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Something About the Republican Candidates To Be Voted For
A Review of the Ticket As Made by the Executive Committee of Union County
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Republcan Standard Bearer Who Is
Eight to Five FaTorite In Betting.
The voters of Oregon will be called
upon Tuesday to choose officers clear
down the line,; from congroiiunu to
constable. It Is well to know some
thlr: of the men whom yon expect to
or would like U support and therefore
the Executive c-.m:nlttee of the Union
county central ' remittee tor ih
Bubllcan party offers a few commend
able words on men they know to be
worthy of your suffrage.
Plain Jay Bowerman of Condoa.
With the fight that has been waged
against Jay Bowerman, some may not
understand who' he 'la and what his
standing Is in this state. He Is a boy
fborn and raised Just as many Union
County boys have been, without the
assistance of wealth, being taught that
honorable labor was a part of his ex
istence. We find him as a mere lad In Sa
lem, Oregon, splitting wood for neigh
bors to earn a few. dollars; we find
him later working his way through
college and living as cheaply as pos
sible; next we find him before the bar
for examination where he was success-
ful end then he took up his residence
In Eastern Oregon at Condon. His
neighbors recognized hla ability and
elected him to the state senate where
again his ability was recognized and
he was made president of that body.
No law has passed the legislature of
Oregon" lately without the thorough
scrutiny of Jay Bowerman. He has
been a warm friend to the direct pri
mary and Statement No. One, has nev
er raised his hand against a measure
adopted by the people, and what is
more never will. If the people pass
a bad law, his policy is let the people
repeal it. Worthy in every way of your
support is this Eastern Oregon boy;
this boy who enlisted under his coun
try's flag during the Spanish-American
war; this boy who is thoroughly post
61 on the state and what Is needed and
Is not afraid to take a stand on a sub
ject. Other State Officers.
On the republican state ticket will
be found Frank W. Benson, for serce
tary of state, Thomas B. Kay tor state
treasurer, Henry J. Bean and Thos.
McBrlde for Justices for four year
terms, George H. Burnett and Frank
A Moore Justices for six year terms,
A. M. Crawford for attorney general,
L. R. Alderman for school superin
tendent, W. S. Dunlway for state print
er, O. P. Hoff, commissioner of labor,
and Frank J. Miller for railroad com
missioner. All these men have the
strongest recommendation from their
neighbors and each Is an honest, up
A. W. Lafferty.
The Second congreslonal district
must elect a congressman this fall,
and A. W. Lafferty, a wide-awake, pro
gressive republican has been nominat
ed. With his future yet before him
he stands before this district assuring
every voter of measures that he will
work for that are of Importance to Or
egon. He advocates a larger home
stead Mil, of throwing open to settle
ment the eight million acres of land
east of the Cascades, of state control
of the forests and many other things
that are vital to Union county and to
Ilome Boy for Commlsloner.
George Cochran of La Grande has
been honored with republican nomln
ation of water commissioner for tht
Second district, and when that honoi
was conferred upon him it was alsc
an honor upon Union County for
George Cochran is a native product.
Born In this valley and coming from
one of the pioneer families his life has
been without blemish and without
stain. His ability to fill the office of
commissioner Is best shown by the
fact that he drafted the first set of
rules and regulations for the water
court created by the last legislature
and was attorney In the first case that
Mr. Saxton, the present commissioner
by appointement, ever heard. ThoBe
rules have been permanently adopted
by both the Oregon districts and now
when a- man gets Into the water com
missioner's court he must do so by
following the rules and procedure laid
down by George Cochran. His prac-
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familiar with not only the water laws
of Oregon, but neighboring Btates as
well and fits him to act In a thorough
ly Informed manner on all litigation
that may come before him. Be sure
that George Cochran's name receives
the cross mark In the proper place.
Charlie Barrett by Acclamation.
