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VOL 33V- N0. 22.
OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1898.
J)'t. I'OWKIX A SHAMAN .
Physicians and Surgeons.'
IChwII attention given to surgical work.
y. u. CAMrmiM.
"I lKOWNKtli A CAMPUKIX, '
I ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Will prsnlln In nil Iheoourts nf th (tale, 01-
floe, lu OulMa luiiiliug.
CIVIL KNOINKKR Atn
DKPUTY COUNTY 8UKVEY0R.
W1JI bo at roiirt house on pwh Haturduy
nil oo n'gular ncHHlun day of
. . county court. ,
jLACKAlU8 AliBTKACT A TKl'HT CO.
Furnish, Abstits. Chulm ol Til l. Dnwlp
tlou. Loans, liiauntur, Par Tiim Perfect
1 Utah Ma., etn. oitloo our n.nk ol
J. r, IXAKK, Frs.,and Mur.
IIIUOI) CITY, . - - OKIUOM.
Fin MU of bwth, gold crowni, ill kliuli ol
fillings nil bridgewurk.
ixihi gold crowni
iik end brldgewt,
Heveuth 8L near depot. Oregon Cliy, Or.
0. T. WIUJAH8.
'rial khtate and loan auent.
, A food llusuf business, resldeuos tud suburbia
Farm Property In tracts to lull op assy terms.
Corrpndno promptly MKind, Ofllos,
on Ooir i juui o M"Hkh1ii oiiutoiu
J W. MELDRUM.
SURVEYOR AND CIVIL F.NOINKEIt.
All orders promptly attended to.
roatofflr address Oregon- Cltr. IteiMenr
tl Msldrum I'lso. on Kt Side Kivctrlq
In two miles noriti ol Oregon City,
Q D.AD.O. LATOUKETTl,
COUNSELORS AT LAW
MAIM ITkkIT 0MI00H llTY, ORIOON.
Furnish Atxlruiti ol Till, Uxn Monty, Fore
close Moris. nl transact ueuerai
J J I. CROSS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Will Pactici id Au. Cocata or tni Stat
Real Katate end Insurance.
OIBm on Kiln Htrt bt Blxtb ud Hennth,
0IOOH city, on.
Ofllo OTr MrKltlrlck'i 8lir Rtoro, near
tli tiank of Urrgon City.
Jt E. MARKS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Will pritlre In nil thit conrti of III lUle.
Olllce o)Kit court Iioiim In Catilleld
ATTORNEY AT LAW
AMTRACTf OrmoriRTV rURKIIMID.
OIRo next to Oregon Cltr bank on (tb street
mm COMMERCIAL DANK,
OP OREGON CITY.
Capital, ..... 1100,000
TIANRACTI 0INIRAI, BAKKIHO IUIIHHI.
Loaul mailt. Hllla dlinounUid. Mukoi col
iMtinnn. Bujri and Mill axebanxe on all polnti
lu tha United Htatea, Kurona and llonf Konx .
Depoilu racalad itibject to check. Hauk
open Irom a. m. to 4 r. m.
D. 0. LATOUKETTK, Preildent.
P. 1. MEYER, Caihlar.
ANK OF ORROCN CITY,
Oldest Ulu Hoqsb is me Cltr.
Paid up Capital, A0,000.
MinniKT, CHAii.ni m. CAonnLD,
icn paniiotXT, no. a. ha am no.
CAinmn. - CAurinLD.
A laneral banklnc bmlneM traniacted.
Depoilu reoelecf lubleot to oheok.
Approved bllU and nnteidlaaounted.
Oouutj and oily warrant! bought.
Lotii) mvle on aTallable leourlly.
Exohauie bought and aold.
Colleollnni made promptly.
Drain told avallaole lu aur part of the world
Teletraphlo exoliannei Hold on Portland, Ban
Frnoloo. OhlOAto and New York,
piereit pal J nn ti me depnalta.
A. W. PHILLIPS,
Prompt attention to hauling to any
part of Oregon City.
Moving attended to promptly and
Special rates given on hauling to
and from Gladstone and Park-place.
