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GRANTS PASS, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 1906.
E. L. SMITH FOR SENATOR.
Koseburg (Douglas Co. Spokesman.
The senatorial candidates are
pressing their claims before the Re-
publican primaries through the news-
papers. These are to be duly con-
Bulered. Ihcy present the point of
view of the candidate as to his own
Jsut alter all the real question is
4 Vl rt Tinrtnlf'a nilAcf Iaii H1! Ann,!!
dates' interests are only subordinate,
Tu :n i-i.t
iic. jjeupiu ui very iiKeiy examine
tne question lrom their own point of
view. We do not mean to censure
any candidate for making his claims
lffM.a ..i.i; ; n.
vnwn, nit; I'uifni; in wir. mrwpjmpero
in anv manner thnt ho nmv fif
to use. It is his privilege and it is
inflrilv Uni U 1L.
vniiiti.f jiupi-i inQL ne announce uie niu puiiuu wittrf. iu uicse nmiiers,
principles that seem to him most im-' his activity and prominence have
portent. But for the high office of had no relation, to political prefer
Unite.d States Senator the best cri- ment. He has long appreciated the
tenon is tne man nimseit, his record importance ot the l-olumbia water
and life, and not what he. himself ! way. hence his efforts and influence
says, or his friends 6ay for him. For
that office, since he is to be named
by. the people, a man known to the
people, is the only man eligible. He
ought to know the state, and all of
its needs and industries, and the
people .ought -to know him. That
js the reason why we think that Mr.
Smith, of Hood River, is a good can
didate. Mr. Smith's view has always been
a large view in political matters. His
party has always been to him as the
great instrument of public good, and
not merely a machine for the satis
faction of private ambition. lie has
always been faithful to it, and faith
ful in that very large sense that his
influence has been in the party coun
sels toward the highest ideals. But
his influence is not limited to his
party activity. From one end of the
state to the other Mr. Smith has
been foremost in matters and things
affecting the material interests of
the state. He has, therefore, come
in contact with every section of the
state, and is thus able to look upon
Oregon as a great state, and not a
mere arena for petty controversies;
as a field of varied industries and
enterprises, and not of special or
narrow interests. Mr. Smith has a
knowledge wide enough and a char
acter brond enough to take in all in
terests, all enterprises and all classes.
The commercial interests will not
suffer from him because he is a man
of affairs. The agricultural interests
will be taken care of, because he has
an intimate acquaintance with agri
culture and horticulture. He under
stands the rehition of transportation
to commerce and of commerce to
production, and so is able to see wise
ly and decide justly in matters af
fecting the whole body of the people,
and of each and every part thereof.
The character and person of Mr.
Smith are such as to command at
tention in any deliberative, body
whatever. His presence is forceful,
his judgment sound, and his integ
rity beyond question.
We think ho ought to 1k elected
by the people, in order thnt the state
cf Oregon, which is entitled to nu
merical representation in the United
States Semite with the other states
of the Union, shall also be equally
represented in character, influence,
ability and power. We believe if
the people will consult their own in
terest and that of the state in gen
eral, Mr. Smith would receive the
almost entire vote of the state. A
good man, a clean man, free from
factions, earnest and aboA; reproach,
lie deserves the nomination and the
state needs him.
A BUSINESS TI!OrOSITION.
Madras (Crook Co.) Pioneer.
lion. E. L. Smith, of Hood River,
whose friends throughout the state
urged him to run for the guberna
torial nomination because they be
lieved that he was pre-eminently the
man to lead the Republican forces
to victory, is going to prove an equal
ly strong candidate, tor the I nitod
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Ntntin Senntiirsmn fnr ti-hirli nlTinn
. . ' ' ' ' p"" " --'-. cmurman 01 tne oregon state board, nc service pure, by a rigid inspection "gress. ine oince is an extremely
he has announce himself. No i man . Alices he may be placed. of horticulture. He is also president of the conduct of all public officers important one for it not only in
in the state has been more eloselv Orecon ho ds Mr. Smith in hlirh'nf h n ti,,..,.i i t . I.i 1.,, n :i : 1 .1 . ., I....1....- n. i ..-.
