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WEEKLY ENTERPRISE ESTABLISHED 1866.
VOL. VI. No. 137.
MORNING ENTERPRISE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1913.
Per Week, Ten Cents.
HATCHET MAN IS
COMMISSION FINDS THAT HE IS
NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS
CHOPPED UP COUNTRYMAN IN GAR
Were at Work on Railroad at Can by
When Fight Occurred Made
an Attempt to End Life
Wong Bo, the Chinaman held on an
indictment charging assault with in
tent to kill, was adjudged insane by a
commission appointed by Judge J. U.
Campbell in the circuit court Thurs
day. Bo was arrested for an alleged at
tempt to chop up Wong Yeng with -a
hatchet while the two were at work
on the Portland, Eugene & Eastern at
Canby. He then claimed that Yeng
was a highbinder and that he merely
frustrated an attempt that Yeng had
made upon him.
His actions while he was in the
county jail and his efforts to get Dep
uty Sheriff Staats to kill him made
the court question him closely when
, he was arraigned Thursday. Once,
during his imprisonment, he broke the
lights in the jail and grabbed the live
wires in the attempt to electrocute
He told the court that he wanted to
be hanged and that he also wanted to
go to the penitentiary and to China.
As the court thought such answers
indicated insanity, he appointed Doc
tors Guy Mount and M. C. Strickland
to make an examination. Upon their
report, he will probably be discharged
from the criminal action and sent to
the asylum at Salem.
Enrico Polo, charged with daylight
burglary, was arraigned and entered
a plea of not guilty to the indictment.
His case was set for trial January 15.
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LAs your book collec
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bookcase at small cost.
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and see the many styles
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as we are holding a
the purpose of which is
to demonstrate the great
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CYou are welcome to this Show
whether you have any intention
to buy or not.
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FUR FLIES AT
WEST LINN CHARTER DISCUSSED
BY.ITS FRIENDS AND ALL
FAVOR IT '
ARE CONFIDENT OF ITS SUCCESS
Provisions Are Considered and All
Present Think that People Will
Adopt it at Polls This
"Those opposing the charter are
either ignorant or telling malicious
lies," from a letter read by B. T. Mc
Bain. "Vote for this charter. If you don't
like it, we will amend it later to suit
the majority," James Carey.
These two brief and concise state
ments summarize the feeling of the
meeting of the West Linn Improve
ment club held Thursday evening in
the city hall, in regard to the proposed
charter for West Linn.
Not one member present was of the
opinion that the charter would be de
feated. In a straw vote taken of all
the 70 or more present, not one voted
against it. Despite the fact that be
tween twenty and twenty-five
speeches were made, not a word was
spoken which would show disapproval
of the new set of laws.
The meeting held Thursday night
was one of the best attended gather-
! ings cf the club since its organization.
The city hall was crowded to the
doors and every chair in the room was
j Before the discussion on the char-
ter was opened by the president, sev
eral matters of routine business were
i transacted. J.' E. Hedges, the Oregon
City attorney, addressed the meeting,
taking for his topic the feeling of har
mony and the spirit of unselfish boost
that should dominate the people of a
The greater part of the meeting was
taken up by a discussion of the char
ter. The president invited anyone to
voice his objections or to state the
strong points of the charter.
The first specific point of the char
ter to be taken up was that part of
it which related to the improvement
of streets and the repair of sidewalks.
This item created considerable discus
sion but the general "opinion was con
sidered as favoring the charter.
Although it was expected that the
no-license feature of the charter
would be the subject of much argu
ment, not one word was spoken about
MRS. FRANKLIN DIES
Mrs. Mercy R. Miller Franklin died J
Wednesday at her home in this city,
aged 79 years, one month, four days.
She came to Oregon City about four
years ago. She was a native of New
York. Two years ago she was stick
en by paralysis. She is survived by
one son, G. W. H. Miller, and three
grandchildren, Harry Y., Ted and
Miss Ruth Miller. The funeral will
be held Friday, with services at 10
o'clock. The body will be taken to
the Portland Crematorium for incin
eration. Oregon has many causese to feel
proud and happy.
To make good resolutions is all
right, but it is better to make good.
Women and Girls
Over 18 Years Old
To operate sewing matchtnes in
Oregon City Woolen
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.
