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OREGON CITY ENTERPRISE, FRIDAY, AUQU8T 12, 1M4.
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FRIDAY. AUGUST 12. 1904.
Of New York.
For Vice President:
CHARLES W. FAIRBANKS
J. N. Hart, of Polk.
G. B. Dimick, of Clackamas.
A. C. Hough, of Josephine.
J. A. Fee, of Umatilla.
A COWARDLY PLATFORM.
The Democratic platform very ap
propriately bears the impress of the
tricksters and dodgers who framed it.
As originally prepared it had a plank
which said: "The discoveries of gold
within the past few years and the
great increase in the production there
of, adding $2,000,000,000 to the
world's sunnlv. of which $700,000,000
falls to the share of the United States, last week was over 900,000, as against
baa contributed to the maintenance of I something more than 500,000 days for
a money standard of values no longer the year before - practically double
open to question, removing that issue the attendance for the preceding year,
from the field of practical contention." j This increase In th number of days'
Bryan, although a large majority of attendance may be traced to several
the committee was against him at the causes an increase in the school pop
Btart, bulldozed that body into killing ulation and a longer school term being
that plank, and the platform will go partly responsible. Another reason
before the people without any expres- j is found in the experiment that was
sion whatever on the finance question, introduced by Superintendent Zinser
All the New Yorkers, the Murphy men last year by which certificates of at
as well as the Hill men, came to the ; tendance were issued.? This had the
convention resolved to insert a gold; effect of stimulating interest in the
plank in the platform, and most of the J school and encouraging a regular at
rest of the Eastern section of their ' tendance of the pupils,
party stood with them, but the oppo- j The detailed report reflects credit
sition in the West and South was so 1 on the energetic superintendent of
powerful that, rather than have an-', the- county schools and the efficient
other fight on ,this issue on the floor of i corps of instructors in their efforts to
the convention, they dodged it alto-j advance the standard of the public
gether, with the hope of fooling the schools of Clackamas county.
silver men and the gold men among : 0
the voters. In many other respects! "
the platform is equally dishonest. .THE TIME HAS COME; TO, SETTLE.
"We favor a wise, conservative and j , ' ,
business-like revision and a gradual I According to the best judgment that
reduction of the tariff by the friends Jcan be formed from the known facts
of the masses and for the common I concerning the stockyards strike, the
weal, and not by the friends of its : strikers are now hopelessly beaten,
abuses, its extortions and its diserim-! They may not as yet recognize it, but
inations." The Democratic majority ' that does not alter the truth,
in congress framed this sort of a tariff j The strikers' own statement of their
In 1894, which the Democratic presi-: position, issued by Secretary Call, ac
dent called the "party perfidy and . knowledges that new men can easily
party dishonor" tariff, and which he , an(j quickly be trained for the most
refused to sign, letting it go on the ' billed work in the slaughter houses,
statute book on the expiration of the Very day the packers put more men
ten-day limit. TJiat tariff failed to at worii and more men under training,
produce either revenue for the govern- That non-union menin plenty are
ment or protection for the producer, j available is unquestioned. Riot and
The fear of the framing of just such a !
tariff, which the people began to feel
Just as soon as the news of the Demo-:
cratic victory in 1892 came in precip-
itated the panic of 1893. This panic
and this tariff were among the tb:ngs
which incitedjtbat popular revolution j
which threw" the Democracy out of gucn being the case, it would clear
control of congress in the election of j y be the part of wisdom for the
1894 and expelled it from the presi- i strikers to admit their defeat and save
dency in 1896. Had the platform i wbat they can for themselves from the
framers in St Louis mentioned this
piece of recent history they would
have thrown a little side light on their
purposes at the present time and have
shown the people just what to expect
If the Democratic demand for a "wise,
conservative and business-like revis
ion and reduction of the tariff" should
chance to be Indorsed at the polls.
