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Everywhere in the state the local
newspapers report a great preponder
ance of Republicans in the registra
tion of voters. In most places the
Republicans’ outnumber the Demo
crats and those of other politics from
two to three to one, and in a_good
many instances the proportion is even
more than three to one, even up as
high as ten or twelve to one. There
has been some suspicion that a con
siderable number of Democrats were
registering for the primaries as Re
publicans, with a view of giving the
nomination to-the weaker Republican
candidates, but we think there is not
much of a basis for this theory. The
truth more likely is that Democrats
are in fact comparatively few and far
between, for there seems to be no
use in particular just now for a Dem
ocratic party. It has no policy nor
any platform, plan, project or princi
ple upon which it can make any ef
fective appeal to the people, unless it
be tariff revision, and as long as the
people are prosperous and contented
they are not going to worry about thei
tariff or clamor much for its revision.‘
Some of the Republican leaders ot‘
the senate are not in very high favor
among the masses of the ppople, who,l
however, regard President Roosevelt
as the real head and a large part of
the party, and they have nearly all
become Rooesvcelt Republicans, and
believe that his policies will prevall|
with congress and the people. Not,
only so, but a large proportion of the
Democrats or those who have been
Democrats are also supporters of
Roosevelt, and so are at least half Re-}
publicans. They say the president is
nearly, if not quite, a good er}ougpl
Democrat for them, and that so long
as the Republicans nominate a man
like him for president and other men
of like stripe for lesser offices they
see no use in trying to turn things
over and work and vote for Democrat
ic nominees. In fact, most of the
Democrats ‘“love Roosevelt for the
enemies he has made” in his own par
ty, and so have become to a large ex
tent and for the present Republicans
themselves. This state, in November,
1904, gave Roosevelt a majority of
over 40,000, in a vote of about 100,000,
and in a similar contest next spring'
we think the majority would be even
larger, perhaps 50,000 or more. |
It does not follow that the Republi
can candidates for state offices and
for members of congress will carry.
Oregon by so great a majority, for
certain Democratic candidates may
have strong Republican friends, and
there being many Republican con
testants for all the principal offices,
the nominees may not all receive the
united and zealous support of the dis
appointed ones and their friends, yet
it looks as if there were no doubt of
the election of all the Republican
nominees by large majorities, from
20,000 up, with perhaps two excep
tions. Governor Chamberlain, it is
admitted, will Tun considerably ahead
of his ticket, but even then he can
not reasonably expect to win, since
the ~Republicans will be far better
united than they were four years .ago.
There is also a disposition
among many Republicans to keep
Judge Hailey on the supreme bench,
as it seems only fair to elect .omne
Democrat out of three to that posi
tion, and Judge Hailey, while compara
tively young, is recognized as a very
competent man for that efalted posi
tion. His only opponent, so far as
has been announced, is Judge Eakin,
of Union county. Eastern Oregon is
fairly entitled to this office, and both
Judge Hailey and Judge Eakin are
Eastern Oregon men. The latter has
been on the circuit bench for a num-
Der of years, and is highly respected,
'but there seems to be quite an under
'current. of sentiment even in that part
of the state in favor of the younger
man, who will have gained a year’s
experience on the supreme bench.
As to other candidates, it would
take a tremendous Republican slump
to elect any one of them, and there
are no signs of such a slump, even in
Governor Chamberlajn’s case. Most
Republicans are tired of fighting
among themselves; they see what it
has resulted in—a Democratic govern
or, district attorney in this district,
sheriff of Multnomah county, mayor
of Portland, and, last but not least,
United States senator for about 15
months. With these object lessons
before them, it is probable that most
Republicans will vote pretty straigbt?
next June for the April noml-“
nees, especially for all the im-‘
portant offices. Some good work in‘
burying factional hatchets has been
done, and its result will probably ap-.
pear in an overwehlming Republlcam‘l
victory all along the line next June, l
l . The manifest inconsistency and in
justice of some Southerners—and
|some Northerners too, for that mat
ter—to the Negro is shown by their
!concurrent opposition to his exercis
!ing the rights and enjoying the privi
'leges of citizenship conferred by the
'constitution, because he is nat men
'tally and morally fit therefor, and
ltheir opposition to his education and
!enlightenment lest he gets “above the
|position" and considers himself equal
fwith the whites. On the one hand
'they say he is of an inferior race that
can never come near the white race
in intelligence, thrift, morality and
ability, and on the other hand they
object to giving him a chance for de
velopment and improvement and so
to see what he could make of himself.
