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WEEKLY OREGON STATESMAN,- TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 1900. -
ARIl WILLING :
Citizens' Movement Endorsed by
REID THEIB MEETING YESTERDAY
SfadaBntTwo Xomlnatlons Fcadlaf; the
Actios of too BOTaraJ "Reform
rrtltt-DBmU Today. I
'.'.- (From Daily, April 7th.)
The ., gerat majority of the Populist
party of Marion county will awake this
morning not kowing where they "are
at." About fifty Populists, representing
some 146 delegates elected at the party
primaries last Saturday, met in this city
yesterday and passed through the form
ality of holding a county convention.
The convention opened quite harmani-
ble assemblage were good, bat upon
reconvening m the afternoon a cloud
appeared, and which, before adjourn
ment, had developed into a serious
storm. There was no order, contusion
having been substituted and most cha
otic conditions prevailed.
The convention had no direct purpose
a i v: . . l
V. ( i n 11 met ami very uuic ds iut)iii
plished in the way of naming a ticket,
but everything points to a" fusion of re
form forces, under what is styledj a
"citizens mavfment." The Populists
named two candidate on the legisla
tive ticket, viz: John A. Jeffrey, lot
Salem No. I., and Jchn W- Jor,y. of Si !-
ney. 1 he matter ot compirtinjf tne
ticket, in event a citizens movement
county affairs is not instituted, was fe-
erred to-th county central comtm'.t;.
Friday was an extremely busy daylin
Of egon's Capital City; but the wind !id
not prevail out of doors entirely; for
the Populist convention of Marion was
buhl in the council chamber at the cfty
ball and almost incessantly from ;io1.to
a. m. until 6:301. m.. the h6urs the
convention was irt session, the halls re
sounded in classic flights of oratory.
Some of the speakers in their remarks
became" pathetic in discussing the fu
ture prospects of the Populist party and
tne many oanger tuat oeset it troni af
filiation wrd oither political ' jarties.
-while others- displayed .more dramatic
talents, becoming quite demonstrative.
The variety ot delivery, together with
4 he perennial gHK( nature 01 I .-. yv.
Weeks, the chairriian, provided an ap
preciable amount of entertainment tor
The half hundred. spectators in ; t'tend
ance. 11. J. SSiarp. the preacher-politician,
was omnipresent and Chairman
Weeks was repeatedly obliged to re
mind the gentleman that '!. "was no:
so many," Sharp was not aregular!y
ejected delegate, but was seated as: a
delegate and participated in the deliber
ations of the convention under the "suf
ferance" of the convention. as he had
admitted and one of the delegates ques
tioned tbe veracity of the admission.
R. K. Ryan, the veteran ' Populist of
'North Salenw became somewhat cd
strepcrous and bad to be ca'led ! down
several times. But he took it all good
- good naturedly.
tue of the Populists yesterday, -for ' it
was 10:40 o'clock when County Chair-
ntan G. W. We-k- -failed th farihn
County Populist convention to order at
the city hall. The meeting was called
for 10 o'clock, but the lateness of the
hour of convening results from a mis
trmlerstanding regarding the place i
ibolding ifclie convention, the city hall
being determined upon only n the ore
ceding evening. i S
Chairman Weeks, stated the nature
of the meeting and called for nomina
tions for temporary chairman. A. Lib-
of South Salem; G. W. Weeks. tjie
county chairman, wa-s placed in noijn-
Mnatton tiy J. M. 1'ayne. ot Salem JtO. 1
A ballot was taken, delegates present
voting individually,, no proxies bei?g
allowed, and the result was: lory 18,
Weeks 27. blank 1. Mr. Weeks was
declared elected temporary chairman
y the acting temporary secretary i Prtt
T .C Jory. Chairman We?ks dunked
the convention and Mr. Jory politely
expressed nis thanks tor i he placing joi
the burden ot presiding over the con
vention where it belonged. i
Committees were named as flows:
Credentials J. T. Robertson. ArAC
Lrbbey, I- S. Stephens, W. D. Matth
ews. J. W. Jory. ! i
Order 61 business--J. A. Jeffrey, ij.
L. Robertson. W. F. Jonts. i . j
John W. jory suggested the appoint
ment of a committee on platform- and
resolutions, but, being : infoVmed: that
the motion was a little previou?,. that
such a committee is usually named af
ter permanent organization of the .con
vention, requested an cariy report i of
the committee on credentials. j !
The following committee on perma
nent organization was appointed; i J.
