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TH3? MOANING OEJEGONIAN, TRT7RRDAY. APEIL 3, 1902.
W. J. FURNISH WINS IT
DUXCHGRASSER NAMED FOR GOV
ERNOR, 24S TO 02.
JT. R. Whitney, State Printer-A. M.
Crawford Captures Attornej
(Continued from First Page )
structton. Professor J. II. Ackerman.
who now exercises general charge of the
young Idea throughout -what In conven
tion parlance Is the magnificent com
monwealth of the Pacific Northwest, had
arranged to have his nomination second
ed by about two-thirds of the delegates
on the floor. One of his champions, G.
W. Denman, -of Benton, observed in
clarion accents that Mr., Ackerman's
nomination would bring a smile to the
lips and a flush of pleasure to the cheeks
of every old maid schoolma'am, every
old bachelor schoolmaster, and every
toddling school child from Harney to
Clatsop, from "Wallowa to Curry. Other
Ackerman men made oration In like vein,
and so moving was their eloquence that
j - . "
Gov. Furnish' Predecessor.
W. C. Alderson, Mr. yYckermar.'s oppo
nent, -was still in the back stretch when
the distance flag dropped.
The ensuing unofficial order of business
was an ominous pause. Mr. Glass was on
the side-lines, looking pleasant. Percy
Kelly, of Linn County, was whisper
ing hoarselv to hi& constituents. Hon.
George C. ,Browr.cll was sitting in the
ranks of the Clackamas legion of 1G v otes,
mapping out with knitted brow the burst
of eloquence with which he was soon to
electrify the convention.
The Gervais Stai wa& by no means In
total eclipse, and ther was something
doing elsewhere. All of which meant that
the contest for State Printer, the fight
whicn has torn asunder Gubernatorial
booms and w recked the hopes of aspirants
for every office from top to bottom In
man j other com editions, was about to be
foughts- Chairman Booth broke the spell
by announcing that the convention's next
duty was to ballot for this coveted of
fice. Nomiations were In order, and they
followed in disorder. They came with
Buch rapidity, with such a storm of ora
tory, and such a burst of enthusiasm.
that it began to look for a time as if
1 every man on the floor would be named.
but after presenting seven candidates for
consideration, and seconding them from
all sides, the lists were closed.
'George C Brownell, the bell-tongued ora
tor of Clackamas, was early on his feet.
He had scarcely got the recognition 01
the chair, however, before he was spot
ted by his admirers in all parts of the
hall, and Immediately the shout went up
for him to take the platform. He took it.
"Gentlemen," he said, in concluding an
address which caused the qagle to beat
his golden wines against the glass vault
o'erhead in an effort to soar to the star
lit dome bejond, "why can't you look
George C. square in the face, and say
that you'll turn your eyes in the direc
tion of poor, neglected, forsaken old
Clackamas, and give her the nomination
she seeks that of L. L. Porter for State
Other nominations made were W. S.
Dunlway, "W. J. Clarke, Graham Glass, Jr.
(this in a whisper by Charles A. Moneli,
of Multnomah). S. C. Beach and "J. Jl.
Whitney. The vote was taken. It re
sulted In no election, with Graham Glass,
Jr., who had been looked upon as seated
away In the rear, pulling down the sur
prising number of, 92 otes, the next can
didate to "Whitney, who was something
on the safe side of 100. There was an
other surprise In the vote, and that was
that 346 votes had been cast out of a
possdble343. Some one had been doing
effective campaigning. The chair causu
allv remarked in calling for the next bal
lot that it might be "just as well if the
delegates would not fold their ballots.
Multnomah went into caucus, and the can
didates went Into action.
This vote nominated "Mr. "Whitney, who
had received the strength of Multnomah
to a man. and drew 1S6 votes. Mr. Glass
"had 97 But the vote was still 346 out of
a possible 343.
