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LA GKANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 18. 1908.
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ttaaaltn of First Tote,.
V VTUAXH H. TAFT.. .......
)3BPEt O. CANNON '. . . .
IAS. W. FAIRBANKS VI
OB. U. UL FOLLKTTI
B. FORAKER" . . .'. .;, '.
JULANDER C. KNOX ..
CAREER OF WM. It TAFT.
1857 Born, Cincinnati, O., Septem
ber 10, son of Atphonso Taft, attor
ney general of the United States, la
1U7:T, and Louise M. (Torrey) Taft.
. 1874 Graduated from Woodward
1 Sijh school, Cincinnati, and entered
Tile... ". ' ;" '' '.
' 1878 Graduated from Tale, .with
cgre of B. A., second In class ot 11,
e tlutatorlan and class orator. '
1884 Graduated from Law school
of Cincinnati college, with degree of
I V IKTofvldlnaT firs prize, and d-
t.,itt kW.tor.;T-' ' ' :.
1881 Law reporter on Cincinnati
, lixie ,and later oa Cincinnati Com
i MrctsJ. . . i
' 1888 Assistant prosecuting attor
r iy of Hamilton county, Ohio. .-
! 1181 Collector of Internal revenue,
I lrst district of Ohio.
; lttt Engaged In practice of law In
' 1 88 1 Assistant county solicitor of
Hamilton county, Ohio.
' 1881 Married ' Helen Herron In
Cincinnati.' '. '
' 1817 Became judge ot superior
court of Ohio. '
1110 Solicitor general of the United
States. ' '
181! Became United States circuit
Jndge, Sixth district. "
' 18tf Became dean and professor
in law department. University of Ctn
- 1 00 Became president. United
states Philippine commission.
' It 01 Appointed first civil gover
nor of Philippine Islands.
1 01 Sent to Rome to confer With
pope Plus In regard to Philippines.
1804 Became secretary of war In
President Roosevelt's cabinet
ltOjS Made visit to Philippines and
was given big reception In Japan.
! ltO Proclaimed United States In-
tervention In Cuba. . .
, lt07 Made tour of world, opened
Philippine assembly and visited Em-
feror Nicholas of Russia.
lt08 Nominated by republican
sarty, at national Convention In Chi-
Cago, as Its candidate for president of
the United 8tates.
' TAFT IS IT,
Chicago, June It, t:4S p. m.
William IL Taft was nominal-
ed oa the first ballot. It was
later made unanlmoas. The , 4
convention tlwn adjourned antll 4
4 It otlrtHk a. m. tomorrow, when 4
4 a vtce-prenldnu win be nomla- 4
4 atod and m vote taken. I
' " ,, ,.!
"We can fight well If we fight right:
It I Imperative that the antl-lnjunc-
Hon plank should go Into the repub-
11 can platform. (Signed)
i This message fftm Taft was read
' before the resolutions committee to- cheering of the dsy. The Illinois del
dsy and was followed by this one: I egation leaped to their chairs, yelling
'1 stand for a square deal, not ac-
lilATED: BUT VOTE WAS HADE
T OVER HIheHUHDRED VOTES
eordlag to the extremists neither the
Manufacturers' association, aor the
trade - . union. Slrnd Theodore
' . Veto Is Takes). : . j
Aftes; a long and tedious seesloa.
with much striifrxlInK tor and airalnst.
committee thereupon Settled the
question of the anti-Injunctloh plank,
and voted that it go into the platform,
the ballot showing IS ayes to II
nays. ; . " . . ; '' . ' '
, Nominations Comment!.
The' mercury in the hall was 80,
and big fans were distributed bearing
the picture of Taft on one sldo, and
on ho other was 'the Inscription,
"Tried and found true. ' .
Ninety per cent of the delegates
were in their seats when the conven
tion opened." Rev. John Westley II111
of New Tork offered prayer. . i
'. ' ' " Platform Adopted, '
Senator A. J. Hopkins of . Illinois,
read the platform as adopted by the
committee. It was adopted as read.
