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Oregon Gty Enterprise
CITY AND COUNTY OFFICIAL
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FRIDAY, MAY 30, 19K
THE REPUBLICAN TICKET.
Binger Herman, of Douglas county.
For Supreme Judge
Frank A. Moore, of Columbia
Dairy and Food Commissioner
J. W. Bailey, of Multnomah county.
Circuit Judge, Fifth Judicial Dis
trict T. A. McBridr, of Columbia.
Harrison Allen, of Clatsop.
Joint Representative, Multnomah &.
George W. Holcomb, Jr., of Mult
aomah. For Representatives
C G. Huntley, Oregon City.
Frank Jagger. Carus.
J. N. Bramball. Bull Run.
Commissioner T. B. Killin. Killin.
8heriff J. R. Shaver, Molalla.
Clerk F. A. Sleight. Canby.
Treasurer Enos Cahill. New Era.
Recorder Henrv E. Stevens, Milwau
kie. Assessor J. F. Nelson. Mulino.
Surveyor John V. Meldruru, Oregon
School Superintendent J. C. Zinser,
Oregon City. 1
Coroner R. L. Kolman, Oregon City.
Justice of the Peace Uvy Stipp,
Constable H. W. Trembath, Oregon
City, No. 1.
THE REPUBLICAN PLATFORM.
Declaration of Principles Adopted at
Clackamas County Convention.
We, the Republican party of Clack
amas county in convention assembled
aote with pride and pleasure the ad
vancement, prosperity and progress
of the nation under and by virtue
of the policies of the Republican
We endorse the aggressive and
road statesmanship of Theodore
Roosevelt, and hereby o. "lad his re
aomination for President of the
We endorse and commend the ac
tion of President Roosevelt in creat
ing a precedent for the settlement
of labor disputes by arbitration.
Whereas, we have watched the
course of Hon. John H. Mitchell and
Hon. C. W. Kulton, in their efforts to
develop material interest in the state
Tiewed with pleasure their strong
support of a canal across the Isth
mus, which canal when built and con
structed will be the greatest monu
ment, next to the abolishmen of hu
man slavery, of the Republican party,
and. Whereas, we have viewed with
satisfaction the able manner in which
these two members of the Senate of
the United States are representing
the state of Oregon and the North
west. Therefore, be it resolved that we
hereby endorse their course in the
Senate and appreciate their public
service in the state and nation at
Resolved, that we endorse the pri
mary law which is to be voted upon
at the June election, and hope that
it may become a part of the stat
ute law of the stae of Oregon,
sincerely believing that the greater
participation the voters can take in
governmental affairs will be of larg
er benefit to good government and
our delegates to the state conven
tion are hereby instructed to intro
duce and advocate the adoption by
the convention of a resolution recom
mending the primary nominations bill
to the people of Oregon for their ap
proval. Resolved, that the development of
Clackamas county requires the con
struction and maintenance of good
wagon roads, to the end that the
people may be enabled to deliver the
products of their labor to market
within a reasonable time and with
We therefore demand a liberal and
progressive policy with reference to
good roads and safe bridges, and we
pledge the nominees of this conven
tion to the full and energetic sup
port of such policy.
Resolved, that we are in favor of
electing road supervisors instead of
fcaving them appointed, and hereby In
struct our delegation in the Legisla
ture to support a bill to that effect
SOME FIGURES AS TO EXPENSES.
Clackamas county IVmocrats fcavu boon In-
listing on unuren. Here is another bunch for
their consideration. W respectfully submit thi
appended statement iu corrvihoratlon of the
claims of the Republicans of Clackamas county
that under the administration of county affair
by the majority party the expense of the county
have been very ntnterlally reduced during the
lat two year. The figure given below include
the total expenses of the county for the last four
consecutive years. The reader will pleas noto
the extent to which the current expenses of the
county have been reduced, particularly during
the last year under the administration of affairs
by the present Republican officer, and then re
flect and determine if the charges of extravagance
that are being made against the Republican by
the Democrats is Justified by the actual tact. The
total expenditures of the county by year for the
last four years have been as follows:
April 1. IMC. to April 1. 1901..
April 1. 1901. to April 1, 190:..
April 1. 1902. to April 1. 1903..
April 1, 1903, to April 1. 1904..
. . 9S.OO0
. . 85.708
PRODUCE. PROOF OR SHUT UP.
Chairman Eby, at the opening of the Demo
cratic campaign at Molalla. made the assertion
that the administration of Sheriff Shaver and
Clerk Sleight for the year ending April 1. 1904.
cost the taxpayers of Clackamas county about
$1200 more than did the administration of those
office under Cooke and Cooper respectively, who
held those offices for the term Immediately pre
ceding the present officers. This statement was
made to contradict the claim that has been made
in the Enterprise that these offices under Shaver
and Sleight have been conducted at a saving to
the taxpayers of about $1000. These facts, u
published in the Enterprise, are supported by the
report of the officers In comparison with the
records of the preceding officers as disclosed by
the bills ion file at the court house. Sheriff
Shaver's office has c-t the taxpayers less by sev
eral hundred dollars each year than did the same
office uuder Mr. Cooke. The same is true of Mr.
