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OREGON CITY COURIER-HERALD, FRIDAY, MARCH 21. 1902.
Oregon City Courier-Herald
By A. W. CHENEY
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OREGON OITY, MArtCH. 21, 1902.
Internal dissensions and opposition
to the government on account of high
taxes threaten to disrupt the kingdom
Conohkss has ordered an investigation
of iIib Philippine transport service, in
which the uovernment was swindled
out of millions of dollars.
Cu.nubrss, dotiiin ited hy the million
aire1, refuses to do justice to either Cuba
or iln Philippines. Miugoveniment ex
presses tl i insular policy of congress.
Tin; sin-el cir service id San Francisco
i- s iddled wi'.h a debt of $10,000,000, all
but a few millions of which cost those
who hold the debentures nothing an
other inut im e of corporation swindling
and rascally ciiy and county ollicialc.
CoN'dUiissMA.s Miers, of Indiana, esti
mates it will take an army of 30,000 men
25 years to thoroughly pacify the Filipi
nos, and that it will cut the govern
ment ifloOO a year for each man, mak
ing a total of $1,125,000,000 for main
tainanee alone; and he thinks the game
isn't worth the candle.
Sknatoh Fryb told the sanate that
people should not be shocked at paying
money out of the treasury to ship own
ers. " You do it for every other indus
try in the country. You have been do
ing It for years. Subsidy is only another
name f ir protection." And protection
is only another name for subsidy. That
is what the democrats have always
Commissioner 1,-wellen shows un
pardonable Uuor n. v in accusing the
clerkof jii'glmg n llnancial state
ments, 'in cleU lo vs the orders of
the board, of whiu.i he is a member, and
the law w hich says he shall charge ex.
pauses for roads not paid out of the road
fund to "ll'id.ies built by eontraet.ma
teriul and labor furnithed, pay of keep
ers, etc." In another paragraph we
show that bail Bhowing in this regard
can be avoided and and our Btate taxes
re luceJ. Ilrothur Porter, who had a
hand in parsing the law, also shows ig
norance 1 1 permitting such an error go
into his om m.
CO U STY AFFAIRS.
' 1 .'o can already uVct of tie
discussion of the acts of the county au
thorities. The hoard is now trying to
keep the road expense paid out of the
road fund instead of following the iirac
tico.ou th.i sli-itestox m ie, it" paying the
Buiuo out of the genoial fund. That for
mer practice has made such a bad show
ing iu Hit) past lor the general fund of
the couniy, that Clackamas is tho banner
county of the Btate in ibis regard. If
this pjlicy had been followed the past
yo ir t'm general fund expemo ol Clacka
mas county would have been but about
3.1,000 instead of $09,000, It doesn't
cu.st any in no to pay interest on road
' fun 1 w u ratit t, an 1 look aUlie differ
ciice in the, hhowing made! W e all want
good roads, but we d m't want the county
given an unnecessary bad (standing when
it cm he so easily avoided. The board
at last session refused tho assessor two
.(xi i a deputies.
As will lie seen by a communication
in theso columns, the borrowers of
the c unity rock crusher havo agreed to
pay OXpo'nM ofl.u liiy nud unloading
tho crusher from the cars besides .paying
the $1 per day rental. No thanka to tho
TIME TO WAKE VP.
The good citizens of Clackamas county
who have for a long time f night tinder
the republican banner are not so insou
sible nor so indifferent to the intolerable
condition of county government in
Clackamas county as the party bosses
re vainly trying to make it appear.
They are not longer satisfied to intrust
their public business lo nieu of no busi
neBS qualifications, to men who work
themselves onto the machine Blate by
promises to Bttind by the dictator. Re-
publicans who claim a right to think for
theinaelves regardless of the party lash
will be in the citizens convention which
must know no political party.
When the voters assemble at the citi
zens primaries on April 5th, they must
be far seeing, honest, unselfish. They
must forget party, no matter whether
there bo a majority present, either of
those who have been known as popu
lists, republicans or democrats, and
,choot.o delegates from all classes.
Independent republicans throughout
t'ue various precincts should make their
knowit. The man who lias tiie
.courage to refuse openly to go into a re
publican primary to nominate delegates
whoso only business will bo to conio to
Oregon City to tatify a slato will have
thi conmendation of good citizens.
Such men will find their natural place
ju a citizens convention.
