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OREGON CITY COURIER-HERALD FRIDAY, FEBRUARY .8, 1901.
Oregon City Courier-Herald
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PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY.
-.OREGON OITY, FEB. 8, 1901.
Thr military bill increasing the army
-which recently passed the house of rep
resentatives provides for a regular btand
ang army costing $113,000,000 a year.
This expansion is a permanent onn,
The annual cost, $113,000,000, is $13,000,
'000 more than the British army costs,
and only $12,000,000 less than France
tpays for her huge military machine.
Germany's army costs only $13,000,000
It 1b a simple problem In arithmetic,"
aays the Johnston (Pa.) Democrat,
"When Mr. Rockefeller will be the
whole thing. Day before yesterday it
-was the copper mines, yesterday the
: great banks of the metropolis, today it is
the railroads. What will he Buy tomor
row? And the significant part of his
operations is that the more money he
spends on dividend-paying investments
rthe more money he has to spend."
rfiN!E August 6, 1898, we have sold to
Hhe people in the Philippine islands
goods to the amount of $20,000,000. To
effect this sale we have expended up
wards of $200,000,000 and sacrificed 3,251
American soldiers. How long will it
v take this nation to bankrupt itBelf by
flecaring trade and commerce at such a
08tT And how much more would
Imve sold to the Philippine islands In
the same length of time if we had treated
the Filipinos on American lines? Oma-
It appears that the Filipinos are not
easily influenced by the ballot. During
'the presidential campaign of last year
it was eolemly promised that the re
election of William McKinley would
have the effect of Immediately br'nging
the war in the Philippine islands to a
close; that the "rebels" were only
holding out In the hope that the election
of a new administration would result in
he immediate withdrawal of the United
Stales troops from the islands. Possibly
mot as many people were foolish enough
to believe this theory as the administra
tion supposed. What the country needs
is not fewer presidential campaigns,
but luoto dignified ones. Campaign
lying ought to be made as reprehensible
as cheating in buBinoas transactions.
AocoiiniNu to the war correspondent
f the London Times, the Brilmh have
an immense amount of work ye t to do
in H .uth Atrium. He writes: "We
Imve to furnish from the ranks of the
army political organizations for the tem
porary government of the two new colo
nies, municipal police for Pretoria, Jo
liaunenhnrg and Woemfontein, a large
portion of the staff necessary for working
over 1000 miles of railway, garrisons for
about thirty towns and villages, guards
lor about foity bridges, and a long line
of duleneo for the railway, of which
nearly 1800 miles has to be either pa
trolled or strongly held. Not a single
man thus employed is available for
active operations against the enemy.'
Io add to those burdens already borne
by the army the Orange River drifts
have been UUl and the line of fortified
posts between Thabanuhn and Lady
brand." Last your the gro.-s earnings of the
railroads in the United States were $1,
480,(i73,0f14. The not earnings were
$i23,8o8,l)l2. Operated as Bcoies of lit
4lo competing systems the clear profit
was more than five hundred million dol
lars. That aggregate of profit from one
year's operation of the roads is enough
to make live hundred millionaires, and
the ex prop iution ot that amount from the
working chins might well make a mil
lion tramp. If all the roads wore
united in one compact nystem the ex
punsea would be greatly reduced and
wiih all competition eliminated tlw in
come would be largely increased. If the
government owned the roads it would
operate thorn at about the actual cost
That is.it would transport all the freight,
jpncMttigera, etc., in a eaier Htid more sat.
iafactory way than private companies
do, with regard to safety of employes
and conveniences of the public rather
than the paying of dividends, and for
this service would charge the people
$523,828,912 less than the railroad com
panies cl a re them for each year's ser
vice, leaving in the pockets of the Amer
ican people that much money which
now goes to the railway magnates.
If $26 a ton for steel rails is too high a
price, as has repeatedly been shown the
past four months, $28 would be simply
extortion. Yet the steel pool announces
that the higher price will be fixed on
and after February 1 . It expects to sell
au aggregate of 2,000,000 tons ol rails
during the year 1901, and coolly notifies
the railroad companies to hand over to
it an extra $4,000,000.'
There is no fairness or justice in this
staud-and-deliver policy. There is lit
tle reason or sense in it. Its tendency
if not a direct result of it, must inevitably
be to check railroad construction and
improvement. It establishes a bad re
lation between two great industries that
muHt end in reprisals-matters that
should have no place in legitimate busi
ness. And it may lead to advance, but
unwarranted, prices in other branches
of the iron industry and thus unsettle
trade to a degree that would be calami
That the steel pool means to wring
from the railroads every dollar that the
business will stand is as plain as sun
light. It would put the price of rails at
$30 if it dared.