If there Is a man on the republican
ticket who Is entitled to the unan
imous support of all citizens regard
less of political belief that man is
Charles A. Barrett, of Athena, candi
date for Joint senator from Union, Um
atilla and Morrow counties. He fought
the assembly openly and won the nom
ination fairly. He has been represen
tative from Umatilla county and that
county almost without exception fav
ors his elevation to the state senate
because of his value as a legislator.
And besides all of this Charlie Barrett
Is a man of sterling worth to any com
munity. Ask the farmers of Athena
who is the most broad minded and fair
man of the community. and invariably
the answer will be, "Charlie Barrett."
He has lived among those people, has
dealt with them, traded with them for
'years and they are his friends and sup
porters to a man. His opponent Is Dr.
M. K Hall of La Grande whom per
sonally this committee has high re
gard for, but who has no claim on the
voters of this district when opposed
by a man like Charlie Barrett.
"Jerry Rusk of Wallowa.
Union Is pleased this year to have
the privilege of voting for John P.
Busk, better known as "Jerry" Rusk,
of Wallowa County, for Joint repres
entative. He has been In legislature,
knows the run of the barnyard, and Is
an able law-maker, capable of taking
care of the interests of these two coun
ties. Rusk is mindful of what is need
ed In this part of Oregon, having been
a. resident for many years and also
having had the further advantage of
F. S. Ivanhoe, Candidate for District
Attorney on Republican Ticket.
going over the ground once during
the last session. It 1b not improbable
that Representative Rusk will be a
formidable candidate for speaker of
the house this winter, according to the
rumors that come from Willamette
Valley, and even In Portland It is ad
mitted that he will be the BtronKfst
man for the place that Eastern Oregon
could put up. This of itself vl'.l le
of material advantage to the two
i counties and only adds to the many
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A. W. Lafferty, Candidate
reasons why loyal support should be
given Jerry next Tuesday.
Francis S. Ivanhoe, Prosecutor.
This committee feels It an honor to
offer the voters Francis S. Ivanhoe for
renomlnatlon to the office of prosecut
ing attorney for this district In do
ing so we call to mind the caree pf
this old patriot. He came into the
Btate in 1887 and located at Joseph,
then the county seat of Wallowa coun
ts. There he practiced in the courts
and later removed to Enterprise car
rying on his law practice. In 1897 he
located in La Gran.de and has lieci
strongly Identified with Union co f'
and the Grande Ronde valley ever
since, but never losing that strong
feeling for Wallowa county and re
taining his warm personal, political
and commercial ties In the neighbor
ing valley. Every district Is not so
fortunate in being able to offer such
a candidate as Col. Ivanhoe for this
important position a position that Is
close to both the hearts and the pock
etbooks of the taxpayers. He has
served one term, having been elected
four years ago, and he has made good
In the fullest sense of the term. Dur
ing his administration the murderer,
the, horse thief, the petty larceny thief
and almost every other kind of a crim
inal haB felt the stern,' manly and able
talent of this veteran attorney. They
have felt the law, cold as It may have
been, laid down and fastened upon
them. But within that unflinching
prosecutor beats one of the .warmest
hearts ever given to man a heart
that perhaps was torn in sympainy
for the man whom he was convicting,
but guided by almost a matchless will
power he did his duty because he re
alized it was right. Again we say this
district is fortunate in having such
ability available for the office of pros
ecutor and it Is the duty of every good
citizen to support Ivanhoe at the polls.
At the head of the county ticket will
be found the name of Will Church as a
candidate for the lower house of the
legislature. While there is no doubt
as to his election, this committee wish
es to Impress upon the minds of all
voters the Importance of sending a
man like Church to Salena at this par
ticular time. He is thoroughly con
versant with business conditions of
this county, knowing what each town
is entitled to and also the agricultural
sections. He Is heartily in favor of
extending the experimental farm at
Union so that It will be of even great
er benefit to Eastern Oregon farmers,
and If the measure passes to locate a
branch Insane asylum In Eastern Ore
gon Will Church will be found labor
ing night and day for the town of Un
ion as a location for the institution.
for Congress In this District
The state already owns land there and
at the last legislature Union was nom
inated as one of the prospective sites.
