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LA GRANDE, CNION COTJNTY, OREGON FRIDAY, J fMJ 13, 1008.
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FOURTEENTH NATIONAL COMMON AOJQUBKS SINE DIE SHORTLY
:; l: AVt.-AFTER. ELE VEK TODAY " '
KBTf VOHKER OS TICKET SPELLS SUCCESS FOR THE PARTY
JAMES 8. SHERMAN, CONGRESSMAN FROM NEW YORK, , ;
' , HAS LONG BEEN BEFORE THE PUBLIC EVE.
Soon Became Evident That There Would Be But Little Difficulty In Nam
liuulng Sherman Ureal Ovations Given tho New Yorker Tuft and
Kooeevelt Send Congratulations Leaders Believe the Team In a Strong
One and Will Win Uie Contest Afternoon Seiit in Celebrating Victory
, Xo Ul-Foeling; ExUtu.
The Vk-e-PrmUlentlul Vote.
JAMES S. SHERMAN ......... .81
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James Schoolcraft Sherman wai
born In Utica, N. Y., on October 84.
1855. He received his academic and
collegiate education, graduating from
Hamilton college In the class of 1878;
wan admitted to the bar In 1880; Is
a practicing lawyer; also president of
the Utlea Trust 4 Deposit company,
and president of the New Hartford
Canning company; has served In these
public positions: Mayor of Vtlca. del
egate, to the republican national con
vention In 1892; chairman of the New
York state republican convention In
1895. and again In 1900; was elected
to the ROth, 6lt. 53d. G4lh. 65th, G6th, j
5-"th, 58th and 59th Congresses, and
re-elected to the 6'th cungress, re
. oelvlng 24, 027 votis to 19,767 for the
democratic-united labor party Inde
pendence It-ague candidate.
' -.The Coliseum, fl.'cago. June. 19.
.-' The last dny saw the convention cr.Ued
to order at 10:19 by Chairman Lodge,
who had Just previously said: .
"Tnero Is nothing to tt buttierman
for vice-president." . .
Woodruff Nominates Sherman.
State Chairman Timothy 'Woodruff
. waa then recognlied, his nominating
speech lusting 10 minutes. The sec
onding speech was of t minutes' dur
ation. Woodruff presented the name
of J. S. Sherman, who sat smiling In
" i ( the midst of the New York delegation.
'"Joseph Cannon then seconded In a
, speech of stirring eloquence. Sher
' -man's nomination was then made
I'm) it by Rabbi.
Prayer was offered hy Rabbi Tobias
Pi-hocnfarbe, who expressed thanks
for the nomination of a man of "a
strong mind, a true heart and a strong
will, hut open to conviction. One
whom the lust of offlco cannot buy."
. Chainnnn Lodge formally announc
ed the nomination of William II. Tuft
'for the presidency at 10:11. lie re
ceived great applause.
The New Tork delegation then en
tered with a. banner bearing a big pic
ture of Representative Sherman,
while the band played "A Hot Time
In the Old Town." Sherman entered
shortly afterward, and was given a
big ovation. When roll call for nom
inations was started, Delaware yielded
, its place to New Tork.
;r' ' Woodraffe Spen-h.
" 1 In his speech nominating Sherman,
Chairman Woodruff said In part:
' "Wi feel that unless our state Is'
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given snf-ona piece srter we unsuc
ceesfur presented the name of a
presldtatlal eandidate, we will return
to our vast constituency of New Tork
without a certainty that the ticket
will meet with success." I
New Yorker RpWis hnnreMs.
He said no national republican1
ticket with a New Yorker ea It was
Ttf defeated, eicept when the dsm -
T; SCATTERING 1 53
ocrats placed a Now Torker at the
head of their ticket. H paid a high
tribute to Sherman for hla services In
"Our candidate la one of the
strongest men in the nation. As pres
ident of a national bank he Is strong
In the financial region. He la well
versed in the Intricate problem of
business and finance."
When ho mentioned the name of
Sherman tho lutter was given a big
ovation,1 early indicating that be
would be an easy winner. .'
Cannon' Second Nomination.
When Sherman's name was . pre
sented. Speaker Joe Cannon was rec
ognized and seconded tho nomination.
