I) FRIDAY. MAY 30, 1902. A CLEAN Sketches of Candidates on the Independent Citizens Ticket On Tuesday, April 8th, the largest convention ever held in Clackamas county convened in Oregon City and nominated the county ticket shown at the head of our editorial columns . This convention which was composed of 287 dele gates, independent voters from the republican, democratic, populist and socialist parties, nominated the gentlemen, sketches of whom follow, for the different offices. These ncminees have trade a clean canvass in every precinct In Clackamas county and on next Monday, June 2, ask all the c onecientious citizens of the county for their votes, believing that is for the best interests of the taxpayers to vote the citizens ticket, if thty wish a ood, clean administration of county affairs. Not a word can he said against anyone of the candidates, and if the voter is far sighted enough all will be elected : GEORGE W. GRACE, The nominee for state senator on the citiz"'fl ticket. was born in Coles county, III., February 20, 1854, and moved when Na boy with his father to Missouri. After receiving a common school tducation he attended the state school of mines and metallurgy one term, and came to Ore gon in the sprint; of 1880. He r in a gov ernment survey party for four years with J. VV. Me drum, and then went into the stock business, and later moved to this county and bought a farm on the Clackamns' river, where he farmed for three years, after which he engaged in the general merchandise business, and has been interested in that business ever since. In 18!)6 he was e lected sheriff on the populist ticket, defeating Eli Maddock by nearly 1000 majority, but, not desir ing a second then refused to allow his namet o go before thecinvention. He was mi' erward elected councilman freffn Oregon City No. 3, his name being placed on both tickets, and served one year and resigned on account of removal to another ward. Mr. Grace enjovs the well merited esteem of Ids fellow men to a greater ex tent, than most men. The nomination of Mr. Giatafor senator was a case of the office seeking the men. ,- .1--v j; Aff t' A" .-v ': I ,1111 ..' RICHARD SCOTT, Candidate for joint senator with Mult nomah, is a prominent dairyman and farmer of Milwaukie,and has lived there for a great many years. He has twice served as county commissioner and has always been a republican. Mr. Scott has done more to advance the interests of tle farmer and dairyman than any other man in the Ltate, and has for years been connected with the state fair man agement. To show how he is appreciated in his home precinct he has served seventeen years as school director out of the nine teen lie has lived in Milwaukie, and is chairman of the board at the present time, CHARLES V. CLARK, Candidate for representative, ii a na tive of Missouii, and was born in 1858. He came to the coast in 1874, and to Clackamas county in 1875, and has been a resident of this county ever since with the exception of three years in Willam ette University, where he received the ;i 'XI 3 decree of B. S., and one year in the merchandise business in Marion county. The balance of the time he has been a resident of Clackamas, where he suc cessfully conduct a Intro farm. He has never been a candidate for office, and it was only on the eames solicitation of his friends ami the unanitiioui Bentiment of the convention that caused him to ac cept the nomination. This is the kind of men we want to elect. He is an able man and a goui orator and is in every way qualified for the position GIM1KRT L. HKIHilS, Candidate for representative, is a native son of Clackamas county, having been born in Canemuh in 1874. When 15 yenM of age he was sent to Phillips Academy of Andover, Mass., where lie , " fit " TICKET. remained three years graduating In 1892. In the fall of that year he entered Yale University and four years afterward graduated with B. A. degree. Desiring to prepare for the practice of law he en tered the law department of that uni versity, completing the coarse in two years. After returning to OrVgon City he waB connected with the law firm of Hedges & Griffith for lome time, after ward opening offices for himself in the Weinhard building. The clean and llTf.ir ..,.. ..i!i,i,.iii......AJt..Jia bright careeV of Mr. Hedges forced him to the front both proiesssonally and po- li'icallv and in 1900 he was elected on citizens ticket to represent this county in the state legislature, bt,ing the only one of his party candidates lor trie legis lature elected. During the session of ihatbody he championed several worthy measures, one f which was the reduc tion of railroad fare to three cents per mile, Many republicans already con ceed his re-election. He was not a can didete, but the convention would not let him decline. He will be elected. O. W. EA8THAM, Candidate for representative, is a native Oregoman, having been brought up on Butte Creek, 20 miles eouth of Oregon City. For two years he studied law un der Judge Moreland and then attended the law department of the University of California for two years more, when he was admitted to the bar of California. Prepared to settle down to his life work he returned to take up the practice of his profession near his old home and on I i '.