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GON CITY COURIER
OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1898.
In a Great Measure
People have to depend on the
word of the dealer as to the
quality of carpets. It is easy
to make a price cheap at the
expense of the quality. Easy
to hide the cheat, too. Only
safe way is to deal at a reliable
house, such as ours is. $5000
is our carpet investment (his
year, patterns to please every
body. Prices from 15 cents a
yard and up.
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A full line of
Boots and Shoes,
Dr. A. A. Barr
Scientific Optician, formerly
of Minneapolis, has charge of
the Optical Department for
A. N. WRIGHT, the Iowa
Jeweler, 293 Morrison St.,
Haye Your Eyes Examined
A PLEA FOR UNION.
To The Editor : To compare the
present movement in favor of union
with Buc.h fusion a6 we have had in the
past is unfair; and it is extremely illogi
cal to argue that because fusion in the
past has not made for good government,
that union now would necessarily make
for bad government. The fusions we
had heretofore were mostly brought
about by so-called leaders ot the different
organizations (after the conventions met
and nominated their tickets) without
definite instructions from the people.
In all such fusions the people had no
say : they were not consulted in the mat
ter and neither side cared to agree upon
a few candidates and at the same time
fight bitterly over questions of party
faith. But the Union movement of to
day is founded on entirely different
premises. The "leaders may or may
not favor the union, but they are
powerless to stay or accelerate it. The
movement is in the hands of the people,
from whom the desire for Union is com
ing. They know there is and can be
nothing more reasonable and just than
those who hold ideas in common should
work together harmoniously for the ad
vancement of what they conceive to be
mutual interests and, divested of allex
traneous matter, the idea of united
action is advanced by every man, who
attempts to educate men into his way of
thinking. During the years that have
passed the people s party has not only
educated the people so far that it has
become within itself a powerful political
factor, but its educational work has per
meated the republican and democratic
party to such an extent that both are
divided upon the main questions which
form the superstructure of populism.
These factions from the old parties agree
with the populists on the money ques
tion, direct legislation and points of
minor interests. We agree upon the es
sential points that embody the sum total
of contemporaneous politics, as all popu
lists know. We disagree upon one non
essential, and that is the name. Ac
cording to some, a man is unfit to hold
any position of trust until he changes his
Earty name, even though lie lias Deen
aptized in the populist faith I
It is urged that the democrat party is
controlled by a machine. Probably
this is true, but we are not proposing to
unite with the machine. We are willing
only to unite the populist tax payer with
the democrat tax payer and leave the
Dooulist tax-eater and the democrat tax-
eater at home. As I said before, this is
a movement of the people and the leaders
have only an individual say in the mat
ter. The terms are to be made by the
people and the people are to write the
platform and do the voting. What more
do the people desire?
When the convention meet the Peo'
pie's party delegates, who have received
instructions from the rank and file, can
Royal make the food pure,
wholesome and delicious.
HOVAL BAK1NO POWOFB CO., NEWVOHK.
167 First St
167 First St.
government. Above all other things let
us pay less attention to "leaders" and
more attention to the voice of the coin
more people. L II. McMahan.
in Salem Journal.
Retiring from Business
Everything must be sold out at once
Best Calicoes 3c.
" Outing Fannel 4c.
Fine Bleached Muslin 4c.
PEOPLE'S PXRTY COUNTY CON
VENTION OF CLACKAMAS CO.
Notice Is hereby given to all voters of
Clackamas County, State of Oregon, who
believe In the oiinciules ot the Peoule's Party.
that they are each and all Invited to partici
pate in the People's Party primaries to be
bold at the usual voting plot es in the different
precincts In ClackamuB County; the primaries
being hereby called for
Saturday March lSlh, 1898.
(or the nurpose of choosing delegates to at
tend the People's party, Olaekamtts Connty
Convention which is hereby called to meet
In Oregon City Saturday, March 19th, at the
hour of 11 o'olock. A. M. Said convention is
called for the purpose of electing 15 delegates
to the Plate convention ana outer Dusiuess
that may properly come before it.
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Hundreds of Housewives will tell you
that those two words sum up the good
things in bread made lrom
BY ALL GROCERS-
The Germania Market.
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to buy t t t t t
FIRST-CLASS FRESH MEATS.
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better than ever. With over $20,000,000 in Assets
and the best contract on the market, you can make
no mistake in placing your insurance in this Co.
We pay dividens in cash each year to reduce your
payments its the only business-like plan to insure
For rates and sample policy call on or address,
H. G. COLTON, Manager,
312 and 313 Chamber of Commerce,
ay upon what kind ol a platform and
upon what terms a union is possible.
If those terms are rejected we will then
know that we have so little in common
that harmonious action is impossible.
