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A, W. CHUNKY, Publisher.
OREGON CITY OREGON
EVENTS OF THE DAY
Aa Interesting Collection of Items From
the Two Hemispheres Presented
in Condensed Form.
Twenty-four . hundred additional
Turkish troopi aro now on their way
It ia thought the Turks are preparing
for ' another massacre. Houses of
Christians are being marked by the
Sir Joseph Prestwich, porfessor of
geology at Oxford, and the author of
valuable geological works, died in Lon-
on, aged 84.
French offioers were grossly insulted
at Canea by Turkish soldiers. They
were oursed and reviled and swords
were drawn threatening their lives.
G. H. Penderson, a fisherman of As
toria, is missing, and, as be was very
despondent previons to bis disappear
noe, it is believed that he has com'
Notioes have been posted at all the
collieries of the Lehigh & Wilkesbarre
Coal Company, of Pennsylvania, that
work is discontinued until further no
tioe. Eight thousand men apd boys
President Jordan, of the Stanford
aniversity, has arrived at Seattle to
take oharge of the expedition whioh is
to sail on the steamer Albatross to in
estigate the seal fisheries on the
islands of the north, and study the life
and habits of the seals.
The largest single night's oatch of
salmon which has been made for many
years in the Columbia river, was taken
between midnight and dawn Tuesday
morning. The canneries were com
pelled to limit the boat to a certain
amount of fish each, as they were un
able to handle all that was brought in.
Unless significant signs fail, the
aquadron of United States warships,
just now stationed in the harbor of
New York, will be dispatobed soon on
an important mission. Those who
ahould be in a position to know say the
destination will be the ooast of Cuba.
Daring the last week work on all the
Teasels has been doubled in response to
a special order received from the seo
retary of the navy. The nature of this
order oannot be ascertained.
President Cleveland will take no ao
tlon as to the Cuban rebellion.
John M. Thurston, of Nebraska, was
made permanent ohairman of the Re
publican national convention at St.
Adolpb Padelford is dead in Paris.
He was the the husband of Bettina
Oirard, the actress, whom he paid
$20,000 to drop her name.
The pump house of the North End
Water Works, Taooma, was burned
down, leaving that entire section of
the oity without water for a day.
Sarah Blackburn obtained a verdict
at Oregon City from the Southern Fa
oiflo Railway Company for $2,000 for
the kililng of Mark Blackburn, by a
train at a street crossing.
As a result of the recent warm
weather rivers and crooks in Idaho are
booming, and lands in many places
are overflowed. It is estimated that
damage to the amount of $12,000 has
been done to the road between Wallace
Owing to poor attendance and bad
weather, the Portland baseball olnb of
the I'aoiflo loauge, has been disbanded.
The Scuttle club followed suit. Ta
ooma will make an effort to bold to
gether. An effort will bo made to
have desultory games throughout the
John Connors shot Mamie Mulligan
three times in the head, in Chicago.
. He then shot himself through the right
temple. He is dead. The girl is not
expected to live. The deed was com
mitted because the girl would not
marry him. Connors is 45 years old,
and Miss Mulligan is 10.
The British steamer Druniniond Cas
tle, Captain N. M. i'icrio, from Cape
Town, for London, collided with an
unknown steamer near Brest, France.
She sank; in three minutes with 144
passengers and 103 offioers and orew on
,board. Two men were picked up by a
Halting boat. The fate of the steamer
with which she collided is not known.
News of a terrible earthquake, in
volving the loss of over a thousand
lives, has reached Yokohama from the
island of Yesso, which contains the
northern provinces of Japan. The
subterraneous disturbance lasted about
twenty hours, and during that period
the utmost terror prevailed. Ground
rumblings are described as resembling
the roar of distant cannon. Shock fol
lowed shock almost in uninterrupted
accession. In all it was estimated
that about 150 shocks occurred. The
whole town of Kuruaishl is destroyed
by a tidal wave, which accompanied
the earthquake. Many disasters to
hipping are reported from the tidal
A Requisition Provided For.
Washington. Acting Secretary of
the Interior Sims has approved and
provided for a requisition on the treas
ury for the payment of $.'2,000 to every
state included in the Morrill act of
1890 for the endowment of agricultural
and mechanical colleges in the United
States. This is to apply for the fiscal
Belgrade. A serious conflict has
taken place between Servian officials
and Montenegrins at Kuraamlida.
