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lfH,JB vptTOIUC June S.-Tho gov- CjT I C 7 I M W 1 fe Wf 4 -f H
Sssfili dlhjf Mali iLftk? ULfthtlltl isHl 1
d V m - - V, WFATTTPT? -rnniv t- . probohly fatally burned. H
fil' U,T 13. . fa WEATHER TODAY Fair. m ;
0, vox,. -WL o. es. SAx lake cmr, I,Tti 2a 1flfU ,0 .--VT I
a lip hold-up
M OF A STAGE
!oe Passengers Give
:f! Up Valuables.
i Lone Highwayman Does His
rSS Work in Business-Like
SlSfi! ! Manner.
oot.Jt' jufe Other Peoplo Drive TJp "Whilo
'IccImSP They, Too, "Were Robbed.
lnd hJ S.vcfol to Tho Tribune.
1 he3P 3lj tAMPA, Ida., June 23. On the
aTiM? I M n'ounla,n -'"""t Uilrty miles
1 1 s01Ith rtllls cUy and Uvo ml,es
'5 (his side of Silver City at S
i o'clock this morning a bold highway
MAm. Bjn, afoot and alone, ahied only by a
I J 7 IT Ummerless double-barreled shotgun,
hMup the mountain stage bound from
i J I Silver City to this place, and compell-
IH Jul ins liB PassenSors- n'ne in number, to
NvJIB , ghtf forced them to give up their
i ; As lie completed his business with
, li the stage F. H. Chelins and wife of
lea Iatj ;t fljver cjty drove up from the rear In
i boegy, Tvhen they too were lined up
i ind relieved of their change.
At this Juncture Gus Geistersen of Do
, ' ; la Jlar rode up on horseback. The
tEr robber conipollc-d him to alight and cut
WKi's pptn the mail pouches, which he dellb
3rwMn,ji lately ransacked. He then told the
rcarVti i m t0 taJce to their rigs and pull
J 7 I iovn hill, which thoy did. The fellow
Sttirtot ? discharged his gun after them and then
lwbrf'a talked leisurely away south. It Is
" a ha J tboufht that he secured but about $-10
ehttH ( ltd some Jewelry
mtalafit: ' The robber wore a black mask and
hlcbkij J was small In stature. Word was tele
Tit a& ptooed here of the hold-up and a posse
led Id: : li Ecourlng: the mountains for the rob
TTwepiji f The victims of the hold-up were F. IT.
res i CTiellnsand wife, Silver City; Fred Pcr-
Wni, Salt Lake; S. C. Gardner. Silver
hores i City; A, Bird, Hnlley; John McCormick
drinr.W nd H. W, Pound, Texas; George Parks
d!rHW, tnd wife, Jordan Valley; Mrs. J. Pauld
i.TV.Lk . Jfiff.
iveEGt i -
SaW Mm Kd Not
Forget White Brother
f4 Hundred at Ross Fork Give
WUd Charivari for a Newly-
i Wedded Couple.
' ,! Kdal to The Tribune.
ilm - DLACKFOT. Ida., June 22.-A most,
IlIIW t U "table wcddI,,ff occurred this
:h f M morning at 10 o'clock when TV.
'i B. Eidredge and Miss Blanche
id tyj ;f Jones, both of Blackfoot, were mar-
alitojj :; at th residence of the latter. Miss
$ 'onu !3 a dauSntr of the late Col.
fi o SLM- rmerly editor of tho Blackfoot
J I S'J"i,on oC Idaoo's most d'stln-
V S ffiHmembuer oC Ule nrm of Brown &
b; ij i WlnjdBe. who conduct one of the larg-
tt I ai.me nh?i". establishments In the
SS,, Iocnl soclel' and are well
fo "ocd qnHM k "A'3, mornl for Glen
vrrt -'SSI ?P?B8aU Col- wllGre they will
15 SdP,i df7B before Going on an
f ,i ' St ndedtr,Pu through the South and
41 - ' ifn hcn the tra,n "caring the wed
1 WtJ;PU,lcd Int0 Rofls Fork whe?e
r55e!d 5? 4hndred of his Indian
1 S Ll iat Wou,d mne th- white
"S Sth rlVarl SUnd Hke thrush of
4JS ? '
1 1 fey !II in Denver
j r "Offering From Complete Nervoua
r; : Collapse, Brought on by Attack
BJ5 ' of Heart Trouble,
' H1??"1511, JUnC 2"-WlUIam A.