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l.Ien ified with the states develop-,
ment during the past 60 years, and
Pnne knows Iwtter thnn he her
vl tnu-aril the eYnlnif afinn ami .in.. .t
" " unci-
opment of the country "where rolls
the Oregon." His election to the
Senate would not only be a just re-j
Finnic Twuin ma uiiij ik a juii re-
ward to a man who has riven a pood
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none, knows better than he her pres- ciples, and the people believe in him
ent needs. In his capacity as presi-Jand his ability to serve them to the
lent of the Oregon Development ( best possible advantage, not in an
licague, Mr. Smith has been closely abstract manner, but definitely and
in touch with the forces nnw rlireof. UPon a broad cailPI fit lit utthim n n
many of the best efforts of his life The farmers are just as much in-l Mr. Smith "was one of the McKin
to the advancement of his state's in-(terested in the United States Sen- ley presidential electors in 189G, and
terests, but it would place him in a atorshin as anv other class of noonle. in" the ramnaiini which follnueH ho
position where he could continue,
. ..v wum liruuuuCj
those efforts to the crrentest arlrnnt-
IT- . I ill. .An liul . .
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age of his state. There would be less
I "politics" and more good business
Kn9e-in tne election of E. L. Smith
to the United States Senate than
y other candidate who has yet
A POPULAR CANDIDATE.
Jewish Tribune, Portland,
Hon. E. L. Smith's candidacy for
the U. t. feenatorslup, although Jate
in nnriAlinnititinnf mnl-Aa vtMswnnl nn
peal to the. voters of the state, lie
i l : i. -i i- -
"aa utvu u jiniimiii'ui, not ouiy in
the councils oi his party, but in
many public enterprises affecting the
people at large, that he has small
:t..i..t: v 1
nn.11 ui iiiiiiruuiiiuu. x mill uiiu tuu
nf the state to the other ho in timvn
for his energy in what pertains to
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.have been urgent and potent in di
rection oi mac improvement, lie
perceived the caDabilities of Oree-on
as a producer or iruit and has con
i t o
tributed greatly to the development
of that ereat industry. Trriimtinn
ri - j - - - f
of arid lands is another vast field to
which he has devoted his energies.
These activities, important in them
selves, are more imnortunt still in
showing that innate and invincible
1 1 1 . .
pumic spirit winch ought to charac
terize every aspirant to so imnortunt
a position as the Senatorship. The
oince would enlarge his held of oper
ations, and irive seone to the enerirv
and judgment that have signalized
nis private efforts. The people need
the kind of man he is in the upper
house of Congress. He is wise in
affairs, of solid iudirment. and of
ability and address to reflect credit
upon this state. We think the peo
ple are to be congratulated that he
has consented to accept the nomina
tion, and will do themselves both
credit and service, in nominating and
HON. E. L. SMITH.
Wood River (Wasco Co.) News
The name of Hood River's hon
ored citizen stands well at the head
of the many honorable and worthy
names of Oregon's best citizenship.
No man is bother known within the
borders of our great state, and wher
ever known his ability, bis brond
experience, and his unquestioned in
tegrity are lully recognized.
For thirty vears Mr. Smith bns
been a resident of Hood River, and
during that time his interests have
been closely identified with the in
terests of our city and valley, as well
as the state at large. And' much of
the renown our hcuutiful valley has
been so iustU accorded, is nttrihnr.
able to the fact that wherever he has
gone in the state, on his numerous
trins outside its bordera he 1
ceased speaking of its advantages and
For a number of vears Mr. Smith
was president of the Oregon State
Horticultural fcociety, and during
these years he was indefatigable in
his efforts to raise the standard of
horticulture. Mr. Smith was presi
dent also of the Oregon Development
league lor the past two years or
more, and to Ins efficient services in
that capacity is due much of the
progress made by this organization.
