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OREGON CITY COURIER, FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 1904
QRJLGON CITY COURIER.
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OREGON CITY COURIER PUBLISHING CO.
SHIRLEY BUCK, Local Editor and Manager.
H. L. McCANN, Editor.
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General Shatter weighs 350 pounds.
What's the matter with him for a big,
strong, rnnning mate for Roosevelt?
Joseph W. Folk, of Missouri, refuses
to preside at the St. Louis convention.
He knows fall well that in that con
spicuous seat the presidential lightning
would have a gooi chance at him.
There are abundant indications that
the people of 'he United States have
come to the conclusion that a party that
has had absolute control for eight years
is sure to be corrupt and ought to be
The declarations of Messrs. Bryan
and Hearst that they both cheerfully ex
pect to support the candidate who may
be nominated at St. Louis defines their
status creditably and agreeably.
The national treasury seems to have
slumped. Instead of a surplus of $14,
000,000 as Secretary Shaw promised,
there will be a deficit of about three
times that amount. For a season of
"unexampled prosperity," this is very
And now the ministers are accused by
the rnilrotuis of mistiHing transportation
permits by disposing or them to brokers.
It is not supposed that St. Peter will
have any such charge to make for those
fortunate enough to get a pass will be
likely to keep it for their own use.
The largest summer school in the
world will open at Knoxville, Tennessee
on June 28, tor three months. It will
consist principally of teachers from 24
states, and there will be 100 skilled lec
turers on the various phases of educa
tional work. The attendance last year
was more than two thousand.
President Roosevelt says that if the
Central and South American republics
behave decently, pay their debts, and
are orderly and prosperous, they need
not fer an attack from us ; but if they
are disorderly, as we have occasionally
been, and get in debt, as we are at this
moment, why, then, they must look out.
If the Merchant Marine Commission
is frank and honest, it will report to
Congress that a Bhip subsidy is an ex
pensive luxury, .lames J. Hill testifies
that the two merchant ships which be
bulk as an experiment, the largest in
the world, cost him one-third more than
they would have cost in England. "I've
had enough," he exclaims.
Nothing was said about the illegality
of floating mines till Japan was hit b7
them. If a rule is to be made, exclud
ing them from neutral waters, neutrality
should be defined to be ten miles from
shore, instead of three miles, which lat
ter distance was specified as the neutral
tone because three miles was at that
time the extreme range of Artillery.
The Constitution created Congress,
and yet the Supreme Court has decided
that the creature is greater than the
creator and that the vonstitution does
not go t the Philippine Islands until
Congress sends it. Editors O'Brien aud
Doir, of the Manilla Freedom, must now
spend months in jail after having in vain
demanded a jury trial. It will be inter
esting to know whether they will change
the name of their paper when they re
move the visible stripes which for some
months will cover the invisible strpes.
Ir frequently takes more than one
dreadful accident resulting in wholesale
death to teach the public a lasting les
son. Immediately lollowing the des
truction of the Iriquoi theatre in Chica
go, many municipalities took up the
matter of causing means of escape from
public buildings to be provided but the
work was not completed at that time aud
in some cases at least seems now to have
Tim movement fur ail increase in
teachers' salaries, is one that has long
been overdue. There is no class ol pro
fessional people that must keep any
more on the alert than a progressive
teacher, and there is no other class of
professional people so poor'y paid.
Thirty-five to fifty dollars per month for
right or nine mouth's work, is what the
When the cost of a bare living is de
ducted there is nothing left and it is
small wonder that many are leaving the
Tim following bit of news has' wan
dered across the sea for American con
sideration and it would probably 6ffend
Emperor William if ne knew the Ameri
can opinion of the two main points
A ntone monument, weighing fifty
tons, is being raised in the bchorfielde,
near Zehdenick, Germany on the spot
where the Emperor stood when he killed
his 1,000th stag. The stone bears the
inscription : "Our most illustrous mar
grave and lord, Emperor William II,
stood here on September 20, Anno Do
miui.,1898, when slaying his 1,000th stag
of twenty tines."
Tnu recent troubles in the Portland
postofTice, which resulted in a change of
postmasters, brings up the suggestion
that postmasters in offices of the first
and second class should be in the Civil
Service and should attain their positions
through promotion from the lower
branches of the service. There is no
question that the service would be freer
from soandal and incompetency than it
is now and that the heads of the great
offices would have a more comprehen
sive view of the details of their work.
As long as the office remains a part of
party patronage, just so long will there
be good, bad, and indifferent postmas
ters, ine uivii Service ia not above re
proach, bat on the whole it is an institu
tion that has worked great good along
the whole line.