This settled the more important work
of the day. The district delegations had
already decided on their nominations and
read them docilely to the chair when
they were called for. Harrison Allen, the
efficient secretary from Astoria, mar
shalled his assistants together, put the
last touches on the archives of the con
vention, folded them up and bore them
away, to repose for another four years.
The crowd, which had been in the morn
ing what Is popularly known as a con
course of people, and had remained pa
tlentlv through the afternoon, had dwin
dled t. small proportions-, and It was soon
out of the hall, followed by the tired del
egates. One of them, as he was going
out. picked up a scrap of wlhte paper,
which bore the legend:
: "Vote for :
: "W. J. FURNISH :
: For Governor. :
"Huh!" he said, ."it's got a union label
Even In matters of this kind was the
East Oregonlan's campaign complete.
STORY OF THE CONVEIVTION.
Morning Session Devoted to Prelim
The Republican state convention was
called to order in the Armory at 11:10
o'clock yesterday by "Willis Dunlway,. sec
retary of the Republican State Central
Committee. Mr, Dunlway explained that
he had just received a telegram from
Chairman George A. Steel, stating that
the latter could riot be present at the
convention until late in the afternoon,
and asking Mr. Dunlway to act in his
Mr. Dunlway made a few brief re
marks, expressing his pleasure at seeing
such a large representation of delegates
present. He reviewed the great National
ev ents of the last four years, which have
placed the United States in a leading po
sition among the nations of the world,
and said that the American people will
I satisfactorily settle such questions as may
be presented In the future as a result of
the larger governmental repponsibllltles.
He predicted that the United States will
deal with the Philippines, on the principle
of "Charity for all and malice toward
none," so that a few years- hence the
Filipinos will celebrate the anniversary of
the day on which the protecting folds of
the American flag were thrown around
L. T. Harris, of Lane County, presented
the name of Senator R. A. Booth, of Lane,
Douglas and Josephine, for temporary
chairman. On motion of J. "W. Knowles,
of Union, Mr. "Booth was elected by ac
clamation. Mr. Booth was greeted with
prolonged applause as he mounted the
rostrum and received the gavel. In a
short address he expressed his gratitude
for the honor thus bestowed upon him.
He alluded briefly to some of the eco-
JiPSSlr Jl i
W'wMim . - & .
R. A. BOOTH, CHAIRMAN" OF THE CONVENTION.
NOMINEES OF THE REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET
R. S. Bean, Supreme Judge.
F. I. Dunbar, Secretary of State.
C. S. Moore, State Treasurer.
J. R. Whitney, State Printer.
A. M. Cravrford, Attorney-General.
J. H. Ackerman, Superintendent
of Public Instruction.
R. S. BEAN.
Robert S. Bean, renominated for Supreme
Judge, was bom In Yamhill County, No
vember 2S, 1854. but has been a resident of
Lane Countj since his childhood He grad
uated from Christian College, Monmouth,
In 1873. after which he began the study of
law In the office of the late Judge J. M.
Thompson, at Eugene City. In 1S7C he was
admitted to the bar, after which he began
the practice of law, at the same time pur
suing a course at the University of Oregon,
graduating In 1S78 In 18S2 he was elected
as Judge of the Second Judicial District,
and re-eleced In 1880. .In 1800 he was
elected a member of the Supreme bench,
and was re-elected six jears late. Ho Is
now Chief Justice of the Supreme Court,
and his unanimous Indorsement In jester
daj's convention shows the high esteem In
which he Is held by the entire state.
Four years ago, when the state conven
tion met at Astoria, Mr. Dunbar was nom
inated for the position of Secretary of
State, and was elected by an overwhelming
majority. During his term he has sys
tematized the work of the Secretary of
State's office, and his administration has
been above reproach.
FRANK I. DUNBAR.
Frank I. Dunbar, renominated for Secre
tary of State, who is a native of Massa
chusetts, was born on September 14, 18C0.
He was educated In New York City, where
he was in business for a number of jears
prior to his coming to Oregon, In 1SS2.
Upon his arrival in this state he settled
at Astoria, where be became head book
keeper for the firm of A. V. Allen S. Co.
