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OREGON CITY COURIER-HEEALD, FRIDAY, OCTOBER a;, 1899.
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OREGON CITY, OCT. 27, 1899.
An American Internal Follcy.
Fmai Public ownership of public franchises
The values created by the community should be.
nutr to the cuinmuhRy .
annnnBin,ntinn of criminal trusts. No
miopoll7,a(lon of the national resources by law
less private combinations more powerful than
t be people's government.
Third A graduated Inoome tat. Every oitlson
o contribute to the support of the government ao
oordln? to his means, and not according to his ne
cessities. Fourth Eleotlon of senators by the people.
The senate, now beoomlng 'he private property
of corporations and bosses, to be made truly repre
sentative, and the state legislatures to be redeemed
' rom reourrlugsoandals.
Fifth National, state and municipal Impr ve
ment of the public school system . As the duties
Of oltlzenship are both general and local , every
government, both gsneral and local, should do
ts share toward fitting every individual to per
form them. 1
Sixth Currency reform. All the nation's
money to be issued by the nation's government,
and its supply to be regulated by the people;and
not by the banks.
Seventh No protection for oppressive trusts.
Organizations powerful enough to oppress the
peple are no longer "Infant Industries."
Direct Leoislatioii Lawmaking by the voters.
Thi Ikitiativb The proposal of a law by a per
Oentage of the voters, whloh must then go to the
Th imrunaiNnU!! The vote at the polls of a
aw proposed through the iultlatlve, or on any
law passed by a lawmaking body, whose refer
ence Is petitioned for by a percentage of the
Tna Imperative Mandate Whoncvor a public
official shall be deemed dishonest, inooinuetent
hi )i i 1 1 i I b inliinlc voters shall have
the right to retire him and elect one or their
choloe. The people alone are sovereign.
It is unfortunate for the administra
tion that all: the effortB to conduct a
smokeless campaign in the Philippines
It seems that we have reached vhe
time when money is everything! Man
nothing I In fact, we seem to have be
The general government is building a
mill that will turn out 2,000 pounds of
Hmokoless powder a day. If it can do
this why could it not Duild a packing
house and put up 2,000 pounds of mefl
to feed the hoys on who use the powder?
General Shatter has asked that the
government furnish him a phaeton in
which to ride around on duty. As some
civil officers are allowed to ride in smart
turnouts at the public expense, he doubt
less thinks that which is sauce for the
goose is sauce for the gander.
Thicks of agricultural implements
were advanced 25 per cent last week by
joint agreement of 41 manufacturers at
the meotiui of the Northwestern Tlow
and Implement Association in Chicago.
1 lie increase was based on the quota
tions of implements made August 1st.
On or about Nov. 10, "Mines and
Metals," a journal devoted to the min
ing industry in the northwest will be
issued in Portland with Albort Tower
us editor. The publication will follow
the style and makeup of the "Engineer
ing and Mining Journal," of New York.
Tim Now York World reports that
Admiral Dewey Bald at a banquet, "If I
could make as good a president as Cleve
land did I would not mind running."
If those are the sentiments of the hero
of Manila the people of this country can
emphasize the words, "Good Lord, iTo
Tun government, the bankers' cat's
paw, has ordered the payment of one
year's advance interest on the national
dobt to stay a panic. The condition is
desperate to force such a measure. It
may stave it off, but the panic will ap
pear on the scene in the near future just
the ssnie. Get jour house in order.
And It will eclipse all previous panics
when it comes. Appeal.
We gave President McKinley due
credit for approving CaptHin Carter's
sentence. Now we are getting a little
anxious to give Attorney General Griggs
credit for beginning preceding to re
cover the $1,600,000 of the stealings of
Carter and his pals which is not out
lawed by the stattue of limitations.
Eighty per cent, of the national ex-
p 'nses is for war I How is that for a
country basking in tl.e sunshine of peace
and prosperity? The taxes, imperial
and local, of this country are $14 per
person per year. This is dtuble the tax
that any other nation on earth burdens
its people with, whether republic, mon
archy or despot. But we are a free peo
ple and would not submit to tyranny 1
Not we I Appeal To Reason.
Readers of daily papers must bear in
mind the fact that all news reaching
American readers through dispatches
from the Boer war are carefully doc
tored by the English for American con
sumption, with a view to exciting sym
pathy. Don't be misled by the McKin-
Get down on your knees this very night
and pray God to help the poor Boers to
defend their country from the bloodiest
robbers the world ever produced. God
bless Oom Paul ! May he live long and
The following is clipped from a Min
nesota paper. It reveals a condition of
affairs that ought to set any one to
"The Standard Oil Company sells
2,509,000,000 gallons of oil every year.
