Oregon courier. (Oregon City, Clackamas County, Or.) 188?-1896, January 31, 1890, Image 2

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    Ore.en City, Jan. SI, lS'.M).
Bkcausk we admit hides (rue of duty,
American boots and shoes are Hulil in
England and Franco in successful com
petition with liko articled manufactured
there at what tlio protectionists call
"pauper waifos,"
No one should fail to al(rn hi ''-' to a
copy of the remonstrance against tlic
county road railroad frunchlso asked from
the county court bv Mess". Drake and Bar
low. All tlio signatures t tlio remon
strance must be placed More tlio county
court next week. The court will convene
In rcgulur session on Februuiy Bill.
Tim democratic party of Oregon is
Justly proud of two democratic ofliee
holders who hare marked their olhcial
career by stern integrity and strict at
tention to duty. They are Governor Pen
noverand United Slates Marshal John
Myors. Both bolonif to the plain people.
Both hold to the axiom, "A public ollice
is a public trust." ,
II. L. Gaiihey, a bed-rock democrat, of
Helena, Mont., said to a friend In Wash
iiton rcccnllv: "There is one tiling
sure, when Montana votes again she will
roll up such a democratic majority that it
will mnkM the (unn who are enitaged in
tlio present conspiracy sick. 1 think the
effect of this slenl of two United Suites
senators will make Montana reliable
democrutic state in Ihe future."
Gov. Mux's last master stroke en
titles him to an honorary membership
of the republican national com
mittve. He has selected as his
nmiilh nrirnn t ho Albany Time,
nwnMil nut I edited bv Thcophilns
C. Calllcot, a professional betrajer of
Ida own partv for years, and an ex-con-vict.
Asa menilier of the New York
assembly in 18M, he sold out to the re
publicans for $1200, ami beinK appointed
two years later by Andy Johnson inter
nal revenue collector for tho third dis
trict of the stale, he was in 1808 con
victed in the United States district court
of helm concerned with others in de
frauding tlio government. His sentence
was a fine of $10,000 and Imprisonment
In tlio Albany penitentiary for two
years. With such a vile tool Gov. Mill
hopes to work his way to tho presiden
tial chair. He can't do that with dem
ocratic votes.
At tlio treat Boston hiin(iict, Mr. Car
negie, the millionaire ruilinuker.a repub
lican protectionist, made a speech in
which he paid cx-Presidcnl Cleveland Ihe
following compliment: "There Is another
suggestion thai comcsto mind. Why not
run our ex president i And I, before the
next time for voting comes around, may
accord him my distinguished support.
Whether he gets that or not, this I de
light in saying, that, in any portion, or
in no position, ex-President Cleveland car
ries with him the genuine respect of all
shades of opinion and nil parties. When
I was at Lucknow I saw the grave of lis
treat defender, and what were tho words
inscribed on that simple stone? They
were his last words: 'I havo tried to do
my duty. I sav, and I am proud lossy
it, I have said it behind his hack, and
everywhere I havo traveled I have said
It; and why cannot I sav It now, those
words are (x-l'rcsldent Cleveland's, and
when he dies he is rightly entitled to
them ho has tried to do hU duty."
A Bi'KKcii delivered in the senate by
Mr. Btewart of Nevada contains the fol
lowing statement of private debts in the
United States, exclusive of the debs of
nilswuiln i i i ii i i m.tt
Debts to other banks. ... .. l,8or,,0S8,K72
Debts to insurance compa
nies, capitalists, etc.... 8,000,000,000
This is an average debt per capita for
a population ot uu.WHJ.uuo or f 111-1.50.
The national, stale and railroad Indebt
ednoss added to this amount would
raise the average to about t.'jOO per coo
ita. The Illinois Bureau of Labor Sta
tistics gives the private mortgage debt
o( thut state as 41fi,HM),(J()n. If tho pri
vnte mortgage debts of Ohio, Indiana,
Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa,
Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado and Da
kota average as much as Illinois, their
combined total would reach $4,100,000
000, thus giving In ten Western states
over half of Mr. Stewart's estimate of
the total indebtedness of the entire
United States to insurance companie
and usurers.
Tiik pension issue is one which the
republicans in congress must meet.. The
Washington correspondent of the Bur
lington (Iowa) Ilnwk'jie, discussing the
question whether the party can win in
1802, says:
"The answer comes from nil over the
country, from every (iriind Army post:
'No I not unless liberal treatment is
given to the veterans of the Union ar
mies. ' It is usoless to disguise this fact.
Through their committee on pensions,
in their national encampments, these
brave fellows have again and again sug
gested certain legislation, which con
gress has again and aguin failed to en
act. They havo never heretofore blamed
the republican party for theso failures.
Now, however, the republican party is
in power in both houses of congress,
and in the While, House, and the sol
diers expect ami demand such legisla-;
tion as they have heretofore recom-1
mended. Some of their leaders do not
ar niiiiiiiliiul with or nn elfort niudx in
nesuuie to say unit unless tiieir wisnes
comply with those wishes, they will ro-1
buke the republican partv with their
ballots In 18!r2." "
Tho Now York Pout comments on this:
"On the other hand, there are plenty of
voter who are so thoroughly disgusted
with the pension extravagance that U.V
are sure to rebuke the piirty if il yield
further to those demand."
r n-.i i i .i .
Dicckmrkk 2,th appeared for the first
time as the day on which Chr.s ii.aa
waa to be celebrated in the list of ho -
day of the church in the year So4
The (.reeks, and particularly Ihe Alex-
lulrians, were opposed to the selec ion
nf tho iluv. In I .nulii nlmitnlti IliA fin!,,
was first recognized in .'(70 and in Alex
. . i o-Vi .. i :.. A i I
andria in 411 ; notwithstanding great
confusion existed until the middle of
the sixth century. Some congregations
celebrated tlio birth and baptism of
Jesus on January 0th. others separate,
i.e., the one on tho 2otli of December
and the other on January (ith. The Em
peror Justinian made nn end to the
confusion. He issued an edict in the
year 5-V) deciding '.hat on December 2itk
the birth should be celebrated and on
January (Ith the baptism. The Rus
sian oiiserve Christinas also on Decem
ber &th, but, as they compute their
year according to the stvle of Julius
Caesar, with them the feast fulls 12
day later. If President Harrison were
to issue proclamations in regard to
Christmas and Epiphany, we would
think the world had turned back In its
orbit. The time is past when the the
ology of the citizens worried the author
ities more than tangible interests.
