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The Estacada News
NEWS OFTHE WEEK
I b i Condensed Form lor Oar
A Resuma o f the Lasa Important but
N ot L ass Interesting Event«
o f the Part Weak.
Bishop P o tter has so far recovered
th at he is able to sit up.
A Chicago official in moving left the
ashes of his g ra ndm other behind
T h e Prohibition national conven
tion m ay adopt a platform with a sin
H o n d u ra n rebels have abandoned
tw o captured towns, but are advanc
ing on P ue rto Cortez.
A barber shop at Rawhide, Nev.,
was wrecked by a runaway a u to m o
bile crashing into the place.
A 18-year-old girl at Delmonte, N.
J., shot her father to prevent him
from killing the entire family of five.
P resident Ridder, of the American
Pu b lish e rs’ association, declares the
action against the paper tru st has
A new Japanese cabinet has been
formed, but there have been no
changes in the war and navy d e p a r t
A lone robber rifled three jewelry
stores in Portland, securing several
thousand dollars w o rth of plunder.
H e was captured.
T w o women were drowned at E n g
lish bay, B. C., near Vancouver, m
the presence of hundreds, who were
unable to help them.
U nited States secret service men
a re atte nding the sessions of the
Corean patriotic convention to p r e
vent any possible demonstration.
Senator Platt criticises the Oregon
Heat in Chicago Is causing numerous
deaths and prostrations.
The United States and Mexico may
intervene in the Honduran revolt.
I f elected, Bryan says he will share
the white house with Vice-President
The steamer Ohio has arrived safely
at Nome after a trip of 41 days from
June building statistics for the entire
eountry show a large gain, indicating a
recovery from the panio.
Japan is trying to steal more terri
tory from China. She is using tbs
Corean revolt as an excuse.
A San Francisco girl has just been
caught in Denver dressed as a boy and
waiting tables on a dining ear.
A Chicago domestic Is accused of de
lnding an insano old man into marrying
her and giving her his property.
Twenty of a Chinese crew were
k: * „
v . . L.
trying to oscape from their ship.
Peary will organize an expedition to
explore the Antarctic, but will not go
himself as he will be busy with the
Nicaragua has appealed to the new
Central American alliance against Sal
▼ador and Guatemala for helping Hun
A break is imm inent betw een V e n
ezuela and Holland.
F re n c h m erchants are tryin g to
open up a trade with Poland.
T a f t will spend at least a week pre
paring his letter of acceptance.
PANAM A E L E C T IO N S Q U IE T .
L A U N C H S O U T H C A R O LIN A .
No Opposition Develops to Election
of Senor Obaldia.
Panama, July 14.—The presidential
elections th r oughout the Isthm us of
P a nam a passed off Saturday without
disturbance. Jose D om ingo de Obal
dia, form erly minister to the United
States, and acting president during
the absence of Dr. Amador, was c'ect-
ed pre sident. T h e su pporters of
Ricardo Arias, who recently withdraw
his candidacy, decided not t o vote
and as a conse quence no opponent to
Senior Obaldia was placed in nom i
N otw ithstanding this a large nu m
ber of voters registered their choice
and dem onstrated the overwhelming
m ajority of Senor O baldia ’s support
F ro m all parts of the republic news
is received here that the elections
were carried on in an orderly man
ner, and that Senor Obaldia rccived
all the votes cast. At the conclusion
of the balloting enthusiastic crowds,
headed by a band of music, paraded
the streets of Panam a, cheering c o n
tinuously for the newly elected presi
T h ere appeared to be an absolute
absence of ill-feeling between the for
m er su pporters of Senato r Arias and
the adherents of Senor Obaldia
Never before has such a friendly spirit
been shown so quickly a fte r an elec
Big Battleship Leaves Ways Without
Philadelphia, J u l j 13.—Amid the
din of steam whistles ashore and afloat
and the cheering of thousands of per
sons assembled to witness the event,
the all-big-gun battleship South Caro
lina was launched Saturday a t C ram ps’
shipyard, on the Delaware River. As
the latest addition to the American
navy slipped into the w ater Mis9 Fred
erica Calvert Ausel, daughter of Gov
ernor Ansel, of South Carolina, broke
the traditional bottle of wine against
the prow of the great hull and gave the
big sea-fighter its name. Surrounding
the pretty girl stood a group including
her father and his m ilitary staff, many
oflicials of the navy departm ent, the
commandant of the Philadelphia navy-
yard, officials of the city, officers of the
Italian warship E ttore Fieramosca, now
in port, and hundreds of other invited
There was not a hitch to the launch
ing. A fter the launching the christen
ing p arty sat a t a luncheon and the
usual toasts to the new ship, to the
president of the U nited States, to the
navy and to the fa ir sponsor of the
ship were drunk.