This, according to their own testimony,
costs thorn only 2) cents per gallon, or
$10,000,000, and sells at 12) cents per
gallon, or over $300,000,000, leaving a
net gala of about $290,000,000 per year.
Is it any wondor that tl.e Standard runs
or ruins eyerything that comes in its
way? We must put the oil industry in
the hands of the government soon or the
Standard will run the republic."
The judges of the Jackson county,
Mo., court have ordered the sheriff not
to travel over the Burlington road,
against which the business men of Kan
sas City have declared a boycott because
of alleged discrimination against thecity.
When laboring men boycott it is a prison
offense, but the business men can do the
same thing and the court upholds them.
But then the business men go into poll
tics for their own interests, while the
working asses vote the tickets that the
business men put up and never think
there is anything In politics for them.
rouTicAi prejudice is the ruination of
our people. No one steeped in prejudice
can be truly great. The unprejudiced
man, filled with love for all mankind, is
the greatest man in the world. Such a
man is liberal and tolerant and does not
hate people simply because thev are Jew
or Christian, Protestant or Catholic, Mo
hammedan, Spiritualist or anvthinir else.
He realizes that all mankind is living up
to its highest concept of truth in spite Of
itself. A truly great man will do unto
others as he would have them do unto
him, and whether he believes in the di.
vinity of Christ or not, he will doff his
nat to the principles of hun who taught,
"Peace on earth, good will to men."
Prejudice is weakness in one's character
and injures the one that harbors it mom
than the one toward whom it is directed.
Man must rise above prejudice if lin
hopes to help mankind. Then shall the
frost of political prejudice vanish before
the dawn of a higher civilization.
Isn't it clear to you that if property in
the hands of great capitalists and cor
porations is oppressing you, the only
remedy is to rfit it in other hands? Now
in whose hands can you put it that it
will not be just as oppressive as it now
ii? No one's. If must be in the hands
of all the people; in other words, it
must be made public property. Prop
erty of iteelf is not oppressive, but a
blessing. It is the men who control it
that are oppressive. You cannot trust
capital with any mnn, but must own
and control it yourselves. This can only
he done by end through public property,
The postoffice, though not all it should
ba because of it relation to railroads
an I appointive powers, is not oppress
ive like the express companies, railroads
and great monopolies. That is because
you own it and it is not conducted for
One of the disheartening condilions of
the times is the tendency of reformers to
get together and howl and rant about
"reforming condilibns that now exist."
A careful study of a good share of these
reformers will reveal the fact that they
are not so greatly concerned about the
reformation of themselves as they are of
Ihe reformation of their neighbor and se
curing an office. Auy reform measure
covering selfishness and self-aggrandizement
will sooner or later become the
laughing stock of the people. We re
spect a single taxer who sticks to his
text and spurns political trades. The
Socialist who believes in hi theories has
our respect so long as he d. -votes himself
to the promulgation of his doe'rines
and keeps out of the nasty whirlpool of
politics where false leaders of reform get
together and coiiBpire to reach an office
of Borne kind where the taxpayers must
support him in luxury. Such reforma
tion lug done mankind more harm than
good George's Weekly,
Captain Oaktkk, the thief who stol ,
as far as is known, in one government
opoi .t ion, some two millions, has been
sente: red to five years in prison, where
ho wi'l live m all the luxury and free
doin nt the command of ihe administra
ti m, as all the rich thieves do. What
he Btole pays him $400,000 a year $33,
000 a month or over $1000 a day for the
time he will serve if not pardoned out
(which he will be after the thing has
blowed over). Pretty good pay for four
years, eh? In Kansas City recently,
and in Los Angeles more recently, men
who committed the awful crime of steal
ing chickens to keep from starving were
sentenced to three years in prison. But
to steal a chicken is a greater crime in
the poor than to steal $1000 a day for
four years in the rich. Will tlio poor
ever have enough sense to see that they
are worse than dogs under this capital
istic system? Are they not as much
fools as were their ancestors who sup'
ported brutal and vile kings and empe
rors? Say. you poor chaps, vote 'er like
you have all your lives I That's the way
to change conditions 1
Is a stump speech in South Dakota,
Mr. McKinley said:
"We have a little insurrection in the
Philippines which I trust will be yery
Monday morning a Washington dis
patch said :
"The combined military and naval
forces of the United Statea'in the Philip
pines, when all the troops and ships now
u ider orders reach their destination a-m
aggregate more than seventy thousand
m.h nuu ruKTvri wak vessels."
