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OREGON CITY COURIER, FRIDAY, JULY 8, 1904
OPvEGON CITY COURIER.
Published Every Friday by
OiUGON CITY COURIER PUBLISHING CO.
SHIRLEY BUCK, Local Editor anl Manager.
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speech before the Republican conven
tion he laughed in his sleeve as he ex
claimed, "All American1, who desire a
safe and conservative administration,
which shall avoid causes of quarrel, all
who abhor war, all who long for the
perfect sway of the principles of that re
ligion which we all profess, should re
joice that under this Eepublican ad
ministration their country has attained
a potent leadership among the nations,
in the cause of peace and international
justice." The Philippine and Panaman
auditors gleefully poked each other in
the ribs, and declared it the finest piece
of irony they had ever listened to.
Qen. Horace. Porter is only sixty-six,
but when the governorship of New
York was mentioned to him he was
found to be in declining years.
One of our new cat-rate Immigrants
should be welcome in New York n City
for he inscribed upon the register the
convivial name of Boozena Sokup.
Eccrctary Shaw says that high prices
are a sign of prosperity . Whereat the
beef trust, the coal trust and the Stan
dard Oil trust immediately jump to
The Supreme Court has decided that
guessing contests are illegal, Yet the
officials of that symposium of conjecture
called the weather Bureau still draw
The Erie railroad has discharged 4
10) employes this spring and round steak
is 18 cents a pound. Secretary Shaw
ably remarks that "high prices mean
James J. liill, the railroad magnate,
asserts that Attorney-General Knox
presented his bill and received a fee ot
$600,000 as an attorney of the steel
trust, Itm t he the man who declared
that trusts would "sufficiently regulate
The Boston banquet to the Filipino!
given by Governor Bates turned into an
anti.imperialist symposium. Mayor
Collins told the visitors that their right
to self government is as true as the
Declaration of Independence or the Ser
mon on the Mount. He said "Filioinos
have a right to work out the: r own sal
vation, and if they are riff over success
ful in doing it, it is none of our busi
ness, any more than it is the concern of
the Filipinos that we are not working
oat all our own problems in the most
perfect way." He advised them to
curry home with them the leson of
liberty put into effect at Bunker Hill.
President Whitney of the Chamber of
Commerce spoke along the same lines
The Filipinos took up they-argument
where .he left it and pleaded eirnestly
for the same right to self government
for which the Americans fought the
British In the Revolution.
Senator D eliver nominated Senator
Fairbanks for Vice President by rap.
turously eulogising all the imaginay
virtues of President Roosevelt. The
Hoosier says he is not quite sure that he
likes the "Iowa idea."
Would it be proper to speak of the
Populist nominees for President and
Vice-president at "doubting Thomas
es?" Thomas E. Watson doubts wheth
er he will accept the nomination, and
Thomas II. Tibbies probably doubts
whether he will be elected.
The fervent languaue in which Perdi
caris praises Rtisuli's delicacy and re
finement gives rixe to a suspicion that
he may still be a member of the bandit
chief's staff. But why should our ad
ministration insist on chaBing 'he bri
gand to his luir as long as IVdicarii Is
in this complimentary mood?
Attorney-General Knox is a self-sacrificing
man. He gave up a $700,000 in
come as a lawyer to accept $3,000 as a
uauineiomcer, ana swapped tnat lor a
Seuatorslip at $5,000. But meantime
he had got a $(500,000 fee as an attorney
for the steel trust. So he cau still afford
to take 8'igar in his coffee.
becretary bhaw declares that it is a
marvelous sign or prosperity when our
manufacturers can easily sell goods
in Europe cheaper than we cau Bell
them at home, tie instances "not less
than fonr million dollars worth" of
merchandise which lis knows of to have
been disposed of in this way. This is
Both parties agreo that Grover Cleve'
land is the antithesis ot Tin o lore Roost
velt. If the St. Louis convention da
ms ?? place mm on the track ngiiin
there is nntliiiu whatever lu the cry
againut a "third term" that Bhould inter
fere with bis making the run. For it is
only the third consecutive term which is
An effort is being made in some quar
ten to show that the Courier is at
tempting to work a graft in the matter
of printing the proceedings of the
county court. It has been stated that if
tue proceedings were itemized as the
Courier has suggested, that it would add
at least fifty per cent to the cost of
printing, and that the Courier would
benefit to that extent. To anyone
nnacqua'nted with the manner of print
lng the proceedings, this might appear
to be correct; but that such is not the
case can easily be shown. Take, for
instance, the following statements, ar
ranged as they have been in the past:
Sam Smith $18 00
Wm Jones 25 00
John Brown 10 00
Frank .. ones 2 50
It will be noticed that the statement
occupy four lines The same itemized
would appear thus:
Knm Smith, 3000 ft lumber $18 00
Win Jones, 10 da labor 25 00
Jihn Brown, powder 10 00
Frank Jones, 1 da labor 2 50
Four lines; and as the ccunty pays so
much per inch (in length of column),
it is evident that the cost is not increas
ed at all. Now and then, an unusually
long name, oupled with an unusually
long itemized statement, might call for
an extra line. But that such is not
olten the case, you am referred to our
issue of June 17. There are 54 item
ized statements, and only one of the
entire number calls for an extra line
We receive 15 cents per inch for print
ing the proceedings. There are nine
lines to the inch. The total extra ex
pense of itemizing the bills was 1 cents
Isn't that a graft for you? Herald it
far and wide that the Courier ' as se
cured publication of the court proceed
ings according to law, but that in so
doing it has grafted the county to the
extent of one and two-thirds cents.
