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About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (April 17, 1904)
THE MORNING ASTORIAN, SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 1904.
COUNTY DEMOCRATS WILL
SAIL UNDER TRUE COLORS
So Decide at Convention Yesterday After
Considerable Pulling With Delegates
Favoring "Citizen" Movement.
Mr. Noland Attacks Administration for Alleged Wrongdoing and
Refers Feelingly to Hearst, the "Peerless American," Where
upon Delegates Give Vent to Enthusiasm-G. W. Morton
.tor Sheriff-Three Offices Passed.
For representatives J. N. Laws and
J. V. Burns.
For county commissioner B. F. Al
For sheriff George W. Morton.
For treasurer Isaac Bergman.
Fr clerk Passed.
For assessor Passed.
For school superintendent H. & Ly
man.. For surveyor Passed.
For coroner- W. C. A. Pohl.
For Justice of the peace Astoria pre
cinct Simon P. Wilson.
Henderson, John H. Smith. Olof Ander
son. J. E. Gratke. J. H. Hansen, K. F.
LI bice and Jeff Morrison.
of , business was preparing
on order of business was preparing
Us report Pr. Henderson raised the
question as to what the, gathering
would call itself. His committee had
- " . ' v i. lUUVM JM, niiu
he wanted to know Just what sort of
a platform was wanted. A motion by
O. Sovey to declare for a straight ticket
was finally withdrawn, and it was de
elded to wait for the report of the com
For constable, Astoria precinct C.'mlttee.
C. lUinger. I rne committee was tactful enough
not to take the matter in its own
Yesterdays convention was truly .hands. It recommended that the mm.
democratic. Men went to the conven- j r be settled! by vote of the convention.
j The committee s report was adopted.
and. as per the recommendations, the
tfon with their oratorical guns loaded
to the muzzle, and speeches were as
numerous as they could possibly have
beeen. It was not a harmonious imth-
selection of 10 delegates to the state
j and congreslonal delegations was taken
erine. by anv mean- th atra,t.iu lne "Ration was made up as
" . .. f0ll0W8
uuis won wnai migm properly be called
rather a hollow victory. The citizen I
element surrendered in a sort of hap
hazard way. but when it came to a
showdown voted against the straight
The convention was called to order
t 2 o'clock by P. B. Sovey, secretary
of the county committee, who acted in
the absence of W. 3. Cook, chairman
of the committee. B. 1. Pye was unan
imously chosen temporary chairman
and P. A. Trulllnger temporary secre
tary. The committee on order of business
was appointed, as follows: George No
land. Thomas Dealey and J. V.Burns.
The following committee on platform
and resolutions was appointed: Dr.
C. J. Trenchard. P. B. Sovey. Charles
McDermott of Hammond. A. Leberman,
Dr. Henderson. Thomas Dealey, Har
ry Jones. B. F. Alen, Isaac Bergman
and E. F.Llbke.
Tht Trouble Begins.
Trouble started when Thomas Dealey
rose to move that the convention re
solve Itself into a cltlsen convention
for the purpose of nominating a citizen
ticket. He explained that he desired
to get the matter before the house.
L. Lebeck seconded the motion.
Swepson Morton, one of the young
democrats, was the first speaker. He
made a splendid argument for a
straight ticket, saying he believed the
candidates named for office should have
some basis on which to work. Ills re
marks were greeted with applause
from the straight-outs who seemed to
be vastly In the majority. P. B. Sovey
moved to amend Mr. IVa ley's motion
by substituting the word "democrat"
for the word "cltlien1 'in the motion to
name the ticket. Then followed some
discussion as to. the propriety of the
the amendment, which was eventually
lost in the shuttle.
O. Sovey wanted to see a straight
ticket nominated. He said democrat
were better off when sailing under
their own colors than when flying false
signals, He wanted to be known by
the right name. A. M. Smith thouxht
the citlsen organisation had been a
good thing, and was not sorry for
what ha: transpired politically in the
past. However, he saw the hand writ
ing on the wall and was willing to give
Dr. Henderson's Address. .
Dr. Henderson addresed the conven
tion at some length. He called atten
tion to the fact that county, state and
national elections were about to take
place, and he could not see that demo
crats would do their duty to the nation
al organizations unless they organized
locally. He believed It was their boun
den duty (.o name a straight county
ticket. He demanded to be gyen some
thing more for campaign material
than the cry. "We want to down the
other fellow." and he spoke rather
harshly of citizen politics. He knew
of lots of alleged democrats who would
rather vote for republicans than
for democrats, which he characterized
as bad business. "We need to be
purified," he declared; "we must stick
to the old principles." The doctor's
remarks were heartily applauded.
time was now ripe for the nomination
of r straight ticket. I(e believed na
tional considerations made this es
sential, but explained that he would
stand for a cltlsen ticket hereafter.
except when contingencies of the kind
at issue arose. Mr. Smith seemed to
be Indignant because the citizen move
ment had been unkindly referred to,
especially as It had treated democrat
Thomas Deuley made a plea for his
motion to name a citizen ticket, while
Chairman Pye spoke for the nomination
of a straight ticket. He could see no I
virtue In the citizen movement, Coun
cilman Knboth thought the matter of
candidate should be considered; If
men would run on the citizen ticket
who would not run on the democratic
a cltjzeu ticket ouxht to be named.
w About a New
John H. Smith's Ideas.
A hush came over the convention
when John H. Smith was recognized.
Mr. Smith related the 'history of the
citizen movement. He said It had
broken up a political .ring and got
more support than any other anti-re
publican movement ever Inaugurated
in the state. It had been subnorted hv
hundreds of republicans and popu
lists and had placed the city and the
county in the control of democrats
Mr. Smith said he ncr.vil ihm th.
As To Nations! Itsues
George Noland' speech aroused con
siderable enthusiasm. Mr. Noland
took' UP (he national uspect of the sit
uatlon, after deploring what he term
ed the needles nssault upon the citi
zen party. He' declared thut, where
ever politics was found on municipal
affairs, there would be found the rot
tenest rule on mirth. He spoke of the
Philadelphia situation, which prompt
ed ). Sovey to Interpose with the ob
jection that sscemlng democrat stood
In with the republican to continue the
condition existing In the Quaker city
Mr. Noland turned hi attention to
the republican party. He pronounced It
bad unalterably bad. Republicans
were born fighting the constitution.
he said. He referred to the president
as a rough rider who rode over the
rights of the people, and who quit his
trust-lighting when ho found he coul
bust them. The trUNt-flKhtlng bus
iness had been carried on by that i-er
less. American , Wlllllam Randolph
Hearst and put to .a successful Is
sue, thespeaker de lareij. At the men
Hon ot Mr. Hearst's name the conven
tlon went wild and cheered long and
lustily for the editor. Mr. Noland was
willing to have a straight ticket named.
William Kelly believed It would, be
nonsense to name a straight ticket now
If n citizen ticket would have to be
named six month hence
The original motion of Mr. Dealey
was then put. Mr. Dealey wanted n
secret ballot, but a rising vote was de
elded upon. Seventeen persons rose to
vote for a citizen tliket, among those
standing being John 11. Smith, J. K.
t.ratke, Herman Wise and Thomas
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