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SOME CANDIDATES BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF SOME DEMOCRATIC NOMINEES. A Slight Introduction of a Pew Can didates on the Democratic County Ticket to the Voters. Study all Candidates and Vote for Those Who Seem Bps' to Yon PETER F. CLARK. To whom the Democratic nomina tion for county treasurer came en tirely unsolicited, is in all probabili ty personally acquainted with more voters of Chehalis county than any other candidate for county officii) and, it may be said, he enjoys the respect and confidence of all who fcnow him. His high character and popularity were well attested two years ago when he was elected coun ty auditor on the Democratic ticket in the face of a 2,000 Republican majority in the county. That he was counted out by some political pirates and refused to carry the mat ter into court, saying he did not crave the office sufficiently to light a lawsuit over it, are facts well known throughout the county, and his friends propose to make his ma jority this year so large that the manipulation of a few minor pre cincts will not alter the result. Peter F. Clark is a native of Canada, t>3 years of age—although more active and vigorous than most men 2 0 years younger—and moved to Michigan with his parents when li years of age. Here he received Ms education, and learned the trade of iron moulder. In 1888, he, with his wife and son, came to Aberdeen where he has made his home for the post twenty years. In 1894 he was appointed post master of Aberdeen by President Cleveland, which office he held the full term of four years with credit to himself, and such pleasure to the public that he was retained by his Republican successor as assistant for four years more. Mr. Clarke had previously served on the city coun cil, and has ever taken a deep inter est in the progress of Aberdeen, and upon retiring from the postoffice was elected city clerk in 1902. To this office he was elected each year since until the present year, when he was appointed by the mayor—the new law making the office an appointive one. As said above, this nomination came to Mr. Clark wholly unsought, in fact he resisted the requests of numerous friends —of both political parties—to become a candidate at the primaries, but there is so much opposition to the methods adopted by the present treasurer that he was Induced to allow his name to go be fore the voters for the position. In his fourteen years of public life in Aberdeen, Peter K. Clark was never found lacking. .Nor is liisi popularity duo to studied efforts to coddle to any man or set of men. To do his whole duty to the public has been his only maxim, and the high regard he commands in his home city proves that duty has been well done. As county treasurer, he will have no boss other than the laws governing the office. JOHN RICHARDSON. John Richardson, like Mr. Clark, is an old resident on Grays Harbor, having resided In Hoquiam for the past 21 years. Also like Mr. Clark, the nomination on the Democratic ticket fo.* connly cssessot- was entire ly unsought by him. he being placed on the ticket by the county central committee, somewhat against his de sire, for the sole reason of his pe culiar fitness for the place, his ac knowledged integrity and long ex- ABERDEEN HERALD perienoe In the real estate business | rendering him particularly well qua-,' lifted for the office of essessor. There are many points of simi-' larity in John Richardson and I'eter ' F. Clark as will be noticed. The! former was born in Canada r>7 years , ago. and at an early age moved with' his parents to Texas, where he grew j up, attended the public schools and learned the trade of blacksmith. Com-j I lng to Washington in I NST, Mr. Rich-i j ardson and family settled at Hoqui-j . .ii % » .in.ii v-iij i»ti ilUo MuCU ÜbCii j I a respected citizen. Mr Richardson has bcrn honored jby election or appointment to sev eral responsible positions in Hoqui am, in each of which he made good. He was a member of the first council of Hoquiam, where his capacity for public affairs attracted attention, and when the city advanced to the third class he was elected mayor over one of the most popular Republi cans in that city. As postmaster of Hoquiam for four years he gave emi nent satisfaction in that somewhat trying position, as he did later as chief of police. During his residence of 21 years; in Chehalis county, Mr. Richardson has become thoroughly conversant with property values, so that under his administration such a condition as now exists in the county assess ment would not be tolerated. If elected, Mr. Richardson will owe that election to the people at large, not to , any set of men or interests, and all i property will be assessed upon iden tically