Several persons were killed and
wounded on both sides.
Mutt Be Brought to Trial.
A Cape Town dispatch says the seo
retary of state for the Transvaal has
telegraphed the British high oommis
sioner there that, having in view the
welfare and peaoe of South Africa, the
Transvaal government ia convinced
that the proofs in its possession, whioh
are at the disposal of Great Britain,
now completely justify and oompel the
bringing to trial of Cecil Rhodes, Al
fred Beit and Dr. Harris, all of the
British South Africa Company, and
connected with the raid into the Trans
vaal. The secretary adds that the
Transvaal secretary is obliged to press
this step on Great Britain, and also to
urge that all oontrol of the British
Chartered South Africa Company be
transferred to Great Britain.
The Justice Was "peedy.
Paul Eamaune, a kanaka, was bang
ed in the prison corridor in Folsom,
Cal., for the murder of Mrs. Ellen
RoMuson at Latrobe, Eldorado county,
on Any 6, 1890. The exeoutlon was
deovid of sensational incidents, and
was witnessed by only the few persons
required by law. The murderer died
without a word or a tremor on the
soaffold. He was pronounced dead
exactly 11 minutes after the fall of the
drop, his neck being broken. It was
the quickest execution on reoord, the
body being cut down just 13 minutes
after the prisoner left his cell.
Few Troops Will be Moved.
The programme for the annual move
ment of troops has been definitely ar
ranged at last, and the necessary orders
will go forward at once to department
commanders. There will be much
disappointment over the faot that with
the exoeption of two oompanies of the
11th infantry, the movements are oon-
flned to two regiments. It is under
stood that lack of funds is the cause for
Ten Ttaoosand Drowned.
A Yokohama dispatch says: It is
estimated that 10,000 people were
drowned by the tidal wave on the
island of Yesso, in the northern part of
Japan, wbioh aooompanied a succession
of frightful earthquakes lasting about
twenty hours. In addition to the town
of Kumassia, wbioh was wholly de
stroyed, many other ooast towns have
been washed away entirely or in part
The Strike Situation.
Every cannery on the lower Colum
bia river is in operation, some of them
taxed to their utmost capaoity to
handle the oatoh of fish, and it looks
as if the fishermen's strike is about
over for this year.
Venezuela for Gold.
Minister Andrada, of Venezuela, has
reoeived advioes from Caracas as to
the final ratification of the constitu
tional amendment by which Vene
uela adopts the gold standard.
George Delong, who had been pick
ing strawberries in Benton Harbor,
Mion. , has fallen heir to a fortune of
$150,000 by the death of an nnole in
the St. Louis tornado.
Five to Be Hanged.
Judge Parker, of the federal oourt,
of Fort Smith, Ark., has sentenced
Dennis Davis, George W. Wilson,
Frank Carver, Jesse and John Nonce
to be banged July 0, for murders com
mitted in the Indian territory. Carver
killed his mistress, Annie Maledon.
This is the second time he and Davis
have been sentenced.
Some BlUr Statistics.
Of the silver bullion purchased un
der the act of July 14, 1800, there are
now on hand 132,908,453 fine ounces;
the oost of this bullion is $119,941,055;
its coining value $173,541,414. The
total number of silver dollars ooined
from bullion purchased under the aot of
July 14, 1890, to June 1. 1898, was
48,104,651. Upon this coinage there
was a seignorage or prone oi fio,-
Patterson Was Kleo'ed.
C. T. Patterson, of Taooma, has been
eleoted commander of the G. A. R. for
the department of Washington and
Drowned in the Umatilla.
A young son of A. B. Hogue, of Pen
dleton, while playing on a footing over
the Umatilla river, lost his balance
and fell into the rapidly running
stream and was drowned. His body
has not been recovered.
Burial of the French Family.
The burial of the French family, the
victims of the reservoir disaster at
Baker City, took place in that oity, the
seven bodies all being interred in one
grave. The funeral was the most im
pressive, and the bodies were followed
to the cemetery by a procession of car
riages one mile in length.
Outbreak of Natives.
A new outbreak of the natives of
Matabeland occurred between Umtali
and Salisbury. At a meeting in that
vicinity June 9, of a number of chiefs
under Makoni, all except four agreed
to revolt, and several whites were mur
dered. General Dlmond Is Dead.
General W. M. Dimond, of the Cali
fornia National Guard, died at the
Gtliey house in New York.
