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About Morning enterprise. (Oregon City, Or.) 1911-1933 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 18, 1913)
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WEEKLY ENTERPRISE ESTABLISHED 1866.
VOL. VI. No. 142.
MORNING ENTERPRISE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1913.
Per "Week, Ten Cents.
WIDE AWAKE CITY
. Throws Butcher
Knife At Family
WHICH IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OR DO THEY SHARE THE HONOR?
Fills Air And All
Stores Are Busy
WEST LINN HITS
ON RIGHT TRACK
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BUSINESS MEN KNOW MEANING
OF BOOST AND BELIEVElN
STOCK RAISERS AREGREAT HUSTLERS
Pull Together for Community Interest
and Advertise Through New
Just about the livest thiing in Clack
amas county nowadays is the bustling
little city of Molalla. When it comes
to boosting their town and contigu
ous country, the Molalla folks are
unanimously and whole-heartedly in
favor of anything that appeals to them
as having merit and are just as
prompt to turn down a proposition
that is without merit.
Not only the business men but the
well to do stock breeders and ranch-
PAIR COMFORT SHOES
BOX WOOL STOCKINGS
SET OF FURS
BOX OF KNITTING YARN
" GOODS FOR DRESS
WOOL HOUSE DRESS
Big Selection At
Hoe Home of
W pi (
r- Christmas f
Gifts That Mean Something
LL the family will appreciate and enjoy the furni
ture one member receives. The pleasure of the
gift lasts indefinitely. Every one is pleased and
proud. We illustrate some especially attractive articles
for Father, Mother, Sister, Brother each a real gift
that will afford a world of pleasure.
The Hoosier Cabinet, by saving millions of steps
and hours of time, makes cooking easy and pleas-
ant. What present would mother appreciate more?
A luxurious Morris chair, a pretty dressing table, a footstool for
tired feet each will delight indefinitely.
We invite you to call and look over our big stock of handsome,
well-made, worthy gift furniture. .Prices are moderate.
We hold your selection for
Better than Santa Claus, to
ta your house.
ADAMS DEFT STORE
Because he came home intoxicated,
broke up the dishes, and threw a
butcher knife at her, Annette Schroed
er brought suit for divorce in the. cir
cuit court of the county against Con
rad C. Schroeder.
The complaint alleges that he was
accustomed to the excessive use of
liquor and that he frenquently came
home in an intoxicated condition. At
such times, he often lost control of
his temper and once chased the whole
family out of doors at night after they
had gone to bed. He also threatened
to commit suicide in order to annoy
her, she says, and threw the knife at
her, narrowly missing one of the children.
ers of the Molalla district are strong- j
ly embused with the spirit of pro
gressiveness and working shoulder to
shoulder for the good of their com
Live Wires There.
As an illustration of the attitude of
Molallaites toward worthy movements
for the promotioin and exploitatioin of
their resources the readers' tatention
is called to the list of names of those
who are cooperating with the Morn
ing Enterprise in making possible a
Moiaua department 01 ten pages or
more replete with illustrations in the
progress and anniversary number
which this paper will publish in at
tractive magazine form early in Jan
In the January 1912 Entreprise an
nual, Molalla was represented with
two pages, in the January 1913 issue it
was represented with four pages.
Some progress, eh Shows rather
conclusiyely is not only
growing but that the citizens and busi:
ness men are wide-awake to a good
thing. W. H. Dixon of the Enter
prise spent a couple of days at Mo
lalla this week and is decidedly proud
of the showing made in the following
list, especially as the field had been
invaded a few days previously by the
promoter of an alleged special edition
who got nothing more substantial
from Molalla business men than a
courteous hearing and a firm refusal
to switch their patronage from the
List of Names.
The list of Molalla patrons which
follows includes every busiiness firm
in the town except one or two who
were out of town and therefore could
not be seen. Look it over and see,
the live wires who are building up
the Molalla valley and through whose .
r- r . r ill. I ; 1 1 J . '
enorts lvioiaiia is ueiug pusueu mtu
the city class. Here it is:
Molalla State Bank.