M .Payne. C. L. Weaver. A. I. Eoff.l
The remainder o tne morning ses
sion was driven up toa free-for-jll dis
cussion relative to the best plan to pur
sue. 7 D. E. Swank, of Auntsvile, ex
pf essed himself "heartily in favour of a
citizens movement. J. P. Frizzell (en
dorsed the plan. I. M. Wagner favor
ed a union o reform principles and
said t1e party could- sacrifice everything
for he initiative and referendum. JLe
caused some surprise by remarking
that two of the candidates of the Repub
lican legislative ticket had " endorsed
the initiative and referendum, one! in
writing, and he favored endorsing srch
inert, even though they were Republi
cans. T, Y. McClellan. 'Mr. CleTeUnd
and R. 'R. Ryan were opposed to ar.y
Jhing but the naming of a full tirket.
Prof. T. C Jory. J. JK:t Jeffrey and J.
M. Payne spoke m avor of a onion of
forces lor economical government, f
At 12:15 o'clock. adjourn.!mn: was
taken nntii 1:30 o'clock and upon re
convening,' the reports of committees
were received. - v- I 'I
Committee on creitcntials Joud the
following delegates entitled to seats in
The convention: , ; , .if
Atrmsville D. E. Swank, S. L; Lon
don, Tom Johnson R. F. Snyder, ' G.
W. Merryfield, M. H. Spear, A. II.
Eunn. J. L. Larsen. '
Englewood-i-J. If. Nowatney, J. H.
Keyes, W. H. H. Dunkle, M. E. Smith-.
D. E. Johnson,' ?"
HoreSBurt Gates, J. Collins, G. A.
Spencer. J. Turnige, Henry Joost, W.
Oark, al iby Collins, proxy.
How-ell L. Woods, B. Weisner, Al
McCann, C M. Wolf, J. Stevens, E.
Stevens, Geo. W. Weeks.
Hubbard GT WV Dimick.
JeffersorH-J. WV Pate, T. A. Cooper.
A. C. Libbey. J. T. Curl. H. N. Sullis,
Mr. Blackwell, W. F. Jones.
Macleay Asa Eoff, John Short, F.
A- Myers, 'Wilt Jones; Will Short.
Monitor J. R. 'White, T. F. Boggs.
M. J. White. F. Fenkke. A. Aas. G. F.
Bon ney, all by J. R. White, proxy.
; Prospect D. W. Matthews.
Salem No. 1 John M. Payne, A. S.
Slippy. J. A. Jeffrey. ?
t Salem No. 2 D. W. Frazer. by J. P.
Robertson, proxy; T. L. Golden, R. H.
Leabo, J. P. Frizzell, John P. Robert
son, 1 Salem No. 4 'A. Olinger.
? South Salem E. O'Flyng, Earl Jory.
C. L, Weaver.-iMihon Brown. J. Col
gan. John Gibson. Fred Mclntyre, J.
W .Gilten, Lee Abbey, Henry 'Johns, J J
. South Silverton T. Y. McClellan,
John Dick, S. F. Anderson, L. C. Pool
er, Earl Pooler, M. Kaser, all by T. Y.
Stayton G. L. Brown, E. C. Bak
er, T. C. Darby, J. W. Taylor, S. C.
Bass, J. W. Murphy, A. F. Apple,-C.
parby, J. W. Thomas, S. T. Darby.
Sidney H. A. Lig-ht. J. A. Colby,
John W. Jory. T. C. Jory, Geo. M.
Elgin, O. Butler.
Turner H. C. Robertson, GAV. Hun
saker, Wm. H, Harris, L L. Robert
son. Yew Park J. C. Webb. I. M. Wag
ner, A. M. Blinston, B. Shaw, H. P.
Cleveland ,J. Dumas, M. Stanton.
North Salem T. J. Clark, R'. R. Ry
an, John Hoffman, G. R. Ferguson. G.
B. Jacob (by Hoffman, proxy), F. J.
Beatty, O. Hutchins, C. O. Brewster.
S. W. Southwick.
Scotts Mills G. C. Matlock. Charier
Shippen. Anton Ettlen (by Matlock,
proxy), W. H. Adair.
'1Ve further recommend that where
there are precincts that have not held
primaries, that any true Populist pres
ent from the precinct shall be entitled
to representation in the convention, but
no such person shall be entitled to more
than one vote."
The following precincts were not re
presented in the convention: Aurora.