u2f ' IS e? k' Jr"' so" of TJnited States
. ,i9 : U f Cn!Uor W" A" C,nrk oC arantana,
IS - 2U" J8 5erIoUEl-v "1 at tho Sylvania,
SlS'? avenue, in this city.
Jfk tSKff5rI"B,from a C0I"Pcte nervous
M ti b'e'. Thc Physicians In at
aftanrCtCata!r10PeriJ1 Uiat after a few
1 Iare hu .,P Ptl,onL wlU bc able to
jSM CdlteiCnrdT at? 10 auPe-Dtend the
$?m Wrk g 1,18 horsC3 at Overland
Anj"dl,lM En Route to Carlisle
i W 10 Thc Tria-
3'neS18' ,)V'0-. Jnc 22.-A. IT,
Alo iffi; lechers on ihe Fort
'EM Jhroueh i Rain ,an reservation, v passed
Jl ltsle, po hi?rls'.,taklnf' lnci" to Car-
ool n'that place 'Cy Tr"' cnter th(i
NEW CI-nVAXG. Juno 22.-W'hilo a
Russian force of S0OO under Gen.
Kondradovitch was traversing
1 Wnfungko ravine, nine miles
southeast of Kalchou, Juno 9. it was
surprised by concealed Japanese ar
tillery. The Russians lost heavily,
their casualties bolng 1200 in number.
Gen. Kondradovitch extricated his men
and led them in good order to an en
From the Arctics
First Consignment of Treasure
This Season From the Nome
SEATTLE, Wash., June 22. The
steamship Oregon reached port at
ah early hour this morning from
the Nome gold fields. The vessel
is the first to complete the round trip
this season. .The Oregon brought four
passengers and more than $400,000 in
bullion consigned to local banks.
The ofllcers of the Oregon report that
the steamship Corwin was the first
vessel to reach Unit port. "When tho
Oregon sailed the steamship Portland
had not been sighted, and It was the
general opinion In Nome that the ves
sel had been carried into the Arctic
ocean by the heavy icefloes.
The treasure on the Oregon repre
nented part of thc wintcd clean-up, on
a number of claims neur Nome. There
is a big demand for laborers at the gold
fields and wages will probably be $7.50
a day In the open season.
Lost From Stealer;
Disappears Overboard Fi-om the J. S.
Higgins While En Route to
LOS ANGELES. Cal., June 22. Mrs.
George M. Hancock of Denver,
Colo., disappeared overboard from
the steamer J. S. lllgglns while
she and her husband were on their way
from San Francisco to this city where
they intended to spend the rest of their
days. No pne on board the steamer
saw her after she and her husband re
tired for the night and the watch on
board heard no sound between 0 and 4
o'clock Monday morning last when she
Is supposed to have stolen from her
stateroom and gone overboard. She
was missed by her husband at -1 o'clock
and a search was made for her without
avail. At that time the steamer was
about twenty-five miles off Point Sur,
and 125 miles from San Francisco.
List Victims Slocum
Horror Is Growing
Death Roll Fi-om tho Disaster
"Will dumber at Least
NEW YORK, June 22. That the Ill
fated steamship Slocum had no
life preservers abord less than
nine years old was admitted by
counsel for tho Knickerbocker Steam
boat company at thc Inquest today.
Although a week has elapsed since
tlic boat went to destruction on North
Brother island, the bodlen of its vic
tims continue to be found in the waters
adjacent to the scene of the disaster.