The spectacle of an American philan
thropist participating in a hold-up for
WUU.uuu ia not an inspiriting one at
the threshold of the new century. N.
SCALP BOUNTY TAX.
The legislature has passed and the
governor has approved a law imposing a
tax of one mill on all the assessable
property of the state to pay a few scalp
bounty speculators and grafters of east
ern Oregotjand importers from Northern
California and other countries who have
already secured $100,000 of warrants and
will soon have several hundred thousand
more. Of all the grafts ever imposed
o i tbe people under cover of law this is the
least excusable. It adds another mill or
about $5000 to the taxes of the people of
Lane county this year, and an equal pro
portion to the taxes of all western Ore
gon, and will not benefit the people of
this county or any other county west of
the Cascades one cent, and is not of much
benefit, if any, to the people of Eastern
Oregon other than scalp graftera. It is
class legislation and is clearly useless
and extravagant and should be resisted
in the courts if there be any legal
grounds for such action. Killingcoyotes
does not decrease the number any more
man killing fleas would exterminate
them. They breed bo fast that there
will be all the time as many as can live
in a given tract of country, and be ex
terminated only by Bottling up the
country and removing the means of
snbsistance. In this acalp bounty busi
ness the last legislature took the cake
for raw grafting and the present legisla
ture has some excuse foi trying to carry
out the mistake of Its predecessor. Ore
gon State Journal.
Curtain bills have been introduced
into the legislature designed to lessen
the cost of proceedings in probato. 1 This
is a praiseworthy purpose, end these
projects ought to be considered carefully
by the legislators in the interest of vhe
people who are necessitated to have re
course to the courts. Manv of these
matters inllict hardship upon women
and children already sorely tried by the
loss. of their bread winner, and it seems
cruel to add to their agonv. alreadv
acute enough, bv taking from their
mouths their morsel of meat ami be
stowing it upoit the probate parasites.
It is literally another terror added to
death for a poor widow with a mite of
property, some little homestead, a lot
and cubin, perhaps, to he compelled to
go into the funeral forum to be fleeced
by tho taxes of that tribunal which
could be cut short by an act of legit la
tion. The waste of smalt properties in
this way is to he deplored, but It can be
corrected in the manner indicated. We
allude to small estates particularly, be
cause the wealthy can usually protect
themselves ; but the poor are mostly at
the mercy of legal sharks'
A distinguished minister of the Gospel
the Rev, Horatio Stabbing, in commned
ing the bills now before the legislature,
writes that he funis "it will not bo out
of place to express mv earnest, unselfish
hope that the bills will hcimn law."
Dr. Stebbins sa s t'mt he has had con
siderable experience in this line of af
fairs, and he has been again and ngain
Impressed with the almost barbaric
wronmhat is perpetrated under the
present law. An estate in his care was
wrrsieu irom li'iu through a sheer tech-
nical construction of t
" existing statute
ami he was mulcted in i4onu
where In his own care $400 would have
sufficed. Moved by this sense of in
justice Dr. Stebbins exclaims: "Weap
plandthe benefactors of society, the
founders of charaties, schools and eol
leges; but no benefaction, charity or
-.bool can diffuse the good that a wise
and just law confer." 8. V Call
Professor Hall in the Forum has
analyzed our recent immigration, which
presents some astonishing features.
Last year we received 400,000 immi
grants from Europe. Of these 100,000
were from Austria-Hungary, 100,000
from Russia, 40,000 only from Ireland,
10,000 from England.
The three principal elements in the
yeat's accession to our population were:
South Italians, 84,346 ; Hebrew, 60,764;
Polish, 46,938 ; the Irish rank next, and
below them Scandinavians, 32,952, and
Aa recently as 1869 our immigration
from the British Isles, France, Germany
and Scandiuavia was three-quarters of
It has been said that India is a mu
seum of races. But if each of the many
races now flocking to the United States
should preserve its national type and
remain racially isolated and non-assimilative,
this country would present a
greater diversity and be more of a race
museum than India.
It is a tenable theory that our institu
tions require for their maintenance a
homogeneous people, and it may well
be feared ..that the diversity of races
and nationalities now pouring in upon
us may soon begin to overtax our power
of assimilation and produce a case of
national indigestion. The first Bign of
non-assimilation is the appearance of
their ancestral national customs and
racial habits in the second and third
generations of these immigrants.
