MR. HENRY PECK AND HIS FAMILY AFFMRS - By Cross u tee -wE'BeE DM2- MORNING 5 T OREGON CITY, OREGON E. E. BRODIE Entered as second-class matter January 9, 1911, at the postoffice at Oregom City, under the Act of March 2, 1879. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION One year, by mail ' $3.0' J Six months, by mail 1.50 Four months, by mail '. . 1-00 Per week, by carrier .10 The Morning Enterprise carrier boys are instructed to put the papers on the porch or in the mail box. If the carrier does not do this, 'misses you, or neglects getting the paper to you on time, kindly phone the office. This is the only way we can determine whether or not the carriers are following instructions. Phone Main 2 or B-10. CITY OFFICIAL CONSIDERING THE FACT that Oregon City is not afflicted with a paid fire department nor does it have the annual expense of salary and maintenance, the boys who crawl out of bed at all hours of the night and get soaked to the skin in order to save life and property ought to be given better equipment with which to work It is unreasonable to expect men to haul the hose carts through the mud and slush of the streets to an early morning fire. The blaze at the bak ery on the hill Monday morning was an example of the work that the lot of the fireman entails. The mud on Seventh street seemed to be inches deen after a rainy day and night and the members of the companies were expected to haul the carts through that mud for blocks, unroll the heavy reels of hose, and stand in the soaking rain and mist over a hose that was jumping at every pump from the powerful engines at the station. The fact that they did do it speaks well for the department. It shows the interest that the boys have in the welfare of their owTn city and their de votion to the standards of their respective companies. It is more than can be expected of any volunteer department, however, to call upon men who are working through the day, demand that they crawl out of their comfortable beds at an unearthly hour in the morning and fight fire through the rest of the night. There are few of us who would do it but most of that few seems to have gotten into the department. Oregon City needs and needs badly an automobile combination wagon. It should have the proper equipment with which to fight these fires. The present hand carts should be used only as auxiliary plants to the main wagon 'and that should be an automobile equipment. Fire company supply houses are now putting out a truck that carries sev eral hundred feet of hose, a large chemical tank, two or three long and short ladders and other equipment that a fireman needs in cases of emergency. Such a wagon costs about $1000 and would be one of the most potent factors that the city could have in the way of fire prevention. One man could run the machinery to the scene of the fire and the other members of the companies could be on hand at the fire without having to run all over the known earth dragging a heavy hose cart through the mud and slush of the streets after a heavy rain. It. stands to reason, from the past experiences of this city, that there will be a great deal of rain through the winter months." It is not a very bright prospect for the fireman who plans to stand by his post and respond to every alarm that comes in, calling out his company. To have pulled the hook and ladder outfit from Main street to the top . of the hill on such a morning as Monday was, would have been a most dif ficult task. It would have taken a force of men to accomplish, probably a larger force than could be easily gathered together on the short notice that a fireman gets. There are many instances in fire fighting when a long ladder is needed Motherhood Mai Better Equip a Teacher; Education Board Should -Let Down the Bars By Mr. JOHN PURROY MITCHEL, Wife of New York'. Mayor Elect 2 VjriJ 8HE CAN fi 60 THAT SHE OF TEACHING I by American Press ONE'S BUSINESS BUT HER OWN. AS LONG AS AMociation. gH pQgg NQT NEGLECT HER SCHOOL DUTIES I CANNOT; SEE WHAT THE BOARD OF EDUCATION , HAS TO DO WITH IT. TO MY WAY OF THINKING IT IS SIMPLY A PERSONAL MATTER WHETHER SHE IS MARRIED OR SINGLE, AND THE j QUESTION OF j WHETHER SHE GOES ON WITH HER BUSINESS OR NOT CANNOT BE DECIDED BY A"NY BUT THE INDIVIDUAL HER SELF. . Of course it would never do to grant prolonged. aye of absence with t Balary. You could readily see what would happen and what an unlimited FINANCIAL DRAIN it would be on the city. tree's t)o2.j r i weed's ENTERPRISE Editor and Publisher NEWSPAPER. I DO not see why the New York board of education should refuse to take back a "teacher because she is MARRIED OR A MOTHER unless ii can be proved that it interferes with her profession as a teacher. Perhaps we are losing some of our best teachers. MOTHERHOOD MAY BETTER EQUIP A TEACHER. We do not know. The business man can leave his office for prolonged absences because he has to. He may be called to Europe. But that is no reason why the business" cannot go on. He has his affairs go arranged that the business can be carried on in his absence, and so it is with the teacher. ARRANGE HER HOME AFFAIRS CAN ATTEND TO THE BUSINESS CANNOT SEE THAT IT IS ANY MORNING ENTERPRISE, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1913. r1 tDA, WOTS i5A S. f ' ''' '''' '' ' to get to the second or third story of a building and reach the seat of the con flagration. Unless the hose can be directed at the seat of the fire, all of the water in the world will not put it out until the building has been thoroughly drenched. By