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OREGON CITY COURIER, FRIDAYr JANUARY 8, 1904
OREGON CFIY COURIER
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OREGON CITY, JANUARY 8, 19C4
Tub Democratic: State convention of
MaBeachueette will boom Richard Olney
Aha! Gadzooks! We now have
General Wofd upon the hip. He has
begun to write letters.
Dkmocratb ousrht to be terribly work
ed up because the way in which Senator
Gorman leadB them does not please the
Senator Stone of Mo.. says that Bryan
will not get in the way but will do hs
whole part towards securing a Democrat
ic victory next fall.
If Colombia ehall launch against us at
Panama as a guerrlla war, it will make
of the canal a very expensive jewel to
decorate Uncle Sam withal.
New York State will try to unite its
enthusiasm on a favoiite of its own to
put before the National Convention
Parker or Hearst, perhaps.
Although Chicago, St. Louis, and sev
eral olher cities are candidates it seems
likely at this writ ng that the Ddmocrat
ic National convention will meat in New
Tiiuke troop ships are being fitted up
at San Francisco to be ready to convey
troops' to any point of thf compass when
calltd for. Perhaps they could even net
The spirit of war is in the air. The
English and Germans are again excited
ly discussing the question which won
the battle of Waterloo. A descendant of
the Irishman, Lord Wellington, Bays
Tub Christian Party will probably
lead off, holding its national convention
at St Louis, May 1, to nominate a
presidential candidate. It consists of
all who oppose war, and govern their
lives by the Golden Rule. Whether
they will assemble in a room or under
an umbrella is not yet determined.
It is estimated that the Philippine
frolic has cost ihe United States up to
this New Year's Day, about $1127,000,000
including the bonds about to be issued
for the friar lands, and taking no account
of the 10,000 deaths. Whether the
oriental game is worth this Occident a'
candle, well, they say it is altogether to
late to talk about that.
Yks, onr diplomatic agents abroad
ought to be butter paid.. Our Cotisul
General Skinner, eecortedby a regiment
of soldiers, has had a Hue time in the
Abyssinian capital. Emperor Menelik
gave him the freedom of the sacred land
and bestowed on him loads of wealth.
The only currency of Abyssinia is Bait.
Hut Skinner is exceptionally lucky.
How many hundreds of thousands of
people in the United States have been
taken In and done during the year just
ended, we ehall never know. In closing
out an estate in Philadelphia the other
day, 400 shares in certain companies
which had a market value of over $:!000
at the height of the boom.brought thirty
five cents. Over TOO Bhares in another
company at one time quoted as worth
2100, brought $1.10, What shall be
said of financial conditions that enabled
these pretentious organizations to im
pose upon the credulity of hundreds of
thousands of honest Americans? And
would such "publicity" as Republican
physicians prescribe have robbed them
ot their meretricious fascinations?
Your money back if not satisfied.
In the spirit of the brilliant old poet
of democracy Oliver Wendell Holmes
was hovering over Botton town, it most
have been gratified at the celebration
in his honor the other night. As he
himself need to say.
"Why can't a fellow hear the good
About a fellow when a fellow's dead?"
Philippines pathetically ask oi Presi
dent Roosevelt that one of their own
talented lawyers shall be appointed, in
one of the Manila courts as some assur
ance of an intelligent impartiality.
Think of a series of courts to ordian
justice, in which the judge does not
understand what is being said either by
the counsel or the witnesses."
Shnator Allison in his recent Chicago
speech was unstinted in bis praise of
President Cleveland's course in main
taining Ihe gold standard during the
hard times of 1803-6, which, the Iowa
Senator admitted, were due to the
Sherman act passed and maintained by
Republicans. Lucky man is Grover
Cleveland to enjoy his own immortality
in the discomfiture of his enemies.
Dr. Alexander Dowie, ("Elijah III")
haa gone to Australia, pausing at New
Orleans and San Francisco on the way,
He will Bail January 21st. He says Zion
is a straights Republican city. In the
course of his last sermon he spoke
eulogiBtically of President Roosevelt and
in his last prayer ask that God would
circumvent and forestall his enemies
and prevent them from "carrying out
their mischievous plans."