Today thirty-seven came to the surface,
making the total number recovered S83.
Of these 77S have been identified.
Prize Givon for Excollonco in Gun
nery in Last Annual Target
WASHINGTON, June 22. The
Navj department today award
ed to the battleship Oregon the
trophy for excellence in gunnery
in the last annual target practice for
which the ships of the navy have been
in competition. For thc gunboat class
It was determined that the Dolphin Is
entitled to the trophy, while thc trophy
for the destroyer class went to the John
Paul Jones, of th Pacific squadron.
GO TO ST. LOUIS
Salt Lake City Fathers
Will Travel in Private Car to
the Louisiana Purchase
Depart on the Afternoon of . July
1, for Fifteen Days' Ab
sence. IN REGAL style will Salt Lake City
Aldermen take-in the sights of the
"World's Fuir. In their private car
they will ttrnvel from Zlon to St.
Louis and they will live in the car
after they get there.
It is olllclally announced that the
members of the City Council will leave
for the fair on the afternoon of July
1, to be gone fifteen days. At 3 o'clock
). m.. one week from tomorrow thoy
will leave over the Rio Grande West
ern and Missouri Pacific roads. At
Kansas City a stop of an hour and a
half will be made for the purpose of
getting a glimpse of the town. Their
chartered car will arrive at the fair
city at G p. m. July 3.
Mayor Specially Invited.
A special invltatoin has been ex
tended to Mayor and Mrs. Morris to
accompany the Councilmen on their
Junket, but it Is understood that the
Mayor does not Intend to visit the ex
position until late in the summer. Pres
ident Hewlett, E. H. Davis and L. D.
Wood were appointed the committee on
arrangements and everything condu
cive to the comfort of the travelers that
can be thought of will be. attended to.
By going at this time the city fathers
will be given the opportunity of at
tending the National Democratlo con
vention, where seats will lie reserved
infill ijj xj. n. rBi-i j ,
Miss but Two Meetings.
By leaving on July 1 the Councilmen
will miss but two regular session
nights, three of the fifteen days to be
gone being holidays. A special session
of thc Council will be held on June 30
at S p. m. to approve the monthly pay
rolls and to attend to other necessary
business. The Councilmen say thejV
trip will not cost Salt Lake City one
cent, each member paying his pro rata
of the expenses of the trip. They fur
ther say that they will not take any
outsiders even to newspaper men
Kill Baby Brother
Little Fratricides Preserve Absolute
Silence When Confronted With
Special to Thc Tribune.
WODENA, Utah, June 22. While
Indian Jack of Eagle Valley,
sixteen miles west of Statellne,
was hauling a load ofs hay to
Statellne and while his squaw, with
other Indian women, was picking weeds
for a farmer in the valley, a tragedy
was being enacted at his tepce.
Indian Jack has two boys, 3 and 4
yenrs of age, and a daughter 7 years
old. His squaw on returning to her
topee in the evening after her work was
finished, missed the youngest child,
and by no amount of persuasion could
she induce the other- children to tell
what had become of their little brother.
A- search was instituted and tho
three-year-old child was found lying
on the slope of a hill unconscious, pre
senting a death-like appearance, al
though life was not entirely extinct.
Owing to the bloated appearance of
the child it was at first thought that
it had been bitten by a rattlesnake.
A hasty examlnatoin, however,
showed three ribs broken entirely away
from the backbone and its little stom-
acn caved in. to an appearance it Hav
ing been crushed with stones. Life not
yet being extinct, the frantic mother
bundled up the child and started for
Statellne, but It died on thc way.
Indian Jack, the father, is on edu
cated and Industrious man and is
heart-broken over tho death of his boy,
as he apparently realizes that he was
the victim of thc oldor chlldrens' anger.
He sayH that for some tilmc they had
manifested a strange antipathy for
their brother and that he frequently
caught them within the past ten days
The two culprits exhibit true Indian
traitn by maintaining a singular tnpi
j turnlty and by stoically refusing to an
swer any questions whatever as to
what they dl'd.