Sleight's administration as clerk.
In fact, the Democrats, to arrive at these con
clusions, have figured from semiannual reports
that they have repeatedly denied aud repudiated
as being incorrect and faulty. For instance,
these immaculate disciples of Democracy repudi
ated the report they themselves made In 190:,
when they reported the county's Indebtedness at
$102,000. They claimed that the obligations of the
county at that time exceeded the amount reported
by several thousand dollars, in fact, declared that
it amounted to at least $200,000. It was subse
quently discovered that an item of about $4J,000
in outstanding warrants had been overlooked and
was not included la the report that was made at
that time. Not being satisfied with their own
report, it is not surprising that they should ques
tion the accuracy of the reports that were re
cently made by the Republicans. Still It is from
these two reports, both of which have been de
nied by the Democracy, that the Democrats of
Clackamas county get their figures from which
their allegations are made.
And in this connection Mr. Shaver mukis a
proposition for the consideration of some of the
expert mathematicians within the Democratic
organization. If they can prove that the cont of
his office for the first year of his term cc-t within
$350 of what the same office cost under the last
ear of Cooke's administration, he will pay the
person making the proof the sum of $lno for his
trouble. Democratic charges of extravagance are
all bosh and it is now up to them to prod ice the
proof of their charges, for which they will be
amply compensated, or shut up. Sh-rijf Shaver
authorizes the publication of the following:
I will pay $100 to any reputable, representa
tive Democrat, who will investigate the records
of the sheriff's office under the respctive admin
istrations of Mr. Cooke and myself, ascertaining
the true cost of the two offices from July 1, 1901,
to July 1, 1902, representing the concluding year
of Mr. Cooke's term, and from Jily 1, IM'2, to
July 1, 1903, or the first year of my term, from the
oills on file at the court house, on one rendition,
viz: if from the result of the examination of
these records he can show that the sheriff 'a office
under the first year of my term cost the taxpayers
within $'150 of what the office cost during thy
last vear of Sheriff Cooke' administration.
JOHN R. SHAVER,
Sheriff of Clackamas County.
FACTS ARE WHAT
Of course the lieniocraU may
chargi) t ho Republican with Incor
rectly reportliiK the true condition of
I the county, but tho cold and pout-
live fact remains that taking the re
' ports of the Democratic officers them
j selves, made In tho sprint; of 1902,
i the total net Indebtedness of (he
county at that tlnui was $102,000, Add
j lug to this a little sum of $42,000 In
outstanding warrant that the IVmo
' erats failed to Include In their report
. at that time, made the actual out
j standing Indebtednesa of the county
I two years ago $144,000. The report
of the Republican officer made April
j 1 last, after the same style and form
' as that of the Iiemocrat, show a
net Indebtedness of only $81.00(1. Any
sane person having the simplest know,
i ledge of adding and subtracting ran
I in a minute see that there ha been
effected in the last two years, under
I the present Republican admlnistra-
Hon a reduction of $01,0"0 In the ob
i ligations of the county. This I an
absolute fact and other assertions
that have been made in the Enter
prise with reference to county affair
are equally correct aud find corrobo
ration In the record at the court
i . A CONFESSION OF WEAKNESS..
Misrepresentation, insinuation, an
exaggerated contention as to the hlfch
i taxes, and a pitiable appeul for the
Independent Vote constitute the linen
I tlinal!e programme thut Is being car-
rled out by the l iinx rni of Clack'
' atnas county. Such a platform U a
confession of the weukuess of the
: cause It servo. The voters of Clack
amas county are too Intelligent to lie
influenced contrary to their best In-
; torost by positive mi statement of j
facH from iw-m.K-rutlc sources. MIm- I
representation hns never gained any- )
' thing substantial and It will avail the
i iK-tuiK'ruts nothing in the ponding con
' ti st What the voter desires are the
; (a ts. These have been furnished :
, through the columns of the Eiitr- !
