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DALLAS, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, APRIL 15, 1904
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Carried away by their unexpected
success in the primaries, the leaders
of the majority in Saturday's conven
tion threw discretion and cool judg
ment to tho winds, and rushed their
men and measures through as reck
lessly as if Polk county had thousands
of Republican votes to spare, instead
of the bare majority that it really has.
No thought or concern for party suc
cess in Juno were evidenced in any of
tho proceedings, and the frantic efforts
of the majority leaders to keep the
minority forces from getting any
recognition whatever was something
new in the history of Republican con
ventions in Polk county. No recogni
tion in any way, shape or form in the
organization of the convention, or in
tho make-up of the State and Con
gressional delegations, was accorded
to the delegates who favored Mr.
Kirkpatrick for Senator, and it is a
standing joke among the boys in
North Dallas and East Dallas that all
these two precincts got was the ap
pointment of two tellers to help count
the vote for coroner.
Men to whom Republican principles
and traditions are as nothing, and
who care for the party only for what
they can get out of it, were recognized
as leaders by the majority forces and
were allowed to control the caucuses,
make-up of theticket, and proceedings
of tho convention, to the shame and
humiliation of Republicans to whom
love of party is first and individual
success is second.
It was manifest all along that D. L.
Keyt was the real choice of the leaders
of the Loughary movement, and it is
known that they were ready to throw
Mr. Keyt into the . race at any
moment they saw a cbanvh to land
him, ami thus defeat bot'''ghary
and Kirkpatrick. But in (ftder to
carry the primaries against Kirk
patrick, they wero.obliged to build up
Loughary's strength to a point greater
than they wanted it to be, and when
Mr. Kirkpatrick refused to withdraw
from being a candidate before the con
vention, the Keyt men were afraid to
drop Loughary and were sorrowfully
obliged to sidetrack Mr. Keyt to an
office in which there is little pay and
absolutely no political glory in an
"off year" when there is no United
States Senator to be elected. Even
delegates iD Independence who pro
fessed to favor the candidacy of J. M.
Stark were afraid to place that worthy
citizen's name before the convention
for fear some man other than Mr.
Keyt might win out if four candidates
went into the race.
The Congressional issue was dragged
into tho Senatorial contest by the op
ponents of Mr. Kirkpatrick, and at
their caucus it was agreed to support
a straight delegation for Harris. Mr.
Kirkpatrick and his friends stood by
Hermann, and placed before the con
vention a delegation favorable to the
present Congressman. In this in
stance, as in all others, the majority
would not recognize a single wish of
the minority, and the Harris slate was
forced through by a vote of over three
The convention was called, to order
by W. W. Percival, chairman of the
Polk County Central Committee, at
10-a. m. and nominations for a tem
porary chairman were asked for. C.
R. Farley, of South Dallas, offered
the name of W. T. Hoffman, of South
Independence, and no opposition be
ing offered, he was elected by a unan
imous vote. TJ. S. Grant, of South
Dallas, was nominated for temporary
G. W. McBoe moved that a com
mittee of five on credentials be ap
pointed, and the chairman named as
such committee G. W. McBee, Frank
Lucas, J. A. Baxter, P. Hadley and
E. E. Paddock.
On motion of D. P. Stouffer the
usual courtesies were extended to
members of the press.
O. E. Lcet, of Falls City, moved that
no proxies be recognized unless the
person holding the proxy resided in
the ' same precinct as the delegate
granting it. This bold attempt to de
prive the Kirkpatrick forces of three
votes met with a storm of disapproval,
as nothing like it had ever been even
attempted in a Polk county convention
before. G. L. Hawkins arose to a
point of order, stating that the ques
tion could not be brought before the
temporary organization. He de
nounced the majority forces in the
severest terms for their efforts to
mercilessly crush and beat down the
minority just, because they had the
power to do so. He called attention to
tho precedents set by Stato and
District conventions in tho matter of
allowing proxies, and closed by scor
ing the opposition for being afraid to
trust their own committee without in
structions. Several anti-Kirkpatrick
men spoke in favor of tho motion, but
each time Mr. Hawkins answered with
telling effect and was making things
so strenuous for the chairman and
his followers that the convention
breathed a sigh of relief when J. H.