' Una doxom of Imaiix,
Hit ruaaon whoreol we will ti'll: It
la not braiie of lior beautiful clotliM
but alia ban lnrnut bow to cotjk on
our itovttK. Never buy n itovo Im
(ore you lnnwt our Hum wo nll
wnrrantml 0 liol hImhI tHupn for .'I0.
' ' Bellomy & Busch,
0iionilo Court IIouko, -
fiBg53 P I'M-
free! FREE!! FREE!!!
Having mado a contract with one of the largest Portrait
Copying Companies in the world to conv for us a limited
number of Photos, wo beg to
irom any emMl 1'Uoto or Iintype a. tine Indian ink, life-size
warranted never to fade,
of Youth's or Man's Suit. This
ally and is no catch-penny scheme to soli you a frame.
Call at once and see samples of these beautiful Portraits
which arc now on exhibition at our 6tore, an also our fine
New Spring Goods.
Our prices, notwithstanding this liberal offer are lower
than ever before.
Aff I &
CLOTHIERS, HATTERS, FURNISHERS.
193 and 195 First St, Cor. Taylor. 1 Portland, Or.
W. I. KIIANER , OKU, K. KRAMER
Eranor & Kramer
22S Washington St. Portland, Ore.
New Stock of
Canton Clipper Plows
Genuine Chilled Plows
Harrows and Cultivators
Agents for the celebrated Simonds Cross cut Saws.
Also a full line of "E3LJJEZT'?7i7'A.IZJE29
Stoves, Granite waro, Tin and Copper ware, Wagon woods, Etc.
Plumbing and general jobbing a specialty.
POPE & CO.
Corner 4th and Main Streets. - Oregon City.
There' a ptniqg
We have tiring to each elioe,
of course. You hive itrlng to
your money, for, If the shoe doeen't
tuit you can return it and bnve your
money back. We put tiring to
tbia for we guarantee our tlioea to
be the beat and they are the beat.
Our line U a tire to pleaae you.
announce that, we will enlarge
with, every purchase
ofler is made uncondition
SPRINC - TOOTH
WHEELS. . .
driver rides instead of walking.
MUTTTQTC iW flVkl)
UJJ1010 Vil J Ul
Silver Democrats Next Sllrer
Got Secretary of State and Conrrets-
man From Second District Middle-of-the.Roadert
Following ii the result of the Convention
held lajit week In Portland:
ForOovernor-W. R. King, Popullat, of
For CoriKreunian Flnt district, R M.
Veitch, Democrat, Linn; Second district.
0. M. Donaldson, Silver Republican, of
For Secretary of "tate H. R. Klncald,
Silver Republican, of Lane.
For Supreme Judge W. A. Ranmy,
Democrat, of Yamhill.
For Attorney-General i. L. 8 Wry, Popu-
Hit, of Wasco.
For State Prlnter-Cbarlea A.Fitch.Popo
For Superintendent of Public Instruction
-II. 8. Lyman, Populist, of Clataop,
First District-Judge, . C. Wade, Silver
Republican; Proaeculing Attorney, A. N.
Sloli, Popollst; Member of Board of Eqoali
tallon, C. A. Worden, Popuiiit,
Second District Judge, J. W, Hamilton,
Democrat: Prosecuting Attorney, H. Den
linger, Jr., Populist.
Third Diitrlct-Judgei, R. P. Boise,
Popuiiit, and P. H. D'Arcy, Democrat;
Prosecuting Attorney, 8. D. Harden, Demo
crat; Member Board of Equalization, John
P. Robertson, Populist.
Fourth District Judge, J. V. Beach,
Democrat, Department 1: Tboma 0 Day,
Democrat, Department S; Dell Stoart,
Silver Republican; Prosecuting Attorney,
FiHli Diatrict-Judge, W. D. Hare, Popu
list; District Attorney, no nomination.
Sixth District District Attorney, J. T.
Seventh District Judge, W. L. Bradford,
Democrat; Prosecuting Attorney, A. Van
Vector, Populist. '
Eighth District No nomination.
