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HON. GEO. C. BROWNER
ANNOUNCES HIS PLATFORM Hod, Geo. C. Hrownell republican candidate for governor, Issue a state ment to the people, of Oregon iind says he will veto any 1)111 compensating sa loons and breweries, whleh might be passed by the legislature- Oregon City, Oregon. February It, 1M4. To the People of Oregon: I have waited with the hope that me of the numerous gentlemen who are rnndldates for gOTOfOOT in the He Iu lil W :i ii primaries and otherwise, l' announcing their candidacy, would make some declaration an to how thev Rtiod upon the national problem of the nale and manufarture of Intoxicat ing lliiior In the I'nlted States, i have also hoped that theie would have tsvxn some ex re 'Ion IIS to how these gentlemen stood, or would stand on the question of an amendment to the constitution of the state of Oregon abolishing the sale and manufacture of all Intoxicating liquor within this etate None of these gentlemen have seen Rl to make any declaration or rommlt hemsclves In any wav upon this great Is ue, which I 1 ti Ink and be tleve to be the most Important for the welfare of the people generally and to the mnlntf nance of our t'hrlstlan civi lization that now exists. Reluctantly, after due considora tloti, I have concluded to become a candidate for governor upon this lssu lis the principal one of my candidacy. I take this position, that the Intclll- Kent opinion of all fair minded men I ntiil women Is uniUcMt.iuabk that the liquor traffic, as now in use and force, Is a menace to civilization, and Is the remit largely, of crime, imverty. de generacy and moral decay, to sin h an extent as to become a startling danger to the 1,1111, mi i. ne. I have no person al fight against the man who Is run nltii' a saloon. I nail) reel more like condemning and censuring society for women of the United iftates. bankers and members of the Commer- 1 am opposed to any and all Asiatics c,aI cluD were "r8t opposed to a such as Hindus being permitted to I rl"11 enforcement of the law because OMM Into this country and Into this'11 w""1(i lpave vacant hundreds of state and competing in the logging buildings and apparently would de camps and other avenues ot work and labor with the laboring meu now here. It Is unnecessary tor tue to add, tnorall.e the business Interests of the city. However, the law was rigidly enforced; not by a trial of cases be- that 1 staud with all good citlzenb in forp Juries, hut by Injunction suits this statu in favor of upholding uuil maintaining our school system in a fair and liberal way, and lu the con struction ot roads und highways to gsOOt the demand and requirements of our farming, producing, commercial and business clasnea of the people ot tills state, with this qualllicatiou, that 1 feel that whatever plan are adopted in the cousti uctcinn ot roads lu this 1 feel that whatever plans are adopted in the construction of roads In this hi. ite and whatever methods are used lu the spending of the people's mnc for such construction, that the Interest of the farming class of the people ot this state, should be very carefully safeguarded and their wishes as indi cated through the society of eqult; and i be Development League and the farmers l range, should be consulted und followed. 1 desire also to say that I stand Ir revocably lu favor of free press and free speech, and that If 1 should be successful ii being nominated and lei ted governor of this state, 1 will nee, so far as my power will permit, that no man or woman, rich or poor, black or white, shall be deptlved of the opportunity of fairly and decently expressing themselves anywhere, In public halls, or UKn the streets of cit ies lu this stale, as long as they con duct themselves In a lawrul way The liquor question has got to be fought out. Men will be compelled tu take a stand, for It or agulust It. The saloon Is either right or It is