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LA GRANDE, UNION COCNTY, OREGOX. TI KSDAV, JULY 7, 1008.
TOTAL VOTE lOF
1,002 FIRST Til
AN EXILUSTIVE REPORT OP ,
FINE POLITICAL POINTS.
Johnson and Gray Booms (or the
Presidency Are Dying Oat and
Nothing Can Revive Them Bryan's
Boom the Healthiest Thing In Den-
ver Today Labor Drafting Plank
to Go Into tlte Platform Demands
terlaUy- Weather is Ideal and Not
By GUion Gardner, staff correspond
ent.) Denver, July 7. The ourlously
varied effects of the altitude of Den
ver on the human system has been du
plicated with regard to the democratic
presidential situation. To some per
sons the thin, dry air of Denver Ih
stimulating, and to others It is de
pressing. Bryan Boom Healthy.
The Bryan boom today is the heal
thiest thing In Denver. It was pretty
good upon Its arrival, and has been
taking on strength ever since.
Gray's Boom Waning.
John Gray's boom, which Is young.
'was vigorous whet, it started for the
convention, but Is now In a state of
collapse. Not even the arrival of a
tralnload of Minnesota trained nurses
Is able to revive the waning spirits of
the Johnsonltes. The last pulse beats
of Gray's boom were counted today.
The Johnson and Gray managers con
tinue to assert that the names of their
candidates will be presented to the
convention, though they have given up
hope of preventing the nomination of
Landslide for Bryan.
Indications today are that Bryan
will receive 800 votes on the first bal
otjtjsa strong possibility that
when the roll call is ended and before
hey are ., officially announced, the
states voting for Johnson and Gray
will withdraw their ballots and cant
them for Bryan, thus, giving him the
entire 1002 votes of the convention.
Weather In Ideal.
The weather pi) the morning of the(
Initial g 2nd quadrennial convention of
the democratic party, Is ideal. The
sky Is cloudless, the air cool and crisp
In pleasing contrast to the swelter
ing torrldlty of St. Louts four years
A few little odds and ends had to
be cleared up by the national com
mittee before the convention was ac
tually called to order.
Blight Hitch In Bryan Boom.
The work of the Bryan "plledrlver"
was somewhat Interfered with by a
couple of money wrenches thrown In
to its Insldes by the Illinois and Penn-
Ing the national committee held an
adjourned meeting to dispose of the
Pennsylvania and Idaho contests. The
New Tork delegation met again at 10
this morning to receive reports from
Its own little sub-committee on the
platform, of which ' Lewis Nixon,
Bryan's friends, Is chairman. 1
Labor Drafting Its Planks.
Meantime Gompers and associates
of the executive council of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, ' were, put
ting the finishing touches on the
planks which are desired by organized
labor at the hands of the convention.
V lee-Presidency Up In the Air.
The vlce-presldentlal nomination Is
still In the air and will probably re
main there until the platform la out
of the way.
Demands and ConeesHlons.
Although Gompers Is hopeful that
he may come to satisfactory terms
with the convention, there Is at pres
ent considerable discrepancy between
what the representatives of organized
albor are demanding and what Bryan's
managers are willing to concede.
What Gompers and associates are
asking is that no Injunction shall be
Issued at all In cases of labor dis
putes. What Gompers Asks.
The text of the Gompers resolution
THE TVEHTY-SECOHD DEMOCRATIC
EilTII IS III SESSION
TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN BELL LOOMS INTO
' NATIONAL RATHER THAN STATE RENOWN.
First Convention In the Went Marked by Great Biriendor Minute Descrlp
. Uon of the Auditorium Which Seats 12,000 People Adjourn Shortly Af
ter Noon In Tribute to Late Grover Cleveland Wild Enthusiasm In the
Blonster Building .When Taggart Rapped for Order.
4 Program In Brief.
Denver, July 7. Today's con-
vention program follows: , ..
. ;, :I0 Meetinr of executive 4
council ef the American Fed- 4
eration of Labor. 4
4 v 10 Meeting of the national
4 committee to decide on remain- 4
ing contests., 4
4 10 Adjourned meeting of
4 New Tork' delegation to discuss 4
4 platform. 4
4 11 Convention hall Is opened 4
4 with band concert. - 4
4 12 Convention called to or- 4
4 der by Chairman Taggart. 4
4 Cull for convention read by 4
4 Secretary Woodson.
4 Prayer by Archbishop Keane 4
4 of Wyoming. 4
4 Announcement of names of
4 temporary officers. 4
4 Keynote speech delivered by 4
4 Temporary Chairman Theodore 4
4 A. Bell of California. 4
4 Announcement of names of 4
4 committeemen from the various 4
4 states. 4
4 Introduction of resolutions of 4
4 respect to the memory of ex- 4
4 President Grover Cleveland. 4
4 Adjournment until tomorrow,. 4
June 11, 1880-rRlchmond, Breck
enrldge and Lane.