Brooks. Bwtteville, Champoeg, Elk
horn, Fairfield, Gervais, Marion, Me
ha ma. Mt. Angel. Saleni No. 3. East
Salem. Silver Fa.Ps, Silverton. North
Silverton. St. Paul and Woodburn.
The temporary organization was
maY permanent in accordance with the
report of the committee on permanent
B. J. Sharp. vWErJones. Lou Woods
C .L. -Weaver and 'M. H. Spear were
constituted a committee on apportion
ment of delegates to the state nd dis
trict conventions to be held in Port
land next Thursday, The apportion-m't-nt
of delegates and the selections
sidbsequently made were as follows:
Aumsville and Aurora, 1 X. -E.
Englewood and Brcitenbush, 1 J: H
Horeb and Brooks. 1 J. A. Jeffrevs
Howell. Elkhorn and Champoeg, 1
Gervais and Hubbard, I Eugene
Jefferson and Marion, f W. F. Tones.
Macleay. Fairfield and Mehama, 1
J. b. Short.
i.Monitor ani Silver Falls, 1 J. R.
Mt. Anger and Salem No. 1, 1 J
M. Payne. .
Sa'em No. 2 and Salem No. 4. 1 J
Salem No. 3. East Salem and Scotts
Mills. 1 B. J. Sharp.
'South Salem. 1 F. A. Mclntyre.
North Silverton and Sidney, 1 Geo.
South Silverton and St. Paul, 1 T.
1 . McCIeilan.. .
Stayton. 1 G. W. Murnhv.
Wood-burn and Yew Park, 2 I. M.
aK'icr anu 1 . onaw.
North Salem. 1 R. R. Rvan.
Two delegates-at-large were elected
by the convention by ballot, wioh the
touowing result: Jonn W. Jory and G.
The 'ollowing report was submitted
by the committee on order of business
and the same was adopted:
"First Permanent organization.
"Secondi Election of twentv-two. del
egates to the State and district conven
tions to be held in Portland on the 12th
day ot April. 1900.
"Third (Matters concerning nomin
ation of officers.
Upon motion. Chairman Weeks
named the following committee on res
olutions and platform: D. E. Swank.
A. I. Eoff. Geo. 'Dimick. John Jory and
J. McCann. Later in the- afternoon
the committee returned the following
onet . piatiorm, w-iweh was adopted:
: "We. your committee on resolutions.
beg leave to report the following:
"First, national affairs. We reafiirm
the principles of the Peoples Partv as
set lorth in the national platforms of
sab J party.
"Second", state and county affairs.
We demand an economical and honest
administration of county and state af
fairs to the end that the people may be
relieved trom the burdens of unjust tax
ation undr which they are being crnsn
ed, and which amount; to virtual 1 con
fiscation. Third We demand for the people
the right to self-government through
the initiative, the referendum and the
T. W.. Davenport, of Silverton; J. B.
Dimick. of Hubbard, and Jacob Voo--hecs.
of Woodburn were called for and
made brief addresses, endorsiig the
sentiment for reform; that was mani
fested in the convention.
The -following resolution, offered by
A. C. Libbey, of Jefferson, was unani
"The People's Party pauses in its de
liberations to note with profound sor
row and feelings of deepest regret, the
absence of one who was with it in every
previomis assembly of importance, since
the reform forces of this state were or
ganized in the interests of better gov
ernment for all. and
"Whereas, K. L. HEibard has died
since this convention's last meeting;
and. ' - .' ; . -
-Whereas, to his wise counsel an1
unselfish devotion to the principles of
riie People's Party, is greatly due pop
ular, protest against be encroachrnents
of clais legislation -upon the inherent
rights of our citizens; and
. "Whereas, the private life of K. L.
HiUxard was such as to make his name
gsynonymous with all that js good and
nororabic among men; therefore 1
,TBe tt resolved by the People's Party
in convention assembled, this 6th day
of April, 1900, that by the death of K.
L, Hibbard. the People's Party has lost
a wise counsellor and unselfish member
and the state a citizen in the highest
degree, honorable anJ patriotic;
"Resolved, that the secretary be in
structed to spread a copy of this reso
tion on the minutes of this convention,
and furnish a copy io the family of the
ProL T. C Jory moved that the of
fices on the coun-ty ticket from county
judge to i cproner, inclusive, be left
blank to be supplied by a citizens move
ment. m J. A. Jeffrey proposed an amehd
mertt to the effect that both the legis
lative and executive offices be left blank,
the supplying thereof to be left with a
committee to be named, by, the conven
tion, they to fill the vacancies in event
the citizens movement did not mater
ialize."" - t '- J
The introduction of this motion and
the amendment that was offered, ' gave
the loquacious Populists a theme for
discussion and they very generally
availed themselves of the opportunity.
