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Oregon City Enterprise.
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A9KNT8 FOR THE IMTXRFEISE,
....Dr. T. B, Thomas
W. 8. Newberry
F. L. "Russell
C. T. Howard
R. M. Cooper
E. M. Hartman
.... Henry A. 8nyiier
L. J. Perdue
.J. C. Klliott
Mrs. W. M. Mclutyr
....Geo. J. Currin
..Mrs. M. J. Hammer
. . WAR
between the United States and Spain
may prove to be unavoidable, buC in ac
cepting the inevitable Americans should
not mnrmur; to make the best of mis
fortune is only philosophical, and we are
philosophical people: when matters
have gone so far that war cannot be
averted it is too late then to weep ; "the
mill will never grind agun with the
water that has passed :" there is always
a bright side; "we should not complain
with nature for having put thorns on
roses, but should rather praise her for
having put roses on thorns"
"Unless the death of those boys on the
Maine is avenged, I shall resign my
'commission and refuse to serve under a
'flag representing a government which
will accept money for the blood of men
t butchered in their beds." Thus spoke
Major Ennis, of the Seventh Begiment,
Illinois National Guard, in addressing
recently a large Chicago audience. So
a war with Spain would certainly afford
this much compensation ; it would result
In saving to our country's service the
gallant Major Ennis. And there are
other possible results that, irom the
Standpoint of many, should be consid
ered favorable. One is that a number
of persons would be killed, thus making
room in the daily avocations for those
who are now crowded out The fact
that the beet men are invariably among
the slain makes the prospected war all
the more . inviting ; the time is come
when the cream must go ; its vessel is
needed lor buttermilk. True, instead of
going to the expense of building battle
ships and manufacturing various muni
tions of war simply to be returned again
without warning to the elements
rom which they came, we might much
more easily thin out the overcrowded
population by, with the aid of the Gov
ernment, simultaneously administering
poison to thdse persons whom the
majority (?) would deem it advisable to
be rid of, such as the Grover Cleveland
. Pierpont Morgan- Vanderbilt- Rockefeller
gang, at the same time saving to the
Debs-Bogers-Watson-Pennoyer type all
Unnecessary risk ; or the Government
could pass a law prohibiting the practice
of medicine, the use of anti-toxine, any
effort to prevent the spreading of yellow
fever or any of the dangerous epidemics,
But Mr. Debs prefers war; and that gen
tleman, representing a large following of
people, is deserving of consideration.
There are several reasons, he claims, in
favor of war, one being the splendid op
portunity for testing our great guns and
. armor plate, giving us at the same time
a chance to indulge our ordinary appe
tite for Spanish bull-fights and Corbett
arid Fitzsimmons boxing contests. Be
sides this, war would result in a greater
destruction of property than it would be
possible to bring about by going through
the country and breaking np machinery
with an axe, and hence, as well as de
creasing the supply of labor by thinning
oui i he world's population, would at the
same time, by destroying property, bat
tlenhips, private dwellings and so on,
that must necessarily be immediately
restored, increase the demand for labor
to a greater ex'ent evsn than the dig
ging of the Nicaragua Canal would tend
to do, and Uie work thus afforded could
be carried on in a more congenial climate
than the sickly swamps of Central Amer
ica happen to afford. , To be sure,' the
Nicaragua Canal, if successfully con
structed, would be of more material val
ne to the United States, as well as to the
whole world, than,' with theposs-W" ex
ception of a' war with1 Spain, probably
any other one thing that could be under
taken, and the money that would go to
pay a five billion dollar war debt ought
to be sufficient to guarantee Its construc
tion. But for the expense of bar late
Civil war it ia more than probable that
the United States would bay had the
Atlantic and Faclflo oceans connected
by canal long before now ; but, notwlth
tandint the universal advantage to
have been derived from the completion
of such a work, notwithstanding that
during the past thirty years this country
has nald out fonr billion dollars in war-
claims, or enough money to purchase
outright, build and complete, according
to the latest Commission's maximum
estimate, just forty Nicaragua canals,
not considering that that indispensable
section known as the South was saved
to the Union, that the Negro slave was
made a free man, the advantages that
have accrued from the Civil war on ac
count of the destruction of property and
loss of life alone caused thereby, are
easily calculated to fully counteract the
aforegoing disadvantages this is true
if there is any truth in the statement
now not uncommonly heard, and com
ing from strangely representative men,
who ordinarily detest the very sugges
tion of Socialism, that a war between
Spain and the United States, whether
necessary or not, would be of general
benefit to the world.
