leaf is irom in Mult- the way of 5ast actions. The udge Williams that Ires were partly wrong," Jted in all the "cow coun- The two factions can lever get together by discussing past grievances nor by grumbling over technical questions of regu larity. Multnomah county has two re publican organizations, one pre sided over by Sol Hirsch, whose republicanism cannot be doubted and who, as chairman of the re publican state central committee, was largely instrumental in car rying Oregon for McKinley and sound money. Donald McKay, state senator, is chairman of the second faction. Republicans throughout the state have been demanding that these factions cease to disturb the party with their bickerings. In answer to this demand the Hirsch-Carey-Willis faction have submitted the term of peace, elsewhere ap pearing, to the Simon-McGinn-Corbett organization. This coin promise offer hinges chiefly upon the regulations for ensuring hon estly conducted primary elect ions. Judge Geo. H. Williams, in whom every republican of Or egon has unbounded confidence, is named as arbiter. The proposition submitted is eminently fair and gives neither side the slightest advantage, ex cept as one may have the support of the most voters in Multno mah county, and republicans be lieve inthe rule of the majority. Only utterly selfish motives, at variance with party fealty, will prevent the acceptance of this plan for peace. General Williams, when seen in regard to this matter, said he had not been consulted and had not authorized the use of his name as arbiter, and did not rel ish the idea of assuming such serious responsibility; but he would act if the proposal be ac cepted by the Simon faction, and he thought there could be no valid excuse for rejecting it. "I am not identified with either fac tion, " he added, "I want to see fair play and a square deal. If the two factions will eliminate personal feeling Irom the con test and stand shoulder to shoulder in support of the ad ministration, the republicans of Oregon will sound the first note of victory in 1898. HOFFMAN ITEMS. School opened again Monday with several new students. I The present good we-ithcr has j causae! some of our farmers to start seeding. Mr. J. M. Hoffman is the m.-.n we expect for juslice ol the peace m our precinct. Miss Daisy Woods returned (o tt,.....;k.. iw vj.. .i i ii...iul6 ncn xcti suajr, w ncio she is attending school. R. G. McElkiney made a busi ness trip to Salem Wednesday, I relative to his pension claim. i Mr. Paul A. Johnston spent Wednesday in Corvallis attending1 lo business lor Mr. Lewis Wenlz. Our yauns people have om'oved ili.UH lnaamahaatuch. bavins a early every ; ' I daughter fspted posi- litory, Cor- Mr. and Mrs. Dwye'r and daueh ter, Ella, who have been visiting wilh Mrs. T. B. Williamson, their daughter and sister, have relum ed to 'their home in Portland. Scudd. PHILOMATH NEWS LETTER. A protracted meeting is in pro gress at Keezel chapel. Prof. Sneak attended teachers institute at Portland last week. Miss Lennie Derrick went to her home near Kddyville Monday. Dr. F. M. Carter, of Elk City, wa-i here Tisiting his family last week. Mrs. J. A. Gellatly and Mrs. Plutarch Lewis, of Corvallis, were in the city Sunday. Mrs. Ebberts, of Irving, lias moved to town to send her son, Che-ter, to Philomath college. There was a large attendance at die Woodmen supper Friday even ing. The supply of soup, chicken pies, caka. etc., greatly exceeded the demand. Elder Parker preached in t college Su "Christ! gelt Steps ultno- rty. MEN COMMENT In Republicans Have Now No isonable Excuse to Give Why They Should Net Meet This Off. r. The following is the full text of an offer to effect a compromise between the two factions within the republican party in Multnomah county submitted by lion. Sol Hirsch. chairman of the county centra committee, of what is known as the Mitchell faction, to lion. Donald McKay, chairman of the ounty central committee, of the Si mon faction: Portland, Or., Dec. 27, 1897. Honorable Donald McKay. Port land. Oregon Dear Sir: Whereas, rnforrunate factional differences in the republican party in this city and ( unity, growing out of the primary election of 1896. culminated in a di vision of the party in this eounty, and the organization of two different com r itleis. one composed of yourself as chairman, and six other gentlemen. the other composed of the under signed, being one' member from each ward i nthe city of Portland, and two members from the 'precincits in .he county outside of the city, with I'ouorable Sol Hirsch as chairman, each of which committees claim to represent the republican imrty of this i-mnty and city, for convenience, the rentier of said committees will hereaf ter Im designed as "your" commit t f. and the latter as "our" commit tee, and. Whereas, further. It is universally known that leading and influential re- i by lots as hereinafter provided, shall se P"blicans throughout the state, irre- I Ippt two judges in eaeli of the 14 of such - -live of their preferences as to men i election precincts as are designated by 1 factions, or their past or present j u' numbers, while the sab-committee, or : filiations, are earnest in the expres- ! its representatives having second choice, to K'on of their wishes and opinions to determined as above by lots, shall se thc effect that the republican party j u'et om' .iu1He for P"maiy election in ef Multnomah eountv should speedily j of t,,p "" election precincts desig- s Mle for themselves these factional na,1 ,,r 0,1,1 numbers; while the sub-com- fTcirnccs in the part v. and thus pre- sent n united front to the common t-:iemy; Therefore. without entering upon i-itlur statement or discussion, as to what person or persons, faction or factions. If any. are responsible, eith er In whole or lti part, for the unfor tunate state of affairs in the repub lican party of this elty and eounty, .mil In the spirit of entire fairness, si ml solely with the view of bringing nbottt If possible, unity or organiza tion and action in the republican par ty, on a hatn alike fair and honora ble to every republican and all fac tions, our committee here submit to you for the consideration of your committee the following projositions. having for the sole purpose provis ions for a fair primary election to 1m? held at the proper time next spring, in which all republicans may partic ipate, and at which each and every faction of the party In this city and i-ounty shall be at liberty to support their own ticket for delegates to the city and county conventions to be held later for the purjKise of nominat ing candidates for precinct, city and county officers, including members of the legislature, and delegates to the state and district conventions, the persons so nominated at such conven tions to receive the cordial and earn est support of all republicans. We propose that there shall be one and only one. republican county and city convention held In the county of Multnomah, in the spring of 1898. which shall possess all the powers and discharge all the duties usually pertaining to such conventions in ac ccrdance with the rime honored us ages of the republican party. That then- shall be one and only one republican primary- election held In said Multnomah eountv In the spring of 1S9S. and It shall ! held in accordance with the provisions of an act of the legislative assembly of the state of Oregon, approved February 11. 1891. relating to primary elections, ami known as the Primary T.aw. At such primary election shall be elected the, delegates who. and who alone. sfialH Ik- entitled to a seat in said county and city convention. That the annual call shall be issued at the proper time for such primary lection and convention, and shnil beslgned by the chairman and sec retory of each of said committees. There being In the city of Portland 11 wards, numbered resiectively and iHiseentively from one to eleven, and in the eounty of Multnomah outside f ?ald city. 28 election precincts, numbered resj)ectivelyand consecu tively from fifty-four upward to-eighty-one. Inclusive, which election -'--cinets are also designated by de stinctive names, as follows: St. Johns, No. 54: Bertha, 55: Mt. Zlon. 56; m,M" ; i-mmon. o: iion- ,)rook. 59. Columbia. 60: Willamette Slough. 61: Montnvilla. 62: Willam ette. S3: Mount Tabor. 64: South ! Mount Tnlor. 65; Woodstock. 66; j Lesmia, fi JTS, 67: Killgaver. 68; Kalrview. I sham. 70: Powells Valley. 71: I'routdale. 72: Hwlburt. 73: Bridal Veil. 74: Bower. 75: Sylvan. 76: Itockwood. 77; Wfirrendnle. 78: Cor nell liond. 79: West Portland. 80; M'iUsburg. 81. Ot:v committee propose that the ap rortionment of the delegates to the county nno city conventions, nfore viid. shall be aa follows: such of said ward and precincs ax cast over 100 votes each In 1SSI6 for McKinley for 1 -csldent. shall lie allowed respectlve iv. one delegate for each 130 votes so east, and one delegates for each 40 or frore over an.even hundred cast, and e-u-h of said precincts which cast less than 100 votes for McKinley hi 1896 shall tm allowed one delegate. That the chairmen respectively of said il was duly -installed and pro ceeded to business. Married Thursday, December 30, 1897, by Prof. R E. Emerick, Miss Dora Boles, and Guy Frink. Late in the evening a large party of young people assembled at the residence of W. H. Boles and filled the air with sweet music. PHILOMATH COLLEGE. Quite a number of new students entered after the holidays. The training