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OREGON CITY COURIER
OREGON CITY HERALD
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Waias County Independent. Canty
ABSORBED MAT, 1899
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tPATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY.
OREGON PITY, JULY 21, 1899.
An American Internal Policy.
First Public ownership of public franchises.
The values created by the community should ho
tting to the cammunlty.
Bboond Destruction of criminal trusts. No
wmopoltzatlon of the national resources by law
less private combinations more powerful than
the people's government.
'.Third A graduated Inoorae tax. Every oltlzon
'to contribute to the support of the government, ao
norilln to his means, and nolaocording to his ne
cessities. Fourth Kloctlon of senators by the people.
The senate, now becoming the private property
xf corporations and bosses, to be made truly repre
sentative, and the state legislatures to be redeemed
llrom recurring soandals.
' Fifth National, state and municipal Improve
ment ol the publlo school system . As the duties
ml citizenship are both general and local , every
ovornmont, both gsnerat and looal, should do
ilts share toward fitting every Individual to per
SriTU Currency reform, All the nation's
money to be Issued by the nation's government,
and Us supply to be regulatod by the people and
not by the banks.
8vgNTH No protection for oppressive trusts.
Organizations powerful enough to oppress the
jnoople are no longer "infant Industries."
Dirkot Lboisjatioh Lawmaking by the voters.
Tub ImTUTivE--The proposal of a law by a per
centage of the voters, which must then go to the
Th EnFRRENnTJM The vote at the polls of a
law proposed through the initiative, or on any
law passed by a lawmaking body, whose refer
ence is petitioned for by a percentage of the
Ths Imperative Mandate Whonover a publlo
official shall bo deemed dishonest, Incompetent
l i . i l 1 is r'ullittho voters shall have
the Hull! to retire him and elect one of their
choice. The people alone are sovereign,
"Senator MeBride, in New York, sayB
populism is dead in Oregon."
Populism may be dead, but the re
form movement of an oppressed, indig
nant, intelligent and justice-loving peo
ple I) alive and very much alive.
"Tho foreigner pays thti tax." A for
rtier resident of Oregon, now in British
Columbia, ordered a bill of groceries at
San Francisco prices. The merchant
tarnished the goods at the prices speci
iled, but added 40 per cent for tariff.
Tho mun was a republican but he isn't
Canada has adopted a two-cent poBt-;-a(re
rate for letters, Tue new stamp is
quite unique, showing a map of the
hole world with the British empire in
red spots all over it. Tbe loyal Can
adian now says as he applies his tongue
to the stamp, "We lick the wjrld" but
iorget to add that he goes behind its
shack to do it.
Thk newspapers are hit all around by
hese piping times. First the paper
(manufacturers advanced prices, and
aiow the type founder's trutt notifies us
of a decrease in their discounts. An ink
tiust has been formed and will almost
certainly raise prices as Boon as it is in
working order, In the meantime the
publisher does no more business, nor
can he increase prices. But the tariff
protected trust puts its hand into his
pocket just the same. Great are the
trusts as assisted by McKinleriim.
Ip investing enough in Clackamas
county of money brought here so that
1he proprietor of this paper pays f-OO in
tuxes, including two dollars paid on the
Enterprise to one paid by the Courier
llorald, makes the proprietor of this
aper a "carpet-bagger,'' thou we plead
Bro. Porter, writer of the above, and
tie writer of this came to Clackamas
county about tbe same time, the Enter
prise man with money to invebt and the
Coi'rikr-1Ibiiai.i man without a dollar.
Uro Forter by several deals in dirt and
real estate in this county and honor at
.,Salern and in Joe Simon's office In Port
'tonnl has made considerable money,
while tho writer has made a li tie more
'than a living, wlikh the brother senna
4o begriuljie up.
DQUBLE-L. P. AGAIN.
This chronic office holder and present
senator from Marion county in his organ
last week casts lying insinuations at us
and says we are getting crazy. We pre
dict that you, Brother Porter, will oc
cupy roomB In the brick building sur
rounded by high walls and about eighty
rods from the crazy house, long before
we arrive at the latter place.
