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VOL. VI. No. 136.
GRAB SLICE OF
OWNERS TAKE FORTY-TWO FEET
FOR PARKING WITHOUT
'ROM DEMANDS AN EXPLANATION
Wants to Know Who Gave Right to
Do So and Why They Improve
Highway Without Plans
Charges that some property owners
on Center street had unlawfully ap
propriated 42 feet of the street and
that they had plowed it up for park
ing were made in the meeting of the
city council Wednesday night.
Fred Metzner demanded from the
street committee whether or not per
mission had been granted for the
parking of the street until only 18
feet was left and what authority the
owners had to take that much of the
Councilman Horton explained that
the committee of which he is chair
man had granted no such permission
and that he would at once investigate
the excuses that they might have to
offer for improperly approgriating
part of the thoroughfare.
The portion to which Councilman
Metzner objected was between Second
and Center street, where he says
some of the property owners have
gone 42 feet out into the thoroughfare
and that they have left only a little
aley of what was a 60-foot street.
The members of the council could
not see the authority for such an ap
propriation and declared that the
property owners of the city have no
business to attempt street improve
ment unless they are working under
the direction of the city engineer or
have plans and specifications from hi3
office. The street committee and the
city engineer will investigate the
trouble within the week.
At the meeting, Councilmen Horton,
Albright, Metzner, Long, Myers and
Beard were present, and Tooze, Hall
and Holman, absent.
OREGON APPLES FIND
MARKET IN KANSAS
Oregon apples are wanted in Sa
betha, Kan. O. E. Freytag, secretary
of the commercial club, has received
a letter fronm John H. Judy of an
electrical company asking for prices
on Oregon apples quoted in carload
lots. . ;
He notified the secretary that he
would probably want several cars be
fore the Christmas holidays and has
asked that the quotations be sent to
him at once. The request includes
Jonathan and other varieties.
Some Of DimicKs Prize Hogs
1..- r- e-T
Several Clackamas county animals
took prizes in the Portland Stock
show this week. Among these were
the prize hogs of Judge Grant B. Dim
ick from his farm. In the Poland
China awards, he took second, third
In the Chester White awards, C. W.
West carried everything before him in
the hog division and took several
Women and Girls
Over 18 Years Old
To operate sewing matchines in
Oregon Gity Woolen
Thursday and Friday
"The Portland Trio"
High-class Musical Act
ON IN TOWN
TWO CONCRETE STRUCTURES
WILL BE BUILT ON MAIN
WOOLEN MiLLS HAVE LEASED ONE
Modern In Every Detail and Fireproof
in Construction Will Be Part .
of Requirements for
Two new concrete buildings are be
ing planned for Oregon City by James
Tracy which will be built during the
spring and summer months. Plans are
now being arranged.
One building will occupy a space 75
by 100 feet and probably be three
stories high with a basement although
this has not been definitely decided.
The lower floor will be used for store
purposes and the upper stories for
either a hotel or rooming house. This
structure will be situated on Main
street between Fourth and Fifth.
The other building will be built on
the railroad track between Fourth
and Fifth streets. Concrete will be
used throughout and every effort. will
be made to make it fire proof. A side
track will probably be laid from the
main line of the Southern Pacific
track as this buildng will be used as
Mr. Tracy has already rented the
warehouse to the Oregon City Woolen
mills and part of the new store build
ing has been assigned to a local firm.
The building on Main street will
have what is considered by real estate
men as a prominent site in the busi
ness section, being across from the
Electric hotel and near the offices of
the woolen and Hawley paper com
pany. The erection of the two new build
ings will complete almost a quarter of
a block of new structures on the cor
ner of Main and Fourth streets by Mr.
Tracy within a space of six months.
NEW TOWN GETS WAD
OF ROAD MONEY TO USE
If the new charter for West Linn
is adopted bjr the voters of that pro
gressive city, the eight-mill general
road tax collected within the city'e
boundaries will be turned over to the
city treasurer and the money some
where near $25,000 spent on the
roads of West Linn. The amount re
ceived each year will allow of the
building of hard pavement roads 20
feet wide and with the general lax
not more than 3 mills, 2 mills for 1914.
