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Southern Oregon's Leading Newspaper.
ROSEIiURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, iqoo.
State Convention is Solid for
-DEflNfc THEIR PRINCIPLES.
Porto Rkan Policy Accredited
to Lincoln The
CoLVJiai'S, O., April 25. Tbe Republl
can Bute Convention reassembled at 1 p.
m., today. Keporte of tbe committee
were adopted, including one making the
temporary organizing permanent.
The committee u credentials found
theouly coolest In Washington county,
and reported in favor of seating both del
egation! Willi esch having ono-half the
vot. Ex-Representative Taylor, wbo
led Uie opposition, insisted tbt tbia re
port would be liko Congrats allowing
Roberta of Utah one-Ioorth vote and bis
three wives each one-fourth Tote. Tay
lot's motion to teat tbe delegates select
ed under the call of tbe state committee
and to unseat tbe conttstents carried.
Yeas, 455 ; nays, 438.
TIIK llt'CKJCVK IXATrOIIM.
General C. II. Grosvenor from the
committee on resolutions then reported
tbe platform, which waa adopted. Tbe
platform reaffirms tbe declaration of the
principles adopted by tbe frit. Louie coo
ventlon to 1800, and continue:
"We cordially indorse tb wise aad pa
triotic administration of President Mc
Klnley, whose signal achievement in
war and peace, in etateemauahip and di
plomacy mark an epoch in tbe history of
nations, and whoee brilliaut socceesjui
tlflea and demands, lo the high intereeta
of tbe country, onloterruped cootiooance
tbroogh another term ol hi great but
uncompleted work, confronting no pre
coated requirement At borne and unex
ampled responsibility r.broad. lie has
mot them with courage, tk'eltty and
strength, which have given him an en
daring place In the confidence and a flee
lion of bis countrymen.
"Every pledge of bi administration
baa been faithfully releenied. It baa
dispelled long buslneea depression, re
stored protection of Aurjsn labor and
industry, reawakened nuivria! confi
dence, re-established prosperity uoparal-
',ed, assured to labor steadfast employ
ment and blgbeat pay, opened new fields
of enterprise and new markets for trade.
It he brought to agricultural clauses a
better condition than for many years,
fixed the gold standard upon firm found
ations of law and mado our National currency-
lurgur in volume, sure In value
and lifted our National credit to the
highest plane 'any nation has ever
"In the broader field of world duty
and influence, it ha met au unavoidable
war for humanity with unequaled vigor
and success; has crowned the matchless
triumph of our arms on sea and laud
with tbe courageoua accomplishments of
il solemn and high obligations; haa
faithfully Btudied and sought equally tbe
true honor of the Nation and the great
est good of lbs people who bave com
under our flag and haa, tbroogh tbe wise
use of expanded opportunity led our
country on tbe pathway of greatness
ON rOKTO 1UCAS UUKBTIO.N.
'We reaffirm tbe principle io which
the republican party bad Its birth and on
which Abraham Lincoln waa elected
President, that the repieeentatlve of the
people have full power over territory be
longing to tbe United State lo harmony
with subject to the fundamental safe
guard of our free Inatltuliona for liberty,
justice aod persoual right. We sustain
the President and Oongreaa In exercising
thin pjwer with due regard for the safety
and welfare of the Union and with most
joat, generous, humane and fraternal
oonalderation for tboee over whom the
authority of tbe Nation is extended.
"We advocate for them free school,
lull security for life, liberty and prosper
ity, moat liberal measure for the devel
opment of their industries and agricul
ture ami tlm largest degree of local self
rule lor which they are fitted. We have
faith iti American patriotism, character
and capacity, in 1 wo know that Ameri
can government will extend the Inesti
mable blessings of freedom, law and
Civilization to ihe people whoaro brought
under our protection-"
The pro' lalocs of the treaty of Paris
are approved in every particular. On
thin subject the platform continues;
"That sovereignty (iu tbe Philippines)
must not be repudiated and the high mo
tive of ita origin must result in the es
tablishment of peace and order and the
blessing of individual liberty among the
people of the Philippine Islands."
ON ellll'I'INO IIILli AMI TBU'TS.
The platform favors such legislation by
Congress as will encourage and promote
a United States merchant marine.
Tbe plank ou t runts is as follows:
"The republican party of Ohio stands
committed to legislative and executive
opposition to threatening combinations
of capital that eeek to restrict com peti
tion and stifle independent investments
that add materially to. the development
of the state and the lurgeat employment
of labor, but we insist that injurious
combinations shall be forbidden and the
so-called trim la he so regulated from time
to time and be so restricted as to guaran
tee Immunity from hurtful monopoly aa
to Insure fair treatment and protection
to all competing industries."