This self-constituted legal adviser for
the county board wants to get the board
into trouble so he can have a chance to
act as its attorney, .but if ?t does it will
find it has something worse than a leech
to get rid. of in the person of the afore
said carpet-bagger from Wisconsin, who
was stuck onto the city government for
several years at a fat salary and attor
ney fees. We might cite a case where
in he was employed by the city to settle
jft case. He held on to the job for a year
or more and wouldn't do anything -'for
or against the city, and the council was
forced to buy him off at an expense of
two or three hundred dollars, betid i
the other fees reeived. s , I
As regards 'our Contract with the
board of commissioners, we would av
that the board has sense and judgment
enougb to transact the business of the
county without the help of Bro. Porter
who is trying to make the people think
that the board does not look after the
interests of the county In this regard.
He Bays that our last bill was cut down
by the board nearly one-third, when In
fact we charged for a couple of books
that we had paid for and which we were
expecting by every express from Port
land and as they did not arrive that
day we went to the clerk and told him
to tell the board to cut out the two items
which it did. How is this for a lying
insinuation. We defy Mr. Porter or
anyone else to prove we have not done
as we agreed to do in this matter. We
even permitted the board to cut down
our bill when we were positive we were
right just to save trouble, and wa are.
as the board will concede, always wil
ling to accede to its demands. We al
ways try to do as we agree to do which
is more than the grafting senator can
honestly say for himself.
This fellow has tried to iniure us in
many dirty, low lived and mean ways,
by lying about us and ours, trvincr to
get the merchants to boycott us so that
he could get business by unfair means.
(which he could not get in fair competi
tion), and as a last resort he has tried
to work on tbe political leelings of the
board of county commissioners in hope
that by some hook or crook he could get
even with this paper and the writer for
getting the job, which we took cheaply.
we admit. It grinds him to see the
county save $2000 on the nrintina bill.
when he "is a republican and should
have had it" for political reasons only,
The following extracts were taken
from a sermon of the Rev. Charles R.
Brown, pastor of the First Congregation
al Church, of Oakland, Cal. Read and
think Sor yourself :
" We read this week iis the dispatches
of Otis and Dewey that the space of a
mile square in one of the cities of the
Filipinos has been burned to the ground.
The places of business and the homes of
the helpless poor have been utterly de
stroyed. The claim has been made that
the torch was not applied bv an Ameri.
can hand, but we must remember the
presence of American troops on an er-
rand of aggression and conquest was tho
occasion of this unspeakable disaster.
And we have abundant testimony as to
the destruction wrought by our men.
Lieutenant Hayne. of tho California
Heavy Artillery, U. S. A., located at
Manila, writes in a letter to an Oaklnml
friend, 'I have seen a real war with all
its horrors. I have seen two hundred
acres of houses burned. I have put the
match myself to houses while old women
knelt at my feet sobbing and heaai no m a
to spare their shacks of palm leaves. I
nave ordered the destruction of acres nf
vegetables and fruit trees, which meant
mouths of labor and the only means of
living to the poor fellow who was on his
knees to me.
We read, also that this people, who, in
their desperation have fought for liberty
for a hundred years against Simnisli
domination, are still Btrugling for the
privileges ol sell-government in a way
that touches our American hearts. The
very women among the Filipinos have
been enlisting; and when their troops
were driven back from the trenches,
'among the bodies of the dead our men
found the bodies of women clothed in
men's garments and with their hair
cropped close. They, too, had shoulder
ed their muskets that they might stand
beside their husbands and brothers in
their pathetic contest for the privilege
of governing the soil where they lived.
