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About Washington County news. (Forest Grove, Washington County, Or.) 1903-1911 | View Entire Issue (March 10, 1904)
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at the present time for a factional fight cal factions and leaders use no means P. W. Cronin, marshal............. 12 00
in the Republican party.
to carry out their plans which could
Total 8183 63
The leader of the Simon movement not bear public investigation. The
P. W. Cronin then asked allowance
Published Every Thursday by the Washing is actuated by no high motives, and one thing which makes Pres. Roosevelt for arrests and expenses to the extent
pretends to none. His term of office so popular is his insistence upon
ton County Publishing Co. Incorporated
as United States Senator expired and straight-forward and open dealings not of 87.50 in the case of Watson vs City
at Forest 6rove, Oregon
he was superceded. Not even his only in civil life but also in public of Forest Grove, which was allowed.
Water credits were granted to
warmest friend and most ardent sup offices and in politcal campaigns.
EARL B. HAWKS, EDITOR.
The county central committee has Harvey Baldwin.......................829 95
WILL FRENCH, BUSINESS M ’G’R. porter would claim that he made a
success of his senatorship. No one issued the call for the primaries and M. S. Brown.............................
Application by Prof. Garrison for
can be found to say that he added to another campaign is on in earnest to
his reputation by his career at Wash fill the various offices made necessary water was granted and application of
Mr. Ruckles for water was denied as
Rates on Job Work and Adver ington. Two years ago the election by our June election.
It is the duty of every voter in the being outside of the city and for the
tising Furnished on Enquiry. turned upon the question whether he
was to be given another term, and if county to interest himself to the extent further reason that the main to be
he had carried the election he would that he shall endeavor to place a good tapped was more than taxed to supply
$1.00 a Year in Advance.
no doubt have expected re-election. man in nomination for each office to houses now upon the main.
Office on Pacific Avenue.
The accepted report of Treasurer
He was ingloriously defeated, and his be filled. No man who has not inter
successor was elected by the Legisla ested himself in the primaries should Hudson for February showed:
Entered at the post-office at Forest ture. He now says he is not a candi be heard to kick about the way the Receipts.................................. 8593 07
Grove, Oregon, as second class
date to succeed Senator Mitchell. But primaries have gone, and no man who Disbursements......................... 334 48
if he is not why does he not unite with has entered the primaries or convention
Balance 8259 59
the friends of Senator Mitchell to 're and has done his best to see that a
Address all communications to Wash elect him? He surely cannot claim good choice is made need feel that
good work done upon the streets
ington County Pub. Co.,
that Senator Mitchell is not competent any blame will attach to him. He
Forest Grove, Ore.
considering the limited means, and
and well qualified. He cannot claim has submitted to majority rule and
recommended the repair of certain
If the NEWS fails to reach its subscrib that a more efficient public servant can majority rule, where fair means have crossings and a ditch constructed.
ers or is late, we request that immedi be found. He would not say, after his been employed, is considered right
Health committee reported a healthy
ate attention may be called to the same. own experience at Washington, that rule in a republican form of govern
condition of the city at present and
Therefore we urge every
Senator Mitchell’s long service in the ment.
TH URSDAY,M ARCH 10, ’04 Senate, and his familiarity with the republican voter of the county to attend asked to be placed upon the smelling
committee when warm weather comes,
methods and means of doing business the primaries and elect men of their
if present local conditions continue to
The discussion over the county rela at Washington in behalf of the state is choice if possible. Let these dele
tive to better roads is a step in the not an advantage that a new Senator, gates nominate good men in the con
Treasurer Hudson was authorized to
right direction. The interest aroused no matter what his ability, would not vention and when the delegates are
buy a new ledger and otherwise replen
over the subject appears not only in possess.
selected in the primaries and the nomi
ish his stationery and needed receipt
these pages, but also in meetings held
Why is it, then, that Senator Simon nations are made in the convention let
Also instructed to buy neces
at various points to discuss this very is found leading a band of ex-office every republican bury the hatchet,
question. A thorough exchange of holders and political sore-heads against and work for the success of the party at sary electric supplies for city use.
