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WEEKLY ENTERPRISE ESTABLISHED 1868.
VOL. VI. No. 138.
MOBNING ENTERPRISE, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1913.
Pkr Week, Tex Cents.
ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING HELD
AT COMMERCIAL CLUB
AND FUN STARTS
GET DOWN TO BASIC ROAD FACTS
Three County Courts to be Enlisted in
Campaign for State Aid for
Repair and Improvement
on Pacific Highway
Committees from every town be
tween Portland and Salem will work
strenuously for state aid for the im
provement of the Pacific Highway
through Multnomah, Clackamas and
Marion counties, according to the pro
gramme outlined here Friday at a
well attended and enthusiastic meet
ing of representatives from Portland,
Oswego, Oregon City, Canby, Glad
stone, Milwaukie, Woodburn, Salem,
and other valley towns.
The movement was started by the
permanent organization of the Pacific
Highway association of Multnomah,
Clackamas and Marion counties, of
which T. W. Sullivan, chairman of the
promotion department of the Oregon
City Commercial club, was elected
nrpsirlpTit Ha wfls erivpn anthnritv to
appoint his own secretary, and the
association will be made up of dele
gates from the various commercial
bodies in the districts traversed by
the highway, and others interested in
Frank B. Riley, vice-president of the
Pacific Highway association for Ore
gon; L. M. Lepper, president of the
Consolidated East Side clubs of Port
land; B. T. McBain, president of the
Oregon City Commercial club; P. D.
Newell, of Jennings Lodge; T. W. Sul
livan, of Oregon City; J. J. Gibney, of
Woodburn; A. King Wilson, of Oswe
go; W. H. Bair, of Canby; Thomas F.
Ryan, of Salem; County Judge H. S.
Anderson, and Judge Grant B. Dimick,
of Oregon City, were among the
speakers. All of them made stirring
talks favoring the construction of per
manent hard-surfaced highways along
Wants Definite Dope.
Judge Ryan urged the adoption of
a definite route, in order to present
the matter feasibly to the State High
"The money of the state will be
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Special Premiums for Red Trading Stamps
SUITS WORTH FROM $15.00 to $23.00
ADAMS DEPARTMENT STORE
OREGON CITY'S BUSY STORE
Christmas Bargains in all
Brotherhood Will Show
Kiddies Real Christmas
Santa Claus This Year
To the little kiddies of Oregon City
Santa' Claus will come this year
through the efforts of the Brother
hood of the Episcopal cnurch. Christ
mas toys, nuts and candies are going
to be distributed in profusion among
the youngsters whose parents are in
less fortunate circumstances and are
not able to give the children the
Christmas that they have dreamed
about ever since the first day of De
cember. The several orders of the city are
planning to cooperate with the broth
erhood in this undertaking and to
have little celebrations of their own.
It is possible that the Elks will round
up all of the youngsters that they can
find and show them the picture of
Santa Claus coming down a real
chimney and filling up with presents
a real Christmas tree.
Mo.ose Busy, Too.
The Loyal Order of Moose, too, haa
plans for the entertainment for the
children. The Moose are planning to
assist the brotherhood in every pos
sible way and the organization will
attend the evening services of the
church Sunday night in a body. But
the plan of all of the forces that are
working for a better Christmas for
the children is to give the families
what is most needed. In some cas,
back rent is paid. In others, wood is
bought ,the medical bills erased off of
the books, and other things that touch
at the vital needs of the families are
Each case that is brought to the at
tention of the committee of the broth
erhood is given the- attention that it
deserves in order to get a true under
SALOON MEN HELD
Chris and Mack Zack, of the Hub
saloon, were acquitted Friday morn
ing by the municipal court ' on a
charge of selling liquor to an intoxi
The complaint charged that the sa
loon men sold drinks to William Blair
on December 10, when the latter was
intoxicated. They were arrested the
following day by Chief of Police I'd
Shaw and brought before the court
Friday morning at 10 o'clock.
standing of the real conditions. The
aim of the organizations is to make
this Christmas a merry one for all of
the youngsters and older persons of
the city whose fortunes the past year
have been set back and who have had
troubles that have left them injinan
cial straights. The organizations
have taken the pains to see that the
reports as they come in. are prompt
ly and carefully checked up and that
the ral needs are known.
-To- Know Poor.
Through Rev. C. W. Robinson, let
ters have been sent to all of the car
riers, druggists, doctors, and others
who come in contact with the poor of
the city and who would know of the
conditions where a little help at this
period of the year would encourage
the families' for a new start on the
opening of another.
The pastor believes that his organ
ization has worked out plans that wil!
make merry the cheerless homes in
the city where Christmas will other
wise mean but little and where the
children dream of a Santa in white
fur and red suit but may not sse him
unless such an organization takes his
place with them. ' "
But the vital aim of the workura is
to get at the immediate needs of the
families. They want to know all to
whom this help should come and at
once get their committees out on an
investigation of the actual conditions.