Mr. Smith served as rcrircsentn.
tive from Wasco county for one term
and on account of liis woll-Lnoun
executive ability was elected speaker
. . . . . ; , I " " ' m 1 1 n. , . 1 1 v mi '7 mil, nifV-
of that legislative bony. In fact, as 'ernor Morrison, of Nevada, and Sen
a presiding officer ho stands without 'ator Newlunds, of Nevada, to make
Jn ftimnnrt nf Mr Smith's oan.li'
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diicy for Inited States Senator the
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I his paper stands unfalteringly for
Ilooil Kiver. nnil in tin venv nM If
, 11 hi 1.11 inn i-iiiircss recently neiu at
more worthily honor our citv nniriwti 11 111 tl'llll rt lll ll-.i a a n1..ni ...1 '
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vallev than liv thus lemlinir itw inn.
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port to one who reflects so great
credit uKn our community wherever
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he noes nnil limler ii-liuK..-..- '
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esteem the I.epubhcan party recog-
mzes lully his adherence, to its prin-
nrnt-'ciiilc. nnil the mxinle l,..l;..v. ;., 1,;..,
. ..v., .u Miiiu-iv nnu
broad gauge of statesinan-
H0V E , SMIT1r .vn XIIF
UUV U AND TIIE
Xorthuest Pacific Farmer. Portland,
While other interests have in the
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noct Knnn Innl-inn mil iU I
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rta.- w.vu iwnmg vuk, 1U tlltrillBt 1 1 VQ
in these matter?, the farmers have t
HON. E. L. SMITH, Of Hood River
For United States Senator
Mr. Smith has been n staunch Re
publican since ho cast his maiden
vote in low lor Ahranam iiincoin.
Ho is one of the 1(5 surviving mein-
hers of the California legislature of
18G4 and 1SG5. On tho recommen
dation of Hon. William II. Seward
he Mas appointed secretary of Wash
ington territory in 18GG, and took
part in the deliberations of the coun
cil of tho territory.
In 187G Mr. Smith established
residence at Hood River, where he
still lives. His capaocity for busi
ness organization soon made itself
manifest in Eastern Oregon, and
this, together with his devotion to
the interests of the community of
which he was a member, led the Re
publicans of Wasco countv. in 18H8.
to nominate him by unanimous vote
as representative to the state legisla
ture. He became speaker of the
house in the session of 1889. Dur
ing that session he secured, with the
assistance of his colleague, E. 0.
McCoy, the passage of a bill through
the house appropriating $(0,000 for
construction of a portage road
around the. ranids at Cascade T-oeks.
Fifteen years ago, when the organ
ization called the Columbia River
Waterway Association was founded,
composed of delegates appointed by
mayors and county courts, Mr. Smith
was elected as president of the body
and served with eminent success for
three years. Meetings of this asso
ciation were held at l'orttand, Asto
ria, Vancouver and other principal
cities throughout the state. Mr.
Smith has always taken a prominent
part in national irrigation. He at
tended the. national irrigation con
gress at Ogden, Utah, and El Paso,
Texas, and was chosen nlonir with
tlnnirnAr Pnrd.i.1 rt f'-i 1 i Tr.... :n f!,...
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one oi the replies in the forma ad
iiiTs iu iiMif. ne was elected i! aim preserve tne original pnn-
one of the vice-presidents at large'ciph's on which this government is
una hs sui-u h instrumental in se-
curing the meeting of the national
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For the past five vears Mr. Smith
has been commissioner at large and I
nnn noon commissioner at large andl
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" "'"ii i' -inii jMiiiiii, jji-nuu
and the Northwest Fruitgrowers' As-
hiu'ihiiiiii, una no one man in the
State of Oregon has done more for
horticulture in this state than Mr
Smith. He belongs to the staid ele
merit of the Republican party is one
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sociation, and no one man in thc'or
ti..i,. r r- t i . 1
nient oi me ncpuiiiican party, is one
of its most aggressive members and I
leloOllent Sneflk-era At the T.inn.ln
eloquent FpeaKers. At the Jiincoln
'Day banquet at Portland, Oregon,
. April 2 o this vear. his ,,!.