department is so crowded that part of the pupils are sent into another room to study. Tire students have returned from their holiday visit home with their faces wreathed, in smiles and a flavor of Christmas still in their mouths. There was quite a surprise at the boarding hall on December 25th, when Miss Anna Brooks and Rev. Jos. Piggett were married. They will remain and pursue ll. ommittees shall each appoint f committee of which he i chairman committee of three, which sub-commiteee chall, at the prpoer time, select and pro cure the use of a place in each ward in said city and a place in each of said pre cincts in said county, outside of said city, for a polling place for such ward or pra eir.ct. That each of said comniitteees shall pay one-half of the expenses neces sarily incurred for such polling places and a publication of the call for said primary election. That the judges of said primary election shall be seletcd as follows: in wards nunilercd respectively one, three, five, seven, nine an eleven, that is, in all the old-numbered wards in said city, one of such sub-cjimiittec, or its representative, having first choice, which choice is to be determined by lots as hereinafter provided, shall select two judges for the primary voting places in each of said w;ards, r.nJ the other of such sub-committee, or its representative, shall select one judge in each of said odd-numbered wards; while in wards numbered respectively two. four, six. eight and ten. that is to say in all Uneven-numbered wards of said city, said sub-conimittce, or its representatives, hav ing second choice, shall select two judges for each of said even-numbered wards, while the other sub-committee, or its rep resentatives, shall select one judge for each of said even-numbered wards. And the question as to which sub-committee or its representative, shall have sec ond choice, as aforesaid, shall, unless soon er agreed upon by said committee, be de termined by lot as aforesaid on or before the 10th day of January. MSB, in the pres ence and under the direction of the arbiter hereinafter named, and. said judges sh dl 1m named at the time of preparing the call for said prima ry election. The judges of election in the 28 elec tion precincts outside of fhecity, num bered respectively and consecutively from 54 upward to 81, inclusive, as aforesaid, shall lie selected as follows: The sub committee, or its representative, having first choice, such choice to be determined ! " or its representative, having second e';lce, shall select two judges tor saitl primary election in each of tne 11 of said elective precincts designated by even num bers, while l?ie other sub committee, or its representative, shall select, one judge for said primary election, in each of said elec tion precincts designated by even numbers. And the question as to which committee, or its representative, shall have first choice shall, unless sooner mutually agreed upon by said committees, be determined by lot on or before the 10th day of January, l?fH, at the same time as casting lots for first choice in said city wards aforesaid: this also to be done in the presence and under the direction of the arbiter hereinafter named. And said judges for said pre cincts reSiectively. outside of the city, shall all be named at the time of preparing the call for said primary election. That the judge or judges of -aid polling place, who shall have been selected by our committee, or its representative, shall be permitted to select one person for clerk for such polling-pjace, and that each of the judge or judges, for each polling-place, who shall have leen selected by ,vout committee or its representative, shall be permitted to select one person for clerk for such polling-pi ace. and the persons so selected respectively shall be duly appoint ed and qualified and act as such "clerks. That in addition to the two poll books of said primary election required by law to be kept by the judges and clerks." there shall be kept at each polling-place by such judges and clerks, an additional poll book, to be in all respects a duplicate of the other pool books kept as required by law, and that one of said three pool books so kept shall be delivered to you committee, one to our committee, and one" to the clerk of the county court of Multnomah county at the close of said election. That Hon. TJeorge H. Williams, of Port land. Oregon 31 gentleman of unquestioned integrity, a republican of undoubted loyal ty, a statesman ot great, ability, ami a judge whose actions cannot be improperly controlled, influenced or biased by any person of persons, faction, or f ictions, shall be arbiter for the purposes herein named. That the said arbiter shall have power and authrity from the