It may be that these ignorant people are
misguided and that their estimate of our
final purpose is not correct, but the
desperation of their struggle against the
idea of taxation without representation
must touch the hearts of all those who
have not forgotten our own war of revolu
tion. Do we want to compel this un
willing people to accept our rule? Do
we want to kill, burn and devastate in
order to defeat them in their desperate
attempt to gain their freedom from any
foreign domination? I would not allow
anyone to surpass me in respect for the
OREGON CITY COURIER-HERALD, FRIDAY, JULY 21, 1899.
boys in blue who have bravely gone out
at their country's call. When I ad
dressed them upon several occasions
last summer, in their camps about the
bay, it thrilled me to look into their
faces and see, not the dull, coarse ex
pression that one finds in the mercenary
soldiers of Europe, but tbe fine intellig
ence of my own neighbors and fellow
citizens. But while I honor their zeal
and their consecration, I could wish that
these brave soldier boys were engaged
in something better than killing Filipino
women and burning a mile square of
humble homes of the helpless poor."
ITS VALENTINE NOW.
Go to your work and be strong, halt
inir not in your ways, - :
Balking the end balf-won for an in
stant dole ol praise., ,., h
Bland to your work and be wise, cer
1 tain of sword and pen. ' - '
, Who are neither children nor Gods,
but men in a world of men. , ,
That was the sentiment of the rebuke,
less prettily '(but more r vigorously ez
pressed, that' Uncle Sam gave to Mr
Edward Atkinson of Boston some weeks
ago. ' It is just possible that Mr. Atkin
son will have company soon in the pil
lory of public opinion, and that his
companion will be no less notable a per
son than " John J. Valentine, the mil
lionaire president of the Wells-Fargo
express company, ''
In various weekly journals, as well as
from the pulpit of an Oakland church
and the rostrum of the Ban Francisco
Y. M. C. A., have Mr. Valentine's phi
lippics on the Philippines gone forth.
When Statistician Atkinson was called
to order he pleaded that most of his
statements were culled from the "Con
gressional Record." Mr. Valentine
may plead similarly, for many of his es
says are dexterous patchwork, in which
are fitted tue thoughts of Prof. Moses of
Berkeley, Dr. Jordan of Stanford, John
B. Willard of Boston, Special Commis
sioner Harden, JuJge Morefield Storey
of Boston, and others. But Mr. Valen
tine has a good deal to say himself. In
a recent article on "Benevolent Assimi
lation" he says:
Viewed from the standpoint of dem
ocracy, the movement for retaining the
Philippine islands "Imperialism,"
"Forcible Annexation," "Benevolent
Assimilation," or by whatever name it
might be called, is one of the most de
lusive proposiiions that ever perplexed
the American people.
The United States has never had a simi
lar condition to deal with, and our gov
ernment and politics are utterly unfit
ted to meet its requirements We
should shrink from such a problem.
We should let the Filipinos work out
that question lor themselves in their
Again, in an article on "The Glory
and Cost of Expansion," it is said :
In view of these facts it is interesting
to rememoer that lor more than thirty
years, up to 1808, a maximum of 23,000
soldiers was sufficient to attend to the
military needs of the United States of
America, with a population running
from fifty to seventy-five millions of
people. Now, we have some 43,000 sol
diers in foreign lands, or, practically
speaking, twice what has been hitherto
required to safeguard the interests of
the nation. It may be assumed with
out going far astray that the mainte
nance of this army of 43,000 men in ac
tive service abroad, with the auxiliary
services ofour Asiatic naval squadron,
will cost this country not less than one
hundred million dollars per year. This
is only an item of the cost of expansion
It took the United States government
six years and thirty million dollars to
subdue 1,000 Seminole Indians within
our own borders. How long a period of
time and how much money will it take
to subjugate ten millions of determined
Filipiuos, 10,000 miles from the seat of
our government and in Oriental tropic
al lands, at sea level, with all the in
evitably destructive influences of cli
mate upon unacclimated American! sol
In an article on "Anti-Expansion,"
published in Oakland, Mr. Valentine
o iticised the government's action in
the Atkinson matter, referiing to it as
"that petty political roorback." But in
his latest article he gives the tail of the
big British lion an express pull, criti
cising the action of Captain Stuidee of
the royal navy for shelling Samoan vil
lages. He says:
Stordee, who during the recent hos
tilities shelled and burned Samoan vil
lages in which were only inoffensive old
men, women and children, said : "Well
we were out here in this beastly, God-
lorsanen country, ana we had to have
fun to keep alive." This gives som
idea of the character of the oilicer of an
English warship sent to Samoa, pre
sumably to enforce law and order and
teach the ignorant natives something of
civilization. So gallant a soldier as
Gencial Funston has recently expressed
himself very harshly, and arrogantly,
regarding tbe Filipinos.
