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OREGON CITY COURIER
OREGON CITY HERALD
A. V.CHENEY ; Publisher
Legal and Official Newspaper
Of Clackamas County.
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PATBONIZB HOKE INDUSTRY.
OREGON OITY, MARCH 24, 1899.
The Courier-Herald has pat no ac
counts in any agent's hands lor collecj
tion, but we understand Mr Fitch has
attempted to collect some of his back
accounts in this way. We have nothing
to do with these. The date opposite
yourname on the paper represents the
time to which you have paid. If any
errors occur we are ever ready to correct
Tins year the government will fall one
hundred and eighty millions of dollars
short of paying current expenses not
withstanding the gold standard, ihe
Dingley tariff and the war tax.
Senator Dkimcw receives a salary of
$155,000 year. Uncle Sam pays $5,000
of it and the Vanderbilts the other $50,"
000. There is no use talking, our mil
lionaires are becoming very generous.
Suppose Uncle Pam had to pay the
whoU;$35,000. vVe are a great people,
we are .
Tun Long Creek Eaglo, Grant county,
published a long obituary of a man who
had died In the community, cloeing
with the statement that "a long pre
cession of people followed the remains
to the roasting place." The family dis
covered the supposed error and asked
the editor to make the correction of the
word "rousting," but, he would not do
it til) the seven years' back subscription
which the deceased owed had been paid.
In volume 18 page 241), of the supreme
court decisions of the state of Iowa, it
reads : "The gold dollar is not a com
modity having an intrinsic value, but
money having only a statutory value."
And on page 250, same volume: "and
every dollar has the same value without
regard to the material." Will the gold
bug papers now call these republican
judges "anarchists" "repudiators," or
"cheap money advocates." Perhaps
Next week the Courier-Herald will
appear an "all home print" sheet.
Heretofore part of our composition and
printing was done in Portland. The ad
vertising patronage of the paper has in
creased to such an extent that the
change has been made necessary. This
will allow us to devote more space to
editorial and political news, which have
of late been crowed more than it should
have been, The job printing part of ihe
business has also increased to such an
extend that we are compelled to enlarge
our ollice, add more type and iiiai'hineiy,
and next work we will move down stairs,
next to our present quarters, where we
will be pleased to have our friends and
patrons call and visit us. All the latest
newspapers and mattaAnes will be ket
on tile fi r the use of our patrons .
The rapid development of the trusts
is attracting a great deal of attention at
the present time, and some timid souls
are becoming alarmed at the seeming
unlimited power which they, the trusts,
will be able to wield in the near future.
All thinking people know that the trust,
no matter of what nature, are but the
legitimate fruit of clans legislation,
which has been going on for a number
of years. Byfar the larger part of this
vicious legislation has been bought and
paid for with filthy luwr, and to op
pose public clamor, influential news
paper have been subsidized to remain
silent or declare in lahoied editorials
that such laws were for the public good.
Thoughisueh means tho common people,
I. , middle classes, havo been '"ceived
ami now all classes are confronted with
one of the greatest and raos tintreate
problems that any nation ofwhie! we
have any history, have ever been 'allc
on to face. The trust has flourished
through the acts of dishonest politicans
and to expect that they will be kept
within bounds by the same element
which brought thora into existence is
too abjured for a moment's consideration.
SENATOR PORTER'S WAIL.
Mr. Porter's railings in the laBt issue
of his organ over the loss of the county
printing are childish in the extreme.
In the firet place he charges the county
wiih having paid heretofore high rates
for the printing, when in fact it paid less
than individuals pay for the same work
and about one-half ol what the other
comities pay. The rate the county will
pay for printing and stationery now
leave but narrow margin tor profit
and if e lhl not to any wore business
than com wk in the came1 line we
wvntkt otw51y kite money, but by
getting H b business when we other
wise wvcd et but part of it we are
W to it tlw. wk at a ipret reduction.
