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The only dally newspaper be-
4 tween Portland and Salon; eirwa
lata In ovary (action of Claeka-
mil County, with a population of
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VCCntY t.NTEkPRISC ESTABLISHED 1560
VOli. 11 No. 74.
OREOON CITY, ORKflON, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2G, 1911.
Phb Week, 10 Cent
OrrKn City-Fair Tuesday;
nrnlMil'ly rHilri easierly wind.
nri'Kt'ii Tuesday fair, cooler
...riinii' enaterlv winds.
300 MEN DIE AS
Di$TRtcTioN or FRENCH VE6
CL IS MOST DISASTROUS
IN NAVAL HISTORY.
XAILORS fJCHT LONG FOR CRAFT
OitclpHna C'umi Many Brava Tara
to Lota Llvaa Battle With
riimii Half an Hour Bo-
TOt'U)N. Frame, Sept. 25. Mora
L halt 30 officers and men of tho
trimli lmitl.-i.hlp lJherle loat tbolr
ri today when tlio ahlp waa torn
,Iarl ami totally destroyed In tbo
mrbr here by an explosion of hor
The t.iittjethlp Republlque waa
.illy damaged nnd tbo battleships
tenxx rijiir mill Verlte suffered heav
ily from the masses of twisted Iron
mil nj-mor plate burled upon tbelr
Tbl Ih Ibo greatest dlaaater that
u rvrr befallen tbo French navy,
md In magnitude la almost without
preredeut In tho annala of tho
torld'n fighting ahlpa.
rr Cauttt Dltaator.
The eiplotlon which wiped out ona
f France's moat powerful baltlnahlpa
x-curred at 5:30 o'clock ihla morn
ii f. It waa the reault of an out
break of fire. Tbo flamoa a p read
Itpldly In aplte of all effort lo ex
inxulth them, and reached tbo mag
pies before there waa time to floud
I The magazines exploded with tre-
Riendou violence, sowing death and
iMtructlon In every direction. While
V oaval authorltlea estimate the
illled at 300, It la feared this figure
till he exceeded. It will bo neces
1417 to go throuKh tho ahlp'a mutter
mIIi before a full Hat of tbo victims
n be prepared.
Several men already have been
nkm alive from tho torn and twitted
nsts of wreckage, and hope la atrong
hit others may bo reached.
Eisctly from what cauee or when
lie fire tlarted baa not been estab
ithed. but It la believed It bad
unoulilered for boura. Of tho vet
full complement of 74 men,
ptln Jaurea, brother of tho Social
l letdi-r, and hla second In com
ntnd. both were aahoro on leavo, aa
Uto were HO officer a and men. Tbo
romand of tbo ablp devolved on tho
enlor lieutenant, who porlahod.
tw Fights Bravtly.
The flrtt fire waa discovered at 4
i m., and the bugle Immediately
Niunded the alarm. Tho crow rushed
o quarter and fought deaperately
hs preu.lng flame, but It soon
u evident that tho fire had ob
allied a firm hold.
The position of the fire made It
tnpoKiiuie to flood tho magaxlnos
md finally tho commanding officer
"ld to tho men, "Let him aavo him
ilf who can," and told them to
'imp for their Uvea.
At 5:35 tho flrtt explosion oc
wred. It waa followed by three
Mhen at ono minute Intervals. Then
me the final terrlflo detonation
hlch hattered the windows of tho
Hire clly and was board for a
dlut of many mllea. Tbo Liberie
as rnt atunder; ber bowa wero
trown high In tho air and then tbo
'witel slowly settled down and In 10
nlnutei nothing waa visible but tho
"P works. M
Thote at 111 on deck were hiirlo!
Ikrwrd amid a ahower of Iron and
'"I. The boats of tbo rescuers
't link and serious damage was
Inn to the Republlque, which lay at
inchor clote by.
Two of her docks wero stovo In,
"id one of the Liberty's armor
I1'", hurled against her port aide.