And in another writing Mr. Valentine
Bums up the situation thus:
The policy of the prosent United
States congress and the executive ad
ministration may be summed up as
having shown four stages of progressive
First Yellow journalism and hys
teria. Second Revenge and elemental fe
rocity. Third Militarism and pride of power.
Fourth Ambition, greed and ignor
ance. It was largely through Mr. Valen
tine's encouragement that David Siarr
Jordan recently printed his volume of
anti-administraiion essays entitled "Im
perial Democracy" and the dedication
rentes that the work is "in recognition
of his unselfish patriotism and unshak
en courage." -
One reason why the republican party
is so fond of the trust octopus is because
the beast h:is eight legs to pull.
Farewell to Independence.
Written for the Courier-Herald.
What shall we say of our Uncle Sam?
He is so intent on growing bigger,
He marched his men to isle Luzon
to shoot to death the native nigger.
He said at first t'was to conquer Spain,
To drive her from the Eastern seas,
And then return them home again
And leave the natives in their ease.
And when they got to fair Manila
To drive from hence the haughty Don
Welcome shouts then came to greet
tbem .i . .. -,.
Zealous shouts from the native born.
We gave them of our finest rifles ; !
We gave them, too, some larger guns;
Gave them post in toil and conflict;
By their aid was the city won.
When victory crowned this mutual effort
'Tis said some natives shed glad tears
That. the powei of Spain, that cruel
despot,' ' c;. ; -, , .
Was broken at last after many years.
But Uncle Sam seemed in some hesita-
.: Uon. i .!:. . ,;, -r , ,. w,t ,
'Shall, justice rule, or shall the power
,,..of might? . , r . ,
The power of Spain we have fully bro-
Shall niggers stand before us in fight?
"These lands are, rich ; we need expan
sion. Like Johnny Bull we must strive to be.
'Tis false 'the people should rule a na
tion.' We must own some land beyond the
"Extend those lines !" McKinley said.
"Now let these natives understand
If they shed one drop of Yankee blood
Or attempt to stay our march inland,
"The fate that met the conquered Gaul,
His fame, his fall to low degree,
Shall me meted out to one and all.
This is my imperial and first decree 1"
"But not so fasti" said Luzon's sons.
"We, too, some history have read.
It was by your own great Washington
That men like us were to victory led.
"For many years we fought with Spain,
A tyrant, too, like George the Third,
Sweet liberty for ourselves to gain,
Nor help came to us from abroad.
"Nor will we be your willing slaves
Slaves to men who break their word
Not while the sun shall shed his rays
Or we have strength to raise a sword 1
"Onward now 1" said the sons of Luzon.
flTl.la nni,f. mH.l 1 I, -11 I,
a mo wuubijr muDb auu auaii uo iree.
It is to these, our rising sons,
We owe the boon of liberty !"
Instant was beard the cannon's roar.
Uncle Sam awoke as from a dream
To learn the fact that on this Eastern
There lay a foe as yet unseen.
The soldier boys, all dressed in blue,
Saw tbe flash as summer's lightning,
Returned the fire of the dusky foe,
Not knowing then why they were
A fresh, new war was on our hands
A war purely for subjugation.
Murmurs arose throughout the land,
"Let these fair isles become a nation.
"Our soldier boys so brave and true
Have filled their mission in fighting
It is a duty we owe to them
To return them to their homes again."
McKinley soon saw it was to his honor
Not that he cared for the people's
And soon was heard that welcome order
"Keturn at once the volunteer!"
But the cruel war was not yet over,
Though we fought so bravely there.
Come to think, our extended border
Would scarcely yet the city clear.
What to do was then the question.
'Say, Mark Hanna, what are your
To leave these isles to become a nation
Would weaken monarchies in other
But Mark was apt, as he always is.
