"' ( Tlio Hood River Glacier. It's a Cold Day When We Get Left. VOL. 8. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY. JUNE 26, .1896.: NO. 5. I EVENTS OF I DM -Epitome of the Telegraphic News of the World. OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS Comprehensive Review of the Import ant Happenings of the Fait Week . Called From the Telegraph Column.. Twenty-four " hundred additional Turkish troops are now on their way to Crete. It is thought the Turks are preparing for another mssaacre. Houses of Christiana are being marked by the Turkish soldiers. Sir Joseph Prestwioh, porfessor of geology at Oxford, and the author of valuable geological works, died in Lon don, aged 84. ., ...'.,- , t French officers were grossly insulted ! at Canea by Turkish soldiers. They were cursed and reviled and swords , were drawn threatening their lives. G. H. Penderson, a fisherman of As toria, is missing, and, as be was very despondent previous to his disappear ance, it is believed that he has com mitted suioide. ; IV i Notices have been" posted at all" the collieries of the Lehigh & Wilkesbarre Coal Company, of Pennsylvania, that work is discontinued until further no- tioe. Eight thousand ,. men and boys are idle, . - r ''"'"';; President Jordan, of ' the Stanford university, has arrived at Seattle to take oharge of the expedition whioh is to sail on the steamer Albatross to in vestigate the seal fisheries on the - islands 6f the north, and study the life and habits of the seals. The largest single night's catoh of ''salmon whioh has been made for many r years in the Columbia river, was taken '' between midnight and ; dawn Tuesday morning. The canneries were com- polled to limit the boat to a oertain ' amount of fish eaoh, as they were un ' able to handle all 'that was brought in. Unless" significant signs fail, the squadron of United States warships, just now : stationed in the harbor of New York, will be dispatched soon on an ' important mission. Those ' who ' should be in a position to know say the destination will be the ooast of Cuba.: ; During . the last wek work on all tbe: vessels has been doubled in response to a special order received from the sec retary of the navy. The nature of this order dannot be ascertained President Cleveland will take no ao ''. tion as to the Cuban rebellion. '. ., John M. Thurston, of Nebraska, was made permanent chairman of the Re publican national convention at St. Louis. '..' Adolpb Padelford is dead in Paris. ', He was the the husband of Bettina Girard, the actress whom he paid ' 120,000 to drop her name; "" " ' The pump house of the North' End Water Works, Taooma, was burned down, leaving that entire section', of the city without water for a dfcy. ; ; . Sarah Blackburn obtained a verdiot fat Oregon City from the Southern Pa cific Railway Company for $2,000 for the killing of Mark Blackburn, by a train at a street crossing. As a result of the rbcent warm weather rivers and creeks in Idaho are booming, and lands in many places ' 'are overflowed. It is estimated ' that i damage' to the amount of $12,000 has been done to the road between Wallaoe and Osborne. j j V'j" - f -' t ; . i Owing to' poor attendance ' and bad weather, the Portland baseball club of the Paoifio leauge, has been disbanded. :The Seattle club followed suit. Ta ooma wilX make an effort-to hold to '" 'gether."" An effort will be"made' to .' ,have desultory games throughout the summer. ! John Connors shot Mamie Mulligan , ;three times in the head, in Chioago. He then shot himself through the right temple.' He is dead. The girl is not expected to live. The deed was com mitted because the girl . would not marry him. , Connors is 45 years old, iand Miss Mulligan is 16. 5 ; ;. ' f, The British' steamer Drummond Cas : tie. Captain ' N. M. Pierie, from Cape .Town, for11 London, oollided with an ! unknown steamer near Brest, Franoe. ) She sank in three minutes with 144 1 passengers and 103 officers and crew on i board. . Two men were picked up by a 'fishing boat. The fate of the steamer ; ''with whioh she collided is not known. ! News of a terrible earthquake, in volving the loss of over a thousand ', lives, has reaohed Yokohama from the 'island of Yesso, which oontains the j northern provinces of Japan. ' The ! subterraneous disturbance lasted about ! twenty hours, and during that' period ; the utmost terror prevailed. Ground 1 rumblings are described as resembling ;the roar of distant oannon. Shook fol lowed shock almost in uninterrupted i succession. In all it was estimated 'that about 150 shooka occurred. The 'whole town of Kumaishi is destroyed by a tidal wave, which acoompanied . 