Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About East Oregonian : E.O. (Pendleton, OR) 1888-current | View Entire Issue (May 22, 1902)
THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1902.
Admired by All
Are the exquisite new pat
terns in wall paper we are
showing. If it's for a par
lor, dining room, bed
room, library, store 100m,
office or any other room
we have the correct paper
and can please you. If
you see our line you see
all the new ideas. Let us
figure on your job and we
will save you money.
C. C. SHARP
pera Houie Block Court St.
Oregon Lumber Yard
Alta St., opp. Court House.
PRICES AS LOW AS THE LOWEST
For All Kinds of Building Material,
And Don't Forget Our Wood Clutter
For Barns and Dwellings
CURRENT POLITICAL DISCUSSION.
The Questions at Issue Before the People of Oregon Toda,-
ABOLISH THE FEE SYSTEM
BURDENSOME TO THOSE
WHO CONTRIBUTE TAXES.
BAR IN CONNECTION
IN CENTER OF BLOCK
BET. ALTA & WEBB 8TB
P. X. SCHEMPP, Prop.
I CIGARS, the best brands
I TOBACCO finest for
E smoking and chewing
PIPES to suit all.
Our Three Coated
In Blue and white colors is
just the thing to give
W. J. CLARK & CO.
The Pioneers of
A Strictly Up to Date Insurance
Afford Absolute Protection and Fays
PENDLETON - OREdON
If Well Xs tablis hed
in Sarsn SUtes.
Makes of Office a Graft and Createa
an Army of Office Seekers Who
Wish to Share In the Spoils.
Mr. Furnish Is in favor of continu
ing tho present unconstitutional and
unconscionable system of fees,
whereby the emoluments of state of
fice are swelled beyond all reason.
Mr. Chamberlain has attacked this
svstem. As a result, all tne oenenc
iarles of the present system arc for
Mr. Furnish and against Mr. Cham
This is not a new nuestion. Pub
lic sentiment has long been strong in
favor of a reform in this matter. In
deed, it was so strong in 1894 that
tho republican party could not resist
n. ilnnlaratlon on the subject. It
promised reform of the fee system,
but it took Its own declaration in a
Pickwickian sonse. Now here is what
the republican platform of 1894 said:
"The offices of the adminstrattve
department of tho state have become
too expensive and their expenses
must be reduced. When the consti
tution fixes the salary only the con
stitutional salary shall be paid, with
out additional emoluments. The prac
tice of employing unnecessary clerka
and of paying fees in excess of just
payment for services needed or ren
dered has become an abuse that must
be cut off, and we pledge the republi
can party to prosecution and accom.
plishment of this reform."
Now this abuse has not been cor
rected or diminished in the slightest
degree. On the contrary, it has been
augmented. Mr. Chamberlain has
again pointed out these abuses. He
calls for their correction. But Mr.
Fulton, speaking for Mr. Furnish,
challenges Mr. Chamberlain's posi
tion. He contends that there is no
abuse. He thinks some $10,000 paid
to the secretary of state's office is
not too much and more than $10,000
paid that officer in fees over and
above his salary and expenses is no
Now what did tho republican legis
lature do following the declaration ot
1894? A bill was introduced in the
house to carry out the pledge of the
republican party, "for the prosecu
tion and accomplishment of this re
form." But it did not include all the
state offices. Motion was then of
fered to render tho bill to a special
committee of five with instructions
to amend so as to include all state
officers, the committee to report back
the bill at 2 o'clock thnt day. Ths
motion was lost. A motion was then
made to recommit the bill witu in
structions to put the secretary of
state on salary of $4000 and treasurei
of state at $4000 and all fees pai- in
to the general fund of the state. This
motion was lost. A motion was then
made to indefinitely postpone tho
whole matter, and by a vote of the
republican house it was Indefinitely
postponed, and remains postponed tt
this day. All these proceedings may
be found in the house journal of
1895, pages 825 and 826.
So tho republican pledge of 1894,
designated to get votes and not to
be kont. was broken.
'But the question was not dead, but
only slept. The people know about
these illegal fees and are again de
manding relief. So in obedience to
that public sentiment which influen
ces platforms, both the republican
and tho democratic platforms of 1902
declare for the abolishment of these
fees and for flat salaries. Mr. Cham
berlain stands upon both these plat
lurms. iur. jmrnisn stands upon
neither. There is ttaiB muck crodit
duo Mr. Furnish: Thoy make no se
cret of their opposition to the re
publican platform on this BUbject.
