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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, SATUKDJLT, NO.YEMBER 3, J.A
Democratic Success Would
Ruin the Country.
HARD TIMES WOULD COME AT ONCE I
Ex-Senator S. B. Hnnton Arraign
ike Party of Repudiation and
FOREST GROVE. Or.. Nov. 2. Ex-State
Senator S. B. Huston, & Gold Democrat
in 18S6. but a supporter of McKinley this
year, addressed a large Republican rally
tonight, and In a friendly, neighborly
epeech of the fireside order, gave reasons
-why the Republican National ticket
should be elected. Mr. Huston said he
would not make a partisan speech, nor .
appeal to prejuoices, nor attempt 10 along until tney could convert their assets
cite animosities. Neither was it any part Into half money and settle with their de
of his purpose to Insist ttiat the Repub- posltors.
Jlcans are right on all questions and the 1 "Many people have an idea that It is the
Democrats and Populists wrong In every- poor man that owes the debts. He doesn't
thing, j owe 5 per cent of tfcem, and If It were
In explaining why he repudiated Bryan" "possible "to pass a free-coinage law Uhd
In 1866, Mr. Husln dissected the Chicago have it go Into -effect at once and to have
platform. TVbren the platform was adopted i the half-value money ready on the In
thnfes were hard, and people excitedjyid stant with whleh to pay debts, the bene
eaa&y Inflamed, and thoughtful men "ought flci-r'es of such a law would be the great
n bVA mnnsrir-d nrudence and modera- corporations of tho country, such as
tlon. But ho stfch considerations 'ap
peared to have entered the nlnds of the
leaders of the Democratic party. On the
contrary, they seemed to be only too
anxious to take advantage of the excited
con&ttion of the country.
"These conditions having passed away,
said Mr. Uuston, "many Democrats llk
myself were In hopes that these errors
would not le repeated. TTe were Inclined
to excuse what might have been merely
a temporary aberration of mind upon the
came principle that we sometimes excuse
a. man for his acts when he is urunK. iiui,
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very uogins. sim uutumc vi "- v.wtw
btetform. This was done deliberately and
not uadcr temporary excitement, and
whatever might be said in extenuation of
the Chicago platform cannot be urged In
lbs behalf atter four years, during which
every prediction made by Its leaders ih
1896 had been falsified by experience. The
Kansas City platform deliberately "reaf
firms tshe revolutionary doctrines of the
Chicago platform. For those who view
these matters as I do, there Is no "ldnger
room In the Democratic party, borne ot
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Doable Standards Impossible.
Mr. Huston discussed money in a common-sense
way that brought the ques
tion home to his hearers. Suppose, he
asked, some leader should rise up in tshe
country and say that the measure of TO
pounds of wheat to the bushel was an
idea drawn from the English, and that,
to Insure doubled income to the farmer
80 bushels should hereafter constitute a
bushel? Answering the question, the
-WoHld -not such a speaker be ridiculed?
Would you listen to him with patlencetf
Would not every wheatralser know that
a 30-pound bushel of wheat would bring
only half as much as a 60-pound bushel?
But, suppose. Instead of this that he
proposed to have two kinds of bushels;
that we raigfct have 30 pounds or wheat
tor a bushel of 60 pounds of wheat for a
bushel; that the law. should be that cither
one of these weights should constitute
a standard bushoL In other words,
that you should ahvc a double
standard ef measurement as applied
to wheat. Is any one foolish
enough to believe that any single
business transaction would ever take
pleoe on the double standard? When the
wheatbuyer came to buy your wheat and
offered, you 60 cents a bufhel for It,
would you not at once ask him what
kind of bushels he was talking about?
Are these S&-pound bushels or 69-pound
bushels? Or, If yeu offered to sell your
wheat to the buyer at 40 cents a bushel.
would he not at once say: 'I will do that
if yeu will give me the 00-pound bushels,
but I won't pay that much for the 30
pound bushels'? And would not every
single sale or transaction be made with
reference to a single standard?
"The fact Is, my friends, that all this
talk about the double standard Is the
veriest rot. The mind of man cannot con
ceive wf a transaction of business being
carried on upon a double stanaara. It is
unthinkable. Either the minds of the par
ties Will meet and agree before the trade
is made Upon a SO-pound bushel or upon
ft, expound bushel; therefore. It Is made
upon a single standard. The requisites
of commerce and business would soon
caife all sales of wheat to be made upon
whatever standard was most In harmony
with the surroundings and of the coun
tries to which we sold wheat.
When the Stnndard Is In Doubt.
But suppose it w ere possible lor
business to be carried on in some sort
of a way with the question of which
standard was meant left In doubt. Who
woe'd profit by that state of afTalrs7
Would U be the farmer, or the shrewd
trader" If we adopted the JO-pound bushel
as the standard, would the farmer get
aiy more for his crop of wheat? The
only chance for the farmer to make any
thing out -of this sort, of a deal would bo
to contract hte wheat at so much per
tuhel before the law was changed, and
then deliver It after the change of the
law By thie method he might be en
abled to swindle the buyer once, but
would this tacW anything to the wealth
of the countrj What one man would
TOake by Jat2S
Bianoaru, ar.omer na ouui i-, aim ...
is simply noasense to try to make our-
eelves believe that we woula double our
wealth by rutting in halves the standard
by whioh we measure It. The American
people are not to be deceived t.y such a
transparent sham as this. But It may
:r"rL" ZTi rrSnV; a
not cfiwe anv material difference, so a
change In the standard of money would
nt work any great harm.
