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WEEKLY ENTERPRISE ESTABLISHED 1506
VOL. IT No. 1(K).
OttEGON CITY, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVKMUER 2, 1911.
Ptb Wui, 10 Cusrn
IN POWDER BLAZE
CNNED BEHIND COUNTER YOU NO
WOMEN HAVE NO CHANCE
SCREAMS WARNING TO MEN WHO FLEE
Hot Paraffins Cauaa of Big Plra
' which Boon Envelopse Build
ing Bodlaa of Victim ara
rilKHAlJH, Wash:.' No. 1. Par
lnhlutf tbey elood at their work
bench which penned tham In behind
a long counter with not a chance few
e si, aeven young woman wero
burned to death today and another U
UytnK In agony aa tbo reeult of aud
den flh of uncovered powder In thn
mixing rootna of tbo Imperial Powder
Ai Hi death shriek of tba glrU
rirrj Ttirmmh tbo tiulhringrtwrrre men
who had bean working In other part
of ibe plant escaped with hardly a
arorch. Several of them wore blown
through the extt to aafety.
Sadie Weetfall. only daughter of
Kamuel Went fall.
Era Cllmore. '
llerth Hagle", whose mother, Mrs.
Mary White, la a widow.
Kthel Crown waa ao terribly burned
' that her death la regarded aa merely
a matter of hours.
ChihaH tmilhgtle-a rtty In tnouro
lu(. At tbo morgue, where tba bodle
of the dead girls are lying, their
charred rorpaea mercifully hidden un
der aheeta, hundreda of persona wait
ed outside all evening, aa relative
trove to Identify, their dead. Dut oven
tola aad comfort waa denied moat of
Only one or the bodies, (bat of Mia
Ethel Tharp, haa been Identified. Her
father. E. P. Tharp, Identified It by
mesna of a ring discolored and half
melted by the terrible heut which aha
wore on her finger.
Of the othera, none will probably
tvor be Identified for certain.
The dlaaater befell with appalling
iiiddentieaa. An early report tonight,
which haa sltire been. denied, waa to
the effect that a caraleaa workman In
the mixing room let a pot of parafftne
boll over, and that part of It ran Into
Whatever the cauae, there waa a
midden flash, and In an Inatant tho
hole Interior of tho factory waa In
a bluxe. There waa no explosion, one
of the properties of the Imperial Pow
der product being that It wlfli6t ex
plode utlesa confined. The powder
- "Imply ent up n a flash, and those
who re not near exits had 4no
chance to escape death.
The young women, who wero all
employed aa packer, were working
t a long counter next to a wall.
Whn found, their bodle were hud
dleii together, aa If they had been
blown there by tbo force of tho Ignit
ing, imwder, or hnd died trying to
ape. Their workbench waa In their
7 way-end completely cot Off their road
to safety, even had there been time.
Is making the hit of the
Century oil over the
United States. Every
event of interest is
filmed and seen in it.
"Shown Every Friday
College Sweethearts. -
The Ranchman's Son.
The general's Daughter.
OREGON CITY TO PLAY
STAR PORTLAND TEAM
The Oregon City rootball Club will
play Ita fourth game of the aeason at
Canemah Park Sunday against the
crack Holhtda Athletic Club team of
Portland. Thl game waa to be played
In Portland but the Portland team
could not obtain grounda there.
Holladay la considered the best In
dependent team In Portland and a
close corneal la expected.
With the loaa of "Jinks" Moore and
"Mart'- Rooa (the end) the Orego.i
City boy expect a, hard game.
Oregon City haa won all Ita game
thl aeason and haa not been scored
on. The championship of the atato
I to be played off In Portland Christ
mas day and Manager Harry White
expect the Oregon City team to be
one of, the contender. A large crowd
la expected to come here with the
Portland team next Sunday.
Are vou a subrn rlber to the Morn
ing Enterprise? II not you should call
and let ua pu your name on the aub
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GRAYS SURPRISED ON
EYE OF DEPARTURE
Mr. and Mre. J. W. Gray, of Weat
Oregon' City, were taken by aurprlae
Tuesday evening by a few of their
neighbor, Juat before the departure
of the Gray for Portland, where they
will make their home for the presoni
They recently aold their twenty-acre
fruit farm to William Coatea. of Cali
fornia, and he will take possession
Friday, About 8 o'clock Tueaday eve
ning Mr. and Mr. Gray heard a rap
on their door, which they opened to
admit Mr. and Mra. W. F. 8chultse
and children, Mr. A. C. Schultxe, MY.
and Mrs. W. M. Robinson and grand
daughter, Mr. and Mxa. George Hall
and children, Mr. H- P. Bestow and
C. U Gray. The aurprlae waa com
plete and the catlera were laden with
delicious edible. After refreshment
served, the evening waa devoted to
Hallowe'en gamea. Mr. and Mra. Gray
have lived on the West Side about
four year, ever alnce their returu
from Alaska, with the exception of a
few month apent at Green Point
Their farm that they have Just aold
la one of the finest araall fruit ranch
in the valley.