Qt-ITE AN INTERESTING ARTICLE
on the "Development of American Fic
tion,"written by Mrs. Eva Emery Dye of
Oregon City, appeared in last Sunday's
Oregonian. In style it is suggestive of
the "President's Message," but alto
gether it possesses considerable literary
merit. The chief exception that might
be taken to it is the mentioning of Haw
thorne and Mrs. Stowe in the same sen
tence; the comparing of "Uncle Tom's
Cabin" with "The Scarlet Letter."
Mrs. Stowe'i book may have "brought
the thunderclap that wiped out one op
pression and left the skies sunny for
another onward stride;" it may have
had the effect of "overturning a world;"
but admitting these assertions true, it
does not follow at all that from a literary
standpoint "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is
recognized as the "greatest American
novel." Properly classed "Uncle Tom's
Cabin" belongs in the same category
with Lloyd Garrison's newspaper and
the John Brown raid at Harper's Ferry.
If the former is the greatest American
novel, Garrison's paper was of a higher
standard than is the New York Sun, and
John Brown of Kansas, the only John
Brown, was a greater patriot than was
Daniel Webster or Stonewall Jackson,
WAS IT ACCIDENTAL?
Tub strongest support of the Spanish
court of inquiry's claim that the blowing
up of the Maine was caused from an in
ternal explosion is the statement that
no dead fish have been found in the
harbor near the wreck. This is con
trary it seems to previous experience,
as other explosions occurring in the
same water have resulted in the killing
of a number of fish.
Another favorable point is that the
exploding of a cruiser's magazine as the
result of an external explosion is with
All things considered it Is not improb
able that the Maine met her fate by ac
cident, pure and simple, at any rate it
has been our privilege to at least hope
so. The wreck was almost too complete
to have been planned.
FOB DISTRICT ATTORNEY.
Thekk is discord in the ranks of the
three-ply party, not being able to find a
competent free silver candidate for the
office of District Attorney, and realizing
that a judicial office was not essentially
a political one, the more sensible Fumon
ists advocated the nomination of J. E.
Hedges of this city for the position. A
better selection could not have been
made. Mr. Hedges is a Democrat Who
does not accept all of the planks of the
Chicago platform, especially the silver
one, but in legal ability and personal
worth would be especially well qualified
to fill the oflice. At the present writing
it is not known whether be baa or will
accept the nomination, but now comes1
Col. Bob Miller, of Democratic ancestry
oregon otv .'iSilSf Sstei
and office seeking propensity, the same
Colonel who, a few years ago, went to
Washington with a prayer to Grover
Cleveland to appoint him Minister to
Turkey, and finally wound np by getting
the Land Office at Oregon City, rather a
far cry from the land of stuffed prophets
and veiled women. They do say the
Colonel wept tor the' appointment.' Be
that as it may, he obtained It and man
aged to put up with , the crumbs (rom
the gold-bug administration lor four
long, weary years at three . thousand
year (in gold); tike Pooh Bah in the
Mikado,' "It revolts' me but' I do It."
The Colonel is out of a job again and so
took his rabbit foot to the State Conven
tion the other day, willing to be Gov
ernor or "any old thing." Something
went wrong and the Colonel has since
been busily explaining to all who would
listen, and some who would not, how
Pennoyer was rooted "foot, horse and
Killfeather," at the Fusion Convention
(the Colonel by the way is champion
explainer), and now comes Bob with
burning desire to accept the District
Attorneyship, trying to convince the
Democratic wing ot the three-ply party
that Hedges is not a good enough free
silver man tor the position, from a Re
publican standpoint we hope he will
succeed for, in the parlance of the street,
the Colonel is a dead easy mark .
To pity a man who is finally overtaken
by reverses is only human To see a
man led to jail is anything but pleasant,
especially when he leaves a wife and
four little, helpless children with no im
mediate means ot sustenance. But so
far as his wife and children are con
cerned it were well he is taken from
them, if true that for the past four years
he has been a gambler and a drunkard ;
that be would squander his ISO salary
in the selfish gratification ot his animal
nature, leaving his wife and children
oftener than once in actual want. Tbey
are better off apart from such a man.
Until he abandons bis Hyde nature, the
jail is the right place for him.
