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OREGON CITY COURIER-HERALD. FRIDAY; JULY 11, 902.
Oregon City Courier-Herald
BY A. W. CHENEY
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OREGON OITY, JULY 11, 1902.
Be careful about your temperance
beverages. Of 29 samples of colored
drinks collected by a Chicago chemist
from soda fountain?, 19 contained noi'
According to an eminent medical
authority, the increasing ravages of
pneumonia are due to crovded rooms
the germs of the disease being partial
to fetid atmosphere.
The appropriations of the 67th con-
DC. nmnnntn1 fA 1 ft7fl C77 fft( U
most extravagant in the history of the
rtAnnlrtr TLo nnrrnrii!at!Ana rt Via Innf
vuuuvij'i xnu intiuiia ji hid man
The Maine ship builders assert that
the greatest drawback their industry
has to contend with is the fact that
British ship-builders can buy from the
steel trust the steel used in ship con'
struction far cheaper than they can.
One; of the proofs that fusion does
not always get votes is taken from the
vote of Oregon for congressmen in 1900
and 1002. In 1900 the fusion candi
dates received 18,193 in first and 12,709
in second district ;this year it was 16,213
Is a law which permits the steel trust
to sell its product to American manu
facturera for 30 per cent more than it
sells it, freight paid in Liverpool, to
British manufacturers, in accordance
even with the republican doctrine of
protection to American industries?
One of the last things the lower house
of oongress did was to pass the bill lob
bied by the brewers' trust, prohibiting
the sale of b -ri in one-eighth barrels
Theinf .j'i of the bill is to wipe out
the so ureweries and promote the
sale r ''tied beer. The late congress
wasr ' inough trust congress.
in', . "r-'.a'y of agriculture has 1b,
sued a Bta fluent of the"quotas" of seed,
" be aioiributed free on the orderg
..t.. itcr and representative. Each
"qu " ,-.'.i:des 60,000 packets of vege
lab' . V300 packets of "novelty"
eg v t ed, 2500 packets of flower
seed, v-jo ..ackets of tobacco seed, 70
pecks of cotton seed, 30 packages of
lawn grass send, 350 bulbs, 40 grape
vines, 150 strawberry plants and 100
trees. These, judiciously distributed,
arejexpected to "cinch"the hayseed vote
in the full elections.
Tim platform on which Robert Patti
eon stands as ' democratic candidate for
governor of Pennsylvania, says: Evory
department of our state government is
honey-combed with profligacy, dishon
esty and a reckless disregard of consti
tutional and moral obligation ; the pow
ers of government are prostituted to the
purposes of public thieves." This is
not an exaggerated statement. Those
who are at all familiar with the lawless
domination of Pennsylvania by Quay
-and his henchmen know that it is more
than true. The republican party is after
the stuff, that's all.
SOMETHING TO TIIIXK ABOUT.
Hero is something to think about in
connection with public ownership of
We pay two cents apiece on our let
ters when we ought' to pay one cent.
We should pay live or ten cents instead
of two cents except for the fact that the
government owns the postoflice.
If the government owned the railroads,
as it should own them, the postal rate
would be one cent, and the postoflice
would be far more profitable and give
better service to the people.
The railroads, owned by private indi
viduals, milk the government and the
po.stotlice most beautifully.
To haul an express car owned by a
private individual costs the railroad as
much as to haul a car full of mail.
The railroad makes the government
pay tun times as much to haul a car full
of letters as it makes a private express
company pay for a car of express mat
ter. When the railroads charge by the ton
they charge from seven to ten times as
much for hauling a ton of mail as for
hauling a ton of express matter.
The railroads are maintained now to
keep a few families enormously rich.
If we had government ownership of
railroads the railroads would bo man
aged in such a way as to make an enor
mous number of people very prosperous.
1VA TTlCRSOX O.V CLE VELAXD.
If any reader of this paper thinks it has
been severe in its criticism of Grove r
Cleveland, let him read what Henry
Watterson, a golJ-stiiudari-Palmer-
Will Save The Taxpayers of Oregon $48,030 a Year.
The oalem Journal has figured that the State of Oregon can be run on the flat
salary plan at a cost of but $44,800 a year, a saving of $48,030. We be lieve the of
ficials can conduct the offices for these salaries and that they should be cut down
as soon as possible. The following amounts seem sufficient for all needs:
Private Secretary 1200
Secretary of State 4000
Three Clerks 2700
Auditing Clerk 2500
Treasurer '. 4000
Clerical Aid 4400
Superintendent of Schools 3001
Clerical Aip 1800
State Printer 2500
Annual Expense of Printing on Commercial Basis, Same as
Binding is Now Done
Total Estimated for Five State Offices on Flat Salaries $44,800
The following saving is possible under flat salaries:
DEPARTMENT PRESENT EXPENSE FLAT SALABY BAVINq
Executive $ 6950 $5800 $1150
Secretary of State 22,352 9800 12,552
Treasury 9712 6900 2312
School Superintendent 7827 4800 3027
State Prin ter ; . . . . 45,989 17,500 28,489
$150 of this comes from Common
JTbis above item of $17,500 for state printing office is composed of $2500 salary
and $1500 a year estimated annual expense for printing.