If they are accepted we can proceed to
select a ticket to be composed of men
from ench party, and every man nomi
nated by either party shall pass muster
before each convention ; so that it a man
with an unfavorable record is offered by
one convention the other two can reject
him. Of what avail, then, would be the
machine? Undoubtedly the popu
lists would reiect a machine roan,
even though he passed the other con
ventions. And the out come of this
would be a common platform, adopted by
each convention : a common ticket nornr
nated by individual participation of all
the delegates in each convetion. It
would be union; not fusion, arranged
by "leaders," after the nominations
Mr. Young and Mr. U'Ren are afraid
that machine methods will control the
populist convention, even after the sub-
miHsion 01 this question to tne people.
Well, if the people's party is now in a
onuttion to be controlled by machine
methods it has 1 at its prestige as a re
form force and we will do well to be rid
of it. If it can be so controlled, or if it
is 10 lost to political sense, that it will
send fools and rascals to the convention
it is no whit better than they allege the
leinocrat party to be ; so that on the score
of morals we have nothing to lose by
this propsed coalition. There are many
honest, competent men m each 01 these
parties and they also have many men
who cannot be trusted. Of the former
we noDulists will claim all that we are
entitled to and we have our full share of
Unions are not always a failure. In
fact, they never fail if they are based on
principle, but if based on spoils, solely
for the nront of ollice holders, they a
ways fail, to the undoing of thosei who
bring them about. Union of demo
crats, aholiotiiiits and republicans mane
it possible to put down the rebellion
and the war democrats, wune
thoroughly in earnest that they freel
tninuled their h ood with that 01 tnei
republican corn-patriots on every batlle
from Bull ltuti to Appomattox, never
gave up the party name, lhey enlisted
as democrats, fought as democrats and
died in the democratic faith. Who
would imnugn their patriotism, simply
because thev did not join the republican
party, that then occupied relatively the
position populists claim tneir pany now
does? In this state a union of forces
elected Col. Baker and Cel. esnutb to
the senate, the one a republican and
the other a democrat, but both loyal
supporters of Lincoln's every war meas
ure. Out of nearly ten millions of votes
the People's party have two millions. So
much for work started before I'eter
Cooper was nominated, twenty-two
years ago. The people can figure out
how long it will take a reform party,
naturally growing more corrupt with in
creasing votes, to get into power, unless
all who sympathize with its principles
get together by some method more rapid
than mere accretion 01 inuiviuuaiH.
Let us cease to be partsans. Let us
be citizens. Let us not too freely im
pugn the motives of fellow travelers
along the highway of reform, yet take
due care to protect .ourselves. Let us
inquire of our neighbors, upon what
common grounds we can get together in
order to defeat boppressive systems of
t anyon rreek,
Oregon City No. 1
1. .. 3
NAME YOUR CBOICK.
The plan adopted in Clackamas county o-
publlttuing tbe names of prospective candif
dates tbat their fitness tor ofllee and records
a oitisns may bare been inquired into has
proven a success. Of course it is well nnder
stAo.1 that beoaua some friend haa advanced
the name ol any one as a suitable candidate
due nut suaraiilee him a Ditto on tbe ticket.
nor Is eucomtient op any person suggesiea as
a saitaote candidate to secure a bee for bis
bonnet or wlrwwk lor a nomination, N eith
er cuub I be nominate, although some who
do not receive nominations may De juat as
oanubleand lust as oonalar as those who do.
Airain. it is not IniDrobable tbat names will
be proposed in the convention not hitherto
Th prevailing sentiment in this county Is
to select the very best available timber re
gardless of location or friendship, and from
wnat we can learn hub is me general euu
ment throughout the state No bosses, no
lirnirnn Clt.v manloulatora. no trauinf lor
places on the ticket bnt a patilotio desire to
advanoe our party principles by tne selection
ot men wno can De trusiea to carry mem onv,
Hucb a spirit can bnt uemana the aumira
tlon of all loyal citizens.
THE REFERENDUM VOTE.
It bavins been ordered by the connty cen
tral committee that a vote be taken on the
following intention attheDrimarleH.it ear
nestly requested that every populist In the
county turn out aDd vole on this important
question as upon the proper solution ot the
same nepenus me success 01 puuusi priii'
clpltn in this slate:
'Resolved, by the peoples party
county central committe of Clackamas
county, Oregcn, that a Keterendura eiec
lion be held at the peoples party prima
ries in this county, on March rati, iy,
and the members of the peoples party
be requested to vote on the following
Are you in favor of a union of populists,
free silver democrats and free silver re
publicans in this state on one state ticket,
providing satisfactory arrangements can
be made through conference committees
appointed by regularly elected delegate
conventions, each party endorsing not
less than the following in its state plat
form. 1. For the Initiative and Referendum
system of law making in its optional
form and the submiHsion by congress of
all important national questions tor an
advisory vote of the people, until such
time as the national constitution shall
have been amended so as to provide for
2. For the independent free coinage of
both gold and silver at the ration of 16
3. For the abolition of all private and
corporate banks of issue and fur the is
sue of all money by the general govern
ment alone, all money so issued to be a
full legal tender for all debts, public
and private. Yes. No. "
By order of the People's party County cen
tral committee of Clackamas county, Oregon.
