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tEGONIAN. PORTLAND. APBIL 1, 1900.
IN FIRST DISTRICT
Week of Successes for Favorite
Sons of Counties.
TONGUE MAKING A HARD FIGHT
Opposing: Candidates Ilnve Sot Gone
Into Combination Catch Strong
est Man Next to Tongue.
Tho past week has been one of successes
for favorite sons of counties In the fight
for the Republican Congressional nomina
tion In tho First District. E. V. -Carter
has won out In Jackson. H. H. Hewitt In
Linn. Claud Gatch In Marlon, and George
C Brownell In Clackamas. These candi
dates will go Into the Congressional Con
vention with their counties solidly be
hind them. Senator Brownell's triumph
In his homo county was complete. He
kept tho promlso which ho made early In
the year that he would visit every school
district In the county and make his fight
In person with the people. The result
was that when the convention met at
Oregon City last "Wednesday It was for
Brownell first, last and all the time. The
delegates not only put Senator Brownell
forward as Clackamas County's choice
for the Congressional nomination, but
cave him tho privilege of naming tho
delegates to the convention. Tho resolu
tions recited that since tho admission
of Oregon. 41 years ago. Clackamas
County has never had a place on Repub
lican state or Congressional tickets.
There is a mistake hi the declaration that
"Oregon has always stood solidly by the
Republican party in the contests for Pres
idents of tho United States." Oregon's
electoral vote was cast for Seymour In
IMS, and against Grant.
Hon. Claud Gatch will likely havo more
votes in the District Convention than any
of the other opponents to Mr. Tongue,
He has always been a gold man, and en
Joys the distinction of having Introduced
and made a fight for a gold declaration
by the Republican State Convention four
years ago this Spring, -when the Mitchell
clement secured the reaffirmation of the
double-meaning plank of 1SSZ. Mr. Gatch
Is very strong with some of the fraternal
societies, and during his career In Mar
ion County has so borne himself as to
command a loyal following. HIS friends
think he will hnve support from Polk
County as well as from Marlon, and that
ho Is sure to secure a number of dele
gates from other counties.
Judge H. IL Hewitt, of Linn, easily se
cured the solid delegation of his county,
and is regarded by many as a man upon
whom the opposition to Tongue may con
centrate. He was on the bench during the
days of -the bitter struggle In tho Repub
lican party on the money question, and
escaped the enmities that grew up be
tween tho silver and gold elements, though
he was generally understood to be a
sound-money man. It Is conceded that he
was beaten for re-election as Judge of
the Third Judicial IDstrlct In 1SSS, through
the method of printing the Australian bal
lot or the carelessness of the electors.
There was nothing In his character or ca
reer to warrant his defeat, and It is
-widely thought he Is entitled to vindica
tion by his party. The element of weak
ness in his candidacy Is the fact that a
number of his supporters are conceded to
fAvor Tongue for second choice.
Ex-Speaker Carter had things pretty
much his own way in Jackson, although
a fight was made against him, his oppo
nents putting up a ticket in his home pre
cinct, the Third Word of Ashland. Re
ferring to the contest, the Ashland Tid
"Hon. E. V. Carter will go before the
convention at McMlnnvlllc backed by the
hearty support of his homo people. This
was demonstrated by the primary conven
tions held In Ashland precincts. The Fed
eral office-holders and all of their Influ
ence In this part of the state, backed by
the active support and co-operation of the
Tongue forces at Portland headquarters,
undertook to deal Mr. Carter's candidacy
a fatal blow by setting up the primaries
against him in his home town. They were
aided by some aspirants for office of a
more local character, and had 'assur
ances' that Carter could be 'killed off" at
home without doubt. Tho fight was made
on clean-cut lines, and, with a full and
strong representation in the several pre
cincts, Mr. Carter was Indorsed by a vote
of more than two to one. This Is particu
larly flattering to him. In view of the
fact that there is no special hostility to
Mr. Tonguo In Jackson County."
Hon. John D. Daly's county. Benton,
Is yet to bo heard from, but it Is thought
he will have Its hearty support. He has
always been a gold man, and is Identi
fied with some of the state's recent bene
ficial legislation. His highly creditable
public career makes him a man whom
his county should delight to honor, and he
would undoubtedly be a votegettcr If
Hon. Robert G. Smith, of Grant's Pass,
who has a largo following In Southern
Oregon, particularly In Josephine County.
his home, is a stanch young Republican,
and a speaker who has put many flat
money stump orators to rout on more
than one occasion. He was a faithful sup
porter of Senator Dolph In tho Legislature
of 1S35, and was always to be found on
the side of the gold standard.
Representative Tongue Is making a
strong fight for rcnomlnation, and his
friends are confident of his success. He
will go Into the convention with his home
county, Washington, behind him, and a
considerable following besides. Mr.
Tongue won the nomination four years
ago by organizing all the opposing can
didates against Dinger Hermann, with
the understanding that each one of the
opposition would take his chances in tho
break-up of Hermann's forces. The sev
eral candidates In the field against
Tongue this year seem neither able nor
disposed to organize an attack on the
lines that proved so successful to Mr.
