claim title to thla
Island, but aaya It was sou Dy tne
State to John Lewthwalte, of the Wit
iamtt Piiln ft Pauer Co.. for 17.25.
The ownership hinges upon riparian
riRhts. and Mr. (.'roe naa urgea tne
Council of tho city of Gladstone to
mtw a fls-ht In the court to recover
poaaeiHtlon of the Island, the plan be
ing to build a rustic oriage irom me
Kanw nf that ilmm connectlnc the
laland which might be converted Into
a beautiful park.
I .a at nlirht'a moetlns- lasted until 12
o'clock and considerable time wa tak
en up In the discussion or a water
system for the town. w. h. mowou,
superintendent of the Oregon City
Water system, wa preaent and ad
vocated the Installation of a filtration
plant, almllar to that maintained by
orarnn Cltv. but on a smaller acale.
These plants are made up In unit and
can easily be eniaruea io moot cuann
tng conditions. William LaSalle, of
GladHtone. and a Portland engineer,
also talked on that most Important
question that Gladstone now haa to
r. . Thor will be another meeting
of the Council within a week, and a
repreneniatlve of the filtration aystem
will give ome expert testimony.
Tk rmincii lsHt nleht authorized
the drafting of an ordinance providing
for atreet Improvement to aeiermiuo
lust what property shall bear the bur-
deu 6f the Improvement.
IMPROVING STREET SURFACE.
C. H. Caufleld Wants Barren 8treot
The city la spending much money In
nf the streets on the
hill and Eighth street Is one that Is
receiving attention. i ni atreei, it
followed to It end, will lead one over
the bluff to the atreet winding down
8lnger Hill. But it I never likely
to be opened up beyond Center street,
the public never caring to use It and
the opening representing a consider
able sum of money, that portion of the
street Is left In a barren and unsightly
condition. Its surface is solid rock,
without any aoll on which to grow
That portion of Eighth running
from tenter treet to the bluff abutt
the property of C H. Caufleld. To
make that portion of hi lawn pre
ventable Mr. Caufleld I having dirt
carted onto the aurface of the treet
at tbl point and will turn It Into a
lawn and Improve th whole space be
tween hi home and the McLaughlin
Park, giving It over to the city for
street purpoaes any time the city wlah
a it. "
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LOCAL PEOPLE, BUY.
Commission Buslns Will B Oper
ated By Oregon City Men..
The bid for the sale or the Oregon
City Commission Company1 business
and stock that was on hand at the
company's building on Eleventh and
Main streets, were opened Wednesday
morning at 10 o'clock, and the highest
bidder were Oregon City business
men, who will organize Into a com.
pany, and the agent for the company
1 R. W. Baker, ex-deputy sheriff of
Clackamaa county. The business re
cently ha been In charge of D, C
Robblna, who waa appointed assignee
at the time ""of, the failure aeveral
montba ago. There were other blda
one being from a Michigan man, who
haa contemplated locating here.
Outalde apeculatlon wa what
cauaed th company to fall, but local
ly the business was a success, and
many of the farmers who had brought
produce to tbl cfty could dispose of
same when the merchants of this city
were overstocked. D. C. Robblns will
be In charge for tbe preaent
BANQUET AND CONCERT
Rada Will B Qlvan a Fin Spread By
Tho Blue Friday Evening.
The Oladatone Christian ' 8unday
school waa divided tto two classes
Reds and Blue and a contest had for
new acbolara. The Rede won and by
the terma of 'the contest the Blues
were to give a banquet to tbe winners,
Tbl will be done on Friday night. In
Parent and friends are also invited
to attend. There will be a musical
and. literary program. Plans Indicate
that this will prove a most enjoyable
GO DOVN FORTY FEET
v III STONE OIL WELL
DRILL IN ASPHALT SHALE CAS
ING WILL BE DRIVEN IN WHEN
, FORMATION GETS HARDER.
STONE. Or., March - 15. (8pl.)
The drill went down 4Q feet today In
the oil well here, and that without an
accident. The drill 1 now' In asphalt
ahale which la an oil bearing product
and the shale taken out show good
Indication jf oil.
There ha been no effort to push the
taslDg down further. The drillers are
waiting until they come to a formation
that la a little harder when tbe casing
wilt be driven Into tbe rock ao aa to
shut tbe water off entirely.
The signs of oil are such that the
drillers are becoming more and more
on the alert. The well goe down
nicely and tbe formation I so hard
that there 1 no crumbling and drop
ping Into the well. But when the
driller are aatlsfled a to the forma
tion tho casing will be put in to stay
the sides of the well and mak It pos
sible to do all kind of work needed
without fear for condition.
Choice Lots In
T. L Chatman
-CITY DRUG STORE.