In 1890, and again In 1892, he was elected
by the Republicans as Recorder of Clatsop
County. In 1804 he was chosen County
Clerk, and re-elected two years later.
CHARLES S. MOORE.
Charles S. Moore, of Klamath Falls,
nominated for State Treasurer, was for
many jeors one of the leading business
men and lawyers of Southern Oregon. He
has alwajs taken an active Interest in pol
itics, and has attended many of the county
and state conventions of the Republican
party. Prior to his election as State Treas
urer, in 1S98, Mr. Moore was County Judge
of Klamath County, where he Is very pop
ular with all clashes of people. His ad
ministration bos been an excellent one, and
his renomlnatlon Is a tribute well deserved.
J. R. WHITNEY.
J. R. "Whitney, candidate for State
Printer, and editor of the Albany Herald,
was born In Marion County In 1SG0. His
boyhood was passed In Eugene, and at the
ago of 1C he entered the University of Or
egon, graduating with honors In 1S80 He
has been engaged In fhe newspaper busi
ness ever since, and has edited the Albany
Herald for 17 years. Mr. "Whitney has al
ways been Identified with the Republican
party, and has played no small part In Its
councils. As a newspaper man and a
practical printer, Mr. "Whitney Is well and
favorably known throughout the entire
A. 3L CRAWFORD.
A M. Crawford, candidate for Attorney
General, was born In New York City In
1S54, and came to Oregon In 1SS0. He first
settled In Marshfield, where he practiced
law until 1800, when he moved to Rose
burg, where he took charge of the United
States Land Office, having been appointed
Receiver by President Harrison. Upon his
retirement from the Land Office Mr. Craw
ford, resumed the practice of law in Rose
burg. Mr. Crawford was a member of the
hoU-up Legislature in 1807.
J. H. ACKERMAN.
J. H. Ackerman, renominated for Super
intendent of Public Instruction, Is a native
of Ohio, and Is 47 years old. He came to
Oregon In 1879, 'and has been engaged In
school work, since that date, as well as
for several years prior to his arrival here.
He served for two terms as Count Super
intendent for Multnomah County, and was
principal of the Harrison-street School for
a number of jears In 189S he was elected
Superintendent of Public Instruction, and
has proved an able and efficient public
servant. Throughout the state he is re--garded
as a valuable friend of the public
schools, and Is Immensely popular with
both teachers and pupils.
nomic problems that confront the Amer
ican people, and said that the Republican
party is brave enough and big enough to
meet and handle the questions that will
arise. He pictured the great opportunities
that lie before Oregon in consequence of
the large attention now attracted by the
Pacific Coast, and hoped that, as we have
a great America, we will also have a
C "W. Fulton nominated Harrison Allen,
of Clatsop, for temporary secretary, and,
on motion of Senator Marsters, of Doug
las; the election was made by acclama
tion. "Whitney Boise, of Multnomah, moved
the appointment of a committee of seven
on credentials, and the chair appointed:
W. L. Boise, of Multnomah: "W. H. Hamp
ton, of Josephine: N. Merrill, of, Columbia;
Davis, of Umatilla; I. W. Hope, of Mal
heur; J. A. Campbell, of Clackamas, and
Edwin Stone, of Linn.
The following were appointed a com
mittee on permanent organization and or
der of business: B. L. Eddy, of Tilla
mook; D. L. Keyt, of Polk; J. A. Fee, of
Umatilla; "W. F. Arrant, of Klamath, and
S. B. Huston, of "Washington.
On motion of KuykendalJ of Lane the
following delegates, one from each countj',
were appointed a committee on platform
and resolutions: F. L. Moore, Baker; "W.
E. Yates. Benton; G. C. BrowneU, Clack
amas; "W. H. Barker, Clatsop; H. R.
Cliff. Columbia; J. S. Coke. Coos; "W. P.
Keady, Crook; Edward Hughes, Curryi
J. H. Cochran, Douglas; B. A. Denne
man, Gilliam; C. C. Belknap, Grant; A.
