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VOL. IX, NO. 10 SPOKANE COUNTY CONVENTION In view of the fact that the Spo kane county convention so unanimous ly endorsed both Representatives Jones and Cushman and such being the record of that convention, Mr. Jones is made a part of this issue. No man in the public's eye in this state stands higher than Yakima Jones. He is not only popular in Eastern Wash ington, but he is equally popular in V» Tccto r*Ti Washington. In every county in the state where the Republicans have held their conventions W. L. Jones' work in Congress has been unanimously endorsed, all of which shows very conclusively that he stands well with the voters. Mr. Jones will be nominated without a dissenting vote in the coming state convention. The little city of Yakima is to be congratu lated in possessing such a public jewel. COUNTY TICKET. COUNTY TICKET. Superior judge—H. L. Kennan. Sheriff —W. J. Doust (incumbent). Clerk —E. K. Erwin (incumbent). Prosecuting attorney —Horace Kim ball (incumbent). Treasurer —W. E. Goodspeed. Auditor —Zachariah Stewart. Assessor —Dayton H. Stewart. Superintendent of schools —M. B. Watkins of Latah. Surveyor —J. M. Snow. Coroner —Dr. D. L. Smith. Commissioner, First district —G. H. Collin. Commissioner, Third district —Wil- liam M. Dean (incumbent). Justices of the peace, Spokane —J. D. Hinkle and George W. Stocker. Constable, Spokane—Fred Saling. THE LEGISLATIVE TICKET. Following is the legislative ticket, in cluding the Fourth district nominees at Cheney: State senator, Sixth district —Frank D. Shaw. State senator, Seventh district —J. A. Schiller. Representatives, Second district — George H. Martin and Daniel Hoch, both of Spokane. Representatives, Third district- Walter Stark of Rockford and Walter Henry of Fairfield. Representatives, Fourth district —S. A. Wells of Spokane and E. C. Whit ney of Beaver. Representatives, Fifth district —J. T. Omo and T. H. Dooley, both of Spo kane. Representatives, Sixth district —Fred M. Dudley and Joseph B. Lindsley. McBRIDE AND OTHERS INDORSED. "We indorse the clean and able ad ministration of Governor Henry Me- Bride, and the course of our Repub lican Senator and Representatives in Congress, recommending and instruct ing for renomination the Honorable Francis W. Cushman and the Honor able Wesley L. Jones by the Repub lican state convention to be held at Tacoma on September 10. "We direct the members of the legis lature nominated by this convention to give their support to an anti-pass law. "We affirm our belief that eight hours should constitute a legal work day upon all public and governmental works. "We favor a stringent enforcement of the present immigration laws of the United States, and the enactment of such additional laws upon this question as will fully protect American labor against the cheap competition which results from an oversupply of wage earners. HON. W. L. JONES. DELEGATES TO STATE CONVEN TION. Joe Willson, R. J. Danson, Chas. Sweeny, Chas. P. Lund, P. A. Clark, W. M. Shaw, Harry Rosenhaupt, W. J. C. Wakefield, Sam Glasgow, Millard T. Hartson, R. A. Koontz, William Burtt, W. F. Wood, F. T. Post, Frank John son, M. J. Gordon, Hal J. Cole, L. B. Nash, F. E. Michaels, W. S. McCrea, W. H. Plummer, H. D. Crow, A. B. Campbell, J. M. Grimmer, A. M. Mur phey, A. E. Barnes, D. W. Henley, John Wilmot, T. D. Rockwell, S. A. Wells, O. H. Loe, A. J. Laughon, A. S. Crowder, G. A. Fellowes, William Connolly, O. M. Black, Dr. W. F. Morrison, R. H. Dent, J. J. Erwin, R. W. Butler, Ed Sanders, M. F. Mendenhall, W. H. Acuff, Jacob Schiller, George M. Neth ercutt, W. S. Gilbert, F. G. Wilson. "We request our representatives in this legislature to give an honest and earnest consideration to all measures affecting organized labor and to vote for the same whenever the best inter ests of the people demand it. H. L. KENNAN, Candidate for superior judge, was born in Norfolk, Ohio, in 1852. He lived in Ohio until 1891, graduating from Adelbert college at Cleveland. He was admitted to the bar in 1875, and practiced law, serving three years as a probate judge. Coming to Spokane nership with E. H. Belden until 1897. He was elected a justice of the peace in 1898, re-elected in 1900, and has pre sided over the police court throughout that time. He is past grand master of the Masons of the state. DOUST FOLLOWED MINING. William J. Doust, nominee for sher iff, was born in Syracuse, N. V., in 1857. He was educated in western New York, and in 1879 moved to Lead ville, Colo., where he was engaged in mining until 1887, when he moved to Spokane county, taking up a home stead on Green Bluff prairie, 16 miles north of the city. In 1899 Mr, Doust was appointed clerk of the board of county commissioners as a deputy au ditor, but resigning that position to en gage in business at Hillyard. He has served as sheriff for the past two years. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 1902 WILSON WAS INDORSED. Mr. Rockwell then offered the follow ing resolution, indorsing Wilson: "We request and instruct the Repub lican senators and representatives from Spokane county nominated by this convention or prior conventions, to give their unwavering and loyal sup port to the candidacy of the Hon. John L. Wilson for the United States Sen ate. To this proposition we invite the cordial co-operation of the commercial, industrial and agricultural interests of Spokane county, calling their atten tion to the fact that if Spokane county W. E. GOODSPEED. The candidate for county treasurer was born at Gardner, Me., in 1870. He received his education in the common schools and the Maine Wesleyan sem inary at Kent's Hill. He came to Spo kane in 1892, and has since been em ployed in various clerkships. He was until recently private