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About Albany daily democrat. (Albany, Or.) 1888-192? | View Entire Issue (Jan. 7, 1889)
"I,E ROI 1ST JIOKT."
(Written for the Democrat.) .
The published opinions of public men on
the merits of the President's farewell mes
sage are characteristic of their respective
political sentiments. Such opinions are
valueless, because there is no assurance
that the are sincere. A document ofthi
kind emanating from the President under
the circumstances confronting him, is en
titled to more than casual consideration
and hast ill-informed partisan criticism.
For a democrat to say it is good and a re
publican to say It Is bad.is all meaningless.
It throws no light on ' the paper, and It
limply . Illustrates the' restraint thrown
around the judgment of politicians.
Mr. Cleveland has made his record,and it
will go down into history and be measured
by time for what It Is rerily worth. I' wilt
certain'.v be conspicuous, if only because
it is a break in the long line of republican
Administrations under the order ot things
brought about by the wur. His last annual
mes6age,prepared as It has been with great
care, setting before the country his policy
and his important acts In a manner intend
ed to give them the greatest justification,
suggesting the causes of defeat, and warnr
ine the people against the dangers mat, in
his opinion, environ them, presents sub
jects that invite the attention of republicans
as well as democrats, . , i
Itis said by the republicans that the gen.
eral condition of the country is one of
prosperity, and that the outlook is not so
hopeless as the President seems disposed
to make it. But he has not said that it is
hopeless. He has merely warned tbe couri
try of its possible dangers. Eternal vigl
lance is the price of prosperity as well as
of liberty. In the fairest weather the
safest, ocean steamer keeps its forward
watch on the lookout, and it is the duty of
the Captain of the sea ship or the ship of
state to look out for trouble ahead and
promptly sound the warning, and not con
teiit himself with announcing all's well
simply because everything about
It is to be feared that the Presideni's last
message will pass out of men's minds be
cause he is nassinc out of power. But in
truth it is because he is passing out of
power that his words are of more force.The
temptation to one in such a position is to
augment the present well being, to declare
that everything looks cheering and then
leave the future to make comparison when
the inevitable mishaps of political manage
ment come to pass. Damage is not . done
simply by the election. If damage comes
It must come from the new management
after it is installed and has its opportunity
for good or evil.. '
The greatest evil of the times manifests
itself in the attitude in which President
Cleveland is placed at this hour. There is
a certain turning away from him, a certain
betrayal of a feeling that he is no longer
the dispenser of power anil gifts that Is un
generous and contemptible. This feeling
reveals itself in small ways as well as great.
Perhaps the greatest revelation is in the
small things. . Only the other day a day
long set aside ior the reception of those
who desired to pay their respects te the
President because they desired to honor
him when the appointed hour came there
were so few present that it was announced
very properly that there would be no re
ception. His declining to make his appear
ance conveys the gratifying assurance that
Mr. Cleveland respects himself and the
great effice that he holds
It has, at all times, been the ill fortune of
rulers to be forgotten when their successors
trip into power at their death. It has al
ways taken but one breath to exclaim that
hs king is dead and to shout long life to
the new king. But this Is royalty ,not that
weak flavor of royalty that has become the
fashion of the free-born American. Yet a
golden sunset closing the serenity of a fair
day may be a better symbol than the rising
sun piercing clouds that may hera'd a com
When the President's message was read
in the House the democrats roundly cheer
ed some of its passages, while the republi
cans sneeringly laughed aloud. It was ill
mannered to say the least of It. Itis thus
in the prize ring, but not so with men who
cross swords. When Grant and Lee met
at Appomattox after the final struggle they
raised their hats.- Barbarian warriors
dragged their captives at their heels in
chains, and the brutal Britisher shouts
down his already defcatod adversary in the
Commons. It is a pity that our political
encounters are so dirty to the touch and so
indecent in their exultations of victory.
January 3rd, 18S9.
It is by no means settled that forests increase
rainfall, as is quite generally believed. From
an analysis of many series of observations record
ed in New England and on the Western prairies,
regions which have undergone radical changes
in respect to their forest covering, Mr. Henry
Gannett has reached the conclusion that wooded
areas have no influence on rainfall, though they
produce, notwithstanding; important economic
effects. They act as reservoirs to keep back
the rain from the rivers, preventing-floods, but
also, as much water is evaporated from the leaves
without reaching the earth, permanently dimin
ishing the flow of the streams' that Irrigate arid
valleys. They also reduce the extremes of
temperature, act as windbreaks, and otherwise
serve useful purposes.
Selling at Cost. Until after the holi
days all my stock of felt hats and bonnets,
baby hoods, plushes, fancy feathers,' eto.
Special sale, call early. Ida M. Brush,
Brst door east Strahan's new brick.
