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PORTLAND, OREGON", THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 1906.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL.. XLVI. NO. 14,193.
IN AS SHERIFF
Takes Oath on Com
pletion of Count.
IS WINNER BY FIVE VOTES
Tom M. Word, Defeated for
Re-election, Will Contest.
FILES HIS SUIT TODAY
Claims Gross Frauds Were Commit
ted. Xotably In Scllwood Pre
Ml'LTNOXAH COL'NT COMPLETE.
With the count complete In Mult
nomah County. Robert L. Stevens,
Republican, has defeated Tom M.
Word for Sheriff by five votes. The
official canvass gives Stevens 0200
and Word 025.1. " Complete unofficial
returns give Jonathan Bourne. Jr.,
for United State Senator, a plural
ity of 16SS. Governor Chamberlain
has carried the county by 181 votes,
for Supreme Judge, Robert Eakln,
Republican, has a plurality of 6292.
W. R. Kills, Republican, for Repre
sentative to Congress, lias carried the
county by 8104. Women's suffrage is
defeated by 10.167 to 5S08: a ma
jority against the amendment of 4290.
The local option law is defeated by
8-168 to 6.149; a majority against the
law of 1S19.
Robert L. Stevens has been nworn In
as Sheriff of Multnomah County, but to
day notice of contest of his election will
be filed in the Circuit Court by Sheriff
Tom Word. . Tho official count of the
election returns was completed at i
o'clock yesterday afternoon, and ten: min
utes later a certificate of election' was
issued to Mr. Stevens and he was sworn
in by County Clerk Fields. It 1s generally
twllcved'''that a recount will be ordered,
and the contest promises to be very spec
tacular In many of lis features, as each
side alleges gross irregularities, on the
part of the other. The official count
gives Stevens 900 votes and Sheriff Word
The official returns give Stevens a plu-
M L LTNOMAH'S VOTIS 0!V THRBK
U. S. Sen. Governor.
89' . 64
. 771 1.16
125 . 18S
13' , 27
1 46' 75
- 27 15
1 1 :
1 ID! I
No election In precinct 83.
MULTNOMAH COUNTY'S VOTE ON WO
MAN'S SUFFRAGE AMENDMENT
AND LOCAL OPTION LAW.
34 . .
110 171 135 121
v 5 146 89 92
70 941 55 94
SO 163' 120 111
66 126! 89 90
- 911 192! 118 147
'50 50! .29 62
. 52 143' 92 87
44 1 22 : 86 87
47 10tv 84 62
61 89 71 59
85 143: 120 103
41 88! 60 57
144 270 171 215
31 60! 47 . ,39
137 246! 167 198
81 141 77 138
126 156 : 92: 178
131 1851 142! 152
25 36: 18! 36
62 136! 95! S6
171 222! 135 229
SO 1251 62 140
46 1.16 100 1S9
67 78 - 23 117
81 1411 77 133
101 184 115 146
111 177! 95 174
126 193 98 190
148 19SI 133 198
93 131 ! 79 122
40 114, 81 58
109 152! 95 147
101 172' 109 134
118' 263! 151 . J9
58i 136! 78 107
174 186 108 232
87 138! 79 134
100 115. 58 151
"'99! "'91' "49 'Hi
141! 79! 47 160
7 71 8 5
171 1831 1301 213
6 24' 10 14
105 98' 39 153
122 119! 88 136
81 77 41 115
97 97! 62 . 134
17 151 6 23
164 126; 88 ISO
21 20 14! 24
14 27 121 25
28 . 33 ' 26: 2S
45 44! 281 42
57 119! 80! 116
33! 66' 28 ' 62
36 351 20 45
31 47' 19 45
"is "441 "si "26
29! 17! 29 17
361 35' 20 4.1
16j 28 19 19
11 13 6
586SI 10,1671 6549 836$
rality of but five votes, but It is claimed
by the supporters f Word tbt their
candidate has a plurality of 49o ytt&s.