The South Carolina is the second of
the two all big-gun battleships author
ized by congress, the other being the
Michigan, which recently was launched
at Camden, N. J.
The South Carolina has a length be
tween perpendiculars of 450 feet, a
breadth of 80 feet and her mean draft
will be 24 feet 6 inches. H er normal
displacem ent will be 16,000 tons and
full-load displacem ent 17,000 tons. Her
engines will have 17,000 horse power
and a contract speed of 18% knots.
Her bunker capacity will be 2,100 tons.
H er cost compjete will be $7,000,000.
The main b a tte ry will consist of eight
12 inch breech-loading rifles mounted
in four tu rre ts and so arranged that
each gun can fire two shots a minute.
These guns will be able to fire on either
broadside and will perm it 16 350-pound
projectiles to be discharged every min
ute. She will also have a b a tte ry of
30 3-inch and smaller guns.
NEW C H A R G E S FOR A D AM S.
Acquittal in Collins Caso Means Re
arrest of Prisoner.
Grand Junction. C 9 I 0 ., Ju ly 14.—I n
troduction of evidence for the defense
will begin today in the trial of Steve
Adams, a m em be r of the W este rn
Federatio n of Miners, on the charge
of m urdering A rth u r Collins, mine
superinlendent at Telluride.
Despite Judge Sprigg Shackelford’s
decision ruling out A dam s’ alleged
confession of this m urder, the end is
not yet in sight in the cases growing
out of the m urders and mysterious
disappearances that occurred during
the troubles in the m ining camps of
Colorado. If Adam s is acquitted he
charged either with the m urder of
Detective L yte Gregory at Denver, or
with having set off the bomb at the
tndepedence depot at Cripple Creek,
when 1.1 m iners were killed.
According to the prosecution, A d
ams confessed to having had a hand
in both these crimes in eight s ta te
ments secured from him by Detective
M cPartland in the penitentiary at
W A LE S C O M E S T O Q U E B E C .
British Heir Apparent to Attend Cele
Quebec, Ont., July 14.—Quebec on
the occasion this m onth of the t erc en
tenary celebration of its founding, is
planning a g reat historic and military
pageant T h e heir to the throne of
the British Kpipire is coming to honor
the m em ory of Canada’s founder.
Samuel de Champlain, and his official
landing will be made a brilliant spec
T he dedication of the battlefield will
be made the occasion for a military
display on July 24 T h o usa nds of sol
diers wi'l be mobilized from all parts
of Canada, and a score of battleships
and cruisers will be in port, re p re
se ntin g the U nited States. England
France. Germ any, Spain, Japan and
the Argentine Republic.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
C H A U TA U Q U A OPENS.
NO M O R E D IC T A T IO N .
A City of Tents— Expect Attendance
Oregon City.—There is every indica
tion of beautiful w eather for the 15th
annual session of the W illam ette Valley
Chautauqua Assembly, which is now
>pen. There are more campers on the
grounds than ever before. Dr. R. A.
Heritage, dean of the College of Music
of W illam ette U niversity, who is again
the director of the music a t Chautau
“ Forty thousand people will be on
the ground during Chautauqua, and w il1
spend not less than $1 each for tickets,
it the restaurant and for other ex
penses. Will H. Varney, known as
Handsome B ill,' an old opera singer,
with a voice like a lion, takes the part
>f the Judge in ‘ Trial By J u r y / that
will be heard a t Chautauqua Wednesday
night. Kugene E. Garliehs, who sings
the part of the defendant in ‘ Trial by
J u r y / was a tenor with F rank D aniels’
opera company for four years. Miss
Edna Browning, of Enterprise, Or., will
3ing the role of the plaintiff. Bhe has
been a decided favorite at W illam ette
U niversity and with the people of Sa
lem. The Chautauqua chorus will have
more than 100 singers, some of whom
Cherry Growers in Marion Count/ to
Salem.—C herry grow ers in Marion
county who are facing 3-cent prices
are contem plating the organiz ation of
an additional cannery association. The
Mutual Cannin g company, now under
the absolute control of one man, is
declared to have overreached itself in
its efforts to compel the grow ers to
submit to three-year contracts. In
v:cw of past experiences and the con
ditions confronting them this year,
the fruit m en are talking seriously of
building a new cannery.
In L iberty precinct a num ber of
grow ers have expressed their willing
ness to subscribe $500 tow ard the
erection of a cannery. Grow ers in
other p a rts of the county are also
realizing the necessity of concerted
acti< n if they desire to stay in the
"C herry grow ers and o th e r small
fruit men ” said Fruit I n s p e c t o r ^ . C
A rm stro n g "will lose enough this
year to build a good cannery. 1 shall
do everything in my pow er to assist
the grow ers to organize an associa
tion that will remain a m utual organi
zation, and I believe such a cannery
can be built for less than $ 10 , 000 ."