-,.1 i !,, admission to the Oregon bar he entered into partnership with Hon. G. B. D:m- icit and the firm built up a good busi ness. Recently the firm dissolved and Mr. Eastham now has offices by himself over the Bank of Oregon City. He is a substantial pioperty owner of Clacka mas county. Ilis fight in the citizens' movement has been to get more business and less politics in the management of county affairs. His nomination by the convention was by acclamation. w. F. YOUNO, Candidate for joint representative with Multnomah county on citizens ticket, was horn in 1862, in Harrison county, Missouri, and came across the plains with his parents in the summer of 1865,. being six months on the road. In the spring of 1806, his father bought W. P, Baker's donation claim situated in sec tions 17 and 18, township 3, range 1 west in Clackamas county, where he lived until 20 years old, when he taught school for six years in Clackan.ae, Wash ington and Yamhill counties. By that time his parents being unable to run the farm, he quit teaching and went to farm ing, not as an occupation of his choice, but to make it tasier for his parents in their declining years, lie has been en gaged in mixed farming up to the pres ent, and is among the oldest and nioBt successful hop growers in the state ; was one of the first members of thtfButteville Hop Growers' Fire Relief Association and has been one of the board of direc tors almost continuously since it was first organized 12 years ago; has served as clerk of his school district for the the last 10 or 11 vears with good satisfaction. Two years ago he was elected justice of the peace for Tualatin, Union and Pleas ant Hill precincts, which office he has tilled to the satisfaction of all parties. In his own precinct he polled more votes than republican on the ticket. Mr. Young received a public school educa tion, and after teaching school a few terms, went to Monmouth, but owing to sickness was unable to finish the course. Where he is well known he is looked upon as a temperate, truthful, honest and moral man, aua his word is as good as his bond. : r. ' . C . . ."J .'.:;, . 1 ELMER DIXON, JJili mm MB. M..,lMM,l,AW.l If I t . n Cai.uiuaie Ir couniy judtCM, is a native of Ohio, and was raised and educated in the schools and colleges of Galeshurg, III. He came to Oregon iu 1881, and lo cated on a farm in the Robert Caufield D. L.C. and has resided there and at Ely ever since. Mr. Dixon was elected ju tice of Oregon City precinct two consecu tive terms and in 1896, was elected clerk by the largest majority (over 1300) ever 4iven a candidaie in the history of the ;ounty and was reelected in- 1898, and filled the office to the entire satisfaction of every taxpayer. During this first term as clerk he paid his deputy out of lis salary as he promised on thecanvass. He is qualified in every wi y to fill the position of judge of this county. CHARLES W. RISLEY, Oandidate for commissioner, was born in Clackamas county, across the river from Oswego, in 1858. a d has lived in the county ever since, except the eight years he spent in PortHnd at school. With the exception of thtee years saw milling at C! ickiunas he has persued farming on the phice of his birth and on adjoining farm on which he now resides. He has never held office excepting road supervisor, ecliool director, etc. He is qualified in eveiy way and has the neces sary backbone and eneigy so essential to a commissioner but wnich has been 30 cften lacking. VAAA- :.-V J. E. JACK, Candidate for sheriff, is one of the most prominent young men of Cltickaraas county. He waj born, ?ered and edu cated in this county and is therefore a strictly home production, a native son of Marquam, where he was born in 1860. His father was a pioneer of '47 coming across the plains with an ox team and settling near Butte Creek. Until 25 years of age, Mr. Jack followed farming.when he accepted a position with Butte Creek Grange general merchandis e store. He He was one of the promulgators of the Butte Creek fair w'lich held its first ex hibition in 1885 , and which is the only V", 4 , J i " ' ' in, , Ac-1 AM, I , r if 4 S i ' ' 4 fair in county. He held a position as secretary of the association for four years. In 1898 he came within fair votes of receiving the nomination for sheriff when J. J. Cooke was nominated. After Mr. Croke's election Mr. Jack was made deputy, a position he held for four years to the entire satisfaction of every body, and is entitled and every way qualified to act as sheriff of Clackamas after June 2d. The Enterprise and th e republican speakers have stated that Mr. Jack was not qualified for the posi tion and this in face of the fact that he has given complete satisfactioa during his four years as chief deputy. WILLIAM JOHNSON, Candidate for assessor on the citizens ticket, isanatireof Clackamas county, having been born at Damascus, August 17, 1804. After h received his educa tion he followed farming until 1887,when he opened a general merchandise store at Gresham and was postmaster at that place for six years. He has since been engaged with his father, Boone John son, in the lumber and ship-timber ! (. A fA'rA Y "-it. 9 I Ai AV ;i business at Damasens. He has good business ability and is a good penman and book-keeper and qualified in every way to assess the 'lounty iu an equita ble manner. He is young enough to have the requisite energy and old enough to have good judgraeut. E. H COIPER, Candidate for reelection a clerk of the courts, is a native of Pennsylvania,where he attended schuol until 15 years of age when his father moved to Kansas, where he finished nis education in Us borne High school and lived till 1880, J 4 ' A r Aa . when he came to Oregon and settled neur C:irus. In 18811 he joined the state grange and served as secretary of the M lalla grange for three years He was instrumental in orgauizing Lone Star Lodge of Odd Fellows at Clackamas and was its first noble grand, and is promi nently connected