"W. Go wan, Harney; F. D. "Wagner, Jack
son; L. "V. Stewart, Josephine; C. D. De
Lap. Klamath; E. M. Brattain, Lake; 8.
M. Yoran, Lane; R. S Van Cleve, Lincoln;
P. R. Kelly. Linn; O. H. Byland, Malheur;
P. L. "Willis, Multnomah: G. G. Bingham,
Marion; G. "W. Phelps, Morrow; R. E.
"Williams, Polk; "W. H. Moore, Sherman;
A. "W. Severance, Tillamook; J. J. Balle
ray, Umatilla; J, "W. .Scriber, Union;
George Mack. "Wallowa; Max Lueddeman,
"Wasco; F. T. Kane. "Washington; R. N.
Donnelly, "Wheeler: "W. A. Howe, Yamhill.
Adjournment was then taken until 2
o'clock P. M.
Platform Adopted nnd Part of Ticket
At 3 P. M. the convention was called to
During a lull in the proceedings speeches
were called for, and the audience made a
demand for an address by C "W. Fulton,
of Astoria. In response to the call, Mr.
Fulton arose and made a few remarks.
He suggested that an address be made
by a man who had given his heart to tho
Republican party, who had been a bul
wark in every party conventfon, "the
Grand Old Man of Oregon, George H.
"Williams." Amid a deafening uproar, Mr.
"Williams arose to speak. He asked that
he be excused from an address, as the
committee on credentials would report In
a few minutes, arid there would be no
time to waste In speechmaking. Judge
"Williams excuse was accepted, and h
was given a round of applause.
E. L. Smith, who was also called upon
made a stirring address. The report of
the committee on credentials was then
adopted. It follows:
LIST OF DELEGATES.
The credentials committee reported at
3:15 as follows: '
To the Republican State Convention: We,
your committee on credentials, beg leave to
report that we find the following delegates efi
tltled to seats In this convention:
Baker County 12.
F. .L. Moore, O. M. Dodson, A H. Hunting
ton (by Marlon A Butler, proxy), Fred Boscho.
J. L. Rand. Davis Wilcox, Jdhn Clark, N. C.
Richards, Thomas McEwen, "W. G, Ayre (by
Cato Johns, proxy), E. P. Cranston, R. T.
Benton County T.
"W. E. Yates. V. A Carter, O. V. Hurt, G.
W. Denman, Ed "Williams, C. V. Johnson,
Clackamas County xG.
T. A McBrlde, W. A Garner, George C.
Brownell, A. Mather, L. L. Porter. W. W.
Smith. J. U. Campbell. Charles A Miller.
William Shchan, Casper Junker (by J. U.
CamDbell. aroxvV. John G. Porter. O. H.
"Wright. E P. Rands, Henry Hornshuh, Wm.v
H. Howell, S. J. Burford.
Clatsop County 10.
C. W. Fulton, a W. Laughry. W. H. Bark
er, A. C Callen, W. T. Chutter, John Lewis
(by "W. L. Robb, proxi ), Frank Patton (by R.
Dunbar, prox), R Suitor. W. F. McGregor
(by F. L. Parker, proxy). Harrison Allen.
Columbia County 7.
H. R. Cliff. N. Merrill. C. E Bunion. Cas
per Libel. W. E Stevens, Oscar Elliott, James
Coos County 8.
J. W Bennett (bi C W. Tower, proxj), C
"W. Tower, Robert Walker (by C V,'. Tower,
proxj), Walter Culln (by J. H. Nosier, proxs).
J. H Nosier, L. A. Roberts, J. S. Coke, L.
W. Deyoe, L J. Simpson.
Crook County I.
M. E Brink, H. P. Belknap, W. P. Keady,
John Combs. r
Curry County-3. -
VT. R Miller, S P. Pelrce, E A Hughes.
Dougrlati County 14,
Ben Huntington, J. H. Cochran, J. A Eg
gers. J. B. Riddle, S C. Bartrum. E. Day (by
A C Marsfrs. proxy). C. R. Franklin (bj J.