"Why thus stoop to consultation?
Send more men across the seas
And of their blood we'll make liba
Fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters,
bave not your tears, out shed them
The god of greed demands more victims.
To the golden scepter we all must bow.
Farewell then to Independence !
Fond Liberty, you are but a snare.
We used to think, in childish innocence,
xoa were the jewel all should wear.
Our fathers fought that we might pros
Let us not forget fir Bunker Hill.
'Twas here proud greed thought us to
And silence forever sweet Freedom's
Nor will we yield to this sty fox effort
To be now entrapped by "Johnny's"
If we must fight, let's fight the despot,
Though enthroned on British isles.
The war with Spain lasted 114 days,
but the war in the Philippines has al
ready lasted 135 days and bids fair to
last very much longer. There was sent
to Cuba about 17,000 Boldiers and about
3500 in round numbers to Porto Rico.
Already close to 3S,000 have been sent
te the Philippines and the end is not
yet. General Otis has twice as many
soldiers as was required to conquer
Spain in Cuba and Porto Rico and his
army is twice as large as the force with
which General Scott conquered Mexico.
Tbe truth is, the job in the Philippines
has all been underestimated, with the
result that the war department has been
obliged to deceive the American people
while hoping that something would
turn up that would bring the war to a
close. Malheur Gazette.
Throt gh the tariff the government
fleeces h i community at lare in the
interest of some favored industry. H.
O. Havi meyer, Fres d nt of Sugar Trust.
I Glearance Sale..
Don't fail to get the
the month of July.
down to actual cost.
It's So! v'';
The Star Clothing House
Harding Block, Opposite
i Commercial Bank. . Oregon City, Or.
Big Cut in Tan Shoes
Boys' and Misses' Tan Shoes cut proportionately.
A beautiful Souvenir given with each pair of
McKITTRICK, "The Shoe Man," Next Door to 0. C. B.
Bryan Tlie Man
Indications from every quarter point
to the absolute certainty of Mr. Bryan's
nomination and election next year.
There may have been within the past
two years a time when the McKinley
administration by judicious manage
ment and a conduct of public affairs
based in a measure on wisdom and in
telligence that the republicans might
have returned the present incumbent to
the presidential office, but the blunders,
follies and crimes committed by those
in power have made it certain that un
der no possibility can they continue
after March 4, 1901, to administer the
affairs of this nation.
A retrospect of time and a glance at
conditions will convince the most obdur
ate, narrow and prejeduced followers of
'sound money and high protection"
that every promise made by the party
in power has either been broken or neg
lected. The flaming posters that stared
at us from the dead walls of every town
and cily in the union proclaiming that
with McKinley and protection we should
have more work, more employment,
more wages. We havn't had it. They
told us that what we wanted was not
the "mints opened, but the factories."
We were told that the republican party
favored the use of both metals and that
as the only possible bimetalism was in
ternational. The party leaders pledged
ihemselves to send a special commission
to Europe, to, if possible, prevail on the
nations there to consent to universal
silver coinage . The commission was
sent at an expense of not lees than $100,'
000 to the taxpayers, but no sooner had
they boarded the steamer for Liverpool
than the cable was loaded with messages
discrediting mission. They were snub
bed, discouraged and ridiculed wherever
they went. Cold glances and indifferent
shrugs greeted their enthusiasm (or the
white metal. The powers of Europe
heard their errand with impatience,
dismissed them with pity and contempt,
and the embassy was a failure in every
respect. In the interval the moneyed
classes were doing all that money, aided
by corrupt politicians, could do to "com
mit the country more thoroughly to the
gold standard" and suocelert tj that ex
tent many states last year declared (or
that financial evil.
England in the meantime has fastened
the single gold standard upon India,
though there is comparatively not a le
gal gold sovereign in that coun try to re
deem the silver rupee.
It is the intention of the Gage ele
ment, in charge our of banking system,
to to commit the country not only to the
single gold standard, but to grant to the
banks the privileges of issuing their
notes up to the full amount of bonds
deposited. Not only this, but to base
note issues on other bonds and collater
al. In short, the volume and control
of money will be in the bands of men
like Mr Gage, who, no doubt, will use it
wholy for their private beuefit.