the time that most fire departments, even in big cities,' can ac complish this, the structure has been so badly damaged as to be beyond re pair The thing for the city to do right here at home is to get a wagon that carries all of the equipment that the laddies need in a hard fight with the' fire demon and that will save them the necessity of lugging the cars all over the town through the mud, except in extreme cases where more hose is needed. In that event, a group can later be sent for the carts on a general alarm. , It seems to the Enterprise that the fire boys who devote their time and attention to fighting conflagrations and who stand out in drenching rains to save life and property ought to be given better equipment than they now have and that the combination wagon is one way to help them along this line. o . . . PAUL HELIEU, the famous painter of beautiful women, has selected two whom he believes to be the most beautiful in the United States. " He has travelled over a greater portion of the United States painting ihe portraits of some of the leading women in social, and political lines in the country. From the mass of information that he has gathered and the women whom he has seen, he believes that Miss Vera Maxwell, an actress, and Mrs. 7,eonard M. Thomas take" the palm in this respect. . Brother Helieu has been unfortunate in his list of feminine acquaintences. Though we shall have to admit that the women whom he has given the lead ing place in feminine beauty are in the highest classes of awards, we cannot understand why they should be given the highest honors among the American beauties that fairly fill the landscape,of the country. There are few men in this country who would agree with the distinguished painter in his selection. They will, generally, admit that he knows a beautiful woman when he sees one but each and every one of them will probably be able to cite other in stances that ought to rank even higher in the classification than the ones whom the foreign artist has chosen. An artist is usually erratic anyway and lose, his mind every time a beautiful woman appears on the scene. In this case, the artist evidently attended one of the Paris theatrical productions when he lost his heart the second time, though he had before loudly proclaimed that no cne in the United States could equal Mrs. Thomas. i It is really too bad, both for Brother Helieu and for his reputation as a judge of beautiful women, that he had never spent a little while in Oregon and in Oregon City. His education might have been materially broadened and he would have been father slow to announce so emphatically that the most beautiful women of the United States live in New York. An artist's educa tion along this line can never been really broad uritil he has seen the women of Oregon and he can never rank very high as aVjudge of feminine beauty until he has lost his heart and mind' frequently to the tharms of the members of the sex who live in this state. Really, we don't think very much of Brother Helieu's selections. We don't deny that they are beautiful women but we cannot concede the point that there are in this commonweaifh women whose pictures would give the distinguished artist complete and lastirTgheart failure and force him to retract everything that fie had ever said aboutNyomen in general. Oregon women are an education and the artist ought toNave the chance to meet a few of them before he goes around shouting the beauties of the women of New York. The first money deposited in a bank may be the first brick in the new t home you've dreamed of. The Bank of Oregon City OLDEST BANK IN CLACKAMAS COUNTY Christmas Shoppe rs Swamp Merchants in v Demands For Goods Never before in the history of the city has the Christmas business in Oregon City exceeded that of this year, in the opinion of the majority of local merchants. Several of the store keepers have looked foreward to a dull season but contrary to their expectations, their stores have been filled to their capa city and the business done across their counters has outdone any previ ous year. It has been found neces sary for the shops to stay open in the evenings to accomadate the throng although the stores are filled as soon as they open. Less business goes to Portland each year, merchants believe. "Oregon City people are beginning to realize that local stores carry stocks that are as DELEGATION PLANS SURPRISE FOR POOR Representatives of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, of the Elks and the Moose - met Monday, night in the rectory of St. Paul's church to. com plete arrangements for the care of the poor of Oregon City Three years ago the brotherhood started this move ment, last November they-were joined by the Elks and t this year by the Moose. - v - Circulars' were sent out . by the rec tor of St. Paul's who with a represen tative of the Elks and Moose looked THE complete and as up-to-date as any in the big city and that prices are just as reasonable," said one prominent citizen Monday. It is probably par tially due to this fact that the year 1913 has seen such a great increase in Christmas trade. The effect of the "shop early" move ment on Oregon City is doubtful. Some are of the opinion that this agi tation merely started the season earlier while others maintain that the effect of the campaign is hardly ap preciable. The stores are crowded from early morning to late at night. Goods of ev ery kind are being bought for presents from furniture to articles of clothing and from candy to kodaks. up