A list of the regiments and Bhinawas
given. Is not this considerable of a
force to put down a "little insurrection ?"
I The army in the Philippines is more
; than double the size of our entire stand
ing army before the war with Spain.
It is three times the size of the force re
' quired to whip Spain in Cuba and Pdrto
Rico. And it is three and a half times
i bigger than the armies under Scott and
Taylor in the Mexican war.
The Ortgonian is authority for the
statement that the cost of recruiting the
new regiments for the Philippines
amounts to $. per man. At lhat rate
it would cost $20,000,000 simply to re
cruit an army of 100,000 men. To the
thoughtful man there is much meaning
in these figures. The heart of the peo
ple is not in this war. . The respectable
and honorable ciiizens refuse to be made
an instrument of persecution. The
figures above most emphatically signify
that the American people have no sym
pathy for a war waged against a weaker
nation seeking its independence. It
was a most significant fact that none of
the better class of citizens could be in
duced to enlist. For the most part re
cruiting officers Bought their men about
the saloons and dens of vice. It was this
class of men who did the recruiting in
Chehalis. They left a number of large
hotel bills unpaid here and it, was nec
essary to follow them to Vancouver to
recover the money. This was not the
class of men that responded to the call
f ir volunteers when the war broke out
with Spain, Our beat blood went, and
they went willingly. They gave their
services because tiey considered the war
a just and righteous war. We mention
these facts to show the temper of the
people on the policy of subduing the
Filipinos. Chehalis Advocate.
A FEW STRAWS.
Here are a few straws which show
which way the wind is blowing. The
Farm and Home, of Springfield, Mass.,
asked and received from its readers the
following answers to questions concern
ing imperialism .
Should the Filipinos be hell in subjec
tion to the United States, or should they
be allowed to form an independent gov
ernment? Independent 12,520
Should Cuba be free and independent,
or should it be annexed to the United
Should Porto Rico be free and inde
pendent, or should it be annexed to
Cuba oi the United States?
Annexed toU. S. ....... .11,897
Annexed to Cuba 1,746
Should there be free trade between
the Uuited States and Cuba, Porto Rico
and the Philippines?
Should coolie or contract labor be per
mitted in Hawaii or other tropical inde
pendencies in defiance of United States
Snould United States senators be
elected direct by the people?
Yes : 16,453
The answers are especially interesting
as showing the drift of public opinion on
the matters submitted.
School books and school supplies at
Portland prices. Tablets, rulers and
pencils free to purchasers of books.
Charman A Co., the cut-price druggists.
On January 12th, 1848, Abraham Lin
coln in congress denounced the policy of
President James K, Polk in insisting on
the seizure of the entire Mexican repub
lic. The Blave-holding class at that time,
like the "' McKinley-Hanna-Roosevelt-Chamberlain
Rhodes Jameson land
grabbing' syndicate of today, were bent
on getting everything in sight, for the
pretended purpose of "benevolently as
similating" not only the natives of the
conquered territory, but of extending
the "blessings" of human Slave-y. .
Mr. Lincoln made the same argument
against the taking of the whole Mexican
republic that Mr. Bryan does today
against the forcible conquest of the Phil
ippine. Though McKinley has denied
his intention of forcibly annexing the
Philippines, yet his appointment of Otis
as aiilitary governor of the islands, his
treaty with the sultan of Sulu, his tacit
admission end consent to a continuation
of polygamy and slavery and his unpat
riotic and Jo-p )ti.j treatment of those
eminent in naval and military service,
like Schley itnd Wheeler, show the
greedy selfishneis of his character. The
Americans -ho denounce McKinley and
his advisers aid policy stand today
where Abraham Lincoln stood, and if
Lincoln was light in his opposition to
the coi.q est of Mexico 'jr the express
purpose of extending the slave power to
that coui.li)', then tue anti-imperialists
are rihl in their opposition to the forci
ble flnne.xntioii of the Philippines for
the puiyose ui exieLding wage slavery
to that country.
