West side enterprise. (Independence, Polk County, Or.) 1904-1908, March 24, 1904, Image 4

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    West Side Enterprise.
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SBftscrtption Price, $uo pcrVr
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Rule on dl.ply drrl talng road known
a application.
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This paper is accused by the
McMinnville News of exhibit
ing considerable familiarity with
the duties of a district attorney,
and for that reason it is intimated
should state whether it is for or
against Mr. Hart. Not neces
sarily. If so, the News falls far-,
ther short of its own requirement
Kor. tha Wkst Side Later
V c a
prise, for the Yamhill paper re
the article from tni
f"
Idency toward the elevation of
the office. A man honored with
the nomination of the republi
can state convention should bt
big euough to be district attor
ney alone. Political exigency
should not be permitted to split
the office in order to favor any
one. That is what weakened
state printer, J. li. Whitney
with the party.
It has been persistently
claimed and never denied that
Mr. Whitney in return for the
influence that secured his nomi
nation pays a certaiu sum dur
ing his term ns state printer.
Such arrangements are ohjee
tirtnahl fin A will onerate to
make it harder for those who ed regardless of political belief
.w.lnih.m tnk elected bv or athliations an.l lor me soie
C U It L V ., -
office of state printer.
GOVEIiXOR ,4.D THE FAIR.
The replacing of George
is Chandler, president of the state
paper, adds a stick of comment board of agriculture, by w. t
MatlocK was an executive mis
-take
.in.l loovoa its readers in dark
nes3 as to whether the McMinn
ville purveyor of news is for or
agaiDst Mr. Hart
The fact is it tis not the proper reasons. Already, it is bearing
fmiofinn for newsnaners to
for or against individuals
much as for or against measures
It is only in an individual's re
lation to a policy or public duty
that a paper is called upon t(
favor or oppose that individua
and the only concern the press
or public has about Mr. Hart is
na in whpther or not he fills the
requirements of the office of dis
trict attorney. Capability of t
high order and unqualified integ
rity are qualities essential to me
man who should fill thi3 rnipor
tant trust. There have been con
nlflinta against Mr. Hart, the
r -o-
present district attorney touch
ine his ability and zeal in liv
ing up to his oath of office and
Riich comDlaints have come
lareelv from Yamhill county,
As to whether reports emanating
from that county are true or,
idle talk this paper has not
sufficient information at hand to
tatp. Yamhill county stories
of "graft" and incompetence
belong in the bailiwick of the
McMinnville papers and we
pass them up to the News.
As a matter of fact, people as
a rule, are too ready to criticise
a public official and much said
against them is unjust. Since
this paper has been under its
present management there have
been allegations from this lo
cality charging the district at
torney with "standing in" with
law breakers in the matter of
gambling.
Investigation has been made
into the matter and Mr. Hart's
action in the case we consider
within the warrant of the law.
As to giving one of his deputies,
der the head cf pay
rendered for appearing before
the justice of the peace across
the river Irom Saleni in Polk
county.
Objections may properly be
urged against this division of
salary. While there may be
nothing especially bad in such
arrangement, it has nothing to
commend it. Division of salary
tends to a division of authority
and influence and has no ten-
It savors of politics and was
undoubtedly done for pohtica
be it? fruits, for Mr. Westgate, an
so other member of the same po
litical faith as Chandler, has re
signed.
The fact is Mr. Chandler for
mprlv was. a democrat, but like
many others left the democratic
nnrtv in 1 S9( because of us
i j
tand on the money question
Generally speaking, men who
changed their party affiliations
in '96 and swore allegiance to
the eold-standard party, were
pretty good men. Subsequent
events have proven that they
foresaw what was for the coun
try's weal and had the courage
to espouse what seemed at the
time to be an unpopular cause.
Mpn of that class cannot be
truthfully accused of lacking in
courage or discernment, iiut
Governor Chamberlain, bis acts
would indicate, is too partizan
to tolerate a man of that kind.
In the governor's political eyes,
he is a common deserter. Had
these deserting gold democrats
stood for free silver and voted
the ticket, Bryan would today be
president and how different
things would be. But Chandler's
name is not found on the Bryan
list. He committed the unpar
donable. His head is in the
waste basket. The State Fair
Board is disorganized. It has change-
no Dresident. One of the five
members has resigned. Of the
on the old board that conducted
fairs so successfully the past few
years, lhat one is not active.
Such are the conditions
wrought by the injection of
politics into the State Board of
Agriculture. Mr. Chandler had
WEST SIP-K ENTEKPKISEi
Chandler had served for year
on the board and whs familiar
with the work having served
when the fair was at its best
which was the past four years.