I'mollnhed tho cabin of an abaont
You Can't Afford
to miss these good pictures.
you can sec a good show every day in
the year for the small sum of
besides you have 365 hours of entertain
ment. You gain many dollars worth of
knowledge through travel, educational
and scenic- films. You &ve money while
CAN YOU BEAT IT?
THE DIVING GIRL (Bloyraph)
SLICK'S ROMANCE (Western Drama)
f orr i r Yoojoev J Ttso put thTU ( i-n l Y tfMX
AMIItorMlTWTa'l KIT T r I WMB.M Te V Jivt-J Uk.
1 t we n J I Tl & No J . 7 "ub 1.9 1 ' Vr B S r"t
8Q0B WAS THLRE WfTM THE GOODS
BEATEN IN TRADE, HE
"Kleet of foot wss Hiawatha;
Ho could aboot an arrow from him,
And run forward with auch awiftneas
That the arrow dropped behind him."
Chief of Police Shaw Is thinking
today thst Henry Hennlng, who
make his home at Warm Springs,
through the beneficence of a kindly
government, which has always taken
good enro of tbo Red Man, Is Just
like Hiawatha In tho respect of being
fleet of foot. Henry had been pick
ing hopa In tho vicinity of Oregon
Clly and arrived here Friday with a
little money and a hone. He traded
hla horte, giving money "to hoot,"
and. It la alleged, got "stung." a
Oeorge Ade would aay In hla fables,
and. Incidentally, thla might bo re
vamped into a mighty good George
Ade fable. Albeit Henry complained
to Chief flhaw that bo had lot out
in tho trade and tho chief told blm
to aeo tbo city attorney. Henry,
however, disappeared, and then his
aquaw became uneaay. Finally It
was learned that ho had gone In tho
direction of Warm Sprlnga. Tbo
squaw and papooie will follow today.
Our greatest clubbing offer. The
Morning Enterprise by mall and tho
Weekly Oregonlan, both until Novem
ber 1. 1912, for only.3. Offer closes
October 31, 1911.
PERPETRATED BY WALT Ac DOUGALL
IN THE DISCARD.
We must now
pcu-t with A tew
of our Summer
FrlenJs , thown
fntt.o cdoe lo
tlie Hjfit.Tr icre
are oilier. Lut
TO BE TOLD TO SWEENEY.
Amdn La Len clisoovereJ In
CleveldncJ wlio Joes n't .nmoUe,
cttev, Jririi,rjvnLle or run c5
ruurvJ nlylite rtnj who I clvonc
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tti combination ! Suck a rjrtr -ogan
lia j no Luslnosa In CleveLttuJ ,
InCxiieovm t nls Ikpd . Mow
evcr.let usIiopctliafwIioU story
lo mart ly a tLrvic of enemies of
re ot a II May 1x3 ye
Leen worlteJ anl
ON THIS PAPE.W.-BAQ CQOKING.SURETf
AID SUNDAY SCHOOLS
A meeting will be held thla evening
In the Interests of the Sunday school
work of this district. Mrs. Emory
French, president of tho district con
vention, will have charge of tho
meeting. Tbo song service will be
led by M. L. Olmstead. and
Rev. A. H. Mulkey, of Gladstone,
will lead the devotional service.
Rev. J. R. Landsborough, pastor of
the First Presbyterian church of
Oregon City, will apeak on "Our
luiivcnuon, feasibilities and Responsibilities.-
after which there will be
a free discussion of the subject. Hon
IL E. Cross will speak on "Rally Day
snd What It Means to the School."
Special music will be provided and
a good meeting Is expected.
DRUG STORES TO CLOSE EARLY.
The drugglsta of this city have de
cided to close their places of business
at 8 o clock hereafter, except on pay
day at the mills and on Saturday
tilgbt. Thla new movement wont
Into effect Monday.
Couple Granted Llcenae.
License to marry was granted Anna
Francea Goeta and Benjamin Harri
Patronise our advertisers.