A. D. S. Dlfltstlv tablets ar excel
lent rtmtdy for Dyspepsia 25 and
proscription and , Family" Receipt
flllod with pure drug. Price reason.
able. : "v "
CHARMAN A CO. "CITY DRUG
. STORK. t
Charman Broe Block. .
ALL PRESENT AT SPECIAL MEET
ING WEDNESDAY EVENING
BUT DR. STRICKLAND.
I , ' '
LARGE CRIST PUT THROUGH Mil
Mt. Hood Railway V Power Co. Given
Franchise aa . Published In
Column of The Daily
Enterprise. , . i
All members of Councll but Dr.
Strickland were preaent at tbe meet
ing Wednesday night.
The objection of John Loder et ai.
to Center atreet improvements were
overruled and Council voted to let the
assessment stand as it baa been made.
City Attorney reported that city had
no case against Motiat ft Parker in
the matter of destruction of Twelfth
street sewer by the storm. Up to
city to make repair and pay for the
City Attorney rendered opinion that
It wa Impossible to change grades
and condition for street Improvement
after matter baa been decided and im
provement begun without tbe unani
mous consent of abutting property
holders. Question waa naked relative
to Improvements that are being made
on Washington atreet.- -
In the matter of tbe Improvements
on Sixth street Ed Story announced
to Council with the attitude of a
threat that the street would be com
pleted aa It is now planned or not at
all. Other property holder wish to
make certain changes and property
holdera will try to get together.
Question of the annexation of tne
West Side under the provisions of the
Dtmlck bill referred to committee of
three Hoi man, Andreaen and Burke.
In the matter of the Improvement ot
Jefferson Street it was decided that
no change be made between Seventh
and Eighth but that between Seventh
and Sixth the grade be run on the
The proposed sewer on Ninth street
and the proposed changes from Taylor
atreet west Indicating an additional
cost of 54000 the matter waa referred
to committee ot three Anaresen
Pope and Michaels to report at first
regular meeting. ' -
Matter of proposed grade on Monroe
atreet referred to atreet committee to
report next special meeting.
In paying Harry Jone for certain
excavating at the last meeting lb
price should hare been S1.60 per
square while Council only paid $1.25;
Jonea ordered paid the difference.
The ordinance providing for the
erection of aldewalk and crosswalk at
McLaughlin Park passed third read
ing. The franchise for the Mt. Hood Ry.
and Power Co. was at this time taken
up for consideration. Citizens were
present to urge that certain safe
guards be added. Principal among
them was a stipulation that the rate
be lower, that they be not permitted
to sell to competitors and Councilman
Michaels wished to have It so the
company must put in wire any place
In town and so that several might use
Mr. -Latourette thought the fran
chise a good one and Mr. Schuebel did
not want tp tie hands of company be
yond what old company must do. Mr.
Busch thought company could give
rate of. 5 centa kilowat. Company
representative said rate would do that
to reasonably large users.
After a little discussion by Council
men the ordinance passed third read-
inc. all voting yes but Michaels.
An ordinance passed first reading
providing that people must build re
taining walls to keep dirt rrom tumoi-
ing to the street.
Proposed change of grade on Ninth
street from Monroe - to Jackson re
ferred to the City Engineer.
Ordinance granting $100 a year to
volunteer firemen ordered to read four
pavmenta of $25 each.
Council referred matter of public
toilets at McLoughlln Park. Seventh
Street Park and down town to street
and public property committee for con
ference with McLoughlln trustees for
County road commissioner to be giv
en permission to take stone off tht
Mountain View cemetery Jot but must
take them clean as one goes.
City Engineer to experiment with
and figure on cost of more permanent
cross walks, presumsbly cement, .
City Engineer reports adverse to
rebate In the matter of Stevens et al.
Council adopted the proposed as
sessment on Washington street be
tween Seventh and Second streets.
Ordinance ordered published.
It was aeciaea to ootoio u "
to the consideration of the ordinance
on Home Rule, and all Interested to
be riven a hearing. Pope suggested
that Council visit the saloons to see
If there were good ones and bad onea.
Myers thought that alter aooui mrw
had been visited Council would no
longer be able to tell whether there
were good or bad one eJl would look
good to jth member.
Council granted the Commercial
Club permission to put tennis court
In Seventh Street Park, at th request
of Mr. Holman. '
Michaels thought the trees Iff Bar
clav Park abould be given aome-al-
tentlon If th city wlahed to ar them
Mr. Tooxe called Council s attention
to the bad condition of Thirteenth
atreet. Street Commissioner given In
struction to remedy th evil.