Stevens and his friends are confident that
the count of the Judges will be sustained,
and that. If any change Is made, the plu
rality of five ballots will be increased.
Word and his supporter appear to .be
equally .confident that the contest will
show that they were victorious. That
the proceedings will be followed with the
deepest Interest, and that the contest will
be fraught with bitter feeling, also that
there may be many interesting develop
ments, goes without saying.
Regarded as a Clever Coup.
The issuance) of the election certificate
to Stevens and his being sworn into of
fice immediately after the completion of
the official count is regarded as a clever
coup by the supporters of the Republican
candidate. It was done to head off any
attempt by the Word men to enjoin
County Clerk Fields from issuing the
election certificate. As It is, Stevens has
been elected, and Word is making a fight
to displace him by attempting to show
that the count was not correct.
One single error, which in most elec
tions would be considered trivial and
of absolutely no Importance, may per
mit Sheriff Word to serve his second
term. But three votes cast for Word
and not counted could turn what is
now defeat Into victory. Many persons
who are nonpartisans consider that
both the candidates have an equal
chance of winning by the contest.
Scllwood will undoubtedly be brought
prominently into the limelight if a re
count is ordered by the Circuit Court.
It is alleged that of the 176 voters
sworn in there many cast illegal bal
lots against prohibition and against
May Throw Out No. 3 7.
It is possible that an attempt will be
made to have the entire vote In pre
cinct 37 thrown out but Henry E. Mc
Ginn, attorney for Sheriff Word, refuses
to make any statement on this score.
Manv of the names of the voters sworn
in at precinct 37 were obtained and
they will be Investigated.
In precinct 37 Stevens obtained a
scant majority of 17 votes and if all
the ballots cast In that precinct were
declared void and no other changes
made in the count it would mean that
Word has been re-elected. Of the votes
east In precinct 37, 235 were for Ste
vens and 218 for Word, The liquor deal
ers made a bitter fight against prohi
bition in precinct 37 because of the
Oaks and the Mount Hood brewery
which are In that division. The election
judges at Seilwood moat vigorously
contend that the election there was
conducted honestly and without par
tiality and deny that there were any
irregularities of any kind.
Charges of Grossest Fraud.
Attorney E. J. S. McAllister asserts,
however, that he has positive proof
that the liquor interests, backed by the
management of the Oaks defeated pro
hibition by the means of illegal voting.
Mr. McAllister was one of the leaders
in the prohibition fight and was very
active during the campaign.
Mr. Stevens stated last night that
he firmly believed a recount would be
to his advantage and that his plurality
would be Increased Instead of cut
down. He also declares that he has
positive knowledge of gross irregulari-
(Concluded, on Face 3.)
Send Man to Talk to
House Committee. -
HAS DIRECT CLASH WITH NEILL
Charges of Filthiness Repeat
ed to His Face.
t ' ' ,
HE COURTS INSPECTION
Panic-Strlckcn Packers Send Repre
sentative, Who Calls Hurried
' Meeting to Hear Him Work
of Reform Begun.
WASHINGTON. June 6. The answer of
the Chicago meat packers to the charges
contained in the Nelll-Reynolds report
was made to the House committee on ag
riculture today by Thomas Wilson, man
ager of Nelson, Morris & Co., who said he
was authorized to speak for all the pack
ers. The hearing was held at his re
quest, and Dr. A. D. Melvik, chief of the
Bureau of Animal Industry, and Charles
Ncill. chief of the Bureau of Labor Sta
tistics, were summoned to hear and an
Mr. Wilson's statement was in the na
ture of a general denial, but when he
made his denial apply specifically to the
worst of the charges of filthiness con
tained In the report, Mr. Neill came back
with an emphatic declaration that he had
actually seen what he described. He ex
plained away the boiling of returned
canned goods, denied that rope got mixed
with potted ham. insisted that floors were
scrubbed daily as clean as a kitchen, and
maintained that potted chicken and tur
key are actually what they are called.