When these conditions are reported,
the needs are met. The workers war't
to join in the effort to make Christ
mas mean something to the poor of
MONA LISA FOUNTD IN ITALY
FLORENCE, Italy, Dec. 12. "Mona
Lisa," Leonardo da Vinci's great
painting, which was stolen from the
Louvre in Paris more than two years
ago, has been found. It is now in the
hands of the Italian authorities and
will be returned to France.
"Mona Lisa," or "LaJoconde," as it
is more popularly known, the most
celebrated portrait of a woman ever
painted, has been the object of ex
haustive search in all quarters of the
globe. The mystery of its abstrac
tion from the Louvre, its great intrin
sic value and the strange fascination
of the smile of the woman is por
trayed a mod-", Lisa, del Giocondo,
the wife of a wealthy Florentine
have combined to keep alive interest
in its recovery.
S A IF ID
DECLARES SALOONS MUST KEEP
WITHIN LAW DURING LAST
ALL CELEBRATIONS WILL BE BARRED
Proposes to- Arrest Drunks Even at
Last Minute Bars May Remain
Open, and Determines to
Insist Upon Order
"The saloon business in Oregon
City is going to end with quiet and
order." This was the" statement of
Chief of Police Ed Shaw Friday, to a
representative of the Morning Enter
prise. "Although there are but a few days
more of the liquor business in Ore?
gon City, I am going to see to it that
those few days areorderlv and quiet.
There has been some talk that the
end of the saloons in this city would
be celebrated by many persons. I
have heard it said that some are go
ing to get 'gloriously drunk' for the
last time, but if any one carries out
this threat they will be placed in the
city jail. -
"I suppose that during the last fev.'
days there will be liquor sales of ev
ery kind and that every inducement
will be made by the saloon keepers to
unload their stock on tne people ol
"Even if I am forced to secure ex
tra policemen or put those I have now
on longer hours, I am going to protect
the citizens of Oregon City from any
'drunk' for the next 19 days in Ihe
same way that I have in the past. My
action in arresting Chis and Mack
Zack shows my attitude in this direc
tion, although they were not con
victed for lack of evidence.
FOR NEW ROAD
ENTHUSIAM IS SHOWN AT MASS
MEETING AND NO OPPO
- SITION DEVELOPES
DELEGATION GOES WITH TCTITION
Many Business Men Sign Request for
Franchise for Company on "
County Highway Hear
ing December 24
With a petition, signed by more
than 200 Sandy persons and accom
panied by a committee of three lead
ing business men and property owners
of the town, the promoters of the new
Sandy railroad appeared before the
Clackamas county court Friday after
noon and spent the greater part of the
afternoon discussing the matter with
At a meeting of the city council of
Sandy, held Thursday evening, the
boosters of the new line explained the
plan of- the new road. Two hundred
spectators crowded the room and the
wildest enthusiasm was shown. A
vote was taken at which all opposed
to the construction of the line we're
asked to stand. Not one stood. Ev
ery person present signed the petition
and the business men of the town of
fered their support in every- way for
the new enterprise.
Three business men were delegated
to appear before the county court to
represent the city of Sandy.
!'If we can secure the franchise, the
road will be in operation by the mid
dle of June, that is providing the con
dition of the weather is such that we
can work Farch and April," said one
of the promoters Friday Jto a repre
sentative of the Enterprise. "Once
we had started construction, the build
ins of the line would be rushed and an
active operation in time to haul out
the wood," lumber and ties cut during
the summer months."
The matter will probably be brought
before the commissioners again on
December 24, the next time that body
meets. A definite, written franchise
will then be brought before the court
and it is probable that final judgment
will be passed. ,
Women and Girls
Over 18 Years Old
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Oregon City Woolen
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','v- HARRIS' GROCERY
Minors Puff and Blow
Tobacco Sold to Them
In Violation of Law
Somewhere in Oregon City there is
a store which is selling, tobacco to
boys under 18 years, in direct opposi
tion to the state law. This law pro
hibits the sale of toby:co to boys and
has for its penalty a fine of from five
Every day an observing person can
notice boys still in their " 'teens' with
a cigarette in their mouth. They are
everywhere on the main streets and
in the hill section. On every hand, in
every part of the city, and at almost
any time they can be seen. Big hoys
and little boys, tall boys and short
boys; boys that should be in school
or at work all with the cigarette,
buffing and blowing and with his
chest swelled out he walks down the
street with a swing that declares to
the passing crowd that he is almost
Oregon City is not alone with this
curse. Gladstone, too, has its little
boys with their big man ways. In CTe
A CITY HALL
WEST LINN HAS AMBITIOUS
PLANS FOR BUILDING IT
WILL ERECT SOON'
TO BE CIVIC AND SOCIAL CENTER
Gathering of All Kinds Will be Held
There as Well as All Sessions
of the Council To be
A new and up-to-date city, hall fof
West Linn is one of the plans of the
West Side Improvement club.