Oregon City Da
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th, J9JI
Big Horse Parade
Special Train of
9: 1 7, returns in
joy the Big Fair.
ir am .
J. 0. STAATS PLANS
SERIES OE SERMONS
J. O. Staats, chief deputy sheriff ot
Clackamaa county, devotes his Sun
days to saving souls. Mr. Staats is
a mlnifcter of the Advent Christian
church and preaches every Sunday
afternoon at tno West Oregon City
scboolhouse. He has m large congre
gation, which Js growing weekly. Be
ginning next Sunday Mr. Staats will
glva a series of sermons on Bible
prophesies. His object will be to
show the Infallibility of the Scrip
tures and that there Is no eternal tor
ment. Tbo church teaches that after
resurrection all the worst sinners will
be destroyed and the deserving will
enter upon eternal happiness.
"I am not an office seeker," do
clared Mr. Staats. "In fact I would
rather convert ten persons than be
elected to the blgheat office In the
gift of the people."
Mr. Staats was ordained In Iowa In
1893 and occupied a pulpit in Denver
nine years. Ho has frequently
preached In Portland.
New Pastor Arrlvea Thursslsy.
The Rev. H. Man, recently called
to the pastorate of tbo Ohio Synod
German Lutheran church, will bo In
tho church next Thursday between
3 and 3 o'clock and will be pleased
to meet the officers of the congrega
Ion at that time to talk over congre
Read the Morning Enterprise.
J 0 coaches leaves Oregon City at
evening. Take a Holiday and en-
BIG COUNTY FAIR
EVERYTHING READY FOR OPEN
ING OF GRAND EXHIBITION
RACES Of ALL KINDS ARRANGED
Sham Battle To Bo Feature Friday,
Oregon City Day Baby Show
, ind Track Meet Planned
What promises to be tbe most
successful fair ever held in Clacks-
mas county-starts tomorrow at Can
by and continues the remainder of
tbe week. The arrangements for tbe
fair are more elaborate than eve;
before and apeclsl attention has
been given to the amusements. From
the opening until the close of the
great exhibition there will not be
one dull, moment, and that tbe attendance-will
be large each day It
assured. There will be horse races.
automobile and motorcycle races,
tugs of war, a sham battle, a baby
show- and many other events.
Races to Excel.
Tbo Important horse races sched
uled are as follows:
Wednesday, 1:15 pace, for $150;
trotting, 2:25 class, $100; pony race,
half mile. $10.
Thursday. 2:20 trot, $150; pacing.
2:16 class, $100; pony race, half
Friday, trotting. 2:18 class, $100:
pacing, 2:25 class, $100; running.
mile, $50; free for all pace, $250.
Saturday, trotting, 2:15 class, $100'
pacing. 2:25 class, $100; running.
one mile, $50; free for all trot. $250.
There ill be a running race every
There will be a trotting race, 2:20
class. Friday, for a purse of $500,
andaturdsy therewill do a pacing
race, 2:15 class, for a purse of $500.
Oregon City day Friday is to do
replete with attractions, and no doubt
the program arranged for that day
will be a big drawing card. There
will be a shsm battle between Com
pany I of Woodburn and Company G,
of this city. These two companies
are well drilled, and there is no
doubt but there will be great excite
ment prevailing during tbe "fight."
It will be held about 11 o'clock, and
there also will be a competitive drill
for gold medals At 10:30 there will
bo a horse parade on the race track,
this to be shortly after the arrival
of the Oregon City delegation. The
Judging of tbo livestock, poultry and
the booths and exhibits In tho pavil
ion will also take place In the morn
Scotch To Hsvo Dsy.
The Scotch people will have full
sway one day and tbo program ar
ranged by Major C. S. Noble la re
plete with Interesting features,
smong them being sword dances,
Scotch dances, Scotch songs, bag
pipe selections. A program will be
given at first on the platform near
the grove, after which the Scotch
athletics will be given between the
(Continued on page 3.)
