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OREGON CITY COURIER, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 1903
OREGON CITY COURIER
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OREGON CITY. SEPTEMBER 18, 1903
THE AGONY IS OVER.
Gallant Reliance has won the
third and deciding race over the
Shamrock 111 and the agony is over.
Probably trie gladdest of all men
Now that the end has come is the
perennial and over-welcome chal
lenger, Sir Tom, whose hopes,
highly keyed by the splendid show
ing of his new yacht over her pre
decessors, were so baily shattered
in her first race with the defender.
Shamrock 111 is undoubtedly the
best yacht that has ever-been sent
over after the American cup, but
the best the English and Scotch de
signers can do is not good enough,
The fault is with their builders of
yachts nor with Sir Thomas, who
has spared no expense, or with Cap
tain VVringeand his men, who have
sailed the challenger in a way that
leaves noground for criticism. She
is not as fast as Reliance, that's
all there is to it.
As for sir Thomas himself,
he lias not been permitted
his fingers upon the American cup,
he has a firm rip upon the Ameri
can heart ant he can feel sure of
this same sort of reception every
time he comes across after that
THE DOCTRINE OF HARMONY.
The Courier desires again to plead
for Democratic harmony in
Clackamas county. If all of the
divergent elements of the Demo'
cratic party in this county can be
brought together into one harmo-
ious whole and be induced to loy
alty support one ticket, this county
can be rescued from the denomina
tion of Republicanism from which
it is now suffering. The time is
ripe for all of us to get together.
One Democrat ought not to believe
that he is any better than any other
Democrat. Let us put the past be
hind us and begin a new. "Let
the past dead bury its dead." Let
us turn our faces to the future, and
with new issues and new men pres
ent to the common enemy and un
broken front and win victories
where heretofore we have lost them,
Clackamas county is full of Demo
crats. Distinguished and honor
able who In tne days gone by have
won victories and for
the party and for the right. Some
of them left us in 1 896, some in
1900, but they are Democrats and
not Republicans. They detest
everything for which Republicanism
stands. They are willing to come
back into the fold and help as in the
good old days to restore Clackamas
county to its own. "
We do not care now to call the
roll of Oregon City.s distinguished
Democrats. We call all Democrats
who have in the days gone by made
the fight for Democratic principles.
In addition to the county and city
organization which is now a decent
and strong one, why not gather
, into the leadership of the party such
men as C. D. Latoifrette.E.G.Cau
field, H. L. Kelly, Dr. W. E. Carll.
Charlie Caufield, Joseph E. Hedges,
Dr. J. W. Powell and the dozens of
other of the leading business men
and public spirited citizens of Ore
gon City who in the days gone by
have given their best efforts to
promulgate the principals of Dem
ocracy. The Democratic organiza
tion in Oregon City and Clacka
mas county is now a strong one
with Dr. R, B. Beatie and James
P. Lovett at its head. There are
many good men in Oregon City
who are Democratic from party
conviction who are willing to give
all their strength of mind and heart
to the Democratic cause. It you
; want material upon which to build
it is readv to our hand. Jdge
William Galloway, "Gib" Hedges,
Colonel R. A. Miller, E. O. Lby,
Hon. John V. Loder. M. C. Strick
land, Hon. George W." Grace and
the dozens of others of more or less
prominence in tne Dusmess, social
and political life ot this city.
opportunity is nere.
Much cood :
can be done. Outside of Oregon
Cit, Clackamas county is a Dom-j
cratic county. Just as soon as!
the boys in the county understand,
that the men of Oregon City are i
in earnest they will pick up cour
age and go to work to win victories.
Let us put the past behind us and
turn our faces to the future.
With new men and new issues and
new leadership the Democratic
party of this county can come again
into its own. "Nothing succeeds
liks success." If we can but Win
the "floatsam and jetsame" of the
political world will come our way
and we can make of this grand old
county a Democratic strong hold
that will be a monument to the
honesty, and integrity of our people.
