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SATUKIAY.1......-.1nOVEMBER 12, 18S7
At last we liavo the '-reasons" for
the abandoinent of Fort Canby. Oxir
readers can judge for themselves as
to their soundness.
We view them as no reasons at all.
It would appear as though the in
spector on whose adverse report is
based the order for the removal, ar
rived here with preconceived notions,
and had virtually decided upon the
report before he saw the premises.
We have no desire to be unjust
but it certainly looks that way. He
says "the flagstaff even is not dis
cernible." Here it is evident that
the officers' and soldiers1 quarters and
the battery proper were so mixed in
the officer's mind that he did not dis
tinguish. A flagstaff is different from
a gun, and bears about the same re
lation to it that a saddle does to a
horse. Probably if that erudite offi
cer were to see a cavalcade of wild
horses careering over a South Amer
ican pampa he would report no horses
in that vicinity because "even a sad
dle was not discernible."
As a matter of fact the officers and
soldiers were properly stationed on
the lee side of the lofty headland that
frowns on the north side of our noble
river and the guns -were above them,
commanding the entrance to the Co
lumbia. Probably the officer thought that
the garrison, officers and all, should
have lived in the topmost peak of the
light house and should have kept a
constant detail waving defiantly an
American flag that could have been
seen at all hours of daylight twenty
miles out to sea.
The officer seems to have put more
faith in the flag than he did in the
guns, but the guns were in proper
place, and so was the flag.
A more plausible reason appears in
the change of the channel. But this,
too, upon examination, falls to the
ground. When the fort was built it
was claimed by those opposed to it
then, that the channel ran so near the
base of the cliff that the muzzles of the
guns would have to be depressed to
an angle of 75 degrees to hit a floating
enemy. Now, forsooth, we are told
that the channol has gone too far
away, when it has been alleged that
a? at present, the guns at Canby
would have little difficulty in ranging
an object the size of a vessel in any
channel or entrance to or from the
IsU. S. ordnance stamped "good
only on certain conditions of river
channels?" This objection like the
other is untenable.
It certainly seems as though the
whole business was fixed up before
hand, and that nothing was wanted
but an excuse.
And now that the fort has been
abandoned, there is but one thing for
citizens of Oregon and Washington to
do unite in an effort to have proper
defenses, properly manned by troops
on either or both sides of the entrance
to the Columbia.
There is a good deal of present at
tention being directed to our defence
less coasts. In his report of our in
adequate coast defences, Admiral Por
ter, in his report to the secretary of
war, just made public, recommends
an expenditure during the next fiscal
year of 1,810,000, which it is proposed
to divide among the ports as follews:
New York, 690,000; San Francisco,
$460,000; Boston, $280,000; Hampton
Roads, $250,000; New Orleans, S210,
000; Philadelphia, $210,000; Washing
ton, $80,000; Baltimore, $80,000; Port
land, Me., $290,000; Narragansett bay,
$290,000. The plan also contemplates
the preparation of casemates, cable
shafts, etc., to the number of twenty
six, distributed as follews: At New
York, 5; at San Francisco, 5; at Bos
ton, 5; at Hampton, 2; at Philadelphia,
2; at Washington, 1; at Baltimore, 1;
at Portland, Me.. 3: at Narragansett
In thjp list the Columbia river or
the northwest Pacific coast does not
It is for us to make proper repre
sentation regarding this important
matter. Senator Dolph is chairman
of the committee on fortifications and
coast defences; the other two -members
of our congressional delegation
can exercise their influence, and by
concerted action here and in Washing
ton, justice; however tardy, can be se
cured for this important section of the
Union in the matter of needed coast
The four anarchists were hanged in
Chicago yesterday. They were not
hanged for their principles; they were
hanged for murder.
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A Nasal Injector tree with each
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SPIES' LAST TALK.
An Ideal Utopian Dream.
That is to be Realized by Riot, Aton,
Boinb-throwinz and Bloodshed.
Chicago, November 11. The real, ul
timate purposes of the anarchists; what
they hopo to accomplish in the way
of benefit to themselves and man
kind in eenerai by riot, bomb-throwing,
arson and mnrder, and what form of
government or what social system they
design to establish when anarchy shall
have achieved its triumph in the over
throw of those now existing in our
country, are questions that have puzzled
many who have read the speeches and
writings of anarchistic agitators. Au
gust Spies, hanged here this morning,
and who was unquestionably the master
spirit of his order in this country, as he
was its best educated and most practical
mind as well as its clearest and most
logical thinker and talker, of late spoke
very freely on those subjects to all per
mitted to visit him in the murderer's
cage which he and his condemned com
rades occupied in the jail.
"mere are many intelligent and tunny
men in the ranks of the anarchists and
communists, despite all statements to
the contrary," he said, in reply to a
Question, "and tuev are actuated bv a
definite, earnest purpose and era en
deavoring to carry out a well-arranged
plan. Uf course, to the ignorant rani
and file the unthinking cats whom we
monkies use to pull our chestnuts out of
the fire anarchism means simply one
perpetual picnic of not, bloodshed, arjon,
promiscuous plunder and licentiousness,
out mat is not me luea oi mo powers ue
hindthe throne who secretly direct and
control the whole movement. We only
desire to bring about temporary anirchy
that we may weave out of it the inost
beautiful social fabric the world has ever
seen. We deplore the use of dynamite
bombs as much as anyone can. but we
regard them as an indispensable means
of attaining a most desirable end. Thou
sands of gallons of the best blood of the
north and south had to be spilled to es
tablish in this country the glorious prin
ciple of universal freedom, and it is only
by bloodshed that our great social revo
lution can bo brought about.
"Our plan is to first overthrow all
government; to stamp out the pernicious
idea that there can bo any individual
right of ownership in anything that God
has made, and to establish in its stead
the glorious principle that He created all
things to bo owned and enjoyed alike by
all mankind. Then wo propose to or
ganize this whole great country, and
eventually the whole world, into a
theocratic community upon the princi
ple of holding all things in common,
taking for our models tho community
established by Pythagoras in the fifth
century before Christ and that of the
Essenes. which flourished during the
"By anarchy we hope to establish some
similarly glorious community, of which
all mankind snail iorerermoro dwell to
gether in unity. Thero will be no rich
and no poor, for all will own an equal
share in everything. Thero will bo none
of the law-suits, quarrels and murders
mat tue desiro for individual property
occasions. Tho laws of harmony and
love alone will govern. That such a
thine is possible has been abundantly
proven. The Shakers, Harmonists and
Zoarites, even though the two former
prohibit marriage, nave nourished in
this country for nearly a century. If
such communistic peace and love and
happiness is possible for a small number
or mankind, why not for all i If we shall
ever accomplish our purpose the result
will bo worth even a far greater sacrifice
of life than was required to freo the
slaves of the south, and tho bombs of tho
Haymarket will not havo exploded in
vain, nor will the execution of those of
us now under sentence of death bo a
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