- Through the efforts of the club, the
Moody Investment company has offer
ed four lots on Broadway, which is
close to the approach to the suspen
sion bridge and in the center of the
city. Plans have not been drawn but
the club favors a two-story building
about 50 by 100 feet.
The first floor would probably be
Gifts for Young Girls
Bow Pins 25c to 75c.
; 25c, 50c and up.
Enamel Bird Pins 25c.
Pearl Beads 25c to $3.50.
Bracelets gold bands -
$1.50 and up.
Pendants and Chains
50c to $3.50.
Gifts for Men and Boys
Scarf Pins 25c to $1.00.
Cuff Links 25c to $1.00.
Mother of Pearl, for soft
cuffs, 25c to 75c.
Links and Stud Sets for evening
Tie Clasps gold and silver
25c to 75c.
neighborhood to north there are boys
in the grammar school, who have the
habit and who take pride in exhibit
ing the fact that they are rapidly
growing into manhood.
Superintendent Fred J. Tooze, who
is in close touch with the subject,
acknowledges that school boys smoke.
He says: "The school regulations pro
hibit a boy who smokes from repre
senting the school in athletics and
also states that smoking shall not be
allowed on the school grounds, but
beyond this we are helpless. I know
that the boys smoke and I know that
it is almost impossible to prevent It."
This i3 the opinion of a man who is
in charge of about 1750 children.
The state law prohibits the sale of
tobacco to boys under 18 years of
age and provides a fine ranging from
five to $50. It is evident that some
store in this city or in Gladstone is
selling to young boys in direct opposi
tion to the state law.
devoted to the offices of the city and
the second for a hall. This large
room would be used for meetings of
the council, the improvement club or
for social gatherings. It is planned
to make the structure modern in ev
ery respect and to finish the interior
in a way that "would show our neigh
bor towns a few things in city halls,"
according to one member.
A new city hall is considered by the
club one of the first things that the
new city of "power, payroll and pros
perity" needs and"will probably be the
first public building to be erected.
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
Chri&mas Gifts for Every Purse
in the Little Paris Shop
Everybody likes luxuries especially as Christmas gifts.
Choose a pretty novelty a piece of Merite jewelry and
you will give joy and pleasure with your gift. To help
you make yourjselections we have made a list of gifts
appropriate for different people. Run through them
and you'll find a suggestion for each friend you want to
Appropriate Gifts for
Gold Bead Necklaces '
$2.00 to $4.00.
Collar Sets three pins 25c up.
Brooches 25c to $1.75.
Lockets and Chains holding two
pictures $1.50 to $5.00.
Bar Pins and Hat Pins
25c to $3.00.
Silk Soutoirs for lorgnettes or
watches 50c to $3.00. .
For the Children.
Baby Pin Sets 50c and up.
Bib Holder $1,00 to $2.00. .
Locket and Chain $1.00 to $2.00.
Bracelets 50c and $1.00.
Cuff Pin Sets 10c to $1.00.
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ADDITION OF WOMEN VOTES RE
QUIRES REDUCTION IN SIZE
POLLING PLACES MAY BE DOUBLED
Oregon City Will Possibly Have Seven
Sections Instead of Four and
the Other Towns in
Before the county court is through
with its work, there will-be nearly 88
voting precincts in the county as
against 44 at present.
All day Friday the court was busy
with its work of redistricting the"
county for voting purposes in accord
ance with the provisions of the state"
law that require a precinct for every .
300 voters. As the lines : are now
drawn, the voters in many of the pre
cincts number 300 or more and the ad
dition of the women's vote will make
a large per centage of them run over
that number at the next election.
In view of the provisions of ' the
statute, the court has decided to draw
the lines and establish a new set of
polling places for elections. Thes
lines in most of the precincts will be
changed and the polling places will
probably not be as they were. The
growth of the county since the last
lines were drawn and the addition of
the women's vote by the granting of
the right of suffrage to them has been
responsible for this change.
As an example of how the redistrict
ing will work out, Oregon City will
probably have seven polling places,
Gladstone three instead of one, Esta
cada two instead of one, Sapdy two
as against one, and the others in pro
portion. Oregon City now has four
places for county and state elections
but the precinct lines for these will be
altered by the court.
It is probable that the work will
take another day as none of the lines
were definitely fixed by the court and
have been tentatively drawn for refer
ence in working out the problem.
Matters of general routine also at
tracted the attention of the court.
Oregon's winter weather isn't al
ways altogether enjoyable, but it is
so much worse in many other places
that we have no good reason to complain.
OREGON CITY, ORE.