"The filfference Is here: m the Case of
th wheat thtre Is not one real sale in
30.WB for future delivery; but in the case
of money there are thousands of millions
of contracts in existence for the future
payment of money. All business trans
actions are stated In terms of money, so
that the change In the standard deranges
all business. History Is filled with ex-
atnples f this kind, and in every Instance I goi, prices for every single article they
of a change in the standard of money I ftave to aell, except wheat. Hops, v?ool.
or of the derangement of the finances pofatoes, prunes, butter, eggs, oats, hogs
of the country the rich speculator profits i ana cattle. are all a good price. Horses
and the farmer ftnd the laborer, more , that you could hardly give away four
cspedallv the latter, are the sufferers, j years ago are now worth $75. The avar
Daalrl Webster said that if he were tin- 1 price of the farmer's products 1s bet
dertaklng to device a scheme to most ter than I ever remember to have seen
ettectually rob the laborer ot th product it. It is true that wheat is still low on
of his toll he woudl do It by means of a j this Coast, and the reason is plain, name
debased currency. ly. freight rates to Liverpool. A tew
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Whnt Bryan's Election Would Mean.
rne very tnreat ot cnanging mo money
standard produces apprehension, fear,
coatrartJon and stagnation. If Mr. Bry
an is elected, it is as certain ns any-
thtntr in the fntnre can tie that vre
"irtll harts hard times, aad. they vrlll
come at once. They -will nesrln the
oar after election. Borne of ytru may
thtak I am trying to frighten you, that
tnere is no reason for this prediction. I
base my opinion upon human nature and
upon the facte of history Mr. nrrnn
Is run nine for President upon three
or more nlatforra. every one at I
vr&Icu declnres for the ff e ana txn
llmlted colnace of silver at the ratio
ot 10 to 1. He is pledged by everr-
tfclnff which a man can hold honor
able to carry ont that policy to the
best ot bis abilltr. Every one knows
thtft this poHcx. If adpptewtlWbri6Mprinticam -3J
W to tho silver standard instead of the
gola :fetan'dafd. "Our oprwrlenSliSmlt this.
because they say that the gold dollar Is
a 200-cent dollar and that theirs object is
a 100-cent dollar. Is It .not "natural for a
nan 'who has 200-cent dollars. If you
"please to call them, such. In the, bank, as
tiBOon as he has reason to think that the
bank may have the privilege of paying
him In dollars worth one-half as much,
to rush to tho bink and withdraw his
money and hide It away until he sees what
theresult Is. to beT
Contraction "Would Set In.
""'When the depositors go aftet their
money, the bank is compelled to call upon
Its debtors to. settle. Tho merchants who
owe the ban ,. must pay at once. Tne
people Who owe the merchant must pay
him it once, and the result is easily
foreseen. It mean, attachments, fore
closure, receiverships, insolvency
J and bankruptcy. The banks could real
ize handsome profits by paying their de
positors la mosey worm one-halt as
much as they received if they could have
time In. which to pay It, but. if Mr. Bryan
should be elected, it will be six months
or a year before a free-coinage law could
bo passed, bo that the banks probably
would not be able to make much out of
it. Their only show would be to have a
receiver appointed and run the matter
banks, insurance companies, etc. The poor
man's debt in nine cases out of 10 is by
its terms payable In gold coin. The banker
does not agree to pay his depositor gold,
neither do the life insurance or fire in
surance companies agree to pay their loss
es in gold, although their premiums have
been all paid In gold. So that If you
can persuade ourselves that a policy of
this kind would be honest, or If you can
waive the question of honesty. It Is a
suicidal policy for you. Oh, but some
one says, Bryan won't do an j thing on
this subject even If he Is elected. What
reason have you for saying so? Would
he not be -a scoundrel If he should refuse
h& Is determined on this question.
If Brjmn Y electeil he -would he
an Inamxte and a traitor to the peo
ple "Who had elected him not to un
dertake to carry out his silver pol
icy, and ie -iTonld ruin the country
if he did.
Liberty Under A&ulnaldo.
The speaker dwelt at length upon the
various aspects of the Philippine prob
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lem, touching upon Bryan's support which
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Paris, praising tho valor of American sol
diers and seamen, and upholding the right
of the United States to the Islands. "For a
party to declare that tho government of
these Islands is the paramount Issue,"
he said, "Is to confess that it has no Im
provements to suggest In the gov ernment
of the United States." It is a strange sen
timent for Americans to hold that "gov
ernment under the Stars and Stripes is
Imperialism and tjranny, and that liberty
and freedom can be found only under the
plrjtte flag of Aguinaldo." Mt. Huston
"Our frfends on the other side say
that It costs too much: that too many
Uvea are being lost: that wo would better '
give it up than to spend so much and
lose so many lives. Is that true? Has
patriotism In this country sunk to so low
an ebb that we cannot afford to defend
the American flag when It Is fired upon?