J. W. Jory, Mr. Cleveland, B. J. Sharp
and others spoke against the amend
ment, while Mr. Jeffrey, in j a
very afole debate argued for the
amendment. He was suoported
by E. O'Flyng and J. P Robert
son.1 The latter gentleman moved an
amendment to the amendmert, that two
representatives and a candidate for
county judge be named, the supplying
of the balance of the ticket to be , left
to a committee of ten. He failed to re
ceive a second. R. R. Ryan then pro
posed an amendment to the amendment
that the convention proceed to name a
complete county ticket, but it was de
feated by a decisive vote. Mr. Jeffrey's
amendment was then called up and met
the same fate by a vote of 42 to 73.
Roberstpn renewed his amendment, nut
was ruled oirt of order. The original
motion then carried -by a vote ot Co
to S3. - .
"By a vote of 28 to 22, Robertson of
Turner, was successful in a motion that
the convention proceed to name two
two candidates on the legislative ticket
John A. Jeffrey and John. W. J.ory, both
of Salem, were placed in nomination.
The names of I, L. Robertson, W. T.
Rigdon, B. J. Sharp, Asa Eoff, G. W.
Weeks and T. Y. McClellan.
were also offered. but all of
these gentlemen declined in positive
terms, with the exception of W. T.
Rigdon, who was not present. Asa
Eoff, who named Mr. Rigdon, was in
formed that his nominee was a Silver
Republican and the candidacy of that
gentleman was not further considered
by the convention. Upon motion, the
secretary cast the rote of the conven
tion for Messrs. Jory and Jeffrey, who
were declared nominated.
Upon motion of R. R. Ryan, the
naming of the renrainder of the ticket
was left to the county central commit
tee. The election of precinct chairmen by
the precinct delegations resuhe 1 as fol
lows: Aumsville, S. T. Loudn: En
glewood, I. H. Keyes; Scotts Mills.
Grant Matlock; Horeb. Geo. A Spen
cer; Howell, G. . W. Weeks; Jeffersjn,
W. F. Jones: Macleay, Asa I. Eoff;
'Monitor. M. j. White; Salem No. 1. J.
M. Payne; Salem No. 2, J. P. Frizzell;
Salem No. 3. B. J. Sharp; Sal'm Nc. 4.
A. Olinger; South Salem, C. L. Weav
er: South SiWerton. T. Y. McClellan;
Sidney, J. W. Jory; Turner, I. L. Rob
ertson.; Yew Park, P. Shaw"; North Sa
lem, R. R. Ryan. .
J.; P. Robertson offered ihe f Revving
resolution, which was adopted:
"Resolved, that the c.mv.ty ce ural
committee be apd they are hereby au
thorized and instructed to use 'heir best
efforts to fill all county offices rot
nominated by this convention ".v."ih ac
ceptable candidates in sympathy with
our fundamental' principles, either from
the People's Party, the t Democratic
party, the Free Silver. Republican party.
or candidates nominated by a citizens'
The selection of candidates lor road
supervisors, constables and justices of
the peace was left to the individual pre
At 6:20 o'clock, having disposed jf ;11
business, the convention adjourned.
Immediately following adjournment,
the members of the county central com
mittee held a meeting and ejected an
organization by re-electing ' Geo. W.
Weeks as chairman, and naming Prof.
T. C. Jory as secretary, The commit
tee decided to meet in Salem on Satur
day, the 21 st inst.
W. T. 'Rigdon, county chairman of
the Silver Republican party, calted the
county central committee together at
7:30 o'clock last evening for consulta
tion as to the action to be taken by hat
party in the present county campaign.
Af er considerable ciscu?sion, in which
nearly all present took part, the follow
ing resolution was unanimously passed:
TResolved. that the Silver Republi
cans of Marion county do not take any
party action in the present county cam
paign, but that the members of said
party be free to act according to the
dictates of individual judgment."