It vkxwat why the republican
Kttrt (Mi lawr him kI givw him
tit work at tb rW py by others,
wkk-N w ! Wr wa 25 above
wtty rat. Tb county now saves
$3XX i th nest 1$ months on the
ptirjtiB.buif given t Bro. Porter at
ratra paid by indivMuate it would have
eost the county about $1000 more than
the oil iates, a eiear saving ol $3000 ac
cording to his figuring No wonder the
board did stand bis "work" and would
not be bulldozed. He then goes on to
call Scott a coward and Morton unfair
and Marks the whole board. How
Bro. Porter also states that we said
there were blanks in the court house to
last three years. We acknowledge the
fact and now state that there are some
kinds that will not be used in ten or
twelve years, and a majority of them
hear the imprint of the Enterprise and
a St. Louis house and were printed years
ago and some are almost worthless. He
intended to insinuate that the work
ordered last mouth would last for years.
when, in fact, nearly all of it will be
used in the next six months.
He rIso wonders why the Courier
Herald was not given the contract to
furnish wood for the court house and
crushed rock for roads and to board the
prisioners. We are perfectly willing to
furnish all said wood and rock and
board prisioners for 25 less than than
present rates if given the entire contract.
We will go further and agree to furnish
officers for all the offices in the court
house at a reduction of 50 from present
salaries and furnish bonds tor the faith
ful performance of the officers, if given
the entire contract, but not for an office
We congratulate the county on saving
$2000 on the printing even if it did hurt
Bro. Porter, who'e chief aim at Salem
was to itet a bill through to corral the
printing. Next time he introduces a
bi.l of this kind it will probably read,
"Be it enacted by the state of Oregon,
etc., that L. L. Porter's paper be made
the official organ of Clackamas county,
We are in favor of the county improv
ing all the main roads to Oregon City as
soon as possible Nearly all the com
munities through which the trunk roads
run are willing to do the work if the
county will furnish the plank. The
spirit of the country resident is shown by
communication from Shubel on page
8 of this issue. We are unquestionably
In favor of plank instead of gravel or
crushed rock for roads, esoecially where
drainage is poor J it's better and cheaper
even if new plank has to be lajd every
eight years. While we are not in favor
of a larger debt we wonld like to sub
mit a proposHon to the people to find
out whether they would be in favor of
a debt for roads or not. Let the people
speak. If there every was a reason for
going into debt it is to build good toads.
QOODBY, HUMAN WAGE SLAVES,
After the war of ihe rebellion northern
capital went south.
Why? To get cheap labor. :
Along with the capitalists went north
em school teaahers, and now Sambo
has some education, he is not so tract
able as he was. He wants better wages,
and some of the darkies even want to
vote. A few are so imptidenl, where
they are largely in the majority, as to
want to hold office ; and it was getting
to be quite a problem with the modern
slave driver, as to how to manage
The problem has been solved at last.
A gentleman a gentleman, did we say?
Well 1 let it go at that. A large planta
tion owner happened upon a monkey
trainer with a band of monkeys,' and
it occurred to him that monkeys could
be taught to pick cotton .
So he bought a dozen monkeys and
hiied the trainer to go with them. He
set them to work, and In a short time
be had them trained so as to pick 150
pounds of cotton a day. As was to be
expected, he found that the lady mon
keys picked more cotton in a day and
picked it cleaner than the gentleman
Now, out went twelve darkies and in
went twelve monkeys. Of course he
will be able to find a darkie who is
smart enough to boss the monkeys
but not quite smart enough to de
mand good wages for it, and then he
will be able to dispense with his high
priced monkey trainer,
As lady monkeys picked the most
cotton, and as ladies are not expected
to get as much wages as gentlemen, he
will of course change his gentleman
monkeys for lady monkeys as fast as he
can : and the gentleman monkeys will
have to go back to Africa or starve.
This only the beginning, they will
soon have machinery so perfect that a
monkey nan run that. They will only
need a man around, occasionally to tell
the monkeys when to start and when
to stop. Verily, this is a great age in
which we live.
We shall now find good use for the
Phillippine islands. We can turn them
into monkey hatcheries, and we could
easily get the Oregon legislature to ap
pro), riate money to carry on the hatch
eries with. Good 'miff. Good 'nnff.