Ninth District-Judge, M. D. Clifford,
Democrat; District Attorney, E. Hick,
Democrat; Member Board of Equalization,
J. R. Gregg, Populist.
The following platform was adopted : '
United In a common caute for the sacred
purpose of preserving the principle of gov
ernment by tbe whole people, In fact a
well ei In name, restoring and maintaining
equality, under that government, of all
clause, we, tbe people' Democratic and
Silver-Republican Fartiea s! the State of
Oregon, waiving all minor point of differ
ence, and uniting for the purpose of car
rying out the great underlying principle
upon which we are all agreed, do make and
present to the people of this (tale the ful
lowing declaration of principle, and to the
carrying out of which we solemnly pledge
each tnd every candidate upon our united
First We demand the tree and unre
stricted coinage of diver and gold at tb
present legal ratio of 16 to 1, without wail
log lor the consent ol foreign nation; and
we are unalterably opposed to the policy of
the present Republican administration In
demitiding the retirement ol greenbacks,
and tbe turning over of the money-making
power of the government to the National
Bank, a presented by the bill drawn by
the Republican Secretary of the Treasury,
and Indorsed by President McKlnley ; and
we especially denounce the avowed attempt
by aid bill to fasten the country Irrevo
cably and forever to the single gold stan
dard. We demand a national money, safe and
sound, issued by the general government
only, without the Intervention of bank of
Issue, to be a full legal tender for all debts,
puolicand privute; alio a just, equitable
and efficient mean of distribution direct to
the people through the lawful disburse
ment! of the government.
We demand that the volume of circula
ting medium be speedily Increased to an
amount autflclent to meet the demands of
the business and population ol this country,
and to restore the just level of prices of la
bor and production.
W favor such legislation as will prevent
for th future the deinonetlxaton of anv
kind or legal-tender money by private con
tract. We demand that the government, in pay
ment or it obligation!, shall use its option
to the kind of lawful money in which
they ar to be paid, and we denounce the
present and preceding administrations for
surrendering this option to the holders ol
tbe government obligations.
We demand that there ahall be no further
Issue of United States interest-bearing
We demand that Postal savings banks
be established by the government for the
safe deposit of tbe saving of the people and
to facilitate exchange.
We demand the election of United States
8fHHlorsby direct vote of the people. '
We demand the Initiative and Referen
dum system of law-making in its optional
form, local, state and national, and the sub
mission by Congress of all important
national questions for au advisory vote of
tbe people, until such time as the National
I Constitution shall have been amended so as
to provlds for direct legislation.
We condemn as dangerous and unjust
the surrender, in all departments of the
government, to the influence of trusts, cor
poration! and aggregations of wealth gen-
of the land with corporation lawyen. too
reaijy to do the will of their late employer,
aim w wi aiioe vauu ana wooieioni jaw
paned by the
legiilatlve departments of
the states and government, upon flimsy
pretext at tbe behestiof sucb institutions.
We are opposed to government by In
junction. In slate matter, w demand:
A simple and well-guarded registration
A mors equitable mode of appointing
judges of election.
Stringent law to regulate the operation
of fish traps, fish wheel and all fishing gi-ar
in the water within tbe jurisdiction of the
We denounce and condemn tbe corrupt
and extravagant Republican legislative as
semblies, and charge that tbe Republican
Party, in its eagerness for tbe spoilt of of
fice, has become divided Into warring fac
tions, so that it Is Incapable of government
as exemplified by the condition existing in
the office of the State Treasurer, there being
at this time more thsn $500,000 therein
wrung from the people by the process ol
taxation, while state warrant are stamped
"Not paid for want of lands."
We demand tbat all district and county
officer be place upon salaries commensur
ate with tbe duties to be performed by
Inasmuch as railroad and other corporate
property is not bearing it proportion of
taxation, we demand tbtt such property
shall bear its Just and equal share of the ex
penses of tbe government.
A state ticket was put forth by tbe mid-
dle-of-lbd-roeders, or tbe People's Party, as
they claim to be, Saturday. This Conven
tion, composed of tbe bolting delegates
Irom the Populist Convention, also Issued
an address to the voters of tbe state asking
endorsement of their work, and adopted a
state pla'.fofm in addition to tbe Omaha and
St. Louis platform.