Hold-rp Siear Baker City.
Tbe McEwen-Canyon City stage was
held up., six miles from McEwen, Or.,
by two masked men armed with re
volvers. They relieved one passenger
of $12 and then emptied the mail sacks,
taking all they deemed valuable.
Mauarred to m Man.
The report that the party headed by
the Marquis de Mores, consisting of 85
men. bound for the Soudan to enlist !
the Arab ohiefs against the British, has
been massacred to a man, ia confirmed.
Tbe members of the De Mores expedition
were killed near Cademas.
Frannlaco Building Collapsed,
Burying Sevan Persona.
San Francisco, June 34. Tbe three
story building at tbe oorner of Fifth
street and Mint avenue oollapsed at 4
o'clock this afternoon, burying a dozen
persons in the ruins. Two bodies
have been recovered, and it is feared
there are others in tbe debris. Tbe
list of dead follows:
Mrs. Erustein Silverstein. of 305
John May, laborer.
The injured are:
Patrick MoKeown, proprietor of tba
Brighton bouse, severe internal in
juries; may die; Richard Buoking, H.
Shepard, Dennis Griffin, Emeile Luon
berger, John Lyons, Simeon Dean,
Miss Sarah Byrne, skull fraotured,
right arm broken, right thigh frao
tured; Mrs. Joseph Byrue, Mrs. J. L.
Mabler, Miss Bessie Wilson, Miss Pearl
To add to the horror, a fire broke out
in the ruins shortly after the aooident,
but it was extinguished before reach
ing any of the victims.
Carelessness of the grossest sort is
responsible for the collapse of the lodging-house,
and the loss of life it oaused.
From tbe statements of several people,
it ia evident that tbe disaster had been
expeoted. Warnings were given and
unheeded. Contraotor P. Gleason him
self, who bad oharge of tbe construc
tion of the under-paving, or street
work, on wbipb the building was
raised, says he explained to soma of tbe
workmen several days ago that if they
continued operations along tbe line in
whioh they were working, there was
sure to be a collapse.
The resouroes of the receiving hos
pital were totally inadequate to the
care for the wonnded. Nine people
were taken to that institution within
three-quarters of an hour, and while
two were being treated in the operat
ing room, tbe remaining seven were
huddled in the outer office, where they
writhed and groaned in agony, until
the doctors were able to attend them.
Two women gave up tbe only sofa in
the room to a man whose injuries were
so painful that be could neither stand
Woodburn Announces Two Mew Me
Woodburn, Or., June 24. Mr. A.
Ohlhoff, a civil engineer of Portland,
has been in Woodburn for the last ten
days making a drawing, plans and
specifications of a patent potato-digger,
originated and gotten up by Peter
Sohorbaob, of this place. It ia a won
derful piece of maohinery, and yet very
simple. It will dig, sort and saok the
potatoes, doing the work of sixty men.
It will require two teams and two men
to operate the maohine. One man will
handle the horses, and the other tie
the saoks. Already agrioulture firms
in the East are beooming interested in
this potato-digger, and one firm has re
oured an option on the patent for the
United States. Mr. Sohorbaoh leaves
today for Portland with hia model,
whioh is a perfect brass one, drawings
and papers, where be will have them
upon exhibition for a few days before
forwarding them to the patent office at
George Cathey, a 13-year-old boy
and a son of Dr. B. A. Cathey, has in
vented a devioe for opening, closing
and locking any gate which swings on
a pivot Mr. Ohlhoff says it is the
best patent gate he has ever seen, and
thinks there is a fortune in it for some
body who will push it.
Locomotive Boiler Kxnlorted, Killing
Seven and Injuring Others.
Woodville. Tex., June 34. At Don-
oette, three miles north of Woodville,
today, tbe tram engine boiler of the
Nebraska Lumber Company exploded,
killing seven men outright, and seri
ously, if not fatally, injuring three
others. It seems the engineer was just
ready to start for the log camp, when
tbe explosion took place, some eight or
ten men being in the cab. Some of
the viotiins had their heads torn from
their bodies, and were otherwise muti
lated beyond recognition. Tbe killed
A. I. Douoette, president of the Ne
braska Lumber Company; Grant Ham
mersly, Charles Walforth, Charles
Smith, William Sargent; a man
known about the mill as "Frenohy,"
but whose right name could not be as
certained; another unknown man.