secretary to F. Lewis Clark, but is now employed as clerk with Arthur D. Jones & Co. He has never held public office, but was chosen treasurer of the Spokane cham berof commerce about a year ago, and is serving his third year as treasurer of the Y. M. C. A. He is past master of Oriental Lodge Free and Accepted Masons, and is a member of the chap ter and is a 32d degree Mason. He is married and resides at No. 1617 Broad way. E. K. ERWIN, Nominee for county clerk, was born in Freeport, 111., in 1860. In early boy hood his parents moved to Tomah, Wis., where he followed the occupa tion of bookkeeper and accountant, also serving as city clerk in 1887. In 1892 he came to Spokane and engaged in abstracting and accountant work un til the opening of the war with Spain. For many years Mr. Erwin had been identified with the National Guard of Washington and was sworn into the United States service as a first lieu tenant and assigned to Company A, First Washington Volunteers when and the territory Contiguous thereto is to have a representative in the United States Senate thaC man must be a Re publican. "Spokane county, in wealth, popula tion and the variety of its interests, is today the most important center in Eastern Washington. Its interests are, for all practical purposes, the same as those of Western Washington, and we ask the Republican Senators and Rep resentatives elected from Eastern Washington a most respectful and de liberate consideration of the candidate named by this convention. During Mr. BON. JOHN L. WILSON. that organization went into the field in the Philippines. After the war he acted as bookkeeper for the Hill Shoe Company, giving up that position to become county clerk two years ago. WILLIAM M. DEAN, Candidate to succeed himself as county commissioner for the Third dis trict, is one of the pioneers of Cheney. He is an old soldier, and a man 57 years of age. While he resides in Che ney, he owns one of the largest farms near there, which he rents. He was at one time engaged in the sawmill busi ness on the coast and was also a rail- road man. ZACHARIAH STEWART. The Republican nominee for county auditor is too well known to need any extended notice in these columns. He probably of all the candidates enjoys the largest acquaintance among the agricultural classes of any of the can didates named on the ticket. Mr. Stewart was at one time county super intendent of schools, and is now en gaged in one of the city schools. To say that Mr. Stewart will be elected is simply making a prediction that the future will verify. GEORGE W. STOCKER, Candidate for justice of the peace, was born in Michigan in 1865. He came to Spokane in 1889 and engaged in teaching at Medical Lake. Subsequent Wilson's four year term in the United States Senate, by diligent effort and unflagging industry, he obtained and placed upon the statute book much legislation beneficial to this state, and at all times, both in public and private life, he has been true to the principles of the Republican party, and has valiantly fought its battles. We there fore heartily indorse his candidacy, and instruct the members of the legisla ture from Spokane county to support the same until they shall unanimously agree that another course may be pre ferable." ly he entered the law office of Jones & Voorhees and was admitted to prac tice in all the courts of the state in 1892. He practiced law until 1899, when he accepted the appointment of deputy county treasurer under A. L. Smith. He was a candidate for jus tice of the peace in 1896, but went down with his party in the landslide of the populists. He is prominent in Odd Fellowship, and is now serving his fourth term as grand scribe of the Grand Encampment of Washington. He is married and lives at 2518 Gard ner avenue. J. M. SNUW. The candidate for county surveyor, J. M. Snow, has served as a deputy in that office for the past two years. He was born in Brunswick, Maine, in 1850, and came to Washington Territory in 1869. He resided in the Puget Sound country for many years and was city engineer at Seattle in 1883. He came to the Chelan country in 1885 and spent the succeeding years there prac ticing his profession, being connected with the surveyor general's office at Washington, D. C. In 1896 he came to Spokane with the Northern Pacific land department, with whom he re mained until going into the surveyor's office two years ago. STEWART IS A PRINTER. Dayton H. Stewart, candidate for as sessor, was born at lola, Kan., in 1870. He came to Seattle with his parents in 1872. They returned to Kansas in 1882, but came back to Washington in the spring of 1884, locating at Cheney after a short stay at Dayton and Ritz ville. Mr. Stewart entered the print ing business when 14 years of age, and was the publisher and editor of the Cheney Sentinel for about nine years. He came to Spokane three years ago. He was a deputy under Sheriff Cole during the last six months of Mr. Cole's term. Since February, 1901, he has been employed as proofreader and printer by The Spokesman-Review. He resides with his family at No. 1117 Fourth avenue. No question in this state is being so widely discussed at present as the rail road commission bill, and wishing to understand just where Mr. Cushman stood on this question the Tacoma Ledger elicited the following from Mr. Cushman on the all-absorbing ques tion: "Tacoma, Wash., July 24, 1902. "Editor of the Tacoma Ledger, "Sir. I am in receipt of your favor of yesterday asking me for a brief ex pression of my views relative to the matter of a proposed railway commis sion in this state. I have no especial desire to inflict my ideas in relation to this or any other issue upon others; neither have I any selfish or timid rea sons for desiring to conceal my views when asked for. I am