Tongue In 1S35. Each is a good Indi
vidual fighter, and a strong man in his
own county, but there is no general un
derstanding among them as an opposi
tion force. Mr. Tonguo is the second
choice of some of the delegates of somo
of the counties, notably Linn, and if he
can keep tho opposing candidates out of
combination. It will take hard work to
GETTIXG KCADV FOR. BRVAX.
Committee Expects nn .Immense
Crowd Xcxt "Wednesday.
The various committees for tho re
ception of Colonel William Jennings
Bryan, who villi speak at the Exposition
building, Wednesday, April 4. at 7:30
o'clock, have their work of preparation
well on the way to completion. The ad
vertising committee has prepared a large
number of banners, which will be hung
on all the street-cars In the' city from
Sunday to Wednesday evening, and pla
cards announcing the meeting will be
posted on all the steamboats coming to
Colonel Bryan will arrive In Portland
at 7 o'clock Wednesday morning, after
having tpoken at Tacoma and Olym
pla, Tuesday, and at 8 o'clock will leave
on a special train for McMInnvlIIe. Re
turning, the special train will leave Mc
Mlnnvlllo at 2 o'clock and will reach
Portland at 4 o'clock. From 4 to 6
o'clock Colonel Bryan will hold a recep
tion at the Perkins Hotel. He will b
accompanied to McMtnnvlUe by Dr. O. M.
Wells, chairman of the County Central
Committee, Judge Thomas O'Day and
the nine members of the escort commit
tee. State Chairman Sheridan was in tht
city yesterday, consulting with the local
leaders of Democracy. He left last night
for his home at Roseburg, and will re
turn to Portland next Tuesday night;
POPULISTS OP DEXTOX.
Those Not Swallowed by Democrats
Will Be Free Lances.
There was a Joint meeting of the county
central committee of the Democrats and
Populists at the Courthouse last Satur
day, and as a result the populists have
been absorbed "without effort and with
out friction." The innocent, guileless
lamb of Populism lies peacefully within
the capacious stomach of the Democratic
Hon, and the Hon grins complacently with
surcease of appetite. Now the campaign
will be one of principle, or of one princi
pleDemocratic prlnlcple and there will
be no "free-for-all scramble for tho
offices." the contest will be limited entire
ly to the Democrats.
At least this Is the bargain that was
made at the Courthouse last Saturday,
for as the Dcmo-Popullst organ, states,
"For any given office the candidate
chosen wilt necessarily be the man who
can secure the largest number of votes,"
and "the voting strength of the Demo
crats In the county largely outnumbers
the Populists." This Is a gentle nudge
to the "blatant partisan" Populist, of
course thdt he "will have to offer some
thing more than his partisanship as a
reason for his selection to a place on tho
Every Populist knows that If his polit
ical principles are Identical with those
of the Democrats there Is no reason for
the existence of their party aside from
what advantage may accrue to those who
pose as their leaders, and they had bet
tcr forfeit their charter. If they are not
identical the assistance they render the
Democratic party every election saps their
own strength and they receive nothing In
return. Left thus without candidates of
his own, the free-minded Populist voter
is going to support those whom he con
siders the most worthy out of the candi
dates offered by all parties. Of course
some will blindly do the bidding of the
leaders, and It is for this vote that the
Democrats arc angling.
The absorption was effected through a
conference committee composed of Rob
ert Johnson, John McGee and M. L.
Frantx, on the part of tho Democrats,
and of Chester Skeelcs. G. A. Robinson
and J. W. Jones on behalf of the Popu
lists. The primaries will be hold April
7 and the county convention on April 10,
at 11 o'clock A. M.
DREAD OF THE CAMPAIGN.
Snrfelt of Politics Will Bring- Dearth
Everybody here is at work with mind
intent upon business. There are but few
peoplo who cannot Jingle one dollar
against another as they go along, and
there Is a feeling of contentment and sat
isfaction now prevalent, which we should
hate to see dispelled by the disturbances
of professional "Government savers," who
are, also, not averse to slipping Into a fat
office while going through the process of
saving the Government. It Is really un
fortunate that this Is a campaign year.
Things are progressing so favorably here,
and there Is such an era of good feeling,
that it seems a pity to disturb it by the
political excitement and Jangle incident
to an election year.
At present the people of Everett are
much more Interested In the material de
velopment of this city than they are In
abstruse questions of government, and any
attempt to thus early stir up political
strife set the people by the ears and dis
tract their minds from business, would be
an act unfriendly to the best interests of
this town, and the people who are at the
head of such an attempt are self-seeking
and do not have the actual good of this
community at heart. The Lord knows
there is strife and worry enough in the
closing days of a campaign, at best; let
us put off the evil. day as long as possi
ble and pay more attention to business
and less to politics.
POPLXISTS AT WORK.
Polling; Voters Jast Like the "Cor
rupt Old Parties."
Populists are giving much attention to
registration and organization this year.