That wage slavery and commercial ex
ploitation of the producer is the objectof
the present imperialistic system goes
without saying. It is the desire and aim
of the so-called Anglo-American alliance
to subjugate the islands and put the in
habitants on a level with the Kgyptian
fdlkh or the East Indian pariati for the
benefit of Vanderbilt on the part of the
United States and Sir Thomas Lipton
and Joe Chamberlain on the part of
Great Britain. Any nttempt of the pres
ent administration to deny this or to
pretend a philanthropic desire to benefit
the inhabitants of the archipeago will
have no weight with the American peo
ple, as they can easily see th intention
of plutocracy. The grabbing of the Phil
ippines is a part of the wholesale con
spiracy of the world's masters to seize
every piece of territory on the globe
available for the purpose of keeping up
the monarchial and imperialistic sys
tems that oppress the earth. Whether
on the Asiatic, Australian or African
cont'nent, the pampered, luxurious, idle
classes of Europe must be kept in pom
Royalty and its attending evils are the
excuse for standing armies for the whole
sale butchery of innocent people whose
only fault is love of home and defense of
native country. Where a bullying power
covets the property of a weak and ap
parently defenseless republic like the
Transvaal and its sister republic, the Or
ange Free States, excuses and provoca
tions sufficient can be found to crush
them and appropriate their persons and
property. The peaceful inhabitants of
the South African republics might h tve
lived in enjoyment of peace and tran
quility for ages, had not the discovery of
gold in their country awakened the lust
and cupidity of the comnaercial classes
of England, and now that a sufficient
pretext has been found, England haB
sent her armies, commanded by her
Weyler, General Butler, who demands
absolute power of life or death over ail
in South Africa.
In Ameri ca, like in England, is a gold
subsidized press, controlled and paid by
British gold to magnify English success
and Dutch disaster. Out own state of
Oregon Is cursed with one. of these
sheets that sees only justice, equity and
stability in a monarchy and riot and an
archy in a republic where the people in
sist on pure democracy. It denounces
as traitors, fools and copperheads all
who oppose despotism and laud as wise
and patriotic those who further efforts to
"The Irish and Germans," the Orego
nian says, "are standing in the way of
political progress," because they oppose
England a way oi dealing with Ireland
and the Transvaal. America and Amer
icans owe much to the Irish and Ger
mans for assistance rendered both in the
war for American independence and the
late civil war, but to England we owe
mthing. Let us hope that the Irish
and German vote will be on the side of
liberty, equality and freedom for the op
pressed and downtrodden, in whatever
part of the globe they may be.
The people who are against the impe
rialistic policy of McKinley and Joe
Chamberlain include men of the highest
political, social and literary standing in
the country today ' Mr. Bryan cf
course, has made a distinct issue of this
Tt fUrni8hed ftr8umeDtB
to most of these men for their position.
Bese8 the array of nature's noblemen
of today who have taked their stand in
oppos.tion to imporialism.it is a plea- '
are to mention such grand patriots as .
Washington, Jefterson, Henry,Adams, .
Jackson, Sumner and Abraham Lincoln.
Opposed to these we find, in times past
and present, King George, Benedict Ar
nold, Jeff Davis, William McKinley and "
Harvey Scott. Take your choice.
Canby,Oct.20. J" D St-
PRESIDENT McKlNLEY has for-
. ever robbed United States of any
right of moral protest against the
cruelty of armed conquest by another
President McKinley, on his vote beg
King tour, failed to say anything about
"opening the mills" in the towns where
the mills have been closed by the trusts
during his administration.
It is not a sudden friendship for Eng
land ; it is a shamefaced confusion over
our own appeal to brute force to main
tain our title which silences so many re
publicans who would otherwise de
nounce what they would formerly have
regarded as a display of British greed
and hatred of republican institutions.
Members of the cabinet already speak
of our "empire" in their speeches, and
it looks as though imperialism would
soon bring "lese majestic" in its.train.
A man who tried to ask a question at
one of the president's Michigan meetings
was clubbed by the police, just like he
would have been in Germany.
If the people of Luzon are incapable of
self government, the president might
get his vassal sultan of Snlu to give
them a few lessons. McKinley has made
a treaty with the sultan allowing hirn to
manage affairs in his own way and
agreeing to pay him from the United
States treasury for doing it.
Spanish statesmen must smile when
they think that the United States paid
them $20,000,000 for the privilege of try
ing to crush what they had for years
tried to crush, and failing as they had
failed. Truly President McKinley'
policy should cause the breast of every
American who loves the honor.,of his
country to swell with pride.
Senator Hanna is trying to coerce the
1000 employes of the Ashtabula dock,
which he owns. At the noon hour the
other day he made them a speech and
threatened them that unless they voted
the republican ticket they might find a
lack of work. They are mostly of for
eign birth, Poles, Finns, Swedes and
Senator Hanna, through the firm of
M. A. Hanna & Co., of which he is the
head, figures as a prominent directing
member of the mammoth soft coal trust
recently organized "in Western Pennsyl
vania. The senator's son, Daniel R.
Hanna, was one of the most active or
ganizers of this great monopoly and
President McKinley's cousin, Frank M.
Osborne, is to be president of this com
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