Smallpox in Rawlins.
Special to Th Tribune,
RAWLINS, Wyo., Junr M. Ono cns of
(raallpox hiis developed In Rawlins. Mrs.
O A Taylor, wife of a Union Pacific em
ployee, la sick with the disease. It Is bo
licved that she contracted it in Laraml
or on the train, as she had for many
weckii been confined to her homo with
brntn fver until ttr iroeks ajfo, vhtn
she went to 1-arnmte.
i Copyright K-04 by Clinedlnst. Washington.
t ' J9ePlVG- Cannn' SP0ik6r'ktl?U I
Convention, and His 'Two Grandchildren.
Speaker Has Is Day
Enthusiasm Which Had Lain I
Dormant Burst Fourth
Standard Rearers for 1904' Republi
can. Campaign Will Be Formally
CHICAGO, Juno 22. Becauso Speaker
Josoph G. Cannon was the central
figure thi proceedings of the Repub
lican National convention took on a
plcturesqueness and demonstrate oncss
which yesterday was looked for In vain
From the moment he was escorted to tho
platform to wield the gavol as the perm
mancnt chairman tho entire atmosphere
of the convention changed. Enthusiasm
which had lain dormant burst forth and
tho npplauso rang truo and hearty. Ho
made a speech ami 'tho audience cheered,
us he Bpoko Jocularly or In serious vein.
Ho was the entertainer; In fact he was
Event of the Day.
From the standpoint of political Impor
tance tho adoption of thc party platform;
was tho event of tho dayj It contained1; a
declaration of party policy that Is to form
the basis of much of the oratory' In tho
coming campaign. But tho permanent
chalrmnn's personality almost ovorshad
owed the platform
Will Nominate Today.
havo beon tho close had It boon tho de
sire of tho assembled delegates. Karly In
tho day a movomont was Inaugurated to
proceed with tho nominations, but tho
original programmu which was prepared
to oxtona over thrco days pre ailed and
tho standard bearers for tho JfOl Repub
lican campaign will bo named formally
The report of tho committee on creden
tials lntareated tho convention only so far
as it dealt with tho Wisconsin situation.
Senator McComas of Maryland, chairman
of the committee, road a report from tho
investigation of tho contest. Ho took tho
dolegates into tho confidence of ho com
mittee and explained in detail that a
thorough can"aaa wna made Into tho
merits of the contest, despite tho fact
that, the contestants had withdrawn their
claims on the. ground that fair troarmont
could not bo hod. Ha said ho Impuatlon
was directed at the convention Itself and
though recanted deoply br tho committee
the inquiry was oxhnuatlve and patient.
The report clorod with a declaration
that the "Htalwnrt" fnotlon, lrid by Sen
ators Spoonor and Quarles, Representa
tive Babcock and Judt'o Kmll Baenuch,
tho four dologates at l&rKo, Ih tho regular
Republican parCy in WlHconBln, 'Jhln
ttauoaal inaorsnment of the faction
headed by tho two TJnttod BfAtoti Bonatora
from that State ovoked prolonged ap
plause. , Ohc. of the remarkabld feature con
cerning the adoption of the platform was
the fact that; It has been . tho. Hubject of
administrative scrutiny and national in
terest for many weeks and was accepted
without a dissenting voto.
In addition in ii.,. i,itrr tni
reasons which always havo had a promi
nent position In Republican platforms,
the wer incorporated several clauses of
striking interest. Ono of these Is a plonk
looking to the reduction of the represen
tation of certain Southern States in tho
electoral college and in Congress. It is
built up on what Is known aa the "Payne
resolution." offered eight years ago, and
tho Quay resolution, offered four vears
ago, but goes further than either.
What. It Directs.