They join issue with Mr. Chamber-
lain and by the same token, with the
republican convention. They go to
tho people with the frank avowal that
there is nothing wrong In theso fees,
and that Mr. Chamberlain's conten
tioa does not meet their approval and
'111 not receive their ofilclal sanc
tion. Every voter, therefore, who
votes for Mr. Furnish, or for Mr. Ful
ton for state senator must do so with
U.q understanding that theso gentle
men publicly proclaim their adhere-
ment to the fee system, and that an
election will justify them in retaining
it. They have wiped out the republl
can plank against fees, and are run
ning on a plank of their own, in fa
vor of fees. There is nothing strange
about this in the case of Mr. Furn
ish. He knows how It is himself.
This story has another chapter.
The Matthews party does not stand
unon the republican platform de
nouncing fees. It does not concern
itself about platforms, for it has a
spokesman to speak for it every day.
Its purposes and policies are found in
its organ, the Oregonlan, from day to
day. That paper of yesterday, speak
ing for the -Matthews legislative tick
et, says on this subject:
"It (the flat salary) might prove
the more economical way. It seems
certain however, that on this subject
the constitution is never to be obey
ed. The 'racket' about it that comeb
up periodically is mostly for election
purposes." xiiat is to say, tho Mat
thews ticket agrees with Mr. Furnisn
and Mr. Fulton that the republican
pledge was made for "election pur
poses." The Oregonian, therefore,
"advises people not to take too serf
ously the utterances of politicians
who are "working" this subject, pure
ly In the hope of making votes out o
it. Of course the Oregonlan has an
thority to speak for the Matthews
ticket, and it also quite frankly lets
people know that the Matthews tick
et, and It also quite frankly lets peo
pie know that Matthews works the
subject in his platform "in hopes of
making votes out of it."
But it has no authority to speak for
George Chamberlain or the fusion
ticket. These expect, indeed, to
"make votes out of it," but they also
intend to deserve them. At least we
have their solemn assurance that
they will try to abolish these fees, and
we also have the solemn assurance
of Mr. Furnish, through Mr. Fulton
who is making his campaign for him
that theso fees ought not to bo abol
is'hed and the solemn assurance of
the Oregonian that its Matthews
uckct is not expected to abolish
them. On tho doctrine of chances it
Is safer to stand with the man who
says that he is with you, rather than
with the man who "makes no bones
ot oeing against you. if you want
these fees retained, there is no dif
ficulty in finding the men to do it
i i i i n 1
Telephone Main 108.
No Sediment to Foul
No Disease Germs to
Endanger Your Health
a Hioneer Citizen Who Has Ever
Contributed in Good Work, Private
i-enuieton, or., May 21. (To the
Editor) W. M. Blakloy is a candidate
for representative upon the democrat
ic ticuet and C. E. Macomber is op
posing candidate on tho republican
ticket. Mr. Biakley is a pioneer citi
zen of Umatilla county. His interests
have been identified with the inter
ests of tho county for a great many
years. His homo is here, his farm Is
aero, and for more than 20 years his
name has been upon tho tax rolls of
the county. Ho has during that time
contributed a handsome Sum nvorv
year to the general fund of tho coun
ty. Ho scarcely needs an introduc
air. macomber appeared suddenly
from somewhere, at tho republican
county convention two years ago, and
mia uruiupuy put upon tho republi
can ticket by Mr. Furnish for tho of
fice of county surveyor, whlln t tv
Kimbrell, the old soldier, old citizen
and home owner in Umatilla county)
" ou"- uuck- to sit down. The name
C. E. Macomber has never nnrmnroii
and does not now appear, upon the
tax rolls of Umatilla county, not even
for a poll tax.
A careful search of tho COlintv linsj
entirely failed to discover that Mr.
Macomber has a home or a dollnr'n
worth of property in the ennntv Tf
ho is possessed of any portable prop
yl iy uuywnere, air. Macomber has
novor thought enouch of tho nnhiin
welfare to pay a just or any tax upon
it to tho gonoral coffers. Tho voter
must draw his own conclusions.
But, certainly Mr. Biakley deserves
tho support of the voters of Timntni.
county. ANOTHER FIONBEII.
Tho failure of Governor TV v nna
to preside at tho Furnish rally In
Salem last Friday nlcht. ia oToiMn
comment in all parts of tho state. The
Office and Warehouse, Cor. Alta and Cottonwood Streets.