The following extract from a letter by
a party official In Linn County to a pre
cinct committeeman Indicates the care
with which they are working:
Find enclosed blanks with which to cer
tify up to the county convention your dele
gates. If delegates selected can not at
tend, have them make out written proxies
to some other parties who can- attend in
person, so there will be no trouble In
determining the right of delegates to seats
In the convention.
Your attention is especially called to the
new registration law, and I would suggest
that you call the matter up at your
primary meeting and urge every Populist
voter In your precinct to register, for un
less they attend to this matter they can
not vote at the county election nor at the
presidential election In November next,
we should therefore use every effort to get
our voters to register wlthtn the required
time, which la on or before May 1Mb. of
Please revise the poll list of your pre
cinct, carefully marking the political faith
of each voter In proper column, add names
of all newcomers or young voters, strik
ing off those that have removed from the
precinct or died, and when so revised for
ward the same to me at your earliest con
venience. A Southern Orcpon Mayor.
The following is a letter, which we
print verbatim, from our Lord -Mayor to
the Mayor of Grant's Pass. It Is in his
usual original style:
Office of J. J. Howser, Mayor.
Medford. Or.. March 1C, 1900.
To The Honorable Mayor of Grant's
Enclosed plea find a procllmation that
I have Issued to You & your people. I
am compelled to act as per requested by
the Citizens of Medford. Of whom I have
the honor to represent.
J. J. HOWSER,
Of course our Grant's Pass friends will
think the Lord Mayor should "take a
tumble" to himself, but we people here
In Bedford live In the glory of a grand
comedy every day of the week and ex
pect nothing else of him.
Democratic Dislike of Barrett.
Oregon Democratic papers do not take
kindly to recognition of John Barrett by
the 'Administration. The Pendleton East
Oregonlan makes these vigorous remarks:
"Representative Moody Is quoted as say
ing that John Barrett, at one time a
know-it-all reporter on the Portland Tele
gram, and at that time a Democrat, and at
all times all kind of a font 1 slntei fnr
membership of a commission to investigate I
the industrial conditions of China and
Japan, and an effort Is being made to get
Congress to authorize the commission.
This effort Is nothing more or less than
to provide 'soft snaps' for a number of
favorites who have kissed the toe of the
Republican popes In power at Washing
ton. There has been millions of the peo
ple's money wasted on uselers and worth
less commissions in the last three years."
Hermann's Candidacy Annonnced.
In Coos County Dinger Hermann was
solemnly announced as a candidate for
Senator by Colonel Rosa. Colonel Rosa
was a Democrat until" Hermann appointed
him an Inspector of timber lands In Min
nesota. He but recently returned from
the East and is supposed to speak with
authority regarding his chiefs Senatorial
aspirations. Hermann Is the man. He
has no conviction on any question he can
not change or abandon on a moment's no
tice. He telegraphed the Albany Con
vention he would take a nomination for
Congress on any platform they might
frame. He goea In for" the largest ap
propriations and the most offices. That
la what we all want to educate our sons
and daughters to believe in the old flax
and a Government position. Hurrah for
Lenta' and Snlera Demn-rocT.
Grant's Puss Courier.
Much stuff is being printed and reprinted
in regard to martial law in Idaho, and
the "horrors" of the bullpen prison. The
latter have been exaggerated to a ridicu
lous degree, and will be until the end of
the chapter, which will be the Presiden
tial election next November. While some
of these men may have been treated
hardly, aa a rule they havo experienced
much better treatment than confirmed
law-breakera deserve. Not one man would
need to be there if he had kept within
the known limits of right and Justice. The
problem of tho controversy of capital and
In the Senate. March 6, 1300, on the question of agreeing to tho confer
ence report and passing the gold-standard bill (H. R. 1), it was decided in
the affirmative as follows:
Twenty-one Democrats, 1 Republican,
In the House, March 13, 1900. tho
bill passed by the following vote:
Z Acheeon Dick Lacey
Z Adams Dolllver Landls
, Aldrich Dovener Lane
m Alexander Driggs I.awrence
J Allen. Me Drtscoll Levy
a Babcock Eddy LInney
a Bailey, Kan. Esch Llttauer
a, Baker Farts Llttlefield
t Barham Fitzgerald, N. Y. Long
a Barney Fletcher Lorimer
a Bartholdt Foss . Loudenslagcr
a Bingham Fowler Loverlng
a Bishop Freer Lybrand
a Boutell. IIL Gamblo McAleer
a Bowersock Gardner, Mich. McCleary
a Brick Gardner, N. J. McPhersoa
a Bromwell GUI Mahon
a Broslus GUIet, N. Y. Mann
a Brown GUlctt. Mass. Marsh
a Bull Graff Mercer
a Burke. S. D. Graham Meslck
a Burkctt Grout Metcalf
a Burleigh Grow Miller
a Burton .Hamilton Minor
a Butler Haughen Mondell
a Caldcrhead Hawley Moody, Mass.
a Cannon Hcatwole Moody, Or.
a Clarke. N. H. Hedge Morgan
a Clayton. N. Y. Henry. Conn. Mudd
a Cochrane. N. Y. Hepburn Needham
a Conncll, Hill O'Grady
o Corliss Hoffecker OUen
a Cousins Howell Overstreet
Crump Hull Packer, Pa
a Crumpacker Jack Parker, N. J.