Boodle pensions, tsrills, subsidies ami
spoil of ollice now engross the atten
tion of those foremost in place and
power. I
Tlia New York World Is an organ of
Gov. Hill and therefore naturally hostile
to tlio reform wing of the democracy rep
resented by such men as Mr. Cleveland
and Mr. Brice, the laller tlio new sena
tor from Ohio, w by llie urrguimm rel
ishes the attack of tho Worlil on Sena
tor Brice consequently explain itself.
Those who pin their faith to the "great
daily'" contention that Culvin Brice
bought his senatorial seat are requesiou
to peruse the following from the St.
1.0UIB lirpwilie, a paper which inccriu;!i
ly a sood authority as the hand-organ
of Joe Hi moil et al. :
"The election of Hon. Calvin 8. Brice
to the Ohio senatorship is directly due
to the bitter fight made on hi in by tho
enemies of Mr. Cleveland and the op
ponent of luriir reform. Mr. Hrlce s
prominence in the campaign fought on
the line of Mr. Cleveland's reform mes-
suge made liiin a natural object of re
publican attack aad arrayed against
him the enemies .Mr. neveiunu nau
made in suppressing tha so-called 'Kan-
dull wing' of the deinjcratlc party.
These began to charge at once that Mr.
Brice was buying the senatorship, and
they have reiterated the charge for sev
eral months without producing in Unit
time a shred o( evidence that Mr. Brice
had spent a cent In his campaign. They
have not been able to make even a defi
nite cliargH, and they have done nothing
but ask the public to take on trust their
assumption that because be has money
to bribe with lie is therefore necessarily
a briber. The KrnnUlie. baa been able
to find less real gioiind for scandal in
the Brice campaign ihan In any sena
toriul canvass in Ohio since the limes of
Thiiriiinn and Pendleton. It did not
wish to se Mr. Brice attacked as a cur
ruptionist without cause, and it was
fully aware of the reason of the Aght
made upon him by his leading oppo
nents in New York city aHd Cincinnati.
It accepts his election as an emphatic
repudiution of the go-called 'protection
democracy, ' and it hopes to see Mr.
Brice refute by bis course in the sen
ate the charge that he is 'nothing but a
millionaire.' If he makes a millionaire
senator he will be a failure and a clog
to the democratic party, but he can
show, m Samuel J. Tildeu did, that the
possession of abundant means does not
necessarily nuiko their possessor a plu
tocrat. His work in tho senate is to jus
tify the democrats in Ohio in rallying to
him when he was attacked, repudiating
the charge that ho is a eorruptor of poli
tics and selecting him for the senator
ship above his able competitors (or that
high honor and ureal responsibility."
A Triangular Trkde.
In an article on the subject of "Our
Merchant Murine," David A. Wells
show how the products of our farms
pay for the cotlcouiul other merchandise
we buy from South America. He says:
Wo buy of the Wet-t Indies, Central
and South America great (inutilities of
sugar, coffee, tropical fruits, India rub
ber uiiil tildes, because we cannot pro
duce the commodities at all, or in sulli
cient quantity to meet our demands for
consumption, and can buy them cheaper
of our Southern neighbors than else
where. Under our existing taritf, how
ever, especially our tariff on crude ma-
tenuis entering into our manufactures,
we nre not able to sell in the way of puy'
ment to the producers of sugar, coffee,
fruits, rubber and hides, such products
of our industries as we would like to
dispose of, and which Ihe foreigner do
sires and needs to have, because the lat
ter can buy them cheaper in other coun
tries mainly in Great Britain . Our in
debtedness to. South America for our in
creasing exports is, therefore, settled in
itiiolheiTjiy. l'.nglaiiil pays the bill in
manufucTu4:d promicts, andwe pay Eng-
laini uy tne export to her or our agricul
tural products, cotton, cereals, meats
and the like; and as a matter of fact,
tins rouniiauoiit, unnatural commerce
represents what may he termed a tri
angular voyage. Thus a ship loads at
Kio Janeiro, for example, with coflee for
ew York ; unloads there and reloads
with grain for England ; unloads, there
again and again reloads with English
manufactures for Brazil. And us Eng
lish vessels are cheaper Ihan nnv which
Americans can build or have a right to
own, the hnglish vessels mainly do tlud
"in mm euro mi tne quoins, ami r.ug
lish bankers and capitalists gather ill
the commissions and accruing interest
on the capital employed Or, to piitlhe
case more briefly, 'our exUtimt tariff
gives every foreigner every possible ail
vantage (or buying !mimif;ielureil nnv
ducts in every market of the world other
than our own.
A Patrlotio Negro.