Meyer thought Chief 8haw hould
- , l.l 4 lthta
go arter a row peopiw wnuuui uiu
on tbelr autoa and bicycle. In th In
terest of safety on the treeta after
nlgbt. . r ,
Portland to Eugene By Auto.
J. A. Follett, an employe of the
Southern Pacific Company, with head-
quarter at Portland, waa la Oregon
City on Wednesday on hi . way to
Eugene In hla new machine of the
J. P. Case make. Mr. Follett pur
chased hi machine Tuesday morning,
and waa In company with Arch Corne
lius, of Eugene, a dealer of auto
mobile of that city. Tbe trip from
Portland to this city was mad In 85
minutes, and the two men expected
to reach their destination about 7:20
o'clock. The return trip will be made
MAJOR NOBEL SCOUT MASTER.
Thirty-Seven Boy Join th Boy Scout
Patrol at tho Baptist Churcn.
Tbe three Sunday schools Baptist,
Congregational and Presbyterian
hare formed a Boy' Scout organiza
tion under the auspices of the Badon
Powell group. Each school will bav
It own patrol and In some caae two
with patrol master, and then! the
patrol. will Jolnln a troop under a
bead scout master.
The troon will meet once a week
and the patrols may meet as often a
It la necessary to get into proper ami.
Major Nobel baa been chosen head
acout master, and be will ami tne
scoui. There were 37 toy to join
the organization, and Mr. Dalzell,
State aecretary of the boy' wore in
th Y. M. C. A. waa at to uaptiai
church Wednesday evening to aid In
starting the boys off right. President
Tsft is hoad of tbe scout movement in
this country. ; :
WILL TAKE SUMMER JAUNT.
Eight Young Ladle to Walk to New
port some Time in uiy.
Some of tbe young ladlea of tht
city are planning a Jaunt this coming
summer, the trip to be taken In July,
and tbe destlnaUon will probably oe
NMinrt Rla-ht vouns- ladlea ihave
already signified their intention oi
Joining the party, u is tneir pian w
go by foot and return by rail. They
will board at the farm house on tneir
way. Two of the young women are
good shots,' and will carry tne
ammunition. A few day win be
spent at Newport.
J. J. Tobln. proprietor ot tne e-iec-
trlc Hotel, will aerve those making
thla trip with a banquet upon their
return at tbe hotel, while numerous
boxes of candy have been-offered by
friends. This, of course, will not be
given until their return.
Cmf DEBT SMALLER
THAM SOME SUPPOSE
NINETY-THREE THOUSAND DOL
LARS COVERS THE ACTUAL
Councilman Andreaen, having read
th article on "Opposition Rife.- In
Wednesday morning's Enterprise,
stopped the Enterprise representative
for a talk aa to statement contained
in It regarding the debt of the city,
etc- At the outset Mr. Andresen said:
f don'L want to take a hand In the
discussion for or against annexation.
and I don't want to take sides at this
time for or against, but I do want to
set tbe editor of the Enterprise, and
ita readers who look to It for Informa
tion, right in this matter of city debts.
And a thia tint fiat is all I wish
later r may take tides In the mstter If
It assume proportions of a magnitude
suggesting any radical action, and of
course that I a right that I have a
an American cltlien.
"The figure aa to the debt of the city
are way too high, as I will proceed to
show. And to start out with I will
make the following quotations:
General fund, Jan. 1, 111 ....$27,147
Road fund 15,318
Cemetery fund 3.M2.
Permanent 8L Imp. fund, leas
cash on band 42.738
Bonded ludebteduesa ......... 60.WO
Total debt $92.73&
"Tbe water works haa a debt of
$75,000. but that Is not a debt of the
city, and the city doe not need to pay
it neither la it charged with the inter
est in the case. And In case it wss
ever asked to pay It to preserve the
credit of thst department It would
then have the property which Is worth
much more than the debt and can be
sold any day for much In exeess ot
that figure. The water plant paya Its
own debts and alwaya haa the mone
to do It.
"Bonded street Improvements are
not' a debt to the city, but of the prop
erty holdera, and the property is
pledged to lis payment. The city fi
nances the deals simply to see that
the citizens get a square deal and to
avoid working a hardship on the cltl
xena aa far as possible.
"The real debt of the city is $92,738,
and that Is all that can fairly be
charged against the city at thla time.
Now it In not fair to trump up the
debts of the property holdera and fig
ure It as against the city, neither is
It fair to figure In the debt of the
water worka plant.
. "But I don't want to be considered
as for or against the annexation of
the Went Side for I am not yet ready
to announce my convictions In fact
I am not yet certain as to where I
stand or where I ought to atand. But
I want the people to know the truth,
and then want them to act aa they
doem it best to do without any at
tempt on my part to Influence them."