A DocBLt-risTiD ruffian insults a boy's
father, and the boy, disregarding his
father's advice, undertakes to resent
the insult by running a pitchfork
throogh the ruffian; but the ruffian,
drawing a pistol, fires at the boy and
prevents him from accomplishing his
purpose. The ruffian is then arrested,
but the jury acquits him, agreeing that
be was acting only in self-defense.
Moral : Do nothing the law would not
uphold you in.
Whin a prominent state official can
get a nomination in a party which he
has opposed all his life, it gives color to
the charge that he aided the legislative
holdup, and is reaping the benefit of the
same in the large amount of State funds
I tn hi hand which hn mfnflM in nav nnt
but controls while claims against the
State go unpaid. He evidently knows
that his own party will not endorse his
Abb the loyal Kentuckians, who at
the launching the other day insisted
upon christening their inspiring name
sake with Bourbon whiskey, rather than
spring water, capable of appreciating
these sweet words?
"Oft, wherl the wine in his glass was red,
He longed for the wayside well instead,
And closed his eyes on his garnished
To dream of meadows and clover
Hon. T. T. Gkib, whose friends are
strongly urging him for Governor, was
in Oregon City Tuesday. , Tuesday even
ing he delivered one of bis characteristic
addresses to a crowded house at Canby.
Mr. Geer has many friends in Clacka
mas County who would like to see him
make the Gubernatorial race.
Soon after the Maine explosion Grover
Cleveland was approached by a reporter.
His characteristic reply to the newspa
per man concerning the unfortunate
event was, "I sincerely hope it was an
accident, pure and simple." Did he
voice the American people? Great men
usually live a generation before their
A beautiful painting, entitled
"Alone," now in the possession of Miss
Mary Conyers, speaks quite well for the
vuaint little pioneer Oregon City. It is
not for nothing that the rainbow spray
of Willamette Falls' has reflected our
image these past fifty years.
Every voter in favor of Sound Money
should attend to-morrow's Primaries
7y,, 'Aiii vr$ft
and see that only men who can undergo
daylight Inspection are elected delegates
to the County Convention to be hold In
this city at Welnhard'i Hall Wednes
day, April 6th. ' ,
Prisipimt McKinuy knows Ms duty,
and he appreciates that the time has
come when Cuba must be made free,
cost the United State what It may.
Ills course Is being endorsed through
out the sober world. The jingoes In
Congress are acquitting themselves Ilk
so many rebellions school children.
' Tin two Mormon Missionaries now
creating so much war in Portland prob
ably make a mistake in not confining
their lectures to certain districts. There
are women In oar metropolis who would
make good Mormon wives.
ForuusT Platform, commandment
number II: State Printer must love
himself better than anyone else, and
wear a turned down celluloid collar with
out a cravat.
A young lady last week lost her hand'
some gold watch, but she advertised tor
it in the Enterprise and very soon found
Tut Kinu's nower Is passing out of
Cuba. It can not be fastened on Ore
Look at page number 7. Reed
last line in the second column.
Is from a Lord to a King going up, or
War With Spain, and Amerl
What Has the Federal Government to
Do With the Locks at Oregoi
CltyT-Who Is King!
Who ia King anyway? He is at least
not a man whom the people want lor
When it comes to buying warships
abroad, the gold standard is better than
the silver standard, and even a Populist
can see it.
If Spain must fight, our means will
not be so scanty that we cannot show
the world how a nation fights in defense
of its right.
Oregon Daily Statesman:
There is no reason why the locks at
Oregon City should not be bought and
made free. But the Federal Government
ought to pay the purchase price and the
cost of operation.
President McKinley'a message is the
work of a man ot character and states
manship. The United States Is fortunate
in having a man of his caliber at its
bead at this moment.
San Francisco Bulletin:
If the present war scare results in
nothing else, it will have served, in a
month and a half, to put our country in
a state of defense to an extent which ten
years of peace would not have brought
London Standard :
With a report so Inconclusive and a
Presidential message so cordial toward
Spain, the latter should be able to make
suitable amends. Therefore war on
that Issue need not be apprehended.
Still, the situation is exceedingly grave.
Oregon State Journal :
The present condition In the United
States and the danger from war always
present emphasizes the necessity of
building the Nicaragua Canal, The
fleet upon the Atlantic or npon the
Pacific should not have to double Cape
Horn In an Emergency.