Moran moved to table the motion.
On motion of J. i. Moran for a
committee of five on order of business,
the Chair appointed J. L. Hanna,
C. R. Farley. H. B. Brophy, O. E. Leet
and D. L. Keyt.
D. P. Stouffer moved that a com
mittco of five on resolutions be ap
pointed, and the Chair looking clear
Lover the top of Mr. Stouffer's head, as
he had previously done in the case of
Mr. Moran, appointed R. H. Knox,
E. N. Hall. A. H. Coyle, Lee Rowell
and S. L. Stewart.
A recess was then taken until 1 :30
The afternoon session began prompt
ly by the reading of tho report of the
committee on credentials. All dele-
gates elected in the primaries Thurs
day or persons holding proxies from
same were reported entitled to scats
except the three proxies whoso rights
were questioned at the morning
session, and upon these the committee
made no report. Tho proxy of O
Buchanan, of Luckiamuto, was held
by F. J. Oberer accompanied by the
delegate's request that Mr. Oberer be
allowed to act in his stead. Tho other
two proxies were those of J. Cabe and
H. W. Wright, of Rock Creek, and
were held by Thomas Edgar, of Falls
City, to "whom the delegates had
written a letter asking that Mr. Edgar
be allowed to represent them in tho
convention. These proxies were clearly
so regular and straight that a motion
by J. S. Ashbaugh that they be rocog-
nized by the convention was carried
without opposition. A list of tho dele
gates to the convention was published
in the Observer last Friday and is
omitted from this report on account of
the heavy demands of advertisers up
on our space this week.
The committee on resolutions sub
mitted tho following report.
To the Republican County Conven
tion assembled: We, your committee
on resolutions, beg leave to report as
We point with pride to the wiso and
patriotic administration of President
Roosevelt and endorse 'tho actions of
our representatives in Congress and
urge our delegates in Congress to se
cure II possible tne passage uy
Congress of the pending bill to aid tne
Lewis and Clark Fair Exposition to
be held in the City of Portland, Ore
gon, in tho year 1905.
we commenu tne ..euon ui our umi,
regular session of tho Legislature for
the selection of such an active and
able man for United States Menator
as the Hon. C. W. Fulton.
We denounce in unmeasured terms
the extravagenee of our present county
court and demand a more economical
and business-like administration of
our county affairs.
C. N. McArthur moved that the
clause relating to the Lewis and Clark
Fair appropriation be stricken out,
giving as his reason that the bill had
already passed both houses of Cong
ress, and that such a request by the
convention would be useless and un
necessary, but the convention seemed
to be afraid to depart in the slightest
particular from the regular program
that had been mapped out for it by its
leaders, and Mr. McArthur's motion
was voted down.
D. L. Keyt and C. L. Hawley were
appointed to seat the delegates accord
ins to their respective precincts.
O. L. Kelty moved that four tellers
be appointed. The Chair appointed
J. E. Hubbard, C. N. McArthur, W. A.
Ayres and J. J. Thurston, overlooking
Mr. Kelty as completely as if tho latter
gentleman had not been in tho house,
Frank Kerslake, on behalf of tin
Wirinntriek delegates, moved that
T. B. Rowell and G. N. Cherrington
be appointed as additional tellers and
the motion was earned.
The next order of business was the
nomination of a State Senator. D. L
Keyt placed before the convention the
name of U. S. Loughary, the present
clerk of Polk county. George L.
Hawkins then advanced to the front
of the house and presented the name
of E. C. Kirkpatrick in one of the
most eloquent nominating speeches
that has ever been heard in Polk
county. He called the attention of the
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delegates to tho fact that Dallas had
eceived no office of importance at the
hands of a Republican convention for
the last eight years, notwithstanding
the further fact that the three Dallas
precincts furnish nearly one-fourth of
the Republican votes of the entire
county. He cited numerous instances
and gave the figures showing wherein
Dallas, after being coldly turned
down in conventions, had come to
the rescue of the ticket on election day.
