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OREGON CITY COURIER, FRIDAY, MARCH U, 1904
OREGON CITY COURIER
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U kKUON CITY, IVUROfl 11, W4
Deniocratx Committee Mteting
A meeting of the Democratic County
Cetitial Committee will 1)0 held in Ore
gon City on March 16th for the purpose
o! a p rtr ning delegates to and fixing
tune lor Primaries to elect delegates to
next County Convention, and any other
bufijntes that may come before it aa a
body. Meeting will be held at Item
oemtic Club room in Garde building at
10:30 a. m.
K. B Bbatie, Chairman.
E II. Mass, Secretary.
BRYAN AND CLEVELAND.
Under the above caption the Cinni'
nati Enquirer prints the following edi
toril, which ought to be read by every
Democrat in America. The Enquirer
certainly sounds a harmonious note,
and all Democrats should realize that
now is the time to get together and
stay together. The nominees of the
National Convention will be neither
Bryan nor Cleveland, but a conserva
tive man for whom any Democrat can
Mr. Bryan ia one of the many girding
allutiiotiH wh'ch he seems never to tire
of making Mr. Cleveland is ropo-ted
recently to have spoken of him with what
see nis rather a labored attempt at wit,
as "rai'k." It is hard to see what it is
hoped to accomplish by indulging in
this ungentle, not to say,, coarse calling
of names inside our household. For it
must be remembered we are all Dem
ocrats, rnd the fulminations of no one
man, which ever wing of the party he be
found in, is going to make ub anything
else. There lias never been a time' in
our history, unless it be recently, when
any one man has assumed the exe'usive
right to say v. hat were the requisites
and what the unmistakable signs of
Democracy, much less to assume that
they could be only such as he might ap
While we have certain fundamental
principles which all recognize and bow
to, the policy of the party has varied at
different periois, and there always has
beeu room for many shades of opinions
within its lines. This is true even in
ecclesiastical organizations, where rigid
formulas cf belief have always been In
sisted on, but where now a wide tolor
ance and chatity as to creed is growing
up. Bo long is a man marches under a
banner he may be high, low or broad
church without his loyalty being ques
tioned, but all agree in trying to coi
tribute to general success. Within a
few days two great branches of the Pres
byterian church, long at cross purposes,
have dropped their disagreements and
united on a platform which ignors dis
sensions and all questions that are not of
We have as a party at one time been
for hard money, and at another for
greenbacks, and when an issue hag been
fought out and has become obaolute we
have always had the souse to realize it
and pass on to something alive. This
is no time fur party quarries, and for
any man to iusist that orthodoxy is his
duxy and heterodoxy some other man's
doxy, or that those holding Mr. Hryan's
view, or Mr. Cleveland's view, alone are
Democrats. Nor is it competent for
anyone to say because n man had par
ticular opinions, or voted a particular
way in IStKi, or in 1900, whatever way
it hiay have h.ii'ii, that he Is to he read
out of the piirty or ia to have any less
consideration In its councils than' oue
who took an opposite course.
When the United States, which had
been split into warring factions, was
confronted by a foreign puenn, it gladly
enlisted iu its service those who had
been in arms against each other, and
aide by liile they marched to victory.
Imagine General Young and General
Wheeler delaying the campaign before
Santiago and frustrating itt success by
topping to wrangle over the constitu
tional rights of secession. We have
had oar disenlons, but like those
which caused the Civil War they are of
the past, the silver men and the gold
men, Cleveland men and Bryan mm,
should be found shoulder to shoulder in
the ranks, If we are t) win it must be
so, A party is to large and important
an organisation to have its movements
thrown into confusion and its success
endangered by permitting minor differ
ences to become rampant and frittering
away the strength and energy which
should be concentrated on the opposi
tion ia petty internal squabbles.