It will be impossible to erect a can
nery this summer, hut it is the plan
;o start in the fall. T h e Liberty
growers' plan is to erect a cannery as
a packing plant this sum m er, and next
spring enlarge it and add the machin
ery necessary to take care of all the
fruit that m ay be offered.
T h e Mutual Canning company is
buying cherries at 3 cents a pound
T he g row ers refused to sign the three
year contracts, but there is little hope
of better nrices from the cannery this
ye ar or next. In California the can
neries are paying from 6 to 8 cents for
the cherry crop and it is said the fruit
will not compare with the Marion
O R E G O N HAS S U R P LU S .
State Treasurer’s Report Shows Al
most $375,000 on Hand.
Salem.—State T rea su re r Steele has
issued his semi-annual report for the
period ending June 30. It shows that
$642,726.02, or over half the state
taxes, had been paid in up to the close
of the report, which rem onstrates the
good financial condition of the state
generally. T he tax on foreign in su r
ance companies, being 2 per cent of
their net prem ium s during the period
covered by the report, am ounted, to
$60 039 01, and the state income for
inheritance taxes totaled $17,162.88
the largest am ount ever collected in
six m onths before.
Cash on hand in the several funds
of the state, June 30, was $374,203.62,
as against $116,377.08 at the close of
the previous semi-annual term, J a n u
ary 1, 1908, and show s a gradual and
healthy increase of the state funds in
all d e partm e nts over the same period
of a year ago.
T h e total a m ount of the income
from the loan of the irreducible school
fund during the year closing June 30,
from all sources, was $227,792.07, of
which am ount $6,169.94 was paid out
in warrants, and $119,100 was appor
tioned a m ong the several counties in
April of this year, leaving a balance
of $102 522 13 on hand, to be a p p o r
tioned August 1. T h e cash on hand
in the irreducible school fund January
1, 1908, was $293,281.60, and this has
been increased to $373,995.85 up to
T h e total am ount of the irreducible
schooi! fund, including outstanding
first m ortg age loans, school district
bonds and certificates of sale of state
lands, is $4,953,204.92, and this will be
in c re a s e s
* o ,u m ;,u u u m a s k
fore the close of the present year.
Continue Forestry Experiments.
Astoria.—Dr. Hawley, the forestry
departm ent expert, who has been here
for several weeks experim enting with
waste products of the mills and logging
camps, has gone to E v erett to conduct
sim ilar investigations, and from there
will go to Vancouver. L ater he will
return to Astoria to complete his work
here, and eventually will conduct ex
perim ents at Portland. The report of
Dr. H aw ley’s work this far has been
sent to the departm ent in W ashington
and will be made public by it. A fter
concluding his labors on this coast, Dr.
Hawley will go to M ontana to experi
ment with the waste products of the
Japs Don't Like Platform.
Tokio, July 14.—T he news of the
action of the Democratic national
convention at Denver in including in
its platform a plank favoring the ex
elusion from the United States of
Asiatic laborers is taken here to he
Populist national convention hissed directed against Japanese, and is
causing considerable surprise and dis
Bryan and cheered for Roosevelt.
pleasure. In some quarters indigna
T h e American minister to Paraguay tion is expressed, and the declaration
Rejoices at Big Crop.
was fired upon during the recent revo is made that such a course is an in
Pendleton.—W ith a crop report that
fringem ent on the treaty rights of Ja
A wom an arrested in Michigan sup- pan and opposed to the principle ol would have sounded good in the best
osed to be Mrs. Gunness, the La humanity th a t should govern the re year that LTmatilla county ever had.
'orte murderess, turns out to be the lations of nations.
Pendleton m erchants and farm ers are
rejoicing this evening over the first
France Still to Protect.
Roosevelt will receive about $2 a
Paris, Ju ly 14. — M. Constans returns of the present harvest, which
began yesterday. T his report shows
word for his book on his coming hunt
a m ba ssador to T urkey, in an that the wheat on the Dave N e b o n
ing trip in Africa.
It is reported a holding company interview discredited the report that farm, in the n o rthw e stern part of the
will control both Coast telephone G erm any will assume the protection county, is yielding from 25 to 30 bu sh
companies. The companies both deny of T urkish subjects in China. H ere els to the acre. As this farm is lo
tofore France has assumed the pro cated in the light soil belt, the yield
tectorate, and he has not received the is considered fully equal to the a ver
Insurance companies will have to least intimation that such a step was age season.
pay practically the entire loss of $ 1 ,- to be taken. It has always been the
880,000 in the recent dock fire in Bos custom, he says, for the porte and the
Gervais Oils Streets.