Is money so valuable or peace so deslr-,
able that we can afford to save the one
and purchase the other by having the
American ttag trailed In the dust of de
feat and dishonor. My friends, this Is an
old familiar argument. Mr. Bryan comes
by it honestly. When he was a boy the
groat conflict between the North and the
South was going on. Mr. Bryan's father
was making that same argument through
Southern Illinois. It vvas a common one
in those times with the people whose sym
pathies were with the South. They said
the struggle was too hard; that it cost
too much money and too many lives to
preserve the Union, and that we would
better allow the country to be divided and
the Southern Confederacy establishd: but
the loyal people of the North scorned this
argument and spit upon it, and they will
repeat that action on next Tuesday. The
American people are not cowards, thev are
not truckler" they are not afraid of effort:
they are a strdng and rigorous people, and
they will mnke nny sacrifice rather than
submit to disgrace."
Prosperity in Plain Terms.
Mr. Huston talked prosperity to his
hearers in terms that are part of their
every-day routine. After calling attention
to the fact that Bryan's predictions in
1896 that this country could never be pros
perous without 16 to 1 had not been ful
filled, the speacrr said:
"And yet. the fact is that this country
was never more prosperous in Its history;
that there is employment for every man
who wishes It; that the price of all
products has gone hp, especially that' of
labor. Here at Forest urove, .Messrs.
Haines & Shipley have had 50 men em
ployed all Fall baling hay at 51 75 a day.
Talking with a friend of mine in Port
land who is a Btreet contractor, he told
me that four years ago he could .get all
the men he wanted and the best kind
Of men for street-paving work at 51 60 a
day, but now the poorest men he has
receive $2 a day. I was at the Southern
Pacific station in Portland a few days
ago and there was a crowd of men around
the depot, and a man came there looking
for hand to work In a wood camp, tit
offered them H CO a day and board. There
were several laboring men there and they
laughed at lilm and said they could do
"Mr. Bryan Is fond of saying that this
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appeal to youryovm knowledge upon this
whether Mr. Bryan's statement
Is true or false.
The Southern Pacific
- - od a ceiU
nn g ld four years o. The
, e I. trn. wPith regard to every single
I arte that it purchases, its locomouv es,
Its stel rails, etc On the other hand, it
has not Increased the price of Trelght or
fares In the slightest degree; but. on the
contrary, the average reduction ot
freights upen wheat in the past four
years has been over 22 per cent, .as, I
have it over the signature of their freight
agent at Portland, F. A. Bancroft.
Good Prices for Farnt Products.
1 appeal to the farmers as to whether
i is not trye that they are receiving
I years ago, ships were chartered In Port-
1 - at ghllUng8 p?J
ton. about 13 cents per bushel; today
they are getting 52 shilling, or about 40
cents a bushel. AssunVng that IS cents
was too llttle suppose that they were
getting 20 cants a bushel; If you could
add the other 20 cents to the price re
ceived by the farmer, he would be getting
ti -.rood rrlee for Ills wheat. The condt-
otiS -which have brought about these
high rates are not the fault of any party,
j tinfcsss it be claimed that the Republican
; pnrtj- is to blame for the Immense excess
of our exports. As coon as tne troubles
In China, the Philippines and South Afrt
ci are over- there will be a large number
of transports released for the carrying
trade, and tlfesej With the new ships, will
no doubt reduce freight rates to some-
J thing Hk normal conditions.
Comparing the two great parties In the
"The Republican party, in this campaign
at least, stands for the same policies
from Maine to California, and from
Washington to Florida, It -stands for the
gold standard and expansion. It has
nothing to conceal on those questions.
The Bryanlte parties are for free silver
In the West, particularly In the Rocky
Mountain states; they are. for anti-imperialism
and consent of the governed In
the East; they are for governing the ne
gro without his consent, in the South.
Which party do you prefer to support?
The one that proclaims its principles from
the houee tops all over the Union without
variation or change, or tne one which
changes the Issues whenever it crosses
the state lines. Can ou trust the sin
cerity of a set of men who treat the
voters in that way?"
Vote the Right Way.
Senator Huston exposed Bryan's Incon
sistency on the trust and other ques
tions, and closed with an ardent "appeal
to his hearers to cast a vote next Tues
day they "need not be asharned of.
Vote for sound mtmey and against
repudiation and ruin. Vote for a
settled business policy, and not for
a war of extermination upon "basi
ncss. Votc that the fins trlilch has
been hoisted In honor shall never
he furled In dishonor. Vote for
your country's defenders, and hOtv
tor its detainers. Vote for McKInley
and Roosevelt, and not for Bryan
POPULISM VERSUS FUSION.
Idaho Candidate Explodes Bomb In
Cnmp of Bryanites.
BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 2. M. F. Eby, Pop
ulist nominee for Secretary of State of
Idaho, haB exploded a bomb In the camp
of the fuslonistE by way -of the follow
ing letter, which Is addressed to tho Pop
ulists of Idaho:
"I hope that the real Populists of the
State of Idaho will pay no attention to
a circular letter, issued by J. H. Edmis
ton, ex-Stale Oil Inspector of Nebraska,
now vice-chairman of the National Com
mittee of the People's party (fuseocratic
wing thereof). Mr. Edmlston Is one of
the men who are pledged to deliver the
People's party Into the Democratic 6r
ranlzallon It was Mr. Ednilston who
used the Statehouse fusion police at Lin
coln, Neb., last February, to prevent
every National Committeeman of the
Peopled party who was opposed to fusion
from gaining admittance to the session
of the National Committee.
"The Dempcratlc party could hae no
better representatives on the National ad
visory committee than Senator Allen and
General Weaver. It was Allen who sup
pressed Bryan's tdlegram at St. Louis four
years ago, thus making his nomination by
the Populists possible, only by fnud and
deception. In that telegram Bryan flatly
refused to accept Tom Watson as his run
ning mate. General Weaver has become,
so lost to all sense of rratltude or honor
as to have voted In the National Com
mittee meeting last February to strike
from the roll of the National Committee
the name of the Hon. Frank Burkltt, of
Mississippi, who was a regularly elected
member of said committee. The Hon.
Frank BUrkltt carries rears on his face
today that he received while defending
General Weaver's life against a Demo
cratic mob at Okaiona in 1892.
"It seems stianse to us that the Popu
lists of Nebraska, after destroying all
chance of party success In thfelr own state
by the abandonment of all principle and
Inaugurating the three-cornered scramble
for office, called fusion, that almost de
stroyed the People's party In Nebraska"
and every other state where It has long
been in vogue, should etl'l favor the con
tinuance of the fusion policy.
"Mr. Edmiston, you very wfell know
that the Republican vote Ins Increased
and that the fusion vote has decreased in
every election of your state since the
fusion poilcy was inaugurated. Tou know
that the present fusion state office-holders
were only elected by a small majority
two ears ago, and you know that your
state ticket cannot be elected at all in
Nebraska this year, as a result of the
fusion policy that you seem so anxious
to have us adopt.
"Fellow Populists of Idaho, in accept
ing the nomination for Secretary of State
by the People's patty convention at Po
catello, I did so with a distinct under
standing and on the Condition that there
would be no fusion, but that we should
have a straight Populist ticket all tho
way through, and under no -other circum
stances would I accept the nomination.
This I stated in plain and unmistakable
terms at the time.
"If It is going to be a crime to be a
straight Populist and we can "no longer
be true to our principles without arouB
Ing the suspicion of the National vice
chairman: if we can no longer stand for
true Populism all oblivious to ths two old
parties, without being branded as sus
picious characters, then I ask you, Popu
lists, to think. Investigate, and try to
find out for yourseives what kind of med
icine the Democrats have been giving
your National Committee to make them
talk in such laiuruafire of peonln whosn
only wrong rias been a steadfast adher
ence to the Populist party and to tho
principles of Populism."
GILMAM COUNTY CAMPAIGN.
Closed Last lght nt Arlington Hon.
O. F. Paxton Spoke.
ARLINGTON, Or., Nov. 2. The Repub
lican campaign In Gilliam County prac
tically closed tonight at this place, by a
grand rallv. The meeting was presided
over by S. A. D. GUrley, chairman of
the Republican County Committee. Hon.
O. F. Paxton, of Portland, was'the orator.
He spoke for two hours, and held the un
divided attention of his audience. He dis
cussed the questions of money, the Phil
ippines, and trusts. He laid bare the
hypocrisy of Bryan on trusts, consent of
the governed and the money question.
On tho Philippine question he said,
among other things. "Never in the whole
histo-y of this grat Republic have- the
people lowered their flag when It waa
under fire; never has the flag been hauled
down after It has once been unfurled
over territory acquired by the United
States." He scored Bryan for evading tne
great Issues of the campaign, and declared
that vno man who seeks to array the rich
against the peer, class against class, Is
worthy to fill the great office of the
President of the United tSates,"
Mr. Paxton's speech was well received,
and many times during Its delivery he
was Interrupted by long-continued ap
plause. The Republicans feel confident
that the county will go for McKInley.
Chairman Gurley estimates that tho ma
jority will be 109 to 200. The Democrab
have abandoned all hopes of carrying the
Mitchell at Cottnse Grove.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or., Nov. 2. Hon.
John H. Mitchell spoke to a crowded
house here tonight on the issues of tne
day. He strongly commended President
McKInley in his efforts to fulfill the St.
Louis platform of 1ESS. He said that our
present monetary system should remain
as It is, that the Philippine insurrection
was against the American flag; that any
party which assailed the American flag
was guilty of insurrection, and that i
was the duty of the President to call out
military and naval forces to suppress tb
disturbers. He strongly denounced Bryan
as being Insincere to his own convictions
and to the best Interests of the American
people. He was loudly applauded.
Democrat Declnres for McKInley.
FOREST GROVE. Nov. 2. Frederick
Narurs a successful farmer of Green
ville, who supported Brjan In 1856, said
today that his vote this election wfll "be
for McKInley. He has prospered under
the Republican Administration as never
before, and he has no desire to be com
pelled to put up with the hard times
which he is confident will result If Bryan.
13roKfer taU -werl8E,tor,,ba Intrusted wfth
the reins of government.
