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1 1 I 14, f IV ubllnhtd tvery 'Friday fAwralag By J. V. SMITH;- ' Kntf r"M at Mlienn poHtofllce an 5Qii4-ljUi iitnil multer. Subscription 'Hat: IVr year, In ol'inice '- tlJSO Mingle copies, In wrapper, Sc. , , Advertising Kates: J"' local rending notices, Brut Insertion, 10c per Ine. Each 8uboqiunt insertion, 5c. All communications should be addreaoed to the PRESS, Athenn, Oregon. thena, Oregon, July 14th, 1893. EXTRA SESSIONS. Many of our exc hanges especial ly those of the republican faith have been upbraiding President Cleveland because ho did not call an extra session of congress early jn the summer. We do not think Mr. Cleveland has been fieenliar in x . conservatism about calling an , session of congress. hen Abraham Lincoln was in- rated mhe rgtrofa gig- war. ... mere was a lear for an extra session of 41 ess 10 De cauea to meet as i?ly as the first week in April. because he did not follow his inaugu ral address with a proclamation to Assemble the houses within thirty j. days. He paid no heed to the racket. He consulted the wisest of the statesmen around him, the ( ablest, financiers of the country; 'Telt the pulse of the intelligent was vii 4inor I public, with that' most delicate I touch for which he is now famous, , , and patiently waited for the'mem- -fcHisto get the cobwebs' out of theirTi5a.ds;1,hat'btd been woven by the spider of panic and com promise. yinougn ho laced an empty treasury and the credit of the government was so low that Londonasked an interest of 12 per '7 cent, on short loans; though the I A CoJrfedor'acy had been . organized Y at Montgomery; though state after I - V state seepdod; ' troops were called X, outarmies were .organized; the irst Bull Run was fought: many ijbts in the West "occurred; there s!ja vigorous campaign in. West rginia; and yot congress was not sembled until Aug 6th. When vhouses met they were ready ' tlin sejEwtrr-huiiincss the situa estcd. They would not "k ready in April: would i gJ rather in the way, an 4'fnotion to,, the natural march Ventsyr-' JrUleveland has this distin guished precedent; and Cleveland .. 'J ' was not committed to any date for the meeting until ho called for it. On June he stated to a re-rf3Mtfianfta- Wir'-pnrposo td caii4an extra session of congres8 "not earlier than the 1st. Nov. ror later than the loth of September. unless ' expected , contingencies should necessitate an earlier meet ing." Those who digest and assi milate tho force of the last eight words in tho above quotation, will "Bee that the noisy newspapers and other clamoror, have had no . weight in the matter. The "un t expected contingency" arose, when TTiendjan council stopped free silver coinage in that empire; the date was changed to meet tho con- k.tingencies, and the session called. WHAT CONGRESS SHOULD DO, Congress will meet Monday, F Aug 7. That will be lour months before the houno would assemble, ' by force of tho law, tho latter date being December 4. . Now, if Congress will elect a speaker and other officers, organ vje the committees, pass a bill re oaluigJthe pilver purchase law, ' juufgo horn e giving tho country and themselveaVty three months to obseive the cfi'eet of tho repeal; time to study out further legis lation of a financial kind, it seems ! us congress will, so far, do the wise thing. Such a course would commit no member or party to '' ny particular line of financial policy, in the long session to be gin in December; It would" pre sent a tost of the , theory that the purchase law is, the principal ag gravating cause of the present con dition of financial confusion, frUI.t, suspicion and failure. If confidence cauio promptly, as a 1 ulit of the repeal, congress would l;: , - " r fynn 10 proceed with the? remedies than it can-,. bo now. 1 If the reptfll had no appreciable effect," or 'an ! adverse one, that wiould 'provide "pointers'' for the trial of some other expedient. One thing at a time; and the one thing the county is demanding of eongf er 4-the stoppage of silver purchase. The belief among finan ciers and business men is universal, that these purchases are "inching" us toward the silver standard, the adjustment to which would be through a crash, Resides (which' the existing pinch is serenity and phi- nominal prosperity. This belief is just as good as a fact, so far as the effect it has is to be taken account of; no matter if the belief be the merest moonshine madness. The expunging of the law would speedily show whether the unan imous voice of the business and fi nancial classes were the voice of wisdom or the chatter of folly. Three months will be ample time for a trial of the effect of such ac tion at the President is certain to recommend; and we hope his re commendation will be followed. ' Congress should do its extra ses sion do, in twenty working days, and adjourn not later than Sep temher lstA IN 1873. A number of republican news papers, and especially the Pendle ton Tribune, are trying very hard to make it appear that the demo cratic party is responsible for the present financial disturbance. In 1872 the republican party achieved its most signal victory, had nearly a round million ma jority of he popular vote. In a total eh total vote of 346 they had 286 or more than three fourths of the whole. Pursuant to this triumph Gen, Grant was inaugur ated president March 4, 1873, Within three months of his inaug uration, signs of commercial weak ening began to appear at all the centres of trade and industry. Nine months from the day he took the oath of office the country was in the midst of the wildest panic it had ever experienced; 1836-44 wasn't a marker; 1857 was com pletely eclipsed. The pinch that panic brought went on pinching for nearly five years. All that time the people were blessed with republican rule. Considering the facts of that case isn't it rather absurd to charge the present pinch, which began under a republican administration, to a change o, party control? THE "BUZZARD" SQUAWK, Hull, of tho Milton ; Eagle (n tho Hull, we presume, of old Iroi sides or even ot Detroit an table-cloth fame) takes a quill