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BUTLER WEEKLY TIMES
J. D. ALLEN, Editor.
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The Wcsxi.t Times, publUhed every
Thurtday, will be ent to ny addieti
re yeir, potge paid, for $1.00.
Democratic C"i'"tv T'nt.
Tor n. irt'i'Uttlv lion. Jam N. Sharp.
For rroai'OtiK Attorney A. B. I.ttdwiek.
For SUt-rlir Moae B. Morrli.
For Trrssim-r W. It. Hi-ll.
For Surveyor Edward II. Ilorron.
For I'ulillc AiItnlnltrator-8. T. llroaldua.
For Coroner Or. W. II. Alh n.
ForCoun'y JwIkh, South lItt , Will I.ani'y.
For Counly Jugi; North A. Bruce.
While the small fry republicans are
eoufiJent Roofevelt and Fairbanks
will bo elected, the big fellows are
preparing to raise millions to be put
iuto the campuign.
I!.'ftJtuarteiB 1 ! the Dein icratie
congressional committee hHa been
transferred from Washington City to
St. Louis. Congressman W. S.
Cowherd, chairman of the committee
lias secured rooms at the Planters
Edmund Bersh, ex member of the
house o? delegates of St. Louis, plead
ed guilty Monday to the charge of
boodling placed against him by Cir
cuit Attorney Folk. He will be sen
tended to the penitentiary for not
less than five years.
There will be 994 delegates, not
counting Porto Rico, to the coming
Democratic National convention
Should these be admitted the full eon
vention will consist of an even 1,000
delegates, ol which two-thirds (6(57)
will be necessary to nominate candi
Speaker Cannon, chairman of the
Republican national convention, left
Chicago for his home at Danville in
a special car a sick man. He had a
low fever convention week alternating
with chills, and his physicians told
him be would have to hare a com
' plete rest.
The reporters lor the city papers
claim that the national republican
convention at Chicago resembled a
' J checker board. One white man and
one black man. Social equality in a
republican convention may be the
proper tbi g, but it wouldn't work
in a Democratic convention.
It was ex-Senator Thurston, of
Nebraska, who not long ago referred
to Roosevelt as the "man whom ev
ervbody is for, but whom nobody
wants." This is iu line with the late
Senator Quay's remark that the "re
publican party is preparing for a
good licking - That the first named
was correct in bis estimate is shown
by the entire lack of anything ap-
proachlngenthuslaem over the result
of the Chicago convention, the work
of which had been arranged, even to
the smallest detail, months ago.
Senator Quay rarely misjudged the
temper of the American people on
political matters. . 4
LOT TV0 All $7,50. $8, $9, $10 SUITS go at $5.00.
LOT THREE All $10, 12,50 SUITS go at $7.50.
our goods are all marked in plain figures and there is no fake business done by the old
A card to Tnc Times announces
that Parker headquurters are open
ed at the Planters Hotel, In St. Louis
until after tho Democratic National
convention next week. Parker will
unquestionably be the strongest man
before the convention, but it Is ex
ceedingly doubtful if he will have or
can secure enough delegates to get
him the nomination. He will be bit
terly contested by Hearst, who will
have a strong ally In Bryan. While
these two, on the face, do not apper.r
to control a third of the delegates,
other gentlemen who have lightning
rods up, ran always be depended
on giving eucouragf nient to the de
feat of the strong mnn. Mr. Gorman
can always be regarded as a possi
bility and while he would naturally
be friendly to Judge Parker's candi
dacy, if the Judge's defeat meant a
show for Gorman victory, daturally
ho would met some jHibbles in the way.
Mayor Jno. B. MeClellan, of New
York would make a very available
candidate, which fait is reoogniz d
all over the country. If the contin
gency should arise he would be
strongly backed by Tammany and a
candidate satisfactory to New York
must be named if we expect to have
any show for victory at the polls
Then there is the possibility that
Cleveland's name will be sprung as
the one man who can carry the piv
otal states and thus insure Demo'
cratlc success. His name would be
bitterly opposed by the west and the
Bryan element in the party and the
prospects that he will be the nonii
nee is very vague.
Missouri will present the name of
perhaps the beet equipped man for
president in the person of General
Francis Mtuin Cockrell. In tern
perauMri.1, iu knowledge of public
affairs, gained by a life's devotion to
the peoj.k-'o and the government's
interests, as a statesman, as a dip
lomat he is the peer of any man. His
strength lies in his personal availa
bility and the high esteem in which
he Is held by people of all parties.