He told how the Republicans of Dallas
have hoped after each election that
their action would create- better feel
ing in the party and help to remove
the enmity toward them, but how
this feeling, instead of growing bettor,
is apparently growing more bitter
each year. He spoke of the .desire ex
pressed by Republicans all over Polk
county two years ago that Dallas
should be given the head of tho ticket
this year as a reward for party loyalty ;
of how tli is expression of peace and
good-will had virtually amounted to a
promise by the outside precincts to
support the man that the people of
Dallas should choose to head the
ticket, the only condition imposed by
these precincts being that Dallas
should settle the contest within her
own borders. He told how implicitly
tiie friends of Mr. Kirkpatrick had re
lied upon this agreement and how
Dallas had chosen Mr. Kirkpatrick as
its candidate by a vote of 19 to 10.
Almost with tears in his eyes, and his
voice ringing with earnestness, the
speaker pleaded for harmony in the
party and closed his speech by appeal
ing to the delegates to stand by Dallas
choice for Senator. Mr. Hawkins was
listened to with profound attention,
and the uneasy expression in the faces
of a large number of Mr. Kuk-
patrick's opponents, as the speakor
took his seat, indicated more plainly
than words their doubts of the wisdom
of the course they were soon to pursue.
No further nominations wore made,
and the ballot resulted as follows :
Loughary 90 1
After tho ballot was announced, Mr.
Loughary was called upon for a
speech. He responded as follows:
"Mr. Chairman and gentlemen of the
convention : I feel that I should have
prepared a speech for this occasion
but, owing to tho uncertainties of poli
tics, and not knowing whether I was
going to receive this nomination or
not, I am unprepared. I take this op
portunity to thank you for this honor,
and to thank you for your earnest
support. I promise to do all in my
power for the ticket, and to do all I
can for Dallas and Polk county.
Again, I thank you."
Then the Kirkpatrick supporters
came in for a large amount of guying
for a few minutes. There were loud
cries for Kirkpatrick, the delegates
not seeming to appreciate tho fact that
it is always in exceedingly bad taste to
call upon a defeated candidate for a
speech. But Mr. Kirkpatrick, gener
ously overlooking this breach of good
manners, arose from his scat and
mado a talk that was brief and to the
point. He said ho had no ill feeling
against tho men who had fought him
openly and honorably, nor against
those who had mado him no promises.
Ho reviewed briefly the causes which
had led him to become a candidate for
Stato Senator, and closed by saying
that ho would make no pledges in the
coining campaign and, therefore,
would break none.
Two slates were in tho field for dele
gates to tho Stato and Congressional
conventions. Mr. Kirkpatrick stated
that the Stato delegates proposed
by his friends were pledged to no man,
could be traded for no man, and were
all favorable to George II. Burnett.
D. L. Keyt arose and Informed the
convention that tho men on his slate
could not be pledged and were favor
able to Judge Burnett.
Tho ballot for State Delegates re
sulted in n, complete victory for the
Keyt forces, with tho exception of T. J.
Graves, who was on both tickets.
Tho vote was: T. J. Graves, 131;
J. A. Baxter, 81) ; U. S. Grant, 89 ; J. R.
Ford, 80; Frank Lucas, 80; 'J. L.
Hanna, 80; D. L. Keyt, 85: E. M.
Young, 81; E. N. Hall, 7'J. Those fail
ing of election were : W. W. Percival,
40 ; G. A. Hurley, 40 ; W. E. Yeater, 47 ;
T. B. Rowell, 53; H. B. Plummer, 43;
W. W. Collins, 47 ; C. L. Hawley,
Frank Butler, 50.
A n. result of a caucus held the
night before the convention by tho
anti-Kirkpatrick men, a straight Har
ris slate was placed before the conven
tion and delegates were elected to the
Congressional convention as follows
Frank Gibson, 108; H. B. Brophy,107
F. A. Patterson, 108 ;C. It. Farley, M8;
Lee Rowell, 109; Loring Bedwell, 90;
T. B. Hooker, 100; C. L. Hubbard
100 : E. E. Paddock, 105. The defeated
slate was: Fred Oberer, 29; T. W.
Wann. 31: I. F. Yoakum, 32; J. II.
Moran, 31; D. T. Hodges, 30; l r. L.
Hnwkins. 32: II . B. Cosper. 30; G. L.
On mot ion of J. E. Hubbard, C. L.