If the Negro race is far inferior to
the white race in many respects, con
sider its history for many genera
tions, and its lack of opportunity; its
repression and enslavement and deg
redation. If the white race of this
country had a like history behind it,
how much better showing would it
have made than the Negro race does?
And is it sure of its permanent su-‘
periority and dominancy? There are
evidences that this ccntinent was ln‘-!
habited long before the Indians were
its sole occupants by a highly civi-1
lized race of people. What became
of them? How do the Greece and
Italy and Egypt of today compare
with those countries over 2,000 yeérs'
ago? All history is modern; what
happened during the unnumbered
ages of which we know nothing? Who
knows but there may have been races
far superior to the Anglo-Saxon race
today? A thousand years is but a
brief space of time in this old plan
et’s history. i ‘
We are not intimating that the Ne-.
gro race will rise superior in intelli
gence and power to the caucasian
race; if so, it will be very many cen
turies hence. There will be no oc-,
casion for ages to come to fear Ne
gro domination, and this will never
occur except through the law of t‘e
survival of the fittest. But the bet
ter educated the colored race is, or,
rather the more generally it is edu
cated practically up to a certain point,
the better and more useful citizens
they will be, and less will they blind
ly strive for unattainable or improper
results. Intolerance is a child of ig-i
norance, and with more intelligence
the more tolerant will colored people
become of conditions that’' cannot be
helped without recourse to actions
that would do far more harm than
good. .- |
Thomas Dixon's colonization scheme
is an impossible one. The Negroes
are in this country to stay, and to im
prove themselves as best they can,
and make themselves citizens worthy
of confidence and respect. At least
that is the advice and purpose of theit |
wisest leaders, who have an increas
ing number of followers. Education
will be a plowshare rather than a
sword in their hands, and it must not
be denied them, |
et’s history.
: S
! Responsible, reliable people, with
large amounts of money to invest,
who are seeking franchises in Port
land ought, under proper restrictions
‘;and on reasonable terms, to be en
- couraged, and what they desire grant
"ed. That is the best way to help de
velop Portland. The United Rail
:ways Co., for instance, thag is to
‘spend millions in the Willamette val
‘ley, territory immediately tributary
‘to Portland, ought to be let into the
|city, and along Front or First street,
:on some terms or other. If its proposi
‘tion as to a franchise tax is fair, and
it seems to be, giving the city power
:to buy the road at an actual valua
‘tion later, the franchise ought to be
‘granted, unless some equally respon
tzsible and reliable people make a bet
;ter proposition. The city as well as
‘the country needs this and other
‘roads, and the way to get them is to
‘deal with the men’ who have the
'money to do business to build the
'roads on fair terms.
, Or if it be the decided policy of the
‘city to retain the actual ownership of
'waterfront railways through\the city,
!that fact should be made known and
the city authorities should at once
and in earnest set about preparing to
build, and to accommodate the rail
roads terminating here.. This, how
'ever, would require a good deal of
time, for a large issue of bonds would
;be necessary, and that would take‘
ilegislation and perhaps lit!gation.i
tprobably the better way would be to“
grant a franchise to the best company
;and the one offering the best terms.l
with the privilege on the city’s pa.rtl
of taking over the property at a fu-‘
'ture time. The roads are wanted al
‘most immediately. !