MATTER THE AGRICTJITURAI CO&
IEGB WUlL DETERMINE.
Work "Wilt .Be Under Supervision of
Experimental Station Test
Will Be Yhoroafcfc.
CGRYASSLtB, fcov. fc-The Oregon Agri
cultural College experimental station, spe
cialist have undertaken a Jest for deter
mining whether or not It pays Oreson
farmers to summer fallow fields. The
question is much debated among agricul
turists, and a considerable number of
them In this section have abandoned sum
mer fallowing, though the majority atlll
believe in It,
The proposed test will require' more
than one season In, order to secure relia
ble results. Foir the purpose, there has
been made a number of strong galvan
ized Iron pots, two feet in diameter, and
two feet deep, the sides ana bottoms
waler tight, with the exception of dran
age pipes, so fixed in the bottoms that
all the drainage "waters can escape
through them and be caught In Jars.
Each pot is provided with a drainage pipe
and Jar for catching tjio water which
The pots are kept out pf doors, in nor
mal conditions. All the pots are filled
with the same lot of -soil thoroughly
mixed, each pot containing 500 poun,d8 ot
the soil. On one or two p&ts summer fal
low will be practiced, and on other pot
a rotation of crops without summer fal
low. The drainage water from each pot as"
It leaches through will be caught and
carefully analysed, from day to day, so
that tire Experimenters will know just
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now mucn piani loay i uub iuai .......
each pot or miniature field, and will be
able to tell whether or not summer "fal
low causes an. excessive loss.
JOINT POLITICAL DISCUSSION.
Meeting- at La Grstnae Addressed by
Til in on Ford nnd C E. 5. Wood.
LA GRANDE, Or., Nov. 5. A Joint
Democratic and Republican debate was
held here last night In Steward's Opera
House, before the largest audience as
sembled in many months. Over lfr) people
remained standing throughout the entire
The dlscussiot) was between Hon. Til
mon Ford, of Salem, and Colonel C. E.
8. Wood, of Portland. Each speaker was
allowed 1 hours, Mr. Ford being per
mitted to open and close. Mr. Ford spoke
carefully, argumentatlvely and seriously
upon free silver the Nicaragua Canal,
trusts, the tariff and the Philippines.
Colonel Wood spoke more rapidly. His
appeal was largely to sentiment. On tho
money question, he frankly concurred as
a Gold Democrat In every thing the other
speaker had said. The Nicaragua Canal
question he lgnoredt and passed rapidly
from the tariff to imperialism and the
Philippines, Upon this subject he deliv
ered an Impassioned oration, and broke
the restraint which had been Imposed by
the chairman against applause.
Mr. Ford's last speech was devoted to
rebuttal of the points made by Colonel
Wood on this question.
Previous to the debate a Democratic
torchlight procession paraded the streets
and aroused some enthusiasm. The Re
publican onlookers were somewhat In
censed by a banner carried by a promi
nent young Democrat, ahd bearing the
Inscription: "To h 1 with the National
honor; hurrah for Aguinaldo; long lire
GBER AT BROWNSVILLE.
Speech Wan One of Best Ever Deliv
ered in Linn County.
BRO'WTCSVIIjLE, Or., Nov. 1 A large
audience greeted Governor Geer at the
opera-house here last evening, and were
favored with one of the best campaign
speeches ever delivered In Linn County.
Tiw ntirHnn wWhp tpjwi tnnrtp lm nf
farmers and burtness men, among them
being many Democrats and Populists, fre
quently applauded the telling points made
by the speaker. The attendance was a
surprise to the Republicans, and is taken
as an Indication of a good vote for Mc
KInley and prosperity next Tuesday. The
Oregon Native Sons' band and the Tem
pleton Glee Club furnished excellent
music for the occasion.
Closing: Republican Rally.
OREGON CITY, Nov. 2. The closing
Republican rally of the campaign will
be held at the opera-house tomorrow
night, Hon. George H. Williams having
been engaged as the speaker of tho even
ing. Elaborate preparations are being
made for the event.
J. TJ, Campbell, chairman of tne Re
publican Cqunty Central Committee, and
"William R. Logus addressed tho citi
zens of Highland last night
Bryan Speaker at Junction City..
JUNCTION GITY, Or., Nov. 2. Colonel
W. IV Butcher, of Baker Clty spoke in
the Opera-House here to the largest
audience that has greeted any political
speaker this campaign. Imperialism was
his cnlef theme, on which 8ubjec he
was In hearty accord with the views ot
Mr. Bryan. His speech was quite well
received and marked by frequent ap
plause. Republican Rally at Albany.
AliBANT, Or.t Nov. 2 The McKInley
Club of this city torilght gave the clos
ing rally of the season, under the aus
pices of tho young men of the club. Ad
dresses were made by A. M. Cannon. L.
M. Curl, who voted fo- Br an four iea,rs
ago; C E. Sox and J. G. Swan. The
meeting was well attended and enthusias
tic TNjlitlcnl Debntc at Pendleton.
PENDLETON, Or., Nov. 2,-iImon
Ford, Republican candidate for Presi
dential Elector, and C. E. S. Wood, of
Portland, engaged in a debate on the po
litical Issues of the campaign here to
night The Courthouse was crowded, and
much enthusiasm prevailed.
FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL LIBRARIES.
Bill Will Be Introduced at Xexi Leg
islature Dnta Deinsr Collected.
SALEM, Or.t Nov. 2. J. H. Ackerman,
Superintendent ot Public Instruction, to
day issued a circular letter to the Super
intendents of Public Instruction through
out the different states, asking data from
those states having- school libraries, and
desiring that they send him a copy ot
Sheir taws -bearing upon the same.
He also asks an expression o( their
opinion as to the practical workings of
such libraries. This is done for the pur
pose of incorporating a library clause in
the educational bill to be presented at the
More Inquiries About Xesrro Law.
Governor T. T. Geer continues to be
besieged with communications seeking in
formation on that part of the constitution
of Oregon which refers to the negro. He
was in receipt of two telegrams yester
day from Kansas, and today received tho
following communication from Edward J.
Hall, of Keokuk, la.:
It la asserted by those troubled with
Bryan! sm that you have a law, or it is a
part of your constitution, that a negro
cannot hold property in the state, and
that last Fall there was a majority of
10,000 against Its. repeal. Please state the
truth, as emphatically as possible."
The regulation answer that has been
sent out of the ofilce most every day for
the last month was sent to the Inquiring
Habeas Corpus Case Decided.
Judge R S. Boise, ofr-DepartmenC No.
2 of the Circuit Court, this forenoon ren-
derM his decision, 'in the hablas corpus
proceedings to test "&e legality of ths
Imprisonment of Samuel Jackson, & stu
dent at the Cfiemawa Indian Bcbool, he
haying plead guilty to the offense of as
sault ahdMjattery upon ohe of the lady
teachers of that institution, and was sent
to Jail for 10 days.
The court held that evidence foreign to
therecord could be. shown to Impeach
the jurisdiction or the court, thai the
Indlatt was a ward of the Government,
and that while upon the grounds of tho
Indian School, and under control of Fed
eral officers, that the Indian could not
be liable to punishment by the state, au
thorities Tor an assault and battery com
mitted while upon the grounds of the
Indian School, because exclusive JurlsdHS.
tion 'was vested In the Federal Govern
ment under article I, section i, sub4
division 17, Constitution ot he tJbited
Transactions in Htninsr Stocks.
Following were &e quotations at the Oregon
Mining EtocK Excnanso yeFieraay:
Adams fountain "5.
fcuftalo .'....l m
Q old Rill & Bohejnla.v,.
Lost Horsa .r. 6
OretonColo. M. M. & D. Co.... .i.
Riverside . 4 J
Umpqua .. o
SPOKANiJ. Nov. a.-JI"M 6slng iuotations
for mining- stocTcs today were!
Bid. Ask.1 Bid. Ask.
m&cktall i.t.lOH 11 Woble Fire.... 8 3,L
IPiine. ilaud.. 1
P. M. Tunnel. . .,
fit Rarrib. Car....25
AK4nM.TvHivn ft T
2 . Uosw. Giant... 1 2i
tfSalltvan , 14 16$
20 tTbm Thumb 10
37 Waterloo ..... 5VS
"$! Winnipeg .... .. a
60 IConJecture ... 2H ...
mlAnnr. Box .,. 8
84lOSold Standard T
L X L..,...18
L. P. 8urp... fcK
Mtn. Lion ...
Mom. Glory.. CU
SlorrlsOn .... 2
SAH FRANCISCO, Kor. S. The oflWal elos
lng quotations for mining stocks today were:
Alts, .-t .....$0 02IJUBU6& $0 03
Alpha Con 2
Kentuck Con .... 3
toiaea t. i
Occidental Con ... 8
Overman ......... 0
Best it Belcfter... 23
Challenge Con ... 12
See Boicner ..... z
Sierra Nevada ... 24
Con Cnl. & Va...
Crown. .Point ....
3onId s Curry...
Hale & Norcrosa.
1 051 Stiver Hill 85
75Unlon Con 18
2Gjrtah Con 8
2 Yellow jacket .... 17
KEW YORK, Nov. 2.-4d"!rilnr stocks today
closed as follows:
ChblUM. io 12OntariO $8 00
Crown Point 8lOpKlr i...... 75
Coh Cal. & Vh... S5Plyrrfith 10
Deadwood ....... SOiQulcksllver ...... 1 23
Gould Curry... 70) do pref 6 B0
Hale & Nbrcrods . 23 Sierra. Nevada .... 20
Homestake BO OCiDnloaCon 14
Iron Silver 60lStaniard S 40
Mexican 28Vellow Jacket .... li
"BOSTON, Nov. 2. Closing quotations:
Adventure ,... ? 5 OOlHumboldt ......$ 28 00
Allouez M. Co.. 2 25 Osceola 79 00
AmaU Copper .. DO WJParrott 46 00
Atlantic 24 OOlQulncy .. 165 00
Boston & Moat 318 OOlBanta F uop... o io
Butte & Boston. S 00 Tamarack 255 00
Cal. & Hecla... 705 OOJUtah Mining ... 87 25
Centennial 10 75 Winona A 00
rraaklln ....... 14 25, Wolverines .... 42 23
Rich Discovery at .Detroit.