'the earthquake. Many disasters to shipping are reported from the tidal . .-wave. . .. ; , ; k ' Must Be lirougtit t '111. 'a Cape Town dispatch sys the sec retary of state for the Transvaal has telegraphed the British high commis sioner there that, haviug in view the welfare and peace of South Africa, the Transvaal . government is convinced that the proofs in its possession, which are at the disposal of Great Britain, now completely just fy and compel the bringing to trial of Ceoil Rhodes, Al fred Beit and Pr. Harris, all of the British South Afrioa Company, and oonneoted with the raid into the Traus vaal. The seoretary adds that the Transvaal secretary is obliged to press this step on Great Britain, and also to urge that all oontrol of ; the British Chartered South Africa Company be transferred to Great Britain. .., The Juliet Wi pjwtdy. -Paul Kamanne, a kanaka, was hang ed in the prison corridor in Folsom, CaL, for the murder of Mrs. Ellen Robinson at Latrobe, Eldorado county, on May 6, 1898. The execution was deovid of sensational incidents, and was witnessed by only the few persons required by law. The murderer died without a word or a tremor on the scaffold. He was pronounced dead exactly 1 1 minutes after the fall of the drop, his neck being broken. It wap the quickest execution on reoord, the body being out down just 13 minuteB after the prisoner left his cell. Few Troops Will be Moved. . The programme for the annual move ment of troops has been definitely ar ranged at last, and the neoessary orders will go forward at once to department commanders There will be much disappointment over the fact that with the exception of two companies of the 11th infantry, the movements are con fined to two regiments. It is under stood that lack of funds is the cause for limited oLanges.' ' " .j .... . Ten The sand Drowned. ; A Yokohama dispatch says: It is estimated that 10,000 people were drowned by ' the tidal wave on the island of Yesso, in the northern part of Japan, whioh acoompanied a succession of frightful earthquakes lasting about t enty hours. In addition to the town of Eumassia, whioh was wholly de stroyed, many other ooast towns have been washed away entirely or in part. ; The Strike Situation. Every oannery on the lower Colum bia river is in operation, some of them t tied to their - utmost . capaoity to h indie the catch of fish, and it looks as if the fishermen's strike is about over for this year. ( -7 1 :':"' Venezuela for Gold. Minister Andrada, of Venezuela, has received advices from Caraoas as to the finals ratification of the constitu tional amendment by which Vene- ela adopts the gold standard. '.!,"' Fortune' Favorite. George Delong, who had been piok- ing strawberries in Benton Harbor, Mion , has fallen heir to a fortune of 1150,000 by the death of an uncle in the St. Louis tornado. 'Five to Be Hanged. Judge Parker, Of the federal court, of Fort Smith, Ark.,' has sentenoed Dennis Davis, George W. Wilson,, Frank Carver. Jesse and John Nofice to be hanged July 9, for murders com mitted in the Indian territory. Carver killed bis mistress, Annie Maledon. This is the second time he and Davis have been sentenoed. ; ' Borne Silver Statistics. Of the silver bullion purchased un der the aot of July 14, 1800, there are now on hand 182,998,452 fine ounoes; the cost of thia,bullion is 1119.941,055; its coining value $172,641,414. The total number of silver dollars coined from bullion purohased under the act of July 14, 1890, to June 1, 1896, was 46,104,651. Upon this coinage there was a seignorage or profit of $10, 117,284. Patter.' n Wai Jfleo ed. O. T. Patterson, of Taooma, has been eleoted commander of the G. A. R. for the department of Washington and Alaska. ' : - ' Drowned In the Umatilla. ! A young son of A. B. Hogue, of Pen dleton, while playing on a footlog over the Umatilla river, lost his balanoe and fell into the rapidly- running stream and was drowned. , His body has not been reoovered. Burial of the French Family. The burial of the French family, the vlotims of the reservoir disaster at Baker City, took plaoe in that oity, the seven bodies all being interred in one grave.' The funeral was the most im pressive, and the bodies were followed to the cemetery by a procession of car riages one mile in length. Outbreak of Natives. A new outbreak of the natives of Matabeland occurred between Umtali and Salisbury.' At a meeting in that Tioinity June 9, of a number of chiefs under Makoni, all exoept four agreed to revolt, and several