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SURE TO BE SENATOR CAKE.
The Nearer Oregon Makes II Unan
imous for Cake the Better ll
Will Be for Oregon.
Just now there apiears to be
little doubt but that it is Senator
Cake of Oregon. Once the cam
paign started it was speedily seen
that the oft-hoastvd personal
popularity of George the Govern
or was not so almighty stout as
it once was. Various things that
some folks have known about our
chief executive have come to
light, and a lot of folks are to
day doubtful if George was such
a whale of a man after all.
The nearer Oregon makes it
unanimous for Cake the better
for Oregon. There are few
places where party politics still
count; they don't usually in city,
county and district affairs, but
they do in national affairs, espec
ially in the upper house of con
gress, where the majority party
gets what it wants and the mi
nority sits tight and waits. Ore
gon wants a lot ot things from
congress; it can never get them
through a democratic senator.
Between the men personally
the issue is not drawn; it is not
a personal campaign; if it was
Mr. Cake would not be on the
It is also remembered that
Cake was one of the republicans
who had the nerve to stand on a
Statement No. 1 platform when
it looked as though that meant
defeat; he stood for the popular
election of the United States sen
ator whether it profited him or
not; Chamberlain has stood for
it because it was his sole chance
of ever landing the place.
The vast difference between
being good because you hope it
will pay, and because it is right,
represents the di Iference between
the stand of Mr. Chamberlain
and Mr. Cake.
Hood River County.
This bill is submitted under the
initiative for the following,
among other, reasons:
A county is a public corpora
tion and it is apparent that sec
tion 2 of article XI of the consti
tution of Oregon, as amended.
reserves to the people the right
to create a county by initiative
There is no general law for the
creation of counties now, and no
one knows when, if ever, there
will be one. The facts as to
area, imputation and assessed
valuation show that we are able
to maintain a county government.
Out of a jKipulation of about
7.5(H) the desire of a county for
the Hood River country is earn
est and unanimous with the ex
ception of a small fraction of one
per cent. We are assurred by
leading citizens of The Dalles,
Dufur and other portions of Was
co county that they have no ob
jections to the creation of Hood
River county as promised in this
bill. More than -loo residents of
The Dalles and Dufur have sign
ed the petitions asking that this
bill be submitted to a vote at the
June election, though forty-five
names from Dufur were received
too late to be filed with the sec
retary of state.
The people of the Hood River
country therefore ask favorable
consideration of the voters of the
state ujHm this lull for th
among other, reasons:
Because the new county wi
be a great benefit to the
residing therein and will facili
tate the transactions of their
Because as the law stands a
county cannot be created by the
legislature; and finally,
Because the people of The
Dalles and the balance of Wasco
county are willing mat xuaju.
River may be created as provid
ed in this bill.
The assessed valuation in the
projK)sed Hood River county in
1903 was $908,508; in 1900 was
$1,018,070, showing a gain in
valuation from 1903 to 1900 of
$710,102. or about 78 per cent
The valuation in 1907 was $2,
702.2.7), a gain over 190G of $1.
1.3,580, or about 70 per cent,
showino- tb Tronnrtinna.t.e. in
crease in one year from 1900 to
1!H)7 to be almost as great as
that in three years from 1903 to
The proposed Hood River coun
ty has a jopu!ation of about
7.5(H); a area of about 5(H) square
miles, and twenty school houses,
seven of which are graded schools
having from two to eight rooms
each and with a $30,000 high
school under construction.
There will be left in Wasco
county, after Hood River county
is created, an area of 1,040
square miles, a population of 11,
000, and a valuation of $5,4o7,
720, thus leaving it among the
largest and strongest cou.ities of
Hood River Commercial Club,
Uy A. A. Jayne, President
Ry P. S. Davidson, Secretary.
Charles T. Early
W. L. Clark
Truman Butler Directors.
K. 0. Blanchar
officers A. E. Lake, Pres. ; A.
E. Crosby, Vice Pres.; C. L.
Phillips, Treas.; J. M. Patter
son, Sec. and Mgr.
directors J. A. Reuter, E. M.
Williams, N. A. Bonn, F. Men
efee, J. C. Hostetler, A. E.
Lake, A. E. Crosby.
THE DALLES BUSINESS
The Dalles, Ore., May 15, 1908.
To the President and Directors
Hood River Commercial Club,
Hood River, Oregon.
Gentlemen Your communica
tion of 0th inst. regarding the in
itiative in the matter of Hood
River county, was read at a
meeting of our board last even
ing and I wa3 instructed to con
vey to you the greetings of this
board, and to assure you that
your plan for cutting off the new
county would have the full sup
Iort of this body, and we wish
you every success.
J. M. Patterson,
Notice is hereby given that the
school directors of school district
No. 00 of Washington county, will
receive sealed bids for the con
struction of a school house in said
district. Plans and specifications
can be examined at Mclnnes'
store in Dist. No. 00. Bidders
will be required to give a bond of
50 per cent of contract price.
Rids will be received until June
12th, l'.HiS. The board reserve
the right to reject any or all
bids. Contract to be completed
by Sept. 5th. 1908.