London Daily News :
The situation may be thus summar
ized: The United States Is willing to
stifle its resentment for the loss of the
Maine, if they receive satisfaction with
regard to the Cuban's future. It is a
generous compromise, and Spain will do
well to be wise in time.
Away back in history is an account of
a formidable flotilla that set sail from
Spain witb the avowed purpose of
sweeping the English navy from its
home waters. Unfortunately for its
boastful purpose, it met Nelson. "The
rest is told in the books you have read."
There is a disposition on the part of
some to question a man's Republicanism
if found to be opposed to Jo Simon end
the Republican ia disposed to question a
man's honesty if found to be a supporter
of the little Israelite, and so there you
are. It does not necessarily follow that
a man is a Mitchell man or an anti-
Mitchell roan almply because hall op
poeed to the bosslsm ot Jo Hlmon,
Victoria Colonist I
The war with Spain is progressing
very rapidly In the United States news
papers. It Is very clear that, It Spain
will play the game according to news
paper program, she will be whipped In
the first round. The only difficulty lies
In the fact that she may decline to do It.
The Government may answer what It
pleases, but the Spanish people, as a
whole, will not deign to discuss this pro
posal. Spain will go to war In fulfilling
her duty, bnt not for ephemeral glonee
or the desire ot conquest. W may
emerge vanquished, which Is somewhat
doubtful, but we will never come out
Send the Entkmimisi to your friend In
the East and thus give him an Idea of
what la going on In Clackamas county,
It may Induce him to locate with us.
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Claefc utpp4 In rolnuu by Or,
Iks' Paw fiu 'One ceo a due"
Are today recognised
as the standard (or price
and standard (or quality.
have every practical bi
cycle Improvement of
have the most expensive
equipments on the mark
et. 11 us show them
W. A. Huntley, Agt
SCHEDULES OF TIME
HOl'THIB P All riO IAUWAT
:allloraU Emreee (through)
ir local (way stations)
OWN SOU HO.
Koeebnrf Lnoal (way stations)
usllforula Kipresa (throuita)
l.su p. m
SY SOVTMBSM MCtriC SAU.BOAD
tlall rlaa eoma North. 1:00 B. m,
Mail el"eee ulnjt South, 00a. m. sod.) pin.
Ma 1 dltlr bmrl from North 7 SO p.m., 10 I5i.ni.
tall distributed Iroia eouib 9 U) a. m , 11 p. m.
sv bast sius sLscraic uxa.
Malt close lor fjrtlaod aud dislrlbuUnf
points, VI moou. ul 4 w p. m.
Mnlolo.sa lr MilwaukM oulr, 1 11 a. m..
1 - AH. r tn
Mail i-rrlrss Itom Poillaiid, 11:10 a. m. and
4:15 p. m.
Ores on City to Kir, Carus, Mulino, Llbsral and
Molalla learaa at 11 m. aud arrives at U m.
Oregon City to Baavar Craak. Mink, Clark.
Meadow Brook, t'nlon Mills, and Colton, leaves
at a. m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
Oregon Cllf to Viola, Ixigan and Hedland
leaves Orfon Vity Mouday, Wednesday and
Friday at l.W p. a., leavlug Viols sam days
Oregon City to WlllarostU, SislTorl and
Wll.ouvlll,rrlvusat lo.UUa. m. and leave at
11:10 a. m. dally.
l..n,.Fl ilulivar Window IS OHO 00 bUIIUS
trow 10 to U a. m. AH Uttr droipil int' ih
boa at Hi '".or I promptly se.i on euo'iay,
mm .... nlhjir ll.iVM.
All Kuuirn mall that Is delayed and tails tn
arrive ou 8 80 a. m., B. F. train will oume ou 12
o'clock or 4 IS elect no car.
WILLAMETTE FALLS H'V.
(OsrsMiioM saioas willambtts palls
:M) s. m.
S 85 . tn,
1:06 p. m.
Bundny Cirs leave every hour until 9 n'olork
1. m. lu effect ou aud nfiur JanUry 5, lSUS,
0. A. MILLKK, BUIT.
EAST AND SOUTH
THE SHASTA KOUTE
SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY
Express Trains, leave Portland Daily.
6 00 P.M.
6:52 r. M.
Oregon City Lv
8. Franclsoo Lv
9:80 A, M
Tbs above trains stop at all stations be
tween Portland, Halcm, Turner,
Marlon, Jellcrson, Albany, TaiiK'nt, Rlied ill,
Halsev. Hsrrlsbnrir. Junction City. Kntrnne.