the same ratio to Its casrf , value, regardless of the name of the . owner, a state of affairs that has rarely if ever existed in Chehalis i county. A vote for John Richardson . will be a vote for equitable assess [ ment and a square deal to all. The . chronic taxdodger will oppose him to the uttermost, so that his election must, come from the average taxpay ers, who make up the sums escaped by the dodgers. The democratic nominee for repre sentative for the twenty-ninth dis trict, Dr. S. L. Moak, the well known dentist of Montesano, has grown from childhood in Chehalis county, and his career fully justi fies the belief of his friends that he will make an excellent legislator. Dr. Moak was born in Illinois on November 3, ISTfi, so that upon elec tion day he will be 32 years of age. In 1883, when seven years old, he came with his parents to Montesano where he has since resided accept when absent studying his profes sion. Very early in life Sam. Moak dis played a disposition to do things for himself, and before he was 17 years of age had mastered the trade of barber, and owned a shop of Ills own in Montesano. This was all right as far as it went, but it by no means satisfied the youth. He determined to study dentistry,and as soon as he had laid up sufficient money proceeded to carry out his determination. He attended the Portland Dental college two terms, and one year in tho Philadelphia college, graduating from tho latter in 190L'. He at once began the practice of dentistry in Montesano, where he has built up an extensive business. lie was married in 1!>03 to Miss Caldcr, and Is the proud father of ft son and heir and the possessor of a happy, comfortable home. Dr. Moak has always been a student of public affairs, is thoroughly convers ant with the resources and require ments of the state of Washington and Chehalis county, and is particu larly well equipped to serve this county in the legislative halls. If elected, ho will be subject to the control of no set of men or interests but will endeavor to aid such legis lation as yill be benficial to all. DR. S. I. MOAK. SEMI-WEEKLY ABEIIDEEN, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1908. Bryan - Pattison JOHN PATTISON, Mayor of Colfax Candidate for Governor will discuss the political issues of the day AT THE CITY HALL TUESDAY EVENING, OCT. 13, at 8 o'clock GEO. F. COTTERILL, PORTLAND C. HUNT, C. F. REYNOLDS and others will also address the meeting. YOU ARE INVITED FOR COUNTY CLERK. Edward M. Hoover, the Democrat ic nominee for the office of county clerk, is also one of the well and favorablyknown men of Chehalis county, and has had experience in county business that will be of value to the public when he is elected clerk. Mr. Hoover is a native of Indiana, and has been a resident of Washington twenty years, and of Chehalis county for nineteen years. During his long residence in Che halis county he has obtained an en viable reputation for doing things— and doing them squarely. From 1597 to 1899 Mr. Hoover was deputy county sheriff, and for the two following years was deputy county auditor, and in both of those positions he displayed a capacity for public business as well as a pleasant, genial manner that gained him a host of friends. Later lie spent sev eral years as superintendent of an Alaska salmon cannery and is now engaged in the building business at Hoquiam, where he resides with his family. The office of county clerk is an important one. As clerk of the court, he has the custody of all court rec ords, which, while subject to public inspection, should be rigorously guarded. A single paper abstracted or altered might destroy the title of a rightful property owner, and be of serious consequences in many ways. In the hands of Ed. M. Hoo ver the records would be scrupu lously looked after, and his accomo dating disposition and genial man ner would make the transaction of business in that office most pleasant. Mark an X after the name of Ed. M. Hoover on your ballot and you will not regret it. REPUBLICANS ORGANIZE. Republican County Central Commit tee and Candidates Meet and Or ganize Saturday. There was a meeting of the Re publican county central committee and a number of county candidates Saturday afternoon at Hotel Gray port, Hoquiam. Two sessions of the committee were held, and the following officers chosen: E. 11. Storey, chairman; A. Ponischil, sec retary, and W. W. Doner, treasurer. Ed. 13. Benn was elected state committeeman, and the following ex ecutive committee was appointed to take charge of the campaign: W. W. Boner, Ed. Dolan, Aberdeen; D. N. Bagshaw, Oakville; E. S. Avey, Elma; C. M. Brower, Cosmopolis; E. H. Storey, Montesano, and A. Ponis chil, Hoquiam. MONTESANO GROWING. MONTESANO, Oct. 10.