The wounded are: Dan A. Harman.
fireman, arms terribly lacerated and
painfully Bcaldod about tbe face and
neck; D. C. Sullivan, section band,
badly scalded; Dowling, scalded
about the face and neck.
The reports of just how the accident
happened are somewhat conflicting.
une reason given is mat tne engineer
Jet his water get low with a hot fire
and then turned on the injector.
Two Were Killed.
Montpelier.Yt, June 34. In a rear
end collision on the Central Vermont
railway near here this morning be
tween a cattle train and the Montreal
express, J. Seskinde, of Chicago, and
Edward Brown, of Janesville, Wis.,
cattlemen, were killed.
A Fresh Massacre Near Van.
London, June 23. A Constantinople
dispatch to the Chronicle savs a fresh
massacre of Armenians is reported to '
have occurred near Van. Sixty
freed to Settle the Veneiuela Question
London, June 33. The Daily News
(liberal) has an article in which it
ia "ongly urges upon the govern
ment a prompt settlement of the Vene
None of us realize how much people
talk about us behind our backs.
McKinley for resident, Ho
bart for Vice-President.
NOMINATED ON FIRST BALLOT
Thrilling Scenes In the Hall When the
lteiuits Were A nnounced -Sliver Man
Bolted tbe Gold Standard Platform.
St Louis, Mo. Tba Republican na
tional convention has nailed its prin
cipals to the masthead and plaoed in
sonimant of tbe ship, which is to bear
it to fortune or disaster in November,
its popular idol, William McKinley, of
Ohio, and Garret A. Hobart, of New
But there was mutiny aboard, and,
before tbe lines were caBt off, some of
the members of the crew who bad
shipped on many a voyage refused to
subscribe to tbe new shipping artioles
and walked down the gang plank.
Vote by States f.ir President.
DIst. of Columbia.
Vote by States for Vice-President.
New Hampshire ....
Indian Territory ....
District of Columbia.
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The last day of the convention was
held in session for ten hours to accom
plish the work cut out for it, and the
scenes at different times were tragic,
dramatio and inspiring. Fully 15,000
people were in the vast auditorium to
hiss or cheer by turns.
Tbe bolt of the silver men from the
West furnished the most dramatio in
cident of the day. Led by Senator
Teller, they had previously declared
their intention of refusing to subscribe
to tbe gold plank in the platform, but,
after Senator Teller bad made bis final
appeal to the convention not to take
the step which would drive him and
his colleagues out of the ranks of the
party which iu the past honored them,
and they had delighted to serve, the
convention bad voted, 818 '2' to 105 'J,
to stand by tbe gold declaration in the
platform. When Senator Teller made
his declaration, saying: "I must sever
my connection with the political party
which makes the gold plank one of the
prinoipal articles of its faith," he
paused and swpet his eyes across the
balL The galleries rose with a yell,
and mingled with tbe yell was a fusi
lade of biases. There was a pathos in
tbe senator s voice, and those nearest
could detect a glimmer of tears while
ha said theie would be heartburnines
and grief in the sacrifice he and bis
' colleagues were to make for their con
sciences. I Cheers then came from the silver
delegates and the gold men were on
their feet from the admiration of the
man, not of his cause. Tbe hisses
were few this time.
No one who witnessed the scenes will
forget them to his dying day, tbe pic
ture, of Senator Prank Cannon, of
Utah, faoing from the platform 10,000
irate, hissing, jeering people, aa he
lead the valedictory of the silver men
The very courage ditolujed by him
won for bim the admiration which
compelled silenoe. When be bad 'fin
isbed he turned and shook hands with
the chairman and other friends on the
He tben locked arms with Senator
Teller, and the two men left the stand
and moved down between the walla of
yelling delegates to where the standard
of the Idaho delegation stood. There
th' V were joined by the handsome,
stalwart Tubois, and the three con
tinned their march to the main door,
their followers falling in behind them
as they left the building.
Carter and Mantle of Montana, kept
their seats, signifying their willingness
to abide by the plartfom.
The silver men who bolted imme
diately perfected plans to place Senator
Teller in nomination as an independent
silver oandidate for president
After this sensational inoident the
convention turned to the work of
selecting tbe standard-bearers. It was
a foregone, conclusion that McKinley
would be nominated.