F. Glvcns, proxy), A G. Young (b J. H.
Cochran, proxj), F. B. Hamlin. A. Clarke. S.
H. French, J. I. Chapman (by K. L. Miller,
proxy), F. "W. Benson. A. E. Stocker.
Gilliam County I.
George Blake (by J. Bowerman. proxj), TV.
H Caldwell, Jaj Bowerman. C. A Danneman.
Grnnt County 7.
George Rader. Grant Thornburg (bj Max M.
ShlUock.. proxj). V. C. Belknap, Frank Mc
Bean, W. C Glbbs, Clarence Johnson, George
Harney Connty 3.
M. Fltrgerald, A W. Gowan. H. Kelly.
Jacknon Countj 11.
H. E. Ankeny (by T. Cameron, proxj), E. D.
Brlggs, Fred D Wagner. J. M. Kcene, W. I.
Vawter, J. C McCully, George N. Lewis (by
H. D Kubll, proxj), Rllej Hammersley (bj
"W. H. Carter, proxy). D. McCarthy, Matthew
Stewart, T. L. Hamilton.
Josephine County 7.
J. C. Campbell. F. W. Chausse, H. L Truax,
"W. L. Babcock (by W. C Halo, proxy), W.
H. Hampton, J. Steiner (by C. C. PresW,
proxj), L. V. Stewart. -
KInmath County 4.
C R. DeLap (by H. F. Murdoch, proxy), A
Kersbner, W. F. Arant, H. F. Murdoch.
Lake Countj 4.
E. M. Brattain, W. A. Masslnglll, John Scott
(by E. M. Brattain, proxy), E. W. Follett (by
"W. A Masslnglll, proxj). r
Lane County IS.
"W. Kuykendall, a H. Baker, L. T. Harris,
S. M. Yoran. L N. Edwards. G. "W. Griffin.
A C. Woodcock, C. J. Howard. George H. Kel"
ly. S. H. Friendly. A. L. Roney (byL. N.
Roney, proxy), George T. Hall, Sr., R. A
Booth. "W. H. "Weatherson. D A. Paine (by W.
Kuykendall, proxy), E. O Potter, W. G. Gil
strap, J. E. Bond (bj B. F. Bond, proxy).
Lincoln Connty 4.
S. S. Thajer. Edward Baldwin, iC S. Van
Cleve, U. S. Grant.
Linn. County 14.
N. M. Newport, J. R. Davis, P. R. Kellj'.
Edwin Stone. J. T McNeill (by "W. TV. Francis,
proxj), R. A B. Veal, E. E. Upmeyer. A M.J
Templeton, P. W. Starr, A Bossier. J. C
Booth. B HIbler. R . W. Fisher, Griff King
(by Edwin Stone, proxy).
Malheur County 4.
A. A Brown, I W. Hope, Emory Cole (by
O. H. Byland, proxy), Daniel Lavery.
Multnomah County 67.
George H. Williams, "W. B. Ajer. H. Van
Auken, L. H. Adams, Ad Burckhardt (by F.
O. Burckhardt. proxy). F. A Bancroft (by C.
E. Lockwood, proxy), "W. L. Boise, Joseph
Buchtel. J. W. Beverldge. James "W. Blaln (by
D. F. Drydcn, proxy), A. J. Capron, M. H.
Carter, C. H. Carej', "W. H. Carney, L. Chrls
tensen, T. J. Cleeton, Watt Daniels, D S. Dun
bar, Alex Donaldson. R L. Durham, T. M. Ed
munds (bj- Leo Peterson, proxy) ; J. J. Fitzger
ald, C R. Frazler, H W. Goddard, George H.
Howell. J. E. Hunt. Sol Hlrsch. J. L. Hart
man (by R. C. Wright, proxy), Thomas B
Honeyman (by C. A Burckhardt, proxj), W.