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that of Hon. (Jeorge H. Williams
tnai ot Hon. tieorge Ji.
u-ere eanefioiiir nAin.u
delivered speeches in behalf of Pres.
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McKinley throughout the
PLATFORM OF MR. SMITH.
NATIONAL MATT EHS.
Mr. Smith's political platform is
tho Republican platform. As a can
didate before tho people of tho state
he is content to be bound by the his
torical and fundamental principles
of his party.
He is in accord with our great Re
publican president in his purposes:
To regulate bv appropriate laws
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corporations doing an interstate busi
ness, aa wen as all others that are.
within proper federal control.
To regulate railroad rates bv an
effective law which shall be fair to
tho shipper and to the railroads.
To reculate iniunctions in liihor
disputes as well as in other disputes,
so aa to prevent an abuse ot thut
great power by the courts.
lo regulate the national revenue
system, 60 as to make it as stable as
possible, while adjusting tho tariff
with regard to the interests of all
sections and industries.
To allow unobstructed commerce
In'tween this country and the Phil
ippino islands, to the end that our
own people as well as the inhabitants
own people as well as the inhabitants
oi tne islands may be benehted by
the exchange of trade between them.
Jle is in fuvor of the early com
pletion of the Panama canal, as it
win i,e not only ot great national
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to the people of this coast, shorten-
iiuevi mini , iiil ri in-illllill lit l ll T 1 1 L, l
ing the route ot our commerce by
many thousands of miles.
He favors such immigration laws
as shall insure now and forever here
after tho maintenance of the stand
ard of American labor. American
homes and American citizenship. As
he believes that the permanent pop
ulation of this country ought always
to bo contused of such native and
iiriiuiaii.vu iiii.i-iia tin t'HIl UIMirct l-
. i .i . . 1
naturalized citizens as can apprcci-
louiiueo, no Dc.iievcs that iinmigra-
tinn laws ought to be strictly but
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luiny aim jusuy enioreed, neither
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i" - i.i'iii 1 uiuhis Willi hllillllil 00 Bll-
.:n.i n- .1 .
iuiiii-11, mir Humming inose
should be excluded.
He is in favor of keeping the pub
Jie is in lavor or keeping the pub-
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uiiu nre nniii iiuiiisiimern or ail
delinquents found guilty of irruftiriir
In regard to matters that nffect
especially the people or Oregon, Mr. I
Smith's platform is bis own per-
snnnl reenril Ifn lina L..n f-..,n...
for years in the promotion of large
public interests and enterprises of
the state, including agriculture, hor-
ticulture, irrigation and transported
tion. He can only promise in the
larger field and in a public capacity
to use the same, knowledge and
cretion and energy that have been
exemplified heretofore in his private
.. -.-,..... . . v. iiivi iwi i.it-iiiifni,
and public career.
generally taken a back seat. For
the first time thev now have, an on-
portunity to express their choice for
me oince, wnicn attecta the interests
of the state perhaps more thnn anv
other. There are five, candidates for
the office in the coming primaries,
four of whom are lawyers, and con
nected with other than agricultural
interests. One of them. Tton. V, Ti.
Smith, of Hood River, has been for
vears prominent in the afTmra thnt
affect the agricultural and horticul
tural interest?. He has served for
six vears as the head of the Roard
of Horticulture, and has been not
merely a nominal head, but has been
active in promoting the development
and improvement of that great in
dustry. He has also been active in
promoting irrigation and other in
terests. ITa hna fin intimntn L-nnwI.
edge of the interests of the people at
large, ins activity in the interests
of the people has- not been confined
to election times. He does not need.
really, to make any declaration be
cause his acts and life are hi luut
platform in this respect.
