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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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ELMER DIXON,
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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.
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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
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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
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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,
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.