W. A. Shaver, stock breeder. ...
Daugherty Bros., seed growers and
F. M. Hendrickson, hardware - and
Geo. H. Gregory, teasel grower, own
er Gregory's Addition.
Geo. V. Adams, prominent rancher.
O. W. Robbins, raiser thoroughbred
L. A. Daugherty, paints and paint
I M. Tolliver, Tolliver's Acres.
Aldref Wall, building contractor.
W. A. Beck & Co., live wire realty
Ferman Company, general mer
chants. W. W. Everhart, livestock breeder
and realty dealer.
Rcbbiins Bros., general merchantss.
L. C. Hubbard, liveryman;
O. K. Cole, garage.
Molalla Music Supply House.
Molalla Lumber & Fuel company.
B. O. Cole, grain and feed.
H .N. Everhart, furniture and under
taking. Wm. Mackrell, harness shop.
Frederich Bros Ice Works.
Before the holidays might be the
better time to swear off.
Christmas Eve delivery.
have our wagon drive up
Miss Vera Maxwell, on the left nd Mrs. Leonard M. Thomas, on lihe right, which Paul Helieu, the famous
French painter of beautiful'wonlen, selects as the most beautiful women of the United States. Helieu declared
many times that Mrs. Thomas was the reiigning beauty of America, but lat est reports from Paris credit him with
now asserting that Miss Maxwell, actress, takes the palm in that respect. While Helieu hasn't said so, he prob
ably mean that the two beauties share the honors.
AMBITIOUS TOWN CETS BEE IN
BONNET FOR OWN SERVICE
DOES NOT LIKE RURAL ROUTE IDEA
Thinks it Has Grown Enough to Get a
System Independent of Oregon
City Many Advantages
To be Gained
CANEMAH, Ore., Dec. IS (Spe
cial to the Enterprise) A movement
is on foot in this city to petition the
department for a Canemah postoffice.
The matter has been brought up at
the meetings of the Canemah Progres
sive league and that body will prob
ably take some step within the next
At the present time the only mail
service for Canemah is the R. F. J
route out of Oregon City although this
town is .almost as large as Willamette
and has more people than Parkplace,
both of which have postoffices.
There are several hundred people
in' Canemah and the nearest postoffice
is Oregon City which is over a mile
away. With the present star route,
there is but one delivery a day. With
a postoffice, it would be possible for
the people to secure mail at almost
any time during the day. Stamps
could be bought and advantage taken
of the parcel post if there were an
office in Canemah, is the argument of
many in the town.
. The matter is still in the formula-
tive stage but action will probably be
taken sometime after the first of the
year. . x
' The Twilight Union Sunday school
is furtering arrangements for an en
tertainment to be given in Twilight
hall Christmas eve. The program
will consist of songs, dialogues and
tableaux. A Christmas tree will also
be a feature of the evening.
The unexpected happens about as
often as the expected fails to.
Women and Girls
Over 18 Years Old
To operate sewing matchines in
Oregon City Woolen
Solid Eye Comfort
W. A. Schilling
Permanently Located At
Wm. Gardiner's '
COURT ASKS PEOPLE
TO TALK EXPENSES
County Judge Anderson has called
the attention of the voters to the fact
that the county budget will be given
a thorough public airing at a meeting
with the taxpayers on December 24.
The budget carries appropriations
totaling nearly, $700,000 and the levy
to meet it will probably be close to 21
mills. The law provides that these
estimates must be published and that
the people must be given a chance to
object to4he county court against the
expenditures that are planned.
Several districts of the county have
voted for school and road taxes in ad
dition to the general levies that will
be made but the court will hear any
objections that are raised to the ex
penditures that Jt hadin .mind when
the budget was prepared.