Baldwin, of Counoil Bluffs, nomi
nated Allison, Senator Lodge nominat
ed Reed, Hastings nominated Quay,
Depew nominated Morton, and For
aker, in a masterly effort wbioh turned
the convention into bedlam, nominated
Save for the tumult that followed
Woloott's speech niacins Blaine in
nomination four years ago, the demon
s tr at ion bad no parallel in the nation,
at least in length. The applause
lasted twenty-seven minutes.
Just at tbe close of the shouting
thousands were ready to sink from
sheer exhaustion. Altogether tbe scene
was a remarkable one, and testified to
tbe popularity of the oandidate who
bad been placed in the field.
The ballot was then taken and Mo
Kinley's vote exceeded the expectation
of his friends, as be received 601)
within a vote and a half of 200 more
than a majority, and almost three
times as many as his five opponents.
The nomination was made unanim
ous with enthusiastic speeches from the
representatives of the other candidates.
After the decision of the Piatt forces
not to present the name of Governor
Morton, the nomination of Hobart, of
New Jersey, for vice-president, beoame
a oertainty. The MoKinley force was
thrown for him, whioh was too potent
to overoome, besides, it was the general
sense of the delegates that tbe situa
tion required the nomination oi an
Eastern man for vice-president. Tbe
nominating speeches were brief.
Bulkley, of Connecticut; Lippitt, of
Rhode Island, and General Walker, of
Virginia, were also placed in nomina
tion, but it only required one ballot to
determine the result Hobart received
630)3 votes, 00 more than a majority.
Evans, his nearest competitor, received
280. There were scattering votes for
Reed, Thurston, Grant, Depew, Morton
Protective Tariff, Iteclprocltr and the
The platform adopted by the national
Republican convention ia as follows:
"The republicans of the United States,
assembled by their representatives in na
tional convention, appealing ror tne pouu
lar and historic Jus.ilication of their claims
to the matchless achievements of 30 years
of republican rule, earnestly and confi
dently address themselves to the awak
ened Intelligence, experience and con
science of their countrymen, in the follow
ing declaration of fao.s and principles:
"For the tirst time since the civil war,
the American people have witnessed the
calamitous consequences of full and unre
strlcted democratic control 01 the govern
ment. It has been a record of unparal
leled incapacity, dishonor and disaster.
"in administrative management, it has
ruthlessly sacrlticed indispensable revenue.
entailed an unceasing dellcit, eked out or-
unary current expet.ses wun borrowed
money, piled up the public debt by S'Mi.-
Ono.ouo In .time of peace, forced an adverse
balance or trade, kept a perpetual menace
hanging over tne redemption tund, pawned
American credit to alien syndicates, and
reversed all the measures and results of
successful republican rule.
"In the broad eifect of Its policy, It has
precipitated panic, blighted industry and
trade with prolonged depression, closed
factories, reduced work and wages, baited
enterprise and crippled American produc
tion wnue stimulating loieign production
for the American market. Every eonsiuer
atlon of Ujiiblic safety and Individual in
terest demands that the government shall
be rescued from the hands of those who
have shown themselves incapable to con
duct It without disaster at home and dis
honor abroad, and shall be restored to the
par;y which for 30 years administered it
with unequaled success and prosperity, and
In this connection we heartily indorse the
wisdom, patriotism and success of the
administration of President Harrison.
"We renew and emphasize our allegiance
to the policy of protection as the bulwark
of American industrial Independence and
the foundation of American development
and prosperity. This true American policy
taxes foreign products, encourages home
industry, and puts the burden of revenue on
foreign goods; it secures the American mar
ket for the American producer; it upholds
the American standard of wages for the
American workingman; It puts the factory
by the side of the farm and makes the
American farmer less dependent on foreign
demand and price; It diffuses general thrift
and founds the strength of all on the
strength of each. In its reasonable appli
cation it is Just, fair and Impartial: equal
ly opposed to foreign control and domestic
monopoly: to sectional discrimination and
"We denounce the present democrat!?
tariff as sectional, injurious to the public
credit anj destructive to business enter
prise. We demand such an equitable tar
iff, on such foreign imports as come into
competition with American products, as
will not only furnish adequate revenue for
the necessary expenses of tne government,
but protect American labor from degrada
tion the wage level of other lands.
"We are not pledged to any particular
schedules. The ques-'"'-. cf rvt is a
practical question, t - t-.t.uti tj the
conditions of the time and of production;
tne ruling and uncompromising principle
e ruling and uiieonipii
ih protection anu development 01
lean laour and Industry. The country
nds a ritfht .aillcincnt and then It
wan is res.: ....
