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Oregon City Enterprise.
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1898
AGENTS FOR THK ENTERPRISE,
Beaver Creek Ir. T. B. Thomas
Canby Geo. Knigbt
Clackamas A. Mather
Milwaukie Oscar Wissinger
Union Wills G. J. Trallinger
Meadow Brook Chas. Holman
hew Era W. . Newberry
Wilsonvill Henry Mi ley
Parkplace F. L. Russell
8tarlbrd J.Q- Gage
Mulino C. T. Howard
Cams R. M. Cooper
Molalla Annie Stubbs
Marqusm E. M. Hartroan
Butteviile B. Jennings
Aurora Henry A. Snyder
OrvUle L- J. Perdue
Eagle Creek H. Wilbern
JDamascus J. C. Elliott
Sandy F. Givtsch
Salmon Mrs. W. M. Mclntrre
Currinsville Geo. J. Currin
Cherryville Mrs. M. J. Hammer
Marmot Adolph Ascbotl
The Oregonian is very mad because Ellis
and Tongue and McBriile all voted against
the Teller resolution. Why shouldn't it be
out of humor? Their action made all the
Thi populists in Polk county refused te
fuse. There seems to be a difference of
opinion along this line in the different
counties. Perhaps official salaries are not
o biga in Polk as in some other parts of
the state. These little items sometimes
govern the case.
Thi ocean between the Columbia river
nd Skaguay seeuis to be a baiardous part
of the world. Shipwrecks on this stretch of
coast are of almost weekly occurrence.
There has been no less than dozen during
the past year and the Clara Nevada, one of
the finest steamers of the fleet, adds anoth
er to the long list of ressels tbat have gone
Jown in these waters.
Tbiri is no reason wby the republican
of Clackamas county should not be success
ful in the coming election. The republican
party stands for good citisensbip in all the
term implies, and the man wbo it nominat
ed by a majority of his party in convention
ought to receive the hearty support of every
member of the party. Whenever the re
publican party wanders from the principle
of majority rule it may expect defeat.
Opisioks differ materially In regard to
the course which this country should pur
sue in the de Lome matter. We believe
the policy laid down by President Cleve
land in the Lord Sackville West case to be
the proper method of handling representa
tives of foreign countries when they have
the effrontery to dwell upon our own
bore and write letter attacking the bead
of the government. Prompt action in
these matters la necessary. Diplomatic
dignity should be enforced and no repre
sentative of a foreign land be allowed while
under the protection of the government, to
characterize our chief executive as a jingo.
It is true de Lome has resigned and is no
longer the Spanish minister, but he was the
minister when the offense was committed
and for that reason Spain should be made
to at least apologize. A liberal government
is good but there is such a thing as carrying
it too far in dealing with such fellows as
It seems to be the well arranged plan of
Mr. Simon to prevent, if possible, the elec
tion of any man to tbe legislature wbo is
not a disciple of bis, or a populist. The
plan as generally understood is that in
counties where candidates for tbe legislature
re not Simon men, pure and simple, tbe
ticket is to be knifed in the interest of the
populists for the reason that the latter
could again be controlled with Mr. Corbett's
sack, wbile tbe anti-Simon republicans
could not. Simon cares nothing for tbe
republican part; and baa never hesitated to
knife the ticket to accomplish personal
ends. In 1896 be, while chairman of the
state central committee, bad printed and
issued bogus republican tickets containing
the name of R. 8 8trachan, a democrat,
for supreme judge in order to defeat Judge
Waldo, the regular republican nominee. In
doing this he defeated tbe state treasurer
and tbe governor as well. Last year be
joined the populists at Salem to defeat the
will of the people and cast odium upon the
stale. U'Ren and Ogle of this county were
two of his willing tools and did bis bidding.
Tbe republicans of this and other counties
of the state are today being visited at tbeir
homes by paid emisaries of this prince of
. debauchers for the purpose of concocting a
.scheme by tbe use of money to defeat the
regular ticket in June if it is not made up
entirely of Simon's henchmen, men wbo
will prove traitors to tbe people whenever
their boss shall give tbe word. Do the re
publican of tbe state believe in the Simon
method of conducting public a Hairs? If
they do, Simon is tbe man to stand in with,
but if they "want an honest election and
remedial legislation they should repudiate
this arch conspirator whose every deal in
politics is made with dollars and cents.
