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Oregon City Enterprise.
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1898
AGENTS FOR TBI KKTIRPRISK.
Beaver Creek Dr. T. B. Thomas
Can by Geo. Knight
Clackamas A. Mather
Union Mills... .
G. J. Tmllinger
F. L. Russell
.- J. Q. Gape
IT. T. Howard
R. M. Cooper
E. M. Harlman
Butteville B. Jennings
Aurora Henry A. Snnler
Orville L J. Perdue.
Eagle Creek H. Wilbern
Damascus J. C. Elliott
bandy F. Ga-tsch
Salmon Mrs. W. M. Mclntvre
Curnnsville Geo. J. Currin
Cherryville Mrs. M. J. Hammer
Marmot Adolph AscboH
It, is said Marion county will have not
less than four candidates for place on the
republican state ticket, with the state insti
tutions yet to hear from. Most of them we
believe are "miscellaneous" candidates,
looking for any old thing.
How can Mr. Geer be a candidate for
govornor and collector of customs at the
Mme time and yet insist that be is not a
"miscellaneous" candidate. Mr. Geer, by
listening to the dictates of pretended friends
bas got himself into a queer position.
The contested election case of Mr. Van
derberg against Mr. Tongne from the First
Oregon district was disposed of by the
bouse committee on elections one day last
week. The committee which was com
posed of members from all political parties
filed a unanimous report declaring Mr.
Tongue entitled to bis seat But notwith
standing this fact the United States will
bave to pay Mr. Vanderberg's expenses in
carrying on the contest
AcciDtjiTS like the one which happened
nere last luesaay morning in which no
blame can attach to anyone, are none the
less deplorable.- 8ad Indeed is it when men
leave the home fireside bappy in the
thought that they are in a position to make
borne comfortable and go out to labor fot
those dear ones only to wander into the
jaws of death within a few minutes. In
deed a yery few minutes brought life-long
sorrow to two homes last Tuesday morning.
Thi Cuban question seems far from
settled, yet each day brings tidings that a
crisis is near at band and that the Cubans,
through the mediation of the United States,
will bave won their independence. The
situation is indeed one of great embarrass'
ment both to this government and to Spain
and yet the situation in all its delicate
bearings does not seem to justify the ad
ministration in declaring the insurgents
entitled to belligerent rights, which, it is
generally believed, would end the trouble
and establish the independence ot a people
who have long been practically held in
bondage by a parent despotism.
THEBCisone prediction in the political
arena in Oregon that can be made with
eome degree of certainty, and that is that
there will be no scarcity of candi
dates before the conventions soon to be held
in this state. The dear people must be
served and rather than see the offices un
filled Ibere are any number of strong men
who are willing to be sacrificed on the alter
that their conntry might be saved from the
plntocrats and shylocks, the calamity bowl
ers and the repudiators. But after all is
aid and done the echo will resound across
the length and breadth of this great country,
"God reigns and the republic still exists."
The resignation of W. S. U'Ren as chair
man of the populist county central commit
tee was accepted at the meeting held last
Saturday. That gentleman draws a very
fine distinction when be saya he is opposed
to fusion aid therefore cannot act as chair
man but will work for fusion in the ranks
of his party. Here is a distinction without
a difference. It will be noticed, however,
that Mr. U'Ren had a man appointed chair
man from a near by precinct so that be
(U'Ren) might personally keep bis thumb
on the cba'rman and direct his movements.
If Mr. U'Ren is opposed to fusion on the
grounds of principle, as he has repeatedly
stated, then it must be conceded that when
be gets down into tbe ranks and works for
fusion he has abandoned principle. Every
day it becomes more apparent that popu
list principles are only skin deep. Would
there be a difference between the principles
(T) advocated by Mr. U'Ren as chairman of
the county committee and as a partisan in
the ranks? Tbe $80 gentleman is again at
tempting to work bis deception on the
voters, but if we do not misjudge the tem
per of the people, he will himself be disap
pointed. The meeting of tbe state league of repub
lican clubs at Portland was productive of
one good result at least. It furnished tbe
republicans from outside counties an oppor
tunity to decide who were tbe real oppo
nents of harmony in Portland. The
speeches of Duniway, McCammant and
McGinn in an attempt to aggravate the
factional strife existing there were followed
by Cake, Fulton and Moores In a plea for
harmony. The country delegates could
easily understand who were the genuine
republicans and who were the disturbers.