The city council, at a special meet
ing Monday night, considered the
assessments of property owners for
mnoirinv aeverst streets. The as
sessment for the Improvement of
Jefferson street and tne nuuaing oi
sewer No. 6 will be passed upon at
a meeting to be held October 6
Other matters of minor Importance
wero considered, and an early ad
journment was taken.
ARE MADE BY LOVE
REV. HAYWORTH POINTS LES
SON FROM DEVOTION OF
DAMON AND PYTHIAS.
JEALOUSY AND ENYY DESTRUCTIVE
Best Friendship, Says Minister,
Exists Not 80 Much for What
It Receives As It
Tho Rev. S. A. Hayworth, pastor
of the Baptist church, preached to a
larfco anuience. Including many
Knights of Pytblss, Sunday evening.
on "Damon and Pythias, or tbe Divin
ity of Human Friendships." Too
ministers text was:
"Hereby know we tho love of God,
because he laid down his life for
us; and we ought to lay down our
lives for tbe brethren.- 1 John 2:17.
He said. In part:
The. valueof every human life de
pends upon tbe friendships estab
lished. These friendships - do not
weaken, but strengthen. Mutual
friendships In which there Is the self
revelation of each soul, tbe mutual
self surrender and a common Inter
est, are not only human but divine.
These three elements are necessary:
Similarity of purpose, and Identity of
Ideals are essential In the formation
of all worthy friendships. This Ideal
relationship between two souls is
established by love. Examples of
such Ideal friendship are rare in the
history of man. Four hundred years
before tbe Christian era, there lived
in Syrkcuse two pupils of Pytha
goras, who proved their love by con
senting to die for each other. Damon
incurred the ill pleasure of. the ty
rant Dionyslus, and he was con
demned to death. Desiring to go
and visit his family first, be be
sought of - tbe tyrant that privilege.
Friend Would Give Life.
It was granted only on condition
that be find some one to stand for
him as a hostage, to enter prison
and to die In his stead, should he
fail to return at the time set. .This,
Pythias, the friend of Damon, - con
sented to do. Scoffed by his friends
for thus offering his own life for
another, Pythias nevertheless re
mained true and went to prison. Jho
day for tbe execution of Damon ap
proached and he was not In sight.
But a short time before - the exact
hour for the execution, Damon gal
loped near the scene and Insisted on
releasing his friend Pythias. The two
had several exchanges In words In
sisting on dying for each other. The
sublime spectacle of personal devo
tion to each other won the admira
tion of the . tyrant Dionyslus, who
confessed that such friendship he
had never known but earnestly craved
It. and, pardoning Damon, sought
admission Into tbe sacred fraternity.
This story has been the Inspiration
of millions and has resulted In the
organization of a fraternal order
which seeks to exemplify this Ideal
of friendship among Its members.
Such a friendship manifests the
greatest measure of love possible.
No more can be given for the good
of another than one's own life.
' There are many alliances which
are based on the selfish spirit of
commercialism. Partnerships in life,
which have no other motive than
commercial gain, are human and not
divine. "Tho rich hath many friends."
said Solomon In Irony. The friend
ship of the many for the rich Is,
generally speaking, a feigned love,
because of a lack of heart attach
ments. It Is for the purpose ot
financial gain that such, friendships
Jealousy Maro Friendship.
Human friendships which are
tainted with Jealousy and envy are
(ContlauedT-on page 4.)
TO! HE'S FOUND
If Diogenes, who was a big leaguer
as cynic and philosopher, could have
been In Oregon City Monday bo
would have discarded his lighted
candle. For one man In this town
has proved , beyond all peradventure
of doubt that be Is honest, as of
course, most of the residents of
Oregon City are But the man In
question carries off tho palm, and It
Is but fair that his good work be
chronicled In the only dally published
between Portland and Salem. His
name Is M. M. McGeehan, and ho
Is Janitor of the Presbyterian church. I
This Is what Mr. McOeehan did: Ho !
called at the sheriff's office and
"You have not sent me a bill for
personal taxes, but I am satisfied
that I owe tbe county money on this
Chief Deputy Staats, who had been
addressed, caught his breath, shook
himself, became convinced that he
wss not dreaming, and then looked
at the man before him.