The Democratic party has performed
a great part in the history of the country
and its mission ia still nnfulfiled. On
the threshold of a new century lie abun
dant opportunities which may be seized
and utilized to give it again control, and
bring back simplicity, economy and a
due regard for the jut power ' of the
states to the Government at Washing
ton. To accomplish this one must not
insist that he is of Paul and another
that be is of Appolos, but all must be
ready in the spirit of conciliation to give
and take, to spend and to be spent for
the common cause. If any one, no mat
ter who, who has been a leader or still
claims to be one, persists 'in trying to
inflame old quarrels or bring dead issues
to the front, discard him. No man is
greater than his party, and it is always
open to a man who finds himself out of
harmony with his party to leave it.
But we none of us are. Although we
have magnified temporary issues and
permi ted antagonism to grow up about
them, we agree as. to essentials, and
when we find ourselves fighting togethar
for them we Bhall become once more the
united and invincible Democracy of old.
Speed the day !
To the scientific farmer the composi
tion of the atmosphere is a matter of im
portance. It consists of nitrogen and
oxygen mixed together. They are not
chemically united. The nitrogen serves
no purpose but to dilute the oxygen.
If we were to breathe pure oxygen, we
would all become intoxicated very
quickly. The fires within us would
burn so rapidly that liie would be pos
sible for a few moments only.
The nitrogen of the atmosphere is
perfectly inert. None of it is absorbed
into the system. We breathe out just
exactly the same amount we inhale.
Nitrogen ia a very important ingred
ient of the human body, but it cannot
be obtained directly from the atmos
phere. It must first be absorbed by
plants, utilized by them into Iruits, cer
eals, or roots. It then appears as pro
taide, albumin, and other nitrogenous
Properly cooked and properly digested
these foods conyey nitrogen to the hu
man body, Ic is from the nitrogenous
compounds that all the tissues of the
body a 'e made. , We are in an ocean of
nitrogen mixed with one-fourth part
oxygen. Nitrogen touches on eveiy
side. It extends all over the earth
about fifty miles deep. And yet we are
incapable of appropriating any of it for
the needs of the body. It serves a veiy
useful purpose, to be Bure, in diluting
the oxygen, but it is absolutely unavail
able as nitrogen. If it were not for
plant life that appropriates the nitrogen,
all animals would very quickly d t
appear from the face of the earth for
the waut of nitrogen.
On January 20, 11)02, there was signed
at London, a treaty of offensive and de
fensive alliance between Great Britain
and Japan. Citing tlu-ir interests in
China find Korea, it is stipulated in
Article II as follows :
"If either Great Britain or Japan, in
the defense of their lecpuctive interests
as above described, slwuld become in
volved in war with another Power, the
other high contracting party will main
tain a strict neutrality ami use its efforts
to prevent other parties from joining in
hostilities against its ally."
But article III leaves no question as
to how i s efforts will 'be used in behalf
of Japau if any other Power bhould side
with Russia. It reads as follows:
"If, in the above event, nnv other
Power or Powers should join iu hostili
ties against that ally, the other high
contracting party will come to its assist
ance and will conduct the war iu com
mon, and make peace in mutual agree
ment with it."
"Let. us be done with fetich worship,"
shouts the Sioux Tribuue, one of the in
fluential republican papers of Iowa. "Let
us throw over the doctrine inspired by
commercial piracy ; let us repudiate the
absurd logic that a Mi sea the real pro
lection principle. While the stand
patters are busy with their machiuations,
their person! ambitions, their obliga
tions to monopolistic campaign contri
butors, and are trying to plant torpedoes
j in the path of expansion, let the people
of the west remember the words of the
immortal Farragut : 'Damn the torpe
doesgo ahead I' "
THE BOOTH-KELLY OLIGARCHY,
Tl e Roseburg Plaindealer is and al
ways has been the organ of the Repub
l'csji party of Douglas county. What it
says, therefore, of the re-appointment
of Booth and Bridges to the position of
register and receiver in the Roseburg U.