wrong. If It Is right It should be maintained and perpetuated; IT It Is wrong, it should be destroyed I feel that it Is wrong; I feel that It Is fisillsh r. the oral societies of the state of Oregon to talk about fl;;hlln.; vice, preuch scr permuting this great evil and power ,,,, aga n alnst the property owners and upi n affidavits before a Judge who granted the injunction showing a violation After the court had adopted the plan of enforcing its order by putting pal locks on the doors of the buildings and prohibiting the opening of the 'mlldlng until the owner should give a bond that it should never again he iM'd for the Illegal purpose, and send ing the proprietors of the Joints to Jail for large sentences, not on con victions for the sale of liquor, undcr siat'd. but for violating the order of lie court, there could be no Jury trials And convictions were easily obtained .'," r tbee tilings had been done, the owners of buildings gradually found other tenants and in the course of a few months or perhaps a yenr, the came business men who had protest, d against the rigid enforc. ment of the law, came to the assistant attorney general and aologlzed. No disinter ested business men In the clt would now be willing to have the city refturn to the old plan I remember Instances where grocerymen and other mer chants said that since the enforce ment of the law, and this was said within a year thereafter, children came to their stores, with five and ten dollar bills to purchiu-J' provisions who had, prior to Mir enforcement of 'he law, never seen that much OMM) In their lives; Hint the children that fcrmerly came barefooted had shoes for the first time In their lives; that the poorer class of people were able to pay and paid their bills at the s'mes where formerly It was difficult to obtain pnyment Of course, our city adjoins Kansas City, Missouri, and the first block over the line Is known as the "wet block" and It Is said to contain something like a do n to exist and to obtain the firm hold . , . ... ., :. or two saloons ready to treel the .,,.. .... ,- that it has in this state and lu this I s man when be en over. Met only th'ise tin were so addlei I ,. ., .. ii... i... i ....... , and nermlt the saloon to exist lu IhU "'" " """ " ' " '" "' " l""'1" '" " x'"" "r ",,n SUU, because I, Is iii the saloon to ., Iniis.ssll.le for them to do without It country. If I had my own I should fOOl as If society Itself. OOflM I'. .ike speeclies and i nngl at ill it e.i. !: i i Iii-i bow Ho v an- going t" lii'.lo v P c, (H-IISI.I.MK M.e l..e WHO .....e ....-. (Ai) ,0 j , In this business, sanctioned b- the ull( ,.v ..,,,,,., 1 1 x rlpOOO UtO Of , and lOW, in a reasonable 0 to recover ur uf 9nn ,.,,..,.. ,,! , their Investment that thev have made. I fc J( ,1,ll!,.11,(ll.J.( oil tie' sane theory that xiiranam slve kid-glove commissions that are sapping the taxes and resource out of the people of the state. I am also radically opoeed to the attitude of tge national administra tion In Its wool schedule and wool tariff, which is a direct slap to the great sheep Industry of the state of Oregon, and the country at large. If nominated and elected governor, I will veto any bill which may pass the legislature, compensating saloon keepers and breweries for money In vested In their business, In case pro hibition carries or is adopted or other wlse, or under any circumstances what ever. I also favor the abolishment of the fish and game commission as now constituted, but favor reasonable laws protecting game without so much red tape. I will stand for the abolishment of all useless commissions, believing that he responsibility for the expenditure of the peoples money should he fixed In such a way that the public will kiiow Just where, when and whom to BOll responsible for the heavy taxes and expenditures. I therefore believe that the responsibility should rest with the governor, secretary of state