I no following extract from a letter
written to the Boston Intitscriiit bv An
drew J. Chambers, a colored citizen of
Durham, N. Carolina, is respectfully
submitted to the consideration of our re
publican brethren :
I may be wrong in deelariiiL' that
Christianity has no more devoted ad
herents on the globe Ihan are to be
found amonv the while men and women
of the south, and that their humaiiiiv
and religion is a better basis for negro
security tnan any conleinphited legis
lative enactments. When I look at the
number of negro homes in every south
ern community, built by neuro wage
earners ; their numerous churches, built
in good part by southern philanthropy ;
wiiiio Ri-nooi ornament every district,
asylum honor every state, anil every
negro sorrow has a white man's sym
pathy and every negro funeral a white
mourner, and then enter an unequivocal
Potest against the assertion that the
m''ro "U"'', '"'" specie of outlawry
nl tllB bauds of the dominant race at the
?nl'"'. 't "y indicate wafer on the
hmln - When every southern state is
. bearing her legitimate share of national
; hiinjoii of responsibilities, with both
t)l"otie and heroic pride, I may be a
fool for denying that the eruptive fires
I of another rebellion ure smothered in
every southern homo. To plead with
vml n,iriern white men to cease jeering
, cvliatlon of the south, and treat
lt,r, (1t pa.ro.iiingly, but patriotically,
,ay sou l.d senseless, but si' long as 'a
L()I(I Hn,, .notorial attitude toward her
)PHVlliHi wha, BlmrHI1.0 mve . of
lit. t . . , . . . ..
"eiier aui brighter era lor lor all our
mini r i-oncurti among yon while men
must be tho precursor of radical adjust
ment in this country."
The following is a list of letters re
maining in the postothce at Oregon City,
Jan. jo, iM'.m:
Itrnwn, Kile Bnthla, Oharley
linker, Duvo Barine, ( buries
Cheatham, Sammie Jones, J
Lawler, Bill Moore, J M
Mower, William Nichols, I.nella
Oslinrn.r.dna LittleOwens, Chug
Queene'. J II
Smith, Hugh
Scott. Cha
Tiller. A T
Williams. J It
W all, S W
When called
advertised. J,
Standley, W W
Ward. W C
Williams, XV Mr
Wilkenson, William
for please say when
M. Bacon. P. M.
We have s niriv and pottlvp Cure
tor I'HUrrrt. Pinhlberin. i'anki-r Mouth, and
llf-ml-Arlir. Ill Sll l l.i ill s I A I A IlKII KfcMKPl .
A Nual Inbftor five with each hottlp. I'm- il
If yon desire hralth and aweet lin-alli. Trice
50 i-viils. Sold by K. U. CaunVld A l o.
Consolidation of Interests to Pluck Them
Ii Uniting the Tillers of Ihe Soil Into
an Alliance that will Revolution
ize the Country.
The origin of the widespread organi
zation of tho farmers, Bays the Southern
Farm, is found in the operation of three
of tho most powerful and active agen
cies in modern civilization, whose work
Is clearly traceablo in our recent history "T. J" ,n " "', V'e "" .
-railroads, middle men and banks. 1 " Jhc-lt valuable pearl in n.ai.
Alter the war, n spirit of speculation I P.''''l'n- Once a man ha won for
possessed the people. A territory larger I '!l"Ht' ( .t,1,l l!lBr 'I" ullu but
than that of the 13 original state was'l'i"'''" ca'i destroy it; and if once a
populated in half a dozen years, and I ""J11 s'liaracUT it is very dilll-
) ...., i... ., , ,ii,, .,.,,. i cult to build it no again.
laid. The Southern states, a -large oor -
(.. i,t uiti,.i. I.,,. I I....... ,i..vUUi.,i...i ,Mr
their people left destitute, presented mil P" constant principles. Ihe work of
Inviting fluid for adventure. Scheme forming a character is grudiia ; it Is not
for personal and corporate guin miilti-' ?I1B net or occassional ucts that make
.,l..i .l,l,.i,ia ,.,;,,.. ,,.l. !,.(, .l (it un, but our habitual walk in life.
accumulated in 'unprecedented volume!
Congress declared that the national
Jelit should be paid in coin, unless
otherwise provided in the contruct, and
the government started on Ihe road to
resumption : contracting the volu'mo of
currency at every step, enhancing the
value o money and securities, private
as well as public, and lessening the
.i ...I.... i,i... ..r .,7,i.
i'llllC UIO
vutiif i VMiiri miner hi im "in mt f iiiiir
increasing the burdens of debtors and
,l,li,- HiMimiulvt.. ilu. infliieneeim.l
nower of railroads ami banks one con-
trolling the transportation of the coun
try, the other controlling its money.
A year came and went, mn as n-
vale mortgage and municipal bonds In-" m1nilsrHXj'(,rted in life with all ad
creased in number, it required more vantages in Ibeir favor, have failed sim
wheat, more corn, mere collop, more pv on account of lucking this, while
entile, more swine, to meet maim ing others have succeeded in rpite of every
obligations, a (lent coniracieu wnen
wheat wa high, matured when wheat
was low. To illustrate: Tne average
I nice of wheat in 188-5 was lower than it
mil been in 40 years. The uu'ioiial debt,
August 1. 18lio, was nearly 2,H0O,(HKI,.
0o0. We have been paving the princi
pal of Unit debt at the rate of f )U,(KIU,(nKI
a year, beside the annual interest,
which, in tho aggregate, has Minniiiiled
to more than 75 per cent, of tho original
sum. Still, with all that had been paid,
and available cash iu the treasury be
ing reckoned with but little in ire'lhiin
one-third of tho original amount yet un
paid, while it would have required
I ,li(Xi,(H)(),0U0 bushels of wheat in An-
ust, ISO-'), to pay the whole debt, it
would have required nearly as much, or
1,300,1100,1100 bushels, to pay what re
mained to be paid 20 years later, afier
the ptincipul hud been reduced by more
than one-hulf, and when, of principal
und interest, a good deal more than the
whole amount of the original debt
had been puid.
Agriculture had made substantial
progress, the cultivated area had been
greatly enlarged, the number of farms
and their value and product hud been
increased : but estimates, based on the
census report of I Sou, show that during
the oH years following the railroad inter
est increased 1-ilSO per cent, and the
banking interest IM8 per cent., while the
funning interest readied only 252 per
cent .