Will we embrace the opportunity?
WHY NOT START THINGS GOING.
In the midst of the doubt and un
certainty over the canal situation at
Bogota, growing out of its rejection
of the American treaty as negotiat
ed, and thelevident determination to
the different parties in Colombia to
play politics at the expense of mat
country's best interests, why l.ould
President Roosevelt not turn to
Nicaragua and Costa Rica and re
new canal negotiations with those
That would seem to be a good
business way to bring things to a
head. The politicians at - Bogota
seem disposed to take their own
sweet time in giving the United
States an answer; and even if that
answer should be of a nature to
form the basis of future negotia
tions, there is no telling' when it
In the meantime, the situation is
becoming decidedly clouded by the
suggestions of a revolution growing
out of an effort oh the part of the
state of Panama to secede. If that;
materializes, any title this govern
ment might obtain, either from the
Republic of Columbia or a new and
independent Panama, would be of
The president has under the
canal act, full authority to proceed
with negotiations for the require
ment of the Nicaragua route. The
merits of that have been fully at
tested by competent engineers; in
deed, those who have devoted most
study to the canal question are con
vinced that it is the better route.
There can be no possible doubt of
its being practically as good as the
Panama route, and with that get
ting beyond our reach, the logical,
sensible thing for the president to
do is to reopen negotiations with
Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
These would not, if began at
once, i each a stage where
we would have to accept their terms
before knowing those of Colombia;
but by the time Colombia is ready
to speak we would have something
definite to go on. f
Why isn't that thesensible.busi
ness-Iike wav of getting at this
HARMGNY IN SIGHT.
One feature of the present Ohio
campaign is likely to attract more
attention among the Democrats of
the nation than any other. The
Democracy of the Buckeye state,
although very much in the minority,
always manages to find a way to
hold the center of the stage, and
deep interest is manifested, for one
reason or another, in every Ohio
campaign. It has been a good
many vears since the Democrats
carried' that state, either for state
officers or in securing control of the
legislature, but those strenuous
Ohioans seem to draw national at
tention to their doings far in excess
of that manifested in the contests
of other states in which Democratic
chances for victory are much bet
ter. The spectacular success of Mayor
Tom Johnson in securing control
of party affairs and nominating
himself for governor furnished the
occasion for columns of newspaper
notice- Hardly had the campaign
opened up before the fact that Mr.
Bryan had to postpone for a few
days his visit to the state was her
alded as evidence of the Nebraskan's
coolness toward Mr. Johnson and
his campaign, a coolness which did
not exist and for the announcement
of which there was absolutely no
warrant, This is shown by the
present visit of Mr. Bryan to the
state during which, according to the
newspaper reports,, he is "speak
ing enthusiastically" for the Ohio
ticket as a whole.
It is this enthusiastic support
of the ticket as a whole that is like
ly to attract most attention among
Democrats outside of Ohio. There
is nothing new in his strong, hearty
endorsement of Mayor Johnson, for
that has been frequently given,
but real significance may properly!
be attached to the warm support
which the Nebraskan is giving Hon,
John H. Clarke, the Democratic i
andidate for United States senator,
duly accredited bvthe state conven-
tion which put this ticket on the
held, because tnis support signmes
a desire for harmony for which Mr.
Bryan's critics have not given him
Hon. John H. Clarke is a promi-
nent attorney of Cleveland, who
was so strongly identified with the
gold wing of the party that he bolt
ed the nominees and platform in
1896 and voted for Palmer and
Buckner. Like many another good
man, he has since seen the error ot
his ways. Although not changing
his position on that issue of the past,
he affiliated with the party in I900
and has been since then recognized
as a loyal worker in the ranks,
though at no time active or promi
nent in party affairs. He was des
ignated as the party's candidate
against Senator Hanna by Mayor
Johnson who absolutely controlled
the state convention, because of
that gentleman's commendable de
sire to bring all elements together
in harmony; and that action, now
has the hearty and enthusiastic ap-
1 proval of Mr. Bryan.