French represe ntative in C onsta nti
Gervais.—T he streets of Gervais
nople to have an exchange of views
Rachid Khan, co m m a n d er in chief on any affair of importance, but the have been covered with crude oil by
of the shah's forces, has given notice question of transferring the protec orde r of the city council, to keep
that he will bom bard T abriz and drive torate has not been discussed.
down the dust. T h is is the third year
out all rebels.
oil has been used, and it has proven
T r e a s u r e r Sheldon, of the Republi
It is easy to apply
Los Angeles, July 14.— Four Chi and cheaper than water. T here is no
can national committee, says he will
voluntarily publish a full state m ent nese. taken into custody a few m o unpleasant smell, and the results are
ments after they had crossed the in lasting. It is rarely ever applied
of the campaign expenses.
ternational boundary at Calexico, more than once, although a second
T h e Venezuelan charge d'affairs at were witnesses of a revolver duel be application would be desirable later
W as h in g to n has been recalled, thus tween their captors, Im migration I n in the season.
c om pleting the severance of all diplo spectors Ames and Chandley, and a
matic relations with the United State s Mexican believed to have been their
Trolley Line to Hillsboro.
guide. After about 15 shots had been
Bishop Potter continues to improve. exchanged the Mexican disappeared
H i l ls b o r o —T h e United Railways
has concluded its first preliminary
The prosecution has opened the ease at the edge of the irrigation canal survey into H illsboro since its p r e s
m arking the boundary, and it is po s
•gainst Stave Adams.
ent owners gained control. T he line
sible he was drowned.
comes from near Linnton, over the
Roosevelt bid farewell in person to
Cornelius Pass, runs through the
the departing Peary expedition.
Haytiens Show Hostility.
Rethanv - Phillips - W est Union sec
tions, the richest dairy section in the
An English parliamentary committee
country, and crossing the north plain«
has reported against an import tax on
that the situation there is becoming of the Tualatin, strikes Hillsboro
more and more disquieting since the three blocks east of town, on Main
German ears won all places and the burning of the F re n c h hospital. An street T he new survey taps an im
w o rld ’s championship in the recent au outbreak is feared am ong the H a yti m ensely rich section.
ens, who are showing hostility to for
tomobile races in France.
eigners. The French cruiser Chas-
Better Telephone Service.
The national convention of tailors at
selou Kubab is the only warship in
Chicago has declared against freak in the
McMinnville— Representatives of the
nevations in men ’• clothes.
D eV arnev W a g g o n e r company met
met with the directors of the McMinn
The American Railway association
Rebels Beg for Amnesty.
ville Local & L ong Distance Tele
reports that during the past two weeks
London. J u ’y 14.—A spe c ia L to the phone company last evening and an
M.720 idle freight ears have been put
nouncod active work to begin on the
Rachin Khan, who in com m and of a line connecting this city with the
In ters ts te Railroad commission has larj?e force, including several b a t H om e company in P o r t ’and All poles
deeided that it Is not unreaaonsble for teries of quick firers, entered Tariz a necessary for construction have been
the roads to require shippers of lumber few days ago, is now bom barding the purchased, and are neing delivered
to fnrnish stakes for same when it is revolutionists, who are massed in the along the line W o rk is to begin at
Khiavana q u a rte r T h e latter, the Sherwood, one crew working toward
•kipped on flat ears.
dispatch says, have telegraphed to the P ortland and a nothe r in the direction
In a fight between a Northern Pa- shah
be of McMinnville.
eific brakemas and a tramp who was granted.
stealing a ride near North Yakime,
Refund License Money.
Wash., the tramp was shot to death and
Independence for Corea.
Hillsboro— The county board has or
tks brakemas severely wounded.
Denver, July 14.—Coreans coming dered the payment of $177.90 to Wil
The American battleship fleet has from all parts of the world will meet liam Martin, the Gaaton saloon keeper,
sailed from Ran Franeiseo on its voy in convention in this city to discuss whose business the recent prohibition
age around the world. The Nebraska measures for making Corea iudepend vote at that placj put ont of commis
whs left bekisd on account of scarlet ent. T h ere are only M delegates, but sion July 1, the amount representing
fever among tke crew. She will Join they are men of high education and the sum due Martin for cash advanced
the fleet at Honolulu.
absolute devotion to their cause.
for his liccnee.
Y. M . C . A. for Pendleton.
Pendleton.—According to present
plans of the Y. M. C. A. in the North
west, Pendleton is to be the next city
supplied with a branch of this or
ganization. State Secretary A. H
Rhodes has canvassed the situation
here, and he has announced that, in
his opinion, the time is now ripe for
taking up the work. Public senti
ment is favorable, and it is believed
the financial difficulties can be over
come. T he present plans include the
erection of a building costing from
$30,000 to $40,000.
Alfalfa Meal Mills.