Curtis Jenkins Payne
Dahle. Wis. Jones. Wash. Pearce, Mo.
Dalzell Joy Pcarro
Davenport. S. A. Kahn Phillips
Davidson Kerr Powers
Dayton Ketcham Prince
Denny Knox Pugh
0 Nino Democrats, 157 Republicans.
a Adamson Davenport. S. W. Lewis
a Allen. Ky. Do Armond Little
a Allen. Miss. Do Graffenreld Livingston
a Atwater De Vrles Lloyd
Bailey, Tex. Dlnsmoro McCIellan
Ball Dougherty McCullooh
Bankhcad Elliott McDowell
Barber FInley McRae
Bartlett Fitzgerald, Mass. Maddox
Bell Fleming May
Bellamy Foster Meeklson
Benton Gaston Meyer, La.
Berry Gilbert Moon
Brenner Glynn Muller
Brewer Green. Pa. Xaphen
a Brundldgo Griggs Nevillo
a Burleson Hay Noonan
a Burnett Henry, Miss. Norton, S. C.
a Caldwell Henry. Tex. Otey
a Campbell Howard Pierce, Tenn.
Catchlnga Jett Polk
Chanler Johnson Quarles
Clark. Mo. Kitchln Ransdell
a Clayton. Ala. Kleberg Rhea. Ky.
Cochran. Mo. Kluttz Rhea, Va.
Cooney Lamb Richardson
Cowherd Lanham Rlxey
Cox Latimer Robb
Crawford Lcntz Robinson, Neb.
Daly, N. J. Lester Rucker
One hundred and fourteen Democrats, 4 Populists,
labor Is not to be solved or decided off
hand, but cither one that resorts to law
lessness for carrying its point is surely
subject to punishment. But It is a cam
paign year, and therefore criminals may
pose as demagogue's martyrs for a few
months and perhaps somebody may vote
for somebody. This end Is ample reason.
according to the creed of the demagogue,
for attacking any of our Institutions, even
though they may bo absolutely necessary
for the welfare or safety of the Nation.
Every party has a large supply of these
demagogues, and in campaign year they
are abroad in all their glory.
The Drift Awny From "Reform
The Republican primaries were conspic
uous by the attendance or a large number
who had been Identified with the Dem
ocratic and Populist parties In times past.
Even the chairman of the Populist Cen
tral Committee at the last campaign was
spoken of as a delegate.
A gentleman of Populist persuasion
from the Coqullle, was doing a little mis
sionary work In this section last week, and
Inddcntlly looking out for his own fences.
He endeavored to Induce one of our prom
Inent business men who. In days past, was
Identified with the Pops, to attend the
county convention as a delegate, offering
all -sorts of Inducements In the line of
free transportation, accommodation, etc.,
but all In vain, the Marshfielder told him
that ho had quit the Populists and further
more we were enjoying the good times
of prosperity and that he would never fall
to pralso the bridgo that carried him
Moody's Good Grip on Wasco.
The Dalles Chronicle.
The Republican County Convention was
tho most harmonious political gntherim
that ever assembled In The Dalles. There
was not a motion made, a suggestion of
fered, a resolution presented that was not
accepted without a dissenting voice. The
convention seemed to know what It wanted
to do and It went about and did It In short
order. Congressman Moody's special work
ers had It all their own way, so far as
their main object was concerned the elec
tion of a solid Moody delegation to tht
Congressional and State Conventions.
Geororle Taken nt Ills Word.
Senator McBride, on a certain occasion,
remarked that he had retired from politics.
The Republicans evidently heard of this
determination on his part and concluded
to take him at his word at least, one Is
forced to that belief from the returns thus
far received from the Republican conven
tions. It Is thus early evident that George
Is not In It. and unless McKlnlcy provides
a place for him. he will be a privat
"Ulllcum" after the 4th of next March.
BRYAN SHOWS NO CHANGE
THE. SAME CLEVER ACTOR, WITH
Popnllsts OrsanlaiaK and "Polllnsj
Voters Variety of Political
Vote and Xevrs,
William J. Bryan is always tho same.
He has nothing new. -Even his Jokes are
merely twisted to fit conditions that havo
arisen since he used them before, or since
they were borrowed from the ancients who
existed prior to the flood. His speech de
livered in Salem yesterday was, as a mat
ter of course, the same old thing. Nothing
whatever that he has not said and repeat
ed a thousand times, or ten thousand times.
Nothing at all new, excepting the Puerto
Rico tariff question, and this only as a
substitution. The last time he spoke, or
Piatt, N. Y.
2 SUverites, 2 Populists.
conference report was adopted, and the
Smith. H. C. I
Smith, S. W. I
Smith. W. A. Z
Stevens. Minn. a
Stewnrt. N. J. a
Stewart, N. Y. a
Stewart. Wis. a
Wilson. N. Y.