time of the accept ance of these propositions by your com mittee to the time of holding such primary elections, fo decide all questions with ref erence to which said committees or sub committee shall disagree .and to call meet ings of said sub committee, and his decis ions thereon shall be final and binding on all concerned. That said arbiter shall also call the aforesaid eounty and eitv convention to order, and lm temporary chairman thereof: he shall appoint two from each of the con tending faetionstherein who. with him self as chairman thereof, shall constitute the. committee on credentials for such con vention. That no proxies shall he used in said convention except that in case of the ab sence o fany delegate a person to act as proxy in his place shall be selected by the delegates from, the ward for which sajd absent delc;te was elected, and in case such absent delegate as elected by a pre cinct, the proxy for him shall be selected by the convention. That both our Committee and your com mite shall pledge themselves to abide by the results of such primary election, and to loyally support the entire ticket which shall be nominated by said county and city convention, and that we shall further pledge our united efforts to secure reforms in both city and ciTinty governments in all respects and especially by reduction of tax ation and in the expenditure of public monies. We deem each and all the parts of these propositions absolutely fair and honorable, and such ae every republican can agree to without any sacrifice ot principle, and all of which we nowtender in good faith in the spirit of compromise, looking solely, not to the candulacy or promotion 01 any man or men. but to the unity and welfare of the republican party in this city, eounty and state. Asuumlng that you and your committee. been making some radical im provements in the library room, on account of greater safety it has been deemed prudent to continue the library and cabinet in the eol lege building and give the room in the new building to the Latin and Greek classes. WELLS ITEMS. Everybody seems happy to start in with the new year. Arthur and Ruth Lilly, of Cor vallis, were visiting friends here this week. Miss Eva Benson, of Mount View, sp?nt several days visiting friends here last week. There was quite a crowd of young folks gathered at the grange hall to watch the old year out. Messrs Beal and Carter have been tn the vicinity of Suver for the past week purchasing dogs to take to Klondike. Some one entered tl the existing conditions. accept these propositions, we. in the event ot such acceptance in writing, within 10 days from the receipt by you of this communication, pledge ourselves in advance to give loyal support to the entire ticket which shall he nominated by said county and city conventions, and, unless your committee shall so accept in writing; we shall understand that you reject these propositions. . SO!,. HIRSCH, chairman, 4th ward. W. T. HUME, secretary, 2d ward. P. I WILLIS, 1st ward. JAM ICS UYV.V8. 3d ward. W. F. MATHEWS, 5th ward. CAUL A. HfiANDlKS, Ctb. ward. ' H. M. BUSH, 7th ward. JOHN WOOD 8th ward. JOHN M. LEWIS, 0th ward. 1. A. MOIJKiS, 10th ward. W. H. MOORE, llth ward. HENRY CHAPMAN. D. 0. POWELL. VIEWS OF PR0MIMET REPUBLICANS. .fudge Williams is favorable to the sciieme of harirony that is presented by the united republican county committee. "1 believe in harmony." slid he last night, at. his residence, "and will do all in my power to bring il about. The matter was explained to me today by a few gentle men, and f agree with the proposition as described by them. There of course may be more details which require alteration, but tlie general proposition is very fair, and I hope that the other side may see fit to accept it. "I belong to no faction: l am identified with neither, but I hope to see the repub lican party succeed in the coining election. The fictions must get together if thev expect to win. "The use of my name as arbiter is wholly unanthorized. No ouehas consult ed me upon the subject. I cannot sav whether or not I would accept the .respon sibility till I have fully examined the mat ter. I desire to understand the terms of the arbitration." Joseph Simon, who is the leader of the opposing faction, was not ready to express an opinion upon the subject. "I have heard of the paper." said he. "but I hive nol hajl time to examine it. and I am therefore net in a position to discuss it." A copy was offered Mr. Simon for per usal, but he said that he was too busy with legal matters to study it. '"The pro position will doubtless receive considera tion from the county committee," said he, "and it will take whatever action it may see fit. A meeting will probably be callej to consider