W. Howltt, W. N. Jones. E. H. Kelly, D.
Kellaher, F. Klernan, Lennder Lewis. John F.
Logai, S. B. Llnthlcum, Phil Metschan. Charles
Moncll. W. T. Mulr. "W. F. Matthews. F. P.
Majs, George E. Mayger, F. I. McKenna (by
G. G. Willis, proxy). J. W. Mathena. T. K.
Mulr, H. H. Newhall. C. C. Newcastle, TV. H.
Patterson, T. S Potter. T. C. PowelV H. L.
Plttock. D. J. Qulmby. C. E. Rummelln. E
W. Spencer, J. N. Sutton. Charles Squires (by
G G. "Willis, proxy). S B. Schwab, C. E.
Smith, Andrew C. Smith, C. W. Sherman. A.
N. Wills. Charles Wilson. P. L- "Willis, D. L.
"Williams, Sondford Whiting, W. H. Jones (by
W. S. Buchanan, proxy).
Marion County 22.
Lot Pearce. Frank Smith. J. M. Poorman,
H. C. Porter. E M. Lafore, H. G. Meyer. L.
C. Russell, E. M. Crolsan (by Alonzo Gesler.
proxj), W. H. Hobson, J. L. Calvert, Georgo
G Bingham. George P. Hughes. Ross E.
Moores, T. J. Cronl-e. D. "W. Smith, L. G.
Brotberton (by J. M. Kyle, proxy), B. E. Rob
ertson, J. T. Ross, J. F. Good. L L. Dunagan,
Jennings Smith, J. H. Roland.
Hon ott , Conn ty 0.
E. S. Cox 0y G. "W. Phelps, proxy), J. D.
French, M. S. Maxwell, C. A. Johnson, R-F.
Hynd, James Jones (by Frank Roberts, proxy).
Polk County O.
Frank Butler (by BI F. Mulkey, proxy), T.
W. "Wann, E C. Klrkpatrick, G. W. Clark.
W. "W. Percival. D. L. Keyt, "W. G. Vassall
(by R. E. Williams, proxy), F. A. Douty, J.
Sherman County 4.
W. H. Moore (by J. B. Hosford, proxy), J. E.
McPheraon. J. H. Elliott, J. S. Amos.
Tillamook County 5.
R. M. "Watson, B L. Eddy, G. W. Bodyfelt
(by M. W. Harrison, proxy), A. W. Severance,
Frank Severance (by W. H. Cooper, proxy).
Umatilla County 14.
J. J. Balleray, VT. S. Byers, Thomas Thomp
son, E. P. Marshall, J. A Fee, Matt Mos
grove, William Ferguson, E. A Dudley. J. A.
Best. T. P. GUlUand, L. I. Gault, A. B.
Thompson, L. B. Reeder, F. 8. Curl.
Union County 10.
J. B. Thorsen, D. B. Hendricks, L. Lomax.
Fred Gale. J.""W. Knowles, J. H. Peare, H. A.
Bodmer. H. Poland (by E. "W. Dav Ids, proxy),
H. C. RInehart (by J. "W. Scriber, provj), J.
"Wallowa County 5.
George Mack, James Sewell, F. D. McCully,
E. W. Rumble, C. L. Hartshorn.
"Wasco County 12.
E. L. Smith, Henry L. Kuck, Max Luedde
man. T. H. Johnston, C. Detham, M. P. Izen
berg. E. A. Griffin, J. H. Worsley, William
Staats, J. L. Elwood, E. P. Ash.
Washington County 12.
C. F. Tlgard. S. B- Huston. C. "W. Hudson.
John Connell, John "Wagner, Charles Hlcket
helr (by "W. D. Wood, proxy), H. B. Gates, J.
A Thornburg. T. G. Todd (by F. T. Kane,
proxy). F. T. Kane (by E W. Haines, proxj).
Dr. Sajlor, C. R. Adams.
"Wheeler County 4.
W. W. Stelwer, O. B. Robinson, R. N. Don
nelly, Herbert Halstead.