Profiting by the experience of the
Government, our state should adopt
Oivil Service system and take its county
oinces out oi pontics. Bucn a measure
should be proposed through t'ae initia
tive and referendum.
The following is the view taken of the
direct primary system by the Atlanta
Tne agitation in Alabama in favor of
return to the old county convention
plan of settling political contests, doing
away with the recently adopted primary
system, is hardly likely to meet with
favor among the democratic masses how
ever much it may be advocated by some
cf the politicians of our sister state.
While we do not assume to be entirely
familiar wi.h the conditions in Alabama
which have furnianed the excuse for
this reactionary movement, we believe
that movement is doomed to failure, as
it ought to be It may be true that the
pri'nary method has been found expen
sive to candidates and that there may
be other features of a local character to
which Alabamans object, but these can
be corrected In Alabama as they will be
in Georgia without impairing the pri
The democrats of no southern state
can afford to support any system for
the selection of any party candidates
which does not give every democratic
voter the opportunity to give full voice
to his choice. No state which has
adopted the primary system has ever
abandoned it J and if the democrats of
Alabama permit themselves to be guided
by the experiences of their fellow demo
crats in other states, they will turn their
attention toward perfecting and strength
ening the present svstem rather than
toward a return to old methods which
were fraught with dissatisfaction.
It is not so very long since the first
experiments were made. Ud to that
time the rule was the county mass meet
ing called at the county court house, to
which all democrats were Invited, bu
where, as a matter of fact, the men who
got there first ran things as they chose.
It was a practical impossibility to get
anything like a full vote under this
method and the natura' result was the
constant charge of court house ring rule
and much general dissatisfaction. The
county executive committees were su
preme in determining the method and
as a rule the action of the committee
was "lisped in the interest of the candir
date or set ol candidates that controlled
ACTION VS. DISCUSSION.
Discussion necessarily precedes con
certed action . The desirability of un
dertaking a specific work must first be
agreed upon ; thU calls for more or less
talk. The desirability having been re
cogiiizu!, the bolder outlines of the plan
must be arranged ; this calls for more
talk. The genera! plan being arranged,
minor details demand attention and call
for another "season of talk." And soon,
until too often, action is lost sight of and
the whole undertaking Is buried under a
mass of talk, only to be resurrected at
some future time and reinterred In the
Such has been the fate of the project
for erecting a monument to the foamier
of Oregon City, Dr. John McLoughlin.
How many times it has been resurrected
and re-buried it would be hard to esti
mate At the present time, it is appar
ently in a state of re-iiicarnalion, but
whether it will actually materialize or
"wrap the drapery of its couch about it
and lie down to pleasant dreams," re
mains to be seen.
The members of the Lewis and Clark
Club of Oregon City have shown com
mendable zeal in creating interest in the
early history of this, the central historic
spot of Oregon, and in plans for perpetu
Ein'or o' the cbs-r cte-j cm-
nected with that history. It only re
mains for tbem to bring to a realization
some of their plans. In order to do this,
thej should incorporate and thus be
able to transact business. And this
should be done at once. Discussion was
necessary preliminary ; but do not stop
with discussion, ho on, until ' some
thing accomplished, something done,','
has earned the gratitude of all, who are
interested in the beautifying of our city
and in performing a duty we owe to the
heroes who made the existence of our
city a possibility.
ROOM FOR CONGRATULATIONS.
The Democracy of Clacamas county
congratulates itself upon the showing it
made in the recent election. . Not since
1904 has there been a Democratic ticket
in the field. In that year the Democrats
polled about 600 votes, in the recent
election, that number was doubled. The
mere fact that we won no officers in the
contest, is of comparatively little im
portance to the organization. The more
important fact is that Democracy has
shown a very decided gain, and this
alone will cause the party in power to
be more circumspect in their conduct of
public affairs, more economical of the
funds entrusted to them by the people.
It is well known having been admitted
by the Democrats and heralded abroad
by the Republicans that the former
went into the fight without any Sem
blance of organization. In spite of this,
a creditable campaign was waged and
with results of which every Democrat, in
the county feels proud. The Republi
cans possessed two great advantages
this year that they will not have two
years hence. First, this is a presiden
tial election year, aud many an officer
was carried through by the sophistry
tljat "the election of the entire ticket Is
necessary as an indorsement of Roose
velt." Second, in this county the Re
publican nominees were all second term
men. As it is customary to give an of
ficer two terms, this gave them added
strength. These conditions will not ex
ist in 1906.