He objected to Inspection by theorists,
scoffed at the "fine sensibilities" of
Messrs. Nelll and Reynolds, and invited
the committee to go to Chicago and in
spect for Itself, though admitting that
reforms, such as additional sanitary fa
oiUtieiv had been made slr.ee the Neill -Reynolds
report was made public. He
objected t making the packers pay for
inspection, but welcomed Inspection at the
cost of the Government.
Reason for Boiling Canned Goods.
As to the charge that canned meats
were boiled in water "to freshen them
up," Mr. Wilson said there was absolutely
nothing in this. Canned meat, he said,
was as good five years after it had been
put up as it was five minutes afterwards,
providing no air had got to it. If air had
reached the meat, it wou.. be spoiled
beyond being freshened up. What the
cans were put in hot water for was to
soak off the old label, which, he said, was
an injury to the appearance of the goods
He denied absolutely that there were
any diseased cattle or hogs butchered for
food. For hi every carload of cattle or
hogs, he said, some were likely to be dead
and some diseased. The dead or diseased
hogs and cattle were sent to the Standard
Rendering Company, which was a very
different institution from the Standard
Slaughtering Company, although the two
were likely to be confused In the mind.
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The rendering company turned the dead
and diseased meat into grease, which was
a co-product in the manufacture of soap.
; Rope Does 'ot Get Into Cans. ..
Mr. Wilson 'described. In detail, the op
eration of preparing canned meats, and
when asked by Representative Scott, of
Kansas, a member, of the committee,
"how about the rope and other foreign
matter found with . the scraps on the
floor,'" Mr. Wilson explained that what
was probably seen In this instance was the
string on the knuckle end of what had
been dried beef. This string was used
to hang the beef in. the smokehouse, and
when the beef was sliced off. this knuckle
end was left. ' There was a bone in it,
and he said it was impossible to tise it.
This bone would smash the machine if an
attempt was made, to use it.
"I do not believe Mr. Neill got any
statement from any one that they were
going to chop these pieces up. it he did.
It was from some one who did not know
or he did not get the whole statement."
Representative ; Haskins asked about
the dry floors, "These floors' replied
Mr.' Wilson, ."! .scrubbed every night
as :U-a.a as wood can be scrubbed. They
ere as clean as any kitchen."
- Want Inspection by Experts.
Taking up the recommendations of
Messrs. Neill and Reynolds, looking to
the improvement of conditions, Mr. Wil
son said the packers did not . object to
Government regulation of sanitary condi
tions, but they did object to the Secre
tary of Agriculture being made the judge
of what Is sanitary.
"Why, he might call in outside talent,
which was inexperienced as to packing
houses and the business of slaughtering.
Just as has been done recently," continued
Mr. Wilson. "Certainly, we should object
to that. There are experts on the ques
tion of sanitation, nd we have no objec
tion to the closest scrutiny from these."
Supervision of every branch of the
packing business was not objected to by
the packers, said Mr. Wilson. The Gov
ernment may put on as many inspectors
as it desires, so long as the packers do
not have to pay for them. He said the
packing business would be benefited by
the Inspection of the different branches
from "the hoof to the can." Good Inspec
tion is what the packers want, he de
clared. Handling of Canned Goods.
In addition to tho question of who
shall be the judge of sanitation. Mr. Wil
son said that the only suggestion
made by tho Nelll-Reynolds report to
which the packers would have any ob
jection Is the requirement that the
date of canning be placed on all
canned articles. He said that would
serve no purpose, except to injure the
canned meat business.
"Naturally, a buyer will choose the
article with the freshest-appearing la
bel," said Mr. Wilson, "when, as a
matter of fact, the canned meat does
not deteriorate with age."
