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GOOD TICKET SEl'ERTHELESS.
The Polk County Observer does not like the
republican ticket. It tlon.t like tlie convention
that nominated the ticket. In nil the English
language it cannot find a word to say in behalf of
a single candidate on the ticket.
Claiming to be a republican paper, it has on.
ly fault to find with the republican ticket ami re
publican organization. At the same time it has
no fault to fiud with democratic candidates or
democratic orcanization. The inference is, the
democratic ticket suits that paper to a "T.".
Now the fact is the republicans never put up
a cleaner ticket than they present to the voters of
Polk county this year. They were nominated as
fairly and honestly as candidates usually are. No
unfair means were used nor underhanded meth
ods resorted to. In Scott Loughary, D. L. Keyt
and J. S. Cooper the republicans present an ex
ceptionally strong legislative tic-ken. lhey are
good clean men aud will make a strong team in
the Oregon legislature. For county Judge, a bet
ter selection could not have been made than E
F. Coad, a plain every day man, who meet3 his
fellownien on a common plane, and withal is a
good lawyer, a qualification without which no
one should ask for the county judgeship, Ed
Smith for clerk and Carl Graves for assessor, are
young men with qualications peculiar to these po
sitions, and moreover, they are men whose char
acters are without blemish and records without
fault. Mark ScrafTord the candidate for sheriff is
an old time citizen of Polk county and enjoys the
confideuce of the people. As sheriff he will dis
charge the duties of that office conscientiously
Ho fault can be found with C. L. Starr for county
school superintendent. He has filled .the office
acceptably one term and the work he has done
for the schools of this county should insure his
re-election by a large majority. Polk county has
no better citizen than Wm. Riddell, candidate for
commissioner. J. E. fceezley for treasurer, has
the training and qualifications any business man
would require of a candidate for p. similar posi
tion. Ho fault can be found with Johnny Van
Orsdell for surveyor nor Linn Chapman for
The attitude of the Observer toward these
men. in face of the fact that a brother of the
editor heads the democratic ticket, while republi
cans all over the state are exerting their utmost
to roll up a big republican majority, can but have
a re-actioaary effect. Republicans will hardly be
led off into the wilderness by Observer counsel
Rather, they will stand closer together because of
it. The vote June 6 will show it. The republi
cans of Polk county have awakened and they are
going to endore Roosevelt by a good majority one
week from Monday. Mark the prediction that
Polk is going to give a bigger republican major
ity this year than ever" before and the majority
will include the candidate for congress, supreme
iudee. dairy and food commissioner, circuit
judges, district attorney and the county ticket.
The death of Claude Dee Simpson is a loss to
the community and his taking off. is fe'.t by all
who knew him. He was a young man of culture,
honor and more than ordinary ability with
bright future before him. His standing in , the
lodges, and absence of vices that hold back many
young men make of him an example to be fol
lowed by hfs pupils and others. "" '
Polk county republicans could not make, a
greater mistake than to permit the election of a
democratic state senator. The senator holds over
two terms and will vote for a successor to United
States Senator J. H. Mitchell. No cleaner ' man
than' Scott Loughary could be selected to repre
sent Polk county.: He is a life long republican.
Be sure you mark opposite his name on your
ballot. '. i
Tlie people of Ore
gun are overwhelm'
ingly for 1 'resident
Roosevelt, and he i
the principal issue at
the coming June elec
tion. Kvery vote for
the republican candi
dates in June strength
ens the president's
chances that much.
Every vote cast for a
Roosevelt to that ex
tent. Editorial page,
The entire republi
can ticket is made up
of men ot superior
ability and unques
tioned iutegrity. They
stand for economy, for
efficiency and for cour
teous and fair treat-
The crooked politi
cal record f few of
the men who have re
cently set themselves
up as pure and unde
nted lenders of the re
publican party in Polk
county is welU known
in this otlice. Editor
ial page, Observer.
The men who two
years ago had sup
ported Mr. Keyt were
treated with kindness
a n d consideration.
Some of the leaders
who were given this,
recognition two years
ago have lost no op
portunity to bully and
browbeat the minority
this year, and all the
time they are asking
the minority to en
dorse their leadership
ment to all. The tick-! and "stand in." Such
et is worthy the sup
of every citisen, re
gardless of politics.
Editorial page, Itemizer.
an exhibition of gall
would be amusing, if
it were not disgusting.
Iditorial page, Ob-
I All Well Kn wn and RfuttW
Qtlicni and Will M.kt
n Ofn Campaign.
For flute busier
U. . LAIUIIAKV.
1). I.. KEYT.
For Joint Rci'iwrtiailve l'olk
J. H. CiMH'F.K
For ('mi ii ty Jmg
K. J. COAP.
Fir County Clerk
F.. M. SMITH
For Si Ihm'I Nn.Tiiiiriil-ni,
C 1.. ST A Hit
J. F.. RKK7.I.F.Y.
This is no time to iook lor excuses lor op
posing the republican ticket. It's no time to drag
petty personalities into the campaign: The ef
ficiency or integrity of candidates are not at stake
The candidates are all clean men. The issue
the republican policies now in force and the re
publican President now in power. A vote against
the republican ticket is a vote against republican
policies and against President Roosevelt. On
cannot fight the ticket this year and retain party
standing. The eyes of every stat of the Union
are upon us. "How will Oregon go?" is the ques
tion of the day. Ours is the first election of al
the states in this presidential election vear. How
Oregon goes means something. It points to th
trend of sentiment for or against the Roosevelt
administration. The Oregon'election, week after
next will be national in its effect. There is no
mistaking the issue. Those who oppose the ad
ministration of President Roosevelt are justified
in voting the democratic ticket. Those who fa
vor Roosevelt are not. It is your duty to come to
the polls on June 6th and vote your sentiments
for or against the President and the policies of
the republican party. y
t . j. JUyer nas served two terms as assessor
and is asking for a third. A. V. Dalton has serv
ed two terms as county treasurer and asks to be
elected as county clerk. There is a pronounced
sentiment in Polk as well as every other county
of the state against third term service. There
a feeling extant, and not without reason, that
more than two terms is not in the interest of good
government. It builds up an official class against
the citizen class. Keeping one so long on the
public payroll looking continuously at county
government from the standpoint of the tax-eater
rather than the tax-payer, he unconsciously grows
out of sympathy with the private citizens who
contribute the tax upon which the official sub
sists. Polk county is not ready to build up an
official class, to establish an official oligarcy or
court-house ring. Let other counties try the
third term experiment if they will, but from its
results deliver Polk. Messrs. Myer and Dalton
are first-class iellows and for their own good as
well as the best interests of the county they
should retire. They cannot be replaced by better
men than Carl Graves and Ed Smith, neither of
which are or have been office holders. For as
sessor mark opposite the name of C. G. Graves,
for clerk, opposite the name of E. M. Smith.
The republican candidates have shown the
courage to come out and tell the voters where they
stand. The democratic candidates have not yet
been heard from. 1
If the editorial page of the Observer will
not support the republican ticket I will. Editor
ial Page, lUmizer.
Following are the
speaking dates arraniJ for by thej
republican cainpnign committee: j
Grand Rally at Dlla evening J
of the 28th inat If tbern are no j
conflicting datw, either Senator!
Falton or Congressman Hermann
is expected to be present on thia
BueU'it Chapl, evening of the
McCoy, evening of June 1st.
Airlie, evening of J une 2d.
Falls City, evening; of June 3d.
Date for Independence meeting
yet to b arranged.
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