He s:ild in part:
" 'Uncle' Joe would rather be door
keeper In the house of the Lord than
dwell In the tents of wickedness."' Ho
wn forced to wait until; tho cheering
stopped, whin tie continued:
"Wnce the organisation of the par
ty, tho republicans have been faith-j
ful to the hopes, Ideals, expirations o:
the Armrlcim people." He went on
to congratulate tho convention upon
Taft's nomination. ,
As he concluded he was given tlw
gi-tattet ovutlon of the day.
F. A. Dcnnlson of Illinois, a nro
was railed lo the chair, and presided
over the convention, which Chairman
Lodge took tho floor and placed thi
name of Guild In nomination.
Cs ilium Predicts Victory.
Csnnon had his trousers tucked In
the tops of his Congress gnltors ami
his vest opened when he'left the plat
form. It wan hot, and he poured let
water on his head, and the back ol
hl.t neck. He !a!d:
"Taft and Sherman v.111 fill the bill.
I believe (he Kill be elected,"
Senator Onlllnger of New Hamp
shire, offertnl a resolution naming
Lodge as chairman of the committee
to notify Taft of the nomination and
Senator Tenrose as chairman of the
committee to notify Sherman. Lodgi
refused to incept, suggesting Kcnntot
Warner of Mlxaourl. This was agreeo
to. but Penrose refused to serve. Sn
ator Burrows then took his place.
A Winner From the Una.
When the Vote was taken It Wat
reniized almost Immedjstely that Sher
man woul dwln. The New Tork Vote
of 78 gsve hint the nomination.
, Senator Crane of Massachusetts,
made a motion that the nomination
be made unanimous. Lodgs announc
ed that the national committee would
meet for organisation Immediately
after adjournment. The 14th nation-
al convention then adjourned sine die
Taft Rrlgn at Once1.
Washington, D. C, June II. It was
formally announced today that Cen
eral Luke E. Wright of Memphis.
Tenn., former governor of the Phil
Ipplnes. will succeed William H. Taft
as secrets ry of wsr. Taft announced
officially, that ha will resign June If.
Roosevelt Wires) CssMrratalaUnew.
1 Prosidenl Roosevelt today wired
Sherman." ' ,
"Accept my hearty congratulations
and earnest good wishes tor the suc
cess of the ticket Taft and Sher
man." ' , .
Taft Pats Ilia Mat. ,
1 Taft sent the following wire to Sher
man: '.',"' '. ,.';' , '
"I sincerely congratulate you on
your nomination. I welcome you as
a colleague to Join ojpr contest, and
look forward With confldenca in the
result of our Joint struggle. Will you
meet me In Cincinnati tomorrow to
One o,f the matters Is' the choice of a
The Vote by States.
For Sherman Alabama U, Arkan
sas 18, California tO, Colorado 9, Con
necticut . blank, j Delaware (, Florida
10, Georgia 28, Idaho 6, Illinois 61,
Indiana 28, Iowa 15, Kansas 19, Ken
tucky tt, Louisiana 15, Maine 9, Mary
land 16, Massachusetts blank, Mich
igan 20, Minnesota 22. Mississippi 19,
Missouri "36, Montana blank,' Nebras
ka 12,' Nevada (, New Hampshire 8,
New Jersey blank, New York 78,
North Carolina 24, North Dakota 8,
Ohio 26, Oklahoma 14, Oregon 14,
Pennsylvania 60, Rhode Island 8,
South Carolina 17, South Dakota 8,
Tennessee 24, Texas 86. Utah 8, Ver
mont 8, Virginia 24, Washington 10,
West Virginia 13, Alaska 2. Arizona 2,
FATCLEAN-UP (IE III. THE HOP
: MII IIES: f 1 STEPHENS
Al Stevens,, former engineer, but
now lessee snd malinger of the Camp
Carson mines. Is down from the prop
erty, with the first clean-up pf the
season. Any one could tell that Mr.
Stephens is well pleased with the ro
sult of tho run, for thsre Is a broad
miIo on his fnce, and as he walk,
his pockets sag shamefully. Mr. Ste
vens hns been working nine men up
until yesterday, when he let two of
them go, because they cannot at pres
ent be used to advantage. Mining Is
!lke any other business there munt
be enough help to do the necessary
work, hut more than that number
niO CELEBRATION IN
. . SAX UlANfNO Jl'LY 4.'
Gradual .V-M-inlilln of Slilw In tlw
Atlantic I lil t lli-tng Marie ut San
FrniU'lM-o Preparatory to Sailing for
the I'nr I-'.iwt Itlg Naval Crlrbrn-!