pri.-e and the records of the different I
' off'.o rs for re-election are open to In- j
spoctlon at the court house. These j
; records substantiate every claim that j
I has iM'en advanced as to the ocoiiom- I
; icul administration of affair of Clack
amas county, ami also as to the In
' debtedness of the county. Expert
1 though they may be at Juggling fig
i ures, these are the facta a they exist
and cannot be distorted by a din
I gruntled Democracy
An Investigation of the record of
''the county show that the former
Democratic sheriff and clerk charged
1 to the account of "stationery and ex
penses" clerk hire to the amount of
$77'i during the six mouths ending
April 1, 1902. No wonder the Demo
crat figure that these two offices
under Republican administration,
where every cent of the cost of the
i, two offices is assessed to the res Der
ive office by. which it wan contracted,
I, has cost more than under the Ih-iiio-
crats. L-t us be fair and charge to
each officer the actual cost of his
administration, and not sidetrack un
der the deceptive to ad of "stationery
and expense" the principal coil of
If any taxpayer In Clackamas coun
ty can find where either Sheriff
Shaver or his deputy, E. C. Ilackett,
has charged and collected from tho
county anything for overtime work,
h- Is entitled to a champagne ban
ojiet. On the other hand, Sheriff
Cooke and his chief deputy charged
and collected from the county the
miiu of $187.85 for working Sundays
and evening. Hut of course they
were Democrats and were entitled to
all the emolument of office they were
able to get.
(fontlnind on enire t )
THE APOLOGIZING CANDIDATES.
With perhaps a single exception
every candidate on the Democratic
ticket, when at the Molalla meeting,
either apologized or offered an ex
planation for being on the ticket. They
are really not to be blamed. But, by
the way, not a single man on the Re
publican ticket has been heard to
apologize or explain bis appearance
on the ticket. They are not only proud
of the fact that they are on the ticket,
but refer to their record as a very
substantial reason for the recognition
they have received.
At Canby Saturday night Chairman
Eby, of the Democratic organization,
said that one reason why taxes are
so high In Clackamas county is the
fact that Sheriff Shaver was at one i Speaking about the dispatch with '
time a Democrat. Well, for heaven' which the work of the office of sheriff j
sake what could the taxpayers ex- is being conducted, we would like to i
pect if they should elect a Democrat 1 call the attention of our fault finding !
for fcheriff at this time. Accepting the Democrats to one fact. Sheriff Shaver I Doesn't Repeet Old Age.
argument of the Democratic chair- with the same number of deputies j It's shameful when youth fall to
man, in such an event the taxes m-int and in the same length of time col-' Hhow proper respect for old age but
necessarily be exorbitant.
Elected and turned over $177,0o0 on
o I the 1903 tax roll, while his Demo-
Preliminary to the presidential j cratic predecessor collected but $S0,
election in November, every Repub- j 000. And when it i known that
lican voter of Clackamas county j sheriff Shaver is conducting the office
should vote at the June election, that
some reliable estimate may be formed
of the Immense vote that will be cast
for the party of progressive policies
and prosperous administration of
affairs in November. Vote the Repub
lican ticket straight on June 6. There
is not a man on the ticket but is a
credit to the organization. Each
candidate deserves and should receive
the full vote of his party in recogni
tion of past services faithfully per
formed and as an expression of confi
dence in the future.
At Molalla one of the Democratic
speakers disserted on plutocracy, and
later in bin speech when he mentioned
i the name of W. R. Hearst his audi
tors applauded vociferously. Ye gods!
for about $400 per annum less than
did bis predecessor, we can not see
where in the world even the most ex
acting Democrat has any kick coining.
lust the contrary In the case of Dr.
King' New Life Pills. Tbey cut off
maladle no matter how severe and
Irrespective of old ago. Dyspepsia.
Jaundice, Fever, Constipation all
yield to this perfect Pill. 25c. at
Charman It Co.' drug store.
It is not surprihing that the Demo
cratic chairman should make the
statement on the county canvass
that County Clerk Sleight certified
as to the correctness of the semi
annual reports tf the officers of
Clackamas county for the last sev
eral years. Such is not the case.
Mr. Sleight as an officer of the county
simply certified that the report with
which he furnished Mr. Eby were
correct copies of the original. But
the Democratic chairman, by insinu-
Not a Sick Day Since.
"I was taken severely sick with
kidney trouble. I tried all sorts of
medicines, none of which relieved me.
One day 'I saw an ad of your Elec
tric Bitters and determined to try
that. After taking a few dose I felt
relieved, and soon thereafter was en
tirely cured, and have not been sick
a day since. Neighbors of mine have
been cured of Rheumatism, Neural
gia, Liver and Kidney Troubles snd
(K-neral Debility." This Is what B.
V. Baas, of Fremont N. C, writes.
Only 50c at Charman & Co., druggist.
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Shunrtdo Wat IVmvb 1
nessflialla'sl Contalni nclllaT
(Hihnn.Morpluiif nor . limal.
Apt-riVcl KYrtiody forronslirwt
Hon, Sour SlouhvMitarrtkH-A
Wonav 'mvuK hls ,i"ovTih
nr. mxl I.OHH or SUEP.
Far Simile Si,'iutlur of
For Inffinta and Children.
The Kind You Have
tAACT COPy Or WRAPPCR.