That this county is etrongly Republi
can cannot be denied. That under or
dinary circumstances the Democrats can
elect the county ticket, cannot be claim
ed. But if the carelessness and extrava
gance of the past two years be continued
during the next two, the people of all
parties will see to it that Ring Rule is
abolished. If true ecjnomy and fair
dealing marks the conduct of county af
fairs during that time, then the Demo
cracy can justty congratulate itself on
producing this radical change by the
vigorous blows struck during the recent
TRY YOUR OWN MEDICINE.
A few weeks ago the Courier con
tained the following:
"The fervent admiration of Hamilton
and the disparagement of j efferson by
Republican newspapers and orators is a
sigoiflcent sign. Hamilton was the
most pronounced monarchist of his time.
He wanted a Senate elected for life, and
a permanent President and nobility, and
if he could have had his way the states
would have been extinguished and sub
jected to a strong central power. If he
were alive now he would hate the anti
Imperialists as the arch enemies of man
kind." And now comes the Salem Statesman
and advises the Courier that it "would
be better to read our history."
Knowing full well that none bnt words
of wisdom flow from the facile pen of the
Statesman's erudite historian, we began
reading history, and here are some of
the thing we found :
In Hamilton's "Flan of Government"
submitted to the Constitutional Conven
tion, Art III, Section 6,ia written : "Ths
Senators shall hold their places during
good behavior, removable only by con
viction on impeachment for some crime
or misdemeanor." This establishes our
contention that he wanted a Senate el
ected for life. Article IV, Section 9, of
the same document, provide the "Presi
dent shall hold office during good be
havior, removable only by conviction
upon impeachment for some crimo or
misdemeanor." Does that Dot provide
for a permanent president?
In Madison's Journal of the Constitu
tional Convention under date of June 18
1787, is the following: "If they, (The
State Governments), were extinguished,
he wis persuaded that great economy
might be obtained by substituting a
General Government." He did not mean
however, to shock the public by pro
posing such measure. On the other
hand he saw no other necessity of de
clining it. They are not necessary for
the great purposes of commerce, rev
enue, or agriculture Subordinate au
thorities, district tribunals, corporations
for local purposes, would be accessary.
But of what good is the vast and expen
sive apparatus now appertaining to the
Does not this make It perfectly plain
that Hamilton wished to extinguish the
In debate in the Constitutional Con
vention, Hamilton acknowledged that
he did not think well of Republican gov
ernment ; and that so far as the execu
tive is concerned, the English was the
only correct model. . He could conceive
of no better model of government than
the English, with its House of Lords,
House of Commons, and elective Mou
'ch. True, he did not urge the adopt-
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ion of all these, but only, as be explicit
ly stated, because be feared to arouse
public opinion against his whole plan".
So much for history. Hamilton wag
"the most pronounced monarchist of bis
time." This is not a thrust at Hamil
ton's patriotism. He was intensely
patriotic and bad the courage to express
his opinions although he knew them to
be at variance with the popular will.
Nor can any fault be found with him for
advocating the system proposed in his
Plan of Government. Republican gov
ernment was but an experiment, and
judging by the conduct of affairs during
and after the Revolutionary War, it was
a failure. Looking on the wreck of gov
ernment that remained in 1787, it is no
wonder that in his earnest deaire to save
oar couutry from anarchy, be turned to
the English Constitutional Monarchy a8
the only correct model. A statement of
facts cannot, by any but blinded parti
san, be considered a "thrust." We do
not seek to "disparage Hamilton to the
advantage of Jefferson." Hamilton's
idea, carried to their logical concl usion,
would have made the United 8iates a
constitutional monarchy. Jefferson'
idea, carried to their logical conclusion
would have resulted in anarchy. It is
well that Hamilton's idea were quite
fully followed during the earliest period
of our history, thus giving stability to
the government; it is well that the Jef
(ersonian principles of Democracy were
so soon engrafted on our constitution,
thus making it possible for a democratic
republic to develop into the greatest of
world powers. '
The only "thrust" we have for anyone
is for him who blindly advocate; Ham
ilton's monocratic ideas, when the cir
cumstances under which those ideas
were promulgated have radically chang
ed. No longer 1b' republican govern
ment an experiment; no, longer is the
British government the only one that
has a semblance of constitutional liberty
combined with stability. Time has
Bhown that Hamilton was a man ol
strong judgment, and clearly saw what
was most needed by the then existing
conditions. Tine has also shown tha.
Jefferson was a man of strong intuitions
and that he laid out a plan of govern
ment, far In advance of his age, which is
but now in lull fruition. All honor to
both these noble men and sha ne on
him who thinks it possible to praise one
only at the expense of the other.
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Doors and Moulding.
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