Railroads hud miido profitable agri
culture possible in tho new states, but
they nnd the elevators and commission
merchants took all the profits. They
divided one haul into three parts, add
ing expense at every change. For ex
ample, grain or other farm produce
shipped from any point in Kansas to
New- York, was billed to a "Missouri
river point" Kansas City, say thence
to Chicago, and (nun thereto ew York ;
a different freight rate ruling between
his profit to.a floniimil figure. And the
power of the railroads to enforce the
rule ot exacting falJ. the tralhi: wil
bear," win ab'8olut.TIh 1882, the mil
roads charged the Kansas farmers 57
cents a bushel to haul their wheat to the
Eastern': seliboard, , -ThiiT".'did not in
clude elevator cliaritOM of fchiindling, nor
the cost of taking the .ivheat from the
fitrniM In Ivitntuw t'itv '.. -
'WhiirtfeMtfimd 'coiiijisnies carried off
lurin products, mid broiiulit back sup
plies, charging own rates for the
service, banks.nn money changer
lent money ttfhe'farinerat rales of in
terest far hIkivh h-irn! rates, and loulmr
kftuu any industry could afford lonufto
pay 10 jiercent, 50 per cent, offei) still
higher, all iiloiit' through a dozen years
after the war. The monetary system oH
the country, like the railroad system,
hail been one-sided, one party in inter
est controlling all charges for use; nnd
thero was no available remedy. With
the full in vulfies of products generally,
the value of a dollar in debt grew cor
respondingly liLdior, and salaries and
public taxes increased every year. The
market value of everything but dollars,
bonds ami mortuages hud fallen. Muni
cipal and private indebtedness, for
which comities, townships, school dis
tricts, and faniH were mortgaged, was
incurred at a time when farm products
were much higher than I hey have been
since. One dollar of derbt then, is two
lollars now, to the man who has to pay
it with products that have depreciated
oo per cent, in value,
Add to these things the vast power of
A combination among stock and gram
dealers and meat packers, beginning al
Chicago, whereby prices of farm pro
ducts were regulated, and you have the
principal features of the situation out o(
which came the rurmer-i movement. In
their life and work separated, so are they
in their business affairs. Their pur
chases are in small quantities usually,
and nt highest retail prices ; while in
business done on u largo scale, large in
terests come underline management and
expenses ure reduced to the minimum.
Ky reason of his isolation and Ihe small-
ness of his individual business, the
farmer found himself paying tribute to
men and corporations ho bud control
of the money and the markets of the
country. It was to remedy these wrongs.
to obtain tbeir just proportion of the
profits arising from their labor, and to
restore themselves to their normal place
among their fellowmen, that farmers
begun and are now conducting the great
est revolution ever peacefully inaugu
W. I). Suit, Druggist, Hippus, Ind., tei
lilies: "I cull recommend Electric Hitters
the very hot remedy. Every bottle
sold has given relief in every case. One
man took six bottles, and was cured of
Kheunintism of lOyeurs' standing." Abru .
hum Harp, druggist, Belleville, Ohio, af
firms: "The best selling medicine I have
ever handled in my 20 years' experience,
is .Electric Bitters.''' Thousand of others
have added llieir le-tinionv, so that the
verdict is unanimous that Electric Bitters
do cure all discuses of the Liver, Kidneys
or Blood. Only a half dollar a bottle al
O. A. Harding's drugstore.
Shiloh's Consimption Cure.
Thin le bf-VOIld miration Hip lm,t ,.
ressfut Conirli .-,Hi-(ot wt- lmrf.f-vvr,fl'a rw
dosea invdrishl)- i-ure die worst en-ts of Coiijth
I'roilll and H-on,-hll w hile It s wonderful IU-
cesa in the cure ol Consumption Is without a
parallel In Iho history of medii-im-. sim-e its
nri iiiseovery K h is mi-ii sold on a K'i irnrile
a trot which nootiir in,-Heine call aland. If
yon have a I'oiiL'h we esi-n -tlv sk von toliv it
Price lUeenls. ."sl.vnls. and II no. II vmir lines I
are ore. I he.-l or lir a ami., ,... shU,,,,', iv I
rous Plaster. Sold by K. U Cunivld ( u.
Good Character.
Tho lolloping address was delivered
before the Young People's Society of
Christian Kndeavor in Beaver Creek by
John S Jones, who wa president of the
society during the past year. The ad
dress i pithy nnd is fully worth a care
ful perusal :
Good character is the crown of life.
It adorns every siluutioii from the poor
1.. ll,u " '"rl" KHl1 fhiiracter is to
live according to constant habits based
Character cannot be formed in
a mo
ment us a prize is drawn in a lottery,
nnd it cannot be brought into perfection
in a few hours "like the mushroom.
Good character is of very slow growth,
but nevertheless sure and solid as a
rork. It is by perseverance alone we
can lay hold of this valuable pearl,
therefore it is of the greatest moment
t bat we nav due regain to ine impor-
, . , , , -
tance of forming a good character. Of
what benelil are all oilier miiigs wiiii
out good character?
How worthless a
man -is without this, lie iiiuy nave
wealth. b:u this ill not furnish him
! rial enjoyment or respect if without a
i.i.:. .... I, iu . .
i,u,i ,.i,,u. u.r nneeivils in life. Thou
noon eoiirjo i.r. . .............. .......
disadvantage by the help and Influence
uf a good character.
Youth Is the time to form a good
character; as the child is, will be the
man. A man may be poor; he may not
bo learned nor talented ; still, if he bus a
good character his inlluence for good
wherever he turns is great. Men of
good character are tho strength uf so
ciety and.! he real founders o( the great
ness of 'every civilized nation. The
strength, industry and civilization of
every kingdom depend entirely upon
tlio personal character of each of its sub
ject Individually. This is the founda
tion upon' which the safety and success
of every country rest.
What constitute the good character
of a country? Tho morality and religion
of its inhabitants. Then if our character
is good we raise the morality of the
place we live in. A man's moral char
ucter is Ids only real property ; and since
it is of sititi importance, we should be j
very careiut not to injure it. nils is tne
only profisriv transferable to another
world. Vhi)o we must leave every
thing else behind, our character will
follow us;
This ia the standard by which we shall
stand, approved or not approved before
God amen and amen.