in favor of a regulative railway commission in this state, to consist of three members, ap pointed by the governor. In making this brief statement I am mindful of the fact that the railways in this state SPOKANE POLITICS Spokane, July 30. —As was predict-1 ed last week, the railroads have ac-' cepted the invitations of the farmers j of the Palouse and Big Bend countries to join them, in a discussion of freight and tanning matters with a view to agreeing upon certain reductions of rates which will be of considerable value to the raisers of wheat. As has been said, the railroad officials seem to have become alarmed at the deter mination of leading Republicans of the state to force in the state convention a plank in lavor of a railroad commis sion, and are taking this way of head ing off the growing sentiment and of quieting the farmers. Both President Hill and President Mellin of the Great i\orthern and Northern Pacific roads nave accepted the invitation of the wheat growers and have said they would be present whenever the farm ers are ready to discuss the matter. Ox course these men know what the larmers will ask and they would not have agreed to go to the trouble of meeting the people of the grain rais ing districts if they did not intend to make some concessions which will reduce the cost of shipping the grain. If the meeting is held before the state \ convention of the Republican party the friends of the roads will then claim that there is no necessity for a rail road commission and will ask the con vention not to endorse such a measure which if enacted into law might do much harm to the roads and in doing so injure the development of the state. They will claim that the roads in granting of their own accord reduc tions to the farmers will have shown their disposition to help the people of the state, and in fact will have helped them by the voluntary reduc tions more than a commission could benefit them in years. It is quite probable, in order to make the effect of the reductions the more pronounced i that the meeting of the railroad au thorities with the farmers will tye held shortly before the state conven tion, but if it should not be held until after the state convention it will be the intention to make a similar plea |to the members of the legislature. They will be told that when the roads of their own volition reduced rates, those members who were instructed to vote for railroad legislation will be ; released frcm the necessity of doing I so. * * • I If the freight rate reductions are PRICE FIVE CENTS have been powerful factors in build ing up the state; and likewise the peo ple of the state have been powerful factors in building up the railroads. I have no inclination or desire to become a party to any action that would un justly cripple or embarrass any rail way company or other corporation. But it is no more unfair to the rail roads of this state to have a commis sion than it is unfair to the people of the state not to have a commission. Without a commission the railroads may fix such a rate as they choose and the people, for all practical purposes, have no appeal therefrom. On the other hand, if the commission (when appointed) fix a rate so low as to be unjust to the railway company the railway company can appeal from the action of the commission to the United States supreme court, which tribunal will reverse, modify or set aside the action of the commission, as was done in the Burlington railway case in Ne braska. Very sincerely yours, "FRANCIS W. CUSHMAN." made before the state convention the action of the roads will have a con siderable effect on a large number of the delegates wno now are in favor of a strong plank in the state platform on the railroad question, but Governor Mcßride certainly will not be satisfied. He has not talked so much about a reduction of the rate on wheat nor even that the rate for hauling grain is excessive. It has not been a rate bill which he has clamored for but a commission bill which will have power to regulate scores of other matters as well as freight rates. It is his claim that he is not working especially for the farmers of Eastern Washington, but for all classes of citizens who have to do with the railroads directly and indirectly. Therefore he will main tain in the state convention that no matter how many reductions the rail roads may make in their rates, the state will stili need and will always need a railroad commission. • • • In this connection there is another matter of interest which may have a j bearing along the same line. At the j last session of the legislature a strong ! effort was made to pass a passenger rate bill which would have reduced rates to three cents a mile. It was aimed at the Spokane Falls & North ern road, which is about the only place I where the reduction would have taken I effect. Now the newspapers are re porting that the residents along the line of the Spokane Falls & Northern are preparing a petition asking that road to reduce the fare from five to three cents a mile. The announcement also is made that there is reason to believe that a reduction to at least four cents will be made and perhaps to three cents. Many believe that this is but another effort of the roads to quiet the growing agitation in favor of a railroad commission. It will be re membered that the three-cent passen ger rate on the main lines in this state was granted by the roads of their own accord just prior to the convening of a session of the legislature. It seems quite possible that the managers of j the railroads will do something along I these lines in the next few weeks or months in order to prevent the legis lature from passing the commission bill. At any rate there is a prospect of a hot fight between the roads and Continued on pace 3.