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OREGON -CITY COURIER, - FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1904
ORJEGON CITY COURIER.
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The dale opposite your address on the
paper denotes I he time to which you have paid .
If thiB noticeis marked your subscilption is due.
it is pnt. Observation of the writing
done in practically all the wholesale
houses of Portlaul fails to disclose a
(finale instance in which vertical writing
is used. The fact of the matter is,
vertical writing is not rapid enough to
meet the demands of the hard-hearted
For Representatives O . W. Evans,
S. HutcuiriHon, John VV. Loder.
For Sheriff Chas Ely.
Fr Clerk Millard Uiiwl.
For Treasurei-r-N. F Nelson. ,
For Assessor T. R. A. bellwood.
For 8upt. of Schools H. U. Stark
weather. For Comnvssioner J. H. Kitching.
For Surveyor A. M Kirchem.
The law giving a rebate on taxes was
passed in the interest of wealthy indi
viduals and corporations. It is the
capitalist who always has the money on
hand to pay bis taxes at any given date,
and it is he who benefits by the provis
ions of the law. Not only do most of
the taxpayers fail. to benefit materially
by the rebate, bu1, the tax levy is neces
sarily increased by the amount given
away in the rebates.. The rebates given
in this county on the 1903 taxes, amount
to $4936 68. This is sufficient to pav a
year's interest on $82,283, a sum greater,
according to the uncertified Semi-annual
Summary Statement mentioned in an
other column, than the net indebtedness
of the county. It will be to the interest
of the great majority of taxpayers to see
that tins law is repealed.
KB80I.UTION8 AND PLATFORM.
Resolved, That we hold the Republi
can party of Clackamas county responsi
ble for the present financial condition
of our county, wherein our indebtedness
has grown from $40,000 to nearly $200,
000 since the last term of Governor
White's administration. At the same
time property valuations in the county
have more than doubled and the per
cent of taxation has greatly increased,
yet thiB enormous debt hangs over us
when it should have been wiped out.
We fully believe it time to have a
change of administration in county
affaire and ask all voters to consider
well before casting their ballots.
Resolved, Th.tt we favor the election
Of road supervisors by the people; also
that we favor that good roads after being
' constructed shall be kept in repair by
contract work ; also that 75 per cent of
the money collected in each road die
trict be expended In that district.
Morally, there is a vast difference
between official incompetency and of'
ficlal dishonesty. Practically, the effect
on the taxpayer is about (he Hatna.
The only weakness the average voter
has been able to discover in the Demo
cratic ticket is weakness in fixing the
primaries, fixing the convention, and
fixing their friends with the promise of
nveijihi.ig under the inn.
Id his address at the banquet at Salem
few days ago, Colonel Miller called at
tention to the successes of the Japanese
against a mighty foe and pointed out
that theii victories lie in the fact that
the Japanese are a united people. The
moral is plain ; will the Democrats of
this county heed it?
Summary Statement," that there has
dropppd from sight the sum of $14,525.53.
Of course that is only a trifling amount
and has probably dropped into some
chink in tne flour of the Bafe, and will
re-appear as soon as the people demand
an accounting. But the fact remains,
unless a. . least one officer has certi
fied to a false statement, that the county
is short $14,524.53.
Japan has only begun. After all the
numerous "off" family have been killed
she will yet have to contend with the
"skys" and "vitches". If Russia were
accoramodatirg hIui noulil mivo lime by
sending an "Off-sky. vitcli" and letting
the result of the war turn on his success
Millard Crisell, residing north of
Aurora, has been nominated by the
Clackamas County Democrats for County
Clerk. The Democrats have shown
good judgment in selecting Mr. Crisell.
lie is a progressive young man, Btrictly
honest and well qualified. If elected he
will make an excellent County Clerk.
The county school fund portion of the
taxes paid in previous to April 1, 1904,
amounted to $37141.71. The amount
apportioned to the several districts aggre
gate $27141.38. Ten thousand dollars of
school funds lying idle in the county
treasury, while some schools in the
county are closing early for want of
ironey. Why is this thus?
In an editorial the Salem Statesman
endeavors to show that President Roose
velt ii the embodiment of all that is
simple and una'Tected in taste and man.
ners. Not satisfied with this It goes on
to state that the simplicity of Jefferson
wits assumed for political reasons. Well,
perhaps It was, but why not be honest
about it and admit that it is just by the
merest scratch barely possible that
President Roosevelt Is not averse to see
ing hia nam iu the papers as having
done some very commonplace act, and
that he is not avers to having a vote on
the strength of it.