Mr, Win. Phillips' Opinion.
Clackamas, January 25, 18!)0.
Editor Coi-hikk: The sentiment of
nine-tenths of the people nf this part
of the county seems lo be adverse to the
motor line fninchUe as sought to be ob
tained fruui the county, believing the
county court has no right to grunt spec
ial privileges to private parties on the
public highway. Even if they hud, it
would be a great inconvenience to pub
lic travel. "The county may grant a
charter to turn a common road into a
toll road when nil have an equal chance.
but a railroad is a special privilege and
lril!nt. Vtftjdby the s pi rjt of
I So, alsii, isijTBIE Ette of t
our insti-
of the Clack
amas river comrcied. Under thut
franchise none but those w ho own the
franchise can flout logs down that
stream without paying for the privilege,
while, as 1 understand, other floating
property c unes free. If the company had
obtained a charter from the county to
open the river for common floating or
rowing purposes, from it mouth to the
mountains, to be kept in good repair the
year round, then they should be allowed
to collect reasonable toll on all prop
erty floated thereon, But these special
privileges are a nuisance.
(so, also, waa and is the building of
the Oregon City bridge condemned.
1'tTblic travel did not call for the build
ing of that bridge, without which the
county court had no right to appropriate
one dollar thereto. It was built, as
many people in this part of the county
believe, for speculative purposes, and
without constitutional or other legal
Wttrraiit."But ns the tendency of our
government, from tho actions of c n-
gress to those of a county commission
ers' court, is toward centralization, the
people should not hesitate to throw on
the breaK ut once lest worse conditions
follow. Wm. Phillips
It is a fact which Mr. Phillip may
Dot know that tboro is moro truVf.1 nvur
' H, K, , .... , 11.. CI... tl
,., vn j mini uui (III V
other bridge in Clackamas) county. Ed.)
Iteport of school taught at Million
district No, St, for the month endiiq
January 21, 1890: Number duvs school
open 1!), days attendance days
absence 141,'j, boys enrolled 19, girls
enrolled 14, total enrolled 3-', average
daily attendance 2a, number limes
tardy It), number neither absent nor
tardy 1, I. e. Mabel llobbs. Visitors:
Mrs. Iluhbi, Mrs. Howard, Messrs. K.
A. Bounds. G. F. Ball, J . Gillett. U. G.
Kellogg, Vv. Fletcher, Misses Eliza
.Uiilvuma. .Nora Gordon und Bertha Al
bright uf Uickama county, and J. T,
Francis of Washington county.
,, 85. A. HuaiiEs, Teacher.
Mr. Wallace, the merchant at this
place, had the misfortune to lose a cow
by death hut week.
Some of our citizens have the erinoe:
some inn innuenza.
Juhn Darhall. Jr.. has been very sick
uiu is convalescent.
Griimlmii iVursham was reported dan
gerously ill. last Saturday morning.
Deep sirow is reported in many part
of Ihe state but our burg i blessed with
wind and rain instead.
It is the intention to have a spelling
school ut the Hchoohouse on Thursday
night, January 30. .
Children Kitveil fnitn ftvre Sleknesa.
Dr. Hidden: I notice by the papers that
you arc placing your valuable Ethereal
Cough Svrup liefore the public. It is a
charitable ait. I have used it in my
family formally years, lo my satisfaction.
I believe the use of it in time, to my chil
dren, has saved them from sickness.
H. B. Lank.
Large size $1.00, small 50 cent. For sale
by G. A Murding;, druggist.
IIioiii.axd, January 26, '90,
Notice is hereby iriven to all the peo
ple of Highland, Or., thai, II tleywant
ihe pos'i.llii e loiter ihan June JO, 18110,
tie y must Hud lliem-elves a m-w post
inasieror lii' poM. thee will be discon
tinued, f,r Ihtir .. hi jK.slina7.ter ha re
sigi.cd. .is I i st.ildislieii this olfiee and
taken care l it 'M years. I think I
mL-lil h.,.f . I Yfnr Tnilv. i
G. Wallah. P. M 1
Poland Criticism of the Scheme by a
Molalla Farmer.
Moi.ai.La, Or., Jan. 2T, 1800.
Mil, Epitoii: As It Is not often thut I
take the liberty of trespassing on your
valuable space, you will perhaps overlook
this encroachment.
I have taken the CoiliiKii ever since it
made it advent among us, and believe
that it upholds the luleresls of the people
iu its poll I ical views, and also In the
financial u Hairs of our slide und county.
I hope it will not flutter ynu if I cull It by
the name lo which it Is justly eulilled
a clean dcniocnitic paper, working for the
interests of the laboring i las-es ul large.
I am plea-eil to note Ihe II nil stand the
CouiiiKK has taken for the rights of the
people In regard to the frachise asked for,
viz.: the right lo locale and build mil
rouds and operate the same over county
rouds and bridges in Clackamas county.
The (Irst thought that struck me, after a
careful perusul of Ihe petition Tor this
right, was, "IV yoilt, ulitit thtrk!" As I
am somewhat slow lo understand, I lake
the lilierly to propose a few qiie-lions
which I am unable to answer sittUfucto
r ii y to myself, viewing them from the
standpoint of the greatest good lo the
greatest number.
1st. How can a one-horse railroad, like
the one contemplated, hope or expect to
have any net earning lo pay into Ihe
Clackumus county treasury, when we con-
1 ",dt'r lci inai uiey nave a rival rouie
i - or ..........
! tdr proposed route, and it a thiough
; '"e' havinu direct connecliou with the
, .1,1
SO. lll.n l.llf,. ICIIillllb nuulU Vf.'.-n.