i The real significance of this ap
proval lies, of course in the fact that
the days of proscription, so far as
Mr. Bryan are concerned, are at the
end. He evidently realizes, as all
other good Democrats must realize
that party harmony in is the one
great essential; that it is only
though the the drawing together of
all elements that there will be the
slightest show for success in the
campaigns of this year and of 1904;
that all men who profess to be
Democrats will be welcomed as
workers in the ranks; and, further,
even that the position taken by a
man upon an issue which does not
now enter actively into the political
equation need not be a bar to his
nomination to highoffice,so along as
he possesses the qualifications for
that office and stands with his party
upon the issues of the day.
It is viewed in this light that Mr,
Bryan.s hearty and enthusiastic in
dorsement of Mr. Clarke's candi
dacy for the United States Senate
is of particular intersts to ' Demo
crats outside of Ohio. Whether
Mr. Clarke may or may not be
elected to the senate makes little
real difference; bui it is of value to
see that Mr. Bryan whose influence
as a factor in party affairs must not
be minimized, has taken such an
important step forward toward
party harmony. .
The Nebraska leader has been
quoted as declaring in the past that
this man of prominence or that one
"would not do" as the party's
candidatd for the presidency , be
cause of his position in the Cam
paign of 1896. Some of these men,
like Mr, Clarke, saw fit to bolt the
party on the issue than paramount,
others acquiesced in the will of the
majority and supported the ticket
though they did not approve of
some features of the platform. If
it a fair presumption now, in View
of his support of the candidacy of
Mr. Clarke, either that Mr, Bryan
has been misquoted with respect to
those other men or that he has.
wisely permitted his first tendency
to criticize to give way to the great
er consideration of party harmony,
Now, if the abusive critics of Mr.
Bryan will join in an honest effort
to bring all elements together, part
harmony will become an accom
plished fact. : l '
THE REPUBLICAN BARGAIN COUNTER.
In his admirable speech delivered
before the Nebraska democratic
state convention Mayor Reed of
Kansas City recalled a Lincoln story
which he said that republican
managers of today must have heard.
Farmer Jones owned a breechy
mule. One day he started with
his son John' to look for the mule
lono the creek bottcm. Jones be
ing a sagacious individual, gave this
advice: "John, you take the right
ide while 1 will take the left, for
from what I know of the habits of
that mule he is liable 4o be on both
sides of the creek at the same
This story aptly fits the habits
of the republican party of today
and Mr. Reed's points on this line
were so striking that they deserve
wide publication. Mr, Reed said:
"The republican party may
once have been an organization of
fixed principles and settled policies.
Today it is a compassless, rudder
less, chartless cratt arming perore
expediencies' shifting breeze. The
crew were statesman who sought
to steer their course by patriotism's
shining star, while now commerical
pirates man her yards and weight
her to the very water s euge. 1 ne
spectacularistic swashbuckler now
struts her decks; knashes his teeth
and waves his gleaming sword and
swears that he will sweep free
booters from the commerical seas;
the while he knows were one to
heave in sicht: his crew would
mutiny and welcome them as friends
What wonder then that tne ou re
publican party has become an or-1
ganized paradox; a collection of
contraries; an intermingling of or
posites; a concatenation of impos
sibles; a sort of intellectuaf bargain
counter where every opinion, creed,
profession: policy or promise is
gladly swapped for votes; You
Id IM fa W L U
Eeveals That "Pc - ru
' 'Tone up the System, Restore the Func
tions and Procure Health."
SO SAYS PROF. L.
Prof. L. J. Miller, late Professor of Chemistry and Botany of the High School
ot YpsilantI, Mich., writes from 8327 X. Clark Street, Chicago, 111., as follows:
"As several of my friends have spoken to me of the favorable results obtained
through the nr,?. of Peri.ua, especially In cases of catarrh, I examined it mo t
thoroughly to learn its cc.n tents.