erty has made great strides in the last
150 years. But does economic liberty ,
exist? A man is free, here in America,
to bold whatever religious views he may
wish. He has, theoretically at least,
political and civil liberty. But under !
present conditions the average citizen,
the laborer whose products alone contri
bute t ) the wealth of the nation, does
not have the privilege of enjoying the
product of his own labor. The govern
ment collects billions of dollars annually
in revenues. If theee were used for the
iqual benefit of all, the cause of com
plaint would be greatly lessened. But
such is not the case. Money is collected
from the whole people and turned into
channels that will benefit a few. The
feudal king took the land that properly
belonged to the tiller of the soil and
turned it over to the lords in considera
tion of their military services. Our gov
ernment collects taxes from the people
and turns it over to grafters in consider
ation of their political support. Is theie
any difference in principle? We are
urged to support a certain man for Con
gress because he can secure appropria
tions for public works in the state.
What, are we to sell our votes for the
sake of a few dollars that the govern
ment kindly gives us as a reward for
political fealty? We allow the govern
ment to put its hand in our pocket, ab
stract whatever quantity of money it
wienes, and then we must fawn on those
in high places to secure a return of some
small portion of this same money. Are
The absolute control that government
and capital have over the product of
every citizen's labor, is as genuine and
as galling a slavery as ever existed.
Many of the slaves do not realize this.
Many of the slaves of ante-bellum days
scarce thought of liberty greater han
they possessed. Many t,f the slaves who
were held in religious bondage to a ty
rant church, gloried in their slavery.
When political liberty began to dawn in
England, many feared their new-found
liberty, just as many are now afraid of our
extended political freedom and loudly
call for a return to the autocratic gov
ernment proposed by Hamilton. So, at
present, the great majority of people
either do not realize our condition of eco
nomic slavery, or are afraid to venture
on new liberties. But as Bure as civil,
political and religio-is liberty have been
obtained by the people, just so sure will
economic liberty be secured. The time
may be long in coming, but come it will.
WE ARE SLAVES.
Is it not high time that the adminis
tration arraigned some scor? of its
steamboat Inspectors not only the par.
ticular men who are responsible for the
Slocum holocaiiHt, but other men wlo
have criminally neglected the inspec
tion of other boats, carrying their thous
ands a day. It is possible that most of
the officials who are guilty of this fatal
neglect are to go unpunished.
Cuba is in trouble again. She ran in
debt $35,000,000 by permission of the
overdraw rein called the Piatt amend
ment, and now she needs $'.'5,01X1,000
more and has applied to her guardian
for leave to borrow it. The administra
tion gravely shakes its head at the ex
travagance and improvidence of its ward
and does not know what to do next.
Elihu Root Is one of the fonntest men
that America has yet produced, standing
perhaps next to Mark Twain. In his
In all ag.'s and climes, in all degrees
of civilization, there is seen a constant
struggle on the pait of men to obtain
authority over other men. This antnor
ity has often taken the form of ownership
of the person chattel slavery. The
boasted freedom of Athens was the free'
dom of a class, only. Her boasted great
ness was a greatness built up on the 1'
bor of slaves. In the palmy days of
Rome, when "to be a Roman was greater
than a king." the labor was oerformed
by slaves, and the lower orders of citi
zens were paupers supported by public
revenues revenueg'derived in great part
by exorbitant taxes wrung from the
In the Middle Ages, authority took
the form of Feudalism. Theoretically
all the land belonged to the king. This
he farmed out to the nobility in return
f ir the promise of military services
The common people, the ones whose 1
bors supported the king and the nobil
ity, were not better off than slaves in
deed, they were considered as much a
part of the lands conveyed as were the
forests growing upon the laud.
Sometimes the control ot man by his
fellow-man has been exerted through
so-called religion At certain periods
in the history of the world, this has re
sulted in the most absolute form of slav
ery a slavery in which both soul anj
body were considered to be in the keep
ing of the lord.
The history of the great mass of the
inhabitants of the world is a histo y of
slavery chattel slavery, religious slav
ery, political slavery, social slavery, eco
nomic slavery slavery in a thaueaud
forms. Some of these forms have disap
peared from among civilized nations,
some are in course of extinction, all are
somewhat ameliorated. Chattel slavery
is no longer found among civilised na
tions. Religious, liberty exists in the
more advanced countries, Political lib-
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INFLUENCE OF THE CHAUTAUQUA
Only those who have been in close
touch with the Chautauqua work can
measurably realize the importance of its
influence. If education meaos the de
velopment of the mm, mentally, mor
ally, sociably, physically, there is no one
influence at work in our community that
possesses greater educational value than
the Chautautjua. In the delightful Park
of the Willamette Valley Chautauqua
Association, annually gather together
thousands of the most intelligent and
progressive people of Western Oregon.