the subject. Just now I am very busy preparing a case for tomorrow, and I shall not have time to investigate the subject." Notwithstanding Mr. Simon's disclaim er, it seems very evident that he has given the paper some thought. Mr. Hume, the secretary of the Mitchell-Republican coun ty committee, served the notice upon Chairman Donald McKay, of the opposing faction's eounty committee, at about 9:30 yesterday morning. An hour afterward, Mr. McKay went to Mr. Simon's office, carrying the paper in his hand. When Chairman McKay was asked for his opinion he had none" to offer. "The proposition will have to be considered by the county committee. As yet I have not called a meeting of the committee, and do not know that one will be held this week. I have just received the document and have not had time to thoroughlv examine if." ' ' "Has Mr. Simon seen the proposition yet ?" was asked. "No, he has not seen it yet," replied the chairman. Kx-Pcnator John H. Mitchell as seen, and this inquiry made of him: "Have, you seen and are you familiar with the written proposition submitted to day by the repuldican county committee of which Hon. Sol. Hirsch is chairman, to the republican eounty committee of which Hon. Donald MoEay is chairman, and If so has it vour approval?" "Vcs. 4, am cognizant and perfectly fa miliar with the proposition submitted to day by the republican county committee ot which Mr. Hirsch is chairman, to the republican county' committee of which Mr. McKay is chairman, having for its purpose the unification of the republican partv and its representative organization in Multnomah county," said he. "The proposition has my unqualified ap proval, and as one.member of the republi can party 1 have labored assiduously dur ing the past month to bring il about. Tn my judgment it. presents a means abso lutely fair whereby the party can be united, without any sacrifice o'f principle or humiliation upon the part of anyone, and it is. therefore one which should re ceive the cordial endorsement of everr true republican. "I cannot but have implicit faith that a proposition so eminently fair in every re spect will meet with acceptance from Mr. McKay and every member of his com mittee." Hon. Sol Hirsch, chairman of the com mittee which made the proposition, did not care to discuss it. "The paper speaks for itself," said he. "lint you may sav that I hone that it will be accepted. That the republican party, to be sure of victory, should be oiled nad all factional differ ences should be settled." Charles H. Carey, chairman of the re publican congressional committee for the second district, had this to say when ask ed concerning the proposition : "So far as I am personally concerned it is o matter of entire indifference to me whether the proposition is accepted or re jected. 1 am always and at all times in faver of the settlement of party differences within the party ranks, and I believe that the committee has done a very proper thing in trying to arrange for but one set of republican primaries. "At the same time it seems to me that the overtures for peace should rather have come from those who have been at fault. We arc all partisans, and it is hard to be a good party man and yet be perfectly fair, but it must he manifest that the cause of all the trouble has been in the re fusal of some prominentjnembers of the party to stand b ythe principle of rule by majority. The majority of the county convention in tne last campaign put up the ticket, but the minority put up another and compelled the majority to re sort to the indirect method of us ing the Mitchell-Republican assembly large number of posts at Suver. They have already commenced to deliver them, but owing to the condition of the roads it is slow work. The Wells assembly of the Uni ted Artisans installed their officers on the evening of January 1. They had invited quite a number of their friends to be present, and after the installation there Was an excellent musical program render ed and an address by Dr. J. L. Hill, of Albany, after which all were invited to the. banquet hall, where the sisters had spread an excellent supper, to which everybody did justice and went to their respective homes with many words of cheer for the United Artisans. Several members of the Corvallis assembly were pres ent. BLODGETT NEWS. J. A. Wood, our merchant, is LUiUMWtariltariiUaHlltaH BE' Kl l Brinted on the Th 4tf WffTc legislature agreed upon MitMBPsenator. but the minor ity went inWIMkmrne and the populists to defeat the will of. the party. The ma jority of the congressional convention nom inated Ellis for congressman, but the mi nority brought out an independent candi: date. "So, as I look at it, the committee has been very good natured to