The Courier-Herald wishes no mud
slinging or personal attacks made on
candidates during the present campaign
and would ask corpespondents to refrain
from so doing. Nothing is gained by
this sort of political warfare.
It is to be earnestly hoped that all good
citizens who have the welfare of an in
dependent ticket at heart will under no
circumstances take part in the republi
can primaries. Packing primaries in its
own interest, by the aid of such mem
bers of the opposition as would
lower themselves by participating there
in, has been one of the pet schemes of
Clackamas county's machine
Voters have until May 15th to regis
ter. Register before that time and save
trouble at the polls in June.
It is the opinion of many that the
present county board of com inissiouers
will be completely wiped out by the next
legislature an i the old plan of a judge
ami two commissioners substituted.
Whether the two hold-oer commission
ers will be legislated out of office and
two new ones appointed is also a ques
tion for discussion. The board will no
doubt go. The plan was tried in Mult
nomah county and did not work any bet
ter than here and was discarded. Clack
amas county is the only county in the
state that has such a board.
There promises to be a lively time at
the primaries Saturday, when the re
publicans elect delegates to their county
convention which meets March 29th.
Each one of the numerous candidates
has a favorite list of delegates w.hich he
wishes sent to tbe convention. There is
an average of four or five candidates for
each office except senatorship. It is rath
er amusing just now to watch the many
hungry republicans that are willing to
sacrifice all their first wives' relatives to
get some official plum, and ifthe writer
is not wonderfully mistaken some unex
pected things will happen.
Tiie republican machine in Clackamas
county is weeping over the fall of the
Simon machine in Portland. Little Joe's
faithful allies in (llacksmaH pnm.tv are
faitnlul allies in Uacksmas county are
all a-tremble. They fear the time is
come for the killing off of bosses. The
people throughout the land are taking
a hand in the management of their own
affairs. They will soon take a hand in
County Clerk Replies.
Editor Courier-Herald : Commissioner
Lewellen in last week's Enterprise in an
Bweriug a letter of Mr. Cross', saw fit to
Bay that the county clerk who saw fit
(lie BUiipeBed for political purposes) to
charge io tha bridge fund alt the plank,
all theeulverts and all sawed timbers of
every 1 scription that had gone into the
1?"rlt miles of plank road that hail
o.eu built in the last year. This state
ment is simply ridiculous and without
any foundation whatever. As this and
all financial statements are taken from
the abstract of warrants which is made
from the commissioners' court journal
after it is read to them each month and
signed up by them (each day's proceed
ings separate) as a true and correct copy
of their proceedings. Each item of ex
pense being listed in this journal sep
arate along w ith the fund to which it is
charged as ordered by said board. Ali
of this is published in both papers each
month as it appears on said journal. If
it has not been charged to the right fund
why did not Bro. Lewellen find it out
before. The facts of the matter are
that it has been the custom of th
board for yearj past when short of road
money to charge every little t ulvert,
sawed timbers, etc , to the bridge fund.
Road supervisors send in their reports
marked this way and they are thus al
lowed by the board. The lollowing fig
ures will show what has been in this
way paid out of said fund for several
These figures aro taken from the an
nual reports made at the end of each
year and can be Been by anjoneatany
.! 1 ...U:l.. 41... I...., ...... -'a H..,..u.
lime, aim wmie wie mai. jom d nuim
are larger to some extent caused by the
large cost of the Molalla bridge, they are
a true and corect exhibit of amounts
ordered paid by the board out of said
fund and as shown by the commission
E. H. Coopkr,
mil Pay for Lwuling.
The following communication speaks
for itself, and we are pleased to know
l-.at n.lln.va will nuu fur lnadlliot and
uioajig the county rock crusher,
Mount Anobl Ooi.lkqb,
Mount Angel, Or., March 15, '02.
Oregon City, Or.
Dear Sir : We beg to call your atten
tion to 8om incorrect statements con
tained in the Courier-Herald of March
14th,under the caption of "Good? Finan
ciering." It said that the rock crusher
of Clackamas county was loaned to the
Mount Angel Oatholic school, the county
having paid $S for repairs and $32 for
loadiiii! the machine on the cars and the
eanio also would have to pay fur unload
ing on its being returned. We beg to
gliy t,at the repairs made were needed
irrespective as to who would use the ma-
chine. We oeg turtlier to state mat we,
not the county of Clackamas, defray the
expenses of load nc and unloading, be
sides the payment of $1 a day. Consid
ering the unfavorable weather-conditions
of the past weeks the people of
Clackamas county may consider this as
PfCNfmcTiNR V Tiin;s.