Just why the State Board of Educa
tion should decree that pupils desiring
to graduate from the eighth grade ol our
schools should write by the vertical sys
tem, is somewhat difficult to understand.
Vertical writing is largely a fad and as
such has about had its day. The value
of a system of writing, like anything
else, is determined by the use to which
A TALK WITH TAXPAYERS.
National and state politics are of vast
importance tiall voter, bin it Mini
possible (or tne mass of the people to
keep fully posted id regard to the detain
of legislative and 'administrative action
in our national and state capitals. Gen
eral policies only can be watched; and
even in these, it is a difficult matttr for
the people to secure compliance with
their demands. Capitalistic influences
often thwart the expressed desires of
the people. Investigations, so-callod,are
too often but the means of covering up
malfeasance in office, or of shifting the
blame from the real culprit to some sub
ordinate who may, in reality, have
acted ouly on instructions from his su
perior. Court decisions are obtained,
which, like, the notorious "Merger"
case appear to be in the interests of the
people, but which really point out to the
anarchistic monopolists a better and
safer method of handling their nef
arious schemes. Reports of officials, as
iu the case of the Briotow report, are
made for the purpose of convincing the
people that those iu authority are de
termined to rid the various departments
of bribery and peculation; but when
ever the investigation of such reports
leads up toward the top of the official
ladder, the rtpo tie denounced as being
without foundation, and the investiga
tion is either wholly dropped or direct
ed in a new channel. If an offender
like Captain Cowles happens to be a rel
ative of some one high in authority, the
offense is overlooked at the request of
the influential relative. Bat the voice
of the people is unheard by these ante
election servants, an'' post-election mas
In our own state the voters demanded
in the last election that state officers be
placed on flat salaries ; but the demand
is unheeded. The taxpayers are robbed
of thousands of dollars every year to pay
for unnecessary printing, and to pay ex
orbitant prices for that which is neces
sary. A pro: eat against this graft has
bteii made year ',er yeari but the legis
lative ear is stopped. Public indigna
tion has many times been aroused at the
spectacle of legislation of the utmost Im
portauce to the state being subordinated
to the election of a United States fcena
tor ; but there is no hope of reform.
Such being the case in national
and state politics, the good citizen can
do no better than to keep himself fully
informed on the condition of affairs in
his own county ; denounce every scheme
that has "graft" as Its foundation; de
pose every dishonest or incompetent of
ficial ; insist on economy in the manage
ment of county affairs, but condemn that
false ecoi.omy which neglects the in
terests of the people in order to give to
some aspiring office holder the reputa
tion of having given an economic! ad
ministration. In order to act intelligently, the voter
should study carefully the proceedings
of the county court and the Benii. annual
reports of the county officers. Demand
an explanation whenever misleading or
contradictory statements are made. That
such statements are made, the following
The semi-annual report of the sheriff
of Clackamas county, published in the
Enterprise of April 8, 1904, shows "the
amount of money and warrants received
for taxes, and money paid to the county
Treasurer by the Sheriff of Clackamas
County, Oregon, for the six months
ending on the 31st day of March, 1904."
The sum paid to the Treasurer is stated
as $190,805.27. The Treasurer's state
men' covering the same period of time
shows that he has received from the
Sheriff the sum of $176,340.74. It is
thus seen that there is a discrepancy in
the two accounts of $14,524.53. Where
is that money? The Sheriff certifies that
it is not in his hands while the Treas
urer certifies that he has not received it,
A "Semi-Annual Summary Statement",
published with the reports of the county
ollicers, bat signed by no one and certi
fied to by no one, states that there was
no money iu the hands of the Sheriff, on
the 31st day of March, 1904, applicable
to the payment of county warrants.
Thus it appears by the testimony of
three witnesses the Sheriff, the Treas
urer and the who failed to
sign and certify to the "Semi-Annual
AN EXTRAVAGANT PRESIDENT.
The United States has the most ex
travagant president in its history, a
man whose administration in style tends
entirely to the imperialisti i order of
European nations. Besides asking for
ad increase of salary, he wants $90,000
for new stables for his horses, and $140,
090 to cover cost of servants and other
luxuries. $475,UOO was spent to change,
things around for him, and a complete
botch was made of it. Sixty-rive thous
and dollars of this alone weut to a friend
in New York for furni hing the plans.
The government furnishes him with a
$15,000 piano, chairs that cost $400
apiece, and in a recent musicale 281 15
electric lights were used in the illumina
tion, a c isplay that would have made
Queen Eliiabetu lake a retired seat.
The painting of Washington and Lin
coln have given place 1 1 stuffed bear's
heads, bison I eails, and the heads of
other animals, aud the whole institution
is being tun on the same extravagant
plans. Shades of Jefferson and Lincoln,
how should the common people like this
imperialistic display of the rough rider.