There are many other things of inter
est to the county that Mr. Church will
work hard to obtain when he sits in
reperesentative hall In Salem next
winter as he no doubt will do.
The Connty Judgeship.
, Union county never had a better of
ficial than Judge J. C. Henry. This
statement is borne out by facts of rec
ord and evidence to be seen on every
hand In this valley. He is the man
who raised the county debt and made
Union county warrants go to par. He
is the man who cleaned up a back
yard left by preceding county Judges
that smelled badly in a financial way
He is the man who has built thirteen
steel bridges In the county when dur
ing all the admnistrations before his
only one bridge had been erected. He
Is the man who Installed the best road
machinery in this county that can be
had. and the people are getting the
benefit of that machinery by having
several miles of macadam road al
ready built and many more miles
planned. By the way, did you know
that under the Henry administration
Union county's business Is being cop
led after by other counties in Eastern
Oregon, other Judges claiming it to
be as near perfect as they have ever
seen? Do you know that Union coun
ty is the only county in Eastern Ore
gon that can boast of macadam high
ways? Do you know that the credit
of Union is now first class whereas a
few years ago it was in bad repute?
All of these things and many more are
reasons why Judge Henry should and
will be re-elected to the office of coun
ty Judge regardless of the underhanded
fight that is now being made upon him
by a man who once held the office and
ran the county deeply Into debt?
A Republican Sheriff.
There Is a good chance this year to
elect W. W. Randall, the republican
nominee for sheriff, and many leading
republicans are intensely Interested
in bringing this about. In Mr. Ran
dall the county has a man who when
chosen to the responsible office will
give his entire time and earnest ef
fort to the work required of him. He
13 a successful man and no man has
more personal friends In this valley.
His honesty and Integrity are legend
and a vote for him next Tuesday will
be the proper thing.
If a Grande Ronder was travelling
In Texas and see the name Ed. Wright
on a fence post he would wonder why
the words "County Clerk" did not fol
low It. The reason Is beacuse Ed.
Wright has made such a satisfactory
official that every inhabitant of this
county scarcely thinks of anyone els.
for that office. No matter who the
man may be that enters the clerk's of
fice he is given attention and his wants
are cared for; no matter how much
trouble it may be to accomodate one
who seeks information from that office
the Beeker is always accomodated and
the work is done with that frlendl
feeling which binds the seeker to Ed
Wright as a personal friend as well af
a political supporter. He earns thr
friendship of all and he has it. Th'
republican party of Union county '
prouder today of no man In the stat
than it is of this worthy official.
Snock's Extraordinary Book".
You know officials by their wc!
and In the case of Recorder I. R. Snook
who Is a candidate for re-election, this
knowledge Is worth something both to
himself and to the county. That he Is
the best man for that office who has
ever filled It Is commonly remarked
and this conclusion is drawn from the
fact that his books are in first class
shape, that his office is kept right up
to the minute, leaving nothing to accu
mulate, and that everyone who has
business with the recorder of convey
ances is more than satisfied with the
accuracy found on every hand. Mr.
Snook is very popular with people be
cause he Is one of the people. He has
a perfect right to ask re-election upon
"Honest John Frawley.
The title of "Honest John" Is an old
one but with County Treasurer Fraw
ley it is well deserved. When a bank
failure caught the county money Fraw-
ley's bondsmen made good every, cent.