Every effort of the 8lmon crowd to precipe
itatearow was thwarted' by the genuine
republicans of the other side. The Ore
gonian calls attention to the fact that there
were several hundred heelers present and
Implies that they were Mitchell men. But
the facts are that this gang voted each time
to overrule the chair on the appeals taken
by Duniway and McCammant. In fact
they seemed to be there for the especial
purpose of voting with their boss whenever
he gave them the rue. Their efforts availed
them nothing, however, for the members
of the league were there aa republicans and
not aa factions.
WAGES AND PRICKS IX MEXICO.
The republican editors of Michigan par
pose to send one of their number to Mexico
to enquire into and report upon the work
ings of free silver In that country. This is
all very well, but hardly necessary. Not
long ago the American Federation of Labor
sent a commission down there on that
errand. There was only one republican on
it, and he is a silverite. Yet the report
could not have been a better republican
campaign document if it bad been pre
pared for that very purpose.
The commission investigated and re
ported in detail the industrial conditions
in Mexico, as compared with the United
States. The City of Mexico and Chicago
were taken as the two bae lines of calcula
tion. First, how do the wages compare?
Second, how do the prices of the necessaries
of life compare? The report in both re
spect Is not only elaliorate but exact, trade
by trade, in the first instance, article by
article in the second. It was shown that In
every instance wages are lower in Mexico
and prices higher. There is not an excep
tion in either list. The average of wages
is less than half in that city, aa compared
with Chicago, and the price of commodities
more than double.
Here we have a clear and striking case of
burning the candle on both ends, Tliesx
planation is simple. Wages bave not gone
op, while the purchasing power of the
money in nse has gone down. The Mexi
can dollar is not even a 50-cent dollar now.
So long as labor stands this sort of thing,
capital ana enterprise are more than con
tent. The laboring men of this country
would hardly be content to take their pay
in 45 cent dollars, without any increase in
wages, albeit flour, meat and other staples
are more than doubled. They are not peons
who can be imposed upon in any such way
CORPORA! PIN1SHMKM IS SCHOOLS.
A very interesting case arose in Halifax
in which the right of teachers to administer
corporal punishment came up. Tbe facta
were aa follows: A boy refused to take off
his cap when required by the rules of
the school to do so. A lady teacher there
upon made him step out of tbe ranks ol
the pupils and he kicked ber. He received
three strokes on tbe band with a rubber
strap and was told to go upstairs. Refus
ing to go be received two strokes on the
legs which caused a discoloration of the
skin for ten days. For this tbe princi
pal was brought before the stipendiary
magistrate, who after bearing the evidence
and what counsel had to allege, dismissed
The stipendiary magistrate, in delivering
judgment, said that the teacher bad the
right to act in loco parentis so far aa was
necessary for the enforcement of law and
order, and this obligation could not be with
drawn by a notice from the parent. Tbe
teacher ought to be informed of the boy's
peculiarities, but it would be subversive of
discipline if bis right to administer punish
ment could be taken away by notice irom a
parent The criminal law of Canada per
mils corporal punishment by teachers, and
the school regulations of localities generally
prescribe how it shall be administered, A
teacher who accepts a salary is bound to
use such means for enforcing discipline if
be finds tbem necessary. In punishing a
pupil a teacher should endeavor as far as
be can to place himself in tbe same attitude
towards a pupil as a parent would occupy
to a child, and bis special training in dis
ciplining boys ought to count in lien of
parental affection in determining whether
be has exercised reasonable discretion. In
short the stipendiary placed tbe teacher
upon precisely the samegroundas a parent.
A teacher cannot be prima facie supposed
to baye been actuated by malice, and nnless
evidence is given establishing malice, he
must be acquitted on a charge of assault.
Commenting upon this judgment tbe
Educational Journal of St. John, advised
teachers to exhaust every other means of
enforcing discipline before resorting to cor
poral punishment, which should never be
administered in anger, and only after the
pupil baa had a fair trial. The punish
ment, It thinks, ought to be given with a
leather or rubber strap, and it should take
place at least an hour before the boy is al
lowed to go home. It should only be ap
plied to those portions of the body where
tbe pain will be temporary and where no
permanent injury can be done.
There Is a good deal of common sense in
all this; and while most of us would prefer
that boys should not be whipped at school,
we all know that it is Impossible to maintain
discipline in all cases nnless the teacher is
empowered to whip those who will not sub
mit to tbe rules ol tbe scnool, and is pro
perly suatained by those to whom he is
responsible in every case where he does not
clearly exceed bis authority.
WHO ARE REPUBLICANS.
Auroba, Feb. 7. (To the Editor) If yon
bave read tbe Oregonian, and your memory
is gooa, you win rememoer mat represen
tative Ellis made the statement through
mat paper tnat ne wonid stand by tbe St.