If null I v UH4 not a matter into
which "political considerations
should enter. Governor Cham
berlain in this might havo bur
ied politics as was done by his
When it devolved
nr.on Governor Goer, to fill out
by appointment the personnel
f fhn hmird. HlOUirV WUS
made all over the state for a
man that would fill the require
ments. W. II. Wehrung was
selected as the best qualified
man available. Ho was appoint
INPEPKN'PENVK, OKKUON
ftt last nhed Unit rip M
to which some uiuu
fore I hoy loam that in Y""Ue
promiM-s are often made but l.
bo broken.
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,kimln''!f,,,,,Jo" , l j rJ.4.
J Tli rotilhern raotfli' Co. i. f
rlliii round trip ticking in l
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Inner Improve- , Kainr.Uv a ,. 'A
.... ... ... ...
.,- Th nKiprliona are reason thai lie was Known w w
oi,vW to ih office a eood business man who took
ii u jvoj "t j I e li
.fji.irf,i -Mnmpv than to the pride in making a success of all
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integrity. Wehrung became
the leading member of the
board, was made its presideut
and was backed in all he did
by the governor. Wehrung was
of opposite political faith to the
power that appointed him and
was in position to injure Goer
politically more than it was pos
sible for for Chandler to hurt
Chamberlain. Wehrung was at
the time of his appointment
a member of the state senate
and wielded his influence
against Geer politically. But he
made a success of the state fair.
Under Wehrung it was better
each succeeding year uutil last
year when the high water mark
was reached. On one day last
year the attendance was 22,000,
nearly double that of and pre
ceding day in the history of
the fair. I he fair under the
Wehrung management was re
deemed from the disrepute into
which it had fallen under the
old board of twelve. People of
the state were taking a pride in
it and for the past few years it
has furnished exhibits to be
proud of and there have been
no charges of grafting. At the
1903 exhibit, the banner year,
Polk county took the blue rib
bon for the best county exhibit.
She is ready to vie with sister
counties any year and the fact
that such experienced and tried
men as Wehrung and Chandler
cannot be retained at the head
of the fair is deplored.
It is now the Matlock board
iganist the Wehrung board,
friends of the fair will wish it
success while regretting tne
re-
Horace G. McKinley has
four remaining, but one served turned from the east;S. A.I). Puter
J. H. McNary of Salem, part of just been selected by his fellow
his salary, Mr. Hart makes no members of the board as the
-.f that. fr NcXarv's most suitable amone them to
uvuiui - v' i (-
extra pomnensation comes un- serve as president. The action
1
for services
of the Governor in .lot re-ap
pointing him inferentially takes
issue with their judgment and
invites them to try again. There
is no other alternative. They
are left without a president and
Chandler is stricken from the
list of eligibles.
It is unfortunate for the in
terests of the State Fair that the
Governor should see fit to have
the board's president replaced at
this time especially as George
is
is
the
in California; and Marie Ware
in Eugene ready to answer
government charges of
fraudulent manipulations in gov
ernment lands. In case of Booth
and Bridges the report of the
special agent was denounced, the
record made clear so far as they
were concerned and they were
commissioned to continue in the
land business. Defendants in
this case could not ask for more.
Many Oregonians will be
pleased to learn that C. II.
Markham will succeed Mr.
Kruttschnitt of the Southern
Pacific with headquarters at
San Francisco. Mr. Markham
always lent a willing ear to
the requests of Oregon people.
Sheriff Storey of Portland has
The Carey ciowd won over
whelmingly ovor the Simon
crowd in Multnomah county
primaries last week. This should
settle it. Every nominee should
bo elected.
Mr. Hermann claim tin en d
it of getting a rursi ldiv-ry
route established out of Kh'k-
ii I. . ...i..tiit film
roan. in U" rv "
leading out of Independence, M
t he south?
liberality.
The Indrpom
111(M,t I-..R.U. ill .m-t
Mondnvereninnat H
Tl0 door, nill tt,,M
o'clock. Everybody is invited.
cihmI ifoim Kalorday or
rrturninn Hnnday an, jj,,,
givlnic ail Ujr Hunday m,) jtti
in I'ortUnd, Th" Minn ir..,J
appllva from Portland, tX
mid people a chano.
Urrv Sullivan and Sl.erill
Storey "got id.ovod VY in ll'
,,,,,,1 raniM. ' ''orllund
lut w'd.
inr-ll I
I'ortlam
Vallv point at iralljr rtd
ralt.
Hill CU Up llrrn.
The OrKn l.uinr W,
Light Co. of ralUCity i!UI
ti supply lodHndoiic trade ivl
;iir kind of fir luuilwr or ir l
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The Albany Petnocrat advises
the populists of I. inn county l
take part in the iloinoerntie
primaries. 1 he I 't'linicrsu
Conundrum Who'll
. I I... ll, ri'l'l I1 H illlB . In nl .Hi. .
for state senator in IVlk cunty?; WVklMr'orrril..,
There i nothing so in i-rlnin
us political certainty."
Every American is a politician
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