The illustrious Herbert Spencer has
been cremated, or, at any rate his body
has been, t e wished some of the views
he had uttered in his blunt frankness
would be cremated with him. Thirty
years ago he expressed ideas of govern
ment perilously near to anaichism, but
he lived to recant them and he died in
the full assurance of faith in democracy,
Shame it is to England that she should
tarnish her fame by refusing him sepul
ture in Westminister Abbey,
EREE TRADE IN BOOTS AND SHOES-
One of the leading trade journals of ,
Boston has taken a sort of census among
the boot and shoe manufacturers of the
Eastern States. The questions asked
them arose out of the incident in the
United States sente when Senator Lodge
proposed free hides and Senator War
ren, of Wyoming, thought to offset the
demand by proposing to take off the
protective tariff against foreign made
boots and shoes.
The general feeling expressed by the
boot and shoemakers of the East is that
they are willing to see both schedules
repealed I They want free hides and with
free hides do not fear any competition
in the home or in foreign markets from
the boot and shoe makers of any other
nation on the globe. With oar work
men, processes and improved machinery
we can Btand on a dead level with ihe
Crispins of civilization and underbid
them out of the market bo far as the
volume of our production will reach.
Just recently a thoroutsh-going Ameri
can shoe store has been opened in Vi
enna and is doing a splendid trade in
Ehoes and boots of American make only.
The mpkera in the EaHt frankly admit
that they no longer are engaged in an
infant industry and no longer need a tar
iff wall to protect them from foreign
This is a Btrong example of how the
leaven'of tariff reform Is working. The
home market is secure to our manufac
turers by reaBon of occupancy and pa
triotism. Now they want a free an I
fair chance to compete with the world
and do not ask for an uttderhold ad
vantage. DEMOCRATIC THAT ARE WANTED.
It is definitely announced from Bos
ton that the Massaehusette Democrats
are actively working to consolidate the
New England delegations in the national
Democratic convention in support of
lion. Richard Olney's claims to the
presidential nomination. The New
England Democrats believe that Mr.
Olney is not too old to he considered
and they urge that in him and in his
record are pointB of strength that at this
juncture would make him a peculiarly
strong and popular Democratic leader
against Roosevelt and the Republicans.
Meantime, the New York Democracy
is swarming, but hesitant upou whom
to settle. Because his newspapers were
the only oneB in New York city that had
the sand and sense of party loyally to
champion McClellan in the recent
mayoralty election, the friends of Wil
liam Raudolph Hearst are claiming tnat
he is entitled to Tammany's support as
New York's candidate ior the president
ialjnoniination. Of course.tlie friends of
Judge Alton B. Parker, and of McClellan
himself, are not in favor of the Hearst
proposition, and it will probably be
some time yet before anybody can tell
how the New Y'ork Democratic cat will
jump when the state convention shall
Delaware Democrats insist upon Judge
George Gray as the most promising
candidate the Democrats can nominate,
while Maryland Democrats, backed by
many representative voices in other
states, are cauvinced that the man who
can without a doubt wipe the earth with
Roosevelt In a popular contest is Senator
Arthur Pee Gorman.
It is enouith to say now that the above
noted Democratic activities show that
the old party in not without plenty and
good representative and popular Demo
crats from among whom to pick a
JACKSON DAY BANQUET.
The Democrats of Clackamas county
will meet around the banquet table to
night to fittingly celebrate a day in the
hiBtory of our country forever made
memorable by the battle of New Or
leans. That battle was one of the most
remarkable in the history of the world
and forever will keep the name of
"Andy" Jackson green as a military
genius of high clase. The English troops
under Lord Packingham, fresh from the
battle of Waterloo, where they had
made fame and won honors as the great
est soldiers of the world, were defeated
and cut to pieces by the raw troops of
Jackson, riflemen from Kentucky and
Tennessee. The battle was fought after
the treaty of peace had been signed. An
drew Jackson has ever been one of the
patron saints of the Democratic party.