All the compensations and expenses of the departments ($92,830) comes out
of the state treasury except the $10,518.46 estimated annual fees collected and re
tained by the secretary of state and $1500 out of the common school interest fund.
So that on the flat salary basis there would be a net saving of $48,030 per annum.
$35,012 less per annum would be taken from the treasury, and $10,518.46, esti
mated fees of scretary of state as shown by table below, more would go into the
The platform of both parties declared for reduction of salaries, but the repub
lican platform puts it off as far as possible so the present officers will not be shorn
of their graft while the democratic platform demands at once flat salaries. Fol
lowing are the planks in reference to salaries. We can not expect much relief
during the coming administration unless Governor-elect Chamberlain can Bcare
the republican legislation into passing laws reforming the abuse of public funds.
Mr. Chamberlain is heartily in favor of this reform and will leave no stone un
turned to accomplish this end although
else lepublican and opposed to him :
Republican State Platform, 1902.
We demind that a law be passed by
officers of this state upon reasonable salaries, which shall not be increased duiing
the incumbent's term ot omee, and beyond
pensation as fees or otherwise.
Democratic State rlatlorm, luua
We demand that the state officers
which shall not be increased during their
salaries such officers shall be allowed no other fees oi perqnisities. whatever. All
fees earned by them shall be paid into the state treasury. ,
Why did TJmatilly county and the state go back on Furnish ?
Mr. Furnish carried the primaries, carried the county convention, carried the
stateconvention, buf, he could not carry his
He refused to take a stand for flat salaries and the people turned him down,
as they will do every man who ignores that
and-Buckner-reorganizer, says in the
Mr. Watterson has but two ends in
view, to scotch a movement wholly
dangerous in character and to vindicate
the truth of history. He has never bad
the BlighteBt private quarrel with Mr.
Clevdland. Mr. Watterson is the laBt
man in the world to make an individual
grief the basis of a public attack. He
would despise himsel if he were capa
ble of it.
His opposition to Mr. Cleveland rests
upon the specific statements he has
made; that Mr. Cleveland is an ill
tempered, self-willed man, having
neither the intellectual tiaining nor the
moral and political inspiration for dem
ocratic fellowship or leadership; that he
knows little, and cares less, about tarill
reform ; that such sympathies as he has
are not on the eide of the plain, com
mon oeonle. and still ess with the low
ly and the poor, but on the side of the
strong, the mighty and the great;. that
he is personally an ingrate and a glutton ;
that because of bis selfishness and his
bruliahneBS he alienated every democrat
of consequence in congress who would
not serve him blindly; that, in ehirt, he
found the party a noble unit and left it
a wreck. Where he is best known he is
' Seeing these things, sometimes at lone
range and sometimes at short range,
Air. Watterson stood aghast and ap
And this is the man whom Mr. Hill
eulogized and whose sentiments he in
dorsed! Now that Mr. Watterson has
given us his opinion of Mr. Cleveland
he ought to give us his opinion of David
Bennett Hill. Commoner.
Patriotism, Mixed With Politics.
Wrltton (or the Courier-Herald.)
Another reunion of Oregon pioneers
has come and gone, and I canuot say,
f,nnl u'tHiAnr. a lii i '
The orator of the dav seemed inclined
to be a little partisan, in that he alluded
to the "50-cent dollar," seemingly aim
ing to slur the democratic party of 'Uo,
the main plank of the piatform of which
resolved to maintain the ratio ot 16 to
1 until congress should see fit to decree
otherwise. In this it differed not from
the republican party of the same cam
paign, the platlorm of which declared
that "one dollar is as good as another,"
and the cry of "50 cent dollar" was only
a ruse to deceive the uneducated. Nor
can it be proved that from that day to
this the repub lean party lias moved
aught to change that ratio.
Then again the orator of the day seem
ed to be partial against the claim
that Whitman saved Oregon. He cited
the treaty of '42 as establishing the
northern boundary of this territory,
whereas, if I remember rightly, that
treaty only extended west to the
summit ot the Kooky mountains. And
for why? Evidently to await the race
for settlement between England and the
United States during the next four years
of joint occupation. Whitman saw as
early as the autumn of '42 that the race
was seemingly against us; hence that
memorable iournej to Washington in
the wiuter of '42- 43 to lay this fact be
fore congress and the administration.