~ So with a gas franchise. The peo
‘ple of Portland ought not to be sub—'
jected for a single month longer than‘
is necessary to the extortions andl
poor service of the present gas mo
nopoly. The Chicago council has re—,
cently made a contract for 85cent!
gas for five years, and Mayor Dunne
will probably veto it because he
thinks that 60 cents is enough forl
gas. Portland has now grown large
enough to have gas that is gas andé
not hot air, at a cost of not over 75 |
or 80 cents, and any responsible com-‘
pany that will give us such gas,
should be given a franchise on tairlyi
liberal terms. |
The primary nomination law is on
trial, and is likely to prove unsatis
factory to a great number, if not a
majority, of voters. One objection is
that it requires them to declare their
politics in order to vote at the pri
maries, and restricts such declara
tions to members of the Republican
and Democratic parties. Another is
that where there are several candi
dates of one party for a nomination,
the plurality man becomes the nomi
nee, though he may receive only a
fourth or less of the party vote, and
others who received nearly as large a
vote think this is not fair. A third
reason is that some of the best and
fittest men will not come forward and
seek a nomination by petition, think
ing it undignified for the man thus
to seek the office. Besides, there is
a good deal of labor and expense at
tached to securing a nomination,
which most men do not like to incur.
And finally, a large town, if its vot.
ers choose to be clannish, can se
cure most of the offices, leaving the
sparsly settled counties or precincts,
as the case may be, with no voice
in the selection.
There are other objections, but
these are the principal ones urged so
far. The initiative law, too, it is
discovered, may be the means of pre
senting needless, foolish or contradiec
tory laws, and working more harm
than good. It is a fine theory to put
the power directly in the handg of
the people, but the proportion of
vaters registered so far indicates that
the people care little about the privi
lege, and may not always make
good use of it
These laws have their merits, f)rao
tical as well as theoretical; they to
some extent knock out the bossesg and
prevent convention slate making, and
are a wholesome restriction on the;
legislature, but nobod‘y can intelli
gently claim perfection for them.jf
They will probably stand, howevér,
for some years, at least, and mean
while may be somewkat improved by |
amendment. i
. Bithulithic is rapidly becoming the
!favérite 'i)avAement, not only in this
j*city, but in other cities in this and
‘other states. Ample tests have con
clusively proven it to be the best all
around pavement to be laid. In fact,
it has no real competitor for durabil
ity and general merit. It is handled
here by the Warren Construction Co.,
with an office in room 716 of the Ore
gonian building. It” has laid pave
ments so far in this city on Yamhill,
Fifth, Williams avenue, Ford, Ankeny,
Marshall, Flanders, Davis, Couch, Ir
ving and several other streets of Port
land, and is giving entire satisfac-i
tion. It is acknowledged by all com
petent judges to be be far the best
material for pavements for streets,
driveways and crosswalks ever in~'
vented, and is rapidly taking prece
dence throughout the country over
every other pavement. It is particu-’
larly adapted to this climate, and no
other should be used here hereafter.
every other pavement,
l The very efficient and popular ad
'vertising man of the General Electric
'Co., Mr. Bury Irvin Dasent, has an in
‘teresting arti€le in the Pacific Coast
lAdvertiser on “Electrical Publicity,”
a subject that he knows well how to
!handle. The General Electric Co. em
rploys only the most competent of men
’in all its departments, and this ap
plies especially to Mr. Dasent, who
’not only serves that company with
!much ability and zeal, but is a favor
‘ite with the public.c The General
Electric Co. furnishes -the best and
cheapest light to be obtained in this
city, and Mr. Dasent is in full charge
of its advertising business. He is not
onl)" a good business man, but is al
ways affable, pleasant and agreeable
with all—just the right man in the
right place.