whites were mur dered. . ' .: General DImond Is Dead. General W. M. Dimond, of the Call fornia National Guard, died at the Gllsey house in New fork. GROSS CARELESSNESS. San Franol.co ' Building Oollapied, Burying Seven Per.ona. ' San Franoisoo, June 24. The three story building at the oorner of Fifth street and Mint avenue collapsed at 4 o'clock this afternoon, burying a dozen persona in the ruins. Two bodies have been recovered, and it is feared there are others in the debris. The list of dead follows: Mrs. Ernstein Silverstein, of 205 Stevenson street. John May, laborer. The injured are: Patrick MoKeown, proprietor of the Brighton house, severe internal in juries; may die; Richard Buoking, H. Shepard, Dennis Griffin, Emeile Luen berger, John Lyons, Simeon Dean, Miss Sarah Byrne, skull fraotured, right arm .broken, right thigh frao tured; Mrs. Joseph Byrne, Mrs. J. L. Mahler, Miss Bessie Wilson, Miss Pearl Woodward. v r To add to the horror a fire broke out in the ruins shortly after the aooident.N but it was extinguished Defore reach ing any of the victims. Carelessness of the grossest sort is responsible for the collapse of the lodging-house, and the loss of life it caused. From the statements of aeveral people, it is evident that the disaster had been expected. Warnings were given and unheeded. Contractor P. Gleason him self, who had oharge of the construc tion of the under-paving, or street work, on whioh the building was raised, says he explained to some of the workmen several days ago that if they continued operations along the line in whioh they were working, there was sure to be a collapse. The resources of the receiving hos pital were totally inadequate to the care for the wounded. Nine people were taken to that institution within three-quarters of an hour, and while two were being treated in the operat ing room, the remaining seven were huddled in the outer office, where they writhed and groaned in agony, until the doctors were able to attend them. Two women gave up the only sofa in the room to a man whose injuries were so painful that he could neither stand nor sit , INVENTIVE GENIUS. Woodburn Announce. Two New Me chanical Devices. Woodburn, Or., June 24. Mr. A. Ohlhoff, a civil engineer of Portland, has been in Woodburn for the last ten days making a drawing, plans and specifications of a patent potato-digger, originated and gotten up by Peter Sohorbaoh, of this plaoe. . It is a won derful piece of maohinery, and yet very simple. It will dig, sort and sack the potatoes, doing the work of sixty men. It will require two teams and two men to operate the madhine. One man will handle the horses, and the other 'tie the sacks. Already - agriculture firms in the East are beooming interested in this potato-digger, and one firm has se cured an option on the patent for the United States. Mr. Sohorbaoh leaves today for Portland with his model, whioh is a perfect brass one, drawings and papers, where he will have them upon exhibition for a few : days before forwarding them to the patent office at Washington. George Cathey, a 12 -year-old boy and a son of Dr. B. A. Cathey, has in vented a devioe for opening, closing and locking any. gate whioh swings on a pivot Mr. Ohlhoff says it ia the best patent gate he has ever seen, and thinks there is a fortune in it for some body who will push it ' FATAL ACCIDENT. Locomotive Boiler Exploded, Killing Seven and Injuring Other. Woodville. Tex., June 24. At Dou- cette, three miles north of Woodville, today,' the tram engine boiler of the Nebraska Lumber Company exploded, killing seven men outright, and seri ously, if not fatally, . injuring three others. It seems the engineer was just ready to start for the log camp, when the explosion took place, some eight or ten men being in the cab. . Some of the viotims had their heads torn from their bodies, and were otherwise muti lated beyond .recognition. The killed are: .-. ,.:', ' A. I, Douoette, president of the Ne braska Lumber Company; Grant Ham mersly, Charles Walforth, Charles Smith; William .; Sargent; : a man known about the mill ' as ' "Frenohy," but whose right name could not be as certained; another unknown man. -1 - The wounded are: Dan A. Harman, fireman, arms terribly , laoerated and painfully scalded about the face and neck; D. C Sullivan, seotion hand, badly soalded; Dowling, soalded about the faoe and neok. " , . The reports of just how the accident happened are somewhat conflicting. One reason given is that the engineer let his water get low with a hot fire and then turned on the injector. S Two Were Killed.