A LOOK AT OURSELVES. '
Russia has the sympathy of the Irish
because Japan is a sort of protege of
Great Britain. That isn't the best rea
son in the world, but it were unwise to
aiffer with it around St. t'atrick'd Day,
Russia needs some sympathy though.
She would get more than is now the caee
were it not for the Jewish maetacres.
Yet we blame Russia for uot preventing
Jewish massacres, while we confess our
selves to Italy aud China, powerless to
punish our own citizei b for mascacres
of Italians in Louisiana and Chinese in
Colorado. We shudder at Siberia, but
we don't mind our own convict camps.
We are horrified by the stories of the
knout, Out not by our own public burn
ing of criminals by mobs. We oppote
Rubsia'B grabbing of Manchuria, but we
take Hawaii and the Philippines and we
wink at a grab of Panama. The Rus
sians are no worse than we are, upon
the whole. The Japanese, upon the
whole, are no better no' no worse than
the Russians. We are "with" the Jap
anese largely because they have been
wise enough to give us their "dope" in
generous quantities through various new
sources. We are against the Russians,
let us record it in all seriousness, be
cause so many of the co-religionists of
the victims of Kishineff are copious ad
vertisers in the daily papers. And that
is how we get our positive opinions
about war in the tar east. Astoria Her
Tariff Trnt Highway.
Those big New York Republican
newspapers that have advocated high
tariff and protection in season and out
are getting a doee of their own medi
cine, and a good dose, too. The printing
paper trust charges $2.50 a hundred
pounds for the paper in New York that
they Bhip over to England, paying
freight and other charges, and sell there
at $2.08 a hundred. Figure it out. The
trust after paying the freight and insur
ance charges'eells the Englishman paper
aboutiOne sixth cheaper than to their
home people. A most outrsgeous sys
tem ol laws under which such robbery
can be perpetrated robbery, for they
are not selling abroad except at a profit.
The New Yorkers could make big
money shipping the paper back were
they not met at the American port by a
custotna collector. Eugene Guard.
Death of Hon. L. T. Sarin.
Louis T. Barin, who died suddenly on
Monday morning of heart failure w is at
one time the leader, of the Republican
party in this county and a political
power in the state. At the time of his
death he was coming from his ranch
below Portland on the steamer Iralda.
When Louis, as bis friends called him,
established liiunelf iu the county in
1869, he took up a land claim on the
Clackamas river, and then proceeded to
study law. Hie means being limited he
worked occaaionaly for neighboring
farmers, who liked him on account of
his good humor. Like the lale John
Myers, his doughty political opponent,
he was democratic in his intercourse
with bis fellowmen. Such a man makes
warm friends and keeps them, lie was
fond of hunting and fishing and had
made a special study of salmon.
He was born in I'rovmence, K. ti. on
March 14, 1842. In 1862 he arrived in
the Oregon territory by way of San
Francisco, and enlisted. in Company E,
First Regiment, Oregon Cavalry. He
continued in the military servic-i against
the Indians until August 31, 1S65, when
be was honorably discharged.
In 1872. having opened a law office In
Oregon City, he was elected on the Re
publican ticket as a member of the
lower house of the legislature, and in
' succession held the offices of prosecuting
attorney and mayor. Eight years he oc
cupied the position of Register at the
Oregon City government land office, and
in 1S90 he was appointed U. S. Marshal
lor Oregon. The Republican electors of
Multnomah county, where bis residence
has been of late years, presented him
with a solid silver service In recognition
of his wise political leadership. At that
period of his life he was on intimate
terms with Joseph Simon, then the
political dictator of Oregon.
HOW A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN ESOAPED
RING CATARRH BY USE OF PE-RU-HA.
Nothing Robs One of Strength Like Spring Catarrh - -
t ' MISS HELEN WHITMAN.
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Miss Helen Whitman, 308 Grand avenue, Milwaukee, Wis., writes :
There is nothing like Peruna for that tired feeling, which gives
you no ambition for work or play. After a prolonged illness, about
a year ago I felt unable to regain my health, but four bottles of Pe
runa made a wonderful change and restored oie to perfect health.
As long as you keep your blood in good condition you ere all right,
and Peruna seems to fill the veins with pure, healthful blood. I
thoroughly endorse it."
Have you got nerves? Well, you
ought to have nerves. But they ought
to be strong nerves, good nerves. Does
your hand, tremble? You are living too
fast. Does your heart flutter at times?