It Is when the workingman'findshls flour
barrel and his coal bin empty and his fam
ily needing clothes and bedding and the
chill winds of winter whistling around his
humble home, that he realizes how the
power of the trusts and monopolistic com binations
which Mr. Blaine defends and
the republican party feeds arid fosters with
high tariff taxes, is heartlessly employed to
grind the poor into dust with exactions on
which capital prospers and multiplies itself
The Statesman says there is some talk of
dividing Linn county at the coming ses
sion of the Legislature. ' This will be ne ws
to the people of this county, and already
inquiry is being made as to what section of
the state is moving in the matter.
Thompson k Overmaolkeep the best bar-
H.Ewert, practical watchmaker and ;o
If von want a elean and fine smoke ask for
J. Joseph's home mails white labor cigars
For sale bv most- cigar dealers and at his
Joseph's factory. . . , . , ,
A nain in the back often leads to comDli
csted diseases that arc almost incurable
Oregon Kidney Tea cures the first and
vents tbe latter. It is sorely vegetaoie.
is warranted and sold by Foshay & Masen,
This space Is reserved for Dr. Gals
and 8on, of the Oily Drug- Store.
Watch lor their adv.
newitca sires and portierres.
NEW TAMi'MVEM. 1 a
'.'A '. ' .'llJ'siati'lllllM 1l IHTAU
LINEN TABLE SETS, NArMnS 1U maimi, -T m?rx: t
mmm W LINEN AID SILK HANDKERCHIEFS.
FINE LACE HANDKERCHIEFS.
TRUNKS AND VALISES.
SILK DRESS PATTERNS. ; ; .
COLORED AND SILK WARP HENRIETTAS.
Boot" and Sttfe Department.
CHANGE IN BUSINESS.
All narlica knowins theuselves indebted
tn tha Krm at Thomoson & Waters., either
bv note or account, must come forward and
Settle tne same witnm.iiuirfcy iwj.,
is ftoing to be a change in their business.
Brownsville, ur.,Jan. iss, ioo:t.
Ihomfsoh & Waters.
Rather than the Cheapest
jmjjJ Fortland, Oreron.
ShcrUiani Common School and PtnmoKihlp Dtpart
mentt. StuitdHH diniuel a-ny-the- Cata
logue an.l auec-iinena ! VS11n.RKi,tDlTe'
l? s.. Wfll !'. P ARMSTRONG. PrUi
For Fall and Winter
LADIES AND CENTS FANCY SLIPPERS.
v ' CENTS F.NE SHOES, j" "
MISSES ANLt CHILDRENS FINE SHOES AND SLIPPERS,
FELT SLIPPERS OF ALL KINDS.
CHOICE NOVELTIES IM DECORATED GHINA-
TEA SETS. 11 " "
FRUlt PLATES AN DSAUCERS.
DECORATED BEDROOM SETS,
AND A LARCc ASSUMM". ur nvi.ua...
L E. BLAIN'S.
Rubber Coats and Boots, Shoes
OVERCOATS, Fine Assortment,
Pea Jackets-Chinchilla, Astrachan
Pull Line of Duck Suitings,
ALL GRADES WOOLEN OVER SHIRTS
Big Stock Cardigan Jackets,
HEAVY MERINO AND ALL WOOL UNDERWEAR.
ter Gloves and
Samuel E. Ydtiiig.
at or below COST.
Gentlemen frequently complain of their
barber shaving them too oloso, anil the face
and neck breaking out into small pimples.
If Dotard's specitio is applied to the face im
mediately after shavinp, do matter how clo. e
the ehav, all soreness will be prevented,
Sold by Foshay & Mison.
B iliy cirriages at Stewart ft Sox's.
ALL WEIGHTS LEATHER BOOTS AND SHOES.
UMBRELLAS, HATS, ETC.
Lwt but not least h lare stock.of CLOTNING AND FURNISHINGS
X JES USZCAJCittr
Stick a Pin
in the fact that I am offering better bargains that, any one else in Albany
in the fact tnai 1 bankrupt Bales I can sell
General merchandise of all kinds call on me.
Particular bargains in sample
Cash or Goods for Country Produce.
0, W. SIMPSON,
STOCKMEN AND FARMERS
I hereby certify that Dr, I.' N.' Woodle
has successfully operatod on my ridgllng
horse, ISAAC HAYS.
For further reference lu regard to rldg-;
ings Inquire) of Wm.' Peterson, Dave Pe
terson, Lebanon 1 John Uardman, Alfred
Wolverton, Albany j Sam Gaines, Holo;
Wm. Foster, Prluevillw. I practice voter
inary medicine in Albany and country
surrounding. Office and residence corner
6th and Washington Sts.
X. N. WOODLE,
A.J. ROSSITER, V. S.
Sraduat9 of Ontario Yetarinarj
and member of the Ontarion Veterinary
Society. Is prepared to treat diseases pf all
domestio animals on scientific principles.
Residence and office two doors east of
Opera House. Albany.
DR. C WATSON MASTON
Physician and Surgeon.
Offloe opposite the 0 1 n 1 ;