Following is the statement of the
county judge: "Taxpayers, and all
citizens interested in the welfare of
Clackamas county should remember
that December 24 at 10 o'clock a. m.
is the time to meet and discuss the
tax budget for the year. In the prep"
aration of estimates the county court
has endeavored to comply with the
law of 1913 bearing upon the subject,
which law is in some respects rather
confusing but a fair and open discus
sion of county expenses is invited by
WILLIAM J. KINGSLEY.
Famous ' Handwriting - Expert
Who Figures In Celebrated Cases.
SAY TWO DOCTORS
"I have had at least 10 cases In and
around Oregon City recently.'Dr.
"There are many cases of grip and
of pneumonia in Oregon City. The
other doctors are not required to re
port cases of either disease to me as
county health officer, and, as a result,
I have not the names of cases in Ore
gon City but I am -aware that there
are many here." County Health Offi
cer J. A. Van Brakle.
These are the statements of two
leading physicians of the city when
asked concerning Dr. Norris' state
ment that there was but one case in
As to needed schoolhouses, the tax
payers want them built and paid for
at once, doubtless the better policy.
1913, by American Press Association i
TO BE ENGINEER
MAN KILLED BY FREIGHT IS EX
PERIENCED RAILROAD MAN
AND LEAVES FAMILY
filS ACTION PUZZLES ALL OFFICERS
Cannot Understand Why He Should
Have Taken to the Rods When
He Might Have Secured a
Pass or Seat in Cab
A locomotive engineer, aa"Odd Fel
low, and an experienced railroad man
was James Gillespie, the man who was
killed in the railroad yards near the
Southern Pacific depot Tuesday night.
Letters that were found on the
body after an investigation Wednes
day morning revealed the- fact that
he had been an engineer on the Pacific
& Eastern.. He was probably trying
to make his way south to his wife in
Forest Grove and his father at Med
ford when the accident happened.
The officers who have investigated
the case cannot understand why he
did not get a pass over the road as
even competing lines usually give em
ployes free transportation from one
road to the other. In his pockets were
found several passes but none over
the Southern Pacific.
As a railroad man, he could have
probably ridden in the cab with the
engineer had he -chosen to do so and
the officers are at a loss to know why
he attempted to ride the robs when
he had the opportunity to ride on a
passenger. He was also a member
of the Odd Fellows, at. Eagle Point.
His father, James Gillespie, will ar
rive in the city Thursday morning
while his wife and children are expect-
i ed shortly afterwards. Until that
i time, no funeral arrangements will be
; Gillespie was killed while attempt-
ing to get through under the cara of
freight extra 2539 just as it started
off of the siding in front of the de
pot Tuesday night. His body was
horribly mangled by the train that
passed its entire length over him.
School Program Planned.
The teacher, Mr. Speiss, and the pu
pils of Twilight are planning for a
Christmas tree and interesting pro
gram to be given Friday afternoon.
All the parents and friends of the
school children are invited to attend.
A display of the children's work for
the year will also be on exhibition.
Blessed is the peacemaker, in the
estimation of the chap who is getting
the short end of It.
The world is ever fuller of wonders.
The best that money caw produce.
Always Frsh At
A Kerry 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 ReT. 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 littls and you will hare
double. - : ' . .
With stores decorated in keeping
with the holiday season, the shop win
dows filled heaping full with tempt
ing goods, and the streets crowded
with happy, hurrying people, Oregon
City has entered into the spirit of
Christmas in a way that would , do
credit to a much larger city.
Churches and schools . are prepar
ing programs; various orders and
lodges are planning gifts to the poor
and those in unfortunate circum
stances; stores remain open in the
evenings so as to give those who work
in, the day a chance to shop. The
newspapers are full of Christmas;
ministers preach it in their sermons;
it is the talk on the street and on tne
cars. Everywhere one goes whether
in or around Oregon City he hears
The Moose, the Elks, and the
churcthes are preparing baskets for
the poor. They will be filled with
food and with clothes. In case there
are children in the family, toys and
books will be given and in many
cases candy and other eatables that
delight the heart of the children. Sev
eral churches are planning Christmas
trees to which all the children of the
city are invited. Committees from
these organizations are quietly work
ing with the co-operation of the school
teachers to find the names and ad
dresses of needy families in the city.