Louis platform, gold plank included,
annougn ne aid not puonciy state bis po
sition until after the election ot President
McKinley was assured. McBride has been
in the right at all times since he took bis
seat, and Tongue bas not been in doubt, if
so 1 oo nut anow iu
J. H. Mitchell bas been on the wrong
side all the time, bas not made a statement
at any time publicly that he would not do
the same thing as before If sent back to tbe
senate. He belongs with the silver fusion
people and how you as a republican can
hurrah for him is past my comprehension.
C. D. F. Wiuo.
Tbe Enterprise ia not wedded to Mr.
Mitchell, Mr. Simon, Mr. Scott or any
oilier man. It believes, however, In accord
ing to every man fairness In politics aa In
other things. The. Enterprise haa never
doubled the position ol any member of the
delegation or the position of Mr. Mitchell.
These are the kind of men that stand by
their party platform and have alwavs done
so. The republican platform In this state
in 1W0 declared In emphatio terms for the
free and unlimited coinage of silver, Mr,
Mitchell was elected senator tbe last time
upon that platform and stood by It until
his party at St. Louis In 1S!1 changed the
money plank, when he at once took the
stump In support of the platform as a whole,
Did his course in the last national cam-
palgn Indicate that "he belongs with the
silver fusion people," or did he stand
straight up and declare hliusell unequivo
cally for the platform of his party and every
plank thereof? Did Senator Mitchell ever
make the people of Oregon a promise that
he did not attempt to carry out, and II so,
what right have we to doubt his word when
he declares that he stands tquarely with
both feet upon the St. Louia platform?
Contrast the republicanism and party loy
alty or Mr. Mitchell with that of Mr. Simon
and the Oregonian, if you please. The one
has always stood by the platform and ticket
while the others have repeatedly bolted the
platform and assisted to defeat the ticket,
partially succeeding in the Utter at differ
ent times. As stated In the outtitart, the
Enterprise is not the champion of any Indi
vidual, it is for the republican party polil-
cally, but how any follower of Simon and
the Oregonian can consistently call into
question the republicanism of Mr. Mitchell,
or any member of the congressional delega
tion, is beyond our comprehension.
WHAT THE PAPERS 8AY.
(Linn County Republican)
Senator Geo. W. McBride, by bis business
tact and unceasing work In committee, is
rapidly gaining warm encomiums from bis
constituents all over the state. He is mod
est and unoslentious in pressing bis busi
ness duties, but he gets there just the same.
The republicans of Oregon are ready to
extend their good offices toward the settle
ment of tbe little unpleasantness among
the brethren in Portland. The election of
the republican ciub officers outside of Port
land and the fixing of the state convention
elsewhere may be taken as evidence that
the republicans of the state at large will not
recognize any Multnomah belligerency, but
will simply assume tbe responsibility of
running things alone until peace ia fully
The national senate is not a representa
tive body, and Its vote in favor of a semi-
repudiation of our national debt does not
express the sentiment of the American
people. But tbe deliberate action ol an
important branch of a great government In
support of proposed Rational thievery is
none tbe less appalling. In tbe honorable
and patriotic minority, voting against mad
ness and badness, was Senator McBride,
of Oregon. His vote honored our stale, and
every loyal citizen who realizes the full
import of tbe Teller resolution will rejoice
that tbeir senator npheld the honor of our
It is announced that tbe free silver party
will put a play on the road known as "The
Curse or Gold." The intention is to mske
a big profit, and at tbe same time Instruct
the people in patriotism and finance. Of
course W. J. Bryan will take the leading
partol the hero, while Mrs. Lease will
represent the heroine, who is persecuted by
a gold plutocrat because she will not con
sent to marry him. Bryan arrives on the
scene at tbe right time, fells the gold pluto
crat at one blow, and carries off the fainting
Mary in his arms. W. A. feller will repre
sent the good old farmer, lather of Mary,
while Jerry Simpson will come on during
the merry making as one of tbe farm bands.
As the modern stage successes are founded
on fiction, there is hope for this play.
A Clever Trick.
It certainly looks like it, but there is
really do trick about it. Anybody can
try it wbo has lame back and weak kid
neys, malaria, nervous troubles. We
mean be can cure himself right away by
taking Electric Bitters. This medicine
tones np tbe whole system, acts as a
stimulant to the liver and kidneys, is a
blood purifiier and nerve tonic. It cures
constipation, headache, fainting spells,
sleeplessness and melancholy. It is
purely vegetable, a mild laxative, and
and restores the system to its natural
vigor. Try Electric Bitters and be con
vinced that tbey are a miracle worker.