Tho plank directs an Investigation to
ascertain whether there have been uncon
stitutional disfranchisements of voters In
any State and If so demands a reduction
of tho representation of such States In
Congress, with tho consequent reduction
In tho electoral college and in national
The .full significance of pledges for the
continuance cf tho provisions of tho Chi
nese exclusion act and for tho further
ance of all legltlmato effor'ts to obtain
Tor American citizens abroad, without dis
crimination, thu rights of sojourn and
travel, was not appreciated when read
to the. convention.
Galleries Were Crowded.
Visitors were not so early about tho
convention .hall today, but when Mr.
Root called tho . convention to order
shortly after noon the Coliseum present
ed a more Inspiring appearance than on
tho preceding da. The galleries wero for
tle" first time crowded and. a large num
ber of the ladles present was especially
Demonstration for Fairbanks.
The greatest demonstration as the delo-
C"-iuii3 n ci i: CUII.-1 uiu i.uu was in.ii
which greeted Senator Fairbanks, who
had become known as the national choice
for tho second placo on the ticket. It
exceeded In enthusiasm tho ovation of
tho first day.
. While delegations interchanged Ideas on
tho floor, or sought their seats the con
vention w.ih called to order abruptly bv
tho temporary chairman. Mr. RooL'Whon
the delegates delayed . obedience, to tho
call Mr. Root, without hesitancy, per
emptorily ordered' tho Forgcants-nt-arms
to clear tho.nJ8lcs, The firmness he dis
played appealed to tho delegates and
rpm confusion tho" convention quickly
cliangod to i. well-ordered and perfectly
controlled body. After prayer bv tho Rev.
Thomas E. Cox, tho business of the- day
.Veteran Given Seat of Honor.
When Sonator McComas had completed
tho reading of thc report from thc com
mlttco on credentials, Senator Forakor
was recognized. He called the attention
of tho convention to tho fact that'Mal.
Gen. Oetorhaus, a German veteran of tho
Civil war, was In the hall, and suggested
that he be Invited to a Heat on thc plat
form. The convention oheored tho name
of Osterhaus. Tho Ohio Senator spoko
briefly of the part thc General had pluved
In tho assault on Missionary Ridge and
of his aid to Sherman in thc hitter's
march to the sen. Tho chairman ap
pointed a committer which escorted tho
General to the platform, where he was
Introduced to th6 convention as "Sher
man's corps commander." In it decided
ly German accent Gen. Osterhaus then
thanked tho convention for tha honor ac
corded him. He mentioned tho fact that
he had been present when Abraham Lin
coln .was nominated. Tho applauso which
followed was vigorous.
Invitation to St, Louis,
Senator Depow reported that no action
watt necessary by the cominiitco charged
with tho perfection of arrun?mentn for
tho convention to accept the Invitation of
tho Louisiana Purchase Exposition com
pany to vlHlt tho oxpo.sltion aa their
guesln, as thlB had already been attended
to by tho exposition management.
Cannon Given Ovation.
Tho announcement of tho pormanent or
ganisation for tho convention started tho
continuous demonstration which followod
the Introduction of Speaker Cannon as
permanont chairman. Ho was escorted to
tho platform hy a crmmlttco conlstlng of
John D. Long. The temporary and per
manent chairmen met in tho center of tho
stago, where thoy cloaped hands In a
cordial grouting. At this moment tho
applause woh doafonlng, thu convention
rising to Its fot. Still clasping hht hand,
Mr. Root led Mr. Cannon to the edge of
the platform and introduced him to tho
convention as the man who presided over
the greatest legislative body In America.
with n. grip so strong, n mind so clear,
nna a huart so sound that Iiq would wield
the gavel. In that body -for. inoiiy years to
An Inspiring- Scene,
a iiv aeuim mm toiiowcu was inspiring;
flags waved, hats wero thrown Into tho
nlr, do egatcs Jumped to their fcot and
then to chairs, .shouting wildlv. loudly and
continuously. Tntll the applause subsided
mt. Cannon stood awkwardly facing his
audience. In contrast with this was his
appearance after he had mado himself
heard and his magnetism felt.
Liked His Oratoiy.