Thursday and Friday
"The Portland Trio"
High-class Musical Act
GET THROUGH FIRST READING
AND DATE IS SET FOR
CITY INTERESTS ARE PROTECTED
Companies Must do Improvement
Work on Street When Engineer
Furnishes Plans and Speci
fications for It
Both the Clackamas and the Carver
franchises have been passed by the
city council to their second reading
They will come up again December 22
at which time it is possible-that some
changes will be made in the provis
ions of the ordinances.
The franchises as they now stand
provide for a life of 25 years from
the date of their approval by the
mayor. They contain common user
clauses and enable the companies to
build single or double tracks down
Water street for the transportation of
the traffic that will come in over that
street when the roads are completed.
The council has allowed the erec
tion of a single line of poles for' the
wires with double d brackets. The
companies may run the poles down
the center of the street and use both
tracks, although there was consider
able opposition to this scheme wheu
it was first suggested at the hearing
in the council chambers.
The "lines must assist the city in
the improvement work that it con?
templates there and must fill in to the
established grade of the street in ac
cordance with the plans and specifi
cations of the city engineer.
Should there be any changes made
in the franchises at that time, the
council would have to start them on
their first reading again .and go
through all -of 'the attendant routine
for the second time. The ordinances
apply to Water street, the Carver line
running the entire length of the street
and the Clackamas Southern running
from Twelfth to Fourteenth streets on
Both lines have a definite time in
which to begin construction and in
which to finish the line. Unless the
work is done and the requirements of
the city met, the franchises can be de
clared forfeited by the council. The
property owners on the street have
objected to the lines on the ground
that the values would be destroyed
and several hearings have been held.
VAN BRAKLE CASE IS
ARGUED TO COURT
Argument on the ouster suit brought
by the Clackamas County Medical so
ciety against Dr. J. A. VanBrakle,
county health officer, was heard be
fore Judge J. U. Campbell in the cir
cuit court Thursday.
The medical society asked the court
to remove the officer on the ground
that he was not qualified under the
law to perform his duties. A demur
rer to the complaint was filed asking
for the removal of certain portions of
it and the court sustained the objec
tions. The defense then came in with
the answer to the complaint contra
dicting the charges made and the so
ciety filed its demurrer.
The case came for hearing before
the court and was argued Thursday.
Ji E. Hedges and Clarence L. Eaton,
appeared for the doctors and U'Ren &
Schubel and John N. Seivers for the
Give people what they think they
want instead of what they really need
and they'll go on their way rejoicing.
Since everyone prefers to receive prac
tical things, and since everyone reads,
why not delight someone with a beauti
ful Globe-Wernicke Sectional Bookcase
this Xmas? Such a gift will give a life
time of service and serve as a lifelong
remembrance of you.
Globe-Wernicke Sectional Bookcases
are to be had here in many styles and
finishes. Come and inspect them, while
the Special Xmas Event is on.
Huntley Brothers Company
SANDY LINE IS
UP IN COURT
COMMISSIONERS TO DECIDE ON
TODAY ' ' ?
PLAN TO USE GASOLINE AS POWER
Road Will Pentrate Rich Valley and
Open Up New Country to
Larger Markets Work to
'Begin at Once,
Whether or not the franchise for
the proposed new railroad for Clack
amas county will be granted will be
decided today by the county court.
The proposition was submitted Jo that
body the latter part of last week and
the court decided upon Friday as the
day upon which it would announce its
The franchise, asked for by the
Portland capitalists, grants the right
to build and operate a gasoline rail
road between Boring and Sandy. The
line would be one of the first passenger-carrying
roads on the Pacific
coast which was run by gasoline loco
motives in the same way that various
lines in the eastern states are oper
ated. The promoters claim that such a
line would prove a great benefit to
the eastern portion of the county as it
would open to outside markets the
rich Sandy valley and bring the towns
of Sandy and Kelso in closer touch
The men behind the road claim that
they have enough money within reach
to build the line and that by the mid
dle of the summer it would be in op
eration. Ties, lumber and cordwood
would probably compose the greater
part of the freight shipments at first,
but, as the country became cleared
off and the land, now occupied by
brush and stumps was replaced by
farms, produce and products of the
soil would supplant the wood.
