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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1896.
I FIRE, LIFE
Royal of Liverpool ur.tb..i... t. w.na.
Nortli Brittsh & Hercantile-ooo"""" ,B ,he wor,d,
SOU Of L0nd0H-o,dMt Pur, offlea In the world.
tna of Hertford -',",t bw,t
G0Htlll6Btal Of NOW YOrk r America companies
AND OTHER FIRST-CLASS INSURANCE CO
The Tiavelers Insurance Company of Hartford
Largest, oldest and beat noeldent lainraoee company in the world, and .
alio dew a varjr large lira Inaaraava baslueas.
..au ok hi fom annual 49 iumstmu ,
00 TO- G. H. BESTOW k-CO.
DOORS. WINDOV8, MOULDING and BUILDING
LOWEST CASH PRICKS EVSn OFFIRED FOR FIRST-CLASS OOOD8.
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Shop Oppoelte Congregationa Uunreh. Mala street, Oregon City. Oregon
for CHOICE CUTS nd
FETZOLD ft CALC'Q
Seventh Street, Corner of
. Main St., Opposite;
Roomi 76, 77, 79, Drkum
Many of my friends km
trouble to fled me; hence
H. W. JACKOM
MiBttlaiJt and Locksmith,
Bioyclei, Umbrella, Sewing Maehlnei, Guni
and all kinds of small machinery re-
nalnul PpIi.AB mUOUftble
Shoo . di'rait Street. OupotUt Depot
. JAMES MURROW, '
Artistic House Painting
emoved from Holman'i Old Bund to Hex
Door to Couaisa Building on Seventh Street,
Hear itopot, Oregon City, Oregon.
Koblin Livery and Sale Stable
OREGON CITY, OREGON,
Oi ts Street betwaes tha Bridge ana tat.
Double and tingle rigs and saddle hone a
ways on hand at the lowest rates, nd aeorral
aieo connected with the barn lor looee etocM.
T . . - . i h(n.t At BtAf.ll
Any imorDftiiun ins " J
promptly iHcnw w uj .cmm,. k
BOUSES BOOOBT OR SOLO
GEO. A. HARDING,
Standard Pat Medicines.
Paints. OUa and Window Glaai.
PruerlptUmt AmtraUli ComjXKtndtd
Job PriatlBg at the
OCEANS OF CARPET
Quantities equal to every demand, quali
ties that defy adverse criticism, beauti
ful designs that take the eye of a pri
soner; prices that make buyers wonder;
' all these. things and more are presented
to the .vision In our Grand Exposition of
carpet novelties . You can't get off the
floor, and that makes it all important to
have this basis of a room's atttactions a
'triumph' of pleasing possibilities' The
top point of carpet-buying possibilities
is reached in our stock of 60 different
patterns in 6 different materials from
15c per yard .and upwards.
BEL10MY k B USC J I
. ' Leading Agency m
' Clackamas County
SOM, at Commercial Bantj
TENDER JiEVTS go to"- J
Center, on the Hill .
Caufield Block. k
' Oreaoa City, Oraooa
OUR FALL' LINE IS NOW
Gents' natural part wool, at 45c
Gents' Derby ribbed, fleeced, at 50c.
Gents' natural wool, nice sightly goods, 63c.
Switz Conda, famous vicuna rib wool, 95c.
- Gents' fine Australian wool $1.25.
IN LADIES' GOODS WE CARRY A COMPLETE
LINE OF MUSLINS, CELEBRATED RIBBED.
Lot I Natural 25c .
Lot 2 Pearl, 48c.
Lot 3--Silver, 70c . ...
Lot 4 White, 75c.
Lot 5, Lamb's Wool, 98c. r
Ladies' Combination Suits, all grades. Complete lines of
Children's and Infants' Underwear, all at and
below Portland prices.
CAUFIED BLOCK, OREGON CNY.
Steady your nerves, and
perfect jour digestion
by ' using ' bread made
from , our whole wheat
flour. It is made from
the whole wheat berry
except the out side hull,
or bran, which is a woody
substance, irritating and
indigestible. Bread made
from this flour is not so
white as that made from
the pale white roller flour,
but it is far superior for
food as it contains all the
gluten, germ, and ' oily
matter of the wheat and
is much sweeter than
graham or any other
bread r. i.v-.'jtiul
ONCE TRIED ALWAYS USED.
E. E. WILLIAMS,
School Books 1
Our store is a state depository
for school books and we carry in
stock every book used in Clack
amas county and they are sou;
' Our stock of school supplies was
bought in large quantities and
for cash. We can give you
more for your money in SLATES
TABLETS, PENCILS, INK,
and all of this line than you
ever got before. Special prices
We buy and sell second-hand
Huntley's Book Store.