In speaking of the return of goods,
he said that consrjP .1. j it are. nornr
ti me .sent back to tha shipper be
cause a nail had been driven through
a can in fastening- up a box. This, he
said, would cause that cSn to spoil
and the consignee would imagine that
the whole shipment had spoiled. Then
it is possible, in rare instances, for
air to have got into the can and caused
it to swell. He described such cans
ns "swellers," but said there Is no
danger of these ever being eaten, and
added, with a slight laugh, "not the
slightest." No one, asked him why.
"Would it be possible to put in cans
meat which has begun to putrify?''
asked Chairman Wadsworth.
"Not unless the meat were accom
panied by chemicals such as It would
be suicide to eat," replied Mr. Wilson.
He declared that the use of bad meat
had not been attempted by reputable
packers and that it would be suicide
to their business."
' Declares Criticism Unjust.
Mr. Wilson read a prepared statement
to the committee, in which he said:
That the livestock and packing Industries
have suffered an irreparable Injury by the
(Concluded on Page 5.)
FOR SHERIFF ELECTED
"I Adore Men," Says
One; All Applaud.
STAMPEDES THE CONVENTION
Tune Suddenly Changed From
Satire to Jove.
DELEGATES MAKE UPROAR
Caustic Comments on Male Sex
Arouse Indignation at Federation
Convention Charge of Self
ishness Angrily Scorned.
ST. PAUL, Minn., June 8. (Special.)
Clubwomen love "mere man," they re
spect his many virtues, they cherish for
him the highest admiration. Some of
them even declare that he is more un
selfish than they. Therefore, let the
trousered sex bow gracefully and exclaim
with hand upon heart, "This is so
After seven days of jests at man's ex
pense, seven days of Ironic epigrams,
patronizing quips, satiric paradoxes and
scathing denunciations, a profession of
affection was made today at the con
vention of Federated Women's Clubs,
which Is in session in this city. Man has
been rebuked for his monopoly of the
ballot, laughed at for his frivolous in
stincts, rebuked for his Impotent legisla
tion. Gentle bits of inuendo have even
hinted that he ought to be classed with
the lower animals. But at last the truth
has leaked out in spite of everything the
clubwomen really dotes upon man.
Stampede to Love of Man.
The revelation occurred at a conference
upon legislation held this afternoon and
Mrs. Alice Bradford Aries, of Chicago,
provoked the touching scene. She arose
in some indignation to protest, against
caustic -words applied .to masculinity by
several rampant surrragists and in a
moment the meeting was stampeded.
Rev. Mary Andrews, of Omaha, also
sprang to her feet to proclaim from the
housetops a penchant for the opposite
sex, and many others would have hastened
to the confessional if the chairman bad
not adjourned the meeting.
This sentimental-climax was provoked
by a debate upon woman's right to vote.
The conference was crowded with ex
ponents of the suffragist cause and the
meeting suddenly Jumped the track of
corrective legislation to plow through the
ditch of political equality. Discussion of
Susan B. Anthony-s creed ran high and
the Injustice of man's monopoly of the
polls was pointed out vigorously.
Men Good, Kind and Generous.
It was the word "selfishness," used by
Rev. Maxy G. Andrews In commenting
upon the dower laws of her state, that
caused Mrs. Aries to assert herself.
"I wish to object to the description of
men as selfish," she declared firmly. "It
is a fact of world-wide recognition that
American men are the most unselfish In
the world. They are good and kind and
generous. In my opinion, they are more
unselfish than the women. The property
rights in my own state, Illinois, are much
more fair to the wife than they are to
the husband. We have also passed laws
safeguarding our girls, which cause me
to have some misgivings about the dan
gers to which they subject our b03-s. All
the matters we are discussing will be
remedied In one way or another, accord
ing to local conditions, and woman's suf
frage will not make so very much differ
ence." She Dotes on Men.
When the applause and commotion died
away, Rev. Mary G. Andrews was de
manding the floor.