The people of Sandy have offered
to aid and boost for the road as much
as in their power. It is said that one
prominent land-owner will grant the
company a site for terminal grounds
and the business men are willing to
help the new line-by giving it all the
freight possible. '
WILL KEEP PROMISE
MILWAUKEE, Or., Dec. 11. An or
dinance was introduced at the meet
ing of the City Council increasing the
liquor license from $800 to $1000 a
year. It was read the first time and
referred to the license committee.
This ordinance is in response to a
promise made by the Mayor and mem
bers of the Council that if the town
remained "wet" such a. measure
would be enacted. r
The contract for improving DeWitt
street was awarded to Henry Scott for
$2000. This improvement consists of
grading and cement sdewalks. The
viewers' report awarding $1062 dam
ages for the widening of Harrison
street was accepted.- This is for a- lit
tle more than one block eatward from
the City Hall. The improvement of
Front street is going ahead. One
side is paved and open for use.
The Congregaeional Endeavor so
ciety will hold a bazaar in the church
parlors Friday evening, December 12.
Fancy articles, home cooking, candy,
etc. A good program at 7:45 no ad
mission. Its the place to buy your
Christmas presents Adv.
REPRESENTATIVES TO GATHER
IN COMMERCIAL CLUB ROOMS
WANT TO REPAIR PACIFIC HIGHWAY
Inpouring of Tourists From Eastern
States Is Impetus for Work on
Main Trunk Lines of
Representatives of the towns of
amas, and Marion will meet this after
noon in the commercial club in Ore
gon City to discuss plans of uniting
the county courts of these counties in
marking and rebuilding the Pacific
Highway between Portland and Sa
The state has levied a special tax
of one-quarter mill which will be col
lected in this year and" next. This
money is to be turned over to the
highway commission and used to build
and repair the roads of the state. As
Multnomah and Clackamas counties
pay 41 per ceUt of this tax, it is prob
able that an attempt will be made to
secure part of the funds for this work.
The county courts have been asked
to participate in this work, and
Clackamas county has consented to
aid the enterprise. An effort will be
made to remark the route with some
system of signs which will replace the
old guide posts erected by the Port
land Automobile club.
The rebuilding of the road would be
in preparation for the great tourist
travel which is expected in 1915. It
is thought that with a well built, hard
surfaced road running through the
western part of the state, and connect
ing Portland with the California line,
the number of persons to visit this
state would be greatly increased and
the value of such an improvement to
the farmers would be difficult to esti
mate. $--- a
In The Social Whirl!
Current Happenings of Interest in)
I and About Oregon City
ijwHE wedding of Miss Frances B.
lIL Arnold and Victor C. Gault was
" ' solemnized Wednesday night at
the home of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Arnold, by Rev. WiU
liam Elliott, of the Unitarian church
of Portland. Simplicity and charm
marked the wedding, at which only re
latives and a few close friends were
present. After the wedding a smalt
reception was held about thirty guests
being present. Mrs. Arnold was as
sisted in serving by her daughter Mrs.
James Dunn, of Portland.
The bride was attended by her sis
ter, Miss Alice Arnold, as maid of
honor and Lyle Gault, brother of the
groom acted as best man. Little
Miss Mary Arnold, of Portland, a
cousin of the bride acted as ring
The Arnold residence was prettily
decorated with Oregon Grape, cut
flowers and palms. The bride was
given in marriage by her father, and
was attractive in her gown of ivory
charmuese, trimmed with shadow lace
and pearls, 'the only ornament she
wore was a bandeau of perals in her
couiffere. She carried an arm bou
quet of bride's roses. Miss Alice
Arnold, as maid of honor was attired
in light blue crepe de chine, trimmed
with shadow lace and carried an arm
bouquet of carnations. -
Mr. and Mrs. Gault left for a short
wedding trip and upon their return
will be at home .in Gladstone where
their new home is completed.
Mrs. George V. Ely asked Mesdames
JUDGE J. U. CAMPBELL
Who threw the wets out of court by
his decision in the liquor case
M. McGeehan, Ida Hamilton, A. Mc
Donald, W. J. Wilson, J. Jones M.