The platform etrongly indor.es the
administration of (Governor Nasb, aod
declares for a uniform system of munici
Tbe state ticket waa nominated by acclamation.
Bryan and Schley.
WAbUiNfiTox, April 25. Tbe friend of
Uear-Admiral Schley in Washington,
ay that be baa no desire whatever to en
ter politic, and that all the talk about
the democratic leader attempting to se
cure hi consent to accept tbe vice-presidential
nomination at Kansas City will
fail. Iti doubtful if the effort will be
made. It ie not at all likely that a mes
senger will be aent to the admiral to ask
him whether or not be would accept the
nomination. This haa been discussed
before by tbe democratic leader. Io tbe
event that they desired to make their
ticket Bryan and Schley, this year, tbey
would do so at Kansas City, without any
consultation whatever with Admiral
Ellen P. Asken, (nee Harriae) was
born in Bennington, Genossee county
N. Y., i ngust 18, 182". She moved with
her parents, in 1839, to Barry, Pike
county, III., where in 1843 she wan mar
ried to T. A. Asken, and there they lived
'until 1883 when they moved to Missouri,
aod there lived one year coming the
next year to Oregon. Ia 1843 she was
converted and joined the M. E. church
in which she lived an humble Cbrlstain
dying in the faltb at l'denbower April
24, 11)00. lier husband and three child
ren preceded her to the better world.
Her funewl was preached by Uev. J. T.
Cotton In the presence of a large number
of friends after which she was laid away
la Ihe Masonic Cemetery at Koseburg,
We've laid dear mother down to rest,
For all her tasks are o'er,
She's bid farewell to pain and death,
And tbla world' rocky shore.
Uod took ber gently by the hand,
And aoon she reached the ihore,
To elng with angel round tbe throne
Of Jesua evermore.
Ob may we strite to do Uod' will,
Obey the plan be' given,
And when our task on earth ia o'er
Meet dear mother up in heaven.
HOWARD At the family residence on
Jackson St., April 20 1900, Job How
ard. Tbe deceaaed was born in Potter
county, Pennsylvania, September IS,
1870. Tbe funeral will be held at the
family residence at 11 o'clock Satur
day morning. Friends of the family
are respectfully invited to attend.
Elmer WImberly of the P.acket Store
ha a very neat linen display In hi show
window in the shape of a miniature light
hoase male entirely of linen good.
TOO LATE TO FILE
No Democrats or Populist (or the
MAY BE BRYAN AND SCHLEY.
The Admiral Doe Not Seek the Hon.
or and Does Not Care for it. But
it flay be Forced Upon Him.
Salem, Or., April 24. John C. Young,
regular People's Party nominee for coo
gree from the First District, tot'ay pre
sented his certificate of nomination at
the secretary of state's office for filing.
It was returned to him without fling, on
the ground that it was too late, the time
for filing having expired April 19. II.
K. Courlner and W. M. Ramsey, , nom
inees for Supreme Judge on regular Peo
ple's and democratic party tickets, re
spectively, bave not filed their accep
tances. None of the gentlemen, there-
i dire, are entitled to bave their names ap
, pe.-r upon the official ballot. There is
J yet time, However, to make legal nomin
ation by .petition, which it is probable
will be done in these cares.
The lenders of the regular Ptople's
Party in Oregon have already arranged
date for speaker in tbe interest of tbeir
state and congressional tickets. The
campaign will begin at Baker City, May
21, at 7:30 p. m., and will close at Ash
land, Jane 2, at 2 p. m. Tbe speaker
are: lion, W. M. Uoward, of Alabama,
and Hon. J. B. Oaboro. of Georgia, and
their date are a follow : May'21, Bak
er City ; May 22, North Powder and Cove ;
May 23, Richland and Pine; May 24,
The Dalle; May 25, Portland; May 26,
Oregon City and McMinnville; May 28,
Dallas and Salem ; May 29, Corvallia and
Albany; May 30. Eogene, May 31, Roee
bnrg and Grant's Paaa; Jane 1, Eagle
Point, Gold fiill aod Jacksonville ; Jone
2, Medford and Asblaod.
"The News From Nome."