—The re ceipts of the United States p6st office at Montesano for the quarter ending September 30, 190S, show an increase of 32 per cent over the same period for 1907. The receipts for the quarter ending September 30, 1907, were $1,166.21, and for the corresponding period this year they were $1,661.04. POLITICALJiISTORY OF GEORGE L. DAVIS. WRITTEN BT FRANK L THURBER. Some Interesting Sidelights Thrown on the Candidacy of Davis for County Commissioner for the Third District. Tax Dodgers Line up for Him. We print below the second chap ter of tbe official history of Geo. L. Davis, Republican nominee for coun commissioner, written by his Repub lican opponent at the primary elec tion, Frank L. Thurber. It may be said, in passing, that the statements of Mr. Thurber in public print dur ing that campaign have not been refuted. In the first communication published in the last issue of the Herald, was the charge that Thurber was offered $500 to get off the tick et in favor of Davis. Why such a sum was offered for such an office, and by whom, and how they expec ed to get their money back is left to the Imagination of the reader. Perhaps the second chapter, printed below, taken from the Hoquiam Washingtonion of September t, 190S, will throw some light on the sub ject. ONE MILLION DOLLARS. Make a note of that, Mr. Taxpayer. That amount, has been added to the assessed valuation of the timber of the state from the cruise of a few townships. Nearly HALF A MILLION DOLLARS added to the as sessed valuation in Pierce County from TWO TOWNSHIPS only. What would be added to this, the wealth iest in amount of timber in the state? And almost every dollar of it be longs to the large corporations, and every dollar charged to thein reduces the taxes of the common people, the laborers and small hnn;e owners. Hut. Davis and his backers say it will cost nearly $40,000 to cruise the timbe in this county. And they say Mr. Davis' business ability has never been questioned. Yet a few years ago, When Geo. L. Davis was com missioner, the county could have had the entire cruise at not to exceed $5,000! Now, don't you think it time to question his wonderful business abil ity, for he, in that single instance, cost, the county about 725,000. Who is the most expensive commissioner we ever had. An 1 that is only one instance. The timber of CHEHALIS COUNTY MUST ME CR'JISED. THE TAXPAYERS WILL NEVER OET A SQUARE DEAL IN TAXES UNTIL IT IS. The trouble i.-. and has been for years, that the backers of Mr. Davis and the people with whom he asso ciates would be com>>e ; led to pay their JUST PROIVRTION of the taxes if the timber were cruised. No wonder they kick. Touching their bank accounts—see? The timber is the present wealth of the county. Why not make it pay for some good roads before it is all gone? Geo. L. Davis, being the tool of the large timber holders and corpor ations, is again pledged to protect their interests and oppose all legis lation by the county board which would tend to increase their taxes. It is a known fact that W. H. Abel. C. F. White and other are devoting their energies and time to the elec tion of Geo. L. Davis. Why? A local paper states that Geo. L. Davis as commissioner served the people of this county honestly and faithfully, but fail to state WHAT people he served faithfully. Was he honest and faithfully serving the people at large when he equalized the tide-land holdings of the mill corpo rations at 25 cents and 30 cents when the owners would not take $20 and $30 a foot for them? Was he serv ing (he people generally when lie equalized the mill sites on which mills are operating at about the value that he placed on some of the homes of the laboring men of this city? Was it honest to value property that you cannot obtain for probably less than a quarter of a million at $1,200 or $1,500. If it is, you taxpayers vote for him again. It's strictly up to you, at the coming primaries. FRANK L. THURBER. HENRY WATTERSON GIVES TONGUE TO THE BIG ISSUE OF THE CAMPAIGM. Makes First Political Speech Since 1592. Declares Roosevelt is King and Taft is Only to Hold Down the Job for Him. Would Theodore Start a Dynasty? I Louisville, Ky., Oct. !>.