Speaker Cannon's oratory was decidedly
to the liking of tho delegates. Ho estab
lished cordial relations evnn beforo ho
had uttered a word, llv stood in sllenea
for a moment on a tonguo-llko projection
In the center of tho platform. His faco
fascinated. It expressed abundant humor,
strangely blended with virile pugnocltv.
H was pausing to think how to beiflh.
Ills thoughts worM pictured In his face.
1 hey wore pleasant; they were Inspiring.
Instinctively he drew himself up and
characteristically raised hLs hand for a
gesture even betore ho spoke.
Speaker Cuts Loose.
Then cumo a delightfully refreshening
and humorously frank avowal. Each of
tho thousands of listoners received a con
fidential tip The sneaker had written his
first speech and had tried to momorlzo it.
But he did not have the slightest lnton
tlon of following It Ho knew the inspira
tion would come that had come and ho
Just wanted a free hand to cut loose.
"So lot us ramblo a while." That was
what ho said. And thon ho abandoned
himself to his limitless store of profound
political sagacity and his original and
characteristic vocabulary. Throughout
his address tho choorlng was generous, in
telligent and appreciative.
. treat Battle Is
Russian War Office Admits Immi
nence of Ono in Northern Part
of Liao Tung: Peninsula,
ST. PETERSBURG. June 22. Thc
. imminence of a battle in the
northern part of tho liao Tuns
peninsula Is admitted by the War
Office and Is Indicated succinctly in to
day's dispatches from the Associated
Press correspondents at Liao Yang,
Knl Ping and other points on the rail
road. The week of skirmishing around Slu
Yen retarded Gen. Kurokl's operations,
permitting Gen. Stakelbcrg to reach
Kal Ping, the rear g'uard slowly fall
ing back on Senuchon before the Jap
anese advance. Meanwhile large forces
are hurrying south from Liao Yang to
chock both Gen. Oku and Gen. Kurokl.
It Is believed here that Gen, Kuro
patkln's object Is to prevent a Juncture
of tho Japaneso armies. On thc other
hand the aim of the Japanese appa
rently Is to drive the Russians out of
the Liao Tung peninsula preparatory
to a march on Liao Yang. The ap
proach ot the rainy season will more
than likely precipitate matters.
Nothing Is known officially of tho
reported occupation of Hlaung Ynl
Cheung (Bsi Ung Chenz or Si Young
Cheng) by the Japanese. If the report
should be correct, It agrees substan
tially with the Japaneso plan of ad
vances as It Is understood here.
Wyoming Postmaotor Appointed.
Special to Tho Tribune
WASHINGTON, D. C, Juno 22, Suwin
L. Gregory haB boon appolntod postmjia
tor at Lono Troe, Uintah county. Wyo
ming; vlco Herbert J. Gregory, resigned.
p TINKERING I
: Republican Platform Is jl
: Protection Which Guards and I
Develops Industries Card- m
inal Policy of Party.
Efforts to Regulate Trusts Approved, t
Gold Standard Upheld, Powor- j
ful Nayy Advocated. jj
fflHICAGO. June 22. The text of thc H
I Republican platform Is as fol-
Fifty years ago the Republican party (
came Into existence, dedicated, among '
other purposes, to the groat task of ar- 'Ml
resting thc extension of human slavery
In IttO It elected Its first President. Dur- IH
lug twenty-four of the forty-four years ; JH
which havo elapsed since tho election of ;
Lincoln the Republican party has held
complete control of thc Government. For 'mM
eighteen more of thc forty-four years It i j'lH
has hold partial control through the pos- ; jjH
session of ono or two branches of the 'H
Government, while thc Democratic party l''H
during tho same period has had completo j
control for only two yearn Thl6 long ten- I jH
uro of power by the Republican party Is j, J
not duo to chanc6. R Is a demonstration , mU
that thc Republican party has command
cd thc conlldence of the American pcopl lijl
for nearly two generations to a dugree r. ,
never equalled in our history, and has dls- L
played a high capacity ror. rule and gov- f
crnment which hns been mado even mor &
conspicuous by the Incapacity and In- M
flrmlty of purposo shown by Its oppo- fl
Work of Grand Old Party.