In St Louis and in 1904 the Demo
cratic party demands the "extermina
tion of polygamy within the jurisdic
tion of the United States." When
there was real polygamy in this coun
try which was a menace to the peo
ple of its region, and when the Repub
lican party was fighting it, the Demo
cracy had nothing to say about it.
This is something also which the plat
form framers neglected to mention.
The platform says the Democracy has
been wanting an Isthmian canal for
a long time, but it forgot to add that
when the only chance for the con
struction of a canal was offered the
Democratic leaders in the senate and
large part of the Democratic mem-
bership opposed the canal treaty, and
thus tried to defeat the project.
While claiming some of the credit for
the national Irrigation act of 1903,
the platform makers carefully refrain
ed from confessing that It was a Re
publican president who started the
irrigation idea In Its practical phase
and It was a Republican congress
which enacted It The platform fraro
ers appeal for the "protection of our
citizens at home and abroad," while
their party ostentatiously deprives
many millions of citizens In the South
ern states of the rights guaranteed
them by the law. That platform threat
of a war against the trusts has a
hollow sound In view of the circutn-1
stance that the friendship of the trusts
for Farker and the promise of Wall
street to make a contribution to the
Democratic campaign fund If he were
nominated were the leading factors
which won him the favor of the Demo
cratic bosses and placed him ahead
of all rivals for the condidacy. For
evasion, shuffling, effrontery and cow
ardice the St. Louis platform of 1904
will hold a unique place among Demo
cratic national deliverances. EX'
SCHOOLS MAKE PROGRESS.
Very satisfactory progress has been
made along many lines by the schools
of Clackamas county during the year
that has just closed. An increase of
3 per cent in school population sub
stantiates the claim that many new
settlers are locating in Clacjvamas
county. Another Important fact dis
closed in the annual report of Superin
tendent Zinser is that the salaries of
the teachers employed in the schools
of the county have been advancing
slightly each year for the last three
years, until now the average monthly
wages paid male teachers is $46, and
female instructors receive an average
of $36.88. The average length of the
term of school taught in the county
increased during the last year from 5.8
months to 6.77 months, Indicating a
renewed interest in the school and the
importance of educational work.
The total number of days' attend
ance for the year eovered in Superin
tendent Zinser's report made public
violence might check this progress in
tne plants for a time, but riot and vio-
,,nce would at once bring about the
cornr..lete ruin of the Union cause
0 one knows that better than Presi
d(,nt Donnelly and his lieutenants
now jt themselves.
wreck of their cause. Tbey can make
better terms now than later. No gen
era! of an army is justified in contin
uing to fight with useless sacrifice of
life after he has come fully to appre
ciate that he faces certain defeat in
the end. Similarly for the strikers,
the time for discretion has come.
Should the strikers decide to call
off the strike, without fighting t to
the bitter end, it would be the duty of
the packers to exercise justice in the
midst of victory and to reat the men
returning to work fairly, without pe
nalizing any of them for activity in
the leadership of the strike. The very
fact that unfairness was alleged
against the packers at the time the
second strike began should stimulate
them to scrupulous fairness now.
In many respects an excellent spirit
has been shown by both sides during
this strike. Let the good spirit be
extended to this final act of settle
ment, and the strikers, the packers . Wisdom, former president and secre
and the public at large will all be lene- tary of the board, In placing the fair
fitted by It Chicago Record-Herald. J on its feet, should be continued.
American voters have never shown
any desire to Btipport a platform of
evasion, shuffling, effrontery and rank
The money question caused a riot in
the Democratic convention, which
then, for policy's sake, decided that
the Issue did not exist.
"The gold standard Is an admitted
fact,' says Editor Henry Watterson.
It Is a fact, all right, but the Demo
crats at St. Louis refused to admit It.
In asking the voters to support a
man of untested powers on an evasive
platform the Democrats forget that
I buying a pig In a poke Is not an
I American custom.
Fetty matters urged by Democratic
special pleaders will not shake the
conviction of the masses of the voters
that all things are going well and it
is better not to risk a change.