West Linn should show Clackamas
county one of the most beautiful and
at the same time economical cities in
the state, but none of this can be done
unless the city charier passes when it
is- put to vote on December 29.
prizes for this breed of animal.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hughes of this
county took several prizes in the
Guernsy cattle division. Some of the
finest stock in the state was produced
in this county and the several awards
that were given by evpert judges of
stock showed the examination
through which they passed.
Marriage is apt to be a failure if
the female of the species spends more
money at the millinery shop than the
A Merry Christ
mas For All
This includes the poor. St.
Paul's Brotherhood is undertaking
to make this Christmas merry for
the poor in and about Oregon City.
It is for ALL the poor, regardless
of religion. Send names of needy
families to Rev. C. W. Robinson.
Send money and - gifts to Wm.
Hammond, treasurer, or any mem
ber of the Brotherhood.
Share your joy with those who
have little and you will have
The best that money ik produce.
Always Fresh At
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TAXES HERETHEY'VE GOT THE CHRISTMAS STOCK YOU WANT
WEEKLY ENTERPRISE ESTABLISHED 1866.
MORNING ENTERPRISE, THURSDAY,
General Francisco Villa, rebel
who a few months ago was unknown,
men m Mexico. He has risen in the
to victory after victory. Among his
port of entry and one of the most im
are now in the hands of the rebels, an
This photograph was taken aft
obtained a brief respite from the for
army, dropped an occasional shell ne
MANAGER APPEARS WITH RE
QUEST FOR LICENSE ON
HORTON BOOSTS FOR HOME SHOWS
Dislikes Companies Who Drop Into
Towns, Take Out-Money, and
Go to Other Points Novel
Point Is Explained
The application for a license to ex
hibit on Sunday stirred up Council
man Horton Wednesday night to tell
what he thought of shows that oper
ate on that day and that he did not
approve of visitors who came into the
city and take money away from the
home amusement houses.
The manager of a man who has a
wonderful lung capacity, holds his
breath for three and one-half minutes
under water, eats, drinks and smokes
under water and does other things
that you actually see happen before
your very eyes," "wanted a license to
show some of these things to the pe
pie of Oregon City. He claimed that
the sight was an education antl that
the women and children of the town
ought to see this wonderful man.
Horton's Idea Different.
Horton didn't think the man at all
wonderful, but he denied that the is
sue had anything to do with the case.
He did not believe that the strangers
should be allowed to operate in the
city on Sunday or that they should
come here and take money from the
town, leaving little in it. He believed
that, regardless of the Sunday ques
tion, the picture shows and other
amusement houses of the town ought
to receive preferance and that the
strangers who dropped in for a day
with a new freak show of some kind
ought to be kept out.
Beard, however, thought that a show
that was good enough to run on the
other days of the week ought to be
allowed on Sunday and he objected
to that part of Horton's fight. The
council instructed the manager to see
the city recorder and allowed him to
get the license for next Saturday ana
One of the features of the confer
ence was the explanation by the man
ager that he was a citizen of the
United States and that "one of the
provisions in the charter and constitu
tion of the United States is that a
man shall be allowed to earn his
bread and butter wherever he goes."
None of the members of the council
seem to have read that particular par
agraph in the constitution but they
took his word for it and ordered the
The man who knows the leas gen
erally thinks he knows the most.
There is bound to be some disagree
ment where there is more than one
commissioner in a city government.