and state treasurer, so the people will know who to exercise the recall on, In case it Is desired at any time- I favor separation of church and state In this state and nation. Sincerely yours. nnoROE c imowNKiiL M OFFICIALLY HE WAS A GIRL Use Formaldehyde For treatment of diseases of Grain, Potatoes, and Vegetables. Book of its uses free FOR SALE BY Everhart Drug Co. would in the awning take the troub to go to Missouri for liquor, TOO huge tunjoilty of them, and the average man, turned and went to his Lincoln favored buying the slaves mid cololil.Ing them, lu order to settle the I i, III.,.,,! Ix.i-li,,. aiwitl Ilia H, .,, to the insane asylum and to .legcti- '"""" - "' " .. II tea II.1..I- I.. flti. ..tif. l')-ii:l'ii'll . erucv. say nothing about want ut.d '"' '"' '""' "' .. at.. I.. ilwk l.ilniu tilti-ut u iitiwiiri ,1 woven to the thousands and million..;"' ," '"" ,,,c ' " " ' i slave p, olden, Of course. I think and ((f wom.n ,.,,,,, , ,,,,. , ., .,.,.,. the banks large sums of OMM) I know vvb.t kind , ttl this "" '", '" "' " " " .III , ,1),.. ii... oower oi l" ulage ot tilt) HI' l Cambridge Boy Oats the Family Doo tor to Fix tha City'a Books. Boston. After being registered for sixteen years as a girl In the city clerk's office ut ('a in bridge. Frederick Mehmson of that city forced the clerk to correct the official birth registration book. The boy wanted to go to work and applied for the necessary birth certlll MtO At Itj hall a clerk searched through iV tiles and said, "The only Melaiison we have in that year Is a girl born to. I. a. and llertha Melaiison." "That's me." said I'rcd. "I can't take your word for It." suld BM clerk. I're.leilek hustled to the office of the family physician, Or. Lancaster, and brought lilm to the clerk's office. "1 remember perfectly the day he was born." said the doctor and took Hie required oath to this. Tho clerk's book now reads. "Frederick Melaiison, boy. born April 30. 181W." Ontario Hardware Co. Hardware Headquarterrs Stoves, Gasoline Engines, Keen Kutter Lawn Mowers Clarinda Lawn Mowers Bean Spray Pump, Meyer Mallea Pump, Fullen Paint and Muresco. Keen Kutter Tools Keen Kutter Shears Keen Kutter Knives Ontario Hardware Gompany knO III ' I hO people of H)ls would not favor OOUtUOOOatlDg men who have Invested their money in the ,.,,.., ,, . ,.,., l wee ,a b.- over the bar. and o, sabs.n business. OMWM am I oooo- flor ,., ,,f ,! state, who ate courHe' ou K,mw' K"""' "T I -r. i t,B a i r my piatloiui inn pro i no In this fight I am simpl) sug gesllng It to ibe ...uscieuce ami fair minds ot the people of this state, toi ihein to give such consideration as1 they see . rOOOgOlllOg a I go, Hill OhOOOVOT so. i. iv t. . I , il, .,( ii H p I. in.', i. ii has a rlghl i llog and " bV thing that cml.iugers It self M obj.i and air pose is to tr) to -ii u e (be pulillc opinion and the " D "I Ibe people of (Ills Stute, where tlMJ will be willing to h,,d shoulder to rhouldci, in. spe. tilve of political paiix ,.i affiliations ami unite fo the puipoe id put.'lllg Hie gOMM business out of existence and gt Its Influence lu our economic, social and polllliacl life. I tllelelole am always on guunl and m.iI. to battle the laborer would natuially feel "- j ....... .. .. for their position I know how hard "" "l"'" '" "'" "" ' lit la to make mer. bunts, bankers, and ,""1"1' ,h"-' '" '"n.Htances, and I al.. i... I al. l.li uir.. iisi.l business men take an active interest ,u' "", ""'"'"" ' "" children saw but a very !! par! of the poceeds All that at III Ibe lliovem.'llt. because I hi - tie I i 1 1 1 1 fear that it will Injure tlie inuikel. the stoic, ami bank, ami In other words, all tiade. The 1 cts are that it OVOf s.iliH.n was driven out of business lu I'm (land, inside of six in. ntlis or u scar, Hie iii.