The only praise that Judge Farker
is getting from Eastern voters is for
his action in appropriating, in oppo
sition to his convention, one of the
standards demanded of all Republi
There Is a good deal of talk about
Mr. Bryan being a bolter. Judge t'ar
ker Is the greatest of all Democratic
bolters. He bolted the platform of the
St. Louis convention and Is still stand
ing on one made for him by the Bel
Joseph Chamberlain declares that
the decline of the Iron and steel trade
in England is caused by free imports.
Our Democratic friends propose to
change our tariffs so as to build tip
England's Industries. ,
The Republican platform speaks
gladly of the past and promises an
optimistic future. The Democratic
platform Is one of peevish pessimism,
with nothing to spur endeavor, Inspire
hope or encourage loyalty.
We are solemnly informed that
Judge Parker does not speak for Wall
street. The history of that famous tel
egram to the St. Louis convention In
dicates that Wall street speaks for
When a party gets Into the posi
tion where it has nothing better to
show than Hill and Bryan, represent
ing the statesmanship of the party's
rival interests, It is time to establish
a political bankruptcy court.
When the St. Louis convention
wired Judge Parker that his attitude
on the money question was understood
when he was nominated, It accepted
the easier alternative. It either bad
to wire the judge a He or call the dele
gates into the ring for another fight.
The New York Herald refers to
"Grover Cleveland's masterly states
manship." Still the country is not
hankering for a repetition of the
statesmanship which tried to make
American workmen live at free soup
houses on the street corners instead
of in their prosperous homes.
Democrats ipslst that the money
question is not an Issue. It will be
an issue as long as men work for
Vages, and measure their material
prosperity in dollars and cents and, no
political party with the backbone?, of
a boiled carrot can ever afford to ig
Now for a representative exhibit of
the resources of Clackamas count f or
the Lewis and Clark Fair. The county
court takes a proper view of the mat
ter when it calls a convention of the
producers themselves and leaves the
proposition with them. A creditable
collection should be gathered that
would give the county a great amount
of profitable advertising at the 1905
The electric rural railway fever is
contagious. With such a general dis
tribution of this sentiment throughout
the entire valley, it is quite reasonable
to conclude that there will be accom
plished something along these lines,
and that in the immediate future. As
Oregon becomes more generally set
tled, additional transportation facili
ties must be provided and the build
ing of electric rural lines in various
sections of the valley will provide this
service besides greatly enhancing
There has been made but little pub
licity of the fact that there will be
held this fall a State Fair at Salem.
This is a state institution, and is cer
tainly entitled to all possible adver
tising by the management that a suc
cessful meet may be insured. A state
Fair should expand each year and en
large its field of usefulness. The vig
orous and effective work that was ac
complished by Messrs. Wehrung and
"Will be awarded to any
HOWELL & JONES
Drugs Prescriptions Stationery.
THOMSON'S BARGAIN STORE
Dry Goods Clothing Shoes.
LAMB & SAWYER
Bicycles Sporting Goods Gun.
The Leading Photographer.
Candles and Ice Cream.
A woman, while living at Missoula
Montana, with the husband she Is now
suing for a divorce, was commanded
by her husband to "Go to heil." In
stead, she went to Portland. Can thin
be an Instance of selecting the lesser
Of tWO evilS?
Tom TagKart, National Democratic
Chairman, is reputed to bo an Inte
rested stockholder In a gambling
house at Indianapolis, Indiana. It Is
a safe wager that Tom Is too conser
vative a man to back the Parker deal
with any considerable amount of
FIRE BURNS VALUABLE TIMBER
Threatening Forest Flrei are
nated After Hard Work.
time threatened to
A tire, that for a
be disastrous to the timber Interests of
Clackamas county, started the latter part
of last week and waa not placed under
control for several days. In the mean-
time a great deal of valuable timber was
dumaged, although the extent of the fire,
Was not to be compared with the costly
conflagration of three eurs ago.