It Is currently reported tbat the Corbett
"push" has men out making a poll of
Clackamas county to ascertain tbe strength
of certain aspirants for office. These can
vassers, so tbe report says, receive $50 per
month for tbeir services, paid by the
"push," Just why Multnomah county
should at this time be taking so much In
terest in Clackamas county politic ran be
construed in only one way which, we be
lieve, is thoroughly understood by our
readers. It is certainly not for any good
will toward Clackamas county or ber peo
ple. Clackamas county ought to be able to
settle Its own allslrs without tli t readier
ous assistance of the Portland bosses. Who
these hired men are is not known, but it
may be that tli. boss has the same old ser
vants in bis employ, but owing to the dull
season between sessions has reduced the
pay from $-0 to 150.
THK FBEK SILVER 11KRKST
A little over one year ago the people of
Clackamas county declared by their votes,
tbat they were In favor or sound money, a
currency, every dollar of which should be
on a par with every other dollar; that they
were opposed to the socialistic tendency of
the Bryan platform ; tbat they, as good citi
zens, were in favor of maintaining the high
standing of the nation among the nations
of the world, so that tbe best results might
accrue to the employer and the employed
alike, without arraying one class against
another. Fallacies were pushed aside and
William McKtnley, the representative of
good government in all that the term im
plies, was elected president by an enormous
majority. More than a year has elapsed
since this remarkable conflict of the ballots
took place, and it has not been necessary
for a man to have kept a diary to remember
what the conditions of the country were at
that time. It is an easy matter to contrast
the business situation then with existing
Our populist fnends contended at the
beginning of the campaign of ISW tbat the
price of silver regulated the price of wheat,
and tbat the two traveled together. But
before tbe campaign htftl progressed far and
the outlook for republican success began to
brighten, the price ol wheat began to raise
while the price of silver began to go down.
Tbe charge was then made in all earnestness
that Mark Hanna was buying up all the
wheat at an advance In price for the pur
pose of influencing voles; tbat It was a
campaign dodge, and that the price would
drop as soon as the election was over. No
one was beard to say at that time tbat the
advance in price was caused by an expected
famine in India. But bv-and-bv McKinley
was elected, and the price contiued upward.
The theories which bad been previously ad
vanced had exploded; had not come true.
The cry then went up that the cause of the
increased price was due to a short crop in
Europe and tbat Mark Hauna and the
administralion bad nothing to do with it.
But while wheat was gradually advancing,
wool, hops, cattle and other products of the
farm were on the upward grade in a percept
able degree, thousands of laborers, out of
work for months, found employment, until
today there are comparatively few idle men
in the country among that class who really
desire employment Wages have advanced
in most line of business and an entirely
different condition prevail than that of
eighteen months ago.
If wheat bad been the only product which
bad advanced then there might be some
reason in the assertion tbat a short crop in
Europe was tbe cause. But was there a
short crop of laborers in Europe that made
tbe demand better in this country; was
there t shortage In the shingle crop there
tbat caused that article to more than double
in six months; was the hop crop, the wool
clip, or the growth of cattle short over there
that Caused tbe advance in -prices bereT
Onions, too, are now selling at five cents a
pound; is tbat because of a shortage across
tbe water? What nonsense!
The facta are I
tbat business has taken on new life because
tbe people not only of tbe United Stales,
but of the world, baye been given to under
stand that when they send a cargo of
merchandise to our ports and take away
our commodities the transaction will be
made witb a people whose products repre
sent a value based on tbe best money of
the world, and tbat every dollar they bring
will be exrharged for a value of one hun
dred cents; that they are not dealing with a
Mexican or a Chinaman, but with Ameri
Again our populist friends have a great
deal to say about plutocrats and tbe bond
holders, and tbat tbe money of tbe country
is in tbe bands of the rich. Did anyone
ever bear of a country where the money
was not in the hands of the rich? Suppose
tbe rich should give tbe money to tbe poor,
would not tbe rich of yesterday be poor to
day and the poor of yesterday be the rich
today? Indeed the money will alway be
in the hands of the rich, but the same
people will not always be the rich, for busi
ness disaster comes to those who have
wealth, and thrift to those who start with
out means. Industry backed by business
ability will make any man rich under the
condition iu any free country. Howling
calamity and looking for office is not con
ducive to wealth, though it is necessary for
some one to hold office.