But what did Frawley do? Did he
shift his property and attempt to avoid
a burden that seemed hardly a fair
one? No, not John Frawley; he should
ered the load and raised what money
ho could even by mortgaging his per
sonal effects. He then did not have
money enough to pay his bondsmen
and he arranged an installment sys
tem which he Is meeting like a man
that he is. Union county's treasurer
is the Ideal exponent of an honest
man. He has shown It by his acts,
which is the best proof in all the
world. Vote for John Frawley, not be
cause he needs the vote to be elected,
but because you personally will en
Joy the satisfaction of voting for such
a man for treasurer.
"Doc." Bacon as Coroner. .
A word can be said about Dr. C. T.
Bacon, candidate for coroner, and a a very nervous man in those days. He
word Is sufficient, for there is not a , was always forgetting his lines. But
man, woman or child in Union county as the blind colonel he seemed destined
who does not know this old physician ; to be particularly nervous, and there
who has ridden the valley hundreds ! ore e arranged with the prompter
o times racing with the white horse thot on th first "whenever he
death to some home where the Infant, orot 8 ,he, Bnu,ld snap
the mother or possibly the father was , - "J Jg&J Tree fo,
111. No man gets so close to the aver-1 got hla lines contInually. His finger
, . mapped all through the show like an
W. W. Randall, Candidate for Sheriff
on Republican Ticket
age human as the family doctor and
no man forms stronger friendships,
Bacon is a candidate for coroner
because a number ot his friends In
sisted that he should be. Some one
had to fill the office and naturally peo
ple turned to a good man for the place,
Elgin's Candidate for Commissioner.
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Rea lzing as we do the importan
of Elgin and community to the remain-
aer or tne county; realizing also the
development and advancement that 1b
sure to come shortly ln that part of
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Frauk SV. Benson, Candidate for Secre.
tary of State on Republican Ticket.
Union county, it Is no small pleasure
to invite the voters to cast their ballots
for one of the strongest men In the
Elgin country Cecil Golloway. He.
is now serving as commissioner, has
shown his ability for the place, and
this county needs him for another
term. Elgin and the north end of the
county should be well represented in
the county court by a strong man a
man of character. and positive stand.
Galloway is that kind of an individual.
Hefiever lays down when he thinks
he is right, and he is usually right.
The smallest detail of county business
receives his careful attention and he
looks after matters as though they .
were bis personal affairs. With Cecil
Galloway a member of county court the
north end of the county has a repre
sentative that will not only care for
that splendid section of the county but
his advice on all county matters will
be of great value. - When you make out
your ticket carefully remember that
a vote for Galloway means a vote for
advancement and safe administration.
Pooled the Critics.
"Beerbohm Tree," said a Philadel
phia critic, "at the beginning of his ca
reer undertook the part of the blind
Colonel Challlce in 'Alone.' Tree was
j unending package of firecrackers. He
; thought his career was doomed, but
the next morning all the critics said
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"'Mr. Tree's artistic study of the
blind Colonel Challlce was a revelation.
Never before have the habits and
thoughts of the blind been so carefully
analyzed and so faithfully portrayed.
The entire study was perfect, even
down to the nervous twitching of the
fingers and the anxious listening, 4
though loss of sight made hearing till
the more dear.! "
No Wonder Ha Was Disgusttd,
It was on the Peary north pole ex
pedition that an Eskimo came Into
possession of a piece of wire. Never
having seen wire before, he aBked Pro
fessor D. B. McMillan what it wM
"White men string it on poles struct
Into the ground, and by talking Into
an Instrument at one end the voice can
be heard on the other," he was told M
Professor McMillan. The next morn
ing somebody called to Peary and tn
other members of the expedition to
come nnt nnd wntrh the Eskimo.
I Wfia aHrlrtnfr nnmn forked nolefl lfltO
; tte ground and Hanging ms piece
wire on top of them. He nexi ne"
one end of the wire to his mouth anfl
talked to it at the top of his voice
i Then he hurried to the other end an
j ncid wlre t0 his ear, expecting
' hear hl3 own words repeated. Wbe
he failed to hear any sound he looueo
at nlg wWte frilnd3 ln disgust-d
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