June a, 1860 Baltimore, Bracken
August t, 1864 McClellan and
Pendleton, ' L
July 4, 1868 New Tork, Seymour
July 6, 1872 Baltimore, Greeley
July 27, 1876 St. Louis, Tllden and
July 28, 1880 Cincinnati, Hancock
July 8, 1884 Chicago, Cleveland
July t. 1888 St. Louis, Cleveland
June 21, 1812 Chicago, Cleveland
and Stevenson. ' '
July 7, 1896 Chicago, Bryan and
Sewell. I '
July 4, 1800 Kansas City, Mo
Bryan and Stevenson.
July , 1804 St Louis, Parker and
The flood failed to stop Bell, the
temporary chairman, after an all
night ride, first on a handcar, later
on a special train, he arrived here at
8 o'clock this morning and went to
(Continued on page 4.)
Since 18S6 the following democrats
were nominated for president and
vice-president at the places named:
June 2, 1866 Charleston, Douglas
June 18, 1660 Baltimore, Douglas
Summer Goods of all
Kinds Dress Goods, Ladies
Suits, Dress Skirts, Ladies'
Waists In Nett Silk, Lawns
and Linen Ladies Long and
ALL LADIES' TRIMMED HATS HALF PRICE
' Johnson's Presentation Sure.
By a vote of 11 to t Connecticut
delegation decided to yield to Minne
sota when the roll is called for nom
inations for the presidency, In order
that Representative Hammond of
Minnesota may place In nomination
Governor Johnson. -
' Enthusiasm Runs High.
When Taggart rapped for order the
aisles were choked' with delegates.
The confusion Increased when the
Nebraska delegation marched down
the aisle carrying a gold banner
bearing Bryan's picture. While the
sergeant-at-arms was trying to seat
the delegates the Callfornlans aped
the Nebraskana by carrying Bryan's
picture on a banner. Taggart became
excited and declared that no more
banners would be allowed. Taggart
"I cannot refrain from calling your
attention to the fact that this conven
tlon meets arrrld scenes of enthusiasm
and determination. Victory shall
crown our efforts, which hsve never
before been equalled In a democratic
convention. The party never faced
brighter prospects. Ws ore sure of
a triumphant campaign."
Then followed the prayer by Arch
, bishop Keane.
I The Auditorium, Denver, Col., July
j 7. The democracy of the enst and
west today joined hands within the
j shadow of the snow-cind Rockies to
name ramlldutrs for president and
T vice-president, and to formulate a set
of policies upon which to appeal to
the voters of the nation.
A 11000,000 'Auditorium.
For the first time In Its history the
party had recognised the claims of the
fsr west In the selection of meeting
place. Denver, Justly proud of the
honor conferred upon her, had pro.
vlded a brand new auditorium, th
best equipped of Its kind In America.
T The building cost the taxpayers of the
I ctty 1600,000. In addition, they sub
scribed to a fund of 1100,000 for, the
entertainment of the delegates and
other visitors, who hsve been pouring
Into town by the thousands In the past
Long before noon, the hour set for
the Initial session of the 22nd quad
rennial democratic convention, the
streets In th vicinity of the big, gold
domed building were Jammed with
people waiting for the doors to be
thrown open. Trim, carefully
groomed easterners, clad In long coats,
"plug" hats and derbies, knocked el
bows with less punctiliously dressed
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SPECIAL BARGAINS in Men's,
and Children's Suits ALL I
Pacific coast '. states. The "Merry
Widows" of the Denver women and
the "Merry CoWboys" of the western
dolegatcs lent plcturesqueness to the
scene. - . .
; in order to prevent confusion about
the entrances, the police had roped
off all of the thoroughfares leading
to the structure. Signs over the door
ways Indicated the direction which
eoch holder of the much-prlxcd cards
of admission should take. Mayor
Speer had assumed personal charge
of the handling of the crowds outside,
and a small army of policemen was
detailed to preserve order, their work
making the task of the ticket-takers
; Magnificent Decorations.
As the audience edged Its way Into
the building it was greeted with a ka
leidoscopic panorama of color. The
rtenl1ticn vikkVoVIx . - w
elaborate as well as ths most arttBtlc
ever attempted for a similar function.
Up above the stage of the chairman.
dropped from a steel rafter waa a
magnificent oil painting of George
Washington, framed In gilt and meas
uring 8x10 feet Draped behind It
were two huge American flags, while
feBtooned about it were yards upon
yards of trl-colored bunting.. To the
right was a similarly draped picture of
Andrew Jackson, and to the left one
of Thomas Jefferson. On the opposite
wall was a portrait of the last demo
cratic president of the United States,
Grover Cleveland, bordered with black
In mute evidence of the. prevailing
feeling of sorrow, both party and na
tional, over his recent death.
