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SALEM. OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 1008
CONVENTION WILD FOR BRYAN
Republican National Committee Names Chairman
FlfrT FIGHTS HARELY AVERTED
LIB IS PASSED ACCUSA
TIONS FLY THICK AND PAST
I'UHLIO KEPT OUT.
i United Trcis l.cniod Wire.)
Donver, Colo., July 8 After whnt
wns probably as stormy nn nil night
ttsslon of a committee on credentials
iTever hold nv a Democratic nation
al convention, the permnnont roll of
the present convention lg still Incom
plete this morning. The committee
OUTCOME WAS EXPECTED
SHELDON, CONNECTED WITH
BIG INTERESTS, SELECTED AS J
(Continued on pagu Qvo.)
(United Press I.cosed Wire)
Bun Bun Hot Springs, Vn., July 8.
Frank H. Hitchcock was unanimous
ly chosen chnlrmnn of the Republi
can national commltteo today. ' r
Aftor tho unanimous election of
Hitchcock to tho chairmanship, Geo.
Sheldon of New York, was chosen
treasurer. Sheldon has been in tho
banking business slnco 1870. Ho la
PEOPLES BARGAIN HOUSE
TAKE ADVANTAGE OP JAP HOY
COTT AND START TWELVE
.MILLION DOLLAR LINE BE
TWEEN CHINA AND AMERICA.
(United rri-t tinned Wire.)
San Francisco, July 8. Taking'
ndvantago of the boycott declared by
their countrymen against Jnpnn, ropr
COM M, O N K Il'S NAME AND
PICTURE CHEERED FOR LONG
PERIOD OUTRURST IS SUD
DENCAUSED MY GORE.
(United l'rtu I.ened Wire.)
Auditorium, Denver, July 8. (By
Henry E. Eland, Stnff Correspondent
United Press.) What wns undoubt-
resontntlves of a syndicate of Chi-,odly the greatest demonstration in
peso mllllonalroa are abroad tho any modern political convention,
liner Slbora on tholr way tf San
Francisco to mako preparations to
oven eclipsing that for Roosevelt In
tho Republican convention at Chi-
Crowds Attend Our
THE PEOPLE. KNOW THE STORE THAT GIVES THE VALUES.
XO MERCY SHOWN TO PRIOEfl DURING THIS SALE. ALL DE.
PAHTMENTS ARE REPRESENTED. IP YOU WANT THIS SEA
SOX'S LATEST MERCHANDISE COME TO OUR STORE AND SEE
TUB LOW PRICES WE ARE ASKING.
establish a $12,000,000 stenmshjol cago in point of duration was start
line botweon tho Orient and this.ed in tho convention today when
port. Tho syndlcato will not only, blind Senator Gore, of Okla., first
run liners botweon San Francisco mentioned the name of Bryan In this
and Canton, Shanghai and other ( convention. Ho had been called up
ports but will nlso bo a system of on to address tho delegates and spec
river Touto nnd'by using small boats t tntorB. 'Ho referred to tho Nobrns
drain all tho shipping of the coun-.kan nH tho greatest living npostlo of
try Into tho trans-Paclflo v.cssels. human liberty As tho Ncbraikan'n
Sir Lan Chang Don, former mln-'namo fell from his lips it was taken
iBtor to Amorlcn, who was knighted lip In one mighty shout of "Bryan."
by Queen Victoria, I tho leading Then began tho sceno of wild en-
SENDS LETTER TO
l' CITY GOVERNMENT
CHARGES PECULIAR ACTIONS AGAINST THE COMMITEE ON
STREETS, AND SAYS CITY ENGINEER CHANGED 1IIH MIND
MOYOR DIRECTS A REPLY THAT SETS DOWN THE LIMITS OP
FORBEARANCE AND ORDERS THE CORPORATION TO COMI3
TO THE ESTABLISHED GRADE.
Following letter from Superinten
dent and General Manager Guy W.
Talbot of tho Oregon Electric rail
way, dated Portland, July 3, was
read at the last meeting of tho city
council, and tho mnyor wot. instruct
ed to reply thereto after an extended
statement by tho chairman of tho
street commltteo. Managar Talbot
wrote as follews:
"Gentlemen: At tho meeting of
your honorable body, held on Juno
8th, I submitted, on behalf of the
Oregon Electric ' Railway' company?
an earnest protest against tho adop
tion of a propoeerivnow grade", lino
on Broadway and High streets, giv
ing, in general ttfrms, tho reasonB
for .uch action on 'my lmrt, I uri.
dorstnnd your lionorablo body, by
resolution, authorized your street
committee to consider and doviso a
solution of tho difllculty in a spirit
flguro In tho awakening of the Chi- thuslasm. Men sprang to their feot.
neso commercial dragon. He organ- moved by tho impulfe of honoring ' consistent with tho contents of my
ized tho syndicate which include? . their chief leader and proceeded to
somo of tho highest officials of China ; shout themselves hoarse.