After the adoption ot the committee's
report, the convention proceeded with
. Congressman t Theodore - B. Burton
of Cleveland, placed the . name of
William H. Taft before th''convea
tiotf, for the- jroia'cj JIa. M fol
lowed by Congressman Henry 8. Bou
tell of Illinois, ' who presented' the
nam of Joseph O. Cannon. '
' . Ovation for Carton.
Governor C. E. Hughes was nom
inated by General Steward L. Wood
ford of New Tork. .
Philander C. Knox was nominated
by lieutenant Governor Robert Mur
phy of Pennsylvania. -.
When Congressman Burton arose to
nominate Taft there was an ovation
of four minutes' duration before be
As Lodge designated Burton, the
crowd knew the latter was to present
the name of Taft The Ohloans who
had been waiting, arose and started
cheering. Flags were waved In all
parts ot the big hall, resounding with
cheers that were deafening. Burton
was well prepared for the ovation,
which was well carried out. The tall
congressman stood over his minutes
unable to utter his first word, so
great was the noise. There was
tension about the crowd that has not
been noticeable before. Lodge deliv
ered a lecture to the galleries.
I shall order the sergeant-at-arms
to clear the galleries It there Is not
j less disturbance. ' Business of this
convention must be transacted. Guests
lot the convention cannot be permitted
to prevent procedure."
Governor Hanley took advantage of
the minute of quiet te shout:
"This convention may not want to
hear me today, but delegates will hear
me before November. Before etertlon
. day they will know how Indiana Is go
ing." Chnrr Tart for IS Mlnutee.
After Burton finished his speech the
crowd broke loose In a wild tumult
lasting tl minutes. Finally the Ohio
delegation started to march down and
. that resulted In march around the
hall. Everybody Joined the march.
which was Joined by deelgatea from It
states representing a total vote of (00.
When the roll of ststes was railed
and Illinois reached, representative
Henry Loulelle waj iscognlied. He
! begun his speech nominating Joseph
At a refer- nC" m I Incoln.
l,i r w" -ip..u.
rutn m Hw rjei a , mrrw
i n t) i wavall sit ths isasaft Vkiilttifei At
l it n jrweu
I the . mention of Cannon's name the
galleries let loose with the wildest
-Uncle Joe, Uncle Joe."
Michigan then eeondd the nomina
tion of Cannon, Governor Hanley
we next recognized. ; Ho nominated
VWtA-PnwIdnnt Fairbanks. :. At length
he turned to the gallery, shaking his
"My friends, it will all depend on
you how long I take; I can stay here
all night if necessary." The crowd
yelled loudur, drowning the sound of
-' . JT at Fairbanks; ' jj
Every allusion to Fairbanks was
greeted with jeers and catcalls. Wb-n
Hanley likened Fairbanks to a pure'
marble shaft, the crowd went into
oonvulslons of mirth. '
The Taft delegates who were pro
pared early for a demonstration,
were loud In their hooting. Senator
Beverldge and Hemenway ot Indiana,
wereovercome by the 'display against
Fairbanks, and lumped upon chairs
and ehAuted to Hanley: "Name him;
name him." Chairman Lodge re
stored order: ;
"I'll i nominate him when I
ready." shouted Hanley.
FUilS-ARE ma Mii.;E
Reallilcg that the time grows short
the general celebration committee
meets almost every day or evening,
with many conferences between Indi
vidual members between times. Every
member of the ' sub-committees Is
working like a beaver to have his par
ticular Job finished as soon as possi
ble. The entire work Is now well In
hand, and It only remains to receive a
few reports before the program for
Che day may be made public. A few
things are certain. There will be
balloon ascension, automobiles races,
foot races, ball game, fancy horse
back riding, and numerous other
amusements. In the parade will be
seen the fraternal orders, cowboys, In
diana, calathuraplana, . automobiles,
floats represents gthe different states,
probably floats from the bunions
houses, and best of all, any number
of pretty girls. The Ooddess ot Lib
erty will be surrounded by maids of
I honor from Allcel, Imbler, Summer-,
ville. Island City, Cove, Union and
PERIPATETIC PEDDLERS PAT.