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Hawley and E. E. Paddock were ap
pointed additional tellers.
When tho timo for nominating a
Representative arrived, there was a
painful silence and it looked for a few
moments as if the office would have to
go begging. But there was no danger
of that, for the program had all been
prepared the night before, so after
U. S. Grant had presented the name of
William Riddell, and Riddell had de
clined, Samuel Orr placed before the
convention tho name of D. L. Keyt.
There being no other nominations,
O. E. Lcet moved that tho secretary bo
instructed to cast the ballot. The
motion prevailed despite an emphatic
storm of "noes," and Mr. Keyt was
declared to be tho nominee. Mr. Keyt
was called for, and responded in a
brief speech, saying that tho nomina
tion was unexpected ; that it seemed to
be a vacant place that nobody wanted
and nobody would take ; that if elected
he would do what good he could for
the county, hoping that when he comes
back home the people can say he rep
resented them as well as he did before.
Frank Shute presented the name of
John Teal for Commissioner, and
F. A. Patterson nominated William
Riddell, of Monmouth. The ballot re
sulted : Riddell, 75 ; Toal, 63 ; blank,
2. The number of votes cast exceeding
the number of delegates in the con
vention, another ballot was ordered.
Riddell won out on this ballot, the
vote standing: Riddell, 74; Teal, CO.
Chairman Hoffman called D. L.
Keyt to the chair, and, taking tho
floor, offered the name of E. M. Smith
for County Clerk. On motion of G. L.
Kelty, the nomination was made by
For County Judge, four candidates
were before the convention. J. R.
Shepard nominated J. W. Hudson;
J. S. Ashbaugh nominated Hardy
Holman ; J. B. Smith nominated Ed
F. Coad, and U. S. Grant nominated
G. W. McBee. Two ballots were taken
before a choice was reached, although
it was clear from the start that Mr.
Goad's load was too strong to be over
come. The first ballot was: Hodson,
48; Coad, 52; Holman, 18; McBee, 17.
Second ballot : Hodson, 12 ; Coad, 69 ;
Holman, 15 ; McBee, 10.
J. W. Hodson presented the name of
Mart Scrafford, of Luckiamuto, for
Sheriff, and ho was the unanimous
choice of the convention".
Lomau Conner presented the name
of C. S. Graves.of Ballston, for Assess
or, and the nomination was made by
For School Superintendent, J.R.Ford
offered the name of C.L.Starr, the pres
ent incumbent, and the nomination
was seconded by a largo majority of
tho precincts of the county. The nom
ination was made unanimous amid
E. N. Hall named George McLaugh
lin, of Buena Vista, for Treasurer. 1.
B. Rowell placed in nomination Johu
Beezly, a young homesteader in the
mountains of North Dallas precinct.
Beezly was nominated on the first
ballot by a vote of 70 to 58.
John VanOrsdel, of Dallas, was
nominated for Surveyor, and L. L.
Chapman, of Dallas, was named for
Coroner, there being no opposition to
either of them.
JUSTICES AND CONSTABLES.
District 1 To bo supplied.
District 2 J. R. Shepard, J. P. ; C.
C. Garfield, constable.
District 3 H. Holman, J. P. ; F. H.
District 4 A. J. Syron, J. P. ; B. J.
District 5 Justice to bo supplied ; J.
H. Moran, constable.
District 0-H. G. Keyt, J. P. ; W. II.
North Dallas-G. N. Cherrington.
East Dallas M. D. Ellis.
South Dallas II. B. Cosper.
North Monmouth J. H. Moran.
South Monmouth E. H. Hosner.
N. Independence R. II. Knox. .
S. Independence W. T. Hoffman.
Buena Vista H. Mash.
Suver J. A. Withrow.
Luckiamute P. Hadley.
Rock Creek J. Cabe.
Falls City J. R. Ford.
Bridgeport W. L. Frink.
Jackson C. S. Graves.
Salt Lake H. B. Flanery.
Rickreall-C. N. McArthur.
Douglas-D. T. Hodges.
Eola II. B. Brophy.
Spring Valley-J. W. Hodson.
McCoy G. L. Kelty
The committee will meet in Dallas,
on Saturday, April 30, at 2 o'clock p.
m., to effect organization.
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