OREGON CITY, OREGON.
r --'7'!- (xn.0 '.
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS,
.. Mill Feed, Lime, Cement
and Land Plaster.
COMPLETE, WE OFFER: I
Kelly vi. McQujln.
H. t. Kelly writes an Open Letter to
Henry Mciugin as follows:
Henry McGugin, Esq 8andy, Ore.
Dear Friend : I have just read your
letter of September 14th, published in
the OoiiBiBK, and to say that I am
surprised is putting it very mildly. Only
last spring you and I and six other
gentlemen represented Clackamas
county at the State Democratic Conven
tion, making a solid delegation of eight
ound money men, and of the entire
jiuinher, you were the strongest for the
gol 1 standard, giving as your reasons the
I depreciation of our currency during the
greenback epoch and also citing Mexico,
Oliina and Japan as examples of "fr. e
coinage." If your arguments were good
then, they are just as good now, hence
the facility with which you have changed
your opinion excites my surprise. I do not
for a moment question your rightoryour
sincerity, but as you have given your
views to the public and in doing so have
passed criticism on the gold sttndard
democrats and imply very strongly they
should support the populit nominated
at Chicago, I take the privilege of an old
friend,' and beg to differ with you, for
the following reasons : 1st. He is not
a democrat. On March 17th, 1896, in
an address at Mt Vernon, Illinois, Mr.
Bryan declared in tliee words, "I am
not a democrat." Further, . he wai
nominated by the populist convention
at St. Louis, and his populism it of such
an exulted quality they dil not even
require any conditions of him. "No
man can serve two masters." A man
can't be a populist and a democrat too,
leastwise he can't and be decent, and if,
by any chance, Mr, Bryan should be
elected, either the democrats or the
populists are going to be badly 'fooled.
You make a fair argument in your letter
against the McKinley tariff, but Mr
Bryan says that 16 to 1 is the. only issue
and in his numerous speeches he only
varies from this by telling tha waga
worker that his employer is his enemy.
He tells the peopleof the west th it "our
dollar is too dmr ;" that 'its purchasing
power is too great thati "buys lo
murk." My dear friend) let me inquire
her, if ever in all your life past or
present you had a dollar that would
buy too much, or did you ever see 'he
time, that you wanted a cheap dollar?
Mr Bryan's talk about cheap money
may be statesmanship, but it sounds to
me like cussed rot.
In the east, Mr. Bryan tells the peo
ple that free and u limited coinage will
make such a demand for silver it will
bring all the white metal in the world
up to f 1.20 per ounce, just double Its
present value. In th it case where does
that cheap dollar "get off at" that lie
has been preaching about out west?.
Mr. Bryan has also stated a housand
or so times that "this country is strong
enough and rich enough to have a
financial policy of its own, without the
aid or consent of any nation on earth."
At the first glance that looks very
patriotic but a little consideration dis
closes the fact that it is absurd, for by a
parity of reasoning wo might 'say that
this country is strong enough and great
enough to have a wheat market of its
own, and can fix the price of wheat at
one dollar per bushel, without the aid
or consent of any nation on earth, "John
Bull," "Mark Lane" or any other
Waste 1 Englishman. There is just as
much sense in this proposition at the
ottier If Uncle Sam can fix the price
of the world's silver, he can fix the price
of the world's wheat, and I think he
should do it . Then let congress suspend
"Greshara's law," and absolutely repeal
the law of "supply and demand," sweep
it right off the books and ' not be
bothered with it any more; then we
could hold the two commodities, silver
an 1 wheat, right up to par all the time,
without the dictation of any foreign
Now let me call your attention to a
few points in the Chicago platform and
I then will close this unpardonably long
communication. When before did a
democratic convention favor paper
money? When before did a democratic
convention atttck the sup reme court,
or declare against the right of private
contract? When before did a democratic
convention declare against the right of
the federal government to execute its
laws and enforce its authority? When
before did a democratic convention say
in effect that the mob might pillage and
barn without let or hindrance, and
finally, when before in all our history
were the candidate and platform of a
democratic convention considered so
dangerous that more than 200 democratic
papers, and the existing democratic ad
ministration, were compelled to re
pudiate both ?
In view of the foregoing and much
more that might be said, I find it im
possible to support Mr. Bryan, and on
the third day of November, with a
satisfaction born of the profound con
viction mat j am right, 1 snail give
my vote for law and order, and the
I have kept copy of this for the local j
paper. If any excuse is needed your
public criticism of the "gold standard'
I regret more than I can express that
our ways politically must part, but be
lieve me I shall always esteem your
friendship, and can assure you of my
- H. L. Kaixv.