The committee then adjourned, and
a goodly proportion joined in the Dem
ocratic caucus which was being- held
irt an adjoining hall. "
'The Marion county Democratic con
vention will be held in the city council
chamber today, the convention being
called for 10 o'clock. It $ not known
what the convention wilf' Ho, but it is
1 la due to an acid poison which gains access to the blood through failure of the proper
Organs to carry off and keen the frstemctetrof all morbid, effete matter. This notion
Aie pwer uioou
solvent, purifying properties, attacks the disease in the right way, and in the right place the blood and quickly neutralizes
the acid and dissolves all poisonous deposits, stimulates and reinforces the overworked, worn-out organs, and clears the system
w mi uuuouuij awiuiiiuiiuwia, o. o. o.
the blood in a pure, healthy state. I
Mr. j. o. MaUey. 123 W. istb Street. Induuiapolia, IikL, for eijehten months was so terriblv aftltcted '
"tin KDctrmttam be was unable to feed or dress himself. Doctors said his case was hopeless. He had
tried fifty-two prescriptions that friends had giTea. him, witboot the slightest relief. A few bottles of
o. a m am vt mamiu7, vu ac aas never nana raeamauc paia since. Tills was five years ago.
; We will send free our special book on Rheumatism, which should be in the hands
of every sufferer from this torturing disease. Our physicians have made blood and skin
diseases a life study, and will give you any information or advice wanted, so write them
iuiiy ana xreeijr arxrat your case, we mate
generally presumed that the Democrats
will. unite in the move for a citizens
(From Daily, April 8th).
MARIQN COUNTY .DEMOCRATS
'For representatives John A.. Jeffrey,
of Salem; JohnjW. Jory, of Sidney; E.
Hoferi of SaJeijn: A- B- Hudclson. of
Jefferson; John B. Dimick, of Hub
bard. v ', - " .
-W. W. Elder, of Stay-
ton. . -k v f I ".. . .
'Sheriff-Frank W. Durbin, of HoW
ell. .:! - ;! ' " )
Clerk--W. E. Finzer, of Woodburn.
Recorder John J. King, of Macleay.
Treasurer C Matlock, of Silver
ton.' :"! 1 r
Assessor J. W. Hobart, of Silver
ton. .' j I" - ' ' , '
Commissioner W. W. Culver, of
East Salem. I ' -
Coroner J. "VV. Wmtlock, of Sly;r
ton. . ' ! .
School : supemntendent A.- J, Gar
land,' 6f Salem. -L r, . ,;
Gobalet, ot boutn ba-
-Justice of " the peace,
J. O'DanoM; constable, John H. Le.v'3.
The .above Is; the county ticket that
was nominated yesterday by the Mari
on County Democratic convention up
on, the Tecorhniejndation of a conference
committee appointed by ! that conven
tion. The complete ticket was subse
quently' endorsed and ratified by an in
formal electors' ! convention and will be
placed before the voters of Marion
county as a Citizens ticket. ,
The convention was composed of a
representative body of Marion county
...iw4is ard a very orderly and decor
ous assemblage jit was.: Barring a little
strife incident to the temporary organi
zation, the convention was one of ex-
J ceptional aarmony ana rne tujine:T, 01
the day was very expeditiously trans
acted; . i i ' ' ,
At 1 1 mo .o'clock County Chairman
John Bayne called the. Convention to
order. - '.'.'' !
Chairman Bayne arinotmced that the
incidental expenses in convening the
convention amounted to $25.25. and
suggested that ia collection be taken.
J. Myers and j A. i Huckestein ,.were
named a comraitee id! wait on the con
vention in true Methodist style, and
$27.60 was raisjed. The surplus will
probably be appropriated to the cam
paign fund.- j I . . i i
At this hour there was a large repre
sentation of the 248. delegates irt the
convention in jjhe hall, which was un
comfortably crowded Of the thirty
nine precincts bnly four j were not re
presented, viz: I Breitenbtish, Elkhorn.
Marion, Sidney! and 'South Silverton.
Ten minutes I later the convention
proper was callejd 10 order by Chairman
Bayne and nominations for temporary
chairman were jcalled for.; T. B. Wait
named John Bayne. the present county
chairman, and W. T. Slater was named
by C. W. Corby, of Woodburn. Both
nominations were seconded by several
delegates. ,The selection; of chairman
disclosed a "division, in the convention
regarding the choiop for chairman, that
developed into ia spirited contest. After
considerable wrangling if was decided
to vote by ballo. An amendment, pro
posed by J. Myjers, ;:that the convention
vote by precincts, : was i vbted upon.
The' result wa close, but Chairman
Bayne declared! in : the4negative. Cusr
siter, of SilverfOn.' caleld 'for a division
and Geo. H- Crjoisan. of Yew Park, re
spectfully appealeef from the decision
of the chair, but the result having been
announced.: Chajirman Bayne refused to
entertain either) of the protests. The
ballot was proceeded with, the follow
ing tellers having been named: Web
ster Holmes. T. C. Davidson. W. H.