-i chants and business meu would he the ones who wiiild be couralulatllig each olbci cpon the ac value in every Hue of bus in, I bett. i pg mcuta of the bills of Ion patrons lo illustrate this, I herewith ijuote ttll extract from a letter Written to i.ie. i-.'i , , i, ... . ....'. . I nil .1 ( : I- .oil , . ,. ... ine November 1., 1913, by Hon Sll.m in tnoi ol dentil.) iiik the saloollS with ' . i iier, wno is one oi ine judges ot tlie eumpaoMolajM if the pooplo abduld upon a direct vote so d.-.laie. bin I would veto auv bill which the I. tuie mi. -hi uaaa, cooipenaatlng aoloooi for their line urn in unless tue people by popular vote illreiled Ine lo do otherwise I stand opool) and ghflVg lioai.l. niH'oiid'ln.ii.ill , in l.is.u of the adoption ol a national ami state .illiendnieiil to ibe ioiisI II ill loll of the i luted si.u. .mi ibe mate of Oregon, to prohibit Ibe sale ami iii.iuuf.lctui e of all Intoxicating Ho.001 within Hie United Motet and oithlg tho Molo of ii on I also favoi national suffrage to tho iin.it with when the Joints w... ed. Kansas ' 1 1 1 . KgOOOO, m reaaed lu popnlatlon the first three or (Ml ...us alter the laws were enforced n a wonderful rule- There wa-. marked i llllprovenii in In the pionp. i it) ot thg merchants ami the buelnesa ot the cltv inci eased, and instead Of I '1 ,l:.ie. ili.re was a gnat Im rea business and population. M st l tho buildings that were formerly occupied by i.dnts are 0000 pled by 'legitimate hinlnoog." In aeOOUal 1 desire to say that 1 r.. ...... .1... . -,i,i ........... i.... .-...... . .. .. , i.iii'i ,1,1- :i ' I ..i-uiiiiiii I ...'ill . .. A . rupreme court of Kansas, and a man w.o has lived in Kaunas dining the "" ""' ,",f"" " 001 Of this , i. ot ibe amendment to its ooMtllu l. ii and a man of gre.tl ability ami hlgjl .hai acter. Mr I'orter wines: Oil i town. K.ui.-iis City. Kansas, lias over I00.0M laipulatioll. It is a .it ot inaiiiilactuiers. Six or eight rOON ago. when thev Marled to MfOTCfl tie law rigidly, there uere woMhlog Ilka loolog praotleoll) wide open Many of the bars were fixed up hi a luxurious manner and enormous Minis wore paid over the liars ever daj Mam conservative buslneao men 200 Acres for Sale OR TRADE Fifty acrei has boon Ifdfld U) alfalfa. Boom buildings. All undwr foiuv, Kailrnail line through tract On Snaki rivtfi Wall drained bench land i-Uv-tric pumping plant can be Installed for 12 per acre. Will cut up to suit buyer. Address Box 12S, Ontario. Oregon stute lu addition thereto I wish to say that I feel that the people of tho state Of OrOgOOl und in tact soeiei . generally, raiely appelate the debt and obligation that thev owe to the school leacliein and Instructors, from colleges down to our district school , for the efficiency and the work that they do and if I should be honored with this nomination and election, it would be a source of great pleasue to me, In every legitimate way. to a I and advance the different school In terenis and institutions of this Malt- am! the material welfare of the In st iiietors and tea.beis thereof. I also strongly favor giving aid and all assistance that Is jiosslble. towards helping the people of eastern Oregon and oilier parts of the state needin : Irrigation. 10 lOt water upon their . binds I also favor giving the gOVOrOOf power to veto separate items in ap poplatlon bills passed bv the legis lature, and this I advocated for rgorg when a member of the state senate. 'it is now being taken up as a new matter by some of the candidates a' though 1 used It as an argument on the floor of the state senate, for many years endeavoring to Induce the legis lature to pass a bill exiling for a con stitutional convention, so that the constitution eou!d be amended gtvloi v ci nor this pOWl II well as lOgM Inch a are then i vital to the inteiests of the nee la ' : "he state i am opposed to uaeleas an I i Combination Sale on Preferred Stock Canned Goods 3 Cans for 60c 1 can Peaches 1 can Pears 1 can Logan Berries Regular Price 90c This Week Only 60c for the 3 cans Malheur Mercantile Co.