Echo.—J. E. Murphy, of P ortland
this week commenced the erection of
a fireproof building, 32x60, and 18
feet to the eaves, of cem ent and steel,
to be used for an alfalfa meal mill
The mill will have a capacity of 25
tons every 24 hours, and will cost
when completed, $25,000. Mr. M u r
phy has leased the H e n r ie tta mills
and will run them in connection with
ms airaita meal ram.
Money for Electric Line.
Astoria.—Over $6,000 of the $10,000
capital stock of the Oregon Coast Rail
way Company, the company th a t is be
ing formed to secure rights of way and
make surveys for the proposed electric
railroad to Seaside and Tillamook has
been subscribed, and the stockholders
will effect organization by the election
of officers. As soon as this is done
steps will be taken to m ake the sur
veys, and within the coming few days
a force of men will be in the field.
Afflicted With Mosquitoes.
R ainier__Rainier people are suffer
ing inconvenience and pain from mos
quitoes,'w hich are here by the millions,
due to the warm w eather and the reced
ing water. They are so troublesome at
times as to be almost unbearable.
P O R TL A N D M A R K E T S .
W heat—Track prices: Club, 85c per
bushel; red Russian, 83c; bluestem, 87c;
Flour—P atents. $4.85 per barrel;
straights, $4.05(3)4.55; exports, $3.70;
valley, $4.45; 14 sack graham , $4.40;
whole wheat. $4.65; rye, $5.50.
Barley—Feed, $24.50 per ton; rolled
$27.50(5)28.50; brewing, $26.
Oats—No. 1 white, $26.50 per ton;
Millstuffs—Bran, $26.00 per ton; mid
Rings, $30.50; shorts, country, $28.50:
city, $28; w heat and barley chop, $27.50
Hay—Timothy. W illam ette Valley.
$15 per ton; W illam ette Valley or»l
nary, $12; E astern Oregon, $17.50;
mixed, $15; alfalfa, $12; a lfa lfa meal,
$ 20 .
Fresh F ru its—Apples, new Califor
nia. $1.50 per box; old Oregon, $1.25(8)
2.25 per box; cherries, 25c per pound;
apricots, $1.25 per c rate; peaches, 65@
85c per box; plums, $1 per crate; grapes,
$1.50(3)1.75 per crate; figs, $ firstname.lastname@example.org per
box; currants. 8c per pound.
Berries—Straw berries, 90c per cratn;
blackberries, $1.75 per crate; raspber
ries, $1.75 per crate; loganberries, 50(5)
90c per c rate; gooseb rries, 5@6c per
Potatoes—New C alifornia, l% c per
pound; new Oregon, 1(5)1 VjC per pound;
old. 60(5)65<* per hundred.
Onions—C aliforn;a red, $1.50 per
sack; garlic, 8(8)10c per pound.
Root V egetable»—Turnips. $1.50 per
sack; carrots, $1.50; parsnips, $1.75;
beets. $1 75.
Vegetable»—Artichokes. 75c per do«.;
asparagus, 10c per pound; beans, 6c per
pound; cabbage, 1(8)1 ^ c per pound;
corn, 30(340e per dozen; cucumbers,
Oregon, 50(8)75e per dozen; California.
$1.50 per box; egg plant, 1 7 ^ c per
pound; lettuc#. head, 15c per dozen;
parsley, 15c per dozen; pears, 2(o'3e
per pound; peppers. 15c per pound; rad
:shes, 124£e per dozen; rhubarb, 1@2<*.
*>er pound; spinach. 2c per pound; to
matoes, Oregon. $2.50 per c rate; Cali
fornia, $1.50(3)2 per crate.
B utter—E xtras, 25c per pound; fancy,
24c; choice. 20e; store, 17e.
Eggs—Oregon, 19(ff)20c per dozen.
Cheese—Fancy cream tw ins, 13Hc
per pound; full cream triplets, 13H e;
full cream Young Americas. 14*4«.
Poultry—Mixed chickens, 12c pound;
fancy hens, 12*312*4*; roosters, 9e;
springs, 18c; ducks, old. 1 2 ^1 3 0 ; spring.
12*4(314<*; gee«e. old.
12*4(8)13*; turkeys, old, 16<j5)18e; roung,
20(32.5*; dressed 17(319*
V eal—-Extra, 8e per pouad; ordinary,
6(37*; heavy, 5e.
Pork -Fancy, 7*4« per pound; ordi
nary. 6 * 4 *; large. 6 e.
Mutton—Fancy, 6@9e per pound.
M IL W A U K E E LA Y IN G RAILS.
T o Butte Next Month and to Coast
Early Next Year.
Spokane, W ash., Ju ly 13— B arring
delays not now looked for, tdie Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul rails will be laid
as fa r as B utte by the middle of this
month, according to W. E. Dauchy, en
gineer in charge of th a t division. The
rail-laying crews are now within a few
miles of B utte and the roadbed is ready
for them. From B utte west the laying
of rails is scheduled to commence
Ju ly 20.