Whenever we have distinct Polish, Slo
vak, Oroatian and Lithuanian groups in
ouc population the danger line will have
been reached. It ia believed by Borne
statisticians and observers that this al
ready appears. In some parts of Penn
sylvania the Huns and Slavs aire remain-
ing apart lrom each other and distinct
from the American community. The
same is true of the Syrians and Arme
nians. It ia noteworthy that many of these
nationalities, tbe Huns, Magyars, Syr
ians, Armenians and Slavs, are of not re
mote Oriental origin. They are com
mon stock with the Siberian, Scythian
and the Tartars.
Henri de Blowitz, the noted Paris cor-
respondent of the London Times, ex
presses hia opinions on "Coming Events
and Present Problems" in the current
number of the North American
Review. His prophecy is pessimis
tic. "I catch," he writes, "glimpses
in the twentieth century of Wars
on wars throughout its entire swn.
If the United States is swept aw L by
the wind of imperialism it miuttejj
ready (o sustain during the coming cen
tury formidable struggles in order to as
similate what is still wanting to the sat
isfaction of its imperialist dreams, and
no time should be lost in the prepara
tion of the means which will perm.t the
serious realization of this ideal."
The source from which Blowitz ex
pects the first wars to arise is Austria.
He says : "In the center of Europe I Bee
war break out on the morrow of the
death of Francis Joseph. There is not a
single reflecting being who can sup
pose that at Francis Jobeph's death the
marvelous mosaic which from the Aub
tria of yesterday has become the Aus
tria-Ilungary of today, will continue to
remain what it now is."
"The struggle for the partition of the
Austrian empire when once it begins to
go to pieces will involve all the nations
of the continent. Germans, Slavs,
Hungarians and Italians will each de
mand a province, and the French and
the Russians will be irresistibly drawn
into the contest. One of the greatest
wars of history will follow, and
when it is ended there will be a new
Euroi e. "
Such is the forecast in the century
made by one of the ncuteet observers of
the times. It closes with the statement
that the supreme work of the twentieth
century will be the discovery of the full
meaning and potency of electricity.
Biowitz pays: "The solution of all the
problem, which are tormenting the hu
man mind is bound up in this one. This
solution will sni press frontiers, change
the aim of armies, subject tl.e planetary
spaces to the human will, modify alto
gether the faith of the race, and give in
general to tbe efforts of its intelligence a
fresh direction and an object as yet un
For over Fifty Years
An Old and Well-Tried Remedy.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used for over fifty years by millions,
of mothers for their children while
teething, with perfect success. It
soothes the child, soitens tho gums,
allays all pain, cures wind colic, and is
the best remedy for Diarrluea. Is
pleasant to the taste, Sold l.y Drug
gists in every part of the World.
Twentv-tive cents a bottle. Its value is
incalculable. He sure and ask for Mrs.
'Winslow's Soothing Syrup, and take no
A Fireman's. Close Call.
"I stuck to my engine, althougheverv
joint ache I and every nerve was racked ;
with pain,' writes u. . ueuaiuy, a lo
comotive fireman, of Burlington, Iowa.,
"1 was weak and pale, without any ap
petite and all run down. As 1 was
about to give up, 1 got a bottle of Elec
tric Bitters, and, alter taking it, I felt
as well as I ever did in my lite " Weak,
sickly, run down people alwajsgain new
life, strength and vigor from their use.
Try them. Satisfaction guaranteed by
The finest bon bon boxes in town al
Kozy Kandy Kitchen, up to date on
The latest in chocolate of all kinds at
the Kozy Kandy Kitchen,
Dr. R. B. Beatie, dental offices, rooms
15 and 16, Weinhard building.)
A few watches for sale cheap at
Younger's. Watches cleaned, $1.
When in town get your dinner at the
Red Front House. MealB 15 cents.
The latest out Try the inarshmallow
kisses at the Kozy Kandy Kitchen, v
R. L. Holman, leading undertaker
two doora south of court house, Oregon
A brand new top b'iggy for sale at a
sacrifice. Inquire at Courier-Herald
$500 to loan at 6 per cent on farm
property. Address A A, care Courier
Herald. Shank & Bissell carry the 'most com
plete line of undertakers' suppliej in
$20 to $100 to loan on cha tel or per
sonal security. -Dimick
& Eastham, Agts.
If you want good wood from large yel
low fir timber, order of O. E. Stewart,
Cams, or E. H. Cooper, Oregon City.
For Sale Cheap Good house of seven
rooms; 2yi lots; barn, fruit, etc. At
Ely villa. See the owner, Adam Haas,
who lives on place.
Dr. J. Burt Moore is now prepared to
answer prolessional calls. Office tem
porally at residence,, 10th street, near
Jefferson, Oregon City.