The dominant party has shown their
contempt for the people by ignoring the
only official on their side who has shown
any disposition to oppose the trust, Gen.
Monnet, of Ohio, who has signaiized his
term of office by pursuing the Standard
oil and sugar trust, was not only
turned down at the last republican con
vention in Ohio, but all the work ac
complished was ignored, and no mention
made of his honest effort to rid the state
of a menace to its liberties, greater than
any heretofore known. He is virtually
discredited and out of the party and its
councils. McKinley's manager, Hanna,
has no use for an official who fights
The wtr ith Spain began with tbe
Great Bargains we offer during
All our summer stock marked
When you see it in our ad. ,
. - : ';'
v f v f.im wiiiv i MaaagaK , t fi
Balmorals was $3.50
" ; " 3 00
. " ' : 2.50
Oxfords " 2.50.
" " 2.00
Balmorals " 5,00
' " " 4-So
noble and sole purpose of liberating
slavery in Cuba and other Spanish col
onies, degenerated into a war of con
quest. The nnblushing purchase of a
nation of free people at two dollars per
head, the invasion of a country whose
people assisted us in defeating our en
emy, the breaking of promises made by
our military and naval authorities to a
generous and liberty loving ally, and
the war of extermination and conquest,
at the expense of thousands of brave
and noble lives lost in a hopeless attempt
to impose a foreign yoke on a struggling
The scandals In the various depart
ments in tbe purchase of supplies of
food, clothing, medicine and transporta
tion for our soldiers. Millions of dollars
and thousands of lives have been Btolen
and sacrificed to the greed and cupidity
of the McKinley army contractor. The
present party in power is responsible for
all the distress and misery under which
the country groans. Strikes and riots
in every part of the country. Nearly all
the necessities of life in the hands of
huge monopolies bent onlv on getting
all tbe "trafic will bear." 'The banks,
railro ads, virtually everything that civ
ilization demands for existence and
comfort in the absolute control of greedy
cupidity. The press muzzled or sub
sidized or both, the officials high and
low tainted with peculative corruption,
immunity from just taxes tor the rich,
oppressive and excessive burdens from
the poor, in fact a state of affairs that
will compel the people to demand a rad
ical change of affairs a man in the place
of an automatom 'whose motions are
controled by Hanna and Gage, one
whom the peopb love and respect for
his fearlessness, honesty and sense of
justice, "the foremost man of all this
world," William J. Bryan.
J. D. Stevens.
Canby, July 18.
Leonard Charman says that they had
made calculations on re-electing H.C.
Stevens as water commissioner and they
can't very well do without hiin. Mr.
Stevens believes in the Sam Jones the
ory, "Get there and stay there."
R. D. Wilson was elected bv the pnn ri-
Ci! aj water commissioner to succeed
H. C. Stephens, whose term of office ex
pired last June. Mr. Wilson wa dr.
clared elected by the council, filed his
bond, which was approyed, and a cer
tificate of election was duly issued to
him, which he filed with the secretar
of the commission. Stevens claims that
the mayor should have voted by ballot
rather than orally (a flimsy pretext) and
tnereiore refuses to vacate the place.
The two other commissioners, although
bound to recognize the member elected
by the council, refuse to notify Mr. Wil
son of the time and place of meeting or
to admit him as a member.
The Courier-Herald receives many
encouraging words for its stand for right
aud justice for the common people, for
which we are very thankful. It gives
us heart many times while we are striv
ing hard to please the readers and make
ends meet. The expense of running
this paper is about $300 per month, and
so long as we are able to raise this
amount you will find us making the pa
per as good if not betler than at present
If our income falls short we will have to
curtail expenses, but if it increases we
will improve the paper as much as our
means will admit. We depend -ipon
legitimate business forsupport and have
no sack to run to in case of an emergen
cy as the republicans have, and we
want tbe readers todisiin t y understand
that we arj neither an office holder nt r
an office seeker, it always interferes
with business as is very evident from
past and present events in this county.