Do Your Work w"rk """''
W'r il a Iteiieral Hugnae mi' I Transfer Husinc.
Safes, Pianos and Purniture Moved
OUk'o (iMMte Masonic Huil'liiiK
Williams Bros. Transfer Co.
Tidfjdiorie. 1 nVn I III
lie!. Inn IS I.I
JiiKt why tho Ifc-mocrat
should wsk their principal con
tent acalnul Sheriff J. It. Shav
er I a mystery. He ha niado
an t-mcient sheriff. HI admin
istration h been satlHfnctory
anil economical, and In Ntrlk
luff contraKt with thai of hit
predecessor. ito I known to
be tiio prime mover In the tllit
ais'alnitt Mr Slmver at (hi time.
The only quest Inn that ha been
raited a to Mr. Shaver' com
petency bus emanated from a
dlxruntled Iiemocratlc nource.
Mr. Shavir a l'i tie hcr
IX officii but on yenr when
he discovered boro n (trest
savliiK to tho taxpayer eni.d
bo made In the matter of col
lectins tiiti-H and at the name
time, fucllltutn thnt linortaut
work. He prepared and adopt
ed for use a fax Htatemetit re
ceipt, the line of whirl) ha ma
terially curtailed the amount of
clerical work In the Mllce. A
statement of tines due I re
quired by law to be Kent to
Individual tiiipayerM and by tho
plan adopted hy Hherlff Shaver,
the statement I returned by
the taxpayer when tho tax pay
ment 1 made, and It 1 then
converted Into a receipt by
merely stumping tho proper
number theron and affixing tho
signature of tho sheriff thereto,
thereby saving tho writing out
of a receipt, which mutt neces
sarily be equally a long a
tho original statement.
Collecting from three lnik.
Sheriff Shaver made 4 record
thl year of writing an avcrnge
of 122 receipt per d9y, while
his predecessor mado an aver
age of only 80 per day an I had
to collect from only ono bonk,
And Sheriff Shaver tJv.od Uo
cash over to tho treasurer enr h
day and hold rei.eiptf; for ev
ery cent so collected and turn
2,( K) miles of long dl
tame telephone wir in
forma and Idaho now in
ojn'ration ly ths Pacific
Station Telcjihoiis Coin
juiiiy, covering 'J.'JW
(Juick, accurate-, cheap
All the satisfaction of a
bistance no effect to a
clear understanding. Sjxv
kane and San Rranoicco
a fttcily heard a Port
land. Oregon City ofllco it
I Ini (line's Druir Store.
oj.n TOTI T A .
BttnO II Kuxl W Hm Always Bongjf
I II L. LI
$.1 ,it (urtiM. ff hia Parana.
paw TrMtMtnlta. Hoot
olotlf ft-. 7hnrn,ri.
tMrtLar ODDortanilv for Ukm
ation leaves the inference that the if.i-utoimrM hom. mij it-r(rrnr(.in.
ron-iat.ol .mirtililr. Untie tal,l.-t., pi I In, n. 'A
rerxjrts ar- correct, and thereby rr'iirf.rii-. imm-n-i,r-iic..i-i.t.nui,toii.
mak'-H Mr. Eleipht an accomplice In a-m.. uj.kt.o. The Grand Sanitarium,
,., . .. .. , ... , . 82-Bi Main 8t., ElMhirt, Ind.
hi Lby H distortion of the reports. mention Orctri City Hntcrpriw)
U. B. Church.
Preaching m-rvlrns at tin United
Brethren church, head of Br-vr-nth street,
every Hundity. 11 . m,; Hiindny school 10
a. m.; C'hrlntiiin Rndi-nvor 7 p. m.;
preaching II p. m. Prayer meeting every
Widnieiliiy evening at ft o'clnek. All
ore cor.lliilly Invited to tlicno survlccs.
C. I. Iilaii'-hard, pajitor.
rrangfef and ExpiW,
Freight and parcels dolivered
to all jarts of the city.
RATES - REASONABLE
Near Huntley's Drug Store,
FORTY YEAKS EXPERIENCE N
Ureat Britain and America.
SCHEDULES OF TIME
HOl'TIIKR.I PACIFIC BAILW1T
NOKTII SOU NO.
:(H1 a. ra.
9:l!2a. m. (Albany Local)
6:10 p. m.
0:22 a. in.
4 :6j p. m, (Albany Local)
0:14 p. in.
IHt COMMERCIAL BANK
or OHK00N CITT.
aplUl, ..... 100,00
iwiia mrnle. hill. (lUronuted. Hil"1'
netioni. Huya nrl lelln l'hn( on all point
n the Unltul Stale, Kurope and Honf Kon.
ll't.HiU reriilied ul,)ft to check Huk
unr ii (mm a. m. to4 r. u.
;. LATOtlRETTlt, PrMiilent
P. J. MIC yER Catkler.