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OREGON CITY COURIER, FRlDAYt JANUARY t, 1904
The Panama Treaty
Is the Bone of Contention
i Wabhington. D. C Dec. 24, 1903,
During the present recess of Congress
members of each party are making plane
for renewing the struggle over the Pana
ma treaty which is under consideiation
of the Senate. Senator Hoar's speech
against the policy of the administration
Bud Senator Gorman's attempts to block
the ratification of the treaty, have
aroused the Republicans, who are de
termined that the administration Bhall
be upheld at all costs. If the two -thirds
majority of the Senate cannot be ob.
tained for the approval of the Treaty, the
republican House plans to come to the
aid of their party in the Senate by adopt
ing a joint resolution authorizing the
payments of the $10,000,000 to Panama
and the President to proceed with the
construction of the canal. Such a reso
lution would pass by a majority vote
and the assistance of the Democrats
would not be reauired. There is pre1
cedent for men action in the admissiou
of Texas and of Hawaii.
H -wever, the ioiDt resolution is hard
ly considered necessary, as Senator Gor
man s plan may be dropped owinu to
the fact that Bomeof his Democratic col
le cues are in favor of the treaty . Sen
ators McEnery and Foster of Louisiana
havw received instructions from the legis.
lature of their state requesting them to
vote for the treatv. and Governor Ter
rell, of Georgia, has declared that he
approved the course of the administra
tion in the Panama affair, although in
little else. The action of the Louisiana
legislature is important as it relieves the
two Senators from that etate from obu
gut ions to be bound by the Democratic
caucus, in case it decides to oppose the
treaty. Similar action by other state
legislatures would have the same effect
on their own senators. The Hepu di
cans claim that at least seven Demo
crats favor the treaty and that its ratili.
cation is thus assuied. Senator Hoar
will vote for it, in spite of his hostile a -
titnde toward the manner in which the
treaty was negotiated. It is generally
thought here that the attempt to make
a cany issue out of the ratification of
the treaty will fail, and that the agree
ment ith I'd nam a will receive the ap
proval of both parties.
War with Columbia is reaarded here
as remotely possible. General Reyes,
who ie still in Washington, strongly ad
vises hie countrymen against such a fool
ish course, land the Euronean nations
have counseled the Colombian govern
ment against any act of hostility toward
the United States. However, it is not
safe to take for granted tnat South
Americans and especially a government
which was foolish enough to reject the
canal treaty and to drive their own peo
ple to rebellion, will adopt a wise course
in anything. It is known that the Latin
Americans are sentimental, reckless,
enthusiastic and live under conditions in
which was ia hardly an abnormal state.
In Colombia many men have volun
teered their services to the country to
retake Panama, much depreciated
money baa been offered, President
Marcquin in apite of the fact that he was
not reelected has placed his private for
tune at the disposal of the government,
and even the women are offering then
services. News of Democratic opposi
tion to the canal treaty has been exag
gerated in Colombia and has raised false
hopes- General Reyes says he cannot
answer for his people, although he is
head of the army and the newly elected
The Navv department is prepare! for
any emergency. There is a neet on eacn
side of the isthmus and the ships carry
many marines, some of whom have al
ready been landed. The War depart
ment holds troops in readiness a'though
the administration does not care to use
them. The order of the Navy Depart
ment to prevent the landing of any force
with hostile intentions is still in force',
although the naval officers are instruct
ed to wait for Colombia to. fire the first
Admiral John G. Walker, who re
presented the President on the Isthmus
has returned here and will make a full
report to Mr. Kooeevelt. W. I. Bucha
nan, the American Minister to Panama
has arrived on the Isthmus and will pre
sent his credentials. General Reyes'
proposition to submit the question of
the recognition of Panama"'o trft Hague
Tribunal will not be accepted by our
government, although he might have
better success with a proposal to submit
the question of Panama's assuming a
portion of Colombia's del,t. This last
question is still an open one; Panama's
independence is an accomplished tact
recognized by the countries of the
make him one of the most busy men in
News baa been received here that the
Governor of Alexandretta has made an
official call on American Consul Davis
and offered formal apologies for the
indignities offered him by aome Turkish
soldiers. Attarian, the Armenion aod
naturalized citizen of the United States,
whose arrest caused the trouble has been
liberated. The Consnl was taken back
to Alexandretta in the United Stales
cruiser San Francisco.