The talk that in the case of a dead
lock that Bourke Cockran wonld
spring the name of Mr. Folk and that
Mr. Bryan would second his nomina
tion, thus bringing together the ex
treme wings of the party upon this
distinguished young Missoarian is
seriously regarded In many sections
as a very strong probability. Mr.
Folk Is In no sense a candidate and
has stated his position frankly and
positively, but if he should be "draft
ed" in that way, it is regarded as
almost certain that he would accept
It will a take wise man to prophesy
with accuracy the nominee of the
Democratic party for president at
St Louis on July Cth.
Joseph E. Uawley, of Pennsylva
nia, says Mayor George B. MeClellan
of New York, will be nominated for
president by the Democratic national
convention in St Louis. ,
Just 1,031 men, women and chil
dren perished in the burning of the
excursion steamer, General Slocum,
in East river, New York, two weeks
All $5, $6, $7
Washington, June 24. Sweeping
changes in the Cabinet of President
Roosevelt was announced officially
at the White House to-day. The an
nouncement in the form of a brief
typewritten statement by Secretary
Loeb, as follows:
"The following Cabinet appoint
juenta are announced:
"William II. Moodly of Massachu
setts, Attorney General.
"J'aul Morton of Illinois, Secretary
of the Navy.
"Victor II. Metcalf of California,
Secretary of commerce and Labor-
"Tho resignations of Secretary Cor
telyou and Attorney General Knox
have been accepted, to take eff ect
It is expected that further changes
will take place in the Cabinet ntxt
Postmaster Gsneral Payne prob.
ably will retire from the Cabinet af"
fie campaign. Ho will bo succeeded
by National Chairman Cortelyou.
Secretary Moodly will continue as
a member of the Cabinet only until
the end of the present administra
tion on March 4 next, when he will re
tire to enter upon the practice of law
in Boston. , .
Theodore Roosevelt, descended
from Claes Vn Roosevelt who mi
if rated from Holland to America in
1649, is the son of Theodore Roose
velt, of New York city, and Martha
Bulloch, of Rosewell, Ga. He was
born In New York city on October
27, 1858; was graduated from Har
vard university in 1880; served in the
New York assembly from 1882 to
1884; was chnirman of the New York
delegation to the Republican nation
al convention in 1884; was defeated
for mayor of New York in 1886;
United States civil service commis
sioner from 1889 to 1895; President
of the New York police board from
1895 to 1897; assistant secretary of
the Navy from 1897 to 1898; lieuten
ant colonel and colonel of the First
Volunteer cavalry in 1898; governor
of New York from 1898 to 1901; Vice
President of the United States In
1901: President of the United States
since September 14. 1901.
John Sharp Williams
For Temporary Chairman
New York, Jane 25. Members of
the Democratic National committee
now here say John Sharp Williams.
Democratic leader In Congress, un
doubtedly will be the temporary chair
man of the St Louis convention and
will make the keynote speech. It is
expected that his selection will be
ratified whn the National committee
gathers next week in St. Louis. '
Senator Bally of Texas has been
mentioned for permanent chairman
of the convention bat it Is believed
to be unlikely that , both presiding
officers will be chosen from the south.
Uncle Sam's Big Navy.
The commotion of ships now nnder
construction will make our navy
twice as strong a! it Is now and
three times as powerful as tt was at
thA hea-lnnim? of the SDaalsh-Ameri-
can war. It will then rank as the
third In the theoretical tonnage and
the second in actual ngning power.
SUITS o at $4.00.
VARDAMAN WILLING T0
ELIMINATE NEGRO VOTE.
Mississippi Governor Declares
for Decreased Representation
and Fifteenth Amendment's
Jackson, Miss., June 27 Gov.
Yardman, in the course of an inter
view, made the very important dec
laration that ho was ready to ac
cept the proposition to repeal the
tifteenth amendment, elimiuate the
iiHgro from politics and, as a conces
sion, agree to have the South's rep
resentation cut down.
Gov. Vurdaman was asked to-night
what he thought of the negro suf
frage plank in the Republican plat
form. He said:
"As long as the negro ei joys all
the rights of cu American citizen
under tho amendment, the represen
tation in the South will not be dis
turbed. Should the fifteenth amend
ment be ropsale 1, however, and the
Southern states, as they should do,
eliminate the negro from politics
absolutely, then I see no special
harm or wrong in cutting down the
South's representation in Congress.