with all the leading fraternal oreanizntions of Oregon City. Mr. Cooper was deputy clerk under El mer Dixon and in 1900 was elected clerk on the citizens ticket, which office he now fills to the entire satisfaction of the taxpayer. He was the unanimous choice of the convention for renomination and will, no doubt, succeed himself. Mr. Cooper's administration of the clerk's office has been one of the moBt economi cal in the history of the county, and the republican politicians have in every way possible tried to discredit him but have been unable to find anything against his record as a public official. A. H ILLING, i 4 - J - A . i t JAW: fail. ft.. 7" , i h . l 1 - l(V Carididste for reelection to' office of treasurer, is a na ive of I dirnia a d an Oregon pioneer of '47, he having come to the state at the i.gn of 16 years ith his lather, who brought a1 lot of nursery stock, plan'ed in waK' n boxes wiih him, the subject of this sketch driving an ox team They settled near Milwaukie, where Mr. Luelling attended school In 1866 he was elected commissioner of Washington ( ounty and in 1874 and 1876 he was elected clerk nf the same county, He returned to this county, in 1H76 ami resided et Milwaukie until 1896 when he was ihcted recorder. From 1898 to 1900 h- was deputy treas urer and in 19i 0 was elec ed treasurer on the citizens ticket. Mr. I.ueilintr is a strict'y honorable matt mid was unani mously renominated for the fflce he nowholds. Mr. Luelling has always been a reformer and an influential grenger. L. E. GRAZER, Candidate for reorder, is a native Ore- gonian, having been born in Yamhill county in 1862, and has resided in the state ever since. He was educated in the public schools of Yamhill county :tnd the State University at Eugene. Mr. Grazer worked two years on a newspa per in Lafayette, was deputy sheriff of Wasco county three years and has fol lowed carpentering and farming on his ranch near Canby and Barlow since He is qualified in every way for the position. A. M. KIRCHEM, Cardidate for surveyor, was born in 1804, at Logan, Clackamas county, and educated in public "schools of Logan and Oregon City and at Portland Business College. He I as worked ninevearsas assistant and five years as foreman in the salmon canneries of Orfgon, Wash' ington and Alaska. . i or the last six years he worked with the United States 3 li il-t.'t'in -. . government surveyors on government c ntr icts. He is young and well quali fied in everyway to fill the position. DR. J. W. POWELL, Cindidatefor cororfer, is a native son and was born in the Waldo Hills of Marion county in 1850. After attending Willamette Universitv at Salem he taught school in Marion and Clackamas co'tniies. Heeraduated from the Louis ville Medical College in 1874, and since that time he has been actively engaged in the practice of his chosen profession with more than ordinary success. In 1887 he served a term in the Nevada legislature and is now se.rving his sec ond terra as member of the Oregon City council. S V JOHN W. LODER, j Candidate for justice of Oregon City and suburban precincts, is a Missourian, reared on an Oregon farm in Yamhill county. He is a graduate and trustee of McMinnville College, also graduate of Columbia University of Law, Washing ton, D. C. The past six years he has been a resident and practicing attorney at law in Oregon City and in return for his exemplary life, upright character and honest business methods now en joys a lucrative practice and the good will ot the entire community. As a per manent resident and taxpayer of Clack amas county he takes studious interest in all things tending to advertise and to improve the city and county and his es pecial fitness for the office of justice of Oregon City and suburban precincts merits the vote of the district and should guarantee his unanimous election on June 2nd. HENRY COOKE, Candidate for constable of Oregon City precinc.s,.is a native Oregonfan. lie was associated with his brother. J. J Cooke, in the livery jttble business in Oregon City for ome years and after ward in the dray business. He has been on theJSound for-the past few years and is now special deputy under Sheriff Cooke. - Floral Day, Children's Day. At the regular meeting of Warner Grange next month, the fourth Saturday, Floral Day.and Children'e Day will be cel ebrated on the Spritualist camp meeting grounds at New Era. The intention is to nmke a basket picnic of the celebration, and every one is requested to bring hit children and a "full dinner pail." The Grange will spare do pains to make the event a joyous one and those not mem bers of the order are heartily invited to participate for the sake of the children. Bring all the flowers you can pack. Don't pass us by call in and get our prices. I Red Front Trading Company. Kozy Kandy Kitchen, np to date on home-made candies and cigars. Union-Made Shaves. Parker, the barber. a i V- ; Citizens l'latform. The citizens convention of Clackamas county composed of delegates from all the precincts of the county, non-partisan in character, with a sincere and de termined purpose to relieve the over burdened taxpayers of the county from the selfish domination of the most cor rupt ring that has ever fastened itself upon any people; and at the same time to redeem the once good name of Clack amas county from ttie further control of a political "boBS," who has not hesi tated upon, proper consideration to bar ter and to sell its character and reputa tion to the highest bidder, hereby pledge ourselves to work unitedly to gether for these great ends, willing to subordinate partisanslip to patriotism, that justice