By order of the board of di
rectors. F. S. LOCKE,
Dated May 29th, 1908.
Nonce lo Contractors.
Sealed bids will be received un
til 2 o'clock p. m. of the 4th day
of June. l'.MS. and then opened
for the construction of a fill to
take the place of the slough
bridge at the Gcigcr place south
For the construction of a bridge
and fill near tho VirL-
I " ' " - aviv I'lllVV
about one mile north east of Cor
For the construction of the
Vmt,:r oridge across the Tuala-
I nil rier aliOUt two milra annth
east of Hillsboro.
Specifications mav be seen at
my othce after Mav 25th.
The court reserves the right to
reject any or all bids.
By order of the commission-ers-
J. W. GOODIN.
HE IS "MaKINC GOOD."
All Recoil in Mim m Mm of
HUh inlellectual Attainments
and Rare Oratorical Ability,
Corvallis, May 20. - "Senti
ment in favor of the re-election
of Congressman V C. Hawley is
so nearly uranimous that there
can scarcely be said to be a con
gressional campaign in progress."
said Chairman C. V. Johnson, of
the first district committee, to
day. "The people of this dis
trict, regardless of party lines,
appreciate the fact that Hawley
is "making ood" at Washing
ton. They recognize in him a
man of high intellectual attain
ments, tireless industry and rare
oratorical ability. The rep' bli
cans tf this district were sj well
satisfied with their representa
tive that they renominated him
"It has been a pleasure to the
people of this district to read in
the news disjatches from time to
time that by his earnestness, his
sincerity and his devotion to
duty, Hawley has made a favor
able impression in Washington.
Though the unwritten rules for
bid a new congressman to thrust
himself forward, we are glad to
learn that Hawley has made
many warm friends in the house
of representatives, and that dur
ing his first session he had an
opportunity, in discussing the
Oramn jai .1... ...
resolution, U demonstrate his
ability as an effective public
"Here in Oregon we know
Hawley as a man fitted both by
native talents and by education
for the work of a statesman.
All his life he has kept himself
well informed upon all public
questions. We are justified,
therefore, in believing that he
will soon obtain a position of in
fluence in the house of represen
tatives. We all understand that
it takes time for any man to rise
to leadership and we expect to
keep Hawley in Washington un
til he has had a chance to work
his way to the top.
"Hawley's persistent efforts
for the cancellation of the rail
road land grant, his systematic
work in behalf of a government
appropriation for free locks at
Oregon City, his advocacy of
river and harbor improvements.
and his attitude in favor of tariff
revision while maintaining the
protective principle, have met
the hearty approval of the peo
ple of his district. This satisfac
tory public record, together with
the Wrsonal esteem in which he
is held because of his high moral
character, his genial disposition
and his intellectual attainments,
make it a pleasure for the peo-
pie oi nis uisinct to vote for him
regardless of party lines.
Man to appoint sub-agents to
sell stock for a lare timber and
lumber company, liberal commis
sions. 515 Kothchild Bldg.
The housekeeper fr;eno for
cleaning and Nishing jewelry,
gold, silver and all metals, glass
and glassware. not scratch.
There will 1 a benefit dance.
given by the young j,wpie 0f the
Catholic parisli of th;3 city at
Hillsboro Hall, cn Saturday night
June 0. The proceeds will go
toward building the Cath0nc
church parsonage. Everybody
cordially invited. Ticketa ran be
had at the DencfSu
any member of the committee.
Music will be iurnished by Rich
ard's orchestra of Portland
Worthy a Re-tlection.
Supt M. C. Case, who is in
the field for re-election to the of
fice of county school suierinten
dent, has been continuously en
gaged in public school work in
Washington county for the past
16 years. During this time he
has Berved as principal of the
Cornelius school three years,
three years as principal of the
Hillsboro city school, and is now
serving his first term as school
supcii.ittudeat trftliis -co'tfii fj
His work has always been
highly satisfactory to the public
and keenly appreciated by the
boys and girls, many of them
now men and women, who have
come under his instruction.
Mr. Case is a member in good
standing of Gales Grange No.
282, of St Helens No. 32. A. F.
& A. M., of Mizpah Chapter No.
30, O. E. S., and of Glencoe No.
22, K. of P.
If re-elected, he promises to
give all courteous treatment and
a square deal.
His number on the ballot is 45,
and he was nominated at the re
gular primary convention held on
April 17th, ult, by both republi
cans and democrats.
A farmer in speaking before
an institute of his profession, re
cently said: "As a rule the
farmer knows no better friend
than the country press. The
home paper is distinctly the
farmer's own paper. It is sup
ported directly or indirectly by
the farmers, who compose the
backbone of the printer's sub
scription list and largely for him
the merchants advertise. Now
brother, let us not forget our
friends. Let us see that our sub
scription is paid before the first
of January and a year in ad
vance. Another thing, the mer-
.i.inna who -tMJTrrtlne nre the
ones who make it possible for us
to get a good local paper and the
men or firms who are too penur
ious to advertise and help sup
port the local press have no right
to the farmer's patronage. I
propose hereafter to go to a good
live advertiser instead of to those
who propose to take all and give
nothing in return. If the farm
ers, as a class, would supjwrt
their friends, the other fellows
would soon be out of business.