MARVEL ELY GIVES
Marvel Ely waa tho hostess of .1
llallowo'en party given at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mra. Charles
Ely, Eighth and Jackaon street. Tues
day evening. All kinds of Hallowe'en
stunts were enjoyed by the young peo
ple Including bobbing for apples, ghost
stories, and fortune telling. Carlo
Ely proved an excellent fortune-teller.
iThe room were very pretty, wltb
decoration of pumpkins and autumn
leaves. Refreshment were served.
Mr. Ely waa assisted by Mra. Mc
Geehan In entertaining for her daugh
ter. At a late hoflr the young people,
who were clad lr sheets and pillow
cases,- visited the home of Mr. an J
Mr. Duane Ely, where a party wa
given by the Ladles' Aid Society of
the rresbyterlan church. The young
people took possession, and marched
through the room; while the lights
were turned low, and weird music
was rendered. '
Miss Ely' guests were Amanda
Tooley, Elizabeth Dillon, Evelyn Wil
liam, Carol Ely, Dorothy Stafford,
Florence McGeehan, Mary Mattley,
Helen Mattley, Ella Turner, James Mc
Geehan, Stanford Efy.
TWO COUPLES CELEBRATE.
The eighteenth wedding anniver
sary of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Blackburn
and the forty-eighth wedding an
nlveraary of Mr., and Mrs.
J. F. Jackson, of the West Side, were
celebrated Tuesday evening, and a
moat enjoyable time was had. The
affair waa arranged by Mra. P. . J.
Winkle and Mrs. Swart. There were
fifty-eight person In attendance. Many
useful articles were given to the cou
ples. A luncheon waa served.' -
GOT DIVORCE HERE
Jamea Evan, cashier of the First
Stat Bank of Philomath, which im
pended aeveral day agq, la believed
to have obtained a divorce decree In
thla city April 15, 1907, underJ.be name
of Charles Evans. The defendant was
Angfllne Evana. 8he asked for an
annulment of the decree, but the Su
preme Court decided against her. The
couple were married October 10, 138!).
In Columbua, Wis., and moved from
there to Felton, Minn.' The plaintiff
alleged that bla wife frequently threw
dlBhea at him and that In March,
1901, In Nortbfleld. Minn., she struck
him with a large stick, Inflicting a
severe acalp wound. - It haa beeu
alleged that stock n the Philomath
Bank owned by' Evars waa paid for
with worthless notes. Evars' bail haa
been fixed at $5,000.
Read the Morning Enterprise
TO ID) AY
Thrilling Picture of
Girl Saving Train.
The Conversion of
A beautiful Colored Pi ture.
The Land Thieves
A good Western Drama
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FAVOR ROAD TAX
CAPITAL HIGHWAY TO BE AIDED
' BY REftlOENTS OP RICH
DIMICK AND HAYES STIR CROWD
Good Roada, It la Dclard,
Make Parma Almost Aa
Valuable Aa Property
' In City.
A resolution providing that a apeo
lal tax be levied for building road
waa adopted by a unanLmoua vote at
a meeting held under the auspice
of tbo Eaat Side Capital Highway Aa-
aoclatlon at Barlow Wednesday night,
About 190 taxpayer wero preenL0'Li
the meeting was one of tbo moat en-1
thuslastic held by the association, j
C. P. Morse, vice-president of the
association, presided, and speeches
were made by Gordon E. Hayes, Grant
B. Dlmlck, Dr. A. L. Beatle, W. W.
Jesse, M.-Jr- Leo and DrH-JLDeL
"The beat Investment you make U
when yon pay taxes for schools and
the building of roads," declared Judeg
Dlmlck. "The first thing we should
look after Is the betterment of the
conditions for the farmers In the In
terior. The trunk line road a should
be built first and after that the lat
erals should be given attention. The
county should give each district every
dollar due It tor road purposes. A
apecial tax abould.be levied aad then
all Interest would be taken care of
alike. The prarlea of thla neighbor
hood form the 'garden spot of the
Willamette Valley and Portland will
take all your ' produce. With " good
roe da you can bare automobile true'
and taek your produce to market
dully. Your land will then be worth
nearly aa much as city property."