already too long delayed may be meted out where due and civic righteousness may again prevail among our people, hereby aBk the co operation and active support of every voter in the county without regard to previous polit ical auiiiaiions lor aid in tne coming contest. , We further agree and publish the fol lowing declarations and statements of facts in regard to the financial status of the county: First We demand that the election of United States senator shall be by di rect vote of all the people, thereby re moving as far as can be occasion for wholesale bribery and corruption with the endless scandals that bring difgrace upon our present mode of selecting a senator. Second We are heartily in favor of the "Initiative and Referendum" amend ment now pending for adoption by pop ular vote at the coming election and rec ommend that cur people make special efforts that a majority vote be made in its favor. Third We view with alarm the pres ent financial condition of the county. In 1893 after the extraordinary ex penses connected with the construction of the court house, the suspension bridge and the Baker's Ferry bridge, amounting to about $80,000, the county was in debt $57,925. It was at the next election thereafter that the affairs of the courJty were practically given over into the hands of the present ring. Since then the indebtedness of the county has been accumulating at the astonish ing rate of over $10,000 per year and careful officials now place the indebted ness of the county at $150,000 while others equally sincere, fix the amount at $200,000. Fourth By comparison, we note ac cording to the official figures that it costs, exclusive of roads, $3 54 per capita to pay the running expenses of Clacka mas county for a year. For the same service it coBt $1.60 in Washington coun ty ; ifi.bi in Marion j $1.08 in Linn, and $2.03 in Lane county. While the aver aire expense of the whole state is but $2.54. The secretary of state repoits that if the present rate of expenditures in this county are maintained for the next four years our state tax will then be .0662 instead of .0335 as at present or nearly double the amount now paid. We note also that while Clackamea county is third in population, seventh in assessed valuation, it is second in ex penses (exclusive of roads) of all the counties in the Btate, reaching the total of $09,535.55 for the year 1901 as against $39,921.98 for Lane, $31,304 45 for Linn, and $44,730.49 for Marion county. , This comparison is the more striking when we remember that the population oi Lane is the same as Clackamas coun ty and its assessed valuation over $1, 000.000 more while Marion county has 8,000 more population and an assessed valuatioa nearly twice as large. Fifth Wevchari;e the reckless ex travagance and waste of the public mon ies of the county not only upon the present board of county commissioners, but with more point and directness upon the "machine" that has for a period of eight years not hesitated to add to and subvert any and all funds to maintain its political supremacy in Clackamas county. Sixth We Btrorgly condemn the practice insisted upon by the machine of all republican road supervisors us ing the road money apportioned to their respective districts to carry primaries in the interest of and to perpetuate the rule and power of the "boss," and we insist that this viciouB policy cease and all res idents of the road districts be given an equitable share of the road work irre spective of party. Seventh We condemn the lack of system and method in our road work leading, as it does, to inevitable waste and pu jr results. We demand that a definite, fixed plan of modern road making be adopted by the authorities that has for its ultimate end and pur pose the construction and completion of a good road from the various market centers to each principal district in the county; as a help to this end, we urge the necessity of a non-partisan manage ment of the entire road question and that all supervisors be elected on merit only. We further demand that the com missioners' court apportion the road money,once each year smorg the sev eral road districts, and that all expenses be kept within the apportionment as by law is now required to be done. Eighth We condemn what has come to be known as the contingent fund, kept contrary to law, and demand that all county expenses shall be regularly presented to the board of county com missioners, duly audited, and orders drawn on the treasdrv therefor. -hat H'e Coa? '"S " f"??1'!8 plies needed by the county be let tj the lowest responsible bidder. Tenth We insist on the strictest H momy in all the offices of the county ; that no deputies be appointed excent on plain prooi of the necessity and that pur legislators be instructed to pass a ill providing a flat sum to be paid all coun ty officials. Eleventh We condemn the act of the representatives from this cannty in thwarting the will of the people express ed at the polls, iu removing the county judge from his position as chairman of the board of county commissioners, and demand that he be restored at the next session of the legislature. If this is re fused we insist that his salary shall be reduced to the sum of fiOd. Twelfth We demand that the rights of labor, the producer of wealth, be re spected and to that end we demand that our representatives in both branches of the legislature give an unprejudiced hearing to the claims of organized labor, and grant them whenever based on justice and right. COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE J. J Cooke, Elmer Dixon, George Ogle. J. P. Lovett, H. E. Cross.