Downing, James Hunt. T. H. Barnes.
The contest resujted in the election of
W. T. Slater by a 'vote of 147 to 78 for
Mr. Bayne, I his was considered a de
cisive victory fpr the anti-D'Arcy dele
'Chairman Bayne appointed Geo. H
Cussiter and C.iW. Corby to escort the
newly-elected chairman to the platform
when 'Mr; Bayrte moved that the elec
tron be made Unanimous. ;
Mr. Plater tnanked the convention
for the compliment shown him by the
convention; a-ndj delivered' . a rousing
Democratic spteech, being frequently
interrupted by ipplause. j He said the
earnestness manifested and the large at
tendance in the! convention imparted a
new life to the jDemocratic party. Re
cent developments in international af
fairs has brought to life the issues and
fundamental prmciples upon which the
Democratic patty was founded. The
mention of W. J Bryan, as the'party's
"peerless advocate and ; leader," was
W. E. Finzer. of Woodburn. secre
tary of the county organization, was
named for temporary secretary, but
having served for two years, declined
the nomination.! whereupon Grant Cor
by, of Yew Park, was j unanimously
elected. " ., . -
Committees were named as follow-: !
Credentials John Bayne. W. S. Mott,
iFrank De Pue, Chas. Scott, P. L.
Frazier. - '
Permanent organization and order of
business Geo. S- DownmgB. F. 'Hall,
Upon motion f Geo. H. Cussiter, of
Sifverton, the 's ppointment of a com
mittee of five oitt apportionment of del
egates to the state and district conven
inrougn tne general arcnlatK is deposited in tne joints, muscles and nerves, causing the most intense pain.
Rheumatism may attack with aach suddenness and severity as to make within a few days a healthy,
active person helpless and bed-ridden, with distorted limbs and shattered nerves ; or it may be slow in
developing, with slight wandering pains, rust severe enough to make one feel uncomfortable ; the ten
dency in such cases is to grow worse, and nally become chronic. ,:
diseases, cencomacisni is oxicn innentea,
food, insufficient clothing, or anything calculated to impair the
" me, uui more oiicn bw uwu miueuc age or xaier. in
nijcumatiam ia Strictly a Blood Dlocaoc,
and no liniment or other external treatment can reach the trouble. Neither do the preparations of potash
and mercury, and the various mineral salts, which the doctors always prescribe, cure Rheumatism, but
rata the" digestion and break down the constitution. 1
A remedy which builds op the general health and at the same time rids the system of the poison is
the only safe and certain cure for Rheumatism. S. S. S.. made of mot hrb nH hflTw f wnnde-rf nl
cures pcraumcnuy ana vnarongniy, ana xeeps
j ! t - v "
no charge whatever for this service. Address, SWIFT SPECIFIC CO
tions was authorized, the committee: to
came one, delcgate-at-larr and six al
ternates. TStc following committee was
named: " Geo. Cussiter. Jefferson My
ers, S. Tomlinson, W. H. Downing snd
Henry Pape. ;
'Resolutions W. H. Holmes, A-; B,
Hudelson. Geo E. Allen. 1
Geo. E. Allen was successful in , a
motion -that a committee of five be ap
pointed to confer with the " 'Populists,
Silver Republicans, and independent
voters in tne interest of a citizens move
ment. . Chairrnan Slater stated that,
owing to the great importance of the
work delegated to. that committee, he
would consider the matter during the
-noon recess and name the committee at
the opening of the afternoon session.
" A resolution, introduced by Dr. L.
W. GuisSj of Woodburn. was adopted,
providing that no person holding a
proxy should be seated as a delegate
in the convention , except 'he reside in
the precinct ins which the delegate giv
ing the proxy resided.
'At 12:30 o'clock adjournment was
taken until 2 o'clock.
The Democrats were tardy in open
ing the afternoon session for it was
2:50 o'clock when Chairman Slater
called the convention to order. The
delay was made necessary by the work
of the committee on credentialstor the
report of which the convention waited.
Upon reconvening. Chairman. Slater
announced the following committee on
conference: Geo. Allen, chairman ; W.
M. Kaiser. T. L. Davidson, Marion
Palmer and T.' W. Davenport. -.
Committee on credentials reported
its findings relative to those entitled to
seats in the convention.. The report
Oswald West was elected assistant
secretary of the convention.