Let us hope that out of this meeting to
night much good will come to the faith
ful followers of the Democratic party in
this county. That their differences may
be buried, that their past grievances may
be forgotten, and that they may resolve
to turn their faces to to the common
enemy of the country and in solid pha
lanx redeem Clackamas county from
misrule. Jackson was both a soldier
and statesman. Is is not given to us
common mortals to be all statesmen but
we can one and all be soldiers in
the Democratic army and strike at cor
ruption, fraud and knavery wherever
we meet it. Let the Democratic party
of Clackamas county be true to itself and
all good things will come to it.
A GREAT PUBLICITY LAW.
In an editorial entitled "The Trust
Situation." the Atlanta Constitution
says : "There is strong reason to believe
that Mr. Bryan was not bo far from
right when he declared that the peni
tentiary yawned for trust violators of
the Sherman anti-trust law and the
criminal codes of state and nation."
After describing some ot tbe methods
of the trust magnates, the Constitution
"The criminal phases of the trust question
and those who have closely t canned the methods
of promotion anl wrecking employed In theihlp
building ease cannot but be aware that crimi
nality is as thick in it an skippers in a bad
cheese are yet lo be given their deierta in a
Has the Constitution observed that
while the Republican administration
has not employed the criminal clause of
the Sherman law in its so-called fight
against the trusts, neither Mr. Roose
velt nor any of his spokesmen, on the
rostrum or in the editorial chair, have
undertaken to explain why the very
powerful weapon to be found in the
criminal indictment has not been made
Newspaper dispatches say that the
Standard Oil trust intends to make a
vigorous fight aeainet the proposition
that the representatives of the bureau
of publicity have the authority to in
vestigate the affairs of a trust ; and just
now in many Republican newspapers
are found editorials to,tbe effect that the
Standard Oil trust magnates display
considerable impudence in their efforts
to annul a provision of the law creating
the depaitment of commerce and labor.
Rut is it in the least surprising that
these trut magnates have a supreme
contempt for the so-called publicity law,
when we remher how they have suc
ceeded in ignoring the criminal clause
of the Sherman ami-trust law?
Repeatfdlv.The Commoner has direct
ed attention to that clause.a clause which
is the chief feature of the Sherra in law.
Repeatedly The Commoner has directed
attention to thefact thatnoeffo 't hasbeen
made by tbe Republican administration
to call to account, under the criminal
cltui:e, these ititlueutial violators of the
law. Repeatedly The Commoner has
asked Republican editors and Republi
can statesmen to explain why the Re
publican administration has not availed
itself of the criminal clause. No Re
publican has yet undertaken to make
We have heard much of "publicity,
publicity, publicity," and Mr. Roose
velt has pointed with pride to the law
which undertook to give to the depart,
ment of commerce and labor the author
to inquire into the affairs of these
great combinations: and yet Mr. Roose
velt seems to have closed his eyes to the
greatest publicity law on the statute
books. The criminal indictment, vigor
ouslyand courageously pushed, sends
even the wealthiest and m:st powerful
of rogues to their knees, Fcr the pur
pose ol shedding light in dark places, of
making public the secret schemes and
tbe underhanded methods of violators
of law, the criminal indictment possess
powers greater than all the so called
publicity provisions that could be writ
ten upon the statute books.
To the ordinary man, criminal pro
ceedings would. seem to be the simplest
and moat effective. If Mr. Roosevelt
and his associates have any good re at on
for ignoring that proceeding in their
boasted tight against the trusts, why do
Get a home where yau have all
the fresh air and freedom of the
country, anJ at the same time
every advantage of city life.