Mnce lie has been of such service
to the people in his private capacity,
it may be presumed that the nflW
would not afford him wider field for
his efforts. We believe, that Orecron
has had in its whole evistenm Imt
one Senator who was not a lawyer.
Some of them have, doubtless been
good, and no reflection is meant on
them, but it seems to us that it is
time for the farmers of Oregon to use
this their first opportunity to go to
their own class for a Senator.
In political matters, Mr. Smith
has always been very prominent, not
as an office seeker or office holder.
but as a wise leader and adviser. His
influence in his party has been ex
erted on that hi eh Plane whieh hns
less reference to factional contests
and struggles for office than to the
use of his party as an instrument
for the public good. His modesty
Kepi mm out ot this held until late,
but the demands for him to stand as
a candidate have bivn too nrimnt. for
him longer to resist.
We mako these remarks in tho in
terests of the. peonlo who arn our
patrons and not in the interest of
pontics. Air. Mnitlis personal char
acter and his Public service in a nri-
vato capacity point to him as the
weal man to represent the material
interests of this state.
ELECTION OF SENATOR.
Bend (Crook Co.) llulletin.
It may Imj true thnt the technically
legal ('lection of United States Sen
ator will bo by the legislature, but it
will also he truo that the legislature
will elex't the candidate who receives
the heaviest popular vote.
Tho people are noininir into the
habit of asserting their powers these
days, it old laws and old customs
stand in the wav. disregard tlu.ni
J J'0', V.T' thw n""
0 th" 1,,w nre n to rfcwnt the F-
The formal phrases, the mere husks
pl from exercising the power that
is rightly theirs. If members of the
legislature undertake to earrv into
effect their "superior wisdom" non
sense by choosing a senator in defi
ance of the popular selection, such
oi tne populai
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::F!i,",or.8 .'' to graves
This certainly not any set statute
is wnat gives lorce to statement
No. 1. The peonlo will rule.
Therefore the popular vofe for
senator is important, and every voter
should consider seriously bis vote for
this office. Our next senator should
lie a clean man. a man of experience
in affairs, a man of dignity and force
of character, and it would be just os
well if bo should not come from the
corporation-ridden city of Portland.
HON. E. L. SMITH, OF WASCO.
Oregon Atjriculluriitl and Hural
Xurtliu rst, Portland.
Under the primary luw tho peopl
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P"ve a new ciiuy, imposed bv them-
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seues, to inuicuie tiieir preleretice
'"r Linted Mates fSenator in Con-
. n.i ....
lor tinted Nates Senator in Con-
"""" i'": n-in-cimuiiiii 01 wrcgon
n that body where all the states are1
e.i.allv repr.-ser.ted, but also com -
irises the function of adviser to the
president concerning all affairs and
I - - ..n. mi iiiiann mill
appointive officers within the stnte
Jt may be assume1 thut since the
people themselves enacted this law,
thev nmnn in il.ui.ii. !f rrt......
number of worthy gentlemen seeking
the nomination at the bands of the
Republican voters, and one at the
hands of the Democratic voters. Some
ff these candidates are in various
ways bringing before the people their
dis-'merits and asserting their claims,
Rut the. object of this article is to
present to our readers another view
.i..t it i inay t . v 11- JI111V UIi; Q
lof the question. The law primarily,
as all other laws concerning the fill-v.
inc of office, ia diwifmed fnr the nenX
pie's welfare and not for the satis- i.
motion oi individual ambitions. The i
ouestion before the nennlo of thin
state, therefore, concerns tho inter-
ests ot tne state and does not oon- ,
cerrt.' eveent' in. a anhonlinnt.) wa . .
perhaps, the particular claims of tho 1
i ; i i mi . , . m
canaiuates. ine true question lor i
every voter must necessarily be what
man of those who are to be roted for.
will be best for the State of Oregon.
Tho candidate who shall receive tho '
nomination ought to be the one who !
is superior in tho qualities required.