Judge Mmtck-cHed th Bprtogwater.
and Logan districts as examples of
what may be accomplished by good
roads. These thoroughfares were
built with money raised by apecial I
"There la nqt a better section in
Oregon than this," continued the
speaker, "and all you need 'Is adver
tising and good roads. "It has been
said that automobllea are bard on
roads, and they are, but they do 2"t
do near as much damage as lumber
wagona and sawmills. '
Judge Hayes said that good school
and good roads went hand In hand.
The school fund, he said had been
doubled In the past six years, and
the money for road purposes should
be Increased In proportion. The ud?e
cited Instancea of land that could have
been bought a few years ago for a
trifle that has enhanced more than
forty-fold In value through the build
ing good roads.
"The Improvements have been great
In the past fifteen years," said Judge
Hayea, "and they ahould be greater in
the next ten years. The money you
spend for thoroughfares is not money
thrown away; It does not constitute
a donation, but It Is the very best In
vestment you could possibly make.
Your roads are to you what lawoooka
are to a lawyer. The road Improve
ment haa been great In the Northwest,
and wherever there la found thrift,
Industry, churches and school so also
are found good roads. You have every
thing but the roads and you are on
the pathway that leads to them. Roads
are the harbingers of civilization. Ore
gon Is noted for Its red apples and
pretty women and It will soon be
noted for Its good roads. The people
are awake and the march of progresa
Mr. Lee said he recently spent sev
eral days In Medford, and while he
would not give half of thla county for
all of Southern Oregon, he bad to ad
mit the roads were better there than
here. He declared that eighty-five
per cent of the property in the coun
ty was owned by fifteen per cent, ot
the people, but that all the people had
a say In the Improvement of the
"The route of the capital highway
has not been determined definitely,"
said Dr. Beatle. "I waa talking with
a Molalla man a few daya ago and he
said he would donate $1,000 If the
road was built by his place. He also
Informed me that two of bis neighbor:
would give a like amount It you
want the thoroughfare along the route
proposed It la up to you to get busy.
There Is hard work yet before . you,
and you must, not become convinced
that you are going to get the high
way without fighting for it."
Mr. Jesse said he favored the route
suggested by the association and
would do all In hi power toward aid
ing the .movement to build the road.
Dr. Dedman .said the Improvement of
roads In the county had enabled him
to use an automobile eight months In
the year. He aald when he located it
the county he was compelled to go
horseback and later as the roads were
Improved he was able to use a buggy,
and he did not think It would be long
before he could use an automobile aii
W. a Oathout, S. J. Berg and H. T.
Melvtn were appointed a committee
to represent the Barlow' district In
the association. It waa decided to
hold the next meeting In Canemah
The deleagtlon from Oregon City
went to Barlow In automobllea donat
ed by Charlea Rlaley, Mullno Town
slte Company, M. E. Park and Ches
- Furniture and Stove Exchange.
If there Is any piece of ftirnltnrt
In your home that does not meet with
your requirements, or la out of date,
then call on Frank Busch'a storj,
Eleventh and Main streets. Thsy will
replace same with a new and up-to-date,
article, allowing you full value
for your property.
C G. MILLER SEES
MINK KILL RABBIT
A battle between a mink and a rat
bit waa witnessed by C. O. Miller, of
thl city, Monday afternoon on the
Weat Side. It waa an unuaual aigbt,
which no doubt will not aoon be for
gotten by Mr. Miller. Mr. Miller waa
on hie way to Portland in hi a autonvv
bile, and when about one-half mile
from Bolton, and about one mile from
thla city, he aaw two email, animals
ahead of him In the road, one seeming
to bo running after the other. He put
on full apeed and almoet overtook
them. He alighted from tho automo
bile, and found that a mink, about two
feet long and a rabbit were lighting.
Mr. Miller picked up aeveral rocke and
started for the mink. The animal hal
the rabbit by the throat, and had sev
ered lu windpipe. Mr. Miller succeed
ed In getting the rabbit away from
Ita enemy, but no sooner had ho done
thla when the mink darted for nlu.
He threw the rabbit away and ran.
The mink'a eyea were bulging from
t bead and Mr. Miller aaya It waa
the fiercest looking little animal -he
had ever seen. The mink again at
tacked the rabbit Mr. Miller called a
man who was passing and the two
descended upon, the mink which dis
appeared in the brush, leaving the rab
PLAY MANY PRANKS
Many pranks were played by Park
place boys Hallowe'en night W. A.