II l us county deriva us lior share, of net
earnings at a 3jj' per cent, dividend, ink
ing as a basis for calculation the amount
of money derived bv the stale annually
from Goldsmith & Co. us its share of
dividends for Ihe series of years since it
so generously as-istcil in building ihe
locks al Oregon City? And I willi.sk
your readers if this is not a good lia-is
for calculating? If our slate olllcials,
with the authority of the stale of Oregon
to buck llieiu, Collected the enormous sum
i f perhaps $500 as her share of 10 per
cent, dividend for a long series of years,
how could we expect us small a corpo
rate body as Clackamas county lo success
fully cope with a corporation that may
shortly become more powerful than Hold
smith & Co. ever nil?
I say more powerful than Goldsmith ii
Co., and why r Is it not only possible,
bin quite probable, thut such rights a
arc asked for by petitioners would be
transferred, perhaps, to some through line
of railroad V and, then, I ask, how much
revenue would Cluckumus county derive
as her share of thedivyr Would it not
be selling our birthright for a mess of
But I cannot bring myself to believe
even for u moment that our honorable
county court would ever think of grant
ing such a right in opposition lo public
sentiment auii the wishes of neiuly nil the
people whose servants they are.
John Evuuii.uit.
Are itones Alive?
E. D. Walker, the scientist and writer,
wrote on this interesting topic in 1S87:
"We generally think uf minerals as dead
lumps of inactive matter. But Ihey nitty
truthfully be said lo be alive, creatures
of vital pulsations and separated into in
dividuals as distinct as the pines in a for
est or tigers in a jungle. The disposi
tion of cry-tulsare on diverse us those of
animals. They throb with unseen cur
rents of energy. They a row in size as
long as they have opportunity. They can
be killed, too, though not as easily as an
oak or a dog. A stroilg electric current
discharged through a crystal will do
jjonjjjose it very rapidly if il be of soft
ually disintegrate in the reverse order to
Its growth, until the pour thing lies a
dead, shapeless ruin. It is true the crys
tal's life is unlike thai uf higher crea
ture. But the differences between veg
etable and animal life is no greater than
that between mineral and vegetable life
Linnaeus, the gre it Swedish naturalist,
defined the three great kingdoms by sav
ing: 'Stones grow, plants grow and feel,
animals grow and foel and move.' "
Grand Kemoval 8ale.
Charman & Co., City Drug Store, ex
pect to move into tl.o corner store of
Charman Bros.' new block about Feb
ruary 15th, and until that time
Drugs, IVnts, Oils, Glass, Hair
Brushes, Stationery, Honey Purses,
Knives, Looking Glasses, Spoons and
Family Keeipes, at greatly reduced
rate. Call and get our pi ices.
Eight per cent, and tuxes That is
what all other eight per cent advertisers
mean, ns you find op applying. I have
tlOO.OOO available. Long loans preferred.
l nave also money to lend at ten per
cunt, straight, uonic and see me
W. C. JollXSON
The Bust Salve in the world for Cuts,
nruises, Sores, ulcers, salt Kheiim
Fever Sores, Tetter, (-'hupped Hands,
Chilblains, Corn1, and nil Skin Kriiitlnna. und
positively eurei l'llea, or no puy req-ilreil. It ia
iruHranteei! tn give perfect aatiafuctiun,
money refunded. Price iicenli per box. For
uiu by u. A. Harding.
ludlapunaulplv to the Toilet,
Carby's Prophylactic Fluid cures
chafing, eruptions and inliammatioii of
all kinds; cures inflamed or sore eyes;
relieves pains from biles or stings of in
sect nnd sore feet; destroys all taint of
perspiration or otlcnsive smell Iroui l ie
feet or any partuf the body ; cleanses and
whiten the skin. Used as n dentifrice
it purifies the breath ; preserves the
teeth and cures toothache, sore tonus
am! canker.
Join L. C. Heudrlcliaou'a Wutrh club. '
A 170 watch for $U0 on payments of
si per week, these wutcujsure not es
pecially made tor club purposes but are
from our own st-nk. He positively
guitrautee them first-class in every par
ticular. Fouts A Fuchs agents for Ore
gon City of L. C. Ilendrichsou. Mi) Kir.-t
Street, Portland.
ruturbaara of the Heart.
Heart disease is like an assassin.
which creeps upon you in the dark and
strike yon unaware. Therefore, do not
overlook any uneasiness in the r. gio , of
the heart or disturbance iu itn a.-lioti,
but at once take l. Flint's Kemkov.
Descriptive treatise with each hi, tile:
or, address Mack Drug Co., X. Y.
"Another wondorful discovery ha been made
and that too by a lady In thla ctuinty. Piease
fastened Its clutches upon her and for v,-n
Tears ahe with.to.id Us eerereM testa, but her
vital organi were undermine! and death seemed
Imminent. For three montha ahe i-nurdied in
eeaaaally. aud ronM not aleep. She bou-ht nf
na bottle of Dr. King a New Placnvery tor
Consumption and waa so much relieved nn
taking Drat dm thai ahe alept all night and
wllh one bottle has been mlrai n'ouslr eureil.
tier name Is Mrs. Luther l.uii " Thus write
C. lUmrick A Co.. of Shelby. N. r ., t
re trial bottle at G A. H irdins's ilnig d.-re.
Children Cry for
Pitcher's Castorla.
.... ,.
tor Infants and Children.