T the Cit'ze- 3 of Clackamas County.
Iu obedience to t lie popular will as
voiced in the growing discontent of our
citizens at I he repeated disregard of of-
ncial trust ami miiuilul that civic virtue
underlies all political progress and
national greatness, we, in firm reliance
upon the patriotism and public Spirited
ness of our citizens demand better things
for the people of Clackamas county.
We, therefore believe,
That our citiaens should not be bur
dened by unnecessary taxation. ,
That public monies should not be
recklessly expended or used to pay pri
vate political debts. .
That tax levies shall not be made that
are prohibitory of needed imigratioo or
that retard the national growth and
development of the country.
We reconize with alarm the showing
of the secretary of state as to the exces
sive per capita expenditure of Clacka
mas county aside from the outlay upon
roads as compared with other counties
of the state and realize tins condition of
affairs is calculated to keep"the (intend
ing settlers and the capital neccessary
to raise our county to its proper rank as
one of the great counties in the common
wealth of Oregon.
Therefore, sinking partizanship in
that larger patriotism which anneals to
every citizen who loves his country and
his 11 ig we believe that a higher nlane ,
of political life will come as the) result
of our united eff irts in behalf of the
good name of our country and the wel
sare of all of our citizens alik: to the
end that government, "of the people,
ny me people and lor t.Me people" Bhall
not per.sh from our midst
All citizens of ihe countv regardless
of party alii iati'ins are renuasted to
unite in this effort fur better county
W. W, Jesse, Chairman,
O. W. Eaethatn, Sec,
O. W. Robbons,
E. E. Charman,
Charles F. Clarke,
Robert A. Miller,
CALL FOR CITIZENS CONVENTION.
Notice is hsreby given that the Citi
zens County Convention f r Clackamas
county will be held in Oregon City, Ore
gon, at 10 o'clock a. ra., on
APRIL 8th, 1902,
for the purpose of nominating candi
dates for the lollowtng county officers,
to-wit: State senator, three representa
tive to the state legislature, county
judge, county commissioner, sheriff,
clerk, recorder, assessor, treasurer, sur
' '""B" " " peace nu
c0nsUble8 an,, road 8upervi(!org for tbe
veyor, coroner, justices of the peace and
The convention shall consist of 296
delegates, apportioned to the several
precincts as follows: One delegate at
large for each precinct and one for every
lb votes ol tiie wtiole vote cast in each
precinct at the last presidential election.
Beaver Creek. . 9
Canyon Creek. . 4
Canbv 1 1
Cheirvville ... J
Eagle C.euk.. . 7
Maple Lane 6
New Era 8
Oregon City No.l 17
" " 2.23
Pleasant Hill ... 8
S ill Springs ... 4
West Oregon Citv.ll
Killin ".. 5
The prim vr'ei art) lurjby called for
SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 1902.
at two o'clock p. m., at the usual places
of meeting for the purpose of electing
delegates from the different precincts to
the county convention. A chairman
I'and secretary must bo elected at each of
the precinct primaries who will see that
i the delegates elected h ive their proper
credentials. All cituens interested in
the welfare of the county are specially
invited to take part in these primaries.
W. V .Ikssr, Chairman of
Citizens Campaign Coin.
O. W. Eastium,
DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CONVENTION.
Notice is hereby given that, the Demo
cratic County Convention of Clackamas
ctii"ly will beheld in Oregon City, Ore
gon, at 11 o'clock a. m, on
MONDAY, APRIL 7, 1902,
for the purpose of electfng 13 delegates
to the Democratic State Convention, to
be held in Portland, Or., on April 10th,
iuvj. anil lor tlio purpose of nominating
the lollowing oiheers, to
-t0Ti three repreBentativs to the state
legislature, county judge, county com
misaioner, shoriff, clerk, recorder, as-
sessor, treasurer, surveyor, coroner, ius
tices of the peiue, constables and road
supervisors for the several precincts,
and for such other business as may regu
larly come before the convention.