The committee on resolutions submit
ted the following declaration of prin
ciples, w?i:ch were unanimously adopt
ed: "The Democratic party for Marion
county, Oregon, in convention assem
bled, makes the following declarations:
"We r-affirmour unfaltering devo
tion to the cardinal principles of the
organization as expounded by Jeffer
son, and since adhered to by the pat
rons and defenders, of the principles
which he promulgated.
"We challenge and condemn ihe ad
ministration of the public business by
the Republican party for Marion coun
ty. It is in sad contrast with the man
ner in which the public business jias
been transacted in the adjoining coun
ties to our south and to our west.
"We pledge our organization to a le
form of these abuses, and ask the co
oporation of all good citizens who are
desirous of accomplishing the same em'
to whom we offer and pledge a cheerful
and hearty co-operation.
"The Republican party of. Marion
county may. for once at least,, be, be
entitled to the merit of consistency, be
cause in its recent conventions it has
made no pledges which its candidates
can violate as they Slave done in the
Committee on permanent organisa
tion and order of business, submitted
the following report, which was adopt
"AYe recommend that the temporary
officers be declared the permanent of
ficers of this convention; and that the
convention proceed to select an assist
1 . Order of Business.
"We recommend as the order of bus
ncss of this convention the following:
"First The nomination and election
of a chairman of the Democratic party
of Marion county.
"Second That each precinct be al
lowed to nominate their, own precinct
committeeman, to be ratified by the
convention as a whole; and to allow
the chairman of the central committee
to fill any and all vacancies, that may
hereafter occur, and to appoint a com
mitteeman for all precincts not repre
sented in this convention. ?
"Thjird Your committee find that the
Marion county Democratic party is en
titled to one delegate-at-large. eighteen
regular delegates aftd six alternate dele
gates to be selected in accordance with
the report of the committee on appor
tionment of this convention to attend
the. state Democratic convention, to be
held in Portland. Oregon, on the 12th
day of April. 1090.
"We recommend, first That ' the
eighteen regular delegates be selected
by the precincts apportioned and thrown
together as reported by the cnim:;.
on apportionment, to be ratified by the
convention as a whole; second That
deiegate-at-large be selected and elect
ed by tfine convention as a whole; third
That the six alternate delegates be
elected by the convention as a whole;
fourth That the convention procied f
select for nomination: j
"1st County judge. f
"2d One sheriff, j .
"3d One county clerk. !
"4th One county commisisoner.
"5th One county treasurer., j'
"6th One county recorder. j
"7a One county surveyor. j
"yh- One county school superintend
ent. ' . ;
"8th One county assessor. f '
"9th One county.coroner. j
iotfl Five representatives. , t
"All of these selections to be subject
to the recommendation of the confer
ence committee of this convention
. "ilthr Ratification of nominations of
ana exposure to damp or cold, want of proper
health, will frequently cause it to develop
wnaiever lorm, wnetner acute or enronic,
road supervisors of the various road dis
tricts. ; - - - . 1 .
"12th We recommend that the dele
gates of the respective justices of th
peace districts nominate their own just
tices of. the peace and constables ijf
their, own respective justice of the
peace districts." '
The apportionment of delegates to
the state and district convention as re
ported by the-committeemen apportion
"ment. was adopted." Thi apporti nirnti:
and the "select lorr ; of delegates suhe--quently
made was as follows: ;
Salem. No. I, 'Mehama and Marion
Salem No. 2. Aurora., Elkhorn and
Silver 'Falls Jefferson Myers.
Salem 'No. -3 and South Salem j. C
"South Silverton. North Silverton and
Silverton Geo. Cussiter
Salem No. 4 and Horeb Oswald
Mt.. Angel Fred Schwab.
: Woodburn-7-Chas. V. Corby-.
St.. Paul and Monitor Frank Cote
man. : .; , ;
(uiiisi nit iiu iuiiivi iuriiv
North Salem and Breitenbu$h J. r'
Butteville, Champoeg and Hubbard
'Dr. Weaver. '
Yew Park and Sidney T, L. David
Brooks and Gervais B. A.-Nath.tn.
Fairfield and Englewood T. 11.
tioweii anas jenerson j. u. iiudel-
vsa. iv J a -vs u vs 1 j II
Downing. ; -
Stajton and Scotts Mills V. H.
Queener." " r
Prospect and East Salem Charles
The committee further recommend
ed that W. H. Holmes be elected dcle-s?re-at-lprge
and thai Henry Pape,
Webster Holmes, E. Porter, C. . W.