Mr. Dauchy has ju st completed a trip
over the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Pau
right of way from B utte to Portland
and Puget sound. The condition of the
work is such th a t he estim ates the
completion of th e entire line early in
1909. The road will be handling traffic
on the B utte division before the end of
Reports from the recently flooded
district in M ontana show th a t damage
to the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
roadbed was greater than a t first esti
mated. Between Garrison and Missouln
several miles of rail was completely
washed away, and the trestle work wai-
damaged. Construction work in the
sta te was also delayed four weeks on
account of the high water.
G O O D T IM E S A H EA D .
G eneral Revival o f P rosperity Seem s
to Have Begun.
Chicago, Ju ly 13.—Careful analysis
of commercial, industrial and agricul
tural conditions made by representa
tives of the Record-Herald in Chicago
and throughout the United Staes show
th a t business a ctiv ity in all lines is
decidedly returning to normal and in
some cases exceeds it. Crops are un
usually large and the number of unem
ployed men and of empty railroad cars
shows marked decreases.
One of Uncle S a m ’s reliable busines«
barom eters, the postoffice receipts, reg
istered an exceptionally reassuring in
dication th a t the tide of business
throughout the country has taken an up
turn. In Chicago fully 10,000 railroad
men have gone back to work in the last
six months. H alf of the men the pack
ers laid off last w inter are a t work
again. The idle cars in the Chicago
district have been reduced one-half
since the high number reached in May.
Pardon Delayed Eighteen Years.
Columbus, O., Ju ly 13.—Officials of
the pen iten tiary here have started an
investigation to learn why a pardon
signed by President Benjam in Harrison
and mailed 18 years ago did not arrive
until last Saturday. George Swauston.
the man pardoned, completed his one-
year term for violation of the pension
laws in 1890 and departed from the
prison w ithout discovering th a t the
stain had been offically removed from
his name several months before. The
envelope containing the pardon was
dated Septem ber 3, 1890, 6 p. m.
Mormon Leaders in Big Tim ber Deal.
S anta Cruz, Cal., Ju ly 13__ Joseph
Sm ith, head of the Mormon church, is
here on a m ysterious mission connected
ith his extensive lumber interests in
this vicinity. Sm ith is accompanied by
a p arty of notable members of his
church, including C. W. Nibley, presid
ing bishop. George Stoddard, of Baker
C ity, head of the church in Oregon;
Consulter John R. W inder and Chief
P atriarch John Sm ith. All the mem
hers of the p arty own tim ber lands on
the Pacific coast, the Mormon holdings
in Oregon near Hood River. Baker City
and La Grande being enormous.
Naval Uniform is Passport.
S anta Cruz, Cal., Ju ly 13.—A fter hav
ing left C atalina island because they
were not allowed upon the floor of a
lance pavilion while in uniform, the
soldier sailors of the state naval re
serve encountered opposite condition's
when they arrived here Saturday night
on the V nited S tates training snip
Alert. A fter the m ilitiamen had been
officially welcomed to the city they were
form ally invited to attend a grand ball
in their hdnor.
Sha h Will Apologize.
London, J u ly 13.—The London Times
states that two representatives of the
shah will go to the British legation >it
Teheran to apologize for the tronble
given British subjeets during the reeent
uprising. The shah has isaued a fresh
renrript. promising to restore the eourte
of justice immediately.
C O N V E N T IO N A D JO U R N S .
.John Worth Kern, of Indiana, Named
for Vice President.
Denver, Ju ly 11.—T he Democratic
national convention concluded its la*
bors late yesterday afte rnoon by the
nom in atio n of J o h n W o r th Kern, of
Indiana, for vice-president, com plet
ing the ticket on which William J.
Bryan was made the nominee for
president during the early hours of
T he nom ination of Mr. Kern was
made by acclamation, amid the re
sounding cheers of delegates and spec
Delegates Shout and Wave Flags for tators. No ballot was necessary, as
tile trend of sentim ent had set ir r e
Over an Hour— Bryan Listeni
sistibly toward the Indiana candidate,
state after state registerin g its dele
Over Long Distance.
gations in his favor, and ail other c an
didates w ithdraw ing before the uni
versal demand for his nomination.
Denver, Colo., July 10.— (3:45 A.
T h e convention, after a djourning at
.VI.)— W illiam J. Bryan has ju st been daylight with the nom in atio n of Mr.
resumed its session at 1 F. M.,
nom inated for president of the United
with a powerful undercurrent already
i t a t e s by the Dem ocratic national in m otion toward the nom ination of
convention. It was a sw eeping vie Mr. Kern for second place. O n the
call of states Indiana presented the
tory, the vote being.
