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OREGON CITY COURIER, FRIDAY, JULY 3, 1903.
OREGON CITY COURIER
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REGON 01TY, JULY 3, 1901.
The sucker appears to hae beon the
piece do resistance of the Harigs fish
'. St. Louis could have forgiven Lee
any crime but a continued residence
The conviction is growing among
the British that the -Mad Mullah is a
Boer in disguise.
mi . i i-. ; 4-... .1 wilralit etonil Q
show if the food trusts hadn't de
stroyed the neoessity of its use.
The salary of the King of Servia is
five timos that of the President of the
United States. The job is worth it.
The sixty lepers granted a divorce
in Honolulu evidently held to the
belief that marriago is a skin game.
, Up to the present. Mr. Bryan has
been strangely silent on the subject of
a proper running mate for Judge
The claimof a vaudeville porformor
to bo the daughter of the latest John
Wilkes Booth is in keeping with the
rest of the faroe.
It is to be hoped that the election of
a poot to the presidency of a railroad
will not have the effect of increasing
the nuniber,Jof poets.
The Illinois drummer and Kentucky
sohool girl married after a five-hours'
acquaintance have left abundant
leisure for ropontanuo.
Petor of Servia, in promoting, the
men who aided the assassins of
Alexander and Draga, has set a price
on his own head.
The Tulloch brand of hot air seems
to partake of the properties of the
osculation bestowed by the baboon
upon the monkey's sister.
Tlio striking coffln-makors domaud
shorter hours and mors sunlight.
The people who .use their product
would doubtless appreciate a like
The fact .that, the hog for which
$17,u'J7 was vreountly timid is Lnot a
member of the British or Continental
aristocracy gives the transaction un
An offort iBjboing made to 'prove
that tlio former British Consul to
Boston was insane because he atcjsaud.
Possibly lie felt the need of sand in
Mr. Ilanim has given fair warning
that if the President attempts to make
him swallow the dose that he admin
istered to Roosevelt at Philadelphia
in WOO ho will refuse to play.
Tlio pmsdout jf Ruskin College
recommends the Jttudy of psychology
as a cure for divorce. The majority,
however, are likelyjto prefer the dis
oitso to the cure.
England is outraged because the
Sorviaus wiped out u .family to gain
possession of the Government. The
British custom under such ciroum
stations is to wipe out , tho entire
FiUsiinuums says in explanation of
his desire to got married two months
after his wife's death that lie is tired
of ruuuiugj arouud aloue with a
grouch on. The language pf lovo is
almost as full of mysteries as love
Tho oity of .Hoppnor.is rapidly re
covering from the disastrous flood
which swept through its beautiful
Htroots and demolished its homes and
business buildings three weeks ago.
The mayor of that oitv announces that
more than f.r0,000 iu money has beau
received to aid in relieving the dis
tress of those iu need and to bo used
in rehabilitating tho city. No buoIi
disaster lias ever before befallen a
town tho siae of Hoppuor on this
coast. Heppnor is a rich city and its
people are courageous and vigorous and
no doubt her recovery will be rapid
, iiidocd. , .
The baseball team of Oregon City is
"sucking the hind teat." However
Oregon City is a length ahead of
Portland, her , suburban neighbor,
in that regard as .f ortalnd has two
teams doing exactly the same thing.
'The good old summer time" has
arrived at last and from now on until
November we will have continual
sunshine and the world will be
bright indeed for Oregon and Ore-
It would seem from the investiga
tion now going on among the rascals
in the Postofflce Department in Wash.
ington that thievery, corruption and
rottenness has been the rule for half
dozen years past. That our republi
can friends who have , held the keys
of the front door and "the combina-
tion to the safe in the vault have
stolen everything ihey could carry
away. Had they been left undisturbed
for a few more years they would no
doubt have made themselves a deed
for the government building and
carried the safe around in their vest
pockot. And mind you and don't you
forget it, all the rascals were repuli
can officials appointed and placed in
power by republican presidents. It
only illustrates that honesty does not
exclusively belong to any one party or
to any one set of men. When the
democratio president is elected next
year we will give the books a good
In every village and hamlet in the
land on Saturday of this week will
be celebrated the anniversary of the
Fourth of July. It is our natal day
In many locations and localities the
celebration may be primitive and in
expensive, but some firecrackers will
be burned, some flags new or old will
be spread to the breeze. In Oregon
City and Clackamas county elaborate
preparations have been and are being
made to fittingly celebrate this day
most important in the history of this
country, and possibly the most im
portant in the history of the civiliza
tion and intellectual advancement of
the world. In addition to the program
which will be carried out in this oity,
eight other localities in the county of
Clackamas have made arrangements to
have speaking, parades and the like.