"The truth is, I stand ready to ac
cept the proposition to repeal the
fifteenth amendment, eliminate the
negro from politics, and, as a com
pensation to the North for that con
cession to the South, I would most
cheerfully surrender that part of our
representation in Congress which is
bised upon the negro population.
' With the negro foreverelimlnated
from politics in the South, we can
stand anything that the white peo.
pie in any other section of the repub
lie can stand. Since the negro has
been made such an important plank
in the Republican platform, I sincere
ly hope that the Democrats may
accept the challenge and come out
squarely for a white man's govern
ment. I do not believe that an an
nouncement that could be made by
the convention at St Louis would
go quite so straight to the hearts of
the white American voter as a clear
cut declaration against permitting
negroes to participate in the govern
ment of the nation. The time Is
opportune for the Democratic party
to speak ont on this question."
The Last of the Range Steers.
Muskogee, I. T., June 25 In the
closing days of Jane there will be a'
tremendous movement of cattle from
Indian territory ranges to the mark
ets. . This movement has already be
gun and the railroads are taxed.to
supply the demand for cars. This is
the last year for the cattleman.
When the fattened cattle go off the
ranges this month theyVill never be
replaced. The day of the range steer
has passed. All the big pastures,
from 25,000 to 100,000 acres, hare
been cut into allotments. Many of
the cattlemen of the territory who
hare handled thousands of cattle ev
ery year have quit the business, and
those who remain say that this is
their last season,
I will close out ray entire stock -at
cost, nothing reserved, until
REPAIRING PROMPTLY DONE.
CHILD HELPS LYNCH
Fourteen-Year-Old Girl Places
Nooses Around Neck of
Man who Assaulted Her
Memphis, Tenn., June 20 A spe
cial to the Commercial Appeal from
Europa, Miss., says:
Starling Dunham, a negro wanted
on the charge of criminally assault
ing the 14-year-old daughter of John
Wilson, a white man, near Belle
fountatne, two weeks ago, and with
attempting to criminally .assault
three yonnff wnniu mnned Dunn,
near thi dty, ull liuring the course
of the siirue day, was hui g-d in the
public FqiM here .to day by a mob.
The no mo was placed 'about the
negro's n- ck by the little Wilson girl
who positively i ientifled him as her
assailant. The negro was then placed
upon the back of a black horse, and
a signal from the leader of the mob,
the wilson girl led the horse from
" Over 8,000 persons, white and
black, witnessed the hanging. The
lynching was as orderly as a legal
execution. After being assured that
the negro was dead, the mob cut
down the body and turned it over to
relatives for burial.
Denounces Negro Plank.
From every section of the South
come denunciations of the negro
plank id the Republican platform,
adopted by the Chicago Convention.
The resurrection of the bloody shirt
is, in the opinion of Republicans as
well as Democrats,' calculated to
make the Booth moretalld than ever.
The threat to reduce Southern
representation in Congress is looked
upon as a threat for which the Presi
dent himself is responsible, since he
sanctioned evary plank before the
nlfttform was anhmlttaA tn Kl
r . iu, ucih
N. B, JETER,
"Watch Inspector of Mo. Pac. Ry.
If you would have
your prescription com
pounded from the best
and purest drugs'; skil
fully and accurately pre
pared; tearing the full
measure of medical value.
If you would have the
eatisfection of knowing
that it is absolutely right
Ask your doctor.
FRANK T. CLAY,
Hortt Sid Sqnan, Tnokwr'i oil Stood.
Alarnfed at America's Navy.
St. Petersburg, June 24.-The re
sults of the Chicago convention arriv
ed here too late for press comment
this morning. The 8t Petersburg
Novoe Vreyma devotes a long edl-'
torial to speculation regarding the
object of the enormous naval expan
sion of the United States. It says:
''It Is difficult to suppose it is for a .
pacific purpose and more difficult to
imagine that it is doe to fear of ag-.
gressiononthepart of a European
power." " .
Continuing, the paper says that
the only presumption left is that the'
Uuited States is preparing at no dis
tant time to atnack some one, and
warns the European statesmen to
'beware of the boundless appetites
of American exporters, which, other
mfans lauiDg, must be suppled bv
force of armi.!' , -