Ryan. N. Y. a
Ryan. Pa, o
. Shafroth o
Smith. Ky. c
Stephens, Tex. a
Taylor; Ala. a
Thomas, N. C. a
Williams. J. R.
Wilson, S. C.
2 SUverites. !
tho last few times before this, he charged
the Republican party with some other
Inconsistency. Now he taunts their Ieaderd
with inconsistency of proposing to charge
the Puerto Rican products a small tariff,
because President McKInley, In a mes
sage a few months ago, expressed the
opinion that trade between that country
and this should be without any custom,
house rates. As a matter of course, Mr.
Bryan did not explain that tho money
proposed to be collected from the minimum
rates Is Tor the purpose of paying the ex
penses of government in that Island, being
a substitute for direct local or Internal
, revenue taxes.
Mr. Bryan attempted a discussion of the
money question, but his language was
weaker than ever, or, at least. It appeared
so. Perhaps this Is on account of the
fact that all of his predictions have been
discredited by actual events.
Mr. Bryan !s simply an actor. Ho has
a pleasing address He has a pleasing
appearance, but It was noted that he is
losing something of the latter. His face
and figuro have deteriorated since his last
appearance here. But his voice Is still
sound and his wind unimpaired.
It Is Inconceivable that such a man as
this can ever be President of the United
States. It Is Impossible. For what he is.
let us give him credit. Ho is a great
speaker, a pleasing actor, a born orator.
But this Is his caliber. This is his depth.
He creates nothing. He merely Imitates
and contorts. He seizes deftly a fact,
mixes It with a fancy and turns It Into a
pleasing rhetorical period. This is Bryan;
au mere is to the man; all there ever
was. He Is the same 'boy orator of the
Platte, a thousand miles long and only
six Inches deep." Semper Idem.
LET OFFICES SEEK THE MEX.
A Theory That Is Ortener Ignored
The candidate, to be successful, must
have something more than his party label
to recommend him. He cannot trot down
the home stretch to success simply be
cause ho wears the Democratic. Populist
or RepubUcan earmarks. In buying a
beef for his block, tho butcher Ignores
brands and buys the carcass that will
make Juicy steaks. Many a voter nowa
days is selecting his candidate on a sim
ilar hypothesis, at least in county mat
ters. Voters sometimes stick to their own
ticket straight, but "often they do not.
The condition cannot be controlled; it can
only be mitigated. Men are free to please
themselves. They were born so, and they
will continue to vote as they please as
long as time and elections last.
Tho man who wins in ordinary cam
paigns is only the man who draws votes
enough from the opposition to make up
the loss among his own partisans. The
man who thinks ho can carry every vote
of his own party Is an egotist. If, in seek
ing office, his success depends on captur
ing all the votes of his own party, he is
as sure of defeat at the polls as that the
sun will set on election day.
Summed up, these facts lead to one and
but one Inevitable conclusion: The man
who wants office, lri order to Insure suc
cess, should 'not seek the office, hut let
the office seek htm. If the office wants
him. It will find him at the convention.
If he falls of nomination there, he will
lose nothing; for, If the office .would not
seek him at the convention. It would not
hare sought him at the polls. Of all
truths, there la none more true' than this:
That the man who forces his nomination
to office -digs a grave for his own ambi
tion. Goebel did it In Kentucky, and- Goe
bels can do It again at any time and any
where, even in Benton County.
WHO. WERE THETt
Complaint That Federal Offlceholders
Meddled In Jackson. County.
Tho Ashland Tidings makes vigorous
complaint about "Interference with Jack
son County's Republican primaries,"
which were held the 21th lnst, but says
the result was overwhelming Indorsement
of Speaker E. V. Carter for Representa
tive in Congress. Part of the paper's re
"For weeks past aspirants for county
convention honors and additional favors
In the way of rcnomlnation for First Ju
dicial district office, have been arranging
to 'set up' these primaries in the Interest
of themselves, and in this they had the
advice and encouragement of Federal offi
cials, who Imagined their tenure of place
depended upon this or that person. From
Portland emissaries came with comfort,
advice and plans to 'fix things up' for
the Republicans of Ashland to carry out.
But, alas, for the well-laid plans of mice
and men, they failed of being consum
mated; and the local Republicans took it
into their own heads to name delegates
to the county convention, which they
did with no uncertain vote."
Southern Oregon Support Predicted.
Hon. E. B. Watson, of Portland, and
formerly of Jackson County, will have the
solid support of the delegation from Jack
son County for Supreme Judge, as well
as Josephine and adjoining counties.
Henry D. Kubll Is looking after Judge
Watson's Interest and there will be no
opposition In the county convention.
Abuse of Gennlne Populists.
Forest Grove Times.