DETROIT, lov. 2. A large vein of Xree
miillng ore, which assays $5 to the ton,
has been discovered In the mountains
back of this place by "W. J. Smith. Ma
chinery will be put in soon as possible,
and expensive development work fur
thered. Drowned While Running Loss.
DALLAS, Or,, Nbv. 2. Today Robert
Hayes was drowned at the lower flood
of Thurston Bros mill, while rafting
logs. He fell through the logs and was
carried through the gate of the dam. He
was about 24 years old, and had ho fam
ily. The body has not been recovered.
The Coos Bay Logging Company has
closed Its camp at Daniels Creek for the
J. M. Redd, of Carlton, will take a
carload of Cotswold bucks to WinnemUc
The Draper copper property near Waldo
Is now connected by telephone with the
The Marshfleld Racing and Fair Asso
ciation has made arrangements for a new
lease of the racetrack.
The Methoalst Episcopal church in
course of construction at Gardiner will
soon be ready for use.
During the recent storm the plledrlver
on the north Jetty, at Bandon, was blown
off the track Into the surf.
TravelefB over the Coast Range frohi
Tillamook several days ago reported 30
Inches of snow oh the summit.
The "sump"- In the cOal shaft at Coos
City has been finished, and the work Of
sinking the shaft has been resumed.
Malio ween hoodlums removed One of th
canon from the state capltol grounds ana
mouhted It In front of the Woman's Col
lege. The rise In the North tjmpqua brok
the boom at Winchester, but all the
poles of the electric light company were
The Columbia Southern has built a large
house at Shaniko for storing tools and
like equipment. Work also has begun on
a three-stall engine-house.
The Sorenson Lumber pompany has
shut down Its camp at Clifton, and will
probably not resume operations for three
6t four months, days the Astorian.
The Rainier Knights of Pythias have
let a contract for tho erection of a large
building, $x&5 feet, two stories. Tne
Jpwcr floor will be used for a public hall,
the upper one for a lodge rdom. Tho
contract price Is f300O.
The Hlllsboro Argus has it on ood au
thority that the powers xf the Washlugon
County Board of Equalization will soon
be put to test. When Assessor Cavell
last year turned over the rolls to fhe
County Board c-f Equalization, which con
slsts Of County Clerk, Assessor and Coun
ty Judge, the assessments of. several
heavy taxpayers yrere raised. When the
collection commenced, thesfe property.
owners refused to payVthe tax, and the
land Is now included In the delinquent
list. Some offered to pay afterwards, but
the offer was not accepted. It la now
up to the assessed to stop the sale, which
will be done by Injunction as soon as
the time for publishing: ha$ expired.
GOLD MEDAL, PARIS, 190Q
The Judges at the Pari Exposition
have awarded a
Waiter Baker & Go, --
the largest manufacturers of cocoa and
chocolate in the world. This is the third
award from a Fails Exposition.
GOGOAS AHD CHOCOLATES
are always uniform in qual
ity, absolutely pare, deli
cious, and nutritious The
genuine goods bear our
trade-mark on every pack
ago, and arc made only by
VHfilliRK ---" r
Butte & EOS.. Z 8
Crystal BM 4
. T. Con.... 2 2
Even. Btnr... 6
OoM TLdt... 136
REMEV WAS BOUND OVER
trTTBBJSD WoKttHLESS CHECH! OS,'
' . A SkliiBX. BANS. -
Uaafefe to Give &ms, Is ConflttcH in
Jail at Salem Portland Plfce,,
Wired to Hold HlisU
SA,EM, Nbv. 2. Philip Remey. who
was arrested yesterday for forging a J50
cneck on tire Capital Natronat Bank of
this city, was given aheartn;? tfefore Jus
tice O'Donald today. He was found
guilty, ana Hound over to await the: action
ot the next4term ot Circuit Cburt in Feb
ruary. His bond was put at $5d0, and
belnr unable to secure the same, he K
confined n Jail.
Sheriff Durbln today received a telegram
from, Chief ot Police McLochlaiv of Port
land, saying to hoW Rotny, If he- was
discharged here. Sheriff Durbln Is of the
opinion thai a great many of the safe
cracking and other offenses, up and down
the Valley have been committed by Re
mey. He answers the description per
fectly of that given by the Brownsville
authorities of tha man who drocked a afe
in that tow,h a short time ago.
OFFICER WAS ACQUITTED.
Case of Oregon City Deputy Game
Warden, Charged With. Trespass.
OREGON CITY, Nov. 2. Justice Mc
Anulty handed down a decision today in
the matter of the charge of trespass
against Deputy Game Warden H S,
Moody, acquitting the defendant. The
court .held that the state failed to prove
that defendant was not on lawful busi
ness when he went on the premises of
Catftalh J. T. Apperson. Tho defendant
had sufficient proof to show that he was
an officer of the law In the discharge of
his duties, Stata Game Warden Qulniby
having testified that he had personally
Instructed Moody to take his gun ana aog
along for a blind, and 'go out among tho
hunters to ascertain whether or not mora
than tho lawful number of birds were be
ing kllldd daily. The statute under which
tho charge against Moody was based dls
tlnctly provides that dfllcers ot the law
In the discharge of their duties aro ex
empt from the penalties therein contained.
