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CIRCULATION GUARANTEED LARGER THAN ANY OTHER PAPER IN THE COUNTY
COURIER ESTABLISHED MAY, 1883
HERALD ESTABLISHED JULY, IB93
CONSOLIDATED SEPTEMBER, 1898
OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1899.
16th YEAR, NO.
cjiaio, BUELL LAMBERSON
180 Front Street, Portland, Oregon
With Carbolic Compound. It kills moths, wooly aphis,
Etc, Etc. Also for Spraying Hops and Shruberyy. We
are Agents for this County.
We carry the largest line of Hardware, Sloven, Steel Range,
Agricultural Machin'ry, and Wagons Wood Stock in the City.
1 Special attention given to all kinds of job work and plumbing.
POPE & CO.,
COR. 4TH AND MAIN STS., OREGON CITY, ORE.
A Letter From the Hon. Win. A.
Starkweather, of Milwaukie
On the Subject.
Editor Courifr-Hfbald: Ab you
kindly published in your paper of March
17th, a brief article of mine taken from
the Oanby Independent of older date,
avoring the free and unlimited coinage
ol silver, at present ratio, 16 to 1, and
containing gome assertions, inferences
and conclusions as to the malpractice of
goyerhment toward silver in the interest
Of goldites and speculators in silver
bullion. The article was more a text
than a discussion of the great question
at issue. I now offer such further com
ments as to me seems to establish the
wisdom and necessity of such coinage in
the interest of the great public. Here I
am pleawd to say, until very recently
both the old parties favored free coinago
of both silver and gold at the ratio 16 to
1. No political platfotm of either of the
old parties, county, state or national,
was deemed complete or safe without
the free silver plank. Why not stfe?
Because the people, voters, have ever
held that money earned, mined, is bet
ter than money borrowed, and further,
that so long as national banks are given
from two to three hundred millions of
BELLOMY & BUSCH
Backed by Quality
Is a good Claim for buyers to Investigate It'i a
good Idea to keep In toueh with (he bent to secure
the beil values. Buying Wall Paper here means
thorough satisfaction and a selection of all flie
newest anil best ideas, Handsomest walls, but
The Question of Economy
When great corporations ate expending thons
ende of dollars In dertoes t tare time, labor and
materials there la ertdence enough that this Is an
an of economy. We wish to put the stroot-est
enphosis upon the economy of the Charter Oak
Stove. Ibis stove Is the greatest saver of fuel,
food and of woman's strength and serves, It
brlugs the cost of cooking down to the minlmam
aad keeps it there. No wonder it is turning the
oook store business apeide down, because It Is a
revelation 1. Its way. T CHaRTma Oax II no
IxruuH trr Too TbAjw to Fiarsc Ix.
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paper dollars to loan as money, and so
long as the government retains three
hundred and forty-six million greenback
U. S. notes in circulation, supplemented
for a long time by more than one hun
dred and fifty millions demand notes,
in all more than seven hundred millions
of dollars paper money, every dollar of
which is by law redeemable in coin, it
is a conclusive, irrefutable truth that
there is not too much metal money.
If theie is not too much, then why
prohibit silver coinage on private ac
count? No individual can mine silver,
take it to mint and have it coined.
And why? The goldites don't want It
coined. They want to loan you national
bank notes and take your note payable
in gold. They run the machine. Their
gold bullion they have coined; your
silver bullion they buy for forty-five per
cent of its coin value. Under the free
coiuage of silver the toiling miner would
get one hundred cents for the bullion
that now br.ngs him forty-five cents, and
the gold speculator would loose fifty-five
per cent on the bullion mined by reason
of this change to free coinage. Congress
and the secretary of the U. S. treasury
particeps criminus in this matter. You
will ask, "how about Cleveland and
Carlisle?" Do. Even now the govern
ment is coining perhaps 140,000,000 sil
Porcelain Dinner Set
raS m . Glass
jQ T; Cupboard
zEpE oak Front
There's a Well-Beaten Path..