Because some Populists (and they are
the men who made the Populist party
what it was In Its glory) refuse to be
dragooned into the Democratic camp they
are receiving all sorts of abuse from tho
fusion press. Scratch a fusion reformer
and you lay bare a spoilsman-
The public debt Is decreasing at a rapid
rate, I notwithstanding extraordinary ex
penses for the Philippine trouble. During
tho last Democratic administration the
public debt Increased, in time of peace. In
Just about the same ratio that It now de
creases. These Be Solid Times.
Linn County Republican delegates are
solid for Judge Hewitt for Congress.
Jackson Is solid for Speaker Carter, Marlon
for Claud Gatch, Clackamas for George
Brownell, Benton for John D. Daly, and
Washington for Tongue.
Another Warning; for Mark nanna.
Senator Simon seems to be taking the
most advanced grounds of any Republican
Senator on the Puerto Rico bill. If Boss
Hanna don't look out. Little Joe will have
him dethroned and scat himself upon the
Xeed of the Bine Pencil.
If Bryan expects to derive any advan
tage from his Pacific Coast tour his
speeches will need careful editing and re
vising. The antl-expanslon planks of his
Lincoln platform will be a useless encum
A Variety of Items of More or Less
L. M. Curl of Albany has quit the ranks
of Populism and Joined the Republican
Tho Albany Democrat observes that
"McBride Is undoubtedly the weakest
United States Senator Oregon ever had."
Hon. James A. Fee will probably be
nominated by Republicans for Prosecut
ing Attorney of the Sixth Judicial Dis
trict. The Albany Democrat says that "If Joe
Simon keeps on, he will be a first-class
Democrat," Then the'Bryan papers will
sing praises to his name.
Republicans of the Seventh Congression
al District of West Virginia have elected
delegates to the National Convention.
They are Instructed for McKInley.
An Interesting contest is that going on
in Linn County between Judge J. N. Dun
can and A. M. Cannon for support for
District Attorney of the Third District.
Ex-Representative W. R. Ellis Is said
by the Pendleton East Oregonlan to be
slated by Republicans for nomination as
Circuit Judge of the Sixth Judicial dis
trict. The McMInnvlIIe Transcript thinks that.
In spite of the candidates against him,
Hon. T. H. Tongue will be renominated.
It thinks Gatch is the strongest man
The Lebanon-Express-Advance wants M.
A. Miller nominated by the Democrats for
representative In Congress. It Is likely
the Republicans would also be pleased to
have him nominated.
"Buck" Hlnrichsen says Illinois will
surely be carried this year by Bryan.
But ho said that the State would be for
Bryan in 1S26. Tho returns showed a
majority for McKInley.
The Republican primaries at La Grande
brought out a very large vote, and there
was a close contest, J. M. Church and J.
W. Scrlber were both elected delegates
from the Second precinct.
At La Grande complaint Is made about
the city's dumping shell rock on the
streets, "as it will now be a matter of
Impossibility for the Populists to keep
In the middle of the road."
President Campbell, of the Monmouth
Normal School. Is mentioned by two or
three papers as a desirable man for the
fusion nomination for Representative of
tho First Congressional district.
The Wallowa News hopes to see Senator
McBride defeated for re-election, because
"he has not the necessary ability for the
high office he now holds." It has even
a worse opinion of Senator Simon.
Hon. J. K. Wcatherford, of Linn, Is re
garded by the Roseberg Review as one of
the strongest and most available men who
could be nominated In the First Congres
sional District by the Demo-Populists.
The wise man soweth his oats and
planteth his potatoes, says the Lostine
Leader, but the prospective candidate
talks expansion, and late In the Fall
will ask his wife to half-sole his pants.
In the great fight of the Tanner-Cullon
forces In Illinois, Len Small. Tanner's
chief lieutenant, was nominated for State
Sdhator on the 100th ballot, but not until
he pledged himself to support Cullom for
Governor Geers declination to ride In
a carriage to Colonel Bryan's meeting at
Salem, on the ground that, as one of the
common people, he preferred to walk, has
brought much sharp comment from Bry
A Baker City paper says tlat "the Re
publican party in Baker County has never
been so thoroughly organized as now, and
as they wUl stand squarely for sound
money, protection and expansion, their
fusion opponents wUl be routed."
Eastern Oregon and Washington papers
of the Bryan persuasion are gleefully
publishing the fact that the Colonel had
an Immense crowd at Salem. But Marion
County wUl probably Increase Its ma
jority against him. Just the same.
The Lostine Leader approves Senator
Simon's vote on the Puerto Rican
bill and "hopes the other Oregon Senator
wilt take the same stand." It also wants
voters to remember that Tongue and
Moody voted against the bill In the house.
Hon. B. L. Eddy is said by the Tilla
mook Headlight to be the only man who
Is talked of for Representative In the Leg
islature from 'Tillamook County. He has
been Mayor and School Director of hl
town and Is now Deputy District Attor
ney. Returned members of tho Second Ore
gon are quickly recognized by RepubUcan
nominating conventions this year. The
Democrats may meet this movement by
nominating Captain Heath, of McMInn
vlIIe, for Representative from the First
A Lebanon paper, which proposed M.
