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OREGON CITY COURIER, FRIDAY, JUNE 3. 1904
When four of our candidates were
zonf routed last Tuesday night at High
.and by one Republican candidate and
Jbree lawyers, they were somewhat as
teniBhed to see such an aggregation of
legal luminaries looming up in the pol
itical horizon , but they soon discovered
that said luminaries were not solid
planets, but greatly resembled the tails
of comets rather nebulous.
A resident of Highland gays that no
lamps were used at the political netting
at that place ast Tuesday night. The
"legal lights" furnisned sufficient illu
mination until they were snuffed out by
the cold logic, of facts presented by the
Democratic candidates; and that after
ward the sunlight of truth, as thrown
on the cause of high taxes by the same
Democratic speakers, made the use of
artificial light unnecessary.
It was a su rprise and something of a
shock to learn that the Republican
office-seekers and others campaigning
for them, appeared at various points in
the county on Memorial Day for the pur
pose of discnssing political questions.
With all their boasted devotion to the
flag, they could not stop in their wild
scramble for office even on a day set
apart for honoring the dead who de
fended that flag in its hour of greatest
JiFr R. Shaw, Democratic nominee
for constable of this district, No. 4, is a
native son of Clackamas county. Aside
from a few years' residence in Tillamook
county and in the state of Idaho, his en
tire life has been spent in the vicinity
of Oregon City. He worked in the pulp
mills about seven years, and since that
time he has veen living on a farm on the
Oswego road. Mr. Shaw is a brother
of Nightwatchman Shaw, and like him
knows no fear in the discharge of a
duty. Being constable in a district like
this is no child's play, and the officer
chosen should be one in whom absolute
fpli.nre can be put. Such a man is Jeff
Within the next few days a mile post
in the lives of a great many young peo
ple will have been marked by gradua
ting exercises, in which they will form
the central figures. Proud parents,
loving friends and patient instructors
will listen attentively to youthful plans
for increasing and perpetuating all the
virtues, for strengthening and perfectini
forms of government, and for other pro
jects unheard of until they are announc
ed in the dainty little programs. But
let no one make light of these subjects
and these efforts. It a Undent over
reaches himself in choosing a subject
no harm is done his bearers, and the
sluduut will in time become as fully
aware of his over-confidence as though
it were pointed oat at the time. There
is a tendency already noticeable, to
select common place subjects with
which the students are better able to
deal and which they will take im.re
pride in exhibiting In later years. What
ever the subject, however piesented, let
the critic remember that graduation
stands for something. If he cannot dis
cover what it is, let one of the graduates
travagant and corrupt legislature, it in
sists upon the voter supporting the leg.
islative candidates because Roosevelt is
on the same train.
The Republican speakers of this coun
ty have taken the cue from the Orego
nian. As a specific instance, we refer
to the meeting at Canby on Thursday
night of last week. The more promi
nent speakers devoted their entire atten.
tion, to national politics, and created
some enthusiasm by spread-eagle ora
tory on patriotism, and by their lauda
tion of the national administration. But
there was one point that did not escape
the auditors. No mention whatever was
made of the Republican candidate for
Congress. True, there was an appeal to
Republicans to vote a straight ticket be
cause Roosevelt is on the same train.
Vote for a candidate for Congress who
has violated his official obligations in
the most flagrant manner, because
Roosevelt is on the same train. Vote
for the perpetuation of a county admin
istration that has tried to rule the peo
ple instead of serving them, because
Roosevelt is on the same train .
If it be necessary to the success of the
Roosevelt administration that we en
dorse political dishonesty, that we in
crease our already heavy burden of tax
ation, that we submit to the rule of a
ring of political tricksters, then it is
time to get rid of Roosevelt. But such
is not the case. The president did not
hesitate to kick Hermann out of office;
then why should the honest voters of
ployes at the mill as he . is by his em
ployers. Mr. Hutchinson is an ideal candidate
for the legislature. A prosperous and
progressive farmer, he knows the needs
of the people and will serve them wll.
Upright and intelligent, be will take no
part in looting the treasury, nor can
be be made the dupe of designing poli
ticians. He is nnder no obligation to
any boss or ring, and will be free at all
times to act as be sees the interests of
the people demand.
W. W. Jesse, of Barlow, nominee for
the representative, is a native of Mis
souri. He has resided many years in
our fair state of Oregon and has, by his
upright manner of living, gained the
confidence of his entire circle of ac
quaintances. Ko well is he esteemed in
his own neighborhood that nearly all
voters, irrespective of party, will cast
their ballots for Mr. Jesse, recognizing
in him a man whom they can trust with
the important work of legislation.
PARKS AND MONUMENTS.
When the world has learned that the
cultivation of a taste for the beantiful
in art and nature is one of the most
powerful factors in the moral uplift and
physical betterment of society, then we
shall see, not only our cities, but our
smaller towns and villages, laying out
parks, erecting monuments, beautifying
their surroundings in every possible
manner, The mind of man is so con
stituted that the good is closely associa-
E. D, Kelly, Democratic nominee for
justice of district No. 4 is known to al
most every voter In it. He is a pioneer
of 1863 and has seen our city grow up
from a mere hamlet to its present size.