The elegant cars of the Oregon
Water Power and Railway Com
pany make the run tj Glad
stone from Oregon City in six
minutes. After your day's
work you travel home In luxury
The great offer of the Gladstone Real Estate Association made to the people of Oregon, of one hundred lots to be se
lected by the purchaser in the handsome townsite of Gladstone, at an even jfioo per lot, $io down and $io per month with
out in'erest, has attracted widespread attention. Already lots are being sold to careful, conscientious buyers, who not only
know a bargain when they see it, but are taking advantage of the low price to get an elegant property where the location
is ideal and the enhancemeut in values is sure to follow. Already Portlcnd buyers are rapidly approaching Gladstone on the
north. In two years time the electric cars will not be out of sight of handsome dwellings in the entire run of smiles from
Oregon City to Portland. There is no longer any doubt that the moter company will have a double track railway between
the two cities by the time of the great Lewis and Clark exposition. Ask any fair man, consult your own good, common
sense and there can be but one conclusion, and that Is, that property between Oregon Ci!y and Portland is as safe as stock
in the First National Bank of Portlaud. It is far be. ter than money at interest. Again, if you ask any fair and unpreju
diced man, who does not own property of his own so situated as. to be a rival for public favor, as to the handsomest
suburb of Oregon City and with greatest promise for the future, and he will unhesitatingly say : GLADSTONE.
Already there Is a population of five hundred people at Gladstone and not a vacant house. Schools, churches', telephone
system and all other modern and up-to-date conveniences rapidly following.
Remember the Great Proposition is-
100 lots of your own selection, in the splendid
townsite of Gladstone, on the banks of the
Clackamas river, a mountain stream famed for
its beauty and purity, at $100 per lot, $10 down
and $10 per month without taxes or interest.
Any purchaser can have his money back with $25 profit on each lot when he has paid for
his property, if he is then dissatisfied, provided he give 30 days previous notice to that effect
bright, capable agents wanted in every commu
nity to whom liberal inducements willbe made
to sell Gladstone Property. Write for full information.
Main and Seventh Sfrests,
they not take the people into their con
fidence at least to the extent of explain
ing why no effort has been made to
enforce the first section of the Sherman
Potatoes sacking is the order of the day
at, this place.
Mrs. Haines and Mr. F. Chinn were
visiting Mrs. Dundas Wednesday of last
Teen e Bowman returned Wednesday
from her claim in EaBtern Oregon.
Mr. Rettingner who was thrown from
a wagon while hauling posts, sometime
auo and fractured his collar bone is im
Don't lorget the dance In the Grange
hall Saturday nigth the 9th.
Newt Criteser lost two fine hogs one
day last week.
Adam Herman, of Beaver Creek, was
a guest at the Grieehaber's farm last
Mr. and Mrs Bradtl and son, Chas.
were on the sick list last week,
Annie Feaster, of Oregon City, spent
Sunday with her mother of this place.
D. D. G.M.Elmer Veteto installed
the otlicers of the following I. O. O. F.
lodges : Canity January lst,Oawego the
2nd, Lone Star of Clackamas the 6th,
and Oregon, of Oregon City the 7th.
Hattie Spulak was sewing for Mrs,
Randal last week.
Miss Keil, of Milwaukie, is giving
music lessons in New Era on Satur
days. , Grandpa Hoffman was on the sic' liBt
Mr. McArthur our enterprising feed
merchant, had a little experience one
day last week worth mentioning. He
sold some travelers hay in the evening
and to receive pay next morning and be
hold when morning came no campers
were not to be seen.jLucky Mr.McArthur
could track them and did so overtaking
them at Canby and the gentlemen read
ily paid for the hay and went on much
Chas. Bjwman, Frank Briggs and
Aug. Bremer were in Portland Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. McArthur and Hattie
Spulak attended tbe installation of the
Rebecca lodge Tuesday night in Canby.
Entries on Public Land.
Homesteads were filed at the land of
fice the first of tbe week as follows : An
drea Wendelin,160 acres in section 4 T,
9 S. of R. 10 W. j Jack Skowronski.160
asres in section 27. T. 6 N. of R. 6 W. ;
Alexander Sider, 160 acres in section 11,
T. 7 S. of R. 10 W. ; Fred Hart. 40 acres
In section 25, T. 3 N. or R. 4 W. ; John
Fronk, 160 acres in section 6, T. 4 S. nf
lv. 5 W.; Ethan Edwards, 160 acres in
section 20, T. 1 S. of R. 10 W., and
Stanislaus Ohraszczeweki, 163 acres in
section 24, T. 5 S. of R. 3 E.
Every purchaser of property in Gladstone will re
ceive a Warranty Deed, and an absolute title in fee
simple, free of all incumbrances.