Bryan .................................................... 8023 name of K ern; Colorado, through ex-
Joh n s o n .................................................. 46 Governor T hom as, placed in nom ina
Gray ...................................................... 50i tion Charles A. Towne, of New York;
Not voting ............................................. 8 Connecticut presented Archibald M c
Neill, and Georgia, Clark Howell.
T h e nom in atio n was immediately T he names of Judge George Gray, of
made unanimous, and at 3:40 A. M Delaware, and John Mitchell, of Illi
the convention a djourned until 1 F nois, were not presented, owing to the
positive requests of these men not to
have their names go before the c on
T h e defeat of the “allies” was more vention.
.han a defeat; it was a rout. After
F o r a time it looked as though a
all their boasting of their ability to ballot would be required, but the
withhold from Bryan more than one steady line of states which joined in
hird of the vote on the first ballot seconding Mr. Kern-’s nomination
and th us prevent his nom ination with soon made it apparent that the
j u t a struggle, all they could niustet chances of all other candidates had
was a beggarly 105J votes out of a been extinguished.
Mr. T ow ne in person was the first
total ol 1006 .
New York remained silent as to its candidate to recognize the decisive
.mention until the last m oment, then natu re of the Kern movement, and in
cast its entire 78 votes under the unit a ringing speech he withdrew his
ule for liryan, after a poll in which name from consideration and pledged
Parker, Sheehan and Chairm an Con his support to the ticket of Bryan and
Kern W ithdraw als quickly followed
• iers sullenly refused to respond.
T h e nom in atio n was the closing from the su pporters of Howell, of
.cene of a night of the m ost delirious Georgia, and McNeill, of Connecticut,
excitement ever witnessed even in a leaving the Indiana candidate alone
Democratic convention. T h e wait for in the field. T h e withdrawal of the
he report of the comm ittee on reso- Connecticut candidate was accom
utions was prolonged until midnight, panied by a m otion that Mr. K e rn be
nd after an hour of freelance ora- nominated by acclamation. T he m o
ory the delegates decided to get the tion was carried with a deafening
igony of nom in atin g speeches over as shout, and the great assemblage broke
soon as possible. T h e y therefore sus into clam orous dem onstration on the
«ended the rules and called for nomi accomplishment of its work and the
nations before the platform was r e completion of the Democratic ticket.
T he nomination was made at 4:23
I. L. Dunne, of Om aha, electrified o ’clock, and the convention thereupon
he convention with a lurid panegyric adjourned without date. T he Demo
jn the Com moner, and at its conclu cratic national com m ittee will a sse m
don every Bryan delegation joined in ble this m ornin g to complete its new
t m ost tumultuous outburst of en organization and to select the chair
husiasm. T h e y tore the state stand man. who will be the c om m ander-in
and chief of the Democratic forces in the
marched around the hall, beating campaign. T h e throngs of delegates
drum s, blowing horns, clashing cytp and spectators are scattering tonight
bals. be aring down every pe rson who for their homes.
came in their way, women included
T hey m assed the standards around
L IK E O L D -T IM E P R O P H E TS .
the speaker's stand, and waved them
so recklessly that they tore the dec
orative eagles from their perches.
Minister Hails Roosevelt as World's
T his din continued to rise and fail
by tu rns for an hour and 14 minute
E dinburgh, July IX.—At ye sterda y’s
in a vast building packed so densely
with humanity that it was impossible session of the International Congrega
for any person in the galleries tc tional Convention, Dr. Mills, of Chica
move in his seat and with m any of go, speaking on the bearing of New
lie aisles and doorways jam m ed so Testament ethics on the family and eco
hat ingress or egress was impossible nomic relations, referred to what he
A lesser dem onstration greeted the disignated as the “work of America’s
toniination of Governor Johnson, of greatest preacher, who for several years
Minnesota, by Winfield Scott Ham has used the White House in the spirit
nond. On an ordinary occasion this of the old time prophets to apply the
lem onstration would have been con moral law to the great American cor
sidered ve ry much out of the c om porations." The practical result of this
mon. for it continued for 14 minutes teaching is a revival of the sense of the
nd the cheers and yells made up in ethical responsibility.
The speaker declared that neither of
■nrnestness what they lacked in vol
the great political parties dared to nom
Judge Gray's name was greeted inate a man to the presidency who was
with a spasmodic outburst of cheering not known to be a teacher of righteous
from the scattered delegations which ness.
During a discussion that followed.
supported him, but bv this time every
body was too much exhausted for any Dr. Brown, of California, declared that
incidentally he had seen more drunk
T h e adoption of the platform was enness in Edinburgh in a single <Jsy
marked by an outbreak of decided ill- than in a whole month in “wicked San
'eeling A resolution in favor of the Francisco.”
celebration of the centenarv of Abra
ham Lincoln's birth had been declared
Cleveland’s Will Filed.