Gleason and Mrs. J- VanWeel and
Miss Alma Moore, member of the
Presbyterian church, to come to her
home Wednesday evening to help sew
carpet rags for the church. Mrs. Ely
served light refreshments to her
Miss Genevieve Capen entertained
at her home in Gladstone in a delight
ful manner for members of the Phil
athea class of the Baptist church of
Oregon City. Games . and musical
contests were features of the even
ing's entertainment. Miss Capen
served refreshments to Miss Isabel
VanBrakel, Miss Dorothy Latourette,
Miss Maude Moran, Miss Mary Krum
mel, Miss Etichsen, Miss Ona Renner,
Miss Daisy Coulson, Miss A. Conklin,
and Mrs. Hazel McGahuey, Mrs. Louis
Krummel and Mrs. L. M. Olmsted.
The hospitable home of Mrs. E. P.
Rands was the scene of this week's
meeting of the Wednesday Afternoon
Bridge club. High scores were held
by Mrs. Theodore Clark and Mrs. A. A.
Price. Mrs. George Swafford assist
ed Mrs. Rands in serving delicious re
freshments. The guests were: Mrs. C. D. Lat
ourette, Mrs. M. D. Latourette, Mrs.
L. L. Pickens, Mrs. Vance Edwards,
Mrs. E. A. Charman, Mrs Livy Stipp,
Mrs. L. A. Morris, Mrs. C. H. Meiss
ner, Mrs W. L. Mulvey, Mrs. Nieta
Barlow Lawrence, Mrs. - Wm. Logus,
Mrs. H. S. Mount, Mrs. Clyde Mount,
Mrs. Henry O'MaMlley, Mrs. George
Swafford and Mrs. John R. Humphrys
and Misses Nell Caufleld and Mary L.
Mrs. Williams Hostess.
Wednesday evening the Gladstone
Five Hundred club was entertained at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Wil
liams. A dutch supper was served by
the hostess assisted . by Miss Eva
Burns, and the decorations of the
rooms were also of Dutch design, the
scheme was very unique and original.
Dr. W. E. Hempstead held hig'u
score and was awarded first prize.
The persons who enjoyed Mr. and
Mrs. Williams' hospitality were: Mr.
and Mrs. B. Beard, Mr. and Mrs. H, W.
Streibig, Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Tipton.
Mr and Mrs. H. E. Salisbury, Dr. and
Mrs. W. E. Hempstead, Misses Eva
Moulton, Eva Burns, Lillian Knotts.
and H. L. Young, Charles Moulton,
Ernest Naef, Fred Smith, Thomas
Burns and William Burns.
HAVE PULP FACTORY
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11. Acting
Secretary of Agriculture B. T. Gallo
way, has given a permit to James
Lindsey, of Portland, for the con
struction and operation of a power
plant on Mill creek, Douglas county,
Oregon, within the boundaries of the
Siuslaw national forest.
Mr. Lindsey intends to transmit the
power obtaned from this hydro-electric
plant a distance of 18 miles tc
Reedsport, Or., where it will be used
in the manufacture of pulp.
Among the ways in which a city
continually grows is in its bonded in
debtedness. A Merry Christ
mas For AH
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 eaw produce.
Always Fresh At
CIRCUIT JUDGE HOLDS THAT
CITY HAD RIGHT TO VOTE
FOR PROHIBITION .
WILL GET INTO SUPREME COURT
Wets Announce That Appeal Will Be
Taken to Try Out Issues That
Were Raised Here Find
- Ings Are Complete .
The last election was a special
general election and the prohib
ition vote in Oregon City was -
This is the gist of Judge J. U.
Campbell's decision in the circuit
court after several hours of hear
ing of argument Thursday night.
He went into the case thoroughly
from every angle, held that the
prohibition issue was properly
placed on the ballot, that the wets
should have asked for a restrain
ing order before the question was
submitted to the vote, and that
all of the ballots case were legal
The court refused to review the
. action of the county clerk or of
the county court on the ground
that the wets had, in their com
plaint, alleged no fraud of any
kind and that he would investi
gate their acts only when the
complaint charged fraudulent
votes or misconduct on the part
of the county officials.
He decided that the action asking
for a restraining order should have
been brought before the county clerk
and placed the question upon the of
ficial ballot. He said that, unless
there had been fraud charged and evi
dence introduced to show it, that the,
necessary presumption . is that all
votes cast were legal ones and that
the forces should have challenged at.
the election any that were not. The
fact that none of the votes cast at
that election were challenged entailed
the presumption, to the mind of the
court, that the election was legal in
every respect, that the county offi-
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