CoitaK" Grove, Drain, Oakland anil ail sta
tions from Konebnrg to Ashland Inclusive
Direct connection at San Franclsno with
Occidental and Oriental and l'adllc Mall
steamship line fur JAPAN and CHINA.
Hailing dates on application.
Kates and tickets to Eastern points anil
Europe. Also JAPAN, CHINA, MONO
LU LU and A URTRA LI A. Can be obtained
from K. E, BOYD, ticket agent, Oregon City
KOBEBURO MAIL fOallvi.
8:80 a. M. I
:2A. M. I
5:20 p. M.
Oregon City Lv
West Hide Division.
BETWEEN PORTLAND AND CORVALLIB.
' Msll Train, Dally (Except Bundsv.) ,
6 .V) K M
12:15 P. M.
At Albany and Pnrvallls oonneot with tralm
of Oregon Central A Kimtarn Railroad.
Express Tralu Uallv (Except Sunday)
I 8:25 A. U
1 10 A.M.
8 '80 p. M.
Ass't 0. . and Fass. Agent
Gcist s s
Use a drsr-olsss line fn lrvrrmgfiefwitri
Minneapolis, Ht. I'sn) and) Clilnago,
ami Hie principal lows la Central
Pullman I'elere Preeplngantl Chair f era
The Wnlnf cart are operated lollieln-'
lereet of Ms patrons, the moat elegant
servlos ever Inaugurated, Meals are.
served la Carte. I
To obtain first class service- your ticket
should read via.
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The Wisconsin Centraf Lines.
Direct connections at Chicago and Mil
waukee (or all Eastern points.
r or full Information call on your nearest
ticket agent, or write to
J as. 0. PoD, or Jas, A. Cmm'C,
Gen. I'as. Agt., General Agent.
Milwaukee, Wis iiVI Hiars rlt..
Depot Sixth and J. Street
TWO TRAINS DAILY"
For All PolntB Eortt
"FAST MAIL ROUTE.
I -eaves 1'ortland for the Fast, via.
Walla Walla ami ripokane. dally at 2 :00
p m Arrive at 10 10 a. m.
leaves Portland for the Kant, via.
Pendleton and Huntington, daily at 8:Ol
p.m. Arrive 7:10 a. in.
THHOl'OH I'IM.LMAN AND T0UK18T
WW 7I.VD KlYtift, JsCKDaiiKJl.
Oi'kam Division Htramslili sail from
Alnswoith dork 8 p. m. For Han Fran
cisco: State of California sails March
A, 13. 21, 21); Columbia sails March 1, 9,
17, 116, and April 2.
CeLUJJBITI KIYEH DIYIieji
POHTLAND AND AeSTOHl A
Steamer K. It. Thomtieon leave
Portland itallv Aimnt Knnilav ill ti m
and at 10 p. m. on Haturday ; returning.
leaves Astoria uary except Btinusy at
0:46 a. m.
Willamette River Route.
Ash Street Wharf.
Steamer Kuth, fur Ralem, Albany,
Corvallls and war points, leaves 1'ort
land Tuesdays, Tliiiradaya and Satur
day at 0 a m. KuturniiiK leaves Cor
vallls Mondays, Wednesdays snd Fri
days at 0 a. m.
bteainor Elmore lor SaUtm and war
points, leaves 1'ortland Mondays, Wed
nesdays and Fridays st A a. tn. Hottirn
Init, leaves Halem, Tuesdays, Thursday
and Saturdays at 0 :4ft a. m.
Y7aJ4JWaIa river route.
Steamer Modoc, for Dayton ami war
points, leaves Portland Tuesday. Thurs
days and Saturdays at 7 a m. itetnrn
ni, leaves Dayton for Portland and war
points Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
day at 7 a. m.
Snake Klver Uoute Steamer leaves
Rlparla daily except Saturday
at 1 :4ft a. in , on arrival of train
from Portland. Leaves Lewiston, return
ing daily except Friday at 6:00 a. m.,
arriving at Kiparia at 6 p. m.
W. 11. HURLBUKT,
Gen. Pans, Auent.
V. A. BCH 1 1. LINO, City Ticket AgX
Telephone (Main) 71'.'.
Track and ttoad Work a Rpeolslly.
Any style shoes forged In Iron or
steel. WnKoti work and repairing.
Shop on Seventh street, next door to
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