the needy. Families were then at the meeting apportioned to the dif ferent organizations. Not only will all the poor children be given toys, candy and nuts, but the older one's will be provided for more substantially. Every effort has been made to locate all poor families. The following met with Mr. Robin son Monday night: Representing the Elks. T. P. Randall, T. W. Bradley, H L. Kelly; the .Moose, Chas. Noble, G. H. Young, C. Reddick, P. Fannican; the Brotherhood, John R. Humphry s, Rev. C. W. Robinson. s m viUh.a mii iw rat. u i FIRE! Is your property properly pro tected from FIRE? If you have no insurance or if it has expired telephone Main 3771 and we will J call on you at once. We will ' look after your Interest. DILLMAN & HOWLAND The Insurance Men (Continued from Page 1). street as rapidly as the city engineer and the city council direct. The im provement that will have to be made there in order to allow wagon space in certain sections after the road is laid will probably cost several thous- and dollars. Though the council does not contemplate that all of this is to be done at once, it does insist that the railroads shall do their share of the work as rapidly aa the city is ready to begm on its portion of the construc tion. Carver Line. . The Carver franchise asks for a right of way through the city on Cen ter street from the north boundary of the city, along the street in a south erly direction to Fifteenth street, thence along that street westerly to Water street to the southerly term inus of the street. The Clackamas Southern on the oth er hand, asks for the franchise on Wa ter street between Twelfth and Four teenth streets. Both have practically the same provisions allowing the con struction of a single or double track on the street, making it unlawful for any person to hinder or obstruct in any way the laying of tracks through the streets of the city given by the provisions of the franchise and pro viding a penalty for-any employe of the railroads who shall abuse passen gers or use any profane language in or about the cars. Construction Time. The Carver line is allowed 90 days in which to begin and 18 months in which to complete the road while the Clackamas Southern expects to begin construction work within 30 days after the franchise is granted. O. E. Eby, attorney for the local company, as serted at the council meeting Monday night that the company would begin construction almost at once and that double tracks would be placed wher ever thpv rnnld hp nlarp! unilov ho "Tfcstms of the franchise that had been gra&Sd. -'' The cifycouncil has the right to re voke the franchises whenever the railroads violate the terms and pro visions that they contain and may do so with short notice. It has also the power to regulate the hours of freight and passenger service and is the arbi ter in all disputes between the two railroads. Common User Clause. The franchises contain a common user clause, allowing either concern the right of way over the property of the other. They also allow the com panies to build a line of poles down the street to carry the electric cur rent for the trains that will pass over the thoroughfares included in the con tract. The property owners along the street have all along objected' to the granting of franchises on the ground that their values would be lowered and that their property would be made worthless. The council has had sev eral conferences with them and heat ed remarks have been passed between the representatives of the taxpayers and the officers of the railroad com panies. The council, however, decid ed that the companies should be giv en the right of way over the street if they would, in return, improve that thoroughfare and keep up with the pace set by the city for the work. The question of the cost of the improve ment was often discussed by the coun cil and the railroads but the compa nies agreed to do as much work as the city would do and to improve the street beyond the outside edge of their tracks. The ordinances are now up to the mayor for his signature and will be come effective as soon as he places his name to the franchises. H Was a Chump. "1 will coufess to you." she said, "that I am older than I look. 1 will be thirty-one my next birthday." ."Really," bp replied. "Hardly any one would guess that you were more than tweuty-uine." "That's the last time." she said when he had departed, "that I'll ever try to be nice to a brute." Chicago Record Herald. ' The classified ad columns of Ths Enterprise satisfy vour wants. lCU.ANEOU5 WANTED, by responsible party A horse weighing about 1000 pounds WE REPAIR ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING MILLER-PARKER COMPANY Next Door to Bonk of Oregon City CUT FLOWERS AND POTTED PLANTS " Also all kinds of Fruit Trees, Roses and Shrubbery for sale at the ? new green houses at Third and Csntsr Streets. Funeral work dene at lowest possible prices. Orders received over phone Main 2511. H. J. BIGGER . ! to use on light delivery wagon 3 days a week for the keep of horse. Call 8-287, or address Box 135 Ore gon City. , FOR RENT. FOR RENT New 6-room house, full basement; $10.00 per, month. Tele - phone Main 2482. FOR RENT One modern 6-room cot tage on 5th and Jefferson Sts. See George Randall 5th and Jefferson Sts. F&R SALE. FOR RENT-.