INDEPENDENCE ENTERPRISE, INDEPENDENCE, OREGON Independence Enterprise. PUBLIHftEO EVERY THURSDAY. - Entered at Independence, pMtoffloe Mecond-cM matter. Subscription $1.50 Per Year. BY HARRY E. WAGONER. Mr, Hanna says he will not go to tho Philadelphia convention and Mr. Bryan says he will not be present at the Kansas City convention. Just the same these two persons will be the dominating spirits in their conventions respectively, or, if you please, they will be the whole sh6w. Hon. S. C. Spencer, of Portland, Ore., will address the citizens of Independence on the political issues of the day from a republican standpoint, at the auditorium this coming Saturday evening. Mr. Spencer is well-known as one of the best speakers in the Oregon canvass, and all should hear him. and refusing Quay. The first willfully violated the marriage laws, the second spent over a half million to become a member of the senate, and the last en deavored to force himself on the senate against numerous precedents, law and right. This question of seating a senator on a governor's appointment is forever settled. Never will such political lorce be brought to bear as Quay controlled. T 1 1 a 4 ra oaa PflnvnRS WES UOfc Wltnuuu lto ,i results. A number of weak swaddling after Mfty L 1 otofoempn viemea 10 his influence, and flopped to his support. Every case of this kind that ever came 0iVWntirn was a riehteous one in comparison with Quay's, yet he lacked but one vote of reversing a long series of precedents. This question, of course, should be relegated to me uutgivuuu j electing senators by popular vote. St........-.'------------'-''' Just Like a Letter This week noted the commitment to prison of Captain Oberlin M. Carter, late of the U. S. A., who swindled this gov ernment out of something like $2,000,000. The case has been stubbornly contested by some of the ablest counsel in the United States. His short term of sentence is a miserable miscarriage of justice. Senator Stewart, in a vain effort to explain why he flopped to the Quay supporters after voting against seating Corbott, said that he did so because he believed "Mr. Corbett did not come with clean hands." Be that as it may, it comes with ill grace for a man who has bought his way to the senate, as Mr. Stewart has, to speak about clean hands. Senator Quay, in Stewart's eyes, must be an angel. General MacArthur now assumes con trol of affairs in the Philippines and General Otis will return home. General MacArthur is more popular than Otis. The Philippine campaign has established him a splendid military record, and his promotions, justly earned, has assured him of the commander-in-chief's station in the U. S. Army in the regular course of promotion. Let it be hoped that he will bo successful in bringing trouble to a speedy and satisfactory conclusion. General Longstreet, the most renowned ex-Confederate soldier now living, is to be pensioned. The old warrior served con spicuously in the Mexican war as a major in the United States army, and it is for this service that he is to be rewarded. He is now living in very meager circum stances, and is quite feeble. lhe great episode which gave Longstreet his stand ing as a great general is forgotten by a great republic, for our nation is not only great enough to remember but as well to forget. Dewey starts out this week on a grand exhibition tour, and to him, undoubtedly, the great receptions to be tendered him will appear in the light of overwhelming popular clamor for his election to the presidency. After July 4, the democratic party, the party of his "chosen and well matured convictions" will give him an opportunity to display his "enthusiasm for democratic success" by supporting the ol the party, William J. Bryan. r. n.u-.v shimls absolutely no show of ' receiving the nomination. M'Cormick, Wash., April 25, '00 4 Independence Enterprise: Dear Sirs: "As I have bad two t 4 notices from you in regard to my paper 4 I will take time and drop you a line a 'f I would like to have you send me the 4 Enterprise again for it seems like a f letter from home. The, mills ar running full blast, r 4 fif-itYio timfM nhnrt of hands and at other 4 times full handed. There are a great 4 many accidents. Only a few weeks ago r 4 a man was killed in the timber. Joe 4 Tuck was hurt today, but not serious. 4 1 did not go to the timber to work as I 4 had intended but began work in the 4 mill at $2 per day. It is two miles to 4 McCormick, our nearest pout office, so I J 4 will just send the amount in the letter." r 4 Youib very respectfully, 4 Leland Young. Gets His Money's Worth. Pome roy, Wash., April 24, 1900. Independence Enterprise, " Independence, Oregon. Dear Sirs: "Enclosed find money order for $1.50; one year's subscription to your much appreciated paper. I am pleased to note continued improvements and other evidences of prosperity. May good fortune continue to be your lot." Our Plan Approved. Rossland B. C, April 23, 1900. . Frifind Harry: Z "Your notice of the expiration of my subscription to the paper came this evening and I will enclose $1.50, the . a amount for one year. I guess my time is already out and . kUma van for it as I expected you to a. irivn me not ice as I did not remember D r when my time was up. I fully approve of your Dlan of running the business and do not wish to get the paper longer than it is paid for. We are enjoying $ the most beautiful weather here now and have been for some time. We have had what we think to be several attempt to burn tho town of late, but the fiie department is good so stopped them with but little damage. The labor question which has caused so much trouble here lias been setuea wr me time being, although not altogether satisfactory to the miners. With regards to all and best wishes for your success, I still remain, Yours truly, Nar Patterson. CURRENT NEWSPAPER PARAGRAPHS. "1 ; truth when it says of "Cyclone Davis: Fi"It seems a pity, though, that such a big ,iT iii - r- " ' r Colony for