CiutorUiaso wolf adapted toehlldrtn that I Castaria cares Colle, Constipation,
I nnwiniiH-ml it as superior to any proscription I g2,ur mch, Ulsrrhais, KrucUiilim,
111 So. Oxford 81, Urooklyo, M. T. WUfcosl Injurious medication.
Tun CasTAua Compasy, 77 Murray Biota, N. 1 .
c um across the oiih.h.
ly rock, anil liy lift, anil runnel, by numb, and
iiio hI'iw, ami uumi'd,
Us wuii itli hn dniia bculclu him, and niarvelad bo
tf-iiie wiia found;
Till Uiu .oiikOi of tha whnto flrren gorgs, aud Iho
Hitiv o'ltff u'Biimlnir oil liisll,
Bung ai.d re-echoed wllh liorua and the niualoal
luiiiLltis ury,
And IK- lamiiilH broke out of Ihe oovor, all baying
touMiiier In tniT,
And Hid i,re untuns imnting before them, along up
Hid Ihh'ii, i1uw-t uwii ;
And a Uny nf bmklncd virylua, dove-breafted,
broke fr, m the bowi-rs,
With antMri- lu f nnl-eri for the hurting, and treaios
liiriic ill ill fliiur:
Their I p . ro-o ruihlj, dmnartud to draw their de-
Ijt It niu lire, tli
For ti;u' ulia-e, mill the ohrer thereof ringing, the
ri'iilme i f deiiuis iloatb ;
T:,uaou buf-d. euseiiy lirtod, tbe pitlleia falreyoe
The 11 wtr-f omIi ell ofte flushed flower-Uao rtaa
lil) , lit b rotw uoiaiiilxoU;
Inn aiiihUr f. tl fl.iiii awlltly, the alight shape)
nt-hii.tf l.ke o't'its,
SYhon the Tiua' iiii b-'cetes of wiuter descend oa
fe'.e miiri-'o uiimd-;
So C o. ,w. t along I ku mulc ; and wildered
At-'A) ll 't ied
Tilt ihe ho I of the uialdtu raugen was loct iu tho
IcbU lig uod.
A Story of Kentucky.
Tn tho month of May, 1864, a boy of
15, with a small bundle under big arm,
niiithc havo been seen walking wearily
over a rough Kentucky road. Hi hair
aa brown, his eyes were gray, and there
w vs a good humored expression on his
broad Celtic fuco, for our horo was an
Irish boy, who bad gone out into the
ivt: r!il to seek his forttiuo.
'Whcro will I sleep to-night?"
1 1 mo ,f h t Pat Roach , for that was bis name,
' LasL uight I slept on the ground, and
UV stifr I was this morning.
At this momont his eye fell upon a
lin go und imposing mansion, on a little
uiiincnco to the right.
' Maybe they'll let me sleep in tho
burn," lie thought, "Anyhow, I'll give
tin m the chance."
I lo turned into the front gate and
wulacd up to the front door and knocked,
for there was no bell.
Tne door was opened by a colored
" Well, child, what do you want?" she
asko.l, not unkindly.
" Can you let mo sleep in the barn?"
asked Put.
"What does the boy want, Chloe?"
ivsked a young lady, who bad just entered
the broad hall,
" He wnnts to sloop in the barn. Miss
The young lady came forward and
looked pleasantly at the boy.
" What is your name ? " she asked.
"Pat Roaoh, Miss."
' Where ore you going ? "
" Haven't you a homo? "
" Yes, MiBs, but there's more of ns
'bin fn.'hcr can keep, and I'm the oldest.
So I'm goin;? out for myjelf."
" Where did yon steep lust night?"
" 0,i the ground."
" I'h.it as a pity. You didn't enjoy
it. did you?"
" NTot much'answoredPnt, shrugging
: i- -houl lers. "But it was oheaper."
' I suppose you haven't much mon
ey ? " sai 1 the young lady; smiling.
"Not a cent, Miss."
" Have you had auy supper?"
" Yes, Miss, I've had a cracker."
" You must still be hungry ? "
" Try me and see," said Pat, drolly.
"I ill," said the young lady, smil
in, "Chloe, take this boy into the
,.1.1'hcn und give him a good supper,"
' And may I sleep in the bain after
ward, Miss?
' No, but you may sleep in the house,
" hv, let him occupy the little bock
im nn on the second floor."
Thank you, Miss," said Pat, grace
fully. " It will be a fine thine: to sleen
ui n rcui oeu aguiu.
Chloe was well disposed to second Iho
lieu- volent intentions of her young mis-
. I . 3 ,f r
:ie s. biie gave rat the best meal he
hud i uten for montliB, and drew out the
i.oy s story, winch Fat was quite ready
to tell. In return she told the boy that
the estate was owned by Mrs. Stanton
urn iter daughter, who were left wealthy
by the Into Mr. Stanton, who had died
lining tho last year. Beside herself
more wns a man-servant, but he was
i.vmg sick with a lever.
' You'd better hire me." suggested
Pat. "while he's sick."
"Y in can't do a man's work, chile."
" Try me and see," said Pat, "I can
at a man's supper, anyhow."
" You're right there, honey," said
Chloe, showing her teeth.
A little after 8 o'clock, Pat, being
fatigued with his long tramp, went to
lu-d and -waa soon taut asleep, Mrs,
Stanton and her daughter sat in a room
oil the second floor, one working and
(lie other reading aloud, when the
daughter approaching the window do
scried to her alarm a company of men,
ten in number, approaching: the houso.
At this time it was not uncommon for
small roving bands, passing themselves
off as Confederute soldier, but really
only robbers, intent upon plunder, to
scour the country, forcing their entrance
into lonely houses, nnd carrying off
whatever of v duo they foujtid.
The bottom has dropped out of the
boom in Seattle and T.ic o n i. Prices are
coming down.
Oregon City Market Report.
Whkat Pcrnn. use. hulk withoul aacka'
Oats 3S: y busliel. with sacks
Fiaivh - Holier, retail, H : cootitry,
Eooa 41V.-
SiTTit ffxtra, coc a mil
Osions le
Vral Te drvsts1
rHtcESXs-iiliiWiyoiingis a doien
Ctrl' On font i',c
Ml'TTOS I.-' !0
8hisL' JJ SOY ttiousaiid.
Lain 10r- (s ihhiiiii.
Iltnrs Green. 4c; dry, Sfi(V y rb; .inr-tliirdoff
loreulled. she-p pelts. 2-Va:v
Hay Timnthv. .ii: cluvcr Hi
Feed Rran. tlj ai; ahorts. n 50; rhoa l
Posa Siilea Hie. houldera Sff loc, haroa lloi
frvsh. V , dressed
Api-lks Per hnt.