"I throw slurs at men? Never,", she
declared. "I adore men, I dote upon men.
We could not get along without them."
After these two outbursts the miffrag
COUNTS BALLOTS ALL XIGHT
Women's Federation Holds Warm
Election and Hears Much Talk. '
ST. PAUU June 6. This was elec
tion day In the biennial convention of
the Federation, of Women's Clubs. "The
nomination committee named a list of
officers for the next two years at the
morning session and the election began
at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. The polls
closed this evening. As there are 876
ballots to be counted and as there is a
contest for some of the offices of di
rector, the count of the ballots, it was
announced, would not be finished be
The report of the nominating com
mittee "was made by Mrs. A. J. New
bury, of New Jersey. She stated that
the Minnesota delegates nominated
Mrs. Sarah Piatt Decker for president
and the' nomination was seconded by
the delegates from Texas. The nomi
nation was unanimously made and
great applause greeted the announce
ment. The election of ofHcers resulted in the
recommendation of the nominating com
mittee being adopted as follows:
President. Sarah S. Piatt Decker. Den
ver; first vice-president. Mrs. Philip N.
Moore,- St. Louis; secSnd vice-president,
Mrs May Alden Ward. Boston; recording
secretary. Mrs. John Dickinson Sherman,
Chicago; corresponding secretary, Mrs,
Charles Perkins, Knoxvllle. Tenn.'; treas
urer, Mrs. Josiah Evans Cowles, Los' An
geles; auditor, Mrs. Parry V. . Penny
packer, Austin, Tex.; directors. Mrs. O.
P.'Klnsey, Indianapolis, Mrs. Sarah Ev
ans, Oregon, Mrs. H. A. Johnson, Kan
sas, Mrs. Alice M. Johnson. Rhode Isl
and, Mrs Guy R. C. Allen, West Virgin
ia, Mrs. Philip Carpenter, New Tork;
Mrs. Wlliara P. Orr, Ohio, Mrs. Frank
The subject of the addresses before
tonight's session was "Women in the
Professions." Mrs. Mary E. Woolley,
president of Mount Holyoke College;
spoke on "Education"; Mrs. May Alden
Ward, of Boston, on "Journalism"; Rev.
Caroline Bartlett Crane, of Kalamazoo,
Mich., on "The Ministry"; Mrs. Philip
Carpenter, ol New Tork, on "Law";
Miss Amelia Bingham, the actress, on
"The Stage"; Dr. Sarah M. Kendall,
Seattle, on "Medicine," and Miss Ella
Powell on "Music."
Mrs. Wilder, of Chicago, introduced
a resolution calling on Congress to
take immediate action for the correc
tion of the "shocking- conditions" In
the packing-houses. The resolution was
referred to a committee.
MILLIONS ARE TIED UP.
Chicago Bankers Getting Anxious
About Walsh Bank Litigation.
CHICAGO, June 6. (Special.) Banks
of Chicago with J12.000.000 still tied up in
the Walsh bank litigation and railroad
deal have heard nothing from tneir money
since the cash went into the hands of the
clearing-house committee last December.
This was stated today by the president
of one of the best-known financial insti
tutions contributing to the Walsh fund
as a part explanation of the dissatisfac
tion among the bankers who are pressing
for a quick wind-up of the entire Walsh
affair and demanding receivership pro
ceedings against the Walsh roads.
"The clearing-house committee has
made no report on Its work since the
failure," said the banker. "We are un
easy, of course, for we are not railroad
men, but bankers, and we want to get
our money out of the Walsh deal as
quickly as we can. I think as long as
Walsh Is in danger of criminal proceed
ings he will not consent to selling the
railroads for what can be had. It's
natural that he wants the roads to sell
for enough to make good all the paper
of the roads in his banks. It would put
him in a stronger position with the Gov
ernment. "I believe as long as Walsh is threat
ened he will not consent to the sale of
the roads at any sacrifice at all. If we
get our money back, therefore, it looks
as If we must either fight Or wait for It."