The primaries are hereby called for
THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1902,
at the usual place of meeting and at the
usual hours, for the purpose of electing
delegates from tbe different precincts to
The apportionment of delegates is as
f illows :
Abernethy 8 Marquam 8
ltarlow 4 Miiwaukie 5
Reave! Creek.. 5 Maple Lane 5
Borings 2 Needy 4
Canyon Creek. . 2 New Era 4
Cascades 8 Oswego
Canby 5 Oregon Oity No.l
Clackamas 6 Oregon City No.2 9
Cherryville 2 Oregon City No. 3 5
Canemah 3 Pleasant Hill..., 8
Damascus .... 5 Sievers 1
Kagle Creek. .. . 5 Soda Springs.
Gartield 3 Springwater 4
George 2 Tualatin 3
Harding 4 Union 2
Highland b Yiola 2
Macksburg .... 4 Vest Oregon City 7
Molalla 8 Killin 3
Milk Creek 4
Trecinct chairmen are requested to
look after the primaries and to see that
all delegates have their proper ciedtn
tials. Hy order of the democratic county
Roiiert A. Muxeh, Chairman.
A. M'. Cuksev, Secretary.
J SOCIALIST COLUSIIJ.
Chairman, J. W. Grout.
Secretary, Thomas Lindsay.
Treasurer, Charles Moran.
8tte Senator Fred J. Meindl , of Ab
ernethy. . i
Representatives---Robert Ginther, of
Beaver Creek precinct j A. J. Maville,
of Oanemah; Walter F. Pruden, of
County Commissioner George La
zelle, of Canemah.
County Judge Charles E. Spence, of
Sheriff D. M. Klemson, of Cane
mah. Clerk Gilbert H. Robbins, of Killin.
Recorder of Conveyances Franz
Kraxberger, of Macksburg.
Assessor William Beard, of Maple
Treasurer N. W. Richards, ot Maple
Coroner Dr. W. F. Pruden, of
Abernethy, J. S. Mayfield.
Beaver Creek, Wesley Hill .
Canemali, Thomas Lindsay.
Maple Lane, U. F. Gibbs.
Needy, Carl Hilton.
New Era, Jo eph Reif.
MackBburg, Ed Morris.
JUSTICES AND CONSTABLES.
Barlow and Mackburg: Justice, R. R.
Bratton, Barlow; constable, F. "M.
M ithews, Macksburg.
New Era and Oanby: Justice, Elmer
Veteto; constable, F. Kelland.
Three Oregon City precincts, Aber
nethy, Canemah, Maple Lane and West
Oregon City: Justice, J. W. Urout.
1. All officers shall be put
2. Reduction of passenger and freight
3. We favor precinct assessors, each
precinct to elect their own aspessor.
4. We reaffirm the principles of the
national socialist platform,
Reduce Railroad Fans. .
Editor Courier-Herald : On behalf of
the socialist parti of Clackamas county,
I desire . to take advantage of your kind
offer of spac in your paper for our
views. One of the greatest and most vi
tal question effecting the people of the
state of Oregon and . Clackamas county
in particular is the transportation ques
tion. We stand by the the government
ownership of railways as laid down by
our national platform, and before our
party as a national body can attain that
end we, the Clackamas county socialist
party, will, immediately begin t take
steps through the legislature for a uni
form transportation rate in the state of
Oregon, and that no railroad company
shall charge more than three cents a
mile for transportation. There is no
reason why the people of Clackamas
county should be forced to pay four cents
a mile for riding over the Southern Pa
cific railway when the O. R & N. R. R.,
Northern Pacific R. R. and O. & O. R.
R. only charge three cents a mile for
carrying .passengers, and lhat is too
much any how.
That the Southern Pacific can carry I
passengers cheaper than .hat la proved
that by the fact they do carry passen
gers cheaper from iota where tliey d j
have competition, and don't want ttieir
lobbyist in Salem next January snivel
ing that they will lose their" money.
Take O egon City.for instance. We can
ride that 16! miles to Portland on the
S. P. for 25 cents. That is . cents pw
mile. Between Portland and New Era
the fare is 40 cents, about four cents a
mile. Atone time the rate was 25 cents
between Portland and Newburg, which
distance is 24 miles.
All of which shows that four cents a
mile is highway robbery ami the trains
ot the company can be operated at
profit for less, same as the other com
panies mentioned do. In view of the
fact that the other railroads only charge
three cents a mile, and the Southern IV
ciliucan operate trains for less, it is evi
dent that the next legislature should
ra ike the legal rate three cents a mile.