No other gathering in such numbers dis
plays the same high moral and iniellec
tual tone. The Chautauqua is unique in
one feature the eut're absence of hood-
lumism. Either the nature of the work
is such that the rougher element is not
attracted to the meetings, or the senti
ment is so preponderatingly in favor of
good behavior that any disorderly con
duct is effectually held in check. The
latter is perhaps true; and this alone
constitutes an excellent training in
The class work is of the highest order,
and is so arranged as to cover a wide
field. Instruction in Biblical and pro
fane history, in music and art, in elocu
tion and pedagogy, in physical culture
aud domestic science these make up a
varied course of study that can not well
be surpassed ; and the value of the work
Htin r.. Ilrpflnn I itv. II r.
mond Pearson Hobson will lecture on
"America's Mighty Mission."
On Friday, at 2 p. m., Captain Hobson
will lecture on "America, Mwtress of
the Seas." In the evening, Dr. Thomas
McClary will talk on "The Mission of
Mirth." Dr. McClary's lectures always
delight his audiences, being masterful
combinations of logic, humor and pathos.
On Saturday, at 2 p. m., there will be
a lecture on "American Art and Ariibts
at Home and Abroad," by Mtb. Marian
A. White. In the evening, the canttta,
"Queen Esther," will be given under
the direction of Prof. Martin E. Robin
sin, musical director of the Chautauqua.
The attractions for the second week
are as follows:
An oratorical contest will be held un
der the auspices of the W. O, T. U. on
Monday afternpon. In the evening, Rev.
G. W, White will appear for the second
time, in his lecture on "Celebrated
Mr. Herbert Bashford, the poet of
Oakland, California, will lecture on
"The Literature of the West," Tuesday
afternoon. In the evening, Dr. Mc
Clary w I speak on "Sunshine in Labor."
On Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. Marian
A. Whit will deliver her becond lecture,
"Our Patriotic Painters of the West."
The famous humorist, Lou J, Beau-
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is greatly eghanced by the fact that each champ will talk in the evening on "Take
instructor is a master of his or her de-i Sunny Side."
Mr. Beaucharap will occupy the plat
form again on Thursday, his subject be
ing "The Age of the Young Man." The
evening will be devoted to a special pro
gram by the elocutionist, Mrs. Harriet
Colbnrn Bannderson, and her Assembly
Pioneer Day exercises will be pre
sented on Friday afternoon. Dr. Hillis
will address the audience in the evening
on "The Tragedy of the Ten Talent
Man." Dr. Hillis will also occupy the
platform Saturday afternoon, presenting
his lecture on "John Ruskin's Message
to the Twentieth Century." The cm-
tata, "lielsharzar," will be given in the
evening under the direction of Prof
On Sunday. July 17,-a sermon will be
delivered by Rev. Geo. W. White, at
p. m. Dr. Thos. McClary will preach In
On the 24th, Dr. Hillis will preach at
2 p. m. and at 8 p. m.
At 4 p. m. on the 17th and 24th, the
Chemawa Indian Band will give a sa
There is perhaps no stimulus to men
tal activity and moral development
greater than that derived from coming
in coutact with the leading thinkers of
the day. Much may be derived from
books, much may be obtained from the
members of any intelligent community,
but there is actual inspiration in meet
ing aud listening to such orators as are
heard at these annual meetings. The
platform attractions alone are worth far
more, consider": i merely as entertain
ments, than the price of admission. Lec
tures will be given as follows :
On Tuesday, July 12, at 2 p. m., Dr.
Stanley J. Krebs will lecture on "Two
Snakes in Eden." This lecture discusses
the practical psychology of fear aud
worry. The speaker is one ot note, and
ii a profound writer on Psychical Re
search. At 8 p. m. of the same day he
will deliver his lecture on "Marvels and
Mysteries of Mind." and on Wednesday
at 2 p. in., that on "Dreams and Premonitions."
On Wednesday evening, a grand con
Office In Tavorite Cigar Store
Opposite ttlasenle Building
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Safes, Pianos sind Turniture Moving
Trelqht and Parcels Delivered
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Prices treasonable and
Oregon City Planing Mills
'All kinds of Building Material, Sash,
Doors and Moulding.
F. S. BAKER Proprietor,
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cert will be given under the manage-' "Special days will be:
went of Mrs. Walter Reed, of Portland. ! . Grnd. ArmT Pv Thursday, July 14;
Mrs. Reed is too well known to Chati
tauquaus to need any introduction. Her
musical entertainments have always and
deservedly proven one of the most popu
lar features of the program.
On Thursday, at 2 p. m., Rev. George
W.White will lecture on the "Black
Napoleon." At 8 p, m., Captain Rich.
Women's Day, Saturday. July 16 : W. C
T.U.Day, Monday, July 18; Tioneer
Day, Friday, July 22.
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