Bring your tarnished silverware
and have it cleaned. Demonstra
tions today only. Come and bring
your friends. Opposite Masonic
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VILLA FORMER RANniT. HAS RISFN TO FAME
.fTf.JJ, "gnrv -
leauer, and nis stait rtsung uuring iu
except as a dangerous bandit, has n
rebel ranks with startling suddenness
most brilliant feats was the capture
porcant cities of northern Mexico. Pr
d in the south the latter are meeting
er the Federals had been routed sout
ced marching. Federal artillery, bat
ar the encampment of the rebel gene
In The Social Whirl
Current Happenings of Interest in I
and About Oregon City
orir N honor of Miss Pearl Harringtou,
HI whose engagement, to Mr. -Thos.
Swain Rawlins, of Arizona, was
announced recently, Mrs. J.. C.
Schmidt and Mrs. Phillip Evon, of
Gladstone, presided at a charming din
ner given by "the Rebekahs, of whicn
Miss Marrington is a member. Five
tables were set to accomodate the
forty-five persons present. A beauti
ful silver cassarole was presented to
Miss Harrington by the order. Mrs.
A. F. Parker making the presentation
speech and in the box with the cassarole,-
was a pretty little poem com
posed by Mrs. L. A. Read, which fol
lows: " , "
"Dan Cupid's a trixter,
I've always said so,
With his smile or his spear
Or his arrow and bow.
"Thus again at his pranks ;
He an arrow did hurl,
- Stampeded our ranks
And has stolen our Pearl.
"So, with great resentment
We will deal with his soul,
And bury Dan Cupid
Deep in this cassarole.
"For with consumate art
We concoct to perfection,
Thus securing Man's heart
Beyond sear rejection.
"So with hosts of good wishes
For a prosperous life,
We advise well cooked dishes
To banish all strife."
Th"e decorations for the tables as
well as the salads, candies and cakes
were- of pink and green, the lodge's
Miss Schatz Entertains.
Tuesday evening Miss Jennie Shatz
entertained at her home in Green
point for Miss Leone Griffin, of Eu
gene. Cards, music and informal dancing
furnished the evening's entertain
ment. The hostess assisted by her
sister, Miss Elizabeth Shatz, served
dainty refreshments to those present,
who included: Misses Leone Griffin,
Florence Draper, Francis Draper and
Martina Flannagan, and Walter Hic-
koch Harold Orswald, Gilbert Griffin,
William Rich and Gilbert Long.
Miss Griffin left for her home in Eu
gene Wednesday morning and during
her short stay in this city made many
Delta Alpha Class.
Miss Gladys Cannon, vice-president
of the Delta Alpha class of the Baptist
church entertained for their pleasure
Saturday aftejnoon at her home on
Fifth street. The afternoon was pleas
antly spent in playing games and mak
ing plans for the Christmas holidays.
The hostess assisted by her mother,
Mrs. William Cannon, Mrs. Charles
Oglesby and Mrs. Louis Krummel
served refreshments to the members
of the class present.
The next meeting will be held at
the home of Miss Bernetta Hamm in
Gladstone, December 20.
Mrs. Adelbert Van Brakle, assisted
by Dr. Clement B. Shaw, baritone
singer of note from Portland, will
present her pupils Saturday evening
at 8:15 o'clock in a piano recital at
the First Baptist church In this city.
Mrs. Van Brakle has a number of pu-
fpils in Portland as well as in Oregon
City, and from the program that has
been arranged this promises to be a
rare treat in musical circles.
" Kai every girl wants to swipe a
name for herself by marrying. -
Into each winter some east wind
Some gifts were better left unglven
DECEMBER 11, 1913.
en- uiiu'ou luwurus Mexico City. Villa,
ow- become one of the most powerful
and has led the Constitutional forces
and defense of Juraz, custom port and
actically ail of the northern states
with success almost daily.
h of Juarez. While Villa and his staff
tling with the main body of Villa's
FIRE CHIEF SAVES
GRABS ROPE IN TIME TO CHECK
FALL OF WORKER ON
DROPS TWENTY SIX FEET TO WALK
Deep Gashes and Broken Bones Add
to Internal Injuries that May -.-Prove
to be More or Less
George Anderson, a bricklayer at
work on the new Commercial club
building, was knocked to the pave
ment by a falling derrick and received
several serious injuries.