Wanted: To trade a printing office
f ir a cotton plantation and a dozen
P. S. Republican papers please don't
copy, or Hanna, Uockyfel er and (Jo.,
will form a monkey trust before we get
our plantation started. Albany Press.
There is about $7 in gold per capita
in the United States of this amount
there is now over two-hundred and
twenty-five millions hoarded in the
national treasury, for the gamblers to
speculate on and as much more held
In the vaults of the New York gold
manipulators. Then how much is there
left in circulation among the people?
And yet all property values and the
products of all human labor must, ac
cording to Ienstein, Hanna A Co , be
measured by the gold standard of value.
Hence it is clear to see that all debts
contracted by the nation, by states, by
cities, by counties or evn by private
individuals, have been doubled by the
demonetization of silver that it now
takes twice the amount of labor to pay
debts and taxes that it formally did
yet taxea and official salaries are on the
All those who believe that the misr
sion of the reform party is ended, and
that the republican party will grant all
needed legislation, which the natural
t'end of events is rendering imperative ,
should ask themselves the following
questions: Who is responsible for the
present remarkable development of the
trusts? The republican party. What
is the present attitude of the republican
party towards, trusts? Favorable as
usual What particular political issue
are they strong ort? The tariff. How
do they regard everyone outside of the
republican fold? As anarchists, dead
beats and public enemies generally.
What party contains some of the most
corrupt political grafters that ever dis
graced the earth with their presence?
The republican party. Can any good
come out of a party with such a record
or such a leadership.
' I am in favor of the initiative and
referendum as far as it can be applied to
our condi ions, and assiste I in the adop
tion of such a plank in our state conven
tion, but I believe an attempt to give
that such prominence as you seem to
give it means harm rather than advan
tage to the other reforms upon which
the people are ready to act. I may be
mistaken, but such U my opinion."
W.J. Bryan, Nov. 20. 1897.
I have just received a fine lot of new
furniture, which I am offering at surpris
ingly low figures. I (tot it at a bargain
that's how I can sell it at these prices.
In Second-Hand Goods
I have stoves, cooking utensils, carpets,
bedding, furniture in fact any and ev
erything you want for housekeeping.
I will Buy Anything
You have to sell and pay you the high
est price. Call and see me.
G. H. YOUNG,
Main Street - - Oregon City
. Insure in a first-class companies
With an experenced agent.
Shall we .x'vJm-n
tell you A
why ? Ijk
We are putting on onr Counters
this week some new
Ladies' Shirt Waists
In Percales, Flannels and Sateens.
Prices 35c to $2.50.
Next to Harding's Drag Store
F. E. Donaldson, Agent
fire and Accident Insurance
IS THE TIME to clean
house and repaper yout
rooms and paint your
We have received a new line of Glassware
at popular prices, and will be pleased to
, have the Ladies call and see our stock. .
L. A. PATERSON & CO.,
Sixth and Main Sts., Oregon City
NEW LINE OF
Spring and JSummer Goods
Shoes, Boots, Clothing, Gent's Furnishing
Goods, Hats, Fancy Goods, Dry Goods.
YOKOHAMA CLOTHING COMPANY
No. 3 Commercial Blk, next door to P. O., OREGON CITY
IS THE MAN to do
the painting and papering
in a first-class shape at
very low prices. Leave
orders at Ely Bros, store
on upper 7th streeth.
Tiikkk Is a class of metropolitan sub-'
s'uliaed papers, claiming to ho demo
craiio, which are just now more ener
getic than ever before in demanding an
income tax, in crying out against the
great trust combinations, 'n decrying
the imperialistic policy of the present
administration, in condemning the
present rotten tariH measure all of
which is very commendable. But
these papers are also saying other things
which are neithe.' true or commenda
ble. They are braying that "silver is A
-Via t issue" and are trying awfully hard
to bury the cold white corpse with these
other questions. Beware of such news
papers ; they are not democratic, they
are not honest, they ire not truthful,
they are not even American they bear
the brand and the smell of the ghouls
who infest Wall street.