"I found it composed of extracts of herbs and barks of most valuable medloin 1
qualities combined with other ingredients, delicately balanced, calculated to tone
np the system, restore the functions and procure health.
" consider Peruna one ot the most skillfully and scientifically prepared
medicines, which the public can use with safety and success. "PROP. L. J.
will observe I began my simile as
a vessel and ended with a bargain
counter, The metaphor I own is
mixed. It has to be to properly
describe the republican party,
"Let us examine this republican
bargain counter. Side by side-on
the same table, each in the original
package, carefully wrapped in the
American flag, and marked down to
the same common price we find the
i. "The tariff built up our great
manufacturing and commerical in
dustries.'" 2 "The tariff has absolutely
nothing to do with the creation of
1 "All monopolies are destruc
tive of liberty and must be destroy
ed." 2 "There are good tiusts and
bad trusts and we must be very
careful not to injure any good
i "The creators of monopolies
are public enemies."
2 "The captains ef industry
have done much for our beloved
, . We will destroy all these
2 "The present industrial
syste m has come to stay. ' '
1 "We now haye an absolutely
sound and abundant currency."
2 "We must at once pass re
medial financial legislation.',
1 "A silver dollar bearing the
stamp of the United States govern,
ment in an abomination to the
2 "But rag money based upon
the fluctuating and uncertain assets
of a bank is the delight of Wall
"This may not 'be contradiction
for it is entirely possible that a
thing which would not find favor in
the Lord might be extremely popu
lar in the home of the bulls and the
1 "A war of conquest is not to
be thought of, for that would be
2 "A war of conquest is a holy
crusade. Anyhow the Lord got us
into the scrape."
I "We will free Cuba which
lies at our door and is the fortress
of the gulf."
I "We will conquer and fortify
islands eight tnousand miles away
to strengthen our coast defenses."
i W believe iif the doctrine
- na is Calculated to
J. MILLER, CHEMIST.
2 "The swerd and the Bible go
1 "Where the flag once goes up
it can never be haulded down."
2 "This does notapplyin Guba
1 "We must extend our com
merce." 2 "We will maintain a tariff
embargo against commerce."
1 "Trade with the mongrel
races of Cuba is very desirable."
2 "Trade with the English
speaking white people of Canada is
not to bethought of."
On this point Mr. Reed conclud
ed. "These positions may seem
slightly contradictory, but they
are, however, very simple to one
who thorougly understands the re
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"Build, np the System."
Hon. Joseph H. Kidgeway, Secretary
of the American Anti-Treat Society.
writes the following letter from the
Grand Central Hotel, St. Fanl, Minn.:
" It is with great pleasure that I en
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an honest medi
to do all It
claims. I have
used it several
of nothing that
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pletely, and ,at
the same time
builds np the
"I have reo
ommended It to
a number of my
friends and always feel that I do them :
service for I know how satisfactory tli
results invariably are. I only win.
every family had a bottle it would sav
much sickness and doctor bills." Josuj. .
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Mr. James B. Taylor, Roberts, lud
"I am at the present time entirU.
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I took five bottles of Peruna, and fe. 1
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"I EnJr r Meal, as I Uaad to."
Mr. J. W. Pritchard, Wolf Lake, Ind.,
"I am pleased to say that I have been
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runa. I could hardly eat anything tha
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"It has been one year since I ww
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Dyspepsia te a very common phase c
summer catarrh. A remedy that wil
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anywhere. Peruna cures catarrh wher
ever located. That it is a prompt an.-
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Tf yon do not derive prompt and satif-
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write at once to Br. Hartman, firing
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publican philosophy of geographical
ethics, and migratory morals. In
the meantime do not complain, the
captains of industry are doing well
and are content, Dewey. like; if ai
occasional Spaniard leaps upon the
battlements, swears a few fierce
oaths and shakes his impotent
sword, if meanwhile their ships
may safely enter and silence the
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came the formula is plainly printed Werery
battle showing that it 1 simply Iron and Q iinine
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