All, of this is well. This is as it
should be. The Fourth of July in its
historio and holiday significance
marks an epoch in the history of the
world and the history of men. It is a
date from which we reckon. It is a
mile post upon which is blazoned the
march of the human progress. All hail
to the glorious Fourth. Let us all
colebrate the day in a fitting way.
In the dispatches from Wilmington
concerning the nogro burning near
that city it was stated that the mob
was led by "a Virginian whose name
and identification could not be learend
amid the confusion f ' ' Many persons
wondered how the alert press reporter
could be so cook-sure that the Napol
eon (of the lynchers was "a Virgin
ian" when 'nobody could call his
name or identify his personality.
But it did not suffice '.to say that a
Virginian was ueodod to show the
neophitio Dolawariaus how to kero
sene and incinerate a colored man.
It was further sent out to the world
that "ho had boen specially iinportod
for the purpose I"
Evidently the Wilmingtonitoa used
t ho week betweon the crime and the
lynching with due deliberation, send
ing even to Virginia for an expert
"Coal Oil Johnnie" and then follow
ing him to the number of between
4,000 and 5,000 peoplo, eager for their
bloody and fiery work.
Now "a Virginian" -that imported
Virginian has been caught and
jailed. His name is Arthur Colwell
and his home is in Hartford City,
Ind. , where he is a prominent member
of the Fraternal Order of Eagles!
He is no more of a Virginian than a
crab is a Christian. He is an Indiana
Eagle and not a Virginia vampire I
Still, how can we blame our north
ern friends? They fool the need of
some excuse any old explanation
and naturally they yawp Tabout "a
Virginian" and "within six miles of
Mason and Dixon's line I" But the
subterfuge wouldn't work 'and the
deed falls back on its doors the
Delaware nogrophilists headed by an
Indiana Bird of Freedom t
TURN THE RASCALS OUT.
The doepor the Postofflce scandal is
probod tho greater is the extont of
the rottenness revealed,. Thtre is
the indications of fraud, favoritism,
"graft" blackmail and pickings and
stealings in nearly every branch of the
Tho Civil-servioo Conuuissiou re
port that the Washington post-office
has boon used as a dumping ground
for A large number of niinewRsarj
employees is confirmed by the report
of Special Exiuuiuer Bristow, made
publio iu part today though Mr.
Payne seeks to put all the responsi
bility upon tho late and , lamented
MeKiuley and his Post Master General
Smith. " .
The rural free-delivery mail-carriers
have been used as "drummers" for
private businetis nud electioneering
agents for congressmen. Mail-pouches
have been , bought ,. at three times
the market price. Large printing
contracts have been so drawn as to
be securely awarded to favored bidders
at enormous profits. Cash-Eegisters,
mail boxes and other fixtures have
been foisted upon the government
through political "push," in the
profits of which conniving officials or
their relatives have shared. Promo
tions and an increase of salary have
been obtained for a price.-
A Washington despatch to a Re
publican evening paper in this city
yesterday said that
Although the crisis of the investi
gation of Post Office Department
scandals is expeoted to come this
week,- and result in a number of
arrests of persons both in and out of
the postal servioe, the astonishing
statement was made at the ' depart
ment this morning that the ramifica
tions of fraud and scandal and crim
inality are widening at such an ever
increasing pace that the inquiry,
which has now been in aotive pro
gress for more than three months, will
probably last all summer and may
possibly extend through the next ses
sion of congress. v'
A "high authority" 'in the depart
ment is also cited by the same corres
pondent as suggesting that .
By the time the legislative body
convenes the disclosures of corruption
in ; the postal service will be such
that the results will' occupy a con
siderable portion of the time of both
houses, and make the memory of the
famous star-route cases pale into in
In this emergency what is the presi
dent doing? Has he ... removed the
Postmaster-General who characterized
the charges as "hot air" and de
nounced the honest man who brought
them as a "wind -bag?" No: he has
simply ordered them not to talk.