Io the course of a long editorial aim
ing to boom- Caps Nome, the Seattle
Poet-Intelligencer admits tbe follow
"It is evident that the country imme
diately about Nome has been staked and
that hundreds will be at work 00 the
beachea near by before tho first gold
seekers ariivo from the outside. Nj
doubt there will be opportunity to work
beach claims, but if tundra or gulch
claims are to be acquired near Nome, it
will prohably have to be through pur
chase. Some peoplo may be disappoint
ed, therefore, iu finding that the Nome
district ia practically closed to them for
location purposes; but there are miles ol
beach to the north and to the south, with
innumerable streams not yt prospected,
and to the man wbo is willing to lot
the country over and does not expect to
be met by a fortune the moment he steps
ashore, there is more than an even
chance for at least a email return."
Yes; there ia tbe beach, extending
clear up and down tbe Pacific ocean ; and
there ia the eea water which contains a
percentage of gold ; and there are both
enda of tbe rainbow, showering down
buckets full of gold, if It can only be
Native Sons of Oregon.
Thomas Croxton cabin No. 29, Native
Son of Oregon, waa instituted io Grant
Pass on Tuesday evening by Grand Pres.
IdentSol Blumauer of Portland, with 1
member present. The following officers
were lostalled : Pres., E. E. Dunbar; P.
P , R. K. Montgomery; 1st Y. P., It. G.
Smith; 2nd V. P., J. A. Blew; Srd V.
P., Clarence Purdom ; R. S., E. W
Kuykendall ; F. S., E. II. Lister; Trees.,
J. A. Jennings; trustees, C. Purdom, A.
Umpheltt, L. L. Jenniogs; M., C. C.
Presley j I. G Walter Ifatmon; O. G.,
WOOL SHOULD BRING 20 CENTS.
So Says Polk County Man, Who Urges
Growers to Demand It.
Salem. Or., April 24. II. II. Vande
yort, of Polk County, one of the moat ex
tensive sheep owners In tin vincinuy,
aaya that he will hold bis wool this year
for 20 cents per pound, and he advises
all wool growera to do the same. He be
I eves the supply and demand warrant
that Drica. and ia a.ti.flnH that If
era bold oat for it tbey will set it. A
sneering nss not oegun there is no mar
ket price, but it is generally believed
that much Inna than "fl rani. in Ka
offered. Mr. Vandefort thinks that if
tne present weatoer cootlnnes, abesnng
will begin about May 10. Fleeces are ol
very good quality this sprinir, owiog to
the mild winter.
At the residence of the bride's mother
onMoeherand Stephens Sts., April 25,
1900. Mr. E. If. Billings, the popular
S. P. condactor and Miss Katie Sharkey
daugnterof Mrs. H. Sharkey of this
Tbe ceremony was performed by
Fattier Bentgen at 8;15 p. ,; Miss
Nellie Shsrkey, sister of the brido, wait
ed on tbe bride and Mr. Dow acted as
Tbe groom wore tbe usual costume
and tbe bride waa attired io a beaatifal
gray tailor made traveling drees. The
bappy couple left on the overland this
morning for a bridal tour in California.
Mr. and Mrs. Billings were presented
with many useful and pretty presents, a
partial list is here given.
Mr. and Mrs. James Byrnes, dozen
silver teaspoons; Mr. and Mrs. Mike De
Yaney, two silver napkin rinita; Mr. and
Mrs. J. II. Hildeburn, dozen silver
teaspoons ; Mrs. Geo. Simon, silver berry
spoon; Mrs. N. Boyd, faocy chins vase;
Mrs L. Minard. dozen silver tea
spoons; Mrs. Roy' McClallen, silver
hotter knife and sugar spoon ; Mrs Ella
Clarke, dozen table napkios; Ieador
Abraham, faocy comb and brush; John
Givana. china so op tureen ; Mr. and Mrs.
M. Fickle, a number of handsome hand
kerchiefs; Mrs. H. Sbarkey. Turkish
rug; Mies Nellie Sharkey, parlor lamp.
This office received an abundant
supply of choice cake.
New Cabin Dedicated.
In tbe midst of considerable pomp and
splendor Joe Lane's Cabin No. 10, Na
tive Sons and Julia Abraham's Cabin No.
5, Native Daughters of Oregon, was
lormally dedicated last Monday evening.
Grand President Sol Blumauer, of Port
land, aod Grand President Mr?. It. A.
Miller, of Oregon City, honored tbe re
spective orders by their presence, and
werrt given Feats of honor during the ded-
icition ceremonies. At the conclusion
of ths ceremonies, a beautiful gold pen
was presented, in a neat epeech. to the
grand pieenleut by Hon. Geo. M.
