The Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Or.) 1862-1899, January 07, 1898, Image 2

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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.
School opened again Monday
with several new students.
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
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.
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
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
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
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 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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
.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
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
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:
"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
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
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
As is well known, there is a di
vision of the 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
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.
. Mulkey. The JJows expect
eside in this county in the fu-
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
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