Back of the platform upon which
were seated the members of the na
tional committee, was a row of Cali
fornia palms. Twenty stuffed eagles,
carrying In their beaks long streamers
of red, white and blue, were suspend
ed from the celling Immediately over
the stage. Around the front of the
balconies and galleries were strung
, (6,000 yards of bunting, while at In
tervals of 10 feet had been placed
American shields. Studding the cell
ing were trl-colored stars, each ten
feet In diameter, representing the
various states, territories and Insular
possessions. In the corners and about
the sides of the mala floor were more
SesUa II,0O People.
The total number of seats was 18,-
000. The space Immediately In front
and at the sides of the platform had
been equipped for the use of the 400
newspaper correspondents who have
come to tell the world all about It As
la the recent republican convention at
Chicago, the press associations were
permitted to Install In their reserva
tions telegraph operators with sound
less keys for the bulletining of Import
ant features of the proceedings. Down
below the stsge, reached by stairways
leading from the press section, were
rooms set apart for ths use of the
telegraph companies and press asso
In the center of the hall were the
1002 comfortable opera chairs occu
plea by the delegates, and back ot
these the seats of the alternates. In
each of these sections were two worn
en, Colorado and Utah each having
sent a delegate and an alternate. Mrs
50c $1.25 to 2.00 25c
k-in Hand lies Ladies' Waists Mex. Straw Hats
27c 68c 13c
Ladies' Dress Skirts of the famous
'Beverly Make" Worth up to
MEN'S 7c TO 3o, DRESS SHIRTS.
IN ALL COLORS AND ALL SIZES,
at '( wufi f fiu il "U MlZr
PUBLICIT VCAMPAIGN .
; WILL BEGIN AT ONCE.
P. C. Lavey, a Man of Wide Expert,
ewoe la "BooBUng," WU1 at Oooe
Enter Upon Ills Duties Booklet
Are High Clans, and Very Attract
ive Comes Fr.v-t a Similar Field In
National Bank Building.
The board of managers of the Com
mercial club met last night, and em
ployed P. C. Lavey, late of Muskogee,
Ok la., where he was successfully en
gaged In boosting the town, to take'
charge of the promotion program'
planned by the Commercial club. Mr,
Lavey Is a very pleasant man to meet, ;
and Is widely traveled and well read.
He has a fund of valuable Information
gained through several years of active
experience In the work he Is now en
tering upon, and the board of manag
ers of the club Is to be congratulated
upon securing his services. Mr, Le
vey's wife Is at present at the home
of her parents In Kansas, but will soon
join her husband here. He will take
up his work at once. The headquar
ters of the publicity campaign have
not been definitely settled upon, and
for the present Mr. Lavey will use
the club rooms In the La Grande Na
tional Bank building.
The booklets now on ths press for
the club, are nearly ready. Mr. La
vey has seen them and commends
them very highly. As soon as they
arrive, the work of sending them out
will at once begin.
Mr. Lavey has a peculiar magnetism
about him and during his brief stay
In La Grande he has already made
many friends among the business men
who cannot help but admire his frank
manner and the deep vim and spirit
that actuates his conversation. Dur
ing the time that Mr. Collier was
making his successful canvass for
funds to maintain a brilliant street
lighting system, Mr. Lavey was right
at his heels, making new acquaint
ances at every turn. P. C. Lavey Is a
second "Booster Tom" Richardson.
(Continued on pegs t.l
Postage oa Letters Will Be Don Ma.
When the free delivery systsm be
gins the first of August, patrons of
the La Grande office will have to
double the postsge heretofore requir
ed upon city letters, two cents being
necessary whether ths letter Is deliv
ered within the city or In New Tork.
The publishers of The Observer and
the Star will be hardest hit by th
change In the postaga rates, having
to pay at the rate of a cent a pound
for all papers delivered from this of
fice, whether for city or ruroj deliv
ery. The pspers sent out from her
to other towns In ths county will, be
corrled free, as before.
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I OUGHT TO BE THE HAPPINESS AND GLORY
! I -II-1 01 every c,t,zcnt0 80 live and act lhat n,s fcl'
i now citizens uill esteem him for his goodness, i
his kindness, and his usefulness. The principles of 1
food citizenship should constitute the code of rules
for every kind of business whether public or private.
This applies particularly to the drug business, be- I
cause, owing to the limited knowledge of the qualities I
of drugs by the general public. It follows that the re
liability of the druggist Is the chief guarantee of
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