Corby. John Estes, and Dr. Ransom,
be elected alternate delegates. I
Dr. W. r S. Mott was unanimously
elected chairman of the county central
'The conference committee at h'
juncture retired in company with J. p.
Spear, A. Olinger, B. Wiemer and oth
er members of the 'Populist county cen
tral committee, for a caucus.
Precinct committeemen and road mi
pervisors were selected and ratified jby
the convention, as follows::
Aumsville: James Simpson Sr.,
Brooks: M. J. Egan. James Finney.
Butteville: J. P. 'Feller, John John
Champoeg: P. Goulet, E. . Van
Elkhorn: C. H. Raines, C. II.
Englewood: P. L. Frazier, G.O.
Fairfield: . A. C. Keene. -
Gervais: B. A. Nathan, August
Horf-ht f Cox C II Work!
Howell: . A. B. 'W. Hughes.
Hnbbard: S. W. Weaver, J. R. Jor
Jefferson: J. Shumaker, Clarence
Micfeay W. V. Hurst, John j A.
'Mehama: .11. R. Fenton.
Monitor: F. F. Hayes, D. F. Bon-
ney- ' ' ' i '"'..
Mt. Angel: John Ebner, . .
' Prosject: F. 7an J'atten, O. C
Reeves. ( : v';: .
Salem No. 1: Wm. Kaiser. ! V
Salem No. 2: A. D. Palmer, j
"Salem No. 4: Geo. H. Croisan,
'Salem East:. John O. Estes, Charles
aiem -ortn: j. k. rarrDants, n
Salem South: W. W. Johns, B. F.
Scotts Mills: M. Smead. M. Smith.
silver rails: jctun Koseiu -
Silverton North: E. F Porter, J.
H. Porter. j
-Silverton Soiiih: J. H. Smith, i
St. Paul: iFrank Coleman, W; F.
Staytont Uriah. Whitney. B. Mangle.
Si 'iilimifv: . F. A. Bell: P. Glover.
Turner: M. O. Knight, E. W. llun
saker. . t. . !
.'Woodlburn: 'E. W. Finzer, ,T.i C.
Pope. "'.',',. j. - f '
Yew Park: James Coleman, J. Av
Tanner. ji 'i -
This completed the order; of business,
as reccuwmended by the committee on
that order, excepting the naming of a
ticket subject to the recommendation
of the conference committee. ". Inas
much as that committee -had noi yet
reported, Jefferson Myers I -was named
as a committee of one to wait oil the
committee and ascertain When a report
woukl be forthcoming. Mr. Myer re
ported that- the committee, would not
be ready to report before 7 o'clock,
whereupon an adjournment was taken
until that hour. . !j
At 7:45 o'clock the conference com
mittee filed in and submitted its report,
which was as follows: . ij
"We, your committee appointed to
confer with the members of the Popu
list committee and citizen do hereby
respectfully report as follows, to-wit:
"That we have agreed on the follow
ing persons for representatives:
lohn A- TefTrev. . - I! i
J. W. Jory.
E. Hofer. "
J A. B. Hudelson.
J. B. Dimick.
For sheriff. Frank W. Durbin.
I "That we -have been unable to agree
as to county judge and leave the nom
ination of that office to the nleasure of
the convention. ? ' 1
For clerk W. E. Finzer.
' "That we leave the selection of re
corder to the convention, i -
For treasurer G. C. Matlock.
iFor assessor J. W. Hobart.
For commissioner W- W. Culver.
For coroner J. VV. VVhitlock. . -For
school superintendent A.;- J-
Garland. 1 ! .
For surveyor- A. Gobalet, .'
".We would :. respectfulli recomenq
that as soon as the ticket jis compkte ,
and ratified that the convention adjourn
and immediately convene As a citizens
convention and duly organize as s ..
and nominate and ratify the nomina
tions as citizens nominees and havei ..11
same certified to by the county clerk
as a citizens' ticket. i 1, .
A. motion -was made and secoitucu
that the report be adopted! and a i veiy-
discussion ensued. John Bayne ntu
an 3nvn(1tiMnt hat tih reoort te n'r
adopted. Mr. 'Bayne. Paul Frank anu
A. M. Dalrymple, represerttmg mc i
denendent faction ot the! conveflUOt.
which was defeated by a decided -tote
in the temporary organization. "J'"',
in support of the motion. W .
Kaiser, George E. Allen, George a.
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