Iloil Scheduled for July Fourth,
When National Salute Will lie'
I'lrctl l,ate July 7,
Kan Francisco, June 19. Sixteen
buttleshlps of thn Atlantic fleet are
gradually assembling In the bay'pre
paratory for departure on July 7. The
streets ar filled with Jackie. In a
few days Ihe fleet will again be an
chored within sight of Ihs city. There
will soon arrive the cruiser squadron
of Admiral Dayton to Join them.
July Fourth will be made notable
by a naval celebration, and the firing
of a national salute of 21 guns. It I
probable that Admiral Swinburne will
take charge of the Pacific fleet be
fore It sails for Samoa and the Phil
ippines on August I. Dayton will
Invitation by Illnriiarte.
The Rlneharts hereby cordially In
vite all their friends to attend the
family reunion tomorrow and Sunday
at the J. H. Klnehart home, near
Summerville. Tomorrow will be
given over to a good time entirety.
Sunday thers will be devotional services.
District of Columbia 2. Hawaii 2, New
Mexico 2, Philippines 2. Forto Rico 2.
Wisconsin 4, Montana 6.
This afternoon Is being spent in
celebrating. Delegates and visitors
are cheering for the nominees. Many
leaders are so tired that they went to
their hotels to rest. , There Is a gen
eral feeling of satisfaction among the
republicans over the result. All lll
feellng; is being forgotten. The In
diana delegates, however,' have not
recovered from the resentment at the
whtla he was nominating Fairbanks.
The Wisconsin delegation Is also In a
bad humor over the failure of the res
olutions committee to put up a more
radical platform. They speak of Rep
resentative Cooper as the hero In jthe
minority report and fighting for it on
the floor. The vice-presidential can
didates who retired are Hammond and
Knight, Dolllver and Cummins. All
express confidence In the ticket.'
. Congressman ' Martin Olmstead of
Pennsylvania, said: With - the Taft
Sherman ticket in the flold his state
would give the republicans a majority
of half a million. New Yorkers say
It. will be a hard fight In their state
this fall, the democrats claiming they
will carry the state by a big majority
as a result of the dissension In the re
publican ranks. v
are In tho way.
The amount of money brought down
by Mr. Stevens Is very satisfactory.
Indeed, considering tho fnct that the
mine Is only In tho way of being open
ed. The r.nlnboiv claim, upon which
they are BIho working, gives Indica
tions of being one of the best placet
properties In eastern Oregon, and on
June 7, the men uncovered a four
foot led;e that looks good to the ex
perienced miner. Mr. Stevens Is tak
ing samples of the ore with him u.
Portland, where he will go Tuesday
morning for a visit'. with his family,
and will have several assays made. .
CALLED TO ORDER
CLAYTON' OF ARKANSAS IS,
linmodhiiHy Follnuliitf Adjournment
! of the Ci.mcntlou, the Naliiiiuil Re
publican Conimlttixj Met ami Or
ganlxicl TcuiKirarlly Sixvinl Com
inltlcti Is Out Ixiinilng Choice of
Ltiiriliig Cumlldntr Secretary Do
ver Is Still Stvitlsry,
Chicago, Juno 19. Tho hew nation
al republican committee met Imme
diately after adjournment of the con
vention snd im lei ted General Powell
Clayton of Arkansas, as chairman, to
serve until such time as the candi
dates derided on a msn to hold the
Elmer Dover of Ohio, was re
elected secretary, and Sergeant-at-Arms
Btone wss re-elected. The fol
lowing sub-commltte was appointed
snd Instructed to Interview the can
didates, to asrertaln their choice of s
permanent chairman. General Clay
ton, former Qovernor Ilerrtck ol
Ohio; Frank Kellogg of Minnesota;
Charles Nagel, of Missouri; William L.
Ward, of New York; Senator Borah,
of Idaho; E. C, Duncan, of North
Carolina and Frank Lowden nf lilt
Washington, D. C. Juno 19 The
Hyde-Benson land fraud case went lo
the Jury today after the attorneys hsd
consumed several hours la closing
III1CTI1 TO IE
CDUI1T HT1M! EG
CIRCUIT JUDGE CRAWFORD OVERRULES miON BY DEFENDANT TOT
V :, C DISMISS (MJUNCTIOS-
ft A I I II ft I II ' sa j4 a .