Our candidates for legislature are
pledged to work for the enforcement of
a uniform rate of three cents a mile and
every vote caBt for our legislative nomi
nees is a vote for a three cent rate in
the state and a vote for government
ownership of railways in the United
Very Truly Yours,
Oregon City, March 17, 1902.
Unjust to tiie County Clerk
As a reader of the local papers. I have
been not a little interested and amused
at the hotheadedness with whiih we
l ave our politics served up towards elec
tion time. "Hotshot for Harvey Cross"
is the last. I have no particular inter
est in defending Mr. Cross. He is no
doubt, able to give a good account of
bimse'f. But I want to point out in a
friendly way, if possible, where our com
missioner has somewhat missed it,
through getting too hot over what he
considers Mr. OrosV insinuations of a
He shows the county monpy to have
been largely spent, on the demand of
the taxpayers for the imorovement of
the roads, but In his haste to denounce
Mr. Cross, he makes an unjust and un
fair charge on the County Clerk, which
cannot be sustained for a moment. It
is quite pertinent for Mr. Cross, as a
large taxpayer or any other taxpayer, to
ask why such a large amount should be
charged to tbe bridge fund, thereby en
hancing our share of Btate taxes.
Commissioner Lewellin's answer is
"that our clerk has seen lit (I suppose
for political purposes) to charge up to
the bridge fund, all the plank, all the
culverts, and all the Bawed timbers of
every description that have gone into
the twelve or fourteen miles of roads,
that have been built during the last
year, costing nearly $1000 per mile be
sides other incidental expenses."
While many of us who know Mr. Lew
ellen could not impugn his general hon
esty, yet his heat and indignation on the
charge of mal-admitiistration bas led
him to accuse the County Clerk of the
delinquency, and impute the lowest mo
tives for it.
If the clerk is wrong in bis statement
(Continued i n page 7.)
Brunswick House and Restaurant
NEWLY FURNISHED ROOMS
Meals at All Hours Opon Day and Night
Only First Class Restaurant in the City
CHAS. CATTA, Prop.
Opposite Suspension Bridge OREGON CITY, ORE.
Don't Hand Out Money
7ila aad Center Sis.
POPE & CO.
Hardware, Stoves, Syracuse Chilled and Steel Plows,
Marrows and Cultivators, Planet Jr., Drills and
Hoes, Spray Pumps, Imperial Bicycles.
PLUMBING A SPECIALTY
Cor. Fourth and Main Sts.
YOU MAY NOT KNOW IT
Bat the Best Stock of First-Class
Goods to be Found at Bottom
Prices in Oregon City is at
CITY MARKET Slfi
First-Glass Meats of 11 irjds
Sivc yirr; a Call apd be Treated Bijgfct
. y f) a
L. II0LMAN, Undertaker
Phones 476 and 305. Two
i l-v .ya.v J
Bread Is the Staff of Life
The better the flour, the better the bread
The better the bread, the stronger the staff!
. . . Patent Flour . . .
Makes the Whitest, Lightest Bread. It is kept
for sale by all dealers. Demand "Patent" Flour
PORTLAND FLOURING MILL CO.
f i CANNED
For something that is not the best. When you are
buying remember that tl e best is always cheapest.'
and a poor article is dear at any price. If it is grocer
ies the best acd safest way is to bring or sand your
order to us and then ycu know you are getMng the
beBt there is. The cheap kind we do not handle; it
doesn't pay. No matter what prices we ask you can'
always depend on the quality.
6 C;lrry the larep8t stock of Caskets
Ccfhns, Robes and Lining in Clackamas
We are the only undertakers in the
county owning a hearse, which we fur
nish for less than can ba had elsewhere.
vVe are under small expense and do
not aBk large profits.
Oills promptly attended night or day
Doors South of Court House.
Brown & Welch
PnOPRIETOES OF THE
A. O. U. W. Building
OREGON CITY, OREGON
?"'.tve8f;V,L,)'f'e! coai thia way
lor the fullest and freshest stock of
canned goods in town. We are
just receiving a large lot of the
very best fruits and vegetables in
cans. Try our sliced peaches, our
fancy corn, or oui tender melting
peas! Go away, you make inv
month water. Oh, no; come round
aud buy. Prices very low.
' 31. unOvLn
1 1 n ST. GROCER.