"We believe the repeal Of tne reciprocity
arrangements negotiated by thu lasj, re
publican administration was a iiauonu
ulsgrace, and we demand their renewal
ana extension on such terms us will equal
ize our tiaue with other nations, remove
the restrictions which now obstruct th
saieof American products In the ports of
otnur countries, and secure enlarged mar
kuta for the products ol our farms, forests
and factor.es. ....
"i'rotectlon and reciprocity are the twin
measures of republican policy, and go
hand in hand. iJemocratlo ru.e has reck
lessly struck down both, and both muse be
re-established. I'rotectlon, tor what we
produce; free admissions for the necessaries
r.r HfM urhifh wh iin nut Droiluce: recln-
rocal agreements ot mutual interests
which gam open mantels In return for our
open markets to others. 1'rotectlun builds
up domestic Industry and trade and se
cures our own market fur ourselves; re
ciprocity builds up foreign trade and finds
an outlet for our surplus.
"We condemn the present administra
tion for not keeping faith with the sugar
producers of this country. The republican
party favors such protection as will lead
10 the production on American soil, of all
the sugar which the American people use,
and lor which they pay other countries
more than tlUO.Ouo.OoO annually.
"To all of our products to those of the1
mine and Held, us well as those of the
sheep and the factory to hemp, to wool,
the product of the great Industry of sheep
husbandry, as well as to the ilnlshed wool
ins of the mill, we promise thu most ample
"We favor restoring the early American
policy of discriminating duties for the up
building of our merchant marine, und the
protection of our shipping Interests in the
foreign-carrying trade, so American snips,
the product of American labor, employed
In American shipyurds, sulllng under the
Stars und Htripts, und manned, olllcered.
and owned by Americans, may regain the
carrying of our foreign commerce,
"The republican party Ib unreservedly
for sound money. It caused the enact
ment of the law providing for the re
sumption of specie payments in 1879; since
then every dollar has been as good as
gold; we ure unalterably opposed to every
measure calculated to debase our currency
or impair the credit of our country.
"We are, therefore, opposed to the free
coinage of silver except by international
agreement, with the leading commercial
nations of the world, which we pledge
ourselves to promote, and until such
agreement can be obtained the existing
guld standard must be preserved.
"All our silver and paper currency must
be maintained at parity with gold, and we
favor ull mtasures designed to maintain,
inviolably, the obligations of the United
Bttttis, and all our money, whether coin
or paper, at the present standard the
standard of the most enllghtentd nations
of the earth.
"The veterans of the Union armies de
serve and should receive kind treatment
and generous recognition. Whenever
practicable they should be given the pref
erence In the matter of employement. and
they ure entitled to the enactment of such
laws as are best calculated to stcure the
fiilllllment of the pledges made to them
In the dark days of the country's peril.
We denounce the practice In the pension
bureau, so recklessly and unjustly carried
on by the present administration, of re
ducing pensions and arbitrarily dropping;
names from the rolls, as deserv.ng the
severest condemnation of the American
"Our foreign policy should be at all
times, firm, vigorous and dignified, and
all our Interests in the western hemisphere
carefully watched and guurded. The
Hawaiian Islands should be controlled by
the United States, and no foreign power
should be permitted to Interfere with
them; the N'icaragiia canal tshould be built,
owned, and operated by the United State
and by the purchase of the Danish Islands
we should secure the proper and much
ne,a naval 8tat'on In the West Indies.
1 he massacres in Armenia have
aroused the deep sympathy and Just in
dignation of the American people, and we
.llf.v the United States should exert all
the influence It can properly exert to brlnir
these atrocities to an end. In Turkey
American residents have been exposed to
the gravest dangers and American proper
ty destroyed. There, as everywhere, Amer
ican citizens and American property must
be absolutely protected at all hazards and
at any cost.
"We reassert the Monroe doctrine In its
of the United States to give the doctrine
'"ct'i "y lespunuing to tne appeals of any
American state for friendly intervention
in case of European encroachment
" We have not Inierfered and shall not in
erfere with the existing possessions of any
huronenn nnwer in thia v.i.iai w...
. -- ....o ,i midline-. C, UUL
those possessions must not, on any pretext.
i.c c.i.i-,i.icU. ,vo nupeiuuy iook rorward to
tilA PVPnlllill Wllhilp ,nmt .h.