Has lie directed the suspension or
removal of any of the officials under
whose administration these frauds
and abuses have occurred? Only one,
and that tardily. Two of them have
been allowed to resign and another
has beon given a leave of absence.
Has the Presient made any publio
declaration of his purposes to go to
the top as well as to the bottom and
to see that "no guilty man escapes?"
No ; he has repeated his tiresome talk
of the need of a big navy to protect
us in our aggressive foreign policy
concerning which the people of the
country are both innocent and igno
rant but as the Evening Post says
"kept silent when the enemies are of
our own household".
If this policy of silence and looking
for little scapegoats shall continue,
the Democrats will need' no other
issue for the campaign of next year
than that embodied in the war-cry
that elected Tilden in 1876': ''Tftrn the
rascals out I" 1(
WAS NOT A VERGINIAN.
The funeral pyre of the , Delaware
rapist and murderer was kindled
almost in seeing distance of our
esteemed contemporary, the Philadel
phia Press. That enterprising jour
nal next morning had an account of
tho burning of White, with the
lattor's I portrait, a picture of the
workhouse and other sensational ac
cessories. In the prelude to its story the sec
ond paragraph reads as follows :
This horrible exhibition of mob
vengeance took place near the scene
of the murder to which the unhappy
creature had beon dragged by the
frenzied mob, and the hideous appli
cation of lynch law was not made
until the countryside had seen en
acted the story in which every detail
of horror of the outbreak of a south
ern mob was exhibited.
Will our readers please notice the
deliberated comparison with "the out
breakof a southern mob," so deftly
introduced into the above quotation?
Can any of them, or the esteemed
Press itself, tell us why tho Wilimng-
tou mob resembled "a southern mob"
more than it did the Kansas mob that
burned a negro at Leavenworth, or
the recent Belleville mob that burned
a negro in Illinois?
Why cannot oar northorn contempo
raries be fair to the south once in a
while, just to make their record less
monotonous? Tho south did not orig
inate the burning of people for crimes.
The practice originated in Massa
chusetts. If we have sometime not
often applied it in casos that put in
fearful jeopardy the sancity of our
isolated homes and unprotected wives
and daughters, we have but re
sponded to an impulse that events
prove indisputably existent, even
though oftener suppressed, in the
hearts of white jvoplo in both the
north and west. For what sinister
reason, then, is this Wilmington burn
ing made the occasion for a renewed
vicions dragging of the name Of the
south into ths ditineitively northern
On the same page of the Press is an
account of a man hunt for lynching
purposes in Delaware county, the
quarry being a negro desperado; and
in an adjoining column the story of
a meb's endeavor to lynch another
party in Salisbury, Delaware, Three
local lynching stories in the same issue
of The - Press, within its territory
of observation and influence, and all
within five columns on its front page 1
But not a line of comment or denun
ciation on its front page.
Upon the heels -of all this comes a
dispatch that a wild mob is howling
through the streets of Peoria, again
in Illinois, for the blood of an im
We do not touch upon these things
in a spirit of retaliation, or because
curses heaped upon our people have
gone home to roost with their authors.
Our desire and our endeavor is the
securement of orderly and lawful
government in the north as well as
in the south. But we repeat, it is no
more or no less a crime to lynch a
negro in Delaware as in Georgia, and
it is no more a reflection upon the
authorities and people of Georgia that
mobs override the laws of this state
than it is a reflection upon the state
of society and official dereliction of
duty when a like mob does the like
thing in Delaware.
This is a good time for just men in
both sections to agree that their first
duty is to sweep before their own
doors, further civilize their own local
societies and increase the efficiency
pf and confidence in their home judi
ciaries before either party undertakes
to read righteous oracles to the other
and pronounce judgments of damna
tion without discrimination the one
upon the other. Atlanta Constitu
Wilkerion A Skinner hive nurchaspd
Vtrpahl'a blacksmith shop at Canby. .
The lawn sciial at nfount Pleasant
has been indefinitely postponed on ac
count of Dad weather.
Married, at the Congregational manse
in this c'ty, on June 23, Mr. Thomas
Harlan arid Mrs. Sarah O. Nicklin, Rev.
. S. Bollinger officiating.