He has always kept in touch with the
questions of the day and is qualified for
the office to which his friends desire to
elect him. Mr. Kelly did not solicit the
nomination with which he has been
honored, but like other Democratic can
didates accepted it only at the request
of his friends. At a time when our
citiiens are paying special honor to our
noble pioneers, it is fitting that we con
fer on a pioneer, the honor, though
small it may seem, of election to the
office for which he has been nominated.
Nor indeed is the. office so devoid of
honor as it may appear. The justice's
court is nearer to the people, and its
conduct concerns a greater number of
citizens, perhaps, than any other court.
It pays less attention to legal technicali
ties and more to justice than does any
other of our other tribunals. It is the
essence. of local self-government, the
vital principal of Anglo-Saxon forms of
government. Then let us unite in
electing to tins nonoranie position one
of the best and best known of our pio
neers, and the more that he is fully
qualified to perform the duties of the
cilice faithfully and efficiently,
It is an old story of the hobo who
boasted that he had once ridden on the
same train with the president of the
road the president in the drawing room
car, he on the breakbeam. The frantic
efforts of the Republican campaigners
throughout the county and state to in
duce people to support them because
they are on the same political train with
President Roosevelt, is on something of
the name line. The Oregontan is filled
with appeals to the Republicans to vote
a dtralt;ht ticket because Roosevelt is on
the train. Unable to defend the char
acter and official conduct of Ringer Her
uianr, it bw the voters to stand by
him because Roosevelt is on same train.
At loss for argument iu favor of an ex-
Vote for Robert M. Veatch for Congressman, unless you pre
fer to be represented by a man whose record in official life is
one of dishonesty and peculation.
Vote for Thomas O'Day for Supreme Judge, if you wish to
place on the bench of the highest tribunal of the state, a man
who is above reproach, and who believes in "equal rights for
all and special privileges for none".
Vote for J. E. Hedges for joint representative for Clackamas
and Multnomah counties, unless you prefer supporting a man
who has but recently left the Democratic ranks for the purpose
of getting joffice, and who is possessed of none of those high
qualities of the man and the scholar that characterize Mr.
Vote for C. W. Evans, S.Hutchinson, and W. W, Jesse for
representatives from Clackamas county to'the state legislature
if you wish to be represented by men who oppose all ex
travagance in appropriations. '
Vote for Charles Ely for sheriff, if you wish to elect a man
who will run his office in the interests of the taxpayers.
Vote for Millard Crisell if you wish to elect a county clerk
who will be able and willing to make his reports according to
Vote for T. R. A. Sellwood if you wish a fair and equitable
asssesment of the property in the county.
Vote for H. W, Lang if it is of interest to you to have the
office of recorder conducted in a careful and business-like man
ner. Vote for H. G. Starkweather for superintendent of schools if
you wish to elect an honest, capable and energetic man for that
Vote for J. H. Kitching if you wish to have on the county
board of commissioners a man who will keep an eye on all un
necessary leaks and wrongful expenditures,
Vote for A. M. Kirchem for surveyor if you wish a capable
man in that office.
Oregon hesitate to do so? The conductor
of the train did not hesitate to "fire" the
hobo bodily, but that did not affect the
comfort or the safety of the president of
IT DIDN'T WORK.
On last Tuesday, Chairman Eby tried
to arrange with the Republicans for a
joint debate at Highland that evening,
but was met with a flat refusal, ' How
ever, when four of the Democratic can
didates reached Highland, they were
confronted with one Republican candi
date and three lawyers whom he had
engaged to defend him. Our candidates
might have been terrified at this array
of brilliant legal talent, had they not
been aware that "truth is mighty and
will pravail." Valiantly did the Knuhts
of Blue ketone do battle with everything
under the sun, except the perplexing
questions of high taxes and county
fiuances. Again and again did the
Democratic nominees seek to draw them
out on these lines, but they would have
none of it. Their scheme, so cunnlugly
devised, was robbed of any good results
to themselves by their policy of evading
the very questions which vitally con
cern the people.
THE LEGISLATIVE TICKET.
The 'Democratic legislative ticket is
made up of clean, straight men men
who have never sought office, but who
have made a success in ousiness life,
C. W. Evans Is well known to the resi
dents of Oregon City, He is chief engl
neer on the steamer Lang, belonging to
the Willamette Pulp A Paper Company.
Mr. Evans has never before entered the
political arena, and has attended very
closely to business, so that his acquaint
ance in the county is not extensive.