You had -better call a halt. Americans
live too fast. They crowd too much Into
a single day. They have too little lei
cure. The hospitals and insane asylums
are filling np. The quiet, pastoral scenes
of yore are becoming rare. It's time
that we quit this sort of business.
flow to Get Strong Nerves.
IHrst, repair the injury already done
to your nerve. r',-- '. to
MISS HELEN WHITMAN.
do exactly as did Mattie B. Curtis, See"
retary of Legion of Loyal Women, Hotel
Salem, Boston, Mass. She said In a re
cent letter : " I suffered for over a year
with general weakness and debility man
ifested In severe headache and backache.
I took four bottles of Peruna, and for
two months have been entirely free
from these maladies."
. Thousands of cases might be quoted
in which Teruna has been used to rescue
people from the perdition of deranged
nerves, and put them on the good, solid
fonnrliiMo' of henHh. The County Aud
itor of Erie county, New York, Hon.
John W. Neff, In a recent letter written
at Buffalo, New York, stated : " I wa
persuaded by a friend to try a bottle of
your great nerve tonic, Peruna, and the
results were so gratifying that I am
more than pleased to recommend it."
A Spring Tonic.
Almost everybody needs a tonlo in Hie
spring. Something to brace the nerves,
invigorate the brain and cleanse the
blood. That Peruna will do this is be
yond all question. Everyone who liua
tried it has had the same experience as
Mrs. D. W. Timberlake, of Lynchburg,
Va., who, in a recent lottor, made use ot
the following words : "I always take a
dose of Peruna after business hours, as
it is a great thing for the nerves. Then
is no better spring tonic, and 1 hb-va
used about all of thorn."
Catarrh In Spring.
The spring is the best time to ifsi
catarrh. Nature, renews herself ev;ry
spring. The system is rejuvenated by
spring weather. This renders medrdnea
more effective. A short course of Pe
runa, assisted by the balmy air of sprint;,
will cure old, stubborn ca; esof calxnh,
that have resisted treatment for jears.
Everybody should have a copy of Dr.
Hartman's latest book on catarrh. Ad
dress The Peruua Medicine Co., Colum
Mrs. Lulu Larmer, Stoughton, Wis.,
Mrs. Lulu Larmer.
" For two years I suffered with nerv
ous trouble and.
until it seemed that
there was nothing
to mo but a bundle
of nerves. I waa
could not aleeo.
? rest or composu
myself, and wan
certainly ifnfit to
take earn of a
household. I took nerve tonics and pill
without benefit. When I began taking
Peruna I grew steadily better, my nervot
grew stronger, my rest was nolonger fit
ful, and to-day I consider myself in per
fect health and strength. My recovery
was slow but sure, but I persevered and
was rewarded by perfect health." Mra,
If you do not derive prompt and 6tla
factory results from the use of Peruna,
write at once to Dr. Hartman, giving a
full statement of your case and he wilt
be pleased to give you his valuable ad
Address Dr. Hartman, President of
The Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus. O.
iiiMiiki,.iiiimiiiiiiii jitii,,iiiiii..ii j a.,a.. ,a;,.Aa,
has been apparent for some time that Clackamas
County was not receiving its just share of immigra
tion flowing into the State. This has come about
largely from the fact that other localities have made
special effort, through local organizations and in the distribution
of literature, to. induce and invite new comers into their respect
Counties. Clackamas County has to pay a large sum as its
part of the appropriation for the Lewis and Clark Fair, and it
ought in all conscience to receive its proportion of the rewards
in the way of new settlers to buy up our surplus lands and aid
in the building up of new industries.
For the purpose of helping myself, and directly and
indirectly this great County, I have opened a real estate
office in Portland, at 233 Washington Street, Labbe build
ing, first floor, and will be open for business on and after
April 1st. Capt. James P. Shaw, late of Hood River, who
was associated with the real estate department of my office
some years ago, will have charge of the Portland office, and
will be a full partner in the real estate department of the
business, both in Portland and Oregon City. Having lived
many years in Portland, Capt. Shaw has an intimate ac
quaintance with the metropolis and its people. From now
on we will have special opportunities for selling real estate
left with us. We shall make a specialty of the following
Clackamas County Lands.
Oregon City Investments.
Gladstone Property. ,
.4s Hood Rtver Fruit and Berry Lands.
And shall at all time's try and attract Capitalists to take
advantage of the untold resources of thi3 great County.
list of farms for sale and can promise
We wish to increase our
faithful and efficient service.
W ould be pleased to have visitors to Portland call and get acquaint
ed with our plan of selling lands.
The firm name will be
:-: Cross & Shaw :-:
Main St., Oregon City, Or. 233 Washington St., Portland, Or