-5-room house, 10 acres, good barn, good garden land, chick en and hog pasture, Clackamas Heights $7.50 per month. John W. Loder, Stevens' Bldg., Oregon City, telephone Main 79, 1934 "or Home B-35. HELGERSON & NASH gasoline wood saw, on corner of Ninth and J. Q. Adams street, City. Telephone Main 1764. A. L. ARMINE supplies wood at $5.00 per cord, green or dry. Addres3 1403 Seventh street, city, or tele phone Main 124. L. AUSTIN, the tailor, for men and women. Suits made to your meas ure, alterations and refitting. Prices reasonable, Room 9, Barclay build ing. NO. 1 DRY CORD WOOD Drop card to W. S. Judd, Oregon City, Oregon, Route No. 6. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR LICENSE Notice is hereby given, that I will at the next regular meeting of city council .apply for a license to sell liquor at my place of business, 714 Main street for a period of six months. L. A. NOBEL. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR LICENSE Notice is hereby given that we will, at the next regular meeting of the city council apply for a license to sell liquor at our place of business, 501 Main street, for a period of three months. HTJNSAKER & TAYLOR. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR LICENSE Notice is hereby given that I will at the next regular meeting of the city council, apply for a license to sell liquor at my place o. business, 619 Main street, for a period of six months. . L. RUCONICH. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR LICENSE Notice is hereby given that I will at : the next regular meeting of the city council, apply for a license to sell liquor at my place of business, : Fourth and Main streets, for a period of three months. A. J. KNIGHTLY. NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the County court of the State of Oregon, for the county of Clack amas. In the matter of the Estate of Elmer Jones, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that the un dersigned has been, by order of the county court of the state of Oregon, for the county of Clackamas, ap- ; pointed executor of the last will and testament of Elmer Jones ; de ceased, by order duly made and en tered on November 21st, 1913. Any and all persons having claims . against said estate are hereby noti- ' f ied to present the same for pay- " ment, duly verified with proper vouchers as by law provided, at the i office of Dimick & Dimick," attor neys at law, Oregon City, Oregon, ' within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice. Dated and first published - No vember 52nd, 1913. ..." CYRUS E. JUDD, Executor of the Last Will - and ' testament of Elmer Jonedj, Deceased DIMICK & DIMICK, i , . .Attorneys- for Executor. ' -- ' D C. LATOURSTTE, Prertt. THE FTLRSTNATIONAL BANK of orcgo? crry, jgon ' ...ri;....;wV,?'MM... .... . , HENRY JR. SAYS NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the County Court of the state of Oregon, for Clackamas county. In the matter of the Estate of Shelby B. Shaver, Deceased. Notice is hereby given to the credit ors of, and all persons interested in, said estate, that the undersigned has been appointed by the above en titled court, administrator of the es tate of Shelby B. Shaver deceased. All persons having claimsv against said estate are hereby required to, present the same, properly verified to the undersigned at Oregon City, Oregon, within six months from the time of first publication of this no tice. GEORGE M. SHAVER, Administrator of the Estate of Shelby B. Shaver, Deceased. CLARENCE L. EATON, Attorney for Administrator. 203-4 Masonic Temple, Oregon City, Oregon. First publication, November 25, 1913. SUMMONS In the Circuit Court of the state of Oregon, for the county of Clack--amas. Antony DeBlanch, Plaintiff, vs. Anna E. DeBlanch, Defendant. To Anna E. DeBlanch; the above named defendant: In the name of the state of Ore gon, you are hereby required to ap pear and answer the complaint filed against you in the above entitled court and cause, on or before the28 day of January, 1914, said date be ing after the expiration of six weeks from the first publication of this summons; if you fail to appear and answer, the plaintiff will apply to the court for the relief demanded in the complaint; towit: For a de cree of divorce forever dissolving the bonds of matrimony now exist ing between plaintiff and defend- ant, on the grounds of cruel and in human treatment and -ulesertion. This summons is published once a week, for six consecutive weeks by - order of theHon. H. S. .- Anderson, judge of the county court of the state of Oregon, for the fifth judicial district. Dated .the 15th day of December. 1913. E. T. REHFIELD, Attorney for Plaintiff, Portland, Ore. Date of first publication, Dec. 16, 1913, Date of last publication, Jan. 26, 1914. NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the County Court of the State of Oregon, for the county of Clack amas. In the matter of the estate of Francis Sales Beck, deceased. Notice is Hereby Given, That the un dersigned, has been, by order of the county court of Clackamas county, Oregon, made an-i; entered Decem ber 8th, 1913, appointed executor of the last will and testament of Fran, cis Sales Beck, deceased. Any and -all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified to present the same, duly verified as by law provided, to tht undersigned executor, at his place of residence, to-wit, on Water street between Ninth and Tenth streets, Oregon -City, Oregon, within six months from the date of this notice. Dated and first published Decem ber 9th, 1913. A. HILLEBRAND, Executor of the Estate of Francis : Sales Beck," Deceased. DIMICK & DIMICK, Attorneys for Executor. WOOD AND COAL OREGON CITY WOOD & FUEL CO. 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