■arried unanimously, when I. I.
T renton, N. J., July n . _ T h e will
Strau. of Maryland, a ttem pted to of of Grover Cleveland was probate d t o
fer an amendm ent. His voice was day. It is in Mr. Cleveland’s own
Irowned by hoots, and when later, in handwriting, and makes no dis
econding the nom ination of Bryan closures as to the extent of his wealth.
he tried to explain his intention to After some m inor Dequests, and the
move the addition of the name of R creation of a fund of $ 10.000 for each
E. I.ee t o the resolution, he was of the four children, the remainder
how'ed down so furiously that he wa< of the estate is left to Mrs. Cleveland
forced to abandon the a tte m pt to In the will Mr. Cleveland expresses
make a speech.
the desire that he be buried at the
place where he died, and ihat his body
Bridge Goes Down.
be not removed unless it should be
Cologne, July 10 .—T he new bridge absolutely necessary. Mrs. Cleveland
under c onstruction over the Rhine al is made executrix and F ra n k S. H a s t
Cologne fell yesterday, and m any of ings executor.
the workm en engaged on the struc
Sherman Must Rest.
ture lost their lives. Up to noon 14
bodies had been recovered, and nine
Utica. N. Y., July 11.—'T he p h y
men Had been taken from the water
seriously injured. T he scaffolding sician of Jam es S. Sherman, the R e
tupporting the powerful crane used in publican nominee for vice president,
he erection of the central span of the visits him twice daily. Mr. Sherman
bridge collapsed, and the crashing is perm itte d to spend tw o hours each
low-, of the span carried down several day in going over correspondence, and
other spans. Several w orkm en were the rest of the time his physician de
thrown into the river Some of them clares m ust be spent in rest. It is
said that Mr. Sherman has recupe rat
are still underneath the scaffolding.
ed more slowly than after any pre
vious attack. W h i'e it is admitted
Bryan Heard It All.
that he will ultimately have to be o p
Fairview, Lincoln, Neb., Ju ly 10.— erated upon for the trouble, it will
W. J. Bryan, in the -midst of his fam not be until he has gained his
ily and o n e or tw o close friends, to
night listened by the telephone to the
Fleet Talks With Shore.
wild dem onstration which interrupted
Portland, July IX.—T he United
the speech of I. J Dunn, nom in atin g
him as the democratic candidate for Wireless company, at its station on
president. H e heard the voice of Council Crest, was again in com m uni
Sergcant-at-A rm s Martin, the music cation with the fleet last night, and a
of ba nds and voices raised in song message from the Connecticut stated
By the magic of electricity and refined that the fleet was in latitude 32:26
accoustics he was a pa rt of the con and longitude 136:45. A m essage from
vention. A great local celebration
the Nebraska to the w eatner bureau
will take place in this city tonight.
at San Francisco, intercepted, stated
that at that time the fleet was in H'i-
Roosevelt Gets $2 a Word.
tude 35:14 and longitude 124:34. T he
N ew York, J u ly 10—T he price sky was overcast and the sea smooth.
Charles Scribner's Sons will pay P r e s T he battleships were about 5090 miles
ident Roosevelt for his account of his out.
Result of Long and Enthusiastic
Session at Denver.
CARRIES DAY ON FIRST BALLOT
h u n ting trip th r o u g h the African
jungles will be the highest ever given
to an a uthor for a w ork of similar
length. N o t only will the president
receive a lump sum of between $60 noo
and $ 75 .non for the serial privileges,
but he will also ge t a high royalty on
the book, into which the magazine
articles will be incorporated.
Sleuth 's Bad Blunder.
City of Mexico. Ju ly 11.—Antonio
Felix, a detective from Los Angeles,
is under sentence of death on the
charge of kidnaping Some tim e ago
the I.os Angeles man went to Lower
California and captured a Mexican
na med A ntonio Martinez wanted in
California on a m urder charge. It is
New Rockefellee Baby.
said that Felix did not wait for ex
Bar H arbor, Me., July 10.—Mrs tradition proceedings to bring his
J o h n D Rocke/eller, Jr., gave birth man across the border, but drove him
to a son late yesterday at the R ocke across the line in a carriage
feller sum m er hom e here. T his is the
third child, the others being a boy
Bishop Pottnr W eaker.
and a girl.
Cooperstown. N Y . July 1 1 —T here
was little change in the condition of
Window Glass Goes Up.
Bishop P o tter last night. H e recov
Cleveland, July 1 0 —A raise of 10 ered slightly from the weakness that
and 20 per cent in the price of glass cansed alarm yesterday morning, and
was decided upon by window glass spent a com fortable day, but the im
m anufacturers of the U nited States provem ent was not so great as to
allay the fears of bis family physician.