from the wing of his noble bird. The Eagle points it with brimstone fired with witticism; and, giving free scope to that com mendable qualification which he says so admirably adapts us for a journalistic career, proceeds to give us a complete and gratuitous "writo up," closing with the free advice to ''wipe of our chin," be cause we, supposing he made "turning over" a speciality, thought he was on the eve of per forming the acrobatic feat of "flopping his mighty wings on the other side of tho political fence, and advised him to "go slow." We being inexperienced wanted to see how the thing was done. Well, brother, before you again undertake such a "write up" of us, call and we will give you Borne data concerning ourselves, which will possibly prevent you from having to make such liberal use of that "cheerful disposition" to which you allude. We will state, howevor, should future occasion require, you may know," that we are personally ac quainted with Mr. Powers; we are not a "recent arrival from the effete East;" our name is not "John," and we are not of "Poca hontas fame." Now, Hull, "let us kindly ad ise you in all sincerity," before you attempt biography agaia just pin your ears back and step into a hole and then plug the hole. ... 'A SILLY THREAT. The silver miners, it is said, threaten to revolt against the government of the United States. Bless their; souls, they are too little to create more than a good-siz ed riot at the worst. The population of the leading silver states, Cali fornia, Colorado, Idaho. Mon tana, 8 nd Nevada in only about 485,000. - These states have about one thirty-second of the country's population.- Besides their people are not all fools; not all, by a long shot, . aro .interested,, di rectly in Bilv.cc mines. And if the whole at theni; 'every, able, bodied . man, were willing and anxious, to rebel, they could not raise as 'many men for war as could several single states to meet them, They have about one-half .the population of Illinois or Ohio; less than one third as many as New York, and about one-third as many as Penn sylvania. Those miners are ob jects of sympathy in their situa tion of idleness and lo3s; but they are no more entitled to commiser ation than many other single in dustries, that have lost dollars where the silver people have lost pennies,, since the pinch began. It is estimated that, the egg pro duct of tho United States is five times as valuable lis the silver product. Cotton, corn, wheat, hay, iron, coal these singly out value the silver froaa. three to thirty times over. ;The closing of the Indian mints "to coinage on private accounts, has hit them a hard blow, and they t ought to have sense enough to understand that, for this, no American party or class is in any degree responsible. HELIX ITEMS. Helix, June 12. Farmers are busy preparing to reap their bounti ful harvest which will bo ready in two or three weeks. The count ry h overrun with men hunting for work - Dr. Fuller has decided to locate with us. C. A. Davis and family with Willie and Jimmie Isaac started for the river with a load of fishing tackle this morning. The trout have our sympathy. Two of Ike and Bona Atkinson's brothers aro here from Seattle. Tho boys have been with us before and we are glad to see them again. David Gordon was in from the lower Juniper country yesterday and purchased a header from the W, C. F. Co. Mr. Gordon says wheat looks well in his neighbor hood. George V. Hamilton and J. D. Israel are in town today, they say the wheat prospect throughout the country is very good. ADAMS NOTtS. 1 N mi 1893. Mrs winuam McBride, returned Friday evening from a two weeks visit with re latives in Walla Walln, Dayton and Weston. Mrs. John Proffitt arrived froM Centralia Wash , last week. Mr, Proffitt having decided to locate here permanently. L, M. W atrus went to the coun ty seat Sunday, he being the de fendant in a land contest case be fore the court there. " Farmer John Adams and wife, were passengers on Sunday even ing's No. 6 for Portland. Mr. Adams having been subpoenaed as a Federal court juror. Hamilton & Rourke as well as Killen & Taylor have a force of men engaged in repairing their wheat platforms and warehouse preparatory to the, handling of the immense wheat crops which will soon be ready to move. A well dressed stranger by the name of Wilson, lately from the east, in attempting to board Sat urday night'slocal at.'this place in tending to beat his way to Walla Walla, missed his calculations and fell between the cars of the train, thereby sustaining a painful in jury to his left foot, which later on was amputated by surgeons of Walla Walla. Tho train crew picked him up and took him there as a. matter of humanity. Although tho weather the past few days has been favorable as re gards crops, a good rain would, we think, go further toward "restoring confidence" in this neck of the woods, than any expected results in the matter of financial legisla tion to be brought about under the orders of "His Hog Island Ma jesty," Geo. Hamilton andF. F. Rourke were here this week looking after their interests in the way of ware house and platform facilities. They report Jain prospects good, in the countu' adjacent to their warehouses and will no doubt do a large business this fall. The Canyon City News tells of a Fourth of July celebration in that town along in the Ws, when John C. Luce arose to read the Declaration of Independence, and read in a rich, dark brown voice nearly half of the constitution of the U"nited States before Hon. W. Lair Hill pulled tho tail of John's coat and found the right page for him. THE A THBNA IS NBWSFAPBR ! 150 - Subscribe -1.50 ,; i , vSSt J - - ': ! V . .1 i If r f J t,-;M A ci: J-.V"-:'.""": ii W c";-': tftloeottrvltauiitli. I 7jtlL W Yt lot ow itntk teothe i TTi3S?H Bad Eoads Makes trade slow, hut we offer such RARE INDUCEMENTS to Customers who venture forth, that they come to town in spite of ' -' ; 1 1 tr "4 HI II 1 1 Whenever they are in town they find just w hat they want and are able to make Deals That Do not neglect the CHANCE, OFFER. IV. 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