I was a boy then, in the 15th year of
my age ; yet I read weekly several west
ern newspapers. Up to this the con
sensus of congiesB, as reflected by the
capers, was rather averse to contending
with England for this part of our north
nest territory, it being claimed by that
SALARY TOTAL FOB
School Fund interest.
he can accomplish little with everything
the next legislature placing all public
such salary they shall receive no com
of Oregon all be placed on flat salaries.
incumbency in ofhee and beyond such
county nor state.
government as a worthless waste, only
fit for hunting grounds, Ac. And the
people of the West were beginning to
murmur against this apparent lax of pa
triotism on the partot the American con
gress. It was a wo claimed by tfrese pa
pers, as items of news from Washington,
that congress was at that time '41-'42
trying to negotiate an exchange with
England of our Oregon interests for fish
ing interests off the coast of Newfound
These claims, whether true or falsa,
caused much indignation among people
of the West, as far as I could hear. But
when Whitman came and the papers be
gan to report his speeches in regard to
Oregon, hope and enthusiasm soon took
the place of despair and curses, and the
tone of congress in regard to our claims
to this country changed before the end
of that '42-'43 session. And the people
were assured by various members of
that body that our government would
not yield one inch of our claims to the
Northwest territory. Then came the
fever of emigration to Oregon.
It was Whitman and his oomrades bold,
Our salvation brought so near;
And ten thousand wheels begau to roll,
For the breve and generous pioneer.
But, if I remember rightlv. it was
about one year Oefore we, here in Ore
gon, heard of the treaty of August, '46,
extending the 49th parallel as our boun
dary, from the summit of the Rocky
mountains to the Pacific coast.
Reviewing the history of the past as I
knew it from observation, and as I know
it from contemporary history, I am con
strained to believe that such a disgrace-
lui "swap" would have been made had it
not been for Whitman's pleadings before
President's Tyler. For it was Benton,
if I mistake not, who declared on the
floor of the senate, "we should stop in
our western way at the summit of the
Kocky mountains, fop btyond Is a worth
less waste of wildnernees " Or if. per
chance, this exchange had not been
made, and Whitman had remained at
his post at Washington ; and again, per
chance, western patriotism had formed
itself into a .foolish hope of advance to
hold this country, yet we had not held
north of the Columbia river, for it was
the hope of the English government, by
virtue of settlement there, to hold all
north of that stream.
Hut whon the early emigrations,
Moved by purest Inspirations,
Sought homes on this western coast,
Johnny Hull saw his game was lost.
The orator speaks of the missions here
in early days. This is a subject that
should be handled tenderly. It is true
the "hoe" had a civilizing influence on
the untutored Indian ; so also had the
plow, the fields of grain and the grist
mill. These, with other similar culture,
would have led the natives to a higher
plain of life, because in line of their con
scious needs. But to attempt a radical
change in their religious views is tinphtl
osophical. Better begin religious train
ing of the Indian, or the uneducated of
any land, by building upon such truths
or highest! deals of right he ma v possess :
for truth is a unit, and when brought to
the surface, or to full evolution, will
stand the test of all time.
Pure patriotism comes before parti
sanship or religion. Either of the lat
ter, or both together might siuk to low
est despotism the freest government men
could devise. Pioneering to this coun
try was based on patriotism alone. True,
men brought their religion with them,
but not as a basis of action to save the
couutry as our own. True, also, they
brought their party preferences with
them, but these were laid aside uutil
the country was won. Pioneer.
FOR SYSTEMIC CATARRH
Peculiar to Summer Pe-ru-na Gives
Prompt and Permanent Relief.
Clem G. Moore, Editor of the Advocate-Democrat of Crawfordsville, Ga., writes
the Peruna Medicine Company as follows : ,
Gentlemen "After four years of intense Buffering, caused by systemic
catarrh, which 1 contracted while editing, and traveling for my paper, I have
been greatly relieved by the use ot Peruna. I gave up work during these years
ot torture, tried various remedies and many doctors, but all the permanent
relief came from the use of Peruna. My trouble was called indigestion, but it
was catarrh all through my system,
like another person, noting the improvement after I bad used the first bottle.
Peruna is undoubtedly the best catarrh remedy ever compounded. CLEM O.
Jndge Wm. T. Zenor, of Washington,
D. C, writes from 213 N. Capital Street,
"I take pleasure in saying that I can
cheerfully recommend the use of Peruna
as a remedy for catarrhal trouble and a
most excellent tonlo for general condi
tions." Wm. T. Zenor.