Not least among his many recommenda
tions is the fact that he he is as thor
onghly liked and trusted by the em
ted with the beautiful. A depraved
moral sense may exist among beautiful
surroundings ; but the tendency to do
evil is increased by grossness of physi
The discussions that are so frequently
heard on our streets and In our public
and private gatherings,' Indicate that the
people of Oreson City are becoming fully
awakened to the importance of provid
ing such attractions. A few years ago
an appeal for funds with which to erect
a monument to the memory of Dr. Mc
Loughlin was met with apathy. ' "kittle
or nothing has peen done toward actual
ly carrying out this commendable pur
pose; but there is an aroused and keen
interest shown in the project, by people
who will not let the matter drop for
slight reasons. Indeed, there is but
little to overcome in the accomplishment
of the work . The city already owns 1 an
ideal location for a monument in the
street that passes over the bluff below
the Johnson property. Land for a park
can easily be aequlrtd, or better per
baps, and more in keeping with the
purpose to show the appreciation of Dr.
McLoughlin's greatness, would be the
utilization of one of the several parks
donated to the city by its founder.
With an ideal location for a monument
and several parks already in the po
session of the city, it only needs some
one whose heart is in this work to give
as freely of his substance as did the good
old Doctor whose memory we all revere
There is no doubt that many thousands
of dollars could be raised among those
who have been agitating this matter, as
many of them are wealthy, and we
know them to be liberal and public-
spirited men and women. In giving to
this cause, they would not only furnish
ration! pleasure to the present genera
tion, but, as one of our fellow townsmen
expressed it, "their names would go
thundering down through the ages,
alongside that ol Dr. McLonghlin, as
benefactors of the human race."
IFKANCi EKUSCDH, Housefurnisher
An Interesting Argument
When we talk you expect to hear something interesting.
What we say gives you pleasure. What we say gives you
benefit. Our argument is one of 'high values and low prices.
Our boast is of qualities rather than of anything else. We point
out the good things and help you to share them. A good thing
for you is to get the good things we offer. . .
There are good, bad and indifferent grades of garden' hose.
Poor hose rots, cracks and bursts. In two seasons you need more.
That's expensive. Good hose costs a third more, and, if properly
cared for, lasts four times as long. That's economical. We'll sell
you the kind you want, but advise the best. Our cheapest hose
sells for $3.00 in 50 foot sections.
For the porch, lawn or sitting room.
These are some of the new special de
signs for this season in large comfort
able rockers and chairs. They are
all strongly made and nicely finished,
and the price is the only cheap thing
The largest assortment we
have ever carried from the
cheapest to the best. The
cheapest are all good quality
two yaras wiae m very
handsome designs and color
ings and range in price from
35c to $1.65 per square
yard. We have the better
trades ih 12 feet widths
and our prices are the lowest at which these
goods have ever bee nsold at this season of the
FITTING THE FRAME.
When we talk about fitting
the frame to the picture, we
mean that we put on the
picture just the frame it
needs. Our framing is really
the finishing touch". It im
proves the picture tones it
as it were, and bring out its
best qaalities. That is what
our frames do. Let.us give
you an example. 16x20
frame with glass $1.50.
Oriental Curtain Imported striped designs, in rich combinations of colors, with deep knotted
fringe to match. These curtains are three yards long and will harmonize
with any furniture. The richness of design and style of these curtains make them bargains at one
half as much again as we ask for them. " .' ''
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
In the matter of the estate of Anna C.
NOTICE Is hereby given that the un
dersigned has been appointed Administra
tor of the estate of Anna 0. Muecke, de
ceased, by the County Court of the State
of Oregon, In and for Clackamas County,
sitting in Probate, and has qualified as
such. All persons having claims against
said estate are hereby notified to present
the same to me at the office of Chas. J.
Schnabel, 515 Chamber of Commerce
Building, Portland, Oregon, with proper
vouchers and duly verified within six
months from the date hereof.
Dated and first published this 27th day
of May, A. D. I9O4.
Administrator of the estate of Anra 0.
CHAS J. SCHNABEL, Attorney for Es
tate and Administrator.
. . CITATION.
In the County Court of the State of Ore
gon for Clackamas County.
In the matter of the estate of Marcell
To the state of Oregon, the heirs, and
nexttokinof said deceased and to all
other persons interested In said estate
known and unknown:
You and each of you are hereby cited to
SDnear in the above entitled court at 10
o'clock a. m. Tuesday, June 5, 1904, at the
Court House at Oregon City, Oregon, to
show cause if any exist why an order of
sale of the southeast quarter of section 10,
township 4 south, range Seast, Willam
ette Meridian. Clackamas County, Oregon,
should not be made to satisfy outstanding
claims against said estate as prayed tor In
the petition of the administrator of said
estate duly filed In the above entitled
This citation is published by order of
I nomas f. Kyan heretotore duly made ana
ATTEST: F. A. SLEIGHT,
Clerk of Said Court.
First publication June 3, ioo4.
Last " July 1, loo4.
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On Memorial Day at Canemah Park
Oregon City and Oewefro played the
national game with the following result:
Oregon City 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 0-7
Oswego 00000000 0-0 ;
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