' "How much do you owe?" asked
"I don't know. But I want to pay
what's right. I guess the assessor's
men overlooked me. I suppose my
personal property la worth $100."
' "I am sure thst Is right," said Mr.
Staats ss he made out a receipt for
ft, and Mr. McGeehan left tbe office
where so many persons go to elon
gate their faces with his countenance
wreathed in smiles. Someone sug
gested that Mr. McOeehan might
have his eye on tho mayoralty or
some other high office, bnt his
friends denied this, and said he waa
pei tctstly satisfied attending to hla
duties at tbe church.
RIOT IS STARTED
OSWEGO CITIZENS ASK THAT
WORK OF CEMENT COM
PANY BE REMOVED.
Amsn Moors, Who Figured In Battle
With John and Henry Blchner,
Has Charge of Force
The riot at Osweso Sunday caused
by the Portland Cement company,
which Is building a $1,000,000 plant
there, erecting fences ai rose several
streets, will he aired in tbe county
court this morning. County . Judge
Beetle has called a meeting of the
court at 10:30 o'clock, and the hear-
one. More than 200 nersons were t
engaged In the ffTTPTPTat one time,
and but for the uuumr beads mere -
would have beea pitched battle. A ; .
force ot about 100 men employed by
the cement company, under the di-
rectlon of Aman Moore, president of
the concern, began tbe work of tho
fencing ot tbe streets , early Sunday
morning. Several cltisena remon
strated, but the work -waa not
itnnnul Sfnallv rianrn W Proaser.
postmaster, and several friends began
removing the posts, but they soon
realized that this was futile. Frank
Davidson, road supervisor, was ap
pealed to, but he could not Induce
Moore o discontinue the work of
building tbe fences.
Appeal Made to Court.
Prosser and Davidson appeared be
fore Judge Beetle and presented the .
following petition, which was signed .
by 100 residents of Oswego:
"Inasmuch as the Portland Cement
com pan, under management of one
ager, has taken the liberty on a Sab
bath day (September 24) to fence np
and forcibly maintain a wire and
post fence through the . center of
Furnace street, and closing np other
trAta rf fin IH tnvn rrfimnletalv. WA
most sincerely ask your protection
and relief to tbe end that aald fence
be removed and our rights as citi
zens of the town of Oswego be pro
Moore, it Is 'said, alleges that tho
streets were never formally dedicat
ed. Tbe signers of the petition say .
the streets have been in public use
for almost fifty years. Tbe company
fenced the streets some time ago.
but was ordered by Supervisor Da
vidson to remove tbe obstructions
and did so. It Is thought that the
company's second action Is prellml-.
nary to a legal fight for possession..
Tbe portion of tbe town affected la
not Incorporated, and the residents J
bsve no redress except through the
county court, or by seeking an In
junction. - If the court, decides the
company la in the wrong Sheriff
Mass will be Instructed to go to Os
wego and have the fences removed.
This probably would result In tho
case being appealed to the circuit
Suits Result From Fight.
Moore and John and Henry Blchner
had a fight several weeks ago as the
result of the cement company trying
to take possession of land which was
In dispute, Moore alleged that Henry
Blchner struck him with a shovel,
and. as be seized a board to defend
himself, John Bichner, who Is a pio
neer, rushed upon him with a club.
(Continued on page 4.)
You will get a big bunch of
Isughs out of the Jolly coon
songs, tho bright minstrel
jokes, the humorous special
ties, and all the other varieties
of fun on an Edison or Victor
. Talking Machine. Lot us put
ono In your home today. Wo
will males the terms to suit you
Prices $10 and
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