Itinerant Merrliants Uqntd by the
Police to Contribute to City Treas
Three Itinerant peddlers came Into
town yesterday and at once began to
ply their vocation. They handle fancy
dress goods, shirt waists, etc, and go
about from houss to bouse with their
wares. Usually men of thla class man
age to work a town without paying
any license, but these particular three
were reported to the police by a lady
who believes In patronizing borne mer
chants, and they were promptly baited
tor the recorder's office, where they
each contributed two dollars to the
treasury for the privilege of peddling
from house to bouse, for one day, from
' ftpanMi War Vrta.
Jollet, 111.. June II. Several hun
dred veterans who wore the uniforms
ot Illinois volunteer during the late
unpleassntnees with Spain, are the
guests of Jollet today. . The encamp
ment will last three days and prom'
Ism to be the largest In the history of
the Illinois department of tb United
Western Dog Show,
' Santa Cruz. Cal., June 18. One of
the largest and most representative
exhibitions of blue-blooded cunlnos
ever seen in California' was opened
here today and wlfl'contlnue through
the balance of the week. Dogs and
their masters are here from all purls
of the Pacific coast, from Portland to
Los Angeles, and the, total value of
the ibow-wows Is estimated at nut less
than 120,000. i ' '
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. . Carr returned
last evening from Weiser. whf.re they
were called by the tragls death of a
cousin of Mr. Carr. The little fellow
m ltwliv.miulM4 to . oleosa by ha
ing run over by ''" passenger' train.
Mrs. Carr went on to Portland today
to spend few days with friends.
Fred G. Taylor Is expected home
from Salt Lake next Saturday.
E. Z. Carbine la home from Salt
Lake, where he attended the T. M. M.
I. A. convention. The other Union
county delegates ' will be ' returning
through the week. . '
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson of Eugene, ar
rived this morning on their way to
Summerville', to attend the Rlnehtirt
reunion. They were Joined here -by
their friend, Mrs. C. 8. Van Duyn, vi ne
Is spending the day with them. -
, . Troops In Camp.
Charleston, 8. C, June 18. Three
regiments ot the South Carolina 'na
tional guard went into encampment
today at Sullivan's Island, and will
maneuver In conjunction with '-the
regular troops at Fort Moultrie. -
Hllgard. Each town will be asked to
send their most beautiful young lady.
r The campaign for funds and assist
ance for the coming celebration has
brought out more genuine patriotism
than svsr evidenced before In this
town. Some, of course, because of
personal grouch, have refused to help
at all. They always do. But the spir
it manifested la In great contrast to
the grasping, greedy conduct usually
la evidence on a like occasion. In
stead of asking more than fair pay
for every bit of material or work need
ed, lumber, time, labor, teams, etc.,
have been freely offered and without
the expenditure of so great an amount
of money as Is usual, the crowds who
oome her will be entertained better
than ever before. The lawns ot the
city will be made free to our visitors,
and this alone Is one of the pleasant
est promises the city Is able to make
to Its visitors.
'Rah for ths Fourth t Three cheers
and a tiger!
New Tork, June II. The Subur
ban, second ot the !t,000 handicaps
of the metropolitan racing season, I
scheduled for tomorrow and Is the
principal subject of discussion In turf
circles today. Particular Interest at
t aches to ths showing of the 1-year-
olds. The only I -year-old to win the
Suburban was Africander, In ltOt,
with It pounds up. The Brighton,
last of the 111.000 handicaps, will be
run oa July It. Last year the 1-year-old
Peier Pan won this Juicy stake,
with III pounds up. . . .
O. II. 1 K. lUallng Foreign Freight,
Business In hauling perishable
freight (or the Northern Pacific road
continue le be bandied by the O. R.
AN. It I reported that the North-
era Pacific will not be fully able to
handle Its own business before the lent
of July, or eve . later. Pe ruthabl
freight only Is being sent thla way
St Paul. Minn.. June II. Elks of
the Twin Cities, reinforced by mem
ber of the order from several North
Dakota cities and from all over Mln
nesota, wilt descend upon the town of
; BY REPUBLICS
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CAM VOll TARIFF RKVISION AND JSgUALITT.