those who have been out of harmony with the party, though I must say that I would like to see the party united and fighting their natural -enemies rather than among them selves. "The party should lje greater than Its individual members, and if we can ever get back to the old-fashioned plan of letting the neighborhood vot ers nominate Tira voce and elect their delegates to the county and city con ventions, instead of having the whole list of delegates as well as the whole ticket prepared in advance in some body's office, it will be better for the party and everybody will have a fair show." Charles V. lxrd. when seen and asked his opinion of the offer of com promise, said: "I can scarcely conceive of a rea sorjible objection to the offer of com promise made by the republican cen tral committee to the so-called Simon faction of the republican party. It is certainly very unfortunate that any misunderstanding should have arisen: and the interests of the republican party of this county, ami. in fact, of this slate, it seems to inc. should be considered liefore that of the ambi tions of any person or persons. This can only le accomplished by a full and fair settlement of the imagined difficulties between the two factious in this city and county. - "By the t nils of the compromise the so-called Simon faction is allowed the choice of any course it may desire. If any objection Is raised it can only hy that they dare not submit to an honest vote of the people of this city the various proposi t ions which they have so often clninied as their own. "This is a government by the peo ple, and the Majority should always rule to the exclusion of any bosses. It is an honest offer to heal the differ ences in the republican party, and I sincerely hope that an agreement may lie reached lietwi'eii the two factions, ns it would materially conduce to the future success of the republican party in the county and state." Portland Tribune. SIMON METHODS SHOWN UP. A most Important move was made by the regular republican party or ganization of Multnomah county, yes terday with a view to securing har mony lietwoen the factions. The re publican city and county central com mittee submitted to the Simon-Oor-'ett manager as fair proposttioa to hold the primary election, at which delegates to the city and county con ventions will be selected in a fair and honest manner in accordance with the requirements of the primary law which regulates primary elections in Mult nomah county. This Is the shrewUst political move of the season, and indicates not only that the regular party committee is confident of having a majority of the republicans ill aii'ord with its anti union views, but also that it does not fi'jir to use Its power magnanimously, and often generously to procure party unity. As is well known, there is a di vision of the rcituhlica.il pmy in this county due to the oufgraeous attempt of Simon. McKay and others, snp- xrtiHl by Scott and certain local moneyed Interests, to forcibly sieze the control of the party convention and to retain the organization of the party for tlie purpose of engineering ia new charter nlli for Fort land 'Il rough the legislature ami. Incident ally, to secure the defeat of Senator J. H. Mitchell. The Simon people had a majority of the city and county committee two years ago and refused to allow the minority to part.icliiate In the selec tion of Judges or clerks in the primar ies. A written request by Mr. D. M. Dunne and Mr. David Morris, mein lers of the committee, that none but republicans of high standing be se lected ns Judges of the primary elec tion was refused, as was also the re quest that the minority be allowed to name one judge of the three. Simon was chairman of the com mittee, and without a meeting of the i-ommlt.tee and In spite of protests, he Issued the call for the primaries, se lecting In some eases the most dis reputable dives In the city for polling places and naming among the judges a number of persona to be depended upon to count In the Simon ticket, win or lose. The consequence was that public indignation was aroused ami the Simon ticket was overwhelmingly de feated at the polls. The Simon peo ple had their ticket printed on strip ed paper, so that the Judges could re cognize them at a glance. The judges accepted and counted these tickets and refused the others. They denied well-known residents and citizens the right to vote and sustained challenges against those known to be against the gang. On the other hand, repeaters, thugs and gamblers in the employ of the Simon - Oregon I an combination, backed by a large force of deputy sheriffs sworn in for the purpose, had free license. CMoniea of tramps were brought into the city ami stationed in convenient