P.rown. President Celia McClallen, on
behalf of the Native Daughters, present
ed their grand president with a hand
some book, both recipients responding
io neat speechts. A handsomely framed
picture of Mrs. Julia Abraham waB pre
sented to tho Native Daughters by Hon.
J. W. Hamilton, on tmbalf of Hon. Sol
Among the trophies of the Native Sons
was included pie u res of General Joe
Lane and wife and fac simile of his com
mission Issued by President Jas. K. Polk,
the frame being a window sash taken
from the Indiana home of General Lane
built lo 1S3U. Another article of interest
in the new hall is an old rifle presented
to the Cabin by W. It. Wells of Olilla,
which has a romantic history, being
manufactured in Burlington in 1848, and
another presented by I. F. Rice.
The program was interspersed with
excellent vocal ana instrumental music
and tbe ceremonies concluded with a lux
urious lunch in the banquet hall.
The new ball is elegantly furnished
and is complete in every detail and af
fords a home of which the N. S. O. and
N. I. O. may well feel ptoud.
B. F. Wells of Olalla, made the Plain
dkalkh a pleasant call while ia Rose-
burg today. He has just received his
commission from the postmaster general
and orders to sail to Maiila on the trans
port Sherman whicb aaila from San
Francisco, May 15. Mr. Wells goes to
Manila to twept , position in te U. S.
1 1 ill 1 Depart aiuul lor the Philippines.
The Boers Are Driven Out of
BRITISH OCCUPY DEWETSD0RP.
Lord Roberts Attempis a Bold and
Darin; Feat Would Encircle
Heuschel, Cape Colony, April 25. It
is reported that the British bare occu
pied Wepener after heavy fighting. It
is also said the Boers are unable to es
cape to tbe north and reat develop
ments are expected.
Driving the Boers Back.
London, April 25. Tbe war office baa
received tbe following iroro Roberta, at
Bloemfontein : "Pole-' 'arew's division
reached Roodekop without any casualties.
Tbe advance was cover l by cavalry and
horse artillery, whicb drove back the
enemy with beavy louses.' Mounted
troops this morning were crossing Mad
der river at Yalsbank. French's arrival
near Modder evidently alarmed the
Boers, wbo evacuated a strong position
near Dewetedorp during the night, and
it was occupied by Cbermside's division
General Roberts' Great Feat.
London, April 25. It is now evident
that Lord Roberts wishes Jnot only to de
feat tbe Boers, but to pen them in. To
this end, 40,000 troops sre concentrating
in tbe Southeastern portion of tbe Free
State. Tbe success of this important
movement almost entirely depends upon
General French. If he can awoop down
with the rapidity which be displayed at
Kim be rely and Paardeberg, he will effect
the same sudden transformation which
followed the cavalry evolution two
Every day the Boers remain at Wep-j
ener, improves French's chances of suc
cess. To put a girdle around 25,000
Beers in tbe southeastern part of the
Free State Roberts has evidently taken
TO AID INDIAN WAR VETERANS.
Governor Is Trying to Prevail Upon
Congress to Act in Their Behalf.
Governor T. T. Geer has written to
President Wm. McKinley and to Speaker
Henderson, of the lower house of con
gress, urging them to exert tbeir efforts
in behalf of the Indian iWar Veterans'
pension bill. Tbe governor, in bis let
ters, said that the old veterans, 1200
strong, were juetly entitled to the pet
eions for which they bad waited so long,
and that if the bill granting them thould
pass at this time, it would be but a tardy
act of justice. He recitts how these men
in the .early days of Oregon, wten the
national government was unable to give
adequate protection to tbe settlers,
risked their lives in the interest of tbe
state and that, at that time, no other re
source was available ; that allot them
are now old aod, unless tbey are speedily
given tbe relief asked for, none will bo
left to enjoy it.
It ia hoped that this appeal ol Gover
nor Geer to tbe president and Speaker
Henderson will result In speedy action
by congress to tbe end that tbe old war
worn and time tried h 3 roes of the Indian
wars of tbe esrly dsys in tbe Northwest,
will soon receive that plttance J which
tbe government abould have allowed
them a quarter of a century ago.
Roberts' Successor In Congress.
Wasuinutos, April 25. W. H. King,
Representative from Utah, as aworn in
Judge William II. King, of Salt Lake
City, wbo was elected on lbs democrat! o
ticket, baa already aerved a term in Con
gress, in 1890, leii.g elected by a major
ity of 20,000. H ia a Mormon, but not
a polygamist, and ia 37 years old. His
majority over the republican caodilate.
Jamus T. Hvnnond, was abjut 2003.