The WeycrhaiiMer Timber Company
waa the principal loser In the lire which
did much damage to some of the finest
timber that Is owned by this corpora-
tlon which has thousands of ncres In
Clackamas county, but for the gullant
work done by the residents of the Union
Mills aec-tlon of the county, there would
have resulted considerable damage to
timber and property Interests In that
locality. A small fire, started for the
purpose of burning some sloshing, got
beyond the control and ipread to the
adjoining timber where It was only up-
pressed after several day' of hard work
on the part of fifty men who Joined fore-
en to fight the Hre. Thl volunteer fire
department fought desperately all of one
night and barely saved the Union Mill
school house from the flame.
A a general rule, these Are find their
origin In the carelcnes of some camp-
er or farmer In the fothllt who doe not
exercise the precaution In the matter of
building Are that Is required by statute.
Borne complaint Is made by experienced
timber land people, that the average res
ident In the timber district In Oregon,
doe not use good Judgment In the work of
clearing hi lands and field of of fern
and slashing and this I, It I alleged, I
responsible for many of the forest Are.
This complaint goea further and say
that the farmer defer until mid-sum- ,
mer the burning of the dead fern from
off their field and wooded tract
this task should be discharged In the
spring. By waiting until the summer la
well spent, the fern I thoroughly matur
ed and a dry ac tinder, affording a
splendid fuel for the starting of a fire
that may result In thousand of dollar
worth of damage. When once Ignite,
ferns In their thoroughly dried stale,
burn with great rapid'ty and are prac
tically Impossible to control. Thl work
should be done In the spring. .1 ug
gested, before the wood and uurround
lng growths and building are so sus
ceptible to a stray spark.
All railroad transportation to St. Louis and
return and $100.00 additional for expenses
will be given to the winner of this contest.
Party in Clackamas County
With every 25 cent cash purchase ;
' WILL BE REPRESENTED IN 190J.
Convention of Farmers Has Been Called
To Arrange Exhibit. i
In all i i il,,i I . LACV. Clackamas county
,"lV1' !l" "''ij'it' representative of its
...-..... . ,,?M. wuiK ru.r. ,
imcm- in h rtTiirmi'ot wiroiiKnoiii uir j
inly Unit favisrs the pi. in, Inllucncci! I
i, Unit pi ntirn t and a conception of
the value nf milking inch nil exhibit,
the county court has Issued a call for a
convention of the farmer and producers
of th county to lie held at the county
court houai) In Ori'Kon City, Wednesday,
October 6. At that time and place It
will be determined definitely whether or
not thlN county will bo represented at
the U'Wls & Clark Kalr and the details
of the exhibit, Its collection and ariangc-
tnent will lw provided for.
J The call for this convention of produc-
era has been made by the court on the
strength , partly, of a communication
. that was recently received from the
Icwls He Chirk Fair Commission which
desires to stimulate Interest In the mak-
Ing of competitive exhibit from the
various counties of the statu.
mission announce that In order to In
sun the making of exhibits by the dlf
fercnt counties, that It will agree lo
purchase ut cash value every display that
imiy be sent by any county, provided that
no county la to receive for II exhibit
more than IfiOO.
i In connection with the Issuance of the
; call for this meeting In Oregon City
October 6, the farmer are requested li
I preserve from their crops this year the
: choicest sample of everything, tho ame
to be available, for the proposed exhibit,
1 The plan Is considered a good one and
j the court considers that It Is doing the
t right thing by submitting the entire
! proposition direct to the farmer and
' it will be up to them to collect and have
j charge of the exhibit. In thl way It
: will be strictly a farmer' exhibit and
ican be made more representative of the
agricultural resources of the county than
perhaps would result from any other
While some of the crop for Clackamas
county thl year may not be a large as
they have been ome yean, the quality
I mod and It will be found that a very
creditable exhibit of the product of the
county can be made that will produce
result fully Justifying all expense and
trouble that may be required in making
DROWNED LIKE RATS IN TRAP.
Fearful Railroad Catastrophe Cost
Passenger Their Live.