Lane County. The Eugene Guard says the Danish col ony for Lane County will comprise be tween 200 and 300 families, and that they will occupy from 5000 to 10,000 acres of The colonists will begin to arrive Doesn't Remember '90. Portland Telegram. David Bennett Hill is coming to the Kansas City convention to try to have the Chicago platform toned down and made a little more reasonable, but his voice will be like a whisper in a whirl wind. Like Our Way. Ullnels State Journal. Oregon Republicans in their state con vention declared in favor of the gold standard, retaining the Philippines, for expansion, and the immediate construc tion of an isthmian canal, under govern ment control. There is no tinge of mug- wumpery about Oregon Republicans. New "Native Sons," S. F. Call. The steamship China brought 137 coolies to this port. The Doric had 132 on hoard, and now the Nippon Maru is in the harbor with 266 more of "merchants, students, tourists and native sons." It this procession keeps up Collector ot the Port Jackson will soon have enough with which to open a new parlor of native sons. United States Exhibits. X. Y. Sua. The number of United States exhibits at the Paris Exposition is 6,564. France alone showing more. Next to the United States comes Bel gium with 2,512. Great Britain sends less than 700. We believe that they call America the great land of trusts. Getting: Ready to Run. S. F, Call. General Miles has announced himself as Verv trulv yours, B. F. Burch. a candidate for the presidency, and has also advocated the construction from the f Atlantic to the Pacific of a broad highway f smooth enough to play marbles on, so it f looks as if the general wishes to have an easy route lor running wnen ne gets started. Tfco OreiTon State Penitentiary carries The Vmoriean congress is higher in ; about a hundred less convicts than it d.d j tht-ftin.ation of the people for having i five or six years ago. This speaks well xpelled Roberts, reporting against Clark, j for the good order of our people. j Au Eastern Opinion. Illinois istate Journal. "Every indication points to the heaviest wool clip in the northwest for many years." This is the opinion of a member of a Boston wool firm, M. E. Race who has just been through Utah, Lini-m rnntnnn and Wvomine. This is better news than to hear of the wholesale oio.liier of Rhepn because farmers cannot afford to feed them, as was the case under a free wool policy. A Great Donator. Illinois State Journal. During 1S98 Andrew Carnegie gave an oo-crrpo-ntfi of $3,503,500 to American .Kli'n 1,'hrnHes. but he has broken that record this year, despite the fact that but i 1 T j 1 12 I ! one-fourth ot it lias passed, in me nrsi il,r.o months o f 1900 he has given an .....rrn.,tA nf 4.H()0.000 toward the build ing and enlarging of public libraries. In loss than a vear and a half he has given almost $8,000,000 to the libraries. Out of Ills Line of Business. Ashland Tidings. The Portland Evening Telegram is not fellow as Davis would'nt have pride enough to go out into tho timber some where and make an honest living." But then "Cyclone" is no wood's man he's a jaw-smith and a mightily poor one at that. Without Free Silver Illinois State Journal, The money circulation of the country, which was $1,509,725,200 on July 1, 1896, had increased to $2,002,931,791 on March 1, 1900: This was a gain of nearly five hundred million dollars in three years and a half. Of this increase $295,150,584 was in gold coin and gold certificates. During the same length of time, what could the free silverites have done if they had secured control of the government? According to their own theories, they would have had a large number of "50 cent dollars to pay debts with." Ingalls on Dewey. Ex-Senator John J. Ingalls, of Kansas, when interviewed lately concerning the Dewey candidacy, said: "It is unfortunate for the fame of Dewey that he did not remain indefinite at Ma nila. The perspective was greatly to his advantage, and distance lent enchant ment to the view. He was a hero at Ma nila, but ever since he landed in New York the bran and sawdust has been run ning out of him. Everything he has said and done has sunk him steadily in public estimation. "All his utterances have been cheap, weak and silly, and his conduct has been feeble and vacillating to the edge of imbe cility. Somebody has buncoed the admi ral. His candidacy is ridiculous. His ignorance of politics and public issues aud public duties is pathetic. Since Hancock's announcement in the Garfield campaign that the tariff was a local question, ' which he had heard mentioned at JNornstown, Pa., there has been nothing so absurd as Dewey's declaration for the flag and tree trade. He will not receive a vote m either convention. The presentation of his name would provoke inextinguishable laughter and derision. What the admiral noo1a oViovp AVfirvthinsr else at this time is "Vvu www i w j o a course of instruction in the noble art of taciturnity." Have You Registered? T5flow is the number of voters that have registered with the county clerk from each precinct to date: lhe nrsi column shows the number of the precinct; the second column, the name ol the dis trict; the third column, the number of voters in the precinct, according to the 1898 poll books; and lastly the number of voters who have registered to date. No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 IS 19 20 21 Douglas :144. . Jackson 152. . Salt Lake 68. . Spring Valley 107. . Eola 183.. Rickreall 108.. South Independence 151.. South Monmouth 148. Buena Vista 102. Suver 54. Luckiamute 193. ... 132 . 94 .100 . 43 . 77 .105 .110 .124 . 97 . 65 42 Bridgeport 98 East Drtlla? 176 . . McCoy 87... South Dallas 13(5 . - North Independence 110... North Dalla- 135 . Rock Creek 36. . . M;ddle Independence 96... North Monmouth 102. . . FrIIs Citv 117. . . 81 .186 . 84 .136 . 82 .141 . 60 . 81 . 79 .119 Total 2508 2u38 overly complimentary, but it hits the Registered during the week, 122.