-' ' Montpelier,Vt., June 24. In a rear- end collision on the Central Vermont railway near here this morning be tween a cattle train and the Montreal express, J. Seskinde, of Chioago, and Edward Brown, of Janesville, Wis., cattlemen, were killed. CHOICE OF THE REPUBLICANS eKinley' for; President, Ho bart for Vice-President. NOMINATED ON FIRST BALLOT Thrilling Scene. In the Ball When the ' Re.ulte Were Announced -Silver Men Bolted the Gold Stand ad Platform. St Louis, Mo. The Republican na tional convention has nailed its prin cipals to the masthead and -placed, in Dommani of the ship, which is to bear It to fortune or disaster in November, its popular idol, William MoKinley, of Ohio, and Garret A. Hobart, of New Jersey. ; But there was mutiny aboard, and, before the lines were caBt oft, some of the members , of the crew . who bad shipped on many a voyage refused to subscribe to the new shipping artioles and walked down the gang plank. Vote by State for I're.ldent. STATES. Alabama Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut ..... Delaware Florida Georgia Idaho Illinois " Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky , Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts .. Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri ......... Montana ........ Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire, 2b IE 1 28 18 17 34 1 16 2 is' 17 New Jersey.. ...... New York , North Carolina.., North Dakota.... Ohio Oregon Pennsylvania ... Rhode Island..... South Carolina.., South Dakota..., Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont ........ Virginia Washington West Virginia..., Wisconsin , Wyoming Arizona , New Mexico...... Oklahoma Indian Territory, 56 19V4 46 8 58 Dist. of Columbia, Alaska "Total ......... .... 92266184& 586136H Cameron received one vote In the Moiir tana delegation. The last day of the convention was held in session for. ten hours to accom plish the work out out for it, and the scenes at different times were ' tragio, dramatic and inspiring. Fully 15,000 people were in the vast auditorium to hiss or cheer by turns. f The bolt of the silver men from the West furnished the most dramatio in cident of the day. Led by Senator Teller, they had previously deolared their intention of refusing to subscribe to the gold plank in the platform, but, after Senator Teller had made his final appeal to the convention not. to take the step whioh would drive him and his colleagues out of the ranks of the party whioh in the past honored them, and they had delighted to serve, the convention had voted, 818 to 105, to stand by the gold declaration in the platform. When Senator Teller made his declaration, saying: "I must sever my connection 'With the politioal party whioh makes the gold plank one of the principal artioles of its faith," he paused and swpet his eyes aoross the hall. The galleries rose' with a yell, and mingled with the yell was a fusi lade of hisses. There was a pathos in the senator's voice, and those nearest could detect a glimmer of tears while he said there would be heartburnings and grief in the, sacrifice he and his oolleagues were to make for their con sciences. "."':'', ::' 'v;'.' Cheers then came' from . the silver delegates and the gold men were on their feet from the admiration of the man, not of his cause. The hisses were few this time. . No one who witnessed the scenes will forget them to his dying day, the pio ture of Senator Frank Cannon, .' of Utah, facing from the platform 10,000 irate, hissing, ' jeering people, as he read the valedictory of the silver men. The very oourage displayed by him won for him the admiration whioh compelled silenoe. When he had fin ished he turned and shook hands with the chairman and other friends on the platform. ::':''' : He then locked arms with Senator Teller, and the two men left the stand and moved . down between the walls of yelling delegates to where the standard of the Idaho delegation stood. There they were joined by the handsome, stalwart Dubois, and the three con tinued their march to the main door, their followers falling in behind them as they left the building. V; Carter and Mantle of Montana, kept their seats, signifying their willingness to abide by the plartf om. The silver men who bolted imme diately perfected plans to place Senator Teller in nomination as an independent silver candidate for president After, this sensational ' incident the convention turned to the work of selecting the standard-bearers. It was a foregone conclusion that McKinley would be nominated. ' B.ildw.in, of Counoil Bluffs, nomi nate d Allison, Senator