Charles Pursell and family, ot Green
Point, leave next week for their home in
Nebraska. They will make a detour to
Walla Walla to visit Mrs. Pursell's sis
ter. .Mrs. Pearl Stevens left on the ovet-
land last evening for San Francisco, Cal.,
where she will loin her husband. Mrs
Stevens has been visiting relatives in
Oregon Oity lor some time past.
The annual meeting of the Board of
Water Commissioners was held Monday
night. The annual report was issued
yesterday. I be secretary of the Board,
T. Leonard Charman, will retire with
the next meeting, Monday night, and
will be sacceeded by J. K Hedges.
The Lord's 8uDPr will becommem
O'ated at the Congregational church
next Sunday morning. In the evening
the service will be of a practice nature
The choir is preparing a - number of
special and appropriate selections for
- It is surprising the amount of money
that goes out of Oregon Uity tor cloth
inc. The recent expose of the fake
tailoring company that fleeced half t
hundred Oregon City people should co'
vincea'l that the best place to huv
clothing is from home merchants, and
if they must get "skinned" let home
merchants "skin them."
The new house of the W. P. & V. Co.
on its 200 acre ranch lit the mouth of
the Mollla is Dearly finished, l-ieinxt-Bnylati
will occupy it The Company
will add to the 1UC0 p ach trt-es gn.w
iiii on the place, and in time i's
tenches may become as humms n its
lawr A slough cutting into the farm
w"l he used aa a reservoir for Spauld
The youDg people of the Presbyti rfan
church save an entertainment in pun
tomime at Shively's opera bouse Wed
nesday evening. The entertainment
consisted ol a JapnneBe Wedding and
was oue of the mott successful entertain
nien'B of the season. The statre was
beautifully decorated with Japanese
lanterns en' wined wi'h flowers. The
hall was well fi.led with a Urge aid de
li hted audience. The entertainment
w.is given solely by home talent.
On 'ant Sunday afternoon in the pres
ence of a nember of immediate relative
and Iriends of the contractinu parties
Man'sy M Manning and Pearl Ma
Ream wre married The wddiny ne'
curred at the bridt 'a home at Willamette
Kallsand the naptial knot was tied by
llev. Bollinger of the ContirtKational
church. A magnificent dinner was
served and the occasion wae one long to
be remembered by the gathered friends,.
Mr. and Mrs. Manning will In gin life's
career together in l hair own b--1119 iu the
near future at Willamette Falls.
Doings of the City Council.
The city counc I was in monthly
session Wednesday evening. Judge 1'.
Kyan's elevut r franchise came up as
usual and was referred to a committee
of three, Messts Koemer, Kelly and
1'heieter, who will report on tue matter
at a special meeting held July 10. .
On the instigation of noteld and restau
rants an ordinance was passed ti the
effect that any hotel or restaurant doing
busiuesB in Oregon City Bbonld pay a
lice ute of $10 per annum. This ordin
ance purposes to do away with transient
ei-t ug houses which are run lor a day or
two during big events, to the iujury ol
restaurants and hotels regularly conduct
V. E. Wilson and M. Rambo were
granted a license to sell liquor in Oregon
The water committee reported that
there were seventies of mains sixty
five hydrants in Oregon City. The re
eeipts. for the past six months are $5052.
Balance due on outstanding warrants,
$19,2o0,42. A special meeting of the
council will be held on the ICth inat.
Foley's Honey and Tar
Oregon City Loses
Schiller's Cigar Makers Win
an Easy Victory.
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An ExibitSon of Bum Ball Playing.
In the interstate league game between
Schillersand Ortgon City last Sunday
the home team was defeated by a' score
of lOto 3. The first three innings of the
game was an roll en an exhihtt ion of ball
playing by l lie local team as was ever
men anywhere. I iiexotiMhlf erru s
were responsible (or two inns in the
first, one in the second and al least, five
out of the bix in the third liming. Alter
the third inning the boys in the home
team seemed lo wake on to the realiza
tion that they were plaving hawhall ami
not tool ball and lieM the ciuar makers
down lo one inn in Ihe last six inninjjs
Lettow, who p tchud for the homelleam,
was batted pieity freelv hut if he had
liooa supnoi t would have made a much
Some of the plavers in the Oiewn
City team play ba Ijwith nimbly little
judgment. At one sisi;e ol ihe
game Ki ietz was on firm, with a base
runner on lii-xl, ami uiste.id of stealing
second as he ahntild luiva dime. H'ood on
tirsl 1'ke a dmmnv until tne h.iiter went
out. A good coarhrr or wo would be
worth consuii- iUi'e to the n m.