Trimmed hats, new goods, 60 to 75c
at Mrs, 8 laden
Money to loan on good security by
A. S. Dresser.
Prescriptions carefully compounded
G. A. Harding'! drag store.
Dr. W. Wallens is now assistant to
Dr. J W. Welch, dentist, opposite P. 0.
Cord wood taken on subscription at the
Courier office. Now is the lime bring
Received at Charman A Son's a large
invoice of wall paper, latest and pret
20 pounds drj granulated sugar (1 ;
flour 75c sack, 8 lbs rice for 25c. Red
Front Trading Co.
Shark, the barber, don't swim but
he's in the swim' when it comes to
shaving and hair cutting.
For your strings and extras for all
musical instruments go to Burraeister
& Andresen's, who keep a full supply
Blank note and receipt books of all
kinds and deeds, mortgages, etc.,
cheaper than Portland wholesale prices
at Courier office.
Jacob Kober, the Seventh street baker
keeps on hand a large stock of the best
country cider, soda water and other
temperance drinks. All drinks kept on
L. L. Pickens, dentist, does all kinds
f dental work. Gold crowns, porcelain
crowns and bridge work a specialty.
Office in Barclay building, corner Main
and Seventh streets.
Louis Fredrick, the fashionable tailor,
has moved his shop from opposite
Electric hotel to opposite Armory ha!
Nothing but first-class work done an
satisfaction guarnteed. '
The new Germania Cash Market,
PaulJ Soholi, proprietor, opposite R.
B. depot, keeps a full, line, of first-class
cold storage meats.' ' Give Mm a call
and you will be a customer.
Owing to an increase of business in
Portland, Dr. Frank P. Welch, dentist,
will hereafter be unable to make his
weekly visits to Oregon City to attend
to his patients here, but will be pleased
to see them at his Portland office, 612
POLITICS IN RHYME.
They tell in, do these goldlte elioUre, ,,
The multiiiK pl will tent our dollim:
That gold nil ilver.lt they're tim.
Will come out equal aa they iliuuld.
Just take the ilug from white and yelfow, "
And hie you lo the mintini fellow.
Say, here's some gold, beeu through, the pot,
fiease stamp it up again, tne lot.
When weighed and tested, there's as mueh '
Stamped gold coin put in your cluteh,
Then h. i hi in silver to go through
The miutiug mill, and stamp for you.
We eannot take I he white, ) he,
The ui Ill's been stopped since '73,
Kieepl a few spamnxlic jerks,
The bosses have shut down the works.
Contrary o the Constitution,
Tliei'r causing sliver's dissolution,
And by ensuring this eteeu on, '
Will rivet on us gold protection'
Above all powers, however great,
Above all ofilees of slate,
Above the eapl ol Intel!,
Is thus enthroned, this Ood of pelf.
To those whose knees refuse lo bow,
Are waiting tires ol vengeance now.
80 fierce the object Unton'i grorn
That gold's own votaries are o'erthrown.
Mark Hanna is the gre.it high priest.
This ogre bids us to the feast
To worship ai this Moloch's shrine,
Proclaiming dollars gold, divine.
The ladp white is flouted, cursed.
Till she stood the first.
For centuries two, the white and yellow
In happy wedlock, ripened mellow.
Went hand in hand and heart to heart,
Nor ever stood three points apart
But greed and availcedotn blunder.
What tiod has Joined, they try to sunder.
What yet no biped e'er has done,
Discard a irg, to go on one.
The eagle, 'stead of soaring high,
Is trying with one wing to fly.
The acales of Justice, by whose aid
The commerce of the world is made,
Are being tampered with to-day.
One wing Is nearly torn away.
. No nation with two monies blessed,
K'er this considered one the best.
Paid debts In either as it choose.
And thus lis people nothing lose.
Oh! liberty, Ibat guards our shore,
W lib outstreU'hed hand eau'st Uum once mors
Arouse the spirit of 00 r aires,
Kindle in us the sacred Ores?
Protect our hearths and homes, our wives.
From loss and want, though modern di't,
The poor, ol whom liod made so many,
Requires our choice of care, if any?
We may not dar to speak our thought
Our tyrant masters think they've bought,
With wages small, their right to say
For whom we'll vote, on polling day.
Rut In that boi, for one short spell.
We are the rulers, ftone ean tell
Nor trswe our action If lor good
We lor the right and truth have stood.
Be not afraid then. Stand erect.