It leads directly to oar doore. Throngs of buyers traverse It day after day
Shows that we are strengthening the friendly business relation between the store
and public, without which there can be
Want yon to toll roar friends and neighbors about oar store. Confidence once
established between as, tbs reit will bi
ver dollars on its own account, ratio 16
tol, without protest even by the Ore
gonian. This great daily with its twen
ty thousand readers, never once says,
"dishonest dollars," "fifty cent dollars"
of this government coinage. This is
their ox and must not be gored. Neither
will I censure, but rather endorse the
But why rob the silver miner of more
than one half his earnings and say to
him, "you shall sell to the goldite, who
is all powerful to get it coined, or you
must cease mining," and most of them
have ceai-ed to mine the metal for only a
few of the richest Bilver mines can be
worked without loss with bullion worth
ouly 40 or 50 per cent of its co'nage
value. It costs from 40 to 60 per cent,
even of the coin value of silver, to work
the less valuable mines; how, then, can
they be worked when silver bullion is
But why the ratio 16 to 1? Because it
is the existing ratio. Suppose we make
it 12 to 1. Then the present and heavier
dollar will be hoarded by speculators;
will probably be later demonetiied and
bought at a discount , as was the 420
wain dollar with the present 412)
grain dollar. But suppose we adopt the
advice f the Oregonian.or of his demo
cratic ally already quoted, and make the
ratio 32 or 35 to one; that is, put a dol
lar's worth of bullion in a dollar. In
that case our now more than seven hun
dred million dollars will shrink in a day
to less than half its present value as
coin, and probably lead to the issue o!
three or lour hundred million dollars
worth of bonds to replace the coin so
crushed out of existence, and later, at
the instance of wealthy speculators, to
its receivage at some new and profit
But why unlimited coinage ' I answer,
so that there shall be no remnant of bul
lion left over 10 be the football of specu
lators and plunderers of struggling
miners. This would put bullion to par
with coin, weight for weight, when pro
perly refined, would double and thribble
the value of our mines, double the pay
of miners working their Own mines, put
money in circulation among tne labor
ers, their own money, instead of bor
rowing it from national bankers and
speculators who now make more than
three fourths of all the profits of silver
mining. It would add thousands of
millions to the wealth of our citizens by
retaining to their owneiehip the mined
instead of forcing them by unfriendly
legislation to sell their mines to foreign
capitalists at depreciated prices.
"But," says the Oregonian, "this is
All Fur Rugs 10 per cent
Carpets 10c to $1.25 per yard
no success. Want you to keep coming.
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
AjUbi fcaktor powders aw the greatest
menaccfs to health of the present day.
wild eyed populism." Then 'till recent
ly the old parties have been very wild
eyed. But great as is the silver issue, it
is but a tithe of the money question.
Wm. A. Starkweather.
AMONG THE LODGES.
On last Saturday night James Church
resigned his place as financier of Falls
View Lodge No. 59. A. O. U. W., and
the place will be filled for the present by
W. B. Wiggins. On Monday evening,
May 1st, this lodge will pay a fraternal
visit to Industry Lodge, in Portland.
Special iateefiave been secured on the
electric cars, and all persons are invited
to join in the excursion.
Miss Pauline Kline, president of the
grand lodge of Uebekahs tf Oregon,
made an official visit to Willamette Re
beka Degree Lodge, No. 2, last Friday
eveniiig A social was given in honor of
the occaxion, and a royal welcome was
accorded Mies Kline.
Thi grand court of the Forsters ol
Oregon will convene here Tuesday,
May 9th. The local court are making
preparations to give the visiting dele
gates a grand entertainment on the first
evening. The grand court will be in
session here two days. .-.......!
Falls City Encampment No. 4, I. O.
0. F., conferred, the royal purple degree
on 10 new candidates Tuesday night.
About 39 visiting brethien were present
from Portland, and a banquet was
served. This was one of the notable oc
casions in the history of Falls City en.
United Artisan Assembly No. 7, gave
a very successful entertainment and so
cial at Willamette hull Saturday even
ing. The hull was crowded, even stand
ing room being pretty well taken. The
literary and musical program was of
superior excellence, the numbers being
represented by the best local talent.
First, was au instrumental solo, by Miss
Echo Sanipon ; vocal solo, C. A. Milier;
recitation, Wanda ltalston; solo, M.
Alldredge; recitation, Mrs. S. A. Gil
lette; club swinging, Robert Warner;
an address on Artisanship, by Hon. W.
S. U'Ren; recitation, Bonlta Ruigton;
solo, Walter Little; recitation, Jennte
Rowen; solo, Frank Confer; instrumen
tal solo, Miss Nina Caples. Refresh
ments were served, and Chief Officer
E. H. Cooper presided.
The new lodge of Knights of Pythias,
Cataract No. 76, is prospering, and holds
its meetings at Redmen's hall everv
Wednesday night in the month, except
Tualatin Tent, K. O. T. M., is said to
have a way-up-time at their social held
last Thursday night.