Lodge nominat ed Reed,' Hastings nominated Quay, Depew nominated Morton, and For aker, in a masterly effort whioh turned the convention into bedlam, nominated MoKinley. : :' Save for the tumult that followed Woloott'a speech placing Blaine in nomination four years ago, the demon stration had no parallel in the nation, at least in length. The applause lasted twenty-seven minutes. Just at the close of 'the shouting thousands were ready to sink from sheer exhaustion. Altogether the Bcene was a remarkable one, and testified to the popularity of the oandidate who had been plaoed in the field. The ballot was then taken and Mo Kinley 's vote ezoeeded the expectation of his friends, as he received 661, within a vote and a half of 200 more tuan a majority, and almost three times as many as his five opponents. H s iif ill ill I III ill k r ' ilk u Major William McKinley. ' . The nomination was made unanim ous with enthusiaBtio speeohes from the representatives of the other candidates. After the deoision of the Piatt forces not to ' present the name of 'Governor Morton, the nomination of Hobart, of New Jersey, for vice-president, became a certainty. : The MoKinley force Was thrown for him, whioh was too potent to overoome, besides, it was the general sense of the delegates that the situa tion required the . nomination of . an Eastern man for vice-president. .' The nominating speeches were brief. '- Bulkley, of Connecticut; Lippitt, of Rhode Island, and General Walker, of Virginia, were also placed in nomina tion, but it only required one ballot to determine the result. Hobart received 680 votes, 90 more than a majority. Evans, his nearest competitor, reoeived 280.. There were scattering votes for Reed, Thurston, Grant, Depew, Morton and Brown. PLATFORM ADOPTED. ; Protective Tariff, Reciprocity and the '- .'' Gold Standard. The platform adopted by the national Republican convention is as follows: "The republicans of the United States, assembled by their representatives In na tional convention, appealing for the popu lar and historio Justification of their claims to the matchless achievements of SO years of republican rule, earnestly and confi dently address themselves to the awak ened intelligence, experience and con science of their countrymen, in the follow ing declaration of faata and principles: "For the first time since the civil war, the American people have witnessed the calamitous consequences of full and unre stricted democratic control of the govern ment. It has been a record of unparal leled incapacity, dishonor and disaster. ' "In administrative management, it has ruthlessly sacrificed Indispensable revenue, entailed an unceasing deficit, eked out or dinary current expenses with borrowed money, piled up the public debt by J262, 000,000 in itime of peace, forced an adverse balance of trade, kept a perpetual .menace hanging over the redemption fund, pawned American credit to alien syndicates, and reversed all the measures and results of successful republican rule. "In the broad effect of its policy, it has precipitated panic, blighted industry and trade with prolonged depression, closed factories, reduced work and wages, halted enterprise and crippled American produc tion while stimulating foreign production for the American market. Every consider ation of public safety and Individual In terest demands that the government shall be rescued from the hands of those who have shown themselves incapable to con duct it without disaster at home and dis honor abroad, and shall be restored to the panty which for 30 years administered it with unequaled success and prosperity, and in this connection we heartily Indorse the wisdom, patriotism and success of the administration of President Harrison. "We renew and emphasize our allegiance to the policy of protection as the bulwark of American industrial Independence and the foundation of American development and prosperity. This true American policy taxes foreign products, encourages home industry, and puts the burden of revenue on foreign goods; it secures .the American mar ket for the American producer; it upholds the American standard of wages for the American worklngman; it puts the factory by the side of the farm and makes the American farmer less dependent on foreign demand and price; It diffuses general thrift and founds the strength of all on - the strength of each. In its reasonable appli cation it is just, fair and impartial; equal ly opposed to foreign control and domestic monopoly ; to sectional . discrimination and individual favoritism. "We denounce the present 