localities, as in the no torious Ijarry Sullivan's sailor boarding-house where one of the polling places were established, and' In a cot lodging ball, openly conducted for the purpose by the unsavory Sandy Olds and bla partner, Barrett, the sure thing gambler, now in the eounty jail under Indictment for murder. The citizens Insisted on a fair count, and in wards where this was denied, from Wasco, Eastern Oregon, after an. absence of about four months. G. H. Wamsley returned home Tuesday with a fine Jersey cow, after four days travel in search of the same. Miss Carrie Kiger, who W been spending Christmas and New Years at home, has returned to studies in ifc O. A. C. A dance was given at Blodgett New Years eve. A big crowd was in attendauce and drinkables could be found. Ask C. A. about beer. The political pot has begun to simmer here. The pops held a meeting Monday to choose suitable men for judges-and clerks at the coming primary election. There arrived here on last Fri day, after an absence of twelve years, Mr. Dow and family from Texas. Mrs. Dow is well known here and has many friends who are glad to welcome her home, she being the only daughter of Mrs. 66 . Mulkey. The JJows expect eside in this county in the fu- G.i filed contests on the ground of fraud. The consequence was that there was a strong anti-Simon majority in the convention; but the gang was not yet ready to acknowledge defeat,- and the meeting of the delegates in the A. O. U. W. hall was made the occasion of a scene of disgraceful riot and disor der in the attempt of Simon and his friends to steal the chairmanship of the convention. The majority, however, not to be intimidated by deputy sheriffs or by actual force, selected the chairman and elected delegates to the state and congressional conventions and subse quently put up the full regular re publican city and county ticket and selected the county and city commit tee in accordance with the partv prac tice. The minority, however, true to their boss, remained in the hall after the convention adjourned and went through a pretence of putting up a ticket and naming a city and county committee, of whom Donald McKay. 1). M. McLauchlau. H. H. Holmes and S. K.i rrell. were also memliers of the central committee of 1896. which was really responsible for the outrages above mentioned. Donald McKay is nominal chairman of, this committee, and Joseph Simon Is .the whole committee. The Simon people controlled the county clerk, so that they bad the advantage of having their ticket printed as the republican ticket on the Australian ballots, and the regular organization, after having been denied by the county clerk the right to have their ticket printed as the republican ticket, were compelled in order to get the names on the bal lot at all to convene an "assembly" under the Aus'trnlian ballot act. after the ad.iorunment of their convent io:i. and have the nominees ef the conven tion renominated by the assembly un der the temporary title of theMitckcll Rcptibliean ticket. The Oregordnn. of course, made gnat. capital out of the fact that thn ticket was dubbed the Mitchell Re publican ticket and misrepresented the facts to the public in such man ner as to give out the impression that the regular organization was under the control of Simon instead of in the hands of the antt-Simoa republicans. The contest was carried info the congressional and state conventions where the two delegations represent ing the two county conventions ap plied for seats. Although the regular delegation was clearly entitled to the sole right to represent Mutt no Iran eounty in the state and congressional conventions, the Simon people had the support of the Oregonian. which was practically the pnjy means by which the del "rat! to tlsesc conven tions representing oilier counties could ssxtn information as to the facts. Scott was a tool of his masters, and in his usual violent and abusive style misrepresented the facts and threat ened the convention with the loss of the ticket at the ttolls unless the "Simon delegation" was recognized. The convenfioiis finally decided In the interi st of harm .:iy. and, to prevent the defeat of the party on election day. to seat both delegations, dividing the vote of Multnomah county be tvicn them. Both Simon and Scott were mem bers of the state and congressional conventions, and ncr-rHnsr to nil par ty 11-age and as honorable men they should have abided by the ticket eteci ed at the coav-':4tf-n. Dead to honor or sense of shame, they and their associates on the adjournment, of the conventions put up H. H. Xorthup as an independent nominee for congress in th" second district, with the hope of dividing the vote of the regular re publican nominee. Hon. W. I!. Kllis. and