PUEELO, Colo., Aug. . One of the
most terrible catastrophe In the railroad
history of the Arkansas Valley happened
lost evening when train No. 11, of the
Missouri Pacific, which run over the
Denver 4 Illo Grande track between
I'ueblo and Denver, crashed through a
trestle near the little atatlon of Kden,
eight mile north of Pueblo, carrying the
amoking and chair car, which were filled
with passenger, Into the wlrl'ng, urg
ing torrent which rushed underneath and
so far a defined at thl hour between
80 and a 100 person perished.
At 190 thl saornlnar the aumber of
bodies recovered approximated 21, few of
receiving the highest vote.
J. M. PRICE
Clothier Furnisher Shoe.
MILES & McGLASHAN
Groceries and Provisions.
W. L. BLOCK
Furniture Carpets Stove.
Favorite Cigar Store.
Th Only First Clat Restaurant
OREGON CITY ENTERPRISE
which hurl lic-n Identified, flpeclul train
'nr.. (nit !'m, Mo - ,i- few minutes.
mi.) Hi iiihiiikIh nf pcmoiiH me put lulling
Ihe lunik i if tlw Foiinlulii rlrr. Into
which the cine with curried by the flood.
. n un IiIiik fur bodies, hut the stream I
I m swollen thai hut little in ki --mm can
An the inline mi in k the trestle, which
had l i n weakened hy the I iihIi of wnli-ra
II nn ii' way Mini the tniin jiliiiiic. 'l down,
one nf the Clin being- entirely lout In the
muddy ulieum and the other curried four
inlli down the. river. Very few nf the
persons In them could have escaped. Ow
Inn to thu fact thai the conductor's Hat
of mimed wm lout In the confusion fol-
: lowing (he accident, only an estimate of
; the dead and missing can be had. but
rallmad oltli ialH on tho acene who are
' fnriilll.tr with the details admit that the
, list will range between K0 and 100. anil
n,,mi. pluci) it even higher.
i Shortly after day break many hundred
f persons began swarming la thn cn
I f n,e wreck and the greatest excitement
prevailed In this city where all kind of
.rumor wero circulated, and It waa with
iimiculty aqy authentic new could be
W. Vance, porter on the forward leep-Ing-rar
Wyuta. wiui one of tho heroes of
the disaster. To him and his nerve and
bravery the people on that car owe their
lives. He was standing near Ihe front
end of the car when the crash came,
and with rnte presence of mind rushed
to the hand brake on tho front of the
car and began tightening the brake on
the wheels. Ills car wa slipping forward
from the momentum and from the terri
ble drag of the forward cars falling Into
Ihe stream. Vance held onto the brako
like grim death. Ills hands clenched
the wheel until his fingers almost bled,
but he held on until hi tight grip slop
pod the car. The forward cor broke
from tlw sleeper and fell Into the water,
while the car which Vance held with tho
brake slopped one third of the way on
the brink of the chasm, overhanging tho
The forward truck had left the track
and gone down, but the remainder of
tho coach remained on the track and
the live of the passenger were saved.
It required two engines and nearly a
hnlf hours' work to pull this aleeper
back from the brink of the chasm. Noth
ing but Vance' cool and brave work at
the brake kept the car from plunging
Into the stream.
Reduced Rate to 8L Loul Exposition.
The Bouthern Pacific Co. will sell round
trip ticket at greatly reduced rates to
BL Loul and Chicago account the BL
Loul Exposition, on th following dates:
June 1, 17, II; July t. f. t; August .
, 10; September I, 6, 7; October I. . .
Going trip must be completed within
ten day from date of sale, and paaaea
ger will be permitted to start on mny
day that will enable them to reach des
tination within th ten day limit. Ra.
turn limit ninety days, but not latec
than Dec Slit, 104.
For full Information as to rate and)
routea call on Agent Bouthern Faclflo
Co. at Oregon City. Oregon.
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Include th taking of the county paper.
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