'iemocratlc tariff as sectional, Injurious to the public credit and destructive to business enter prise. We demand such an equitable tar iff, on such foreign imports as come into competition with American products, as will not only furnish adequate revenue for the necessary expenses of the government, but protect American labor from degrada tion the wage level of other lands. "We are not pledged to any particular schedules. The question of rates is a practical question, to be governed by the conditions of the time and of production; the ruling and unoompromlsing principle Is the protection and development of American labor and Industry. The country demands a right settlement and then it wants rest. ' "We believe the repeal of the reciprocity arrangements negotiated by the lasj, re- Subllcan administration was a national Isgrace, and we demand their renewal and exteneien on such terms as will equal ise eur trad wit ether aatlani, remove Xf the restrictions which now obstruct the sale of American products In the ports of other countries, and secure enlarged mar kets for the products of our farms, forests and factories. "Protection and reciprocity are the twin measures of republican policy, and go hand in hand. Democratic rule has reck lessly struck down ooth, and both must be re-established. Protection, for what we produce; free admissions for the necessaries of life which we do -not produce; recip rocal - agreements , of mutual Interests wnich gain open markets in return lor our open markets to others. Protection builds up domestic Industry and trade and se cures our own . market for ourselves re ciprocity builds up foreign trade and finds an outlet for our surplus. "We condemn the present administra tion for not keeping faith with the sugar proJucers of this country. The republican party favors such protection as will lead to the production on American soil, of all ti.e sugar which the American people use, and for which they pay other countries more than 100,000,OUO annually. . "To all of our products to those of the mine and field, as well as those of the sheep and the factory to hemp, to wool, the product of the great industry of sneep . husbandry, as well as to the finished wool ens of the mill, we promise the most ample protection. - "We favor restoring the early American policy of discriminating duties for the up building of our merchant marine, and the protection of our shipping Interests in the foreign-carrying trade, so American ships, the product of American labor, employed in American shipyards, sailing under the Stars and Stripes, and manned, officered, and owned by Americans, may regain the carrying of our foreign commerce. ' ' ' The republican party is unreservedly : for sound money. It caused the enact ment of the law providing for the re-.' sumption of specie payments In 1879; since then every dollar has been as good as gold; we are unalterably opposed to every measure calculated to debase our currency or Impair the credit of our country. "We are, therefore, opposed to the free coinage of silver except by international agreement, with the leading commercial nations of the world, which we pledge ourselves to promote, and until such agreement can be obtained the existing gold standard must be preserved. - "All our silver and paper eurreney must be maintained at parity with gold, and we favor all measures designed to maintain, inviolably, the obligations of the United States, and all our money, whether aoln or paper, at the present standard, the standard of the most enlightened nations of the earth. , "The veterans of the Union armres de serve and should receive kind treatment aiid generous recognition. Whenever practicable they should be given the pref erence in the matter of employement, and they are entitled to the enactment of such ' laws as are best calculated to seeave the fulfillment of the pledges made to them in the dark days of the country's perU. We denounce the practice in the pension bureau, so recklessly and unjustly carried on;by the present administration, of re ducing pensions and arbitrarily dropping names from the rolls, as deserving the severest condemnation of the American people. "Our foreign policy should be at all times, firm, vigorous and dlgnlfled and all our Interests in the western hemisphere carefully watched and guarded. The Hawaiian islands should be controlled by the United States, and no foreign power should be permitted to interfere with them; the Nicaragua canal should be built, owned, and operated by the United States and by the purchase of the Danish Islands we