We'll make these masters yet respect
Our rights, our opinions ton,
before the ItrUs century's Uiroogta.
Land of the free, by gold enslaved.
Was this for what our fathers braved
Tbelr homes, their all, their very blood
To raise this superclllioua brood'
Who orders brUk without the straw,
bemands oar coin, but checks the flow.
Who orders as to vole her si might
That Mey may role tMahipof state.
Not yet are we the serfs of gold.
Oar fathers suffered woes untold
In famous deeds, which we'll remember
And emulate, in aezl aoTember.
Your correspondent has been very
dilatory with items from Stafford for the
last few weeks owing to various causes,
among which might lo ' enumerated
scarcity of stamps, but I got hold ol one
last night and hastened to w rite
The great interest at present, para
mount even to the silver question, is the
tribe of Melchers, who have succeeded
under the able leadership of the Mrs.
Jennie Melcher, who made herself no
torious a couple of years ago, by trying
to beat some poor boys who grubbed for
her out of their pay, and also had the
county judge arrested, and got into
various other scrapes which hat made
her name a by-word, has now got herself
Into trouble, which will be a difficult
matter to get out. of. Henry, her hue
band, grew up in our midst and no one
can see by what hocus-focus she com
pelled him to marry her and deed her
all he had. His family are highly re
spected and he was an only son. We
can ioel only sorrow for his misguided,
downward course, and contempt for the
woman, old enough apparently to be hia
mother, who has been his evil genius.
Mr. Phillips and family are moving to
a farm nar Dixie.
Mr. Neubaur and family are moving
to Portland. A stranger with a German
name takes the place which he hasoccu
pied for the past two years, owned by
Mr. Hecfcart of Ely. Mr. SohulU, the
blacksmith, is also- about to move, and
Mr. Yaster takes his place.
Our mail carrier traded horses last
week with Will Saggert. Both parties
think they got the best of the bargain.
We think so too.
Mrs. Agnes Howard, with her husbandr
and children, spent Sunday with her
parents at this place.
Potatoes are ripening fast and will be
ready to dig soon.
People seem to be more hopeful of th
future as election day draws nigh. Onf.
man has been heard to make inquiries
for seed oats, showing there must be a
seed time and harvest whoever (selected.
J . Q. Gage is still at Sileta fuming.
" The postmaster, G. RentonhaS quite
a little store of goods In connection with
the office. We wish him success with
his venture. ;
Grapes are a plentiful crop end o4
. tober 6th. - v' : XXX. . .
' ' ;i 6ARUS. ?
' ElmeB Armstrong will stay on tire .
Sohindler ranch another year,
Quite a few are sowing wheat on sum
. Jack Rice of Oanby is working at
J . Oasto is still away working for thj
. School commenced in district No. ldil
to-day with Miss Hattio Geunthur'oJ
Mink as teacher.
Mitchell's speech at Wright's Spring
last week was Hat ; very flat. The crowd
was small for Wright's Springs and tlw
enthusiam weak ; on the whole the effef.t
was the reverse of what was intended.
0. Spangler, assisted by Joe Eaton,
II. P. Cooper and F. Paine, is building n
house on Mrj. Orowly's Milk Orexfr
. Octobers. Gbansor,
For Bryan and Silver.
' The following speakers and dates haye
been arranged by the Bryan Union kjis-
ver campaign committee. More will J5
added as soon as possible.
J. D. Stevens, Sherwood 14th 7130
ii Oswego, 15th 7:30
C. A. Fitch, Wilsonville, 10th 7:30
" " " Logan 23d 7:30
W. M. Pierce, Sandy, 19th 7 :30
" " " ' Eagle Creek, 20th. L-W
" Damascus, 20th 7:30
" " Clackamas, 21st 7:30
i a. Oregon City, 2lst 7 :Sft
Actions filed in circuit court in pasl
Geo Herren vs Win A Baston..
T Eudy vs E M Athinson.
J E Story vs J R Abbott. ...
B F Linn vs Leej Git, et als.
SMonnasters vs B E Hawteyetais
, A Tongue vs W Briggs.
Assignment of J H Irvine to Jas M
O W and C S Herman vsThos Garret.
Margaret E Burigy vs G E Peterson-;
for $900 and costs.
Laura J Stover vs D J Stover; frf
Francois Weiss vs E Covey et als ; int
$25 35 and c-sts.-
J D Cole,' receiver Barlow-Will Co,-vs
J R Lawler, for $252 and costs.
Geo F Ward vs J B Moore et si; far-
closure for $12 10 and costs .
Our new ribbons Jnrt arrived J bigsert
line ever in Oregon City, at the IUcket