J XR HUtiHOUIS
After AB-Nlptil Scmiod ami nc WranKtliiff, tlio Anti-liiJuTOtion rUwik ur
laM-rtrd Following Sturdy lfciuamls for It From TWi WimHn' Vet
Sxlirvne Given Ptwili MowDcnl With Currency Question -KxtoU,
ItopuliIIi-an Jtolsii lnnxrU Conim.iiuU iW nt ' AilniiiilMrailon' for
Preservation of Natural Kiwiiikwj-Hto of Adopinl I'liMfortn b WW.jr
and Covers All NiuioiutI I.-wuin of Toilny. V
iThe resolutions committee reported'
the republican national "platform to
the convention shoiily after It con
vened at 10:17. The 'platform follows:
Caoee of Uio Friile,
"Once more the republican party
In convention assembled, submits the
cause of the people. This great his
toric organisation that destroyed
slavery, preserved the union, restored
credit' expanded the national domain,
eatabUahed sound financial systems.
developed. 1ridutrlM. and .resources,
gave the American nation a seat of
honor In the councils tt the world,
now meets new problems of govern
ment with the same courage with
which It solved the old. In this, the
greatest era of American advance
ment, the republican party has reach
ed Its highest service under the lead
ership of President Rorseevlt In no
ether period since national sovereign
ty won under Washington, or pre
served under Lincoln, has such
might progress been made by the
American nation. The highest aspir
ations of the American people found
voice In the republican party. Con
science and courage In public station
reached higher standards and right
and wrong of private life became the
cardinal principles of Its political
faith. Capital and labor have been
brought into closer relations; abuse
ft wealth and all evils of privilege
and favoritism has been put to scorn
by virtue of Justice and fair play.
( Roosevelt's AorompUxiimenfai.
The great accomplishments of
Theodore Roosevelt has been first and
foremost his brave and Impartial en
BemldJI today, where the fourth en
nual meeting of the Minnesota State,
" . . . .
lssoclatlon Of Elks will be held dur-
Ing the next three da)-.
1 I0UCHT.TO BE Tilt
I IT I ol every citizen to
I How citizens ulil esteem him for his goodness,
his kindnest, and his usefulness. The principles of
. . '.
iood citizenship should constitute the code of rules
for every kind of business whether public or private.
This applies particularly
cause, owing to the limited knowledge of the qualities
or drugs by the general public, It follows that the re- z
liability of the druggist Is the chief guarantee of f:
HILL'S DRUG STORE
I La Grande
j IU ilL LU
ciTicncn L'iiu Tur tiv"
AND OTtlKR 8ALHMT FEA TURKS.
forcement of laws, hla prosecution ,J
Illegal trusts and monopolies,
"Exposure and punishment of evil
doers In public service; more effect
ive . regulations' of rates and servk'o
of great transportation lines; a com-
plete overthrow of preferences, and
the arbitration of labor dlupuies; tho
amelioration of the condition cf the
workers of thefcouatry; cotKH-rvatluti
ot national resources' and the forward
step tn the Improvement of our !n!u V
' . Adopt Ttirm Pollrtfi.
. "We declare unfaltering adherent''
to the policies thus inaugurated and :
pledge our party to their continuance
under a republican administration of
the government under guidance ot re
publican principles the American peo
ple have become the richest nation In
the world; the United States now owns
one-fourth of , th world's wealth;
makes one-third of the modern man
ufactured products, yet the great nat
ural wealth of the country haa scarce
ly been touched. With gratitude for
God's bounty, with pride in the splen
did productiveness ot the past, and
confident that there will be plenty and
prosperity In the future, the repub
lican party declares for the principle,
that In the development and enjoy
ment' of a wealth so great and bless
ings to benign, there be equal oppor
tunity for all.
A Panacea In a Crlola.
"Nothing so clearly demonstrates
the sound basis upon which the com
mercial, Industiiul and agricultural
Interests are founded and the neces
sity for promoting their Continued wel
fare through operation of republican
., ,. .... . ,
the nation through the financial dls-
(Continued on page I.)
HAPPINESS ANDi GLORY
so live and act that his fcl-
to the druj business, be