should secure the proper and mnchr needed naval station in the West Indies. The massacres in Armenia have aroused the deep sympathy and Just In dignation of the American people, and we Relieve the United States should exert all the Influence it can properly exert to bring these atrocities to an end. In Turkey American residents have been exposed to the gravest dangers and Amerloan proper ty destroyed. There, as everywhere, Amer ican citizens and American property must be absolutely protected at all hazards and at any cost. . . , , "We reassert the Monroe doctrine la Its fullest extent, and we reaffirm the right P, tha United States to give the doatrine effect, by responding toi the appeals of any American state for friendly intervention in case of European encroachment. 1 "We have not interfered and shall not In terfere with the existing possessions of any European cower in this hemisphere, but those possessions must not, on any pretext, be extended. We hopefully look forward to the eventual withdrawal of the European powers from this hemisphere and fo the ultimate union of all the English-speaking parts of the continent by the free consent of Its inhabitants. "From .the hour of achieving' their c-vn independence, the people of the Un.ted States have regarded with sympathy the struggles of our American people to free themselves from European domination. We watch with deen and Ahirilnor intar-aa ih. heroic battle of the Cuban patriots against -f.nm.tV 1 Tl Annraa.lnH .1 1 - . . " viiyiEoaivil, B11U UUr Uet IIOVIMI go out for the full success .of their deter mined contest for liberty. "The government of Spain, having lost control of Cuba, and being unable to pro tect the property or lives of resident ' American citizens, or to comply with its treaty obligations, we believe the govern ment of the United States should actively use Its influence and good offices to re store peace and give Independence to the island. , "Tho peace and security of the republlo and ithe maintenance of its rightful lnflu- . ence among the nations of the earth, de mand a naval power commensurate with its position and responsibility. We, there fore, favor the continued enlargement of the navy and a complete system of harbor and seacoast defenses. "For the protection of the quality of our American citizenship and the wages of our workingmen against the fatal competi tion: of low-priced labor, we demand that the Immigration laws be thoroughly en forced and so extended as to exclude from entrance to the United States those wh can neither read nor write. . . , .. "The civil service law was placed en ithe statute books by the republican party, which has always sustained it, and we re new our repeated declarations that it shall be thoroughly and honestly enforced and extended wherever practicable. "We demand that every citizen of tho United States shall be allowed to cast one free and unrestricted ballot, and that such ballot be counted and returned as cast. ' ' "We proclaim our unqualified condemna tion of the uncivilized and barbarous pra tlce, well known as lynching, or killing; of human beings suspected or charged with crime, without process of law. "We favor the creation of a national board of arbitration to settle and adjust differences which may arise between em ployers and employes engaged in Interstate commerce. "We believe In an Immediate return te the free homestead policy of the republi can party, and urge the passage by con gress of the satisfactory free-homestead measure, which has already passed tit . house and is now pending in the senate, "We favor the admission of the remain ing territories at the earliest practicable date, having due regard to the interest Of the territories and the United States.- All the federal officers appointed for the terri tories should be selected from bona fide residents thereof, and the right of sejf government should be accorded as far as practicable. ' , '' "We believe the citizens of Alaska should have representation In the con gress of the United States, to the end that needful legislation may be intelligently enacted. , 1 - "We sympathize with all wise and legiti mate efforts to lessen and prevent the evils of Intemperance and promote morality.. "The republican party is mindful of the rights of women. Protection of American Industries Includes equal opportunities, equal pay for equal work and protection to the home. , ' "We favor the admission of women to , wider spheres of usefulness, and weloome their co-operation in rescuing the country from dmocratlo and populist miamanajv meat and wisruls. . '