A. Miller for Congress, says he does not
wont tho office and would not accept the
nomination. Milt can't be bothered with a
little place like that. As to the Vice
Presidency well, that's another story and
one that will never be told.
Tho Independence Enterprise wants po
litical parties In Polk County this yeai
to "put in the field representative tickets
that will represent Polk County in out
stato politics In a metropolitan way men
that can attract attention by both thelt
deUvery of speech and sound Judgment."
The Salem Statesman says that "the
majority of the people of Marion Coun
ty do not wish Mr. Corbett any bad luck;
but they do not want him to represent
them in the United States Senate; and
they aro not likely to cast their votes for
any man to whom the linger of suspicion
points as a Corbett man."
The Albany Herald asks who will be
Bryan's running mate next Fall If Milt
MlUer decides to stand for Congress in
the First Oregon District? The sarcastic
Salem Journal meets the question in
this way: "Why not send him to the
United States Senate and be done with
It? There ought to be one brainy, mod
est man In that body."
The Salem Statesman and the Salem
Journal are agreed upon one point the
unfitness of Commissioner Hermann for
official place. The former has often
scorched him, and now the latter paper
says: "He 13 absolutely unscrupulous as
to qualifications for office, or how many
new offices he creates. Those are quali
ties that tell In a race for office."
The Observer of La Grande reports that
the Populists have a live club at Halfway
which has adopted resolutions as follows:
"1st We oppose fusion of any kind In
county or state. 2nd We are in favor
of putting up a full state and county
ticket. 3rd That the county convention
be after the conventions of the old parties,
giving ample time for delegates to reach
the state convention."
"Tho fact is. Umatilla Is tho richest
county In the state In proportion to pop
ulation," says a Bryanlte paper at Pen
dleton, and "there Is more production per
capita in Umatilla than in any other
county." Boasts of wealth and riches,
while the country Is staggering under the
accursed gold standard are enough to pro
voke reprimand by the meandering Col
onel from Nebraska.
This Is the way the Democratic paper at
Roseberg speaks of Populists who refuse
to barter their principles or support an
office-seeking fusion; "Sam Holt, the Pop
ulist 'for revenue only, has got his aggre
gation fairly In the middle of the road al
ready. The Jackson County statesman
Is also ready for sealed proposals from g.
o.p. contractors, a certified check to be en
closed as a guarantee of good faith."
These plain words from the stato plat
form of the Arkansas Republicans: "We
denounce the Goebel act and the Nesbit
act. and ail similar laws In Arkansas and '
elsewhere concocted to cheat the honest
voter and to enable a corrupt minority to
govern. Every honest voter should fight
them to death." It Is the duty of Repub
licans throughout the United States to
watch the new conspiracy agalns the bal
lot. Unless stamped out It will soon be
up to Congress and the electoral college.
Hon. W. J. Furnish, of Pendleton, for
merly a Gold Democrat, Is a thorn In the
side of certain citizens who haven't per
ception enough to grapple the money
question successfully. The Tlmcs-Moun-talneer,
of The Dalles, for example, hurls
this spiteful paragraph at him: "For a
good many years W. J. Furnish accepted
all kinds of favors at the hands of Uma
tilla County Democracy. They picked him
up out of poverty and gave him an office
until he became a rich man. Then he
flopped and now he is the whole push In
tho Republican party or Umatilla. He has
rounded up the primaries .and about the
next thing we hear of Furnish will be that
he Is a candidate for Congress or United
States Senator. He Is capable of furnish
ing wind and gall enough for almost any
thing In the line of politics."
Senators Davis and Nelson of Minneso
ta, McCumber of North Dakota. Welling
ton of Maryland, Beverldge of Indiana,
Mason of Illinois, and Simon of Oregon
are listed as the representatives In the up
per house who ore opposed to the Puerto
Rican bill. Washington correspondents
of various papers think a majority of
these Senators will be whipped Into line,
and that "only Davis, Wellington and
Nelson will hold out to the end." It Is
plain that, small as Senator Simon is
physically, the correspondents haven't
sized him up yet. Tenacity of purpose Is
one of hfs characteristics.
Many newspapers of the First District
favor the rcnomlnation of Representative
Tongue. The following from the Marsh
field Sun. Is one of numerous similar no
tices: "Thomas H. Tongue should, and
will be, renominated for Congress. Never
was there a time in tho history of Oregon
that we were so much in need of a man
of his worth and ability. His knowledge
of routine work In the House has been
acquired by years of hard and diligent
labor, and to give his seat to a new man
would be a sacrifice of the state's best
Interests. We do not desire to cast as
persions on the ability of any of the As
pirants for Mr. Tongue's honored posi
tion, but we do say that every argument
Is in favor of his return, and tho road Is
clear for his renomlnatlon."
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THE POLITICAL ARENA
A FILIPIXO'S REBUKE TO AXTT- IM
PERIALISTS. Curtis Makes Threats In Clatsop May,
Start a "Political Laundry" to
Harass His Foes.