A PBiNNY SAVED IS A PENNY EARNED,, -
!-. THAT'S WHY !
SO MANY PEOPLE LIVE IN . . 5
Living cheap 4aoa low water free aavlng largo. There ar many
advantage and privilege afforded the owner of a Clalrmont aereag
tract that oannot be obtained in. the city. Aak ua about tftent. ,
T. F. SCHOOLEY & CO.
; IS HOT DESIRED
OREGON CITY MAN" SAYS GREAT
EXPENSE WOULD BE EN-
TAILED BY ANNEXATION. "
DELVES N HISTORY OF FACOS
Declare Proposal la Political Scheme
and That Industrie Should
Be Encouraged Not
Hampered. ' ' ' '
Tbe most talked of Item of local In
terest of tbe present time 1 the pro
posed annexation of territory adjoin
ing Oregon City. Many seem against
the plan and The Enterprise repre
sentative when talking with an Ore
gon City citizen and large property
owner was given the following for the
public After stating that be was
against any plan which at this time
would add realty to tbe city, ha gave
aa hla reason: ... .'
"First Our city Is so situated that
It is bard enough to make Improve
ment and tbe expenae great enough
to make our taxes almost unbearable
without the additional burden - pro
posed to be ladened upon us by an
nexation of the outlying district on
all sides of -.. : . - r
Second Th cost of a special elec-
uon, puDimuva oi mucm, eui, auuu
be great and would be entirely at tbe
expenae of our city government
"Third The proposed annexation Is
entirely a political scheme and should
be voted down by all good cltlxena.
-Fourth, but not least, I remember '
back 25 years or more ago when the
City was very small and all were .
eager to see some progress, someone
suggested that the almost unlimited
power of the great Willamette ralla.
If harnessed, would make Oregon City
one Of, If not the greatest maaufactur- .
Ing City pf the Stat of Oregon. At
that time anyone promising to do this
would have been promised anything
almost that he had a mind to demand
probably a Baltimore doe guaran
ty no taxes to industries. The City ,
refused to act th county could not
be made to see the advantages to be
gained and the State turned tbe mat
ter down as among the impossibilities.
After year of hunting and almoat ad
vertising for "A Motet" to take the
City "out of the ; wilderness," aa It
were, one of tbe .moat enterprising
citisens tbe City ever knew, though a
poor man, Mr. E. L. Eastham. suc
ceeded In Interesting local capital in
the proposition and Incorporated the
Willamette Electric Co. . With him .
were Major Charman, Geo. A. Harding
and a number of the most prominent
citizens. After a struggle, the history
being known to many, the property
was finally taken over by the P. O. E.
Co. During all the years from tbe
first Incorporation up to only a few
year ago the power company contln- -ued
to lose money and It la a general
! ly kaown fact that for yeara almoat
any ot the salaried employees couiu
almost have put the company In tbe
hand of receiver by demanding the
payment of salaries due.
"These companies succeeded In In
teresting industries to move to this
district tbe Industries after many ,
years of struggling almost from hand
to mouth, as it were, succeeded In
riding the storms of tbe early daya of
their careers, until now they are no
doubt In positions making It possible
to pay at least fair returns on their
Investments and possible also to pay
a large portion of the county taxes. '
They made Oregon City none of the
old citizen will deny that to be a
fact and I, aa a citizen knowing all v
the facts, will not now take advantage
of them. They, or their predecessors,
earned what they have and they are
entitled to the returna which their
forethought, farsightedness and Indus
try have brought them, in whatever
amount it may be."
TWO COUPLES IN TROUBLE. .
One Huaband Accuaed of ' Chasing
Othor Women, Other Abualv.
Cora McCauley, who waa married
February 22, 1903, at Portland, to Ira .
McCauley, filed a suit for divorce Wed- .
nesday, charging that her husband on
January 7 of this year told her ne
was going to lodge and then attended
the Baker Theater with another wom
an. On January 17 he Is aald to have
Informed Ms wife of bis Intention of
going to Vancouver, Wash.; on busl-
nesB. but attended the Bugaiow'Tne1
atre with the aame woman, and Is now
wearing thla woman'a ring. The Mc
Cauley'a have one son, Victor, aged
Marie Meyer Wednesday filed a auit
for divorce against 8. 11. Meyer, to
whom she waa married May SO, 1908,
at Roseburg, Or. She say he called
her a fool and a liar and she was com
pelled to leave him. Gordon E. Hayes
is her attorney. , , ' .
Anything that upsets the " cow's
usual routine existence interfere
with her milk-giving capacity. Keep
her quiet and free from annoyance and -,
give her good feed and kind treatment
for best results. , . . , . , ,
S12 Main St, Orogon CUy. 3