| The city of Tacoma is enjoying an
?era of unprecedented prosperity and
'growth. Its commerce and manufac
tures are increasing rapidly; its pop
lulation is growing every week; its
!business in all lines is thriving, and
,'its real estate values, while moderate,
‘are constantly rising. One of its lead
ing dealers in real estate is the Ta
?coma. Land & Imi)rovement Co., that
!~is entirely reliable and does a very
large business, under the able man
agement of its popular secretary and
treasurer, Mr. John B. Arkley. Ta
,coma is a good town in every respect,‘
‘and is constantly becoming better,
and this company is helping to make
% 80, l
' It still looks as if Dr. Withycombe
was far in the lead for the Republi
?can nomination for governor. He is
undoubtedly the farmers’ choice
throughout the state, and will also
run well in the cities. He has never
been mixed up in any factional squab
bles, and has no doubtful record to
explain. Johns will be injured by the
candidacy of Brown and Rand; Geer
has too heavy a mixed load to carry,
and the trend of sentiment is unmis
takably in favor of Dr. Withycombe,
who undoubtedly v\vill be the strong
est man to pit against Governor
Chamberlain. |
The current of popular sentiment
in different parts of the state appears
to be setting strongly in favor of
Frank T. Wrightman, of S.alem, for
the Republican nomination for secre
tary of state. His excellent and val
uable work is being rTecognized and
appreciated, and he ought to, and we
believe will, receive the nomination.
Attorney-General Crawford has
made a first-class official during his
term, has ably, fully and conscienti
ously performed the duties of his of
fice; is now familiar with them, and
better able than ever to do good work
for the state, and so he deserves re
nomination and re-election.
Brown will be done up brown.
Candidates are becoming numerous
This district wants no old hack sent
to congress.
' PFirst-class men are wanted for as
sessor and commissioner,
Does anybody except Mr. Finley
want to run for coronor?
. The daily newspapers are giving In
lspector Bruin quite a rest, at last.
Some first-class men should be sent
to the legislature from this county.
‘ : Some of. the last to announce
‘themselves may be first in the count.
l The Richards sensation is over,
with no appreciable results. Next!
, Probably the next TUnited States
senator hasn’t said a word yet pub
l Judge George thinks he would like
to stay where he is, and probably he
will, g
A good many voters would like to
see R. R. Giltner nominated for coun-
ty judge.
Mr. N. H. Bird is pluming him
self for another flight after the sher
iff’'s office.
W. A. Story will be unhappy until
he can be sheriff again—so may never
be happy.
Candidate Rand is a friend of the
laboring men—of course. He needs
their votes.
Some candidates for the legislature
are making the pledge with mental
“Pum” Kelly has many oldtime
friends who would like to see him
sheriff again.
United States District Attorney
Bristol doubtless wishes he hadn’t
written that letter.
Sherifft Word, and even Governor
Chamberlain, will find a lot of Demo
cratic “knockers.”
Apparently Superintendent Acker
man will have no opposition in the
nominating primaries.
Probably Sheriff Word cannot be
beaten for renomination, but re-elec
tion is a different matter. :
Everybody who knows him admits
that Cashier Ralph Hoyt would make
an excellent state (reasurer.
Marie Ware McKinley gets her
name in the Portland dailies nearly
as often as Alice Roosevelt.
Lots of Repubicans are wishing that
Malcolm Moody would run for repre
sentative in congress again.
Candidate Sehlbrede is said to ‘be
a very good man, but he might as
well save expenses; he isn't in it.
Having been city auditor a good
while, years ago, W. H. Pope thinks
he is the best man for county auditor.
Several Portland lawyers are wish
ing Judge Webster would get off the
county Judgeship lid, if he is going
«If Sherift Word is such a brave and
impartial enforcer of the laws, why
doesn’t he enforce the Sunday-closing
laws? :
There isn’t much use in the Demo
crats worrying and squabbling over
local candidates—none of them will be
Between Rand and Brown, not to
mention Aitken, all of Baker county,
Candidate Jolins seems to have rather
a hard iow to hoe.
Tliere are those who might hava re
joiced more sincerely over Judge
Sears’ recovery if he had concluded
nevertheless to retire.
With Withycombe as a candidate,
Governor Chamberlain won’t find him
self so strong among the farmers aa
he imagines himself to be.
Judge Lowell, of Pendleton, would
make a fine member of either house
of ocngress, but has slight show, for
the senatorship is wanted in Multno
mah county, and Judge Lowell has
been a bolter. g
Mr. Jonathan Bourne is a patriotic
citizen; he has added considerably to
Uncle Sam’s postal receipts. He has
received thousands of postal cards,
but not from men promising to vote
for Lira for sgenator,
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