—Henry Watterson presided ami was the prin cipal speaker at a democratic rally in the Masonic theater here last night. As this was Mr. Watterson's first po litical speech since 189-2, and will probably be his only public utterance during the present campaign, much I interest was manifested. Mr. Watter- I son said in part: "I truly rejoice that 1 have lived to i look upon a reunited democracy. I | was born in a democratic camp during I what proved a bad year for democrats, ! and 1 attained my majority just in time to see the party go over the precipice of ! sectionalism to what seemed its ruin. "The politicians tell us there are many issues, but I see only one. If we can not change our rulers at will, if organized and defiant minority in side a fortress can withstand the siege of an undisciplined and ill equipped majority on the outside— how shall the attack about trusts and the tariff, about rebates and bank de posits, about money and morals, and stocks and bonds, profit? "I behold now an almost exact re production of the evil conditions of j fifty years ago. The republican part}', grown corrupt and arrogant, is put- <t.itu Historical Socioty ting forth a tremendous effort to re» tain the power which it lias so much abused. If it succeeds it will never surrender it short of some dire cata clysm, making its exit the signal for even civil war. To that end the pol icy of militarism, favoritism and class distinction long have been tending and preparing a new irrepressible con flict between capital and labor. I pray God that this may never come. The way to avert it is by occasional ch:::: 0 . _f party, bringing home to our public men their subordination to the people. If I were a republican I would vote for Bryan. If I were a republican I would let the big chief with ■his 'big stick' go hang. If I were a republican I would turu my back upon a candidate, no matter how per sonally acceptable, who represents the vicious methods of ring rule and the steam roller. "Whatever usefulness the republi can party ever possessed it has for the time outlived. It stands today a mcnacc to equal taxation and eco nomic administration, if not to order ly government and free institutions. "We see all disguise of decency thrown aside; the black flag of trust ism run up to the masthead; the deck crowded with corporation counsel. The occupant of the White House sum mons the unspeakable Hearst as his star witness. The honest rich are in voked to make common cause with the lawless rich. All perspectives of truth and soberness and common sense are lost amid the roar of rant, and cant of self-glorifying laudation and self accusing promises of reform, with Aldrich and Cannon, with Payne and Dalzell and Sunny Jim Sherman for their examples. "Having pitched the campaign on a false note, starting out with a man of straw 011 a platform of imposture, no argument is too absurd, no illus tration too rank for the men and the interests that do not mean to be dis lodged if fraud and force can save them. "Nicholas Longworth, the presi dent's son-in-law, says he did not say it. 8ut5,000 listeners say he did. The notes of two stenographers say he did. What boots it whether he did or not? No one who knows what is going on in the national capital needs to be told that they are undermining the popular foundat ions of our democratic republic and converting it into an imperial republic, with nothing want ing of monarchism and titular nobil ity except the nomenclature. The White House is already the palace of a king. The president is already a sovereign in everything; except the name. Why should not a member of the court circle blurt it out that Taft is expected merely to hold down the job for Roosevelt, since it was thought premature to run Roosevelt for the immediate succession? "The campaign was and is a family affair. If the machine which nomi nated Taft was so merciless toward the republican allies who dared to re sist it, why should it be counted 011 to share our free inititutions after eight additional years of moneyed acretion and augmented power. Only this can account for the personal in terposition of the president, who throws duty and dignity to the winds and gets down like a matador in the j bull ring, mud-stained and powder j smirched, swearing like a trooper at all who come within the sound of his i voice and the reach of his inflamed fancy." A FATAL ACCIDENT. A Falling Limb Strikes C. W. Mc- Nulty on the Head Causing Concussion of the Brain. C. W. McXulty, a logger, was killed Saturday at the logging camp of White & Glazier on the Hump tulips. The camp is located about three-quarters of a mile from tht railroad station of Tulips. The body of the hapless logger was brought to McTaggait'b undertaking establish ment at Hoquiam and the funeral wii probably be held on Tuesday. McXulty was a faller and met death while at work. Two or three fellow workmen witnessed the acci dent. A falling tree struck another tree, was hurled to one side and a limb struck McN'uli on the back of the head, causing concussion of the brin. He was rendered unconscious and died in that state. The man had worked at the camp only two days and nothing was known of his previous residence by his employers. It was states that evening that he had previously been engaged at a camp belonging to the Lytle Logging Company and that he was an Australian. He was 2S years of age and unmarried. NUMBER 10.