Although tho Japanese govern-' Proently some one in tho crowd
$1 00 Chamy Mercerized Silk
Gloves all colors and black elbow
lengths. Clearing Price, pair 69
Soiled Sheet, Pillow Cases and
Whito Bed Spreads at Olearlns
5,000 Yards of Wash goods
must go. Clearing Prices on
them all frm So. a yard up;
, L .
50c Dress Goods
Now yard .25
S5c Dress Goods
Vow ard . .... ,...49ev
50c Silks, all colors
85? Dres Silks, all colQri-Ya.d
Embroideries that were 10c
and I2ic yard, now only...5i
And so on along tho line.
Sun Bonnets 9c; Men's 25c
Straw Hats, 10c; Men's Overalls,
now 39c; Boys' 25c Walst3, now
15c; Boys' Wash Suits, 39c and
3c, Be t Standard Calicos, yard
On all our Ladles' Suits, Dress
Skints and Shirt Wnists, also on
all our Millinery and Feathers.
It Is No Such a Thing
That thero Is no place that you canot keep cool. Get off tho
streets n few minutes, Btep Into tho VAUDETTE, get under one of
those big -celling fans. The change will do you good
communication to you.
"On Juno 11th I rece'ved a letter
from tho chairman of the commltteo,
requesting to furnish him all Mocu-
imentory ovidenco on the'subject In
tho pofviesslon of either tho Willnm-
body to tho following quotation front,
your commltteo's roport, as sub-,
ml t ted to and adopted by you on
" 'Wo also addrcssod Iottors to-the-followlng
gentlemen who wo thought
might help us In a proper Bohttlen:
Hon. II. B. Thlolson, Hon. Wm.
Bushoy, Hon. Frank Waters and"
Hon, Robt. E. Downing. To these w
havo had no written reply as re
quested. Wo also addressed a loiter
to Guy W. Talbot, which wo asked .to v
be read at this point. Thero was no.
reply, but. tho company was repre-. i
suited by Mr. QalvAiit Ihr iJeriKift,'"4"'v
who asked us to defer action for one
week longer, but owing to .tho longr
continued controversy and tho hold
ing up of ni'cdod Imprftvcnionte In."
tho city, wo thought best to dotjf .
this request.' "'
"In other words', tho committee
admits thnt It did not deem It nec
o'cary, nor ovon advlsablo, to wait
for a singlo reply from nny ono of
tho different parties to whom it to
confidently looked for help Jn a
proper solution; nor Imn yr com
mltteo, at least Judging from tho q-
etje Construction company or the her addressed .to mo, deemed tho
grabbed up the banner bearing tho
name of hJ.4 stato and marched with
it down the aisle. Immediately it
was followed by other banners and
emblems of all tho etates but five
whero dancing above tho heads of
prontablo venture. Tho present ex- Doraocr;cy The flve' wWobh m
nent has refused to grant a subs'dy
to tho company its bankers have
plenty of money and with unofflcjnl
support of tho government, which
has not been signified will be given,
it is believed the now line will be a
$2.50 White Linen Dress Skirts,
C'earing Price $1.49
11.00 White India Linen Shirt
Waists, Handsomely Trimmed
with embroidery, now... 49
Ladies' Swell trimmed $5 Hats,
now only 2.50
Ladles $15, $18 and $25 Suits,
the latest, $8.50, $10.50 and
$12.50 sale on.
port trade to America alono amounts
Tho Inland water transportation
business of China has been In the
(hands of Japanese heretofore. The
new company will make a strong bid
for this business. An effort will be
made to interest American capital in
tho new company but another object
of the visiting commissioners will be
to Inspect American ahlpyards with
tho possibility of having the new lin
ers built hero.
The Store That Saves You Money
vice president of tho City Trust com
pany of New York and Is Identified
In various capacities with many bl
financial concerns. He had been
prominent in Republican national
politics for a number of years.
After Hitchcock and Sheldon had
been selected, Taft went Into confer
ence with a sub-committee of party
managers, Thoso who participated In
the conference were Sesator Wm. E.
Borah, of Idaho, presidium Frank O,
Lowden, of Illinois, Myron Herrlck,
of Ohio, C, Nagle, of Missouri, Wm.
H. Ward, of New" York, Lowell Clay
ton, of Ark., E, C. Duncan, of North
Join in wora those of New York, Now
Jerey, Delaware, Georgia and Minn
eiota. Murphy nnd his Tammany Jeadord
did not even move from their choir.