Tho Republican party entered upon Its r;
present period of complete supremacy In Ij mM
1897. Wo have every right to congratulate IH
our.Tclvoo upon tho work since then ac- 1
complluhedK for It has added luster even f , mMt
to tlTo traditions of the party which car- tj'
rlcd the Government through thc storms !' m
of civil war. fi ll
Democratic Depression. ' 'jl
Wo then found the country after four H
years of Democratic rtilo la evil plight. Hlill
oppressed with mlafortuno and doubtful I I
of tho future Public credit had bern fH'l
lowered, the revenues woro declining, tho Fif"
debt was growing, tho Administration's v
attitude toward Spain was feeble and b jB
mortifying, the standard of values was Bk'l
threatened and uncertain, labor was crip-
pled, business was sunk In the depression y jH
which had succeeded the panic of 1SS3; , 'jl
hopo wan faint, and conlldenco was go no. ''
What Republicans Did. I'H
We met these unhappy conditions vigor- j
ously, effectively and alone. Wo replaced ll'l
a Domocratlo tariff law based on free ;H
trade principles and gainlshod with sec- ' 1 11
tlonal protection by a protective tariff, j :H
and Industry) frood from oppression and ''''ll
cumulated by tho oncnuragement of. wife Tl
laws, has expanded to a degreo never be- '1
fore known, has conquered now market? jl 'H
and has created a volumo of exports IH
which hs surpassed Imagination. Under 'lil'l
tho Dlncioy tariff Iztrr has beon fully k'I
Wages havo rison, and all lnduatrios ll
havo revived and prospered. IH
Gold Standard Fixed. Vt
Wo firmly established ih? gold standard i
which was then menaced with destrue- iv ll
tion. Confldcnco returned to business, and j j 'fH
with conlldenco an unexampled prosperity j J jH
For deficient revenues, supplemented by j jH
Improvident issuos of bonas, we gave th !' jl
country an lncorao which produced a largo I jj
surplus, and which enabled us only four IHil
years after tho Spanish war had closed to , JiH
romovo over ono hundred millions of an- 'hl
nual war taxes, reduce tho public debt ll
and lowor tho interest charges of the
Public Credit Reviewed. ' nll'l
Tho public credit, which had been so 5
Joworcd that In time ot peace a Demo- j ill'H
cratic administration mndo largo loans at jj JH
extravngant rates of Interewt in order to jl jjH
pay current expenditures, rose under Re- lir'l
publican administration to Its highest j j jH
point and enabled us to borrow at 2 per j jH
cent, oven In time of war. (
Cuba Set Free. ,
Wo refused to palter longer with tho ijt Jf
tnlBorlos of Cuba. We fought a quick and S j:
vigorous war with Spain. We sot Cuba '( I Hl
free, governed tho Island for three years r'l
and then gave It to tho Cuban peoplo with ! ' H
order restored, with ample revenues, with ! jH
education and public health established, f 'i H
free from debt and connected with the
United States by wise provisions for our -jj j H
mutual Interests. ')
I We havo organized tho Government of r il
Porto Rico and Its pplo now enjoy k , JH
neaco. freodorn, order and prosperity. fl, mMM
Order in the Philippines. V '
In thc Philippines wo havo suppressed j jH
lnsurroctlon, established order and given j H
to life and property a security never f. () jH
known thoro before. We haw organized ( . jl
olvll government, mado It effcctlvo and jj H
strong In admlnltratlon, and havo con- j H
ferrcd upon the peoplo of thouo Islands the v H
largest civil liberty they hnvo over en- fitH
By our poHscsslon of the Philippines wo jM'l
wero enabled to tako prompt and effcctlvo h L'H
aotion in the relief of the logatlcras at Pe- h t m
Mns. and a deciolve part in proventlng tho j.MWMM