It was added that bankers are talking
of reorganizing the Walsh roads and
operating them until the banks can 11
to other roads at a satisfactory figure.
EXTENSION T0 SHOSHONE
Road Will Be Ready In Time for
Opening of Reservation.
CHICAGO. June . Announcement was
made today by the officials of the Chi
cago, Burlington & Qulncy Railroad that
their Shoshone extension will be com
pleted and ready for traffic in time for
the opening of the Shoshone Reservation
to settlement by the Government in July
snd August. This extension of the Bur
lington Road leaves the Billings main line
at Toluca, Mont., near Custer battle
field, and runs down through the heart
of the Bighorn basin. The present termi
nus of this branch is st Worland. Wyo..
one of the points of registration. Another
registration point Is Thermopolls. Wyo.,
which Is connected with Worland by a
30-mlle stage road. Landers, Wyo.. and
Shoshone, Wyo.. the other places where
intending settlers can register. are
reached by the Northwestern Railway.
Millionaire's Special Wrecked.
COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo.. June 6.
Freight Engineer Frank Cunningham was
killed and Fireman T. J. Callahan was
fatally injured tn a head-on collision be
tween a special and a freight train on the
Colorado Midland Railroad at Boyer. 70
miles west of this city, this afternoon.
Both men were residents of Colorado City.
Thomas F. Walsh, the millionaire min
ing man. was on the special train and
suffered severe cuts and bruises. He ar
rived here late tonight.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TODAY'S Cloudy and threatening- in the
morning, probably followed by fair and
warmer weather during the afternoon.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. SB
deg. ; minimum, 47. Precipitation, .241
Military revolt breaking out in Russia.
Riot In Moscow suppressed by Cossacks.
Emperor of Germany visits Emperor of
Austria. Page 4.
More revelations about . Morales' designs on
Alpbonse. Page 4.
Victories won by Guatemalan rebels. Page 3.
House committee hearA beef packers de
fe.nse. Pare 1. "
Armour says meat exposure will coat packers
I1SO.000.000. Page 5.
Cabinet members accused of exceeding au
thority. Page 3.
Strong plea for passes for railroad employes.
Several republics may withdraw from Rio
conference. Page 6.
Deadlock in Congress threatens on type of
canal. Page 2.
Democrat indorse Bryan for President in
three state. Page 1.
Penrose dictate Pennsylvania Republican
nominations and convention Indorses Roose
velt. Page 1.
Fulton's opinion on Oregon election. Page 2.
Railroad clerk admits receiving small for
tune In graft on coal operators. Page 3.
Tornado in Minnesota causes death and de
struction. Page 3.
Women in convention admit they love men.
president Roosevelt talks to high' school
children. Page 4.
J. J. Hill denies trackage deal with Har-
rlman. Page 4.
Mutual Life official to be Indicted for for
gery. Page S.
Commercial and Marine.
Effect of packing-house disclosures on local
canned meat trade. Page 13.
Wheat strong and higher at Chicago. Page
Selling for profits in stock market. Page 33.
Wool sells at average price of 21 cents at
Shaniko. Page 13. , v
Strike of sailors at ?an Franeiw 'las up
Coast shipping- .Page 9.
Democrats Refuse to
Hear of Hearst.
NAME THEIR CHOICE FOR 1903
Arkansas, Indiana and South
STATE TICKETS NOMINATED
Penrose Dictates Nominations in
Pennsylvania Strong Anti-Trust
- and Anti-Corporation Plat
form Is Adopted.
HOT SPRINGS. Ark., June 6.-The con
vention of the Democratic party of Ar
kansas today, amid expressions of Intense
enthusiasm, unanimously adopted reso
lutions indorsing William J. Bryan to be
the Democratic standard-bearer In the
Presidential campaign of 1908. and selectei
the nominees of the party for Senatorial
and state offices to be voted upon at the
ensuing general election as follows:
. For United States Senator, Jefferson
Davis; Governor, J. S. Little: Auditor. A.