Redoubled enthusiasm was caused
whon a big banner bearing Bryan's
picture was taken to the platform.
These act3 to Induce the crowd to
keep up the cheering were really not
needed, however. Old and young
men and women gave fervent to their
feelings and rein to tho voices.
The crowded galleries Joined In
the oheering and pandemonium
reigned supreme. Carried away by
tho excitement women clambered In
to their chairs and waved hats and
handkerchiefs. Some even went to
far as to grab the hats from the
hands of their men friends and Join
ed in the mad walk around the hall.
Tho contrast in the character of tho
demonstration with that at Chicago
three weeks aeo was marked. There
the enthus'asm was confined largely
to tho galleries. Today Jt was tho
delegates who started it and carried
it on. The demonstration lasted ono
hour and 28 minutes.
In anticipation of a battle on tho
Oregon Electric Railroad company.
Aside from tho fact thnt tho com
munlcntion was neither signed, nor
contained nny evidence of its being
official, tho chairman of tho commlt
teo neither indicated tho Intention,
purposo or plan of action, nor had
he as much as hinted a probablo date
whon his committee would consider
this apparently much vexed question.
"However, I turned ovor tho lot
tor to Mr, Wm. S. Turner, who is in
posees!on of tho Willnmetto Con
struction company's correspondence,
requesting a thorough examination
of old correspondence with n view of
complying with the request of your
"In tho meantime, nnd boforo tho
oiu correspondence could be gone
ovor, other matters called our en
gineer to your city, nnd, while thero
on Juno 15th, by mere chance, ho
met the chairman of tho street com
mltteo In tho very room In which
thnt committee was to moet, and,
having learned of Its contomplatel
action, our engineer called tho at
tention of said commltteo to tho in-'
wholo matter of sufficient importance
to frankly declare its Intention to
transact this mnttor at a ntateit
time nnd placo. Thus, without ob
taining any Information from nny of
tho admitted toureds of supply, your
commltteo, according to its own dec
larations, and within a fraction ,ot
one week, lnvotlgnted, established
nnd ro-estnbllshod abouU ono , and
one-half miles pf street grado, giv
ing no hcnrlng to tho party upon
nhom tho henvlest oxpon) In this
transaction is to fall, nor wnlt for
any information from any rource,
nnd apparently rested its ratio upon
the opinion of your city engineer,
who, though hcrotoforo n Wrong and
unqualified s.upportor of tho pres
ent grndo as built by tho Oregon
Electric Railway company, nil of n
buddon exporioncod n ahnngo of
heart and recommends a grado much
lowor than the grado wo nro objaot
"It is noedloss to say that such pe
culiar mothotU of settling any diffi
culty can only load to further dolars
which, I assuro your honorablo body.
na, and Frank B. Xellogir, of flwrf.r653w j KfCt 0 ttkY Jt l therefore heg to
spta. ' '''TcontlnufedTon i pagiiv)' ' ca'1 tn0 attention of your Honorable
Justice of such action on its pnrt;jaro not of my suiting. I thoroforo
claiming thnt the company was at most roapeotfully bog thnt your hon
least entitled to tome notice of suoVornbio body tnko such action on thin
meeting, and also reminding said
committee that tho company's inter
est in the matter is represented' by
about one-eighth of the cost of the
ontiro ctreet Improvement, exclusive
of tho additional work connected
with the propoied lowering of tho
track, and that we had therefore a
Just claim for a regular notice, stat
ing time nnd place of such meetlnrj,
in order to enable all parties coi
cerned to arrlvo at a fair and square
solution of the difficulty. This the
chairman of the committee deolinud
"It Is not at all my desire to
charge your committee with unfair
ness in this matter, yet Its action,
as interpreted by Its own roport, Is
&o manifestly unjust that it can not
escape Buch charge, much as I re-
matter as will lend to a sott lemon t
upon a Just nnd oqultablo bash. To
this end I authorized bopi our en
gineer nnd our attorney to make tho
necessnry representations boforo
you, leaving It to them to tnko sunn
notion.. in this matter as will pro
toet tho rights and property of tho
Oregon Eluctrlo Railway company."
"GUY W. TALBOT."
TIio Mayor's Reply.
In a letter dated July 7, 1908,
Mayor Rodgers replies to Mr. Talbot
of tho Oregon Electric a follews:
"Your letter of July 3d adressod
to the mayor and common council of
tho city of Salem in reference- to tho
grade on Broadway wns read at tho
lost meeting of tho council nnd r
was requested to make reply.
"I beg to call your attention to tho
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