8. land office must be taken as un
doubtedly showing what a powerful
factor the Booth-Kelly 0'itfit is in the
rotten republican machine of Southern
The Piaindealer dec' ares: "The gov
ernment la-id office has been turned
over to the Booth-Kelly Lumber com-
piny to manipulate and the citizens are
asked to turn over the Congressional of
fice to the Booth-Kelly Lumber corn
par y: and Senator Booth wants to steal
Irom every settler his right to tho
streams of water; and the timber spec
ulators made Sttuitor Boorh their cham
pion to foist up n the people a burden
of exhorbitant taxation to protect the
timber upon their lands, too often stolen
from the government and more often
from the honest, hardworking s sitters;
and some of the voters are asking this
queetioa ; shall the whole of Western
Oregon he turned over to the Booth
Keliy Lumber company?
"State Sena or Booth is an enemy of
individual effort in building up ti e re
eources of Orfgon for his action in the
senate one year ago was entirely in fav
or of robbing settlers of their rights to
the water course and to burden them
.with taxation to protect timber Bharks
land and the effort ot Booth-Kelly Lum
ber company has been to rob many set
tlers in Oregon out of their just claims
to the public land. i That LaGraude
stealing of the homesteaders' land was a
disgrace to the State of Oregon. Thid
man Booth must be repudiated and de
feated at the primaries, county conven
tions and at the joint senatorial conven
lion. Such men are politicaly a disgrace
to the republican party and the entire
State of Oregon."
If Editor Brookes had worked in
a Booth Kelly lbggiug camp ho would
no doubt have noticed that his check
came from San Francisco. Here we
have it, California black republicans, or
more correctly, money-grubbers who
d 3 not care a tinker's darn for politics,
controlling the political destinies of
Western ' Oregon and the welfare of
thousands of its inhabitants.
THE YELLOW PERIL.
Michael Davitt, Irish .member of the
British parliament, is of the opinion
that the "yellow peril" is not fanciful.
The question is, he says, suppose the
capitilists, trusts and corporations of
England and the United States should
think of developing these 350,000,000 of
industries, Inteligent and docile people
oi China, by the erection of mills, fac
tories, foundries, worksho ps, etc., in
their midst, as English capitalists are
doing today in India aud in Japan.
Capital has neither patriotism nor
conscience. By the direction of the
economic laws of profits, it goes where it
can obtain the greatest rewards for ita
investments, where efficient work can be
iud for the lowest wages and w here con
ditions ot t'.xts and competition are
the most favorable to thercpid acquisi
tion of wealth. This is the governing
creed and practice of capital everywhere.
China offers to English and American
exploitation of lab ir the graitest field
ever opened np to the ambition of or
An ordinary adult In China will work
for ten cents a day. At Nagasaki and
Oeaka in Japan English cotton mill own
ers have employes of both sexes tint
work from twelve t fifteen hours a day
for less than $1 50 a week. In British
India the wages are even lower than in
At Madras compositors work for
about one shilling a day 25 centb.
British India is an example of what
China may become under foreign rule,
directed and dominatod by the money
power of England. There are some
200,000,000 of a population highly civil
ized and docile in British India.
England has ruled these countless
millions of Eastern people for the last
150 years, with what results?
Mr. William Digby, C. I. E., an ex
British Indian official, in his latest work,
"Prosperous British India," published
by Fisher Union, London, proves to hilt
the following tacts :
The avei age daily wage per head of a
worker in India in 1850 was two penae
(four cents). In 1882 it was one penny
and a half, in 1900 it was three farthings.
These 200,000,000 of Eastern people
are British subjects. Not one human
bein? among them can exercise the
right to vote for an English governor
sent from London to rnle them, for the
Get a home where you have all
the fresh air and freedom of the
country, and at the same time
every," advantage of oty life..