Mrs. Amanda Morrill, 136 Reid street,
Elizabeth, N. J., writes :
"I have been sick over two years with
nervous prostration and general debility,
and heart trouble Have had four doc
tors; all said that I could not get well.
I had not walked a step In nine months,
suffering with partial paralysis and
palpitation of the heart every other
day, and had become so reduced in
flesh as to be a mere skeleton weigh
ing only 85 pounds. '
"Up to this date I have taken Peruna
for seven months. It has saved my life
Meals at All Honrs
Only First Class Restaurant in the City
CHAS. CATTA, Prop.
Opposite Suspension Bridge OREGON CITY, ORE.
SHANK & BISSELL, Undertakers
Phones 411 and 304. Lower
INiillipiipiMlllpuiiiyiiiiyny ynay filing. ;
YUU MAY NOT KNOW IT j
Bat the Best Stock of First-Class
Goods to be Found at Bottom
Prices in Oregon City is at
and a few bottles of Peruna made me feel
as I can safely testify. 1 have not felt
so well In five years, having walked
over one mile without 111 result, and
have also gained thirty pounds since
commencing to take Peruna. In fact,
I cannot praise it too highly." Mrs.
Peruna never fails to prevent systemic
catarrh or nervous prostration if taken
in time. Peruna la the most prompt and
permanent cure for all cases of nervous
prostration caused by systemio catarrh
known to the medical profession.
If you do not derive prompt and satis
factory results from the use of Peruna,
write at once to Dr. Hartman, giving a
full statement of your case and he will
be pleased to give you his valuable ad
Address Sr. Hartman, President of
The Hartman Sanitarium, Colombo.
Oh, yes; oh, yes; come this way
for the fullest and freshest stock of
canned goods in town. We are
just receiving a large lot nf the
very best fruits and vegetables in
cans. Try our sliced peacheB, our
fancy corn, or oui tender melting
peas I Go away, you make my
mouth water. Oh, no; come round
and buy. Prices very low.
7TH ST. GROCER.
Open Day and Night
itinmnH dPi flu illim i,ilti iiltiii.illi H, ikdtV.sft t
We carry the only complete line
of Caskets. Coffins, Robes and
Linings in Clackamas County.
' We have the only Firft Claes
Hfaree in the Ccunty, which we
will iumich for hss than can be
Fmbblmirg a Fpecialty.
Our prices always reasonable.
7th St., Bet. Bridge and Depot.
;iuylyiiriiinTmp.,iiy,in;yiiii J .Ifl.i'i'-flU' II ., ay.n
Using the PATENT FLOUR
speak of it in a ringing chorus of
praise. The bread consequences that
follow its s are fine enough to
please the most fastidious. We can
not permit our reputation to suffer by
standard on the market. What the
Patent brand is at its best it is all the
times. Made by Portland Flouring
Mill Co. and sold by all grocer.
Muslin, xV. c.
Stereoscope and 50 Views, $1.60
"rnncely" bolf and Working Shirt,
best made, $1 in Portland; 65c.
Pompadour Combs and Hair r-
naments, very latest
Valenciennes Lace for Ruffles, ic.
Straight Front Corsets, 49c.
Colored Mercerized Underskirts
V for 79c.
Nansoos Embroidery, $c per yard.
Bone and Aluminum Hair Pins,
5c. per doz.
Pearl Shirt Buttons, all sizes, Sc.
Ladies' Summer Undervesls, 5c.
Ladies' Black Hose, 5c.
Ladies' and Children's Handker
chiefs, two for Sc.
Ladies' White Aprons, ISC
Ladies' Ready Made Dress Skirts,
All Colors Satin Ribbon, 4c. a yd.
TailorMade Suits, $7.75.
Torchon Lace, six yds. for 5c.
, THE MORNINO TUB
cannot be enjoyed in a basin of limited
capacity nor where the water supply and
temperature is uncertain by reason of
defective plumbing or heating apparatus.
To have both put in thorough working
order will not prove expensive if .the
work ia done by
F. C. CADKE
E. E. G. SEOL
Will give you a
Bargain in Wall Paper
Wall Tinting and In
General Hou$e Painting
Paint Shop near Depot Hotel
A Complete Line
For ladies, gentlemen and
children you will find in
our stylish and up-to-date
stock. Our handsome and
durable $3.50 shoe for men
can't be equaled for wear,
quality or style, and our
women's fine $3.00 shoes
are the acme of comfort
and graceful outline. Our
prices will suit.
Gives a Large
With all Cabinet. Phntna This nfTo, ;
good until July 4th only. All work is
and Tin Shop
A. Ml HLSTIN
JOBBING AND REPAIRING
Opposite Caufleld Block OREGON CITY
At al Jru tfm.
25 Don 25.