Commencing June 15, the
Southern Pacific Railway will sell
tickets from Hillsboro to Cornel
ius for 10 cents. The rate here
tofore has been 14 cents.
P. G. Vickers,
Ice for sale. Den of Sweets.
For Sale or Rent.
Small farm, 1-2 mile south of
the Hillsboro depot. Inquire of
J. A. Messinger, Hillsboro.
There's a lot of satisfaction in a shoe which
after month's of wear, needs only polish to
'look like new." You will find comfort, ease
and profit in the 1 1 AMI LTOX-IUiOWN SHOES-
Your children will want something pretty
and good. Come and
No belter can be made.
VOTE YES ON BILL NO. 318.
1 he fish of Our State Need Better
Protection Than is Now Af
forded Is Agreed.
Hon. G. J: Farley, mayor of
The Dalles, was in Hillsboro last
week in the interest of the sal
mon protection and stated to us"
that as the United States Bureau
of Fisheries are the greatest ex
pert authorities on the subject of
salmon protection and have no
ax to grind, requested The Inde
pendent to publish the following
circular from the Department of
Commerce and Iabor to Hon. C.
The department realizes the
importance of the various ques
tions atFecting the salmon fishery
in the Columbia river brought up
in your letter of the 18th ultimo,
and has taken this opportunity to
make a thorough investigation of
the matter. There can be no
question that the status of the
fishery is unsatisfactory, and that
under existing conditions the
trend may be expected to be
steadily downward, with the re
sult that in a comparatively few
years the run of salmon in that
stream will be reduced to such a
degree that thousands of fisher
men may be thrown out of em
ployment and much capital ren
dered idle. The federal govern
ment is without any jurisdiction
whatever in the premises, and
the duty of conserving the sal
mon supply In the Columbia de
volves on the states of Oregon.
Washington and Idaho; but this
department has been charged by
congress with important fish-cul
tural operations in the Columbia
basin, and has felt impelled from
time to time to direct attention
to the necessity for giving ade
quate protection to the various
species of salmon frequenting
that stream. The department
is convinced that the run of sal
mon in the Columbia can be am
ply maintained for an indefinite
period if artificial propagation is
supplemented by rational protec
tion; but artificial propagation
alone cannot coje with the situa
tion, and as a matter of fact, the
recent exjerience of the depart
ment has shown that its benefi
cent labors are rendered almost
futile by the failure of the states
to appreciate this fact.
The department sees no reason
see our SCHOOL SHOES, no better made.
Our guarantee goes with every pair.
Our Line of
is the finest in the county.
Everything usually carried by an up-to-date
Grocery House. Our immense sales make it pos
sible for us to carry strictly fresh goods. Not a
shop worn article in the establishment.
The old Reliable Corner Grocery and Shoe Store
for advocating the elimination of
fish wheels front the river, as
there is no evidence to show that
this form of apparatus is parti
cularly destructive to salmon. A
condition that is specially favor
able for the passage of salmon -namely,
very high water-renders
the wheels unserviceable
and. on the other hand, ieriods
of very low water, w hen the fish
are much restricted in their
movements, are also unfavorable
for the wheels'.' "During the" past '
two or three seasons the catch of
salmon by wheels has been com
paratively small; but even if it
were very large it would be a
fact of special significance in the
The Columbia river is, howev
er, made to yield a quantity of
salmon far greater than regard
for the future supply permits,
and the drain is yearly becoming
more serious. No one familiar
with the situation can fail to ai
preciate the menace to the per
petuity of the industry that is
furnished by the concentration
of a tremendous amount of fixed
and floating apparatus of capture
in and near the mouth of the
river. This apparatus comprises
about 400 pound nets or traits,
over 80 long-sweep seines, and
more than 2,200 gill nets, the
last having an aggregate approx
imate length of over 570 miles;
and these appliances capture
more than 95 per cent of the fish
taken in the Oregon and W ash
ington waters of the river, the
figures for 1904 being nearly 34.
000,000 pounds, or 98.7 per cent
of the total yield. Under such
conditions, it is self-evident that
but comparatively few fish are
permitted to reach the upper wa
ters where the spawning grounds
The details of the measures
necessary to place the salmon in
dustry of the Columbia river on
a permanent basis cannot be ela-
oorated Dy the department at
nis f butin general it may
ue suiu inai mere snoum oe ti
a restriction on the amount of
apparatus employed in a given
section; (2) an adequate weekly
close season covering possibly
two days at first, but reduced
later if the circumstances war
rant it; (3) an annual close sea
son, preferably at the beginning
of the salmon run. and (4) joint
arrangements between the states.
so that protective measures may
(Signed) Oscar S. Straus,
Bill No. 318 embodies govern
ment recommendations and
should pass. It is a souare deal
for all. Vote No. 318 - X - Yes.
Bill No. 333 was framed to
foster the selfish interest of a
single locality. It is against the
and will mean a heavy tax on
the state to carry out its provis
ions. It favors monoixilv and is
unfair. It should not pass. Vote
StiOt. Y r.