To Loan on Farm Property $500,
$1000, $1500, at 7 per cent, one, two or
three years. Dimick & KaBtham, law
yers, Oregon Oity Oregon.
For Sale or Trade. House and lot on
Madison, near Third; good well; will
rent for $8 ; cheap at $800, or will trade
for farm ueartowo. Address M. Ek
strand, Oregon City.
Fcr Sale 75 acrea of timber land 1
mile from Oregon City. Price $75 per
acre. Will take partly in exchange
some desirable farming land. Address
Wm. Beard, Ely, Or.
When you visit Portland don't fail to
get your meals at the Royal Restaurant,
First and Madison. They serve an ex
cellent meal at a moderate price; a good
square meal, with pudding and pie, 15c.
Those fine Oregon City lots : 1, 2, 3
and 4, of block 82 and 5, 6, 7 and 8, of
block 83; lots 65 x 110, all fenced, level
and cleared ; only $225 each, $100 cash,
alance to suit at 7 per cent . 504, Gold
8 niilh street, Lower Albina, Ponland.
When you want a good square meal
go to the ifrunsA'ick restaurant, oppo
site suspension bridge, L. Ruconich,
proprietor. Everything fresh and clean
indwell cooked; just like you get at
home. This is the only brut-clues res
taurant in Oregon City and where you
can get a good meal for the price of a
poor one el where.
Reliable man for manager of branch
office we wish te open in this vicinity.
If your record ia O K. here is an oppor
tunity. Kindly give good reference
Tub A. T. Morris Wholesale House.
Illustrated catalogue 4 cents stamps.
Is destruction of lung by a
growing germ, precisely as
moldy cheese is destruction
of cheese by a growing germ.
If you kill the germ, you
stop the consumption. You
can or can't, according to
when you begin.
Take Scott's Emulsion of
Cod Liver Oil : take a little
It acts as a
food ; it is the
easi est food.
Seems not to be
food ; makes you
hunfjTv ; eatinsj
You grow stronp:-
i'h. '-H iiuute liiis
tliis pi. -tine on it, gj
l:.Uc no other.
1 alee more;
not too much ; enough is as
much as you like and agrees
with you. Satisfy hunger
with usual food ; whatever
you like and agrees with you.
, When you are strong
again, have recovered your
strength the germs are
dead ; you have killed them.
If you have not tried it, send
for free sample, its agreeable
taste will surprise you.
SCOTT & BOWNE,
409 Pearl St., New York.
50c. and $1.00; all druggists.
Special Values in
YOU MAY NOT KNOW IT
But tht Best Stock of First-Class
Goods to be Found at Bottom
Prices in Oregon City is at
t You Can
Patent Flour, made from old wheat. It
. makes the best bread and pastry and always
gives satisfaction to the housewife, Be sure
r ana oraer ratent riour made Dy tne rort-
land Flouring Mills at Oregon City and
. sold by all grocers. Patronize
I Home Industry
H. Bethke's Meat Market
First-Class pleats of 11 Kinds'
ive irg a Call aijd be Treated ?i&jt
Foresight Means Good Sight
If there ever was a truism it is exemplified in the
above headline. Lack ot foresight in attending to the
eyes in time means in the end poo? sight. We employ
the latest most scientific methods in testing the eyes,
and charge nothing for the examination. Dr. Phillips,
an expert graduate oculist and optican, has charge of our
A. N. WRIGHT The Iowa Jeweler
293 norrlson Street, PORTLAND, OREGON
Ahaiotn il Mining' Co.
456 Parrott Building, San Fran.sisco, Cal.
CAPITAL STOCK $250,000. SHARES PAR VALUE $1
STOCK NOT ASSESSABLE.
Lands in the Center of the Vast Oil Fields of Kern County
Stock has doubled in price and now offered at fifty
cents a share. Stock sold on
I. LEMUHIEU, Agent at Oregon City.
S G, SKIDMORE & CO.,
CUT PATE DRUGG'STS
151 3rd Street fORTI-AHD OREGON
Headquarters for ,
Drugs and Chemicals, Compounding of Pre
scriptions and Receipts.
Lowest Prices on Patent Medicines, Brushes, Soap and Rubber Goods
7 til Street
i sal .. j fMW xrv : v ;
.MAX S IV
Brown & Welch
-Proprietors op thb
A. O. U. W. Building
OREGON CITY, OREGON
It's Easy to Stand
OR WALK, OR REST
With your feet encased in our
Floral Queen $3.00 Shoes well
made, stylish, healthful, econo
mical. It's a 'wonder" in shoe
values. Ask to see it.
Dozen of other varieties foot
wear for all people and all purses.