LIFE TERM IN PEWITEJiTTARY.
Penalty Imposed "Upon Mrs. Crockett
for Kllllns Her Husband.
PENDLETON, Or., Nov. 2. Mrs. Minnie
Crookett was sentenced to the State Pen
itentiary for life this afternoon by Judge
Ellis, for killing her husband at Milton.
When asked If she had aught to say
before sentence was passed, Mrs. Crock
"Yes, sir, I have; I wish to say that I
am innocent of this charge; that I am in
your handa, a helpless woman."
Will Take Mather to rfew Yorlr.
SEATTLE, Nov. 2. Detective Andrew
Nugent, wno arrived In this city today
for the purpose of taking Charles Mather
to New York, where he Is accused of
having stolen Jewels valued at JiS.QQO, left
for Olympla this afternoon for the pur
pose of obtaining extradition papers. It
is not positively known whether Mather
will resist extradition, but Detective Nu
gent lit proceeding Upon the assumption
that he will encounter resistance before
Mather is safely out of the state.
According to Detective Nuget, Mather
has twice before been arrested upon
charges identical with the ono for which
he was arrested In this city. Once he
sorved a term In a New York prison for
stealing jewelry while he was a travel
ing salesman, Over two years ago.
Indians Will Be Hanged.
PENDLETON. Or., N6v. 2. This even
ing Columbia George and Toy Toy were
sentenced to be hanged December 21 for
the murder of Annie Edna, an Indian
woman. Judge Ellis pronounced the sen
tehee. The Indians heard the solemn
Words with indifference.
DRAMS POISON FOR WHISKY.
Fatal Mistake ot Waiter on Alaska
Steamer St. Paul From Nome.
SEATTLE, "Nov. 2. The steamship Bt
l?aul arrived fn port today from Nome
with 132 passengers and $100,000 in treas
ure. The steamer left Nome October 20,
and stbpped at IThalaska, leaving that
port October 24. On the voyage south
considerable rough weather was encoun
tered. October 27, W. Singleton, an English
Walter employed on the steamer, died as
the result ot swallowing a quantity of
carbolic acid, taken by mistake for
whisky. He went secretly to the doctor's
stateroom, and in his hurry took a drink
from the bottle containing the acid ln-
stead of the whisky bottle. Everything
possible was done to save his. life, but to
no purpdse, arid he died within a few min
utes after swallowing the poison, and
was buried the next day at sea.
TO AID NAVIGATION.
Larfte Force at Worlc Removing Sil
via de Grnsse Reef, Near Astoria.
ASTORIA, Nov. 2. Assistant United
States Engineer Morris has a large force
of men at work around the Silvia de
Grasrie reef, doing preliminary work for
removing this destruction to navigation in
the Columbia opposite Astoria. The
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, . , . JTourth and jViorrison Sts., Portland, Or.
Bran,cnlo&csira4First' AvBtM,fceattIe; f& Market BtreStTeBan,FrancSo
. Hours, S to 8; Sundays, 10 to 4. Ladles always In attendance, -",;
steamejr j&ncoln and; a piledjivef ar jV
sfttiHgT Several test THea havebeICdHvS
en, as'-well as a nutf&er of pieces SrHPallT
road rails for the same purpose.
Piles for Fishing Musi Be Removed
Senator. J. G. Megler. the Brookfield
cahneryman, corroborates tho- tepOttthat,
the Government Engineers are posting
notices, on seining grounds anarap loca-
tlons along the river, ordering that all
plle mast be removed within CO dayst
He says- that several of the owners
the jff3Wrty upon Which notices hiLSeT
been served have called on Major Lang
fltt, but could got no satisfaction from
him other than that the piles had tobe
removed. He further says that the qwn
ers of tho different pr&pertfes Yidve titles
from both the States of Oregon and Wash
ington, and by a decision of the United
States courts the Jurisdiction over these
tide lands is given to the, states.
Mrs. Fthnl6 Clark Montgomery?
ASTORIA, Nov. 2.-Mrs. Fannie CtarK
Montgomery, wife ot Mr. A. Montgomery,
and one of the pioneer women of Clatsop
County, died In this city today, after an
illness of several montns, aged 75 years.
The funeral will be held from the family
residence on Sunday, with Interment in
Ocean View Cemetery. Deceased came to
Astoria in 1356, and had resided here v.er.
since. A husband and one son, Jphn A.
Montgomery, of this olty, survive her.
Hon. John E. Youngr of Astoria,,
ASTORIA. Nov. 1 Hon. John E
Young, of this city died of consumpllan
at Klaraath Falls this evening at 5l3(C
He represented Clatsop County at tho laj
session et the state Legislature.
Horses for Cavalry Service.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Nov. A Captain
Walnwright has purchased. In. Eastern
Washington and elsewhere. In the, past
two months, 2S0 cavalry horses w.hlaht
aro being carod for at Vancouver Bar-,
raoks awaiting shipment to, he Orient
and such other places as shall ,be here
after designated by the War Department,
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