Only the presence of mind of Michael
Long, fire chief, saved the man from
death as he fell fully 26 feet to the
cement sidewalk.- As lie came down,
the derrick dropped with him and fell
but a short distance away, narrowly
missing the head of the fire chief as
he made strenuous efforts to break
While Anderson was pulling up a
pail of mortar that Long was sending
to the top of the building, the der
rick came loose from its . fastenings
and dropped toward him. The blow
surprised him and he was knocked off
of the top of the building, hitting one
corner of it as he came. down.
In falling, however, he grabbed the
rope. Long saw him loose his balance
and grabbed the cable at the same
time, checking the man's fall and
probably being largely responsible
for the fact he was not killed when ho
hit the pavement. '
An examination by Dr. Guy Mount
revealed deep gashes over the right
eye, a broken right wrist, and prob
ably internal injuries that may prove
more or less serious. He was taken
to the Oregon City hospital.
OVER TO GRAND JURY
H. E. Holdren was bound over to
await the action of the county grand
jury by John N. Seivers, justice of the
Holdren is charged with attempting
to shoot his brother, E. H. Holuren, as
the latter stood in his home at Fern
Ridge. The brothers had been to
gether in Duluth, Minn., but had not
seen each other for more than a "'-3ar.
Friends of E. H. Holdren declare they
had seen a strange man around the
place there for several days before
he fired the shot through the window
at his brother.
By a strange freak of chance. Fred
Mallette, a Portland detective happen-,
ed to be on "the" car as it passed the
house just when the shot was -fired.
He stopped the train, made the arrest,
and turned his "man over to Chief of
Police Percy Cross, of Gladstone, who
lodged him in the county jail.
Isn't there a soul on that water
If a community desires to be "dry"
it will take more than a court decision
to make It 'Vet"
WOOD FOR SALE
ABOUT 50 CORD AT $4.00 PER
CORD DELIVERED TO ANY
PART OF OREGON CITY. AD
DRESS BOX 184, ROUTE NO. 3,
OREGON CITY, OREGON.
SITE FOR SHOPS
SEVERAL DEEP FILLS MUST BE MADE
GANG OF MEN BUSILY AT WORK
ON GROUND WHERE ROAD
IS BUILDING TRACKS :
Force Began to Clear Land in Late
October and Job Is Almost
Done, Though Gullies In- '
- terfere With Plans
Within the next three days the clear
ing of the land on the site of the new
P., E. & E. car shops will be com
pleted and probably by the middle of
next week the leveling of the land Wm
Work began on October 24, when
the first gang of men started slashing
the brush and small, timber. Then
there was a dense growth of brush
and young firs on the land and the
tract was full of large stumps. Now
the land is clear, excepting a small
part of the eastern end.
There are several gullies which
run across the site and it will be ne
cessary to level off this ground before
work can be started on the founda
tions and any track can be lain.
The right-of-way will run along the
northeastern edge of the tract instead
of following the present route of the
Willamette Falls line, as is popularly
supposed. The future road has been
surveyed and all is ready for the grad
ing to be started.
The date for actual construction on
the new shops has now been deter
mined although it is thought that they
will be started sometime in the
SUES SISTERS FOR
BALANCE ON NOTE
Robert Rossall brought suit in the
circuit court of the county-Wednesday
against the Sisters of Mercy, a cor
poration, and Thomas C. Anderson,
and Augustus F. Butler on a $5000
note given to him, with others, in May
1896.. . . .
Part of the note has since been paid
but the plaintiff asks the foreclosure
on land given as security for the note
and for such costs and attorney fees
as he believes are proper. He alleges
that with the interest the amount now
due is $3806.25. .