Avery Dome guaranteed, uniy ouc a
bottle at Channan & Co. Drug Htore.
Building a 6llo,
A new method of lining up the walls
of a silo is suggested which promises
to be an improvement over tbe common
way of matched boards and sheathing
paper. This consists of using only ordi
nary cheap boards for the purpose, leav
ing an inch space in plaoe of the paper
between tbe two linings, and filling it
with portlnnd cement. This cement fill
ing hardens to the firmness of stone and
is in no respect affected by the presence
or absence of moisture. This prevents,
tt is claimed, tbe shrinking and swell
ing of the lining, which tears the paper
and opens air spaces through the sheath
ing. At tbe same time it is less expen
sive thnn tbe extra cost of the better
lumber required in tbe cases of the
matched boards. Some silos have been
constructed after this manner, says
The Drunkards home will be repre
sented in two scenes, at the Salvation
army hall. Saturday evening, Feb., 15th,
8 p. tn. Admission ten cents, children
five cents. Ice cream and cake will be
served at the close. The public ia in
vited to attend.
WAGES IN CHINA.
In Spite of Their Lowneaa the Celestials
How a Cliineso workman ninniigna to
support his family and ronmlu slook and
fut on tho wnutiM he receive Is an vwt-
lasting mystery to the Europonu and
Aniorionu, Thu Chlneso are a pooplo of
niurvulous oonnomy. Thoy will support
a family, furnishing food, olothn. shel
ter, from a aiiiull gnrdon which tlioy
call a farm, but wliiou iu America
would not moro than furnish au Amur
loau family with vitrly vegctablca,
Iu cities tho laboring mou receive the
merest pittance. In Canton, where la'
borers aro better paid than in other parts
of China, skilled workmen live on these
wages: Shoemaker, ft per month;
blacksmith, 3 per month; flue ivory
carver, $13 per month; tailor, S per
mouth; tine embroiderer, ft per mouth;
designer, i) per mouth; aUwrsmitb, $8
Tbe Chiuetin are superstitious, aud
tbe workmen snptxirt, in addition to
their temples and imgmla aud priests.
which receive more iu proportion than
the ch -rohea of Europe ami Ainerlea,
idol makers, ttoouiuiiccrs, fortuuo tell
era, pbysioKUomixta, soothsayers, astro!
ogers and interpreters of dreams, who
exist by thousiuidH ami coin all the mon
ey they want. Another thing whioli
makes money for a certain duns is the
Chinese euntoui of burning great qunu
titles of "spirit money," imitation
coins, which tire supoosod to bn legal
tender for dead relatives. One city
alone employs 100,000 people iu making
this cum for guoMts,
Peculiar superstitious embarrass tho
workuiau. For iiihtuuoe, curpeuuirs aud
builders have to exercise grout oare iu
selecting a ridgepole for a bouse. It
must have neither cracks nor knots, and
In it a small hole must be made aud
filled with gold leaf and the whole
beam painted red. This iuxures good
luck for the owner of the bouse.
The tea trade employs thousands of
persons. Tbe laborers receive from 1 3
to 110 per mouth, according to their
grade of work. Chicago News.
The Mmlani's Ruury.
The rosary consists of 00 beads, and
a distinct ejaculation is appropriated to
each as it passes between the fingers.
Each ejaculation generally consists of
two words, and docluroa a name or at
tribute of God. Almost all Moslutus in
the upper and middle ranks of life carry
in their pockets or Uwoms a string of
beads for this purpose, which they nse
not only ou the oocasiou I am dusotib
iug, but while sitting aud smoking
their pipes, walking in tbe streets or
even wbilo engaged in conversation.
When a Moslem bas gone over bis
beads at the regular time of prayer, ho
folds his bauds, aud then, holdiug them
op open, as if to receive something from
above, be prays fn-uch blessings as bo
desires for bimse.T or his household.
When this is concluded, he strokes bis
beard with bis right baud and says,
"Praisu be to God I" This concludes
the whole. Mind.
or HodmI 1'aranU.
"My opponent," shouted the orator,
"has seen fit to refer to tho fact that
my mother took iu wanhing. fcjho did,
and what is moro to the point she al
ways sent it buck."
After that thcro was nothing to do
but cast a majority voto for tho man
whose parent showed snch evidence of
perfect honesty aud attention to duty.
When the bouse of commons goes in
to committee of wuys and means, it is
for the purpose of dim-tinning tuxutlon
and voting money for the publio serv
ice. WV'V 80 YEARS'
VI T EXPERIENCE
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