Thomas Philips asked the council
ideas based upon thought and ex the Republican organization, which the polls. The place to "scrap" and
perience is the only way that the stands committed to the re-election of "scrap” hard is in the primaries and that he be allowed to set four poles
truth can be sifted out and results ob Senator Mitchell? Can it be doubted the convention. To carry the "scrap" so that he might run the Pacific States
tained in road building. We may dif that if he should succed he would, to the polls is unrepublican and makes Telephone to his house and connect
fer somewhat on methods, but we all with his abilities in intrigrue and a county lose its influence in district with his farm. The matter was left in
the hands of the street committee to
agree that we want better roads.
political manipulation, worm himself and state politics. If every republi
adjust conditions so that the city may
into the Senatorial chair again? If any can comes out to the primaries, major
use the poles.
THE TRUE ISSUE
one would question it let him remem ity will have their choice of delegates,
An ordinance was introduced which
ber that Senator Simon was ostensibly and if they dc-not, let them not wail at
To the Republican Voters of Multnom
had for its purpose the granting of a
for Corbett when the latter was a candid the results.
franchise to the Pacific States Tele
ate for election, but when the vote was
phone and Telegraph Company to ex
The following article copied from the
counted it was Simon who was elected. Council Meeting— An Interesting
Morning Oregon, of March 9th,
tend their system in Forest Grove.
contains more truth than fiction. Anyone who knows the history of
During its first and second readings
“ I began yesterday a novel plan of Oregon politics knows that if Simon
The council met fn regular session objections were raised to the Ordinance
conducting the political campaign in prevails in this election he is more than last Thursday evening, every city offie- offered upon these grounds, that it did
this county. Heretofore it has been a likely to be the next United States ial being present. Minutes of the pre not limit the maximum rate to be charg
maxim of political managers that poli Senator elected from Oregon.
vious meeting were read and approved. ed for phones except for pa ty lines of six
There lies the issue and the only Upon recommendation of the finance
tical plans must be secret, and that
users, that the city was not allowed to
the way to win votes is to fool the issue in this campaign. It is Mitchell committee the following bills were al use the poles of the Telegraph Com
people. What I want, on the contrary or Simon, and if the Republicans are lowed:
pany for all city uses, and that it al
is to take the voters into my confidence ready to dispense with the sendees of L. G. Morley, labor...................$ 1 00 lowed the city but two fiee phones for
and present to them a frank and can Senator Mitchell and re-elect Senator Wells Fargo Express Co........... 1 40 city purposes. It was also stated that
did statement of plans and purposes of Simon they have but to support the R. N. Taylor, labor...................
50 the franciise just granted to Hughes
the Republican committee. I want to latter in his attempt to defeat the E- Haverstraw, labor................. 1 00 contained these provisions as the city
appeal to the good judgement and regular Republican ticket at the prim Crane & Co, supplies............... 5 76 desired, and the council decided that
C h a s . H. C a rey .
common sense of the voters, and to aries."
W. S. Hudson, treasurer........... 18 00 if the Pacific States Telephone and
show them that the aims and purposes Chairman of the Republican City and Washington County News, p’r. 15 00
Telegraph Company wished a franchise
of the Republican managers are to
L. C. Walker, recorder........... 6 20 in this city that they could have
secure the best possible administration
Sam Todd, labor....................... 16 80 one containing the same provisions as
of public affairs.
The Primaries at Hand.
S. G. Hughes, supplies.......... 13 12 is now contained in the franchise of
I want to make it clear that the
In almost every political camp Pete Peterson, labor................. 3 00 Mr. Hughes. John Wirtz, for the
Simon factional movement is a selfish throughout the country there has been Portland General Electric S’ply 49 10
Telephone Company stated that his
scramble for office. It is based upon charges and counter charges of unfair H. Shannon, labor..................... 16 00
company could not accept a franchise
no consideration of public welfare. It dealings on the part of local organiza Stribbich & Purdin, supplies.. . 1 00
in which the iates were fixed, and that
represents no principle. It stands for tions. We are glad to vote that a Cornelius & Hancock, services. 8 50
as to city use of poles, the company
abs)lutely nothing except the desire to strong sentiment is growing every Bazaar, supplies....................... 2 20
did-not use the city poles and that
bre k into office. There is no excuse where which is demanding that politi Chester Johnson, labor............. 13 05
where cttic3 used poles belonging to
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