But as to the free coinage of silver. Sup
pose the government should coin all the
silver It could get hold of, how would yon
and I get bold of it. Would we not have
to perform some service in an earning
capacity? What has the government got
for us fo do? It has now a sufficient number
employed to do all the work necessary and
has plenty of money already to pay for tbe
labor. Does any man contemplate that
the government is going to create money to
give to its subjects merely for . the asking.
Such it certainly will not do, and such in
deed would be to take the premium off of
Industry and encourage idleness, it never
was so intended and never will it come to
pass that a nation will encourage its sub
jects in idleness, and never will a nation
stand tbat even attempts condition where
by it subjects may get a living without
earning it. The republican party stands
not for free silver but an honest dollar and
a chance to earn it by industry, frugality
Some ol our populist friends offer a an
excuse for leaving tbe old parties tbat those
parties have been promising reform for
many years and have failed to keep faith
with the people wherefore a reform party
was necessary. But when confronted with
tbe proposition that the reformers elected to
the last legislature refused to enter upon
tbeir reform duties the further excuse la
oflered that they were justllled in breaking
their pledge beoaust other had previously
don the same thing. Thene excuses
might be taken with a grain of allowance If
emanating from any other aource, but coin,
ing from men who profess to have a copy
right on all that is good and noble In poli
tics; who denounce the old parties as being
corrupt, and Imply that redemption ran
come only through the populist party, their
position Is certainly amusing. Truly they
would have soma people do, not as they do,
but as they ought to do. If the old parties
have been so corrupt the populist party
proposes to continue the poller of preach
Ing reform and practicing corruption. In
deed If the old parties are bad the popu
lists are worse because of the Insincerity of
tbeir position. As in the past they advo'
rate no single principle which would not be
sacrificed for the sake of holding oltloe.
T1U S Or THK AMKU10AM XARKKT.
Foreigners do not underrate tli value of
the American market, although torn of
our own people seem to be strangely objr
ious to the Importance of keeping It as far
as possible for the benefit of American In
dustry and enterprise. The loss of their
trade in the United States In consequence
of tbe Dingley tan II is to many foreign
manufacturers serious matter. They
look to this country with Its 70,000,000 of
prosperous people as the most valuable of
all markets, and are greatly disturbed at
finding themselves shut out as the result of
a policy which reserves the American
market to Americans.
The announcement is made that a large
silk manufacturing concern of Lyons
now engaged in building a plant at South
Bethlehem, Pa., with the intention of oper
ating about 500 looms and employing a
large force of operatives, most of whom will
be Americana. It la thought not unlikely
that other firms In Lyons will follow suit.
At present about 80 per cent of the silks
used In the United States are made here,
whereas nearly all of this class of fabrics
was formerly imported from Lyons.
American silk manufacturers have suf
fered from foreign competition because of
Inadequate duties and the lower standard
of wages paid in Uurope, but they have
nothing to fear when these unfair cond
tion are removed and foreign capital Is
forced to come to this country and pay the
higher labor cost that obtains here. The
domestic silk product for 1807 amounted to
about 1100,000,000 In value, and tbe year,
upon the whole was a prosperous one. The
advent ol French capital and enterprise is
not likely to disturb the excellent prospect
for the current year, as the foreigners will
doubtless be content with a lair share in
tbe general prosperity without resorting to
WHAT THE PAPERS 8 AY.
You may call It "fusion" if you like, or
"union," if you prefer, but the coalition I
a scramble lor spoils and nothing more,
Populists have no particular sympathy for
18 to 1 and democrat are not in love witb
the Imperative mandate. Tbe things
aimed at by the lllassorted pair I the defeat
of the republican and the enjoyment of
(Polk County Observer.)
Is Ibis a one idea country and must
everything else take a back seat until that
one idea is cremated f Ex. Let every re
publican carry out the St Louis and Mc
Kinley platform, which has many sound
planks to stand on, and not follow after H.
W. Scott, wbo i gold democrat, and
makes tbe Oregonian ride a one idea the
Indianapolis platform. Be republicans.