(Continued from page 7.)
Why should the whole nation go head
long after the Panama route and declare
that if it not adopted there can never by
any canal? It eeems to us that even if
the Panama treaty should, in the wis
dom of the senate be rejected, we are
not in a very dire extremity, for we can
instantly turn to Nicaragua, which, for
more than twenty years has occupied the
chief place in every scheme of trans
isthmian communication, and has been
repeatedly preferred by the highest
authority both on political and scientific
Mr. Lewis M. Haunt, a member of
the Isthmian commission, and a dis
tinguished and eminent civil engineer,
says of the Prnama route : "At the rate
of progress previously made in the ex
cavations at Culebra, with lavish ex
penditures and an ample plant.tbe aver
age removal has been about tbe 1,000,000
cubic yards annually during the most
active years, so that the 43,000,000 cubic
yards may make the date for the com
pletion of this part of the work a very
remote contingency." Will anybody in
the United State Senate be alive at the
inauguration of the finished work?
Between eleven and two on New Year's
Day the President and his cabinet and
their ladies received in the green room
of the White Houso all officers of the
government, the army and navy, the
Supreme court, veteran soldiers, and all
citizens present in the city . They en
tered by the west gate and north portico
and left, for the first time, by the east
exit built two years ago. A good deal
of pneumonU is usually developed
among those who are compelled to stand
long in Hue waiting to be admitted.
There was too much o-be-joyful here
on New Years. Every cell in every
station house in the city was full also
the occupants and the police had no
time to eat their turkey. Bad weather
did not prevent conviviality.
Each of the forthcoming conventions to
nominate a presidental candidate will
be about twice as large as the U. S.
Senate and House of Representatives.
It fill number 052 delegates. Approxi
mately, 180 will be delegates at large.
NM. If " ; . A II M '
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SHANK & BISSELL, Undertakers
Phones 411 ai.l 304.
Call In at the office of the com
pany and see the map of Glad
store, and an agent will cheer
fully condu.t you to the prop
erty without expense to yourself
and give all needed Information
in making a selection f.r your
fut ure home. Remember you
are under no obligation to buy,
inly come and we will show
yoa the handsomest tract of
of land In Oregan.
Perry Heath seems to have made an
other slip. As a friend of Mark Hanna's
he recently said in an interview: "I
saw President McKinley only a few day
before he was shot at Buffalo. He was
in the White House in Washington, and
I had a long talk with him pretaining
to the next presidental election. During
the conversation Mr. McKinley said:
'I expect to se6 my " friend an I associ
ates, Marcus Hanna, the next president
of the United States. I believe he wilt
be nominated and elected.' Mr. Mc
Kinley went to Canton the following day
and the next day thererfter was shot
while at Buffalo." The President's
friends point out that Mr. Heath for
gets. They show that Mr. McKinley
was not in Washington at or about tha
time. He left the White House with
Mrs. McKinley for Canton.O., July 6th,
never returned to the White House
again. He spent Jury and August in
Canton and frou there went to Buffalo
Sept. 6th. This would seem to leave
Mr. Heath in a dilemma.
The Bick of this neighborhood are all1
getting well except our postmaster who
is in a low condition.
Mrs. McGeorge is able io be around
Our merchant is quite ill at present,
rut we hope he will Boon be around.
Our plank road advocate has not been
heard of for some time. I wonder if he
has placed himself in some of the back
fields, as a trespass notice.
The belfry on the school is complet
ed and adds much to the appearance of
There are quite a number of new
gnngers and Shorty appeared on the
scene rather dull, but says by getting a
few pies and women mixed he thinks he
would feel alright.
The youths machine is a great thine
bnt nothing compared with the coin
pressed air machines, that live at
Meadowbrook, as it takes awav the
greater part of their employment. "
Ben the j Ita Kind You Hare Alwars foanrtl
of Caskets, Coffins. Robtw .h
Linings in Clackamas ctuX.
Hearse in the Ooonty. which
will famish for less SJ bJ
Embalming a Specialty.
'.Pr'l alvs reasonable.
Main St., Opp. Huntley'.