II. 1'HKisHKM, Chairman.
Elm KB DixoN, Bec'y.
Unbleacned " 4c.
Bleached Satin Damask
Table Linen 25c.
Red Table Linen 15c.
Large Double Blankets 50c.
Fine dress Goods 15c.
Changeable Silks 25c.
Men's Fleece Lined Shirts 35c.
Wool Merino Shirts 40c
Ladies' Plush Capes now $3-25
Cloth Capes $1350 $6
Golf Capes at half price
Men's Clothing at Hall Price.
Lace Curtains at Half Price
and all through the store at same rate.
$20,000.00 worth to be closed out.
t KENNEDY S '
SILVER AND GOLD.
Mrs. Bray of Seattle is visiting
daughter, Mrs. J. E. Hedges.
FrancW Freeman returned to Cali
fornia Friday; being called from there
by the sudden death of his father and
brothers In the fatal accident of last week.
Miss Martha AVyman of Independence
is vititing friends and relatives of this
Mr. Bradley and family, who moyed
to Salem last fall, have returned to
Grant Critescr has removed to the
The Canemah Sunday school Is doing
good work under the management of
Koy Case as superintendent.
L. II, Feacter contemplates leaving
for the gold country; that is Klondike.
Feb. 16- Progress.
Ohkgon Citv, Feb. 10.
Editor Coubikb: Dear Sir We cull
from the Oregoniun of the 10th the fol
"Suppose a man absolutely ignorant
of history should dogmatically declare
that Robert Burns was born before
Christ, and on being shown the histori
cal proof that Burns was born in 1759,
should hotly exclaim, 'Well, I don't
agree with you, and I guess I have a
right to my own opinion,' What should
we think of that man t
Suppose the Oregonian should deceit
fully say, which it does, in the same ed
itorial, "We know that gold was adopt
ed as a common measure of the value of
commodities by a process of natural se
lection, that it maintains and extends
its supremacy because of its intrinsic
merits." And yet all monetary history
shows that the gold standard is the re
sult of laws enacted by the push and
contrivance of the motley limners, for
their special benefit, the enactment per
haps most conducive to this end being
the steulthly change from a silver to a
gold dollar in the U. S. in 1873.
"What do we think of one, who in
face of the plain palpable knowledge of
the above, assumes a superior autocratic
stylo and ignores the evidence?"
Suppose the goldbugs should try to
scare the people by constantly threaten
ing the silver basis as a result of free
coinage when they know they have got
the people on a silver basis already for
wages and the profits of industry while
we are on a gold basis for paying debts,
taxes, salaried officers and protected
monopolists. What whoukl we think of
their buncombe? '
Suppose the same laws which give us
the gold standard also gives ub the sil
ver standard. We had neither, i.e.,
theio Was no difference practically be
fore 1873 for over two centuries, and In
creating the one they mado the other,
then, you see, they have made for us
two separate- standards instead of one
double or bi-metallic standard, so their
denunciation of unsound money is all
buncombe to deceivo the people.
Suppose their condemnation of flat in
silver is genuine Wo had no more flat
in silver than in gold before 1873 and
why should they object to going back to
statue quo. Oh! but flat on Gage's
plan, where the bankers can reap ten
per cent on all the peoplo's money, is
all right. Consistency is a jewel, but
will the people concede that it is a jewel
in the possession of the mogul of the
This denunciation of the silver stan
dard is a piece of the most astute du
plicity to befog and ensave the the wage
earner, whose wages are not to be scaled
down by an inferior money. They love
the silver standard and have created it
in making the gold standard, and Mc
Kinley as the champion of silver and
friend of the laborer before the gold got
its grip on him, pointed out to us that
our low prices for agriculture, which
made it impossible for any business to
prosper, were caused by the silver basis
through the demonetization of silver.
What, though we are paid in full
value dollars, that avails us nothing if
we get less of them. Better let us be
paid in 50-cent dollars like the Mexican,
than only get half as many, while we
pay the bankers and monopolists at the
old rates, as the ulready wealthy are the
only beneficiaries of the gold rates.
In the matter ol the estate of John T.
Bode, deceased, L. Both, llobert J.
Shocklcy and Francis Welch were ap
An order authorizing final report of
G. W. Swopc and A. L. Fra.ier, execu
tors of the estate of I'eter A. Weiss, was
Tho executors of the estate of N. O.
Walden, deceased, were ordered to pay
Ellen Ann Yeddell $1!00 interest.
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