John Deere Plows and Harrows, New Mo
line Wagons, Buckeye Drills, Minnea
polis Threshers. Dain Buck
The Jones Steel Heade
the first binder manu
facturers to build headers, and having long experience and intimate
. . . I i.t i. n rrArxv flint
knowledge oi the requirements enames mem iu piuum-e a .uUui
i : .rrA Ttc one nf rnntrnl. preat ranee of tut,
lias UU ClJUrtI 111 llic nuwu. 1 d t
perfect adjustability, lightness of draft and enduring strength place it
in a class by itsell at tne neaa oi me prui-u&siun.
Examine Oar New 902 Header Before Yoti Biy.
A. KUNKEL & CO.
Makers of Happy Homes
Low prices, coupled with Car
pets and Matting of known high
quality, prove attractions irresisti
The question of Carpets and
Matting, where best obtained, is set
tled with promptness in our stock,
where good style and real worth
make low prices so emphatic.
BAKER & FOLSOM
lakers of Happy Homes
' ' copyrigV
Jost Before Retiring
a glass of
beer will insure a peaceful, un
broken sleep. It is soothing and
restful for the nerves, aids diges
tion in its tonical effect. In the
morning you will awake feeling
bright and vigorous. This is
another guarantee of its purity.
2- -Jt' .
copy n to T
A RUNAWAY TFAM
ii sure to do more or less damage to a carriage.
wmv uw mvo ju uucu icpniiiug iruuj UCClUCUl
or ordinary wear and tear, bring your vehicles
t lia Whlln m rAnnUitAn I. ...1.1... i r
doing all Jtinds oi repairing In the bet man-
nar a f fit Uu.r ninnn -... Iai a
a lew good people who don't know that we are
lin.VPOll.rf In ml. IIh. .. .1 . . . .
uU..v-i'vu .u uui uu, uuu no iinuv uiem 10
See Us About Gasoline Engines
Water St, near Mala, Pendleton. Or
Are the new patterns in
wall paper we are show
ing. Our stock has that
bright new appearance
because all our stock is of
this season's styles. Con
fidence can be placed in
your getting a strictly
first class job and the
very latest ideas in paper
at reasonable prices if
you call at our store.
THE SHOE MAKER.
Uses Only First Class
Material in Repairing
IIP 'JFW. 75:. . "
Young Bloods of Pendlefnn
that al wayn look as if they cEffie cut
a bandbox wouldn't think ofhavini
their linen or colored thirls don 1
anywhere but at the Domestic
ary. no rougn eageB, no torn button. '
holes to aunoy you, but tbetery betf
wurii HI 1IIUUULT11JC tllllt ran h 1.1.
upon your shirts, collars or cuffs U'
uoin coior ana nnisn.
THE DOMESTIC um
I Have Sold
of ln.nrl T nfill b
r.nnino Tfirms inv an m Th;.
v umu, III
IT - .
weeic i can enow as good bar-
T 1 1 l
miliiiu Jin i IIH.VH nun nn mv
O - VVA JU Hi
liar. f ;1TTT TMAnnfTt nt n
sacrifice, both improved
THE REAL ESTATE MAN.
duvjxikh JDUiiK uumuiii:. reumeiuu.w ,
The celebrated "Bhigliam Springs,"
locatad in the Blue Mountains a
the Umatilla River, complete, mil
furniture, fixtures, stages and stoct
Absolute control of five miles of best
trout fishing stream in Oregon. W0
sell 8o acre tract including hotel
grounds with water privileges, or 960
acres, as desired; making fine stock
farm, controlling big range. OrfflH
lease. Call on or address :
Fank B. Clopton
w 1 w n lj
Will bo creatly enjoyed it
you diuc nt the
The table we set ia sure w
please you au we rre
everything tlmt is in season
mm M 1 ni'B' mam n
III 1 11 ill imill JUJ"
W W w " '
. 1 ttcv Prop-
w r, M mm:
ww m mmfm f-
1 1 iwflhtill
VAN ORSDALL & ROSS
Bold by JOHN BOUMIDT
The Louvre Saloon
DQme taKon as an evidence
cated vornor Geer ,s nt yet pla-
Ut g P 0 ,g ,g.g f f g KJi.A.(LPJLgJLgJUJLg. tJ I
PENDLETON . . . 0RE
Shop in Pendleton Shoe Store
Offlee Main BtnW3ii
IOItl E lliumr
m M I-IHUahIIMIUDI