Potatoes Per Im. II nt)
Calilai' and onions, lc
KrT.i s ii'as -lo a It.
Iirieu FKCrTs Krsriorsted apples 7c, plums
Tr. prunes s-alia-.peiM-hea lJc
Turkt-Ts l-'se a pound
Chiidren Cryfo
Pitcher's Castoria.
A. K Cuttiti'.', Iho cuiitunkcriiils ed
itor who caused so much trouble be
tween the Unlled Hjule nnd Mexico,
by being arrested for libel nt Kl 1'iisn a
year or two ngo, i- mm in Walla Walla
setting type on a paper.
The following appears In tho M.icleay
column nf the Silvertoii .IihW: Oscar
KolT und Miss Carter (bis mother'
hired girl) eloped lust week und wero
married. They relumed home, and Os
car is sick a bad. y '
200 convii-ls in Ihe On-goii slate peni
tentiary, employed by the Northwestern
Sinve company, of Portland, manufac
tured HO. (!)( sti'Vcs Ihe rmsl year. Tim
company only puys (he state -10 cent
per day for the mi n, nnd ninny of them
are capable of eiirniiiL' from fL' to ff.'l per
day (or the company. The profits on
their stoves is such that it enable them
tn drive oul all competition from tho lo
cal foundries.
Tho Mist ciirrespoioleiit of the St
Helens .Vi'sf draws this peculiar picture
of rustic life: "There passed this place
tnilav B female headed for the source
of the NeliHlem. a female tramp 1(0 day
from AMoriu . She claims to lie a maid.
She is over 51) veins of sue. Her cloth
ing was slightly dilapidated She had
in nxe on her shoulder with a small
bundle hung to it . She hud a boy with
Iter about 13 years old. On acronnt of
the liny some' think ti e maid business
rather thin. She is bunting n timber
claim probably one with a mun on it
would suit her iu-st."
On January 27thone of thcbohlest rob
beries that ever occurred happened in
the Elite fsrn hank in Seattle. A stran
ger entered Ihe place when a union wn
in progress, bet nne dollar nnd lost. He
(here reninint d cntil nil Ihe ocenpsnt
had departed except the denier He then
pulled n revolver on the denh r. nt the
same lime iieniunoing .y.'ou iy in
menacing liu nner the rVnlcr knew he
was not to be tiiflid with cm! (plietly
handed Ihe nn. omit asked for ; the bold
in' ruder then asked for t'il'0. hut nt (hut
moment throe eflicerr-entering mode the
ilcsppriile biehiiiiynian retreat. At Iho
same he lireil nnd moilally wounded
Pick Ii'i'kards. the door keeper of the
bank. He escaped and the police did
not find him cnlil nrt ihiy. when he
was arrested nnd placed in jail.
The I In liiule ill the m ilihiuhoi.d nf
Oram's Pass Is si me'hlng lirrible, the
snow bc'ng -ID feet iln p in some place.
Pri'plc who have lived there Ho years say
tliev never saw it cipuiled. Thctrain Ihut
was blockaded returns to San Finncisco,
und the inoM ii"i rs im k ihe leiimer for
Ui'cgnrr.-' riiirii rtrnTs-TnT fining n blir
btpincss In conH-quciice of tlio snow-'.
Ruin is falling copiously now nl nearly nil
points nloiig Ihe road. 'The great ihimnge
now is from iva-houts, w hicli nn. begin,
ningto manifest their desirueihc quali.
ties. Several bridges mid (resiles fur
south of Ashland arc paid to lie gone,
but (he exact localiiicsare not yet known.
A number of small landslides have oc
cuircd, hul as no trains are moving noth.
ing but Ihe roadbed can he dnuiaged.
Everything about the Southern Pacif.
ic's pro.-peels is simply iii eeilnin. The
ircnieialiiii-i downpour of ruin, augmented
by Ihe inciting mow, is liable to curry
out n Iresih , or precipitate a hii;tblltlc nt
uuv lime.
Absjlutely Pure.
Thin pow ier uivr vnnes. A imirvel of pur
ity, atrclinlli null wholesouienf-ss. More eeoiinm
leul tliiin tlio oriliiuirv kinns, nnd i-fliinot b
.Id iu e"iii)ctliii n wftli the noiiilt denf low-n-st.
ahnrl-iveiirht nlain or pliosplnile powd ra.
Sold 'mli in can. Uwvai. Uaking I'oh dki: Co..
lot; Wall Slreet, New York.
The above bright nnd benernlent face, is Dr.
A. W. Acker, of England, discoverer of the
celebrated Acker's English Remedy for Con
sumption and other popular pn-parationa. Dr.
Acker practised in His ynun;:er daya anmiiK the
middle classes of London, and waa the meaua of
doing great good, but his lu-.ilt'i failed and be
found himself In the- grasp of consuniption, with
a wife and child dependin:; njion hi n for support.
While in this condition, he di ..covered the cele
brated English Remedr. sive-t'hu oru life and
has since aared tne liven of Ihoiisaisla nho wi-re
on tne sure road to death. Any man or xnuia
who feela a ticklm- in Hie H;no,.. win coughs;
espectallr in tlie iminiiu.-. whi rais.. ,nr 'una a
tight feelinx a,-roi t!i chest, wlio has ahnrp
shooting pains 'hiii.rh the tup or ilaHruHr in
brealhing. rr tlu- that tl-ew nre thr drat
tmpiumt of (nri"fiVia whi.-ii. if nssHn-te.1,
are sure to result fatnllv. Iir. A.-kera English
Remedv has cured nvn than one rlnwK.ind per
aone who unqueifUoniihtT had c-t:,mi.,tinn nnd
who were giren up by tbeir frd-nds. Ir mt-rlls
IU popularity and is sold by rep itihle dnigviste
in ererr city and town in America. You ml
nffnrd to be without it.
Fargule by t. . I'cvBel.l A r..m,MI '