Some of the office of the Btate ticket were
not tilled, but will be attended to soon by
an Executive Committee, provision (or
hicu was made by th Convention. In
most of the counties of the stale there will
probably be county and judicial district
tickets put up by the party. Owing to tbe
fact that all the counties of tbe stale where
there was a good middle-of-the-road vote
were not represented, action on tbe ju
dicial district efflces was dsferred until the
delegates reach home and organise a move
ment for this purpose. Tbey will not as
semble again in State Convention this
year, as at first contemplated, but tbe dis
trict delegates wherever desirable will be
gathered together to get out their ticket.
Tbe ticket as it now stands, Is as follows:
Governor, John C. Luce, Grant County;
Secretary of State, Ira Wakefield, Jackson
County; Stat Treasurer, J. K Sears, Polk
County: Superintendent of Publio Instruc
tion, J. E. Hosiuer. McMinnville; State
Printer, D. U Grace, Harney County; Con
gressman from the first district, J. L. Hill,
Tbe offices of Supreme Judge, Attorney
General and Congressman from tbe Second
District were passed over temporarily, until
after further consultation could be had
with tbe voters of the state. Senator 8. H.
Holt, Jackson County, was elected Chair
man of the State Central Committee, to
succeed John C. Young, of Bsker, JohnC.
Luce, George H. Bailey, Multnomah, and
John C. Young, were elected members of
People's Party National Committee, John
C. Luce, J. L. Hill, D. L. Grace, Ira Wake
field, T. V. B. Embree, G. H. Bailey, H. E.
Courtney and J.W. McVickers, were elected
delegates to the National Convention of the
party to be held Tor re-organization pur
poses. Reason They Walked Out.
John C. Luce, of Grant County, arose
and, obtaining recognition from tbe cbair,
started to address the Convention. Mr.
Luce is one of the People, s Party National
Committeemen for Oregon, and when be
arose the eye of every delegate was upon
him. Chairman Hogue asked him to come
to the platform, which he did, and facing
the Convention, said :
"Tbey tell us that this platform you have
adopted contains all tbe Cardinal principles
or the Omaha platform. Tb promise wss
given out tbat this would be done. I want
to ask wbat is said in your plstform about
transportation, the greatest Corporate trust
of the age? Tbe Populist Party has made a
union with Democrats and 8ilver Republi
cans, but you were too cowardly to grapple
with the transportation question, and put a
declaration in your platform. I want it
distinctly understood that I, or those with
ne, will never surrender tbe principles of
the Omaha platform.
"You have not tbe courage to do your
duty. Men who have got their homes plas
tered with mortgages did not dare to do
what was right. You have surrendered the
name of your party to the Demoorats; you
have now got a Demo Pop-Free-Silver
"I propose to walk out of here. I am go
ing to stand by the reorganisation commit
tee, notwithstanding a delegate says that
such committee is composed of two dis
gruntled committeemen, and a few editors
of reform papers.
"I understand the situation here. We
have been trod upon and trampled down
by Democrats and Free-Silver Republicans,
but thev won't do it again. I helped to
create the Populist Party in Oregon traveled
once all over Eastern Oregon, and counties
In which I organitd the party now seud
delegates to this Convention to rule me out.
The piehunters that dominate the Populist
Party of Oregon cannot run it long. When
you surrender your principles you seek the
contempt of all humanity. We will walk
out, and nominate a straight Populist ticket
(.Continued on Page Six.)
Urlefly Embraces the Court of
Inquiry's Report. "
Explosion External Npaln't Report
fcayi Internal Xo Dead Fish . "
Found In Harbor.
Washuqtos, March 28. Tbe President
today sent the following message io
I "To the Congress of tbe United States?
I The findings of the court of Inquiry were
reached after 23 days' continuous labor, on
the 21st of March, and having been approved
on the 22d, by the comtnander-tn-chirf of
the naval force of the North Atlantio
station, were trsnsmitted to tbe executive.