E. Moore; Secretary of State, O. C. Lud
wig; Treasurer, J. L. Yates; Attorney
General. W. S. Klrby: Superintendent of
Public Instruction. J. J. Doync: Land
Commissioner, L. L Kauffman: Agricul
tural Commissioner, Guy B. Tucker; As---soclate
Justice, J. C. Reddick; Railroad
Commissioner, southern district, H. L.
Hampton, northeastern district, J. W.
Friends of William Hearst endeavored
to stay the Bryan tide by asking that the
matter be submitted to the voters of the
state at the next Democratic primaries,
but in vain.
HOOS1ERS CHEER FOR BRYAX
Champ Clark Clearly Defines Parly '
Issue on Tariff.
INDIANAPOLIS. June 6. The Demo
cratic State Convention tonght was
largely attended. Although there are not
the warmly waged contests for places on
the state tcket thst have marked some
previous conventions, the crowd tonight
compares favorably with past political
gatherings. The mass of delegates was
addressed at Tomlinson Hall tonight by
Representative Champ Clark, of Mis
souri, who devoted considerable time to
a discussion of the tariff. His mention of
William J. Bryan's name was received
with a great outburst of applause.
In his dscussion of the tariff question,
Mr. Clark said:
Among other things, we differ widely on
the tariff. The dominant idea among Dem
ocrats touching the tarlfr Is revenue; the
dominant Idea among Republicans on that
subject has come to be protection. I think
this a fair and accurate statement of the
battle lines on which his campaign is to be
waged as far as the tariff Is concerned.
We say that. Inasmuch as we must, both
from habit and necessity, raise a vast reve
nue by tarlfr taxes, all articles on the du
tiable fist should be divided into three great
general classes luxuries, comforts and nec
essaries; that the highest rates should be
levied on luxuries, the next highest on com
forts, and the lowest, or none at all, on the
necessities "of life.
SOUTH DAKOTA FOR BRYAN
Democratic Convention Applauds
Every Mention of Name.
YANKTON. S. D.. June 6. The South
Dakota Democratic Convention, which
was held here today, strongly indorsed
Bryan for President in 1S0S, and every
mention of his name brought forth a
storm of applause.
The platform also declared for the mu
nicipal ownership of all public utilities.
The following ticket was named:
For Congress, W. J. Elder, of Law
rence, and S. A. Ramsey, of Sanborn; for
Governor. J. A. Stransky, of Brule; for
Lieutenant-Governor, James Coffee, of
Wallworth; for Secretary or State, Frank
Latta, of Hyde; for State Auditor. John
Hayes, of. Stanley; for Treasurer. C. W.
Martin, of Grant; for Attorney-General,
C. B. J. Harris, -of Yankton; for Com
missioner of Schools and Public Lands, C.
J. Laughlln, of Lake; for Superintendent
of Public Instruction. Thomas Lyne of
Clay; for Railroad Commissioner, B. H.
Lien, of Minnehaha.
CALLS XOX-VOTER TRAITOR
Miles Declares Fate of Republic in
Hands of Citizens.
BOULDER. Colo.. June 6. General
Miles delivered the address to the grad
uating class of the University of Colorado
today. His subject was "Our Country and
the Responsibilities and Possibilities of
its Citizens," and he elaborated on the
suggestion that the destiny of the Nation
is now more than ever In the control of
"Three necessary requisites of good citi
zenship are intelligence, character and
patriotism," he said. "Every time a citi
zen fails to exercise his right of fran
chise, he commits a treasonable and un
patriotic act. Every officeholder who de
votes his time and attention to personal
interests or to secure his own selfish
purpose is false to his duties as a repre
sentative of the people.
"This republic must continue on Its
march of progress or it must lapse imo
decay by the acts of its own citizens."