A delegation from Willamette Rebekah
Degree Lodge made a fraternal visit to
Rebekahs in Portland Saturday night.
Judge Ryan Makes Numerous Or
ders During Vie Week.
The will of J. W. Palmateer, deceased,
was admitted to probate Saturday, The
estate consists of a considerable quan
tity of real estate, and is given to the
widow, Sarah E. Palmateer, to hold dur
ing her lifetime. She is also appointed
executrix without bonds. It is provided
that after the death of Sarah E. Palma
teer the property is to be divided be
tween the children, who are : Louis J,
Palmateer, 46 acres; Alice E. Burlin-
ganie, 37 acres ; Sadie E. Wade, 34 acres ;
Laurena O. Falmateer, 33 acres, and
Henry J., Louis J. and F. W. Palmateer
the remainder of the Palmateer dona
tion land claim.
The last will and testament of John
Higgins, deceased, dated Redland, Jan.
7, 1896, was admitted to probate Satur
day. The testator gives to his wife,
Sarah Ann Higgins, lots 6,7 and 8.
block K, Clackamas Heights, valued at
In the matter of the estate of Hathaus
Zogg, deceased, upon the application of
Thomas Spillman, administrator, it was
rdered that M. Vitsch, J. Dnncan and
J. Strauss be appointed appraiser.
In the matter of the estate of John
Higgins, deceased, letters of adminis
tration having been issued to Sarah
Ann Higgins as executrix, on applica
tion it was ordered that Peter Nehren,
J. C, Bates and George C. Armstrong be
appointed appraisers. The probable
value of the estate is (500,
In the matter of the guardianship of
William Ross Eaton, a minor, the guar
dian, Mrs. Julia F. Eaton, filed an affi
davit that the value of the estate was
only (34, and she asked that (7.50 of the
10 filing fee be returned to ber, which
In the matter of the estate of James
King, deceased, personal property to the
amount of (60.50 was set apart for the
widow and minor child. The adminis
trator was also given authority to sell
the estate's Interest in the firm of King
Is the one part of the drug buslntss which I should
imagine would be of interest to every customer of a drug
store. Not because it is anything wonderful, this being
able to compound a doctor's prescription without making
an error, but the wonder of obtaining these delicate
chemicals, where they came from, the change that takes
place in compounding and a thousand and one things of
importance to health and life in the proper handling of
what at first may appear a simple prescription. For in
stance the mixing of Antipyrine with sweet spirits of nitre,
as all pharmacists know, makes a compound which would
probably cause death if given in doses as large as might
be given of either one alone. For a druggist to attempt
to mix turpentine, sweet oil and sulphuric acid in a bottle
would result in an explosion and the ruining of his cloth
ing if nothing worse happened.
Speaking ot Antipyrine it might be of interest to
the customer to know that since the patent on Antipyrine
has expired it can be bought at a very material reduction
from their old price of $1.40 per ounce. But such new
remedies as Heroin at $4 per ounce, Tetraethyammonium
Hydroxide at $2, Propylamine at $5, and Eucaine at
$2.50 have put in appearance and consequently your
breath may be taken away occasionally by the high price
of a prescription.
However, it has always'been my aim to compound
prescription at a reasonable profit and not make the price
of a cheap prescription high enough to pay the extra
price of an expensive one.
I have been in the prescription business pretty
much all my life and each year am making an effort to
serve my customers better than the year before.
C. G. HUN'IW,
Prescription Druggist OREGOH CUT, ORE.
in this space
& Bole awd book accounts at private
In the matter of the estate of Pauline
Coe, deceased, Elmer A. Coe, adminis
trator, having filed his final account, it
was ordered that June 5 be set as the
t'me of hearing final objections,
Notice to BicyclUts,
The bicycle tax of (1.25 will be delin
quent on May 1st, alter which date
there is added (1.00 as a fine for non
payment, and the wheel will be subject
to seizure by any ohVer of the law or
bicycle tax collector, and held until said
amount is paid.
Persons in the country may send the
amount by mail or otherwise to under
signed, "' '
E. H. Cowing,
Bicycle Tax Collector Clackamas Co
For Rent The large 8 room, modern
constructed house, lately occupied by
RV. M. L. Rugg, for rent,
II. E, Chops, Agent.