Matters Concerning Local Every
day Affairs Noticed by the
On the score of good health and
morals there should be a sewerage sys
tem on the hill. It would be far easier
for the average taxpayer to p.y for a
sewerage system on easy installments
than to pav doctor bills. Tne politician
who raises the cry that people cannot
iitloid sewerage, is merely talking
through his hat to get patronage.
Councilman Schnobe! is one of the
most conscientious, hard working mem
tiers of the city council, and continually
htbors for improvement and economy
He asked that Council nan Koerner be
td.u'ed on tho committee with- hun to
ank for a reduction in the price of elec
tric lights. Sir. Koerner made a grout
bluster in favor ol economy in lighting
the city, nd promised to stand with
Mr. tfchuebol in the matter of asking
for a reduction in the price of cly
liizlns. The latter, however, says thut
Mr Koerner proved a traitor to him,
and left him to hold an empty sack.
Mr. Koerner wants no economy unless
it comes out ol the salary of the wage
Don't buy a bicycle till you have seen
the W models of the Featherstones at
Huntley's Hook Store. Prices $25 and
$30, fully guaranteed.
To the ladies' of Oregon City and
vicinity: You are cordially invited to
attend and inspect the grandest display
of imported pattern bats ever exhibited
in the city Friday, Saturday, Monday
and Tuesday. March 24, 25, 27, 28.
Miss C. Goldsmith.
CHAS. CATTA, Proprietor
Oregon Citr, Oregn
Pure Milk and Full Measure
given; delivered to any
part of the city.
Try Molton 11T ud be Oeavaa
A Good Thing
If you have a good thing the" people want it.
Their scales of living is many degrees higher
than their fathers'; they want the necessities of
life to be as good as possible for the money.
MARR & MUIR gives the best groceries at
the lowest price. A penny saved is two earned.
Fresh Meats of All Kinds
Opposite Huntley's, Oregon City.
p3- harms' iehaeder !'
1L GROCERY... orL0jr,CES :
BATH COMFORT Depot Tor HAT mid FEED Willamette Block, Oregon City
Is unknown unlms Tery(hing connected with the S ' '
The Plumbing done dt u to thoroughly mtlsfac- s-tfij
tory because it i done right. mmmmm
F. C. GADKE "
-G,Q TO G. H. BESTOW
rTFIrlciari D00R8' W,ND0WS, MOULDING and BUILDING
I CDCfln DACTDV I - MATERIAL.
I oREAD find PASTKY LOWEST CASH pmcES EVER OFFERED FOB FIRST-CLASS GOODS.
i Go to , 1
if 8bP Oppoilt Congregational Chnroh. Main IStreet. Oreeon Clt n.
v. F. HENN1NQS T' or'
I Seventh St. Bakery I 1
I or stop his wagon Q6 0Aa R. L. HOLMAN
I as it goes by. 5 lJLJZe& V , , .
LJ,- C5ufi7i W Uaflertaker and Embalmei
wfV';''H--- Carries a complete line of caskets, coffins,
, .'i'tyVU.'A ntes, etc. Superior goods, Buperioi
VAW R 1IVDF Vll I mir'Htmt'V'-T ervices at most moderate prices. Kext
AN K. Hi UL. lllJSyW door to Commercial bank.
LAW OFFICE SSii . Oregox Citt ... 0kkgo,
I jL n rv n ' General Blacksmith,
T!7 ttLfWwo Opp.Charman's Store, OREGON CITY
' Special Attention Given to all kinds of
. Will practice In 11 the Courts Of the Stole nd
the D. S. Land Office. Abst'acts made. Land Ti
tle! Quieted. Conveyances and all Legal Hoen
menu drawn. Real Kll bought and sold.'Tllvor
Cei a Specialty. Ornca ix Cacti u Buucuro
OREGON CT1Y. OREGON.
GEORGE LINCOLN STORY
Will practice In all the Courts of this State and
Washington. Foreclosure of Mortgages and Pro
bale Matters a Specialty. Titles examined and
Abat:ax'ts made. Otttc, CAvritiD Building.
OREQON CITY, OREGON
W. Orepian ani Conrier-Heralil $2