Saturday's game will be he. ween, the
Monograms id I'oitlmul and t tie home
team and will be called at 2:31) A
inasj) baud will march with liie learn to
New Board Organized,
Wednesday evening the board of
water commissioners met and reoruan
izrd with C. H. Oaufleld president and
J. E. Heoees, secretary. Mr. Can field
succeeds himself, having been president
of the board since its establishment
some thirteen years ago. Mr. Hedges
succeeds T. Leonard Charman. who has
been secretary of the board tor tbe put
nine years. Under the new orgabtza-
tion Mr. Charman will still retain the
position of collector. W. H. Howell
wa- re-elected superintendent while W
Zumwalt is the remaining member of
the board. The report of the commis
sion for the six mouths just pasted is ae
Total paid treasurer for six
months $ 5052 61
Balance outstanding warrants.
to July 1 19230 42
Grand Total $24282 93
Total disbursements $24282 93
For Sale or Exchange
For country property east or west of
the mountains, a 6-room house and 8
lots. Gcid well, barn and chicken
C. B. Johnson, '.
Box 134. Oregon City, Ore.
Ten thoiiHanri rlpmotH gnawing pivny fit one's
vitals couldn't he niucti w-ie man ilioinrlnres
of ticlitnjr pi'e. Yei- Uiero's a cure. Duau'Oint.
iueiii iieu'i- far-"
Music by Turney's
1 So Men 1$uk Bazaar I
LARGE STOCK OF ALL THE LATEST NO-
VELTIES IN FIREWORKS JUST RECEIVED
Buy at Headquarters and Get More for Your Money
Oregon City Machine &bo)
' PHILIP BUCKLEIN. PROP.
Having First-class Machinery
Doing First-class Work
Keeps in Stock a Line Shafting and Pulleys, New and Second
nana. Also tngine
Miss Emma Evans has returned f'otn
an extended trip to Hood River.
L. E. Grazer is erecting a pretty
residence for Barney Crouin.
West Riggs has given his house a new
coat of paint.
Mr. Zollner our enterprising bicvele
merchant has painted his stores in
honor of the celebration. -
Don't forget to attend the celebration
at Canby, July 4th. The 8il verton band
bas been secured and tne following is a
s'lort outline of the program and sports:
At 10 :30 the parade will be formed.
Headed by brand Marshall, W. H. Bair
and staff ofdeimty marshall
Sil verton Marine band.
At the ground the address of the will be
delivered by Hon. Gordon JH.. Hayes ,
of Oregon Oity. Singing by the Canby
Reading of Declaration of Independence
Dy Miea Veva Jiniitut.
In the afternoon the following list of
sports will take place:
Baseball game Canby vs Oregon City.
tat man's race, high jump, hop steo
jump, the greased pole, greased pig
and several other sports as advertised
on the posters.
There will be a swing on the grounds.
a doll rack, shooting galleries, candy
stands, a restaurant and good water.
Remember in the evening there will be
$200 worth of fireworks and a grand ball
will be held in both halls. Good order
will he maintained both on the grounds
and In the city. An ox barbecue will be
NOTICE. '. .
The report that admission will be
charged to t e Celebration grounds at
Onby, Or., July 4th, 1903, is a deliberate
falsehood and we the committee wish
to state that the admission is free.
: . J, W Newton,
' H. C. GlLLMORB,
W. H. Bair.
One of Oregon City's Young Men.
Charles Humphreys, who has for
several years been connected with the
Postal Telegraph Company in Portland
has been appointed to the managership
of the Astoria office of the same con
cern. Mr. Humphreys is an Oregon
City young man, and after serving the
Portland Electric Company and the
Postal Company several years in this
place he was appointed operator in
Portland. He has been doing dutv as
delivery clerk for the past few months
and the manner in which he filled his
position having won the respect of the
management, he wsb promoted to Astoria
when the office there became vacaut.
Mr. Humphreys will assume charge after
a short vacation.
A wheelman's tool bajr Isn't comnlate without a
bottle of Dr. Thomns' Electrlo Oil. Heals cuts'
I biuises, stlugi, sprains. Moiarch over pain.
Orchestra of 5 Pieces
Big Cash Store
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and Saw Mill Machinery