If anybody had any doubt about the
views of the repnblican party upon the
proposition to pay the obligation of the
nation in anything but the best money the
world affords, President McKinley and the
house of representative have put that
doubt at rest But why discuss such a
question? The record of the republican
party for loyalty and good faith make it
(Portland Dispatch, dem.)
W. S. Vanderburg, after all the luss msde
by the populists, must have made out
very thin case in bia contest against Mr.
Tongue. A unanimous report of the com
mittee was made last week in favor ol Mr.
Tongue. Either Vanderberg failed to make
out his case or Tongue was legally elected.
Vanderberg gets $2,000 and has seen Wash
ington City. This i probably all tbe con
test was made for. Had he any pretense
for a contest the report of the committee
would not have been unanimous against
him. Tbe pop are a anxioua as any of
the old stager iu tbe other parties to get
into the treasury.
(Polk County Observer.)
Tbe Oregonian of Tuesday welcomes
Senator Mitchell, Oregon's congressman,
Hon.C. W. Fulton, Hon. Sol Hirsch, and
others, back into the republican party, and
says: "Let us have procession In the
street. The Oregonian Is willing to march
humbly at the tail ol If' Thus we are con
strained to giv the Oregonian credit for at
last having located its position in tbe fro
cession of republicans. The head of the
procession of which Senator Mitchell, Ore
gon's delegation, Hon. C. W. Fulton, Hon.
Sol. Hirsch and all republicans follow Is
McKinley and the St. Lotil platform.
We congratulate Mr. Hrott on having found
his position In the "prownlon" and being
willing to take it.
Mark Hanna, with tbat low cunning tbat
characterizes all his acts, not content with
raiting wheat In price 150 tier cent., has
made the consumer of mutton pay $4.00 a
head for mutton sheep. The old reprobate,
forgetting the value of milk to any family,
has raised the price of dry cow to $20 per
bead and tbe devilish cuss Is making tbe
cattle buyer pay $12 per bead for last
spring's calves. Is it not enough that be
raise the price of bread and corn-meal
mush? The late good prices and fine crops
have been very exhausting to the fields,
too. 0 Calamity! Come! Open the eye
of tbe unsuspecting who may be led away
from Bryanism by the seductive Influences
of high prices. Put wax In their ear that
they may not hear the bewitching Kings of
Joyous plowmen, mechanics, artisans, and
of house wives tinging at ton million henrth
(Grant's Pass Courier.)
The political chaldron is beginning to
boll, and men are looking about to see what
oltlce they want, more than the people are
looking for men to till the otlloe. This It
an Important year for th people of thlt
tale, they liavt had lessons, will they
prollt by them? What the state needs
mure than silver or gold Is men, men who
will do their duty when elected to olllc re
gardless of th consequences; men to the
legislature worthy the name of men, who
will stand for principle first, and party
second. And when w get legislator of
this sort, needed reformation can begin
that will alloc! the whole state in general,
and individual localities In particular.
State otUcialt need to be put on reasonable
salaries and all perquisites ai d parasites
cut otf; a United States senator be elected
by a majority, whether they be for free sli
ver or the gold standard Grant Pass
needs some rhanges In her charier, which
must be effected by the legislature.
1 he populists or Clackamas county are
awakening to a sense of their true ixilitirnl
standing In the state, They have grown
tired of being wagged by the democrats and
have come out boldly and unequivocally
and announced their declaration of faith
This movement is significant. One of the
chief doctrines of populism is "initiative
and referendum." Here on the threshold
of the campaign, a practical application of
the doctrine has confronted Its devotees,
and after due deliberation on the part of
W. 8. U'Ren, he has determined to make
a test case of the fusion movement He
favors submitting the question to the eo
pie's party of Clackamas county, to be de
cided not by a few committeemen, whom
he say hare been "worked," but by the
populists themselves, by an Initiative and
referendum vote at the primaries. Mr.
U'Ren has resigned bis chairmanship ol the
county central committee on account of his
conviction that fraud and deceit are being
practiced by the Bryan democracy of Clack
amas, and every other county In Oregon,
and as Mr. U'Ren says, the effort for fusion
Is one for spoils and not lor principle.
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