Officers of the &tate Department are
somewhat concerned over the fate of
the Chinese Oonimarcial Treaty which
has still to be ratified at I ekin by re
ceiving the Imperial eal of China. In.
structions have been sent to Minister
onger to obtain this ratification as
quickly as possihle as it is thought here
that Russian intrigue at the Uhmese
Court may oppose the treaty. The Czar's
government ie believed to objmst to the
opening of the ports of Mukden and
Antung in Manchuria, as our treaty
rights there might give us occasion to in
terfere in the Russian-Japanese dispute.
until th treaty is finally ratified the
State Department cannot send consular
agents to the ports and thus block Rus
sian opposition by pointing to the open
ing of the ports hb an accomplished fact.
State Department officers regard a con
flict between Japan and Russia as in
evitable, but believe that each side is
playing for time. The United Stales
will of course be strictly neutral but will
send a large fleet under Admiral Evans
to protect American interests.
Secretary 'Tav who has been ill for
the past two weeks with a severe cold is
now able to leave bis bed room, and
penda most of the day in his library
where he transacts much of the im
portant business which calls for bis
personal attention. In spite of his busi
ness the Panama and Russian questions
A Prisoner In Her Own House.
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years been troubled with severe hoarse
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Christmas has come and gone.
A very beautiful Christmas tree was
appropriated by the German Lutheran
church on Christines Eve. An elabor
ate program was rendered by the young
folks, and a very pleasant time was en
ioved bv the old and young. Appropri
ate service was rendered by Rev. Mertz.
The Misses Anna WeBifa'.l ant Helena
' Kloss, of Germany, have arrived in our
burg and are visiting the Blasky fam
ily. The latter came from the same vi
cinity across the waters.
The new mutual telephone line is
nearing completion and the new thing
will be "Hello honey 1" "Hello Sweet
Since Will Heinz wen East all the
girls are wearing crepe veil, even the
Oak Grove school bell seems to have a
Fred Walch and his princess were out
riding this week.
Miss Helena Kloss and August Blas
ky were united in the holy bonds of
matrimony in Portland on the 26th. The
bride 1 one of the most charming and
amiable young ladies of this place, who
recently arrived here from Germany.
She has won the high eneem and le
spect of all with whom Bhe came in con.
tact during her short stay here. The
groom is one of our most energetic and
highly respected citizens, whose char.
acter is beyond reproacn. ine young
couple left for Camas, Wash., where
they will make their future home. Thup
we will lose one of our beBt citizens
while Camas ia one the gainer. May
success, prosperity, happiness, and our
best wishes accompany them through
their journeyof life.
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Now that Christmas baa passed, and
the New Year is here, now ia the time
to make resolutions only to be broken.
Miss Ruby 'Cook, who has been at
tending school here and stopping with
Mrs Holmes, is spending the holidays
with her parents at Damascus.
William Rivers, who is attending the
Portland Boslne-s College, spent Christ
mas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
The cantata given by the Parkplace
Sunday school Wednesday night was a
a real success in levery way, and every
one was so well pleaded that by request
of the public, it will be repeated on next
Wednesday evening. New features have
been added and a full house is expected.
Mr. and MrB Wm. F. Brayton, of this
rlace, spent Christmas with their dauah
ter, MrB. Inez Kellogg, !of Oregon City.
V r. and Mrs. Paul Freyta and daugh
ter, of Oregon City, ate Christmas din.
ner with Mrs. Freyta's parents, Capt.
and Mrs. Smith.
A good many Parkplace people attend
ed the Christmas exercises given by the
various churches in Oregon City.
Miss Myrtle Holmes spent Christmas
with friends at Clackamas.
Mrs. Brannon and son, Johnnie, and
Mrs. Forbyan are spending the holidays
with the latter's s u ner Borings, Or.
One of the latest industries of Park"
place worthy of special mention is the
new meat market which Mr. Dauchey
has opened up near the Clackamas
bridge, whifch is not only a great con
venience but also proves that Fa'kplace
is not behi d the times.
Don Holman went to Napa vine, Wash.,
to spend the holidays witr0his parents,
who moved from here hst fall.
Our very latest "sensation" is the
rtory of the tramp win walked into the
house of George Hamilton on Sunday
last, thereby causing a small coinmo
ti n," till George . collared him and
walked him out of doors. He next en
teied the house of W. A Holmes, where
oi ly the children were home, bnt Mr.
Hamilton was watching and soon he
was forced to move on again. He has
. hi been heard oi since, and we hope
such unceremonious visit will not be
Perhaps Mrs. Holmes was a little the
happiesi. woman in Parkplace when on
( hristinrtS morning her husband pre
sen'ed her with a uw kitchen range
We extend congratulations.
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