Ho should have a wide know lei lire of .
his state, its needs and its various
industries, oi its commerce, and thw .
waterways an,d transportation lines
on which that commerce depends.
Ho should be a man whoso expe
rience ha3 put him closely in touch 1
with tho peoplo and their interests
so that he, being ono of them, shall
know as well as they do what thoso'
interests are. , ,
Ho should he a m
and commanding ability to mako his :
L-nnwlnilirn fT.u.i .. 1 i J f
,1,','"''rr'' rumuw, Htruug aim linn,'
and of discnH't and solid judgment, ;
Neitlier' political shrewdness or ac .:
tlVltV. nor Hfftllpinls. nr Imral 1 oa eninra t
can fill the renuirementa nf the
ator whom the peoplo are to choose n
it is not ior us to guido the votora "
in their choice, hut. to ndvise them. ,i
sincerely tliat their paramount duty i
is w tnemseives ana to tho state, and ' :
to support what
egsontial qualities of their choice. ' .
i et, looking tho held over and
seeking to anillv these nrineinlna mo '
cannot forbear to say from ' actual ;
1 1 -m r . .
Kiiowwo.ge mat Jionorablo JS. u :
Slllitll. Of WaSCO Pnnntv in m, .
judgment, meets the rcquiremcnta.
io man in mo state has more inti-
lliato knowledlTO of its needs nnnn
stands higher in tho esteem of tho
(H-opie, none can bring more of that
actual experience to tho duties nf iu.
office, none has more of that active
iorco and eitective address, which a .
senator ought to have. , .
HON. E. L. SMITlTToit SEN- '
ATOK. . '
lone (Morrow Co.) Proclaimer. . , '
The Proclaimer is not in any sense :
of tho word a political organ, believ
ing that the interests of our atnta eon :
liest bo subserved by tho selection of
our best citizens to till our important
office. An.' i.ii nil i),:... i...:
...... .v., (.ii iiiuia -liuillr '
equal, wo stand for the principles of
toe iicpuuncan party.
How then can wo do ofheriviaA
than heartily espouse tho cause of
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iion. i-i. ji. Miuth for U. S. Senator?
Ho is easily tho first citizen of Ore
gon, a Jtepublieun to whom his party
uc uii immense debt, an able and
clean man and if our nonnhi Hn
their duty ho will bo elected.
IION. E. L. SMITH FOIt Tf. S.
Antelope (Wasco Co.) Herald.
E. L. Smith, of Hood Itiver haa
announced his candiduey for tho
nomination of U. S. Senator on tho
Itepullican ticket. Mr. Smith in nnn
of the strongest men the party could
put up, ami wouid well represent
uieiui ill congrwss.
A SENSATIONAL LETTER.
lone, (Morrow Co.) Proclaimer.
A letter was recent Iv received k
one of Ione's citizens in substance as
follows: lhe commercial interests
of Portland are desirous that
of this city, be elected to the United
States Senate. Mr. in the kin,l
of a man Oregon needs at Washing-
ton. jie nas long been identified
with the movement for state devel
opment and is thoroughly imbued
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tun me urcaier wrcgon spirit.
"In addition to this Mr. is a
staunch Republican, a man of tact,
integrity and ability, nnd we ear
nestly request that you render him
all the assintttiicc in your power at
"Yours very truly,
"Mark. Ievv Xr Po'
Thi.l wholesale firm him n ri'dif f
support whomsoever they may de
sire and to write onv letters" the
wish, but why is this? Hack of it all
is something covered up. What is it?
Why are the "commercial interests"
so deeply interested ?
This state wants a man for sen
ator deep enough and broad enough
and fair enough that he will not stop
at the "commercial interests," but
will do justice to "all interests." So
far that man who aspires to the nom
ination on the Republican ticket who
possesses this element in a superla
tive degree is Hon. E. L. Smith, of
Hood River. He is a farmer and
fruit man, not a lawyer, nor "com
mercial man" to look after the "com,.