Sympathy is more often misplaced
Morton Wants tip g fence
To Keep Children Off
Of Dangerous Bluff
To keep curious children from drop
ping off of the edge of the bluff into
the river and placing the city liable
for damages, Councilman Horton sub
mitted a report on the cost of a wire
fence for 1700 feet along the edge of
The report stirred up considerable
argument in the councii as some of
the members considered that the ex
pense was unnecessary and that a
wire fence would be an eye-sore. Even
after the protests of the committee
and the city engineer and a thorough
explanation of the kind of fence that
they proposed to build, the " council
did not appear at all in favor of the
expenditure of $700 for the work.
"Finally, Mayor Jones placed his foot
upon the matter by ordering the re
port received and filed where it will
remain until some committee calls it
up again. The city attorney had in
formed the council that the city
What to Give
No Gift is quite so complimentary as
one that is a luxury and intended for
the personal adornment of the re
ceiver such as a piece of jewelry.
Fortunately such gifts are not expen
sive if you choose them in our "Little
HERE ARE A FEW SUGGESTIONS
Bracelets Gold Filled . . . . 50c to 5.50
Lockets and Chains . ... . 1.00 to 5.00
French Novelties . . . . . 25c to 6.50
Aluminum Jewelry Novelties 75c to 2.50
Pendants and Chains . ... 50c to 3.50
Scarf Pins 25c to 1.00
Cufl Links . 25c to 1,00
Gifts That Are Different
Thousands to Choose From
Let us place before you several thousand gifts
ranging in price from twenty-five cents to
five thousand dollars. Choose from our great
. catalogue - showing a million dollar stock
which makes Christmas shopping a delight.
BANNON & CO.
S We cannot blame a man who $
$ leads a dog's life if he growls. $
S 8 3
Pkr Week, Ten Cents.
WILLAMETTE COUNCIL ADMITS
MISTAKE WAS MADE CALLS
TECHNICALITY IS HELD RESPONSIBLE
Measure Submitted by Resolution In
stead of by an Ordinance as -,
Required by Statute
To Make No Fight
Willamette has apparently conceded
the point that the last election for the
city charter was illegal and may not
even attempt to fight its way through
At a recent meeting of the cij.y
council, the suit brought by Jamas
Doniney to restrain the county assess
or from collecting the taxes that had
been levied by the council under the
charter was discussed. The council
decided to ignore the past election
and to call another at onqe. The date
has been fixed for December 22.
A few days ago, Downey brought the
action in the circuit court of, the
county against the city council and
the county assessor. The charter that
the people adopted at the election No
vember 17 was declared void because
it had not been submitted by an or
dinance. The city council had simply
passed a resolution authorizing its
submission and the law requires that
such matters must be submitted by or
dinance of the council.
As the easiest way out of the dif
ficulties, the council decided to pass
up the last election as though it had -never
been held and to call another
one for the people to approve the
charter. -The issues were brought out
by the attempt of the city fathers to
levy a tax authorized by the charter
and the assessor to estimate the value
of the taxable property in the city.
The suit brought by Downeyj one
of the largest property owners in the
city, called the attention of the coun
cil to the mistake and the action in.
seting the date for another elecion ap
pears to be conceding the point that
a mistake was made and that the .
charter then adopted is void. At the
polls this month, the people will vote
on the charter in identically the same
form as tbfey did the last time as any
change would take 60 days of publicity
before an election could be held.
It seems somehow not entirely In
appropriate for members of a cat club
to fall out and wrangle.
would"be liable for any Injuries sus
tained by persons falling off of the
bluff and that it is part of the police
duty otthe city council to protect
persons who stand on the bluff at that
point to view the falls. It was pointed
out that during the months when the
falls are running large crowds spend
the afternoons on the bluff within
sight of the cataracts and that some
time in the future children would fall
off of the edge and possibly be killed.
The question of damages was
brought up and the city attorney held '
that, in his opinion, the city would be
responsible for the injuries. The com
mittee planned to use galvanized iron
posts set in the rock and to run a hog
proof fence along the edge for 1700
feet. The fence would be high enough
to keep persons off of the danger line
and strong enough to protect the chil
dren. The matter was filed for refer-
-the gift of gab, lor Instance.