.. wl ut uic r.uropean
powers from this hemisphere and to the
ultimate union of all the Knglish-speaklnir
parts of the continent by the free consent
of lis Inhabitants.
"Krom the hour of achieving their own
Independence, the people of the United
States have regarded with sympathy the
struggles of our American people to free
thpmselVM frnm Ri).inaan ,lnn.inn.i ur.
watch with deep and abiding Interest the
"n mime ui me iuDan patriots ugalnst
crueity and oppression, and our best honee,
lid nllt- fnr tnp full annna . .I.-!-
mined con,:est for liberty.
me Biivernment or Spain, having lost
control of Cuba, and' being unable to pro
leer the nrniiprtv nr Utiao -
American citizens, or to comply with its
vui'saitiuus, we oeueve tne govern
ment of the United States should actively
Use its InHllpnnn anH irnrj nm .
. . ot uuiwrs iu re
store peace ami give Independence to the
and ane maintenance of its rightful influ
ence among the nations of the earth de
mand a naval power commensurate with.
un pumuun uiiu resironsiDiiuy. we, there
fore, favor, the continued enlargement of
the nnw Und n rnmnlata. aiFDii a mv 1 .
and seacoast defences.
tor tne protection of the quality of our
American citi7.pnihin ami tha ... -
our workingmen against the fatal competi
tion of low-priced labor, we demand ithat
' 1 iiiiKiauou mws oe thoroughly en-
forcpd nnil an pvtoml a tn a
-.v..v.u an w rAUUUH irOnj
entrance to the 1 niinl Bini.n .u
. .nuita MIU3B WHO,
can neither read nor write.
1 he civil service law was placed on (the
statute books by the republican party.
whlph ha, nlu'nva .ii.takA, I. , ... . J
puoiimi ii, hiiu we re
new our repeated declarations that It shall
uc uiuiuuBniy anu nonestiy emorced and
extended wherever praoiicable.
"We demand that every citizen of the
United States shall be allowed to cast
one free and unrestricted ballot, and that
such ballot be counted and returned aa
'We nrnplnlm nur iinnnitl nn.
...w ....... n uamamus prac
tice, well known as lynching, or killing
of human beings suspected or charged
with crime, without process of law
"We favor the creation of a national
board of Arhitrarlnn tn apttlc nnri
Mnn nr thp nnnrv .c on.l
differences which may arise between em
ployers and employes engaged in interstate
"We believe In an immediate return to
the frpa hnmnatoail nnlln.. nf wn Lit
. ......,.uu UL uic icpuoil
can party, and urge the passage by con
gress of the satisfactory frse-homesteadi
measure, which has already passed the
house and Is now pending in the senate.
"Vp fnvnr lha a.lmieuinn nt .I.a i'
.. .......u v. me remain
ing territories at the earliest practicable
date, having due regard to the interest of
the territories and the United States. All
the fp.lpPul nfftP.a .nnnlnt. nH l. . :
.... lul u,c ltrrri-
torles should be selected from bona fide
rrsmema increoi. ana tne ngnt of self
government should be accorded as far aa
"We believe the citizens of Alaska
should have representation In the c n-
unm nf lha TnftH fir.iu n l. n . . .
needful legislation mav hp intsii:an,'
"We sympathize with all wise and legiti
mate efforts to lessen and prevent the evils
of Intemperance and promote morality
The republican party is mln iful of' the
rirhts of women. Prntpcflnn n AMot
v "t-". vn-yvi lumues,
equal pay for equal work and protection
to the home.
"We favor the adm!ion of womn to
wider spheres of usefulness, and welcome
their co-operation in rescuing the country
f n .n Hmfv-ratii- nnil Twimiliat
ln.tnetr4pi inlnHpa miii.I r..
- - f ...j- iuiauiiiage-
ment and misrule.
"Such in th nrtnpifiTp an4 Hitu -a
' ---- - iivuuci oi
the republican party.
"By these principles we will abide, and
these rolicies we will put Into execution.
Wp Ask fnr them lha prtn.,: 1am. ...
mnt of the American pople. Conflict
.i i.i i;w u.s.orj oi our great part,-,
and in the Justice of our cause, we prespnt
our platform and our candidates in the
full assurance that the election will brin
victory to the r--' :i". an ra"v and pros
perity to the peo.v l ui . Statea,"