Yamhill County 12.
J. "W. Bones, J. G. Hadley. H. B. Stott, J.
B Stllwell. H. H WInslow, W. A Howe. G.
F. Wright. H. M. Daniels. G. M. Allen. J. R.
Forest (by E. V. Littlefield, proxy). J. p. Ir
vine, N. A. Brown (bj- J. W. Bones, proxj).
"W. L. BOISE. Chairman.
"W. H. HAMPTON.
E "W. DAVIS
J. W. CAMPBELL.
I. W. HOPE
Committee on Credentials.
The report of the "committee on perma
nent organization and order of business
made the following report, which was
Portland, April 2 To the Chairman and
Members of the Republican State "Convention.
"We, your committee on permanent organization
and order of business, beg leave to report as
We'recommend that the temporary organiza
tion of the conv entlon be made permanent, and
that the chair appoint two assistant secreta
ries. We recommend the following order of busi
ness: 1. Receiving report of committee on creden
tials. 2. Election of a state central committee by'
the delegation from each county, choalng one
3 That all votes on candidates be taken by
ballot and that the chair appoint six tellers for
4. Receiving report of committee on plat
form and resolutions.
5. Nomination of candidates In the following
order, to wit: Governor. Supreme Judge. Sec
retary of State, State Treasurer, Attorney
General. Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Upon completion of the foregoing business we
recommend that the conv entlon take a recess of
20 minutes for the purpose of permitting dis
trict nominations to be made.
6 Ratification of district nominations.
"We recommend that all resolutions be re
ferred to the committee on platform and reso
lutions, without debate.
B. L. EDDY, Chairman.
On motion of P. L. "Willis, of Multno
mah, the report of the committee on plat
form was adopted.
On motion of A. C. Marsters, of Doug
las, the following resolutions were
"We, the Republicans of the State of Oregon,
In convention assembled, realize that the time
has come when every citizen of Oregon should
demand that the Congress of the United States
should at once recognize our old pioneer war
veterans a3 volunteer veterans of their Repub
lic. "Why should they be treated with silent In
dlfTertoce until the great majority of them
have been carried to their graves. Is humiliat
ing to us and to the entire State of Oregon
They battled for the territorial rights of the
Nation; suffered as many hardships; sacrificed
as many lives in proportion to population; wera
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State Senator Stelwer.
paid $10 per month, as were the other volun
teers, for their services; and now, how any
reasonable or Just man can question their
rights to be recognized as United States vol
unteers, and placed on the Nation's roll of
honor. Is a profound mjsterj we cannot under
stand. We do not wish to be unreasonable: forbear
ance has ceased to be a virtue, and when we
affirm that the citizens of Oregon and Wash
ington are Indignant at the treatment these
veterans have received, we only voice the
united sentiment of the people of the entire
Resolved. That longer dlay In this matter Is
unjust, humiliating and Inexcusable.
Resolved, That we request oufc Senators and
RepresentatH es In Congress to present this
matter to the Honorable Speaker and the
pension comnittee of the House of Representa
tives, and urge Immediate action on the bill
now pending In the House of RepresentatH es
to penion the Indian War Veterans of Oregon
Resolved. That a copj- of these resolutions
be sent to the Honorable Speaker and tha
chairman of the pension committee of the
House of Repreeentatlv s, and to each of our
delegates In Congress
We favor the establishment of a National
Park, to Include Crater Lake and Its environs;
and that It be fore er maintained for the bene
fit of the American people.
Chairman Booth appointed "W. G. Gil
strap, of Lane, and C. E. Lockwood. of
Multnomah, as assistant secretaries, and
tellers as follows: F. "W. Benson, Doug
las; J. H. Peare. Union; M. E. Brink,
Crook; J. H. Rowland, Marion; S. A. Bur
ford, Clackamas, and E D. Brlggs, Jack
son. Nominations for Governor were called
H. E. ANKENY, WHO DIDN'T GET THERE, AND; W. J. FURNISH, "WHO DID.