KUUNLI IN LtlSL EIGHT FAVOnS' JULIUS MM
The answer of the district attornev
to the complaint , of Julius RoeBch.
asking thtt the county court be re
strained from entering of record the
resu ltof the recent elfccjlon as It af-
lecis me saloons, was filed this fore
noon. It denies In toto the allegations
of the plaintiff regarding the illegal
ity of the acts of the county clerk, the
county court, and the sheriff, and al
leges that the petition asking for an
election on the prohibition question
was signed by 543 legal voters of the
county, and that at the election In
1904 the total vote cast for Justice
of the supreme court of the state was
3030. Consequently, that the petition
was signed by more than 10 per cent
of the vote for supreme Judge cast at
the preceding election. )
The answer goes on to recite the
acts of the clerk, couty court and
sheriff, and as exhibit A In the case,
there are appended to the answer af
fidavits from each of the men who
posted notices In the -different pre
cincts, as follows, giving the namo of
the precinct, the man who did the
posting, and the date on which the
notices were ported: '
FUrkey, Robert 8. Parker. Mi ii.
Camp . Carson, Wllllum Henderson,
May 13; Summervllle. C. IV, Oliver.
May 17; Inland City, C. II. Coniiev.
May 12: Alleel. Thomas Clark. Mnv
1-'; tmhler, J. Q. '.Kerry, May IB:
North Elnln. William Morelock, May
IS; South Elgin, 3. C. Austin, May 15:
Hllgnrd, D. W. Konford, Mny 15; Per
ry, Charles, Coalwel, May' 12; Ka-
n: Ia, (ieortctt f. Parker, M.-y 13; from
herlff Chllilers, affidavits that ho
personally posted the requisite notices
In La Ornni'e, Cove, Vnloti, Pin Creek
snd North Powder, and Hint he 'had
delivered the notices for the Teloeuset
precinct, known its Antelope, to one
Case Prcscott, who promised to post
Ihem. In this last affidavit the sheiirf
joes no to say that he personally saw
'.he notices posted III the Antelone
precinct at a Onto more than 12 days
previous to the election.
Lastly, the Instrument praya that
the Injunction granted the plaintiff ot
l previous date be dissolved.
District Attorney I van hoe did not
demur -to the complaint, but met the
Issue squarely on the allegations of
the complaint and after taklnie un the
hr l1 -t-4ttl I t
IG11GHT TO BE Tilt
ol every citizen to so
flow citizens uill esteem him for liis goodness,
his kindness, and liis usefulness!- The principles of
good citizenship should constitute the code of rules $
for every kind of business
This applies particularly
cause, owinl to the limited
of druis by the general public, it follows that the -re-
liability of the Clrutflst
good sen ice. '
HILL'S DRUG STORE
f La Grande Jt
allegations separately, denied each
and every ono, and asked the court to
set asldo the temporary Injunction.
The district attorney set out tho
fact that while the complaint alleges
that the original petition was not le
gal. It failed to stipulate In what par.
tlcuiar It was In error, Ho also took
the position that the validity of tho
petition could not be raised after the
N He held that the court's order to
place the local option question on tho
ballot was regular and legal.
The district attorney further set up
the fact that the notices were actu
ally posted and that the ' complaint
does not allege that all waji Irregular,
only. In some particular precincts.
The attorney went on to take th
position that owing to tho fact that
ever vote cast In the disputed pre
cincts for and ngalnst, only numbers
134, and that these 134 votes could
be thrown out and still have a ma
jority for local option of 656.
He further hejd that the complaint
did not sen out thjt the .plaintiff lost
any rights by the fact that t!i notices
were not pouted ns alleged.
Numerous authorities were cited.
At 2:35 he closed his opening argu
. Plaintiff Makes Answer.
Attorney H. F. Wilson of Union,
who appeared for tho plaintiff, 'own
ed by stating that It would require
some evidenc e before the .court could
dlHKolvi. thn Injunction, lu faro of Ihe
general allegation of the complaint.
Ilo then alleged that the county court
made tlx? order to place the qejilon
on the ballot without Jurisdiction.
There wss no allegation in either
complaint or reply that the county
clerk had ever I m tied the order. The
ph.lntlff alleged .that the clerk C. not
officially issue these notices and de
liver them to the sheriff.
The plaintiff was apparently spar
ring for time. He went on to affirm
lhat the allegation in the complaint
were sufficient lo cnuse the court to
make an Investigation of the facts
and allegations set by submlMion of,
IIimIkIii In Rebuttal.
. .Assistant District Attorney Hodglna
(Continued on page I.)
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