A New York dispatch to the St. Louts
Globe-Democrat says that Ramon Reyes
Lola, the FlUplna. who believes that his
countrymen wUl prosper only under
American rule, has returned from his
lecture tour In New England, and gave
an amusing account of the overturesJ
mado to him in Boston by the Antl-In
pcrlaUst League of Edward Atkinson an
other kindred spirits. The result of the)
advances was a flat-tooted declaratid
from Lola that he had no use for
league, which surprised Edward Atkll
son. William Lloyd Garrison and other!
It appears from Mr. Lala's description
oi nis interview at the league's head
quarters that these f-entlemen were la-
boring under the Impression that their
visitor was of the Agonclllo type of Fill-)
plno envoy. Mr. Atkinson and his friends.
Mr. Lala said today, greeted him upon
his arrival at their headquarters with
open arms, and started in to weep with
him over the shooting of his countrymen,
by this Government,
"In mjr talk with them." said Mr. Lala,
"I saw very clearly how poorly they were
Informed about everything to do with the
Philippines. When I tried to explain the
conditions there they interrupted me with
assertions about the corruption at Wash
ington, and refused to listen to any ar
gument I could make from the point of
view of a Filipino who grew up in the
Philippines and who knows their real
condition today. 'Gentlemen,' I said final
ly, 'I hold you responsible for the thou
sands of deaths in the Philippines. You
have done wrong. You have made ray
people think that a large number of peo
ple in this country are in sympathy with
this insurrection. You are not well In
formed enough to know that from Agui
naldo's rule the Filipinos can expect ab
solutely nothing. He showed his Insin
cerity by selling himself to Spain.
"Instead of being an Agulnaldo or an
Agonclllo, I am an expansionist, for I be
lieve tho Americans, with their capital
and brains, will make my people happier
than they have ever been. In my mind.
Admiral Dewey Is the savior of that
country, and the people are already ap
preciating the benefits of his victory- I
don't believe all the stories about the
corruption of this Government, for the
reason that I've lived here off and on for
12 years, and have learned to know the
true worth of the American people."
In spite of this declaration, however,
the anti-Imperialists refused to change
their views, either regarding the Philip
pines or Mr. Lala. .
"As I left." said the latter. "Mr. Wins
low shook hands with me and said he
still greeted me as a countryman of Agul
naldo, leading. me to believe from this
that he could not greet a Filipino In
any other way. My visit showed me that
these professed friends of my country
do not understand the people there at
all. Furthermore. I believe they have not
the Intelligence necessary to alter a na
tion's Judgment, for wherever I have been
I have found the American
vor of expansion."
CURTIS MAKES COVE
Is Inclined to Start a Poll!
house in ClatsoJ
C. J. Curtis, of Astoria, bij
ing freely, since the reportj
latlon that he was not to '
on the Clatsop Legislative
are some of his remarks:)
"I have always been a
am today a more consists
than some of my alleged'
I have assisted In their political cam
paigns, knowing that they were a detri
ment to the best Interests of the party.
"As to my being a candidate In the Re
pubUcan convention, I will say nothing.
'I am in tho hands of my friends. I do
not expect to receive the . ominatlon for
the Legislature from the Republican con
vention. Experience has taught me that
a man must be a tool ( he adheres strict
ly to party lines in C op County, and
no man has ever used me as a tool. Per
haps this is the cause -- the recent un
pleasantness. "There seems to bo a general disposi
tion on the part of unscrupulous ring men
to wash some of the dirty linen of poli
tics In Clatsop County. If necessary I can
start a steam laundry and do more wash
ing than any man in Clatsop County. It
this Is done. It will require a vast amount
of fumigating matter to clear the politi
cal atmosphere. The bubonic plague wlU
not be a circumstance to the epidemic
that will attack the ring in Clatsop Coun
ty. Fifteen years of experience in train
ing with the gang puts me In a position
to publish facts and figures that wUl
cause a large-sized disturbance."
In Darkest Clatsop.
Astoria Evening Budget.
As nearly as we can learn from tho
latest hellograms. Commandant CurtU
has reconnoltered In force and occupied
the Clatsop County kopjo as a prelim
inary to a general movement, horse, foot
and baggage, against the enemy, which
he will soon lead In person. In the mean
time. Commandant Fulton Is pursuing
hi3 customary policy, throwing up ln
trenchments. lying In vast stores of am
munition and encouraging his troops to
daily devotions. The signs of a fearful
and sanguinary conflict between the erst
while Damon and Pythias of Clatsop Re
publicanism cause the moon to appear
crimson hued whenever it shows itself.
Curtis Capacious Pocket.
Astoria. Evening Iews.
Mr. Curtis indignantly denies that ha
stole the "nlckel-In-the-siot" bill. It Is
recalled, however, that Mr. Curtis was
counsel for defendant In a case against
a local merchant, charged with gambling
by means of one of these alluring little
devises. In arguing the case, Mr. Curtis
played a trump by showing that the "nlck-cl-ln-the-slot"
law was unconstitutional,
for the reason that the bill passed by the
House was a printed copy and not tha
original, which W33 In hl3 (counsel's)