thus throwing the district to QU'nn. the populist candidate. in the .'irst district, the attempt was made to defeat Tongue and to elect Vanderburgh, a populist. The' effort was In both 'cases almost successful, but. fortunately, 'the republican candi dates were elected, notwithstanding the attempt. tlo defeat them. The recent example in the legisla ture of the lengths to which this gang will go in their effort to destroy! is fresh tn mind, ity a combination of .1 few republicans under the Simon Scott influence.. with some of the pop ulists, the legislature was held up for the full constitutional term of forty days. By the most shameless meth ods the regular republican caucus nominee. Senator J. II. Mitchell, who also had a majority of all the votes of the legislature pledged to bis sup port, was cheated out of. the election, and by a corrupt bargain with the chief executive of the state. Mr. II. W. Oorbett was given pretended cre dentials as the governor's appointee to fill the vacancy occasioned by the failure lo eject. Mr. Corhett is still seeking admission to the senate on these credentials, and the Indications are that he will not bo recognized as entitled to a seat. The county and city committee has held several meetings, and nfter care ful consideration decided to make an attempt to bring aliout jwirty harmony. It was decided to prepare a plan for holding the republican primaries which would be fair in every particu lar, but would be so designed ns to prevent the Corbett-SiBtton ring from repeating their shameful practices of two years ago. There Is no donbt that if Simon accepts the proposal, he will be defeated, for the people will em Iwaee the opportunity to rebuke the gang for their actions both at the last election and at -the legislature. The propositions is. In brief, to draw lots for the naming of the ma jority of the judges In each ward at the primaries, the wards to go alter nately to each side, and those nam ing the majority Judges in one ward naming the minority In the next ward, and so on. Hon. Oeorge H. Williams, an emi nently fair and Impartial republican, Is selected as referee to overlook the drawing of lots and to preside E. UOLCATE. H. I HOL6ATE. HOLGATE & SON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW CCRVAI.r.IS. OREC Osion Laundry (k, O ETLAN 13 , OH.' All white labor work guaranteed. Basket leaves on Tuesdays a d arrives Saturdays. T. D. Campbell, Agent, SeCGudrHand Store. THE RE50RT 99 THOS. WHITEHQN, Prop. W. H. McBrayer anpid Crow Whis kys, Fine Wines, IiqaA-s and Cigars. LOUIS G. ALTMAN, M. D "Homeopatliist. G. Office: OveiVllen & Woodward' drugstore. S J - f BIG REDUCTIONS! Cleara In Clothing We are now makin our CLEARANCE SALE counters a nninber of all price from . $8.00 to Ve intend closing these We mean business. Call and See Us. KLi The Are You Satisfied? 1 - I If you always get ex;qfely Lhat you want at exactly 'the price you want to pay, we wautlyou to rjemainj satisfied; but if sometimes you would Hie higher grade without paying you would like -the satm hiak'.g for a smaller price, we .would like to have you come b oiir stone and see how carefully select ed all our goods are and how moderate priced, j ... THE ASH STORE ... .4--. 1. We Have Mm Uur business demanded Benton county people are and our store is full of bargains, so olur bttslnes grown wonderfully We are nojz .1 In The FosterBd lately vaeated by Sniali & NEW Grpc For the Qhristaias Season, Fresh, Excellent Quality, (H&plendid Assortmeti t, prices Keasonaoie k HODES, Neadpartfejrs Dinitio: Parlors SUi TANTIAL WELL THE Bj f t ST CUP OF COFFEE IN THE COUNTRY. f Confectioi Smoker's NoVeltie:' Woods. I Mm Mm the Holidays, did assortment and at- f ? r ndid assortment and W I m W tractife bargains. Goods for idays. Grocery stock m 2 I mm m i uiv. m u usurps? sed in quality mm r cneannass. m s I - l P. M. Zierolf. 1 I ! 1 w W. F. V ITES, ""iyatk YES & YATES WW CORY 'IS OREGON 2 FARRA, M. D. tairs over F. L. Miller's store. iDUCTIONS! le usua EW YEAR'S and fa 1 on our bargain uits ranging in Wo $1 0.69 it at half price. Regulator of Low Prices. something k little better, a trifle anjy more for it, jor if sometimes Dt more convenient quarters. quick to appreciate! bargains iss has J (I i ildlng Sou. . j J YORK RACKlJ STORE. and Bakery. B - CO OKP;D MEALS. Ell suit- & m v . -tt annnnW f I : 1 ! Hodes 8c Hattfs at- Lamps, 1 1 Crockery, and BOWEN LESTER DENTIST Office upafairs aver First Htiional Buck. Strictly First-Class Work Guaranteed Corvallis. Oregon ' F. ATTOI SZShiloh jovirSto Residence: ce on Third street in frnt of 8:05 a. m., and 1 to 2 and attendee: promptly. Mwmiidmmmwfccci lar Stomach, Com- Bad is the Hoursl v. rm. Harrison M MwA nc giwv noursg -"