Holmes, the merchant found the sign
of the St. Agnes Baby Home, on his
front porch. He waa thankful that
gladly returned the sign. Another prank
gladly return the sign. Another prank
played by the boys was the hauling
a wagon to the schoolhouse, where 1:
was taken apart and - placed on the
veranda against the door. It took the
boys more than an hour to take off
the wheela, tongue and other paru,
and It will be a great task for the
owner to make the necessary repairs,
and probably the assistance of a
blacksmith or wagon-maker will have
to be -necessary. 'r-
WANDERS FROM HOME
Frank Halstead, a painter of Port
land, partially dressed, waa found In
a dazed condition In a swamp near
Brown's schoolhxMise at New Era early
Wednesday.' . It was at first thought
the man waa Insane, but Sheriff Mass
aoon learned that he was suffering
from the excessive use of intoxicants.
He was brought to this city and was
able late In' the afternoon to tell bis
name and give bla trade. - He aald be
did not remember leaving Portland,
but Is vuppoaed to have wandered
away while under the Influence of
Patronise our aavertisers.
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V 403 MAIN STREET. OREGON CITY?
Six' Per Cent Semi-Annual
Interest Coupon Bonds.
THE CLACKAMAS SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY la now
offering to our home people Its first mortagage S per cent semi-annual
Interest coupon bonds, and as the bonds are limited to ties, rails and
equipment and all other work, such as grading and bridges, are paid
for by atock subscriptions, the bonds Isaued by this company are first
class. - . 1 ' v V . . '- ' ' k
Thase bond are Issued In the following denomlnatlona, viz.!
$ioo, 50Qv$i,ooa ( :'
The Clackamas Southern Railway Company offer the following
reason why the bond ahould be aold In Oregon:
FIRST It la an Oregon enterprise and owned by Oregon people.
SECOND The country traversed by this line is thickly popu
lated and haa freight and paaaengar traffic In eight' to make It the beet
paying road in Oregon for Its lenth. . - . ;
THIRD The beat bualneaa men and farmers n the County' are
stockholders in this road and authorized the laaue of these bond at the
stockholders' masting by unanimous vote.
FOURTH The bond draw t per cent Interest and the holder
gets hla Interest twice each year, - - , .
' Call on or address, '',' 1 .
G. B DIMICK
Secretory C. S. Ry. Co.
RECORDER TO REPRESENT CON
TRACTOR IN SUIT PILED .
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KOXROE STREET ja CTfED
Lawyer Seeks To Enjoin Firm Prom
Removing Earth To Be Used
On Grade 4198 In Finee ; -'
The City Council at a meeting Wed
nesday night named the following: of
ficers to serve at the December elec
tion: First ward William ' Meyers, John
Bradley and W. H. Trembath, Judges;
Ales Schram and Eben Chapman,
cferka. :. - '
Second 'ward S. 8. Walker. 8. F.
Scripture and W. A.' White." Judges;
Charles Kelly and Roy Cox, clerks.
Third ward Samuel Francis, C.
GoIdberganr "WnnanTTCster,- Judges v
F. M. Darling and H. Brandt, clerks.
Tbe voting places will be In the quar
ters of Cataract Hoae-Company, Foun
tain Hose Company and No. 2 Hose
Company. ',.,. ,
Reports of Recorder Btlpp and Chief '
of Police Shaw showed that 16 1
tramps bad been arrested In October
and nineteen prisoners prosecuted.
Tbe Ones received during the month ,
totaled f 195. One man served a Jail
sentence of twenty-five days for bar- .
lng given another1 a drink of whisky
on 8unday. -
Recorder 8tipp was authorized to
represent the Oregon Engineering A
Construction Company In the - suit
filed by H. E. Cross asking that the
company which haa beea awarded .the
contract for improving Monroe street
from Third to Fourteenth streets, be
enjoined from removing earth In front
of hla property ; to use "in " making - -
grades on other parts or the street.
Mr. Cross alleges that It la planned
to move 4,000 cubic feet - of earth
which would damage his property to
the extent oU2,000. Inasmuch as the
City. has, let the contract It, was the
opinion of the council , that the city . ,
should provide counsel for the con- -trading
firm. C ,i . . V
A remonstrance of W. W. May
against a sidewalk that has been
erected In front ot his property In the
Mountain View section was laid upon '
the table. W., A. Dlmlck. represent
ing Misses Louise and Nan Cochran,
m-otested against his clients being
compelled to pay any part of the cost ' '
of Improving Twelith street He no-
clared that there was a deep gulch
between their property and the street,
and that the Improvement would be
of no benefit to them. Mr. Dlmlck as
serted that the Misses Cochran would .
have to walk two and a half blocks -from
' their home to get to the street
The protest was referred to the com
mittee on streets.
, A bid of 11.100 of White Brothers ' , .
on the public comfort houses to be es
tablished In McLougnnn rara ana i , :
tbe suspension bridge, was opened.
It was announced that the bid would ;
be approved provided the firm agreed
to make aewer connection.