Th; elegant cars of the Oregon
Water P6er and Railway Com
pany make the run t Glad
itone from Oregon City in s.x
minutes. After1 your day's
work you travel home in luxury
i 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 Jioo per lot, $io down and $io per month with
out interest, has attracted widespread attention. Already lots are being sold to careful, conscientious buyers, who not only
know a bargain when theV see it, but are taking advantage of the low price to get an elegant' property where the location
is ideal anit.he enhancement in values is sure to follow. Already Portlcnd buyers are rapidly approaching Gladstone on the
north. In two years time the e'eUnc cars will not be out of sight of handsome dwellings in the entire run of I2miles from
1 Oregon City to Portland. There is no
the two cities by the time of the great Lewis and Uark 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 Ciry and Portland is as safe as stock
in the First National Bank of Portland. It is far bs-ter than money at interest. Again, if you ask any fair and unpreju
diced man, who does not own property of his ow.i 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 ovn selection, in the splendid
townsite of Gladstone, on the b:nks 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 infor-mation.
Main and Seventh Streets,
secretaiy of state ho governs the
country from London, or can influence
in any way the expenditure of the taxes
levied cn the people by their foreign
masters. There are 70,000,000 of these
British citizene unable to read or write.
Hon, M chael Davitt who is "for
uitiBt." The Jape have nothing to eay
against the "Cossack peril," which is
real and theatening as the other variety.
Stetson's Uncle Tom's Cabin, w hlch
appeared here Monday night, was at
tended by a very large crowd, all of
whom seemed to enjoy the play . '
That's the way so many
people feel in the Spring
don't care whether
"school keeps" or not
through the day's work
no energy no ambition
for either work or play.
Red . Sea!
is bottled energy and life
it is full of blood puri
fying, health giving, ap
properties. It is not
a temporary bracer; the
good in every dose will
stay with you for months
to come. Every day's de
lay in buying a bottle is a
a subtraction from health's
$1.00 size bottle ?5c.
For sale only by
HUNTLEY BR.QS. CO.
Druggists and Booksellers
Every purchaser of pro, erty. in Gladstone will re
ceive a Warranty Deed, and an absolute title in fee
simple, free of all incumbrances. -
longer any doubt that the moter company
3 a JMSSiS
SHANK & BISSELL, Undertakers
I Phones 4H an J 304.
PS l'llfl.lipillll(flll jitlil.lflWIIil.llilJfiiNUiiiiKpr.iiyjpjii
SPECIAL 30 DAYS SALE
At Bradley's Second Hand Store
All Goods in Hardware Line Greatly Reduced". We can save
you money if you want anything we handle. New and
second hand goods kept in stock. Examine our stock
before buying elsewhere.
Next door to Heinz Bakery.
in a position to save you from 10 to 20 percent on under
takers supplies, of which ve carty a complete stock. We are
under small expense. Have no middle men to pay, own our
ownherse.and will treat you
ONE PRICE TO ALL. t
R. L. HGLMAN, Undertaker and Embalmer. X
Office one door south of court house, or at cigar store opposite t
Bank of Oregon Citv. T
D , .
A BUSINESS LUXURY
A CHECKING ACCOUNT is indeed a business necesity; and he
who tries to get along without one is at great disadvantage.'
It is not required that a person should have a u,ai f
I business in order to open an account.
Professional men, farmers, and even many women, are run
ning checking-accounts. If you have never drm i ,:
I. - vujmtjj 111 UltO
j way, and are not familiar with the plan, come to us and we will
gei you started.
THE BANK OF OREGON
Call In at the office of the com
pany and see the map of Glad
store, and an agent will cheer
fully conduct you to the prop
erty without expense to yourself,
and give all needed Information
in making a : election f r your
fu'.ure home. Remember you
are under no obligation to buy,
enly come and we will show
von the handsomest tract of
of land m Oregao.' ,
will have a double track railway between
lmiiaiimiili!:MiClliii,iMiltiiii.ii!ll til iittrriniaiMiifainiiliriiia'
We carry the only complete line
of Caskets. Coffins. Rnhno anri w
minings in uiacxamas County.
We have the only First-Class
Hearse in the County, which we
will famish for less than can be
ErxioaJniing a Specialty. '
Ou prices always reasonable.
Main. St., Opp. Huntley's. fcr
W. W. BRADLEY
CITY, Oregon City, Or.