If their plans are carried out every
man, woman, and .child will have a
' merry Christmas."
VALIANT HUNTER GETS
BIG SCALP BOUNTY
Eight wild cat and one black wolf
hides were brought into the-office of
W. L. Mulvey, county clerk, Wednes
day by B. C. Palmer who killed them.
He secured a warrant for $21 as
bounty on the hides.
The office seldom receives applica
tion for bounty on the hides of a black
wolf and the hunter trailed the animal
over several miles of snow in tne
mountains to get him. He declared
Wednesday, however, that he would
get a cougar .if he lived long enough
as the county and state pay the higa
est bounty on that hide.
OF SALOON KEEPER
Carl Buse pleaded guilty before the
recorder's court Wednesday morning
on the charge of maintaining a door
leading from his saloon to private
rooms in violation of city ordinance
and was fined $10. '
The arrest was made as a result of
an investigation carried on by Chief
of Police Ed. Shaw Tuesday morning
when he was in search of gambling at
422 Main street and found the doer
which is said to be in violation of the
Sir Days More
are practical as well as ornamental it's supposed to be the proper
thing to take care of your correspondence at your desk, but, somehow
or other it feels better to write a letter on the library table. You can
'spread out" there's more elbow room above, and more kickaround
room below The mwre comfortable you are, the more perfect your
thoughts and the more satisfactory your expressions with the pen.
There is a larger line of library tables here than we really ought
to carry, but we are just like you we can't resist buying when we see
something that enthuses. Price from $4.00 to $20.00.
DECIDES TO BUILD LASTING
ROADWAYS WITH MONEY
IT GETS FROM TAXES
BEING OUT SCENIC MAWS
Boulevards and Paths ; Will Run In
Such a Way as to Show up the
Beauties of the Place to
Paved boulevards, hard surfaced
roadways, and well built paths, so laid
out as to show all the sceniic ad
vantages of the hill back of the town,
are included in the plans for a city
beautiful by the people of West Linn.
The total of taxable property in
West Linin is $2,420,000 ana this city
will receive nearly $20,000 each year
from the county road fund. If cer
tain property in the southeastern part
of the city can be added to the city
tax list, thiis amount will probably
be inicreased $5,000. '
The first step in building this sys
tem of highways would probably be
the paving of the county road from
the west approach of the suspension
bridge to the city line to the north
which would be beyond Bolton. '
Leading back from this central
highway and 'Winding upon the hill un
til the top was reached, there will be .
built highways so arranged as to af
ford an easy grade and at the same
time to give the best view of th eriver -hills
and mountains. These roadways
would connect the city park blocks
and parks which are being planned by
the improvement club. .
With such a combined system of
hard surfaced highways and parks, it
is thought that West Linn can be
made the mecca of Portland automo
bile parties and one of the best drives
in the valley.
The view from West Linin hill in
cludes the low lands on the east side
of the river and the foot hills of the
coast range, which slowly rise into
the tree covered backbone of . the
range. On a clear day several snow
capped mountains are visible from the
hill. ; . .
Work has not been started and def
inite plans have not even been made
although work will probably be under
way soon after the first of the year
if the charter is adopted.
CUTS SOUTH'S QUOTA
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. The Re
publican national committee conclud
ed to night its labor for reform iu
party procedure and launched its cam
paign for a reunion of warring ele
ments by adopting a resolution provid
ing for a radical change in the basis
of representation in national com
mittees which would reduce the quota
of Southern states from 33 to 16 per
cent of the convention's total.
The bride who desires to promise to
"obey" surely loves and has confi
dence in the bridegroom.