It Is herewith laid before tbe court, which
Is In brief as follows:
"When the Maine arrived at Havan
she wss conducted by a regular govern
ment pilot to buoy No. 4, to which she waa
moored in from 6 to 6 fathoms, of water.
The state of discipline on board and the
condition of her aisgszine, boilers, coal
and storage compartments are passed in
review, with conclusion that excellent order
prevailed and tbat no Indication of any
cause for Internal explosion exUted in any
"At 8 o'clock in the evening, on February
IS, everything bad been reported secure and
all was quiet. At 40 minute past 9 o'clock
tbe vessel waa suddenly destroyed. There
were two distinct explosions with brief
Intervals between theiu. The first lifted
tbe forward part of the ship very percepti
bly, tbe second, which was more prolonged,
is attributed by the court to the partial ex
plosion of two or more of the forward
"Tbe evidence of tbe divers establishes
that the after part of the ship was practi
cally Intact and sank in tbat condition a
very few minutes alter the explosion. 'The
forward part was completely demolished. '
"Upon tbe evidence of concurrent exter
nal cause, tbe finding of tbe court is as
'"At n-ame 17, tbe outer shell of the ship,
from a point 11 feet from the middle line,
of tbe ship and six Teet above the keel when
in normal position, had been forced to about
four feet above the surface of the water,
therefore about 34 feet above where it would
have been bad' she sunk uninjured. Th
outside bottom plating Is bent into a re
versed "V" shape, tbe after wing of which,
about 15 feet broad and 32 feet long (from
frame 17 to frame 25), Is doubled back upow
itself against a continuation of the same'
plating extending forward.
" 'At frame 18. the vertical keel is broken
in two and bent into a singular angle,
formed by the onfeide plates. This break
is about six feet below tbe surface of the
water and about 30 feet above its normal
positltion. ' t
" 'In tbe opinion of tbe court this effect
could hsve been produced only by tbe ex
plosion of a mine situated under the bottom
of tbe ship at about Irame 18, and somewhat
on the port side of the ship.'
"The conclusions of tbe court are: '
" 'That the loss of the Maine was not in
any respect due to the fault of or negligence
on the part of any officer or member of her
" 'That the ship was destroyed by tbe ex
plosion of a submarine mine, which caused
a partial explosion of two or more of ber
forward magszines, and tbat no evidence
has been obtainable fixing the responsibility
for the destruction of the Msine upon any
person or iwrsons.'
"I have directed that the finding of the
court of Inquiry and tbe views of this govern
ment thereon be communicated to tbe gov
ernment of her majesty, the queen regent of
Spain, and 1 do not permit myself to doubt
that tbe tense of justice pt the Spanish
Nation will dictate a course of action sug
gested by honor and friendly relations or
the two governments.
"It is the duty of tbe executive to advise
congress of tbe result and in the meantime
deliberate considei-atlon Is invoked.
"Executive Mansion, March 28, 1808."
From Spain' Court of Inquiry.
The evidence of witnesses comparatively
close to the Maine at the moment is to the
effect tbat only one explosion occured; that
no column of water was thrown into tbe
air; that no shock to the side of the near
est vessel was felt, nor on land, waa any
vibration noticed, and tbat no dead fish
The evidence of tbe senior pilot of the
harbor states tbat there is abundance of fish
in the harbor, and this is corroborated by
other witnessess. Tbe assistant engineer of
the works states that after explosions were
made during tbe execution of works In the
harbor, he has always found dead fish.
Tbe divers were unable to examine the
bottom of the Maine, which was buried in
the mud, but a careful examination of the
sides of the vessel, the rents and breaks,
which all point outward, shows without a
doubt that the explosion was from the in
A minute examination of the bottom of
the harbor around tbe vessel shows abso
lutely no sign of the action of a torpedo,
and the judge-advocate of tbe commission
can find no precedent for the explosion of
the storage magazine of vessel by a torpedo.
One of the Officers Found.
Havana, March 24. The body of Lieu
tenant Friend W. Jenkins, of the Maine,
was found early this morning near the tor
pedo tube aft, as it had been hoped would
be the case. It will be disposed of as de
cided by the relatives of the deceased In tbe